Hello everyone and welcome to The Ultimate Football Manager Challenge. In this challenge I will be taking the teams you can see above to domestic and hopefully European glory. The teams I have to manage are, Portsmouth, Coventry, Leeds United, Boavista, Wellington Phoenix and San Marino, Sounds impossible doesn't it. But hopefully with your advice and my skills I can take these teams to glory in what is consider an elite challenge among the football manager community. But.. I wont be stopping there, I have over teams in mind to keep things interesting teams such as Eibar and Hibernian etc just to keep things varied in where I am. But without further ado lets get into this.
Chapter 1: Pompeii
So the journey begins with Portsmouth the big club in a small league. One of the biggest grinds in the challenge other than San Marino, Portsmouth are a challenge worth taking on. Of course being a big favourite for the league bodes well and a starting pot of £250k should see you through the window. In terms of improvements the club needs improving in the center of midfield and the defence. Below you can see the signings I made.
Liam Agnew and Chris Dawson are good additions to the center of midfield and Lubomir Satka is a very solid center half. Jon Ostembor is an oldie but a goodie and has proved it thus far in the season for me. The rest are merely fringe and backup players but will be making first team appearances. Pre-Season was okay for us as well, picking up a mixed bag of results across the board as well as picking up a fair few injuries (no surprise there)[i/].
Not to shabby ayy. Well things got off to a good start to the season and I don't think I could of asked for more in my first month in charge. Kicking off the season to Dagenham was going to be a tough ask but we prevailed winning 1-0. The League Cup awaited us next in a feisty tie between myself and Nottingham Forest, a match that saw 2 red cards and a 2-0 loss for Portsmouth. Wins against Crawley Town & Oxford United ensured good league form before a bore 0-0 draw against AFC Wimbledon. The final league game of the month saw Pompey take on a strong Carlisle United side who caved under the pressure and lost 3-0 to Portsmouth. The perfect way to cap of the month was picking up the manager of the month award. Beautiful.