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London City FC - A City On The Rise

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    London City FC - October 2039

    Unbeaten again in the opening two months of the league season and in all cup competitions to date. We move into October with the aim to try and continue our superb unbeaten run and who knows, potentially beat our current unbeaten record. Six more matches awaited us this month with four more Premier League games as well as another game in the Champions League and the EFL Cup.

    Sam Wood' on fire, your defence is terrified! Sam Woods on fire, la la la la la la la la la la la la! Our unbeaten run ends as we faced QPR for the second time in four days, but before that, five more wins on the bounce. As we kicked off the month at home against Swansea we won comfortably, five one as Sam Wood started the month as he'd go on, netting four of our five whilst Akoli converted a spot kick. It was another four for Wood in our trip to Reading where we won six four. Along with Wood' four, Landzaat converted a spot kick and Wottrich also on target. Wood made it eleven goals in three games as we traveled to France and beat PSG five three, a hatrick for the young English striker along with an own goal and another penalty, our third in as many games, converted by Akoli. Just the one for Wood as we returned home to beat Huddersfield two nil Frik also netting inside thirteen minutes. A narrow one nil win in the EFL Cup Fourth Round, Wood netting the only goal against QPR. We finished the month on a sour note, throwing away a twelve minute two goal lead after Andrews netted twice but QPR struck three second half goals.

    Top of the league though and in control by just a single point, could of been four points had we taken advantage of the leagues basement side QPR who picked up their first win of the season against us. Manchester City sit second in the league a point behind whilst Everton, Chelsea and Arsenal all sit a further two points behind in third, fourth and fifth. Manchester United a further point behind.

    Three wins from three in the Champions League and now in control of the group stage. PSG sit second, three points behind us however we've already beat them in France so confident we can get the points back at home in our next game. Valencia sit bottom and as it stands, could miss out on the Europa League spot.

    Next Update: London City FC - November 2039
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    London City FC - November 2039

    After QPR annoyingly haulted our unbeaten run at the end of October we move into November hoping to put it right as quickly as possible. Form hasn't been a problem for us at all since sailing to the top of the Premier League, building some incredible unbeaten runs and now we aim to get a second one on the go this season. With plenty of league, Champions League and EFL Cup action this month we had the chance to keep runs going in all competitions before the Club World Championships begin next month.

    Following QPR beating us at the end of last month we bounced back in fine fashion in November with four wins and two draws from our six matches. Welcoming PSG we made it four wins from four in the Champions League with Hoppe, Andrews and Wottrish all netting for us. A goalless draw at home against Middlesbrough in the league followed as I played a slightly younger side, the same side that faced Wolves away which drew one all as Da Costa scored. Our form picked up as I reintroduced the foreign players, winning two nil against Ludogorets two nil, Landzaat and an own goal before beating Fulham at home three nil with Wottrich netting and Wood hitting his only two of the month. Ending with a spot in the EFL Semi Final as we beat WOlves in the Quarter Final two one.

    We sit second and the league seems tighter than ever after fourteen games. Our form hasn't been the greatest this year but with the introduction of so many English youngsters I was expecting us to topple a little bit. We're still very much in the title race though. Manchester City lead on goal difference with us occupying second place. The red side of Manchester are third, also level on points with us and having the same goal difference as we do whilst Arsenal are only a further point behind in fourth, however have played a game more. Spurs strangely find themselves struggling with just eleven points on the board after nineteen games.

    Next Update: London City FC - December 2039
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  3. Just caught up on this save - wow!

    Also interesting to see Everton doing well with them being in the Championship a couple of years back! Any chance you can show us who is record apps/ goal scorer?

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  4. Must of taken some time Wilko so thank you for that. What records is that for, the league or our club records?
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    London City FC - December 2039

    December 2039 would see us enter a competition we've never, ever played in! The Club World Championship and we will face two games in that competition during the month. It was going to be a busy winter month with seven matches all together to be played over three different competitions. We faced two Club World Championship games, One Champions League game as we had already topped the group stage whilst playing four Premier League games.

    Well a couple defeats over December but all in all it wasn't too bad, we won the Club World Championship too! It began away at Everton where an away goal and a strike from Wood secured the win. A trip to Spain saw us lose two one to Valencia after Andrews put us ahead after six minutes. The Club World Championship saw us face Al-Ahli in the Semi Final, winning that seven three as we played a heavily English side, Wottrich one of the only non Englishman, he scored twice as did Andrews. Dunn, Bird and Willis also netted for us to send us tot he Final.

    Champions and the treble secured already this season! It was a narrow game against Tigres in the Club World Championship. It was a fairly even game, Dunn netted the opener, two minutes from the break from a spot kick. We conceded in the final minute though and headed to Extra Time and penalties. But we held our nerve here scoring all our spot kicks to easily win the shootout.

    This also saw me climb to the top of the English managers hall of fame! Its been a long time coming but I'm finally there. Now to try and scale the national hall of fame as well as the world!

    Back to England and Premier League action we welcomed Stoke and beat them two nil, Dunn netting before the break and an own goal late on getting us across the line. Arsenal then beat us as we traveled across London to them, losing three one with Wood netting our goal Ending the month with a trip to Southampton to win two nil as Landzaat and Akoli were on target.

