Top players to sign on FIFA 17

Here are some top players to sign on FIFA 17 courtesy of @FootyTen

  1. Quincy PromesPromes currently plays for Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League. The 24-year-old Dutch winger has an overall rating of 81. Promes has an 86 acceleration, 89 pace and an outstanding 91 sprint. Moreover, he has an 83 dribbling and an 82 for ball control. Quincy Promes needs to improve his finishing, though (he has got 73 for finishing skills).

  2. Nampalys Mendy - Mendy has a 75 for pace, 89 for stamina and 83 for balance. What is more, you can buy him in FIFA for just 600 coins

  3. Sime Vrsaljko - Vrsajlko has 91 for stamina, 82 for crossing and 82 for sprint speed. He has great acceleration, composure on the ball and vision for the game.  Sime Vrsaljko might have an overall 79 rating in FIFA 17, but he actually is a decent full-back. You have to shell out 550 coins for his services

  4. Yaroslav Rakitskiy - The 27-year-old Ukrainian centre-back has some good stats in FIFA 17: he has got 82 for defending, 80 for physical abilities, 77 for passing, 74 for dribbling and 73 for pace. His positioning is only 56, but he has got other qualities to make up for his flaws. You can purchase Rakitskiy for approximately 750 coins.

  5. Carlos Kameni - Kameni has some decent stats in FIFA 17: 82 for diving and handling, and 87 for reflexes. Positioning is still decent (74), but his distribution might need a further improvement. The Malaga goalie might not be the most commanding in the game, but he could be a good option if you’re looking for quality and fair price. You can sign him in FIFA 17 for just 500 coins.

  6. Manolo Gabbiadini - has an overall rating of 81, and all his other stats speak of a decent striker: he has got 89 for long shots, 87 for shot power, 84 for ball control, 80 for positioning and 79 for finishing. Manolo Gabbiadini could be best employed as a winger, or in a supporting role. His finishing might not be the best in the game, but his long-range shots are devastating. Gabbiadini is definitely worth it. You have to shell out 1000 coins for his services.

  7. Kevin-Prince Boateng - he has 86 for strength, 84 for shot power and 83 for ball control. Kevin-Prince Boateng is still one hell of a midfielder: his ball-juggling tricks are second to none. He would cost you just 850 coins.

  8. Nelson Semedo - He has an overall rating of 76, but that should not fool you into thinking that he’s your average defender- on the contrary. Semedo has got 91 for sprint, 86 for acceleration, 85 for stamina and 74 for crossing. The Benfica youngster is blazingly fast, solid and good with the ball. You have to shell out nearly 900 coins to sign him in FIFA 17.

  9. Andre Andre - The 27-year-old has 86 for stamina, 83 for short passing, 82 for reactions, 81 for interceptions and 80 for high ball control. Andre is a well-rounded player, someone who possesses sheer work ethic and great work rate. The Portuguese central midfielder is just one of many Porto talents. If you want to have an agile and all-around great midfielder, Andre is the right man. You can sign him now for only 1000 coins. His stok price might skyrocket in the near future.

  10. Andrew Robertson - Scotland and Hull City left-back Andrew Robertson has an overall rating of just 75 in FIFA 17, but he can be an added value to your BPL team. The 22-year-old has 85 for sprint, 81 for stamina and 83 for agility. Robertson scores low on areas such as finishing, long shots and long passing, but his defending skills make up for his flaws. The great news is, you can actually buy him for only 400 coins.

  11. Keita Balde Diao - Senegalese international Keita Balde Diao is another hidden gem in FIFA 17. Should you decide to sign him, you have to pay around 850 coins- a bargain considering his skills. Keita is one of the fastest players in the game: he has 91 for acceleration and speed. Morover, he has got 85 for dirbbling and ball control. The 21-year-old is not a great header (58) and he definitely needs to work on his free kicks (52). Keita has an overall rating of 78, but his value could skyrocket in the coming years. The Lazio forward would be a great alternative in the attack. His skills are definitely worth the price tag. 

  12. Juraj Kucka - If you’re looking for a strong, solid and all-round midfielder, Juraj Kucka is the right man for the job. He has 90 for rating for strength, 87 for stamina, 85 for shot power, 84 for aggression on the pitch and 79 for ball control. Kucka could be yours for nearly 1200 coins. The AC Milan midfielder would be an added value to your team in FIFA 17.

