The season started very well, possibly to well initial thoughts was, easy top half then the form dipped and we found it very tough to grind out results, as the small league position graph will show. mixture of injuries and the feel good fator wearing off I feel.
We managed to avoid relegation, I felt 1-0 win over stuttgart really helped the situation towards the end of the season.
delighted with this result the finishing position gives us a nice 7m prize money, which will be reinvested in improving the side - sad to see Dresden go down, sort of shocked to see werder Bremen not go back up though.
In the cup we faced our toughest test, in the form of Dortmund, we did well but ultimately lost the tie
Squad stat wise, pretty avarage average ratings which considering where we finished overal is to be expected.
Putaro certainly did better than I expected, So if I cant get him back for next season I will be looking for sure at the striker and midfield options across the summer, defensively I feel overall we okay
I guess with two intakes under the belt, and various youngster that we would have had knocking about at the start, what the situation is like there
Our reserves/2nd squad
I hope at some point to try Harant,Whelan and Walczak next season as they look ready for a run! Midfield wise at 16, Bungar looks talented.
Holzers current stats/aility look very nice for a 15 year old. Same with Bartsh
Mitrovski, even though current ability looks alright I dont really see him as first team material at the mo,ment.
Tietz is a target man striker, developing quite nicely, keeping my eye on this lad.
Dach, has great advanced forward stats for a kid, again watching him too.
So overal, got few guys im liking look of but if they were to be up in first team, they would be bench warming.
Next season, objectives shall be avoid the drop again, and our budget for next season should be 2m to spend.and with 9m in the bank, Should the right players come available I wont be shy to spend to ensure survival.
Other German Leagues
Nothing to out of the ordinary
pretty much the same with the Cup
I think I also forget to mention Bayen Munich won the Champions League in the first season
They beat Man Utd in the Super Cup
but at the Club world championship, they came 3rd!!!! beating NYRB 2-0
The asian side Guangzhou beat Santos 2-0 in the final , which is probably the only odd thing to happen this season!