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London City FC - A City On The Rise

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    London City FC - May 2032

    Here we go then, the final month of our first ever Premier League season, the final month and our hopes of survival still remained in our own hands which is a good place to be at this club. We have just three league games remaining as we faced home matches against Southampton and Swansea whilst having to travel to high flying Nottingham Forest. Could we stay in the division, the financial gain would be massive if we could. One point was needed and we'd guarantee our own survival, fail to win any and its out of our hands.

    Loss, loss, loss, that wasn't what we needed and the fact we didn't pick up any points in the final three games means our survival is out of our hands and we'd have to wait on other results to see if we were set to stay in this division. We welcomed Southampton and slipped to a two one defeat, Oliveira initially brought us back level moments before the break at one a piece, but we still fell short. A trip to Europa League chasing Nottingham Forest saw us get hammered four one, again Oliveira bought us level early after we went one nil down initially. And a third defeat on the bounce and now win for five games as we welcomed Swansea to end our first season here with a two one defeat, Schepens netting our last goal of season one in the Premier League.

    And despite not winning in our final five league games and losing the last three on the bounce, we had survived in the Premier League! We finished sixteenth and take home a prize fund of nine million which will definitely help us go forward. Sheffield Wednesday go down picking up just twenty points all season and four league wins. Reading also join them whilst West Brom go down by a single point. We finished with the joint fourth worse goal difference this season bu perhaps expected as we survived by five points come the end. Winning ten, drawing eight and losing twenty matches this season.

    Remember that tycoon investor we had interested earlier in the season, well we didn't need him as we've grown massively this season. The joys of being in the Premier League has seen us start the season almost ten million pounds in the red to finishing it with over sixty million pounds in the black in our bank balance. And the board have rewarded us this summer with an even bigger warchest than last season, fifty million pounds to spend whilst doubling our current wage budget almost! This summer could see a massive transformation whilst I'm also going to suggest we improve our training and youth facilities.

    Next Update: London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2032
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    London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2032

    Our second summer in the Premier League was always going to be a big, busy one for us as we began to hit some proper money and the board showed their trust in me by giving me fifty million to spend. Its been busy indeed in the transfer front, news front and the football front whilst there was also the job front which turns up something interesting this summer. Now we're moving forward and hopefully I've strengthened the squad massively this year to really help us fight a bit easier against the relegation battle that we'll definitely be in again this year.

    Huge, unexpected job news came this summer and not for club either, as international teams came begging for me to take the reigns, without me even applying for the posts. France, Ireland and England all approached me to take control, in the end I took the England post for obvious reasons, I was in two minds but decided I could build a better reputation for myself and hopefully more players will show their trust in me over the years. Oh and they're paying me seventy six thousand pounds per year.

    More news to come out of the summer, firstly the sponsorship table shows us just how far we are currently off the 'big teams'. Manchester City took home nine hundred and eight million in sponsorship last season, we took just over four hundred thousand pounds, the difference is crazy. Even the average is up at forty five and a half million pounds. Better news, we're upgrading the youth facilities again, the board turned down us improving our training facilities this time.

    Fifty million to spend and I spent just over seventeen million pounds of that. Another very busy window for us saw eleven new faces arrive whilst plenty left either through retirement, free transfers, paid deals or loan deals as we made the most of a heavy summer. We broke our own transfer record bringing in Luis Acuna from Lyon for seven and a half million pounds. A big name you may see there is Renato Sanchez, an aging Renato Sanchez but he still will be a class act. We've finally got a feeder club too, so I sent a load of youth players out to Stevenage where hopefully they'll gain first team action. The only player not seen below is Daniel Mateus who is a youth project. Fuba still hasn't got a work permit and has gone out on loan again.

    These are ten of our eleven new faces, as I said Daniel Mateus isn't here, but you can see they are a massive step in the right direction without us spending over the top prices as well. Really happy to bag Pouget on a cheap deal to be our new number one with Fuba out still. Also Renato Sanchez will still pull the strings at his age and is a great transfer on a free deal along with the big money signing of Acuna who will hopefully lead the front line for us.

    This is definitely the strongest squad I've ever had possession over at London City FC and I feel confident in all areas of the pitch currently. With plenty of options especially for rotation to I think we can mount a serious challenge for cup runs and to fight the drop zone. Some of the weaker players are here only for rotation and back up but will probably leave come the following summer.

    A mixed, challenging summer on the pitch which included a tour of the USA and a couple bigger matches against RW Essen, Hamburg and Panathinaikos. Hopefully the squad can build and gel quickly and we'll be fighting for points instantly in this league.

    Next Update: London City FC - August 2032
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  3. A very busy summer. I see you have a decent dof lol.
    The quality you have brought in defo looks a step up. Hopefully its not so much of a fight this year.
    Any progress on sponsorship for this season? How much of a bonus did you get for your league finish?

  4. It was indeed Tracz and I definitely think we've improved on what we already had! Good old Freddie Sears! Nothing that I know of on the sponsorship front whilst we received around £10million from our PL finish.
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    London City FC - August 2032

    And so our second season in the Premier League has started and it was important we didn't face the dreaded second season syndrome now and get relegated after our hard work, we've seen how good the money is here and vital to stay in the top division. Four games to kick start season seventeen with three league games and the start of another season in the EFL Cup, could we match or better our Semi Final appearance last season...

    A superb start for us this season, we had a kind start to the fixture list with us facing two newly promoted sides in Barnsley and Middlesbrough. A trip to Barnsley saw us win two one to get our season started on a high note. Dunn and Martinez (og) secured a comeback and all three points. Back at home we welcomed Middlesbrough and beat them three nil with Webb netting early whilst Nowocien struck one before the break from the spot and a second later in the match. It was back to back three nil wins as we welcomed FC Halifax in the EFL Cup Second Round, Dunn, Nowocien and Acuna netting for us. We ended August with a trip to Nottingham Forest who finished so highly last season, lost out two one after Nowocien put us ahead, four goals in four games for him.

    We've flown out the blocks early on and sit up in sixth after the opening three league games, admittedly we've played the easier two matches of the season but hopefully a bit of fighting spirit from this early start we've made. A long way to go, thirty five matches but if we can carry on we should hopefully pick up a higher finish than last season.

    ** I've decided I'll update my England progress at the end of each calendar year, except for big tournaments (World Cup and Euros) where I'll update our form up to the competition and then play through it with regular updates.

    Next Update: London City FC - September 2032
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  5. Great start to season 2 mate. And congrats on the england job
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  6. Thanks neavie pops23 its been a great start this season. Thanks again.
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    London City FC - September 2032

    Having made a strong start in August which saw us pick up two league wins, one defeat and victory in the EFL Cup Second Round, we headed into September full of confidence at the moment. I had a couple of games as England manager to kick off the month but they'll be updated on their own at the end of the calendar year. Three league games and an EFL Cup Third round tie awaited us in September.

