Pray silence please for the Portuguese Championship Manager of the bloody Year! I hadn’t even been thinking about personal accolades but I’ll take that. That’s the cherry on top.
So… this season was a biggie, eh? Before I head off to enjoy the glitz and glamour of the top tier of Polish football, let’s take a quick look back on year 2.
Club: SC Angrense
Final Position: 1st in First Phase, 1st in Promotion Stage, PT Championship Champions
Record: W27 D9 L1
Key Player(s): “Olivier” Kingue, Benjamim, Gonçalo “Hurley” Reyes, Pedro “Kevin” Aguiar, Cristiano Magina
Highlight: Our Unbeaten League Season
Lowlight: Belenenses’ 120th minute goal that knocked us out of the Taça de Portugal 4th round
This year has gone better than I could have possibly hoped. Our only defeat was in extremely unfortunate circumstances: A 5-4 extra time loss to a Liga Nos side. For the rest of the season we drew a few and won a lot.
There were times that I feared for our unbeaten record. There were times when our oppositions’ well timed defensive howlers and red cards kept the run alive, and there were times when our last minute winning goals did the same. All I know is that it has been a hell of a Season.
Let’s talk about Cristiano Magina. He needs his own paragraph because quite frankly, he’s had a ridiculous season. It’s probably going to be easier if I just list his accomplishments, so here they are (And I stress that the following lists are taken from the Portuguese Championship, in which there are 80 clubs and about a quadrillion players):
– 1st in list of “Most Player of the Match Awards” with 11
– 1st in list of “Highest Average Rating” with 7.59
– 1st in list of “Top Goal Scorers” with 27
– 1st in list of “Minutes Per Goal” with 89.74
He was all of those things in terms of our club accolades too, as well as being our top assist provider with 12 and our Fans’ Player of the Season. Oh, and of course the Championship Player of the Year.
Olivier deserves a mention too. He made the joint 2nd most key headers in the League with 88, and made the most interceptions by a distance with 571. He was also voted Signing of the Season and Young Player of the Season for Angrense.
Kevin scooped the Goal of the Season award for his run and thunderbastard combination against Farense in September, Benjamim was our tidiest player, Hurley picked up 16 yellows, and not one of our players picked up more than 1 red card.
Lastly, if you had to guess the 2 Angrense players that made it into the Portuguese Championship Team of the Year, who would you say?
Hurley and Magina?
Bloody right! Have a toffee.
Sadly, the last year has been brutal for FC Höllviken. When I last updated you Stefan Lundqvist had made a right pig’s ear of replacing me and had been given his marching orders. Joakim took over for a few weeks before former Russia international Sergey Prigoda took the hot seat. He failed to halt Höllviken’s decline and resigned shortly after they plunged into the 5th tier.
Barely anything remains of the squad that fought tooth and nail for me. Ghanaian flop Lawrence is considered their best player after the mass exodus, former pub teamers Stefan Bouvin and Mattias Andersell are still very much involved in the first team, and the striker I signed and pretty much didn’t play, Wani Mukoko, is their captain. That’s about it really.
So what next? Well, we’ve got a new challenge ahead of us. And something tells me it’s going to be another extremely interesting year.
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