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London City FC - October 2030

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This month I turned thirty nine, wow we've progressed along the years. But with us competing for a playoff spot again in the Championship this season thins were looking very rosey. It was looking even better that we were in the Fourth Round of the EFL Cup for only our second ever time. Could we continue our good league form and close the gap up on the league leaders to date.

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Would you look at that form! What a sensational run picking up win after win throughout October. It would be a perfect birthday present to kick star the month with a two nil home victory over Barnsley. Schepens and Oliveira netting after twenty minutes to guide us to the points. And points kept coming as we played bottom end of the table sides. A three two win against Ipswich away was followed up by a narrow one nil win at home against Mansfield through Oliveira. Back to back clean sheets and our third in four games as we beat MK Dons two nil before returning home for our final league game which saw us beat Fulham two one. Oliveira netting his fifth in as many league games whilst O'Loughlin netted the winner. We crashed out the EFL Cup in extra time of the Fourth Round against Premier League side Swansea, a 107th minute goal knocking us out.

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That brilliant run of form which has seen us win our last eight league games on the bounce sees us shoot up the table and sit in second place. Everton now lead the way and are a single point above us in second place. We then open a bit of a gap as we sit six points clear of Burnley in third and Rotherham in fourth. Hopefully a couple more good months can see us aiming for automatic promotion this season around.

Next Update: London City FC - November 2030
Absolutely awesome job! Now I need to get back to my game this week, since I was out of town at a convention this past weekend.
Thanks @Samirah hows your save going?
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London City FC - November 2030

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The month of the mustache, November is here and we go into the penultimate month of the year in some absolute fantastic form as we have won our last eight league games on the bounce. Could we continue that kind of form throughout November as we face four more league games. No EFL Cup games left this season after Swansea knocked us our at the end of October.

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Not a bad month again, we extended our unbeaten run to eleven if I'm correct but finally fell to a league defeat come the end of the month. A trip to Preston saw us grab a two one victory. Goals either side of the break from Kigbu and O'Loughlin saw us two up before conceding late on two record a ninth straight win. Brentford stopped our winning run as we drew nil nil at home. At Wigan we won one nil as Oliveira struck but the unbeaten run came to an end as Millwall beat us two one at the end of November.

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As you can see, we have been top of the Championship however the defeat at the end of the month has seen Everton close the small gap and move back ahead of us. They sit top after eighteen games with forty points on the board whilst we're in second with thirty nine. We now have a six point gap over the chasing pack in the playoff spots. Just ten points separate the top ten teams at this stage of the season so we're not getting carried away any time soon.

Next Update: London City FC - December 2030
quite a lot of current EPL team plying their trade in Championship. Some notable names such as Everton, Palace, West Brom..

what is the list of teams playing in EPL in your current save now?
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There sure are @Zinedine Zaiddin as for the current Prem teams they are as follows: Arsenal, Chelsea, Derby, Huddersfield, Leicester, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Nottingham Forest, Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton, Stoke, Swansea, Tottenahm, Watford, West Ham and Wolves
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London City FC - December 2030

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Here we go again then, the final month of 2030, the festivities of the snowy month indeed. We could go into both Christmas and the New Year on top of the pile at the Championship if we could hold our nerve through this month. We have six games throughout December and have been playing very well especially as of late. A few more good months and we could see ourselves confirmed promoted within a couple a months time.

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Not too bad a month really when you see the teams we played, four of them have been in the Premier League over the last three or four years as well. We beat relegated Bristol City three two to kick start the month, they're not having the best return to the Championship. O'Loughlin and McGregor netting before the break before Oliveira netted int he second half. Cardiff beat us at home two one as we seem to be struggle at home as of late. We traveled to Crystal Paace and beat them two one, again Oliveira and O'Loughlin both on target for us before drawing nil nil to QPR, who we will face in the FA Cup Third Round in January. League leaders Everton beat us one nil at Goodison Park before we beat Rotehrham to end the calander year one nil, Oliveira netting.

