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    New signing

    Yes he is a bit slow - but considering I am still in the BSN I think the technical and mental aspects of his game will still be more than useful of the bench - and hope he can pass on a few moves to the kids

    Was found via a backroom advice meeting recomendation - like a couple of my other better players - really enjoying this feature of FM2010 so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    and now his strike partner, Wonderkid #3

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    You win nothing with kids Daffy! ;)

    Just before the 3rd Round Cup game v Liverpool our league record is a bit embarassing with W23 D1 L0. New striker Radoslav Vasilev has already set a new record of 33 goals in the Conference National.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie McMahon\'s Secret Lover View Post
    You win nothing with kids Daffy! ;)
    Win? I'll be happy just to survive this season

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    I'll give you one guess who scored the only goal of the game on 79 minutes. Yep Radoslav Vasilev is now a cult hero amongst all true footy fans everywhere.

    Easily my greatest ever result even if we were outclassed.

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    Wow, nice one

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    Easy game at home to Aston Villa in the next round.

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    #4 and #5

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    I've discovered a big problem with having so many talented youngsters, nine players missing the FA Cup quarter final replay due to international duty

    I had to face league leaders Man Utd with a debutante goalie and a grey striker, got beat 5-0

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    Last seasons review will come up tomorrow.

    In pre-season, and am giving a sort of testimonial to Jared Hodgkiss for 10 years at the club, with a friendly away at West Brom of the Championship, where he started his career IRL. I'm 2-1 up in the first half, and I've got a penalty, so Jared is taking it. And he scores, nice for the testimonial player to get a goal 3-1 up, seems decent enough score for a team a league above of me. My new Premiership PA striker has scored as well, which is good.

    Ended up 3-2 for Carshalton, good result, and good testimonial
    Last edited by DanGLiverpool; 29-11-2009 at 21:39.

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    I'm afraid Daffy you may well find that a constant problem with players aged 20 and under. Get enough of them and it won't be a problem though. ;)

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    Oh my GOD,look what i found a MadMan
    http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/6...rtenmadsen.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    I've discovered a big problem with having so many talented youngsters, nine players missing the FA Cup quarter final replay due to international duty

    I had to face league leaders Man Utd with a debutante goalie and a grey striker, got beat 5-0
    I'm having the opposite problem - can't find any! You doing anything special with your scouting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    #4 and #5
    Apologies for going off topic but I'm just wondering how you've managed to change your manager name as in your screenshots Dafuge? Am I missing an obvious way of doing it?

    Cheers,
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    Ok decided to give this a go.Took over Nuneaton. Heres my profile.

    http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2589/manager.jpg

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    changed to Sutton Utd As nuneaton wont improve the stadium due to lack of space. (same day


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    OK, after my crash earlier, I figured I would go away and watch some west wing and stuff. Back now to start again.

    This time Boston came up - so I am now manager of Boston instead of Nantwich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanGLiverpool View Post
    Yep, my assistant manager. Seeing as I don't watch games, he does a good job for me in winning games, but can be a bit harsh sometimes which leads to unhappy players.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aario View Post
    Unemployed Ass Man in my save - wasn't interested in a contract with Hucknall

    Why do you ask?
    Quote Originally Posted by spankie View Post
    He's into the second season as my ass man. He's not a good coach but he's been pretty good with his advice so far.
    He's my Ass Man. Good value for the lower end of the leagues. Wanted to see if anyone else had him and if he was good for them.

    Aario, he didn't want to come until I'd gotten promotion to BSP. With me now in L2.

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    2015/2016 - Billericay Town - Coca-Cola Championship

    League Position - 10th
    TABLE
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    No complaints here at the New Lodge, as we did remarkably well in our first season in the second tier. While we had our customary lousy start, this was to be expected given the increase in quality. We were, as I had guessed last season when we truly remade the side, a mid-table Championship club. When you're in League One, that gets you promoted. When you're in the Championship, well, you finish solidly mid-table.

    Of note, if we played at our 2nd half level all year long, we'd probably have been in the playoff places. Still Ricay cannot find a decent striker for love or money, and I have every intent of clearing most of the current ones out in the summer. Our defense is still top notch, and the midfield is improving. We lost our first choice keeper to a Bosman, but as is my nature, I stopped using him after he signed his pre-contract, so I anticipate we'll cope ok.

    The cups were the story, if there is one. We drew Leeds for the 3rd time in 2 years in a cup competition, this time in the FA Cup 3rd round. Two late goals cancelled out their 77th minute leveller and were were on to the 4th. We then slaughtered League One Norwich, slipped by Championship Newcastle and lost a creditible 0-1 to Liverpool in the 6th round. Sadly, all 3 of those ties were at the New Lodge, where our lousy 3500 capacity prevented them from being the financial windfall they could have been at St.James or Anfield. Still, I can't imagine it did anything but help our reputation.

    FA Cup

    League Cup

    Again, a load of frees in, as usual with a focus on youngsters. Inevitably I foolishly bought yet another old, crappy striker for too much bob, though this was offset by our first 7-figure sale, less than crucial midfielder Esteban Rossi off to Hull for a much needed 1.8MM that helped balance the books.

    TRANSFERS

    FINANCES

    Highlights of the squad this season:

    Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez - Rodríguez Sánchez was steady at the back again, though not nearly as prolific against better Championship centre-halves. He was still probably my player of the season.

    David Castro - The young Spaniard surpassed Captain Fratus as Sánchez's preferred partner at the back, another towering header of the ball.

    Oussama Darragi - The Tunisian was the first decent AMC the club has had, coming over from the Polish OE. He was at the heart of what little good my strikers managed this season.

    Alberto Romagnoli - The young Italian made more of an impact this season and clearly has high potential, with Rafa Benitez sniffing around him a bit in January. I've locked him into a new deal in the hopes of either watching him develop or extorting a huge fee.

    Next year, I expect to try and make some more cash to hopefully invest in a training ground improvement, and encourage the board that we need a new stadium. If the playing squad experiences any success, then well, all the better.


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    2011/2012 - Blue Square Premier - 2nd, playoffs - promoted; FA Cup - 2nd round; FA Trophy - Final
    2012/2013 - Coca-Cola League Two - 3rd, automatic promotion; FA Cup - 2nd round; League Cup - 1st round; Johnstone's Paint Trophy - 1st round
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    2014/2015 - Coca-Cola League One - 3rd, playoffs - promoted; FA Cup - 4th round; League Cup - 2nd round; Johnstone's Paint Trophy - 2nd round
    2015/2016 - Coca-Cola Championship - 10th; FA Cup 6th round; League Cup - 2nd round

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Apologies for going off topic but I'm just wondering how you've managed to change your manager name as in your screenshots Dafuge? Am I missing an obvious way of doing it?

