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Cheltenham can do one already! Not a great start
Bloody Celtic ruining both bets, thought they were a banker!

Did have £10 on Liverpool to win and both to score which is looking good with 10mins to go
Stupidly had Leeds United in two of my accas yesterday, both let down just because of them to miss out on £170.

Did put £5 on At Madrid and Sampdoria to win when it was 0-0 at ht and Sporting to win which returned £42

Today I have £5 on, Celtic to beat Rangers, Liverpool to beat Burnley, PSG to beat Lorient, Roma to beat Palermo, Kobenhavn to beat Esbjerg, Lyon to beat Toulouse, Fiorentina to beat Cagliari and Feyenoord to beat AZ for £58

Most of those are at home bar Roma and PSG.

Also have an odd £2 on celtic to win and btts, liverpool to win and btts, tottenham to win and over 2.5 goals, benzema to score anytime and dzeko to score anytime for £69
They sure are @Footy Game they're giving us a good battle season after season.

Thanks @Shedender
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London City FC - October 2040

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We're into October and we're moving well early on in the season. Once again just trying to press on and win as much as we can this year. Following an unbeaten September, we move into October with another six matches to play but moving across several competitions. Two Champions League games, one in the EFL Cup and three Premier League matches await us.

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Well, six matches, unbeaten in all six and picking up six wins, perfect run for us.We welcomed FC Steaua in the Champions League with a slightly weaker side out which saw youngster Willis hit a brace. A trip to Southampton saw us narrowly win one nil thanks to Godwin. As we welcomed Chelsea we got off the blocks rapidly, Dunn and Wood netting after five minutes before we conceded in the second half. Back to Champions League action we welcomed Portugal side Sporting and won one nil, Dunn netting a spot kick just before half time. A trip to Everton saw us leave it late to come back. We trailed one nil at the break but came back through Godwin before going two one down. Dunn and Willis netted in the final ten minutes to see us brilliantly come back. Finishing the month in the EFL Cup Fourth Round against Stoke, drawing two all on the night before winning on penalties.

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Nine played in the league this season, nine won and we're sitting top of the pile and in control early on. Still obviously a lot of football to go, twenty nine league matches as well as a large handful of cup games over several different competitions. Manchester United are once again our closest challengers, currently sitting three points behind us along with Manchester City in third.

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Plain sailing to date. Three group games to continue though.

Next Update: London City FC - November 2040
Wow unlucky in the cup final mate, gutting that is! Now finish the league season off with the title
Unfortunately they're just for show @A11_Smithy I can't change the colors in game so they don't quite match up but I like to mix them up anyway.
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London City FC - September 2040

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A pretty strong start to the season saw us scoop one of the two trophies available to us early on in the season as we beat Arsenal in the European Super Cup but were denied by Manchester United in the Community Shield. We then went on to win both our league games to see us sitting well out the blocks early on. This month is busier as expected, despite an international break we still played matches in the league, EFL Cup and Champions League this month which featured a trip to Barcelona.

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An unbeaten month for us and that was with tricky ties against Arsenal, Bacelona and Manchester United as we picked up some very promising results for a side nearly full of Englishman. It started with a trip across London to Arsenal who we beat two one, young defender Robert Da Costa striking both our goals with the second just two minutes from time. We went home to welcome Middlesbrough and smashed them five two. A thumping performance from our boys saw defender Firth strike his first two club goals since joining from Chelsea this summer, Platt, Bird and Wood also contributing a goal each. A trip to Spain to take on Barcelona ended goalless, a point for each side. We then traveled to Sheffield Wednesday who we beat three two, Wood hitting a brace with Ferguson also on target. I played a rotated, weaker side in our trip to League One Leyton Orient and won two nil, young English striker Tim Willis making the most of a rare start with a brace. We ended the month with a repeat of the Community Shield Final, a head to head with Manchester United with us welcoming them and winning five two. Two Englishman with five goals between them as Ferguson hit a brace and Wood struck a hatrick in fine style.

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Only side unbeaten this season, only side not to drop points this season, despite all the changes we made again in the summer and seeing us in the bottom half of salary spending in the league we're coping alright to say the least. Six wins fro six and a plus ten goal difference. Seeing us three points clear of Manchester United, Manchester City and West Ham, all only to drop three points to date. Spurs had a better month, picking up seven points from a possible twelve. Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal struggling in mid table.

Next Update: London City FC - October 2040
Always like having an easy friendly in the warm up somewhere @Matthew C

It will for a while @Footy Game not sure how long though.
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London City FC - August 2040

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With pre season over we move into the season with two chances of a trophy right at the start of the month with the Community Shield and the European Super Cup immediately. We also have two Premier league games in August to see how we cope with the large outgoing of foreign players once again.

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Another two players see the door come the end of the window with Fatih Sen moving to fellow Premier League club Liverpool in a £14.25 million deal with it potentially rising to £20.5million. French striker Akoli meanwhile moves to Spain and more specifically Real San Sebastian on loan with a view at a permanent deal.

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Well it was a big August for us with two early trophies up for grabs and we needed to try and make our mark on the Finals as we faced two fellow English sides. As you can see we began the league season well, more on that shortly though.

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We came up short against Manchester United in another Community Shield head to head with the Red Devils and it could of been our day but we were misfortunate here. Akoli missed a penalty after just two minutes and then we went on the back foot when Holmes fired United ahead. They led one nil at the break. Second half it looked like we came out on fire as Sen nodded home a corner however just two minutes later England striker Rigby fired United back ahead. We came back again to level the game up when Graham grabbed a debut goal eighteen minutes from time. But it'd be heartbreak for us as Kotlyarov struck for Manchester United just four minutes from time to send them to the Community Shield title.

