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Newcastle United - Marching with the Magpies

Started on 15 December 2012 by FmPlayerJosh
Latest Reply on 18 December 2012 by GrimF
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Pre-Season Round Up

During my first meeting with the club owner Mike Ashley he told me he wanted me to get a place in the top half of the table and gave me a transfer budget of 7 million to achieve this. With this money I decided I need to buy an AML as both of the tactics I have set up(4-2-3-1 and 4-2-2-2) us these wingers and my current best was Demba Ba who I wanted to be playing in a central role.


Mike Ashley also told me he wanted me to buy youthful players for the club so this and me wanting to add some Premier League and European experience to the side made my buy Nathan Redmond and Florent Malouda. I believe Malouda will be a massive success and the fact he was transfer listed for so cheap made me get him , I also think Redmond will be a great success in the future and he will play in many of my Europa League and Capital One Cup matches.

I also let Xisco go because he was on 50k a week in wages and this is too much for a player I won't be using. The 3 players going out on loan will hopefully get some first team experience.

I only had 2 games in Pre-season and one was against my reserves , this is how they went:

Newcastle 2-1 Newcastle Reserves: Pappiss Cisse,Nile Ranger
Albacete 1-3 Newcastle: Demba Ba(2) Haris Vuckic

I was quite annoyed that I only had one game during pre-season and I really hope my players are fit enough when the season comes.

Thanks for reading and I will do a final update tonight which will be a cover of August and September. :)

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