Great form in August, are you starting to believe yet? Hehe
League: Kenty 1-1 Tord
The biggest game of the season, it will essentially be the decider to see who will go up. We couldn't have got off to a worse start as Gustavsson saw red for a vicious foul after just 15 mins. As if the task wasn't big enough we now had to last 75 mins with 10 men. However the game took another twist when Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) gave us the lead in the 21st min. We hung on to this lead for 50 mins before a massive keeper error allowed Kenty to tap into an empty net for an equaliser. The last 20 mins were nerve racking but we hung onto the draw which is good enough, we just wanted to avoid defeat.
League: Tord 1-1 FC Gute
We dominated the 1st half but failed to make our chances count which in the end we would come to regret. Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) gave us the lead in the 52nd min but that was cancelled out 17 mins later. Luckily Kenty drew as well which meant we maintained our 2 point lead at the top going into the final day.
League: VMA IK 1-2 Tord
A win would see us promoted no matter what, a draw would be enough if Kenty draw or lose and if we lose we have to hope Kenty draw or lose. We started off really well and got our reward when Heinonen was fouled in the box in the 33rd min to get us a penalty which he stepped upto slot home. The half time whistle went and literally 10s of supporters were on their phones to find out the Kenty score where weirdly enough they were also 1-0 up from a penalty in the 33rd min. Disaster struck in the 75th min when Stefan Nilsson inadvertently put the ball into his own net to level up the scores, at this point Kenty were 3-1 up so it was a must win game. So is there a more fitting way of getting the win than Johan Bystrom (YP2) scoring the winner in the 85th min to secure promotion.
Promotion!!!! Great stuff!
End of Season Report: IK Tord Swedish Second Division East Gotaland, 2013
League Table, League Graph
A fantastic season, we were consistently good but our run in was the highlight of the season. We went the whole 2nd half of the season unbeaten (7 wins 4 draws) which included a 5-1 thrashing of Motala AIF at home.
This was the season where we won our 1st Swedish Cup match as well. We comfortably beat Nike 3-1 away before only just losing out to Vimmerby in the 1st Round.
Player/s of the Season
Johan Bystrom (YP2) - See Youth Players Section
Viktor Gustavsson - Had a great season with us except for 1 blip against Kenty in the 3rd last game which could have cost us the title
Tony Thoren (YP5) - See Youth Players Section
Anton Alvefelt (YP1) - A pretty average season but will definately need to up his game next season as a few times this season he proved to be a liability.
Johan Bystrom (YP2) - Another great season from Tord's most prolific striker, 10 in 24 this season but also is starting to rack up the assists.
Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) - Admittedly he isn't getting too many opportunities but he hasn't taken the chances he has been given. May have to let him go due to other strikers overtaking him in the rankings.
Thomas Jonsson (YP4) - Was incredibly unlucky, didn't play at all this season due to picking up a serious viral infection in October last year ruling him out for 10-11 months.
Tony Thoren (YP5) - Not as good as last season but still one of the best players in the squad, played a big part in us conceding just 1 game.
Filip Linder (YP6) - A reasonably season, has made a few Robert Green-esque mistakes but also pulls off moments of brilliance, quite frustrating to watch really.
Niklas Andersson (YP7) - May challenge Linder for the number 1 spot next season, played alright nothing special.
Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) - After an awful season last season this one was much better. 7 goals in 17 is a decent return. Will be looking to improve on that next season though.
Christer Lindahl (YP9) - Was reasonably reliable when called upon but still a lot of room for improvement.
Fredrik Lundgren (YP10) - His performances were hindered by mostly starting on the bench but despite this I thought he played well.
Calle Ewald (YP11) - Not rated by my assistant at all but I think he could become dangerous due to his pace. Didn't have much of chance to show that this season but next season he will.
Fredrik Bjork (YP12) - Considering last years youth players looked like duds Bjork did rather well, scoring 7 in 18 with 13 of the 18 appearances coming from off the bench. Now rated as having the potential to be better than Johan Bystrom (YP2) .
Takeover is on the horizon, it happened fairly quickly but of course I got no new investment from it so it quickly lost my interest.
Finances - You can see I am not in debt any more due to a £193,000 "investment" I don't know who invested it, the new chairman? or is it something to do with getting promoted. I immediately took the opportunity to harrass the board about improving the youth facilities but they are still claiming lack of funds
Code:Season--------------League---------------Position-------------Swedish Cup--------------Euro Cup-------------Champions League---- 2010 Second Division EG 10th N/A N/A N/A 2011 Second Division EG 4th N/A N/A N/A 2012 Second Division EG 3rd Prelim Rnd N/A N/A 2013 Second Division EG 1st 1st Rnd N/A N/A
Well done pal, great to get promoted after only 4 seasons.
This solves the problem of the random £190k. At first it looked like a good thing but now it turns out the board have just ruined me even more.
The loan is £190k where I have to pay back £6.75k/month until October 2028 which by my reckoning (by reckoning I mean calculator) means I have to pay back £1,215,000. Surely that can't be right?
Awesome, congrats on the promotion! Now it all starts over again, one league higher
6.75k a month for 15 years for a 190k loan means ~72% interest if my quick and dirty calculation is correct.
Seems pretty steep
It's pretty annoying because for the next 15 years I will have to at least stay in this division where at the moment I think I am just about breaking even. If I get relegated then I am just going to lose even more money and the board will take out another loan to cover it etc.
Media Prediction: 14th
Promotion Odds: 100-1
Expectations: Attempt to avoid relegation
Wage Budget: £3,556 (£1,604)
Wage Bill: £1,270 (£1,617)
Ticket price: £10.80 (£6.50)
Season Ticket Holders: 108 (49)
Season Ticket Price: £103.00 (£51.60)
Key: This Season (Last Season)
Two more youth players coming into the 1st team squad but again it was scraping the barrel.
