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Zenit: Take 2 For Maradona

Started on 5 January 2013 by JasonRM
Latest Reply on 3 February 2013 by The FM Rookie
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August Update

We had 4 fixtures this month, 1 Friendly, 2 LA Liga matches, and 1 European Super Cup Match.

We started the month off with a bang, putting 6 in the back of the net. We didn't need Falcao for this one as he didn't start. We dominated all parts of the game.

The next match was our first league match against Deportivo. I wanted the team to go out and immediately score. They didn't. It was nil-nil at half time. I told the team to press on and keep their heads up. Falcao was having a poor match. You could have missed him if you were a spectator. In the 77th minute though, Falcao hit a ball at the keeper, which fell right back to Adrian. Before you knew it , the ball was in the back of the net. The game finished 1-0 and the whole team could savor their first 3 points of the season.

Our next match was home against Barcelona. One of my former clubs. I was just stunned at their comfort and fluidity. I told the team to go out and play physical. And in the 30th minute it looked like it was going to pay off. Diego Costa got a rebound from a Felipe shot that hit the bar and volleyed it into the back of the net. Cesc Fabregas was to ruin our hopes of 3 points though when he calmly scored on a breakaway. A draw was within reach in the 90th minute when messi beat 3 guys and powered it pass Courtious for a 91st minute goal. I was furious at our defenders. We should have at least gotten a point. Falcao had another poor game, earning a 6.2 rating.

At. Madrid's last match this month was against the blues from London in the European Super Cup. The game was a boring one Fernando Torres scored a goal in the 31st minute, and Eden Hazard was awarded a penalty in the 36th minute, which he saved. Other than that, the game was uneventful. Falcao had a 6.1 match rating. He has been awful.

On the transfer front, At. Madrid were not very active. We bought 2 players, Doria for 525K, and a Spanish CB from Villareal named Pablo Iniquez, for 825K. He's very young, just 18. Their profiles are posted below

We also sold 31 year old midfielder Tiago to to Everton for 2.5 million pounds. His profile is posted below.

The largest transfers in the world are posted below as well.

Our player of the month is

Thibaut Courtois

The young Chelsea loanee gave up only 3 goals in 4 games. He made many crucial saves against Barcelona as well as saved an Eden Hazard penalty.
Courtois is a great prospect for the future. are you going to try to sign him permanently? Unlucky against Barca and Chelsea, they ar etoo strong for most teams...
Yeah, I am going to try to sign Courtois permanently.
Europa League Draw

Yesterday was the Europa League Draw. We drew Panathinaikos, Sparta Prague, and Académica for the Europa Leauge. It's a mild draw and being the current holders of the competition, we should get through fairly easily.

In other news, Falcao has been fined one week's wages for poor performances.
Here is the league table through 2 games. We have 3 points.
Injury Update. AMC Arda Turan has suffered a torn Groin Muscle (ouch) and is estimated to be out for around a month.
Another Injury Update

Silvio our right back is out for 2-3 weeks with a pulled hamstring. Juanfran will start at right-back.
September Update

We had a great month winning all our games. We played 4 games this month, 3 La Liga games and a Europa League match..

Our first game was against Mallorca. Filipe went right out and put in a free kick in the 4th minute. It was a beauty from a long way out. They then finished in the 17th minute with a goal from Eumilio Nsue. A penalty, Courtios had no chance. Falcao came right back and put another in the net in the 19th minute. Adrian made it 3-1 in the 67th minute. The game ended 3-2.

Our next game was against Sparta Prauge in the Europa Leauge. All I can say is goals. There were lots of them. At. Madrid 6 Sparta Prauge 0. We were aided by 2 hat tricks from Adrian and Mario Suarez. We had 25 shots!

Our third game this month was against Zaragoza. It was a thriller. Falcao and Adrian scored in the 42nd minute and 44th minute respectabley while Zaragoza scored in the 72nd minute. We had 12 fouls and 14 shots this game.

Our last game this month was against Celta Vigo. Once again we put 6 in the back of the net while Courtois kept a clean sheet. Falcao put 4 past the keeper while Adrian kept up his scoring with another 2 goals. We had 11 shots and 9 of them were on net.

We seem to struggle with possession. In all our 4 wins, the best we've come in terms of possession is 49%. We also foul way to much, with almost always over 10 fouls in a match.

We're currently 4th in the table with 12 out of a possible 15 points. Real Madrid is first.

The La Liga overview is posted below.

Our player of the month is...

Radamel Falcao. Coming off a horrific month of August, Falcao put 6 in the net in only 4 games, earning player of the match in 2 occasions.
No update tomorrow as I will not have my computer.
^^^I was properly getting into this :D
Thanks, It means a lot! :D
Thats a great read man your doing well, i wish you all the best on your story and i will be following
Thanks, I will be following your Sunderland story too. :D
I'm liking this. Keep it updated, some really good games so far.

Also, how do you manage to avoid conflict with the real Maradona, did you delete him from the database or something?
No, I'm just winging it. I should have but was too lazy :(

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