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    FM2009 9.3.0 Database. No Edits.

    Leagues:
    • China (to First Division/Jia League)
    • England (to BSN/BSS)
    • France (to National)
    • Germany (to Second Division)
    • Holland (to Eerste Divisie)
    • Hong Kong (First Division)
    • Ireland (to First Division)
    • Italy (to Serie B)
    • N. Ireland (to Second Division)
    • Norway (to First Division)
    • Scotland (to Second Division)
    • Spain (to Liga adelante)
    • Sweden (to First Division Elite)
    • Turkey (to First Division)
    • Wales (Premier League)
    Starting rep: Semi Pro Footballer.

    I actually started as Sunday League Footballer, but a relegated Norwegian team wouldn't hire me. So retired him and started with Semi Pro rep.

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    Career Summary and Stats

    Club Management


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    Season       Team        Division         Country             Position     
    2009-2010    Distillery  First Division   Northern Ireland         1st 
    2010-2011    Distillery  Premier Division Northern Ireland         3rd
    2011-2012    Gillingham  League One       England                  8th
    2012-2013    Gillingham  League One       England                  2nd
    2013-2014    Gillingham  Championship     England                 10th
    2014-2015    Gillingham  Championship     England                  7th
    2015-2016    Gillingham  Championship     England                  6th
    2016-2017    Celtic      Premier League   Scotland                 1st
    2017-2018    Celtic      Premier League   Scotland            Resigned
    2018-2019    Ajax        Eredivisie       Holland
    International Management

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    Years        Country          Achievements
    2008-2016    Senegal          2010 African Cup of Nations
    2016-2017    Greece
    Trophy Cabinet

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    Year        Team/Country          Achievements
    2009-2010   Distillery            Antrim Trophy Winners
    2009-2010   Distillery            Intermediate Cup Winners           
    2010        Senegal               African Cup of Nations
    2010-2011   Distillery            Irish Cup Winners
    2011-2012   Gillingham            Johnstone's Paint Trophy Winners
    2012-2013   Gillingham            Johnstone's Paint Trophy Winners
    2016-2017   Celtic                Clydesdale Bank Premier League Winners
    2016-2017   Celtic                Scottish Cup Winners
    2017-2018   Celtic                Scottish League Cup Winners
    Career Stats

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    Year          Team/Country          P    W    D    L    F    A 
    2008          Senegal               1    1    0    0    5    2
    2009          Senegal               6    4    1    1   16    6
    2009-2010     Distillery           48   36    8    5   98   31
    2010          Senegal               6    5    0    1   15    2
    2010-2011     Distillery           49   25   14    9   85   48
    2011          Senegal               5    3    1    1    9    6
    2011-2012     Distillery            2    0    1    1    0    2
    2011-2012     Gillingham           57   26   18   13   79   60
    2012          Senegal              12    8    1    3   25    9 
    2012-2013     Gillingham           57   36   13    8   99   46
    2013          Senegal               6    3    2    1   16    9
    2013-2014     Gillingham           50   23    8   19   82   65
    2014          Senegal               9    6    2    1   16   10
    2014-2015     Gillingham           49   24   10   15   90   71
    2015          Senegal               4    2    1    1    9    2
    2015-2016     Gillingham           52   23   16   13   74   60
    2016          Senegal              10    8    1    1   32    5
    2016          Greece                3    1    1    1    4    2
    2016-2017     Celtic               58   38   10   10  104   50
    2017          Greece               11    5    2    4   17   12
    2017-2018     Celtic               53   31   15    7   87   37
    2018-2019     Ajax
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    International Level                73   46   12   15  164   68
    2008-2016     Senegal              59   40    9   10  143   54
    2016-2017     Greece               14    6    3    5   21   14
     
    Club Level                        475  262  113  100  798  470
    2009-2011     Distillery           99   61   23   15  183   81
    2011-2016     Gillingham          265  132   65   68  424  302
    2016-2018     Celtic              111   69   25   17  191   87
    2018-Present  Ajax                
    
    Time at Clubs:

    Distillery - 806 days
    Gillingham - 1789 days
    Celtic - 673 days
    Ajax -
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    September 14, 2008

    Ricky Nakano - Senegal Manager.

    My name doesn't exactly match my job...a Canadian/Hong Kong manager, who hasn't even set foot into Africa, becoming manager of one of the top 50 greatest footballing countries in the world...I don't even know any of the players...well outside of El-Hadji Diouf, and that Hoffenheim striker...

    Senegal have already clinched the top spot of Group 6 in the World Cup Qualifiers (Africa) 2nd Round. First game is against Gambia.

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    Internationals in 2008-2009


    October 10, 2008
    Senegal vs Gambia

    WIN 5-2

    Good to get the first game out of the way, with an easy opponent. I would know Mamadou Niang's name from that game on...

    World Cup Qualifying (Africa) 2nd Round

    World Cup Qualifying (Africa) 3rd Round


    Senegal were put into Group 5, with Nigeria, Togo, and Rwanda. I was a bit uneasy about this group, as I actually knew some Nigerians...probably would have preferred Group 2 (Ghana, Tunisia, Benin, Burkina Faso) or Group 4 (Mali, Egypt, Kenya, Angola), but I'm sure my players would be up to the challenge...

    March 28, 2009
    Nigeria vs Senegal

    LOSE 1-2

    Nigeria were dominating from the start, and before long, we were down 2-0. I did adjust in the 2nd Half, but the red card pretty much sealed our fate. The head to head games against Nigeria will determine who gets to play in the World Cup.

    June 6, 2009
    Senegal vs Rwanda

    WIN 3-0

    Pretty much what I expected.

    September 5, 2009
    Senegal vs Togo

    WIN 3-0

    Didn't expect to win like how I dominated Rwanda, but the most important game is the next one at home, against Martins, Yakubu, Enyeama, Yobo, Shittu, etc...

    September 9, 2009
    Senegal vs Nigeria

    DRAW 2-2

    Devastated. I pretty much knew my chances to taking Senegal to South Africa was over...

    October 10, 2009
    Rwanda vs Senegal

    WIN 4-1

    October 14, 2009
    Togo vs Senegal

    WIN 3-1

    World Cup Qualifying (Africa) 3rd Round

    Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Mali also going to the World Cup.

    Senegal News
    • Henri Camara (Plymouth) has 100 caps for Senegal.
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    Unlucky rancer, it was always going to be tough with Nigeria in your group. Let's hope your team can fair better next time

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    While managing for Senegal, I was also itching to enter club management. I applied to various managerial posts, before a Northern Irish club, Dundela, approached me to become manager near the end of the 2008-2009 season. They accepted my request to wait till the end of the season, as I wanted to expand my options and see what other jobs were out there. Soon enough, Lisburn Distillery, who were just relegated from the Northern Ireland Premier Division, contacted me and wanted me to become their manager. I accepted their offer, and looked forward to bringing them back to the Premier Division.

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    I'm nearly finished my first season at Distillery, so hope to get an update done over the weekend at the latest. I am also in the African Cup of Nations 2010 with Senegal, so there been an update on that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raware View Post
    Unlucky rancer, it was always going to be tough with Nigeria in your group. Let's hope your team can fair better next time
    Thanks.

    African Cup of Nations group: Guinea, Togo, and Angola.

    Oh, and my goal for this career game is to get full scouting knowledge for all the new countries I'm 'visiting'. So I'm not leaving Senegal until I get full knowledge, and same thing with Distillery and Northern Ireland knowledge, unless I, of course, get sacked lol.

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    This is good rancer keep it up

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    2010 African Cup of Nations (Host: Angola)

    Group D - Senegal, Angola, Guinea, Togo

    January 17, 2010
    Angola vs Senegal

    WIN 7-0

    Fantastic result. Maybe this wouldn't be so hard...

    January 22, 2010
    Senegal vs Guinea

    LOST 0-1

    ...or maybe not. A disappointing result considering our fantastic result in game 1.

    January 28, 2010
    Senegal vs Togo

    WIN 2-0

    With Togo leading us by a point heading into the last game, this game was a must win, and win we did.

    Group D Final Standings

    So I finished 2nd in the group, not what I wanted, but good enough to advance to the Quarter-Final, where I face Cameroon, one of the best African footballing nations out there...

    February 1, 2010 - African Cup of Nations Quarterfinal
    Senegal vs Cameroon

    WIN 2-0

    Fantastic result. Cameroon were dominating most of the game, but we scored when it counted. Now onto the Semis!!!

    February 4, 2010 - African Cup of Nations Semi-final
    Ghana vs Senegal

    WIN 2-1

    Yes, yes, yes, another win! It took extra time to defeat Ghana, and I was relieved at the end...Tunisia defeated Mali 2-1 in the other semi. I must not underestimate them in the final...

