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Started on 26 October 2014 by Jason Kavanagh
Latest Reply on 26 October 2014 by Jamesg237
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Manager Bio Its True

Well were to start, I will start at the beginning why I wanted to become a Manager. As a young boy aged 7 I started to play football with my school friends Mark, Robbie Glen, And Stephen. We use to play every were in school after school, on greens and on the road. Starting off playing we were not good at all, some of my friends were quick to learn while it took me longer. But as friends we helped each other out a lot, they showed me how to do it and how to do new things. They all wanted to play up front some were Liverpool Supporters so Mark and Glen wanted to be Michael Owen. Myself and Robbie Loved Manchester United Robbie wanted to be Like Andy Cole, Me I wanted to be like Paul Scholes, just the way he passed the ball and that strike he had was just class.

So after a few months we asked are Mam’s and Dad’s if we could join a team, they all said yes and we were all so excited. Just to put on a jersey with your number on it, so we all joined the same team Cherry Orchard under 10s. There was players playing for the team who were so good but they are all a lot older than us, But Glen he was really good and after a few training sessions he started a game and scored a goal two. He was so happy about it and did not stop talking about it for the whole week. All my friends were making new friends but not me.

As the weeks went on Mark, Robbie and Stephen all started to start in the games, but not me I was on the bench. Not playing one single minute yet, I can remember Glen coming up to me and saying don’t worry you will play soon you just a little slower to pick things up. I said to glen and all my friends can use help me a little today after training, they said we can’t we were invited to go to one the players Birthday the whole team is going. Well not me I did not get an invited, I don’t think they even knew my name.

So after that things changed the next year went past and I left the team as I fell out with my friends. I did not join another team but in the summer I went to a football camp. The coach Sean Dillon asked me who I wanted to be as a player I told him Paul Scholes. So he started to teach me how to pass the ball strike it and ball control. Over the next 6 weeks that’s all we worked on, and I started to get good at it. At the end of the camp there was an awards ceremony, and to my surprise I won the most improved player in the 7 weeks, I was so happy not only that but I made some new friends, who played for a team called Dublin Bus.

So I went and I started to play for their team under 10s, I did not start games for the first year but I came on as a sub. And in the last game of the season I scored my first goal from outside the box, it felt so good I was so happy everyone jumping on me saying what a goal. After that game the managers said train hard and keep going the way you are you will be starting next year. Over the winter I trained everyday just making targets on the green out the road and trying to hit them with the ball.
Manager Bio Part 2

I have Broke this down two 3 parts

The next 6 years flew by and I was starting every game from Centre Mid, and I was made captain two. In one of our games it was the final for the cup, and I remember playing this game because I scored from 35 yards and made two assists. We won the cup 4-2, it was the clubs first cup so we were all very happy and what happened next would change my life forever. After everything was done lifting the cup and after we all got changed the manager said to be that there was a scout at the match. I said that’s great for who, he said for me.

The Scout that was at the match was from Barnsley Football club from the championship, he had given me a trail in 6 weeks I had my trip and all paid for by the club. I was so happy my family was so happy, my old friends seen me and said how did you get that, maybe they were seeing things. Over the next 6 weeks I trained hard every day to ready. Pushing myself to the max, 8 hours a day I would go. So the day came and as I got on the plan I felt I can do this, this is my moment.

As I got to the training complex, I seen there was at least another 20 kids there, all from Ireland after a talk with the coach the first team manager game out Viv Anderson at the time. He told us that only 5 players if they were good enough would be signed for the youth program. I could not believe that I had a chance to do this. It was on for a week and the first day went by great it was just passing and moving and a little match at the end, I was on the losing team.

The next four days were tough with running and fitness, I never gave up and just kept going, on the 2nd last day we had a match against the youth team, I was picked and made captain. We were in the 60th minute I think and as I went to pass a long ball a tackle came in and took the ball and my knee, I never felt pain like. I was brought to the hospital and I ripped ligaments and dislocated my knee and also there was some muscle damage. I was gutted the doctor said it would be a year out tring to get the leg back.

Over the year I could do nothing so I just started kicking the ball with my bad foot my left one, and over time I got better and better with it. At 15 and in a cast being able to do nothing. I then got a call from Barnsley manager Viv Anderson; he wanted to see how I was and how long was in the cast for. I said another 6 weeks and then I have to take it slow, he said that I was the 1st person he had picked to join the clubs youth team. And that when I am fit enough for another trail to give him a call.

So as another half a year went and my trying to get back fit, my knee became sore again so I went to the doctors. After having it looked at the doctor said that the Muscle was not healing fully and what he was trying to say is you can’t play football again. On the way home I remember crying I was so upset it’s all I wanted do all my life and now it’s taking away from me. What am I meant to do now?
Manager Bio Part 3

Over the next couple of years I tried to play football just going and training back with Dublin Bus. At the age of 20 I knew I was not going to be able to play again, so I stared helping the manager out. At least this way I was never away from the game, I helped the team as much as I could and after two years the manager said why don’t you get your badges.

So after thinking about what the manager said I said yes I will do it. So over the next 4 years I worked on getting them and I did, I so young and having them did not do much as clubs don’t want young managers not even in the Sunday league. So I helped out Dublin Bus again. It was fun and I learnt a lot from the manager of the team.

(This is not true) So at the age of 26 now I moved to England to try find some work, I handed my cvs out every were just to work in a club would be great. Days went by weeks and even months and I heard noting, until that day and what I day. I got a phone call from a club saying they were looking for a young manager to take the club forward.

I could not believe it I got an interview, I need this job I have no many left and have been asked to leave my apartment. The interview is in 3 days and we hope you can come and tell us what you can bring to the club and the team. Over the next 3 days I just worked on my speech and what I was going to say, I had to leave my mark, I had to make them remember me .
The Interview

As I make my way to Boreham Wood, I know that it’s going be a hard interview. As I wait in the waiting room, I am greeted by the chairman Danny Hunter. Please come in, as I make my way in and take a seat, just like that the interview starts some of the questions he asked me I think I did ok with them.

Danny Hunter
Jason Thank you for coming today, lets jump straight in. I want to take Boreham to the next level, what can you do to make this happen.

Well Mr Hunter, what you get with me is I always give 110% what I would want to do is be given time to build the team I want, and I believe can take us forward. I also want o use youth players I feel that there would be hidden gems if they are given the chance.

Danny Hunter
Ok we would give you the time, but we would still need the results. Can you promise results?

To be honest no I can’t as I don’t know the team yet, you would be mad to see if someone can promise to win the league our the cup. It will all go on what I can do with the team and youth. I can promise you that you will see a new team an attacking team with youth and experience mixing.

Danny Hunter
That’s fine, one last thing we don’t have a lot of money so I won’t be able to give you money to buy players would this be a problem.

To be honest that’s not what I wanted to hear, but there is a free market out there and I am sure they are great players on it. I would have to use that to build what I think can help the team and push forward.

Danny Hunter
Thanks for coming out today Jason, I will give you answer soon as the season starts in 4 weeks.

As I left the room I don’t know if I did enough, I was honest with him but was I two honest. I believe that given time I could change the team and move them up. I just hope that Mr Hunter see’s that and gives me a chance.
Maybe some more imagery to add a bit of variety of the posts? Either way, great start and good luck.

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