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Career The Park Ji-Sung Challenge (SEASON 4)

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So for my first career i will be attempting the Park Ji-Sung challenge. The general idea is to sign a Korean midfielder for PSV who will be my new 'Ji-Sung' and win 2 Eredivise, 1 KNVB Beker, and 1 Dutch Super Cup. After this then move to England bringing my Korean with me and then going on to win 4 Premier Leagues, 3 League Cups, 4 Community Shields, 1 Champions League, and 1 Club World Cup. You can see the original challenge post herehttps://fmmvibe.com/forums/topic/44047-park-ji-sung-challenge/

Season 1

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Pre-Season 

When i First arrived at the club i gave the backroom staff a re-jig and moved a few players on before signing some myself. But first i had to find my Korean and i came across a 21 y/o from Ulsan Hyundai named Lee Dong-Gyeong. I brought him to Eindhoven for a fee of £2.2m. He was a CAM with well rounded stats and i would also be retraining him in the CM position throughout the season. With 2 international caps already under his belt i thought he would fit what i was looking for.

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Outgoings

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When a £20m bid came in from Arsenal for youngster Pablo Rosario early in July it was too good to turn down and would allow me to strengthen the squad in other areas. I also moved on a few squad players and ageing individuals recouping a nice £48m in transfer funds.

Incomings

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I brought in 5 players for the season including Farinez who many will know but a player who i have not used yet this year. He would replace Unnerstall for the number 1 spot who i sold to Huddersfield. McKenna from Aberdeen to strengthen at the back, who will also be our new captain. Mike Ndayishimiye from Willem for £4.9m who is one of my favourite players on this years game. He would be competing for one of the CAM roles. Then Pulgar from Fiorentina for £7.25m who would bolster out our midfield and be playing as my BWM.

My expectations for the season are to push Ajax as far as i could for the top spot and see if i could go on a little cup run. I also would like to hopefully qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League or Europa but not expecting to go too far in that competition. 

I would be trying out a new formation with two number 10s behind a lone striker, with my wing backs providing the width in a 4-3-2-1 formation.

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So lets see how we got on.

July

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July saw our Assistant take care of 3 friendlies which i was happy with the outcomes of. We then swept the floor with Olympiakos at home in the CL best placed 2nd round playoff winning 4-0. A nice 1-0 away win saw us progress. Unfortunately Ajax were too much for us in the Dutch Super Cup losing a close match 2-1.

August

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August saw us kick off the league with an away trip to Heerenveen. Dong-Gyeong scored on his full debut here which was a great way to start the season off. We then played Dynamo Kyiv in the 3rd round playoff progressing again with a nice 4-2 aggregate win. Next up was Porto in the final qualifying round. After a vital away goal in a 1-1 draw they came to Eindhoven and unfortunately were too much for my young squad losing the tie 2-1. This saw us secure a Europa league spot and get placed in a fairly okay group.

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September

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September saw us go unbeaten in the league with with some crucial wins against Feyenoord and Alkmaar who were around us in the league. We lost our first group game of the Europa league with a tight 2-1 loss away at Roma but hoping we could bounce back in the next few fixtures.

October

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October saw some very strong performances not conceding a goal throughout the month. Also two huge home victories against FC Twente in the league and a 7-0 win against Ter Leede in the first round of the Cup.

November

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November saw a frustrating game away in Austria where a win would see us qualify from the group but we couldn't take our chances despite dominating. 3 days later we then had a thriller at home to Emmen conceding an equaliser in the 91st minute before scoring a winner from the last kick of the game in the 95th despite having gone down to 10 men early in the second half. At the end of the month a huge home tie against Roma where again a late stoppage time winner from our magical Cody Gakpo saw us take a place in the round of 32.

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December

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A busy December saw us again win all our games where here rotation was key for our pretty small squad. We comfortably progressed to the third round of the cup with a 5-0 win over Oostzaan.

January

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Late January saw a 94th minute equaliser from Zwolle and our win streak come to an end, our first dropped points in the league since August which was hard to take. Leverkusen came swooping for Jordan Teze on deadline day with a £15m bid and on the same day Porto came in with a £23m bid for Denzel Dumfries. We rejected both as we were not in need of money and would have no time to replace them before the window shut.

