After winning everything in the game with my favourite team Sunderland and then doing brilliant
with a couple of Conference sides i decided to try something different - I chose to manage China
as i doubt that many people will have tried that.
Firstly I put my nationality in as Hong Kong because strangely it doesn't have Chinese, besides
Hong Kong is now a part of China anyway. Another good reason for choosing China was because my wife
is Chinese and I was over in China and Hong Kong last year.
I started off fairly well getting through to the Semi-Finals of the Asian Cup but all that was on
my mind was the World Cup - could I qualify? When the 1st Round Qualifying stage came around I lost
the first game, away to Mongolia but then won every other game to qualify for Round 2 easily.
In Round 2 the group table had 5 teams each playing each other home and away = 8 games. The top team
qualified for the World Cup and the 2nd team needed to go into a play off so there was not much room
for error. But amazingly I went on to win all 8 games which I thought was my biggest achievement in
Championship Manager to date. I had took China into the World Cup proper.
Guess what happened next? The bastards sacked me!
I have heard that the Chinese are a cold blooded lot, don't tell the wife though, but i can't work
out how winning every game in the group resulted in the sack.
How could I do any better? Does anyone else have any similar experiences?
Please email me...