Hehe Jonny, its the curse of the thread but quite impressiv anyway!!
SnakeXe im pretty happy with my desicion to =) I have even made him my captain! hes been here for 7 years now and has scored 20 goals so far this season!
Carshalton Blue Square Premier 2011/2012
League Table Graph
The season started out good, and from comparing my squad with other squads in BSP, I was hoping to be fighting for a play-off spot. The media prediction, however, wasn’t that optimistic – ajuging us to end up 23rd. We never really dropped behind, throughout our season, the lowest position noted was in round 20 - a 8th. Come end of the season we secured the 1st place with one round to go
We also managed to go all the way in the FA Trophy, beating Kettering 2-0 in our first outing on Wembley. May in not be our last . To get to the final we beat Kidderminster, Luton, Dover and arch rivals AFC Wimbledon
Transfers: During the first transfer window I brought in 9 new faces, which of 6 made it in to the starting 11 regularly for the season. During the second window we brought in 2 more players, but they both failed to break into the regular 11. I have – of course – not spent any money on transfer yet. There simply haven’t been any funds available. But I managed to sell off Fabio Ferreira for £22K – my first, and up to now only, sale.
FINANCES – just keeping below wage budget, but still numbers are diving into red.
Some players hung up their boots this season. Darren Bernard who during season first provided many many assists from delivering corners and freekicks, was considered too slow for playing on a regular basis in the BSP. He did, however, make some appearences, and then often smashing home freekicks or provide assists. Paul Furlong also hung up the boots. At the age of 43 he still played an important role for the team, sitting just behind the two strikers providing through balls for them to work on.
Next Season. I need to work on the players wages – renewing some contracts, as their promotion wage rise clauses really blew the squad wage bill sky high, and I now have no funds for getting new players. It will be very interesting to see if I’ll be able to make these changes, and to see if I’ll be able to bring in new faces required to stay up next season.
Last edited by T-Rex; 08-01-2010 at 00:17.
Starting off as Truro.
Now heres a Sir Alex moment, or should I say moments: Link
Sitting 1st after 12 games first season of L1.
The refs do it all the time in FM10 - sometimes to your regret I have witnessed myself.
Nice of SI to take account of 'Fergie Time' though
Got a midfielder retiring aged 33, hasn't really broken into the team, so guess it is right for him.
End of my second season in the Championship, finished 17th and 18th respectively, yet well clear of relegation. Hope to make bigger steps next season, at least make the top half.
So building a team for the Premiership is fun, it's rather worrying that my ass. manager rates my second best Striker as Decent League One Striker. Teams are now making me pay to loan players, a centre back I was after went to AC Milan instead whilst the winger Saunders I had on loan last season decided to sign for Championship Watford rather than me, possibly because they doubled his wages, and my left winger Dario who appears to be my best player has now attracted the attention of Inter Milan.
On the plus side I've managed to bring Darren Fletcher, Pablo Zabaleta and Michael Knightly all in on free's whilst they are now 35, 35 and 33 years old they should be able to do the business for this season at least.
I still need to bring in some left sided players and possibly a striker and a centre back.
I also got the highest rated Academy kid so far, it's a shame his two stars only give him a Decent League One Potential
I've just signed a young Dutch Striker who came through Man Utd's Academy and he's just described signing for Nantwich as the best moment of his life
NUNEATON FIRST SEASON: BLUE SQUARE NORTH
I believe that I did very well in the league, i was on top from about January onwards, although I did lose some games I really should of been winning.
Although I belive that i have a very good all rounded squad, I will need to strengthen it for the Blue Square Premier, probably a new striker, winger and maybe goalkeeper.
As you can see my finances have gradually been going down for a while now, hopefully me winning the league should provide me with some money.
Great strong centre back, domiant in the air and got me goals when i needed them
A rock in midfield, didnt let anything pass and set up a few goals, will try and get him on a permanent, but it will be hard.
Top Goalscorer for me, he would of got even more if he hadn't of been injured towards the end of the season.
I will try and get some more players for next season, I think I can stay up next season, so Onwards and Upwards!!!
Six minutes into our first pre-season friendly and my Striker Dimitrov is taken out and will be out for 8 weeks
I'd started as Sutton manager Sutton Supremo
Didn't bother reporting my first season, although I was predicted to finish 21st and finished 12th (so I suppose its a mini achievment!!)
Lost untolds of money over the season, even though the board was delighted with my wage control.
Because of all the money losses, my chairman decided to step down and a consortium took over resulting in a transfer embargo
Incidently, I've read in other posts about ex-players taking over clubs.......... look who I got Helveg Hell!!
Anyway, I managed to win him over and kept my job, strenghtened the squad, started the season and was doing well, in the play off places, until.........
reloaded the game, played one of the half dozen games I'd "lost" and then.....
So, I guess thats the end of that for me, I'll have to start again, this time I've downloaded patch 10.2 and I'll see how I get on.....
(Incidentally, if I've suffered a crash dump, is it ok to just install the patch into my FM, or should I do a complete uninstall /re-install of FM2010??)
Link seems to not work. Try this one
Im exactly the same. Seems that your board start injecting cash to keep you afloat - beyond that its not really your problem, if you have budgets you can use them...
You will eventually find that transfers get vetoed though.
Hopefully I've now build up a squad that will survive in the Premiership - I've spent £30m on 14 players - most of that is spread over 48months, (I'll be paying ~£500K p/m in transfer fees for the next 48th months) but we now have two players per position and just the one person on loan in addition everyone I paid money for is under 20 so if we do go down I should be able to sell them for more than I paid.
Just finished 5th in my first season in the Prem. Won the Carling Cup and a new stadium on the way. Update later.
