|Managed by ThomasPrice|
|Fan Club||♪♪ Tigris Worldis ♪♪|
World Youth was founded by ThomasPrice on July 25, 2006. After eight promotions (6 of them in a row), World Youth currently plays in league II.2 in Germany. The club is training defenders for 12 seasons with a mix of very short term low level training in friendlies and long term quality multiskillers for the league matches.
Last update: 31.07.2010
- 1 Titles
- 2 History
- 3 Players of note
- 4 Stadion
- 5 Jersey
- 6 Supporters
- 7 Photo Gallery
Birth and early success
World Youth was founded out of post-tourdefrance boredom as well as a pre-exams search for excuses not to learn during the summer of 2006. The name was chosen as a reference to the Captain Tsubasa anime that was ThomasPrice's favorite tv-show in the 80's. Plans to implement role playing elements with this theme were made, but would never develop to anything concrete. The team was relegated to League X four days after the new owner took charge, which could have been felt as bad karma. However, the relegation coincided with the first league match of the club's history (which was the last match of the season) against the already secured league champion FC.Weddinghofen that was playing HT for already 6 monthes. It resulted in a brilliant World Youth victory, mainly due to quick, smart and cheap recruiting of old midfielders (Rainer Schlögel, Thomas Ramsch) the day before. During offseason, the defender skilltrading strategy that would be the cornerstone of future successes was prosperingly inaugurated. The tone was set !
The complete first season in X was played against bots, so that the front office could spend a lot of time on the transfer market and concentrate on training while fielding low cost players like goalkeeper Kay Gith, winger Lukas Hoffemann or striker Herbert Bleisteiner. This "Aldi" concept made the team join the Discount Team Federation where it accumulated valuable game knowledge.
Just promote, baby !
After the very easy season in X against bot teams, WY continued its journey through the deepness of Germany's league system with quite some facility. The club invested in four very promising young defenders that were to stay many seasons: Atilio Ramazotti, Ludwig Wezold, Pablo Dittborn and Bernt Carlblom. Midfielder Camillo Failla was bought in expectation of him becoming coach later in his career. The first transfers above 1mio € were made when german midfielder Fabian Friedrichsthal (magnificent PM) and swedish striker Bengt Adolfsson (magnificent scoring) joined for 1.5mio € each.
Defense training was generating more and more money, and the walk through IX and VIII was made without any difficulties and with large advances over the opponents. Friendlies became matches whose purpose was to generate as much money as possible. They were mostly played in the USA due to the late kick off time that made last minute purchases during wednesdays possible. As it was impossible to go flagchasing under those circumstances, a new project was started: Chasing as much regions of the USA as possible. To this date, WY has visited 32 different regions of the USA in friendlies, including Alaska and Puerto Rico.
Goalkeeper Richard Bohl came into the club and became a legend with his set pieces scoring skill. A standard for goalkeepers was set to which every future WY goalkeeper would have to measure himself. Bohl became rapidly the most loved player of the raising ultras among the WY fans, the Tigris Worldis. Bohl left the club by himself when he realized his set pieces skill were not enough to accompany the club to higher spheres.
The promotion to VII during the summer of 2007 (season 33) saw a whole bunch of new players join the club. Heavy deflation made buying players relatively cheap, and WY capitalized on it. Among others, midfielders Fred Hallbergmoos and Aki Gullström, Winger Anders Magnusson and offensive defender Thilo Wörsdörfer were bought for ridiculously low amounts. Tactic changes had to be made as the level of the opponents got higher: away games were played with 442 instead of the training optimized 541/532, but the root idea to win midfield without focusing too much on the attack ratings was maintained. World Youth clinched the promotion early and was heading to what seemed to maybe be the first stop: division VI.
The early Stampff era
Danny Stampff, a former German U-20 player aged 20, was bought from an Italian club for 4.5mio on November 22, 2007 and played his first match two days later in a 3-0 home victory over Wanne-Eickel in league VI. He changed the destiny of the club.
Danny's acquisition meant a 10 season commitment to defense training in order to make him one of the best central defender in HT and, who knows, a national team player. Together with wingback Stanisław Michalczuk from Poland and central defender Wörsdörfer, he would form one of the most multiskilled defenses in Germany's middle leagues. 20 days after the big spending on Danny, World Youth bought goalkeeper Nils Myhre to replace Bohl for even more money (4.8mio). Myhre was another perfect purchase that annihilated the complete savings, but the deflation period in HT was already ending and prices started rising, so that investing in players was an easy and logical decision.
