Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Jan 2007
Re: **Official Football Manager Thread**
Just started playing again recently and decided to go Newcastle. Basically bought and sold my way to 7th place by the end of the season.
Brought Arshavin, Van der Vaart and Hugo Almedia in. Hugo set Owen up for alot of goals and was a relative success, while Van Der Vaart under achieved for the 11 million I paid for him. Arshavin was a complete flop and 'hasn't settled in well' so hes put in his transfer request. As long as I get 6 mil or more for him I'm happy.
I sold Martins for 13 million to AC milan. For me the offer was too good to turn down. I also got rid of Ameobi for a few mil.
Overall it was a pretty poor season and I missed 5th place by 3 points and 6th by 1. Still this season I'm in the Euro cup and have big plans.
Already I've scrapped my whole side, selling the players over 30. I also sold Alan Smith and brought in Jermaine Defoe and Theo Walcott so I have a good bunch of strikers with those two, Owen and Almedia. Given wanted to leave and headed for Villareal so he was replaced by Craig Gordon. I sold Given for 5 million and bought Gordon for 6.5. I also brung in Giles Barnes so my squad is pretty young. I've only played 4 games this season but I sit top of the table with 12 points.