Boston United - Season 6 - Premiership - 2015/2016
Media Prediction - 2oth
Final Position - 5th
FA Cup - Semi Final
Carling Cup - Winners
Started the season great and found myself in the European places. Picked up some unbeaten runs and cemented myself in there for the rest of the season. Had a few blips here and there with losses. Lost my last two games against Chelsea and Arsenal to find myself 5th instead of in the Champions League.
In the cups I surpassed expectations and managed to get to the Semi Final of the FA Cup. Got beaten by Man City who lost to Man Utd in the Final. Had to have a replay with Everton and City won the tie with us after drawing 2-2 and winning on pens. In the Carling Cup I had a nice run and went to the Final. Beat Aston Villa 3-1 to get my first real quality trophy.
Made afew key transfers this year. Got in some nice signings who contributed well. Keys were Ashley Cole on a free and Victor Anichebe. Alan Hutton also did well for me and so too really all the signing where I paid over a mil for them. The cheaper ones are for the future.
Got linked to the Fulham and West Ham jobs. Declined of course. Cole was made captain and Paz my VC. Had to stick him out on the right wing but planning to address that this season so he can move into the centre.
Anichebe finished 3rd in scoring in the Prem with 18 goals. I was 3rd choice for Manger of the Year and Anichebe managed to get a sub spot in the Team of the Year. Ashley Cole managed to get the Goal of the Season.
To top it all off, I've got a new stadium in the works.
Manager of Season
Team of Year
Goal of Season
Code:League Season Finished Notes ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Blue Square North 10/11 1st Champions Blue Square Premier 11/12 1st Champions League Two 12/13 1st Champions League One 13/14 1st Champions, JPT Winners Championship 14/15 1st Champions Premiership 15/16 5th Carling Cup Winners
Dartford - Blue Square Premier - 2014/2015
League: 4th; promoted (view)
FA Cup: Second Round
FA Trophy: Third Round
All year long, we were in contention for the championship spot, and we even occupied top spot for a month or two. However, it was towards the end of the season that our old habits began surfacing -- inconsistent performances resulted in a slip to 4th place. No biggie, however, since we were able to pip Cambridge City and Mansfield in the playoffs (we had an epic late equalizer against Mansfield that brought us into extra time, where another late goal proved to be the winning goal ).
The cup runs this year were more eye-catching than the previous years'; we managed to beat League One side MK Dons on our way to the FA Cup Second Round, where we unluckily lost to Rushden & Diamonds. In the FA Trophy, we cruised into the Third Round, where we were expected to make mincemeat out of Fleetwood (whom we had earlier thrashed 10-0 in the league), but we "didn't turn up" and ended up losing 0-2.
Next year's goal is to establish ourselves in the mid-table mediocrity of League Two, and to avoid, at all costs, being relegated.
Just won the Championship! Update later! WOHOO
Overdid the spending a bit this summer. Got my trouble positions filled but spent way too much money. Was going for quality though so had to be expected. Also signed a nice striker from Brazil who'll be coming in the next summer. Sent out my two Spanish kids on loan. Had Juventus and some top division Spanish, Italian, and some English sides interested. Just makes me now they'll be good. Missed out one particular player though who would have been a steal at 3m, Craig Cathcart. He developed well. Meant I had to do the trick of leaving spaces in the registrations for the Europa and the Prem as I couldn't find enough quality English players and some of my younger first team players aren't yet homegrown. Gonna take screenies later and post them.
Managed to get in Sinan Bolat, Adebayor(free), and Quaresma(free) from the original players.
I have none. Only League One standard players being churned out. Can't improve anything either until the stadium's finished so have to buy young players and keep them long enough to be HG.
Kingstonian (2029/2030) Challenge completed
Premier League Prediction - 4
Premier League Position - 1
Finally !! after 20 years of hard work: Challenge completed after last years Champions League win and this years Premier League win !
First of all, this win could have been much greater. Look at the draws we got, 12 draws is just not good enough and what happened here was that almost every game
i was in control winning 2-0 or something like that. at about 70 minutes in the opponent score and of course they score in 90+. this happened so many times you wont believe it.
I started the season out by buying 3 big players spending a whooping 76m euro in transfers including a historic 38m signing of Milanovic.
This saw is getting in the red for the first time since the early Championship days. So this year i went all in trying to win the league.
We immidiately rose to the top of the league and it soon became clear that Chelsea was the team to beat this year. With 10 games left everything was an open game and the title could have gone either way
i was terrified that it would come down to a last matchday Champion like two years ago when Chelsea took the Title in the very last minute of the season and left me without the trophy.
But this year it didnt happen and with two games remaining Chelsea lost to Arsenal and gave us the trophy
Last year i got my revenge over City, this year Chelsea now all i need is the revenge against Aston Villa :P
Easily got trough the group stage and met big Real Madrid in the first knockout round
The most ridicouless game i have ever witness was my semi-final first leg encounter with Sevilla. This SS speaks for it self
Going all in in the rematch unfortunaly wasnt enough, we won 4-1 and this was the end of the competetion this year.
In the other cups i drew big teams and played with my second team and lost out pretty early.
Because of my completion of the challenge i will now post the whole team:
Gk Adam BIO
DR Rodrigo BIO
DL Silva BIO
DC Ivanov BIO
DC Marx BIO
DMC Robson no bio(own ranks)
AMC Milanovic BIO
MR Galan BIO
ML Olaizola BIO
ST Escobar BIO
ST Casado BIO
Backups/rotation players/other youth prospects from own ranks:
Burke (Own ranks)
Canham (Own Ranks)
Elliot (Own Ranks)
Goals for the upcoming season:
Im gonna carry on like always trying to become more dominant. This year i will try to build a CHL+PL winning squad with my own youth products only!
I think this is a real opportunity as i have never had such a good youth academy as i do in this safe. Every year it seems like i get at least one great prospect promoted.
Right now i dont think i will do a "double" as i did last year when i took both Boreham Wood and Osset town to the crown, but i might consider it later on after a break i usually take.
