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Lokomotiva Zagreb 2024 season preview


Short update this time and we start of with end of last season stuff first. First news is that Athletic Bilboa got relegated from La Liga, they’re a pretty big club really and I’ll be keeping an eye on how they do.

https://i.imgur.com/zfiOS4Z.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8c1cKh6.jpg

Player awards and no surprise as Dias gets player and signing of the season as well as goal of the season for his stike against Dinamo (I may upload when I get home tonight). Not going to argue as without Dias I doubt we’d have been as good as we had this season. He’s also in the team of the year as well

https://i.imgur.com/NpPhots.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/5loNzFG.jpg

Season review, pretty happy with how it went despite being top for so long, definitely something to build on.

https://i.imgur.com/5H5csoD.jpg

I’m named manager of the year which is a nice surprise. I’d have given it to the Hadjuk manager myself but I’m glad to have won it, nice little rep boost.

https://i.imgur.com/N5LO9Nz.jpg

Possibly due to Dianmo not winning the league or cup, Croatia has gained an extra Champions league spot. This is good news for me as I think we’re going to be challenging at the top of the league again and that extra place may just go to us, fingers crossed.

https://i.imgur.com/DpT5FIM.jpg

Also confirmed was our team as over achievers this year.

https://i.imgur.com/Ev3OwjE.jpg

As we won the cup we’re in the Europa league and we’re drawn against Lechia Gdansk in the second qualifying round. I’m going back to Poland, albeit for 1 game, just need to note that I've actually played against Lechia twice, and lost both times. Hopefully this time around I can get a victory.

https://i.imgur.com/cV45X0d.jpg

Going into the new season we’re away to newly promoted team Sesvete first in a game I am expecting to win.

https://i.imgur.com/fuWX6To.jpg

Couple of new signings arrived to complement the squad. First in is left back Lassana Faye who will be my first choice

https://i.imgur.com/9XFr6cQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ghR7oYv.jpg

Next up is winger Ariel Gimenez from Dinamo on a free. He’ll be a rotation option for me on the right

https://i.imgur.com/pC5PrKD.jpg

The other player was signed by my DOF, and he’s terrible. Not even bothering showing his stats he will not play at all this season

Pre season odds have us finishing 5th despite a good showing last year. With Dinamo looking to take back their crown the pressure is definitely on to improve on last years performance.

https://i.imgur.com/lprLc9f.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8VECRQY.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/wBgcVYT.jpg

That brings us to our season opener, the supercup game against fierce rivals Hadjuk. A win here would set us up nicely for the season proper and add another trophy to our small collection. Can we get a win in our first competitive game of this season?

https://i.imgur.com/kRFoW8i.jpg

Going into my second season here I'm full of optimism. Despite the media predicting a 5th place finish I am aiming for at the very least another 3rd place finish. We do have the Europa league this time around and I really would love a good showing in that, if we get to the groups my aim would be to get out of the group, but we'll see.

Next update is going to be the supercup game, our first games in the Europa league as well as our first round of league games.

Thanks for reading!


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Career progress:
2018 - 19 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 1st in Campeonato de Portugal, won the playoffs, promoted.
2019 - 20 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 10th in Liga Pro, the clubs highest ever finish
2020 - 21 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 11th in Liga Pro, resigned at end of season
2021 - 22 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 1st in Division 1, champions, promoted
2022 - 23 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 12th in Ekstraklaka. Nearly sacked a few times
2023 - 24 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – 3rd in the league, cup winners. Manager of the year
2024 - 25 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – in progress


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Lokomotiva Zagreb 2024 - 2025 season update



Short update just to get up to date. Competition expectations from the board and I’d like to aim for the group stages of the Europa league as well as having hopefully a good showing in the domestic cup.

https://i.imgur.com/k40ZfZR.jpg

Our first game of the new season sees us take on our big rivals Hadjuk in the supercup. With neither team winning this before now would be a good time to get a good result and early season form.

https://i.imgur.com/NtERaNs.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kPPg0L9.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/IEEF7Bm.jpg

This is a pretty drab game as neither team seems confident on the ball. WE do get a free kick in a dangerous position. Up steps Humam Tariq

https://i.imgur.com/hDTrIH4.jpg

He takes a short run up

https://i.imgur.com/sp3aHMR.jpg

He hits the ball and it beats the wall…

https://i.imgur.com/GjbkVEn.jpg

As well as beating the keeper! 1 nil!!

https://i.imgur.com/XEIEV6a.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/UfNqPnO.jpg

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Half time and apart from the goal it’s been a quiet game.

