Season 4 - The South
I am back with my 2nd season in this save and I was hoping for a good season so that I could keep those pesky Northerners @Woody and @Ian at bay.
@Rob has left me with some more excellent players such as Upamecano and Dilrosun but there was still work to be done so let’s get into what was a busy couple of transfer windows.
I inherited a big squad but that was in part by design from Rob as it meant I had some players I could use to raise much needed funds for the club. I did just that as I sold over £160m worth of players and that money added to the £100m in wage and transfer budget I already had.
Little bug in the list but Rebic actually went to St Etienne.
My intention was to splash the cash on a striker but I actually didn’t need to spend all that much as Divock Origi was sitting on the transfer list and what I hope will be a bargain price of £27m as well.
That means my main man wasn’t my biggest spend as I splashed more on improving the CM positions with Haidara and Ndidi and then a LB in Telles and a RW in Oztunali also joined for more than the Div.
So over £100m invested into the squad but could that money translate into results on the pitch?
Well certainly not to start with as Bayern put me back in my place in the opening game of the season and lifted the Super Cup.
That really was one of the few blogs on what was an excellent season though. We got revenge on Bayern by beating them in the German Cup final with Div getting two.
In the league we swept all before us as we never lost a game and only dropped 8 points in total. I would have liked to see us score more than 80 goals though and it was a stubborn defence that made us unbeatable.
The one I really wanted was the Champions League though and after beating Juve and Spurs in the group stage I felt confident we could have a run in the competition.
It took penalties to despatch Liverpool in the 1st KO round.
Porto came next and real wasn’t any problem for us.
This set up a tough semi final with Real Madrid but after the 1st leg we were looking good.
A trip to the Bernabeu is never easy though and we suffered our 3rd defeat of the season.
So that just leaves me to reveal how Origi got on. As you saw we weren’t prolific in the league but Divock actually accounted for more than half those goals so I think my tactic worked well in terms of not losing too many other goals to different players.
In the end he had 67 goals which is a decent return but whether it is enough to keep myself and Rob in the lead I don’t know.
Team Stats and Manger Stats
@Ian will be updating tomorrow so we will find out then but in the mean time the save has been sent back to @Rob so that he can start season 5.
Season 1 - Woody: Oliver Burke - Scotland: 34 goals in 46 games.
Season 2 - Ian: Mariano - Dominican Republic: 55 goals in 49 games.
Season 3 - Woody: Alexander Mitrovic - Serbian: 60 goals in 51 games
Total so far : 149 goals in 146 games
Season 1 - Rob: Moussa Marega - Mali: 53 goals in 49 games.
Season 2 - Foxy: Davie Selke - Germany: 52 goals in 45 games
Season 3 - Rob: John Guidetti - Sweden - 47 goals in 44 game
Season 4 - Foxy: Divock Origi - Belgium - 67 goals in 52 games
Total so far: 219 goals in 190 games
The South lead by 70 goals
Combined nationalities used ( A-Z):
Belgium, Dominican Republic, Germany, Mali, Scotland, Serbia, Sweden
Thanks for reading and all comments are appreciated.