    We're fourth in the league at the moment but have three games in hand over the three teams above us at this stage of the season and can go above all three and back to the top of the pile if we win all three. Manchester united lead the table, level on points with second place Arsenal and just a point above Manchester City in third.

    We were denied a perfect group stage for a second season as Valencia beat us in the final game of the groups but that didn't help them as they still finished bottom and we were already top and qualified with ease. PSG advance in second place with nine points whilst its Ludogorets who head to the Europa League for finishing third.

    For a second season we'll face French side AS Saint-Etienne in the Champions League First Knockout Round. We played them last year, losing in France before winning the second leg infront our own fans. I'm expecting us to advance as we did last year but hopefully we make it a bit easier this year around.

    Next Update: London City FC - January 2040
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    London City FC - January 2040

    With the treble already secured this season it could be a glamours one for us indeed this year if we were to scoop the remaining four competitions we sit in. With another month and New Year here now, we faced the usual bunch of Premier League action, FA Cup and EFL Cup action. We could secure ourselves a spot in the EFL Cup Final next month come the end of January whilst progression through the FA Cup is the aim as well.

    The New Year has started alright, a slight blip after the opening game but we rectified that and sorted ourselves out from there on in. We welcomed Derby to kick off 2040, beating them one nil with Wood netting. The FA Cup Third Round drew us on the road against League One Hartlepool, drawing nil nil as I put out a young side. The EFL Cup Semi Final Leg One saw us travel to Middlesbrough and come back without anything, losing two one after Vaughan fired us ahead early on. Back to League action we traveled to Manchester City and beat them three two, Wood hitting a brace inside the opening twenty four minutes with Landzaat netting in between those two goals. We conceded twice but held on for the win. Welcoming Hartlepool in the FA Cup Third Round replay it was plain sailing with a stronger side to ensure we progressed, we won four nil. Three more home games followed seeing us come from behind to beat Tottenham two one with Andrews and Wood netting in the second half. We just about reached the EFL Cup Final after missing out on it last year, winning the second leg against Middlesbrough two one and requiring a shootout to see us through. We'll face Everton in the Final. Finally ending the month at home against Burnley and winning three one in the FA Cup Fourth Round, Sen, Wood and Hoppe our scorers.

    We're being made to work for the league title this year and our fourth in a row as the Club World Championship saw us four games behind our opponents now meaning all the pressure is on us to catch them up. Manchester United lead the way with fifty five points. Arsenal occupy second with fifty three whilst Manchester City sit third on fifty one points. Four points separating the top three sides having all played twenty five games. We sit fourth, seven points in front of fifth place Chelsea who have played three more than us. If we win all four of our games in hand on the top three we can move to the top of the pile and sit four points clear. Win three of the four and we'll got second on goal difference. The ball is in our court for sure.

    Next Update: London City FC - February 2040
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  6. Finally finished reading all this, what an incredible save. Truly one of the best I've seen on this website and I've been knocking about on here for about 5 years! Awesome stuff mate.
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  7. Just finished reading. Truly one of the best saves i've read on this website. Can you have a screenshot of all the clubs records like most appearances, highest goal scorer .etc
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  8. Bloody hell that must of taken some time Sam91 I appreciate that! Thanks for the kind words.

    Thanks very much CC225 I appreciate the kind words. Certainly here are the records of the club: Records 1Records 2
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    London City FC - February 2040

    We move into February and still in every competition going this year, we could scoop seven trophies this year if we remain in them all come the end of the season. We've already scooped the early season treble and this month could see u scoop our fourth trophy of the season as we face the EFL Cup Final against Everton. There are seven other matches as well, played across the Premier League, FA Cup and the Champions League returns.

    Another slow start to the month but we definitely picked the pace up and things went on. A defeat in the Champions League again leaves it all to do, we scooped the EFL Cup come the end of February. A draw against Chelsea kicked things off, coming from behind twice with Andrews and Dunn netting. We then lost three two against Premier League title rivals Manchester United. We improved as we welcomed Watford and beat them five two, seeing five different scorers with an own goal, Dunn, Bird, Andrews and Wood netting. A trip to Wales saw us beat Swansea three nil before welcoming Liverpool and beating them late on with Bird netting the only goal of the game six minutes from time. We move into FA Cup action where the Fifth Round saw us welcome Tottenham and again progress with ease, winning four two. Andrews, Wood and Bird netted in the first half, Wood had a second in the second half. A trip to France saw us lose against AS Saint-Etienne in the Champions League First Knockout Round first leg, same as we did last year, except its two nil this time.

    Quadruple secured! Everton really didn't put up much of a contest against us in the EFL Cup Final as we ran to an easy four nil victory. We battered them stats wise and come half time we led two nil. Akoli netted an early spot kick before Frik headed home a corner to see us comfortable and plane sailing early on. Second half it took a while, but with eighteen minutes to go Andrews sent us three nil up before Hoppe put the icing on the cake with our fourth late on.

    We're still fourth, but still got games in hand. We sit fourth and seven points over league leaders Manchester United as it stands, meaning if we win our two games in hand we can only go second in the league, we're going to have to work for another title with twelve games to go. Arsenal are three points ahead of us in second whilst Manchester City are level on points with us in third but have a better goal difference.