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Thankfully it was a better outcome against Arsenal in the European Superb Cup, a game we absolutely dominated with shots, hitting thirty in the end with seventeen of those on target but it still required Extra Time to grab the win. It could of been done in ninety minutes however Akoli missed his second penalty in just three days in the sixty ninth minute. We kept pushing as Extra Time started, Sen converted a spot kick for us in the ninety fourth minute before two more goals came in the next seven minutes with Wood grabbing a brace to guide us to a second success European Super Cup title.

Moving in to league form we traveled to Stoke to start the season off on the right foot with a one nil win over Sam Wood with the goal in the seventieth minute. And we even went on to make it three clean sheets and wins on the bounce as we welcomed Reading in the second and final Premier League game of the month as we beat Reading two nil with goals from Akoli who finally got his spot kick right and Davies netting in the second half.

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Obviously too early to call anything at this stage but two games played and two wins on the board is a strong start for us. But that still leaves us fifth as four other teams also get off to a 100% start with Manchester United topping the lot, Middlesbrough, West Ham and Watford and the rest of them. Five teams without a point after two games with Spurs the surprising side of them.

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We will look to lift a third Champions League title in a row with it beginning in this group. We were first seeds from the draw and will face Spanish giants Barcelona along with Portuguese Premier League side Sporting and finally Romanian First League side FC Steaua. We're definitely hoping to get through the group although Barcelona will be tough opponents.

Next Update: London City FC - September 2040
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London City FC - Pre Season Review 2040

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Pre season number twenty five has come to an end and boy has it been another busy one with money going all over the place. We were once again looking for English players to come in whilst shipping off the remaining of our non English players, trying to build the capital city squad into a world beating side containing all Englishmen. All the pre season news follows along with fixtures of pre season.

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All the rankings come the end of the year, we remain second in the European Club rankings, sitting behind fellow English club Manchester United as Real Madrid slip to third place. Elsewhere we have hit the top spot in the world reputation list, seeing us classed as the most reputational club in the world. Finally we are moving up again in the financial rankings, sitting fifth from sixth last year. Arsenal maintain their grip on the top spot.

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In other personal news, I've been re appointed as England national team manager. I'm not sure how long this will last, they're currently sat second in the World rankings so much better than where I took over them before. A big wage on my shoulders and with my club turning all English it could be another opportunity of bringing in more English talent.

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Seventy nine million pounds spent, one hundred and sixty eight million pounds received, another big summer with the money, another profit coming in to the club. I've sorted the players sold by fee received again as its the easiest way to see the money we received. Oscar Wottrich joins fellow rivals Tottenham in a fifty million pound deal whilst fellow Premier League side Arsenal took Hoppe off our hands for twenty seven and a half million pounds. Espino heads to Reading for up to thirty two million pounds whilst defender Oliveira joins Leicester for twenty two and a half million. There was twenty million plus Firth for Grabovac who joins Chelsea, Mazurek joins Fulham for fifteen million pounds, Landzaat joins Brentford for up to twelve million. Two smaller deals saw Houssos Burnley for just over two million and Chadwick joins Villa for four hundred thousand pounds.

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As I said previously, four players join the club, all English as well with Julian Firth joining from Chelsea in a part exchange deal, Edwards joins from Liverpool for twenty five million rising to thirty. Raul Graham joins from Premier League leaders Manchester United costing us up to thirty eight and a half million pounds in ad ons whilst Watford sold us Ferguson for up to thirty three million pounds.

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Here's our nearly all English side now, there are still a couple of non Englishman we're trying to ship out and should any late deals be done in August then I will update on them. Four players are of non English whilst we have plenty of upcoming talent in the squad, hopefully with plenty of game time they'l produce some standout football.

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Sam Wood is our standout man over the last two seasons and I'm sure he will be once again. With him still young and English I'm expecting plenty more from the lad.

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Solid enough summer on the pitch. Lets move into those competitive games.

Next Update: London City FC - August 2040
Thanks @Number 1

Thanks @Matthew C

It sure was @Shedender

Thanks @Hornets26
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London City FC - End Of Season Review 2040

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Another season comes to an end and that'd be the twenty fourth o this career now. We have had a couple of sensational seasons here at London City FC the past two seasons with the latest seeing us scoop six trophies, more on that shortly. The usual end of season review with the competitions and player stats for the year.

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Sam Wood was our main man once again, scoring fifty six goals and making the highest average rating of seven point two eight over the year as well. Wottrich picked up the most assist with eighteen this year whilst Dunn completed the most passes hitting ninety percent. Wood also scooped fourteen player of the match awards whilst Sen was our most booked player picking up twenty three yellows, Godwin was our most dismissed, picking up two reds. Competitions and what a season for us, its missing the club world championship at the bottom which we scooped. We beat Manchester United in the Community Shield at the start of the season shortly followed by beating Leverkusen in the European Super Cup. Going on to beat Everton in the EFL Cup and then Southampton in the FA Cup Final, losing the league title to Manchester United this year around. Our finances are superb, over two hundred million pounds in the bank balance whilst having over one hundred and fifty million to spend on transfers. Again I'll be looking to offload foreigners and bring in more English players to the capital city squad.

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All four goalkeepers made appearances this season as some played in the cup games where I thought we could play lesser players. Hoppe was our free scoring defender this year, netting eight times whilst making fifty one starts. Wottrich had a fine season in attacking midfield with fifteen goals and eight assists in his fifty nine starts. Andrews also played well over the year netting twenty two goals. But of course Sam Wood was the standout stats man, making sixty two starts, three sub appearances and scoring fifty six goals, setting up another seventeen as well.

Next Update: London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2040
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London City FC - Champions League Final 2040

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This time last year we were gearing up for our first ever Champions League Final after missing out on them the previous three years in the Semi Final against a fellow English club. We have beaten Manchester United in the Semi Finals the last two years now and so find ourselves seeking back to back Champions League success. It wouldn't be easy as we faced our third French side of the tournament this year, OM. Time to run down the stats before the match.

