Welcome to a new-look part of the Newysports website! This is the beginning of a new series here on Newysports following my FIFA 17 Career Mode exploits. Whether there's a demand for it or not is in the question but for those not interested, there is an option to leave whenever you feel fit to.
For those who want to stay, Grimsby Town is the first of what I hope to have as many series in this new chapter on Newysports.com. There is a future possibility of adding some of this onto the Newysports YouTube channel but for now it's in a simple blog form. Enjoy the ride from League Two to the Premier League! Come on Grimsby!
(Virtual FIFA Manager)
Evan Osam (LB)-£200,000-from Shamrock Rovers
Trent Buhagiar (ST)-£190,000-from Central Coast Mariners
Liam Rose (CDM)-£400,000-from Central Coast Mariners
Manager's Comments on Signings:
"With the previous coaching staff already adding a number of players to the squad before their exit, I didn't feel the need to chop and change what was already a solid lineup. The majority of the starting eleven will be new to the club so it's important to solidify what we already have rather than go out and seek new players.
Fortunately we had a successful pre-season tournament in Ireland and with money won from that we brought in three new names. The first being Evan Osam who played for Shamrock Rovers against us and proved himself a worthy suit for our vacant deputy left-back role behind Danny Andrew. Evan's only 19 as well so he can grow into a potential starting role and will keep Danny on his toes.
Shamrock's striker was on our radar as well after he buried two goals against us. We came out with a 3-2 win but he really helped them that day. For better or for worse we went a different route. I already had Liam Rose coming in from a team back in Australia, the Central Coast Mariners.
Liam's a quality young midfielder and we decided to bring in Trent Buhagiar as a two-piece sort of deal. Being a Newcastle-born and bred man myself, it was in my intentions to bring a local or two with me but it didn't pan out. Fortunately the Central Coast have been supportive and both clubs are looking at forming a partnership with youth and development being front and centre. We're the Mariners, they're the Mariners, it works well. Both blue-collar sort of teams."-Ty Stedman
Manager's Comments on Upcoming Season:
"Ultimately we're very excited about the new season. The sense of relief that went with promotion is hard not to feel even as a newcomer. The previous management left the club in high spirits and that's the reason he got the job with the England youth set-up. I've stepped in here and I'm looking forward to moving this club forward. League Two isn't our final destination. We want to progress and whether we can reach the likes of the Championship I'm not sure but League One is screaming out as a serious possibility."-Ty Stedman