Regular readers of the blog will recall that after 10 seasons of detailing the daily ins and outs of domestic league and cup action, I have decided to take a new route with the blog for the remainder of this footy gaming year, and just comment and post on The Champions League matches, after we qualified for the first team last season as Premier League winners, and also the international matches as I decided to take over the England National side, alongside club football with Forest.
To get some pre-season dealings out of the way, I signed 2 new players, Kimpembe, a quality 88 rated Centre back, who joined for 58 million plus Abad, a backup GK going the other way, and Adli, an 84 rated Centre Mid, for 22 million in a cash plus player swap, with Grujic the makeweight, I signed Adli as he has superb shot power and long range shooting stats, I play him in the AMF hole just behind the CF, with the hopes of firing off a few long rangers.
This is my starting 11 in the league and Champions League for Forest:
First up was the climax of the European Championships group, with qualification guaranteed after 6 matches, the last 2 were a formality, but needed playing anyway,
the below clip shows the final 2 matches against Switzerland and Romania respectively:
The final group finished up as shown, we are through to the European Championships proper.
Next up was the opening game of the UEFA Champions League, we were drawn in a group with Lyon, Spartak Moscow and Fenerbache, France, Russia and Turkey await.
Fenerbache were the opening opponents, away in a noisy hostile atmosphere:
Great result to run out 2-0 winners, and get our campaign off to a great start, Lyon up next.