Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 30 – Season 4 Conclusion

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After another great start to a league season, we found ourselves sitting top of the table once again, with only one loss in ten matches. Although we had some breathing room after this first half of the season, we still had to continue to perform in order to gain promotion by winning the league like the board expects of us… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 30 – Season 4 Conclusion

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Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 29 – Season 4 Kicks Off

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After managing to retain all of our best players and most of our players generally for the first time, we were in a great position going into the fourth season and were ready to take the Mid Sussex League Division 7 by storm. But first we had to make a good job of the preseason in order to perfect the preparations… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 29 – Season 4 Kicks Off

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 28 – Start of Season 4 Transfer Update & Expectations

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Last time out I showed you that so far our squad hadn’t been decimated by bigger clubs snapping up our players from their amateur contracts, for once. And actually, compared to previous seasons it has carried on that way and although we have lost a few players which I am about to show, we have managed to keep a very decent squad together mostly… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 28 – Start of Season 4 Transfer Update & Expectations

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 27 – Season 3 Awards & Transfers Update

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After another successful season, we reach the last club event before the players and some of the staff go away for their annual holiday period. That event is of course the players awards evening for the season… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 27 – Season 3 Awards & Transfers Update

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 26 – Season 3 Cups

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It’ll be no surprise when I remind you that the board had set us the objective to win all three cups (as well as the league) this season… again.

So after comfortably achieving our aims in the league again this season and achieving promotion by winning the league, did we continue ticking the boxes for the cup competitions… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 26 – Season 3 Cups

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 25 – Season 3 Conclusion

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Even though the first half of this season brought about our first loss in any competitive match, it has nevertheless been another good start. We were still sat at the top of the table, in great position for promotion but it remains to be seen whether or not we maintained the performance levels and held our nerve to see out the task… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 25 – Season 3 Conclusion

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 24 – Terrible Headlines, Great For Us

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I’m sure over the course of your own managerial journeys and stories, you’ve seen your fair share of odd newspaper clippings and headlines in your inbox. I know I’ve seen a few but this season at Keymer and Hassocks FC, we seem to have picked up a few players that are giving the journalists a field day creating cheesy headlines… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 24 – Terrible Headlines, Great For Us

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 23 – Season 3 Begins

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After back to back promotions, we find ourselves playing in the Mid Sussex League Division 8 in our third season. Although there is no discernible difference in the reputations of the leagues at this level, it does signal our good progress towards becoming a more important team in the scheme of the beautiful game.

So without any further revelry, let’s see how the preseason and first half of season 3 has been going… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 23 – Season 3 Begins

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 22 – More Transfers and Season 3 Expectations

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The board have informed us of what is expected of us for this season and once again they aren’t giving us an easy ride, which is fine, we have big ambitions anyway. But it also means that they give us no room for slip ups either… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 22 – More Transfers and Season 3 Expectations

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 21 – Coaching Skills Progress

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I’ve meant to post this update or news for quite a while now, but I keep getting carried away with the football itself. However I have been improving my coaching ability through the coaching badge system which hopefully will be of use to our players and help them develop. This may be more noticeable when we go for semi-professional and professional status as we be able to get the players on part time or full time contracts where they will be training much more than on amateur contracts. But my reason for trying to get through the coaching badges this early on is Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 21 – Coaching Skills Progress