Ps. thx for you guys interest in my game! especially SnakeXe, i believe i owed you one , hehe.
Code:League Season Finished Achievements ------------------------------------------------------- Blue Square South 2010/11 4th Playoff Final losers Blue Square South 2011/12 1st Blue Square South Champions Blue Square Premier 2012/13 5th Playoff semi-final losers Blue Square Premier 2013/14 1st Blue Square Premier Champions League Two 2014/15 2nd JPT Winners, Promotion League One 2015/16 13th none League One 2016/17 2nd Promotion Championship 2017/18 14th none Championship 2018/19 12th none Championship 2019/20 5th Playoff semi-final losers Championship 2020/21 5th Playoff final losers Championship 2021/22 1st Championship Champions Premier League 2022/23 10th none Premier League 2023/24 14th FA Cup semi-finalist Premier League 2024/25 13th FA Cup Winners Premier League 2025/26 9th none Premier League 2026/27 7th none Premier League 2027/28 2nd Uefa Cup Semi-finals, FA Cup Final Premier League 2028/29 4th Champions League Winners Premier League 2029/30 1st Premier League Champions - CHALLENGE COMPLETED
Last edited by kaNovi; 08-01-2010 at 14:57.
Mucho congratulations on the completion
ngngngngngngngngngngngngngng I have six midfielders out injured for at least a month.
Originally Posted by WillCarruthers
Hi guys, in need of some help; I've been offered the England job mutliple times, I click to accept every time, and then nothing. It's happened at least 5 times. What's going on?
Originally Posted by minisav
Bug fixed by 10.2
I'll drag this up again, is there any way to get round this without installing the patch? I've tried but the patch won't install on my machine so other methods would be good.
Anyone!? don't make me go to GD
I am finally getting into the game a bit more now I have spent some time looking at the tactical side of things. Will probably do a 3 season update in the next week or so.
My god... Love being in the Premier League already. Getting an transfer budget of 45M and a wage budget of 1.3M
That wage budget is 13x more then I had in the Championship last year...
Mini Update: Dartford BSS 2010/2011
After 17 games I have 20 points and sit 14th in the league, which is a bit less than I had hoped for at this stage. Should have about 5 or 6 more points really, which would have put me in play-off positions. I would be there if it wasn't for conceeding quite a few goals in the last 10-15mins of games.
A 4-1 win over Concord Rangers put me into the FA cup 4th rnd qualifying which I then lost to Tonbridge 1-0 putting me out of the FA Cup. Out of FA Trophy in 3rd qualifying rnd aswell, so just the league to focus on now.
A few more transfers in... the pick of which is on loan striker from Millwall John Marquis who has 2 in 2 so far will be a loss when his 3 months are up.
First signings has been made. Really was in need to fill my team with England based players since I had problems the minimum of players trained.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (€ 800K - dutch fameeeeee! hope he still can score a couple of goals)
Joleon Lescott (€ 625K)
Curtis Davies (€ 5,75M - England International)
Lee Cattermole (biggest signing ever: € 15,5M - England International)
I just got relegated. sigh, I really suck this year. Having said that, i didnt put much effort in getting my scouts to find good players. Will try again later on some time when I have the will power
Just signed two more players:
Almost wonderkid (in my eyes) Jesus Mateu from Barcelona for € 13M
Joe Mattock (€19,5M - England International // brought in as replacement for Pascutti)
Sold my left back Ruben Pascutti for € 15M to Chelsea (I signed him on a free last year and became my biggest transfer income..)
Transfer money is goneeeee... but signed great players. Really felt like a child in a toyshop this transfer season.
Just noticed that Premier League have had 5 different winners the last 5 years! and to make things more exiting there havent been a team who has won the PL twice in a row the last 10 years.
So hopefully i can change this !!
well done KaNovi
We'll have to see whose academy makes the best team
This year brought us i can actually now make a good defensive line with my own youth players!!! But there seems to be a problem with my academy, because it really doesnt provide any attacking players of this standard!
Last edited by kaNovi; 08-01-2010 at 18:27.
Huge decesion I really dont know what to say to this. At some point i wanna try international management but i think it might be to soon. BUT Brazil is the best squad in the world and it would be nice to win all international competetion as well and Brazil would be a nice place to start by winning copa america and maybee world cup?
WOW i just realized that Brazil are actually playing world cup right now ?!?!?! and are in the Quarter finals?
I dont understand how this is possible? that they dont have a manager in the middle of the world cup??
The history says that they sacked Leo the 25th of june
Last edited by kaNovi; 08-01-2010 at 18:41.
Dafuge : would it be okay ( im thinking moraly ) to take the job now when Brazil are in the Quarters of the world cup???
Congrats KaNovi on getting over the finish line. Especially after your spiel about chucking in the towel before.
yeah im taking it.. im just finding it weird that he got sacked in the middle of the world cup he didnt even loose a game=)
Ty(btw) SnakeXe liverbird and Jonny
Last edited by kaNovi; 08-01-2010 at 18:51.
I can't remember which version it was, but I was playing in a tournament, lost and got sacked then picked up a job with another nation and carried on with the same tournament. I think I lost again then resigned.
This might become the quickest sack ever Lets get it on
Under huge pressure we where lucky to win against italy with a 90+ scoring giving us a Semi-Final spot with a 2-1 win
Last edited by kaNovi; 08-01-2010 at 19:10.
Hastings United, Season 2012-13 – Season Three, Blue Square South
After getting pretty close last year, there was a real feeling around the club (and the thread!) that this could be our season. Lake-Gaskin and Cassius’ partnership up front could surely only get better, and in Phil Parkin we had the seedling of a major club legend.