With a world-class defense on the field WY had a perfect season and won all 14 matches in division VI. Defensive forward Iuliu Chirilã and striker Yiorgos Koumpilias were added to the team, they were much needed addition in a offense that was behind the rest of the team in terms of quality. Reaching division V in season 35, the decision was made to try to promote yet again directly in the first season. Two titanic playmakers, Josep M. Morales and Steen B. Jensen as well as a titanic striker Simon Waltershof were purchased. Formation switched completely to 442 (even in home games) and midfield dominance, helped by a playmaking heavy defense, stayed the recurrent tactical choice.
WY lost only one regular league game and had two draws before the last game of the season against average skilled SV Moosach 04 in which direct access to division IV could be gained with at least one point. With maximum team spirit (built up with a continuous PIC sequence) everything looked like an easy win, if ThomasPrice hadn't make a cataclysmal error in hiring 11 goalkeeper coaches by inadvertence during the last training update. He could barely escape a lynch mob. Team spirit dropped 7 levels and a new way to win the game had to be found. Two old and relatively monoskilled defenders were bought on short notice (aka "divine trick"), and the only serious counterattack tactic game in team's history was played, leading to a perfect 1-1 tie (free kick goal by Nils Myhre) and to the undreamed promotion to division IV.
Boring Boring WY
Season 36 and 37 in division IV were training focused seasons with no ambition to promote again and no ambition to go far in the cup. Stamina intensity was set to 5% in order to maximize skilltrading and "Danny-training". Two early losses, both times against d_o_o_F Federation buddy FC Rotor Neuköln, ruined any title hopes very early in the season. The only meaningful addition to the team occurred late in season 37 with the adding of extraterrestrial striker Paweł Majchrzak. WY finished 4th in season 36 and 3rd in season 37, avoiding the dangerous relegation matches. Skilltrading profits skyrocketed as each season was completed with over 10mio in net income. The local banker put on a big smile every time ThomasPrice walked in his office. The USA regionchasing came to an end in the friendlies when ThomasPrice had the brilliant idea to have his friend Stiboloki register a HT club whose only purpose was...NOT to lineup zero players during his friendlies against World Youth. The resulting walkovers prohibited injuries to the reserve players or to the star players during offseason. As to this date, no other club in Germany that used this simple but splendid system is known to the authors of this text, a fact once more showing the greatness of World Youth. Ignoble attempts by inferior managers to discredit the walkovers as cheating in the well known HTB-forum lead to nothing.
Back on track
Payday for the two slow groundwork seasons came in season 38 with WY high-flying the complete IV.1 league and demolishing early in the season any hopes the opponents may have had. Monoskilled set-pieces shooter IM Marvits and offensive Winger Ugo Timpanaro were bought to give the team much needed depth in the roster. For the first time, round 7 in the cup was reached, in order to gain team spirit through PIC in cup matches as long as possible. Instead of focusing on training, the first half of the season was completely overshadowed by the pursuit of results. Björn Lohberger, a German head specialist, was brought in to give the team even more midfield power in this long season. He entered club history by scoring the winning goal on a corner kick against the strongest opponent Isserstedt in the 10th match of the season, securing a strong first place in the league. World Youth would not stray from the path, trouncing the remaining teams that attempted to stand in their way. On matchday 12, an away win against VfB Muxall secured automatic promotion to III and the biggest celebration in central Europe football took place.
In season 39, World Youth played in III.15 with a very restricted number of high skilled players. Salaries were down 100k in comparison to the promotion season in IV and two of the defensive stars of the team, wingback Stanisław Michalczuk (4.8mio) and central defender Thilo Wörsdörfer (5.9mio, club record) were sold for tons of money. Veteran winger Anders Magnusson also had to leave and Coach Benno Saddam was openly speaking of taking his well-earned pension. While fans were beginning to worry about the ability of the team to win matches, a good season start with 4 wins in 5 matches left the critics speechless. In an interview given to Sports Illustrated, ThomasPrice told the reporters he was "living day by day, just enjoying what has been done so far and not worrying too much about the future". The good first half of the season was fallowed by 3 bitter matches that were not won despite very close rating differences. The team decided to let it go and finished 4th, while breaking record in skilltrading profit (around 11mio net profit). In preparation for season 40, World Youth went on the market an aquired the superhighskilled 28 years old midfielder Danny Brodersen who currently is the highest leveled player who has ever played for the team. Journalists interpretated this move as a sign that the team was preparing to attack in season 40, but no comments were made by the team's management.
