DR POODS - USL DUNKERQUE SEASON REPORT 2012-13
End of Season Report
The Squad (2)
Hmmm, the season as a whole was very successful. Originally predicted to come 18th by the media, Dunkerque came out of the blocks with a long unbeaten streak. Foolishly, I decided to hold a team meeting to try and motivate the squad to start winning again after a few really average performances. The result of my master man-management skills? Have a look at February and March's results for your answer. Went winless for those two months and that is probably what did me over in the end. Still, have got some better CB's coming in and looking at beefing up my full back crew as well during the close season.
Results to Winter Break
Results to End of Season
League Position Chart
If we look at the results up to the winter break, we can see the humiliating loss in the French Cup. I really don't want to talk about it. Should have flogged them
Transfers. 19 IN and 11 OUT
Clearly my "throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks" method bore fruit in Tomas and Toure (see Player Awards)
THE DR POODS' PLAYER AWARDS
These are my personal favourites from the season. At present, since I haven't hit the reset date I don't know who the fans picked as player of the year yet. I will update that when I have it.
Player of the year for mine. Dropped off a bit after the winter break, but was the midfield dynamo holding everything together for the most part.
Sorry I struggle with accents on letters Monsieur, was a real threat on the right. Started a bit slowly, but was truly worth his wages and finished strongly.
Great up forward. Had some international action and brought class to the pointy end for Dunkerque this season. 14 goals is a good return and being only in his mid-20's can hopefully propel us up the league.
Was ever present at LB this season. Probably the only position in the back that isn't screaming for an upgrade.
The Slowly Collapsing Finances
Lost almost half a million this season. Promotion really becomes an imperative as spending just over 10k a week in wages is not massive, but with low attendances becomes unsustainable in the long run...Squad pruning must begin!
Average attendance is a problem, its only about 1,000 at the moment, and then (due to league requirements) the board had to extend the stadium...
Anyways, a tough end to the year in just missing out on promotion, but onwards and upwards!
(let me know if I have left anything out. First end of season report ever so could use the feedback)