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Despite a couple losses creeping into our game, including a defeat against league leaders Everton we still sit second in the Championship and till have our eyes set on promotion this year around. We trail the league leaders by just two points and a plus five goal difference which isn't too bad just over half way through the league season. We've then opened up a eight point gap over third and fourth place Brentford and Millwall. Its now eleven point separating the top seven teams as we're starting to break away.

Next Update: London City FC - January 2031
Keep up the great work! As for my save, despite my initial reluctance, my AFC Wimbledon squad look poised to at least finish in the automatic promotion spots to the Premier League my first season up. So that will be interesting to see. And it looks like your boys have the same idea.
Season's looking good, @Dan! Extended that gap to the play-offs ever so slightly in December.
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London City FC - January 2031

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January 2031 and we're second in the Championship as we head into the New Year. Its been a steady, tough, ride for London City FC over the years but we're now just four or five months away from potentially gracing the top tier of English football, if we can hold our nerve this time around following our playoff misery last year. January also sees the FA Cup begin as we look to try and force a run in that competition as well.

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I'm not sure what went on in our first two Championship matches of January, thankfully we regained form to finish it better than we started it but they are heavy defeats. Bournemouth beat us four one at home before we knocked out fellow Championship side QPR out the FA Cup Third Round with Oliveira netting and Schepens hitting a brace. West Brom then upset the applecart as they stuffed us five one we just had no response. Thankfully back at home we finished the month well as Oliveira netted a brace in a two one win over Birmingham and a hatrick against Norwich who we beat five one, Schepens with the other two.

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We remain second in the league and still trail Everton by two points but a significant goal difference now may put us out the running for the title should it come down to goal difference come the end of the season. We need a couple of easier months, like we had near the start of the season to increase morale and get some constant wins on the board again.

Next Update: London City FC - February 2031
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London City FC - February 2031

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Into February and still sitting in contention not only for promotion but the league title too. Fun fact: every season we've won promotion, we've taken the title with us, never through the playoffs or automatic promotion spots. It would be amazing for us to do it again. But a lot of football is still to play with eighteen league games remaining heading into February, we'd play five of those this month as well as continue our FA Cup journey, all at least try to.

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A mixed month February turned out to be, six matches, two wins, two draws, two defeats, very mixed indeed. We began by crashing out the FA Cup in the Fourth Round as Premier League side Huddersfield welcomed us and beat us three nil. A trip to Leeds so us win two one, former United player Schepens opened the scoring, Oliveira closed it in injury time. Burnley beat us one nil. We then beat Aston Vilaa two nil as McGregor and Schepens netted. The month ended with back to back draws, two all at home against struggling Sunderland with Oliveira and Schepens netting again and a one all draw away at Barnsley with Oliveira netting our goal.

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Despite winning just twice in February we've moved to the top of the league and one point clear of Everton, is their collapse on the cards suddenly. But the up and down form has seen the chasing pack move in now. Brentford in third are just a further point behind now whilst Burnley and Millwall in fourth and fifth are only five points off us at the top of the pile. Twelve points seperating the top ten teams with thirteen league games to play. It'll be a tight, fun end to the season.

Next Update: London City FC - March 2031
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London City FC - March 2031

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We have just three months of competitive football to go now this season and we're edging closer and closer to that top tier now. Thirteen matches to play this season and another five of those are set to tumble away during March. We had an 'easier' month on paper throughout March with us facing a lot of sides down the bottom end of the table. We had five more matches this month as well as the usual youth intake rubbish.

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Again, a batch of nobobies who are always going to be nobodies and not make it. One day, one day we'll make a star!

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Five league matches in March, four league wins and just the one defeat, we beat all four teams near the bottom end just when we needed to as well! Welcoming Ipswich we won three one, three different scorers as McGregor, O'Loughlin and Schepens netting. We then smashed Mansfield, who, like us, are spending their third season up in the second tier of English football, five nil. Oliveira and McGregor both netting twice and Allen with a rare goal this season. Back at home we beat MK Dons two one as Boothe netted two first half penalties. Our only defeat saw us lose four one to playoff hunting Fulham before ending the month with a narrow three two win over Preston.

