Adders788 Activity

12
Jan
1 month ago
Avoiding relegation is the target. We sit in 17th, two places above the relegation play-off spot with 13 games to go: And it was never in doubt. 7 games unbeaten to start (beginning with the 4-4 and 3-3  draws!) meant we never seriously looked l...
18
Dec
2 months ago
Avoiding relegation is the target. We sit in 17th, two places above the relegation play-off spot with 13 games to go:  
17
Dec
2 months ago
We're off to Japan with FC Gifu… 
17
Dec
2 months ago
Well, tough was something of an understatement. France beat us 5-1, and it didn't flatter them at all.   And that brings my time in charge of New Zealand U23s to an end, with no more football until, presumably, the next Olympics… 
17
Dec
2 months ago
It's a tough draw in the Quarter-final though - we've got the hosts: 
17
Dec
2 months ago
Well, it was fun whilst it lasted. Argentina were predictably too strong for us, running out 3-1 winners. And a draw for Mali with Israel is enough to see them through with 4 points. But what's this? A 96th minute winner for Israel and we're through...
17
Dec
2 months ago
But it wasn't to be. We never really got going, and despite it only being 1-0, we never put any pressure on or had any clear chances to equalise. So it's all on the Argentina game, and here's how the table looks:
17
Dec
2 months ago
We got off to great start in the Olympics, beating Israel 3-1:Mali are up next, who lost to Argentina in their opening game. Another win would virtually guarantee us a Quarter-Final spot!
16
Dec
2 months ago
Something strange does seem to be going on with my Manager Reputation, which I'll post about later… But on to the Olympics. It's only an 18 man squad for the Olympics, and I can now pick three over-23 players, so I have to be ruthless. Chri...
16
Dec
2 months ago
Still no interest from any clubs by May! I've never seen this on any previous journeyman save, so I'm not quite sure what's going on. Next up are the Olympics, and we've been drawn into a tough group:  I took the New Zealand Under 23s job o...
14
Dec
2 months ago
After qualifying for the Olympics, three more friendlies have resulted in three more wins. By December, NZ U23 under my management have played 8, won 8 - scored 30, conceded 9 with a positive goal difference of +21. And still not even an intervi...
09
Dec
2 months ago
As we head in to October, no club team is minded to take a chance on an unproven manager. But maybe that will change - because 5 straight wins at the OFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament leave us with a 100% record and as tournament winners.  ...
09
Dec
2 months ago
The first batch of applications is in - but alongside any club job, I'll be tasked with taking New Zealand Under 23s through qualification for the Olympics. Qualification should be achievable: 
09
Dec
2 months ago
Meet Will Owen: about to embark on a new career as a football manager. In many ways, he's just like me: 45-years old, born in Chester with Welsh as a second nationality. Supports Everton. Speaks French, as well as English (and Welsh, which I don't re...
09
Dec
2 months ago
A real Journeyman save, starting unemployed and seeing how far (and where) I can go...