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City - Staying on Top

Started on 25 October 2012 by Blue
Latest Reply on 21 March 2013 by Justice
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This story will be continued even if I get my Newcastle save back, don't worry or get mad.

I've chosen to do it with Man City because of my inability to go anywhere below the Championship, but also because they are my team. Everyone else is allowed to do it with their team, so for once I'm choosing a big club. I have always had success with City, and want to continue it onto FM13, and none of you have ever seen my succeed on Football Manager, so I am proving I can. Hopefully this will make you believe in me.

So, stay with me on this journey that will hopefully lead to world domination!

Good luck man!
Woah. Stop. There's only room for one Manchester story around here.








Joking, good luck:D
You sound so annoyed at us in your opening couple of statements, blue. We believe in you!
Good luck ;)
And don't forget, success doesn't make a story good. Emotion and passion does!
Hopefully this will make you believe in me.:
I can assure you, Blue, that we all believe in you! go make the best story in the world :)
Goodluck ! And come on waiting... for your Preseason first update !!
Your team is bad, and you should feel bad, good luck with your story, looking forward to see how you go to the second division, nah just a jooookeee :D
Good luck
Pre-Season
Matches
Manchester City 1-0 Manchester City Reserves
Manchester City 1-0 Rangers
Manchester City 0-1 Independiente
Real Salt Lake 3-5 Manchester City
LA Galaxy 2-0 Manchester City
Sporting Kansas City 1-3 Manchester City
Vancouver 2-3 Manchester City

Transfers
In
Marouane Fellaini – Everton - £28m
Hatem Ben Arfa – Newcastle - £15m
Bryan Rabello – Sevilla - £19m
Philipp Lahm – Bayern Munich - £26m

Out
Devante Cole – Morecambe – Loan
Gunnar Nielsen – Aldershot – Loan

Pre-Season Review
Overall, a good but not great pre-season. I switched tactics halfway through, and that worked. We made some very good signings as well. Hopefully the rest of the season will be a lot more successful.
What was your transfer budget? And a screenshot of Nastasic, please. And your tactic.

Community Shield

Manchester City took part in the community shield, the traditional curtain raiser to the English season. It pitted reigning champions of the Premier League, Manchester City, against FA Cup winners, Chelsea. Chelsea were favourites for the clash, but City fans were still confident they could cause an upset. It would also give them a chance to see new manager Ben Warner, and the signings he made in action for the first time competitively.

City have history in this competition having won it four times previously, having won it four times beforehand, the last in 1969. They were also runner-up to Manchester United in 2011.

Chelsea have also won it four times, the last only in 2009, and were runners-up in 2010, also to Manchester United.

This was billed as a close match, but also a way to decide who is favorites for this season’s Barclays Premier League crown.


Chelsea 1-4 Manchester City
Teams
Chelsea: Cech, Azpilcueta, Terry, Ivanovic, Bertrand, Mikel, Ramires, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Torres

Subs Used: Cole for Bertrand (50), Lampard for Ramires (55), Skrtel fro Ivanovic (71), Sturidge for Oscar (76)

Manchester City: Hart, Maicon, Kompany, K Toure, Lahm, Y Toure, Fellaini, Nasri, Silva, Tevez, Aguero

Subs Used: Balotelli for Silva (82), Dzeko for Tevez (82), Clichy for Maicon (87), Ben Arfa for Tevez (87), Milner for Nasri (90)

Goals: Mata (71); Aguero (12, 50), Cech OG (15), Dzeko (89)

MOTM: Aguero (Man City)

Manchester City started well, and were two goals up inside the first quarter of an hour. Aguero scored the first, as Manchester City caught Chelsea on the counter and Aguero placed a lob over Cech into the back of the net after twelve minutes to set City on their way. The second came minutes later via Chelsea keeper Petr Cech. He tipped Kolo Toure’s goal-bound header onto the post, but the ball rebounded back onto the back of his head, and rolled into the net. City couldn’t score again before half-time, but were in a very healthy position.

They put the game out of sight just after half time, Aguero rounding the keeper and slotting home his second after a good ball by Tevez. Chelsea did get a goal back with twenty minutes left, Mata smashing a shot in from about 12 yards via the post, but City responded with a fourth goal, substitute Edin Dzeko netting his first of the season with a simple close range header.

New Manchester City boss Ben Warner is delighted that his first Manchester City trophy has come so early in his career, and with such a good victory over another title contender.

For Arvind
Transfer Budget
I agreed with the board that my target was to win the league, so they gave me £46.5 million.

Tactics

This is my first choice tactic (above).


This is my other tactic, an attacking version of the basic 4-4-2.


This is my third-choice tactic, the one I stopped using after my loss to Independiente in pre-season.

Matija Nastasic

As you can see, great potential there.
Rest of August
Manchester City 3-0 Fulham
Manchester City (4-2-2-2): Hart, Maicon, Kompany, K Toure, Lahm, Y Toure, Fellaini, Nasri, Silva, Tevez, Aguero

Subs Used: Milner for Fellaini 77

Goals: Aguero (12, 33), Tevez (76)

MOTM: Aguero (Man City)

We faced Fulham in the first match of the Premier League season, able to field an almost full-strength side. Lescott was still missing, but didn’t prove too much of a miss, as we cruised to a 3-0 win. Another masterful performance from Aguero got him the Man of the Match award, and he added another two goals to take his tally for the season to four. If this display is anything to go by, we are in for a good season, hopefully.

Norwich City 0-5 Manchester City
Manchester City (4-2-2-2): Hart, Maicon, Kompany, Lescott, Lahm, Y Toure, Fellaini, Nasri, Silva, Tevez, Aguero

Goals: Lescott (10), Aguero (26, 49), Tevez (37), Silva (69)

Injuries: Sergio Aguero (pulled hamstring, 2-3 weeks)

MOTM: Aguero (Man City)

Norwich were in high spirits after a shock 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge on the opening day, but were shot down by my City side as we put 5 past them at Carrow Road. I was boosted by the return of Lescott, although Aguero will miss a couple of weeks due to a pulled hamstring he suffered, although it didn’t stop him scoring his fifth and sixth goals of the season in another man of the match performance. If we keep playing well, who knows what might happen.

Cup Update
Manchester City have been drawn into Group H of the Champions’ League group stages alongside Barcelona, Basel and Feyenoord.

League Table

First on goal difference.
Good luck man!
looking very good with Aguero and Tevez lookinng like the ones bagging more consistent. Hope Nastasic evolves for you and becomes a first team player.

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