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Grasshoppers: 'An Alpine Journey'

  1. Grasshoppers: 'An Alpine Journey'

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    Grasshoppers: An Alpine Journey

    When looking for a new club to start a save with, I identified Grasshoppers as a team I was really interested in. A fallen giant of Swiss football, I wanted to take them back to the glory days mainly by using youth development. However, the standard Swiss football pyramid seems exceptionally dull (10 teams per league). I wanted to try something different.

    To solve this, I created a custom database which combines the Austrian and Swiss footballing pyramids - the 'Alpine Pyramid'. Teams like Basel, Red Bull Salzburg, Rapid Wien and Young Boys all compete in the same division. This makes for a much more competitive league. Even mid-table side such as Sion, Austria Wien and St. Gallen are more than capable at making a run for the league.

    There are five domestic leagues, a domestic cup and domestic super cup. Check out the leagues below:

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    I have started the save and am already a season in. The first season update as well as the pre-season post went up on my blog a few days ago, catch up here! -

    I will be posting updates in here as and when they are posted. Alternatively, you can follow me on twitter to check when updates are released!

    Any feedback is more than welcome. Thank you.

  2. Perfectly laid out, thoroughly good read
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by WWred View Post
    Perfectly laid out, thoroughly good read
    Thank you mate, very happy you enjoyed!

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    The Database

    Since posting my first season with Grasshoppers, a number of people have asked for the database I am using in the save. For those that are interested, I have released the database on my blog.

    The Super Liga is a really fun and close division, teams like Basel, RB Salzburg and Rapid Wien are all capable of winning the league. A number of other teams are also capable of pushing for the title. Taking a team from the Nationalliga all the way up to the Super Liga will be a tough challenge. If you are looking for a new save and nothing takes your fancy, why not try the Alpine database?!

    Download link can be found on my blog:

    Thank you for your continued support.
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    Grasshoppers: A Summer of Stability

    The next instalment in my Grasshoppers save is up. I go through how the Summer went, and look ahead to the 2nd season in the Alpine Super Liga. Enjoy!


    Feedback is much appreciated.

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    Grasshoppers: Season Two

    Check out how I did in my second season in charge of Grasshoppers, playing in my custom-created Alpine Super Liga. We went into the season looking for a top 4 spot, did we manage it? I also go through the squad and take a look at some of our most exciting young players.


    Any feedback is much appreciated!

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    Grasshoppers: Chaos In Zurich

    The latest update in my Grasshoppers save, playing in the Alpine Super Liga.

    We finished 4th last season which meant we qualified for the Europa League qualification rounds, could we reach the group stages? I also go though the Summer transfers, update on our rivals and lay out our objectives for the season.


    Feedback of any kind is more than welcome!

    You can follow me on twitter and slack if you are interested in further updates.

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    The Harun Alspoy Saga: A Man-Management Case Study

    Harun Alpsoy is one of my best young prospects at Grasshoppers. In this piece, I discuss my approach when his agent comes to me requesting a new contract for Alpsoy, as well as evaluate my decision. I also look at how Alpsoy has developed in my first few seasons at the club.

    I tried something a little different here, any feedback is very much appreciated!


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    Grasshoppers: Breakthrough!

    Season 3 with Grasshoppers is complete. I was looking to finish in the top 4 again which would mean qualification for European qualification. However, could we go further and surpass expectations?

    As always, feedback is very much appreciated.


    You can also follow me on twitter for further updates: @timmssports

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    Grasshoppers: Summer Moves

    After winning the Alpine Super Liga last season, an important Summer lay ahead of the club.

    What Summer business would we get done? Could we add any more trophies to the cabinet in the pre-season? And who would we draw in our first Champions League group stage?


    As always, feedback is much appreciated!

    Twitter: @timmssports

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