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willz121 Comments
January 2017



Busy January is an understatement, with eight games in three different competitions! A 3-0 win over Leicester was a cracking start to the new year, but we then nearly came a cropper at Portsmouth in the FA Cup. A youthful side wasn't good enough, but 2-2 and back to Anfield we go.

Our performances weren't much better in the league, as we struggled past Southampton, before losing at home to Manchester United. This was more disappointing than the Everton result as we really need to beat struggling sides, and United have been poor this season (in comparison to previous years).

Fortunately, we overcame Portsmouth with ease at Anfield, winning 3-0, before beating Brentfor 2-1. This set us up for the Capital One Cup, as we hosted Chelsea in the first leg of the semi final... a game we won 3-1 and I'm confident we can get to the final now! We ended the month with a win at Swansea, although we left it very late.

A bit of a poor month performance wise, but we've got some important wins under our belt.



Seven points clear of Spurs, with a game in hand... we're having a great season and heavily relying on a massive slice of lady luck. If we can get another good month under our belt, then we should be well on our way to a third successive title!

Transfer News

A very quiet January for me, the squad is in good nick, and whilst I was looking to bring a striker in to cover Sturridge, I couldn't find one who would fit the bill. Berahino is out of contract in the summer, but WBA wanted a lot of money for him, and even an eye over the lower leagues didn't spark anything of note.

The scouts in Scotland are working well for me though, and I've snapped up three youngsters from north of the wall.


Will need re-training to cover either AM slot, but looks a decent player for just 17 years of age. High determination and acceleration are good signs, with crossing and dribbling areas for improvement. Bargain at £1m.


A brilliant young forward, with some amazing stats already. 17 for finishing is the most striking, but physical stats are all in double figures, along with flair, determination, and off the ball all 15+.

I really have high hopes for Inglis, and I hope to give him some game time where I can! Picked him up for £2m.


With Glen Johnson nearly passing his peak, this was a no brainer as the young right backs we have are a while off pushing for the first team. With Trippier, Richards and Chambers all in the squad already, buying a youngster is good business as I hope he will develop into a first team player. Bought for £1m.
December 2016



After a thrilling November, we started December with a trip to Goodison, where we fell flat on our faces. A 3-2 defeat against our local rivals saw the board and fans disappointed... devastated. But it was just one result, and we moved on to a double header with Spurs. A 4-1 win in the league was followed up by a 2-1 win in the League Cup, and I feel it's vital that we keep a hold over them as they are serious contenders this season.

Four league games to round off the year, and we played well in all of them. Theo Walcott really stood out for me this month, and scored seven goals in seven games as we gave Ings a rest due to a slight knock. Walcott scored the only goals as we beat Sunderland 2-0 and QPR 1-0, before opening the scoring on Boxing Day at West Ham. He also scored a brace as we played Crystal Palace on New Years Eve.

I've been so lucky that Ings and Walcott have stepped up to cover Sturridge's injury this season!



Seven point gap now over Arsenal, with Chelsea, City, Everton and Tottenham in tow. Manchester United are well adrift this season, as pressure builds on Jorge Jesus at Old Trafford.

In other news...


Quite rightly, Walcott took the Player of the Month title for December, and I can't think of a player who deserves the plaudits any more than he does!
November 2016



We began November with another win over Steau, and it was a big result for us as it was our fourth win of the group and all but guaranteed our place at the top of the group and the better draw in the next round. We followed it with two 4 goal hauls - beating Derby 4-1 and Villa 4-0. Ings scored four goals in the two games, and continues to deputise well for the injured Sturridge.

We then had three big games to define how well the season would go, with a 2-1 win at home to Inter, followed by a 2-0 win at Manchester City. We were really good in both games, and it was a real relief as the Inter game secured first place. We rotated heavily for the game in Germany, as we drew 1-1 in Leverkusen thanks to Danny Ing's 93rd minute goal.



Top of the league, and a point clear of Chelsea. We've opened up a good gap over Spurs and Arsenal, which is a massive relief as it was getting very cosy at the top.

In other news...


Callum Chambers has been amazing for us this season, and he fully deserves this award. It's also pleasing to see Patrick Roberts pick up second place.


Despite having a broken leg, Daniel Sturridge is still in consideration for the Golden Ball award. It's a massive shame he's missed so much of this season already!
Thanks Johno, happy to take points off our potential rivals early on!

