Grasshoppers: A Summer of Stability

Following a solid but unspectacular opening season in the Alpine Super Liga (catch up here), a Summer of uncertainty lay ahead of GC. Harun Alpsoy and Jan Bamert, two of our most prized youngsters, had been attracting much attention from an array of European clubs following breakout seasons. The question marks surrounding the pair meant I…

The Alpine Pyramid: The Database

So since I have started my save with GC with my customised Alpine league system, I have had a few requests for the database. I decided I wanted to play one season in the database before releasing it, mainly so I could make changes if there were any problems. With the first season now over…

Grasshoppers: The Alpine Revolution Begins!

The boys were fully prepped following a standard pre-season. We had a decent run in the Europa League qualifying rounds which no doubt helped the club and league’s co-efficient. We had little to no chance against Monaco, wins against SonderjsykE and Rio Ave were the best we could hope for. With our short European tour…

Grasshoppers: Squad and Pre-Season

To start, it has been far too long between this post and my last. Uni has taken over somewhat (good excuse or not) over the last few weeks, however things are settling down again now. It’s time to attack the Alpine Super Liga! I have decided to do a squad introduction and pre-season post, primarily…

Grasshoppers: Introduction

In my last post I introduced my custom database, a merger between Austria and Switzerland. I had a few options regarding which team to choose. I had planned on going with SK Rapid Wien and in the end I am left greatly relieved I consulted you lot first! Firstly, thank you to everyone that voted!…

Introducing: The Alpine Pyramid

Before we get started I want to thank you all for the support on my last past, my first tactical analysis. It seemed to go down really well and I really enjoyed writing it, expect similar stuff in the future! If you missed that, you can catch up here. Enough of that though, let’s get…

Tactical Analysis: My Schmidt Inspired 4-2-2-2

Here I bring to you the ‘long-awaited’ 4-2-2-2 tactic I used throughout my Southampton save. In the past I haven’t focused on tactics, instead focusing on the general development of a club. However, I want to delve further into the tactical side of the game and promised myself that as soon as I stumbled across…