Sparta | A Tactical Identity Journey – Part II: integrating youth development & tactic design

After 6 years of using the 3-5-2/3-4-3 system described in the previous article in this series, as well as molding through specialized training the very young squad at our disposal to reach the desired attributes that are required by our philosophy, I decide to change the system based on a few key issues: Continue reading “Sparta | A Tactical Identity Journey – Part II: integrating youth development & tactic design”

Part III: Creativity, Intelligence, Technique – A Club Strategy

As my Italian swear-word vocabulary is vastly improving, along with developing predilections to specific types of pasta, one could say I’m settling in quite nicely in Florence. Still, nothing beats my appetite for football at the minute. Since that infamous phone call at 4 in the morning after which I’ve learnt I’m now the manager, I’m taking things as seriously as one possibly can. I’ve even been given funding to get better at it: Continue reading “Part III: Creativity, Intelligence, Technique – A Club Strategy”

A decade at Sparta Bucharest

the end of the current season marks the 10th anniversary of the club’s existence, as we continue our Spartan journey towards glory  Continue reading “A decade at Sparta Bucharest”

Season 9: Talent Mining

Season 2024/25

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a good season for us, which saw us snatch a CL place only thanks to the format of the playoffs. The new generation that has been brought to the first team has put in some decent performances, however I don’t believe them to be good enough to exceed the ability of our more experienced players like Nica, Kereszy, Vlădilă, Dobre and Andone. Overall, good performances across all competitions, though, and a very healthy financial season for us. Continue reading “Season 9: Talent Mining”

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!”

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!”