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We remain top of the pile and just a point clear of second place Everton too, we play them the final game of the season which could be..fun! Brentford pick up just four points this month which saw them slip from second to sixth as the rest of the teams in the playoffs improve their form. Fulham are now third but six points off us at the top with Burnley a further two points behind and another point further back are West Brom. Two months to go, eight games to play..

Next Update: London City FC - April 2031
Oh wow you're getting so close to the top flight. Bring it on home!
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London City FC - April 2031

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Season fifteen is now just eight games away from being completed now, eight matches away from seeing if we will be an English Premier League club next season. April would see us play six of the remaining eight games this month and it was time to see if we could secure it before our final two matches in May. We head into this month at the top of the table but just a point clear of Everton. The table is tight too...

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Once again it was a month of two wins, two draws and two defeats and a month of 'what could of been' it seems. Had we found a goal against Wigan or held the lead against Bristol City it could be so different. A defeat started the month, losing two nil against Brentford. We then drew nil nil against Wigan at home before traveling to Millwall and winning two one late on. O'Loughlin netted the winner in injury time. Back at home and we struggled again as we drew to Bristol City. We were one down but Oliveira and Benkassou bought us ahead however we couldn't hold on a dropped another two points. Traveling to Cardiff McGregor finally broke his goal drought when he struck a second half hatrick to see us win three two The month ended on a sour note though as we lost four nil to Crystal Palace.

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We lose our top spot as Everton take over the lead with just two league games remaining this season. They sit four points ahead of us now and it would seem its their title for the taking now. Brentford are back in the promotion race sitting third and just two points behind us whilst West Brom are a further two points behind whilst Fulham and Burnley are six points behind us and can still compete for an automatic promotion spot.

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Here is our final two games in May. We will travel to eighteenth place Rotherham who are safe from the drop this season and aren't playing for anything now, so expecting three points there. Before welcoming league leaders Everton in what could be a title decider to end the season. It will also be our last ever game here at our current home as next season we will move to our newly built stadium.

Next Update: London City FC - May 2031
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London City FC - May 2031

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Here we go then, two games remaining this season, two games to try and secure our spot in the English Premier League next season. A trip to Rotherham and then welcoming league leaders Everton would see us finish the fifteenth season as a club. We targetted four points in our final two games and thought that would be enough to secure promotion. Two wins could even see us pip Everton to the title if other results would go our way. Enough of the talking, time to see what happened on the pitch in May.

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Thats the way you end the season! Two matches and two wins on the board! We traveled to Rotherham who would finish in the bottom half, no threat of relegation and beat them one nil, Schepens striking in the fifty eighth minute to seal all three points. And we then went on to shock league leaders Everton two one in our final ever league game in this stadium before we move homes for next season. O'Loughling netted a superb brace either side of Evertons equaliser to guide us to all three points. Obviously two wins was enough for promotion, but would we take the league title with us...

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Unfortunately it wasn't enough for the league title, but we are promoted!! Everton take the league title after two years in the Championship as they won their first game in May to decide the title before we even went head to head as we end up second and automatically promoted to the top tier for the first time ever after three seasons in the Championship. A superb season for us and now we're finally hitting the top tier. Brentford, West Brom, Fulham and Burnley will all head to the playoffs to try and secure the third and final promotion spot this season. At the other end of the table it was relegation for MK Dons, Birmingham and Ipswich. Mansfield survive in the Championship for a third straight season.

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Some more good news to round the season off. With 1238 manager points I was named SkyBet Championship Manager of the Year, meaning I think I've taken the manager of the year title for every division on the way up now. We've also been handed, what for us, is a warchest of money for the summer. A whole eight million, seven hundred thousand pounds to spend on new players in the transfer window and have seen our wage budget almost tripled. We need to spend this money but we need to do it wisely to ensure we survive in the prem. I've also signed a new three year contract on nineteen thousand pounds per week.

Next Update: London City FC - 15 Year Review 1st June 2031
Awesome job!!! I can't believe how fast you move through seasons...maybe I'm just slow but dang.
Congrats!
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Excellent stuff.