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A sensational Champions League campaign from OM sees them reach the Final having only picked up one defeat on their journey this season. They began with a group stage consisting of Everton, Steaua and Porto, remaining unbeaten picking up fourteen points and topping the group. This saw them draw to Everton twice and do the double over the other two teams. They faced Benfica in the First Knockout Round, coming back from two down in the first leg to win three nil at home. Knocking out Villarreal in the Quarter Finals two nil before beating Everton on penalties in the Semi Final following two goalless draws.

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Our run to the Final wasn't quite as smooth as OM' was but we're here nonetheless. Our group stage saw us face OM league rivals PSG, along with Valencia and Ludogorets. We went on to pick up fifteen points from our group, one point better than our Finalist however did taste defeat to Valencia. We come from behind on aggregate to beat Saint Etienne in the Second Leg of the First Knockout Round. Beat Real Madrid comfortably at home before suffering defeat which still saw us advance away. Same story against Manchester United in the Final, we lost four three away but three one at home again seeing us progress.

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We've faced OM three times, two of those competitively with one being a friendly. And it was the friendly that we lost, three one which I believe may of been either in the Championship or one of our first seasons in the Premier League. The two competitive games were last season in the Champions League group stages, beating them four nil at home and two nil on the round.

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OM finished third in Ligue 1 this season as we finished second in the Barclays Premier League but its the French side who go into the Final as the bookmakers favorites to come away with the trophy. Both sides have a handful of players missing, mainly through registration rules though so shouldn't be a problem.

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Half Time and its all but game over it'd seem. We've dominate the ball and whilst not having loads of shots, we've made the most of the ones we've taken seeing as take seven, hit the target with five and lead four nil at the interval. Sam Wood finishing his season with two first half goals, Wottrich and Dunn also both netting first half goals and surely it'll only take a miracle to bring OM back into this tie.

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Victorious London City celebrate Unbelievable sextuple! Thats the headline we're going to see on the papers tomorrow morning as we scoop our sixth trophy of the season to round it off in fine style once again. OM tried to get back in the game, pulled one back but we were just too good on the night, holding on for a superb four one victory. The only trophy we missed out on this year was the Premier League, so close to that perfect haul.

Next Update: London City FC - End of Season Round Up 2040
Unfortunately I can't see it @Shedender although United have struggled across the line the last two seasons.
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London City FC - May 2040

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And so we move into the final month of action with the league title seemingly out of reach with Manchester United leading the way with only a couple matches to go. We'd have to be perfect to catch them now and would still need favors from other teams against the Red Devils if we were to over take them. We also have the second leg of the Champions League Semi Final where we need to come back from a goal behind as well as the FA Cup Final against Southampton this month as we searched for our fifth FA Cup on the bounce,

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An all green month for us with the games you can see at least. So still we hoped the title would be on. We welcomed Manchester United in the Champions League Semi Final Second Leg and beat them three one, seeing us progress to the Final for the second year running. Three one the score on the night with Wood, Dunn and Espino all on target. Back to Premier League action we finished it with three home games, welcoming West Ham we comfortably beat them four one, Sen, Wottrich, Godwin all netting in half an hour, a second half goal for Akoli sealed the deal. Two one nils finished the season, the first saw this milestone...

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Thats correct, I've now hit one thousand three hundred matches in charge at London City and a further fifty more in charge of the England national team a few seasons ago. But we marked this game with a one nil win as Wottrich netted a first half goal. Finishing the season against third place Arsenal with our star striker Wood netting. Enough for the league title though..

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Denied our fourth league title on the bounce as Manchester United claim it with eighty nine points, a superb league season for them losing just five games, as did we in second place however somewhat four points behind them come the end. Manchester City jumped Arsenal on the final day of the season with them finishing nine and ten points behind us respectively. Chelsea, West Ham and Southampton all head into the Europa League next season.

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London City celebrate incredible quintuple! Thea headline says it all, we've gone and scooped a fifth trophy this year out of a possible seven, with one still to play as we are crowned champions of the FA Cup for a fifth year running! It was a scrappy game which saw both sides pick up seven yellow cards and both sides finish with ten men. A goalless first half came to lift in the second forty five, almost immediately as Wood fired us ahead three minutes after the break. Southampton pulled back level nine minutes later and in an even game, it was forced to Extra Time. The Saints were reduced to ten men just before half time in extra time but we didn't make the most of it. Three minutes from penalties we were reduced to ten men as Godwin picked up his second yellow in five minutes. But eventually, very late, the winner came. Wottrich striking in the only minute of injury time to secure the FA Cup!

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The Champions League Final will see us face off against French side OM. This will mean we've faced three French sides this tournament in PSG, St Etienne and OM. The Final will again come in a single post next.

Next Update: London City FC - Champions League Final 2040

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London City FC - April 2040

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Into the penultimate month of the season and it really was looking likely that we were set to lose the league title for the first time in four years! Having scooped three on the bounce, a heavily changed side over the summer has seen us struggle a little bit for consistancy and now we find ourselves trailing Manchester United by nine points with a game in hand. But the month was to be busy with FA Cup, Champions League action as well as Premier League so it'd be hard to focus on just one competition.

