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Career History

2015/16 - Mumbai FC - Indian National Football League - 9th
2016/17 - Mumbai FC - Indian National Football League - 8th
2017/18 - Mumbai FC - Indian National Football League - 4th
2018/19 - Mumbai FC - Indian National Football League - *Ongoing*

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Right, here is my new career and one that I am aiming to keep going until the new game comes out. This career will be in a format which will be a lot easier and less time consuming for me to update and it's something I am really looking forward to. I love doing careers on this forum and love it when people get involved so I hope this career can be a success.

http://sportsrediscovered.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Indian-Football-Facts.jpg


In real life, you have just seen Ramires and Jackson Martinez made big money moves over into China and it really got me thinking about the Asian football market. China is currently the fastest growing Asian country in terms of the players they have and the money over there at the moment. Looking at the countries available in Asia, I have decided to choose India as the destination for my Asian adventure.

I have one aim which is the sole reason behind this career and it is as follows:

- I want to make the Indian League the best league in Asia in terms of star ratings. At the moment, the Indian National Football League sits 25th in Asia in terms of ranking and it is my ambition one day to make that the number one Asian league. I understand that this may take a long time but it is something that I hope I can achieve. This will mean having success with more than one of the Indian teams if I am to make any attempt at improving the league standard.

http://i.imgur.com/Ph47MK1.png


Looking at the teams in the Indian National League, I have decided to take over Mumbai FC. Despite there being 22 million people who live in Mumbai, Mumbai's current stadium has a capacity of 5,000. The club have the worst facilities in the league and are expected to finish 8th a league which only holds 10 teams, with the bottom team being relegated.

It is my main goal to firstly make Mumbai FC the best team in India and I have set myself a time scale of 10-12 years to achieve this. I want to make money for this club which will then go into improve the club's junior coaching, training facilities and youth facilities. This will then mean that India's new crop of players will hopefully be a lot more talented than their current crop of players. In essence, money = success, not only for Mumbai but also the Indian football market. I am also planning, at one point to take over the job as India's national manager but that will not be for a good few seasons.

In the Indian league, they only have 20 matches and then the season is over so I am expecting to fly through each season quite quickly. In India, you are only allowed three foreign players and the rest needs to consist of Indian players. Like I said previously, at the moment there is not much talent in terms of Indian footballers so I will be relying on my three foreign players for glory. However, hopefully that glory in the future, will enable a better crop of Indian footballers to come through the ranks. I have nearly finished my first season as manager as Mumbai FC and will leave an update at the end of the season, however after this season, I will be leaving a midway season update, as well as an end of season update.
The Tactic - Season 2015/16

As there are only twenty matches in the Indian season, I have decided to also experiment on a number of tactics. I will be using one tactic and then changing it season on season. I have never really experimented with tactics but on this career, I will be using a number of different tactics just to try out which is the best one for me.



As I said, next season's tactic will be completely different. This is the one I wanted to try and this season, the players are nowhere near talented enough to work with this tactic so I may need to change my mentality for next season. I will finish off this season and then update tonight with my first season statistics.
As usual, you've got a follower. I've always enjoyed your careers Fola, good luck in India.
Season 2015/16 - Season Review


http://i.imgur.com/Ph47MK1.png



Well, not what I expected. We were meant to finish eighth and we actually managed to finish in ninth. The tactic really didn't work out for me and we were lucky in the end that Goa were so sh*t that we managed to stay in the league. The players at this club are poor, especially the Indian players and I will be looking to reassess this in the close season. The majority of these players will be leaving the club in the close season and I will be looking to bring in many new players as well as deciding on a new contract. All I want at this club is progression so next season, anywhere above 9th and I will be happy.

Results

http://i.imgur.com/u7tH3KE.png


League Table

http://i.imgur.com/hu4V49k.png


Key Players:
Cornell Glenn: Probably the most talented player I have in the squad and an international for Trinidad. I will be looking to get rid of him though and looking to bring in a younger player to fill in the international slot.