    Cheers,
    C.
    You can set yourself a nickname in the same manner as you would for any player/staff member in the game

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    Merthyr Tydfill League 1 2017/18

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    FA Cup - 3rd Rd
    League Cup - 2nd Rd
    JPT - South Qtr-Final

    I started this year with high hopes as i possessed a strong squad but another season passed by in midtable. At the halfway point i hoped to push towards the playoff spots but the Fa cup loss sent me down the table instead. Too many goals conceeded again the problem.
    In the FA Cup i was thrashed 4-0 away to Premiership Tottenham, a result that at least brought in some money. The League cup ended away to Championship Blackburn 3-2, a narrow loss and i went out to league 2 Wycombe losing 4-2 away in the JPT.

    Squad

    Transfers

    Macdonald (history) was not good enough to justify the wages he wanted since he was mostly a backup player.
    Gibson (history) had become 4th choice keeper and was sold on, Kisuka (history) was given away as i was unable to find any buyers, he was L1 standard but 4th choice striker and on high wages.

    In goal Kudimbana started the season but lost form and Lampard took over.
    In defence Craig was the standout, and played alongside Tennant with Rodgers showing good form for the first season in a while. The other defenders all were inconsistant and were in and out of the squad.
    In midfield Knott and Krouchi were the main wide players with Noone again excellent in the centre. My youth product Williams showed great form at the end of the season when i started playing him.
    Upfront Clarke started on fire but didn't score after Nov. McShea came in to score a few with Bailleul providing the greatest threat.

    Star Player - Although not rated to improve Bailleul is still a fantastic player at this level.


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    2010/11   Blue Square South           3rd         Promoted via playoffs
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier         9th         None
    2012/13   Blue Square Premier         2nd         Promoted via playoffs
    2013/14   League 2                    15th        None  
    2014/15   League 2                    13th        JPT Winners
    2015/16   League 2                    5th         Promoted via playoffs
    2016/17   League 1                    13th        None 
    2016/17   League 1                    14th        None
    Last edited by Thebaker; 30-11-2009 at 10:12.

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    No, I got a player from my youth intake with my surname, but he isn't my son it seems, unless it is a son that doesn't like me, and vice versa.

    That's just teasing me for gods sake.
    Last edited by DanGLiverpool; 30-11-2009 at 11:15.

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    Carshalton 2019-20 review - League 1

    Not an awful lot, remained in mid table for most of the season, ended up 15th.

    Didn't do an awful lot in the cups either, still, happy with the way the season ended.

    This season the board want me to avoid relegation, which I can do

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    Finances (slight mess up): http://i46.tinypic.com/2jdmjo0.jpg

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    Bradford PA 2013-14 BSP

    Promoted via play-offs.

    Had a wee bit of a slump, but I tweaked the forwards instructions and they became far more dangerous, on the flip side I've now got a squad including youths of 61.

    Rubbish in the cups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    You can set yourself a nickname in the same manner as you would for any player/staff member in the game
    Which is...? I thought this feature was removed; there was a thread about it in GQ and I can't find any set nickname option in the right-click context menu for your manager anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scab View Post
    Which is...? I thought this feature was removed; there was a thread about it in GQ and I can't find any set nickname option in the right-click context menu for your manager anymore.
    This is what I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scab View Post
    Which is...? I thought this feature was removed; there was a thread about it in GQ and I can't find any set nickname option in the right-click context menu for your manager anymore.
    That's precisely why I asked.

    I assume Dafuge has found a way of doing it because his screenshots have a single manager name 'Dafuge'. Also, his earlier screenshots had 'D Fuge' or something like that instead.

    Perhaps Dafuge has found a way of changing it. That's what I was hoping.

    Regards,
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    Oh ****, didnt realise both my keepers are on international duty

    Away at Northampton, won't use the grey keeper I have been provided as he looks rubbish, just going to play one of the youth keepers. This should be hilariously bad.

    Only got 1 keeper available, so today, Michael George makes his debut for Carshalton. He's to George Michael what Collins John was to John Collins.
    Last edited by DanGLiverpool; 30-11-2009 at 14:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scab View Post
    Which is...? I thought this feature was removed; there was a thread about it in GQ and I can't find any set nickname option in the right-click context menu for your manager anymore.
    Ah sorry, I sent that on my phone whilst sat on the bus so obviously I didn't check it

    That's quite irritating, why would they have removed it?

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    Season 12 - SnakeXe's Merthyr Tydfil

    Premier League - 13th (Table)
    FA Cup - 3rd Round (lost v Everton)
    League Cup - 4th Round (lost v Man City)

    Transfers

    Very glad to have stayed up, but to be honest we had that sewn up by about 20 games in, shame we couldn't really push on from there. Unfortunately our striker who was doing all the goalscoring got some mediocre teams interested in him, which of course meant he bottled it and scored about 2 more goals all season, so that was that for us.

    Definitely need some more quality in defence and midfield - I think the strikers are probably good enough, they just can't do it all by themselves! Considering a new keeper as well which would be a shame as the current incumbent is from the youth system, but we need better.

    Finances should be okay now the new seating is up and running, we made a loss of about £5m over the season, but our attendances were capped at 1335 until 28th January so that'll cover that - plus we spent a good £20m on transfers. I'm hoping for a similar kitty this time out, else we're looking at a struggle.

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    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


    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

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    Managed to get to the Premier League with F'boro now, into season 2018/19 I think.

    I'll have to a mammoth update later with about 6 seasons worth of reports in aha. Should learn to keep up next time.

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    I'm also in the Prem, Doiggy, but haven't done any updates either. Just cannot be bothered. will post some proof if i complete the challenge

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    Kingstonian (2016/2017)

    League One Prediction - 20
    League One Position - 2


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    Summary
    Great season.. we played awesome almost all season, but lost some important points in the late season which made it a battle to take the last playoffspot
    We also had a nice FA Cup run but got beatin by Arsenal in the 5th round after 80 minutes where we had the lead.

    Squad

    Sousa Great signing this year
    Garrod Decent second season, i dont think he will make it in the Championship though
    Klinkenberg
    Connoly The ass manager doesnt seem to like him, but he had a great season anyway


    Transfers Got quite alot of players in, but it didnt seem to ruin the athmosphere

    Goals for the upcoming season:
    Staying up for sure. Im pretty certain that i have to get in quite a few players, but well see

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    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

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    Good job kaNovi, you took the same time to reach the Championship as I did

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    Lets see if i can beat you reaching the PL ;) 13th place in the first PL season is pretty decent.. i remember i struggle everytime i reach PL

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    Have just won promotion to the BSP - full update to follow but I was thinking for the step up I will need a new keeper, better centre halves, some quality in the centre of the park and more oprtions out wide.

    Then my scout give me the following message - looks like numbers 3 and 4 off the above shoping list are sorted!

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    Bradford PA
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    Final table: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...table10-11.jpg

    Im really happy with this season. I sold the whole team that I started with , replacing with my own players.Went on an 18 match unbeaten run mid way through season and I thought the title could be on the cards. Few draws and defeats in last few months meant I had to settle for play offs. To be honest I didnt expect to even finish that high. Poor cup runs. I dont really care about cups at this stage.

