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Still enjoying this mate, you're doing a steady job with El Tanque Sisley thats for sure

Good to hear, thanks Dan! Hoping it won't just be the only decent season with the club, need to build on it.
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August/September 2019 Round-up:

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My first season in charge of El Tanque Sisley in Uruguay's Segunda División has come to a close, with our objective of avoiding relegation looking like it might become reality coming into this period. To achieve our goal, we had to gain a positive outcome from these final six league fixtures. The games themselves are pretty evenly split, facing three promotion chasers and three teams around us in the standings.
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Game 1: El Tanque Sisley (URU) vs. Juventud (URU) (Segunda División)

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Thoughts: Juventud met us in August's opening encounter, we held one of the promotion favourites to a goalless draw. As the media item says, they usually score a good amount of goals so to keep them at zero is a good thing.

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Game 2: Danubio (URU) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Segunda División)

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Thoughts: Our rearguard wasn't quite so strong seven days later against league leaders Danubio, as the four-time Primera División champion stormed past us 4-0.

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Game 3: El Tanque Sisley (URU) vs. Rocha (URU) (Segunda División)

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Thoughts: Now this was a poor result. We failed to beat bottom of the table Rocha at home, admittedly it was semi-positive as we stopped them from gaining points on us but overall we should have had enough about us to beat them. However, this result was actually enough to confirm our league status. We'll be playing Segunda División next season!

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Game 4: Bella Vista (URU) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Segunda División)

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Thoughts: Bella Vista were a side close to us in the table, so a win over them was wanted. Marcos Lyford Pike stepped up big time with two goals to seal a comeback victory.

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Game 5: El Tanque Sisley (URU) vs. Torque (URU) (Segunda División)

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Thoughts: Back-to-back wins! Excellent win over top half Torque, Lyford Pike netting again.

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Game 6: El Tanque Sisley (URU) vs. Deportivo Maldonado (URU) (Segunda División)

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Thoughts: We were guaranteed at least a very respectable tenth place finish by this final matchday, but faced Deportivo Maldonado with the potential to overtake them into the top nine. Sadly, that didn't happen as we played out a 1-1 draw.

Diego Forlán, who is set to retire soon, scored our goal in what looks like his final match as a player. I say 'looks' as I've asked him to reconsider, as you can see below (even at 40) most his attributes are still on the rise; great experience to have around, too.

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Recap: I see that as a successful season. Nothing flashy but we got our job done, it's realistic to expect baby steps this early on into my reign. Next season needs to be more of the same, if not better. I feel like I have a decent platform to build on, as this campaign we pretty much beat the teams we needed to whilst also playing well here and there against the bigger clubs. If I can get our off-season things right, including transfers, then I'm confident we can make more steps forward in 2020.

By the end of 2019, we finished 10th in the regular season table but went one better and placed 9th in the average points table, finishing well above the drop.

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One thing to share.

A: Here's the board confidence and squad dynamics. I'm liked, which is nice:

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Thanks for reading!

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Next: Pre-season 2020 Round-up
Job Tally: 2
2018 | Sud América (URU/2) sacked
2019- | El Tanque Sisley (URU/2)
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Unlucky, my man. This is quite the challenge! I'll be keeping tabs - don't think I've ever managed in South America!

It is! Even though it can be massively frustrating at times, I kinda like it as it keeps it pretty realistic - you won't see me winning the Libertadores anytime soon! I'd certainly recommend managing in South America, it's nice to branch out and try different leagues on FM.
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New jobs are always exciting, I wish you well with Lokomotiva. Hopefully you can get them on the right tracks...
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Did the board not inject any money when they took over? Unless you're in debt surely they would want to give you some funds to improve the playing side of the club. Some tough games coming up in August mate best of luck

Thanks. Nope, they didn't. Nothing's changed, finances I don't believe are atrocious but no transfer budget to speak of.
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2 disappointing losses in an otherwise decent 2 months mate. Loads of time to turn things around in the league.

