Chapter 1 - Only Mad Dogs and Englishmen... Go To Thurrock
Season 2010/11 Review
FA Cup - Knocked out before my arrival
FA Carlsberg Trophy - Knocked out before my arrival
After taking over a club in 11th position, I managed to make them worse and with a terrible run of results in April, 15th was probably as good as it was going to get. We finished 9 points clear of relegation but a considerable 17 points off the playoffs. Farnborough and Braintree were the teams who celebrated promotion, whereas Boreham Wood, St. Albans and Weston-Super-Mare were relegated.
Finances- In summary, we're broke and losing money! Average Attendance - 231
Key Players - None. All equally average at the moment.
Fans Player of the Year - Adam Gross (DL). His average rating of 7.03 says it all really!
Review of Season Objectives
- Consolidate our position in the league, mid-table will do just fine for now.
Achieved. Even though we were never in danger of going down, our form was quite alarming towards the end of the season
- Sort out the backroom staff. We currently have 2 assistants but no scouts.
Achieved. Brought in 2 scouts but more work to do in the summer.
- Get the new scouts scouting for some talent.
Achieved. The 2 scouts have been scouring for talent across the UK and France, so can strengthen the team in the summer.
- Try to bring in a couple of frees to help shore up the defence that is currently the 2nd worse in the league.
Not Achieved. Brought in 2 defenders but still leaking goals when we shouldn't be. 5th worse defence is an improvement on the 2nd worse defence I inherited.
The board seem reasonably happy and my job status is 'stable', so I've signed a 1 year extension on my contract still on £475 p/w.