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  1. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    JANUARY

    Eibar 5 (Guidetti 49, Zouma 53, Cosic 54, Dos Santos 81, Tejera 83)
    Numancia 1 (Zouma og29)

    If ever there was a game of two halves it was this one as we were awful in the first half and superb in the 2nd.


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    Copa del Rey 5th Round 2nd Leg
    Eibar 2 (Vadillo 2, 49)
    Sporting Gijon 1 (Perez 7)

    We have a slight advantage going into the 2nd leg but it is precarious.


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    Villarreal 1 (G. dos Santos 84)
    Eibar 2 (Ekiza 87, Vadillo 90)

    SMASH AND GRAB!!!! We were pretty poor here and only kicked into gear once they took the lead. Better late than never I suppose.

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    Copa del Rey 5th Round 2nd Leg
    Sporting Gijon 3 (Donoso 40, Bustos 57, 85)
    Eibar 3 (Moller Daehli 24, Guidetti 70, Zouma 87)
    (Eibar win 5-4 on aggregate)

    It was 2-2 and we were through when Ruben Garcia had a goal disallowed for us, then they scored which would have put them through immediately but from the restart Zouma scored to send us through.


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    Eibar 1 (Guidetti 6)
    Osasuna 0


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    Copa del Rey QF 1st Leg
    Eibar 3 (Zouma 28, Ekiza 30, Vadillo 44)
    Sevilla 1 (Juanfran 57)

    A good win this. We were without a few players so I gave young Klevze his debut.


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    Real Madrid 4 (Ronaldo 18, 90, Modric 25, Benzema 77)

    Eibar 0

    We were never going to win this match as several players were unfit due to the cup match a few days ago.


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    Copa del Rey QF 2nd Leg
    Sevilla 2 (Cisse 18, Vitolo 90)
    Eibar 3 (Vadillo 31, Moller Daehli 36, Ruben Garcia 45)
    (Eibar win 6-3 on aggregate)

    We started off very poorly and fell behind but they had a man sent-off just before the half hour mark and after that we controlled the game and won it easily enough.


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    Deportivo La Coruna 3 (Bajramovic 4, 40, 86)

    Eibar 6 (Keko 8, 11, Bergantinos og22, Guidetti 67, 85, Dos Santos 69)

    An entertaining affair!!!! Their forward, Bajramovic, is a decent regen and he terrorised us here.


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    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Num 5-1 Ronnow Patric Zouma* Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Dos Santos
    Gijon 2-1 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo* 2 Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Keko, Rusescu, Milina
    Vil 2-1 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Milina Tejera* Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Rusescu, Rochina
    Gijon 3-3 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Errasti Tejera Keko Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Guidetti Rosales, Rochina
    Osas 1-0 Ronnow Patric Zouma* Ekiza Escudero Milina Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti -
    Sev 3-1 Ronnow Patric Zouma* Ekiza Bordachev Klevze Errasti Keko Vadillo Ruben Garcia Guidetti Rochina, Rusescu
    Real M. 0-4 Ronnow Rosales Dos Santos Bordachev Escudero Milina Tejera Keko Vadillo Moller Daehli Guidetti Rusescu, Rochina, Errasti
    Sev 3-2 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Guidetti Rusescu, Rochina
    DLC 6-3 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Bordachev Milina Errasti Keko 2 Ruben Garcia Rochina Guidetti 2 Nieto, Dos Santos, Yanguas

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    SUMMARY


    This was a crazy month as we had to fit in 9 games. We did great though as we only lost 1 of them to Real Madrid and managed to pick up 7 wins. We have also progressed to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey where we will face Granada.

    I loaned out Konstantin Vassiljev and to replace him I recalled the young Sloveniain midfielder Bojan Klevze.

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    KURT ZOUMA
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    LIGA BBVA
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  2. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    FEBRUARY

    Copa del Rey SF 1st Leg
    Eibar 4 (Escudero 1, Guidetti 57, Rusescu 63, Moller Daehli 75)
    Granada 0

    This should be good enough to book a place in the final. Atletico beat Real 2-0 in the other semi!


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    Eibar 3 (Moller Daehli 5, Cosic 12, Ekiza 18)

    Granada 1 (Javi Ros 17pen)

    Granada must be getting sick of us now - 1 more to go...........


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    Copa del Rey SF 2nd Leg
    Granada 2 (Machis 40, Borja 70)
    Eibar 2 (Rusescu 30, Rochina 41)
    (Eibar win 6-2 on aggregate)

    All 3 of my subs were Danish!!! Real beat Atletico 2-0 but Atletico won on penalties.


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    Malaga 1 (Rodri 87)
    Eibar 2 (Vadillo 15, Moller Daehli 22)

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    UEFA Champions League 1st Round 1st Leg
    Eibar 3 (Ruben Garcia 11, Guidetti 61, 90pen)
    Everton 2 (Fletcher 31, McCarthy 59)

    The 2 away goals is a worry but we have the narrow lead which we must hang on to.


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    Eibar 4 (Moller Daehli 36, 62, Ruben Garcia 38, Ekiza 87)
    Real Betis 1 (Jona 17)

    We started off brilliantly and hit the woodwork 2 or 3 times and I was stunned when we fell behind but we kept our composure and played our natural game to win easily.


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    Eibar 0
    Cordoba 0

    An extremely rare nil nil draw. We should have won though as we wasted so many chances.


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    LINEUPS

    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Gran 4-0 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero* Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Milina, Rusescu
    Gran 3-1 Ronnow Rosales Zouma Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Guidetti Yanguas
    Gran 2-2 Ronnow Rosales Yanguas Dos Santos Bordachev Milina Errasti Keko Nieto Rochina Rusescu Christensen, Bach, Justesen
    Malaga 2-1 Ronnow Patric Zouma Dos Santos Escudero Cosic Milina Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Guidetti Rusescu
    Ever 3-2 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Rochina Guidetti* 2 Keko, Milina, Klevze
    Real Betis 4-1 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* 2 Guidetti Milina, Rusescu
    Cord 0-0 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Milina, Rusescu, Keko

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    SUMMARY


    A busy month which we come out from unbeaten and have a place in the Copa del Rey final against Atletico Madrid and also a slight advantage over Everton in the Champions League.

    Mats Moller Daehli was superb this month - I forgot to mention that he was named as the new European Golden Boy in January.

    Busy month in March with the youth intake of course.

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    MATS MOLLER DAEHLI

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    LIGA BBVA
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  3. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    MARCH

    Elche 1 (Bueno 32)
    Eibar 3 (Guidetti 42pen, Moller Daehli 65, Keko 87)

    Keko may not be first choice this season but he seems to score fairly regularly anyway as he now has 8 goals in the league.


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    Celta Vigo 0

    Eibar 2 (Guidetti 30, 44)

    Celta may be bottom of the league but I had to rest half my team here so I didnt expect to win so comfortably.


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    UEFA Champions League 1st Round 2nd Leg
    Everton 2 (Fletcher 51, McCarthy 58)
    Eibar 2 (Guidetti 19, Moller Daehli 74)
    (Eibar win 5-4 on aggregate)

    Through we go in to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Didnt think I would be saying that so soon when I took over.

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    Eibar 1 (Ekiza 35)
    Barcelona 2 (Deulofeu 45, Messi 73)

    We did well until we scored and then Barca went up the gears and dominated. On this performance though we are getting closer........


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    Eibar 2 (Zouma 13, Patric 40)

    Sporting Gijon 0

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    UEFA Champions League QF 1st Leg
    Eibar 2 (Moller Daehli 66, 89)
    Arsenal 3 (Giroud 1, Walcott 8, Berardi 75)

    Our terrible start killed us here which is annoying. Arsenal are a side which I admire - loads of technical players with bags of pace.


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    LINEUPS

    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Elche 3-1 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Cosic Milina Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Guidetti Keko, Errasti
    Celta Vigo 2-0 Ronnow Patric Dos Santos Yanguas Bordachev Errasti Klevze Keko Vadillo Rochina Guidetti* 2 Zouma, Rusescu, Ruben Garcia
    Ever 2-2 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Cosic Milina Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Guidetti -
    Barc 1-2 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Klevze Milina Vadillo Ruben Garcia Rochina Guidetti Bordachev, Nieto, Errasti
    Gijon 2-0 Ronnow Patric Zouma* Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Milina, Rusescu
    Arse 2-3 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* 2 Guidetti Rusescu, Keko

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    SUMMARY

    A tricky month which had it ups and downs. In the league we did ok and only lost a narrow game to Barcelona. In the Champions League we knocked out Everton before losing at home against Arsenal so it looks as though we will be going out in the quarter-finals.

    I got a new feeder side in the shape of Maccabi Tel-Aviv from Israel.

    The youth intake was rubbish in terms of the number of players good enough to keep but we did get one decent looking player in.........
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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    MATS MOLLER DAEHLI

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    LIGA BBVA
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  4. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    APRIL

    Valencia 0
    Eibar 3 (Moller Daehli 29, Guidetti 63, Vadillo 70)

    An amazing away performance and result - if only we can do it again inour next match..........


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    UEFA Champions League QF 2nd Leg

    Arsenal 4 (Giroud 36, 49, Wilshere 41, Berardi 70)
    Eibar 2 (Milina 60, Guidetti 84)
    (Arsenal win 7-4 on aggregate)

    Our European adventure is over but I have no complaints at going out ot the holders.


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    Eibar 1 (Guidetti 17)
    Atletico Madrid 1 (Mandzukic 25)

    We were pretty poor and didnt threaten at all after we took the lead.


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    Eibar 3 (Ruben Garcia 13, 14, 86)
    Sevilla 2 (Cisse 44, Vitolo 76)

    Ruben Garcia has struggled for goals this season since I have moved him out to the wing but he fired in a hat-trick here to win us the match much to my delight.


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    Copa del Rey Final
    Atletico Madrid 2 (Iborra 28, Adrian 90)
    Eibar 2 (Vadillo 29, Guidetti 72)
    (AET Eibar win 5-4 on penalties)

    WE WIN THE CUP!!!!

    This was an even game but maybe the fact I saved all my subs to put on 3 decent penalty takers won us the match.


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    Getafe 1 (Vazquez 35)

    Eibar 2 (Vadillo 64, Rusescu 88)

    Getafe are battling against relegation but caused us problems here - especially in the 1st half but Rusescu came off the bench to win it for us and confirm a spot in the Champions League for next season.


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    Athletic Bilbao 1 (Susaeta 23)
    Eibar 1 (Guidetti 51)

    We were unlucky not to win here and had a late goal disallowed but I dont mind giving Bilbao points lol


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    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Val 3-0 Ronnow Patric Zouma* Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Rosales
    Arse 2-4 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Milina Tejera Keko Vadillo Ruben Garcia Guidetti Yanguas, Klevze
    Atl M. 1-1 Ronnow Patric Dos Santos* Ekiza Bordachev Cosic Milina Keko Vadillo Moller Daehli Guidetti Errasti, Yanguas, Klevze
    Sev 3-2 Ronnow Rosales Zouma Yanguas Escudero Klevze Milina Keko Ruben Garcia* 3 Rochina Guidetti Bacaicoa, Rusescu, Errasti
    Atl M. 2-2 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Cosic Milina Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Rosales, Rochina, Rusescu
    Get 2-1 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Yanguas, Rusescu, Rochina
    Ath 1-1 Ronnow Patric Zouma* Dos Santos Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Milina, Yanguas

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    SUMMARY

    This month saw us pick up our 2nd trophy as we beat Atletico Madrid to win the Copa del Rey. It was a tight final but our depth of penalty takers out on the pitch proved to be decisive.

    We did get eliminated from the Champions League by Arsenal but I have no complaints with that and we are just seeing out the season in the league to be fair and I may give some more youngsters some game time over the next few weeks.

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    JOHN GUIDETTI
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    LIGA BBVA
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  5. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    MAY

    Numancia 2 (Vicente 21, Juanma 87)

    Eibar 0

    A horrible result and performance.

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    Eibar 5 (Ruben Garcia 1, Vadillo 12, Guidetti 26, Moller Daehli 33, Tejera 50)

    Real Sociedad 2 (Prieto 23, Castro 44)

    A much better performance as we put local rivals Real Sociedad to thel sword.

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    Eibar 2 (Vadillo 25, Tejera 36)
    Villarreal 0

    A nice easy win to end the season.


