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  1. Dance off Stjarnan style

    It's been awhile since I posted my story. For the past six years I tend to get one major save going (I am in it for the end game goals I create for myself) between my oh so favorite Europe teams. My beloved San Marino (how dare SI not put them/league in the game this year) and then Stjarnan fc from Iceland.

    I got hooked when ESPN did a story about them and all their hilarious goal celebrations. In which got me hooked for their national team. Yes, my favorite national teams across the pond are San Marino (which is sad I never gotten to see their games) and Iceland. Which is why...well enough about me and lets get to the real reason people like to read these stories...

    End Game GOALS:

    Main Goal: To make Iceland the most powerful league in the whole world. Closest I came was last year where after 42 seasons I got them up fourth in the world. This seems to be unachievable for me. Reason will be discussed later, but maybe after 50 seasons I could get there.

    Secondary Goal: To become the head coach of Iceland NT and take them all the way which the stepping stones in real life have already started on this quest. This goal is quite achievable.

    WARNING/FORWARNING:

    I do apologize for this story. It will get very repetitive most likely. I like talking over small teams in small counties and seeing what I can do with them. The problem is once I get guys to fit in my tactics the story each season is will most likely will be the same. Also it will come a point where all the players in the world will be regens. Which leads we to my rules..

    Rules:

    1. Tactics: Only able to use someone else's tactics after 10 years if I am struggling (in Champs league). Plus usually starting out using my own should at least give a season of two of struggling In our actual league. Last when creating/testing I have to do it hitting the ground running. Which means the first time I create a tactic is when I start the game.

    2. Transfers: Super easy. I can buy anyone as long as its a free transfer. You might ask why not if you have the transfer budget, but my counter is how exciting will it be to only buy free's for the whole career. Granted I have been doing this for the past couple years in my save so it's not that bad to manage my team. As for the end game main goal this is my downfall.

    Since I mostly play in LL's (unless it's Serie A with San Marino) money is hard to come by. Especially in Iceland where the stadium's are terrible, the pay for the league and tv rights are downright laughable. So buying free's and then selling them a couple of years later for a nice profit will allow me to keep float with the outrageous team salary that will make my club go in the red. Now some times I try to speed up the league by when I do have money to buy players around the league for outrageous prices (like 40 million for a guy who wouldn't be able to start on my under 19 team) just to boost their finances up, but this year they will have to do their best to keep up with me. Which tends to make the league a little slower to reach the top goal. But hey, again this is going to be hopefully a long story.

    3. Coach- Normally I start with the lowest rated coach and see how it plays out (if you haven't notice I like challenges). This year since of Rule two, I am going to cheat, by my standards, and go with a coach that is similar rating to the current head coach. Again for the long game I kind of want to have somewhat of a quicker chance of getting the Champs league so the money can start coming in for my little nation. Which after all that BS lets talk about the new coach of Stjarmam FC...


    Greatest Soccer Player ever (Duel sport too in Volleyball)

    Most people are understandably taken back by the worlds greatest soccer player to grace this beautiful earth decided to give it all up at the tender age of 21, to take over the reigns of Stjarnan FC. He turned down a 100 million deal, although some people said it was greater, for just one year for some of the worlds biggest clubs. Instead he decided to put up the cleats and put on a suit to be a head coach. Rumor was Messi wanted him to be his coach so he could learn from the best, but in the end decided to turn away from the spotlight and work his way up. Then again he decided to not turn Pro and decided to go to college first as he was showing the world how goaltending should be played. What better place than to Yale to get an education as well. Still while us mortal men won't know or comprehend the reasons of everything that has lead his to coach this specific team the people of Iceland do know one thing. The man, the myth, the legend is going to take this tiny county and Stjarnan to heights it's never heard of. Welcome Scott Sterling to your new team...



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    Also two video's on youtube that shows why he is the worlds greatest...

    Soccer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F9jXYOH2c0

    Volleyball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY2nVQNlUB8
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  2. Recap of season so far. 14 games

    Scott decided not to change a lot with the team coming in. Only brought in one coach, which was an assistant coach, and only one player as well. Shipping out of course was the current assistant coach and sold two players as well.

    The senior squad mostly is intact from when he got here with a few changes. First we shall look to see the transfers:

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    As you can see we made a nice little profit on Arnar Mar Bjorgvinsson, and well the 35 year old Veigar Pall Gunnarsson wasn't getting any younger or well playing time so he was gone. As for Charley Formen it might not be the best for the salary, but he will shore up our defense.

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    Also Coach Sterling released Horour Fannar Bjorgvinsson (loaned from KR) since he decided to go with a goal keeper on the actual roster after pre-season. With the release from loan and the selling of the players he did decide to call up two players so far in a midfielder and a striker.

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    With that the rosters are the same with though three players still getting a lot of attention in the transfer market.

    Pre-season

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    So pre-season didn't start very good for Scott Sterling and fans were already questioning if he couldn't impart all his knowledge on the game with his team especially after the Under 19 team beat his squad. Sure he change the tactics of his team to a 4-4-2 narrow, but surely he the senior squad should of easily put away the team. Luckily some of the fans got excited when they took on their first real opponent in IR in which a easily 2-0 win was shown. However, as you can see the next 3 matches were all loses with each game an own goal was scored.

    Deildabikar

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    Scott Sterling already said he didn't real care about the Deildabikar. And why should he, it's not the league and Stjarnan has never even made a final in it's 56 year club history. Especially after the pre-season where they struggled. Apparently with two changes with his tactics, from counter to control, and Flexible to Fluid the team came out hot. Especially with a few changes to the roster (this is where the loan keeper Horour Fannar Bjorgvinsson lost the starting job) things just clicked. Even with not everyone match fit, we did have three injuries and a couple people with a cold, coach Sterling came out hot when the games count and won the first 5 games by the score of 14-1. Even in the game (FH) where they scored first they rattled off three goals to easily win.

    After finishing first fans thought it would be a cruised to the finals. Which wasn't the case at all. Three games on short rest, players not fully match fit, and having the Quarter Final and Semi Final go to penalty shootouts they limped into the finals. Apparently Scott Sterling would impart his expertise on his goalie as both shootouts they won and the goalie stopping two shots each time.

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    Somehow in what looked to be a third straight game going into extra time after a late goal, Stjarnon would somehow manage to score one more to seal the deal. With that hope is high for the official season to start and see what this team and the new coach have in store with them. While they are predicted to finish second the team thinks they might win it all, and by the way they have started after a rocky pre-season it looks like it very well might happen.

    Everything is not groovy though as the finances are already in the red on the month and looks like the overall balance for the year will be red. This is not good for a team that is not professional, with a small stadium and needs to improve on facilities.

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  3. May & June 2016

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    May wasn't a bad month for CoachSterling. 5 games played with the longest winning streak ever forStjarnan and now sits at 10 games. Most fans thought theBorgunarbikar Third Round was a loss, apparently the board doesn'tcare nor Sterling, since he bench all his starters to let hisreserves play the game. It also marked the first time he didn't use asub as this game which when to a shoootout for the third time thisyear, and in another cup match, his boys came out on top.


    Although it might not be good at thelast two games of the month were ties, but the positive note is theirdefense is sure looking good as they netted 6 goals and only gave up1 in five games. Although most could say it would be four since thecup game most of the reserves got to see the pitch for the firsttime. Also I forgot to take a picture of the league standings butStjarnan is in first place by one point.


    Goalscorers:
    Daniel Laxdal 1
    Holmbert Friojonsson 2
    Porri Runarsson 1
    Guojon Baldvinsson 2


    Assists:
    Johann Laxdal 1
    Hilmar Arni Halldorsson 1
    Charlie Formen 1


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    June would either be the rise or thedownfall of Sterling at Stjarnan. There would be six games playedwith five of them being league matches with the fourth round of theBorgunarbikar. The first loss when it counts came in this month atthe ends of the Borgunarbikar cup where Sterling would send out allreserves and unlike another shootout they were denied any goals whilegiving up two. Despite the cup game the club started to turn on thegoals in which they scored in four of the six games with two gamesputting up ten games. So while last month where they only put up 6goals/5 games they put up a whopping 15 goals/6 games. More shockingis that in two of those games they didn't even score. Stillundefeated in league play they did tie KR (always seem to be ourrivals). While the goal scoring went up so did our shutouts as weonly posted one which was the tie to the KR game. So giving up onegoal in five games last month we gave up 9 goals in six games. Againa little skewed with the reserves playing in the cup much.


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    Coach Sterling has his beat with a gameup on second place with a four point lead with an undefeated recordright now. As for the stats go we don't really do much of anythinggreat other than play amazing team ball as two of the top threeaverage rating are Stjarnan players. Also shutouts we post 2 morethan any other club.


    The winds are turning though for CoachSterling and might now while everything is going swimmingly in theleague behind close doors there is a storm brewing. Sterling has abunch of ambitions for the team and right now that might be too muchto bite off in which something has to break, and right now there hasbeen a small bend.

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    Now the club is operating in the redespecially with the monthly loss of six digits. One of the up andcoming centerbacks apparently doesn't want to see where their newcoach will take them and has decided to not resign with the team anddecided to leave for Germany at the end of the year. Each month seemsto bleed money and while coach Sterling has asked for a new stadium(denied), Stadium expansion (denied), senior affiliate (accepted thencanceled), professional status (denied) it looks like someone willhave to go soon. Will a first place in the league be enough to keepSterling around, or will he bounce to a bigger team in the leaguethat has the same ambitions as him? Time will tell, and while thefans are loving him it might not be enough.


    Goalscorers:
    Holmbert Friojonsson 1
    Eyjolfur Heoinsson 1
    Hilmar Arni Halldorsson 2
    Guojon Baldvinsson 5 (3 in one game totie then team record)
    Olafur Karl Finsen 6 (4 in one game toown the team record)


    Assists:
    Johann Laxdal 1
    Porri Runarsson 1
    Hilmar Arni Halldorsson 2
    Charlie Formen 2
    Olafur Karl Finsen 1
    Alex Por Hauksson 3
    Guojon Baldvinsson 1


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  4. July 2016

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    July was a crazy whirlwind month.Stjarnan is not going go make Coach Sterling have a undefeated seasonas they lost two of the five games. With the 2-1-2 record for themonth they now find themselves out of first (up by 5 points lastmonth) to now in second place with the dagger coming with a lost tothe now first place team to end the month. Maybe it has to do withteam chemistry, team finances, injuries, or just falling back toearth. Whatever the case is the season is not lost yet. Still it wasthe good, the bad and the ugly for the month.

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    The ugly: Sure we might of lost firstplace, but we did have 4 injuries to our starters. Knowing that twoplayers are now going to be sold also affects team chemistry. AsSterling has pulled all the right strings all year he might ofaccidentally pulled the wrong one by bringing back his startinggoalkeeper from injury against Fylkir. While losing first place thatmight put some pressure on the board if it was a smart decision tohire Sterling as coach especially if this slide continues.

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    The Bad: You might wonder why showingyour finances are back in the black is the “bad”, but that iscause the board decided that our young goalscorer was too good tokeep on our team (its all about the money) and coach Sterling decidedthat another deal was too good to turn down. Here were the two dealsthat went down.

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    The good: We got our startinggoalkeeper back (despite being a bit rusty) and will have two otherstarters back within a week. Also the lost in the cup game will keepour players fresh for the final third. Plus the hardest competitiongames we face off are at home. Word is that some player names arebeing brought up who want to play for Sterling so anything it willhelp the team for next year. Last despite this month, a tweak intactics once again by Sterling will see if he is back to pulling allthe right strings and with a trim roster it might just be good enoughto keep all the regulars fit and get the bench match fit as well sono one misses a beat.

    ​Goalscorers:
    Daniel Laxdal 1
    Hilmar Arni Halldorsson 2
    Porhallur Kari Knutsson 1
    Olafur Karl Finsen 2

    Assists:
    Johann Laxdal 1
    Holmbert Friojonsson 2
    Guojon Baldvinsson 1

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  5. August 2016

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    Not perfect, but as close as one wouldhope. You would think going undefeated for the month with a 4-1-0record we could get some breathing room in the league. We didn'tclaim first place until the last game of the month as Fylkir would go3-2-0 with their second tie as the last game of the month.


    The ugly: Guojon Baldvisson!!! Sure wesold off some strikers, and he went on a tear until he decided to getinjured and miss the rest of the month. Probably the first time theugly and the good are referring to the same person.

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    The Bad: Let's keep this traditiongoing of having a positive balance mean it's bad. Now who did we selloff you might ask, well...how about the player we brought in for freeat the beginning of the year. Now our two cornerstones on defense forthe next four years are off the team. You would think of all theseplayers so far sold off would help Sterling get his way on somethings, but sadly the board won't budge. They rather just stay afloatand not spend money to improve the team, or will they...

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    The Bad: Let's keep this traditiongoing of having a positive balance mean it's bad. Now who did we selloff you might ask, well...how about the player we brought in for freeat the beginning of the year. Now our two cornerstones on defense forthe next four years are off the team. You would think of all theseplayers so far sold off would help Sterling get his way on somethings, but sadly the board won't budge. They rather just stay afloatand not spend money to improve the team, or will they...

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    The good PART 2: So they will resigncoach Sterling as coach for another year. No increase in money, but if hegets relegated his salary will go from 25% increase to 35%. Oh happydays, but lets be honest if coach Sterling decides to tank nextseason he won't be hired back so the raise was basically pointless.Here our prayer goes out that the new Chairman will actually givemoney.

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    The good PART 4: Apparently I didn'tsave the picture, but going back to the ugly here it is. GuojonBaldvisson decided that he wasn't, or well was going to be the nextperson to be sold. I don't know, but he did play like a madman beforegetting injured. How so you ask? How about reclaiming his name in theStjarnan record books now for most goals scored in a game. Sure wetied earlier in the season and then our up and coming striker OlafurKarl Finsen broke it, and then was sold, before breaking his as hescored five in one game.

    Goalscorers: Hilmar Arni Halldorsson 1
    Haukur Oskarsson 1
    Holmbert Friojonsson 4
    Larus Bjornsson 2
    Guojon Baldvinsson 7 (5 in one game toown the team record)

    Assists:Charlie Formen 1
    Guomundur Asgeir Guomundsson 1
    Baldur Sigurosson 1
    Haukur Oskarsson 1
    Porhallur Kari Knutsson 1
    Holmbert Friojonsson 2
    Larus Bjornsson 2
    Guojon Baldvinsson 3

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  6. Septmeber 2016 with recap of 2016 season

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    So what looked to be down to the wirefirst place finish wasn't as exciting as the build up. Actually itwas kind of a let down. Sure we had the easier schedule (5th, 9th, and 10th place teams) while they have toplay two of the top five teams. It was over before the last game evenplayed and while there was a record to be broken on (most games wonin a season for Stjarnan) coach Sterling let some of his players restand they ended with a tie.

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    While the double is impressive coachSterling had this to say as the curtain came down, “The only goalwas to win the league and to qualify for Champions league. Surewinning the double is nice, and especially winning the league, butright now we have higher asperations and right now we are kind ofhandcuff on what I can do.” While most think it is a shot of theboard for not approving anything, again this is just the end of theseason and they did give Sterling a new contract. Is there someproblems between them, we don't know, but everytime we asked beforeit was always “We are working together to strive for greatness”.

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    Look at all that money we got forwinning the league, and then look at all the money we have to pay ourplayers. So it looks like we will be in the red for the year despiteall the players we sold. Fantastic. Something will have to change sowill that affect our ability to win the league for next year?

    Goalscorers:
    Haukur Oskarsson 1
    Holmbert Friojonsson 1
    Larus Bjornsson 1
    Guojon Baldvinsson 3

    Assists:
    Porhallur Kari Knutsson 1
    Holmbert Friojonsson 1
    Byrnjar Gauti Guojonsson 1
    Haukur Oskarsson 1
    Baldur Sigurosson 1
    Guojon Baldvinsson 1

    Offseason is finally here!

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    Year Recap: We won the league and theDeildabikar. That was great despite the heated race all year forfirst place in the league to have it sizzle out in the final month.With three games left and only up one point to win the league with atie as the last game and still win the league by 7 is impressive.Also coach Sterling already tied their history record for most winsin the league with 15. Also a 15-5-2 record is impressive with allthe injuries and people we sold. Apparently I was suppose to win theleague but I am sure I was listed as coming in second in thepre-season polls.


    Also if Goujon Baldvinsson didn't getinjured or had those two huge record scoring games (3 and 5 goals) Idon't think the fans would have gave him the title of Player of theSeason. Also out of the fans Team of the Season three are no longerwith the team (Formen and Guojonsson were sold and Friojonsson was onloan from KR) with a fourth, Runarsson, who missed most of leagueplay with a serious injury. The silver lining, if there is one, isthat most of our players are young on that list so we should do fine.Only one player is at the age of 30 (striker Baldvinsson).

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    Here is the complete injury list fromlast season. Bad that two of the three people who missed a couple ofmonths were starters for our team. Also we lost our head physio afterthe season, apparently our club isn't good enough for his stature. Ohwell maybe he wasn't good enough since we had a bunch of injuries.

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    Again Baldvinsson turned it on at theend of the year, but 17 league goals in 17 league games isn't a badstat. Only problem with him is he wants out. Coach Sterling lookingat the current depth chart would be limited (only one legitimatestriker) so that means a tactical lineup change. Even still he mighthave to change it up if the roster stays the same going into nextyear. He wasn't even projected on either of these lists in the finalmonth and a half, so it shows how clutch he was for us to win theleague.

