This was then a landmark season for me as a Manager and a vacancy that attracted me from the off, however it will be no easy job at Bryne, I've had countless problems to fix in my time here so far, including low morale issues and players just not getting on together. The real hard work I guess will start now, in the closed season, assembling the new squad and shipping out the trouble makers who are pulling the club down. Results have been inconsistent, as you would probably expect with the afore mentioned issues. I was unfortunately beaten home and away by Vidar, the home game seen us embarrassed 1-4 no less! Although I did have a cheeky smile for obvious reasons.
Vidar went on to finish ahead of us in the league on goal difference.
The time I had spent in charge this campaign was largely focused on what can I do now, that can help us for next season and future seasons, youth development, wage control ect. and of course we still needed to survive in this divisjon.
I went back to my former club for a daring raid on Per Christian Myhre, however I was out maneuvered by Viking FK and he joined the Tippeliga club for 80k. I will look at securing his services again in the future for sure...
I have few decent players here at Bryne, but most are attacking types. Our defence is okay, but is getting on abit and lacks pace and agility, so that's an area I will look to strengthen.
The players of mention then; Omar Kvam
, Stavanger born youngster and a product of the clubs youth set up. He was one of our more consistent players, although he does have a tendency to pick up niggling little injuries. He is also our highest valued player, at 300k.
, an experienced winger signed from league winners Aalesund in the August transfer window for 20k. One of only two purchases I made and he arguably turned out to be our best player.
That second player I bought was promising young winger Rune Berntsen.
Secured for 60k over 48 months for third divisjon club Levanger, he should be very decent in the future, my scouts and staff rate him very highly.
Next season... If I can get the players I want, maybe a play-off push.