Football Manager Diary – February 2015 – It all goes wrong?
Plus, we still have 2 days of the transfer window, and around 5 million in the warchest to bring us in a mega transfer deadline day signing that will help us seal that place
But theres no value in the market, so I sign no one else.
So heres how the table stands
And heres the fixtures for this month
3-2-2015 – FA Cup Replay – Yeovil vs West Ham
Carrol misses a good early chance but thankfully Yeovil score an OG from a corner to put is in front. With nerves settled we kick on, Vydra hits the bar twice before Carroll scores volleying in a cross. In the second half Jason Roberts (jesus christ) gets on the end of a long ball and scores. Despite that its all us till the end of the game with us missing numerous chances to finish them off
Yeovil 1-2 West Ham
Roberts (48) – McMahon OG (9) Carroll (36)
Next up in the cup is Wigan in the last 16. Lot of the big boys out too.
A real shot at silverwear there. Do I risk going for the cup, or keep up the league. Its worth thinking about.
Vydra was looking like he’s want a new deal, so I sign him up to a new 4 year deal with an extra 5k a year. Cant complain, he’s been outstanding this season.
7-2-2015 – West Ham (5th) vs Spurs (11th)
We’ve dipped a little in the league due missing a league game because of the replay, so we really need to win here. Spurs should take the lead after 30 seconds, but Valdes saves. They do tho when Kondogbia puts in his own net on 12 from a corner. Luckily I have Big Andy Carroll in the team, and he gets on the end of a cross from Zaha to score. Spurs have only had 1 shot at the half time mark, and that was on 30 seconds. Thankfully in the 2nd half it takes 10 minutes to score, Carroll getting on the end of a long ball and rounding the keeper. Its all us for the rest of the half, with Zaha coming closest.
West Ham 2-1 Spurs
Carroll (37, 55) – Kondogbia OG (12)
League Position – 5th
Next up is a massive one, United at home. We’ve played them 4 times and never beaten them. Never even been in the match with them before. they have won 4 of their last 5, and are 8 points in front of us having played 2 games lest. Theyre also only 2 points behind Chelsea, having played 4 games less than them.
11-2-2015 – West Ham (5th) vs Man United (2nd)
Its a massive game for Morrisson who I give the nod to over Vydra. Its his shot that leads to the corner where Reid heads in for us to take the lead! Morrison then hits the bar with a cross as we take the game to United. At the half I tell the lads to keep it up. Coleman picks up an injury and has to come off.Â With 8 minutes to go and us hanging on Jordi Alba gets behind the defence and Bradley tackles… but the ref says he doesnt get the ball. Rooney equalises with the pen. FFS. Twats.
West Ham 1-1 Man United
Reid (12) – Rooney (82 pen)
League Position – 5th
Gutted. Fucking hell. After the match I get a message saying that the fans were delighted. I cant resist it, in the press conference I criticise the ref
Fucking conspiracy. I’m raging
Next up is the FA Cup and I’m considering playing a weaker team as Ive a busy league period with this one of 3 games in 7 days.
14-2-2015 – FA Cup – Wigan vs West Ham
I’m giving one of my youth players a chance, Asiamah. He’s only 16 and from our youth team. Its Wigan who take the lead after 22 minutes, Vellios after a mistake by Derik.Â At half time they deserve the lead, so on comes Andy Carroll and Bradley for Juanmi and Asiamah. Of course it takes just 3 minutes for a change, but its not a goal, its OBrien getting sent off. Fuck. With 20 minutes left Vydra shoots wide, and with 10 to go shoots at the keeper. Wigan hold on.
Wigan 1-0 West Ham
Vellios (23) – OBrien Sent off (48)
Fuck. Derik finished with a 5.8 rating. Abysmal
18-2-2015 – Everton (14th) vs West Ham (5th)
Everton could and should take the lead on 17 seconds but Valdes saves. Chadli beats his man at the other end and Carroll jumps but Duffy heads in his own net. Reid doubles the lead on 5 minutes from a corner, then on 12 minutes Carrols shot his Barkley, who tries to clear but smashes in his own net. With a minute to half time Carroll plays the ball from the halfway line back to the keeper, but Jelavic jumps in and gets there first to score. At half time I bring on Asiamiah to see if he can have a better result. The second half is dead with barely a highlight
I’ll take that, justifies the cup selection a bit.
21-2-2015 – Swansea (19th) vs West Ham (4th)
I needed to rest one of my full backs, so Kondogbia goes to LB. It takes just 2 minutes for Morrison to give us the lead, scoring after a decent move. Despite that Swansea take the game to us. Kondogbia gets an injury in the 2nd half so he needs to come off, and on comes Rat. Noble also comes on for Coleman, and with 62 minutes on the clock gives away a pen. But Valdes saves! Its all Swansea, Williams scores but its disallowed. With 20 mins left Bony gets an equaliser. Hangeland hits the post twice from corners as we step up, but its all in vain.
Swansea 1-1 West Ham
Bony (70) – Morrison (2)
League Position – 3rd
Its a 7 day refresh till our next match.
Jermaine Jones signs for Guangzhou Evergrande, hes getting a pay rise to 83k a week. Jesus.
28-2-2015 – West Ham (3rd) vs Wigan (17th)
Despite the best efforts of Zaha its 0-0 at the half. I take off Carroll for Vydra as he has a light injury. It gets to 60 minutes and Bradley picks up the ball at the edge of the box, and smashes home. With 6 minutes to go Morrisson off the bench gets past 3 players, crosses and Vydra smashes in to seal the win! 2 minutes later Bradley smashes in his second
West Ham 3-0 Wigan
Bradley (60, 86), Vydra (84)
League Position – 3rd
9 games unbeaten. Amazing. I have to get my first ever manager of the month award here.
Rat picks up player of the month
Are you fucking kidding me
He gets it by 5 points on the system over me. Look at the teams he played. Im fuming.
The board are happy, mainly because our players are happy.
Heres what we have left for the season. I’m probably going to make the next entry March/1st half of April, seeing as we have only 2 matches in march
COME THE FUCK ON