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    I hope do you well in Europe Gilbster.

    I seam to really suck at tactics this year.

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    Good work Gilb!

    Yeah, I also got an offer from an African agent. He was letting me know "his player was on the way to joining your club" and to "send the money via Paypal before he could send the information as to how the player was getting there and where he would be". Weird.

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    Unfortunately Europe didnt go very well. Possibly because I had barely had a chance to sort out my squad, and was left with a barebones squad cos the fixture was played during the time where contracts expired.

    Was drawn against Vitoria Sports Club of Portugal. Both legs were 2-0, so lost 4-0 on aggregrate.

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    Unlucky - hope it gave the finances a boost though. I know i certainly need Europe next season, hate seeing a large red number as my bank balance

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    Holidaying at minute in my native Northern Ireland, hoping to get a club some of my mates play for or just buy my mates....Im so excited I could wet myself

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    Can someone post inhere how you write in code? Looks tidy when updating

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    I get the african thing as well. Signed two of them. One played in France, another in Austrian Premier Division (one league above me) so it's not that unrealistic, that they've joined me. They ar both beasts btw

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    Stitt takes over at University of Ulster - Coleraine

    And so the dream begins - at my old university. Estimated value of 35k, maximum capacity of 500, balance of £31,250 in the bank. Expectations are attempt to avoid relegation - no transfer budget and 2k a week on wages.... some people might say I am crazy....but I think its a CHALLENGE!!


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    I am taking a break from this game for while. Just ended a season where all my chances at anyting were crushed by getting almost 4 yellow cards per game (total of over 120 for the seaosn) and one red card every three and a half games. Ridiculous.

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    Just won the league with a game to spare, as well as 2 cup finals to play in. full update later, but not bad for a team that finished 8th last season

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    Welcome to the challenge CaptainStarbuster and Oxslow. Unlucky with the draw Gilbster and I thought my luck with draws sucked. Congrats on the title win brambleten and a good season fastbasher.

    I will post a 10th anniversary special update later on

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    I finished my first season in Greece, not so good but great for a newly promoted team. If our defence did not concede that much cheap goals and if our attack scored more times from numerous CCC, maybe we could have been 5th or 6th (promotion playoffs).

    League table

    Final match

    It was like last match most of the time; only with less goals per game. We had many CCC (clear cut chances) but failed to score. And our goalkeepers were awful, not to forget the right back position. Those two are my primary targets.

    Best players this season: young Stambolziev (joined in January on free transfer), Vladimir But and Cypriot Pelagias.

    Next year we will try for promotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kccircle View Post
    Can someone post inhere how you write in code? Looks tidy when updating
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    Do you mean like this?
    (code)but with square brackets(/code)

    Thanks B.W.G

    Good effort there TIR669
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    Yes! First win with Lower Maze. The 7th game of the season, we got a 2-1 win away against Moyola Park. We're still bottom of the table though, but hopefully we can build on our first victory. I did some tweaking of my tactics, and changed my flat midfield into a diamond. So far it seems to be working, as we create way more chances, and the defence seems tighter.

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    Bridgend Town - Principality Welsh Premier Division - 2020/21

    Transfer - A more danish feel as they were all touted 5* PA so they will all play a key part in the future.

    Competitions

    Welsh Prem - Table - Nothing unusual except for destroying records,I hope those playing as Afan Lido are not too upset with what happened

    Champions League - Quarter Finals - 1st up on our Euro adventure was Flora in the 2nd qualifier, we destroyed them 11-0 on agg. (Leg 1:Leg 2.) As a reward we were sent on a sunny trip to Cyprus to face Omonoia in the 3rd qualifier. We went through 8-0 on agg (Leg 1:Leg 2). Once again we were off to Litex for the Champions Playoff, we went through much easier then this time as we won 6-1 on agg. (Leg 1:Leg 2). We were given a easier group than normal being drawn against Real Madrid, Marseille and Austria Wien, I was relatively shocked as I beat Marseille and drew with Madrid at home. Austria Wien put up no resistance what so ever. We were given a tie against Porto in the Knockout round. We shocked Europe as we went through 4-3 and even stopped Hulk getting any who was top scorer. (Leg 1:Leg 2). We were given a nightmare trip to Utd as a reward, we really did shock Europe as we beat them 3-1 in the 1st leg but had no answer to their power in the 2nd. (Leg 1:Leg 2). Trust Bebe to score his only european goal of the season against me. To top everything off Marseille who finished 3rd....went on to win the Euro Cup....god dammit

    Welsh Cup - Winners - Last cup contest was as easy as the League cup final. Maybe in the future things will pick up as reputation increases.

    League Cup - Winners - This was marked by being my 500th game in charge. Quite an easy one too, only my team seems to take this competition seriously.

    Players/Awards

    I won Manager of the Year as well as claim top spot in the Welsh Hall of Fame. Although that doesn't seem to difficult.

    David Stewart was top Scorer with 57 goals. He achieved Top Scorer and was Europes Top Marksman. He won Welsh Young Player of the Year and Fans Player of the Year.

    Alan Williams was top of the assists chart with an impressive 43. He was Player of the Year and featured in the CL Dream Team.

    Martin Mortensen won Young Player of the Year

    Once again we dominated Team of the Season.

    Another player to watch for the up coming season is Saeed Al-Qarni, he is Bridgend born but is dual nationality as a Welsh/Saudi Arabia and is already 3* CA which is already as good as my current left back.

    Expectations

    The same as I always do, continue to dominate domestically and Improve in Europe.

    To continue to to drag the Welsh Premier up the rankings as we currently sit at 88th. Ranked at 2*, the Welsh league is slowly becoming one of the better leagues.

    To give all domestic teams a good tonking to show them Europe isn't for the faint hearted as Wales now has 2 Champions League qualifiers and 3 Euro Cup qualifiers.

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    Player           Position   Period         Appearances      Goals
    Alan Williams    MR/AMR     2016-*            270            128
    Leon Clowes      DC         2014-*            268            20
    Lloyd Evans      DC         2010-2017         252            15
    Daniel Wright    GK         2013-2022         236            0
    Rob Yates        ST         2016-*            226            175
    David Stewart    ST         2015-*            224            173
    Terry Smith      DC/MC      2015-*            221            12
    Jason Mitchell   ST/AMC     2013-2022         196            82
    Jack Abraham     AMRL       2011-2017         186            40
    Craig Saunders   DRC        2017-*            186            4
    Nicholas King    DC         2016-*            185            8
    Denis Keen       DR         2014-2021         181            3
    David Hughes     MC         2015-*            180            35
    James Baker      DC/DL      2016-*            174            12
    Daryl Hornby     DL         2014-2020         173            0
    Richard Hendry   MC         2015-*            160            24 
    Scott Mckenzie   AML/MC     2016/2022         146            37
    Duane McAuley    DL         2015-*            141            1
    Mick Hendrie     GK         2017-*            141            0
    Luke Bowen       AMR/St     2011-2015         138            37
    Billy Bodin      AML        2017-*            137            18
    Jeff Williams    AMR        2011-2019         136            26
    Ashleigh Evans   MC         2011-2015         130            14
    Tim Horn         GK         2011-2018         125            0
    Kyle Critchell   DR/DC      2012-2017         116            3 
    Steven Palmer    AMC/St     2015-*            111            42
    George Evans     Striker    2013-2018         110            26
    Oliver Wale      AML        2014-*            105            14
    Martin Mortensen DM/MC      2019-*            103            26
    Lewis Macey      AML        2019-*            101            19


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    2011/12    2nd      Runners Up        N/A             N/A        Euro Cup Qualifcation
    2012/13    1st      Winners           N/A             2nd QL     Domestic Treble
    2013/14    1st      Winners           2nd QL          N/A        Domestic Treble
    2014/15    1st      Winners           2nd QL          N/A        Domestic Treble.     
    2015/16    1st      Winners           Play Off        Group      Domestic Treble.
    2016/17    1st      Winners           Group Stage     N/A        Domestic Treble
    2017/18    1st      Winners           Group Stage     N/A        Domestic Treble
    2018/19    1st      Winners           Group Stage     N/A        Domestic Treble
    2019/20    1st      Winners           Group Stage     Q.Finals   Domestic Treble.
    2020/21    1st      Winners           Q.Finals        N/A        Domestic Treble.

