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Career Triple Threat attempt. The return of Super Leeds! S13 (Done)

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As the title suggests, I'm attempting a triple threat with Leeds. Why Leeds? They were the first club I knew existed. My father is a massive Leeds fan and I've heard so many stories of the Leeds that was successful and good to watch in the 70's. I've always followed them, even after choosing Newcastle as my own team. It was so sad to see their recent demise. Seeing what Bielsa is doing there now makes me so happy.

I flirted with the idea of using Newcastle or even PSG but I figured the French league would be seen as too easy and I just fancied Leeds as they have some great youngsters to build a team around, which Newcastle certainly do not. 🤣

This will also be the first challenge of this sort that I won't be able to rely on International management to boost the goals. I'll be using players of three separate different nationalities. They're all really young so I'll have plenty of time to get them to the target score.

 

The Challenge:

 

 

The club:

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The players:

Abdoul Karim Camara

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Dane Scarlett

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Youssoufa Moukoko

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They're very young but all three have great potential. 

 

Season 1:

I'm aware that this will be a slow burner for a while. While the chosen players develop & I get the right tactic & system in place. For the first time, I'm going all out for goals. I'm usually quite reserved in careers. I hate conceding goals but if I want to score as many as possible I'm going to have to deal with shipping a fair few too, especially early on in the career. 

 

Transfers:

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Managed to get some really good deals done, mainly via P/Ex. Strengthening the squad whilst getting rid of "dead wood" was key so early on.

Kalvin Phillips was going to be a key player but after rejecting offers for him in the first window he became a right little diva and his performances were poor. Ended up letting him go for a very modest fee in January. Gutted but it was for the greater good.

 

Competitions:

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League Cup

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FA Cup

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League

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Arsenal knocked us out of both cups. Getting to the League Cup final was nice but we could have won it if our finishing was better.

Decent league performance too. Conceding so many goals really annoys me but in the grand scheme, we're scoring more. Only three draws so we seem to be an all or nothing team. 😆

 

Some key fixtures (bad and good):

Took a few hidings but also gave out a fair few to the big boys.

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The Players:

As always, I intend to give the three as much game time as possible, which means they start every game unless injured. Then get hauled off around 60-70 minutes.

There was just the one injury. Camara missed a month of the season.

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Camara

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Scarlett 

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Moukoko

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Goals: 10 + 19 + 23

TOTAL: 52

 

So, decent return considering their ages. Great development from Scarlett and Moukoko but the injury seemed to stunt Camara quite a bit. He has the least potential out of the three so I could've done with him playing more. 

It's still too early to tell if I have to rotate the players in my tactic. If one position and role scores more than the other but I'll keep an eye on it and adjust accordingly. 

 

Manager History & Profile:

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As I've said, this will be a slow burner and I'm sure as the lads mature and I nail a formation and system that works the numbers will increase as well and the players will improve massively. 

 

Thanks for reading. 👍

Edited by Dai_

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Great first season mate considering the strength of your squad and the really young age of the players, will enjoy seeing how you get on, I am very interested to see how good Moukoko gets!

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7 minutes ago, Albionic said:

Great first season mate considering the strength of your squad and the really young age of the players, will enjoy seeing how you get on, I am very interested to see how good Moukoko gets!

Cheers man.

I've upgraded facilities as much as I can at the moment (will have it top notch next season, I hope) and I have all gold coaches so all being well, they'll improve quickly.

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Great choice of team! Excited to see who turns out better between Scarlett and Mouk

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Great first season that mate and we’ve now got even more in common, my dad was also a Leeds fan! I’m looking forward to seeing how this goes 😁

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1 hour ago, hhooo said:

Great choice of team! Excited to see who turns out better between Scarlett and Mouk

Thanks.

I'm probably going to give them all an equal opportunity to play in the central striker role. That first season was Moukoko-Scarlett-Camara. It'll be interesting who does better in which position. 

27 minutes ago, Rich said:

Great first season that mate and we’ve now got even more in common, my dad was also a Leeds fan! I’m looking forward to seeing how this goes 😁

Haha. That's pretty mad. Cheers, pal. I'm excited about it too. A little worried that I'll not settle on a formation or style and fail miserably but I'm giving it a go.

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Great to see Dane Scarlett in one of these challenges, hope he does well for you mate! Second coming of Harry Kane?👀 

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· Posted (edited)

Season 2

 

Time for an update. I've changed our defensive instructions this season in hope of conceding a few less goals. Hopefully without affecting our ability to score. 

We have our first venture into Europe in the Euro League too. How did we get on?

 

Transfers:

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Some really good business. Kamara, Mukiele, Jonny, Boadu, Nunez, Miranda (on a free 😳) & Mvogo add some good strength to the squad.

Signed Bissouma in the summer window and let him go at the end of the season after a horrible injury cost him most of the season. His stats declined & I had plans for who would replace him anyway.