Yeah. To be 3-1 up against Chippa United, only to lose 3-4 on home turf is diabolical.
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Best of luck! Interested to see what you can do with Southport.
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September 2019 Round-up:

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Our Premier Soccer League campaign finally got underway this month, it was joined in the schedule by a CAF Champions League double with Simba.
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Game 1: Orlando Pirates (RSA) vs. Yebo Yes United (RSA) (Friendly)

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Game 2: Orlando Pirates (RSA) vs. Simba (TAN) (CAF Champions League)

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Game 3: Orlando Pirates (RSA) vs. Highlands Park (RSA) (Premier Soccer League)

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Game 4: Orlando Pirates (RSA) vs. Chippa United (RSA) (Premier Soccer League)

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Game 5: Kaizer Chiefs (RSA) vs. Orlando Pirates (RSA) (Premier Soccer League)

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Game 6: Polokwane City (RSA) vs. Orlando Pirates (RSA) (Premier Soccer League)

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Game 7: Simba (TAN) vs. Orlando Pirates (RSA) (CAF Champions League)

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Mixed month. Our PSL fixture list began with two wins and two defeats, one of which came against big rivals Kaizer Chiefs - the other was a silly 3-4 defeat to lowly Chippa Utd. In more positive news, we have progressed into the CAF Champions League group stages after defeating our Tanzanian counterparts over two legs; the win in Dar es Salaam being the clincher. In the groups we'll meet Horoya (Guinea), Ismaily (Egypt) and AS Vita (DR Congo). We should be controlling that. Arguably the biggest result this month was a friendly over Yebo Yes United, a lower league powerhouse!

We sit 6th in the league, very disappointing start. The Champions League groups are to come as mentioned, with Maritzburg United awaiting in the Knockout Cup first round. October gives us a chance to win a piece of silverware, with Bidvest Wits waiting for us in the Top 8 Cup final as we look to retain our trophy. The FA Cup is held back until 2020. Bigger and better performances are needed.

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Thanks for reading! I appreciate it.

Next Post: October 2019 Round-up

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Trophy Tally: 3
2018 | Top 8 Cup (beat Mamelodi Sundowns)
2019 | Premier Soccer League (beat Bidvest Wits)
2019 | Be The Coach (beat Kaizer Chiefs)

Award Tally: 2
2019 | Manager of the Month (May)
2019 | Manager of the Season (2018/19)
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Good luck with Borneo!
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July 2019 Round-up:

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https://i.imgur.com/R0ulNc8.png

The season's final friendly period is drawing to a thankful close, there were three more to face this month but July did end with the return of Segunda División football against Central Español. Diego Forlán has belatedly joined, so the 40 year old was sure to give us some sort of boost. Let's go!
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Game 1: Lavalleja (URU) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Friendly)

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Thoughts: Positive first match for Mr. Forlán, with the veteran notching the first goal in a 1-2 win; Santiago Segovia with the eventual winner.

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Game 2: Liverpool Canelones (URU) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Friendly)

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Thoughts: Forlán and Segovia at it again, as this time we kept a clean sheet over Liverpool Canelones. Only friendlies against lowly opposition, but good to see Forlán still has it!

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Game 3: Atlético Florida (URU) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Friendly)

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Thoughts: Nine-goal thriller with Atlético Florida in our final friendly. The scoreline flatters them extremely, scored all their goals when I was forced into an improvised 2-2-2-2-2 in order to protect my players fitness; which actually worked as we didn't suffer any key injuries.

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Game 4: Central Español (URU) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Segunda División)

https://i.imgur.com/CkuSXJS.png

Thoughts: The big match of this period ended with a key victory over relegation threatened Central Español. A new signing stole the show but it wasn't Forlán, fellow new arrival Esteban Fernández scored the game's winner. Had to take three points here, which we did.

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Recap: So, overall it was four straight wins in July but the only one that mattered was the last one played, which leaves us 10th in both the regular season table and average points table. We are looking good in completing our objective of avoiding the drop, but I certainly won't be getting carried away with still six fixtures left to participate in.

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One thing to share.

A: In this spell, a club takeover was completed. As is usually the case, nothing has changed in terms of myself or the playing sector:

https://i.imgur.com/LjMWnRn.png

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Thanks for reading!

