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End of Season 2025/2026

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I'd been Oviedo for a short time and I'd been in charge for 6 league games. Since being hire I had 2 days to get my squad ready for my first game in charge so it was a quick turnaround. I've made the one signing who will join at the end of the season. My old favourite goalkeeper from Catanzaro, Alessandro Livieri who I signed for my old team as well. He will be an instant improvement in that department once he joins the club. Anyway, back to this season and how we got on...

League Fixtures

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It was straight into the action against a recently revived Numantia side. We made a fantastic start when Ronan Le Grand slotted the ball home and we were off. They levelled in the 29th minute and it stayed like that for the rest of the game...UNTIL in the 92nd minute we had a corner, and up stepped Lautaro Gianetti to head the ball past the keeper to spark the celebrations. A good solid win to kick things off.

League Leaders Alaves were up next and we played well, but not well enough to salvage a win. A 1-1 draw was the result after Richard Carillo had levelled for us in the 70th minute to rescue the point for us. A well deserved point against a strong outfit.

An away trip to Zaragoza is never an easy tie, and it was a fantastic match, with a lot of goalmouth action, but sadly not a lot of goals. There was one however and it fell to us. Poacher Ronan Le Grand (I keep typing Fedde Le Grand at first ha). nipped in after a loose back pass and punished them by passing the ball into an empty net. The 3 points were ours.

Mallorca are a team that I've always followed as I've been on holiday there plenty of times, but I wasn't going to be nice to them. In form Ronan Le Grand scored his 3rd in 4 matches as we went on to claim a 1-0 victory.

Our first defeat with myself in charge came at Tenerife. I was surprised at how much they controlled the game to be honest as their form wasn't great coming into the game. Maybe it was an off day for my lads, but we went down 3-1. Not the best result and our good form came to an end.

The last game of the season was a home match up agasint Girona. I expected a win and a win is what I got. A solid performance with not a lot of action but I'll take the 3 points. Winger Sergio Galleano went on a mazy run then curled a shot into the top right hand corner to get us the 3 points. A fitting goal for the win.



League Table


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This kind of gives away what happens in the playoffs, but after the 6 games in charge, we had 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Great form to put us into 5th in the league, 3 places higher than when I took over so I'll take that any day of the week. Alaves had won the league and were on their way to the Spanish Premier Division. Could I follow them via the play offs?



Play-Offs



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Leganes were our opponents in the semi-final and what a two legged affair it was with 15 goals being scored between us in the 2 matches. A thrilling 5-5 draw away from home in the first leg, with us coming from 3-0 down after 7 minutes to salvage a draw with a 91st minute equaliser from Richard Carillo. Goalscorers were Francisco Varela, Ronan Le Grand and Richard Carillo (2). The other was an own goal. We headed home to try and book our place in the final.

It was another late goal that saved us and helped us book our place in the final. It was another good game with plenty of action. Ronan Le Grand managed to grab 2 goals with the second being in the 87th minute with a fabulous strike from just outside the area. Queue the manic celebrations!!




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Unlike in the semi final, we played the 1st leg at home infront of our home fans and we gave them a performance for the ages. A comfortabnle 4-0 demolition of Sporting Guijon (our biggest rivals) was enough for me to feel comfortable heading into the 2nd leg. Ronan Le Grand bagged himself a hattrick, all calmly taken goals from inside the area and Yordan Osario netted the 4th before the 90 was up. Equally as important was the fact we didn't concede an away goal. Advantage us.

The performance in the 2nd leg wasn't as good as the 1st, but we did what we had to. We limited them to a few attacks, but didn't really create much ourselves. They scored the only goal of the game and we ended up losing 1-0. That doesn't matter though as we were UP! A 4-1 aggregate win meant we were returning to the Spanish Premier League.!!

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I thought that, but then again should have read the rules a bit closer @HockeyBhoy. I'll be back in Peru later in the challenge to get my revenge.

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Landing On My Feet in SPAIN

I'd been out of a job since late 2024 and was struggling to find a job that excited me enough to apply for the job. I had a few MLS teams approach me but I didn't fancy the MLS just yet (from one weird rule set to another in quick succession is never a good idea.) I loaded up the Spanish leagues and the Oviedo job came up. I immediately applied and they came back and offered me an interview. The interview must have gone well because they offered me the job within the week and I accepted.

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Club Information

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Founded in 1926, Real Oviedo are a professional Spanish club currently playing in the Spanish Second Division. Their nickname is 'Los Carbayones and they enjoy a fierce rivalry with Sporting Guijon. Their other rivals are 'Racing Santander. The average ticket price is £15 which presents cracking value. A season ticket costs £232 and they currently have just shy of 18,000 season ticket holders. Former players include Paulo Bento and Santi Cazorla to name a few.


Club Facilities



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The Club play their home games at Nuevo Carlos Tartiere which is the biggest ground I've managed at so far this career. It holds a capacity of 30,500 people and is all seated. It's based in the city of Ovideo. The club possesses Great Training Facilities and Good Youth Facilities.



Performance This Season


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Ovideo sit in 8th position in the Spanish Second Division after playing 36 games of the season. The season has gone quite well for them to be honest and I'm not sure why they have sacked the manager. The team are predicted to finish in 10th position so are surpassing that. They have 60 points and lie in the last play off position available. There is currently 6 fixtures remaining in the season so I'll be looking at consolidating our position in the play offs and seeing what we can do in them if we qualify.

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AN UNEXPECTED END...

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There I was, minding my own business, performing what only could be described as miracles in the league, sitting comfortably a top of the league and working my way to the league title in Peru, then BOOM, out of the blue this happens...

