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    Come on Stoke.

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    You will be glad to know Stoke thumped me 3-0!

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    It was always a long shot to reach the top two, but I couldn't be happier with 3rd given the prediction of 24th.

    Playoffs here we come.


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    Playoff Semi Final Leg 1

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    Norwich 2-1 Forest

    A very poor performance and we found ourselves 2-0 down after 5 minutes. We managed to claw a goal back a few minutes later through Mike Eyre and somehow kept it at 2-1 to give us a good chance in the home leg.

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    Playoff Semi Final Leg 2



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    Forest 4-0 Norwich
    (5-2)


    A fantastic performance and complete domination. Stephane Rivera gave us an early lead before two goals from Henry put us 3-0 inside 15 minutes and from then on it was ours to lose. Bienvenu Ndongala wrapped it up with 20 minutes to go to send us into the final with ease. We have been incredible at home all season so I was always hopeful going into this one.




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    Just got this offer days before the biggest game of my career:



    I think I'll delay this for a week because I have no idea what to do with this. It is probably the biggest offer I have had yet and the transfer budget is huge in comparison to what I have at Forest. However I am on the verge of managing in the Premier League and don't know if the Ukrainian League would be a step back from that. I have never managed there so I have no idea what to expect. I just don't think I'd be making any progress in my career by going here. Taking Forest into the Prem could eventually open up bigger offers compared to this, though I am definitely attracted to the financial side of this one. The playoff final could play a big part in this decision.


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    Playoff Final

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    Forest 1-1 Watford
    (Forest win 3-2 on pens)

    Incredible drama! My god I nearly had a heart attack during this. I went 1-0 after 10mins and spent the rest of the match bombarding the Watford box. The equaliser finally came in the 90th minute via Henry to send this tie into extra time. Henry scored again in the 117th minute only for it to be ruled out and leave me slumped over my laptop a la Keegan 96.

    Pens

    Alain Eto'o SCORES for Forest (1-1) Blaz Kavcic SCORES for Watford
    Henk Baum SCORES for Forest (2-2) Clesio Bauque SCORES for Watford
    Henry MISSES for Forest (2-2) Alain Arsene MISSES for Watford
    Bienvenu Ndongala MISSES for Forest (2-2) Arvydas Novikovas MISSES for Watford
    Jonathan Mexique SCORES for Forest (3-2) Mauro Vanic MISSES for Watford

    I was surprised to see Henk Baum convert. Despite boasting 18 for penalty taking I think he's missed all but one of his penalties for me. It was also a surprise and a shame to see Henry and Ndongala miss as they have been superb for me this season but nevertheless... we are Premier League bound!



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    2019/20 Season Review

    Nottm Forest



    Media Prediction: 24th

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    An unbelievable season from start to finish and to wrap it up with a dramatic promotion was just beyond my wildest dreams at the start. With a prediction of 24th I was seriously worried going into this one but my players surpassed all expectations. I had several job offers throughout this campaign from Ukraine, Turkey, Russia and Greece but my growing success here left me with no choice but to stay. So far in my career I've had very up and down seasons that often ended in a late surge but as the graph shows, this was a solid season throughout.

    Star Players:

    Two stand-out players for me were Bienvenu Ngongala and Henry with the former scoring 21 in 42 and the latter 25 in 26 since joining. Henry was in lethal form ever since he played his first game and I think if I had him for the whole season we could have went up automatically. He had a minimum fee release clause of £2.2m but I negotiated a new deal with him and increased that to £6.5m. However it says "Higher Division Clubs" so I'm guessing that clause can't be activated now that I'm in the Premier League.

    The Future:

    It would take a really top job for me to leave Forest now. I want to at least see how I do in my first season in the Prem before looking to progress. During the season I negotiated several deals to bring players in on free in the summer and I am very excited about adding them to my squad.

    Andrija Deak
    Nicolas Fournier
    Maciej Jasinki
    Jamie King
    Ma Oh-Seong


    I couldn't be happier with my career so far, I've felt slightly regretful leaving both previous clubs at the stages they were at but where I've taken Forest has shown this was a good move.

