80: Back in the saddle again

21 February 2022
Darmstadt, Germany

Mr BadDragon showed that he has lost none of his ability when he stepped back into action at the helm of SV Darmstadt 98 this month. His Darmstadt team secured wins against highly favoured Dortmund II and  Schalke II.

Mr BadDragon has made reputation of building top performing sides in his career to date and has amassed two champions league titles.

~Simply Red, Claro FM Sports Uruguay

I could grow to like Simply Red. She is certainly one of the more coach friendly personalities out there. Enough of that.

This month has been a success with us putting in some good games, before slipping up in our last match. On the whole I am quite happy with how things are progressing, and the plan is still intact.

Blow by Blow

3. Fußball-Liga – Match 22/38

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First game in charge and we get to take on high flying Dortmund II. This should be a good challenge for us.

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We elect to begin with the solid 4-5-1 up against a 4-4-2 wide diamond.

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This was a great start to my tenure! A solid 2-1 win where we looked in control for large parts of the match. When we went ahead 2-1 I dropped  a midgielder back into a 4-1-4-1 formation for the last 15 mins.

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New Signing

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Dildo was sitting in the reserves and so I snapped him up on a Bosman. I can’t get star ratings because my scouting range is not large enough however I believe he is certainly first team level.

Injury News

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Becks has been a tower of strength in my defence and will be missed. “Mr Serious” will take his place.

3. Fußball-Liga – Match 23/38

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Last time out we beat these guys 3-1. I am hoping that we can get a similar result today.

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The only change is the inclusion of “Mr Serious” for the injured “Becks”

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We dominated possession, and territory, and shots on goal. We didn’t get enough shots on target however and were lucky to come out with a win.

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Transfer Dealings

Not transfers as such. I made the decision to attempt to extend the loans of two of our four loan players.

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A quality leftback, “Beans” is my number one in his position.

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Same goes for “The Cat” I am happy to have both of them for another 18 months.

3. Fußball-Liga – Match 24/38

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I am not sure how they have us as favourite for this match. does back to back wins make you invincible?

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“Becks” has not fully recovered from the injury so has only made the bench, while “C.N.N” replaces “Stocky” in the centre of the midfield.

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I thought we had blown the chance to take all three points when we let the Dresden side score the equalizer following some lax defending down the left. Still better late than never, and all three points is a good result.

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Player Suspended

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“The Cat” is out for our next game, which promises to be a tough match against Schalke II

Staff Signings

Well this is embarrasing! I was just looking over my last update and completely forgot to show my new scouting team. When I joined, I had no scouts… so I had the luxury of constructing a team from scratch.

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Leon Busch – Germany

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Gabor Andrusko – Hungary

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Matteo Lasagni – Italy

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Slaven Krakanovic – Serbia

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Juan Abarca – Chile

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Walter Escudero – Argentina

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Not a bad world knowledge base.

3. Fußball-Liga – Match 25/38

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Schalke II are top of the pile and present a challenge of a whole new magnitude.

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With “The Cat” suspended, “Horse” makes his debut, while “Becks” returns from injury pushing “Mr Serious” to the bench.

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We had the better of the game and were unable to get all three points. The fact that the POM was the oppositions central defender indicates our dominance.

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3. Fußball-Liga – Match 26/38

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Final match of the episode sees FC Erzgebirge Aue come to Stadion am Bollenfalltor. The media has us as slight favourites.

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“Mr Serious” comes in to replace “Hoff” at the back and “Stocky” replaces “Jack” in the midfield.

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First loss in my new job, and it was fairly comprehensive too. Both goals were from long balls over the top.

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We missed a number of good chances when in good positions which came back to bite us.

Results Summary

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Ten points from fifteen is not a bad haul. Would have been sweeter if we hadn’t dropped the last game.

League Table

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FC Erzgebirge Aue leapfrog over us and into  play-off contention.

Next Episode

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One match against Keverkusen II and three against various cellar dwellers. None can be taken lightly

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