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I had been sacked, the Cobresol board had terminated my contract and I was at a loss to the reason. It turns out that I needed to read the rules of the league a little more clearly as I'm meant to play players Under 20 for a certain amount of minutes each season, and I didn't stick to that. By not sticking to that rule, the league deduced all 51 of our points for that season and relegated me instead. I had gone from 1st to 16th in a matter of moments and my time in Peru is over...FOR NOW! (I'll be back sometime in the future)

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Anyway, time to move on, I'm not sure where is next, but somewhere will stand out to me and I'll go there...


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TORNEO DE VERANO 2025

I've been trying to figure out what the structure is in Peru, and to be honest I'm still none the wiser. I thought I was playing in their top division but I think I was playing in a pre season tournament which is then followed by the league. That's what I'm going for anyway, so there is now 2 trophies to win in Peru. 1 cup, and 1 league. Cobresol are relative new comers to the league and needed a few new additions to the team to help with squad depth as there wasn't too much when I took over.

Transfers


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Carlos Roberto

Carlos comes into the squad as an immediate challenger for the starting centre midfield role. He's a more defensive minded player who plays as a Carrilero. He has high stamina so can get up and down the pitch really well all game which is something that we'll need throughout the upcoming season. He's only 21 so has youth on his side as well, I hope he can improve to be a key player for me here in Peru.

Tomàs Lanzini

Tomàs is another central midfielder that I've brought in. It was a key area that I needed to strengthen and I believe Tomas has the ability to do so from the very start. He has experience as he is 34 years old and comes in to lead the team. He's an attacking player and his first touch and his freekick ratings are both above 15 which is really impressive.


Torneo De Verano Fixtures

We were drawn in Group B of the Toreno De Verano which arguably is the harder of the two groups apparently. Each group has 8 teams and the team that finished in first in each group went on to play each other in a 2 legged final. Heres how we got on.

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As you can see from the results above, we are an extremely high scoring team. The downside of that is that we also concede a fair amount of goals too. We managed 8 wins in the group stage, 4 draws and 2 losses which is an extremely good performance for my first time managing in South America. Big wins against Sporting Boys, and Alianza Atletico were really pleasing for me. They were amongst the favourites to go on and win the tournament but we stopped them in their tracks. Luis Hernandez was the top goalscorer in the group stage managing a magnificent 7 goals which helped us on our way. We managed to lose against Melgar 4-1 which was our biggest defeat, they really did blow us out of the water in that game, but we managed to get our revenge in the reverse fixture.


Toreno De Verano Table

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A cracking performance form the lads lead us to win the group outright. It was a close call and we were only 2 points ahead of 2nd place Cristal who pushed us all the way. 5 points behind us lay Melgar on 21 points in 4th position proving how close the group stage was. It was us who prevailed though and on we rode to the final. 40 goals for us and 30 against meant we ended up with a +10 goal difference which is always pleasing to see.


Toreno De Verano Final



Final Leg One

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We were at home in the first leg and playing in front our home fans gave us the edge in my opinion. What a game it was, it literally had everything: GOALS, RED CARDS and and a LATE WINNER. We went down early in the 3rd minute but responded magnificently in the 11th minute when Luis Hernandez grabbed his first of the game. We took the lead in the 20th minute when Jesus Vega headed home from a corner. It was 3-1 soon after when Bruno Ronceros slotted him from around 12 yards out. We grabbed a 4th before the 30th minute mark and the game was starting to look out of sight. It was 5-4 by half time though after our defence turned off and they capitalised. Carlos Roberto got himself a straight red card after an ugly challenge which didn't help matters. What a great first half of football for the fans as on the stroke of half time it was 10 men a piece, another ugly challenge. Luis Hernandez grabbed his second of the game on the stroke of half time and this meant we had the lead going into the half. It was a quiet second half in comparison as there was only 2 goals and 1 red card. Juan Carlos Chavez scored his 2nd of the game which turned out to be the eventual winner. 6-5 the end score and we had the advantage going into the 2nd leg.

Final Leg Two

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All we had to do was draw the game, and we did just that. A 3-3 draw was all that we needed to lift that trophy and the first of my time in Peru. Bruno Ronceros and Luis Hernandez (2) were the goalscorers for ourselves and I couldn't be happier with the performance. It wasn't the best but it's all that we needed to do away from home.





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DESTINATION SOUTH AMERICA

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I'd managed to land a job in South America, more specifically in the country of Peru. I've never managed in South America on FM before in any version of the game so this will be a learning curve for me. There is only the one league in Peru so I'll be hoping to get this ticked off as quick as I can then move onto somewhere else here in this continent with a vast football history.

Club Information

Cobresol play their football in the Peruvian city of Mocquegua and was founded in 2008 and have the nickname 'Los Dorados' which translates as 'The Golden Boys'. Average ticket prices are pretty damn good at only £4 to watch a game and if you fancy the whole season you can get that for £15 which seems like a great discount.


Club Facilities

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The club plays it's home games at Estadio 25 which is a huge stadium for the club. It holds a capacity of 25,000 with 20,000 of those being seated. The club possesses average training facilities and poor youth facilities which is better than I expected to be honest. I'll be looking at improving these if I can get the chance to.


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A LITTLE UPDATE

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I've decided to take my career in a new direction. Catanzaro was providing me with a slightly impossible challenge in the Serie A and we were finding life very very difficult. I'll be coming back to Italy at some point to hopefully collect the rest of the trophies needed. I am sad to be leaving Catanzaro and they'll always have a place in my footballing heart now but this is not a 'Rags to Riches' career and it's time to move onwards. Who knows where I'll end up...

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PRE SEASON 2024/2025 ROUND UP

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Pre-season for the upcoming season was a bit shorter than I'd have liked due to the fact we were involved in the playoffs but I won't ever complain at an unlikely promotion! After the triumph of last season we took a few days to assess our needs in the transfer market and got to work! We had a huge budget of £3.5million which is unheard of for a team like us. Our finances are on the rise and we received a massive £23.5m for tv rights for the upcoming season and I can only see them rising from now on...

