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    Peterborough are seriousily starting to annoy me now as they have attempted to sign nearly every one of my coaches

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    Chelseadaft Ashford Town (Middx) Season 7 2016/17 - Championship

    A great achievement for us this season after a nightmare start to the campaign. With my new staduim being built and not ready for another season I had to face a season in the Championship with my 2550 Short Lane stadium and a wage budget of £14,000 per week.

    Some of the players promoted with me from League One wanted bigger wages than I could really afford so decided to let them go and bring in some better quality players.

    It took us ages to gel as a side and we struggled early on. We went 8 games without a win and sat bottom of the league as I had to field u18's in the side as at the moment I have no reserve team or youth set up (due to money) so had to use the ones that come through in the summer but as I managed to manipulate the loan market once more to bring in more quality our form picked up and the side found their way in the league.

    Nothing much else to report apart from the fact that with 6 games remaining we somehow found our way near the playoffs but the last month of the season killed me as I lost players through injury and we lost our momentum.

    Overall am well pleased we have finished 12th. Was expecting to battle against relegation so well chuffed. When finishing 12th we received the following prize money which put us in credit by exactly that amount. With the three parachute payments of £400k we received at the beginning of the season, its helped to keep us clear from debt for the time being. I then received this message from the board about the staduim!!!

    (Sorry people forgot to take a screenshot of the squad and finances screen)

    Here are the players who have helped me stabilise in the league this season.

    Henderson, Goodwin, Moussi, Edwards, Dickoh, Corderoy, OConnor, Bell, Diallo, Cottrell, Reid, Tawiah, Mokoena, Johansson, Pechart and Morris

    Luckily enough the injuries didn't affect me till the end of the season!

    Code:
    Season    League                   Position    Achievements
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    2010/11   Blue Square South        1st         Champions!
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier      3rd         Lost in Playoff Semis
    2012/13   Blue Square Premier      1st         Champions!
    2013/14   League Two               10th        None
    2014/15   League Two               1st         Champions!
    2015/16   League One               2nd         Promoted
    2016/17   Championship             12th        None
    Last edited by ChelseaDaft; 08-05-2010 at 09:33.

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    Canvey Island 2018/19 Report - EPL
    6 places to go...


    Unsurprisingly, being the lowest rep team in the league made our media prediction relegation favourites, with the bookies considering ourselves to be cannon fodder for the rest of the league. Will they ever learn?

    League - Positions -

    Two fantasic games to start of our season, beating Newcastle then drawing vs Liverpool, were to be the norm, at least at home. Although, our away games were interesting as we were finding new and imaginative ways to lose games we really should be drawing. Possibly the highlight of the season was knocking off reigning champions Man City at home 4-0, who had been unbeaten up until that point.

    We were never in danger of falling down the table, as whenever we went had a string of away results (usually ending in defeats), our home games enabled us to maintain our great position. With one game to go we were 2 points off a European spot (which was to go down to 7th due to Arsenal cleaning up the cups), so needing a win with either Sunderland or Villa not picking up a win. So whilst we dominated at home against the new league winners, Sunderland were doing the same to Man Utd. BUT, Villa failed to beat the mighty Hull City, giving us 7th place and an European adventure next season.

    Cups
    FA Cup
    3rd rd - Canvey Island 4-0 Preston
    4th rd - Canvey Island 4-1 Burnley
    5th rd - Wolves 1-3 Canvey Island
    6th rd - Canvey Island 2-0 Hull
    Semi Final - Arsenal 3-1 Canvey Island

    Lucky draws early on, epsecially as EPL sides were only getting knocked out by their counterparts, and a great first 15 mins dispatched Wolves. Hull were no problems for the 2nd stright year, where we got the all-conquering Arsenal squad (apart from their EC final loss). Beaten and outplayed by the better team, no real complaints about it.

    Carling Cup
    2nd rd - Canvey Island 5-3 Brighton
    3rd rd - Wigan 2-2 Canvey Island (3-5 pens)
    4th rd - Canvey Island 1-3 Everton

    Brighton game was a wake-up call, especially about how easy they were creating chances against us. I still don't understand how we got through against Wigan, losing 2 defenders is normally the recipe for disaster. Once again though, outplayed by a better side, though we really should've peformed better in front of our own supporters.

    Squad (1)(2)
    A large squad, and I'm finding the limitation on squad registration to be particularly annoying, though that might be the fact of limited HG players...

    Millward's Player Choice Award (basically who I think deserves our Player of the Season before the Fan's vote...)
    2010/11 - Luke Thurlbourne MC
    2011/12 - Chris Todd DC
    2012/13 - Scott Smith DL
    2013/14 - Dean Lodge AMR
    2014/15 - Dean Hammond MC
    2015/16 - Luciano Napoli ST
    2016/17 - Borja ST
    2017/18 - László Horváth MC
    2018/19 - Leonid Gerasimov GK (1)(2)

    Whilst Horváth won the Premier League Player of the Season award, Gerasimov was the savour in so many games it was not even funny. 2nd in the Young Player of the Season award, and a place in the EPL Team of the Year was totally deserved. A shame that he wants to leave the club now that Barcelona are sniffing around...

    Transfers - Interesting to see that moving up to the top league has enabled me to keep for more of my squad from last season. Vernon's move away was one of his own doing, comnig under discipline from the club 6 times in 12 months was having too much effect on squad harmony. Again struggling to find free transfers that are better than what I currently have.

    Finances - It's a strange feeling not to be relying on transfer income to keep the balance sheet looking positive for the season, all of this capable despite having the smallest ground in the league.

    Confidence - Still seen as untouchable, nothing new here then.

    History
    2010/11 - BSS: 3rd, defeat in playoff semi-finals
    2011/12 - BSS: 1st
    2012/13 - BSP: 1st
    2013/14 - CCL2: 1st
    2014/15 - CCL1: 7th
    2015/16 - CCL1: 1st
    2016/17 - CCC: 8th
    2017/18 - CCC: 1st
    2018/19 - EPL: 7th


    The Trophy Cabinet
    Blue Square South - 2011/12
    Blue Square Premier - 2012/13
    Coca-Cola League 2 - 2013/14
    Coca-Cola League 1 - 2015/16
    Coca-Cola Championship - 2017/18

    Aims for next season: Sort out the leaky defence, find a way of being more competitve away from home and not embarrasing ourselves in Europe (in order of importance). Though a cup final wouldn't go amiss ;)

    EDIT: Scrap the smallest ground in the league, a 8927 enlargement is due to take place, along with another improvement of the youth facilites. Good use of the extra finances I think, since I never use it for transfers.
    Last edited by midgetram; 08-05-2010 at 15:13.

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    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2055/56

    With the new signings this looks like the start of an era of domination for T&M.

    League Table
    League Positions Graph

    We started with 11 straight wins which meant winning the league was just a formality.

    Community Shield - an easy win.

    UEFA Super Cup - a great win in a thrilling match.

    FIFA Club World Cup - another easy win.

    Carling Cup - the highlight was the semi final as we turned a 1-0 home loss into a 7-1 win. The final was a one sided affair.

    FA Cup - a simple run and a simple final win.

    UEFA Champions League - the group stage was strange as we settled for second place. We did well in the knockout rounds but suffered a shock in the final.

    Squad - goals from everywhere!

    Transfers - a small loss as we made a few small changes.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Miguel Santos - much better than last year.

    Luis Fernández - another great goal tally for the midfielder.

    Sebastiano Costacurta - not too many goals, but a great all round contribution.

    Hasan Aydin - simply awesome.

    Márcio - backup for Aydin, but a superb player.

    Career Overview
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    Season    League                   Position    Achievements
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    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
    2031/32   Barclays Premier League  3rd         Club World Cup winners
    2032/33   Barclays Premier League  2nd         FA and Carling Cup winners
    2033/34   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CL and Carling Cup winners
    2034/35   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CWC FA and Carling Cup winners
    2035/36   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2036/37   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2037/38   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Champions League winners
    2038/39   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2039/40   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2040/41   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Carling Cup winners, Champions league finalists
    2041/42   Barclays Premier League  3rd         FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2042/43   Barclays Premier League  5th         Club World Cup winners
    2043/44   Barclays Premier League  2nd         Carling Cup and Europa League winners
    2044/45   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners and Carling Cup finalists
    2045/46   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and FA Cup winners, Champions League finalists
    2046/47   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2047/48   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Champions League winners
    2048/49   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CL, CWC, and FA Cup winners
    2049/50   Barclays Premier League  2nd         Club World Cup winners
    2050/51   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners, FA Cup and CL finalists
    2051/52   Barclays Premier League  4th    
    2052/53   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners, FA Cup finalists
    2053/54   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners
    2054/55   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Champions League winners
    2055/56   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    Next Season

    It was a shame to miss out on the clean sweep but we will be determined to win it next year.

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    Wow, your career overview is just amazing!
    I am far from that kind of succes.
    Don't you get bored of playing one team for so long?

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    Dafuge, another good season, i just can't seem to get that level of domination, mind you Arsenal got 81 points last year after beating me twice.

    Midgetram, Can i ask why you are looking for free transfers and not spending any money?
    you have more money than i do and i have had champions league money for years, in fact with 70 million in the bank last season i spent 30 million on 1 player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen View Post
    Wow, your career overview is just amazing!
    I am far from that kind of succes.
    Don't you get bored of playing one team for so long?
    Nope

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    I'm going to have a crack at this. Dafuge your at the point in the game where even I'm pretty old

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    Dafuge - thats a stupid amount of players with 10+ goals! How did you manage that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Dafuge - thats a stupid amount of players with 10+ goals! How did you manage that?
    No idea really, but I think it is because I have a lot of good attacking players but no exceptional strikers. I think I'd still prefer to have just one player scoring 30+ though.

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    So after patiently waiting for 4 reloads I managed to get Oxford City. I've set my ambitious targets to winner and i've made a backup copy of me joining Oxford just in case that goes against me later So away we go !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    No idea really, but I think it is because I have a lot of good attacking players but no exceptional strikers. I think I'd still prefer to have just one player scoring 30+ though.
    Thing is its not just your strikers - none of them are particularly outstanding from that although hardly poor, its the amount of midfielders who are scoring loads of goals. Amazing.

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    Boreham Wood FC – Coca Cola League Two - 2015/16

    After a dismal performance last season, it felt like we had gone back two years. Stability was once again key – although one target I had in mind was to try to beat the 60 point mark and have our best season in League Two. The Playoffs were a distant speck after 2014/15.

    League Table
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    But despite that, it was safe to say things still didn’t go as planned. A terrible season, where we rarely even looked like getting wins. Relegation seemed a certainty until the last 10-15 games of the season when we had a big revival and pushed towards safety. After the 41st game, we were off the bottom for the first time since the table began to take shape. It seemed we might just pull off an extremely unlikely survival – we had been well over 10 points adrift earlier in the year. Two wins from the final five games seemed to be shaping up to be the target. But two defeats in the first two of those made it harder, and the third one felt like the end of it, although Rochdale’s defeat left us still only two points off safety, meaning that two wins should still be enough, and even one could be. We beat Stevenage in the penultimate game only for Rochdale to beat playoff-qualified Port Vale! So on the final day we had to win and hope Rochdale lost. When they went 1-0 up at Newport County, it seemed very unlikely that it would be our day, and soon Scunthorpe took the lead, and relegation, bar a miracle, was a certainty. When Rochdale and Scunthorpe both doubled their leads, the dream was over for the Wood. It would have been a miracle for us to have stayed up after the run of 15 games without a win during that season. I’ve never actually been relegated in FM before. Its not fun.