October 2016



A confident win over Newcastle to kick off October was what we needed to maintain confidence. Bad news to start off though, as Daniel Sturridge has broken his leg, and will miss the majority of the season. Time for Ings and Walcott to step up, as they will lead the line more often than not. And Ings started well with two goals at Newcastle, with goals from Lallana, Morrison and Murphy finishing the 5-0 rout. We followed it up with a 3-1 win over Hull, with Ings bagging another brace, supported by a Walcott penalty.

Our good form in the Champions League continued, with a 2-0 win at home to Steau, Cleverley this time scoring along with Ings. An away day at Chelsea resulted in a 1-1 draw, Josh Murphy netted the only goal, before we faced Newcastle again, this time in the League Cup. Ings scored twice again, along with a double from Sterling. Finally, we punished Brentford 3-1 in the last game of the month to end a very enjoyable October!



Top of the league, but the top four are split by a solitary point. If this continues, it's going to be a great season for the neutral!
Thanks Johno, fastest comment on my story ever I think!! Thanks for continuing to follow and support this career.

September 2016



September was a strong month for us, starting with a 4-0 win over West Brom. Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick, and Daniel Sturridge continued his goalscoring form, before both players scored again at the San Siro to give us a 2-1 win over Inter. It was a massive result, and it gives me confidence that we'll win the group now.

Back to league duty, and a changed side struggled past Swansea, with Tom Ince's second goal winning the game in the 88th minute. We then had our game against Middlesbrough in the League Cup, and I used a mix of youth and experience, with Sturridge scoring twice along with a great strike by Josh Murphy.

Two big games to finish the month, starting at the Emirates where a 2-2 draw was a fair result in an entertaining game. Sturridge and Ings both scored to keep our unbeaten start to the season going. Leverkusen then visted Anfield, and we made light work of them with a Ravel Morrison double and an own goal giving us a comfortable 3-0 win.



Our two draws with United and Arsenal have meant that we're just off the pace, but only one point behind Chelsea after six games. They are scoring for fun, so we need to up our game, and games against them this season are going to be huge for us.

Spurs are surprise candidates for a title charge, along with Newcastle who have been formidable under Harry Redknapp.
August 2016



Champions League - Quarter Finals

Achievable again, and a respectable expectation

Premier League - Title Challenge

Achievable again, and a respectable expectation

FA Cup - Finalists

Don't really agree with this expectation, would prefer to focus on CL

Capital One Cup - Not bothered

Good opportunity to rotate and keep everyone happy, easier with no pressure



Community Shield versus Chelsea saw Sturridge continue his form from the summer with a hat-trick, and we added the trophy to our growing trophy cabinet. Always nice to beat Chelsea, as they look like our closest rivals again this year.

All four of our games in August were on TV, as Theo Walcott and Raheem Sterling gave us a 2-0 win at Leicester, before Sturridge, Walcott and Sterling netted in a 3-2 win at Anfield over Southampton.

Then the derby, at Old Trafford. We normally lose these games, but Sterling gave us the lead before United pegged us back. Happy with the draw, and it relieves some personal pressure that we've struggled against them in the past.



Decent enough start, fifth after three games. Annoyingly below Everton, and Chelsea have started like a house on fire!

Young Player of the Month


This kid is going to need his own trophy room soon, Sterling picking up this award again, and it feels like it'll only be a matter of time before he wants to move to a 'bigger club'

Champions League draw


Leverkusen, Inter and Steaua should be a negotiable group, although it's difficult to tell how each team are in comparison with current day. Will be fun to play at the San Siro though!
August 2016


Nothing of real note went out the door, we managed to shift the last couple of foreign players, and other than the youth regens that we've picked up from our feeder network, the squad is almost entirely British!


Bryn Morris was signed on a free from Boro, and I think he's going to be an outstanding player in the future. No fee means we can really get something out of him, whether it's through playing or selling down the line. He's highly rated, so fingers crossed he turns into an Anfield midfielder.


Lewis Cook is very much in the same place as Morris, in the fact that he could become a very good player for us, or he could be sold on. I think he's got the ability, but he'll be loaned out this season to play games and hopefully return to fight for his place.


Patrick Roberts is quite well known to most managers on here, but I've never signed him before. We picked him up fairly reasonably I think, and loaned him back to Fulham as part of the deal. Will be keeping tabs on him.


Adam Matthews was another freebie, and with being able to play anywhere across the back, he will replace Glen Johnson I think as my versatile squad player. Looks decent, and was at the right price!

