Hello and welcome back to Sakaryaspor! Last season was incredible, we won the league and the cup. With our first venture into the Champions League how would we fair this season?
Carlos Bernal joins us for £1.5million, a small outlay for such a quality player. Gökdeniz joins us from Caykur Rizespor, we spent £6million on him which with hindsight might have been a mistake. Suphanat Mueanta comes on a free, he just gives us a bit more quality going forward. Ferhat Cogalan signs to be a fringe player while Julian Aude is here to add quality at LB. Finally a player I am a huge fan of IRL, Calegari. He can play RB, RWB or in midfield. He is a great player, he joins us on loan from Man Utd in game.
The main outgoings were Jacob Ramsey who failed to make an impression in his season here, and Felix Nmecha who was in the final year of his contract so we decided to get some money in for him.
Well, our season got off to a great start winning the Super Cup! While our first ever venture into the Champions League began with a very difficult group. I had no real expectations of us, if we get out of the group, great if not then I’m not going to be too disappointed.
Our league form suffered this season, we couldn’t seem to get any consistency going. Our leaky defence made a reappearance and we were conceding goals left, right and centre. I think it might be time to look for a new keeper.
In the January window we said goodbye to our wonderkid Neil Griffin as Barcelona bid £19.5million for him, the money was too good to refuse for us. Sad as it was to see him go, we can reinvest that money into the club to help us progress.
I have to admit, the save became at bit monotonous this season, I started to lose interest in it. I think it is becoming a bit repetitive, so I feel like next season will be the last one at Sakaryaspor. Galatasaray came back fighting and took the title away from us. We finished 5th and are in the Europa Conference League next season. A competition I feel we have a good chance at winning. I am going to assess the squad and make some improvements, I will most likely tweak the tactic. Let’s see if we can go out on a high.
When I started this save the Super Lig was 14th in the coefficients table, seven seasons in and it is up to 6th. There are some real quality players in this league now and it has become very competitive. In terms of finances, reputation and squad quality, Galatasaray are still above the rest but other teams such as Caykur Rizespor and BB Erzurumspor.
A bit of a hit and miss season then, I am hopeful we can turn it around next season.
Thanks for reading!