Season 8: Champions!

Season 2023-24 

December  – European Journey review

with the last match of the group stages being played, we reach the end of our journey in Europe this year Continue reading “Season 8: Champions!”

A Florentine Renaissance Deja-Vu: Part II – Ritornello

Two days in Florence and I’m already a different man. Can’t help but thinking… you know what? People actually want to enjoy themselves here compared to that nihilistic, self-sabotaged mindset you encounter in the UK. Aye, it does help grow the necessary, darker parts of the heart, but it seems not everyone’s so keen feeding themselves stories of life’s futility… certainly not here. On my way to the Piazza de la Signoria, I stumbled upon a meeting that was taking place in one of the more discrete bars around. And guess my absolutely unexpected delight at finding out what it was about and who was attending… Continue reading “A Florentine Renaissance Deja-Vu: Part II – Ritornello”

Celtic – A Squad Building Exercise – Part II

An article from our guest author – SI community member Sean1967, continuing this series on the site. I highly recommend his content as he has a very calculated and strategic management approach as well as a clear writing style, which make for an entertaining yet informative read. Make sure to follow Sean on twitter and check out his work 🙂

 

First glance of the squad was just as I expected. A bloated squad, more quantity than quality really in the first team. The u20s look like theres a few gems to be polished. I plan on bleeding a few in at the end of the season.  Continue reading “Celtic – A Squad Building Exercise – Part II”

Season 7#2: European Football!

 

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absolutely delighted! this is as mental as it was unexpected: with 4 matches to go in the playoffs and still in a distant 5th, we pull off the run of our lives to surpass Craiova and cement a sensational achievement for a club tipped for relegation at the start of the season Continue reading “Season 7#2: European Football!”

Season 7#1: Tactical Transitions

September 2022

After 6 years of 3-5-2, I decide to change the system based on a few key issues:

1.we only have two defenders good enough for a starting spot – Andone and Ștefan, with the next best option being hugely inferior, thus, playing a back three would be problematic Continue reading “Season 7#1: Tactical Transitions”

Season 6: slowly climbing the success ladder

after six years of fighting for either survival in the Liga I or promotion from Liga II and always in the grey zone of the underdog we finally make a step up this season to finish mid-table. An 8th placed finish in the final league table is a reason to be proud and optimistic for the years to come. Continue reading “Season 6: slowly climbing the success ladder”