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    Originally from Mansfield, now reside in Rotherham.

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  1. 😂 I have a feeling we won’t be in Australia much longer.
  2. Fulham/Mexico Premier League/North American Nations League November 2031 We are in a good place at the moment. I'm not even thinking about relegation. We just need to keep winning to keep the pressure on that top 6/7. Only the 1 home game this month so it's going to be tricky. Hopefully we can wrap up Euro Cup II qualification and dent Benfica's chances of getting through. Southampton away starts the month. They are struggling but despite the win over Swansea I'm still not convinced by our away form. Guess I'm just waiting and expecting the bubble to burst. Woooooo! You know what that means... It's nearly 9m well spent! Things are looking good with facilities. Is there any poinr increasing the Data Analysis Facilities? He also wins Young Player of the Month. Great effort by him. I think he could be a monster of a player. "Lol watch me injury one of your players out of nothing" - FM (probably) Massively let down by the strikers not for the first time, second time, third time etc. Their keeper won MotM but we should have taken one of the chances we created. 3 strikers had a go and all of them were absolutely useless. I'm starting to think I need to spend money on a new one, and the cycle continues! Molde away next in Europe. A win will see us through, I'm more intersted in what happens in the other game. Absolutely you can start more games and it has nothing to do with losing my first choice for 2-3 months....honest! First goal we have conceded in this competition but it didn't matter much in the end. Good result. Job well done. Benfica drew again! Meaning if we beat them there's a good chance we could knock them out. International Break time so we switch to Mexico. Still Instant Resulting. Our first proper test. We host Switzerland in a friendly. Even game fair result. No longer 100% but still unbeaten at least. Well its hardly a surprise but yay. Didn't need to play game 4. Here it is anyway. No sweat. Trinidad relegated we advance to the Semi Final. Whenever that may be. Straight back to Fulham now and Newcastle in our only home game. No pressure then! Brilliant result. Newcastle did what we normally do and failed to take their chances. Adjas is the only striker at the moment who is showing any signs of life going forward. Benfica away next. It means nothing we are through as group winners but it would be sweet if we could beat them and help to knock them out at this stage. Potentially make things easier for us going forward. I decided to make changes still. I need to believe we can beat anybody over 2 legs. I need to keep players fit and healthy rather than risk them in a meaningless game. Good point in the end. We were probably second best and hanging on in bits. It will come down to the final game. The Romanian team can't get through anymore so no reason to let them win. If Molde beat Benfica in Norway then they will go through. Otherwise Benfica will limp through. One more game this month, Chelsea away. Oh well we know how this is going to go. We were second best throughout. Probably the worst we have played to be honest. League table looks like this... We have been distanced a little bit but the only games we have lost this season have been Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea all away from home. I'm happy.
  3. I was unaware of this, I was just going by the Rules page of the competition. That's brilliant either way and an even bigger incentive to winning the thing! Thanks for letting me know!
  4. I think it should all come to whoever is in charge at the time. If that person doesn't want to manage in a certain country or a certain team then they shouldn't be forced. For example I'm a Rangers fan so if we were in charge of Celtic you bet you're ass I'd be getting out of there ASAP.
  5. Fulham/Mexico Premier League/North American Nations League October 2031 Tricky month in the league broken up by Euro Cup games. We start with a big game in Europe. Win this and we will be favourites to progress to the next round. 3 changes have been made from the side who beat Villa. I want to make sure a few of the bench players get some starts as I don't really want to be losing them so need to keep them happy. Straightforward easy win. Still no striker scoring which is worrying. Arsenal away next. We have only lost games this season away to the big boys so can't really grumble to much. Would love to get something against either Arsenal or United but don't fancy it! An International Break would split these games up as well. I'm showing the stats on these away losses to the big boys because I want to show that although the results aren't going our way we are sticking with teams! Liverpool, City, Arsenal I feel all 3 of these games could have gone either way. We aren't far off getting the results on a consistent basis, we are just massively missing some strikers. Just for a chance eh! There we go. Mexico time now. We start with a friendly against Egypt. I will be rocking with Instant Results. Well I've had worst results. Onto the actual competitive fixture now. Trinidad and Tobago away, I'm expecting another big win. Almost in the bag. Not the hardest of starts to my Mexican adventure. Onto United now. I'm at home so that's good but I just don't feel like we are getting the rub of the green. Well I helped with 3 of them! Now that's what I'm talking about! This only tells half the story. United had 2 goals disallowed and we missed a penalty. Adjas with the chance to get his hattrick, he also hit the post. Huge win, fantastic performance and honestly I think if we can keep going we could seriously challenge for the Top 7 again. I will admit with the 2 goals chalked off, we finally had some rub of the green. Back to Europe now. If we win (which we should) we will be at least 5 points clear of the chasing pack but honestly it will be 8 and then surely top of the group will be ours thanks to our big win over Benfica. Quite a few changes made, I'm fairly confident the fringe players will get the job done here. Job done. It took the big boys to come on to seal the game but they did and that will do me. The Romanian side get a huge draw against Benfica. If I can help to knock them out at the group stage by purposely letting them beat me then I will. It would be great getting a big boy out the competition this early. Long way to go yet though. I think we are pretty much through though. Swansea away wraps up the month. If we can get through this month with only the loss away to Arsenal then it would be a brilliant achievement. Good solid win away from home. Historically its the away form that has let us down so this was pleasing. It means the table looks like this... I would say we are right where we want to be. We are only 5 points off the top 4 at the moment although that is a bit ambitious. Lets stick with 2 points off top 6 which would be a Europa League place.