Cletus Paul:: My top goalscorer with 7 goals. Especially impressed with his '2' rating for his finishing. CLINICAL.

Ashutosh Mehta: Won the fan's player of the year and is a pretty good player for this league. Absolutely terrible technical stats but not too bad mental or physical for this league.

Nice short seasons, it's quick ti gey through and stil well presented. Good luck fola
https://i.imgur.com/zgMyvyG.png?2
How do you qualify for the Asian Champions League from the Indian League? Could be a while before you can compete on that front.
With no interference from me, India is up to world No. 58 in my save, and came 4th in the 2023 Asian Nations cup. You have competition!
Also note that somewhere around 2025 Constantine will retire. You must grab the job then, or else, it goes to a ~40 year old newgen manager and you won't get it in the next couple of decades.
Need to download some logos that hurt my eyes.
Need to download some logos that hurt my eyes.

Doesn't need too.

Not the worst season to have Fola, it's always going to be difficult while at Mumbia and I'm sure once you find the correct tactic you'll do well at the club. I quite like short seasons, the main reason why I enjoyed managing in Gib at the end of FM15 when interest was starting to go.
Season 16/17 - Meet The Squad

http://i.imgur.com/9fuFWRx.png


So, my indian Adventure started last season with Mumbai FC with the ambition to make India the best in Asia, with many top players coming to play in the country. Only two seasons in, Brazilian legend Dida has joined the club. Despite being 43 years old, I expect him to be a key player for me. His stats are on another level compared to the lads here.

Here is the tactic that I will be using this season. Last season I felt like the tactic did not suit the players so I am hoping a simpler tactic will be beneficial for my players until they hopefully improve in the future. I thought I would give you a lowdown of my squad just so you get a little bit familiar with the squad in this career. Just look at the difference between the foreign lads and the Indian lot. Massive. I am allowed three foreign players in the squad, four including Asian players. I've found that the Indian lot are not very technical at all, however their physicals and mental stats aren't too bad.

Goalkeepers

1 - Dida: Brazilian legend and veteran goalkeeper. Brilliant stats for this league, over the moon to have got him. He'll probably retire at the end of the season but I hope I can keep him on the coaching team.
20 - Bruno Colaco: Back up goalkeeper.
24 - Nasseem Akhtar Even worse back up goalkeeper.

Right Backs

6 - Ashutosh Mehta: Attacking right back who can also play right midfield. Won our Player of The Year last season.
31 - Alex Ansari: Came through the youth team and at the age of 16, is good enough for the first team squad.
30 - Sukhen Dey: Purely back up for his versatility.

Left Backs

34 - Loukik Lawrence: Another one who is only 16. Been capped by the Indian under 20 squad, definitely one for the future.
19 - Allan Dias: Back up for Lawrence.

Centre Backs

29 - Anwar: Been capped 30 times by the Indian national team but I think he's forgotten how to play football now.
25 - Nihal Chandran: One of our starting CB's, not a bad player for this league.
26 - Raju Giakwad: Possesses a long flat throw in, hopefully I will get some goals from that this season.
36 - Ritesh Perambra: Back up to Chandran and Giakwad.

Centre Midfielders

13 - Ogbu Kalu Nanna: My second international player after Dida. Good quality midfielder who I am hoping can beast our midfield. Offers quality going forward as well as defending.
27 - Asif Kottayil: Experienced and has good work rate. That's all I can say.
35 - Gandhi Ansari: Young centre midfielder who has been capped by India's under 19's.
21 - Manuel D'Souza: Back up fourth centre midfield. Can also play upfront.

Right Midfielders

23 - Dane Pereira: Can play either wing, mostly been used as back up.
11 - Taisuke Matsugae: Takes up our Asian slot. He will be leaving at the end of the season but he's okay I guess.

Left Midfielders

22 - John Coutinho: Pacey winger but it's a shame that's all he has.
28 - Zodingliana: Signed purely for him name.

