On reflection perhaps me holding good young talent back playing in a fairly rubbish league hampers their development?
Anyway, job done Champions League won 8-7 on penalties vs Juventus! Decided last season to just go for it, signed a Brazilian RW on loan from Barca and paid his 130k wages in full which is not 'me' at all. Im like 900k under my 1.7m wage budget
Beat Liverpool on pens after 0-0 on agg. (I accidentally played my 2 star back up keeper who has made 20apps in 6 years and he saved their first 3 penalties, what a hero
Beat Chelsea 6-1 on aggregate despite conceding in the 1st minute at home in the 1st leg
Beat Barca 8-7 on aggregate (5-3 win at home (4-3 at HT ) and 3-2 defeat away
Edged the Juventus game, scoring in the first minute but conceding to a penalty in the 80th. I bought on my back up keeper in the 119th minute (my first choice absolute top class btw ) He saved their 8th penalty to win it us
Had 7 Serbians in my starting line up for the final, a long term Swede, Czech Brazilian and Ivorian. Also had 6 players named in the CL team of the season (ironically only 3 in the Serbian league TOTS). The best keeper, defender, midfielder (and 2nd best) and striker all play for me.
I plan on giving it 1 more season to make us world champs (big deal i know) and then leave to try and get the Serbia job (2034 so hopefully 4 years to build towards a world cup). Never particularly liked international management but im going to add a few more of the major leagues to give teams a few seasons to develop. Have a pretty decent level of knowledge of Serbian players now and what not, can see myself carefully picking squads and making sure i'm not missing blatantly class players but will probably end up not bothering Only issue is the current manager has been in the role a while
We're now the 3rd best team in Europe, 5 star rated. Serbian League up to 7th. Best thing so far is that my players value has absolutely rocketed to as high as 30m, mainly 20's. The maximum always seemed to be about 5m. Pretty sure its had a knock on effect with others teams in the league whos fairly average players are now valued in millions instead of 6 figures tops.
Won the league again of course for about the 11th time in a row and the Cup for the 7th, so for the first time we've won the treble in our 100th year as a club.