    The e.on FA Cup – Bolton aren’t in the Premiership, although as I write this they are in the Championship playoffs, and I think this just about counts as a glamour tie for us.
    The Carling Cup – no disgrace here, Palace riding high and getting promoted to the Championship.
    The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy – stunning win over MK Dons, and the Oxford game was a bit of disappointment really. They were struggling in League One and ended up relegated.

    Transfers – a whole load of players left at the start of the season having run their contracts down. And replacing them was more complicated than I thought, mainly because my scouts were all out of contract and had to be replaced. That partly accounts for the major failure this season. Spent January buying with the BSS in mind – decent players who probably wouldn’t sign for me in the conference on 2-3 year contracts. In the end that might have backfired as I don’t know whether they’re really good enough for League Two. Hopefully they will prove me wrong with some quality additions next year. Devitt and Henderson were the pick of the bunch this year in terms of transfers in. Also managed to recoup half a million which helped ease the financial difficulties caused by a large squad of hopeless losers! size]

    Squad – evidence of a really shocking season here. Too many regulars averaging well under 7 – often under 6.75, which is real relegation material and it’s not really surprising that we’ve gone down after that.


    Key Player Profiles:

    Peter Parnaby – Held onto him and without the injuries he suffered this season we would definitely have stayed up as I’m sure he would have won us at least one more game! This season it will be very hard to keep hold of Parnaby because he wants to leave and he has a relegation release clause. However, I don’t think I will get the £450,000 it would take to force my hand, and to be honest even half of that would be really good.

    Kingsley Woods – loan signing from Grimsby, would have been a big part of the reason we stayed up if we had managed it.

    Jamie Devitt – impressive number of goals and assists from a winger in a relegated team.

    Conor Henderson – nothing special but pretty consistent.


    Records Broken this Season:

    Highest Scoring Game: 6-4 v Torquay, League Two, 6th January
    Most Games Without Winning: 15, 1st December to 20th February
    Highest Transfer Fee Received: £210,000 for Mark Hooper from Bolton
    Highest Transfer Income: £400,000

    Cumulative Records (by current players):

    EXTENDED:
    Most League Goals for Boreham Wood: Jamie Robins – now extended to 64

    Career Overview
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    Season    League                   Position    Points Total   Achievements
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    2010/11   Blue Square South          1st            92        Promoted as Champions
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier        5th            83        Promoted as Playoff Winners
    2012/13   Coca Cola League 2        20th            53        -
    2013/14   Coca Cola League 2        15th            60        - 
    2014/15   Coca Cola League 2        20th            50        -
    2015/16   Coca Cola League 2        23rd            38        Relegated

    Next Season

    Nothing less than promotion will do. How I go about that is difficult to know. I think the current squad is, for the most part, good enough for BSP level, but a bit of strengthening with League Two also in mind would be good. The squad will need to be trimmed, too, because we’re in a fair bit of debt. Do I get parachute payments for dropping out of the League?

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    hmmm assistant managers are hard to come by it seems. Even the rubbish ones are demanding too high wages Hoping to find one soon otherwise my motivational team talks may let me down
    Last edited by Alegeeter; 08-05-2010 at 21:40. Reason: speeches instead of team talks :D Stupid mistake :P

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    GOM, i'm sure there are no parachute payments for the conference, also it strikes me you must have too many players, in 3 years of being in L2 i only loaned out 4 players.
    This was because i had very few players in the squad but i concentrated on paying higher wages for quality players. I had a first 11 and maybe another 11 as backup most could cover several positions. I also had a few youth players but dumped any youth player at 17 who didn't have the potential to play in the league i was in

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    Just wanted to flash my recent success. 4 games left and I secured the PL title

    hm well looks like imageshack is playing tricks on me, so cant' upload pic

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    24 players he has + 2 on loan. Not a massive squad by any means, but maybe look to trim it down, and like Baker says, loan in better quality from prem/CCC teams for 0 wages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaffa View Post
    24 players he has + 2 on loan. Not a massive squad by any means, but maybe look to trim it down, and like Baker says, loan in better quality from prem/CCC teams for 0 wages.
    No, I have far far more than that - all hidden away on loan and/or in reserves. he is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    GOM, i'm sure there are no parachute payments for the conference, also it strikes me you must have too many players, in 3 years of being in L2 i only loaned out 4 players.
    This was because i had very few players in the squad but i concentrated on paying higher wages for quality players. I had a first 11 and maybe another 11 as backup most could cover several positions. I also had a few youth players but dumped any youth player at 17 who didn't have the potential to play in the league i was in
    Yes, you were right about PPs. And thanks for the advice, you're probably right about that. The loaned out players were all on high wages so it saved me a lot of money. A couple of them could even have been first team players but finances dictated it.

    I probably should dump more players at 17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post

    Midgetram, Can i ask why you are looking for free transfers and not spending any money?
    you have more money than i do and i have had champions league money for years, in fact with 70 million in the bank last season i spent 30 million on 1 player.
    Because I can... To be honest I don't know what it is stopping me spending money, I think it's more of an intrigue to see how far I can go without spending any money. Even the staff I've brought in have all came on frees

    Saying that though, I may have gone overboard with the free transfers this summer. 18 in total, including 6 natural CMs (where my formation only needs 1). I think I may have underestimated the lure of European football..

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    I've decided to something I've never done before - Dafuge's Challenge

    I'm doing this with Nuneaton

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    Start of Season Expectations with a good wage budget

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    DDT didn't work so will post it in careers forum sorry


    http://community.sigames.com/showthr...48#post5316148

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    GOM unlucky on the relegation there, but it could be a good thing for you. I got relegated my first season in League 1 and it proved to be a positive for the Pilgrims so it may be that you'll come back and do a lot better.

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    I don't think I ever finally updated how I done with this, started this around page 20/30/40ish

    But as Farnborough, I made the Premier League by 2018 I think, survived by a goal in my first season in the Premiership, 15th next, 3rd the next (champions league qualification), then won it the next season, along with the Champions League (Challenge complete), done the same the season after, only won the Premier League the next season though..

    Got a brand new stadium, 'Farnborough Stadium', and I don't play FM much atm, but if I ever need to get back into it, I go into this game, it's awesome.

    So, thanks dafuge for the challenge, I'll be back to do it next year,

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    Quote Originally Posted by midgetram View Post
    Because I can... To be honest I don't know what it is stopping me spending money, I think it's more of an intrigue to see how far I can go without spending any money. Even the staff I've brought in have all came on frees

    Saying that though, I may have gone overboard with the free transfers this summer. 18 in total, including 6 natural CMs (where my formation only needs 1). I think I may have underestimated the lure of European football..
    I'm in PL and I still look for freebees

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    I don't really bring in frees now in the Prem. Not sure how much quality you'll get in that way. Only ever get old players who'll be good for a season or two. Much rather my focus on getting in cheap youngsters with a couple established youngish players while improving my youth facilities.

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    For anyone playing as FC United (or thinking of managing them) here's the latest kits and badges for FC United:

    http://rapidshare.com/files/385230542/Graphics.rar

    -If you have no other badges/kits, place the whole extracted folder into Documents/SportsInteractive/FM10

    -If you have badges/kits for other teams already, place the FCUM Badges/FCUM Kits folders into your existing badges/kits folders.

    No reposting without permission.

    Enjoy

    (Note - FCUM no longer use the Blue kit IRL, and the White kit is now the away kit, but as FM uses a Blue kit, I've kept the Blue away, and made the new White kit replace the old White 3rd kit)

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    On the favoured personnel list :-)

    Anyone got updated kits for any other kits?

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    Now struggling in the BSP - I'm currently in London for the rest of the day so I dont want to start a new game just yet but the plan if things dont improve in the 2-3 hours of gameplay I will have left today is to start a new game with the right set-up this time (I dont think I used the DDT file correctly because there's never any decent youngsters from Celtic/Rangers as everyone keeps going on about), and completely start again. We shall see.

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    why is it at the start of the challenge every time you approach a player the transfer story is leaked Someone can't keep their mouth shut

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    hey can any one kindly link me to truro's badge and kit please. thank-you

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    2022-2023 Season Review-Kings Lynn-CCL2

    This season we had to get promoted as our finances are incredibly bad so promotion or a great cup run was essential. Our cup runs were non existent so promotion was the only option. A great last day saw us creep into the playoffs. We drew our home leg and beat Forest Green away in the second leg 1-0 to go to Wembley to play Telford in the playoff final. A great performance saw us win 2-1 but it could have and should have been more. KINGS LYNN ARE PROMOTED.

    Stars of the Season

    Scott Norris-Normally I play him as a striker but I decided to play him as an AMC this season and he was immense as always a great season.

    Prince Addai-I bought him with the hope of a future star but he came good early and was inspirational especially in the run in.



    League Table-7th
    League Positions Graph
    FA Cup-1st round v Eastwood
    League Cup-1st round v Stoke
    JPT-2nd round v Peterborough

    Manager Overview
    Transfers


    CAREER SUMMARY
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    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
    2015/16	  Blue Square Premier	            3rd            Playoff Semi losers
    2016/17	  Blue Square Premier	            5th	           Promoted via Playoffs	
    2017/18	  League 2			    21st	   None	
    2018/19	  League 2			    9th		   None
    2019/20	  League 2			    15th           None
    2020/21	  League 2			    9th	           None
    2021/22	  League 2			    7th		   Playoff Semi losers
    2022/23	  League 2			    7th		   Promoted via Playoffs

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    Congrats Liver, L1 at last!!

    Skin is that btw?

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    thanks yeah it took ages. Hope League 1 doesn't take that long.
    My skin is called rd4 skin. Can be found here: http://community.sigames.com/showthr...ght=sk1n+r1cky

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    Decided (for now at least) to stick with my original Boreham Wood game and try to turn around the team's fortunes. Gonna give it another season after this one and if I'm not in League Two by then I'll start again. But can someone give me a hand setting up the game? Every time I do, even if I tick "add key staff", I have none.
    Last edited by GreyedOutMan; 09-05-2010 at 22:20.

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    So after often participating in this unofficially (Due to laziness or making other setups) I am now going to give it a shot in here:

    This is me, Merthyr style.

    Let's see how I fare, I set goal at winning the league immediately.

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    So, uh, any advice for the first season in the Prem? I'm getting killed at the minute...but it's all very narrow 1-0 losses. Only problem is we never look like creating anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerish View Post
    So, uh, any advice for the first season in the Prem? I'm getting killed at the minute...but it's all very narrow 1-0 losses. Only problem is we never look like creating anything.
    Stick with it. My first season in PL was like that. A lot of almost-wins.

    Play defensively and counter often as you will be the underdog a lot.

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    Chelseadaft Ashford Town (Middx) Season 8 2017/18 The Championship - Promotion!!!

    Well after a season of stability we have done it! We are in the Premier League after just 8 seasons and am well pleased. We have made fantastic progress and had to do it this season by starting out once more with our 2550 seat staduim as we had to wait for our new one to be finished.

    We got the news in early September it was ready and the move was completed. We now have a 13270 all-seat staduim.