    Next Update: London City FC - March 2040
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  9. Jeez, the last time I was on here and read this thread you were still in the lower divisions and now about a month later I come back and you're challenging for the Premier League title! Incredible mate, hope to see you win it this season
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  10. We are in fact now aiming for our fourth straight Premier League title Linecoigne1998 thats how long you've missed It'll be tough to catch United this year, moving to an all English team and featuring more youngsters this year around looks to have cost us.
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    London City FC - March 2040

    Four trophies secured this season and back home in our trophy cabinet before we've even played a minute of football at the start of March. To date its been a real head turning season, scooping the Community Shield, European Super Cup, Club World Championship and most recently the EFL Cup here we beat Everton in the Final last month. We now head into March trying to hunt down Manchester United at the top of the pile and close the gap as we seek our fourth Premier League title on the bounce as well as trying to recover in the Champions League and continue progressing in the FA Cup. Heres how the month unfolded.

    Another poor youth intake, I should be use to it by now, but it still annoys me. One day we will get a decent regen through. Our youth facilities are being upgraded again.

    In all honesty I can't see us winning the league title this year, I forgot about a game at the end of February so its added in now. We lost it against West Ham, a five goal thriller ending three two to the Hammers. Another trip on the road saw us go to struggling Huddersfield and draw three all, being three one up at half time we should of finished the job off. At home we welcomed Reading, winning three nil as Wood hit a brace and Akoli also struck. The FA Cup run continues as I think we're on for our fifth in a row, beating Leicester in the FA Cup Sixth Round two one, Sen and Wood striking for us. The Champions League First Knockout Round saw us turn the tie against AS Saint Etienne again, winning five nil at home as Wood hit a brace, Bird, Akoli and an own goal got us into the Quarter Finals. Two more league games to end the month, a trip to Middlesbrough saw us win two one, coming back from behind with Sen and Wood netting. Finally ending the month at home welcoming Wolves and winning three one. Wood missing through injury so Andrews took his spot and netted a brace, Landzaat also struck.

    Well, it looks like our hopes of another league title is now out of the question. Manchester United lead the way at the top of the pile, playing thirty two games and leading the group by nine points. We occupy second place, nine points behind the league leaders but do have a game in hand. I'm hoping we can close the gap and put them under some pressure on the run in. Arsenal are three points behind us with Manchester City a further pint behind.

    The Champions League Quarter Final will see us face Spanish giants and league leaders Real Madrid. The First Leg will be in London with us at home before we travel to the Spanish country a couple days later to take them on at the Bernabau. It'll be tough but we will give it our all.

    Next Update: London City FC - April 2040

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    London City FC - April 2040

    Into the penultimate month of the season and it really was looking likely that we were set to lose the league title for the first time in four years! Having scooped three on the bounce, a heavily changed side over the summer has seen us struggle a little bit for consistancy and now we find ourselves trailing Manchester United by nine points with a game in hand. But the month was to be busy with FA Cup, Champions League action as well as Premier League so it'd be hard to focus on just one competition.

    Our Premier League hopes are dashed at the end of the month against Chelsea, we hold on Real Madrid just despite a tough second leg in Spain and have it all to do in the second leg against Manchester United. We kicked off the month at home against Real Madrid, winning four nil with Wottrich, Akoli, Landzaat and Sen securing a dominant first leg win. Back to Premier League action we traveled to Fulham and won two one, Wood and Bird netting. Real Madrid welcomed us in Spain and we lost three one, however it proved to be enough to see us through, Akoli netting us a late away goal too. Back in England and at home we beat Everton three nil as Hoppe and Wottrich netted in the first half, Wood netting a second half goal. An away day to a wet and windy Stoke saw us score twice in the first half to secure a two nil win, Wood and Akoli again on target. The FA Cup Semi Final saw us return to a former home, Wembley and beat Liverpool one nil thanks to a Godwin goal after seventeen minutes. For the fourth year running we drew Manchester United in the Champions League Semi Final, the First Leg away from home we lost four three, a topsy turvy game where we blew a three two lead. Wood, Dunn and Bird had netted our goals, however we just need to win one nil in the second leg and we're in the Final again. Finally ending the month against Chelsea who blew us away. We played a weaker side in preparation for the second leg of the Champions League Semi Final next.

    Manchester United still lead the way at the top of the pile and sit seven points clear of us. We occupy second, a game in hand which can close the gap on the league leaders to just four points, but with just two games remaining for the league leaders its unlikely we're going to catch them now. We could of been in with a shout had we beaten Chelsea at the end of this month. Now our attention has to turn to scooping the FA Cup and the Champions League if we're missing out on this league title.

    Next Update: London City FC - May 2040
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  12. Unlucky with the defeat to Chelsea but it's a tricky one with the 2nd leg coming up. Still time for Man U to fall apart if you can land a crushing blow in the 2nd leg.

