Hi guys and I'm back with the completed update of my next leg in the WWT challenge so without further ado lets move on.
So I had completed the Australian leg of the journey nearing the end of the season and had the chance to jump straight into a team in one of my chosen leagues, so I took the plunge and found myself....
In Italy and joined the mighty Napoli to continue my journey, I joined with one game to go in the regular season so I simply waited till the new season started and dove straight in.
Searching thorugh my squad I found myself a good looking Italian striker and decided to stick with him rather than go trolling through the transfer markets, and the chosen striker is none other than (pause for effect)
Manolo Gabbidini (That's right I'd never heard of him either) but he has some decent looking stats and greens in Shooting, Movement and Stamina were all I needed to see, so with my striker already in the team and a very handsome transfer budget from the board I decided to go and bring in some players for squad improvement, as most of the team were either really young or really old
And boy I went big spending almost £140M, but they all played their parts well (except Consigli who was just a half decent young GK prospect)
Hysaj was a half decent RB but i had brought in Henrichs who was way better so when I got offered almost £30M I took it, the rest were older players out of contract or graduates I deemed not useful
So with our transfer business done and our striker ready we get the season underway.
Into our first season and I told the board we would claim a Euro Cup spot (wasn't sure how we would fare agaisnt the Italian Giants of Juventus, Inter, AC Milan or Roma but we did OK
We go on to win the Seria A and with a nice 9 point cushion and a very decent GF/GA ratio too
Then the season got even better
We make it all the way to the Italian Cup Final and thanks to a single goal in the first minute of the game we take that home as well
Here's the full season fixtures
A pretty solid season all things considered
Now the main focus is how well the striker did
Some improvements in his stats with greens now in Crossing, Dribbling and Decisions but his Stamina has dropped a point, but how did he do
50 goals in 44 games, again no where near @Real_Random but a good start 1/2 way there
Now onto season 5 and hopefully he can grab the remaining 50
So straight in I didn't get that many screen shots this season, but I'll share what I have
We start the season off with a bang
Maybe bang is a strong word but we beat Lazio once again and claim the Italian Supercup this time thanks to an very late extra time winner courtesy of Insigne
We then go on to claim our second league title
Winning with 6 games to go and another solid season at either end of the pitch scoring 85 and only conceding 16
We also had Champions League football this year, we start in the groups where we are drawn against some big names in Barcelona and SLB and then Celtic (sorry to any Celtic fans)
Unfortunately we then draw Real Madrid in the first round, we were confident having beaten Barcelona twice during the group stages but we weren't good enough
Lost out after loosing the first leg 3-2 and being unable to grab a second goal at home
But we ploughed on and.....
Gabbiadini grabs his 100th goal and ends my time in Itlay (hence the shortage of screen shots), here's how his stats look at the end of the second season
Pretty much the same except for an improvement in his technique
He did OK though
Claiming the WPOTY so not all bad
I play 2-3 more games while I wait for a Job in either France or Portugal but then one comes up I apply, I get accepted and I go
So that's two portions down but it's taken way too long, 5 seasons so I really need to pick up the pace
See you on the flip side