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Toon Army

Started on 27 February 2012 by retrobeaver456
Latest Reply on 4 June 2012 by patrick1
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2012/23 August Summary:

Premier League -

Wolves 1 - 1 Toon
Toon 2 - 0 Liverpool

European Supercup -

Toon 1 - 3 AC Milan

Domesticly not a bad month with 4/6 points in the prem, a bit dissapointed not to beat Wolves though.
Despite my result in the supercup i'm proud of my team for playing well enough to get a chanc to play in that match, i think the outcome could have been different had cabaye not been sent off when i was 1 -0 up, but you cant win them all :L
September Summary:

Premier League -

Toon 2 - 0 West Ham
Burnley 0 - 1 Toon
Toon 1 - 1 Blackpool

Carling Cup -

Blackburn 0 - 0P Toon

Champions League Group Stage -

AC Milan 4 - 3 Toon

Summary:

Overall a good month, I'm still unbeaten in the prem and i'm through to the next round of the Caring cup. The only dissapointment was the away game at the San Siro where i lost to Milan but i was hoping for a draw at best so i suppose its not to bad :) Hopefully i can push on now and carry on my unbeaten premier league run because i'm aiming for top 3 this season :D
Hey brother...

Decided to start again with the Toon last night after following your story and had a monster session. Top of the league after 21 league games!! Crazy, just hope I can keep it up...can't wait to finish work and get back on it!

Reckon you can turn that around against Milan, 3 away goals gives you a great chance...good luck!
#44010 Sundown82 : Hey brother...

Decided to start again with the Toon last night after following your story and had a monster session. Top of the league after 21 league games!! Crazy, just hope I can keep it up...can't wait to finish work and get back on it!

Reckon you can turn that around against Milan, 3 away goals gives you a great chance...good luck!



Great to hear that my story has inspired you :)

Amazing that you've got newcastle top so far thats amazing, hope you can win the league.

Who have you brought and what tactics do you use?

oh and the Milan game was only a groupstage game so hopefully i can win the home leg :D
i am everton my best signing for toffee would be striker Cavani get him he is brill up front i play him and grifiths who i bought from wolves 1st season 750k now worth 5m have a look m8
Whoops, oh yeah of course! Sorry

Think I play like you with flat back 4 and then 2 orthodox centre mids (Tiote & Cabeye) and then 2 advanced Wingers and 2 Centre Forwards.

In
Sime Vrajelsko (RB)
Rafael Toloi (CB)
James McFadden
Santana (RW) From Napoli - £1.9M over 36 months = MUST BUY
Chris Brunt
Jelle Vossen (ST)
Sturridge(Loan)

Out
Leon Best £3.5M ish
Shola Ameobi £3.5M ish
Sammy Ameobi £750K
Lovenkrands £1.7M
Alan Smith £1.2M
Williamson £3.5M ish
Harper £1.2M
Kadar £1.7M
Simpson £3.2M
Obertan £1.8M Loan Fee
Marveaux £1.6M Loan Fee
Gosling £2.5M Loan Fee

As you can see I generated real good money and spent relatively little of it. I was really lucky with injuries which was a good job as I left myself with a real small squad but I figured I'm generally only playing one game a week.

Paid off big time. I'm now in January and the board gave me the chance to revise my expectations / budgets and even just keeping them the same (top half finish) they have given me £25M to spend...Happy Days.

So in Mid Jan and I have just sold Guthrie for about £2M and Mcadden to Liverpool for £3.9M. I bid £3.5M for Sturridge as he was starting to perform well and score goals which was accepted so just signed him permanently. Aslo have just signed Gareth Barry who wasd transfer listed in the reserves for £1.9M (Although he is on Massive wages so not sure I did the right thing but need quality cover for Tiote while he is at Cup of Nations). And to cap it off have just signed Doumbia for about £16.5m over 36 months ( although he also is currently at Cup of Nations so not played him yet).

Players Like M'Vila, Hazard, Jovetic, Tevez are interested in playing for me and I could probably afford one more Big signing especially if I sell a couple more playes but don't want to rock the boat as the team is performing so well and I don't want to disrupt the harmony. It's difficult don't know whether to stick or twist.

Apologies for clogging your story...won't do another such long post...just BUZZING for the Toon and wanted to share my experience!!
Thats absolutely amazing!

