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(12:38) There's no Gold?

The final competitive game in season 56 is over and it ended in an unlucky but fair defeat. Someone said something about there’s no gold this season; is that true?

The management called for defending the title in Switzerland’s V.90-Series. The fans called for reaching at least the semifinals in the Golden League. The sponsors called for repeating the victory in the Gold Rushers Cup. But the lads failed within all competitions, and we have to add the early out of Switzerland’s Cup also. It might be absolutely right to deny any Gold considering all these unsuccessful campaigns, but there has more to be taken in account.

FC Rünenberg maybe has to be happy with smaller fruits but these aren’t less sweet than the others they failed to earn:

The match against Murphys Law ended in an unlucky defeat, but there still happened something glorious giving the Gold Rushers something to be happy, proud and cheering about.



(11:18) Talking about the future

It was early in the morning here in Switzerland when we tuned the local radio station and heard what Sir Schluurggi said about the near future of the Gold Rushers.

It was round about six o’clock in the morning, when our local radio station broadcasted an interview of our manager live from Melbourne (Australia) where the second leg game against the Pig Hunters ended only minutes before. Sir Schluurggi answered some questions about this season and the changes to expect for the near future. You’re now invited to read what have been said:


Welcome Sir S, many thanks for talking to us. I’m sure many of the listeners out there would like to hear your summary of this, let’s say unlucky, season, especially after the second defeat against the local heroes.

Read the Answers of our manager on:


(21:46) Golden League Season 6

Georg Casabella – former player of the Gold Rushers, sports journalist and investigator – came along with the following thoughts about the upcoming Golden League 6, now it’s up to you.

Dearest readers, managers and friends

As you all might have recognized, the actual fifth season of the Golden League has already reached the knockout stage called GL Masters, and the managers of the HTUM Federation have already been called to name the arena where they want the Grand Finale taking place on the very last weekend of this global season. This means the first Golden League season running over three complete global seasons, what gives almost a complete year, is now only four weeks from being finished. Then we all celebrate the follower of Krosnianka Karpaty Krosno, FC Rünenberg, Krosno (again) and FC X-Team.

read the full article on: (http://hattrickunited.org/fcruenenberg/archives/2632)

Interested in joining the Golden League? Sign here: (102312)


(09:50) 5th Anniversary!

It’s now five years since FC Rünenberg aka the Gold Rushers came to exist back in 2009! Time to celebrate what have been achieved and talk about concerns and cares.

And that’s what we have done when we had the incredible privilege to have an exclusive interview with the one and only Manager of the club, Sir Schluurggi! We went through the complete history of the club, read all the great achievements both teams reached and all the big names which are so familiar to us. And with all this information we went to the small and moderate office where he already waited.

Welcome guys, take a seat. First I would like to point out what an excellent job you’re doing regarding the blog. Would you like to have a coffee or something else?

Wow, what a kind welcome! Of course we said yes to a coffee, it was early in the morning. We started with the first question while he was busy to get..

Read the complete interview:


(11:21) New season, known mission

Winning the league is a great result. Missing promotion is a sad outcome. But if you pair those two facts it gives you a tough challenge for the new season:

The mission for the new season is already known: We will be involved in the title race again, and we will put that trophy in our prize shelf once more. Then we’ll have to prepare for our first season in division four!

This quote is taken from a short interview Coach Romain Krecker gave in the Sunday Sports show on the local radio. As you may recognize the used tense in the spoken words have changed since the new staff members have joined the Gold Rushers a season ago; now the statements are made in ‘future’ rather than in ‘conditional’. The reporter then asked him about the recent transfers in Rünenberg and this was the answer of our head-coach...

read more on: (http://hattrickunited.org/fcruenenberg/archives/2557)


(23:49) HTUM Awards Nominations

It is now the tenth edition of the seasonal HTU Awards, and as we have already promised some days ago; here they are the nominated players of the Gold Rushers:

Best Keeper: Arnold Meneske (295094660)

Best Defender: Marcel Nuehrich (340077769)

Best Wing-back: Jean-Jacques ‘J.J.’ Läuchli (366513615)

Best Midfielder: Niccolò ‘Nico’ Bradaschia (336971290)

Best Winger: Dietrich Keel (353324065)

Best Forward: Dave Ruby (359829597)

Best Talent (17.000–20.112 years of age): Sven Sarver (395022038)

Best Youth Player (15.000–16.122 years of age): Gilles Häni (161937456)

HTUM MVP (older than 21.000 years): Malte Wehrda (316869119)

read more about it: (http://hattrickunited.org/fcruenenberg/archives/2551)


(14:31) Still to improve we have

It is made of gold, the latest trophy we put into our prize shelf! They made it in great manner, but promotion has to wait.

Many of Rünenberg’s supporters are disappointed about the outcome in the qualifier, when the Gold Rushers equalized the score in fact but took the bad end when the referee finished the game. The 1-3 defeat isn’t that bad, but it’s still a defeat. Coach Romain Krecker couldn’t hold back his tears:

The season was very tough; we had to fight for every single point in this strong and balanced series. A lot of energy was used to be on the top in the end, and this might be the main reason why the lads weren’t able to perform as the maybe could when this game was earlier in the season. I promised to bring the Gold Rushers to the fourth division and I’m very very sad I failed this time.

He made a short break to put his emotions in order and added...

read more: (http://hattrickunited.org/fcruenenberg/archives/2544)


(10:11) Gold or Silver (again)?

It was a very clear and unambiguous statement the management published when this actual running and soon ending season began: “We will be the team winning the trophy once more!”

The chance to reach that target is still there, but only with a little help of our ‘friends’. Inter Stauffen has to be victorious against Murphys Law while our lads have to win their own match against Werwölfe Gretzebach at the same time. We think both games are possible to end with the mentioned winners, but there is the unpredictability of this sport, which may kill all ambitions without hesitation.

We all may, but of course don’t want to, remember what happened in week two of this global season, when the Gold Rushers played their first game at the Mill. That’s what Coach Romain Krecker has to say about that game back then...

Read the full text on: (http://hattrickunited.org/fcruenenberg/archives/2531)


(11:42) The Strikers

This post is about the forwards (or strikers) of the Gold Rushers. And there is an actual reason to put them in the spotlight: three hattricks in only two games!

Of course there are more players in different roles needed in a team, but these two victories (11-0 against AC Superiore and 4-0 against the Warriors of Sahura) are definitely reason enough for a special introduction of those players responsible for the scores.

The one using his head: Malte Wehrda

29 years, 181 matches, 111 goals, 6 hattricks, 40 MotM

Malte is the one who may be able to top Dölf Bilon’s records soon, and he is actually in the best phase of his career. With 9.5-star performances he’s the best forward we have. In the last game against AC Superiore, when Coach Romain Krecker has chosen a 3-4-3 lineup knowing that every single goal can decide whether a team will win the trophy or not...

read the complete story: (http://hattrickunited.org/fcruenenberg/archives/2521)


(15:41) The race is close!

And we hope it’ll stay until the end. Well we’re not talking about the V.90-Series only, but the HTUM U18 Championship as well, since RJs managed to sit on top.

V-90Although the Gold Rushers lost the top spot after only one week sitting on the throne, completing the declare aim of this season, seems in reach still. Did you remember how surprised some of us were when our lads won against Murphys Law two weeks ago? The week after these two teams met again and the result was turned too; our players made an excellent appearance but unfortunately Murphys had the edge in this match. At least we’re still in the race at this time and it looks like we can only be defeated with a very close score this season. All the games we lost so far have been lost because of one single goal missing on our side.

read the complete story: (http://hattrickunited.org/fcruenenberg/archives/2509)

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