February

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February was another busy month playing 8 games in 25 days. We played Ajax twice in a row which was weird. We failed to take our chances despite battering them in the home game. 3 days later saw another 1-1 draw in a much more balanced game at the Johan Cruijff ArenA. A goal from Dong-Gyeong saw us hold on to a great 1-0 win at home to a strong Lazio side. In the away leg an own-goal from Strashoka saw us nick a vital away goal just before half time. A goal from Rodrygo (on loan from Real) and then a brace from Correa, the second of which came in the 93rd minute saw us come crashing out of Europe with just one minute remaining. Heartbreak for the fans and players.

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March

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A shaky away tie at Heracles in the KNVB Beker Semi saw Ndayishimaye send us through to the final with a winning penalty in the shootout. A tedious 0-0 draw at home to Fortuna saw us drop another 2 points in late March.

April

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We were now in the business end of the season and after a nice 2-0 win at home to Zwolle, Ajax dropped points at home to Vitesse which saw us crowned Eredivise Champions a day before we played Feyenoord. A Dong-Gyeong missed penalty and a late Mallen off-side goal saw us fail to take all 3 points but the fans didn't care. A week later saw us take a trip to Rotterdam for the KNVB Final against Vitesse where an early Dong-Gyeong and late Ritsu Doan goal saw us clinch our second piece of silverware in a week.

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April

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A 2-0 comeback saw us finish of the season unbeaten in a home game against Sparta Rotterdam.

Season Review

To do the double on my first season in charge we exceeded all expectations. Overall an extremely successful season. Our new formation worked tremendously and the players gelled very well together, especially the back 4, only conceding 17 in the league. See below the league and stats:

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Lee Dong-Gyeong racking up the highest average rating in the league and of our squad and the most assists in the league and our squad. He has settled in tremendously and had a fantastic season. He can now play comfortably in CM too. See his stats now below:

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For the challenge we have now won: 1/2 Eredivise, 1/1 KNVB Beker, 0/1 Dutch Super Cup.

Onto next season where we can hopefully push for the treble. Thanks for reading.

 

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Fantastic start mate. You should add up his goal and assists for the final score once you complete the challenge as the leaderboard is sorted out by no. of contributions.

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Thanks for the comments 👍

Season 2

This season i would be looking to go for all three pieces of domestic silverware. Also to see if we could reach the knockout stages of the Champions league, having directly qualified for the groups by winning the league last season. The squad was already in a pretty good place so too many additions wouldn't be needed. 

Outgoings

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Jordan Teze finally got his move after multiple bids came in for him at the start of the window. Since he was our second choice RWB we happily let him go for a nice £20.5m with a 25% sell-on clause. Lyon's £33m bid for Ritsu Doan was too good to turn down and would allow us to strengthen in other areas. The next to go was Gutierrez when Wolfsburg offered £19.5m, despite playing a huge role in our first team squad last season we let him go with a view to replace. The rest of the outgoings were players from the B-team and youth prospects that didn't make the cut of being promoted from the academy.

Incomings

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At the start of the window we were delighted to sign Okafor on a pre-contract, who would come in as young competition for one of the CAM spots. We also signed Verdonk who would come in as our number 2 at LWB; since Rodriguez's loan had expired and he was back at Milan. Danny Loader also came in for free from Reading who would act as backup to Malen and Gakpo up top. Man U were after him but he chose to come to Holland instead. Tonali was signed for £30m as a direct replacement for Gutierrez and our biggest expenditure of the window. We signed Akanji from Dortmund to help tighten up at the back, when i saw he was available for £18m i thought it would be mad not to. Eze came in for a cheap £8.5m as a replacement for Doan who was a great option at CAM or even CM. Uruguayan prospect Ugarte was brought in as backup for one of the CM roles, for a cheap fee of £4.3m. Fernandes was brought in on a free after Man City released him. He would play in the Jong PSV squad. The rest of the incomings were just graduations from the youth academy to Jong PSV. 

The squad as a whole was definitely strengthened despite having a positive net spend for the second season in a row. So into the opening games of the season.

July

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Pre season saw us have only one friendly before we faced Ajax in the Super Cup. A 1-0 against West Brom saw a steady performance. Up next was a 3-2 thriller at The Cruijff ArenA where Ajax had the home advantage. A Baumgartl header saw us clinch victory in the last 5 after an earlier 2 from Malen and Dong-Gyeong. Our first Super Cup victory after failing to win it last season. Was this a sign of good things to come?

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August

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In our opening league game of the season we cruised to a 4-0 victory with debut goals from our English duo Loader and Eze both off the bench. We managed to maintain this form for the rest of the month, with a late winner at Alan Pardew's Den Haag keeping the unbeaten streak going whilst not conceding a goal. Good stuff. August also saw the draw for the Champions League, with us being placed in a pretty tough group..