Yes – that’s THE Curtis Woodhouse, who has made three Premiership appearances and around 200 in the Championship. However he was far from the signing of the season – in fact he was a real let down. However four of those signings were significant – Warren, Hall, Male and Dunk made 131 appearances between them this season and though Warren was by far the best (7.21 in 18 games), all three of the others had AvRs of around 7. All four of those will play a big part next season – Dunk looks likely to partner Parkin, replacing the disappointing Darren Craddock permanently next year.
Blue Square South
Similar to last season in many respects – again we went on a long unbeaten run – this time extending our record to 17 games. Four defeats in the first seven games cost us very dearly. But six points more than last season has to be seen as an improvement. Indeed, our points total from this year would have seen us just one point from the playoffs last season – and some important wins over rival teams might have sneaked us into that top 5.
The Final Table this season. Salisbury City just about held off the threat of Chelmsford to win the league. Weston-Super-Mare managed to comfortably avoid the drop despite a ten point deduction.
The playoffs saw two 3-1 away wins in the first leg, Chelmsford and Dover overcoming Hayes & Yeading and Eastleigh. The second legs were both closer, and Eastleigh beat Dover but the one goal margin and Chelmsford’s victory meant that the first leg results were decisive, so Eastleigh missed out again along with H&Y, and Chelmsford and Dover met in the Playoff Final at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium...
The e.on FA Cup
Disappointing in the extreme.
The FA Trophy
With selected stats for all competitions, ordered by the amount of time they spent on the pitch – a rough guide to their importance to the team I suppose. 5 hour minimum qualification threshold.
The major positive I can see here is that the goals, assists and man of the match awards were very well spread out which suggests that we’re very much a team unit. Given that our best player is a central defender, it’s perhaps not that surprising. You could argue that with the formation we play meaning that the onus is very much on the strikers to score a lot of goals, Cassius should perhaps have done a little better, but with so many players getting goals here and there, I think if we can get both strikers scoring again, we’ll get there.
Sadly Tommy really sums up our season. He was really starting to emerge as a star for the side, before a broken leg in January against Chelmsford ended his season. His progress this year should mean he’ll be a regular in the side once again when he does eventually recover.
His torn calf muscle kept him out for four months, and although we actually did fairly well in his absence, I feel sure that had he stayed fit, we would have had those eight extra points by the end of the season to get us into the playoffs. His progress has clearly been stunted by the injury and sad though that is, it might just work in our favour as it should allow me to keep him for a while longer.
Louis Lavers and Chris Lock
Impossible to split these two. They shared left-back duties, one of them played more games, but the other played better when he did play. Lock’s 8 years more experience could probably have meant he would have been the first choice next year but Lavers is undoubtedly the natural successor, and Lock’s refusal to sign a new contract seems to make his immediate promotion likely.
Bit of an unsung hero, this guy. He’s been the most consistent performer over the three seasons I’ve been managing here, apart from Parkin of course!
Having been unspectacular in the first half of the season, managing only 7 goals before the turn of the year, he sprang to life in January and February with 9 goals in 5 games, and continued his good form to end up with a good return for the year.
Despite his rather disappointing goals return, Marcus Cassius did play well and if he can find his goalscoring form of last year again he will be a fantastic player, whilst Harrison Dunk looks like he will be a fantastic partner for Parkin if they can both stay fit next season, though Francis and Lyskov will have something to say about that. Ryan Hall and Luke Male have made good starts to their careers, but Sam Hatton had a disappointing season after two fantastic years before now. Hopefully he can rediscover his form, although he wont be able to do so until around November/December due to his broken foot. Looking back, it was a horrific season for injuries, although I didn’t realise it at the time. It shows that this season has been more of a step forward than I realised when I started this report!!
Cost-cutting has stabilised us a bit, although close to £250,000 of investment “to help with running costs” perhaps takes some of the gloss off my own achievement here. The thing is I can’t cut costs much further without severely impairing my team. Will try to do a bit more over the summer, though. I think the only big target in terms of transfers is a new goalkeeper. We also got a new sponsorship deal which gives us an extra £2k a year. Not much but something!
Club Records and Awards
>> Biggest Defeat: 4-0 v Basingstoke, League, 11th August. (Coincidentally, my biggest win is also 4-0 vs. Basingstoke!)
>> Most Games Won in a Row: 4, 29th January to 16th February.
>> Most Games Without Losing: 10, 6th October to 8th December.
>> Most Games Without Conceding: 4, 20th October to 6th November.
>> Top Goalscorer in a Season: Sebastien Lake-Gaskin – 24 Goals
>> Top League Goalscorer in a Season: Sebastien Lake-Gaskin – 24 Goals
>> Most Goals in a Match: Sebastien Lake-Gaskin – 4, v Tooting & Mitcham, 2nd February.
Cumulative records (will be published every season as long as the holder is at the club):
>> Most League Apps for the Club
Record got broken several times this season.
Currently: Phil Parkin – 105
>> Most League Goals for the Club: Sebastien Lake-Gaskin – 38
>> Fans’ Player of the Year: Louis Lavers
Phil Parkin: 2
Louis Lavers: 1
>> Lake-Gaskin was the BSS Top Goalscorer with 24 goals
MY team of the year:
Hawksworth – Dunk – Parkin – Lavers
Hatton – Hall – Male
Cassius – Lake-Gaskin
Subs: Day, Lock, Jones, Morrison, Francis.
Overall XI….Hall, Craddock, Day and Dunk were all inducted this year.
New Youth Cohort
This year’s pick of the bunch for me, although the wonderfully named Lee Lee is more what we need right now, and has been put straight into the first team squad. The player my assistant picked out didn’t look very good to me.
How are we going to push this team to promotion? Is it just a question of finding the right players? Most of this team seems good enough now, and in Parkin, Warren, Hatton and Lake-Gaskin, we seem to have a fantastic spine in the team, and we are capable of putting great runs together, but it seems defeats affect them too much, and tend to lead to more defeats. What could I be doing wrong? ANYONE??