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    | 2011/12  |  Hereford United     | League Two                    |  England       |        20th       |                 N/A              |
    
    | 2012/13  |  Port Vale           | League Two                    |  England       |        12th       |                 N/A              |
    | 2013/14  |  Port Vale           | League Two                    |  England       |        4th        |       Promoted via Playoffs      |
    | 2014/15  |  Port Vale           | League One                    |  England       |        8th        |                 N/A              |
    
    | 2015/16  |  Uruguay             | N/A                           |  N/A           |        N/A        |                 N/A              |
    | 2016/17  |  Uruguay             | N/A                           |  N/A           |        N/A        |                 N/A              |
    | 2017/18  |  Uruguay             | N/A                           |  N/A           |        N/A        |                 N/A              |
    |   2018   |  Uruguay             | 2018 World Cup                |  N/A           |        N/A        |           Quarter Finals         |
    
    | 2018/19  |  N.Forest            | League One                    |  England       |        2nd        |               Promoted           |
    
    |   2019   |  Uruguay             | 2019 Copa America             |  N/A           |        N/A        |               Winners            |
    
    | 2019/20  |  N.Forest            | Championship                  |  England       |        3rd        |        Promoted via playoffs     |

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    Congrats on promotion! I think you made the right call sticking with them too. More impressed with Wolves running away with the league. I'll take that next season thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tho View Post
    Congrats on promotion! I think you made the right call sticking with them too. More impressed with Wolves running away with the league. I'll take that next season thanks!
    Cheers!

    Haha should have stuck with Mick!

    You'll be delighted to know they had two seasons of finishing 7th, in 2012/13 and 16/17! They gave me a stuffing in the cup this season though.

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    Good seeing Forest back in the PL.

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    Got a transfer budget of £11m for the coming season but thanks to a lot a lot of promotion clauses my wage bill has rocketed and I've cut that down to £9m to extend my wage budget.

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    Another tempting job offer to consider, this time Real Sociedad. This has come a year too early or else I would have accepted it because I feel I need at least a season with Forest in the Prem to see how it goes. Might have to be my last though because I can't keep rejecting offers.


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    After a hectic summer of trying to bolster my squad at Forest, I get this offer. I think I'd be an absolute fool to turn this down given the nature of my save. It'l be a shame to leave Forest in my first season up but the aim is all about winning things and this is a great chance.

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    I wouldn't normally wish relegation on anybody, but as you're F*rest I'll make an exception! ;o)

    Seriously though, good read so far. KUTGW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnail316 View Post
    I wouldn't normally wish relegation on anybody, but as you're F*rest I'll make an exception! ;o)

    Seriously though, good read so far. KUTGW.
    haha I've just left for Chelsea but I hope to have left them in good shape! The money at Chelsea was too good to turn down after many seasons of shoe-string budgets.

    And cheers

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    Great work with Forest and good luck with Chelsea .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden1807 View Post
    I feel I need at least a season with Forest in the Prem to see how it goes.[/LEFT]
    Dear, oh dear. Admitedly probably didn't see something like Chelsea coming.

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    haha yeh I wasn''t gonna leave Forest for the likes of Sociedad but the Chelsea offer was just too good to refuse. It was the wage budget more than anything that was becoming frustrating.

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    Advice needed

    I'm looking for a new defensive midfielder to eventually replace Felliaini(32) and have found this one.

    Duncan Hughes

    My scouts only rate him as 2.5 stars but that seems harsh given his stats.

    I was wondering what people thought about him based on his stats? Do you think the scout is being harsh with this one?

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    Season 2020/21 Preview

    Chelsea F.C



    Nickname: The Blues

    Stadium: Chelsea Stadium

    Capacity: 58,750

    Balance: £87,906,919

    Transfer Budget: £51.37m

    Wage Budget: £2,013,616 pw

    Wage Spend: £1,718,123 pw


    My first action was to bring in my own Assistant Manager and scouting team and send them off around the world. In terms of transfers I have only brought in Horacio Straconi (£17m over 48 months) who I know from managing Uruguay. I managed to sell my current goalkeeper to Barcelona for £20m so a cheeky little profit there. I've been quoted ridiculous price for players so far which I'm not prepared to pay yet. I think I'll just stick with the current squad which looks good enough for the moment and then move on transfers when my scouts come back to me. I am however making a move on Duncan Hughes despite my scouts not rating him too highly. I was going to trust my scouts at first then I saw Man City sniffing about so I'm pulling the trigger.


    Star Players:

    Romelu Lukaku

    Ad Bravenboer (Age: 26, RB) - Started his career at Ajax but made a £4.2m move to Werder Bremen before he had even played a league game for the club. A fantastic season in Germany attracted interest from Chelsea who made a £10.75m swoop in 2019. He is currently into his second season and has 1 goal in 21 appearances for Holland.

    Antonio Almeida (Age: 24, CB) - Chelsea took Almeida from Porto for £5.75m before he had played a game for them. He is now into this third season with the club and has 1 goal in 23 appearances for Portugal.

