A summer of major rebuilding was looking necessary if Zagora Athletik were to stand a fighting chance in their second season in Liga Regale. That was, if we stayed with Zagora for another year.
Zagora Athletik somehow managed to survive relegation in their first ever season in Liga Regale, despite not winning in their first 8 games and a shocking second half of the campaign.
At the mid-way point of Zagora Athletik's first ever season in the Aswijan top tier, things were going much better than expected. After not winning any of our first 8 matches, we'd picked up 14 points from the next 8 games to climb out of the relegation zone.
Zagora Athletik came into a first season in the big time of Aswijan's Liga Regale knowing they faced an absolutely massive task if they were to avoid relegation.
Our second season in Aswijan ended with the unbelievable achievement of Zagora Athletik securing promotion from Liga Principale at the first time of asking. And that meant we would be competing in the top tier of Aswijani football, Liga Regale, in 2021/22.
With 6 games remaining in our first season in Liga Principale, Zagora Athletik sit in 4th place and in the middle of a tight battle for the final two playoff places. And things were about to get a bit crazy.
Zagora Athletik had made an unexpectedly strong start to their first season in Aswijan's second tier, Liga Principale. Ten games in and we were way up in third in the league!
Zagora Athletik's unexpected first season success took the club into the second tier of Aswijani football. A decent amount of rebuilding was required but nothing too major as I kept faith in the players that had earned us promotion.
Season one in Aswijan has been a hugely enjoyable, totally unexpected success. Despite being predicted to finish 12th and with odds of around 14/1 to win the league, Zagora Athletik secured promotion from Liga Dukh at the first opportunity!
The first two months of life in Aswijan saw us get acquainted with Zagora Athletik and, eventually, settle into a formation and style that suited our players. And the relentless schedule of playing every Wednesday and Saturday was set to continue for a considerable time to come, which would eventually take its toll.