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  1. SEASON REVIEW 2029/2030 Steady improvement this year – we finished in 14th Place (record high) as our defense continued to show signs of getting better and healthier. Our offense is still way too reliant on Challis – unfortunately, any good prospects we have had at the striker position the previous boards have sold off. Hopefully, this new board will not be so quick to sell – I am already getting a lot of heavy offers for Ahmed, our young CM, so this could be a test to see how important the future success of the squad is. GOALKEEPERS Ashley O’Dwyer (2019), 27 Years Old: It was another injury-plagued season for our starting GK, who missed five weeks with a hernia and another two months with strained knee ligaments. He only played in 19 Games (as opposed to 14 Games last season), and he was not terribly impressive. He registered 1.32 Con/90 and 6.77 AR, and at this point, questions about he is still the right choice to be our No.1 have arisen. The good news for him is that we lack real prospects at the position, but that will not stop me from considering who else I can use as my No.1 going into next season – I am slowly losing faith in his ability to contribute. LEFT DEFENDERS Sunny Imudia (2025), 21 Years Old: He did better this year, and although he still was not spectacular, the improvement was visible. My coaching staff seem to think he is not done developing (3/5 CA, 5/5 PA), so hopefully we will continue to see better form out of the speedy DM come left-back. In 37 Games, he registered 2.90 TpG, 2.09 DpG, and 6.76 AR – like I said, not spectacular, but definitely the best he has given us as a starter thus far in his career. CENTRAL DEFENDERS Andrea Zefi (2019), 27 Years Old: The focal point of our defensive line, Zefi continued to impress this year after a solid season last year. In 36 Apps, he registered 3 Assists, 3 PoMs, 1.25 TpG, and 6.90 AR, leading the club as its captain. He has now earned 21 Kosovan caps, and as he enters the prime of his career, my hope is that he will hope 7.00 AR over the next few years. Career Stats Gary McLoughlin (2024), 22 Years Old: McLoughlin went from 5/5 PA to 3.5/5 PA in just a year’s time, so my coaching staff now are of the opinion he has reached his peak, and I agree. In 45 Games, he registered 3 Goals, 2 Assists, 2 PoMs, 1.23 TpG, and 6.90 AR – overall, this was probably his best year thus far as a professional. It is a bit discouraging that he could not build up on his potential anymore, as his current skills are perhaps passable for this level of football but nothing remarkable. This was his third year as our starter, although I will be actively giving my young prospects at the position chances to prove themselves at McLoughlin’s playing time expense. RIGHT DEFENDERS Richie Isaacs (2020), 27 Years Old: It was an injury-plagued season for the Guyanese international, as it was the first time in seven years he had failed to play in at least 42 Games. He played in only 30 Games, although he did do a decent job, registering 6.78 AR, which is higher than his career-average. He missed over three months of action with two different injuries, and the hope is that they will not have any long term effects as Isaacs is just entering the prime of his career. Career Stats CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS Louis Nsingi (2016), 31 Years Old: His career is starting to wind down, but he still managed to play in 39 Games, registering 6.73 AR. Our record all-time appearance holder, he is now up to 591 League Games. He remains a big piece of our rotation at the CM position, although as he continues to age, his playing time becomes less and less. He has also registered 60 Assists and 6.87 AR for his career, which has spanned fourteen years and four different leagues. Career Stats Godwin Okolie (2022), 25 Years Old: The Nigerian continues to prove that his unique skill set has a place at this level of football – in 37 Apps, he registered 4.58 TpG (3rd in League), 3.63 DpG (11th in League), and 6.88 AR. His attacking game suffered a little, but he was still a defensive monster, and helped the club achieve a respectable defensive rating. His strength is as a ball-winning midfielder, which is good next to the creative talents of Ahmed. He has been a great addition to the team, and he looks to have captured the one of the two CM starting places available for good. LEFT WINGERS Liam Butler (2026), 20 Years Old: It was another decent season from Butler, who broke out last season and led the team in Assists. He had a similar statistical line this year (46 Apps, 10 Assists, 2 PoMs, 2.86 DpG, 6.81 AR), albeit slightly worse, but considering he just got out of his teenage years, he is not doing so bad. He showed a lot of improvements in his Physical abilities, getting both faster and stronger, and he probably ranks amongst the fastest players in the League 1 currently. RIGHT WINGERS Javia Manning (2025), 22 Years Old: It took a while, but the Jamaican finally fought his way into the starting lineup full time. With Ricky Vernon out injured, Manning stepped up and impressed, and kept the job for the rest of the season – he actually played in all 46 Games, registering a team-high 13 Assists (7th in League), 3 PoMs, 2.66 DpG, and a career-high 6.91 AR. His pace is a problem to contend with for opposing full-backs, but the good thing is that his Technical skills are improving a lot, which has made my coaching staff believe he has the potential be a good League 1 winger. He will keep the starting job going into next year, but he faces competition from other players in what has become a deep position for us. ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS Mick Davis (2018), 28 Years Old: Each season gets progressively worse for the Kafra legend – he lost his place in the starting lineup a few years ago, and I guess he has not taken that very well. In 35 Games, he registered 2 Goals, 1.46 TpG, 1.66 DpG, 6.68 AR, which was probably his worst numbers in his career thus far. He simply does not have the talents or skills to compete at this level, but like I said before, you can’t take away from everything he has given the club – at one point, he was our second most important player behind Richard Challis. Based on that alone, Davis will have a contract with us for as long as he wants to continue playing football. Career Stats Tony Garrard (2024), 23 Years Old: Another strong season from our starting AM, who played in 37 Games and registered 5 Goals, 9 Assists, 2 PoMs, 1.96 DpG, and 6.96 AR. His numbers were slightly down from last season, but at this point, I have full confidence in him and his capabilities. I know exactly what I am getting from him every game, and he is easily one of my most consistent players. His career AR is 6.94, which is very respectable, even though my coaching staff think he is playing above his level of football. His strongest asset (Aerial ability) is useless to me in the position that he plays, but he makes up for it in other stuff. As long as he keeps doing what he’s doing, he will continue starting. FORWARDS Richard Challis (2019), 28 Years Old: What has not been said about Challis at this point? This was the best season of his storied career thus far – he had 45 Apps, league-leading 36 Goals (also career-high), 9 PoMs, 2.70 DpG, and 7.26 AR. Statistically, he has had a better season, but that was in the Vanarama National, so this level of football is much higher and thus his numbers more impressive. He just seems to be getting better with age, and now that he has hit his prime, I expect similar numbers for the next few seasons. Unsurprisingly, he won the Kafra Player of the Year for the 10th year in a row. Career Stats HOT PROSPECTS Scott Wilson (2028), 19 Years Old: He is not going to be as good as my coaching staff thought he would be coming from the Kafra Youth Academy, and honestly, it looks like he might not even be rotation squad worthy. What is strange is that in his 7 Apps, he registered some insane numbers (5.42 TpG, 6.67 DpG), although his 6.67 AR was low. That puts enough intrigue to give him some playing time this season to see if it was a fluke or some sort of underlying, hidden skills. Intake: 1/5 CA, 4.5/5 PA – Now: 1.5/5 CA, 3.5/5 PA Shivnarine Ahmed (2029), 18 Years Old: Thrown into the starting lineup in his first full season, Ahmed impressed even though he made a lot of noise about wanting to leave the club. In 39 Apps, he registered 2 Assists, 86% Pass Ratio (5th in League), 2.43 DpG, and 6.84 AR – I imagine if he didn’t spend all season being unhappy, he would have had even better numbers for his debut season. The most impressive thing about him, however, was his improvements in his attributes – if he keeps up this level of improvement for the next few seasons, we might be looking at a borderline Premier League player. Intake: 2/5 CA, 5/5 PA – Now: 3.5/5 CA, 4.5/5 PA Ben Ricketts (2029), 17 Years Old: He featured in 16 Games, but was not really impressive in his debut season, registering a mediocre 6.62 AR. He has an Unambitious personality which I need to fix, I think, if he is elevate his game further. Intake: 1.5/5 CA, 4.5/5 PA – Now: 2/5 CA, 4.5/5 PA Kevin Roebuck (2029), 17 Years Old: Nothing much to report here – only played in two games as a right winger and didn’t impress. Might be a prime candidate for loan in order to get some playing time. Intake: 2/5 CA, 4/5 PA – Now: 1.5/5 CA, 4/5 PA YOUTH INTAKE Horace Hinds - Michael Ring More CM talent coming through the Kafra Youth Academy, and Hinds looks like he could be quite the contributor. It’s shame that the only real striker talents we have produced the old boards have sold off, because at this point, we are in desperate need of developing a capable striker that can spell relief for Challis, who himself is entering his late 20s. Regardless, any talent that comes through the Academy that looks like he could contribute right away and has high potential – like Hinds – is appreciated, and Hinds already featured in quite a few games before the end of the season, impressing myself and the coaching staff.