Games of nerves
Two teams tried to compete with World Youth in season 40 to end as the III.15 champions, and they couldn't differ one from another more: While the FC Schlonzo relied on a heavy defense with an almost non-existent attack, Zebras Mannheim did quite the opposite, lining up record ratings in front. A disappointing home defeat in game 7 of the season against undefeated Schlonzos put World Youth to second place. But one week later, after a quite heavy short-term investment in 2 midfielders, Word Youth could came out of the away match with an important victory and put Schlonzos to second place behind them.
The season seemed to roll out easily, until a huge upset loss in game 13 (later named by fans the "Fuchstal Robbing") accidentally caused great distress and almost doomed the season. Direct promotion seemed lost, and the last match of the season, a home game against third placed Zebras, would decide which of the 3 teams would end on top. Again, the club turned to the transfer market to reinforce a form weakened midfield and an injured set pieces shooter. Two new players were bought in and that move, like the one earlier in the season, paid off well. After one week of general training to try to save declining form, World Youth was able to put together 441 hatstats in a 2-0 MOTS victory over Zebras. Quite surprisingly, this victory also clinched the direct promotion to the II, as three other III champions lost their last game of the season. This evening, ThomasPrice was seen running around naked and drunk in his office shouting "NIE MEHR DRITTE LIGA"... Beside the battle for the league championship, season 40 will be remembered as the first season of Danny Stampff's national team career. He played 8 games for Germany, 6 of them official WC-qualifiers, and even scored 2 goals in friendlies. Season 40 will also be the first season with a youth pull worth more than a broken french car, as Helge Possehl, a 17y old striker, was sold for 2,75mio €.
Competing with the best
The first season (S41) in the II.2 was dominated by the competition against 1.FC Gyhum, a high salary totally overspending team that deployed an armada of b-skill naked players. But a strategic region change combined with a brillant 4-5-1 formation ensured WY a draw in the first match of the season. The first half of the season went better than anybody could expect, the first 5 matches were all won by a dominant team around newly aquired goalkeeper Bzowski and an outstanding Ansgar Buksch in the midfield. Unfortunately, an early cup loss and away misfortunes against Roter Stern Nordend and Daehanmingung stopped WY's progression. A disastrous hold-up by Nordend in the return match ended the teams hope of playing Bundesliga in the following season. Surprisingly, Gyhum started to play counter attacks (a syndrom that would become a strange habit by leading teams in II.2) and lost a couple of games at the end of the season, putting WY in position to win the title after all. But in the last minutes of the last league day, Daehanmingung, lead by Germany's most arrogant manager of the year, scored 2 goals against Nordend and undeservedly won the championship. Season 42 saw the promotion of "beloved" supporter Dakar's Hochhemmer Chaosclub as well as what some consider Germany's best team VfL Yogiji. Despite training general, the 2 first matches against Daehanmingung away and Yogiji at home were lost, putting WY in the situation of having to compete against relegation for the first time in the team history. In the third game of the season at Gyhum, WY played a desperate 5-2-3 tactical kamikaze and was ahead 0-3 at halftime (3 Onno Wezelaar goals). FC Gyhum, playing with an 151 hatstats advance, striked back 3 times in the second half. With the score tied at 3-3 and the club facing a disastrous season, only one man could change the outcome of this game: Danny Stampff. In the 83' minute and with only 17% ball possession, he dribbled 80 meters alone on the right side before shooting from an impossible angle. The ball went in and the 2000 WY fans that made the away trip could barely be prevented to invade the pitch. 2 MOTS games at Nordend and against Kolo Kolo put the team in a safe 3rd place (ahead of Dakar of course) in the middle of the second half of the season. II.2 finished the season as Germany's third best league for the second season in a raw, yet again with no team promoting to the Bundesliga.
