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The Making of a Legend: The Mark Wilson Chronicles (Part Seven: Wilson loves the Old Ladies)

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July 12th 2028: (Season 13)
After a not so great time at Barcelona I decided to try my luck back in Italy this time with Juventus. I have been given a three year contract worth £51,000 per week. 
The squad is as follows:-
Goalkeepers:
Carlos Gonzalez (CHI) Age 25, Ivan Caicedo (COL) Age 23

Defenders:
Hector Bellerin (ESP) Age 33, Victor Lindelof (SWE) Age 33, Daniele Rugani (ITA) Age 33, Carlos Badal (ESP) Age 29, Hugo Romero (ESP) Age 27, Yusuf Ibrahim (NGA) Age 18, Giovanni Andorlini (ITA) Age 17, Timothy Fosu-Mensah (NED) Age 30

Midfielders:
Goran Starcevic (SRB) Age 25, Johan Smal (NED) Age 23, Stjepan Zupanovic (CRO) Age 21, Mamadou Aka (ITA) Age 19, Marco Corso (ITA) Age 19, Leonardo Capezzi (ITA) Age 33, Christian Pulisic (USA) Age 29, Zeljko Horvat (CRO) Age 20, Cees Esselink (NED) Age 18, Andrea Montanari (ITA) Age 26, Breel Embolo (SUI) Age 31, Leroy Sane (GER) Age 32, Calogero Miranda (ITA) Age 27, Anibal Gouano (FRA) Age 26, Diego Tagliapietra (ITA) Age 20, Marco Solerio (ITA) Age 18

Attackers:
Maximiliano Romero (ARG) Age 29, Moise Kean (ITA) Age 28, Giacomo Tommel (ITA) Age 20, Kenta Ito (JPN) Age 20

The squad wasn't too bad, however the defence was looking little aged and I could do with a back up keeper. I might however look at the reserves for the latter. The midfield is rather overloaded and I will be looking at potentially getting rid of some of them.

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July 2028
The pre-season began with a 2-0 win over Larisa. It took us awhile to score the first goal as G.Tommel scored with a couple of minutes remaining in the first half. The second half was all my side but it Larisa to score as N.Ocosta diverted a cross past his own keeper for an own goal. I was hoping for more but it was the first game.

Our next friendly saw us facing Famalicao and we controlled the game with ease. However it was the home side who scored first as they broke through my defence with ease and fired under the keeper. On the 35th minute we equalised as G.Tommel jinked into the area and rounded the keeper to fire into the empty net. The second half was ten minutes old when A.Gouano headed in from a corner which the keeper really should have done better. On the hour mark we added a third goal with M.Kean hitting a low shot past the keeper at his near post. With just three minutes remaining in the game we made it 4-1 with M.Kean firing in his second.

Our final game of the month saw us dominating Besiktas and on the 9th minuet A.Gouano headed from close range. We controlled much of the half and just before the break Z.Horvat grabbed our second goal with a well struck effort. The second half was all us but we only managed the one goal as A.Gouano ran through the defence and slotted in under the onrushing keeper.

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
22/7/28: Larisa (Friendly) (a) 2-0w G.Tommel, N.Ocosta og
26/7/28: Famalicao (Friendly) (a) 4-1w G.Tommel, A.Gouano, M.Kean (2)
29/7/28: Besiktas (Friendly) (h) 3-0w A.Gouano (2), Z.Horvat

Other News:
I made my first signing as I welcomed 25yr old Spanish full back Iker Gonzalez from A.Bilbao for a fee of £25,000,000 which could rise to £29,500,000 depending on clauses etc
I made another signing with 19yr old Spanish full back Dani Lopez joining from Barcelona for a fee of £11,750,000.
More transfer news sees me selling reserve player K.Chui-Ho to Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of £13,250,000.
 
 

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Say it like it is, you just wanted to boss Neymar around and now that he retired, you moved on! :p:D

With a back line like that, I think you'll need to keep walkers around, just in case...

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You know full well an aged defence in Italy means their careers are only just starting :D

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August 2028:
The first match of the month sees us facing RWDM in a friendly and we easily beat them with M.Kean grabbing the first goal from outside the area on the 7th minute. Twelve minutes later it was M.Aka who headed in a corner. We were in complete control and on the 34th minute M.Kean grabbed his second of the game. The second half was all us again and on the hour M.Zorvat grabbed our fourth of the game with a low shot which beat the keeper to his near post. The final goal of the game saw M.Kean completing his hat-trick with a thunderous shot into the top corner

We now faced the annual friendly against A.C.Milan and we didn't play at all with Milan controlling the play. However the majority of the game was in the middle third and it was on the 58th minute that Milan grabbed the winner with S.Diaz curling the ball in over my keepers head. We didn't manage a single shot in anger towards goal throughout the whole ninety minutes.

Our next game sees us facing Sampdoria and we got off to a great start as G.Andorlini fired in the opener on the 7th minute. However after that it went all tits up as we Sampdoria upped the gears and started to dominate us. On the 37th minute Sampdoria had equalised as F.Russo jinked through the defence and fired under my keeper. Ten minutes after the second half had started V.Torres gave Sampdoria the lead with a low shot into the back of the net. Sampdoria were all over us and on the 89th minute V.Torres grabbed his second of the game and his sides third. Not a great performance at all

A poor start against San Mauro saw us a goal down with A.Benedetti slotting in from the  penalty spot on the 9th minute. We were struggling with the basics of the game and just before the break we were lucky not to go a further goal down after another penalty was fired high and wide of the goal. The second half was a lot better as my limited Italian was understood. On the 53rd minute we had pulled level with M.Romero running onto a through-ball and wasted no time in firing under the keeper. Ten minutes later it was two one with C.Pulisic rising above the defence and heading past the keeper. We were in complete control and on the 78th minute M.Kean ran into the area unmarked to fire into the top corner. With three minutes remaining in the game we made it 4-1 as L.Massa diverted a cross past his own keeper to make it 4-1

We now faced my first competitive game in charge as we faced an away tie with Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions Cup Best Placed Play-off. We struggled to get going at first and on the 23rd minute M.Kozachenko ran into my area with ease and fired under the keeper. We weren't at the races in the first half and it was only the brilliance of I.Caicedo that kept us in the game. The second half was a lot better and within three minutes of the restart we grabbed the equaliser with L.Capezzi heading past the Kyiv keeper to give us an away goal. We were playing a lot better than Kyiv now and on the 68th minute we grabbed the winner as L.Sane slotted in from just outside the area after beating the defence to a loose ball.

The start of the domestic season saw us facing Atalanta and seven minutes into the game I was forced into a change as L.Capezzi picked up a facial injury and was unable to continue. On the 19th minute Atalanta scored the first goal as M.Moretti's sliced clearance looped over his keeper for a comical own goal. Ten minutes later though they did actually score in the correct goal as M.Semlali equalised from close range after some poor defending. The second half had barely started when we retook the lead as M.Romero  headed a bullet past the keeper after a free-kick was given for handball. We were in control of the game now and on the 77th minute C.Pulisic slotted in under the Atalanta keeper to give my side a less than convincing 3-1 win.

We now faced the second leg of the Champions Cup tie with Dynamo Kyiv and within two minutes we had conceded a penalty however the penalty was pretty damn poor and went wide of the post. It wasn't until very late in the half that the next chance occurred as we grabbed the lead with M.Kean running with ease with the ball and wasted no time in firing past the keeper. The second half was all us as we showed what we can do however we only managed to add one more goal with H.Bellerin heading in from close range. With a minutes remaining in the game Kyiv had the chance to get a goal back but yet again they missed from the penalty

The final game of the month was pretty dire for the fans to see as we both my side and the Sampdoria side failed to string more than a few passes together. The first half saw not a single shot towards goal. The second half wasn't much better however with three minutes remaining M.Kean gave us the win a and six points out of six.