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    Good Season B.W.G

    I've got an update to write, but work for tomorrow comes first unfortunately

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    Which team did you draw against in the league B.W.G?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxslow View Post
    Which team did you draw against in the league B.W.G?
    It was Aberystwyth, everyone of my team had a bad day as we had 21 shots. It was the only time we screwed up like that in not converting chances.

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    Afan Lido - 2016/17 Wales

    Well we weren't completely embarassed in Europe, losing 4-0 on aggregate against a Portuguese side in the 1st Qualifying round of the Europa Cup.

    Our league form was pathetic this season, and for part of the season, I was convinced we would be on the wrong half of the spli, but luckily we ended up in 6th place and then went on to beat Llanelli in the Europe Playoff so we will be back in Europe next season.

    I think I am slowly finding players that are being rated as leading players for the Welsh Premier Division instead of just good or decent, and if I can fill my squad with such players, I may get somewhere.

    Transfers

    Aim
    Get a better draw in Europe
    Stop going over my wage budget
    Improve league position dramatically

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    2011/12   11th       28       R3      R1          n/e       n/e
    2012/13   11th       31       R3      QF          n/e       n/e
    2013/14   6th        36       SF      SF          n/e       n/e
    2014/15   9th        35       SF      Winner      n/e       n/e
    2015/16   4th        47       R3      QF          n/e       n/e          Won Euro Playoff Final
    2016/17   6th        37       R3      R1          n/e       1st Qual     Won Euro Playoff Final

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    Keep it up Gilbster, I have full faith that you can do it

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    Thanks, if it hadn;t been for the Euro Playoff Final win, my planned update was just going to be a league table, as its ridiculous that I can strengthen the squad and do worse each season!

    edit: Wales Premier Division has moved back up the rankings to 409th now. And we are at half a star of rating.
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    If you start the season slowly, it could be gelling issues as I'm sure that could affect how the team plays as it may take time for them to get to know each other. Hope you get a better draw this time as well.

    My scout going round Africa has picked up this amazing talent in Senegal. I can't wait for June 2022 to come...introducing Mamadou Diallo. That is an amazing scoring record, even at youth level, 29 goals in 19 youth caps Although his agent is a money grabber....350k in agent fees

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    Well done Gilbster.

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    Brilliant result there!!! I bet it felt good to get a result like that under your belt.

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    That first leg result was easily the best result the club has had, until...

    Leg 2

    I really, really can't believe that result. I'm delighted, just hope regardless of what happens next, that my league form is good enough to get me back to Europe again next season.

    Next up GAIS of Sweden.

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    Wow I feel bad now.....my 1st two seasons in Europe....I got stuffed. Brilliant job there, hope you get past GAIS

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    Don't feel bad BWG, you are doing miles better than me overall, and I'd love your domestic dominance.

    Euro Cup, 2nd Qualifying Round - Leg 1

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    Good result once again. Afan Lido are coming and no one can stop them :P I feel bad anyway, I somehow managed to draw Barcelona in the group stages again along with Spartak Moscow and Austrian whipping boys Austria Wien.

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    Second Leg

    Tough sounding draw BWG, but sure you can make it through.

    I have Steau Bucharest up next. I suspect that may be a step too far this season.

    3rd Qualifying Round, Leg 1

    Leg 2 vs Steau

    All I can say is it was a fantastic campaign, really proud of the team, and the finances from participating in first 3 qualifying rounds, have temporarliy put us back into the black.

    League campaign is about to kick off, but will start that in the morning. Very happy with our second European adventure, and lets hope we get better from here.
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    Welsh Premiership - 2012/13

    Transfers were heavily based in the midfield, to make it more solid. We failed to buy any strikers, we thought what we had would suffice.

    - The second season in control or Afan was a success in the first half, and a total mess in the second one. Which usually means nothing to show fir it. In league, we managed to get into the top 3 for most of the first half, crushing teams left and right not with amazing scores, but with clean sheets and common sense when defending.

    - In the second half, it all went to the crapper. We only won two games out of the last 15, and all of a sudden we were the worst team in the league. Everybody could beat us. We finished sixth, losing the fifth place in the last game, a spot we had not been all season, and with over 120 yellow cards and nine red cards...in 33 games. Moronic.

    - Of course, in the European playoffs, we lost against 7th, TNS, in the first game. 0-1. At home. With an own goal. And out shooting them 14 to 1. Sure, why not.

    Table

    Loosemores Cup
    - We wered paired against Llanelli home in the first round, winning 3-2, to then lose to Airbus UK away, 4-2 in the qurterfinals.

    Welsh Cup
    - I was raging at the end of our torunament. We paired Llanelli, the best team in the country (again) and this time away...but we managed to beat them in penalties after the final 0-0. In the forth round, we beat lower league Llangollen 0-2 away, and we were in the quarterfinals.

    - We had TNS of course away. We were winning 0-1 and dominating...red card, two injuries, and the game ends 2-1.

    - After this debacle, the idea is to sign a freaking striker who can score, and maybe better defenders. The 4-1-3-2 system not only works for us, it's just all we can do since there are no decent wings in this country. After this disappointing end of the season, we'll see how we come back from it.


    In other news

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    - Ashley Jones was our best player and was even nominated for best player of the league. At 13 yellows and 1 red, I don't think he did that well. Another englishman, Ben Karr, also did well in the midfield.

    - We now have 4-5 players called fro the U-21 and U-19 national sides in a regular basis.

    - Season passes - 32
    - Attendance - 95 average, 1 more than last year. Yay.
    - Club's value - £275k - £25k more than last year.
    - Match/Season ticket - £5.90/£50 - £.10/0 more than last year.
    - The league is...263th, up from 268th.

    2011/12 - Welsh Premiership - 9th 39p - 4th round Welsh Cup - Loosemores Cup Champions!
    2012/13 - Welsh Premiership - 6th 44p - QF Welsh Cup - QF Loosemores Cup - Manager of the Year!?!
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    Well, this is kind of nice. It looks like the country feels my pain for having to deal with these players

    Also, Ashley Jones young player of the year in Wales!

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    Brambleten's Welsh Adventure

    Afan Lido - 2012/2013


    Media Prediction: 11th
    Actual Position: 1st - surprisingly enough, we were named overachievers of the season
    Transfers: A few in, more out - Elliot was just a next season signing, not this season just played.


    Finances: -£176k
    Season Ticket Holders: 31 (31)
    Average Attendance: 114 (81)


    Top Scorer: Emyr Huws - 20 goals - New signing having been released from Man City, won Signing of the season, named Premier League Player of the Year, and came second in the Golden Boot. replaced O'Toole as the irreplacable forward, which is just as well, as O'Toole spent most of the season injured.

