END OF SEASON - PREMIERSHIP TABLE
I have decided not renew the contracts of Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba. They have both had average seasons and will save me a total of £7,280,000 per year when you combine both of their wages.
Juan Mata has won the 'English Players' Player of the Year Award'.
Petr Cech has won the 'Premiership Golden Glove Award' for 18 clean sheets.
END OF SEASON SUMMARY - 2011/12
Manchester United won the Premiership.
Chelsea won the FA Cup.
Chelsea won the League Cup.
Barcelona won the Champions League - beating Real Madrid on penalties.
Arsenal sacked Arsene Wenger.
Liverpool sacked Kenny Dalglish - And hired Rafa Benitez.
CHELSEA BOARDROOM NEWS
Roman Abramovich offered me a new contract until 2015 and I accepted the offer.
The board have set the transfer budget for the coming season at £65,000,000 and the wage budget at £2,000,000 per week.
I scouted James Rodriguez at the start of the first season and was close to signing him but decided not to. When I saw him on the transfer list at the end of the season I was very surprised. The deal was done in a couple of days and he will go into my first team squad for next season.
TRANSFER FEE: £2,500,000
POTENTIAL RATING: 3.5*
My English scout spotted this young striker at Everton. Already valued at £6,000,000.
The next Wayne Rooney?
If he fulfils his potential, he will be the next Wayne Rooney. But see if you can loan him to somewhere with excellent youth facilities.
That said, what about Romelu Lukaku, the next Drogba?
I'm updating this from my mobile phone (Not a good sign!)
I started using my pc this morning, opened up the Internet and was just browsing the web when all of a sudden my security software noticed a virus. It started scanning for other 'malicious' files and found 39 of the little buggers. Now I'm no computer whizzkid so I spoke to a friend who is and he's coming over to take a look. It doesn't sound good and I may lose everything on the pc (including FM12)! I'll let you know what happens...
My PC is on it's way back - Unfortunately I've lost Football Manager 2012 along with this story. Not sure what I'll do when I reinstall it...
Unlucky pal, that was a great story though