Now for the assault on the top 4
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London City FC - 15 Year Review 1st June 2031

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Its that time again for a quick round up, fifteen years have now gone by and its been a pretty memorable rise to where we are now. From Vanarama National League relegation candidates to Championship promotion. Its been a very fun journey with tough times, very tough ones, but also some amazing days, months, seasons which has seen us become the club we are now. Anyway, a quick recap on where we started and where we are now.

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Here we go then, and starting right at the top, being predicted to finish 22nd in the Vanarama National League on the left to being predicted to finish 20th in the Premier League. We've moved from being semi professional to fully professional, a local club to a national reputation. From okay finances to secure and with an estimated value of twenty two thousand to sixty seven million pounds, admittedly now we carry a eighteen and a half million pound loan debt. We've moved stadium now for a third team, now at our own home of London City Stadium, a fourteen thousand, nine hundred seater stadium with adequate youth and training facilities.

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Next view is the trophy cabinet and the rise of the club through the leagues throughout the fifteen years. We've added four league titles to the trophy cabinet, the Vanarama National League South, Vanarama National League, Sky Bet League Two and Sky Bet League One titles whilst also scooping two FA Trophies back in the early years. Obviously only winning automatic promotion from the Championship we didn't take a trophy for that. And at the bottom you can see our steady climb through the leagues, spending four seasons in the Vanarama National League South and then four seasons in the Vanarama National League. Also took us four seasons to climb out of the Sky bet League Two whilst the following seasons saw us earn a surprise immediate promotion first season in the Sky bet League One. And after three seasons in the Championship, we're finally heading to the Premier League.

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I'm hoping our finances will begin to grow over the next five years if we can consolidate in the Premier League without facing relegation, which admittedly will be tough. We're five million in the black at the moment but haven't been paid out for the Championship season yet so expecting to head back to around five million in the black. You can see we have eight million to spend on transfers and one hundred and twenty five thousand pounds spare in the wages.

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And finally, my progress, as a manager that is and its been fun that's for sure, fifteen years in charge equates to five thousand, four hundred and forty eight days managing one club. I've scooped sixteen awards along the way from manager of the months to manager of the year. Overall I've now earned seven hundred and seventy five thousand pounds. We've bought in ten players, spending three point one million whilst selling three players equating to one point seven million. We've paid just over three million on agents and released ninety seven players over the years.

I've been in charge for seven hundred and eighty two games, winning three hundred and sixty eight of these (forty seven percent) whilst drawing one hundred and forty four and losing two hundred and seventy. Along the way we've scored one thousand two hundred and eighty six goals and conceded one thousand one hundred and seventy nine which has seen us equate a positive goal difference of one hundred and seven goals over the fifteen years. Two cup wins (FA Trophy x2) along with four league titles and five promotions.

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2016/2017: Vanarama National League South - 19th (49pts), FA Trophy - 1st Round
2017/2018: Vanarama National League South - 16th (49pts), FA Trophy - Third Qualifying Round, FA Cup - 1st Round
2018/2019: Vanarama National League South - 14th (58pts), FA Trophy - 1st Round, FA Cup - 1st Round
2019/2020: Vanarama National League South - 1st (73pts) http://i.imgur.com/xM6NRyn.png?1, FA Trophy - 1st Round, FA Cup - Second Qualifying Round
2020/2021: Vanarama National League - 7th (70pts), FA Trophy - 1st Round, FA Cup - 1st Round
2021/2022: Vanarama National League - 4th (78pts), Playoffs - Semi Final, FA Trophy - Winners http://i.imgur.com/xM6NRyn.png?1, FA Cup - Fourth Qualifying Round
2022/2023: Vanarama National League - 2nd (81pts),Playoffs - Runners Up, FA Trophy - 2nd Round, FA Cup - 3rd Round
2023/2024: Vanarama National League - 1st (88pts) http://i.imgur.com/xM6NRyn.png?1, FA Trophy - Winners http://i.imgur.com/xM6NRyn.png?1, FA Cup - 1st Round

