Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Season 5. No more intrigue…

Well, not the best time for me because all  the most important matches were lost. Now I have no chances to win the Premier League and Champions League.

Premier League

PL

9 matches: 4 wins, 1 draw, 4 losses

Last matches

Well, you see Manchester City is too far away from me in the table standing. They won all their games regardless of opponents’ strength. In the meantime QPR failed to win against all grand clubs we played: Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal. All games were more or less equal but we got only 1 point in the end. Now I can forget about ambitions in this season.

The only result I am proud is victory over Wolves. They beat us with 4:2 score in the first half of the season, I was waiting for revenge. Suddenly Ukrainian Denys Garmash was sent off on the 6th minute. But nevertheless my team played better lacking one player on the pitch and having a certain advantage which turned into 2 goals by Oscar.

 

QPR - Wolves[4]

 

Champions League

First of all, you should read my post about encounter with Sevilla. We lost 2:4 away match, won 4:2 home match. Nervous penalty shutout resulted in 9:8 numbers on a scoreboard!!!!! I was so emotionally tired after that incredible game!!

It was the most dramatic match in my FM career!

 

Then we got Barcelona in the quarterfinal. What I can say… Here is the difference in class between Manchester City and my Q.P.R. Obviously we are not ready to compete with the best teams like Barcelona or Man City.

QPR - Barca

Spanish team under Roberto Mancini management stroke out all my plans in this league. His Barcelona plays the same football as real Barcelona of Guardiola does. They sold Messi to Manchester City but it didn’t influence much as far as I see.

They have the 2nd Messi there - Alexis Sanchez. He scored a marvellous goal beating all my defense in the match. You can watch it in the video highlights below.

Alexis Sanchez in Football Manager 2012

QPR - Barca[5]

 

Q.P.R. players

Players[4]

Players

Strikers Jay Rodriguez and Carlos Fierro together with ageless Ognjen Vukojevic (32 years old) are the best players in this season. Additionally, I want to praise newcomer Douglas Costa who started to score goals and make assists. Moreover, I am happy that finally I got the footballer with great free kick taker abilities!

 

Now I want to return to the losses of those matches against Barcelona, Man Utd, Arsenal and draw versus Chelsea. One of the key failure reasons was Gary Cahill.

Gary Cahill

Gary Cahill form

This experienced English centre back made so many mistakes during the matches. Cahill made me really angry after all. Just look at his current form! Even fans have begun to moan about his poor form… I think it’s time to make my wonderkid Bernard Holt a first eleven DC. He has been doing really great when training. Look how this 18 years old youngster is awesome!

Bernard Holt

Should I move Gary Cahill to substitution bench?

 

Last season 5 matches

Future fixtures

I have no hope to win the reply match at Camp Nou. There’s nothing to say about my prospect in the Champions League. Premier League situation is still unclear because QPR has to stay at the 2nd line in the table. Chelsea is very near in 3 points! Luckily I have a convenient match schedule…

 

Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy

Author: Vitaliy Mokosiy

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