  13. We had to play a weaker side against Chelsea neavie pops23 if we wanted to progress in the Champions League so least we're still in with a shout.
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    London City FC - May 2040

    And so we move into the final month of action with the league title seemingly out of reach with Manchester United leading the way with only a couple matches to go. We'd have to be perfect to catch them now and would still need favors from other teams against the Red Devils if we were to over take them. We also have the second leg of the Champions League Semi Final where we need to come back from a goal behind as well as the FA Cup Final against Southampton this month as we searched for our fifth FA Cup on the bounce,

    An all green month for us with the games you can see at least. So still we hoped the title would be on. We welcomed Manchester United in the Champions League Semi Final Second Leg and beat them three one, seeing us progress to the Final for the second year running. Three one the score on the night with Wood, Dunn and Espino all on target. Back to Premier League action we finished it with three home games, welcoming West Ham we comfortably beat them four one, Sen, Wottrich, Godwin all netting in half an hour, a second half goal for Akoli sealed the deal. Two one nils finished the season, the first saw this milestone...

    Thats correct, I've now hit one thousand three hundred matches in charge at London City and a further fifty more in charge of the England national team a few seasons ago. But we marked this game with a one nil win as Wottrich netted a first half goal. Finishing the season against third place Arsenal with our star striker Wood netting. Enough for the league title though..

    Denied our fourth league title on the bounce as Manchester United claim it with eighty nine points, a superb league season for them losing just five games, as did we in second place however somewhat four points behind them come the end. Manchester City jumped Arsenal on the final day of the season with them finishing nine and ten points behind us respectively. Chelsea, West Ham and Southampton all head into the Europa League next season.

    London City celebrate incredible quintuple! Thea headline says it all, we've gone and scooped a fifth trophy this year out of a possible seven, with one still to play as we are crowned champions of the FA Cup for a fifth year running! It was a scrappy game which saw both sides pick up seven yellow cards and both sides finish with ten men. A goalless first half came to lift in the second forty five, almost immediately as Wood fired us ahead three minutes after the break. Southampton pulled back level nine minutes later and in an even game, it was forced to Extra Time. The Saints were reduced to ten men just before half time in extra time but we didn't make the most of it. Three minutes from penalties we were reduced to ten men as Godwin picked up his second yellow in five minutes. But eventually, very late, the winner came. Wottrich striking in the only minute of injury time to secure the FA Cup!

    The Champions League Final will see us face off against French side OM. This will mean we've faced three French sides this tournament in PSG, St Etienne and OM. The Final will again come in a single post next.

    Next Update: London City FC - Champions League Final 2040
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    London City FC - Champions League Final 2040

    This time last year we were gearing up for our first ever Champions League Final after missing out on them the previous three years in the Semi Final against a fellow English club. We have beaten Manchester United in the Semi Finals the last two years now and so find ourselves seeking back to back Champions League success. It wouldn't be easy as we faced our third French side of the tournament this year, OM. Time to run down the stats before the match.

    A sensational Champions League campaign from OM sees them reach the Final having only picked up one defeat on their journey this season. They began with a group stage consisting of Everton, Steaua and Porto, remaining unbeaten picking up fourteen points and topping the group. This saw them draw to Everton twice and do the double over the other two teams. They faced Benfica in the First Knockout Round, coming back from two down in the first leg to win three nil at home. Knocking out Villarreal in the Quarter Finals two nil before beating Everton on penalties in the Semi Final following two goalless draws.

    Our run to the Final wasn't quite as smooth as OM' was but we're here nonetheless. Our group stage saw us face OM league rivals PSG, along with Valencia and Ludogorets. We went on to pick up fifteen points from our group, one point better than our Finalist however did taste defeat to Valencia. We come from behind on aggregate to beat Saint Etienne in the Second Leg of the First Knockout Round. Beat Real Madrid comfortably at home before suffering defeat which still saw us advance away. Same story against Manchester United in the Final, we lost four three away but three one at home again seeing us progress.

    We've faced OM three times, two of those competitively with one being a friendly. And it was the friendly that we lost, three one which I believe may of been either in the Championship or one of our first seasons in the Premier League. The two competitive games were last season in the Champions League group stages, beating them four nil at home and two nil on the round.

    OM finished third in Ligue 1 this season as we finished second in the Barclays Premier League but its the French side who go into the Final as the bookmakers favorites to come away with the trophy. Both sides have a handful of players missing, mainly through registration rules though so shouldn't be a problem.

    Half Time and its all but game over it'd seem. We've dominate the ball and whilst not having loads of shots, we've made the most of the ones we've taken seeing as take seven, hit the target with five and lead four nil at the interval. Sam Wood finishing his season with two first half goals, Wottrich and Dunn also both netting first half goals and surely it'll only take a miracle to bring OM back into this tie.

    Victorious London City celebrate Unbelievable sextuple! Thats the headline we're going to see on the papers tomorrow morning as we scoop our sixth trophy of the season to round it off in fine style once again. OM tried to get back in the game, pulled one back but we were just too good on the night, holding on for a superb four one victory. The only trophy we missed out on this year was the Premier League, so close to that perfect haul.

    Next Update: London City FC - End of Season Round Up 2040
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    London City FC - End Of Season Review 2040

    Another season comes to an end and that'd be the twenty fourth o this career now. We have had a couple of sensational seasons here at London City FC the past two seasons with the latest seeing us scoop six trophies, more on that shortly. The usual end of season review with the competitions and player stats for the year.

