Good work so far. Also nice to see Swansea in second Both your clubs doing well!
Good lead at the top, shame you've got to start at such a high negotiation price for Malpass, but I'm sure crushing them in the league and possibly the Carling Cup will put the odds in your favour a bit more.
id bid that money for him and see what swansea do with all that cash
Just bloody typical! They finally relented, and a fee of £70million, (£30million upfront and £40millin over 48 months with a sell on claue included), was agreed for him. A contract was agreed at a reasonable £120,000 p/w, but before it was confirmed he played for Swansea against Tottenham, and guess what? That's right, he got injured. Broken foot, out for 4-5 months!
Thomas Lewis' Career - January 2019 - Manchester City
After the crazy amount of league games in December, January was much calmer, with just three fixtures to contend. We started well againt my former club, bossing the game and winning 3-1 comfortably. Norwich gave us a stern test early on, but by half time we managed to get into a 2-0 lead, and in the second half we just saw it out, keeping possession fairly easily. We finished the month with a home game against out of orts Chelsea, and we put them to the sword. We didn't keep the ball that well, but we created the better chances and in the end ran out 3-0 winners to consolodate our ten point lead at the top of the league.
FA Cup - 3rd Round
A fairly routine win for us over the Championship side, though we did have to wait until the second half for the goals to come. However, the result was never in doubt as we dominated the whole game, with a massive 75% of the possession.
In the 4th round we face a trip to Everton.
January 2019 Continued
League Cup - Semi Final
Another League Cup Final for me, as we ran out 5-3 winners on aggregate. We were fantastic in the first leg, winning despite going down to ten men after just thirteen minutes when skipper Vincent Kompany was red carded. However, the team were excellent, and we the 3-1 win outstanding. The second leg was sloppy, as we twice let a lead slip. Not good enough, but we still went through.
In the final we don't face former club Swansea, as Championhip side Aston Villa beat them 2-1 on aggregate!
A couple of bits of transfer activity in January, as young Nigerian forward Nduka Agu joined from Hajduk Split for £1.6million, and was then immediately loaned out to Dinamo Zagreb as he needs to assatain a work permit.
Also this month third choice goalkeeper Asier Riesgo left the club, requeting a contract termination, which cost the club £120,000.
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Haha Tom. Finally the deal goes through .
Hope not, even for strong player like that its a bit more than I probably would spend.
Thomas Lewis' Career - February 2019 - Manchester City
Started the month poorly with defeat at Liverpool, a game in which we were awful. However, we bounced back we three wins from three, keeping cleansheets in all three games. We were brilliantly against Wolves, dominating with a mamouth 75% of the possession! The Southampton game was as comfortable as can be, and then came Spurs away. We were resillient here, battling away at keeping Spurs out. On the stroke of halftime Nestor Schmidt got into the box and put us ahead, and despite good pressure from Spurs in the second period, we held on and kept our ten point lead, (could be seven if United win their game in hand it willbe seven though), in tact.
FA Cup 4th And 5th Rounds
Great credit to Everton in the tie at Goodison, we were fortunate to escape with a draw. In the replay though we put them to the sword, securing a simple 3-0 win. In the fifth round we were awful, and Bristol City were lucky not to get a draw or maybe even better. Still, we got the win, and in the quarer finals we face Fulham at the Etihad.
Thomas Lewis' Career - 2018/19 - Manchester City
League Cup Final
How We Got To The Final
A fairly tough run to the final really. Middlesbrough and Watford were both tricky to overcoma, and we may have faced Liverpool and United at home, but they were both difficult games. In the semi final Bolton, in the second leg, gave a very good performance aswell.
Another Leagu Cup win for me, and the clubs first since 1976. We didn't start very well, and fairly deservedly Villa went ahead. That seemed to give the players a bit of a kick up the bum as we totally took control after that. Cavani was outstanding, and was fittingly given the man of the match award.
Hopefully this trophy is the first of many.
Impressive way to cap it off. The league's probably heading your way as well.
Yet another League Cup. Well done.
How long are you planning to stay at city?
Bascially I'm rambling on and I don't know.
Well done with Man City so far! Real shame about the Malpass transfer though, hopefully you can snag him at even cheaper when he is fit again.
Thomas Lewis' Career - March 2019 - Manchester City
Very weird month; awful at home, brilliant away. We absolutely battered Birmingham, having 63% of the possession, and 23 attempts to six. Yet they took their chance, and we didn't. I was annoyed, but they were superb defensively. We bounced back though with a great win at Watford, before another frustrating home game against Newcastle. Again we bossed it, but never killed the game off, and they equalised in the last minute - a former player of mine, John Fleck, scored it! We finished the month with a good win at Hull, and still have a healthy lead at the top of the table.
