Bala Rinas 2013/14

Lewis

Day release: The Bala Rinas manager

Manager: Lewis (Wales)

Twitter name: @jsl105

Since: 2007 (committee member – treasurer)

Last season: 13th

Trophy cabinet: Empty (highest league position – 8th in 2011/12)

Sympathies: Wrexham

Darts music: C.R.E.A.M. – Wu Tang Clan

Outlook (on 10 September 2013): The treasurer has long tried to impose his tactics on the field, but his record is not a rosy one. The second-least successful manager in league history, it took him three seasons in the wilderness to overcome the ignominy of steering The Trinny Men to last place in his debut campaign. Returning at the helm of Bala Rinas in 2011, his team’s performances on the pitch have been eclipsed by his realpolitik at Kenna HQ. Elevation to the league committee in July last year led to fierce criticism from Kenna managers who questioned the appointment’s probity.

Rumours were flying in the build up to August’s auction that the Bala Rinas boss had turned his expansive accountancy skills to squad selection and he’d devised an ingenious balance sheet to identify Kenna-winning talent. The manager’s homework appears to be paying off. In what’s being touted as a Kenna first, all eleven of the Bala Rinas team turned out for the first two competitive weeks of the season.

Another 35 weeks to go and all’s well, but with Paulinho the most expensive player at £17m, will the Bala Rinas manager live to regret his decision not to make some bigger signings? And who will he choose to jettison between Foster and Sessegnon come the October transfer window?

Mannone, V SUN £0.5m
Monreal, N ARS £8m
Shaw, L SOT £5.5m
Collins, J WHM £0.5m
Heitinga, J FUL £2.5m
Fellaini, M MUN £0.5m
Nasri, S MCY £2m
Sissoko, M NEW £10m
Paulinho TOT £17m
Chamakh, M CRY £14m
Lukaku, R EVE £3m
£63.5m

First transfer window – 5 October 2013

Starting budget: £6m, remaining budget: £6m, net profit/loss: broken even

(Hyperlink denotes club to which player was sold)

Out       In      
Pos Player Team Sold Pos Player Team Value
GK Foster, B WBA £0.5m GK Stockdale, D FUL £0.5m

Second transfer window – 7 February 2014

Out In
Position Player Team Sold Position Player Team Paid
GK Stockdale, D FUL Free GK Mannone, V SUN £0.5m
DEF Luna, A AVL Free DEF Monreal, N ARS £8m
DEF Agger, D LIV £5m DEF Heitinga, J FUL £2.5m
MID Sessegnon, S WBA Free MID Fellaini, M MUN £0.5m
MID Routledge, W SWA £1m MID Nasri, S MCY £2m
STR Crouch, P STO £10m STR Chamakh, M CRY £14m
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Bala Rinas

Manager: Lewis (Wales)

Twitter name: @jsl105

Since: 2007 (committee member – Treasurer)

Last season: 8th

Trophy cabinet: Empty (highest league position – last season)

Sympathies: Wrexham

Darts music: C.R.E.A.M. – Wu Tang Clan

Outlook: Scarred by relegation in his debut at the helm of The Trinny Men in 2007/08, the Welshman took time out from the pressure of Kenna management before assuming the reins of Bala Rinas last season, and with some success. His follow up campaign began with some respectable business, but with a red card for Agger already and the fire of Grant Holt and Djibril Cisse up front, discipline could be an issue.

(B) = player awarded under the Titus Bramble ruling

Jaaskelainen, J WHM £0.5m
Agger, D LIV £15m
Neville, P EVE £4m
Koscielny, L ARS £0.5m
Fabio QPR £0.5m
Hernandez, P SWA £10m
Duff, D FUL £16m
Johnson, B NOR £1m
Bale, G TOT £26m
Ba, D CHE £42m
Di Santo, F WIG £0.5m
 Total £116m

Second transfer window – 1 February 2013

Out     In
Hooiveld, J SOT £0.5m Fabio QPR £0.5m
Nani MUN £15m Hernandez, P SWA £10m
McClean, J SUN £14m Johnson, B NOR £1m
Holt, G NOR £9m Ba, D CHE £42m

First transfer window – Friday 26 October 2012

Out     In
Savic, S (B) MCY £10m Koscielny, L ARS £0.5m
Kaboul, Y TOT £6.5m Hooiveld, J SOT £0.5m
Moses, V CHE £12m Duff, D FUL £16m
Marveaux, S NEW £2m Bale, G TOT £26m
Cisse, D QPR £12m Di Santo, F WIG £0.5m

Bala Rinas (second window)

Manager: Mr Seimon Lewis

Since: 2006

Trophy cabinet: empty

Sympathies: Wrexham

Freidel, B TOT £4m
Luiz, D CHE £21m
Carragher, J LIV £9m
Rangel, A (B) SWA £1.5m
Koscielny, L ARS £0.5m
Sessegnon, S SUN £2m
Milner, J MCY £7m
Valencia, A MUN £0.5m
Pienaar, S EVE £12m
The Yak BLR £16m
Agbonlahor, G AVL £10m
£86m

Bala Rinas (first window)

Manager: Mr Seimon Lewis

Since: 2006

Trophy cabinet: empty

Sympathies: Wrexham

Freidel, B TOT £0.5m
Luiz, D CHE £21m
Carragher, J LIV £9m
Rangel, A (B) SWA £1.5m
Koscielny, L ARS £0.5m
Sessegnon, S SUN £2m
Milner, J MCY £7m
Valencia, A MUN £0.5m
Pienaar, S EVE £12m
The Yak BLR £10m
Agbonlahor, G AVL £10m
£86m

Bala Rinas

Manager: Mr Seimon Lewis

Since: 2006

Trophy cabinet: empty

Sympathies: Wrexham

Jaaskelainen, J BOL £4m
Luiz, D CHE £21m
Carragher, J LIV £9m
Rangel, A (B) SWA £1.5m
Bardsley, P SUN £11m
Arshavin, A ARS £14.5m
Milner, J MCY £7m
N’Zogbia, C AVL £15m
Cahill, T EVE £9m
Owen, M (B) MUN £0.5m
Pavlyuchenko, R TOT £4m
    £96.5m