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psychonaut
17-11-2009, 00:48
FM Version: 2010, with patch 1.
Edits: Super Bladesman's England-to-level-10 file.
DB: Large, with: England to lvl10, Scotland to SD3, N. Ireland to Div2, Ireland to Div1, and Wales.



2009
Crook Town

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/badge.jpg

English Northern League Div 2

History: Founded in 1889, Crook Town are an amateur English club currently playing in the English Northern League Division 2 (tier 10). The club play their home games at The Milfield Ground and possess basic training facilities and a very basic youth setup. The club is affectionately known as The Black and Ambers.

Although The Black and Ambers are enduring a 46-year barren spell, having not won a competition since 1963, the club still have a history of which they can be justly proud. Crook won the English 9th tier five times, and finished runners-up on seven occasions, and finished runners-up in the English 10th tier for the only time in 1995.

During the 1910s and 1920s Crook Town played F.C. Barcelona in a series of ten friendly games, beating them twice. This unlikely bond developed between the two clubs due to one of Crook Town’s most notable former players, who later played for and managed Barcelona.


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So, arriving in Crook, Co. Durham, it seems like I'm set for an almighty challenge. The Chairman and staff are quite receptive, but they haven't made their ambitions clear. One of the back room staff suggests we concentrate on homegrown talent, but there isn't the money to upgrade youth facilities. In fact, there's no money at all. It's time for The Black and Ambers to sort that out! I just hope I'm the right man for the job...

hursty2
17-11-2009, 01:55
Good luck with this! I bet the football is terrible this far down :D

psychonaut
17-11-2009, 02:05
The football's more like rugby at this level. The ball goes up over the bar 102 times per match, and we've had 2 players fighting in our first 2 friendlies.

Just signed a 55 y.o. defender. I hope he's still with us by the end of the season - still alive, that is :)

Nobby_McDonald
17-11-2009, 02:10
It might be more like rugby, but it's not the rugby I watch. :D

psychonaut
17-11-2009, 03:19
And We're Off...

Played a few pre-season friendlies, which I'll spare you the boredom of reading about.

The League season has just kicked off - we beat Birtley 1-0, they were expected to thrash us too :D

I'm off to bed to dream of Crook Town in the Premiership...

Heath Matthias
17-11-2009, 15:16
where did you find a 55 year old? That is hilarious

psychonaut
17-11-2009, 16:51
where did you find a 55 year old? That is hilarious

One of my backroom staff said I should scout him. He's scored 1 goal so far, he deflected a corner in off his walking stick.

bobatwal
17-11-2009, 17:39
Hahahahaha

hursty2
18-11-2009, 06:36
One of my backroom staff said I should scout him. He's scored 1 goal so far, he deflected a corner in off his walking stick.
haha I loled. 55 bloody five though, is he your captain? :D

psychonaut
18-11-2009, 11:17
No, the captain's 63...Only kidding - captain is 24.

BlackEnd
18-11-2009, 11:29
55...wow...I'm sure you have his grandchildren in your youth team :P

psychonaut
19-11-2009, 15:58
2009-2010 Crook Town (English Northern League Div 2)

Board: Safe mid-table position.
Media: 7th.

League
A bit of a slow start to the season at first, but it turned into an absolute stormer. I must be a master tactician now, or else the team just got their heads down. We went on a 21 game unbeaten run in the league (annoyingly FM10 says it's only 11 games! Bug, anyone?) Needless to say, the team climbed to the giddy heights of 2nd, in what turned out to be quite a race to the finish. Sadly, a couple of draws in our last 4 matches cost us top spot.

Into a play-off then. We hosted Portishead Town (of the English Western Legue Div 1), and stuck a goal past them in each half. One tier down, 8 to go. Crook Town steal promotion to English Northern League Div 1. :D

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/league.jpg


Cups
FA Vase: 4th Rnd Replay vs Spennymoor Town. 0-0, lost 5-4 on pens.
Northern League Brooks Mileson Cup: 2nd Rnd vs Bedlington Terriers. Lost 1-0.
Durham County FA Challenge Cup: 1st Rnd vs Brandon United. Lost 1-0.
Northern League Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup: 2nd Rnd vs Whickham. 1-1, lost 3-2 on pens.