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    Beat Barrow 1-0 away and then drew 1-1 at home. With 2-1 agg result Bradford PA have made it to the final but will be without key defender Gordon Dick. Wish me luck.

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    Aario - Hucknall - Season 1 (2010-11) - BSN - Promoted as champions

    Overview

    Can honestly say this season exceeded expectations - Media predicted 21st, I hoped for a playoff position challenge, told the board mid table finish and ended up winning the thing

    Started off by shipping out the majority of the inhertited squad and staff and signing the Jocks (this years Islanders!) and getting some staff with a decent amount of knowledge.

    After a shakey start espeically away from home (lost my first 4 games away) a switch to more conservative tactics in away games was probably an early season turning point which set up for the sucessful campaign. Also a lack of injuries was a major factor in the season.

    League

    As you can see from the table it was my home form that clinched it, combined with the fact that no other teams put in outstanding seasons. I am sure in many peoples first season this points total would not have won the league - certainly would not have been good enough in the BSS!. Although we were top for long periods we were never that secure as evidenced by the last 5 game stumble across the line. In fact I didn't win a single manager of the month and none of my players won a player of the month (I think this is a probably personal first/worst in a league winning season on FM)

    [Edit update - not surprisingly I did win manager of the season and 2 of my players won awards see below]

    Cups

    Nothing to see here - move along please! (aim for next season is to do a little better to get some cash in!)

    Squad

    Here are the boys - the normal names from Celtic and Rangers plus a few gems found by the scouts / backroom advice meetings

    Best 2 players were the well known (in this thread) Keatings and Fitzharris who both stayed injury free and in the goals pretty much throught the season [Edit update - Keatings won BSN player of the season and Fitzharris won golden boot (with Keatings 2nd!)].

    Examples of players found by the scouts / backroom advice include Hodgkiss, Rubiales and Fernandez plus the couple in post 4354103 who as you see from my season trasnfers I managed to get after the league was won.

    Aims for next season

    Mid table finish would be good - need to hope the home form stays solid. I think the strikers well score in the BSP but really need a more solid keeper and centre half I reckon.

    Finances

    Despite staying well under the wage budget (another FM first for I think!) we lost money each month. Board have twice given cash injections so really need to get bigger gates abd do better in the cups next season.

    Profile

    Don't think I have ever gone up in financial control in the first season before

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    2010/11   Blue Square North         1st         Promoted as Champions
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    Having a very weird season in CC2 - in 13 games I've shipped 20 goals, 11 of those came in two matches.

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    Beat L1 Swindon 1-0 in the FA Cup Second Round \o/

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    Promotion from BSN 2010/2011

    Playoff: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...nners10-11.jpg

    Squad: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...squad10-11.jpg

    Aims for next season:
    Well the defence was fantastic this season resulting in the best goals against in the league. The striker roles and wings will need to be invested in as I didnt score as many as I would have liked. I said midtable this season and finished winning playoffs. I will say midtable again but fingers crossed for a playoff spot once again. Finances are bad but that seems to be the case with most peoples saves. Promotion the sooner the better.


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    In 2019, Retford got promoted

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    Dartford - Coca Cola League One - 2015/16

    Predicted: 24th
    Finished: 6th

    League Table

    This season was a wonderful journey. Started off with very unlucky results with us performing well but not getting our just deserts. It seems to me at the early stages like our luck would be our biggest downfall all season. But things began to pick up and we did remain out of the relegation spots for a long period. Then, unexpectantly we began to go on a run, which included defeating Championship Hull in the FA Cup. That set us up for a lovely trip to Old Trafford in which we left smiling from ear to ear despite the 5-0 mauling. A cool £1 million for that match alone. We just kept going from there and in the end were actually unlucky not to clinch the 2nd place spot and go automatically up.

    Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg We played okay but a draw was probably the fair result.
    Stats
    Play-Off Semi-Final Second Leg When I say, 'we didn't turn up,' I mean exactly that. I was genuinely shocked by our performance, especially two defenders who had performed brilliantly up to this match. O well, move on.
    Stats

    Carling Cup Nothing happened here.
    JPT Same here.
    FA Cup The first season so far that the FA Cup has brought us in some serious revenue and we enjoyed the experience very much so.

    Transfers Lost my star keeper to Coventry but he wanted to go so I had to accept the 170k for him.
    James Keatings got his move to Cambridge in January after largely being non-existant for me.

    I released Fourtier and Orlandi in March due to the finances taking a pounding; with both playing hardly ever and badly whenever they did put on the shirt.

    Viennet also moved on.

    We brought in a few strikers who did the business, one in particular (I made Captain) by the name of Henry Ali - surely the best name ever?

    Squad Starting to take shape. A lot of foreigners but unless English players becomes reasonably priced overnight I'm afraid it won't be changing.

    Finances For once we look okayish.

    Key Men

    Henry Ali Our Star player and my new club Captain. Very happy knowing he is leading the line.
    Guy Daniels A loanee in which gave us great width and assited the forwards on many occasions.
    Anthony Edgar Again like Daniels, kept the forwards with plenty of chances and generally was one of the best players at Dartford all season.
    Andy Fleming The un-sung hero on the season really. Did the business and got the most goals (I think) but lacked a bit of magic like Ali. Still a cracking player at this level.




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    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
    Next Season

    I just hope I can maintain our performances and not go backwards. If we can reach the play-offs again that would be great. Still need to improve the squad.

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    Middle of the season for Boston Utd in L2. FA Cup 3rd Rd tie against BSP Tamworth coming up. 5th in the league. Out of all the other cups. Good going so far after I downloaded a tactic as my own wasn't cutting it early on. In with a shot for automatic promotion if I keep it together. Should get by in the FA Cup and hoping for a big money tie. Wouldn't mind getting lucky and reaching the semi though.

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    Annihilator666 - Guiseley - Season 13/14 - Blue Square Premier

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    Transfers - Transfers Summary
    Finances - Finance Summary
    Other Info - Club Information | Manager Information
    Top Scorer - Chris Dagnall
    Records - Overall Records | Season Records
    Best Eleven - Overall | Season
    Competition History - Past League Positions | Full Competitions History

    Really fantastic season. There were a few really tough teams in the league (Wrexham, Hereford, Rushden, Yeovil) but I managed to pip them all to the title. I picked up striker Chris Dagnall for a free in the off season and he went straight into the team and picked up 40 goals total.

    I had to let go of Super Kyle before the season because the finances were putting pressure on my wage budget, but he would've been the 3rd or 4th striker in the squad anyway.

    On the subject of finances, I didn't get any big cup games again this season. Made it to the 2nd round of the FA Cup and quarter-finals of the FA Trophy. The board made a couple of investments during the year to keep the financial situation above "Insecure".

