Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Clearance sale of substitution bench players

Hello dear blog readers,

Today’s article is dedicated to the latest squad changes in Nottingham Forest and also Euro 2020 results. Yes, it’s summer 2020! My transfers before season 9 turned into many sales and 6 buyings, somewhat weird buyings I have to confess…

Players out

I am starting with the sold players.

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Nottm Forest defence was weakened by sales of Danny Wilson, Danny Batth, Christian Otto, and Jamaal Lascelles. Both Otto and Lascelles went to Barca, and I am going to follow their progress there. Jamaal Lascelles managed to become an icon player for Nottm Forest fans. I wasn’t planning to sell him thusly. However, he asked me for a new challenge..

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Allan Cleland and Ross Barkley moved to other clubs for very good money. They were not first eleven players, and new Forest players including promotions of wonderkids from the reserve team could leave both guys without match practice at all.

Totally, I can say $160M for all sold players is really much. It seems I have never got so much money during one transfer window

Players in

You can misunderstand my buyings but I decided it’s the last season in Nottm Forest story and I can do what I want :)

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1. Hulk (AMR, AML) – $14M

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$14M for 34 years old attacker can seem a crazy transfer! Nevertheless, fantastic Natural Fitness makes Hulk a top player yet. Moreover, he doesn’t deserve to play all his time in Zenit which is not a big European club certainly.

2. Davide Santon (DL, DR) – $51M

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May be even more crazy buying. Though Santon is definitely better than Ryan Bertrand and Danny Wilson at the left flank. I had no much options at this position, and Santon was the best choice to buy. Surely, I overpaid but hope he will compensate this as it had happened with Chris Smalling last season.

3. Luke Baillie (DC, DR, MC) – $29.5M

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Luke Baillie is a rising start of English football in Forest story. He is a hard-worker and very versatile player. I think Baillie is worth every penny paid for him. By the way, I am going to use him mainly as a right-back.

4. Younes Belhanda (AMC, MC, AMR, MR) – Free

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One of my favourite players in the real football. He joined Dynamo Kyiv this summer and I can’t wait same performance he showed for Montpellier. Belhanda is experienced and great attacking midfielder. He has no weaknesses and has opportunity to displace Sigurdsson from starting line-up.

5. Bruno Aubry (GK) – Free

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Brilliant backup goalie for Nottingham Forest who would be a main goalie in any other team. But I have Steven Georcelin…

6. German Ayala (DMC, MC) – Free

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Just a prospect for reserves.

Promotions from Nottingham Forest Reserves

I don’t know how often I will be able to use all these talented youngsters. But according to the fact that the this season will be the last one in the story, I decided to give them chances.

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Team report

This is how Nottm Forest team report looks after the made transfers.

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Forest finances

Financial parameters grew quite much. I have huge transfer budget to spend because of the clearance sale arranged this summer. However, I am not going to spend the money anymore.

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I bet it should be interesting for you to take a look at the current Forest wage budget eaters:

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Euro 2020 results

Now as I promised in one of the comments to the previous posts, I’m sharing Euro 2020 results.

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Well-earned victory in the final by England.

Final

England has a new super-star forward Graham McLaren.

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The last Forest story season is about to start…

Odds

I hope to see some comments regarding made transfers. Additionally, it would be great to know your forecast for this season. Will Forest win Champions League and defend Premier League title?

Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy

Author: Vitaliy Mokosiy

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