Squad
12 players in, 6 players out.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/trns.jpg

Most notable signing - mainly because of his age - was Alan Gracey.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/gracey2-1.jpg

He finished with a 6.94 overall, and scored a goal.

New Club Records
Highest Attendance: 248 v Whickham, NL2
Lowest Attendance: 100 v Esh Winning, Durham Challenge Cup Qual Rnd.
Avg. Attendance: 168.

Biggest Win: 5-0 v Birtley, NL2
Biggest Defeat: 2-0 v Thornaby, NL2

Top Scorer: 10 - Stewart Owens.
Most Assists: 8 - Scott Thomas.
Avg Rating: 7.13 - John Green (40 apps).
Youngest Player: 16 years 137 days - Gavin Weir.
Oldest Player: 56 years 83 days - Alan Gracey.

Fastest Goal: 28 seconds - Philip Dykes.
Youngest Scorer: 17 years 166 days - Ross Gallacher.
Oldest Scorer: 55 years 213 days - Alan Gracey.

psychonaut
19-11-2009, 16:53
2009-2010 Ups & Downs

ENGLISH PREMIER DIVISION
Winners: Chelsea.
Champions Lg Qualifiers: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Man Utd.
Europa Lg Qualifiers: Everton, Liverpool, Burnley.
Relegated: Portsmouth, Stoke City, Birmingham City.

COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP
Winners: West Bromwich Albion.
Promoted: Newcastle United, Middlesbrough.
Relegated: Peterborough Utd, Blackpool, Barnsley.

COCA-COLA LEAGUE 1
Winners: Huddersfield Town.
Promoted: Charlton Athletic, Hartlepool Utd.
Relegated: Bristol Rovers, Exeter City, Brentford, Yeovil Town.

COCA-COLA LEAGUE 2
Winners: Rotherham Utd.
Promoted: Notts County, Port Vale, Northampton Town.
Relegated: Accrington Stanley, Barnet.

BLUE SQUARE PREMIER
Winners: Luton Town.
Promoted: Oxford Utd.
Relegated: Forest Green Rovers, Salisbury City, Tamworth, Hayes & Yeading.

BLUE SQUARE NORTH
Winners: Southport.
Promoted: Fleetwood Town.
Relegated: Redditch, Harrogate, Blyth Spartans.

BLUE SQUARE SOUTH
Winners: Newport County.
Promoted: Hampton & Richmond
Relegated: St. Albans, Maidenhead, Dorchester Town.

ISTHMIAN PREMIER
Winners: Carshalton.
Promoted: Tooting & Mitcham.
Relegated: Dartford, Hastings Utd, Billericay, Harrow Borough.

SOUTHERN PREMIER
Winners: Farnborough Town.
Promoted: Merthyr Tydfil.
Relegated: Halesowen, Leamington, Evesham, Stourbridge.

NORTHERN PREMIER PREMIER DIV
Winners: Ashton United.
Promoted: Boston United.
Relegated: Frickley Athletic, Stocksbridge, Durham, Whitby Town.

ISTHMIAN DIV ONE NORTH
Winners: Lowestoft.
Promoted: Harlow.
Relegated: Ware, Tilbury, Maldon.

ISTHMIAN DIV ONE SOUTH
Winners: Folkestone Invicta.
Promoted: Dulwich Hamlet.
Relegated: Horsham YMCA, Chipstead, Corinthian-Casuals.

NORTHERN PREMIER DIV ONE NORTH
Winners: FC Halifax.
Promoted: Curzon Ashton.
Relegated: Rossendale, Woodley Sports, Trafford.

NORTHERN PREMIER DIV ONE SOUTH
Winners: Lincoln Utd.
Promoted: Witton Albion.
Relegated: Brigg, Carlton, Willenhall.

SOUTHERN DIV ONE M
Winners: Slough Town.
Promoted: Hitchin Town.
Relegated: Soham, Biggleswade Town, Beaconsfield.

SOUTHERN DIV ONE SW
Winners: Mangotsfield.
Promoted: Taunton.
Relegated: North Leigh, Thatcham, Andover.

NW COUNTIES PREMIER
Winners: Bootle.
Relegated: Padiham, Ashton Athletic.

NW COUNTIES EAST PREMIER
Winners: Thackley.
Relegated: Armthorpe, Lincoln Moorlands.

