So, "new" Manager, new season. And a whole new approach. First off I went through the Staff room and revamped it, upgrading our training system and giving it a few more stars by signing new coaches.
Next up we have the new tactical system for the upcoming season; Sean's was probably a bit too avant garde
for the League Two, and I'm more comfortable with this tactic since I used it in my Leeds game.
As you can see Merida's going to have a crucial role on the left, with Elkram still being essential on the center, supporting Kevin Phillips who has been great so far, despite the age.
Speaking of age, the club has taken a new direction concerning players. We have signed great, but young talent; and disposed of a few golden oldies. Some retired, some were simply let go, some are on the transfer list. This is our activity on the transfer market so far:
Still quite below the 5M given by the board for the new season (at the ambitious proposal of a top-half finish.)
The three new players brought in were as follows:
From Man Utd, a great youngster who hopefully will take control of the midfield as our box-to-box.
As another backup for the important midfield role, we have
Brought from Chelsea as a good prospect, we'll see if he can be useful.
As we desperately needed to re-enforce the right side of the defence (Colin Wilde and Dale Bennett are very young and not so good).
Now, the pre-season is done and these were the results. Fairly good ones considering the closeness of the games and the change in tactics/players. We got West Brom in the first round of the Carling Cup, which could be better, but we'll see.
So, all in all, a good start in the pre-season, still too early to really have any idea, and we still must dive in the transfer market (I've tried all sorts of deals for great youngsters but the reputation of club/league is very poor). We really need a goalkeeper and possibly another winger.