Having noticed that this interesting club are about to play in the Bundesliga, I was wondering if anybody had any experience with them. And if so any tips on players etc. I reckon it would be an interesting challenge trying to make them a German giant.
I've managed a few Bundesliga teams before but never second division so i can't tell you anything about them. Are they owned by a millionaire or something? Watching Hoffenheim progress from second division to mid table Bundesliga was fun.
St. Pauli were formed as a reaction to the right-wing skinheads supporting Hamburg back in the 70's and 80's. I say formed, more "adopted" by the fans who were sick of the nonsense. Basically, the owner is outrageously outgoing and a very rare gay club owner, who courts all sorts of controversy with his views, and the fans fly flags like the skull and crossbones - all linked in to the "we're different" attitude.
They are genuinely one of the most intresting football clubs in the world!