Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2031/32
After four years of complete dominance, I decided it was time to try and work on the club's finances while hopefully still maintaining a similar level of success.
League Positions Graph
With a lot of new players, we took time to settle and pretty much ruled ourselves out the the title early on. Things did pick up but we just couldn't compete with Man City.
Community Shield - this was a great way to start the season, which made me think my gambles had paid off.
UEFA Super Cup - beaten for a former and future player. The barcelona team featured three of my players who cost them a total of £130m!
FIFA Club World Cup - another close game which made it four in a row.
FA Cup - things were looking good until we met Man City.
Carling Cup - back to old habits, getting knocked out in our first game, against Arsenal.
UEFA Champions League - the group stage was easy enough and things were looking good after an 8-3 demolition of Man Utd. Real Madrid were a different matter though, after snatching a late draw at home we just couldn't get a result at the Bernabéu.
Transfers - £100m profit meant the transfers had done wonders for our finances, but we suffered on the pitch. Selling both star strikers was a mistake, as the replacements and youngsters just couldn't replace them.
Squad - replacing the superstars with young talent hurt us, it is going to take us a while to get back to where we were.
Key Player Profiles:
Chris Blackmore - he was the one bright spot of the year, with a stunning season from the winger.
Emilio Sacchi - he was supposed to be the goal machine to replace Sesma, but it just didn't happen. He looks quality though, so I'm hoping he will improve.
Paul Ramm - the battering Ramm was awesome from headers from set pieces.
Alessandro Anelli - another great season from the winger.
John Punal - the fact he is still just 15 is staggering. He wasn't anything special but he got given a decent number of matches.
Season League Position Achievements
2010/11 Blue Square South 5th Promoted via playoffs
2011/12 Blue Square Premier 8th
2012/13 Blue Square Premier 2nd Promoted via playoffs, FA Trophy finalists
2013/14 Coca-Cola League 2 6th Lost in playoff final
2014/15 Coca-Cola League 2 1st Promoted as champions
2015/16 Coca-Cola League 1 4th Promoted via playoffs, JPT finalists
2016/17 Coca-Cola Championship 9th
2017/18 Coca-Cola Championship 6th Lost in playoff semi
2018/19 Coca-Cola Championship 4th Promoted via playoffs
2019/20 Barclays Premier League 16th
2020/21 Barclays Premier League 11th
2021/22 Barclays Premier League 3rd FA Cup finalists
2022/23 Barclays Premier League 7th Carling Cup finalists, FA Cup winners
2023/24 Barclays Premier League 3rd
2024/25 Barclays Premier League 5th Champions League finalists
2025/26 Barclays Premier League 3rd Carling Cup finalists
2026/27 Barclays Premier League 2nd
2027/28 Barclays Premier League 1st Premier League and Champions League winners
2028/29 Barclays Premier League 1st PL, CL and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
2029/30 Barclays Premier League 1st PL, CL, CWC, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
2030/31 Barclays Premier League 1st PL, CL, CWC, and Carling Cup winners
2031/32 Barclays Premier League 3rd Club World Cup winners
Next season is our centenary year, which I was hoping to celebrate with something special. Instead it looks like we are going to be trying to reclaim our lost crowns. I'm confident in the players we have, but they need time to come good.
The European Championships are coming up with Turkey next, so there is bound to be a twist in my international career.