Kettering Story: Season 2014-2015 Almost Over!
It’s been a really action-packed period of time here for Kettering in Football Manager 2011 but things went well overall, even though it appears that I’ve managed to find a really worthy opponent to consider a rival: Grimsby! Indeed, this club that’s one division lower managed to get us out of the Paint Trophy and despite the low odds, had fun with us in the FA Cup as well. At home as well. We lost 3 to nothing. Ugly!
However, that’s mostly the only bad thing I can mention for the past several games because we’ve managed to get some really solid results, including very important wins against Norwich and Crystal Palace, the main competitors for the number 1 position in the league:
This good series of games keeps us up at the top of the table, but there are in theory a lot of things that can happen by the end of the season (10 games left). I really hope that the lads over at The Poppies can keep it up and lift the trophy in the end but the fight is really close and still anything could happen!
10 games before the end of what could be once again a historical season for Kettering, things are looking pretty sweet for us, with games against teams that should provide to trouble beating:
The Kettering board goes crazy again
Yes, it has happened once again and I really hope that our chairman retires pretty soon because I really hate what he’s doing to us: after deciding to take the cash for many good players, they also decided to leave us with no cover for the left defender position, after accepting an offer (good one, indeed) from Leeds for the newly promoted Robbie Booth:
With just 2 days left to bring in somebody – and virtually no players to fill in the gap at a reasonable price or at least on loan, I had to splash in the cash and spend most of the money received on Booth to get us a semi-decent left defender:
However, there are some good news regarding the semi in-house raised players: Eddie Futcher was purchased a couple of seasons ago as a hot prospect and I am happy that now he managed to get to the first team and perform admirably. He’s not a super star, but a player I’m starting to like a lot because it performs a lot better than the other back-up strikers!
These being said, we’re just a few games away from the title which we should lift (and I really hope that we do!) pretty soon. I really hope that no other problems arise!