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Michael Efete is pure potential, and I hope he can develop into a player for us. Another freebie, so no pressure really and anything that does happen will be a benefit!

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Jay DaSilva was released by Chelsea, and I think he should have a chance to make it with us with the right focus from training. Again, probably will be loaned out.


Calum Chambers was expensive, but I think he could be the last piece of the defensive jigsaw. Chelsea were in for him, as were City, so I am shocked he agreed to join us as both clubs reputations are still higher than ours.


Finally, Michael Keane signed. Burnley are in the Championship now, and £8m is a good price for him I feel. He'll stay at Turf Moor on loan, so hopefully the game time will develop him, and then next season is going to be very tough.

It's going to be a nightmare next summer, as we've got a massive squad now, and whilst loaning these guys out helps, it's going to come to a tipping point, where we need to figure out what exactly to do.

Daniel Sturridge decided he wanted to play for Real Madrid, and thankfully he has a £65m release clause in his contract, so when they enquired, I told them that, and they said no. He moaned, but since the window has shut, he has decided he is happy here.

If they'd offered £40m+ it might have been a different story, but I think he's worth keeping a little longer!
Thanks Johno, really shocked and of course pleased that we've done the title back to back, and it's been a real challenge so far - particularly from Chelsea - but I hope the other teams will apply pressure now as it would be fun to not win the title if that makes sense, but have a really good top of the table battle - of course third time in a row would also be very acceptable!

A quick update before the summer transfer window...

Fan's Player of the Year


Very pleased that Danny Batth picked up this award, he's been brilliant and I hope it will earn him the England call up he deserves.

New Contract


New contract for me, a four year deal which is great with my contract due to end at the end of the coming season. Hopefully we can continue to be succesful in this time, and it might make my job a bit more secure.

Euro 2016


Great news for Sturridge, as he won the Golden Boot award as England walked to victory in the tournament. Hodgson retired, and was replaced by Louis van Gaal. I applied, but didn't get it.

Anfield Expansion


Still nowhere near Old Trafford, but we're getting more and more seats as the fans flock to watch us. We need to either relocate or expand again if we want to keep the money flowing in through the turnstyles.

U19 Review


We won the European U19 Championships, smashing Spain in the final. We lost in the group stage against Italy, but qualified second after beating Germany and Scotland. Holland were our semi final opponents, before Spain in the final.

I have since resigned from the post, as it wasn't allowing me to pick a number of players who were eligible, and to be honest finishing after the Championships felt like the right time.

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Fantastic work so far! I've never considered managing Borussia Mönchengladbach before, but they really do look like a class act in real life, and on your save.

Good luck for the CL push, hope you can secure it for them!!
Missed this last month...


Back to back Manager of the Month awards!

May 2016



Tom Ince and Danny Batth scored for us as we drew with Spurs, which guarantees us the title regardless of Chelsea's result. They won their game, so we take the title by 1 point.

League Table


Premier League Champions once again! Really closely fought this season and really tough season. Two title wins, zero Premiership medals for Gerrard.

In other news


Daniel Sturridge wins the Player's Player of the Year award. He's been fantastic this season, and stepped up with some big goals.


Sterling is Young Player of the Year, another good season for him too.


Manager of the Year for the second season in a row, and really pleased to pick this award up.


Danny Batth and Sturridge in the Team of the Year is really pleasing. Batth is really turning into a very special player, and I hope he remains at the club for a long time. His call up to the England squad is way overdue, but he continues to be overlooked.

Player Statistics


No surprises that Daniel Sturridge's 39 goals in 37(5) games sees him at the top of the ratings chart, but pleased that Hanley and Batth are up there too. Sterling was our top assister with 18, but Lallana, JWP and Sturridge all contributed over 10 assists this season too.

Another season in the bag, three trophies and a very big squad once the loanees return. Already looking forward to the new season!

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April 2016



With the disappointment of losing to Southampton, we still had the Premiership and Champions League to focus on, and we were back on league duty with a 1-0 win at West Ham. Our next game was a biggy though - Barcelona in the Champions League quarter final... and five goals later we were on the losing side. Sturridge netted twice, which was very pleasing, but we let in three away goals, meaning we have to go to Barca and attack them!

