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  1. I like the look of that ground @noikeee There should be an expansion pack to play as them hopefully, I reckon that would be a good save for you. I couldn't believe how easy it was to get on the pitch You could just walk through the front gate and wander around there, people were just wandering on to the athletics track and using that The players trained on a pitch to the far side so we watched that a while and then on the way out I decided I was going to take the risk and get on the pitch for a photo, was worried that somebody would say something as obviously in England there's no chance of getting on a pitch like that, but decided to go for it as I doubt i'd ever have got an opportunity like that ever again
  2. Kind of glad you went back a bit as I felt you were on the verge of getting a really good side with Utrecht
  3. This post is more for @noikeee @deltablue @withnail316 @Deisler26 as I know they like stuff like this As you might remember I managed Dukla Praha earlier in the thread well 2 weeks back I actually managed to get to their ground and take a few pictures there and do what is probably a rarity on this forum and actually get on the pitch of a side i've managed I've got to go through the phone for some more pictures but managed a pano of the whole ground too. Unfortunately I didn't get to see them play there but did see them play Sparta at Letna where they lost 1-0. I also managed to get to Viktoria Zizkov for a 10:30 kick off where it was freezing but an enjoyable experience in a real old school ground so i'll try and get the pictures and a video up later on as well
  4. Good luck with this, I have loved every time i've managed Red Star, had some unbelievable regens over the years so hopefully you'll get the same
  5. Great improvements domestically as the time is going on, seems you have a bit of work to do in Europe yet which isn't a bad thing as it keeps the progression of that interesting if it is taking a little longer. Well done so far
  6. Just caught up with this, shame you couldn't retain the title in your final year Turkey but you did well stopping Gala for a season, the decision to wait for the Milan job was a good one for you as I remember you loved being there on FM11 (I think it was?) I hoped you could improve on your first full season but can also see yo are trying to bring your own players in still and a few of these need to grow so with that in mind a slight backwards step short term isn't bad if it improves you long term.
  7. 2019 Supperatten Halfway Review It's been an impressive enough start to the season for us all in all, the big shame is we couldn't get a few more faces in to bolster the squad though. I am sure we could have been 4/5 points better off if we could have had another 2 faces come in because as soon as we have injuries and suspensions we really are down to the bare bones. In terms of bringing new faces in we're in a bit of a dilemma as we probably aren't strong enough to compete in a higher division as it stands but we probably need to go up in order to attract better players so I think we will have to aim for the promotion and hopefully go up but even then if we face a playoff Hacken look the likely side we would face at the moment so that wouldn't be an easy tie.
  8. Thankfully I have him until 2020 at least, Georgson on the other hand refuses to extend but at least I do have quite a few wingers to soften that blow
  9. Really good season so far delta, decent draw in the Europa too
  10. 2018 Superettan Review I was hoping to add more in the window but as always the majority that seem to be available either end up signing a new contract with their club or we just can't afford the wages, it is frustrating but I also know this is part of LLM on the game so we made do with what we had for the rest of the year. Results As I said in my last post I was a bit worried about our lack of form but so accepted we were in a big run of games against sides above us at the time and hoped that once those games were out of the way we could pick some points up, even so I didn't expect a run like that!!! We finished 9 places above the media prediction of 14th and 7 above my aim of 12th so even though it was a struggle I was delighted. What really helped was two players that came from the youth intake who slotted straight in to the side whom i'll post further on but also Dirawi having his best season yet and Bengtsson also chipping in with goals, it is the most obvious saying in football but having a goalscorer is invaluable so getting over 30 between the two certainly helped keep us out of trouble. On the bright side it was probably our best August to date Youth Candidates Bertilsson and Nils Georgson were godsends, straight in to the team and straight away didn't look out of place (Georgson even scored on his debut) the others are nowhere near ready for the first team but look like if I can get them game time at other clubs on loan and they do well then they may have a future too. I'll do a round up of the youth players still at the club at the end of next season as we currently have 9 in the first team squad even if some aren't regulars so i'm pretty happy that at least this part of my plan is going well even if transfers in have been frustrating. Aim for next season is pretty much the same as every other season has been so far, get another striker and CB and at least be around the same level as the previous season. One thing i'm not looking for is promotion yet, the only advantages would be going pro atm and the chance of improving facilities but on the pitch we need a bit more in terms of quality. An appearance in the group stage of the cup again would be nice but unless we are looking comfortable around the time of the game then there's no way i'm risking my best XI. Away from our division and it's been a superb season for Swedish clubs in Europe so far, AIK came out of their CL group in 2nd, Norrkoping finished 3rd in a tricky group (would have been 2nd if Genoa hadn't beat them 5-0 in the last group game), Malmo won their Europa group and Hammerby only failed to get out of their Europa group as Marseille beat them in the last game too so it is encouraging that the top flight is doing well (even though it will make things harder for me when I get there)
  11. 2018 Superettan Halfway Review Not as much done as I wanted (still no CB or striker) but the midfield and left back positions have at least been improved and a deal in place for another midfielder from Helsingborg in the next window so at least we have made a bit of progress in terms of numbers. I am slightly worried about the clubs position at the moment as we are in a run of games against teams higher up in the league which we are clearly struggling with but from game 18 in we have a good run of about 6/7 games against sides around or below us too which is a period where we have to aim for at least 10 points to have any chance of avoiding automatic relegation. We have to be really grateful for Bengtsson and Dirawi's contributions so far as things would be a lot worse without them. Aaprt from the one confirmed signing i'll still be aiming for a few more faces but not too hopeful of many more coming in with the wage budget so low
  12. @deltablue I am linked with the Sirius job, knowing your time there i've told the press i'm not interested even though the favourite Pretty much the same for any club though unless get the sack
  13. I used to think you'd improve and so only for it to mess up so I don't anymore With the other big sides (Gala apart) not looking too good there is a spot to aim for short term at least though.
