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Pickard: Valencia (Season 1 Halfway Stage)

Hey Everyone!

Finally I have managed to play my Valencia CF save and I am pleased to bring you the results up to the half way point of the first season. If you remember in my opening post I was going to try and help this debt ridden side get out to the red but, with everyone knowing FM2012 is fast on its way, this save will only be a few seasons old. So with that in mind I have changed my target to…


So with this new approach to the save, I decided to splash the 6.75m I recieved his the Vicente deal (and a little more) on strengthening the Valencia defence.

Transfer IN

The defence definitely needed a BEAST and Kader Mangane fills them boots with ease! His strength, acceleration, jumping, heading and marking are amazing…worth 10m? OOH YES!!!

Now…with me losing my other save i’d started the Champions League group has changed, so I will reveal the new group…

WOW! I was handed a very difficult group. The trips to Schalke and Arsenal would be very difficult indeed. Wish me luck :)

Now its time for the results and i’m going to run through them by each competition, so i’ll start with our Copa Del Rey results


Well it was a short competition, with Real Madrid knocking us out in the 5th Round. Can’t be too disappointed with the Real Madrid result, them and Barcelona are in a league of their own…at the moment.


I cant complain with 13 wins from 19 games can I. We had thrown points away against the likes of Mallorca, Osasuna, Racing and Sporting but you cant win them all. We enjoyed a nice 6 match unbeaten won from the end of October to the beginning of December. So with 13 wins…where did that put us in the La Liga Table…


So our first half performances had put us in 3rd place. If only we hadnt have drop stilly points against mid table teams we could have been 2nd or even 1st. We had a nice 6 point gap over the chasing pack.


We’d managed 4 out 6 wins, only losing out to Arsenal…So had we qualified for the Knockout Stages…


Course we had…I couldnt believe that Schalke hadnt picked up a point in the group stages. So with us comfortably through with Arsenal…who did we draw in the 1st Knockout Round?

Hmmmm Manchester United, not the team I was looking to be drawn against and it could be the end of my European Dreams :(

Well thats it for this post i’m afraid, the next one will show how well or bad we finish the season. If you have any comments, please post below. Thanks for reading :)



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Johnny Karp
10 years ago

Very good job in the league and Europe, I don’t think you could have wished for more there. Man United will surely be tough but you do have a chance and I hope you will pull through with a bit of luck.

Darren Smith
10 years ago

Yeah I agree with Johnny. Some very nice form in the league and you did well in Europe also. That first knockout round against Man Utd is tough though. If you beat them I’d be looking towards the final. :)

10 years ago

Pretty good Pickard, the side is performing well in the league, and you did well in Europe too :) The draw against Man Utd (scum) is tough, but hopefully you can beat them :) Good luck!

George Dobson
George Dobson
10 years ago

well done good luck with the rest of the season

Martin - F.M.J.S
10 years ago

Well done Martin, some good results. tough to get Man U but Arsenal didn’t get a better result with Real Madrid :) that could have been you. Good Luck with the rest of the season

10 years ago

Hey Pickard
You are doing well in the league, the Real Madrid victory was the best. It was sweeter that it was at the Santaigo Bernanbeu. Drawing United is unlucky, I don’t think you can get through.

10 years ago

Great work mate, few shaky results but nothing out of the ordinary. Superb win away to Madrid, must have been elated with that result. Anyways , good luck mate.

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