Goals this season:
Last season was just amazing, and maybe we overachieved. But to be honest, I'll be disappointed if we fall out off the top 4. But there are one area we have to approve Defending. Last season we conceded 58 goals, and that's not gonna do if we want to make the CL every season from now on. In comparison Arsenal (4th) and Liverpool (5th) conceded 26 and 31 goals.
- Make the top 4
- Concede less than 40 goals
- Continue to play our beautiful offensive football
- Give our top prospects plenty of chances.
We got a very though group. Barcelona, Napoli, and Shaktar are all excellent teams. I expect Barca going through, with either Napoli or Shaktar following. It isn't impossible for us to get the 2nd place, cause we actually finished 3rd in the best league in the world. But our goal here is not to finish last, all other than that and we're happy
F.A- and League Cup
We've done poorly so far in the cups. The F.A Cup will be prioritized of the two, and realisticly they're our only chance of getting any trophies this year. Though the League will be the main focus
With none of my three goalies stepping up to the task last season, I decided to sell Marshall. Pieters arrived free last season, and he is a quality player. But since I played him on LB I moved Fabio to RB. And none of them played very well. Therefore I sold Pieters, since Fabio cost me £5m last season.
I was searching the national teams for some possible transfer targets. Then I saw that Trippier had played for England lately. And he was listed by Celtic as well. And now I could play Fabio at his natural LB.
I needed a new goalie, again. And it was very hard to find a top player at the right price. I wanted the guy to be under 30 and better than Landreau. At the end it was down to Ruddy and Koval. Ruddy was £3m cheaper but wanted a higher salary. And with Koval being a Ukraine regular and only 22 I ended up with him. But being Cardiff's most expensive player ever (Trippier 2nd) he has a lot to live up too.
In Dempsey I get a rotation player which can play anywhere in midfield. Ola John is a back-up winger. And Caldwell is there to help us tighten up defensively.
Qualifying for CL have given us some extra funds and the board has been most kindly:
August and September will be up very soon. :-)