Happy anniversary to us! It’s two years since we threw caution to the wind and started talking all things Football Manager. 104 episodes later and we’re still doing it, plus we’re now cruising into February in Portugal with silverware on the line.
Shane’s got the second shot at a trophy this season with the surprise addition of an Allianz Cup final with Ken and Robbie both knocked out in the semi-finals last week.
But this week we’re left wondering if there is a hangover from the World Cup in Qatar or is there something rotten in the state of Portugal as points drop, chances are missed and the goals look like they’re starting to dry up for one of us. Will we even have a title race this season? Will the January transfer signings reinforce league and cup ambitions or will they cause more problems?
And after their scoreless draw last time out, how will it go this week when Shane and Robbie lock horns for the second time this season?
It’s all on the latest edition of the Football Manager Football Show, episode 104. Grab new episodes every Friday wherever you get your podcasts and if you’re up for progress midweek, join the conversation on Twitter @FMFshow. You can also follow Ken @tacticalmanager and Shane @sirsok1. You’re going to have to get on Robbie’s case or send a carrier pigeon if you want to get a word from him.
January Transfers – Benfica Signings
In: Evander (€10m over three years), Marko Livaja (€7.5m + €2m in bonuses), Danjuma (loan with option to buy), Laurin Ulrich (loan with option to buy).
January Transfers – Sporting Signings
Just like the summer window, there’s no incoming transfer business for FC Porto.
Some league stats after 20 games
Latest Liga bwin Standings
Spoiler alert – if you’re scrolling and don’t want to see how the tables are looking by the time this episode of the podcast comes to a close, don’t go all the way to the bottom. You’ve been warned.
Back again next Friday.
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