Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 40 – Mid Sussex Football League Div. 4 Conclusion

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First of all, thankfully the big step of becoming a semi-professional club taken by the board has not affected the teams achievement for this season. Which follows from the fact that it seems like our current crop of players aren’t too greedy. Because the offers have been flying in and whilst there has been a few departures which have been posted, a massive percentage of offers have been rejected. It remains to be seen if this is the case over the next few seasons where the players realise that they could be offered appearance fees from us now.

Anyway, most importantly how did we fare this season… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 40 – Mid Sussex Football League Div. 4 Conclusion

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Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 35 – Season 5

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So we arrive at the beginning of yet another new season in yet another new league. Although as every new league has been one higher up the structure, there will be no complaints on that front.

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Even though the friendly fixture performances fizzled out just as we came to the start of the competitive matches, we still managed to get of to a very good start to The Mid Sussex Football League Division 6 with five consecutive wins. And all in all the first half of the season has gone more or less to plan. There were few matches that turned out to be closer than I would’ve liked in the early rounds of the cups but the final scores are all that matters in the cups, and as we’re still in the hat for each of the cups, everything is still very much okay.

Some matches in focus

vs. East Grinstead Meads (Smmerville Cup): Great performance for the first competitive match this campaign. We were massively dominant with 60% – 40& possession and 18 shots to their 2 shots stats. Strikers Harvey Bradbury and Jacob Bell got off to scoring starts to the season with 1 and 2 goals respectively and right midfielder Jack Ball completed the scoring.

vs. Maresfield Village: Scoring opened apparently by an own goal from their goalkeeper but it was really more of a deflection from some 6 yard box mayhem. Their equaliser came as a bit of a shock in the 55th minute as we were firmly in control. And there was some great late drama as Jayden Antwi-Nyame won it for us in the 87th minute with a fantastic long range goal from nearly 40 yards out.

So also another strong start to another season and only one real spanner in the works which comes again in the form of players on amateur contracts being tempted away from the club. Just in case you couldn’t guess what the spanner in the works would be by now. As you have seen, it hasn’t knocked the team off their stride but nevertheless, next time I will reveal which players have had their heads turned and are off to pastures new…

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 32 – Season 4 Cups

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It’s becoming a given each year that we reach all of the cup finals, and I certainly hope that this continues for many years to come. So without further ado, let’s get into the matter of this years cup finals and their outcomes… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 32 – Season 4 Cups

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

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 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 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?