FA Cup - Quarter Final
Odd game, swinging one way and the other. However, Cavani's excellent form continued as he banged in a hattrick so we weren't embarrassed, and we eventually saw them off to get through to the semi finals, where we face Blackburn.
Nice on finally getting Malpass! That's got to be up there with the highest transfer payments ever
If you dont win the league I will be left very disappointed in you as a Manager.
Title is within reach and you've won your speciality of the league cup.Well played Sir
There are two things wrong with what happened to Malpass.
1) In real life, Swansea would never have played him knowing he's about to agree a big money move away.
2) Failed his medical?! He's broken his foot! Why bother with a medical? I could imagine the club doctor: "Good weight, reflexes seem sharp, strong leg muscles, heart scan all okay. Wait... that's... that's a limp! Better get that checked out."
Ten pages now and going strong. That's what I like to see, even if it is with Man City.
Thomas Lewis' Career - April 2019 - Manchester City
A very good month for us has put us on the brink of the title, needing just one point from our final three games.
We started off the month excellently with two cracking home wins with the South Americans getting amongst the goals. Away at Fulham we had it a bit tougher, and it took us until the 57th minute to get the break through. Just ten minutes later though Pavel Mamaev was red carded, and Fulham had a good spell which we defended well. In the 86th minute we wraped it up though, giving us a good 2-0 away win. We then had the Manchester derby to contest, and the draw was a fair result. We took the lead late on, but they equalised even later, and 1-1 is how it ended. A draw away against one of the other top four can never be frowned upon, especially when it extends your lead at the top to nine points!
FA Cup - Semi Final
It may not look great as we only went through on penalties, but we totally dominated them. Our finishing wan't up to scratch though, and that was the only reason that prevented us from hammering them. Still, we got through penalties, and that's the main thing.
In the final we face another Championship side, this time West Ham.
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What happened to Terry Connor in your save? In mine, he guided Wolves to 9th, then replaced Moyes at Everton (Moyes was sacked for finishing 14th and then replaced Connor at Wolves.) After finishing 8th with Everton, Connor got the England job!
And people were worried about Hodgson...
Another great season tumtuck
Thomas Lewis' Career - 2018/19 - Manchester City
FA Cup Final
How We Got To The Final
Some decent reults along the way, including the fourth round replay against Everton, and the quarter final victory at Fulham. Edinson Cavani was influential along the way, scoring five goals.
vs.West Ham United
If the scoreline doesn't suggest it, the poession stat certainly does - we totally controlled this game. After we scored after jut fourteen minutes, there was only one winner. They may have mutered ten attempts, but mot of those were from long range, and they only forced Joe Hart into a save once. The third of a dometic treble - superb.
Congrats on the Treble!
Thomas Lewis' Career - May 2019 - Manchester City
A very good final month, with three wins from three. With the title already wrapped up thanks to Arsenal's defeat to Liverpool, the West Brom game was party time for the supporters and we didn't disappoint. We followed that up with a see-saw fixture at Arsenal. We lead twice but they pegged us back, but in the 89th minute Vincent Kompany won it! The season finished at home to QPR, and we seemed to be already on our holidays, though we still took the points.
FA Cup - Final
We should have won by more, but it was as comfortable as can be. Excellent dominating performance, that rounded off the domestic treble.
Excellent debut season from the Brazilian.
He may be thirty now, but he's still producing top quality performances.
The third time I have a had a player take this award. The previous two were won by Michel Vorm during my time at Swansea.
A good showing in the PFA Team Of The Year. If you are wondering why Neymar and Cavani are in wide midfield positions, it is because they play AML/AMR positions for me.
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Swansea in 2nd is interesting.
Excellent season although I wasn't expecting to see Swansea in 2nd
Thomas Lewis' Career - Season Review 2018/19 - Manchester City
Results 1 - Results 2 - Final Table (1st, Champions)
Last season the club finished sixth in the table, a whopping 37 points worse off than what we achieved this term. After our transfer activity in the summer I thought we could challenge for the title, but this was simply sensational. Most of it was down to our outstanding start - we won fourteen of our opening fifteen games - and from then on we never looked back. The second half of the season was a bit tougher, but we won eight of our last nine games to finish the season in style. This was the clubs first league title since 1968.
The clubs seventh FA Cup overall, and the first since 2014. We faced a few sides from the Championship along the way, most notably in the semi-final and final, but it doesn't belittle our achievement in any way. In the final we gave a domineering performance, defeating West Ham of the Championship 2-0.
For the first time since 1976 the League Cup was lifted by the Citizens. For me it was a fifth League Cup victory in six years. To win it by knocking out three Lancashire rivals made it even sweeter. We were brilliant in the final, winning 5-1 against Championship side Aston Villa.
