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The transfers are done and my word have I spent but WHAT A SQUAD!

Only 10x more... :lol:

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What I've spent on my whole team in comparsion to others seems nothing!

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And wage wise.

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Right, let's show the whole squad this time.

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Goalkeepers

Iversen we all know about, he'll be our #1 but for some reason Manchester City let a good prospect go for 28k, seems odd.

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Defenders

Right backs

The same as last year.  Olosunde is my starter with Alpha as back up.  Olosundes physical stats make him such a good player in my tactic and I've tried to find the best sort of player I can on the left.

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Left backs

Hickey is still progressing, he's going to be club grown I think, I do like the look of our new left back.  English, 23, needs to work on his Stamina but has room to improve.

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Center backs

My scouts were going bad for Konsa as he was listed.  It'll be Davies and Konsa paired and Burn and Fry paired.

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Midfielders

There isn't much change here to show.  We generally have the same midfield because they're great but we lost Ilic and gained a very good player in James Garner.

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I needed a 6th CM/DM and it took a long time to find a player in my budget and had some useful stats.  He was cheap and has room to improve still.  I'm looking to train and play him deeper, especially with a finishing of 6.

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Garner will start as DM with Efkan and either Wiles or Dewsbury-Hall beside him.

Wingers

Same again.  Tulloch starts with Ogbene behind him.  Chong starts on the right with Appiah behind him.

Strikers

Maybe we don't have enough depth here but it was hard to find players.  Barry went back and was actually listed but choice to play for Leicester, we were just one of the many teams who bid for him.  On deadline day I found a player, he's going to cost us to loan but he looks like he'll do better then Barry did.

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Overall

I think the squad core is very strong, we've kept our best, we've sured up the defense.  I can't believe I got 5mil for Robertson, felt like robbery.  I didn't enjoy letting Ihiekwe go, I'm a big fan of his irl but I have no room for him, he'd never get a game.

With the likes of Robertson, Mattock etc gone we've lost the original defense I'd still been using until this year.  The only players still standing from day 1 are Olosunde, Iversen, Barlaser(though he hasn't been here 100% of the time) and Ogbene.

There were some brilliant players I hadn't heard of before I'd of loved in my team but we don't have the finances, imagine having these two players in your team.  Oh and oops we're in the red.

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Nathan Wood, cost 30.5mil from Middlesbrough.

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And my personal favourite, Nohan Kenneh, he looks incredible, I'll be trying to get him at some point on this save.  Cost 26.5mil from Leeds.

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Right, let's start the season.  It's an away game at Burnley!  Glad we won all our pre-season games and this year I let my assistant take control, I was too busy with the transfers :D

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Welcome to the Premier league

What a treat of a game.

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Geubbels should of scored within the first minute.  They got a penalty from a "foul" from Olosunde, it went to VAR and it was soft.  Efkan then curled in a cracking freekick.  Olosunde gave us the lead when a ball over the right from Wiles let Olosunde drive into the box and drive in low.  McNeil picked up in the middle of the park and put it away to put the sides level.  We needed to get a foot in.  Wiles then scored a peach from the edge of the box, driven low into the bottom corner.  Chong got lucky, right place right time as be pounced on a deflected loose ball but I'll take that.  McNeil again, his own half, drives down and smashes in, what a goal.

Don't think it'll be long before he makes his England debut, my word he's a decent winger.

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August

We couldn't of asked for better.  9 points in 6 games.

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We started amazingly.  The Burnley report is above but oof, did we dominate Norwich.  We were 3 - 0 up after 22 minutes with Tulloch getting the opener after 17 and Geubbels getting a 3 minute brace, Chong made is 4 after 63.  Geubbels got injured for two weeks and we missed him.  West Ham dominated us, we couldn't cope with their passing ability or pace and we're not very good at defending set pieces.  James Garner had probably the worst game he'll have in a Rotherham shirt as well.  West Ham did get an early penalty which was never a pen and thankfully they missed.  Again set pieces at Exeter, though we scored 5 and we attacked very well.  Fry lost Omole twice and we conceded from two corners.  Pybus knocked in a cross after 93 minutes but it was too late for Exeter, alarming we're conceding 3 to a league two side.  I was impressed with Daramy, scoring a brace on his first start.