The second half was even less exciting with no real chances. That wasn’t a problem as we ran out 1-0 winners! The supercup is ours, and it feels that much better knowing we beat Hadjuk for this as well!

https://i.imgur.com/N6lmlOx.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/rEj4KoP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CHNbNpx.jpg

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Before our first Europa league game we made 1 more, and possibly final singing of the window with experienced full back David Santon coming in on a free and a non contract basis, happy with this siging as we do lack cover at full back positions.

https://i.imgur.com/hdiWPiW.jpg

Our Europa league opener away to Lechia Gdansk now and I’m confident of a result however can’t shake the fact that I’ve lost both games I’ve played against this side.

https://i.imgur.com/Kq6tper.jpg

Early on we win a free kick edge of the box inside right channel. Dias is over this and I'm thinking it’s going to be a cross into the box

https://i.imgur.com/bQTrq1V.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Oc3jgs5.jpg

He hits it and it clears the wall heading directly for goal

https://i.imgur.com/yljBBvs.jpg

Their keeper makes an outstanding save low to his right

https://i.imgur.com/UmP0N8g.jpg

He can’t keep hold of it and there’s Tariq to bury home the rebound! 1-0!

https://i.imgur.com/UuiQXMA.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/eLpQmfS.jpg

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Not long after and we’ve got another free kick out wide. Dias steps up again

https://i.imgur.com/vHj382U.jpg

This one is swung into the box

https://i.imgur.com/Q9EvBUs.jpg

The ball finds it way onto the head of Duriska

https://i.imgur.com/gnYHxc5.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9f533SJ.jpg

Who buries it home, 2-0! Looking good!

https://i.imgur.com/Tgblfi3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Gy0wgKZ.jpg

First half is total dominance as we get the ball out wide and new signing Giminez drives forward

https://i.imgur.com/2idzK23.jpg

He’s brought down right on the edge of the box

https://i.imgur.com/5XnR04Y.jpg

Ref waves play on as Marin picks up the loose ball and drives into the box

https://i.imgur.com/ieiamUt.jpg

He gets clipped from behind, PENALTY!

https://i.imgur.com/XjXRyvK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/WuZEDgf.jpg

Up steps Mister reliable Poyet

https://i.imgur.com/DFszgsE.jpg

Send the keeper the wrong way, 3-0 game over

https://i.imgur.com/KGt1IPN.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/zj0k17A.jpg

Second half we stuck to a cautious approach to retain possession and kept the score at 3-0. A great result and 3 away goals is going to help

https://i.imgur.com/qUv3HSb.jpg

League action next as we took on newly promoted (and our own affiliate club) Sesevete. Standard performance as we ran out 2-0 winners.

https://i.imgur.com/K6t4zXL.jpg

Return leg of the Europa league now as we entertained Lechia going in with a 3 goal advantage. We took another 3 nil lead before letting 2 goals in but it didn’t matter as won the tie 6-2 on aggregate. We’re in the next round of the Europa league!

https://i.imgur.com/li9BuQB.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/G8HuvGl.jpg

To finish this update off we have the draw for Europa league, and who did we get….

https://i.imgur.com/4fSBGY0.jpg

A tough draw but 1 we can go in confident.


Next update will the next round of league games and how we got on in our tough Europa league tie. Thanks for reading.


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Career progress:
2018 - 19 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 1st in Campeonato de Portugal, won the playoffs, promoted.
2019 - 20 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 10th in Liga Pro, the clubs highest ever finish
2020 - 21 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 11th in Liga Pro, resigned at end of season
2021 - 22 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 1st in Division 1, champions, promoted
2022 - 23 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 12th in Ekstraklaka. Nearly sacked a few times
2023 - 24 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – 3rd in the league, cup winners. Manager of the year
2024 - 25 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – in progress, super cup winners

Well done on the super cup, big tie in europe awaits tho!
https://i.imgur.com/zgMyvyG.png?2
Well done on the super cup, big tie in europe awaits tho!


Cheers man. A tough looking draw against the big boys in Turkey.