Stefan Nilsson (YP13) (DR, DC) - Report
Paul Johansson (YP14) (DM, MC) - Report
Tord 0-0 Motala AIF
Karlstad BK 0-4 Tord
Vaxjo BK 1-2 Tord
Swedish Cup Preliminary Round: Kenty 2-3 Tord
An interesting match up in the cup as we take on Kenty who we beat to promotion last season. We took this opportunity to rub more salt into the wounds by knocking them out of the cup as well. Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) gave us the lead after 8 mins by collecting a cross from Andersson, turning his marker and firing close range into the net. However Kenty firstly equalised, then took the lead in the 27th min to turn the game around. But right on the stroke of half time Blixt's free kick found Svahn who put his free header into the back of the net. Svahn got the winner midway through the 2nd half when he was fed in perfectly by Fredrik Karlsson (YP8).
Swedish Cup 1st Round: Asmundtorp 0-0p Tord
A very disappointing performance, we really should be beating teams who are a division below us. There were a lack of good chances in this match which is why it ended up goaless after 2 hours of football. We got lucky in the shootout, scoring all our 5 while Asmundtorp missed 1 of theirs.
Swedish Cup 2nd Round: Tord 2-0 Boden
Much improved display against a fellow 3rd tier side. Johan Bystrom (YP2) gave us the lead in the 13th min thanks to another pin point cross by Andersson. Then just before half time Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) scored an excellent goal which all started off from an opposition corner. No more goals in the 2nd half but our 2 goal lead was good enough to send us through to the 3rd round.
League: Ytterby 1-2 Tord
A fantastic debut win in the division although it couldn't have been more undeserved. Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) rifled in a shot into the top corner after just 8 mins gone. We couldn't hold onto this lead though, on the hour mark Ytterby equalised. But in the 81st min Thomas Jonsson (YP4) dodged a tackle and shot from just outside the area into the bottom corner to give us a fantastic 2-1 win.
League: Qviding 1-2 Tord
Our great start continues, Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) again started strongly, Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) set him beyond the defence where he cooly slotted past the keeper. Things went from bad to worse for Qviding when they got a man sent off for a 2nd bookable offence in just the 22nd min. This allowed Johan Bystrom (YP2) to put us 2-0 up in the 64th min. Qviding got a goal back in the 80th min but couldn't get an equaliser.
Excellent start! Two away wins in a row is really quite something for a promoted team to achieve, keep it up
Great start! Especially having been just promoted (and not buying anybody)!
League: Tord 1-0 Ljungskile
Our 1st home match in the new league and overall a deserved win. Gustavsson heading home from a corner for the only goal of the game. The visitors never looked like getting anything from the game, failing to even get a shot on target.
League: Tord 2-0 Vimmerby
My 100th game in charge of Tord and the lads put in a special performance against 2nd place Vimmerby. Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) scored a great solo goal in the 40th min to put us 1-0 up after a very even 1st half of football. We had the better 2nd half but couldn't get that 2 goal cushion until the 6th min of injury time when Fredrik Bjork (YP12) tapped in Andersson's cross.
League: Hassleholm 2-0 Tord
Well it had to end some time, not only our great start to this league campaign but this loss marked the end of our 18 match unbeaten run in all comps which dates back to the 3-0 loss to FC Gute on the 26th June 2013. To be fair we were completely outplayed, I am surprised it's taken 5 league matches to find a team who have done this to us. We barely had a sniff at goal compared to Hassleholm who could have had 4 or 5 goals.
Swedish Cup 3rd Round: Tord 0-2 GIF Sundsvall
Gutted , I know they are a premiership side but we could have won this. Just before half time Johan Bystrom (YP2) took the ball round the keeper but then passed the ball wide of an empty net. They scored early in the 2nd half but again we had a chance to pull level, this time Svahm hitting the bar. The game was over when Tony Thoren (YP5) got himself sent off for a 2nd bookable offence. Sundsvall scored from the resulting free kick to make it 2-0 and to end our decent cup run.
League: Tord 0-1 Kristianstad
Still can't seem to stop the rot. The midweek cup hangover seems to have kicked in as we put in a dismal display again Kristianstad. They walked it and when they eventually got the winner in the 66th min we had no reply.
League: Husqvarna 1-1 Tord
Really should have won this, need to be taking these chances if we want to stay up. Despite conceding almost straight away we fought back well but to no avail. That is until Husqvarna got a man sent off in the 65th min, Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) then managed to put the penalty wide although he did make amends in the 77th min when he scored the equaliser.
your still doing well!! keep faith
great stuff HRB how are the finances looking so far this season?
We are making a small loss at the moment (around £6k) would be turning a profit if it wasn't for the damn loan
Your doing really well,keep it up! Whose your best prospect?
keep it up hrb your going good, Well presented too, Will be keeping an eye on this
League: Tord 0-1 Rosengard
Our poor form continues as we unluckily lost to Rosengard. They took their 2nd half chance to give them a vital 3 points in their relegation battle.
League: Varnamo 2-0 Tord
We held our own in the 1st half, didn't create too many chances but generally stopped them having any. However we fell apart after half time and conceded twice to resign us to our 6th game without a win.
League: Angelholm 3-1 Tord
Make that 7, I really thought we might be able to at least pick up a point against bottom of the table Angelholm. Angelholm took the lead in the 12th min but Fredrik Bjork (YP12) scored a fantastic 30 yard freekick. We lost concentration again though and conceded twice in the last 5 mins of the 1st half to effectively end the game. In the 2nd half Angelholm were content to sit back and we didn't have enough quality to break them down.
