78: BadDragon Joins Darmstadt

21 December 2021
Darmstadt, Germany

In a surprise move, Mr BadDragon has signed for struggling German side S.V. Darmstadt 98. The move has come as a huge shock to the Newcastle United Jets faithful who have been none to complementary about the manner of his departure.

“What do you expect from a Kiwi?” was the feeling of the supporters today. The fact that he has brought success to the club seems to count for nothing now that he is gone.

~Perky Nana, FM Sky Sports England

So I got this offer from a little club in Germany. S.V. Darmstadt 98 coincidentally located in Darmstadt, Germany. I was ready to move to a new challenge, and after managing teams in the top tier of competitions it is fun to be in a division where promotion is the goal.

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S.V. Darmstadt 98

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S.V. Darmstadt is a club who is on the rise. They managed to make it into the 2. Bundesliga two seasons ago but failed to stay up.

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The challenge is to keep the good players, while building for the future. There are a number of players who are not happy at being relegated and want to leave, so it looks like a case of starting building the team from scratch.

My goal is to take the side up to the second division and establish them as a solid mid-table side by the end of the 2024-25 season. This season half season is about consolidation. Next season is promotion, and then two seasons to become a mid-table side.

Key Players

2021-0317-Mr Serious

Imagine my surprise when I discovered this fine gentleman. “Mr Serious” was one of my first signings ever made, back in the days of the Korean Capers. I wasn’t even aware that he was at the club.

2021-0318-Blunt

“Blunt” is my Ghanan inside forward and looks reasonably decent. He isn’t the swiftest player over the ground but still looks fairly good. for this level.

2021-0319-Eee-Gor

“Eee-Gor” is  my first choice right winger from Montenegro. He is with us until 2024 which should be sufficient for his participation in my grand scheme.

2021-0320-Task

“Task” is my first choice striker. He can however play anywhere through the middle, which makes him versatile.

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“Corporal Jones” is a good keeper. While he is not getting any younger,  he is still plenty good enough for the side.

Transfer Budgets

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That’s right folks. The transfer budget is negative £1,470,000. Negative! I guess I won’t be making any transfers this window.

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Financially we are not too badly off, though so I think that with some judicious management we could get things turned around.

League Table

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Next Episode

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It’s winter break so I will be back with an update following the friendlies and detail my cunning plans for world domination.

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