Before the second leg though, the small matter of Manchester City at home, which we can through unscathed with a fantastic 3-0 win... so off to Spain we go, and we did score three goals in the Nou Camp - but they scored four. We've given them a great go over the two legs, which is very pleasing, but we are sadly out of the tournament at the expected stage.

Our win over West Brom opened up a three point lead over Chelsea, which with three games to go would have been incredible... particularly with Chelsea next. A win over our title rivals would all but give us the title (does this sound familiar yet?)... it wasn't going to be that easy though, and we lost 2-1.

We ended the month smashing Sunderland 4-1, and Chelsea lost their game, so the gap is three points going into the last game, but our goal difference is +10 on Chelsea, so we should be pretty safe so long as Spurs don't hump us and Chelsea don't go too mad with their remaining game.

League Table


So three points ahead, one game to go...
Thanks Dan - we're slowly ticking them off again this season, but the ultimate aim is to lead a team of British players to European glory... The board aren't bothered with the Capital One Cup until we win it, and then they are delighted - weird!

Thanks Johno - we all know Tom Cleverley had it in him... right? But I was as shocked as any, and he scored some decent goals for us so far this season.

Thanks both for continuing to follow!

March 2016



After beating Leicester in the League Cup, we faced them again in the league at Anfield. The scoreline was a little more one sided this time though, as Ings (2), Sturridge and Morrison gave us a great 4-1 win. This then set us up for an away day on the South Coast in the FA Cup - a 2-2 draw with Southampton, which was a disappointing result.

We then had two good clean sheets, 2-0 at home to Wigan and 1-0 at Southampton, both in the league, before our first leg against Juventus! The Italian Old Lady arrived at Anfield, and we somehow won 4-1! Sturridge has been in great form this season, and scored twice against Juve.

Two more home games to end the month, a 1-0 win over Norwich - Danny Ings seizing his chance to play and score as we rested a couple from the Juve game - before we lost 2-1 against Southampton in the FA Cup... the board were not happy with this!

A good month all in all though... in my opinion!

League Table


Back on top after a very good March means we're in the driving seat as we enter the last six games of the season... going to be a close run thing between ourselves and Chelsea, but can never write off United!

In other news...


Manager of the Month for March! Delighted but all four were very winnable games.
Thanks again Johno, appreciate the follow. Losing to Newcastle was a massive blow, but hopefully it won't damage the title race too much!

February 2016



After losing the game at Newcastle, playing Manchester United was always going to be a must win game... which we lost 4-3 at Old Trafford. It was a cracking game though, and one that the fans enjoyed until the result, at which point they were "devastated". It's the first time for a while we've lost back to back league games, so we needed to pick ourselves back up at home to Villa and we won 3-0.

Three more home games followed, as Tom Cleverley scored four times to overcome QPR, before we knocked Sheffield Wednesday out of the FA Cup 4-1. Connor Wickham had found form, and scored twice against Wednesday before netting a late winner as we beat Palace 1-0.

Three big games to end February, starting at Arsenal where we won 2-1 with two first half goals, before Walcott rescued a draw for us in Italy away to Juventus. The away goal is massive, and I hope it will help us get through.

Finally, we played the League Cup final against Leicester City, and in a very dour affair, we came away 1-0 victors and retained the trophy.

League Table


Five points behind leaders Chelsea, but we still have a game in hand on them and a far superior goal difference. We've got a huge gap between us and Newcastle in fourth, so Champions League qualification should be a formality for us for next season.
January 2016



A new year, and a new start for Ravel Morrison who scored twice to beat Sunderland on his debut in the FA Cup. We followed that up with a cracking 6-2 win over Hull in the league before facing relegation threatened Fulham. Tom Ince opened his account against the Cottagers, with Sturridge adding the other two.

Sturridge then gave us a 1-0 advantage in the Capital One Cup, before we knocked out Untied in the FA Cup 2-1 at Anfield. Delighted to put them out, as I don't tend to do that well against them.

The second leg of the Semi Final was more eventful, but goals from Murphy, Lallana and Sturridge (2) gave us a 5-3 aggregate win, and we're into the final to face Leicester City.

After a good month, we ended with defeat at Newcastle, with a 1-0 result not what we were hoping from our visit to the North East. Disappointing end to the month, and United away to kick off next month.

League Table


Third place, seven points adrift, but two games in hand on Chelsea. This could prove to be a very close title fight if we can keep ourselves in it!
Thanks again for the comments guys! We're getting through the games thick and fast now and still competing on every front. Johno - I think our game in hand is against QPR in February. Very surprised to see Sterling win Golden Boy, but it can only draw attention to him and the club as we push forward.

