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I do remember indeed @lolmappo! But this season is much tougher indeed. Strange seeing Forest up there, they're predicted to finish 14th.

It was indeed @Number 1 but we're battling our hardest to survive.
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London City FC - January 2032

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Happy New Year, 2032 its here and we're halfway through season sixteen now. Our first ever season in the Barclays Premier League is looking touch and go at the moment whilst we're on a superb EFL Cup run with both legs of the Semi Final this month. We would also begin our FA Cup run this month along with five league games, how would we battle with the busy schedule.

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Thats a lot of red dots, a lot indeed as we faced a busy month, nine games in the space of thirty days but we got a couple more wins on the board. We welcomed Chelsea and it wasn't quite a Happy New Year for us, losing two nil to start the year off. Our FA Cup journey started against Vanarama National side Cheltenham who we beat two nil, a nice comfortable passage through to the next round. We narrowly missed out on a point against Liverpool at Anfield, we trailed two nil before an own goal gave us hope seven minutes from time, but we were short. The EFL Cup Semi Final saw us travel to Southampton but a heavy defeat saw us all but out the competition, losing four one. At home against Arsenal we lost a third game in a row, they beat us three nil before we welcomed Huddersfield and won three nil, a solid victory back on the board with Dunn netting twice and Johnston also on target whilst we also kept a clean sheet. Man United beat us one nil at Old Trafford before Southampton beat us at home in the second leg of the Semi Final three one, easily progress to the Final for them.The month ended with the Fourth Round of the FA Cup against Leicester in which we secured a replay, drawing two a piece as Johnston and O'Loughlin netted at either end of the game.

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We slide back into the relegation zone and in eighteenth but we're definitely in the fight for survival still this season on twenty two points from twenty five games. Sheffield Wednesday are bottom, seven points behind us and nine points from safety with West Brom in nineteenth, four points from safety and two points behind us. Stoke are seventeenth, two points ahead of us whilst Reading, Swansea and Huddersfield are all on twenty five points three points ahead of us. I'd consider Newcastle are still in the relegation battle to only a further point ahead.

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It looked set that a tycoon was going to take over and pump money into the club, mainly in the facilities as the transfer embargo was placed upon us. However things soon fell through, the embargo was raised off us and we're now back looking for a buyer. Admittedly on one hand I would of loved the money, but its the way the story goes.

Next Update: London City FC - February 2032
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
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London City FC - February 2032

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Only a few months to go now until the curtains are pulled on our first ever season in the top flight, the Barclays Premier League and our survival hopes are still hanging in the balance. We have performed well, seeing us reach the EFL Cup Semi Finals whilst our FA Cup run is also underway with a replay against Leicester this month along with three league games. We also had our usual youth intake...

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Don't think I need to say anything about this intake, its another rubbish one.

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Four games throughout February, two wins and two defeats whilst we crashed out the FA Cup we picked up two good victories in the league. It started on winning ways as we beat struggling Sheffield Wednesday two nil as Allen and Oliveira both netted in the first half. Leicester beat us in the FA Cup Fourth Round replay, Eggert put us ahead but we eventually ran out in a three one defeat. Manchester City beat us two nil in Manchester, we were always expected to lose this one. And then we end the month with a surprise win over a struggling Tottenham side as McGregor netted after eleven minutes.

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We're up into fifteenth come the end of February with just ten league games remaining this season. We're now out of both cup competitions so attention turns solely to league survival. We're currently three points above the drop zone and with a game in hand where we face West Brom, we could move six clear and up into fourteenth which would be fantastic. Three months to go, we just need to continue doing what we're doing, picking up points against the teams around us and we'l be alright.

Next Update: London City FC - March 2032
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
Would've been nice if you got the takeover but hey-ho. Full focus on the league now, hope you can survive relegation.
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London City FC - March 2032

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Into March and just three competitive months of football left to play with us solely focusing on league football now having exited both cup competitions. Only ten league games left to play this season and we'd face just three of those ten throughout March, easier matches on paper and games I felt we should be picking up points from, but could we manage it.

