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    2nd Round Playoffs Leg 1

    2nd Round Playoffs Leg 2

    So gutted. We deserved it especially in the away leg where we had a stream of chances 2nd half. Can't believe we went out on away goals in extra time. If Angel Luis hadn't been sent off in ET we'd have one it because they were down to 10 men through injury. Season review to come shortly.

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    I like Van der Post ToMexico, he looks really promising.
    Noo iacovone!! So close Brilliant season though, can you keep the same squad together for a few more years?

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    Demba Ba just scored his 5th hat trick of the season

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToMexico!! View Post


    ST Smarason - Looked to sign him last season, but rejected. Came this season though, released by Heerenveen.

    Icelandic

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    Quote Originally Posted by el sid View Post
    Demba Ba just scored his 5th hat trick of the season
    And to think you were going to replace him...

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    Juan Baldomero's...
    Castillo C.F 2015/16 End of Season Review
    Second Division B1

    The "so close yet so far away" Edition


    2nd|Graph
    Predicted Finish: 13th (up from 16th)

    Squad - The heroic performers

    Finances - we are financially sound these days.
    Transfers - Merola, Thiam and Angel Luis were the pick of the bunch.
    Season Ticket Holders - 45 (2 more than last year)
    Estimated Value - £925k (up by £300k)

    The Generalities...

    An unexpected season that so nearly culminated in promotion. I'd expected a year in which we'd close the gap towards playoffs again but this was beyond our dreams. Credit must go to the goalscoring abilities of Alberto Merola and an airtight defence. We were so good this year that I am actually left feeling disgruntled that we didn't quite achieve promotion through the playoffs.

    The Players...

    Alberto Merola was cast off by the Inter Milan management and recommended by my scouts. He did far better than I expected and was scoring a goal a game til he hit his rough patch. I'm convinced we would have been promoted were it not for this. . Picked up the signing of the season accolade.

    Jeffrey Vlug would still like to leave the club and is still listed by request. Despite this he put in his best ever season for us. A great player despite his obvious deficiencies in his stats, I hope I can convince him to stay.

    Ravel Morrison was an inspiration this year. Following another tactical switch he now plays behind Merola in a two with Vlug and has been devastating. Another one to get injured for the playoffs though.

    Enric Maureta has been at the club since day 1 now and is still club captain. This year was by far his best, contributing a significant number of goals from CM.

    Johan Abels and Carlo Amodio pretty much played every possible game this year at CB together. They are by far and away the most solid partnership in the league and I desparately need to keep them at the club if we're going to go up this coming year. Amodio was voted fans player of the year.

    In goal Fran was superb this year. He makes saves that I don't see other keepers make in the match engine. He played every game for us this year and will be vital next season too. Bit of a cult hero.

    Average Attendance: 754(last year 649)
    Fans Player of the Year: Carlo Amodio
    My Player of the Year: Alberto Merola


    The League Campaign...

    So near yet so far should be the tagline. We had a very indifferent start to the year as shown by the graph but gradually our form picked up. Without being too smug I altered the tactics to make the AML and AMR - AMC's and its worked wonders. We play narrower but have an Arsenal-like style about us around the box! Obviously the key was realising the potential of Alberto Merola and once he started over Big Dom we were always in with a chance in every game.

    The highlight of the year was going 15 unbeaten in the league. Our defence conceded just 29 goals and we scored the 3rd most in the league with 72! As mentioned before, we should have wrapped up the league on the last day but those scrappy ******** at Palencia prevented us by shutting up shop at our home. So we lost the league and then ever so unluckily lost in the playoffs to Alconcon. Still we have the experience of that now and I hope it will spur us on to lift the league title next year.

    The Federation Cup...

    No idea why we were entered in this cup but we did well enough, beating Leganes 3-0 on aggregate in the first round, Talavera 4-1 on aggregate in the second round before losing 3-2 on aggregate to eventually promoted Rayo Vallecano. It was enjoyable and I'm pleased to say we'll be competing in it again this year!

    Other Stuff....

    Club Info

    Best XI
    Overall Best XI

    There have been no improvements to facilities or stadia at the club.

    The U19s came 14th out of 16 and are still useless. Not had a single player through yet that is even close to becoming a consideration for the first team.

    We have another new sponsor pushing us up another 10k worth of revenue.

    The Plan...

    We have to keep up the pressure at the top and achieve a playoff position again. Unfortunately we have a horror show set of fixtures to start the campaign. Away to Burgos (3rd last year) to open it up, followed by a trip to Barakaldo (12th) before newly relegated Ferrol visit us. We then have Palencia (7th) at home followed by last years champions Vecindario away! Awful start to the campaign .

