66: We Qualify Top!

 15 April 2021
Newcastle, Australia

Well we managed to qualify top of our group with a game to play. I am pretty pleased with this result. What I am not pleased with is the fact that we are in the hole financially. We picked up £25000 for winning the league, and paid out £216,000 in bonuses! There is something wrong with the financial model in the competition I think.

The board have come to me and said that we have to sell players. I am going to resist and see if we can’t keep the squad together and win the Champions League, and then bugger off to pastures greener.

Hyundai A-League – Match 25/27

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Back against the Phoenix looking to stop the slide in the league. The Phoenix sit in 5th and we should be able to take control of this match.

2021-0112

“Boothie” and “The Count” were both suspended for yellow cads so sit this out. “C.K” and “Dobbie” get a rest, however we have a strong side on the park. “Scruffy is getting another chance on the left.

2021-0113

Our fourth straight loss in the league and we need to rethink what we are doing. Something is broken in our play but I am not sure what it is.

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Hyundai A-League – Match 26/27

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To say that the Phoenix result was a disappointment is an understateent. I called a team meeting and told the boys that we needed to get our shit together.

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We field a full strength side for this match. “Warrior” gets the game off as “The Count” deputises at DM.

2021-0117

Ok. This is unacceptable. five league losses in a row is not the look we are going for here. I really can’t put my finger on why we are losing. We are creating good chances but the luck is not going our way.

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Hyundai A-League – Match 27/27

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Final regular season game. I don’t want to go into the finals on the back of a six game losing streak.

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I decide to pull something different out of the bag today. See if this new shape can make something happen.

2021-0119

Well we did it. We finally managed to score goals and win a league match again. I am relieved camper!

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News Updates

2021-0121

I don’t think it was new tactics as we reverted at half-time.I think it was the guys getting their shit together!

2021-0124

It was good to see “Dobbie” pick up the player of the year award.

2021-0125

“Mr Li” didn’t get the golden boot. However there was some consolation with the most POM awards.

2021-0126

“Gopher” picks up young player of the year which is well deserved.

A-League Team of the Year

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Five players in the team of the year isn’t all that bad.

AFC Champions League – Match 5/6

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We need a point or simply results to go our way to guarantee our progression. It would be better if we got the point I believe!

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Fatigue will be a factor. However we have a week off after this so I am not to worried. “Narcoleptic is suspended and “Taffy” is not registered for the competetion so “The Count” will fill in at left back today.

2021-0130

We continued with our fine run in the Champions League, winning comfortably and qualifying top of the group.

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Results Summary

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We went on a five game league losing streak, and yet won all five Champions League games. I have no idea what happened.

League Table

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Final standings. We saw our lead shrunk by the run of poor results, but still finished well.

Champions League

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Top qualifier from our group is really special. I am happy with the lads and their efforts this season.

Next Episode

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Final champions league game and the finals series. Tune in to see how we go!

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