For the first time, I'm managing in Europe as we start at one of the few British Overseas Territories, Gibraltar. I had applied for two jobs there - Cannons was a second-division club and Leo FC was a top division club that had just been relegated. Of course, I would go to the better reputable … Continue reading Around the World Challenge #8 -Gibraltar!
I was really glad when my star striker got his first cap for the UAE in a friendly. I was even more proud when he was called up for the West Asian Football Federation Championship (WAFF). He did not do too well in his two appearances for the country though. Technically, he made a sub … Continue reading Around the World Challenge #7 – Did We Succeed?
We made a few more transfers from the last post. Here are some of the key transfers: I decided to follow up on the (future) signing of David Soley from the last post by signing Prokopis on a free transfer. Apparently, he was from the FFA COE as well. I will be retraining him as … Continue reading Around the World Challenge #6 – More Transfers and FA Cup!
To cut a long story,short, no. Despite an upturn in our last three fixtures, it was too little too late. We were relegated to the UAE First Division. We ended up last but truth be told, we could have survived, if things had turned our way on the last set of fixtures. At least, we … Continue reading Around the World Challenge #5 – Did we Survive?
*LENGTHY POST WARNING* There was a 60 day gap between the last match of the Opening Stage and the first match of the Closing Stage. So other than the usual reserve and under-18 matches, I had to organise a few more friendlies every two weeks to keep the match fitness up. Decided to then try … Continue reading Around the World Challenge #4 – It gets worse!