League: Tord 4-0 Vastra Frolanda
Well, well, well. What a reply to our 7 match run without a win, we go and thrash 2nd place Vastra Frolanda 4-0 with 4 2nd half goals. The 1st half was a bit of a no show but the 2nd half was the complete opposite. Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) beat the offside trap then keeper to give us the lead in the 50th min. Then Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) intercepted a pass, ran 80 yards of the pitch before crossing for Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) to head home. Stefan Nilsson (YP13) headed home from a Blixt free kick in the 74th min before Fredrik Bjork (YP12) rounded things off 2 mins later with a great finish into the top corner.
League: Tord 0-0 Lund
A pretty drab match but a point's a point. We were probably the worse team as well so it's nice to feel like we got away with something.
League: Torslanda 2-2 Tord
A great match for the neutrals but we will be disappointed we couldn't hold on for the win. Torslanda took the lead in the 28th min but that didn't last long as Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) showed his pace and strength to get away from his marker before finishing in the far post. 10 mins into the 2nd half a similar Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) run ended with him crossing the ball for Thomas Jonsson (YP4) to slot home. Unfortunately we conceded in the 77th min from a corner which seemingly went through the man on the post.
Only 1 game this month which I can only assume is due to the World Cup but I am not too sure.
League: Tord 0-0 Qviding
I was hoping my team would give me a birthday present but it wasn't to be, they could only muster up a bore draw. 1 shot on target in the whole match says it all although it has left the table looking rather tight at the bottom:
I've really enjoyed catching up with your progress, very excellent work! It makes me want to give it a go myself.
More updates naooowww
League: Tord 1-1 Ytterby
A story of 2 halves, they were the better team in the 1st and we were the better team in the 2nd. They scored in the 1st and we equalised in the 2nd. Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) got our goal with a good finish into the bottom corner.
League: Vimmerby 2-0 Tord
Didn't expect anything from this match as it was against league leaders Vimmerby. We didn't put up much of a fight and slumped to a 2-0 defeat.
League: Ljungskile 1-6 Tord
What a result!! Johan Bystrom (YP2) finally ended his 15 hour goal drought spread over 14 matches to put us into the lead at half time. Then things went crazy in the 2nd half, Johan Bystrom (YP2) got his 2nd of the match before Ljunskile pulled 1 back. Our 3rd came from Thomas Jonsson (YP4) after a cross from Bystrom (YP2). He then claimed his hat trick 2 mins later to silence his critics. Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) cut the ball back to Svahn to make it 5-1 before Karlsson (YP8) finally got himself on the scoresheet after tapping in Anton Alvefelt's cross.
League: Tord 3-0 Hassleholm
We seemed to take some of the confidence from our last performance into this one, Heinonen's placed shot in the 10th min gave us a great start. Then later in the 2nd half Christer Lindahl (YP9) scored his 1st ever goal when he slid home from a corner. The two newbies of the squad combined well for our 3rd, Paul Johansson (YP14) crossed the free kick right onto the head of Stefan Nilsson (YP13).
League: Kristianstad 0-0 Tord
Bit of a disappointment after the last 2 match goalfests but we will take the point against one of the better teams in the league especially as it was away from home.
League: Tord 0-1 Husqvarna
We were unlucky not to get anything from this match but our 2nd half performance cost us.
League: Rosengard 3-5 Tord
Another sudden goalfest, but it should have been 4 or 5-0 but for some defensive mistakes. Despite going down early on we managed to pull it back into a lead before half time. Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) made a fantastic run and crossed perfectly for Johan Bystrom (YP2) who fluffed it, luckily Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) was right behind him to tap into the empty net. Similar set up for our 2nd, Karlsson (YP8) crossed for Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) who took it in his stride before burying it into the top corner. Early in the 2nd half Damjanovic (YP3) completed his hat trick to make it 3-1. 2 mins later he added an assist to those 3 goals as he teed up Fredrik Karlsson (YP8). They pulled 1 back to make it 4-2 before their comeback was halted by a straight red and a penalty which Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) cooly put away. They did get another back a few mins later but we had way too many goals for them to come back from.
League: Tord 1-4 Angelholm
The goalfest continues but this time the wrong way round. Angelholm took the lead from the spot after just 2 mins but Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) drew us level 6 mins later. From then on it was all down hill, they retook the lead in the 14th min and just before half time Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) missed a penalty. They scored twice more in the 2nd half to condemn us to a big home defeat.
League: Vastra Frolunda 2-2 Tord
Twice we went behind and twice we drew level but we had the chances to win this one. Again we conceded an early goal but we equalised thanks mainly to a rather amusing keeper error which Johan Bystrom (YP2) took advantage of. Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) scored our 2nd equaliser from a tight angle. They had a man sent off in the 80th min but we failed to capitalise meaning it stayed 2-2.
League: Tord 1-0 Varnarmo
A pretty awful match which is perfectly summed up by our goal. Ball bobbling around in the box, and Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) managing to slot it home due to poor defending.
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Great stuff!! I loved the keeper mistake.
It seems like your most definitely not getting relegated this season.
I was worried about you with that 7-game winless streak, but looks like you're picking up the points in a nice consistent fashion now, keep it up
Wow, you're doing an amazing job. I'm surprised you didn't get dispirited at the start and just give it up, but it looks like your patience has paid off! Can't wait to see what you can do in the future.
League: Lund 3-1 Tord
Got off to a dreadful start, conceding within a minute as well as a 2nd in the 25th min. Svahn looked to rescue something from the match in the 50th min but that was soon ended when Lund scored a penalty a few mins later.
League: Tord 1-3 Torslanda
We were very unfortunate not to get anything from this match, at least it doesn't mean anything except for a few league positions. Again we conceded with less than a minute on the clock. This time we conceded another 2 before the half time whistle thankfully came. We came out stronger in the 2nd half Thomas Jonsson (YP4) scoring just 25 seconds after the restart. However a comeback never materialised.
