Wow, a really interesting league campaign this is turning out to be. Excellent that you’re leading the way, but a bit of bad form and dropping points could appear to have its consequences if other teams pounce!
On the pitch
A short month to end 2018 and move us into a winter break but 3 more league games have been played and they went pretty well as you can see from the league table.
The first match against Arka was by far our worst showing as a drab highlight less 0-0 draw was played out. I couldn't help but think that was 2 points dropped as we showed nothing. For the next 2 games, my assistant pointed out we should go more attacking and switch our mentality to that. I gave it a go and 6 goals and 6 points later i have to say it worked.
We attacked well, got people in the box and scored some good goals. Even out of form Airam Cabrera scored albeit it was a shot that just hit him but it stopped his goal drought and we looked good, possibly the best we have all season. Which means the winter break is a little disruptive.
Even more so when you look at the fact a little breakaway has started to happen as the league finally starts to stretch out. The pack contains runners up for the last 2 years Jagiellonia, arch rivals Wisla and joint top league titles holder Gornik Zabrze. The main surprise comes in Legia Warsaw not being in that group as they have dominated Polish football for the last 5 years.
Can we hold on? If we click like we did in the last 2 games after the winter break than yes but i think we need some reinforcements to help with a plan B and to allow some rotation over the next few weeks. So i was already planned to start to scouting in earnest in January, make some offers and get some new faces in before we start again, only to find out the transfer window doesnt open till February! Why have a winter break if you can't buy anyone in that time?!
Off the field, there was some recognition for both myself and for one of my players. I personally sealed a new contract which when it is done quite early in the first season highlights you are doing a pretty decent job.
Whilst more impressively midfielder Janusz Gol picked up best player in the league for that year. Based on timing i guess that is calendar year and not the season itself but i can't disagree with how good he has been for me.
Now off to play a month of friendlies... but not buy anyone