Re: *Official Football Manager Discussion Thread*
Scrapped the Palermo game and started one with Aston Villa in the much more familiar EPL. Brought in Hazard and Lukaku immediately only for Lukaku to go down with a hamstring in the friendlies and miss the season opener against Liverpool, which I lost 1-0. Blackburn then beat me 1-0 and injured Hazard, although at least I had Lukaku back. After a shit first two games, minus my best player in Hazard, I managed to smash Arsenal 4-0 at the Emirates, with Heskey even managing to score as a sub. I also brought Dodo in during this week as he was the best left back I could quickly get so I don't have to play Warnock.
So a decent start thus far with me in ninth, hopefully to climb up even further with games against Wolves and Fulham next. I'm aiming to come top six so I can qualify for the Europa Cup against (got drawn in a group with Juventus this year, fml), while also giving the young players time because I have the oldest list in the league. Albrighton, Lukaku and Dodo are all starting at the moment, with Hazard to come back in eventually too. Delfouneso was also getting time until he went down injured too.
__________________michael owen @themichaelowen Dec 26
Frustrating when it takes 30 seconds to defrost the rear window of my car when its not essential yet 5 minutes to do the front.