Enfield Town – Season Review 2017/18

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2017/18 End of Season Review

Here we are at the end of another season, a season where we were expected to finish rock bottom, a season where we again came up smelling of roses. The manager has been head-hunted by almost every club in League One and the Championship where the manager has been sacked, and every one was rejected. Our reputation is still far behind our league standing which made recruitment difficult, but not impossible.

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Sky Bet League One (stats)

What a season! For the past couple of seasons we’ve been pretty average, then stolen a playoff place in the last couple of games. This season was different as we were into the play-off places by matchday five, and we never dropped out of them. By matchday 31 we were top, and we never relinquished it.

FA Cup (stats)

We were happy to get as far as the fourth round, though the draws were rather kind to us until we faced Southampton, who absolutely destroyed us. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored within a minute of kick off, and they had a man sent off after five, but they still managed 65% possession with ten men. Our endeavours earned us the FA Cup biggest overachiever ‘award’.

Capital One Cup (stats)

Our second tilt at the League Cup, and we went a whole round further than last season! Somehow, we were picked as the biggest overachiever in this competition.

Johnstones Paint Trophy (stats)

We entered this competition this time with the intention of going as far as possible. Winning it wasn’t expected by anyone, but that is what we did! ‘A delightful double!’

Transfers

IN:  We faced a struggle with our league standing outranking our reputation, so it was difficult to recruit players good enough for League One. So we relied on loans.

OUT: More of the original Towners contracts expired, and the fans were sad to see Mark Kirby leave, but he wasn’t good enough two seasons ago, let alone now.

Youth Intake

Nothing

Next Season

The Championship is a fiercely competitive league, with another giant leap in the quality of players we will face. Anything better than survival will be a huge bonus.

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