Flying With The Wings – Welling United
This story will follow my progress with National League South side, Welling United. One thing I have found since returning to the game is that my time is a lot more limited nowadays with my new job role consuming a lot more of my time and with a family/2 kids under the age of 10, opportunities for hours and hours of FM at a time are very rare….in fact, almost non existent. So this story will not be as ‘in depth’ as some of those I have done in the past and instead I will focus on providing maybe 3 updates per season to keep you informed of my progress, rather than an in depth analysis of every single game we play. I hope you still enjoy the read and follow along as you have done so loyally in the past with my other stories!
So, why Welling? Well in all honesty, I drive past their stadium every day to get to work so I thought, why not? Nothing more to it really!
Professional Status: Semi-Pro
Stadium: Park View Road
Stadium Capacity: 4,500
Training Facilities: Basic
Youth Facilities: Poor
Bank Balance: £35,000
Vanarama National League South: Winners (2013), Third Placed (2012, 2019)
Calor Gas League Premier Division: Winners (1986), Third Placed (1983)
The board expect playoffs as a minimum this year so I’m up against it in my first season in charge! If I don’t get promoted this year, they want us to win the division within 3 seasons of here!
Fair to say I’ll be looking to the free transfer and loan markets immediately to bring some players in to a worryingly small squad!
A solid keeper between the sticks will be very important for us!
He might have absolutely nothing going for him in attack, but Richard Platt has some very impressive defensive attributes for this level!
Korrey Henry is a new arrival at the club and with his pace, I’ll be looking to him to offer our main goalscoring threat!