LLM.com Updates: Week Ending 19/8/12

Fenomen kicked off this weeks’ updates by taking his 2019-20 Bohemians Prague side into their second season in the Czech First Division. 448 season ticket holders also awaited with baited breath the club’s first foray into European football under their current manager, thanks to last year’s runner up position in the FA Cup. Happily though, this didn’t distract the squad too much and they finished the league in second; a very good result considering the club’s relatively small stature. Further reason to celebrate soon followed as Bohemians went one better than last year and won the FA Cup, meaning further European action awaits them next year.Speaking of Europe, Fenomen beat off the attentions of some Georgians, Belorussians, and Greeks to fight through into the group stage. One million euros brought a little bit of happiness to the club’s otherwise miserable bean counters, and the team finished a respectable third in a group containing Rubin Kazan, Malaga and Sturm Graz. A fine season all round, then.
Meanwhile, the year 2016 was an interesting one for wannabe Viking Soulfusion. He was told to resign by his amateur side Varde for daring to look at applying for a job at a higher placed team, despite all the good work he had done for them previously. Somewhat irked by this, he took two coaches with him as he walked out the door and crossed to fellow Danish Division Two West side Blokhus.The first thing that greeted him on his arrival was an unfit squad, a maxed out wage budget, and a club half a million dollars in debt. Excellent. Nevertheless, Soulfusion set about cutting adrift the dead wood and finishing off the season with his new employers, eventually taking them to seventh position, one place above Varde. An avalanche of terrible puns await us as this adventure looks to continue…
dblooder also had an update for us this week, with his Sporting de Gijon side taking part in the 2026 – 2027 Spanish Segunda Division. Just under 11 million was spent and 12 million received as he began the season with a hectic transfer window, before attempting to satisfy the board’s demands of a safe midtable position in the league. With this well and truly done by March, he decided to spring some changes and throw a lot of kids into the first team in order to give them some experience.The result? Two points in eleven games, and a final position of 16th in the league.This was counteracted by an excellent cup run, however. The run ended with Getafe knocking them out in the quarters, but dblooder achieved the rare feat of knocking Real Madrid out of the cup – a 2-2 draw at home followed by a gutsy 3-3 at the Bernabéu! Much yelling was involved.Unfortunately, the board didn’t much care for all this cup nonsense and decided not to renew their manager’s contract at the end of the season. Ouch.
Chinese takeaway was agreeing with f1dave as he continued to lead Guizhou Zhicheng in search of further glory, having won the Chinese First Division last year. 2020 was looking a different beast though, as the Super League awaited with all the power of its big spending clubs. Another decent cup run saw his side finish in the quarter finals, but it was survival in the league that was Zhicheng’s main priority.The men in green had it covered however as they pushed out a distinctly middle-of-the-road season. 11 game unbeaten runs competed with 8 game winless streaks as f1dave’s men finished bang in the middle of the table with a record of 10 wins, 10 draws, and 10 losses. Relegation was never a threat, and now we can look forward to next year. A 14, a 7, a 9 and lychees, please.
Keefa spent 2026/27 having all sorts of fun in the English Conference Premier, with a horrible run at Grimsby Town seeing him sacked after just 9 league games in charge. Opinions vary, but old timers at Grimsby will whisper that a possible cause of the club’s malaise was a permanently drunk defensive coach.Not to be denied however, Keefa was soon back on his feet and managing Lincoln City in the same division. So there he was, at the fierce rivals of his former club, who were sitting 24th in the league at the time. Despite losing to Grimsby in all 3 matches they played, his Lincoln City side managed to finish above them, ending up in a very credible 12th position.
The 2050/51 Polish First Division season saw European mastermind The Good Doctor at the helm of a massively dominant Pogon Szczecin side he had built up during prior years. They went unbeaten in the league until they dropped three of the last four games, mainly due to TGD’s decision to start playing some youth in the name of experience. Further domestic success followed with a League Cup victory over Gornik Zabrze.Europe is where it is at for the doctor now though, and his team breezed through the Champions League group stage before beating Gladbach over two legs. Real Madrid were up next in the quarters, and a tough 1-1 draw at home. This set up a grand second leg game in Madrid, but the Galacticos won 2-1, knocking the Poles out of Europe. The Good Doctor has a plan though, and there’s always next year…