    What was good for me this pre-season was the news that the board had doubled my wage budget to £24,000 per week and given me some money to spend. The was because of the money we received for TV rights and also we received 3 more parachute payments of £400k which really helped the finances.

    I knew that once the staduim was done and we moved into that we would be making loads of money so utilised the money I had along with the loan markets all season loan. Two transfers of note were to bring in a better goalkeeper (degan) who was rubbish and began moaning when he wasn't starting games so luckily enough sold him for a £400k profit and the other was ex-Chelsea Connor Clifford. The hardworking midfielder became my club captain and set the tone for the side at the beginning of the season. When Blackburn came knocking with a bid of £1.5m, knowing it could go into my wage budget for next season I decided to sell.

    We started off ok-ish. Winning games and then losing a few. I was switching between a standard, counter and attacking mentality from the start and that's what cost me defeats. Once I reverted to the original attacking mentality we were flying. Better quality defenders came into the squad on loan, midfielders too and bolstered my forward line with pace and power up front.

    By the Jan transfer window we were just inside the playoffs so decided to bring in some more players and loans and the team went from strength to strength. We gained promotion with games to spare and went into the last games right behind Blackburn. They beat us at their place but then lost as we won away in the second to last game of the season. We were just a point behind with our last game at home and theirs away and I had hoped to nick the title right at the death, but it wasn't to be. We both won so we finished on 95 points and just one point behind Blackburn.

    A fantastic achievement for our side and our club. I had previously received news from the board that our training facilities are being invested in so looking forward to that for the new season.

    We are now selling out our home games every game now too so hopefully it won't be too long till the stadium is expanded once more. Our finances looked great too!. Now looking forward to rebuilding a squad capable of staying in the Premier League and the mega TV money you get.

    Let's hope I can keep our run of success going. For now this is it. I am too excited to write anymore as I need to get on with my first ever Premier League season in this challenge ever!

    Here are the players who have done the business for me:

    GK: Henderson / Berry
    DR: Linney / OConnor
    DL: Johansson / Fernando
    DC: Diallo / Beorlegui / Edgar
    DMC: Elliott / Taiwo
    MC: Kwarteng / Moussi
    AMC: Edwards / Pechart
    FC: Corderoy / Saul
    FC: Boyd / Wale
    Unused Loanee : Brett

    Code:
    Season    League                   Position    Achievements
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    2010/11   Blue Square South        1st         Champions!
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier      3rd         Lost in Playoff Semis
    2012/13   Blue Square Premier      1st         Champions!
    2013/14   League Two               10th        None
    2014/15   League Two               1st         Champions!
    2015/16   League One               2nd         Promoted
    2016/17   Championship             12th        None
    2017/18   Championship             2nd         Promoted

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    Wow. If I play soon to be sold Nathaniel Wedderburn by January, he will have (with the help of other clubs admittedly) played in every league in England, incuding Blue Square North and South.

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    I've just lost in the Champions League thanks to my Keeper whacking a free-kick at one of my players (instead of passing the ball to him) resulting in the ball bouncing off my defender leaving the computer with a 40 yard tap in :mad:

    It wasn't even a one of as early in the match my Striker decided to whack a free-kick at another one of my players instead of waiting for him to move out of the way which resulted in the free kick being wasted

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    After cruising through my Euro Cup group, I get a mother of all ties against Villarreal in the last 32 Think the european dream might end earlier than I would like this season...

    EDIT: Even if I were to get through, my opponents in the last 16 will be either Lazio or Porto.
    Last edited by midgetram; 11-05-2010 at 14:15.

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    After being away for a while due to starting a new job, meaning no real time to play FM, I dislocated my knee a week or so ago, so got plenty of time to play. I took a break from my Kingstonian game in order to have a play around with tactics, gone to load my game up today and have a corrupt file!
    Am ****ed off, 18 seasons gone! I normaly do a rolling 3 save thing but due to me being silly, at some stage in the last few weeks I deleted them.
    Am on hoilday as we speak to start this again, will post screenie soon

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    Beerish - My first season in the prem isn't all plain sailing either my friend. I've had to re-think my tactics after a somewhat promising start, I've started to nosedive a tad

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    We're wasting our time. We get embarassed every single game. I'm bottom, on the back of a six game losing streak in January. Players, tactics, mean nothing. It's absolutely abject no matter what.

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    That reminds me of how my first bash at the CCC felt. We were awful and deservedly went straight back down. Atm due to not having much spare time the last few days I'm sitting 14th after 12 games w4d2l6. I won 4 out of my first 5 though, so you can see how my form has badly dipped.

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    I think it was bound to happen eventually; I've had so many lucky promotions over the years that I deserve to have my ass handed to me. It's probably just more irritating that it should be at the top level, where consolidating your position really means something.

    How do teams in this challenge generally fare when relegated from the Prem? Highest league I've got to before is League 1, where I stayed for ages last time I attempted this.

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    Well after my crah dump (18 seasons lost :mad have started again, and have copied Dafuge by taking over Tooting http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...rrenHusher.png

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    Thought i'd start this, only got to league 2 with farnborough last year but started quite late on - a bit of a cop out with Nuneaton this time as they are the easiest, but nevermind! Here's my profile

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    Chelseadaft Ashford Town (Middx) Season 9 2018/19 - Premier League.

    I couldn't wait to get started in the Premier League. With the TV money coming in and also the news of my new wage/transfer budget from the board I knew we could achieve our aim of avoiding relegation.

    So again, I set about clearing out the deadwood and utlising the Loan Markets. In addition to players I kept in my squad from last season such as, Beorlegui, Boyd, Corderoy and Wale with loaned out as not quite good enough Henderson, here are the season's transfers.

    In came Michael Essien to play the holding role on a free transfer. I paid £3m for Geraint Goodwin from Man Utd to increase my firepower up front as he had been on loan previously with me for a couple of seasons.

    Ciaran Clark and Mohammed Issa came in to the club costing me £8.1m in total but would sure up my backline. ( I also turned down an £8m bid from Chelsea for Issa in the Jan window).

    Kostadin Stoyanov came into the club and can play anywhere along the backline for a fee of £2.2m (in the beginning turned out to be a snip but last third of the season his form dropped) along with Williamson and Sueiro a young starlet from Barcelona on loans.

    I decided to spend money on new GK's and brought in Larsen for £1.2m who then missed the majority of the season after doing in his cruciate ligaments and also Ruben on loan from Liverpool.

    In Midfield added to Michael Essien was the experienced Deegan for £1.4m from Coventry, Diallo £1.4m from Nantes, Deul £1m from Willem II, Kanda and then Brown on Loan.

    Including Loan Fee's I had spent £21.5m on new players and had recouped £9.25m on the deadwood including a record £1.6m for Alex Edwards.

    We made a good start to the season, everyone gelled earlier than expected and we were 4th after 4 games and 3rd after 7. Our performances and results then varied until we sat top of the league after 17 games.

    We were playing well against the big sides. This was a stand out result leading up till Christmas. We were beating the mid-table sides and the lower rep Prem sides and I then believed that we could maybe push on for a top-half finish.

    With the staduim selling out our 13,270 tickets for every home game for the second season running after it had been built I was hoping that something would happen, for the board to invest and expand the stadium.

    With the transfer window approaching and looking to wheel-and-deak some more I received this message followed by this one. I was screwed and knew I had to strengthen but my hands were tied. It wasn't until the beginning of March I then received confirmation the takeover had been completed. So I missed out on doing any business at all in Jan.

    Luckily enough up to that point we were still doing well. We were drawn away to Liverpool in the FA CUP 3rd round and forced a draw and brought them back to the Ashford Stadium and produced our best display of the season to hammer them! The cup run didn't last though and we lost two rounds later to Sheff Utd.

    Our League form maintained itself really as I always make three changes to my side on 60 mins to keep important positions in my tactic fresh and after Christmas we were never any lower than seventh in the league. We stablised our position in 6th place in the Premier League in the last 6 games of the season and we had done it, we had Qualified for the EURO Cup next season! Little-old Ashford (Middx) !!. Here is the squad screen.

    With finishing 6th we also were awarded some much needed prize money as you will see on my finances screen after the monies were received. (I just realised I have loaded through a new season and never took the table screenie at the end of the season, if you check my prize money screen you will see confirmation I finished 6th so sorry about that).

    I then received the following two messages about a Staduim Expansion (at last) and also training facilities being done.

    So well pleased with our performances this season and to finish in 6th with the Europa League next season is amazing, then again, this whole journey has been up till now!

    Roll on next season (I'm off to get my passport! )


    Code:
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    2010/11   Blue Square South        1st         Champions!
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier      3rd         Lost in Playoff Semis
    2012/13   Blue Square Premier      1st         Champions!
    2013/14   League Two               10th        None
    2014/15   League Two               1st         Champions!
    2015/16   League One               2nd         Promoted
    2016/17   Championship             12th        None
    2017/18   Championship             2nd         Promoted
    2018/19   Premier League           6th         Euro Cup Qualification.
    Last edited by ChelseaDaft; 13-05-2010 at 02:15.

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    Excellent season chelsea , how was your record away to the bigger teams? Just asking because I have a great record at home but always seem to get beat by 2 or 3 goals (apart from Man City who I've yet to lose against ). I also got Essien this season, been easily the 2nd best buy for me this season I should have EoS report up by this evening, depending on how far I get in the FA Cup again

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    After 56 games in all competitions, it all comes down to 8 games in 25 days to decide how well I do this season

    Luckily my run-in couldn't get much easier

    15/4 - vs Spurs (7th)
    20/4 - vs Liverpool (15th)
    22/4 - @ Man City (2nd)
    25/4 - @ Newcastle (6th)
    29/4 - @ Spurs (7th)
    2/5 - vs Arsenal (1st)
    6/5 - @ Hull (10th)
    10/5 - @ Man Utd (12th)

    Who would've thought games against Liverpool and Man United should be considered easy??

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    You must be very good, all I can say.

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    Canvey Island 2019/20 Report - EPL
    one baby step at a time...


    A strong showing last season made the media sit up and take notice of us for a change, giving us a mid-table prediction which the board set as my minimum target. An outside chance of mounting a title challenge seemed a bit much though.

    League - Positions -

    Only 1 defeat in the first 10 games, and that coming from an injury time defeat at Leeds, was a very promising start, which was backed up all the way through until Christmas, where we sat in the mix of the CL places, despite being 3 or 4 games behind the rest of the pack due to other commitments. 5 defeats in the next 7 though were to be the start of the small slide down the table, especially as we were losing to teams around us. Consecutive draws against Notts County and Sheff Utd meant that we almost had to go 100% through our intense run-in in order to capture the last remaining CL place away from Chelsea. However, failing to break down Spurs and Newcastle, coupled with a frustrating defeat vs Arsenal, meant that we had to settle for 6th place, even though I managed to trash Man Utd on their own backyard in the final game. A step in the right direction at least.

    Also, early on in the season I celebrated my 500th game in charge, which we won in style

    Cups
    FA Cup
    3rd rd - Canvey Island 3-0 Exeter
    4th rd - Canvey Island 4-0 Bolton
    5th rd - Man City 1-1 Canvey Island
    5th rd rep - Canvey Island 3-2 Man City (aet)
    6th rd - Ipswich 0-3 Canvey Island
    Semi Final - Sunderland 5p-5 Canvey Island (6-5 on pens)

    Eventful is probably the word to describe this season's adventure. Our replay win against City came 3 days after another extra time adventure (to be explained below) and the semi was probably the most annoying 120 mins I'll ever be a part of. Playing them off the park, only to concede 2 goals in 15 mins at the end and lose on pens. They were to win the final though, making it 3 teams out of 3 who beat me in the semis and go on to win the final.

