Soon, back on track Tuesday, Aug 19 2008 

Hey, guys I’m back from my recent examinations, which was done quite well. Anyway I will be back soon. The last time I played was after the upset Saints caused against Tottenham, 2-1. Pictures in next post. I will report back after I reach 01.01.09 game time.

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New Season- New Formation, new players, new me! Saturday, Aug 9 2008 

I couldn’t ask for a better start. I got McDermott(Pardon my spelling of his name) from Tottenham as my new assistant manager. Then there were a number of great stuff happening to Saints!

My 08/09 season transfers !:D

I sold a few and bought a few, or a number of them and well, they turned out superb (except for the last 3 loans including Distel Zola, just got them.) Well, the media thinks that I would well be relegated at the end of the 08/09 season since Southampton was the underperforming team in the Season Summary. We’ll just see about that. Now I am at 15th position which is kinda good. 2-3-2

My fellow comrades who my fans think they are great.

Look at those results. :D!!!

Anyway, one which totally stands out is Jack Cork. He impressed me when I was managing Chelsea before. Since he felt that he wanted a permanent move when I loaned him, I give a shot on buying and it was totally easy and really a good buy for a promising DM/MC. I got him for 5.5 million and he has wowed many.

He even won the Young Player of the Month Award! Looks like the future is bright for him.

Anyway, I used VM’s 4-3-3 formation which is kinda useful. I tweaked something here and there and it turned out to be great.

Would be updating in the near future after my exams perhaps. Wish me good luck!

Season end. Monday, Aug 4 2008 

I must say I am not that surprised. It happen again like the last time I managed Southampton in 8.0.0.

To be honest, I was rather pissed and impatient at the very slow loading time as I was rather pissed at the team’s performance. A lot were totally low in the morale and also they were not believing in me. So, I decided to go on holiday and go and see what happen after the championship.

My 07/08 Championship Table

Well what do we have here. Southampton just a place above relegation area. I say we were truely lucky, Stoke lost to Bristol City while I lost to Ipswich, Championship winners. Still, it was enough for me to be able to stand ground in Championship. It seem that the problem was the defence. We could score but just that we kinda sucked at defending. The main problem was my left back, Jonathan Grounds. He was my only one and he quite lasted for the whole season. Still, he was one of the worst loan or loner I have ever loaned. Nevermind that, we’ll look towards the future! 😀

Date:15 July 2008

Transfer budget: 7mill

Buy:

Morgan Schneiderlin (300k, RC Strasbourg), Jean-JoelPerrier-Doumbe (Free Transfer(CT), Celtic) , Franco Miranda (200k, C.A.I De Chubat, Loaned at St.Mirren), Serin Diop (300k, Arsenal Kiev) , Basile Camerling (Free Transfer, Nancy(Relegated) )

Sold:

Jermaine Wright, Jeffrey Imudia, Safri, Rasiak

In the later post, I’ll post up the pics and also the transfers. Now trying to get hold of Leroy Benoit or Didier Digard.

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Anyway, I wonder which one would be a better attacking formation, 4-5-1 or 4-4-2?

September Summary! Friday, Aug 1 2008 

My September Summary :D!!

Quite pleased really except for the recent 3-2 defeat over Plymouth. They were given 2 penalties and one is totally controversial. I was leading with 2 goals, one from STELVIO!!! and the other one from Jermaine Wright. Still, I was quite sure it was a fight till the end. Nevermind that, next time we will have our revenge.

The even frightening news is that the next League Cup fixture would be playing with Chelsea, the defending Champions! Luckily, it is at St. Mary’s Stadium. Aaaaaahhh *Holy angel sound* Hope to give an utter upset to them.

The very good news is that the fans love STELVIO!!! Great buy, thanks so much VM for the player. Great tip, great buy.

Transfer Updates

After a recent match which I can’t recall, Viafara was totally pissed at me and handed a transfer request. Firstly, he was pissed at the selling of Stern John. Then at a recent game which the Saints won, I kinda said that their performance were disappointing and few felt the pinch and got angered. Anyway, I sold him to Stoke for 1.5mill. Good money to spend when the January Transfer opens or search for better scouts.

Transfer Updates! Wednesday, Jul 30 2008 

Transfers at last! I’ll try to explain on each transfer bit by bit

Stelvio

In Vitality Mokosiy’s blog, it stated that Stelvio was only $14k which is seriously cheap for such a great player. Still $130k seems quite affordable and valuable. Great midfielder and still he’s really young.

Seth Johnson

Bought him due to his age and also he was a free agent. He brings experience and he got good stats for a midfielder. But for some reason, he start in Southampton injured!

Will Antwi

A defender which has average stats. Part of exchange with wycombe for Chris Makin who is very old and useless. He acts as a back up but will rotate him. He got average stats. Just an average joe from below the Championship.

Franco Di Santo

Needed a Chelsea player for me to have that Chelsea spirit. He has the best stats for a target man among Bradley WP and Marek Saganowski. Great potential. Hoping to buy him in the near future after expanding my transfer chest.

Jonathan Grounds

A left back. He acts as a cover before I get a permanent left back. Average stats even though from the premiership. Not a suitable buy but good cover.

Sellers

Stern John

He was kicked out the last time and it did superb for me. He brings in much needed money (My transfer budget is only $500k!). Also he seems to old and slow for me.

David McGoldrick

He was sold because I needed the money to actually buy some left back but didn’t happen. Then I tried Vincent Enyeama since I need a good GK. But now used it for my permanent left back which will be coming at 1.1.2008 , after his loan at Falkirk finish. It was really hard to let him go since he was quite a promising scholar.

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So overall, I have my team quite ready and prepared. Hope to get the promotion and also be better than Vitality Mokosiy, no offence. He brings me motivation. Anyway, Southampton got a draw with Cardiff, a win at League Cup and a 2-0 win against Stoke. AMAZING! They thought I was a rookie manager and sucked. Well whose laughing now!

Beginning! Monday, Jul 28 2008 

Heya football manager fanatics. I seem to be motivated by Vitality Mokosiy’s The True Football Manager blog. It is sooo damn cool.

Anyway, now I back to my second favourite squad, Southampton. Screenshots will be shown on the next post. Just few transfer updates:

Franco Di Santo(Chelsea) – Loan

Sold:

Stern John – Pending (1.2m)

Chris Makin – Wycombe (14k + ex)

So others which I can’t remember. But be sure to check back!

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