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Pre Season 2013/14
So, i about to crack on with my first season in the BSN. i have never played with a team with such a low reputation and low budget wise. first things first establish the talent and staff at the club. well players wise there maybe 1 or 2 players that look to have promise, a RB named Ricky Hulson being the pick of a sodden bunch. major rebuilding to be done at this early stage. Now to look at the staff, of which there is none. a Chairman and Myself as manager. First things first is to hire the staff.
Transfer Budget: £0
Wage Budget : £3.14k
i decided to go for new, youthful staff for my team, Jimmy Bullard (Assistant Manager) Mamadou Seck (Coach) Neil Mellor (u18s Manager). i also chose ex-footballers to give the players that extra experince of the modern game instead of a 60/70 year old. also hired a couple of scouts.
Now for Rebuilding the squad. I deciced to start from scratch and build a completely new team, this took extensive searching through the free players database (which was very limited due to the small stature of the club). in total i signed 16 player a whole new squad but i have 0 outgoing player (i did this as they were all on £15/20 pw contracts and thought they couldn't be of any harm if i kept them around (just in case). Underneath is a list of my transfer activity up until mid August.
FC United of Manchester 0-1 Sparta Prague B
as expected a loss, was a pretty close game McKenzie missing a penalty in the 88th Minute!
MOM: Ryan Hopper
FC United of Manchester 1-2 OM reserves
Lead from a early goal up until the 70th Minute where a sending off a the back gave them space to come back and end up winning
Goalscorer: Phil Lewin
MOM: Phil Lewin
FC United of Manchester 0-1 PSG Reserves
lucky too escape with only 1 goal being conceded, a drab performance from the team against a far better opposition
MOM: Ricky Hulson
Bradford City 4-0 FC United of Manchester
very surprised at this result as i've been performing pretty well against much better opposition. not much else to say about this result only that its pre season and its a place to build from.
MOM: Jarvin Singh
Comments: pretty happy pre season that i have just been through. been performing pretty well and a good starting place to build from. Really happy with the signings of Ryan Hopper and Leon McKenzie as they have both performed really well in pre season and look to be very useful signings indeed.