    Don't know if my current squad will be good enough to compete in League 2. Won't be making many changes before the start of the season so will see how things go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazpeer View Post
    In 2019, Retford got promoted
    Perhaps you can keep the save and upload it somewhere as there could be someone who wants to managed a completely new team for this challenge.

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    Just when the win at Liverpool left me thinking that perhaps we were unbeatable afterall...

    FA Cup - 4th Round
    Cambridge City 0-1 Aston Villa

    A Ched Evans goal gave Villa a deserved win. Oh well back to the League and Trophy double then.

    EDIT
    FA TROPHY - 3rd Round
    Cambridge City 3-0 Cambridge United

    I feel much better now.
    Last edited by Stephanie McMahon\'s Secret Lover; 01-12-2009 at 09:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazpeer View Post
    In 2019, Retford got promoted
    Retford were promoted in 2018 in mine along with hastings, Aveley appeared in 2017 and Halesowen in 2016, Halesowen are my feeder club and are now in BSP.
    These are the clubs in the BSB/BSS in 2019

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    Bradford PA
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    2011/2012


    Just made it to the FA Cup 3rd round after an incredible 2-0 replay victory against Bristol Rovers of League 2 and have been given an away game at Middlesbrough. Hopefully ill make enough to clear my debts


    In the next game however lost 2-0 to Barrow in FA Trophy 1st round


    Meanwhile in the league after 22 games I am lying in 3rd place, on 42 points, 4 points off top spot. Still not scoring enough goals about 10 less than teams around me...However my defence is still doing brilliantly despite step up from BSN.


    Also my Dutch ace, released from Liverpool in the summer, Jordy Brouwer is doing great with 12 goals in 18 games


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    Middlesbrough 3-1 Bradford PA (FA Cup 3rd Round)

    well I lost but that little cup run has done wonders for my finances. Im now over £100k in profit

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    my defenders have completely forgotten how to defend, in 10 games i've conceded 21 goals already with no clean sheets and as a result am in the relegation zone.

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    Is anyone else finding that players seem to take longer to recover from injuries in the non-league. Is this an inbuilt thing in the game, that because they are part time players they aren't as fit as their full time counterparts?

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    I'd imagine your physio is the biggest factor there regardless of the stature of the club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyCurrie View Post
    I'd imagine your physio is the biggest factor there regardless of the stature of the club.
    I've got a decent physio, but i'm constantly having to deal with players out for 2 and 3 months.

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    Really annoyed with my team atm. About 14 games without a win and every goal seems to be an individual mistake. Had an average start to the season average middle and an appalling end which might see me with a whole new squad next season. Really cba with a full update because i'm extremely annoyed with it so will just put some screenies up in a minute.

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    My second string have just made it to the Paint Trophy North Final thanks to winning the last three rounds in pen shootouts

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    2013/14 - Hendon - Blue Square Premier

    Our second stint in the BSP would hopefully be much better than the one of 2 year's ago when we stumbled to a disappointing relegation. After shining last year and elminating the BSP competition, I hoped we would do better here. Only time would tell..

    Media Prediction: 24th
    League Finish: 15th
    League Graph


    By all means a good season, solid mid-tableness was an achievement in my eyes.

    Transfers

    Squad

    FA Trophy - Our cup run was ended prematurely by Gateshead.

    FA Cup - Much better than the other cup we had as we charged on through, beating League 1 Swindon on the way on TV, to a home tie (again, on TV) against Middlesbrough, losing 2-0 sadly.

    Key Player Profiles

    Mansour Assoumani - Another solid season for the brick at the back. He contributed goals and kept them out well.

    Matt Freeman - Matt was astonishing. He joined the second half of the season and only played 16. However, he contributed 12 assists and 2 goals in those games and quite frankly, I cannot wait too see him play a full season.

    Justin Niblett - Justin was decent at the right back, cancelling out the opposition's attacks down his side. He was the back-up penalty taker, good season from him.

    Danny Redmond - Redmond was great, contributing goals and assists throughout the season.

    Danijel Subotic - Top goalscorer with 19 goals, a decent season from the Swiss lad.

    Career Overview

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    2010/11    Blue Square North          1st            BSN Champions
    2011/12    Blue Square Premier       23rd             Relegated
    2012/13    Blue Square North          1st            BSN Champions
    2013/14    Blue Square Premier       15th               None

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    Possibly the most important day of the season, for obvious reasons.
    I am also simply amazed at this news article I received shortly afterwards; where the hell did all that money come from!?

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    Urgh second season syndrome is not my favourite thing in the world right now. Spent about £15m on the defense in the summer to make it about 100x worse, apparently. On the odd occasion we defend semi-competently, we win, and win well. But the rest of the time it's 6-3 defeats! My £9.5m record signing centre-half has an average rating of about 5.80, that says it all. Can't wait for this season to end.

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    Default Glenn Fitzpatrick - Chippenham

    Delighted that my copy has FINALLY arrived in the post. I'm jumping straight into this with Chippenham Town.

    Hopefully this is the start of something beautiful for this small town of just 28,000 people. By playing phsyically and rough I will aim to outrun and outmuscle teams while looking for a finisher to add to that.


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    Bradford PA
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    Final Table: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...table11-12.jpg
    Very pleasing season, Greatful to now be in football league
    Positions Graph: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...graph11-12.jpg
    Good second half of season once again.
    Playoffs: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...nners11-12.jpg
    Cup Results: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...acups11-12.jpg
    Great FA Cup run which gave me a positive bank balance
    Squad: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...squad11-12.jpg
    Was impressed that with quite a few average players I managed to get promotion at the first attempt. Defence was again the key to success, very solid.
    Transfers: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...sfers11-12.jpg
    Not as many transfers in as last season and alot of deadwood shipped out. Declan Gallacher and Jordy Brouwer were the key buy's.
    Aims for next season:
    Improve quality of squad/staff/facilities
    Stay up
    Maintain good bank balance

    Code:
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    2010/11    Blue Square North          3rd            Playoff winners (Promotion)
    2011/12    Blue Square Premier       3rd             Playoff winners (Promotion)

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    Cambridge City - Blue Square Premier - 2011/2012

    The media were as dumb as ever and predicted a finish of 22nd and relegation whilst our board were quite happy for us to try to avoid relegation. To this end they furnished me with a £300,000 budget.

    League - As it turned out we were just as dominant, if not more so, than last season. We began with a tough 2-2 draw at York but then won our next 43 games. Gateshead had the audacity to hold us to a draw at their ground but then we won our final league game to complete a second successive league season unbeaten helped mainly by the goals of the superb Radoslav Vasilev. Naturally we topped the player stats in a few areas. We also set a new record win against poor Stevenage.

    Squad - I hardly brought in anyone transfer wise but those that I did strengthened the 1st XI.

    FA Cup - Not entering until the 4th Qualifying Round really helped us to get a superb start to our League campaign. In the Cup I got probably my best ever result as a manager, a shock 1-0 win at Anfield against the mighty Liverpool in the 3rd Round despite being dominated. The 4th Round however, was a step too far and we succumbed to a better Aston Villa side 1-0 at the City Ground.

