Making James Ellsworth GET MY BAGS
Join Date: Aug 2006
Re: *Official Football Manager Discussion Thread*
As I got the game I started a game as Ajax. I'm still playing that game, and have just played my first league match in the third season. Here's a summary of my game so far:
I won the Super Cup with 2-0 against Twente. In the EURO Champions Cup, I ended up in Group E with Inter, Zenit and Maccabi Haifa, but only managed to get third place even though I beat Maccabi Haifa 6-0 in the first game. Went on to the EURO Cup where I knocked out Sevilla and Rangers before getting knocked out in the Quarter Finals by Lyon. In the Dutch Cup I sadly got knocked out in the Quarter Finals as well, by Jupiler League-team Go Ahead Eagles after penalty shootout. I Won the Eredivisie 12 points clear of number two, Groningen. Mounir El Hamdoui won the Eredivisie Top Goal Scorer with 17 goals. Christian Eriksen won the award for Young Player of the Year.
My top transfers were:
Mahamadou Diarra on Free Transfer, who ended up scoring once in 21 league performances, but sadly also making only one assist
Jong Tae-Se from Bochum, who I bought in the January transfer window and he scored 5 goals in 8 league performances.
My biggest sale was Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, who left for Inter for 52,5 mill Danish Kroner
Again I won the Super Cup against NAC Breda, but penalty shootout was needed. In the EURO Champions Cup I ended up in Group F with Manchester United, Benfica and Happoel Tel-Aviv, and once again I only managed to get a third place, even though I beat all three team at home. Again went on to the EURO Cup where I knocked out both Dynamo Kiev and Paris Saint-Germain, before once again getting knocked out in the Quarter Finals, this time failing to beat Villarreal. In the Dutch Cup I disappointed by getting knocked out in Round 3 by Fortuna Sittard. In the Eredevisie I finished 3rd after PSV and Twente, with only three points separating me from PSV who won the league. Kenneth Vermeer won Goalkeeper of the Year.
My top transfers were:
Mario Mandzukic from Wolfsburg, who scored 19 goals in 29 league performances
Darron Gibson on Free Transfer, who I bought in December and he ended up scoring 4 goals in 12 league performances and had an average rating at 7.21
I also had Vedran Corluka and Patrick Van Aanholt on loan for the whole season. Corluka scored once and had an average rating and 7.60 in 21 league performances, while Van Aanholt made five assists and had an average rating at 7.67 in 26 league performances.
My biggest sale was Vurnon Anita, who left for Real Sociedad for 18 mill Danish Kroner.
I've just started my third season. I got offered the job as Denmark Under 19 manager and took it, so I have two jobs now. I've made three big sales in the pre-season:
Jan Vertonghen to Valencia for 60 mill Danish Kroner
Siem De Jong to AC Milan for 27 mill Danish Kroner
Thulani Serero to Bayern Münich for 47 mill Danish Kroner
I've also added Esteban Granero to my squad on Free Transfer, and also bought a Brazilian defender called Rafael Tolói from Goiás for 85 mill Danish Kroner