Late on Thursday 12th August Breaking news from the San Sebastian Stadium had seen manager Norman Little poached to the big GW ‘Top 100’ and the club was stunned after Norman had promised The Erreala the world.
After talks with the bigwigs at Top 120 Sociedad were quick to announce Stephen ‘Noisy’ Partington as the new manager and the fans were astounded they’d captured a manager who was in the Top 100 history books for various trophies and titles.
I was quick to analyse a squad that had began to be pieced together with signings from South America and we started the same way adding a few other Brazilians to the squad but by this time the big name youth talents were already snapped up so we had to get our notebook out and pick out players I’d picked as potential future stars.
Martinelli is our best player and he was a Norman capture but we have since complemented him with the likes of Bella Kotchup and Klimowicz from the Bundesliga a league we have good connections with.
Onto Matchday 1 and we opted to go for an attacking 4-2-4 against Wolves and it backfired spectacularly as we went down 4-2 in England despite taking an early 2-0 lead through De Paula and Alberto but Hickey seeing Red on 40mins killed it.
Sociedad have been drawn in Europe and the very next night Juventus rolled into town and turned our low rated team over 3-0 at the San Sebastian not the best of starts….
This prompted us back into the market and we spent 3m on Portuguese full back Nuno Tavares who looks promising at Arsenal and he slotted in straight away for suspended Hickey.
Matchday 2 last night saw us host Bologna and we played out a 1-1 draw with De Paula once again scoring the goal for the erreala.
Early days so far but we’re enjoying the new challenge that we have.