I'll have an update up tomorrow hopefully, not been on here or FM much last few days.
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Lokomotiva Zagreb 2024 - 2025 season update


August 2024


Kicking off this update is a league game at home to Varazdin which we dominated and came out 4-0 winners. Definitely a good showing going into our big Europa League game with Galatasaray.

https://i.imgur.com/b3iFTzf.jpg

So here we go then, away at Galatasaray in the first leg of the Europa League. We set up with our familiar 4-4-1-1.

https://i.imgur.com/xSLGlXj.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/pViSvGm.jpg

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The first half was a pretty drab affair with neither team gaining any sort of upper hand.

https://i.imgur.com/jTLPgbx.jpg

Late in the game we get the ball out wide to Marin

https://i.imgur.com/Lczx8Yt.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/wzNiEDM.jpg

He plays in Duriska edge of the box and I thought he was going to hit it on the volley

https://i.imgur.com/ipQZRKM.jpg

However he plays in Diaz out wide on the left

https://i.imgur.com/EPdbNbp.jpg

He swings in a great cross

https://i.imgur.com/iPydh6Y.jpg

Miklic out jumps his marker and guides the ball in to the net, 1-0!

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https://i.imgur.com/ud4heS0.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/pLZw6BA.jpg

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Absolute scenes! An away goal! Unbelievable result I’m absolutely buzzing at this!

https://i.imgur.com/pWZMuFf.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/EZP4sli.jpg

Back to league action and we continued our wining form with a win over Osijek with Miklic getting another goal to make it 2 from 2 for him

https://i.imgur.com/aTQRx2B.jpg

Now the return leg in the Europa League. I’m expecting Galatasray to come at big in this game however we hold a priceless 1-0 away goal lead

https://i.imgur.com/OoEmQMH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ebSDZ1y.jpg

Early on we’ve got the ball in our left full back position and Faye plays it long

https://i.imgur.com/2WLcm5v.jpg

Miklic controls it

https://i.imgur.com/0k5k7ON.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/1x02WnQ.jpg

He play Badiane in who darts forward

https://i.imgur.com/pHRQEYb.jpg

He plays a 1 touch pass out wide to Dias who beats his marker

https://i.imgur.com/YIHLTL2.jpg

He hits in and it’s never in doubt! 2-0 on aggregate!!

https://i.imgur.com/TzT6mQ1.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Gin7ZyU.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/PpNlGjg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Bj6zWUL.jpg

Shortly after Duriska is fouled by Emre who was already on a yellow and he gets a second! We’re looking like going through!

https://i.imgur.com/WiQZmiB.jpg

Late on in the first half Dias plays a lovely ball into Badiane, who again 1 touch passes it wide to Kwadwo who buries it home, 2-0 on the night and 3-0 on aggregate!

https://i.imgur.com/YRNGfR9.jpg

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Second half we sat back and invited pressure that never came, the Turks had given up! Get in what a result, we’re through to the next round and we’re drawn against Grasshoppers of Switzerland. After our performance against Galatasaray I’m confident of progressing.

https://i.imgur.com/aezbRNE.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/1LXh0OW.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/6iP0HLE.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ovEmGC5.jpg

In the league we struggled to overcome Sibenik and managed a 1 all draw

https://i.imgur.com/Vb3qVi0.jpg

Despite our good form we lost to Grasshoppers in the first leg of the Europa League 4th round. We’ve got a little bot of work to do to get back into the tie

https://i.imgur.com/ix4vgCD.jpg

Another 0-0 draw in the league this time to Rijeka. Hopefully we can pick it up in the next game against Grasshopers to put a run to 3 games without a win.

https://i.imgur.com/9EgZOcC.jpg

Which we did, and turned out 2-0 winners in the Europa League to make it to the group stages! A great achievement I feel.

https://i.imgur.com/Dj8jDyU.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cxU8I0U.jpg

That brings August to an end and a really good month with 1 loss and passage to the group stages of the Europa League. Things are looking good for us.

https://i.imgur.com/Ch79MTj.jpg

Who did we draw in the groups?

https://i.imgur.com/TWC70nN.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Q67kPrN.jpg

Some tough teams there, we’re going to do well to not finish bottom of this group. Still it’s a good challenge.


Next update will be Septembers games. Thanks for reading!