Squad - Transfers - Finances
The squad performed exceptionally throughout the season. The big money signings Neymar, Lucas Moura, and Nestor Schmidt all justified their massive fee's, and another big player was Edinon Cavani, who at the age of 32 was still doing the business game in, game out.
Alot of transfer activity took place as I reshaped the squad massively. From now on I will be alot more prudent. Besides Jason Malpass coming in this summer, I don't anticipate many other signings, especially for fee's over the £20million mark.
Because of the the transfer outlay and huge wage budget the finances have taken a bit of a battering since I joined the club. Add to the fact that we weren't in European competition of any sort we missed out on a major source of income. Had it not been for three hefty cash injections from the chairman we would have been in considerable debt. Over the summer I'll be looking to offload a couple of players, and hopefully reduce the wage bill below the £100million per year mark.
Top 3 Players
He's a pain sometimes with having the "Shoots From Long Range" PPM, but he did have a productive season. His goal tally of nineteen was solid, but his assists tally of twenty-two was excellent - he was actually the top assister in the Premier League this term. Considering his age though, next season may be his last with us.
He cost a club record £47million, but he was worth it. In all competitions for us he was superb, but he excelled in the league, playing all but one game, finishing as the joint second top scorer, and the third highest assister. I can't wait for him to be unleashed in the Champions League next season.
Some may see this as a surprise, and probably thought one of my other attacking players would be my final pick in this list, but Walker was excellent. His consistency throughout the whole season was brilliant, and deserves to be recognised.
Look towards next season. Aswell as attempting to defend our domestic trophies, we also get to pit our wits against Europes best in the Champions League. As I said a couple of high earners will go, but we have some very good looking young prospects who look like they are ready for the step up to the first team.
Next season is going to be interesting.
Fernando Torres mk II. ;)
Excellent season Tombo...and Malpass .
Thomas Lewis' Career - Season Preview - 2019/20 - Manchester City
Premier Legaue: Win it
FA Cup: Win it
League Cup: Not important
Champions League: Reach the semi-final stage
Community Shield: Not important
Premier League: Would love to retain it
FA Cup: As with last season, I would be happy to get to the semi's
League Cup: A sixth triumph for me personally would be great
Champions League: I'd take a place in the quarter finals, and from there who knows
Community Shield: It's againt my old club, we have win
Wages: £3,980,312 (Currently spending £2,088,149)
Balance: £20,447,776 (Down £51,974,173 from last season)
So after last seasons success the board is expecting alot this term, but I'm confident we can achieve our goals. The finances have taken a bit of a battering since I took over due to the reshaping of the squad and purchase of the stadium, but this term I expect them to do better due to our involvment in the Champions League.
Also I hope to bring the wage expenditure down before the end of the transfer window, as there are a few high earners who I am looking to offload.
Good luck with the new season fella.
Ive had similar news regarding selling Fuska on my Liverpool save.
Thats common sense though. Fans dont see it that way .
I sold Fuska who had just turned 29, was entering the last year of his contract and wanted to sign a new deal worth £150k p/w. No thanks fella. On you go!! Sold for £11.5m.
Cavani was the same, as in he was also in that lats year of his contract. I would have kept him had he just lowered his wages slightly, say to £200,000 p/w. That would have saved me over £1.5million over the course of a year.
Lukaku in the first 11 of the premier league.
How was his season? And do you have a ss from him by any chance?
You must have Charlemagne on your Board, wanting to conquer everything
come on Swansea!!! lol
Good luck with the new season
Good season, will this be your last if you win the Champions League? Come on move abroad please next?
Thomas Lewis' Career - Preseason - 2019/20 - Manchester City
(Two youth players given free transfers are cut off the top of the "Players Out" list, as is Darijo Srna, who has retired and joined the coaching staff).
So a busy, and in the end, expensive transfer window. I hadn't planned on making any expensive signings after shelling out so much for Malpass, but circumstances dictated otherwise. (Basically this means some players I have tracked for a while became available!). We brought in half of what we played out though, and have managed to cut wage expenditure ever so slightly.
With Gael Clichy not getting any younger a new left back was needed, and Douglas stood out to me. He is young, with a lot of very good stats already. He hasn't reached his potential yet, and hopefully some tutoring from Clichy can help him reach it.
It took a lot of negotiating to get him, and indeed he cost a lot of money, but finally he is mine! Having worked with him at Swansea and with England, I know how effective he can be. I hope to see the goals flowing soon. £40million of his fee will be paid over 48 months.
He has come in as third choice goalkeeper, but in all hojnesty he looks very good! He was three and a half tar potential and could turn into a top drawer player given the right training/tutoring/etc.