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    What a striker it was. From 33 yardsout and through traffic just knife the upper left as a Stjarnanplayer got on this list. We had some decent goals on the year but assoon as that happened the league knew that it was the goal of theyear.

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    Sure its Iceland, but you have to startsomewhere. With a new team, new tactics, language barrier, boardforcing your hand at selling off some players to keep afloat financesit is not that hard to think why Sterling wouldn't win Coach of theYear. Even if we somehow didn't win first in the league it stillwould have been hard not to give it to him. However, Fylkir coachHreioarsson did put up a good fight.

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    Five players made the Team of the Year.With all the talk from our back-line not being strong we did have 3of the 4 (despite Formen is no longer on the team). Now the race ison to get our training up, with some new coaches to hopefully helpout in training as well to push most of our young team in a positionto compete in the top division in Iceland.

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    The board did take one step in theoff-season to increase our junior coaching budget. Hey it's a startand you have to always find some starting ground with the Board.


    As for the finances (second picture) we can see that well we make a ton of money. Fantastic. That basically covered maybe like 3 weeks of pay for our players. So the future is not bright for Stjarnan when it comes to finances. Although it looks like coach Sterling is starting to change the culture around, or well the new Chairman is more inline with the coach since they did inject 275K in the club (third picture). Last picture is probably one of the most beautiful things the new chairman has done. While he has invested some money, Coach Sterling decided to not waste any time and asked for improved training grounds (sadly didn't take a picture of this). Sterling tried to sneak in with youth but was denied since 2.2 million went towards the training grounds.

    Key Signing:


    Well since coach Sterling did only bring in one player the first year you would think he would be here. Sadly he didn't even last the full first season as was sold off so can't really make this list. Despite what he did in his short time here. However, the fans and coach Sterling was happy to have Charlie Formen for the limited time. Although from the other additions we might not be that far behind the curb and might be able to keep going for titles with a few of our youth guys.


    Other Additions:


    1. Attacking Midfielder (Center) – Haukur Oskarsson
    He only got 7 starts in the league and had 2 goals and 2 assists. Why is he first you ask. First he is only 16 years old and was a player who came through the ranks of our youth for new players. Someone who was just signed and then started everygame when the title was on the line should explain why he is here. (Also pictures will be posted later for additions since they will be shown for the upcoming season).

    2. Defensive Midfielder, Midfielder (Center) - Alex Por Hauksson
    Injury and people playing great made this reserve player at the start of the season ( he is also 16 years old) get to see most of the season on the bench. Still for the year he got to play in 13 games (3 sub) and all three of his assists came in league play with a even 7 rating for the year.

    3. Striker (Center) – Larus Bjornsson
    Sure he was added early in the year from the reserve squad with the selling of some strikers and some injuries. He didn't get to play much this year, and at the beginning of the year he found himself in 5 games (2 as a sub) for only a rating of 6.44 with no goals or assists. However, when he did start to get some league time at the end of the season he turned it up in the 7 games (4 as a sub) with 3 goals and 2 assists with a rating of 7.52.

    4. Defender (center) – Atli Freyr Ingolfsson
    Also came up the ranks with Oskarrson (16 years old), and was thrown in the fire at the end and probably worst so. He got to play in 4 games (1 sub) and didn't even play center back for us but left back after we sold Formen. As a guy who doesn't have as much potential as Oskarsson he did have almost a 7 rating for playing out of position.


    Key Loss: Attacking Midfielder(Center), Striker (Center), AM (RL) Olafur Karl Finsen sold for 325K


    Well this is tough. We did have seven people departed (6 sold, 1 didn't resigned and signed with a bigger club). It was going to look like Formen who we just signed to start the year, but if Ingolfsson can keep playing like he did in his short time, and learn leftback, it shouldn't be that big of a loss. But when you are forced by your Board to sell off your promising young striker that would do it. Still 8 goals in 11 games might be hard to replace especially by a 24 year old.


    Other Losses:
    1. Defender (Center), D (R) - Byrnjar Gauti Goujonsson left on a free
    Such a shame to lose him on a free. If anything it would have been nice to at least sell him for something. Sadly he wanted no part of my team. I wish him the best, but this might be one of those times of “I told you so.” about leaving. While he did only have one goal and an assist he was lockdown as a center back for our team. Although he might have the first laugh depending if we can find someone else for the new year.2. Defender/ Wingback (L), M (L) – Charlie Formen sold for 300K
    Let's be realistic we knew he would probably would have been sold off in his final year (I assumed he wouldn't want to re-sign), but I didn't see this coming. Most people like to at least finish one full year with a new team, but he wanted out and a silly team was willing to pay a nice price for him. Although if his replacement falters next year I am the silly person for letting him go since he was clutch for us on that left backside.

    3.Attacking Midfielder (Left), M (RL), AM (RC) Halldor Orri Bjornsson sold for 185K
    One of the first people we sold for a big price. Honestly didn't want him to go, but the price was too good to turn down. Plus we have a bunch of young people on our team who can now get more experience (with playing time) since he is gone. Also it was good form by Sterling to show the Board he is willing to sell off people to try to help the club early on when they fell in the red.

    4. Attacking Midfielder (Right), Striker (Center) Arnar Mar Bjorgvinsson sold for 72KI don't know if this was a good deal or not. Either way as a 26 year old who wasn't seeing anytime on the pitch and fetched a good price (maybe should of pushed it to 100K) but it was the first door opening for the younger players to get some pitch time.

    5. Defender (Center) – Gretar Sigfinnur Siguroarson sold for 10.75K
    Not a commanding price but lost a step as a 34 year old defender. Plus at the time we have a pretty good backline who was going to stay on the pitch for most of the time without coming out.

    6. Attacking Midfielder (Center), Striker (Center) – Veigar Pall Gunnarsson sold for 2.4K
    As a 36 year old on a team of youth players would have been great to keep him around to tutor, but was taking up a lot of salary and basically gave him away for free. Sure we sold him for 2.4K but we still have loyalty to pay out at 2K. Still his salary was the key so within the first few days of taking over as coach he was on the trade block.
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  7. 2017 Pre-season and everyone's favorite Deildabikar

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    Johann Laxdal would be in his finalyear of contract so Sterling wasted no time to seal that deal upquick. With three quick signings, two coming on the same day, thatpushed out a regular started who didn't want to be on the teamanymore so forced his sale (our GK). Also the Board decided to selloff another player for the price being to high and Sterling hadnothing to say as he allowed the sale unlike the previous one. Maybeit is cause the new Chairman has helped him out he decided to acceptand move on.

    2017 Stjarnan Team

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    The vaulted seven reserves

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    We all know that the Deildabikar is our pre-season. It's not a knock to our league or teams we have to play, but the actually friendlies are just getting people started to get match fit. It usually takes 3 games in the Deildabikar to get our team to a good match fitness.

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    It was a very successful campaign this year with our new striker getting injured and missing a month. Another surprise, while good yet still might be concerning, is that some of our youth players are now getting called up to their respective national teams (under 21 and under 19). Still with some players missing, and sending some players out on loans Stjarnan showing why they are the league champs as they went undefeated with a 6-1-0 in play. The Semi final was a little scary as it took extra time before we found our first goal (scored 2 before half in extra) and the finals was a little close with just a 1-0 score. Yet for the second straight year we cruised to first place and won it all.

    Last years stats:
    Went 6-0-1 (lost to Grindavik 1-2)
    Outscored opponents 19-5
    Had 6 clean sheets
    Quarters and Semi's went to a shootout
    Leading Goalscorer: Goujon Baldvinsson 4 goals in 9 games
    Leading Assister: Goujon Baldvinsson 3 goals in 9 games (tied with Charlie Formen who had one extra game)

    This Years stats:
    Went 6-1-0 (revenge on Grindavik 1-0 this year)
    Outscored opponents 19-9
    Had 4 clean sheets
    Semi went to extra not a shootout
    Leading Goalscorer: Goujon Baldvinsson 11 goals in 10 games
    Leading Assister: Hrvoje Tokic 3 goals in 5 games (tied with Eyjolfur Heoinsson (7 games), Arnor Sveinn Adalsteinsson (9 games), and Johann Laxdal (10 games))

    Scott "The Man, the myth, the Legend" Sterling

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    So it only took a year and one competition for Scott Sterling to crack the top 10 Hall of Fame Coaches for Iceland. So if he keeps up this pace by year five he should be the undisputed coach of All-Time for Iceland.

    Season Expectations

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    Okay I understand last year us being second, but this year they still have us second?!? We kept our leading scorer back, added great striker (at least stats wise), a way better GK, and someone to replace Formen. Yes I know we sold some players who were good and could score, but everyone else is back from last years team. Unless other teams when out and bought a ton of people I don't see how this is the case.

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    Yeah I don't get it. Last year the only like 3 people were bought for the league (or that's what it seemed like) for a total of like 5K. Most of the money that was brought in from the league was around 950K (but 900k was from our team). So there has been a lot more movement this year, but as you can tell other players are selling instead of really buying so I don't get why we are second. Oh well just a clipping to put on the wall.

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    Well, well, Chairman. Where were you last year? I love this guy. The second picture is a little further, but after the first investment that the Board did you knew this was going to happen just had to wait until I was about to ask the Board again which is right before the season play starts. Wahoo!

  8. May 2017

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    Monthly record: 5-0-1
    Can we just not sign up for the Borgunarbikar. I don't care about it (yet) since I don't have the team to actually focus on it. It would be the first time we would lose in a shootout under coach Sterling in a crazy away to end the game. The game was tied until the 82 minute when an own goal give us the lead. Right before the game ended a foul was called on us in the box which allowed them to tie to send it into extra's. Yes half of my bench again got the start in the cup who wasn't fully match ready.

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    Record: 4-0-0
    This is what the fans care about and what a fast start we came out with. Sure we are tied for first place with KA (who?!?! oh the team with the 1000-1 odds to win...yeah them) with a game to be played. Everyone already has a lost and the scary thing is we don't have everyone back from national team play yet.

    Three keys to the month:

    1. Who would of thought Hrvoke Tokic would be our leading scorer in league play after missing a month of play and before that went 10 hours without scoring his first goal. That and Goujon Baldvinsson is only 4 goals of owning the most goals ever for a Stjarnan player (remember he had 11 goals in 10 games in Deildabikar this year)


    2. Who says you need a bench? Coming into the season we had 24 players on our senior squad. After some people left for loans, people getting demoted to Under 19 team, and having national teams ask for our players we are lucky to field 16 players a game. Luck is on our side since we only had one major injury this year and that was early in the year.


    3. For league play so far we are scoring at least 3 goals a game. One game we were down, before storming back to a 3-1 win. Now running two tactics. While very similar they both have two different play styles to them and right now it's hard for the opposing teams to figure out which is which. In the end it's just too much as Stjarnan is angry for being voted to finish second this year.

    Goalscorers:
    Daniel Laxdal 1
    Goujon Baldvinsson 2
    Haukur Oskarsson 3
    Hrvoje Tokic 9

    Assists:
    Arnor Sveinn Adalsteinsson 4
    Atli Freyr Adalsteinsson 1
    Eyjolfur Heoinsson 2
    Goujon Baldvinsson 3
    Hrvoje Tokic 1
    Porri Runarsson 1

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  9. June 2017

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    Month record: 6-0-0
    It was a crazy month for Sterling who spent more time away from the players and pitch and more in the office. Could a team almost lose the season when for the second month they go undefeated and currently are riding a 30 game winning streak? Last year runner's up (Fylkir) were the only challenging game and they bag 3 goals against us (we scored a whopping 6). For the month we only gave up 4 goals.

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    Record: 10-0-0
    So we are the only team in double digits for goal difference so far with 25. KA who is surprising trying to push for champs has 9 (again they are suppose to have odds of 1000-1). Maybe that is why our league isn't doing so well in the world...

    Three keys to the month:


    Surprisingly for Baldvinsson it would come against the second place team (KA) to break the career record for goals as he tapped one in off of a rebound to score his 63 goals. Problem is from the beginning of the year of knowing being close to the record he has carried himself higher than everyone else and now half the team is upset with coach Sterling who has declined trade talks for his striker. When Baldvinsson has asked from the beginning of the year to move on from the club.

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    While firing hot this year, coach Sterling tried to make two bold moves. That was to make two 17 year old players on his team the highest pay players. Sadly he only got one of them (Alex Por Hauksson) and lost Oskarsson. Sterling responded that the league and his team needs to be able to complete. Apparently the no professional status for Stjarnan is catching up to Sterling. If both of those players left it could have been too much for this team to have and despite having an 8 point lead for the league could of lost it. Still 80K for a 17 year old might not go over well when trying to sign other people to the team.

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    So Stjarnan is on the rise as a club (pic 1), as you can see from their young players trying to be poached, but the league itself (pic 2) is struggling as it slipped 4 places and now sits in 47 place in the world. However, a new record for the highest scoring game (pic 3) against Fylkir shows how much class Stjarnan has become from the new year.

    Goalscorers:
    Daniel Laxdal 1
    Eyjolfur Heoinsson 1
    Goujon Baldvinsson 3
    Haukur Oskarsson 1
    Hrvoje Tokic 4
    Kari Petursson 2
    Snorri Pall Blondal 2

    Assists:
    Brynjar Mar Bjornsson 4
    Daniel Laxdal 1
    Eyjolfur Heoinsson 1
    Goujon Baldvinsson 3
    Haukur Oskarsson 2
    Porri Runarsson 1




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    Month record: 4-2-1
    For seven games in a month that's not a bad record. Then again when you break it down its good vs. evil. Sure, league play wasn't great, but most of that was cause Sterling was treating it like the Borgunarbikar. With 3 out of the 4 matches he decided to let his reserves play. One good note is that most of the senior squad is now match fit. On the other side of the coin it is cause Champions League play has started and while the first matchup was an even toss up the second one is against a stronger opponent.
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    Record: 11-2-1
    Going 1-2-1 for the month isn't very good, but after the last two months of being perfect we still hold a whopping 7 point lead over KA (who just managed to break double digits in goal difference). Even with Tokic getting injured the second time this year (first time missing league play) he still has a comfortable lead in goals by 6 and has the first time a player has over an 8 rating going for league play.

    Three keys to the month:

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    The Board decided to offer another year to Sterling, but this time with a 3K yearly raise. Board is a little concerned with this months performances in the league play which held them back for offering a multiyear deal, but if anything it just cements another year at Stjarnan.

    If I told you that in Champions league play we would be without our two starting strikers in two games, with another game only having on would you believe me that we scored 7 goals and only gave up 2 goals? I hardly don't believe it either, but against HJK we won both legs 3-1 and somehow sneaked out a 1-0 win on the road at Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

    Kari Petursson is another youth player that was plucked from the youth reserves and thrown into the fire. He was the only natural person who could play that position who was under the age of 32, so might as well bring in a 20 year old to shore it up. Didn't have a bad month despite playing in six of the seven games bagging 2 goals.

    Goalscorers:
    Daniel Laxdal 1
    Eyjolfur Heoinsson 1
    Goujon Baldvinsson 3
    Haukur Oskarsson 1
    Hrvoje Tokic 4
    Kari Petursson 2
    Snorri Pall Blondal 2

    Assists:
    Brynjar Mar Bjornsson 4
    Daniel Laxdal 1
    Eyjolfur Heoinsson 1
    Goujon Baldvinsson 3
    Haukur Oskarsson 2
    Porri Runarsson 1
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  11. August 2017

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    Month record: 4-0-3
    Looks like Sterling has changed his mind on what is more important as he used reserves again for the second month for league games and focus heavily in the Champions League. It didn't look to pay off since for the Playoff Second Leg they would run into Ludogorets who beat Sterling and company at Ludogorets. Also the next match was a come-from-behind win for Fylkir to hurt confidence a little bit.

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    Record: 2-0-2
    Sterling again for the second month would play reserves in three of the four league matches. Scoring is starting to slow down, but that will change since Champions League isn't a factor anymore. Still a lost to Fylkir (they are terrible this year after keep pace with me last year) was hurtful and KA (still in second) is showing they do have everything clicking with them as now everyone in the league has at least 3 losses.

    Three keys to the month:

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    The Board was either wore down by the nagging of Sterling, losing key youth players, or just excited of the money Sterling has brought to the club this year as they finally caved in turning Stjarnan only the third team in Iceland professional.

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    Sterling can now focus on league for the rest of the year. This might be bigger than Iceland making Euro's two years ago since a semi-professional team is playing with the big boys. This is probably the sole reason we got professional status coming up, but as you can see we are in a very tough group. So some big losses are going to be coming our way. Still mighty little Stjarnan, with their starters, are magical when playing at home.


    Kari Petursson continues his hot place as he was the leading goal scorer and assist this month. The fire isn't too hot for this kid. Although we did get finally someone to help back up his attacking midfielder in a new prospect, but that is more of a project while Petursson is proven to be a force for our attacking midfield.

    Goalscorers:
    Daniel Laxdal 1
    Eyjolfur Heoinsson 1
    Horour Arnason 1
    Hrvoje Tokic 2
    Ivar Orn Svansson 1
    Kari Petursson 3
    Larus Bjornsson 2

    Assists:
    Eyjolfur Heoinsson 1
    Horour Arnason 1
    Hrvoje Tokic 1
    Johann Laxdal 2
    Kari Petursson 3
    Larus Bjornsson 1
    Snorri Pall Blondal 1



  12. September 2016 to End of Year

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    Monthly Record: 4-0-4
    League Record: 3-0-0
    Champions League Record: 1-0-3

    The league was over before the month started which looks to be now that Stjarnan is by far the top team of the league. In what looked all by locked up for second was little KA which faltered and actually would lose out to Valur for second place.They did have the same amount of points, but with Champs league not to worry about Stjarnan decided to play their main starters and they would dominate for three straight wins. Sterling would tie another team record for most wins in the season with 16 wins.

