February 2014 in the Joe Kinnear challenge on Football Manager. After the surprising second place finish of the first season, despite Kinnear’s shit signings, we’re top of the league. He’s decided to pick up the pace a bit with the signings, and seriously bump up the quality. Though it hasn’t come cheap. Some of his signings now languish in the reserves (David Edgar/Sol Bamba/Andres Guardado), but he’s done good to assemble the team I’m now somewhat blessed
(yes, I said that about a Kinnear assembled side) with.
Goalkeepers: Tim Krul, Jason Steele, Ben Hamer
Defenders: Mathieu Debuchy, Davide Santon, Christian Ansaldi, Carl Jenkinson, Fabricio Coloccini, Bruno Martins Indi, Gary Cahill, Neven Subotic, Efe Ambrose
Midfielders: Victor Wanyama, Lewis Holtby, Dani Parejo, Maximilian Meyer, Joey Barton, Jesus Navas, Bernard, Hatem Ben Arfa, Max Gradel
Strikers: Papiss Cissé, Fernando Torres (Loan), Eduardo (Loan), Lukas Podolski
On top of all those, he’s also got Christian Eriksen coming in on a Bosman in July. Fucking Joe Kinnear! :D