    I think our squad is strong enough, I'll obviously keep looking for improvements and I'd say an AMC is about the only position I'd look for at the moment. Merola must stay fit!!

    Progress so far...

    Code:
    Season   Division          Position     Achievements
    2010/11  2nd Division B1   15th         N/A
    2011/12  2nd Division B1   12th         N/A
    2012/13  2nd Division B1   8th          N/A
    2013/14  2nd Division B1   13th         N/A
    2014/15  2nd Division B1   10th         N/A
    2015/16  2nd Division B1   2nd          Lost in 2nd Round of Playoff Phase, Quarters of Federation Cup


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    Nice update. Merola looks good
    Last edited by bjoggi33; 16-11-2009 at 15:32.

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    He really is! He's quick and has good finishing, but to be honest his stats aren't much better than a number of other forwards I've tried so I don't know why he's so much better! Not that I'm complaining of course. Must be his Serie A pedigree.

    We are predicted to come 12th this year . Clearly the pundits think that was fluke last year. We nearly won the bloody league ffs! Carlo Amodio is now on the clubs favoured personnel list. I'm still not there though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uffe Johansson View Post
    Thanks berty. 2nd Div is a tough one but i feel really pleased right now. To bad there don´t seem to be any money in Liga Vitalis. I hope the attendance will rise at least.
    There is not so much difference between the Second Divisions and Liga Vitalis. Of course you have the top third of the table filled with teams that were at some point relegated from higher up, but the rest of the league plays on 2nd-Division level.

    Quote Originally Posted by berty1978 View Post
    Amazing progress ElDani, puts me right to shame for failing in portugal.
    Thanks, but I have played many other lower league teams over the years in past FM versions in countries like England, Scotland, Germany or even Spain once. That's why I knew that my approach with buying experienced football oldies could work. There is also plenty of risk involved, because failing to be promoted means you need to build a new squad within 2-3 years and having such a high wage budget (some older players will be 3-4 times as expensive as youngsters) will certainly push you into debt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    So far the transfer window haven't been to good. My board decided to sell Massaro to Sampdoria for £10M over 30 months, and I just lost out to Bayern Munich in my hunt for a big central defender. Probably the next Lucio with my luck
    I knew that Spain was a rich and fertile ground for newly promoted teams, but having a single transfer in excess of €11M is something I can only dream of here in Portugal. It's a real shame, because my whole offensive team (ML, MR, AMC, ST, ST) is worth that amount and some of them are being courted by clubs like Man City or AS Roma for - to them - ridiculous transfer fees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToMexico!! View Post
    And to think you were going to replace him...
    I wasn't planning on replacing him tbh

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    Great Update iacovone. I would have been so frustrated by now after not gaining promotion. Great achievement to stay with the save for so long in the same division.

    Just conceded a 94th minute own goal equaliser from my GK. Garrrrrrgh. Another point gained on the other hand.

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    I've sent my scouts to give me reports on every single youngster to be released by the top division clubs. I doubt I'll have even 1 interested in joining us but it can't hurt can it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToMexico!! View Post
    Great Update iacovone. I would have been so frustrated by now after not gaining promotion. Great achievement to stay with the save for so long in the same division.

    Just conceded a 94th minute own goal equaliser from my GK. Garrrrrrgh. Another point gained on the other hand.
    Cheers. Now you say it I didn't realise that was my 6th season just gone! Shows I'm really into the save despite the minuscule progress ! Still, that last season has given me loads of hope, I just pray we don't have second season syndrome and fall right off the pace again. Its a shame Ferrol got relegated because they are really strong. Could be hard to keep pace with them.

    Unlucky with the GK own goal

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    Been entered into the Copa del Rey this year as well now. No idea why again! And I don't think we're in the Federation Cup. I wish I understood this league

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    Just had a home game against Dundee Utd. Was 4-0 down, then 5-1 down. Levelled it to 5-5 somehow. Pedro completing his hattrick and Quintero with a brace before they score a injury time winner. Gutted.

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    Summer transfer window is over (Transfer History).

    Here's the players we got.
    • Bogdan Petrenko (DC) - Bought from Anderlecht for a record breaking fee of £10,25M. We're paying it over 30 months though. He looks brilliant and scouts said he's be a leading star in most teams in LIGA BBVA. Only worry is his language, but that's why I decided to go for the next player as well.
    • Azamat Krasnov (DC) - Bought from Feyenoord for £10M (also payed over 30 months). Another Ukrainian, which should help with the language barrier. These two brilliant Ukrainian center backs will hopefully make our defense very strong in the years to come.
    • Karel Kejcik (MC) - Czech Republic 18 year old. Very hot prospect, apparently.
    • Wanderson (AML) - Brazilian 18 year old. Huge prospect according to scouts. 2nd nationality Portugal, so already a EU player.
    • Lars-Gunnar Danielsson - Swedish 20 year old. Great prospect, but the main reason I signed him is he can play both fullback positions. Nice to have such players.
    • Karl Barrett (GK) - English 18 year old. Decent prospect. Mostly just a failsafe in case both my first team GKs get injured.
    • Pablo Riggio (GK) - Argentinian 19 year old. Same as Barrett.
    • Fraco Estevez (AMC) - Not a summer signing, but I forgot to link him in my season review. He came in the winter transfer window from Zaragoza who had transfer listed him. Promising, but he's a backup.

