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Creating a new team in England, bringing them to the top of the English pyramid and going head to head with the biggest cities across the world.

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London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2027

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I've played through another summer here with London City FC and it was our first preparation for life in the Sky Bet League One this season ahead. It'll be a difficult season to survive in the league now with four relegation spots on offer apposed to the two in League Two. But hopefully this summer would see us strengthen in the right areas and ensure we're not relegation candidates as tipped by the media, like we are every single season.

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Financially we're quite weak again, especially to some of the teams we face in the league this year, there are a few 'bigger' Championship teams down in League One now so we need to do our best with the resources we have. Currently using the whole wage budget come the end of the summer.

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As usual, a busy summer off the pitch, we brought in seven players with three of them costing us a small bit of money, two on loan deals from Bournemouth and Crewe whilst picking up two free transfers as well. The other side of the rotating door saw nine players leave on free transfers and hopefully I've made the right choices.

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Our new faces fit into the squad well, we still have a couple of weaker players who I couldn't release on a free deal as the board wouldn't let me due to financial reasons. We're still quite strong on the front foot this season, Borukov our strongest striker but Scott O'Loughlin certainly has the ability to become a leading player in this squad.

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Our summer this year was always going to be a bit easier this year as we didn't play many big teams, infact the only big side we played was Brondby and they comfortably beat us. Once again we faced a load of fixtures to hopefully get the squad competitive and match ready before the season kicks off.

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A huge increase of season tickets sold this year sees us confirm figures of one thousand, one hundred and ninety this year, thats over five hundred tickets more than we sold last year!

Next Update: London City FC - August 2027
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
Beautiful logo, but the sponsor logo look quite weird...probably too wide to my eyes

All the best mate!
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Yeah I'm not so sure the sponsor works this year @Zinedine Zaiddin
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London City FC - August 2027

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Our first ever season in the Sky Bet League One was set to kick off here in 2027 as we head into season twelve at London City FC. It has been a successful career to date but I'm still not anywhere near where I want to take this club to. We had a busy start to the season with five league games as well as a game in both the EFL Cup and Checkatrade Trophy.

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I'd say that was a pretty decent start, four wins and three defeats across the three difference competitions that have kicked off. We won our first ever game in the Sky Bet League One as Borukov netted twelve minutes in against Peterborough to guide us to a one nil win. Championship side Bristol City comfortably knocked us out the EFL Cup First Round, the round we always seem to exit, losing four one, Simmons with our goal. But to league action, we lost two on the bounce as we traveled to Port Vale and then welcomed Birmingham, losing both games two one, Shaw netting an equaliser against Port Vale before we conceded in the final ten minutes whilst Borukov netted the opener against Birmingham, a lead we blew. But it proved to be a strong end to the month as we faced two fellow sides who won promotion with us last season, beating Burton two nil with McInnes and Allen netting whilst welcoming Mansfield and beating them two one, Allen and Wilkin on target. The month ended by us welcoming League Two Leyton Orient and beating them three one in the Checkatrade trophy, a great start to the competition for us as Allen struck twice, his fourth goal in three games and O'Loughlin netted his first goal for the club.

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And now we realise that there are a few big teams in this league, Birmingham, Wigan, Brighton and Portsmouth but we've had a superb start, seeing us straight up in sixth so far with nine points from five league games this season. We have an early seven point gap over the relegation spots which is important early on.

Next Update: London City FC - September 2027
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 - September 2027

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We had made a very good start to the league season for our first stint in this division and I was hoping that wasn't going to be just a lucky start. And with our first win the Checkatrade trophy I was hoping we could make it through the group stage for once this year around. Just five league games were on schedule for us in September, could we pick up a couple more valuable wins.

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Well, we certainly could pick up a couple more wins, in fact, we went on to pick up three wins, a draw and just one defeat throughout September keeping us more than competitive for the season. A trip to Southend saw us beat the struggling starters three goals to one, Allen netting along with o'Loughlin and Grivosti all in the opening twenty minutes. Lincoln beat us four two after Allen sent us two nil up annoyingly we collapsed and finished with nine men! A trip to Chesterfield saw us back on track, coming from behind with goals from Borukov and Cherry (pen) to seal a two one win. We stunned Wigan with a three one win, McInnes, Simmons and Lipman on target for us before ending the month with a point in a one all draw with Swindon.

