Bolton Wanderers' second Premier League title defence was off to a superb start as they headed into 2038 unbeaten. They were also looking forward to an exciting first clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Consecutive draws with Juve and Inter had AC Milan sitting a healthy 14 points clear at the top of Serie A, still unbeaten and with a game in hand. But a surprising progression to the Champions League semi-finals meant we had 12 games in 43 days to conclude the season.
Having made a flying start to our Serie A title defence, it was interrupted by a mid-season break while players went off to the Winter World Cup in Qatar.
Season two in Italy had started really with AC Milan, as a club-record winning streak took us just three points behind the Zebras heading into 2022. A key man behind the success had been goal machine Andrea Belotti, supported by a solid start to life from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
My Beta FM21 save sees me begin the new game in Italy's Serie A with sleeping giants AC Milan. Despite winning 18 Italian titles, the club only has two since 1999. It also has seven European Cup titles to its name, but none since 2007. And it only has one cup win since 2011. So there's plenty of space to restore glory to Milan.
Our first matches as England manager began with a draw in Italy and a win over the World Champions, which set us up nicely for the conclusion of the Nations League group.
Having wrapped up a tenth successive Serie A title, I thought it would be timely to introduce you to the players that wrapped up this feat. Goalkeepers Christopher Onovo: GK, 21 Onovo, who was labelled the next Gianluigi Buffon as a youngster, was signed from Fiorentina for a cool £25 million in 2027 when he... Continue Reading →
The Atalanta boys moved into 2027 as two-time World Champions and lurking closely behind the two Milan clubs in Serie A with a couple of games in hand. More big money sales followed, as contract rebel Sem Mijnheer, who'd been our number one goalkeeper for six seasons, moved to Benfica for £24.5 million - which... Continue Reading →