The Chelsea game I thought we had!  We defended well and it was only through a Kante screamer we went in at the half 1 - 0 down.  Chong turned on the style, his cross hitting off Tomori for an O.G after 53 minutes and then an amazing solo goal which rewarded him with goal of the month but up ahead.  We we were looking good and then out of no where it's 2 - 2 with Ajer scoring from a set piece.  It looked like a draw until Pulisic seems to decide he wants to play football and scored in the 89th and 92nd minute, we couldn't cope.

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Newcastle game was a close encounter, they hit the woodwork 3 times though and had two clear cut chances they won with Olivier Ntcham scoring a powerful volley after we cleared the ball after 13 minutes.  The FA cup game vs Chelsea could of been anyones, I played some fringe players and they played well, Chelsea did edge it but they had some very good, expensive first team players on the pitch.  We only a quick ball over the top and Federico Chiesa showing his skill in the 87th minute that knocked us out.

And then we played at Home again and my word we played well.  The post-match was asking how we gave Tottenham 60% of the possession and if we're okay with it.  Well Tulloch scoed a first half hat-trick, including a two minute brace after 10 and 12 minutes.  I was fine with them doing nothing with the ball.  Houssem Aouar scored a cracking long shot after 33 minutes but that's all they offered.  It was our best defensive display so far in the league.

It seems quite alarming how many goals we're conceding from long shots. 

5 points clear and a positive GD, couldn't of asked for more.  Let's hope this continues.

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Though September looks bloody impossible.  Maybe I can get a point from Watford.  I'd be happy with 1 point from this month :lol:

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September

Well I wanted one and we got three thanks to the new M.E. 

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The Watford game was played with the new update which seemed to quite us massively.  Daramy got a brace and we attacked well.  It's a shame he's now out for the Brighton game with food poisoning but Geubbels is back.  I had to change the midfield.  Efkan, Wiles and Dewsbury-Hall aren't playing well.  Tchouameni assisted on his first start and Barlaser was solid.

The Arsenal game, we tried, they scored after a scramble in the box and maybe Geubbels could of scored but we were 2nd best.  Iversen played really well.

And against Liverpool, Iversen played even better.  We went 1 - 0 up thanks to a quick ball out from Iversen, Tulloch took it, sprinted up and placed it.  We went into half time 1 - 1 with Iversen keeping us in it.  Liverpool came out and battered us, Kai Havertz neetting a hat-trick in 15 minutes and Everton getting a 94th minute goal.  They were class.

Tulloch picked up an injury against Liverpool and he's currently our best player so it's a miss.

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We're 9th with 12 points after 9 games, I'm happy with that.  We're on course to stay up if we keep this pace.

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Since it looks like we have some sort of Winter break? I'll post October/November and Decembers games together.  Wait, is there a winter world cup?  Yes, there is.  Ergh.

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October

We had enough games this month to post about but after this... see you in January and oh there's only one Daniel Iversen!

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I mean, that isn't why.  This is.

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What a month!  This new ME is working for us.

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Brighton we went down but we responded and managed to draw but Brighton had enough chances to win.  Alpha gave them a penlaty, then gifted them a goal, so I subbed him after 30 minutes for how poor he was playing, I can' t remember the last time I did that.  We should of never won at Cardiff, they're doing well and it was a smash and grab!

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The Everton game we edged it and probably should of won.  Our goal comin' from Pickford rolling it out to Keane, Daramy picked it up and said thank you.  Sadly it only lasted two minutes as Siggy picks up a long pass over and hits in.