...And to cut out meaningless leagues from tiers 9&10...There's about 15 of them!

NORTHERN LEAGUE DIV 1
Winners: Shildon
Promoted: Newcastle Benfield.
Relegated: Ryton, West Allotment.

NORTHERN LEAGUE DIV 2
Winners: Stokesley.
Promoted: CROOK TOWN :D

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FA Cup: Arsenal.
League Cup: Burnley.
JPT: Southampton.
FA Trophy: Barrow.
FA Vase: Tipton.
Northern League Brooks Mileson Cup: Esh Winning.
Durham County FA Challenge Cup: Consett.
Northern League Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup: Hebburn.

Champions League: Liverpool 1-3 Barcelona @ Bernabeu, Madrid. Att: 75328.
Europa League: Olympique de Marseille 1-0 AS Roma @ HSH-Nordbank-Arena, Hamburg. Att: 46500.

psychonaut
19-11-2009, 18:07
WORLD CUP 2010
Hosts: South Africa
Holders: Italy

Group Exits: Slovakia, South Korea, Chile, North Korea, Ghana, Honduras, Greece, Japan, ENGLAND, Mexico, Nigeria, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Serbia, Costa Rica.

-2nd Rnd -
Italy 1-0 South Africa
Algeria 1-2 Denmark
Holland 1-0 USA
France 1-0 Ukraine
Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon
Argentina 0-1 Brazil
Ivory Coast 1-2 Germany
Spain 3-1 Paraguay

-Quarter Final-
Italy 0-2 France
Denmark p2-2 Holland
Switzerland 1-3 Spain
Brazil 2-0 Germany

-Semi Final-
France 0-1 Brazil
Denmark 1-3 Spain

-3rd Place-
Denmark 1-3 France

-FINAL-
Brazil 3-2 Spain
@Soccer City, Jo'burg.
Att: 87600

Fans of Ireland may like to know that Thierry Henry tore his calf muscle in France's opening group match. Karma's great :D

psychonaut
25-11-2009, 01:49
2010-2011 ====Crook Town==== Northern League Div 1
Board: Respectable league position.
Media: 9th

So my second season in charge at Milfield kicked off. The Board decided that the club should turn semi-pro, which was not good for club finances. We finished the season about 25k in the red. Llangefni Town (Wales) and Moyola Park (N.I.) both tried to poach me, but I stayed committed to The Black and Ambers.

League
How was the football? At first, so bright, 2 wins on the trot. And then, WHAM! dropped like a stone. Our form was terrible, matchday attendances dropped below 100, and at one point I was a loss away from being sacked. The root of the problems was probably me chopping and changing the tactics every match, so I decided to leave well alone, and form picked up again. The threat of a sacking vanished as we headed up the table, eventually finishing 8th.

End of Season Table (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/201011/league-1.jpg)
Crook Town Table Positions Throughout The Season (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/201011/leaguepos.jpg)

Cups
FA Cup: 1st Qual. Rnd Vs Cowes. Lost 1-0.
FA Vase: 2nd Qual. Rnd Replay Vs Westfield (Hastings). Lost 1-0.
Durham Challenge Cup: 1st Rnd Vs Norton & Stockton Ancients. Lost 2-1.
Brookes Mileson Cup: 2nd Rnd Vs Whitley Bay. Lost 1-0.


Squad
Lots happening in the transfer market this year. I made a few summer signings in an attempt to bolster the squad. Quite a number of players were shown the door - including one at half time on a matchday. Liam Atkin. In his final 3 games for the club, he got ratings of 5.2, 4.9 and 3.9. Out he went!!! Tried in vain to cut loose the deadwood and help the club finances, but it's not working so far.

Crook Town Transfers (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/201011/trans.jpg)

The main talking point though was the announcement by Alan Gracey (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/201011/gracey201011.jpg) that he would be retiring at the end of the season. He went out in style, scoring with a cracking free kick in the last game of the season - bringing his tally to 3 for the season. Not bad for a 57 year old! Happy Retirement!


New Club Records
Lowest Attendance: 77 v Tow Law, NL1.
Most Games Won In A Row: 5 - 18.12.2010 to 19.1.2011.
Most Games Without Scoring: 5 - 4.9.2010 to 18.9.2010.

Most League Appearances: 76 - Nathan Wright, GK.
Oldest Player: 57 years 67 days - Alan Gracey.

Youngest Goalscorer: 17 years 163 days - Stephen Mitchell.
Oldest Goalscorer: 57 years 67 days - Alan Gracey.

psychonaut
25-11-2009, 13:09
2010-2011 Ups & Downs

PREMIERSHIP
Winners: Manchester City.
Champions Lg Q: Manchester Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal.
Europa Lg Q: Liverpool, Aston Villa, Spurs, West Ham.
Relegated: Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers, West Bromwich Albion.

COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP
Winners: Portsmouth.
Promoted: Stoke City, Ipswich Town.
Relegated: Doncaster Rovers, Hartlepool Utd, Derby County.

COCA-COLA LEAGUE 1
Winners: Southampton.
Promoted: Colchester Utd, Notts County.
Relegated: Oldham Athletic, Northampton Town, Port Vale, Wycombe Wanderers.

COCA-COLA LEAGUE 2
Winners: Shrewsbury Town.
Promoted: Exeter City, Bournemouth, Chesterfield.
Relegated: Hereford Utd, Macclesfield Town.

BLUE SQUARE PREMIER
Winners: Stevenage Borough.
Promoted: Rushden & Diamonds.
Relegated: Hampton & Richmond, Histon, Newport County, Eastbourne Boro.

BLUE SQUARE NORTH
Winners: Northwich Victoria.
Promoted: AFC Telford Utd.
Relegated: Hyde, Vauxhall, Workington Reds.

BLUE SQUARE SOUTH
Winners: Salisbury City.
Promoted: Lewes.
Relegated: Thurrock, Gloucester City, Basingstoke.

ISTHMIAN PREMIER
Winners: St. Albans.
Promoted: Canvey Island.
Relegated: AFC Hornchurch, Folkestone Invicta, Waltham Abbey, Aveley.

NORTHERN PREMIER
Winners: Hednesford Town.
Promoted: FC United of Manchester.
Relegated: Witton Albion, Matlock Town, Buxton, King's Lynn.

SOUTHERN PREMIER
Winners: Oxford City.
Promoted: Chippenham.
Relegated: Swindon Supermarine, Dulwich Hamlet, Bedford Town, Rugby Town.

ISTHMIAN DIV1 NORTH
Winners: St. Neots.
Promoted: Enfield Town.
Relegated: Chatham, Waltham Forest, Barton Rovers.

ISTHMIAN DIV1 SOUTH
Winners: Met Police.
Promoted: Ramsgate.
Relegated: Burgess Hill, Merstham, East Grinstead.

NORTHERN PREMIER DIV1 NORTH
Winners: Leigh Genesis.
Promoted: Cammel Laird.
Relegated: Bootle, Prescot Cables, Shildon.

NORTHERN PREMIER DIV1 SOUTH
Winners: Whitby Town.
Promoted: Glapwell.
Relegated: Spalding, Leek Town, AFC Hayes.

SOUTHERN DIV1 M
Winners: Bromsgrove.
Promoted: Halesowen.
Relegated: Leighton, Oxford City Nomads, Atherstone.

SOUTHERN DIV1 SW
Winners: Bridgwater.
Promoted: Winchester City.
Relegated: Godalming, Hungerford Town, Radstock.

NORTHERN LEAGUE DIV1
Winners: Silsden.
Relegated: West Auckland, Penrith.

NORTHERN LEAGUE DIV2
Winners: Marske Utd.
No relegation.

FA Cup: Aston Villa.
League Cup: Arsenal.
JPT: Wycombe.
FA Trophy: Cambridge Utd.
FA Vase: Ivybridge.
Durham County FA Challenge Cup: Hartlepool Reserves.
Northern League Brooks Mileson Cup: Billingham Town

Champions League: Juventus 1-3e Real Madrid @ Wembley Stadium, London. Att: 90000.
Europa League: Genoa 1-2 Liverpool @ Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Att: 50000.

psychonaut
26-11-2009, 12:28
Pre-season excitement hits Crook!

The old bond we have with Barcelona is strengthened. M. Henry and his mates grace the hallowed turf at Milfield - and we do very well against them.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/barca.jpg

hursty2
26-11-2009, 12:47
Good result there against Barca.

