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The Sir Alex Ferguson Challenge

  1. The Sir Alex Ferguson Challenge



    Reqiurements



    Holiday until November 6th - Ferguson took over Man United on Novermber 6th 1986

    Take over the team 2nd bottom in the Premiership - United were 2nd bottom when Fergie took over
    Stay at this one club - Ferguson stayed at United until 2013

    Aim to bring youth players through - Ferguson often focused on bringing youth through, notably in 1996 with the likes of Giggs, Beckham, Neville, Scholes, Butt to name but a few, aka Fergie's Fledglings.

    Persuade long term players to become part of your backroom staff and/or
    managers - Scholes, Solskjaer, Bruce, Keane, Berg, Ince, Robson, Hughes, Strachan, Blanc, Robins etc

    Goals



    Win a domestic cup within 4 seasons - Ferguson won his first cup vs Crystal Palace in 89/90.

    Win a league title within 7 seasons - Ferguson won his first title in 92/93.

    Win a league and cup double within 8 seasons - Ferguson wonhis first double with United in 93-94.

    Win a league, cup and Champions League within 13 seasons- Ferguson won the infamous treble in 98/99.



    So here is my attempt at this challenge


    i went on holiday until the 6th November and the team i was given was.....

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    Would have preferred a better team but the fm gods chose Boro

    1st game of the save for me was a home game against Watford


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    To be fair i am happy with the way we played actually and was just a tad unlucky...i saw plenty to work with.

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    Guedioura just thought shooooooot at every opportunity he got 3 25 yard stunners and gets me my 1st win as boss


    EFL Cup quarter final
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    So through to the Semi's not a bad game .. i will tell you who we play when we play the game


    1st month and i am pleased with how it has gone in all the games we played well and definitely deserved with what we got









  2. Tough ask with Boro but good luck

  3. Quote Originally Posted by neavie pops23 View Post
    Tough ask with Boro but good luck

    aye
    i know but things going well at the moment

  4. Ive just started this and got Stoke

  5. Quote Originally Posted by steveorobbo View Post
    Ive just started this and got Stoke
    .
    much better than boro
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  6. December
    So the hectic period began and i was worried as the squad is quote bare in certain positions and with games against Arsenal,Liverpool and Man utd i knew i had to get some points against the teams around us..



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    So the game against Hull to start...Ramirez and Stuani grabbed 2 each as we thrashed hull 4-0 and we played very well too

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    Errrrrm i didn't tell them to kick the crap out of them honest... i was just like calm down guys haha
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    Hmmm i thought we played well to be honest...i know we lost but Henrik scored a mazy run that Friend could not stop..


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    I never expected this at all just wow...
    we went 2-0 up and was cruising but Liverpool are quality and brought it back to 2-2 with a super equaliser until super sub Patrick Bamford game on and bagged to great goals and gave us an unlikely win very very happy.


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    Right this score annoys me as at 2-2 we were playing very well but bang 3-2 to the gunners and all heads just dropped and then 2 more scored and a 5-2 defeat ...i though we did play well in the 1st half tho


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    A bore draw really and just didn't do anything to get a win but kinda expected as both teams around the relegation zone

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    A good point as Eddie Howe's team were 4th in the prem and playing well...my only concern was Ramierz and Stauni were poor yet again..


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    So out of the relegation zone and climbing ..and now we are in January i hope i can bring in some loan players and see if we can maintain a steady rise

  7. January

    i didn't make any signings and had no money what so ever so have to deal with what i have..



    Boro 3 (Ramirez,stuani.Negrado) vs Southampton 0

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    A very good win here the team are doing what i need them to do


    Wycombe 0 vs vs Boro 1(Clayton)
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    Lucky

    EFL Cup semi final Leg 1+2

    Man city (1) vs Boro (3) Ramirez,Pavon x2
    Boro (3) Ayala,Stuani,Traore VS Man city (1)
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    Just wow never expected this at all
    in the 1st leg they played a weakened team and we duly pounced on that and hammered them
    2nd leg a full strength team..i was honestly scared i would get beat 5 or 6 nil, but nope we put another 3 past them

    now we are through to the Final against Man Utd

    Swansea (3) vs Boro (0)
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    poor very poor

    Chelsea (3) vs Boro(0)
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    One word "Hazard"

    Boro(1) Traore VS Crystal Palace (0)
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    Solid Game and we played well... On a positive note too Adama Traore is back after a long injury lay off

    FA Cup 4th round

    Man Utd (5) vs Boro (3) Stuani hatrick
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    errrmm well i hope UTD have scored all their goals against me in this game


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    Well 15th now and a 3 point gap about the drop and playing very well at the moment too

    We have Lost George Friend,Bernardo,Negrado and Viktor Fischer are all out injured for up to 6 weeks

    Can we maintain are form
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  8. I'll have a massive update later...including the EFL Cup final
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  9. February

    Premier league

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    A nice 3-2 against leicester it could have been much worse as we had missed a penalty and also had De Roon sent off



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    Well they got revenge i me for the EFL cup and battered us


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    A nice point here and one step closer to survival
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    Still abouve the drop zone


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    WOW....i never expected this at all and not this soon...man utd just could not cope

    So stage one SAF Challenge complete
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  10. March

    So after our heroics in the EFL Cup i was hoping for s decent month and securing our premier league survival....


    Boro vs Stoke (1)
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    Very poor in this game think the lads were a but probably hungover from that Final.

    Boro(3) vs Tottenham (4)
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    Just heartbreak here 3-2 up with 8 minutes to go but back came spurs and they killed our hopes in the 93rd minute

    Sunderland(0) vs Boro (2)
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    Much better and against a relegation rivals ..plus a clean sheet is always welcome

    Watford(5) vs Boro(3)
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    Great game for the neutrals, but this game proved that Valdes is past it..3 massive errors led to their goals and he will be immediately dropped and will be sold at the end of the season..


    Youth Intake..

    So we had our youth intake and we only had 1 Decent player

    Blaine Tulley
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    16 year old CM..he has decent potential and is being tutored by Grant Leadbitter

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  11. April

    Hull 1 Boro 2(Negrado,Stuani)
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    Great away win here and we played very well and deserved to win this match

    Boro 3(Pavon,Negradox2) West Brom 1
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    A wonder goal from Pavon and a brace from negrado helped is to a great win

    Burnley 1 Boro 3(Negradox2,O,G)
    Also Ayala sent off 42 minute
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    Another away win and even sweeter considering we were down to 10 men

    Boro 1(De Roon) vs Man Utd 0
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    hmmmm have we got the measure of Man utd ..hahaha probably not, but am glad we were able to grab a win and a clean sheet

    League Table

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    So premier league survival confirmed and now i look forward to the next season so we can build on this....

    Next update will the last 3 games of the season,, against Liverpool,Arsenal and west ham...plus my players of the season





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