Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 42 – Mid Sussex Football Division Two

Now it has been a while since any posts and firstly I apologise for that, I’ve been incredibly busy unfortunately

But anyway, progress has been made in the meantime and Mid Sussex Football Division Two has been and gone, and here’s how… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 42 – Mid Sussex Football Division Two

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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

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

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 38 – Big News

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Big news indeed, and also news for which it remains to be seen if it is good or bad.

And just to build the suspense a little more, I’d say that the event has occurred earlier in the timeline of this club… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 38 – Big News

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 37 -Mid Sussex League Div. 5

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Another season, another league and this time it’s the Mid Sussex Football League Division Five.

For the sake of an introduction, I’ll say that it has been another good season for us and the board are once again happy enough to keep us in the job. And now without further ado, I’ll get into the slightly finer details of the season… Continue reading Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 37 -Mid Sussex League Div. 5

Pub Team to Manager’s Dream Part 36 – We’re Back!

 

First of all, I apologise for not posting in such a long time, things got really busy unfortunately. But I’m back now and ready to get rattling through some promotions, so let’s get on with it…

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Pub Team to Manager’s Dream – Your Stories

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Recently I’ve heard of a few other people doing a similar challenge to this one, and everyone’s story has been so different, with different players, different tactics, different choices etc.

So this got me thinking, I’d like to hear your stories and journey from similar challenges, maybe with the exact same team or with a different one. So if you are doing a similar challenge, please feel free to use this post to comment and update me and everyone else on your progress and let us know your story.

I look forward to hearing about your triumphs, toils, key players and the history you’re making for your club…

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 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