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    LINEUPS

    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Num 0-2 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Rusescu
    R. Soc 5-2 Ronnow Patric Zouma Ekiza Escudero Milina Tejera* Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Klevze
    Vill 2-0 Ronnow Patric Zouma* Ekiza Bordachev Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Bach, Christensen, Bacaicoa


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    SUMMARY


    We completed the run in with 2 decent victories and 1 horrible defeat which ended up keeping Numancia in the top flight.

    Not much else to say that wont be covered in the upcoming end of season post!!

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    SERGIO TEJERA

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  6. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    END OF SEASON POST

    Season number 3 is done and dusted and it was a decent season which was pretty similar to last season as we finished 3rd in the league and won a cup.

    In the league we got 3pts more than last season but still finished a long way off the top 2. Last year we scored 30 less and conceded 30 more than the top 2 and while we reduced the scoring defecit in half we still conceded about the same more.

    In the Copa del Rey we emerged victorious after a tight final victory over Atletico Madrid in which we won on penalties. We avoided the top 2 all tournament which helped our cause surely.

    In Europe we lost on penalties to Arsenal in the Super Cup and it was also they who eliminated us in the Champions League at the quarter final stage. We had a decent run though and scraped through our group before knocking out Everton.

    Squad wise there was some great efforts. Moller Daehli and Guidetti had excellent debut seasons while our loan star, Kurt Zouma, was also great. Cosic had a solid season for someone so young while Vadillo continued to impress. Ruben Garcia didnt quite hit the same heights as last season due to him being moved out to the wing.

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    FINAL LEAGUE TABLE

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    FIRST TEAM SQUAD

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    MY PLAYER OF THE SEASON
    MATS MOLLER DAEHLI

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    MY YOUNG PLAYER OF THE SEASON
    JUSUF COSIC
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    AWARDS WON

    Spanish Young Player of the Year - M.Moller Daehli
    Liga BBVA Team of the Year - K.Zouma, M.Moller Daehli (B.Ekiza)
    UEFA European Golden Boy - M.Moller Daehli

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    PLANS FOR THE SUMMER


    Obviously I would like us to strengthen the first team further but if I had to choose between upgrading my strike force or upgrading the stadium, I would choose the latter as we are hampered financially by our tiny stadium.

    I have been linked with the Barcelona job (which isnt available yet) and the Athletic Bilbao job is available which tugged at the old heart strings and I am tempted to add a new manager to take over their summer and strengthen their side.........

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    SD EIBAR ARE LIVE ON SKY SPORTS TOMORROW AGAINST LOCAL RIVALS REAL SOCIEDAD - CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!!
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  7. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    PRE-SEASON POST

    This summer has been incredibly difficult. I went into it planning to sell some backups and find some decent players to bring in to replace them but only half of that has been done - player recruitment has been a huge problem.

    All will now be explained...............

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    PLAYERS IN

    Only 3 so far. I signed 2 from Barcelona. Adrian Ortola came in on a free transfer and Denis Suarez came in for $550,000. Ortola will be my new backup keeper while Suarez will provide competition in the AM slots.
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    My only other signing was this kid from Sparta Prague for £55,000.
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    Now to explain the problem. It all comes down to wages!!!! I have found some players on both frees and for a decent fee and they are requesting $30k a week when my highest paid player - Mats Moller Daehli - is on $33k a week - I refuse to shatter my wage structure on squad players.

    Therefor the likes of Riulli, Vermaelen, Muniesa, Planas and Oblak can stay where they are!!!

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    PLAYERS OUT


    This was rather more successful. The biggest sale was Raul Rusescu (71/40) to Deportivo La Coruna for $4.3m which was a profit of over $3.5m. Ruben Rochina was sold to Espanyol for $2.1m which was all profit and Dani Nieto was sold to Cordoba for $1.8m. Finally Maxim Bordachev was sold to Almeria for $325,000.

    Released was Tchite, Irureta, Capa and a few youngsters while out on loan is Valle, Blazej, Zvipelj, Boudzoumou and Inigo Flano.

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    SUMMARY


    Much work lies ahead in the next few weeks!!!! I have a budget of $10m or so so there is room to make moves in the market but as things stand, to fill in the gaps in the squad, these 2 youngsters have been promoted.........
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    My starting XI will be............

    Ronnow

    Escudero - Ekiza - Yanguas - Patric

    Cosic - Tejera

    Ruben Garcia (LW) - Moller Daehli - Vadillo (RW)

    Guidetti


    So as you can see the only change is the introduction of 17y/o youth team graduate Alvaro Yanguas who is improving all the time.

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    OTHER NEWS


    FC Porto won the Champions League, which I forgot to mention. France beat England to win Euro 2016.

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    KRIS STUART IS APPOINTED AS THE NEW SPAIN MANAGER


    I honestly didnt think I would get it but I did!!!!

    Holland, Italy, Denmark, Russia, Serbia and Turkey also offered me their manager spots but I couldnt refuse the opportunity to manage Spain after they sacked Guardiola.

    I dont think any of my club players will be involved for a while lol



  8. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    AUGUST

    Real Madrid 3 (Bale 28, Ronaldo 72pen, 90)
    Eibar 1 (Guidetti 10)

    For the 2nd season in a row we open up with a match against Real Madrid and once again we get beat.


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    Spanish Super Cup Final 1st Leg
    Eibar 2 (Moller Daehli 66, Ruben Garcia 68)
    Real Madrid 3 (Diego Costa 20, Di Maria 28, Fabregas 53)

    For an hour we were awful but when I threw on my giant striker, Larsen, things changed and we even had a last minute goal disallowed.


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    Eibar 3 (Ruben Garcia 15, 56, Ekiza 48)
    Osasuna 2 (Pereira 52, 82)


    We get off the mark for the season but I am a bit concerned about conceding the 2 goals.


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    Spanish Super Cup Final 2nd Leg
    Real Madrid 5 (Diego Costa 4, 52, Di Maria 17, Bale 32, 60)
    Eibar 3 (Ekiza 51, Yanguas 55, Suarez 67)
    (Real Madrid win 8-5 on aggregate)

    I am getting sick of Real Madrid.

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    Granada 0

    Eibar 2 (Ruben Garcia 2, Guidetti 51)

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    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Real M. 1-3 Ronnow Patric Yanguas Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Suarez
    Real M. 2-3 Ronnow Patric Yanguas Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Dos Santos, Milina, Larsen
    Osas 3-2 Ronnow Patric Yanguas Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Vadillo Ruben Garcia* 2 Moller Daehli Guidetti Keko, Rosales, Larsen
    Real M. 3-5 Ronnow Patric Yanguas Ekiza Escudero Moller Daehli Errasti Keko Ruben Garcia Suarez Guidetti Dos Santos, Milina
    Gran 2-0 Ronnow Patric Yanguas Ekiza* Escudero Cosic Tejera Keko Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Telletxea, Bacaicoa

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    SUMMARY

    Not the best start to the season as we lost 3 games, even though all were against Real Madrid, but we will bounce back.

    In the Champions League we will play Arsenal, Celtic and Dinamo Moscow.

    I added a few more players into the first team squad of various abilities and previous experience................

    Clement Grenier was signed on a free transfer and I just about choked when I saw his value soar up to $15m!!!! He will be a first choice pick certainly as will be Victor Ruiz who was picked up from Valencia for $3.5m and his value rocketed up to $8.5m!!!!
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    Constant Djakpa was brought in on a free to cover the LB position.
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    Finally I brought in this great looking 16y/o Slovenian, Sanel Dzerlek from Maribor for $1m, who will be backup to Guidetti up front along with Larsen. Big things are expected from this lad.
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    Leaving the club was Jon Errasti who left to join Cordoba for $1.8m.

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    RUBEN GARCIA
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    LIGA BBVA
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  9. Excellent story as always mate.

    Is it cruel to say i'm actually enjoying it being a challenge for you for once?!

  10. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend
    Quote Originally Posted by s6dj View Post
    Excellent story as always mate.

    Is it cruel to say i'm actually enjoying it being a challenge for you for once?!
    not at all. if only i could get a bigger stadium!!!!! Eibar are at home tonight at 5.55pm on Sky Sports 5 against Sociedad. Cant wait to see them play and see the tiny stadium!
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  11. Fantastic read as per usual! I swear you could manage any side and still find the game so easy! For free agents if there wages are too high then take them in on trial then after a few days their wage demands should fall.

  12. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    SEPTEMBER

    Eibar 3 (Ruben Garcia 21, 59, Ekiza 53)
    Numancia 1 (Vicente 79)

    This was revenge for the surprise defeat via them at the end of last season.

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    UEFA Champions League Group A

    Celtic 0
    Eibar 2 (Yanguas 26, Dzerlek 44)

    I took a chance and played my backups and youngsters and they did brilliantly.

    --

    Sevilla 2 (Ibarbo 6, Guilavogui 81)

    Eibar 2 (Keko 1, Moller Daehli 5)


    I am naturally disappointed at throwing away 2pts after a perfect start but I would have taken a point before kick-off.


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    Eibar 3 (Ruben Garcia 11, Guidetti 57, Moller Daehli 90)
    Malaga 1 (Junior 2)

    We fell behind early doors but came back well to win easily.

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    Cordoba 2 (Oriol 6, Billiat 16)
    Eibar 2 (Keko 3, Ruben Garcia 35)

    Both sides had goals disallowed here and neither side was able to kill each other off. A fair result.


    --

    UEFA Champions League Group A

    Eibar 0
    Arsenal 0

    The Gunners of Spain took on the Gunners of England and it ended in an entertaining nil nil draw.


    --

    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Num 3-1 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Keko Ruben Garcia* 2 Moller Daehli Guidetti Dzerlek, Suarez, Milina
    Celtic 2-0 Ronnow Rosales Yanguas* Dos Santos Djakpa Milina Tejera Keko Suarez Klevze Dzerlek -
    Sev 2-2 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Keko Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Dzerlek, Milina, Suarez
    Mal 3-1 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Keko Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Guidetti Suarez
    Cord 2-2 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Milina Tejera Keko Ruben Garcia Suarez* Guidetti Bacaicoa, Klevze, Dzerlek
    Arse 0-0 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Djakpa Cosic Grenier Keko Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Tejera, Yanguas, Dzerlek

    --

    SUMMARY

    An unbeaten month with 3 wins and 3 draws so it wasnt too bad. Ruben Garcia has refound his form but Guidetti has struggled this season so far. As for the 4 deadline day signings they havent done too much although Dzerlek has caused the opposition problems when he was called upon.

    --

    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    MATS MOLLER DAEHLI

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    LIGA BBVA
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    SPAIN

    FIFA World Cup Quals Group 1

    Norway 0
    Spain 3 (Isco 29, Llorente 38, Pique 72)

    Lineup - De Gea, Azpilicueta, Pique*, Ramos, Alba, Busquets (Thiago), Fabregas (Koke), Pedro, Silva (Jese), Isco, Llorente

    A tough introduction to international management but we got through it with the victory.


    --

    FIFA World Cup Quals Group 1

    Spain 3 (Jese 26, Suso 46, Ramos 66)
    Kazakhstan 0

    Lineup - De Gea, Azpilicueta (Carvajal), Pique, Ramos, Alba, Busquets (Roberto), Thiago (Herrera), Jese*, Silva, Suso, Llorente

    I was missing the likes of Bartra, Fabregas, Isco and Mata amongst others here. Suso and Herrera made their debuts.

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  13. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    OCTOBER

    Eibar 2 (Keko 39, Dzerlek 54)

    Athletic Bilbao 2 (Guillermo 20, 24)

    These draws are beginning to piss me off now.

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    Eibar 4 (Daniel Alves og8, Grenier 24, Ruben Garcia 28, Vadillo 81)
    Barcelona 2 (Dongou 43, Suso 51)

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!

    Our first victory over Barcelona!!!! After drawing so many games I wasnt confident going into this game but we performed brilliantly and Clement Grenier was magnificent.


    --

    UEFA Champions League Group A

    Dinamo Moscow 2 (Popov 5pen, Chipciu 60)
    Eibar 2 (Dzerlek 26, Milina 80pen)

    I am content with a point but young striker, Dzerlek, had a winning goal disallowed.


    --

    Valencia 1 (Dzeko 14pen)
    Eibar 3 (Ruben Garcia 4, 86, Vadillo 37)

    Another huge win and great performance as Valencia were 4pts ahead of us going into the match.