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Career progress:
2018 - 19 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 1st in Campeonato de Portugal, won the playoffs, promoted.
2019 - 20 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 10th in Liga Pro, the clubs highest ever finish
2020 - 21 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 11th in Liga Pro, resigned at end of season
2021 - 22 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 1st in Division 1, champions, promoted
2022 - 23 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 12th in Ekstraklaka. Nearly sacked a few times
2023 - 24 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – 3rd in the league, cup winners. Manager of the year
2024 - 25 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – in progress, super cup winners
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Lokomotiva Zagreb 2024 - 2025 season update


September 2024


September kicked off with a credible draw away to our rivals Hadjuk. We dominated this game and whilst it’s disappointing to concede late on we can’t complain as Santon gave away a free kickoutside the area which was crossed in and bundled home. We definitely let our guard down and got punished.

https://i.imgur.com/P8qKQJC.jpg

Next round of the cup is made and we’re drawn away to Medimurje who are a lower league side. A good draw and a game I am expecting to win comfortably to keep our hopes of retaining the cup alive

https://i.imgur.com/PCGv4Ha.jpg

Before our first Europa League game we beat Gorica 3-0 to take us to the top of the league.

https://i.imgur.com/DgIEemx.jpg

I’ll point out now that during my time in Poland with Wisla Plock, we played Legia Warsaw twice and lost both times.

https://i.imgur.com/s5yLk1i.jpg

Could be a tricky tie for us, and I’m hoping we can get some points on the board early on in my maiden Europa League campaign

https://i.imgur.com/xuwwr48.jpg

The game itself for the most part was a by the numbers performance from us. We showed our opponents plenty of respect and ran out 2-0 winners. It was an end to end game and after the red card they came at us stronger, but we managed to get another goal late on. I’m very happy with the result.

https://i.imgur.com/wIJXYkn.jpg

We didn’t follow that victory over Frank De Boers current team against his former team however as we lost 3-0 away to Dinamo.

https://i.imgur.com/z5wvaRO.jpg

Next up was the cup game. Now this is the type of game that makes you want to tear your hair out (and has you thinking FM has it in for you!) as we absolutely battered Medimurje. Honestly we threw everything at them and just didn’t get the break through. Firstly they had a man sent off around the half hour mark and sat back from there which is to be expected. By half time we had a number of shots on target but just couldn’t score. Second half they went and had another man sent off, which you’d think would make it easier for us, but it didn’t. We had a penalty shortly after the second red and we missed it as the ball went straight at their keeper. I literally had 4 attackers on the pitch by the 90th minute! Extra time came and all our players were low on energy but up stepped mister reliable and our main man Tiago Dias to hit a long shot just outside the area that took a massive deflection that wrong footed the keeper to make it 1-0. It felt lucky and like we didn’t deserve that type of goal but whatever, it finally went in!

https://i.imgur.com/Osg5iqR.jpg

That 1-0 win was followed by another 1-0 in the league over Sesvete to take us back top of the league to close out September.

https://i.imgur.com/X5fLZop.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/zwCHqzG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/nwA2bQX.jpg

Next update will be Octobers round of games. Thanks for reading.


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Career progress:
2018 - 19 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 1st in Campeonato de Portugal, won the playoffs, promoted.
2019 - 20 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 10th in Liga Pro, the clubs highest ever finish
2020 - 21 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 11th in Liga Pro, resigned at end of season
2021 - 22 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 1st in Division 1, champions, promoted
2022 - 23 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 12th in Ekstraklaka. Nearly sacked a few times
2023 - 24 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – 3rd in the league, cup winners. Manager of the year
2024 - 25 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – in progress, super cup winners


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Lokomotiva Zagreb 2024 - 2025 season update


October 2024


October started off badly with a poor 4-1 home loss to Chelsea in the Europa League. Whilst we were expected to get beat by Chelsea I would’ve liked to see a bit more fight and the early red card certainly didn’t help

https://i.imgur.com/oUfKVwL.jpg

No messing around in our next game as we thumped Istra 7-0 in a complete performance. All 34 of our shots could’ve been goal on another day.

https://i.imgur.com/20xhUgm.jpg

Just to follow up our 7-0 win there were another mad result this weekend as Sibenik & Dinamo played out a 5 all draw.

