What a tough second season in Division One, we hoped to improve on 6th, but selling Lewandowski maybe was not the best idea, but i was trying to take a longer term view on the clubs players.
In came Mane , Casemiro and Werner but playing with tactics trying to find the right blend didnt quite work and we became very inconsistent in the league, far too many draws and losses.
What helped the season was taking part again in the Youth Cup a great run with a top young team lead by Captain Vanhuesden and we had a great time in the World Club Cup, i was over the moon to win this competition , every team best players available, so a real test and some tough games playing in form Barcelona in the semi final and then Levante in the final.
Another fantastic Cup run in the SMFA Shield narrowly beating Hertha in a tough semi final, has left Arsenal with a very difficult game against Alex and Manchester City, who he has really turned around doing magnificent in the league and already with the the Youth Cup in hand, he has a taste fot it and not just the JD & Coke afterwards.
Top players on form for City also in the cup and a great team.
Lets hope we can creat a great final, we are missing two signifiacnt players in Koulibaly and Conman but this gives chances to Calvert Lewin and new man Rudiger and then its on to the new season.
Preperation for next season has being taking place as Rudiger comes in to the back line most likely Ginter moving to right back and we line up as below at our strongest.
Squad depth is very hard when trying to build at the same time, my reserves at there weakest next season..
I am hoping keeper makes it for the age cap a signifcant drop again and we need to look at the CB area before the tournament starts, but also to keep within the squad cap.
The 21 somethings, have some fine pedigree and hopefully will come good, but i am in a little limbo on waiting for them to progress.
Well thats my planning and players for the end of this season and the up and coming season, always a plan just doesnt always work.
Any how off i go scouting for a under 21 centre back.
All best for the end of season play offs and well done to the managers and contributors to this great game world.