  13. Yannis Salibur - Salibur has 88 for sprint speed and 90 for acceleration, enough to dazzle the opposition. His long passing (63) is certainly not his thing, but it’s not something that is required for a forward. Yannis Salibur is a highly versatile player, able to play as a forward or a winger. If you are looking for a player who combines speed, versatility and stamina, Salibur is your answer. You can sign him for 700 coins.

  14. Leroy Fer - The 26-year-old is a beast: he has got 92 for stamina, 90 for jumping, 85 for shot power and 80 for aggression. The Dutch is a decent passer (76 for long, 79 short) and an equally good dribbler (78). Leroy Fer has an overall rating of just 76, which is a bit underrated given his performances. You can buy him for 900 coins- a great deal.

  15. Angel Correa - The Argentine is a huge asset in FIFA 17: you can buy him for 1300 coins. Angel Correa has 87 for dribbling, 85 for ball control, 83 for pace, 82 for long shots and 81 for finishing. His lack of height (5ft8) is a blessing in disguise: Correa is a tricky player. Buy him as soon as possible.

A New Dawn at Elland Road: Part 3

After a somewhat disappointing end to last season, I'm determined to get the Elland Road sleeping giants back amongst the big boys and that starts right now.


Some major shakeups to the squad are required. After being handed a smallish transfer budget, I immediately look to strengthen the back line and Harlee Dean joins us from Brentford for £1.1m. With most of my budget already gone I need to look into moving a few players on and when West Ham make us an offer of £6.25m for versatile playmaker Josh Morris I thank him for his time at the club and send him on his way to London.

Also leaving us is long time club servant Stuart Dallas who I can't refuse a move to premier league Watford so with a heavy heart and a big bag of cash he also departs the club.


A busy transfer window

With cash burning a hole in my pocket I look towards more incomings. Rob Hall who was a star player for me in my Bolton days joins for a measly 250k from Swansea and Leicester full back- come winger Jeffery Schlupp joins us for 400k  to fill in the hole I have at left-wing back.

I'm also reunited with my former prodigy from my time in Spain. Christian Rivera joins for £3.6m to provide the creative spark in central midfield. The other players of note who join are spanish full back/striker Adria on a free and the loan signings of Jamie Bailey and Ahmed Gyan from Newcastle and Fulham respectively.

Early results

On to the business of actually playing some meaningful games after a walk in the park pre-season, we begin unbeaten in 4 before losing yet again to my old club Bolton. Progress in the League cup is encouraging with successive victories of Preston and Plymouth.


A mixed bag

Our form continues to be patchy all the way up to the new year where things really look bad after a 5-3 thrashing at the hands of Walsall in the FA Cup. The board are starting to put some pressure on me to improve but unable to strengthen the squad I plough on ahead with the lads I have.

League Cup success

Results in the League cup have been a particular highlight this season and we incredibly make it to the final where we meet the old enemy Manchester United.

My first final ends in defeat

A 2-1 loss is all we can manage but the boys can hold their heads high as they hung with and even worried the Premier League champions for a decent spell during the game. League form has also picked up and with us sitting just outside the playoff places with a few games to go four wins in our last 6 games are enough to catapult us to a 5th place finish and a Playoff semi final date with Norwich City.

The play-offs

The home leg up first and a 1-1 draw isn't the best result but we battled and hey, it could be worse.

Turns out it could have been a lot worse, we turn up at Carrow Road full of optimism, we are of course just 90 mins away from our second trip to Wembley of the season.


The game starts badly and much like Norwich's most famous sons first tv series, performances (Ratings) didn't improve in fact they got even worse. We are 1 down after 39 seconds before conceding 4 more in what turns out to be a disaster for everyone involved with Leeds United. Thankfully I don't kill anyone (analogy continuing) and I have the security of a second series, some of the players on the other hand could very much be living in a travel tavern very soon.


Not how I planned on ending the season


With that the season is over, it felt like a harsh end but lessons have been learned. I certainly wont let my team be turned over like that again on the big occasion.

Changes need to be made during the off-season and a few big changes are coming. next season we are going to win it, just you watch!

A New Dawn at Elland Road: Part 2

We enter the January transfer window with some work to do here at Elland Road. First out the door are Liam Moore and Connor Wickham. Wickham hasn't worked out at all in his short stint as a Leeds player so when Reading make an offer i accept.


