Hello dear friends, it’s time to prepare my Motormen for League One! We did pretty well last season, finished second in League Two and got promoted, but I admit that I would have wanted to grab the title. Anyway, we got promoted and that was another step in our journey from the lowest league to the top of English football. There’s still a long way to go though and League One will be an important hurdle in our path towards glory.
As expected the board didn’t expect more than a scrappy relegation battle. I told them that we can grab a top half finish and they handed me a transfer budget (yay!) of 35,000 pounds and a nice weekly wage budget of 23,500 pounds. I was quite satisfied with those figures, no complaints.
The promotion odds were published and there was nothing surprising there, everybody sees Vauxhall Motors finishing last. They should learn from past mistakes though, we always were predicted to finish last and… you know the outcome! ;)
Before signing new players and staff my main concern was to improve the club’s assets, the pitch and the training facilities. The board finally had enough money to grant my requests so we will play on a perfect pitch at Rivacre Park! The training facilities will be improved for the first time since I took charge and that’s a big step forward.
And now let’s move to the juicy part: the transfers! You might remember me saying that I won’t bring in too many players this time. Well, I couldn’t resist! I brought in 16 new players, five of them on season-long loan deals and three of them for the future (they have already been loaned out to other teams to help their development). Six players were sold and I’m happy to say that we even got some money from two sales, 130K for Fraser Kerr and 10K for Julius Gombala. As you can notice we made only free transfers again and most of the loan players are also free, no wage contributions from us (except one player).
Now let me present you the squad, step by step.
I did try to find a new goalkeeper but since there were no appealing targets I decided to keep Martin Hansen for another season and James Dunn as a backup.
Jacob Hronec remains at the club for another season but he will have to face tough competition from this new kid I brought in, 18-year old Ken Harris. He joined us from Manchester United and although he is not very quick I believe that he is a good prospect given his mental attributes. His stamina should also prove to be quite important during the busy period of the season.
This department was totally revamped because I found two much better left back than the ones I had. My first choice is 20-year old Alex Billington, a former Blackburn player with great speed, determination and also with pretty good technical skills.
Billington will have to compete for a first team spot with 18-year old Grant Baddeley, a former Manchester United player who seems to be a quick lad with superb mental attributes. I think that this one could become one of the club’s top players in a year or two.
I wanted to bring in just one more centre back since we already had Daniel Pappoe, Derrick Williams and Oliver Nicholas. First I wanted to bring in an experienced defender but when I received a scout report on Mervin Simon I didn’t have to look further, I signed him instantly. He is a former Arsenal player and all my staff members believe that he could become a good Premier League defender in the future. I surely hope they are right :)
The squad presentation continues, go to the next page to see our midfielders and strikers!
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