    Most Assists: Morgan Jones - 13 Assists - had to fight a bit with my youth prospect for games, but when he did play he clocked up the most assists in the squad, although Huws was close behind him.

    Fans Player of the Year: David Kingdom - for the second season in a row, Kingdom was named FPotY, and it was justified, as he barely missed a game and was a rock at the heart of my defense.

    Youth Intake: Wayne Williams - can apparently play at the same level as Huws, so I'm not going to complain.

    Cups:

    League Cup - We managed to sneak our way through the rounds, and again, managed to sneak a win in the final for our first trophy under my reign.

    Welsh Cup - A solid win against non league opponents, given that i played a few of the younger players in the game. wonder how soon we will see them in the WPL, given the money they will get from Europe.

    League Rep:
    The league rep crashed horrifically, going down 98 places to 365th, and to only 1/2 a star

    Overall:
    What a season! I was aiming for top 6, but we started the season on fire and never let down. we rode our luck at times, but getting a decent keeper really helped, especially as we went 8 without conceeding at one point and 20 games without defeat. pity about the finances though, was losing £10k/month on staff wages which i can do nothing about as its bare bones staff plus me, and there is no way in hell i am backing down from the contract i got offered at the end of my first season in charge.

    Targets

    bring in some cover practically everywhere, as the squad is barebones with people's contracts expiring, but with some areas of the squad getting better, these players that were 2-3* are now only 1/2 - 1* and not worth keeping

    dont embarrass myself in europe

    try and do the treble again

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    11/12         8th           R4           R1          N/A       N/A          
    12/13         1st         Winner       Winner        N/A       N/A      Qualified for CL, Domestic Treble

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    Dominating the U-21 call-ups!

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    Start Otwock - Polish First Division - 10 Games Remaining In 11/12 Season



    I won't be saying much about my first two matches since our return from the winter break, primarily because I played them so long ago that my memory's gone a bit foggy on them - and also because, quite frankly, they were unremarkable matches. But in the interest of completeness, here's a brief overview of what happened:

    Game #20: (H) Sandecja 1-0
    Clearly a must win against a Sandecja team now languishing in the relegation zone. It, going by the statistics, could be summed up as an even game. However, our quality told in the end, with Kozakiewicz slipping a delightful through ball in for Bala to coolly bury into the back of the net with 55 minutes gone.

    Game #21: (A) Radzionkow: 0-1

    Simply put, a precious smash and grab victory against a very decent Radzionkow side whose 4-1-4-1 formation indicated that they'd set out their stall to defend. As such, they very much controlled the flow of the game. We only had one shot on target all game and our keeper, though he only had to make 3 saves, was awarded the match ball. But importantly, we made our one shot on goal count, with that man Bala again popping up with the match winner. This time, he slid in to meet a telling Trela delivery from the left wing.

    So, 6 points from a possible 6 and 2 clean sheets. Despite only managing to score two goals, I was delighted with the results. It's the points that matter, especially at this stage of the season. Next up: an absolutely pivotal match to our promotion hopes, as we faced Gornik Zabrze.

    Game #22: (H) Gornik Zabrze 2-0
    We faced division leaders Gornik Zabrze and the lads secured an absolutely memorable victory. Perhaps the visitors were shocked by our attacking intent. I told the lads to the attack from the off (something I don't think I've ever done as yet this season, especially against such formidable opposition!) and it paid dividends. Trela threw the ball in to Kozakiewicz, who immediately laid it back off to the former and sprinted off into the penalty area. Trela took it down the line and whipped in a cross that was met by the head of - you guessed it - little Kozakiewicz. Within 13 minutes, we were 1-0 up against the leaders. The fans, much like myself, could hardly believe it. But things would get even better for our side. Gornik's centre-back, Mariusz Jop, got himself an early bath for a second yellow after only 17 minutes. Could this be our day? After we secured a fantastic 2nd goal in first half stoppage time, I truly believed it was. The ball was taken off the feet of Bala, who had done very well to outpace a defender to a loose ball. It bounced directly to our right midfielder Mateusz Powalka, who was in space outside the box. Without hesitation, he unleashed an unstoppable effort first time to send us into the changing room 2-0 up. And though we were thoroughly outpossessed and helped out by the woodwork twice, we kept our heads. And our third consecutive clean sheet. The only downer being that Bala broke his ribs in this match and would be out for 3 weeks.

    Game #23: (A) Warta Poznan 2-3
    We knew that our big win against Gornik would be rendered meaningless if we couldn't secure a result against Warta Poznan. It wouldn't be easy, though. Warta may only be a mid table side, but that's purely down to their woeful away record. At home, where they'd be playing this match, unfortunately for us, they'd only lost one match all season - prior to our arrival. Again, we went out with the "nothing to lose" attacking mindset. And it worked - with us going 2-0 up, courtesy of new signing Martin Matus. First, he took the rebound of a Mikhalevskyi effort and chipped it wonderfully over the retreating keeper on the half hour mark. Then, 10 minutes later, he played in his strike partner, who this time made no mistake. Ironically, the lead would evaporate before half time. We threw it away in 3 minutes. But I felt we were superior to our opponents and urged the lads to keep pressing for the winning goal in the second half. A minute from time, we were granted a penalty. The Warta played who'd scored their 2 goals obstructed Matus and prevented him from reaching substitute Wocial's through-ball. The latter then picked himself up, dusted himself off and kept his cool to give us all 3 points on the day.

    Game #24: (H) Piast Gliwice 1-3
    The less said about this match the better. Things started off evenly, but after the talisman at the heart of our defense, Tomasz Lewandowski, was sent off, things went downhill. The second half started with the game being a goalless affair. By the 64th minute, an own goal put us 2 goals down. A goal from a corner brought us some hope 4 minutes later, but any light at the end of the tunnel was summarily extinguished, as we failed to defend a corner properly ourselves.

    So, 10 games remain and I'm right there in the thick of the promotion race.
    Unbelievable, really. I'm delighted with the start we made after the winter break. We won 4 on the trot and managed to extend our overall unbeaten run to 11 games. Despite the loss to Piast Gliwice, we have the 2nd best home record in the league. The difference now is, our away form is currently the best in the division and now 4th best over the span of the entire season.

    Unfortunately, in the Piast match, the red card and the need to rotate the squad due to tired players killed us.

    NEXT UPDATE: THE RUN-IN, PART I


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    Well done brambleten...I just hope you get a kinder draw then I did.

    Twellman - nice to get the manager of the year award especially with the problems that your team was causing.

    Gilbster - Had a great run in the Euro just an unlucky draw, they could have been kinder

    BWZ - I'm liking the game by game updates, I hope you get that promotion!!!

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    B.W.G what is your current unbeaten league streak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by killakerr View Post
    B.W.G what is your current unbeaten league streak?
    Its currently on 153 games but with the AI teams in the league being so weak, I don't really think it means anything.

    EDIT: Just achieved my biggest attendance in the Welsh Premier....809 against Airbus
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    Did you find pretty good staff straight away B.W.G? I'm thinking more along the lines of assistant and scouts to find the gems. I might start this challenge tonight.

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    The two scouts I picked had JPA of 8 and JPP of 9, but at this level its good enough. As for the ass man, went for one who again had ok JPA and JPP but also went for one with decent motivation as I suck at teamtalks and morale seems to play a key role. I was allowed 2 coaches so went for one who had higher attack and the other who had highed defence even though they trained everyone.