KEZ_7, England U19 should be a fun adventure, and hopefully give me a head start when scouting for younger players. I've not got a game for a long while though, so will see how much involvement is required.

Dan, thanks for the comment buddy. Summer window was good for us, and we had a busy January transfer window as you can see below:

January 2016



Coutinho was the only departure this month, as he left for Dortmund for £27.5m. Happy with the fee, but obviously in another life he probably wouldn't be allowed to leave the club so easily.

Transfers in were a mix of cheap youth talent with potential, alongside some heavy investment in the defence.


I'd been targetting Caulker for a long time, but he became available for £20m. I am really not sure I should've spent that amount on him. However, he's a good addition, and whilst the price tag might weigh him down, he should do well for us.


It comes as no surprise that he was restless in Italy, and we managed to pick him up on the cheap. I think he'll be a great signing if we can keep him happy, and his wages are still low. He's come in as a backup, but he will be given chances to impress this season.


Another bargain addition, and a return to Anfield for Tom Ince. It's a signing I believe will give us good backup for Murphy, and also should it not work out, we should turn a profit for him. It's nice to own McManaman and Ince now at Liverpool... 90's reunion!


A deadline day bargain at £2.4m, Kieron Gibbs was transfer listed with his contract winding down, and we made a swoop for him and he was signed quickly. Delighted to bring him in as he should prove a top class full back.

Loan Review


Disappointed to see the negative arrows on his profile, but he is playing regularly for the Royals so I have no idea why this is occurring. Can't wait to bring him back to Anfield and hopefully see him develop.


Playing well for Derby, but no obvious improvements in his stats. I hope that he will continue his run of games there, and return to us in good form to push for a first team place. Competition will be very high though!


Performing well at Bolton, but I'd expect more from him to be honest. He needs to step his game up, particularly with the recent additions we have made to the squad.


Disappointed that he is only featuring in their youth side, so maybe he'd have been better suited staying here, but hopefully he will continue to improve when he finally switches to Anfield.


Not featuring that much for Millwall, but he looks like he's done well in the games he has played. Will need to keep an eye on his development.
Thanks guys, could make for a very interesting save in the future if the finances are ever updated - or if Parma live to see FM 16! Thank you for replies, appreciate it.
Nice window that, interesting bringing Pirlo in, but he is world class. Good group as well, should go through to the next round and hopefully get some more money in.

Borini looking a good investment already with those goals in the qualifiers!
After reading this article on BBC Sport, are Parma in this much trouble on Football Manager 15? Might be an interesting challenge going forward...
I had a very enjoyable save with Berwick on FM14, and would like to manage them again in the future... good luck for the remainder of the season and great work so far!
December 2015



Goals galore to start the month off, as we hit four past West Ham and Manchester City. Andre Wisdom was the only player to score more than once, so that makes for an interesting stat!

Pleased to beat City, and then we added a win in Greece to round off the group with three points. Played six, won five, drew one - happy days!

Then we lost to Sunderland - what a come down!! We should've won, but we couldn't score, and I am really disappointed with this result. The fact we didn't score our goal til the 86th minute was even more frustrating.

We returned to winning ways immediately, beating Championship side Brentford in the Capital One Cup QF. I hope we can get to the final and win this again!

A comfortable 3-0 win over West Brom was followed by us walloping Chelsea 5-1 at home. We were superb, and it was such an enjoyment on my birthday! The press conference even referenced that it was my birthday and the result was a great present.

Two away games to finish the year, and a draw at Tottenham isn't the worst result in the world, but a win over Everton was a great way to finish off 2015!

League Table


Back down to third, five points off United but we do have a game in hand. I hope that the board don't get too grumpy about the league position, lots of games to go!

In other news...


Adam Lallana was named in World Team of the Year - never seen this award before, but what a great surprise. He's been great for us, but he is in esteemed company in that side.


Another delightful award to add to the list, Sterling is Golden Boy! 24 goals in 54 games from the wing, and really pleased to see this.


JWP at it again, and he is really proving to be a great player for Liverpool. Delighted with his performances.
Thanks Johno - we need to keep tabs on the front runners, beating them would be a start!!

