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The Brest a Man Can Get

  1. The Brest a Man Can Get

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    The Brest a Man Can Get

    So having done a few FM experiments I feel the time is right to start a proper season whilst reporting back on the journey. I will however, continue on with the experiments as I enjoy doing them and hopefully you enjoy watching/reading about them as well. I will continue to deliver the story in YouTube video format but will aim to include screenshots in my posts to give a more detailed view of certain things.

    So why Stade Brestois 29?

    There are a few reasons for the choice, some serious but also the name makes a great pun right?


    • For my first management position I wanted to pick a club outside of England. This is due to historically sticking to the Premiership or Championship as they are the leagues that I’m most familiar with in terms of format, players, regulations etc. However, I’ve always been interested in the French leagues and feel that aside from maybe PSG, Monaco and perhaps more recently Nice, there is an opportunity to grow a team and become a force in the league.
    • The badge for Brest features my initials and also was my age until a couple of months ago
    • I’ve always liked the look of Brest and believe with a bit of cosmetic surgery I can make Brest look even better. Let’s just hope my time of charge of Brest don’t go tits up!
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  2. The squad

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    At first glance it seemed like I was taking over a squad with some of the greatest football players that have ever played, Pele and Henry immediately attracted my attention. However on closer inspection the players are Bryan Pele and Valentin Henry.

    Aside from that disappointment it appears that Brest don’t have the worst squad in the world.

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    Christian Battocchio is arguably the star of the team with enough other good players to field a strong starting 11. Zakarie Labidi and Brendan Chardonnet have outstanding potential, something that I hope to help them realise at the club.

    The formation I aim to use is classed as a 4-2-1-3 DM Wide. I will cover the tactics in detail a bit later.

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  3. Finances


    In terms of finances it appears that I’m not going to be blessed with money to spend



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    A transfer budget of £0 and already over the wage budget by roughly £5000 it is going to be extremely difficult to bring new faces in. The club already has already reached its maximum number of loaned players also. Although I could potentially terminate some of the loans I actually feel that the club has done well with who they have brought in and I guess I’ll worry more about that when the deals expire.

    Perhaps the board will grant me some more funds?

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    I guess not...




  4. Goodluck with this, seems like an interesting story
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  5. Tactics



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    I have chosen to go with what is classed as a 4-2-1-3W. This is because I firstly want to make the team difficult to beat. Depending on how well we perform will determine whether one of the DLP needs to push forward more to create more of an attacking threat.

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    Right Back Right/Left Centre Backs Left Back

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    Deep Playmaker (Defend) Deep Playmaker (Support) Roaming Playmaker

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    Right Winger Left Winger False 9

  6. Quote Originally Posted by issteo View Post
    Goodluck with this, seems like an interesting story
    Thanks for the support issteo
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by Bakez View Post
    • I’ve always liked the look of Brest and believe with a bit of cosmetic surgery I can make Brest look even better. Let’s just hope my time of charge of Brest don’t go tits up!
    Love a good breast pun...I'm following!

  8. Quote Originally Posted by naterr View Post
    Love a good breast pun...I'm following!
    Tit's a wonderful thing

  9. Title Odds

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    Having been given odds of 35/1 to lift the Ligue 2 title it is clear that we are far from favorites. With this in mind it was reassuring that the board’s expectations are not un-achievable.


    Board Expectations

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    The board expect a top half finish in the league coupled with some progress in both of the cups. At first glance of seeing that we are expected to reach the 10th round of the French cup seemed quite daunting but bearing in mind we enter in the 7th round and the bigger clubs entering in the 9th round it may just be possible.

  10. Pre Season


    My perceptions of pre-season friendlies are that they are nice to win, but more importantly it is about the fitness of the players and becoming familiar with the tactics. I allowed my assistant manager to take charge of the 4 friendlies. The results can be seen below:

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    So we finished pre-season with a record of W3 D0 L1. Our only home fixture was against Legia Warsaw and we were just outclassed; only managing 1 shot on target compared to their 6. With that in mind it’s far too early to press the panic button. Wins against 2 teams who I’ve never heard of and struggle to pronounce as well as an efficient 2-0 against Le Mans (I’ve actually heard of them!) show that there is plenty of promise.


