"Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They're like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine" - Johnny King (Tranmere legend)
January 2022 - May 2022
We finished the season in a superb 6th place, above the likes of Tottenham and Everton. Never did I ever think we'd do this well in our first season in the Premier League, I'm over the moon. We were only nine points away from the top 4! I'm really excited to get into pre-season, upgrade the squad and hopefully improve on that 6th place next season.
Our second half of the season form was helped by a loan signing I made in January. Xurxo Castineiras
came in from Manchester United and was absolutely incredible. 15 goals in 16 games and 10 assists with an average rating of just under 8. I'll be trying my hardest to extend his loan for next season for sure.
You could say that the cups went well considering we WON THE CARABAO CUP. What an effort to do that and it gives us a European place for next season, incredible scenes! Our FA Cup run was ended by Liverpool in a replay unfortunately but the Carabao Cup more than makes up for that.
On the back of that cup win, I decided to ask Mark Palios for some upgrades to the facilities and I wasn't disappointed. We now have Training, Youth and Data Analysis upgrades on the way! I also received this at the end of the season.
It's great to see the board investing for the future, even if the name of the new stadium is awful!
I have to mention Man United. They have absolutely dominated the Premier League! They've lost just one in the league and have won it with a record points haul. All credit to Jose there, makes it 5 in a row for them now. Hopefully, we can knock them off that perch in the future.
I don't know what happened to Danny Rose in mid-April but he suddenly burst into life. NINE goals in three games including two four-goal hauls, absolutely incredible. To think I was debating selling him on and getting someone else in. I even loaned Xurxo Castineiras from Manchester United in January.
The highlight of the second half of the season, other than the cup win, has to be our home game against Chelsea. SEVEN-ONE! WHAT A RESULT!
- Oliver Sarkic - 28
Highest Average Rating
- Danny Rose - 7.47
- Danny Rose and Alexander Eggert - 16
Best Pass Completion
- Agustin Rossi - 84%
- Danny Rose and Alexander Eggert - 7
Most Yellow Cards
- Ben Godfrey - 12
Most Red Cards
- Paul Dummett - 4
The injury situation was much improved in the second half of the season, with no additional major injuries. We did lose Oliver Sarkic to a twisted ankle for 3 weeks but it didn't affect us too much thankfully.
Manager of the Month x1
Young Player of the Month x1
Young Player of the Month x2