Cup: 3rd Round
Media Prediction: 1st
My debut season in Denmark was to be mixed. I always find season one to be the most difficult to get through, trying to build a winning side from the dead wood already at the club.
Players in 7
DM, M C Signed on a free from Hobro, despite an injury was to become a stalwart in my midfield, weighing in with 3 assists.
DL, M LC Unattached, not the best in the world but a good utility player who would do well for us.
DC, Hungarian. Signed in August a few games into the season. Again not the best in the world but turned into a fantastic player at the back
D RC Signed on a free from Frem. Superb player, ever present in the side after signing at the end of August
S Swedish 22 yr old. Signed to bolster our flagging attack in September. Went on to score 8 for the season.
Two more u-20 followed (D C and AM C) both from Sweden who are ones for the future.
Players out 7
7 players left. They were pretty awful and most were on amateur contracts
Our friendlies went relatively well, although of concern was the teams showing against top division sides. 6-0 and 4-0 against AGF and Viborg respectively.
Other than that we started the season well, leading the way with 9 points out of 9. The team was looking solid until brought down to earth by HIK who taught us a harsh lesson in a 4-0 drubbing. Up to the mid-season break we flattered to deceive, being relatively inconsistent, although we weren't losing many. At the break we sat in 4th, although 2nd - 5th were sitting on the same points. Brondby II were leading the way with a 4 point lead.
The second half of the season brought a new Ass Man (the old one becoming a bog standard coach) and with it brought a change in tactics. The first few games were against tough opponents, all teams who were in the mix, and at the new mans suggestions we changed our approach entirely. The result was the 4-0 demolition of FC Kopenhagen II away, a performance which I would say was quite simply the best I have ever seen a side produce ever since I have been playing CM/FM.
6 wins on the trot put us in a title challenge with Bronby, but two poor away consecutive performances against relegation fodder all but blew our champoinship hopes. We bounced back to win 5 of the six final games which left us in second place, 8pts behind Brondby and 5pts ahead of HIK.
With only one automatic promotion place and play off place up for grabs our luck was in. Brondby II couldn't get promoted being their reserve team so we picked up the automatic spot with HIK getting the playoff place.
Pos Inf Team Pld Won Drn Lst For Ag G.D. Pts
1st C Brøndby II 30 22 4 4 66 26 +40 70
2nd P B 93 30 19 5 6 45 21 +24 62
3rd P HIK 30 17 6 7 53 27 +26 57
4th LFA 30 12 13 5 42 34 +8 49
5th B 1908 30 13 7 10 40 25 +15 46
6th Glostrup Albertslund 30 13 4 13 42 55 -13 43
7th Vanløse 30 12 6 12 43 37 +6 42
8th FC København II 30 10 12 8 37 35 +2 42
9th Stenløse 30 10 10 10 36 37 -1 40
10th Nordvest FC 30 10 9 11 47 48 -1 39
11th Avarta 30 8 8 14 37 45 -8 32
12th Brønshøj 30 6 14 10 30 45 -15 32
13th Søllerød-Vedbæk 30 7 9 14 39 52 -13 30
14th R Greve 30 9 3 18 45 60 -15 30
15th R Skjold 30 7 7 16 20 37 -17 28
16th R Allerød 30 4 5 21 17 55 -38 17
Out in the 3rd round. Trounced 5-0 by Randers FC, another top division side.
A reasonable season. We started to play some really nice football in the second half of the season. The board weren't overly impressed, they wanted the title and were not particularly happy with the wage budget. We have much to build on for next season and with a reasonable side we should stay up.