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    Deportivo La Coruna 2 (Rusescu 13, Sarabia 53)
    Eibar 4 (Ruben Garcia 11, 59, Keko 33, Cosic 37)

    Another good away victory. Rusescu scored and assisted against us here but we were always in control. Ruben Garcia is in an amazing run of form.


    --

    Eibar 1 (Ruben Garcia 53)
    Almeria 0

    Almeria are rock bottom with only 2pts so I was disappointed not to win by more.


    --

    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Ath 2-2 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Yanguas Escudero Milina Tejera Keko Suarez Dzerlek Guidetti Rosales, Bacaicoa
    Barc 4-2 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier* Vadillo Ruben Garcia Suarez Guidetti Keko, Tejera
    Din M. 2-2 Ronnow Rosales Dos Santos Yanguas Djakpa Milina* Tejera Keko Suarez Klevze Dzerlek -
    Val 3-1 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ruben Garcia* 2 Moller Daehli Guidetti Yanguas, Dzerlek
    DLC 4-2 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Keko Ruben Garcia* 2 Moller Daehli Guidetti Milina, Dzerlek, Tejera
    Alm 1-0 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero* Cosic Milina Vadillo Ruben Garcia Suarez Guidetti Keko, Tejera, Klevze

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    SUMMARY


    This month was great. We got some nice wins, a couple of half decent draws but also two magnificent wins as we beat Valencia away and Barcelona at home to really put us into contention.

    Ruben Garcia has been immense this season. He has already scored more than last season and has really clicked into gear - maybe its because he wants a spot in my Spain team too!!!!

    John Guidetti though has been awful as 3 goals in 15 games suggest. God knows where I would be without Ruben Garcia's goals!!!!

    Some of you may like to know that Slovenia, with my young talents Klevze and Dzelek, lost 1-0 to San Marino in the qualifiers.........


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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    RUBEN GARCIA
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    SPAIN

    FIFA World Cup Quals Group 1
    Spain 4 (Diego Costa 24, 45, Silva 27, Pedro 30)
    Moldova 0

    Lineup - Asenjo, Azpilicueta, Pique (Inigo Martinez), Ramos, Alba, Busquets (Javi Martinez), Fabregas (Herrera), Pedro, Silva, Isco, Diego Costa*

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    FIFA World Cup Quals Group 1
    Austria 1 (Ivanschitz 24)
    Spain 5 (Fabregas 6, Isco 26, Diego Costa 36, 40, Jese 75)

    Lineup - Asenjo, Azpilicueta, Pique, Ramos, Alba, Busquets (Illarramendi), Fabregas, Pedro (Jese), Silva (Bernat), Isco, Diego Costa*

    A good result and performance.
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  15. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    NOVEMBER

    UEFA Champions League Group A
    Eibar 3 (Douglas og6, Klevze 52, Dzerlek 58)
    Dinamo Moscow 2 (Smolov 13, 18pen)

    Dzerlek continues to impress every time I play him. With Guidetti not performing it is only a matter of time before he gets a run in the side.


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    Atletico Madrid 2 (Siqueira 39pen, Griezmann 45)
    Eibar 0

    We drop down the table a bit here with this defeat - we just didnt turn up at all.

    --

    Eibar 3 (Ruben Garcia 2, Vadillo 8, Cosic 41)
    Real Betis 1 (Pozuelo 90)

    Ruben Garcia scored another screamer here with a ferocious volley from the edge of the box.

    --

    UEFA Champions League Group A

    Eibar 2 (Dzerlek 34, Larsen 62)
    Celtic 0

    This win secures qualification. The total age of my 2 goalscorers was 33!!!

    --

    Real Sociedad 2 (De la Bella 2, Ayew 23)
    Eibar 2 (Ayew og48, Vadillo 72)

    I am pleased with the fact that we battled back to get a point but I was not happy at the first half performance.


    --

    UEFA Champions League Group A

    Arsenal 3 (Wilshere 7, Giroud 12, 44)
    Eibar 1 (Guidetti 50)

    MEH!!!!

    --

    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Din 3-2 Ronnow Rosales Yanguas Dos Santos Djakpa Milina Tejera Keko Suarez Klevze Dzerlek Grenier
    Atl M. 0-2 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Yanguas, Dzerlek
    Real Betis 3-1 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ruben Garcia* Moller Daehli Dzerlek Guidetti
    Celtic 2-0 Ronnow Rosales* Yanguas Dos Santos Djakpa Milina Tejera Keko Suarez Klevze Dzerlek Bacaicoa, Larsen, Telletxea
    R. Soc 2-2 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Dzerlek Guidetti, Keko, Yanguas
    Arse 1-3 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Milina Grenier Vadillo Ruben Garcia Suarez Guidetti Keko, Rosales, Klevze

    --

    SUMMARY


    This month wasnt so good and performances dropped a little both as a collective and individually which is a worry and our league position at the end of the month is a worrying 6th place. That said, we are only 5pts off 1st place and this at the moment is looking like to be the tightest title race for a while.

    --

    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    ALVARO VADILLO

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    SPAIN


    FIFA World Cup Quals Group 1
    Spain 4 (Diego Costa 4, Fabregas 24pen, Pedro 26, 90)
    Greece 2 (Fortounis 10, Mitroglou 65)

    Lineup - De Gea, Azpilicueta (Carvajal), Pique, Ramos, Alba, Javi Martinez (Koke), Fabregas, Pedro*, Jese, Isco (Herrera), Diego Costa

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    Friendly

    Spain 4 (Jese 4, Diego Costa 6, 49, Roberto 56)
    Scotland 3 (Rhodes 35, Boyd 43, Phillips 89)

    Lineup - De Gea (Andres), Azpilicueta, Pique, Inigo Martinez, Bernat, Javi Martinez, Roberto, Pedro, Jese, Isco, Diego Costa*


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  16. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    DECEMBER

    Copa del Rey 4th Round 1st Leg
    Granada 0
    Eibar 2 (Ruben Garcia 23, Moller Daehli 45)

    This win should pretty much secure our path into the next round. I have no idea why the draw wasnt seeded as usual though.


    --

    Eibar 5 (Ruben Garcia 6pen, Vadillo 20, Grenier 28, Ekiza 73, Victor Ruiz 86)
    Elche 0

    Goals and clean sheets together!!!! What is happening here?


    --

    Copa del Rey 4th Round 2nd Leg

    Eibar 4 (Dzerlek 6, 7, 90, Bach 15)
    Granada 2 (Gomez 60, 82)
    (Eibar win 6-2 on aggregate)

    Sanel Dzerlek was on fire here - aided by his fellow countryman Bojan Klevze.

    --

    Eibar 3 (Victor Ruiz 15, Dzerlek 41, Ekiza 72)
    Villarreal 0

    A decent win. Mats Moller Daehli set up all 3 goals.

    --

    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Gran 2-0 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Yanguas Escudero Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Guidetti Keko, Milina
    Elche 5-0 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier* Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Dzerlek Milina, Yanguas
    Gran 4-2 Ronnow Rosales Bach Yanguas Djakpa Milina Tejera Keko Suarez Klevze Dzerlek* 3 Bacaicoa, Telletxea, Christensen
    Vill 3-0 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Milina Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Dzerlek Keko

    --

    SUMMARY

    A perfect month as we won all 4 games pretty easily. We progressed in the Copa del Rey and will play the only non-league side left in the tournament in the 5th round while in the Champions League Manchester City await.


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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    MATS MOLLER DAEHLI

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    LIGA BBVA
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  17. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    JANUARY

    Copa del Rey 5th Round 1st Leg

    Marino 0
    Eibar 4 (Klevze 13, 50, Suarez 76, 78)

    --

    Levante 2 (Pallardo 24, Keirrison 90)
    Eibar 2 (Moller Daehli 38, Dzerlek 60)

    This is a disappointing result but it could have been worse as they had a goal disallowed just before they equalised.


    --

    Copa del Rey 5th Round 2nd Leg
    Eibar 4 (Milina 46, Larsen 74, Suarez 78, Telletxea 83)
    Marino 1 (Victor 63)
    (Eibar win 8-1 on aggregate)

    Keko set up all 4 goals for us here.

    --

    Eibar 3 (Ekiza 44, 82, Keko 71)
    Espanyol 1 (Alamo 29)

    A decent win I suppose. Keko continues to make an impact whenever he plays as he came off the bench to score the decisive goal.


    --

    Copa del Rey QF 1st Leg

    Sevilla 1 (Moreno 57)
    Eibar 4 (Yanguas 37, Dzerlek 63, Cosic 70, Klevze 81)

    A stunning victory this, especially if you consider we were without a few key players such as Ruben Garcia, Vadillo, Grenier and Ocampos!!!!


    --

    Osasuna 1 (Guerrero 32)
    Eibar 1 (Dzerlek 22)


    I feel cheated here. Ewandro was taken down when clean through on goal in the last minute and their defender duly got sent-off but instead of a penalty we got a free-kick which was taken seemingly just over the line of the 18 yard box!!!!!


    --

    Copa del Rey QF 2nd Leg
    Eibar 2 (Gabriel Paulista og23, Keko 33)
    Sevilla 0
    (Eibar win 6-1 on aggregate)

    I am pleased that my under strength side managed to win this one.


    --

    Eibar 1 (Guidetti 88)
    Real Madrid 3 (Rodriguez 37, Benzema 43, Ronaldo 45)

    Thats our 4th meeting against Real Madrid this season and our 4th defeat. At least we won the 2nd half!


    --

    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Marino 4-0 Ronnow Rosales Bach Yanguas Djakpa Milina Tejera Keko Suarez 2 Klevze* 2 Ewandro Larsen, Dos Santos, Bacaicoa
    Lev 2-2 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Dzerlek Milina, Keko
    Marino 4-1 Ronnow Rosales Victor Ruiz Dos Santos Djakpa Milina Tejera Keko* Suarez Klevze Ewandro Telletxea, Larsen
    Esp 3-1 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza* 2 Escudero Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ocampos Moller Daehli Dzerlek Keko, Guidetti, Rosales
    Sev 4-1 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Tejera Keko Suarez Moller Daehli Dzerlek Yanguas*, Guidetti, Klevze
    Osas 1-1 Ronnow Patric Dos Santos Yanguas Escudero Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ocampos Moller Daehli Dzerlek Ewandro, Milina
    Sev 2-0 Ronnow Rosales Bach Yanguas Escudero Milina Tejera Keko* Suarez Klevze Ewandro Larsen, Telletxea, Christensen
    Real M. 1-3 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Dos Santos Yanguas Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ocampos Moller Daehli Dzerlek Guidetti, Suarez

    --

    SUMMARY


    Performance wise this month was not too bad as we got some great results in the cup, and so-so in the league which leaves us lying in 5th place which is a worry but I am confident we can finish 3rd.

    One player left the club in January as Konstantin Vassiljev went out on loan but I made one decent signing and one brilliant signing...............

    Ewandro was signed on a pre-contract deal from Sao Paulo so he arrives on a free transfer. I agreed the deal during Guidetti's dry spell (not that it has ended) but before Dzerlek's good spell and he has had his moments and should do well - I hope!!!
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    The player I am extremely excited about is Lucas Ocampos. I signed him from AS Monaco for $800,000 which is an absolute bargain. I could have signed him on a pre-contract deal but wanted him immediately and upon signing him his value shot up to $9.5m!!!!!!
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    It has taken me a time to realise it but while I am used to achieving greatness so quickly the steady progression in this save is fulfilling. My first XI cost less than $20m but would sell for nearly 5 times as much so I am improving the squad slowly but surely.

    One day world domination will be ours!!!!!

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    KEKO
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    LIGA BBVA
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  18. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    FEBRUARY

    Copa del Rey SF 1st Leg
    Eibar 2 (Patric 38, Milina 52pen)
    Elche 1 (Pedro 81)

    I took a bit of a risk here in fielding my backup players but I was confident that they would get a result and they did.


    --

    Eibar 3 (Ocampos 2, 58, 63pen)
    Granada 1 (Borja 64)

    Ocampos fired in his first goals for the club here. I will have to decide who to drop for him soon when Ruben Garcia returns from injury..........


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    Copa del Rey SF 2nd Leg

    Elche 4 (Angel 42, 59, 64, Bueno 63)
    Eibar 5 (Grenier 31, Ewandro 34, Victor Ruiz 38, Klevze 45, Dos Santos 87)
    (Eibar win 7-5 on aggregate)

    This was a crazy match in which my old striker, Angel, scored a hat-trick against us.


