#FM15 #FordFocus : The Darling Buds of May

Yeah ok, the titles are getting worse. I don’t care, we won the league. Yeah ok, that isn’t news. We did that in the last update, so this is just a super short round-up of the end of the 2015/16 season.

We won the league, Whyteleafe ran us close and ended second.

Blakey was superb and had the highest average rating. Ossie finished second in the goal scoring charts and Reecey had the joint second amount of assists. If you win the league you should be dominating these charts and we did.

What else has been happening? In the Premier League May is always a good time to make a managerial change, who knows what you might achieve with 90 minutes of football left? WBA got rid of Eddie Howe. Now Eddie, you know what happens when you leave Bournemouth don’t you. Martin Jol returned to his old office to see a different desk and the carpet had been changed. If Big Sam had feared for his job when Gold & Sullivan were in charge then he must have been relieved to see West Ham taken over by a new rich owner. What’s that Sam? They sacked you on their first day? How’s your luck? Apparently AVB is going to bring the style of football back to the Olympic Stadium that the Hammers fans so desire. Finally, they say you should never go back and David Moyes, having had one job for a decade, has now had three in three years as Everton decided to let him go. But enough of all that, who actually won something?

As you can see below, after about 26 years of hurt Liverpool are finally champions of England again. Deluded Brendan does know what he is doing after all. United, City and Arsenal make up the top four and hats off to Sean Dyche for leading Burnley to the Europa League. That’s relegation and the sack for him next season sorted then. At the bottom, Watford were doomed from the start and return to the Championship after a very brief stay at the top table and are joined by Sunderland, who have been flirting with it for years, and Fulham who never recovered from thinking Nigel Clough as the new Kit Symons.

Down in the Championship, Southampton and Forest were already up and it was Cardiff who get a chance to prove they have learned from their mistakes by hammering Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 at Wembley.

The FA Cup Final was a classic, Manchester City overcoming Sunderland 3-2. Not a good season for Sunderland all in all. We already know that Chelsea won the League Cup but could they triumph in Europe too? They lined up against Manchester United and fell to an Angel Di Maria brace either side of half time, the final score ending 2-1. Still, the Premier League had European Champions but could that spell the end for Jose?

That’s it for 2015/16 then. It has been a successful season at the Spectrum. Over the summer I will be looking to recruit a couple of new faces and then replace my loan signings. We’ll be hitting the Ryman Premier Division hard but with a small squad as usual. In the next day or so I will be letting you know about my refined recruitment strategy and how I judge players, it’s only taken about 20 years to put down on paper. I’ll also be begging the board for a couple more coaches, but don’t expect anything drastic over pre-season, we are a club that preaches stability.

Go on Guildford!

Chris
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