    Sam Wood was our main man once again, scoring fifty six goals and making the highest average rating of seven point two eight over the year as well. Wottrich picked up the most assist with eighteen this year whilst Dunn completed the most passes hitting ninety percent. Wood also scooped fourteen player of the match awards whilst Sen was our most booked player picking up twenty three yellows, Godwin was our most dismissed, picking up two reds. Competitions and what a season for us, its missing the club world championship at the bottom which we scooped. We beat Manchester United in the Community Shield at the start of the season shortly followed by beating Leverkusen in the European Super Cup. Going on to beat Everton in the EFL Cup and then Southampton in the FA Cup Final, losing the league title to Manchester United this year around. Our finances are superb, over two hundred million pounds in the bank balance whilst having over one hundred and fifty million to spend on transfers. Again I'll be looking to offload foreigners and bring in more English players to the capital city squad.

    All four goalkeepers made appearances this season as some played in the cup games where I thought we could play lesser players. Hoppe was our free scoring defender this year, netting eight times whilst making fifty one starts. Wottrich had a fine season in attacking midfield with fifteen goals and eight assists in his fifty nine starts. Andrews also played well over the year netting twenty two goals. But of course Sam Wood was the standout stats man, making sixty two starts, three sub appearances and scoring fifty six goals, setting up another seventeen as well.

    Next Update: London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2040
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  16. Screenshot of Sam Wood please? Looks like an absolute machine!!
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  17. Well done mate! Suppose it's only fair you let someone else win the EPL once in a while
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  18. Included in this update for you Sam91 he sure is a machine.

    Thanks neavie pops23 I wish we could of won it again mind!
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    London City FC - Pre Season Review 2040

    Pre season number twenty five has come to an end and boy has it been another busy one with money going all over the place. We were once again looking for English players to come in whilst shipping off the remaining of our non English players, trying to build the capital city squad into a world beating side containing all Englishmen. All the pre season news follows along with fixtures of pre season.

    All the rankings come the end of the year, we remain second in the European Club rankings, sitting behind fellow English club Manchester United as Real Madrid slip to third place. Elsewhere we have hit the top spot in the world reputation list, seeing us classed as the most reputational club in the world. Finally we are moving up again in the financial rankings, sitting fifth from sixth last year. Arsenal maintain their grip on the top spot.

    In other personal news, I've been re appointed as England national team manager. I'm not sure how long this will last, they're currently sat second in the World rankings so much better than where I took over them before. A big wage on my shoulders and with my club turning all English it could be another opportunity of bringing in more English talent.

    Seventy nine million pounds spent, one hundred and sixty eight million pounds received, another big summer with the money, another profit coming in to the club. I've sorted the players sold by fee received again as its the easiest way to see the money we received. Oscar Wottrich joins fellow rivals Tottenham in a fifty million pound deal whilst fellow Premier League side Arsenal took Hoppe off our hands for twenty seven and a half million pounds. Espino heads to Reading for up to thirty two million pounds whilst defender Oliveira joins Leicester for twenty two and a half million. There was twenty million plus Firth for Grabovac who joins Chelsea, Mazurek joins Fulham for fifteen million pounds, Landzaat joins Brentford for up to twelve million. Two smaller deals saw Houssos Burnley for just over two million and Chadwick joins Villa for four hundred thousand pounds.

    As I said previously, four players join the club, all English as well with Julian Firth joining from Chelsea in a part exchange deal, Edwards joins from Liverpool for twenty five million rising to thirty. Raul Graham joins from Premier League leaders Manchester United costing us up to thirty eight and a half million pounds in ad ons whilst Watford sold us Ferguson for up to thirty three million pounds.

    Here's our nearly all English side now, there are still a couple of non Englishman we're trying to ship out and should any late deals be done in August then I will update on them. Four players are of non English whilst we have plenty of upcoming talent in the squad, hopefully with plenty of game time they'l produce some standout football.

    Sam Wood is our standout man over the last two seasons and I'm sure he will be once again. With him still young and English I'm expecting plenty more from the lad.

    Solid enough summer on the pitch. Lets move into those competitive games.

    Next Update: London City FC - August 2040
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  19. Yeah Sam Wood looks amazing, no wonder he has been doing so well for you.

    Callum Ferguson looks a good buy too! 20 in teamwork and 18 in work rate...very nice!
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  20. Sam Wood is any guys dream regen, what a player!! Good buys in the window too
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  21. Unbelievable!!!

    hadnt been on for a couple of weeks and spend 3 hours catching up today to find this superb run!!

    My thoughts are get the english team. then just use your academy.. no signing players or anything..
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  22. Thanks Naterr he sure was a top signing for us and so will Ferguson be!

    He sure is Sam91!

    You sure missed a lot banger93 and I appreciate you spending that time to catch back up on things. That could be a good plan! We'll see how it develops.
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    London City FC - August 2040

    With pre season over we move into the season with two chances of a trophy right at the start of the month with the Community Shield and the European Super Cup immediately. We also have two Premier league games in August to see how we cope with the large outgoing of foreign players once again.