    --

    Numancia 2 (Vazquez 22, Moreno y Fabianesi 67)
    Eibar 5 (Vadillo 6, Moller Daehli 32, 64, 90, Tejera 83)

    A decent win as Moller Daehli finally found his scoring boots. Milina had a goal disallowed.


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    UEFA Champions League 1st Round 1st Leg

    Eibar 0
    Manchester City 1 (Kompany 52)

    Not too bad - we are still in the tie but I doubt we will go through. Both sides had a goal disallowed.


    --

    Malaga 1 (Fontas 60)
    Eibar 1 (Guidetti 84)

    --

    Eibar 2 (Ruben Garcia 32, Moller Daehli 80)
    Sevilla 1 (Curro 19)

    This was a tough win but a very pleasing one.

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    Eibar 4 (Ocampos 15, Saizar og24, Ewandro 74, 90)
    Cordoba 2 (Oriol 37, Billiat 84)

    Ewandro came off the bench to score a double as he stakes a claim to be my first choice striker.

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    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Elche 2-1 Ronnow Patric* Victor Ruiz Dos Santos Yanguas Milina Tejera Keko Suarez Klevze Ewandro Christensen, Larsen, Bach
    Gran 3-1 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Yanguas Escudero Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ocampos* 3 Moller Daehli Dzerlek Keko, Guidetti
    Elche 5-4 Ronnow Rosales Victor Ruiz Dos Santos Escudero Milina Grenier Keko Suarez Klevze Ewandro -
    Num 5-2 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Yanguas Escudero Cosic Milina Vadillo Ocampos Moller Daehli* 3 Dzerlek Guidetti, Dos Santos, Tejera
    Man City 0-1 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Yanguas Escudero Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Dzerlek Keko, Guidetti
    Malaga 1-1 Ronnow Rosales Dos Santos Yanguas Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Dzerlek Guidetti, Vadillo
    Sev 2-1 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Yanguas Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Guidetti Dzerlek, Suarez, Tejera
    Cord 4-2 Ronnow Patric Dos Santos Bach Djakpa Milina Tejera Ocampos Vadillo Suarez Guidetti Ewandro* 2, Kerr

    --

    SUMMARY

    We did well this month and scored quite a few goals despite me still not being able to decide who is my best striker midway through the season!!!!

    In the league we are currently in 2nd place but a bit off the leaders Real Madrid and in the Champions League we are 1-0 down to Man City after the first leg. We have made it to the Copa del Rey final though and we will have to beat Barcelona in the final if we are to retain the cup.

    Youth intake next month!

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    MATS MOLLER DAEHLI
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    LIGA BBVA
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  19. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    MARCH

    Athletic Bilbao 3 (Ibai Gomez 5, Escudero og6, De Marcos 75)

    Eibar 1 (Ocampos 22)

    Our nightmare start and Cosic's red card was the reasons for defeat here but I dont mind getting beat by them!!!!


    --

    UEFA Champions League 1st Round 2nd Leg
    Manchester City 1 (Isco 64)
    Eibar 1 (Moller Daehli 90)
    (Manchester City win 2-1 on aggregate)

    A good performance and to be honest we are unlucky not to go through over the 2 legs.

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    Eibar 3 (Dzerlek 8, 23, Moller Daehli 73)

    Valencia 0

    This win puts us 8pts clear of Valencia and should mean that we will finish in the top 4 this season.



    Barcelona 2 (Dongou 51, Alba 53)
    Eibar 1 (Ocampos 14)

    Our 2nd half performance was awful and stopped us from doing the double over Barcelona.


    --

    Eibar 2 (Moller Daehli 12, Guidetti 32)
    Deportivo La Coruna 1 (Rusescu 88)

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    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Ath 1-3 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Ewandro Guidetti
    Man City 1-1 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Yanguas* Escudero Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Milina, Keko, Suarez
    Val 3-0 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Milina Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Dzerlek 2 Vadillo, Keko, Yanguas
    Barc 1-2 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Yanguas Djakpa Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Vadillo Dzerlek Suarez
    DLC 2-1 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Dos Santos Escudero Milina Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Guidetti Suarez, Bach

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    SUMMARY


    This wasnt such a good month as we were knocked out of the Champions League and lost to Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao in the league to end any sort of hopes we had of winning the title.

    The youth intake was ok. 3 players were signed on but nobody to shout about unfortunately.

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    MATS MOLLER DAEHLI
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    LIGA BBVA
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    SPAIN


    FIFA World Cup Quals Group 1
    Spain 2 (Isco 18, Jese 75)
    Norway 1 (De Lanlay 69)

    Lineup - De Gea, Azpilicueta (Bartra), Pique, Ramos*, Bernat, Alba, Javi Martinez, Thiago, Ruben Garcia, Mata (Jese), Isco, Diego Costa (Llorente)

    I was a bit biased I admit in giving Ruben Garcia his debut but hey ho. Llorente missed a penalty which was hit so wide it almost went out of the stadium!!!


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  20. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    APRIL

    Almeria 2 (B.Rodriguez 54, Enrich 68)
    Eibar 6 (Victor Ruiz 11, 21, Ruben Garcia 13, Cosic 15, Ramalho og26, Moller Daehli 85)

    A great win as we blitzed them right from the start and were insatiable in front of goal. Grenier got 3 assists and Ruben Garcia got 2.


    --

    Real Betis 2 (Cedrick 26, Jona 68)
    Eibar 3 (Cosic 1, Guidetti 39, Ocampos 61)

    Plenty of goals at the moment!!!! Cosic scoring 2 in 2 is rare!!!


    --

    Eibar 5 (Ocampos 27, 31, 45, 89, Ruben Garcia 88)
    Atletico Madrid 6 (Martinez 9, 35, 85, Mandzukic 14, Griezmann 52, Iborra 54)

    This was a crazy game and no doubt that the sending-off of Victor Ruiz made us lose the game.


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    Eibar 3 (Ocampos 32, Moller Daehli 65, Ruben Garcia 82)

    Real Sociedad 2 (Canales 24, Ayew 75)

    A tough derby match but we came out on top in the end. They had a man sent-off with 5min to go.


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    Elche 0

    Eibar 3 (Moller Daehli 5, Dzerlek 56, Ocampos 60pen)

    Real drew and Barca lost so we close in on them again here. An unlikely title win is not going to happen though!!!


    --

    LINEUPS

    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Alm 6-2 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz* 2 Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Yanguas
    Real Betis 3-2 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz* Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Vadillo
    Atl M. 5-6 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos* 4 Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Guidetti Yanguas, Dzerlek, Rosales
    R. Soc 3-2 Ronnow Patric Yanguas Dos Santos Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia* Moller Daehli Guidetti Milina, Dzerlek
    Elche 3-0 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos* Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Dzerlek Vadillo

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    SUMMARY

    Goals galore this month as we hit Almeria for 6 and put 5 past Atletico Madrid and still lost!!!! Not to worry though as 3rd place is pretty much secured and there is a slim chance that we can actually split the big two for the first time.

    Lucas Ocampos was on fire this month and now has 13 goals in 17 games for me which makes him my 2nd top scorer behind Ruben Garcia in the league!

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    LUCAS OCAMPOS
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    LIGA BBVA
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  21. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    MAY

    Villarreal 2 (Capoue 2, dos Santos 88)
    Eibar 4 (Ekiza 4, Dzerlek 41, Grenier 55, Ruben Garcia 83)

    A great victory this considering we were down to 10 men early on.

    --

    Eibar 4 (Vadillo 8, Keko 24, Suarez 30, Ewandro 31)
    Levante 1 (Keirrison 85)

    I rested my first team for the upcoming cup final and my youngsters and backups beat newly relegated Levante easily. We reached the 100 goal mark here too.


    --

    Copa del Rey Final
    Barcelona 3 (Suarez 71, 90, Neymar 84)
    Eibar 4 (Dzerlek 19, 59, Moller Daehli 42, Grenier 68)

    WE RETAIN THE CUP!!!!!

    With 10min to go we were 4-1 up and thrashing them but we conceded two late goals to give them hope. A great result though.


    --

    Espanyol 2 (Matheus Alves 8, Alamo 29)
    Eibar 5 (Dzerlek 35, Jonas Gutierrez og45, Moller Daehli 54, 63, Cosic 90)

    An entertaining end to the season!!!! Cosic's goal was a beauty.


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    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Vill 4-2 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Milina Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia* Moller Daehli Dzerlek Yanguas, Keko
    Lev 4-1 Ronnow Rosales Yanguas Dos Santos Djakpa Milina Tejera Keko* Vadillo Suarez Ewandro Bacaicoa, Christensen, Klevze
    Barc 4-3 Ronnow Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Dzerlek 2 Keko, Yanguas, Milina
    Esp 5-2 Ronnow Patric Yanguas Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* 2 Dzerlek Larsen, Bach

    --

    SUMMARY


    The final month of the season was amazing as we scored 17 goals in 4 games and picked up the Copa del Rey to boot!!!!

    Despite winning our remaining games we still finished 3rd in the table but the big two know that their are a new club on their tails...........

    The Copa del Rey final was great. We surged into a 4-1 lead and it was amazing and although we conceded 2 late goals it was still a momentous moment and our 2nd win over Barca was secure.

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    SANEL DZERLEK
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  22. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    END OF SEASON

    On one hand you could say that we havent progressed as we finished 3rd for the 3rd time in a row, won the cup for the 2nd season in a row and did worse in the Champions League. However I think that this season we have taken big strides!

    In the league we finished 6pts behind the champions, Real Madrid, but we scored 105 goals which was 19 more than the champions but we conceded 60 which was more than double of Real Madrid!!! We were always going to finish 3rd and not compete with the top two but the arrival of Lucas Ocampos changed that and upon his arrival we scored far more goals as his pace and creativity added an extra edge to our play and we ended the season on top form.

    We easily won the Copa del Rey as we won every game and beat Barcelona 4-3 in the final which was far more one sided than the scoreline suggests.

    In Europe we didnt pull up any trees but performed admirably against Arsenal and Manchester City who disposed of us in the 1st knockout round.

    Player wise my youngsters have come on leaps and bounds as Yanguas, Cosic, Dzerlek and Moller Daehli excelled whille the more experienced Grenier, Ekiza, Ruben Garcia and Victor Ruiz were great also. The main disappointment was John Guidetti who really struggled and his lack of form probably cost us the title as I was always chopping and changing the striker during the season.

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    FINAL LEAGUE TABLE

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    FIRST TEAM SQUAD

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    MY PLAYER OF THE SEASON
    MATS MOLLER DAEHLI
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    MY YOUNG PLAYER OF THE SEASON
    SANEL DZERLEK

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    AWARDS


    Spanish Young Player of the Year - S.Dzerlek
    Liga BBVA Player of the Year - M.Moller Daehli
    Liga BBVA Top Spanish Scorer - Ruben Garcia
    Liga BBVA Team of the Year - B.Ekiza, Ruben Garcia, M.Moller Daehli
    UEFA European Golden Boy - M.Moller Daehli

    --

    SUMMER PLANS


    Money is going to be tight as I was just told that my transfer budget for the summer would be $1.8m!!!!!! The lack of match day revenue due to our tiny stadium is really hitting us hard and I will do well to significantly strengthen my squad.

    I am tempted to sell Grenier or Ocampos for a huge profit but I am trying to build a championship winning side and those two are key players in that.



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  23. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    PRE-SEASON

    As ever I went into the summer hoping to strengthen the squad to get closer to the level of Real and Barca and while I think I have done that with the players I have brought in, the balance of the squad may be wrong.

    All will now be explained............

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    PLAYERS IN

    Defence is where I needed to strengthen most so as you would expect I did not sign any defenders for the first team!!! I did bring in this young lad though and loaned him out straight away.
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    My biggest spend on a player was the $3.6m I gave Barcelona for their attacking midfielder Rafinha. I just cannot resist a good AM and although I didnt need him I couldnt say no at that price.
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    My best signing however, without a doubt, was Gabriel Barbosa who arrived from Atletico Madrid for a bargain $3.5m. We own 60% of the player and the 20y/o wonderkid will be a massive star for us.
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    Finally, Marco Benassi joined us from Inter Milan on a free transfer. To get a player of his quality in on a free is great but once again I didnt really need him!!!
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    PLAYERS OUT


    I received $8m from Atletico Madrid for John Guidetti (91/44) which was great considering I got him on a free a couple of summers ago. Mauro Dos Santos (72/8) left to join Osasuna for $2.4m while Jaka Zvipelj and Roberto Rosales joined Real Betis for a total of $2.9m.