Season One (2010-11)
Season Two (2011-12)
Last edited by GreyedOutMan; 08-01-2010 at 19:41.
After taken over the Brazil squad i asked my assistant to take care of freindly matches for Kingstonian.. but geese man, he started spreading bad squad harmony. This must be a bug because this has happened before with another manager.. Pretty annoying that i have to travel all the way from Australia to England to play freindly matches....
Lee Lee! Loving it
my job with Dartford is now insecure, I dont know what I can do to change results. Tried changing tactics, by keeping them simple. In a panic made some signings who have done little to improve things. Expect the chop soon.
World cup Brazil
After the completion of the Challenge i had no idea that i would be giving a huge international opportunity.
But Brazil were looking for a manager to take them from the Quarter finals to the final in WQ! Yes. They actually sacked their
manager the 25/6 after they had quailified to the QF in the world cup!! So i accepted the offer(doh).
We where incredible lucky to win this game, and it could have made me the fastest sacked manager in the history
Semi Final Thx to my own player Marquinhos we deservedly won the game
and up in the finals where... England !
We had the game completely under control and won deservedly! It feels quite funny i have won the world cup by only playing 3 games lol!
But im looking forward trying to win the Copa America before moving on.
Code:Nation Competetion Year Achievement __________________________________________________________ Brazil World cup 2030 Winners
Last edited by kaNovi; 08-01-2010 at 21:13.
I'm currently struggling a bit, any tactical aid would be appreciated... for some reason I don't seem to be able to get any consistency with Fm2010...
Haha well done kaNovi, bit of a gift though eh? Euro 2032 qualifying is going well with England so far, P3 W3 F14 A0
Season 21 is nearly over for me, just the FA Cup Final to play, against Hull so fingers crossed... got some good things to say about my young up and coming players, especially a certain one, so I'll include stuff about them in the update!
Life in League 2 is proving to be more difficult than imagined. I've already been kicked out of one cup and are currently in 17th spot after 2 games. I still have the first win to come.
On the bright side, I've signed some decent youngsters who I believe can be quite good.
Edith says: I guess I forum jinxed it because I just had the first win, a sweet 2-0 win away against Bury
Last edited by MikaelS; 08-01-2010 at 21:35.
Season 21 - SnakeXe's Merthyr Tydfil
Premier League - 1st, Champions (Table)
Champions League - Winners
FA Cup - Winners
League Cup - 4th Round (lost v Man City)
Club World Championship - Winners
European Super Cup - Winners
Community Shield - Winners
Our best season in terms of points in the Premier League so far, although we did lose 2 games this time, and a third in the League Cup, so that unbeaten season isn't happening yet.
The main positive to come from this season, though, is the way in which the new young prospects I've brought in/had come through the academy have fitted into the team, and kept the standard of results up. That said, it is mainly due to this man:
Massimiliano Maggio - What a season! And he's only 19! I have high hopes that he'll go on to bag a whole load of goals for us in the future, and he's clearly a big game man, with the winner in the Champions League Final - not to mention the Semi Final as well.
As for the rest of the young'ins, here's Joe Thomas who's from the academy, probably made the biggest impact on the side of the three - Mike Williamson and Simon Evans were the other two. I think Joe Thomas will go on to become a wonderkid, and possibly Williamson too, but Evans is lagging behind the other two in terms of development unfortunately. I may send him out on loan next year to try and bring him forward a little.
Finally, our other current wonderkid, Perry Fisher. Already capped for my England side, and always improving for us. He missed several months of the season with injury; I hope that doesn't become a regular occurrence as he's an excellent prospect.
Next season the plan is to move on a few more of the old-timers, already got 3 excellent players coming in on free transfers with some of the mental stats I felt were lacking when tutoring some of my prospects. Hopefully Maggio will break the 50 goals barrier, and we'll keep bringing home the pots
Code:Season League Position Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2010/11 Blue Square South 1st Blue Square South Champions, Promoted 2011/12 Blue Square Premier 1st Blue Square Premier Champions, Promoted 2012/13 Coca-Cola League Two 4th Play-Off Winners, Promoted 2013/14 Coca-Cola League One 6th Play-Off Semi-Finalists 2014/15 Coca-Cola League One 4th Play-Off Semi-Finalists 2015/16 Coca-Cola League One 17th Johnstone's Paint Trophy Winners 2016/17 Coca-Cola League One 2nd Promoted 2017/18 Coca-Cola Championship 18th None 2018/19 Coca-Cola Championship 21st None 2019/20 Coca-Cola Championship 9th None 2020/21 Coca-Cola Championship 6th Play-Off Winners, Promoted 2021/22 Premier League 13th None 2022/23 Premier League 14th None 2023/24 Premier League 9th None 2024/25 Premier League 4th League Cup Runners Up 2025/26 Premier League 1st Premier League Champions 2026/27 Premier League 1st Premier League Champions, Champions League Winners, League Cup Winners 2027/28 Premier League 1st Premier League Champions, Champions League Winners, League Cup Winners, Club World Championship Winners 2028/29 Premier League 1st Premier League Champions, Champions League Winners, FA Cup Winners, Club World Championship Winners 2029/30 Premier League 1st Premier League Champions, Champions League Winners, FA Cup Winners, League Cup Winners, Club World Championship Winners 2030/31 Premier League 1st Premier League Champions, Champions League Winners, FA Cup Winners, Club World Championship Winners
Previous Season Reports:
Season 1 - 2010/11
Season 2 - 2011/12
Season 3 - 2012/13
Season 4 - 2013/14
Season 5 - 2014/15
Season 6 - 2015/16
Season 7 - 2016/17
Season 8 - 2017/18
Season 9 - 2018/19
Season 10 - 2019/20
Season 11 - 2020/21
Season 12 - 2021/22
Season 13 - 2022/23
Season 14 - 2023/24
Season 15 - 2024/25
Season 16 - 2025/26
Season 17 - 2026/27
Season 18 - 2027/28
Season 19 - 2028/29
Season 20 - 2029/30
Season 21 - SnakeXe's International Career - England
European Championship Qualifying - 1st (Group I)
Friendlies - Played 5, Won 4, Drawn 1, Lost 0
Not a great deal to say yet, other than it's all been pretty easy so far. Done pretty well in the qualifying, topping the group with a 100% record and only one goal conceded. It's a bit of a weird job to be doing at the moment, as the majority of the really good players are the wrong side of 30, and there really is not a lot between (in terms of age) them and the next generation coming in at 18-22.
