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Fierce Fiorentina

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H4YDOCK's avatar Group H4YDOCK 2019-03-11 20:27
00 25 posts 1 likes joined Sep 30, 2018

Fierce Fiorentina



Chapter 1- I took the job


On the 20th of june 2018 the news came through me and my family had been eagerly waiting the managerial job at Fiorentina was mine if I wanted it, Of course it meant moving my family and leaving behind my friends and co workers but how could i throw away the opportunity of a life time?.

After a few phone calls and negotiating the job was mine i was Fiorentina job and i was off to Italy. My Contract is a year long £29,000 a week contract that will see me get a £65,000 bonus if we can qualify for the champions league.

i arrived at Centro Sportivo Campini to meet with Mario Cognigi to discuss the plans for the up and coming season. i and Cognigi came to the agreement that a Europa League Qualification was a Realistic target for myself and the club. A Transfer Budget of £14m was made available and a wage £95k a week.

After a few short meetings with my backroom staff i headed home to think about what was next for me at Fiorentina.
ScottT's avatar Group ScottT 2019-03-12 13:15
gb 1777 posts 282 likes joined Apr 04, 2016
Good luck with Fiorentina! Some extremely good prospects there.
H4YDOCK's avatar Group H4YDOCK 2019-03-13 16:25
00 25 posts 1 likes joined Sep 30, 2018

Fierce Fiorentina



Chapter 2 - staff changes

After a long hard think i decided what members of the back room staff wouldnt be needed anymore and where i would look to improve Alejando Rosalen was the first to goal followed by Francesco Perondi soon followed.

Alex Brunner the 44 year old goal keeping coach of Udinese was the first to put pen to paper followed by Defensice coach Giuseppe Irrera. Vincenzo Sicignano was another goal keeping coach brought in to the club completing the coach staff at my disposal
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After looking through the profiles of the recruitment team i realised just how much work needed doing to get them to at least an acceptable level for what we was looking to accomplish after a long hard search we eventually completed our recruitment team who are now ready to get to work straight away

mgriffin2012's avatar Group mgriffin2012 2019-03-13 18:33
00 2908 posts 453 likes joined Nov 12, 2013
Fiorentina are a side that should do a lot better than they do on a more consistent basis on this game so hopefully you can steer them to success
H4YDOCK's avatar Group H4YDOCK 2019-03-13 18:53
00 25 posts 1 likes joined Sep 30, 2018

Fierce Fiorentina



Chapter 3 - Transfers in and out

The transfer window? successful? absolutely not at the beginning of the window we set out to buy a right back for the first team to step up ahead off Vincent Laurini with our new scouting net work i was sure that we would find a suitable replacement. After a couple of days reports for our new right back started to fly in we had a very nice selection indeed from Kenny Tete to jonjoe kenny, I disided to set my sights on Kenny Tete with £7million bid that was accepted, when we met with Kenny all went well, we came to a suitable contract that we both agreed on.

A few days went by and with everything in place for kenny to join the club just before pre season everything seemed to be just falling in to place, when a last minute bid of £4.9million eventually rising £8million from valencia was accepted, panic stations kicked and we tried to get kenny to accept a new deal but he refused and had decided that he would much rather go to spain.

We tried and tried to sign a first team right back who looked remotly suitable to fill the role but couldnt seem to come to an agreement with clubs or agents.

All wasnt so bad as in the middle of the Kenny Tete fiasco we had a loan move for Arsenals Mohamed Elneny accepted for a season long loan.

The only out we had was Giovanni Simeone the 23 year old Argentine to Napoli for £19million, we had rejected the initial bid of £14million to which Giovanni didnt like that we had blocked his move to Napoli and told me that he would like to move, we tried to defuse the situation but he was having none of it he wanted out and he wanted out now to which napoli came in again with a £15 million bid which we counted at £23million eventually both teams came to an agreement and he left for Napoli.
H4YDOCK's avatar Group H4YDOCK 2019-03-13 20:08
00 25 posts 1 likes joined Sep 30, 2018

Fierce Fiorentina



Chapter 4 - Football? whats a football?