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And pick up points we did as we went the month unbeaten, albeit a three match month but one win and two draws suddenly help our survival chances. We beat West Brom away two one as Mcgregor and Johnston netted. A home match against Stoke saw us draw late on, Felix had given us the lead, this was a game we could of done with all three points before we came back from behind twice against Leicester with goals from Erkenbrecher and Kigbu to secure a point.

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Edging closer and closer to safety as each match passes. Two more months of football, seven more league matches and its looking likely we could be set for a second season here. Fifteenth after thirty one games, getting closer and closer to that forty point target I had set myself at the start of the season and a win in our game in hand could even see us climb higher, could a top fifteen finish be on the cards!?

Next Update: London City FC - April 2032
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
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London City FC - April 2032

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The penultimate month of the season is here as we're drawing ever closer to the end of the first season for us in the top tier and a really good month here could see us safe in the division for another season. Four of our final seven league games awaited us in April but could we continue to battle against the odds or were we in for a late relegation battle.

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Another good month, picking up valuable back to back draws at the end of the month, Everton beat us again though. It was that defeat against Everton which kicked things off, losing two nil at home before we traveled to Reading and won two nil as Johnston and Erkenbrecher netted a spot kick in the second half. The game against West Ham could of seen us take all three points, they led early on and then got reduced to ten men. O'Loughlin netted in injury time to secure a point though. Finally ending the month with a nil nil draw away at Newcastle however they were down to ten men after just four minutes so again we could of taken more points.

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Fifteenth with three games to play, we're on thirty eight points, just short of the forty target I had set myself but we're still seven points outside the drop zone, just a point in the final three league games should see us survive now. Sheffield Wednesday are down and Reading are all but returning to the Championship. West Brom, who came up with us this season are on the verge of the drop but can still survive if results go there way.

Next Update: London City FC - May 2032
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
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London City FC - May 2032

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Here we go then, the final month of our first ever Premier League season, the final month and our hopes of survival still remained in our own hands which is a good place to be at this club. We have just three league games remaining as we faced home matches against Southampton and Swansea whilst having to travel to high flying Nottingham Forest. Could we stay in the division, the financial gain would be massive if we could. One point was needed and we'd guarantee our own survival, fail to win any and its out of our hands.

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Loss, loss, loss, that wasn't what we needed and the fact we didn't pick up any points in the final three games means our survival is out of our hands and we'd have to wait on other results to see if we were set to stay in this division. We welcomed Southampton and slipped to a two one defeat, Oliveira initially brought us back level moments before the break at one a piece, but we still fell short. A trip to Europa League chasing Nottingham Forest saw us get hammered four one, again Oliveira bought us level early after we went one nil down initially. And a third defeat on the bounce and now win for five games as we welcomed Swansea to end our first season here with a two one defeat, Schepens netting our last goal of season one in the Premier League.

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And despite not winning in our final five league games and losing the last three on the bounce, we had survived in the Premier League! We finished sixteenth and take home a prize fund of nine million which will definitely help us go forward. Sheffield Wednesday go down picking up just twenty points all season and four league wins. Reading also join them whilst West Brom go down by a single point. We finished with the joint fourth worse goal difference this season bu perhaps expected as we survived by five points come the end. Winning ten, drawing eight and losing twenty matches this season.

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Remember that tycoon investor we had interested earlier in the season, well we didn't need him as we've grown massively this season. The joys of being in the Premier League has seen us start the season almost ten million pounds in the red to finishing it with over sixty million pounds in the black in our bank balance. And the board have rewarded us this summer with an even bigger warchest than last season, fifty million pounds to spend whilst doubling our current wage budget almost! This summer could see a massive transformation whilst I'm also going to suggest we improve our training and youth facilities.