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At the end of September, ten games into the forty six game league season we find ourselves up in second place and currently occupying an automatic promotion spot. If you told me that at the start of the season I would of struggled to believe it. Birmingham are the league leaders, three points ahead of us, we're then tied on points with Wigan and Crewe whilst Luton and Plymouth are only a point behind.

Next Update: London City FC - October 2027
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
You're making this League One malarky look quite simple.
For now @Shedender luck has been with us.
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London City FC - October 2027

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Into the third month of the season and with us flying high in second place this League One malarkey was looking pretty good for us so far. However October was going to be a very busy month for us as we'd face seven matches, six of those would be in the league whilst we'd face our second of three matches in the Checkatrade Trophy with hopes of qualification in our sites.

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Up and down a little bit but we were still performing very well with three more wins, two draws and just the two defeats in seven matches of October. It all began with a trip to Brighton, a big side in this league and we stole a late point from them when Vernon netted ten minutes from time. Our Second game of the Checkatrade Trophy this season saw us pick up our second win in the competition, beating League Two Gillingham four one, putting us on the verge of qualifying now. A goalless draw against Oxford in the league was followed by a three nil defeat away from home against Coventry. We bounced back at home as we beat Luton two one, two late goals brought us back in the game through Smith and Tighe, but then a three one defeat against struggling Portsmouth set us back again. Ending the month at home with a one nil victory over MK Dons.

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We're still performing much higher than expectations this season as we sit up in seventh place after sixteen league games have been played and we're still in the Checkatrade Trophy. Birmingham remain top, as expected and are two points clear of second place Crewe. We're eight points off the top but thats not really a target of ours this season, we had just started well. It'd be great if we could seal a spot in the playoffs come the end of the season.

Next Update: London City FC - November 2027
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 2027

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Two months left here in the 2027 calendar year and we're performing very well in the Sky Bet League One to date. Originally I just wanted to survive and avoid the four drop zones in the league. However we find ourselves up near the playoffs. Six games again in November with us in league, FA Cup and Checkatrade Trophy action, could we hit the second round of the FA Cup? And could we finally get out the group stage of the Checkatrade trophy?

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We've made it another good month, just one defeat in the league throughout November and progression through both cups. We beat Bromley in the FA Cup First Round with Simmons netting, setting up a second round tie with Notts Co. We slipped up against Tottenham U23 side in the Checkatrade Trophy, Simmons gave us the lead but we fell behind and lost two one.

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Luckily the defeat against Spurs didn't cost us, as we head through from our Checkatrade trophy group with six points. Gillingham in second also head through, behind us on goal difference whilst Spurs, level on points and goal difference with Gillingham, head out the competition. We will play Arsenal under 23s next round, they beat us last season 6-1.

Moving into League action we traveled to Colchester and drew nil nil before returning home and beating Fleetwood two nil, Simmons continuing a strong month and Vernon netting. We traveled away for our final two games of November, losing one nil to Plymouth before beating Bolton three one, a superb showing with O'Loughlin, Borukov and Allen netting.

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Down to eighth in the league but its still not concerning me this season. Staying in the top half would be a superb achievement this year around and I'm more than confident we can do that. The table is tight ahead of us, just eight points off the top spot and however Brighton in thirteenth are only three points off us.

Next Update: London City FC - December 2027
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
Is this the first time you've got out of the group stages of the Checkatwat trophy? Still going strong in the league as well which is nice to see.
Looking good in the league! Love how you've built the club through the leagues so far! Wont be far off a promotion again!
FM19 Careers:

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It is indeed @Shedender, its nice to get a run in that competition.