Season before was what was expected of you and hopefully you'll be able to get into the playoffs this time.:thup:

Nobby_McDonald
27-11-2009, 18:21
Nice start fella. :thup:

psychonaut
06-12-2009, 15:35
2011-2012 === Crook Town === English Northern League Div 1
Board: Top half finish.
Media: 5th.

SEASON SUMMARY
Awful. Just awful. Apart from a couple of rays of sunshine in some cups. Strikers just could not find the net, and the defenders gift wrapped equalisers and winning goals for the opposition.

Neath (PWP) tried to tempt me away mid-season. I should have gone as they won the PWP and will be in the Champions League next season.

Dundee (SD1) approach me at the end of the season, and I'm tempted...Very tempted. So much so that I'm packing up my things and heading up to the Windy City next season.


LEAGUE
The team never really got firing, and took mid table obscurity with both hands. The bookies had tipped us as potential title challengers, but we were more like relegation challengers. Just kept our heads above water. Finished in a very disappointing 17th :(

Final League Table (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/201112/league.jpg)

Season Progress (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/201112/poses.jpg)


CUPS
FA Cup: Lost in 1st Qual Rnd Replay, 1-0 vs Three Bridges.
FA Vase: Lost in Semi Final, 3-1 on agg vs Consett.
Durham County FA Challenge Cup: Lost in Quarter Final , 3-2 vs Shildon.
Brookes Mileson Cup: Lost in Quarter Final, 2-1 aet vs Horden Colliery Welfare.


SQUAD
Just not up for the challenge this season. Poor finishing, and poor defending cost us dearly. I would have signed more players, but there's a cash crisis at the club, and the board blocked most of my transfers.

Season's Transfer Activity (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/201112/trans.jpg)


NEW CLUB RECORDS
Highest Att: 392 vs Three Bridges (FA Cup 1st Q Rnd).
Highest Gate Receipts: 4,500 vs Three Bridges (FA Cup 1st Q Rnd).

Highest Scoring Game: 4-3 vs Consett (League).
Highest Scoring League Game: 4-3 vs Consett (League).

Most Games Without Winning: 8 - 17.3.2012 to 21.4.2012.
Most Assists: 10 - Peter McNeill.
Most MoM: 7 - Jamie Reive.

Worst Discipline: 4Y 2R - Craig Anderson.
Most League Apps For Club: 118 - Nathan Wright, GK.
Most League Goals For Club: 11 - Craig Anderson, MC.
Youngest Goal Scorer: 17years 96days - Iain Watts, ST.

Saxonaitor
06-12-2009, 15:49
One of my backroom staff said I should scout him. He's scored 1 goal so far, he deflected a corner in off his walking stick.

Bit old but that was hilarious! My favourite thread so far keep it up :thup:

psychonaut
06-12-2009, 16:30
2011-2012 Ups And Downs

PREMIER DIVISION
Winners: Man United.
Champions Lg Q: Man City, Sunderland, Chelsea.
Europa Lg Q: Spurs, Everton, Aston Villa.
Relegated: Bolton W, Ipswich Town, Portsmouth.

COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP
Winners: Blackburn Rovers.
Promoted: Leicester City, West Brom.
Relegated: Scunthorpe Utd, Huddersfield Town, Plymouth Argyle.

COCA-COLA LEAGUE 1
Winners: Peterborough Utd.
Promoted: Doncaster Rovers, Derby County.
Relegated: Gillingham, Bournemouth, Chesterfield, Shrewsbury Town.

COCA-COLA LEAGUE 2
Winners: Lincoln City.
Promoted: Northampton Town, Bradford City, Rochdale.
Relegated: Oxford Utd, Aldershot Town.

BLUE SQ PREMIER
Winners: York City.
Promoted: Wrexham.
Relegated: Fleetwood Town, Kidderminster H, Lewes, AFC Telford Utd.

BLUE SQ NORTH
Winner: Oxford City.
Promoted: Histon.
Relegated: Hinckley, Ilkeston Town, Ashton Utd.

BLUE SQ SOUTH
Winner: Eastleigh.
Promoted: Woking.
Relegated: Bath City, Weymouth, Tooting & Mitcham.