    Three keys to the month:

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    “I like to dream, but I know we have no chance of advancement. I would like to believe we can win some games, but reality scoring goals would be success.” Coach Sterling said before Group Stage started. It looked as if they would go scoreless in Group play, until the new year came and the last Group game would be played. It would be on the road, but somehow we not only got to score our first goal we would win the game as well.

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    Baldvinsson would claim Player of the Year, set the Stjarnan record for goals for a player, but it would be Tokic who would win the Icelandic Golden Boot. Between the both of them they would put up 24 goals when Baldvinsson played in 16 games while Tokic appeared in only 14.

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    Listen for what Tufegdzic did for guiding KA this year was nothing short by amazing. You have 1000-1 odds of winning the league, and this is with the powerhouse of Stjarnan on the rise, and they finished ten points behind them and lost second only in the final month. Still Sterling took a non-professional team to the Group Stage of the Champions League and won one of the games from group stage. I don't know, but if you are going to look at the Head Coach of the Year it should be for the year not just league play. Just my two cents though.

    Goalscorers:
    Hrvoje Tokic 4
    Goujon Baldvinsson 3

    Assists:
    Alex Por Hauksson 1
    Bynjar Mar Bjornsson 1
    Horour Arnason 1
    Johann Laxdal 1
    Kari Petursson 2




  13. 2017 Season Recap and Awards

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    For the second straight year a deep outside the shot box from a Stjarnan player would claim the goal of the year. This wasn't from the distance from last year, but this was still a beautiful curling shot that got around two player and on the out reach hands of the keeper.

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    Four players only made the Icelandic Team of the Year. Coach Sterling did sub out a lot of regular starters, but still got both strikers to make the team this year with a midfielder (Runarsson) and then team icon defender Daniel Laxdal as well. Shocking our goalkeeper didn't make it, but still impressive after the starters all missed 6 league games to rest for Champs League play.

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    So it seems like it wasn't just my thoughts of winning the league two straight years that we were the best team. This is also surprising of the amount of youth players who are playing on our senior squad.

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    Finances are in great shape. Now the race is on to get our facilities to world class. This might be a problem as well now that we have the money that the board will not look to help garner more money (lack of stadium capacity) and with that money coach Sterling needs to keep improving the team but without making the salary too high that it hurts the team in the long run. Sure our revenue is going up, but as you can see most of those numbers are K's instead of M's.

    Funny note is that our Chairman Brynjar Gunnarsson won his second term (this is awesome since he put money into the club), but for some reason 3 directors decided to leave after him getting his second term. Could this be a problem? Also I love how we got a new sponsor but could it be any lower worth?

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    Nothing too shocking here, although most have already been said already throughout the season. However, it is the first time we did have a player lead the league in goals, assists, and rating. Also the first time a player hit at least an 8 for a full season for us.

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    Maybe this would be more news if we didn't get the cash from the Champs League, but honestly it is the first time ever in any of my saves (have done at least 4 in the past 6 years of this game) that another Iceland team decided to show interest in me as being there coach. Still with what we have and especially our young players there is a slim chance of Sterling to leave right now. Maybe down the road when Stjarnan is a powerhouse in Europe, but as of now one team needs to be build up first for Iceland.

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    Eyjolfur Heoinsson (pic 1) lost his starting job in league play after his second minor injury, and Baldur Sigurosson (pic 3) were sold for cheap mostly to get their wages off the books which is why the team didn't press much more.

    What looked to be a dangerous tandem up top for at least two more seasons was to see Goujon Baldvinsson (pic 2) to be sold as well. Again, he wanted to be sold before the year, which means for the third straight year an newly face striker will be a regular for Stjarnan.

    Last picture shows what it is like for how much of a rise this club is, or how valuable their young players are as they can actually fetch a price. Shocking the Board decided the price wasn't too high to now override Sterling, but the question now looms of how long will he be on this team before wanting to play for a bigger club. Coach Sterling has been more protective of younger players not being sold, and seems to only sell players who are getting past their prime or who are eating up too much wages on the team.


  14. 2018 Whirlwind Pre-season and Deildabikar

    New Season, Could of been a new team but now is a newer team, Dynasty in full swing

    Is there a power struggle or does coach Sterling just trying to build a dynasty too early with this team. Either way going into the third season is the biggest changes the roster has seen. Last year there was three new starters coming to the team (I know we sold some people throughout the year so that changes things, but from the team that finished the year to the new year there was only three new faces). Now this year there is 5 new faces to the starting XI.

    Coach Sterling had the two best strikers in the league with Baldvinsson (owns the team record forgoals scored) and Tokic (first year scored most goals in a season for the team). As soon as the new calendar year would turn Baldvinsson would be shipped off. He finally got his transfer he has been looking for for the past year and a half.

    Only two new signings for the year, but (SPOILER ALERT), they would be sold before even seeing their first league game as they both wanted to play for a bigger club. Coach Sterling was disappointed, maybe even angered by this, that he said that he will only be looking to sign Icelandic players from now on since it seems that foreigners were using him and his team as a stepping stone. That quote also came out just two days before ST Tokic formally requested to be transferred and GK Jajalo is trying to be poached from bigger teams.

    However, the biggest change for the starting XI is confusing most people on this team is the backline in which two new starters are being projected while both replacements are still on the team, with one being the captain for the past two years in Laxdal.

    The new looked Stjarnan team.

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    Reserves:

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    Deildabikar
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    Third year and once again cruising until the playoffs start where we had one game to extra time. This time wouldn't need a shootout since we would score in extra's to give us the win. Although it would be the first time Sterling would go undefeated and in crushing fashion.

    Captain Daniel Laxdal (31 years old) has been accepting of his demotion for new comer Jon Alfred Sigurdsson. Maybe it had to do with it that he is now tutoring him as well as coach Sterling said he is a rock for this team despite getting regular time. It would show as Sigurdsson (pic 4) would set a new record for Deildabikar with a 7.88 rating in only 6 games.

    Last years stats:
    Went 6-1-0 (revenge on Grindavik 1-0 this year)
    Outscored opponents 19-9
    Had 4 clean sheets
    Semi went to extra not a shootout
    Leading Goalscorer: Goujon Baldvinsson 11 goals in 10 games
    Leading Assister: Hrvoje Tokic 3 goals in 5 games (tied with Eyjolfur Heoinsson (7 games), Arnor Sveinn Adalsteinsson (9 games), and Johann Laxdal (10 games)

    This Years stats:
    Went 7-0-0 (first year with perfect record)
    Outscored opponents 28-3
    Had 7 clean sheets
    Quarter went to extra not a shootout
    Leading Goalscorer: Hrvoje Tokic 6 goals in 7 games
    Leading Assister: Heioar Aegisson 3 goals in 8 games (tied with Logi Marteinsson (9 games), Arnor Sveinn Adalsteinsson (9 games))
    Total Years under Coach Sterling (3 years):
    Record: 19-1-1
    Outscored opponents: 38-14
    10 clean sheets
    Three Quarters went into extra (one decided by a shootout)
    Two Semi's went into extra (one decided by a shootout)
    Leading Goalscorer: Guojon Baldvinsson with 15
    Leading Assister: Arnor Sveinn Adalsteinsson with 6
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    How can the Board think the Deildabikaris not unimportant. I can see why they say that for the Islenska Frabaer Bikar since that only hurts us for fitness for league play. Sure the Deildabikar is our pre-season, but we have been dominate as soon as Sterling took over, and it's always good to try some new young guys to get first team experience for them.


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    So last year's recap of the transfer market (pic 1) for Stjarnan. A couple of old guys were sold, lost one young player (which wasn't really in the first team plans anyways), and saw some people get some playing time on loan. If you are only signing three people you hope you get your money's worth. While they were all were free signings they got their investment back in just one year for all three of these players as they were key to our successful Champions League Group Stage.

    This is troubling (pic 2). Sure he is a guy who doesn't get to play much, but he does have experience. Yes I know it seems like our whole team is under 21 years old, and youth players have been dominating on the scene ever since coach Sterling got here, but for the big matches coach Sterling relies on these type of players. Plus a concerning note is that he was only sold off for peanuts as well.


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    Yay!!! Finally the bookmakers have priced us in our rightful spot. KA seemed to do well for being up and finishing in third, but again see them as a super weak team. Can they find the magic of last year to challenge Sterling and Stjarnan for the title this year?

  15. May 2018

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    Month record: 5-0-0
    All-Time Record: 14-1-1
    First time that we would have a perfect record in May. In the second consecutive year we would win the Frabaer Bikar, despite it going to a penalty shootout. Also Stjarnan would finally win the Borgunarbikar Third Round game for the first time under Coach Sterling.

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    Record: 3-0-0
    All-Time Record: 10-1-0
    Sterling would come out of the gates hot again to show that they are the team that everyone is chasing in the league. What is concering though is that we only scored 4 goals in those three games. However, we did shut out all three teams forthe month. After some blowouts in the Deildabikar one might assumed it would be larger than that. Sadly KA has lost it's magic at the start of the season as they lost all three of their games and sit in last place. KR (not really our rival, but I assume they are everyone's rivals) is showing they might be ready for a step-by-step with us this season.

    Three keys to the month:

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    Barcelona for the second straight year wins the Champions league. We made the news for being the biggest overachievers for reaching the Group Stage. Sterling doesn't care since they gave them the cash flow to take their first step into becoming a dominate force in Iceland by upgrading their facilities.

    We won the third round in the Borgunarbikar for the first time in three years. How will this play coming up with fitness for this team? Could this be the year we actually start trying or is it going to be too much and cost matches for Sterling and company?

    We only scored four goals, but if I was to tell you that our reserved striker would lead the month with 2 (in only one game since Larus Bjornsson got injured). Tokic has been quiet but is tied for the leading assister for the month with 2.

    Goalscorers:
    Jon Arnar Barodal 2
    Larus Bjornsson 1
    Logi Marteinsson 1
    Davit Skhirtladze 1
    Hrvoje Tokic 1

    Assists:
    AEvar Ingi Johannesson 1
    Jon Alfreo Sigurdsson 1
    Davit Skhirtladze 2
    Hrvoje Tokic 2

  16. June 2018

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    Month record: 5-1-0
    All-Time Record: 15-2-1
    Our bench came up huge with a win over Kari in the Fourth Round of the Borgunarbikar with a convincing 3-0 lead. We only gave up two goals on the month, but finally our scoring decided to get back on track.

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    Record: 4-1-0
    All-Time Record: 14-2-0
    Out of five league games we only gave up two goals. Which would be amazing, but one of those games we only managed a tie. So maybe KR won't be able to keep step-by-step with us as they have falter a bit and we currently hold first with a 7 point lead. KA did finally manage a win, and only sits 7 points out from third place. So looks like one amazing team (us) and then third place to eleventh place is only separated by 4 points.

    Three keys to the month:

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    While not only is Sterling taking Stjarnan to new heights so is the rest of the league as the league almost jumped ten places (9 in fact) to make it into the top forty. Last year was a slide and looks like the only way this league is going to go is up now. We went up so much (really 9 spots ?!) that it was more places than any top flight division.

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    Sure our league moved up, but could it mostly be by Sterling and company? In European club rankings we moved up more than any other team, and yes it was more by nine spots. We might not make noise in Champs league, hopefully we can get back there, but maybe this type of stature is what we need to keep some of our young homegrown players to stay on our team.

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    So Scott Sterling has dominated Iceland soccer since arriving. (Sorry the picture is actually 101 games and not the 100th game). In 100 games he has put up an astonishing 76-9-15 record with winning 76% of his games. In a total of cups he has won all three Deildabikar titles, both tites of the Islenska Frabaer Bikar (one in a shootout), and lost both Borgunarbikar in the third round (current season the cup is still going and made it to theQuarter Final). Plus both seasons has won the league. Yet only has one Coach of the Year award (good job KA!)

    Goalscorers:
    Alexander Bannink 1
    Larus Bjornsson 3
    Petur Geor Hilmisson 1
    Daniel Laxdal 1
    Logi Marteinsson 1
    Ivar Orn Svansson 2
    Hrvoje Tokic 3

    Assists:
    Heioar Aegisson 1
    Alexander Bannink 1
    Larus Bjornsson 2
    Petur Geor Hilmisson 1
    Johann Laxdal 1
    Kari Petursson 3
    Hrvoje Tokic 1

  17. July 2018

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    Month record: 5-1-2
    All-Time Record: 11-4-5
    For making the Quarter Finals of the Borgunarbikar (we would lose) would give us a whopping 8 games this month we have to play. This is critical since we have Champions League starting as well. We showed a respectable record for the month, and this is when most of our bench starts to see more league play time since Sterling wants to push for the Group Stage of Champsleague.


    Record: 3-1-1
    All-Time Record: 6-4-4
    I am sorry I thought I took pictures for the stuff this month (was trying to finish the month before I left for Thanksgiving) but apparently I didn't save any pictures. So I am not going to look through everyone's record to see what the records were. All I know is that it's usually not the best month as you can see from our all-time record, but we might be in trouble for the league title and the bookmakers are starting to get nervous.

    Three keys to the month:

    I wish I had a picture, but maybe it is good for not. Heartbreaking moment to start the month against KR. (You have no idea how much hatred I have for this team. I bet they are wonderful players and coaches in real life, but every season and each year I do a save in Iceland they are a pain in my side). We would easily win 5-2, but Tokic would go down and the stretcher would come out. After the game everyone's worst fear would come to life as he has a torn ACL and would be out for the rest of the year.


    Champs League Second Qualifying Phase started (it looks like we might be moving out of this stage in a year) after we demolished B36 to a 6-0 rout. Although our next matchout is against Dinamo which might be too much for us to handle. Luckily we had most of our starters have the whole week off so the majority should be fresh.


    Lets call up another 18 year old kid to replace our best goal scorer and our dreams of making the Group Stageis now just that...dreams. Hopefully coach Sterling can motivate his team to come up big, but the team isn't depended on one player. Also last year we had both leading goal scorers miss two Champs league games, so don't say impossible yet.


    Goalscorers:
    Jon Arnar Barodal 3
    Larus Bjornsson 6
    Porhallur Kari Knutsson 1
    Daniel Laxdal 1
    Logi Marteinsson 1
    Kari Petursson 1
    Ivar Orn Svansson 4
    Hrvoje Tokic 1


    Assists:
    Arnor Sveinn Adalsteinsson 1
    Heioar Aegisson 1
    Larus Bjornsson 3
    Pall Hroar Helgason 2
    Petur Georg Hilmisson 1
    Johann Laxdal 1
    Logi Marteinsson 4
    Nokkvi Nokkvason 1
    Kari Petursson 1
    Ivar Orn Svansson 1


  18. August 2018

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    Month record: 4-2-1
    All-Time Record: 12-3-4
    The magic continues, even if we are hanging on a thread. Coach Sterling said after making the Group Stage for the second straight year “I know it might of not been pretty, or the style everyone has seen for the past two and a half year's, but hopefully they can forgive that and accept us making the Group Stage.”

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    Record: 2-1-0
    All-Time Record: 8-2-2
    The league play wasn't very pretty as we would give up 4 goals in three games, but we still have one game up on now FH with a four point lead. Good thing our defense is solid since we haven't had the possession or the ability to keep the ball on the offensive side like we do normally. It's getting down to the nitty gritty and KR seems to be losing steam (fourth) and KA looks to be relegated with only 3 wins on the season.

    Three keys to the month:

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    So the only two goals we scored last year was by Tokic who will miss the group stage. I know our team is better, but again this year it might be “can we score a goal against a squad we face”. Our defense has been breaking agains tjust league play due to the tactical changes, and snuck into the Group Stage with defense and a lucky goal here and there. That won't fly against the big boys. Pray for Sterling.

    In back-to-back games there were two amazing goals. Well one was from Laxdal which was almost 40 yards out. It might of just been a poor cross, but if it was a shot this year we should have two of the top three goals in the season. If not we should have at least one. Not sure if it will be the top goal (which we had the past two seasons), but we always seem to get one goal at least 30 yards than either bends for a beautiful goal or sneaks past two defenders and the outreach hands of the goal for a goal.

    First time under Sterling that his team's moral is at least good. Okay Tokic is poor, but he wanted to transfer, and the ACL tear hampers his ability to get better, so I am not really counting that. Hopefully we can keep this unity going strong for the rest of the year to win the league. Luckily Champs League gives us a breather so Sterling has more time to concentrate on the league title.

    Goalscorers:
    Jon Arnar Barodal 3
    Pall Hroar Helgason 1
    Ivar Orn Svansson 3

    Assists:
    Jon Arnar Barodal 2
    Pall Hroar Helgason 2
    Porhallur Kari Knutsson 1
    Johann Laxdal 1
    Kari Petursson 1


  19. September 2018 to End of the Year

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    September Monthly Record: 5-0-2 /September All-Time Record: 10-1-5
    October Monthly Record: 0-0-2 / OctoberAll-Time Record: 0-0-3
    November Monthly Record: 0-0-2 /November All-Time Record: 0-0-4
    December Monthly Record: 0-0-1 /December All-Time Record: 1-0-1

    As you can see from October on we didn't win a single game. We did score in 5 of the 6 Group Stage games. Would you be impressed to find out that we scored first in four of those games as well. Sadly our defense wasn't very helpful this year (Sterling did try to push tempo more instead of using the shell) and we gave up more goals this year. Still we scored more than last year despite setting a new record for loses in Champions League.

