FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin, 2020-21, Ligue 2
League Position - 1st: Past Positions
The season started out very well, despite being 25-1 for promotion, for the first time in a few seasons there didn't seem to be the 2/3 'dominant' teams. Going into 2021 we were top of the table, however... At the end of January, we'd reached absolute crisis point, well I thought we had anyway! Despite having played 23 games and being 11 points clear of 2nd place, 13 of 4th, we were breaking down! We'd lost Svec (star RB), Fischetti ( a CB who left because he randomly started hating me), Nikolov (who was our best CB, basically lost 2 starting CB's) and Harguindeguy (our star LM)! Then I found out the chairman was looking to step aside! It was almost as if by achieving everything I'd wanted in the 11 years at the club, we would now literally, have to limp to the finish line. We still had our GK, our star MC's, our star striker, and the YP's Herbert and Joaquim! But the scouts and ass man couldn't find decent replacements at all, I was literally stuffed. The 6.5M I'd made that season, where the hell had it gone? Our bank balance was around 1M! Where did that 5.5M actually go? It's not like our wages were that high, they were higher last season and we only spent 8M on wages last season. So in half a year, how did we lose 5.5M? It was madness! To top it off, my Scout found 2 ML's that were worth bringing in on loan, and I was really excited, then realized it was the 1st of February. This was the table on the 1st of February. 13th March we got a new Chairman, originally a director. He said he wasn't investing anything, which was fair enough I suppose. However, less than a fortnight later he was allegedly looking to 'step aside'. He did leave about a week after that and a different director took over, who also didn't want to invest. Despite my initial worries, we did win the League. I was Ligue 2 manager of the year.
Onze de départ
GK: Matthieu Dreyer, 32, Français - He's probably not going to be good enough for Ligue 1, but he had a good season this year.
DR: Mladen Tsvetkov, 24, Bulgare - Signed for a fairly cheap price, he's not that great and wont make it in Ligue 1, but he was decent enough for this season.
DL: Alexandru Muscä, 23, Roumain - He's quite good and might be good enough for Ligue 1.
DC: Kevin Gomis, 32, Sénégalais - Once most of my DC's had left the club I didn't have a lot of options, so played this guy there.
DC: Adama Macalou, 18, Francais - He was a good solid loan signing, originally signed as rotation, he ended up being first team when players left.
MR: Jérôme Hebert, 19, Français - He had a good season, he got injured near the end of the season, but a solid season from the home grown hero.
ML: Zakaria Bathily, 24, Français - Another rotational player that found himself playing a lot more than expected. He did a decent job on the left.
MC: Sergio Marbus, 28, Néerlandais - The captain had a great season and was a crucial part of our title run, without him we wouldn't have been champions.
MC: Matthieu Causse, 24, Français - The midfield pair continued their fantastic partnership this season, Causse had a fantastic season, and was crucial in our title run.
ST: Vivaldy Joaquim, 26, Congolese - Another home grown talent, he had a good season, scoring 11 and assisting 6. He's also now a Congo player, which is nice for him.
ST: Geslin Schafer , 25, DR Congo - An absolutely crucial part of our season, top scorer, without him we wouldn't have been Champions as his goals won so many games.
Official Fans Player of the Year - Sergio Marbus
Unofficial Young Player of the Year - Jérôme Herbert
Season League Position Achievements
2010/11 National 4th None
2011/12 National 5th None
2012/13 National 7th None
2013/14 National 2nd Promoted
2014/15 Ligue 2 18th Relegated
2015/16 National 3rd Promotion
2016/17 Ligue 2 13th None
2017/18 Ligue 2 12th None
2018/19 Ligue 2 7th None
2019/20 Ligue 2 6th None
2020/21 Ligue 2 1st Promoted as Champions
Ligue 2 (x1) - 2020/21
P.S - Apparently due to 'comply with requirements' we have had to expand the stadium by 10,000 seats. This has cost us 12.7M.... and any hope of avoiding relegation.