    A tough start to September saw us struggle to get going but ending it well. As we welcomed Liverpool its still unlikely for us to get something from the big teams and that was the case, losing two nil. A trip to Leicester saw us struggle again and lose two nil once again. However we soon turned the corner, beating Middlesbrough two nil in the EFL Cup Third Round as all four of our goals came in the second half from Dunn, McGregor, Baldwin and Nowocien. Finally ending the month welcoming Newcastle and winning three one, McGregor and two for Nowocien secured the victory.

    Tenth in the league after our opening six games and for now that is very pleasing indeed. Manchester United are the early league leaders whilst Everton are following up last seasons superb return to the top flight and sit second early on. Whilst it is early days, our main aim is survival again but I'd love to be able to beat our sixteenth place finish last season.

    Next Update: London City FC - October 2032
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    London City FC - October 2032

    October would begin competitively on my birthday so I was hoping the boys could kick the celebrations off with a win, we went through the month facing four more Premier League games as well as another EFL Cup game, a win could see us reach the Quarter Finals for the second year running as we went up against fellow Premier League side Newcastle.

    An expected win to kick the month off, but that proved to be our only win as we then faced three London derbys and came away with just one point from them in the league. A trip to Swansea saw us beat the early league strugglers two one. Both our goals coming in the first half with Nowocien and an own goal taking us the victory. We welcomed Chelsea and narrowly lost out two one, already two down Johnston bought one back for us, we couldn't do enough to grab a point though. Spurs then beat us comfortably four nil before Newcastle knocked us out the EFL Cup Fourth Round, winning four one. We ended the month with a goalless draw at home against West Ham.

    Still sitting around the mid table mark with us eleventh after ten league games and sitting on thirteen points so far and its looking likely at this early stage we'll beat our forty point target and hopefully another season of survival but its early so could go wrong yet. Everton begin to slip down the league table and now sit fifth whilst United remain on top of the pile. We could do with playing Burnley soon, they're rock bottom with ten defeats from their opening ten matches, surely an easy three points for us, not until December, though, we do face Huddersfield next month along with Man City and Watford who are both close to us in the table.

    Next Update: London City FC - November 2032
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  8. Quality mate!! Just a quick one. How did you put your own badge in?

  9. Thanks Banger93 I created the club in the editor rather than the create a club mode otherwise you can't. Then just found the badge, went into one of the logo packs I had already downloaded, edited the 'config' file to read from the club ID number and then pasted the badge, under that number in the pack.
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    London City FC - November 2032

    The penultimate month of another calendar year is here and were edging closer to seeing out another year as 2032 is almost there. Our first whole calendar year in the Premier League and its been successful enough for us. November is a short month with us just facing three league games and it was important we got some points on the board in a small month.

    A superb, unbeaten month, if you told me two seasons ago when we were still in the Championship we'd beat Manchester City in the Premier League in two years time, I wouldn't believe you. We beat Huddersfield away from home to start the month with a three one win, simply brilliant here with Oliveira, Bolton and Robin netting for us. Our only home game in November saw us welcomed Manchester City and bet them two one, Nowocien struck a brace for us to secure the victory. We ended the month with a battling display away at Stoke, drawing nil nil.

    Upto tenth after November and we're really causing people to talk about us this year! Much higher than we're meant to be and we're predicted to be but we'll continue battling away month by month to pick up points on a regular basis. United still set the pace with Chelsea and Liverpool hot on their tail along with Arsenal not that far away. Amazingly we're only five points outside the Euro spots some how. Burnley finally pick up their first win of the season against West Ham.

    Next Update: London City FC - December 2032
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    London City FC - December 2032

    Here we are then, our first whole calendar year in the Premier League has come to an end and it marks a successful enough stint as we haven't been relegated in our first season and our second season we're looking likely to stay up if we continue the way we've started the year. We had a busy December to cope with first with seven Premier League matches to play through which will take us past the halfway stage, some interesting news popped up to.

    We have finally been taken over by a new board and I have kept my job, can you imagine if I lost it after the past sixteen years! Boy I'd be pissed. They're not going to pump money into the club, well, into the transfers at this stage anyway but the good news is they have decided to upgrade both the training and youth facilities which is superb, we're only moving forward with these upgrades.

    A busy December indeed as the cold weather set in, luckily we managed to perform okay, picking up seven points importantly against the team we needed to. We welcomed Watford and drew two all against them, coming back from behind twice with Oliveira and Robin both netting, the latter just seven minutes before the end. Three defeats on the bounce followed as we traveled to league leaders Man United, Webb netted our goal in a three one defeat before losing back to back home games against Southampton and Everton two nil. Two more home games followed but two wins thankfully, beating Barnsley four nil, Nowocien, Oliveira, Eggert and Johnston all on target for us. We then scored four for a second game running in a narrow four three victory over Burnley, this time Dunn netting twice, Felix and Webb also on target. The calendar year ended with a three nil victory over Arsenal.

    We go into the New Year in twelfth and as you can see at the top, the board are very happy with that to date. We're over halfway through the league season and overachieving from where we should be. Still need to be aware though as we're only nine points above the drop zone so can easily get caught up in the relegation battle yet.

    Next Update: England - 2032 Round Up
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    England - 2032 Round Up

    Back in July I think it was, I took charge of the England who were ranked 25th in the world at the time of my appointment. Its a little low admittedly but it was a change of scenery and see what comes of it. Mainly hoping it'd improve my reputation as a manager and build better knowledge with more players showing trust in me. Since taking charge I've faced six matches, four competitive games and two friendlies, heres the yearly round up since my time in charge.

    Six matches and six wins since my time here and its been a very successful start to international management. We had a mixture of European League division matches and friendlies saw us perform brilliantly. We picked up an opening win over Sweden, two nil before beating France in a friendly three one. Three European League matches then awaited us with three more wins, two against Portugal, three one and four one with us beating Sweden three nil in between those results. We finished the calendar year with an easy game, beating St Lucia three nil.

    The European League Division, whatever that even is, saw us win four out of four and take a plus goal difference, the only country to finish positive from our group as Portugal finish second with four points and Sweden bottom with one who get relegated to Group 2. We will face Holland in the Semi Finals of those now, I don't know if it even counts as a trophy if we win it. Our World Cup Qualifying will begin in eighty one days for the 2034 World Cup which will give us something to aim for as I plan on still being in charge of the national team by then.

    Next Update: London City FC - January 2033

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    London City FC - January 2033

    We're into another calendar year, no surprises there as we hit 2033 in the game now. We've been pretty solid so far this season, occupying a strong mid table position lingering in and out of the top ten but we're happy with how thins are going so far. No we'd get to a couple busier months again as the FA Cup kicks off in January.

    We opened the calendar year with a win but it was our only one in the league all month, the two other green dots are FA Cup progression which is good, but we need points on the board really. A good showing against Middlesbrough saw us come back from one down to win three one, Dunn (pen), Webb and Allen on target for us. We narrowly lost at home to Nottingham Forest one nil before traveling to fellow Premier League side Barnsley in the FA Cup third round who we beat three nil. Dunn scoring another penalty with Webb and Johnston also on target. No surprises seeing Liverpool beat us three nil, we missed out narrowly against Leicester, losing three two before ending the month with an FA Cup Fourth Round win over Sheffield Wednesday of the Championship. Both our goals came in the opening five minutes.