    We sold quite a few players as well as you can see. Massaro was sold against my will, but I guess £10M is ok, and Wanderson looks a good prospect. Still have Hornsby and Saavedra who can play AML anyways. Other major sales where Thomas, Villagra, Morrison and Acimovic.

    I kind of wish I had not sold Joseph Thomas now though, cause my two Ukrainians can't be registered for the EURO Cup I'm really happy to have gotten the two new center backs though. And they already made an impact in the Spanish Super Cup.

    LEG 1 (home) | LEG 2 (away)

    Another trophy in the S.D. Noja cabinet!

    We've also played the qualifiers for the EURO cup. We got very easy opposition in FK Vetra Vilnius of Lithuania.

    LEG 1 (away) | LEG 2 (home)

    We completely dominated both games. Group stage draw gave us this group with Besiktas (TUR), Rapied Wiend (AUT), and BATE (BLR). I don't think any of those teams are better than mid table Spanish teams, so we should have a decent chance of getting through. Problem being our defense obviously since the new signings can't play.

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    Summer signings for us have certainly strengthened the squad.

    Aleksander Gacic could potentially be awesome for us. With Jeffrey Vlug possibly leaving this year and Ravel Morrison deeply depressed about everything I needed more AMCs in the squad. He can also be back up striker for Merola. Happy with him.

    Michael Muhr is another AMC who could really make a difference. He comes highly recommended.

    Andy Clarke and Neil Simmons both come from the Glenn Hoddle Academy. Simmons will be back up to Fran in goal whilst Clarke could press for a starting position in the 3 CM slots as Malafaia is now nearly 35 and Maureta is 31.

    We have great depth in midfield now but I'm going to ensure I don't rotate too much as this has been a mistake in the past. I'll be using the friendlies as my only basis on who starts.

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    Ohanzee the two Ukranians are amazing!! So is Estevez as well but I guess he's behind the young 19 year old no? Wanderson will have to improve his mental side to be effective I'd guess. Daniellson looks very good too, I like having full backs who can play either side too, always a bonus! Nicely done in the super cup

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    Nice signings iacovone. Gacic looks superb. And Clarke looks very promising. All of them do really.

    Yea I play with Pardini, Ramón and Calzado in central midfield. Calzado is constantly at 70% or lower condition after 70 minutes though so Estevez will be the super sub to come on and win us games with his free kicks. And I'm sure there'll be injuries.

    Just lost our first league game. Away to Barcelona though. 3-1, but we played well and funnily enough won the CCC stat 3-1. Shows that on a good day we can compete in the top, but we need our attackers to take all their chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    I hereby solemnly swear to stick with Castillo CF until I am either sacked or until FM11 comes out, because that is likely how long it will take us to get out of this god forsaken division!!

    We are 3-4-3 so far in the league. Same old, same old. I honestly don't think we will EVER get promoted
    I'm with you all the way iacovone! I could well be in this division for all eternity! Two completors languishing in the bottom tier!

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    iacovone - Would you mind letting us in on your corner tactics btw? I asked already but you probably missed it cause I edited it in, back when people where talking about it. We scored a whole of 1 corner goal in 38 league games last year

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    He wwrote about it somewhere, lots from deep, two attack near post, 1 on keeper and one short? 2 Fullbacks on stay back
    Usually Mixed or Penalty Area as the delivery

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Ok for my corners I leave the delivery on mixed (though thinking about it this could actually be changed to penalty area).

    I then have two players staying back at all times (2 full backs). I have 4 players running from deep (2 CB's and 2 CM's), one on the keeper, one going short and two attacking the near post. Simples
    This was posted last page. It worked for me two seasons ago in a big way. Last year I don't have the stats but I'm sure we did well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    He wwrote about it somewhere, lots from deep, two attack near post, 1 on keeper and one short? 2 Fullbacks on stay back
    Usually Mixed or Penalty Area as the delivery
    Hi-5!! Well remembered mate

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    Oww sorry, I guess I was the one that missed it then Thanks, I will try that this year

    We won our first EURO Cup group game. 3-1 home to Besiktas. Lucky though, our defense is definitely our worst part without the two Ukrainians.

