Thought I would do my own inspired by the other guys. I decided to start with Real Sociedad since their expectations are not high (Predicted 14th) but have some good young players and defenders who can pass from the back. I started with $0 in transfer money and 450K for wages with the expectation of a comfortable mid table finish. I loaned in Jorge Martinez from Juventus and signed Dudu from Dynamo Kyiv on a free. Near the end of October, here is how things look: In the two losses, Sociedad took an early 2-0 lead vs Barcelona at Camp Nou in the first game of the season and appeared like they would cruise to victory over the great Catalan team but somehow, 5'7" Messi won a header over 6'0" Jose Angel which was saved by Bravo but only back to Messi who then finished from nearly the byline past the goalie. The second goal was David Villa winning a header.....The 3rd goal was 5'7" Messi again winning a header over 5'10" Estrada (in the 88th minute)....So that loss was a bit heart breaking since Barcelona should not be winning many games from Messi headers. The other loss vs Betis, Betis just tore Sociedad a new one in the first half. Socidad controlled the second half but couldn't get the ball into the net. It looked like they may come back late but they couldn't get one to go. The highlight so far was Gonzalo Castro's four goal debut vs Celta Vigo in a 5-1 win in the second game of the season. Things are looking good so far. Hopefully Sociedad can continue to perform.