Next Update: London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2032
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
Survival is all the matters! Well done, @Dan. Tasty transfer kitty too!
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London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2032

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Our second summer in the Premier League was always going to be a big, busy one for us as we began to hit some proper money and the board showed their trust in me by giving me fifty million to spend. Its been busy indeed in the transfer front, news front and the football front whilst there was also the job front which turns up something interesting this summer. Now we're moving forward and hopefully I've strengthened the squad massively this year to really help us fight a bit easier against the relegation battle that we'll definitely be in again this year.

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Huge, unexpected job news came this summer and not for club either, as international teams came begging for me to take the reigns, without me even applying for the posts. France, Ireland and England all approached me to take control, in the end I took the England post for obvious reasons, I was in two minds but decided I could build a better reputation for myself and hopefully more players will show their trust in me over the years. Oh and they're paying me seventy six thousand pounds per year.

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More news to come out of the summer, firstly the sponsorship table shows us just how far we are currently off the 'big teams'. Manchester City took home nine hundred and eight million in sponsorship last season, we took just over four hundred thousand pounds, the difference is crazy. Even the average is up at forty five and a half million pounds. Better news, we're upgrading the youth facilities again, the board turned down us improving our training facilities this time.

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Fifty million to spend and I spent just over seventeen million pounds of that. Another very busy window for us saw eleven new faces arrive whilst plenty left either through retirement, free transfers, paid deals or loan deals as we made the most of a heavy summer. We broke our own transfer record bringing in Luis Acuna from Lyon for seven and a half million pounds. A big name you may see there is Renato Sanchez, an aging Renato Sanchez but he still will be a class act. We've finally got a feeder club too, so I sent a load of youth players out to Stevenage where hopefully they'll gain first team action. The only player not seen below is Daniel Mateus who is a youth project. Fuba still hasn't got a work permit and has gone out on loan again.

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These are ten of our eleven new faces, as I said Daniel Mateus isn't here, but you can see they are a massive step in the right direction without us spending over the top prices as well. Really happy to bag Pouget on a cheap deal to be our new number one with Fuba out still. Also Renato Sanchez will still pull the strings at his age and is a great transfer on a free deal along with the big money signing of Acuna who will hopefully lead the front line for us.

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This is definitely the strongest squad I've ever had possession over at London City FC and I feel confident in all areas of the pitch currently. With plenty of options especially for rotation to I think we can mount a serious challenge for cup runs and to fight the drop zone. Some of the weaker players are here only for rotation and back up but will probably leave come the following summer.

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A mixed, challenging summer on the pitch which included a tour of the USA and a couple bigger matches against RW Essen, Hamburg and Panathinaikos. Hopefully the squad can build and gel quickly and we'll be fighting for points instantly in this league.

Next Update: London City FC - August 2032
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
England manager. Interesting! As is signing Renato Sanches, albeit as you say an ageing Sanches. How has his career panned out so far?
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Just caught up again! WOW what a career this is so far!

Non League to England Manager!

Seems like you're doing something right! Free box when I come and watch them?
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Despite falling face first over the finish line, you've done excellently well to keep them up. Now to continue the adventure, with any luck.
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I wasn't sure whether to take it or not @r96Skinner then thought if I don't enjoy it I could just chuck it off quickly enough. Sanchez has had quite the career, joining PSG for £83million in 2019/20 before joining Man City for £82million in 2022/23.

Maybe I move through this too quick @tongey haha! Thanks for catching up once again. Its been a sudden rise, theres a set box at Wembley and London City Stadium booked for you.

It wasn't a brilliant run at the end but we stumbled to safety @Number 1 now we need to do it again.
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London City FC - August 2032

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And so our second season in the Premier League has started and it was important we didn't face the dreaded second season syndrome now and get relegated after our hard work, we've seen how good the money is here and vital to stay in the top division. Four games to kick start season seventeen with three league games and the start of another season in the EFL Cup, could we match or better our Semi Final appearance last season...