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
2/8/28: RWDM (Friendly) (h) 5-0w M.Kean (3), M.Aka, M.Zorvat
5/8/28: A.C.Milan (Friendly (h) 0-1L No Scorers / S.Diaz
9/8/28: Sampdoria (Friendly (a) 1-3L G.Andorlini / F.Russo, V.Torres (2)
12/8/28: San Mauro (Friendly) (h) 4-1w M.Romero, C.Pulisic, M.Kean, L.Massa og / A.Benedetti
16/8/28: Dynamo Kyiv (Champions Cup Best Placed Play-off 1st Leg) (a) 2-1w L.Capezzi, L.Sane / M.Kozachenko
19/8/28: Atalanta (1/38) (a) 3-1w M.Moretti og, M.Romero, C.Pulisic /  M.Semlali 
22/8/28: Dynamo Kyiv (Champions Cup Best Placed Play-off 2nd Leg (agg 2-1)) (h) 2-0w M.Kean, H.Bellerin 
27/8/28: Sampdoria (2/38) (h) 1-0w M.Kean


Other News:
The odds for the season have been released and we have been quoted at 11-4 favourites to win Serie A.
The board have stated that they expect me to win Serie A and at least get to the First Knockout Round of the Champions Cup. Their not too bothered about the Italian Cup as long as I don't embarrass the team.
The Champions Cup Group stage sees us facing Olympique Lyonnais (FRA), Dortmund (GER) and Dinamo Buc. (ROU)
L.Capezzi missed the end of the month after dislocating his jaw against Atalanta, he will miss around week of September as well.
Transfer news sees J.Smal joining Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of £8,750,000 which could rise to £16,000,000, this was followed by A.Montanari joining OM for a fee of £21,000,000 which could rise to £29,000,000.
I have also sold G.Starcevic to Everton for £3,100,000 which could rise to £4,000,000and C.Badal to Napoli for £4,800,000 which could rise to £6,750,000. Another player leaving sees C.Miranda joining Olympique Lyonnais for a fee of £10,000,000 which could rise to £15,250,000.
I sold yet another player with V.Lindelof moving to Olympique Lyonnais for a fee of £1,200,00 which could rise to £1,900,000
Three more players left on deadline day with T.Fosu-Mensah joining A.Madrid for £2,400,000 which could rise to £3,600,000, B.Embolo to Olympique Lyonnais for a fee of  £4,500,000 with could rise to £7,000,000 and C.Pulisic joining R.Madrid for a fee of £31,000,000 which could rise to £41,000,000
I have brought in 22yr old Bulgarian attacking midfielder Dimitar Milenov for £41,000,000 from Liverpool. The fee could eventually rise to £53,000,000
Before the start of the league season I was asked to pick the Captain and Vice Captain for the season and they are D.Rugani as my Captain and L.Capezzi as his Vice Captain

 

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September 2028:
Our next league game saw us facing Spezia and we were by far the better side. On the 13th minute we took the lead with C.Esselink slotting in under the keeper from close range after running through the defence with ease. Fifteen minutes later we added another goal with M.Romero hitting a powerful strike into the top corner to give the keeper no chance of saving. It was far too easy for us and on the stroke of half time M.Romero grabbed another goal with a curling effort from the edge of the area. The second half was three minutes old when Spezia pulled a goal back as M.Perisco hit a speculative effort past my keeper who should have done better. We reacted well though as we controlled the rest of the game with ease and with ten minutes remaining in the game L.Sane added a fourth goal to give us a convincing win.

We now faced our first Champions Cup Group Stage against Dinamo Buc and we failed to turn up. Dinamo were all over us and on the 37th minute they finally got the lead they deserved with V.Burlacu firing home from outside the area. The second half was two minutes old when we conceded again with V.Burlacu doing the honours after beating the whole of my defence to a loose ball. We weren't good enough but on the 81st minute we pulled an undeserved goal back with D.Lopez tapping in from close range. The other tie in group sees Lyon beating B.Dortmund 5-3.

Our next opponents were A.C.Milan and we went down to an early goal as on the 9th minute S.Diaz ran through the defence and rounded my keeper to slot into the empty net. We reacted well though as we started to dominate and on the 31st minute A.Gouano jinked through the defence and fired in past the keeper. The second half was all my side as we never gave Milan a look at the ball and on the 68th minute we got the winning goal as M.Romero rose above the defence and headed a corner past the outstretched arms of the Milan keeper to give us our fourth league win out of four.

Next up was Fiorentina and in truth it was a tight game with little chances. The first half saw only the one chance as B.Vranckx fired a penalty straight into the arms of my keeper after a handball in the area. The second half was just as bad with little in the way of action however on the 84th minute we got the winning goal as D.Milanov barged through the defence to fire in under the keeper.

Napoli were our next opponents and we outplayed them with ease and on the 7th minute H.Bellerin showed some silky skill to beat the defence and wasted no time in firing past the keeper. Soon after we had another chance to score but M.Romero fired wide of the post when six yards out. Just before the half time interval we added a second goal with D.Lopez running in from the wing and unleashing a thunderbolt into the top corner. The second half was all us without us putting any pressure on. We only managed the one goal in the second half as D.Lopez headed in from a free-kick to give us yet another league win.

The final game of the month saw us facing our second Champions Cup game as we faced Dortmund and in truth the fans that came were treated to ninety minute of pure cack as both my side and the Germans failed to get close to scoring. The end of the game saw a chorus of boos from the expectant fans. The other tie in the group saw Lyon beating Dinamo Buc 3-1.


Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
9/9/28: Spezia (3/38) (a) 4-1w C.Esselink, M.Romero (2), L.Sane / M.Perisco
13/9/28: Dinamo Buc. (Champions Cup Grp Stage (1/6) (a) 1-2L D.Lopez / V.Burlacu (2)  
17/9/28: A.C.Milan (4/38) (h) 2-1w A.Gouano, M.Romero / S.Diaz
20/9/28: Fiorentina (5/38) (a) 1-0w D.Milenov  
23/9/28: Napoli (6/38) (h) 3-0w H.Bellerin, D.Lopez (2)
26/9/28: Dortmund (Champions Cup Grp Stage (2/6) (h) 0-0d No Scorer  

Other News:
Injury news sees I.Coda Zabetta our for the whole of this month after spraining his ankle in training also M.Kean missed the second half of the month and will miss the first half of next month after getting a Sports Hernia during training
We have been quoted at 18-1 to win the Champions Cup with Manchester City as 3-1 Favourites
Transfer news sees Mohamed Semiali joining us from Atalanta for a fee of £15,000,000. He is a 24yr old Moroccan  striker

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October 2028:
The first match of the month saw us facing local rivals Torino and we got off to a great start with L.Sane firing us into the lead within five minutes of the kick off. However after the goal the game seemed to die with little in the way of action for the fans to shout about. The rest of the half wasn't great for the fans. The second half was alittle better as my half time team talk saw my players piling on the pressure and on the 68th minute we added our second goal with D.Lopez heading in from a free-kick. Torino weren't getting close to the ball and never managed to get a shot on target to give us the bragging rights for the time being.

The second game of the month wasn't great for the fans a we struggled against Novara a side who we should be thrashing. The first half was mainly played in the midfield with a real battle for the ball. The second half didn't see much action either apart from on the 81st minute as S.Zupanovic ran into the area with ease and fired under the keeper however the fans showed there frustration with a some jeering.

Our next game saw us facing a Champions Cup Group game against Lyonnais and we made a brilliant start with a powerful strike from M.Romero which gave the keeper no chance of saving. However after the goal it went tits up as Lyonnais upped there game and on the 34th minute M.Mpjaca headed in the equaliser. The second half was three minutes old when Lyonnais took the lead as S.Leciercq ran through my defence with far too much ease and slotted in under the keeper. We never got going again and Lyonnais dominated the play without getting through my defence. Not a great result at all. The other game in the group saw Dinamo Buc losing 1-0 to Dortmund.

After the poor performance midweek we faced an away game with Chievo. The first half wasn't the greatest with some poor play in general however we managed to get a goal in the 39th minute as M.Romero headed in from ten yards after the defence failed to deal with a simple free-kick. The second half was a lot better as we started to actually play and on the 74th minute we made it two nil with a long range effort from D.Milenov which gave the Chievo keeper no chance of saving. I let the players I was happy with the second half performance and wanted them to keep it up

My players carried on like I asked from the previous game with a great performance and on the 4th minute we took the lead as M.Romero fired in with power from just inside the area. Ten minutes later we grabbed another goal with S.Zupanovic curling in a free-kick from 25 yards. It was becoming too easy for us and on the 39th minute M.Romero grabbed another goal with a well struck shot from close range. The second half was much the same and on the 67th minute M.Kean  ran into the area with the ball and rounded the keeper to slot into the empty net. With three minutes remaining we grabbed the final goal as L.Sane rose above the defence and headed a cross past the keeper to give us a 5-0 victory

The final game of the month saw us facing Roma and we got off to a bad start with a low shot from F.Hernandez which beat my keeper to his near post. Roma carried on the pressure and on the 29th minute they added a second goal with a powerful strike which rebounded in off the upright. The second half was a lot better as we dominated and on the 59th minute we pulled a goal back as M.Romero jinked into the area and fired with pace past the keeper. We carried on the pressure and on the 75th minute we got the equaliser we deserved as D.Rugani rose high above the defence and headed a cross past the keeper. However Roma had the final chance of the game as they broke through my defence and fired with pace towards goal but the goal was ruled out for a foul in the build up

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
1/9/28: Torino (7/38) (a) 2-0w L.Sane, D.Lopez
14/10/28: Novara (8/38) (h) 1-0w S.Zupanovic
17/10/28: Olympique Lyonnais (Champions Cup Grp Stage (3/6) (h) 1-2L M.Romero / M.Mpjaca, S.Leciercq  
22/10/28: Chievo (a) (9/38) 2-0w M.Romero, D.Milenov
25/10/28: Udinese (h) (10/38) 5-0w M.Romero (2), S.Zupanovic, M.Kean, L.Sane
28/10/28: Roma (a) (11/38) 2-2d M.Romero, D.Rugani / F.Hernandez (2)

Other News:
After an unbeaten month in the League we find ourselves top of the table six points clear of 2nd placed Napoli. We have collect 31pts out of a possible 33 so far. In the Champions Cup we are bottom of the table after scoring just a single point after three games.
Injury news sees D.Milenov missing the latter part of the month after injuring his knee during the Chievo game
 

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Il y a 1 heure, mark wilson27 a dit :

17/10/28: Olympique Lyonnais (Champions Cup Grp Stage (3/6) (h) 1-2L M.Romero / M.Mpjaca, S.Leciercq  

tough result here Mr. Wilson...  which seed spot you got in the group? Who else is with you in CL group?