Liam Moore also joins Reading, David Davis and Jamal Blackman are the other major departures in Jan. In total i bring in just under £3m from the combined departures. As for incomings, Andreas Fritz a young 5* prospect keeper joins from Atletico Madrid to replace Blackman. Ainsley Maitland-Niles is the other major incoming who joins from Arsenal for £2m.


Transfers sorted its back down to serious business. Consistent league form has evaded me all season and the birth of 2021 sees nothing change on that front. A few wins followed by a few losses with the odd draw thrown in for good measure. I have hardly set the world on fire during my first year at Elland Road but i have sorted out the wage bill and brought the average age of the squad down considerably.


Mixed Bag

Johnny Russell turned out to be an inspired signing by the previous manager and he ends the season as the clubs top scorer and focal point of my team.


Elland Road Legend

The FA Cup is enjoyable before Manchester United spoil it for all Leeds fans with a 3-0 win in a replay at Old Trafford. Overall the season ends in a mid table finish which the board are delighted with and offer me a extended contract which i duly sign without a second thought.

Now its down to the serious business of building a squad fit for a playoff push next season.


A New Dawn At Elland Road

I turn up at Elland Road for my interview with my boyhood club Leeds United. Gone are the days of insane Italian chairmen replaced by sensible English businessmen and new chairman Steve Morgan. He sets out my task, the previous few years have been very up and down for the yorkshire side. Relegation back to league 1 whilst I was struggling to keep Real Oviedo in La Liga. they made it back to the Championship but things have been a struggle.

I'm tasked with keeping them in the division my task isn't made easier by the previous incumbent of the managers chair Jason Blunt had spent the entire transfer budget on an aging Johnny Russell from Derby County. I set about trimming the squad of aging past their best players with large wages and also secure some vital funds to make some incoming moves.

First to be shown the Elland Road exit door are long time servants of the club Giuseppe Bellusci and Jordan Botaka who bring in a combined £1.1m in fees after they both join Real Sporting FC. The squad is very light in attacking options so i bring in Ipswich town veteran Freddie Sears for 600k.


Over the next few weeks 8 players depart the most noticeable of these being club captain Liam Cooper who Celtic sign for £2.3m along with around £2m from the other deals i now have some wiggle room. I set about replacing the hole left by Coopers departure, Derby County's Patrick Banggaard is signed for £375 and at 4* he's already improved on Cooper at that position (thats money ball kids). Other noteworthy incomings are Ruben Loftus-Cheek for £1.2m who never quite fulfilled his potential at Chelsea but will fit nicely into central midfield for me and Connor Wickham to further boost my attacking options.

The season starts fairly inconsistently but we soon find some good form and go on a 4 match winning run until I for the first time come up against a former club, Bolton! who soundly thrash me 4-1 with Alan Halilovic clearly furious at me for signing him to a relegated club scoring a hat-trick in a superb display of attacking football.


As we approach the January transfer window we are playing well above expectations and are fighting for a playoff position but keep throwing away games late on so some incomings in Jan are a necessity.  The board kindly make an extra £2m available for transfer so with that I begin scouting a few guys I'm interested in doing a deal for. Lets see what January brings next time

Deja Vu at the Macron

Well we survived, just! Now on to the important business of the off- season. With Alan Halilovic already on his way out of the Macron stadium and on his way to Spurs, Club captain Josh Vela follows him out of the door. Relegated, Fulham make us an offer we cant refuse, £7 million to be exact. As much as I'm loathed to lose him I can't turn down that money to add to my survival kitty.


With £21 Million banked its time to bring in some new faces, Sam Byram joins us permanently for £3.6m before we replace the "star player" opening with PSG and Brazil superstar Lucas Moura for the princely sum of £13.75m. Moussa Dembele and an aging Wayne Rooney also join us on some big wages. I hope this pays off.

The season starts well enough with a 2-1 against Saints before a warning of things to come arrive in the shape of a 5-0 loss to perennial strugglers Stoke City


We don't get our next league win until we play Arsenal at the Macron in late September and we struggle to find any sort of winning form. Sadly we find losing form much easier to come by with a run of 7 losses out of 10 games.

From early Jan until mid March we fail to pick up even a single point and the season looks to be all but over. The side go on to win 3 out of the next 4 including a 4-0 win against champions Man City.  This provides us with some brief hope before losing the final 4 games to send us down, finishing bottom of the table with a whimper.

I check in with the board who assure me im still in a very secure position, so I set about looking to get the team ready for another shot at the championship. Spurs transfer list Alan Halilovic with an asking price of just £8.5m so I immediately get a bid accepted and a contract agreed, Alan is coming home.