  2. SEASON REVIEW 2029/2030 Steady improvement this year – we finished in 14th Place (record high) as our defense continued to show signs of getting better and healthier. Our offense is still way too reliant on Challis – unfortunately, any good prospects we have had at the striker position the previous boards have sold off. Hopefully, this new board will not be so quick to sell – I am already getting a lot of heavy offers for Ahmed, our young CM, so this could be a test to see how important the future success of the squad is. GOALKEEPERS Ashley O’Dwyer (2019), 27 Years Old: It was another injury-plagued season for our starting GK, who missed five weeks with a hernia and another two months with strained knee ligaments. He only played in 19 Games (as opposed to 14 Games last season), and he was not terribly impressive. He registered 1.32 Con/90 and 6.77 AR, and at this point, questions about he is still the right choice to be our No.1 have arisen. The good news for him is that we lack real prospects at the position, but that will not stop me from considering who else I can use as my No.1 going into next season – I am slowly losing faith in his ability to contribute. LEFT DEFENDERS Sunny Imudia (2025), 21 Years Old: He did better this year, and although he still was not spectacular, the improvement was visible. My coaching staff seem to think he is not done developing (3/5 CA, 5/5 PA), so hopefully we will continue to see better form out of the speedy DM come left-back. In 37 Games, he registered 2.90 TpG, 2.09 DpG, and 6.76 AR – like I said, not spectacular, but definitely the best he has given us as a starter thus far in his career. CENTRAL DEFENDERS Andrea Zefi (2019), 27 Years Old: The focal point of our defensive line, Zefi continued to impress this year after a solid season last year. In 36 Apps, he registered 3 Assists, 3 PoMs, 1.25 TpG, and 6.90 AR, leading the club as its captain. He has now earned 21 Kosovan caps, and as he enters the prime of his career, my hope is that he will hope 7.00 AR over the next few years. Career Stats Gary McLoughlin (2024), 22 Years Old: McLoughlin went from 5/5 PA to 3.5/5 PA in just a year’s time, so my coaching staff now are of the opinion he has reached his peak, and I agree. In 45 Games, he registered 3 Goals, 2 Assists, 2 PoMs, 1.23 TpG, and 6.90 AR – overall, this was probably his best year thus far as a professional. It is a bit discouraging that he could not build up on his potential anymore, as his current skills are perhaps passable for this level of football but nothing remarkable. This was his third year as our starter, although I will be actively giving my young prospects at the position chances to prove themselves at McLoughlin’s playing time expense. RIGHT DEFENDERS Richie Isaacs (2020), 27 Years Old: It was an injury-plagued season for the Guyanese international, as it was the first time in seven years he had failed to play in at least 42 Games. He played in only 30 Games, although he did do a decent job, registering 6.78 AR, which is higher than his career-average. He missed over three months of action with two different injuries, and the hope is that they will not have any long term effects as Isaacs is just entering the prime of his career. Career Stats CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS Louis Nsingi (2016), 31 Years Old: His career is starting to wind down, but he still managed to play in 39 Games, registering 6.73 AR. Our record all-time appearance holder, he is now up to 591 League Games. He remains a big piece of our rotation at the CM position, although as he continues to age, his playing time becomes less and less. He has also registered 60 Assists and 6.87 AR for his career, which has spanned fourteen years and four different leagues. Career Stats Godwin Okolie (2022), 25 Years Old: The Nigerian continues to prove that his unique skill set has a place at this level of football – in 37 Apps, he registered 4.58 TpG (3rd in League), 3.63 DpG (11th in League), and 6.88 AR. His attacking game suffered a little, but he was still a defensive monster, and helped the club achieve a respectable defensive rating. His strength is as a ball-winning midfielder, which is good next to the creative talents of Ahmed. He has been a great addition to the team, and he looks to have captured the one of the two CM starting places available for good. LEFT WINGERS Liam Butler (2026), 20 Years Old: It was another decent season from Butler, who broke out last season and led the team in Assists. He had a similar statistical line this year (46 Apps, 10 Assists, 2 PoMs, 2.86 DpG, 6.81 AR), albeit slightly worse, but considering he just got out of his teenage years, he is not doing so bad. He showed a lot of improvements in his Physical abilities, getting both faster and stronger, and he probably ranks amongst the fastest players in the League 1 currently. RIGHT WINGERS , 22 Years Old: It took a while, but the Jamaican finally fought his way into the starting lineup full time. With Ricky Vernon out injured, Manning stepped up and impressed, and kept the job for the rest of the season – he actually played in all 46 Games, registering a team-high 13 Assists (7th in League), 3 PoMs, 2.66 DpG, and a career-high 6.91 AR. His pace is a problem to contend with for opposing full-backs, but the good thing is that his Technical skills are improving a lot, which has made my coaching staff believe he has the potential be a good League 1 winger. He will keep the starting job going into next year, but he faces competition from other players in what has become a deep position for us. ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS Mick Davis (2018), 28 Years Old: Each season gets progressively worse for the Kafra legend – he lost his place in the starting lineup a few years ago, and I guess he has not taken that very well. In 35 Games, he registered 2 Goals, 1.46 TpG, 1.66 DpG, 6.68 AR, which was probably his worst numbers in his career thus far. He simply does not have the talents or skills to compete at this level, but like I said before, you can’t take away from everything he has given the club – at one point, he was our second most important player behind Richard Challis. Based on that alone, Davis will have a contract with us for as long as he wants to continue playing football. Career Stats Tony Garrard (2024), 23 Years Old: Another strong season from our starting AM, who played in 37 Games and registered 5 Goals, 9 Assists, 2 PoMs, 1.96 DpG, and 6.96 AR. His numbers were slightly down from last season, but at this point, I have full confidence in him and his capabilities. I know exactly what I am getting from him every game, and he is easily one of my most consistent players. His career AR is 6.94, which is very respectable, even though my coaching staff think he is playing above his level of football. His strongest asset (Aerial ability) is useless to me in the position that he plays, but he makes up for it in other stuff. As long as he keeps doing what he’s doing, he will continue starting. FORWARDS Richard Challis (2019), 28 Years Old: What has not been said about Challis at this point? This was the best season of his storied career thus far – he had 45 Apps, league-leading 36 Goals (also career-high), 9 PoMs, 2.70 DpG, and 7.26 AR. Statistically, he has had a better season, but that was in the Vanarama National, so this level of football is much higher and thus his numbers more impressive. He just seems to be getting better with age, and now that he has hit his prime, I expect similar numbers for the next few seasons. Unsurprisingly, he won the Kafra Player of the Year for the 10th year in a row. Career Stats HOT PROSPECTS Scott Wilson (2028), 19 Years Old: He is not going to be as good as my coaching staff thought he would be coming from the Kafra Youth Academy, and honestly, it looks like he might not even be rotation squad worthy. What is strange is that in his 7 Apps, he registered some insane numbers (5.42 TpG, 6.67 DpG), although his 6.67 AR was low. That puts enough intrigue to give him some playing time this season to see if it was a fluke or some sort of underlying, hidden skills. Intake: 1/5 CA, 4.5/5 PA – Now: 1.5/5 CA, 3.5/5 PA Shivnarine Ahmed (2029), 18 Years Old: Thrown into the starting lineup in his first full season, Ahmed impressed even though he made a lot of noise about wanting to leave the club. In 39 Apps, he registered 2 Assists, 86% Pass Ratio (5th in League), 2.43 DpG, and 6.84 AR – I imagine if he didn’t spend all season being unhappy, he would have had even better numbers for his debut season. The most impressive thing about him, however, was his improvements in his attributes – if he keeps up this level of improvement for the next few seasons, we might be looking at a borderline Premier League player. Intake: 2/5 CA, 5/5 PA – Now: 3.5/5 CA, 4.5/5 PA Ben Ricketts (2029), 17 Years Old: He featured in 16 Games, but was not really impressive in his debut season, registering a mediocre 6.62 AR. He has an Unambitious personality which I need to fix, I think, if he is elevate his game further. Intake: 1.5/5 CA, 4.5/5 PA – Now: 2/5 CA, 4.5/5 PA Kevin Roebuck (2029), 17 Years Old: Nothing much to report here – only played in two games as a right winger and didn’t impress. Might be a prime candidate for loan in order to get some playing time. Intake: 2/5 CA, 4/5 PA – Now: 1.5/5 CA, 4/5 PA YOUTH INTAKE Horace Hinds - Michael Ring More CM talent coming through the Kafra Youth Academy, and Hinds looks like he could be quite the contributor. It’s shame that the only real striker talents we have produced the old boards have sold off, because at this point, we are in desperate need of developing a capable striker that can spell relief for Challis, who himself is entering his late 20s. Regardless, any talent that comes through the Academy that looks like he could contribute right away and has high potential – like Hinds – is appreciated, and Hinds already featured in quite a few games before the end of the season, impressing myself and the coaching staff.
