Welcome to my AFC Wimbledon blog and in this post we will see how February went in the Npower Championship for my side.
I have finally got back onto FM after struggling to motivate myself to get onto my AFC Wimbledon save, I continue to go on with it but I find it harder and harder to want to despite our good season so far.
I am considering starting a new save but I wondered would you fellow readers like me to blog it or not or another alternative is that I move on from AFC Wimbledon in this current save and look for a new club. If I were too turn out doing a new save (blog it or not?) I will come back to the AFC Wimbledon story before the arrival of FM13 and have a finish off of the story. Moving on to this post though…
This post will contain the following:
- Review of results
- League Table
- Player Ratings
We have six games in the month, four at home and two away with one of them being an FA Cup 4th round replay. The first match of the month comes at home to Bristol City who are having a strong season so I think we may lose. The second match of the month comes at home to Blackburn Rovers and this is the FA Cup replay, I think this could be a loss considering the last match to them. The third match is away to Sheffield Wednesday and they are close to the relegation zone, I think we can win this. The fourth game comes at home to Norwich City who are having a decent season so I think we may draw. The penultimate match of the month is against Burnley away, they are top of the league so I think we will lose. The final match of the month comes against Charlton Athletic at home, they are down near the relegation places so I think we can win this one.
Predicted Results – L L W D L W
The first match came against Bristol City and we got a decent draw. I call it decent because they are above us so anything against them is alright but it was disappointing because of the performance my lads gave. In the match we had one shot to there 15 which is not good enough. I will look to improve that but it does come as a surprise considering we usually give a good show at home.
We looked much better this time out as we managed to grab a win. We played much better than last match creating many chances and probably should have scored more but the defence also deserves credit keeping Sheffield Wednesday out. The first goal came in the 15th minute as Roberts crossed in for Manucho to finish off. We created many other chances in the first half but just couldn’t extend that lead but in the 62nd minute we made it 2-0 as Djilali passed into Lansbury who finished off. The pressure was straight back on us as 2 minutes later they made it 2-1. We held on for a good win though as we finished with ten men on the pitch following an injury to Todd Kane.
We have made it through to the fifth round of the FA Cup and will play Birmingham City. It was an even game and we took the early lead as Klasnic was set up by Balkestein and he fired home. We then spend most of the game fending off Blackburn Rovers having chances of our own and we set up out 5th round tie with Birmingham City when we made it 2-0 as Aluko played the ball across for Woods too tap home. A good performance overall from the team.
Norwich City Vs AFC Wimbledon postponed till 25th February & Burnley Vs AFC Wimbledon postponed till 4th March due to cup ties
We got a creditable draw against what was always going to be a tough Birmingham City side. We actually should have won the game as they got a man sent off early on. We took the lead on the stroke of half time as Manucho played in Klasnic who calmly finished off. Dominic Kennedy though fouled and they scored from the penalty spot 10 minutes into the second half. We had many a chance but missed far too many which assured this tie would go to a replay a Saint Andrews.
We finally came undone against a strong Norwich City side and we were really poor in fairness. They had a 2-0 lead within 37 minutes having had many other chances in between that. I wanted an improvement in the second half and when Djilali score in the 63rd minute I thought we were in with a chance and really Aluko should have made it 2-2 but his effort was too tame. It was left to them to make it 3-1 in the 70th minute and in the end they won by that score-line.
The final match of the month came against Charlton Athletic and we struggled to a draw in all fairness but eventually got it. They went ahead in the 40th minute following total domination against them. In the second half late on in the 84th minute we got the leveller as Djilali scored from a Tommy Spurr crossed in. The final match of the month ended as a draw.
Review of Results
In the month we actually did alright as we only lost one game. I think we have done well to get to the 5th round and in the Championship we have got some good results but eventually we ended the month with 2 draws, 1 win and 1 loss in the Npower Championship.
We continue to go strong in the league as we are placed in 9th position. I am starting to look at play-offs but I will be happy no matter what happens now. I would just like to be able to have at least a mid-table finish now as we have deserved it so far.
I am not really focused on the ratings now as we are doing well but ratings never really show it. Overall the players are doing well and the list in is amount of apps orders.
I am going to repeat what I put at the start of the post just in case you missed it… at the moment I am struggling to motivate myself to continue on my AFC Wimbledon save at the moment despite doing decent
I am considering starting a new save but I wondered would you fellow readers like me to blog it or not or another alternative is that I move on from AFC Wimbledon in this current save and look for a new club. If I were too turn out doing a new save (blog it or not?) I will come back to the AFC Wimbledon story before the arrival of FM13 and have a finish off of the story.
That is it for this post now following a decent month we move into March with a chance in the Npower Championship and in the FA Cup.
Thanks for reading.