Monday, June 24, 2013

The Road to Foot to Ball Glory (Part 2)

As Tamworth settled in to the idea of being back in Blue Square North, a lot of changes were made to the squad. The board decided to drop back to being a semi-pro team and dropped the budget from $12k to $10k. Every player who had a contract up for renewal had to be released on a free, because they all demanded more than the club was willing to pay them. That left me with a squad of about 6 players and a month to build some form of team to field this upcoming season. Luckily those that had contracts lasting past the just finished season were some of the best players on the team, so a nucleus was there to form something decent for BSN.

I proceeded to scour the listings for any deals possible, and signed a number of players, and even got a couple decent players on loan for the season. I am still a couple grand under budget so I have some space to work with. We played 4 friendlies going 0-1-3. We drew against a BSP team, lost to 2 non-league teams and lost to Leyton Orient of League 1.

The season started with a game against Cambridge City, which we won. So we started things off on the right foot in BSN. The fans aren't too broken up about the moves made with the squad during the offseason, so if the team can gel together and make a respectable showing this year I might even avoid being sacked. It remains to be seen how this all will affect my reputation as a manager.

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