    Robert Bosschaart (Age: 23, CB) - Six good years in the Eredivisie with PSV sparked interest from Dortmund who took him to Germany for £15m. He only went on to make 24 league appearances for the Germans before a £30m move to Chelsea in 2019 where he enters his second season. He currently has 26 caps for Holland with no goals.

    Ivan Simecek (Age: 24, CM/AM) - Having burst onto the scene at a young age Sikecek played a pivotal role in his first 7 seasons at Werder Bremen before a £5.75m move to Spartak Moscow. He spent two years here before a £11.75m move to Chelsea in 2019 where he now starts his second season. He currently has 2 goals in 14 appearances for Czech Rep.

    Thomas Sasse (Age: 25, CM/RM) - Sasse spent 8 years at Leverkusen with a loan spell at Villarreal inbetween but failed to hold down a regular spot. It was in 2019 when Chelsea signed him for £14.75m where he now enters his second season. He currently has 4 goals in 18 appearances for Germany.

    Evgeny Victorov (Age: 27, LB) - Having started his career at Shakhtar, Victorov made the move to Dinamo Moscow for £4.8m where he spend two years before an £11m move to Chelsea in 2019. He currently has 11 caps for Ukraine with no goals.

    Dougie Kennedy (Age: 22, RW) - Man Utd signed Kennedy from Rangers as a 15 year old and he had several loan spells at Spartak Moscow and Molde before leaving permanently for Chelsea in 2019 for £20.5m. He now enters his second season as a Blue and has 1 goal in 10 appearances for Scotland.

    Angelo Sacchelli (Age: 25, LW) - Sacchelli is starting his third season at Chelsea following an £11.5m move from Torino in 2018. So far he has 1 goal in 22 appearances for Italy.

    Some good quality throughout the team also including Mata, Walcott, Ox-Chamberlain, Fellaini, Luiz, Ramires, Asanaldi and Koscielny. Obviously with my transfer budget I will be looking to improve it but that will probably come in January.

    Young players to keep an eye on:

    Dan Platel (On loan at Sheff Wed) - 20 year old youth academy product who has had two previous loan spells with Charlton and Crewe that didn't really set the world alight. Both loan spells combined he managed 11 goals in 55 league appearances.

    Dmitrijs Tarasovs (On loan at Sheff Utd) - 19 year old RB/CB who was signed from Metalurgs for £850k back in 2017. He has had loan spells at Blackburn and Stoke as well as making 5 league appearances for Chelsea.

    Mark Dockerty - 21 year old striker signed from Torquay for £2.1m in 2015. I'm still trying to get this one out on loan. I have been getting a few loan bids but for use as backup which I never see the pint in. He has had previous loan spells at Leicester and Brighton and has been to Standard (Link) several times but without much success. His stats look impressive but I'd rather he'd have made a bit more of an impact either at the club or on loan by this age. He has scored 7 in 17 at U21 level.

    Luciano Martinez (On loan at Sheff Wed) - 20 year old AM/CM signed from Estudiantes (LP) for £1.2m in 2018. So far he has had a spell at Standard where he was only given 5 games. I'm starting to think I need to cut ties with Standard, not many of my players seem to have been given a chance there. He has scored 1 in 4 U21 appearances for Spain.

    Darren McCabe (On loan at Sheff Wed) - 20 year old ST/RW product of the youth academy who has had two loan spells at Crystal Palace and my old boys Port Vale scoring a total of 10 in 26.

    Fikret Hadzic (On loan at Sheff Wed) - 20 year old LB signed from Velez for £625k in 2018 who has so far had successful loan spells at Bolton and Lokomotiv Moscow. He has scored 1 goal in 26 appearances for Switzerland U21s.

    Zdenek Nedved (On Loan at Charlton) - 19 year old LW who was signed from Banik Ostrava for £55k in 2018 in what seems a good bit of business. This season sees his first loan spell since signign. I've already rejected a bid from Barcelona for him so that alone makes me want to keep him. He has 1 goal in 9 appearances for Czech Republic U21s.

    David Kohout (On loan at Westerlo) - 18 year old LM who was also signed for £55k from Pribram in 2018. I have sent him on his first loan spell to Westerlo (Link). He has 1 goal in 14 appearances for Czech Republic U21s.

    I'll have to give it a year or two before I really judge some of these but some look promising. I really wish it gave you an indication of how a player will be used when you try and send them to an affiliated club.