Transfers In

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Joseph Gallotti is the signing that I'm most excited about. He's 22, and plays as an attacking midfielder on the right hand side! I managed to grab him on a free once his contract at Juventus had run out. He'll slot into the first team straight away and his potential is 5* so I'm hoping he will play a pivotal role in our relegation battle this season. With 15 pace and 17 acceleration he will certainly be a threat down the right hand side.

Alessandro Bordo is another youngster bought in from Froisone. He's another attacking player but can play anywhere across the line. He's 19 and has got 4* potential. He's another pacey player and I'm looking at him to play back up this season but also to come in when injuries will inevitably hit.

Federico Ferrari is back on loan and will be the number one left back for us. He played a crucial role last season and I expect him to do so again this season!

Giorgio Licini is also back on loan for the season and is the first team right back. Both are youngsters and both will hopefully improve as the season goes on!

Mattia Muroni has come into the club on a free transfer to provide a battle for places in the middle of the park. He's 28 and is here to provide experience after Alex Benedettti has decided he doesn't want to play for us anymore. He's got very decent stats and is a Deep Lying Playmaker.

Samuele Parlati is another midfielder I decided to bring in. We needed more depth in that position and he fits the bill exactly. He's our most expensive signing of the summer and cost us £475k. I expect him to be involved in a fair amount of matches this season.

Andrea Bussaglia will slot straight in on the left hand side of midfield. Having only cost us £43k I'm very pleased with this deal. He has 4* potential and has great first touch and passing stats. Could be a crucial player for us this season.

Simone Graz was a last minute buy when my main target for a striker decided he didn't want to join us at the last minute. Graz is a 30 year old striker with bags of experience in the league. I'm hoping he can nick us a fair few goals and help us stay up.


Pre Season Friendlies
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We started off pre season with a few dodgy performances. A 0-0 draw with Montpellier where we didn't really play that well wasn't what I expected. We followed that draw up with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of fellow Serie A team Roma. They outclassed us really and I probably expect the same in the league fixture later in the season. 3 wins followed that on the bounce against Agonese, Rennes and Vibonese which was pleasing to see. We hit some good form going into the season and the new players had settled in well.


Coaching Qualifications

More good news for me on a personal note as I completed my Continental A License after a long hard slog. My reputation should increase and better jobs should be available once I start looking again. I immediately asked the board if I could start a new coaching course and they agreed. I'm now studying for my Continental Pro License.

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SERIE B PLAYOFFS 2023/2024

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We'd reached the playoffs after finishing 7th in the Serie B in our first season in the 2nd tier of Italian football. Anything can happen in play offs as it's just a knockout so whoever turns up and plays better on the day goes through and reaps the rewards. I was confident going into our game against Cittadella...



Serie B Playoff Preliminary Round

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Going 2-0 down within 16 minutes wasn't exactly the start I had hoped for. We started sluggishly and conceded two really well worked team goals and they probably deserved to be 2-0 up at that stage. We hit back immediately through cultured center midfielder Alex Benedetti when he slotted a side foot finish past their keeper in the 18th minute. Simone Caruso went on a mazy run down the left win and put us back on level terms in the 22nd minute. It was up to the loanee Francesco Monaco to finish the comeback off and he did just that when he powered a finish from the edge of the box past the keeper in the 54th minute. We held on and powered on through to the next round.

Serie B Playoff Semi Final

Leg One

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Perugia were our opponents in the Semi Final and I didn't think we would beat them over 2 legs as they finished 3rd in the league whilst we finished in 7th. By the 51st minute we were 3-0 down and things weren't going to plan. 3 away goals is never a good thing so I made us going attacking in order to try and gain some credibility and maybe come away with something. A goal from Andrea Mercurio made it 3-1 and then Mirko Tamborinno grabbed us a 2nd in the 74th minute. It ended 3-2 and it wasn't the worst result thanks to the 2 2nd half goals for us. The 2nd leg was made a little less challenging thanks to them.

Leg Two

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I said it would be made easier, and my god, that's exactly what it was. We turned up on the day having to win the game and we did that with ease. a 3-0 demolition ensured we progressed to the final. It was just one of those days when everything went our way. Francesco Monaco got the opener on 24 minutes after a side foot finish from 12 yards out. An own goal gave us the 2nd when a header deflected off him after wrongfooting the goalkeeper. Simone Caruso who was MOM grabbed the icing on the cake when he slotted home a penalty after winning it himself.

Serie B Playoff Final

Leg One

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The first leg of this strange 2 legged final was to be played at home. It started well but we couldn't find the back of the net despire a number of great chances. In the 41st minute Raimondo Cocuzza grabbed the opening goal after he curled a right footed finish from around the edge of the area past the Parma keeper. It remained 1-0 until the last 10 minutes when we grabbed a 2nd of the game through Antonio Lukanovic. It looked like it was going to end this way but we gave away a penalty after a clumsy tackle and they cooly slotted it home to grab what could be a crucial away goal. 2-1.

Leg Two

The away leg was a cagey affair for the first 30 minutes but we broke away after we cleared a corner and Franceso Monaco sped through on goal one on one and rounded the keeper and slotted the ball into the net. 1-0 and we had a 2 goal cushion. We defended well although they should've drawn level but we managed to clear the header off the line in the 75th minute. The final whistle blew and the crowd went wild!! WE WERE IN THE SERIE A!!

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SERIE B PLAYOFFS 2023/2024

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We'd reached the playoffs after finishing 7th in the Serie B in our first season in the 2nd tier of Italian football. Anything can happen in play offs as it's just a knockout so whoever turns up and plays better on the day goes through and reaps the rewards. I was confident going into our game against Cittadella...



