7 signings, although only 5 of them new to the team as Akpoguma and Schlupp were with us on loan last season.
Another Nigerian, Umar was a freebie is an excellent squad player with pace to burn.
My favourite signing and a complete bargain. The Pressing Forward role was made for Yussuf; what he lacks in technical prowess he makes up for with dynamic force!
Another bargain signing from the Franchise, Kevin was on loan last season and did well at the heart of a strong defence in the last few months. Forming a good partnership with Udoukhai.
A top performer in the 2nd tier who deserves a chance in the top division. Wittek is a good all rounder and grafter, though isn't as pacey as I'd like.
Another experienced freebie to add depth to our squad in light of the extra games we'll be playing.
Hojbjerg comes in on loan to add a bit of quality and creativity to our midfield whilst still being able to contributing to our high pressing style.
We didn't have the budget for him but the board agreed he was an important signing and went all out to get him for me. Jeffrey was our 3rd best player last season and I full expect similar levels of performance this year.
Miyaichi is just too injury prone for us and therefore a bit of a liability so I agreed to let him go back to Japan. I cashed in on Daehli; he's got quality but lacked the enthusiasm or pace to be an effective part of the squad. Niasse was moaning already so I got rid, albeit at a small loss, and Osawe, Buballa and Neudecker were all going to struggle to get games so I moved them out on loan.
A slight switch in our main system as we move from 4-2-3-1, where I found the AM ineffectual in big games, to a 4-3-3.
Disappointment in the cup as we go out in the 2nd round for the 3rd year running, this time on penalties.
This form is just insane, especially our defence! Gobsmacked to be honest.
Flying high at the top while Bayern struggle yet again and last season's champions Wolfsburg are down in midtable and already sacked their manager!
A tough start with two losses made it look like we weren't cut out for CL football, but a victory at the Giuseppe Meazza and an incredible 6-2 thumping of 2019 CL winners Inter set us on the way to a successful first campaign. We could have finished top of the group by beating Lyon, but a 0-0 draw secured us 2nd spot instead.
This is a good draw. Porto are a good side, but not at the same level as some of the other sides we could have been drawn against.
Our defence have been class and Poulsen has been scoring and creating. The only positions that seem to be struggling a bit are our wide players, especially since Cenk Sahin broke his ankle. The board agreed to sign Leonardo Bittencourt for me from Lyon, so hopefully he will add what we need.
Mr. St Pauli is Back
I was apprehensive about releasing him as my assistant originally, but I felt he wasn't quite the right fit as my no 2. He's now back working with the youngsters because he just loves the club. I've paid him very well for it too!