The fourth-tier Swedish football league only plays a 26 match season, so we were able to power through Season #1 pretty quickly. Despite our fantastic 4-1-2 start through the first quarter of the season, the club fell off pretty hard and finished just shy of middle of the table. We were never able to generate any sort of consistency in attack due to our players being epic levels of shit. The entire second half of the season was essentially just parking the bus in 4-5-1 & trying to come away with a draw.
It is looking increasingly unlikely that our manager will be returning to IF Sylvia for a second campaign. His contract expires at the end of November, and the club seems either unwilling or unable to up the salary budget. The club offered contract renewal talks, but they were not acceptable:
Luckily, Carlstad United BK has expressed an interest in bringing on our manager. They finished in the relegation zone of the Swedish First Division, and will be sent down to the Swedish Second Division. The club should be a promotion candidate for next season, and they are offering a payroll budget in the $300,000 range.
I will be back hopefully sometime next week with Part IV of our challenge! Stay tuned!