2024/2025: Sky Bet League Two - 12th (64pts), Checkatrade Trophy - Group Stage, EFL Cup - 1st Round, FA Cup - 3rd Round
2025/2026: Sky Bet League Two - 6th (72pts),Playoffs - Runners Up, Checkatrade Trophy - Group Stage, EFL Cup - 2nd Round, FA Cup - 1st Round
2026/2027: Sky Bet League Two - 1st (86pts) http://i.imgur.com/xM6NRyn.png?1, Checkatrade Trophy - Group Stage, EFL Cup - 1st Round, FA Cup - 1st Round
2027/2028: Sky Bet League One - 1st (85pts) http://i.imgur.com/xM6NRyn.png?1, Checkatrade Trophy - South Quarter Final, EFL Cup - 1st Round, FA Cup - 5th Round
2028/2029: Sky Bet Championship - 14th (55pts), EFL Cup - 2nd Round, FA Cup - 4th Round
2029/2030: Sky Bet Championship - 6th (76pts), Playoffs - Runners Up, EFL Cup - 4th Round, FA Cup - 3rd Round
2030/2031: Sky Bet Championship - 2nd (89pts), EFL Cup - 4th Round, FA Cup - 4th Round


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London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2031

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Another summer passes by and I think its probably the longest summer I've played through, well it felt it at least as I wanted to make sure the transfer window was used as effectively as possible. Its important we use the money wisely and bring in the faces we need to. Premier League survival is vital for the club to continue growing! Here comes the usual round up of club news, transfers, a quick squad review and all the results from a busy summer on and off the pitch.

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We have completed our move to the 'London City Stadium' and this is now the third stadium we've been in over fifteen years. Currently the new stadium will hold fourteen thousand supporters, all seated whilst it has potential to reach twenty nine thousand eight hundred which isn't big enough for my ambitions so hopefully another stadium move a little longer into the future. And then we got the money message. This season will see us receive over ninety three million pounds through Premier League TV Rights. Can we have that money now!? Thats why Premier League survival is so important.

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The revolving door just span and span and span over the summer as players came and players left, a busy window indeed for once. A mixture of free transfers, loan deals and permanent transfers rounded off our busy summer. Two free transfers, four players in on loan whilst spending six and a half million pounds on five players who cot us a small fee but should be worth it. Brazilian goalkeeper Fuba joined us this summer but failed to get a work permit so has gone back out on loan immediately.

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Here are our twelve new faces, be it loanees or permanent deals they're all looking the part and should provide a wide competition for places at the moment. I wasn't originally going to over spend during the summer but in the end i needed to, to make sure the squad was up to the battle of surviving in the Premier League, the biggest league in the world.

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A squad, full of confidence, skill and potential ability should see us fight for our spot in the Premier League again come the end of the season. Plenty of talent to rotate the squad especially when we move into the midfield and attacking areas of the pitch. We are perhaps a bit short on the back line whilst having four goalkeepers in the first team, obviously ones out on loan and one I'm trying to sell.

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A busy but perfect summer on the pitch saw us go undefeated. We didn't play that many bigger teams come the end of the summer but back at the start we were pretty good against a couple of bigger teams in the likes of Atletico Nacional and AS Saint-Etienne. If we can produce a couple stirling displays like that in the league this season we'll be okay.

Next Update: London City FC - August 2031
Told you you'd go up! Looks like you've got a nice team for your first season in the Premier League, I think you'll comfortably stay in the division. Shame about Fuba btw, he looks like a quality keeper
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Busy window indeed! Intrigued to see how you get on in the Premier League. Wishing you luck!
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Wow that turned out to be a busy transfer window although I suppose being a Premier League club you needed to be busy to attempt to avoid automatic relegation. Good luck.
Fuba does look a solid keeper @lolmappo just a shame we can't use him at this stage as he was a big part of our survival hopes.

Thanks @r96Skinner needed a busy window.

Indeed it did @Shedender but naturally it had to be.
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London City FC - August 2031

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Our first ever season in the top division of English football, our first ever season in the English Premier League! It was a very busy summer we went through as the revolving transfer door just span and span and span. However thats now come to an end and we've began our first month in the top flight ever as well as beginning another EFL Campaign. Could we get any points on the board early on.

