FC Kobenhavn, our illustrious neighbours were as usual running away with the Superliga. The Danish giants dominate the league year after year so getting anything from our next game would take a monumental effort. On top of that my relationship with Kobenhavn manager Stalle Solbakken was less than amicable.
Funny how things work out. In my first week at Frednesborg I made an impassioned plea to our local neighbours FC Kobenhavn, I asked them to help us out and become our parent club. A link with the biggest club in Danish football would have been a huge boost. A snobby Stale Solbakken told me that a club like ours would never be good enough to send their players on loan to, so when the fixture computer picked them out as our first opponents it brought a little smile to my face.
In a Rut – In a settled or established habit or course of action, especially a boring one.
I was worried that with just eight games left until the mid-season break our season was stagnating a little. The incredible run of results earlier in the season now seemed a long way away and we needed a spark.
We can’t keep a clean sheet for love nor money and our normally reliable goalkeeper has made more mistakes than a Hans Segers/Bruce Grobbelaar hybrid. New blood is needed.
New season, New Division, Same problems.
After the success of last season I really needed to keep that positive feeling in the team so on the whole I wanted to retain the vast majority of the squad. The majority of teams promoted out of Division 2 ended up back there 12 months later, we would try and be the exception to the rule.
There are a few quotes in football that people remember. Take for instance Kevin Keegan’s glorious ‘I would love it if we beat them’ rant. Well it appears my ‘We can’t fail to win this title’ has made that list.
A long dark winter has passed but this time it’s been a very busy one. Having spent the previous mid-season break absconded in my flat watching the windows ice up on the inside,eW I decided to spend this one travelling.
virtual football managers, our worlds can get a little chaotic at times. We are always thinking, always planning. If you are anything like me then you will also like to control every aspect of your club; from top to bottom. At times, it can get a little daunting.