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  1. 2021-2022 H1 With the confidence gained from pre-season and already some silverware in the pocket, we kicked off the '21-22 season with a tough opener at Anfield. A very mature performance from us and it looked like Starboy Saka would be the matchwinner, until we conceded a penalty in the 86th minute and 90+6 min. Luckily Donnarumma stopped the 2nd one; 1-1. A little disappointed as we could've win it, but in the end I can live with the result esp. after the chaotic end of the game. After a convincing opening of the season at the Emirates against Fulham (4-1, incl. a debut goal from Draxl
  2. A Busy Summer While the boys were enjoying the beaches, visiting the Burj Khalifa and private zoos in Dubai I had to re-shape our squad. With a huge focus on the depth of the squad. It was hard to remain patient as there are always interesting players transfer listed for cheap prices throughout the summer. And after Fabrizio Romano confirmed the here-we-go for Ødegaard (€104m), our top priority, we had to sell first. And the majority I wanted to sell would only arrive in July after finishing their loan spells.. IN: - Martin Ødegaard - Real Madrid - €104m - Ousmane Dembélé -
  3. Thanks mate! I agree, it could've been worse. It was a busy summer, will share an update asap 👍
  4. April - May After starting April with 3 points at Villa Park we dropped 3 expensive points at Brighton (2-0). Due to back-to-back winst against Newcastle and Leeds and the competition dropping some points too, we finished April still at the top of the table. 2 tough matches against AC Milan saw us getting through to the Europa League semi's. However, Saka and Lacazette picked up injuries and were practically both out until the end of the season, a huge blow. In the meantime we had an absolute crazy FA Cup semi final against Chelsea; 2-0 up with just 2 mins to go before Pulisic levelled in
  5. January - March Started Jan with some free signings (Draxler and Otávio), who will both arrive in summer. As I currently have 4 players on loan and am not sure what my budget will be next season, it's good to deepen the squad with them. Chambers and Martinelli both left on loan (to Everton and Schalke). We opened the new year with an absolute cracker against Liverpool; 4-3. Pépé once again showed his skills when coming off the bench, scoring 2 goals. If there's one team in FM I don't want to have back-to-back away matches against it's City, but after a 2-0 loss in the Carabao semi's
  6. Lovely, thanks mate! I'm going ahead and will offer him a contract to join The Gunners and cash in on Leno
  7. November & December What a season so far! Nov started with winning the NLD at ***** Hart Lane (0-1) followed by a very convincing performance of the subs against Molde before Pépé and Saka fired up the Emirates in the finals mins of the game against Chelsea (2-0). London is Red! After back-to-back wins vs. Villa and Molde we lost for the first time in the PL against City. I slightly changed tactics playing direct counter attack style with Partey as DM and Ødegaard next to Xhaka. We were unlucky to get behind after conceding a penalty after which Torres ended my hopes on a point 10 min
  8. How's Donnarumma doing so far? I'm doubting a lot to sign him on a fee on my Arsenal save. Normally I would sign him, but Leno has been really outstanding. On the other hand Donnarumma will only get better of course and is free which means I can generate some cash with selling Leno. Doubting a lot..
  9. September & October Really pleased with our start of the season! After a weak pre-season and loss in the Community Shield I organized a friendly vs. Chesterfield to build the morale. Maybe it helped as I had a very convincing PL debut at The Hawthorns with Auba and Laca on fire and a debut goal of Gabriel (0-5). Back-to-back wins in the Carabao Cup 3rd and 4th round in which the subs impressed, esp. Pépé with a hattrick agains Brentford. In between those matches a decent win at the King Power Stadium, we absolutely dominated but still conceded 2 goals. For some reason Leicester is alw
  10. It's that time again. Taking control of the club I love so much and started supporting after the legendary Nwankwo Kanu moved to Arsenal back in 1999. After the glory years it has been hard, we all know it. I truly believe we could perform so much better if managed well - or at least managed better than previous years. Not sure what to expect of season 1, in previous editions always had a mediocre first season and the squad hasn't really improved to my opinion. Aiming for a top 4 spot and I want to win the Europa League. We are true cup fighters, so every season we should aim at bringing
  11. 3rd and final season: - Winner Eredivisie - Undefeated! - Winner KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup) - Winner Johan Cruijff Schaal (Super Cup) - Champions League semi-finalists (City again..) We started the season by winning the Super Cup with 8-1 against AZ, with Malen scoring 5 goals. A performance that would be characteristic for his season; 43 goals in 41 matches. Very delighted to have become undefeated champions in de Eredivisie. New players like Camavinga (58m) and Koulibaly (40m) turned out to be the stars of the 3rd season. Unfortunately I didn't win the CL. Af
  12. Finished my 2nd season: - Winner Eredivisie - Winner KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup) - Winner Johan Cruijff Schaal (Super Cup) - Champions League finalists Almost a perfect season. We won all domestic prices, I hoped to become the Dutch Invincibles but our undefeated streak in the Eredivisie ended in March when we lost 2-1 at FC Twente (only game we lost in the Eredivisie). We beat PSV very easily with 4-1 in the Super Cup and 3-1 in the Cup final with their starboy, Malen, back to where he belongs; in an Ajax shirt. We had a magnificent CL campaign. Group leaders a
  13. Are you able to share a screenshot of Gabriel Menino's stats and career history? Looking at potentially buying him in my Ajax save. And do you usually play him as CM or RB?
  14. First season results: - Winner Eredivisie - Winner KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup) - Champions League: defeated in quarter finals by Bayern Munich Eredivisie The complete top 4 played went head to head for almost the complete season, really nice to see the others performing better than in previous FMs. Antony has been an absolute beast scoring 27 goals in 44 matches. Vínicius Júnior was unstoppable and Yazici an absolute bargain with with 10 goals and 15 assists of which 9 of 10 goals were absolute crackers. I've read it in another blog as well, but Lassina Tra
  15. Hello everyone, After playing FM (and CM as it was called when I fell in love with the game) for 20 years now, it's time to write my first story. I've always been enjoying reading other career stories like children enjoy fairy tale books, so here we go! I traditionally start every FM game with my beloved Ajax. Looking forward to your comments and feel free to drop any questions and experiences from your Ajax saves. Goals season 1 With this squad we definitely need to win the Eredivisie. I want to win the double, so also the cup. We'll need to see w
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