9 March 2015
Welcome back! We are coming to you live at the start of the new season. Pre-season has been and gone, and we are looking forward to a new campaign. As you will see we have added some reasonably good players into the team. There is one blip due to language issues and I signed the wrong Australian! However I am happy overall.
Looking at the list, the first thing which stands out is the Police team being seen as favourites. The two relegated teams in Gangwon and Incheon are up there with Daegu who were very tough last season and deserve the evens rating.
We are predicted to finish 7th this season, a place below last year. I think that we could do better, as we have a much better team! I want top half… c’mon boys, deliver!
I purposely arranged games against easy beats this pre-season because my teams morale was shot after the struggle last year. I felt that contributed contributed to the poor showing, so went for some confidence boosting wins.
The plan is to do a total of five updates for the season, one for each rotation through the fixtures. Anyang is up first and is our fierce rival… Ok well maybe my personal fierce rival. I would love to hammer them 5-0 in our matches against them.
I have done a little bit of business. As you will see not all was great, but by and large I am happy. I won’t be discussing the departures as I feel we never had that much of a connection with the team as it wasn’t really of my making.
This signing was made by mistake – I got confused and signed Robbie instead of someone else. He will be cover only.
Leon Schneider is a top defender for this league and will play a big part in our campaign.
Matias Beltran is going to fill the hole on my left flank. He is a very solid technical player and I am looking forward to seeing him in action.
Kim Seung-Won will have big boots to fill with Lee Cheol-Joo’s departure. I tried to resign Lee Cheol-Joo on loan. His club was happy but he was not willing to come back.
Maciej Bulka is the last piece of the defence. I doubt I will be able to keep him for more than one season, however you don’t know if you don’t try.
Finally we welcome back Lee Cheol-Joo on loan. For those of you confused when I said I couldn’t get him back, here’s the guts. I let him stew in the reserves and then made an offer. I got him for 20% of wages to boot – down from 100% last season. He performed well up front for us last season and I am hoping for more of the same this year.
Well we are about to start our first game! I will see you all back here after the first round.