Football Manager Diary Season 3 – 2015-16 – Preseason. A legend is born.
So now we’re into season 3, after 2 promotions and 2 cup wins. If I’ honest I expect the run to come to an end this year. We’re probably not strong enough to win the League, tho this is probably my last chance to make some signings, overhaul the team, and then get promoted.
The season review has identified a few key areas we need to improved. (all of them)
I’m quick to arrange the friendlies, against a bunch of foreign teams so we can bring in some money
The team meeting goes ok, with me being reserved.
The board are happy too
We get a new bumper sponsorship deal
And the board set the budgets
Some sad news hits
I cant let him go tho
The board offer me three budgets for next season
Hmmmmmmmmm. I choose the bottom one, since THERES NO FUCKING DIFFERENCE
Irie Bi departs us on a free transfer. He spent most of the season in the reserves so its no shock. Mark Bradley is also gone, to Kilmarock for 25k, and Chris Chantler for a massive 185k!
Templeman retires, I offer him a job as a coach
I make my first signing
He’s a decent all rounder and contract not too big
But I follow that with someone even better
Long time Taff Football Manager diary lovers will remember me having an epic run with Crouch in my game with West Ham.
He’s gonna rip League 1 a new arsehole
Steve Arnold, our keeper whos been amazing, becomes subject of a 250k bid from Fulham. I’m gonna let him go. Gonzalez follows him out of the door for 300k. Both of those players cost us nothing
I make another signing on a free
I immediately nickname him The Baha Man, as I cant be bothered typing his name in every time.
I also sign a loanee
He’ll be good to rotate with Lawrence.
Another one out the door is young Goalie Billy O’Brien for 89k.
I sign a top defender
Theres another in – an ex Arsenal youth player.
I dont like his name either. I rename him BRANDO.
Another defender is in
And hes followed by a replacement keeper with Premier league experience
I hope he doesnt do this
And a new DM
And another new DM
and a CB
LOOK HOW HAPPY HE IS. He’ll make a great guy to partner Tom Parkes
The odds for the season are in
Hmmm. 20-1 is really outsider.
So thats the end of preseason, lets look at the transfers and the squad
Goalie has been a massive upgrade. Defence wise we’ve got a lot of potential, but maybe just lacking a little quality. In the midfield theres more strength and depth now. Up front Crouchy could be a real legend, aside from that this could be a big season for Fletcher to step up
LETS GET TO IT