Looks like the Islanders are back again.
Edit: But they are all a crock of ***** though
Looks like the Islanders are back again.
Edit: But they are all a crock of ***** though
Last edited by Drewski; 05-11-2009 at 14:18.
Welsh Wizard - Carshalton - Blue Square South - 2010/11 - Season 1
Table | Past Positions Graph | Player Stats
Was predicted 17th at the start but with the team I had I expected atleast a play-off place.
Was in top 5 all season so we always had a chance of finishing first but it went down to the last game of the season where I faced Eastbourne at home who were 3 points ahead at the time but my Goal difference was far superior so any win would do and we won 3-0 thanks to a hattrick from Keatings.
FA Cup - Lost in 3rd round Qual vs Hendon
FA Trophy - Lost in 2nd round vs Eastleigh
No so well in the cups
Team Stats - Shows some signings for this season as well.
Craig McShea - Was like Michael Owen getting on the end of crosses and getting in great positions to score or set up players he is a great poacher.
James Keatings - Would pop up and score match winners and save the team at times at first I used him as a Super Sub but Christie was not doing so well so he took his chance.
Adam Hunter - Was a Rock in defence.
Decent cup run to ease debt
Improve squad and get rid of dead wood
Code:Season Division Position Achievements --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 BSS 1st Promotion
Last edited by Welsh Wizard; 05-11-2009 at 15:58.
Got knocked out of the FA Cup in the 1st round away at Southampton of League 1, 2-1, but expected more than 12k fans to be there. Still made just over 100k in gate recipets which is nice.
My goalkeeper's now gone on a 5 game stretch without conceeding a goal.
Oh the joys of the parked bus mentality.
One game left!
Hope i win!
I am playing Eastbourne Boro
Bromley is playing Eastleigh.
Dartford 0 - 0 Eastbourne Boro
Bromley 2 - 1 Eastleigh
Last edited by Kazpeer; 05-11-2009 at 15:19.
As one of my players has decided to hang up his boots I think I will post his Bio which I think is a great feature
Last edited by Welsh Wizard; 05-11-2009 at 15:59.
I'm in a very strange position, and I really don't think I've seen it on FM or real life before.
I'm in 15th, but closer to 3rd than 16th.
Daniel Mihaylov is coming in on the 1st January 2015 after impressing in the reserves whilst on trial, and having 5 stars on his coach report for ability and potential.
Unfortunately I couldn't get a work permit for the Croatian keeper, but I am going to keep tabs on him and hopefully one day get him.
Well, all my coaches are telling me he has Championship ability, which is very good news that I have secured the deal.
Last edited by DanGLiverpool; 05-11-2009 at 15:42.
Welsh: making ur screenshots a little bigger would be easier
Sitting in amazement here at how far my team has come.. delighted really. Just played in the League Cup 2nd Round against Premiership Portsmouth, take a look at this
Lookingbusy it means "End/Finish/Final game" in my very poor Danish language skills
Yes, it it.
The first part is a great word, I remember the first time I saw it on television whilst I lived in Norway and checked the football results, nearly spat my coke out!
Drewski. Boston United. 2010/2011
So, the aim for this season was to try and establish ourselves as a mid-table side and not get ourselves embroiled in a relegation fight, which, despite a questionable start to the season, we managed to avoid with an 8th place finish, we did have a sloppy start to the season, but after we acquired Kyle Wilson then we started to play some decent football, although our away form was poor to say the least, if we improve our away form next season then I think we stand a good chance of getting into the play-offs at least.
Squad was meh to say the least, only Wilson managed to get into double figures in terms of goals scored, this just shows that we are reliant on him for goals, I will need to rectify this next season, Canoville was superb at the back, he was the best-of-the-bunch in an average defence, whilst up front, Super Kyle showed everyone else what you should do with the ball with 17 goals.
Few guys in, few out, I have quite a lot of dead wood leaving in the summer to make way for new arrivals, hopefully to put together a squad capable of getting into the top 6.
Finances - going low, low, low, low.
Aims for next season:
A top 6 finish.
Try and make some money for a change.
