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withnail316

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About withnail316

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    Youth Team

Biography

  • Biography
    Massive football fan. I'm lucky enough to watch football for a living, but if I'm not watching it, I'm playing FM.

About Me

  • About Me
    In the manager's office

Interests

  • Interests
    Football, FM, films, gigs, stand up comedy, GTA, a beer or two.

Favourite Team

  • Favourite Team
    Notts County

Currently Managing

  • Currently Managing
    Örebro SK

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  1. September So close to the title I can almost touch it now. As mentioned before, it's a little disappointing we'll inevitably get it at the first time of asking, but I'll take it. We are still miles off where I want to be at this club, so there's a lot of road yet left in this journey.
  2. August August hasn't been great for us as we've dropped points three times, but the big clubs in Sweden continue to struggle. Only Helsingborg are having anything close to a reasonable season, although IFK Goteborg could shoot up the table if they win their games in hand. Amazingly, I think we should win the title at the first attempt - which is a bit frustrating, but the challenge here is to build a side able to compete in Europe, which is a long way off just yet.
  3. FM is certainly a relief from real life football. The state of my football club... 😣😥😫
  4. One last deal. A new record transfer, €230,000 from Helsingborg, and crucially another homegrown player for the squad. It was getting a little awkward ensuring we had 9 in the match day squad, but now it's pretty comfortable, and it will be even more so when the Bosman deal players arrive. Unfortunately only two of the first team squad are trained at the club though, so we'll need to work on that when European games come about.
  5. More transfer news in the last few days of the window. Gunnarsson accepted the contract on offer from Lyn (€8,000p/w!) so leaves for €2m and I replaced him with Emil Bergström, the youngster we had on loan from Djurgårdens IF last season. That deal cost us €180,000, which is a bargain. I also sold midfielder Mohammad Abubakari for €100,000 to Horsens in Denmark. He complained about game time, and his form was iffy, so it made sense. A surprise sale though was striker Tim Väyrynen, who is off to IFK Goteborg for €475,000 (+50%.) I'd rather not sell excellent players to other Swedish clubs, but he had to leave because we signed Denni Avdic on a free after his contract at Werder Bremen expired, who also happens to be homegrown, so Väyrynen would otherwise be kicking around in our reserves. I would like to spend that €475,000 on a new holding midfielder, but the two candidates I want are currently a little bit too pricey, so we'll have to wait and see.
  6. This is utterly insane. €2m from a second tier Norwegian club. I can't blame my board for accepting the offer, it matches his asking price, but it's not ideal.
  7. Mid-season Apologies I've not kept up with a monthly update, I keep forgetting. Still, it's another ridiculous season. Sweden's big clubs have fallen apart, and we seem to keep marching on. I'd hoped things would be tougher than this, but we are where we are.
  8. Two more deals for next season, both coming in on free transfers: Linde will just be a number two keeper, but Atta will start every week.
  9. A first job offer, and it's from one of the Stockholm clubs: No thanks, gents. You might be good enough for Teddy Sheringham to spend a year on loan with you, but I'm not interested.
  10. A couple of Bosman deals arranged for the winter, both of whom are homegrown players. Kouakou is likely to be our third choice striker next year, while Johansson will replace the on-loan Simon Tibbling, who signed a new deal with his parent club before I could offer him a contract.
  11. Well, this is a surprise: Great for him, but definitely a little awkward for us to lose our main striker for at least three games, and potentially six.
  12. April Apologies for the graphics again, but time has been scarce this week, so I just want to get a quick update in. A bright start to the season, much brighter than expected. Lots of goals scored, and our new arrivals are settling in well. Whether we can keep this form up only time will tell, but I certainly can't grumble. The first major trophy of the Swedish season has been decided already, too. Helsingborg beat Ängelholms FF 2-0 in the final at the national stadium in early May
  13. Thanks mate. Yeah it was unfortunate to go out, hopefully next year we'll be in a position to have a good run at the cup. It looks like my best option for European football in the next few years.
  14. March Svenska Cupen Group 1: Örebro SK 3-0 Sylvia A comprehensive victory over the third tier side, and amid a little bit of chaos with the unexpected Gundersen bid. Still, it was an excellent win and gets the group stage off to a solid start. Strikers Pär Ericsson and Tim Väyrynen both scored debut goals, while Marcus Astvald grabbed the other. Svenska Cupen Group 1: AIK 3-2 Örebro SK 15 months and 33 games into my time in charge, and this is a first defeat. Not bad, but we never should have lost the game. We were 2-1 up with 13 minutes to go thanks to Ericsson and Rekish, but two individual errors in the last five minutes cost us. We leave the national stadium with nothing. Svenska Cupen Group 1: Örebro SK 3-1 Östers IF The situation here meant all three top flight sides could progress. If we failed to beat Östers IF, they were through. A win for us would be enough to go through providing AIK didn't thump Sylvia, in which case, they would go through. We did our bit thanks to Jensen, Ericsson and Väyrynen, but AIK won 5-0. That left both us and them having scored 8 goals and with a goal difference of 4...which meant they pipped us to the quarter final spot on our head-to-head record.
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