    Down to thirteenth as we drop just the one league place over the opening month of this calendar year. As long as we survive in the league its good news for the club, if we can beat our previous best finish of sixteenth its an added bonus and continues our run of forever finishing better the following season. We're currently eight points clear of sixteenth so its looking okay so far along with being twelve points clear of the drop zone now.

    Next Update: London City FC - February 2033

  13. Looking good! did you not add to the squad over Jan with the rest of that big transfer budget?
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  14. Great thread and career so far. Could you possibly show us a couple of the big EPL teams to see if any current players are still hanging around or even show a selection of the big players in how they got on the rest of their careers e.g. Ozil, Sanchez, Aguero, Rashford, etc.
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  15. Thanks TheWanderer still a long way to go but hopefully we can pull through this season again! Nope, didn't strengthen this January, couldn't find anything.

    Thanks a lot jonnylaverty I appreciate it. I can show you a few players here: Ronaldo, Bale, Messi, Aguero, Rashford, Rashford history
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    London City FC - February 2033

    Into February and with four competitive months of football to go we're really knuckling down and focusing on finishing inside the top sixteen this time around to beat our previous best last season finish. We've also began a strong FA Cup run, with the views of reaching the final within the next few seasons and getting some European football on the board, not yet though.

    Another mixed month, we beat Swansea as we had to, a couple of heavy defeats though. And its one of the heavy defeats we start with as Newcastle thumped us at St James Park, four one. We then welcomed Swansea and beat them two nil with a brace from Arsenio. We then finally got one over on Everton, in the FA Cup Fifth round, beating them two one as Schepens netted and Vranic in the final minute to send us into the Sixth Round against Chelsea. The month ended against Chelsea with us losing six one!

    We are thirteenth and its getting close down near the bottom now. Burnley seem all but gone unless they can pul something out the bag with eleven games to go. We're only eleven points outside the relegation zone now whilst we are tied on points with West Ham and Stoke in twelfth and eleventh place. I'd say at this stage eleventh is the very best we could finish this season and realistically seventeenth would be the lowest.

    Next Update: London City FC - March 2033
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    London City FC - March 2033

    Two and a half month of competitive football to go and three updates to play through as we head into March still hovering around mid table, in thirteenth place. A quiet month domestically as we faced just three games, two in the league and one in the FA Cup as we attempted to knock Chelsea out the Sixth Round. I also had two matches with England which you'll see at the end of the calendar year, a long wait but its not important for the career. The youth intake was here too.

    Despite increasing our youth and training facilities yet again we still aren't finding a gem just yet. As soon as we do he'll be a big part of the future of the club, until then we keep searching.

    A couple decent results here, in fairness all three results were really good for us, even the three one defeat against Chelsea. A busy game against Spurs at home to open the month saw us draw three a piece Webb had put us ahead, we trailed two one at the break. Dunn hit us back level before Sanches fired us in front, we conceded late on but stole a point. A trip to Chelsea saw us lose three one in the FA Cup Sixth Round but not until extra time. Webb pulled us back level in the second half and we held strong, but didn't have the legs in injury time. Finally welcomed Hudersfield to end March and won two nil, Robin and Webb on target.

    Up to twelfth in the league but its remaining close, we are only behind eleventh place Middlesbrough on goal difference with a five point gap opening up then. Behind us we have three points over West Ham, with Stoke and Newcastle only a further point behind. The table then opens up to over twelve points to Barnsley, I'm confident we're beating sixteenth this season.

    Next Update: London City FC - April 2033
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  17. Crazy that during your whole career there hasn't been one really decent regen come through your academy! You'd think even with a poor academy a couple would come good just by chance!
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  18. I know jamie2215 I cant believe it, hopefully soon we'll get some decent ones through
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    London City FC - April 2033

    The penultimate month of season seventeen and our second season in the Barclays Premier League, although we weren't there yet, we are looking good at progressing our best ever league finish yet again, for a seventeenth straight season. However we had a batch of tough fixtures to go still. With us only in the league now we faced five of our remaining nine league games throughout April.

    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, the collapse is beginning as we pick up just one point from a possible fifteen throughout April. Three straight three nil defeats came as we traveled to Manchester City and then West Ham before returning home to face Stoke, we just couldn't hit the target or find the back of the net. A trip to Watford saw us grab our only point of the month in a two all draw as Webb netted a first half brace. The poor month ended with a three one defeat away at Southampton, Nowocien was our goal scorer this time, but not a good run in at all.

    The poor run of just one point from fifteen in our last five league games has now seen us slip to fourteenth and we now have just four league games remaining this season. We're five points clear of Swansea and Newcastle who are in fifteenth and sixteenth behind us. I'm hoping we're not going to bottle our strong start to the season and take a step backwards. We've still got to beat relegated Burnley whilst it looks set to be Man Unites season.

    Well, hows that for a run in!? We take a trip to fifth place Everton who, lets be honest, we have an atrocious record against bar the recent FA Cup victory over them. We then welcome fourth place Arsenal and league leaders, soon to be league champions Manchester United. Before we end the season by traveling to already relegated Burnley.

    Next Update: London City FC - May 2033
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    London City FC - May 2033

    Season seventeen is now coming to an end as we go into May, our final month of our second season in the Barclays Premier League and it looks like we're set to avoid the dreaded second season syndrome. We're 'all but safe' this season bar a point or two which I hope we can get from other teams messing up. We had a tough run in this month with both Arsenal and Man united coming to us this month.

    Our poor run of form continued, infact, we ended up with a eight match run without a win until the season ended on a high. We went to high flying Everton and lost three nil before getting smashed at home by Arsenal, losing five one after Webb put us ahead after two minutes. We blew a two one lead in the first half over Manchester United, the league champions to lose three two, Connolly and Nowocien netting our goals. The season ended with an away trip to relegated Burnley and we beat them three nil, all three goals in the second half as Connolly, Johnston and Oliveira netted for us to finish on a high.

    We did it, we beat last seasons finish of sixteenth place as we hold off Swansea in fifteenth and Newcastle in sixteenth by two points in the end. A new best points tally in the Premier League for us of forty one points from thirty eight matches. We were still five points behind Middlesbrough but its a big step forward for the club again. At the top Man United win the title whilst Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal round up the top four. Southampton and Man City take the Europa League spots. Top twelve finish next year? baby steps

    Some real good news come the end of the season once again with the new board. Once again the youth facilities are going to undergo an upgrade and hopefully we're getting somewhere towards state of the art youth facilities whilst the training facilities are already undergoing the upgrade from a couple months ago. The youth recruitment will also undergo an upgrade. Finally the board are pumping more money into our stadium, expanding it by 7,450 seats which will take its capacity up to 22,350. It'll cost us nine million and take a year to complete as we ground share with Fulham this next season.

    Financially the club are looking as strong as ever, imagine if we did get that tycoon takeover last season, we'd be rolling in it. However we don't need the extra money now, we're sitting on a seventy million pound bank balance as we made a thirteen million pound profit this season. The board have announced our budgets for the new season to, another forty seven million pounds in the transfer budget with the wage budget set at just under a million pounds. We'll need to get rid of some players to bring some in, as our wage budget is tight as it is and I don't want to adjust it too much and spend out more month by month.

    Next Update: London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2033
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  20. looking good mate. the last 2 months were tough by the looks of it. another season in the top flight and more TV money on top!
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  21. Good to see you're still smashing through this one, and congrats on the England job!

    Do you have a certain timescale on your objectives such as winning the league in the next 3 years?
    Also, has there been any interesting management changes in the league?
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  22. pleased to see you still going well. can't believe your youth players coming through...only a matter of time
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  23. Seems like 2023/24 was a tough year for football with Messi, Ronaldo, Bale and Aguero all retiring. Happy days you stayed up but time to spend all of your money available and try and push top 10/Europe.
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  24. Thanks TheWanderer now we're spending more on wages each season the tv money doesn't have the effect it did first season, however its keeping us in the black for a few years running now so big steps forward there.

    Can't give it up yet Tom26 even being back at work I want to win the Premier League and Champions League with this London City club, I'll keep going for a while yet! As for targetting the league title I've not thought about it, we're so low reputation in comparison to the other prem sides I think we could yet be 5-10 seasons off being real competitive, but I'm not sure, we may make a sudden rise. I'm afraid I've not really checked manager movement!

    I know TheBattman, one day!

    Yeah indeed it was jonnylaverty we will continue to spend but do it wisely and hope for a top ten finish over the next couple seasons.
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    London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2033

    I've not changed the kits up this season, simply because I'm trying to get this update out before I go to sleep and have work early tomorrow morning, there is no club news this summer, simply because the 'big news' came at the end of the last season post with more upgrades happening. We've got a second feeder club in Shamrock Rovers, all the clubs transfer dealings this summer below, along with our usual squad report and the summer action on the pitch.

    I think this is the most we've ever spent on a single transfer window now, thirty six million has set the club record whilst Eight million pound man Mojovic becomes our dearest player to date of purchases. We ended up bringing in six new players including two from Schalke, one from Dortmund and Wolfsburg each, whilst the other two come from PSG and Southampton. On the other side of the door we saw thirteen players depart, most on free transfers whilst six have gone out on loan deals including Fuba again who we failed to get a transfer bid for and can't get a work permit still, Khumalo goes to Hull

    Our six, fresh new faces to London City FC and I'm excited to announce I feel they're all a step up in class once again. Four new defenders come in to hopefully strengthen our back line more this season. Two centre backs and a right and left back. All of our signings this year and young for footballers, bar perhaps Natterman, so I'm hoping we can get a few good years out of these players and they'll be key to the future. Very excited about Arregui.

    Here is our biggish squad for the season ahead and once again as I said, I think we've taken a step forward in quality. The quality I thought we could of got out of Bishop in goal has faded and he'll probably go this season whilst we search for a replacement and Fuba will leave when his contract expires if we can't sale him. The new additions in defence I'm hoping have secured that up and up top I want a performance from Arregui.

    A successful enough summer with good wins over Leverkusen and OGC Nice whilst narrowly losing out to OM. Hopefully this will be the season we're beating the likes of Middlesbrough, Leicester and West Ham sort of teams as well as maximising our points against the bottom end teams. Time will tell, but I'm hoping for a top twelve finish this year around.

    Next Update: London City FC - August 2033
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  25. Doing great mate! I like the look of the signings!! was looking at the defence and thinking you need to strenghten the defence.
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  26. Thanks banger93 I definitely think those signings are a stronger batch than last year, defence was a key part to strengthen this summer.
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    London City FC - August 2033

    So following on from a busy summer I had set our target at a twelfth place or higher finish, setting the bar high thats for sure. In our two seasons in the Premier League to date we've finished in sixteenth on thirty eight points and fourteenth on forty one points, this year I'm aiming for twelfth place and hopefully forty five points plus. I had also come out and said this was the strongest squad I feel I've had here so it'd look bad if we go backwards this year, all the opening month round up below.

    A superb start to season three in the Barclays Premier League sees us pick up three wins and one defeat, whilst also opening up the EFL Cup with a win as well. We got one over on Middlesbrough to start the season strongly, Webb netting after six minutes, Johnston doubling our lead a minute into the second half before the host pulled a consolation back. We returned home to beat Leicester one nil, Bertolotti netting in the final minute against the ten men before Southampton beat us two one at the St Marys Stadium. We welcomed Championship side Walsall in the EFL Cup Second Round, narrowly beating them one nil through Robin before ending the opening month with a late two nil win over Watford as Nowocien and Arregui both netted their first goals of the season, the latter in the final minute as it was his first goal for the club too.

    Admittedly the table means next to nothing at this stage of the season, only four games played but we are up in fifth place early days. Both Arsenal and Man City win four out of four so far whilst Man United and Chelsea are the other two teams above us after four matches having drawn one and won their remaining three matches. But when you consider we're on nine points after four games, we only need another thirty three points from thirty four games this season and we'll beat last seasons tally.

    Next Update: London City FC - September 2033
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    London City FC - September 2033

    Following a strong start to the season with three wins from our opening four league matches we were living up to my word when i said it was the strongest squad I felt I've had. Now we head into September with just three more league games along with the next round of the EFL Cup which drew us against Newcastle, a side I hoped we would begin to beat over the seasons now having built strongly.

    Well all in all another strong showing from us with three wins from four, two from three in the league and I think the defeat against Chelsea shows how far we're still off the top sides. A trip to Everton saw us win two one as Webb netted a brace. A narrow one nil win at home against newly promoted Sheffield Wednesday followed as Dlamini netted for us. We left it late to beat Newcastle in the EFL Cup Third Round as Burkhard and Dlamini netted in the final three minutes. We'll face Man United in the Fourth Round. Finally we ended September with a heavy five two defeat against Chelsea, Schepens and Arregui with our goals, a small step back.

    Despite the heavy defeat to Chelsea to end the month, we've still moved up the table as we now sit fourth after seven league games on fifteen points. Both Man United and Chelsea are unbeaten and the only two sides that are, as they sit top two both on twenty points separated by one goal. Arsenal are then three points ahead of us, we all have a game in hand on the top two as well so could close the gap yet. Every team in the league has currently got at least one win on the board this season.

    Next Update: London City FC - October 2033
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    London City FC - October 2033

    Seven games into the league season and we're flying much higher than expectations however things could be about to make a big twist and turn around. With us still in the EFL Cup we faced a tricky tie against Man United whilst also facing four more league games. Could we continue our great run of form and high league position as of late.

    As I said, things were going to take a drastic turn as things went down hill throughout October but it was a tough month facing Arsenal and West Ham along with City and United. It started with us welcoming Arsenal and drawing one a piece, a good point for us as Oliveira netted. Another London derby saw us welcome West Ham and blow an early lead, Dlamini gave us the lead after five minutes before we filtered away and lost two one. Our first away game of October saw us go to Manchester City and lose two nil whilst welcoming Man United in the EFL Cup Fourth round and losing four two Arregui netted both our goals but it shows the big difference in class. We ended the month with a much needed win away at Wolves, Webb and Arregui bringing us back from one down to take all three points in the final twenty minutes.