  6. Soooo close! Am absolutely gutted for you and the team! Starting to think we are cursed!
  7. I’ve got enough salt for a lifetime of chips.
  8. Fulham/Mexico Premier League/North American Nations League September 2031 Started this post but accidentally closed it so heres a quick recap. 2 Mexican games. Both a piece of cake. We are as good as through I would say. You'll notice the change of skin. That's because I used Instant Result. I will do for friendlies and that competition. But I'll play Gold Cup and World Cup. It's just a nice thing to have without it taking way to much time! Now back to domestic issues. We play in 3 different competitions this month which is what I like to see. The only away game is a throw away game while I want to think we can win out the rest of the month. Would love a win over Benfica show we mean business. But first up its away to City. We played well against Liverpool there's no reason to think we can't do the same against City. Getting Goddamn sick of this now!!! 1) This game was epic all the way up until the Red Card. I haven't changed the tactics at all so why the hell all the red cards suddenly. Too make this even more annoying is I had both CM on a yellow, I took one off and 2 minutes later Ibanez gets himself sent off the absolute *****. 2) We had a goal chalked off to go 4-3 up, nice bit of luck there. 3) ANOTHER penalty. Once again I haven't changed the tactic in the slightest so what the hell is going on! Rant over. Benfica in the Euro Cup II (yes I know its called the Conference League in real life but its not in this game so I'm going to call it the Euro Cup II). Would be nice to get off to a good start in the group stage but we can't lose our heads if we don't. Stunning result. To tell you just how dominating we were their keeper was MotM. He didn't save a penalty or anything like that he just finished with a 9.0 despite conceding 3 goals. Half a million for winning that meaning we could come out the Group Stage 3m richer. Wouldn't say no! We just need to replicate the Euro Cup II results in the league now. Wolves at home next. Winnable game. Always good to see! Good win. Hard fought but good. I think we are starting to turn a corner. I'm not worried about relegation lets put it that way. Spurs in the cup next. Its our 3rd game in 6 days so it will all come down to fitness as to what team I'll be putting out. We are looking a bit thin on the ground thanks to suspensions. Don't fancy our chances. We missed 4 penalties in a row. Feel like this season has just been laughing at me so far. We should have won it in 90 minutes but at the moment not a single 1 of my 4 strikers could buy a goal when it mattered. I hate the new rule with the League Cup. It should be Extra Time at least. We have lost on penalties 3 out of the last 4 season and I'm getting absolutely sick of it. Don't worry you won't be. As far as I'm aware winning the Euro Cup II doesn't get you a European spot next season so we have to win the FA Cup now or finish Top 7...I think we need to enjoy our European adventure because I can't see another one. One more game this month and we are at Home to Villa. We better bloody win it. Another game where we couldn't put them away but we got away with it this time. We need to be better going forward! It means after a not bad month in the league the table looks like this... We are heading in the right direction. That's all that matters.