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Rien102 - It was a tough result but not as bad the one below. I cant remimber which pot I was in but the Group is as follows Olympique Lyonnais (FRA), Dortmund (GER) and Dinamo Buc. (ROU)

November 2028:
Not the start to the month I wanted as we faced Lyonnais in the Champions Cup. Four minutes into the game they took the lead as S.Leciercq beat the offside trap and fired under the keeper. On the 12th minute they grabbed another goal with M.Pjaca sprinting clear of my defence to fire under I.Caicedo. Ten minutes later it was three nil with S.Leciercq grabbing his second with a rasping effort. On the 34th minute S.Leciercq completed his hat-trick with a thunderous effort which gave the keeper little chance to score. Just before the break M.Pjaca scored his second of the game with a curling effort past I.Caicedo. The second half  was twelve minutes old when M.Pjaca completed his hat-trick with a header from a L.Sane cross. We were being battered and on the 76th minute J.Marquez slotted low past the keeper. Five minutes later we managed to pull a goal back with C.Esselink heading in from close range. There was one final goal in the game with J.Marquez slotting in under I.Caicedo to give them an 8-1 victory. In the other group game Dortmund beat Dinamo 1-0.

After the abysmal performance against Lyonnais I told the players I wanted them to get a win to get some pride back. However we didn't get off to a good start as on the 9th minute G.Croci jinked through the defence and slotted in under I.Caicedo. The players responded well though and on the 23rd minute A.Gouano ran onto a L.Sane through-ball to fire in under the onrushing keeper. The second half was all my side and on the 79th minute we grabbed the winner we deserved with M.Romero heading in from a L.Capezzi corner

A poor start against Pescara saw us going a goal down within four minutes as C.Finnis ran unmarked into the area and fired past my keeper C.Gonzalez. Soon after they had another chance to score but luckily for us it was ruled out by the assistant referee for offside. The second half was much the same with some excellent play by Pescara and on the 85th minute J.Asoro headed in Pescara's second goal to confirm the win and condemn us to our first loss of the league season.

We now faced Dinamo Buc in the Champions Cup and on the 11th minute we grabbed the lead with L.Sane slotting in from close range after running onto a C.Esselink through-ball. Nine minutes later we were awarded a penalty after L.Sane was brought down in the area, M.Romero stepped up and fired the ball against the crossbar however L.Capezzi ran in and fired the ball past the keeper. Just before the break we grabbed our next goal with S.Zupanovic hitting a low ball past the keeper and into the back of the. The second half was twelve minutes old when we added goal number four as L.Capezzi hit a thunderous volley past the keeper from a L.Sane cross. We had one final goal of the game as C.Esselink barged into the area to fired in from close range. The other result in the group saw Lyonnais and Dortmund fighting out a 2-2 draw and also saw us being knocked out of the Champions Cup.

The final game of the month was in truth pretty damn awful for the fans with some real dire play. The first half didn't see a single effort on goal with the majority of the play being in the mi9ddle third of the pitch. The second half wasn't much better with some more dire play However unlike the previous forty five minutes we scored with A.Gouano beating the offside trap and firing under the keeper.

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
1/11/28: Olympique Lyonnais (Champions Cup Grp Stage (4/6) (a) 1-8L C.Esselink / S.Leciercq (3), M.Pjaca (3), J.Marquez  
5/11/28: Cagliari (12/38) (h) 2-1w A.Gouano, M.Romero / G.Croci
18/11/28: Pescara (13/38) (a) 0-2L C.Finnis, J.Asoro
21/11/28: Dinamo Buc. (Champions Cup Grp Stage (5/6) (h) 5-0w L.Sane, L.Capezzi (2), S.Zupanovic, C.Esselink  
26/11/28: INTER (14/38) (h) 1-0w A.Gouano

Other News:
Despite suffering our first loss in the league we are still top with a lead of eight points over second placed Napoli.
After the disgusting performance against Olympique Lyonnais I made the players refund the cost of travel and tickets to the fans that went to watch the abomination. It cost them in the region of £110,000
At the end of the month we were given our opponents for the Italian Cup First Round and we will be facing a home tie against Catania which will be played in January
 

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Il y a 21 heures, mark wilson27 a dit :

Group is as follows Olympique Lyonnais (FRA), Dortmund (GER) and Dinamo Buc. (ROU)

 

Il y a 21 heures, mark wilson27 a dit :

1/11/28: Olympique Lyonnais (Champions Cup Grp Stage (4/6) (a) 1-8L

tough group for sure...  but it doesn't make such performances.... huh... acceptable? :(

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December 2028:
The month began with a great performance against Empoli. It did however take us till the 32nd minute to take the lead with M.Romero running through the defence with ease and fired under the Empoli keeper. The second half was much the same as we controlled the play and on the 58th minute we grabbed a second goal with M.Romero heading in his second of the game from a D.Lopez cross. With three minutes remaining in the game we grabbed a third goal with M.Romero completing his hat-trick from close range.

The next game was away to Dortmund in the Champions Cup and we got off to a dire start with A.Semenets curling the ball in from just outside the area to give the Germans the lead. Dortmund controlled the half and we were lucky that they didn't add another goal. The second half wasn't much better and on the hour J.Diaz headed in from close range after my keeper failed to deal with a simple cross. It was far too easy and on the 79th minute they grabbed a third with a low shot from J.Diaz which beat C.Gonzalez to his near post. The other game in the group saw Lyon beating Dinamo 1-0. The group ended with Lyon top on 16pts, Dortmund on 11pts my side on 4pts and Dinamo on 3pts to see us qualify for the Europa Cup

We now faced Sassuolo in Serie A and on the 18th minute we grabbed the lead with L.Capezzi firing in from the penalty spot after L.Sane was brought down in the area. Just before the break we grabbed a second goal as P.Ramallio diverted a M.Romero shot past his own keeper. The second half was dominated by my side but we only managed to grab a single goal as L.Capezzi jinked through the Sassuolo defence to fire in past the keeper and get all three points.

An away trip to Verona was our next game and we failed to get close to the goal with some dire football. Just before the break I was forced into a change with M.Kean being replaced by D.Milenov. The second half was just as bad for us as we struggled to get more than a single passes together and on the 74th minute M.Stoppa headed in from close range to give the home side all three points

The final game of the month saw us facing an away game to Bologna and within a minute we were a goal down as V.Torres sprinted into the area and fired with pace past C.Gonzalez. On the 21st minute it was two nil with I.Tavares heading past the keeper after some more woeful defending. We were being outplayed and just before the break we came close to losing another goal after V.Torres failed to fire in from the penalty spot. The second half a lot better for us after the Wilson Hairdryer kicked in at half time. On the 58th minute though Bologna did score as F.Russo scored an own goal to give us a goal back. Ten minutes later we pulled level as D.Lopez ran into a D.Lopez through-ball to slot in past the keeper. We were dominating the game and on the 74th minute M.Romero curled into the top corner from twenty five yards after spotting the keeper off his line. There was one more goal in the game with A.Gouano beating the offside trap to fire in with pace.

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
2/12/28: Empoli (15/38) (h) 3-0w M.Romero (3)
6/12/28: Dortmund (Champions Cup Grp Stage (6/6) (a) 0-3L No Scorers / A.Semenets, J.Diaz (2) 
10/12/28: Sassuolo (16/38) (h) 3-0w L.Cepezzi (2), P.Ramallio og 
16/12/28: Verona (17/38) (a) 0-1L No Scorers / M.Stoppa
20/12/28: Bologna (18/38) (a) 2-4w F.Russo og, D.Lopez, M.Romero, A.Gouno / V.Torres, I.Tavares

Other News:
In the league we did pretty well with only the one loss. However 2nd placed Napoli have been piling on the points and are only 5pts behind us
With us finishing 3rd in the Champions Cup Group stage we have qualified for the EURO Cup where we have been drawn against AS Monaco (FRA). The first leg will be played at home.
Injury news sees M.Kean out of action for half of the month and the first part of January after damaging his knee during the Verona game.
Towards the end of the month I was approached by Liverpool with a view to take over the club. I decided to decline the offer as I had only been at the Juventus for a short while.

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January 2029:
After the Christmas break we faced Palermo and we some of my players seemed to be still on there break as on the 12th minute Nivaldo jinked past my defence and fired under C.Gonzalez who was slow to react. However the goal soon snapped them back and we started to pile on the pressure and just before the break we levelled the game with a thunderous effort from J.Caicedo. The second half all us as my players battered the Palermo side and on the hour we grabbed the lead we deserved with a low shot from M.Romero. With three minutes remaining in the game we had our final chance to score with L.Sane missing from the penalty spot after J.Caicedo was brought down in the area.