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    Record: 5-0-1
    All-Time Record: 8-2-2

    Probably could of ended the month perfect in league play. Didn't matter since we would clinch the league with the first win of the month. Everyone else seemed to falter but we went strong and cruised to the largest margin of winning the league yet. Still the final game coach Sterling would decided to let some youngsters get some first team time to see which players would stay up on the first time next year to help replenish the ranks. It would be the first time under coach Sterling that none of his players broke the double digit scoring mark in league play.

    Three keys to the month:

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    Sterling and Company are first (professional) followed by FH, then KR (professional), and then Valur as the only clubs in Iceland that has a two-and-a-half star rep rating. It would be a bad year for KA, who finished third the year before, hit rock bottom pretty much this year and lost some players(board sold them) and could only manage 3 wins on the year to only get relegated.

    We really need some teams to get professional status so we can start keeping our players in our league (or well Sterling to keep them with Stjarnan). Sterling finally got over the hump and tied one league record (pic 2) and broke another with occurring 54 points (pic 3) in the league.

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    When half of your starters are under the age of 22 do you expect it to be a landslide in your favor? Talks around the director's table though is that they are going to need it since a bunch of teams are looking to start poaching players away from a club that is starting to become world class (in facilities).

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    So we only had one of the top three goals of the year. Since Laxdal wasn't in there (would of been nice, but I guess it was just a botched play). Still three years in and we have had the best goal in Iceland all three years.


    Goalscorers:
    Heioar Aegisson 2
    Jon Arnar Barodal 4
    Larus Bjornsson 5
    Alex Por Hauksson 1
    Atli Freyr Ingolfsson 1
    Daniel Laxdal 1
    Jon Alfreo Sigurdsson 1
    Ivar Orn Svansson 1


    Assists:
    Heioar Aegisson 3
    Jon Arnar Barodal 1
    Larus Bjornsson 1
    Petur Georg Hilmisson 2
    Atli Freyr Ingolfsson 1
    Logi Marteinsson 1
    Kari Petursson
    Ivar Orn Svansson 2
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  20. 2019 Season Preview

    Dynasty could be over, Coach Sterling running club like a College Team

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    $300K was only what we brought in for the whole year after selling off 6 players. Yet we have a bunch more (free's and loan's) so that kind of skews the numbers a bit. However, it would be the pre-season that would see a flurry of moves which is the talking point for Stjarnan fans. Let's see in detail of exactly what happened:

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    Was the first person to be sold. He really never played for us and spend most of his time out on loan. Most are not going to complain about the fee either for a player who only got to see 2 league games (both subs) and a total of 10 games (8 cup matches). Especially with how Larus Bjornsson turned it on late last season. Plus he is younger and cheaper than him.

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    Not the best fee for him, but he was in his final year, and coach Sterling decided to bring up youth players (3 total) that cost about 99 % of what Aoalsteinsson costs. With being 32, last year in contract, and injury plagued last season it was just more about shedding money for fresh new faces.

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    Fans are not happy about this one. While only 28 he did lose the starting spot to a younger player last year due to injuries and how well the youngster played it seemed that the price was too good to turn down. It might be the worst since he could play three different spots on the back line for this club and they are short of experience players now on the backline.

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    An 18 year old midfielder who looked to becoming a staple, and becoming maybe the best player on the team, to a silly release clause of 500K. Just a word for you agents out there. If you want a release clause at least let coach Sterling choose it. You will get more money if it happens and if not your players can still learn and train at a very good place. Last they are in a league they can dominate to raise their profile.

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    So for finally claiming the team record (pic 2) for most appearances he gets shipped off. This one is really hard on the fans. He has continue to be the captain for coach Sterling all three years and despite getting up in age he was in his st year of the contract. Coach Sterling said it had to do more with getting rid of the salary and despite being a team icon that it was time for him and the team to move on.


    In the end coach Sterling would shave off close to 600K off the books for the year. The real question is will they keep Tokic. He currently is in his last year, but is coming off of the ACL tear and is asking for a huge pay raise (from 80K a year to at least 320K). Fans hope selling off those players will see the money go towards Tokic for at least three or four more years. As of now though no word yet on a new deal.

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    Your new captain and vice captain since both were sold off now. As you can tell they are both hot prospects (both under 20 years old), but have the highest leadership on the team. Ingolfsson played well in the games he got to see some time and only time will tell if coach Sterling set back this team.

    People are saying that Coach Sterlingis running this like a college sports team. As of right now it is true. This is going into the fourth year for Sterling, but only Porri Runarsson has be luckily enough to still be on the team. Granted early on the Board needed some money and some players didn't fit into his scheme, but this off-season you probably would like to keep some veterans on the team for at least playing experience in big games as well as helping the younger players along the way. With all those roster changes, and the senior roster is super short (only starting XI and subs) now so lets check the starters for the new season:

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    Like Tokiv he is in his final year, and one of the top earners on the team with 50K, but he has been vital of getting us to Champions League Group stage every year (we really haven't face much competition until the playoff round though). Coaches say he won't get any better, but right now is our only choice and has played in 42 of 44 league games since arriving.

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    Second year on team and played very well in his first season with us. He hardly does anything in the attacking zone since he doesn't ever cross midfield, but he is solely there just for his defense. Hopefully he doesn't have sophomore slump this year or getting rid of the both Laxdal's will make Sterling look more foolish than he does now.

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    Took over Daniel Laxdal spot last year which eases some minds as he was rock solid playing in 30 total matches last year and every league game. He didn't play in Champs League since we had Laxdal, and you saw how dominate some teams were which hopefully this youngster can pick up the slack for the aging Daniel Laxdal.

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    He got to see a lot of playing time last year to injuries through a couple of people, and showed he could do a good job. Not as polished as Ingolfsson, but with the bulk of minutes now his to lose he should be able to close the gap or at least become a solid player before too long.

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    Has been asked to move from the midfield now to play mostly a defensive role. Broke into the team as a fill-in-on-the-spot for attacking midfielder, then last year saw most of the time as just a midfielder, but now has to be a wing back. While it would be nice for him to be a lock down defensive winger, he isn't there, but he also is the older player on our back line at the veteran age of 22.

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    Was one of the youth players from last year's class and played in six appearances. Looks to have the starting spot and hopefully can keep his stamina up since there is really no one to back him up, and this is our weakest spot on our youth team as well.

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    Been on the team since coach Sterling has been here, and has the most games played with 66. However, he wasn't looked upon as an every day starter, and does have some injuries problems. He was suppose to start last year got injured and lost his role to 17 year old. Coach Sterling needs him healthy and be a force to keep all these youth players on track.

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    34 games so far as a defensive midfielder. With the lack of talented-ready-to-start options at midfield he has been moved from that vaulted DM spot to now here. Hopefully Valgeirsson doesn't have too much stamina issues, but coach Sterling hopes he gets most of his play time at M instead of DM. He does have a 2.5 million release clause so hopefully we can keep him around before a team comes and poaches him.

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    Our new captain and despite only being a AMR has been a beast at AMC for his past 20 games he has played there. He doesn't have stamina issues, and will probably never be pulled from a game he starts. Only fear is if he goes down, although we do have two viable options to fill this spot it will just make it that much harder to give rest to other critical positions (backline).

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    We need to re-sign him (and our GK) and they are our go-to guys on our team. While only playing in 22 league games (torn ACL last year) he is still our leading goal scorer on this team. He need him to come back and tear up the league like he was doing before the injury. Most fans think the Board wants to see how he plays from the recovery before offering a new deal.

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    He does have more league games than Tokic (33 league games) but only has 13 goals. While that number is really low for a striker, you have to remember most of the time he saw at first was as a sub or when he did get the start was when he was out of match fitness. He tore up the league at the end of the year and even scored in Champs League so hopefully he can only continue to get better with more minutes.

    BENCH

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    He is our jack of all trades player. He isn't great, good, or well even decent, but he can fill in for most positions. Although right now with the lack of options on the backline this is why he is here. Let's hope no one gets poached or injured for a long spell this year.

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    Another person who can play three positions. Will see most of his time as a DR, and might even be the starter if 18 year old Nokkvason falters early in the year. Also is going to be key for cup matches to give other positions a rest. Will not get the glory like Gudmundssson, but will be vital for us.

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    Sterling saw him on the under 19 reports for the year and the coaching staff says he has good potential. It was good enough for him to call him up to the senior squad for this year. Especially when coach Sterling has loaned out two more strikers (who got senior games last year) so he will be the fourth striker on the team.

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    Has been on the team for the past couple of years and gets to see some time in pre-season or cup games. Only has seen 2 league appearances, but luckily for us our goalie hardly gets injured for a long spell, so he don't have to worry about him as a every day starter. He has played a game in Champions League when Jajalo was injured so he knows what it is like (only gave up 2 goals).

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    Got to start most of last year, but an injury late in the year got him to lose his spot in the starting XI this year. He isn't great to look at, but for what Sterling asks for (just defense winger) he does very well for that role. He might get it back if Petursson has to give some other players a rest in the midfield, but for right now coach Sterling doesn't want his backline to be all 18 year old's.

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    Again another player who was called up straight from the youth team after backup striker was sent on loan. It might not be the best to carry two strikers on the bench who never seen first team minutes, but coach Sterling isn't one of those types that follows the book.

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    Will be the first person off the bench to relieve someone in the midfield, but coach Sterling is nervous about him. He too has been on the team since Sterling got here, but only seen the league play 6 times in his career under Sterling. Before Sterling saw 27 games so he is battle tested.

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    For all our youth players who were poached you would think we would have at least one in the elite division. Sadly we don't have one yet, but as you can see neither does a lot of other teams. Stjarnan have the best facilities now in the league so that should be changing soon, although not too soon, since that means we will be losing key players when we don't have that many players on our senior squad.

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    Even despite the youth you can see that Stjarnan and company haven't thrown in the towel for league play this year. Bjornsson (pic 1) finished second runner up for the GoldenBoot, and Tokic won it the previous year. Bjornsson, Petursson, and Hilmission (pic 2), who is no longer on the team, were top three in Young Player of the Year. Also Bjornsson, Sigurosson, and Jajalo (pic4) shows some top people at their position as they made Icelandic Team of the Year.

    What is going on with Scott Sterling not winning the Coach of the Year (pic 3). It wasn't even close either and his win percentage wasn't even above 50?!?! Still...coach Sterling is the coach, and Stjarnan is the team, everyone is chasing and trying to be in this league.

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    KA is trying to recapture their magic two years ago, and trying to be like us, they went out and took our under 19 assistant to become their head coach. While he was good and we wish him luck we did find a good, and in quick fashion, a new manager (pic 2).

  21. 2019 Deildabikar

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    One good thing about having a short bench is that everyone seems to be match fit. We did change our starting XI in 6 of the 7 matches, but it didn't seem to phase our team too much. Youth is on our side since no one is complaining really about playing time (or maybe cause we are winning consistently still), but only got complacent in one match. Still coming to the finals we would have a game that went into extra time (Semi Final) although we would still get the win and a shutout. Still it would be our fourth straight victory in the Deildabikar.

    Last years stats:
    Went 7-0-0 (first year with a perfect record)
    Outscored opponents 28-3
    Had 7 clean sheets
    Quarter went to extra not a shootout
    Leading Goalscorer: Hrvoje Tokic 6 goals in 7 games
    Leading Assister: Heioar Aegisson 3 goals in 8 games (tied with Logi Marteinsson (9 games), Arnor Sveinn Adalsteinsson (9 games))

    This Years stats:
    Went 6-1-0
    Outscored opponents 19-2
    Had 8 clean sheets
    Semi Final went to extra not a shootout
    Leading Goalscorer: N/A (Sorry I thought it took screenshots of the stats at the end of the year but apparently I didn't, and past the point of where I can click on the boxscores)
    Leading Assister: N/A
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    Total Years under Coach Sterling (3 years):
    Record: 25-2-1
    Outscored opponents: 57-16
    18 clean sheets
    Three Quarters went into extra (one decided by a shootout)
    Three Semi's went into extra (one decided by a shootout)
    Leading Goalscorer: Guojon Baldvinsson with 15
    Leading Assister: Arnor Sveinn Adalsteinsson with 6
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    We all knew our team is young, but we do have a very stable and amazing goalkeeper. He would break his own record (last year) and would post 8 shutouts. We would only give us two goals in 10 games, and luckily for us it came in the Group A of play as we would post shut outs in the playoff's. Granted we were more fit than other teams coming in to Group A play this yea. Our small squad that looked to be our weakness was actually our strength to some quick goals. Still we did give up some shots, but again Jajalo looks to own this league.

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    So teams were 1000-1 to win it last year (KA two years ago) and now it is a promising sign that teams are trying to keep up with us since the worst team's chances to winning league is Por with 500-1. However, we do have a 200-1 of not getting relegated. I understand we got rid of a lot of experience players, but coach Sterling has never finish worst than first, and we still have Jajalo and our two strikers (Tokic and Bjornsson) whom seemed to be working very well together. What is shocking is to see KR struggling to keep up with us and they were the first professional team in Iceland. So much for the rivalry I guess.


  22. May 2019

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    Month Record: 5-0-0
    All-Time Record: 19-1-1
    All-Time Frabaer Bikar Record: 3-0
    All-Time Borgunarbikar Third Round Record: 3-0-1

    Lets first start with the Frabaer Bikar. Shockingly we would go back to winning with ease as the first time Sterling showed up in 2017 and won by the same score of 2-0. We did have to start some reserves (to keep our starters ready for the opening on the season), but we did get the win.

    Also we would go back to winning the third round of the Borgunarbikar with the same score as the Frabaer Bikar that was with the majority of our reserves playing. This seemed to be a problem since some of our reserves didn't get much playing time in league play due to our short roster.

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    Record: 3-0-0
    All-Time Record: 13-1-0

    I know it's only been three league games, but Breioablik is a top 5 club in Iceland. We pretty much dispatched them at their place with a 2-0 win. If we were in a rebuilding year, or the dynasty being over, we didn't show it as we actually posted a shutout in league and in all games played for the month. Coach Sterling has had to use youth players before so maybe this isn't so shocking. We are predicted to win the league, but was anyone seeing the way we started in Deil and this month of just shutting out everyone.

    Three Keys to the Month:

    Jajalo has been unbelievable. Sterling probably waited too long to offer a new contract, but right now no new deal and rumor is that Jajalo has seen his stock rise astronomical with all these shutouts and doesn't want to resign. Still have plently of time left, but Sterling and staff might/should be nervous now of losing him.

    Tokic has been good for us this year and looks to still be beastly in the league. Still no word on a contract, but now his asking price is 350K for the year (6,700 a week) which is about 6.7 times more than anyone else on the team. He also as asked for a two year deal which seems to be the sticking point right now. Currently Sterling is asking for 3 years and around 5K a week (260K a year) which is too big of a gap. The fans want him to stay so this might seemed to happen sooner than later. Or well that's what the fans want, but sometimes the fan's don't get what they want like selling off their steadfast captain at the end of the off-season for peanuts.

    It's only 3 games into the season, but we currently hold first and two problems arise for opponents. One is can you score on this vaulted defense (only 2 goals in 13 games so far this year) and can you stop our offense which has scored in 12 of the 13 games this year (although one needed extra time for the score). Despite being young this team does have some players with experience, and it seems as if nothing can rattle coach Sterling.


  23. June 2019

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    Month record: 6-1-0
    All-Time Record: 21-3-1
    All-Time Borgunarbikar Fourth Round Record: 3-0-1

    Our Bench played a key victory in the Fourth Round win this year. Despite playing FH twice within three days they saw two different lineups and still won both games against them. We seem to drop from worldly to mortal against league teams as we did give up 5 goals in 7 games this month.

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    Record: 5-1-0
    All-Time Record: 19-3-0

    We would face off against two of the top four teams in the league (yes that is including our team in that discussion) but a grind it out win against Valur, and then a come-from-behind win against FH, showed our class even if both of our games were at home. While we did have 4 of our 6 games at home, the tie did come at home to a very average team. Still it was sandwich between the week so we did let most of our starters get a rest. Can't complain as we hold a 5 point lead in the league and is the only team without a loss.

    Three keys to the month:

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    A rise is all we wanted even if it was just 5 spots in the world (pic 1). We are still a two-and-a-half stars in rep so we sit behind Liga 1 2 3 (pic 2). So it shows how much more we need to become to be an actual power house league. As of right now Stjarnan just has too worry about continuing their runs in the Group Stage to rise our counties profile (pic 3)

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    Sure it's not like any team went to the Europa League (apparently KR went in 2017), but no one has sniff even close to the group stage, yet they get the upgrade (pic 1). You would think it would be Champs League as we been cruising to group stage for the past two years and we still sit with one team only in the Second Qualifying Phase

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    Well this is good news (pic1). First off it's not even league play, but just the cup as we set the attendance record. Goes to our first key of the month as it is showing that people of Iceland are taking more of a notice in league play than just the national team (who is currently on a slide downwards).

    However, the bad news is that ourleading goal scorer on the team, Tokic, has decided to pass over the 300K deal with us and sign for Charlton on a free (pic 2). Double whammy is that not only do we lose him we lose him on a free. The only bright light is since it is on a free we get to use him until the end of the year. Cause we might struggle winning league and advancing in Champs league without him.


