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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:45 am
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1st February 2018

The window comes and goes with literally nothing to report. We still have Oggesen which is good (for me, if not for the board).
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:38 pm
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18th March 2018

A run of seven defeats in ten league games has, unsurprisingly, seen us drop out of the playoff spots.


Ten more to go...
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:53 pm
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21st March 2018

Hopefully this will be enough to put an end to our awful run: a 2-0 win over 2nd-placed Fremad Amager.



The performance is as pleasing if not more so than the result; restricting them to just one shot on target is very good. The 12 away fans must be gutted.

We leapfrog Fremad and climb into 2nd ourselves. Nine left to play.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:54 pm
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15th April 2018

We've dropped back down the table and are currently three points behind the playoff places with five games left to play. Some big results needed but we'll have to do it without Oggesen, who looks like he'll miss the rest of the season.

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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:35 pm
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6th May 2018

The poor results keep coming but a 0-0 has seen us sneak back into the playoff spots with two games left to play. Going right down to the wire.


The next match could decide everything; we play HB Køge, the side immediately below us, also on 46 points.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:21 pm
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20th May 2018


Our capitulation culminated in a 3-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Aarhus Fremad on the final day. We were appallingly bad and matters weren't helped by a first-half red card. Disappointingly after so much early season promise, the final league table sees us down in 7th.


'Danmarks Radio' sum it up well:


I don't know what happened in the second half of the season, but we won 11 of our first 19 games then only 3 of our remaining 14.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:30 pm
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21st May 2018



My contract was due to expire in just over a month, but no point hanging around waiting for that; I am saying goodbye to FC Fredericia.


I leave with this record:


The next club I manage at will have to be more financially secure than Fredericia because I want the club to fund some of my coaching badges (and because the novelty of managing a team with no money at all has worn off). I'm not sure where I'll be looking for work yet but I'll make some changes to the playable leagues in the database. More on that to follow...
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:33 pm
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22nd May 2018


I ended up deciding not to add any more leagues to the database; I feel my next job should stay within Europe and I have a good variety of leagues loaded. I have, however, deleted some leagues which I have no interest in working in for my next job - for some this is because I feel they'd be a step down from the Danish second tier, and for some it's just not what I fancy at the moment. Removing some unnecessary leagues will hopefully speed the game up if only slightly.

The leagues I removed were:

Bosnia & Herzegovina (1st & 2nd)
Bulgaria (2nd)
Denmark (1st & 2nd)
Finland (2nd)
Israel (2nd)
Serbia (2nd)
Switzerland (1st & 2nd)
Ukraine (2nd)

The leagues I still have available to me, therefore, are:

Austria (1st & 2nd)
Belgium (1st & 2nd)
Bulgaria (1st)
Czech Rep. (1st & 2nd)
Finland (1st)
Greece (1st & 2nd)
Israel (1st)
Norway (1st & 2nd)
Poland (1st & 2nd)
Romania (1st & 2nd)
Russia (1st & 2nd)
Serbia (1st)
Sweden (1st & 2nd)
Turkey (1st & 2nd)
Ukraine (1st)

At this stage I particularly fancy Turkey, Greece, Romania, Poland or maybe Israel; we'll see what jobs come up though.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:13 pm
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14th June 2018

Applied for a job with Ahi Nazareth, who have just finished 2nd in the Israeli second tier and will therefore be in the top flight next season. Was invited for an interview.



21st June 2018

My interview was unsuccessful, which I'm pretty gutted about as that was an exciting opportunity.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:37 pm
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3rd July 2018


My next job will be in the Russian second division with FC Fakel Voronezh.


I see my exploits in the Danish second tier are not enough to make me more than 'an unknown Norwegian' yet. 

Fakel are a mid-table side in the Football National League; last season they finished 8th (out of 20). Their previous manager then retired from football, hence the vacancy. As far as I can tell they've only been in the top flight for four seasons in their 71-year history. So, while my immediate objective set by the board for the coming season is a top-half finish (the season starts in two weeks), it would be good if in the medium-term I could aim to take them up.

The finances at Fakel are 'secure', which is two steps up from the 'insecure' finances at Fredericia (incidentally I had three job interviews and all of them asked me why I'd managed the finances so badly at Fredericia...... it was not my fault that that club had no money!). This is exciting because a) the Fakel board have already agreed to fund my Continental C License coaching badge, and b) I have money to spend!!

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