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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|Hamilton Invaders Need:|
Cash lots of it
|Guff Wanderers Need:|
Looking to sign experienced defenders. Contact me with your offers.
|Gotham Villains Need:|
Bad guys with good pace.
|Sitan Dama Need:|
|A fast developing youth policy.|
|Irn Bru Allstars Need:|
|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|
|Robin Hood, keep, abolish or modify?|
|David King - October 29th 2016 12:01|
Using cash isn't the issue. Most managers are spending freely on auctions and so on. The cap isn't affecting that. If managers have a real glut of cash then that's when they look at trading.
|Paul Roseblade - October 29th 2016 1:23|
|I don think I have ever or ever will come close to giving to the needy even with a couple of pistols at my head. Still think iterates a purpose. I would even like to see it come down from 4000k to 3750 or even more severe to 3500. Trading looks dead on its feet compared to what it used to be so th.......................|
|David King - October 12th 2016 11:44|
|If balance >= 4000k then let income = (income/2) Let balance = balance + income If team abb = USL then let balance = balance plus 1000k There, sorted. :-)|
|Adam Meney - October 6th 2016 8:56|
Generally speaking it's the coaches who pay the least attention who breach the ceiling and lose out. They have not been participating in trades or coaching as much and over time have built up a huge bank balance. I have read everything that everyone has had to say and pleasing .......................
|Ellis Simpson - August 3rd 2016 10:45|
I don't particularly like the redistribution of money, as it seems to penalize the successful and reward the unsuccessful. That may be the intent, of course, but I still do not like it. A tax system - flat rate or escalating - is my preference. However, at the same time, my main gripe in t.......................
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