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I do not have time for a full season , developing youngsters from scratch etc so seeing how long I can last as England Manager. Aim is to try and play every nation at least once so look out for some odd Friendly requests.

Manager Nation England Seasons 2
Discussion
I have gone for 4-2-3-1 wing play . Balanced vs top sides and attacking for the weaker nations. Ranked 6th in the World.

I am 24 yrs old with an International Pedigree to start the game but no management experience.

Opener is Euro Int League away to Croatia.

Croatia 0 v England 3 ... spurs duo Alli (2) and Kane see us win surprisingly easily. Sancho gets his debut.

Now ranked 5th

England 8 v Anguilla 0 .. Kane gets 4 and Sancho his first goal .Henderson His first goal on his 46th appearance.
England 3 v Spain 1 ... Cook get his first goal and Kane has 3 game scoring streak.
England 3 v Croatia 0 . Cook gets another but Kane fails .Maddison & Grealish make debuts.
Now ranked 4th .

Last time I did Bath and England save I couldn’t keep a clean sheet ... this time with same formation I have 3/4.

Should not have said about the clean sheets

Spain 3 v England 2 .. 2 up at half time but totally outplayed after that ... only good news is we top the group.
England 11 v British Virgin Islands 0... as expected with 200 places between them in the rankings but another country off my play everyone list
Gunn made his debut and Grealish his first goal.

Euro Groups drawn starting March 2019
England ( 4th in World) , Albania (65) Austria (21) Georgia (88) and Ireland (27)
Only regret was next group had Wales & Scotland which would have almost been like and old Home Nations Comp.

Germany drawn in a Euro League Semi Finals ... greyed out team so no scouting them first.

7th March 2019 in game ... invited to interview to manage Everton who are 14th in Prem League after 29 games... but overlooked for Mircea Lucescu.

England 3 v Ireland 0 .. comfortable against 10 men. Declan Rice makes his debut after late call up ( lost Maddison & Barkley)
Goal machine Henderson scores again😂

Austria 1 v England 1 .. held by an screamer of an equaliser .. just didn’t take our chances.

Semi Final .. Germany 1 v England 3 (aet) .. Trailing until late when a red card changed the game. Winks debut. Maddison gets debut goal. Team stripped by me of u21’s for their Euro Tournament which having lost my U21 mgr I am running.

Germany come 3rd with a 10 man win over Italy.

Applied for Man Utd job but do not get an interview.

Belgium away in the Final.

Winners ... Rashford with only moment of quality in a drab match🏆

Next U21 with opener against Russia.. Won 4-2 with my Senior team members Trent A-Arnold and Sancho being key.
However the win does not count on my manager stats so that answers that question.
Draw with Germany .Beat Poland but lose semi final to France after Skipp early Red ..Mbappe just too good.

Last Friendly of 18/19 Season ... SAN Marino 0 v England 11 .. Wilson debut in 2nd half. Winks first goal.

In summary Won 9 Drew 1 Lost 1 . Won a Trophy. Good First Season.



Good luck! Nice little win over Spain there, but the Caribbean has taken a bit of a hammering away from home...
My Careers:
FM15 | FM16 | FM17a | FM17b | FM19a | FM19b | FM19c
FM20I: Trip to: United States (w/ Cincinnati) https://i.imgur.com/FQLsK4I.png / II: Earth Trip https://i.imgur.com/WvSK16U.png (journeyman)
Season 2

After a decent first season I look at a Squad with an avg age of 23 and don’t think I will be changing many , bar any injuries.

The squad lacks cover if I lose Henderson or Cook with most midfielders having poor tackling or in the case or Rice or Dier being a deep DM which is not the set up I have ..Cook ( DLP) and Henderson (BBM)

6/9/19 - England 5 v Albania 0 ... Rashford on a five goal scoring streak.
9/9/19 - Georgia 1 v England 3 ... Streak over but goal machine Henderson has his 4th Int goal
10/10/19 Ireland 0 v England 4 ...Goal Machine Henderson now has 6 in last 9 internationals. Gomez gets his first goal.
15/10 England 4 v Austria 2 .. struggled again against them but a saved penalty saw us home. Henderson & Gomez score again as Top Spot and qualification is gained.
In other matches France win 20-0 against SAN Marino ( Lemar gets 7 ) and Ronaldo is up to 103 Int goals.