A cracking start saw us taking the lead within a minute as M.Romano ran through the defence with real ease and fired under the onrushing keeper. It didn't take long to add goal number two as on the 23rd minute M.Romano headed in his second of the game after brilliant cross from L.Sane. The second half was alittle quieter as my players seemed to relax however on the 85th minute we grabbed another goal with J.Caicedo rattling in from outside the area after spotting the keeper  away from his line

Our next game saw in Italian Cup action against Catania and we  struggled to get going. The first half failed to see a single effort on goal by either side. The second half wasn't much better with some more poor play by both sides but deep into injury time we grabbed the winner with J.Caicedo sending us into the next round where we will be facing Atalanta. I was however far from happy with there performance

The first half against Sampdoria was pretty quiet with little in the way of action with only one really chance to score with Sampdoria hitting the crossbar from outside the area. The second half nine minutes old when we took the lead as J.Caicedo beat the offside trap and fired with pace past the keeper and into the back of the net. The goal seemed to give our players a boost and we piled on the pressure. With twelve minutes remaining in the game we grabbed a second goal with J.Caicedo jinking through the defence and slotted in under the onrushing keeper.

Our final league game of the month saw us facing Spezia and we got off to a dire start as on the 7th minute N.Oosterwijk ran into the are and fired under C.Gonzalez.. Spezia were controlling the half and we had the referee to thank after he ruled out a goal for a foul on H.Romero. The second half though was a different story as we came out fighting and on the 58th minute we grabbed the equaliser as M.Romano hit a thunderous effort into the top corner after running onto a L.Sane through-ball. We carried on the pressure and on the 79th minute J.Caicedo gave us the lead and all three points after rising above the defence and heading a L.Sane cross into the back of the net.

The final game of the month saw us facing an Italian Cup ¼ Final tie against Atalanta and we got off to a great start as on the 2nd minute M.Romero hit a powerful effort past the keeper from just inside the area. We carried on the pressure and on the 34th minute we added a second goal with L.Capezzi curled a wonderful effort into the top corner after running in from the wing. The second half though wasn't great for us as we relaxed far too much and on the 67th minute Atalanta pulled a goal back with a low shot in off the upright from L.Matarese. It didn't get any better as on the 84th minute A.Ademoglu intercepted a loose H.Romero pass and fired in past my keeper. The game went into extra time and on the 98th minute we were awarded a penalty after L.Capezzi was brought down in the area but L.Sane failed to convert the penalty. Six minutes later though we took the lead as A.Gouano headed a corner past the keeper to give the keeper little chance to save. We were the better side and on the stroke of full time L.Sane made up for his earlier penalty miss with a wonderous strike in off the upright to give us a 4-2 win and a semi final spot.

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
7/1/29: Palermo (19/38) (h) 2-1w J.Caicedo, M.Romero / Nivaldo
14/1/29: Atalanta (20/38) (h) 3-0w M.Romano (2), J.Caicedo
17/1/29: Catania (Italian Cup 1st Rd) (h) 1-0w J.Caicedo
21/1/29: Sampdoria (21/38) (a) 2-0w J.Caicedo (2)
28/1/29: Spezia (22/38) (h) 2-1w M.Romano, J.Caicedo / N.Oosterwijk
31/1/29: Atalanta (Italian Cup ¼ Final) (a) 4-2w M.Romero, L.Capezzi, A.Gouano, L.Sane / L.Matarese, A.Ademoglu 

Other News:
The table sees us remain top after twenty two games some eleven points clear of second placed Roma.
Injury news sees I.Zabetta miss the majority of the month after picking up a back strain during training
Transfer news sees me bringing in three strikers at the start of the month with 27yr old Jorge Caicedo coming from Barcelona, 24yr old Maurizio Romano coming from Atalanta and 25yr old Mohamed Semiali coming for Atalanta. All three have cost me a total of £56,150,000.
The draw for the Italian Cup Semi Final sees us facing Carpi, the first leg will be away from home
 

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That was a productive month sir! :)  ...and I love the Carpi typo too! :D:lol:

 

On a serious note, is it your last FM19 season or you already have a few in storage?

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Rien - It was a very productive month indeed sir.

As for the save this will be going for quite awhile yet mate...the actual save has ended its just a case of writing it up which is going to be alot of work

February 2029:
The month started with a game against A.C.Milan and we got off to a poor start with E.Abdulahi beating the offside trap and firing under my keeper. On the 23rd minute Milan grabbed another goal with E.Abdulahi heading in from a corner which my keeper could've done a lot better to save. We were at the races at all and on the 43rd minute E.Abdulahi completed his hat-trick with a low strike which gave the keeper no chance of saving. The second half was a lot better as my players reacted to my half time words and on the 69th minute we pulled a goal with J.Caicedo jinked through the defence and fired past the keeper. We were controlling the game and on the 83rd minute we grabbed another goal with J.Caicedo slotting in under the keeper. With two minutes remaining in the game we did have the chance to equalise with J.Caicedo firing wide from the penalty spot after L.Sane was fouled in the area.

We now faced Fiorentina and the first half was pretty poor with the play being centered around the middle third of the pitch. However the second half was a different story with some excellent play by my side. On the 54th minute we took the lead as M.Romano beat the Fiorentina defence to a loose ball and fired with pace under the keeper. Ten minutes later it was two nil with D.Milenov doing the honours with a curling effort into the top corner. We were all over the Fiorentina side and on the 85th minute J.Caicedo ran through the defence with real ease and slotted  in past the keeper to give us a three nil win

The game against AS Monaco started slowly with not much in the way of action. In fact in the first half their wasn't a single effort of note. The second half was alittle better for us as we began to control more of the ball but like the first half their wasn't much in the way of forward action, however on the 85th minute we got the winning goal with a speculative effort from M.Semali which bounced past the keeper. 

Next up was Napoli and yet again we really didn't produce any sort of attacking football. The first half didn't see a single effort towards goal and both keepers might as well stayed in the changing rooms. The second half wasn't much better in truth however we did manage one effort on goal as I.Coda Zabetta firing low past the keeper and upright. The game ended with a chorus of boo's

We now faced our second leg against AS Monaco and we got off to a cracking start as within three minutes we had taken the lead as M.Romano jinked through the defence to fire into the net. Soon after it was two nil with M.Romero doing the honours from outside of the area. We were looking good for our lead but on the 34th minute a poor pass by D.Lopez was intercepted and S.Muravjov fired in from ten yards. The second half was eight minutes old when Monaco equalised with S.Muravjov running through my defence with far too much ease and fired under C.Gonzalez We seemed to be struggling to get going in the second half and on the hour mark it was Monaco who grabbed the lead as S.Muravjov completed his hat-trick with a fine strike. Monaco were by far the better side in the second half however on the 89th minute we countered them and M.Semlali headed in a S.Zupanovic cross to send us through to the next round.

We now faced a local derby against Torino and we got off to a good start as on the 15th minute M.Romano gave us the lead with a curling effort from outside the area. However after the goal the game seemed to die off with little forward action. The second half wasn't much better in truth with some dire play. On the 78th minute we managed to score again however I.Coda Zabetta managed to score past his own keeper to give the away side a share of the points.

The final game of the month saw us facing an Italian Cup Semi Final 1st Leg match against Carpi and we didn't get off to a great start as F.Ghezzi jinked into the area with far too much ease and gave them the lead with a rasping effort. The goal though gave us a kick up the ass and we started to actually play and on the 26th minute D.Milenov headed in a S.Zupanovic cross to equalise. We were playing the better forward and on the 73rd minute we grabbed the winner with J.Caicedo beating the offside trap and wasted no time in firing in under the onrushing keeper.

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
3/2/29: A.C.Milan (23/38) (a) 2-3L J.Caicedo (2) / E.Abdulahi (3)
11/2/29: Fiorentina (24/38) (h) 3-0w M.Romano, D.Milanov, J.Caicedo
15/2/29: AS Monaco (EURO Cup 1st Knockout Rd 1st Leg) (h) 1-0w M.Semlali
19/2/29: Napoli (25/38) (a) 0-0d No Scorers
22/2/29: AS Monaco (EURO Cup 1st Knockout Rd 2nd Leg (agg 1-0)) (a) 3-3d M.Romano, M.Romero, M.Semlali / S.Muravjov (3)
25/2/29: Torino (26/38) (h) 1-0w M.Romano
28/2/29: Carpi (Italian Cup Semi Final 1st Leg) (a) 2-1w D.Milenov, J.Caicedo / F.Ghezzi

Other News:
We still remain top of the table but only seven points clear of second placed INTER 
Injury news sees L.Sane out for the majority of the month after spraining his ankle during the game against A.C.Milan. Also J.Caicedo missed around half the month after straining his calf during the game with Fiorentina.
More injury news sees L.Capezzi missing the latter part of the month and some of next month after straining his ankle ligaments during training
The draw for the EURO Cup 2nd Knockout Rd sees us facing fellow Italian side Palermo, the first leg will be played away from home

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March 2029:
The month started with a game against Novara and on the 9th minute we took the lead as D.Milenov headed in from a L.Sane cross. Ten minutes later we added a second goal with D.Rugani venturing upfield and hitting a thunderous effort into the top corner which left the keeper stunned. The rest of the half saw my side piling on the pressure without testing the keeper. The second half was again all my side but we failed to add to our tally and on the 65th minute Novara pulled a goal back with S.Moya curling into the back of the net. Luckily for us that was Novara's only real effort of the game.

