Time To Say Goodbye…..

Written by Schwarzwalder on November 14 2019

I’ve been dreading this moment for a long time……..wondering when exactly it would happen……..trying to push myself for one more effort, one more season……..unfortunately real life has reared its ugly head so high that I have no other choice……..

It’s time for me to give up my post here at supercoachtalk dot com.  I leave in the knowledge that the website has never been stronger as the last twelve months.  We’ve managed over 2.7 Million page views and an average of 5000+ visitors per day at peak stages.

I’m very proud of all the contributors and part-time analysts over the last five years.  I’m not going to go through each Coach individually (I’ve done that in numerous ‘Thank You’ posts), you know who you are.  Without all of your help, the website wouldn’t have run as well as it has in my time at the helm.

Many thanks again to Motts for letting me run his venture for so long.  Personally it provided plenty of drive and purpose for myself, away from the usual monotonous nature of a simple ‘Hausmann’ 😉

My wife was handed a new project at work………running a restaurant here in Southern Germany.  It’s formed into ‘our baby’ over the last ten weeks since opening up and is consuming much of our spare time (mainly weekends).  The way it’s caught on with the locals is just amazing……so much so that we’re nearly fully booked in the lead-up to Christmas with work parties and the like.  If you’re ever in the area, check out Gasthaus Bären in Deißlingen……..we can have a chat about footy over a few frothies 😉

I’ll still visit the site frequently…….God knows I need all the help I can get in SuperCoach.  I won’t rule out a return because I always enjoyed the challenge and I can picture coming back to it at some stage.  I wish Motts and the Contributors the best of luck for the next step!

Last but not least, thank you to all the Coaches out there that have visitied the site frequently and infrequently.  Without our loyal Coaches, we’d have packed it in long ago.  Best of luck with your teams, Coaches!

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27 thoughts on “Time To Say Goodbye…..”

  1. You were a shining light for the site and a fantastic site leader Schwarzy!

    You will be sorely missed. Good Luck with the Restaurant venture with your wife and family.

    Look forward to speaking to you on the site about SuperCoach at some stage next year.

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  2. Hey all, I know it’s been a while, but thought I for sure had to pop in to thank Schwarz for all the hard work and dedication he’s put in to help make this site the best in the biz for Supercoach. You’ll be sorely missed by all of us here on the site, and by the Supercoach community at large.

    All the best for the future mate!

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  3. Thank you, Schwarz. I know its been a tough decision for you to leave and we’re going to miss you sorely. You put a huge amount of time into running the site and never once complained about the high standards I demand for our readers (I actually think you appreciated them! 🙂 ).

    I can honestly say that we wouldn’t be where we are today without your passion and dedication. If you pour beer with anything near the love you’ve given us, its not surprising at all that the locals are starting to flock to your restaurant. All the best with the venture, mate. We look forward to seeing you on the site whenever you get time to drop past.

    In related news, the SCT Site Manager’s position is now open! If you think you’ve got what it takes, drop me a line at Motts at supercoachtalk dot com.

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    1. Thanks again, Motts!
      This is your chance now……if you have some creative SC ideas you’d like to implement, what better way than through SCT! Get in touch with Motts about taking on the Site Manager position……..

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  4. Loved your work mate. Your statistics has definitely helped me reach very high ranks over the last two years you will be missed

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  5. Cheers Schwarz and thanks for all of your work over the years especially the last year for myself. You have left incredibly big shoes to fill.

    All the best in the future mate 🙂

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  6. It’s sad to see you go Schwarz and I’m not sure we will ever be able to replace you. I loved seeing how welcoming you were and tried to get me to even write a few articles for the site, after seeing me around a fair bit. I really appreciated something like that and hopefully I will try and continue with my share of preseason articles, as without you they’d never exist.

    All the best for the future Schwarz and I hope to continue seeing you around the page, throughout the year!

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  7. Best of luck to you and your wifes endeavours Schwarz, it sounds like a new and exciting time ahead!

