Wheel Man for SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: *Official Football Manager Discussion Thread*
Zooming through the game too fast at the moment. Addictive.
Won my third domestic double in Romania consecutively, thought it was time for some newer pastures. Headed to Ukraine, Shakhtar head coach had retired, so thought it was the ideal job. First season targets, dominate domestically, get the double and build my own team. I think I far exceeded the expectations, especially in the Champions League. But, I did benefit from an exceptionally easy run. Finished top of the group against Manchester United, Panathinaikos and Maccafi Haifa. First round knockout game was against Athletic Bilbao. Tricky away game, ended 1-1, followed by a rout in Donestsk. 4-1 on aggerate. Quarter finals, Manchester City. Went over them pretty easily, only troubles I had were when the players fitness began to take a bit of a knock, easily covered with some substitutions to run the games off. Semi finals, against, surprise, Bursaspor of Turkey. 4-3 loss away, followed by a quiet 2-0 win at home to win 5-4 on aggerate. Champions League final, 3-0 victory over Barcelona. Absolutely no fight from them at all. They were just overpowered.
4 seasons done, 4 league titles, 4 national cups, and a European run that has gone from getting gutted by Shakhtar, Lille and Barcelona in my first season, to taking over at Shakhtar, and gutting Barcelona as my revenge. I'm sure there is a story in there, somewhere.