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Superb news for the season tickets. We've sold over ten thousand more than we did last year. The glory hunters and rocking in and we're beginning to make a name for ourselves and finally get London City FC recognised on the map.

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A tough start to life in the top division however it was always going to be the case. Especially after our opening month saw us travel to Chelsea and welcome Liverpool, not the kindest of fixture sets to get us started. We welcomed Watford for not only our first ever Premier League game, but our first in the new stadium. McGregor put us ahead however a second half equaliser saw us settling for a single point. A trip to Chelsea saw us expectedly lose and heavily, five nil. Back at home we grabbed a draw against Liverpool, two all. We were behind early before an own goal leveled things. McGregor fired us ahead just before the break however Liverpool soon equalised, we held on. It took extra time however we finally got past League One side Colchester in the EFL Cup Second Round. Robin netting twice and Dunn striking the winner two minutes before a potential penalty shootout. Finally ending our first month here with an away defeat against Huddersfield with Oliveira netting our goal.

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We're not bottom....yet! We sit eighteenth after the opening month having picked up two points from our opening four matches to dates. We're one of four teams yet to pick up a win this season as Tottenham in sixteenth, Stoke in nineteenth and Watford in twentieth are the other three. Everton seem to have flown back to the top flight and are sitting high in the table, need the likes of West Brom, Sheffield Wednesday and Forest to slip towards us and take points from those.

Next Update: London City FC - September 2031
You actually did it you absolute madman.

I'm sorry for having ever doubted you on this.
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I'll see you
I doubted myself many of times @Eric Portapotty. Next stop, European football eventually!
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London City FC - September 2031

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Following on from a very tough start to the league season which saw us face both Chelsea and Liverpool whilst picking up just two points from our opening four points. September wasn't going to get any better as we faced Arsenal and Manchester United in back to back games, the Premier League is really testing us. However we also have our EFL Cup run to try and continue with a home game against Newcastle.

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Another month without a win in the league but more EFL Cup progression and one more point on the board in the league. We traveled to Arsenal and lost out five three as our goals came from McGregor, Allen and Oliveira, was good to see we scored three against such a big side. We then welcomed Man United and lost two nil. The EFL Cup sees us progress to Round Four with a three one win over Newcastle. McGregor, Gomez and Oliveira netting with all three goals in the space of eight minutes. We ended the month with McGregor bringing us back from behind twice to beat Sheffield Wednesday, his second in the ninetieth minute.

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Now we're bottom of the table and you'd expect that with us having just three points on the board from the opening seven matches. However we've had a strong team run with us facing Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Man United and during October we'll face Man City and then Spurs, thats some run for a newly promoted side. Then hopefully we can begin to find some points from some of the smaller big sides in this division. Luckily the likes of Stoke, Swansea, West Brom, Newcastle and even Spurs aren't running away from us points wise at this stage.

Next Update: London City FC - October 2031
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London City FC - October 2031

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Come the end of October we would of played whats currently known as the 'big six' in the English Premier League, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man United, Arsenal, Man City and Spurs as we faced the latter two in the list this month back to back. We had to play them at some point, just annoying we've been overloaded with them all near the start. However this month we'd also face struggling West Brom and Leicester in the EFL Cup Fourth Round.

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Just the one defeat in October which is very good and definitely a step forward when you consider we picked up a point against Manchester City at home. And that game, to kick the season off was frustrating. We went two nil up with McGregor netting a first half brace. But we bottled a two goal lead, conceding twice in the last ten minutes to end two a piece, still a strong point. We also blew the lead against Spurs as we were one up at half time through Oliveira. But ended up losing three one. As we welcomed West Brom it was vitally important we took all three points and that we did. Gomez struck first whilst Erkenbrecher netted a brace in seven minutes to guide us to the win. We ended October with an away trip to Leicester were we won three two in the EFL Cup Fourth Round, a surprising win. Erkenbrecher netted again with Gomez and Robin striking in the second half, the latter three minutes from time to avoid Extra Time and send us into our first ever EFL Cup Quarter Final.