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    41.00 for the title, that is ludicrous given our season last year. We'll confound our critics!!

    PRDH - its tough isn't it? Ohanzee flew through this division but this has been the hardest phase of any FM I've had!

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    Woohoo, at least it shows my memory is up to scratch and that I do read every post even if I don't respond to them all haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    41.00 for the title, that is ludicrous given our season last year. We'll confound our critics!!

    PRDH - its tough isn't it? Ohanzee flew through this division but this has been the hardest phase of any FM I've had!
    Can I put $1 each way?

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    Flew through is hardly fair. I spent 3 seasons, and was **** lucky in the playoffs in the 3rd.

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    Haha ok fair enough Ohanzee! Wish I was **** lucky in the playoffs

    New season is upon us - anyone else find the speed in the new FM incredible compared to the last few? The summer window goes so quick now, that used to take ages.

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    Oh for goodness sake! First game, Copa del Rey against non league Toledo. 5-1 win but Alberto Merola has twisted his ankle and is out for 4 weeks

    Gacic the Bosnian came on though and went up top and bagged 2

    All is not lost but he really needs to stay fit this year

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    Bad luck^

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    I'll be amazed if we can start the season unbeaten at Burgos.

    Angel Luis (RB), Carlo Amodio (CB), Johan Abels (CB), Jeffrey Vlug (AMC) and Merola (ST) are all out! That's 2 thirds of my defence and my top goalscorers from last year . Guess this will test the depth of the squad now

    EDIT: What an embarrassment. 4-1 loss. Ours was a consolation. Awful start to the new season
    Last edited by iacovone; 16-11-2009 at 18:32.

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    Come on iacovone, you can turn it into another great season!

    We're flying high atm. Played 17 competitive matches so far (though only 9 in the league) and won 15 of them. Lost away to Barcelona and Valencia.

    Should have lost one more, but we got lucky at the Bernabeu Check the clear cut chances, who needs them anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeeD View Post
    After 3 and a half years and many good times and great successes spanning FM07, FM08, FM09 and just getting started on FM10, my laptop gave up the ghost and quite unexpectedly died today.

    Off to the service shop tomorrow - I just hope it can be fixed without me losing all my saves! (Of course, I backed up my saves on a flash disk on a weekly basis over the last three versions of the game but had I done it yet for FM10? Had I ****! )
    Woohoo! Turns out to be nothing more serious than a faulty battery. New one now charged up and ready to go - the Brancos ride again!

    I think I may take a night off studying to load up and celebrate.

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    Well unlucky iacovone, good luck for the rest of the season. I hate play offs too, don't think I've ever won any playoffs in FM (not that I remember), but that will have to change of course due to the nature of promotion from the Spanish Second B.

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    Fantastic news DodgeeD.

    Currently bombing through my first season in the SPL. Update should be up tonight. Just got rid of my Assman, he was being an Ass. Replaced him with Paul Hartley who was already on my coaching staff.

    One thing that is bugging me at the moment, coaches telling me that youth players should be signed to Pro deals...they're no way good enough but if I release all of them now we won't many left. Should be able to block/hide certain back room advice.

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    Arghhhhhhhhhhh

    Lost 2-1 at home to Ferrol in our 2nd league game. 2 games 2 losses and again because of injuries. CB injured at 1-0 up, had to put my left back at CB and needless to say we were exposed. Lost in the last minute.

    This could be a long season

    EDIT: 3 of my 4 CBs are out. Got lucky with defensive injuries last year. This year its the complete opposite. Squad is decimated. We're going to have to ride this out and hope for a good strong run a month or so down the line
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    Elgin 1-2 Benfica, can't believe I didnt get a chance to play that match before work. However Inter beat Anderlecht, so we qualify for knockout stage of the Champions League in 2nd place.

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    Congrats Gilbster

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    Congrats Gilbster!

    I don't think I've ever been on such a good run in FM before. I thought it was about to end when Las Palmas got a 82' minute equalizer against us. But I put on another attacker and went for it, and it payed off. 11 wins in a row in all competitions, including 2 cup games where my B-team played. Long may it last. We're through to the knockout stage of the EURO Cup as well after 4 games.

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    Rui Silva is the new chairman of Casa Pia. He has told me he has no intentions to invest any money into the club. To bad.

    We are still doing extremely well. First in LV and still in both cups. Ishak Belfodil is still scoring at will and has scored 12 in 12 matches.

    Come on Iacovone. It IS a long season, you can turn it around.

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    I think I will be knocked out in the first knockout stage. Just been drawn against Liverpool

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    Someone end the hurt. CM playing CB, lost 2-1 away to Barakaldo. I'm going to get sacked if this carries on

    Think of me at the moment sitting at my desk delivering a Homer Simpson-esque hysterical laugh

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    Well I think that if you can beat Inter away then you can certainly beat Liverpool. I have faith in you and your lads. Great effort Gilbster btw

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    Well qualified for the next stage Gilbster, good luck.

