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  1. My Story by Lee Rothery

    JANUARY 2035 The Millwall game was heart wrenching as we went down with a goal in the 95th minute, however we ended the month with a terrible result against a Wrexham side we should be beating. However, at least we have improved our league position but it's still tricky to put run together with this side..
  2. My Story by Lee Rothery

    DECEMBER 2034 I started my venture here for the trip to Grimbsy and we were trounced 3-0, what I found here is a batch of kids really and some players really overpaid but overall the squad had such a negative mentality so I did all I could via man management to increase morale and I am so pleased with how we did in the past two games, in the game against Barnsley we were 2-0 up after 3 mins but we folded badly. However, against Bolton we showed a resilience I am yet to see so this is indeed encouraging. In January I have two new players coming in but since I changed shape I now regretting buying two AMC's, I do need a wing back on the right so I am hoping for a loan deal next month to plug that gap. These are my new signings:
  3. My Story by Lee Rothery

    Sorry for the gap chaps, I have been playing in FM Classic mode to test some tactics so hopefully I can steer Middlesbrough to a decent finish as we're struggling so much with this team. Some may question my ambition lowering myself to this level but I see them as a big club fallen on hard times. Updates to follow soon..
  4. My Story by Lee Rothery

    I have also marked out on my squad sheet the highest earners in orange so this tells me a few things 1 I need Lawless at the moment 2 Perhaps Duffy can leave once the lads beneath him have re-trained into our AMC roles. Speaking of which look at our finances, absolutely shocking! That bank loan is crippling us
  5. My Story by Lee Rothery

    I have now decided that I want to build a determined cohesive side that can run all day but as you can see from our 5 attributes STAMINA is lacking so a few players will be training this, get on the treadmill lads and run!
  6. My Story by Lee Rothery

    This is my squad on paper and I can confirm two things: 1 We are too top heavy so some strikers if not all can leave 2 We're such a young team but I see some potential in 3 or 4 players, Jamie Moran and Stuart Johnson seem to be the best of these and I like Nesa our centre back, here he is..
  7. My Story by Lee Rothery

    Wow this club are a real mess, we have some older players on big wages then a side full of kids and it's freezing up here in the North East, my plan is this: 1) Try get rid of any high earners and look for loans/frees in January to bolster our squad in key positions to suit my own tactic. 2) Re-shape training regimes to suit my roles/attributes 3) Establish a club DNA which can be used for new signings (heavily focused on a hard working determined team who can keep going for 90 mins) 4) Other cost cutting schemes like release certain players/staff members All this cannot be done in a day so this will be gradual but my main primary concern is that we face a tough trip to Grimbsy next and they sit just below us so this is without a doubt a 6 pointer! To help me decide my depth chart I will use Excel to set something up so I can monitor things
  8. My Story by Lee Rothery

    So my interview with Sampdoria was unsuccessful but Middlesbrough have offered me a job so here we go for a new adventure as I pack my bags and look for decent accommodation in Middlesbrough (is there any) Welcome to Middlesbrough.. Not such a bad place to play your football but this club needs a lot of work but sometimes in your career you need to go back to go forward and this is a huge step down as Middlesbrough currently occupy 19th place in League 1 - I may regret this challenge but time will tell.!
  9. My Story by Lee Rothery

    29th NOV 2034 Had to dust down my best suit and polish my shoes for an interview with Italian club Sampdoria, I thought the talks went well, time will tell if they are willing to employ me! All to be revealed.....
  10. My Story by Lee Rothery

    ABSOLUTELY DISGRACEFUL!! So after a recent takeover by a consortium I was told I would probably be kept on but despite me being top by 7 points and desptite our excellent performance in the Champions League, the ba*tards have sacked me! This is the first time ever in FM I have been sacked from this kind of thing!! So it looks like I'm now on the job hunt yet again! What a shame this is for them because I had some big plans for this side!
  11. My Story by Lee Rothery

    As we look to prepare for our next home against Roda JC I thought now would be a good time to update. As you can see it has gone well if you can ignore the abominable performance against Sparta of course. We have also picked up 7 points in the Champions League which gives us an excellent chance of going into the last 16, the performance away at Norwich was the best I have seen us all year, we blew them apart with a new strikerless system I have been implementing, I have deciced to drop the wingers and focus our play more centrally and so far it has gone well. With this in mind my best left winger has agreed to join Chelsea for £18.25million and with an added % of next sale it seems like a good deal for usand may mean we look to improve our squad in January but I'm not in any real rush to this season if we can keep our performance levels.
  12. My Story by Lee Rothery

    Results to date and updated league table It's really sad to see my former club struggling, I must have been doing a better job with them than I had initially realised!
  13. My Story by Lee Rothery

    It's been a pretty good start for us overall, however we have been given a tough Champions League group including Bayern Munich.
  14. My Story by Lee Rothery

    My first piece of silverware is in the bag as we trounce Twente 3-0! In terms of players in this is what I brought in:
  15. My Story by Lee Rothery

    So I have spent a day analysing the squad and I really like what I see on the whole so my plan in the first season is to perhaps look for some youngsters but the first team doesn't need much work I don't feel so we'll play it by ear and see how things go. We are strong on the wings so I will be looking to play a 4231 so for now I have ditched my usual style. For now though here are a few of what I think are my best players: