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London City FC - A City On The Rise

  1. What a rollercoaster of a year, plenty twists and turns left i'm sure.

    It could be a chance to really twist the knife into Man City by knocking them out of Europe and winning the league.
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  2. Congrats on the double mate.
    Lets hope there is another one or two trophies to follow still.
    Great work getting past barca.
    Keep it up!
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  3. Our record is slowly improving against City neavie pops23 so hopefully we can continue that but it will be tough to knock them.

    Thanks Tracz there is definitely room for a couple more trophies this season. Was superb to beat a side like Barca.
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    London City FC - April 2037

    We head into April, the penultimate month of the year with us sitting in all competitions remaining still, we're top of the Premier League, in the FA Cup Semi Final and in the Champions League Quarter Finals where we'll face Reading and Manchester City respectively. Those games are played in April, all together we face seven matches throughout the month and our main aim is keeping our sights set on that league title, its a close, tight run in though.

    Again its not a bad month really, with five wins and two defeats throughout the month and progression in both cup competitions some how. The month started with a comfortable two nil win over Wolves with goals from Fofana and Guest in the Second half securing the points. As we welcomed Manchester Unite we slipped to a three nil defeat in the league before losing two nil against the other side of Manchester, City, losing two nil away from home in the Champions League Quarter Final First Leg. Back to League action we traveled to Anfield and beat Liverpool three one, as Dunn, Landzaar and Arregui all netted for us. And this boosted us for the Second Leg of the Champions League Quarter Final as we beat Manchester City four nil to turn the tie. Guest, Landzaat, Bird and Arregui all on target as we ran riot in this win. We recorded back to back four nil wins as well when we went to Wembley and beat Reading in the FA Cup Semi Finals. Guest netted for a second game running, Hoppe and Bernier were also on target whilst Arregui netted for a third game in a row. And Guest went on to make it three goals in three games as we welcomed Stoke to end the month and win two one, Landzaat netting the winner twelve minutes from time.

    Another month passes and we're still top of the league but now opening up a gap as we close in to the end of the season. Thirty four games played and we're top by a point, but also got a game in hand so could move four points clear now. Spurs look set to secure the fourth and final Champions League spot however Reading aren't backing down just yet sitting in fifth. Liverpool could miss out on a top ten finish again this year as they're really going backwards.

    From one English club to another, from one Manchester club to another. After knocking Manchester City out the Champions League in the Quarter Final, we'll now face Manchester United in the Semi Final. It'll be a tough tie thats for sure, even more so with the first leg being at home instead of being able to rely on it in the second leg.

    We're set for another head to head with Manchester City again this season as well. We will meet them for the seventh time this season when we play the final game of the season in the FA Cup Final against the blue side of Manchester. We've definitely narrowed things up with our head to head record with them so its sure to be a tight affair as we try and defend another title.

    Next Update: London City FC - May 2037
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  4. so excited! This is going to be a legendary season I can just tell!

  5. Well, the time for waiting is over naterr
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    London City FC - May 2037

    Here we go then, season twenty one is coming to an end with our final month right here. And going into May we were still on to scoop all five trophies this season if we could hold our nerve in May. Having already scooped the Community Shield and the EFL Cup, both victories against Manchester City, we move on now to the league title with four league games remaining, the FA Cup Final, again against Manchester City whilst we had a double header against the red side of Manchester, United, in the Champions League Semi Final this month, it was all going on...

    Capitulated! I don't know what happened, the final month saw us win just one of our six matches that you can see the results go and that was away at Manchester City where we started the month. Arregui had given us the lead before the host leveled. We went on to win the game in the final few minutes though as Landzaat netted the winner. We welcomed Manchester United and lost one nil in the Semi Final first leg. Brentford then beat us two one away from home. We trailed two nil before Fofana gave us a bit of hope which was short lived. Back to Champions League action, we took the trip to Manchester United already trailing one nil, and there was no Final for us again this year. They beat us three nil here and four nil on aggregate. Our form didn't really improve either as we faced two final Premier League games and failed to win, stretching the run to five without a win as we drew one all at home against Chelsea and then one all away at Huddersfield.

    Despite our poor form in the final month we have done it! We have finally won the Premier League! Its taken twenty one seasons but we are CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND! We won the league by two points in the end with Champions League finalist Manchester United finishing second. The blue side of Manchester finished in third a further three points behind before a gap really opened up to Spurs in fourth seven more points. Chelsea, Reading and West Ham all head to Europa League football net season. Everton won the Europa League this year so I think they are also in the Champions League next season.

    Thats how you wrap the season up, a dominant showing over Manchester City in the FA Cup Final saw Nigel Guest net a brace in a two one victory to secure back to back FA Cup titles and our third in four years I believe. We're really moving forward as a club now and this victory shows it.

    Next Update: London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2036/2037
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  6. Get in mate!
    Beauty of a season, and a great story.
    Shame about the Champions league, but I'm sure you won't be too disappointed with just the quadruple!
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  7. Thanks a lot Tom26 its been such a fun story and another enjoyable season despite it being our 21st season I'm still loving it thats for sure. We will get our hands on a Champions League title soon.
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    London City FC - End Of Season Round Up 2036/2037

    Once again, a quick recap of the season that has now past, season twenty one and we have finally scooped that Premier League title. I believe it is our sixth season in the Premier League and it means we have officially gone from the bottom playable tier to the top of the English leagues in twenty one seasons, every year finishing at least one place higher than the year before, what a stat that is. And so onto the round up, competitions, players and financial.

    Victorious London City celebrate famous quadruple, the headline that most of the papers went with following our FA Cup success come the end of the season. It was definitely one to look back upon definitely. From the start we scooped the Community Shield in a head to head against Manchester City and that set the tone domestically for the season, beating them in the EFL Cup Final and the FA Cup Final as well. It was the other Manchester club, Man United, that knocked us out the Champions League in the Semi Final, they went on to win the competition too

    All the player stats from another league season shown above. Three goalkeepers all who played this season following injuries to Grabovac and Wall saw us call up seventeen year old Parsons who made eight starts in the end. A fair few of our defenders scored three goals this year, there isn't one that scored more. Summer signing Landzaat had a very good season, playing the most games this year by nine games as he made sixty starts and one sub appearance, scoring fourteen and assisting eighteen, he was definitely a good purchase. Dunn, Briere and Andrews all had very good seasons in attacking roles too as we struggled to fit Hopewell in for his position. Youngsters Burton and Tagoe made a few appearances, the latter made twenty three sub appearances whilst Guest had another very good season at the front. The only player not to make a start this year was Webb who made four sub appearances.

    Money, money, money! We were gifted almost forty million pounds for our Premier League finish and another thirteen million pounds or so for our Champions League run, plus Five million pounds per round we progressed I think so it has helped. This sees us now sitting on a bank balance of eighty nine million pounds. I've been given sixty two million of that for transfers this summer and we have two hundred and seventy five thousand pounds spare in the wages at this moment in time.

    And finally the free spending board are going to continue that way, spending more money on upgrades to the club. The stadium is going to be expanded again but this time by just eight hundred and ninety five seats which will take us to a full capacity of twenty nine thousand eight hundred seats which I think is the maximum we are allowed to go if I remember correctly from when it was originally built. The youth facilities are also going up again of course, but we are unable to even ask for the training facilities to go up for some strange reason.

    I'm now going to take a bit of time over the summer getting rid of the backroom staff and bringing in all new faces to try and get the best staff and coaches, some of these have been with us since day one or seasons five etc.

    Next Update: London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2037

  8. Well I suppose 4 out of 5 aint bad is it Congrats my friend, that CL trophy is getting closer and closer that's for certain!
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  9. It'll do this season neavie pops23 thats for sure! Won't be long till we win it.
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    London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2037

    From an end of season round up to a pre season round up as the summer comes and goes following us scooping four trophies last year, missing out on the Champions League trophy only. Maybe this year we could seal our first ever European trophy. However our main aim is to try and retain as many trophies as possible, especially the league title as we try and make our mark at the top of the English game last now.

    Another eight places risen in the European clubs leaderboard sees us move from twenty ninth up to twenty first as we start to grow as a club in the world now. You can see we're ahead of the likes of Dortmund, Schalke and Bilbao, whilst just trailing the likes of West Ham and Juventus.

    The rich list was a big surprise for us this year, I was surprised thats for sure, not sure where the money has come from but we've moved from fifteenth to sixth in the worlds club richlist. We only sit behind Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and Real Madrid now as we've jumped the likes of Barcelona,PSG and Manchester City, we really are growing now.

    A busy window where once again I mainly looked towards younger, English faces to build the squad for the future and for England rather than just focusing on the best players in the world. We bought in seven new faces all on permanent deals and spending fifty nine million pounds. Two free transfers as we raided players who were released in the summer. Spurs took out of favor Cliff Webb off our hands, valued at twelve million we got sixteen and a half million for him. Its good to see the club is now a side who loan players out too, with a few going to our parent clubs.

    Here are all our new faces from the busy summer as always. The only players who are likely to play for us on a regular basis this season are centre back Espino who joined cheaply from Man City, potentially Akoli and former BMG attacking midfielder Wottrich. The rest of the faces will be attempted to go out on loan for the season to get first team action. Failing that they could feature in some of the easier cup matches for the season.

    The main squad without some of the new, younger projects at the club, we're really looking like a team capable of winning multiple trophies now and we did just that last year and thats the aim again this year. Both our goalkeepers are top quality and will be used in a rotational system this year to keep them happy and progressing. And we're just as strong all over the pitch now.

    The summer was very productive and definitely forward moving for us as we played seven friendlies, won six of those and drew just the one, that was the opening match of the summer. The only real challenging game we faced over the summer was Zenit who we dispatched three nil. Anyway at the end of the summer, we move into the Community Shield, our third appearance in the last four years.

    This was a really special victory, we scooped our third Community Shield title in four years as we eased past Manchester United, four three in the seven goal thriller. The game was very even especially the attacking match stats. Guest started his season with a bang, putting us ahead twice in the first half with Rigby netting the equaliser for United. Sen then nodded home a corner to put us three one up at half time. Second half United came back, hart netted to make it three two before Akoli come off the bench to score and seal the win with eight minutes to go. United didn't give up, Doyle netted with four to go but we held on.

    Next Update: London City FC - August 2037
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  10. Brillaint, just brilliant, read through every page!!

  11. Wow thanks darnho I can't imagine how long that took you! I appreciate it though
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    London City FC - August 2037

    The first month of season twenty two is now completed as we have moved out the blocks. Obviously we had started it last update as we took a third Community Shield trophy in four seasons. We've now featured in three finals and won all three, starting to make that competition our own now. Four Premier League games awaited us in August to kick start the new season with a couple of tricky ties.

    Following the win in the Community Shield over Manchester United, we faced four Premier League games and picked up three wins and a draw, annoyingly dropping points against Burnley. A home game to start the new season saw us welcome Arsenal and win three two. Arregui has got his season underway with a brace whilst Landzaat has scored his first of the season coming against his former side. We then faced two trips, first to QPR who we beat two one with guest giving us the lead before the host leveled, Briere then fired us to victory eleven minutes from time. Burnley then held us to a one all draw, Guest netting our only goal in the one all draw. Finally ending the month with a two nil win over Fulham at home, Sen and Guest netting inside sixteen minutes.

    As always, the Premier League table is a little pointless at this stage of the season but as you can see its a strong start for Manchester City who win all four of their opening games. Chelsea join us with ten points from a possible twelve with us in third behind them on goal difference. Manchester United are also unbeaten as are ninth place Brentford at this early stage.

    For once a Champions League group that I don't feel worried about! We face Spanish First Division side Villarreal, Croatian First Division side Dinamo and Belgian Pro League A side Club Brugge. For once I'm fully expecting us to not only qualify from this group, but top it with ease with any luck. We've qualified with ease the last two years when we've faced the likes of PSG, Juventus and Bayern. So should be okay here. And the Final is played at our former ground Wembley.

    Next Update: London City FC - September 2037
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    London City FC - September 2037

    We have started the season strongly yet again as we try to defend our first ever Premier League crown and secure it for a second season running. However we were held by Burnley last month to stop us making the perfect start to the season. This month would see our EFL Cup defence start as well as begin our Champions League group stage for the third year running, aiming to bypass our best ever Semi Final appearance the last two years. Three Premier League games await us as well

    Another 'near perfect' month as we slip up to one draw again but maintain our unbeaten start to the league season with five more wins. A trip to Reading first saw us race into a two goal lead saw Arregui and Guest score in twelve minutes for us, we conceded one but held on strong. We then took a trip to Croatia where we beat Dinamo five two as all five goals for us came in the second half. An own goal and then one each for Arregui, Guest, Briere and Akoli secured a winning start to our Champions League season. A second game running where we scored five as we returned home from Croatia to beat Brentford five nil Briere, Guest (x2), Arregui and an own goal secured the big victory over them. We then welcomed Huddersfield in the EFL Cup Third Round, two second half goals from Guest then Landzaat put us easily in the Fourth Round. A trip to Southampton saw us draw one all following Guest early strike. We ended the month with Spanish side Vallarreal coming to us, we made it two wins from two in the Champions Leaue with Bernier and Akoli netting.

    Top of the league after seven matches with Manchester United matching us stride for stride at this stage of the season. Manchester City are only a further point behind us too as it seems set to be another long season fight with both halves of Manchester. Arsenal and Liverpool are both struggling to get going again this season whilst Everton are struggling in the relegation zone early on.

    Next Update: London City FC - October 2037
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  13. Great start to the season mate.
    The club really has grown over the years, all we need now is to find a conveyor belt for that youth academy.
    Surely it cant be much longer. Any chance of a ss of your staff? Training stars n that.
    Whats the plan for your future? Make london city most decorated team in pl history? Plan to retire at london city?
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  14. Thanks Tracz its been another superb start to the league and cup campaigns thats for sure. Here is a link to the staff: Staff One, Staff Two, Staff Three, Staff Four, Training.As for the future, I think eventually turn London City into an all English club but definitely will retire with them.
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    London City FC - October 2037

    Into October as I celebrate my forty sixth birthday now we had another busy month to compete with. Premier League, EFL Cup and Champions League football awaited us again this month. Its becoming a common thing for us to feature in these three competitions regularly now and I'm fully enjoying it as well. Its nice trying to be competitive not only in the league but in Europe as well.

    Another unbeaten month, thats three in a row now as we are really setting a tone for the season shame we can't turn some of the draws into wins but we'll keep battling away. We beat West Ham at the start of October as a late birthday present as Hoppe netting the only goal of the game. A trip to Leicester saw us grab a late draw as Guest netted nine minutes form time to make it one a piece. A trip to Belgium saw us draw two all with Club Brugge, another two points dropped with Arregui and Guest netting for us. Three wins following though, first at home against Everton, four one as Akoi struck a brace with Arregui and Bird also on target. It required Extra Time but we are in the EFL Cup Quarter Finals as we beat Derby two one. Bird gave us the lead before the away side leveled. They went down to ten men however it still took an Arregui extra time goal to see us through. We end the month with a rout against Tottenham, winning the eight goal thriller five three, Guest, Bernier and Akoli on target in the first half for us, Wottrich with his first ever Premier League goal and Nieto both netted in the second half.

    Eleven games played in the league this season and we're top by just two points still as not only us, but Manchester United also remain unbeaten at this stage of the season. It then opens up a further three point gap to third place Manchester City and a further point to Chelsea in fourth. We did Manchester United to begin to drop points soon.

    Three games played, two games won and one drawn as we're also unbeaten in the Champions League to date as well. Villarreal are a point behind us and Club Brugge only a further two points behind them as its tight at this stage. I'm still expecting us to qualify from this group and in the top spot this season.

    Next Update: London City FC - November 2037
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    London City FC - November 2037

    We head into November, still unbeaten having played twenty this season and not losing any of those. We now move into another month which could finally see us toppled as we will face a hard game against Chelsea in the league this month. Six matches awaited us again this month and we would face it off in two different competitions once again with more European Champions League action and Premier League action awaiting again this month.

    Make that unbeaten in twenty five this season! Yes thats right, we've gone a fourth month unbeaten this season and we seem almost unstoppable this year drawing just the one game again this month. We welcomed Belgian side Club Brugge and grabbed an easy three nil win, a double for Bird and a late one for Dunn wrapping up the win. It was the same scoreline against Watford at home, Arregui with a brace and Guest converting a spot kick. A trip to Huddersfield in our only away game in November saw us beat Huddersfield two one, coming back from behind with Tagoe and Bernier netting. Our fifth of six Champions League group games this season saw us welcome Dinamo and beat them three nil, a brace for Guest and a late goal for Akoli securing our third three nil win this month. Ending the season with a two all draw against Chelsea, taking the lead twice and blowing it twice.

    We just can't shift Manchester United, they're on us like a bad smell, level on points with us but we do have a game in hand and are able to now move three points clear if we win it. They have finally tasted defeat, unlike us who are still pressing on for the unbeaten season however we have only played fourteen games so far this season. A long way to go but we keep on battling.

    We're qualified and safe in the next round, now its a fight for the top spot between us and Villarreal in the final group game.

    Next Update: London City FC - December 2037
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    London City FC - December 2037

    We're still unbeaten in every single competition this season as we head into the wintery month of December. The month of festivities however there will be no relaxing for us, we'll continue to hunt for the unbeaten season in the Premier League and if possible, every competition going however we knew that'd be tough. Its fair to say December was a busy one, with eight games across four different competitions as we'd continue our EFL Cup and Champions League progress going as well as the Premier League matches. But for some strange reason the FA Cup Third Round would start in December this year.

    EFL Cup progression, FA Cup progression and another win in the Champions League, unbeaten at the end of the calendar year for this 2036/307 season to date its unbelievable. Come the end of the month we're unbeaten in thirty three matches across all competitions. The month started with the EFL Cup Quarter Final where we beat Fulham two one, our goals coming from Bertolotti and Guest late on. Moving to league action we traveled to Manchester City and beat them two one through Arregui and Akoli. Over to Spain to beat Villarreal in our final Champions League group game, winning two one again, this time Guest and Akoli netting. We returned to England for two more away games on the bounce, beating Wolves three two and then Arsenal two one. Bernier, Arregui and Sen on target against Wolves whilst Guest hit a brace against Arsenal. Finally back at home we welcomed Manchester United and drew two all, fair result. Guest put us ahead before we trailed two one at the break. Arregui secured a point for us. We beat Liverpool at Anfield one nil and saved a penalty. Ending the month with that FA Cup Third Round tie against Crewe who we beat four two Bird, Sen and Akoli in the first half with Hopewell netting in the second forty five.

    We've finally got the break away we've been seeking. We sit eight points clear at the top of the table and now have breathing space over Manchester City in second. Chelsea sit a further three points behind and have played two more matches whilst Manchester United in fourth have three games in hand on us and could move second whilst closing the gap to us to just three points again if they win all three of them.

    We were already through our Champions League group before even facing Villarreal in Spain for the final group game. But we do qualify, unbeaten with sixteen points from a possible eighteen and taking the top spot which could be massive in the group draw. Villarreal qualify in second as expected whilst Club Brugge head into the Europa League knockout Rounds.

    Gulp! Thats a tough draw for us but I'm not overly worried. We faced Bayern Munich before, twice in the group stage a couple seasons ago and we didn't lose to them, I believe we won both ties against them in fact so I'm hopeful we can progress again. As you can see on the left, all five English teams are still in the Champions League as well, could we see an all English Champions League? Could we beat the past two seasons and reach the Final instead of Semis?

    Next Update: London City FC - January 2038
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    London City FC - January 2038

    Happy New Year, happy 2038! We're still powering through the seasons, perhaps at a slightly lesser rate than originally but we're still plugging away with this save. We've gone into January on a long unbeaten run and aim to come out the otherside still going. We did have a massive nine game month with Premier League, EFL Cup and FA Cup action as we seeked to continue advancing in all competitions, a quiet transfer window passed too.

    This is our only transfer that happened throughout the summer. Paul Hopewell joined us two seasons ago from Southampton for just ten million pounds. He was naturally a winger but with VPs tactic not playing attacking wingers I tried to convert him into a CAM role, annoyingly it didn't pay off. I still managed to make a good profit on him though, selling for an initial thirty two and a half million pounds with another seven and a half million in add ons.

    The unbeaten run continues, forty two matches unbeaten now in all competitions whilst also mounting an eleven game straight winning run needing just one more win to set another new club record. We started the season on New Years day beating QPR at home with goals from Akoli, Hopewell, Wottrich and Sen. Back to back home games and clean sheets as we beat Middlesbrough three nil, Guest, Fofana and Andrews netting this time around. As we welcomed Burnley we hit our fourth win on the bounce with a narrow three two win. Hope, Akoli and Bernier netting as we were three up in the first half. The EFL Cup Semi Final saw us beat West Ham three one in the First Leg before we welcomed Reading and won four nil. The goals and wins just kepy coming as well. Two away games saw us beat Fulham three nil and then Brentford two one. The EFL Cup Semi Final Second Leg saw us welcome West Ham to secure our spot in a third EFL Cup Final in a row, winning four two as Akoli netted a brace, Guest had one and an own goal. Ending the month with a comfortable win over Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup Fourth Round, Nieto, Burton and Akoli netting with a slightly rotated side.

    The gap is now finally beginning to open and we're moving clear now. We're ten points clear of Manchester United in second place they do have a game in hand but even if they win it we'll still be seven points clear which is looking good again this year for us. Manchester City and eighteen points behind us in third so I'm confident of a top two finish this year.

    Confirmation of our forty two game unbeaten run. And as I stated, we're also on an eleven game winning run.

    Next Update: London City FC - February 2038
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  18. You absolutely killed January there Dan, an unbeaten league season remains on the cards as well. KIU fella.
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  19. Thanks Shedender its been a sensational season to date.
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    London City FC - February 2038

    Into February and still on for a clean sweep of all five trophies this season and the form we're currently in, would anyone bet against us at this stage. Unbeaten in over forty matches now we seeked to extend it to fifty plus if we could have another good month. We faced just two Premier League games this month whilst seeing one FA Cup match, one Champions League match and our third EFL Cup Final in a row to end the month.

    Remaining unbeaten, well up to the final game of the month at least as the EFL Cup Final result will be revealed at the bottom of this post. A couple draws slipping into our game but we keep fighting. We welcomed and beat Southampton at the start of February and won three one. Akoli netting in the first half with it one all at half time. Landzaat and Bernier netted to secure the win. A topsy turvey game saw us narrowly hold our own and take a point against London Rivals West Ham in an eight goal thriller, drawing four all. Wottrich, Fofana, Arregui and Andrews all netting for us. The FA Cup wasn't providing any competition at this stage either with a comfortable four nil win at home against Everton. Akoli netting again, whilst Bernier, Fofana and Guest from the spot rounded up that victory. The First Knockout Round of the Champions League saw us draw one all against Bayern Munich. Akoli had given us the lead in Germany, all set for a big second leg at home.

    We are looking set for a second Premier League title and a second one in concession as we stay top of the pile, still unbeaten after twenty seventh matches. Just eleven matches to go this season, the lowest we can now finish is eighth whilst Manchester United are still applying some pressure on us just eight points behind in second place. Manchester City look to have secured a top three finish, seven points behind United in second but ten points clear of Spurs in fourth. Liverpool are just eight points above the drop zone at the bottom end of the table.

    What a game! What a win! Probably my favorite Cup Final to date, I thought we had lost it not once, not twice, but three times as we fell behind three times throughout the match at Wembley. Juliano gave Arsenal the host after just ten minutes but we leveled through Fofana in the twenty third minute. A minute of madness then followed, Hammond gave Arsenal the lead late in the thirty fifth minute, we took kick off went up the other end and leveled immediately with Arregui. The game stayed that way and went into Extra Time. There Arsenal took the lead for the third time of the day when Juliano netted his second for the red side of London. But we never gave us Andrews netted in injury time of the first half of extra time to force a penalty shootout. It was a dreadful shootout to, just two penalties were converted which were both ours as Wall saved two penalties and two hit the woodwork, securing our third EFL Cup on the bounce.

    Next Update: London City FC - March 2038
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    London City FC - March 2038

    Just three months remaining this season and we're still in the hunt to scoop all five trophies this season. It'd be some season if we could do the clean sheet this year, after scooping all four domestic trophies last year around. The Champions League is the only one missing from our trophy cabinet to date. We had the youth intake this month and on top of that faced three more Premier League games as well as the FA Cup Sixth Round and the Second leg of the Champions League First Knockout Round against Bayern Munich.

    It would seem our youth intake is beginning to improve and despite not being superb still, the best player to come through the academy for some years now is Warren McCarthy. I don't think he'll make it to the Premier League but we will see.

    Dammit! We were finally beaten this season, fifty one games unbeaten in all competitions from 17th May 2037 to 17th March 2038. The following game saw us finally lose against Watford. A strong three nil win at home against Leicester saw us start the month strongly. Wottrich and a brace from Akoli saw us start well. We then traveled to Everton where we beat them two one, came back from behind late on with Akoli and Arregui netting. We've advance to the FA Cup Semi Final when we beat Middlesbrough at home in the Sixth Round. Kabongo getting a rare goal with Arregui striking again. And then into Champions League action with us welcoming German giants Bayern Munich. We beat them three one, a confident showing saw us three nil up at the break with Akoli, Landzaat and Arregui on target. Our first defeat since May 2037 saw Watford take all three points from us. We lost three two, taking the lead twice but couldn't hold on. Ending the month with the Champions League Quarter Final where we blew a two goal lead in Spain against Barcelona, drawing two all.

    Its tightening up at the top of the table as Manchester United close the gap to just five points now with eight league games remaining. They're on a strong season themselves losing just two matches all season. Its looking solid that a top two finish is the case this year, we surely can't blow our strong start now to lose the top spot.

    Next Update: London City FC - April 2038
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    London City FC - April 2038

    And now down to our final two months of competitive football and despite our unbeaten run being ended by Watford last month, after managing fifty one games without a defeat, we were still in the hunt to scoop all five trophies this year around if we can hold our nerve and finally do the job in Europe this year. Another busy month April was with us playing in three different competitions still, would that be the case come the end of the month...

    A superb month for Thierry Akoli who couldn't stop scoring, a couple more defeats beginning to enter our game probably as the team are getting tired, we've played a lot of matches this year around but we're still picking up points. We welcomed Huddersfield and picked up a one nil win to start the month before welcoming Barcelona and winning the tie narrowly one nil, three two on aggregate to progress to our third Semi Final in three years in that competition. Akoli made it three goals in three matches for April when he netted early in a one all draw away at Chelsea. He didn't stop either when we welcomed Tottenham and slipped to our second league defeat of the season, three two, he hit a brace tho. Before going one better and netting a hatrick against Manchester City in a more than comfrotable four one win, Arregui with the opening. That took Akoli to eight goals in five games this month. A draw in the league away at Manchester United wasn't a bad result one all, stops them catching us for now before we comfortably beat Newcastle in the FA Cup Semi Final four one to set up our third FA Cup Final in three years as we look to defend it again. Finally ending the month with a home defeat, one nil against Manchester United in the Champions League Semi Final First Leg.

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  22. All very tight, yet all 5 trophies are still on the cards.
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  23. Any desire to request a new stadium instead of having them add small chunks to your current one? Who knows they may/should build it in your honour!
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  24. It is indeed neavie pops23 we'll keep going till the end to try and scoop all five this year around.

    I can't make that request at the moment MikeyCross89 annoyingly we could do with moving to another bigger stadium.
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    London City FC - May 2038

    Here we go then, the final month of another season, season twenty two in fact and we were still in the running to scoop all five competitions this year around. We have already scooped both the Community Shield as well as the EFL Cup on penalties earlier this calendar year. We now go into May with the Premier League title, FA Cup and European Champions League all on the line still. Three Premier League games along with the Champions League Semi Final Second leg against Manchester United, the same opponents we've got in the FA Cup Final. Here is how it all panned out...

    Another unbeaten month to end the season after slipping to a couple defeats over the last two months, but how would the FA Cup Final end, after United knocked us out the Champions League. At home we welcomed Wolves at the start of May, winning four one as Akoli netted a brace, Wottrich and Bernier also both on target before the break. We couldn't overturn the one goal deposit in the Champions League against Manchester United, drawing two all on the night of the Second Leg with Dunn and Mazurek netting for us. It was a third Semi Final exit in a row though for us. A trip to Middlesbrough saw us narrowly win a seven goal thriller, two one down at the break after Landzaat netted for us, Wottrich, Dunn and Akoli netted within twelve minutes of each other for us to come back and win. We ended the season against Liverpool, winning three two, coming back again from two down with an Akoli brace and Arregui also netting.

    We are indeed crowned Premier League champions and by a comfortable nine point margin in the end of Manchester United. We set the club a new points tally and new wins tally in a season however still were eight points off breaking the Premier League points tally record which United hold at ninety nine points. Manchester City finished third a massive fifteen points behind their city rivals in red whilst fourth place Arsenal were a further point behind securing Champions League football. It'll be Europa League for West Ham, Spurs, Southampton and probably Middlesbrough.

    Victorious London City celebrate famous quadruple for second season running. Yep, we've scooped the whole lot of domestic trophies again this year as we ran out Manchester United in the FA Cup Final to win on penalties. We dominated the whole game and extra time but couldn't find the break through, even with an extra man late on. But a show on character from the spot saw us win four three after six penalties each.

    Next Update: London City FC - End Of Season Round Up 2038
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  25. What a season! Pitty about the champions league but always next year.
    Looks like your gonna need a bigger trophy cabinet over the next couple of years if this continues haha.
    Keep up the good work mate
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  26. Thanks a lot Tracz one day we'll nail that Champions League title, one day!
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    London City FC - End Of Season Round Up 2038

    Another wonderful season under our belts, back to back domestic quadruples secured and now we're on the end of season round up yet again. Still missing the big trophy, the Champions League trophy with us hitting the Semi Final for a third time running. However here is the run down on the competitions, finances and the player stats for season twenty two.

    Lets start at the bottom, Community Shield winners against Manchester United to kick start the season on the right foot. A four three victory in a thrilling Shield Final saw us blow the lead early but then take control again to get one over on Manchester United to start the season well. We went on to scoop the EFL Cup beating Arsenal in the Final on penalties as we came back from behind not once, not twice, but three times in one hundred and twenty minutes and then won the shootout two nil on penalties as both keepers showed their worth. We scooped the FA Cup at the end of the season, again on penalties, this time against Manchester United, winning four three after six penalties each, Wall again showing how good he is between the sticks. We took the Premier League by the neck this year, losing just twice all season whilst winning twenty eight of our thirty eight matches. Won the title by nine points over the red side of Manchester again with us setting a new points tally and league wins in a season for the club. However Manchester United got one back on us in the Champions League, knocking us out in the Semi Final for the second year running and seeing us crash out at that stage of the season for a third year running.

    Everyone played for us this season, both our goalkeepers switched between the sticks with Wall playing the majority of the matches for us this year and he earned that place. Grabovac is still a key player for us though. Our defence switched partnerships throughout the season with us never really sticking to one pair thats for sure. Bernier, the winger was our top scorer defender this year, as well as assisting twelve goals. Fofana had another solid season, not featuring as much as he has the past few seasons as Wottrich made his first year in the Premier League one to remember. Youngsters Burton and Kabongo played their fair share this year as did Tagoe before he went out on loan to Dortmund. Top seasons for strikers Guest and Akoli, netting sixty five between them.

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    London City FC - Pre Season Round Up 2038

    Through another summer and its been another one of change for us here at London City FC. We've continued our plans to ignite more English faces into the squad even with it being youngsters to build for the future. I've tried not to upset the squad too much as you'll see shortly. We've got news on our club ranking and financial ranking again as always whilst also looking at the squad and friendlies, finishing with another Community Shield to play.

    A third straight Champions League Semi Final appearance sees us once again rise up the European Club rankings moving up ten places form twenty first in Europe to eleventh as we continue our rise. One day hopefully hitting the top spot. Unfortunately we took a slight step backwards in the financial rankings as we went from sixth in the world to eighth however we've not spent much this summer so hopefully setting us up in good shape to move forward this year.

    How about that, only spent twenty five and a half million pounds this summer as we brought in six new faces, all youngsters and one of those were completely free with another just seeing us pay compensation. And as you can see on the right, four out of six of the new faces have already gone back out on loan as I feel its the best place for them at this stage of the season and their careers. Only one permanent deal this summer, Mojovic leaves us to join Liverpool for an initial seventeen and a half million pounds which can rise to twenty seven million pounds.

    Here are all the new faces and as I already stated, four of the six are already out on loan with two of them still with the squad. Also you may notice four of the six are English youngsters, thats the aim now, improve the England national team by bringing in youth players and over the seasons making them big first team players. All of them have bright futures, the foreign two could just be used for profit in a couple seasons.

    This is the squad we have at our disposal and thats with the youngsters from the under twenty threes and under eighteens that are currently out on loan so you can see the squad depth we are gathering and what potential we have coming through the ranks over the next few years. Four strong keepers in the squad in a couple years so we will need to sale one or two thats for sure. There isn't too much coming through in defence however do have a strong back line I feel. Midfield and upfront sees plenty of future talent coming through the squad.

    A strong enough summer on the pitch saw us lose just one match as we faced Austria Wien among the nine friendly matches. Just one draw as well, strangely against MK Dons however its all for match experience and to get us ready for the season ahead.

    Dammit! Our first ever Community Shield defeat after scooping three of the last four Community Shield trophies and having won all three we've featured in, Manchester United get one over on us here. Former red devils player Kabongo gave us the lead after two minutes. Their new striker, Rada leveled things in the twenty third minute before Kotlyarov netted a spot kick in the thirty fifth minute. We went straight back up the other end and scored through youngster Tagoe who comes back from his loan deal with Dortmund last year. However it was to be commiserations for us this year and Kotlyarov netted a second in the second half to sink us.

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    London City FC - August 2038

    Following a busy summer, sorting loan deals out at least, we go into the Premier League campaign on the back of losing the Community Shield, the first time we've tasted defeat in four encounters of the competition. However we are now a club that mainly target Premier League and Champions League trophy with the latter still yet to reach our trophy cabinet following three Semi Final appearances. Three Premier League games to start the new season...

    Goals are flying in at the start of the campaign thats for sure, netting twelve in just three games, however we've also conceded four already this year as well. We started the season away at Reading, winning seven three in a ten goal game. Akoli netted a brace as he seeked back to back Premier League goldenboots, Natterman, also struck before the break. Second half there was a brace for Arregui with Guest and Wottrich all on target too. Our only home game of the month saw us welcome Middlesbrough and beat them three one after falling behind. Wottich struck the equaliser before Frik hit a brace from centre back. Ending the month with a two nil win at Wolves. Arregui and Hoppe netting second half goals as we kept a clean sheet too.

    Top of the league with three wins from three. However its been a strong start for four other sides as well this season as Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Southampton all also bag three out of three wins so far this season. At the other end of the scale its three defeats from three for Barnsley and Huddersfield, the former of the two having a negative ten goal difference as well.

    A tough Champions League group stage draw admittedly, however I'm once again expecting us to advance from this. We'll go head to head with French Ligue 1 side OM as well as German Bundeslia side Drotmund and finally Greek Superleague PAOK.

    Next Update: London City FC - September 2038
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    London City FC - September 2038

    Not only an unbeaten start to the league season, but a winning one as well as we took three wins from three after the opening month of the league season. However four other teams did that as well, leaving us work to do early on if we want to pull away from the pack. Into September and despite an international break, we still faced six matches with three in the Premier League, two in the Champions League and kicking off our defence in the EFL Cup once again.

    Unbeaten still this season after two complete months and its looking like we can beat anyone in Europe as we ease past Dortmund and OM without any trouble what so ever. A home against Chelsea we trailed the majority of the game but stole a late point when Akoli netted from the spot. He was the man again as we took a trip to Germany to face Dortmund as he hit a hatrick in a six two victory, Guest also on target whilst Dunn grabbed a brace. Arsenal also held us to a single point like Chelsea, we required a late goal from Akoli. We kick off our EFL defence with a comfortable two nil win against Leicester in the Third Round. Bernier and Tagoe netting at opposite ends of the game. It was a dominant win at home against Cardiff seeing us win five nil, Andrews, Frik, Akoli and a brace from Landzaat securing the big win. We even made it three clean sheets on the bounce to end the month as we welcomed French side OM and beat them four nil, Dunn netting the opener before Akoli struck a hatrick and making it nine goals in just six mathes throughout the month.

    Southampton are the early run away league leaders with six wins from six matches this morning and already sitting two points clear of second place Chelsea who have also played a game more than them. We occupy third, like Southampton only played three this season and we win our seventh game we'll move second place. Reading are the only team without a league win at this stage of the season whilst us and Southampton are the only teams who haven't tasted defeat.

    Next Update: London City FC - October 2038
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    London City FC - October 2038

    Moving into October aiming to set up another unbeaten run if we can. I highly doubt we'll hit the likes of fifty two games in a row again but it'll be nice to try and stretch it as long as we can. Six more matches was waiting for us in October with us facing League, Champions League and of course EFL Cup action, trying to progress in all three.

    Another unbeaten month, very pleased with what we've managed this month as we win five and draw the final game, again Watford being the side to trip us up. We kicked off with a big five nil win over Huddersfield, Landzaat struck one whilst Akoli hit four, two from the spot in a space of three minutes as well We welcomed Everton recording another win, four two this time as we raced into a three nil lead with Guest, Frik and Bernier netting in fourteen minutes, A late own goal got us over the line. PAOK welcomed us and we beat them two one with second half goals from Akoli and Bertootti. Two clean sheets followed, both at home with a two nil win over Manchester United, Akoi and Tagoe netting before beating Burnley two nil in the EFL Cup Fourth Round, another brace for Akoli. Ending the month with a one all draw against Watford, Akoli saving us late on.

    Second in the league after ten games, Chelsea lead by a point, Southampton have really fallen away after their ever so strong start to the season. We're the only side unbeaten so far this season however haven't made the most of it having drawn three of our ten matches already this season.

    Top of the Champions League with three wins from three matches and a plus nine goal difference already. OM sit second, three points behind us whilst PAOK are in third. Dortmund, surprisingly, bottom the group without a single point on the board and facing elimination if they don't sort themselves out soon.

    Next Update: London City FC - November 2038
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    London City FC - November 2038

    The penultimate month of another calendar year is here and we faced another six matches in November, looking to extend our current unbeaten run which stretched from early August after the Community Shield Final defeat against Manchester United. We once again face three different competitions as we could seal our spot in the next round of the Champions League with a win in one of our two matches. We'd also make the EFL Cup Semi Finals if we can scrape past Manchester United.

    The perfect month, what a month November was, six wins from six, only one clean sheet but we've progressed in two cup competitions once again. A home win against PAOK secured our spot in the First Knockout Round int he Champions League, Akoli hitting a brace and a late Bernier goal securing the three one win. We then welcomed West Ham and won three two. Arregui netting the opener and yes, Akoli with another brace, this man loves goals. A trip to Fulham saw us win two one, coming back from behind with Bertolotti and Fofana netting in the second half. A big home win against German strugglers Dortmund saw us come away with a five one win. Single goals for Frik, Arregui and Dunn whilst Akoli netted not one, but two of course. Staying at home we welcomed Leicester and beat them two nil picking up our only clean sheet this month, Wottrich scoring and assisting Dunns late goal.

    Now in charge of the league title race and we've played a game less than Chelsea who sit second by just a point currently. It then looks very good behind us, with a further seven point gap to Everton in third place. Arsenal are then level on points with them. At the other end its all very close with just three points separating Barnsley in twentieth and Swansea up in fourteenth.

    Five games in the Champions League this season, five wins. A plus fourteen goal difference and we're really looking in good shape in Europe this year when you consider we've faced two of the bigger teams in France and Germany this year in OM who sit second and won't jump us and Dortmund who is bottom, without a single point in the group stage this year around.

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    London City FC - December 2038

    And so the final month of 2038 calendar year was upon us and it was time to try and end the calendar year on a high. We had eight more games to go this year to see if we could continue the season on a high. Currently unbeaten in twenty one matches this season following one defeat against United in the Community Shield. We had Champions League and Premier League action this month. Could we continue to grow this season.

    Another new milestone hit. Now one thousand two hundred games in charge of management. Not all at London City however with fifty matches with the England national squad earlier in the career.

    Make that twenty nine matches unbeaten now, what a superb month, brilliant once again with another five wins and three draws. We drew with Spurs two all at the start of the month before traveling to France and taking on OM, winning two nil to seal the perfect group stage with Akoli and Dunn netting inside half an hour. A second clean sheet on the bounce came at home against Barnsley three nil. Youngster Willis netted twice after Arregui opened the scoring. Anoher two all draw saw us come from two down to draw against Swansea, Andrews and Willis netting. Three home games followed and we performed well winning all three. Beating Liverpool four one, A brace for Akoli along with Dunn and Arregui netting. We then beat Reading two one, coming from behind at half time with bird and Arregui netting to mark my 1200th game in charge. Willis then struck a brace against former side Manchester City to see us win two one. Finally ending the calendar year with a one all draw against Southampton Nieto had given us the lead.

    Once again going head to head with Manchester United for the league title it'd seem. Two points clear of them with a game in hand which could see us move five points clear as we face Middlesbrough. Chelsea are also a further point behind, drawing six games already this season is beginning to cost us, we need to turn those into wins for sure. Liverpool are just three points outside the drop zone.

    Surprisingly easy and straight forward for us in the Champions League group stage this year, for the first time we won six out of six at this stage. I thought it'd be tougher when the draw was made. OM easily through in second place as well. Dortmund beat PAOK in the final group game to give them some points to finish but they will still crash out seeing PAOK in the Europa League knockouts.

    A superb draw for us will see us face St Etienne. I side we haven't lost to and I think we will ease past these as we did against OM this season already. All four Premier League teams are through to the knockout rounds as well.

    Next Update: London City FC - January 2039

  33. best story this year this pal
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  34. How did England do at the World Cup 2038 without you?
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  35. Wouldn't quite go that far but thank you KeiranB

    They only reached the quarter finals Naterr losing to eventual winners Ukraine.
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    London City FC - January 2039

    2039! What a year to be alive, probably anyway. London City FC are searching for their third Premier League title on the bounce as well as looking to defend their EFL and FA Cup crowns which they've held for a few seasons on the bounce now. However with a double header against Arsenal in the EFL Cup this wouldn't be easy to make the Final let alone win it again. We would also kick off our defence of the FA Cup this month with the Third and potentially Fourth round tie, with just one real transfer story to report too.

    Meet Sam Wood, the guy I hope will become our new leading goal scorer for seasons to come. Just twenty three years old and already been capped by England twelve times. Hes got a big future ahead of him and looks very good stats wise already. He cost us an initial seven and a half million from Southampton which I couldn't believe, he was unhappy and wanted to leave, transfer listed and we got a bargain. The fee could rise another ten million over appearances etc but I'm not complaining here.

    A busy start to another new calendar year saw us face eight matches across three different competitions with two FA Cup Rounds, two EFL Cup matches as well as four Premier League matches, and unfortunately we've crashed out the EFL Cup, not defending our title for a fourth year running. But first we start with a trip to Middlesbrough where we came back from behind late on again with Arregui and Akoli securing a late win. We welcomed Wolves and sorted ourselves out winning three nil, all second half goals. The FA Cup Third round draw was good to us, traveling to Sheffield Wednesday and winning five two as Dunn, Akoli and Mazurek netted and a brace for Bird. Arsenal beat us at the Emirates in the EFL Cup Semi Final First Leg, they won two one, Bird netting the consolation for us leaving a big second leg. This upset our form, drawing our next three, away at Chelsea in the league two all, at home to Arsenal then twice, one all in the league with Arregui saving us with a late spot kick before we drew nil nil three days later with them to see us crash out the EFL Cup Semi Finals. We end the month with another FA Cup win, this time in the fourth round, Hoppe gave us the lead against Brentford after just eight minutes. But we required a ninety first minute winner from Frik to see us through.

    Manchester United take advantage of our busy month and slip ups, seeing them move top but only on goal difference. Their goal difference is far superior than ours at this stage however we do have a game in hand which can see us move to the top of the table again and three points clear. Liverpool have recovered to move eleven clear of the drop zone at the other end.

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    London City FC - February 2039

    We keep passing the months on, day by day and keep pressing towards the end of another season as we try and get our first ever Champions League title as well as try and hold on to our Premier League crown. We have already failed to defend our Community Shield crown as well as the EFL Cup as Arsenal beat us last month by a single goal over two legs. We still sit in three competitions this year and can defend both our Premier League and FA Cup crowns for another year. But having yet to win the Champions League title, my main aim was on that this year.

    One more transfer to confirm with the Asian transfer window still open, Chinese giant Guangzhou came in for French full back Jordan Bernier and I was pleased to see him go. Hes been a good servant for us over the years since joining from Liverpool for just over six million pounds. He hands to China in a two and a half million pound deal.

    A month that started so promisingly quickly turned sour, seeing us win our opening three and then fail to win either of our last two matches. A trip to Wales to take on Cardiff saw a big win as we rotated the side and saw Burton net twice in ten minutes. Wottrich also struck before the break whilst Andrews hit a second half goal. Back at home we welcomed Huddersfield and won three goals to nil, all three coming in the first half as Landzaat struck a break and another youngster in Willis netting. Our final home game of the month saw us host Everton in the FA Cup Fifth Round. Beating them with former Evertonian Andrews putting us ahead, Landzaat netting the winner eleven minutes from time. A trip to France saw us lost the First Leg of the Champions League First Knockout Round, St Etienne claiming a one nil win, unfortunately no away goal but we can come back at home. The month ended with a two all draw against Everton away from home in the league, Landzaat hitting both ours in three minutes, either side of the break.

    Top of the table once again and clear of Manchester United by four points now. We have eleven matches left to play and now need to be at our best to defend our third league title in a row. Our goal difference is only four worse than Manchester United so we're in with a shout if it ever came down to that, but I'm hoping it wont. Chelsea are in fourth and just ten points separate the top four this year around, making it a closer title battle than its been for some years.

    Next Update: London City FC - March 2039
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  37. Sam Wood looks like a real bargain for the price you paid! Can't wait to see him start banging in the goals!
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  38. He was indeed naterr, we went in for him in the summer but they wanted way more than I wanted to pay. Hes been unhappy since and when i saw he was transfer listed for that price I couldn't say no, hes young too.
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    London City FC - March 2039

    We go into March with three months of football left to play and still in the hunt for a trophy this year, or even all three if we can stay at our best for the remainder of the year. We've already missed out on two trophies this year in the Final, now we regain focus. The youth intake is in, along with action from the Premier League, FA Cup and a big second leg against St Etienne in the Champions League as we try and turn the tie.

    Perhaps slowly getting better on our youth intake. Luke Cooper the best of this batch of youngsters.

    Here we go then, five more matches, a collapse at the end of the month against London rivals West Ham, but four wins before that which saw us progress again in the FA Cup and Champions League. We traveled to Manchester United and increased the points gap between us and them, winning four two with Bird, Wood (x2) and Hoppe securing the big win. Back at home we welcomed Watford and won three one, Landzaat, Andrews and Arregui striking for us. FA Cup gave us another kind draw in the Sixth Round, beating Middlesbrough three one as Dunn netted early, late second half goals from Arregui and an own goal got us through. The big Champions League First Knockout Round second leg saw us turn the one goal difference to win three one against St Etienne. Wood got us off the mark bu we required late goals again with Guest and Nattermann striking. The month ended on a low, losing four one to West Ham.

    Eight matches left to play this season and we're still just four points clear of the Red Devils despite our win over them at the start of the month. There is a further four point gap over Manchester City in third whilst fourth place Arsenal and just ten points behind with eight matches to go its a tight run in still.

    Champions League Quarter Final tie sees us travel to Spain first of all to take on Barcelona before returning back to London for the big second leg tie. I'm confident we can progress through to the Semi Final for a fourth season in a row, we've not lost to the Catalan side in four head to head ties to date.

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    London City FC - April 2039

    The penultimate month of the season is here again as we near in on another league title, bar us blowing our lead and our form going out the window. Last month West Ham beat us, guiding us to our first league defeat all season but we continue to aim for our best for the last two months. A big month awaited with more Premier League action along with the FA Cup Semi Final match against Forest and both legs of the Champions League Quarter Final against Spanish giants Barcelona.

