Sempre Vitória | Season One | Five

The tail end of the season is here. My Vitória side goes in to the last few months sitting in 3rd spot. There’s no hope of a late title challenge, but there’s still plenty of work to do to seal a top five spot to make sure European football comes to Guimarães next season.  Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | Season One | Five”

Sempre Vitória | Season One | Four

I’m so glad January is over. What an absolutely abysmal month it was for us. It included a 3-1 league defeat against our rivals and being knocked out of both domestic cup competitions, falling short against Nacional in the Taca de Portugal 6th round (quarter final) and the semi final of the Taca da Liga against Porto.

This post has a tactical tweak, more player signings and our best month of the season so far. What a treat. Read on!  Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | Season One | Four”

Sempre Vitória | First Day | State of the Club

We’ve ticked the tactic, the squad and staff off the list, now it’s time to go through some of the finer aspects of the club.

In this post I’ll be detailing how our facilities currently stack up, what the financial situation is and outline what the board is expecting us to achieve this season.  Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | First Day | State of the Club”

Sempre Vitória | First Day | Backroom Staff Evaluation

My first day in charge of Vitória is going well so far. I’ve spoken to the squad about the way we’ll be setting up on the pitch this season plus I’ve put together a proposed starting 11 from my evaluation of their skills and qualities.

It’s now time to speak to my backroom staff and determine whether firstly, the current staff will be staying and secondly, whether I need to add a few extra bodies to improve the current quality of coaching, scouting and injury treatment and prevention.  Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | First Day | Backroom Staff Evaluation”