You're doing amazingly so far, keep up the good work
I might start this myself, maybe in Iceland or as a Swedish team also, any other recommended countries apart from those two and England?
northern ireland would be no good as the lower teams dont have youth facilities so no youth players are produced. ireland would be difficult i'm in the 2018 season and have yet to see 1 decent youth player of mine manage to break even my back ups.
End of Season Report: IK Tord Swedish First Division South , 2014
League Table, League Graph
We had a great start which saw us top the table after 4 games but a winless run right after saw us freefall down the table to a couple of points off the relegation zone. We picked things up though and were getting just enough points to survive throughout the 2nd half of the season. Never actually were in the relegation zone which is a positive sign as it looks like we won't get improved youth facilities any time soon. A couple of results which stood out were the 6-1 away win against Ljungskile who ended bottom of the table and a 4-0 win against then 2nd place Vastra Frolunda. But the match of the season was the 5-3 win against Rosengard for sheer entertainment value.
We did reasonably well although we did get a lucky draw. We managed to beat Kenty 3-2 away in the preliminary round before managing a lacklustre 0-0 draw against another 4th tier side, we managed to scrape through on penalties. Our 1st tough test was against Boden of the First Division North but our home advantage allowed us to comfortably brush them aside. We finally went out to Premiership outfit GIF Sundsvall but we were very unlucky to do so.
Anton Alvefelt (YP1) - Another avearge season, never performs really badly but never has an incredible game.
Johan Bystrom (YP2) - An awful season hasn't made the step up at all although he was getting there towards the end of this season so I am hoping for much better next season. A real disappointment though.
Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) - Filled the Johan Bystrom (YP2) shaped hole in the attack nicely. An impressive season and to think I was going to let him go.
Thomas Jonsson (YP4) - After a whole season out with a virus I would say his comeback season has been a reasonable success. Still struggled with fitness a bit towards the end but that's understandable.
Tony Thoren (YP5) - Solid as ever, has taken the new division in his stride. It's clear he is going to become a Tord legend in the future.
Filip Linder (YP6) - 8 clean sheets in 22 appearances is pretty good, especially for us. Conceding just above 1 game is average, if he can lower that to 1 a game or less he will be doing well.
Niklas Andersson (YP7) - Came in when Filip Linder (YP6) was injured and was roughly on the same level performance-wise.
Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) - The club's highest scorer this season with 10 goals in 30 appearances along with 8 assists. Making him one of the better players this season alongside Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3).
Christer Lindahl (YP9) - A fantastic season for the young centre back, in a few more years his partnership with Tony Thoren (YP5) could be a very good one.
Fredrik Lundgren (YP10) - Didn't have too many chances, mainly coming off the bench, didn't really do anything noticeable but a very handy squad player.
Calle Ewald (YP11) - May be on his way out soon as I am not sure he is cut out for this level.
Fredrik Bjork (YP12) - Had to be satisfied with the bench half the time. Didn't have too much luck on the pitch scoring just 3 in his 17 appearances.
Stefan Nilsson (YP13) - A great season for the right back, we seem to be getting a lot of good defenders through the ranks at the moment.
Paul Johansson (YP14) - Not great but it is his 1st season so i'll let him off. Expect better in the future though.
Code:Season--------------League---------------Position-------------Swedish Cup--------------Euro Cup-------------Champions League---- 2010 Second Division EG 10th N/A N/A N/A 2011 Second Division EG 4th N/A N/A N/A 2012 Second Division EG 3rd Prelim Rnd N/A N/A 2013 Second Division EG 1st 1st Rnd N/A N/A 2014 First Division South 9th 3rd Rnd N/A N/A
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Media Prediction: 12th
Promotion Odds: 100-1
Expectations: Attempt to avoid relegation
Wage Budget: £3,266 (£3,556)
Wage Bill: £1,525 (£1,270)
Ticket price: £10.10 (£10.80)
Season Ticket Holders: 110 (108)
Season Ticket Price: £96.60 (£103.00)
Key: This Season (Last Season)
A couple more youth players coming in this year and as per usual they are the best of a bad bunch:
Robin Johannesson (YP15) (DM,MC) - Report
Anders Svensson (YP16) (DC) - Report
Lindo 0-0 Tord
Nike 0-1 Tord
Kongsberg 2-1 Tord
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It's gunna be hard to make real progress in this unless you can start making some money in order to upgrade your youth facilities. Any ideas on how to do it?
you need one good player, or an over valued player and flog him :P
or if your really lucky win the league
Swedish Cup Preliminary Round: Ljungby 2-3 Tord
Johan Bystrom (YP2) started where he left off last season with a 26min hat trick to help us to a 3-1 lead at half time. But Ljungby scored early in the 2nd half to make it 3-2 with over half an hour to play. There were some dodgy moments including a disallowed goal but we managed to hold onto to get through to the next round.
Swedish Cup 1st Round: Tord 1-3 Trelleborg
We played terribly and could have conceded at least 5, we were very lucky the scoreline is reasonable. They were immediately on the frontfoot thanks to a goal in the 2nd min, this was then made 2-0 at the start of the 2nd half. Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) gave us a small glimmer of hope when he smashed home from a tight angle but any chance of a comeback was soon crushed by Trelleborg's 3rd.
League: Rosengard 2-2 Tord
Gutted we didn't win this one but in the end we were scrapping to even get a draw. Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) gave us a half time lead after a mazy run and brilliant finish into the bottom corner. But in the 2nd half we let that slip to be 2-1 down. In the end we had to rely on Robin Johannesson (YP15) to score a debut goal in the 92nd min.
League: Tord 1-2 Varnarmo
Again we really should have won it. We conceded early but Johan Bystrom (YP2) quickly grabbed us the equaliser. We completely dominated the 2nd half but it was Varnarmo who scored the winning goal.
League: Lund 1-0 Tord
Still no luck for us, a very 50 50 match going to the opposition. We also drop into the relegation places for the 1st time in this division.
