Sports, football: Servette FC downs Basel!

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – They said it themselves: “to make the Europa League, the goal seemed unattainable not long ago” but Sunday troubled football club Servette defeated Basel 2-1 in a surprise finish, to earn their way into the league. Swiss champion Basel put out its B team and left its stars on the bench, but […]

Sports: Geneva Servette FC loses license but appealing

Team says decision not unexpected as it scrambles to meet requirements for appeal deadline Sion FC trainer quits GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – These are odd days for Swiss football, with Basel winning but saying in advance that even if it won this weekend, it wouldn’t accept the title, while in Geneva, fans of Servette FC are […]

Geneva Servette, the FC, gets Quennec backing

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Hugh Quennec is a familiar name to Geneva Servette Hockey Club fans, as one of its two owners, with Chris McSorley. The Swiss Canadian, who runs Continental Capital Markets, which has offices in Nyon and Zurich, has now stepped in to save another Geneva Servette, the city’s football club. GSFC said early […]

GSHC fights political critics

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Geneva-Servette Hockey Club (GSHC) has snapped back at unnamed critics who, say the club owners, have been making damaging and incorrect innuendos that the GSHC is not transparent about its finances and that recent changes have caused problems with the team. The city and canton have been slow to move on […]

Geneva-Servette adds finance pro to bolster admin side

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Christophe Stucki joined the Geneva-Servette Hockey Club Monday 14 February as the company’s new general director, with responsibility for the staff, monitoring revenue and developing game operations, according to Chris McSorley, one of the club’s two owners. The move by club President Hugh Quennec comes shortly after the team hit a […]

Chris McSorley: moving on from last year’s success cigars

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Interview: Chris McSorley, coach and part-owner, Geneva-Servette Hockey Club “The mission of Geneva-Servette is not to be just a hockey team but a community” Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Chris McSorley says he is determined to sell the best steak and hamburgers in town at McSorley’s Pub, and to have a top-of-the-league hockey team playing just […]

Geneva’s power base backs Radio One

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Radio One FM in Geneva, a private station that is one of the city’s most popular, has moved from a state of shock on learning 31 October that its license is not being renewed, to becoming the centre of public attention focused on fighting for its survival. Among those backing its […]