    I'll do my update for last season at some point, but I'm starting the next season and I've already beaten the team who stopped me getting to the play offs last season, Ejido twice, in the cup and 4-0 in the league. Revenge is sometimes so sweet, just need to carry it on now.

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    Now I´m soon out of the Portuguese Cup. I´ve been drawn to Play Porto for the first time on this save. Of course away on Estadio de Dragao

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Someone end the hurt. CM playing CB, lost 2-1 away to Barakaldo. I'm going to get sacked if this carries on

    Think of me at the moment sitting at my desk delivering a Homer Simpson-esque hysterical laugh
    I know how you feel, after about 10 games into the season I had the manager under pressure message before every match, talk about hanging by a thread. I shouldn't read too much into it because even after going on a run of 3 or 4 games without winning I somehow managed to keep my job. Keep going though iacovone, I've decided if I get sacked from Lorca i'll holiday to the end of the season and take a newly promoted team from then.

    p.s. I was probably under pressure due to the fact I said Title winners at the start to get more wage budget, this season I've gone for top half finish.

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    Doomsday all around in here atm.

    We just ended our winning streak with a 4-4 draw at home to Getafe. I'd be mad if it wasn't for the fact that we deserved to win and that Getafe are top of the table They have a great 1st team, but no depth, so I doubt it will last.

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    Other than the holders At Madrid winning it on your save has anyone other than Real and Barca won the Spanish Division Ohanzee?

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    No only Barca and Real before that.

    We just lost 4-2 away to Celta, so I'm gonna shut up now. Damn this thread and all it's bad mojo

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    We've just lost our 4th in a row. I have no idea what to do. They had 2 shots and they both went in. We had 10, we failed to score. This is awful. I desperately need Johan Abels and Alberto Merola back!!

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    its not all doom and gloom...6 games into my 2nd season with Angri, i have a positive goal difference in the league for the very first time in my career!!

    3-2-1 so far after 6 games, i only won 8 league matches all last season! things are looking up for lowly Angri i hope


    on another note, does anyone actually pay attention to the pre-match advice with regards to defensive line analysis, width analysis etc? im finding at the moment its really helping if i take the advice of my ass man, either that or my form is just a coincidence lol

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    Holy crap, 5 games into the league:
    Won 4, drawn 1, scored 14, conceded 2 (the draw was 0-0 too)
    Have I finally cracked this game? Only time will tell, probably just cursed myself now though.

    My luck ran out next game, away to the 5th placed team, 1-0 up and they score a 35 yard free kick. We have a goal disallowed and their keeper gets man of the match, can't win 'em all.
    Last edited by berty1978; 16-11-2009 at 20:26.

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    G-Wiz I don't actually pay attention to it anymore. I did in my first two seasons and whilst it does feel good to tinker, I felt like it wasn't worth the time and effort it was taking me to do it each week!

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    G-Wiz - No I just ignore all the tactical advice as well. Play the same tactic all the time, only change the formation slightly depending on how matches go.

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    Lost 5 out of 5. This is embarrassing. I'm disgusted with how this is going

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    Maltepespor's Conquest to Glory -- managed by Sercan Çalı

    After a fresh start with automatic reputation, my oldly laptop, university and job struck at the same time. Progressing slowly with the game when time permits, here is the first 15 matches at helm:

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    Istanbulspor     H   2-1
    K. Marasspor     H   1-1
    Eyupspor         A   3-1
    Afyonkarahisar   H   2-1   Cup 1st Q
    Gaziosmanpasa    A   2-1
    Sariyer          H   1-2
    Küçükköyspor     H   3-1   Cup 2nd Q
    Tarsus I.Y.      A   2-4
    Güngören Bld.    A   2-1
    Altinordu        H   2-0
    Körfez Bld.      A   2-4
    Beykozspor       H   4-2   Cup Playoff (e)
    Sakaryaspor      H   1-1
    Turgutluspor     A   2-1
    Denizli Bld.     H   1-1
    Staying 5th in a 18 teamed league where 1st spot is a guaranteed promotion in each group (the leage has 2 groups with 18 teams) and 2nd-5th placed teams had to face each other in a play-off games to determine the 3rd promoted side to Turkish First Division. The start is a good one considering we are predicted to come 17th and the board expects me to "try to avoid relegation".

    The Turkish Cup saw us starting against a lower league side in 1st Q Round. 2nd Q Round, we have ditched our rivals Küçükköyspor, yet again another lower league club. Playoff game is the last one that is sitting between us and the group matches, a thrilling match saw us grab two goals in extra time and we are in the groups with a bit of surprise as I was only expected to reach the 1st Q Round, the round I enter

    We have 9 wins and 3 draws with 30 goals scored and 22 against. If we can sort our defense, we have a very high chance of making the playoff spots.