Just like that however I am fired, with apparently my league performance being the reason for it.

Within days though I am offered various manager roles at Swansea (again), Fulham and one other team, could my boyhood dream be about to come true?!

Success at the Macron

Review of last season and going forward

Unbelieveable. Somehow we finished top of the Championship last season after being predicted to fight relegation.

After banking almost £100m from the Premier League tv deal, I set out securing new deals for last seasons star players -namely Zach Clough and Josh Vela who both sign 5 year deals on improved wages.

I also secure a new deal for myself with my position at Bolton never likely to be this secure again i sign a 3 year extension.


The board give me an £18m transfer budget with a big increase in wage budget in order to fight relegation once again this season.


I set about getting some incomings, starting with the defence as that needs the most attention as last season's loanees have gone back to their parent clubs.

Marko Leskovic a centre back from Stoke is the first through the door in a £1.8m deal, and Brazilian left back Dodo joins us from Inter for £3m.

Goalkeeper next and one of my favourite young keepers in world football Alphonse Areola arrives for the paltry £2.4m from PSG, whilst snapping up Sam Byram on loan for the season from Everton fills in the hole i have at right back and i think i have a solid defence in place to go along with the current squad.


Pelle Antonsson a 5* prospect from Juve arrives on a 2 year loan deal to provide us with some creativity in the centre of the park and then for the star signing, for whatever reason Alan Halilovic has been transfer listed by Barcelona with an asking price of just £4m, so I offer the remainder of my transfer budget (£3.8m) and it is accepted.

Offering the clubs largest wages since I took over is enough to sign Alan and he becomes the best player in the squad by a fair distance. In terms of outgoings no one of note leaves and with the tactics working nicely in preseason we are set for kick off.

Welcome start to the season

A trip to the Emirates on the opening day looks to be a very tough start, but in what can only be considered a massive shock we win 4-2 away from home with Zach Clough taking to Premier league football like a duck to water.


The solid start is followed up with wins against Hull and Spurs and after 3 games I am sitting top of the table.

Avoiding relegation

I get a bit over confident in my abilities but thankfully before my head gets too big we go on to win just 6 more games for the entire season, a 7-1 thumping at the hands of Spurs a particular lowlight, so it comes down to final day with us sitting in 17th and needing a win against Southampton to avoid the dreaded relegation

Thankfully Southampton are sat on a beach somewhere after finishing comfortably in 10th position, giving us  a 3-1 win - enough to secure a second season in the Premier League. Mission accomplished.

Unfortunately star player Alan Halilovic had a minimum fee release clause of just £14.5m in his contract  which Tottenham activate without a second thought following the final game of the season.

Next season is going to be a tough one and I am going to need to reinvest the Halilovic money in another star.

Off to England

Arriving in England

When I arrive in England things are looking up. I've already been approached by Wigan and Swansea for their vacant positions but I've decided to turn both jobs down, although I did deliberate for a a long time over the Swansea offer.

However one other job has taken my attention, Bolton Wanderers. In massive financial trouble a bloated squad, on huge wages who have just finished 1 point above relegation from the championship in the season just gone.
After a great interview with the chairman I am offered the Bolton job on a two-year contract, the aim - to stay in the championship.
My first to task is to save money, save lots of money!
First on my list to leave are defender David Wheater and goalkeeper Ben Amos both are vital first team players but on exorbitant wages for a team struggling to survive and in huge debt.
Amos is shipped off to Brighton for £3.7m up front with another £300k to come after 30 appearances and Wheater is snapped up by promoted Derby County for £2.5m.
A few other players were shipped out for fees so ranging from free to £1.3m so we have reduced the wage budget and overall debt by a significant amount. So much so that I now work on incomings.
After striking up a parent club affiliation with Chelsea I take full advantage of the arrangement by bringing the loan signings of Kasey Palmer, Ola Aina & Joseph Colley.
David Stockdale joins us on a free transfer to replace Amos and Jed Wallace comes in from Wolves for £97k. Finally Adam Le Fondre and Will Buckley are also brought in on free transfers to provide the very young squad with some experienced heads.
First season
 The season starts well enough and by the end of September we have comfortably maintained a position in the top 6, a win over Charlton in late November seeing us hit 2nd place.
Following this, beyond all pre-season expectations we go on a run of 17 games unbeaten before we finally succumb to a 1-0 loss at the hands of struggling wolves. That run though has put us in full control of the Division, Cup wise we crash out of the league cup on penalties in the first round away at Yeovil and we can't overcome Ipswich in the 4th round of the FA Cup.
We see the season out with a win at home to Leeds United which always stings having been a fan of them since I was a boy but during this magical season there was no stopping the mighty Bolton Wanderers.
With board confidence at its highest I enter the realms of club legend. Along with Zach Clough and his 32 league goals, the premiership beacons us and all the riches it holds.
With the new TV money safely in the bank the board after some gentle persuasion from yours truly decide to invest in both the club training and youth facilities, we also increase both scouting range and youth category level. The future is looking rosy for Bolton and myself after I'm offered an improved contract, which I obviously accept. The sense of Real Oviedo deja vu is strong let's not forget I've been in this situation before.

