My First Day
So after my press conference was over it was time to get the show on the road. Now the press conference was not what I expected, only two sources of media showed up for the event. Boy was I upset, I know we're as good as we were in the past but wouldn't you believe that a 26 year old getting a head-coaching job with one of the best if not the best club in the country.
So after that disappointment it was time to get down to business. I meet with the players and they seemed pretty iffy about me getting the job. After I explained about my goals and visions they thought I was all nuts. One player told me this was not a video game. So after that so-so introduction it was time for her first friendly. Wow these guys really suck I sent myself, thank fuck the reserve squad is good enough to win the reserve division this year. A 0-0 draw was very unacceptable.
Now comes something really good. I was handed a list by our chief Scout, that pertained over 100 players that were available for free and would be willing to possibly take a pay cut to play here. The one person I really was looking for was a goalkeeper. I found a really good 26 year old thanks to the list. The name is Julio Cesar of Brazil. Now another player I found was a guy named Carlton Cole. Yes that is right the one, the only Carlton Cole. I got the phone and called him and his agent immediately. After about an hour of going back and forth on contracts, he finally caved in and signed. Sadly things feel through in the last minute.
Now it was time to find a few clubs to play preseason friendly's with. My biggest issue was conditioning but knowing we have a very important season ahead of us, we need to be prepared. We will be facing clubs from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The teams I contacted and said yes are Sharno Santos, Phoenix FC, Donegal Celtic, NFC Kesh, Distillery and Newtown Rangers.
These matches could go either way for the club. I'm hoping we have really good results and not any massive ass kicking's that go against us. Hopefully by August we will be ready for league play. Hopefully we can win a few more games than the club did last year and make Europe once again. While I would like the one league, but realistically there's no chance in hell. I will settle with fourth-place since that will get me into a European competition. With the two cups I feel we should make it pretty far and hopefully make the quarterfinals of both competitions.