Who are ya? - SV Austria Salzburg
Feature by Jacob Daniel
Updated Wednesday, 15th July 2009
NCM take a look at tonight's pre-season opponents.Notts County will take on Austrian side SV Austria Salzburg this evening in their second pre-season match ahead of the new season. Delroy Facey has arrived in Austria following his Gold Cup campaign with Grenada and could feature, while strikers Luke Rodgers and Sean Canham will be hoping to play despite missing training yesterday due to slight knocks picked up in the game against Universitatea Craiova on Monday. Austrial trialist Alex Hauser could also feature for the Magpies.
The match gets under way at 5:30pm British time in Salzburg and NCM will hopefully bring you goalflashes and news at both half and full time.
Name - SV Austria Salzburg
Founded - 2005
Nickname - Violet Whites
Ground - ASKO-Sportanlage West (1,200)
Manager - Didi Emich
SV Austria Salzburg may only have been formed officially in 2005, but like AFC Wimbledon, a club who they have tried to emulate, it really depends on who you ask. From 1933 until 2005 SV Austria Salzburg were one of the most successful clubs in Austria, with the old club winning 3 Austria Bundesliga championships, 4 Austrian cups and even reaching a UEFA Cup final. However, in 2005, a takeover of the club by drinks manufacturer Red Bull was completed, much to the dismay of supporters' group the "Violet Whites". After all trace of the club's original violet was removed from the kits and crest, and Red Bull tried to claim that the club's history only started in 2005, the Violet Whites severed all ties with Red Bull Salzburg and formed their own club, SV Austria Salzburg. Much in the same way that AFC Wimbledon and FC United were formed in Britain.
The club began in the seventh tier of Austrian football in the 2006/07 season and the club won their first ever game 6-0 against Lieferinger SV before winning the title and claiming promotion to the 1. Klasse Nord, tier six. Immediate promotion followed in the next two seasons, meaning that SV Austria Salzburg now line-up in the fourth tier of Austrian football for the new season, although they remain semi-professional and Notts should be too strong for them on the day. They hope to win the 1. Salzburg Landesliga this season and continue their ascent back up Austrian football, with today's match against Notts County representing an exciting moment for the fans of the Violet Whites.
Being honest, NCM doesn't really know much about the players in the Austrian fourth division, and seemingly neither does Wikipedia. So we've decided to give you their squad list as frankly we have no idea who could cause us problems and bring you some pictures of some people throwing purple flares about instead.
Goalkeepers - Werner Schorghofer (Aus), Alexander Trappl (Aus)
Defenders - Peter Weiss (Aus), Stefan Kasmannhuber (Aus), Wolfgang Wurnstl (Deu), Thomas Witosek (Aus), Matthias Csenki (Aus)
Midfielders - Mario Messner (Aus), Damir Borozni (Cro), Michael Rehrl (Deu), Ivan Pecranin (Ser), Stefan Federer (Aus), Michael Geier (Aus), Martin Ebner (Aus)
Forwards - Mario Schleindl (Aus), Oliver Trappl (Aus), Mario Lenz (Aus), Alexander Seywald (Aus)