    Carling Cup
    3rd rd - QPR 1-4 Canvey Island
    4th rd - Man Utd 2-4 Canvey Island (aet)
    Quarter Final - Canvey Island 3-2 Hull
    Semi Final leg 1 - Canvey Island 0-0 Chelsea
    Semi Final leg 2 - Chelsea 1-3 Canvey Island (aet) (agg 3-1)
    Final - Tottenham 4-5 Canvey Island (aet)

    Lady luck shined on us time and time again here. Whilst QPR was simple enough, it was a minor miracle we progresses any further each time. The final itself was as open as the stats suggest, with an Essien 30 yrd rocket sealing our first final win.

    Euro Cup

    The start of hopefully many european adventures this season, and we did what we aimed to do and not embarrase ourselves straight away.

    3rd quali rd leg 1 - Bnei Yehuda (ISR) 1-6 Canvey Island
    3rd quali rd leg 2 - Canvey Island 3-0 Bnei Yehuda (ISR) (agg 9-1)
    4th quali rd leg 1 - FC Universitatea Craiova (ROU) 0-1 Canvey Island
    4th quali rd leg 2 - Canvey Island 3-0 FC Universitatea Craiova (ROU) (agg 4-0)

    So into the group stage we went, and whilst the media commented on how tough our group was, it proved to be an over reaction once again.

    Matchday 1 - Canvey Island 1-0 Gaziantepspor (TUR)
    Matchday 2 - Amkar Perm (RUS) 0-2 Canvey Island
    Matchday 3 - Canvey Island 3-1 VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
    Mathcday 4 - VfL Wolfsburg (GER) 1-0 Canvey Island
    Matchday 5 - Gaziantepspor (TUR) 0-5 Canvey Island
    Matchday 6 - Canvey Island 3-0 Amkar Perm (RUS)

    Group A Final Table

    So into the knock-out stages we went, where our path would eventually end.

    1st ko rd leg 1 - Villarreal (ESP) 3-3 Canvey Island
    1st ko rd leg 2 - Canvey Island 4-0 Villarreal (ESP) (agg 7-3)
    2nd ko rd leg 1 - Canvey Island 1-2 S.S. Lazio (ITA)
    2nd ko rd leg 2 - S.S. Lazio (ITA) 3-2 Canvey Island (agg 3-5)

    Squad (1)(2)
    Extending the squad may not have been the best idea I've ever had, especially as I once again struggled to fill my Home Grown quota.

    Millward's Player Choice Award (basically who I think deserves our Player of the Season before the Fan's vote...)
    2010/11 - Luke Thurlbourne MC
    2011/12 - Chris Todd DC
    2012/13 - Scott Smith DL
    2013/14 - Dean Lodge AMR
    2014/15 - Dean Hammond MC
    2015/16 - Luciano Napoli ST
    2016/17 - Borja ST
    2017/18 - László Horváth MC
    2018/19 - Leonid Gerasimov GK
    2019/20 - Oscar Ustari GK (1)(2)

    Possibly the best ever free transfer I will ever make with Canvey Island. Outstanding in pretty much every game he played, which was all but 4, and may even stay for more years to come

    Transfers - A bit overboard on the free transfer raid this summer . Pedro was the only one who complained about a lack of games, so was promptly sold for a tidy profit to Arsenal.

    Finances - And we are over £100m in the bank . The total wage costs is scarily high though...

    Confidence - Still seen as untouchable, nothing new here then.

    History
    2010/11 - BSS: 3rd, defeat in playoff semi-finals
    2011/12 - BSS: 1st
    2012/13 - BSP: 1st
    2013/14 - CCL2: 1st
    2014/15 - CCL1: 7th
    2015/16 - CCL1: 1st
    2016/17 - CCC: 8th
    2017/18 - CCC: 1st
    2018/19 - EPL: 7th
    2019/20 - EPL: 6th, LC winners


    The Trophy Cabinet
    Blue Square South - 2011/12
    Blue Square Premier - 2012/13
    Coca-Cola League 2 - 2013/14
    Coca-Cola League 1 - 2015/16
    Coca-Cola Championship - 2017/18
    League Cup - 2019/20

    Aims for next season: Can improve semi-final success rate be one? (currently 1 from 5 in terms of progressing). Trim down the squad whilst promoting some of my promising youth players will need to happen sooner rather than later too.
    Last edited by midgetram; 13-05-2010 at 20:41.

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    OH NO!!!

    People I have messed up my challenge !!!!!!!!!

    Basically I can't continue as I do not have 4 players trained by the club for four seasons between the ages of 15-21 to be registered for the EUROPA Cup... I did not have any youth set up until this summer when I thought i could build one from there...

    As a result I cannot carry on!

    What an idiot! :mad:

    Going to have to start all over again!! GUTTED!

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    Have you tried to holiday for one day ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChelseaDaft View Post
    OH NO!!!

    People I have messed up my challenge !!!!!!!!!

    Basically I can't continue as I do not have 4 players trained by the club for four seasons between the ages of 15-21 to be registered for the EUROPA Cup... I did not have any youth set up until this summer when I thought i could build one from there...

    As a result I cannot carry on!

    What an idiot! :mad:

    Going to have to start all over again!! GUTTED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChelseaDaft View Post
    OH NO!!!

    People I have messed up my challenge !!!!!!!!!

    Basically I can't continue as I do not have 4 players trained by the club for four seasons between the ages of 15-21 to be registered for the EUROPA Cup... I did not have any youth set up until this summer when I thought i could build one from there...

    As a result I cannot carry on!

    What an idiot! :mad:

    Going to have to start all over again!! GUTTED!
    Leave 4 empty places i.e. just register 21 players. You can then plug any gaps with U-21's, not ideal but lets you keep going.

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    I don't want to go on holiday for a day as to me thats cheating the game abit and don't feel happy doing that.

    Also I tried to use the U18's i had but have only had them for this season as got rid of everyone else in the previous 9 seasons as didn't have a youth coach.

    There is no way around this. I am starting again!

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    Default Re: dafuge's FM10 challenge

    Your are allowed to not register people and that will count towards your allowance ie. only register 21 people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mag man View Post
    Your are allowed to not register people and that will count towards your allowance ie. only register 21 people.
    this works a treat, i had several years when first in europe and i didn't meet the criteria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChelseaDaft View Post
    I don't want to go on holiday for a day as to me thats cheating the game abit and don't feel happy doing that.

    Also I tried to use the U18's i had but have only had them for this season as got rid of everyone else in the previous 9 seasons as didn't have a youth coach.

    There is no way around this. I am starting again!
    I did just that. I holidayed one day to let the computer register the players. I don't know any other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    this works a treat, i had several years when first in europe and i didn't meet the criteria.
    I don't get this? If you don't have enough home grown players, how can you proceed?

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    Because the slots you dont allocate in your 25 can count towards home grown players even if you dont have any.

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    Default Re: dafuge's FM10 challenge

    Hey guys, I have a quick enquiry to make about the set-up for this challenge: is having leagues on view-only allowed? It shouldn't make much difference or give me any unfair advantage, I don't think. Unless there are some perks that I'm unaware of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEinchy View Post
    Hey guys, I have a quick enquiry to make about the set-up for this challenge: is having leagues on view-only allowed? It shouldn't make much difference or give me any unfair advantage, I don't think. Unless there are some perks that I'm unaware of.
    I'm not sure because I was under the impression that having leagues on view-only still loaded up the players from that nation, so that you would have a larger pool of players to choose from other leagues.

    That's just my take on it though.

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    With England loaded down to Blue Square North/South and with a large database, the player count is 17,000. I tried adding some view-only leagues and the player count remained as 17,000, and the star rating for estimated game speed also remained the same so I do not think extra players are loaded. I think all it does is allow me to see the league tables and the stats that come with it of the view-only nations. Playing the game doesn't feel quite right, otherwise. Weird, I know.

    I suppose I should just leave it and have only the English leagues running, just to be on the safe side.

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    Aye man, stick to the rules laid out ;)

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    Nuneaton Premiership 2019-20

    A season of pure struggle comes to an end! I finished a respectable 15th, with what is a very inferior team. I had to resort to direct very defensive play and as a result I hardly threatened in many of my games. I think my top scorer got 11 goals all season!

    My board increased my capacity this season, I've gone from a 3850 seat stadium to a whopping 9850

    AIM: Improve the squad...drastically, but the prem money helps with that.

    EDIT: Just had a the board announce a further stadium expansion of 4500 seats...I'm getting dizzy now!

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    I wanted to manage Billericay, but after about twenty attempts I just could not get them so I have settled for Boreham Wood. Here is my manager profile: Jamie Einchcomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mag man View Post
    Because the slots you dont allocate in your 25 can count towards home grown players even if you dont have any.
    but I can't proceed unless I register the correct amount of HG players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    but I can't proceed unless I register the correct amount of HG players.
    if you do this with the empty spaces making up the amount of HG players you are short and submitting it, you will be able to continue onwards.

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    Default Re: dafuge's FM10 challenge

    You can if you dont register a player... Say you need 4 but you only have 3 in your squad; you register those 3 plus leave 1 blank space, this works for me.

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    an empty space does indeed count as one - if you have none, just leave four spaces and you're ok...no need to restart, thats daft!

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    Default Re: dafuge's FM10 challenge

    the bad news is that I have moved on to FML now - which means, for the time being at least, that this challenge has taken a back seat. I might return to it, but I'm really enjoying FML at the moment!

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    Nantwich Town – Premier League 2027/28 – Season 18

    Having lost to Real Madrid again in Europe last season the priority again this season would be the Champions League, whilst in the Premier League we'd attempt to make it three on the trot.

    The board yet again expected a Top Four finish, the Media Predicted we'd finish Second, whilst the bookies reckoned we'd finish Third.

    We also became the 10th Richest Club in the World, whilst we moved upto 20th in the European Rankings.

    Transfers - With far to many players at the club it was time to trim my squad, signings wise I continued to bring in promising youngsters mainly from england, with three Dutch Strikers signed after Roda JC became my latest feeder club, whilst £15m was spent on German born Italian Winger Alessandro Tufano to provide some depth on the right wing.

    Page One - saw Brazilians Abelardo, Geova, Coelho and Keeper Fabao all leave for profit after they failed to get into my first team and they all would have need registering this season, whilst Brazilian Midfielder Carlinhos was sold for £14m after he started moaning, Academy Striker Barlow left for the North East, and backup Keeper Martin disappeared to Germany for £7m after I refused to meet his wage demands.

    Page Two and Page Three - Spanish Midfielder Andres joined Man Utd in the Championship after he started moaning, Russian Right Back Shestakov left for Belgium as £12m was too much to turn down, whilst Celtic signed my right wingers Nelson and Ramsay who hadn't impressed and had started to moan.

    So I had high hopes for this season especially considering we had just finished the last season unbeaten in 19 league games and my star Striker Zelaia had finally started scoring, however things didn't go to plan as my team bottled it, nerves and complancey set in, whilst my experienced players let me down badly, though a load of crippling injuries hardly helped - early on in the season I had six strikers out injured, in January I lost my centre-backs forcing me to field a 16yo in the FA Cup, whilst in March I lost my entire first choice midfield at the worst possible time.

