Football Manager Diary S3 – December – Fuck Crouchy. We have Bebe

Football Manager 2014 LogoWe signed Bebe.

I love Bebe.



5-12-15 – Wimbledon vs Bristol Rovers – FA Cup 2nd round

10 minutes in Katuka gets down the left, crosses and we have the lead through guess who

Peter Crouch Robot Dance

Yeahhhhh. Bebe gets a chance shortly after but his shot straight at the keeper forces a stunning save. Wowzer.

In the 2nd half a corner from Katuka is headed into their own net by a Wimbledon defender. Bebe comes off, job done, he’s amazing and fully deserves his 6.6 rating.

Wimbledon produce nothing, and we take the win!

Wimbledon 0-2 Bristol Rovers
Crouch (11), Lavelle own goal (66)
Through to next round!

And its another cup match too

9-12-15 – Swindon vs Bristol Rovers – Johnstons Paint trophy Semi Final south

The first half is pretty dead, Katuka has a couple of shots but nothing happens.

Into the second and the stats are showing we are getting shots but theres no highlights. Crouchy has a shot saved, but thats about it. Into the dying seconds and Parkes heads a corner wide.

Theres no exra time, its straight to pens.

Katuka for us…. shoots straight at the keeper ffs
Rowe for swindon – SCORES 1-0
Lawrence for us…. shoots straight at the keeper… but he cant keep it out! 1-1
Kasim for Swindon… SCORES 2-1
Ekangame for us… SCORES 2-2
Barker for Swindon … MANNONE SAVES 2-2
Moon needs to score… and he does 3-3
Crouchy steps up…. and its unstoppable! 4-3
Williams for Swindon… SCORES 4-4
Edwards for us… SCORES 4-5
Smith for Swindon… SCORES 5-5
Zaliukas for us… SCORES 5-6
Bennett for them… SCORES 6-6
Kellett for us… SAVED FFS KELLETT 6-6
Oglive to win it for Swindon… and he does


Swindon 0-0 Bristol Rovers (Swindon win 7-6 on pens)
Eliminated from the cup

We had 17 shots to their 2. Jeez.

12-12-15 – Preston (23rd) vs Bristol Rovers (1st)

Bebe is tired so he’s benched.

Corry gives us the lead, lobbing the keeper from the edge of the box. Thats the only highlight of the half.

I bring the legend that is Bebe on at half time, and his introduction does exactly what I wanted it to – creates no chances or highlights as we coast to a 1-0 win.

Preston 0-1 Bristol Rovers
Corry (28)
League Position – 1st

We’re drawn against Blackpool in the FA Cup

19-12-15 – Bristol Rovers (1st) vs Rochdale (16th)

BEBE STARTS…. on the bench

Rochdale hit the post early on, then have a shot pushed round the post by Mannone. We score with our first shot, Gray crossing for Crouchy to volley in. At half time I tell the lads Im not happy, and sit there waiting for the 60th minute. As soon as that moment hits… ITS BEBE TIME.

He completelyt changes the game as we go from a tight game where we’re leading 1-0 with chances for either side, to a tight game where we win 1-0 with no chances.

What a guy

Bristol Rovers 1-0 Rochdale
Crouchy (34)
League Position – 1st

Monachello asks to cancel his loan, so I agree.

Next up is a top of the table clash

26-12-15 – Millwall (2nd) vs Bristol Rovers (1st)


Katuka grabs us the lead after Corry puts him through, then a second thats almost identical. Milwall pull one back after a good move but we go into the half with the lead

In the 2nd Milwall are pushing, Sharp goes through but Mannone saves, but with 10 mins left he gets in again and this time scores.

Its a unlikely draw, as we had 18 shots to their 8.

Millwall 2-2 Bristol Rovers
Isgrove (26), Sharp (81) – Katuka (4, 23)
League Position – 1st

Well at least the points there mean we’ll be top in the new year.

Nugents loan finishes and he goes back to Cardiff.

28-12-15 – Scunthorpe (6th) vs Bristol Rovers (1st)

Absolute dominance. Which is weird, because I didnt even start Bebe. Katuka and Lawrence grab a goal each, then Bebe comes off the bench and calms the whole thing down and we dont score anymore.


Scunthorpe 0-2 Bristol Rovers
Katuka (4) Lawrence (74)
League Position – 1st

We only have 6 months left on my contract, the board suggest talks so I tell them I want a bigger wage budget, they agree to increase from 65 to 79k if I sign the deal.

375 contract


The awards are crap, Bebe doesnt win a thing. I do tho

376 MOTM

The board are happy

377 board

WTF is up with these losses tho. At the league looks good

378 League

Lets sign some players!