Flying high with some high-class players brought in and to come...the future looks bright!
A firm no
Loved my time there on FM10, too much of a step down from the PL though.
March 2022 Update
Bristol City Announce £1m Signing of English striker Lee Jeffrey
His contract was due to run out at the end of the season but he was linked with moves to the two big manchester clubs so i swooped in early to secure him. £1m hopefully will seem cheap in the long run
Jeffrey looks more like a proper forward, compared to Cheng.
At least he shown he will score in the big games
Wow wow wow, I have to be honest I never expected to qualify for the champions league, we were always there all season and I always expected us to drop off form but everytime we seemed to I'd change the players around and they would step up. we have 2 games to go to try and beat arsenal to second place so its automatic qualifcation to the group stages.
Congrats! Now sit back and watch the big money come in
Go Bristol City!
May 2022 Update
Final League Table
Manager of the year award
An amazing season in the league after an 11th place finish last season i was aiming for 7th at the most but 3rd place is amazing and in champions league playoff ( i think if we lose that we are in europa anyway so ill be happy if we make group stages of either) Team needs abit of a freshening up. A few fringe players will go in the summer and we will reinforce for a hard season where we have to try and do this again and go one better if we can for 2nd or even the title.
Junior Coaching upgrade
I asked for all these to be implemented as since I have joine over 3 years ago now not once youth player has been rated with a potential higher than half a star and as we are progressing we need youngesters to increase the depth of the club
What a finish! You are surely a hero among the Bristol fans?
Excellent work mate!!
Best XI 2021-22 season
Now for a title challenge.
more job offers rejected
I would take that Udinese job mate!
Did you take any of the jobs?
Good luck with Bristol in the CL
Udinese's offer didn't impress me that much.
Training Ground Upgrade
Champions League Draw
Nice to see the board are improving the club with another expansion following the stadium and Youth upgrades. A new contract was accepted with a payrise and a further year added. Hard group draw! I'd be happy with a point in that group
Good to see the facilities improved, tough group in Europe though mate.
August 2022 Update And Summer Transfer Round up
Not a brilliant start to the season but we are a bigger club now so other teams seem to raise their game vs us, transfers I had a big clear out and invested in youth as we have no reserve or youth team set up as it stands until the upgrade. Quite a few loan ins to add depth to squad without making them permanent and also we are in 4 competitions this season so we need a bigger squad than ever before
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I'm sure things will pick up.
A lot of transfer activity could be the reason for the slow start.
September 2022 Update
Champions League Group Table
November 2022 Update
Champions League Group Table
Remaining Group Fixtures
Much better month, only one lost against a strong chelsea, 1 point from our final game vs Shakhtar will see us progress to the knockout stages which would be amazing for a little wee club like us!
Great to see your team gelling and getting some great results.
December 2022 Update
Qualified for next round of Champions League and back up the top end of the table things are clickling and we are showing our growth as a club with another strong season. We got drawn Dortmund in the next round
Great Shakhtar result.
Going well in the CL
The league looks tight though.
Not a bad start by any means. Nice win over Shakhtar .
Jan 2023 update
Not to far off Chelsea. Still every chance of Champions League football still.
CL place looks a long shot.
Drawn to Ac milan in QF if progress will play either Man Utd or Chelsea in SF
I think 4th place is asking too much will settle for 6th
If you're going to qualify for the Champions League again it looks like you will have to win it. Still a strong season though.
Looks like a 7th place finish for us
May 2023 and end of season Update
7th place and semi finals of the champions league! I think the euro run took it out on my small squad but as tottenham and Man Utd won the two domestic cups I will be in the europa league Qualifying next season. Our expecations were Europa league Qualification so that was achieved, Ideally I would of liked to finished in top 4 again but we are still a small club compared to the 6 who finished above us. Aim next season is to qualify for europe again I would like to win a cup too, Usually i use fringe players but Im going to go for it next season.
Curious, when did England lose a Champions League spot?
Still a nice season overall. Will be good to see if players are more interested in joining with your fabulous run in Europe.