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September

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September saw our first loss of the season with a Haaland goal helping Dortmund to 3 points in a game they did not deserve to win. After two more league victories, a Gakpo hat-trick in Eastern Ukraine saw our first 3 points on the board in the CL.

October

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Early October saw Dong-Gyeong out for a couple of months which was a bit of a blow but we had depth in that position so not all was bad. An Eze finish saw Dybala's free-kick cancelled out in a fair 1-1 at home to Juve. Our first dropped points in the league came away at NAC Breda, who of course were bottom of the league. A week later we dismantled AZ at home, after a steady 2-0 victory in the Cup.

November

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We started November off with a bang when a 90th minute winner from Tonali on his home soil saw us go top of the group, after a shock Dortmund defeat in Ukraine. Three days later a Gakpo double saw us record our second victory of this campaign over Ajax. This put us 10 points clear of Feyenoord at the top of the league. Later in the month a 3-1 loss in Germany saw us drop down to 3rd in an extremely tight group, needing a win at home to Shaktar in our final game in order to progress.

December

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A draw at home to Shaktar was all we could manage meaning we missed out on qualification by 1 point. It wasn't the end of the world as we would now drop down into the Europa league having finished 3rd. We had a bit of a rocky patch in a busy December, but a 2-0 win vs Heracles before Christmas saw us bounce back.

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January

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Over the winter break we were offered both the Chelsea and City jobs, unfortunately a year too early having not completed the Dutch side of the challenge yet. Bayern offered us £36m for Malen but he couldn't agree terms and was happy to stay. Three solid results saw us move into February having only conceded 3 goals in the league. The back four and keeper had been performing tremendously. The signing of Akanji had definitely helped.

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February

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A draw away at Ajax was the only result stopping us from a perfect month here. We followed it up with a quarter final win over Groningen in the Beker, and a 2-0 win in Norway in the Europa round of 32. Our home victory over VVV-Venlo saw Dong-Gyeong net his first hat-trick for the club. We progressed into the round of 16 in the EL with a 5-0 aggregate win over Stromsgodset. Benfica awaited.

March

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The first game of the month saw Benfica visit the Philips Stadion. They went down to 9 men in the first half after scoring an early opener. They proceeded to come out for the second half in a 5-3-0 formation applying the lowest of blocks. Luckily a bit of magic saw us pull two back to win the leg. The return fixture saw a Malen double cement a historic victory as we progressed to the quarters. Three days later saw another brace from Malen send us to the final of the KNVB Beker. After this, a 2-0 victory saw us wrap up the title at Heerenveen as early as March. What a week for the club!

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April

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Some sloppy defending saw us throw away a 2 goal lead at Alkmaar, seems some of the players were still out celebrating the night before. Then our first loss in the league came away in Rotterdam, which was a shame and ended our huge domestic unbeaten run. We bounced back with a solid 3-0 win over Slavia Prague, after a steady 0-0 in the away leg sent us through to the final four. The following weekend we cruised to victory in the KNVB Beker seeing us crowned back-to-back champions. An away trip to Turkey was up next, where Tonali and a brace from Okafor saw us secure 3 away goals and put us in the driving seat.

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May

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We followed up the away win with a steady draw at home to Galatasaray sending us to the Europa League Final! Unfortunately we dropped points at home to Excelsior on our final league game of the season due to a tired squad. But with the title already wrapped up, all eyes pointed to Seville for the big one. We made history on a warm evening in Southern Spain beating Real Sociedad 3-1 where all three assists came from Lee Dong-Gyeong earning him a deserved Man of the Match.

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Season Review

This season we made history winning a quadruple of trophies. PSV's best ever season. We exceeded my expectations yet again. See the league below and other stats:

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Ndayishimiye having a fantastic season racking up a league best of 16 assists.

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One to note - Oscar Boscagli with 12 assists from LWB this season.

Lee Dong-Gyeong finished the season as our best player rating-wise. This was despite being out with multiple injuries throughout the season. He has a great season despite this, tallying up 19 assists and 8 goals. See his stats below:

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For the challenge we now have won 2/2 Eredivise, 2/1 KNVB Beker, 1/1 Dutch Super Cup, and 1/0 Europa League which wasn't a requirement. 

This means next season we can start casting our eyes towards England and looking for a potential move. Thanks for reading.

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Excellent write up, love the challenge!

