Having made the decision to stay at Fahm it was time to look at improving things. After receiving a million pounds for promotion, we had around 750 thousand in the bank, I asked for new training facilities as ours were below average, this completely wiped our balance out, which I didn’t expect. However, it does … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – SEASON 2, TRANSFERS AND THE TOTO CUP
JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – SECOND SEASON JOB SEARCH
Hapoel Umm el-Fahm Before discussing the summer, I want to look at our season with Hapoel Umm el-Fahm - predicted 12th before the season started, we made just a couple of signings over the course of the year, finishing second and gaining promotion was a brilliant season. Although it felt less joyful than it perhaps … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – SECOND SEASON JOB SEARCH
JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – END OF SEASON ONE
Towards the end of February we completed our first coaching course, we instantly asked for another as finances at Fahm are healthier than that of another club we could be at right now. Thankfully they accepted! Initially I debated looking at other jobs when this one was complete, but our rep going from 5% to … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – END OF SEASON ONE
JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – MID-SEASON REVIEW
With the last instalment a longer edition, I’m going to leave the schedule and league table below and then just discuss any talking points and summarise what’s happened over the course of the next section of games. We hit 20 league games and things have been good in the league so far. We’ve continued our … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – MID-SEASON REVIEW
LA CELESTE – THE 2030 WORLD CUP!
Welcome back to On the Break! Last time out, Maxi guided his Uruguay side through qualification and gave out a load of debuts. Now we've arrived at the big time, it's the 2030 World Cup! SQUAD SELECTION There were a few headaches when it came to selecting the squad, most notably at right-back. Diego de … Continue reading LA CELESTE – THE 2030 WORLD CUP!
JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – THE LEAGUE BEGINS
After our cup disappointment, we looked to correct things in our opening league game against Hapoel Acre. Match 1: Hapoel Acre - We did just that! The complete opposite to that cup game, dominated on the ball, created lots and conceded little. 2-0 victors on the day, central midfielder Itay Tako opened the scoring in … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – THE LEAGUE BEGINS
EUROPEAN JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – PRE-SEASON, TRANSFERS AND THE TOTO CUP
Disaster struck one day into our tenure at Fahm, the board rejected my request for a coaching course! They also rejected requests to improve the training facilities and to improve the youth facilities. While the facilities one is what it is, the coaching course is a real problem early on. You need to get them … Continue reading EUROPEAN JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – PRE-SEASON, TRANSFERS AND THE TOTO CUP
GETTING THE BEST FROM A BALL-PLAYING DEFENDER
Welcome back to On the Break! There hasn't been a new Tactical Aspects post for 4 months! Time to correct that, I think. This time out we're going to take a look at one single player role, the Ball-Playing Defender. I use this role a lot, and many others do too, but I think there … Continue reading GETTING THE BEST FROM A BALL-PLAYING DEFENDER
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EUROPEAN JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – FIRST CLUB!
Did you guess right? We of course picked Hapoel Umm el-Fahm, who will from here on be known as Fahm (there are 10 out of 16 teams in the division with Hapoel hence we didn’t go with that). Not only did they have a vastly bigger wage budget, but they also had some more stable … Continue reading EUROPEAN JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – FIRST CLUB!