Thanks @tongey its been more fun building a team up rather than instant success.
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London City FC - December 2027

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The final month of 2027 and its been another cracking calendar year for us as we are now stepping ourselves up in quality in the Sky Bet League One. Its been a good half a season to date as well with us through the Checkatrade group stage for once and still in the FA Cup. We would see ourselves play in all three competitions throughout December, could our good form continue.

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More progression for us, in both cup competitions we remain in and just the one loss in the league as we faced four matches there. Welcoming Notts Co in the FA Cup Second Round we beat them three two, Allen and O'Loughlin both netting, his second five minutes from time. In the third round we have a winnable tie against MK Dons. We welcomed Arsenal Under 23's in the Checkatrade Trophy and beat them three one, after losing six one to them last year. O'Loughlin netting twice again and McInnes on the scoresheet to see us through. Heading to league action we traveled to Peterborough with Borukov netting the only goal of the game. Welcoming struggling Port Vale we beat them three one, O'loughlin netting with Allen and McInnes both striking second half goals. Our only defeat came against Walsall, losing one nil at home before we stuffed Crewe four one, O'Loughlin netting a first half hatrick, taking him to eight goals in six games in December. McInnes netted his third in six.

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That superb month in the league has seen us rocket back up the league table and now sees us sitting up in second place and only five points off league leaders Birmingham as we keep pressure up on the side so much bigger than us at this stage. The table is ridiculously close though as just two points separate Burton in seventh to us in second and nine points separate us in second to Wigan down in thirteenth! Theres a long way to go this year.

Next Update: London City FC - January 2028
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 - January 2028

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Another New Year, another busy January, except this was going to be our busiest yet as we faced no less than nine matches throughout twenty nine days of the month. We had FA Cup, Checkatrade Trophy and league action all waiting for us through January as we tried to continue our excellent runs in all three competitions. Would we remain in all three come the end of the month.

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We have indeed managed to remain in all three competitions come the end of January, extending our runs to rounds we've never featured in throughout both cup competitions. The new calendar year began at home, welcoming Wycombe who we drew one a piece with, Allen popped up four minutes from time to save a point. We then beat league leaders Birmingham three two, O'Loughlin with a hatrick to take the plaudits. FA Cup action saw us welcome MK Dons and beat them four nil, comfortable victory against a fellow League One side to head us into the Fourth Round for our first time ever. And it was progression in the Checkatrade Trophy too, beating Gilingham away from home three two with Lipman, Whiteman and Smith netting, we'll face West Ham under 23s in the Quarter Finals. Back to league action and we took a hit in form, not winning in four games as we lost away at Mansfield three nil, drew back to back home games one all with Burton and then Southend before losing away at Lincoln three nil, a poor patch of form. But we beat Peterborough in the FA Cup Fourth Round two nil, Allen and Tighe netting to set up a trip to St James Park as we'll face Newcastle in the Fifth Round.

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We have dropped to sixth but its not surprising after a nine game month and with us still up and running in both the Checkatrade Trophy and FA Cup we're likely to face a couple more busy months yet. Mansfield, who won promotion via the playoffs last season, are top now as Birmingham hit a poor patch of form, we are five points off the top now after thirty matches played.

Next Update: London City FC - February 2028
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 2028

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Into February and somehow, we're still being competitive in the Sky Bet League One and are in competition for a promotion this season if we can maintain this kind of form. We're also under more pressure in the fact that we're still in the FA Cup and Checkatrade Trophy this season, making new rounds we've never featured in before. Could we continue in the cup competitions whilst being competitive in the league. Eight more game throughout February.

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We came so close to upsetting Premier League side Newcastle but alas, crashed out both cup competitions. A one nil win over Chesterfield kicked off February before we narrowly crashed out the Checkatrade Trophy against West Ham u23s as we drew in normal time then lost four two on penalties. A trip to Wigan saw a seven goal thriller, with us winning four three. O'Loughlin netted inside a minute, with Tighe netting eight minutes later. There were also goals for Borukov and Whiteman as we sealed a narrow win. Another narrow win followed as Allen netted the only goal against Swindon. Then came the big tie, a trip to Newcastle in the FA Cup Fifth round, Bridge gave us the lead from the spot, Newcastle came back, we had a home replay. Our league form took a hit against Brighton as we lost three one at home, Wilkin netted a late goal for us. Bouncing back to beat Oxford two one through Borukov and then Wilkin netting from a spot kick in the final minute. Newcastle visited us to end the month in the FA Cup Fifth Round replay, and knocked us out, we didn't disgrace ourselves against the side 6th in the Premier League, a thirty year old Marcus Rashford netted early on to give them the lead.