  3. I hope that's their attitude, I am so sick of losing my best prospects!
  4. SEASON REVIEW 2028/2029 GOALKEEPERS Ashley O’Dwyer (2019), 26 Years Old: Just before the beginning of the season, O’Dwyer fell in to a virus that kept him out of an incredible six months (what the hell kind of virus is that!) He only ended up playing 14 Games, registering 1.71 Con/90 and 6.84 AR – even though his replacement, Danny Saunders, also played decently, the Irish GK will retain his position as our No.1 going into next season. LEFT DEFENDERS Sunny Imudia (2025), 20 Years Old: The Nigerian U21 international finished up his third year as a starter for the club the same way he began it – with inconsistent form with glimpses of his potential. His speed remains his strongest weapon, but he just can’t seem to put it together in terms of consistency. In 42 Games, he registered 2.89 TpG, 1.82 DpG, and 6.70 AR – the talent is there, and my coaching staff believe in him (4/5 CA, 5/5 PA), but he has to bring it all together and prove that he is capable of playing at this level in consistently good form. CENTRAL DEFENDERS Andrea Zefi (2019), 26 Years Old: The Kosovan international gave us one of his finest seasons yet – this was his fourth year as our captain, and he seems to be finally relishing the role and taking the responsibility as serious as he should be, without any nagging or whining. In 41 Games, he registered a career-high 4 PoMs and 6.90 AR – his 0.82 TpG shows he isn’t much of a tackler, but he remains fantastic in the air and rarely makes a mistake. Very strong, his greatest defensive ability is probably his marking, and his strength means he doesn’t get pushed off the ball. He is probably entering the prime of his career now, so I expect a strong next few seasons from him. Career Stats Gary McLoughlin (2024), 21 Years Old: Honestly, I was hoping for better from McLoughlin this season, especially seeing as how our backline overall performed so much better. In 45 Games, he registered a disastrous 0.61 TpG and 6.78 AR – this was a player would average around 2.00 TpG the previous few years. His AR speaks accurately of his form, and it simply was not good enough for a starting CD. My coaching staff love his potential and talent, but like Imudia, he needs to start showing more consistent form if he is to positively contribute to the team. RIGHT DEFENDERS Richie Isaacs (2020), 26 Years Old: He might never be one of our top or most consistent players, but his durability and reliability are tough to argue with. It was another typical season from our starting right back (45 Apps, 1.44 TpG, 1.09 DpG, 6.70 AR) – this was the sixth straight season he had played over 42 Games in. At this point, we know exactly what we will be getting from Isaacs, and although he probably is not talented enough to start at this level of football, we have yet to develop a right-back capable of outplaying him. Career Stats CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS Louis Nsingi (2016), 30 Years Old: For the first time ever, a Kafra player turned 30 years old. In 35 Apps (only the second time he has failed to play 40+ Games in a season), he registered 2 Assists, 2.10 TpG, 87% Pass Ratio, 2.39 DpG, and 6.84 AR – our all-time leader in Games Played has now brought that total up to 552 League Games. What I love about Nsingi is how reliable he is – I can bring him on in the second half or start him without any worries. The twilight of his career may be approaching, but I thoroughly enjoy having him on the team. Career Stats Godwin Okolie (2022), 24 Years Old: This was another strong season from the Nigerian, whose unique blend of attacking and defensive play makes him one of a kind. Again, he was the only player in the league to rank in the top three in both TpG and DpG – in 36 Apps, he registered 4.65 TpG (3rd in League), 84% Pass Ratio, 4.91 DpG (2nd in League), and 6.93 AR, which tied his career-high. There’s been a lot of talk from my coaching staff about how he is not talented enough for this level of football, but I have ignored all that because what he gives me in the center of the pitch, no one has been able to provide. This is his fourth year as a starter for the team, and his 6.89 AR for his career is completely adequate. LEFT WINGERS Liam Butler (2026), 19 Years Old: After being outplayed by Bolland last season and losing his spot, Butler reclaimed his starting position this season thanks to the effort he put in training and his improvements in his attributes. He played in 44 Games, registering 3 Goals, 12 Assists (4th in League), 2 PoMs, 2.90 DpG, and 6.88 AR, showing promising potential and abilities and looking the part for this level of football. He has earned the right to keep his starting position going into next season, and I quietly hopefully he can actually improve on