FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Onwards in Autumn!

September started with another defeat, this time at the hands of Chelsea. We were actually on top for the first twenty minutes but captain Simon Cook conceded a penalty to undo the good work. In the second half we fell further behind courtesy of another set-piece, this time a free-kick from Willian. Losing our disciplineContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Onwards in Autumn!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Abysmal August!

We commenced the season with a frustrating 2-0 loss at home to newly promoted Cardiff City. With the game still goalless £21.8m new signing Moses Simon struck tamely at the goalkeeper when clean through on goal. After we fell behind the Nigerian then contrived to hit the crossbar when presented with an open goal. AContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Abysmal August!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Comings and Goings

On the eve of the new campaign and the club’s first competitive match under my stewardship, I wanted to keep you fully abreast of the transfer dealings (Both in and out) that have occurred during the summer months. Firstly, the following players have left the Vitality Stadium: Junior Stanislas, LM, Watford, £6.7m Lys Mousset, ST,Continue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Comings and Goings”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Managerial Appointment!

I’m absolutely delighted to announce that I’ve been appointed as manager of AFC Bournemouth ahead of the upcoming 2019-20 season. Whilst I appreciate that fans may have some reservations about my appointment provided my lack of experience, I thoroughly believe that I possess the skill set to help take AFC Bournemouth to the next level.Continue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Managerial Appointment!”

Simon the Fans’ Favourite!

Moses Simon has been recognised by FC Nantes fans by being awarded the Player of the Season award for the 2019-20 campaign. Simon said “I dedicate this moment to by beloved wife…”. The Nigerian born Levante loanee contributed 8 goals and 5 assists in 28 appearances across league and cup competitions before Ligue 1 reachedContinue reading “Simon the Fans’ Favourite!”

One to Watch: #5) Ronaldo Vieira

With a name like Ronaldo Vieira you kind of have to make an impression. 21-year-old Guinea Bissau born Vieira did just that during his time at Leeds United so it was a surprise to many when the Elland Road club let him leave Yorkshire and join Serie A side Sampdoria. Well, if they were goodContinue reading “One to Watch: #5) Ronaldo Vieira”

One to Watch: #4) Ayoze Perez

Ayoze Perez is unlikely to be an unfamiliar name to avid football followers. The Tenerife born Spaniard appeared 179 times for Newcastle United in the Premier League before joining Leicester City last summer. Perez is easily dismissed as a decent player but a striker who doesn’t quite score enough goals. To do so though isContinue reading “One to Watch: #4) Ayoze Perez”

A Tale of Two Scuffed Kicks!

At Euro ‘96, France midfielder Reynald Pedros missed a penalty. It was a moment that would completely alter the trajectory of his career. He had progressed through the ranks at FC Nantes and made it into the national team. Following his penalty miss however, he would wear the French shirt on only a few moreContinue reading “A Tale of Two Scuffed Kicks!”

World Football’s Dark Horses?

Canada’s footballers have only ever graced the World Cup on one occasion. That was back in 1986 in Mexico when they failed to score or register a point. They by no means disgraced themselves however, narrowly losing 1-0 to France in their opening game before suffering 2-0 defeats against both Hungary and Soviet Union. FortyContinue reading “World Football’s Dark Horses?”

One to Watch: #3) Jorge Mere

The first two One to Watch posts have exclusively featured Spanish based players. This time however we’re going to Germany… to feature a Spaniard! 23-year-old centre-back Jorge Mere plays for FC Koln having transferred from Sporting Gijon for a chunky €9 million in 2017. Prior to linking up with Gijon, Mere had progressed through theContinue reading “One to Watch: #3) Jorge Mere”