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Our Premier League hopes are dashed at the end of the month against Chelsea, we hold on Real Madrid just despite a tough second leg in Spain and have it all to do in the second leg against Manchester United. We kicked off the month at home against Real Madrid, winning four nil with Wottrich, Akoli, Landzaat and Sen securing a dominant first leg win. Back to Premier League action we traveled to Fulham and won two one, Wood and Bird netting. Real Madrid welcomed us in Spain and we lost three one, however it proved to be enough to see us through, Akoli netting us a late away goal too. Back in England and at home we beat Everton three nil as Hoppe and Wottrich netted in the first half, Wood netting a second half goal. An away day to a wet and windy Stoke saw us score twice in the first half to secure a two nil win, Wood and Akoli again on target. The FA Cup Semi Final saw us return to a former home, Wembley and beat Liverpool one nil thanks to a Godwin goal after seventeen minutes. For the fourth year running we drew Manchester United in the Champions League Semi Final, the First Leg away from home we lost four three, a topsy turvy game where we blew a three two lead. Wood, Dunn and Bird had netted our goals, however we just need to win one nil in the second leg and we're in the Final again. Finally ending the month against Chelsea who blew us away. We played a weaker side in preparation for the second leg of the Champions League Semi Final next.

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Manchester United still lead the way at the top of the pile and sit seven points clear of us. We occupy second, a game in hand which can close the gap on the league leaders to just four points, but with just two games remaining for the league leaders its unlikely we're going to catch them now. We could of been in with a shout had we beaten Chelsea at the end of this month. Now our attention has to turn to scooping the FA Cup and the Champions League if we're missing out on this league title.

Next Update: London City FC - May 2040
turned £25 into £225 last night, nice £200 profit for sure! Mainly on singles and a few little inplay doubles and trebles.

Think I won nearly £100 on the Luton Oxford game on 'asian corners' alone.
Those defeats really cost you as it stands, B36 will take some beating by the looks of their early GD
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London City FC - March 2040

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Four trophies secured this season and back home in our trophy cabinet before we've even played a minute of football at the start of March. To date its been a real head turning season, scooping the Community Shield, European Super Cup, Club World Championship and most recently the EFL Cup here we beat Everton in the Final last month. We now head into March trying to hunt down Manchester United at the top of the pile and close the gap as we seek our fourth Premier League title on the bounce as well as trying to recover in the Champions League and continue progressing in the FA Cup. Heres how the month unfolded.

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Another poor youth intake, I should be use to it by now, but it still annoys me. One day we will get a decent regen through. Our youth facilities are being upgraded again.

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In all honesty I can't see us winning the league title this year, I forgot about a game at the end of February so its added in now. We lost it against West Ham, a five goal thriller ending three two to the Hammers. Another trip on the road saw us go to struggling Huddersfield and draw three all, being three one up at half time we should of finished the job off. At home we welcomed Reading, winning three nil as Wood hit a brace and Akoli also struck. The FA Cup run continues as I think we're on for our fifth in a row, beating Leicester in the FA Cup Sixth Round two one, Sen and Wood striking for us. The Champions League First Knockout Round saw us turn the tie against AS Saint Etienne again, winning five nil at home as Wood hit a brace, Bird, Akoli and an own goal got us into the Quarter Finals. Two more league games to end the month, a trip to Middlesbrough saw us win two one, coming back from behind with Sen and Wood netting. Finally ending the month at home welcoming Wolves and winning three one. Wood missing through injury so Andrews took his spot and netted a brace, Landzaat also struck.

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Well, it looks like our hopes of another league title is now out of the question. Manchester United lead the way at the top of the pile, playing thirty two games and leading the group by nine points. We occupy second place, nine points behind the league leaders but do have a game in hand. I'm hoping we can close the gap and put them under some pressure on the run in. Arsenal are three points behind us with Manchester City a further pint behind.

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The Champions League Quarter Final will see us face Spanish giants and league leaders Real Madrid. The First Leg will be in London with us at home before we travel to the Spanish country a couple days later to take them on at the Bernabau. It'll be tough but we will give it our all.

Next Update: London City FC - April 2040
Its not bad as it stands @Matthew C

We definitely are this year @Shedender
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London City FC - February 2040

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We move into February and still in every competition going this year, we could scoop seven trophies this year if we remain in them all come the end of the season. We've already scooped the early season treble and this month could see u scoop our fourth trophy of the season as we face the EFL Cup Final against Everton. There are seven other matches as well, played across the Premier League, FA Cup and the Champions League returns.

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Another slow start to the month but we definitely picked the pace up and things went on. A defeat in the Champions League again leaves it all to do, we scooped the EFL Cup come the end of February. A draw against Chelsea kicked things off, coming from behind twice with Andrews and Dunn netting. We then lost three two against Premier League title rivals Manchester United. We improved as we welcomed Watford and beat them five two, seeing five different scorers with an own goal, Dunn, Bird, Andrews and Wood netting. A trip to Wales saw us beat Swansea three nil before welcoming Liverpool and beating them late on with Bird netting the only goal of the game six minutes from time. We move into FA Cup action where the Fifth Round saw us welcome Tottenham and again progress with ease, winning four two. Andrews, Wood and Bird netted in the first half, Wood had a second in the second half. A trip to France saw us lose against AS Saint-Etienne in the Champions League First Knockout Round first leg, same as we did last year, except its two nil this time.

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Quadruple secured! Everton really didn't put up much of a contest against us in the EFL Cup Final as we ran to an easy four nil victory. We battered them stats wise and come half time we led two nil. Akoli netted an early spot kick before Frik headed home a corner to see us comfortable and plane sailing early on. Second half it took a while, but with eighteen minutes to go Andrews sent us three nil up before Hoppe put the icing on the cake with our fourth late on.

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We're still fourth, but still got games in hand. We sit fourth and seven points over league leaders Manchester United as it stands, meaning if we win our two games in hand we can only go second in the league, we're going to have to work for another title with twelve games to go. Arsenal are three points ahead of us in second whilst Manchester City are level on points with us in third but have a better goal difference.

Next Update: London City FC - March 2040
Anyone else starting to think the Prem with no winter break might be a stretch too far for Klopp?