    Had to say my strike force is good enough for the league. I had two veterans when I took charge, bought two more veterans with a 20 year old sub.


    Fazlı Ulusoy: He was planned as a good sub striker at first but having bought 3 more in transfer window and seeing their performances dropped Fazlı out of the rotation.

    Serkan Aykut: Capped once by national team, played in the top level for quite a bit of time, he was injured at the start of the season but returned with a magnificent form.

    And the 3 strikers bought in are:

    Mustafa Özkan: Identical careers with Serkan Aykut. Capped once, plenty of experience in the top flight and a reserve career in Germany.

    Yasar Aydin: The most technical striker in my arsenal. Never set his foot in the grand scene but has a little First Division experience. Gets the job done when he finds the position suitable.

    And the 20 year old SUPER-SUB Okan Sari: He started to impress me with his sub appearances. Got 6 goals in his first 5 games. His shots are on target most of the time and he does make them count most of the time as well

    Hopefully my striking squad will keep their forms throughout the season to give me a relaxed first year or I'll be pretty troubled with my defense. 9 wins and 3 draws were not as easy as they sound to be honest when you are expecting to concede a goal every game. Now that is stressing.


    I'm trying to follow other people's careers as best as I can but I can't see myself as dedicated as some of the people here so I salute you guys. My final words go to Gilbster:

    Ohh, how I missed your "flyin thru season" days from FM 09. Keep up the progress mate

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    yeah i figured that was the case. thats probably how i'll end up feeling too. altho at the moment i'll take all the advice and help i can get lol

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    iacovone.... unlucky is your middle name at the moment!!

    Ohanzee - some great signings there.......

    Time to fire up the Venezia Save!!

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    rlipscombe's playing tonight? well obviously Castillo will be resurgent!! vs Ourense next....please!!

    We only lost 6 last season, 5 already is shocking!

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    How did we not win this ? Oh well, at least we're playing well.

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    Good luck with Maltepespor 5ergio.

    My start to the new season in Portugal has been ridiculous. We are unbeaten in 9 games since an opening day defeat to Aves. Not too bad but Boavista, after winning our group last year, bottled the play-offs and stayed put and they sit top with 10 wins out of 10, 11 points ahead of us in 2nd place...

    We get a chance to start their slippery slide down now though as we play them away.

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    Aye, good luck in Turkey 5ergio.
    That's unlucky Boavista not going up DodgeeD, go get 'em.

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    \o/

    Thank God we've finally picked up our first points. 2-1 win over Ourense and on Merola's return he scores . Just an essential cog in the Castillo machine

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    An own goal and a major ****-up in defence late on hand Boavista a 3-2 win. We are now 14 points back... Looks like a 4th season in the 2nd Division beckons.

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    Well done iacovone, hopefully the turning point there.
    And unlucky Dodgee, that is a massive gap to bridge, hopefully Boavista will go up this season.

    I wish I could carry on but have to go to work , will do my first season update in the morning if the computer behaves.

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    Group stage in Europe done. We'll face Dortmund of Germany in February.

    EURO Cup Group I | Matches

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    [QUOTE=iacovone;4260566]rlipscombe's playing tonight? QUOTE]

    i most certainly am!! get a couple of hours in. try and put in a run to give us a chance of promotion...

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    Great looking group stage there Ohanzee. Good luck against Dortmund.

    First leg result against Liverpool is in and its Elgin 1-3 Liverpool. We need one of our amazing European away nights to continue any further.

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    What does your table look like?

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    Liverpool 0-0 Elgin - shame we couldnt have been as good defensively at home, or we would have stood a chance. Oh well, its progress in this competition. Now to focus on getting back into 2nd place at the very least to get back here!

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    Good performance Gilbster! How's the league going atm, do you think you can get 2nd (or better) again?

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    Well we're going great guns in the Copa del Rey. Into the 4th round now after wins over Toledo, Vecindario and Lugo. Could get a Liga BBVA team if we're lucky

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    In 3rd currently, 9 points away from 1st and 6 away from 2nd. I reckon I am safely in the top 6 but, 2 points separates 3rd-5th place.

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    2014/15 - Elgin City - Scottish 1st Division

    Media Precition: 12th
    Finished: 9th

    League Cup: 3rd Round
    Scottish Cup: 4th Round

    First of all our stadium expansion was completed in April sending our capacity to 9449 (6000 seats). This has already helped to bring in some extra funds. However, now that we were back in the black and gain some prize money from league position, the board decided to add Under Soil Heating. Cheers board.