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    same as me B.W.G ass man has 14jca and 16jpp and 13 mot. 4 scouts have +15 in jca/jpp

    made the euro cup groups for the first time and youth facilities are being upgraded at last, loving the upgrade screen in boardroom

    EPIC season btw reaching the Quaters B.W.G

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    Thanks greyham, done it again by beating Inter but been given Liverpool, I hate these draws I never get the easiest one . Have to agree with the boardroom upgrade screen, SI have done a brilliant job with the interaction as well. I love using the fans are behind me option when arguing about improving facilites.

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    Major upset in the 3rd round of the Northern Irish Cup. Minows Lower Maze beat Ards 4-3 away!

    I'll admit it, we were lucky, but we have finally started to play well. Campbell has scored 4 in the last 5 now, after a 15 hour goal drought, while Young is a local junor I had to sendt on because of injuries. Looking better and better now that the team has started to gel.

    Still, I need to find a physio. Midway into december now, and I can't find anyone who want the lousy £95 p/w I can offer. The closest I have found is a guy with 2 in physioteraphy, but he wants £150 p/w.

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    Afan Lido - 17/18 - Wales Premier Division

    European Adventure | Star Player | Welsh Cup Final | Table

    Amazing what a team that has already gelled together can do. They still start the league season awfully, but had amazing exploits in Europe. And then I chnaged tactics domestically and we shot up to 2nd in the league. We also made it to the final of the Welsh Cup before losing a match we should have won. At least we have another shot at European money etc..

    I barely bought any players this season, only ones that my scout found in April on free transfers, but due to being drastically over wage budget, suspect I will have issues next season, as I try to hold onto my better players and renew contracts with no money available!

    My aims for the new season are purely do exactlu what we did this season, and hope Neath slip up.

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    2011/12   11th       28       R3      R1          n/e       n/e
    2012/13   11th       31       R3      QF          n/e       n/e
    2013/14   6th        36       SF      SF          n/e       n/e
    2014/15   9th        35       SF      Winner      n/e       n/e
    2015/16   4th        47       R3      QF          n/e       n/e          Won Euro Playoff Final
    2016/17   6th        37       R3      R1          n/e       1st Qual     Won Euro Playoff Final           
    2017/18   2nd        64       R.Up    R1          n/e       3rd Qual
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    Nice upset XaW, who you been drawn against in the next round?

    Excellent season Gilbster, I hope you get a better draw this time.

    As for me, just beat Liverpool 2-0 in the QF 1st leg ...Just got to make sure I dont mess the 2nd leg up.

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    Well done for beating Liverpool, although as a real life Liverpool fan that sort of thing really pains me to write. Good luck for leg 2

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    Sorry to say this Gilbster...just beat liverpool 3-2 in the 2nd leg. We were 3-0 up in 11 minutes and we only had 3 shots on target in the whole game. My reward...a tie with Man Utd, as a City fan...I hate losing to them even if I'm not playing as City

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    Just a quick update before a more expansive one later on: With 5 games left, my Start Otwock side are currently in a promotion place for the first time all season, sitting in 2nd by 3 points. We were even first for a day by virtue of a superior head to head record with Gornik Zabrze, but they took advantage of their game in hand. Next up is a crucial away match against Dolcan Zabki, who have already been relegated. Why can I just see us producing an awful performance given the circumstances?

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.W.G View Post
    Nice upset XaW, who you been drawn against in the next round?
    I'm up against non-league Crumin United, so I should have a fair chance of going through.

    I just discovered a bug with indirect freekicks, which cost me some points. Look here for further info. Really irritating.
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    1st Qualifying Round:

    Leg 1:Afan Lido 0-2 Fehervar (Hungary)

    Think I preferred my draw last season!

    edit: Leg 2: Fehervar 1-1 Afan Lido

    Knew last season was an anomaly. Ah well, back to the strengthening.
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    Unlucky Gilbster, hope you can recoup and have your best season in the league.

    An up date on the european qualification. With Wales getting 2 spots for the champs league and 3 for the Euro Cup. For the european playoff it looks like everything moves down a place, 7th vs 8th is now the quarter final, with the semi finals being 4th vs 7th/8th and 5th vs 6th with the winners facing each other. The winner or runner up of the Welsh cup goes through to the Euro Cup. The other spot is given straight to 3rd place.

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    XaW it sucks when bugs cost you points.

    Better luck next year in Europe Gilbster.

    Hopefully I will be able to get through some games tonight and finish the season above the relegation zone.

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    I'm following this thread to read B.W.G's posts initially, im interested to see how things will play out when the Welsh premier gets to the very top, and the players it will attract!

    KUTGW

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    Skjetten 2012 Season Review



    Objective - To improve upon last year's 9th place finish, and if at all possible get promoted.

    The pre-season saw us bolster the squad with a number of players who would strengthen us no end. This meant that we could really push on and build upon last year's consolidation. The unusual set up in Norway meant that we changed which Second Division League we would be competing in, no idea why! So this year it was in League 2, not 4 and they predicted Skjetten to finish a lowly 11th place.

    I'm glad to say that this didn't prove to be the case

    The boys proved to be quite an attacking unit and at the midpoint we were sitting on top of the pile 4 points clear. I was tempted to post at this point, but i didn't want to tempt fate. Thankfully the boys continued to apply the pressure on our nearest challengers and managed to clinch the title.



    As you can see we did it in some style in the end.

    The players to make a difference were:

    Hakala - The rock had another fine season!
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    Ousseynou Fall - A new signing who joined mid season and looks a reasonable prospect.
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    Henrik Nyhus - A new signing who knew where the net was and was a steady performer.
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    Ronny Fredrikson - Player of the Year, and what a player! A free signing who knew how to cross and where the goal was. A great all round seaosn for the young lad!
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    A really super season all in all. Promotion sees us enter the First Division and a real test of the squad. I need a decent GK and a couple of young lads to come in and support the tired and weary legs of the majority of the squad.

    Target - Challenge for a top half finish, but above all avoid relegation.

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    Good to see some people getting some success here.

    Unlucky Gilbster. If it's any consolation, Fehervar are loaded here. In the game, they offered me the the job a couple of seasons back with an Ł8m transfer kitty. That's 8 million British Pounds, NOT Hungarian Forints.

    And that's a fantastic winning streak in the league B.W.G.. Be fun to see how far it goes.

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    Eger - Hungarian Division I - 2016/17 season review

    This season really was an utter disaster from start to finish. We managed to avoid relegation only by the fact that there were two other utterly pants teams in the division. It wasnt really that we lost so many games, it was that we lost them convincingly without even putting up much of a fight.

    Hungarian Division I 2016/17 table
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    The cups were just as bad as we got knocked out of the Hungarian Cup in the quarter final to Division II Gyirmót and finished bottom of group D in the League Cup.

    One shining light was our giant Egyptian striker Amr Khalil who continued his scoring form of the previous season knocking in 18 goals from 34 appearances. Without him we would surely have been relegated.

    The finances are dire. We are now Ł1.1m in debt. I cant offer decent wages to any half decent players and have no transfer budget to buy any. I hope this is just a gelling issue. The midtable team from the previous season should be doing a lot better than this.
    I do have a few youngsters out at reasonable clubs with 50% sell on clauses. Hopefully they kick in soon and I have some options next season.

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    Cookie15: In the Norwegian leagues, the 2nd division groups are kind of set up regionally, but since group 4 is a mix of Northern Norway and Oslo area, sometimes teams will be have to change groups from season to season. It's a travel saving regime, as it's often cheaper to travel from Oslo to Alta, than from Trondheim to Alta, even if the distance is shorter. Therefore teams around Oslo will often change group, depending on how many Northern teams there are in group 4 and depending on how many teams there are from around Oslo, as I see group 2 is mostly Mid/North-West teams.