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We're thirty five games into the season, the rest of the league are thirty six games in and just have ten games to go. Our game in hand could see us return to the summit of the Sky Bet League One and really push our promotion race. Bolton are the new league leaders with Lincoln second a point behind. Birmingham and us are a further point behind that whilst Mansfield, Coventry and Plymouth only one point further a drift. Just nine points separate the top eleven teams.

Next Update: London City FC - March 2028
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
Looking good @Dan ! Air getting a bit thin?
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Something like that @DNZY this season is proving to be something to remember.
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London City FC - March 2028

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Two months of competitive football left as there is only one match in May I'll include it into the April update and then if we head to the playoffs that'll be a separate update. But lets focus on the here and now. With us crashing out both cup competitions last month we have only league football to focus on now and would face six of our eleven remaining league games this month and with us just focusing on this football we could have a superb chance of earning promotion if we could keep this form up.

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Six matches in the league in March, five wins and one defeat, a superb run for us once again. A nine goal thriller saw us narrowly beat Luton five four. A game which could of gone either way with us seeing five different scorers. Our only defeat this month came at home, losing three nil against Coventry. Four wins on the bounce followed but not a single clean sheet. We beat Portsmouth at home three two, Smith, Allen and McInnes netting. A trip to MK Dons saw us win two one, coming back form one down at the break, Tighe and Samuel on target for us. We beat Colchester at home, three one as Whiteman, Tighe and O'Loughlin netted. And O'Looughlin continued his fine season with a hatrick against Fleetwood, he even missed a spot kick.

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Forty one league games played now, just five games to go and we're back on top of the pile now. We sit just two points ahead of Boton in second place who are occupying the second automatic promotion spot. With five games remaining we still don't have a playoff spot secured at a minimum as ten points separate the top eight teams in the league.

Next Update: London City FC - April 2028
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 2028

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Here we go then, the final month of the league season and just five league games were left to play. We had four of those games in April and one at the start of May so it'll all be included in just the one update. Going into April we we were just two points clear of second place Bolton and still had to play them in April. Could we go on and earn that surprise promotion and our first ever back to back promotion. Initially I just wanted to survive here in the Sky Bet league one but going into the final month I really wanted to earn promotion and the title would be nice as well.

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Five league games, three wins and two defeats, but would it prove to be enough. It started with a five goal game against Plymouth, which could of gone either way but goals from Borukov, O'Loughlin and Grivosti was enough to secure us a three two win. A trip to Wycombe went poor for us, losing three nil. At home we welcomed second place Bolton and beat them two nil, Smith and O'Loughlin on target, a huge win for us. But we couldn't nail our form, losing two one against Crewe, Wilkin with our goal. Finally finishing the month with a game in May, beating Walsall two nil as Borukov and Smith netted our last two league goals, but how would it end up.

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Champions! Back to back promotions! Its been a sensational season as we are crowned champions of the Sky Bet League One in our first ever season in the division, creating a new club high league position of 1st in the Sky bet League One. Amazingly Bolton fell away and even went on to miss out on promotion. Amazingly Lincoln are also heading to the Championship, they were in the Vanarama National League at the start of this career. And another big surprise, Mansfield, who won promotion via the playoffs last year, have won promotion via the playoffs again and will join us in the Championship.

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End of season awards and news to round up the season which has been amazing for us. Allen was named player of the year for the division, hes been brilliant this year for us in midfield and fully deserved it. O'Loughlin has also been another standout player for us this year. I was also named manager of the month with a fifty six percent win ratio, I thought I was going to win it with the league title being secured and surprising everyone. And lastly the board have really backed us next season, giving us a transfer budget of over two milion pounds as well as almost doubling our current wage budget.