    Well a busy month but a superb run saw us remain unbeaten and in fact, winning seven of our eight matches across the month with two wins over Barcelona in that. A home match against Fulham was where it started, winning five two with Wood netting a hatrick and Landzaat and Sen providing the other two goals. We then drew nil nil away at Leicester before traveling to Spain and beating Barcelona there three nil, Wood netting a brace with Guest also netting. Back at home we welcomed Tottenham, winning two one as Dunn and Sen sent us two nil up early. The Second leg of the Champions League Quarter Finals saw us welcome Barcelona and record a second straight forward win as Guest and Arregui (x2) provided the goals The FA Cup Semi Final provided no competition as we beat Championship side Nottingham Forest four nil. Akoli hit a hatrick with Dunn netting in injury time. Two more wins came to end the month, beating Barsnley away one nil and Swansea at home two one with Bird hitting both, the second seven minutes from time.

    Three league games remaining this season and they'll come next month. We've secured a Champions League spot next season, starting in the group stage as a top two spot has already been confirmed this year. We sit six points clear of Manchester United in second place so should be our title for a third consecutive season but will keep fighting till the end. Everton and pushing for Champions League football next year, jumping Arsenal in fourth for now.

    Manchester United are listed as our only rivals on our club screen and I'm starting to see why. It seems to be us vs them in every competition lately. Community Shields, FA Cup for the second season in a row we meet in the Final. We're topping them in the League and we'll face them in the Champions League Semi Final for the third season running! Perhaps this time we can make the Final...

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    London City FC - May 2039

    And so here we go then, once again the final month of the season with the domestic side of things coming to an end. We go into the month knowing that one win will secure us the league title from the three Premier League matches we had left this month I was expecting that much at least to secure it over Manchester United again. We also faced the Red Devils over two legs in the Champions League Semi Finals and the FA Cup Final, here is how it all panned out.

    Well, we really did capitulate this month thats for sure, one win from five matches, zero wins from three Premier League matches, only games we remained unbeaten were the two Champions League legs. And thats where we start, the trip to Old Trafford saw us draw to Manchester United in the First Leg of the Champions League Semi Final. We trailed two nil at the break, trailed two nil with ten minutes to go, yet it finished two all as we went overload and saw Wood and Sen bag two away goals. A trip to Anfield in the league saw us lose one nil before returning home for the Second Leg of the Champions League Semi Final. No issues here, a brace from Wood put us in our first ever Champions League Final. But that didn't boost things in the league as we lost one nil at home to Southampton and two nil away at Manchester City, was it enough for the League title though.

    It was, somehow. Despite losing our last three matches in the league we hold on to our title. Once again it would seem Manchester United had a dreadful run in to see us take the title by three points. Somewhat ten points off the point total we got last year. Manchester United take second, Everton moved up to third with Chelsea taking fourth spot. Arsenal head into the Europa League along with Manchester City and West Ham. At the other end Leicester, Barnsley and Cardiff all miss out staying in the Premier League and return to Championship football.

    FA Cup Champions for a fourth season running and our fifth FA Cup title in six seasons! Absolutely superb for us this competition. Manchester United perhaps deserved it looking at the amount they pampered our goal but we held strong. Akoli had given us the lead in the thirty second minute, only to be ruled out by Rigby equalising a minute before the break. Guest would be the man to score the winner though, netting in the sixty seventh minute. The domestic double secured with the FA Cup and Premier League title.

    Our first ever Champions League Final will see us go up against German giants FC Bayern Munich. It'll be a tough encounter for sure, however we haven't lost to the red side in Germany in the past four head to heads in which we've faced them.

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    London City FC - Champions League Final 2039

    Here we go then, the biggest game of our history, the biggest game ever for London City FC as we face our first ever Champions League Final. Having reached the Semi Final the last three years, losing to Manchester United in the previous two and Manchester City the year before that, we've come close but never quite there. We have only ever faced one European Final and that was the Europa League, losing to Manchester City four seasons ago. Now we go toe to toe with one of the biggest teams in Germany, in the World, Bayern Munich, could we come out on top, all the stats running up to the game.

    Bayern Munichs run to the Final has been a very strong one this year. They faced a group which included Legia, Sporting and Real Madrid, going through the group stage unbeaten with five wins and a draw from their six games. They then went on to beat Valencia four three on aggregate in the First Knockout Round. They narrowly scraped past Benfica on away goals in the Quarter Finals, picking up their only defeat in the competition in the Second Leg. Before they faced Real Madrid for the third and fourth time in the competition this season in the Semi Finals, winning the tie on penalties with both legs ending one all.

    Our run I'd say looks tougher, especially once we were out of the group stage. We went through the groups with a perfect record, picking up six wins from six as Dortmund were very poor and crashed out with only one win. St Etienne almost caused an upset beating us in the First Leg of the First Knockout Round before we beat them at home. We went on to easily dispatch Spanish giants Barcelona, six one on aggregate before finally beating Manchester United in the Semi Final, third time lucky, four two to set up the big Final.

    And so onto our head to head records with the German giants Bayern Munich and as you can see, we're unbeaten against them in four head to head ties. We first faced them in the group stage back in 2035, beating them two nil at home and three two away. The only other time we faced them was in the 2037/38 campaign where we met them in the First Knockout Round, drawing one all in Germany before beating them easily at home, three one.

    We go into the Final as favorites with the bookmakers, only just, but favorites non the least. We have just retained our league title for a third consecutive title whilst Bayern finished third in their league as they saw Schalke claim a second successive title in the Bundesliga. We are without defenders Nieto and Sen whilst attacking midfielder Wottrich was a doubt. Mazurek, Espino and Willis miss out due to not being registered.

    Half Time:We're behind to a strong starting Bayern Munich side. We've tried to do our bit on the pitch but it just hasn't pulled off, seeing Bayern hold a two nil lead at the interval. Schindler headed home from eight yards out after just sixteen minutes. We continued to press and then got caught on a counter attack and that saw Bresler tap home from inside the six yard box to double the German sides lead. We had it all to do in the second half.

    Full Time: Champions!! What a comeback! We were class out there in the second half and pressed Bayern to park the bus, playing attacking football and it paid off. An early own goal as Arregui drilled in a cross saw us back in the game only a minute into the second half. We had to wait for the equaliser though, we kept pushing but eventually Arregui slotted home at the far post, game on! Finally we took the lead with ten minutes to go, a long ball over the top from Kabongo saw Sam Wood run onto the loose ball, shrug off the defender and slot past the on rushing keeper to guide us to our first ever Champions League title and secure the treble this year.

    Next Update: London City FC - End of Season Round Up 2039
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  42. FINALLY! well done mate!

  43. Thanks neavie pops23 only took twenty three years! haha!
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    London City FC - End Of Season Review 2039

    A sensational season comes to an end, we closed season twenty three off in fine style, taking home the treble with the two biggest titles in England, the Premier League and FA Cup along with finally adding the missing piece to the trophy collection, the biggest trophy in the world. The Champions League! As we came back from two down at half time to win three two in the Final.

    Lets start on the left, the player stats. Our French international striker Thierry Akoli ended as our highest scorer for the club across all competitions as well as taking the Champions League goldenboot. He netted thirty seven goals for us this year. Fatih Sen took the highest average rating with seven point six whilst also taking the most bookings this year with fourteen. Arregui grabbed most assist with seventeen, one of those coming in the Champions League Final. Landzaat completed eighty eight percent of his passes across the season whilst Akoli picked up eight man of the matches. Onto Competitions And we scooped the treble and that pleased me especially as it was the bigger three we scooped too. Taking the Premier League title by three points, the FA Cup as we beat Manchester United in the Final and the Champions League where we mounted that superb comeback. However we couldn't defend our EFL Cup crown as Arsenal beat us by a single goal in the Semi Final whilst we also lost the Community Shield Final against Manchester United. Financially we're probably in the best state we've ever been in. We have a whopping bank balance over one hundred and thirty two million pounds as we made an apparent fifty three million pounds this season. Our transfer budget has stayed at sixty eight million pounds whilst we have three hundred and fifty thousand pounds spare in the wage budget.

    Here we go then, the end of season player stats and its been another good season from the boys. Both Wall and Grabovac have shared the sixty three games this season between them with Wall playing twenty three and Grabovac playing forty. Frik was our highest scoring defender this year, netting six from the back, Hoppe made the most appearances, playing sixty matches for us this year. Landzaat had a pretty good season in midfield, playing fifty four, setting up ten goals and scoring ten goals. Arregui set up sixteen and scored sixteen in his thirty nine matches this year whilst Akoli hit thirty seven goals in forty give games.

