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[FM14] Doing It Down Under! v2.0

Started on 25 July 2014 by Feliks / First Post
Latest Reply on 24 November 2014 by Feliks / Last Post
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Topsy turvy, but you're third and Carl Valeri is in form, good stuff!
Jack Thanks, hopefully I can improve some more

Griffo Me too :)

joethequin So stoked about getting him!

squirmy420 Thanks man! :D

Ducksworthh Me too Duck, nice attacking brand of football

Neal :-X oh you flatter me Nealao :P

Walter I just need to break the inconsistency now, and keep Valeri in his top form


Reports coming out of the Newcastle Jets seem to suggest that Polish Ekstraklasa club Pogon Szczescin have offered manager Sean-Paul Lodovico an interview to take over their vacant managerial role. In a recent interview, Lodovico stated his desire to manage in Europe and especially in homeland Poland but it remains to be seen whether or not the highly regarded rookie manager will leave his post after such a short time.

Pogon Szcescin have struggled so far this season, currently languishing in 13th after 18 games, and some stability is need for them to rise back up the table. Meanwhile, the Newcastle Jets are currently in 3rd under Lodovico’s management and look to be strong contenders for the title.

Lodovico has so far refused to comment on the matter, but Jets fans are hoping he stays with the club despite his ambitions to manage in Europe. Pogon fans would like to see a cool head in charge of their struggling team and believe Lodovico to be a strong candidate.
it's your pathway to the big time - take the job!
interesting club, Poland is an interesting nation to manage in to,

will you take it?
Noooo...don't leave HESKEY TIME behind D:

November- Inconsistency Prevails

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Adam Taggart scored an unlikely goal this month

We yet again won 1, drew 1 and lost 1 in another topsy turvy month. This time unfortunately the league was a lot better and we paid for our inconsistency by dropping to 6th. Let’s have a look at the month in more detail.


We continued our fine form with a 3-1 win over the Perth Glory, tarnished by 1 unfortunate incident. The first half was very idle, save for a 3 week injury to Emile Heskey. His substitute Joey Gibbs scored after half time, giving us the advantage and Andrew Hoole doubled it just 6 minutes later. However, Taylor Regan’s attempted clearance ended up tripping Chris Harold in the box on 54 minutes, and Harold didn’t fail to disappoint from the spot. With the score at 2-1 and the game into its later stages, Hoole took a corner late and Nick Cowburn and Perth striker Marin Kovacic tussled for the header inside the box. Unluckily for Kovacic, he headed it the wrong way- straight into his net.
Positives Another great attacking game
Negatives Unnecessary penalty


Looking to continue our good form, we travelled to Adelaide to play our rivals, the Reds, who had been our bogey team throughout the save. But instead of a good win to keep us on our travels, we succumbed to a game plan that had been our trademark last season- attack early then sit back. Peter Drager received the ball in the box and although he didn’t have much room, he turned and shot wildly into the top left corner, putting us behind after just 8 minutes. Losing Heskey to injuries and Rascic to international duty meant that we didn’t have a big presence up forward and struggled to get back into the game.
Positives It was a battling effort at least, against the Reds who mastered us tactically
Negatives No Heskey, no Jets it seems and Taggart just didn’t cut it up front.


Our next game against the Brisbane Roar was a good chance to get a win back, but we sadly failed to assert ourselves on the match. In the 13th minute, a perfect Andrew Hoole cross found Adam Taggart who scored his first goal for the year, but the Roar equalised 14 minutes later and dominated the match from there, meaning we had no chance to get the win. It meant we fell to 6th and continued or inconsistency.

Our next match was against- hang on. Wait a sec. It seems I have an urgent message…..

Join me next time for the rest of November, with a big twist included!
Urgent message? Please we need the rest - don't leave us hanging :p. But anyway the first game was good, but you need to be getting the results more consistently, nevertheless another great update.
Oooh, nice cliffhanger!! :D is it about the job?
BIG TWIST!!!! EXCITED!
CLIFFHANGER...DUNDUNDUN
Nice month, I reckon you should go for it!
Love the style of the monthly updates, must take you ages to write!
xander The cliffhanger will be over soon :P

Walter ;)

Griffo YELLING! EXCITED AS WELL!

Ducksworthh :))

joethequin We'll just have to wait and see

MrJK Doesn't take too long, but thanks for the appreciation! :D

Jets Board Disappointed With Lodovico’s Training Absence

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Newcastle Jets chairman and owner Nathan Tinkler, above, has expressed his disappointment in manager Sean-Paul Lodovico as he failed to attend a training session this morning. Lodovico is believed to have been attending a job interview with Polish club Pogon, whose officials had made the trip to Australia earlier this week.

Tinkler spoke out to the Sydney Morning Herald, stating that-

It’s disappointing to see Sean-Paul’s lack of commitment to the club. Even with all these rumours floating around regarding the Pogon job, he should be firmly focused on the task at hand which is bringing the team into a successive Grand Final.

The Jets currently sit in 6th position and Lodovico is a very highly regarded manager in Australia after his team rose up the table and into a Grand Final, eventually losing on penalties to Sydney FC. However, Lodovico has stated his desire to manage in Europe and especially Poland so one cannot blame him for passing up a great opportunity to move.

Pogon directors Jaroslaw Mroczek and Artur Kaluzny confirmed that they had travelled to Australia in the past week, and conducted a manager interview with Sean-Paul Lodovico this morning. The Polish club is currently 13th in the Ekstraklasa and are targeting Lodovico as a young, cool-headed manager able to bring new ideas to the table.

Despite Tinkler’s and Pogon’s ambitions, the final decision will be Lodovico’s and although he has desires to manage in Poland, he has built up quite a reputation with the Jets and earned the fans’ and players’ respect. Whether or not he will move will be confirmed in the coming days.

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