    Chelsea squad & stats (all competitions) as of Sept 1 2020

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    Horacio Straconi         4                 -
    Wayne Hennessey          12                -
    Samuel Radlinger         10                -
    
    DEF
    Midhat Arnautovic        88                0
    Ad Bravenboer            58                0
    Evgeny Victorov          26                0
    David Luiz               311               5
    Laurent Koscielny        113               4
    Robert Bosschaart        51                0
    Antonio Almeida          106               4
    Cristian Ansaldi         145               5
    
    MID
    Ramires                  276              17
    Marouane Fellaini        172              31
    Duncan Hughes            3                 1
    Thomas Sasse             49                5
    Adem Ljajic              50               10
    Juan Mata                381             107
    Dougie Kennedy           46               12
    Angelo Sacchelli         103              11
    Ivan Simecek             16                7
    Rene Franta              2                 0
    
    FWD
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain  98               32
    Theo Walcott             233              50
    Romelu Lukaku            333             158
    Lacina Traoe             227              79

    Media Prediction: 1st

    Board Expectatons:

    League: Win the league
    FA Cup: Reach the final
    League Cup: Not important
    Champions League: Reach the final


    Last season Chelsea pulled off the treble so I've got a lot to live up to. I've got a feeling I'll be facing Roman's famous premature axe with those high expectations. With my aims to win so many trophies I don't want a massive stay here but I'd love to get a few Premier League titles under my belt, provided I'm not sacked. I'm just relieved to have reached this stage of my career where I can pick up jobs like this. Let the fun start here!




    Community Shield 2020/21:

    Arsenal v Chelsea




    Not a massively important competition but it's always nice to start off with a win especially against rivals. Quite a few yellow cards here for a game treated almost like a friendly.





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    Nice one on getting promotion with Forest and Stoke going up.

    Do you still have Abramovich's millions?

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    Abramovich is still at the helm and he has given me a decent budget. I'll see how long the balance stays in the black once I let rip with several 48 month deals.

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    Chelsea Stadium debut




    Chelsea's first ever game in their new stadium ends in an opening day win at home to Swansea. How this was only 1-0 I'll never know. They didn't have a shot until the 85th minute and I was really dreading a smash and grab. Good start though and up next..... a trip to N. Forest!


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    Two new signings I have brought in:

    Duncan Hughes - Age: 23 - I weighed up this move for a while but finally pulled the trigger and got him in. My other defensive midfielder options were Ramires and Fellaini so I needed to bring in somebody younger. He came through the youth ranks at Wolves and had loan spells at Bristol City, Leeds and Wigan before a £3.4m move to Premier League side Huddersfield where he spend one year with an average rating of 7.25.

    Rene Franta - Age: 20 - Franta was highly recommended by my scouts and I felt I was lacking in depth in the attacking midfield area with Mata ageing. He isn't yet the finished article but like I said he won't be a starter straight away. He started his career at SK Rapid Wien where he spent 3 years making 49 league appearances contributing 16 goals and 16 assists. Ajax then snapped him up on a free where he made 31 league appearances contributing 11 goals and 4 assists before a big money move to Chelsea.

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    N. Forest v Chelsea



    A very comfortable win on my first return to Forest. I'd like to think I was given a warm reception after my back-to-back promotions but I'm sure the nature of this defeat would have seen them chant abuse at me. If their start is anything to go by they could be in for a very tough season, though I really hope they beat the drop.

    Birmingham 3-0 N. Forest

    N. Forest
    ​0-4 Chelsea


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    Champions League Draw







    God how I have missed this competition! Two tough matches with Inter to come but I can't see me not qualifying.


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    Some tough tie's there but you should be able to make it through.

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    English League Cup 3rd Round Draw:



    Easy enough draw that should see me through.

    I forgot to mention I won the European Super Cup after beating Werder Bremen 3-1 (aet) in a very entertaining match. That takes my trophy haul with Chelsea to two, albeit they are minor trophies.


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    Uruguay - Cavani - 6 to go




    I vowed not to drop Cavani from the first team picture until he reached 100 international goals. Well he's closing in on it now with only 6 to go. And to be honest the players cominng through for Uruguay are pretty poor so there's no reason to drop him anyway. I'm really not confident ahead of the next World Cup unless something drastic happens over the next 2 years.


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    Which club does Cavani play for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    Which club does Cavani play for?
    Still at Napoli

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    League Cup 4th Round Draw

    Previous Rounds:

    3rd Round - Chelsea 3-0 Hull City



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    Season Update - September 2020

    Results:



    League Table:



    Champions League:





    A good start to the season which has seen some high-scoring wins and a big result away at Arsenal. I completely undone my win against Inter with a defeat at Galatasaray though, but I still can't see me not qualifying. I'm still waiting for the return of Lukaku from injury but so for Traore has done well. N. Forest have had a shocking start to the campaign, one which both saddens me and leaves me relieved for taking this opportunity at Chelsea.