I don't get this? The winter break doesn't affect the manager as much, its the players that'd be 'affected' surely?
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London City FC - January 2040

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With the treble already secured this season it could be a glamours one for us indeed this year if we were to scoop the remaining four competitions we sit in. With another month and New Year here now, we faced the usual bunch of Premier League action, FA Cup and EFL Cup action. We could secure ourselves a spot in the EFL Cup Final next month come the end of January whilst progression through the FA Cup is the aim as well.

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The New Year has started alright, a slight blip after the opening game but we rectified that and sorted ourselves out from there on in. We welcomed Derby to kick off 2040, beating them one nil with Wood netting. The FA Cup Third Round drew us on the road against League One Hartlepool, drawing nil nil as I put out a young side. The EFL Cup Semi Final Leg One saw us travel to Middlesbrough and come back without anything, losing two one after Vaughan fired us ahead early on. Back to League action we traveled to Manchester City and beat them three two, Wood hitting a brace inside the opening twenty four minutes with Landzaat netting in between those two goals. We conceded twice but held on for the win. Welcoming Hartlepool in the FA Cup Third Round replay it was plain sailing with a stronger side to ensure we progressed, we won four nil. Three more home games followed seeing us come from behind to beat Tottenham two one with Andrews and Wood netting in the second half. We just about reached the EFL Cup Final after missing out on it last year, winning the second leg against Middlesbrough two one and requiring a shootout to see us through. We'll face Everton in the Final. Finally ending the month at home against Burnley and winning three one in the FA Cup Fourth Round, Sen, Wood and Hoppe our scorers.

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We're being made to work for the league title this year and our fourth in a row as the Club World Championship saw us four games behind our opponents now meaning all the pressure is on us to catch them up. Manchester United lead the way with fifty five points. Arsenal occupy second with fifty three whilst Manchester City sit third on fifty one points. Four points separating the top three sides having all played twenty five games. We sit fourth, seven points in front of fifth place Chelsea who have played three more than us. If we win all four of our games in hand on the top three we can move to the top of the pile and sit four points clear. Win three of the four and we'll got second on goal difference. The ball is in our court for sure.

Next Update: London City FC - February 2040

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London City FC - December 2039

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December 2039 would see us enter a competition we've never, ever played in! The Club World Championship and we will face two games in that competition during the month. It was going to be a busy winter month with seven matches all together to be played over three different competitions. We faced two Club World Championship games, One Champions League game as we had already topped the group stage whilst playing four Premier League games.

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Well a couple defeats over December but all in all it wasn't too bad, we won the Club World Championship too! It began away at Everton where an away goal and a strike from Wood secured the win. A trip to Spain saw us lose two one to Valencia after Andrews put us ahead after six minutes. The Club World Championship saw us face Al-Ahli in the Semi Final, winning that seven three as we played a heavily English side, Wottrich one of the only non Englishman, he scored twice as did Andrews. Dunn, Bird and Willis also netted for us to send us tot he Final.

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Champions and the treble secured already this season! It was a narrow game against Tigres in the Club World Championship. It was a fairly even game, Dunn netted the opener, two minutes from the break from a spot kick. We conceded in the final minute though and headed to Extra Time and penalties. But we held our nerve here scoring all our spot kicks to easily win the shootout.

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This also saw me climb to the top of the English managers hall of fame! Its been a long time coming but I'm finally there. Now to try and scale the national hall of fame as well as the world!

Back to England and Premier League action we welcomed Stoke and beat them two nil, Dunn netting before the break and an own goal late on getting us across the line. Arsenal then beat us as we traveled across London to them, losing three one with Wood netting our goal Ending the month with a trip to Southampton to win two nil as Landzaat and Akoli were on target.

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We're fourth in the league at the moment but have three games in hand over the three teams above us at this stage of the season and can go above all three and back to the top of the pile if we win all three. Manchester united lead the table, level on points with second place Arsenal and just a point above Manchester City in third.

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We were denied a perfect group stage for a second season as Valencia beat us in the final game of the groups but that didn't help them as they still finished bottom and we were already top and qualified with ease. PSG advance in second place with nine points whilst its Ludogorets who head to the Europa League for finishing third.

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For a second season we'll face French side AS Saint-Etienne in the Champions League First Knockout Round. We played them last year, losing in France before winning the second leg infront our own fans. I'm expecting us to advance as we did last year but hopefully we make it a bit easier this year around.

Next Update: London City FC - January 2040
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London City FC - November 2039

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After QPR annoyingly haulted our unbeaten run at the end of October we move into November hoping to put it right as quickly as possible. Form hasn't been a problem for us at all since sailing to the top of the Premier League, building some incredible unbeaten runs and now we aim to get a second one on the go this season. With plenty of league, Champions League and EFL Cup action this month we had the chance to keep runs going in all competitions before the Club World Championships begin next month.

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Following QPR beating us at the end of last month we bounced back in fine fashion in November with four wins and two draws from our six matches. Welcoming PSG we made it four wins from four in the Champions League with Hoppe, Andrews and Wottrish all netting for us. A goalless draw at home against Middlesbrough in the league followed as I played a slightly younger side, the same side that faced Wolves away which drew one all as Da Costa scored. Our form picked up as I reintroduced the foreign players, winning two nil against Ludogorets two nil, Landzaat and an own goal before beating Fulham at home three nil with Wottrich netting and Wood hitting his only two of the month. Ending with a spot in the EFL Semi Final as we beat WOlves in the Quarter Final two one.

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We sit second and the league seems tighter than ever after fourteen games. Our form hasn't been the greatest this year but with the introduction of so many English youngsters I was expecting us to topple a little bit. We're still very much in the title race though. Manchester City lead on goal difference with us occupying second place. The red side of Manchester are third, also level on points with us and having the same goal difference as we do whilst Arsenal are only a further point behind in fourth, however have played a game more. Spurs strangely find themselves struggling with just eleven points on the board after nineteen games.