The REAL kings of Spain: Part 4

We went up, against the odds, we actually went up. I have no time to rest on my laurels though, as it's straight on the phone to the chairman to get my budgets for the new season. Disappointingly i'm given only £282,000 for transfers, and I have to admit I was hoping for a extra zero or two on the end of that number, to stand any chance of surviving. Undeterred, I push on with recruitment after all my star players from the last season were here on loan, and as such are now back at their parent clubs. With them gone, it has left my squad a little sparse.
The English Premier League is my first port of call; I manage to snap up Liverpool youngster Jerome Sinclair and former Wigan and Everton forward Arouna Kone on free transfers. Oviedo legend Michu is brought back to the club on another free transfer, and I was also able to set up loan moves for youngsters Kalvin Phillips from Leeds and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson & Guillermo Varela from Manchester United. Adding some youth and energy to the squad, I concluded my transfer business with the free agent signings of Fran Sol, Samuel Holman and Junior.
Carlos Pena is the only outgoing player I actually get any transfer funds for, as he moved to FC Steaua for £130,000.
The fixture list is decided, and would you look at that, we're away at Barcelona on the first day of the season. This is followed by Atletico Madrid two weeks later. I curse the fixture computer. The bookies agree with my assertion that it's going to be a long season, with odds of 5000-1 to be champions come May.
The season starts badly (as expected) with a 6-1 thumping at the hands of Barca, though we did briefly take a 1-0 lead to raise my hopes, before Luis Suarez crushed my dreams. A run of defeats follows, including a 5-2 home thrashing by Real Sociedad, before a 1-0 win against Deportivo breaks the run and gets us our first points on the board. It's then another month before we beat Las Palmas, with two draws sandwiched between the victories.
Wins over Rayo and Malaga lift us to 14th position in the table, however things take a turn in a direction that I don't have the managerial experience, or the players talented enough, to correct; we proceed to lose 12 of the remaining 20 fixtures, with just the solitary win at home to Eibar being the only real high point of the last few months of the season.
And with that we are relegated, the dream is over. With the board announcing my position is precarious, I take the bold step of asking for a new contract and time to rebuild the squad to come back stronger the next season. They (probably correctly) refuse this request. A journalist friend of mine somehow gets hold of this story and I'm asked by Yahoo! Sports if it's true that I'd requested a new deal and it had been turned down; I have to be honest with him and confirm the story.
I'm very quickly called to an emergency board meeting to discuss my future. I stand my ground and refuse to apologise, stating that i believe I'm the right man to get us back to the promised land. Unfortunately, the board aren't so sure and decide it's probably best to fire me.
I'm furious at the decision and vent my rage to any journalist that will listen, before my agent tells me that a former Premier league team down on its luck is after my services.
And with that i'm off to England to attend an interview.

REAL kings of Spain - Part 3

When I last caught you up, we were in November and sitting in the very respectable position of eighth in the league. It is now mid-March and incredibly we are now third in the league, sitting just 2 points off the leaders Real Valladolid having just beaten them.