    FA Trophy - Not only did we get all the way to our 2nd successive Final but we defeated Wrexham yet again to complete another stunning double.

    Player Profiles: -

    Radoslav Vasilev (age 21) - Well what can say about this guy. A massive 66 goals in all competitions tells you why Ramon Calliste is unhappy about being benched and then released. He was absolutely awesome and hopefully can be a quality player for the next couple of seasons. One dumb thing about FM that I will never understand is that when he was signed on a free his value was £130,000. However, after his superb season it was £30,000!!!

    Jak Alnwick (age 18) - According to scouts he may well be good enough to get us all the way up to the Championship. Since we picked him up on a free from Newcastle United he achieved 11 clean sheets in 18 League games.

    Finances - A very healthy bank account helped mainly by my refusal to pay any transfer fees up to now.

    All time XI - A few players made it in the squad but it may be a while before Vasilev loses his place.

    We were of course well represented in the Blue Square Premier Team of the Season.



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    2010/11  Blue Square North     1st         Champions, Promoted, FA Cup 5th Round, FA Trophy Winners
    2011/12  Blue Square Premier   1st         Champions, Promoted, FA Cup 4th Round, FA Trophy Winners
    This season I intend to get rid of plenty of deadwood. As we are moving up the Leagues pretty quickly we do need to get rid of players who simply aren't good enough. I am still going to chase Cups on all fronts and hope to make it to Wembley in the FA Cup or League Cup as a club outside the Premiership.
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    Congrats SMSL, that's an absolutely mental season! League Two had better watch out

    After 15 games Merthyr have scored the third most goals in the league with 28... but conceded 35! If our defense wasn't rubbish we'd be a good side

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    Cheers snake. Actually its my defence thats seriously impressing me. I've seen other players manage 150 goals in a season but they also tend to concede about 50.

    UPDATE: The League Cup campaign ended in dramatic style at only the 2nd Round stage after Cambridge City were drawn at home to Tottneham. Typical!!! Spurs won 6-5 on penalties after a 3-3 draw. Both sides had the chance to score a winning penalty before Spurs managed it at the 2nd attempt.

    We just got held to a 3-3 draw at home to Oxford but top League 2 on GD in a 4-way tie with 13 points from the first 5 games.

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    My defense was quality back in non-league, only conceded 13 goals in the first season... now it's just mental my £9.5m centre-half has an average rating of 6.21, it was around 5.8 until recently!

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    Its not going to be quite as good this season.

    League Two:
    Port Vale 4-3 Cambridge City

    Our 94 games unbeaten in League football has ended.

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    Merthyr Tydfill League 1 2018/19

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    FA Cup - 4th Rd replay
    League Cup - 2nd Rd
    JPT - 2nd Rd

    This was another underachieving season, i started in terrible form having only 2 central defenders. I rose up the table until with 11 games to go i was 3 points off the playoffs, the pressure clearly got my players as i only managed another 8 points for the rest of the season.
    In the League cup i lost 3-0 away to Championship Wigan, in the FA cup i drew 2-2 away to championship Bolton before losing the replay 3-2, i was the better in both matches and was unlucky. None of my cup matches made any money as the higher teams had poor support. My finances stayed the same largely to the amount of transfer fees in.

    Transfers

    Squad

    My chairman sold on several player over the season who i wanted to keep, Williams was my best youth product, Bartlett i was grooming to play in the middle and Tennant (history) was another youth player who was the main stay of my defence.
    Lampard (history) i cashed in on even though he was my no1 keeper as i had several keepers of a similar standard.
    Hague (history) moved on a bosman and Craig (history) was reluctantly let go as his wage demands were too high.

    In goal new signing Warren was my main keeper.
    My defence was generally poor yet again although Rodgers had his best season in a while as he played more games.
    In midfield Assogba's 4 red cards proved very costly especially towards the end of the season. Noone's form dipped from previous years and Morrison was the mainstay in the centre instead, on the wings Krouchi and Knott were reasonably good.
    Up frony Clarke again started the season on fire before tailing off, Clifford stepped up from the reserves well. Bailleul and Mcshea were disappointing.

    Star Player - No player truely excelled but Clifford stepped to be became top scorer.

    Code:
    Career so far:
    
    
    Season    League                       Position    Achievements
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    2010/11   Blue Square South            3rd         Promoted via playoffs
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier          9th         None
    2012/13   Blue Square Premier          2nd         Promoted via playoffs
    2013/14   League 2                     15th        None  
    2014/15   League 2                     13th        JPT Winners
    2015/16   League 2                     5th         Promoted via playoffs
    2016/17   League 1                     13th        None 
    2017/18   League 1                     14th        None 
    2018/19   League 1                     12th        None

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    Annihilator666 - Guiseley - Season 14/15 - Coca-Cola League 2

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    Finances - Finance Summary
    Other Info - Club Information | Manager Information
    Top Scorer - Guillem Bauzá
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    Umm, WTF? This season was way above expectations. I didn't strengthen the squad that much in pre-season - half the players I signed were brought in as back-ups to current players. As you can see by the graph screenshot above, I was in the playoff places for almost all of the season. Beat Dag & Red by 4-2 on agg in the playoff semis, then sneaked a tight 1-0 victory over Luton in the final. The gate receipts also helped bring my finances up by about £300k, which was nice.

    Gonna be interesting playing in League 1 with a 3000 capacity stadium. Tried asking for an expansion, but got the usual council rejection guff. No sign of a new stadium being built.

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    looking at other peoples seasons i'm realising the level of support at Merthyr is terrible.
    I'm in 2019/20 in my 4th year in league 1, i only have 291 season tickets and my average crowd is around 2700, with a decrease for each of the last 3 seasons.
    explains my dire financial situation since the next worse team has 2000 more people turn up each game.

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    Edwin van der Sar just became chairman of BSP Woking, has any one else had any current high profile players become chairman? Is this rare or quite common?

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    Ahh now my internet is working again I can update Carshalton's progress. I've got to update 3 seasons here so sorry for the worst update in this thread.

    Blue Square Premier 2011/12
    - Final Position - Play-Off Final
    Injuries after January stopped us from winning the league but the play offs were enough as we managed to defeat Rushden after extra time.

    League Two 2012/13
    - Final Position
    Ran away with the league scoring shedloads along the way.

    League One 2013/14
    - Final Position
    So easy when you have Danny Haynes and Michael Owen upfront. They did both manage to go on 10 game goal droughts though. Got through to the 5th round of the FA Cup before getting done 6-0 by Aston Villa away from home.

    Takeover (Chairman is now Edwin van der Sar , he wanted to replace me with Robbie Blake though ) 1.6m was then pumped into the club.

