Welcome, Gaffer, to our Season 37 review edition. Presumably you are delighted with how the season turned out for The Gers.
"Aye, most definitely. If you'd said at the start of the season that we'd lift both cups I'd have bitten your hand off!"
Yes, it was an excellent finish to a successful season although the league championship still eludes you. Were you disappointed to finish runner-up for a third time?
"Obviously yes, but overall I was more than satisfied with the team's achievements."
There were a lot of successes on the park for us this season. Who really impressed you?
"I think Juke-Box had an outstanding season and fully deserved his Player of the Season Award, and his two goals in the final won us The Manager Cup. I'd also like to give a special mention to Michael Mols who has been a great servant to the club over the years. He had a fantastic 'Swansong' season and his hat-trick in our last home league match will live in the supporters' memories for years to come."
I'd certainly echo these sentiments, Gaffer. What about the defence's performance?
"Although there were no standouts, I think the defence performed well as a unit."
Were there any disappointments at all?
"Aye, for some reason our two GKs had a miserable season, with neither featuring in the Golden Gloves table, which is quite remarkable given the season we had."
Yes, that was a mystery, rather like last season when Klos scraped in at No.9. How about the new recruits and the youngsters who were bloodied?
"That was one of the really pleasing aspects of the season for myself and the coaching staff. Robertson, Gough, Moore, Spackman, Arteta and Stein all performed admirably to become first team regulars which will stand us in good stead for next season."
Time has run out once again. Many thanks for your insight Gaffer.
Till next time...........it's still not too early to renew these season tickets, Bears.
|Hicham Zeroali (AFC)||FW 3/27||23||39||35|
|Gordon Durie (TED)||FW 3/28||22||50||38|
|Dougie Somner (SPT)||FW 2/26||22||45||35|
|Loco Abreu (MVT)||FW 4/28||22||38||31|
|Slade Wilson (GTH)||FW 3/27||21||46||30|
|Dado Prso (TED)||FW 4/28||20||45||38|
|Nyssa al Ghul (GCK)||FW 4/27||20||37||29|
|Peter Lorimer (SSK)||FW 3/27||19||47||23|
|Valdes Recuerdo (CAT)||6/11||95.2500||4|
|B Wicket (ACU)||3/25||94.1875||16|
|T Walker (ACU)||5/26||92.4211||19|
|Justin Legorinho (ASH)||5/18||91.5000||12|
|Gino Nicotero (SIT)||3/27||91.4091||22|
|Michael Trudeau (BIR)||3/21||90.8261||23|
|Jonathan Crane (GTH)||3/27||90.4545||22|
|Man Of The Match||MOMs||APPs|
|Davi (CAT)||GK 2/26||8||23|
|Gordon Durie (TED)||FW 3/28||7||38|
|B Wicket (ACU)||GK 3/25||6||16|
|Andy Goram (FCG)||GK 3/28||6||26|
|Jock Pink (SPA)||DF 1/22||6||27|
|Ryan Scully (SPT)||GK 2/26||6||31|
|Warren Sapp (HAM)||GK 2/24||5||24|
|Marc Andre Ter Stegen (LEI)||GK 2/26||5||26|
|Gordon Durie (TED)||FW 3/28||12||31||38|
|Bobby Houston (SPT)||WG 2/26||11||16||31|
|Harry Cowlbeck (COU)||MA 3/27||10||9||23|
|Alan Shearer (NEI)||FW 4/28||9||7||25|
|Dado Prso (TED)||FW 4/28||8||31||38|
|Peter Lorimer (SSK)||FW 3/27||8||25||23|
|Teth-Adam (GTH)||WG 3/21||8||13||30|
|Garret Trotter (COR)||FW 4/26||8||10||24|
|Season 37 Trades: 29|
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|Guff Wanderers Need:|
Looking to sign experienced defenders. Contact me with your offers.
|Asteria Kromatos Need:|
To score more goals - defensively we're pretty good for a mid-table team.
|Hamilton Invaders Need:|
Cash lots of it
|Sitan Dama Need:|
|A fast developing youth policy.|
|Hamilton Invaders Need:|
Cash lots of it
|Poll Title||Initiator||Returned||Closing Date|
|Squad limits||Jonathan Miles||37||2017-02-22 13:32:10|
|Happy with them? Currently the max of 26 is for all players. But perhaps to encourage having them it could be changed so no age 0 players count towards the limit? Or a different min/max limit be set. What do you think?|
|Future Special Abilitites||Adam Meney||32|
|Combining the 2 leagues...or not ?||Bill Bushby||17|
|A Shortage of Trading||Adam Meney||17|
|Robin Hood, keep, abolish or modify?||Ed Hollox||16|
|Future Special Abilitites|
|Brian Beerman - February 23rd 2017 23:40|
I concur with Steve Allen in that I thought these abilities would be hidden, i.e. found randomly and you'd only know about it when you promoted an apprentice to your team. Not that I dislike the current format, and I'm not sure which approach is better, just agreeing that's what I .......................
|Steve Allan - February 23rd 2017 9:17|
Randomly aquired abilities - I got to admit when Adam 1st brought this up that is the way i thought we were heading and i think that would have been better. Not sure whether everyone should be able to see players with special abilities or whether you should only see ones from your own team...<.......................
|Bill Ramsay - February 22nd 2017 0:37|
|The Late Maestro! Like a Lubo Moravcik or OG Solskjaer. A player who has 2nd half abilities. Capped at SL18 but if used as sub after 45 mins, he plays at +50% SL.|
|Bill Ramsay - February 22nd 2017 0:27|
|I really like Rich's idea that these abilities (whatever they may be) can be randomly discovered in an apprentice. Maybe limit this to 0/6 and not multipos apprentices to make 0/6 more attractive to purchase!|
|Mike Sherlock - February 19th 2017 17:19|
|Sprinter - adds 3% to Counter attack bonus|
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