Just got hammered by Arsenal 4-0 in the cup but it made me around £900k from ticket sales, totally shocked it was that much but pleased as I can try to get my facilities upgraded now I am not in debt, season is going ok as well, we are 1 place below the play offs and level on points with the 2 teams above us but we have played 1 more game so could be 3 points away if they both win there game in hand. We have 18 games left of the season to try and break into the play offs, have been around 7th to 13th most of this season though so anything could happen.
Congrats on the promotion, you should find a couple of nice free transfers if you are lucky now you've gone up a division
Dartford - Blue Square South - 2011/2012
We were predicted to finish 16th.
Not the best start, but i found a good tactic, but i get too many draws.
Fa Cup - Third round. Lost 0-1 to Queens Park Rangers
Kyle Wilson - Topscorer with 29 goals.
Charlie Sheringham - Also topscorer with 29 goals.
Mansour Assoumani - Got a great defender and he played okay.
Code:Season Division Position AchievementsNext season:Code:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 BSS 13rd n/a 2011/12 BSS 2nd Promotion
Last edited by Kazpeer; 05-11-2009 at 16:40.
With 6 games left of the season we sit in 6th place just inside the play offs but my top goalscorer will miss the next game and the news report says he was seen leaving a bar in the early hours of the morning, what a dinlow he is, glad he is on loan as I'd be selling him in the summer if he was my player!
And surprise surprise we lost the game he missed 2-1 after missing loads of chances, grrrrrrrrrr
Winning my 3rd game in a row with 4-2 as result lol
First game back he scores a hatrick, gets man of the match and plaudits from the media, if I miss out on the play offs but less then 3 points I'll make sure to buy him when I am rich and let him rot in the reserves
ANYONE found a Boreham Wood promotion yet? Presumably it doesnt matter what season you're in...
Oh my god he's done it again, twice in three matches he will miss because being out on the ****, aaaaaaaaargh at such an important time as well as we're 6th with 4 games left
Just signed Morten Skoubo on free
Finished the season in 6th place so have given myself a play off tie against Grimsby who finished 3rd and 6 points ahead of us, think the game is quite close in many aspects and don't see any team as favourites to go through the play offs this year, fingers crossed
Just found a flaw in the game - my player was flagged off-side in his own half.
Below is the excerpt from the Laws of the Game
It is not an offence in itself to be in an offside position.
A player is in an offside position if:
• he is nearer to his opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the
A player is not in an offside position if:
• he is in his own half of the fi eld of play or
• he is level with the second-last opponent or
• he is level with the last two opponents
Probably a mistake by the linesman (these are built into the match engine), that SI wouldn't recognize that you can't be offside in your own half seems like too obvious an oversight.
lol make that the 4th time 4-2 haha
ok im startin the challenge now
wish me luck
Got it started and picked Cambridge City..
Currently in January.. Sat second from bottom, hit a poor run but have started to recover and have moved the points tally up..
Still in need of a goalkeeper and a striker.. Any you can think of?..
Zoltan Harsanyi could surpass McShea efforts last season as he scored a hattrick in the first game of the season
Harsanyi was a class player for me WW, very good in league one as well
Just got beat 5-0 away at Leeds in the FA Cup 3rd Round... glad to have got there, but would have rather played a Premiership side for the money!
Edit: Just checked and I still made £240k, very nice indeed
Thinking I might just give up waiting for Boreham Wood and choose someone else. Want to start my Dafuge '10 challenge this weekend! ANYONE who sees Boreham Wood get promoted to the BSS, I dont care what year it's in, please save it and let me know!!
Okay going to start as Cambridge C in The Blue Square South. Media prediction of 21st. Let the challenge and the fun begin.
uh oh i could be in trouble a couple of matches ago fitzharris got injured for 10-12 months with cruciate ligament damage. now fitchett is out for 5-6 months i am without my 2 first choice strikers for, effectively, the rest of the season
Smithers - Oxford City - Blue Square North - 2011/12
League prediction - 21st
League position - 4th (lost in play-off final)
An excellent debut season in the BSN, where we played well all season, and were desperately unlucky not to get promoted. This can best be put down to a lack of experience in the big matches, and thus we were always going to be second-best in the play-off final. Despite the misery and frustration of the play-offs, I am quietly confident and optimistic of next season, and feel that with a few decent signings we can easily be champions. Highlights of the season include the facts that just one team scored more than us all season (by just one goal, ironically the goal which lost us the play-offs), only two teams conceded more than us, and no-one lost less games than us. I can safely say I achieved most of my aims I set out at the end of last season, as we got to the play-offs, improved the tactics from a 4-1-3-2 to a standard 4-4-2 and are now much more financially secure. Nevertheless we still don't have a decent parent club and we really need to do better in the cups.
