Footbal Manager Diary – Season 4 Preseason (2016/7)
Make some signings.
The plan from our squad review – “Targets for next season have to be a striker (maybe 2) and at least one central defender. Maybe another left winger, and a reserve right back if Joey O’Brien leaves.”
Will we stick to it? MAAAAAYBBBBEEEEE
Having won the League and the cup its time for a team meeting to plan next year.
At least the board are happy.
Following on from Redknapp retiring after we stomped his stupid face that looks like a scrotum, Arsene Wenger retires.
The club also manage to clear their debts
And our success has bought some beefy sponsorship deals
Which results in a healthy transfer budget.
43million holy shit.
I get a merchandise sales update.
First signing in through the door is a striker for 12.5 million
21, a strong finisher with a decent bit of pace, good touch and flair. And his value shoots up after signing him to 22 million. I think thats a good buy.
He’s followed by a defender for the same amount
But while looking for one defender I also saw another who I couldnt resist. Southampton got relegated on the last day of the season and instantly their squad got decimated, but the one who I fancied was just 5 million
Having signed 2 central defenders Boyata leaves the club. Its a reluctant sale as I’d quite happily keep him, but a 14 million bid for a player I bought a year ago for 875k, whos currently on 15k a week but asking for 45k a week, is too good to turn down. He’s only rated 3 star by my coaches, so technically the guys I’ve brought in should end up better
Before he leaves we have a quick word
Player of the year comes in, and I’m somewhat relieved its not Boyata
Club Captain, top scorer. What a guy
Theres time for a team meeting as the team return from their holidays
WTF Morrison. Whats not ambitious about saying we can challenge next year. And what the hell is wrong with Seman.
I dont get the team meetings
The board want season expectations too
Pretty happy with that, he’s a better left winger than Chadli, but strong enough to challenge Nedelev on the right too. Not so good upfront but that doesnt matter. Look at those free kick and long shot stats too.
The end of season also sees the wage hikes kick in. Xavi is now earning 99k a week for the last year of his deal.
We’re also now moving into the Olympic Stadium
We hit the point where players leave
Derik also leaves. For 1.3 million to Leicester. He’s followed out the door by Juanmi whos the subject of a shock 10 million bid from Stuttgart. He’s gone. 10 million is mental for him, we signed him for 1.3 million and he scored 3 goals in 27 games
I’m using the money to bring in some younger players
Heartbreak for Wales in the European Championships
We also get offered an international job
Odds are in
And with that preseason is over. Lets have a look at the ins and outs
Pretty happy with that. 3 players out on frees at the end of their contracts, then 3 players sold for 25million, of which only Boyata was in the 1st team.
60 million spent, thats our 43 million plus the 25 million out, plus we still have a ton of money in the wage budget so we could even spend another 15 millionish on a player, with 100k on wages and still be ok.
Heres the squad as it stands. Probably could do with another striker, maybe another defender.
LETS GET TO THE SEASON