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    Has anything been mentioned earlier in the thread regarding getting their countries top division to the highest rank in the ratings. Now that would be amazingly hard I 'd guess?

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    Indeed, Norway is a big place its all air travel once you get too far north (Oslo-Alta is a 2 hour flight compared to 24 hour drive via Sweden) and then all the connections are via Oslo.

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    Thanks JamieLiverpoolfan Brilliant season Cookie, Fastbasher the streak is currently on 161 but the other teams are that poor I don't see it ending for a while and good job on avoiding relegation as well.

    kccircle - it would be amazingly hard as the premiership on mine is still 4.5* which I think could be the highest limit for the league. From 2011-2022, Man Utd have won the Champs legue 6 times!! The other 6 are Lyon with 1, Portugal with 1, Barcelona with 1, Real Madrid with 3.

    I will post another update in a bit, just going to post in the youth player project before I post the end of season up date!

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    End of Season Report: Salthill Devons Irish Premier Division, 2016


    League Table, League Graph
    Irish League Cup – KO Qtr final
    Irish Senior Challenge – KO 3rd Rnd
    All Ireland Cup – Winners
    Euro cup - Group Stages

    Ticket Price €9
    Season ticket price €202
    Season tickets sold 181
    Average Attendance 775
    Premier TV Revenue 2016 - €68,000
    Premier Division Rank
    2010 (159th) 2015 (81st)
    2011 (129th) 2016 (68th)
    2012 (96th)
    2013 (69th)
    2014 (54th)

    Squad

    Transfers

    some agents offering me players i just can't refuse. found a decent french amr/st who was imense kabongo.


    Player/s of the Season



    Will smith - (DC) - 7.08 (37)apps

    Christiano - (ST) - 7.11 (49)apps 26goals


    Youth Players

    none the best so far has been a 1* PA, board have let me build a youth academy tho.


    Finances

    looking good


    Aims

    keep dominating the domestic league, improve where possible. get better backroom staff.

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    2011	     Irish First Division     12th	            n/a
    2012	     Irish First Division     10th	            ISC Finalists
    2013         Irish First Division     1st                   ILC Winners/ Promotion
    2014         Irish Premier Division   4th                   AIC
    2015         irish Premier Division   3rd                   AIC
    2016         Irish Premier Division   1st                   AIC/IPD

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    League is about to start, here are the preseason friendlies:

    Friendly vs. Xanthi (H) 2:0
    Friendly vs. Akratitos (A) 6:0
    Friendly vs. Iraklis (H) 1:0
    Friendly vs. PAOK (H) 0:0
    Friendly vs. Castilla (A) 3:0

    Not a single conceded goal, nice. I've been pretty active with transfers, bringing in 7 players (mostly first team or bench) and selling 10+ players (earned €60K!). I'm sure we will go into debt at the end of the season (I reckon from €450K to €600K in red), mostly because of our wages. I had to do that; I had to bring expensive players as I DO NOT want another season in which we can't play if a player gets injured... So I hope for a promotion.

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    Fantastic season Greyham

    Bridgend Town - Principality Welsh Premier League - 2021/22

    Transfers - was more of the case of buying for the future as they already make good backup players, already got 1 future transfer for next season. He is the next big thing out of Africa...remember the name Mamadou Diallo!!

    Competitions

    Welsh Prem - Table - I said I was going to give them a tonking and I did so. There were some humiliating defeats...I'm looking at you Bangor (8-0). Also got two managers sacked, Llanelli manager was sacked after beating them 7-0 in November. Before that was the Neath manager who was told he would lose his job if he lost to me in the league cup, we beat him 8-1 but he kept his job, didn't get to keep it after we tonked them 7-0 four days later in October!

    Champions League - Semi-Finals - I won't be doing screenshots for qualifiers unless it goes dramatically wrong!!. In the 2nd qualifier we mauled Metalurgs 6-1 on agg. In the 3rd we battered Bohemians 15-4 on agg, in the Champs Playoff we destroyed Dinamo 4-1 over 2 legs.The group stages went like this. We lost our only game at home to Barcelona, the surprise of the group was that Austria Wien did not come bottom. We were given a tough tie against Rafa's Inter. We somehow went through 4-3 on agg!!! (Leg 1:Leg 2)...have a nice day Rafa!!! We were then given his ex-club Liverpool who we disposed of 5-2 on agg!!! (Leg1:Leg 2). As a reward we were given Liverpools fierce rival and the most hated team in the North West...Man Utd!! We went out on penalties after being screwed in the 2nd leg. Rodwell was a mile offside when the ball was played talk about screwing someone over (Leg 1:Leg 2)

    Welsh Cup - Winners - I'm not entirely convinced that Goytre actually turned up for the match but they probably had low morale as they were relegated.

    League Cup - Winners - This was TNS best chance to get revenge after humilating them in the league 4 times. Needless to say....they failed.

    Players/Awards

    Yours truly won Manager of the Year

    Rob Yates was top scorer hitting 49 in total and has developed a friendly rivalry with david Stewart. He claimed Top Scorer after hitting 29 in the league.

    Alan Williams was top of the assist chart with 50!!! He secured Player of the Year and Fans Player of the Year. All he needs now is an England Cap!

    David Stewart had quiet season by his standards but still managed 2nd Place in the Welsh Player of the Year.

    Last Season Youth prospect Saeed Al-Qarni collected Welsh Young Player of the Year. Interesting note is Josh Edwards who came 3rd was on loan to TNS from us!

    Jacob Knudsen won Young Player of the Year.

    We dominated Team of the Season making it 3 in a row.

    Youth Players to watch for the new season is Jamie Edwards. He will be backup to the best England player who has never been fully capped, Alan Williams.

    Expectations

    Same as always domination and improvement. Doesn't matter if your Bridgend or Man Utd, theres always room for improvement.

    Continue to haul the Welsh Premier League up the rankings. We currently sit at 68th which is still 2*, 52nd seems to be where 2.5* starts so not far off.

    To give the Welsh league another good tonking but I hope they will also pull their weight in Europe.

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    2011/12    2nd      Runners Up        N/A             N/A        Euro Cup Qualifcation
    2012/13    1st      Winners           N/A             2nd QL     Domestic Treble
    2013/14    1st      Winners           2nd QL          N/A        Domestic Treble
    2014/15    1st      Winners           2nd QL          N/A        Domestic Treble.     
    2015/16    1st      Winners           Play Off        Group      Domestic Treble.
    2016/17    1st      Winners           Group Stage     N/A        Domestic Treble
    2017/18    1st      Winners           Group Stage     N/A        Domestic Treble
    2018/19    1st      Winners           Group Stage     N/A        Domestic Treble
    2019/20    1st      Winners           Group Stage     Q.Finals   Domestic Treble.
    2020/21    1st      Winners           Q.Finals        N/A        Domestic Treble.
    2021/22    1st      Winners           Semi-Final      N/A        Domestic Treble.

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    Many thanks gents for explaining the issue with the Second Division in Norway. Hopefully won't have an issue with it now that we've been promoted, hmmmm have i just jinxed myself!

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    I only believe that jinxes will happen if you believe they will happen, thats why I don't believe in them

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    unreal B.W.G i can now scout the world so managed to hire 10 scouts with all 18 + JPA and ssent them to brazil, africa ( the africans look class bought myself one ) and sent everywhere else

    i feel now i have the best team in the league by far, but still only scraping wins. tactics on this game are by far the hardest, do you play very fluid/overload by anychance in the league?