    Now moved to eleven league games played and still up in fifth place as we're really motoring towards a good season outcome. Arsenal are now the league leaders and sitting a point clear of Chelsea in second place. Three points further a drift sees Man United whilst in fourth place West Ham are level on points with us in fifth before we have a two point gap over City and Liverpool. A close league table at this stage. But now two solid months of only league football to focus on.

    Next Update: London City FC - November 2033
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    London City FC - November 2033

    The calendar year is almost upon us again as we enter the penultimate month of the year in November but there is no let off just yet. The month for me started with a couple more England matches, only one more update after this one with London City before you see how my first full calendar year has gone in charge of the national side. That left just three matches for us in the league for the month.

    Three matches in November, three wins as we pick up a good bit of form to go four wins in a row following the victory at Wolves to close out October. We traveled to Stoke to kickstart November and picked up all three points whilst keeping a clean sheet as Robin and Natterman scored in the two nil victory. Welcoming Reading we picked up our biggest win for some time, a four one victory as Barros scored two own goals for Reading and McGregor and Webb on target for us. Finally ending the month by welcoming Swansea and keeping another clean sheet with a two nil win. Both goals coming in the first half as Dlamini and Arregui netted.

    And so come the end of November we're now sat up in fourth and without getting too carried away, we're knocking on the door for some form of European football next season. However we still have plenty of football to play in the league this season, in fact twenty four matches and we've stumbled in the final two months of both seasons lately. Maybe we can get across the line this year around and secure some European football next season.

    Next Update: London City FC - December 2033
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  30. What facepack are you using for the real players?
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  31. Awesome start to the season, hopefully you can keep it up and get a nice top half finish!

    It's great that the board only want you to bravely fight for survival! that means they will be happy no matter what haha.
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  32. d82z Just the basic one from Sortitoutsi.

    Thanks naterr I'm hoping we can finish top half but now targeting a European spot with how well we've coped this year. We're constantly being priced at 1000-1 to win the league so the boards expectations of fight against relegation are in line with the media odds.
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    London City FC - December 2033

    And so the calendar year has come to an end with us finishing December. In November we picked up three wins from three matches and were on a four game winning run as we look to continue our hunt for European football next season, well above expectations so far. A busy December compared to last month saw us play six league games in comparison to the three matches of November, how would we end the year...

    Not too bad form indeed throughout December with three wins, one draw and just two defeats against the expected two in the fixture list thats for sure. A trip to Anfield saw us lose out one nil. Back to back home games followed with us beating Barnsley three nil, Webb netting twice and Nattermann all on target inside the opening twenty minutes before we drew one a piece against Tottenham with Bertolotti netting our goal. A trip to Old Trafford saw us lose to Man united two one, Webb again with our goal. We ended the month and year with two home games and two one nil wins against Newcastle and Middlesbrough with Nowocien and Arsenio netting.

    So we end the calendar year and head into 2034 and the second half of the season currently sat up in fifth place and still knocking on that door for European football net season with eighteen league games remaining. We're only eight points off the top remarkably as Arsenal lead the way with Chelsea second, four points behind. West Ham are the surprise package in third so far two points ahead of us whilst United occupy fourth, a single point infront of us. We have a seven point gap over Reading in eighth so could realistically begin to look at a top seven finish this season. Two seasons ago we finished on thirty eight points and last season forty one points, we're already on thirty eight points this season!

    Next Update: England - 2033 Round Up
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    England - 2033 Round Up

    And so time for my second ever England national team update as I've played through my first whole calendar year here at England. It wasn't a busy year nor a 'big competition' year however we did have World Cup qualifiers to play this year around as we aimed to reach the 2034 World Cup next summer. We also had the European International League Semi Final to play against Holland.

    Well, looking back on things I said it wasn't busy, we still played a large handful of matches, in fact nine games over the calendar year, the majority coming in the World Cup qualifiers which got off to a great start with wins over Albania and Bulgaria winning five nil and three nil, great to see us keep two clean sheets to start the qualifiers. Unfortunately we lost to Holland in the European International League Semi Final clash one nil. Back to qualifying action we beat Faroe Islands seven nil, Rigby and Guest netting hatrick before France beat us one nil. Three more wins followed, three nil against Albania, one nil against Bulgaria and four nil against Faroe Islands before ending our qualifying campaign against France with a nil nil draw.

    We done enough to steal the top spot and automatically qualified now for the 2034 World Cup. I'm looking forward to our first major competition as manager. Bulgaria took second on sixteen points, ahead of France in third. Faroe Islands finished bottom of the group with eight defeats from eight games and a minus thirty seven goal difference, tough competition for them.

    With the 2034 World Cup coming up this calendar year, I'll play through our 'warm up friendlies' and then update at the end of the season before updating the World Cup as we play through it.

    Next Update: London City FC - January 2034
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  34. Another amazing year comes to an end and the story keeps getting better. European football next season would be a great achievement, think it's time I head to the bookies again to bet on you winning the EPL in the next couple of seasons.

    Just wondered if there would be any stage or set of circumstances that would mean you would leave London City?
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  35. Its a successful season to date neavie pops23 and we're definitely moving forward thats for sure. Still think we're a few seasons away from mounting a serious title challenge but if we can get European football it can only help surely. Only if I was sacked etc I imagine!
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    London City FC - January 2034

    Following the end of calendar year England round up its time to return to club football as we head into the New Year with London City FC. January is always a busy month as we head into the month containing FA Cup action as well as plenty of league football. In fact we'd end up playing eight matches in total. I also had some transfer news which is rare for January.

    A few more players left in January, becoming unhappy with lack of playing time and simply not good enough for the squad anymore, I didn't make a loss on the transfers from when they joined on a free most of them a couple seasons ago. Schepens has gone out on loan to Mansfield whilst Vranic joins Hull for two hundred and seventy five pounds originally. Felix heads to Chesterfield originally for three hundred thousand pounds whilst Dijkhuizen joins Norwich for five hundred and fifty thousand pounds. All three of those deals could rise in value yet. Finally young Andy Fox has been moved to our feeder club Stevenage on loan.

    And I even made a January signing! Centre midfielder Damian Mazurek joined us from Leicester for eight million pounds and will definitely add to our strong midfield area. He possess all the right qualities for a roaming playmaker or even an advanced playmaker and we'll make the most of that this season. Hes only twenty three so has a long future ahead of him still.

    Anyway, finally moving into Januarys football and it was a slow start for sure, however we eventually got ourselves sorted and picked up the points nearer the end of the month. Unfortunately the New Year got off to a poor start as we lost two one at home against Southampton. We then drew three games in a row, firstly against Championship side QPR in the FA Cup Third Round, Nowocien netted twice to put us ahead twice but QPR pegged us back to earn a replay. We then drew two a piece against struggling Leicester as Arregui struck twice for us which saw us two one up. It took Extra Time but we eventually got past Championship side QPR in the FA Cup Third Round replay, Nattermann put us ahead, we then conceded late on, however an own goal in the final minute of Extra Time saw us through. We were shocked by a brilliant Everton side who beat us three nil in the league before we beat Sheffield Wednesday two nil another two for Nowocien. The month ended with a two nil win over Leicester in our second head to head this month. Acuna and Nowocien securing our spot in the FA Cup Fifth Round where we'll face Championship side West Brom.

