Thursday, 29 March 2012

Mokosiy versus Mourinho

Loud opposition between Mourinho - Man City head coach - and me this season!Пламенный привет

It’s because my Queens Park Rangers is in 4 points from leading Man City after 26 fixtures played. I don’t like Jose Mourinho in the real life, therefore I try to build the same relationship. We nearly hate one another in the gameУлыбка

Mourinho

Not a fan

Yes, the competition is very hot now. Though Manchester City has much stronger squad containing Leo Messi, Aguero, Vidal, Shawcross. We can understand this fact looking on their +54 goal difference. Compare with my modest +26…

Premier League

 

Latest matches

16 matches: 12 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses

Last matches

Manchester City punished us easily due to early red card by my Jay Rodriguez. 0:4 score is another hint that my team is not really ready to compete with the winner of 3 PL titles in row. But I hope something will happen to break a good form of Man City players. It could be, for instance, many injuries or bad results in the Champions League…

Don’t want to pay much attention to other matches now. Some of them were described at my additional blog:

- Messi and Man City (about 0:4 loss to Man City)

- Another Cup failed (regarding unlucky FA Cup match against Arsenal)

- Marvellous Champions League (6 wins in 6 group matches!)

 

Q.P.R. players

Welcome Douglas Costa!

I will start with the winter transfer. Great one as for me! Douglas Costa was offered by Shakhtar for excellent price. It was impossible to reject and cash was spent on this talented Brazilian.

Douglas Costa has awesome attribute values for a winger. He should fit greatly into my Supersonic tactics. I believe he will replace Ivelin Popov who is already 28 years old.

QPR

Douglas Costa in Football Manager 2012

 

Making money on loans

Loans

Not much, of course. But anyway I made some good deals for balance which had become negative again after Douglas Costa transfer. It’s around $-5M now.

 

Performance of my players

QPR players

Players[4]

I am almost happy with the performance of all QPR players. I have no serious claims to any players. 

Though special thanks should be given to my forwards. Both Jay Rodriguez and Carlos Fierro score goals confidently. Sure, sometimes they fail moments but in the most case both strikers show their class. I like the fact that Fierro is about to be as great as Rodriguez in spite of his young age. By the way, the Mexican has got two last Young Player of the Month awards:

Carlos Fierro

Carlos Fierro

Carlos Fierro[4]

Fierro's stats

 

Another youngster should be praised as well. Central defender Samir Breinburg (wonderkid!) has been playing in his debut season better and more reliable than experienced Gary Cahill. I like his Tackling and Heading stats. Moreover, Samir is my first central back in FM12 who is truly great in air. This guy scores from corners using his head and height!

Samir Breinburg

Breinburg

Stats

 

Upcoming matches

Matches

Well, all matches I have to play till the end of the season. Though I hope at least several games will be added in the Champions League. From the one hand, Sevilla is a convenient opponent for us to overcome. We had 2 victories in Europe League over them. But from the other hand, Sevilla is leading in La Liga now…

Sevilla

 

It’s quite understandable my Premier League fate depends much on 3 away matches against Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal. The Rangers should show the best football to remain in a title contender status in the beginning of April.

Let’s also compare my schedule with the one Mourinho has:

Schedule of Man City

We see Manchester City will also play away against the same 3 grand clubs. So we will fight for a title with Mourinho without seeing!

 

Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy

Author: Vitaliy

Playing Football Manager since 1996. Blogging about it since 2007.