179: 2028/29 Champions?

31 July 2028
Liverpool, England

Following on from a good season last time out, Mr BadDragon has been challenged to bring home the title. To do so he will have to break the Manchester United/Chelsea stranglehold on the competition.

~Simply Red, FM Sport Digital

Preparations are complete. I have a good feeling about where the squad is at and maybe this could be our year.

Blow by Blow

Club News

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Stadium expansion and youth facilities being improved. Good oh.

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Contract Extensions

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“Skywalker” my planned replacement for “The Greek”. He is developing really well and I have decided to lock him down to a five year deal.

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Another developing player who will be competing for a place in the starting line-up.

Loan Extensions

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“Sindy” is another who is developing really well. Still about 2 years away from the first team he should be slotting into the number two position in 2029/30 and starting the season after that.

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“Skywalker” will remain out on loan for the next 2-3 seasons, before coming in and challenging “The Greek” for the starting spot.

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It’s good to lock this lad up for five years. Comfortably number two striker for the side.

New Signings

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Defensive Midfield is a place where we are short depth. Meet “Fo Fo” who is no monkey!

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“El Hern” is another defensive midfielder to provide some options.

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“Zujo” is a talented young winger, and left wing is a place where we are light.

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“Zirngast” is a journeyman left back who is in the squad to make up the numbers in the youth sides. I doubt he will play any games for the first team.

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Every team need it’s 6’5″ Russian/Polish center back. Mine is called “F-Dot”!

Staff Signings

I have placed my Director of Football in charge of the staffing of the club.

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First man in is this ageing hippy as goalkeeping coach. “Stoner” looks to be reasonably competent.

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This chap comes to us with a wealth of knowledge. Check out his knowledge graph.

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Another former Chief Scout comes to join us.

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This chap looks like an American Indian.

Player Departures

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“J-Lal” has been playing OK. However he has the ability to miss chances in front of an open goal, and that counts against him. I have better youngsters whow will fill his boots.

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“Brunet” was signed last year as a stop-gap measure when we were running with two strikers. I have some youngsters coming through who are looking better and so its time to move him on for a tidy profit.

Job Offers

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Not my idea of a good time… I politely said no thanks.

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Next up is A.C.Milan for the second time. Very tempting and I may look at them later on. No for now.

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Another tempting offer. Close but no cigar.

Preseason Results

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A good first hit out. We were 2-0 up at the half, however the game lost shape as I emptied the bench.

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“Naert” was too much to handle for the Rhinos as we strolled to a comfortable win.

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Another top performance from “Naert” who is attracting some serious offers from Barcelona and Bayern.

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Another fine performance by the lads. We have five first team players still to return after some rest so things are going well.

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Four player on hat-tricks – none could convert.

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Penultimate pre-season game and another goal-fest.

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Final hit out sees us bang in 10 goals, with “Hardy” bagging four goals.

Season Expectations

Challenging for the title. A little daunting, but doable? Time will tell.

Results Summary

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Admitedly the opposition quality has not been the best. Still you can only play what is in front of you and we did a good job of doing this

Next Episode

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A good start to the season. Manchester United in the Community Shield followed by Watford, West Brom, and finally Swansea.

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