The jouney continues, 3st season done
Even if we could not manage another league title last year, another win in Coupe de France almost saved our season, but we need to improve this significantly
This year must be more accomplished
I'm still using my 4-2-3-1, this year i tweaked a liitle bit more my CB's area
Good money incoming for second choices
I could never get the best of ORIGI last year, and i nver considered him as a first choice, considering i got him on a free that's the reason why this money was too good to refuse, i have to pay a good part of his wages indeed
MORENO spent a very solid season with me, unfortunately he's been injured quite a lot in the first part of the season and most of all i had 3 Left backs in the first team at the the beginning of this season, so i could easily sell him to my dear chinese friends for so little money, was a freebie as well
FISCHER had been sent out on loan to Lazio last season where he played average, i'm already covered with a far better option (DANI OLMO) so i'm glad Bournemouth splashes the cash for this player paid less than 5M€
On a side note SANSON had been sent out on a loan to Newcastle with a 29M€ mandatory option to buy
Can't be seen on the screen but STROOTMAN will join Juventus in July for 30M€, the move was already agreed in January, did not play a game after his knee injury, and get another hip injury afterwards, spent the rest of the season in the B team after being sold
Surprisingly RAJKOVIC was running out of contract, but i don't rate him much this year, just took it to make business because he was on really low wages, will be loaned and sell, did not have a single game with me
ARP moves was already agreed from last season, i now have two real finishers upfront, has a great potential to be developed !
TORREIRA was not even transfer listed, but barely played for Arsenal, happy to spend so "few" for this quality according me
RAHMAN on a free from Chelsea had been a superb coup, he was not intended to be 1st choice for the spot, but put everybody on the bench, low wages as well, solid signing
BAKAYOKO brought on loan from Chelsea for 30% of his original wages and a buyout clause of less than 18M€, was transfer listed, good HG option for my midfield
GUENDOUZI was brought in just to add depth, barely get a game
MBABU is another really good surprise, Barcelona spent big to get him previously, but was unable to sell him, bargain price here for my new #1 choice at RB, big wages here indeed, but worth it
STERLING (newgen) is a colombian wonderkid, hopefully, midfielder
POLITANO from Sassuolo is also joining me on a free next summer, quality IF, and my only freebie this year
The objective this year is to get the trophy back in Marseille
Challenging run ! But we made it !!
A 3 horses race from the start of the season, could not manage a single win against Monaco (loss away and draw home) while i trash them in Coupe de France, beated PSG home and away (in cup)
Really impressed by my defensive records, 18 goals is really few while getting the best attacking records depsite an incredible PSG attacking army (Dybala, Mbappé, Cavani, Neymar, Zivkovic, Under, Pavon...)
On my side VARGAS and DANI OLMO were brilliant, the whole team averaging above 7
As always, got this "FM" loss against Nimes away, who were #20 at the time...
In and out was a pretty exciting season and i'm quite happy that i have serious contenders to compete with
PSG buying madness is still there, just bought Arthur from Barca for the upcoming season
Coupe de la Ligue is definitely not our competition, no final in 3 seasons, my journey stopped against Reims in semi's, which had a spanish tycoon takeover and now can spend more than expected on the transfer market
On the other hand Coupe de France is definitely our favorite competition, after beating PSG away 1-0 with an injury time goal, and trashed 3-0 Monaco home, we now can face Strasbourg to make our first doublé !
It was really really close from a huge disappointment
Despite TONALI madness being sent off at the 19th minute we managed to grab this title at the very last minute of the extra time, would have lost on pens otherwsie like usual this year
First doublé on our shelves !
What a shi**y run !!
2 awfuls draws against SLB and Brugge (the most incredible one)
Being trashed 8-1 (!!!!) at City with 2 players sent off
We'll see an european spring, but with the kids this time...
Hope we'll get someting good in the end
But it's unacceptable to fail in the group stage, my objective next season for sure
I m'quite happy to discover that i'm not alone in Europa League, ManU, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Milan and Barcelona are aslo there
The french side Toulouse was just a warm up for my B team
Then, we obviously had to face the Spanish champion Madrid, as usual in big games, we missed our classical pen away
End of the story in Europe
What an horrendous run
I know where i have to improve next season
In Europe ManCity, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus are again all top of the League for a back to back title, total dominance for EPL teams in Europe as Liverpool won the Champions League as well
Hopefully next season we will be able to get our first back to back league title, and we really need to do something in Europe !!