The Manchester City game though.. we stole it form them!  Iversen was immense!  Tulloch and Geubbels both took their chances.  Infact I'd of never imagined a City player doing what they did.  Declan Rice is in there corner, just hits an awful ball out.  Garner collects it, plays in Tulloch who hits in.  Long ball from Chong, Geubbels is in and Ederson doesn't get a strong enough hand to it.  I mean look at this!

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Incredible month, absolutely incredible.  Captain Iversen is improving everyday. 

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Oh and Benny got a cap!

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Damary is playing really well here, especially with Geubbels picks up one of his knocks.  I'd like to see if I can sign him at the end of the season tbh.

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He's clearly a Miller :cool:

Could you imagine that after 13 games?! I knew I'd got myself a good side together!

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Now I need to play friendlys which is... different.

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Appreciate all the posts guys :D.  Back to work tomorrow so there will be less updates :(.  Will try my best though, lovin' the save.

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December/January/The time we had a Winter World Cup

WHAT IS HAPPENING. 

It's like the morale from our friendlys turned us into a defensive unit!

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We were perhaps the better team vs Wolves but they got the goal, that simple. Tranmere we weren't great but it's a FA cup run in the making. I hate watching Leicester, they have such a good side, used wrong by bad management.  Dodgy formations and they were 20th in the form table, I could see why.  They don't even have a goalkeeper anywhere near as good as Super Iversen.  Bournemouth we both had four clear cut chances, no body could score.

Villa, they're 20th for a reason.  Easy game.  We should of never drawn vs Southampton, our defense could us in it, they had 5 clear cut chances with Michael Obafemi who has incredible physical stats battered our defense who have been superb.  He's only got 4 goals in 20 games but look at those physical stats!

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Reading, a simple win, even is Barlaser got sent off in the 87th minute.  Chongs contract is up at the end of the season and he's off to Villarreal, we couldn't get him and his wadges/bonuses are a bit too much for us so I'm using Appiah instead.  He was the one who won and scored the penalty vs Southampton. 

Now this is what happens when you have a brilliant defense.  Iversen is hands down of the best keepers in the league.  Davies and Konsa are really starting to gel.

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We're generally second best every game but we're putting shots away, that's the difference.  Dewsbury-Hall and Olosunde both screaming absolute cracking goals vs Arsenal, Guendouzi pulled one back in the 45th+2 and I expected game on but they didn't really turn up.  Liverpool did but couldn't shoot on target, 59th minute Robertson got sent off for an elbow and we managed to play our game and keep them out.  Our goal was a simple long ball from Davies, no one intercepted, Daramy ran down and put it in.  It was that simple.

I'm really happy with our depth.  We've had injuries with Chong(even though he's now behind Appiah, I don't care how good he's played, Appiah will be here next season).  Tulloch is out again.  Geubbels was out.  Burn and Fry were both out with the flu but still we've plugged on and this is what the end of January looks like.

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This is what I mean with Leciester, they sold Ndidi!  That's mad!

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Look at our wages compared to the rest :lol:.

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This is after giving Tulloch, Burn, Dewsbury-Hall and Appiah new contracts.

Captain Iversen has been sensational.  Shame you'll never see a goalkeeper get player of the month.

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Let's just see where this form can take us.  It's incredible to watch.  Like I said, we're generally second best every game but we seem to be the ones actually putting the ball in the net.

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Oh I almost forgot.

I got a job interview offer, you're okay lads. I'm a Miller ^_^

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New gates reciepts, hopefully shall be beat.

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and another international player which is always a plus.

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February

Another very solid month.  9 points from 6 games and a the FA cup run in still very much alive.  We're in the quarters but no one has been drawn yet.

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The fans were unhappy we lost to Manchester United because we threw away the lead and "disappointed to see the team lose".  It's Manchester United!  We performed well with Ogbene pouncing on a loose ball to put us ahead but United were too strong with Bailey leveling things and Luka Jovic putting them ahead in the 73rd minute.  We couldn't reply.