  14. 2017 Season Review I am beginning to hate any transfer window as we never seem to overly improve and it's a struggle getting in anyone better at all So again it was just the three in with no loans even this time as we kept getting blown out by players. Results Consider our problems in signing players it was a big shock to see just how well we actually coped with the step up in level even with the really tough start to life we had, though I will say ignore the cup results as I hadn't realised when the group stage starts when the choice of pre season dates were announced so like a idiot I picked a 4 week pre season and all the players were on holiday and we were playing with grayed out players during those 3 games Not saying it would have made too big a difference but i'm convinced we'd not have had the 0-5's and we'd have probably done a bit better in the opening 5 league games or so if we had have had a few extra weeks so it's not a mistake i'll make again I guess! Again, we had our August blip and it cost us automatic promotion in the end but i'd have snapped your hand off for 10th at the start of the year let alone 2nd so I can't moan too much. I'll talk about the playoffs in a while once I get through our best performers... Apart from the first season when this lad stays fit he's got a half decent goal to games ratio in him but I just can't rely on him to do even 15 games a year, this is the first time in 4 seasons he's managed over 13 games and it's a shame as he does do well usually when fit. Again Delija is amongst the better performers, he doesn't score or assist a lot but he keeps us ticking over and a lot of what we do goes through him in some way. One of the original batch from the youth intake and still going strong, Westerlund performed slightly better but he's been on every end of season team so far so wanted to show that there are still others from that intake that are doing well, there's a total of seven in the first team squad from our youth intakes and 2/3 more pretty close so at least that aim in the save is paying off and just as well too as we'd be stuffed without them in all honesty. Youth Intake Only 3 good enough to sign this year, that's down to to a mixture of bump in level obviously but even when we've been getting five or six 5 star players the ones with less than a star C/A never make the move up if they aren't automatically promoted up so I was a lot stricter this year due to funds for one being tight but we also had a reduction on training and youth facilities and are only allowed a U19 manager, assistant and coach so even if there's a chance in the future for them it's unlikely to be at this club as it stands so need to keep the pick of the best to a minimum for better training, obviously a risk but unless we get another 2 coaches at each level I don't see much hope for most which is a shame as there could be potential to make a bit of money. Alnas was promoted straight to the first team squad from this lot and it shows how weak are at left back that he's been the starter there ever since. Back on to the playoffs now and for those that don't know the 2nd placed sides in the 1st division North and South play 13th and 14th from the Elite division for the right to either stay in the Elite (or Superettan if you go by it's official name) so this is how our games went As I said about the season in general earlier i'd have took 10th at the start of the season so 2nd was a shock, so to beat an albeit struggling side so convincingly is well beyond my expectations but IF Brommapojkarna also beat their higher division rivals in their playoff by the same aggregate score so maybe there isn't a massive difference to the top and bottom of both divisions (though they do have a much better squad than we do) but it does give me hope for the next season as 4 sides in the division are newly promoted and the board only expect to avoid automatic relegation and even the press expect 14th which is a place above that so we may be a little better than I give us credit for. I'd be happy with 12th and that is the aim though rather than 14th, there's some good kids at the club but we really need at least 1 CB, a CM and i'm not happy with LB as it stands (even though Alnas is an upgrade) a striker too is on my list as there's no way Dirawi will stay fit. One thing I haven't mentioned is how well the Allsvenskan has been doing in the rankings and it is currently 12th, the Superettan is 37th which considering the top flight in Serbia is only 2 places above and Serie B 4 above with Norway's top flight only 8 above our division so there's a good growth in the country with an automatic CL and Europa group place from the summer and an extra CL place for runners up and it certainly has an effect in our division as we get just over £500k from TV money over the season ourselves so hopefully it will help keep our finances in a better position. The new increase in junior coaching is another big thing for us, we are probably at the top level in the country now and we need to keep producing a few per year to survive, they don't have to be world beaters but just good enough for this level and above so I can start selling and improve facilities to make the intake even better, there's been moans so far apart from Westerlund who just signs no problem each year after I reject offers but even he is rated as a good top division player now so i'm going to be lucky to keep him more than a year at this rate even if he is here til 2019 as far as his contract says. I said at the start of the thread I wouldn't sign anything but Nordic players and i've stuck to that where it has only been Swedes so far (scouting limitations did restrict it to that anyway) but we've been allowed to scout all of Scandinavia now which might help get a bloody left back at last
  15. I'd agree with noikeee usually in terms of the aim but having read so many times how you look to be moving forward i'm not going to jinx it for you Did well to make the Europa in the end as in the previous post I didn't think you would, tricky tie against Stoke though but hopefully you can get through it