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Next: August/September 2019 Round-up
Job Tally: 2
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Nope, unfortunately. I couldn't be bothered to cloud save it but im definetely going to do that in the future. I might make a new thread and a new journeyman

Go for it!
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Tremendous beginning to the league campaign! Shame you don't drop into the Copa Sudamericana from the early Libertadores rounds, à la the Champions League/Europa League.
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Excellent job done in Australia. Onto the next one!
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Ah, that's a shame. No back-ups?
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Good to have a Ligue 1 save posted on here, Rennes is an interesting club to start with. Best of luck!

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July/August 2019 Round-up:

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The 2019/20 campaign is here, we are looking to retain the Top 8 Cup as well as the Premier Soccer League title, while also hoping to go one better on our runners-up spot in the CAF Champions League. An FA Cup would be nice, too - not that I wanna be greedy.
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Game 1: Orlando Pirates (RSA) vs. Kaizer Chiefs (RSA) (Be The Coach)

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Game 2: Saint George (ETH) vs. Orlando Pirates (RSA) (CAF Champions League)

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Game 3: Orlando Pirates (RSA) vs. Golden Arrows (RSA) (Top 8 Cup)

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Game 4: Orlando Pirates (RSA) vs. Saint George (ETH) (CAF Champions League)

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Game 5: Cape Town City (RSA) vs. Orlando Pirates (RSA) (Top 8 Cup)

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Game 6: Orlando Pirates (RSA) vs. Cape Town City (RSA) (Top 8 Cup)

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Promising first patch of the season, which we went through undefeated. Progression through the preliminary round of CAF Champions League was secured and we've made the Top 8 Cup final for the second year running, as we look to be the first team to retain the trophy since 2011 - which was achieved by Orlando Pirates themselves. We also won Be The Coach, which is a glorified friendly but a trophy I am taking!

Be The Coach was won by us despite some pretty awful team selection by our supporters, which you can see below but to summarise: they didn't select Thamsanqa Gabuza, our top goalscorer from last year, or fellow key players Paseka Mako (LW) and Asavela Mbekile (CM) - nor Kudakwashe Mahachi and new signing Anthony Cáceres - fools! January signing Siphesihle Ndlovu was the matchwinner versus our Soweto rivals, he scored our sole goal as well as the winning penalty. Nice moment for him! Just over a week later was our CAF CL first leg with Saint George in Addis Ababa, where we notched six goals but did concede three to leave the door ajar for our opponents.

Before the second leg with the Ethiopians, we fought Golden Arrows in the Top 8 Cup quarter-finals. It was a rather easy encounter as we put three past last season's fifth best team, all goals came from new signings - Riyaad Norodien (2) and Tokelo Rantie. Both of which aren't first-teamers at the moment, so good to see such strength in depth and positive impacts from new signings. Then came leg two with Saint George, as we secured a 3-1 victory on home soil and sealed advancement to the first round where we'll face Tanzania's Simba.

August 2019 ended with a double-header in the Top 8 Cup as we met Cape Town City in the two-legged semi-finals. Leg one ended in a 1-1 tie, which was a little disappointing but overall a draw away to a title rival (albeit in a cup) is a decent thing. Showed by the fact we beat the Benni McCarthy managed club at home in the second leg 1-0, Xola Mlambo with the goal. Bidvest Wits defeated Kaizer Chiefs in the other semi, so we'll face them in October's final.

As you'll notice, despite playing six competitive fixtures we still haven't had a league match. PSL games were scheduled but subsequently moved due to our cup exploits, but a few other teams have played. As such, we are 12th with SuperSport United leading the way. Rather odd.

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Three things to share.

A: Bit of a transfer update, I've signed one more player - young midfielder Teboho Mokoena from SuperSport Utd. Adds yet more depth. Few players left, none of major note:
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B: Here's the Be The Coach shenanigans, what were the fans thinking? Rigged by the Kaizer Chiefs faithful imo :
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C: Here's the board expectations:
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Thanks for reading! I appreciate it.

Next Post: September 2019 Round-up

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Trophy Tally: 3
2018 | Top 8 Cup (beat Mamelodi Sundowns)
2019 | Premier Soccer League (beat Bidvest Wits)
2019 | Be The Coach (beat Kaizer Chiefs)

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2019 | Manager of the Month (May)
2019 | Manager of the Season (2018/19)


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Congrats on promotion! Just the first step in Kaiserslautern's revival, I'm sure.
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Love the Libertadores, hopefully you can get past the early rounds!
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The former Newcastle player could be a Ki signing! (sorry) Goals galore so far, Michael Pain might be one for the future.
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Looks like things are going smoother this time around!

