Agrupación Deportiva Parla
End of Season 2020/21
Slaughtering the Records
The SeasonIn Brief
Actual: 1st (Graph)
Cup: 3rd Round vs Mallorca
Manager: Des Tiny - History
Season Tickets: 3985 (v875 [Avg Att: 5064])
Finances: €6M (34th in ESP [v13])
Transfers: 2020/21 - 13 In (€8.5M) 27 Out (€5.5M) 6 Loaned (€500k)
Squad: First Squad, Under 19s
Financially it was always going to be trouble dropping down a division when I still had all the players, a few more and a large wage budget. I did keep it down as much as I could, but through the season I supposedly made a small profit, I did lose 11M in the previous season, mostly in the final days. The Chairman is also looking to sell the club, and a local businessman is looking to buy, so while this may mean no transfers, I am not that worried about this. I am 100 % confident in my players ability to keep us up, and when combined with the new signings I have already made, I believe it is not an issue. So I would love to see a takeover and survive it as well, looking forward to seeing the result. Transfer embargo has now been put into effect, and the touted businesswoman is Isabel Tarrago, I am trying to figure out if this is the current Chairman of Llagostera, or another woman with the same name. Either way she has said she will clear our debt if her takeover is successful, something I would accept as our Stadium paid off would be excellent. Well she has taken over, I survived, but no investment coming, a bit disappointing, though I look at the finance screen and it turns out she took a 2M loan and put us back in the black. I am supposedly being coveted by bigger clubs, Parla are delighted to have me.
Well we lost our opening game, and 2 more losses in the first eleven games made me worry a little bit. I needn't have worried as the boys stepped up and 1 game in the remaining 31 times stepping onto the field during the season. We wowed the fans as we ran away with the record for points and goals in the Liga Adelante as we finished with 102pts and 128 goals, over 3 goals scored per game. The change to a 4-3-3 type variation saw goals galore from my right wing Krasic, while Montiquin, Bumbera, Sen and a bunch of others were providing an excellent team effort. I am going to continue the attacking formation into the Liga BBVA and see how it goes. The fans were ecstatic, as were the board, while club favourite Dumast was in disbelief, while Paulinho thinks it was my leadership qualities that got us over the line.
Best Results: at Cartegena 5:2, vs Celta 4:0, at Mallorca 7:0
Worst Results: at Hercules 1:3, at Guadalajara 0:2, vs Barca "B" 0:1
Golden Boot: Montiquin 1st (22), Krasic 3rd (22)
Most Assists: Krasic 1st (25), Mitovic 2nd (21)
Man of Match: Ruiz 1st (10), Krasic 2nd (9)
Well we saw a 5:0 victory over Xerez disappointed by a 2:1 loss to Mallorca, that was really disappointing.
GK: Pablo Re (ARG) - A major part of our turn around was Re, he was stopping anything slightly down from amazing and kept the tally at about 1 goal per game, he is labelled the next Hugo Gatti, now that is a legendary name to be associated with. I hope he can fight and step up into the top league, if Re can hold out the goals I am sure my strikers can score them.
DR: Alessandro Schwangart (GER) - I like his potential and skills set, but he seemed to be a weakness early on in the season. Because of this Paulinho actually took over on the right, and I have signed Garner (ENG) to takeover this spot in the new season.
DC: Norberto Ruiz (ESP) - He is labelled as the next Miguel Angel Nadal, and shows it with his great physical presence in front of goal at both ends of the park. My vice-captain though knows that there is going to be a huge battle for him this season as he fights with Paulinho & Sedlacek for only two positions.
DC: David Sedlacek (CZE) - The new combination at the back of the park has been the main reason for our extreme turn around this season. Sedlacek has been very strong, he may not get upfront, but his defense is exceptional. I do not think there is a single player I would rather have one on one with any striker going for the ball. If he can live up to his description as the next Tomas Repka he could be pretty good for us.
DRC: Paulinho (BRA) - He spent most of this season on the right playing alongside Ruiz & Sedlacek, but without a doubt this season he has to battle with them for the starting role. He had a great season at right back, and he had a few good games in the middle when he played there. He has been labelled as the next Cris, if he could be that good I would be delighted.
DL: Tobias Wagner (GER) - It ended up as a bit of a rotation policy this season, Wagner stepped up and scored a couple of goals as the clean-up man at corners, but really defensively he didn't quite have the skill and as such lost his seat to the prospect that is Moravec.