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    Greyham - I've noticed the African strikers are class on my save...I missed out on one from Ghana but I got a really good one for Senegal... Mamadou Diallo. I've also noticed good players from Poland,Denmark and Bulgaria.

    I used the classic creator so I didn't use the fluid/overload, I've uploaded it for you if you want to have a look. Heres the Tactic. It creates alot of chances from midfield so if you have good strikers then you should be able to tuck some away. If your still quite weak in Europe then I wouldn't recommend using it against the stronger teams.
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    Start Otwock - Polish First Division - The Run-In 11/12, Part I


    Finally, it’s squeaky bum time. That time of year where heroes and antiheroes are born. Every match is poised on a knife-edge, the difference between the euphoria of promotion and the agony another slog through the second division is often one goal.

    Now then, Start Otwock…contenders or pretenders? We’re about to find out.

    Game #25: (A) Ruch Chorzow 0-0
    Remember, this is the same side that stole 3 points from us in Otwock with 2 late goals. I’d obviously have liked a little revenge, but given that they’re in the thick of the promotion chase themselves, if you’d have told me prior to the match that we’d get a point out of it, I’d have snapped your hand off. On the pitch, we were pretty well dominated. Our backline (well 3 out of the 4…left back was a weak link) played very well collectively and we somehow snuck out with a point. It was key to avoid defeat, especially since this was our 3rd match in a 6 day span.

    Game #26: (A) Odra Wodzislaw 0-1
    Delighted with the 3 points here. Odra are better than their position in the table indicates. In a game of precious few chances, it was our execution from a corner that made the difference. Lewandowski’s goal made bearing the downpour conditions worth it.

    Game #27: (H) Polkowice 4-2
    We were playing a side that would surely be on a high as they were coming off a victory against Ruch Chorzow. We really showed the difference in class between ourselves and Polkowice – who had spent the entire season in the lower reaches of the table. From the off, the attacking football and the manner in which we played in the all-important final third of the pitch was breathtaking. Dare I say, our first half performance would have been applauded by the likes of Arsenal. Our front three of Kozakiewicz (brilliant goal and 2 assists), Mikhalevskyi (goal and assist) and Matus (goal and assist) was in sublime form. We were 3-0 up at the interval and cruising. We were well on our way to our first comfortable victory in what seemed like ages – probably since the early stages of the season!

    Game #28: (A) Gornik Walbrzych 1-3
    The first game of a 3 game stretch against teams either relegated or firmly rooted in the relegation zone. We really should be taking 9 points from these games if we want to celebrate promotion at the end of the season. Despite being away, I trusted in our quality and thus attacked from the off. It took about half an hour, but we finally took the lead. Only to give it back 10 minutes later. Don’t let the scoreline fool you. This was actually a very close, nail-biting encounter. It wasn’t until less than 20 minutes from the whistle that we took the lead. Their keeper spilled a harmless cross, which the opportunistic Matus made no mistake with for his 2nd of the match. It was also nice to see Bala, who was just returning from his ribs injury, come off the bench to bag the insurance marker. Pad that goal difference baby, you never know…

    Game #29: (H) Lechia Zielona Gora 3-2
    This was another game in which I was hoping to pad the goal difference column. As opposed to the last match, though, this one was never as close as the score indicates. The reckless style which we adopted made it closer than it should have been in the end. We always held a lead and were clearly in control. Roles were reversed in this one, with Bala, returned to the starting lineup in place of Mikhalevskyi, bagging a brace and Matus chipping in with another.

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    With 5 games remaining, this is the table. Undoubtedly the pick of our last matches is the home encounter we’ll have against Gornik Leczna on the third to last matchday of the season.

    I have full faith in my team, but even if we fail I’ll be proud of what we’ve achieved.

    One problem I’ve noticed is that I haven’t been involved in a single cup match this season. Don’t know why that is, but it’s not been good for our finances, as we’re currently over 50K in the red.


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    Good luck BWZ...you can do it!!!!!

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    Thanks, B.W.G. That game against Gornik Leczna really is going to settle it, I feel. It's funny too, because for most of the season when asked by the reporters which team I saw lifting the title, I always responded the same way - Gornik Leczna. Hopefully we don't slip up against already relegated Dolcan Zabki in our next match, though. I'd be more confident if we were at home, where we very rarely lose. It looks like the classic banana peel game to me.

    Also, B.W.G. - your updates and progress are inspiring. I remember how a short while ago I'd tipped you to make it out of the CL group stages - and now you've been in a semi-final! Unbelievable. Keep up the fantastic work.

    I may be getting a bit ahead of myself, but what are your plans after you've completed the challenge? Will you continue managing in Wales to see how much you can improve the league's reputation?

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    I'll be staying at Bridgend, see if I can overtake the English Prem and I hope to manage Wales and win them the World Cup!!! I'm a ambitious person....to be the best you got to beat the best both at club and international level!

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    For the love of God....why can't I be given a simpler group then what I normally get. This time I've been drawn against Man Utd, Sevilla and Rapid Wien. Anyone fancy a Euro Cup winners medal

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    Wpw BWG, amazing. Simply amazing. A little funny how those amazing players you have are only worth a few pounds! I can't even believe how you got to the semifinals. Bravo! In no time, the Welsh league will be top 50. It has to be.

    Are any other Welsh teams doing anything in Europe?

    Update coming soon from me!

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    Santa Claus 2016

    Lets start simple, we won the cup 6-1 despite getting a red card after 17 minutes. We also managed to win the league with playing rotation/reserves in a lot of matches. Reason for this is crazy congestion, I keep getting 3 games a week before European matches at least it shows my reserves are up to it now.

    So, onto Europe, we drew Westerlo of Belgium and were beaten in a tight match away. We were destroying them at home but at 1-1 we needed 2 goals, put 4 strikers on the pitch and were saved by Estonian international Ken Kallaste.

    Westerlo 1-0 Santa Claus
    Santa Claus 3-1 Westerlo

    Next up, Stade Rennais of France and Timo Furuholm has the beating of their right back the whole game and a comical error by their goalkeeper gave us the lead and it finished 2-2 away. At home we bundled home a messy early goal and then as they pushed late we punished them on the counter to win 2-0.

    Stade Rennais 2-2 Santa Claus
    Santa Claus 2-0 Stade Rennais

    Into the group stage we had good tight games with HSV which I though would be the hardest matches, Heerenveen hammered us which I thought would be the easiest match and we got a bit unlucky not to draw in Russia and not to win in Rovaniemi in mid December which according to FM was played in 0ºC but in reality would be more like -20ºC at least.

    Santa Claus 1-1 HSV
    Dinamo Moscow 1-0 Santa Claus
    sc Heerenveen 2-0 Santa Claus
    Santa Claus 2-3 sc Heerenveen
    HSV 1-1 Santa Claus
    Santa Claus 2-2 Dinamo Moscow

    Anyway we finished bottom of the group, on with next season.

    League: Winners
    Squad: Growing
    Best Player: Laur Călin
    Best Finn: Toni Ståhl
    Top Scorer: Laur Călin

    Next season: Champions League!

