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  1. That was my thought to be honest, however I was unsure as to if the budget would carry over the following season?
  2. Morning all, After a season and a half managing Oxford United (promotion first season, struggled second season, around 17th in December), I was offered the Norwich job in the Championship. They were sat just above the relegation zone somehow, with a team as follows: GK: Ruddy DR: Gamboa DC: Okore DC: Matthew Connolly DL: Olsson DM: Tettey DM: Mulumbu AMR: Joel Campbell AML: Brady AMC: Howson SC: Charlie Austin (!) As you would expect, we managed to do well the second half of the season and finished 11th, 6 points off the play offs which seems like a good finish however it was disappointing that I took over so low and won so many games but still couldn't even manage the play offs. Obviously, a large proportion of the players wanted to leave and had hefty "Non-Promotion" release clauses, and a lot of players left. Coupled with a hefty £22m transfer budget the following season, I currently have £35m in transfer budget available after making a few purchases, and the team currently looks as follows: GK: Ruddy DR: Gamboa DC: Okore DC: Matthew Connolly DL: Olsson DM: Tettey DM: Conor Mcgrandles CM: Howson AMC: Zach Clough SC: Van Wolfswinkel SC: Jacob Murphy Obviously Clough can play up top as well however I would like to strengthen the squad and you would think with £35m to spend this would be easy however nobody seems to want to drop to the Championship... Any thoughts?
  3. Dependent on your budget but personally would be a no from me.
  4. Had a good read of this thread... great achievement on the total domination.
  5. With Wolves, I obtained promotion first season, with Afobe and Dicko both scoring well. Managed to finish 11th second season, with big wins over Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea - I actually struggled against the "lesser" teams. I managed to get £18m for Batth (couldn't turn that down), currently looking for a solid goalscoring CF. I'll put a full screenshot of my team up later!
  6. Agreed on this - regardless of sentiment if there is a youngster ready for the first team, they almost always get the chance ahead of the 30+.
  7. SI must be doing something right if people can complain about this
  8. Loving this thread by the way. Particularly the Fulham days, think I might need to start a Championship save!
  9. All good so far... 4th in the Prem, joint top in the CL after 7 points from 3 games. Rhodes the star performer.
  10. As said above, best starting with Heavy training and see who complains from there.
  11. I think if we're talking purely how competitive a league is, I'd say BBVA & the EPL are somewhere near the bottom. I.e. in the Premier League, (at least to start with) no more than 3 or 4 teams are likely to challenge, and in the BBVA, no more than 2. Scandinavian leagues provide the most competitive leagues IMO.
  12. Into second season with Everton, having scraped 4th Place in the First Season - was sitting 1st/2nd for large parts of the season but injuries and form let me down and we did well to win our final two games to secure 4th. Made some decent signings over the summer, such as Bojan & Jordan Rhodes. Nemanja Matic has also been signed on loan. Also signed Vlaar and Zuculini in the first season, and the team is looking like this: -----------------------Howard------------------------ --Coleman------Vlaar--------Jagielka------Baines---- ----------------Matic-----------McCarthy-------------- ---Mirallas------------Barkley---------------Bojan------ ------------------------Rhodes---------------------------- Good backup with Pienaar, Osman and Zuculini, with Cornelius my backup centre forward. Trying to offload Naismith if I possibly can. We qualified (due to our 4th position) for the 4th Qualifying Round of the Champions League as an unseeded team and were drew against Valencia. The first leg was away at the Mestalla, where we somehow pulled off a great 3-1 win, with Rhodes getting two which put us in the driving seat for the away leg. Following this, we beat champions Chelsea 2-1 with Rhodes bagging two more to add to his tally. The second leg followed, and a poor start meant we were 2-0 down at Half Time, at which point it looked all over. We scored soon into the second half, Mirallas with the goal. At this stage, it was 4-3 in our favour on aggregate. The hammer blow was a sending off for Seamus Coleman who hacked down Jonas in the box with 10 minutes to go, resulting in a penalty for the away team. Jonas stepped up to take it, and Tim Howard saved it! At this time, I took Barkley off for Stones, to fill the void left by Coleman. I also changed the mentality from Standard to Defensive which somehow resulted in us winning two successive corners, the second of which was met by Vlaar in the 90th Minute to seal the aggregate victory and make it 2-2 on the night. Really pleased with this result, and particularly as the Group Stage draw has resulted in us being drawn with first seeds Benfica, and second seeds Marseille (along with another side who I forget!). I really think we could get out of this group stage if I can keep Rhodes and Mirallas fit, along with Vlaar and Jagielka. Having signed Aaron Cresswell and having Bryan Oviedo as backup, I am considering get rid of Baines if a decent offer is received. Onwards and upwards!
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