ISTHMIAN PREMIER
Winner: Margate.
Promoted: Kingstonian.
Relegated: Hendon, Bognor Regis, Cray, Boreham Wood.

SOUTHERN PREMIER
Winner: Truro City.
Promoted: Halesowen.
Relegated: Dorchester Town, Redditch, Bridgwater, Bashley.

NORTHERN PREMIER PREMIER
Winner: Nantwich.
Promoted: Blyth Spartans.
Relegated: Ossett Town, Curzon Ashton, Cammell Laird, Worksop.

ISTHMIAN DIV1N
Winner: Dartford.
Promoted: Great Wakering.
Relegated: Redbridge, Ilford, Romford.

ISTHMIAN DIV1S
Winner: Croydon Athletic.
Promoted: Leatherhead.
Relegated: Sittingbourne, East Thurrock, Dorking.

NORTHERN PREMIER DIV1N
Winner: Witton Albion.
Promoted: Bridlington.
Relegated: Silsden, Chorley, Durham.

NORTHERN PREMIER DIV1S
Winner: King's Lynn.
Promoted: Buxton.
Relegated: Stamford, Goole, Bedfont Green.

SOUTHERN DIV1M
Winner: Bury Town.
Promoted: Rothwell.
Relegated: Barwell, Sutton Coldfield, Woodford Utd.

SOUTHERN DIV1SW
Winner: Swindon Supermarine.
Promoted: Cirencester.
Relegated: VT F.C., Ringwood, Melksham.

Durham County FA Cup: Hartlepool Resvs.
Northern League Brooks Mileson Cup: Esh Winning.

FA Cup: Man City 3-2 Man United @ Wembley. Att: 90000.
League Cup: Liverpool 0-1 Spurs @ Wembley. Att: 90000.
FA Trophy: York e2-1 Kettering @ Wembley. Att: 13009.
Paint Pot: Norwich 2-4 Leeds @ Wembley. Att: 90000.

Champions League: Valencia 1-0 Porto @ Allianz-Arena, Munich. Att: 56132.
Europa League: Fenerbahce 0-2 Barcelona @ Municipal, Brasov (Romania). Att: 35000.

psychonaut
06-12-2009, 17:32
EURO 2012
Hosts: Poland & Ukraine.
Holders: Spain.

-Group Exits-
Croatia, Germany, Greece, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Sweden.

-Quarter Final-
Ukraine 1-0 Portugal
England p2-2 France
Holland 1-2e Spain
Czech Republic 3-5 Italy

-Semi Final-
Ukraine 0-2 Italy
England 1-2 Spain

-Final-
Italy 1-2 Spain
@ Stadion Slaski, Chorzow, Poland.
Att: 47202.

wandsfan93
06-12-2009, 17:57
No!!! Cray relegated! BTW how the hell did Dartford get relegated in the first season?

psychonaut
06-12-2009, 18:02
2012

Dundee

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/201112/dundeebadge.jpg

Scottish League Division One

History

Founded in 1893, Dundee are a professional Scottish club, currently playing in the Scottish First Division. The club play their home games at Dens Park Stadium and possess adequate training facilities and an average youth setup. The club is affectionately known as The Dees and retains a fierce rivalry with Dundee United.

Having enjoyed their greatest spell of success during the 1990s, The Dees are one of the most successful clubs in Scotland. Boasting a proud total of 40 competition wins. Highlights: Winning the SPL in 1962. Winning the Scottish Cup in 1910, and the League Cup in 1952, 1953, and 1974.


Pre-Season
So, I settle into life at Dens Park, watching a satisfying 8-0 thumping of GH Academy.

I've made a couple of signings so far - most odd of all is our mystery man striker. He's got no name, and no one knows where he was born. To make life easier I've nicknamed him Bagatelle Bill (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/201112/Image5.jpg) because of his adeptness in front of goal so far.

psychonaut
06-12-2009, 18:03
No!!! Cray relegated! BTW how the hell did Dartford get relegated in the first season?

Dartford were just crap :D

wandsfan93
06-12-2009, 18:04
Bit of a jump to go from Northern league to SFL. Then again, Gretna did that a few years ago too.

psychonaut
06-12-2009, 18:23
Knowing my luck, I'll be back in the regional leagues by Christmas 2012...

wandsfan93
06-12-2009, 19:10
Your game makes no sense. Dartford relegated (who irl are top of the league by a clear margin), then Cay relegated (who I support), and England winning a penalty shootout.

