A clear out at the Lane has seen several players getting shipped out to new clubs or to the dole queue. With a wage bill approaching £300k (£270k ish, + £20k ish for being over the £250k wage tax threshold), my finances were dwindling fast. With SI's new feature - a graph showing the projected finances over the next 28 days - hitting red for me soon, I decided to make some big changes. I'd love to show you the graph, but for obvious reasons I'm not going to share that info!
The biggest casualty was defender Valerien Ismael. Rated at £375k despite his advancing years, the veteran was on a massive wage, and was the obvious casualty, leaving the Blades for just £1. I have a great young DC who's stepped into the breach admirably - though with concentration 7, he'll need to get his head down in training and work hard if he's going to fulfil his superstar potential.
The future is much more rosy now; I've scrapped my woeful U19 side to trim off a bit more, and some more tweaks here and then see my projection looking in great shape. I may yet get a Cristiano Ronaldo before the end of the beta...
The early season form has stabilised now thankfully, but I was woeful unti late on yesterday - a shock 3-2 win over the 4th ranked side in the gameworld saving my ranking bacon. I'm now back on track and looking good for mid-table obscurity!