Strikers

9 - Cornell Glen: Trinidad international and our top goalscorer last season. He is 36 so will be leaving when this season is over but he's a good player for us.
10 - Jeje: Scored eight times for the Indian national side. Has a finishing ability of '5', really shows the quality currently in Indian football.
35 - Charles Miranda - Good stats for the advanced forward role. '12' finishing is brilliant for this league.
32 - James Fernandes: '11' for finishing, pace and acceleration is class for this league. He's only 22 so he could be a key player for us.

Next update will be at the midway point after ten matches.
How do you qualify for the Asian Champions League from the Indian League? Could be a while before you can compete on that front.


If you win the league, you qualify for the group stage of the Asian Champions League.
With no interference from me, India is up to world No. 58 in my save, and came 4th in the 2023 Asian Nations cup. You have competition!
Also note that somewhere around 2025 Constantine will retire. You must grab the job then, or else, it goes to a ~40 year old newgen manager and you won't get it in the next couple of decades.


Ah fingers crossed then, lets see how it goes.

Thanks for everyone for all their comments.
Season 16/17 - Ten Games Gone


Midway point and it's really looking quite good so far. A big improvement on last season and hopefully we can do well in our final ten matches. The 4-4-2 tactic seems to have clicked with the lads. We started off with the Indian Cup where we really seemed to struggle but to be honest, I really wasn't too bothered about that. Star man so far has been Charles Miranda up top, he's managed to get a few goals. Nobody else has really stood out however Dida has shown his class in goal now and again.

Cup
http://i.imgur.com/KwTbdrw.png

League Results
http://i.imgur.com/PNU5lOz.png

League Table
http://i.imgur.com/fyRNadF.png


Will update in ten games time when the season is over. We finished 9th last season so anything above 9th will be a good season.
Season 16/17 - Season Finished


Last season we finished 9th and now in our second season, we have finished in 8th place so it's nice to see an improvement. Admittedly the second half of the season was not great but all in all, I'm glad with the season. I will be making a lot of changes in the Summer and I expect quite a lot of my players to leave the squad. I also need to make decisions on my three international spots. It was nice to see James Fernandez hit a hat trick in the last game of the season, he will probably be kept on next season because of that.

League Results
http://i.imgur.com/F9WG3RM.png

League Table
http://i.imgur.com/dvSD0o9.png


Next season if I finish anywhere above 8th place and I'll be happy. Improvement is all I ask for.
Season 2016/17 - Season Awards

http://i.imgur.com/Ph47MK1.png

http://i.imgur.com/FEW5eu1.png

Nnanna was named the Indian Player Of The Year which is really pleasing. I'll be completely honest though, I'm not sure whether I'll be looking to keep him on next season. As I said, we only get three international spots and Nnanna is now 31 years old, I may look to bring in some younger players instead.

http://i.imgur.com/oOlD17x.png

Season 16/17- Player Stats

http://i.imgur.com/aOMw1hT.png
http://i.imgur.com/kmtCMGf.png

Roll on next season. My main players were Dida and Nnanna. Was impressed with Lawrence and the two Ansari lads, they did really well especially as they have all only just turned 17 years old. It really all depends on who is available in terms of bringing new players in, as the quality in India isn't great. I'll just have to wait and see.

More updates will probably be on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Season 17/18 - Meet The Squad


http://i.imgur.com/FUiXyBl.png


Last season we signed AC Milan and Brazil legend Dida as our trophy signing as I somehow convinced him to come over a play in India. This season I have managed to persuade a player who has played at a high level in England and to be fair, a complete arsehole (but annoyingly good at football). Former Liverpool, Bolton and Rangers (and lots more) striker/ winger El Hadji Diouf has joined me to take part in my Indian adventure.

Last season we finished eighth in the league after coming ninth in the league the season before. I have made a whole host of changes to the side and brought in some good quality players. Obviously Diouf is by far the best player out of the bunch but for the first time in this career, I am actually happy with some of the Indian lads I have brought in. Despite a few veterans such as Dida and Diouf, I have promoted many players from the youth team as many of them are probably good enough for this standard of football. Click HERE to see my full transfer activity and please find below the players at my disposal for this current season. I will do this at the start of each season, just to familiarise readers (if I have any ) with the players. In terms of tactics, I haven't got a clue what I'll be playing this season.