Mbabu left at the end of the season. Getting £30m for him was huge. He was retrained as a CB because he was quick and there were no real options last season better than him.

Quite a few loan signings to cover injuries.

 

Competitions:

Cups:

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Early exit in the League Cup. Had quite a few chances but couldn't score. Liverpool brushed us aside in the FA Cup QF.

 

Euro Cup:

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Lost the first group game but kicked into gear after that.

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Smashed Marseille over the two legs.

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A great second leg gets us past Inter in the QF.

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Breeze past Bilbao in the Semi's to set up a clash with Napoli in the final.

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All six goals came within 30 minutes. Tried everything to get back into it but it wasn't to be. 

 

League:

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It went down to the final game. We played Villa while City hosted Everton. The Toffees managed to draw and we won so we're Champions! 😁

More goals scores than last season. Less goals conceded (not that many less but its still less 🤣).

 

Players:

Horrible season, injury wise. I really hope it doesn't hinder their development in the long run. Camara had a 2 month & 3 week injury. Moukoko missed a month then I rushed him back which caused another 3 week injury. Then he had another little niggle later on in the season. Scarlett was out for just over a month.

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Camara

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Scarlett

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Moukoko

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Scarlett was awarded English players young player of the year. He was selected in the team of the year as well as being the League's top goal scorer. Not bad for a player who turned 18 in March.

 

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Goals: 11 + 21 + 32

Total: 64

Overall: 116

 

Manager History, Profile & Awards:

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Scarlett and Moukoko are improving nicely. Camara seems to be struggling with injuries and his stats and goal contributions are concerning, even at this early stage. He was on the right of the front three last season and through the middle in this. I'll keep him there for now and see how he goes. Scarlett seems to thrive on the right side so he'll stay there too going forward. I'm thinking of changing formation. I'll experiment with friendlies and make a decision after I've seen some results.

A Euro League final and winning the Premiership in the second season is mega. All facilities and youth setup are top class now so the only way is up from here.

 

Thanks for reading. 👍

 

Edited by Dai_

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Great season that Dai and you’re developing your squad nicely now. Hopefully injuries can bugger off and you get some nice increases in the lads.

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9 minutes ago, Rich said:

Great season that Dai and you’re developing your squad nicely now. Hopefully injuries can bugger off and you get some nice increases in the lads.

What's the saying? Any goals before the age of 20 are a bonus? That's true here. Moukoko & Scarlett look like they're going to be World beaters. Can't help that niggling feeling that Camara will be a flop. 🤣

Cheers, matey. 

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Just now, Dai_ said:

What's the saying? Any goals before the age of 20 are a bonus? That's true here. Moukoko & Scarlett look like they're going to be World beaters. Can't help that niggling feeling that Camara will be a flop. 🤣

Cheers, matey. 

Yeah that’s it mate, that’s the saying. They will turn great I’m sure, hopefully Camara is a bit like Stewart in my career and has loads of updates in a short space and becomes awesome 😂

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Nice start mate. They are so young and there's so much more to come from them that you'll have no trouble with this.

Moukouko and Scarlett are nailed on to be superstars. Haven't heard of the Camara, but looks like he'll be good enough (and even if he isn't great, he will be good support for the other two).

Most people hate Leeds (or so I hear), but I have a soft spot for them, ever since that team with Mark Viduka and Harry Kewell (and Robbie Keane and Robbie Fowler and so many more exciting players). Have played them a few times on FMM but not for a few years now. 

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15 minutes ago, Scratch said:

Nice start mate. They are so young and there's so much more to come from them that you'll have no trouble with this.

Moukouko and Scarlett are nailed on to be superstars. Haven't heard of the Camara, but looks like he'll be good enough (and even if he isn't great, he will be good support for the other two).

Most people hate Leeds (or so I hear), but I have a soft spot for them, ever since that team with Mark Viduka and Harry Kewell (and Robbie Keane and Robbie Fowler and so many more exciting players). Have played them a few times on FMM but not for a few years now. 

Cheers. I'm thinking the two obvious ones will drag Camara along if needed but I really want all three to contribute as equally as possible. Only because my TT last year consisted of Esposito scoring 900'ish and the rest shared between the other two.

 

Leeds are "hated". I've heard them called "dirty Leeds" because they used to have hard players the just kicked lumps out of people.

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54 minutes ago, Dai_ said:

Cheers. I'm thinking the two obvious ones will drag Camara along if needed but I really want all three to contribute as equally as possible. Only because my TT last year consisted of Esposito scoring 900'ish and the rest shared between the other two.

 

Leeds are "hated". I've heard them called "dirty Leeds" because they used to have hard players the just kicked lumps out of people.

Yeah, they'll have no trouble between the three of them.