his form as he steps out of his teenage years. RIGHT WINGERS Ricky Vernon (2026), 19 Years Old: This was the second year in a row that Vernon had to deal with a relatively significant injury, although it was not as serious as last season’s torn calf muscle. He was ruled out for about six weeks, but he still ended up playing 38 Games, registering 5 Goals, 6 Assists, 1.78 DpG, and 6.85 AR, which were decent numbers across the board. Unfortunately for him, however, the emergence of Jamaican Javia Manning has cut into his playing time, and at least in the short term, Vernon will be splitting duties with Manning. Javia Manning (2025), 21 Years Old: The Jamaican, whose speed has become a real asset for the team, has fought his way into the rotation over the past couple of years, and has proven himself capable of delivering decent form when called upon. He played in 20 Games, registering 6.74 AR, but his 3.15 DpG is what was impressive. He will continue to be used in the rotation next year. ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS Mick Davis (2018), 27 Years Old: Davis completed his 11th full season with Kafra this year, bringing his career total to 466 League Games, although this was probably his worst year in terms of form in his entire career. In 41 Apps, career-lows of 1 Goal, 1 Assist, and 6.74 AR – a combination of rotational play as well as a higher level of football has effected the form of the Kafra legend. He obviously still has a role to play at the club, but going forward, especially as he begins to age, I would expect he will see less and less playing time. This in no way takes away from his contributions earlier in his career, however – Davis is an undisputed legend of the club and perhaps its second most influential player, after Challis, thus far in its history. Career Stats Tony Garrard (2024), 22 Years Old: The man who relegated club legend Davis to a rotational role, Garrard is now considered, without a doubt, one of the club’s finest players. The product of a decent ’24 Youth Class, Garrard was an afterthought behind names such as Matthew Cooper, Gary Mcloughlin, and Wu Kai – my coaching staff had him at 0.5/5 CA and 3.5/5 PA upon his signing. He has come a long way and has been one of the club’s greatest success stories so far – this year, in 40 Apps, he registered 5 Goals, 8 Assists, 3 PoMs, 80% Pass Ratio, 2.26 DpG, and 7.07 AR, which was a nice improvement over the previous season. My coaching staff are still not fans (they consider him good enough for the Vanarama National league), but as long as he churns out form like this, he will remain our starter. FORWARDS Richard Challis (2019), 27 Years Old: We live and die by Challis and the goals he gives us up front, and there can be no denying that. He was again named the Kafra Player of the Year, and was the League 1’s third top goalscorer. Overall, in 46 Games, he registered 27 Goals, 7 Assists, 6 PoMs, 2.41 DpG, and 7.03 AR, bringing his career total to 276 Goals and 7.16 AR. It has been said many times, but Challis is undoubtedly Kafra’s finest player ever, as well as its most decorated. His goalscoring touch is ridiculous, as is evident by his numbers, but you can’t take away from the durability of the main, either – there have only been three full seasons where he has not featured in 40+ Games, and he played every single one this season. Long may Challis live! Career Stats HOT PROSPECTS Ian Carter (2027), 19 Years Old: It does not look likely that Carter will develop into the kind of player that can contribute to our team, as he has just not shown enough progress in training to justify a role. He has some decent defensive skills, but we need much heavier improvement in order to trust playing him. Intake: 1.5/5 CA, 3.5/5 PA – Now: 2/5 CA, 3.5/5 PA Scott Wilson (2028), 18 Years Old: The CM is a favorite of my coaching staff, who believe he can become a League 1 level midfielder in the future. He has yet to make his debut for us, but I am not a fan of his technical skills. Let us see how he develops this year. Intake: 1/5 CA, 4.5/5 PA – Now: 1.5/5 CA, 4.5/5 PA YOUTH INTAKE Shivnarine Ahmed - Kevin Roebuck – Ben Ricketts There was no Cornwall this time around, but it was a relatively deep and gratifying Intake. I forgot to mention that we improved on our Youth Recruitment (Basic) to go along with our Junior Coaching (Exceptional), so my hope is we can get more of those superstar caliber players in. It did not happen this year, and to add further pain, our top prospect (Ahmed) got injured a few days after signing his full-time contract – he had a double hernia and was ruled out of the rest of the season. Both Roebuck (Right Winger) and Ricketts (DC) look like they could be immediate contributors, especially Roebuck as the right wing position is not exactly teeming with talent.
