Mourinho at Braintree
31 March 2017
National League (Results in real life in brackets)
4/3 Home v Wrexham 1-3, Corne (1-2 IRL)
7/3 Bromley v Away 1-1, Corne (0-5 IRL played on 28/2)
11/3 Solihull Moors v Away 0-2, Shomotun, Sanderson (3-3 IRL after being 0-3 up after 23 minutes)
18/3 Home v Southport 1-2, Corne (2-0 IRL)
21/3 Home v Woking 1-1, Hall-Johnson (1-3 IRL)
25/3 Tranmere v Away 1-3, Shomotun, Isaac, Hall-Johnson (1-0 IRL)
Morale still fairly poor and Braintree remain in 18th place Pl 40 W12 D 12 L 16 Pts 48. Lincoln top the table on 74 points, 1 point ahead of Gateshead.
At this point Mourinho at Braintree has the same number of points they finished up with in real life at the end of the season. There are 6 games remaining.
Lee Naylor, 37 year old left back to Ebbsfleet on a free.
It’s tight again at the bottom with 6 points separating Chester in 21st on 44 points and Southport in 16th on 50 points. Solihull, North Ferriby, Bromley and Chester are currently in the relegation places.
The Big News this month is that on the 16 March 2017 Manchester United sacked Hakan Heyrettin as manger. Poor league position is the official reason given. Man U are currently 5 in Premier League.
The real reason is 16/3 Man U v Mainz 1-1 in the Europa League second round second leg. They lost the first leg 1-0. I am sure that at £175,000 a week he has been earning will go a long way to easing Hakan’s disappointment. Man U have appointed the Villarreal manager Marcelino as his replacement.
Mainz face (well-known bottlers) Tottenham Hotpur in the quarter finals.
There is an interesting bug in Football Manager. Hakan’s biography does not show him as ever being manager at Man U. His reputation has dropped to one and a half stars. Man U’s history shows him as being manger though.
I think I know why this has happened.
When I swapped the manager’s over, I sent Hakan to the vacant Eastleigh job, Mourinho to Braintree, and then Hakan to Man U. Hakan’s biography shows he was manager at Eastleigh. Eastleigh’s history shows he was there for 0 days.
I think if I had left Hakan at Eastleigh for a day before moving him on again, everything would have been ok. I will need to remember that if I do another experiment. Be that as it may, this save is not about Hakan but Mourinho at Braintree.
PS. Bloody Hell!
The Braintree board have just offered Mourinho a £1,100,000 bonus for avoiding relegation. I cannot alter this, it was not part of his contract. How on earth are they going to pay that? Braintree have £22,000 in the bank.
< Message edited by shunwick -- 5/9/2017 1:26:31 PM >
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