    Players who have performed

    Neal Maupay – Had 2 good games and 2 less impressive games which could mean he’s a bit hit and miss. Ratings of 6.3, 7.7, 6.5, and 7.7 over the 4 games reinforce that he can be inconsistent but having scored in both games when he played well is definitely something positive to take.

    Zakaria Diallo – Achieved consistently high ratings in the 4 games (6.8, 7.1 8.0 and 7.1). It is going to be essential that he maintains this good form throughout the season and becomes a rock at the heart of defence.


    Players who need to improve

    Christian Battocchio – When viewing the squad reports, Battocchio on ability is right at the top. He is going to be played in the centre of the pitch in a roaming playmaker role. With space in front of him to run into and build the attacks he is going to need to improve on his form. With not a single rating of 7.0 (6.5, 6.8, 6.8, 6.9) over the 4 games I will be keeping a close eye on him.

  11. Just before we begin the season

    As announced when starting this story I am going to be using a YouTube format. However, whilst I can understand that some people may prefer to read the story as opposed to listening I will attempt to cater for both. Below you will see a link to the YouTube video of the first few games of the season with live reactions and decisions made by myself. For those on this forum who would prefer to just read about the results and other important issues which I arise I will cover them on here.

    For those of you on here who chose to access the YouTube videos through the forum and don’t want to know the results, all match reports will be hidden behind a Spoiler button.

  12. Episode 1 - Tit's time to get started




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    Havre made to Maupay for missed chances!


    The first game of the season put us up against Havre Athletic. Did they have more shots? Yes, did they have more possession? Yes, did they score more goals? No!

    It was a nervy start to the season and with original starting players Coeff and Joseph-Monrose ruled out through injury, we weren’t full strength. After just 4 minutes Labidi was forced off through injury giving way to Bryan Pele. The first half brought absolutely no highlights but when looking at the stats it was clear that we had to withstand immense pressure. I made the decision to drop the wingers back to wide midfielders in an effort to try to gain better control of the game. However, in the 68th minute a corner was badly dealt with allowing Thomas Ayasse to hit a shot from the edge of the box, deflect off of Diallo and give Hartock no chance in goal. All hope appeared to be lost until stoppage time when the ball somehow ended up at the feet of Bryan Pele on the wing. His cross from the left ended at the feet of Maupay who’s clinical finish left us all delighted to have snatched a point from the jaws of defeat.

    Highest rating – Zakaria Diallo – 7.1


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  13. Episode 2 - Giving it my Brest shot






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    Ligue 2 - BREST vs VALENCIENNES

     


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    BREST LEFT UNSAID

    Another game, another draw. Our first home game of the season produced little to report about. 0 shots on target and just 38% possession is disappointing. Neal Maupay continues to show his inconsistent from seen in pre-season playing a 6.3

    Players of the match - Hartock, Faussurier - 7.3






    Coupe de la Ligue 1st Round - BREST vs SOCHAUX

     

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    BREST FALLS OUT OF CUP

    Despite only losing on penalties the performance wasn't good enough. No supporters want to watch their team at home feel happy to let the other teams dominate possession, well maybe Leicester fans, but unlike Leicester we have nothing upfront to aim for. It's time to ditch these tactics and formation and go with a more positive approach.


    Player of the match - Zakaria Diallo - 7.1



    New Tactics

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    Whilst appearing quite a negative step in playing 5 in defence, I am hoping that we can dominate the middle of the pitch whilst also having more to aim for upfront.
    Habib Diallo as target man with Neal Maupay as a poacher should be a good combination and i'm hoping the two will link up well. Perez will play as a centre midfielder and be expected to push forward, as will the two wingbacks.

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    A higher tempo will be installed and an emphasis on build up play and working the ball into the box. It's time to ditch the conservative approach and go out and try and win the games!


    Ligue 2 - AMIENS vs BREST

     


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    BREST SUFFER LAST MINUTE WOBBLE

    So close to a first win of the season. We found ourselves up against high flying Amiens with a much improved performance being over-shadowed by a cruel stoppage time equalizer. Sure we again had less possession but there were highlights in the game, actual highlights and the majority were us attacking. An early close range finish from Maupay gave us the dream start but sadly we couldn't quite get over the finishing line this time.

