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2033-34 Season Update

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It was a hard fought battle between myself, Stuttgart, and Energy Drink Leipzig for the title.  We beat Stuttgart on the second to last matchday of the season to clinch the title.  5605039_2033-34LeagueTable.png.9c738ea6ef53f770bc5bca3eebacacd0.png

Dortmund joins those three teams in the Champions League while Wolfsburg and Hertha battle in the Europa League and Schalke goes into the Europa Conference.  It was a terrible season for Bayern Munich, who went through two managers during the season, and limped home to a 9th place finish and no European football next season.1650634612_2033-34DfB-Pokal.thumb.png.69943d08b39e31075bc2240a7eb0787d.png

We crashed out of the DfB-Pokal in the 3rd round to Hertha Berlin.  The board is upset at our result.  I am not.  It just congests the fixture list.

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We lost only one game and drew two more as we marched through the Champions League, this season, and finally lifted the trophy.  It was not an easy road to the title for us.  We had to play Manchester City and a tough Saint Etienne team in the group stage.  Ajax has always caused us problems in the knockout stages.  Once we got past them, we had to play Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinal and Real Madrid in the semis.  Liverpool awaited us in the final.  Not a soft game in that draw.  Very proud of the team and it's achievement.

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Three consecutive league titles and a Champions League title has finally made me a club legend which ticks off another achievement.

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A well-rounded effort by everyone this season.  Walter Gomes led the team with 23 goals and Geovane Henrique topped all players with 13 assists.

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We are sending 11 players to the 2034 World Cup representing six different nations and three continents.

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Two more achievements in the books: Win Champions League and Club Legend

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Becoming a club legend and winning the Champions League were the last two achievements that I felt I could accomplish at Nurnberg and want a fresh start somewhere I could have a chance at the Europa League and the Europa Conference.  Minor achievements compared to the Champions League but achievements that are on the board to be achieved.

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I managed 510 games at Nurnberg and won 294 of them.  I leave the club with four league titles (one 2.Bundesliga and three Bundesliga titles), four cup titles (Champions League, 2 DFL-Super Cups, and one DfB-Pokal) and got the club promoted.  I leave Germany as the 7th most successful manager of all-time.  I have yet to crack the continental and world Hall of Fame rankings.  Nurnberg are now the 6th most reputable club in world behind only Barcelona, PSG, Liverpool, Chelsea and Juventus.  Quite the achievement!

 

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New Home

It took about six months after stepping down at Nurnberg to find a new home.  I could have been hired at Young Boys right away but the small Swiss league can get repetitive awful quickly with just 10 teams in the top flight.

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Tottenham are struggling this season and need someone who can right the ship quickly and maybe make a deep run in the Europa League (possible achievement unlock here :))

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The transfer budget is small and because I just loaded the league.  I have no players in the youth academy to develop.

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January 2035 Update

I normally stick to mid-season and end of season reports but with the new job at Tottenham, I've decided to go monthly for awhile and see how that goes.  I took over the club with them down in 13th place and on a goal difference of -6.  My first two matches were a sign of where Tottenham stood as a club.  We beat Middlesborough 2-0 to open my Tottenham career but then we traveled to Old Trafford and got thumped 0-5.  Next up was another difficult match against Chelsea.

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We scored a late goal against Chelsea to take a 1-0 lead and switched to a more defense-minded formation to try to preserve the victory.  We didn't as we gave up a late goal.  We got a breather in the FA Cup as we traveled to League One Bradford before a pair of road draws in the defensive formation.  The Arsenal game was a carbon copy of the Chelsea as we got a late 1-0 lead only to give it away.  Finally, a stretch of mid-table opponent awaited and I brought back the 4-2-3-1 that I used at Nurnberg and led to a pair of wins along with another FA Cup win which saw us through to the 5th round.

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The February 1 Analyst report really shows where we are as a club and how it impacted my January transfer signings.  We generate an average number of xG per game (1.42) but we lag behind in goals per game (1.04).  We needed players who can capitalize on their chances when they are presented to them.  The defense was a lesser concern since we are performing at a league average which is fine for right now.  The offense needed improvement.  I brought in two players.  The first is Phil Brown whose contract was going to expire at the end of the season and was on the transfer list.  Normally, I would wait for his contract to run down but we needed the help now so I paid the 11.25M to bring him in.  The other player was a player that I was kind of familiar with from Nurnberg, Tugay Ozkurt, a 20-year phenom from Turkey.  I brought him to Nurnberg as an insurance policy if Walter Gomes got poached by a bigger club.  The new Nurnberg manager never really played Ozkurt but I knew he could handle a six-month loan at the Premier League.  I have to eat all of his salary while he's here but he's definitely worth it.

