Football Manager Diary – September 2015 – INSERT CHAMPS LEAGUE THEME
But thats where we are this month, making our first appearence in the Champions League, with our first two games in the competition this month against Barcelona and Inter.
Piece of piss.
Heres how the tables looking right now
And heres the fixtures for the month
12-9-2015 – Southampton (17th) vs West Ham (1st)
Big Merts just back from injury so he’s on the bench. Sommer is in nets for them and he’ll be wanting a big game having been probably cruely robbed of his place by the signing of Valdes.
Boyata hits the post from a corner, but the next one isnt cleared properly and after a few bobbles falls to Chadli who scores! Valdes makes a super save from Johnson as they smash. The game is prety dead, and we see out the game till the last ten minutes when I make a few subs, and in the last seconds a free kick is played short to Chadli and he smashes home.
Southampton 0-2 West Ham
Chadli (15, 93)
League Position – 1st
Match of the day should have been a good one
Fuck the league tho, who gives a shit. Its time
16-9-2015 – Inter vs West Ham
To demonstrate how well we have started the season Carrolls the only player in my 1st XI with an average lower than 7.
12 minutes in a corner from Nedelev goes in and is headed out to Chadli. He crosses and its headed to Nedelev, who plays a 1-2 with Chadli and crosses to Boyata, whos shot is blocked but with the keeper on the floor the ball falls to Kondogbia who SMASHES THE FUCK IN.
Carroll spurs a good chance as we are fucking dominating. At half time we’ve had 60% posession.
The second half is dead but I’m scared shitless to make a change. With 89 minutes on the clock I make 3 subs, and holy shit we’ve just beaten Inter Milan 1-0
Inter 0-1 West Ham
Ho. Lee. Shit.
Nedelev is out for 3-4 weeks, as is Kondogbia.
19-9-2015 – West Ham (1st) vs Liverpool (2nd)
Injuries force a few changes.
Menez gives Liverpool the lead after just 15 minutes, with a break away from our attack. Its all us from then on tho, and we get an equaliser after Chadlis cross goes to Henderson who heads straight to Morrison who scores!
5 mins into the second half we take the lead, a corner bounces around and falls to Hangeland who scores. After that we take control and there no more highlights
West Ham 2-1 Liverpool
Morrison (30), Hangeland (51) – Menez (15)
League Position – 1st
Youre probably thinking with me top, and dominating teams like Liverpool that FM is unrealistic. Well I’ve proof that its probably the most realistic game there is
Next up is a chance to rest some players
22-9-2015 – Cardiff vs West Ham – League Cup
Wait wtf. Why are two of my keepers on the bench. Wait. Chadli in goal? Oops. Someone cocked up
After 10 mins Mertesacker gets injured, so fuck it, I put on Stojanovic in goal, put Chadli on the wing, and Morrison behind the striker and play a 1 man central defence. 5 mins later tho Cardiff have the lead with Nolan bundling home. We hit back tho on 20 mins, Juanmi scoring from a Vydra cross. With 2 mins to half time Cardiff take the lead back, with Larsson scoring.
At half time Juanmis tired, so I bring on Hangeland and switch to my normal formation. Morrison picks up an injury so on comes Hernandez and we press. Despite the changes Cardiff contain things and hold on for the win.
Cardiff 2-1 West Ham
Nolan (16) Larsson (43) – Juanmi (19)
Thats three years in a row we’ve gone out of the Capital One cup in the 3rd round. Fucks sake.
Morrison is out for 6-7 weeks with his injury. That leaves us with a mini injury crisis, with Kondogbia, Morrison, Nedelev and Tomkins out.
Oh and by the way, 3 days after this next match? Barca at home. Do I risk my league position by playing a weaker team now, or do I accept I’m losing to Barca whatever happens so maybe I should just play for my league position and play everyone now. But I’ve got injuries, and any more injuries could cause me real problems against Barca
26-9-2015 – West Brom (11th) vs West Ham (1st)
Fuck it. Resting players and going shit or bust vs Barca.
30 mins in we’re behind. A free kick from the left by Van Arnholt is headed in by Olson. We have a chance just after when Rats free kick sees Derrik hit the bar.
In the 2nd half West Brom are doing well, so I switch things, bringing off y wingers to change to a 41212. Good play gets Hernandez in, but his shot is saved. Â Â Â Hernandez puts Carroll in but he shoots wide. Worth noting as well Rat is making a lot of mistakes which is sad to see given what he’s done for the team in recent years.In the 91st minute West Brom seal the win, as Schneiderlin heads in his own net from a corner
West Brom 2-0 West Ham
Olsson (30) Schneidelin own goal (91)
League Position – 1st
Fucking hell thats annoying. We’re 1st still but Chelsea face Norwich in the late game and can take it from us…
THANK YOU NORWICH
Derrik picks up an injury in training for 2-3 months.
So on the back of 2 losses, we face Barcelona. One of the best teams in europe.
29-9-2015- West Ham (2nd) vs Barcelona (1st) – Champions League.
Kondogbia makes the bench despite his injury. Great news as well, Iniesta is injured, so Barca are forced to play a midfield 3 of Xavi, Fabregas and Busquets.Â Suckers!!
The 1st half is pretty highlight free apart from Bradley picking up a yellow when Busquets “goes down like hes been shot” according to the highlights. I’m guessing he pulled this face
2 mins before half time a two footed tackle comes in from Coleman on Neymar, and is sent off. Unlike the Busquets one, the report says this was a vicious tackle. Fuck. I bring on Joey O’Brien for Rafinha and play without a DM.
At half time Barca have had 62% posession and 8 shots to our 3, but apart from the tackles, theres been no highlights
5 minutes in Boyata gets the ball and chills out with it, Neymar tackles him, plays in Messi in space who chips to Lewandowski who heads over the advancing Valdes.
Fuck. I’m so annoyed, but also impressed by the goal which looks so cool you can imagine it in real life that I make our first ever FM highlight gif
I’m gutted. Then out of nowhere Bradley steals the ball, plays a perfect pass to Vydra who scoops over the keeper to equalise!!!
With 10 minutes to go we start to dominate possession, so I make subs, bringing on Pugilese and Hernandez. But nothing happens, but who the fuck cares, Ive just drawn against Barca having had 10 men for 47 minutes!!!
West Ham 1-1 Barcelona
Vydra (58) – Lewandowski (50)
Champions League Position – 2nd
In other cool news our under 21s beat Barcas under 21s 2-0. That is cool as fuck.
I’m expecting the board to be happy but mad at the Cardiff result, so I’m surprised they don’t even mention it
League looks like this