Yeah, I wasn't a fan of Leeds at all before that, but that exciting team changed my perception of them.

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Lovely start. Much like the DT at Villa by the other (lesser-talented) Welsh guy on here, this is one of those ‘build a squad and by the time it is exactly what you want the lads will be levelled up’ careers and I love them. Keep it up mate.

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22 minutes ago, Rob said:

Lovely start. Much like the DT at Villa by the other (lesser-talented) Welsh guy on here, this is one of those ‘build a squad and by the time it is exactly what you want the lads will be levelled up’ careers and I love them. Keep it up mate.

Always a little dig at my mate, Rich. 🤣

Squad building is always fun for the first few seasons. I always get so far and get attached to players so it's hard to move them on when there's someone better available or they get too old.

Like yourself, I get a fair way through before starting a career post like this so I have an idea how it's shaping up. 😉

Cheers, pal.

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Fantastic start mate, winning the league and getting to the EL final is immense, especially as they are still all very young. Stats improving nicely, big numbers are coming!

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24 minutes ago, Albionic said:

Fantastic start mate, winning the league and getting to the EL final is immense, especially as they are still all very young. Stats improving nicely, big numbers are coming!

Cheers, pal. Yeah, as I settle on a proper tactic the goals should start coming. Still tinkering a wee bit to get more goals from just the strikers.

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· Posted (edited)

Season 3

I flirted with the idea of changing formation a bit but decided to stick with what I was using. Slightly tweaking roles & defensive setup again.

 

Transfers:

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The Bissouma transfer has shown up again. Hopefully this isn't the same as Coman on my DT career. Ffs. 😡

Sancho comes in. I have had success making him an amazing player in the past but that's been from the very start of a save. We'll see how he gets on.

Simon replaces Mvogo I my strongest eleven. Messlier will still play in the second team.

N'Dicka is quick and has potential so he'll add quality to the defence.

 

Competitions:

Cups:

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A penalty shootout win in the Community Shield. League Cup winners against Championship side Brentford.

Disappointed to go out of the FA Cup considering the chances we had. Can't win them all though.

 

League:

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Delighted to prove that last season  wasn't a fluke. A few less goals scored but the defence is starting to sort itself out.

 

Champions Cup:

Our first adventure in the competition. 

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Happy to get a favourable draw. Breezed through the group.

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Thumped Juve over the two legs. 😁

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Leipzig are my bogey team on this game so I'm over the moon to squeeze past them in the QF.

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Created so many chances over the two games so deserved to get through to the final, in our first try.

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Didn't really turn up for the final, which sucks. Two European finals in a row is good though. We'll win one eventually. 

 

Players:

Thankfully, not so many injuries this season. All three of the lads had a decent run of games. Moukoko was out for a month but it was quite early in the season.

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Camara

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Scarlett

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Moukoko

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Improvements for all three. Scarlett was the Champions Cup top scorer. Moukoko won players young player of the year this time around.

 

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Goals: 19 + 35 + 28

Total: 82

Overall: 198

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Goals:

Camara - 40

Scarlett - 86

Moukoko - 72

 

Manager History & Profile:

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Numbers are improving every season. Now we're winning trophies and playing more games which is only good. The boys will play more games, that means more goals. 

I'm going to change formation next season. I have an idea and want to test it out. It means I need to change personnel as some players won't fit in the new system. You'll see that in the next update.

 

Thanks for all the comments so far. It's appreciated. 👍

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Nice improvements all round again Dai, they are looking decent now. Couple of years and they’ll be great. One thing I’d wish you’d start doing though is letting Coman and Bissouma go!

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Season 4

I've changed formation and even style a wee bit. It really seems to get more goals coming through my target players. 

 

Transfers:

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No Bissouma bug. 😁

We let go players that have been here since the start and really improved whilst out on loan but were never going to get into the 1st or 2nd eleven. Made some really good money off them so it's all good.

With our recent success comes the ability to sign superstars.

In come, Bruno Fernandes (a player I always seem to sign now because we all know what he can bring to a team).

Mason Mount, a player I really admire in real life and on the game.

Ansu Fati. I'm going to use this career as a chance to use some players I haven't before. I traded Sancho for him. He just wasn't improving as I would have liked & seemed to moan about gametime even though he played every league game last season.

 

Competitions:

Cups:

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A victory again on penalties against Liverpool in the Community Shield.

An extra-time win against Man Utd in tbe League Cup final.

The FA Cup won finally with two late Nunez goals against Arsenal. 

 

League:

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Scored more goals than ever before in the League but conceded one more than last season. Won it comfortably though, so no problem with that.

 

Champions Cup:

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We were far superior in the home legs of these ties. It's something I need to work on with the tactics, I think.

Avenged our loss in the final last season, beating Inter in the QF.

 

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Nunez has come off the bench to score so many important goals this season. Most of them winners too.