    Transfers - No money thanks to the expansion but we did what we could via the free transfer market. So only 4 players in this season, forwards Tchite and Smarason who I updated you about earlier. The other two were recommendations from my coaching staff, Burkina Faso international, Kabore and a new keeper, Pini from Italy. Six players left during the season, gaining 4.5k from the sale of Enckelman. Shimmin, Parraga and Pedro have all left since, under bosman ruling.

    League - Great season in the end. Our target was survival and we did that without a nervous moment. Finishing 9th was more than I expected. We achieved a -11 GD which is also compliment to the defence in such a tough league. I only drew 8 games aswell which is less than expected.

    Squad - Pretty much the same squad, but less Spanish than last season. Only one Scot though which I still need to address. Our best player was probably Quintero, scoring 17 goals in 38 games, other than that it was Smarason for his all round performance. I feel I need to find a new DL, DC, MR, ML and another ST for the new season.

    Finances - Started in the red, got into the black, finished in the red. The new under soil heating is costing us 2mil, but no loan to off set the finances.

    Next Season?
    • Find some decent Scottish players
    • Consolidate in the SPL
    • Do better in Cups.
    Code:
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    10/11 |3rd Division  |1st     |Champions
    11/12 |2nd Division  |1st     |Champions
    12/13 |1st Division  |6th     |-
    13/14 |1st Division  |1st     |Champions, Challenge Cup Winners
    14/15 |SPL           |9th     |Survived

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    What does your table look like?
    table after 23 games..... very tight again.

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    OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!

    Ok breathe iacovone, breathe...

    This is the best thing to ever happen to Castillo C.F.

    ........

    LOOK LOOK LOOK


    \o/

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    Great first season up ToMexico!. Exactly the same expansion that I got and then same under soil heating thing I got the following season too! You may yet get a loan for that under soil heating, I have 2 loans and I'm sure the second one was to do with the heating! Good luck with next season, looks like you have a good base to build from.

    Good luck against Barcelona, Iacovone

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    good first season in the SPL there ToMexico....

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    good luck iacovone.... think Alcoron vs Real Madrid.....

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    great stuff Iacovone, bit of a money spinner for you

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    Well done staying up ToMexico!
    Amazing draw iacovone! Good luck

    (edit) Just played Racing away. Was 1-0 up after 80'. Then they score on a long shot, a free kick, and a penalty. 3-1 loss *sigh*
    Last edited by Ohanzee; 16-11-2009 at 22:01.

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    2 games til the big Barca clash!! I may do a key highlights commentary on here. Its 2 legs as well . Serious money spinner

    Its also the exact same situation as the real life Real Madrid vs Alcorcon. Same round. Me at home first. Mon the 4-0

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    Our striker Filippo Ferri just won the European Striker of the Year award. And he's just signed a new 4 year contract.

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    That's awesome Ohanzee

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    How do they calculate that award? I can't get games played, goals scored, or assists to work out to what they did. From what period are they doing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    How do they calculate that award? I can't get games played, goals scored, or assists to work out to what they did. From what period are they doing it?
    i wouldn't worry too much... you have the best striker in Europe!!

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    We're here at Castillo del Romeral for the visit of FC Barcelona!! 2635 tickets have been sold (capacity is 3150 ffs!! what does it take?! maybe there are only 2635 people on Gran Canaria)

    Our team is almost 100%. They have the likes of Zlatan, Iniesta, Ribery and Joe Mattock

    5mins: Fran with a good save off a Barca corner.

    9mins: Morela with a chance but hits it tamely at their keeper. Zlatan responds with a 30 yarder, saved by Fran.

    12mins: Amodio free kick....GOAL for Castillo!!!!

    14mins: Zlatan with another effort from distance, Fran with a big save!

    30mins: Fran tips an Iniesta curler over

    HT

    52: Zlatan with a point blank header straight over. Phew

    55mins: Mesut Ozil rounds Fran on the counter and scores...but offside!!

    65mins: Fran tips a Zlatan drive onto the post. Amazing save!

    66mins: Resulting corner falls to Ozil 30 yards out and BANG, top corner...1-1

    75mins: Barca attack broken down and a quick Castillo counter attack leads to Ravel Morrison being played in...superb composure as he rolls the ball into the corner. 2-1 Castillo!!!!

    93mins: Ribery down the right crosses for Iniesta to meet on the volley. Top corner, goal for Barca and one of the great results of the thread ruined .

    FT 2-2

    What a performance nonetheless!