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    2012 | Ykkönen       | 7th      | 3rd Round   | N/A        | N/A       | N/A
    2013 | Ykkönen       | 3rd      | 3rd Round   | N/A        | N/A       | N/A
    2014 | Ykkönen       | 1st      | 3rd Round   | N/A        | N/A       | N/A
    2015 | Veikkausliiga | 2nd      | Winners     | Quarters   | N/A       | N/A
    2015 | Veikkausliiga | Winners  | Winners     | Semi       | N/A       | Group 4th

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    Welsh Premiership - 2013/14

    Transfers we sent our scouts out to England and brought ourselves some for free. Young but capable. At the same time we are the team with more players in the U-19 and U-21 national call-ups, so no one can say we are not patriotic either!

    - Third season in Wales was a happier one than past years. I eventually came out of my shell and decided to go all out and buy myself some wingers to, for the first time, get a 4-4-2 tactic going, instead of the 4 midfielders in the middle of the pitch.

    - It worked. And how! We managed to get on the lead for seven weeks before loosing a bit of air in the second third of the season, where we fluctuated between the top 4 of the league. However, by week 19 we regained that lead and never looked back!

    - We finished the league 1st, as the most scoring and second less conceding tea in the league, and setting a record for most points in one season (70). Haverfordwest definitely gave us a fight, but we got out of the cave and claimed our first league in the history of the club. Am I an idol for the fans yet? No. Am I happy? Heck yeah. We topped our season with a 4-1 home win against rivals Llanelli. What could be better?

    And hey, the first taste of Europe i am going to get is going to be a little tournament called the European Champions League. So there.

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    Loosemores Cup
    - We beat our biggest rival this year, Haverdfordwest, 3-1 at home, to then lose to Llanelli home 0-1 in the quarterfinals. Oh well.

    Welsh Cup
    - Once again, raging by the end of out cup run. We beat Coedpoeth, lower division team, 3-2 away, and did the same against Dolgellau at home, trashing them 5-0. Aberystwyth gave us a fight in the qurterfinals, but we won on overtime 1-2, in one of the most intense games of the year.

    - In the semifinals, obviously Haverdofrdwest we the rival...we played away, and we played well. However, the game went like this: goal called off for Afan; penalty missed by Afan; two injuries in the last twenty minutes, Afan with nine; 1-0 , 2-0, and home. It was so frustrating. However, we gave them a fight in the league, so I feel like we were the winners of the year. They went on to win the Cup.

    - We had TNS of course away. We were winning 0-1 and dominating...red card, two injuries, and the game ends 2-1.

    - We are finally in Europe...which was my first goal, but my second goal, the league, came with it on the same year. Amazing. i am on top of the world, and now, having a bit of a headache as to how we will manage not to be trashed in Europe...if all problems were of that kind...life is good


    In other news

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    - Arron Davies, 29 year old winger who arrived from Peterborough on a free, was the leading scorer (9) and the lead assistant (9) of the team. Was not counting on that one. Mark Richardson broke his leg and was out six months; otherwise he would have been the lead scorer for sure.

    Geraint Williams went from the youngsters to playing 20 games with the first team. At age 17, he has no big features whatsoever; he is not tall, or strong, or skilled, or anything in between...how does he do it? No idea, but he was our best player.

    - We now have 7-8 players being called for the U-19 and U-21 Welsh teams.

    - Season passes - 33, one more than last year...thanks for finally coming, Dad!
    - Attendance - 111 in average, 16 more than last year. Still 1% of the stadium's capacity. When we score and the reporter shouts "the guards try to hold the fans"...I think he is being sarcastic.
    - Club's value - £350k - £75k more than last year.
    - Match/Season ticket - £5.80/£50 - £-.10/0 than last year. They should go up next year!
    - The league is...359th, down from 263th. Wow.

    2011/12 - Welsh Premiership - 9th 39p - 4th round Welsh Cup - Loosemores Cup Champions!
    2012/13 - Welsh Premiership - 6th 44p - QF Welsh Cup - QF Loosemores Cup - Manager of the Year!?!
    2013/14 - Welsh Premiership - 1st 70p - Semis Welsh Cup - QF Loosemores Cup - Manager of the Year!

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    Wow, the league has gone down to 400 and something now, and in terms of coefficients, we are now dead last...after Andorra. Really???

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    Holy crap!!! This is only 2014!!!



    Third place!!!

    Could this mean anything for the country in terms of reputation or better regens???


    Edit: Ay ay. Looks like there is going to be a takeover. Yikes.
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    Well, the takeover never happened, but in the info screen, the chairman is still looking for offers. We'll see.

    In other news, we officially welcomed Bridgend, the recently promoted side, this way.

    Welcome!

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    Just completed my first season with Queen's university, will hopefully get update and screenshots (including my manager profile) up later on. Avoided the drop by bout ten points but major improvement will be needed to challenge for the league next year.

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    Twellman - I think the value has something to do with the reputation of the league, as the reputation of the league goes up so does the value of the players. Also brilliant season there and good luck in the Champs league. One last thing...i'm going to make sure I give recently promoted Afan Lido a good tonking for showing me that Bridgend result
    Last edited by B.W.G; 16-11-2010 at 11:17.

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    It would be interesting if you could beat that 9-0 against them B.W.G also great stuff twellman24, really starting to shine now

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    Quote Originally Posted by the greyham View Post
    It would be interesting if you could beat that 9-0 against them B.W.G also great stuff twellman24, really starting to shine now
    Although its not quite Afan Lido - I just destroyed Bangor City 11-0, only downside is Knudsen has broke his arm and is out 5-6 weeks!!! Biggest win to date!!

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    Dunloy 2012/13 Season Update - Northern Irish First Division Division - Marky Mark!

    2011/12 - Second Division - 2nd, Steel & Sons Cup Quarter Final, League Cup Quater Final - Promotion!

    2012/13 - First Division - 1st, Irish Cup Quarter Final, North Irish Co Am Quarter Final, League Cup Runner Up, Intermediate Cup Winners, Steel & Sons Cup Winners - Promotion!
    26 Pld, 13 Won, 13 Drn, 0 Lst, 46 For, 22 Ag, +24 GD

    After just managing promotion last season with a squad of over 30's and loanees, I decided I needed more sustainable squad this season and spent a lot more time going through potential transfers. Of course, my reputation was still not good enough to get any non-UK players to join me, however the number of UK / Irish players that were willing to join my club had greatly increased, and some of them were actually half decent. Whilst some of my targets got picked up by other Northern Irish clubs, I still managed 14 signings (all under 30 this time, including an U21 Irish representative), as well as 24 more loanees.

    With the new signings, I had an almost brand new starting XI, and they dominated the First Division from the start, managing to go the whole season unbeaten in the league (although I had to come from 0-2 down in the last game of the season to secure a 2-2 draw), with 13 wins and 13 draws.

    2012/13 League Table and Graph

    In addition to the undefeated league performance, the team also won the Intermediate Cup and Steel & Sons Cup, but failed to win the bigger Irish Cup and League Cup.

    As far as signings go, all 14 were much better than the existing players, but there were probably two star players in particular:

    Fan's Player of the Season: Liam Buchanan - This 27 year old Scottish striker, who started his career at Hearts, was by far and away the best player in the squad, and probably the best player in the First Division. Although he was quite injury prone (3 injuries during the season), he still managed 26 goals, 13 assists and 8 MoM in 39 apps at 7.41 - missing out on the Top League Goalscorer by 1 due to games missed by injury. Super player, and should be at his prime for next season.

    Best U21 Signing: Joseph Rafferty - 19 year old English defender who was let go by Liverpool, I quickly snapped him up, and slotted straight into the defence, getting 7 MoM in 45 apps at 7.26. Whilst his technical and mental attributes aren't fantastic, he is still quite young, and he already has great all round physical stats - who knows how good he can be?