Goalkeepers

1 - Dida: Has announced he will retire at the end of the season when he will be turning 45 years old. Still has brilliant stats and is currently my captain, would love it if he stayed on in some sort of coaching capacity when he does eventually retire.
54 - Rowlinson Nalik: When this guy was born, Dida was 27 years old. I just hope Dida doesn't get injured. I have set Dida as his tutor so this guy really is learning from the best.

Right Backs

31 - Alex Ansari: Made his debut season for us last season after coming through the youth team. At only 17 years old, he is now our starting right back and has also been capped 12 times by the India Under 20 side.
2 - Pratesh Miranda: Playing his first professional season despite only being 16 years old. Can play either right or left back, not bad quality for his age.

Left Backs

34 - Loukik Lawrence: At 17 years old, he has already been capped twice for the Indian national side. Potential to be one of the best players at the club.

Centre Backs

53 - Abhishek Khan: Making his debut season as a professional footballer. At 17 years old, he has also been capped by the Indian Under 20 side.
26 - Raju Gaikwad: Expected more goals from his flat bullet throw last season but it didn't really happen. Indian international.
4 - Zohmingliana Raite: New signing. Quite pacy for a centre back. Adds some experience to the back line.
3 - Pratesh Dias: Come through the youth ranks. At 16 years old, he will be making his debut season for the club.

Centre Midfielders

8 - Shake Shamsu: My big money signing this window from current league holders Mohun Bagan. At 16 years old, I see him in becoming a good tough tackling centre midfielder.
9 - Jamie Pettit: One of the most exciting players to join the club. Unfortunately, he insisted on a £35k release clause which I will be looking to remove ASAP. Been capped by Australia Under 20's.
5 - Christian Toonga: Joined on a season long loan from English League Two side AFC Wimbledon. Brilliant player for this league, really excited about him.
35 - Gandhi Ansari: Capped by India Under 20's. Good player for his age, one for the future.
47 - Mandar Shinde: First season as a professional. Can play just behind the front man, another one for the future.

Right Midfielders

7 - El-Hadji Diouf: Senegalese international and footballer who has played at the top level throughout his career.
12 - Joaquim Perreira: Come through the youth team this season. Good back up player for Diouf.
11 - Sanju Pradhan: Indian international who is a recent signing. Not to best stats but adds a bit of pace as well as experience to the squad.

Left Midfielders

6 - C.K Vineeth: Talented, experienced midfielder who can play all across the midfield. Will be my starting left midfielder.
13 - Allwyn Vignesh: New signing from the Indian lower leagues. Acceleration of '15'- hopefully be a good player to bring off the bench.

Strikers

33 - James Fernandes: Scored seven goals in eleven matches for me last season. Good stats for a poacher.
32 - Charles Miranda: Finished last season as my top goalscorer with eight goals. Will most likely be a start alongside Fernandes.
10 - Jeje: The highest earning player at the club. Barely featured last season and only managed one goal. I have tried to get rid but nobody is keen.

So, there is my squad and I will update again at the midway point of the season.
Have you scouted Canada well?
Look for players like Michael Chopra, Danny Batth, Vishnu Maharaj, Aman Verma etc. They have an Indian second Nationality and are much better than other Indians.
Also, I seem to see just 2 International players(Dida, Diouf) Who is the third. I hope you know that An australian will be allowed as the 4th "Asian" Foreigner?

EDIT: Okay, I missed Toonga, but the first point remains valid
Have you scouted Canada well?
Look for players like Michael Chopra, Danny Batth, Vishnu Maharaj, Aman Verma etc. They have an Indian second Nationality and are much better than other Indians.
Also, I seem to see just 2 International players(Dida, Diouf) Who is the third. I hope you know that An australian will be allowed as the 4th "Asian" Foreigner?