The Watford and Brighton games both ended in the same manner.  They both scored very very late in the game but were ruled offside.  We went in vs Watford 3 - 0 up and our second half performance was poor, I'll take the three points though.  Brighton scored their 2nd in the 92nd minute so to lose would of been a sucker punch. 

Chong came back into the fold vs Norwich and ran the show, he was brilliant.  Scoring one and assisting two, it's such a shame we're losing him, he's brilliant.  Look at how much he's improved!

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So Southamptom took their chances with time, they were the better side and I can't have too many complaints.  We scored out 2nd in the 89th minute but couldn't find a 3rd.

The lads showed real character in the Burnley FA Cup game.  We went 1 - 0 up through a mistake at the back and Daramy slotted it in after 3 minutes.  21 minutes in and we were 2 - 1 down.  Daramy picked up an injury but the substituation somehow worked.  Geubbels came on and we were the better side in the 2nd half.  We were 3 - 2 up thanks to a goal from Geubbels and Efkan but Burnley got a penalty.. and missed!  It was a huge miss, if they'd of scored it'd of been 3 - 3.  Geubbels got himself a brace though in the 81st minute and it was game over.

Burnley got their revenge in the league though, we didn't take our chances and they did, that simple.  They took the three points.

We're looking like we should finish in the top half which is absolutely brilliant for us.  Let's see if we can continue this form.  I'm happy winning half my games!

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And it's nice to see Geubbels finding some form!

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If we get six points out of this, I'll be buzzing.

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I also asked for more transfer/wage budget since finances are good.  They gave them me, so I'm looking for the right player.  I've sent a few to be scouted and I've put staff adverts out since there's quite a few holes in our back room.  A huge negative is players such as Geubbels are worth their min. fee and have no interest in signing a new contract, I could lose them soon. Ah well, onto March!  Well, time for work and March will probably be done tomorrow after work :D.

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March

A bad month.

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We were the better side vs Bournemouth yet we only found ourselves taking a point.  Geubbels finally put us ahead before two minutes later Lewis Cook scored a great solo effort and we couldn't find a second.  Suprisingly we were the better side at home vs Manchester United but a blocked pass from Luiz Felipe landed back at his feet and he managed to find an onside Luka Jovic because my word it was close who slotted in.  That was their only chance of the game and we missed 4 CCCs, Ogbene missed a huge chance at the end.

Same again at Villa Park, we went 2 - 0 down after 21 minutes and we were bloody awful.  I went 4 - 2 - 2 - 2 and attacked, we went down to 10 through injury but goals from Chong and Tulloch meant we got ourselves a point.  They're 20th with 1 win and we nearly get them their second, not good enough.

And we also lost Geubbels for 4 weeks :(.

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What else can I say about the FA cup game.  Konsa stops the ball from going off, Sancho just picks it up, runs down and scores after 7 minutes, I thought that was game over but we went in at half time at 2 - 2.  Appiah scored an amazing 20 yard effort and Tchouameni scored from the edge of the error but Liverpool were brilliant in the second half and we couldn't cope.

Hopefully we can find some form so we can finish in the top half, 9 games to go and 6 points ahead of Tottenham.

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And another international, not sure he'll stay, he makes too many errors but it'll increase his value.

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We can get 9 points here!  Surely... right?

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April

What a great month!  Much better!

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We tried vs Leicester they created the better chances, it was good to see a manager using that team properly.  Ben Davies got himself a goal and assist which was nice to see from a CB.  We lost to an own goal when Iversen pushed a shot from outside into Konsa and it bounced in. 

The Wolves game we were brilliant.  Tchouameni scored a belter from the edge of the box after 6 minutes but Aaron Hickey got himself sent off at 14!  I couldn't tell from the M.E what he'd actually done wrong!  Ben Davies popped up though with a headed corner in the 27th minute and we went in 2 - 0 at half time.  Appiah won and scored a penalty in the 56th minute and then Wolves attacked.  Curtone and Jimenez pulled two back in the space off 11 minutes but we managed to defend and hold on for 20 minutes.  Was a great effort from the lads.

