Re: *Official Football Manager Discussion Thread*
Took up the buy on Candreva for Zenit in Jan. Worth it. I did have to put Danny on the bench more often though. Also signed Vargas & Vitinho on a free. Shame I couldn't land the Lew but a couple hundred miles above my expectations.
I need to look into why my tactics never work in Europe. It is the most depressing experience ever when you can't beat Sturm Graz at home. Including double defeats to Real Betis and Schalke. But to easen the misery, clinched dat Russian Premier League. I did almost throw it away Arsenal style with a run of 0-0 draws and a defeat to closest rivals CSKA but a 4-1 away victory at Spartak on the final day, no probz.
But this Russian 4 player rule is awful. I do have players like Shirokin and Arshavin & Kerzhakov (who was incredible before an injury, my fucking luck), still need to buy like 2-3 more anyway. So with that in mind, threw the entire first year budget and a kitchen sink at Akinfeev and the entire second season budget at Korokin and Logashov. Made enough on sales of Criscito, Lombaerts, Neto and Ansaldi to sign Balanta so I'm not too fussed there.