I think they actually played a bit like that when Park was there. Farfan and Park behind Vennegoor, maybe Farfan a little bit more like an IF.

Midfield had Vogel (BWM?), Van Bommel (BBM) and Cocu (CM). Well, they could fit those roles in FMM, but probably the roles were a little bit different.

I guess they only played with one attacking back in Lee, Ooijer was on the other side in a more defensive role.

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Thanks mate. I didn't actually know they played a similar system as to what i was using. It was just by chance they happened to be like each other. Just had a read into it and you are right, Afellay as a youngster too playing in one of the AM roles.

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Another great season man .... Love some of the signings ... Used Tonali in my 5 season Wonderkid Challenge the man is a beast  and sign Ugarte on all my saves.

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Cheers mate, yeah Tonali always guarantees class and Ugarte is a great prospect.

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Season 3

This season i would be looking to seek a move across to England, to start the second part of the challenge. But as no jobs were available in pre-season, i would carry on with PSV for as long as it took. Hopefully we could have a good go at winning everything after our success last season.  

Outgoings

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When huge offers came in for Farinez, Malen and Gakpo we saw them all leave. They were big first team players but ones i thought could be replaced for a cheaper price. A couple of Jong PSV players also left seeing us take a huge £153m in total sales. The rest of the players were academy players who were rejected.

Incomings

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We saw Rosario return from Arsenal for free, two seasons after selling him for £20m. A nice bit of business there. Then youngster Belarbi came in from Feyenoord to help as backup up top. We signed Myron Boadu from AZ to become our first choice striker after selling Gakpo and Malen. Also Dean Henderson from Bayern to replace Farinez as number 1. Unuvar then came in from Ajax for a cheap fee of £12.25m after an unsuccessful loan spell in France last season. He would provide cover in the AM role playing as a Shadow Striker.

Overall a nice bit of business in the window making nearly £100m net profit.

July

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Only the one game in July which saw us retain the super cup after a balanced game against Ajax. A good start to the season.

August

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We had a slow start to the league in our first two games struggling to beat Zwolle and Excelsior after dominating both with about 20 shots in each to their 0. Eze then saw a training injury that sidelined him for three months. We bounced back against Porto in the European Super Cup, where we came from behind with super sub Danny Loader netting the winner. Another trophy for the growing collection. Boadu got off the mark with a brace against former club AZ. We finished the month strong, but then saw the news about our CL group..

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September

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The start of the month saw Dong-Gyeong net four in two whilst away on international duty. Akanji secured our first CL win of the season in Zagreb with his first goal also. After a 4-1 win away at FC Twente Boadu sustained an injury that put him out for 2 months. He had scored 7 in the last 5 so that was a bit of a blow. A boring 0-0 at home to City concluded September. 

October

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Our first loss of the season came at home to Real, which was disappointing after having lead 1-0 at HT from a Dong-Gyeong opener. Four goals in the first half from Belarbi saw us progress nicely in the cup. A strong end to the month.

November

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A Harry Kane goal saw us lose again to Real, this time at the Bernabeu. Dong-Gyeong was then sidelined for a month after picking up an injury on international duty. A home win against Zagreb saw qualification go down to the last game of the groups away at City. A 4-0 win at Heerenveen saw Boadu net his first hat-trick for the club.

December

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After a 3-0 victory at home to Waalwijk we received a big job offer..

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I decided to take it despite loving my time at PSV. It would be interesting to see how PSV would get on in the coming seasons and if I had left them in a good place.

Here's how the league and stats looked as we left:

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We arrived in North London with Arsenal sitting 10th in the Premier League but still in the League Cup and Champions League which was decent. They had a bit of a mix of old and young players, but the whole squad needed a revamp to suit my style and tactics. The board expected European qualification and gave me a pretty healthy budget for January which was good.

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See below the transfers made in the summer prior to when i arrived:

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And here's how the table looked when i arrived:

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We still had a few games before i could start making moves in the transfer window so here's how we got on:

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A 94th minute header from Joe Willock saw us take a well deserved point in our first game, at Ashton Gate. This saw Torreira tear his hamstring and he would be out for 4 months which was bad as we had very little cover in CM. We then travelled to Rome but lost 1-0, having already qualified this was okay. We demolished Sunderland 5-0 in the Carabao which sent us flying into the semis. A 5 goal thriller at home to Wolves on boxing day saw us throw away a 2 goal lead in the 90 and 92nd minute, before Depay came to the rescue and scored the winner in the 94th. A win at Elland Road saw us end the year on a 5 game win streak.