Serie B Playoff Preliminary Round

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Going 2-0 down within 16 minutes wasn't exactly the start I had hoped for. We started sluggishly and conceded two really well worked team goals and they probably deserved to be 2-0 up at that stage. We hit back immediately through cultured center midfielder Alex Benedetti when he slotted a side foot finish past their keeper in the 18th minute. Simone Caruso went on a mazy run down the left win and put us back on level terms in the 22nd minute. It was up to the loanee Francesco Monaco to finish the comeback off and he did just that when he powered a finish from the edge of the box past the keeper in the 54th minute. We held on and powered on through to the next round.

Serie B Playoff Semi Final

Leg One

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Perugia were our opponents in the Semi Final and I didn't think we would beat them over 2 legs as they finished 3rd in the league whilst we finished in 7th. By the 51st minute we were 3-0 down and things weren't going to plan. 3 away goals is never a good thing so I made us going attacking in order to try and gain some credibility and maybe come away with something. A goal from Andrea Mercurio made it 3-1 and then Mirko Tamborinno grabbed us a 2nd in the 74th minute. It ended 3-2 and it wasn't the worst result thanks to the 2 2nd half goals for us. The 2nd leg was made a little less challenging thanks to them.

Leg Two

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I said it would be made easier, and my god, that's exactly what it was. We turned up on the day having to win the game and we did that with ease. a 3-0 demolition ensured we progressed to the final. It was just one of those days when everything went our way. Francesco Monaco got the opener on 24 minutes after a side foot finish from 12 yards out. An own goal gave us the 2nd when a header deflected off him after wrongfooting the goalkeeper. Simone Caruso who was MOM grabbed the icing on the cake when he slotted home a penalty after winning it himself.

Serie B Playoff Final

Leg One

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The first leg of this strange 2 legged final was to be played at home. It started well but we couldn't find the back of the net despire a number of great chances. In the 41st minute Raimondo Cocuzza grabbed the opening goal after he curled a right footed finish from around the edge of the area past the Parma keeper. It remained 1-0 until the last 10 minutes when we grabbed a 2nd of the game through Antonio Lukanovic. It looked like it was going to end this way but we gave away a penalty after a clumsy tackle and they cooly slotted it home to grab what could be a crucial away goal. 2-1.

Leg Two

The away leg was a cagey affair for the first 30 minutes but we broke away after we cleared a corner and Franceso Monaco sped through on goal one on one and rounded the keeper and slotted the ball into the net. 1-0 and we had a 2 goal cushion. We defended well although they should've drawn level but we managed to clear the header off the line in the 75th minute. The final whistle blew and the crowd went wild!! WE WERE IN THE SERIE A!!

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END OF SEASON 2023/2024

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Last time I updated you we were half way through the season and had played 20 games of the season. We were sat in 6th position and were surpassing all expectations set by the board and the fans. I was delighted with the progress that we were making and to be honest I wasn't sure if we were going to keep it up and maintain our bid for a playoff spot. I decided that we needed to make a few more signings to help with this aim...

Transfers

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Matteo Pellecchia was the first new one through the door. He's an Italian centre back who we brought in for free from Olympiakos on a free. He's a 6 ft 3 monster and has high heading attributes. At only 24 he's got his best years ahead of him. I see him as a future leader and captain of the team.

Albert Licaj is one for the future and my HOYD scouted him and brought him into the club. He'll play his football in the under 20s team for the season and we will re evaluate him at the end of the season.

Francesco Monaco has been brought in on loan from my feeder team Fiorentina. He's pacey and plays mostly as a poacher. I'm looking at signing him on a permanent contract if they allow me but I'm not optomistic. He has high finishing and first touch so he's good in the area and can slot his goals past the keeper. One for the future definitely whether he's with us or not.


League Fixtures

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The second half of the season didn't go as well as the first but we still did well. We played a total of 22 games this time, and won only 10 of them. Not a bad return considering our underdog status in most of the games. We lost 8 games which is 2 more than the first half of the season. A big win against PIsa was my favourite game and we totally dominated from start to finish against the high flying club. Another game that stood out was the 3-0 win against Crotone who were battling us for a playoff place. So where did we finish in our first season in the Serie B


League Table

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WE HAD DONE IT! We had secure a playoff spot with a point to spare. It came down to the last game where we managed a 0-0 with Bassano. After 42 games we finished in 7th position on 66 points having won a total of 19 games, losing 14 and drawing 9. Genoa won away with the league and go up as champions. Novara also claim an automatic promotion spot after finishing in 2nd. The playoff spots fell to Perugia, Parma, Benevento, Cittadella, ourselves, and Brescia in that order.

This meant that we had set up a play off match against Cittadella. It's bound to be a tight game as we finished on the same amount of points as them but fell behind them on goal difference.


Player Stats

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Average Rating
1) Mattia Maita - 7.08
2) Daniel Onescu - 7.07
3) Mirko Tamborinno - 7.06

Goals
1) Andrea Mercurio - 10
2) Francesco Monaco - 7
3) Antonio Lukanovic - 7

Assists
1) Giuseppi Danieli - 6
2) Raimondo Cocuzza - 6
3) Antonio Lukanovic - 6


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MID SEASON UPDATE 2023/2024

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We had ourselves a pretty good pre-season in the transfer department having strengthened in a few key areas, mainly the centre of midfield and the full back positions. Finances don't look too great but they are improving season on season. The television money brought in this season boosted our finances a substantial amount although we still sit in the red at the moment but that can change quickly. Having just come up from Serie C/C we are expected to battle bravely against relegation and not do much more. I expect different standards though...We've played 20 games so far and we've hit the winter break so now seems like the right time to update you all...