    2013 Seasonal Best XI and Overall Best XI

    Finances wise, we only lost $63k, but that was due to another $280k of investments by the board - that god for the board!

    2013 Finances

    Again, no youth prospects, and no money to build youth facilities, but I'll keep on asking.

    Given how I romped this season in, and even beat a few Premier Division teams in the cups, I am quietly confident that with a few more signings I might be able to qualify for Europe in my first season in the top flight, but who knows, these words might come back to haunt me!

    New Club Records
    Highest League Position: 1st in First Division
    Highest Attendance: 187 v Carrick First Division 27/4/2013
    Average Attendance: 67
    Highest Scoring Game: 5-2 v Dergview (A) First Division 9/2/2013
    Highest Scoring League Game: 5-2 v Dergview (A) First Division 9/2/2013
    Most Games Without Losing: 35 - 15/9/2012 to 9/3/2013
    Most Games Without Conceding: 4 - 15/9/2012 to 26/9/2012
    Top Goalscorer: Liam Buchanan - 26
    Top League Goalscorer: Liam Buchanan - 15
    Most Goals in Match: Lee Thompson - 3 (4-0 Wellington Rec (A) Steel & Sons Cup 2nd Rnd 29/8/2012)
    Most Assists: Liam Buchanan - 13
    Highest Average Rating: Liam Buchanan - 7.41 (39 apps)
    Most Man of Match: Liam Buchanan - 8
    Worst Discipline: Gary Russell - 5 yellow cards / 1 red card
    Most League Apps for Club: Bob Malcolm - 53
    Most League Goals for Club: Lee Thompson - 15
    Fastest Goal: Liam Buchanan - 1 minute and 5 seconds (v Newry in the Northern Irish First Division 19/9/2012)

    Steam Achievements: 19 / 86
    New Steam Achievements: Hat-trick, Top of the Class, Iron Curtain, Scoring Streak, Invincible!, He's Sold!, We Trust You, On a Roll, Top Form

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    Well played Marky Mark!-Good luck in the premier. Buchanan played exceptionally well throught the season. Keep up the good work

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    After a remarkable debut season in the Czech Division the board now want us to obtain a safe top half finish as a follow up. This is not going to end well /o\

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twellman24 View Post
    Well, the takeover never happened, but in the info screen, the chairman is still looking for offers. We'll see.

    In other news, we officially welcomed Bridgend, the recently promoted side, this way.

    Welcome!
    Heres one for you Twellman - Afan Lido, heres a welcome to the Prem courtesy of the Champs....Result.....Told you I'd make sure I'd give them a good tonking

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    I ****ing hate this game and I ****ing hate this challenge It's drawn me in YET AGAIN FFS

    Starting again as Sampion in Slovenia.

    GUNDO: reset date in Slovenia is still the first of July

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSJMcNeill View Post
    Just completed my first season with Queen's university, will hopefully get update and screenshots (including my manager profile) up later on. Avoided the drop by bout ten points but major improvement will be needed to challenge for the league next year.
    Good to see you playing in N.Ireland - but this doesn't fit in with the Gundo challenge as Queen's are already a league club.

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    Afan Lido - 18/19

    Table

    Similar to last season but less points, worse in Europe and Neath just keep improving. Neath are professional and got to group stage of Champions League this season.

    Career So Far

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    2011/12   11th       28       R3      R1          n/e       n/e
    2012/13   11th       31       R3      QF          n/e       n/e
    2013/14   6th        36       SF      SF          n/e       n/e
    2014/15   9th        35       SF      Winner      n/e       n/e
    2015/16   4th        47       R3      QF          n/e       n/e          Won Euro Playoff Final
    2016/17   6th        37       R3      R1          n/e       1st Qual     Won Euro Playoff Final           
    2017/18   2nd        64       R.Up    R1          n/e       3rd Qual
    2018/19   2nd        54       R4      Winner      n/e       1st Qual

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    http://yfrog.com/goprofilej

    Decided to have a go myself. Last time I played the Gundo challenge properly was two years a go in Switzerland and thoroughly enjoyed it. Going to try playing my own league at home in N.Ireland. After a bit of reloading I've thrown up a club close to home, Ballymacash Rangers. Onwards and upwards.

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    Another good season Gilbster, I noticed that Neath and TNS are in roles reverse on your save. On mine TNS are the nearest challenges while Neath normally lie in the relegation group, have Neath had a takeover with money involved because no AI on mine has made it out of the qualifiers.

    Good luck irishresearcher

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    Any of you guys have any trouble in affording scouts?

    Tried this out last night in Wales and N.Ireland and both times could only spend around £80 p/w on scouts. Scouts with 9/9 for JPP and JPA want at least £300.

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    Although I dont have any money to ask for facility improvements, on a whim I asked my board to enhance my scouting range. And they agreed, and now I can scout the whole of Europe. Just need to persuade them that more scouts would be useful.

    edit: Oooh and I get to join the Euro Cup at the 2nd Qualifying round this year, and will be playing the winner of Valur (Iceland) and Birirkara (Malta). There is some hope.

    Any tips on which European countries I should send my scouts too?

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    TAoD - Have you had a look at those with obscure reputations, it will probably take ages trying to find some.

    Gilbster - When I was allowed to scout the whole of Europe, I sent one to scandanavia, central europe and eastern europe, might take a bit longer finding gems then sending to a specific country.

    EDIT: I think I've been screwed out the champs league as Me and Sevilla finished on 10 points....the rules say its sorted on head to head,Goal Difference, Goal Scored then coefficient. Our head to head was Sevilla 1-2 Bridgend and Bridgend 0-1 Sevilla, I had higher goal difference and goal scored then them in group and if its club coefficient then I'm ranked higher the Sevilla.
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    Euro Cup - Qual Round 2 - Leg 1

    Lets hope I can follow that up with a good away leg performance.

    I have set my scouts to follow yoru suggestions B.W.G after they have finished scouting the countries I started them on.

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    Good result Gilbster, the rest of my focus is on the Euro Cup this season as I think I got done over in the Champs League

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    You know what, I never asked if i could scout more. I can only scout the UK as of today I am having a big problem finding a decent center defender, as of now there is none in Wales and cannot find any in the UK. So I'll try that.

    Are your clubs still semi-pro? Mine still is. Probably the only semi one in the CL.

    BWG, mine still stands as a better result; yours was 0-8 until Afan got one sent off

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    Qual Round 2 - Leg 2

    Fantastic result from the team and coming up next a tie against Metalist (Ukraine).

    Leg 1: Metalist 2-0 Afan Lido
    Last edited by Gilbster; 16-11-2010 at 15:52.

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    Good Luck Gilbster

    Twellman - I've gone full time. If you make the champions playoff 2 or 3 times then that should give you roughly £6 million (even if you lose the playoff), there will be an option in the boardroom interaction for your club to go professional. The next result is even worse for Afan Lido....you finished with 10 men again and lost 13-0 but that followed me thumping TNS 7-0, Aberystwyth 7-0 and Carmarthen 6-0., thye met my club at the wrong time!!

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    Wow, poor guys. It is very interesting to see how Neath is doing so well in Gil's save though. Group stages for an AI team is crazy.

    I only made around £275k for my CL run--so I guess those millions are far away. We'll see. I really need to get talking with the board more though! Did not know about all those features. Of course we are about to have a takeover anytime soon, so I'll have to wait.

    Do you remember how long it took you to get an improvement on youngsters facilities? I have been asking for three years straight and nothing; I have around £600k in the bank.

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