DL: Zednek Moravec (CZE) - The youngster stepped in and was a bit of a miracle man for me, I am hoping to showcase his skills at a higher level through this season and see what he can do. If he continues to build the way he has for me so far I am pretty sure he can join up as part of a very strong defensive grouping.
MC: Ales Mitrovic (SUI) - He was the team's playmaker this season, he will be looking to continue this role in the new season, but he knows he will have a battle with Bife, Ogweno & Yildrim for the midfield slots. 22 assists on the season was incredible, his through balls were something to witness.
MC: Ercan Yildrim (TUR) - Our club captain has been a solid worker, he doesn't do the spectacular, but he supports the defence, gets the ball and puts it forward. He plays as the more defensive minded midfielder and does some incredible work. I am hoping he can make the step up no matter who else is in the side.
MC: Bife (BRA) - The youngster spent the vast majority of this season on the bench behind Yildrim & Mitrovic, I am going to give him a shot during the offseason to take one of the two spots as I think he is actually the one member of our midfield with a real chance to play for us near the top of the league in a few years time. He is also labelled the next Juninho Pernambucano.
AMR: Radisa Krasic (SRB) - WOW, what a season, at the end of last year I was looking to replace him and Gomes as neither had done a job for me. Krasic obviously felt the pressure because he stepped up and showed a great skil as an attacking winger, 24 goals, 26 assists, anyone who can be involved in 50+ goals in a season needs to be in the team. I have some crazy decisions over this slot in the new season, will actually feature in a separate post I will be making this weekend.
AMR: Mauricio Ferrari (ARG) - He didn't play a single game in the Liga Adelante because of Foreigner restrictions, but he is still happy to be here and will become the third Non-EU player in our senior squad this year. He will fight Krasic and others for the right wing slot in the preseason, I am planning about 15 friendlies so I can mix and match.
AMC: Javier Arregi (ESP) - He is a Lemona youth product who I actually originally brought in as cover for the attacking half of the field, he has surprised me and become a very solid Attacking Midfielder, he will hold onto his spot next year even though he is probably not good enough for the top level.
AMC: Vangelis Arvantis (GER) - A Back-up and nothing more, is for sale, any offers?
AMC: Phil Jones (WAL) - Well he came in to play in the spot, but he never really settled, I think I may put him on the transfer block in August and go all in on Arregi and use what I can as a back-up, Wilcox, Linhart and others.
AML: Mario Bumbera (SVK) - He spent 6 months out with a broken leg, and didn't want to sign a new contract, I had been putting Tayfun Sen in as his replacement. Then Bumbera returned from Injury, played 1 game off the bench, signed a new 2 year contract and straight back into the starting line-up where he played the final five games scoring 6 goals, 9 assists, and an average rating of 8.82 saw me without a doubt over his place in the side.
AML: Tayfun Sen (TUR) - The Turk looks like he could be great, I may end up having to run some sort of rotation system upfront with these two guys, Sen played a lot of games this season because of the injury to Bumbera, he just doesn't seem to be at the level to play full time yet.
ST: Jesus Montiquin (ARG) - The answer to all my striking problems joined in the summer and proceeded to score 22 goals in the league and delight the fans. I have signed him on until 2025 and I think he can truly make the step up and lead our line, his two red cards is a bit of a worry, but nothing else seems down on the 21 year old. Labelled the next Diego Milito, could I want a better example?
ST: Almedin Kapetanovic (GER) - The youngster is one of about five new striking prospects I have, not sure on him, or the others will test them out in preseason.ST: Lee Wilcox (ENG) - The Englishman is expected to be the next Bobby Zamora, he would be much better as a second and supporting striker.
My Youth Prospects
DLC: Juan Pablo YP7 (ESP) - I think he is a player who could perform at Liga Adelante level, but really I need to get some much better prospects right now. Had a couple of good games this season.
MR: Gabriel (ESP) - The young Spaniard will be trying to make it into the team, but now is about 5th on the right wing list.
MC: Juan Carlos YP2 (ESP) - He went off and played in Jerez this season, has started to build a combination with Delgado in the midfield, probably not likely to ever prosper, but is solid at 2DB level.
MC: Roberto Delgado YP3 (ESP) - The best prospect I have had, he has been moved permanently on to Jerez (My Feeder Club) and I am hoping to feed them some more players as I try to get them up close to me in the league table.
AMC: Ivan Vilches YP1 (ESP) - He spent another very average season playing in lower leagues for Amurrio, definitely would never have made it at my club, but I will follow his career.