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As you can see, we hit the ground running, going on a 7 match unbeaten streak. We even went the first 6 of those without conceding which is incredible. They always say championships are built at the back. Big wins against Perugia and Cagliari were particularly pleasing as they are 2 of the more known teams in the division with a bigger fanbase and therefore more money to throw at the league.

Our form didn't last though and we slumped to a 8 match run where we couldn't grab a win no matter what we tried. A tight game against Pisa ended 4-3 with them grabbing the winner in the 96th minute of a 95 minute match which was a bit annoying but what can we do eh? We only managed to score 4 goals in this stretch which is a weird turn of events considering we were flying. Our confidence dropped and we paid the price for it.

The last 5 games of this half of the season were much more positive. We won 3 of these, drew 1 and lost 1 as well. That's quite a turn around from the torrid form we had hit. 2 big wins in these 5 against Spal and Parma boosted our confidence as well.


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We sit in 6th position after 20 games being played. What an unbelievable start to the campaign. We sit 9 points behind the league leaders Genoa who are flying at the top. Benevento/b]
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Player Stats


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Average Rating
1) Alex Sirri - 7.16
2) Mirko Tamborrino - 7.12
3) Raimondo Cocuzza - 7.01

Goals
1) Andrea Mercurio - 9
2) Maicol Sachelli - 4
3) Luigi Falcone - 4

Assists
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2) Raimondo Cocuzza - 3
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Ah that last month was a bit of a killer and ended your challenge! Glad to see you're winning games now though! Next season you'll get it!
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Great work in Kiribati! 1 country ticked off and now off to play on your first decent pitch! keep it up!
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Mercurio came out of nowhere for me @jameo_94. I put him in the team because Lukanovic wasn't scoring and the rest was history. I'll be back for that pesky Serie C Super Cup.

Thanks @Dan. It's bound to get harder. I always find Asia the easiest of the continents to succeed in which I why I came to Italy.

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END OF PRE-SEASON 2023/2024

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After being promoted last season after storming to the Serie C/C title, we now lie in Serie B. We got a much needed financial boost in the form of £3.3m because of television rights. The challenge was on to bring in some more depth to the squad and also a full time right back.

Transfers In

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Georgio Licini is now my full first team right back. He's on loan from Serie B club Brescia. He's our strongest right back we've had since I took charge and I look forward to him bombing on down the wing and setting a few goals up. (I hope he can defend too).

Matteo Spadoni is a player my DOF signed for me. I'm glad he did as he's straight into the first team squad and will provide depth around the first team. He's an attacking player who plays on the right side and has a 4 1/2 star potential so I'm hoping he realises this.

Federico Ferrari has come in on loan from Palmero to provide back up to Marco Imperiale who impressed me last season. He's only a youngster so should gain a lot from the loan move. Cup games for him mostly.

Ivan Rondanini is my 'big money' signing as he cost me a huge £49k. He also plays RB, but will mostly be used as a CB. He's a strong player in the air and has been known to score a fair few goals.

Maicol Sacchelli has come from my feeder team Fiorentina. He's going to provide back up to Mercurio. He's quick and he's good at finishing so hopefully he can come on late in games and give us a goal if needed.

Mirko Tamborrino came on a free after his contract at Citadella ran out. He's a midfielder who can play as a holding player or as an attacking one. I'm hoping he slots straight into the middle.

Karel Lauwers has come in to partner Alex Sirri at the back. I'm going to take my time with him as he doesn't know the language. He's Belgian and I believe he's my future captain.



Players Out

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As I signed a fair few players this pre season, a few had to go. The main one being. Emilio Barbieri who has signed for Serie A team Roma. A cool £1.9m was not an offer I could turn down. I wish him the best of luck at Roma and want him to succeed. I may try sign him back if we ever get to Serie A


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SERIE C SUPER CUP


Just a quick update to show you how we progressed in the Serie C Super Cup. It's a group stage tournament with the winner of the group taking home the trophy. The three teams involved were ourselves, Foggia and Bassano.

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We ended up in the middle of the pack having beaten Bassano, 1-0 with Emilio Barbieri grabbing the winning goal. We lost to Foggia 2-0 which was a disappointment. I'll have to come back to the Serie C in the future to tick this one.

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END OF SEASON 2022/2023

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18 games in and we were sitting pretty at the top of the league after a long run of good form. I fully expected to continue this form and take the league by storm. I've been looking for a rightback all season as well as I've been playing my Right Winger there who's been doing a grand job but I'd rather a fully natural RB played there instead. We also had the continuation of the Serie C Cupto break up the league campaign.

League Fixtures

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So what a run it was until the end of the season. We played a total of 20 games this side of the last update. We managed to win a total of 13 games. Drew 6, and lost only 1. That's some half of a season by my boys. Our loss came against the old rivals Cosenza who deserved the win truth be told. We had two games in which we scored 6 goals which is massive. Thats the merit of this team, our attacking play. We seem to score goals for fun and over the season we scored a total of 90 goals. (Wouldn't it have been nice to get to 100). During the season we also managed a 20 game unbeaten streak which is way better than I've ever done before. Anyway this form led to us being where in the table?


League Table

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38 games played, and we finished top of the tree. It was quite a remarkable season and I'm so proud of the team that I've built and grown over the season and a half I've been in charge. It was a massive 14 point gap between us in 1st and Casertana who performed well at the end of the season to finish in 2nd.

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ANOTHER TROPHY TO ADD TO MY COLLECTION!!


Serie C Cup

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The cup was fairly straightforward for us. We sailed through every round, beating teams Forli, Siracuse, Cosenza, Pordenone, and Foggia in the final. I've never seen a 2 legged final before either which is a strange way of doing it. We did the job in the 1st leg and then nearly threw it away in the second losing 3-2. Fortunately we won the 2 legged tie 4-3 on aggregate. Make that a double for the season.

