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  1. I could not find this mentioned. Just head hunted from Peterborough to Crystal Palace and as part of the interview and objective set was to interact more with the media. Since I got the job I attended every interview and just after my 2nd game in charge I am called to a board meeting to explain my interactions with the press and next thing I know I am fired. I think this might be an issue but straight after this my game auto saved.
  2. Cyrus Christie is missing from the Derby County squad.
  3. Cheers pr0 It is just that I started a new game and the ban is not there.
  4. Just a small thing that I noticed during the latest update. There is no ban on Suarez.
  5. So is this update working at the moment?
  6. Whilst on the test game with Rangers I have switched to the Quickening "a" tactic and the game I switched was my worst result in the league and a 2-2 draw. I have honestly got to say that in my honest opinion this might just be there or there about if I am honest. The comments that I have is saying that the team success is all based on defence. In 20 games I have only conceded 6. The league form has been brilliant played 14 won 13 drew 1 lost 0. Goals for 33 and against 3. Currently 20 points clear of second. The key to this is the inside forwards... The false 9 is just to quiet and I would be lost without the inside forwards. I know this is just Rangers in a weak division and this should be how it goes but the movement has been spot on and the passing and to be fair in the league when someone has got a break the defenders have done their job and got back and defended. I think you are onto something quite strong here.
  7. As I have continued the Rangers test in the league we are as you would expect a beast. So far in the league player 5 won 5 Scored 10 and conceded 0 already 7 points clear. But another cup against a team in a higher league finished 0-0 but lost on pens but again dominated but could not take chances. However loving the inside forwards. Another issue is the amount of red cards but then I sacrifice the false 9 and it still seems strong.
  8. I am running a test with Glasgow Rangers. Had some interesting developments. My preseason was 6 friendlies and 4 of these were away against top teams in Holland and it ended with Won 5 Drew 1 Scored 11 Against 3. As the season kicks off my first 5 games against league Clubs and also League Cup and challenge cup we look as I would expect from Rangers really strong Won the lot Scored 10 and none against But then.... The first real test Home to Aberdeen. Obviously we were favourites and we dominated the match from start to finish and lost 2-0. What I found of interest is most of the Rangers shots were from outside the box and both of their goals were beating my keeper at the near post. I have not made any transfers, I will let you know how it progresses but it did worry me how easy they got to the near post to score and the long shots.
  9. Season 2015 - 16 - Derby County December December Results (Premier League and Capital One Cup) Premier League Manager of the Month: David Moyes (Manchester United) Player of the Month: Johnny Russell (Derby County) Young Player of the Month: Luke Shaw (Southampton) World Awards Ballon D'Or: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) World Player of the Year: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) European Golden Boy: Lucas Ocampos (Ath. Madrid) Squad Awards: Top Scorer: Johnny Russell (11), Yassine Benzia (8) Top Assists: Josh Vela (4), Johnny Russell, Will Hughes, Billy Jones (3) Top Average Rating: Johnny Russell (7.50), Will Hughes (7.33) Manager Thoughts What a great month and some serious highlights that everyone at the club can enjoy and remember like the 4-0 win against Chelsea. Never in a million years did I think that we would win like that against such a big team like Chelsea. Also we are now in the Capital One cup Semi Final. I am however a little disappointed to have lost the last two but regardless of that we are sitting second and that is incredible. I am however ruling us out of wining the title as there is no doubt how big the gap is now that David Moyes and Manchester United will be the league champions. For the first time in my time at the club we have a bit of a injury crisis as in the December programme we have lost Will Hughes, Momo Sissoko, Marcel De Jong and Josh Vela so I am short in midfield. We have a very small squad but I can announce my transfer plans for this window and that is we will be signing no one. Maybe get some loans but the reason is that the board will not release any more cash to allow us to push on however we are in advanced talks with Yassine Benzia to agree a pre contract once his loan is done and also we are in talks with Douglas from Dinamo Moscow again this would be on a Bosman so hope to announce in the January update that they have agreed pre contracts. So in January we have a match against Huddersfield in FA Cup and both Legs of the Capital One Cup Semi vs Spurs. Also in January we have the match against Man Utd in the League so that will be a bench mark for me. This is going to be a good and interesting month that I am looking forward to.
  10. Season 2015 - 16 - Derby County November November Results (Premier League) Premier League Manager of the Month: David Moyes (Manchester United) Player of the Month: Benedikt Howedes (Manchester City) Young Player of the Month: Karim Rekik (Everton) Squad Records Top Scorer: Yassine Benzia, Will Hughes, Billy McKay (4), Johnny Russell, Billy Jones (3) Top Assists: Josh Vela, Daniel Ayala, Billy Jones (2), 10 Players (1) Top Average Ratings: Joe Bennett (7.30), Billy Jones (7.26), Will Hughes (7.25) Manager Thoughts Well I set my team the challenge of 4 points for the month of November and they exceeded that with picking up 6 points and yes we lost to Man City but better teams than us will lose there and we only lost 1-0 so something to be very proud of and a exceptional result in the overall scheme. Also a huge 1-0 against high flying West Brom was also something to impress. December sees a battle with high flying Chelsea and the return of the capital one cup. December is a very important month that could leave you there or there about's and give you a idea what the second half of the season will be like. No points total just make sure you pick up points this is a hard and important / significant month.