League: Tord 2-0 Torslanda
Our 1st league win of the season and boy did it take a while coming. Just before halftime Johan Bystrom (YP2) unselfishly squared the ball to Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) to tap into an empty net. Then Johan Bystrom (YP2) finished the game off in 2nd half injury time, he headed home from a free kick.
League: Norsby 0-8 Tord
Woah!! I am speechless and no you did not read that wrong, it is 8-0. Johan Bystrom (YP2) and Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) showing how lethal their partnership can be. They set each other up for the 1st 2 goals. Johan Bystrom (YP2) got his 2nd of the match just before half time when a defence mix up allowed him to have a free shot at goal. We didn't let up after half time as Johan Bystrom (YP2) set up Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) to lob the keeper. Gustavsson headed home from a free kick for our 5th, the Bystrom (YP2) and Damjanovic (YP3) combination allowed the latter to get his hat trick and the team's 6th. Not to be left out Johan Bystrom (YP2) got his hat trick in injury time before adding a 4th from the spot after he was tripped in the box.
League: Tord 1-1 Kristianstad
Seems like instead of it kickstarting our season it comnpetely shattered us as we were terrible in this match. When they took the lead early in the 2nd half I expected them to go on and win it but we got lucky and managed to sneak an equaliser from an own goal.
League: Husqvarna 3-1 Tord
Back to our usual luck against our rivals Husqvarna. Deserved to beat them but every shot they had seemed to go in for them. Johan Bystrom (YP2) got a consolation in the 82nd min.
Johan Bystrom is doing much better this year it seems.
League: Tord 2-2 Kvarnby
I think we did well considering they are top of the table and that Stefan Nilsson (YP13) decides to get sent off 13 mins into the game. Despite going behind twice we were saved by Johan Bystrom (YP2).
League: Oster 2-1 Tord
Again we don't get the result our performance deserves. Johan Bystrom (YP2) got our only goal of the game but it was not enough to get any points which is what we desperately need.
League: Lindsdal 0-2 Tord
We are now 4 points from safety with a game in hand so this game was a must win. Thankfully we did win it so are now only 1 point from safety but we have been warned. Fredrik Bjork (YP12) took just 28 seconds to head us in front. Johan Bystrom (YP2) added a 2nd in 2nd half injury time to give us our 1st win since the 8-0 against Norrby.
League: Tord 1-1 Vimmerby
Gutted again, this time a last minute goal refused us the win. Johan Bystrom (YP2) gave us the lead in the 64th min but Vimmerby equalised in the 92nd min.
Looks like you used up all your goals in that one game!
Really interesting read this. Hope you get a swedish wonderkid through the ranks soon. Well done for choosing a team from Jönköping. I support the hockey team in that town. HV71. And Jönköping is considered to be the christian capital in Sweden, lots of religious people there. So at least you should have the benefit of having the heavenly powers on your side
Good luck with this project.
League: Tord 3-1 Vastra Frolunda
Fredrik Bjork (YP12) headed home to give us the lead in the 12th min but we couldn't hold on till half time. Finally our dominance paid off when Fredrik Bjork (YP12) added a 2nd in the 76th min and 5 mins later they scored an own goal to make it 3-1 and give us the 3 points.
League: Hassleholm 1-0 Tord
Disappointing as we deserved at least a draw but an own goal in the 56th min was our downfall.
League: Tord 2-0 Rosengard
Gustavsson gave us the lead in the 22nd min when he headed home from a free kick. Then 17 mins later their keeper managed to punch the ball into his own net from a corner.
League: Tord 3-0 Lund
Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) gave us the lead in 1st half injury time, Fredrik Bjork (YP12) added a 2nd at the start of the 2nd half and Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) rounded things off in the 79th min with an easy tap in.
Great month there, 9 points from 12 is title-winning form!
The Gods are with you now when you play at home
I think you are doing very well, thinking about the fact you only use homegrown players. Hope you can keep up the good run of results.
League: Torslanda 3-1 Tord
We played incredibly badly until the last 10 mins. Unfortunately by then it was too late as we were already 3-0 down. Although as consolations go Fredrik Karlsson (YP8)'s was one of the best.
League: Varnarmo 2-0 Tord
We knew this wouldn't be our day when we missed a penalty in the 28th min and from that miss Varnarmo would go and score the 1st of their goals. They then got a 2nd in the 58th min to effectively end the match as a contest.
League: Tord 3-0 Norrby
I'm disappointed I wanted double figures . I'll take the win and the 11-0 aggregate win. We scored twice in 4 mins in the 1st half to set us on our way. Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) and Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) getting the 2 goals. The final outcome could have been so different if Norrby put away the penalty they earned in the 42nd min. But they didn't and we made them pay when Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) added a 3rd in the 2nd half.
League: Kristianstad 2-0 Tord
Another poor away performance resigned us to our 4th straight away defeat.
League: Tord 1-1 Husqvarna
Johan Bystrom (YP2) gave us the lead against our rivals with his 1st goal in 9 matches. Unfortunately this wasn't enough for the win as Husqvarna equalised in the 84th min.
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Do you think there will only be players with swedish nationality coming through the ranks via your youth system, or do you think you will get players with different nationalities (norwegians, danes e.g.) when your youth facilities improve?
League: Kvarna 2-0 Tord
Another away defeat and another poor performance to go with it, something we need to sort out if we want to get anywhere.
League: Tord 2-1 Lindsdal
The better team won but it was not pretty. Thomas Jonsson (YP4) headed us in front less than a minute into the 2nd half. But they were back on level terms 7 mins later thanks to an own goal. Then a mix up between their keeper and defender meant we were back in front thanks to another own goal.
I am really surprised at how many "bad" or "pointless" takeovers their are, in my save 2 of the lowest clubs (Level 8 or lower) have been taken over by foreign chairmen, but still, thats the way the cookie crumbles..
