The Is No Such Thing As An Offseason
It has been a few weeks since the season ended and I have not really had much time to rest. Pretty much I have been spending three days a week at the office getting ready for the upcoming campaign. It is so much different than when I managed in New Caledonia, I could easily just relax and go to the beach, here I still have to work.
One of the most time consuming parts of the offseason is the scouting and courting of new players. I attended the Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon this year along with some scouts, been reading reports from them and contacting several players. I have spoken to two players who could have joined but due to their wage demands or transfer price I decided that the best option is to wait it out. One of the two will be a free agent so I will go for them once 1 July begins.
Most of my days have also been studying the film of all the teams that will be part of the upcoming Ligue 2 season. I am trying to see what we will be facing and it looks like it will be a long season. Due to this I am looking at ways to improve the tactics by either adjusting current ones or creating a new one. I keep reviewing Red Star Paris due to the fact they are a big rival. If I lose to them no matter our position in the league, my job could be on the line.
There is one aspect of the offseason I am liking and it is part of my personal life. I have been spending more time with Madeleine. Since the season ended we have gone out a few times. The reason why is we are getting more serious and it all began on the date a few days after the Créteil match.
Usually for the past two days with her I would be wearing one of my tracksuit jackets. It is not the one with my initials but one of the more professional versions. For this date I decided to change it up and wore some casual wear from Express Men.
I was more nervous than usual because I guess you could say my feelings have gotten deeper. Tonight I was going to tell her my feelings. Well things started off good and when we saw each other she gave me a very close hug and kiss on the cheek. It wasn't one of those friendly how ya doin' type but it was one that felt sincere and loving.
We arrived to the restaurant and took our seats. She looked so damn beautiful tonight and I was waiting on the prefect moment to tell her my feelings. Usually I am not one of those guys who talks about there feeling but what the hell she is worth it. There was an awkward pause and this is where I was going to make my move.
We both say something along the same line, "There is something I need to tell you!!"
She tells me to go first. "Madeleine ever since I first laid my eyes on you way back in August I have had a thing for you and it took me a long time to ask you out. Finally we are at date number, I have no clue and I just wanted to say I have some deep feelings for you, it is hard to explain but I might be in love.
Her jaw drops and there is a look of shock on her face, did I fuck this up I say to myself??
After the pause Madeleine says, "Sorry for the pause I am in shock as I have feelings for you as well, I was scared to tell you because I didn't want to look foolish, but I feel the same way."
We both are very happy and now I am in a relationship!!! After the dinner we stroll along the streets of the area and just talk. I walk her home after and we have our first kiss.
The date went better than expected.
Oh shit I forgot to mention Bruno Saleh. This dude is a beast of a player. A few months back we signed him to a contract and he has finally came now that he is 18. He traveled all the way from Reunion where I had a scout go to find talent. I am so hyped to see this kid play. During his time at AS Saint-Louisienne he had 9 goals in 26 appearances.