This is the first time that I have done a Career post / story so please bare with me. This is going to be a Journeyman career. This is something that is exciting me and looking at others post their careers made me want to do this. I have one objective and that is to be as sucsessful a manager as the great Brian Clough or even Sir Alex.
I am using version 10.1.0. Data is unedited
Loaded are the following leagues
England down to Blue Square North and South
Ireland down to First division
Scotland down to Third division
Italy down to Serie B
Spain down to LIGA adelante
I will be starting unemployed with a reputation of Sunday League Footballer. I will also aim to follow the LLM rules.
I will be posting screenshots during updates that I will do at least twice a season.
So the career begins.....
The 30 year old English manager starts job hunting and suddenly October 2009 Mark Simpson is fired by Bishop's Stortford and they take a risk on the inexperienced English man. The deal that Page has signed will take him June 2012 on a reported wage of £425 per week.
Brief History of the club
Bishop's Stortford F.C. is a football club based in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, currently members of the Conference South (since 2004).
They were established in 1874 and were the last winners of the FA Amateur Cup in 1974. In 1981 they were the first team outside the top level of non-league football to win the FA Trophy. They managed to reach the 3rd Round of the FA Cup in the 1982-83 season. In 1999 the club played Chertsey Town in what was the last Association Football League match to be played in the 20th century in England.
The club gained promotion from the Isthmian League First Division in 2002. The club finished high enough in the Premier Division to become founder members of the new Conference South in 2004. In 2006-07 season the club missed out on promotion to the Conference National when they lost in the play-offs. They are regarded as a good family club.
English FA Trophy Winners - 1981
English Isthmian League Premier Division Third Place - 1974
English Isthmian League First Division Winner - 1981, 1994
English Isthmian League First Division Runners up - 2002
Bishop's Stortford October 2009 -
On arrival the club are sitting 21st in the league with the board expecting a respectable league position but they have said that they will not judge me on this.
The club were already out of the FA Cup in the 4th Qual. Round.
The club were in the FA Trophy 3rd Qual. Round and a fixture home to Bath awaits.
On arrival and knowing that I have not managed in these kind of leagues before I will be happy to use this season to settle into the job and understand how things work in the lower leagues. So my goal and target is to make sure that the team avoid relegation. Looking at the squad I am quite happy at what I see and there are two names that stand out in the squad that actually quite excite me. Charlie Sheringham and Roy Essandoh.
Both of these players give me hope that with these strikers I will get some goals.
The board have provided:
Transfer fund - £0
Wage fund - £91 over budget.
So there is not much to play with. I will provide a further update on January 1st and any comments that anyone wants to make are welcome.
Code:Season Club League Final Lg Poss. Acheivements 09/10 Bishop's Stortford BSS 19 - 10/11 Bishop's Stortford BSS 4* Play-Off winners and promoted 11/12 Bishop's Stortford BSP 16 FA Trophy Winners 12/13 Bishop's Stortford BSP - Nov '12 - Left to join Carlisle United 12/13 Carlisle United LG2 22 - 13/14 Carlisle United LG2 19 - 14/15 Carlisle United LG2 - Sept '14 - Resigned as manager. 14/15 Scunthorpe United LG1 13 Joined September 2014 15/16 Scunthorpe United LG1 9 - 16/17 QPR LG1 2 Promoted to Championship 17/18 QPR CCC 5 Promoted to Premier League via Play Offs 18/19 QPR EPL 12 Qualified for Europe through Fair play. 19/20 QPR EPL 13 - 20/21 QPR EPL 3 (When left) Left to join Fiorentina Nov 2020 20/21 Fiorentina SA 17 - 21/22 Fiorentina SA 10 - 22/23 Fiorentina SA 1 Italian Champions (Serie A) 23/24 Fiorentina SA 5 (When left) Left to join Man United 23/24 Man Utd EPL 4 - 24/25 Man Utd EPL 2 League Cup Winners 25/26 Man Utd EPL 1 EPL Champions, FA Cup Winners, League Cup Winners 26/27 Man Utd EPL 1 EPL Champions, Champions Cup, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield Winners 27/28 Man Utd EPL 1 EPL Champions, Champions, FA and League Cup, Euro Super Cup, World club champions, Community Shield 28/29 Man Utd EPL 1 EPL Champions, League Cup, World Club champions, Community Shield 29/30 At. Madrid LaLiga 8 (When Left) Resigned 29/30 Liverpool EPL 5 Joined November 30/31 Liverpool EPL 8 Euro Cup winner *Deducted 10 points for going into recievershipCode:Trophy Cabinet Club European Champions Cup 2027, 2028 Euro Cup (Europa league) 2030 Premier League 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029 Seria A 2023 FA Cup 2026, 2027, 2028 League Cup 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029 Community Shield 2026, 2027, 2028 European Super Cup 2027 Club World Champions 2027. 2028 FA Trophy 2012 International 2025 Confederation Cup England 2029 Confederation Cup England 2026 World Cup England 2030 World Cup England