    Constant Djakpa went to Cluj for $600k and I released Vassiljev, I.Flano, M.Flano, and Jonatan Valle.

    Out on loan to get experience (and to cut my wage bill) is Ewandro, Klevze, Boudzoumou, Larsen and Blazej.

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    SUMMARY


    So as you can see I sold 3 defenders and brought none in!!! I have registered my squad for the league and I had 4 non-eu players so that is why Ewandro went out on loan so I am short up front too.

    I am still paying too much wages and need to offer Moller Daehli (Barca bid $25m for him during the summer and his release clause is $27m) and Ocampos (release clause is $7.75m) new contracts so I am in the process of selling my keeper, Frederik Ronnow, for a cut price $1m.

    To be fair I had planned to sell Keko, Tejera and Suarez but I got no offers for them!!!!!

    Here is my starting XI

    Ortola

    Escudero - Ekiza - Victor Ruiz - Patric

    Cosic - Grenier

    Ruben Garcia (LW) - Moller Daehli - Ocampos (RW)

    Gabriel Barbosa


    Promoted from the U19s to add some depth to the squad is Christensen, Kerr and Telletxea while if Ronnow departs a decent prospect in goal will also get promoted.


  24. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    AUGUST

    Numancia 0
    Eibar 5 (Ruben Garcia 1, 31pen, Vadillo 6, Ekiza 38, 82)

    A fantastic start to the season as we blew Numancia away.

    --

    Spanish Super Cup 1st Leg
    Eibar 3 (Moller Daehli 9, 14, Ruben Garcia 75pen)
    Real Madrid 4 (Djordjevic 37, Rodriguez 45, Wanyama 55, Knoche 81)

    This is disappointing as we were 2-0 up and cruising.

    --

    Eibar 4 (Ocampos 29, 44, Yanguas 65, Gabriel Barbosa 73)
    Espanyol 0

    We scored 2 with 10 men here after Victor Ruiz got sent-off. Gabriel Barbosa picked up a goal on his debut.


    --

    Spanish Super Cup 2nd Leg

    Real Madrid 4 (Djordjevic 8, Rodriguez 48pen, 89, Ronaldo 90)
    Eibar 3 (Gabriel Barbosa 2, Ocampos 21, Ekiza 67)
    (Real Madrid win 8-6 on aggregate)

    Escudero's sending-off possibly cost us the cup here.


    --

    LINEUPS

    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Num 5-0 Ortola Patric Yanguas Ekiza* 2 Escudero Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ruben Garcia 2 Moller Daehli Dzerlek Benassi, Telletxea
    Real M. 3-4 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Rafinha Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* 2 Dzerlek Benassi, Yanguas, Suarez
    Esp 4-0 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos* 2 Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Yanguas
    Real M. 3-4 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Dzerlek, Yanguas, Milina

    --

    SUMMARY

    An entertaining start to the season as we got two big wins in the league and lost out twice to Real Madrid, both games being 7 goal thrillers.

    There was more transfer activity. Keko had a move to Sevilla fall through after they completed the signing of Denis Suarez from us for $5.5m. That is a $5m profit for us although his value did rocket up to $12.5m!!!!

    Frederik Ronnow left to join Cluj for $1m after he made 171 appearances for us and Danish winger Jesper Christensen was loaned out to Reims and Keko joined Villarreal on loan.

    Incoming was Kyle Naughton and Giuseppe Rossi who were brought in on free transfers and will provide cover for the full backs and striker respectively.
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    I also signed a French wonderkid on loan from Manchester City. Anas Abdellaoui will provide cover for my centre backs.
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    I recalled Belgian winger, Boudzoumou, to the club and he will be in my first team squad.

    In the Champions League we have been put in a group with Manchester United, Wolfsburg and Legia Warsaw.

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    MATS MOLLER DAEHLI

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    LIGA BBVA
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  25. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    SEPTEMBER

    Eibar 2 (Dzerlek 31, Vadillo 47)
    Real Sociedad 0

    --

    Eibar 2 (Moller Daehli 33, Vadillo 75)
    Osasuna 1 (Torres 9)

    Our 2nd successive derby victory.

    --

    UEFA Champions League Group E

    Eibar 3 (Ocampos 36pen, Ruben Garcia 43, Rafinha 90)
    VfL Wolfsburg 1 (Remy 16)

    I rested a couple of players here and we did well. Rafinha scored his first goal for the club. Man Utd drew with Legia in the other game.


    --

    Villarreal 1 (Filipe Luis 26)
    Eibar 3 (Grenier 27, Victor Ruiz 85, Moller Daehli 89)

    5 wins out of 5 in the league now............

    --

    Real Madrid 3 (Djordjevic 32, Fabregas 66, Ronaldo 87)

    Eibar 1 (Grenier 15)

    Our 100% record in the league is over as we succumb to a superior Real Madrid side.


    --

    Eibar 1 (Telletxea 78)
    Sporting Gijon 0


    Rossi had a goal disallowed but his replacement won the game for us.

    --

    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    R. Soc 2-0 Ortola Patric Yanguas* Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ruben Garcia Rafinha Dzerlek Rossi, Naughton, Tejera
    Osas 2-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Gabriel Barbosa Dzerlek, Vadillo, Rafinha
    Wolf 3-1 Ortola Patric Yanguas Ekiza Escudero Benassi Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Rafinha* Gabriel Barbosa Dzerlek, Tejera, Milina
    Vill 3-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier* Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Rossi, Milina, Dzerlek
    Real M. 1-3 Ortola Patric Abdellaoui Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Dzerlek, Benassi, Milina
    Gijon 1-0 Ortola Patric Abdellaoui Ekiza Escudero Cosic Milina Ocampos Ruben Garcia Rafinha Rossi Telletxea, Tejera, Boudzoumou

    --

    SUMMARY


    Real Madrid seem to be the only team that are able to beat us as once again they were the only side able to stop us.

    After a summer of upheaval it is only natural that some individuals have struggled but as a whole we have done great.

    Lucas Ocampos signed a new contract with the club thus getting rid of his extremely low release clause.

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    CLEMENT GRENIER

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    LIGA BBVA

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    SPAIN

    FIFA World Cup Quals Group 1
    Kazakhstan 0
    Spain 3 (Pique 7, Diego Costa 13, Ramos 49)

    Lineup - De Gea, Azpilicueta, Pique, Ramos, Alba, Koke (Oliver), Javi Martinez (Busquets), Ruben Garcia, Bernat (Mata), Fabregas*, Diego Costa

    --

    FIFA World Cup Quals Group 1
    Spain 3 (Pique 58, 64, Ramos 86)
    Austria 1 (Burger 51)

    Lineup - De Gea, Azpilicueta, Pique*, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Javi Martinez, Ruben Garcia (Isco), Bernat (Mata), Fabregas, Diego Costa (Llorente)

    This win secures qualification.



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  26. Once again klippybo finds the game way too easy! i gotta know man, what tac you using?

  27. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend
    Quote Originally Posted by saddworth View Post
    Once again klippybo finds the game way too easy! i gotta know man, what tac you using?
    Just the usual one that i always use.
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    Not finding it too easy as I havent won the title yet and the stadium is still as big as a baby tomato which impacts the clubs finances.

    Either I win the Champions League and Liga BBVA in one season soon or I will have to do a fire sale and replace my stars who were bought on the cheap with more bargain buys.

    That or a rich businessman takes over the club....................l

  28. What capacity is the stadium now mate?

    Also, do you use any PI's on your tactic or leave them to play their natural roles?

  29. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend
    Quote Originally Posted by s6dj View Post
    What capacity is the stadium now mate?

    Also, do you use any PI's on your tactic or leave them to play their natural roles?
    The stadium capacity is still only 5,250.

    No PI's just let them play as they want too
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  30. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    OCTOBER

    UEFA Champions League Group E
    Manchester United 4 (Candreva 18, Rooney 22, Van Persie 36, Powell 47)
    Eibar 2 (Boudzoumou 8, Ruben Garcia 55)

    I was missing several players here so a win was always going to be unlikely.


    --

    Eibar 4 (Ruben Garcia 29, 57, Dzerlek 45, Moller Daehli 73)
    Malaga 0

    A great performance and result. Mats Moller Daehli was fantastic and was involved in all 4 goals.


    --

    Valencia 0
    Eibar 2 (Ocampos 22, Grenier 32)

    A huge win that makes me think that a title challenge is on the cards.

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    UEFA Champions League Group E

    Eibar 3 (Boudzoumou 30, Abdellaoui 47, Rafinha 79)
    Legia Warsaw 2 (Jutkiewicz 43pen, Vilhjalmsson 63)

    I fielded a backup side here and they just about managed to win thankfully.

    --

    Sevilla 1 (Osako 3)
    Eibar 3 (Moller Daehli 5, Ocampos 49pen, Gabriel Barbosa 80)

    Another fantastic away win and performance.

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    LINEUPS

    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Man Utd 2-4 Ortola Patric Abdellaoui Bach Naughton Benassi Grenier Boudzoumou Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Dzerlek Telletxea, Tejera, Herrera
    Malaga 4-0 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia 2 Moller Daehli* Dzerlek Naughton
    Val 2-0 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier* Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Rafinha, Milina
    Legia 3-2 Ortola Naughton Abdellaoui Ekiza Yanguas Benassi Milina Boudzoumou Vadillo Rafinha* Dzerlek Herrera, Rossi, Zabalza
    Sev 3-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa* Benassi, Rafinha, Vadillo


    --

    SUMMARY


    This was a great win as we put in some really impressive performances - especially away from home - and only Man Utd were able to beat us but there were reasons behind that defeat.

    Next month will be just as tough as we will face up against Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao.

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    RUBEN GARCIA
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    LIGA BBVA

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    SPAIN

    FIFA World Cup Quals Group 1
    Moldova 0
    Spain 4 (Ruben Garcia 16, Pedro 19, Isco 34, Llorente 76)

    Lineup - De Gea, Azpilicueta, Pique, Ramos, Alba, Busquets (Javi Martinez), Fabregas, Pedro (Mata), Ruben Garcia*, Isco, Diego Costa (Llorente)

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    FIFA World Cup Quals Group 1

    Greece 1 (Samaras 16)
    Spain 3 (Isco 14, Ruben Garcia 41, Diego Costa 49)

    Lineup - De Gea, Carvajal, Pique, Ramos, Bernat, Javi Martinez, Fabregas (Thiago), Pedro, Ruben Garcia, Isco*, Diego Costa

    This win finishes off the qualification campaign in which we won every match.

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  31. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    NOVEMBER

    Eibar 2 (Gabriel Barbosa 48, Vadillo 85)
    Barcelona 1 (Messi 82)

    Our 3rd victory over Barcelona and there was late drama as Messi levelled before Vadillo struck after a quick free-kick by Moller Daehli. He then got injured and will be out for 2 months.


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    Celta Vigo 1 (Ngog 80)
    Eibar 2 (Ekiza 43, Rafinha 59)

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    UEFA Champions League Group E

    Legia Warsaw 3 (Jutkiewicz 3, 65, Larsen 90)
    Eibar 4 (Dzerlek 4, Rossi 27, Boudzoumou 36, Tyton og55)

    Another chance for my backups to impress and they came out on top here. Rossi had a goal disallowed too.


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    Athletic Bilbao 2 (Rico 5, Sola 28)
    Eibar 2 (Escudero 23, Gabriel Barbosa 73)

    I usually struggle against Athletic and this match was no different.

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    Eibar 2 (Ocampos 14, Gabriel Barbosa 36)
    Atletico Madrid 2 (Volland 45, Mandzukic 67)

    This was a nightmare of a match as we threw away a 2 goal lead and had Ekiza and Moller Daehli injured. It could have been worse as Ortola saved a late Yarmolenko penalty.


    --

    UEFA Champions League Group E

    VfL Wolfsburg 3 (Vieirinha 22, Lasogga 26, 30)
    Eibar 3 (Rafinha 7, Ruben Garcia 46, Boudzoumou 77)

    A decent point which leaves us 3pts clear of both Man Utd and Wolfsburg.