    Player of the match - Zakaria Diallo - 7.1



    Ligue 2 - BREST vs TROYES

     


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    BREST RACK UP FIRST WIN

    A more confident looking Brest side finally delivered a win following 4 successive draws. That's right, we did it! 3 points on the board and something for the fans to cheer about. On 32 minutes a cross from Maupay was turned into the net by defender Martial. However, despite looking comfortable we conceded a sloppy equalizer when Niame headed home on 62 minutes. With Maupay playing a 6.4 I decided to give promising youngster Matthias Phaeton a run out and what a debut to remember. On 74 minutes, a swift counter attack releasing Diallo, Phaeton broke with him and a simple, unselfish pass from Diallo put him through one on one with the keeper. Phaeton showed a lot more composure than a 16 year old making his first senior debut probably should and tucked it into the corner of the net. We held on and secured our first win of the season.

    Players of the match - Hartock, Castan and Phaeton - 7.2

    Matthias Phaeton

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    A dream debut for the young lad. He can't let it get to his head and will need to keep his Phaeton the ground...








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  14. Current League Table

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  15. Looking good mate, love the title!
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    Looking good mate, love the title!
    I was going to go for [INSERT WITTY TITLE HERE] but some legend already took it
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by Bakez View Post
    I was going to go for [INSERT WITTY TITLE HERE] but some legend already took it
    I think you've won the title battle, mate
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  18. Good start so far! Hopefully it wont end in as tense as it was this year in the league haha
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by issteo View Post
    Good start so far! Hopefully it wont end in as tense as it was this year in the league haha
    That's what you call a proper final day! Top 6 teams could all have won the league and all of them did win their final game i believe? Brest finished 5th in real life so no pressure on me here haha
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  20. Episode 3 - No Holds Bra'd





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    Ligue 2 - CLERMONT FOOT vs BREST

     


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    BREST PUT FOOT DOWN

    A second successive win in the league for Brest as they come away with a 1-0 win against second in the table Clermont Foot. Having become something of a draw specialist, today’s game away to Clermont is one that I would have gladly taken a draw before kick-off. I elected to instruct the team to play on the counter and it worked a treat. Neal Maupay stole the headlines with a close range finish.

    Player of the match: Gaetan Belaud - 7.5




    Ligue 2 - BREST vs AJACCIO

     


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    BREST GET COURT OUT

    Following 2 successive league wins we went into the game against Ajaccio full of confidence. Habib Diallo finishing a good move late in the first half to give us something to build on in the second. However, Ajaccio were in no mood to cave in and the pressure finally told when Yoann Court equalized in the 64th minute. Previous man of the match Gaetan Belaud picked up 2 bookings in 3 minutes late in the game to eliminate any chance of us grabbing a late winner.

    Player of the match: Habib Diallo – 8.3



    Having been anonymous in the transfer window due to having no funds and already at our maximum loaned players for the season, it was interesting to see that the French league has what is known as the ‘Joker Transfer Window’. This comes into effect once the main transfer window closes and allows a French club to make a single purchase from another French club.

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    Speaking of having no funds, I was then greeted with a message from the chairman:


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    Not ideal when hoping to strengthen the squad at some point.

    Club finances are described as ok although we are losing money each month.

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    On a more positive note the board are very pleased with my overall leadership of the team, although they were disappointed to be knocked out of the cup at the first hurdle. It’s understandable for a club that could do with all the income that they can get. I guess I will need to make a more conscious effort to progress in the one other cup that we’re in.

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    Injury News


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    Just a single injury to report on; midfielder Manuel Perez will face a lengthy spell on the side-lines having strained his knee ligaments.


    Ligue 2 - NIMES OLYMPIQUE vs BREST

     


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    BREST BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

    Yet another draw and yet another game in which we took the lead. Top scorer Neal Maupay converted a cross in the 61st minute to give us the lead. However, within 5 minutes Nimes had equalized when Slimane Sissoko powered home a finish from inside the area. A very disappointing result considering Nimes league position, however every time we avoid defeat away from home I will look for positives.