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Player Stats

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Average Rating:
1) Luigi Falcone - 7.40
2) Mattia Maita - 7.33
3) Andrea Mercurio - 7.32

Goalscoring
1) Andrea Mercurio - 32
2) Luigi Falcone - 25
3) Alex Sirri - 8

Assists
1) Emilio Barbieri - 13
2) Daniel Onescu - 12
3) Luigi Falcone - 12

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They have indeed fallen on hard times @SatournFan. They seem to just be wallowing in the lower leagues now. Thanks for the support.

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HALF WAY THROUGH 2022/2023 SEASON

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Pre season went well, we brought in a few players to strengthen the already impressive squad and we were ready to start the league campaign. We're now 18 games into the season which is exactly half way. The Serie C Cup has also started and we are 2 rounds into that. I like having a cup competition to take part in as it breaks up the monotony of the league campaign which can get a bit repetitive sometimes. A little bit more info for you is that we have been taken over by a new chairman. He hasn't invest any money but has piled more debt on us by making us take out a £900k loan so that's not good. I kept my job though.

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Anyway, as you can see, our league campaign has been immense. There are so many green dots on that list and that stands us in good stead. A total of 14 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the league so far this season. I can't quite believe it but with the right tactic and a bit of confidence the players seem to be far and away the best team in the league. Lukanovic our main striker from last season started the season well but drifted off so I chose to drop him and put in a youngster Andrea Mercurio who has taken his chance at the first team and has scored 13 goals in 10 appearances in the league. His hattrick in the 6-3 hammering of Paganese was a particular highlight. The two losses came against Reggina who beat me last season, I just can't seem to get it right against them. The other was against Casertena but I'm ecstatic with our league form.

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We sit top of the league by 5 points ahead of Cosenza who are keeping up with us somewhat. Our goal difference is a massive 14 goals better off which is amazing. We sit 14 points ahead of 3rd place with a game in hand so I'm pretty confident that'll I'll finish in the top two positions. Hopefully it'll be on top.

Serie C Cup

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We have played two games in the cup so far. The first was against Forli who play in the Serie C/A. We comfortably dispatched them with a 4-0 win and we were into the hat for the next round. Siracusa were our next opponents. The team play in the same league as us so we knew them well. A last minute winner by Suraci sent us through. We got away with it a bit but I'll take a win any day of the week. In the Qtr Final, we play Cosenza which is set up to be a fantastic battle.

Player Stats

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Andrea Mercurio has been our outstanding performer this season so far with an average rating of 7.61 in his 12 games. Alex Sirri our commanding CB sits in 2nd place with a rating of 7.39.
Andrea Mercurio also tops the charts in the goalscoring department as well. He has 17 in his 12 games which is outstanding. Luigi Falcone has 10 in his 22 games.
Daniel Onescu is the lead assister in the team with 9. Not bad considering he missed a chunk of games due to injury at the start of the season.



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PLAYOFFS & PRE-SEASON ROUND UP...

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Having had quite a successful time of it since being placed in charge of Catanzara we had qualified for the play offs. I'm not sure how the playoffs work as there are 3 leagues all trying to gain a few places in the league above. I think it's just one big knockout tournament and you just keep going until you're the only team left. It's a seeded competition so the better you do in the league, the 'easier' your task is meant to be. We were drawn at home to Casertana who also played in our league the Serie C/C. We finished above them in the league campaign as they finished in 9th and us in 6th.

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Unfortunately for us, we had a lapse in our defence at the end of the 2nd half and after we had been put in front by experienced midfielder Alessio Benedetti we switched off and let them score twice in the 2nd half. The sucker punch being the winner in the 87th minute. We controlled the game but as I said, just switched off and went crashing out of the play offs after only one game. Disappointing but we will aim for the league win this year so we don't have to go through the pesky play offs.

PRE-SEASON ROUND UP

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We played a total of 7 friendlies against a variety of teams. Some in the Serie A such as our feeder team Fiorentina and lower league teams such as Palmese (RC). I was pleased with how we played in these and we did well against most of the teams. The main thing is to get the players used to the tactics which I tweaked to hopefully improve us. At the same time as the friendlies the first rounds of the Italian Cup were to be played which adds a bit of extra competition to the pre-season.

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We sailed through the first round, with a thrilling 4-3 win against Bassano. It doesn't look like we sailed through but we controlled the game and really should've won it in 90 minutes. Youngster Andrea Mercurio netted the eventual winner in the 119th minute to send us through to the 2nd round. Cesena who play in the Serie B were up next and we played really really well. We went ahead through Antonio Lukanovic but once again we switched off and let them score twice to take the lead late on in the 80th minute after an own goal. I was gutted as we really need the cash and I always love a good cup run.

TRANSFERS

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Given the financial problems I have at the moment I didn't have a huge budget so I prioritised the one area we needed to improve the most which was the Goalkeeper. Alessandro Livieri came in for £91k from FeralpiSalò. He is a huge improvement on our previous keeper Cortina who I decided to release from the club at the end of last season.

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I also brought youngster Vittorio Mehmetaj into the club from Pro Piacenza for free. He plays as a holding midfield player and will provide a bit of competition in the middle of the park. I hope he can improve at the club and really become a top player.

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END OF SEASON 2022

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With 9 games to go, we were sitting in 5th place in the league with no real shot at the title and our main ambition to make the playoffs. As I said, we had played mostly mid table teams and a few lower table teams in the previous 9 so we were due to play the top half teams in the next 9 fixtures.

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We did pretty well considering we played a lot of better teams. We won 4 games, drew 4 games and lost only 1 time yet again. The loss came away against highflyers Monopoli. They totally outclassed us and really showed us up. Our best result came against Cosenza who sit around the same position as us. 5-1 the final score and an important 3 points against a very good team. We managed to draw against the eventual league winners Salernitana which was pleasing.