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And we're back out of the drop zone, on goal difference currently as West Brom slip under us following our win. We have a game in hand on a couple sides above us but can only over take Sheffield Wednesday depending on their result. Our next match is against Stoke which will be seen for us as a must win, a side who have failed to win a match so far this season.

Next Update: London City FC - November 2031
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London City FC - November 2031

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Into the penultimate month of the calendar year as 2031 is coming to a close slowly. We've already faced the 'top six' teams as they're known currently so for the next couple months we should stand a bit more of a chance to get some points on the board. We're just outside the relegation zone as we head into November and four more league matches await us, could we continue to stay outside the relegation zone come the end of November...

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Two wins, two defeats, six points from a possible twelve, and I'm pretty happy about that I think. We traveled to Stoke to open the month and it was three wins on the bounce for us, two wins on the bounce in the prem as we beat Stoke three two. Erkenbrecher is finding form with a goal, Dunn and McGregor also on target to guide us to a narrow win. We welcomed 2016 Premier League champions Leicester and lost two nil, before losing three one to Everton who are flying following promotion last season, they beat us three one. Finally ending the month the a home win over Reading. A three one victory with all three of our goals coming in the opening twenty minutes, McGregor struck a brace whilst Schepens also found the back of the net.

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The win over Reading sees us move up to sixteenth as we jump Sheffield Wednesday and now move two points clear of the drop zone. We still need to play Swansea next month as well which could really help us if we make the most of it. Chelsea are running away with it at the top, ten points clear of Man United and West Ham in third.

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And we're hitting another big milestone. My 800th game as manager will come with my first game in December when we face Everton in the EFL Cup Quarter Final. A winnable tie in my eyes if we're at our best but obviously they've already beat us once this season so it will be tough.

Next Update: London City FC - December 2031
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London City FC - December 2031

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December is here and so is the halfway stage of our first ever season in the Premier League. We've coped with the league well to date with us narrowly outside the drop zone and in the EFL Cup Quarter Finals against Everton. A very busy winter month was on the cards for us, we faced a busy seven matches, with six of those in the league and one in the cup. Could we end the calendar year on a high.

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No draws throughout December however three wins were recorded over the month, two of those from our six league games. It was a tough run but we picked up a couple of vital wins. First up we welcomed Everton in the EFL Cup Quarter Final and beat them thanks to a couple late goals. Gomez originally put us ahead, it was level just after the break before Johnston and Schepens struck in the final five minutes to send us to the Semi Finals. A London derby saw us lose four nil against West Ham before returning home to beat Newcastle two one, an own goal and a Schepens strike in the opening five minutes saw us race two up. Another couple loses followed as we faced three away trips on the bounce, firstly narrowly losing three two against Southampton, McGregor and Kigbu our scorers before Watford beat us four one, Samuel netting our goal. We needed to beat Swansea and did in Wales, O'Loughlin netting a brace while Schepens also found the target. The calendar year ended with a heavy four two defeat against Nottingham Forest, we were poor in the first half and three nil down. Erkenbrecher and Johnston netted in the second half but it wasn't enough.

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So we're now over halfway through our first ever Premier League season and sit sixteenth after twenty league games, picking up nineteen points today, just short of averaging a point a gap. Our goal difference is minus twenty, the third worse in the league but at this stage it doesn't matter as we're three points above the drop zone.

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Things could be about to get interesting, another chairman could be on his way out, he is currently our second but now looking to sale. We've got a consortium interested, being led by a 'former player' whilst there is also a bigger bit of news, a tycoon investor is also interested who would pump large money into the club. I wouldn't turn it down after fifteen years of struggle!

Next Update: London City FC - January 2032
Remember a few seasons ago when it looked as though you could get relegated from the Championship, but managed to comfortably stay up in the end? Maybe that'll happen again

Also it's interesting to see Nottingham Forest up there in 5th...
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Was always going to be tough but not looking too bad so far. With any luck it shall continue.
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