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A superb start for us this season, we had a kind start to the fixture list with us facing two newly promoted sides in Barnsley and Middlesbrough. A trip to Barnsley saw us win two one to get our season started on a high note. Dunn and Martinez (og) secured a comeback and all three points. Back at home we welcomed Middlesbrough and beat them three nil with Webb netting early whilst Nowocien struck one before the break from the spot and a second later in the match. It was back to back three nil wins as we welcomed FC Halifax in the EFL Cup Second Round, Dunn, Nowocien and Acuna netting for us. We ended August with a trip to Nottingham Forest who finished so highly last season, lost out two one after Nowocien put us ahead, four goals in four games for him.

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We've flown out the blocks early on and sit up in sixth after the opening three league games, admittedly we've played the easier two matches of the season but hopefully a bit of fighting spirit from this early start we've made. A long way to go, thirty five matches but if we can carry on we should hopefully pick up a higher finish than last season.

** I've decided I'll update my England progress at the end of each calendar year, except for big tournaments (World Cup and Euros) where I'll update our form up to the competition and then play through it with regular updates.

Next Update: London City FC - September 2032
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
Lots of money?! England manager?! 35 year old Renato Sanches?! This career just got a whole load more exciting :O
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Thats how far we've come in the career now @lolmappo its nice to finally be at this stage in the top tier, with money and now an international manager.
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London City FC - September 2032

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Having made a strong start in August which saw us pick up two league wins, one defeat and victory in the EFL Cup Second Round, we headed into September full of confidence at the moment. I had a couple of games as England manager to kick off the month but they'll be updated on their own at the end of the calendar year. Three league games and an EFL Cup Third round tie awaited us in September.

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A tough start to September saw us struggle to get going but ending it well. As we welcomed Liverpool its still unlikely for us to get something from the big teams and that was the case, losing two nil. A trip to Leicester saw us struggle again and lose two nil once again. However we soon turned the corner, beating Middlesbrough two nil in the EFL Cup Third Round as all four of our goals came in the second half from Dunn, McGregor, Baldwin and Nowocien. Finally ending the month welcoming Newcastle and winning three one, McGregor and two for Nowocien secured the victory.

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Tenth in the league after our opening six games and for now that is very pleasing indeed. Manchester United are the early league leaders whilst Everton are following up last seasons superb return to the top flight and sit second early on. Whilst it is early days, our main aim is survival again but I'd love to be able to beat our sixteenth place finish last season.

Next Update: London City FC - October 2032
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
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London City FC - October 2032

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October would begin competitively on my birthday so I was hoping the boys could kick the celebrations off with a win, we went through the month facing four more Premier League games as well as another EFL Cup game, a win could see us reach the Quarter Finals for the second year running as we went up against fellow Premier League side Newcastle.

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An expected win to kick the month off, but that proved to be our only win as we then faced three London derbys and came away with just one point from them in the league. A trip to Swansea saw us beat the early league strugglers two one. Both our goals coming in the first half with Nowocien and an own goal taking us the victory. We welcomed Chelsea and narrowly lost out two one, already two down Johnston bought one back for us, we couldn't do enough to grab a point though. Spurs then beat us comfortably four nil before Newcastle knocked us out the EFL Cup Fourth Round, winning four one. We ended the month with a goalless draw at home against West Ham.

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Still sitting around the mid table mark with us eleventh after ten league games and sitting on thirteen points so far and its looking likely at this early stage we'll beat our forty point target and hopefully another season of survival but its early so could go wrong yet. Everton begin to slip down the league table and now sit fifth whilst United remain on top of the pile. We could do with playing Burnley soon, they're rock bottom with ten defeats from their opening ten matches, surely an easy three points for us, not until December, though, we do face Huddersfield next month along with Man City and Watford who are both close to us in the table.

Next Update: London City FC - November 2032
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
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London City FC - November 2032

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The penultimate month of another calendar year is here and were edging closer to seeing out another year as 2032 is almost there. Our first whole calendar year in the Premier League and its been successful enough for us. November is a short month with us just facing three league games and it was important we got some points on the board in a small month.

