First Semi-Final Leg
I jogged around the back of the stadium a few times a sweat growing on my brow, I was not one to get nervous before matches but this was different. I was bricking it, my chance to announce my self to the whole of Danish football is already here. I had sent my players out for a light warm up before the team talk, anything to be given some alone time with my thoughts. It was not a good idea. What if I lost? What if we were humiliated? What if I was humiliated? Anything could happen and I was not sure it would be good. Todays opponents were easily beatble the second worse team in the league above the so called 'Superliga' I have shown already this season it is not to super after all!
I entered the hone changing rooms and saw my players sitting nervously on their allocated seats. This was the biggest game of all their careers, forget the season so far it was all about today. I looked at them one by one and the confidence rise in each of them was obvious. I was their God I was the man who had turned them into household names they all trusted me to do what is right. I knew this was a moment to use my favourite Troy quote. It summe up the moment perfectly. I jumped onto the nearest table and all attention turned to me.... Time for the rallying talk the war cry before our match. This would make or break us!
I looked at them for a moment before recting my quote of choice of by hear with passion dripping from every word My brothers of the sword! I would rather fight beside you than any army of thousands! Let no man forget how menacing we are! We are lions! Do you know what's there, waiting beyond that beach? Immortality! Take it! It's yours!" -
The response was what I wanted the players stood up and joined in my rallying shouts! We were ready the opposition did not stand a chance!
I have stuck with this team all season and they had not let me down I beleived they will do me proude again!
The Match From The View Of Ryker
I took my seat in the dugout I listend for a moment to the 1000 strong home fans shouting ym name and inside a felt a pang of guilt that I was going to leave them. But then I thought to my self... A man like me should be in a stadium with tens of thousands not a thousand and the guilt left me.
The match kicked off and for 18 minutes it was normal service for my side. We stood back and allowed pressure to come at us. Then we broke away and Sandberg scored a screamer from 30 yards out! I just stood their in shock as the stadium exploded we were ahead! Things escalated after that we were untouchble! I witnessed Peric score a thumping header after 28 minutes and just minutes later Pleidrup score another stunning goal this time from 25 yards out. I was in shock and my half time talk took care of it's self. I could not beleive what I was seeing!
Two minutes into the second half Overgaard scored a penalty and I just dropped to my knees! I knew we were on the way to the final we were not going to be stopped now! We were there with a game and a half still to play. The away fans started to leave early and I was loving it! Sandberg then scored a direct free kick after 53 minutes and then scored a header from Pleidrup's curving free-kick! I was so happy for him he had his hat-trick and we all knew we had won the tie already. Berg then scored a penalty on 90 minutes to round it off 7-0!!! I was just walked into the dressing room and broke into tears! I could taste my dream!!!