2012-13 End Of Season Summary
League & Belgian Cup
I'm very satisfied at where we ended up in the league, admittedly some results went our way and maybe a bit of luck too, but sometimes you need that. I don't know if this season was overachieving, due to most matches we were favourites, unless against the likes of Genk, Club Brugge or Anderlecht, in these matches they were clear favourites, and that's when our luck came in to win against some of these. Also, qualifying for the EURO Cup next season is great, it will be a boost in every aspect for this club I believe. In addition, winning the Cup this time round was delightful, we were after the cup after last time and that's exactly what we got after 120 minutes of solid football.
Our performances were much better this season than last season, I think this is because I switched it from a 4-1-2-1-2 to an attacking 4-4-2, with an AMR & AML so there were more bodies upfront to support and attack. The players which particularly impressed were Didier Yao, Centurion and Brnas, Didier Yao was voted Fans Player of the Year and rightly so, he was solid at the back for a 19 year old throughout the season. Centurion got the most assists in the league with 14. Brnas also did well, mid season he was a contender for top goal scored, but his form declined towards the end and managed a promising 17 goals.
2 of my CBs, Viane and Van Dooren, have decided to call it a day and have retired, so I will need to bring in some more players. Yao, Brnas and Georgiev, the 3 players I brought in have all improved as players, mainly Yao and Brnas due to first team football while Georgiev has been in the U19s to get some experience under his belt, however, I do feel they would improve more as footballers if the board would grant my request of better training or youth facilities but they just can't find the funding, despite making £2.58M last season. Also, they announced the new budgets, which are better and we will be able to find better quality players now.