  11. Season 2015 - 16 - Derby County October October Results (Premier League and Capital One Cup) Premier League Manager of the Month: David Moyes (Man Utd) Player of the Month: Javier Pastore (Man Utd) Young Player of the Month: Yassine Benzia (Derby) Squad Records: Top Scorer: Yassine Benzia, Will Hughes, Billy McKay (4), Billy Jones (3) Top Assists: Josh Vela, Daniel Ayala (2), 9 Players (2) Top Rating: Will Hughes (7.35), Daniel Ayala (7.32) Manager Thoughts: All in all a great solid month inc the 5-1 v Swansea and to good Away wins against Cardiff and Arsenal but it is clear that Arsenal are on a slide. I am pleased that goals are coming all around and also assists and we now look like a decent controlled unit which I can be very proud of. We are still on a roll in the Capital One Cup. We are sitting nice in 9th and that is something pleasing and now I need to keep that rolling on in the next month. November we see matches against West Brom, Manchester City and Crystal Palace this is a challenge of a month and I would be pleased and be very proud to pick up 4 points yes not very ambitious but that keeps us rolling. I just want us to carry on the fine form and lets see what happens. Also I will be surprised that unless Arsenal turn their form around than that might be a job up for grabs. Oh By the way..... Rams 1 - Gunners 0 Sounds good to me.
  12. Season 2015 - 16 - Derby County September September Results (Premier League and Capital One Cup) Premier League Manager of the Month: David Moyes (Manchester United) Player of the Month: Nikica Jelavic (Newcastle) Young Player of the Month: Will Hughes (Derby County) Squad Addition Joe Bennett: Just picked up a few knocks and needed someone who could add to the squad on the cheap and I think that he will be a excellent addition to my squad. Squad Records Top Scorer: Billy McKay (4), Will Hughes (3) Top Assists: Josh Vela (2) Top Average Rating: Will Hughes (7.44), Mohamed Sissoko (7.29) Manager Thoughts First of all big congratulations go to Will Hughes who is now a England International winning his first cap for England. However looking at the month as a whole in the league 4 points from a potential 9 is not bad as it is clear to me that this season will be a struggle and every point will be very important to the club as it looks like the second season will be a difficult one. Also still looking at the Capital One Cup and we survived a very difficult tie at Boro that went to extra time. Sitting in 13th is more than acceptable to me as we are still in reach of the 10th spot of last season. In the Cup we get a tie in the next round against Ipswich but we need to continue to pick up points and keep ourselves away from the relegation zone.
  13. Season 2015-16 - Derby County August August Results (Premier League and Capital One Cup) Premier League Table Manager of the Month: Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) Player of the Month: Chrisitian Benteke (Liverpool) Young Player of the Month: John Stones (Everton) Squad Records Top Scorer: Billy McKay (3), Will Hughes (2) Top Assists: Johnny Russell, Josh Vela, Kieron Freeman, Billy Jones (1) Top Average Rating: Will Hughes (7.70), Billy McKay (7.53) Manager Thoughts So then not a spectacular start to the season but to be fair it has been Ok as we have got a win in the league under our belt and we are also away in the capital one cup. I would be lying if I did not say I was slightly disappointed not to have more points under my belt but lets progress as there is not much else to say about this month.
  14. Season 2015-16 - Derby County Pre Season Pre Season Results Squad Before I talk about the signings that I have made I just want to announce the arrival of my new Director of Football. To be fair I have always been happy with my Director of Football but.... When people like this become available ..... and want to join you then there is no point not attempting to appoint them... The objective is to improve.... Derby County Welcomes its new Director of Football.... Leonardo Onto the other new signings to my first team Adam Le Fondre - A natural goal scorer who seems to have done it at whatever club he has been at and he give me other options and a little more depth to allow me rotation of my strikers. Yassine Benzia - A talented young striker who I was able to secure on loan and who if he takes off the way I think he will and settles at the club I would hope that once groomed then I might be able to sign him full time. Daniel Ayala - With Man Utd deciding that Keane is not being loaned again I needed to bring in another top draw defender and for me that is what I have done and he makes us stronger. Manager Thoughts Ok first things first I have signed a new 3 year contract with Derby also with the club making a very good profit last season. So then lets talk about pre season I am really happy with my three signings and obviously my new DoF and I have replaced my whole scouting team. I know I had a very easy pre season but I wanted fitness and confidence and I think I did that but two results really stood out they were the fantastic win against Dortmund and the battling draw against Leverkusen. I have bought a couple of youngsters who could become world beaters but I will talk about them at the end of the transfer window but I might give them run outs in the cup where we start off against Charlton at Home. So then lets get this season rocking and rolling.
  15. Season 2015 - 16 - Derby County Start of Season Season Expectations New Sponsorship Manager Thoughts All in all last season was a good season to finish in tenth and more important than that so major victories like the last day of the season away at Old Trafford. However all that means nothing if we get hit by second season syndrome. My objective this season are simple 1) Stay up, 2) If possible do better than last season. This is simple because I want a established Premier league team and not a yo yo team. I want a team here that when I leave will be strong enough to stand on its own and maybe be the next big club. The first step of this was completed this summer with the paying off of our debt so we are now debt free and all the money we make is ours. Also I am pleased to announce that Derby have agreed a partnership with Hamilton. I will also be spending pre season looking at my backroom team as I am disappointed at the lack of youngsters coming through and it needs to be addressed. We also have a nice tour of USA ahead of me so I think I have a busy and important pre season.