Lets start by looking at the results in the League. We started of with a great 2-0 win over minnows Halingdal and that gave us some confidence for the match against Lillestrom 2, who were considered to be a much bigger team than ours. But we stood up and showed that we are able to fight for every point this season. We even took the lead, but weren't strong enough to withstand the Gung Ho attacks from Lillestrom in the second half. A 1-1 draw was a fair result to be honest. I then was a bit frustrated with the 0-0 draw away at Gran IL. We got some serious chances there, but were unable to convert in the end. They were very happy with the point after ninety minutes, but we left the pitch feeling there was more for us to get.
The final game of the month was a terrible loss at the hand of League leaders Skedsmo. I was very angry afterwards, as we deserved a win from that game. We hit the woodwork a whopping four times in the first half and dominated Skedsmo on every aspect. An unfortunate goal just after half time then made us fall apart. We kept looking to equalize, but we weren't able to break their defense. In the final moments of the game we tried an All Out Attack Style and that gave them their second goal of the game, finishing the game in a 0-2 loss. A typical FM-game? Or just typical Lower League Management? I don't know...
Eight games in the season and we are in tenth place. Seeing this club has ended in fourteenth place for the last two seasons that is an improvement. So because of that we are happy. But as always; I want more. Looking back at some of the results up till now, I feel we should have had four or five points extra... That would have placed us near the top five of the League. I don't know if that is realistic for this club and this squad, but our aim remains to be in the top half of the league at the end of the season.
A new face at the club in the Backroom Staff. Meet Jon Aase, a 49-year-old Fitness Coach. There were some concerns in the team about the fitness training at the club, so i asked the board to grant me an extra coach. Despite them not giving in right away, they eventually accepted my demands and let me hire a new coach. We then sent out an Advert and Jon proved to be the best choice. We are happy he is here, giving our Fitness Training Category a total of 3.5 Stars. Now the players can nag about something else....
Well that is it for this Update. Only three games to go for the summer break and more important; the summer transfer period! I am looking forward to that moment, as we are still looking for some quality players. Let us hope we can continue our work here in Norway and steadily move up some places on the table. I hope you enjoyed the read and I hope to see you again next time!