I finally convinced myself to start writing a story here. It starts a bit late, since I just started my second season and already switched clubs, but I will do my best to give you an impression of what my first season was and why I left the club.
I don’t consider myself really good at writing, so I will just give explanation of how my games are going. I think that it will be best to do it on monthly updates, unless something major happens in between.
First of all, this will be a Journeyman save. I used the real me for the manager profile-29, from Bulgaria, only English as another language, no coach badges or previous experience. I started the game unemployed and tried my luck. Let’s see, where it will take me.
And it took me here:
Tempo Overijse is a small club from Belgian Derde Klasse B, which is the third tier of the football pyramid of the country. The club is semi-professional and the expectations are not very high. The goal in front of me and the team was top half finish in the league and eliminating two clubs in the Cup.
The squad had enough depth, I felt that not much of improvement was needed. I settled with the tactic, which seems to be used by everyone-and-their-dog at the moment: 4-2-3-1. The best line of the squad was the attacking trio behind the striker and I put that to good use.
And the season was a blast!!! The league was destroyed, at some point we reached 19 games without lose in the league. The first place was secured with 3 games to go.
In this league though, the first place means almost nothing. It just sends you to a playoff game, with the winner of the other group, Derde Klasse A. Even winning this playoff, which we managed to do, means almost nothing-because the promotion is won through a complicated 3 year classification system, which, I admit, didn’t quite understand. This will be changed from next season, when the whole Belgian football system will be reworked, but at the moment, the awesome season we had was good for nothing-no promotion. Still, the guys in the team performed admirably through the whole season and deserve recognition. Here are some of my best players, who contributed mostly for the success:
And the whole squad, sorted by average rating:
Note-the final screenshot was taken after I left the club, the guys at the bottom are the youth intake.