So I began my work by searching for staff members, money weren't really a problem, the biggest problem was to convice someone to come in the second league of China, to convince someone that you have a great plan and huge ambitions to become the greatest team. At the end, I can say that I am pelased with the staff I have and I am sure that we will do together a great job!
Preseason - results & performances
After I finished creating my staff team, we had to find players to suit our style of play, we had to find valuable players and to respect the transfer rules. Here, in the second league of China are some very odd rules: you cannot have more than 3 foreign players in the squad and in the first transwer window you cannot buy more then 5 over 21 players. In the second transfer window you can buy only 2 over 21 players.Also, in China, the season starts in March and ends in
We worked night and day and we maanegd to create a very good team, finding very good young players that you will meet at the team presentation that would be hold before the start of the league.
In the frist friendly we met Beijing, on of the best teams from China. they have players like Kanoute (ex Sevilla), Joffre Guerron or Andre lima... so I didn't expect a thing from this game. But the boys surprised me, they played great, a very solid performance, ensuring us a draw, a great way to boost our morale!
In the second friendly we faced our Reserve team. Ok, I was expecting a win, but not at this margin. The 8-1 score reflects the great performance, 49 shots in a game is very hard to achieve, even agains a very weak team. I didn't expect the players to adapt so quickly with the tactics and to merge together.
In the third match we faced Zhongji and again, the players playd perfectly.Johnny Woodly is clearly our heart, our engine, our brain, our most important player!
Hebei Youth - the team we faced in our last friendly of the preseason. The boys did what they know best, they won with a solid game, again having a lot of shots!
So, as the preseason looks, we are ready for the new season! Soon will be the team presentation so stay tuned!