Next Update: London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2028
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
Cannot believe you've achieved back-to-back promotions. Top work.
Congrats on back to back promotions! And Mansfield does it too? Awesome! (I used to always play a save with them because of a friend I had who lived near there...)
Outstanding work! What a ridiculous career so far! Back to Back promotions is no mean feat! Time to get in that Prem!
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Some very nice signings. Yeah, the Championship is a strange animal. I'm actually not wanting to go up my first season but prevent going down. Just so that I can put my club in a better position. So looks good. And that Johnston kid looks good.
Me neither @Shedender it was a bit surprising indeed.

Thanks @Samirah it was a surprise but glad we're now just one step away from the big boys! Surprising Mansfield came up with us too again.

Thanks @tongey glad you're enjoying it.
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London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2028

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A short summer to prepare for Championship football, it still feels strange that we're now heading into our first ever season in the second tier of English football, just one step away from the big boys in the biggest league in the world. But I'm expecting it to take three to five seasons for us to make the top flight. Anyway, a run down on any news that I feel is important that come out the summer as well as any transfers whilst spending some money at last and then a squad report along with friendly results.

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I've signed another long term deal here at London City FC. This has extended my stay at the club now to June 2031 at the earliest as its a two year extension on my already lengthy deal. I've also demanded a bigger wage deal, taking one thousand eight hundred pounds home per week. The scouting range has been upgraded as well, we can now scout players all across Europe. I've also seen the youth facilities and youth funding increased, I forgot that screenshot.

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Well a busy summer indeed, we've actually sold a player!! We signed McInnes last summer from Mansfield, he cost us just £35k back this time last year. We've sold him on this summer for a big profit, seeing him go to Motherwell for £750k. This allowed us a bit more room in the transfer market and has seen me bring in no less than six new players all on permanent deals as well. Benkassou will be our new midfielder to replace the outgoing McInnes.

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Now we're beginning to sign 'better quality' players I feel its only fair to show you the player stats that join the club each transfer window. Per Olsen should be our new number one, the Danish keeper is a touch up from our previous goalkeepers at the club. Then I've strengthened every position, with a variety of 'quality' players joining the club this season hopefully helping us stay up this summer.

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I feel I've strengthened the squad well this summer, bringing in better players in each person and this now sees us have a strong first eleven at least. However our squad is a little thin on the ground this year, especially compared to how packed we've been over the previous years. However this could see us keep players happier and hopefully they can improve whilst they're here.

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A very mixed summer on the pitch, I'm just hoping its the squad taking time to gel. Surviving this season will be very hard, I thought there were some big teams in League One last season, there are huge teams in the Championship with us. We'll need to beat the teams around the bottom end this year and nick the odd point here and there against the bigger sides if we are to survive.

Next Update: London City FC - August 2028
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
How are you doing the screenshots? Just wondering because the skin I use doesn't come out well windowed so much...but I am considering going to windowed mode and using grabilla to do the screenshots for my stuff.
Nice to see you get beat so comfortably by the mighty Chester

Seriously though, good luck in the Championship. It won't be an easy division to get out of since there are so many teams trying to get into the top division - but you've got a good team this year and who's to say you can't upset the odds again?
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I play in windows mode anyway @Samirah and just screenshot by pressing alt +f9 then editing these in paint before uploading via imgur. Hope that helps.

Thought i'd let them have a win in pre season @lolmappo it'll be very tough to get out of this division indeed.
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London City FC - August 2028

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Here we go then, another 'first ever' as it is our first ever season in the Sky Bet Championship, meaning at the end of the season we will record another new best finish, just hope we can do it outside the relegation zone. This season will be one of the hardest we've faced to date but suvivial is our aim. Seven games to kick off the season.

