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Career Late Bloomer - The Grandma or The Professor?


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Hi all

As stated in the title I am going to try the late bloomer challenge. 

The player

I have chosen one of my favorite players (when he is in the mood atleast): Josip 'The Grandma'  or Josip 'The Professor' Ilicic (https://www.google.com/amp/s/football-italia.net/gasp-on-josip-the-grandma-and-gomez-wasting-time/amp/

As you see below Ilicic has scored 109 so far, so the aim is to score 110 goals before he retires. Josip likes the live in Bergamo, so I will be managing Atalanta. 

Spoiler

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Season 1

Started the season with extending Ilicics contract which gives him 3 seasons to score 110 goals

Spoiler

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The tactic

I have started in a 2-1-4-1-2 formation with Ilicic as trequartista behind Zapata and Muriel. 

Spoiler

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Transfers

A quiet transfer window from me. Brought in Tchouameni, Angelino and Lucca. Angelino has 19 in crossing and is taking corners and freekicks. Tchouameni is a monster in midfield. Lucca is backup upfront for the time being. 

Spoiler

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Results

The season exceeded my expectations as I managed to win Serie A with 90 points. Josip scoring 34 goals in the League campaign. I also won the Italian Cup with a victory over Juve. In Champions League I won my group in front of Chelsea but then got City in the first knockout round. 

Spoiler

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Josip Ilicic

Josip had a great season scoring 49 goals in 48 games. And more important his attributes has not declined much. 

Spoiler

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49 goals means he needs 61 in the next two seasons, which should be possible. 

Thanks for reading

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