EDIT: Okay, I missed Toonga, but the first point remains valid


That's a brilliant idea actually, I hadn't thought of that. Thanks
Season 17/18 - Early Season Update


Right, the date is now the 14th January 2017 and the league season starts in 4 days. I have some good news! We have qualified for this years Asian Champions League without kicking a ball in the league this season.

http://i.imgur.com/CbXOnIO.png


Before the season in India, there are two cup competitions. The Durand Cup, I believe is like the English Capital One Cup and the Federation Cup is more like the FA Cup. In the Durand Cup we lost our first game to Goa before beating some other random Indian team however it wasn't even as we failed to progress.

http://i.imgur.com/at0eOB5.png

Now, here is where the good stuff happens. As already stated, it is my ambition in this career to make India the best league in Asia. To do that I will need to ensure a number of teams compete well in the Asian Champions League to ensure that this can happen. The way the Federation Cup works is that you are placed in to one of two groups with sides from the Indian league. The top two then go through to a semi-final and then a final. We had the worst possible start with a battering from Bengaluru however went on a brilliant run and managed to win the Federation Cup thanks to an extra time goal in the final by the one and only... EL HADJI-DIOUF!

http://i.imgur.com/2vsPRud.png


We face Malaysian side Selengor in the Second Preliminary Round where if we beat them, we will have a play off to see whether we will make it through to the group stages. Exciting times! The Indian League has moved up ever so slightly and it was the 16th best league in Asia... 15 more places to go.

http://i.imgur.com/11YNp9s.png


http://i.imgur.com/EMRJxUo.png


Bring on the start of the season!
That's superb news man!
https://i.imgur.com/zgMyvyG.png?2
Season 17/18 - Mid Season Update


With ten games gone in the league, we have now reached the mid-point of the season. As you know, we managed to qualify for the Asian Champions League Qualifying Rounds after winning the Federation Cup. Unfortunately, we lost in the play off match and failed to reach the group stage of the competition. We managed to convincingly beat Malaysian side Selangor however Japanese side H.Tigre were too strong for us.

http://i.imgur.com/2rKZU4T.png


Despite our cup heroics, we have been pretty poor in the league. We had a strong start with two wins in our first four matches but in our final six games, we have only managed one win. In the Indian league, with the league only lasting twenty matches, any loss of form is massive. Some of my players have been brilliant this season and really shone for me. Toonga, who arrived on loan in the Summer from AFC Wimbledon has been a class above and C.K Vineeth has done well, which has been rarity for me on this career in terms of an Indian player impressing.

http://i.imgur.com/ratWToL.png


With ten matches to go, I am confident that we will be in a much better position than we are currently. Bengaluru FC won the league two seasons ago so it really does just show how open and unpredictable this league is. Last season we finished 8th in the league and despite our Federation Cup exploits, I am still aiming for 7th position. Every season I want to keep on improving so anywhere above 8th will be perfect for me. That is why I am liking this save, it's a long term goal which I am hoping to one day achieve. The board gave me a new deal which extends my contract here until the end of next season. I was hoping to have done some coaching badges by now but the board have refused every time I have asked.

http://i.imgur.com/z2wqNLz.png


In terms of transfer news, it looks like my Summer signing Jamie Pettit could soon be moving on to bigger and better things. He has missed a major part of this season so far for me as he was away playing with the Australian Under 23's in the Asian Cup. To be completely honest, I was expecting more from him so I am very surprised that PSG have shown an interest in him. Stats wise, he is easily my best player at the club (apart from El Hadji-Diouf and Dida but they are much older). When I signed him, he insisted on a clause in his contract which stated he could leave the club for £35k if any foreign side came in for him. Unfortunately, it does look like we will lose him sooner rather than later and even more annoying that it is only for £35k. With big clubs taking interest, if he didn't have the clause it could of done wonders for our finances. However, for now he's still a Mumbai FC player.

