Season 2017/18 - Naestved BK
After the promotion it was time to strenghten the squad as much as possible, but it tend to be a hard task given that our reputation was very low, so I couldn't attract good danish players and I had to rely on foreign players and loans also. Anyway, after spending hours on the transfer market, the squad quality moved up from awkward to below average, compared to the Superliga standards.
In the Superliga the gaps between the teams are huge. FC Fredericia and we are managing the club wages with a limit of 28k EUR per week, there are some clubs in the range of 40k-60k and then 60k-80k, followed by Brondby IF and FC Midtjylland with 110k and on the top Kobenhavn with 330k.
In the meanwhile the club turned professional, so everything was set up to have a challenging campaign. Mixed results at the beginning, but all losses and draws by small margins, so the more than 60 days long winter break found us in the 3rd place. At that time the board decided to spend a lot of money on a training camp, even when the bank was nearly empty
In this season I was using Joker V2 and already started them to learn Falchion, preparing for the next season
The preliminary phase was a real success at the end, with a decisive finish on the 3rd place. Massive overachievement, although fortunes changed at the end and finished in the 4th place in the Championship Group.
The real highlight of the season was definitely the win of the danish Cup, the whole city was celebrating the heroes!