  5. Forgot to quote you - Screenshots are the post above!
  6. Tell me about it - I haven't had one first class prospect that the board hasn't sold. Big time! Thanks for the comment! Yes, but take Eric Lawrence for example - he ended up getting sold for £25M! Plus, we didn't get a sell-on clause for Cornwall. We will probably run through the money in a year.
  7. He does - so far we've been getting offers north of £1.5M for him and the board hasn't interfered, so that's encouraging! Thank you so much for the kind comment!
  8. SEASON REVIEW 2027/2028 Our first year in the League 1 was tough – we were only one point away from relegation at the end of the season, and our defensive form was shambolic (worst in the league). That being said, the goal was to stay up, and at least we achieved that, despite looking like we were going to be relegated for the first time in the past two years I have done this Youth only challenge in England. Offensively, we were amongst the worst in the league but not quite as bad as our defense, which is expected considering we have Challis, who was named the League 1 Top Goalscorer and in the league’s Team of the Year. The encouraging is we had a great prospect come out of the Youth Academy this year in Cornwall, so I excited to see how he will do – he is already receiving attention from Premier League sides. I just hope my board doesn’t screw this up for me. Overall, we accomplished what we set out to do in our first year in the League 1 – considering our talent hasn’t gotten any better, this upcoming year it will be the same goal: to survive. GOALKEEPERS Ashley O’Dwyer (2019), 25 Years Old: I think I am at a point where I must admit defeat at the GK position and accept we simply don’t have enough talent for the level of football we are right now. O’Dwyer, who is considered our strongest GK by both myself and my coaching staff, struggled in our first year in the League 1, and I can’t imagine him doing much better. Granted, he could probably give us better numbers if the defensive line in front of him gets better, but the reality is he simply doesn’t have the talent to be a starter at this level. LEFT DEFENDERS Sunny Imudia (2025), 19 Years Old: He has become an U21 Nigerian regular, but he has yet to truly find his form with the club. Understandably, the competition was a lot tougher this year, but Imudia’s talents have been identified as being potentially good enough for this level, so I do expect better form from him. In 37 Games, he registered 3.15 TpG, 2.32 DpG, and 6.66 AR – my coaching staff still believe he is better suited for a DM role, but it is obvious to me that his talents are more suited for a full-back position. He will maintain his position in the starting lineup next season, and I hope he does better. CENTRAL DEFENDERS Andrea Zefi (2019), 25 Years Old: After giving us his finest season as a pro, our captain then proceeded to give us his worst of his career – again, a big part of that was the higher level of competition, but he does have enough talent to do well in the League 1. He is still our finest CD talent-wise, and I appreciate the fact that he did not make a lot of noise about wanting to leave this season. In 37 Games, he registered 1.03 TpG and 6.76 AR, numbers he obviously has to improve upon next season. Gary McLoughlin (2024), 20 Years Old: Made the move to full-time starter this season, replacing both Ofori and Blackburn in the lineup. Potential-wise, my coaching staff think that McLoughlin is the best we have at the position, although he did not show much improvement in his attributes this season. In 46 Games, he registered 1.57 TpG and 6.72 AR – he played every game, but like his partner Zefi, he will have to do better for us next season. RIGHT DEFENDERS Richie Isaacs (2020), 25 Years Old: Still Guyana’s most valuable player, his form suffered for us this season, although that was a trend throughout our defensive line. In 42 Games, he registered 2 Assists, 1.11 TpG, 1.28 DpG, and 6.69 AR, numbers that were down from the previous season. We have no one that is remotely close in talent at the position as Isaacs, but I have a feeling he has hit his peak in terms of form. He has played 349 League Games for the club thus far, and has been our starter at right-back for the past several years, but it is one of the positions identified that do need some heavy improvements. CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS Louis Nsingi (2016), 29 Years Old: More of the same from Kafra’s record holder for Appearances (517 League Games and counting) – it was another typical season from Nsingi. In 43 Games, he registered 4 Assists, 84% Pass Ratio, 1.89 TpG, and 6.80 AR. This was his 12th season with the club, and he is the only player still with Kafra from its first year. A club legend? Absolutely. Career Stats Godwin Okolie (2022), 23 Years Old: The Nigerian is a very unique player – in fact, he is the only player in the League 1 to have ranked in the top three in both TpG and DpG this season. In 37 Games, he registered 2 Assists, 4.89 TpG (3rd in League), 83% Pass Ratio, 4.86 DpG (2nd in League), and 6.85 AR – equally brilliant