January

The start of the month saw us receive 3rd place in world coach of the year. Also Abaumeyang made it into the World XI. We then had a busy month conducting some transfer business, see below:

Outgoings

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Don't forget some of the transfers were done in the summer before i arrived shown earlier in the post. Our biggest offloads were Pepe who didn't fit the system, Lacazette who was ageing, Holmes, Saka and Kolasinac. Amongst a few others who we let go too. We managed to make a nice £175m to add to our budget to replace these.

Incomings

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We splashed out majorly here spending £261m but it was needed. Our first bit of business was signing Lee Dong-Gyeong for £18.5m who would be our main man at the club. We were then reunited with Tonali having met his release clause who would play as our new BWM. We also brought in the Hungarian wonderkid Dominik Szoboszlai from Bremen for a huge £90m. He would slot in to the BBM spot nicely. We brought in Celik and Vagnoman for cover at wing back, also Dragowski from Fiorentina to be our new number 1.

Here's how our first eleven would look after my additions:

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A very decent little squad i thought we could push on with, after picking up a bit of form in our last few games.

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And push on we did. A solid 2-0 victory at home to City in the League Cup Semi saw us take a nice lead on aggregate. We then came back from 1-0 down away at Leicester with 2 late penalties. A 2-0 away win at Wolves saw Tonali score on his debut. A high scoring game at the Etihad saw us progress to the Final after a 6-2 win on Aggregate. We then saw a 4-0 North London Derby win, with 1 goal and 3 assists coming from Dong-Gyeong. Becoming a fan-favourite already.

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February

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Another two assists in the Cup replay saw us through to the 5th round, another win over our rivals. Our form was frightening with 11 league wins in a row. We then won the cup with a steady 2-0 win at Wembley against Everton.

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March

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A Mavropanos mistake saw our first domestic loss of the season as we crashed out the FA Cup at Anfield. But we bounced back progressing past Krasnodar in the CL First Knockout Round with a 6-0 aggregate win. A 1-0 win away at leaders City saw us move up to third in the league, just 8 points off the top. Could we pull off the unthinkable?

April

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Next up was Bayern in the CL Quarters, a 91st minute equaliser from Abaumeyang saw us take a vital away goal back to the Emirates. We then dispatched of them in the home leg 5-2 with a Depay first half hat-trick. Two disallowed goals from Aubameyang saw us take an unfortunate first league loss since i took over, at Old Trafford.

May

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After a 0-0 at home to Lyon in the Semi Final First Leg, a Dong-Gyeong double saw us into the CL Final. Two draws in the league then finished our title hopes after four valuable points were dropped. We finished off the league with a comfortable 2-0 home victory over West Brom. Now all eyes were cast towards Munich for an all-english tie. Second half goals from Depay and Aubameyang saw a magical win, and us crowned Champions League Winners for the first time in the clubs history.

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Season Review

A very busy season after having made the switch halfway through. A great first half of the season with PSV, who went on to win the Eredivise for a third year in a row. They unfortunately lost in the Europa League Semis to Monaco. With Arsenal we went on a monster run only losing one league game. We also had huge success winning the League Cup and Champions league. Hence qualifying for the Club World Cup next season. Here's how the table looked at the end of the season; just losing out to city:

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Here are the key stats for our squad:

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Here's how Dong-Gyeong looked at the end of the season:

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He had a great season racking up 12 goals and 26 assists over the course. 17 assists for Arsenal since January was amazing.

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Our manager profile also looking decent.

For the challenge we have 2/1 Eredivise, 2/1 KNVB Beker, 2/1 Dutch Super Cup, 1/0 Europa League and 1/0 European Super Cup. We also have 0/4 Premier League, 1/3 Carabao Cup, 0/4 Community Shield, 1/4 Champions League and 0/1 Club World Cup.

Thanks for reading.

 

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You’re doing very well here and Lee is turning into a nice little player. Keep it up.

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One of the very best threads I've read, kudos to you.

Sure I speak for everyone here in that I'm really looking forward to seeing how Season 4 goes and how PSV are getting on without you.

Taking inspiration from your tactic to start a new save with my beloved Toon.

Can't wait.

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Thanks again for the comments guys.

Season 4

This would be our first full season in North London and we would be looking for success in all areas with a great calibre of squad we built last season.

Outgoings

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Our only major outgoing of this campaign was Martinelli who made the switch to Bremen for £35.5m, which we were happy to take as he didn't really fit our system. The rest were loans for our youngsters.