    Seventh in the league, a slight step back but with our form stuttering a little bit, but I expected that with the start of the FA Cup as well making our fixture list a lot more congested lately. We have a game in hand over sixth place Liverpool where a win can see us go above them. We're still aiming to end the season with European football come the end but it will be a struggle.

    Next Update: London City FC - February 2034
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  36. Great season to date mate.
    Keep it up and i think top 7 is defo achievable.
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  37. Thanks Tracz thats the aim now!
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    London City FC - February 2034

    Our form was a bit up and down in January but I was expecting that with the congested fixture list we had. And its not going to ease up anytime soon as we continue to push for for European football next season but also extend our run in the FA Cup. February wasn't too bad however with just our matches for us over the two competitions, it'd just be a case of if we could hold our nerve.

    Plenty of goals over the four games, in fact we saw twenty one goals in four matches including three three two results and a four two. It was a narrow defeat against both Chelsea and Arsenal, the first at home and second away as we lost three two in both matches. Arregui and Nattermann with late goals against the blue side of London whilst McGregor and Webb netting against the red side. We traveled to West Brom in the FA Cup Fifth Round and beat them three two, two own goals in the first half guided us to victory with McGregor also on target. Finally we ended the month against Man City and shocked them with a four two win. Webb struck his twelfth and thirteenth goals of the season whilst Arregui and an own goal helped us across the line.

    Tables still tight as we now have just ten league games remaining this season and we're still flying high above expectations in seventh place and currently on for European football next season. But we've seen the past two seasons, a lot can change over the last couple of months of the Premier League. Ten points outside the Champions League spots but I don't have aims for them. Fifth and sixth automatically qualify for Europa League group stage whilst seventh go into the Third Qualifying Round depending on the EFL and FA Cup winners.

    Next Update: London City FC - March 2034
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    London City FC - March 2034

    Three months of competitive football to go this season and we were due another short, quiet month as we had another international warm up game before the World Cup. Four games awaited us as we faced three more Premier League games on our hunt for European football along with an FA Cup Sixth Round tie against Chelsea. Oh we also had the youth intake, maybe, just maybe this was our year...

    Nope! Same old rubbish, we'll keep upgrading our facilities, one day, just one day, we'll get one decent player come through our youth facilities. But not today.

    Yes! Another soid month for us, just the one league defeat and we've got FA Cup progression! We welcomed Wolves to start March and that saw a Cliff Webb brace which helped take all three points. A trip to West Ham saw us lose one nil to a London rival as they continue their hunt for Champions League football next season. We welcomed Chelsea in the FA Cup Sixth Round and made the Semi Finals for the first time ever as we beat them three one. A superb result which saw Arregui strke and Nowocien net twice. We'll face Championship side Derby County in the Semi Final. Finally ending March with a four two victory over Reading away from home. Webb netted our first whilst Dlamini netted a superb first half hatrick.

    Still seventh and now two months remaining of league football with us facing seven more league games this season. Arsenal are top seven points clear of second place Chelsea as it looks like it'll be their season for success. West Ham in third are looking good for Champions League football with Man United in fourth. Man City look set for Europa League football as do Liverpool, we're hoping that seventh will be enough this year.

    Next Update: London City FC - April 2034
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    London City FC - April 2034

    Down to two months and boy am I getting excited, excited at a new, personal best record for London City FC but the thought of European football potentially gracing our new capacity stadium next season. However we got time to finish the season yet or even blow it. Going into the month I had seven league games remaining and we'd face four of those this month along with the FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley against Chelsea.

    Not the prettiest of months, not the run of green dots we wanted, but a couple of big wins and progression to the FA Cup Final! We traveled to Swansea to start the month and took all three points back from Wales as Webb and Dlamini netted in a two nil win. A home game against Stoke saw us draw one all after Arregui put us ahead. Liverpool beat us three one at home, Arregui netted our late goal only a consolation. A trip to Wembley, our first for years saw us face Championship side Derby and win three two, a narrow game which saw Arregui net another two and Acuna strike in the second half to set us up into the Final! We ended April with a narrow one nil defeat against Man United.

    Seventh still, its a running trend now it seems, we've occupied seventh on a regular basis this season and are just three games away from Europa League football next season, or even one as we face the FA Cup Final in May as well as our last three league games. Arsenal are Premier League Champions whilst Chelsea finish second thats already been confirmed Man United, West Ham and Man City are in the hunt for the last two Champions League spots. Everton are only a point behind us, we have a game in hand though.

    Here is our end of season run in, our final month of competitive football and it shouldn't be too bad in the league. A trip to Barnsley, who need to win all their games by quite a margin to stay up. We'll then go to mid table Tottenham before ending the league season with a trip to another side who are struggling, Newcastle, who could be relegated by then. And we'll end the season with a chance of some silverware which we haven't had for some years, the FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley.

    Next Update: London City FC - May 2034
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  40. Is it 6th or 7th that guarantees europa league?
    Great going to get to fa cup final.
    Good luck

  41. Unfortunately its fifth and sixth Tracz simply because Everton won the EFL Cup. Otherwise seventh place would get it to if it was one of the top five sides.
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    London City FC - May 2034

    Here we go then, the final month of the competitive season for London City FC and to pull the curtain down over season number eighteen and it could prove to be a big season. We're a couple games away from potentially securing a European spot next season whilst also about to secure a brand new record high finish for the club. Three Premier League games to play and an FA Cup Final against Arsenal to round up the season.

    Two wins and a defeat to round up the season, we won both games against the strugglers at the bottom so done what we needed to do. A trip to Barnsley saw us win three one and have three different scorers with Dlamini, Arregui and Acuna all netting. We then lost away at Tottenham three one after Johnston gave us the lead from the off. We ended the season away at relegated Newcastle and held onto a clean sheet and take all three points with Webb netting a brace and Arregui scoring between those two goals. The season ends with the FA Cup Final after the league table.

    And we finish seventh, a superb season finishing nine positions higher this year around than our first season and seven positions higher than last season. We also finished twenty one points better off than last season which has been brilliant for us. Arsenal are champions but we already knew that and Chelsea finish second. Man united end third with West Ham finishing in fourth and securing the final Champions League spot. Manchester City and Liverpool secure Europa League football whilst we don't! Everton won the EFL Cup so even finishing ninth they'll head to the Europa League next season.

    Absolute scenes as this wasn't on the agenda this season. We faced the Premier League Champions and EFL Cup runners up this season Arsenal at Wembley infront of a full capacity, ninety thousand fans with forty five thousand of them ours. Arsenal battered us stats wise, hitting thirty four shots at us and seventeen of those on target whilst we had just nine shots and four on target. But it was us who came out on top, against the pressure and the constant defending, Nowocien came on at Full time and done wonders in Extra Time, netting twice to guide us to our first ever FA Cup, but not our last, mark my words.