For sure, at the moment at least! Doesn't take much for things to change though.
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Didn't realise they were in the third division now, quite the fall indeed! Good luck.
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The local media want you out! Let's hope you can turn it around with the club, unless you jump ship to Maritimo.
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Quality win over Southport! Always nice to start the season unbeaten. Keep it going!
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Hopefully you can repeat last seasons title win and get back to back victories. Maybe with the new signings you can really push on and win the champions league this time around.

Hope so! I'm quietly confident.
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The 2019 season slows down a bit this month, with just one Segunda División fixture set alongside four friendlies.
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Game 1: El Tanque Sisley (URU) vs. Plaza Colonia (URU) (Segunda División)

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Thoughts: Our only competitive fixture in June ended with a spirited but deserved loss to promotion-chasing Plaza Colonia. Said it before, they're too good for this level. They bossed us but we kept the scoreline close which was a positive.

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Game 2: La Luz (URU) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Friendly)

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Thoughts: Opening friendly win thanks to a Marcos Lyford Pike strike, despite going down to ten men minutes prior.

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Game 3: Cambaceres (ARG) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Friendly)

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Thoughts: First of a triple-header in Argentina, Cambaceres defeated us on their patch as we again had a player sent off.

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Game 4: Deportivo Laferrere (ARG) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Friendly)

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Thoughts: We should've beat Deportivo Laferrere, especially after it looked like we scored an injury time winner until they got an instant highlight after our goal - nothing can be done in those situations.

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Game 5: Liniers (ARG) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Friendly)

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Thoughts: Our little Argentina mini tour ended with a victory over Liniers, that man Lyford Pike scoring the game's crucial goal.

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Recap: Not much more to say. Yes, we did lose our sole competitive match but it was against a team we expected to. 10th/11th are our current standings, with the latter being the average points table. July 2019 will be similar to this month, again just one fixture in the Segunda División.

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Two things to share.

A: Two new signings have arrived. I've reunited with Diego Forlán, as mentioned in a couple of posts ago. Esteban Fernández has also joined the club, a left-back who will eventually replace the soon retiring Álvaro Alonso:

https://i.imgur.com/nwgyEV3.png

https://i.imgur.com/8Ovq3or.png

https://i.imgur.com/B87iuxc.png

B: The board have every confidence in me at the moment, defining my job status as 'very secure'.
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Thanks for reading!

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Next: July 2019 Round-up
Job Tally: 2
2018 | Sud América (URU/2) sacked
2019- | El Tanque Sisley (URU/2)
Trophy Tally: 0
Award Tally: 0
Promotion/Relegation Tally: 0/1
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Pre-season 2019 Round-up:

Upcoming Fixtures:

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My first season with Orlando Pirates went superbly, after achieving the club's first Premier Soccer League title since the 2011-12 season and reaching the CAF Champions League final; where we were sadly beaten by Wydad Casablanca. We also won the Top 8 Cup last campaign. I'm hoping for an even better season this year.
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Game 1: Beyonce (RSA) vs. Orlando Pirates (RSA) (Friendly)

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Just the one match in 2019/20 so far, it was against Queen B and we put eight past her - no surprise, 1v11 isn't easy.

This post is more about the off-field occurrences than the on-field stuff, most notably about our busy transfer dealings; most of which you can see started the Beyonce friendly.

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The off season has been filled with newsworthy items, including last season's end of season things (awards etc.) which can be seen below. First? Transfers.

I have signed five new players, all bar one are going to be senior team players. First in the door was Samkelo Mgwazela, an eighteen year old signed on a pre-contract a while back; looks one for the future. He was followed in by Bongani Khumalo and Riyaad Norodien. Khumalo may be familiar to Tottenham Hotspur and, erm, Colchester United supporters as a former player, I've signed him as a back-up centre-back; needed, also brings good experience. Norodien is a right winger, he's coming off a strong season with Cape Town City - one of our title rivals in 2018/19.

