So the transfer market is now closed and after a bit of wheeling and dealing, (i think) i'mhappy with the players i have added to the squad. Urby Emanuelson deal initially fell thru as i didn't have enough cash in the transfer budget, so tried again with a loan, and then Arsenal came and stole him off me! I did however bring back an oldie in Shaun Maloney as back up for each wing, and to also fill a spot of 'homegrown' and 'trained by the club' for Europe. Adryan is the most exciting signing for me, as i haven't signed him before, but have read rave reviews. At the moment i'm thinking of training him as a CM as i don't play with AMC, and am in need of a bit of cover there. Unfortunetly, deadline day didn't bring in any major names, but happy overall with additions
So onto the games played thru August, and with an initial shock in first Premier League game against Aberdeen (bastards kept scoring) the rest of my games have pretty much been won comfortably. Got thru to the Champion's League group stages, and have been drawn one hell of a group. But i am actually quite pleased with it, as this is what europe is all about. Group is as follows: A.C Milan, Man City and Anderlecht. Quietly confident of at least a draw away at both Milan and City (i say this atm). I have also had the best draw imaginable so early in the season for the League Cup, at home to RANGERS!!!! Bring it on!!
This is my preferred squad of 18, but every player you see in my squad will get good chances throughout the season, as i think the key to Europe, is making sure you have your strongest fittest squad possible on European match days.
Without a doubt it has to be my man Yaya Sanogo, as always for me he has been a beast. 8 goals in 4 games, one assist (not great) and 2 M.O.M. I'd like to say Big Vic Wanyama was a close second, but Yaya stormed it. Young James Forrest is also looking good. But first 'PLAYER OF THE MONTH' goes to Mr. Sanogo
Celtic 7 - 1 Debrecen (CL)
(Sanogo 2, Samaras 2, Ledley, Wanyama, O.G)
Celtic 6 - 4 Aberdeen
(Sanogo 3, Hooper 2, Izaguirre)
Debrecen 0 - 1 Celtic (CL)
Ross County 0 - 2 Celtic
Molde 1 - 3 Celtic (CL)
(Sanogo 2, Hooper)
Celtic 4 - 1 Molde (CL)
(Hooper, Watt, Sanogo, Forrest)
PLAYER OF THE MONTH
So September brings the first (hopefully of many) Old Firm derby, and the Champions League proper. Let's hope next update i have alot to shout about.