Originally Posted by binswhacker
Sad story, but there are a few things I don't understand:
1) How did they get in such deep trouble in the first place?
Well, first they were ran by a couple of bastards that were only interested in transferring as much club money as possible into private pockets (such a poetic equivalent for the word stealing, isn't it?
). Secondly, general public in Ljubljana seems to be more interested in other things/sports than in football. Not surprisingly, Olimpija had one of the lowest attendances in the whole league. Although their stadium can accomodate up to 10.000 people, I don't think that the average attendance was over 1.000. Thus, there was not much interest from the sponsors in the team either. But I think that the city council, who decides which sport societies receive what share of funds from the city budget, did next to nothing in promoting football as well. I mean the fact that the new national stadium project is literally dead, speaks a lot about their interests.
2) A few transfers are mentioned but where did e.g. Cesar go?
I think Cesar returned to Dinamo Zagreb as he was in Olimpija on loan (I am not 100% sure about this though).
3) Why didn't these transfers bring in enough cash to fill the gaps until a recovery plan (if there ever was anything of the sort) was put into action?
These transfers were not real transfers. Since the players didn't get their wages for few months, their contract was voided. By the slovenian FA rules they were entitled to join any other club, without Olimpija receiving a single euro for their transfer. I think Olimpija is now lead by a group of people that are supposed to perform a recovery, but I haven't heard much news about what they are doing since they came to power.