Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 41 – Mid Sussex Football League Div. 3

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We are now flying through the seasons and flying up the English league system and with no real problems or stumbling blocks. Which is very good in the sense that we have a long way and a lot of promotions to go before we reach a league with any notoriety. It is also good thing that the tactics aren’t requiring much adjustment to maintain our success as we climb the divisions and we certainly haven’t needed a big change of style. So my original analysis and decisions where pretty suitable for the lower leagues but I am rather itching for chances to stretch my managerial skills a bit more and have to adapt to better teams & new styles of play.

But anyway Mid Sussex Football League Division 3, what happened… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 41 – Mid Sussex Football League Div. 3

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Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 34 – End of Season 4 Transfer Update

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Last season we actually managed to hold on to the majority of our players during the transfer period for the first time, and we didn’t really lose a key player at all until further into the season. But can that particular feat repeat itself this season… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 34 – End of Season 4 Transfer Update

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 33 – Season 4 Awards and Some Interesting News

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So after another successful season here at Keymer and Hassocks F.C, we arrive at the well earned end of season awards night. Some players will get awards, others will just get drunk, but let’s find out… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 33 – Season 4 Awards and Some Interesting News

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 31 – An Odd Transfer

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Now, losing players to bigger, more reputable clubs has been a recurring and slightly annoying feature of our time at this club. But it is at least understandable why a player would leave given the opportunity to play at a higher level and maybe even earn some wages. One of our long serving players, however, had a different attitude towards his career direction it seems… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 31 – An Odd Transfer

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