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.
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
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
You 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.
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?