We weakened them further on 15 July by signing their top goalscorer Tokelo Rantie (AFC Bournemouth fans may recognise), I don't really need him but can't turn down a man with twenty-four goals last year; I kinda just signed him to take away a key player for Cape Town City. Before Rantie's arrival, former A-League man Anthony Cáceres joined the club from Manchester City - scouts/fans not too keen apparently, but I reckon he'll be good for us. Time will tell. Three players departed, none were first-team players.

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Three things to share.

A: Last season's awards can be seen here, including my Manager of the Season award:
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B: Here's the media's end of season review:
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C: I showed how the PSL finished last post, but here's how the subsequent relegation play-offs went. Tshakhuma up!
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Thanks for reading! I appreciate it.

Next Post: July/August 2019 Round-up

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Trophy Tally: 2
2018 | Top 8 Cup (beat Mamelodi Sundowns)
2019 | Premier Soccer League (beat Bidvest Wits)

Award Tally: 2
2019 | Manager of the Month (May)
2019 | Manager of the Season (2018/19)
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Well done on the league title, a very good first season here indeed and a strong Champions league run to give you high hopes for further success im sure

Cheers Dan! Hopefully next season is just as good as season one.
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Cool save idea. Best of luck!
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May 2019 Round-up:

Upcoming Fixtures:

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April 2019 went well, meaning for the first time this save has been enjoyable to play. We aimed to continue the form into May, which had my El Tanque Sisley team take on six league fixtures.
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Game 1: Deportivo Maldonado (URU) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Segunda División)

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Thoughts: Lovely way to start May. Fabián Albarracín popped up with a 49th-minute winner, to defeat a positional rival.

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Game 2: Miramar Misiones (URU) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Segunda División)

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Thoughts: A disappointingly straightforward loss to higher placed Miramar Misiones, we didn't really trouble them.

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Game 3: El Tanque Sisley (URU) vs. Villa Española (URU) (Segunda División)

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Thoughts: Another side close to us in the current standings, I thought Lucas Pizzorno had scored a potential match-winner on 65mins but the visitors struck back literally instantly to grab a point. Should've won that.

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Game 4: Albion (URU) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Segunda División)

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Thoughts: Albion, a team nearer the bottom, was a match we simply had to win, to keep ahead of the relegation threatened clubs. Thankfully, after a brace from Marcos Lyford Pike and a strike from Santiago Segovia, we collected all three points; despite making the scoreline look closer than the game actually was.

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Game 5: El Tanque Sisley (URU) vs. Cerrito (URU) (Segunda División)

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Thoughts: May's penultimate fixture ended in defeat to a rejuvenated Cerrito. As you can see above, they absolutely dominated us from start to finish - that's despite them being a team that finished second bottom in the regular season last campaign, they're now second top! Stunning turnaround!

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Game 6: Villa Teresa (URU) vs. El Tanque Sisley (URU) (Segunda División)

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Thoughts: Villa Teresa also beat us. They are a team that is, again, above us in the standings so a result like that wasn't unexpected.

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Recap: Two wins, one draw and three defeats. Not the greatest month admittedly, but all the matches we didn't win were versus teams above us in the table - they aren't our competitors, teams like Deportivo Maldonado and Albion are, who we beat. We sit 9th (regular) and 10th (average), a good amount of points above the teams fighting relegation. If we remain around here for the rest of the campaign, I'll be very happy.

The next two months are pretty dull, with only two Segunda División fixtures to be played; lots of friendlies set. Not long until the season's end though, just eight more fixtures left to fulfil. Our only goal is to avoid the drop, which would be a big plus for the club and for me.

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One thing to share.

A: I've recently completed a coaching course for my National C Licence. I won't be doing another one yet, as I feel the coaching badges boost your manager up a bit too quickly - also, as the game states, you lose time on the training ground - which I don't think you'd realistically sacrifice in real life. In the off-season, I will:

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Thanks for reading!

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Next: June 2019 Round-up
Job Tally: 2
2018 | Sud América (URU/2) sacked
2019- | El Tanque Sisley (URU/2)
Trophy Tally: 0
Award Tally: 0
Promotion/Relegation Tally: 0/1


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