Great thread, really good read and an interesting story. I hope you don't mind, I am hoping to use your formatting style for my own thread, is that alright?
Just been reading this thread, you've put in a shift and half so far! Great team name, too! KUTGW!
Well, you certainly should be able to avoid the drop, and it looks like you could easily finish in 6th. To me, that seems like a similar progression to your move up the second division ranks. By extrapolation, you should be ready for promotion in another couple years.
What are your stadium facilities like?
League: Vimmerby 0-0 Tord
Bore draw, if anything they were the better team but thats not really saying much.
League: Tord 2-0 Oster
Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) gave us an early lead which Johan Bystrom (YP2) doubled at the start of the 2nd half. We are now offcially safe as well
League: Vastra Frolunda 2-1 Tord
We were completely outplayed 1st half and were lucky to still be level by half time thanks to a Johan Bystrom (YP2) equaliser. However it was more of the same in the 2nd half but this time we couldn't hold on to a draw.
League: Tord 0-1 Hassleholm
A disappointing way to end the season especially as we deserved at least a point but it doesn't make too much difference in the final standings.
End of Season Report: IK Tord Swedish First Division South , 2015
League Table, League Graph
Didn't really expect much this season so it's hard to be disappointed. The only thing I am slighty gutted about his Johan Bystrom (YP2) not continuing his scoring form into the 2nd half of the season. Should have finished higher than we did but we had some of the worst luck consistently this season. Hopefully it'll turn around for next season.
Squeezed past Ljungby from the league below thanks to a Johan Bystrom (YP2) hat trick but went out next round 3-1 to Trelleborg in the league above.
Anton Alvefelt (YP1) - Was very below average this season, needs to step it up especially as I am selling our 1st choice left back in a bid to reduce wages.
Johan Bystrom (YP2) - Really has got to grips with this level but after the start he had I am a bit disappointed with how he ended up. Went from scoring 15 in 13 to 18 in 28. Despite this drop in form he still claimed the Swedish First Division South Golden Boot.
Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) - Didn't do too badly as Bystrom's sidekick but will be looking to contribute more next season.
Thomas Jonsson (YP4) - Made 13 appearances all from off the bench and scoring just 1 goal, when a suitable replacement is found this guy will be sold because I don't think he is able to handle this level.
Tony Thoren (YP5) - Another good season from our star centreback. Only picking up 1 yellow card as well, showing the rest how its done.
Filip Linder (YP6) - Was everpresent for us this season and again was good. Can never seem to get a good average rating though, as long as he doesn't concede too many goals thats good enough for me.
Niklas Andersson (YP7) - Didn't play at all this season, was injured for most of it so didn't really get an opportunity.
Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) - A very good season for the man who is usually overshadowed by Johan Bystrom (YP2). 7 goals and 9 assists shows how useful he was.
Christer Lindahl (YP9) - Only played twice due to injury but was good in both the games he played in.
Fredrik Lundgren (YP10) - The less said about his season the better, played only twice and was terrible in both matches.
Calle Ewald (YP11) - Will need to step it up for the same reason as Anton Alvefelt (YP1) I am selling the 1st choice left back due to his high age. This gives Calle a good chance next season for a lot of 1st team football.
Fredrik Bjork (YP12) - Like a few of his team mates his season was hampered by injury but what I saw of him was very good. More of the same next season please.
Stefan Nilsson (YP13) - If he was just more disciplined he could easily be as good as Tony Thoren (YP5) but 7 yellow and 1 red in 20 games is far too much.
Paul Johansson (YP14) - Was 1st choice DM for the season and played it reasonably well, still expect him to improve in the seasons to come.
Robin Johannesson (YP15) - Was sub for Paul Johansson (YP14), made 17 appearances all from off the bench. Not a good season for him and like Johansson I expect him to improve.
Anders Svensson (YP16) - Not much to say only made 1 appearance off the bench, did alright.
Finances - Will be attempting to sell a few players to reduce the wage bill by around £400/week which by my calculations should mean we turn a profit next season especially as our new stadium sponsorship deal has risen from £9.3k/season to £12k/season for this coming season.
