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Career Midlands Madness - An FMM16 career


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Hey gang,feel great coming back in.

For those who may not have seen me before,I'm John and despite my screen name singing the praises of Kenny Miller(lol) I follow Hearts in my Scottish feeds.


Took a couple years off due to RL concerns/losing my mobile with my old Coventry save in FMH14 but now I'm back and true to form I'm running a career in the Midlands again. Whoever it'll be I can assure you this career'll have a better ending than stalling in mid-table in the Championship xD


I should be updating in the next couple hours and keep on keeping on gang!

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Part 1 - Villa Park Visitations



"NEW GAFFER" screams the newspapers around Birmingham as Randy Lerner's sale of the club to the Supporter's Trust goes through and Tim Sherwood decides to walk away in the aftermath. The new man?Former Inverness Under-21 boss John McGregor,who comes in as the second-youngest manager in the Premiership after Bournemouth's Eddie Howe. McGregor also comes in off the back of Scotland's best qualifiying campaign in a while as one of the assistants.




Speaking to the Aston Villa e-fanzine,McGregor explained his mien for attacking continental football and discussed tactics for the next 2 hours.






Basically I'd like to exploit the width and incisiveness Jack Grealish and Scott Sinclair can provide while pinging balls into the 6-yard box.




I couldn't resist. Also provides a perfect AM playing either behind the striker or as the tip of a Diamond.




Investing in English youth aside,Clough provides a young moldable striker I can hopefully develop enough to flog away the disappointing Libor Kozak and maybe even top Rudy Gestede.




Ditto with Cook,only as a replacement for Fabian Delph(the Judas). Actually had a bit of a bidding war with Everton, but ended up breaking off negotiations after the bidding war and came back in for 3.5M




The main thing for these moves was offloading some of the overpaid hillocks poisoning the locker room and freeing up playing time for youngsters. Wilson Palacios was signed to provide depth, steel and experience in the center






Good start that fizzled out but a game to get the squad back into shape.




Much in the same vein of the Barnsley tie.



Next time,we review the opening month of the season. Where will these moves take Villa?Upwards?Downwards?Find out next time on Midlands Madness!

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Part 2 - It's a New Day, Yes it is!


Match 1 - Villa v West Brom at Villa Park



Quick thoughts - shame we couldn't capitalize on the other chances made, but Libor Kozak getting a brace was encouraging.


Match 2 - Newcastle v Villa at St James'




Quick thoughts: Stabbed at chances, bad. Keeping shape at the back, good. After the seeming defensive lapses against West Brom that was an encouraging performance even with the dire draw.


Match 3 - Arsenal v Villa at Ashburton Grove




Quick thoughts: And then there are days you get blitzed. Bully on Brad Guzan keeping the damage down and the midfield for grafting hard and pushing for the equalizer.


League Cup Round 2 - Villa v Norwich at Villa Park




Quick thoughts: It feels good when YOU do the blitzing.


Match 4 - Villa v Spurs at Villa Park




Quick thoughts: ALL HAIL BRAD GUZAN. Also, petulant Spurs ftw


League table after August:




A tight loss and 3 draws leaves us 15th early doors but with loads of momentum.


See you next time when we recap September here on Midland Madness!

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Part 3 - Tea leaves and Turnarounds


Match 5 - Everton v Villa at Goodison Park




Quick notes: Disappointing in letting Everton equalize, yet encouraging to see Yoann Gourcoff score on his delayed debut after nursing a shoulder knock during the first half of the season and pulling the strings up top.


Match 6 - Villa v Sunderland at Villa Park




Quick thoughts: You take the 3 points when you can, and Sunderland's dogged defending has to be given credit for mucking up the midfield movement.


League Cup 3rd Round - against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough




Quick thoughts: Wasteful and lucky to escape Hillsborough with the win.


Match 7 - against Manchester City at Eastlands




Quick thoughts: to quote Fergie - Football,bloody hell. 2-0 down at the half and then Rudy Gestede strikes to put a complacent City to the sword.


League table after September




Two wins propel us from 15th to 9th and you can feel the bounce in everyone's steps.


Check back in later for the October results, and get ready for more Midlands Madness.

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Hi guys

Unfortunately I can't continue the story anymore due to having lost the save file :(


I did manage to finish the first season though and the highlights include:


- being unbeaten from mid-November until the start of March

- win the League Cup with a 2-1 win against Arsenal

- stomp Arsenal 4-0 in the League in January


Some of the lowlights though include crashing out in the FA Cup Round of 16 to a Huddersfield side that got relegated to League 1,not winning a match in March and getting spanked 5-1 by Manchester United.


In the end, we finished 3rd,7 points behind champions Arsenal and 5 behind second-place Chelsea.


I'ma take Christmas off and come back in the New Year with a new story!



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