Wrapping it up
I guess this post will be a bit more upset than it should. We just let a 2-0 lead slip in injurytime against Parma so needless to say the waterbottles were out flying in the lookerroom! Overall though the last couple of weeks has been really great. Before the Parma-game we were 6-1 during our last seven games surrendering only to the supreme Milan who showed us that there's alot to be done until we're in the titlerace. This year however is only about one thing and one thing only: landing the CL-spot. Atm we're sitting pretty comfortably in 3d place, 7p behind Sampdoria at 2nd and 7p ahead of Inter at 4th.
(I played a game while I was writing, that's why the standings our a bit off what I just said, but it's basicly the same scenario)
With seven games to go there's really only two worries on my mind. The first one is that only 3p separate the 6 teams behind us which means that if we do get cought red-handed druing the leaugesprint, we might not just lose out on our freeticket to the gruopstage, but the continental journey/money all togather! This however is a scenario I have no plans of finding myself in, the second worry is all the more presseing. To put it delicately, we're in a financial shithole right now! Despite the fact that I'm running the operation at 66% of my wagebudget and despite the fact that I've overall made the club €7mil in the transfermarket this year, we're losing ~€3mil/month. Right now our balance is at troubling -€8mil and I'm not sure how to turn this around other than getting the extra cash from CL. I've sold most of the overpaid deadwood and the rest will be gone until next year, but if things are as bad as they seem I don't know if it's enough, in which case we might be facing pointdeduction...
(The numbers are a bit off the €7mil I mentioned but that's because the board just provided a €4mil injection)
So basicly it seems as if things are going as planned. If we make it into CL next year we'll have an interesting summer ahead of us as the moneysituation will probably keep me from making any big signings, yet the increased status will allow us to find some gems... well, let's not get ahead of ourselves, first I have to make it there...
Until next time, bon voyage!