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    League Cup Quarter Final draw

    Previous Rounds:

    3rd Round - Chelsea 3-0 Hull
    4th Round - Huddersfield 0-3 Chelsea


    Quarter Final:

    Swansea v Man Utd
    Arsenal v Blackburn
    Middlesbrough v Man City
    Brighton v Chelsea

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    Kind draw for you.

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    Poor Forest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Poor Forest.
    I know, they've been ripped to shreds. Darren Ferguson has failed me.

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    Season Update - November 2020

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    A good run of form but the home defeat to Spurs was disappointing. We didn't create much and probably deserved to lose. We can still be top if we win our game in hand though so I'm delighted wit the start we've made especially the away win at City where I thought for sure I'd taste my first league defeat. An away draw at Inter pretty much secured top spot for me, assuming I don't stuff it up at home to Galatasary. Having said that Real Madrid are currently occupying 2nd place in their respective group so that could be a potential stinker of a draw. Lukaku made his long-awaited return from injury and bagged a couple of goals before pulling his hamstring. I've excluded him from the Club Championship squad to give him time to resume full fitness for the league programme.

    In other news, Forest are still looking for their first win of the season, with draws at Villa and Huddersfield giving them their only 2 points. Already 12 points behind 17th, they look doomed already.

    For the people who were following Stoke and Wolves' progress they sit 8th and 11th respectively!

    FA Cup 3rd Round

    Crewe v Chelsea
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    Confederations Cup 2021 - Hosts: Qatar



    Completely forgot about this but I'll welcome it! A chance for Cavani to reach 100 goals. (Currently 95)


    Club World Championship 2021 - Hosts: Morocco

    Semi Final

    Es Tunis v Sao Paulo
    Saprissa v ​Chelsea



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    Club World Championship Semi Final:

    Saprissa 0-3 Chelsea


    Champions League 1st Knockout Round:


    Lyon v Chelsea
    Arsenal v Barcelona
    Real Madrid v Man City
    Athletic v Marsielle
    At. Madrid v Porto
    Panathinaikos v PSG
    Roma v Dortmund

    A couple of tasty ties there. Not too pleased with Lyon to be honest, especially with Panathinaikos still hanging in there but I fancy my chances. I've also just had a £40mil bid accepted for a midfielder I was unable to sign in the summer so I'm delighted with that. I went as high as £55m in the summer so I don't know what's changed. He's just been voted World Player of the year as well. I'll update with a screenshot of him when he signs in a couple of weeks time.

    Update:

    Club Championship Final

    Sao Paulo 1-2 Chelsea (aet)

    A very entertaining match which I won in extra time. I fell behind in the first minute and didn't equalise until the 87th minute. I had rested a lot of my key players so I was expecting a close match so I'm happy to add this to the trophy cabinet.
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    League Cup Semi Final draw

    Previous Rounds:

    3rd Round - Chelsea 3-0 Hull
    4th Round - Huddersfield 0-3 Chelsea
    Quarter Final - Brighton 0-1 Chelsea

    Semi Final:

    Arsenal v Man City
    Man Utd v Chelsea

    A surprisingly fierce looking semi final line-up. I've been resting a lot of players during this competition but I might have to play a few of the stars in this one

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    Season Update - January 2021

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    With the Club Championships taking place I have been left with a few games in hand so this isn't a true reflection of the league. I got a massive draw away at Man Utd and probably could have won it but I think once I've played as many games I should have a comfortable lead at the top.

    My January dealings are:

    Players In


    Sergio Jara (Age: 22, CM/DM - £40m from Corinthians) - this is a player I tried my best to sign since I joined summer and even had a £55m offer rejected. My scouts and assistant manager all rate him very highly and somehow I managed to get him for $40m. I was also a genius in the contract negotiations, his agent wanted £115k and I offered £70k, he then lowered to £105k and I lowered to £56k at which point they bottled it and accepted! He looks like a quality player and if a few of those 15s turn to 16s he will look an absolute beast. Jara started his career at Cerro Porteno where he spent 4 years while having a season on loan at Sao Paulo in the process. He then made a £9m move to Corinthians where he had 3 fantastic seasons before his eventual big money move to Chelsea in Jan 2021. He is a Paraguayan international with 50 caps and 9 goals.

