End of Season Report 09/10
AFC Hornchurch Blue Square South
Media Prediction 17th
Final Position 1st
it was not something i was expecting. after a shocking first season were i conceded 104 goals i never thought for one minute that i would be able to reach the playoffs. never mind win the thing! pre-season came and went, i released all the dead wood i had collected first time round and replaced it with a bit of quality. in came a goalkeeper who could actually handle a ball, as well as a new defense duo to keep the goals at bay. a new attacking midfielder added a bit of creative force behind the now legendary Louis Bell and his new striking partner, the one and only Kyle Wilson . once again the chairman didn't think it was a good idea for us to have a parent club so getting a few decent loan signings was going to be tough. i only tried to sign about 30 loanees and all but one rejected me. somehow sean scannell from palace joined for the season and what a very good season he ended up having.
even though he was played out of position on the right wing he still did the business. i had an excellent start to the season winning 9 of my first 10 games but some dodgy results and
performances from the team started putting doubts in my mind that i would still be sitting top of the table come the end of the end. at one point i was sure i had blown it. i was cruising along 12 points in front of 2nd place and then nothing. no one on my team was scoring or even looked like scoring. the legend bell was having 8 shots a game and only getting 1 on target. my lead had disappeared, down from 12 to 3, with some big guns still to have. a few signings here and there soon worked there magic knocking the chasing pack for six. it was soon all over, AFC Hornchurch were on there way to the Blue Square Premier. and well deserved too.
looking back it was a great season, if only some of my players would control themselves it would of been an amazing season. about five times i went into the lead and someone decided to get sent off. my attacking midfielder had a terrible record. 20 yellows and 4 reds in 37 games. he sent most of the season suspended. but hey ho whats done is done and look out the Blue Square Premier, AFC Hornchurch won't be there to make up the numbers (i hope)
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