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An Albanian Adventure

Started on 13 March 2015 by TheLastOlympian07
Latest Reply on 14 March 2015 by TheLastOlympian07
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Hello all, I was able to fix the downloads so I am now able to play in Albania etc.

New Manager

Here I am starting my new managerial career with the under 19 Albanian nation team. I don't want to be a national team coach, I want something constant, not random competitions that happen yearly and friendlies.

After being born in Turane, I moved to Germany to have a better football life. The Borussia Fulda club signed me to play for their club. Here I am a young Albanian moving to Germany. I felt this was the right career move at the time. I know I would miss my family but I needed this. I was flunking out of school and this was my chance.

After 4 years and 56 appearances I caught the eyes of the Hannover 96 scouts and I was on the move from the only German club I knew. However, this was a chance to move up to the 2.Bundesliga. I took it and that was probably the best decision of my life. I would play 14 years in Hannover including a promotion to the Bundesliga in 2001-2002. After 296 games my time was done as the club felt it was time for me to move on.

I thought about retirement, but my buddy Michael Tarnat talked me into one more year with Bayern II. It was an injury riddled season and that was when I knew that it was over for me. 3 games in 2012 was enough for me and I knew it was time for me to hang up the boots.

I took up coaching and received my National C License. My first coaching job was with the Albanian national team as an assistant coach. I then moved on to Under 19 team, but here I am, I just resigned from the post. I sent out applications around Albania because I want to improve the league and national team, turn them into a powerhouse.

The team I will be taking over is KF Ada Velipoje and my name? My name is Altin Lala.

Here is to a great story, Cheers.

KF Ada Velipoje

KF Ada Velipoje are quite a young club. They were founded only 18 years ago on March 6th 1996. The first team was named KS Velipoja, they were run municipally before funding stopped and the team was disbanded. Klubi i Futbollit Ada Velipojë is the full name of the club and they play in the 2nd division of the Albanian ladder. The home ground they play on is the Fusha Sportive Adriatik stadium which seats 1000. The team was slotted into the 3rd level of Albanian soccer but soon was promoted in 2004-2005 after a win against KS Burreli.

Albanian First Division

A little more on the Albanian 2nd Division or as it is called the "Albanian First Division". The top 2 teams are promoted to the Albanian Superliga while the bottom two teams are relegated to the Albanian Second Division.
The Club

The Youth and Training Facilities as you would expect are very poor. They are both 1 start facilities. The club also have basic junior coaching and average youth recruitment.

The Squad Overview: Goalkeeper

Many would say that Ervin Hallunaj would be the best goalkeeper at KF Ada, you would be correct, but not because of what you may think. It is because he is the only goalkeeper under contract at KF Ada. Ervin though it a good goalkeeper in his own right. He is very inexperience though as he only has 2 career starts in his Albanian career.

Key Stats: Teamwork 14, Jumping Reach 13, Kicking 13, Throwing 13


$35 per week until 6/30/2015

As you can tell I will need to search for a capable backup to push Hallunaj for playing time as he is virtually unproven.

Next up: Defence preview.
The Squad Overview: Defence

Right Defence / Right Wingback ~ Alban Hasani-Naziri

Alban is the only defender signed on the team. This poses a major problem as he is also 35 years old and past his prime. He will serve good though in this first year on the team for his leadership abilities.

Key Attributes: Teamwork 14, Heading 13, Strength 11


$40 per week until 06/15/2015

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