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Bury FC Suffer Transfer Shock, Pre Season, Season 11

Hi everyone, welcome back to my Bury story. After winning the Premier League last season, the 2nd time in my reign, I didn’t know where to buy players this pre-season. I looked at my team squad, and what I noticed was that my team lacks strength in depth. So this pre-season i decided to strengthen my subs bench!

The chairman decided to pump some of his own money into the club. ABOUT TIME!!

But… As the title says, we suffered a transfer shock:

So, Paulino is gone, after 6 months of joining the club and winning a PL medal. Arsenal sign another worldclass Bury player :-( I did say I will never sell to them again but my chairman accepted the offer! I don’t blame him for accepting such an offer though! 74m! The problem I have is that this deal was done 3 days before the end of the window, so there wasn’t enough time for a replacement to be signed. Luckily we have Antonio Quimbamba, not great but teams would prey all day for replacements like him already in the team.

Start Of Season Expectations:

So before the Paulinho saga, the board asked told me their expectations for the coming season. I chose title challenge again, I’m too scared to choose winner lol.

Transfers Out

Kevin Lorenz left as planned, I’m suprised we managed to recoup some of them 18.5m spent on him. We also made a nice profit on youngsters. Stojanov was signed for 250k, making a 7.25m profit. Iribarren made a 1.5m profit. Molina made a 5.75m profit. Sepulveda made a 8.5m profit :D

And last of all, Paulinho made a 51m profit! :D

Transfers In

As you can see all my transfer business was done by the end of the first week of pre-season! I felt I would be soo prepared for the coming season, and then Arsenal steal Paulinho.

Anyway the players signed:

Emiliano Bazan

Like I said we needed to strengthen our back ups and this transfer will help us do that. Cost us 26.5m and could easily start games, I plan to use him in the big games as my first team doesn’t exactly have a good holding midfielder.

Al Hasan Meliani

Now this is what I call an out an out holding midfielder. One we don’t have in our team. Comes for a good price and plenty of potential. Too cheap to ignore also. I plan to retrain him to the CB position also. Would be good to bring off the bench when we’re winning and need to hold on.

Vitor Pedro

One place where we struggled last season was when Boyomo picked up an injury. We didn’t have a replacement anywhere near his calibre and I’m hoping this will change with this signing.

That ends our dealings….

Bury vs Man City (CS FINAL)

The Teams

Teams news before the game was that the spine of my team was away at the olympics (grr) so new signings Vitor Pedro and Al Hasan Meliani started:


WOOOOO! We won the CS, despite being 2-1 down at half time!

Anyway, thanks for reading, I’m a very frustated manager at the moment, my RW problem was only solved for 6 months. Then again, I feel rich! ;-)



  1. Billy

    August 24, 2011 at 03:00

    If only Arsenal would spend that much money in real life! Bazan looks a good player and well done on beating Man City in the CS final

    • Sayam Khan

      August 24, 2011 at 15:50

      I know! I’m dieing for Wenger to spend some cash!

  2. Johnny Karp

    August 24, 2011 at 07:33

    Now that’s a shock, 74 mil! I guess Arsene Wenger is no longer at Arsenal in your game, right? :) Anyway, congrats on the CS win and good luck for the season!

    • Sayam Khan

      August 24, 2011 at 15:52

      No Wenger isn’t in the game anymore, Allardyce took over and now franco baldini is incharge. They’re also giving players ridiculous wages!

  3. Nicholas Phipps

    August 24, 2011 at 09:12

    Good luck for the season, you made some good signings, especially Bazan, who looks very good! Bad luck with Paulinho but a 51 million profit in 6 months is incredible business :D. Great Community shield result too!

    • Sayam Khan

      August 24, 2011 at 15:54

      Thanks Nicholas. We might have made a good profit but the quality we have lost out on is too big :-(

    • Sayam Khan

      August 24, 2011 at 15:54

      Thanks Nicholas. We might have made a good profit but the quality we have lost out on is too big :-(

  4. Kevin

    August 24, 2011 at 10:28

    Hi Sayam
    That’s a massive amount of money you made in the transfer window and great result in the Community Shield. I like your player from Libya – great determination and passing. Good luck for the new season

    • Sayam Khan

      August 24, 2011 at 15:55

      Thanks Kevin.

  5. Darren Smith

    August 24, 2011 at 11:51

    Damn you Arsenal. They stole your best player and to make matters worse will be stronger this season as title challengers. Lets just hope you can find a brilliant replacement come January. Great signings though mate.

    • Sayam Khan

      August 24, 2011 at 15:56

      Thanks Darren. Your point is correct, they do seem very strong this season with their other signings as well.

  6. Laxeyman

    August 24, 2011 at 11:59

    Wow, incredible amount of money for Paulinho, £74m! That’s a scary amount! If only they had bid early in the window, then you could have signed the world’s best RW as a replacement, but I guess that might have to wait til January :) The other transfers are good, you certainly have an incredibly strong midfield now Sayam. Anyway, hopefully you can retain your EPL crown, even without Paulinho, good luck!

    • Sayam Khan

      August 24, 2011 at 15:57

      Thanks Laxeyman, my RW replacement will most likely be under the age of 25. The worlds bests are aproaching their 30s or are in their 30s.

  7. Dan

    August 24, 2011 at 12:58

    Arsenal tend to bid crazy amounts for players on FM, I’ve seen them sign Arjen Robben for £104million before! Bet their fans wish they’d do that in real life! Anyway, you’re team is still looking good Sayam and you’ve brought in some great squad players especially in the holding midfield area. Good luck in trying to retain the Premier League title!

    • Sayam Khan

      August 24, 2011 at 15:58

      Thanks Dan

  8. Sears

    August 25, 2011 at 01:14

    Your new signing, Emiliano Bazan, is superb … Great player! Ah, shame to lose your best player, but you should be able to sign a replacement (or two) with the cash you got … Btw, your chairman, it’s a she? Never seen that before in FM!

  9. BG

    August 25, 2011 at 10:58

    “…I did say I will never sell to them again but my chairman accepted the offer! I don’t blame him for accepting such an offer though! 74m!”

    Your chairman is named Margaret Ladkin… I think it’s a “her”.

  10. Ana Garcia

    August 25, 2011 at 21:06

    Yay, for women!

    Never seen that either but am very happy with it!

    Anyways you have made some great signings and already have a cup win to start the season, hopefully the first of many trophies!

    Good luck! :)

  11. CsAtlantis

    August 26, 2011 at 04:12

    Wow, where did those 2 Libyans come from? The state of the footballing world must have changed, those Libyan players look pretty good!

    Oh well, you did make a huge profit on Paulinho, just need to buy the next Paulinho and wait for Arsenal to pounce again :P

    Good luck for the season Sayam, at least you have Quimbamba who is pretty good

  12. cak

    August 26, 2011 at 17:37

    hey sayam
    shame about arsenal poaching paulinho, but what a profit after 6 months too :D at least you have quimbamba to cover till you can find a replacement. congrats on winning the community shield too. look forward to reading the next update

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