    February 7, 2010 - African Cup of Nations Final
    Tunisia vs Senegal

    WIN 2-0

    We won the African Cup of Nations!!!

    I'm also 12th in the African Roll of Honour.

    Great work by everyone on the team. The game against Guinea was a dose of reality that we would need to work hard, and we proved the pundits wrong through this African Cup of Nations win!!!

    And Senegal have moved up 16 places to 15th in the World Rankings. We are now the 2nd best African nation, behind Cameroon (13th).
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    Well done rancer a major trophy in your first few years! This will hopefully set the trend for the rest of your career. Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxonaitor View Post
    Well done rancer a major trophy in your first few years! This will hopefully set the trend for the rest of your career. Good Luck!
    Thanks. I didn't have a lot of expectations going into this tournament, other than just getting out of the group. Didn't have any confidence after the Guinea game. The better team won that day. Guinea wanted to more that game. Otherwise, my team worked hard. A common theme is that I don't have enough possession of the ball.

    Next update will probably be an end of the season update with Distillery in Northern Ireland. I hope that with this African Cup of Nations win, more club teams will notice me, and I can find a better job than in the Northern Ireland First Division once I have filled my Northern Ireland knowledge bar.

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    The African Cup of Nations win and my increase in reputation have now given me some options to look over in the summer. Reports have said that teams like Bielefeld (German 2nd Division), Hull (English Championship), FC Zwolle (Dutch Eerste Divisie), and S. Urfaspor (Turkish First Division) are all interested in my services. I believe that most are probably bogus, and I am strongly leaning towards staying with Distillery for another year, but it's nice to be in the news and being wanted.

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    Well done on winning the African Cup of Nations, that's a good way to start your career. Now all you need to do is get away from Northern Ireland.

    I see you've got China loaded, if Rizhiquan come calling would you be able to resist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSalter View Post
    Well done on winning the African Cup of Nations, that's a good way to start your career. Now all you need to do is get away from Northern Ireland.

    I see you've got China loaded, if Rizhiquan come calling would you be able to resist?
    That's what I'm waiting for tbh.

    Hangzhou got promoted to the Jia League the first year, so I'll have to wait another year. I'll see what happens in December 2010.

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    2009-2010
    Lisburn Distillery
    Northern Ireland - First Division


    Media Prediction: 1st
    Finishing Position: 1st
    Irish Cup: lost in Quarter Final (lost 7-6 on penalties to Ballinamallard United)
    League Cup: lost in 3rd Round (3-4 on aggregate to Linfield)
    Antrim Cup: lost in 1st Round (3-4 to Crusaders)
    Antrim Trophy: Winners
    Intermediate Cup: Winners

    Squad

    Squad

    This is basically my team. I had to trial most of my team, and signed the ones that I wanted to permanent contracts. The team that got relegated were on high wages, and were basically...crap!

    Transfers

    Transfers

    Like I said, all the players I signed were on trial at the club first. Sold Shaw, Kilmartin, and Matthews because they were on high wages, and weren't in my plans long term. Really pleased someone wanted 35 year old Matthews, and the $120k price, although not all upfront.

    Future Transfers

    Nothing much, just a new left back, and my backup goalkeeper leaving. (Ignore the job offer thing...)

    Finances

    Finances

    Actually made a profit in Northern Ireland.

    Key Players

    GK - Mark Cousins

    MC - Michael Pook

    MC/MR - Ryan McCann

    ST - Curtis Allen

    ST/AML - Lewis Killeen

    Club Information

    Overview

    Stadium/Facilities

    Goals for the Future
    • Top half in the Premier Division, and hopefully fighting for a European spot
    • Cut wages
    And as you all can see, I'm also tracking my youths. However, I'm not going to actively track them since I'll be switching clubs a few times.

    On the Senegal front, we are now 9th in the World Rankings!!! The best football team in Africa.

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    It's nearing the July transfer window, and I have already been offered a job at a Norwegian First Division club (which I rejected). Shandong just fired their manager, and I'm rumoured to be the leading candidate to take over...

    And I've just been offered the Shandong job...I need to think things over...I've always wanted to manage in China (I got over 40 years experience managing there ) but it's a bit early for me. It's a high risk, high reward job. I'll have to win the league next season.

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    I have officially rejected the Shandong offer ($125k per year for 4 years) with a $6.75 mil transfer budget and $4.2 mil wage budget.

    I seriously think that Distillery have what it takes to get into Europe this season, or at least a mid-table spot. Shandong had some serious holes to fill, and I'll have to do a total rebuild of that team...I'm personally not ready to go to Asia yet.

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    Job offers already coming in! Great work so far and let's hope you can manage to claim a European spot by the end of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raware View Post
    Job offers already coming in! Great work so far and let's hope you can manage to claim a European spot by the end of the year.
    Thanks.

    This is probably my last year in Northern Ireland, regardless of whether I make Europe or not. I reckon a move to an English or German club would be nice. Of course, this is subject to change, depending on the season goes.

    I'll probably be doing monthly reports on Distillery this season.

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    August and September 2010

    August 7 (Premier Division) - Crusaders 1-1 Distillery
    August 14 (Premier Division) - Distillery 2-2 Glentoran
    August 17 (Antrim Cup 1st Round) - Distillery 1-0 Bangor
    August 24 (Premier Division) - Portadown 2-4 Distillery
    August 28 (Premier Division) - Distillery 2-1 Newry
    September 1 (Premier Division) - Loughgall 1-1 Distillery
    September 7 (Antrim Cup Quarter Final) - Glentoran 2-2 Distillery (We win 7-6 on penalties)
    September 11 (Premier Division) - Distillery 0-0 Ballymena United

    Standings

    A good season so far. Haven't lost yet. Would want more wins than draws though...

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    October 2010

    Lisburn Distillery


    2nd: vs Linfield - Premier Division (W 2-0) - Curtis Allen, Michael Pook

    A fantastic result. We've played Linfield a few times, and they always were a tough opponent. We controlled the entire game.

    6th: vs Dungannon - Premier Division (W 2-0) - Lewis Killeen, Ryan McCann

    The chances between the two sides were even for most of the match before Killeen tallied in the 64th minute, and McCann scoring in the 80th minute to give Distillery the win

    16th: at Glenavon - Premier Division (D 0-0)

    Neither of the teams could muster up any scoring chances.

    19th: vs Larne - Antrim Cup Semi Final (W 4-0) - Lewis Killeen (2), Curtis Allen, Neal Gawley

    We scored 3 goals in the first 17 minutes and went on cruise control from there

    23rd: vs Coleraine - Premier Division (D 2-2) - Curtis Allen, Paul Hamilton

    A disappointing result. We led 2-0 after halftime, only for Coleraine to come back to draw the game, assisted with a Paul Hamilton own goal in the 81st minute.

    27th: at Dungannon - League Cup 3rd Round 1st Leg (L 0-1)

    We held the Dungannon squad in check until Callum Kennedy needlessly gave the opposition a penalty.

    Standings

    Still occupying an European spot at least.

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    Should have gone to Shandong But at least you're going well in NI, if you qualify for Europe I'm sure you'll be tempted to hang around for another few months, until you get knocked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSalter View Post
    Should have gone to Shandong But at least you're going well in NI, if you qualify for Europe I'm sure you'll be tempted to hang around for another few months, until you get knocked out.
    Finally, someone has questioned my insanity in rejecting 7 figure wage and transfer budgets, along with a 1000% increase in salary.

    I don't think I can see myself staying at Distillery after June 2011. If there's a job opening in England or Holland that I fancy, I'll take it. And maybe the Rizhiquan opening if there is one.

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    N. Ireland is an easy place to rack up the trophies so you could stay there and pad out your rep abit

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeLikeFM View Post
    N. Ireland is an easy place to rack up the trophies so you could stay there and pad out your rep abit
    I don't necessarily need to stay in Northern Ireland, since I have Senegal, the best international team in Africa, to boost up my rep.

    It all depends on the job openings in December 2010 (for the summer leagues), and late June 2011. If nothing interests me, I'll stay. I'm not leaving any other time of the year, unless it's too good to turn down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    I don't necessarily need to stay in Northern Ireland, since I have Senegal, the best international team in Africa, to boost up my rep.

    It all depends on the job openings in December 2010 (for the summer leagues), and late June 2011. If nothing interests me, I'll stay. I'm not leaving any other time of the year, unless it's too good to turn down.
    Try to manage Shamrock Rovers some time during your career.

    Bring back the glory days

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeLikeFM View Post
    Try to manage Shamrock Rovers some time during your career.

    Bring back the glory days
    I'll think about that. Any league and team is probably an upgrade over Northern Ireland.

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    Ye the quality is pretty shocking altough I shouldnt be so critical, my cousin plays for Glentoran.

    All of the N, Irish teams have been beaten badly in Europe this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeLikeFM View Post
    Ye the quality is pretty shocking altough I shouldnt be so critical, my cousin plays for Glentoran.

