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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:35 pm
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22nd May 2017

Here's the final league table.


Frustratingly we drew the final game of the season 1-1 against one of the weakest sides in the league, and had we won that we actually would have made the playoffs. But it was only ever about avoiding relegation this season, and we finished well clear of the drop so I'm very pleased. 


Interestingly, in the 21 games under my management we averaged 1.86 points per game, and if you extrapolate that over a 33-game season, that's 61 points - the same number that the league winners ended up on. If we can keep that form up next season there's no reason why we shouldn't be aiming for promotion.


I think I'll stay at Fredericia for the whole of next season, unless we're getting nowhere near promotion in which case my eye may start wandering abroad a bit earlier.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:06 pm
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28th May 2017

Potential spanner in the works here as the financial pressures on the club have seen us lose our professional status.


It's also going to be a real struggle for me to bring anyone in/hold onto my current good players as the board are asking for a dramatic reduction in wage expenditure. 


I'll stick around for now and embrace the challenge, but I'm not sure how long it'll be for. I've been offered a contract extension which I've turned down, although I do still have a year left on my current deal.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:20 pm
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1st July 2017

Just tried to sign a left-back on a free; my first choice left-back from last season was on loan, and I released my second choice for having a high wage and being crap. This new guy I wanted to sign isn't particularly good and had very reasonable wage demands of €450 a week but the board won't let me offer him more than....... €55 a week. Guess I'm sticking with the squad I've got that can barely fill a bench...
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:57 pm
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2nd September 2017

The club's in pretty serious financial trouble so we're very dependent on loan signings. The window's just closed and all five of the additions to my squad are loanees who require a 0% wage contribution.


We're handling it okay, sitting in 5th in the table (at this early stage) and having beaten two lower league sides so far to advance to the third round of the cup.


The main thing I did this summer was hire Brede Hangeland as my assistant. He's actually very good, maybe we can form a bond that sees him follow me round the world from job to job.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:18 pm
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30th September 2017

Despite the financial troubles, we're doing really well on the pitch. We've just had our best result yet:


Køge were unbeaten in eight games before today!

The win has seen us move into top spot:

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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:32 pm
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3rd October 2017

Testament to our all-round team performance in that 5-0 win is the fact that the league's Team of the Week is made up entirely of our players, lol.

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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:26 pm
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16th October 2017

Today marks one year since I took charge at Fredericia. My record in that time:


From the relegation zone to top of the table in a year.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:15 pm
27th November 2017

Time now for the long winter break. We've had some bad form lately, losing five of the last seven games (one of which saw us knocked out of the domestic cup), and have dropped to 2nd but thankfully not any lower.


Still no draws this season!
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:06 am
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1st January 2018

As the transfer window opens, I obviously won't be able to sign anyone myself but am anticipating the potential departure of Andreas Oggesen, who I have previously labelled 'our best player'. Apparently Lleida Esportiu in the Spanish second division are interested in him, and presumably we'd have to accept any bid for financial reasons. Even if we do sell him I doubt I'll be able to replace him as the board are currently only giving me 10% of transfer fees received.

Another issue is the number of players whose contracts are due to expire in six months:


This is an issue because we can't afford to offer them contracts that match or even come close to their current wages, so they (presumably) won't renew. It would cause major disruption if they were all to leave; Ege, Miikkelsen and Letort are all definite starters at the moment, while Nymand and Fredsted probably start about half the time. 

I guess the hope has to be that we can clinch promotion, receive a financial boost from that, and then can renew some of those contracts before the start of next season. If we miss out on promotion it could hit the club really hard, losing all those first team players and having very little money to replace them; I'm sure it would be a struggle for them to stay in the division next season. Wouldn't be my problem though, because my contract's due to expire in six months too so if we do miss out on promotion then I'll be fucking off and all.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:10 am
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2nd January 2018


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