  24. July 2019

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    Month Record: 5-1-2
    All-Time Record: 16-5-7
    All-Time Borgunarbikar Quarter Final:0-0-2 (2 games went to a shootout)
    All-Time Champions League Second Qualifying Phase: 6-0-0
    All-Time Champions League Third Qualifying Phase: 1-0-1


    For the second straight year we make it to the Quarter Final for the Borgunarbikar and for the second straight year it would go to a shootout. Our reserves would be a little more match fit, but with Champs league looming, it seemed as if they were looking forward to more time in league play and it would cost us the shootout loss. Still it might be good to not worry about that Cup since we care about the money from the Group Stage.

    As for Champs league we would cruise in the Second Qualifying Phase with a whopping score of 7-1, but within a ten day period we would play 4 games with the final game of the month being the Third Qualifying Phase on the road. We would take a 2-1 lead at half, but seemed to lose our focus in the second as they came storming back for the win.

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    Record: 3-1-0
    All-Time Record: 9-5-4
    Still the only team without a loss in the league. If there was a time for FH or IBV to challenge Sterling and Company for the title it would have to start this month. Sadly both teams fell hard as they only gather 4 points in the month as we now are cruising. While second through sixth place is only a 4 point difference the difference between the top three teams is 11 points. Only a crazy collapse by us now will give them a chance. One thing Sterling has never done so far is give up hardly anything so you might as well just crown us champs again.

    Three keys to the month:

    Second straight year we are coming in the second leg of the Champs league being down. This is our first adversity of the year and it has fans worried. As for coach Sterling it is just another block in the path of paving this road to glorious times for Stjarnan. Still from the press conferences he has shown no waver in his upbeat confidence of winning the leg and, at least in public, hasn't lost faith in his youth of players.

    Jajalo now has admitted their has been talks with Stjaran but his mind is set. He wants to leave after rejecting two contracts since the beginning of the year. This does not go well with the fans as they wonder what will be of next year after losing now Tokic and what it seems to be Jajalo. Still Sterling has now public announced his rebuttal that there is still time to try to work out a deal and that if the window is open for a sliver that he still has a chance of getting him.


    For a team that has been dominating the league in Deildabikar, the League, and even to the extent of Champs League (getting to the Group Stage), they have failed to make it past the Quarter Final of the Borgunarbikar in three years. With one year not even making it. Fan's are upset since it is the big tournament of Iceland, but with everything else no one is really concerned about not winning it. However, they are concerned we are not making more noise or even playing to the standard of everything else. This year they might have a pass with the lack of players, but how much further can Sterling go without at least attempting to make it to the finals of this cup.


  25. August 2019

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    Month Record: 3-2-2
    All-Time Record: 15-5-6
    All-Time Champions League Third Qualifying Phase: 3-0-1
    All-Time Champions League Playoff: 3-2-1

    Like last year the magic continues for Sterling and Company as they somehow make it into the group stage. First it was the big win at home, we are consistently money at home, as we won 3-1 for the second leg of the Third Qualifying Phase. The first leg of the Playoffs would be at our place . Sterling likes it when we start the first leg away since we punish people at our place. Still this year we would cruise to a 4-2 win. In what looked to be all over as Steaua would hold a 3-1 lead at half we manage to score 2 goals in the final ten minutes to seal our ticket to the group stage.

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    Record: 1-1-2
    All-Time Record: 9-3-4

    There has to be a first for everything. You would think this would happen in the first year, but it would be now that coach Sterling would face his first losing record for a month in league play. While the gap between first and second is by 7 points we still hold a one game advantage. FH is been on a horrible slide as they went from second to now six after collecting just two ties in the month. IA has been on a tear as they move up to second, but they might not have enough with just 4 games left to trouble us for first. So we posted our first losing month, but we are just counting down the days until we win the league.

    Three keys to the month:

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    A new sponsorship worth 30K a year (pic1). While most managers would scoff at that, that is huge for us. Right now our salaries are around only 18K a year so that covers our salaries for the year. Although each year our players want more and more so it should cover at least until the sponsorship is up. Also our junior coaching has improved immensely (pic 3) and even our facilites are finally being upgraded to a level that is going to start challenging top clubs in the world (pic 2).

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    Well so much for an up-and-comer striker on this team as he was sold to Molde (pic 1). While this wouldn't be the worst thing it happen to strike fear in fans as they know we are already losing Tokic very soon. He was suppose to be our striker to replace him, but now that is gone. However, Bjornsson (pic2) shows what he can do with regular play time and should ease the fans as he broke the team scoring record for the year.

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    Great strides to see Stjarnan fans come out to support their team. Not only is this good for revenue for the team, but more fans means might be able to build a new stadium. We crush the attendance record that was help for two years by almost double.

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE

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    Well we will see how close, or in reality how much more work we have to do, to play with the big boys.We take on three peat Barcelona. Barcelona will be all about trying not to lose by 10 goals. Hopefully our team isn't star struck when we play them. As for the other two teams (Napoli and Sproting CP) it might be hard enough to get a single point let alone a win. Let's just hope this year, if we can score first, we don't give up two quick goals. After scoring a goal we can't act like we won the Champions League.


  26. September 2019 to End of Year

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    September Monthly Record: 4-2-0 / September All-Time Record: 14-3-5
    October Monthly Record: 1-0-1 / October All-Time Record: 1-0-4
    November Monthly Record: 0-1-1 / November All-Time Record: 0-1-5
    December Monthly Record: 1-0-0 / December All-Time Record: 2-0-1


    I don't even know where to begin to explain. So let's start from the beginning...We open up at home against Barcelona (how we dreaded this day), but with our starters mostly getting a week and a half off they came out on fire. We actually would lead 2-0 at half. AT HALF!!! Sterling said after the match “I don't care we gave up two late goals. I don't think they believed to take us seriously especially after last year group stage results. Either way we played better than I could imagine.” after we tied the opening game 2-2 against Barca. Also Napoli and Sporting tied so we are sitting all tied in first place after one.

    Next was Sporting CP on the road. Third place team and again the starters would have a week of rest mostly as our League ended just 5 days prior. We needed a tie and a quick goal to start the match seemed like it would go the same way as Barca, but the magic seemed to wear off as they would score two before half and then add another in the second half to make sure there would be no comeback.

    Within the first ten minutes of the Napoli game there would be a goal, but the first ten minutes of the second half we came out and found two quick goals. A switch to tactics saw Stjarnan bunker down. Napoli only got 10 more shots off but only one would be on target as we would move into third place behind Sporting CP.

    The fourth game would be played on Napoli's home turf. Surely they knew what we were going to do as we showed our hand the last 30 minutes of the previous game. Two trade off goals in the first ten minutes would take place. Then a goal in stoppage time before half saw us take the lead. Normally we don't score goals in our counter defense against big teams and yet we found two and on the road. It would take stoppage time in the second half for Napoli to salvage a point, but it would be enough to move us somehow into second place.


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    The re-match of Barca at Camp Nou. Sterling would let his boys play with the freedom like it was a home game even though it was at their place. After a crushing defeat reporters asked coach Sterling about his tactics and why not try to just go for the tie like the Napoli result. “This is Barcelona. For the last three years they have been unstoppable. Even if we go into our shell they are still going to score. We are getting to the point, and the confidence, these players can go out and form an attack on the road. The 0-7 result shows we are no where close, but we knew we weren't going to advance from the group stage." Still it would be a record for the worst defect in Champs Play for Stjarnan but Sterling was happy with the results. What they didn't know is that Napoli would beat Sporting CP and that result would still keep us in second place heading into the final match.

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    So now it comes down to the final match. A tie is all we need. Well, that is counting on that Barcelona would take care of Napoli for us. With both games starting at the same time the scoring would be announced over the PA system at our stadium. It would be the first time at home that Sterling would come out with his shell tactic. After 13 minutes though it was 2-0 Napoli. Could it be even with a tie we would lose our chance of the magical run to the Knockout stage? At the 31 minutes it would be 2-1 in the Barca game and 1-0 as we would score the goal. The scores would stay that way into half. The Stjarnan fans would roar in the 56 minute as Barca would tie up the game. It looked as if even with a tie with both games we should advance. Sporting CP would throw everything they had at us to try to get the win. Within 3 minutes two goals would be scored. It wasn't us or Barcelona. Napoli would regain their two goal lead in the game. Now with just 12 minutes left it was up to us to hold the lead...Only two shots would be attempted in the final minutes and as the final whistle it seemed as if Iceland won it all. "Some people would like to call it luck for us to advance, well...I call it...well, luck I guess." said Sterling after the game.

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    Record: 4-1-0
    All-Time Record: 12-3-2

    We would clinch the league after the first game of the season, and everyone else seemed to just tie expect for FH. Apparently someone told them that the season was still being played as they stormed back to claim second. KR, again who is the only professional tea like us, somehow barely stayed above relegation stage. Could you just image them being dropped? Oh that would have been glorious, but they somehow sneaked by. Shocking how they dropped this year in the league. While it is great seeing them being terrible that does hurt our league though. Oh you sweet, sweet, double edge sword how you do so much damage.

    Three keys to the month:

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    Thank you fans. So a new stadium is in the works for us. Hopefully we can get it close to 20K off the bat, but that is a 15K jump and while I would love it I doubt it will happen. Will probably mean around 10-11K seating. So just means in about 43 years from now a bigger stadium here we come! Yeah, I said this will be a long save.
    So I hope you all are enjoying this read.

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    Welcome Kike Mateo as our new assistant manager. Our's was out of contract and just month to month. Finally got to see someone better and who is willing to come to our team. This is the start of us hopefully getting some really good coaches now to fill out our training sessions.

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    Again not crazy amount of money, but that is a big increase than what we have been use too. Slow and steady is seeming to win for the league and again going up is always better than staying the same and/or going down. Still teams are not spending their money on players, but this income for most teams might be good for all. We are the best team financial wise and the first team getting a stadium (but I bet KR will somehow magically have one build before mine is and will have more seats than me).


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  28. 2019 Season Recap and Awards

    SEASON RECAP

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    Barcelona is 3-1 to win the Champs League for the fourth straight year. We have a 200-1 and yet we tied with them at our place. Can this magical run continue? However, we do have to face Milan in the knockout stage so the odds are saying unlikely.

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    Again some team suppose to finish bottom three ends in the top 3 mostly (Fylkir finished fourth this year), and some team who was suppose to finish top 3 gets relegated mostly (KR somehow forgot their was a season this year) and finished tenth. We never get the best match, but all we do is win and we won the league for the fourth consecutive year.

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    So we receive 14.98K for achieving first place in the league. Almost covers just our salaries for the year. Although it is rising slowly our salaries are rising even faster. Which is why we sold off a bunch of old people with big salaries to shave off our number.

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    Another year in the books and another year where all our revenue totals are moving up. Not only are we stockpiling our youth players we are also stockpiling our riches as all we do is just continue to collect the money from Champs League.

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    Two key injuries were to Kari Petursson for a total of 4 weeks (3 different injuries), and Jajalo who was injured on national team leave at the end of the year so only missed a few games, but was out for 6 weeks with a broken hand. It did give way to new youth player Baldur Bjornsson who did get to start in the 0-7 thrashing at Camp Nou. Gretarsson got called up due to Petursson first injury, and then was injured before playing his first senior cap for 2 months, so he got demoted to youth when he became healthy.

    RECORDS AND AWARDS

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    Larus Bjornsson showing why our team is going places despite losing a striker each year as he set a record high for both the team and league with 18 league goals (pic 1). With holding that title meant he automatically won the Icelandic Golden Boot award (pic 2) by an easy margin of five goals. Plus he is super young. Fans are curious of why he hasn't been in the lineup sooner. Either way at least one of our striker spots is filled for next year.

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    Logi Marteinsson looks to be super impressive for us despite not being a true AMC. He broke our team record that was held by our leading goal scorer Goujon Baldvinsson back in Sterling's first year. Shows how much our midfield has come (our AMC was more of a support than an attacking role and stayed further back prior to this year).

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    For the league our average attendance was 2,917 which was better than last year (so lets just assume this record will be set each year until we cap out at our new stadium in expansions) by a good 600 fans. Just wait until we start to max fill our 5K stadium out while we wait for the new stadium to be build.

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    Is it weird thinking that we should of won the Player of the year award? Well we didn't even though Bjornsson broke the scoring record (he did finish second), but I guess it is good that other players across the league are doing well. Lets just hope they can hold on to them unlike Sterling. Most are not professional, but it is hard for us as a professional team to keep our players. This is why we are making bigger strides than anyone else in the league.

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    So for best rookie we again claim the top three for this award. So we had our ST, AMC, and our MC win the award. Despite being young we just continue to dominate. Coach Sterling doesn't take all the credit saying the coaching staff deserves credit for how wonderful the team as progress.

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    Speaking of Sterling he again won the Icelandic Head Coach award. Sure it was only by 64 points and second place was a team that finished fourth. The coach who was third finished third in the league. So it's all about expectations for just league play, but I don't understand why it isn't for the year (for all competitions).

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    So five players made the list. Funny how Jajalo somehow didn't make the list. Still three on our back line did make it (way to go 18 year olds!) and our MC made it with our Golden Boot ST to finish it up.


  29. 2020 Season Preview

    Ex players want to return, but that window has already closed

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    We are getting to the point where we don't need to sell anyone, yet as you can see we sold 6 people. Don't forget Tokic decided not to sign with us and left us on a free. Our striker that was suppose to replace him (Poroarson) was sold as well. That was after we sold Johannesson, at the start of the off-season, which a lot of people had pegged to replace Tokic if he couldn't comeback strong from his injury. Also lost our good midfielder cause of a weak (500K) transfer clause.

    Now with our limit amount of players newspaper and twitter are coming up with articles of what players Sterling is going to be bringing in to strength the team. Sadly 3 of the 4 players are people who were on our team who left the club already. And two of them said they didn't want to play for our team since they wanted to play at a bigger club. So now not just am I losing all my good young people but they want me to pay millions of dollars to bring them back. Sterling just smiled at that notion.


    So for starting the pre-season, which is not starting to be a tradition it seems like, is that we are selling off more people. Apparently our roster isn't short enough. Both sales are devastating, but one is probably worst than the other.

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    Apparently I deleted the wrong picture (took two of the picture that is posted and decided to delete the other player and not the double of the first). So in the picture you see our best centerback on our team. He just signed a new deal last year, and there was talks of a newer contract this year, but again the stupid release clause was in and we were struck by it again. He could of signed a new deal with us for a raise of about 3K a week, but the release clause was 30K less than what we had in our previous deal. Guess that was his way of telling Sterling that Stjarnan wasn't good enough for him as we had to just sit and wait until a team would swoop in and steal him away. While it would have been nice at the end of the year it happens in pre-season. Fans were shocked about losing another young star from this team.

    The second we knew would happen, but I don't think that anyone thought it would happen in pre-season. Especially when coach Sterling allowed it to happen, since there was no release clause, but Jajalo was dealt and a shy less of 100K for him. Still we got a promising young goalkeeper talent last year who is suppose to be better than Jajalo in the long run. While it would have been nice to ease him in he will have to be the man now, and how do you replace Jajalo who leads our team in shutouts for the team.

    With all the people we lost for the past year and pre-season Sterling still have enough to just fill the starting XI and bench. This year is worst since we only sport two center backs (our youth team isn't very good at that position) but if someone does go down with an injury don't think Sterling wouldn't hesitate for a second to call up one of them. Still right now that is what we have. Despite our center backs and lack of players we do have depth at every other position this year. So not all is lost. Lets just hope none of our center backs get injured this year.

    With those two big changes lets take alook at who will be the starters for the up-coming season:

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    A name like that seems to be destine to be great at this club. At the tender age of 16 after signing a contract with our team he did appear in 9 games. Still just thrown in the fire (from Jajalo broken hand injury) he did a decent job. However he did give up 9 goals in those 9 games. More time as the starter should see that drop but we might be a couple years from that. It took Jajalo a season and a half to start posting shutouts and he was already a proven keeper, then again our track record with youth players being amazing might mean it could be the first full year (this year) that he plays.
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    Last year it was Nokkvason who got the nod as an 18 year old. This year we are good with an older player in AEgisson. He does have experience in the league with 56 appearances in the last six years. He didn't get much playing time early under coach Sterling, but now will play a bigger role. While Nokkvason will still see a lot of time here since Aegisson can actually is a jack of all trades who can play MC and AMC for our team.
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    So our jack of all trades player off the bench is now our other starting center back. We will live and die with our center backs since we only have two on the roster. Since Sterling is standing by his “I will not bring anyone new since they just want to use our club as a stepping stone.” this might be a very bad year if he gets injured. If he ins't very good, but your youth players are way worst than him.
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    Now being our stud center back and we will need every ounce from his this year. He does have 40 league games under his belt for only be 19 years old. I hope he can last very minute cause he probably will never be pulled from a game this year.
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    Sterling goes into his pool of youth players to pull him up to not only be on the senior squad but will throw him into the fire as he gets to be the starter for our squad. He has the stats and the role of defensive full back that Sterling loves for his player. Again just the second new player on the senior squad so he will have to grow up quick.
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    Last year this was our weakest spots. Now it turns out in one year to be our strongest. Valgeirsson got 10 league games last year at this spot (16 total in his career), and again his stamina will depend on how many games he will play. Still we have a couple of people to play this spot, but the games he played last year was amazing to help push our attack players up higher since he stays back more and is a force against our league opponents.
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    Got the most starts in his career last year with 12. He does have a glaring weakness (stamina) so when there is two games in a week he usually sits out one. Still he has grown into our best midfielder (last year it was hands down Hauksson) on paper and hopefully that will continue with all the playing time he is going to get.
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    50 league games (34 at DM) with all 16 games at midfielder coming last year. Was very good for us and looks to be a staple now at midfield. Still is one of the last people to carry a release clause, but his is 2.5M and his value is only 110K so I don't see a lot of people grabbing him up. He has been consistently getting offers but the max is 1 million. Again can play DM, but did so well last year he looks to stay up more often.
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    Played in 19 games last season and set our assist mark for the season. Still not a true AMC, but he is very good. Teams are finally getting wind of just how good he is especially with all the games he plays in without fatigue so now the race is on to keep him. Still we have a couple people now to cover who are actually AMC's but hands down he is the best of the bunch.
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    After the news that Tokic was being sold he did get the call to suit up to ease his way in to see how he played with the senior squad in 10 league games. Number was mostly inflated due to the end of the year to keep Tokic fresh for Champions League. In those ten games he did score 7 times, so he gets the nod over the older players who been on the senior squad longer than he has.
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    Before last year only had 13 league goals. Now up to 31 after setting records. He isn't an outstanding player on paper (at least potential ability) but with all the time and goals last season he is entrenched in the starting XI. Still only 19 he is young and plays very well. Now has played in 53 league games in four years.