    Christian Ferreira (Age: 21, CM - £3.1m from Guarani) - Ferreira was brought to me by my scouts and I noticed a minimum fee release clause of £3.1m. He has some impressive stats but for this season and possibly next at least he will be used for back up. I am looking to move on the likes of Fellaini, Mata and Ramires to make way for the likes of him and Rene Franta so he is continuing my building process. Like Jara he started his career at Cerro Porteno but only spent one year there before a £1.2m move to Guarani. He had 4 very good seasons here before being snapped up by Chelsea in his fifth. Again like Jara he is a Paraguayan international, with 34 caps and 5 goals.

    I could really do with Uruguay producing one of these as my midfield is pretty shocking.

    Zoubaier Langliz (Age: 26, MR/RW - £10.5m from Brescia) - He was signed for just £10.5m which was enough to activate a release clause. A relatively low transfer fee and wages of just £42.5k makes this deal a pretty good one. Despite his average mental stats I brought him as another option for the wings because I don't see a long term future for Walcott or Chamberlain though they have both played a good bit-part role so far this season. Langliz started his career at Etoile du Sahel before spending three years at Al-Rayyan followed by three years at Club Brugge. A £2.6 deal then took him to Udinese where he spent just one season before Bresica signed him for £5.25m. He only played half a season at Brescia when Chelsea took him to the Premier League. He is a Tunisian international with 70 caps and 26 goals.

    Players Out

    Samuel Radlinger (Age: 28, GK - £250k to Derby) - Third choice goalkeeper who hadn't played all season. I didn't see much point keeping him on the wage bill.

    Adam Ljajic (Age: 29, LW/AM - £5m to Lyon) - He was hardly getting a game especially with all the midfielders I had brought in. I was going to wait until the summer to move him on but he voiced his concern so I cashed in.

    On a side-note, I recieved a message regarding the African Players of the Year and it was my prolific striker from Forest who claimed striker of the year, always nice to see. Speaking of Forest they have managed two wins lately and have climbed off the bottom of the table. Looks like they could be putting up a bit of a fight afterall.

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    FA Cup Draw:

    Previous Rounds:

    3rd Round: Crewe 0-3 Chelsea


    4th Round Draw:

    Chelsea
    v Aston Villa

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    Going very strong in the league and with the games in hand there isnt much room for complaint. Hopefully you can take advantage.

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    FA Cup Draw

    Previous Rounds:

    3rd Round: Crewe 0-3 Chelsea
    4th Round: Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa

    5th Round draw:

    Chelsea v Millwall
    Huddersfield v Man City
    Blackpool/Wigan v Wolves
    Arsenal/Bournemouth v Liverpool
    Fulham v Everton
    Leeds v Man Utd
    Reading/Rochdale v Norwich
    Bolton v Swansea

    ALSO

    I beat Man Utd 1-0 over two legs in the League Cup semi and will face Arsenal in the final



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    Forest doing a little better.

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    Brief update as I haven't been able to get on the last day or two.

    FA CUP Semi Final:

    Man Utd 1-0 Chelsea

    Champions League 1st Knockout round

    Chelsea
    0-0 Lyon (0-0) - Chelsea win 3-1 on pens

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    Six games to go....

    The Title Race



    There's only three teams in the title race at this point and I have a six point lead after a brilliant last minute winner at Spurs. Massive game last day of the season!

    Fixtures:

    Chelsea

    Everton (H)
    Aston Villa (H)
    Fulham (A)
    Wolves (H)
    Sunderland (A)
    Man Utd (H)
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    Man Utd

    West Ham (A)
    N. Forest (A)
    Liverpool (H)
    Arsenal (A)
    Birmingham (H)
    Chelsea (A)
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    Arsenal


    Aston Villa (H)
    Wolves (H)
    Sunderland (A)
    Man Utd (H)
    Swansea (A)
    N. Forest (H)


    Champions League draw:

    Quarter Final

    Chelsea
    v PSG
    Marseille v Barcelona
    Real Madrid v Dortmund
    Porto v Inter

    Semi Final

    Chelsea
    /PSG v Marseille/Barcelona
    Real Madrid/Dortmund v Porto/Inter





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    You're clear favourites.

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    Apologies for the poor updates lately there's been a bit of trouble with internet at my house Nevertheless

    Champions League Semi Final 1st Leg:

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

    Chelsea 0-2 Barcelona

    How I've lost this 2-0 I'll never know, they only had 6 shots to my 14 but it's a poor defeat and one that leaves me with an almighty task in the return leg.. A Gerard Pique penalty gave them the lead just before half time and Fabregas doubled that lead immediately after the break


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    Not quite Di Matteo are you ;)

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    Champions League Semi Final 2nd Leg

    hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Barcelona 1-3 Chelsea

    OH MY WORD!