https://i.imgur.com/c0XGuSq.jpg

We followed up that big win with a 0-0 draw with Varazdin in a pretty even game. Whilst another red card for us didn’t help, neither team did enough to win and really neither deserved to win so a draw is a fair result

https://i.imgur.com/NtY8vXP.jpg

Back to Europa League action and we even surprised me with this result, 3-0 at home to Frankfurt! 3 games in and we’ve won 2, we might just progress from the group stages!

https://i.imgur.com/wGt13jM.jpg

Back to poor results time now as we lost 2-0 away to Osijek in the league.

https://i.imgur.com/2F4eRKP.jpg

We redeemed ourselves as we won 3-1 in the cup to keep our hopes of retaining the cup in tact to close out October

https://i.imgur.com/fzoFHJH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/KwegU8B.jpg

November 2024


We kicked off November with a 2-0 league win over Sibenik to keep us at the right end of the league with 2 late goals

https://i.imgur.com/twg2uyw.jpg

We followed up that win with a 0-0 away draw at Frankfurt in the Europa League. I’m not too disheartened at this result as we can take some positives from it.

https://i.imgur.com/ZOLyPoo.jpg

Despite 2 good results to kick of November we got thumped 4-2 away to Rijeka in the league

https://i.imgur.com/fWMtVXF.jpg

This was followed up with a good home win over Dinamo. We dominated this game and could’ve been a bigger score line had we taken more of our chances. 1 thing of concern is that we got yet another red card, luckily it didn’t have an impact on the result

https://i.imgur.com/gS40KMy.jpg

Our 4th game in the Europa league sees us beat Legia Warsaw again, this time 2-0 at home. Another game where we looked really good all game long.

https://i.imgur.com/FXAG9hk.jpg

That’s it for November. With the result over Legia it confirmed our passage to the next round of the Europa league with a game to spare, as we can’t finish any lower than second now.

https://i.imgur.com/1HMS1aG.jpg

Next update will be Decembers games before the winter break, if anything happens in the January transfer window and the next set of games after the break.

Thanks for reading, it is appreciated.


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Career progress:
2018 - 19 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 1st in Campeonato de Portugal, won the playoffs, promoted.
2019 - 20 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 10th in Liga Pro, the clubs highest ever finish
2020 - 21 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 11th in Liga Pro, resigned at end of season
2021 - 22 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 1st in Division 1, champions, promoted
2022 - 23 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 12th in Ekstraklaka. Nearly sacked a few times
2023 - 24 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – 3rd in the league, cup winners. Manager of the year
2024 - 25 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – in progress, super cup winners

Chelsea aside, some great results in the Europa League! KIU!
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Ridiculous performances in the Europa league there, like you I thought you'd do well to even finish in third! Well done mate, keep it up.
Chelsea aside, some great results in the Europa League! KIU!


Ridiculous performances in the Europa league there, like you I thought you'd do well to even finish in third! Well done mate, keep it up.


I know right! Genuinely thought Legia would beat me again, and the Frankfurt results were definitely a surprise. Glad to have progressed, going to be tough keeping up.
Great work getting through that Europa league group! Things are going very well dude
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Great work getting through that Europa league group! Things are going very well dude


Cheers man!
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Lokomotiva Zagreb 2024/2025 season update


December 2024


Only a short month as there were 3 games in December leading into the winter break. The first saw us run out 2-0 winners at home to Varazdin in the cup whihc means we're into the next round.

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Next up we played Dinamo off the park and battered them 3-1. Great result and a great performance.

https://i.imgur.com/gVuDAmi.jpg

Final game of this month saw us get beat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Whilst a disappointing result it didn’t matter as we had qualified from the group.

https://i.imgur.com/G3IBaah.jpg

Going into the winter break we’re sitting third in the league, and in the quarter finals of the cup.

https://i.imgur.com/qr1wJle.jpg

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The draw for the next round of the Europa league was next, who did we get

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RB Liepzig of Germany. A good draw and 1 I’m happy with


Winter break 2025


Not a lot happened during this winter break, no players left however My DOF signed 2 young players from Africa as well that I hadn’t known about. However they look okay for this level and may get some game time.

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During the winter break the Ballon D’or was annoucned and it went to Italian striker Lorenzo Mazzeo of Real Madrid

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As I say only a short update but I will have another up shortly.