AMC: Daniel Garcia Suarez (ESP) - A youth product of Parla with a little bit of potential, will probably leave in my huge sell-off.
ST: Alejandro Naveiro YP8 (ESP) - The newest addition to our youth team, the striker looks like he could be alright for 2DB level, but now that we are in BBVA he will play a bit part. March 28th.
The 100 Club
The Club Awards
Player Nation Pos Caps Goals Assists Conc Clean MoM Yellow Red Av Rat
Herlein, Miguel* POR ST 175 (3) 139 46 0 0 36 19 1 7.56
Taygun Kuru* TUR MLC 164 (1) 18 72 0 0 5 24 0 7.14
Gomes, Andre* POR MC 144(12) 24 36 0 0 8 32 1 7.15
Aranda, Juan Francisco* ESP DR 126(10) 0 14 0 0 0 45 2 6.98
Guillou, Bruno* FRA DM 132( 0) 2 8 0 0 0 22 1 7.02
Ercan Yildrim TUR MC 130( 1) 12 19 0 0 6 13 1 7.03
Kivanc Ozlu* TUR DC 121( 0) 36 7 0 0 18 23 1 7.31
Delgado, Roberto (YP3)* ESP MLC 80(31) 5 38 0 0 3 18 2 7.00
Malheiro, Nuno* POR DL 84(26) 1 17 0 0 2 16 0 6.94
Perego, Andre SUI DC 99(10) 30 5 0 0 13 15 2 7.16
Briand, Erwan* BEL ST 106( 2) 71 21 0 0 12 13 0 7.40
Lopez, Miguel* ARG MR 99( 7) 13 26 0 0 3 15 1 6.94
Kaminski, Lukasz* POL GK 102( 0) 0 0 166 31 0 1 0 6.78
Wagner, Tobias GER DL 83(19) 5 7 0 0 5 26 2 7.13
Tayfun Sen TUR ML 72(28) 21 31 0 0 1 10 0 7.15
| Season | Division | Position | Cups | Europe | Comments |
| 2012/13 | 2DB3 | 6th | NA | NA | None |
| 2013/14 | 2DB3 | 4th | SC 2nd Round | NA | Lost in Playoffs |
| 2014/15 | 2DB3 | 2nd | SC 2nd Round | NA | Promoted |
| 2015/16 | LA | 10th | SC 2nd Round | NA | None |
| 2016/17 | LA | 7th | SC 4th Round | NA | None |
| 2017/18 | LA | 3rd | SC 2nd Round | NA | Lost in Playoffs |
| 2018/19 | LA | 1st | SC 3rd Round | NA | Champions |
| 2019/20 | BBVA | 19th | SC 4th Round | NA | Relegated |
| 2020/21 | LA | 1st | SC 3rd Round | NA | Champions |
My Aim: Avoid Relegation
Expectations: Avoid Relegation
Transfer Budget: €2M
Wage Budget: €144,088
Wages at 10.07.20: €114,583
Future Signings: Aaron Garner (DR,Free,Liverpool), Ondrej Linhart (MRC,€65k,Slavacko), Sammy Ogweno (MC,Free), Vyacheslav Yershov (MR,€2M,Tom), Aykut Erden (ST,Free), Thabang Radebe (ST,€60k,Ajax CT), David Frydych (GK,€55k,Mlada Boleslav)
Having a bit of a chuckles as the Facilities screen say we will move into Parla Stadium on 11.07.2021, while boardroom says 03.10.2022, and the draw was released saying we would play at Parla Stadium. Well we have moved into the Stadium on July 11th, looking forward to playing in front of 20,926 fans, if we can get them through the gate. Board room screen still says 03.10.22 as the date of completion, the club has already sold 2936 season tickets and is hoping to sell 8000 more, we could fill this stadium.
As always teams are chasing my signature, this time Valencia would like me to run the team, they finished 5th last season, is almost tempting. I also enjoyed this question in a press conference, as they wanted to know about the 4 times we hit the Woodwork.
Of my new signings, Ondrej Linhart is labelled as the next Tomas Rosicky, Sammy Ogweno is labelled the next Yoann Gourcuff, Vyacheslav Yershov has been labelled as the next Marat Izmailov, and Thabang Radebe has been labelled as the next Benni McCarthy, these guys along with the ones I already have could result in some amazing line-ups out there. Looking forward to seeing the squad in action as soon as we can.