    BENCH
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    A 20 year old striker who during the first two years on the squad found time in 18 games in league play and scored nine goals. While he didn't get a single game last year for the senior squad was cause he was out on loan to IBV and scored 3 goals in 18 league games. So he has senior games under his belt (36 in 3 years) so if we do have an injury to our striker he will be looked upon. And it seems our strikers always like to get injury.
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    Oldest striker on the team at 24 (youth of this team amazes me) he has seen 47 league games although 18 came last year when he was on loan to FH while scoring 3 goals. In 2016 he was on loan to Fjaroabyggo where he had 20 appearances. For just our team he has played in 9 league games and scored 5 goals. So he can score for our team, just isn't used much. Most of the time, as with Svansson, will be in cup games and games during midweek.
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    Seemed to be a stud and has played well as he has logged 35 league games in 3 years. Seen time at three different positions, and probably will see that role agin this year as well. Sadly he doesn't play centerback for us.
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    What looked to be the replacement to Jajalo now becomes a backup to a youngster. Is decent, but now looks to be a life long backup. That is unless someone wants to purchase him, but with the lack of time on the pitch it might not come.
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    Very efficicent as a defensive Fullback. Might be one of those players though who will have to play out of position to play center back for our team. We will have to do something with only having two true center backs on our team. Still if AEgisson falters or needs to be used at a different position we are solid at left back.
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    Was a starter last year, but now experience trumps youth. He didn't progress as much as the rest of the team so right now it looks like his ceiling is here, but even if it is he is still very good for our league. He does have 32 league games so that's not to shabby for being only 19 years old.
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    With injuries and flurry of matches got to play in 14 league games last year. Is a very solid MC for our team. Another 24 year old player (where did all these old timers show up from?!), but maybe we need him to play more this year with some of these DM players to cover as DC if we need it.

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    The Group Stage has been drawn for the Deildabikar and right now it looks to be very favorable draws for us.We face off against only one of the top 5 teams last year in the league (Fylkir), and the only other team to stay up was Keflavik (sixth) who we didn't have trouble with when using our reserves last year. This should again be a good time to get match fitness and the youth players adjusted to our tactics.

    However we will have to adjust to the new changes for Deildabikar. Normally it's just 10 matches, mostly straight wins and then move on to the league. This year changes it up since we have to play the Knockout Round of Champs League. Good thing is that our squad will be fully fit for the matches, but that means with extra games comes more pressure from our bench. Lack of centerbacks we will have to see something happen before and after those two Champ League games.

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  31. 2020 Deildabikar

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    So we thought last year we might not win the league with a young and short bench.This year depending how rapid games might come will be a rough year with the lack of center backs.

    Sure, we finish in first place, but it wasn't as easy as before (pic 2). Where did Vikingur R. come from? Fylkir tried its best to keep pace but it would be Vikingur R who tied us with the exactly same record. If that wasn't shocking enough the playoff's were super close. Sure we won, but we needed extra time in both the Semi Final and Final (first time for that) to win the game. Maybe losing Tokic and Jajalo is too much for this team to win it all this year.

    As for Champs League the first game up was home where we would score first, and again see that lead disappear quickly as they would win easy 3-1. The second game was pathetic from both sides. You could tell that Sterling was more worried about his players health, and doing damage in his countries borders, as he came out in the shell tactic and his team only took two shots. Milan seemed angry to having to play our charity case. Since they only took 6 shots all game. With only 3 shots on target for both teams (1 for us) the game ended with a 0-0 draw where both coaches didn't talk to the press afterwards, but the fans of both teams would express their thoughts as they ran into the tunnel.

    Last Years stats:
    Went 6-1-0
    Outscored Opponents 19-2
    Had 8 clean sheets
    Semi Final went to extra not a shootout

    This Years stats:
    Went 5-1-1
    Outscored Opponents 21-6
    Had 5 clean sheets
    Semi Final and Final went to extra nota shootout

    Total Years under Coach Sterling (5years):
    Record: 30-3-2
    Outscored opponents: 78-22
    23 Clean sheets
    3 Quater's went into extra (one decidedby shootout)
    4 Semi's went into extra (one decidedby a shootout)
    1 Final went into extra



  32. May 2020

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    Month Record: 4-1-1
    All-Time Record: 23-2-2
    All-Time Frabaer Bikar Record: 4-0-0 (2 times in extra, with 1 ending in a shootout)
    All-Time Borgunarbikar Third Round Record: 3-0-2

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    For the second time in three years we have to go to extra time, but this time it would end in a shootout. That would be the start of the grumblings of letting go of some key players after the last three games going into extra time. That would quiet a little when the league play started, but again when it came time for the Borgunarbikar tournament the whispers would start again.

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    Record: 3-1-0
    All-Time Record: 16-2-0
    While scoring 10 points in four games would be great for most teams, even us in the later months, but fans looked at it as a disappointment. In the past five years we would only tie once, and we grabbed another tie to start out this year. We still are in first, but the league seems to be close so far for the top 5t eams by a separation of only 3 points. Breioablik has 7 points but has a game in hand on us.

    Three keys to the month:

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    We made the list! Well okay we have one person who is playing in one of the top leagues (honestly have no idea who, and pic 1), but I guess that is good. I really hope it's one of the young guys we sold who got sold to be a bigger team. Help out our national team (pic 2), but again the stories are flying that Sterling is going to bring back some players who were previously on the team. Sterling said he thought about it for center back, but as you can see still just two on the senior squad.

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    Wahoo! We made the list again as the biggest overachievers. Again, was it really us overachieving or just great luck on our side? Either way we will take the money and the title again. Last year didn't get it as we made it to Group Stage so I assume the world believes we should get their each year now.

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    This I am shocked about. Little secret, Sterling would sell off some of my guys for free (people on my under 19 team). There are some good people. I know our facilities are great and maybe that's why we always can replace people, but still I assume my youth players would be great on other teams senior squads. Sure I have 18 on my squad, but that means only 3 of them are not on my team.

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  33. June 2020

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    Month record: 4-0-0
    All-Time Record: 25-3-1
    All-Time Borgunarbikar Fourth Round Record: 3-0-1

    Our first time I think we only played four games in the month of JUne. I know it is the first time we went undefeated for the month. Still with only four games the first three came in the first 11 days of the month.

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    Record: 4-0-0
    All-Time Record: 23-3-0

    All four games were league games. Three shutouts I think pretty much put those whispers for the last two months to rest as now we control first by seven points. Again it will come down to Champs league to see how we do, but again Coach Sterling is pulling all the right strings. KR somehow finds themselves in relgation (could this be the year? Oh my...), but right now it looks as the race for third will be the talking point of the season. Vikingur R. who had a great run in the Deildabikar seems to finally hit their stride.

    Three keys to the month:

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    Movin' on up, to the top thirty (pic1)! The climb is still going strong (pic 2) for European club rankings, but it would be Prottur R. who somehow did something amazing that got them to be the biggest rise of all the team by almost 100 spots.

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    First time Sterling has asked for an affiliate club (pic 1) and got his wish and choose Haukar who just got relegated last year, but they do have decent facilities. None of our senior team will be sent, but Sterling said most of our promising young players will be sent out. “This will be the start to get the league to rise even more by helping out other teams in our league.” responded coach Sterling.

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    Someone was sold? Which under 19 player did they...wait, you mean it was a starter. Oh, how the misery comes to Sterling has the Board decided that the biggest offer for a player was good enough to sell him off. It wasn't a center back thankfully, and sparring we do have the players to fill in that spot. Still it's sad to see a young player be sent to a big club in Porto.

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  34. July 2020

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    Month Record: 4-2-0
    All-Time Record: 20-7-7
    All-Time Borgunarbikar Quarter Final:0-0-2 (2 games went to a shootout)
    All-Time Champions League Second Qualifying Phase: 7-1-0
    All-Time Champions League Third Qualifying Phase: 2-0-1

    Three Champion Leagues games would be played and this year coach Sterling would change it up. He would actually keep his starters for the league games, but would let his bench play in Champions League. Fans think this is the rebuilding year finally for coach Sterling. Still it is in the early stages, but we are favorites even on the road. Still a tie to Kairat at home might be signs of not playing our reserves when it comes in the later stages.

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    Record: 2-1-0
    All-Time Record: 11-6-4
    Still have a comfortable lead in the league, and right now it looks like it is paying off for Sterling to keep pressure on everyone else. So now the spot to watch is the next two spots as Valur and Fylkir are tied for second, although Valur does have a game in hand. KR finally woke up and realize league play was going on as they climb all the way up to sixth place. Still in 11 games our rookie goalkeeper Bjornsson has 7 shutouts. So let the bandwagons jump on now after being very impressive.

    Three keys to the month:

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    Scott Sterling (pic 1) hits the 200 game mark for the club. While the second picture it is actually the 204 game played. Still you get the gist... Sterling is good.

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    I am surprised it took this long for the Association to ask Sterling to take over as head coach. Sterling had this to say, “I am grateful. However, my time is really now with the club team. I can't take over as the NT Coach. Maybe down the line, but I can't physically do both jobs at the same time.” Most people this was just the diplomatic way of saying thanks, but the team isn't good enough for me to make any noise yet (they are rated 75th in the world). Their are already complaints that Sterling is hoarding talent at Stjarnan, but what would it be like if he was the NT coach. Funny thing is that he would of made 4 times the money in one year as the NT coach than all the years being at Stjarnan.

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    Another player sold on the senior squad. Sure why, not. This time it wouldn't be a starter, but just means another player needs to be called up from the under 19 squad.


  35. August 2020

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    Month Record: 7-1-0
    All-Time Record: 22-6-6
    All-Time Champions League Third Qualifying Phase: 4-0-1
    All-Time Champions League Playoff: 4-3-1


    Sterling likes to play with fire, or just showing his inexperience, as he kept playing reserves in the Champions League (reserves were match fit now for these games) and again one home game we would end in a tie. It didn't matter since we won away, but he has been cutting it close this year.

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    Record: 5-0-0
    All-Time Record: 14-3-4

    Would be the first time we would have a perfect month for the league. League was taken a couple days into September, so right now you see how good we really are. With the lack of center backs and losing our team leader assist man earlier in the year it looks like no one can slow us down. If you take us out of the league it looks like a very tight knit league. KA got out of the relegation zone but will they hold on after being promoted this year.

    Three keys to the month:

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    So it only took five years, but now the American Sterling is Iceland's most successful head coach (pic 1).The second picture just shows the rank and all the titles he has won with Stjarnan in his short time here.

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    This would probably be the earliest we won the league. If it wasn't, it was just by a couple of days. Still for how the Deildabikar and the year started I don't think most people thought we would crush the league. So much for that terrible 4-1-0 start to the league we had this year.


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    Soccer gods finally shown us a sliver of light. Not only did we get a center back as a youth player, but gave us an amazing one at that. I know the picture is taken in the October, but he didn't improve all that in that time. Still it was the first time we actually had someone come in as a two-and-a-half star current ability. Normally it is a half star, if we are in good graces with the gods a full star, but never like this. And a position that we desperately needed. That or the game felt bad for poaching all my young players. Wait a minute, is this a set up for just a quick turnover of disappointment when someone poaches him. For the love of...he is only 16 so lets not fret just yet.

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE

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    Well we don't have to play against Barcelona, but they were actually a second seed draw this year, but we did end up against PSG who is one of the top options of winning it all. Also have Leverkusen and PSV. Let us have the amazing luck as we did last year where we some how got into the Knockout Stage. Maybe this is our payback for starting our reserves in the earlier matches. Still we have youth players at some key positions (GK, CB, LB, AMC,ST) which might be too much for us to handle in this group.

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  36. September 2020 to End of Year

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    Month Record: 4-2-2
    September All-Time Record: 18-5-7
    Champions League Group Stage: 1-1-5

    Coming into this year we were 0-1-4 in the Group Stage of the Champions League. Then again, we didn't have a home game against the third seeded team either. That was the case and our first win came. So while we have three points we also got blownout by PSG 0-4. It could have been worst, but luckily they weren't shooting very well. They had 28 shots with 14 on target. Ouch.

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    Record: 3-2-1
    All-Time Record: 17-5-5

    You ask why the slide this month in the league? We already claimed it. We had some youth players we just signed and some others on the under 19 we called up to see what they looked like with our team. Even with our record this month we still won the league by 20 points. It would be a fight for the second place as Por, where did they come from, moved all the way up to second. FH who looked dominate last year got relegated (what is it with a team finishing top 3 getting relegated?!). KA stayed up, although it is the first time that the last three teams in the league all had 22 points. Usually a team or two only has single digit points. Still our league is growing together and not just running way. Looking at you Stjarnan!

    Three keys to the month:

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    So much for Jajalo and all his records he stacked up. It would take just one year but Bjornsson set a new league record with 13 shutouts. Let's pencil him in for the NT senior squad despite being only 17.

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    How dominate were we. Well how about a team high record in points for the year. Still hasn't had a perfect season yet, and probably won't since coach Sterling does like to change up his lineups late in the year to give promising players a chance.

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    An easily 1,000+ increase to our fanbase for the year in the league. We still don't even have the ability to know when and where the new stadium will be built, but we got this type of turnout which is very promising. Maybe cause our team is made of all local players now and no foreigners on the team with Jajalo just leaving. Either way more revenues for us.

    October Monthly Group Stage Record:0-1-0 / October Group Stage All-Time Record: 1-1-4
    November Monthly Group Stage Record:0-1-1 / November Group Stage All-Time Record: 0-2-6
    December Monthly Group Stage Record:0-1-0 / December Group Stage All-Time Record: 2-1-1

    Let get the good news first. Sterling loves Group Stage in December. Coming in we were 2-0-1 and we got a tie this year. Still gives our monthly record the only positive. The ugly news is that in the past four games we only won 1 game. So for the Group Stage we ended up with just 6 points on one win. Not too bad with all those new players, but then our team saw this...

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    I did hope for two wins and maybe a tie. I only ended up with one, but still got 6 points, and how in the world did Stjarnan make the knockout stage again? Really liking this team despite all the changes too it. I am not going to question it, but just accept it either way.

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  37. 2020 Season Recap and Awards

    SEASON RECAP:

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    I see we are moving up even if it is still a three star (really need to stop losing young people). While it is good to see some other teams moving up in rep, it is not good that the next team to do so is Por (and they are the tenth best team in Iceland). Hopefully we can continue to climb in the rankings, but it is nice to see four other teams with a two-and-a-half star rep.

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    At least we will never get underachievers or overachievers for the league. We consistently stay in first, and that is fine by me. Still a 20 point win over second place means even with this young team that no time soon will a team challenge us for the title. As long as our team stays hungry and doesn't get complacent we should be fine. Then again how does your team get complacent when you are always shuffling in new faces each year?

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    Now up to 125K for TV rights. Now this is getting exciting. More fans coming to our games and now more fans watching us on tv. Sure it's not England or a powerhouse league, and we never will see huge payouts, but more people watching the better it will help our league. And attract more people to come play in it.

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    Our list was long, but you can see that only 4 people were sold (3 in pre-season with Tokic leaving on a free) and still we brought in 4.1 million in money. Still 19 people were sent to Haukar on loan after we estabilish a link with them. All were on the under 19 team, but only a few will probably ever see time on the senior squad. Six of them would be released at the end of the year when their contracts were up. Yes I know there was a Bjornsson, but he is not good trust me. Your not missing much.

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    So much for the link with Haukar. So Sterling sent them basically a new starting eleven. They were in fifth place when they got my players and went on a tear to finish first to earn promotion. Since they were in the same division as us now the link was severed. While I am okay it would have been nice to actually play against my reserves in league. Oh well...

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    Guess we will go find a new club. They were the best club that has facilities so we decided to go there. Let' see how long they take before rising up to our division and the link will be cut again? Either way this might help out our nation as well. Luckily they are two divisions below us.