    Community Shield - We just about reclaimed the Community Shield beating Everton on penalties.

    Premier League - Didn't exactly go that well as we limped home in Third place, we just never got going losing far to many games we really should have won or at least drawn - losing to Barnsley, Peterborough, Wolves, Burnley and letting Leeds do the double over us were embrassing, our poor performances were especially annoying considering we did the double over Arsenal and a win over Man City lifted us back into the title chase, before we crashed elsewhere and four defeats in March/April finished over title hopes when I was struggling to find 11 players to put on the pitch.

    Champions League - a disappointing league campaign could have been redeemed with a strong European run, the bookies still gave us no hope in the competition expecting Real Madrid to make it three in a row. In the Group Stage we were now Second Seeds and as such avoided a trip to Spain this time around instead returning to Italy this time to face AC Milan, we'd also travel to Germany to face HSV and Estonia to play Levadia.

    Champions League Group - We again easily made it through the group stage comfortably beating Levadia and HSV in our opening games, before claiming a home win over Milan and a draw in Italy to put us both through. A win over Levadia ensured we finished top leaving defeat in Germany pointless. And rather shockingly Real Madrid failed to make it out of their group so they won't be knocking us out this season

    In the Knockout Round we would face Lyon and despite a poor performance in France a late goal from Zelaia allowed us to a claim a 3-2 victory. Thankfully in the Second Leg we didn't mess around and comfortably beat Lyon 4-0.

    In the Quarter Finals we would face Arsenal, with first leg at home despite outplaying Arsenal and opening them up time and time again we somehow lost 1-0 - my strikers bottled it in front of goal, whilst my Keeper gifted them a goal when he decided to whack (not pass) a free-kick accross the pitch at one of my centre-backs, the ball hit my centre-back on the back and bounced at the feet of the Arsenal striker who was left to tap the ball in from 40 yards out, even worse is that that was their first shot on target in the match

    In the Second Leg we again controlled the game even with a makeshift midfield but again our shooting let us down badly and a 0-0 draw wasn't enough and we are now going backwards in Europe There was some consolidation as Marseille then thumped Arsenal 5-0 to knock them

    Carling Cup - Another disappointing end to our run as we made it to the Semi-Finals beating Mboro, Chelsea and Bolton before a poor first leg performance in the Semi gave Newcastle a two goal advantage, in the Second Leg two early goals from Zelaia levelled things up, but we couldn't add a third and it cost us a Newcastle scored a late goal to send them through.

    The FA Cup - Finally provided us with some luck as we claimed our second FA Cup Trophy, easily dispatching Millwall, Bolton and MBoro, before drawing the big guns in the Quarter Finals we comfortable beat Man City and in the Semi-Final we got revenge on Arsenal with a 3-1 win though my Keeper bundling the ball into his own net didn't help matters, nor did losing my third left winger. In the Final we faced Chelsea who'd just finished Second to Man Utd in the Championship and two goals from Zelaia were enough to beat Chelsea and ensured we at least lifted some meaningful silverware this season.

    Squad - a lot of injuries and some poor performances did not help this season, nor did the fact that most computer teams switched to a flat back 5 to stop me.

    Keeper Taha Kodalak had a solid enough season, though he did make a couple of costly mistakes so it was rather surprising that he was named European Keeper of the Year.

    At full back Pedro Leite had a poor season by his standards and it cost him his place as Cledson took his place with more stable performances, on the left Airam Barba had his worst season yet but still claimed [url=http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/7712/fpoty.jpg]fans player of the year - which shows how strong his previous seasons have been, pushing him hard was Ricardo Jimenez Garcia but several niggling injuries limited his appearances, I'll be expecting a big improvement next season at full-back otherwise changes might be made.

    At Centre-Back we had bigger problems whilst Ian Thomas had a good season I struggled to find him a partner, whilst Sergey Kalashnikov got good ratings he disliked several players and was upsetting my team, so Erwin Bauwens brought back in to stablize the side with his experience, my other options were rookie defenders who have potential but cannot speak English yet, Italian Fabiano D'Angelo and Turk Resit Kaymak.

    On the wings injuries hit us hard on the Right Eduardo was in good form when he was fit which wasn't often, luckily my new signing German born Italian Alessandro Tufano proved to be a solid signing, whilst Academy prospect Mark Frost was given a couple of games and his goal in the FA Cup made him Nantwich's youngster goalscorer.

    On the Left things weren't exactly going much better as Dario missed the second half of the season due to injury, his understudy Glaucio did well until he too was taken out with an injury, this saw my latest Brazlian Wonderkid Luis Eduardo drafted in on the left I was also trying to get him retrained into a right winger but that didn't work.

    In the Centre of midfield I had other problems Playmaker Ricardo Sousa just lost it in the League picking up 17 bookies and 3 red cards in just 24 games - a Nantwich and Premier League record, covering him was promising English youngster Kyle Herbert who became a Wonderkid at just 17 and was even named in Englands European Championship side, he was also runner-up in English Young Player of the Year award, in the Box-to-Box role Jerome Muraccioli was in good form until injury took him out of the run-in, covering him was yhe highly rated Jordan Charles who had a poor season due to the fact that somehow he failed to score or gain a single assist.

    Upfront Antonio Costa didn't have the best of times and lost his place to Frank Schmidt who did well until his season was ended by injury and this gave Brazilian Andrezinho a chance to impress.

    In the Deep Lying Role Inaki Zelaia played well but struggled to score and more is expected from him, covering him was another English Wonderkid Ryan Reeves who had a good season and even finished as my top scorer, though the pressure did get to him some times but he's still young, behind him was Serbian Igor Pejic who did well but he seems to have upset several players so his days maybe numbered.

    Bext XI - players are actually in the correct positions for a change.

    Overall XI - see's Kalashnikov, Thomas and Zelaia all make the side with Schmidt on the bench, whilst Stephen Brogan with his four seasons in League Two is somehow still in the team as is Icon Magnus Eikrem.

    Overview - Ryan Reeves ends up top scorer, whilst collecting 103 Yellow Cards this season is unacceptable.

    Finances - Player sales are the only thing keeping me afloat.

    So we need to do a lot better next season, the problem is I just cannot afford to bring in World Class players and I need to hope my youngsters develop - What I need are a quality centre-back and a creative midfielder however only a few World Class players are interested in signing for me, who are expensive and are on silly wages, even average players are on silly wages (Centre-Back Potter I sold last season for £5m has just joined Newcastle for £16m and is now on £125K a week and he didn't even have a good season)

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    2010/11        Blue Square North         1st              Promoted - Champions
    2011/12        Blue Square Premier       3rd              Promoted - Play-offs
    2012/13        League Two                8th
    2013/14        League Two                11th
    2014/15        League Two                15th
    2015/16        League Two                3rd              Promoted
    2016/17        League One                1st              Promoted - Champions
    2017/18        Championship              15th
    2018/19        Championship              3rd              Promoted - Play-offs
    2019/20        Premier League            20th             Relegated
    2020/21        Championship              9th
    2021/22        Championship              1st             Promoted - Champions
    2022/23        Premier League            9th             
    2023/24        Premier League            8th             League Cup Winners
    2024/25        Premier League            2nd             League Cup & FA Cup Winners
    2025/26        Premier League            1st             Champions League Runners-up
    2026/27        Premier League            1st             FA Cup Runners-up
    2027/28        Premier League            3rd             FA Cup Winners

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    Well this is typical in the last minute of my opening League Game a bitter WBA side hack down my Winger Dario who will now be out for 4 weeks

    On the plus side this guy Richie Jenkins came through my Academy this season, getting a player like him each season would solve some of my problems

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    Oxford City - Season 2019/20 - Coca Cola Championship

    Pre-Season, and all the hopes and expectations therein

    Dominated at Platense and Swindon with Karakas, Kroonstrom and Reynaldo scoring in both games, so perhaps their goalscoring form of previous seasons was no fluke. Fellow CCC team Birmingham never looked like losing as they cruised to a 2-0 win, and a narrow win and draw respectively against Accrington and Rotherham proved a disappointing end.

    Transfers

    Cashed in on Parker, Enoh, Elokobi and Ruiz because for the most part they were too old, or I just felt the opportunity cost of losing their squad player status was less than the money received. Baptiste and Hess were signed as promising centre backs; Celebi and Hoilett would battle it out for the right wing position and I was delighted to re-introduce former loan signing Goncalves, but strictly on a squad player basis. Creaney, Leon and Whitehead were signed on loan to cover any defensive injury problems, and it was a similar story for Ian Harrop as goalkeeper. Garcia Garcia was signed on a free partly out of desperation and partly because of his amazing name, but he turned out to be top drawer.

    The Season!

    Once again we were presented with a tough opening game at home, and once again we managed a narrow 1-0 win, Crossan coming off the bench for a late winner. Peterborough away was disappointing, losing 1-0 and never really looking much of a threat, but that was incomparable to our next game at home to Newcastle. Leading 1-0 and then 3-2 with 8 minutes left, we inexplicably allowed Gary Hooper to grab a late brace and all 3 points for Newcastle. I thought the game would drain my players, both physically and mentally, but following this they just...didn't lose.

    Derby were vanquished at Pride Park but we required a sending off and late goals from Reynaldo and Karakas, and an impressive David Hoilett's first goal of the season earned us a draw at home to Norwich, a lower half team that were very difficult to beat. It was a different story at traditional fliers Middlesborough, but a strong comeback from 2-0 down (not our first at the Riverside) got us the same number of points. A third consecutive draw followed suit at Watford, Reynaldo adding to his already impressive tally. An impressive win at home to Cardiff was backed by an even better first away win at Wigan, Karakas scoring vital goals in both games. A brief hiccup at home to Crystal Palace which required a last minute penalty from Kroonstrom to get us out of trouble proved to be the exception as Bristol City were vanquished two nil in their own backyard, Karakas and Reynaldo once again blossoming in their attacking roles.

    A 4-1 home win against a well-drilled Huddersfield was memorable itself, but Karakas equalled our goalscoring record in a game (joint held by Shaum Cummings who plundered 4 against Corby in the BSP), each goal another slice of brilliance. Another great home win against Brighton preceded two solid draws at Leeds and Southampton. Ivan Boledo's 21st minute wonder strike for Southampton proved to be the last time we would concede in a while - my back four of Garcia Garcia, Lemos, Jones and Vacca looked extremely resolute while John-Joe O'Toole worked tirelessly in front of them. Here is the sequence of results in that fine run:

    0-0 Stoke (H)
    1-0 Swansea (H) - very difficult side to break down
    1-0 Doncaster (A) - two in two for Karakas
    2-0 Blackburn (H) - massive result, 3 in 3 for Karakas
    0-0 Sheff Utd (A)
    0-0 Bolton (H) - would win the league by a country mile

    ...normal service was then resumed at Milwall, where goals from Reynaldo and Karakas (again!) secured us a 2-2 draw at Millwall. Away wins were fine and everything, but we needed to convert them to wins if we had any hope of catching the runaway train at the top of the division called Bolton Wanderers.

    I felt a draw at play-off contenders Birmingham was fine, but a 1-1 draw at home to Peterborough where we were bailed out by a Jacopo Barile special was a bit more disappointing. Our reunion at St. James' Park with Newcastle proved to be one of the best turnarounds I've ever seen; we absolutely dominated and deserved to win by more than 3 goals to nil; Reynaldo and Karakas were unplayable that night. Wedderburn scored his token goal in the next game, a 2-0 win that completed an impressive double against Derby.