    Player of the match:




    Ligue 2 - BREST vs TOURS

     


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    BREST, DRAW, ONCE, MORE

    Surely the bookies will soon be predicting every game involving Brest to end up as a draw. A SIXTH league draw in just 8 games means we remain unbeaten but have started to develop a habit of taking the lead then switching off instantly. Habib Diallo put us in the lead after just 4 minutes before Cheick Diarra equalized 5 minutes later. Joan Hartock made an incredible save late in the second half to ensure we came away with a point.

    Player of the match: Joan Hartock – 7.2



    Further bad news on the injury front is that Habib Diallo sustained a hamstring strain in the game meaning that he’ll miss the next few weeks.

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    Ligue 2 - BOURG-EN-BRESSE vs BREST

     


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    THE BREST IS YET TO COME

    A fantastic 2-0 win for Brest today as they kicked the drawing habit to score 2 early goals and pick up 3 points on the road. I decided before the game that to make this season any kind of success the team needs to have belief and more aggression. Tactics were adjusted with one of the usual centre midfield players being pushed into a more attacking midfield role. The idea behind this was to give more support to the 2 strikers than they had previously been getting. Valentin Henry was awarded a rare start in the new attacking midfield role. He duly delivered converting a chance in the area with only a few minutes on the clock. Not long after, a ball launched forward put Maupay through on the goal and he finished confidently. We did take our foot off the gas afterwards and there was really nothing more to report.

    Player of the match: Neal Maupay – 8.3




    With a run of games against teams lower than us in the league it is going to give a clear indication of just how well the team is progressing. 9 games in the league unbeaten and although the taste of defeat will surely come it’s important that we start winning the games we take the lead in so that any defeat becomes a minor blip and doesn’t ruin what has started off as a promising season.
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  21. Episode 4 - Ups and Downs



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    Ligue 2 - BREST vs AUXERRE

     


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    AUXERRE LEFT WELL PHAETON

    Winning is a habit and it's certainly one that I'm getting the taste for. A 1-0 win at home to Auxerre and a 30 yard screamer from 16 year old Matthias Phaeton propels us into 3rd in the league.

    Player of the match: Matthias Phaeton - 8.3




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    Shortly after the game it was announced that Phaeton's effort had been classed as the goal of the month. It really was that special!

    With positives there inevitably comes negatives and the news of Habib Diallo's injury is exactly that.

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    Ligue 2 - SOCHAUX vs BREST

     


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    GREAT LOOKING BREST

    Another 1-0 win, this time courtesy of a Gaetan Belaud free-kick and for a brief moment we found ourselves top of the league. 11 league games and no defeats is unbelievable. On this form we shouldn't fear anyone.

    Player of the match: Gaetan Belaud - 8.3




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    A look at the table after match day 11 and it's a beautiful sight.


    Ligue 2 - BREST vs RED STAR

     


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    BREST FLOP AGAINST STAR

    Red was certainly the colour today as we came up against Red Star. Zakaria Diallo received a red card and we were left red faced as we suffered our first loss of the season. In the 26th minute a deep free kick into the box eluded everyone apart from Castelletto who snuck in at the back post to give Red Star the lead. 4 minutes later and it was 2-0, a cross wasn't fully dealt with leaving Lefebvre to score from the edge of the box with the aid of a deflection. Habib Diallo clawed us a goal back before a reckless challenge from Zakaria Diallo put us down to 10 men. Red Star scored again in 61st minute through the lively Sane with Palun doing a Diallo and getting himself sent off in the 65th minute. First defeat of the season always hurts.

    Player of the match: Habib Diallo - 7.0




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    BREST STARTING TO DROOP

    Back to back defeats against teams who were mid-table certainly isn't what I want to be reporting on. Matthieu Chemin scored a nice free-kick from the edge of the box to give Orleans a 18th minute lead. The pain was doubled at a cruical time when Belkalem managed to turn the ball home in stoppage time of the first half. In the second half we played slightly better and Julien Faussurier grabbed us a goal back with plenty of time remaining on the clock but it wasn't to be.

    Player of the match: Julien Faussurier 7.4




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  22. Best players so far

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    Joan Hartock - 7.11

    Hartock tops the highest average rating for the entire squad after 11 games. He has kept a clean sheet in almost half of them and has been a key reason for the good start to the season. Hartock is going to need to maintain that consistency if we are going to push for promotion this season.


