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The Darts Regenerated - A Dartford Story

Started on 25 March 2013 by AlexSonwild
Latest Reply on 26 July 2013 by AlexSonwild
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17 July 2012

So here he is, Marcos Contreras, the young South-American striker who scored 15 goals last season, including two against us. He is late, we have been waiting for him since 11am and it's nearly 11:30. Tony [Burman, the Director of Football] were beginning to wonder if he would come. But we won't mention that to him, we need to stay in the perfect condition to conlude our first deal of the summer, and it is a big one.

He is now just in front of me. We shake hands and introduce ourself even if he already knows me for the two confrontations in Blue Square Bet South last year.

We are now heading for the office that I share with Tony, who seems to get on with Marcos as they don't stop speaking and laughing. I'm just noticing that Marcos speek very well English after a bit more than four years in Europe. Here is the office.

Everthing is ready. We already had talks with Marcos cousin and agent, Diego Contreras, and the contract is on my desk, just waiting for signatures. Now I just have to wait for everyone to settle down and have their tea.

I speak: -So, here is our offer. The contract duration is one year. You will receive a weekly wage of 70£ and for each appearances/each goals you will receive a bonus of 8£.
- It is correct, responded Contreras. I'm pleased that everthing was sorted out so quickly.

I gave him the contract and he signed it. He was then brought to the photostudio where the club website journalists will take the first shots of him with a Dartford Shirt before he passes the traditional interview with Glenn.

On my side I was happy to have secured probably the biggest move since joining the club. And I had to work nine months for this signing. Now I don't think we will make many deals, as we already have a good squad.


21st July 2012


Today we played our first friendly of the season. It was an away game against Bognor Regis Town.
The first half was very dull, with no goals and nearly no chances of scoring one. I myself played in this first half and I can't be happy with my performance. Focusing on my football and on all the tacical side of the game at the same time was harder than expected. For the second half, I sat on the bench and change all my players expect Tom, the keeper.

The game imediatly become more exciting, we were connecting better our passing between midfield and strikers so we created more occasions. As my defence was weeker than before, they also had more opportunities to score and eventually took the lead on a mistack from my back four.

Tom O'Brien manage to get an equalizer for us after a great team move, but not long after that they took once again advantage of one of our mistakes to stay ahead on the scorebord.
The game issue was finally decided in the last twenty minute with great individual efforts from José Carlos, Mike Reeney and O'Brien.

So today game caused us more fear than damages and we have now a week to prepare the next match, against Maidstone United.
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