A rough start to the season would be an understatement in our first game we faced Chievo a team predicted to finish in 18th place we took the game by storm and came unlucky not to score twice in the first ten minutes when pjaca had a short turned on to the post and Luis Muriel had a curling effort smash against the bar

Chievo wern't really a threat until in the 41st minute Mariusz Stepinski broke through the defence and placed a shot towards the bottom corner to which Lafont replied by pushing around for a corner.

The action stopped once again at the start of the second half until VAR determined that Luca Rossettini brought down Federico Chiesa in the area and it was up to Muriel to take the penalty to which he gladly obliged sending the keeper the wrong way and making it 1-0 in the 75th minute. The points seemed to be in the bag unitl a thunderous effort from Emanuele Giaccherini found its way in to the top corner with pretty much the last kick off the game.

Torino was next a brilliant first half from the team seemed to fade to the back off all our minds when in the 41st minute Zaza fired Torino a head despite us having all the chances the second half wasnt much better when Chiese went down injured in the 56th minute with a torn calf muscle that would later rule him out for 2-3 months. Things went from bad to worse when Torino turned on the heat for the last 15 minutes scoring another 3 goaled making it 4-0

Roma! a must win game! a chance for the boys to grab 3 points and bring confedence back in to the squad? No a chance for heads to fall further when Roma had 7 shots to our 12 and scored 5 of them while the closest we came was hitting the cross bar 91 minutes in.

the start of the season hasn't been a great one lets hope we kick on from here!



PLAYER OF THE MONTH

We conceded 10 in 3 games and scored 1 we dont have a player of the month
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H4YDOCK's avatar Group H4YDOCK 2019-03-14 17:21
00 25 posts 1 likes joined Sep 30, 2018

Fierce Fiorentina




Chapter 5 - Turning it around?

After the 9 goals in two games conceded i decided to call the team in to the meeting room to go over the tapes and ask what went wrong and analys why it did. with Lazio the next in line we needed all 3 points despartly to stop our selves slipping to bottom of the table.

Game day came and with confidence so low i wasn't expecting much from the boys and to be honest they wasn't expecting much from them selves either. We was in for a pleasant shock when 20 minutes in we scored for the third time! Luis Muriel with to brilliantly taken goals and Marko Pjaca on loan from Juventus with the 3rd the game looked dead and buried for a long time until Ciro Immobile smashed one home from the edge of the area to make it 3 one all though it just looked like a consolation goal,Muriel made sure it was just that when he took the ball around the keeper and slotted home from close range. Immobile scored once more before fall time but it changed nothing and the 3 points was ours.


Finally we had a win on the board and we would love to make it 2 but with Froinone Calcio next who had already thrown a few shocks around in the league and sat nicely in 4th things wouldnt be easy. Early on the game looked like it would be ours befor half time with Muriel hitting the post and forcing some brilliant saves from the goal keeper but we just couldnt find the back of the net. The second half came around and we still couldnt seem to score, things went from bad to worse when Raffaele Maiello scored on the hour mark to push our hopes of a second win further down the drain Muriel struggling to keep the ball at his feet now and crosses being wayward the game died out at 1-0 and it looked more than likely that we would be slipping back down the table before our next win.

Atalanta at home next and the game was a stailmate for a good hour with both teams cacelling each other out very well. Then all of a sudden the game game to life with Marko Pjaca making it 1-0 with a wonder goal from 35 yards out, the lead was short lived when 2 minutes later Duvan Zapata equalised for Atalanta the game looked to be ending as 1-1 draw before Josip Lilcic made it 2-1 sending the traviling fans through the roof and our fans booing and leaving the stadium things need to change and work.


PLAYER OF THE MONTH


Luis Muriel for his excellent display against Lazio and his tireless effort over the month despite struggling to find the net after he scored his hat-trick, he showed real class when he scored and when inform has shown he could be a real asset to the team over the season
H4YDOCK's avatar Group H4YDOCK 2019-03-16 13:05
00 25 posts 1 likes joined Sep 30, 2018
Due to a corrupt file this story has had to stop i am very sorry to the people who are reading there will be another one up shortly just doing the planning

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