Code:Season--------------League---------------Position-------------Swedish Cup--------------Euro Cup-------------Champions League---- 2010 Second Division EG 10th N/A N/A N/A 2011 Second Division EG 4th N/A N/A N/A 2012 Second Division EG 3rd Prelim Rnd N/A N/A 2013 Second Division EG 1st 1st Rnd N/A N/A 2014 First Division South 9th 3rd Rnd N/A N/A 2015 First Division South 9th 1st Rnd N/A N/A
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Roll of Honour - Leagues
Code:Premier League------------Champions--------Champions League-------------------------------Euro Cup------------------------Relegated---------------- 2010/11 | Man Utd | Chelsea Arsenal Aston Villa | Liverpool Tottenham Sunderland | Fulham Blackpool Newcastle 2011/12 | Man Utd | Man City Arsenal Liverpool | Chelsea Aston Villa Tottenham | Sunderland West Ham Wolves 2012/13 | Man Utd | Liverpool Arsenal Chelsea | Man City Aston Villa Tottenham | Sheff Wed West Brom Forest 2013/14 | Chelsea | Man Utd Tottenham Arsenal | Liverpool Man City Aston Villa| Portsmouth Hull Barnsley 2014/15 | Chelsea | Man Utd Tottenham Liverpool | Man City Arsenal Blackburn | Stoke Charlton Plymouth
Code:Ligue 1------------Champions--------Champions League-----------------------Euro Cup------------------------------------Relegated---------------- 2010/11 | AS Monaco | Lyon Marseille | Lille AS Nancy PSG | Stade Brestois Lens Arles-Avignon 2011/12 | Lyon | PSG Marseille | AS Monaco Stade Rennais Lille | Toulouse Le Mans Nantes 2012/13 | Lyon | AS Monaco Lille | Stade Rennais Bordeaux Marseille | Grenoble Auxerre Caen 2013/14 | Lyon | Bordeaux AS Monaco | PSG Marseille Stade Rennais| Ajaccio Nice Amiens 2014/15 | Lyon | Lille AS Monaco | Marseille Bordeaux Boulogne | Montpellier Valenciennes Le MansCode:German 1st Division------------Champions--------Champions League-----------------------Euro Cup------------------------------------Relegated---------------- 2010/11 | Schalke | Dortmund Wolfsburg | FC Bayern W. Bremen Leverkusen | Mainz St Pauli Kaiserslautern 2011/12 | FC Bayern | Wolfsburg Stuttgart | Aachen Leverkusen Schalke | Hannover Freiburg 2012/13 | FC Bayern | Wolfsburg Schalke | W. Bremen Dortmund Karlsruhe | Nurnberg Gladbach Dusseldorf 2013/14 | FC Bayern | Leverkusen HSV | Schalke Wolfsburg Karlsruhe | Offenbach 1860 Munchen 2014/15 | Leverkusen| FC Bayern Dortmund | W.Bremen Stuttgart Schalke | Frankfurt MainzCode:Serie A------------Champions--------Champions League----------------------------Euro Cup-------------------------------Relegated---------------- 2010/11 | Juventus | Sampdoria Roma AC Milan | Inter Palermo Napoli | Chievo Lecce Brescia 2011/12 | Juventus | AC Milan Inter Sampdoria | Palermo Napoli Genoa | Atalanta Torino Novara 2012/13 | Napoli | AC Milan Fiorentina Roma | Juventus Genoa Cagliari | Bologna Bari Cesena 2013/14 | Juventus | Roma Palermo Genoa | Napoli Fiorentina AC Milan | Sassuolo Triestina Modena 2014/15 | Inter | Napoli Roma AC Milan | Juventus Udinese Palermo | Lecce Brescia EmpoliCode:La Liga------------Champions--------Champions League-----------------------------Euro Cup-------------------------------Relegated---------------- 2010/11 | R. Madrid | Barcelona At. Madrid Athletic | Villareal Sevilla Sporting | Racing Almeria Osasuna 2011/12 | Barcelona | R.Madrid Villareal At. Madrid| Sevilla Valencia Zaragoza | Tenerife Numancia Xerez 2012/13 | R.Madrid | Barcelona Valencia At. Madrid| Sevilla Mallorca Athletic | Almeria Hercules Levante 2013/14 | R.Madrid | Barcelona At. Madrid Malaga | Sevilla Villareal Valencia | Girona Osasuna Recreativo 2014/15 | R.Madrid | Barcelona At. Madrid Sevilla | Malaga Villareal Mallorca | Racing R. Sociedad Betis
Roll of Honour - Cups
2010/11: Inter e4-1 R.Madrid
2011/12: Man Utd 3-1 Barcelona
2012/13: Real Madrid 4-0 AC Milan
2013/14: Man Utd 1-0 Lyon
2014/15: R.Madrid 1-2 Barcelona
2010/11: Man City 3-1 Napoli
2011/12: FC Bayern e2-1 Leverkusen
2012/13: Genoa 1-3 Palermo
2013/14: Porto 2-1 Juventus
2014/15: Liverpool p1-1 Marseille
2010/11: Sheff Wed 1-3 Chelsea
2011/12: Man Utd e2-1 Birmingham
2012/13: Tottenham p2-2 Blackburn
2013/14: Tottenham 0-3 Chelsea
2014/15: Tottenham 3-2 Man Utd
2010/11: Strasbourg 1-0 Lorient
2011/12: Guingamp 2-1 Lyon
2012/13: Marseille 3-1 AS Monaco
2013/14: Marseille 1-3 Lyon
2014/15: Lyon 4-0 Caen
2010/11: HSV 1-3 FC Bayern
2011/12: FC Bayern 2-1 Bochum
2012/13: Ahlen 1-3 Schalke
2013/14: HSV 1-1p Koln
2014/15: Schalke 4-1 Leverkusen
2010/11: Napoli 1-2 Udinese
2011/12: Palermo 2-1 Lazio
2012/13: Roma 3-0 Juventus
2013/14: Cagliari 1-2 Juventus
2014/15: Napoli 2-4 Genoa
2010/11: At.Madrid 1-0 R.Madrid
2011/12: R.Madrid 3-2 Getafe
2012/13: Valencia 1-2 Osasuna
2013/14: R.Madrid 2-1 Barcelona
2014/15: Valencia 0-3 R.Madrid
2012: Portugal 2-0 Holland *England failed to qualify, finishing behind Wales and Switzerland in their group.
2014: Germany 0-0p Brazil *England reached the 2nd round before being knocked by Belgium 2-0
If you want any updates on specific teams don't hesitate to ask
Looks like you have established yourself in the division now. Next target must be to finish in the top half. It's a very good read this, nicely presented.
I am still looking forward to the first real gem to come through for you. May take a little while, but will be worth the wait when you get a real talent. KUTGW!
Thank the lord, at least the in game FA has some sense...
been following your stuff mate amazing stuff keep it up seems like you're very patient great stuff!!! love reading this at work lol
I really hope I can finish top half but after selling a few players the media predict me to finish last and my promotion odds for next season are 200-1 Looks like it's going to be tough. I have given up trying to make a profit while the loan is still going on, everytime I reduce the wage budget we somehow lose more money I don't understand it. The extra money we are losing is coming from the "other" section so I am not sure how to counter it.
The chairman is stealing your moneyz?