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    Another year ends and another year all our revenue went up. Also 25 million just from competition prize money! While that is great that means our salaries are on the rise too. Which although I am not too worried about. I rather it go up and people stay than people leave. (If you think I have a complex of people leaving I do not...yet)

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    So coach Sterling went from making 60K an year (pic 1) to getting the board to even raise what they were offering to 80K (pic 2) for an extension. That is for the year so it comes out to be around 1,500K a week.

    Team and Player Awards:

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    Bjornsson won Icelandic Player of the Year (pic 1)! Which one you might ask since we have two. One set league record in shutouts and the other is coming off of his second straight year of double figure goals with 14. I thought it would be our GK but it went to the offensive player. With him beating out Kolviosson for goals by two it means that Bjornsson won the Golden Boot as well (pic 2). He did almost play every league game this year (19 out of 22).

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    Sure, don't care that we won the league by 20 points over Por, or that we had a 77% win percentage for the year. Let's give it to the guy who had under a 50% percentage and came out of no where to tie for second place in the league. Yeah lets gave him the Coach of the Year. Good for him, but the question will be can they beat the curse of getting relegated next year, and if so, will be fired like KA did to their coach a couple years back.

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    Only had three players who made the Team of the Year (CB, both ST). Wait the goalie who posted 13 league shutouts didn't make the team? Wow this is getting tough now. Still it might help us in the long run. The more they stay under the radar maybe we can keep these guys.

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    Hey first year we ever won this award. I will take it. The Fair Play Team of the Year for us is actually a big honor for Sterling. Keeping players eligible for matches is a balancing act especially with a small roster. Staying on our feet and not giving up silly slide tackles means less PK kicks as well since we were known to give up goals that way.

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    This can't be good. I mean it's really good, but is it really? Having set the record for youngest goal scorer in Champions League is great. Being at striker which our oldest is Bjornsson at 20 and just put in another youth player might cause problems. Still always good to have strikers on our team who can score especially now when it comes to cup games or games we need our reserves to play in.

  38. 2021 Season Preview

    Just as Sterling takes a step ahead, he is still two steps behind

    We got over the loses of Jajalo and Tokic pretty quickly and painlessly. Now the question becomes how do we move on from Marteinsson and Hauksson. Wait, only Marteinsson, was sold by the board last year for over 3 million. You are correct, although with tradition in the pre-season we like to sell off at least one person. This would come by Hauksson who was amazing for us got his wish as his release clause (2.5M) was accepted. With that change lets take a look at who will be the starters for the up-coming season:

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    A lock for at least a couple of years. Looks like we can turn into a beast and while we didn't do great in the champions group stage he did post a record high 13 shutouts last year in the league. So he now has 29 games underneath his belt with 17 goals conceded. Prior to his full season he was 9 games played and 9 goals. Now just waiting for the national team to call him up.
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    Is turning out to be a quality player even though it seems he has hit his celing. Also what is weird is that he is 25 years old and still on the team. Still 67 caps for the team isn't too bad and mostly now has been assigned to just right back. Still can play other positions, but seems we now have backups for those positions.
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    Coach Sterling just gushes about this player. We are lucky to have him, and being only 16 years old, he is already projected to be potentially one of the best players in the club as he played in 8 games last year. Already went up a half star in current ability since signing a contract. How can you not be impressed about him.
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    With depth now at the center back (and I mean one person) Sterling can finally give this 20 year old some rest. He got rest last year, but not as much as was needed since in his short 3 years of time has seen 59 caps at the senior level.
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    After a solid campaign in which we saw 10 caps for him, and some injuries, he looks to our lockdown future with being only 19 at this spot. That is if we can stay healthy and on the pitch. Sterling is hoping he can play in a minimal of 15 league games this year.
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    With the lack of depth he actually got to play the more important matches and sat out a lot of league play. He does have 23 caps for only being 18 years old, but now we will need to see more from him. It seems like the roster now is set. Only adding more depth to the roster so it should give more rest for non essential games where he can play more for league play. He was critical for us in champs league last year for the DM spot which is why didn't appear a lot in the league.
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    So far everyone has been a returner starter so this position is no different. Runarsson has the most caps out of anyone on the team with 87. Also he is overall the best player we have on current ability. He did tend to move to DM in some games to let a youngster get some time, but Sterling hopes this year will mostly be just MC.
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    With the sell of Marteinsson last year he got the call up and didn't disappoint really. Sure he has 14 caps and no goals, but he held his own (for the most part) and was able to show enough to start over Knutsson for this spot after Hauksson left in pre-season. Sterling has gone with youth most of the time and this time was no different as we replace one of our better people last year with a 19 year old.
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    Hey look another player named Aegisson. We found him on the under 19 squad and is a true AMC. So with 14 caps under his belt after being toss in the fire looks to be iron forged already for this year for being just a 17 year old. Sterling thought about reverting back to a supporting defensive role, but his role is more of attacking and while he was super shaky last year decided to roll the dice and keep it for the full year.
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    Made Tokic be an after thought after he scored in double digits in league play last year. Right now looks to be the best overall ready striker as he has 19 goals in just 27 caps. Plus we plays very well off of Bjornsson.
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    While Kolviosson might be the best striker on the team the best scorer has got to be Bjornsson who has claim the Golden Boot the last two years. It looked like he hit his ceiling last year, but now showing he still has a chance to improve his 45 goals in 72 caps. Either way this is the best strikers we had at this club and who has stayed together for more than a year together.

    BENCH
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    Sterling doesn't care if the scouts and everyone else thinks he is not good enough for our squad. Maybe it is true, but when it comes to league play he can still be very valuable. He started all the league games as center back until we got your prize youth player, but played well for us to help Bjornsson league leading clean sheets.He is also only 24 but now does have 49 caps.
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    Seeing less and less time with how good our strikers are and was bumped from first striker off the bench to second. He isn't great, but seems to do well when we do use him in spot situations (more cup matches than league games). Which is why he only has 24 caps and being 21 years old.
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    For being relegated to the bench last year from a starter from the previous three years he still got a lot of playing time (11 caps) to now move up to 46 caps for his career. He saw most of the time as a defender, but this time he might see more time as a midfielder. Still is solid even as a 24 year old player.
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    Well for how Bjornsson played last year, and it looked very shaky at the start of the season, he no longer will see any light on the field as long as Bjornsson is healthy. Still is weird that while it seems he has been on the team for ever backing up our starter he is only 20 years old.
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    For being 20 years old and mostly a backup he does have 38 caps. Sterling seems to be wrong about this one since after starting his potential seems to drop. Still while that is mostly due to how good our team is, he is still very reliable when it comes to playing against the league.
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    Pretty much the same boat as Helgason. Again 20 years old and has 44 caps. Excels on the team for our tactics as just a defensive wingback. Even if there is an injury or our starter needs a rest he does have the ability to step in without missing a beat.
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    Again got to see a lot of playing time with all the quick matches as he now has 29 caps to his name. He is one of the older guys on the team (25 years old), but is a very solid replacement at midfield. He might be the linchpin for our bench despite only playing one position.
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    Yes, this is the eighth player on the bench. Our bench is growing! He got in 4 league games last year. Sure he has better ability than Bjornsson, but how do you replace him with a 17 year old who hasn't score a goal in the league yet. He does have promise though which is why he is the first striker off the bench. Despite not scoring a league goal he is the youngest goal scorer in Champs league though.
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    Young and doesn't have stamina issues like Valgeirsson. Maybe he will take over the spot this year, but right now he is mostly just on call when he is tired with quick succession matches. He does have 22 caps under his belt with most coming last year just to keep Valgeirsson fresh for the more important matches than the league play. Still the time didn't hurt as his current ability has skyrocketed.

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    The only 3 teams from the Pepsi-deild karla league are IBV (fourth last year), Breioablik (seventh), and IA (tenth). Breioablik should be our biggest challenge, but again this year we won't to work until the knockout stage.

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    It is against Barcelona so it might not be the to year to worry about advancing in Champs League, but you also don't want to set the worst lost record for Champs league. We already lost at their place two years ago 0-7. This seems to be a better squad despite losing 4 key members from the last time we faced off.
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  39. 2021 Deildabikar

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    This was a very weird year for us in the Deildabikar. We went back to being undefeated and had 8 points on second place. For Bjornsson who ended league play with a whooping 13 shutouts, but this new year with a better squad he would only post 2. We also allowed a goal in 7 different games as well. Our most in a long time. Still while through all of that we just dominated play. Only Breioablik was able to crack double digit shots against us and they were one of the teams we shut out. Yet other teams would have maybe 4 or 5 with just two shots on target. Still somehow one would fall in.

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    Again KR is the biggest under achieverssince they couldn't make it out of the group stage. They really love just under performing. If they keep this up for much longer they might lose their professional status. As for Champs League we wouldn't make much noise in the Knockout Stage as we would lose both games (2-4 at home, and 0-1 away). With them having a huge leg up on us and playing at their place for the second leg all they did was sit back and relax. We threw everything we had and nothing was to show for it as they would score one goal against us.

    Last Years stats:
    Went 5-1-1
    Outscored Opponents 21-6
    Had 5 clean sheets
    Semi Final and Final went to extra nota shootout
    Leading Goalscorer: N/A
    Leading Assister: N/A

    This Years stats:
    Went 7-0-0
    Outscored Opponents 26-7
    Had 2 clean sheets
    Leading Goalscorer: N/A
    Leading Assister: N/A

    Total Years under Coach Sterling (5years):
    Record: 37-3-2
    Outscored opponents: 104-29
    25 Clean sheets
    3 Quater's went into extra (one decidedby shootout)
    4 Semi's went into extra (one decidedby a shootout)
    1 Final went into extra

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    Well so much for having a person in the elite leagues. I bet he got loaned out, either way this means one of two things. One is that all of the best Icelandic players are mostl yin our league (highly unlikely) or that there isn't any world class Iceland players out there after some of them retired (highly likely).

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    This was a complete surprise. We shot up the ranks with now having 12 people. They aren't all starting or on the senior squad, but coach Sterling already is getting claimed of hoarding elite players (since he sends out at least a full team to our affiliate). Still many wondered what would of happened if he did accept the NT coaching job of how many players from Stjarnan would be on the NT already.

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    So the odds are not going up for most teams. We are back to having 3 teams at 1000-1 to win the league. We are evens for the second straight year (this trend probably will never be question any time soon) and Breioablik seems to be the best team although he easily took care of them in group play already. KR shocking is suppose to finish third, but with them and how they started off this year who knows. They could finish third or be relegated. Again the league is fighting for second as we are just on damage control of not trying to lose any more players.


  40. May 2021

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    Month record: 4-0-1
    All-Time Record: 27-2-3
    All-Time Frabaer Bikar Record: 5-0-0 (2 times in extra, with 1 ending in a shootout)
    All-Time Borgunarbikar Third Round Record: 3-0-3 (3 times in extra, with 3 ending in a shootout)

    For the fifth time we would win the Frabaer Bikar, and the third time by the result of 2-0. Our defense finally got mentally sharp since they continue to hold most teams under 10 shots in a game, but we did post four shutouts in the month.

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    Record: 3-0-0
    All-Time Record: 19-2-0
    Shocking that we have not lost a league game in this month ever under Sterling. It's been awhile since we are not sitting in first place after the first month. Yet that is what we are doing although we are only one point away with a game in hand. No one is worried, and now fans are wondering if we can go undefeated for the year.

    I know it is early but it is the first time we have two players in the top three for the league in assists. KR again is showing they don't care about results as they sit in tenth place without a win. Haukar who got promoted by our players last year look to be sent down this year with the lack of Stjarnan players.

    Three keys to the month:

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    Another record broken for attendance. You would think this would be broken each year, but the record was set two years ago.

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    You would think our bench would do well. We even brought in Bjornsson in extra time to try to win, and we couldn't even do it. It seems like every other year this game goes into a shootout. For the fifth year they won't even have a chance of winning this cup which is the only cup Sterling has failed to win. That and of course Champs League, but we at least have a very real chance in the Borgunarbikar Cup than Champs League.

    Now rumors are being written in newspapers across the country that coach Sterling is looking to buy players from foreign clubs and now the list has grown from 3 to now 7 of previously Stjaranan players. Still most are going to just cost millions to take too, and well our money is all vaulted up so no money will be spent by Sterling. “We offered them money to stay on this team. Even in negotiations said we would pay above market value to not have a release clause. They didn't want to do that or stay on the team. Now that we are making noise throughout the world they want to come back. Plus, now we have to pay for that to happen. Thanks but no thanks.” said Sterling.


  41. June 2021

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    Month record: 5-1-0
    All-Time Record: 30-4-1
    All-Time Borgunarbikar Fourth Round Record: 3-0-1

    All were league games this month, but who would o fthought that the only game we gave up the goal wasn't the game we would tie. We would win that one 3-1, but we just wasn't sharp at the end of the month to finish perfect..

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    Record: 5-1-0
    All-Time Record: 28-4-0

    Another month where we don't lose league games. Maybe we need to to start making noise in the Deildabikar Cup. Either way we are the only team with double digits in goal difference and we sit with 24. Bjornsson already has 7 clean sheets on the year. KR starting to realized we are running away in the league so they moved all the way up to fifth and are just three points away from second (although they played one more game than everyone above them). Por showing the have the magic from the end of last year as they are sitting in second place. Still a very close race for second, but we are just slowly pulling ahead in first.

    Three keys to the month:

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    So only have one person to make the NT now and that is Baldur Bjornsson. 13 others are on the under's team and some of them are sent out to Grotta on loan. Maybe we really are stockpiling our players. Though if any other teams want my players in the league we are willing to part with them for cheap.

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    So as a nation we just kicked the door down and announce the arrival of Iceland. Sure everyone laughed at us, but we did improve not only in Europa League for the second time, but we now improve our Champions League places. Now we will have two teams vying for the group stage. We are pretty much a lock now to at least make it, but hopefully we can have two teams. Maybe this is why KR starting to start playing now...

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    Well I thought all our people didn't have release clauses. Apparently I was wrong as Gislason (pic 1) had one and that was matched by Celtic so there goes another promising youth player. Indeed it made coach Sterling sad, but we do have a proven wing back to come in and play who use to be a starter for us.

    This is shocking (pic 2). Not so much for the lack of the fee of just 245K, but Runarsson said he wanted to play for a bigger club and he did have 6 months left. Caen probably could of signed him for free, but we were able to at least make a profit. So much for improving our team as now we are just back to starting XI and bench players for our senior squad.


  42. July 2021

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    Month record: 6-0-1
    All-Time Record: 26-7-8
    All-Time Borgunarbikar Quarter Final: 0-0-2 (2 games went to a shootout)
    All-Time Champions League Second Qualifying Phase: 9-1-0
    All-Time Champions League Third Qualifying Phase: 3-0-1

    Coach Sterling was going to allow his bench to play in league games, and then show his dominance in Champs league by playing his starters. That would change as his squad would get the first league loss right before starting Champs League. With that loss Sterling decided to go back and allow his bench to play Champs League, and allow his starters to play the league games early on.

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    Record: 3-0-1
    All-Time Record: 14-6-5
    Haukar still hasn't gotten a win. They only have one point and well they are done for the year. KR seems to just be a middle of the road team, but Prottur R. who did hand us our first loss has been slowing climbing up the rankings and now sit in third place. Still have an 8 point lead over second, but we are not threaten of losing our lead and our bench still might be able to see time in the league. At least at the end of the year.

    Three keys to the month:

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    Forgot that he had a release clause when he signed his professional contract...

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    Coach Sterling after hearing this would offer him the biggest contract ever for a player at Stjarnan. How big you ask, well the salaries for the team for a week was 20K. He got a contract for 10K a week which pushes our salary up, but hopefully this is the first sign of keeping our younger players on our team. He still has a release clause, but Sterling is perfectly happy with it, since he was allowed to choose it, so he picked a hefty 20 million price tag for him.

    Due to that coach Sterling would iron out some other contracts before they reached their final year to keep the squad happy and most of all his players on the team for a couple more years. Still we do have people under 19 squad we can call up, but don't want to lose anyone else hopefully this year.

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  43. August 2021

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    Month Record: 5-1-2
    All-Time Record: 27-7-8
    All-Time Champions League Third Qualifying Phase: 5-0-1
    All-Time Champions League Playoff: 5-3-2

    After crusing to a 3-1 win on the road in the first leg of the Champs Playoff on the road at PAOK we came home and let our reserves finish it off. After them scoring first in the first 5 minutes we would take the lead at half 2-1. Witha 5-2 advantage it seemed all in the bag. Although in the final ten minutes they would find two goals, but would just run out of time before scoring a goal as it would be the second time in the history of the Playoff leg that we would lose.

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    Record: 3-1-1
    All-Time Record: 17-4-5

    KR climbed up to fifth place. They are running out of time to claim second and might be too tough this year. Finally break the 8 point mark from second and now lead by 11, although IBV has a game in hand, so it could be back to 8. All we need is just one more win and we claim the league but you can tell our players are class above everyone else. As we have 2 of the top 3 in scoring and players of the match. Leading shutouts as well, and have top three in average rating and assists (which we never usually have one person in).

    Three keys to the month:

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    Our youth facilities is taking us two years to build and we already have one year in. So it should be close to State of the Art (or whatever the top youth facility is called) as well as training. With Above average youth recruitment (hopefully we can get this higher after the completion of youth facilities we can be world class). This is where Sterling has shined with youth players. So anything now, even if we lose a guy a year, in about 4 years have the depth finally to not worry about losing people. Although with all these good people coming in they might only stay a max until they are 20 before being sold for not wanting to play for our league.