MeLikeFM
06-12-2009, 19:41
More people at the Paint Trophy than European Championship Final. Also well done Montenegro

Nobby_McDonald
06-12-2009, 20:43
Crook to Dundee?!

psychonaut
06-12-2009, 23:09
Crook to Dundee?!

Yes - the people of Dundee are known for their unusual decisions, or maybe it's indicative of the state of Scottish football...

Nobby_McDonald
08-12-2009, 02:28
Now you mention it... it must be a combination.

psychonaut
09-12-2009, 22:52
2012 - 2013 ==== DUNDEE ==== Scottish Division 1

SEASON SUMMARY
Lucky to still be in a job. The board had wanted a title challenge. The division was incredibly competitive this year, with five teams all itching to get their mits on the title. Sadly, during the last third of the season we slipped up big time. The team gave away points too easily, and there were calls of "McEwan out!" from the stands. Lost the last game of the season to Partick Thistle, finishing 6th, and I really expected to be given my P45 - however, I'm still in a job. Next season is going to be a rocky road...

League Table (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/201213/table.jpg)

Season Progress (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/201213/pos.jpg)


CUPS
Scottish Cup: 5th Round, lost 1-0 vs Dunfermline.
Scottish League Cup: 3rd Round, lost 2-1 vs Falkirk.
Scottish League Challenge Cup: Runners Up, lost 2-1 aet vs Airdrie Utd (damned o.g. :( )


SQUAD
Big changes. Brought lots of new signings in, kicked out the hopeless causes. Most new signings performed well. Bit disappointed in Thomas Hitchcock, our 1.2M signing from Blackburn. He was voted worst signing of the season, and I wouldn't argue with that - his form was irregular, mostly poor.

Was impressed by Steve Morison (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/201213/mori.jpg), who banged in 17 goals this season.

Transfers (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/FM10/201213/trans.jpg)


NEW CLUB RECORDS
Highest Scoring Game: 4-3 vs Inverness CT (league).

Highest Transfer Fee Paid: 1.3M for Julio Teixidor from Racing.
Highest Transfer Fee Received: 2.2M for Leigh Griffiths to Hull City.
Total Transfer Income: 2.3M.

Fastest Goal: 45 seconds - Sean Higgins vs Dunfermline (league).

psychonaut
09-12-2009, 23:21
2012-2013 Ups And Downs

======SCOTLAND======

PREMIER LEAGUE
Winners: Rangers.
Champs Lg Q: Celtic.
Europa Lg Q: Dundee Utd, Hearts.
Relegated: Aberdeen.

FIRST DIVISION
Winners: Partick Thistle.
Europa Lg Q: Livingston (Scottish Cup Runners up).
Relegated: Airdrie United, Raith Rovers.

SECOND DIVISION
Winners: Dumbarton.
Promoted: Clyde.
Relegated: Forfar Athletic, Berwick Rangers.

THIRD DIVISION
Winners: Brechin City.
Promoted: Stenhousemuir.
Bottom: Albion Rovers.

Scottish Cup: Celtic 5-0 Livingston @ Hampden Park, Att: 52500.
Scottish League Cup: Kilmarnock 2-0 Dundee United @ Hampden Park, Att: 52500.
Scottish League Challenge Cup: Airdrie United e2-1 DUNDEE @ East End Park, Dunfermline. Att: 11998.


======ENGLAND======
PREMIERSHIP
Winners: Manchester City.
Champs Lg Q: Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea.
Europa Lg Q: Aston Villa, Sunderland, West Ham United.
Relegated: West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City, Leicester City.

COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP
Winners: Ipswich Town.
Promoted: Bristol City, Notts County.
Relegated: Cardiff City, Preston North End, Southampton.

COCA-COLA LEAGUE ONE
Winners: Scunthorpe.
Promoted: Leeds United, Brighton.
Relegated: MK Dons, Lincoln City, Rochdale, Bradford City.

COCA-COLA LEAGUE TWO
Winners: Crewe Alexandria.
Promoted: Gillingham, Luton Town, Wycombe Wanderers.
Relegated: Yeovil Town, Stevenage Borough.

