Hi folks, back again with an end of season update.
I left things at the start of the window, not expecting to do much business. I featured Norton-Cuffy in my last update and promptly sold him! Liverpool came in and he wanted to move so I didn't stand in his way. This meant a few more comings and goings with signing of a few prospects. Annoyingly, some of my targets were at rivals and they just wouldn't let them go. I did end up over my wage budget so here's hoping results held up!
I was expecting to put up a good fight for all of the trophies on offer but the FA Cup draw was a tough one and a bit of a poor showing... with Miller taking Origi's place as our tormentor.
Back in the league, things were still looking good. City were top but we made (sort of) light work of them in our head to head.
We cruised through the League Cup rounds and faced another final, this time against Championship Derby County with the expected outcome and 2nd consecutive win.
This year was the first time we managed to reach the knock out stages of the Champions League. First, we disposed on Zebrentus then we faced PSG. This was a bit closer as they had a bit of an all star squad but we came though strongly.
The semis were against Chelsea and the first leg went to plan, albeit conceding an away goal. I shouldn't be bothered about that right?
FFS! I think my rotation policy failed there but a bit of a no show on the day from the players.
This of course left the league which is the bread and butter of this challenge and here things were a little more plain sailing.
Hopefully this bodes well to making it 3 in a row next year!
I featured some of the players at the mid-point. I thought I'd share this guy, he was a signing a few years ago and I was unimpressed with his goal return at first... this year an injury free season and he did pretty well, to the point that last years hero Mendes barely played.
Daley continued to improve so I'll show him again!
Then this guy was a youth product that kept my new £54M wonderkid (plus old favourites Koroma and Lewis-Potter) out of the team.
So a decent season and we're in position to make it 3 in a row so lets see if we can do it next time. Thanks for watching!