Next Update: London City FC - December 2039
I wouldn't of thought I'd do another career after this one @ade04

Hopefully those English players can perform @b0nb0n
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London City FC - October 2039

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Unbeaten again in the opening two months of the league season and in all cup competitions to date. We move into October with the aim to try and continue our superb unbeaten run and who knows, potentially beat our current unbeaten record. Six more matches awaited us this month with four more Premier League games as well as another game in the Champions League and the EFL Cup.

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Sam Wood' on fire, your defence is terrified! Sam Woods on fire, la la la la la la la la la la la la! Our unbeaten run ends as we faced QPR for the second time in four days, but before that, five more wins on the bounce. As we kicked off the month at home against Swansea we won comfortably, five one as Sam Wood started the month as he'd go on, netting four of our five whilst Akoli converted a spot kick. It was another four for Wood in our trip to Reading where we won six four. Along with Wood' four, Landzaat converted a spot kick and Wottrich also on target. Wood made it eleven goals in three games as we traveled to France and beat PSG five three, a hatrick for the young English striker along with an own goal and another penalty, our third in as many games, converted by Akoli. Just the one for Wood as we returned home to beat Huddersfield two nil Frik also netting inside thirteen minutes. A narrow one nil win in the EFL Cup Fourth Round, Wood netting the only goal against QPR. We finished the month on a sour note, throwing away a twelve minute two goal lead after Andrews netted twice but QPR struck three second half goals.

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Top of the league though and in control by just a single point, could of been four points had we taken advantage of the leagues basement side QPR who picked up their first win of the season against us. Manchester City sit second in the league a point behind whilst Everton, Chelsea and Arsenal all sit a further two points behind in third, fourth and fifth. Manchester United a further point behind.

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Three wins from three in the Champions League and now in control of the group stage. PSG sit second, three points behind us however we've already beat them in France so confident we can get the points back at home in our next game. Valencia sit bottom and as it stands, could miss out on the Europa League spot.

Next Update: London City FC - November 2039

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London City FC - September 2039

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Following another unbeaten start to the league season we head into September hoping to continue it whilst I try and give my Englishman a bit more game time this season. We'd face a month with plenty of premier League action along with two Champions League matches as well as kicking off the EFL Cup as we looked to win it back after losing it last season.

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Well, another strong month and only drawing the one match and that was against Manchester United so can take credit from that. We welcomed Manchester City to start the month and played out a three two thriller, another brace for Wood whilst Dunn netted in the second half. A trip to Bulgaria saw us take on Ludogorets and they gave us no real competition as we started our Champions League group with a four nil win, all four ggoals in the second half as Akoli hit a hatrick and Dunn also found the net. Our only draw this month saw Manchester United come to us and end three all. A trip to Championship side Cardiff saw me rotate the side a lot. We still didn't struggle as we advanced from the EFL Cup Third Round with Godwin. Andrews and Dunn netting in the three one win. Another away trip, this time to Liverpool as we beat them two one. Wood and Andrews netting in the first half. Ending the month with a two nil win at home against Spanish side Valencia as Wood hit a brace to secure a the win.

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Big surprise to see Everton leading the way at the top of the table after seven league games. We're second, level on points with them however trailing on goal difference. We're also still unbeaten unlike Everton who have lost two already this season. Chelsea are third, also level on points with us two at the top of the table. Early days yet, but we're there or there abouts again this year.

Next Update: London City FC - October 2039
Kosovo would be gun, shocking season though @DNZY hopefully you can build on your poor season with your next job

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Its going to be tough @Shedender there are so many good, young English stars in the game yet the teams like City and Chelsea want 50-100mil for them and I'm not going to spend stupid money, we'll build it up over time, the Fofana deal defintiely helped us financially too. We are still using @VP. tactic which seems to help us go unbeaten the first half of the season before we slip away.
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London City FC - August 2039

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We move into August and aim to start the season with another strong run, the last two years we've managed to build up strong, lengthy unbeaten runs and it was time to see if we could do it again. Following the success in the Community Shield at the end of July we have the chance to 'double' our trophy count for the season as early as August as we faced the European Super Cup for the first time ever. We also face four Premier League games in August.

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A pretty confident start to the season from the boys saw us go unbeaten in the opening month with three wins and two draws. Still conceding too many as we have already seen ten goals go in our net in just five matches whilst scoring sixteen ourselves. A good trip to newly promoted Derby kicked things off where we scored all five of our goals after the break. Wood hit a hatrick whilst Wottrich struck one and Andrews was also on target.

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Champions of the European Superb Cup! It was a thriller too, we dominated the game, dominated that ball and won it late on. The game in Italy didn't disappoint as we went up against Europa League winners Leverkusen from Germany. We were behind after fourteen minutes when Borges netted only to draw level two minutes later through Wood. It went back advantage Germany when Borges hit his second in the twenty sixth minute to lead two one. However eight minutes later we had fought back again, two all, this time Hoppe netting from a corner. And we left it late to win it, Akoli coming off the bench and firing home in the final minutes.

Back to Premier League action we welcomed Southampton four days later and could only manage a one all draw, our goal coming from a Southampton player putting it in his own net, thirteen minutes from time. A trip to Watford saw the same outcome, just a point as we drew two a piece, blowing an early two goal lead built up by Wood and Andrews. But we ended the month as we started it, scoring five as we beat Spurs five three. Dunn, Sen and Andrews netting a goal each whilst Wood hit another brace, continuing his fine season to date.

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Early days yet but Chelsea lead the way with twelve points from a possible fifteen so far this season. They're the only side in the top five to have played five games so can be overtaken by unbeaten Manchester City and Arsenal if they both win their game in hand. We sit fifth at the moment on eight points as those two silly draws cost us early on. Just three of us unbeaten to this date.

