- Update 19 -
Amateur Player 19: Beto "Boot it" Lopez
"Hurricane" made such a wind of things that there was always something storming. Disrupting training sessions, beef with teammates, contract issues - yeah right - as if I'm ever going to overpay an amateur! Other than that he did good in all fairness. As is we're 466 gls in the positive and 534 gls in the negative. Next Amateur Player -> from Portuguese club: Aguia Vimioso - player #19: Beto "Boot it" Lopez
BG: So you just boot it?
Beto: I do.
BG: Isn't that a defensive player's duty?
Beto: I'm always back defending.
BG: OK, with great disrespect, this ain't the amateurs.
Beto: I can't do what I do best?
BG: You're at no times allowed back into your own half. Ever!
BG: You want to boot it?
Beto: Uhm, no?
BG: Yes, you will. Damn straight into their goal.
Beto: Got ya, Boss.
Technical Attributes - wow, Technique jumped 2 skill points. That's a lovely surprise at 29y of age. I'll take that, thank you.
Mental Attributes - look at that Movement jumping 3 skill points. Excellent improvement considering the player and time frame. I'm starting to believe.
Physical Attributes - as usual no ups or downs. As far as I can remember I've had very few amateurs improve their fitness. I might get a second or third fitness coach in to 'force' bump these numbers.
GOAL #1 - good start. Always nice to kickstart things with a goal to our guy.
GOAL #10 - fast-forward to goal number 10. Only 1 in this game but it's the decisive one. Shame about the missed penalty, but I've had so so many at this point with all the amateurs I've played. Doesn't bother me anymore.
GOAL #20 - and that's 20 in already. Right after halftime in the first 5min of the second half seems to be his fav period to score goals. He's taking advantage of the opposition still with their thoughts on the tactical plans of their coach to overthrow our dominance. Not happening.
GOAL #30 - yes, finally hitting the 30 again. Goal 29 and 30 in. Been too many updates ago since we last hit 30 in half a season. "Boot it" earned himself a place in the club's HoF 👍
30 from 31 is not that bad. Delighted with his return and this means we're making good progress in this challenge. I'd love to keep "Boot it" for another few months as he's proved pretty durable and better at scoring goals than the previous handful amateurs I've had, but we gotta stick to the rules so time to start looking for any possible replacements. Didn't take me very long to get the next guy in as he's the last one on my shortlist, before adding fresh names to it.
Thanks for the views and see you at the next update.
*Due to amateur clubs promoting to/relegating from divisions or earning (semi-)professional status as we progress - the original list of 48 amateur clubs in DB will be updated.
Salim Aïssa "The Sleeper" - 🏴 Queen's Park: 19 gls
Christian "The Curveball" Nissen - 🇩🇰 Aarhus Fremad: 25 gls
Ryan "Half-time" Hudson - 🏴 Undy Athletic: 24 gls
Nuno "Nut-Cracker" Martins - 🇵🇹 Paredes: 28 gls
Malthe "Mind games" Boesen - 🇩🇰 Brabrand IF: 21 gls
Lewis "Lewandowski" Iles - 🏴 Cwmbran Celtic: 27 gls
Diogo "Senhor🍷Port" Paixão - 🇵🇹 Vila Real: 32 gls
William "Wasteful" Møller - 🇩🇰 FC Sydvest 05: 29 gls
Fernando "Fingers" Carpegiani - 🏴 Corwen: 30 gls
"Nostradamus" Neto - 🇵🇹 Alcochetense: 27 gls
João Nuno "The Nutmeggee" - 🇵🇹 Eléctrico FC: 23 gls
"Pea roller" Papalélé - 🇵🇹 AD Camacha: 27 gls
Philip Stoustrup "Sitter" - 🇵🇹 Atlético Riachense: 28 gls
José "Jaded" Peixoto - 🇵🇹 Alta de Lisboa: 29 gls
"Yodeler" Younes Christiansen - 🇩🇰 Roskilde KFUM: 25 gls
"Almost Epic" Edson Carvalho - 🇵🇹 CD Sobrado: 26 gls
Davie "Dummy Runner" Galt - 🏴 Pontypridd Town: 19 gls
Hircane "Hurricane" Graça - 🇵🇹 GD Bragança: 27 gls
Beto "Boot it" Lopez - 🇵🇹 Aguia Vimioso: 30 gls
Total Amateur Goals: 496/1000