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Hackney Wick FC – 2030/31 Season Review

We’re home! We’re finally back in Hackney after nine years of ground-sharing around London with our own home, Kasanga Park, named after our founder, captain and now Director of Football Bobby Kasanga. We had an amazing first season in the Premier League last season and also in Europe. Can we improve on our 10th position? Will we be able to make a mark in the domestic cups without the distraction of Europe?

Expectations

  • Avoid Relegation
  • Reach the FA  Cup fifth round
  • Reach the EFL Cup fourth round

Budgets: £70m/£350k

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Hackney Wick FC – 2029/30 Season Review

Here we are! The Premier League! After only fourteen seasons we’ve climbed from the twelfth tier to the summit. I predict a difficult season having to juggle a European campaign in the Europa League as well as our Premier League and domestic cup obligations, but we have a good young squad and with the right additions I think staying up should be a very realistic goal, as well as reaching the group stage of the Europa League. I won’t be placing much emphasis on the FA Cup nor the EFL cup this season, especially if we go anywhere in Europe – we just don’t have the squad depth.

Expectations
expectationsThese were the minimum expectations from the board. Whilst I felt we could achieve a better League finish, I didn’t want any added pressure with the Europa League games as well to contend with.

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Enfield Town – Season Review 2021/22

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2021/22 – Premier League – End of Season Review

Twenty twenty-two. The year that everything came right. The year that everything we’d been striving for, happened. In just twenty-one years, the club has gone from not even existing, to becoming winners of the two biggest competitions in European Club football. We became the first, and fastest (as of 3/12/2013) club to complete the FM14 Dafuge’s Challenge!

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Barclays Premier League (stats)

I was surprised at how easy this season went. For most of the season we were in the top two, with only Manchester City and Arsenal pushing us. I expected more from clubs like United, Chelsea and Tottenham, but they were rather disappointing opponents. Regardless of their performances, we still had to take advantage of the situation presented to us and we responded magnificently to it. Next season I doubt will be as easy.

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Enfield Town – Season Review 2020/21

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2020/21 – Premier League – End of Season Review

Last season was very good. This one was amazing. I really don’t know how else to sum it up.

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Barclays Premier League (stats)

What a season!  Despite having to play a squad of reserves in some fixtures due to cup commitments, we somehow finished third! In the first half of the season we sat around the top half of mid-table but we kicked on as the other teams seemed to drop off and managed a late flourish to grab a Champions League spot!

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Enfield Town – Season Review 2019/20

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2019/20 – Premier League – End of Season Review

So, here we are! The Premier League! In order for our ground to meet league standards we had to move to Millwall’s ‘The Den’ for eleven months, and we moved back into a ‘huge’ 12,500 capacity stadium at the end of the works. Not very promising for long-term capacity expectations…

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Barclays Premier League (stats)

What the heck can I say? We had the youngest squad in the league, lowest average wage and lowest average player value. We were supposed to go straight back down. Instead, we not only stayed up, but we laid down a statement of intent – that we are here to stay. With one game to go, we jumped up to seventh. After the FA Cup final was played THIS appeared in my inbox:

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Dial Square – Season Review 2018/19

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2018/19 Season Review

Our second season in the Premier League, and we had to show that staying up last season was no fluke. All the top teams are chasing me as a manager, with no less than twelve approaches during the season (including Barcelona, Bayern, Leverkusen, Liverpool and Marseille amongst others) but this is far too interesting a project to leave now, especially as I hope to usurp the lot of them at the top, eventually, while still managing this club.

 Barclays Premier League (stats)

At first glance, it looks as though we had an excellent season. And to be honest, we have. But we had an abysmal end to the season, losing four games on the trot, dropping us from fourth to sixth, with our fierce rivals To**en**m overtaking us by a point on the final day of the season, too. We had some excellent results along the way, beating Chelsea 4-0 a particular highlight! But that run-in at the end has left a sour taste in the mouth when we should really be happy with what we did achieve.

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Dial Square – Season Review 2017/18

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2017/18 Season Review

Here we are! The Premier League! I was again given several opportunities to run away, with Stoke, Inter (again), Leverkusen, Lille and Atletico Madrid all offering for my services. Again, all were rebuffed. The task ahead was much more daunting than with our previous promotions, and the board gave me £16m to keep us here. The problem is, while we had the money, our reputation couldn’t draw the personnel that would make it worthwhile opening the chequebook…

 Barclays Premier League (stats)

The primary aim was to stay up. And we did so, and did so well. At no point, despite a few runs of poor form, did we look like going down, and we even managed to hover around 10th place for a good while during the season. Only a relatively weak end to the season saw us drop down lower to finish where we did.

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Enfield Town – Season Review 2050/51

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2050/51 End of Season Review

This season we were chasing a record, a huge record. The most Premier League wins ever. Both us and Manchester United are tied on twenty-four wins apiece. Win the title this season, and we take the record…

Premier League (stats)

So this was the big one. Win this and we break Manchester United’s record. And win it we did! From beginning to end, we led comfortably. We won the league with seven games to spare, losing only once, and then only once the league was wrapped up. I do regret losing that game, as if we’d have won, Southampton would have finished second! But we needed to rest players for the Champions League. C’est la vie. Continue reading Enfield Town – Season Review 2050/51

Enfield Town – Season Review 2049/50

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2049/50 End of Season Review

After a month away from this career, I needed to come back to it. The exorbitant demands from players during contract negotiation is what pushed me away, but after some hard negotiation I got them onto contracts that vaguely resembled their value to the club.

We were going to use a new tactic this season, incorporating a Libero, wingbacks and a strikerless front three, resembling a 1-2-2-2-3-0. For the most part, it was a successful experiment, although the libero was eventually dropped in favour of a ball-playing defender with a stopper duty, changing the formation into a 3-2-2-3-0.

Premier League (stats)

A fifteenth consecutive league title and our record-equalling twenty-fourth overall, but we had to work harder for it this season with Man City chasing us for much of the season, though they had a spectacular implosion in their last seven games, which widened the gap between us and them considerably. I genuinely believe that the league as a whole is weaker than it was at the start of the career, especially below the top four. Continue reading Enfield Town – Season Review 2049/50