BLUE SQUARE PREMIER
Winners: Oxford United.
Promoted: Cambridge United.
Relegated: Woking, Salisbury City, Oxford City, Altrincham.

BLUE SQUARE NORTH
Winners: Farsley Celtic.
Promoted: Fleetwood Town.
Relegated: Bromley, Stafford Rangers, Alfreton.

BLUE SQUARE SOUTH
Winners: Forest Green Rovers.
Promoted: Chelmsford City.
Relegated: Margate, Carshalton, Canvey Island.

ISTHMIAN PREMIER
Winners: Thurrock.
Promoted: St. Neots.
Relegated: Bridlington, Rothwell, Great Wakering, Leatherhead.

SOUTHERN PREMIER
Winners: Hinckley.
Promoted: Hitchin.
Relegated: Banbury, Tiverton, Cirencester, Didcot.

NORTHERN PREMIER PREMIER
Winners: Hyde.
Promoted: Marine.
Relegated: Burscough, Glapwell, Retford, Hucknall.

ISTHMIAN DIV1N
Winners: Boreham Wood.
Promoted: Harrow Borough.
Relegated: Wingate & Finchley, Bowers & Pitsea, Woodbridge.

ISTHMIAN DIV1S
Winners: Dulwich Hamlet.
Promoted: Uxbridge.
Relegated: Eastbourne Town, Molesey, Pagham.

NORTHERN PREMIER D1N
Winners: Radcliffe Boro.
Promoted: Cammel Laird.
Relegated: Mossley, Tow Law, Newcastle Benfield.

NORTHERN PREMIER D1S
Winners: Shawbury United.
Promoted: Matlock Town.
Relegated: Rushall, Market Drayton, Kidsgrove.

SOUTHERN DIV1M
Winners: Redditch.
Promoted: Chesham.
Relegated: Leamington, Shortwood, Potters Bar.

SOUTHERN DIV1SW
Winners: Dorchester Town.
Promoted: Bridgwater.
Relegated: Bracknell, Highworth, Bishop's Cleeve.


FA Cup: Manchster United 1-1p Arsenal. Arsenal win 5-3 on pens @ Wembley. Att: 90000.
League Cup: Manchester City 3-1 Newcastle United @ Wembley. Att: 90000.
JPT: Norwich City e3-2 Blackpool @ Wembley.

Champions League: Real Madrid 1-2 Sevilla @ Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Att: 51082.
Europa League: Barcelona p0-0 Valencia. Barcelona won 5-3 on pens @ San Nicola, Bari. Att: 58270.

Nobby_McDonald
10-12-2009, 01:59
Lots of local teams going down - Stoke, Stafford, Market Drayton and Kidsgrove. :(

And three teams getting relegated from the Isthmian/Northern/Southern First Division regionals?

psychonaut
10-12-2009, 10:10
And three teams getting relegated from the Isthmian/Northern/Southern First Division regionals?

Yep. Good old Bladesman - or young, doesn't say what age he is.

psychonaut
10-12-2009, 16:05
2013-2014 Update

Season is off to a flyer. We've won our first 3 league games, and Dundee sit top of the division.

Things are looking bright this year. And we may have a rising star at the club - Giorgios Moschou, 20, signed from Olympiakos in the summer. His debut match was against SPL team Queen of the South in the League Cup. We were 1-0 down. Moschau came off the subs bench. Talk about an impact!


http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b296/jockolantern/qoshump.jpg

Nobby_McDonald
10-12-2009, 20:38
Yep. Good old Bladesman - or young, doesn't say what age he is.

Should use Uncle Ron's package then. ;)

psychonaut
10-12-2009, 21:40
Should use Uncle Ron's package then. ;)

I might do...Perhaps Bladesman's got some team reputations wrong - hence my swift rise to Scots Div 1...But I fancied playing from lvl 10 :(

psychonaut
10-12-2009, 22:02
Right-o, since there are problems-a-plenty with Bladesman's mammoth league expansion, I'm canning this save, and defecting to Uncle Ron.

Bye bye Dundee - crap city anyway, nothing to do there except drink beer and have a fight. I've been half a dozen times though.

Any Mods dropping by, please padlock!

Neji
11-12-2009, 00:22
Closed by request.