Vallee d'Aoste - Saint Christophe
End of season
Table || Graph || Fixtures 1 || Fixtures 2
A good fun season that was one massive surprise after the first 5 games. I lost all of those to start the season, but once I got going I massively overachieved. Predicted a 22nd and last finish, we were on track to finish in the top half until the last 4-5 games when we kind of gave up. Ended up a very respectable 12th.
We made a profit for the first time ever without board investment. The board still invested £430k, but I'm not entirely sure why, we would have still made a ~£100k profit without it.
Squad || Transfers
No-one stood out as massively overperforming, and there was a lot of inconsistency. The transfers in weren't overly succesful straight off, but I'm hoping they'll grow into their potential and perform for the club. There were a few more impressive players, among them:
Andrea Ferrari Bravo - on loan from Serie D Teramo (!!) Andrea ended up with the hgihest avg rating of the squad and the only player over a 7 rating. Chipped in with 5 goals and 6 assists I'm contemplating signing the guy next year on a permanent move.
Davide Rizzo - joined at the end of last year and wasn't that impressive, but hit a purple patch mid-season and ended up top scorer.
Riccardo Orazi - sold co-ownership to Brescia for £200k at the start of the season with a future fee of £400k, and he took a while to get going this season but he hit a purple patch around the same time as Rizzo and ended up second top scorer
Ezequiel Dragani - the cultured midfielder was a consistent performer in the middle of the park, one of the first names on the teamsheet
Aims for next season:
Rebuild the squad so it's got more quality in it, with players that have the potential for Serie A
Reach the playoffs or auto promotion
Season | League | Finish | Achievements
12/13 | C2/B | 2nd | Promotion, manager of the year
13/14 | C1/B | 11th | Avoided relegation
14/15 | C1/B | 14th | Won in playout vs Piacenza
15/16 | C1/B | 6th | Promoted in playoffs!
16/17 | B | 12th | Consolidated Serie B place, made a profit!