    What an unbelievable performance at the Nou Camp. We completely outplayed them and pulled off an outstanding comeback. We went 1-0 within the first minute after a goal from their striker Valenciano and I thought that was it, we needed to score at least 3 and hope we didn't collapse. Then came the magic! Towering centre back Antonio Almeida powered home the equaliser to get the travelling fans interested again. 5 minutes later up popped Cristian Ferreira with a goal to put us ahead on the night. Ferreira was put in the starting lineup at the last minute as I thought we needed as much creativity in the middle as possible. His central midfield partner Simecek grabbed our third just before half time to have us believing the impossible was on! We went into the second half knowing one more goal would leave Barcelona needing two but that wasn't necessary as surprisingly they never really threatened our lead. Into the final we go on away goals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManUTactician247 View Post
    Not quite Di Matteo are you ;)
    haha I'd like to think I've just gone one better with a crafty win in Barcelona! ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden1807 View Post
    haha I'd like to think I've just gone one better with a crafty win in Barcelona! ;)
    I hate to be picky but Di Matteo went through on aggregate not on away goals ;). Fantastic win anyway, good luck in the final!

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    Champions League Final 2021

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    Chelsea 2-0 Inter (aet)


    Incredible scenes in Istanbul after a tense and even 90 minutes, Chelsea finally did the job after a blistering extra time period. 14 shots a piece tells its own story as both teas gave as good as they got but two brilliant goalkeeping performances kept the score level. Winger Sacchelli, who has been outstanding this season finally put Chelsea ahead in extra time before striker Traore capped off his great season with the sealer in the last minute. The second goal was an absolute relief because we played the last 20mins with 10 men after an injury in centre mid and all subs having been used. It's the stuff of dreams after an unbelievable first season at the club and finally there has been a team to win back-to-back Champions Leagues!




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    Season Review 2020/21




    League Table

    FA Cup: 6th Round (lost to Man Utd)
    League Cup: Runners up (lost to Arsenal)
    Community Shield: Winners (beat Arsenal)
    Super Cup: Winners (beat Werder Bremen)
    Club Championship: Winners (beat Sao Paulo)
    Champions League: Winners (beat Inter)

    What a season! The domestic cups got away from us but I was knocked out by good teams. I couldn't have expected this in my first season. A league title and winning the Champions League, all the others are nice trophies to win but I'm delighted to win the big two.

    Player Stats:


    Key Players:

    Angelo Sacchelli - Player of the season for me by far. A 7.55 rating in 37 league appearances with 17 goals and 22 assists in all competitions from AML. The Italian deffinitely gets my vote for player of the season.

    Robert Bosschart - One half of a fantastic centre back pairing who contributed 10 goals this season. He has solidified himself in the Chelsea defence for a long time.

    Antonio Almeida - The other half of that centre back pairing who also contributed 10 goals. Season highlight has to be that all important goal at the Nou Camp which will go down as one of our best ever wins.

    Dougie Kennedy - On the opposite flank to Sacchelli and while not quite as good stats-wise, he also had a brilliant season with 14 goals and 12 assists.

    Lacina Traore - He wasn't my initial first choice striker before the season got underway but a succession of niggling injuries kept Lukaku out of the picture. Traore capitalised with 26 goals, with 19 coming in 27 league appearances.

    The relegation fight was tense and I was feeling every minute of Forest's struggle. At one point they were 11 points behind safety with 12 points available. They put together wins against Swansea, West Ham and Liverpool to set up a huge final day of the season. Unfortunately the fixture list had been harsh on them and they travelled to Arsenal where they lost. Results hadn't gone their way anyway so had they won at Arsenal it still would have been heartbreak for The Reds. Hopefully they bounce straight back as I'd love to see them back in the Prem as soon as possible. Also relegated were Huddersfield who had spent a respectable couple of years in the top flight. Fulham completed the three and can't say I'm too disappointed about that, they bore me to pieces. Taking their place are Hull, Bolton and Watford.

    The end of this season marks the tenth season of my save so I'll update you on the state of the leagues across Europe:

    England:

    Premier League


    2011-12 - Man City
    2012-13 - Spurs
    2013-14 - Spurs
    2014-15 - Man City
    2015-16 - Man City
    2016-17 - Spurs
    2017-18 - Chelsea
    2018-19 - Chelsea
    2019-20 - Chelsea
    2020-21 - Chelsea*

    FA Cup

    2011-12 - Newcastle
    2012-13 - Man City
    2013-14 - Liverpool
    2014-15 - Man Utd
    2015-16 - Newcastle
    2016-17 - Liverpool
    2017-18 - Liverpool
    2018-19 - Sunderland
    2019-20 - Chelsea
    2020-21 - Arsenal