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One player of note left the club.  Reserve attacking midfielder Kareem Hackett wanted to go to China to play and his departure helped fund the Phil Brown signing so off to China he went.

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2034-35 End of Season Update

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My predecessor did the group stage work.  We had a couple of come from behind wins in the knockout stages (Sporting in the Round of 16 and Valencia in the semifinals).  The final was a thing of beauty as it went to eight rounds of penalty kicks before we sneaked passed Arsenal to lift the Europa League Trophy and earn a Champions League place.

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We rebounded to finish in 6th place after a huge last matchday of the season.  We entered the last match day in 8th place.  We beat Manchester United 1-0.  Wolves lost to Stoke 2-1 and Aston Villa beat Chelsea 2-1.  We jumped from 8th to 6th and denied Manchester United the league title which went to Liverpool.  But as you can see in the table, there is a big gap to the top four for us to bridge in the coming seasons.

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A couple of wins over lesser teams in the FA Cup before we knocked out by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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A similar outcome in the League Cup.

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Tugay Ozkurt was the signing of the season as he scored 15 goals in just half of a season.  Phil Brown chipped in eight goals as well.  Center back Luis Ricardo was the Fans Player of the Season.  The midfield was nothing to write home about and will be the first place we will look to improve during the summer.

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July 1, 2035 - Who are ya?

My first real transfer window with Tottenham and I brought 13 new faces to the squad.  Some will see action right away.  Others with be send out on loan or play with the U23 for a season or two.

I'm just going to go in alphabetical order because that's the easiest way to do this with so many new players.

Abdoulaye Fofane - Free from Monaco

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A nice little 19-year old from France who has the making of being a solid rotational midfielder who can play a variety of roles.  Smart and can already see the whole field.

Abel Cantarero - 13.75M from Manchester City

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A technically sound midfielder who has a great passing ability and great first touch.  Couldn't find the field at Manchester City.  Should easily find a starting role with Tottenham this season.

Alvaro Mora - Free from San Martin de Porres

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A Peruvian center back who has some potential.  Picked up as a depth option because we lack of a lot depth at the center back position.  Will likely spend the year on loan or with the U23s.

Cidinho - 5M from Sao Paulo

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A hard working defensive-minded midfielder who doesn't offer a lot going forward but will be a great option as a half-back in a couple of seasons.  Expected to play on loan for Brighton this season.

Ignacio Barrionuevo - 7M from Boca Juniors

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One of the steals of the transfer window.  Only seven millions pounds for someone who can play all four forward positions effectively.  Should slot into the starting lineup right away.

Jared Booker - Free from Liverpool

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Another steal in the transfer window.  Couldn't find the field at Liverpool and went on loan to Porto.  Liverpool did not offer him in a new contract.  I was more than happy to offer him a contract.  Another expected starter.

Salvador Sanchez - Free from Elche

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The right side was a problem area for us last season.  Sanchez comes in and hopefully solves that problem.  At worst, he creates depth at a position where there was little depth last season.

Sebastian Jula - 10.5M from Basel

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Attacking midfield was another problem spot for us last season.  We were old and slow at that position.  Jula had a minimum release clause in his contract.  I jumped in before Basel could sign him to a new deal and raise the price on me.  Great option in attack.

Soloman Oppong - 53K from Hradec Kralove

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A goaltender brought to build some depth at the position and give us an option for the future.  Already on loan at Hiberian for the 2035-36 season.

Tugay Ozkurt - Loan from Nurnberg

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Leading goalscorer last season scoring 15 goals in just half of a season.  Comes back to us for a full season.  Best finisher on the team.  Can play both the center forward and left forward position.

Victor Renteria - 34.M from Elche

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Our big money signing for the window.  Signed after his relegation release clause with Elche got activated. Could slide into a starting role next to Jared Booker.  A great stay-at-home CB option.

Vivaldy Kayambe - Free from Barcelona

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Wanted more playing time than Barcelona wanted to give him and let his contract wind down.  Like Booker, I was waiting with contract offering him the playing time that he's looking for.  A solid midfielder who is average going forward but great in defense.

Zakhar Merkulov - Free from Zenit

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Potential future starting right-back.  Will spend this season on loan or with the U23s.

 

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Lets run the total to 14 new faces.

Abdelmalek Rharib - 29.5M from Anderlecht

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A dual-purpose player.  Can play center back in our 4-2-3-1 formation but can move to half-back when we need to defend a lead in a 4-3-3 DM formation.  Great swing player.

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3 hours ago, Jimbokav1971 said:

I really like the idea of this. It's such a change from Youth Only that I expect it to be quite liberating. 

Except the scouting. The scouting won't be liberating at all. :lol:

The scouting sucks.  I hate the scouting.

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