  9. Fulham Premier League August 2031 We have a real chance to hit the ground running as we start with back to back games against newly promoted sides. We will have one eye on Europe though. Despite not being in Europe for a long time Fulham will be seeded for the final Qualifying Round. I think on paper Rosenborg would be easier. I expected it to be teams I've never heard of. Not going to lie! On paper we could get off to a great start this season. Football isn't played on paper so we will have to see what happens. So we start the season at home to Brighton. I've yet to win a Premier League opening fixture so 3rd time lucky eh! My starting line up will look like this. Once again on paper its better than last season. (Arranz is injured at the moment so he will be replaced by the new signing). Slavia Prague won 3-1 at home in the first leg so they have one foot in the next round to face us. Snapshot of frustration. Dominated from start to finish and still couldn't win. We were so comfortable during this game it was laughable yet we couldn't find the net. This needs to improve. So goddamn frustrating. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt because its the first game of the season but Jesus I'm angry. You can f*** off as well. Nice pointless 10 day gap between games isn't ideal when you have waited all preseason to get started! Bournemouth away next. If we play like we did in the opening game but actually take our chances then this should be a walk in the park. 1-1 draw was enough to see Slavia Prague through. Another 3 points thrown away, this time down to a stupid 2 footed lunge in the box. Absolutely stupid. We should be looking at 6 points but instead its 2 and with Liverpool away next it will stay at 2. Horrible start when I started this season with some more confidence and ambition. We dip our toe in Europe next and I'm just sat here thinking what can go wrong this time. Good win. Could have been more but should be enough to see us through! Liverpool at Anfield next. Chalk up a nice loss. I think we need to be happy with midtable this season. Last season's 7th place was brilliant but this season lets just get mid-table and give the cups a good go! First game after a European tie, lets see how those tired legs go. Once again I'm at a loss. We gave as good as we got and yet still lost 3-1 and oh look 2 penalties. I swear if we didn't have bad luck we would have no luck. If we carry on playing like we have done so far this season I will not be worried at all but we need to start turning these performances into wins. Second leg in Europe next and I'm going to take a gamble and assume the tie is won. I'm going to rotate. Bit of a crap Carabao Cup draw but at least we are at home. Want to give the cups a real go this season, I want silverware. Only 3 players start who also started the Liverpool game. That's more like it. Horrible attendance though. Ok that's better than I expected. Obviously gutted to get Benfica at this stage but its a good test. We should still be finishing top 2 in this group. We have one more game to finish this tough month. Home to West Ham who are pointless at the moment. We really need to win this game. 1-0 down and down to 10 men I feared the worse but that was a brilliant performance. Brilliant come back and shows what can happen when we play well and take chances. It means after a mixed month the early league table looks like this... If we had that luck we could be 3rd with 10 points. Instead we are 11th with 5. Lets build on this start. I think once this team gels together it will be brilliant.
  10. There are a couple of teams I'm very weary about but I should go far, if the draws are kind. I figure now the save has changed direction why not go International. Truth be told I'm enjoying this save but I'm getting the familiar itch for a new save!
  11. Fulham Pre-Season 2031-32 We start with a new contract. A new 5 year deal. I had to knock the wages down a bit to get the extra year but it could be worth it. (As mentioned before) You might notice I didn't do a London Club round-up. I think we are all in agreement that part of this save has gone. I will now see how far I can take Fulham and then see what happens. I have a plan for the WBL position. Ive got my eye on somebody I hope is going to be free for loan. If he is he will be perfect to fill in the gap. I did what I could regarding the London Cup... Chelsea are always free but it was slim pickings for the rest! Soon that will be even higher! Looking forward to hearing about the Stadium but not looking forward to see how much its going to cost! Luckily apart from the odd purchase I'm happy with this side for the forseeable. A nice varied Pre-Season lay in wait. One more player in and I think this will be the final one for the season. For 3.5m he will prove cover for the WBL position. Not going to be pulling up any trees. But we have a European competition this season and rotation could be key. Gary Riley, our now 3rd choice keeper is sold for 1.2m. I payed 1.4m and he played 1 game conceding 2 goals against Newcastle on opening day. He cost me roughly 100k per goal conceded. Oh well eh. Occasionally something will surprise you. I was looking at Bogel to see how much I paid for him and it seems I'm not the only one who forked out... He's had a total of 153m spent on him. His best season by far was with me last season. I bought what I thought was a replacement but he just might keep the starting spot. Because this is no longer strictly London based I took the opportunity to go globetrotting! I want to actually