    In our next game, our squad was ravaged by injury but we still managed to-NO! We actually lost a game! 4 points from Middlesborough and Huddersfield suggested a return to form, but we then went into a mini-slump, 6 games yielding 4 points and 4 1-0 defeats - our attack was losing its venom. I thought the turnaround against Newcastle was remarkable, but nothing prepared me for the events at home to Leeds. We dropped our early lead quickly, but were strolling 3-1 at half time. Leeds brought the scores level with 4 minutes to go, only for talismanic winger David Hoilett to score the winner in the last minute and spark dramatic celebrations. Crossan's late winner at Swansea helped to consolidate our strong play-off position, but I still felt we should have been in the automatic places.

    Disappointing outings against Stoke and Doncaster and our total against those disappointing relegation sides was a measly 1. Despite a 4-1 win at home to Southampton, the scoreline always flattered and an injury-plagued run (only 4 of my first choice XI available at one point) of two draws in which Mike Barker made some stunning saves and a loss saw us desperately scrambling to fight for the final play-off place. Probably not the best time to play away at already promoted Bolton, then. Bolton took an early lead through Michael Potts, but we levelled 5 minutes later with Kroonstrom's cool finish. The game turned extremely tense until Ander Blanco popped up like a phantom on the rebound of a blocked Karakas shot and we rode the storm of Bolton pressure in the second half to secure a memorable win, and make sure we went into the final round of fixtures knowing all we had to do was match Newcastle's result as we were level on points with a superior goal difference. We did this, as Newcastle were held at Stoke we had the game wrapped up at half-time, hammering Milwall 3-1 and make the final play-off spot ours.

    Peterborough were to be our first barrier in the way to unprecedented Championship football, and I could scarcely believe it was the same team that had done the double over us - Blanco and Hoilett tormented them all game and we should have won by more than 2-0. The second leg was extremely tense as Peterborough had their three required goals...disallowed. We held firm and our route to the final was secured, amidst considerable controversy. Bristol City were my favoured opponents and so I was happy they vanquished Leeds. However, the fact that Garcia Garcia and Lemos' yellow cards meant that they would miss out on the play-off final I was less than happy about. I was doubly miserable when I realised Lemos would have to be replaced by David Baptiste, making his DEBUT FOR THE CLUB at 19 years of age. I had nothing to worry about. He was flawless. The first half was very unsettled, neither team finding a rhythm until BANG! Just before the half-time whistle was about to blow, Kroonstrom picked up the ball 25 yards from goal and showed his considerable shooting prowess to absolutely nail one. The second half was a similar affair, Bristol clearly reeling from the loss of the influential Sissoko to injury after 9 minutes. Hoilett secured the win and the promotion on 72 minutes when he picked up Baptiste's flick from a long throw to slot in a the near post and seal a magnificent 2-0 win at Wembley.

    Final League Table

    Sneaked it.

    Positions Graph

    Looking at this, it's easy to see why I was disappointed we didn't wrap up promotion earlier.

    Stats

    Solid stuff from Garcia Garcia and Barker in particular.

    Squad (End Of Season)

    A bit of trimming to do in order to prepare for the Prem.

    -------Forgot to get a screenie for my finances, I do apologise--------

    League Cup

    Sander Kroonstrom struck two wonderful long range strikes to cover a disappointing team performance at Gillingham, and Accrington were just awful. We gave Tottenham a good go but their class told in the end.

    FA Cup

    Non-league AFC Wimbledon ran us very close as we narrowly won the replay 1-0, in which they had more than a few chances to win it. We lost a two goal advantage against Crystal Palace but edged the replay; and we put in one our most impressive cup performances against Man Utd at Old Trafford, a very different scenario to our schooling at Chelsea the other season.

    Key Players

    Ander Blanco

    Prodigal son, returning for his second loan spell and showing us what we'd missed down the left wing - with him and Hoilett running the lines we looked more potent as an attacking force than ever.

    Marco Vacca

    Getting steadily better every season, which is amazing considering he was my 4th choice RB in League 1 at one point.

    Oguzhan Karakas

    The stats speak for themselves. An irreplacable player for us at CCC level. No team has really got to grips with him so far.

    Reynaldo

    ...and here's the reason why. A superb partnership, with Reynaldo showing unbelievable class in 'the hole'. Has the ideal stats for the position, I got very lucky with this signing indeed.

    David Hoilett

    Signed as one of four potential starters on the right wing, I chanced him in the first game and never looked back. Useful as an experienced player in a young squad, he crossed well, had a nice finish, and dribbled even better. I believe he's one of the few players who can really make a difference next season.

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    Season    League                   Position       Achievements
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    2010/11   Blue Square North            2nd         Promoted via play-offs
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier          11th           -
    2012/13   Blue Square Premier          3rd         Promoted via play-offs
    2013/14   Coca Cola League 2           7th         Promoted via play-offs
    2014/15   Coca Cola League 1           16th           -
    2015/16   Coca Cola League 1           2nd         Promoted
    2016/17   Coca Cola Championship       13th           -
    2017/18   Coca Cola Championship       13th           -
    2018/19   Coca Cola Championship       11th           -
    Next Season
    I don't know. This is the first time I've been promoted to the English Premiership on FM, so apart from staying up I have literally no idea how I need to organise finances, staff etc. Should be fun!

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    I can see Tooting & Mitchams ground from my bedroom window. lol

    Does anyone have a save with FC United on 10.3 at the start they want to share?
    Last edited by i3rooker; 14-05-2010 at 21:36.

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    Season has started well. P5-W3-D1-L1

    Managed to bring in some good players too.

    Also, had money injection, incredible transfer budget, not too sure why. :S

    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/k...yInjection.png
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    Great season Beerish the tv revenue you get should be suffice for your finances unless you go wild with siginigs so I wouldn't worry about that. Also, you can only register 25 players for the league anyway so you shouldn't need to do much in the way of your squad by the looks of it.

    Oh and good luck i3rooker

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    Ive seen the oddest thing this season. I'm in 2037 and Ossett Town have been promoted for the first time to BSN, i noticed they have secure finances and turned pro 2 years ago, all this without any apparent chairman change.
    Anyone else seen a lower league team turn pro, previously i'd only seen teams turn pro in the BSP or above?

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    I'm going for a total tactical revamp. I'm seriously limited by this narrow 4132, basically a DM and 3CM's. I going for a traditional 442, I'll probably concede more, but I just hope I can stay in the premiership another season with the change and build for the future.

  83. #7683

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    The Premier League table is looking a little interesting 13 games in: http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/716...2010222810.jpg

    Liverpool have just sacked Owen Coyle (who was Bolton boss until 2026) and have now hird ex-England manager Matt Hill (who was a youth coach at Porto and Man City after resigning from England).

    Man Utd have just sacked Alan Pardew who had spent £120m on new players since his appointment in May, and replaced him with Guillermo Ochoa who lasted six months at Fulham before being fired.

    Arsenal are still managed by Deschamps who took over in 2025 from Alan Shearer (who then became England manager and won Euro2028) though I doubt he'll be their for much longer unless things improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaffa View Post
    I'm going for a total tactical revamp. I'm seriously limited by this narrow 4132, basically a DM and 3CM's. I going for a traditional 442, I'll probably concede more, but I just hope I can stay in the premiership another season with the change and build for the future.
    I know how you feel my 4-1-3-2 formation made us solid defensively but didn't give us enough upfront, the change to 4-4-2 made us more attacking but the loss of the DM left us exposed a lot more, it doesn't help that only one of my centre midfielders is attack minded (I previously retrained my wingers into attacking playmakers).

    Though at the moment I've started to switch back to 4-1-3-2 as quite a few teams are now playing a flat back 5 against me which counters my wingers from 4-4-2 but cannot cope with the packed midfield from my 4-1-3-2.

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    The main issue the tactical change throws up for me is the fact I dont actually have any wingers in my squad. I've got to acquire 2 and backups all in 1 summer.

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    Tooting and Mitcham season review

    season one 2010/11

    League Table-<a href="http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q...quareSouth.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...quareSouth.png" border="0" alt="table"></a>
    Posistion Graph-<a href="http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q...areSouth-2.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...areSouth-2.png" border="0" alt="chart"></a>

    Pre-season was the usual trail and error sigings (tried to get jabuti but was already signed up by some team in italy ) got the usual supects in from rangers and celtic, and got rid of most the the starting squad.
    Season started well, and we only once dropped out of the top 3 all season, but round about November/December time we were dropping to many points by drawing games, so I brought in a couple of midfileders that were on my shortlist that had turned me down in the summer, these 3 signings allowed us to push on a really go for the tittle, with 5 games to go we were 2 points off top placed Bishops storford and played them at home next. In a tight game we took the lead early in thr second half and looked good for the win, however a slip by my RB let them in for a late goal and a 1-1 draw, when I drew my next game 0-0 I thought the tittle was gone but storford lost at the same time so that left me a point behind with 3 to play, we beat grays next while storford drew putting us a point clear with 2 to play, with our goal differnce a win and a draw would see us promoted, we cruised past bottom placed (and already relegatted) Merthyr 4-0 while Storfod lost again, meaning we were up as CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!

    FA CUP-went out at the first time of asking to Dorchester

    FA TROPHY-went out at the first time of asking to Braintree


    AIMS FOR NEXT SEASON
    Think this squad is good enough to finish mid-table with a few extra signings so that is the main aim, along with cup progress
    Last edited by darren1983; 16-05-2010 at 12:35.

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    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2056/57

    Last year was great for us as we raked in the trophies, this year I was hoping to add the Champions League to the list.

    League Table
    League Positions Graph

    I really thought we had lost it as Liverpool looked like champions. We spent most of the season chasing them, then started dropping points once we had caught them. We went into the final game two points ahead but managed to lose to Man City 1-0, amazing Liverpool were held 1-1 by Palace which handed us an unlikely title.

    Community Shield - we had a lot of players missing at the Olympics, but this was still a shock.

    Carling Cup - a huge shock as we fell at the first hurdle.

    FA Cup - we were looking good until this shocking result.

    UEFA Champions League - the group stage was tough as we settled for second place again. We managed to beat Liverpool an penalties but then lost in the semi final to a single goal against Porto.

    Squad - perhaps the average age is a little bit low but it felt like a struggle this year.

    Transfers - I had got a bit carried away and with the club in debt I needed to make a profit, which came from the sale of my right back.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Sebastiano Costacurta - our top scorer, but I want him to be scoring 20+

    Paul Moran - the reason Costacurta only scored 17, as they share the goals between them.

    Hasan Aydin - great stuff again from the classy winger.

    Marcio - what a player to have on the bench.

    Maximilian Reinhardt - the reason I sold my first choice right back.