    Another two players see the door come the end of the window with Fatih Sen moving to fellow Premier League club Liverpool in a £14.25 million deal with it potentially rising to £20.5million. French striker Akoli meanwhile moves to Spain and more specifically Real San Sebastian on loan with a view at a permanent deal.

    Well it was a big August for us with two early trophies up for grabs and we needed to try and make our mark on the Finals as we faced two fellow English sides. As you can see we began the league season well, more on that shortly though.

    We came up short against Manchester United in another Community Shield head to head with the Red Devils and it could of been our day but we were misfortunate here. Akoli missed a penalty after just two minutes and then we went on the back foot when Holmes fired United ahead. They led one nil at the break. Second half it looked like we came out on fire as Sen nodded home a corner however just two minutes later England striker Rigby fired United back ahead. We came back again to level the game up when Graham grabbed a debut goal eighteen minutes from time. But it'd be heartbreak for us as Kotlyarov struck for Manchester United just four minutes from time to send them to the Community Shield title.

    Thankfully it was a better outcome against Arsenal in the European Superb Cup, a game we absolutely dominated with shots, hitting thirty in the end with seventeen of those on target but it still required Extra Time to grab the win. It could of been done in ninety minutes however Akoli missed his second penalty in just three days in the sixty ninth minute. We kept pushing as Extra Time started, Sen converted a spot kick for us in the ninety fourth minute before two more goals came in the next seven minutes with Wood grabbing a brace to guide us to a second success European Super Cup title.

    Moving in to league form we traveled to Stoke to start the season off on the right foot with a one nil win over Sam Wood with the goal in the seventieth minute. And we even went on to make it three clean sheets and wins on the bounce as we welcomed Reading in the second and final Premier League game of the month as we beat Reading two nil with goals from Akoli who finally got his spot kick right and Davies netting in the second half.

    Obviously too early to call anything at this stage but two games played and two wins on the board is a strong start for us. But that still leaves us fifth as four other teams also get off to a 100% start with Manchester United topping the lot, Middlesbrough, West Ham and Watford and the rest of them. Five teams without a point after two games with Spurs the surprising side of them.

    We will look to lift a third Champions League title in a row with it beginning in this group. We were first seeds from the draw and will face Spanish giants Barcelona along with Portuguese Premier League side Sporting and finally Romanian First League side FC Steaua. We're definitely hoping to get through the group although Barcelona will be tough opponents.

    Next Update: London City FC - September 2040
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    London City FC - September 2040

    A pretty strong start to the season saw us scoop one of the two trophies available to us early on in the season as we beat Arsenal in the European Super Cup but were denied by Manchester United in the Community Shield. We then went on to win both our league games to see us sitting well out the blocks early on. This month is busier as expected, despite an international break we still played matches in the league, EFL Cup and Champions League this month which featured a trip to Barcelona.

    An unbeaten month for us and that was with tricky ties against Arsenal, Bacelona and Manchester United as we picked up some very promising results for a side nearly full of Englishman. It started with a trip across London to Arsenal who we beat two one, young defender Robert Da Costa striking both our goals with the second just two minutes from time. We went home to welcome Middlesbrough and smashed them five two. A thumping performance from our boys saw defender Firth strike his first two club goals since joining from Chelsea this summer, Platt, Bird and Wood also contributing a goal each. A trip to Spain to take on Barcelona ended goalless, a point for each side. We then traveled to Sheffield Wednesday who we beat three two, Wood hitting a brace with Ferguson also on target. I played a rotated, weaker side in our trip to League One Leyton Orient and won two nil, young English striker Tim Willis making the most of a rare start with a brace. We ended the month with a repeat of the Community Shield Final, a head to head with Manchester United with us welcoming them and winning five two. Two Englishman with five goals between them as Ferguson hit a brace and Wood struck a hatrick in fine style.

    Only side unbeaten this season, only side not to drop points this season, despite all the changes we made again in the summer and seeing us in the bottom half of salary spending in the league we're coping alright to say the least. Six wins fro six and a plus ten goal difference. Seeing us three points clear of Manchester United, Manchester City and West Ham, all only to drop three points to date. Spurs had a better month, picking up seven points from a possible twelve. Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal struggling in mid table.

    Next Update: London City FC - October 2040
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  24. Ha just seen your story on too man!! Solid start though mate
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  25. Where did you get Sam Wood from and how much for? Great acheivement on the Champions League, gutted Man Utd pipped you.

    Also amazing how 95% of the squad is British - great to see !
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  26. Yes its on there too Sam91, is my 'home' site so to speak.

    We got Sam Wood from Southampton for £15million Wilko a bargain at the time as he was unhappy at Southampton folowing rejecting our bid back in the previous transfer window.
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    London City FC - October 2040

    We're into October and we're moving well early on in the season. Once again just trying to press on and win as much as we can this year. Following an unbeaten September, we move into October with another six matches to play but moving across several competitions. Two Champions League games, one in the EFL Cup and three Premier League matches await us.