    All of the N, Irish teams have been beaten badly in Europe this year.
    Northern Ireland Premier Division has the lowest league rep among playable European nations. They do bad in Europe pretty much every year.

    And what's your cousin's name? Maybe I'll try and sign him.

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    Dean Fitzgerald.

    He is 32 when the game starts so he may have retired

    BTW when I was talking about the Reasults there i meant IRL

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    Dean Fitzgerald isn't in my game anymore.

    And I know you're talking bout RL...

    Most of the Northern Ireland national team play for English and Scottish sides. Their own FA don't even think about players in their domestic league.

    November 2010

    3rd: at Cliftonville - Premier Division (W 1-0) - Lewis Killeen

    A Lewis Killeen goal from a penalty in the 11th minute was enough in a rather dull match.

    6th: at Glentoran - Premier Division (L 0-2)

    All good things must come to an end...and two goals by Gary Hamilton snapped my unbeaten streak in league play.

    9th: vs Linfield - Antrim Cup Final (L 1-2) - Michael Allen

    Went behind 2-0 on another own goal by Paul Hamilton, and a goal by Mark McAllister. I switched to an all out attack in the 2nd half, but only scored one goal.

    13th: vs Loughgall - Premier Division (W 2-0) - Michael Pook, Lewis Killeen

    Distillery went back to their winning ways against a struggling Loughgall squad.

    24th: vs Dungannon - League Cup 3rd Round Leg 2 (W 2-1) - Lewis Killeen, Mark Cousins

    The 2nd leg of my league cup fixture against Dungannon was uneventful - Dungannon scored on a penalty late in the game, and I was scrambling to try and find 2 goals. Alas, I only found one, but at least it was scored by my goalkeeper.

    Standings

    Still hanging around an European spot. Pretty sure Linfield will overtake me, but as long as I keep winning, I'll be alright. (easier said than done! )

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    December 2010

    Lisburn Distillery

    1st: vs Crusaders - Premier Division (W 1-0) - Lewis Killeen

    We dominated this match, but only came up with one goal. Thankfully it was enough for the win.

    4th: at Ballymena Utd - Premier Division (L 1-3) - Curtis Allen

    Worst game of the year so far. We didn't create many opportunities.

    8th: at Newry - Premier Division (D 0-0)

    Quite disappointing match as Newry are in a relegation playoff position.

    11th: vs Portadown - Premier Division (D 1-1)

    Portadown scored a late goal, as we failed to take all the points again.

    18th: vs Cliftonville - Premier Division (W 2-0) - Curtis Allen (2)

    I was looking at another draw, until Allen scored two goals late in the game for the win.

    22nd: at Linfield - Premier Division (L 1-2) - Jamie Day

    Jamie Day scored to take an early lead, but Linfield fought back, and scored a total fluke goal in the 86th minute.

    28th: at Dungannon - Premier Division (W 2-1) - Ryan McCann, Michael Pook

    Two early goals were just enough to get a win.

    Standings

    Technically, we're in 4th...I hope I can find a good striker on a free somehow.

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    Lisburn Distillery

    1st: vs Glentoran - Premier Division (D 1-1) - Lewis Killeen

    We outchanced Glentoran everyway possible. We had 8 shots on target to their 1.

    5th: at Coleraine - Premier Division (W 1-0) - Sandy Nairn

    A penalty kick was good enough to give us 3 points.

    8th: vs Ards Rangers - Irish Cup 5th Round (W 2-1) - Ryan McCann, Rob King - YP1

    Should have dominated, but a goal in extra time by YP1 gave me a deep sigh of relief and we advanced to the 6th Round.

    12th: at Crusaders - Premier Division (L 0-1)

    We had no business winning this rivalry game, and the better team won on this day.

    15th: at Loughgall - Premier Division (D 1-1) - Lewis Killeen

    Fell behind in the 58th minute, but the ref gave us 2 penalties. Unfortunately, Killeen missed one of them.

    22nd: vs Glentoran - Premier Division (W 3-0) - Michael Pook (2), Lewis Killeen

    Fantastic result against the league holders. Pook scored two early goals, and Killeen scored on a penalty.

    26th: vs Newry - Premier Division (W 2-0) - Lewis Kileen, Chris Kennedy

    Another expected win, and new signing ST Chris Kennedy got his first goal at the club.

    Standings

    Sitting in a solid 3rd place. And I'm nearly out of debt.

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    February 2011

    Lisburn Distillery

    2nd: at Portadown - Premier Division (W 3-0) - Ryan McCann, Lewis Killeen, Johnny Monaghan - YP2

    Wasn't exactly a dominating game, but we scored when the shots were on target...

    5th: at Ballymena Utd - Irish Cup 6th Round (W 3-1) - Lewis Killeen, Johnny Monaghan - YP2, Paul Hamilton

    The game was tied at 1 going into extra-time. Ballymena were down a man due to injury, and we capitalized on the man advantage.

    12th: vs Ballymena Utd - Premier Division (D 0-0)

    A dull match with no real scoring opportunities for either team.

    19th: at Cliftonville - Premier Division (W 1-0) - Jamie Day

    Both teams had 3 shots in total, but a Jamie Day strike in the 26th minute was enough to take 3 points.

    Standings

    A solid 3rd place. I've signed the core of the team to a new contract. The rest of the team will be evaluated at the end of the season.

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    March 2011

    Lisburn Distillery

    5th: vs Dungannon - Premier Division (W 2-0) - Sandy Nairn, Michael Pook

    We peppered Dungannon with over 20 shots (although only 6 on target) and got 2 goals in the latter half of the game to keep up with the rest of the top 4 teams.

    12th: at Glenavon - Premier Division (L 2-3) - Michael Pook, Curtis Allen

    Trevor Molloy scored 2 goals for Glenavon, and an own goal by Paul Hamilton proved to be the difference maker in this match.

    16th: vs Portadown - Irish Cup Quarter Final (W 2-1) - Curtis Allen, Chris Kennedy

    Two early goals by Allen (5th minute) and Kennedy (11th) was enough to win the cup match against Portadown despite GK Mark Cousins scoring an own goal.

    19th: vs Coleraine - Premier Division (D 1-1) - Michael Allen

    A disappointing result as I failed to take all the points at home for some breathing room for the 3rd spot.

    22nd: vs Linfield - Premier Division (L 0-2)

    Mark Miskimmon scored 2 goals for Linfield as Distillery are now level on points with Cliftonville.

    25th: vs Ballyclare - Irish Cup Semi Final (W 5-2) - Lewis Killeen, Chris Kennedy, Jamie Day (2), Michael Cummins

    Was a bit annoyed after it was tied 2-2 going into extra time, against a First Division club and my feeder club no less. So I gave a 10 minute (beep) tirade, and my team scored 3 goals in extra time to advance to the final -- against Linfield.

    Standings

    Still in 3rd place. We aren't officially in Europe, so I still have to keep winning next month. The H2H game against Cliftonville is a must win, although the 3rd and 4th place teams to go the Europa League 1st Qualifying Round anyways, but 3rd place is better than 4th place.

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    April 2011

    Lisburn Distillery - The Home Stretch

    9th: vs Glentoran - Premier Division (W 8-0) - Curtis Allen (3), Lewis Killeen, Sandy Nairn, Michael Cummins, Neal Gawley, Ryan McCann

    What a beating! Fantastic result.

    16th: at Cliftonville - Premier Division (D 2-2) - Lewis Killeen, Michael Pook

    Followed up the beating with an average performance. We didn't lose any points at least.

    19th: vs Glenavon - Premier Division (W 5-1) - Jamie Day, Chris Kennedy, Michael Cummins, Michael Pook, Curtis Allen

    Didn't have much possession (43%), but we still scored FIVE!

    23rd: at Ballymena Utd - Premier Division (L 0-3)

    Didn't have much possession (43%), and we got horribly outplayed...

    30th: vs Linfield - Irish Cup Final (W 2-1) - Lewis Killeen, Curtis Allen

    Yes! Irish Cup Champions!!!

    May 2011

    3rd: at Linfield - Premier Division (L 2-3) - Callum Kennedy, James Hancox

    Linfield scored 3 unanswered goals in the 2nd half. Quite disappointing as we would have finished 2nd if I won this match.

    Standings

    Full update coming up.

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    2010-2011
    Lisburn Distillery
    Northern Ireland - Premier Division Division


    Media Prediction: 7th
    Finishing Position: 3rd
    Irish Cup: Winners
    League Cup: lost in 3rd Round (2-2 on aggregate due to away goals to Dungannon)
    Antrim Cup: Finalists (lost in Linfield in the Final)

    Squad

    Squad

    Transfers

    Transfers

    The players we signed this year on a free were very important to my success this year, like Callum Kennedy and Jamie Day.

