Millwall FCFirst off I'd just like to take the time to say thank you to each of your for taking the time to check out this blog. I was contemplating blogging about this season so unfortunately I have played up to October, I'd be grateful if you comment if you guys want monthly updated or half season updates. This is my first ever Football Manager blog so suggestions to improve my content would be much appreciated!
Why Millwall you ask? I was looking for a challenge in the Championship and after looking at all the teams I decided on Millwall. They are predicted to finish 20th so I'll have a big task on my hands to finish in the top half never mind the play-offs.
Andy will be my star striker this season, he'll be playing as a poacher and I'll be looking to him to help me in my push for promotion.
Liam has the ability to control the midfield and I expect him to contribute in creating goals. I'm playing him as a central midfielder on support just now as his fitness is an issue I'm currently working on then he should be bossing midfield as a box to box midfielder.
So I was given a transfer budget of £200,000 it was quite a struggle with transfers and I had quite a weak squad, much improvement was needed therefore I sold who wasn't in my plans. Very much buy and sell, my team was very weak in defence and the midfield wasn't very attacking minded so I took this into account and went shopping.
Using a Balanced 4-2-2-2 formation on attacking mentality with shorter passing, everything else is left on default. This has been my formation for many teams and it just works for me.
Story so far
After August and September I've secured 5th place, I could be top but in the games against Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn I conceded a 90th minute goal in each game but I'm happy none the less.
My team were greatly demoralised by the 5-1 defeat to Hull but they managed to put that behind them and go on to smash Watford 6-1! I was delighted by this result. Having 4 players with a rating over 9 is incredible and is a first for me.
I feel that the team is gelling well together and we seem to have a decent form having 4 wins 3 draws and 1 loss, but being realistic I can't see this being the case all season and it will be a tough fight to try and grab a play-off spot.