Cracking stuff there Dan
Great effort in Europe!
Always going to be tough to follow up last seasons great 3rd place finish but still another cracking season overall.
What an effort in Europe!
Should be stronger next year if you don't have European football.
Still a great achievement what you have done so far .
August 2023 update
Summer Transfer In
Summer Transfer Out
A quiet summer really for us all transfers in were future prospects really, and its the least ive spent since joining the club.
Not a brilliant start to the season though
Ouch on the Liverpool result.......for you. Big for me though .
What a difference a month makes!
Definitely back on song.
Much better month.
do i go?
I would, but had a torried time out in Italy with my save.
After delaying for a week i rejected the offer due to the fact they werent in europe. Also Ive been linked to the real madrid job so i'd prefer that one
Mr Loyal Gear, until Madrid comes along
now what do i do?
Tempting, but not right now I feel.
delayed for a week so give me some thinking time
It was too big a job to turn down, With the money and Factilies in place theres a chance for me to win the title and champions league, Bristol City i always felt i was overachieveing with and are miles off the stature of Liverpool so I had to take the step
Team needs abit for rebuilding but with the massive transfer budget and january just round the corner I can start the rebuild
I dont blame you .
Have you got any ss of a few of your better players?
It was the right move
Liverpool Games Update for November and December
Bigger update coming in the january Update as busy making moves, squad needs a massive rebuild, bigger job than I thought but I believe I can do enough to get us to end of season with a short term rebuild then in the summer look long term
January Transfer Window & Results Update
After joining the club the playing squad was in an awful position, it was ageing there was no depth, So first thing I did was implemented my formation I had been using at Bristol City, Any player that didn't fit that was transfer listed, any player who was past it or not good enough or lacked potential was also transfer listed, I cleared the decks of the deadwood and unneeded players. this boosted my £121million transfer budget by £95.1million giving me £216million to rebuild the squad. I don't usually like doing a massive overhaul in January but we needed it and I felt if we didn't we wouldn't make Europe next season. Main priority is 2 centre backs, a Right winger a left winger and two strikers.
The rebuild is done until the summer, I bought in players who will ensure the quality of the first team improved and a whole range of youth. I'm hopefully the team gel fast. Two strikers were a massive priority and I spent big to bring in Osei (4goals) and Karaman (6goals) in but they have hit off straight away and form a great partnership hopefully they can continue and shoot me into Europe. I'm going all out to win the fa cup playing my strongest team possible. the aim is 3rd place in the league, Its going to be hard but if we can get a god run going we could do it. I feel I have sorted out the short term and set the foundations for the Long term with some quality youth purchases. Also I realise Bristol City are above us so it might not look like the best career move at the moment but i believe long term it will be.
Feb 2024 update
Fa Cup is going according to plan, league is harder and I doubt we will progress in Champions League but its work in progress at the moment, Bristol City just won the Carling Cup though
Love the spending. Hope it pays off
March 2024 Update
Fa Cup Semi Final Draw
Would be great to win the Fa Cup for first time in 18 seasons.
Fa Cup Final Draw
Best of luck in the cup final
FA Cup Final
Well.... Season started great with City, Then I jumped ship to Liverpool, We got to the fa cup final and lost, whilst City won the carling cup, qualified for europe and finished above us in the league, It seems like a bad move at the moment BUT I'm Hoping Next season, League Title, Without any European football I think it may give us the upper hand, and with all the new players having the summer to gel I hope it works otherwise I fear the sack
Its going to be a slow process at Anfield. You still done a solid job and its a step in the right direction.
Tottenham won the Champions League which gave us a chance in the Europa. I might use it to bleed youngsters
Would you have preferred no European competition?
If I qualified straight to groups I'd be happy but a 1st round start is not ideal, lots of games
Great win over Norwich.
£121m and you still couldn't win the FA Cup or get top 4
Too hard to turn down! I Had to take it.
Some might say the money would make it boring, but I say 'Have a blast'