Hello friends, thank you for the patience waiting for this post. It will be the last of my West Ham story and FM12. Since this will be my last season, no point bringing in new players in the January transfer window and lets get on to the competitions one by one.
We overcame Liverpool and Man City in the earlier rounds and our semi-final opponent is Peterborough who is plying their trade in the Championship.
Most of the first team regulars were rested and the reserves showed me why they deserved a starting spot by thrashing Peterborough 11-0 in two legs. I was expecting to face Arsenal but they were humbled by fellow Premiership club Bristol City by losing home and away.
It’s a brilliant achievement for Bristol City to reach the League Cup final, unfortunately they met us and had no chance of landing their hands on the trophy. We controlled the game with 61% possession and dominated the game with ease. Two early goals in the first half set us underway and the third goal added by Simon Marsh saw us lifted our number six League Cup ever since we won our first trophy in 2017.
The draw has been kind to us in the FA Cup as we never really got challenged by any teams though we took extra effort to get past Wolves in the fifth round. Once again Man Utd had a good run to the final and this will be the third time we are facing them in the FA Cup final.
The final in Wembley turned out to be a frustrating night for Man Utd and their supporters as nobody expect the match to be a one-sided affair. We created a lot of chances but our first goal arrived from a set-piece. Anthony Crosso put us one goal up with a powerful header in 16 minutes. It didn’t open the floodgates for us and we had to wait till second half before a wonderful assist from Leandro saw Ibarra doubled our lead in 60 minutes. Man Utd was kept in their half for large periods and there was no way they could overturn the deficit. Another cup trophy to grace our shining cabinet as we picked up our sixth FA Cup since making our first appearance in 2014.
We had an excellent record against Portuguese club and we continued the tradition by seeing off SLB 8-1 on aggregate. The next two stages saw us drawn against English clubs Man Utd and Arsenal. Leandro was instrumental for us as he scored in every game which saw us advanced to the final. I will be pitting my wits against Jose Mourinho once again as Man City is the team we will face in the final.
I couldn’t figure out why we were unable to wrap up the match in normal time. We were completely over Man City in terms of possession and shots. A Leandro brace put us in a very comfortable position but complacency took over as Man City scored two late goals to force the game into extra time. Substitute Pisculichi was the hero as he score twice in three minutes due to the good work by right winger Beijer. By then there was no way back for Man City and Jose Mourinho was red-faced after the game.
Third title in a row and our fifth in total, no chance of overtaking Real Madrid as they held the record of winning 9 CL trophy.
Our form in the Premiership is simply awesome. Irresistible and unbeatable in the remaining 20 games. We couldn’t win full points against West Brom and Chelsea, other than these two teams, we swept the rest of the teams aside.
We won the title in early April with seven games left. At the rate we are winning games, it’s just a matter of time we lift the trophy.
After 38 matches, we finished the season with 35 wins, 3 draws and a tally of 108 points. Man City and Arsenal were behind us in huge distances. With an average age of 23, i believe we will be dominating the Premiership for a few more years.
We started breaking into the top three in 2014 and won our first title in 2016. We couldn’t retain in 2017 as Liverpool wrestled it from us but we went on to win six consecutive titles which is a record.
Leandro should be the best player to grace the Premiership in my game as he was instrumental to our success once again. A total of 74 goals in all competition and his 46 league goals broke the all time Premiership record held since 1930. He won almost all the award domestically and in Europe. Alex Diallo and Sjors Beijer were both key players for us as their goals and assists contributed tremendously.
Hall of Fame
I didn’t manage to overtake Sir Alex in the Hall of Fame as i was 38 points short of Sir Alex’s 918 points. Nonetheless, this was a great moment for me as i was regarded as the most successful foreign manager in England.
Before i end this post and say goodbye to West Ham and FM12, here is my manager profile and biography. I took over West Ham since the start of the game and and since managed 790 games with a win ratio of slightly over 75%.
I really enjoyed the journey and thank you all for walking the process with me. If you have any screenshot in mind which i have missed out, please let me know and i’ll update the post. Thanks for reading and the tremendous support all this while. I look forward to a new chapter in FM13 and most likely my next team is not from England as i have been managing English team ever since i started this blog. I have some clubs in mind but i love to read any suggestion or recommendation you might have. So feel free to drop a comment. I will see you in my next post.