    Career Overview
    Code:
    Season    League                   Position    Achievements
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    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
    2031/32   Barclays Premier League  3rd         Club World Cup winners
    2032/33   Barclays Premier League  2nd         FA and Carling Cup winners
    2033/34   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CL and Carling Cup winners
    2034/35   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CWC FA and Carling Cup winners
    2035/36   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2036/37   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2037/38   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Champions League winners
    2038/39   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2039/40   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2040/41   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Carling Cup winners, Champions league finalists
    2041/42   Barclays Premier League  3rd         FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2042/43   Barclays Premier League  5th         Club World Cup winners
    2043/44   Barclays Premier League  2nd         Carling Cup and Europa League winners
    2044/45   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners and Carling Cup finalists
    2045/46   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and FA Cup winners, Champions League finalists
    2046/47   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2047/48   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Champions League winners
    2048/49   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CL, CWC, and FA Cup winners
    2049/50   Barclays Premier League  2nd         Club World Cup winners
    2050/51   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners, FA Cup and CL finalists
    2051/52   Barclays Premier League  4th    
    2052/53   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners, FA Cup finalists
    2053/54   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners
    2054/55   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Champions League winners
    2055/56   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2056/57   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners
    Next Season

    It was a shame to take a step backwards, but in reality we were lucky to win the league. Next season we will need to improve, which might mean I need to stretch the finances a bit more to bring in a new player or two.

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    Methyr Tydfil 2036/37 Premiership

    Table

    Positions


    FA Cup - Winners
    League Cup - Qtr Final
    CL - Qtr Final

    Yet again a season of just not being good enough, i have a core of 6 players in the late 20's early 30's and then the rest of my squad are 18-22, it seems to be not enough experience.
    In the league i lost a few games at the start due to woeful defending and never made it up, Man City lost a lot at the end when the title was won to make it look closer.
    In the CL i was in an easy group of Valancia, Shaktar and CSKA(Sofia) but needed a draw in the last game to qualify. I battled to get past Salzberg before losing 1-0 on agg to Porto for the second year running.
    The reserves lost out to Tottenham on penalties in the league Cup.
    The FA cup was won again when i only faced 1 prem team in Cardiff up till the final and then beat premiership Birmingham 2-1 in the final.
    I finally moved into the new 33339 seat Merthyr Stadium and got a full house nearly all year, in fact the board announced a further 8368 seats would be added at the end of the year along with needed improvements to the training and youth facilities.

    Transfers 1 2

    A number of promising youngsters came in from spain and brazil. Most of trading was outwards with my record signing Franks being sold on after only a year where in 31 apps he averaged only 6.36. I sold youth product Williams and Fransicso on to Man U as the offers were too good to turn down. Aurelio and San Martin were sold on due to the large munber of strikers i posess. I decided Mohammed wasn't going to get any playing time and sold him but then had to buy in another left back in Ruiz when injuries left me short.
    Tur was sold for 3 million a year after signing on a free.


    Squad

    Paulinho sufferd first with injury and then loss of form to leave Harris as my main goalie this year.
    Franks appalling form meant he was dropped in oct and sold in jan. His spot was filled by Frohlich and Ortega with ok results alongside Stojanovic.
    At full back Joyce continues to improve and Bartollini is solid.
    Nogueira was the main player at left midfield. At right midfield Aslan could have had an awesome season if not for injury. Williams filled in well as did Brkic who became a wonderkid.
    Robertson has become nearly worldclass in the centre and is now my best rated player. Tarantino shows signs of decline and Francisco had a poor season. Villalba did well at the end of the season.
    Up front Abraham and Sergio were almost ever present and are enjoying some of their best seasons. Maza showed promise when he played.

    Star player - considered selling him a few years ago but i think his creativity has increased leading him to be a better player, another great season.

    Also had this youth player come through, never seen a 16yo worth so much so i have high hopes for him.

    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
    2019/20   League 1                      15th        None
    2020/21   League 1                      14th        None
    2021/22   League 1                      1st         JPT Winners,Champions
    2022/23   Championship                  16th        None
    2023/24   Championship                  8th         None
    2024/25   Championship                  10th        None
    2025/26   Championship                  6th         Playoff semi-finalists
    2026/27   Championship                  6th         Promoted via Playoffs
    2027/28   Premiership                   15th        None
    2028/29   Premiership                   14th        FA Cup Winners
    2029/30   Premiership                   12th        None
    2030/31   Premiership                   4th         None
    2031/32   Premiership                   1st         Premiership Winners
    2032/33   Premiership                   10th        CL Winners
    
    ----------------------------Challenge Complete--------------------------------------------
    
    2033/34   Premiership                   5th         FA Cup Winners
    2034/35   Premiership                   1st         Premiership Winners, Euro Cup Winners
    2035/36   Premiership                   2nd         League Cup Winners
    2036/37   Premiership                   2nd         FA Cup Winners

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    Oxford City - Season 2020/21 - Barclays Premiership NB: I forgot completely about my write-up after the season, so some information may be missing. Thank you.

    Pre-Season, and all the hopes and expectations therein

    Transfers

    I released several players at the start of the season because - with the possible exception of John Joe O'Toole, in hindsight - they were deficient in too many areas to cut it in the Premiership. O'Grady, Wedderburn and Celebi were sold in January to cash in - but only after I played Wedderburn who now has the proud record of playing in every league in England, from BSN/BSS to the Prem.

    Rasmussen and Bergsma were signed with half an eye to the future, whereas I hoped de Jong and Schmeichel would give us some more experience especially at the back where we've traditionally been vulnerable. Bolanos, Konstantinatou, D'Arcolangelo and Warren were all money down the drain, because they all contributed very little and we could only recoup 550k for Warren at the end of the season. Antonio, Ozturk and Pilar were probably the few signings to really justify their fees in their first season, and Bustamante was somewhat enigmatic - great stats, but a lousy player. McGeady and Kroos were two very handy experienced players I managed to snag on frees.

    The Season!

    Not for the first time, it was to be Burnley who gave me a tough welcome to life in a new league. Once again we were lucky to get the result, though this time it was simply a 1-1 draw with Ozturk scoring on his debut from the penalty spot. Our next game was against more claret and blue, but a 2-0 defeat at West Ham underlined the difficulty of our task in this division. Conceding a last minute equaliser at QPR showed how much we needed to keep focused for 90+ minutes, letting Ephraim free at the back post undermined hard graft and good goals from Hoilett and D'Arcengalo. A fine draw at home to a strong Chelsea side was helped by another Hoilett goal, and it looked as if our defensively minded tactics might just work.
    Not so. Our next three games were tough, against Villa, Everton and Man United; but losing all three without scoring was a bitter pill to swallow. The rot was stopped somewhat with a narrow 1-0 home win against West Brom, our first of the season, but it required some bizarre refeering to send off Albian's Conrath after 39 minutes. I wasn't expecting anything from Arsenal or Sunderland, and I didn't get anything, not even a goal. A televised away match at Bolton was vital to our chances, and even early in the season it felt like Brierley's late winner would dictate where we finished. It would have to be him, too, who failed to set the world alight at Oxford City on loan, but now scored against us for fun.

    After we went 2-0 down at home to Hull it looked like a 4th straight defeat was on the cards, but the lads rallied superbly to draw and could have won it late on. We broke our duck in style at Coventry, firing 3 past without reply where young defender Rene Bergsma looked more like the Dutch Destroyer I imagined him to be when I signed him, and not the nincompoop from the Netherlands that his early form made him look like. Portsmouth took advantage of a smash and grab at the Oxford City Stadium to take all 3 points, but we countered with two magnificent wins, at fellow relegation battlers Birmingham and at home to Liverpool, where we had the luxury of a missed penalty - Kroos and Ozturk scoring in both games. Ozturk's goalscoring was fine, but the problem was getting him into the team, as he continued to pick up niggly injuries. The good run stopped there, as Tottenham taught us a lesson at White Hart Lane to win 3-0.

    League leaders Man City eased to a 2-1 victory, before Wolves exposed our system to smash us 5-2. We put up a good fight but lost out 1-0 to Chelsea, and several near-misses were plunging us closer to the bottom of the table. 3-2 and 4-1 defeats to Burnley showed off the risks you take in using an attacking strategy in the Premiership, but we stopped the rot somewhat with a 2-2 draw at home to QPR...AND ANOTHER LAST MINUTE EQUALSIER FROM HOGAN %£"^&ING EPHRAIM. We responded magnificently to win 3-2 at Aston Villa, Kroos rolling back the years with a fine brace. Arsenal away proved to be a step too far and we succumbed to a 4-2 defeat. I thought a draw at home to Everton was a good result, but nothing could compare me for the next game:

    We beat Manchester United 4-1 at home. Despite losing Ellis Jones and Reynaldo to injury, and having Vacca sent off after 27 minutes, despite having alan quinn make his league debut, we stunned them, Kroos looking particularly lethal to grab another brace. Joao Lemos' late, late header shocked West Brom as we completed our first double, and we were out of the relegation zone for the first time in aaaaaaaages, even with a patched up back 4. Successive home 1-1 draws saw us slip back under, but only by goal difference...it was a 1-0 away defeat at Hull and only managing to draw against Coventry which cemented our position. Our worst defeat of the season came next, a 4-0 thrashing at Anfield, before we managed by some miracle to get a 1-1 draw at Portsmouth despite our woodwork being rattled 4 times.

    Our next game, with 34 games played, a point off safety and in the middle of an injury crisis was at home to the team directly above us and the relegation zone, Birmingham. We dominated the early stages but with only Lemos' header to show for it we were always vulnerable and so it wasn't too surprising Birmingham equalised and it ended 1-1. We never looked like beating Tottenham at home and with two games left - away at champions Man City and at home to a very useful Wolves side with 3 points to make up, matters looked bleak. BUT THEN-Jacopo Barile scores a screamer from nowhere to silence the Man City fans. It looked unbelievable, Birmingham were losing and we were seconds away fro-oh...they equalised and meant we went into the last game of the season needing to win and relying on other teams to lose. Never looked like happening as Wolves strolled to a 2-0 win. An agonising end to the season, but considering the luck I had in getting here, not too bad overall.

    Final League Table

    Without last minute equalisers and winners against us, we'd be home and hosed.

    Finances (End Of Season)

    If it wasn't for some stupid signings, this would be looking a lot more healthy and wouldn't put so much pressure on me for the next season.

    FA Cup

    Didn't care about it. A replay against Walsall was an annoyance, and my youth team pretty much rolled over for Palace.

    League Cup

    As above. The cups were very, very low in my list of priorities.

    Key Players

    Joao Lemos

    Solid season from the captain. Represented a full circle for him, as he'd been loaned to us from established Prem team Burnley and then released because he wasn't good enough.

    Marco Vacca

    A massive surprise, he was just immense all season. The most reliable defender, several international wingers came a cropper against him.

    Kasper Schmeichel

    In the early stages of the season, he pretty much WAS our team - our outfield was so awful, it was solely down to him that we managed to grab any kind of result.

    David Hoilett

    My personal player of the season, he continued his fine form despite several annoying international call-ups. Faded a bit towards the end of the season; I might have taken a punt extending his contract considering his age.

    Jacopo Barile

    I had to adapt him to an unnatural ball winning position, but he handled it with aplomb and scored some absolutely unbelievable long range goals - probably winning us a handful of points on their own.

    Code:
    Season    League                   Position       Achievements
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    2010/11   Blue Square North            2nd         Promoted via play-offs
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier          11th           -
    2012/13   Blue Square Premier          3rd         Promoted via play-offs
    2013/14   Coca Cola League 2           7th         Promoted via play-offs
    2014/15   Coca Cola League 1           16th           -
    2015/16   Coca Cola League 1           2nd         Promoted
    2016/17   Coca Cola Championship       13th           -
    2017/18   Coca Cola Championship       13th           -
    2018/19   Coca Cola Championship       11th           -
    2019/20   Coca Cola Championship       7th         Promoted via play-offs
    2020/21   Barclays Premiership        18th         Relegated
    Next Season
    Hard to tell. AI teams from the Premiership have tended to fare pretty well (even Birmingham, who went into administration) but this is my first ever relegation in any version of FM. Like my sojourn into the Premiership, it's entirely new territory.

