It looks like the Scotland trial for Montrose is on! I found and messaged Steven Tweed on LinkedIn, the guy who was apparently making the arrangements for me to go. He said that I can go at anytime and when I got a message from Chris they their ready, I told him I messaged Steven. He was unhappy that I messaged him without his permission. Lesson learned, so now I’m waiting on a final confirmed date to go, with another guy called Tony I think who lives in the UK
Speaking of Moses, on Wednesday he took me to meet his friend coaching a 2nd division club in Budapest. The coach (forgot his name) is a young guy and played for Cottbuss, which was one of the biggest teams in Germany a while ago. He spoke good English and seemed interested to give me a proper trial, even though I just wanted a good club to train with until I went somewhere on a trial.
I was supposed to begin training with them on Tuesday, but since these Scotland developments, I’m gonna have to hold that off.
And now I just got a text from Ivan (guy from LinkedIn) to say a club in the German 3rd division or the 2nd division in the Czech Republic can offer me a trial. He contacted me when I was in Croatia last month, and said he could help me, so I sent him over my info, but never heard back from him until now. And he doesn’t seem to mind I have an agent either. He says he will tell me more on Friday.
So what else.. um. On Saturday I trained kind of lazily because I was training with the kids at Buda and just feel embarrassed when I’m playing with some kids as young as 11 or 12 and I’m trying to be a pro player here.. Hm. But if I play lazily, even just once.. It messes me up psychologically, and damages the confidence you build up over the last few weeks of training. And it sets a bad impression on others. So something I learnt about myself.. Never play like a lazy wanker! No matter who against!
So now I’m starting prep trainings again with Mo until the day I leave and from today until then I’ll be doing a mental prep session everyday.
15 hours last week, and at least two hours everyday from now until the trial.
I kept working on those 1 on 1’s so I improve on that. +1-2 xp on that.. Been playing too much FIFA. Maybe I should create a FIFA player profile which I rate my current skills but in real life, and then asses how much I improve each week.
It’s getting cold in Budapest. Have to wear a jumper when I train now, that summer is long gone now.