Looking at SAN Marino they have conceded 11 twice to Denmark and 7 against N.Ireland in their qualifying.

My First Choice Squad is Pickford,Trippier,Bertrand,Stones,Gomez,Cook,Henderson , Alli,Rashford,Kane,Sterling.

18/11 Albania 1 v England 2 ... late and not entirely justified winner ... Shaw sets up both Sterling goals from set pieces.
19/11 England 4 v Georgia 0 ... Brought back Sancho and Trent AA ( his First goal) both score in easy win.

World Ranking ... still 4th but Brazil have taken over from Belgium at the Top.

Lots of club jobs in Dec available ... missed out on Rochdale as job closed but have been interviewed by Relegation strugglers Southampton ... On Christmas Day !

After losing their next match to be 18th after 20 games ... Saints offer a 2 year deal.

19th at kick off and the squad in review are missing key areas .. no Redmond and no obvious attacking threats down the right. Defence ok but centrally no pace.

First up 7th placed Newcastle away but they are on a poor run.

Armstrong scores after 27 seconds but have to settle for a point .. 3 times hit the woodwork .

Transfers ... bid for Patrick Roberts at 7mill accepted and will be looking for more of the U21 squad to energise this team
Bid for Smalling , Da Silva , Oxlade-Chamberlain, Skipp .. both smalling and the ox are on the transfer list ... and cost 50 mill to sign ( Budget was 89m)

Dragovic wanted and sold to Brighton
Carrillo to Monaco.
Clasie already agreed to move to Nantes before I arrived.

Fa Cup against Newport next up to try and get some winning confidence back in the team. The ox and Smalling enjoy goal scoring debuts in a 3 nil win.

Some odd players for sale apart from Smalling & the Ox ..I have picked up Drinkwater ( no surprise ) and Trippier who was. Roberts completes my business whilst all but Armstrong who are unhappy have been moved out.

Home to Everton next and still 19th so need a boost.

Change of formation to 4-3-3 with the new signings and make us a bit tighter in midfield.

Ox double , Roberts on debut and even a sub pays off with Lemina scoring .. 4-2 ... not exactly tight but the new signings will have to gel. 7 without a win before and out of the drop zone. Villa/Saints/Fulham 17 pts .. Leeds/Brentford 15pts and Watford 11pts but bottom 3 have a game in hand.

Top of the Table Spurs away and I lose 4 players in the run up ... oddly enough I go down 4-2 but still one place above the drop zone.

FA Cup again against Derby ... 2 back and Trippier cup tied. Easy win and Bournemouth next.

Chelsea at home is the best we have played 4 up at HT .. my jibes about too many foreigners seems to have worked ..there best rating is 6.5 down to 5.5 ... I’ll take points anyway I can.

Draw- Bournemouth/ win - Burnley/ win - Lecicester & win Brentford in the league follow . Bournemouth who also knock us out in the FA Cup aet during these league results. Takes us up to 14th above Burnley & Brentford ( both had a man sent off) ..Leicester was due to playing them right after their Extra Time League Cup triumph over Man U in the final. 28 games down and 30 pts.

Hammered away at City affecting morale b4 the relegation double headers with Watford & Villa.

Somehow draw with Watford despite a classic FM goalie error passing to Ings and one of their defenders rating at 4.7.

Villa away sees us move up to 12th after 31 games ( Spurs 9pts clear at the Top) and 10 clear of the drop zone.

England Duty ..Eritrea & Latvia. Brought in a number of Saints players to boost their confidence and reflect my bias towards signing Saints players. Alli withdrawn from squad by Spurs. Foden gets his first call up.

England 8 v Eritrea 0 . 7 up at half time so a bit disappointed by second half. Shaw & Roberts on debut with their first goals. Wilson gets his first and goes on for a Hat Trick. Foden makes his debut.

Latvia 1 v England 4 ... Dull performance .. too many complacent which makes me laugh when they are getting a chance in national side after media Inbox messages pushing their claims.

My other favourite media was being criticised for being Saints biased ( true as trying to build that team around England players) but the next Inbox message says I should have picked a Saints players I did not add ( Ings).