win something this save and Mexico gives me a great opportunity to do just that. They were knocked out of the most recent World Cup in the Quarter Final by Brazil and knocked out of the recent Gold Cup in the Semi FInal by USA. I will obviously be looking to win that competition before leaving. I don't plan on winning the World Cup but I want to go as far as possible! The tour of China was certainly eventful. Annoyed to lose that game because we dominated for 90 minutes and made 2 stupid errors. Up next was the London Cup. Were we finally going to get our hands on the trophy we created? Well we started off only putting 8 past AC London which didn't fill me with confidence. That's good because it was embarrasing us not even hold the attendance record for our own cup. We did it! We finally did it! Beating Chelsea 3-2 in game 2 set us up with a chance against AFC Wimbledon which we took. Delighted. One day I'm hoping I can get Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea all at the same time but for now I'm happy we finally won it. Oh yeah! Hopefully this will only increase with the new Stadium. Couple more friendlies then we are ready for the new season. We are predicted to finish 4th bottom. We were predicted to finish bottom last season. So technically we shouldm be pushing for a Champions League place this season Last year not even a thought this year he actually has some odds. I'm hoping this is the season we get a top goalscorer. Nobody close to winning Best Player and that's one thing I can agree with! I am doing all I can to bring extra money into the club. Feels good that even after all the money spent we have 53m in the bank and hopefully that will just steadily increase throughout the year. So with the new season on the horizon lets look at projections for the season... We are predicted to struggle again. This season could go one of two ways. We could prove that last season wasn't a fluke or we could really bomb. The squad as a whole is better than last season so fingers crossed its the former. I'm happy with the squad and how young it is. I don't feel the need to buy anybody else for a few seasons so might just let that bank balance increase for the time being. I am worried about the new stadium and what that will do to the finances. First time we have taken part in this bad boy! Good win over Valencia to finish Pre-Season. Next up...the Premier League.
  12. I mentioned in the post I’ve started about preseason that this is pretty much a “see how far I can take Fulham and see what happens” save now. No more London updates. Everybody said it was impossible. I knew it was as well but it was worth an effort. The important thing is I’m really enjoying it at the moment.
  13. Fulham Off Season For the first time since I took over... We are debt free....bring on the new stadium! I've also increased these to World for the first time since I took over. Should have done it sooner. Finances are looking very healthy at the moment. I'm really delighted we got to the Euro Cup II (Conference League). I think its a European Competition we actually have a chance of winning. I will be taking it very seriously. I don't think we will be in a position next season were we will struggle to stay up. That being said I don't think it will go as well as this season has gone. Transfer season is already well under way. I'm looking to bring in 4 new faces. 1 already on their way, 2 already identified and 1 unknown person just know I need to strengthen the position. I've got the money to bring in the 2 I want to. I'm looking to sell Ledesma who has been nothing short of a flop. He's worth 12.5m. 2 jokers came in and big 4m. Absolutely not! Matt Shepherd is also on the chopping block. I still want a new keeper but at the moment there isn't anybody out there who wants to come who will be an improvement. For now Dan Cole will have to do. Lucas Torres comes to us from Everton. He's not the most expensive player the club has ever bought. His arrival means we should now be sorted in CM for the best part of a decade. Julian Collins comes in for a much more modest 4.7m. I think on paper he would be great and only 23 hopefully can improve. Once again it means we don't need to worry about strikers for the best part of a decade. I want a WBL but I don't want to pay through the nose for one, they would come to either improve or add depth. WBL and GK are the 2 positions I'm worried about now. The rest I think we are fine of the foreseeable. Matt Shepard goes to 3m. Not my best piece of business bringing him in but he served a purpose. Ledesma goes for 6.5m a fraction of what he's worth but actually a bit of profit. He scored 3 goals in 30 apperances for us. Clinical. Ok I know what I said about the keeper situation but here we go... 16.25m got me this guy. He's a massive improvement on Dan Cole. As you can see its not even close. I should hope so! 4 new players have come in with 2 leaving and possibly a 3rd. I'm happy with the squad apart from that tricky WBL position. That's the position that will have to wait another season, unless something falls into my lap for cheap. This wasn't a surprise. In fact I demand I win manager of the year! Sexy sexy money! Expectations are there for this season. I'm happy to go along with this. No pressure in the Euro Cup II! They asked if I wanted to increase the Head of Youth Development wage budget. I said (jokingly) no give me a new contract). Alrighty then. Onto Preseason!
  14. Proof if it were needed... Newcastle lost the cup final 1-0.
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