    Finishing seventh saw us receive twenty seven million pounds this season. This saw our balance rise up to over seventy million pounds. The board have also announce our budgets for next season to with Europa League football on the agenda we nee to spend it wisely. We have a transfer budget of fifty eight million pounds and a wage budget of one point one million. We'll need to let some players go this summer to be able to strengthen again.

    Next Update: England - World Cup Warm Up Round Up 2034

  42. Fantastic mate!!
    A great league position and an amazing/unexpected cup win.
    The season couldnt of gone much better.
    Hopeully you can strengthen in the right areas and push for top 5 next season.
    Are you in the clubs favourite people?
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  43. Thanks Tracz it sure was an unexpected FA Cup win especially against those stats! I am infact under a 'club legend'
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    England - World Cup Warm Up Round Up 2034

    We're just a couple days away now from my first major tournament here in charge of the England National team with the 2034 World Cup set to begin shortly. However due to it being a major tournament I have decided to round up the friendlies we've played to date this year before the World Cup begins which I will report upon regularly to keep you updated with how things go.

    I took the easy way out thats for sure as we faced all low ranked teams in our four warm up games over the first half of the year. We won all four friendlies expectedly so and kept four clean sheets, these were morale boosting friendlies ahead of the World Cup. We beat Uganda five nil, Saudi Arabia two nil, Turkmenistan seven nil and San Marino five nil, Rigby and Ferguson both struck a fair few goals each which was superb for their confidence for the big competition.

    And now we head into the World Cup as we were fourth seed we have been handed this group. It looks straight forward enough, bar perhaps Brazil who we'll play last in the three matches. We go into the tournament ranked twenty second in the world, our first opponents, Uzbekistan are ranked twenty fifth with Mali twenty ninth in the world rankings and expectely so Brazil second in the world.

    Next Update: England - World Cup Round Up 2034
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    England - World Cup Round Up 2034

    I've decided to wrap up the 2034 Word Cup in one whole update rather than tease it out with group results then potentially knockout rounds etc. We had been given a very good group in the fact we should be progressing from it rather easily. I think our World Ranking doesn't quite cut how good we actually are. With games against Uzbekistan, Mali and Brazil, would we advance from the group? The board wanted us to reach at least the Quarter Finals.

    It ended up being a very, very good group stage for us as we went unbeaten. Not only that, because we didn't concede in the first two group games we had actually gone ten games without conceding a goal, unlocking another achievement. We beat Uzbekistan three nil in the opening game. Hopewell netted a penalty after eleven minutes with Maguire making it two before the break. Brandbury quickly made it three in the second half. It was the same result against Mali, just three different scorers again. Guest netted before the break before McDonnell and an own goal in the space of three second half minutes helped secure the win. Finally the group came to a close against Brazil, we took the lead in injury time of the first half when Guest converted a spot kick. With half an hour to go we trailed two one as Maguila score twice for Brazil in the space of seven minutes. However Ozduran netted a late equaliser for us.

    And with seven points on the board we advance from the group in pole position as our plus six goal difference narrowly edges out Brazil who finish second, also with seven points but just a plus five goal difference. Mali head out the competition with a single win, which they picked up off Uzbekistan who had a tournament to forget, finishing bottom without a single point on the board.

    The Second Round of the World Cup drew us against Ukraine and we put in a very dominant shift which saw us win and advance to the Quarter Finals. We led just before the break when Callum Feguson netted. Second half it took a while but eventually we made the most of the shots we had when Ozduran made it two nil with twelve minutes remaining. Guest secured the win two minutes from time before we conceded a late consolation.

    The board wanted us to reach the World Cup Quarter Finals and in fact we've beat that target as we advance to the Semi Finals with a victory over Belgium. A much tighter game saw it all square at nil nil come half time. Second half we started very quickly as Guest struck within a minute and then Fitzpatrick made it two nil within ten minutes of the second half beginning. Once again we conceded a late consolation but this time it was Belgium who went crashing out.

    This must be what it felt like to be Arsenal in the FA Cup Final, we were robbed by a quick starting Portugal in the Semi Finals. We battered them shots wise, were dominated by them on possession but the fact we struggled to hit the target really cost us. Santos netted for Portugal after just three minutes and that secured the victory for them.

    We faced Croatia in the Third place playoff and secured that accolade come the end of the competition. A single one goal win over Croatia secured third spot in a very narrow game. Plenty of fouls were given away throughout the match which saw five bookings. We had the the better share of possession and an early Ferguson goal with just seven minutes on the board secured third place.

    It ended up being Portugals World Cup as they beat Brazil in the Final narrowly one nil. We performed very well with it pleasing the board that we finished third, much better than their expectations of reaching the Quarter Finals come the end. Croatia were marked as the biggest overachievers of the competition, finishing in fourth following their defeat against us in the Third Place Playoff. Argentina on the other hand had a competition to forget as they went out the Quarter Finals to eventual winners Portugal.

    Next Update: London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2034
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    London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2034

    This summer was slightly different than the other seventeen or eighteen I've been through for one reason alone, I was in Japan for the World Cup but I knew with Europa League football coming up this season for London City I had to still make waves in the transfer market and once again I feel we've really strengthened and can press on this season to repeat the success of last year. So all the transfer news, club news, squad report and friendly results of the summer, as well as the Community Shield fixture against Arsenal

    More good news, I have once again got the board to upgrade the youth facilities which will be good for the club as one day we may, just may produce a wonderkid through our facilities which we've struggled to do to date. However I was unable to ask for better training facilities, but will as soon as I can. We've also rose in the rich list with the English capital city club now fifty second in the world rich list.

    We're not at 1000-1 to finish bottom! This is our fourth season in the Premier League, our previous three seasons we've been predicted to finish rock bottom, twentieth at 1000-1 to win the title. But at last we're making progress. We're tipped to finish fifteenth this year and now 250-1 to win the title, much better for us. You can also see our reputation is growing in the Premier League.

    Once again we spent the money to try and strengthen the squad as we needed to. This saw seven players join the club in total over the summer, five of those on permanent deals whilst we also snapped up two late loan deals from Chelsea and Real Madrid. Joey Torres at £8.75million is our new record signing. On the other side of the door we saw five players leave on free transfers, three on loan and three separate deals. Dlamini leaves us for BMG in an £11.25million deal, his value was £19million but a buyout clause in his contract saw us robbed. Robin joins Austria Wien for four million whilst we finally get rid of Fuba to Schalke for one million, we could never get the work permit for him.

    Heres a quick overview of all seven of the new faces to come to the newly expanded London City stadium this summer. Its been a case of improve as many positions as possible this summer to really strengthen things up. We've got a new 'wonderkid' keeper in Grabovac who should be our number one this season. The two loan players stats look brilliant whilst Fofana and Torres also look superb additions for us.

    Still a fairly big squad but we are complying with the squad registration rules etc. I like the look of our squad once again and especially what I'd consider my starting eleven. Still a couple of 'weaker' players in the squad who I may try and get rid of before the summer, however if we don't succeed they will be fringe players at best.

