For now, but currently Bletchley Town Utd FC, sit pretty at the top of EFL League One, after clawing back a 12 point deficit, to catch up with then runaway leaders, Rotherham, who then beat in a tense match, 3-2, to overtake them and lead the pack.
The pre-season two signings have bolstered the squad, and given us cover in a few positions and added a little extra quality, team cohesion has clicked into gear and we currently enjoy a fine run of form, being unbeaten in 9 matches, a run of form that saw my managerial capabilities recognised.
Below I have recorded some full game footage with commentary from myself, mainly to show the effect of the OS sliders coupled with the increased Acceleration slider, that give the game a m ore natural, realistic feel. It wasn’t the most exciting of games to record, and I struggled a little with talking whilst playing but hopefully you will find it interesting.
With a new club like ours, and such a lowly budget to work to, developing youth is key and essential to both bringing players through the ranks, and also developing players to then sell on to boost the transfer budget, we have a decent youth setup going now with a few decent looking players with possible high potential ratings, that are worth developing, or loaning out to see how they mature and grow.
We have also progressed through the group stage of the Papa Johns Trophy into the next round, and managed to beat Charlton away from home in the replay after drawing our 2nd round FA Cup match, with promising youngster, Winter, grabbing a fine strike late into the second period of extra time to seal the victory, we face Bolton in the 3rd round.
It is just approaching late December, in game, I already have my scouts working to find players who will be out of contract in the summer, so am hoping to find a few additions to sign on a free come the end of the season, still a few positions I’d like to add cover for.
I shall also be promoting a few of the older, promising youth players and selling some, and sending others out on loan, almost like a puppy far, nurture for profit, it’s the only way we can generate any cash really, am hoping promotion will bring bigger transfer budgets once playing in the Championship, we need to keep winning first though.
As usual, will leave you with a compilation showing a few goals from my recent matches.