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A lot of red dots on the board but I guess its to be expected this season. We narrowly lost our opening game in the Championship against Bristol City, we went one up through an own goal before falling two one down. The host had a man sent off, we pressed but couldn't find an equaliser. A trip to Ebbsfleet in the EFL Cup First Round saw us progress with a one nil win. And then came our first ever Championship win, a two one victory over Cardiff as Oliveira and Borukov both netted our goals. A run of red dots came though, narrowly losing out at home to Blackburn one nil before early league leaders Crystal Palace beat us four nil Premier League side Everton knocked us out the EFL Cup in the Second Round as they beat us three one at Goodison Park, Oliveira with out only goal. Then Hull beat us two one to end the month, Oliveira gave us the lead.

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We're down in twenty third after the opening month of Sky Bet Championship action. Five games into the league season we've picked up three points so far and sit second bottom of the league and only Rotherham have started the season worse than us with two points from their opening five games, it could will be a very long season indeed.

Next Update: London City FC - September 2028
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
You won a match in the Championship = survival at the end of the season.

Seriously though, this season was always going to be a tough one and there's probably a reason why you're (more than likely) predicted to finish bottom of the table, the last two seasons you have massively overachieved. I'm sure you would be over the moon with a twenty first placed finish this season.
We are indeed predicted to finish bottom @Shedender and it'l be very tough to stay up this year and results are proving that.
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London City FC - September 2028

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After seeing so many red dots in August I was hoping we could move into September and push on a bit, maybe build a few orange and green ones into our results list. We were out the EFL Cup so could focus solely on league football at this stage. Once again we have six games this month all in the league, could we start to build some points up.

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Well, a couple more wins this season but still more defeats slipping in, they're narrow league defeats though. We began the month very well with a two one win over Middlesbrough, for once racing into the lead, two nil through Smith and Borukov before conceding second half. Three defeats followed, a heavy home defeat against Huddersfield saw us lose four two. Two away games saw us lose one nil to Leeds and Bournemouth. We beat Lincoln at home one nil, through Oliveira, a much needed win over them before losing two nil at home against Millwall.

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Twenty second in the league, nine points on the board after eleven games, I thought I had strengthened the side well this summer, but clearly not well enough. We're embroiled into this relegation battle and will be for the whole season I feel. We need to make sure we're picking the points up against these teams around us in the league this season.

Next Update: London City FC - October 2028
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 2028

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Into October in what will be our most difficult season as a founded football club for sure. We're struggling to get going here, struggling to get points and that in turn is seeing us struggle to fight relegation. However we're not bottom, yet, and I hope we can keep fighting all the way this season and show some of that spirit we had for back to back promotions. A quiet October now due to the league suspending fixtures for International matches, we played just four games.

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Well, that looks a little better, but its just the one win this month and one defeat as we picked up back to back draws to kick off the month. A goalless draw against Fulham at home was a well earned point before we traveled to Derby and drew two all, Borukov and O'Loughlin netted each time we went a goal behind. We lost heavily to promotion chasing Mansfield, they're looking for a third straight promotion before shocking second place Doncaster and winning four two. Johnston, O'Loughlin, Smith and Oliveira netting our goals.

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Well, we have climbed a little bit that month and just as well as both Cardiff and Sheffield United move on to double figures as well as Preston. A big month down the bottom end of the table and the four of us are now separated by just four points. There is also only a three point gap to eighteenth place Norwich, we need to keep a reasonable gap behind these teams just ahead of us if we don't improve form it could be close come the end of the season.

Next Update: London City FC - November 2028
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
After the rate of that rise it's inevitable that you'd hit a brick wall somewhere, at least you'd already got to the Championship by now.

Fantastic work, it's still very close at the bottom so you'll be out of there with a couple of straight wins.

KUTGW
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I'll see you
Thanks for the comment @Eric Portapotty I appreciate it! It is inevitable we'll struggle this season but as you say, a couple wins on the bounce and we're clear. Just need that to happen.
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London City FC - November 2028

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The penultimate month of 2028 is here and we're still fighting this season. If we go down at the end of the season it'll be kicking and screaming thats for sure. The club could do without going down however unless we pull out a couple of strong results, we could see ourselves facing that drop. Just three games awaited us in November, a couple wins from those and things would look a little more rosey for us thats for sure.

