Wacker needs another “year or two” to recover financially

The claim is eight million euros, reality six million euros. At the end of October, FC Wacker Innsbruck has to explain its budget figures to the Bundesliga, recently the club tightened its belt.

Innsbruck – You would have to be FC Basel! The last Swiss serial champion to fall behind reserved exclusively the holiday club on Tenerife’s Costa Adeje for February 2019, where FC Wacker Innsbruck also wanted to improve its spring form at the same time. The Tyrolean search is now continuing in Spain and Portugal, and those who pay are getting paid.

At FC Wacker, the issue of money remains a decisive one. The reason: for the mandatory reorganisation audit, the quarterly figures must be sent to the Bundesliga in Vienna by 31 October.

“We’ll have to talk about finances.”

President Gerhard Stocker also made a cryptic comment on the sidelines of the LASK game: “We will have to talk about finances: About what did not come, but was promised. We have to act accordingly.” The budget currently stands at a good six million euros, 450,000 euros in losses carried forward also want to be reduced. Stocker insists on the reliability of the association: “We have always paid as agreed”. In his opinion, the association still needs “one to two years” to recover financially.

The Wattener hopes for an impulse financing and the bridge to the private economy. The solidarity hoped for after the ascent failed to materialise for the time being, the enthusiasm did not lead to the hoped for two million euro budget increase, with which one could work quietly. Working quietly also means that employees of the office can be employed on a full-time basis – which was not yet possible at the beginning of the season. Manager Alfred Hörtnagl is also said to be willing to accept salary losses, and the belt has to be tightened for the time being. This is met with understanding within the club and increases cohesion.

“We are no longer traded as a subsidy club”, President Stocker welcomes the new language. This also applies in connection with a contract for infrastructure refunding and a young talent project with the state of Tyrol, which is ready to be signed. The contract for the 2018/19 season, worth over 490,000 euros, is due to increase the scope in the near future. At the moment, this is not reflected in the number of spectators: on average, 4750 guests have been welcomed so far, so that the expectations in the year of promotion are lagging behind. Space Casino is very generous when it comes to bonuses and has a fast payouts.

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Alfred Hörtnagl Honours 

  • Austrian Football Bundesliga (5):
    • 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Austrian Cup (3):
    • 1989, 1993, 1996

South Tyrolean role model for training centre project

The training centre project (approx. € 8 million) in Mieming is running regardless of day-to-day operations. The dedication to sports areas will take place soon, the financing is to take place via private sponsors and is also based on the South Tyrolean model: The municipality of Eppan provided the land, the state provided the facilities, FC Südtirol the interior. A vision.

The fact that nails are literally being made with heads on the edge of the Tivoli stadium has to do with the new club cafe. This is being worked on just as eagerly as financial management. The motto is to be inferred from the future homepage of the association: Because Weiterwurschteln makes no sense.

Sabitzer and Burgstaller came to the team with self-confidence

The two Germany pros recently scored victories with their clubs Leipzig and Schalke respectively and scored the first goals of the season.

Bad Waltersdorf – Marcel Sabitzer and Guido Burgstaller arrived in Bad Waltersdorf on Monday with a large portion of self-confidence in the camp of the Austrian national football team. The two German legionnaires are on the upswing with their clubs and scored their first goals of the season at the weekend.

Schalke professional Burgstaller scored in the 2-0 away win against Fortuna Düsseldorf, Leipzig offensive player Sabitzer even contributed a double pack to the 6-0 victory over 1st FC Nürnberg. The Styrian justified this personal sense of achievement with his good physical condition. “I feel better than I did a month ago and am now at 100 percent,” said Sabitzer.

At the last training course, Austria’s 2017 soccer player still had to struggle with the after-effects of a month-long injury break. “Now I am better in rhythm again. In the last three, four games I had again a feeling like in old times.”

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Marcel Sabitzer Honours

  • Austrian Bundesliga: 2014–15
  • Austrian Cup: 2014–15

Sabitzer on the upswing with Leipzig

Just like Sabitzer, RB Leipzig has been on the upswing in recent weeks – the youngest four compulsory games have all been won. “We are now strengthened again,” said the 24-year-old.

His club is second in the German Bundesliga after seven rounds three points behind Dortmund. “But we don’t sit in the cabin every day and calculate that we can finish first. We just want to collect points, and if it’s enough to finish between one and six in the end, we’re satisfied,” Sabitzer stressed.

“It’s time to get going.”

For the time being, the focus will be on the selection of the ÖFB, which has not yet worked out for him personally. “It would be time to take off,” Sabitzer said. He wants to establish himself as a leading player in the national team. “But for that I have to show my performance.

It remains to be seen whether the ex-Salzburger will have the opportunity to do so – he recently started on the bench against Sweden and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Should he come into action anyway, Sabitzer will be ready for a match against Northern Ireland with an emphasis on combat. It’s about second balls and duels, not about a beautiful game. Even a “disgusting victory” would satisfy the 31-fold international (5 goals).

“Must take the fight”

Burgstaller also used the word “disgusting” in his mouth in connection with the game against Northern Ireland. “They will throw everything in. This is a mentality team that will fully fight. We have to accept this fight“, the Carinthian said. To know more about Hopa Casino, check them out here.

Just like the British, Austria is still without points in the Nations League, while Bosnia-Herzegovina leads the table with six more points in a match. “That we are now under pressure is clear, that we want to win, too. But Northern Ireland will be a tough nut to crack,” Burgstaller suspected.