We now faced fellow Italian side Palermo in the EURO Cup 2nd Knockout Round and we got off to the worst possible start as on the 4th minute L.Borrelli gave Palermo the lead with a low strike past my keeper. Ten minutes later the same player grabbed another goal with a powerful strike into the top corner. We weren't getting near the Palermo side and on the 38th minute Nivaldo gave them a three goal lead with a curling effort past the outstretched arms of C.Gonzalez. On the stroke of half time it was four nil with P.Marino heading in from close range after my whole side failed to deal with a simple cross. The second half was much the same with Palermo piling on the pressure however luckily for us they couldn't finish the many attacks. With three minutes remaining in the game we pulled a goal back as J.Caicedo slotted in from close range but I was far from happy with my sides performance

Our next game sees us facing Chievo at home and we struggled to get going again. The first saw us not getting close to the Chievo goal but luckily for us Chievo were just as bad. The second half wasn't much better in truth with very little action however on the 78th minute Chievo grabbed the winner with E.Montanari sprinting in from the wing to fire a thunderbolt into the top corner to give the away side all three points and my players a headache from the chorus of jeers from the fans

The next game sees us facing a second leg tie against Palermo and we got off to a good start with J.Caicedo giving us the lead with a fine strike from ten yards. We carried on piling forward and on the 29th minute we added another goal with a low shot from M.Romano which gave the keeper no chance of saving. Just before the break I forced into a change as M.Romero picked up an injury and was replaced by M.Kean. The second half was all my side as we piled on the pressure and on the 75th minute M.Romano grabbed our third goal and the equaliser with a curling effort. On the stroke of full time we came close to a fourth with M.Kean rattling the upright from twenty yards however we did enough to go through on the away goal rule.

Our next match saw us facing Udinese and we made light work of them with some excellent play. It did however take us till the 43rd minute to take the lead as M.Semlali jinked through the defence and fired under the onrushing keeper. The second half was much the same with attack after attack and on the 64th minute A.Gouano headed in from a L.Sane cross. We were all over the Udinese side and on the 89th minute M.Semlali grabbed his second goal and our third with a well worked team which saw him tap in from close range

The final game of the month saw us facing Roma and we outplayed them from the start without pressurising there goal. The first half didn't see a single shot despite all the possession. The second half wasn't much better with some great midfield play just dire attacking play. However with ten minutes remaining in the game D.Milenov headed in a L.Capezzi cross to give us all three points.

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
4/3/29: Novara (27/38) (a) 2-1w D.Milenov, D.Rugani / S.Moya
8/3/29: Palermo (EURO CUP 2nd Knockout Rd 1st Leg) (a) 1-4L J.Caicedo / L.Borrelli (2), Nivaldo, P.Marino
12/3/29: Chievo (28/38) (h) 0-1L No Scorers / E.Montanari
15/3/29: Palermo (EURO CUP 2nd Knockout Rd 2nd Leg (agg 1-4)) (h) 3-0w J.Caicedo, M.Romano (2) 
18/3/29: Udinese (29/38) (a) 3-0w M.Semlali (2), A.Gouano
31/3/29: Roma (30/38) (h) 1-0w D.Milenov

Other News:
Despite a loss in the league we are still top some ten points clear of second placed INTER. We are also guaranteed  European football next season.
Injury news sees M.Romero miss the latter half of the month and the first half of next month after spraining his ankle in the game against Palermo in the 2nd Leg of the EURO Cup.
The draw for the EURO Cup ¼ Final sees us facing Spanish side Vigo, the first leg will be played in Spain
 

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April 2029:
The first game of the month saw us facing Carpi the second leg of the Italian Cup Semi Final and we started poorly as on the 11th minute R.Pinto jinked through my defence with real ease and fired under the keeper. Six minutes later they added a second goal with the same player heading a cross past the arms of C.Gonzalez who was slow to react. We were being outplayed with ease and just before the break they added a third goal with an own goal by I.Gonzalez to give them a three goal cushion going into the second half. The second half was alittle better as we started to play and on the 63rd minute we pulled a goal back with M.Romano firing a long range effort past the keeper. We were piling on the pressure and on the 78th minute J.Caicedo grabbed a second goal to level the tie on aggregate. I pushed my players forward to get us the winner but we failed to add a third goal and we went out on the away goal rule.

Our next game saw us facing Cagliari in the league and we again made a poor start with L.Ocampos  rose above my static defence to head past the keeper. On the 34th minute it was two nil with A.Horvath curling in from outside the area that gave my keeper little chance of saving. I was furious with my side and the second half they responded to my words with an excellent display. Six minutes into the half we pulled a goal back as M.Semlali tapped in from close range after some woeful Cagliari defending. We piled on the forward pressure and on the 79th minute we pulled level with a low strike from D.Milenov, however we couldn't get the winner our second half performance deserved.

We now face Vigo in the EURO Cup ¼ Final 1st leg and we started the better as on the 19th minute M.Kean slotted in under the keeper form six yards. Ten minutes later it was two nil with J.Caicedo rattling the ball in off the crossbar after spotting the keeper off his line. However with three minutes remaining in the half we conceded a sloppy goal as D.Idowu ran onto a loose ball and fired in under the keeper. The second half was three minutes old when D.Idowu levelled for Vigo with a rasping effort from outside the area which my keeper should've done a lot better to save. On the hour mark we let ourselves down again as some poor defending was intercepted and I.Nkosi fired in off the upright. I was livid with my defence and on the 89th minute my attack saved the day with M.Kean firing in his second of the game from just inside the area to give us three away goals.

Our poor form for the month continued as we struggled against Pescara. It took the away side barely two minutes to take the lead as J.Asoro jinked into the area and fired with pace past C.Gonzalez. Soon after Pescara came close to grabbing another goal with a headed ball into the net but it was ruled out for a foul. On the 38th minute we managed to equalise with our first attack of the game as M.Romano slotted in from ten yards after a great low cross from L.Sane. The second half was much the same with Pescara controlling a lot of the play and on the 68th minute F.Crea gave them the lead with a powerful strike from outside the area. However we got another piece of luck saw the Pescara keeper fluff a clearance and M.Semlali volleyed it back into the top corner.

Up next was the return leg against Vigo in the EURO Cup and we started well and on the 8th minute we took the lead as Angelo diverted a L.Sane cross past his own keeper for an own goal. Twelve minutes later we made it two nil with J.Caicedo beating the offside trap and rounding the keeper to slot in the empty net. We were all over the Vigo side but we just couldn't add to our tally in the first half. The second half was ten minutes old when Vigo piled forward and pulled a goal back with A.Hunt doing the honours from the Spanish side. Vigo were piling forward and on the 89th minute they made it two two with a Roberto curling in a free-kick from twenty five yards. Luckily for us our second half dire performance didn't see us go out Europe as we went through on the away goal. But I was far from pleased with the lack of effort made in the second half.

We now faced second placed INTER and on the 19th minute we took the lead as M.Semlali ran into the area unmarked and fired past the onrushing keeper. Soon after we made it two nil with INTER scoring a comical own goal as B.Simons back pass beat his keeper and rolled into the net. We were looking good at that point however the goal seemed to give INTER a kick up the ass and they started to play and on the 44th minute they made it 2-1 with a well struck effort from J.Delgado. The second half was all INTER as they carried on the from the end of the first half and on the 66th minute they got the deserved equaliser as A.Luiz ran through my defence with far too much ease and fired under I.Caicedo in my goal. INTER were all over us but luckily for us they failed to add to there total

The final game of the month saw us taking on Bologna and we dominated with real ease and on the 3rd minute we grabbed the lead as I.Coda Zabetta hitting home from outside the area. Twelve minutes later we added a further goal with M.Semlali rising above the defence and heading a M.Romano cross past the keeper. Just after the half hour we added a third goal with I.Coda Zabetta firing in low past the Bologna keeper. The second half was two minutes old when a lapse in concentration saw V.Torres pulling a goal back for the away side. We carried on the pressure and on the 64th minute we added a fourth goal with L.Sane hitting a great free-kick from 25 yards to give the keeper little chance of saving. There was one final goal in the game as on the 87th minute S.Zupanovic made it 5-1 with a curling shot which was tipped in off the crossbar to end a dire month on a high

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
4/4/29: Carpi (Italian Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg (agg 2-1) (h) 2-3L M.Romano, J.Caicedo / R.Pinto (2), I.Gonzalez og  
8/4/29: Cagliari (31/38) (a) 2-2d M.Semlali, D.Milenov / L.Ocempos, A.Horvath
12/4/29: Vigo (EURO Cup ¼ Final 1st Leg) (a) 3-3d M.Kean (2), J.Caicedo / D.Idowu (2), I.Nkosi
16/4/29: Pescara (32/38) (h) 2-2d M.Romano, M.Semlali / J.Asoro, F.Crea
19/4/29: Vigo (EURO Cup ¼ Final 2nd Leg (agg 3-3) (h) 2-2d Angelo og, J.Caicedo / A.Hunt, Roberto 
22/4/29: INTER (33/38) (a) 2-2d M.Semlali, B.Simons og / J.Delgado, A.Luiz
29/4/29: Bologna (34/38) (h) 5-1w I.Coda Zabetta (2), M.Semlali, L.Sane, S.Zupanovic / V.Torres

Other News:
Despite an inconsistent month we are still top by eight points over INTER and we are now also guaranteed Champions Cup football next season
The draw for the EURO Cup semi finals sees us facing English side Arsenal, the first leg will be played at home. The other semi final sees Napoli face FCP.