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Two more defeats but one more victory on the board for us. Our only home game of the month saw us well beaten by Brentford, they ran out three nil winners come full time. A trip to fellow strugglers Ipswich saw us win two one. Smith gave us the lead before half time. Ipswich struck one back but we held strong and Borukov fired us to an important three points. Finally we blew the lead twice against Barnsley, Oliveira netting both goals to put us ahead but we succumbed to a three two defeat.

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We're twenty first, still fighting for our lives and survival this year as we're approaching the half way stage of the season. Good news is the win has brought the table closer now with three points separating us from twentieth place Ipswich whilst five points separate us from sixteenth place Middlesbrough. We have a big month next month, playing Preston and Sheffield United.

Next Update: London City FC - December 2028
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
**The main reason I've come back to the careers section is because I'm undergoing an ACL (knee) operation Friday, will be off work and sat around doing nothing for the next 2 or 3 weeks, so will be smashing through the seasons.

Well its been just over four weeks since my operation and about five weeks since starting this career. All that time off has amassed into over 12 enjoyable seasons here at London City FC. The story is obviously going to continue, however the updates may be at a slightly lesser rate, I still want to aim for a season or two completed a week. Thank you everyone for reading and commenting over the time of this career to date. You're helping motivation and helping the career become what it is.
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London City FC - December 2028

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Another year is coming to a close as we head into the festive month of December, a bit of snow on the ground but hopefully the players and heated up ready to continue this fierce fight we're in trying to avoid relegation. A busier month than we've had of late as we face seven league games and some big six pointers as we face a lot of teams around us this month.

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A home game to kick the month off, a six pointer against Preston which we narrowly saw out and took all three points thanks to another Oliveira brace, hes really proving to be a big signing for us this season. We then traveled to fellow strugglers Sheffield United, beating them two nil for our first back to back wins this season, Ali and Benkassou netting. Three defeats followed losing heavily five one away at Norwich, three one at home to QPR and two one at home against Rotherham. Remaining at home we picked up a more than creditable draw against promotion chasing Bristol City after Smith gave us the lead. The month ended sensationally as we jumped Cardiff with a superb six two victory. Oliveira netted a brace within five minutes, Smith also had a brace as there was also a single goal for both O'Loughlin and Benkassou.

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We're out the dropzone! I doubt it'll last too long, we had an 'easier' month on paper this month as we faced so many teams around us and luckily we came up with some strong results. We're currently up in twentieth place, still only two points off the drop zone though which is occupied by Cardiff, Ipswich and in my eyes the relegation bound Sheffield United who just can't kickstart their season. Lincoln are up in sixteenth following their promotion last season and Mansfield are in thirteenth, both doing better than us at this stage.

Next Update: London City FC - January 2029
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 - January 2029

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Here we go, into the New Year once again as we head into January with us fighting against relegation this season. Its a close battle but we're going to continue all the way to the end. The FA Cup begins this season for us as we enter the third round of the competition whilst we also faced four league games over January, could we kick the calendar year off on the right foot.

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Another month that started very brightly and then slowly filtered out by the end. A trip to Blackburn saw us start with a win, Shaw netted eleven minutes after the break to secure a one nil win. We then welcomed League One side Sunderland in the FA Cup Third Round with O'Loughlin netting along with a brace from Borukov securing a three two victory. Three more home games followed on the bounce, losing two of those as Crystal Palace beat us two nil and Middlesbrough beat us one nil We drew with fellow Championship side Bristol City, coming back from two down to draw two all in the FA Cup Fourth Round, a replay is on the cards. We ended the month on another sour note, losing two nil against Hull.

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Still outside the relegation zone but only by the skins of our teeth. We sit above Ipswich, not even on goal difference but on goals scored. The drop zone is tight, bar Sheffield United who seem all but down this season. Above us is just as tight with only five points separating us from Leeds United in fourteenth place. A good month could really see us move forward in our survival fight.

Next Update: London City FC - February 2029
New save coming for FM20...:- Heartbreak, misery, but hope on the horizon... https://i.imgur.com/vyxFXJL.png?1
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