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A superb, unbeaten month, if you told me two seasons ago when we were still in the Championship we'd beat Manchester City in the Premier League in two years time, I wouldn't believe you. We beat Huddersfield away from home to start the month with a three one win, simply brilliant here with Oliveira, Bolton and Robin netting for us. Our only home game in November saw us welcomed Manchester City and bet them two one, Nowocien struck a brace for us to secure the victory. We ended the month with a battling display away at Stoke, drawing nil nil.

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Upto tenth after November and we're really causing people to talk about us this year! Much higher than we're meant to be and we're predicted to be but we'll continue battling away month by month to pick up points on a regular basis. United still set the pace with Chelsea and Liverpool hot on their tail along with Arsenal not that far away. Amazingly we're only five points outside the Euro spots some how. Burnley finally pick up their first win of the season against West Ham.

Next Update: London City FC - December 2032
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
You have done some superb work in the Premier League with London City @Dan, keep it up fella.
Not sure what's better, beating Man City or managing a draw away at Stoke! Keep the good times rolling fella
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Thanks @Shedender we're coping well here currently.

Definitely beating Man City at hoe @lolmappo
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London City FC - December 2032

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Here we are then, our first whole calendar year in the Premier League has come to an end and it marks a successful enough stint as we haven't been relegated in our first season and our second season we're looking likely to stay up if we continue the way we've started the year. We had a busy December to cope with first with seven Premier League matches to play through which will take us past the halfway stage, some interesting news popped up to.

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We have finally been taken over by a new board and I have kept my job, can you imagine if I lost it after the past sixteen years! Boy I'd be pissed. They're not going to pump money into the club, well, into the transfers at this stage anyway but the good news is they have decided to upgrade both the training and youth facilities which is superb, we're only moving forward with these upgrades.

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A busy December indeed as the cold weather set in, luckily we managed to perform okay, picking up seven points importantly against the team we needed to. We welcomed Watford and drew two all against them, coming back from behind twice with Oliveira and Robin both netting, the latter just seven minutes before the end. Three defeats on the bounce followed as we traveled to league leaders Man United, Webb netted our goal in a three one defeat before losing back to back home games against Southampton and Everton two nil. Two more home games followed but two wins thankfully, beating Barnsley four nil, Nowocien, Oliveira, Eggert and Johnston all on target for us. We then scored four for a second game running in a narrow four three victory over Burnley, this time Dunn netting twice, Felix and Webb also on target. The calendar year ended with a three nil victory over Arsenal.

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We go into the New Year in twelfth and as you can see at the top, the board are very happy with that to date. We're over halfway through the league season and overachieving from where we should be. Still need to be aware though as we're only nine points above the drop zone so can easily get caught up in the relegation battle yet.

Next Update: England - 2032 Round Up
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
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England - 2032 Round Up

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Back in July I think it was, I took charge of the England who were ranked 25th in the world at the time of my appointment. Its a little low admittedly but it was a change of scenery and see what comes of it. Mainly hoping it'd improve my reputation as a manager and build better knowledge with more players showing trust in me. Since taking charge I've faced six matches, four competitive games and two friendlies, heres the yearly round up since my time in charge.

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Six matches and six wins since my time here and its been a very successful start to international management. We had a mixture of European League division matches and friendlies saw us perform brilliantly. We picked up an opening win over Sweden, two nil before beating France in a friendly three one. Three European League matches then awaited us with three more wins, two against Portugal, three one and four one with us beating Sweden three nil in between those results. We finished the calendar year with an easy game, beating St Lucia three nil.

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The European League Division, whatever that even is, saw us win four out of four and take a plus goal difference, the only country to finish positive from our group as Portugal finish second with four points and Sweden bottom with one who get relegated to Group 2. We will face Holland in the Semi Finals of those now, I don't know if it even counts as a trophy if we win it. Our World Cup Qualifying will begin in eighty one days for the 2034 World Cup which will give us something to aim for as I plan on still being in charge of the national team by then.