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    rlipscombe - True that. I've turned him into a AMC as well, so he's played there a lot which is partly why he has so many assists. My 3 strikers are competent or accomplished in AMR, AMC and AML respectively now. Very handy.

    iacovone that's an amazing result. Have a look at finances income now and then again after the away game. I'd like to know how much a game at Nou Camp means for you. They seem to get a almost full crowd no matter who they play and you should get a % of the income I think

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    great stuff iacovone... so unlucky at the end... hopefully you can cause a big upset at the Camp Nou

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    Gilbster - 2027/28 Elgin City - Scottish Premier Division - End of Season Update

    Table | Positions | Squad | Transfers | European Results

    New signings : Vitaly Kusov | Oliveira

    My European progress has been pretty well documented, but to recap, somehow we beat Ajax and Fiorentina to get to the Champions League Group stage, put in some great results in the group including beating Inter in Milan and then lost 3-1 on aggregate to Liverpool in the 1st knockout stage. Given how badly we were beaten last time we had Champions League football, this is fantastic progress.

    The domestic cups this season arent even worthy of me finishing this sentence about them

    The league we started off dodgily which worried me, which was possibly partly due to my new goalie Kusov settling into the squad. Luckily he turned out to be pretty good, and even got a young player of the month award one month. We eventually found some form, but seemed happier drawing matches than winning, which was a bit weird, but at least we fought hard to get 3rd place. We did get 1 really notable result which was 7-1 against Celtic at Borough Briggs.

    Financially the club is in great shape, so I am hoping for a transfer budget that I can pay for more than 1 or 2 players next season.

    Aims for the new season
    New backup goalie - seem to need those every year!
    New backup AMC - still looking
    Perhaps stronger defenders
    EURO Cup knockout stages
    European qualification again

    Career So Far

    Code:
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    2010/11   Third Division     3rd         59         Lost in playoff semi final
    2011/12   Third Division     1st         77         Winner
    2012/13   Second Division    4th         56         Promoted from Playoffs
    2013/14   First Division     1st         72         Winner. Challenge Cup Winner
    2014/15   Premier Division   12th        34         Relegated
    2015/16   First Division     2nd         67
    2016/17   First Division     2nd         60
    2017/18   First Division     1st         67         Winner
    2018/19   Premier Division   7th         49         
    2019/20   Premier Division   7th         47
    2020/21   Premier Division   8th         47
    2021/22   Premier Division   7th         54         Scottish Cup Winner
    2022/23   Premier Division   4th         69         Scottish Cup Runners Up. Euro Cup 1st Knockout Rd.
    2023/24   Premier Division   1st         75         Champions!  Euro Cup 1st Knockout Rd.
    2024/25   Premier Divison    6th         52         
    2025/26   Premier Division   7th         53         League Cup Runners Up
    2026/27   Premier Division   2nd         79         Runners Up - League and Scottish Cup
    2027/28   Premier Division   3rd         69         Champions League 1st Knockout Rd
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    No real change in income from the home leg. Maybe a 6/7k improvement due to the large crowd. I hope I get a % of income from the Camp Nou game.

    I stand no chance in that game. I need to win or score 3 and draw

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    Great result anyway iacovone!

    I'm two games away from the end of another season. I promise to get the reports up tomorrow.

    I've given a debut (total, not just for Romorantin) to a young Italian striker, he came off the bench for his debut, scored a goal, and added an assist. Then in his second game (a start) he scored again. I'm hoping for big things for Giorgio Zanetti.

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    Wow gettting another 500 seats added to the stadium and then I get an annoucement that my loans have been paid off due to the financial success this season, and we still have just over £20 million in the bank. Still waiting to see how little of that I get to spend though.

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    PRDH - sounds similar to my Alberto Merola!

    Gilbster - a fairly good year, I think its all about trying to secure the league for a few years on the bounce then you can really get stuck into the Champions League. Good to see another side other than Rangers and Celtic win the league.

    I think I understated how good that result against Barca was! When you put it in perspective that was phenomenal. Need to work out my tactics for the away leg. May go and park the bus and try and nick a goal. OR i could go for it from the off and then park the bus if we get a lucky goal. Decisions decisions...

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    gilbster - Oliveira looks a good signing. as for Kusov, the link doesn't work....

    iacovone - go for it!! what have you got to lose??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    PRDH - sounds similar to my Alberto Merola!
    Worryingly similar. Slightly less about him mentally, but slightly better technically. Discarded by Juventus.

    Just signed a player, (very excited) who can be registered next season, who was discarded by Lazio.

    He just scored again in his third game. That makes it 2(1) apps, 3 goals, 1 assist.

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    I have edited the Kusov link, should work this time. Have actually been given £7.5 million to spend this season. However how much of it is going to go on a goalie is beyond me, noone wants to sell me one at a reasonable price.

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    Noooooooo! Alberto Merola has injured himself again. Ankle again - the boy's made of glass! News item about how gutted he is to be missing the trip to the Camp Nou. Poor guy

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