I think the only mistake that i might have made is not selling my fringe players at the start because i havent had a massive budget for the last 2 seasons, even after my champions league success the board only give me a budget of 10m. The reason I haven't sold as many though because I like to have a big squad that can cope with injurys susspensions and all the cup games that i am now involved in. But after reading what you have said I think i might sell more now because my wages are sky hight to :(

So thanks for your input :D

Oh and how old is santana and how good is he????
Santana is 28 or 29 so not a long term option but for an immediate impact for a second tier side like Newcastle, Everton, Villa etc he must be one of the best signings I can think of. Not sure if he will be worth signing in your second season but worth a look. I will probably listen to offers for him in the summer as I always try to sell players before they get to 30.

I always get rid of any dead wood, even if you can't sell you can sometimes get good loan fees which I managed to do. Like you say they just clog the wage bill and I feel if I wouldn't be happy with them playing in a big game there is just no point keeping them at the club, rather throw youth in if necessary.

Obviously I will try to increase squad depth next year when I hope to be playing European Football, to be honest its worked well this year having a small squad as otherwise its difficult getting players enough time on the pitch.

Forgot to say before I also signed Younes Kaboul in Jan for £3.5M ish which I also though a steal...again he was in the reserves at spurs.

Another long post sorry...I could talk FM allday...especially at work!!
October Summary:

Premier League -

Chelsea 0 - 1 Newcastle - Stuuridge
Newcastle 1 - 1 Tottenham - Sturridge - Mbia (og)
Blackburn 2 - 3 Newcastle - Rochina, Mphela - Kagawa(2), Shaqiri

Champions League Group Stage -

Newcastle 6 - 2 FC Kobenhavn - Ben Arfa, Shaqiri, Sturridge(3), Kalou - N'Doye, Thioune
Newcatle 1 - 0 Steaua - Mbia

Carling Cup -

Newcastle 1 - 0 Stoke - Begovic(og)

Summary:

I am very pleased with how this month as I am still unbeaten in the Premier League and I got through to the next roun of the Carling Cup :D I have been particurly impressed with Sturridge this month as he got 5 goals, although 3 came in 1 game but he has looked sharp and has been great so far in my 3rd year of management :D
November Update:

Premier League -

Newcastle 1 - 4 Man Utd - Sturridge - Mbia(og), Zhirkov, Hernandez, Welbeck
West Brom 2 - 0 Newcastle - Long, Tamas
Birmingham 1 - 3 Newcastle - Rooney - Mbia, Sigorsson, Obertan
Newcastle 3 - 0 Everton - Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Dorrans
Bristol City 0 - 2 Newcastle - Sigorsson, Sturridge

Champions League Group Stage -


Steaua 0 - 1 Newcastle - Mbia
Newcastle 3 - 0 Ac Milan - Ben Arfa, Sigorsson, Kagawa

Overall I had a decent month, in the Premier League I took 9 points but I was vey dissapointed to see my unbeaten run come to an end at home :( After that I was hoping to bounce back with a win at Hawthorns but West Brom took their chance. Luckily I managed to win the next 3 games and pick up 9 points :)
The Champions League is going well once again with a good away win at Steaua and I got revenge on AC Milan by thrashing them 3-0 at home :D I'm currently sitting 3rd in the league so the future looks bright for the Toon Army. :D
hey mate think u need screenshots. still dont really beleive u won the champions league
I would but i dont know how :L
#44063 retrobeaver456 : I would but i dont know how :L
if you have windows 7 like i do press alt + f9 but so if that doesn't work then press alt + fn button (next to windows logo) and f9 :) then go to start menu then documents, sports interactive then fm2012 then screenshots and they should be there :)
then you would need to create an account like i have done here:
http://patrick1.imgur.com/all/
#44064 patrick1 : #44063 retrobeaver456 :
I would but i dont know how :L

if you have windows 7 like i do press alt + f9 but so if that doesn't work then press alt + fn button (next to windows logo) and f9 :) then go to start menu then documents, sports interactive then fm2012 then screenshots and they should be there :)
then you would need to create an account like i have done here:
http://patrick1.imgur.com/all/

Thankyou I will make an account after work and get the screenshots on :D
#44065 retrobeaver456 : #44064 patrick1 :
#44063 retrobeaver456 :
I would but i dont know how :L

if you have windows 7 like i do press alt + f9 but so if that doesn't work then press alt + fn button (next to windows logo) and f9 :) then go to start menu then documents, sports interactive then fm2012 then screenshots and they should be there :)
then you would need to create an account like i have done here:
http://patrick1.imgur.com/all/


Thankyou I will make an account after work and get the screenshots on :D

then when you want to upload the image go to my computer etc get the screenshot imgur will upload it then click the screenshot you want to upload get the direct link (email & im)copy the code then back onto here click the image button or just ctrl + p paste the code and it should appear :)

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