    Finances

    Finances

    Stop rubbing your eyes, Mr. Accountant, we're out of debt!

    Key Players

    GK - Mark Cousins

    DL/ML - Callum Kennedy

    DL/ML - Jamie Day

    MR/MC/DR - Ryan McCann

    MC/DC - Johnny Monaghan YP2

    MC - Michael Pook

    AML/AMR - Neal Gawley

    ST/AML - Lewis Killeen

    ST - Chris Kennedy

    ST - Curtis Allen

    Club Information

    Overview

    Stadium/Facilities

    Goals for the Future

    If I stay:
    • win the league
    • win the Irish Cup
    • make another good profit
    If I leave:
    • find a good job with the right team
    • bring YP2 with me to my new team (and maybe Mark Cousins and Chris Kennedy as well)*
    *dependent on what kind of team and talent level I am managing

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    I just realized that Rizhiquan are now playable in the 2011 season. They haven't fired their manager yet though.

    On the job front, nothing interesting of note as of June 19, 2011.

    And I'm actually in the Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round because I won the Irish Cup.

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    8-0 v Glentoran!!! Amazing result. I always struggled when playing them, they always seemed to be my bogey team when i was managing in N.Ireland.

    And well done on claiming the Irish Cup

    Like you say, if you do decide to leave, make sure you take Johnny Monaghan with you. He looks pretty decent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raware View Post
    8-0 v Glentoran!!! Amazing result. I always struggled when playing them, they always seemed to be my bogey team when i was managing in N.Ireland.

    And well done on claiming the Irish Cup

    Like you say, if you do decide to leave, make sure you take Johnny Monaghan with you. He looks pretty decent
    My bogey team in Northern Ireland seems to be Ballymena Utd. I cannot beat them consistently. I've had better times against Linfield as you can see.

    Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round: vs Zeta (Macedonia)

    So hopefully we do well, and maybe, with luck (and a bit of skill) move on to the next round! It's before July 1st, so I'll play a couple more games at the minimum as Distillery manager.

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    Great season, now find yourself a better job

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    I'll try JSalter.

    I'm planning to stay at least until my European campaign is over (I know it won't be long before I get knocked out )

    Job Search


    July 1st: Rangers (Scotland), Gladbach (Germany), Chelmsford (BSS), Marine (BSN), Tiverton (BSS) - maybe a bit of interest in Gladbach, but for now, I rather stay at Distillery with these options. I prefer a move to England (League One, League Two, or BSP side)

    July 2nd: offered a new 3 year contract at $34.5k per year. Accepted (for now anyways)

    July 2nd: Gladbach job gone, St. Pauli post open (Germany)

    July 3rd: Stromsgodset (Norway), Chelmsford (BSS), Marine (BSN), Tiverton (BSS) - I'll keep looking...

    July 5th: Applied for Valerenga (Norway) job. The board are seething.

    July 6th: Valerenga application unsuccessful. Only BSN and BSS jobs left.

    July 8th: no jobs of note

    July 10th: I'm done with job searching for now. There's nothing that I fancy moving to of note.

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    Lisburn Distillery

    * - denotes trialist

    June 2011


    30th: vs Zeta (Montenegro) - Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round 1st Leg - (D 0-0)

    We were outplayed, but we didn't concede. Now comes the challenging 2nd leg...

    July 2011

    7th: at Zeta (Montenegro) - Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg - (L 0-2)

    Pretty even match, but Zeta scored when they needed to.

    16th: vs MK Dons (League One) - Friendly - (W 4-0) - Wayne Gray* (2), Curtis Allen, Lee Crocker OG

    I was shocked by the result. We beat a League One side 4-0.

    20th: vs Norwich City (League One) - Friendly - (W 1-0) - Ryan McCann

    We got outplayed, but a goal from a corner was good enough to win the game.

    23rd: vs Southampton (Championship) - Friendly - (W 1-0) - Ben Wright*

    Another good result in a friendly, this time against a Championship side.

    27th: vs Crystal Palace Reserves (Premiership) - Friendly - (L 1-2) - Ben Wright*

    It was an even game, until Jon Stead scored in extra for CP Reserves.

    29th: at Killyleagh - Friendly - (W 3-0) - Ryan McCann (2), Ben Wright*

    An expected win against my feeder club.

    August 2011

    3rd: at Carrick - Friendly - (W 3-1) - Jamie Day, Johnny Monaghan YP2, Lewis Killeen

    Another win, this time against my former feeder club.

    Transfers

    I have only one transfer in so far, that being former Liverpool and Man Utd centre back Scott Wootton. I've also trialed countless players from all positions, and have offered out contracts to former Spurs left back Cian Hughton, former Luton defender Michael McQuitty, and AMC/ST Damon Smith (regen), previously at Rochdale.


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    August 6, 2011 BREAKING NEWS

    Canadian Ricky Nakano resigns as Distillery Boss

    LISBURN - Ricky Nakano has resigned from his managerial post at Lisburn Distillery with immediate effect. Pundits in Northern Ireland, along with fans of Distillery, were shocked to hear the news. However, Nakano has been rumoured to seek a new challenge in a tougher league, and reports have indicated that he applied for the Norwegian Premier Division outfit Valerenga. Reports that indicated that Nakano is a couple days away from signing with a new team.

    August 8, 2011 BREAKING NEWS

    Ricky Nakano becomes manager of Gillingham

    GILLINGHAM -Ricky Nakano was unveiled today as the new manager of The Gills. The former Lisburn Distillery manager is said to be very exciting of the challenge of managing the League One side. "I am delighted to be the manager of Gillingham. I envision a bright future with this club, with many trophies. My experience as the manager of Lisburn Distillery taught me many aspects of being a football manager, and I'm pleased to be here.

    There are already rumours surfacing that Nakano might be planning to sign several players from Distillery to Gillingham, notably Johnny Monaghan.


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    Great read rancer I look forward to see this career unfold KUTGW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welsh Wizard View Post
    Great read rancer I look forward to see this career unfold KUTGW
    Thanks mate. My time so far with The Gills have been a bit of a struggle so far. I don't exactly like the squad. I'll have to rebuild the whole team, which means a lot of selling, and signings players on a free (or a small transfer fee). I'll hang in there though, and hope I meet expectations (mid table finish).

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    You've left Distillery then!? Any reasons why other than the standard of league?

    Good luck with Gillingham. From the sounds of it, you've got a tough job ahead of you! Just make sure you take Johnny Monaghan with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raware View Post
    You've left Distillery then!? Any reasons why other than the standard of league?

    Good luck with Gillingham. From the sounds of it, you've got a tough job ahead of you! Just make sure you take Johnny Monaghan with you!
    I left because I realized that I lost motivation in managing Distillery. I was looking at other vacancies that I didn't think I will do a good job with them.

    Anyways, the next update is coming very soon. So stayed tuned. I'm bringing some Distillery kids over.

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    Gillingham

    I joined the Gills one game into the season, a 2-1 loss to Brentford.

    August 2011

    10th: at Bristol City - League Cup 1st Round - L 0-3

    A match I would like to forget. I didn't really know any of the players, so I created a lineup with the assistance of a coach. (I didn't even have an Ass Man...)

    13th: at Oldham - League One - L 1-2 - Glenn Murray

    An even match, but Oldham just scored one more goal...

    20th: vs Lincoln - League One - D 1-1 - Glenn Murray

    First time in England where I actually had a lead. It lasted 15 minutes before Lincoln tied the game.

    27th: at Southend - League One - L 0-2

    The team really didn't show up. Although, the team is still gelling...

    Standings

    Quite a struggle so far. I hope my team gels soon...

    Transfers

    As you can see, I brought YP1 and YP2 over to The Gills. YP3 is quite pricey atm mind. Maybe in a year.

    Sold players who were not part of my plan.

    Key player - Johan Svensson

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    Johan Svensson looks good

    I see you got Joe Jacobson the ex Cardiff player. I've got him on my Gundo's save in Wales. He gets a few assists at LB and can play LM as well so a good buy

    Tough start with many new players few games and you will be firing on all cylinders. Mid table is possible

    who did Glenn Murray used to play for? Brighton?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welsh Wizard View Post
    Johan Svensson looks good

    I see you got Joe Jacobson the ex Cardiff player. I've got him on my Gundo's save in Wales. He gets a few assists at LB and can play LM as well so a good buy

    Tough start with many new players few games and you will be firing on all cylinders. Mid table is possible
    Oh, I didn't sign him. I signed everyone after (I didn't sign Murray either) August 8th. But Jacobson looks decent, and he'll be in my plans for now.

    Hope September will be a better month...

    EDIT: Yeah, Glenn Murray played at Brighton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    Oh, I didn't sign him. I signed everyone after (I didn't sign Murray either) August 8th. But Jacobson looks decent, and he'll be in my plans for now.

