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Blyth Spartans November 2016

Hello my friends! My last Football Manager 2009 season started very well, only one draw and straight wins for my Spartans at the end of October. Now we had to consolidate our position in the Premier League and obtain the ticket for the first knockout round in the Champions League.

A win at home against Galatasaray was everything that we needed in order to get through to the next round in the UEFA Champions League. Galatasaray defended well throughout the game but we managed to get two goals past them and win it, we clearly deserved to win by a bigger margin though.

1 blyth vs galatasaray champions league

Our next game was an away one, at Reading. Everybody expected us to win easily but it wasn’t like that, we simply couldn’t get past their overcrowded defense. Young Italian centre back Riccardo Fanelli saved us with a header from a corner kick but we should have played a lot better.

2 reading vs blyth premier league

Next up, the Carling Cup game against Championship side Leicester. I sent in a lot of reserve and under 18 players and the result was an entertaining game with a lot of errors from my youngsters. Anyway, we won it thanks to the experienced strikers that played in the first half.

3 blyth vs leicester carling cup

The next game was a difficult one, West Ham were coming at Croft Park. They were the surprise team in the Premier League, they had a great start and were in 3rd place! They took the lead in the 18th minute from a penalty kick but my team reacted well, we dominated the game and West Ham couldn’t create more than a few shots from distance.

4 blyth vs west ham premier league

Next up, the tough local derby away at 8th placed Sunderland. We had an absolutely terrible first half and Sunderland punished us right after the break. We played a lot better after that but the finishing was largely disappointing, we only had two shots on target out of 21! However, we managed to score from a penalty kick and preserved our unbeaten record. I was very disappointed with the performance though :(

5 sunderland vs blyth premier league

The players had a chance to redeem themselves at Roma, I wanted them to win the game although we were already qualified. It was a spectacular game with Roma causing us all sorts of problems with their lightning fast counter attacks. They missed their chances though… We missed a lot too but Nicao scored just enough to give us the win :)

6 roma vs blyth champions league

Next up, an easier league game, at home with 18th placed Portsmouth. They were difficult to crack tough but we finally made it in the second half. Portsmouth reacted well and they nearly got back into the game but Bikey missed the penalty kick that might have given them a chance.

7 blyth vs portsmouth premier league

We were still undefeated but Tottenham were hanging in there, only 8 points behind us…

8 premier league table november 2016

The last game of the month was the Carling Cup quarter final with West Ham. We already taught them a lesson in the league game and this time it was even better, we had a great first half. West Ham tried to react in the second half but they just couldn’t threaten our lead.

9 blyth vs west ham carling cup

December will be the most important month of our season, we will have the Club World Cup games, not scheduled yet. We should have the semi final on the 14th of December and, hopefully, the final on the 18th. It’s the only trophy that I didn’t win with the Spartans, so I’ll do my best to bring it home.

10 blyth fixtures december 2016

That’s about it, stay tuned for a new update coming up tomorrow! Until then, please share your thoughts about the team (English or not) that I should manage in FM 2010! Thanks!

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12 years ago

Good month, one draw rest wins…
When you said that you choice all England leagues and all Romanian players(what did you mean for All Romanian players)?

eddie eddie
eddie eddie
12 years ago

Well done a good november for you.

12 years ago

Hey mate,

Good to have you back. I know it’s probably not a team you will choose to manage but I think that going with Feyenoord Rotterdam could be quite challeging and entertaining. For the English league I would like to see you take a team with lots of English players and develop their youth players (kind of like Arsenal but then with English players). In the end its up to you and I’ll still follow your story! :)

Keep up the good work.


12 years ago

Arrgghhh stop giving the Hammers a beating. Think of us poor fans.

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