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FM22: York City. VNLN to the Prem!


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A horrible month on and off the pitch.  Red cards, injuries and a minimum fee release clauase.

Yep, we went into the Spurs game with no Cristiano, Manchester City decided to purchase his release clause of £47mil.  If I knew this was going to happy, I'd of never sold Coroba.  We were also without suitable replacement Cunha who was injured so Bowman and my new 18 year old to place 4th striker had to start uptop.  We were awful first half, we looked like we'd never played together before.  After 26 minutes Spurs took the lead after Solomon set up Hall from a corner.  Faria missed the ball in a massive error.  Hall returned the favour after 36 minutes after crossing in from the left and a simple tap in for Solomon.  Thomas was no where to be found.   
I changed to 4 - 3 - 3 in the 2nd half and we were much better.  Jurcec filling in a DM set up Bowman with a quality through ball after 55 minutes and we gave them a proper game, we were easily the best team in the 2nd half but we couldn't find the equaliser.

Arsenal were awful and so were we.  Torrico our new striker decided to get himself sent off after 24 minutes for an awful lunge.  Down to 10 and Doe gifts Arsenal the ball near out box.  Ezquerra sets up Delap and Arsenal take the lead after 32 minutes.  I changed it at half time and we tried but Tierney set up Marcone in the 92nd minute and that was that.  Another bad day, our confidence seemed shot since Cristiano left.

It was no better against 17th place Leicester.  I started with the 4 - 3 - 3 and my word, I made a mistake.  van den Berg put Leciester up, heading in after 15 minutes.  Jurcec playing at DM set up Dupuy this time after 36 minutes but Barnes put Leciester ahead after 40 minutes.  I went to 4  - 4 - 2 at half time.  Cunha came back from injury that day and I had to play him.  He made a massive difference.  We outplayed Leciester in the 2nd half, Bowman setting up Dupuy for his brace after 63 minutes but in the 90th minute a ball over the top and all Bowman needs to do is hit it at the net, he hits wide and we draw.  It was an absolute sitter.  We need Bowman to get his confidence back.  He's been our main man, not Cristiano!

West Ham weren't in the game, all it took was a deep cross from Gutierrez and Mir headed in to put West Ham ahead after 23 minutes and I thought, it our bad form going to contineu?  Nathan Wood had different ideas.  He won a penalty in the 34th minute with Bowman put away and in the 63rd minute headed in Ramsays corner to give us the win.  Proper performance against his former club.

Our form came back.  Bowman got himself a first half brace against Darren Ferguson's Crystal Palace.  I do love when we win against any of his teams, on this save we hate each other.  Jurcec headed in after 60 minutes from Thomas' corner.  Cunha got his first goal after finishing a lovely low cross from Kristensen after 66 minutes and after 84 minutes hit in a 28 yard freekick :eek:.  That was beautiful.

That wasn't enough for us to apologise to the York faithful.  Bowman put us ahead against Sheffield United within the first minute.  Wood headed in after 16 minutes and Jurcec headed in after 22.  Both from Thomas' corners.  Cunha hit in a loose ball after 29 minutes and Torrico played it back to Doe who was about 6 yards out to make it 5 after 82 minutes and hopefully help Doe pick up his form.

We're 2nd still but City have a game in hand.  Hopefully that's the end of the slump.




FA Cup



Tough game, I'd of been much happier with a home draw.

Carabao Cup



It's set up in the headlines isn't it?

Spilly vs Cristiano


We face City and my word do I want to beat them.


This has not gone well.

Our rep vs the market vs our players.  < What does that mean?

Because of our reputation, even though we're in Europe and look like we'll be in Europe again hasn't caught up with us.  Were not big enough to attract the calibre we actually need to bring in to compete with the players I already have here.  Most of them are far too expensive and I'm talking £70mil+ or want silly wages.  Alot of them don't even compete with the likes of Bowman and Cunha and those that do don't want to join York City... yet. 

I had a deadline day panic deal in for Suarez from Fulham but Fulham "didn't find a replacement" in the 12 hours they had, of course they didn't.  I put a late loan bid on for Lorenz Lucca but it was too late.

I've lost two Premiership strikers and i've gained


Marcos Torrico.  He's in the same mould as Bowman when he joined here.  He has potential and he's going to play, we have no choice.  We have 3 strikers for a 4 - 4 - 2 system :lol:.  Heck, I guess even Tucuna is going to have to fill in there aswell.

I didn't want to buy a striker just for the sake of it incase in the summer I can bring in better quality.  We'll see.


Oh well, atleast we have money to play with.  :lol:




Fulham are 5th in the Championship I need to point out.  I'm not sure how they didn't sign a replacement for Suarez either, they signed England U21 international Rhys Hamilton from Arsenal.  I was even tempted to buy him to replace Cristiano but Arsenal wanted far too much money for my liking.


2nd in the league, 19th in the wage table :cool:

Next Month


Atleast we don't have a game every 3/4 days next month and can relax a little bit.  Two massive games at the end of the month though!

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