    Well, six matches, unbeaten in all six and picking up six wins, perfect run for us.We welcomed FC Steaua in the Champions League with a slightly weaker side out which saw youngster Willis hit a brace. A trip to Southampton saw us narrowly win one nil thanks to Godwin. As we welcomed Chelsea we got off the blocks rapidly, Dunn and Wood netting after five minutes before we conceded in the second half. Back to Champions League action we welcomed Portugal side Sporting and won one nil, Dunn netting a spot kick just before half time. A trip to Everton saw us leave it late to come back. We trailed one nil at the break but came back through Godwin before going two one down. Dunn and Willis netted in the final ten minutes to see us brilliantly come back. Finishing the month in the EFL Cup Fourth Round against Stoke, drawing two all on the night before winning on penalties.

    Nine played in the league this season, nine won and we're sitting top of the pile and in control early on. Still obviously a lot of football to go, twenty nine league matches as well as a large handful of cup games over several different competitions. Manchester United are once again our closest challengers, currently sitting three points behind us along with Manchester City in third.

    Plain sailing to date. Three group games to continue though.

    Next Update: London City FC - November 2040
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  27. The save still going strong? or you just having a little break?
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  28. loved it ! I hope to read some new updates soon !!
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  29. Just read this from start to finish - outstanding stuff. Shame I've done literally no work today as a result, heh. I'd love to see some screenshots of your other star players. I love how your face pack puts the players’ beards halfway up their face!

    Also, I’d love to know exactly how you go about designing your kits. They’re awesome. Do you use a downloadable tool?

  30. Just about plugging away with it against Naterr

    Well you're in luck now mbaudrier

    Wow thank you so much for reading through Sammuthegreat always appreciate it. The facepacks do annoy me somewhat! As for kits I download a programe called smart shirt designer and then do it all through that. As for my star players, these are probably the best of the bunch: Callum Ferguson, Callum Wall, Julian Firth, Sam Wood
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    London City FC - November 2040

    I know what you're all thinking, what the hell is this thread doing back near the top of the careers section. Well after a little while away, becoming a bit busy, I've now returned to it, I'm not sure for how long but will just play through as and when I can. Into November and we're coping well to date. Unbeaten in the Premier League and Champions League to date as we try and defend our titles for another year.

    Another month passes by and November sees us win three of our five games, drawing the other two whilst I also faced a little bit of action with the England national side through the month. It began at home against Watford, beating them four one as Sam Wood netted a hatrick. Young Tim Willis was on the scoresheet in a one all draw against Sporting before we drew nil nil away at Leicester three days after being in Portugal. We ended the month much better with two home games, beating West Ham three two with First netting twice and Andrews also on target in the first half. Whilst we beat Barcelona four one in the Champions League to end the month, Wood hitting a nine minute hatrick, his second of the month with Ferguson also on target.

    Not really too much to say about the league at this early stage of the season, Twelve games into the season and we're only a point clear of second place Manchester United and three clear of Manchester City in third place. We're the only side unbeaten in the league at this stage but I don't expect that to last too much longer.

    We've confirmed our spot in the next round due to Barcelona and Sporting playing each other at the end of the group stage seeing one of the two head into the knockout rounds. We will top the group should we avoid defeat against FC Steaua. They are pointless at the bottom of the group at the moment,

    Next Update: London City FC - December 2040
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  31. Just read all of this what an enthralling read... Real rollercoaster journey too with the slow struggling start to the powerhouse you are now great work bud
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  32. WOW!! What a story and what a rise my friend. Something I have considered doing with my local team but would lack the savy and know how to do such a thing as successfully. Is there a chance I could PM you to pick your brain and find out how you done this? Again, what a story and I'm sure plenty would support LCFC!
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  33. Thanks a lot Iceman362 I can only imagine how long it took you to read through all that. It definitely started slowly and those years in non league football took a lot of motivation to get through but yes, we're now a real force in England and Europe.

    Thanks ConorDow Its definitely been a fun rise. I have seen and replied to your PM. I'm no FM nerd but can try and help with what I know. I'd like to think there are a few London City supporters out there now.

    London City FC - December 2040

    Decided to get through another month on this save as I switch between my two bigger careers now. This one will always have a soft spot on me due to the longevity and transformation I've achieved with London City now. We're Premier League and Champions League double winners. Scooped six trophies in one season last year but I still feel we're yet to finish the task I set out. But we shall see if we can get to the end of another season.

    We round off the 2040 calendar year in pleasing form despite a small hiccup with players perhaps in the Christmas spirit a little bit too early. But lets go back to the start of the month, a trip to Tottenham and a superb display with us claiming a five one win, Sam Wood our main man as he hit a hatrick. Da Costa netted eleven minutes into the second half with Willis striking in injury time. Another trip, this time out of England as we faced FC Steaua but settled for a nil nil draw in the Champions League. We managed to defend our crown in the Club World Championship. A scare in the Semi Finals as it took penalties to see off Monterrey after a two all draw. The Final was more straight forward, we dominated the game and won two nil, Bird hitting a brace. Our EFL Cup run continues as we went on to beat Cardiff two one, Wood fired us ahead before the host leveled. We won it nineteen minutes from time when Davies leveled for us. Two defeats followed, we lost out against Barnsley away from home, two nil before losing one nil at home against Liverpool. The year ended on a better note with us beating Fulham three two. We were three up at half time with goals from Wood, Andrews and Dunn. Luckily we didn't bottle it completely, but this could of been more comfortable than we made it.

