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Sunderland Career Mode #12: End of Season 2014/2015

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So here we are at the final month of the season with three games left and a very slim chance of qualifying for the 2015/2016 Champion’s League. Our final three games are against teams battling it out with three very different reasons. Everton, like us, are gunning for a Champion’s League spot, Leicester City are on the blink of relegation and Chelsea are fighting it out with Manchester City for the Premier League title. On the eve of the Everton game, Vito Mannone stunned us all by handing in a transfer request. Talk about a hammer blow!

Monday 4th May 2015: Barclays Premier League

Everton 2 Sunderland 0

Pantilimon/ Obita/ Ake (Dixson)/ O Shea/ Byram (Jones)/ Cattermole/Huddlestone/ Borini (Coman)/ Rodwell/ Johnson/ Fletcher

Goals: Baines 45’ (P) Eto’o 89’

Red Card: Pantilimon 45’

MOTM: Gibson (Everton)

And there goes our Champion’s League ambitions. It’s not because we played bad far from it. It’s because of a questionable penalty which saw Pantilimon getting his marching orders. Had that not have happened I honestly thought we would have won the game and that incident cost us greatly!

Saturday 16th May 2015: Barclays Premier League

Sunderland 5 Leicester City 0

Mannone/ Van Aanholt/ Ake (Ayhan)/ O Shea/ Jones/ Cattermole/ Huddlestone/ Coman (Wickham)/ Alvarez (Rodwell)/ Johnson/ Borini

Goals: Huddlestone 23’ Johnson 60’ Borini 69’ Coman 74’ O Shea 78’

MOTM: Coman (Sunderland)

The Foxes made a quick return to the Championship after we ran riot over them at the Stadium of Light. Leicester put up a fight throughout but once Johnson made it 2-0 in the second half, the floodgates opened and notched up our highest win of the season. A great way to end our final home game of the season.

Sunday 24th May 2015: Barclays Premier League

Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2

Mannone/ Van Aanholt/ Ake/ O Shea/ Jones/ Cattermole/ Huddlestone/ Borini/ Rodwell (Alvarez)/ Johnson/ Fletcher (Coman)

Goals: Fletcher 23’ Matic 45’ Alvarez 85’

MOTM: Alvarez (Sunderland)

Chelsea had already won the league at this point and rested a lot of their big name players so we took full advantage of that. Alvarez was excellent this season and ends his loan spell at the club by scoring the winner.

End of Season wrap up

 FIFA 15 Career (In Menus)

Barclays Premier League

Champions: Chelsea

UEFA Champion’s League Qualifiers: Chelsea/ Manchester City/ Manchester United/ Arsenal

UEFA Europa League Qualifiers: Everton/ Newcastle United/ Sunderland

Relegated: West Ham United/ Leicester City/ Hull City

Sky Bet Championship

Champions: Cardiff City

Runner up: Norwich City

Playoff winner: Watford

Relegated: Charlton Athletic/ Ipswich Town/ Brentford

Sky Bet League One

Champions: Coventry City

Runners up: Bristol City

Playoff winner: Doncaster Rovers

Relegated: Fleetwood Town/ Gillingham/ Swindon Town/ Crew Alexandra

Sky Bet League Two

Champions: Bury

Runners up: Plymouth Argyle

3rd Place: Oxford United

Playoff winner: Shrewsbury Town

FA Cup: Manchester United

Capital One Cup: Sunderland

FA Community Shield: Manchester City

UEFA Champion’s League: Bayern Munich

UEFA Europa League: Bayern Leverkusen

For the first time since 2001, we finish 7th in the league. I can’t help but feel that if we got the result against Everton we could possibly have secured Champion’s League football for next season. Nonetheless, it has been a terrific season with us winning for first piece of silverware since that memorable FA Cup win of 1979 and we will be competing in the Europa League next season for the first time ever. As soon as the season was over, we signed up Fabio Borini and Kingley Coman for a combined total of £5 million, what a bargain! Borini’s goals were key this season and as for Kingley, I’m excited for him. I believe we’ve yet to scratch the surface with the guy. He’s going to huge! Vito Mannone handed in a transfer request recently but he joins Steven Fletcher in the Premier League team of the year. Hopefully that could generate a hefty transfer fee for him. Overall, it has been a fantastic season. The seeds have been planted for the future for us to go on to bigger and better things. After all the shit we’ve suffered in recent years, Sunderland are a sleeping giant on the rise.

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