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Good call to do the England round-up yearly. Don't know much about the league thing, but I seem to remember not long ago I heard it was to replace friendly matches. I'd assume you'd get a trophy for it. Keep it up!
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Makes sense to do it that way, stops me updating twice monthly in some month then @r96Skinner we'll see as we go through it.
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London City FC - January 2033

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We're into another calendar year, no surprises there as we hit 2033 in the game now. We've been pretty solid so far this season, occupying a strong mid table position lingering in and out of the top ten but we're happy with how thins are going so far. No we'd get to a couple busier months again as the FA Cup kicks off in January.

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We opened the calendar year with a win but it was our only one in the league all month, the two other green dots are FA Cup progression which is good, but we need points on the board really. A good showing against Middlesbrough saw us come back from one down to win three one, Dunn (pen), Webb and Allen on target for us. We narrowly lost at home to Nottingham Forest one nil before traveling to fellow Premier League side Barnsley in the FA Cup third round who we beat three nil. Dunn scoring another penalty with Webb and Johnston also on target. No surprises seeing Liverpool beat us three nil, we missed out narrowly against Leicester, losing three two before ending the month with an FA Cup Fourth Round win over Sheffield Wednesday of the Championship. Both our goals came in the opening five minutes.

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Down to thirteenth as we drop just the one league place over the opening month of this calendar year. As long as we survive in the league its good news for the club, if we can beat our previous best finish of sixteenth its an added bonus and continues our run of forever finishing better the following season. We're currently eight points clear of sixteenth so its looking okay so far along with being twelve points clear of the drop zone now.

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London City FC - February 2033

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Into February and with four competitive months of football to go we're really knuckling down and focusing on finishing inside the top sixteen this time around to beat our previous best last season finish. We've also began a strong FA Cup run, with the views of reaching the final within the next few seasons and getting some European football on the board, not yet though.

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Another mixed month, we beat Swansea as we had to, a couple of heavy defeats though. And its one of the heavy defeats we start with as Newcastle thumped us at St James Park, four one. We then welcomed Swansea and beat them two nil with a brace from Arsenio. We then finally got one over on Everton, in the FA Cup Fifth round, beating them two one as Schepens netted and Vranic in the final minute to send us into the Sixth Round against Chelsea. The month ended against Chelsea with us losing six one!

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We are thirteenth and its getting close down near the bottom now. Burnley seem all but gone unless they can pul something out the bag with eleven games to go. We're only eleven points outside the relegation zone now whilst we are tied on points with West Ham and Stoke in twelfth and eleventh place. I'd say at this stage eleventh is the very best we could finish this season and realistically seventeenth would be the lowest.

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London City FC - March 2033

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Two and a half month of competitive football to go and three updates to play through as we head into March still hovering around mid table, in thirteenth place. A quiet month domestically as we faced just three games, two in the league and one in the FA Cup as we attempted to knock Chelsea out the Sixth Round. I also had two matches with England which you'll see at the end of the calendar year, a long wait but its not important for the career. The youth intake was here too.

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Despite increasing our youth and training facilities yet again we still aren't finding a gem just yet. As soon as we do he'll be a big part of the future of the club, until then we keep searching.

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A couple decent results here, in fairness all three results were really good for us, even the three one defeat against Chelsea. A busy game against Spurs at home to open the month saw us draw three a piece Webb had put us ahead, we trailed two one at the break. Dunn hit us back level before Sanches fired us in front, we conceded late on but stole a point. A trip to Chelsea saw us lose three one in the FA Cup Sixth Round but not until extra time. Webb pulled us back level in the second half and we held strong, but didn't have the legs in injury time. Finally welcomed Hudersfield to end March and won two nil, Robin and Webb on target.

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Up to twelfth in the league but its remaining close, we are only behind eleventh place Middlesbrough on goal difference with a five point gap opening up then. Behind us we have three points over West Ham, with Stoke and Newcastle only a further point behind. The table then opens up to over twelve points to Barnsley, I'm confident we're beating sixteenth this season.