    League holders Manchester United continue to lead the way after nineteen league games however if we win all three of our games in hand we can jump them by a single point. Time will tell. They currently sit two points clear of their near and dear rivals Manchester City who are a further six points ahead of us. We then open up a four point gap over the Merseyside brothers Liverpool and Everton. We're going to face conjested fixture lists this second half of the season so will need to be at our best from now if we want to regain the league title from the Red Devils.

    Our spot was already confirmed before this game in the next round but here is the final group stage. An unbeaten stint in the Champions League to date for us but not the prettiest run. We won three and drew three of our six group stage games and this was enough to see off Barcelona by a point. Sporting head for Europa League finishing third place with eight points whilst FC Steaua finish bottom with a single point, which they got from us. We'll face Germany side Leverkusen in the First Knockout Round as we seek a third straight Champions League trophy.

    Next Update: England - 2040
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  34. Quote Originally Posted by dani3w View Post
    I'd like to think there are a few London City supporters out there now.

    Hell yeah!!! got my shirt on order with Sam Wood's name on the back!
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  35. I read all of this in these last two days.
    Happy to have read it all the way!

    You go!
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  36. I last wrote on this manager story nearly 6 moths ago cant believe its still going.
    Well done to you mate for going this long, great dedication.
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  37. Going to try revive this save to at least finish off season 25! Fitting way to end would be there. watch this space.
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  38. Read through this the last couple of days and its been fantastic can't wait for you to start your FM18 Manager stories if your doing one

  39. Quote Originally Posted by Liamjohnson918 View Post
    Read through this the last couple of days and its been fantastic can't wait for you to start your FM18 Manager stories if your doing one
    Wow cheers dude! I'll be back in fm18 for sure, unsure on what i'll do for it tho

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    London City FC - End of Season 2040/41 - 25 years on

    So I went on to complete the twenty fifth season at the helm of London City FC and this will be one big update, covering the remainder of the season from January to the end of May. With all the competitions run down to the end of the season, could we make it a high season to go out on. We were looking to claw back the Premier League title off Manchester United, whilst looking to retain the Champions League for a third straight year. Lets see how everything unfolded over the remainder of this season.

    No EFL cup success this year, we began strongly in the competition beating Leyton Orient comfortably as expected. Went o to beat Stoke at home but required penalties before knocking out Cardif in the Quarter Finals. Our biggest rivals especially as of late, Manchester United, knocked us out the Semi Finals, beating us two nil and three nil over the two legs.

    After five FA Cup titles in a row and six in the last seven seasons, unfortunately our run of dominance in the competition comes to a close. We beat Cambridge three two in a nervy away game in the Third Round. We then traveled to Premier League rivals Arsenal, a London derby and unfortunately crashed out after Sam Wood had put us ahead.

    We weren't even able to defend our Champions League crown! Gunning for a third title and we blew it! Obviously we've already seen the run down in the group stage which we easily sailed through. The First Knockout Round saw us face Germain side Leverkusen who we drew one all away from home and beat comfortably three nil second leg. The Quarter Finals saw us draw one all at home to Manchester United, but beat them three two away from home, a late Godwin goal helping us across the line. For the third knockout game first leg running, we drew 1-1 in the Semi Final against AS Saint Etienne, but losing one nil at home, after going overload to grab a goal before we conceded and crashed out. All eyes on the Premier League...

    Our worse season for a while, not only missing out on regaining a league title from premier League champions Manchester United but we finished down in third in fact! An awful season on our behalf. United were unstoppable, just three defeats all season and we dealt them one of those. City finished second, sixteen points behind their City rivals whilst we were a further three points behind.

    Not the way I wanted to end the season and career, but it was very enjoyable run over the last year of FM17! Roll on FM18!
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  41. So with FM18 now only a month away and the beta most likely just over two weeks away I thought I'd take the plunge and get some ideas from you guys what you would perhaps like to see me do for FM18 for a career. Over the last couple of years I've gone down a few different routes with varying success and having you guys on board throughout has helped motivation as I've reached seasons I never thought I would, what would you be interested in seeing me do for the new game, a couple ideas below:

    - Around the World - attempt to win every league and cup playable on the default database

    - Build a nation - take over a club in a small nation (Wales, Gibraltar, San Marino etc) build the league and country up to eventual multiple Champions League winners

    - One club save - Take on a club and stay with them throughout the seasons try to win as much as possible

    - Journeyman - go where the crow flies, no aims or objectives just enjoy the moving around

    - Create a club save - Like I did last year with London City FC, create a club and take them to be world beaters.

    - Your ideas....
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  42. Shame, but at least you tied it all off neatly.

    Roll on FM18 indeed - I'll finally have the current FM version so I'll be able to do a career story of my own! Huzzah!

    Look forward to reading whatever you do in FM18
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  43. My vote would be for Build-A-Nation, albeit progress can be horrendously slow since you need other clubs to pull their weight to keep that coefficient rising. Still, that would be my choice.
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  44. Good stuff Sammuthegreat, be interesting to see what you come up with.

    Thanks for your vote, obviously I'll see what everyone across the other sites also think and then come to a decision. Build a nation is good, once you get a club there or there abouts and win the CL its just a case of getting ready to move to the next

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