The Cardiff game for once against them we were the better side.  Another Ben Davies assist and he's flicked a corner on and Daramy poked in.  Tanganga was sent off for Cardiff in the 85th minute but that was already over.  My defense played too well for Cardiffs attack.

And then we smashed Everton, and again with 10 men!  Tchouameni scored another belter from the edge of the box and Fry took us into the half 2 - 0 up from a headed corner.  Dionkou saw red after a 2nd yellow and I replaced Daramy with Konsa and just let us play strikerless since we have two inside forwards.  A ball over the top and Appiah dribbles and hits in after 86 minutes.  Awesome.

Again against Chelsea Fry pops up and scores from a corner.  (What's with all the corner goals this month, it's basically the first time in this save I've scored from them :lol: and I've used the same routine all season and tried to use versions of it since the start) and we lead at the break.  Chelsea scored a good team goal with Martial putting it in.  Daramy puts us ahead in the 80th minute but Martial equalises for Chelsea.  They were the better side but atleast I've got a point against Chelsea this time!

Away from the league we've had a youth player poached who had no potential!

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And our finances are looking good!

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We've pretty much guranteed a top half finish now which I'm buzzing about. 

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And maybe we can end the season with another 6 points to secure top 8. 

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11 hours ago, deltablue said:

I think by this stage losing to Manchester United is something to be annoyed about :D

Maybe in a couple more seasons with a stronger squad :lol:

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May + End of Season

Well, we started the month with this injury so my 20 year old youth goalkeeper played in the month in net, he did alright.

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We battered West Ham and thankfully we were 4 - 0 up before Dionkou got sent off again.  Wasn't enough to cause any problems even with West Ham pulled one back, Appiah got another for us.  Chong and Tchouameni got a brace each.  Best bit is Tchouameni was bought as a last day back up that couldn't finish and he's been scoring goals for run and ended up in a great partnership in my midfield with Garner and Dewsbury-Hall.

Newcastle game was a game where both teams scored their chances and a draw was fair.

So uhh the Manchester City game.  Just look at the screenshot.  We lost to 9 man City thanks to a 94th mintue mistake from Ben Davies and gave them the title :lol:

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Spurs were just too good for us, Efkan scored from a freekick after Sanchez was sent off bit it was too little too late.

I'm buzzing we finished 7th, that's so strong.  The end of season meeting was stupid though.  "I think we can avoid the drop" and my team went "don't be stupid, we can't do that".  WE JUST FINISHED 7th!

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Garner was a brilliant buy and Chong will be missed massively.

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This vision went a bit.. odd.  Set pieces and high profile players.  WE'RE ROTHERHAM.  What the heck do you guys expect from me!?

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Thankfully, I negotiated the new stuff out, it was absurd.

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Team

Some improvements need making for sure.

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Goalkeepers - Iversen is brilliant, I'm not sure whether to loan out my young goalkeeper and bring in a solid backup.

Defenders - New LB wanted, I'm happy to sell Alpha and bring in a better backup RB.  CBs have a ? over them at the moment as some are wanted and I could perhaps get better now.

Midfielders - Inside forwards wanted, apply here.

Strikers - I'm not sure when the window opens we'll have any, this is going to be an interesting space.

Let's see what the summer brings.  I didn't want a busy window with a lot of changes but right now I don't feel like I have much choice.  Clubs want my players, some I won't be able to keep and I want some new inside forwards with Tulloch being out all the time and Chong leaving us.

Let's see what we can find!

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@SpillBlood Fantastic season mate, 7th placed finish is outstanding effort. Looking forward to seeing how you progress your team in the transfer window!

 

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Season 5

I'll make a fresh post about the transfers since right now we still have no idea if Geubbels will be a Miller.  11 clubs want him, 1 bid his min. fee and he rejected them.  My attacking line up is incredible and is he left we'd be able to cope.

