Season 2021/2022: Entire Season
*NOTE* I am considerably far ahead of this stage in-save so I cannot provide screenshots of the players.
Following Whitehawk's first ever season in England's top flight, money was splashed in order to build on the previous season's success. In total, the club spent just under £40M to strengthen the side and key arrivals included Jesse Lingard from West Brom (£3.7M), Albert Wetzel, aged 17, from Feyenoord (£14M), and Ross Barkley from Chelsea in January (£5.75M). Lingard and Barkley would certainly be stars of the near future, while Wetzel.... well, I won't spoil it for you guys! Club heroes left in the form of Danny Mills and Ross Fitzsimons, while a number of players left on loan, including new-arrival Daniel Traoré who failed to earn himself a work permit.
Barclays Premier League
Despite our big summer spend, our squad still looked considerably weaker than others in the league, and that showed as we suffered a large amount of defeats. However, we did manage to patch together a couple of good spells during September/October and February. Notable victories came against Spurs (twice) and at home to Newcastle and Blackburn in our last few fixtures of the season. Big defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea proved that we don't yet have the quality in our team to fend off big guns.
Our mid-season form was good enough to keep us far away from relegation danger as we finished in a very respectable 10th place, one place up from last season. We finished eight points away from the relegation zone and another Premier League season awaits us. With each passing season, our finances continue to flourish and we can invest even more in to our squad.
Convincing victories over Millwall and Bournemouth saw us reach the fifth round but Reading proved to be too strong for us.
Capital One Cup
We powered our way past Carlisle and Sunderland but Chelsea had too much in their locker for us to overcome as we were put in our place with ease.
Nothing much happened here. Goalkeeper Piet Velthuizen took the captaincy while we continued to improve our facilities. There will be more improvements made over the coming seasons.
The 2022 World Cup saw France lift the trophy after beating Brazil in the final. Note that I was NOT manager of Brazil at the time, I am currently the manager of Brazil which is why they show up in light blue. In other news, Chelsea and Bayern Munich won the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League respectively, while Cristiano Ronaldo claimed the FIFA Ballon d'Or award.