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With the New Year, transfer window not that fare in to the future I got started on something I had put off for way too long. I had to find a new striker.
Our only pure striker Igarki was getting older and no matter how much I enjoyed his performance last season when he scored twenty-five goals in thirty-six league games, he just didn’t have what was needed on this level.
Our other strikers were mostly hybrids between attacking midfielders and strikers and all had a tendency to drop to deep to collect the ball. That was fare form ideal when playing with only one striker.
I needed a pure striker who could operate alone on the edge of the offside.
I needed a player who did not need five, ten chances to score a goal.
I needed a player who had the rare skill of just being in the right place in the right time.
I needed a player with raw goal scoring abilities.
I needed a pure goal scorer.
To find that kind of player in the January transfer window was not easy. Especially when I did not have any money to pay for him. I would have to steal him or find him find him among the misfits without a contract.
We had been granted permission by the board to scout outside of Spain this year, but even looking all over Europe the player I needed would not be easy to find.
We also brought back an old friend. I had never hired a manager for the newly assembled C.D. Constancia U19 team. When I cleaned the desk in my office, I by coincidence came over the phone number for Juan Vichy.
For people that don’t remember, Vichy was the promising right back that was selected “fans player of the year” in 2013 only to completely go in the tank the next season and then end his career just two year later.
When I called him up, he told me that he had taken a coaching license and was looking to get in to coaching.
It did not take long to get the paperwork done and the day after Juan Vichy was back on the practice filed in Inca, now as the U19 manager.
The winning streak was over but we kept picking up points and had some good results that kept us flooding around mid-table in relatively safe distance from the relegation line.
R.C. Celta was running away with the division. We managed to pick up a point against them on the road after what the Vigo-press called a boring draw but was referred to in Inca as a superb display of teamwork and sacrifice.