Code:Season Nation Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2030/31 England None
Last edited by SnakeXe; 08-01-2010 at 23:04.
North Ferriby 14/15
Season Review: Well we are promoted again this one came down to being hard to beat, played with a solid counter tactic most of the season and it got us the quick goal we needed for 1-0 wins, then when playing the bottom teams Ludwig went crazy with hat tricks.
The real hero moment of the season was beating a struggling Liverpool in the FA Cup at home with a awesome goal from Fitzharris.
I am fearing the gap from where some of our players are to Championship though, stadium still only holds 2500 and we can't expand it, we maxed it out most of last season so I might be getting a new one soon.
Cup Review: Awesome win at home over Liverpool in the FA Cup, horrible result in the JPT I had wanted to go deep into that one again but we just collapsed. We forced the game into extra time in the Carling Cup but then everyone started taking knocks and we fell apart.
Next Season: New CB and looking for a left winger still.Code:Season Division Position Achievements --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 BSN 4th Lost in Playoff Finals 2011/12 BSN 1st Promoted 2012/13 BSP 1st Promoted/FAT Winners 2013/14 L2 1st Promoted/JPT Winners 2014/15 L1 1st Promoted
Ooh my stadium is being expanded - Kelly Park clearly wasn't big enough in the first place, been in there less than 12 months! It'll be 36,116 by my calculations when the expansion is complete
Got sacked at the end of Jan 2011 with Dartford, had slipped into relegation zone. The worst I have ever done. Think I need to rethink my strategy or perhaps im just not cut out for lower league management.
This has been a crazy 1st season in league 1:
So far in the 18 games ive played i have scored 47 (2.6/game) but conceded 31 (1.7/game)
Including this incredible victory over rochdale this was promptly followed by 4-0 and 5-1 defeats in the next two matches
A few weeks later this happens to rochdale again, i then had a look at rochdale's squad and it turns out they were playing an outfield player in goal as both their 1st team keepers were injured and they had no youth or reserve keeper.
I thaught it was my tactics that got us that victory, obviously it was a lot of luck as well
Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2020/31
We had a perfect season last year, winning every competition we entered. This makes setting aims this year a little bit difficult, although the Premier League and Champions League are my main priorities.
League Positions Graph
It feels like we have taken a step backwards, but we haven't, the other teams have just got better. Last year only Reading managed more than 70 points so the league is getting more competitive again.
Community Shield - we got the win we deserved, the hard way.
UEFA Super Cup - it is not often you show Barca how to play, but we did.
FIFA Club World Cup - the early goals settled it for us, although Chivas did make a good go of things.
FA Cup - things were looking great with a set of dominant home words, before Javier made me regret my earlier comments.
Carling Cup - we were lucky to win this with two penalty shootouts and a couple of 1-0 wins, at least we deserved to win the final.
UEFA Champions League - the group stage was easy enough, with the only points dropped in a match where I rested a few players. We got through the knockout round seasily enough, although the semi was a bit close. The scoreline in the final flattered us, as we took a couple of early goals and never looked like losing.
Transfers - the sale of Estévez finances the new arrivals but the rest are all fees involving clauses and monthly payments, in an attempt to improve the long term finances of the club (currently £4.5m in debt after all the prize money has come in). The big story was the sale of Javier, who wanted a new challenge. He went for £10m + £40m over 48 months + £40m after 30 league goals. I've brought in a couple of Turkish players in the hope of moulding them for the national team I am managing.
Squad - we are definitely weaker with a couple of big name being replaced by youngsters but we still have a great squad.
Key Player Profiles:
Pol Sesma - massive dip from last season, which is due to the departure of Javier and the arrival of Bowditch.
Adam Bowditch - with Javier gone and Sesma ageing, I'm looking for a new long term star striker. 21 goals in his debut season is pretty impressive but I'm interested to see what there is to come.
Steve Shutt - this youth system product is now the highest rated player in my squad, and he has started to make a major contribution with his assists. 'World class' is perhaps a little flattering but he's a great player.
Cuma Sahan - one of the main reasons I took the Turkey job, he had another great season.
Tom McGoldrick - possibly better as a striker, but I've been lining him up as a replacement for Sahan. His impressive goalscoring record means I'm starting to consider accpeting a large bid for Cuman.
Career OverviewNext SeasonCode:Season League Position Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 Blue Square South 5th Promoted via playoffs 2011/12 Blue Square Premier 8th 2012/13 Blue Square Premier 2nd Promoted via playoffs, FA Trophy finalists 2013/14 Coca-Cola League 2 6th Lost in playoff final 2014/15 Coca-Cola League 2 1st Promoted as champions 2015/16 Coca-Cola League 1 4th Promoted via playoffs, JPT finalists 2016/17 Coca-Cola Championship 9th 2017/18 Coca-Cola Championship 6th Lost in playoff semi 2018/19 Coca-Cola Championship 4th Promoted via playoffs 2019/20 Barclays Premier League 16th 2020/21 Barclays Premier League 11th 2021/22 Barclays Premier League 3rd FA Cup finalists 2022/23 Barclays Premier League 7th Carling Cup finalists, FA Cup winners 2023/24 Barclays Premier League 3rd 2024/25 Barclays Premier League 5th Champions League finalists 2025/26 Barclays Premier League 3rd Carling Cup finalists 2026/27 Barclays Premier League 2nd 2027/28 Barclays Premier League 1st Premier League and Champions League winners 2028/29 Barclays Premier League 1st PL, CL and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists 2029/30 Barclays Premier League 1st PL, CL, CWC, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners 2030/31 Barclays Premier League 1st PL, CL, CWC, and Carling Cup winners
I've got no real aim for next season, it is just a case of winning as much as possible while trying to keep the finances reasonable. I know we need a new stadium, but I don't think it is going to happen because the last one was only built 11 years ago. All I can do is continue to be successful and try to keep the finances in a position that would make it viable.