    Hope September will be a better month...

    EDIT: Yeah, Glenn Murray played at Brighton.
    lol well who ever signed them did well.

    I only know Glenn Murray played for Brighton because on fifa 09 I'm them in a tournament and he scores a few he also quite tall.

    Good luck lets get some wins in September.....

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    Gillingham

    September 2011

    3rd: vs Tranmere - League 1 - W 3-0 - Mark Burchill (3)

    Yes, I finally got a win! A Mark Burchill hat trick, and Svensson got an assist.

    10th: at MK Dons - League 1 - W 3-0 - Anthony Grant, Ritchie Jones, Glenn Murray

    Possession and chances were equal, but we have Svensson, who got another 2 assists.

    17th: at Leyton Orient - League 1 - L 0-1

    Both teams had one shot on target. Leyton Orient scored on their shot. We didn't.

    24th: vs Chesterfield - League 1 - W 3-0 - Fabio Borini (2), Glenn Murray

    Former Chelsea farmhand Borini scored 2 goals, and Murray added another, and we were up 3-0 by halftime. Svensson got another assist.

    Standings

    Guess who got Player of the Month?

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    Gillingham

    October 2011

    4th: at MK Dons - Johnstone's Paint Trophy South 2nd Round - W 1-0 - Mark Burchill

    A solid game, although the goal did come from a penalty.

    12th: vs Colchester - League 1 - D 1-1 - Fabio Borini

    An even game, with even chances.

    15th: at Huddersfield - League 1 - L 0-3

    We didn't really show up.

    18th: vs Scunthorpe - League 1 - W 2-0 - Glenn Murray (2)

    Two Glenn Murray goals in the 1st Half were good enough for the win.

    22nd: at Burnley - League 1 - L 1-4 - Anthony Grant

    My team doesn't show up away from home...Svensson injured.

    25th: vs Northampton - League 1 - D 1-1 - Glenn Murray

    Can't win at home now. Borini and Burchill both injured.

    29th: vs Wycombe - League 1 - D 0-0

    Can't score now. 2 goals called off from a bloody offside.

    Standings

    Only 1 league win this month. Hope next month is a bit better, although I'm mostly away from home, so hope I suddenly have good away form, which I do not expect...

    Former Teams
    • Lisburn Distillery - Premier Division - Northern Ireland - 2nd (after 8 games)

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    Gillingham

    November 2011

    1st: at Watford - Johnstone's Paint Trophy South Quarter Final - (D 0-0) - we win 7-6 on penalties

    Nothing happened in full time, but we can take penalties at least.

    3rd: vs Hartlepool - FA Cup 1st Round - W 3-0 - Ritchie Jones, Willie Overtoom, Anthony Grant

    We can beat up League Two opposition. We came out on top with the win.

    12th: at Norwich - League 1 - L 3-4 - Anthony Grant, Glenn Murray, Mark Birchill

    Horrible luck, as Norwich scored 3 goals in 10 minutes (48th which was an OG, 49th, 53rd) to win.

    19th: at Carlisle - League 1 - D 0-0

    A horrible game against last place Carlisle, we didn't even get a shot on target...

    22nd: vs Stockport - League 1 - W 1-0 - Victor Palsson

    22nd minute strike by Palsson was good enough to win, although a red card in the 78th minute made me a bit nervous near the end...

    26th: vs Burnley - FA Cup 2nd Round - W 3-0 - Resit Schuurman, Victor Palsson, Adam Miller

    A dominant win. I wish I could win with such ease in league games...

    Standings

    So I'm just outside the relegation zone...I might start selling some players who are at the end of their contracts to avoid losing them on frees.

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    Senegal

    2011 Year in Review

    (only African Cup of Nations and World Cup Qualifying will have screenshots)

    June 6th: at Egypt - Friendly - D 0-0

    Even chances in an even game.

    August 10th: vs USA - Friendly - W 2-1 - Demba Ba, El-Hadji Diouf

    We didn't have a lot of possession against America, but we had more chances.

    September 3rd: at Canada - Friendly - L 1-2 - Abdoulaye Faye

    No, I wasn't playing it easy against the Canadians to boost their world ranking, at least not deliberately. Brighton striker Simeon Jackson (and former Gills player) scored in the 90th minute at BMO Field at Toronto in front of over 14,000.

    September 7th: vs Japan - Friendly - W 3-2 - Lamine Diarra (2), Papa Bouba Diop

    Solid game, and a good win.

    October 8th: at Hong Kong - Friendly - W 3-1 - Mamadou Niang, El-Hadji Diouf, Demba Ba

    Another win for Senegal, this time against my 2nd nationality country.

    Looking ahead...2012

    WCQ (Africa) 2nd Round - Comoros, Rwanda, Sudan, Senegal - we should win every game.
    African Cup of Nations 2012 - Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, South Africa - we should advance to the Quarter Finals.


    World Rankings: 31st

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    Gillingham

    December 2011

    3rd: at Barnsley - League 1 - L 0-4

    I rather not talk about the game...

    10th: vs Walsall - League 1 - W 2-1 - Mark Burchill, Ritchie Jones

    We're back to our winning ways - at least for a game.

    14th: vs Bristol Rovers - Johnstone's Paint Trophy South Semi-Final - W 4-1 - Glenn Murray (4)

    2 game winning streak!

    17th: at Watford - League 1 - L 0-3

    Maybe I should try and develop an away tactic...

    26th: vs Brighton - League 1 - D 2-2 - Mark Burchill, Jim McNulty OG

    An own goal late in the game gave me some relief.

    28th: at Peterborough - League 1 - L 1-2 - Mark Burchill

    During this game, I kind of developed a new tactic. We did score one with it at least.

    Standings

    Thankfully, still above the relegation zone. My form needs to improve though if I want to stay in League 1.

    I kind of developed a new tactic. It's a 4-1-3-2 tactic that I've used before in other FM09 games. It should help with the scoring hopefully.

    I'm also cleaning house in January, selling all deadwood for cheap to lower the wage bill, and bringing in players I want. All January transfer news will be in the next club update.

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    A good read so far rancer. I love the fact that you were the manager of Distilery and Senegal at the same time! The African Nations and Intermediate League Cup in the same season must be a unique double.

    Good luck for the rest of the season with Gillingham - looks like you've got a relegation scrap on your hands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeeD View Post
    A good read so far rancer. I love the fact that you were the manager of Distilery and Senegal at the same time! The African Nations and Intermediate League Cup in the same season must be a unique double.

    Good luck for the rest of the season with Gillingham - looks like you've got a relegation scrap on your hands!
    Thanks Big D. I did win the Antrim Cup too! The most unique triple.

    I'll need to win at home at the minimum, and hopefully scrap a point here and there on the road. I've brought in a lot of reinforcements so hope that's enough to avoid relegation and possibly the sack.

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    Gillingham

    January 2012

    1st: vs Southend - League 1 - D 1-1 - Glenn Murray

    One of those games where you should have won but didn't.

    4th: vs West Brom - FA Cup 3rd Round - D 1-1 - Fabio Borini

    Pleased with a draw against Premier League opposition. The red card certainly helped my chances. Hope not to get embarassed in the Replay...

    7th: vs Oldham - League 1 - W 4-2 - Glenn Murray, Fabio Borini, Ryan Conroy, Haris Vuckic OG

    This game was pretty much over after 45 minutes. An important 3 points.

    11th: at West Brom - FA Cup 3rd Round Replay - D 0-0 (WIN 5-4 on penalties)

    A shocking result. FA Cup 4th round.

    14th: at Lincoln - League 1 - D 2-2 - Glenn Murray, Johan Svensson

    Another game, another draw.

    18th: vs Colchester - Johnstone's Paint Trophy South Final Leg 1 - W 1-0 - Luke Freeman

    New loan signing Luke Freeman scored the only goal of the game.

    21st: at Coventry - FA Cup 4th Round - L 0-2

    The FA Cup run comes to an end...

    25th: at Brentford - League 1 - W 1-0 - Johan Svensson

    Starting to win on the road. Svensson scores his 2nd goal for the club.


    28th: vs MK Dons - League 1 - D 1-1 - Arnaud Brocard OG

    An own goal saved us and we got a point.

    31st: vs Leyton Orient - League 1 - W 3-1 - Sebastian Advic, Marcel, Glenn Murray

    Goals by new signings Advic and Marcel help us win this game and stay out of relegation.

    Standings

    New signings:

    GK - Adam Bogdan - free transfer

    DR - Sebastian Avdic - $10k (Elfsborg)

    MC - Barry Gough - free transfer (Morton)

    AML/ST - Nathan Craig - loan

    MC/ST - Richard Burgin - loan

    ST - Marcel - free transfer

    ST - Gavin Edwards - loan

    ST - Luke Freeman - loan

    I love finding players in Sweden.