    Johan Gastian - 6.92

    Gastian has made the majority of his appearances from the bench with Grougi being the preferred choice in defensive midfield. However, despite not contributing to any goals directly, Gastian has been a largely positive influence and is a quality player


    Gaetan Belaud - 7.0

    Playing at right wing back, Belaud has had a mainly positive season. He has contributed towards 4 goals in 8 games, scoring 1 and assisting 3. His one negative being the red card against Ajaccio.


    Less impressive players

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    Brendan Chardonnet 6.62

    Potential to be one of the best players at the club, Chardonnet has struggled with being thrown straight into the first team so far. His average rating of 6.62 is below the desired 7.0 that I demand from my players, but with age on his side he will be given every opportunity to improve.


    Neal Maupay - 6.72

    Despite being the club's top goalscorer, Maupay is so inconsistent it's crazy. He seems unable to put 2 good performances together and only appears to play well if he scores a goal. A joy to have when on form but a hindrance when having a poor game.

    Steeven Joseph-Monrose - 6.40

    Monrose has only made 2 appearances this season and both has been appalling. When you put faith in wing play and one of your wingers gives 2 performances less than 6.5 you need to change things. The switch in formation has meant there is no need for him anymore.


  23. Episode 5 -




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    Ligue 2 - BREST vs STRASBOURG

     


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    PHEATON HEADS BREST IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

    A bright performance from us today as we beat real life league winners Strasbourg 1-0 courtesy of a Matthias Phaeton header. The goal came from a swift counter attack in which Maupay was released down the right-hand side. He displayed great dribbling technique before putting a delightful cross onto the head of Phaeton who made no mistake.

    One negative was the injury to Habib Diallo on 8 minutes leaving us with just 2 fit strikers.

    Player of the match: Zakaria Diallo – 7.3



    The injury to Diallo was confirmed as being more serious than first thought. We will have to cope without him for the next 2 months.

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    On a more positive note we have another Goal of the Month award winner.

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    Gaetan Belaud’s match winning free kick was voted as the best goal in October.


    Ligue 2 - LENS vs BREST


     


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    LENS SEE WAY THROUGH BREST


    A very poor performance means that’s now 3 defeats in the last 4 games. The single goal of the game came when a cross was badly dealt with by our defence, and after a series of deflections the ball found its way to the feet of Christian who had the simple task of putting it into the net. A loss was about as much as we deserved only having 1 shot on target all game.

    Player of the match: Joan Hartock – 7.4




    French Cup 7th Round – PARON vs BREST


     


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    9/10 FOR BREST

    Brest on cloud nine was the headline as we demolished lower league side Paron FC in ruthless fashion. Before the game I changed the formation to an aggressive 4-3-3 with a strong line up led by Maupay, Phaeton and promoting Pellen from the reserves. The tactics paid off when after just 14 seconds when the ball was played into Phaeton and he converted from close range. A fast attacking tempo was maintained throughout the game as was the finishing in which we scored 9 from 10 shots. Neal Maupay wrote himself into the Brest record books by helping himself to 4 goals.

    Player of the match: Neal Maupay – 9.8



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    Progressing in the cup rewarded us with an away trip to Orleans. I will be out for revenge against the team that beat us earlier in the season


    Ligue 2 – BREST vs STADE LAVALLOIS

     


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    BREST FALL INTO BOOBY TRAP


    Today I really showed my naivety and to be honest it nearly cost us more than it did. Having smashed 9 goals past a lower league team I sent the team out with the same mentality against Lavallois. At first things went beautifully with left-back Nganioni sneaking in at the back post to give us the lead after just 3 minutes. However, our high defensive back line appeared to be music to Lavollois. I now have a nemesis in a player by the name of Dyan Saint-Louis. He constantly beat our back line for pace and if he could finish then we would have lost easily. Again I showed my naivety in refusing to believe the tactics needed to be changed. 1-0 up soon became 1-1 and 6 minutes later Saint-Louis put nus 2-1 behind. Neal Maupay rescued a point when he converted from a near post cross but Saint-Louis must have missed about 5 one on one chances.