    --

    LINEUPS

    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Barc 2-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza* Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Yanguas, Benassi, Vadillo
    Celta Vigo 2-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz* Ekiza Naughton Benassi Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Rafinha Gabriel Barbosa Milina, Rossi, Boudzoumou
    Legia 4-3 Ortola Yanguas Bach Abdellaoui Naughton Benassi Milina Ocampos Boudzoumou Dzerlek* Rossi Bacaicoa, Telletxea
    Ath 2-2 Ortola Yanguas Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero* Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Dzerlek, Tejera, Boudzoumou
    Atl M. 2-2 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos* Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Boudzoumou, Abdellaoui, Benassi
    Wolf 3-3 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Abdellaoui Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Rafinha Gabriel Barbosa Boudzoumou, Dzerlek, Naughton

    --

    SUMMARY


    A very tough month in which we did brilliantly to come through it unbeaten. We got a few hard earned draws and more importantly beat Barcelona to open up a 6pt gap between ourselves and we have a great chance of splitting the top two for the first time.

    My young striker, Ewandro, who is out on loan at Real Betis is currently 2nd in the scoring charts and is tipped to win the European Golden Boy award!!!

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    BORJA EKIZA
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    LIGA BBVA
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    SPAIN

    Friendly
    Spain 0
    Argentina 3 (Messi 25pen, Lamela 59, Ferreyra 80)

    Lineup - De Gea (Ortola), Azpilicueta, Pique, Ramos (Bartra), Alba, Javi Martinez (Busquets), Fabregas (Thiago), Koke (Jese), Ruben Garcia, Isco, Diego Costa (Llorente)

    My first defeat as Spain manager. Ruben Garcia had a goal disallowed that would have made it 1-1. Ortola made his international debut here.


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    Friendly
    Spain 3 (Ramos 38, Isco 45, Victor Ruiz 82)
    Algeria 2 (Belfodil 1, Feghouli 3)

    Lineup - De Gea, Azpilicueta, Bartra (Victor Ruiz), Ramos, Alba (Bernat), Javi Martinez (Busquets), Fabregas, Koke (Jese), Ruben Garcia (Pedro), Isco, Diego Costa (Llorente)

    We were caught off guard by Algeria and quickly went 2-0 down. We battled back and Victor Ruiz came off the bench to score on his international debut.

  32. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    DECEMBER

    Eibar 3 (Ocampos 8, Escudero 20, Ruben Garcia 33)
    Getafe 0

    We were on fire in the first half and even had 2 goals disallowed.

    --

    Cordoba 1 (Nieto 44)
    Eibar 1 (Ocampos 66)

    A terrible result against the bottom side and to rub salt in the wounds it was my ex player who scored for them. Real Madrid lost though which was a bonus.


    --


    Copa del Rey 4th Round 1st Leg

    Real Valladolid 1 (Lozano 86)
    Eibar 3 (Milina 4, Escobar og38, Dzerlek 49)

    An easy win for my backups.

    --

    UEFA Champions League Group E

    Eibar 3 (Grenier 1, Moller Daehli 79, Dzerlek 90)
    Manchester United 1 (Van Persie 85)

    A great victory which confirms our qualification as group winners and eliminates Man Utd. Both sides had a man sent-off in the 2nd half.


    --

    Real Betis 2 (Zvipelj 46, Pozuelo 80)
    Eibar 2 (Ruben Garcia 4, Rafinha 79)

    More dropped points and once again a former player of mine scores against us.

    --

    Copa del Rey 4th Round 2nd Leg
    Eibar 5 (Rafinha 3, Dzerlek 6, 25, 86, Rossi 18)
    Real Valladolid 1 (Fito 76)
    (Eibar win 8-2 on aggregate)

    --

    LINEUPS

    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Get 3-0 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Rafinha* Gabriel Barbosa Milina
    Cord 1-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza* Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Rafinha Gabriel Barbosa Benassi, Milina, Dzerlek
    R. Val 3-1 Ortola Naughton Abdellaoui Bach Yanguas Benassi Milina Rafinha Boudzoumou Dzerlek* Rossi Tejera, Telletxea
    Man Utd 3-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier* Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Dzerlek, Benassi, Rafinha
    Real Betis 2-2 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Rafinha, Dzerlek, Benassi
    R. Val 5-1 Ortola Naughton Victor Ruiz Bach Yanguas Benassi Milina Rafinha Boudzoumou Dzerlek* 3 Rossi Tejera, Telletxea


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    SUMMARY


    The year of 2017 ends with us 2nd in the table, battling it out for the title and also progressing in both cup competitions and in the next rounds we will play Shakhtar Donetsk and Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League and Copa del Rey respectively.

    I managed to get Mats Moller Daehli to sign a new deal with an increased release clause of $60m which is great news.

    In the World Cup my Spanish side will face Uruguay, Saudi Arabia and Croatia.

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    SANEL DZERLEK
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    LIGA BBVA
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  33. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    JANUARY

    Eibar 4 (Ocampos 12, Gabriel Barbosa 37, 82, Ruben Garcia 66)
    Deportivo La Coruna 0

    A nice start to 2018 and hopefully this is a sign that Gabriel Barbosa will be more prolific than he has been!


    --

    Copa del Rey 5th Round 1st Leg
    Eibar 5 (Cosic 23 Ocampos 27pen, 35pen, Grenier 57, Dzerlek 80)
    Athletic Bilbao 1 (Guillermo 60)

    I am sorry Athletic, please forgive me................

    --

    Eibar 1 (Gabriel Barbosa 65)

    Granada 0

    We struggled here and Gabriel Barbosa had an early goal disallowed too.

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    Copa del Rey 5th Round 2nd Leg
    Athletic Bilbao 3 (Guillermo 3, Vidal 33, Ibai Gomez 59)
    Eibar 3 (Rafinha 81, Telletxea 86, Bach 89)
    (Eibar win 8-4 on aggregate)

    What a cmeback that was!!!! It was a bit too close for comfort towards the end though.

    --

    Eibar 3 (Gabriel Barbosa 6, Cosic 22, Shehu og80)
    Numancia 0

    An easy win as Moller Daehli picked up another 3 assists.

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    Copa del Rey 5th Round 1st Leg

    Valencia 3 (Gargano 5, 22, Dzeko 47)
    Eibar 1 (Gabriel Barbosa 56)

    We were awful here and the only saving grace was Gabriel Barbosa's away goal.

    --

    Real Sociedad 3 (Ayew 13, Canales 42, Boateng 69)

    Eibar 2 (Cosic 54, Vadillo 77)

    Another terrible performance - they had 2 goals disallowed - and it allows them to get within 4pts of us.


    --

    Copa del Rey QF 2nd Leg
    Eibar 3 (Ocampos 42, Gabriel Barbosa 55, 90)
    Valencia 1 (Vezo 86)
    (AET - agg 4-4 - Valencia win 5-4 on penalties)

    Agony!! We battled hard here and went 2-0 up, then had a Vadillo goal disallowed, before Valencia scored late on to seemingly put us out but Gabriel Barbosa struck in stoppage time to save us. It went to pens and Moller Daehli missed to send us out.


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    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    DLC 4-0 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa* 2 Benassi
    Ath 5-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos* 2 Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Dzerlek
    Gran 1-0 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz* Ekiza Escudero Benassi Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Yanguas, Rafinha, Milina
    Ath 3-3 Ortola Naughton Abdellaoui Bach Yanguas Benassi Milina Rafinha Boudzoumou Dzerlek Rossi Herrera, Bacaicoa, Telletxea*
    Num 3-0 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Gabriel Barbosa Rafinha, Vadillo
    Val 1-3 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Vadillo, Rafinha, Yanguas
    R. Soc 2-3 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Vadillo, Benassi
    Val 3-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa* 2 Vadillo, Yanguas, Dzerlek

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    SUMMARY

    This month started well but ended horribly as we lost in the league to Sociedad and after winning the Copa del Rey for the last 2 years we crashed out on penalties against Valencia. Hopefully we can bounce back next month and with Gabriel Barbosa, Vadillo and Cosic finding their form things are looking good.

    I sold Sergio Tejera to Olympiakos for $2.8m. He made 140 appearances for us and scored 17 goals and that was my only deal of the transfer window.

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    GABRIEL BARBOSA
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    LIGA BBVA
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  34. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    FEBRUARY

    Espanyol 1 (Alex Rubio 63)

    Eibar 5 (Ocampos 16, 45pen, Rafinha 62, Patric 70, Rossi 74)

    A fantastic win which gets us back on track.

    --

    Eibar 2 (Moller Daehli 10, Gabriel Barbosa 73)
    Villarreal 1 (Aquino 68)

    --

    Osasuna (Nekounam 66)
    Eibar (Victor Ruiz 36, Ocampos 69)

    We won but Ruben Garcia and Gabriel Barbosa had goals disallowed.

    --

    UEFA Champions League 1st Round 1st Leg

    Shakhtar Donetsk 0
    Eibar 1 (Grenier 31)

    I am pleased with this result as it gives us a great chance of qualifying for the quarter finals.


    --

    Sporting Gijon 0
    Eibar 2 (Ekiza 33, Moller Daehli 61)

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    LINEUPS

    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Esp 5-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Yanguas Benassi Grenier Ocampos* 2 Ruben Garcia Rafinha Gabriel Barbosa Rossi, Milina, Abdellaoui
    Vill 2-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero* Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Dzerlek, Vadillo, Benassi
    Osas 2-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz* Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Benassi, Milina
    Shak 1-0 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier* Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Dzerlek Rafinha, Telletxea
    Gijon 2-0 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Naughton Benassi Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Gabriel Barbosa Dzerlek, Vadillo, Milina

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    SUMMARY


    Any month where we win all of our games is a good month and this one was no different although we didnt manage to reduce Real Madrid's lead at the top of the table. That being said, we are a whopping 16pts clear of Barcelona so it looks as though that the big two are going to be split.

    Next month see's us have the youth intake and if I can get a really good one I may be tempted to sell some first teams players to balance the books. We are currently $13m in the red so if we sold a couple of my leading players bought on the cheap (Ocampos, Grenier, Ewandro) we would be on a sound footing financially.

    If only we could extend the stadium.................


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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    MATS MOLLER DAEHLI
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    LIGA BBVA
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  35. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    MARCH

    Eibar 1 (Grenier 24)
    Real Madrid 1 (Modric 43)

    It was imperative that we didnt lose here and we didnt!!!

    --

    Eibar 3 (Gabriel Barbosa 1, Ocampos 34, Grenier 49)
    Valencia 2 (Gil 25, Dzeko 52)

    A hard fought victory and revenge over our cup exit.

    --

    Malaga 3 (Junior 30, Fran Cruz 48, Aspas 90)

    Eibar 4 (Ocampos 19, Rafinha 39, Ruben Garcia 64, Victor Ruiz 69)

    I was without my first choice central midfield pairing and Milina who would have played too but it wasnt our creativity that was the problem - it was the defence!!!! Never mind - another victory.

    --

    UEFA Champions League 1st Round 2nd Leg
    Eibar 3 (Gabriel Barbosa 10, Rafinha 30, Vadillo 52)
    Shakhtar Donetsk 3 (Fischer 34, Fred 40, Wellington Nem 63)
    (Eibar win 4-3 on aggregate)

    Through we go....... Ekiza was awful here.

    --

    Barcelona 4 (Javi Martinez 16, 73, Messi 44, Suarez 87)
    Eibar 2 (Gabriel Barbosa 7, 28)

    I am disappointed to lose after leading twice but it shows how far we have come when we are angry at losing away to Barcelona!!!

    Javi Martinez obviously doesnt want to go to the World Cup....................lol


    --

    Eibar 3 (Patric 6, Ocampos 12pen, Moller Daehli 90)
    Sevilla 0

    A very good way to bounce back after defeat.

    --

    LINEUPS
    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Real M. 1-1 Ortola Naughton Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier* Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Rafinha, Benassi, Yanguas
    Val 3-2 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier* Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Vadillo
    Malaga 4-3 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Benassi Moller Daehli Ocampos Ruben Garcia Rafinha* Gabriel Barbosa Vadillo, Abdellaoui, Rossi
    Shak 3-3 Ortola Patric Yanguas Ekiza Naughton Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ruben Garcia Rafinha Gabriel Barbosa Bach, Rossi, Boudzoumou
    Barc 2-4 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa 2 Rafinha, Benassi, Naughton
    Sev 3-0 Ortola Patric Yanguas Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Gabriel Barbosa Naughton, Dzerlek

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    SUMMARY


    This month was extremely tough as we faced Real, Barca, Valencia, Sevilla and had a Champions League match against Shakhtar to contend with. Overall we did not too bad and I am happy with my teams efforts.

