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

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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

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 20 – Season 2 Review & Awards Plus Transfer Beginnings

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You’ve already seen that we have had another successful season but to tie things of nicely, I’ll present the end of season review and the end of season player awards for the 2016/16 season… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 20 – Season 2 Review & Awards Plus Transfer Beginnings

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

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?