    What next:

    A -
    Continue to dominate the Premier League and domestic cups, aim to be the biggest team in England, overtaking the current teams who have won the most trophies in each competition. As well as trying to get a bit of dominance in the Champions League

    B -Turn the club into an all Englishman club and continue to dominate

    C - Play out one more season so I can play the European Super Cup, World Club Championships etc.

    D -Retire the save.

    Let me know what you'd like to see now, whether its time to turn the save off or continue playing

    Next Update: London City FC - ... 2039
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  44. I don't want this to end! it's what I read when I am "working"

    I would want to at-least see the next season to see what happens.

    Are you bored of the save? if not keep it going! But if you want to end it then it's up to you.

    If you do decide to retire the save could you sim it through like 20 years and see how they cope without you?
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  45. Unless you are bored it would be great to see you keep going.

    I said long ago you'd win the Champions League and here you are.

    Has Brexit happened? An all English team could be interesting otherwise play to win all you can.

    Another option (a long one) play until starting 11 are all club homegrown/youth academy graduates
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  46. You cant stop!
    I vote A!
    Make sure you leave london city fc in the history books!
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  47. I would definitely keep it going mate. After all, you've still not had a wonderkid in your youth set up (which hopefully wont take another 23 year.)
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  48. Thanks naterr not bored of it yet thats for sure! I think at the end of the save eventually I will process forward to see if they maintain the dominance.

    Brexit did happen years ago EnglishYeti wouldn't know what the outcome of it was now though. I like the thought of an all English team trying to dominate.

    Thanks Tracz

    Cheers neavie pops23 I shall do, hopefully one day soon.
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    London City FC - Pre Season Review 2039

    Following a strong review from you readers, the career will continue to progress especially for now at least as we have a few seasons of enjoyment in it yet. I've decided to try and bring more English blood into the capital city side and seeming we struggle to get them through our own youth academy for the past twenty three years I'll have to buy them in for now. All the summer news, transfers, squad and results on the pitch follows below. We've also launched three new kits this year after having the same ones for the past two years. Including a ghastly 'golden shirt' for our Champions League celebrations.

    Lets start at the top, Our strong run in the European Champions League has seen us move to second from eleven in the European club rankings as we sit behind only Real Madrid now, the previous competition holders. Its a great jump for us, we just now need to try and secure it. The richlist was also announced and we have moved back into the 'one billion club' and back in the top five as we sit fifth on one point one seven billion pounds. We sit behind Arsenal, Chelsea, Read Madrid and Manchester United.

    Lets start with the outgoings this year and we made some absolute mad money! I've organised it by fee as we had a lot of players leave on loan deals, free transfers etc this season so it was the best way to show it. Yacouba Fofana is out of the club for a club record of seventy three million pounds, potentially rising to ninety six million pounds. Its a shame he joins Arsenal, a league rival as he had an offer from PSG too. Alex Tagoe who has a bright future, joins Fulham for thirty million whilst Arregui who played a big part of the Champions League Final moved to Liverpool for seventeen and a half million whilst Bertolotti joins Cardiff for just over sixteen million with potential addons. Four players join this summer, total spending fifty four million which sees us make an eighty two million pound profit to date. All four players are youngsters which i hope will pull strings over the next few seasons, three of them arriving from West Ham.

    Mainly defenders brought in this summer as I felt that was where I had least Englishman, they're all young and will grow into the game getting first team football this season for sure as we won't be shipping them out on loan.

    We have a fairly big squad now, this is my senior bunch which includes some players under the age of twenty one, the Englishman I've signed with bright futures etc. But I'm planning to give them first team football this year. Four goalkeepers are now in the squad, Grabovac is transfer listed as hes had a few good years at the club but we can now get some good money for him. Still a few foreign players to dispatch however I don't want to push the whole squad out and and new faces in on day one of the changeover as it could upset it big time.

    The results from pre season look very good for us and promising with all that has been going on. A draw with Kobenhavn kicked things off but then we won our next four friendlies including a three one win over AS Monaco, the French giants couldn't cope with Sam Wood up front. Onto the Community Shield which featured in July this year...

    A repeat of last years tie except this time we got way with the trophy this time. I fielded a starting full English eleven this time around and it definately worked out here. A Sam Wood brace securing us the Community Shield again. Wood netted the quickest ever Community Shield, netting after just twenty eight seconds. And despite the stats being against us, we netted a second, seventeen minutes from time to secure a two nil win.

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

    We move into August and aim to start the season with another strong run, the last two years we've managed to build up strong, lengthy unbeaten runs and it was time to see if we could do it again. Following the success in the Community Shield at the end of July we have the chance to 'double' our trophy count for the season as early as August as we faced the European Super Cup for the first time ever. We also face four Premier League games in August.

    A pretty confident start to the season from the boys saw us go unbeaten in the opening month with three wins and two draws. Still conceding too many as we have already seen ten goals go in our net in just five matches whilst scoring sixteen ourselves. A good trip to newly promoted Derby kicked things off where we scored all five of our goals after the break. Wood hit a hatrick whilst Wottrich struck one and Andrews was also on target.

    Champions of the European Superb Cup! It was a thriller too, we dominated the game, dominated that ball and won it late on. The game in Italy didn't disappoint as we went up against Europa League winners Leverkusen from Germany. We were behind after fourteen minutes when Borges netted only to draw level two minutes later through Wood. It went back advantage Germany when Borges hit his second in the twenty sixth minute to lead two one. However eight minutes later we had fought back again, two all, this time Hoppe netting from a corner. And we left it late to win it, Akoli coming off the bench and firing home in the final minutes.

    Back to Premier League action we welcomed Southampton four days later and could only manage a one all draw, our goal coming from a Southampton player putting it in his own net, thirteen minutes from time. A trip to Watford saw the same outcome, just a point as we drew two a piece, blowing an early two goal lead built up by Wood and Andrews. But we ended the month as we started it, scoring five as we beat Spurs five three. Dunn, Sen and Andrews netting a goal each whilst Wood hit another brace, continuing his fine season to date.

    Early days yet but Chelsea lead the way with twelve points from a possible fifteen so far this season. They're the only side in the top five to have played five games so can be overtaken by unbeaten Manchester City and Arsenal if they both win their game in hand. We sit fifth at the moment on eight points as those two silly draws cost us early on. Just three of us unbeaten to this date.

    And to end, our Champions League group as we look to defend our title. It'll be hard work but we will give it a go. The group will be tough as we face Paris Saint-Germain for a third year in five in the group stage. Spanish side Valencia will also join us along with Bulgarian First League side Ludogorets. Obviously I expect us to advance from this.

    **If anybody fancies their hand in kit designing I'm more than welcome for some to be submitted via PM to be used next season and of course I'll let everyone see and know its your work.

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

    Following another unbeaten start to the league season we head into September hoping to continue it whilst I try and give my Englishman a bit more game time this season. We'd face a month with plenty of premier League action along with two Champions League matches as well as kicking off the EFL Cup as we looked to win it back after losing it last season.

    Well, another strong month and only drawing the one match and that was against Manchester United so can take credit from that. We welcomed Manchester City to start the month and played out a three two thriller, another brace for Wood whilst Dunn netted in the second half. A trip to Bulgaria saw us take on Ludogorets and they gave us no real competition as we started our Champions League group with a four nil win, all four ggoals in the second half as Akoli hit a hatrick and Dunn also found the net. Our only draw this month saw Manchester United come to us and end three all. A trip to Championship side Cardiff saw me rotate the side a lot. We still didn't struggle as we advanced from the EFL Cup Third Round with Godwin. Andrews and Dunn netting in the three one win. Another away trip, this time to Liverpool as we beat them two one. Wood and Andrews netting in the first half. Ending the month with a two nil win at home against Spanish side Valencia as Wood hit a brace to secure a the win.

    Big surprise to see Everton leading the way at the top of the table after seven league games. We're second, level on points with them however trailing on goal difference. We're also still unbeaten unlike Everton who have lost two already this season. Chelsea are third, also level on points with us two at the top of the table. Early days yet, but we're there or there abouts again this year.

    Next Update: London City FC - October 2039
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