***Here goes nothing. Before i get in to my story i would like to add a small disclaimer. This will be the first time that i have started a story so all support and feedback is kindly welcomed. i do not know exactly how everything works so if i make a mistake i apologise. But lets do this.***
Barcelona... What has gone wrong. The domination they had for many many years has come to an end with Real Madrid becoming the bigger powerhouse. Madrid have won back to back Champions leagues and Barcelona fell short in the league last year. It has not just been bad on the pitch but off of it, it has become worse. Neymar has just left for PSG after they fail to secure Verratti and PSG launch a counter. Now after losing back to back to Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup more bad news hits....
Ernesto Valverde steps down right before the end of the season stating 'It was a great opportunity but it has been increasingly hard with how the squad has been handled. The squad is thin and i have not been given the tools i need to rebuild'
Can it get any worse?
Who will step in and save Barcelona?
After days of speculation on who would take over Barcelona a press conference is held at 19:45 at the Nou Camp.
'We would like to announce that Antonio Maneres-Johnas will take Barcelona forward for the upcoming season'
Who was this man what had he done to be in this position. Antonio would lead with an iron fist and had demanded that he is able to run the club his way.
Antonio's demands were :
- To have full control over signings.
- All money from Neymar deal + Extra.
- A bumber 95k a week contract.
- To be made unsackable for first two seasons.
- Control over out goings in the squad.
This was a man who knew how to get what he wanted and made sure that he had all the tools to turn Barcelona back to its domination days.
Reporter: Antonio how are you going to turn this all around with the season approuching very quick?
Antonio: I plan on shaking things up ,there is a Barcelona way and its fell short recently at the club.
Reporter: That comment could put your players on high alert wont it. Do you not think you are already unsettling the team?
Antonio: No. Not at all, And if a player is unsettled then he is part of the problem. Like i said its fallen short and its time for change if you are slacking in my team your not in it.
Reporter: Zinedine Zidan has come out today and said that he has no worries with Barcelona next season have you got anything to say?
Antonio: Zidan can say what he likes. Talk its cheap and in a buissness where your talking is done on the pitch he needs to worry about his own team.
Reporter: Thank you, That is all.
The shake up begins:
Thomas Vermalen Inter Milan (5,000,000)
Douglas Las Palmas (2,000,000)
Gerard Deulofue Stoke (10,000,000)
Munir - Leicester (11,000,000)
Jorge Mere 10,000,000 (30kpw)
Eden Hazard 90,000,000 (300kpw)
Emre Can 35,000,000 (90kpw)
Players coming in and out of the squad, is Antonio finished or could there be any more signings round the corner.
*** Next update with pre season results***
Good start mate, glad you didnt sign Coutinho though
Thank you! I did look at him would have been cheaper aswell but Hazard was the choice.
Pre season has come to an end and it has been average at best:
Inter Milan (H) 3-0 Suarez,Denis Suarez,Munir
VFL Osanbruck (A) 6-0 Turan x2,Umtiti,Messi x2,Suarez
Hamberg SV (A) 3-0 Suarez,Messi,Rakitic
Bayern Leverkusen (A) 0-0
Bayern Munchen (A) 0-3 (Not a great showing)
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has agreed personal terms with Barcelona on a 4 year deal earning £250kpw.
The transfer fee is 90million set to rise to 94. New assistant manager Van Basten has come out and said 'It is a great signing for us.
Antonio wanted to add more quality and he has done that. The new season is very close and we are ready'
Barcelona have raided some of the best talent from the Premier league in hope that they can get the edge on rivals Madrid.
The team has had quality added to it and some deadwood has gone out. Neymar has been replaced with the more than capable Eden Hazard, Iniesta is getting on so would rotate well with KDB.
Emre Can adds some steel in to the middle and can recycle possesion. Jorge Mere a youngster who is able to to fill in as rotation who also has decent potential.
*** This is just a small update to what will be going on for the fixtures. I will be doing them 10 games at a time in updates and they will start from the next update***
Take a look at some of the other people's stories and take ideas from them is what I suggest. With a few bits of coding, you will have a very appealing story.
De Bruyne will set Barcelona alight I am sure!
De Bruyne will be some singing indeed. Can't wait for the next update, good luck!
Thank you guys means a lot. New update will be up soon!
August & September
1-3 Espanyol (A)
Goal scorers: Messi 45+1, 90, Suarez 14'
POM: Lionel Messi
Breaking News: Mbappe Leaves Monaco
After weeks of pursuit AS Monaco's Kylian Mbappe has left. AS Monaco are said to be launching a complaint to UEFA after Mbappe went on strike amid rummors of Barcelona's tapping up of the 17 year old.
Mbappe has joined the Catalan giants for 28 Million which is a steal for such a great young talent. Mbappe had this to say 'When you get that call from your agent about Barcelona you dont say no. I had to hand in a request to leave because Monaco were not allowing me to go, I couldnt have this. I understand going on strike was the wrong way to go about it but i appologies and am also thankful for everyone at AS Monaco'
Champions league night, time to find out who we will be facing in the group stage. Barcelona draw........
5-0 Malaga (H)
Goal scorers: Suarez 6,15,20,48 Mbappe 64
POM: Luis Suarez
1-1 Las Palmas (A)
Goal Scorers: De Bruyne 83
POM: Kevin De Bruyne
1-1 Dynamo Kyiv (A) Champions League Group E
Goal scorers: Luis Suarez 14
POM: Dennys Garmash (Dynamo)
0-3 Eibar (A)
Goal scorers: Luis Suarez 11,34,60
POM: Luis Suarez
6-0 Levante (H)
Goal scorers: Messi 18,79 Can 20, De Bruyne 35, Hazard 48, Luis Suarez 92
POM: Lionel Messi
5-0 (H) Coruna
Goal Scorers: Messi 8,15pen,42 Luis Suarez 28, Kevin De Bruyne 56
POM: Lionel Messi
1-0 Club Brugge (H) Champions League Group E
Goal Scorers: Messi 58
POM: Lionel Messi
The first months of the season prove to be very good for Barcelona and Antonio. The Champions League draw was very kind but first two games results havent been up to standard.