    The usual busy summer, it wasn't too bad but could of perhaps gone a little better for us. We beat the likes of Queens Park, Stevenage, Hearts and Fisher as we should of been. Shame we couldn't quite grab a point out of Real Madrid and also struggled against Bordeux pretty heavily. But it was time to face the Arsenal game in the Community Shield Final.

    Community Shield Champions!! Arsenal must literally hate us! Once again they absolutely dominated the stats and we smashed and grabbed t get the victory. It was an own goal that sealed the win for us after just twenty seven minutes. Arsenal had chance after chance, in fact twenty three shots and thirteen on target to our eight shots and two on target. But we've done it, another new trophy in our cabinet!

    Next Update: London City FC - August 2034
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    London City FC - August 2034

    A very short August saw us face just two league games to kickstart season nineteen. We had started the competitive side of the season very well as we held off another strong Arsenal display to claim our first ever Community Shield trophy and the first time of asking. Now we head into the league action before next month the Europa League group stage will begin and the EFL Cup, we had to get off to a good start.

    This is a big blow for us, Matias Arregui has suffered a broken leg and will be out for six to eight months. A huge upset to my squad but we have back up players who will be able to step in to his place. I just hope he comes back in the same sort of form he was in before.

    A 'perfect' start to league action this season, perhaps a bit leaky at the back seeing three goals go against us in just two games however we have scored seven goals. We started the season in our newly expanded London City stadium and saw a good three one win, left it late though. Webb gave us the lead after half an hour. We conceded early in the second half however then left it late to secure the points as Webb struck four minutes from time and Fofana marked his Premier League debut with an injury time goal. We then went to Southampton and beat them four two. Torres got his first goal of the season as did Briere. There was an own goal and a second league goal in as many games for newly signed midfielder Fofana.

    Two wins from two this season see us up in second place and won of four teams with a perfect record to date as Arsenal have won three out of three this season. Behind us Watford and Leicester have also won both of their games to date. Early days to date but hopefully we are heading back to European action again next season.

    Our first ever season in Europe has seen this group drawn for us. We'll face German side BMG who signed Dlamini from us this summer as well as Ukraine side Dynamo Kyiv and Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia. Obviously the games against BMG will be very, very tough but I'm confident we can progress from the group.

    Next Update: London City FC - September 2034
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    London City FC - September 2034

    Following the short August we went into September which would be an absolute monster of a month. With us in three different competitions this month it was going to be stressful for the club. Six matches awaited for us, could we continue our good start to the season and make a promising stride towards the top of the pile.

    We ended up wining four of our six games this month however lost two of the London Rivalry games again. As we welcomed Watford we ran riot winning five two in the seven goal thriller. We saw five different goal scorers as well as Briere, Dixon, Webb, Torres and Nowocien all found the back of the Watford net. A trip to Chelsea saw us lose one nil. before we began our Europa League campaign with a narrow two one win in Ukraine. Fofana and Torres both netting late to come back from behind and seal the win. Another away game, our third on the bounce saw us beat Leicester one nil, Acuna striking twelve minutes from time. We welcomed Stoke in the EFL Cup Third Round and beat them on penalties as Frik, Fofana and Torres all on target in one hundred and twenty minutes. The month finished with a two nil defeat at home against West Ham.

    We're fifth come the end of September after six league matches are played. Chelsea unbeaten lead the way so far at the top of the pile with sixteen points from a possible eighteen. Arsenal, United and City are all infront of us as well so we're not sitting too badly at this moment in time. Obviously still early days and a long way to go. Just two points separate third from twelfth.

    Next Update: London City FC - October 2034
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    London City FC - October 2034

    Heading into October, celebrating another birthday, we're very much where we were last season, not really noticing much progress this year around but I wasn't expecting to. We're doing very well as it stands and if we can secure European football again next season its a great step in the right direction. We're on a great run in the Europa League and the EFL Cup to date, can we continue.

    Hows that Europa League form!? three wins from three now in the group stage as we beat BMG and CSKA-Sofia. We welcomed German giants BMG and surprisingly beat them three nil as Acuna and Briere both netted in the first half and McGregor netted late on to secure the win. Liverpool came to us and we lost one nil. The a trip to Middlesbrough saw us win five three Acuna netted a superb hatrick whilst Webb and Torres also continue their strong season. It was back to back hatricks for Acuna as we beat CSKA Sofia four two! Webb also netting for a second game running. The month ended with us welcoming Tottenham who we don't have a great record against, but drew two a piece. Fofana and Webb put us two one up before half time.

    Slowly trundling through the season month by month, we're now nine games played and sixth in the league. Surprisingly Stoke are up in fifth but I don't expect their European hunt to continue throughout the season. Surprisingly both Liverpool and Spurs are struggling to date this season whilst Chelsea are still unbeaten having dropped just two points.

    I forgot to screenshot the Europa League table, I'll post it in the next update.

    Next Update: London City FC - November 2034
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    London City FC - November 2034

    Into the penultimate month of 2034 as we're really heading through the latter years now. Season nineteen is approaching the halfway stage and we're still in all three competitions we've entered to date as well as obviously scooping the Community Shield. There would be six more matches for us in November with one in the EFL Cup, two in the Europa League and three Premier League matches, how would we be sitting in these three competitions come the end of the month...

    Another superb month in all three competitions sees us win four, draw one and lose just once again as we continue our great form across November. It began by welcoming Leicester in the EFL Cup and knocking them out the Fourth Round. Briere gave us the lead from a spot kick six minutes before half time. McGregor made it two ten minutes after the restart. Leicester put the pressure on us when they pulled one back but we held on, we'll face Man united in the Quarter Finals. A trip to a wet and windy Stoke then followed and the scoreline was the same, a two one league win. Fofana and Nowocien netting our goals. Three games played and three different competitions as we next welcomed CSKA-Sofia and walked past them in the Europa League for the second time. A strong showing saw us win three nil, all three inside twenty minutes as Acuna, Vanfleteren and Fofana all found the net. We welcomed Reading in the League and were held to a one all draw, Nowocien bailing us out in the seventy ninth minute to earn a point. A trip to Burnley saw Webb net his only two goals of the month in the second half as we won two nil. Ending the month welcoming Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv and losing out narrowly, one nil.

    Still hanging in and around the right area with us occupying fifth place, it seems fifth if our seventh of last season where we occupied it most and finished. Chelsea are still unbeaten, now twelve in and still only drawn the one match, winning the other eleven. They're six clear of Arsenal in second. Man City are a further point away with United a further point behind again and then us, another further point behind. We then have a four point gap of the chasing pack consisting of West Ham, Reading and Leicester.

    We have met the boards objectives for the Europa League and qualified for the first knockout round, now it'll all depend on what sort of draw we end up getting for those rounds to see if we can go further. We're currently topping the group with one game to go and that is a tricky trip to Germany to face BMG. They are just two points behind us and could jump us with a win. However if they lose they could go out if Dynamo Kyiv beat CSKA-Sofia in their last game, the latter of the two sides are bottom without a point to date.

    Next Update: London City FC - December 2034
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  50. Looking good so far this season. Hopefully you can finish in the top 4
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