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John Warrington: A Footballing Journey

So here it is, my journey into the world of football (manager). To start with, I've created my pro as a player in FM20 with that player then going on to manage in FM21. For realism purposes, 2019/20 in FM20 will become the 1999/00 season with the aid of the FMRetroGroup 99/00 database.

I'm going to keep this opening post free to keep a record of my career.

Playing Career (League Matches)

1999/00 - https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/team_sm/676.png - | Apps: 0 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 0 |

All-Time Record - | Apps: 0 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 0 |


Managerial Career
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John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

The start of the Journey

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Oh my word, is this even real life? After being at the club since the age of eleven, I've finally signed a professional deal at Premier League side Liverpool. I am now officially a professional footballer. The goal is to play in the Premier League for Liverpool and play for England in a World Cup but I know I've got a lot of hard work ahead of me to even get close to that.

With my signing a contract for Liverpool, I'm now included on Football Manager for the first time! How exciting. They've even given me wonderkid status which means I'm more likely to have a good career in the game. My mate Sheeny says I signed for Barca in 2005 which is outrageous. I just hope I can live up to the billing and have a great career. It's going to be an exciting ride, either way, bring it on.
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John Warrington: A Footballing Journey

1999/00 Season

League Position: 4th in the Premier League
FA Cup: Winners
League Cup: 4th Round vs Chelsea

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So, my first full season in professional football and I'm reasonably happy with the way it went. In the league, we finished 4th whilst Man Utd won the league and we also won the FA Cup. During the season, I made my first professional appearance, though I'm still waiting for my first goal. For the U23's I scored 20 in 29 appearances. The objective for next season is to hopefully play a few more first-team games and score my first goal.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2000/01 Season

League Position: 5th in the Premier League
FA Cup: Runners Up vs Arsenal
League Cup: Winners vs Chelsea
UEFA Cup: Runners Up vs Leeds

http://i.imgur.com/NSO7t18.png

Merseyside Derby on the opening day and I score my first goal for Liverpool. What a proud moment. The season itself was a good one with me scoring 4 goals in 9 Premier League appearances as well as 4 goals in the UEFA Cup. It's especially good given that I lost two months of it due to a broken leg in October. Thankfully it's all healed up now but it's hard to break in with Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen playing so well. In the league, we came 5th with Leeds winning it. Leeds also beat us in the UEFA Cup final. We also finished as runners up in the FA Cup but we did manage to win the Worthington Cup.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2001/02 Season

League Position: 2nd in the Premier League
FA Cup: Quarter Final vs Leeds
League Cup: Quarter Final vs Tottenham
UEFA Cup: Winners v Newcastle

http://i.imgur.com/8I0V5Q5.png

I'm not going to lie, I'm disappointed. I want to be playing more games than I am at the moment. I made 20 appearances in all competitions for the first team and scored 11 goals. For the U23's I scored 33 in 38 games. I've also scored 14 goals in 8 England U21 games, what do I need to do to get a fair shot. In terms of the season, we finished 2nd in the league behind Arsenal and won the UEFA cup.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2002/03 Season

League Position: 3rd in the Premier League
FA Cup: Semi Final vs Man Utd
League Cup: 4th Round vs Man Utd
Champions League: Semi Final vs Real Madrid

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This is more like it. I finally got a chance to show what I can do and ended up scoring 14 goals in 28 Premier League games along with 7 in 11 Champions League games. We were unlucky not to win any trophies this season, coming 3rd in the Premier League behind winners Man Utd and Arsenal and losing in the semi-finals of the Champions League and FA Cup.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2003/04 Season

League Position: 5th in the Premier League
FA Cup: 3rd Round vs Chelsea
League Cup: Semi Final vs Chelsea
Champions League: 1st Knockout Round vs Juventus

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I don't know what to say. After last season I thought I was finally getting my chance to shine but then I only played 15 games this season. I did still score 8 goals mind you. I'm disappointed to be transfer listed but I think it's for the best, I need to be somewhere I can be appreciated. The big highlight of the season was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream by making my England debut and scoring. What an honour and I hope this is the start of a successful international career.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2004/05 Season

League Position: 1st in the Bundesliga
DFB-Pokal: Winners vs Dortmund
Champions League: 1st Knockout Round vs AC Milan

http://i.imgur.com/WjC0Hyj.png

Bye-bye Anfield. I've finally said goodbye to my first club Liverpool to officially join Bayern Munich for £8.75m. However, this move hasn't really changed anything. I only made 10 Bundesliga appearances during the season, scoring 4 goals, though we did win the league and cup double.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2005/06 Season

League Position: Winners
DFB-Pokal: Winners vs Werder Bremen
Champions League: 1st knockout Round vs Barcelona

http://i.imgur.com/OVd59Eg.png

I'm really happy with the way the season went. I scored 18 league goals in 26 appearances which I'm more than chuffed with. I also regained my place in the England squad because of this form. To top it all off, we once again did the league and cup double.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2006/07 Season