As for my long term aims, I want to start promoting youth team players but apart from Shutt and Ramm we haven't really had any that would really make it at this level. I'm going to concentrate building this club up before I start thinking about that, my next aim is our centenary year which is in 2032.
I ****ing hate my goalkeepers. Managed to get someone good in for 3 months on loan and we had a really good spell that fired us back up into the play-offs, but he left and I couldn't extend his loan, and I've had to put one of my other muppets back in and we've conceded 7 goals in his first two games back in the side. And to make it worse I can't find a single goalkeeper worth having who is willing to join me.
\o/ Crewe just released the goalkeeper I took on loan and I managed to beat the competition to get him on a free transfer \o/
I think I'm close to getting sacked again Job listed as 'insecure' and I've just had a news item speculating that if we lose against Ilkeston (which would be four league defeats on the bounce) then I might be out of a job.
Have had to sell a really promising midfielder to balance the books . Hopefully Sam Hatton will really step up this season now he's back from his broken leg...
Well we've made a solid enough start in the Premiership - drawing 1-1 to Villa and Wigan before losing 3-1 to Chelsea (we did well against Chelsea until they replaced their starting World Class Strikers with the World Class Strikers they had on the bench ) and beating Preston in the Carling Cup where we needed extra time and 17 shots on target with 11 Clear Cut Chances - the ball just wouldn't go in the net unless we were off-side.
Whilst I obtained my first Wonderkid the Paraguayan Centre Back Rodrigo Maidana I picked up for a record £10.75m became a Wonderkid after his second game for us
Had a radical change of tactics which seems to have worked. We were lacking pace, strength and height. So....I decided to search for the tallest player in the game. Peter Preston is not quite Workinton's Nathan Crabb, but at his height, the 8cm he loses to Crabb arent very significant. Preston has been signed along with a new goalkeeper, Jan Budtz, to add some steel to the team. The sale of Luke Male was a sad day but this injection of steel into the team (Budtz is a bit of a brute at this level) should toughen them up. I have changed to a 5-3-2 and the first game after that was a 1-0 win, the first of the season. Hopefully the defence should be mean enough now. If my strikers can start scoring (they havent scored one between them yet), we WILL get promoted. Preston might not be a fantastic player, but Parkin is, and with Parkin's skill, Preston's size and the work rate of Harrison Dunk/Nicholas Lyskov, we WILL be a better team this year.
Last edited by GreyedOutMan; 09-01-2010 at 01:18.
Dartford - Barclays Premier League - 2030/31
Last year we went the season unbeaten. Could we do better in the Champions League?
Could we cope without Curtis Mutch for the first few months?
League Table Graph
We only lost one game this season - to bloody Liverpool of all teams. The league was a doddle being truthful. We got our record points total and ended up more than 20 points clear.
Did enjoy this goal against Liverpool later in the season which kind of made me forget about them ending our streak.
Community Shield Business as usual. Not that it matters anyway.
Carling Cup Did better than previous season but I'll be damned if we were to actually try to win this distraction.
FA Cup Wasn't really concentrating on this trophy at all but we reached the semi-final without even realising and then made the final. Everytime we have lifted the trophy we won on penalities. Our fate was not without irony.
Champions League The last two seasons we have only made the quarter final stage. This season we did go one further and quite honestly, got stuck in a tight, tight game with Madrid. They got the only goal in the first leg at our place and we never could break them down at the Bernabeu. I wasn't happy but Madrid are a good side and did go on to comfortably win the trophy in the final.
Squad Will not be adding to the squad for a while, as the players who are aging have youngsters in my reserves/u-18s who will be given a chance to replace them.
Dartford players representing..
World Team of the Year
World Footballer of the Year
World Player of the Year
European Goalkeeper of the Year
European Striker of the Year
European Footballer of the Year
FWA Footballer of the Year
PFA Young Player of the Year
Premier League Top Scorer
PFA Player of the Year
Transfers Brazillian wonderkid Hudson (well he was by the end of this season) was the only first teamer brought in. Rest are for the future. Will probably be the last time for a few years I spend money in the summer.
Finances Could be better. Lack of transfers out put us in debt.
Key Players This Season
Perez His task of filling in for Curtis Mutch was a breeze. A top defender and now as far as I'm concerned I have three great centre backs.
Tiaguinho Sometimes I forget about this guy. Seems I just expect him to deliver but he is now our record league goal scorer after overtaking Jaime Ortega.
Marko Grgic Nevermind winning awards galore. This guy is still only 23! Best signing I've ever made and that's some statement when it was a £34million fee.
Javier Rock solid.
Mario Henrique Just continues to dominate his position.
Steve Smith New prospect came onto my radar. Could be a top defender.
Got the Italy job at the start of the summer. To be honest it hasn't been plain sailing as whilst the squad has a few stars, overall the depth just isn't there.
Drew at home to Belgium and then shockingly in the return they thrashed us 3-1. Checked the squad after and they aren't as bad as I made them out to be but still, it wasn't good enough.
So we're sort of lingering in our European Qualifier Group and I'm wondering if I should just resign as I can't really be bothered to work with this untalented lot.