It's been a hectic few months, so let me catch you up. In the Spanish Cup we faced Betis, who we overcame them thanks to wins in both home and away legs. This led us to a the much-needed money-spinning tie with footballing giants Real Madrid, though unfortunately for us, this is where our cup dreams ended for the year. We were comprehensively beaten 5-1 over two legs, and to make things worse, we didn't even make that much money from the games.
Speaking of money, the situation before the January transfer window arrived had become very perilous indeed, with the board informing me that we now had no money to bring anyone in. To rub things in even more, they also decreed that I'd only be allowed 20% of any transfer fee received to reinvest in the squad. With me not being able to bring anyone in aside from free agents, I set about trimming the squad of unnecessary squad players. This will leave me in a tough situation if - and more likely, when - we suffer injuries and suspensions down the road. I end up selling Pibe, Toche & Hector Verdes for a combined £244,000, but also save a fair chunk of wages which offsets the arrival of Mahatma Otoo.
On a personal level, I seem to be in high demand, as I'm made the bookies' favourite for both the Everton and Swansea jobs after they dispense with their managers. For someone who always thought the bookies got these things right. neither team decide to offer me the actual job though.
With alternative employment a non-starter, I went back to business and convinced the board to let me stretch the budget to one more player, allowing me to sign the rather-fantastic Javier Matilla. He is a very creative central midfielder, and even better, he was available on a free transfer. With this arrival, I think we've finally gotten around to replacing Jon Erice.
Heady days follow, as we hit the top of the table after a win over strugglers Lugo, though it doesn't last long as the pressure gets to us immediately and results down the stretch start to suffer badly. After a frankly embarrassing 5-1 defeat away at Alegria, the boys get the full hairdryer treatment as our chances to win the league are slipping away with each week.
We pick up just 10 points from our final 10 games and finish the season in fifth place, and I have to say that after hitting the top of the table a month back, I'm disappointed in the final weeks of the season. The board are delighted to have finished in the playoff places though, so I guess I can't be too upset. First up in the semi-final is Elche, and with the run we are on I'm concerned so I call a team meeting to explain to the guys that we've come this far and it's now time to finish the job.
Real Oviedo FM 2016The home leg sees us get a 2-1 win thanks to two goals from the league's top scorer Mamadou Kone, and a 1-0 win away in the second leg sees us through to the final, with Mallorca awaiting us in the frankly-odd 2 legged final. The home leg sees us secure a 2-0 win which proves just enough, especially as Mallorca win the second leg 1-0.
And that is that! Two straight promotions, and Real Oviedo are back in the big time.
Real Oviedo FM 2016In terms of awards, Jose Fernández won the player of the season award with 37% of the fan vote, Mamadou Kone wins goal of the season and also finishes as the league's best striker with a superb 28 goals in 39 games.
So there we are; the big-time awaits and the squad is going to need some massive investment. And with all my best players from this season going back to their parent clubs, it's going to be a long and busy off-season.

REAL kings of Spain - Part 2

As we head into October, things have taken a turn. Results have been up and down, though we are progressing in the cup nicely, however that may come to a crashing halt very soon as we have a tricky tie against La Liga side Real Betis in the next round, with the reward for victory in that one being a tasty trip to the Bernabeau against Real Madrid. We are in desperate need of that, as the board have informed me that we are losing an astounding amount of money every month in their monthly round-up emails that drop into my inbox.
I have been in constant discussions with the board over the past few weeks, as I'm looking to desperately add some coaches to our ranks (I'm far too busy in training currently). To my surprise, they eventually acquiesce to my weekly badgering by allowing me to add one - ONE! - more coach to our ranks. I get on the phone immediately and contact one of my old pals from my playing days, Paul Musselwhite, who's currently providing Scunthorpe with his goalkeeping expertise. I offer Paul a tasty £1,400 a week and he's immediately on the plane to lovely sunny Spain.
REAL Oviedo FM 2016
Off the field I'm having to deal with almost-daily complaints from members of the squad who aren't featuring regularly in my starting line up. Unlike that famous Tinkerman Claudio Ranieri (he's a nice guy, but his appointment at Leicester is going to end badly, just you watch...) I like to stick to a consistent starting line up. After all, consistency breeds success.
My star striker Mamadou Kone has returned from injury and immediately started making up for lost time by netting 5 goals in 8 games. The money situation at the club is worrying me though, as the board have now reduced transfer income down to just 10%. Nevertheless, regardless of the perilous financial situation we are in, the board somehow sanction the transfer of Mahatma Otoo for a fee of £210,000 from Norwegian side Sogndal, and the 23 year old Ghanaian striker will be a very welcome addition to the squad. He boasts a career record of almost 1 goal every 2 games (102 in 208 to be specific) and he could provide me with a vital goalscoring boost, and may even lead me to change my tactic to a more old school 4-4-2.
League-wise, we are sitting in eighth as we enter November, and it is now that the board inform me that they are happy with the league performance at this stage of the season. Before the season, they set me the target of finishing in a comfortable mid-table position. Needless to say, I have much loftier ambitions, but only time will tell if I can achieve them.