Swiss Super League Round 22 Preview

FC Thun – FC Vaduz Grasshopper – Young Boys Basel – Luzern Lausanne – Sion St. Gallen – Lugano As round 22 gets underway this evening, there will be a strange feeling of having to observe from afar once again. On the other hand, it will be accompanied by a greater sense of belonging having […]

Impressions of Switzerland

Last weekend I decided to take advantage of the half-term break to venture on a maiden trip to Switzerland. Although there was a professional element to the trip, namely to immerse myself in French and German (OK: Schwiizerdütsch!) loosely linked to CPD, there was little doubting that I would grasp the opportunity to attend a […]

Yes-Il can! Samed wins it for Luzern, Basel bounce back

There’s very much a Liverpool theme this week featuring two former Anfield defenders and a youngster on loan at Luzern hoping to recapture his best form after being plagued with injury. We also look at how their Europa League opponents Sion got on. Grasshopper 1-1 St. Gallen FC Basel 3-1 FC Lugano FC Sion 0-1 […]

Basel broken in Bern as Sulejmani stars

A crowd of over 19,000 saw Young Boys breath life into the Swiss Super League title race as they handed champions FC Basel a first defeat this season following an entertaining 4-3 win. Miralem Sulejmani and Alexander Gerndt were the chief tormentors scoring two goals a piece. Sulejmani, who was a major flop at Ajax […]

Welcome to Swiss Foot!

Nestled in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is a wonderful country known for its chocolate, watches, breathtaking scenery, direct democracy and neutrality among other things. It is also a bastion of multilingualism with four official languages (German, French, Italian and Romansh) recognised in the Swiss Constitution. When it comes to football, die Nati have been fairly […]

Hyypiä frustrated as Lugano and FCZ draw a blank

FC Zürich coach Sami Hyppiä’s sartorial elegance on the touchline has not gone unnoticed but his team lacked the same style and panache as they drew 0-0 away to fellow strugglers Lugano. It was easy to see why the 2009 champions have been underachieving this term as they lacked both a consistent threat and a […]