Club Career Overview
------------------------------------Code:Season League Position Achievements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 Blue Square South 4th Promoted Via Play-Offs 2011/12 Blue Square Premier 5th Defeated in Play-Off Semi-Final 2012/13 Blue Square Premier 1st Promoted as Champions 2013/14 Coca Cola League Two 10th n/a 2014/15 Coca Cola League Two 2nd Promoted 2015/16 Coca Cola League One 6th Defeated in Play-Off Semi-Final 2016/17 Coca Cola League One 9th n/a 2017/18 Coca Cola League One 1st Promoted as Champions 2018/19 Coca Cola Championship 13th n/a 2019/20 Coca Cola Championship 3rd Promoted Via Play-Offs 2020/21 Barclays Premier League 8th n/a 2021/22 Barclays Premier League 10th Qualified for Europa League via Fair Play League 2022/23 Barclays Premier League 16th n/a 2023/24 Barclays Premier League 15th n/a 2024/25 Barclays Premier League 5th Carling Cup Winners, FA Cup finalists, Qualified for Europa League 2025/26 Barclays Premier League 1st Premier League Winners, Europa League Winners, Qualified for the Champions League 2026/27 Barclays Premier League 1st Premier League Winners, FA Cup Winners, Champions League Winners, Super Cup Winners Challenge Complete 2027/28 Barclays Premier League 1st PL Winners, FA Cup Winners, CWC Winners, CL Winners 2028/29 Barclays Premier League 1st PL Winners, CWC Winners 2029/30 Barclays Premier League 1st PL Winners, FA Cup Winners 2030/31 Barclays Premier League 1st PL Winners, FA Cup finalists
International Career Overview
------------------------------------Code:Season Nation Achievements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hired by Brazil 2027/28 Brazil N/A 2028/29 Brazil Qualified for the 2030 World Cup Sacked by Brazil Hired by Italy 2030/31 Italy N/A
Got another good chunky stadium expansion to look forward to being completed firstly.
Obviously my goal is to win the league for the 7th time and try my hardest to get the Champions League trophy back to Dartford.
I'll be doing this without signing or adding anyone.
Last edited by JonnyCurrie; 09-01-2010 at 09:34.
Maybe make Smith a DM?
Well done all of you who are continuing winning trophies hopefully i can follow!
SnakeXe, i reckon my prospects are better than yours
Dafuge i still think Bateman(wasnt that his name?) looked better than Bowditch! How is bateman doing? and could you perhaps post an SS :P
Last edited by kaNovi; 09-01-2010 at 12:16.
Bateman looked good but never performed and I think dafuge said he sold him IIRC...
Yeah Maggio looks great! Only your own youth academy products counts
Cant remember him saying that he sold Bateman, but would be nice to see how hes getting on either way =)
Had another decent prospect through this year: Wayne Lewis, rated good Premier League potential. Only problem is he's yet another left-midfielder
I have the same problem, im mostly getting great prospect but all of them are defensive.
But take a look at my newest prospect Brakenridge He must seriusly be one of the brightest talents i have ever seen in any FM game. He looks just amazing.
And the weird thing about it is that my youth facilities are only excellent, there is still room for improvement :-O
Looks like I've got from under the knife hanging over my head for now. We lost against Ilkeston but we've put a little run together now (3 wins, then 2 draws, then 3 wins) which has lifted us up to 6th, only 2 points behind Alfreton - though they have a game in hand. The board seem a lot happier, but I know a couple of bad results will send me crashing back down in their estimation.
Humph, I have fallen out of the favoured personnel list after being on it for 5 years. Signed a new 4 year contract on £1,700 a week.
2014-2015 Season Review-Kings Lynn-BSP
A definite improvement this season saw us never look like going down. We had some good results against the top teams in the league but we weren't consistent enough to beat the poor ones as well. But the positive is that it was an improvement from last year.
League Positions Graph
FA CUp- 4th qual.round v Grays
FA Trophy- 1st round v Chelmsford
Next season we need a cup run to improve the bank balance which is still in the red.
Code:Season League Position Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 Blue Square North 18th None 2011/12 Blue Square North 4th Promoted via Playoffs 2012/13 Blue Square Premier 16th None 2013/14 Blue Square Premier 19th None 2014/15 Blue Square Premier 16th None
(although obviously not for me ) and Chelsea nicked a promising striker on a youth contract off me this year who has now played in the prem at 16. The youth facilities are at the average standard they started at.
Man City have poached one of the youngsters that came through this year, but the best potential rating any of my coaches gave him was only 2 stars, so hopefully they're wrong and have just given me £1.2m for a dud
And good season Liverbird!
He was sold to Inter for £15m where he has been struggling to get into the team, despite a decent scoring record. He's not become the World beater I feared he would when I sold him though.
This should be a good way of killing time before the final patch. As an exiled Londoner in Cornwall, I couldn't resist the challenge of taking Truro to glory, especially when they came up first time saving me the bother of all of that reloading. Onwards and upwards
SnakeXe: i dont have an academy so theres still room for improvement. Ived asked the last 3 years but the board dont see the point
My second wonderkid from own ranks Burke
Good luck reaching the playoff Terk
Last edited by kaNovi; 09-01-2010 at 17:44.
Has anyone who has been promoted to the premiership had more than a season in the premier league before a new ground is announced if you were still in the starting ground.
I ask since i saw an article saying premier league clubs had to have undersoil heating
usually it is yes.. im using a rotation system in my defence because i have 4 great players and 3 also good players but from own ranks, so i try to share the games between them so they keep improving
Nooo I lost the Charity Shield, oh woe is me
Edit: Lost the Super Cup too, it's a crisis!
Last edited by SnakeXe; 09-01-2010 at 20:03.
Lost the first game of the season against Wolves from the Championship. AT HOME as well!!!!! I played a little weaker team than usual, but we should have won big anyway. argh!