    League Cup

    2011-12 - Liverpool
    2012-13 - Aston Villa
    2013-14 - Aston Villa
    2014-15 - Chelsea
    2015-16 - Man City
    2016-17 - Arsenal
    2017-18 - Spurs
    2018-19 - Man City
    2019-20 - Arsenal
    2020-21 - Arsenal

    Spain

    La Liga


    2011-12 - Barcelona
    2012-13 - Barcelona
    2013-14 - Barcelona
    2014-15 - Real Madrid
    2015-16 - Real Madrid
    2016-17 - Barcelona
    2017-18 - Real Madrid
    2018-19 - At. Madrid
    2019-20 - Real Madrid
    2020-21 - Barcelona

    Spanish Cup

    2011-12 - Real Madrid
    2012-13 - Barcelona
    2013-14 - Barcelona
    2014-15 - Barcelona
    2015-16 - Villareal
    2016-17 - Barcelona
    2017-18 - Barcelona
    2018-19 - Barcelona
    2019-20 - Real Madrid
    2020-21 - Real Madrid

    Italy

    Serie A

    2011-12 - Inter
    2012-13 - Juventus
    2013-14 - Inter
    2014-15 - AC Milan
    2015-16 - AC Milan
    2016-17 - AC Milan
    2017-18 - AC Milan
    2018-19 - AC Milan
    2019-20 - AC Milan
    2020-21 - AC Milan

    Italian Cup

    2011-12 - Udinese
    2012-13 - Inter
    2013-14 - AC Milan
    2014-15 - Inter
    2015-16 - Inter
    2016-17 - AC Milan
    2017-18 - AC Milan
    2018-19 - Siena
    2019-20 - AC Milan
    2020-21 - Empoli

    Germany

    Bundesliga

    2011-12 - Bayern Munich
    2012-13 - Bayern Munich
    2013-14 - Bayern Munich
    2014-15 - Bayern Munich
    2015-16 - Bayern Munich
    2016-17 - Bayern Munich
    2017-18 - Bayern Munich
    2018-19 - Dortmund
    2019-20 - Bayern Munich
    2020-21 - Bayern Munich

    German Cup

    2011-12 - Augsburg
    2012-13 - Bayern Munich
    2013-14 - Bayern Munich
    2014-15 - Bayern Munich
    2015-16 - Bayern Munich
    2016-17 - Bayern Munich
    2017-18 - Bayern Munich
    2018-19 - Bayern Munich
    2019-20 - Werder Bremen
    2020-21 - Koln

    France

    Ligue 1

    2011-12 - PSG
    2012-13 - Lyon
    2013-14 - PSG
    2014-15 - Marseille
    2015-16 - Lyon
    2016-17 - Lyon
    2017-18 - Lyon
    2018-19 - Marseille
    2019-20 - PSG
    2020-21 - Lyon

    French Cup

    2011-12 - US Raon-l'Etape
    2012-13 - PSG
    2013-14 - Lyon
    2014-15 - PSG
    2015-16 - Marseille
    2016-17 - Lyon
    2017-18 - Marseille
    2018-19 - SR Colmar
    2019-20 - En Avant de Guingamp
    2020-21 - Montipellier

    Champions League

    2011-12 - Real Madrid
    2012-13 - Barcelona
    2013-14 - Liverpool
    2014-15 - Chelsea
    2015-16 - Real Madrid
    2016-17 - Barcelona
    2017-18 - Inter
    2018-19 - Real Madrid
    2019-20 - Chelsea
    2020-21 - Chelsea*

    Europa League

    2011-12 - Stoke
    2012-13 - Shakhtar
    2013-14 - Leverkusen
    2014-15 - Man City
    2015-16 - Lyon
    2016-17 - Villarreal
    2017-18 - Porto
    2018-19 - Athletic
    2019-20 - Werder Bremen
    2020-21 - AC Milan

    World Cup

    2014 - France
    2018 - England


    European Championships

    2012 - France
    2016 - Czech Republic
    2020 - Greece

    Copa America

    2011 - Uruguay
    2015 - Paraguay
    2019 - Uruguay*

    African Cup

    2012 - Cameroon
    2013 - Nigeria
    2015 - Senegal
    2017 - Cameroon
    2019 - Nigeria
    2020 - Senegal

    Now that I have my first Premier League title I am torn between sticking with Chelsea for a few seasons and seeing some of the younger players develop and see if I can rack up some trophies... or turning my head back towards my inital aim of winning the main 5 leagues. I'll make my decision shortly depending on what jobs are available...




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    Excellent season fella .

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