    Despite all of what was just said we already have gumblings of our GK Bjornsson wanting to leave since our league isn't very good. Please say it ain't so. Although if that is the case it means we will probably lose our center back as well a year later. Just seems like Sterling is swimming upstream still.

    Our striker Bjornsson would get injured and it looks like their will be a decision at the start of the next year who will be the striker since a youngster is tearing up the league late. This is basically the same thing when Bjornsson did right before getting the start so it will be interesting of what will happen.

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE

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    Last year if you told this is who we were facing I would tell you we would be good for maybe 4 points. A win against Schalke at home and maybe a tie with Chelsea (home) or Shalke (away). However our team, despite being young, we have been playing extremely well. Also our team will consistently be fit for the games so it is a toss up. We didn't lose much to Barcelona in the knockout stage earlier this year, even if they were a second seed for the draw. However, they might not take us for granted and we might not post more than 3 points like we are predicted.


  44. September 2021 to End of Year

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    Month Record: 3-2-1
    September All-Time Record: 21-7-8
    Champions League Group Stage: 1-2-6

    Coach Sterling has looked to have thrown away his shell tactics as in both group stage he allowed his players to attack. Good news is we went 0-1-1 so far in the group stage. Bad news is we haven't scored a goal. Great news is that we played Porto and tied them at home. They had a bunch of chances but Bjornsson stock skyrocketed as he shut them out.

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    Record: 3-1-0
    All-Time Record: 20-6-5

    It would take two games into the month for us to claim the league and we ended with a 9 point victory over second place IBV. KR somehow climbed all the way up to third, which is good, and again we had mostly everyone score at least 20 points in the league. Sadly Haukar would be relegated as soon as they got promotion, but they did win a game (2) and ended up with 8 points on the year. With five teams in positive goal difference it still didn't amount to Stjarnan's goal difference.

    Three keys to the month:

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    Back to having 3 people on the national team. We got a couple of under 19 squad who might be getting called up to the senior squad for Sterling. Most are surprised that Svansson is on the under 21 squad and not the NT squad. Is there really at least three better center backs than him?

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    We didn't max out our attendance for the league, which is worriesome since with the new stadium coming, but it is at a nice number. Like the broken record, an increase is always good.

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    Hey our league we got 20.67K for winning first. I miss the good of days where that would be enough to cover our salaries for the year. Now we are paying one person 10K a week so much for that ever been a possibility.

    October Monthly Group Stage Record: 1-0-0 / October Group Stage All-Time Record: 2-1-4
    November Monthly Group Stage Record: 0-1-1 / November Group Stage All-Time Record: 0-3-7
    December Monthly Group Stage Record: 0-1-0 / December Group Stage All-Time Record: 2-2-1

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    Chelsea looked like a one seed team as they just crushed everyone (they only allowed one goal!), and again everyone else just plays terrible, and we just magically score 6 points (I guess that is our number in group stage), and we advance to the Knockout Stage again! Although it is the first time we actually outscored two other teams in the stage, so just shows how terrible Porto (what happened as a one seed?) and Schalke could only manage five goals.


  45. 2021 Season Recap and Awards

    SEASON RECAP:

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    We didn't have this many two-and-a-half rep star teams last year, so how did everyone go down? Well I guess IBV didn't move, but still it is looking good that the majority of the league is staying together. We were the only team in Pepsi-deild league that went up, but still staying as the only three star team.

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    That didn't take long for Svansson to get his first cap for Iceland. He is so amazing. If there ever was a reason for cloning this would be a good reason to have it.

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    23K increase from last year now for the TV rights. Just imagine if we could make a million. Oh that would be the day. Probably will never happen but a man can dream can't he.

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    Three people were sold for a total of 3.6M. At least the money is high enough now where we can cover our wages for the year with just the transfers. We didn't send out a lot of people to Grotta this year so it didn't help them to gain promotion. Still we have them as an affiliate so that is always a plus.

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    First time that we would have one part of our revenue go down. It wasn't by much (just a million) from our competition prize money. Still we can't complain too much since our finances are in a very good spot.

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    Finally we get word about our new Stadium. 13,129 will be our capacity. Not as good as I wanted it, but actually better than what I though they would give me. With our finances so much in the positive we didn't need to secure an external funding. Although wouldn't it be better to add more seats if we didn't need extra funding? Still the grounds will be called “Sterling Arena” and is only proper due to to what he has done for this team.

    Team and Player Awards:

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    When ST Bjornsson went down with an injury our youth player just went on a tear. When Bjornsson came back he was limited with the reserves, and it showed as you don't pull the hot hand out, as he sets a team record for highest average rating of a 7.75 in 26 games.

    He came close in a lot of other records being broken but just ran out of time. Still this team is very good and at least hopefully will stay together for another 2-3 years (before we can't afford some of our young stars).
    Teams go through peaks and valleys, this might be the highest peak for Sterling yet.

    So we would sell off no one in the pre-season...wait, what is this shenanigans? You mean we kept our youngsters? Yes we did, although GK Bjornsson is wanting out. Sterling did get to manage to hold off asking for a transfer by promising trophies in the next two years. Although his price is at an all time high it might just be worth getting rid of him now instead of gambling of winning trophies to re-sign him. Probably would run out of time before that happened and he would resign with someone for free instead of us. The upcoming starting lineup:
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    Fans are nervous, coach Sterling is nervous of what this season will hold. Right now he is on the team and will be key to us in Champs League. He has 50 caps now and only conceded just 26 goals in the league. One of the two key players on our defensive side.
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    16 more caps just last year puts his number now to 83 and is a keep player. Sure he isn't rated overall amazingly, but he does have the ability to be a force for our team. Even playing in Champs league doesn't seem to be overwhelmed when facing off against the bigger clubs anymore.
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    As a 17 year old he already has 24 caps and is linked to Bjornsson as the two keys in why we shut down teams. Even at 17 he is the hands down the best player on our team, and now the key is ride him for the highest rake of income we can get. He is already unhappy with the club wanting to move up, but Sterling will hold on until we have to absolutely have to give him up.
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    A youth player (17 years old) who looks to become the future for Svansson when he leaves. Right now is getting the start only cause of Svansson, but will be spliting time with proven center back Sigurdsson. He does have 7 caps to his name but again, hopefully more playing time he can be a proven linchpin for our back line.
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    He did get to play in about half of our league games last year, but he has been tapering off on his growth which is scaring Sterling and his coaches. Still is very good when it comes to the league, but now people think this is the weakest link out of the starting XI. Still not bad since he is really good. Has 23 caps as a 20 year old.
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    14 league games last year (37 caps total) for this 19 year old shows that his stamina is getting on par with everyone else. He has been able to relieve pressure on the opposite center back of Svansson for how defensively amazing he is. He never goes forward (coaches are perfectly fine with this), and is a huge key of why we post a ton of clean sheets.
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    This will get confusing as we both have Jakobssons (not brothers but we will refer to them as brothers) as they look to be very good. He is younger at just 18, but this is his first time being called up to the senior squad after spending last year on loan at Grotta.
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    17 caps last year moves his total to 31 caps overall for this 20 year old who has only had a year and a half on the senior squad. Proven midfielder. While he doesn't have the best ability he is very capable of dominating the midfield and will be key for us this year.
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    This 18 year old played in 15 caps last year for us. He now is up to 29 caps and seems to be the next great AMC we have. The problem is that these guys usually get sold for how good they are. Hopefully we can keep him around and he might have a chance to break the assist record.
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    All he does is improve and be a beast. Not only does he set up goals he acutally scores in double figures for the second straight year. Only being 21 he does have 43 caps and 32 goals.
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    He dethrones Bjornsson after a steller year when Bjornsson was injured for a few weeks. He went on fire a tthe start and never gave up as Bjornsson came back. So much so that in just 17 caps for this 18 year old striker he has 15 goals. The best goal to game ratio for a striker under Sterling ever.

    BENCH
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    With not being good at really any position he is good to sub for many positions and found that role useful as he played in 11 games last year. His cap is up to 60 now for the 25 year old.
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    Weird to see this 21 year old coming off the bench who has 82 caps and 47 goals to his name. Also a two time Golden Boot and yet is coming off the bench. Question now becomes is that his contract is almost up and if he stays on the bench how much do you pay for your backup to sit. Right now is getting paid starter wages.
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    Teams are trying to steal him away with low transfer bids. While Sterling would do this for an Icelandic team it hasn't been one. So the 25 year old stays on the bench with 60 caps. Another jack of all trades for this team.
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    For being 21 he still sits on 7 cap swith 6 conceded goals. He is actually out of contract so it just month-to-month at 250 a week.
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    Grabbed only 7 caps last year, but as a 21 year old player (we are keeping our players now this is exciting) with 45 caps coming off the bench is invaluable. He hasn't improved in training, but that is cause of the lack of matches, but is still very good when called upon.
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    Once thought to be a future star has faded a bit as he only found 6 caps last year. Still coming off the bench with 50 caps is still very good. Before we would have a bunch of youth players as reserves but now we have veterans with experience coming off the bench. Even if a veteran player is only 21 years old.
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    Finish as the starting midfielder in 10 of the last 13 matches. He now has 66 caps for the 26 year old. While he is listed as a backup is a very good backup at that. Teams have been dangling a nice price, but its not that nice to where his experience costs us too much.
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    An American on the team. Don't worry we didn't buy him, he came up through our youth system, but he looks like he could be very good as a GK for our team. Moves up to number two on the depth chart and if we do lose Bjornsson it might not be as painful.
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    Just keeps falling on the depth chart for strikers. He does have 30 caps and 14 goals, but hasn't seen much match time in the past couple of years (12 caps in the last 2 years)and appears in games the subs see before Champs league.
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    Not bad when you have depth now at center back, that is if we can keep Svansson, and its very nice depth as a 21 year old who has 75 caps. Despite being on the bench we are still looking at him splitting time as a starter so he is more of a 1b instead of a 2.

    SEASON PREVIEW

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    Just weird seeing FH still in 1. Deildkarla. Haukar who just got relegated and doesn't have the link with us will be an easy game. We do have IBV and Valur who will be our biggest hurdles, but if we can limit shots against us like last year it should be an easy path to get out of the group stage.

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    We sneak in to the Knockout stage, and I know these are good teams, but man do we play some of the top teams in the knockout stage as we now have to face off against Juventus. Again at least our fitness will be up, but it looks like the magic will again stop here.

  46. great to follow. would be interesting if you finished 3rd in CL group to see how far you could go in the Europa

  47. Quote Originally Posted by TheBattman View Post
    great to follow. would be interesting if you finished 3rd in CL group to see how far you could go in the Europa
    Thanks. As for Europa League I probably should of been in it the last two years with the way and again 6 points and I still advance? Since I can see into the future I can tell you that ...

  48. 2022 Deildabikar

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    Only around 5,000 fans like Stjarnan. The rest of Iceland hates Stjarnan. We were just 8 minutes away of being the first time we would have had a clean sheet for all ten games played. Still it wouldn't be enough as we would of course give up a goal in the Finals.

    Can you find any complaint about this team though. Only three games ended 1-0 (with one being the Semi-Final), and we just dominated teams. How dominate? We won the Quarter Final over Valur 5-0 (which we beat 5-0 in group stage) and throttled Fjolnir in the finals by the score of 9-1.

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    Fjolnir was the biggest overachievers as they made it to the finals. Problem was they had to face us and losing 9-1 to us probably wasn't very good for their fans. Still we had the top goal scorer, assister, and average rating for the first time under coach Sterling.

    Last Years stats:
    Went 7-0-0
    Outscored Opponents 26-7
    Had 2 clean sheets
    Leading Goalscorer: N/A
    Leading Assister: N/A

    This Years stats:
    Went 7-0-0
    Outscored Opponents 35-1
    Had 9 clean sheets
    Leading Goalscorer: Runar Baldvinsson11 goals in 7 games
    Leading Assister: Goumundur Geirsson 7 assists in 6 games

    Total Years under Coach Sterling (7 years):
    Record: 44-3-2
    Outscored opponents: 139-30
    34 Clean sheets
    3 Quater's went into extra (one decided by shootout)
    4 Semi's went into extra (one decided by a shootout)
    1 Final went into extra

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    Record are meant to fall, but this only shows that it's going to be sad when he leaves. However, it won't be at the end of this year. Apparently telling him we would win a tournament (was assuming Champs League was what he was referring too) actually was just any tournament/cup so with this win Bjornsson decided he was happy enough from the promise that it gave us to a window to offer a new contract. He was still leary about our team and chances so it was only for 2 more years. But two years is all we need...

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    With the signing this is the offers we were receiving for him. Sorry but he is staying for at least another year. Which means that total will be up to hopefully at least 10 million next year.

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    For a 17 year old he is fetching a modest 5.5M. Of course we are not going to sell him right now.We will hold on until we absolutely have to sell him. Especially after setting a new shut out record.

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    With that Final score it was now a new Deildabikar and team record (pic 1) with the 9-1 mark in the finals. Just to show how strong our side really is now we are keeping people for more than 3 years! Now 24 game winning streak (pic 2) is now a new Deildabikar record as well.

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    Add another record as we set a new team record for goals (pic 1). We also didn't break it we crushed it by 7 more goals. In the finals Runar Baldvinsson would score 5 (pic 2) to show why he should be starting in front of Bjornsson.

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    While we would have our first person for assists (pic 1) in the Deildabikar. It would be good enough to be the most ever for Deildabikar. With that he also grabs the highest rating in just 6 games for the Deildabikar (pic 2).

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    Stjarnan has won 7 straight Deildabikar (all with Sterling) to be the most decorated team in Deildabikar history.

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    12 players are still being called up ,but now we have 4 of them on the senior squad. I doubt Baldvinsson will be starting, but for my club he is and that is all that matters right now. Barcelona hasn't had much luck recently in the tournament, but England teams have since they won the last two years.

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    As you can see from the matches of the month we did not advance against Juventus in the knockout stage. However, we did score a goal at least.

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    Normally its a quiet month during the Deildabikar, but since we totally dominated it there was a lot to talk about. Now the eyes are set on the Islenska Frabaer Bikar (who we have to play Grotta who can't use our youth players which is sad) and then on the league.

    KR is suppose to finish second, we shall see, but I am surprised that KR, Breioablik, and Por have that good of ratings against us. We have a 1000-1 odds to get relagated. I think just using our bench only for league we could still win the league (bringing up some other youth players to fill out the starting XI of course). If the Deildabikar is any way this season is going to be we are going to be in for one exciting season.


  49. May 2022

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    Month Record: 5-0-0
    All-Time Record: 32-2-3
    All-Time Frabaer Bikar Record: 6-0-0 (2 times in extra, with 1 ending in a shootout)
    All-Time Borgunarbikar Third Round Record: 4-0-3 (3 times in extra, with 3 ending in a shootout)

    Funny to think that we have won the Frabaer Bikar three times with the score of 2-0. Which was our biggest win in the cup game until this year. We would actually use our bench for this game and cruise to a 6-0 victory.

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    Record: 3-0-0
    All-Time Record: 22-2-0
    KR is in first place! Stjarnan fans I think actually threw a party (maybe our league can continue to climb). We have to be second right? Sadly no, we are sitting in third place. We do have a game in hand and are only behind first by a point. But is anyone worried about first place? I know it's just 3-4 games, but Breioablik who used to be so solid is now sitting in 11 place with just a point.

    Three keys to the month:

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    Another cup and another record. This might be a bad year for every other team in our league.

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    Sure Sterling granted his request. Doesn't mean he is going to sell him. It better be for the right price, but right now 5.5 million is not anywhere close to the right price. He already is unhappy so it won't matter when Sterling says “No” to each team's offer.

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    No Stjarnan player is on the list which is good. Actually we have nothing to do with this. Although Maimo FF has taken one of the players and they seem every year to take one or two people from our league. This is just sad and we need to hold our players in our own league!
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  50. June 2022

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    Month record: 7-1-0
    All-Time Record: 37-5-1
    All-Time Borgunarbikar Fourth Round Record: 3-0-1

    Really 8 games this month. I guess that is fine. Still when we get to the fourth round of the Borgunarbikar cup we actually have a very good record. We got there this year and despite just a 2-1 win we did advance.

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    Record: 6-1-0
    All-Time Record: 34-5-0

    The world held its breath as KR tied us in a game. That would be the closest a team would come to beating us and the score was a 0-0 tie. We did allow goals in 4 of the 7 matches but none of those games were really close. We already have a double digit lead over Por who is in second place. KA has been on a tear of late (looking like they did when they made from noise back in 2017). There is still a race to who will get relegated, as currently the relegated teams are just a point out from the danger zone.

    Three keys to the month:

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    Serbia (pic 1), Montenegro (pic 2), and Albania (pic 3) all decided to join the European Union. This doesn't affect our team personally, but it is good globally. Or we think so. Only time will tell...

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    We made the top 20 now for European Compeition. This is actually great news for our league. Would be nice to be top 10 so our youth players would want to stay, so again Sterling is still running up hill.

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    Iceland moved up 3 places now for the Coefficients table. Europa League is awesome. One team now in the Group Stage (free money to our third place team now. Lets get everyone professional status!!!) and we lost one from the Third Qualifying Round (was 2 now 1) and still have one in Second Qualifying Round.

    As for Champs league it is a double edge sword. We move from the Third Qualifying Phase to the Best Placed Third Qualifying Phase. Plus we now have Stjarnan as automatically in the Group Stage. I like playing in the playoff's since that meant another 2 million in revenue, but at least it means it keeps us fresh for the league and means our starters get to play more.


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