FA Cup run - better than last season, but I'd still like to do better
FA Trophy run - well...a replay constitutes as a run, right?
Transfers - I'm very happy with this aspect of the season. New goalkeeper Jasper Singh was intended primarily as a backup for Billy Turley, but due to Turley's 5-month injury, Singh gained himself a first-team place, where he constantly shone. Indeed although Turley recovered for the play-offs, I refrained from playing him, settling for Singh instead. Phil Anderson, John Scarborough, Chris Blackburn and Nick Meace were added to the defence, and effectively solved our leaky problems of last season. In midfield Scott Hadland and Brett Poate gradually earned themselves regular first-team places, whilst Mark Ricketts provided adequate backup for Luke Thurlbourne. Our best signing has to be 'Super Kyle' Wilson though (and the league is in agreement), who established a phenomenal partnership with Pavol Suhaj, and these two were undoubtedly crucial to our success, as they scored 45 goals between them.
Squad - Our best player all season (my opinion and the fans') was Pavol Suhaj, whose 25 goals and 15 assists contributed to our great runs of form, and he was deservedly nominated for Player of the Season, coming 2nd in Top Goalscorer as well. Elsewhere Andrew Thomas proved to be Mr. Consistent at right-back, and Rossi Jarvis was consistently influential in midfield, as he replaced the disappointing Solomon Shields who was unable to reproduce his fantastic form of last season, probably due to the change in formation. Jermaine McSporran's increasing age meant he was used more as an impact player from the subs' bench, but even so his excellent technical skills were on view for all to see. Lee Steele ended his career on a high with a hat-trick against Altrincham, and will be sorely missed as Oxford City's greatest ever goalscorer, although Suhaj is only a couple behind now.
Finances - Again thankfully the board regularly injected cash, but we were usually financially secure due to the removal of most of the unneeded players, and wage reductions. Still need to get in the black though.
Aims for next season:
Last edited by Smithers; 05-11-2009 at 20:00.
Getting some of the biggest teams in the world to play my reserves in friendlies, make about 15k in revenue per match
Not entirely realistic, but I need the money. Got Celtic, Milan and Bayern Munich.
Ok, I now have my new PC, Football manager and the Internet all at the same time!!
So holidaying very soon, want to be Truro, but most likely will be either Dartford or Tonbridge Angels - depends who I feel like when it's decision time.
Hopefully my game can be as successful as last year
Luis Cumbers apparently a good player for league 2
No idea why, but Rene Steer wants to join me my scout find out. He is under contract at Oldham in League One. He is League One quality and wants to join a Blue Square North team... Well transfer offer of 0 euro got accepted, biggest problem is he wanting 900 euros and i only can give him 550
Then give him maximum appearance fees etc and signing on fees if you can afford it and feel it would be beneficial
Jep, great thinking did that all. Signing on fee I forgat, maybe if he rejects, HOPE NOT, I can do that!
Gave him 25% wage rise every year aswell... /me praise
Best of luck mate
Our inability to hold onto a lead is starting to annoy me now
Jeah just finished 5th! Playof!! Shame, it's against almost champions Stafford Rangers, but we'll see!
Thank god I have secured my spot in League 2 for next season. Both my keepers are injured, one has a pulled hamstring, and the backup has a hip injury, so I am going to have to choose between Englishman Tommy Townsend, who is 19, or 17 year old Rick Plummer, of Namiba. As I am secure, and the prize money doesn't change between places in League 2, I am probably going to give them a game each, then whoever does the best gets to play in the last game.
I have now lost a 3rd striker to a longish term injury sam gargan is out for 7 weeks-2 months luckily he is only a back up striker
woo managed to hold onto a 1-0 lead
I've just played the Quarter Final of the FA Trophy in front of 189 people
The other two quarter-finals that day had over 1,000 people each turn up.
My FA Trophy attendances are rather weird:
1st Round Away to Eastwood - 122 Attendance
2nd Round Home Alfreton - 502 Attendance
2nd Round Replay Away Alfreton - 213 Attendance
3rd Round Away Altrincham - 693 Attendance
4th Round Away Droylsden - 189 Attendance.
More people watched Droylsden draw to Sheffield in the 3rd Qual. Round, than watched the 4th Round tie between us
Rene Steer rejected. Well maybe next season...
So, Tommy Townsend, 1 goal conceded, 6.8 rating.
Now, for Rick Plummer.
Scrap that, he has a virus, so Tommy automatically gets the nod. Bad luck for Rick there, that was his chance, but he got a virus.
Last edited by DanGLiverpool; 05-11-2009 at 20:46.
Yes! Just won 3-0(!) against Stafford Rangers in the Playoff Semi Final... Thanks to Kyle Wilson 2x and Ian Armstrong!
anyone got any decent 4-4-2 tactics? i'm currently playing 4-5-1 but i'm relying far to much on kyle wilson to get all my goals (alright he does have 26 in 28 haha). I really think my tactic has dried up,i've drawn far to many games of late, and as soon as i change my tactic to more attacking i concede to many and lose the match. Any help would be appriciated
I am playing the 2nd half of the season with a 4-3-3 (attacking) tactic. It helped alot since i am in the playoff's atm. Maybe you can give it a try?
Just had my first waterlogged pitch at King's Lynn. It's quite convenient too as a few players needed the extra days rest! There should be an option to have your groundsmen leave the hosepipes running...
My goalkeeper went 703 minutes of football without conceding a goal.
Gypsum; it will backfire later on when the match will be played between 2 other close matches...
hmm maybe, i just haven't got 3 decent strikers haha i've got wilson and offiog, but offiog has hardly played this season. Are you playing fluid or rigid?
Lol, now the other youth keeper at the club, Ryan Ross, has a cold. 4 keepers out of 5 unavailable for the last game of the season. God I hope that Tommy doesn't get injured before the game, and fortunately this run has come at the end of the season.
1 game left, I am 15th, can't move higher, but can drop to 17th potentially.
Just signed a class new striker on a free Him and Super Kyle are going to destroy the BSN this season!
I tend to score 1 or 2 goals and then play a 5-1-2-2 (so i effectively swap my attacking midfielder for an extra CB) and switch to a defensive strategy. Since doing this, ive gone on a non-conceding-for-703-minutes-of-football streak and im now sitting mid-table again.
The key to it was making sure you have the right players for the roles you pick them for.. e.g. i noticed that one of my players is better at being a ball winning midfielder than a standard center mid and now he's all over the place firing in challenges.
hope this helps.
Last edited by -aao-; 05-11-2009 at 21:00.
i can forget making the play off's this season, just took a 4-1 spanking off darlington to end the dream
1st Semi Final vs Stafford Rangers: 3-0 WIN
2nd Semi Final vs Stafford Rangers: 1-1 DRAW
Final vs Blyth; god know why but the bookies say i am in fav. with 4-5...
There it goes!
thanks aao think im going to just experiment with the tactics for the rest of the season, sitting well mid table with 16 games to go, not going to get relagted or promoted so i'll just try things out. Im going to go 5-1-3-1 and see if that helps sure things up at the back. Do you think its best sticking to a rigid philosphy and just keep things simple in the lower divisions?
Tonbridge or Dartford - any opinions?
i'm playing as tonny mate. Got them promoted in the seconds season, this year sitting nicely mid table in the bsp. Be prepared for a mountain of debt though haha
Finished off the season, and Laurent Robert's final game in football, sadly he missed a spot kick on his final game, bad luck that is. Drew 1-1 away at Cambridge. Finished 15th in the end.
Sutton utd 2010/11 1/2way stage
I am 1/2 way through my 1st season and i am just inside the playoffs. we started well but our form (especially away form) has been terrible recently and it could see us drop out of the playoffs come the end of the season.
