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  1. Well, FM must have heard me say this Carried on with Sunderland today without resigning, and yet another tactical change seems to have worked this time, with defeats only to Man City and Liverpool which I expected anyway. Looks like I'm staying for now, but I think if one of the bigger sides that are currently not doing as well as expected (Chelsea in 8th, Everton in 13th and Leicester in 14th) come calling if they end up getting rid of their managers, I think I may still be tempted. One player who has really contributed to the upturn in form has been young striker Jim Grimshaw. Signed from Blackpool for £350k, he went out on loan to League One side Rochdale last season, scoring eight goals in thirty seven appearances. So far this season he has made an impact from the bench, but having started the last six games, he has now scored five goals. Another youngster currently pushing for a first team place is someone who came through our academy, Alistair Rattray. He went out on loan at Championship side Ipswich last season, also making thirty seven appearances, chipping in with three goals. He has developed well and I now consider him our third choice centre back, as well as covering right back if needed.
  2. Really trying to keep interest with Sunderland, but I'm really struggling tactically after I thought we'd made some good signings in the summer. We are conceding heavily and nothing I do seems to change it. Think I might resign and try and find a new job, or start a new save.
  3. Just re-reading a few bits and @robterrace it's great how you find the unknowns and bring them in. I'd love to know how you manage to find so many unknown players? Is it scouts that are finding them or do you trawl through countries trying to find the best players? It must make your saves a lot more interesting
  4. Had plenty to catch up on and looks like everyone is doing a great job with their saves I haven't played for a few weeks, and had lost a bit of interest in my Sunderland save, but giving it another go as we speak. Hopefully we'll improve our form as currently we are four games into the new season without a win. I've just made a few tactical changes, so hopefully I'll have got it right! We'll see!
  5. Ah yes, so I did! Just thought I'd let you know anyway, but thanks for the reply.
  6. @pr0 Not sure if it's just me, but with the Greek Changes database loaded, the game wouldn't let me continue after selecting which databases to add. Doesn't matter to me as I'm not wanting to manage there but thought I'd let you know anyway. Everything else looks great and thanks for your hard work
  7. @karanhsingh Just started my fourth season, second in the Prem.
  8. Got through the majority of the transfer window and have decided to keep going for now. I was delighted to capture Tahith Chong for a third season on loan. When I tried to renew his loan, United weren't interested and wanted to give him a chance in their first team, but once he was back there he went back on the loan list. I quickly put in a bid with other sides interested and he chose to return, which is great. Timothy Weah has also come in on loan for the season, giving us some back up on both wings and up front. Aaron Mooy comes in from relegated Huddersfield and will strengthen our midfield and give us a bit of experience in the middle of the park. Krmencik comes in as first choice striker, with Tosun and Mousset as back up. Tosun didn't really hit great form last season and I'm hopeful Krmencik will do well. Opuku and Ruegg have both come in to strengthen the defense, and I'm still after one more centre back with £29m left of our budget. It was sad to see Jack Whatmough leave, but the bid from Crystal Palace was way too good to turn down. As I said, hoping to bring in one more centre back and see what kind of funds I'm left with, and hopefully we can then push on to mid table/top half finish this season.
  9. Some great work by @Dong21, @Jogo Bonito and @warlock! As far as my save with Sunderland goes, we ended up finishing the season in 15th, with some absolutely shocking form towards the end of the season. We were quite far away from relegation at one stage, but slowly slipped closer and closer. Luckily, the three relegated sides were pretty poor which saved us. Our squad desperately needs strengthening during the summer, I've got £50m to spend but a small wage budget with only £75k to spend. I had my eye of a couple of players, a centre back and a central midfielder, but both of them rejected my advances, saying they wanted European football. I have to admit, my interest in the save is starting to dwindle and if we can't sign some decent players in the summer it might be time for me to move on. Whether I do that by getting a new job somewhere else or starting afresh, I'm not quite sure. The Chelsea job became available half way through the season when they were really poor, and I almost wish I'd applied after being heavily linked with the post, as the rebuild there could have been interesting.
  10. 8 games left to go for me and this is how the table is looking Chelsea is the big shock of the season, they sacked Sarri and they were interested in my services which really did tempt me, but I decided against applying. Probably going to miss out on the European places this season, but we certainly aren't far off and I'm delighted with how the season has gone overall so far.
  11. Thanks @DefinitelyTaylor and @warlock, hopefully the form will continue! As for the friendly against Utd, two reasons; One, they were my parent club, so we already had a pre arranged friendly before the link was cancelled with us being promoted to the same league as them, and two, friendlies are a great way to boost some finances in pre season as well as playing some high quality opposition to see where the team is at. I tend to do a bit of both in pre season, play high reputation teams more for the finances, and also lower division sides that I know we will beat with relative ease for a bit of a confidence boost.
  12. Thanks @DefinitelyTaylor. Completely agree with what some others have said about getting into saves, and I have to admit my passion for this save started to dwindle a little. But, I made the decision to go through the transfer window, concentrating on defense first and working our way through the rest of the side depending on money left, and it has certainly paid off. It has really given me a boost to carry on and see where we can go. I can't complain after finishing August in 5th after five games played, with only one loss (to Man City), in which we conceded in the 88th minute after holding them off all game. We also missed a couple of sitters, but the side really worked hard.
  13. Have barely been on this week, just haven't had the time. But I've finally managed to get through the transfer window before we kick off the new season in the Premier League. I've made some new signings, and have spent the whole budget given. Daniel James will challenge Ollie Watkins on the left wing, and looks to be a good prospect. At £7m, I felt he was a good price. Ben Osborn came in from relegated Nottingham Forest for £4.5m which I think is an absolute steal, he looks really strong and I don't think I would have found much better for the price. Cenk Tosun came in as first choice striker with Lys Mousset as back up, which I'm hoping will be just strong enough to keep us up this year. A couple of foreign signings with Stojkovic coming in as first choice right back and Soucek coming in to challenge Ben Godfrey at defensive midfield. This signing could see Godfrey dropping back into centre back this season.
  14. Great going @Carlf788, brilliant to get straight back up. While the transfers aren't amazing players, they will hopefully be solid enough to get you through the first season back up and starting to build. A season in the Premier League will help you to attract better players for the season after. @Jogo Bonito best of luck with Charlton, definitely an interesting save! I'm currently just getting through the transfer window with Sunderland, and decided I'd start from the back and work the way forward through the team, trying to make the defense as solid as can be.
  15. Well I think it is safe to say, the permanent signing of him is well and truly out the window!
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