Incomings

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Firstly we signed one of my former wonderkids Ihattaren, as he was available on a pre-contract. He would be a great addition for depth in the midfield. We then signed Rodrigues from Sevilla who was a young Portuguese prospect who played as a striker. Also Robin Tekie from Real for £46m, who was very young but also already had mega stats to back up his price-tag. I think he may possibly be a Zlatan regen.

That was it for our transfers, we didn't need to do many as we already reshaped our squad in January last season.

July

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July saw a nice 2-0 home victory in a friendly against Juve, followed by a strong start to the season with a 4-1 win over Everton.

August

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A busy month saw us carry on our winning ways. We smashed Monaco with an Aubameyang hat-trick in the first half to see us take another piece of silverware. The rest of the month went smoothly with another 4 wins. Our CL group was also drawn. 

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September

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In Europe we saw 3 wins take us top of the group. In the league we came back from 2-0 down at Anfield showing great character to take a point. This was followed by an unfortunate 92nd minute goal conceded on the south coast at Bournemouth.

October

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Another solid month saw some crucial victories, progressing in the league cup with a win on penalties against Liverpool. A 2-1 win in Rome saw us secure qualification from the CL group after just four games. This was followed by a comfortable 3-0 home win vs Chelsea.

November 

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Only two fixtures here due to the World Cup taking place. Another two comfortable 3-0 home wins.

December

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When the Cup was over we restarted with another two wins which was good. Unfortunately we drew Barca in the last 16 of the CL which would be our toughest test yet. Lee Dong-Gyeong also came second in Asian player of the year. Followed by our former shadow-striker at PSV Ritsu Doan, who was tearing things up at Lyon.

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January

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A hectic January started off by being awarded World Coach of the Year. We followed this up with an unbeaten month. A 92nd minute winner from Nketiah saw us take a vital victory at title chasers Man U. We beat spurs 2-0 twice in a week both away from home. Also progressing to the League Cup final with a 2-0 victory over City. We ended things with a nice 2-1 win against Liverpool to keep the streak going. 

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February

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February saw us continue our huge win streak in the league not conceding a single goal. We travelled to the Nou Camp in the middle of the month where we saw our first loss of the season. A positive we could take out of it was the two away goals. Dong-Gyeong had been absent for about 3 months, due to the World Cup followed by the Asian Cup where he guided South Korea to the championship, with a goal and assist in the Final. This was a bit of a blow but we had cover so didn't impact us directly. We ended the month with a solid 1-0 over Leicester in the Carabao Final at Wembley.

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March

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March saw the return leg against Barca. They were again too much for us, only managing a draw which wasn't enough to send us through after a loss in the first leg. We then recorded another 2-0 over Tottenham which was our 5th consecutive win against them since taking over. A draw away at Goodison Park saw our huge win streak come to an end, luckily we backed this up with a 5-1 victory over Everton 3 days later to secure us a spot in the FA semis.

April

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Our first domestic loss of the season came against Man U where they bettered us on the day. We backed this up with another win in the Cup, this time against Liverpool to send us to the final. We then won the remaining league fixtures of the month.

May

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We ended the season with consecutive victories. We wrapped our first title up at Stamford Bridge with a 2-1 win. We carried on the great form and saw a 2-0 victory over West Ham at Wembley to win our first FA Cup as well.

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Season Review

Another great season doing the domestic treble. Also winning the Euro Super Cup. We only lost two games in the whole campaign, away at Barca and Man U. There was no Club World Cup this season which was weird, maybe due to the World Cup occurring in mid-season. Here's how the table and player stats looked:

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Aubameyang was the stand out player of the season winning the Golden Boot and also the highest Average rating. He won Players' Player of the Year and Footballer of the Year. He was also named in the Team of the Season along with teammates Nelson, Dong-Gyeong and Maitland-Niles.

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Here's how the teams stats looked:

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Here's how Dong-Gyeong progressed:

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Valued at £42.5m now, he was a real player of ours. He didn't quite hit the numbers of last season as he was out for a few months. Despite this 9 goals and 20 assists wasn't bad at all. Hopefully he could do even better next season.

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For the challenge we have 1/4 Premier League, 2/3 Carabao Cups, 0/4 Community Shield, 1/4 Champions League, and 0/1 Club World Cup.

PSV also got on very well this season despite losing some names to clubs when huge offers came in. Doing the domestic treble.

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Thanks for reading.

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