A few long term injuries have contributed to this, Daniel Fitchett had 12 goals in 22 appearances before his injury has ruled him out for the rest of the season.
YES!! Just won vs blyth!! Wohoo.. Happy as a little child! Played 2-2, and won 5-4 on penals!
Report tomorrow morning x
OLE OLE OLE
Right, so I've started as Dartford, I don't know what drew me away from Tonbridge Angels over the last couple days but something has and am hoping for the same sort of success that I had in last seasons challenge with Leigh Genesis where I must of had one of the best FM games in terms of success ever - so high expectation then
Kings Lynn - Blue Square Premier - 2011/2012
Well Promotion in the previous season was far more than i had ever hoped for, and because of that i knew this season was going to be a struggle.
Made some moves in the transfer market but tried to keep faith with the core of the squad that had done so well previously.
This proved to be a mistake. To say we had a horrendous start would be a major understatement, 5 defeats in our first 6 games left us bottom of the league with only 1 point to our name, i couldnt even say we were unlucky, just totally outplayed and outclassed.
Slowly we started to pick up and got the odd draw here and there but it took till our 8th Game to finally get a win, I feared for the worst and our prediction of 24th was looking to be pretty accurate.
Following the first win we went on a bit of a run and picked up enough points to get out of the relegation places and push up towards mid table, by the 12th Game we were in 15th Place and never moved far from this position for the rest of the season, never anywhere near the play offs but far enough away from the relegation zone so as not to be to concerned.
All in all a pretty uneventful season, nothing really happened in the cups but i guess given the start i was happy to consolidate.
Plans for the off season is to strengthen, strengthen and strengthen the squad again, some i brought in were just not up to the job and a radical turnover of staff is required if we are going to challange for the play offs, which i feel would be possible with some good signings.
This is my first ever time im doing this challenge (and this low down too) so im still experimenting with bits as well.
James Keatings has just become Nantwich's all time top Goal scorer with 29 league goals
He got there just before Fitzharris who has 28 goals, after they both scored against Dagenham as we came from two goals down to draw 2-2. (Edit - Fitzharris now has 29 aswell after he scored against AFC Wimbledon )
So with 10 games left we are currently 5th occupying the last playoff spot - 4pts clear of sixth placed York, 1pt behind fourth placed Aldershot, 4pts behind second placed Dagenham and third placed Kidderminster, whilst we are 12pts behind leaders Barnet.
We are also safe from relagation.
i'm a good 16-20 points off the play off spots though, and 20 points clear of the drop zone. Just tried a Chelsea and ac milan style 4-4-2 tactic i got off the tactical theorems download, 1-0 win v macclesfield, also going to try big sams old bolton 4-5-1 tactic
2010/11 - AFC Hornchurch - Blue Square South
So the Mighty Urchins were promoted into the Blue Square South and the media expected them to make the stay a short one with a prediction of dead last, 22nd! I evaluated the squad and found it lacking almost all over the pitch, the only real area of strength was the existing goalkeeper, Darren Behcet. He did ok for me over the year but he may not cut it when I begin to push on next year!
A couple of other existing players made decent contributions. Mark Janney is an experienced winger who can play on either side so he was useful and Billy Coyne was a decent left back. The rest of the squad was made up of new faces.
So I bought in plenty of new faces and tried to play some football. It didn't work well so I went back to a simple 4-4-2 and got some results. I dragged myself from 21st up to mid-table 14th. Then the results slipped again and my 2nd striker, David Brown was useless. I dropped him a bought in a more effective player. I switched to a simple 4-5-1 and played contain looking to hit teams on the break. This worked for the last few games and I ended up 14th but wasn't safe until the penultimate game. Now I am looking to build the squad and push on next year.
Some honourable mentions this year go to:
Season 10/11 Links
Squad's Overall Stats
Fixtures 1 Fixtures 2 Fixtures 3
Code:2010/11 BSS 14th 2011/12 BSS ----
Really need to sort out my wage bill asap. Paid over £1 million this season in wages, which is not good whatsoever. The move to professional, and the increased wage demands, isn't doing me any favours.
Weird, my new kit sponsorship has stayed at 5k per annum. Think the bug from last year has returned
Going to report it as a bug then. Off I go.