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May 2029:
The first match of the month sees us facing English side Arsenal in the 1st leg of the EURO Cup Semi Final and we started brilliantly with a well struck effort on the 9th minute from I.Coda Zabetta. Twelve minutes later we made it two nil with M.Kean. It was becoming too easy for us and on the 42nd minute it was three nil as M.Semlali jinked into the area unmarked and fired under the onrushing keeper. The second half was much the same as we piled the pressure on and on the hour mark D.Milenov rose above the defence and headed a J.Caicedo cross into the back of the net. Arsenal were nowhere near the ball and on the stroke of full time we made it five nil as M.Semlali grabbed his second of the game to all but put us into the final.

Our next game saw us facing Empoli and two minutes into the game we took the lead as J.Caicedo beat the offside trap to fire in a M.Semlali through-ball. After the goal the game went pretty quiet with little in the way of action and just before the break we grabbed the second goal with M.Semlali heading in from a L.Sane corner after J.Caicedo's initial effort was tipped over the crossbar. The second half was pretty damn boring in truth with the majority of the play centered in the middle third of the pitch. However at the full time whistle we celebrated as the win had given us the Serie A title.

We now faced the second leg of our Semi Final with Arsenal and I warned my players not to relax even though we were five nil up. However I might as well talked to myself as we never got going. Arsenal dominated and on the 33rd minute they took the lead with a well worked team move to see O.Grougi fire in under I.Caicedo. Arsenal kept on pressing forward but failed to add in the first half. The second half wasn't much better with the English side piling on the pressure and on the 59th minute J.Schouten slotted in from close range to give Arsenal a two goal lead. Ten minutes later Arsenal were awarded a penalty after H.Romero was adjudged to have handled the ball, luckily for us O.Grougi's penalty went wide of the post. Arsenal carried on the pressure but for all there pressure they couldn't add to there tally and we went through to the final 5-2 on aggregate. As happy as I was that I had reached my first European final I was far from happy with the sides performance

Our next game sees us facing Sassuolo and on the 13th minute we took the lead as S.Nketlah sent a cross past his own keeper for an own goal. We piled forward and on the 38th minute we came close to adding another goal with a long range effort from  J.Caicedo which was tipped over the crossbar. The second half was all my side with attack after attack however on the 79th minute we let our guard down and L.Jourdan beat the offside trap and fired in past my keeper to give the home side a share of the points.

We now faced our penultimate league game against Verona  and not long into the game we took the lead as M.Romero jinked through the Verona defence and fired with pace past the keeper. On the 28th minute we added a second goal with I.Coda Zabetta heading in from close range after the Verona defence failed to deal with a L.Sane cross. The second half though was a poor performance as my players switched off . It took Verona ten minutes to pull a goal back as T.Guidi fired in from the penalty spot after a poor challenge by D.Rugani. Verona were controlling the ball a million times better than my players and on the 79th minute L.Antonelli curled one in from outside the area. With three minutes remaining in the game Verona had a clear cut chance to score the winner but their striker somehow managed to miss an open net after I.Caicedo slipped with the ball

Our next game saw the EURO Cup game (See Seperate story)

The final game of the season sees us facing Palermo and we played the better football throughout the first half without really getting close to the opposition goal. The second half was much the same as we carried on the pressure and on the 73rd minute it finally paid off as M.Kean hit home from outside the area. Ten minutes later though Palermo pulled level to get a share of the points after a great team move saw them split my defence apart and Nivaldo tapped in after rounding my keeper. 

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
3/4/29: Arsenal (EURO Cup Semi Final 1st Leg) (h) 5-0w I.Coda Zabetta, M.Kean, M.Semlali (2), D.Milenov
6/5/29: Empoli (35/38) (a) 2-0w J.Caicedo, M.Semlali 
10/5/29: Arsenal (EURO Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg (agg 5-0)) (a) 0-2L No Scorers / O.Grougi, J.Schouten 
14/5/29: Sassuolo (36/38) (a) 1-1d S.Nketlah og / L.Jourdan
20/5/29: Verona (37/38) (h) 2-2d M.Romero, I.Coda Zabetta / T.Guidi, L.Antonelli

Spoiler

23/5/29: FCP (EURO Cup Final) (Volksparkstadion, Hamburg) 2-0w J.Caicedo, M.Semlali  


27/5/29: Palermo (38/38) (a) 1-1d M.Kean / Nivaldo


Other News:
After the win against Empoli we were crowned as Serie A champions for the first time since 2024/25.
Injury news sees D.Milenov out for half of the month after picking up a pulled hamstring in the game against Empoli. More injury news sees M.Romero missing for the next two months after tearing his hamstring against FCP.
I have been awarded the Serie A Manager of the Year award after winning the Serie A title. My side have had D.Rugani and M.Romero named in the Serie A Team of the Year
The club announced that they are planning to expand the stadium by a whole 363 seats and will be completed by the end of June

Serie A Table:
1st: Juventus 84pts Champions (Champions Cup)
2nd: INTER 79pts (Champions Cup)
3rd: A.C.Milan 76pts (Champions Cup)
4th: Roma 75pts (Champions Cup)
5th: Napoli 73pts (EURO Cup)
6th: Pescara 61pts (EURO Cup)
7th:
Torino 58pts (EURO Cup)
8th:
Chievo 57pts
9th: Fiorentina 51pts
10th: Verona 50pts 
11th: Empoli 45pts
12th: Bologna 44pts
13th: Cagliari 44pts
14th: Sassuolo 43pts
15th: Spezia 42pts
16th: Sampdoria 42pts
17th: Palermo 35pts
18th: Atalanta 34pts (Relegated)
19th:
Udinese 31pts (Relegated)
20th:
Novara 26pts (Relegated)

The clubs end of season awards have taken place and are as follows:-
Fans Player of the Season: Daniele Rugani (57 %)
Signing of the Season: Jorge Caicedo £8,650,000 from Barcelona 
Young Player of the Season: Ivan Coda Zabetta 
Top Scorer: Maximiliano Romero (18  goals)
Highest Average Rating: Daniele Rugani (7.26)
Most Yellow Cards: Hector Bellerin (9)
Most Red Cards: No Red Cards (0)

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June 2029:
No matches so no reports

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
No matches so no results

Other News:
After winning the European and League double I have now been linked with the Manchester United job. To be truthful it would be very tempting if I was too be offered the job.
I have also been informed that we will face English side Manchester City in the European Super Cup, the tie will be played on August 14th. We will also be playing AS Roma in the Italian Super Cup and it will be played on August 11th 
I have also been informed that the ground expansion has been completed and we now have a capacity of 51,843

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great season after the Barca mixed-bag!  Congrats on the double!

Il y a 13 heures, mark wilson27 a dit :

expand the stadium by a whole 363 seats


Question:  Are those seats behind every colomn in the stadium? ;)

 

Edited by Rien102

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Season Fourteen: 2029/30
July 2029:
The first friendly of the pre-season as we faced A.C.Milan and we didn't really perform and on the 17th minute S.Diaz gave them the lead with a rasping effort from ten yards. With ten minutes remaining in the half they made it two nil with R.Neves slotting in after some woeful defending. It was too easy for Milan and on the 75th minute S.Diaz grabbed a second of the game to give his side a three nil win

Our next game saw us facing Grasshoppers and we turned up for this one with some excellent play and on the 12th minute we took the lead with M.Semalali heading in from close range. Ten minutes later he made it two nil with a curling effort from the corner of the area. We were all over the opposition and on the 43rd minute D.Milenov grabbed our third goal with a well struck shot from twelve yards. The second half was much the same and on the 78th minute we grabbed another goal with J.Caicedo firing low past the diving keeper. However one poor pass cost us a goal as L.Waldschmidt hit a thunderous effort from twenty yards to give the home side a goal.

We now faced Naters and an early goal by the home side saw L.Tobler firing in to send the crowd wild. We responded well though and on the 23rd minute Z.Horvat levelled the scores with a brilliant finish to a great team move. Twelve minutes later we added another goal with D.Milenov headed in from a looping cross. The second half was all my side however it took us till the stroke of full time to give us a third and final goal.