November 2015



A great win over Schalke to start the month, with McGregor and Sturridge netting to secure qualification from the group with four wins from four. We followed that up by demolishing Leicester and Southampton, before a 2-2 draw with Valencia in the penultimate group game. We've won the group, and hopefully that will give us a good draw!

The month ended with a comfortable 3-0 win over Norwich, and an undefeated month for Liverpool.

League Table


Back to the top of the league, which finishes a great month for us. The league is very tight at the moment, so we need good runs of results to keep us in the title race.

In other news...


The facilities upgrade has completed, which is excellent news for us. Hopefully that'll see our players improving, and that we can really push on and create some great youngsters here too.


Thought this might help my hunt for young players to purchase, and something a bit different too. Very keen to see how this role develops!


Really pleased with this, JWP is Young Player of the Month, Josh Murphy third, and Raheem Sterling tipped for Golden Boy... looks like the plan is working!
October 2015



Our good run of form against Newcastle continued, as we won 4-1 at Anfield, before we picked up three points at QPR with Sturridge scoring twice.

Micah Richards gave us a win in Germany with two goals, before Ibe and Ings combined to beat Wigan.

We faced Newcastle again, this time in the cup, winning 3-1 before another devastating defeat to Arsenal in the league.

4-3 was a great game though, with Sterling scoring a hat-trick.

League Table


Still third after two defeats in two months, but we are still ahead of Chelsea and the pack chasing for the top four.

In other news


Second highest producer of players in the England national squad; that'll do... for now!
September 2015



A trip to Fulham started the month off, and we cruised to a 3-0 win with Sturridge, Trippier and Walcott scoring. It was a good result, as it was a potential banana skin for us.

Next up was the Champions League, where we were drawn with Valencia, PAOK and Schalke. We started in Spain, and a Sturridge double gave us a comfortable 2-0 win.

Back to the league, and a much rotated side overcame Aston Villa 4-2 with Hanley, Wickham and Cleverley scoring their first goals of the season.

Another tie with Fulham ended 2-0 in the Capital One Cup, before we lost 1-0 at home to Manchester United. A dreadful result for us, and we need to be winning games against the sides around us.

We finished with another clean sheet, this time beating PAOK in the Champions League 2-0.

League Table


Down to third, with the United result the only blemish so far. Doing well in the cups though, and the British only line up is in force every game.
In other news...


This time last year, we had 13 players according to this data. Now, we have increased that by three, and we now have sixteen players eligible for this category. It's a step in the right direction!


Champions League: Quarter Final - I think we should be able to achieve this again, and is minimum expectation as we push forwards financially

Premier League: Title Challenge - Again, a fair expectation after winning it last season

FA Cup: Winners - Bit of a stretch, as anything can happen in the cups, but we'll be looking to retain the FA Cup

League Cup: No interest - The board aren't interested, so youngsters will be given a chance to impress, and hopefully we can get through to the semi finals
Thanks bmg033 - he always seems to get a bad rap, but I think in any squad, he is a great addition. Thanks for the comment, and best of luck with your Middlesbrough save!

August 2015

Part 2: Results


A flawless start to the campaign, as we picked up the Community Shield, before claiming wins against Everton, Crystal Palace and Hull City. Delighted with the start, with McGregor and Walcott opening their accounts for the club.

League Table


No surprise that we are top after three wins, but there is a lot of football to be played.



Perfect start to the season, and pleased to get the award... first of many this season I hope!


Josh Murphy picks up Young Player of the Month, and he continues to impress with his performances.

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August 2015

Part 1: Transfers


Only three non-British players remain at the club (at first team level) after this transfer window. Happy with the money I recouped for the three big names, and Coates helped balance the books a little more.

That just leaves Enrique, Illori and Coutinho to find new homes for! £77m in is a great window though, but will probably be the last one we will be able to make a profit on!


This deal was tied up at the end of last January's window, but due to his loan he couldn't move immediately. I think he's a fantastic player to add to the squad, and at 27 years old has a lot of games ahead of him.


A youngster my scouts really raved about, and hopefully his year with his previous employer will continue his development. I had my eye on a few players from the lower leagues, but this was the only realistic fee, so we focussed on getting this deal done.


Delighted with this deal, we needed a better backup keeper, and Darlow could actually push Ruddy for a start this season. Will try to give both a chance, but really pleased with this signing.


Standard signing for most on FM, Will Hughes comes in, and returns to Derby immediately on loan. Should be a good investment at £8m and look forward to him returning for next season.


