The sad, lonely world of a Football Manager Mercenary

Posted on November 1, 2011

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Welcome to the 3rd edition of my ongoing Football Manager 2011 blog challenge, where I attempt to win every single European country’s top division. So far, I’ve got Moldova (Dacia Chisinau) and Bosnia (Zeljeznicar Sarajevo) in the bag, and when I last posted I was beginning a new season with Zeljeznicar. My plan was to retain the league, and push on in Europe. Well, I’m a mercenary, what can I say. After they experienced a poor start to the season, Terek Grozny from the Russian premier divison came a knocking, and I now find myself replacing Ruud Gullitt at the Chechen side. I finished their last season with the formality of surviving, eventually finishing 6 points clear of relegation. My pre-season plans started early, with a load of friendly matches organised against decent European sides (Udinese, Mallorca, Racing, Monaco), and an entire clear out of the squad. 24 out, 19 in. Some pretty astute signings I would say, such as Andrey Rudenok from BATE Borisov, Alan Kasaev from Rubin Kazan, and Dmity Pozdnyakov, a regen centre back who looks awesome. My new season has started okay, with a 1-0 loss away at Lokomotiv and a 3-0 win at home to Dinamo Moscow. The aim this year is a mid table finish, and a challenge for the title within 4 years. CSKA are miles ahead of everyone else though, so we shall see.

I’ve been checking up on my previous sides as well, and it looks like I got out of the Moldovan league just in time. My old boys Dacia are in 2nd place, with Sheriff at the top of the table. Sheriff’s record so far? Played 20, won 20. Holy diver.

Djanaev – Kowalczyk, Yatchenko, Pozdnyakov, Edinho – Casimero, Pavlenko, Kasaev, Dmitrov – Fernandez, Rudenok.

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