Media Prediction: 14th
Promotion Odds: 200-1
Expectations: Attempt to avoid relegation
Wage Budget: £1,269 (£3,266)
Wage Bill: £1,348 (£1,525)
Ticket price: £11.00 (£10.10)
Season Ticket Holders: 111 (110)
Season Ticket Price: £106.00 (£96.60)
Key: This Season (Last Season)
I decided to add 3 more youth players to the ranks:
Christoffer Zekria (YP17) (ST) - Report
Lars Lundgren (YP18) (ML) - Report - Will be retrained at centre mid to fit in with my tactics.
Martin Andersson (YP19) (ST) - Report
Tord 0-2 Enskede
Sandvikens IF 1-0 Tord
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I bet the loan is to him as well....
Good luck in the coming season, I'm sure a top-half finish is attainable!
Swedish Cup Preliminary Round: Motala AIF 1-3 Tord
Got off to a good start by scoring the opening goal, who else but Johan Bystrom (YP2) getting it. Unfortunately this lead lasted just 4 mins but as the game wore on we opened them up more and more. This allowed Stefan Nilsson (YP13) to steal in in the 26th min to retake the lead for us. Then Isaac Blixt wrapped up a fantastic display which he had already claimed 2 assists in with a 35 yard lob (admittedly it was the keeper's fault but nonetheless a good finish).
Swedish Cup 1st Round: Friska Viljor 2-1 Tord
Disappointing performance against lower league opposition. We conceded right before half time and despite Miodrag Damjanovic (YP3) equalising 10 mins into the 2nd half we went on to concede again. This time we didn't manage to come back from it.
League: Hassleholm 1-1 Tord
A very good start to the league campaign, performance wise if not result wise. Fredrik Karlsson (YP8) headed us in front after just 64 seconds but Hassleholm were level just 10 mins later. From then on we dominated the match but just couldn't grab that all important 2nd goal.
League: Tord 1-1 Rosengard
Again we took the lead and again we failed to hold onto it. Paul Johansson (YP14) smashing in a 25 yard freekick into the top corner to give us the lead but Rosengard were level on the half hour mark. Overall we were the better side but didn't take our chances.
League: Qviding 2-0 Tord
To be fair we were completely outplayed but if it weren't for a 2 min spell in the 1st half we could have snuck away with a 0-0 draw. Qviding scored in the 16th then 18th min to get the win they deserved.
It's when I read threads like this, despite all the bugs mentioned in foruns, that I realize how FM is addictive!!!
League: Tord 2-0 Kristianstad
Our 1st league win of the season at long last. Johan Bystrom (YP2) gave us a 1st half lead which we didn't manage to throw away this time. The job was made it easier in the 2nd half when they got a man sent off. We cruised to the final whistle and even got a 2nd in the 90th min when they put the ball into their own net.
League: Torslanda 2-2 Tord
I am proud of this draw because I believe it was my tactical switch around which helped us savage a point (admittedly it was my tactics at the start which caused the team to be 2-1 down). There was a hectic start to this match which saw 3 goals in 5 mins from the 12th to 17th mins. Anders Svensson (YP16) headed home from a corner to put us 1-0 up but Torslanda twice struck within a few mins to reverse the scoreline. For the final 10 mins of the match I switched things up which, in my head at least, saw us perform much better nd allow Johan Bystrom (YP2) to equalise in the dying seconds.
League: Tord 0-0 Vastra Frolunda
Really should have beaten them, at least its encouraging signs that we can outplay the top of the table. Up next are 2 matches against our fierce rivals both of which are away :S.
League: Jonkopings Sodra 0-1 Tord
The 1st of the fierce rivals matches and we performed above expectations even if Jonkopings are struggling at the moment. Deserved to win by more than 1 goal as well. Johan Bystrom (YP2) got the only goal of the game just after half time but he is now starting to generate interest from other clubs .
League: Husqvarna 1-1 Tord
Were outplayed here but got a bit of luck to secure a point. We kept them at bay well until they scored in the 75th min but Fredrik Bjork (YP12) equalised 7 mins later to get us an undeserved point.
Looking difficult to get consistency again hrbfcrule. Are the youth players getting better the more game time they are getting? Do you think that in a few years they'll push you towards the top?
As for promotion, I would say its possible in 2 or 3 seasons if I'm lucky (which I'm not)
Well being hard to beat is half the battle, so you're doing well! A little more potency up the sharp end and you'll be alright
Still doing well! I agree with SnakeXe, if you manage to get your players to play better up front I'm sure you'll be promoted in no time.
Also, I might be starting a career thread sometime soon, so would you mind I copied your Club Information template?
How in depth do you go with tactics? I really want to start one of these Youth Games, but my experience with the tactics is quite limited. I'll adjust the defensive line, the tempo and the width, and allow my creative players more freedom, but it seems to be in a game like this you really need to be on the ball with your tactics since you can't just go out and get better players?
You'll need to be fairly flexible, as you'll have to find a tactic to suit the players you have, rather than buy the players for your preferred tactic as you usually can, but I wouldn't have said you'd need to be a tactical genius or anything.
I'm not too good with tactics generally but you will have to fiddle around especially at the start of the game to find something that works for your team. The good thing about using only youth products is that once you have found a tactic that works it should work for a long time.
At the start of the save I messed about with the team instructions and the player instructions of the more important players. Now I don't change them at all, although I do have a 2nd and 3rd tactic ready incase we go on a bad run of results or the team isn't perorming as well as they should.
I have 3 tactics:
4-1-2-3: 4 defenders, 1 defensive mid, 2 centre mids and 3 strikers
4-1-2-1-2: Same as above except 1 striker is swapped with an attacking centre mid.
4-1-3-2: 4 defenders, 1 defensive mid, 3 centre mids and 2 strikers.
The 4-1-2-3 is usually my home tactic and the 4-1-2-1-2 is usually my away tactic