Massive overspend on a player we don't need... well maybe yes, but it was a deal that I was keen to do. I really rate Walcott on FM games, he has a lot of ability and hopefully the large fee won't bite us on the butt. However, he is competing with Sterling, Lallana, Murphy and co for a starting place.


Never signed him before, but have heard good things about him. David Luiz - I mean Aaron Kuhl - returns to Reading on loan, but he looks like a good bit of business for us.


Bit of a random one this, but he was bought to provide backup, but also as a potential profit sale in the near future. He's got some great attributes, and with the continual development of our facilities, it could benefit him in the coming seasons before we could sell him on. Not much of a risk due to cheap fee and wages, but one to keep an eye on... plus it's nice to have a McManaman back at Anfield!


Like McManaman, a cheap transfer that I hope will pay dividends for us in the future. Was a great player for me at Coventry, and hopefully he will repeat that here at Anfield. Might try to loan him out this season, but I think he's going to be a good investment.


Was really impressed with him last season, so I've decided to make the move permanent. He's got a lot to learn, but he played so well for us last year that I had no worries about snapping him up this season.


Jack Colback comes in as an investment, and I think we will be able to make some money on him as we move forward. He'll compete in an already busy midfield, but I hope he will reach his potential.


Love him or hate him, on a free transfer Tom Cleverley will do a job for me this season. Some decent stats, and extremely versatile, he'll fit in well here.

So there are the transfers in... next up is August's review!
Congrats on winning the league and FA Cup \o/ Hope you can beat Real Madrid.

We lost 2-1... they were too good for us but domestic treble is more than I ever thought we'd achieve this season!
May 2015



So here we go, we realistically need to win all of our games to stand a chance of the title, and hope that United draw at least once... and we started with that in mind as we cruised past QPR, winning 5-1 at Anfield. We then travelled to Germany and drew 3-3 with Leverkusen, another good result away goal wise, but we are conceding so many at the moment.

And that continued at West Ham, where we won 6-3 in a very odd game. Goals everywhere and all our scorers were English! Leverkusen then arrived and Daniel Sturridge put them to the sword with a hat trick as we won 6-5 on aggregate.

Then it happened - Manchester United lost at Southampton, and we beat Palace 3-1 at home to return to the top of the table. Chelsea were within two points of us, so we knew that we had to win our final game as a point could see Chelsea leapfrog us on goal difference. United were out of the race and we were going to Hull...

The most frustrating first half I've seen all season, and we went in 0-0. Sturridge and Sterling had awesome chances to score, but neither could finish, and Murphy was having a bad day at the office. I put on Jerome Sinclair and Jordon Ibe, and they combined to score the only goal - with Sinclair winning us the title!


Delighted to win it, and it was a real rollercoaster as we headed into the final few games. We had two big games remaining, as we beat Chelsea 2-0 to lift the FA Cup, before losing 2-1 against Real Madrid in the Champions League Final.

So out of the four competitions we entered, we won three of them and got to the CL Final. Not a bad season that, and the summer will hopefully see the final clear out of non-British players (Enrique, Balotelli and Coutinho the big three).



Last day events have won us the title, as Chelsea could only draw their game. What a relief, and we're treble winners!

In other news


Quite right too delighted to win the award, and it's been a wonderful season.
Thanks Dan, we've had a great run, but this month is make or break I think...

April 2015



A very important month, and we start off with a 2-0 defeat at Villa Park. Anything that could go wrong, did, and we really struggled. Fortunately we made amends against Newcastle before our four game battle with Arsenal and City.

Our first game with Arsnal saw us win 3-2 at home in the Champions League, with Mario Balotelli and Callum McGregor on top form. We got the same result, with McGregor scoring again, against City at Wembley in the FA Cup Semi Final, and we go on to face Chelsea in the final.

Back to Champions League duty, and a goal fest at the Emirates ensued with us coming away with a 5-4 win. Delighted with the result, and we now face Leverkusen in the semi final which I believe is a very winnable tie!

Finally, we stayed in London and again played Arsenal, this time losing 3-1 in the league. Very disappointed to lose this game, as you will see from the table below...



So we've dropped to second after a very tough month for the club. We are way behind United on goal difference with four games remaining, and Chelsea are loitering as well.

This could go to the wire!
Four massive games, three of them against Arsenal and then throw Manchester City into the mix... going to be a rough month!!

On another hand, Manchester City have sacked Pellegrini due to their poor performances this season.