After an unexpected promotion, I was fighting against the big boys of Uruguay. And I was one of only 3 clubs not to play my home games in the city of Montevideo - Uruguay's capital. The board set me the target of consolidation but my own personal target was simply to have a half decent season, but ensure I bring in the necessary players and funds to ensure I challenge for the title the following season. Now, before I post the league tables, this is how the structure of the First Division works...
After 1994, the competition was divided in two stages, called the Opening Championship (Torneo Apertura) and Closing Championship (Torneo Clausura), with an end-of-season two-legged final match between the winners of these two tournaments.In the 2005/06 season, the winners of the Apertura and Clausura tournaments played a two (or three) legged playoff; the winner of that playoff played against the best team in the aggregate table to decide the 2005/06 season champion.In the 2006/07 season, the competition was reduced to 16 clubs. *credit to wikipedia*
So anyway, here is the league standings.
So yeah, an AWFUL start which resulted in me changing my tactics and bringing in some fresh faces. And all that topped off with a relaxing break midseason for my players, we came back stronger than ever - and won the Closing Championshp. That set us up nicely for a game against Cerro, a game I could only hope to win, but, we lost over 2 legs. Still a magnificent season.And here is the fixtures.
I let a lot of players go during the break between the first and second season, and while bringing in so many new faces can be unwise, here is the squad that started season 2, and the transfers I made throughout.
And lastly, here are some selected player stats for those interested.
And season 2 comes to a close. Another overachieving season I have to admit, and now I believe I have qualified for the Copa Libertadores, so we may only be 2 or 3 seasons away from switching continents, here's hoping!