Our next game saw us facing the side that knocked us out of the Italian Cup last season Carpi and we turned up this time. Within a minute of the kick off we took the lead as G.Andorlini jinked through the defence and fired under the keeper. On the 14th minute we made it two nil with A.Gouano heading a bullet past the Carpi keeper. Just after the half hour we grabbed a third goal with I.Coda Zabetta curling a wonderful free-kick into the top corner after M.Semalali was fouled. The second half was again all my side and on the 54th minute J.Caicedo slotted in from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the area. With ten minutes remaining in the game we scored goal number five as J.Caicedo ran through the defence and rounded the keeper to slot into the open net.

The next friendly sees us travelling to England to face Manchester United and we didn't get off to the best of start as they took the lead on the 9th minute with Moreira doing the honours from outside the area. They carried on the pressure and on the 34th minute they grabbed a further goal with A.Pinamonti curling in from twelve yards. The second half was a different story as my players responded to a few choice Wilson words and on the 64th minute M.Semalali rose above the defence to head in a corner. We carried on the pressure and with ten minutes remaining in the game J.Caicedo levelled the scores with a simple tap in from six yards after some dodgy keeping

Our penultimate game of the month saw us facing  Boca and we dominated the game and on the 17th minute we took the lead as M.Semalali jinked into the area and fired with pace past the keeper. Eleven minutes later we added goal number two with a looping free-kick from H.Romero which saw the keeper flapping into the net. We were all over the Boca side but with a minute remaining in the half they pulled a goal back with M.Glaser tapping in from right under the goal after some dire defending. The second half was all my side however we only managed to score the one goal as J.Caicedo headed in to give us a 3-1 win.

The final game of the month saw us facing another English side AFC Liverpool and as expected we battered them. The scoring started almost immediately  as M.Semlali slotted in from close range after beating the keeper to a loose backpass. On the 18th minute we added another goal with H.Romero rose above the defence to head in a looping cross. Two minutes later the same player grabbed a second goal with a well struck effort from just inside the area. We were running the show and on the 23rd minute H.Romero completed a five minute hat-trick with a curling shot from the corner of the area. The second half was again all us and on the 49th minute J.Caicedo hit a thunderous shot past the Liverpool keeper. Ten minutes later we added another goal with M.Romero beating the offside tree and dinking the ball over the keeper. Goal number seven saw J.Caicedo grabbing his second of the game with a low effort which beat the keeper to his near post. There was one more goal in the game as J.Caicedo completed his hat-trick on the 88th minute with a simple shot after a great team move

Monthly Results: (Friendly unless stated)
11/7/29: A.C.Milan (a) 0-3L No Scorers / S.Diaz (2). R.Neves
13/7/29: Grasshoppers (a) 4-1w M.Semlali (2), D.Milenov, J.Caicedo / L.Waldschmidt
15/7/29: Naters (a) 3-1w Z.Horvat, D.Milenov, M.Semlali / L.Tobler
17/7/29: Carpi (a) 5-0w G.Andorlini, A.Gounao, I.Coda Zabetta, J.Caicedo (2)
20/7/29: Manchester United (a) 2-2d M.Semlali, J.Caicedo / Moreira, A.Pinamonti
25/7/29: Boca (a) 3-1w M.Semlali, H.Romero, J.Caicedo / M.Glaser
28/7/29: AFC Liverpool (a) 8-0w M.Semlali, H.Romero (3), J.Caicedo (3), M.Romero

Other News:
Transfer news sees L.Sane leaving the club on a free transfer after refusing to sign a new contract with the club.
Other transfer news sees M.Kean joining Olympique Lyonnais for a fee of £35,500,00 which could rise to £46,500,000.
The club also have stated what they expect of me for the forthcoming season. They expect me to at least reach the First Knockout Rd of the Champions Cup and win Serie A. The other competitions their not that fussed about.
 

 

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August 2029: (Part One)
The month began with a friendly against Borgaro and we demolished them with real ease. The first goal came in the 15th minute as H.Romero beat the offside trap to fire under the onrushing keeper. Eight minutes later we added another goal with I.Coda Zabetta doing the honours from twenty odd yards. On the 25th minute it was three nil as M.Romano slotted in from close range after running onto a great through-ball. With three minutes remaining in the half we made it four goals as I.Coda Zabetta got his second of the game with a well placed shot from just inside the area. The second half was all us and on the 47th minute M.Romano got his second of the game with a well struck shot which gave the keeper no chance of saving. Just before the hour M.Romano completed his hat-trick as he ran into the area unmarked and headed a Z.Horvat free-kick past the keeper. We kept on the pressure and next on the score sheet was J.Caicedo who hit a wonderous effort from thirty yards into the top of the net. With ten minutes remaining in the game the same player made a mockery of the defence to slide the ball under the onrushing keeper. The scoring wasn't over as on the 89th minute M.Semalali grabbed the ninth goal much to the dismay of the keeper

We now faced much sterner opposition as we faced Spanish side A.Bilbao and the game was pretty damn tight with very little in the way of action compared to the previous game. With two minutes remaining in the half we took the lead as A.Gouano jinked through  the defence with the ball and somehow fumbled the ball into the net. The second half was basically horse manure with neither my side or the Bilbao side managing to string more than a few passes together

Italian Super Cup Final:
Our first competitive game of the season and we faced Roma at the San Siro. The game didn't get off to a great start as Roma took the lead on the 3rd minute as M.Castro threaded the ball to the feet of E.Canli who lashed it under C.Gonzalez. Six minutes later it was two nil as E.Canli again ran through my defence with far too much ease to hit with power past my keeper. We weren't getting near the ball and on the 18th minute E.Canli grabbed his hat-trick after heading in a Gerson free-kick. Twelve minutes later though we pulled a goal back as M.Romero hit home from twenty five yards after a loose ball outside the area. With a couple of minutes remaining in the half we had the chance to grab a second goal but J.Caicedo failed to convert from the penalty spot after he was fouled in the area by P.Sorla.

Half Time Score 1-3

The second half saw my players coming out fighting and on the 59th minute we pulled a further goal back with A.Gouano running onto a I.Coda Zabetta through-ball and wasted no time in firing past the Roma keeper D.Vidic. Ten minutes later we had another chance with a rasping effort from I.Coda Zabetta which beat the keeper but not the crossbar. We carried on the forward pressure and on the 77th we got the equaliser with a low shot from J.Caicedo to beat the keeper.

Full Time 3-3

The game went into extra time however both sets of players failed to get close to the goal with the allotted half hour of play so the game went to penalties.

End of Extra Time 3-3

The game went to penalties and we managed to beat them 3-2 with T.Ricard, P.Sorla, Gerson and M.Kobylanski all missing for Roma whilst A.Gouano, M.Romero and J.Caicedo missed for us.
 

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August 2029: (Part Two)
European Super Cup:
The next game of the month sees us facing English side Manchester City at the Le Romerede, Zaragoza. We started the better and controlled the game with surprising ease and on the 20th minute we took the lead as M.Romero jinked into the area with far too much ease to fire in under F.Rivers. We carried on the pressure and 39th minute M.Romero rose above the defence to head in a D.Milenov cross.

Half Time Score 2-0

The second half was much the same as my side carried on the forward pressure and on the 55th minute we had the chance to score with D.Milenov failing to hit the target from six yards after running onto a D.Lopez through-ball. Eight minutes later we had yet another chance with a rasping effort from D.Milenov but his effort was tipped round the post by F.Rivers. On the 79th minute we grabbed the third and final goal as M.Romero completed his hat-trick with a wonderous effort from outside the area which gave the keeper very little chance of saving and gave my side its first European Super Cup win since the 1996/97 season

Full Time Score 3-0

Serie A
The first game of the league season sees us facing Lazio and we got off to the best of starts as Z.Horvat slotted in within forty seven seconds of the kick off. However the early goal didn't help us as Lazio piled on the pressure and we were lucky to get to the half time interval without conceding. The second half was two minutes old Lazio pulled level with a beautiful strike from inside the area which gave C.Gonzalez no chance of saving. Lazio were all over us but on the stroke of full time we showed why we are champions with M.Romero hitting a brilliant effort into the top corner to give us winning start to the season

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
1/8/29: Borgaro (Friendly) (a) 9-0w H.Romero, I.Coda Zabetta (2), M.Romano (3), J.Caicedo (2), M.Semalali
8/8/29: A.Bilbao (Friendly) (a) 1-0w A.Gouano
11/8/29: Roma (Super Cup Final) (San Siro, Milan) 3-3d (3-2w pen) M.Romero, A.Gouano, J.Caicedo / E.Canli (3)
14/8/29: Manchester City (European Super Cup) (La Romerede, Zaragoza) 3-0w M.Romero (3) 1ST WIN  SINCE 96/97
26/8/29: Lazio (h) (1/38) 2-1w Z.Horvat 1, M.Romero / M.Carrara

Other News:
I have decided that A.Gouano and H.Romero will be my Captain and Vice Captain for the forthcoming season
The bookies have released the odds for the forthcoming season and we have been made 11-4 favourites to retain the title. We have also been quoted at 1000-1 to be relegated
The Champions Cup have been drawn and we have been placed in group A with A.Madrid (ESP), FCP (POR) and Rangers (SCO)
Job news sees the Spanish FA offering me £105,000 per week to take over the National squad. I have declined the offer this time

 

 

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September 2029:
We started the better and on the 11th minute we took the lead as M.Romero fired in low past the INTER keeper. Seven minutes later the same player scored from just outside the area after running in from the wing. We were looking good and on the half hour we made it three nil with a looping shot from twenty yards. Just before the break though we conceded a silly goal with some woeful defending which saw M.Coppola heading in past C.Gonzalez. The second half was all INTER and on the 56th minute J.Delgado hit the ball in off the upright. Ten minutes later we conceded an equaliser as J.Delgado rose above the defence and headed a cross over C.Gonzalez. We weren't getting close to the ball and on the stroke of full time J.Delgado completed his hat-trick with a rasping low shot which beat my keeper far too easy.