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Career progress:
2018 - 19 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 1st in Campeonato de Portugal, won the playoffs, promoted.
2019 - 20 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 10th in Liga Pro, the clubs highest ever finish
2020 - 21 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 11th in Liga Pro, resigned at end of season
2021 - 22 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 1st in Division 1, champions, promoted
2022 - 23 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 12th in Ekstraklaka. Nearly sacked a few times
2023 - 24 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – 3rd in the league, cup winners. Manager of the year
2024 - 25 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – in progress

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Lokomotiva Zagreb 2024/2025 season update


February 2025


February kicked off with a good result away to relegation fodder Sesvete

https://i.imgur.com/974yVhA.jpg

Back to back 0-0 draws next against Osijek & Varazdin as we struggle to find that cutting edge in both of these games. Not the best results heading into our Europa League game with Liepzig.

https://i.imgur.com/EcQvBno.jpg

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The big Europa League game at home to RB Liepzig was a hard fought game. At the half we more or less had dominated the game

https://i.imgur.com/l3h3Swh.jpg

It wasn’t until the 75th minute we made the breakthrough. Okoye picked it up edge of our area and played a long ball forward

https://i.imgur.com/l6Q0d5p.jpg

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Which Miklic chased down

https://i.imgur.com/BdJnUAB.jpg

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A bizarre moment now as their keeper comes out to challenge Miklic, but the balls just goes straight passed him

https://i.imgur.com/7Q1Y4iR.jpg

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Leaving Miklic with an open goal, 1-0!

https://i.imgur.com/1JLQOU2.jpg

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Not long after we get the ball out wide on the right

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Marin drives to the byline and crosses it in

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The ball is cleared by their defence

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Only as far as Ziljkic who hits it first time

https://i.imgur.com/0vL7Z1t.jpg

Keeper = no chance. 2-0!!

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Awesome result and performance! I couldn’t be happier with this!

https://i.imgur.com/CWd9ImN.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8LPuFza.jpg

This was followed up with another draw in the league away to Sibenik. I’m going to put this 1 down to fatigue.

https://i.imgur.com/oEHwOS3.jpg

Before the return leg in the Europa League we’ve been drawn in the cup away to Osijek. A game I am confident we can win

https://i.imgur.com/tBqLhFg.jpg

The retun leg against Liepzig came and we carried on where we left off, this time running out 3-0 winners! I actually cannot believe it we’re through to the next round, can the impossible dream continue?

https://i.imgur.com/9UGeCWK.jpg

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The poor league form continued with yet another 0-0 draw this 1 at home to Rijeka. They absolutely dominated us in this game and I’m surprised we got away with a draw

https://i.imgur.com/SPOMyLM.jpg

Which was followed up by a terrible 3-0 away loss to our big rivals Hadjuk to close out the month of February.

https://i.imgur.com/o0PEjDO.jpg

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My feeling is that we seem to be up for the big games, AKA as the Europa League but let our guard down in the league. Just as I leave the training ground a young reporter stops me in my tracks.

‘Manuel, can I get a quick word? I’m from the Voetbalzone football reporter’

‘Yes okay I’ve got a couple of minutes’

‘Thank you, can I ask, as a manager, what is your ultimate desire? Or your main goal?’

‘Well it’s no secret that I’m a Lisboeta, a native from Lisbon, and I’ve been a Sporting Lisbon fan all my life. My dream is to manage Sporting, to manage in Estadio Jose Alvalade would honestly be a dream come true’

‘But of course these desires and dreams may never come true. Would managing a team against Sporting whet your appetite do you think?’

‘Well of course nothing in life is certain, but a man can dream right. But to answer your question, managing a team against Sporting would be the next best thing, why do you ask that particular question?’

‘Well the draw for the next round of the Europa League has just been made……


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Career progress:
2018 - 19 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 1st in Campeonato de Portugal, won the playoffs, promoted.
2019 - 20 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 10th in Liga Pro, the clubs highest ever finish
2020 - 21 | ARC Oleiros (Portugal) -- Finished 11th in Liga Pro, resigned at end of season
2021 - 22 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 1st in Division 1, champions, promoted
2022 - 23 | Wisla Plock (Poland) -- Finished 12th in Ekstraklaka. Nearly sacked a few times
2023 - 24 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – 3rd in the league, cup winners. Manager of the year
2024 - 25 | Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) – in progress


Great European run to date, another winnable tie for sure too dude
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Great performances in Europe, especially against Leipzig! Got to think that if you’re still in it then... nethermind I won’t jinx anything!
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