Well, one of you was correct about the team, and that person was... @Rich!
The Wanda Metropolitano shall play host to this challenge, as I wanted to manage in Spain, as I haven't managed there much this year.
It was between Sevilla and Atletico, but in the end I wanted to go with Atletico, and they have a very good squad!
The first bonus points come from signing players from 10 or more clubs:
We managed it, although I thought I had done it in the summer, luckily I realised before January! Some very good signings, Diego Carlos was probably the worst, as a replacement for:
The huge sale of Gimenez! He was grumpy, and I would need to sell him this summer anyway, so I was very happy. Atletico have a huge squad, so there were a lot of sales to get to the 25 limit. Part exchanges were, and will continue to be my friend. Most of the players I sold I was not too unhappy to sell, as Atletico are loaded in midfield and defence. I replaced Cardenas for Valera in January, and Martinez got recalled
So Bonus complete = 20pts
Task - Get a GpG of 2.0 or above and a GApG of < 0.5
I originally thought that this would be tricky, and I was not wrong! I started off with my 4231, thinking the 0.5 Goals against wouldn't be too bad, and I was very wrong. I switched to a slightly more defensive 41221 in the second half, but it was too late!
So no bonus for the first season sadly, but an unbeaten season none the less!
A Clean sweep! I loved some of the players, and will be sad to have to sell all of them this summer, but that's the challenge!
The squad as a whole played very well, with only 5 players averaging less than a 7. Morata was fantastic, which I was not expecting (and scored at least 10 offside goals) and Suarez was good too. I even bought the other Luis Suarez, just to add to the confusion 😂 . Oscar was probably my favourite signing, purely because I was not expecting him to be any good!
Transfer Bonus - 20 pts
Season Bonus - 0 pts
Wins - 51 x 3 - 153pts
Draws - 8 pts
Goal Difference - 146-34 = 112 pts
So a total of 293 points for season 1, not bad for missing the Bonus
I now have to say goodbye to Morata, Felix, Saul etc and bring in new players from another league, which is going to be hard work!
Next season's task is
Have 6 or more players score 20 goals or more in all competitions. A maximum of 3 of the players can be strikers but at least three cannot have any green in the striker role.
Thanks for reading.