    Current Squad - I still havn't spent any money in the transfer market but there are some good players in there like Areola although he only played 5 games at PSG and therefore didnt progress at all and has if anything gone backwards. Hopefully he can reach the levels he has for others.

    Finances - Beautiful

    Star Player
    - Christ Enam - Came through the ranks while I was in the BSP. Current England U21 regular.

    Hoping to reach play-offs this season, squad is nicely balanced but the defence is a bit shaky but Jelle should help that, still got a few players I've had since the first season who aren't up to scratch though. Hopefully the stadium will be upgraded soon as there is money in the bank and everygame is a sell-out. Same with the training faclities although the youth is ok for this level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattlesnake_85 View Post
    Edwin van der Sar just became chairman of BSP Woking, has any one else had any current high profile players become chairman? Is this rare or quite common?
    Not quite high profile, but CSKA Moscow and Bosnian midfielder Elvir Rahimić is my chairman at Sutton.

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    well done with your promotions antfm08

    By the looks of your takeover and new chairman, it would appear that it does happen quite often lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattlesnake_85 View Post
    Edwin van der Sar just became chairman of BSP Woking, has any one else had any current high profile players become chairman? Is this rare or quite common?
    Esteban Cambiasso is the chairman of BSN Fleetwood, that's it afaik.

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    2016/2017 - Billericay Town - Coca-Cola Championship

    League Position - 6th, promoted via playoffs
    TABLE
    GRAPH


    A fascinating season at the New Lodge, in all kinds of ways. In the first half we couldn't put a string of wins together to save a life, we spent January having bid accepted over my head for the majority of my first choice midfield, and then we spent the next 4 months on a fantastic run, scorching all in our path with a young strikeforce shooting us comfortably into the playoff places.

    The biggest difference between this and the year prior is that the horrid run in the fall resulted in a hatful of draws, as opposed to losses. That put us in position where a hot streak put us in the playoffs rather than just below. We turned the juice on in November and surged into January looking at the top-half of the table, where my Chairman decided to turn Ricay into E-bay, accepting below value bids for both my first choice MCs, after accepting low bids for both my second choice MCs in the summer. Worse yet, they're on the dreaded payments rather than the up-front cash the club desperately needed. Those departures, plus some resultant hard feelings from those left behind meant that we went on another lousy run of draws in January.

    At that point, I thought we might be about to implode. Most of my stars were about to become too expensive for a Championship squad in a 3500 capacity stadium, I really felt this year was our window to get promoted, and then we were looking at a rebuilding year. February rolled around, and I was proven right. The Blues went on a a tear as we only lost two games from the end of January to the end of the season, and as it turned out, we qualified for the playoffs comfortably ahead of the 7th placed side.

    From the playoffs, I really thought we had a shot. While all the other teams in the lottery were superior to my Ricay side, we had momentum and tournaments are about form as much as skill. In the semi-final, we drew Brighton. The first leg was at New Lodge, where we jumped out to a 2-0 on 27 minutes, scored once more in the second half and weathered the inevitable last 30 minute storm conceding only once to take a 3-1 lead to Brighton.

    The second leg should have been comfortable, but Brighton nicked a goal on 11' and had us under the cosh the whole match. We struck back with a breakaway goal on 68' but disaster struck with an own goal from a corner on 73', and the dodgiest of penalties conceded and converted in the 81st. The score was now 4-4 on aggregate and I was panicked. In extra time however, we had much fresher legs, and two counter attacking goals, first by Swen Can three minutes in, and then Jose Peixoto stuck 7 minutes later to tie the match and give us a 2 goal aggregate lead. Brighton would have to score three times in the remaining extra-time to advance, and even with my Left Back being sent off for a second yellow on 102', we went to our dourest, long-ball hoofing ways to ensure a trip to Wembley with a Premiership place on the line. 6-4(agg)(aet)

    We would face Nottingham Forest. We split with the Tricky Trees this past season, and though they were a much stronger side, I felt we had a chance. After a nervy first half an hour, Forest were in the ascendancy, and they struck first blood in the 40th minute with a 30 yard thunderbolt. I gave the side encouragement at the half, and Rodríguez Sánchez scored with a powerful header from an indirect free kick to tie the match in the 49th. Forest replied almost immediately in the 54th after a gaffe from my keeper. That man Rodríguez Sánchez knotted the score again on 75' on a goalmouth scramble following a corner. The game became nervy again, and eventually went to extra time. Extra time was a damp squib, neither team risking enough to lose, and we went to penalties. 5-3, with captain Fratus scoring the 5th and clinching penno to improbably send Ricay to the Premier League.
    In the close season, we found we would be adding 10000 seats
    (despite my being told on several occassions that New Lodge was unexpandable) to meet EPL regulations. This would take 10 months and in the interim we would ground-share with Southend United. Additionally, I apparently am a legend in the midlands, as I was offered both the Birmingham and Aston Villa jobs in a span of 10 days.


    The cups were a non-story, falling out of both at the first hurdle.

    FA cup results
    League Cup

    We completed two actual paid transfers this year, signing key figures Marcinho, my first choice keeper and Swen Can, part of my 4-man strikeforce.

    TRANSFERS

    FINANCES

    Highlights of the squad this season:

    Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez - Rodríguez Sánchez is still probably Ricay's best player, just an absolute rock at the back.

    Swen Can - The young German was a key piece of the squad, scoring critical goals in the playoff-semi.

    Jose Peixoto - The Portuguese sprinter was a revelation this season, scoring and providing in bunches.

    Alberto Romagnoli - The young Italian was my first choice target man, and does the business if sufficiently coddled.

    Marcinho - Ricay's record transfer, the Brazillian keeper was extremely consistent at the back.

    I've no idea if we can stay up, as we're broke, seemingly not getting any payout for our Championship league position, though I've only ever been relegated once in any FM/CM. If we can stay up though, the stadium upgrades should make a huge impact on our bottom line. On an aside, I don't know if I've ever enjoyed an FM season as much as this one. This is a top, top game.



    Billericay Town
    2010/2011 - Blue Square South - 2nd, playoffs - promoted; FA Cup - 3rd qualifying round; FA Trophy - 3rd qualifying round
    2011/2012 - Blue Square Premier - 2nd, playoffs - promoted; FA Cup - 2nd round; FA Trophy - Final
    2012/2013 - Coca-Cola League Two - 3rd, automatic promotion; FA Cup - 2nd round; League Cup - 1st round; Johnstone's Paint Trophy - 1st round
    2013/2014 - Coca-Cola League One - 12th; FA Cup - 3rd round; League Cup - 2nd round; Johnstone's Paint Trophy - 2nd round
    2014/2015 - Coca-Cola League One - 3rd, playoffs - promoted; FA Cup - 4th round; League Cup - 2nd round; Johnstone's Paint Trophy - 2nd round
    2015/2016 - Coca-Cola Championship - 10th; FA Cup 6th round; League Cup - 2nd round
    2016/2017 - Coca-Cola Championship - 6th, promoted via playoffs; FA Cup - 3rd round; League Cup - 1st round

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    Accrington Stanley's goalkeeper just scored against me with an 80-yard free-kick, to win 2-1.
    Usually I'd be fuming, but today is different, as Chester beat 2nd place Darlington 3-1, meaning I'm BSP champions with 1 game to go, and the FA Trophy final to look forward to!