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We finished in 6th position which is a massive improvement on where we were when I took the reigns. Who knows where we couldve ended up if I was here for the whole season. Anyway we qualified for the playoffs with ease really and I'm looking forward to seeing if we can progress through the rounds.

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Next update will be the playoffs.
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I had great fun managing Sarawak. They should have a player called Ramlee who should play, he was a wonder for me!
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What an awesome looking challenge this is! I'll be following with interest! Great start in Saint Pierre.
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9 GAMES TO GO...

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This is my first update regarding football matters since taking over the vacant managerial post at Catanzaro in the Italian 3rd Division. First of all a little bit of news regarding my manager.
I had started my coaching qualification at my previous club Mohun Bagan the day that I resigned from them. I have now completed that. I asked the board if I could start my next qualification but they refused my request due to the clubs financial situation which makes sense as we are nearly a million in the red.

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LEAGUE PERFORMANCE

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We've played 9 games since I took over and the squad has played magnificently during those 9 games winning 7, drawing the once and losing only the once. I'm not sure what the previous manager was doing but he wasn't doing well. The media predict us to finish in 5th position and we were floundering down in 15th when I took over. We've played mainly middle of the pack teams and have come out on top in most of them. Our attacking play has been so pleasing and the defense has been working hard to shut the opposition out. 3 clean sheets in my time in charge isn't too impressive and I'd like more but I'll take it. The match against Barletta was such a poor performance I thought that I had a different set of lads out on the field. Anyway that's left the league looking like this:

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We've risen to 5th in the league, a massive 22 points behind the leaders so winning the league is out of the question. I think the playoffs are firmly in our grasp and thats the aim for the club. Who knows what happens in the playoffs, it's a lottery most of the time. We'll try and pick up as many points as we can to try and get a better draw for these play offs (if we reach them).

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Daniel Onescu leads the way in the average rating department having achieved a rating of 7.27 in his games played. That's not too shabby. He's chipped in with 8 goals and 6 assists.
Anotonio Lukanovic has been a wonder up front since I took charge and has scored 11 goals this season. I'm hoping he continues his form and carries on finding the back of the net in the final 9 games.

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NEW BEGINNINGS IN EUROPE!

I resigned as manager of Mohun Bagan late in 2021 and by the end of the year I had my next job. I had loaded a random selection of European leagues: Italy, Greece, and Spain and a number of jobs interested me including Huesca in the Spanish 2nd Division and Venezia in the Italian 2nd Division. I was unsuccessful in both of these applications and didn't even get to the interview stage. A job came up that I instantly fancied my chances at...

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CATANZARO

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Catanzaro have a strange history in Italian football. They were originally founded in 1929 under the name Catanzarese. in 1946 they we re-founded and changed their name to Unione Sporting Catanzaro. In 2006 they were re-founded once again and changed their name to Football Club Catanzaro. This wasn't the last however and in 2011, they changed name to Catanzaro. I'm not to sure on the reasons for it's re-founding and branding 4 times but it's an interesting club and I can't wait to learn more about it. Think I'll be here for a while.

Club Information

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As you can see, the club's nickname is Aquile which translates into English as 'Eagles'. They have fierce rivals in Cosenza, Vigor Lamezia, and Catania. Finance wise, the Owner loves the club and we're doing ok with money. We have a fairly decent support for the level we're at having nearly 1,500 season ticket holders. Not bad as I said.

Facilities

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The club plays it's home football at Stadio Nicola Ceravolo which is in the town of Catanzaro, Italy. It holds a capacity of 14,650 which we are nowhere near filling at the moment but you never know, one day. We have Good Training Facilities, and Average Youth Facilities which I'll aim to build up as I spend more time at the club. I'm hoping it'll be a nice little challenge for me here in Italy.

Squad
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The squad needs a few additions to help us on our way. We are expected to finish in a playoff position, but we're down in 15th as we stand. I think the league splits into two at the end and the top half is the playoffs and the bottom is relegation playoffs or something similar. Our media prediction is actually 5th so we have the talent apparently. We need another goalkeeper to add some depth and competition so I may pull one up from the youth team and see how he does. We also need another striker for the same reason as we only have one at the club at the moment. I'm pleased with what I've got at my disposal though and I'm excited for the rest of the season ahead.

Current Performance

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Like I said above we're currently down in 15th. We've hit a bad run of form in the past 5 games and haven't won. I'm looking to turn that around early on and to gain a bit of momentum. Let's see how I get on eh?



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CONFEDERATION CUP CONCLUSION 2022

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We had reached the final Confederation Cup West Final and we were just waiting to find out who we were going to be up against. The team we got drawn against was: Al-Muhafazza. Once again I didn't know much about them, but I expected us to do well. The squad we have are a real force in Indian football and this transferred over to the continental stage during the group stages os why shouldn't it continue?

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We beat Al-Muhafazza over the 2 legs 8-3 on aggregate. We blew them out of the water at home and away scoring 4 in each game. It was some performance by the boys and it was enough to send me to the Confederation Cup Finals.

East Bengal had also made it to the final setting up a Kolkata Derby as the final. That's some spectacle if you know your Indian football. It was a close game and ended after 90 minutes 0-0. They took the lead in the 94th minute but we responded quickly through Ramlee in the 99th. In the 102nd we got our chance to score the winner. A penalty was awarded and Pratesh Gomes stepped up confidently and slotted it home.

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MY FIRST CONTINENTAL CUP!


I have decided to leave Mohun Bagan and try my luck in Europe somewhere. I haven't decided where yet but we will soon see. Before I left, I asked the board if I could start my Continental Level C coaching badge and they obliged. I then handed my resignation in.