We now faced Cagliari and again started well M.Romero hit a curling effort from twenty five yards to beat the keeper into the top corner. On the 33rd minute we came close to grabbing another goal with M.Romano firing straight at the keepers arms when it was easier to score. The second half was pretty quiet in truth with most of the action in the middle third of the pitch however on the 74th minute Cagliari grabbed the equaliser with a wonderful strike which gave C.Gonzalez no chance of saving.

Our next game saw us facing Rangers in the Champions Cup and the Scottish side took the lead early on as M.Christensen ran through my defence with ease and fired under C.Gonzalez. On the 21st minute though we levelled as M.Romero rose above the defence and headed a I.Coda Zabetta cross past the keeper. Twelve minutes later though Rangers retook the lead as S.Acerbis ran onto a through-ball and rounded my keeper to slot into the empty net. The second half was nine minutes old when we levelled the scores again as I.Coda Zabetta cooly dinked the ball over the keeper from just inside the area after spotting him off the line. The game was pretty much end to end and on the 84th minute we grabbed the winner as D.Milenov hit home from six yards after beating the keeper to a low pass. In the other group game Atletico Madrid beat FCP 2-0 to go top of the table.

Chievo was next and on the 24th minute the home side took the lead as I.Gonzalez sliced clearance looped over the head of my keeper for an own goal. With four minutes remaining in the half we levelled the scores as M.Romero hit in from the penalty spot after D.Milenov was brought down in the area. The second half quite tight with some great midfield play by either side however on the 75th minute the winner was scored as S.Vitalli beat the offside trap and fired under C.Gonzalez to give Chievo the win

Next up was Spezia who came flying out the blocks and scored within a minute as Jefferson hit home from ten yards after some woeful defending. On the 18th minute it was two nil as J.Garcia rose above the defence and headed a cross past the arms of C.Gonzalez. Twelve minutes later we pulled a goal back as M.Romero tapped in from six yards after beating the offside trap. Just before the break Spezia regained their two goal lead with a low shot which my keeper should've really saved. The second half was three minutes old when M.Romero pulled another goal back with a brilliant shot which stung the fingers of the keeper. On the 58th minute we drew level as M.Romano sprinted into the area and fired a Z.Horvat cross past the keeper. Twelve minutes later goal number four was scored for my side as Z.Horvat hit a powerful strike from outside the area which rattled in off the crossbar. With two minutes remaining in the game the final goal was scored as H.Romero showed some great pace to beat the defence and wasted no time in firing under the onrushing keeper.

The final game of the month saw us facing Bologna  and we made a good start with some excellent play however it took till the 33rd minute for us to get the first goal as M.Romano jinked in past the defence and keeper to slot home into the empty net. The second half was much the same as we dominated without pressurising the keeper and on the 69th minute Bologna equalised and got a share of the points with a well struck effort from outside the area. We really should've scored a lot more.

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
2/9/29: INTER (a) (2/38) 3-4L M.Romero (3) / M.Coppole, J.Delgado (3)
15/9/29: Cagliari (h) (3/38) 1-1d M.Romero / M.Pugliese
18/9/29: Rangers (h) (Champions Cup Grp A (1/6) 3-2w M.Romero, I.Coda Zabetta, D.Milenov / M.Christensen, S.Acerbis 
23/9/29: Chievo (a) (4/38) 1-2L M.Romero / I.Gonzalez og, S.Vitalli
27/9/29: Spezia (h) (5/38) 5-3w M.Romero (3), M.Romano, H.Romero / Jefferson (2), J.Garcia
30/9/29: Bologna (a) (6/38) 1-1d M.Romano / G.Simionato

Other News:
After a poor start to the season we are currently sat in 11th place some 7pts off top of table Chievo
Injury news sees J.Caicedo missing around a couple of weeks of the month after straining his abdomen during training. More news sees A.Gouano missing the same amount of time after twisting his knee during International duty. S.Zupanovic will also miss a couple of weeks during the month after straining his groin on International duty.
More injury news sees H.Bellerin out for the latter part of the month and the start of next month after fracturing his cheekbone during training
The odds for the Champions Cup have been released and we have been quoted at 18-1 to win the trophy, Manchester City are 4-1 favourites
 

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October 2029:
The first game of the month sees us facing FCP in the Champions Cup and we started brilliantly as M.Romero fired in from close range after running onto a L.Capezzi through-ball. On the 14th minute we grabbed a second goal as M.Romero fired in from the penalty spot after A.Gouano was brought down in the area. We were running away with it however we failed to score another goal in the first half. The second half was ten minutes old when the next goal was scored as FCP pulled a goal back as I.Nkosi rose above the defence and headed in from under the crossbar. The goal seemed to knock the wind out of my players and on the 79th minute FCP equalised with A.Torres rifling in from just outside the area to give them a share of the points. The other game in the group saw Rangers drawing 2-2 with Atletico Madrid

We now faced our local rivals Torino and we started the better and six minutes into the game we took the lead as L.Capezzi jinked through the defence and unleashed a powerful drive past the keeper. Soon after we had another we had another chance with a great team move which split the defence apart however just as D.Milenov finished the move it was ruled out for offside. The second half was again all my side as we dominated our local rivals and on the 88th minute we grabbed the killer goal as J.Caicedo ran onto a through-ball and fired with pace past the keeper to give us the bragging rights.

Our next game saw us facing Empoli and it was pretty tight and slow to get going. The first real effort of the game saw the first goal as on the 39th minute M.Romero gave us the lead with a thunderous effort from outside the area. The second half was all my side as we controlled the play and on the 65th minute we added our second goal with J.Caicedo heading in a I.Coda Zabetta free-kick. The rest of the game saw us still controlling without any forward pressure. The game did however decend into a slanging match and in the twenty five minutes six yellow cards were shown

Next up was a Champions Cup game against Atletico Madrid and we dominated with ease. It did however take us till the 28th minute to score the first goal with A.Gouano curling a wonderful free-kick into the top corner after L.Capezzi was brought down on the way to goal. Two minutes before the half time interval we added another goal as I.Coda Zabetta hit a speculative shot from outside the area which bobble under the keeper and into the back of the net. The second half was all my side as we kept the ball away from the Madrid side and on the 81st minute we grabbed the third and final goal as A.Gouano slotted in from ten yards from a I.Coda Zabetta cross. The other game in the group sees Rangers losing 3-1 to FCP.

The next game saw us facing Carpi and we began the better and on the 14th minute we took the lead as D.Rugani jinked through the defence with ease and fired under the keeper. Twelve minutes later we made it two nil as Z.Horvat hit a powerful strike in off the crossbar. We were looking good however on the 38th minute Carpi pulled a goal back as F.Ghezzi made the most of a poor clearance by C.Gonzalez. The second half was again all us but for all our pressure we could only add the one single goal as D.Rugani fired in his second of the game from the corner of the area. Despite the three points I was alittle disappointed with how wasteful we were in front of goal

The final game of the month saw us facing Roma and we got off to a terrible start as E.Canli headed in from close range within a minute of the kick off. On the 28th minute they grabbed another goal as E.Canli beat the offside trap and dinked the ball over C.Gonzalez. We weren't getting close to the ball at all. The second half wasn't much better as we were being outplayed however Roma couldn't get past my keeper and on the stroke of full time we countered one of there attacks and M.Romero pulled a goal back. The goal though was flattering for us.

Monthly Results: (Serie A unless stated)
3/10/29: FCP (a) (Champions Cup Grp A (2/6) 2-2d M.Romero (2) / I.Nkosi, A.Torres 
7/10/29: Torino (h) (7/38) 2-0w L.Capezzi, J.Caicedo
20/10/29: Empoli (a) (8/38) 2-0w M.Romero, J.Caicedo
24/10/29: A.Madrid (h) (Champions Cup Grp A (3/6) 3-0w A.Gouano (2), I.Coda Zabetta  
28/10/29: Carpi (h) (9/38) 3-1w D.Rugani (2), Z.Horvat / F.Ghezzi
31/10/29: Roma (a) (10/38) 2-1L M.Romero / E.Canli (2)

Other News:
After a much better month in the league we have moved up to 7th place on 17pts, we have closed the gap at the top to 6pts over Roma
Injury news sees D.Milenov miss the middle two weeks of the month after twisting his ankle during the Torino game

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