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    Does anyone have a link for the kits and logos for England

    Thanks

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    Dartford - Coca Cola League One - 2016/17

    Predicted: 15th
    Finished: 9th

    League Table
    League Table Graph

    A dreadful season and one that I will have to take on the chin. With a final place of 9th not seeming like the end of the world I suggest you take a look at the graph. We literally could not defend for sh*t in the first half of the season and sometimes went for literally 6 or 7 games without winning. I had money to spend and I spent it badly. We were bad in the cups and with the exception of Henry Ali all my team should be shot at dawn for pathetic nature of their performances.

    Carling Cup
    JPT
    FA Cup

    Transfers Thought I had got a lot of good players in but literally none of them pulled their weight. Lucky enough that Scotland has some dumbass clubs who gave me double my money back.

    Squad Needs to be improved. End of.

    Finances Could be ALOT better.

    Key Men

    Henry Ali Literally the only player who can hold his hands up and say he honestly gave me everything he had. Got 26 league goals which is a record for me so far.

    Career Overview

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    Season    League                   Position    Achievements
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    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
    Next Season

    It's make or break really. I need players in and players to perform. Play-Offs are the minimum I expect. Fingers crossed.

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    Well I've finally reached January. It's been one hell of a gruelling season. I'm currently sitting 18th but I'm a point off 15th with a game in hand, and 3 points off 14th, so I'm doing alright. However drawing seems to be my forte or something. I've had just 3 wins, and 10 draws, then a little 7 losses which we can forget about. I've drawn against Man City, drawn twice against Arsenal (also drew against them in the Carling Cup but lost in penalties), drawn against Liverpool, drawn against Everton and drawn against Blackburn. It's been a strange season to say the very least, however I have to say my strikeforce is some of the strongest in the league, with my star striker Caamano sitting third top striker. For a team in 18th place, thats not too bad. My defence however is completely woeful, and I really need to get a better goalkeeper with Mihaylov constantly injured and Haber just not coming close to cutting it. However, its been an enjoyable season and very much a learning season. I feel that come the summer, with my new stadium and hopefully a boost in exciting players, I will see myself end in a more respectable position (unless of course I have a second-half of the season superpush, which is unlikely)

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    Well I haven't posted here for ages, but I'm back to give it a bash this year.

    Starting with Bradford PA this time.

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    Anyone know if there are any kits kicking around for these lower teams?

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    With 40 games gone Nantwich are finally safe from relagation in League Two in our second season - which is a relief as at one point things weren't looking good as we went nine games without winning. We still have an outside chance of making the playoffs but it's not looking likely.

    Our main problem is a lack of consistency - my defence are either solid or gift goals away, whilst upfront we are either deadly or woeful.

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    Bradford PA
    Season 3
    Coca-Cola League 2
    2012-2013


    Well it wasn't a third promotion in a row . I said I would avoid relegation and I did but I had hoped to finish a bit higher up. The team is due another overhall like in the first season.We were in bottom 8-9 most of the season but never really under threat of relegation. We would go 7-8 games without a win then manage to pick up a fair few points in the next 7-8 games . Out of FA Cup and League cup in 1st rounds and not much better in JP Trophy. Squad simply not good enough. Too much pressure on my 6-7 good players who couldnt make up for the miscomings of the majority of the squad.


    Table: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...table12-13.jpg
    Transfers: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...sfers12-13.jpg



    Aims for next season

    • climb table push for playoffs

    • improve Squad

    • " Finances

    • " Facilities

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    2010/11    Blue Square North          3rd            Playoff winners (Promotion)
    2011/12    Blue Square Premier        3rd            Playoff winners (Promotion)
    2012/13    Coca-Cola League 2         19th           n/a
    Last edited by Rattlesnake_85; 03-12-2009 at 00:37.

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    Getting absolutely battered in League 1, only 3 points from my first 5 matches...

    EDIT: should complain more often, went on to win the next game.
    Last edited by Annihilator666; 03-12-2009 at 07:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annihilator666 View Post
    Getting absolutely battered in League 1, only 3 points from my first 5 matches...

    EDIT: should complain more often, went on to win the next game.
    Good to see the reverse curse works as well as the curse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aario View Post
    Good to see the reverse curse works as well as the curse
    Haha, yea, went on a 12 match unbeaten run in the league after that. Sitting at work right now, can't wait to get home...

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    My progress in this has been slowed somewhat, due to Mrs Busy complaining about the time i'm spending on this. Trying to get the odd hour in here and there.

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    Season 13 - SnakeXe's Merthyr Tydfil

    Premier League - 14th (Table)
    FA Cup - 4th Round (lost v Arsenal)
    League Cup - 4th Round (lost v Burnley)

    Transfers

    Quite a disappointing season really, no signs of progress anywhere. Tried to sort the defense with a £9.5m centre-half, who attempted to systematically relegate us before being shipped off (for a £3m profit ) in January. I managed to sell some other rubbish players for ludicrous fees, including £7m for the "new Ashley Cole" who really wasn't, meaning we finished the season £5m in the black - which makes for a very nice change

    Another positive is that one of my strikers managed to top-score in the Premier League, which is nice bad news is he's 31. Oh well.

    God knows what's going to happen next season, pretty much depends entirely on whether I can actually buy a midfielder better than any of the ones I got promoted with (seriously, they're all still first choice). Might try and save some cash too, we have debts to pay and obviously I don't know how to spend it (see £9.5m centre-half).

    Code:
    Season    League                  Position  Achievements                  
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    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


    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeltmurrayuk View Post

    Our main problem is a lack of consistency - my defence are either solid or gift goals away, whilst upfront we are either deadly or woeful.
    you have just described my last 4 seasons

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    Boston Utd - Blue Square North - 2012/13

    Final Position - 11th
    Predicted Finish - 24th


    Final League Table
    Positions Graph

    Goiing into my first season in the BSP I was not very confident, especially considering my prediction by the media of 24th place. The club however did a respectful job and managed to easily secure a safe psotion in the division in 11th place. The highlight of the year was being crowned FA Trophy Champions with a remarkable run in that competition.

    Top Transfer News
    Mark Fotheringham (In) - The journeyman midefielder was signed on a free from Blackpool and brings a definite alement of class to the Boston Utd midfield. He is an instant key member of the club.
    Daniel Nardiello (In) - Another player coming over from Blackpool on a free Nardiello is a technically gifted striker for this level of football. He should make a big impact.
    Matty Hughes (In) - The central defender comes in and will lead the center of the defence for Boston Utd.