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And to end, our Champions League group as we look to defend our title. It'll be hard work but we will give it a go. The group will be tough as we face Paris Saint-Germain for a third year in five in the group stage. Spanish side Valencia will also join us along with Bulgarian First League side Ludogorets. Obviously I expect us to advance from this.

**If anybody fancies their hand in kit designing I'm more than welcome for some to be submitted via PM to be used next season and of course I'll let everyone see and know its your work.

Next Update: London City FC - September 2039

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Thanks @b0nb0n I'd like to go all English and continue the save so we'll continue for now.

Thanks a lot @r96Skinner it was a superb comeback for sure in our biggest ever match. I'll definitely spend another season for sure.

I'm definitely still enjoying it @Shedender its got a few years left I think. I think I'll try and go English as well over the next few seasons.

Thanks @ade04 it'll continue for now.

It was a great way to win it @lolmappo We're continuing for now.
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London City FC - Pre Season Review 2039

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Following a strong review from you readers, the career will continue to progress especially for now at least as we have a few seasons of enjoyment in it yet. I've decided to try and bring more English blood into the capital city side and seeming we struggle to get them through our own youth academy for the past twenty three years I'll have to buy them in for now. All the summer news, transfers, squad and results on the pitch follows below. We've also launched three new kits this year after having the same ones for the past two years. Including a ghastly 'golden shirt' for our Champions League celebrations.

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Lets start at the top, Our strong run in the European Champions League has seen us move to second from eleven in the European club rankings as we sit behind only Real Madrid now, the previous competition holders. Its a great jump for us, we just now need to try and secure it. The richlist was also announced and we have moved back into the 'one billion club' and back in the top five as we sit fifth on one point one seven billion pounds. We sit behind Arsenal, Chelsea, Read Madrid and Manchester United.

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Lets start with the outgoings this year and we made some absolute mad money! I've organised it by fee as we had a lot of players leave on loan deals, free transfers etc this season so it was the best way to show it. Yacouba Fofana is out of the club for a club record of seventy three million pounds, potentially rising to ninety six million pounds. Its a shame he joins Arsenal, a league rival as he had an offer from PSG too. Alex Tagoe who has a bright future, joins Fulham for thirty million whilst Arregui who played a big part of the Champions League Final moved to Liverpool for seventeen and a half million whilst Bertolotti joins Cardiff for just over sixteen million with potential addons. Four players join this summer, total spending fifty four million which sees us make an eighty two million pound profit to date. All four players are youngsters which i hope will pull strings over the next few seasons, three of them arriving from West Ham.

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Mainly defenders brought in this summer as I felt that was where I had least Englishman, they're all young and will grow into the game getting first team football this season for sure as we won't be shipping them out on loan.

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We have a fairly big squad now, this is my senior bunch which includes some players under the age of twenty one, the Englishman I've signed with bright futures etc. But I'm planning to give them first team football this year. Four goalkeepers are now in the squad, Grabovac is transfer listed as hes had a few good years at the club but we can now get some good money for him. Still a few foreign players to dispatch however I don't want to push the whole squad out and and new faces in on day one of the changeover as it could upset it big time.

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The results from pre season look very good for us and promising with all that has been going on. A draw with Kobenhavn kicked things off but then we won our next four friendlies including a three one win over AS Monaco, the French giants couldn't cope with Sam Wood up front. Onto the Community Shield which featured in July this year...

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A repeat of last years tie except this time we got way with the trophy this time. I fielded a starting full English eleven this time around and it definately worked out here. A Sam Wood brace securing us the Community Shield again. Wood netted the quickest ever Community Shield, netting after just twenty eight seconds. And despite the stats being against us, we netted a second, seventeen minutes from time to secure a two nil win.

Next Update: London City FC - August 2039
I couldn't believe we pulled it back from two down @Number 1

It sure was @Matthew C I'm not sure yet.
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London City FC - End Of Season Review 2039

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A sensational season comes to an end, we closed season twenty three off in fine style, taking home the treble with the two biggest titles in England, the Premier League and FA Cup along with finally adding the missing piece to the trophy collection, the biggest trophy in the world. The Champions League! As we came back from two down at half time to win three two in the Final.

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Lets start on the left, the player stats. Our French international striker Thierry Akoli ended as our highest scorer for the club across all competitions as well as taking the Champions League goldenboot. He netted thirty seven goals for us this year. Fatih Sen took the highest average rating with seven point six whilst also taking the most bookings this year with fourteen. Arregui grabbed most assist with seventeen, one of those coming in the Champions League Final. Landzaat completed eighty eight percent of his passes across the season whilst Akoli picked up eight man of the matches. Onto Competitions And we scooped the treble and that pleased me especially as it was the bigger three we scooped too. Taking the Premier League title by three points, the FA Cup as we beat Manchester United in the Final and the Champions League where we mounted that superb comeback. However we couldn't defend our EFL Cup crown as Arsenal beat us by a single goal in the Semi Final whilst we also lost the Community Shield Final against Manchester United. Financially we're probably in the best state we've ever been in. We have a whopping bank balance over one hundred and thirty two million pounds as we made an apparent fifty three million pounds this season. Our transfer budget has stayed at sixty eight million pounds whilst we have three hundred and fifty thousand pounds spare in the wage budget.

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Here we go then, the end of season player stats and its been another good season from the boys. Both Wall and Grabovac have shared the sixty three games this season between them with Wall playing twenty three and Grabovac playing forty. Frik was our highest scoring defender this year, netting six from the back, Hoppe made the most appearances, playing sixty matches for us this year. Landzaat had a pretty good season in midfield, playing fifty four, setting up ten goals and scoring ten goals. Arregui set up sixteen and scored sixteen in his thirty nine matches this year whilst Akoli hit thirty seven goals in forty give games.

