*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 my luck in getting a senior affiliate but a few days in-game later, the board came up with nothing once again.
Then, our first-choice keeper got injured…
At least the board increased the junior coaching budget.
And I got to study for a Continential B License
January soon arrived and the time had come to overhaul the squad once again.
Our wage budget was extremely limited so I thought it was worth a punt in asking the board for a bigger one.
Huge jump from a measly offering of 300 pounds! It didn’t want to increase my transfer budget though.
In the end though, I only made three transfers: a goalkeeper to challenge Romero, a new striker to complement Mr.Sad Face, and a new defender to try to stop the leak.
The outs in this transfer window were mostly reserve players, including Luis Guerra since we have Avila now.
Somehow, we had a win more than the previous stage but we ended up in 13th overall, leaving us with no prize money and a extremely disappointed board.
And an infuriated manager in me. It will take eons to get this team going and I do not have the time for that.
With that, I packed my suitcase and left the club and Panama altogether.
Leaving Panama, comes Armenia…Right?
I was eager to go to the next country…then, after applying a few jobs there, there was weirdly no response from these clubs. After wasting a whole year waiting for a job there, it seems that:
- I can’t get a job in Armenia even if i apply for one. I mean a Continental C License would have been enough for a job there. (Implying that this is a bug in the database after all)
- The fact that I was supposed to go to the United Arab Emirates(UAE) first, then Armenia
I ended up in a team called Emirates, who are battling against relegation in the UAE Professional League with 6 games to go. I did get a nice wage boost for myself, earning almost 7 thousand pounds per month!
Either way, I would then go to Gibraltar after a season in the deserts.
Change of scenery, and a club in the top division for the first time. Let’s take a look at the league table…
All right, how about the squad I have in my disposal?
The lack of depth is awful! We only have 1 player that can play left-back and 1 player that can play right-back. I even had to play one of the reserves in my second match in charge as that right back was suspended. At least I had an abundance of central midfielders.
And after the first two games in charge with another of my custom-made tactic:
Yeah, we’re gonna get relegated, aren’t we?
Tune in next time where I probably navigate this team through the first division next season.