defending as going forward, Okolie adds another dimension to our midfield that we have never had before. Of course, it was a tough season on pretty much all our players, and we were the worst defensive team in the league, but Okolie continues to surprise and impress. LEFT WINGERS Ross Bolland (2027), 18 Years Old: He was given the starting job because of two reasons: a) my coaching staff believe his potential has an extremely high ceiling, and b) we don’t really have any other superior talents of note at the position. He did not end up doing too bad for his first season (30 Games, 3 Goals, 6 Assists, 1.77 DpG, 6.71 AR), but the most important thing at this point is the type of improvements he can make in his attributes. My coaching staff have him at 2/5 CA and 5/5 PA, so that is encouraging – let’s hope his CA improves and PA remains the same going forward. RIGHT WINGERS Ricky Vernon (2026), 18 Years Old: A torn calf muscle (3 months out) and a damaged kneecap (a month out) tore into Vernon’s season, and limited him to only 17 Games. The right winger, who was the preferred choice as starter at the right wing position, struggled to find his form and fitness coming back from two relatively serious injuries this season, and as such, his 6.75 AR was a big drop from his previous high of 6.87 AR. Hopefully, he will be in shape and ready to contribute in his third full season with the club. Ed Henry (2020), 24 Years Old: With Vernon going down due to injury, Henry (our former starter at the position) filled in for him, playing in 32 Games. This was by far, however, Henry’s least impressive season, as he registered only 2 Goals, 4 Assists, and a career-low of 6.62 AR. He has already proven himself to be a reliable player, but this was definitely a low point for him. Perhaps he just doesn’t have the quality to compete at this level. ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS Mick Davis (2018), 26 Years Old: Having made the adjustment to a rotational player as opposed to indispensable starter, Davis continued to contribute in a positive fashion, proving just how much of a professional he really is. In 36 Games, he registered 3 Goals, 3 Assists, and 6.79 AR, which was his lowest mark ever for a full season. Unfortunately, the League 1 is probably a step too high for Davis’ talents, and despite the club legend’s amazing contributions over the years, it is hard to see our second longest tenured player (425 League Games) become just a rotational player. Tony Garrard (2024), 20 Years Old: Splitting duties with Davis at AM, Garrard was probably the better of the two, and continued to give optimism towards the future as he moved out of his teenage years. In 35 Games, he registered 4 Goals, 10 Assists, 2.00 DpG, and 6.89 AR – the Assists were a career-high, while the rest of the numbers were similar to what he has done the past couple of years. At this point, he has proven to be more talented than Davis, although they will continue to split duties going forward at the AM position. FORWARDS Richard Challis (2019), 26 Years Old: Kafra’s living legend won his 8th consecutive Kafra Player of the Year award, as he was also named in the League 1 Team of the Season having led the league in scoring with 28 Goals. He played in 41 Games, also registering 8 Assists, 7 PoMs, 2.68 DpG, and 7.21 AR. He now has scored 249 League Goals for the club entering his 10th full season with us – to put his form into perspective, he has never scored less than 21 League Goals for us per season since he came up from the Youth Academy. His 7.18 AR is also a club record, as is his 66 PoMs – in other words, Richard Challis has easily been our finest player in the first twelve years of this club’s history. Career Stats HOT PROSPECTS Ian Carter (2027), 18 Years Old: Very little playing time for the ’27 Youth Class prospect, but some decent progression in his attributes. His PA has been pushed up from 3.5/5 to 4/5, so he’s done enough to impress my staff. Ken Kaloczi (2027), 17 Years Old: He got some playing time off the bench in his first full year with us, appearing in 15 League Games and registering 6.74 AR. He also was pushed up from a 3.5/5 to 4/5 PA, so that is a good sign. He is remarkably versatile, so hopefully he can grow enough to be a contributor for us. YOUTH INTAKE Sean Cornwall - Scott Wilson The last time we had a prospect of Cornwall’s talents, it was Rob Potter – like Eric Lawrence before him, he was subsequently sold quickly by the previous board. Those were the only real two bonafide prospects we had received from the Youth Academy until Cornwall came up this season. Incidentally, all three have been strikers. With a new board now at the helm, my hope is that they will be more patient as I try to develop what looks to be a fantastic prospect.
  9. I really hope so - I really want to see how well I can develop him.
  10. Just had the Youth Intake, and check out this one! Too bad he'll probably be sold in a couple of years for like £500K.
  11. Right! Its been 11 Intakes, but only 2 stars so far. But its been OK, we've had a nice run of deep-ish Intakes, and we just won promotion, so things are working out OK!