Manuel Costa has bought in a head of youth development from french football to get the best young players available. "Promoting youth is a cheap way of getting quality players but it takes time"
The wage budget has been increased as Manuel Costa has gone to the Chairman stating we will lose Fernando Meira if we dont tie him down soon...
So the football season is over and Anji of Russia have sacked Hiddink, Costa got on a private plane to Russia to make a personal pledge to the rich club about becoming the head coach.
The Russian giants shot him down where he stood...who was this unproven man from Portugal trying to get a job here.
Costa left the meeting a defeated man, this didnt go down well with him.
Costa returned to Portugal and met up with friends and family...
" One day...One day they will have sleepless nights at the fact they missed out on one of the best managers this game has seen. I will look down on them from where i will stand and show no remorse".
Academica Chairman has got wind of where Costa has been...its leaking through in the media that Costa had this appointment and will need to apologise quickly to keep his job!!
Manuel Costa's job is safe at Academica
There have been few signings for Academica in the summer, but Josue a quality midfielder stands out as the best buy.
A few loan players have left the club and it is showing on the team sheet.
The new season...
Academica 2-1 Estoril Praia
FC Porto 1-0 Academica
Edinho now extends his run of not scoring to 14 games which is unaceptable.
"Edinho has not been in
good form & we have placed him in the reserves to find his feet again and put the ball in the back of the net under no pressure!!"
"Maybe Chelsea should bring Torres to Academica and i can help him out too...ha ha ha" Costa laughed.
Manuel Costa's reputation is now National!!!!!!!! let the fun begin.
should get some job offers coming in maybe.
Costa's Academica are the suprise package this season, playing brilliant posession football with a lethal finsih.
has been immense upfront, pace, finishing, skill has been quality.
goals in 10
Season comes to an end.
Manuel Costa's Academica have done the unthinkable finishing in 3rd position above Sporting Lisbon and SC Braga.
" This is a great moment for me and my players, we have left blood on many pitches this season battling hard, and it has paid off."
"We can now better ourselves,work on new tactics and compete with the very best in Europe".
"I am looking to take this club to the next level, we are still renting our stadium which is a big problem as we need revenue for players and paying to rent a stadium isnt on...I have stressed this to the board and hopefully they will see my ambitions, i know there is money there in the boardroom its just getting it".
"We have to be honest, we have some ageing players at this club and this needs to be addressed as we could get caught out against better sides in the future, this is why 'Dani Pedro who is only 16 has played 20 games this season as i am looking to youth development at this club".
Pre Season Transfer Update
Freddy Adu - Free
Andres Prieto - Real Madrid - GK
Rafeal Lopes - Santa Clara - Quality goal machine as was needed for champions league.
Daniel Fernandes - FC Twente - GK
Nelson - Free - Experienced rightback, will add quality to champions league campaign.
Daniel Carrico - Sporting Lisbon - Cant believe this guy came to me as he is so loyal...Quality defender.
William Carvalho - Sporting Lisbon - MC
Champions League third round qualifying
Academica 2-0 Standard Liege
We had 65% posession and took our chances well, now to hold on in Belgium.
Standard Liege 2-1 Academica - Academica qualify.
Next up is the small task of beating Liverpool over 2 legs, this has hit the players hard as they are realistic.
All last years work will be for nothing if we lose.
Sorry to disappoint everyone but i am quiting this game as i made a mistake at the beginning by selecting sunday league footballer as my past experience, this has stopped me getting anywhere in the game over the last 3 seasons, and i know you didnt all want to be reading about Academica for 5 seasons lol you wanted action as in...who im going to be moving to.
SO i am going to start again with SC Braga who are pretty good but not as good as Benfica & Porto, i will set my past experience as a bit higher to make the game more action packed...
Sorry guys i just didnt think people were interested in it anymore.