    Player of the match: Louis Ngangioni – 7.5


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  24. Tactics Update


    Following the game against Stade Lavallois I took the time to reflect back on the season so far and asked myself the following questions:

    Have we won more than we have lost? Yes

    Are we in a good position in the league? Yes

    Are we enjoyable to watch? No

    Do we look convincing in games? No

    Do we look like turning a game around from losing positions? No

    What are the problems? I’m not sure

    The first problem I was keen to address was the fact that we always have less possession than the other team, regardless of if they are above or below us in the league. A 9-0 win and only 53% possession would give no manager any complaints, but it shows that when we have the ball we need to take our chances against teams otherwise we drop points. In countless matches I have seen the other team use possession well and create chances compared to us where we play well in spells. Now I may come across as focusing on negatives, but believe me I am far from unhappy about how the season is going. I just want to improve and I’m sure every manager dreams about having a team which plays good football and gets results.

    So far I have gone from one tactical extreme to another; either too negative or too aggressive. I really took my team looking at the strengths of the team so behold the latest formation:


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    The game classes it as a 4-1-3-2.

    The aim of the formation is to dominate the midfield area through using creative players. Battocchio has failed to live up to expectations so far and has requested to be allowed to join Udinese at the end of the season. I have informed him that we will deal with this once the season is over. The philosophy of the team will alternate between control and counter attacking with an emphasis on the team keeping possession and working it into the strikers. The team shown may not necessarily be the first choice 11 for each game but I need to come away from games feeling like we were the better team and attempt to make Brest something special to look at.








  25. Episode 6



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    Ligue 2 – BREST vs REIMS
     

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    PHAETON PUTS BREST IN DREIMLAND

    A fantastic victory 1-0 against an in-form Reims side keeps us high in the table and just 3 points off top spot. What was especially pleasing was the way the side took to the new tactics and although we didn’t create as much as I’d of liked we won on possession and limited Reims to just a single shot on target. Matthias Phaeton continued his fine goalscoring form with a cool finish following a clever through ball from Maupay.

    Player of the match:
    The mood was then severely dampened by news that Neal Maupay suffered a twisted ankle.

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    Just 2 injuries in the squad yet both are first choice strikers.


    Ligue 2 – CHAMOIS vs BREST

     
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    BREST PERK UP AND SECURE BIG WIN


    Best league performance without a doubt and an absolute joy to watch the football that we played. Steven Joseph-Monrose has been something of an outcast this season but was given an opportunity more through his ability to play upfront and our limited options rather than through preference. In just the 4th minute some intricate midfield play ended with a stunning through ball to Johan Gastien who had surged forward from midfield. He needed just one touch to control it before smashing us into a 1-0 lead. 1-0 then became 2-0 in the 24th minute when Joseph-Monrose found himself in the right place at the right time and tapped into an empty net. The final goal of the game came in the 90th minute when Gastien scored his second from the 6 yard box.

    Player of the match: Johan Gastien – 9.1


    French Cup 8th Round – ORLEANS vs BREST

     
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    BREST STEP ON THE GAS

    Johan Gastien scored his 3rd goal in 2 games as we got revenge on Orleans. Yet again we looked good even when rotating the goalkeeper and defence. The score line suggests it was close and edgy but in truth we never looked like conceding and that makes it 3 consecutive wins and clean sheets. We also throw our name into the hat for the next round.

    Player of the match: Luciano Castan – 7.9


    The cup draw

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    A home tie against lower league opposition you ask? Yes please. That’s exactly what we got as we were drawn against Union Sportive Avranches Mont-Saint-Michel. Let’s hope we don’t make the game as much of a meal as I will when attempting to say their name each time.

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    Definitely something I need to be mindful of is the selection criteria rule. With a negative bank balance the last thing the club needs is a fine.

    Ligue 2 – BREST vs AJACCIO
     
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    BREST RISE TO THE OCCASION

    “Top of the league, we’re having a laugh”.
    Yet another win and clean sheet as we see off Ajaccio with 2 first half goals. Manuel Perez scored a 30 yard free-kick with less than 60 seconds on the clock before Matthias Phaeton doubled the lead in the 34th minute. Perez later but a blemish on his performance by picking up 2 bookings but it was too late to spoil things.

    Player of the match: Manuel Perez – 7.9



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