http://i.imgur.com/GeqCqZV.png
Season 17/18 - Season Finished


The season has come to an end in what has been a brilliant season for us, definitely my best yet of this career. Firstly, we won the Federation Cup and were so close to reaching the group stages of the Asian Champions League. I gave myself a rough target of 10/12 years to make Mumbai FC the best club in India and I like to think that this is on track with our increased performance year on year. I stated that I would be happy with any place after 8th this season so to finish 4th is really pleasing. However, this success does push forward our expectations. Every season I want an improvement so next season, if I do not finish 3rd or above, it will be deemed as a failure.

http://i.imgur.com/GhonSaA.png


In terms of the recruitment, I have some big decisions to make over the Summer. Our number one goalkeeper and Brazilian legend Dida will retire at the end of this season. I have not looked yet but I will be definitely looking to keep him at the club in some sort of coaching capacity. El Hadji-Diouf will be 39 years old and despite doing well this season, I need to make a decision on that one. Christian Toonga looks en route to winning the Player Of The Year but again, I'm undecided on whether I will be looking to keep him. In terms of my Indian players, I have been delighted with their progress this season and won't be making too many changes there.

http://i.imgur.com/WOEcGlv.png


Expecting quite a busy transfer window and then we can look forward to next season. One player whose reputation is continuing to grow is Jamie Pettit. He has been called up for the Australia World Cup squad. I doubt he will make the cut but to be honest, with a release clause of £35k I can't see him being with us much longer.

http://i.imgur.com/bEdRIpv.png
Season 2017/18 - Season Awards

http://i.imgur.com/Ph47MK1.png

http://i.imgur.com/dD6QX59.png

Christian Toonga, my central midfield loanee from AFC Wimbledon has been named the Young Player Of The Year for the Indian National League. It's a great achievement for the lad as he has done really well for me this season. His contract is up at AFC Wimbledon at the end of the season and he is open to discuss a permanent deal with us here. However, I am still unsure whether I will be looking to make a move. He's a good player but I am quite sure I can get better. In recent seasons I have brought Dida and El-Hadji Diouf to the club, this transfer window I am looking to bring in some big names.

http://i.imgur.com/hTVhmsJ.png

Season 17-18 - Squad Stats


http://i.imgur.com/pfel7gd.png
http://i.imgur.com/9gQ1B2w.png


C.K Vineeth was surprisingly my star player this season as the Indian left midfielder came up with 13 goals. Jeje, also did really well up top and managed to get 12 to his name. Like I said, the Indian lads here did really well this season so I won't be looking to make many changes there. I have some good young potential with some of the Indian lads and I'm very excited to see them develop. I have big decisions to make in regards to my 3 international slots (1 more Asian slot, also).

Should be an exciting time for the club. All in all, a brilliant season.
Season 18/19 - First International Management Job


In the Indian League, the season lasts from January to May and the other seven months are spent looking at new players etc. However, this Summer, the pass the time I was given the opportunity to manage the Indian Under 23 side at the Asian Games. In the future, I want to be the manager of the full Indian international side so I was happy to be given the opportunity and it also improved my reputation slightly too.

http://i.imgur.com/PUdJdHf.png


The squad mainly consisted of my youngsters from Mumbai FC which was a little bit bias from myself but overall, I was happy with how we did. We were expected to get battered every match. We had a goal disallowed late on before Iran's second goal which was painful. Japan scored another late winner before we battered Kyrgyzstan with a great win.

http://i.imgur.com/tkpb07Z.png


Due the the Under 23 side not having another game for a while, I was relieved of my duties soon after the competition but it was a good experience. Next up hopefully the Indian job will be my next international job.
Season 18/19 - Meet The Squad

http://i.imgur.com/WOUN43R.png


Last season our big name signing was El-Hadji-Diouf, the season before that was Brazilian goalkeeper Dida and the season before that was Trinidadian striker Cornell Glen. This season it is former Everton and New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill who joins the club until the end of the season. I am delighted to have brought such an experienced and quality player to the squad and Cahill is a player who I think can be a big player this season.

