Valencia went into the final ten games of La Liga in 2025/26 locked in a four-way battle for the final two Champions League places with Espanyol, Villarreal and Atletico Madrid.
We went into the 2020/21 campaign having sealed Leeds United's place in the Premier League and enjoying a rise in financial clout as a result. That allowed us to spend a bit more money to strengthen in the summer. Our main signing was Argentinian winger Rodrigo De Paul, who came in for £9.75 million from... Continue Reading →
Last time out we stepped into 2034 on a run of 59 league games without defeat and having progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions League and into the Italian Cup semi-finals. Unusually for us, we only saw one player leave the club in January, and even then it was only a loan as... Continue Reading →
Last time out the Atalanta boys wrapped up a seventh straight Serie A title, and we were looking to rack up an eighth moving into the 2030/31 campaign. More big summer sales came in the summer, notably holding midfielder William Nsiala - in whom I'd lost faith when he got sent off in a clash... Continue Reading →
Having completed the first ever Serie A title in Atalanta history in the 2023/24 campaign, the expectations were heightened for the next campaign. The season began with some major departures, as we brought into £141 million in sales. That included selling unsettled winger Frederic Pereira to Atletico Madrid for £26.5 million and academy product Dejan... Continue Reading →
The likes of Paris St Germain, Manchester City or Barcelona are not for my Football Manager persona. I've never managed any of these teams on any iteration of Football Manager or Championship Manager. Instead, I like to look for teams with potential, represent a challenge, don't demand immediate success and, ideally, give you an opportunity... Continue Reading →
This article was first published on my Medium page. FIFA has always been a weird organisation. From the really awful activities of Sepp Blatter and co through to the modern day weirdness of last night’s very odd ‘Best FIFA Football Awards’ — which in itself doesn’t make any sense. Admittedly, I didn’t watch it, I wasn’t interested,... Continue Reading →