    Cup Results
    FA Cup - Not much to say. Wrexham beat us in our first game of the tournament.
    FA Trophy - Winners of the 2012/13 FA Trophy! This is the first time the club has won the event and it is also my first my trophy as a manager. The final game was a nail biter right to end with Boston Utd winning on penalties!

    General Information
    Confidence (I'm untouchable now!)
    Finances
    Transfers
    Squad
    Overall Stats

    Top 5 performers of the season:
    Daniel Nardiello - (Avg rating 7.02) The newly signed striker got off to a rough start but found his form by mid-season and was a dominant force for the final half of the year.
    Derek Bassi - (Avg rating 6.98) The newly signed CB/RB from Canada had a solid first season with the club.
    Phil Quirk -(Avg rating 6.96) Another new signing at the top of the seasonal performance charts, Phil had a very solid season and is a key player in the LB position.
    Jeromy Noslin - (Avg rating 6.96) The often injured attacking midfielder was a great layer when he was on the on-field. He had a few brilliant games but unfortunately his season was marred by injuries. Hopefully in 2013/14 he can stay healthy and keep up the performances.
    Matty Hughes - (Avg rating 7.01) The new signing star defender had a decent first year at the club. I will expect more from him.

    Top 3 Prospects:
    Leon Davies
    Chimaobi Peters
    Lee Knowles

    Outlook for 2013/14 Season in the Blue Square Premier Division:
    I would love to make a promotion push but I think a more realistic aim is for safe mid table again. My transfer goals are to find a top strike partner to play Nardiello and to improve my defensive line.

    Career Overview
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    Season        Division                    Position                 Achievements
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    2010/11       Blue Square North           9th
    2011/12       Blue Square North           3rd                   Promoted (through playoff)
    2012/13       Blue Square Premier         11th                  FA Trophy Winners

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    Just spent £26.5m on a new pair of wingers... hope the gamble pays off!

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    Im getting really annoyed now... Every week there is a news item that says "pressure gets to.... " its really starting to **** me off. and its always the same 2-3 players where this item comes. Has this been reported as a bug ?

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    Just reached February, couldn't afford to make a single signing and my current squad will simply have to do. But damn am I chuffed, my star man Caamano (Premiership top goalscorer) almost left us, after a 17.5million offer was accepted by the chairman on deadline day, however Mr. Caamano knows where his priorities lie, rejecting a contract. I was so gutted when the transfer was accepted but then when it was declined, I was delighted. Sadly despite having the league's top scorer, I am sitting in 18th spot, gonna take more to avoid the drop.

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    Before season started there was a rumer i was chasing Rocha. Still wondering whats wrong with him since Benfica let him go so cheap. Championship going soso so far just outside playoff spots atm. And Rafa Benitez was just watching my other striker thats netted 20 goals and 8 assists in 32 games . I'm scared now don't wanna loose him!
    Last edited by gargle; 03-12-2009 at 19:28.

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    Going to the FA Cup 3rd round this year, albeit against League 2 Rushden. However, I should win that, putting me to the 4th round and a better chance of getting the big, money spinning teams.

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    Smithers - Oxford City - Blue Square Premier - 2013/14

    League Prediction - 24th
    League Position - 1st

    Another quite excellent season to secure back-to-back promotions, and finally enter the promised land of the football league. Predicted to come a definite last in a difficult relegation battle, we proved our critics wrong quite spectacularly by dominating the league, going unbeaten at home, and reaching the final of the FA Trophy, only to succumb to a bitterly disappointing 4-1 defeat to York, only our 7th loss of the season. Winning the manager of the season was a nice little bonus too.

    League Table
    Changing Positions

    FA Cup run - not a brilliant run, as although we dispatched Didcot 3-1 in the 4th qualifying round, we were convincingly beaten 4-2 at Macclesfield in the 1st round, thanks to a Gavin Tomlin hat-trick.
    FA Trophy run - a fantastic cup-run saw us emerge victorious against the likes of St. Albans, Bath, Woking, Weymouth and Stafford, but we fell apart at our first trip to Wembley. We were always going to be second-best, as our best midfielder Francis Quarm got injured (in an otherwise injury-free season) shortly before the match, and star striker Stephen Thompson was forced to come off just half an hour in too. Things went from bad to worse, as we saw a goal disallowed for offside, and we capitulated just before half-time as York capitalised on our defensive frailties, and from then on there was no looking back, despite a late Kyle Wilson goal. It was to be a melancholy end to a season, but even so our success in the league more than makes up for it.

    Transfers - although the transfers in screen may suggest otherwise, the main crux of the team from last season remained the same, with most of our new signings used as backup, most only playing a handful of games, some not at all. Anthony Wordsworth however quickly established himself in midfield due to his terrific versatility, and although his stats may imply a poor season, goalkeeper Grzegorz Szamotulski was for the most part exceptional in goal (except when he got lobbed from 80 yards by Accrington Stanley's own goalie). Our signing of the season though was by far striker Stephen Thompson who immediately settled in right at home with partner Gareth Evans in one of the best seasons I have ever witnessed in terms of striker parterships. Scoring 35 league goals in 36 starts, and further influence in the cups, he was consistently in formiddable form, earning himself a place in the BSP team of the season (alongside Evans), top BSP scorer (with Evans coming 3rd), and ultimately player of the season.
    Meanwhile, Oxford said goodbye to unhappy striker Darryn Stamp, aging left-back Sacha Opinel and midfielder Rossi Jarvis, who will be forever remembered for his input into our first couple of seasons.

    Squad - at the back, we remained the same as last season, with highlights being Jon Boardman overtaking Jermaine McSporran's appearance record, and Phil Anderson's consistency. Midfield was again solid, with a strong rotation policy of wingers, and Solomon Shields, Ryan Hall and Luke Thurlbourne coming in to impress whenever needed. Attack was certainly our biggest strength, as Evans' (fans' player of the year) and Thompsons' partnership saw them jointly notch up 72 goals, and for the majority of the season they were in constant competition with each other to score the most goals.

    Finances - weren't a huge problem this season; in fact due to our excellence in the league, our transfer budget was increased from nothing to a hefty £400k. I used this to pour more money into the wage budget, and combining this with the sales of expensive players such as Rossi Jarvis, we are now in a very secure position.

    Aims for next season:
    - survive obviously
    - get a decent parent club (I say this every year but never get round to it), especially since we're now in the same league as our current one Oxford Utd and so lose those connections
    - just generally expand the squad and improve key areas

    Code:
     
    Season      League                   Position    Achievements
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    2010/11    Blue Square South          14th         n/a
    2011/12    Blue Square North          4th          Play-offs, lost in final
    2012/13    Blue Square North          2nd          Promotion via play-offs
    2013/14    Blue Square Premier        1st          Champions, FA Trophy runners-up
    Last edited by Smithers; 03-12-2009 at 21:10.

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    hm, i finished 6th in the prem last season, shouldn't i have got a european place? i've just gone into october of the next season, maybe i'll get a message about it soon?

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