    Real Madrid should go on to win the title however as they have a 4pt lead with a game in hand. It is they who we face in the Champions League quarter finals.

    I signed this young Colombian on a free. I had agreed the deal 3 years ago when he was 15 and at the level that we were at then he looked amazing but after 3 years of not playing any football it seems as though he may be a dud?
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    As for the youth intake - it was pretty decent. This was the best player...........
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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    CLEMENT GRENIER

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    LIGA BBVA
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    SPAIN

    Friendly

    Spain 4 (Ramos 13, 48, Isco 22, Fabregas 45)
    Cyprus 2 (Christofi 18, 75)

    Lineup - De Gea, Azpilicueta (Carvajal), Pique (Victor Ruiz), Ramos*, Alba, Busquets (Romeu), Fabregas (Thiago), Pedro, Jese, Isco (Ruben Garcia), Llorente (Diego Costa)
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  36. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    APRIL

    UEFA Champions League QF 1st Leg
    Eibar 5 (Ocampos 18, Ruben Garcia 21, Gabriel Barbosa 49, Moller Daehli 77, 89)
    Real Madrid 1 (Djordjevic 69)

    OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


    --

    Eibar 5 (Ocampos 17, 56, 89pen, Milina 53pen, Ekiza 59)
    Celta Vigo 2 (Iniguez 6, Mina 86)

    Another 5 goal haul!!!!!

    --

    UEFA Champions League QF 2nd Leg
    Real Madrid 0
    Eibar 0
    (Eibar win 5-1 on aggregate)

    Into the semis we go for the first time!!!

    --

    Eibar 3 (Ruben Garcia 18, Ocampos 48, Moller Daehli 63)
    Athletic Bilbao 1 (Moran 59)

    A good win but obviously I have no pride in this victory.

    --

    Atletico Madrid 1 (Volland 34)

    Eibar 4 (Ruben Garcia 28, Escudero 58, Ekiza 74, Dzerlek 89)

    An amazing victory and one that I couldnt have dreamt of.

    --

    UEFA Champions League SF 1st Leg
    Eibar 1 (Ruben Garcia 70)
    Juventus 1 (Ferreyra 39)

    A decent result but we are by no means favourites to reach the final.

    --

    Getafe 1 (Victor Ruiz og66)

    Eibar 2 (Gabriel Barbosa 31, Ruben Garcia 90)

    --

    LINEUPS

    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Real M. 5-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* 2 Gabriel Barbosa Benassi, Abdellaoui
    Celta Vigo 5-2 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Benassi Milina Ocampos* 3 Ruben Garcia Rafinha Gabriel Barbosa Boudzoumou
    Real M. 0-0 Ortola Patric Abdellaoui Yanguas Naughton* Cosic Grenier Vadillo Rafinha Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Rossi, Bach, Dzerlek
    Ath 3-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Naughton Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Xabi
    Atl M. 4-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero* Cosic Benassi Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Dzerlek, Boudzoumou, Abdellaoui
    Juv 1-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Dzerlek, Benassi, Rafinha
    Get 2-1 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia* Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa -

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    SUMMARY


    What a month this was!!!! We got some huge victories against some top sides but obviously the highlight was the 5-1 thrashing of Real Madrid in the Champions League. We still have a chance of reaching the final but it will take a special performance to defeat Juventus away from home.

    In the league we are 7pts behind Real so with only 4 games left there will be no title for us but we are a whopping 19pts clear of Barca so the big two have been split for the first time!

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    RUBEN GARCIA
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    LIGA BBVA
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  37. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    MAY

    UEFA Champions League SF 2nd Leg
    Juventus 5 (Ferreyra 37, 55, Wilshere 49, Nastasic 57, Moreno 60)
    Eibar 5 (Ocampos 4, 90pen, Grenier 15, 82, Ruben Garcia 35)
    (Agg: 6-6, Eibar win on away goals)

    WE MAKE IT TO THE FINAL!!!!!

    What a game this was. We started off on fire and went 3up and then found ourselves 5-3 down and I was kicking myself for not going more defensive. Then Grenier scored from a free-kick and I went to an overload strategy. Moller Daehli got brought down in the box which gave us a pen and Ocampos struck it home.

    --

    Eibar 2 (Rafinha 22, Vadillo 40)
    Cordoba 1 (Borja Baston 49)

    I gave my first picks a much deserved rest here and they got the job done. Real Madrid got beat..............


    --

    Eibar 3 (Rafinha 8, Boudzoumou 22, Ocampos 58)

    Real Betis 1 (Zvipelj 76)

    Rafinha impresses every time he starts and he did so again here. Just a shame that Ruben Garcia, Moller Daehli and Ocampos are cemented in as first picks.


    --

    Deportivo La Coruna 1 (Toivonen 8pen)

    Eibar 4 (Dzerlek 46, 60, 77, 85)

    We were poor in the first half but in the 2nd half it was the Sanel Dzerlek show as he scored 4 times!!!! Real Madrid drew and the gap is down to 2pts but they will play away to already relegated Cordoba............


    --

    Granada 1 (Diarra 3)

    Eibar 3 (Vadillo 12, Ruben Garcia 49, 71)

    We did what we had to do but unfortunately so did Real Madrid as they won 1-0.

    SO CLOSE!!!!


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    UEFA Champions League Final
    Eibar 3 (Gabriel Barbosa 54, Moller Daehli 81, Ruben Garcia 89pen)
    Manchester City 0
    WE ARE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    An amazing performance this but we got a bit of luck along the way. The first half was tight but we took the lead through Gabriel Barbosa early in the 2nd half. Then Man City got a penalty which was taken by Aguero but saved by Ortola.

    What followed was constant City pressure as they bombarded our goal and struck the woodwork but Moller Daehli stole the ball off of Kompany and chipped Hart from 25 yards to seal the victory and Ruben Garcia converted a late penalty to add an extra bit of gloss to the scoreline.

    An amazing achievement.


    --

    LINEUPS

    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Juve 5-5 Ortola Patric Victor Ruiz Ekiza Escudero Cosic Grenier 2 Ocampos* 2 Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli Gabriel Barbosa Yanguas, Benassi, Dzerlek
    Cord 2-1 Ortola Naughton Abdellaoui Bach Yanguas Benassi Milina Vadillo Boudzoumou Rafinha Dzerlek Bacaicoa, Telletxea, Xabi
    Real Betis 3-1 Ortola Naughton Abdellaoui Bach Yanguas Benassi Xabi Ocampos Boudzoumou Rafinha* Dzerlek Bacaicoa, Kerr, Rossi
    DLC 4-1 Ortola Patric Abdellaoui Bach Naughton Benassi Milina Vadillo Ruben Garcia Rafinha Dzerlek* 4 Herrera, Bacaicoa
    Gran 3-1 Ortola Patric Abdellaoui Ekiza Yanguas Cosic Grenier Vadillo Ruben Garcia* 2 Moller Daehli Dzerlek Bacaicoa, Benassi, Naughton
    Man City 3-0 Ortola Naughton Victor Ruiz Ekiza Yanguas Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Moller Daehli* Gabriel Barbosa Vadillo, Dzerlek, Bach

    --

    SUMMARY


    Not much happened this month lol

    This month was incredible as we almost won the title despite being 7pts behind with 4 games to go and in the Champions League we emerged victorious after a 10 goal thriller against Juventus and a convincing victory in the final against Man City.

    The 5-5 draw against Juventus was an incredible match and one that I wont forget in a hurry as we had it won, threw it away and somehow came back from the death. In the final we rode our luck but was clinical in front of goal.

    In the league we won all of our remaining games despite putting out a backup side for a few of them and performed well but Real Madrid just stumbled over the line.

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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    RUBEN GARCIA
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  38. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    END OF SEASON POST

    A magnificent season was had!!!!! We won the Champions League to become the champions of Europe and we also split the big two as we finished miles ahead of Barcelona in the league and just short of Real Madrid.

    We improved so much in the league and managed to score over 100 goals and get 95pts which would have been enough to win the title a few times in recent seasons. We only lost 3 games and ended the season with a winning run that included big wins over Atletico Madrid and Bilbao.

    In the domestic cups we lost 4-3 to Real Madrid in both Super Cup games and we lost our 2 year grip on the Copa del Rey when Valencia knocked us out on penalties.

    The majority of the drama and excitement however arrived with the Champions League. We topped our group and in doing so beat Man Utd to knock them out completely before knocking out Shakhtar Donetsk in the first knock-out round.

    In the quarters we thumped Real Madrid 5-1 in the first leg to all but book our spot in the semis where we faced Juventus. We drew 1-1 at home and incredibly 5-5 away to go through on away goals in a topsy turvy match.

    In the final we beat Man City 3-0 to win the cup despite missing 3 defenders who would have featured!!!

    Squad wise our defence and keeper performed admirably without pulling up any trees but it was in midfield where our magic is as Grenier and Cosic had decent seasons while Rafinha, Vadillo, Ruben Garcia, Moller Daehli and Ocampos were immense all season long. Up front Gabriel Barbosa had a decent first season while Sanel Dzerlek impressed when given a chance and is developing nicely.

    The clubs finances is just in the black and fortunately upon winning the Champions League the board finally agreed to a stadium expansion - to a whopping 7,500 capacity lol.

    A special mention goes out to Ewandro who is on loan at Real Betis as he was the 2nd top scorer in the Liga BBVA with 23 goals and did fantastically well.

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    FINAL LEAGUE TABLE
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    FIRST TEAM SQUAD

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    MY PLAYER OF THE SEASON
    MATS MOLLER DAEHLI
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    MY YOUNG PLAYER OF THE SEASON
    JUSUF COSIC
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    AWARDS


    Spanish Young Player of the Year - Gabriel Barbosa
    Liga BBVA Player of the Year - M. Moller Daehli
    Liga BBVA Team of the Year - B.Ekiza, M.Moller Daehli (S.Escudero, L.Ocampos)
    UEFA Champions League Best Player - M.Moller Daehli
    UEFA Champions League Dream Team - M.Moller Daehli, L.Ocampos

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    WORLD CUP SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT AND FRIENDLIES TO FOLLOW




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  39. As always a brilliant story and what a brilliant end to the season. Massive wins. Looking forward to seeing what they money situation is going to be like for you and seeing who can be bought in.

  40. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend
    As always a brilliant story and what a brilliant end to the season. Massive wins. Looking forward to seeing what they money situation is going to be like for you and seeing who can be bought in.

    This is how things stand a few days after the season (before transfer budgets etc).................................
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    I have just offered a new contract to Benassi to get rid of his low release clause which will give him an extra 900k a year. Also I have just offered a contract to a player in Holland.

    Add on a $3m loan for the extension of the stadium, better junior coaching and training facilities and things dont look so good!!!!!
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  41. Death Ball's Avatar Death Ball
    Modern Day Legend
    Saw it coming but still amazing achievement!

  42. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend
    Quote Originally Posted by Death Ball View Post
    Saw it coming but still amazing achievement!
    We always seem to end the season strongly and we were on fire towards the end of the season there. However luck played a large part!!!!!

    I put more value in the league however. I cant claim to be the best in Europe when I cant even win the title in Spain!!!