What next:

A - Continue to dominate the Premier League and domestic cups, aim to be the biggest team in England, overtaking the current teams who have won the most trophies in each competition. As well as trying to get a bit of dominance in the Champions League

B - Turn the club into an all Englishman club and continue to dominate

C - Play out one more season so I can play the European Super Cup, World Club Championships etc.

D - Retire the save.

Let me know what you'd like to see now, whether its time to turn the save off or continue playing

Next Update: London City FC - ... 2039
Thats what I'm hoping for too @Shedender
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London City FC - Champions League Final 2039

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Here we go then, the biggest game of our history, the biggest game ever for London City FC as we face our first ever Champions League Final. Having reached the Semi Final the last three years, losing to Manchester United in the previous two and Manchester City the year before that, we've come close but never quite there. We have only ever faced one European Final and that was the Europa League, losing to Manchester City four seasons ago. Now we go toe to toe with one of the biggest teams in Germany, in the World, Bayern Munich, could we come out on top, all the stats running up to the game.

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Bayern Munichs run to the Final has been a very strong one this year. They faced a group which included Legia, Sporting and Real Madrid, going through the group stage unbeaten with five wins and a draw from their six games. They then went on to beat Valencia four three on aggregate in the First Knockout Round. They narrowly scraped past Benfica on away goals in the Quarter Finals, picking up their only defeat in the competition in the Second Leg. Before they faced Real Madrid for the third and fourth time in the competition this season in the Semi Finals, winning the tie on penalties with both legs ending one all.

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Our run I'd say looks tougher, especially once we were out of the group stage. We went through the groups with a perfect record, picking up six wins from six as Dortmund were very poor and crashed out with only one win. St Etienne almost caused an upset beating us in the First Leg of the First Knockout Round before we beat them at home. We went on to easily dispatch Spanish giants Barcelona, six one on aggregate before finally beating Manchester United in the Semi Final, third time lucky, four two to set up the big Final.

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And so onto our head to head records with the German giants Bayern Munich and as you can see, we're unbeaten against them in four head to head ties. We first faced them in the group stage back in 2035, beating them two nil at home and three two away. The only other time we faced them was in the 2037/38 campaign where we met them in the First Knockout Round, drawing one all in Germany before beating them easily at home, three one.

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We go into the Final as favorites with the bookmakers, only just, but favorites non the least. We have just retained our league title for a third consecutive title whilst Bayern finished third in their league as they saw Schalke claim a second successive title in the Bundesliga. We are without defenders Nieto and Sen whilst attacking midfielder Wottrich was a doubt. Mazurek, Espino and Willis miss out due to not being registered.

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Half Time: We're behind to a strong starting Bayern Munich side. We've tried to do our bit on the pitch but it just hasn't pulled off, seeing Bayern hold a two nil lead at the interval. Schindler headed home from eight yards out after just sixteen minutes. We continued to press and then got caught on a counter attack and that saw Bresler tap home from inside the six yard box to double the German sides lead. We had it all to do in the second half.

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Full Time: Champions!! What a comeback! We were class out there in the second half and pressed Bayern to park the bus, playing attacking football and it paid off. An early own goal as Arregui drilled in a cross saw us back in the game only a minute into the second half. We had to wait for the equaliser though, we kept pushing but eventually Arregui slotted home at the far post, game on! Finally we took the lead with ten minutes to go, a long ball over the top from Kabongo saw Sam Wood run onto the loose ball, shrug off the defender and slot past the on rushing keeper to guide us to our first ever Champions League title and secure the treble this year.

Next Update: London City FC - End of Season Round Up 2039
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London City FC - May 2039

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And so here we go then, once again the final month of the season with the domestic side of things coming to an end. We go into the month knowing that one win will secure us the league title from the three Premier League matches we had left this month I was expecting that much at least to secure it over Manchester United again. We also faced the Red Devils over two legs in the Champions League Semi Finals and the FA Cup Final, here is how it all panned out.

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Well, we really did capitulate this month thats for sure, one win from five matches, zero wins from three Premier League matches, only games we remained unbeaten were the two Champions League legs. And thats where we start, the trip to Old Trafford saw us draw to Manchester United in the First Leg of the Champions League Semi Final. We trailed two nil at the break, trailed two nil with ten minutes to go, yet it finished two all as we went overload and saw Wood and Sen bag two away goals. A trip to Anfield in the league saw us lose one nil before returning home for the Second Leg of the Champions League Semi Final. No issues here, a brace from Wood put us in our first ever Champions League Final. But that didn't boost things in the league as we lost one nil at home to Southampton and two nil away at Manchester City, was it enough for the League title though.

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It was, somehow. Despite losing our last three matches in the league we hold on to our title. Once again it would seem Manchester United had a dreadful run in to see us take the title by three points. Somewhat ten points off the point total we got last year. Manchester United take second, Everton moved up to third with Chelsea taking fourth spot. Arsenal head into the Europa League along with Manchester City and West Ham. At the other end Leicester, Barnsley and Cardiff all miss out staying in the Premier League and return to Championship football.

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FA Cup Champions for a fourth season running and our fifth FA Cup title in six seasons! Absolutely superb for us this competition. Manchester United perhaps deserved it looking at the amount they pampered our goal but we held strong. Akoli had given us the lead in the thirty second minute, only to be ruled out by Rigby equalising a minute before the break. Guest would be the man to score the winner though, netting in the sixty seventh minute. The domestic double secured with the FA Cup and Premier League title.

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Our first ever Champions League Final will see us go up against German giants FC Bayern Munich. It'll be a tough encounter for sure, however we haven't lost to the red side in Germany in the past four head to heads in which we've faced them.

Next Update: London City FC - Champions League Final 2039