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    We have finally beaten Arsenal's record of 14 League wins in a row that they set back in 2002.

    The record now stands at 15 games 27 years later

    Things are going a lot better this season after 22 games we are 13 points clear of Man City, though Man City have 3 games in hand and my striker Zelaia has 18 goals in 18 games so far.

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    I am still going with this. I just lost the bug for FM for a while but need to play a big session to go even further.

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    Merthyr Tydfll Season 1 2010/1 BSS - Promotion!!!

    Well, the season began with me stating we would become champions, unfortunately due to some decent cup runs, and a lot of replays, mid-season was horror, managing to secure 5th place only in the last game, with going up to that place only the game before.

    Table

    Transfers

    You'll notice the late signings and players sold. The latter were so to clear up budget for the two awesome midfielders: McGabe and Brittain, who not only helped me promote this year but will surely be part of my starting XI for years (Brittain is rate as Leading player for L1). The late signing was a GK to help me for the rest of the season, as all my good ones were injured.

    Also I'm well aware of the fact my Welsh team is full of Scots ;)

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    2010/11   Blue Square South        5th         Promotion through Play-offs!
    Last edited by Elnaith; 16-05-2010 at 22:46.

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    Canvey Island 2020/21 Report - EPL
    the new jekyll and hyde


    After two conecutive euro finishes, the media were starting to recognise our prescene in the league, expecting us to finish around the same again. The odds also suggested that we might be able to produce an outside chance of a title push.

    League - Positions -

    2 wins and 2 defeats out of the first 4 games were a clear indicator that we were to face no real consistency during this campaign. Any periods of unbeaten runs of 3+ were immediatley followed by winless runs of the same, with some bizzare results happening as a result including a 5-1 thrashing of Chelsea one game, follwed by a 3-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace the next, meaning that as soon as we looked like challenging for the top places, we fell back into the clutches of the ongoing mid-table squabble. Despite this, we were still in the running for a top 4 spot with 5 games to go; but 1 win in this last 5 proved to be our downfall, leaving us with another 6th placed finish.

    Cups
    FA Cup
    3rd rd - Stoke City 1-4 Canvey Island
    4th rd - Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Canvey Island
    5th rd - Canvey Island 3-2 Leeds United
    6th rd - Canvey Island 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
    Semi Final - Canvey Island 2-0 Everton (aet)
    Final - Chelsea 0-1 Canvey Island

    Finally we progress past the semis, though we had some luck getting there. Half-strength teams were just good enough to get to that far, then our counter-attacking abilities managed to win both games when we really shouldn't have. Another trophy for the cabinet though

    Carling Cup
    3rd rd - Nottingham Forest 1-1p Canvey Island (5-4 pens)
    4th rd - Canvey Island 1p-1 Sheffield United (5-4 pens)
    Quarter Final - Canvey Island 1-2 Chelsea

    Complete reserve teams in the first two games, where penalties really should'nt have been neccessary. Annoyingly dominated the Chelsea game without taking the chances.

    Euro Cup

    3rd quali rd leg 1 - Canvey Island 1-0 Genclerbirligi SK (TUR)
    3rd quali rd leg 2 - Genclerbirligi SK (TUR) 2-1 Canvey Island (agg 2-2; Canvey progress on away goals)
    4th quali rd leg 1 - Slovan Liberec (CZE) 0-4 Canvey Island
    4th quali rd leg 2 - Canvey Island 7-0 Slovan Liberec (CZE) (agg 11-0)

    An almighty scare in Turkey there, the Czechs were dealt with no problems at all.

    Matchday 1 - Canvey Island 4-2 AJ Auxerre (FRA)
    Matchday 2 - Metalist Kharkiv (UKR) 1-3 Canvey Island
    Matchday 3 - Canvey Island 1-3 Napoli (ITA)
    Mathcday 4 - Napoli (ITA) 1-1 Canvey Island
    Matchday 5 - AJ Auxerre (FRA) 1-2 Canvey Island
    Matchday 6 - Canvey Island 1-1 Metalist Kharkiv (UKR)

    Group C Final Table

    Slighlty dissapointing that I didn't win the final game which would have made us win the group, but qualification was our aim which we achieved.

    1st ko rd leg 1 - Canvey Island 0-0 Olympiakos SF Piraeus (GRE)
    1st ko rd leg 2 - Olympiakos SF Piraeus (GRE) 1-2 Canvey Island (agg 2-1)
    2nd ko rd leg 1 - Spartak Moscow (RUS) 2-1 Canvey Island
    2nd ko rd leg 2 - Canvey Island 1-1 Spartak Moscow (RUS) (agg 2-3)

    Slightly dissapointed as we didn't get a horror draw like we did last year. Abject peformance in Russia really should have been punished more than it was though.

    Squad (1)(2)(3)
    3 pages now So much for trimming the squad. Peacock did become the first academy player to gain a first team place though.

    Millward's Player Choice Award (basically who I think deserves our Player of the Season before the Fan's vote...)
    2010/11 - Luke Thurlbourne MC
    2011/12 - Chris Todd DC
    2012/13 - Scott Smith DL
    2013/14 - Dean Lodge AMR
    2014/15 - Dean Hammond MC
    2015/16 - Luciano Napoli ST
    2016/17 - Borja ST
    2017/18 - László Horváth MC
    2018/19 - Leonid Gerasimov GK
    2019/20 - Oscar Ustari GK
    2020/21 - Khouma Babacar ST (1)(2)

    Runner-up for pretty much every year he has been at the club before this year, if a runner-up prize existed, he continued being the top scorer for the club. His continental record over 2 years is 22 goals in 25 games, which isn't bad

    Transfers - Slighlty less than last season, still too much in hindsight. The CBs which were brought in never really settled, so gaining money on Djourou, Garay, Simunek and Bocchetti was ok. Piskunov would have been first choice in the team were it not for Veloso or Essien so Madrid's bid was impossible to say no to.

    Finances - Worrying in one word, despite the £90m in the bank. The wage costs, which grew another 50% when I wanted to decrease it, needs looking at immediatley.

    Confidence - Still seen as untouchable, but the squad harmony is getting almost too low to control now.

    History
    2010/11 - BSS: 3rd, defeat in playoff semi-finals
    2011/12 - BSS: 1st
    2012/13 - BSP: 1st
    2013/14 - CCL2: 1st
    2014/15 - CCL1: 7th
    2015/16 - CCL1: 1st
    2016/17 - CCC: 8th
    2017/18 - CCC: 1st
    2018/19 - EPL: 7th
    2019/20 - EPL: 6th, LC winners
    2020/21 - EPL: 6th, FA winners


    The Trophy Cabinet
    Blue Square South - 2011/12
    Blue Square Premier - 2012/13
    Coca-Cola League 2 - 2013/14
    Coca-Cola League 1 - 2015/16
    Coca-Cola Championship - 2017/18
    League Cup - 2019/20
    FA Cup - 2020/21

    Aims for next season: I think this squad can challenge for a top 4 place, though it may have to come at the cost of early exits in everything else so players don't get tired with the 50+ match season. As mentioned, cutting down on players and wages needs to happen soon as well.

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    My season update should be soon although I'm not sure whether I'm going to be happy with my season or not

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    Oxford City - Blue Square South - 2010/11

    This season we was predicted to finish second bottom in 21st but I knew that with the right signings we could be at the opposite side of the table

    League Table
    League Positions Graph

    We was always near the top end of the table never placing lower than 8th in the entire season. Our home form was extraordinary as we didn't lose in the league at home all season. We had a long period about a quarter of the the way through the season where we were dominating and I thought that we'd actually walk this league. I was obviously wrong. As it came to the end of the season with one game left we was one point behind Northwich in 1st place. Guess who I faced on the last day of the season... yes ironically it was Northwich and we couldn't cope with them. Their win mean't that they were deserving champions and we had to battle it out in the playoffs. In the semi... Workington.

    Playoff Semi Final Leg 1

    We came into this playoff two legged affair having won against Workington both home and away. I was therefore expecting to get to the playoff final one way or another. Away though it wasn't to be as a costly own goal by my keeper mean't Workington made the journey to Court Place Farm in front. We were only a goal behind though so I felt that we may be able to force it into extra time at our place

    Playoff Semi Final Leg 2

    Heartbreak for me and my team. Paul Robinson scored his 20th league goal of the season to become the leagues top goalscorer but it wasn't enough as on 75th minute Workington striker Lewis Perkins put us out of our misery. We'll have better next year I suppose.

    FA Cup - We managed to overcome the lower league truro (although how we managed to concede two goals I don't know) but Basingstoke took us out of the competition in a game I think we should have realistically should have won.

    FA Trophy - A quick exit from this competition as Stafford overcomes us in one of our few home losses.

    Transfers - I got rid of a lot of players that would probably get us nowhere on frees. I replaced them with youngsters that I think have potential to do well in the Blue Square Premier.

    Squad - This squad should be challenging for the title next year but I want to easily become champions so I'll still look to be bringing new players in in the upcoming transfer window


    Best Player Profile:


    Craig Mcshea
    This little gem that I found is probably my best player this season. He had a good scoring record and got 9 MOM's.



    Career Overview
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    Season    League                   Position    Achievements
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    2010/11   Blue Square North          2nd       playoffs semi finalists
    Next Season

    Lets hope for the title next year !!!


    Please note this layout was taken from dafuge as I'm too lazy to create my own
    Last edited by Alegeeter; 17-05-2010 at 18:45.

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    Solid season there If you can get into the playoffs in your first season, I can't see any reason why you won't challenge for the title next year

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    Midgetram, not sure why you are worried about your finances, i think 90 million is more than i've ever had. Mind you i have shareholders who trousered £15 million last season to leave me with an overall loss for the season.
    As for wage costs they increase every year as players ask for more, only way to get it down in the prem is to sell off half your squad. You look like you can maybe challenge for the top 4 soon, but i can't understand your reluctance to spend money on buying players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    Midgetram, not sure why you are worried about your finances, i think 90 million is more than i've ever had. Mind you i have shareholders who trousered £15 million last season to leave me with an overall loss for the season.
    As for wage costs they increase every year as players ask for more, only way to get it down in the prem is to sell off half your squad. You look like you can maybe challenge for the top 4 soon, but i can't understand your reluctance to spend money on buying players.
    Shareholders only took out £12m in the summer, so that isn't too bad I suppose. I've have sold quite a few of my squad like I said I would try to, with Inter being very generous about Balotelli, but it's just that I like having complete control of my finances thats all.

    About the free transfers; on previous FM games I have a poor record when I spend high transfer fees so I try and limit how much I spend. Also, now that I have a youth academy, I'm trying to get more club-HG players in my squad as well, so there's no need to spend money on other players.

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    Midgetram that is what you call turning a profit on a player. Get him on a free then sell him back to the club he left for £28 mill

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    This is rather weird my chairman keeps on offering me Romania feeder clubs even though I already have Rapid Buc. plus a Belgian and a Bulgarian Work Permit Feeder clubs.

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