Blew a 2 nil to draw with Arsenal then an easy win over rock bottom Fulham ... 12th and almost safe with 5 games left.

2020 Euro Group drawer .. England (4th World Ranked ) Swiss (14) Sweden (16) Scotland (32)

Our chance to spoil Liverpool’s bid for the title ... Ox and Ings before Virgil pull ones back and its 2 all after 13 mins. Ox again and its 3 -2 HT. Certainly a first half for the players haunting their old clubs.
Smalling sent off on the hour and my lack of a Centre Half on the bench haunts me.
15 seconds left ... 3-3. Where was VAR to save me as it did Arsenal.
Hammered at home to the Hammers ... hating VAR now
Love VAR .. 2 down at Utd .. fight back and then 2 disallowed goals for Utd in last 5 mins.
Relegation avoided ✌️
Easy win over Wolves ...12th with one game to go.
Spurs win the league after Burnley save themselves from relegation beating title chasing Liverpool.
Finish with a draw and 12th Place Won 10 Drew 7 Lost 4

Now to review the 16 on loan and move out at least 4 on the first team squad.... going to look at which young English players are available.

Euro League draw gives me Germany (10)& Iceland (35)

Back to the International scene ... picking a 23... touch and go if Henderson back from his broken leg.

Henderson made it back but Gunn & Maguire miss out through injury.

I ignore the Europeans teams put to me for friendlies and pick Sao Tome for a goal scoring morale boost ... 14 nil does the trick.

Euro Championship -Opening Round

Bosnia beat Belgium 4-3

Rashford hits 5 in a 7-0 win over Scotland ... my favourite FM moment in sometime.
Sterling rescues a point .. poor performance and trailing for most the the game... 1-1.
Better 2nd half sees a 3-1 win over Switzerland

Qualification achieved and season ends with this new format.

Portugal failed to qualify plus Scotland & Wales and 5 others.

Premier League ...Transfers of note

Mbappe signed by City for 153mill. ....... I pick up a disgruntled Demarai Gray for 3.9mill plus too U16s

Watford being relegated opens up the chance to raid some English players ... Chalobah signs

















Season 3 20/21

Transfers from 24th June 2020

Will Hughes joins from Watford

Lascelles signed from Arsenal for 11m .. picking up cheap unhappy English talent.


England.

27/6/20 Iceland v England carries forward the Euro championship tournament with Henderson suspended. Iceland are home team at the neutral venue of Wembley . Narrow 2-1 win

3/7/20 QF .. Holland v England to be played in Russia. 3-0 but only after VAR pen for the Dutch turned down when they were on top. Greater fitness of not playing too many pre tournament friendlies helped.
Somehow Belgium are still in it despite only 1 win in the groups and a penalty win over Sweden.
Old foes Spain await after there 118 min winner over Belgium. Italy knock out the annoying greyed out Germans to meet Goal machines France.
No Shaw for me .. no Busquets for Spain.
An injured Sterling scores as I go to sub him .. 2 up at half time and 4 nil by the end as the counter attack pays off.

Final will be France whose 10 men one aet .. hopefully they are going to suffer from tiredness in the final as Lemar and Mbappe are scoring for fun.

Matuidi suspended, Mbappe injured....Must be my final .

19 mins gone and France down to 10 ... from the free kick a VAR pen and don’t look back.
4-1 with goal machine Henderson scoring again.
11 yellows and 1 red ... always seem to get lots of cards when I play France on any of my saves.

22/7/20

Match day Income & Revenue... Title Winners Spurs Top ... we are 12th ... exactly where we finished. Chelsea and Newcastle matched with most teams within a place of that listing.

Betting odds are in ... Fav Man City 2-1 ... we get 45-1 with 20-1 to go down.... Bookies Predict 9th.

Betting Top Scorer .. Kane then Jesus ... oddly then Gomez(wolves) and Ings ( Saints) ahead of Rashford .

First Team squad trimmed to 23 after losing 13 players and looking to trim some more U23s.

Burnley have signed 10 ... we have 7 to make us 4th highest.

August 2020

3 wins and a late Utd equaliser sees 4 games and 10 pts ... Top but only because City have played 3.







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