As I said further up the page, I wasn't planning on making any other big signings, (fee's above £15million), but Vasquez is someone I have trailed for a while, and when he became available I couldn't say no. His bet role is supposedly as a holding midfielder, but just look at attributes! It's fair to say I have other plans for him!
He's 17 and look at him! I can sign him at anytime for £20million, but I hope to get the price down to between £8-12million.
I chased him when I was with Swansea - loan or transfer I just couldn't get him. Rafa Benitez signed him for the Swans not long after I left, and he had two very good seasons for them. But this summer he was tranfer listed by request, and for the price he was available for it was a no-brainer.
Salvatore Bocchetti picked up an injury ruling him out for 3 months, so cover was needed. Samba's loan deal cost just £90,000, and the club only have to pay half of his wages, which is £30,000 p/w.
I'm very happy with the squad. It has a much younger look to it than when I took over the club in June 2018. I am disappinted about the laack of Englishmen in it, though I blame that on the previous managers for not investing in English/British talent.
Any screenhots of regens you want to see I'll be happy to post.
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Preseason 2019/20 Continued
As is usually the case with me, we had a very small amount of preseason games. We had good performances in all three games, with my strikers getting on the score sheet, which should stand them in good stead for the start of the season.
Another trophy secured, and this one was one against my former club. It wasn't easy, indeed Swansea played very well under their new manager Carlo Ancelotti. However we took our chances and ran out comfortable 3-1 winners.
The Premier League gets underway very soon, and our first game is against Newcastle at the Etihad.
Plenty of investment.
Well it's rather hard not to
Thomas Lewis' Career - August 2019 - Manchester City
A good tart to the league season then, with two wins from two. We weren't great against Newcastle, but sneaked the win. At West Brom though were outstanding, and in truth it could have been more than four. Both Malpass and Deulofeu got their first goals in a City shirt too, which was very pleasing.
Thanks to our two wins, the manager of the month award came my way for August.
Champions League Draw
Despite a eason out of Europe we were still amonst the top eeds for the Champions League group stage draw. Here is the group we have been handed for our first year in the Champions League under my leadership;
It should be fairly easy to navigate, I would have thought.
And here are the rest of the groups;
It looks like we dodged a few tricky looking groups!
Excellent set of transfers, even though you laid out a little more than intended. It's not like you're short on funds anyway Hopefully the new signings gel with the squad quickly, you've definitely got a shot at replicating your final season with Swansea.
To be fair all the players were needed, partly because of the quality of the players we sold, partly because the youngsters in the reserves/youth team aren't quite ready for such an important role in the first team. Next summer, barring a disaster this term, I want to limit the spending.
Thomas Lewis' Career - September 2019 - Manchester City
A good month for us, with the only dropped points coming in a 0-0 draw away against Liverpool - which is never a bad result. We started excellently with a 4-1 win over Fulham, before that draw at Liverpool after the internatinal break. That was followed up by a stunning hattrick from Lucas Moura in a 3-0 win over Spurs. The end of the month saw us grind out a 2-0 win at QPR, where the breakthrough didn't come until the 70th minute, though it was thoroughly deserved.
Once again our performances this month saw me take the Manager Of The Month award once again.
League Cup - 3rd Round
Not a great performance against the side we beat in last years final, but the team had been changed around alot and was therefore a little disjointed. Still, we got through and that's the main thing.
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Thomas Lewis' Career - October 2019 - Manchester City
Another terrific month for us as we maintained our excellent start to the season. We opened up the month with a very good win against my old club Swansea, and after that we travelled to Bolton with Jason Malpass having gone six games without a win. However, against Bolton he came back to form with a stunning hattrick in the 4-1 win, and he just for good measure he even set up Neymar's goal. The month ended with the Manchester derby, and the kind of game that Malpass was bught for. He didn't disappoint, and hit another hattrick in the 3-0 vicotry.
For the third month in a row this season I lifted the Manager Of The Month award.
League Cup - 4th Round
Another tight League Cup game with a side that was switched around alot. Creedit to the players to be fair, we went down to ten men after 50mins and Bolton equalised straight away, but we re-grouped and went on to grab a winning goal.
In the quarter finals we are at home to high flying Newcastle.
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October 2019 Continued
Not a great performance in Switzerland. Indeed they probably deserved to win, but we defended decently and clung on for a point. We were better against PSV, even if we did benefit from two own goals, and keep our noses just ahead of Porto at the top of the group.
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Great work from Aguero and cracking start to the season.
I wasnt crediting you .
Its ok Tom, I will let you off.
Great work so far this season! Malpass is beginning to pay back some of his fee
For that money I'm not surprised they're being demanding of him.
Near perfect start to the season! Looking like another good one