League Position: Winners
DFB-Pokal: Winners vs RB Leipzig
Champions League: Runners Up vs Arsenal

http://i.imgur.com/rgJ4ILC.png

Another fantastic season, probably my best yet. We came so close to doing the treble, losing to Arsenal in the Champions League final. Personally, it was a great season with me scoring 20 goals in 26 games and being named as the Supporters Player of the Year. My main aim now is for us to win the Champions League.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2007/08 Season

League Position: Winners
DFB-Pokal: Winners vs Dortmund
Champions League: Quarter Final vs Juventus

http://i.imgur.com/5d4gNzZ.png

Another season comes to an end with us winning the league and cup double. Unfortunately, we came up short in the Champions League again. In the league, I scored 17 in 29 games which was a good return with a further 9 goals in the Champions League. Now onto Euro 2008 with England.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2008/09 Season

League Position: Winners
DFB-Pokal: Runners Up vs Dortmund
Champions League: 1st Knockout Round vs Man Utd

http://i.imgur.com/HUhg2M8.png

What a season for me. In the summer we only went and won Euro 2008 by beating Scotland 3-0 in the final. Absolutely fantastic, hopefully the World Cup next. In the Bundesliga, I scored 25 in 29 appearances as we once again won the league but unfortunately we missed out in both cup competitions.

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Player Profile

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2009/10 Season

League Position: Winners
DFB-Pokal: Winners vs Bayer Leverkusen
Champions League: Winners vs Lazio

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We finally did it! Bayern Munich are European Champions and it's a treble to boot. What a season, I can't put into words how happy I am right now. During the season I scored 19 goals in 23 Bundesliga games and 9 goals in 12 Champions League games. A great return if you ask me. Now the focus switches to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2010/11 Season

League Position: Winners
DFB-Pokal: Winners vs Mainz
Champions League: Quarter Final vs AC Milan

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The 2010/11 season was nowhere near as good as last season but we did end up winning the double yet again. Not only that, I was named Footballer of the Year and was 2nd in the Balon D'or, a tremendous honour. During the season I scored 33 goals in all competitions, including 23 in 26 Bundesliga appearances.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2011/12 Season

League Position: Winners
DFB-Pokal: Winners vs Werder Bremen
Champions League: Quarter Final vs PSG

http://i.imgur.com/Fid3cFe.png

Another fantastic season for both myself personally and the team, even if we didn't win the Champions League. We did win the league and cup double once again. I ended up with 37 goals in all competitions, 24 of which came in the Bundesliga. Not bad for a 31-year-old. I've also started on getting my coaching badges as I plan to coach once I finish my playing career.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2012/13 Season

League Position: Winners
DFB-Pokal: Quarter Final vs Werder Bremen
Champions League: 1st Knockout Round vs PSG

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

A bit of a disappointing season for the team, only winning the Bundesliga....I know I know that's still pretty good but it's always nice winning one of the cups. On a personal level, it was a great season with me scoring 29 goals in 38 games in all competitions. 20 off those goals came in the Bundesliga with 2 in the DFB-Pokal and 7 in the Champions League.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2013/14 Season

League Position: 3rd
DFB-Pokal: Semi Final vs Bayer Leverkusen
Champions League: Quarter Final vs Liverpool

http://i.imgur.com/E2ULEOI.png

Yikes, a season with no silverware, unless you count the Super Cup. We've finally lost our hold on the Bundesliga title. We had a new manager come in at the start of the season and I've played less games under Luis Fernandez. I only played 17 games in the Bundesliga scoring 13 goals. I hope this isn't the beginning of the end at Bayern. I may be 33 but I still have plenty left to give.

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Player Profile

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2014/15 Season

League Position: 3rd
DFB-Pokal: Winners vs Hoffenheim
Champions League: Winners vs Leeds

http://i.imgur.com/iZWUbt1.png

I said last season that I was worried that it was the beginning of the end and I was right. I played even less this season even though my goals to game ratio was pretty good. I think it's time I moved on to a fresh challenge. On the bright side, we won both the Champions League and the DFB-Pokal. I played 20 games during the season, scoring 12 goals. I also made my 100th England appearance, a feat I'm very proud of.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2015/16 Season

League Position: 5th
DFB-Pokal: 2nd Round vs Hoffenheim
Champions League: Winners vs Man Utd

http://i.imgur.com/p7GlPkv.png

Could it be time to retire? I only ended up playing 6 games during the season. It was great to see the lads win the Champions League again though.

Career Milestones

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Player Profile

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2016/17 Season

League Position: 2nd
DFB-Pokal: Winners vs Dortmund
Champions League: Quarter Final vs AC Milan

http://i.imgur.com/Pe1qITO.png

I gave it one more season but the time has come. I'll officially be retiring from playing at the end of the season and beginning my coaching career.

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Player Profile

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