Next Update: London City FC - April 2033
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London City FC - April 2033

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The penultimate month of season seventeen and our second season in the Barclays Premier League, although we weren't there yet, we are looking good at progressing our best ever league finish yet again, for a seventeenth straight season. However we had a batch of tough fixtures to go still. With us only in the league now we faced five of our remaining nine league games throughout April.

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Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, the collapse is beginning as we pick up just one point from a possible fifteen throughout April. Three straight three nil defeats came as we traveled to Manchester City and then West Ham before returning home to face Stoke, we just couldn't hit the target or find the back of the net. A trip to Watford saw us grab our only point of the month in a two all draw as Webb netted a first half brace. The poor month ended with a three one defeat away at Southampton, Nowocien was our goal scorer this time, but not a good run in at all.

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The poor run of just one point from fifteen in our last five league games has now seen us slip to fourteenth and we now have just four league games remaining this season. We're five points clear of Swansea and Newcastle who are in fifteenth and sixteenth behind us. I'm hoping we're not going to bottle our strong start to the season and take a step backwards. We've still got to beat relegated Burnley whilst it looks set to be Man Unites season.

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Well, hows that for a run in!? We take a trip to fifth place Everton who, lets be honest, we have an atrocious record against bar the recent FA Cup victory over them. We then welcome fourth place Arsenal and league leaders, soon to be league champions Manchester United. Before we end the season by traveling to already relegated Burnley.

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Come on @Dan, you're almost safe for a second PL campaign running.
Ouch, hard month! Hopefully you can surpass your aim of a top sixteen finish, despite a tough run-in.
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London City FC - May 2033

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Season seventeen is now coming to an end as we go into May, our final month of our second season in the Barclays Premier League and it looks like we're set to avoid the dreaded second season syndrome. We're 'all but safe' this season bar a point or two which I hope we can get from other teams messing up. We had a tough run in this month with both Arsenal and Man united coming to us this month.

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Our poor run of form continued, infact, we ended up with a eight match run without a win until the season ended on a high. We went to high flying Everton and lost three nil before getting smashed at home by Arsenal, losing five one after Webb put us ahead after two minutes. We blew a two one lead in the first half over Manchester United, the league champions to lose three two, Connolly and Nowocien netting our goals. The season ended with an away trip to relegated Burnley and we beat them three nil, all three goals in the second half as Connolly, Johnston and Oliveira netted for us to finish on a high.

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We did it, we beat last seasons finish of sixteenth place as we hold off Swansea in fifteenth and Newcastle in sixteenth by two points in the end. A new best points tally in the Premier League for us of forty one points from thirty eight matches. We were still five points behind Middlesbrough but its a big step forward for the club again. At the top Man United win the title whilst Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal round up the top four. Southampton and Man City take the Europa League spots. Top twelve finish next year? baby steps

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Some real good news come the end of the season once again with the new board. Once again the youth facilities are going to undergo an upgrade and hopefully we're getting somewhere towards state of the art youth facilities whilst the training facilities are already undergoing the upgrade from a couple months ago. The youth recruitment will also undergo an upgrade. Finally the board are pumping more money into our stadium, expanding it by 7,450 seats which will take its capacity up to 22,350. It'll cost us nine million and take a year to complete as we ground share with Fulham this next season.

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Financially the club are looking as strong as ever, imagine if we did get that tycoon takeover last season, we'd be rolling in it. However we don't need the extra money now, we're sitting on a seventy million pound bank balance as we made a thirteen million pound profit this season. The board have announced our budgets for the new season to, another forty seven million pounds in the transfer budget with the wage budget set at just under a million pounds. We'll need to get rid of some players to bring some in, as our wage budget is tight as it is and I don't want to adjust it too much and spend out more month by month.

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Well its always incremental tbf, so nice to see the progression upwards continue. Onwards and upwards for season 18, despite being Fulham's temporary lodgers.
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End of season form aside, you had another fine season in the top-flight. Nice one!
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