You'll all be delighted to know that my form appears to have improved. Following on from a 3-0 defeat to Paul Davies' Portsmouth Football Club, I decided I had to make serious changes and dropped my sporadically-successful 4-3-1-2 in favour of my more traditional 4-5-1/4-3-3 hybrid. Paying a benched striker £30k a day is a luxury in FML, so Nicklas Bendtner will be moving on for around £500k, not bad at a £120k profit.
The change in tactic paid immediate dividends, with a thumping 3-0 victory (and a masterful display too) over Darren "Chimpy" Milner's Chimpy's Chancers.
I've also done some other wheeling and dealing - my star young DC moved on for £300k, another 6 figure profit, with the South African DC Aaron Mokoena coming in to add some strength and leadership at the back. My defensive midfielder, Moussa Narry, had also flattered to deceive, so he was sold for £1 and replaced by James Wesolowski, another leader for the fight. Mathias Abel, a cracking DRC on £10k a day was replaced by a young Italian right back on 1/5th of the wages who's got the same average rating as Abel while covering for Abel being out injured - I've also got a couple more young stars lined up to come in in auctions today which should give the squad some depth again.
All in all, a lot of chopping and changing - the need to balance fiscal prudence with success on the pitch is a delicate balance, and hopefully I'll be a bit better off this time. I won all of my games yesterday, which saw me rise back to 71st in the rankings - I was 93rd on Saturday!
And the most important stat? Of course - I'm above fellow mod Chris Campbell again. Normality is resumed!