The new signings have settled in very well coming up with some great performances Eden Hazard stands out as a great bit of buissness with 3 goals and 5 assists.
The player of the month will have to be Lionel Messi, He has been man of the match 4 times over the last month and has scored 8 and laid off 1 assist. Congratulations Lionel Messi
**Next update soon**
Looks like the League is no problem for you! Champions League you're getting the results, but it looks like it's not all sparkling just yet.
Slipping up against Las Palmas must have been disappointing but solid beside that.
Kylian Mbappe 16 goals against Malaga, depor and levante is some return even for barca
*** I would just like to say thank you to everyone that has taken the time to keep up with my story and an even bigger thanks to those who have left feedback and commented***
3-1 Leganes (A)
Goal scorers: Rafinha 11,Eden Hazard 79, Luis Suarez 92
POM: Eden Hazard
0-2 Girona (A)
Goal scorers: Paco Alcacer 7, Emre Can 53
POM: Emre Can
4-4 Leverkusen (A) Champions League Group E
Goal scorers: Luis Suarez 53,54,70, Lionel Messi 75
POM: Luis Suarez
1-0 Getafe (H)
Goal scorers: Lionel Messi 76
POM: Jordi Alba
2-0 Real Hispalis (H)
Goal scorers: Gerard Pique 75, Luis Suarez 84
POM: Gerard Pique
And its live!! The El classico here at the Camp Nou. Both Real and Barca go in to this in strong form looking to get one over on eachother.
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen,Semedo,Pique,Umtiti,Alba,Busquets,De Bruyne, Iniesta,Hazard,Messi(C),Suarez
Real Madrid XI: Navas,Carvajal,Varane,Ramos(C),Marcelo,Casemiro,Modric,Kroos,Bale,Ronaldo,Benzema
1' KICK OFF
11' First yellow card of the game and Casemiro is booked for bringing down Messi.
16' Alba runs down the left and looks for De Bruyne who shoots in to Casemiro, Corner.
17' Iniesta whips in the corner but Navas collects calmly
21' Ball is worked in to the bos by Hazard... Ball drops to Suarez who hits a tame shot in to the cluthes of Navas.
23' Its all Barcelona as De Bruyne forces a spectacular save from Navas, Top right hand corner if not for the Madrid stopper.
25' Real have a chance now as Bale runs down the right hand side and cuts in but the shot is easy for Ter Stegen.
33' Both teams just feeling eachother out trying to draw out defenders but both staying tight.
34' Alba plays in to Hazard who cuts past Ramos and shoots to the right of Navas but its tipped out for a corner.
41' Suarez skips past Ramos but is bought down, Free kick.
42' Messi lines up the free kick... GOAL!! Messi leaves Navas scrambling as he puts it in the top corner.
43' Staright away Madrid attack with Ronaldo as he forces a save from Ter Stegen.
45' The referee blows for half time.
A very timid first half from both teams. Nobody wants to commit the selves forward too much but that might well change in the second half with Madrid chasing the game.
There has been a change at half time and Isco replaces Casemiro who is on a card.
48' A ball is floated over the top as Umtiti trys to play a back pass to the keeper but its short! Ronaldo latches on to it.. GOAL! He slots past the on rushing Ter Stegen and its 1-1 we have a game now!
50' Barcelona keeping control of the ball as Pique passes on to De Bruyne, Iniesta 1-2 played between them. He switches to play as Hazard picks up the ball.. Teasing ball into the box GOAL!! Suarez gets on the end of Hazards cross and Brcelona lead 2-1.
52' Barcelona free kick as De Bruyne is bought down.. Messi lines up a shot.... Just past the post.
54' Foul! Ramos brings down Messi and there is shouts of it being last man! Luckily for Ramos, Varane just got back behind the ball and its just a yellow.
60' Substitutions Varane makes way for Nacho and Busquets is making way for Emre Can.
61' Another free kick to Barcelona.. Messi whips the ball in but it is cleared out by Ronaldo. Bale latches on to the clearence and runs at Semedo, He takes it round him and whips one in to the box GOAL! Ronaldo runs box to box and heads in from close. 2-2.
62' Benzema makes way for Marco Asensio
71' The game is blown right open and both Madrid and Barcelona are going for it,
78' Subsitution, Mbappe comes on for Luis Suarez
82' GOAL Substitute Asensio crosses for Ronaldo who completes his hattrick with a low drive past the keeper.
84' A sense of urgency from Barcelona as they get the ball forward quickly. Messi picks the ball up from Iniesta.. Looks up and finds Hazard running. Hazard is just wide of the goal as he looks up for support...GOAL!! Hazard gives Navas the eyes and slots in at the near post unexpectedly 3-3!
88' Rackitic comes on for a tired Kevin De Bruyne.
90+1' Freekick for Barcelona edge of the box... Messi strikes it... BAR! Messi hits the bar with Navas stranded.
90+2' Referee brings the game to an end.
Full time 3-3
POM: Cristiano Ronaldo(Madrid)
With the month of October coming to an end its time for the player of the month.The player of the month is... Luis Suarez.
The forward has scored 6 goals this month and has put in some great performances. Well done Luis!
What a match! Unlucky not to get the win though.
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