    It’s been a pleasure to work along side you the last 4 years, you’ll be sorely missed.

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  8. Wow Schwarz!

    Your inimitable character, style and contributions will be sorely missed. Thanks for all the encouragement and support these last two years. It feels MUCH longer than that 😉

    I wish you and your family the best of luck on your new endeavours and have no doubt you will make a huge success of Gasthaus Bären.

    All the best mate and look forward to seeing you around the SCT traps. Auf weidersehen!

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  9. Congrats Schwarz on your exciting venture.

    The amount of quality content you’ve managed to help coordinate and deliver with the help of some of the fantastic writers on this site has been amazing during the last few years – not just during the H & A season but also preseason and the lead up to Round 1.

    Kudos on exceeding our expectations.

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  10. You’ll be missed Swartz. Thank you for all your help and advice over the years.
    More importantly, congratulations to you and your wife. I wish you all the best for the restaurant.

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  11. One thing that always struck me about SC was just how on top of things Schwarz always was- especially impressive considering he’s over in Deutschland. Just know that your commitment was greatly apparent and appreciated.

    Auf Wiedersehen, Schwarz! All the best!

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  12. Have so enjoyed your insight and dedication to this site. It’s tough to imagine it without you. Some big shoes to fill Motts. Best of luck with the restaurant, change is good.

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  13. Thank you to everyone for the kind words and support!! As always it is very much appreciated. I’ll see you all around the grounds next year, for sure……….

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    1. Thanks for everything you’ve done Schwarz, god only knows how anyone has the time to run something like this, as a spare time project, it’s a full time job!

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  14. Schwarz you will be sorely missed, most people out there wouldn’t have a clue how much work you put in day to day, running online community’s and completions takes a mammoth effort for little to no reward and often at the sacrifice of family and “real life” Having performed similar roles in e-sports communities and pulling away myself for similar reasons.

    I can’t speak on everyone’s behalf but i’m sure the sentiment will ring true, a big thankyou from all the coaches and site visitors!!

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  15. Thanks Schwartz.
    Your passion, dedication ,humour, constructive feedback and authenticity will be sorely missed but most of all your ability to go over and above and amazingly respond to every email.
    I was amazed when you gave me my own thread advertising my tennis club for free tennis in May .
    Good luck to you and your family

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  16. Damn Schwarzy, just drifting off into the sunset in the off-season, no fanfare or anything!! All the best mate to you and the Missus. No doubt we’ll cross paths across the site again on day.

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  17. Thank you Schwarz for all the hard work you put in making this such an amazing community! Your dedication and humor will be sorely missed …. Good luck in all your new endeavour’s!

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  18. Echo the sentiments displayed above and greatly appreciative of the time and effort Schwarzwalder has dedicated to the site in conjunction with his penchant to involve and encourage regulars to become contributors/write several articles,etc.

    Thanks for providing me the opportunity to provide my captaincy and elite numbers series over the past couple of years and good luck for your restaurant venture.

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  19. Great to see all of these kind wishes for Schwarzy.

    Now Adam as you are not on Twitter you will not be aware that I have opened up some SuperCoachTalk BBL Leagues.

    I have just opened up SuperCoachTalk #4 for you to join. League Code is 527628 and I will get onto Mottsy to see if I can get him to advertise invites to this league for site forum members.

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  20. So sorry to see you go, and thank you so much for all the support over the years. You did such a good job and I know it was a ton of effort. Have a great time with the new thing!

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  21. All the best mate, it won’t be the same without you! If you apply even half the time and effort to your new venture that you’ve put into SCT over the years, then I’m sure it will be a rip roaring success.

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  22. All the best Schwartz, loved Germany when I was there last, you will be sorely missed, you did a mountain of work for the site. Cheers mate

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  23. It’s pretty hard to write something that hasn’t already been said so I’ll just say thanks Schwartz.
    I was always in awe of how much time and effort you put in to the site – probably fair to say a “normal” person doesn’t have that sort of drive. Hard to see someone filling your shoes, but here’s hoping.
    Good luck.

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