10 August 2025
Mr BadDragon has had a very busy pre-season and has made a number of important moves He looks to have changes the shape of the way his side plays, and has brought players in to fit the new philosophy.
With the first game almost upon us it will be interesting to see how well he has done.
~Toodee Timmee, Bengal FM Digital
I am reasonably happy with how the changes have worked out. I have added some old faces from Anderlecht, which helps fill out the squad and closes off some of the weaknesses we had.
The board have been informed that I am looking for Europa League, however the team have been told I expect Champions League.
Blow by Blow
Hired as our shooting coach.
Mr BadDragon obviously decided that he needed a new Assistant Manager
Hired as an under 21’s Ball control coach.
Hired as the new attacking coach
Hired as my Tactics specialist.
China is a long term servant of the club, and so I decided to bring him into the under 18’s set-up.
A new under 18’s Manager.
Jankovic was down the pecking order in a squad with too may strikers. I wanted to reclaim his wage cost as well so moved him on on the cheap.
Another geriatric player with limited ability. Out the door.
Finally Victor sets sail to France. Another of the 30+ set at the club who was chewing up wages.
Yet another 30 year old player whose best years are behind him.
A ‘B’ team player who was not going to feature in the club.
Phillips was another fringe player who was never going to be good enough for the side.
“Flavio” was my backup left back at Anderlecht. However he had developed so fast that I had plans to make him my starter for the next season. 15M was a good deal for a 20 year old who will be number one at left back.
“Goose” was another of the up and comers at Andelecht that I had high hopes for. I got him on-board for 6M down plus 4M on payment plan.
I wasn’t even looking at going after “Trickles”, however when another club came in with a bid of 8M for him I just went over the top of them and snared him.
“Mo” is my first youth development signing.
First Injury of the season. “Ostariz” may miss the start of the season.
“Tiago” is sidelined for 4 weeks.
“Ferran” is only out for a week so not too bad.
Always nice to see a long term servant of the team honoured.
“Andy” is the back-up right back and shows some potential.
Capital One Cup – 2nd Round Draw
We get Colchester United in the second Round.
Pre Season is done. We have had a mixed bag with results, however I am feeling good about our chances.
The season gets under way, with games against Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, and Wigan Athletic. We also have the first Capital One Cup match.