Season 2030/2031: Entire Season
Many players left the club as I looked to cut the wage bill and refresh the face of the squad. Club hero Sergio Álvarez (MC) left for Swansea in search of more first-team football, while we made a massive profit on Mark Dunphy (DL) who had signed for just £130k one year ago. One and a half seasons after his £62M move from Barcelona, Pinga was sold to Monaco for £45M. The Brazilian full-back had served his purpose at the club and performed exceptionally to take the club to the next level. While we made a considerable loss in terms of transfer fees, his contribution was invaluable. Norwegian midfielder Thomas Granvang (MC) was sold to league rivals Manchester City for £20M. The midfielder was a back-up player in my squad but would become a key player for the Citizens. Killian Moreau (DC) was sold to P Ferreira for £7.5M, while goalkeeper Oscar Payton made a £15M move to Genoa, having fallen behind Claudio Elorrieta in the pecking order. Baba Adebayo didn't develop in to the central defender we had originally hoped he would become when he signed him from Leeds, and so we sold him to Derby for a considerably smaller fee. Last but not least, academy graduate Russell Andrews was sold to Norwich for £9M as he failed to make the jump from U21s to our senior squad, despite performing well on loan at Brighton the previous season.
We spent our money on youth that season, bringing in no less than 16 players aged 18 or younger. There were not too many English youngsters on the market, and our English acquisitions were Roger Hartley (DM), Bernard Taylor (AML/ST), Sam Wilkinson (AMC) and Tony Hood (MC). Hartley and Hood looked the more promising of the four, and commanded the considerably larger transfer fees. The best of the sixteen players signed included Marius Scherping (AMC), Fernando Olivera (DL), Souleymane Sarr (DC) and Lucas Echegaray (AMR). We'll soon find out whether they were worth the fees.
FA Community Shield
In yet another Community Shield encounter against Manchester City, we ran out 3-2 winners courtesy of an 89th minute winner from French striker Hippolyte Chabbert. We were delighted to win this trophy again, a great start to the season.
UEFA Super Cup
We had another trophy in the cabinet after the Super Cup where English stars Stephen Murray and Matt Ursell ran the show, scoring three between them to down Russian giants Zenit.
Barclays Premier League
We were in cruise control in the league once more as we once again held a record of 36-2-0. We kept scoring and scoring.... and scoring. Our defensive record was very pleasing and we had a variety of players performing as I rotated the squad regularly. A 6-1 victory over Manchester City in May was the most pleasing for me, while low points came in the two draws, against Newcastle and Arsenal.
110 points again, this time 30 points ahead of second place.... Manchester United. Man City slipped down to 5th, with former manager Jurgen Klopp no longer at the club after retiring. Sami Hyypia's Southampton side did well to finish fourth, while Liverpool survived relegation by goal difference!
UEFA Champions League
The group stage was a walk in the park, as expected. Last 16 opponents Leverkusen stood no chance against us, while Bayern Munich were no more of a challenge in the quarter finals. A 6-3 victory over Manchester United in the semi-finals set us up against Zidane's Real Madrid, where the final would be played in the Santiago Bernabeau. The game was a true European classic, as it finished 3-3 at full-time. It was our English midfielder Matt Ursell who scored the decisive goal, just before half-time in extra time. The playmaker dribbled past two players before playing an intricate one-two with Wetzel on the edge of the box and then firing in to the roof of the net, securing our third consecutive Champions League trophy.
FIFA Club World Cup
Christiaan Pattinama inspired us to an 8-0 victory over Al-Hilal of Sudan in the semi-finals, before we claimed the title once more with a 4-0 victory over Cruz Azul in the final. Champions of the world once more!
I'll let the results do the talking. We smashed everybody on our way to the final, where we faced Manchester United. We came out 5-0 winners to claim our fifth consecutive FA Cup in a row. We've now won 6 in total, and will look to make it 7 next season!
Capital One Cup
Hippolyte Chabbert inspired us in this tournament as he scored in every single round that we played in. Manchester United (once again) were our opponents in the final but Chabbert dispatched them with ease.
We've done nothing with the club apart from win trophies...
My first game in charge of Brazil was in the Superclasico vs a very very strong Argentina side. I experimented with a tactic of mine for this match (a 3-4-2-1 of sorts) and we held on for penalties, which we came out victorious from. Another trophy for my collection!
It was a Whitehawk white-wash for the FIFA Ballon d'Or as Christiaan Pattinama came first, with Miodrag Kostic placing second and Albert Wetzel in third. Five Whitehawk players were named in the FIFA World Dream Team, including 19 year old Stephen Murray (suck it Walter! *Private joke*). Manchester City won the Europa League, setting up a European Super Cup clash against ourselves for the coming season.