Firstly I have to say that of the 5 clubs (FC Twente, WBA, Montpellier and Crystal Palace) I have managed in T100 this looks to be the toughest assignment to date.
I guess the reason why you are asked to take over mid-season for any club.
So after 3 games – 1 win, 1 draw and 1 defeat.
For me the priority is to rebuild this club and ensure that the building blocks are in place for the future.
So I started by selling 20 players (so far) and bring in 7. I think at this time I have one of not the smallest squads in T100 – 31 players.
So who are these new players?
HATRM BEN ARFA (32/88) – No club at present
Not normal for me to sign anyone over 30, but felt that if I get 2 seasons out of him with his experience and hopefully not too much rating drop then I am happy.
BEN WHITE (21/80) – On loan at Leeds United.
As with all my buys a bit of a gamble. But having a good season so far.
CAMERON CARTER-VICKERS (21/80) – On loan at Stoke City.
Again looking at championship loan players and he has done ok in a poor team.
WESLEY HOEDT (25/88) – On loan at Royal Antwerp
Struggled to say the least at Southampton, still young enough to develop (I hope).
DAN CROWLEY (22/82) – Birmingham City
Another player who perhaps should be doing better, another gamble by me.
MICHAEL KARDOWNIK (18/73) – Legia Warszawa
Not much to say about this lad but a promising youngster.
DAVID BARBONA (24/83) – Racing Club
When looking in Argentina and he is having a good season with his club.
There are still a number of players on the transfer list and even the rest could go for the right price.
I will give a further progress report in about another 10 games.