    There's also a African Cup of Nations update, but that won't come till later.

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    Advic and Marcel look great. a few good buys. good bit of business done in the window it seems.

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    Senegal

    2012 African Cup of Nations

    Group D with Ivory Coast, South Africa, and Mali

    Game 1: vs Ivory Coast - L 1-3

    Really should have done better, but Ivory Coast is tough opposition. We did lose against Nigeria at the last African Cup of Nations.

    Game 2
    : vs South Africa - W 1-0

    Scoreline should have been greater, but a win is a win.

    Game 3: vs Mali - D 0-0

    We were on the defensive too much this match. We really didn't deserve to win this game, but the result was enough to advance.

    Group Stages

    Quarter-Final: vs Tunisia - D 2-2 (win 6-5 on penalties)

    An even match, and I was relieved to advance on penalties.

    Semi-Final:
    vs Nigeria - L 1-2

    A late goal by Yakubu knocked us out of the African Cup of Nations final.

    3rd Place Playoff: vs Ghana - L 1-2

    A frustrating result with another late goal conceded.

    Overall, I'm disappointed with my performance. We didn't play as well as I knew my team could play. I think I'm very close to resigning, and fancy a challenge with an European national team.

    Looking at the attendances, I hope Gabon doesn't host another African Cup of Nations...although the semi-finals and the final had 30,000+ in attendance.

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    Gillingham

    February 2012

    4th: at Chesterfield - League 1 - W 1-0 - Marcel

    An early goal by Marcel gave the team confidence and we controlled the rest of the game and take all the points.

    8th: at Tranmere - League 1 - W 1-0 - Luke Freeman

    A goal by loan ST Freeman early in the 2nd half was enough for The Gills to record another victory.

    11th: vs Swindon - League 1 - W 2-1 - Resit Schuurman (2)

    Two 2nd half goals by my right midfielder led us to a come from behind victory.

    14th: at Colchester - Johnstone's Paint Trophy South Final Leg 2 - D 1-1 (win 2-1 on aggregate) - Ritchie Jones

    Colchester scored early by a goal from Shelton Martis, but a Ritchie Jones equalizer in the 68th minute put The Gills fans in pandemonium as we advance to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final against Huddersfield at Wembley.

    18th: at Colchester - League 1 - W 2-1 - Fabio Borini, Joe Jacobson

    We stayed at Colchester for the league match, and beat them again.

    25th: vs Huddersfield - League 1 - W 2-0 - Neal Trotman, Marcel

    We won again, against promotion candidates and my opponent for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final.

    28th: at Scunthorpe - League 1 - W 2-0 - Marcel, Sebastian Advic

    A game we dominated from start to finish. I was a bit worried after 45 minutes, with the score nil-nil, but a 67th and a 85th minute helped me relax a bit.

    Standings

    What a difference a month makes! I'm still shocked at what happened in the month of February.

    Former Clubs:
    • Lisburn Distillery - Premier Division - Northern Ireland - 2nd (after 28 games)

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    Wow what a month you could make the play-offs well done

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    Yeah, Welsh Wizard, I'm hoping maybe I'll sneak in with the last playoff spot. From relegation to promotion, what a story.

    Gillingham

    March 2012

    3rd: vs Burnley - League 1 - W 1-0 - Resit Schuurman

    A 7th minute goal by Schuurman was enough to win and inch closer to that playoff spot!

    6th: at Northampton - League 1 - D 1-1 - Luke Freeman

    The team was outplayed by Northampton, but Freeman scored in the 59th minute to salvage a draw.

    10th: vs Carlisle - League 1 - D 0-0

    The shots were 15-1 in favour of us. We lost 2 points in this game.

    17th: at Wycombe - League 1 - W 3-1- Jamie Young OG, Marcel (2)

    An early lead from an own goal put the pressure on Wycombe to score an equalizer, which they never did, as we secured another victory.

    24th: vs Norwich - League 1 - D 1-1 - Resit Schuurman

    I was neutral about the draw. We're keeping pace with the other teams for that last playoff spot.

    Standings

    One more month in the season left!! I'm hoping I'll be able to sneak into the playoffs and go from there.

    Former Clubs:
    • Lisburn Distillery - Premier Division - Northern Ireland - 2nd (after 33 games)

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    6 games left I think 4or5 wins are needed to get the last place. Could you regret the draw vs Carlisle big time?

    will you stay as manager if you miss the play-offs?

    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welsh Wizard View Post
    6 games left I think 4or5 wins are needed to get the last place. Could you regret the draw vs Carlisle big time?

    will you stay as manager if you miss the play-offs?

    good luck
    I hope not.

    I already have a bit of a stumbling block in early April. I'm still very much in the race for the last spot though. I would definitely need a lot of help and luck.

    My preference is to stay at Gillingham, although I would entertain offer from other English clubs, and only English clubs. I've already been rumoured to be the leading candidate for the Wolves and Leicester managerial positions, but I probably won't read too much into it. My priority would be to stay with The Gills and aim for promotion next year, regardless of whether I get into the playoffs or not this year.

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    Gillingham

    April 2012

    1st: vs Huddersfield - Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final - W 2-0

    Another trophy to add to the trophy cabinet.

    4th: at Walsall - League 1 - L 0-3

    A really disappointing result. It was my first loss since late January.

    7th: at Stockport - League 1 - W 2-1 - Mark Jones OG, Victor Palsson

    We narrowly defeated Stockport. I need to keep winning...

    9th: vs Barnsley - League 1 - D 1-1 - Luke Freeman

    We gave up a 92nd minute goal, and we lose 2 valuable points.

    14th: vs Watford - League 1 - D 1-1 - Luke Freeman

    This time, I gave up a 90th minute goal, 4 valuable points lost this month. (and the bloody ref gave Watford a penalty in the 95th minute!!! Good thing he missed.) 6 points out with 2 games left.

    21st: at Brighton - League 1 - W 3-1 - Marcel (2), Nathan Craig

    We won, but it was too late.

    28th: vs Peterborough - League 1 - W 2-0 - Marcel, Luke Freeman

    We end the year on a winning streak.

    Standings

    The draws absolutely killed us down the stretch.

    I'll do an end of season update after the playoffs finish.

    Former Clubs:
    • Lisburn Distillery - Premier Division - Northern Ireland - 3rd (end of season) - With most of their key players leaving the club, I won't be surprised if the team I built is dismantled quickly, which is a bit of a shame.

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    2011-2012
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    England - League One


    Media Prediction: 18th
    Finishing Position: 8th Past Positions
    FA Cup: lost to Coventry in the 4th Round (defeated Hartlepool, Burnley, West Brom)
    League Cup: lost to Bristol City in the 1st Round
    Johnstone's Paint Trophy: Winners

    Squad

    Squad

    Transfers

    Transfers 1

    Transfers 2

    All transfers after August 8th were executed by me.

    Finances

    Finances

    Key Players

    GK - Adam Bogdan

    DR/DM/MC - Anthony Grant

    DRC - Paul Rodgers

    DL/ML - Joe Jacobson

    DL/AML - Ryan Conroy

    MR - Resit Schuurman

    MC/DM - Ritchie Jones

    MC/DM - Victor Palsson

    AML - Johan Svensson

    ST - Glenn Murray

    ST - Luke Freeman

    ST - Marcel

    Club Information

    Affiliations

    Club Overview

    Club Stadium/Facilities

    Goals for the Future
    • Promotion with The Gills
    • Improve Facilities
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    unlucky on missing out but next season you should get play-offs atleast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welsh Wizard View Post
    unlucky on missing out but next season you should get play-offs atleast
    Considering I was near the relegation zone for half the year, I'm more relieved that I'm still in League 1!

    Most of the key players on my squad will be back for another year, and I'm hoping to get some reinforcements in the summer transfer window, so I hope I can get an automatic promotion, because playoffs haven't been kind to me.

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    Gillingham

    Preseason


    July 7th: at Dag & Red - D 1-1 - Jonathon Kirby
    July 9th: vs Doncaster - W 4-2 - Marcel (3), Ritchie Jones
    July 11th: vs Swansea - L 0-2
    July 20th: vs Leeds - D 1-1 - Marcel
    July 25th: vs Hull - D 1-1 - Luke Freeman
    July 27th: vs QPR - W 1-0 - Luke Freeman


    August 2012

    11th: at Chesterfield - League 1 - D 1-1 - Marcel

    Marcel scored on a penalty in the 44th minute, but somehow, there was 4 minutes of extra time, and Chesterfield drew level before the end of the half.

    15th: at Wycombe - League Cup 1st Round - W 1-0 - Luke Freeman

    A Luke Freeman goal was enough to defeat Wycombe.

    18th: at Scunthorpe - League 1 - W 3-1 - Luke Freeman (2), Marcel

    Despite getting scored on in the 3rd minute, and being one man down after 20, Freeman and Marcel scored in the 2nd half to get the win.