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END OF SEASON 2020/2021

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As you know, we've been finding this pretty easy in the Indian National Football League up to now and I fully expected things to continue in the same vein. Shivajians were putting on the pressure and wouldn't go away and I suppose this made things a bit more exciting for me. No new additions to introduce you to, but Pierrick did come back late into the season after his serious injury. What a strikerforce we have. Pierrick, Biswas, and Ramlee all who are capable of 20+ goals a season.

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More of the same it was, although we didn't do as well in the 2nd half of the season as the 1st half. 7 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. We hadn't done the invincible season which is a shame but I'll take it. Chennai City were the only team all season to inflict defeat upon us. It was an exciting game in all fairness and they deserved the win. They caught us on an off day. Neroca also managed ot take points off us as they drew 1-1 with us. A 4-0 battering of rivals Shivajians was the highlight of the season and a victory that will stay with me.

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It left us top of the tree, 15 wins from 18. 1 loss, and 2 draws. We ended up having a goal difference of +47 which is outstanding for an 18 game season. We managed to win the league with Shivajians 4 points behind us, so they kept things interesting. Another trophy in the bag.

Federation Cup

The Federation Cup runs after the season, and I think all Indian teams qualify but I'm not sure what the requirements are. We entered at the quarter final stage.

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It was Churchill Bros up first in a 2 legged afair. We got away with it in the first leg, they totally outplayed us and Pierrick managed to rescue us a draw and also give us the advantage on away goals. We totally dominated in the 2nd leg and won 6-1 Ramlee was outstanding and scored a magnificent hattrick to ensure we were on top. Good old Shivajians were our next victims in the semi-finals. A 4-0 domination happened in the first leg which put us in firm control of the tie. In the 2nd leg we lost 1-0 but that didn't really matter. We were through to the final and had a chance of making it 4 trophies in the year.
The final wasn't easy at all. Neroca had astounded all and had made the final. They managed to take us to extra time after we had switched off in the last 10 and they came from 2 goals down to make it 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes. Nothing separated us as we came to 120 minutes but then that man Pierrick came up to complete his hattrick in the 121st minute. What a time to score a winner and a 3rd goal. WE HAD DONE IT!

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Confederation Cup West

The Confederations Cup is a tournament like the Champions League I think. We must have qualified from the league win last season when I wasn't in charge. We were drawn in Group B alongside: Al-Arabi (KUW), Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya and Al-Oruba Sports Club. I had no idea whether the group would be easy or hard so just took it one game at a time. We had no Pierrick for the duration as he was injured for most and I didn't feel the need to register him.

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We lost the 1st game to Al-Arabi (KUW) so I thought we were going to be up against things, but this turned out not to be the case. We won the remaining games in the group with aplomb and topped the group at the end of the group stage. In the semi-final we were up against Wehdat from Kuwait (I think). Once again we sent them packing and out of the competition after a 1-0 win in the 1st leg and a total destruction of 6-1 in the 2nd.

We haven't played the final of the West Area Section yet but I'll stick around with Mohun Bagan to see how this tournament plays out. Then I think it's time to leave the club and start something in Europe.

Player Stats

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Pierrick topped the average rating stats after playing 14 games this season and averaging 7.86 for these matches. That's quite impressive but Abdul Zubair played over double that and averaged 7.81.

Nor Azizi Ramlee topped the goalscoring charts once again for one of my clubs with 30 goals in 32 games. Juwel Biswas got over the 20 mark with 23 in 33 games. Pierrick got 17 goals in 13 games. Thats a massive 70 goals from the 3 players. Impressive eh.

Abdul Zubari got the most assists with 20 in his many appearances for the club.

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1/2 WAY THROUGH 2020 SEASON

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Coming into the season after winning two trophies in a few months is quite a nice way to come into it. We were on a high and I was hoping that wasn't going to change. I'd only bought the one player into the club as I was struggling to find anyone else with the quality to add anything. Nor Azizi Ramlee, the only addition to add some depth up front. The NFL (National Football League) season is only 18 games long and there are games every 4/5 days so it runs by pretty quickly.

A little bit of bad news as we got closer to the season was that Pierrick went down with a nasty injury in training. He was to be our for 4/5 months which means the whole season really. He's our talisman up front so I really need Ramlee to make his mark at his new club.

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It really has been an easy ride. I've been so lucky landing this job so I can't see me staying here this long as it's not really that competitive. We've won 8 out our 9 league games and drew the other one. 28 goals scored and only 4 conceded shows how dominant we have been. The biggest and most important games were against Shivajians and East Bengal which ended up 1-0 and 3-2 respectively. They were probably the closest games we encountered as well but other than that it's been plain sailing. Of course with this form we're top of the league by some way as well so hopefully we can continue it and get that league trophy in my cabinet.

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6 points clear at the top, with Shivajians behind in 2nd, and East Bengal a further 3 points behind in 3rd. It should be plain sailing but I won't count my chickens yet.

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Diogo Ferraira leads the way in performances with an average rating of 7.83 over the season. Thats incredible. He sits in the middle of the park and just sprays the ball around and lets the others do the work around him. A bit like Carrick for UTD.
Jewel Biswas, the 16 year old Indian starlet has the most goals this season so far with a massive 14. Thats some stat for a 16 year old. Can he get over the magic 20 this season?
Ramlee has an equally good record with 9 goals in 11 games, he's coming into a bit of form now so hoping he can kick on and get nearer 20 as well.
Abdul Zubair has the most assists with 9. He was the best emerging player last season apparently and he is showing his talent once again this time round.


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Looking forward to this one! Been to Droylsden with my my beloved Northwich Victoria a few times and enjoyed it. A mate of mine played for them as well at one point.

Hereford will be a challenge but a fun one at that!
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