Journeyman Episode 8 – Preseason continues

Football Manager 2018 Journeyman save – July 2017 Part 1 – Preseason continues

Pollock edges small win over Tynecastle

01.07.2017 | A bit of a disappointment for Tynecastle FC as the Scottish club lost it’s first home game of the new season. In an evenly matched contest, Pollock came away with a small 0-1 victory. David Gormley gave the away team the lead with an effort from long range after 34 minutes of play. Despite an attacking formation in the second half and a series of good chances, Tynecastle failed to score a goal and therefore suffered their first loss of the preseason.


Speed completes backroom staff with two coaches

04.07.2017 | James Speed has managed to add two coaches to his backroom staff. Tynecastle FC have announced that David Johnston and Andy Smith have joined the club on a year long contract. Johnston will be the club’s new fitness coach, while Smith will be supporting Speed on his day-to-day management of the first team. “I’m very happy that these lads have joined our club”, Speed was quoted by the official Tynecastle website. “We have been looking for extra hands all summer and it is great to have finally signed two coaches for the first team.”

1. David Johnston – Fitness coach

2. Andy Smith – First team coach


Tynecastle suffers heavy loss to Broxburn

10.07.2017 | Broxburn Athletic enjoyed a comfortable afternoon away at Tynecastle FC, claiming a 3-0 victory. The win was deserved for the away side, who turned their superiority into goals at Fernieside. Midfielder Barry Pennant got Broxburn off to a flyer by scoring a well struck effort on 2 minutes. Broxburn then got a 2-0 lead after a mistake by Tynecastle defender Paul Cunningham, which led to Allan Allan scoring a goal. Experienced striker Darren Gribben completed the rout with a well-struck effort in to the top corner from 23 metres on 47 minutes. Broxburn’s third goal shortly after the break would be the last goal of the game, finishing it in 0-3.


Murray completes move to Tynecastle

12.07.2017 | Richard Murray has committed himself to Tynecastle FC. The 20-year-old centre-back had spent the past few weeks on trial with the club from Edinburgh and convinced manager James Speed of his qualities. Murray has signed a non-contract at the club and has already expressed the desire to make his stay last longer than a single season. “My aim is to get this club into the top half of the table and hopefully even playing for promotion. I was born in Edinburgh, so it is great for me to play close to my home. I am ready to commit myself and my future to this club.” Murray had an earlier spell with Queen of the South and Dalbeattie Star.


Scally signs for Tynecastle as a scout

13.07.2017 | Mark Scally is Tynecastle’s FC latest addition to their backroom staff. The 39-year-old Scally has been signed as a scout and will be working alongside chief scout Adam Penrice. Scally will be given the task to roam the fields in Scotland to find suitable free transfers for Tynecastle.


Tynecastle in control as Rose are brushed aside

17.07.2017 | Tynecastle FC battled to their first victory of their preseason as Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic was beaten 1-0 at Ferneyside. The first and most important incident of note in the first half was on 27 minutes as Tynecastle were denied claims by Eddie Shaw for a penalty. With the game nearing an end, it was Eddie Sommerville who scored a tidy finish from 14 meters to claim victory for the home side on 86 minutes.


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