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2021-07-05 21:07

Internal memo sent to all investors of the consortium that Sheik Sulaiman put together in order to buy the club

The last game of the regular season has been played so it is time to look back. As per previous announcement all focus of the club management was to put our house into order. That has now been completed.
What follows is a list of activities this season:

1. 21 players will have left the club next week:
a. 5 players were sold
b. 10 players had their contracts canceled
c. a further 6 players are transfer listed right now. if not sold, their contracts will be canceled as well.

2. 17 players were bought:
a. 3 players went into our Youth Academy
b. 14 players went into our first team
(We will introduce the new Devils in a separate communication)

3. We only invested $24,444,293 of a $50 million transfer fund showing what an amazing job the scouts and Sheik Sulaiman have done to fill the needs of the squad with less then 50% of the available funds.

4. New Fanshop opened. Merchandise is still being shipped in but from next season fans will be able to buy items to support the team and show their allegiance.

5. This means that overall financial health has been greatly increased, and that even with the investment in the Arabic market, we still made a very healthy operating profit. Which will be even more now since we...

6. ...won the AC East division for the first time (12-4 record!) in our short history. A real achievement that can only be attributed to the coach 'Magic' Muriki and the leadership on the field of MLB Suleiman Sulaiman.

7. We have revamped the coaching quite considerably to ensure that coach Muriki is supported in as many position groups as possible. We now have coaches at the following positions:
Ayubkhon Bairamov Quarterback 70.0 CP
Vilius Cekanauskas Runningback 72.0 CP
Paulus Van Zyl Wide Receiver 65.0 CP
Najub Pereiro Offensive Line 72.0 CP
Bryan Charpentier Defensive Line 59.0 CP
František Rozehnal Cornerback 71.0 CP
Gustavo Mendoza Safety 83.0 CP
Milford Carey Special team 58.0 CP

We still intend to make some changes to allow for a LB coach to be added but we are waiting for the right appointment and will remain patient. It is likely that SF coach Gustavo Mendoza will be let go to make room for this. Right now however he is heavily involved in youth development so we felt the time is not right yet for a change in this area.

We will send a introduction to our new players shortly as you are of course eager to hear what your investments were used for.

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2021-05-11 15:17

The following statement has been released by the Deventer Devils:

Following the take-over of the majority stake in the club, and with that effectively taking over the day-to-day running of the club, the new management has held an emergency review of the current operations. We found that the team spirit within the club had been afflicted with a complacency that was fueled by people (players and staff alike) noAt being held accountable. As a result of aforementioned review, we therefore make the following announcements:

1. QB Albert Jacobs has been removed as a starter and has been put on the trade block. Any interested parties should visit our Front Office to indicate interest. We thank Albert for his hard work while being under center for this club but he has recognised as well that a move to a different club is in the best interest of all parties involved.

2. Following a review of the players at the disposal of coach Muriki we found 15 players unfit to play for the club and well below the baseline that we expect of a starter. These have been or will be transfer listed and will be fired (with ample compensation of course) if a buyer cannot be found.

3. A transfer funds of $50 million has been made available to GM and Coach Muriki with immediate effect. In order to make the squad competitive Muriki has identied we need to bring the following players in:
1 (backup) QB
2 TE
1 Punter
1 Kicker
2 CB
2 DL
3 OL

Our scouts have given their asssignments and we expect to get these players in over the coming weeks. signings in

4. All positonal coaches except SF coach Gustavo Mendoza have been fired with immediate effect as we deemed them not good enough to be working for a club as ambitious as the Deventer Devils are.

5. We will be looking to hire new coaches but will wait for the right fit before hiring. We do however have been able to find a new OL coach who will join the club tomorrow.

We felt that this was needed to send a signal to everyone in the club that mediocrity is not longer accepted and that we are in the business of winning and getting promoted as soon as we can.

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