    25th: vs Wycombe - League 1 - W 4-1 - Marcel (2), Ryan Conroy, Fabio Borini

    We dominated Wycombe in our second encounter this month.

    29th: at Aston Villa - League Cup 2nd Round - L 2-4 - Fabio Borini (2)

    A bit misleading as we were down 3-0 after 45 minutes. Borini scored twice as a substitute to make the score respectable.

    Standings

    Transfers

    Adam Dunk - free, former club: Millwall

    Andrea Mutombo - loan (50% wages)

    Barry James - free, former club: Chelsea

    Chris Basham - free, former club: Bolton

    Guomundur Guomundsson - free, former club: Volsungur (Iceland)

    James Dunne - free, former club: Barnsley

    Jeremy Helan - free, former club: Man City

    Jonathan Kirby - free, former club: Fulham

    Luke Freeman - loan

    Martins Kozlovs - free, former club: Vindava

    Reinhard Breinburg - free, former club: Preston

    SUMMER TRANSFERS

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    Great work in the league last year to finish just outside the play offs, not to mention winning the Paint pot cup

    A good start to the new campaign too, i reckon a play off push is on the cards this year, maybe even automatic. Great work so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raware View Post
    Great work in the league last year to finish just outside the play offs, not to mention winning the Paint pot cup

    A good start to the new campaign too, i reckon a play off push is on the cards this year, maybe even automatic. Great work so far!
    Thanks. I signed a lot of players on relative big paypackets but have depth at all positions now. I'm aiming for promotion, but not taking anything as a given. I'm taking it one game at a time.

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    Good start but still early days

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    Good squad from the looks of things. Luke Freeman looks immense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thistles * player View Post
    Good squad from the looks of things. Luke Freeman looks immense!
    Thanks. I didn't find Luke Freeman through scouts or anything, but through the transfer clauses, and I loaned him in January. He did well, so this year, I loaned him for the entire season. He belonged to The Gills from the beginning, so I'm hoping I can sign him permanently one day.

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    Gillingham

    September 2012

    1st: vs Burnley - League 1 - W 4-1 - Luke Freeman (2), Marcel (2)

    We were in control from start to finish.

    15th: vs Northampton - League 1 - D 1-1 - Reinhard Breinburg

    I had fancied a better result, but I'll move on taking the point.

    19th: at Port Vale - League 1 - D 0-0

    No excuses here. My strikers aren't doing much.

    22nd: at Norwich - League 1 - L 0-1

    First loss of the year, because Paul Rodgers scored an own goal.

    29th: vs Colchester - League 1 - W 1-0 - Luke Freeman

    Good to end the month on a win.

    Standings

    I've also had a look at the future of the Senegal national team, and I found a couple who I can add to my Gills club: Ibrahima Mbaye, and Pape Cissokho. They need some caps and a work permit. I'll fix that no problem though.

    I also need a better right midfielder, and my ass man recommended a Dutchman and a Norweigan. I'm still deciding whether to put in a bid for either of them right now. With Gashi, I wouldn't mind waiting till 2013 in hopes of signing him on a free. I wouldn't mind putting in a bid of Roest, although I'll definitely have competition with Championship clubs.

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    A good start to the season rancer. The league looks tight at the moment though - hopefully you can keep that form going.

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    Gillingham, better than Distillery I guess, you're moving up in the world Good first season with them, and a good start this year, you should be in with a chance of promotion.

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    Thanks Big D and JSalter.

    I am definitely moving up in the footballing world.

    Oh, and Distillery are 6th after 7 games. My replacement has completed destroyed the team. I'm might destroy it even further if I get YP3 over to The Gills.

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    Gillingham

    October 2012

    6th: at Peterborough - League 1 - W 2-1 - Luke Freeman, Marcel

    Both of my club's shots on target were goals.

    9th: vs Luton - Johnstone's Paint Trophy South 2nd Round - W 2-1 - Johan Svensson, Marcel

    Even possession, but we had more scoring chances and capitalized on them.

    20th: vs Swindon - League 1 - W 2-1 - James Dunne, Luke Freeman

    A goal by Freeman in the 85th minute gave us all the points against rivals Swindon.

    23rd: vs Brighton - League 1 - W 3-1 - Luke Freeman, James Dunne

    Another win against my rivals.

    27th: at MK Dons - League 1 - W 1-0 - Luke Freeman

    A dull game with minimal scoring opportunities for both sides. We did win in the end.

    30th: vs Morecambe - League 1 - W 2-0 - Marcel, Luke Freeman

    We didn't have much possession, but errors by Morecambe were costly and my strikers scored in the 41st and 45th+1 minutes.

    Standings

    Former Clubs:
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    Gillingham

    November 2012

    3rd: at Exeter - League 1 - W 1-0 - Ryan Conroy

    An even match, but we scored more, so we win.

    6th: at Northampton - Johnstone's Paint Trophy South Quarter Final - W 3-0 - Andrea Mutombo, Fabio Borini (2)

    We controlled the whole game.

    10th: vs Grays - FA Cup 1st Round - W 2-0 - Ryan Conroy, Marcel

    We were clearly the better team. Grays didn't get a shot till the 90th minute, and that one was off target. Luke Freeman got injured though. He's out till next month.

    14th: at Brentford - League 1 - D 0-0

    I need Freeman!!!

    17th: vs Stockport - League 1 - W 3-2 - Johan Svensson, Andrea Mutombo, Victor Palsson

    We led 3-0 after half-time. I'm just relieved we got 3 points.


    24th: at Watford - League 1 - L 0-1

    First loss in a while. We didn't deserve any points this game anyways.

    27th: at Walsall - League 1 - D 1-1 - James Dunne

    We had more possession, but Walsall had more chances.

    Standings

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    Promotion is looking odds on! Keep it up! Enjoying the read still

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    Gillingham

    December 2012

    1st: at Peterborough - FA Cup 2nd Round - W 3-0 - Sebastian Advic, Fabio Borini, Victor Palsson

    Even game, but all of our shots were goals, and Peterborough only had one shot on target.

    8th: vs Millwall - League 1 - D 0-0

    Many opportunities. No goals. Feeling pressure from Burnley for top spot.

    15th: vs Preston - League 1 - W 3-1 - Resit Schuurman (2), Marcel

    We were attacking more during the game than Preston, and more scoring chances meant more goals.

    18th: vs Colchester - Johnstone's Paint Trophy South Semi Final - W 3-0 - Johan Svensson, Andrea Mutombo

    Possession was split again, but more attacking opportunities = win!

    22nd: at Cardiff - League 1 - W 2-1 - Marcel, Fabio Borini

    A tough match, as Cardiff dominated most of the game, but I went all attack, and an 85th minute goal by Borini means I'm still in 1st.

    26th: vs Leyton Orient - League 1 - W 2-0 - Luke Freeman, Paul Rodgers

    My team controlled this match against lowly Leyton Orient.

    29th: vs Grimsby - League 1 - W 5-2 - Marcel (3), Fabio Borini (2)

    We led 4-0 after halftime, where the game was pretty much over.


    Standings

    Former Clubs:
    • Lisburn Distillery - Premier Division - Northern Ireland - 3rd (after 17 games)

    Senegal

    (a bit tired today, so no match screenshots. It's nothing too important anyways )

    World Cup Qualifying (Africa) 2nd Round Group 4
    May 26: at Sudan - W 4-0
    June 2: vs Comoros - W 3-0
    June 9: vs Rwanda - W 3-0
    June 16: vs Sudan - W 6-0
    September 8: at Comoros - W 1-0
    October 13: at Rwanda - W 2-0

    My Third Round opponents are Angola, Congo, and Guinea. I expect to reach the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

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    great season so far

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    Gillingham

    January 2013

    1st: vs Scunthorpe - League 1 - W 2-0 - Luke Freeman, Joe Jacobson

    A solid win to keep us in 1st.

    5th: at Sunderland - FA Cup 3rd Round - L 0-2

    Considering that we led Sunderland scoreless for 76 minutes is an achievement. Leadbitter and Bojinov scored for Sunderland.

    9th: at Burnley - League 1 - L 0-1

    With this loss, I'm still in 1st, but Burnley are only 2 points behind. We also played with 9 men in the latter part of the 2nd Half.

    12th: at Wycombe - League 1 - W 1-0- Fabio Borini

    A 77th minute goal still keeps The Gills in 1st.

    19th: vs Chesterfield - League 1 - D 1-1 - Johan Roest

    We totally outplayed Chesterfield, but only a draw. Burnley overtakes us on GD.

    23rd: vs Yeovil - Johnstone's Paint Trophy South Final Leg 1 - W 1-0 - Johan Roest

    A solid win, and hope to get back to the JPT Final.