All season results
|Season 42||3rd||II.2||Round 6|
|Season 41||2nd||II.2||Round 6|
|Season 40||1st||III.15||Round 7|
|Season 39||4th||III.15||Round 7|
|Season 38||1st||IV.1||Round 7|
|Season 37||3rd||IV.1||Round 4|
|Season 36||4th||IV.1||Round 4|
|Season 35||1st||V.229||Round 6|
|Season 34||1st||VI.1016||Round 4|
|Season 33||1st||VII.515||Round 2|
|Season 32||1st||VIII.187||No Participation|
|Season 31||1st||IX.1026||No Participation|
|Season 30||1st||X.1865||No Participation|
Players of note
| Danny Stampff (29y), Defender, official matches played: 145|
Stampff is a former german U20 and A-NT midfielder/defender who played 6 games for Germany during the U-20 World Cup X campaign of U20 national coach Nirk as well as 20 games with NT national coach Carlos_Tevez, reaching the third round of the World Cup XIV in Thailand. He was bought by WY in season 34 for the moderate sum of € 4.5mio and is seen by experts as one of the most talented playmaking defender in HT. He is by far the most famous player in team history, even if his red hair color is subject to a lot of taunting.
| Yiorgos Koumpilias (30y), Scorer, official matches played: 118|
Yiorgos "Creditgreek" Koumpilias was bought way back in league VI during the same season as the purchase of Stampff. Despite loosing his starting job in the II in season 41, he went on to be the player who scored the most goals in that season while being a backup ! Yiorgos owns 2 restaurants, 3 bars and a bank in his hometown. His legendary nickname was given to him by manager Drexelsior.
- Name: Youth Stadion
- Last improvement: 30.12.2009
- Total capacity: 70.000
- Terraces: 39.850
- Basic seating: 15.260
- Seats under roof: 13.280
- Seats in VIP boxes: 1.610
- Official pregame song: Monty Python - I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
World Youth is supported by the following persons and teams:
- Tartiflette75 , owner of Tarti Saint Germain in France, since 29.07.2006
- drexelsior , owner of Drexel Sior in Germany, since 14.11.2006
- Elinol, owner of Futchebôl Cloube Elinol in France, since 18.02.2007
- Fafner, owner of Chimboraze in Sweden, since 20.02.2007
- Spiderceed, owner of FC Relou in France, since 22.02.2007
- Abugis, owner of Abugibugi in Lithuania, since 20.09.2007
- Duduk, owner of VSG in France, since 21.12.2007
- DaKar, owner of Hochhemmer Chaosclub in Germany, since 18.04.2008
- Julian-Ross, owner of Championship Vinyl Team in France, since 26.04.2008
- Minas, owner of Palantiri Minas 05 in Germany, since 17.06.2008
- Dat_Ei, owner of 1. FC Holzfuss 05 in Germany, since 08.09.2008
- Kelnozz, owner of FC Güllehülle in Germany, since 15.12.2008
- StiboLoki, owner of Trainingslager in den Anden in Germany, since 15.04.2009
- Mod-Orlando, owner of FC Schlacke 81 in Germany, since 25.04.2009
- -Szil-, owner of Szils Deppen in Germany, since 01.06.2009
- trashboy, owner of Seeteufel e.V. in Germany, since 17.06.2009
- Brunsi78, owner of SC Beira Mar 2004 in Germany, since 04.09.2009
- Slapstick, owner of FC Schlapp in Germany, since 14.09.2009
- Schattenweber, owner of Aartal Warrior in Germany, since 17.09.2009
- Emustar, owner of Tus Ostfriesland in Germany, since 10.10.2009
- Constabler, owner of SV Consti 98 in Germany, since 14.10.2009
- Carlos_Tevez, owner of Boca JBA in Germany, since 20.11.2009
- Pelotas, owner of Lokomotiv Veltem Back-on-Track in Belgium, since 08.02.2010
- Stanghacker, owner of Stanghausen 08 in Germany, since 28.02.2010
- LA-Superjhemp, owner of FA Red Boys 05 in Luxembourg, since 21.06.2010
- rabotniki, owner of FC Motor Dorfmark in Germany, since 29.06.2010
- rallaralla , owner of SputnikStodo in Germany, since 16.07.2010
- Badom, owner of dRim in Green in France, since 25.07.2010