TX-18 Posted May 1, 2020 Share Posted May 1, 2020 (edited) 1.FC Magdeburg Background 1. FC Magdeburg is a club founded in 1965 in the city of Magdeburg, embedded in the history of German football, East-German football infact. Nicknamed ‘Der Club’ (The Club) Magdeburg were the only East German club to win a European title - European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1974 but after German reunification, the club fell on hard times and only entered professional football back in 2015 when the side was promoted to the 3.Liga. Der Club went onto win the 3.Liga in 2017/18 but then relegated back down to 3.Liga in 2018/19. Honours Europe: - European Cup Winners’ Cup 1974 League: - DDR-Oberligg Winners 1971-72, 1973-74 & 1974-75 - DDR-Ligg (II) Winners 1966-67 - 3.Ligg (III) Winners 2017-18 - Regionalliga Nordost (IV) Winners 2014-15 - NOFV- Oberliga Süd: (IV) Winners 1996-97, 2000-01 & 2005-06 Cup: - FDGB-POKAL: (Record shared with Dynamo Dresden) Winners 1963-64, 1964-65, 1968-69, 1972-73, 1977-78, 1978-79 & 1982-82. People may remember when Magdeburg fans went viral for turning up to the stadium behind the goal with huge arrows in a bid to help the team find the net after a dismal season and not scoring the last 5 games also a banner which read 'Wir zeigen euch, wo das tor steht!' or 'Don't worry, chaps, we'll show you where the goal is!' Funnily enough this actually worked and Magdeburg scored in this game to end a 558 minute goal drought only to be denied late on by the away team who stole the 3 points. Peter Neville embarks on his first job in the German 3rd division taking the 1.FC Magdeburg hot seat at a young age of 26. Transfer Budget: £0 Wage budget: £9,330 available per week Board Expectations for this season is to finish in the top half which should give me comfortable time to build a squad without getting the sack to then push for promotion / challenge for the title. Season 1 - Top half Season 2 - Play offs Season 3 - Work towards promotion Season 4 - Win Promotion Season 5 - stay in Bundesliga 2 Requested the board to search for a senior affiliate as this should garner extra income and also loan some top players without having to pay wages. Next step is to set up my tactics and take a evaluation of my squad. Highlighted The players I’d probably cast out if offers came in but wouldn’t mind keeping round any as rotation options and having them as bit part players whilst just running down contracts aslong as finances are fine and then the key players I’d not want to lose and build the future around are Moschl, Rother, Muller and Preißinger. I’d like to be playing in the higher division if not next season but the season after that whether that’s through automatic promotion or playoffs, ideally would like to win the league and start adding trophies to the bare cabinet as early as possible. After evaluating the squad I went ahead and cancelled any pointless friendlies that my assman set up against the likes of Real Betis and opposition that would just damage morale for the ongoing season - probably could do with increased finances but looking at the bigger picture for attempting to push for playoffs or automatic promotion from the 3.Liga here. Marius Bütler who is our most valuable player at £2.4 million is out on loan at Bundesliga side Union Berlin. They have the option to buy him at any point for £600k. Looks a tidy player. Edited May 1, 2020 by TX-18 1 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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