  43. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    SPAIN

    Friendlies

    Israel 0
    Spain 5 (Pedro 9, Pique 19, 56, Thiago 29, Diego Costa 76)

    Lineup - De Gea, Azpilicueta (Carvajal), Pique*, Ramos (Inigo Martinez), Alba, Busquets (Javi Martinez), Thiago, Pedro, Muniain (Ruben Garcia), Isco (Fabregas), Llorente (Diego Costa)

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    Spain 10 (Ramos 4, Muniain 17, 46, 60, Isco 32, Diego Costa 36, Pedro 45, 49, Jese 72, Fabregas 83)
    Gibraltar 0

    Lineup
    - De Gea, Azpilicueta (Carvajal), Inigo Martinez (Bartra), Ramos, Alba (Bernat), Busquets, Koke, Pedro (Ruben Garcia), Muniain*, Isco (Fabregas), Diego Costa (Jese)

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    Australia 0

    Spain 3 (Muniain 8, 32, Pedro 30)

    Lineup - De Gea, Azpilicueta, Pique, Bartra (Ramos), Alba, Javi Martinez (Busquets), Koke (Thiago), Pedro (Ruben Garcia), Muniain*, Isco (Fabregas), Jese (Llorente)

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    2018 WORLD CUP SQUAD


    Goalkeepers
    NAME CLUB VALUE CAPS GLS
    Iker CASILLAS Real Madrid 2.6m 183 0
    David DE GEA Manchester United 21m 16 0
    Adrian ORTOLA Eibar 4.4m 1 0

    Defenders
    NAME CLUB POS VALUE CAPS GLS
    Jordi ALBA Barcelona DRL/AML 17.75m 68 8
    Cesar AZPILICUETA Chelsea DRL 28m 43 0
    Marc BARTRA Chelsea DRC 28m 32 2
    Juan BERNAT Paris Saint-Germain D/AML 27.5m 14 0
    Dani CARVAJAL Real Madrid DR 20m 13 0
    INIGO MARTINEZ Juventus DC 24m 11 0
    Gerard PIQUE Barcelona DC 4.2m 105 12
    Sergio RAMOS Real Madrid DRC 4.2m 156 18

    Midfielders
    NAME CLUB POS VALUE CAPS GLS
    Sergio BUSQUETS Barcelona MC 25m 104 0
    Cesc FABREGAS Real Madrid M/AMC/ST 24m 125 23
    ISCO Manchester City MC/AMLC 33.5m 16 8
    JAVI MARTINEZ Barcelona D/MC 24m 43 4
    KOKE Paris Saint-Germain MC/AMRLC 29.5m 18 0
    Iker MUNIAIN AS Monaco AMLC 22m 5 6
    PEDRO Chelsea AMRL 21m 64 23
    RUBEN GARCIA Eibar AMRLC 25m 11 2
    THIAGO Manchester City M/AMC 26.5m 37 4

    Forwards
    NAME CLUB POS VALUE CAPS GLS
    DIEGO COSTA Real Madrid AMRC/ST 16.75m 27 15
    JESE Borussia Dortmund AMRLC/ST 28m 13 6
    Fernando LLORENTE Juventus ST 1.9m 65 34

    Missing out - Victor Ruiz, Alvaro Vadillo (Eibar), Oriol Romeu (Paris Saint-Germain), Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid), Oliver (FC Porto), Sergi Roberto (Liverpool), Ander Herrera (AC Milan), Marvin Montoya (Newcastle United)
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    FIFA WORLD CUP 2018

    Hosts: Russia

    Group E

    Spain 3 (Ramos 41, Diego Costa 52, Muniain 74)
    Saudi Arabia 0

    Lineup
    - De Gea, Azpilicueta*, Pique, Ramos (Bartra), Alba, Busquets, Fabregas, Pedro (Ruben Garcia), Muniain, Isco (Jese), Diego Costa

    Uruguay 4-2 Croatia

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    Croatia 2 (Mandzukic 7, 45)
    Spain 2 (Muniain 40, Busquets 85)

    Lineup
    - De Gea, Azpilicueta, Pique, Ramos, Alba, Busquets (Javi Martinez), Fabregas (Thiago), Pedro, Muniain, Isco, Diego Costa (Llorente)

    After getting over 100 caps, Sergio Busquets got his first goal for Spain here.

    Saudi Arabia 0-3 Uruguay

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    Uruguay 0
    Spain 3 (Coates og51, Muniain 56, Inigo Martinez 67)

    Lineup - De Gea, Carvajal, Pique (Inigo Martinez), Ramos, Bernat, Javi Martinez, Thiago*, Pedro, Muniain, Isco (Ruben Garcia), Diego Costa (Jese)

    A very good performance that makes us qualify as group winners.

    Croatia 4-1 Saudi Arabia

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    Modern Day Legend


    FIFA WORLD CUP 2018

    2nd ROUND

    Mexico 1 (Moreno 64)
    Spain 6 (Diego Costa 28, 55, 75, Ruben Garcia 36, 47, Fabregas 62)

    Lineup - De Gea, Azpilicueta, Pique (Inigo Martinez), Bartra, Alba, Busquets (Thiago), Fabregas, Ruben Garcia (Pedro), Muniain, Isco, Diego Costa*

    A stunning victory. While I expected to win I did not expect to win so handsomely!!!!

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia
    Austria 1-4 South Korea
    Belgium 3-0 Jamaica
    Argentina 3-1 Ivory Coast
    England 3-1 Uruguay
    Germany 1-0Poland
    Turkey 2-1 France

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    QUARTER FINALS


    Spain 2 (Muniain 59, 68, Fabregas 66pen)
    Germany 0

    Lineup
    - De Gea, Azpilicueta, Pique, Ramos, Alba, Busquets (Javi Martinez), Fabregas, Ruben Garcia, Muniain*, Isco (Jese), Diego Costa (Llorente)

    Nothing happened in the 1st half so I tore into my players at the break and they responded superbly!!!!

    South Korea 0-2 Argentina
    Brazil 3-2 Belgium
    England 2-0 Turkey

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    SEMI-FINALS

    Argentina 2 (Santoro 46, Lamela 93)
    Spain 1 (Llorente 67)
    AET

    Lineup - De Gea, Carvajal, Inigo Martinez, Ramos, Bernat, Busquets (Koke), Thiago, Ruben Garcia, Muniain (Pedro), Isco, Diego Costa (Llorente)

    Disappointing. We didnt play well enough to win however and the Argentinians missed a hatful of chances.


    Brazil 0-1 England

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    3rd PLACE PLAY-OFF

    Spain 0
    Brazil 0
    AET - Spain win 4-3 on penalties

    Lineup - De Gea, Azpilicueta (Isco), Pique, Bartra, Alba, Javi Martinez, Fabregas (Koke), Pedro, Muniain, Jese, Diego Costa (Llorente)

    This game was so dull and boring but we managed to get the win.

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    FINAL


    England 0
    Argentina 1 (Lamela 1)

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    AWARDS


    Best Player - Son Heung-Min (South Korea)
    Top Scorer - Son Heung-Min (South Korea)
    Best Young Player - Enes Unal (Turkey)
    Best Goal - Giannelli Imbula (Belgium)
    Best Goalkeeper - Joe Hart (England)

    Dream Team

    Hart

    Alba - Rojo - Ramos - Peruzzi

    Son Heung-Min - Koo Ja-Cheol - Fabregas - Barkley

    Lukaku - Messi

    (Ruben Garcia, Muniain and Azpilicueta were on the bench)




  46. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend


    PRE-SEASON

    The World Cup was obviously a distraction this summer as I was busy with Spain for a month but I have still managed to ring the changes and at the moment I feel that maybe we can win the title for the first time.

    You may be surprised about some of my transfer dealings however............

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    PLAYERS IN

    I cannot claim to have discovered my best signing I am afraid as this was done by my director of football. I offered the contract but he found the guy - Sebastian Driussi. He came in from Velez Sarsfield for $3m (now valued at over $20m!!!) and he looks like a world class player yet he is not a regen and I have never seen him before!!!!
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    I signed 2 more players who will be first picks and both on free transfers. Ramon Morales is a 21y/o Mexican centre half who came in from Standard Liege and looks as though he will progress to be a world class centre half. Giannelli Imbula (scorer of the best goal in the World Cup) was brought in from Marseille and although he prefers to play in midfield I will play him at left back.
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    I further strengthened my side by signing Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona for $4.9m and Paco Alcacer from Valencia for $3.9m. Both are on the fringes of my Spain side and hopefully they will step up to the plate.
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    Finally I brought in Micah Richards on a free transfer and Javi Manquillo for $1.8m to cover for the first team while Jose Antonio Illarramendi is a decent prospect who came in for $250,000.
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    PLAYERS OUT


    This is where the surprises really kick in. Gabriel Barbosa left for Juventus in a $30m deal. I never realised that I stupidly only signed him on a 2 year deal and he wanted over
    $100k a week on a new deal which would be nearly double my next highest earner. I paid his agent $5m to buy the remaining 40% of his contract just before I sold him. I definately did not want to sell him but I had no choice.

    Keko (128/32) joined Villarreal for $4.1m, Rossi joined Nancy for $1.5m, Patric (146/4) joined Cruzeiro for $1.3m, Kyle Naughton joined Betis for $1m and David Telletxea went to Athletic Bilbao for $400,000.

    Finally I loaned out a load of players including Boudzoumou, Bach, Lindberg, Ewandro, Christensen, Larsen, Klevze, Justesen and Blazej.

    As for Ewandro, I wanted to keep him but due to only being allowed 3 players who are classed as foreigners I had to let him go and Valencia came in for him.

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    SUMMARY


    My squad is certainly stronger and now I think I have a defence that can back up my attacking prowess. This is my new first XI........

    Ortola

    Imbula - Morales - Victor Ruiz - Yanguas

    Cosic - Grenier

    Ruben Garcia (LW) - Moller Daehli - Ocampos (RW)

    Triusti


    My whole squad looks a lot stronger I feel especially when I think that the likes of Ekiza, Escudero, Dzerlek, Vadillo and Deulofeu cant get into the first XI.






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  47. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
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    AUGUST

    Eibar 3 (Driussi 43, 57pen, Vadillo 80)

    Villarreal 2 (Capel 41, Aboubakar 44)

    A tricky opening game of the season but we came out on top thanks to a great performance from Driussi who got 2 goals and 1 assist.


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    Sporting Gijon 2 (Juanto 69, Riera 75)
    Eibar 4 (Morales 53, Cosic 62, Driussi 63, Vadillo 70)

    An entertaining 2nd half!!!

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    UEFA European Super Cup
    Chelsea 5 (Willian 20, 83, Oscar 54, Hazard 64, 65)
    Eibar 3 (Driussi 36, 72, Grenier 66)

    A valiant effort but we were never going to win considering we had 2 men sent-off.


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    LINEUPS

    OPP RES GK RB CB CB LB CM CM AMR AML AMC ST SUBS
    Vill 3-2 Ortola Yanguas Victor Ruiz Morales Imbula Benassi Grenier Deulofeu Ruben Garcia Rafinha Driussi* 2 Escudero, Vadillo, Alcacer
    Gijon 4-2 Ortola Yanguas Victor Ruiz Morales Imbula Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Rafinha* Driussi Escudero, Vadillo, Deulofeu
    Che 3-5 Ortola Yanguas Victor Ruiz Morales Escudero Cosic Grenier Ocampos Ruben Garcia Rafinha Driussi 2 Manquillo, Vadillo

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    SUMMARY


    I suppose this was a decent start to the season as we won both of our league games and lost out to Chelsea in the European Super Cup - mainly due to us having 2 players sent-off.

    Sebastian Driussi has started on fire with us as he scored 5 goals in 3 games. Despite preferring to play as an AMC he has been immense as my first choice striker and hopefully he can be the catalyst towards a Liga BBVA title!!!

    In the Champions League we are in the same group as Paris Saint-Germain, Southampton and Olympiakos.

    Borja Ekiza left the club as Athletic Bilbao came in with a $3.8m offer. He made 199 appearances under me and scored 36 goals. While I wasnt trying to sell him the chance to get money for a 30y/o and at the same time strengthen Athletic Bilbao was too good to turn down!!!

    I replaced him with Ruben Duarte who came in on loan from Chelsea.
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    PLAYER OF THE MONTH
    SEBASTIAN DRIUSSI
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    LIGA BBVA
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  48. Is this story over? would love to see more

  49. KLIPPYBO's Avatar KLIPPYBO
    Modern Day Legend
    Quote Originally Posted by Yoblackcat View Post
    Is this story over? would love to see more
    Pretty much.

    However I am picking up my FM12 story - Basqueing in Bilbao - the one with Aitor Herrera in it. I am restarting it in 2024 where I have my legendary real life players (Azpilicueta, Muniain, San Jose) but also my best regens in their prime (Cidoncha, Aitor, Garcia, David) and some amazing wonderkids on the start of their career (Izurza, Garmendia, Antonio, Gutierrez, Vinas)

    Check it out peeps!!!

    http://www.fm-base.co.uk/forum/footb...-new-post.html
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  50. Sad to hear this is done, just checked the bilbao story out, hope you dont update too quickly as i will never catch up lol
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