In terms of transfers, I have not made many transfers this pre-season. Christian Toonga returned to AFC Wimbledon whilst Dida has retired and become a scout at the club. Dida at the age of 44, brings a wealth of experience and consequently joins Cornell Glen who is also on our scouting team. El Hadji-Diouf was allowed to leave the club and has since retired. I let a few Indian players leave and a few joined the club but as always, please find below screenshots of all of my players for the upcoming season.

Goalkeepers

54 - Rowilson Naik: 17-year old Rowilson Naik becomes our number one goalkeeper after Dida's retirement. Last season Dida was his tutor so I am hoping that has helped him a little bit. He was my number one goalkeeper for my Indian Under 23 team at the Asian Games.
40 - Savio D'Souza: 16-year old goalkeeper spent last season in the youth team. Not ready for first team football yet but actually doesn't look too bad for his age. One for the future.

Right Backs

31 - Alex Ansari: 18-year old entering his third full season as my starting right back. Been capped for the full international side and expecting a full season from him this season.
2 - Pratesh Miranda: Back up for Ansari but can play either right or left back. Not a bad player for a back up.

Left Backs

34 - Loukik Lawrence: Entering his third full season at the club and probably the most successful player to come through our youth team in recent years. Been capped seven times for the Indian national side.
14 - Pratik Mascarenhas: Forced his way into the first team last season. Good back up player and can also play centre half.
13 - Robert Laithiamuana: New signing who has only recently joined the club. Can play left back or even left midfield. He's a good rotational player to have.

Centre Backs

26 - Raju Gaikwad: Entering his third season at the club. Experienced centre back who is regularly picked for the national side and now is my captain after Dida's retirement.
20 - Ben Smith: New Summer signing from the same side that I am purchased Jamie Pettit from. He has been capped for Australia Under 20's and is rated as one of my best players at the club.
53 - Abhishek Khan: Back up defender for Smith and Gaikwad. Didn't feature much last season.
3 - Pratesh DIas: Can play anywhere across the back line. It was his first season with the club last season but he didn't feature back apart from off the bench.

Centre Midfielders

8 - Shake Shamsu: 18-year old centre midfielder who can also play centre half. Did well for me last season in his first season at the club.
9 - Jamie Pettit: The most talented player at the club. Rumoured interest from PSG and made his debut for the Australian National side in the recent World Cup.
18 - Tim Cahill: The man needs no introduction. Brilliant player, possibly the best centre midfielder to play for the club.
15 - Mehtab Hussain: Experienced centre midfielder who has been capped by the national side. Good experience for the younger lads.
65 - Myron Fernandes: Recently progressed through the youth team. One for the future.
64 - Karan Coutinho: Another one who has come through the youth team. Like Fernandes, he's one for the future.
35 - Gandhi Ansari: Entering his third full season at the club. Did brilliantly for me for India Under 23's in the Summer.
47 - Mandar Shinde: Another one who impressed for the India Under 23 side in the Asian Games. One for the future.

Right Midfielders

28 - Kean Lewis: Joined us in the mid season last season. Was mostly back up to the recently departed El-Hadji Diouf.
12 - Joaquim Pereira: One for the future. Back up at best for this season.

Left Midfielders

6 - C.K. Vineeth: Was our top goalscorer last season. Regular for the Indian international side and a big player for us.
17 - Didika: Really good stats for this league. Pretty much just instruct him to shoot every time he gets the ball.

Strikers

19 - Craig Mackail-Smith: Takes my final international slot. Scored goals consistently throughout his career in England, just hope he can adapt to Indian football.
10 - Jeje: Goof back up player and scores a goal or two now and again.
16 - Zosangkima: Purely a back up player. Can play centre midfielder too if needed.
46 - Climax Martins: Promoted from the youth team purely because of his name.

Fingers crossed for a successful season!
Great season!

Why oh why didn't I name any of my sons Climax!?
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