Hey guys and welcome to my FM 2012 Charlton AFC story, 2030-31 season report. During the last campaign my boys waltzed through League Two in record breaking style winning the JPT along the way. Now we face a bigger challenge, but still hold confidence and hope for promotion from League One.
A quick glance through the expectations and media odds indicates our minimum aim this season is a top half finish…fair enough, but to offer just £3.5K p/w extra in wages is a little cheeky if you ask me. Lets just hope the squad from lat season is still strong enough.
Due to our poor budgeting I couldn’t afford to lose any bodies, our squad is bare as it is so I struggled to raise any extra cash for wages. But I did manage to offload three unneeded players, this freed up around £1.5K per week extra wage money.
There wasn’t a lot on offer in the transfer market, especially for free but I did manage to sign a few good players. Phil Probert will be my new ball winning midfielder, Robert Miles my backup defender and Ounnas my new central midfielders.
Results – August to October
So the season begins and as always I wanted to start winning. Unfortunately the first two games brought about 1 point, I couldn’t have asked for a worse start. But things picked up from there as we failed to win just one of our next 11 league matches. We were elimatec in the Carling Cup third round but progressed well in the JPT.
Results – November to December
After a tough start in August, my boys went on a fantastic run of form and carry that into Winter. We enjoyed yet more success from November to December winning 9 league matches and drawing just one. We also kept our JPT hopes alive and qualified for the third round of the FA Cup.
After such a great start to the season Charlton find themselves top of the table by 5 points. Always fun to see the likes of Colwyn Bay in second and Kirbymoorside in 7th lol
Results – January to March
We are heading into crunch time, the second half of the season is where titles are decided and trophies are labelled. During this period my side went on to win all our league matches bar one draw and one loss…we even made it to the 6th round of the FA Cup where Man City narrowly beat us 1-0. But the real biggy is our JPT final clash against Colwyn Bay.
JPT final vs Colwyn Bay
This is our second consecutive JPT final, we won the competition last year and hope to repeat the feat again this year. Colwyn Bay are one of the major forces in lower league football now, but we had more than enough to overhaul them. A goal either side of half-time left the scores at 2-0 and resulted in my second consecutive JPT triumph.
Results – April to May
Not much left to the season now and after yet more success my boys were on a high. This form saw us through the remaining months with a 100% record winning 9 out of 9 matches.
Another fantastic season included more record breaking with our 123 points. The Championship will be a tall task but we now have a very good base to build on.
Looking through the squad stats you’d have to single out Ramsay’s 43 goals as heroic and centre back Cassidy’s 22 goals as extraordinary. Those two have been the key to my success over the last two season. But I’d also like to point out Davydenko’s 10 goals and 14 assists, the youngster is finding his feet now. Also worth a mention is Alhassan for his 14 goals and 15 assists on the right wing.
Financially we are no better off than last year. The bank balance is £820K in the red…not a disastrous amount considering we are one step closer to the EPL, but this means no proper investment in players next season which could make things very tough.
As for Scarborough, they had an excellent season winning the Champions League beating Betis in the final and also the FA Cup. My old club were unfortunate to finish second by 1 point in the league, but two trophies is still excellent.
Well that is all for today, I hope you enjoyed the read and will be back for my Championship campaign. Until then please free to comment below and thanks for dropping by.