It has helped I got this as my wage/budget.

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Right... what competition is this... :lol:?

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I got a new contract which is awesome!

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Do like when we over-achieve, hope we can do it again.

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We've got new Millers and we'll have more.

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Our Stadium is being made into a 20k seater which is really awesome, we're moving to Oakwell for a season and hopefully we'll get more fans going and more money in the back as it currently holds 8k more than ours.

Oh and I almost forgot when I said I was bringing in staff.

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Better quality and holes covered I think with that many :D.

Shame my assistant retired so he's been replaced this season.

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Now, for transfers.

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Transfers

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Goalkeepers

There wasn't any!  Iversen is still #1 and Trafford is his back up.

Defenders

I sold Alpha due to his mental stats not being to my liking.  He's had great physical attributes but I don't feel he was suited here.  Burn didn't play much last season and when he did he didn't play well so I let him move on.  Alpha was replaced by Brandon Williams.  He's still in his early 20s and it's a new LB.  Hackey is moving over to the right to play back up to Olosunde.  Burn was replaced by a defender I found that has been called up by Portugal but hadn't been capped by them, I liked the look of him(even is 1 weeks poor training has killed some of his stats for some reason)

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Midfielders

Barlaser has been decent for us but I needed one player to make way to bring in Longstaff.  I couldn't sell Efkan or club grown Wiles so Barlaser it was.  Longstaff was dirt cheap for his abilities and I felt I needed a B2B midfielder and he fits that role.  I know he's injury prone and he has awful determination but so does Garner and he's been quality at DM for me.

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Attackers

This includes wide players as they can also play up top.  Where do I even start here.  This was all done expecting Geubbels to go and he currently still plays for us even if our window is shut, no huge clubs he's wanting to come for him have any interest in him.

Cornet, 6.25mil min fee.  Can play uptop on the left or right.  Thanks.  He replaces Chong.

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Millico will be played from the left and replaces Ogbene who wasn't good enough anymore.  A bit of an upgrade.  He'll also play 'cus no doubt Tulloch will be injured.

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I'm still curious on why Wind was transfer listed.  Got good pacey IFs that maybe a good DLF can help with? Okay, I'll take him.  I think he'll be brilliant here.

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And I saved the best 'til last.  He's our club record, he's the most expensive player in Hati history as the game told me but my Gyazo images expired as I've taken too many :lol:.  I want him to be trained as an AMR as a direct Chong replacement with Millico on the left and Geubbels upfront, we'd be bloody lethal.

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Another one though he's suffered from one weeks poor training.

Best bit I think I've got made with transfers and I'm spending loads on players and wages.  We're still the lowest wage and teams spend more then our overall on one player!

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Right the window is closed for us.  Will Geubbels stay?  We'll wait and see.

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Noooooooooo

:(:(:(:(

A club in the Champions League actually bid his min. fee and he went.  Worst bit is he's gone for less wages then we would have offered and only to be a squad player.  I'll buy him back whenever I bloody can.

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It's rare you get such a class player trained at Rotherham!

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August

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Very solid start.

We seem to love a good opening day win with Longstaff getting a goal on his debut after only 4 minutes, with him also settings up substitue Tulloch in the 82nd minute.   Great debut.  He seems a solid purchase so far.

The Chelsea game was great!  We were 2 - 0 down staring at defeat after Hudson-Odio doubled the lead after 50 minute.  I'd made all 3 subs at half time.  Wind, Tulloch and Dewsbury0Hall off.  Wiles, Millico and Cornet on, putting Axenat uptop.  The next thing I know is we pull one back after 57 minutes.  Millico plays a ball down the left, Axenat cuts in and scores!  It looked all but over but in the 92nd minute, Cornet whips in a corner and it's headed out straight to Milico who whips in an awesome ball for Axenat to beat 4 defenders to head in.  Pure quality from the kid.