Delighted to win this in only our second season competing in it.

 

Players:

The good fortune of last season ran out. All three had significant spells on the treatment table.

Camara and Scarlett missed about a month, each whilst Moukoko missed over two months.

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Camara

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Scarlett

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Moukoko

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Moukoko wins players young player of the year for the second year in a row.

All three have improved nicely. Moukoko & Scarlett look class now and Camara is finally showing some greens in the right places.

 

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Goals: 27 + 28 + 33

Total: 88

Overall: 286

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Goals

Camara: 67

Scarlett: 114

Moukoko: 105

 

Manager History, Profile & Awards;

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Really pleased to have won everything on offer this season, especially considering I went with a new approach. More goals and its not any worse defensively. I'll be looking to add some quality wingers next season to provide for the lads.

 

Cheers for reading. 👍

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Great season Dai and some splendid signings there mate. The boys are starting to look really good as well. Things will only get stronger from here no doubt 😁

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Squad is looking sound and new formation looks like its doing the job. Keep it up mate 👍

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1 hour ago, Rich said:

Great season Dai and some splendid signings there mate. The boys are starting to look really good as well. Things will only get stronger from here no doubt 😁

Cheers mate. I'm just thrilled the "Coman bug" hasn't appeared again. I know you'll be disappointed about that. 🤣

19 minutes ago, FuddledFox said:

Looks like you have made a good start and with the squad coming together and the lads looking good I can only see it getting better.

Thank you, Mr Fox. As long as Camara catches the other two up I'll be happy. 

7 minutes ago, Woody said:

Squad is looking sound and new formation looks like its doing the job. Keep it up mate 👍

Thanks pal. The formation changed to a flat 2-4-1-3. I'm using wingers but they're popping up with a few too many goals so I'll experiment with WM's for a while to see how that goes.

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Very nice business all round: squad composition, tactic tweak, and your players’ goal returns. Great stuff. A couple more fun seasons and then you will be in to the ‘grind zone’.

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11 minutes ago, Rob said:

Very nice business all round: squad composition, tactic tweak, and your players’ goal returns. Great stuff. A couple more fun seasons and then you will be in to the ‘grind zone’.

Yeah. As I said, World class wingers are a must. Villa is brilliant but I need more. I re-signed Pavon last minute as I realised I only had the one right winger. I'll likely replace both of them and sogn a backup for Wijndal (who is fantastic anywhere down the left BTW).

Cheers, matey.

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Season 5

 

I've switched from wingers to wide midfielders. Hoping they will steal less goals from the front three. Hopefully we'll manage over 100 between them this season. 🤞

 

Transfers:

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Lots of business this season. As I said, improving out wide was priority. Reece James and Neco Williams (swapped Kulusevski for him. Didn't really want to but he wasn't in either of my teams) come in.

Swapped Simon for Donnarumma. Bruno Fernandes for Pedri (I haven't used Pedri an awful lot and Fernandes had served his purpose). Darwin Nunez for Ryan Gravenberch.

Pavon had an outstanding second spell with us which meant I could cash in on him. Atletico Pamplona has qualified for the Champions Cup this season so obviously that explains how they paid so much for Pascal Struijk. Who, BTW is brilliant if trained properly. I sold Maxi Gomez too. It was in January and I may regret selling to a rival. We'll see.

I went a bit mad signing youngsters also. Look out for Adrian Solari. A young Argentine who may well be Messi's regen.

 

Competitions:

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Almost a clean sweep. Defeat in the FA Cup QF. Looks like Maxi Gomez wasn't to be feared, it was Kulusevski. 🤦‍♂️

Went unbeaten in the League. Conceding less and less now as the GK and defence improves.

A hatrick each for Moukoko & Scarlett in the Champions Cup final. Things you love to see. 😁

 

Players:

A few injuries this year. Not as bad as last season but still more than I want to see.

Moukoko managed to go injury free while the other two had three separate injuries each. Camara missed about a month and Scarlett around 5 weeks altogether. 

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Camara

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Scarlett

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Moukoko

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Moukoko was selected in the World team of the year at the start of the season.

This season belonged to Scarlett though. He was outstanding. Winning players young player of the year, players player of the year, player of the year, was in the team of the season, League top scorer (we made it a one, two, three on that front 😄) and Champions Cup top scorer.

 

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Total: 133

Overall: 419

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Goals

Camara: 107

Scarlett: 166

Moukoko: 146

 

Manager History, Profile & Awards:

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Massive increase in goals this season. Obviously due to the quality of the squad now and the fact I've worked out an effective formation and style. We're on the right track now so it's rinse and repeat from here.

 

Thanks for reading. 👍

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Awesome season Dai and the boys done great, it’s nice finding a formation that works and you can stick to it, something I haven’t mastered on this years game 😂

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