Merthyr Tydfil Premieship 2031/32
FA Cup - 3rd Rd
League Cup - 4th Rd
CL - Group Stage
Euro Cup - 1st Knockout Rd
The season started badly as my saves corrupted with a parsing error and wouldn't load, but after defragging the hard drive, wiping the settings folder and reinstalling the whole game i managed to get an older save to work and only lost the 6 weeks of pre-season.
After that drama my season started well and i was soon in a 2 horse race with Man city for the title, by 27 games i was 4 points clear but a bad run meant that by 31 games i was 5 points behind. I soon made this up with an easier run in and could have sealed the title with a game to spare but only drew the match to leave me 2 points clear.
A win in the last game sealed the first premiership title for Merthyr.
My reserves went out to West Ham 2-1 in the league cup and my first team lost 4-2 away to championship Norwich in the FA cup.
In the CL i had an easy group but my results were poor and i finished in 3rd place. I put out a reserve side in the euro cup to concentrate on the league and lost 5-4 on agg to OM.
Finances improved immensly this year as a result of being in the CL but 16 million went out to shareholders and the board have spent 2 million on undersoil heating but won't improve the training and youth facilities further :mad:
Not too many transfers in but i bought in a new central defence in Osbourne and Stojanovic. Castellani (history), Aguilar and Jose Carlos all left. I signed Paulinho on a free as a first choice goalie and sold Bonetti (history).
El Asmer (history) left as Morris was capable of filling in as backup. Kilicaslan (history) also left having failed to achieve his potential.
Hadland proved himself as the best goalie even though rated worse than Paulinho.
My first choice defence of Hagelstein, Djokic, Stojanovic and Osbourne were immense and the reason for winning the title, Castillo, Bartollini and Perez also did well when called on.
Noguira and Aslan failed to live up to last years efforts, Morris showed some promise before an 8 month injury as did Rivera.
Bianchini did well but is in decline and his goal output fell. Hernandez and Francisco did well in patches, Francisco also picked up 27 yellows and 4 reds in only 30 games and spent a lot of time suspended. Andre is beginning to show he is worthy of being in the first team along with Vara.
My strikers were really disappointing and the lack of a decent 4th choice cost me over the season.
Star Player - Worth every penny of the 18 Million i spent on him, he narrowly was ahead of other main buy Stojanovic.
Youth Player - had this decent looking youth come through and i'm hoping he can push on to make the first team in a few years.
Career so far:
Season League Position Achievements
2010/11 Blue Square South 3rd Promoted via playoffs
2011/12 Blue Square Premier 9th None
2012/13 Blue Square Premier 2nd Promoted via playoffs
2013/14 League 2 15th None
2014/15 League 2 13th JPT Winners
2015/16 League 2 5th Promoted via playoffs
2016/17 League 1 13th None
2017/18 League 1 14th None
2018/19 League 1 12th None
2019/20 League 1 15th None
2020/21 League 1 14th None
2021/22 League 1 1st JPT Winners,Champions
2022/23 Championship 16th None
2023/24 Championship 8th None
2024/25 Championship 10th None
2025/26 Championship 6th Playoff semi-finalists
2026/27 Championship 6th Promoted via Playoffs
2027/28 Premiership 15th None
2028/29 Premiership 14th FA Cup Winners
2029/30 Premiership 12th None
2030/31 Premiership 4th None
2031/32 Premiership 1st Premiership Winners