The Watford game,  no one really looked like winning.  Our goal came from when Axenat played a pass to Millico and he smashes it from 20 yards out!

Euro Cup II

First leg - We had 3 clear cut chances but only 3 shots on target.  Nice played a 4 - 4 - 2 formation that was struggled with.  I felt we were very lucky to only lose 1 - 0.   It was a team of backups but I still expected us to do better.

Second Leg - I played my first team.  There wasn't any backups or fringe players in the starting 11, I wanted the win.  Axenat started that after a bad pass at the back plays him in and he puts us 1 -0 up.  The next minute a blocked shot that the goal keeper has dived for lets Dewsbury-Hall hit one in from the edge of the box, he had all the room in the world.  37th minute Axenat gets his brace and it's game over.

Looks like we don't need Geubbels after all. 

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League is looking good!

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Is 6 points from September asking too much? I don't think so.

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Still when I think we spend a lot, then we see this.  I even made profit due to Geubbels being sold.  Our FM19 Hero Vinicius Junior just moved to Inter.  Oh and so did Marek Rodak as a cup goalkeeper!

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September

Decent enough, could of done with a win at West Ham though.

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Newcastle was the Tulloch show.  His class showed scoring a brace.  Arsenal was the Iversen show.  I mean we lost 4 - 1 and they battered us but without Iversen it could of been 10 - 1.  I was clueless how to change it a round.  We led when Dewsbury-Hall smashed one in from the edge of the box but that after that it was all Arsenal.  I shouldn't feel too bad, they went and did the same to Tottenham in their next league game, winning 4 - 1.  The West Ham game no one looked like scoring, I mean we did score twice, both clearly offside but it wasn't a good attacking display.

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The Genk game we were much better.  We went ahead after Wind got his first Millers goal after scoring a penalty after 5 minutes and Wiles smashed one in to put us 2 ahead after 22.  They scored from a penalty just after the break but we should of finish with more than 2 goals.  I can't get Wind to perform at all.  The same goes for Cornet.  I know it's early days and they both need to learn how we play.

Nice to see the move to Oakwell is bringing in money.

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The Charlton game let the backup/fringe players get some fitness and game time.  We were the better side and Tulloch put us ahead after 17 minutes.  They pulled one back after a great through ball after 61 minutes but it was took 2 minutes for Fry to put us back ahead. 

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Going to be a tough game.

Good enough start, we need to see it continue.

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October could be a good month for us.

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October

Very solid month.  Shame about Tottenham though.  It looked like a draw until Son scored in the 91st and 93rd minute for his hat-trick.

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We can't beat Sheffield United.  We've lost 1 and draw 4 with them.   They were 1 - 0 up and went down to 10 men just before the half.  Wind scored to level it up but Mousset put them up with 10 men!  Olosunde scored in the 89th minute for us to draw.  We just struggled.  Palace was all about my defenders, they assisted, they scored, we were really good.  Stoke was a very even game but we were 2 - 0 up after Appiah scored in the 33rd and Olosunde in the 73rd it wasn't until the 92nd minute Bowen pulled one back for Stoke, it was too late then.  Tottenham just got the better of us in the end.

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Never expected 3 wins in Europe, especially with the 4 - 0 win vs Villarreal, we were lethal with Wind getting his hat-trick.  Basel game was really close, Wind put us up in the 7th minute but we went down to 10 men in the 59th.  It looked like it was going down hill when Basel were awarded a penalty in the 77th but Iversen saved it and we managed to take all 3 points.  Wind has been a lot better this month, still trying to get some sort of form out of Cornet, if he doesn't improve quick I'm going to try cash in on him in January.  He's losing his place to Appiah at the moment.

Oh and against Basel, is his knee offside? This is so tight.

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Table is looking good for us.  Though it could look worse next month.

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This is a difficult month and we'll do well to pick up any points in the league.  I hope we can progress in the Carabao Cup.

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