    26th: vs Port Vale - League 1 - W 1-0 - Anthony Grant

    A dominant win keeps us on pace with Burnley.

    Standings



    Transfers


    Jason Hayward YP3 - $95k - Distillery

    Johan Roest - $450k - NAC Breda

    Marino Rikharosson - free - FH (Iceland)

    Steve Howard - loan - Aston Villa

    One notable transfer leaving the club is Chris Basham to Conventry for $300k. Quite annoying as some of my good players are starting to want to move to a bigger club.
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    Gillingham

    February 2013

    2nd: at Northampton - League 1 - L 1-3 - Johan Roest

    3 goals in 19 minutes by Northampton sealed the victory.

    5th: vs Norwich - League 1 - D 2-2 - Luke Freeman, Fabio Borini

    We were well on our way to victory until the 83rd minute. And an own goal in the 92nd minute. A bloody draw.

    9th: at Colchester - League 1 - L 0-1

    The horrible month continues. Have no strikers now.

    16th: vs Brentford - League 1 - D 0-0

    No strikers = no scoring.

    19th: at Yeovil - Johnstone's Paint Trophy South Final Leg 2 - W 2-1 - Marcel, Johan Svensson

    My strikers are back.

    23rd: at Brighton - League 1 - W 2-0 - Marcel, Johan Svensson

    My goalscorers were injured in this match, but nothing major.

    Standings

    Former Clubs:
    • Lisburn Distillery - Premier Division - Northern Ireland - 3rd (after 28 games)

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    March 2013

    2nd: at Swindon - League 1 - W 5-2 - Luke Freeman, Marcel (3), Johan Roest

    Nice solid win against our rivals.

    5th: vs Peterborough - League 1 - W 2-0 - Fabio Borini, Johan Roest

    Two goals in the 60th minute keeps up with Burnley

    9th: vs MK Dons - League 1 - D 1-1 - Marcel

    A bloody 91st minute goal costs us 2 points.

    12th: at Morecambe - League 1 - L 0-1

    Strikers are getting injured again.

    16th: vs Exeter - League 1 - W 1-0 - Andrea Mutombo

    Our only shot was a goal.

    23rd: at Stockport - League 1 - D 3-3 - Johan Roest, Fabio Borini (2)

    Down 3-1 after halftime, it was a bit of relief to get a point. Of course, I was bloody mad that we were down 2 goals after 45 minutes, which was a disappointment.

    30th: vs Walsall - League 1 - D 1-1 - Fabio Borini

    Luke Freeman injured again.

    Standings

    Need some wins in the home streak to clinch promotion. If I don't get promoted...I think I might switch clubs.

    Former Clubs:
    • Lisburn Distillery - Premier Division - Northern Ireland - 3rd (after 33 games)

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    April 2013

    7th: vs Grimsby - Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final - W 1-0

    Winners once again! Although I don't really fancy retaining this title next year...I want to play in the Championship!

    10th: at Millwall - League 1 - W 3-1 - Marcel (3)

    Hat-trick by Marcel!

    13th: vs Watford - League 1 - W 4-1 - Marcel (3), Paul Rodgers

    Another Marcel hat-tricks keeps us in an auto promotion spot.

    17th: at Preston - League 1 - W 4-1 - Johan Roest, Marcel (3)

    Yes, Marcel scored his 3rd hat trick in 3 games. And we are still in 2nd.

    20th: vs Cardiff - League 1 - W 2-1 - Anthony Grant, Luke Freeman

    Marcel got red carded in this game. We still win though. One more win and we're going to the Championship.

    27th: at Leyton Orient - League 1 - W 1-0 - James Dunne

    And we officially clinch promotion to the Championship.

    May 2013

    4th: at Grimsby - League 1 - D 1-1 - Fabio Borini

    Very fitting that we draw to end the season on another late goal.

    Standings

    Full end of season update will come later.

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    Well done

    February and abit of March stopped you winning the league.

    Marcel was on fire in the last month

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    Well done on promotion and retaining the paint pot cup rancer Now it get's difficult in the Championship. I noticed a massive gulf in class between League 1 and the Championship when i made it there. Hopefully, you'll be ok there. If Marcel continue's his form then i see no reason why you shouldn't be.

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    Congrats on promotion rancer.

    Will you continue with the Gills or look around to see what other jobs are available?

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    2012-2013
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    England - League One


    Media Prediction: 18th
    Finishing Position: 2nd Progression
    FA Cup: lost in 3rd Round to Sunderland (defeated Grays and Peterborough)
    League Cup: lost in 2nd Round to Aston Villa (defeated Wycombe)
    Johnstone's Paint Trophy: Winners

    Squad

    Squad

    Transfers

    Transfers

    I mostly utilized frees for my promotion push. I'll play it safe next year on the transfer front.

    Finances

    Finances

    Key Players

    GK - Adam Bogdan

    DR - Sebastian Avdic

    DC - Paul Rodgers

    DC - Reinhard Breinburg

    DL - Jeremy Helan

    DM/MC - James Dunne

    MC/DM/DR - Anthony Grant

    MC/DM - Victor Palsson

    MR - Johan Roest

    MRLC - Andrea Mutombo

    ML - Johan Svensson

    ML/DL - Ryan Conroy

    ST - Fabio Borini

    ST - Luke Freeman

    ST - Marcel

    Club Information

    Affiliations

    Overview

    Stadium/Facilities

    Awards
    • Marcel - Coca Cola League 1 Top Goalscorer - 1st
    • Me - Manager of the Year - 2nd
    • Marcel - Coca Cola League 1 Players' Select

    Goals for the Future
    • survive! (if I stay)
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    Thanks Welsh Wizard, Raware, and Big D.

    I'll probably stay and strengthen my squad. But I'll always be open to job offers - if it's the right situation.

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    Well, none of the vacant jobs were promising, other than the NEC (Holland) vacancy, which I rejected when they approached me, because of high wages, and I didn't want to get another team from debt into the black.

    I have some very good signings, which I will unveil after the August update.
    Last edited by rancer890; 29-07-2009 at 20:28.

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    Well done on promotion rancer. Survival in the Championship will be tough, but if you have actually made some very good signings you'll be fine

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    Gillingham

    Pre-season - July 2013

    13th: at Bury - D 2-2
    15th: at Dag & Red - W 3-1
    20th: at Port Talbot - W 2-0
    26th: vs Sunderland - W 3-2

    August 2013

    10th: at Charlton - Championship - L 2-4 - Jeremy Helan, Renzo Gallo

    First game in the Championship for The Gills since 2004/2005. This game was a reality check.

    14th: vs Colchester - League Cup 1st Round - W 1-0 - Renzo Gallo

    Well, the goal was on a penalty, but a win is a win. At least we'll win at least once this month...

    17th: vs Leeds - Championship - L 0-2

    An even game according to the match statistics, but Leeds scored on both of their shots.

    24th: at Plymouth - Championship - L 0-1

    We were very close to securing our first point in the Championship in 8 years. But we got 0 from a late penalty.

    28th: at Stoke - League Cup 2nd Round - L 0-1

    The only goal was from Mido in extra time (45 + 2). We had some chances late, but Stoke secured the win and advanced.

    31st: vs Bristol City - Championship - W 1-0 - Renzo Gallo

    Yes. First win and points in 8 years.

    Standings

    Transfers


    Piers Ramsay - Free (former club: Man Utd)

    Renzo Gallo - Loan fee $450k; Future fee $1.5 mil

    Joe Hart - Free (former club: Man City)

    Chris Johnson - Free (former club: Man City)

    Jacek Wojciechowski - Free (former club: Osnabruck)

    Jules N'Sumbu - Free (former club: Chelsea)

    Glen Smith - Loan

    Troy Matthews - Loan

    Andy Mullin - Loan fee $975k; future fee $1.8 mil


    TRANSFERS

    I sold Adam Bogdan because of my new goalkeeper acquisition, and I had no room for Joe Jacobson.

    I tried getting Luke Freeman back, but he rejected the loan.

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    September 2013

    14th: at Swansea - Championship - L 1-2 - Marcel

    Marcel finally scores, but in a losing cause.

    17th: vs Wolves - Championship - D 1-1 - Renzo Gallo

    Wolves took an early lead, but Gallo's goal in the 54th minute drew us level, and both teams took one point.

    21st: at Barnsley - Championship - D 2-2 - Renzo Gallo (2)

    Barnsley went ahead 2-0 after 32 minutes and into halftime. However, after some tactical adjustments, Gallo scored 2 goals for a draw.

    28th: at MK Dons - Championship - D 1-1 - Marcel

    Minimal chances for both sides, and a draw was the likeliest result.

    Standings

    4 of the 5 games in October are home games. Next month will be very important. We have to win some league games to stay above relegation.

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    A tough start there rancer. Still plenty of time though for you to turn it around.

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