Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 19 – Season 2 Cup Finals

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I’m struggling to see a way of building any further suspense for the results of each of the cups so I’m just going to make this a good news post to finish the season off… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 19 – Season 2 Cup Finals

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Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 18 – Season 2 Back End & Conclusion

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In the last post you saw that the start of season two, our first season in Mid Sussex Football League Division 9, has been a good one. We were leading the league going into the second half of the season and it was ours to lose But now we’ll find out if we did indeed throw it all away over the last set of matches or if we held our nerve and gained a second successive promotion… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 18 – Season 2 Back End & Conclusion

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 17 -Bit of Bad News

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Providing the board haven’t decided to do anything stupid financially or we’ve had an argument and have been given the sack, there’s only one obvious category for bad news to fall into.

Yes it’s back to the good old amateur contracts causing trouble again.

Time to take your bets as to who it is this time. The clue is that it is of course someone who was beginning to be a prominent player and was mentioned in the last post… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 17 -Bit of Bad News

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 16 – Season 2 Begins

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After all the chaos of the summer transfer window, we did manage to still have a squad even though there are only a few players who will be remembered from last season. Despite this, the board have still been very down to Earth with their expectations for the coming season… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 16 – Season 2 Begins

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 15 – Replacements

2062002591You will have seen from the last post that a huge number of players left the club over the summer to chase their dreams at higher levels and that means that we’ve had to bring in a huge number of replacements, and for reasons I will go into deeper in a separate tips and tricks post, this may turn out to be fairly good in terms of squad personality.

But anyway, on to the new faces… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 15 – Replacements

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 14 – Has The Looting Finished yet?

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Before I go on and into more detail on our transfer window, I’m going to invite you to take a guess at how many players we have lost to bigger clubs over this transfer period. As I am writing this we are actually in November and players on amateur contracts can be signed at any point during the extended free transfer period. So how many do you think have gone? Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 14 – Has The Looting Finished yet?

Pub Team to manger’s Dream Part 13 – A Flurry of Transfer Bids…

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…for our best players. Is the ending to the sentence in the post title.

As I predicted earlier on in the season, many of our players have been subject to bids from bigger and mostly semi-professional teams with their attractive wage paying contracts.

So here is the news on that up to this point… Continue reading Pub Team to manger’s Dream Part 13 – A Flurry of Transfer Bids…

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 12 -Season 1 Finances

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In the last post I wrote a small paragraph on finances in leagues that are at such a low level as the one we are currently in and I will expand on that paragraph in a whole separate tips & tricks post so look out for that.

But in this post, I will just go into a bit more detail specifically about the first seasons finances here at Keymer & Hassocks FC… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 12 -Season 1 Finances

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 11 – Screenshots from End of Season Reviews & Awards

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The end of season review e-mails have just arrived and the end of season awards night has taken place (I bet Elliot Hogan had a fair few to drink) and they actually make for quite interesting reading and viewing… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 11 – Screenshots from End of Season Reviews & Awards

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 10 – What About The Cup?

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You will have seen on the schedule screenshot in the last post that we won in the Tester Challenge Cup Semi-Final 6-2 against Fairwarp II, which in itself was a great results and a great game. But it also put us into the Final, which was an even better spectacle if a bit tense to watch… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 10 – What About The Cup?