Football Manager Diary Season 2 – Preseason
Plus this season we’re going to face Peter fucking Reid for the first time ever.
The preseason meeting doesnt go great
The one guy with a positive result is the guy who’s loan is finishing and Ive no chance of signing. Fucking hell.
I seal a couple of signings, with some of my loan players on permanent deals. Byrnes contract is ending, but Bradley and Chantler both have bids of 0 accepted.
The new kit deal is in
And the board set the initial budgets
Wowzer, thats almost a 50% increase on last years wage budget of 18k.
Bradley, Chantler and Byrne all finalise their transfers.
Southend seem to be taking the piss
The board ask me for my expectations for next season. I was expecting this to be a choice between Avoid relegation, and midtable finish….
Damn. Theres so little monetary difference that I choose the lowest amount.
We get 239k for TV rights. Thats pretty good, because a lot of our team has contract clauses
I make my first proper signing for next season, on loan.
Looks a really good prospect, but more importantly he’s good enough to go straight into the side. Plus he’s a Man City player, must be good right?
He’s followed by another
And the free signing of Sinnott who was on loan with us
Along with Guthrie, another defender from Crewe
That ends June and so we get a board report
Finances are becoming a real pain, we’ve got no one of value to sell. See?
RIP acid face. He’s followed out on a free by Mark McChrystal who accpts an offer to leave
Some weird news in
WTF, youve got to be kidding me.
We get a new parent club
Boom. Unfortunately no one decent from them seems to want to sign for us
Theres another free signing
Note to self : stop signing midfielders. Looks like a proper star
Odds are in
12-1 isnt awful.
Just before the month ends I manage to seal 6 free transfers – and only 1 of them is a midfielder!
The first two are the stars. Horsfield looks a decent player, and could go straight into the first team. Jackson may be familiar if you paid attention last year – he spent 3 months on loan with us us at the start of the season. The other 4 are more for the future, and are signed to give us a bit of squad depth. Fletcher will probably be closest to the 1st team
The board report is in
Lets get to theo season!