Just finished playing my first season as my team Birmingham City and against all odds we`ve made back to the premier league.
With the club having hardly any money and the playing squad not looking to good, i needed to be creative in the transfer market to try and make the squad stronger.firstly i got rid of the backroom staff and brought in John Murtough as assistant manager,Chris Sulley, Adie Stovell and Peter Farrell as coaches with Damien Roden as fitness coach.
We needed to try and sell some players so out went Spector(Brentford 825k),Robinson(Rotherham 100k),Novak(Preston 500k),Shinnie (Motherwell 250k) and in January Duffy (Leeds 425k) this brought around 2m into the club.So onto who we signed firstly i looked at the loan market and landed Niang(milan)and Radosevic(Napoli)on season long loan deals with no loan fee.Then i looked into the free transfer market and signed Wout Brama and Innocent Emeghara.Lastly i looked into players wgo had only 6 months of their contract left and signed Shala(Odd 100k),Thern(Malmo 100k),Diskerud(Rosenborg 100k) and Bengtsson(Copenhagen 75k) and finally Lewis Macleod(Rangers 250k).During the January transfer window we singed Babacar(Fiorentina loan) and Bartley(Swansea 100k)
I decided to employ a 4-3-3 formation and it worked a treat,as we were brilliant all season losing only 4 league games scoring 106 goals and getting 106 points.In the leagur cup we got to the 4th round before going out to Man City 3-0.The FA cup was not so good as we went out to Wigan on penalties after a replay in the 3rd round.
In April we were finally taken over by a consortium led by Peter Kenyon so its bye bye Carson(i hope you rot in prison)
Top performers of the season were Emeghara who scored 27 goals in all comps and Niang who scored 24,But the stand out player was Macleod who scored 8 and set up another 11 getting an average of 7.53 and the player of the sesaon for the Championship.the club also produced some cracking youngsters in Will Packwood,Reece Brown,Koby Arthur and Demari Gray who got the Championship Young Player of the Year
Now in the Prem we have been given almost 18m to spend,but i want to try and retain a british core to the team.
will update later
sorry for the long post