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Thread: dafuge's FM11 challenge

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    I'm getting killed by injuries:

    First choice AML - 4 weeks.
    First choice fast Striker - 3 months.
    First choice DR - Broken leg - 5 months.
    Second choice AML - 3 months.
    Second choice DM - 2 months.
    First choice fast striker - Came back, played two games, out for a month.
    First choice AML - Came back, then out again for 3 months.
    Third choice AML - 3 months.
    I don't even know what choice winger out for a month.
    First choice Left back - A month.
    The sub left back who came on when the first choice got hurt - 2 weeks.
    First choice keeper - 4 weeks.
    Another low choice winger who is in because of other injuries - 6 weeks
    2nd choice right back - 4 weeks.
    First choice DM - 3 months, season ending.
    First choice RB - 6 weeks, potentially season ending.
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    Nantwich - Championship 2021/2022
    Media Prediction - 12th out of 24.
    Actual Position - 7th



    This season was ruined by two things:
    The moronic chairman accepting a bid for my best player, my AML. For 3.3 million.

    One season after I'd bought him. For 4.5. Thank you chairman. You probably just cost us a playoff spot.

    The second. Injuries.
    Just some of the injuries:
    First choice AML - 4 weeks.
    First choice fast Striker - 3 months.
    First choice DR - 5 months.
    Second choice AML - 3 months.
    Second choice DM - 2 months.
    First choice fast striker - Came back, played two games, out for a month.
    First choice AML - Came back, then out again for 3 months.
    Third choice AML - 3 months.
    I don't even know what choice winger out for a month.
    First choice Left back - A month.
    The sub left back who came on when the first choice got hurt - 2 weeks.
    First choice keeper - 4 weeks.
    Another low choice winger who is in because of other injuries - 6 weeks
    2nd choice right back - 4 weeks.
    First choice DM - 3 months, season ending.
    First choice RB - 6 weeks, potentially season ending.

    This definitely cost me a playoff spot.

    Our new 8,750 seat stadium was completed, as was a Youth Recruitment Network upgrade.

    Code:
    Season             League        League Finish              Other Notes
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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship 7th
    Code:
    Competitions Won:
    League Two             2017/2018
    Blue Square Premier    2015/2016
    Blue Square North      2013/2014
    
    Personal Achievements: 
    Manager Of The Month Awards :
    Championship - Apr 2024, Dec 2022, Dec 2020
    League One - Jan 2018, Dec 2017
    League Two - Aug 2017
    Blue Square Premier - March 2015, Aug 2015
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2019/20 League One                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd
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    Hey all. Ive read all the way through this thread and ive decided to join in. I am currently loading for Didcot Town as i live about a mile away from the stadium. I may change my mind as ive already done a few hours of loading with no luck. Cant wait to get started

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikeologist View Post
    Dafuge played for about 70-80 seasons last year, and had 2 named after him. Does anyone know when the first Dafuge Stadium was last year? I think we tend to get new stadiums about every 10 years, but of course not necessarily named after us.
    You can reload for a different stadium name if you're in the legends.

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    Wow. This is weird.

    The board message told me that the "future fee" on a player I sold to Chelsea could be 'bought' by Chelsea. I could sell it and get money.

    The clause was a 25% of future profit.

    The buyout was £4.5 million.

    He's only worth 3.2 million now. The board sold him for 3.3 million (over my head, a season after I paid 4.5 million for him).

    I have no idea how it works out like that. That'd mean for Chelsea to make a 'profit' on that on sale fee, they'd have to sell him for over 20 million pounds.

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    After 5 hours last night of reloading for Didcot I have decided that if Weymouth come up I will take that role. Hopefully I will be able to get started today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam owen-jones View Post
    After 5 hours last night of reloading for Didcot I have decided that if Weymouth come up I will take that role. Hopefully I will be able to get started today.
    Afraid Didcot coming up was incredibly unlikely, (unless the reputation had been changed) but hopefully Weymouth will appear reasonably quickly.

    There's a thread with saves for various teams here
    http://community.sigames.com/showthr...57#post6077357

    but unfortunately they're not for the latest update.

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    Nantwich - Championship 2023/2024
    Media Prediction - 10th out of 24.
    Actual Position - 2nd.



    A new tactic really paid dividends after a quarter of the season had passed, we were languishing in 13th. A new tactic, and result flowed, long unbeaten stretches, controlled pass and move, goals galore and solid at the back. We only lost 3 of the matches after the new tactic came in.

    We pushed on and on, climbing the table. In the 2nd last game of the season we played Champions Stoke, and after they had a 6th minute red card, we piled on the pressure, kept it tight and dominated them. 15 shots to 2, 66% to 33% possesion, and a 3-0 win gave us the automatic promotion when Sunderland went down 2-1 vs Norwich.

    In the cups, we made the 3rd round of the LC before getting smashed by Huddersfield, and went out in the 3rd round of the FA Cup vs Nottingham Forest.

    Our finances are bad, we haven't got the 'solidarity' payment yet, but we only have £95,714 in the bank.

    On to the Premiership though.

    The board has Training and Youth Facilities upgrades in planning, but cancelled them due to having no money.

    What did happen was a 4,187 seat expansion which will be the stadium up to 12,500 seats. The expansion is costing £4.86 million due to league requirements. It was already all-seater, there must just be some other requirement that the new stadium wasn't meeting.

    The squad:


    Des Clamp: The scorer of goals.
    http://i52.tinypic.com/x3s8xt.jpg

    Paulo Cesar: The other scorer of goals.
    http://i56.tinypic.com/dqgh7b.jpg

    Joakim Andersen: The defender and playmaker and all around midfield dynamo. Unfortunately, he'll be leaving on a free as this is the first season he's really come to play, and he rejected all my attempts are getting him to sign a new contract. A big big loss.
    http://i56.tinypic.com/esu7o7.jpg

    Sam Johnstone: The keeper of cleansheets. He's actually an 18 year old Manchester United trainee at the moment in real life, but he's been my first choice keeper from the Blue Square Premier in 2014, he has 402 league appearances, and gets better with age. He'll be at the club until he retires.
    http://i52.tinypic.com/2eugwzo.jpg

    Code:
    Season             League        League Finish              Other Notes
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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    Code:
    Competitions Won:
    League Two             2017/2018
    Blue Square Premier    2015/2016
    Blue Square North      2013/2014
    
    Personal Achievements: 
    Manager Of The Month Awards :
    Championship - Apr 2024, Dec 2022, Dec 2020
    League One - Jan 2018, Dec 2017
    League Two - Aug 2017
    Blue Square Premier - March 2015, Aug 2015
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2019/20 League One                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd
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    Crispypaul - Carshalton - Season 2014/15 - nPower League One

    Predicted to finish 24th we end up sneaking promotion by coming second on the last day of the season.

    We were knocked out in the 4th round of the FA cup to West Ham and won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with a fine win over Stockport

    Key players:

    Nialle Rodney

    Niccola Valsecchi

    Lucio Longobardi

    Marian Voronak

    Jason Puncheon

    Aim for this season is to not get relegated!

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    Season        Division            Position                 Achievements
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    2011/12       BSS                 1st                       Champions, Promoted
    2012/13       BSP                 1st                        Champions, Promoted, FAT Winners
    2013/14       L2                   1st                        Champions, Promoted
    2014/15       L1                   2nd                      Promoted, JPT Winners
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    Nantwich - Premiership 2024/2025
    Media Prediction - 20th out of 20th.
    Actual Position - 17th.

    This season came right down to the wire, on the final day we faced 9th place Chelsea, whilst 18th was occupied by West Ham, who faced Fulham. We need to match or better their result as long as we didn't lose by two more than they lost by.

    In the end, they got smashed 5-2, whilst we had a brilliantly fighting 2-2 draw and that secured our position.

    There were two major transfers, and both took place in the January window. The first was selling our CB Rafhina to Valencia for £10,000,00 + a 50% profit clause, after he refused to listen to my pleas to stay with the club and sign a new contract. I'm hoping the board will negotiate a large buy-out clause to bring his total price closer to £15,000,000.

    We completed the purchase of a high potential Brazilian AM/ST as well as he turned 18.

    The big incoming move was an £8,000,000 move for a 23 year old top class striker. I'd tried to sign him earlier only to be thwarted by the work permit authority, but for some reason he suddenly gained Serbian citizenship and I made him mine. He did well up front, scoring 6 goals at an AvR of 7.04 in 15 apps. With more quality around him he should do a lot better as long as I can build the squad up again.

    We had a nice League Cup run, getting to the 4th round before losing to Middlesborough. In the FA Cup, we beat Everton in a reply but lost to fellow new boys, and now relegated Stoke.

    Financially, the TV rights have brought us to about £20,000,000 balance. They are expanding the stadium again to 15,405 in total, as well as upgrading our training and youth facilities.

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    Season             League        League Finish              Other Notes
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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    2024/2025    Premiership                17th. Survived.
    Code:
    Competitions Won:
    League Two             2017/2018
    Blue Square Premier    2015/2016
    Blue Square North      2013/2014
    
    Personal Achievements: 
    Manager Of The Month Awards :
    Championship - Apr 2024, Dec 2022, Dec 2020
    League One - Jan 2018, Dec 2017
    League Two - Aug 2017
    Blue Square Premier - March 2015, Aug 2015
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2019/20 League One                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd

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    Nantwich - Premiership 2025/2026
    Media Prediction - 19th out of 20th.
    Actual Position - 15th.

    This season was far more comfortable. We never actually dropped into the relegation zone, and had a very comfortable buffer of at least 6 points.

    I made some big moves in the transfer market, bringing in a new CB, DR, ST, GK and a couple of experienced players in on free's.

    On the outgoing side, we had a very annoying outgoing transfer. The striker I bought last season for £8,000,000 was bought by Chelsea, who hit his £16,000,000 release clause.

    When January hit I wanted to strengthen the squad in an attacking sense. I purchased an AMC I've been chasing for £15,000,000m, a replacement striker for £11.75m and finally a left winger for £6m

    Pretty much all my incoming transfers are done in 2/3/4 year monthly instalments, to enable me to stretch the budget out. It's paying off at the moment, financially we are solid but not outstanding, but it's realistically kept us in the top flight. We have about half a million a month in installments going out for the next 2 years, at which point it'd drop down to 300k. This of course assumes I don't sell anyone. Which I'll be trying my hardest not to.

    We upgrade the facilities some more, and the board are having the youth facilities upgraded again. Hopefully they'll do the stadium as well. We packed it out this year in all but a handful of games.

    I also changed Assistant Manager. The one I had just wasn't quite good enough any more, especially when a guy with 20/20 Ability/Potential as well as the other good stats (except Man Management) I snapped him up and sent the other guy packing.

    Squad wise, I'd need another DM, an MC and a new 3rd choice keeper.

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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    2024/2025    Premiership                17th.
    2025/2026 Premiership 15th.
    Code:
    Competitions Won:
    League Two             2017/2018
    Blue Square Premier    2015/2016
    Blue Square North      2013/2014
    
    Personal Achievements: 
    Manager Of The Month Awards :
    Championship - Apr 2024, Dec 2022, Dec 2020
    League One - Jan 2018, Dec 2017
    League Two - Aug 2017
    Blue Square Premier - March 2015, Aug 2015
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2019/20 League One                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd

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    Good to see someone other than me appears to be playing this challenge still!

    I've been a bit busy since my last update but have got through pre-season and up to 1st September so far. Sitting mid table after winning both my home games but losing both away games - and have also got through to the 3rd round of the League Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispypaul View Post
    Good to see someone other than me appears to be playing this challenge still!

    I've been a bit busy since my last update but have got through pre-season and up to 1st September so far. Sitting mid table after winning both my home games but losing both away games - and have also got through to the 3rd round of the League Cup.
    I got bored of it... I'll be returning soon to it though

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    Nantwich - Premiership 2026/2027
    Media Prediction - 15th out of 20th.
    Actual Position - 8th.

    What a great season, having come pretty well close to finalising my best 11, we proceeded to tear up the league for a club of our stature, eventually setting into a great mid-table position of 8th. Unfortunately, this doesn't qualify us for Europa League again, but honestly Europa is more hassle than it's worth.

    The big transfers I brought in last year really gelled well. At the start of the season our top class striker was nearly sold to Arsenal, who offered a deal including clauses of about £24m, but he knocked back their contract. He went on to score 15 goals in the league, 4 in the cup and 13 on the continent. The AMC I bought scored 3 goals and 9 assists.

    In the various cups:
    Carling Cup: 1-0 win vs Everton, 1-0 win vs Nottm Forest, 0-1 loss to Blackburn in the Quarter Final.

    FA Cup: 3-0 win vs Bristol Rovers, 1-0 win vs Leicester, 2-0 win vs Cardiff, a poor 2-1 loss to Derby in the 6th round.

    Europa League qualification:
    We cruised through the qualifiers, we utterly destroyed teams so badly I could afford to play for fun and let our keeper go forward for attacks, and he scored 4 goals, two each in the 2nd legs of the 2nd and 3rd qualifying rounds. He missed out on a hat-trick when he hit the bar on a penalty.

    Europa League Group Stage:
    Qualified 2nd from the group containing Atletico Madrid (home Draw, away Loss), Wolfsburg (home Win and away draw) and Rosenborg (won both).

    Europa League KO:
    First KO Round - 7-1 agg win over SK Rapid Wien (5-1 home, 2-0 away).
    Second KO Round - 2-5 agg loss vs Fulham (1-1 draw at home, 1-4 loss away, went a player down late after injury after using all subs and had two goals scored after it).

    I strengthened the coaching staff, bringing in a half-dozen coaches that aren't good at actual coaching, but are good at motivation, man management and working with you players. This should help improve morale, discipline and motivation from coaching.

    The board have upgraded the training facilities. It will cost £3.6m.

    They have upgraded our stadium by 1,345 seats. It will cost £1.7m.

    Player wise, I need to bring in a CB, and an AMR as my main targets. I have secondary targets of another MC, another ST, and a 3rd choice backup keeper.

    Finally, I won English Premier League Manager Of The Year.

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    Season             League        League Finish              Other Notes
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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    2024/2025    Premiership                17th
    2025/2026    Premiership                15th
    2026/2027    Premiership                 8th                   FA Cup 6th Round, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    Code:
    Competitions Won:
    League Two             2017/2018
    Blue Square Premier    2015/2016
    Blue Square North      2013/2014
    
    Personal Achievements: 
    Manager Of The Month Awards :
    Premiership - March 2028
    Championship - Apr 2024, Dec 2022, Dec 2020
    League One - Jan 2018, Dec 2017
    League Two - Aug 2017
    Blue Square Premier - March 2015, Aug 2015
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2027/28 Premiership                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2026/27 Premiership                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2019/20 League One                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd
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    I've decided to try this challenge.

    Introducing Man City supporter Will Richardson as manager of FC United.

    I did pick Sunday League as experience but it keeps coming up as automatic experience.

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    I can't get the DDT file working on 11.3, I've put it into the relevant file (i.e. 1130 instead of 1110). I'm using steam on a mac. Any ideas?

    I'm just ending up with squads made up of regens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperStevieG View Post
    I can't get the DDT file working on 11.3, I've put it into the relevant file (i.e. 1130 instead of 1110). I'm using steam on a mac. Any ideas?

    I'm just ending up with squads made up of regens.
    Under Preferences -> Extra Files you should have the DDT ticked for it to be active. Is it in there at all?

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    Haven't played this much in the past week due to work/the weather/real football - however i'm currently sitting in 2nd 10 points behind runaway leaders Burnley in November 2015.

    Just got knocked out of the League Cup in the 4th round to Spurs.

    I'm playing a counterattacking 4-5-1 with a very tight defence and solid new keeper who I'd picked up on a free in the summer. Occasionally at home we play a 4-4-2 where there are good odds which allows me to pick Nialle Rodney, whom is still scoring for fun when he plays.

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    Nantwich - Premiership 2027/2028
    Media Prediction - 14th out of 20th.
    Actual Position - 6th.

    I won the FA Cup \o/

    This season was even better. After a bit of a stutter start, we the Nantwich machine just kept rolling up the table.

    The FA Cup!

    We won! We had a ridiculously easy draw, the first three matches were all Championship teams, then Charlton, Wigan and Everton in the final, after they beat the dominate Man City. I knew once City got Ko'ed that we'd have a big chance, and a simple 1-0 win (Everton didn't get a single shot on target, and out of their 6 shots, 4 were long shots) brought glory to the club.

    We re-signed all our important players. The mid-season transfer window saw the capture of a wonderkid Brazilian AMC for 12.5 million over the likes of Barca, Milan and Juve, and in tandem with my 25 year old Argentina AMC, they tore up the place. We held down 6th for the last 10 games, qualifying for the Europa League again next season. I sold a 28 year old middling general MC for 7.5 million to help cover the costs.

    Finally, I won English Premier League Manager Of The Year for the second year running.

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    Season             League        League Finish              Other Notes
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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    2024/2025    Premiership                17th
    2025/2026    Premiership                15th
    2026/2027    Premiership                 8th                   FA Cup 6th Round, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2027/2028    Premiership                 6th                   FA Cup Winners.
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    League Competitions Won:
    League Two             2017/2018
    Blue Square Premier    2015/2016
    Blue Square North      2013/2014
    
    Cup Competitions Won:
    FA CUp           2027/2028
    Community Shield       2028/2029 
    
    Personal Achievements: 
    Manager Of The Month Awards :
    Premiership - March 2028
    Championship - Apr 2024, Dec 2022, Dec 2020
    League One - Jan 2018, Dec 2017
    League Two - Aug 2017
    Blue Square Premier - March 2015, Aug 2015
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2027/28 Premiership                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2026/27 Premiership                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2019/20 League One                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd
    Last edited by davidbowie; 12-04-2011 at 12:39.

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    Hey, I'm new here and this looks interesting, has anyone completed this challenge yet? What do I need to screenshot to get started? And where do people get that code view thing from? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryhilldexter View Post
    Hey, I'm new here and this looks interesting, has anyone completed this challenge yet? What do I need to screenshot to get started? And where do people get that code view thing from? lol
    The screenshot should be Manager Overview - Profile = Attributes

    The code option is available in Advanced. Highlight the part you want in code and click on the # icon. The only way to get everything to line up is by trial and error.

    About 8 people have completed the challenge (and posted about it) this year I think; maybe less. I wonder if Dafuge has ever considered putting a kind of Hall of Fame that he adds to the first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikeologist View Post
    The screenshot should be Manager Overview - Profile = Attributes

    The code option is available in Advanced. Highlight the part you want in code and click on the # icon. The only way to get everything to line up is by trial and error.

    About 8 people have completed the challenge (and posted about it) this year I think; maybe less. I wonder if Dafuge has ever considered putting a kind of Hall of Fame that he adds to the first post.
    That's not quite true. If you get it all lined up in notepad first and then copy/paste it into your post inside the code tags it will line up in exactly the same way as it was lined up in notepad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikeologist View Post
    About 8 people have completed the challenge (and posted about it) this year I think; maybe less. I wonder if Dafuge has ever considered putting a kind of Hall of Fame that he adds to the first post.
    I really should get round to doing that, I've not been on top of that since the website went

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    Hednesford 2028-29 End of Season Update



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    Bradford Park Avenue 
    2011/2012    Blue Square North        21st 23 League games without a win followed by 9 wins in 17 games not enough to survive.
    Hednesford
    2012/2013    Blue Square North        1st       League Champions with 5 games to spare
    2013/2014    Blue Square Premier      1st       League / Cup Double
    2014/2015    League 2                 11th      Nearly won the Johnstones Paint Trophy North Quarterfinal
    2015/2016    League 2                 1st       League / JPT Double
    2016/2017    League 1                 3rd       Promotion via playoffs and JPT
    2017/2018    Championship             19th      
    2018/2019    Championship             18th      
    2019/2020    Championship             10th      
    2020/2021    Championship             9th
    2021/2022    Champonship              2nd     Promotion
    2022/2023    Premiership              18th    Relegation
    2023/2024    Championship             1st      Promoted as winners
    2024/2025    Premiership              10th    FA Cup Final
    2025/2026    Premiership              9th
    2026/2027    Premiership              6th      FA and League Cup semi-finalists, UEFA Cup Qualification
    2027/2028    Premiership              3rd      FA Cup & UEFA Cup Winners, League Cup Finalists, CL Qualification
    2028/2029    Premiership       4th   Champions League Final

    Thanks Biscotti for the notepad info . It's a bit better, but the code function just does crazy things to my formatting. Close though. Anyway;

    The season had the most exciting matches of my career, but ultimately was fruitless.

    It started badly. Half my first team went off to the Olympics for the first few matches of the season and half of them came back injured. The remnant contrived to get themselves sent off or collapse like a house of cards once down to 10 men. 8 points from our first 8 games, (alongside losses in the Charity Shield and Euro Super Cup) meant that the title looked out of reach almost straight away.

    In the end Man Utd won the title with just 83 points, but we never managed to recover the lead we gave them at the start and finished 4th. An opportunity missed.

    It was in the Champions League that the excitement was. Our debut season in the competition, but we nearly won it.

    The fun started in the quarter final against reigning Champs, Athletico Madrid. They were all over us in the away leg for the first half, but then we scored 2 goals from set pieces after the break and they fell apart. We were desperately unlucky not to add to our lead, but hey, we were taking a 2 goal lead back to The Hednesford Stadium. No worries.

    Except that they take a 2 goal lead in the first half at our gaff. 1 more goal and we would have been screwed. The match turned into 2 of the top sides in the world playing all out attacking football and we nabbed 3 goals to win 5-2 on aggregate, but for a while there I was worried.

    The semi final was against the reigning English Champs and dominant English team of the last decade, Man City. Yet, for all their domestic dominance, they’ve only won the Champions League once in the previous 6 seasons.

    Again we had the away leg first. We were 1-0 up with 10 minutes to go, and looking very comfortable. I was getting ready to bring an extra defender on and set up shop when my goalie gets injured. It was only a knock, but my backup is pretty decent, so I make the substitution. We concede twice and lose 2-1. We’re going to have to win at home.

    This was made a bit easier when their best Central Defender is sent off in the 2nd minute. Apparently after the match his manager Alan Shearer had him stripped naked and super glued to a lamppost in Moss Side. I probably wouldn’t have been so lenient.
    My team instructions were – Bonzai!!! After all, even though they’re a tough team to beat, a couple of times in the last 2 seasons we’ve thrashed them. Nonetheless they held out bravely, and we only managed 1 goal. Fortunately that was enough.

    So, on to the Final against AC Milan. I was pretty confident. They’d been in our group stage, and we’d recorded a win and draw against them. Our best striker was suspended, but we had no injuries, whilst they had plenty. However they took a 1-0 lead early in the second half against the run of play. If only we could get the equaliser – and we did in the 94th minute from a corner with literally the last touch of the ball. Now all we had to do was finish them off in extra time. Except that they scored the extra time goal.

    So, ultimately a disappointing season, and from a Dafuge’s Challenge point of view you just never know when we’ll have this good a chance to win the Champions League. It’s becoming tricky to greatly improve the side as it’s pretty solid now, but nobody (important) is leaving, and there’s a healthy crop of wunderkinds knocking at the door. If nobody else can get more than 83 points next season the premiership should be pretty easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispypaul View Post
    Under Preferences -> Extra Files you should have the DDT ticked for it to be active. Is it in there at all?
    Sorry mate should have edited my post, it was a problem to do with the " in the file, they needed changing to a different type of " because of coding in a Mac being different to in Windows or something like that. If you've done coding you'll probably know what I mean, if not then it probably looks like I'm talking rubbish haha

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    Default Ryhilldexter - fc united

    So, after hours of trying to get Ossett, I've taken my second choice, FC United.

    Here is my manager profile screenshot. I'll let you all know how it goes...

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    When will I be eligible to buy another new stadium?

    If I hover over the boardroom option for stadium expansion, it tells me Stadium is at Expansion Capacity.

    16,000 for the premier league I get sellouts every game.

    Will the club ramp up the prices to compensate?

    Do I have to wait for the original loan to get paid off?

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    I believe you have to have had a stadium for 20 years before you are eligible for a new one to be built.

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    When reading your games it's made me want to get back to my Kingstonian game save. Although i'm finding League 1 really really difficult. Mainly because i just can't bring any outstanding players in. I've got players that i had in the BSQ North that i really need to replace. Wages are a big problem.

    What did you guys do? Go for a really good x11 using up most of your wages or a big squad? Or just use the loan market?

    I'm mainly struggling to get strikers to score in the game for me. It happened in my Newcastle games. One of them Carroll only got 1 league goal in 31 appearances!

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    I went for loans and an extensive scouting network.

    I always try to recruit players who have the potential to be at least the level above the level I'm in currently. Except when I'm in the Blue Square where I always look for League Two or better.

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    Crispypaul - Carshalton - Season 2015/16 - nPower Championship

    Gutting

    We were predicted to finish bottom, but eventually on the last game of the season were 2nd, 2 points ahead of Middlesborough, and just needed to beat 23rd place Barnsley at home to win. Unfortunately we lost to come 3rd then lost in the play off final to Sheffield United.

    We did quite well in the cups. In the League Cup we got to the quarter final but lost to Spurs. In the FA cup we got to the 5th round but were knocked out away to Aston Villa.
    The key players were:

    GK:

    Ben Hamer a free transfer became No.1 fairly early on.


    Defence:
    James Campbell continued his progress at left back.

    Zie Diabate often shone too.

    Niccol Valsecchi was our main centreback.

    Midfield:

    Alou Diarra a free signing in January was a classy signing but came a little too late.

    Matteo Alberti was great down the right again.

    Reece Hands played ok in midfield.

    Jason Puncheon performed well on the wing and got a new contract.

    Attack:

    Bret Pitman was our main striker.

    Nialle Rodney struggled a little this season. Although now an icon, i'm going to release him....

    In other news, Arsenal won the Premiership and Chelsea the FA Cup and Man City the League Cup. Man City also picked up the Champions League and Rangers the Europa League.

    I'm getting a little annoyed with my board - although agreeing to improving the youth recruitment network they sold my main right back to Elche in January for £925k (in instalments) then signed an awful shirt sponsorship of just £40k a season FOR FIVE YEARS at the end of the season.

    I'm going to try a new 4-2-3-1 formation in the new season as that was causing me problems when other teams used it.

    Code:
    Season        Division            Position                 Achievements
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    2011/12       BSS                 1st                       Champions, Promoted
    2012/13       BSP                 1st                        Champions, Promoted, FAT Winners
    2013/14       L2                   1st                        Champions, Promoted
    2014/15       L1                   2nd                      Promoted, JPT Winners
    2015/16       Championship    3rd                       Lost in play off final
    Last edited by Crispypaul; 15-04-2011 at 08:19. Reason: Update

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    Nantwich - Premiership 2027/2028
    Media Prediction - 9th out of 20th.
    Actual Position - 5th.

    Got absolutely massacred by injuries at the start of the season. I had up to 9 of the squad out for considerable periods of time, and it really killed our shots at the CL places.

    Even getting 5th was a massive effort. Unfortunately a draw against Everton meant we needed Man United to lose on the final day, they didn't, and we got beaten 1-0 by Wolves anyway.

    We lost to United in the Carling Cup final, 85 minutes holding out, then they shot a 35 yard long bomb, it hit the crossbar, rebounded off the keeper for what they called an "own goal". Annoying.

    The other bloody Manchester team stopped us defending our FA Cup in the 6th round, beating us 1-0, the CB who I'd loaned from them for two years scoring his first goal (typical) for the club to win the match after 10 minutes.

    Europa League I qualified first, beat sc Hervenenreeneenen 4-0 on agg in the first KO stage, then lost to Juve 1-4 in the 2nd.

    I bought 3 major signings. A good 23yo Portugese CB for only £1 million, an Argentine left back for £10m, and lastly a striker who I'm turning into a right wing-forward for £11m.

    Out, was a no longer needed 29 year old left back for £8.5m, and a no longer required 3rd choice DC/DM for £6.5.

    As I said here, my stadium is filled to expansion capacity, which sucks. We won't get another stadium for god knows how long, if it's from 2022, then it'll be in 13 years plus however long it takes to build, which I'd hope to have completed the challenge by then.

    Had a new chairman via Director takeover, and his a dick, always refuses my requests.

    Will be looking for new players at CB, ST and MC, with a 3rd choice GK being a good idea as well.

    Code:
    Season             League        League Finish              Other Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    2024/2025    Premiership                17th
    2025/2026    Premiership                15th
    2026/2027    Premiership                 8th                   FA Cup 6th Round, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2027/2028    Premiership                 6th                   FA Cup Winners.
    2028/2029 Premiership 5th Carling Cup Runner-Up, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    Code:
    League Competitions Won:
    League Two             2017/2018
    Blue Square Premier    2015/2016
    Blue Square North      2013/2014
    
    Cup Competitions Won:
    FA CUp           2027/2028
    Community Shield       2028/2029 
    
    Personal Achievements: 
    Manager Of The Month Awards :
    Premiership - March 2028
    Championship - Apr 2024, Dec 2022, Dec 2020
    League One - Jan 2018, Dec 2017
    League Two - Aug 2017
    Blue Square Premier - March 2015, Aug 2015
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2027/28 Premiership                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2026/27 Premiership                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2019/20 League One                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd

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    I'm going to give this a go, just starting a game up, hoping for FC United or Chippenham

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    Note: The last one from me forgot to update the year in the 'title' area.

    Nantwich - Premiership 2029/2030
    Media Prediction - 8th out of 20th.
    Actual Position - 2nd.

    Well this was an annoying season with a decent ending.

    We lost to a championship team in the 3rd round of the Carling Cup, and I heard about it all freaking year from the board.

    We worked so hard to get into a title winning position, only to lose to Chelsea in the 3rd last game, which ended up leaving us requiring to beat Manchester United on the final day and hope Arsenal drew or lost to Leeds. Arsenal smashed them 4-0 and we lost, so we threw away the title.

    We worked all the way to the Europa League final, only to lose 2-1 despite completely dominating in every facet of the game.

    The good part, was we got revenge with a 4-1 win over Chelsea in the FA Cup, to lift that trophy for a 2nd year. And of course, guaranteed Champions League group stage action.

    We had some issues financially, with my wage and transfer clause (monthly payment) budget along with paying 8.5 million up front (with another 8.5 over 2 years) pushing us nearly 23 in the red. The board then refinanced the debt, which spread the whole thing out over 15 years with the minor addition of 260k of interest per year. This is actually pretty good for me, as it will let me keep signing players with the monthy clauses once I get a handle on what my likely CL income will be.

    The first 11 is sorted, but I might look to add another MC to the team, and will look for a 3rd choice loan striker and keeper as well.

    Code:
    Season             League        League Finish              Other Notes
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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    2024/2025    Premiership                17th
    2025/2026    Premiership                15th
    2026/2027    Premiership                 8th                   FA Cup 6th Round, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2027/2028    Premiership                 6th                   FA Cup Winners.
    2028/2029    Premiership                 5th                   Carling Cup Runner-Up, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2029/2030    Premiership                 2nd                  FA Cup Winners, Europa League Runner Up.
    Code:
    League Competitions Won:
    League Two             2017/2018
    Blue Square Premier    2015/2016
    Blue Square North      2013/2014
    
    Cup Competitions Won:
    FA CUp           2027/2028, 2029/2030
    Community Shield       2028/2029 
    
    Personal Achievements: 
    Manager Of The Month Awards :
    Premiership - March 2028
    Championship - Apr 2024, Dec 2022, Dec 2020
    League One - Jan 2018, Dec 2017
    League Two - Aug 2017
    Blue Square Premier - March 2015, Aug 2015
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2029/30 Premiership                   Manager of the Season 2nd Place
    2027/28 Premiership                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2026/27 Premiership                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2019/20 League One                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd
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    St. Albans City will be available for this challenge next year.

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    Finally got around to actually starting the challenge this year (well I started on release day but haven't had a chance to place the game since) I won't have time for long reports this time but I'll still hopefully be able to complete the challenge.

    Ashton United - Blue Squre Bet North - 2011/12 - Half Season Update

    After a busy pre-season I just about managed to build a squad suitable to get promotion from the BSN - the team is made of released Prem, Celtic and Rangers youngsters plus Ade Akinbyi (who has nine goals in 13 games so far).

    The board were unable to find a parent club for me and with no one willing to join me on loan (but even BSP players) my squad depth isn't great - I have a youth Keeper on the bench and my best left midfielder is a right footed Striker.

    Settling on a solid and simple 4-4-2 tactic we got off to a good start in the league and at the half-way stage are in a two-way fight with Boston for the title and we currently have a two point lead, whilst we are 11 points clear of third placed AFC Telford and 17 clear of 6th placed Kidderminister so we are looking good for the playoffs, though injuries are exposing my lack of squad depth - my only decent right winger has been out injured for the last 3 months whilst my MCd has been injured for the past month.

    Moneywise we are ok thanks to an unlikely FA Cup Run - we made it to the Second Round where we faced League One Morecombe at home on TV that brought in ~£100K and we were looking like making it to the Third Round until we gave away a 90th minute penalty and then a tired injury hitside lost the replay 5-2.

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    After reading this threat for ages, I have finally got round to starting the challenge myself.

    Failing to get any teams with a rep under 1000 I have chosen to manage Tiverton Town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XVIII View Post
    After reading this threat for ages, I have finally got round to starting the challenge myself.

    Failing to get any teams with a rep under 1000 I have chosen to manage Tiverton Town.
    It's not that much of a threat

    Good luck, its a great challenge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispypaul View Post
    It's not that much of a threat

    Good luck, its a great challenge!
    Haha, just realised what I had put. Not really sure where to start though!

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    Hednesford 2029-2030 End of Season Update
    After 18 years of hard toil I’ve finally done it.

    I’ve learned how to pronounce Hednesford Town.

    The first half of the season went quite smoothly. How smoothly? 61 points from our first 22 league games; 20 wins, a draw and a loss. Unfortunately the loss was to Manchester United, reigning Champs and the only team keeping up with us, just 2 points behind.

    Then Fabiano, my star forward gets injured for about 4 months, in effect the end of the season.
    The thing about Fabiano isn’t the number of goals he scores, though I certainly wasn’t complaining about the 22 goals in 20 premiership starts this season. It’s the fact that he can win games single handed. I thought we might, with luck, be ok in the Premiership, but I couldn’t see us winning the Champions League without him.

    Still, we did win the next 2 league games, and at least it would give me a chance to give my 2 young strikers a decent run in the first team. Worst case scenario, I’d find out if they were cut out for this.
    Except, actually the worst case scenario turned out to be them getting injured as well. I suddenly had a real shortage of strikers.
    But here’s the thing. Even I could get a few goals with the rest of the team behind me. We only picked up 23 points from our last 14 league games, but we didn’t need to do better than everybody else; just Manchester United.

    We won the league with 3 games to spare, giving us the chance to get some players returning from injury (including Fabiano) the chance to get match fit before the other half of the challenge, the Champions League Final, which we had somehow managed to get to for the second year in a row; against Inter Milan, for the second year in a row.
    It wasn’t an easy game, but we did it, 2-1. No 94th minute goal like last year. Fabiano (who had been missing a year ago with suspension) was fairly unimpressive, but we were the better team.
    So this season had little of the excitement of last season, but a healthy dose of success, and more important

    Challenge Completed.

    I’ll keep playing the game, maybe take an international job now that I’m allowed, but won’t post any updates since the forum is about the journey, not the colonisation.
    I’ve been doing this challenge since the game came out, and people have come, succeeded and in some cases mysteriously disappeared, but for those who’ve followed my progress I hope that I’ve been an inspiration and helped you to fulfil the potential within. All I ask is that you pay it forward and honour my legacy. Be not sad. Though I am gone, know that I am always with you and at the end of all things I will return.


    Code:
    Bradford Park Avenue 
    2011/2012     Blue Square North        21st                   23 League games without a win followed by 9 wins in 17 games not enough to survive.
    Hednesford
    2012/2013 Blue Square North                1st                    League Champions with 5 games to spare
    2013/2014     Blue Square Premier        1st                League / FA Trophy Double
    2014/2015     League 2                        11th 
    2015/2016     League 2                       1st                         League / JPT Double
    2016/2017 League 1                           3rd                       Promotion via playoffs and JPT
    2017/2018 Championship                    19th      
    2018/2019 Championship                    18th      
    2019/2020 Championship                    10th      
    2020/2021 Championship                    9th
    2021/2022 Champonship                     2nd                     Promotion
    2022/2023 Premiership                       18th                   Relegation
    2023/2024 Championship                    1st                 Promoted as winners
    2024/2025 Premiership                       10th                   FA Cup Final
    2025/2026 Premiership                      9th
    2026/2027 Premiership                    6th                     FA and League Cup semi-finalists, UEFA Cup Qualification
    2027/2028 Premiership                     3rd                     FA Cup & UEFA Cup Winners, League Cup Finalists, CL Qualification
    2028/2029 Premiership                    4th                    Champions League Final
    2029/2030 Premiership                    1st                     Premiership and Champions League winners.

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    Ashton United – Blue Square Bet North 2011/12 – Season 1

    So here we go again (somewhat delayed this time though) for what the sixth year now, again I decided to stay in the North West picking Ashton United this time.

    The stadium doesn't look too bad - though the stadium the game has assigned us to appears to be in the middle of the beach.

    As always the starting seasons expectations were to avoid relagation, whilst the bookies gave us reasonable odds of 20-1 for the title though the media predicted us to finish rock bottom.

    I quickly went about building up a team that would hopefully get us promoted - bringing in 29 players of free's whilst releasing 19 players for free.

    The board didn't help things by seeing no point in getting a parent club and attempts to loan a single player failed.

    Blue Square Bet North - The team gelled quickly and we soon saw ourselves in a two horse fight for the title with Boston, we finally finished Boston off with a 3-2 win over them in Feb to open up an 11 point lead after which Boston fell apart and AFC Telford came out of nowhere to catch them up, however by the start of March we had opened up a 20 point lead and claimed a playoff spot with nine games to play, but despite only needing 8 points from our last nine games we fell apart - losing four of the next six games winning one and drawing the other, thankfully Telford had also dropped a couple of points leaving us with needing just a point from three games or relying upon goal difference, thankfully Amos managed to bundle the ball into the net against Nuneaton to claim a 1-1 draw and the title with two games to spare. Slight irony that neither Boston nor AFC Telford managed to make the playoff final.

    FA Cup - Our unlikely FA Cup run brought in some much needed money and if not for a 90th minute penalty we would have made the Third Round (where we would have faced League Two Leyton Orient a winnable game), the replay didn't go to well as we were thumped 5-2 but the ~£100K proved a lifesaver.

    FA Trophy - We lost to Braintree in our first game thanks to two late goals, however with the way we struggled for fitness and form at the end of the season I'm glad we went out promotion is more important.

    Squad

    Keeper Gregory Hartley arrived after being released from Man City back in 08/09 and proved a solid keeper keeping 20 clean sheets in 38 games, however next season he'll be battling ex-Rangers youth Keeper Scott Gallacher for the #1 jersey.

    At right full-back Slovakian Jacob Hronec was snapped up after being released by Birmingham and proved to be a quality player though his wages are a little high, on the left former Fulham trainee [url=http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/6900/kamau.jpg]Michael Kamau/[url] is highly rated but struggled for consicetiency, this allowed Irishman Daryn Hennessey who'd been released by Bristol City to take his spot though some poor end of season appearances haven't helped his cause.

    In the centre of defence another Fulham youngster Jack Dean was a rock and formed an excellent partnership with the verstile Conor Coady who was released from Liverpool, whilst the arrival of ex-Man Utd youngster Sean McGinty at the end of the season gives me some extra quality at the back.

    In mdifield we struggled with a few injury problems on the right wing Albert Owusu-Ansah (another Fulham releasee) had a fine season apart from the fact that he missed half of due to a torn calf muscle. On the left was Marlin Piana who despite being right footed and naturally a striker impressed on the left.

    In the Centre Midfield role was my Captain Francis Zenaba who'd been released from Blackburn back in 07/08 and he did well apart from his strugles to stayt fit, partnering him as my Advanced Playmaker was Joe McKee who'd been released from Burnley and started the season off in good form however lack everyone else he fell apart towards the end.

    Upfront I deployed the experienced Ade Akinbiyi as a Targetman and he returned an impressive 15 goals in 28 games and he formed an impressive partnership with Poacher Max Wright who'd been released from Rangers and won fans player of the year. Covering them were former Wigan Striker Tommy Amos and Callum Bagshaw who'd been released from Celtic.

    Best XI - I'd pick Akinbiyi ahead of Bagshaw but other than that I'd agree.

    Finances - The FA Cup run just about left us with a positive balance.

    We also get a new stat this version - Average Attendance by Capacity, 8% not that great.

    Manager Profile - No real changes, though I was only voted as runner-up for Manager of the Year and thanks to the title I am already listed on the favoured personnel.

    The plan for next season is to hopefully win promotion straight to the Football League so we can turn pro.

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    2011/12        Blue Square North         1st             Promoted - Champions

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    Default FC United - Season 1

    Not much to say really. A media prediction of 20th, finished 12th, but still largely disappointing. After a poor start, a couple of good runs mid season, including 10 games unbeaten, left me within 6 points of a playoff place with 12 games to go. However a terrible end to the season put an end to any distant playoff hopes. Starting season 2, odds of 40/1 on promotion and a prediction of 18th. Anything outside the playoffs however would be a huge let down.

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    FC United of Manchester - Barclays Premier League - 2029/30 - 1st (Challenge Completed 2028/29)

    So daf, I finally got through one of these unfortunately as the laptop was broken for about 4 months it halted me for a while, and when I got it back I was without internet for 2 weeks so blitzed through a couple of season hence the lack of updates for about 2 or 3 seasons. Here's a breakdown of my time since then:

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    Season     League                    Position  Achievements
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    2011/12    Blue Square North           2nd     Won Playoffs beating Stafford
    2012/13    Blue Square Premier         1st     Promoted as Champions, FA Cup 4th Round
    2013/14    Coca-Cola League 2          2nd     Promoted
    2014/15    Coca-Cola League 1          5th     Lost in Playoff Final to Gillingham
    2015/16    Coca-Cola League 1          3rd     Won Playoffs beating Crewe
    2016/17    Coca-Cola Championship      9th
    2017/18    Coca-Cola Championship      4th     Carling Cup Semi-Finals, Lost Playoff Final to Hull
    2018/19    Coca-Cola Championship      1st     Promoted as Champions
    2019/20    Barclays Premier League    14th     Survived on the last day of the Season
    2020/21    Barclays Premier League    12th     Carling Cup Quarter-Finals 
    2021/22    Barclays Premier League     5th     Europa League Qualification, FA Cup Semi-Finalists
    2022/23    Barclays Premier League     6th     Carling Cup Winners, FA Cup Semi-Finalists
    2023/24    Barclays Premier League     3rd     Carling Cup Winners, Europa League QFs, FA Cup Winners
    2024/25    Barclays Premier League     4th     Carling Cup Winners, Champions League QFs
    2025/26    Barclays Premier League     2nd     Carling Cup SFs, FA Cup Winners
    2026/27    Barclays Premier League     1st     Carling Cup QFs, FA Cup QFs, CL QFs, PL Winners
    2027/28    Barclays Premier League     4th     Carling Cup QFs, CL SFs, FA Cup Winners
    2028/29    Barclays Premier League     1st     PL, FA Cup & CL Winners
    2029/30    Barclays Premier League     1st     FA Cup SFs, Super Cup, CWC, CC, PL, CL Winners
    I'm nearing the end of the 2030/31 season so no doubt that'll be added soon, will update more on players then but will just do a quick update for now.

    So 2028/29 was the year it was done, the title had already been won before in 2026/27 and it took until 2028/29 to get both the Premiership title and for the first time Champions League. The title was won with relative ease, on 98 points, and finishing 9 points ahead of Arsenal. The CL came to us as well, with a solid 3-1 victory over Barcelona. Won the FA Cup again with a penalty victory over Blackburn.

    So a quick look at the profile for a bit of summary! Another page that makes nice reading is the history page, have now completed just over 1,100 games for FC United. Took the England job as well in the summer of 2029 (kindly offered to me just as I completed the challenge so I could take the job!) and won the World Cup the next year.

    But yeah, will do a fuller update with players and a more focused look when this season is done, I'm off out now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wisla_krakow View Post
    ...Won the FA Cup again with a penalty victory over Barcelona.
    Are you sure about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscotti View Post
    Are you sure about that?
    Perhaps I meant Blackburn

    And no joke, actually typed Barcelona again there at first.

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    Out of the CL at our first attempt. Got smashed by Bayern 4-0 in the last group match. Just dominated us, 25 shots to 7 but every time we got a striker one on one, they hit it right at the keeper. :nono:

    2 wins against the crap team from Montenegro, 2 draws against Lyon, 1 draw and a loss against Bayern, 3rd on 9 points.

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    FC United of Manchester - Barclays Premier League - 2030/31 Season - 1st (Challenge Complete: 2028/29)

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    2011/12    Blue Square North           2nd     Won Playoffs beating Stafford
    2012/13    Blue Square Premier         1st     Promoted as Champions, FA Cup 4th Round
    2013/14    Coca-Cola League 2          2nd     Promoted
    2014/15    Coca-Cola League 1          5th     Lost in Playoff Final to Gillingham
    2015/16    Coca-Cola League 1          3rd     Won Playoffs beating Crewe
    2016/17    Coca-Cola Championship      9th
    2017/18    Coca-Cola Championship      4th     Carling Cup Semi-Finals, Lost Playoff Final to Hull
    2018/19    Coca-Cola Championship      1st     Promoted as Champions
    2019/20    Barclays Premier League    14th     Survived on the last day of the Season
    2020/21    Barclays Premier League    12th     Carling Cup Quarter-Finals 
    2021/22    Barclays Premier League     5th     Europa League Qualification, FA Cup Semi-Finalists
    2022/23    Barclays Premier League     6th     Carling Cup Winners, FA Cup Semi-Finalists
    2023/24    Barclays Premier League     3rd     Carling Cup Winners, Europa League QFs, FA Cup Winners
    2024/25    Barclays Premier League     4th     Carling Cup Winners, Champions League QFs
    2025/26    Barclays Premier League     2nd     Carling Cup SFs, FA Cup Winners
    2026/27    Barclays Premier League     1st     Carling Cup QFs, FA Cup QFs, CL QFs, PL Winners
    2027/28    Barclays Premier League     4th     Carling Cup QFs, CL SFs, FA Cup Winners
    2028/29    Barclays Premier League     1st     PL, FA Cup & CL Winners
    2029/30    Barclays Premier League     1st     FA Cup SFs, Super Cup, CWC, CC, PL, CL Winners
    2030/31    Barclays Premier League     1st     CL Finalists, SC, CWC, CC, FA Cup, PL Winners
    The league has been won again! Third in a row and our 4th in 5 years, plus another impressive trophy haul, the only thing letting us down was a 1-0 CL Final defeat to Manchester United, which hurt the fans a bit.

    Premiership

    While the table may look pretty close, it wasn't at all in reality. In the last 6 games I think we drew 3 and lost 3, mainly as I was blooding youngsters but as we were so close (and 11 points clear) we only needed a few points to seal the title, we eventually got it in our final home game, 37-year-old club captain Aboubacar Camara getting a send-off appearance against Chelsea, with Maurizio Giacalone grabbing a late equaliser to get the title again. I was fairly confident ever since I accidently sent out a reserve/youth team against Man City that had just played in the Carling Cup; they promptly won 1-0. As you can see from the table Man City are big threats so to turn them over with reserves was quite something!

    Europe and Further Afield

    All CL, Super Cup and CWC stuff goes here. The Super Cup was taken easily with a 2-0 victory over Sporting Lisbon early in the season, and in December we defended the Club World Cup. It was a fun competition really; taking place in Angola, the home side Petro Atlético punched well above their weight to reach the semis against me (beating D.C. United along the way), and despite losing 4-0 I was happy to see them beat San Lorenzo 4-1 to finish 3rd. Instead we faced Wydad Casablanca, another shock team in the cup! We dispatched them 2-0 however. In the CL, once again the group stage an easy ride, then a close 2-0 aggregate win over Barcelona in the 1st Knockout Round. In the quarters we faced Bayern, their much travelled manager Gary Neville trying to put me down in the press. So you can guess, we won 8-1 in the first leg! A 2-1 away leg win and more Neville protesting followed as we progressed 10-2 on aggregate, to then reach the final by passing Inter, also 2-0 on aggregate. However, as the screenie above shows, we couldn't keep up the run and Man Utd ended our halt.

    Domestic Matters

    I don't really class the Community Shield as anything important (mainly as we never win it...), but we lost 3-1 to Man Utd, I wasn't too beat up about it as we fielded youths/reserves about to go out on loan. The Carling Cup/FA Cup have both become breeding grounds for my youngsters and for fringe players to get a game, so it's nice when they do well. Hull, QPR, Man City and surprise semi-finalists Bournemouth were passed before we beat Blackburn in the final on penalties (something we seem to like doing!). The FA Cup gave us harder draws at first but we rose above the challenge, thrashing Arsenal and then beating Liverpool, before fighting off Palace, Blackburn (in a replay) and then Sheffield United, before defeating Spurs 2-1 in the final.

    Manchester's Finest

    I'm fairly sure I'm right in saying at least 90% of the first team squad has been here over 5 years. This does me we have quite a few 30+ players now, Camara for instance is no longer on that list as he is retired, and José, Aguirre and Lambert are 34. But it's a squad I love. I tried bringing in just English players for a bit and led to a few such as Hall, Johnson and Russell becoming stars for club and country, John Hall finally awarded the club captaincy after years waiting in the wings. In more recent times I've just gone to bring in good youngsters, the likes of Léo, Paoletti, Rodriguinho and Ros. Léo seems like our version of Lucas - for the first few seasons he probably wasn't that convincing but is now coming into his own. Rodriguinho is similar, £12m spent on him and not looking at all as if he would force Aguirre out of the RM slot, but when he reached 32 the Brazilian got his go, and has easily equalled Aguirre's considerable talents already. I'll try and do proper screenshots of these players are some point.

    A quick one I will do is that of Aboubacar Camara. Shockingly he's not on any of the club's favourite personnel lists, despite spending 12 years of his playing career here and being captain for at least 10 of them. He's helped bring through several young defenders, and was a hero for his country, he only just retired in February after taking part and captaining Guinea in yet another ACoN. His history shows his dedication to the club, and although playing time was hard to find in the last few years, he's joined the backroom staff as a coach so there's no getting rid of him yet!

    Similarly, another I should mention is Tom Nicholson. Why is he special? Well, he first joined the club from the academy in 2015, and has never left. He came through in our League 1 promotion season, and has never looked back. Sure in the last couple of years he hasn't played as much, this is in part due to the development of Hall and Aguirre as a winning partnership on the wings for years. But he's never got upset, never complained (apart from some annoyingly frequent new contract requests about 8 years ago), he's been a key member of the squad and is a solid back-up at 32. I'd love to reach the 20 season mark with him so he'll have to fight on for another 4 years, but he can do it! Holds the FC United apperance record by some way and next year I expect him to break 500 league appearances for the club, at the moment about 360 at the top level of English football.

    That's about all for now, I'll update more on other players another time. Any info anybody wants about how certain teams are doing at this stage in the game, feel free to ask.

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    Crispypaul - Carshalton - Season 2016/17 - nPower Championship

    Second time round in the playoffs after finishing again in 3rd - but this time we won with a last minute Longobardi goal over Blackpool.

    GK:

    Zdenek Zlamal took the no.1 jersey from Hamer this season.


    Defence:

    Mike Williamson was good in defence.

    Christophe Lowinsky was a rock.

    Midfield:

    Mikel Barrena made the left his own.

    Reece Hands was again a star in the centre.

    Erkan Zengin did well on the right.

    Attack:

    Lucio Longobardi was our main striker.

    Matteo Donatelli did well when present.

    In other news, Man City won the Premiership and Man Utd the FA Cup and Blackburn the League Cup. Man City also picked up the Champions League again and Spurs the Europa League.

    We're groundsharing with West Ham (for some reason) whilst we have seating installed.

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    2011/12       BSS                 1st                       Champions, Promoted
    2012/13       BSP                 1st                        Champions, Promoted, FAT Winners
    2013/14       L2                   1st                        Champions, Promoted
    2014/15       L1                   2nd                      Promoted, JPT Winners
    2015/16       Championship    3rd                       Lost in play off final
    2016/17       Championship    3rd                      Promoted, won in play off final

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    Nantwich - Premiership 2030/2031
    Media Prediction - 9th out of 20th.
    Actual Position - 2nd.

    An absolutely horrible year.

    We kept getting injuries, we lost key players constantly, our tactic got cracked, we kept having wins snatched from us with last minute goals and financially we're in the crapper because our moronic board only ordered a stadium with a max capacity of 16,000.

    We came 3rd in the CL group stage, a 4-0 hammering vs Bayern in the final match dropped us to 3rd.

    We then got to the Europa League Quarters, before we lost to Chelsea.

    Who also beat us in the Carling Cup Quarters.

    We made the 5th round of the FA cup. Then got beaten by Liverpool in a replay.

    Financially, we keep stacking up loans.

    Stadium loan of £5.75m (38.5k per month). 4 years left on that.
    Bank loan of £2.2m (9.25k per month) from the chairman leaving. 22 years left.
    Club Chairman Loan of £24.5m (156k per month) from our losses last year. 14 years.
    Club Chairman Loan of £18.5m (118k per month) from our losses this season. 15 years.

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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    2024/2025    Premiership               17th
    2025/2026    Premiership               15th
    2026/2027    Premiership               8th                   FA Cup 6th Round, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2027/2028    Premiership               6th                   FA Cup Winners.
    2028/2029    Premiership               5th                   Carling Cup Runner-Up, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2029/2030    Premiership               2nd                  FA Cup Winners, Europa League Runner Up.
    2029/2030    Premiership               9th
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    League Competitions Won:
    League Two:
    2017/2018
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    2015/2016
    
    Blue Square North:
    2013/2014
    
    Cup Competitions Won:
    FA Cup:
    2027/2028, 2029/2030
    
    Community Shield:
    2028/2029 
    
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    Personal Achievements:
    Manager Of The Month Awards:
    Premiership:
    March 2028, Jan 2032, March 2032
    
    Championship:
    April 2024, Dec 2022, Dec 2020
    
    League One:
    Jan 2018, Dec 2017
    
    League Two:
    Aug 2017
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    March 2015, Aug 2015
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2029/30 Premiership                   Manager of the Season 2nd Place
    2027/28 Premiership                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2026/27 Premiership                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2019/20 League One                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd
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    Nantwich - Premiership 2031/2032
    Media Prediction - 8th out of 20th.
    Actual Position - 1st.

    Premiership Won

    Having no European matches to distract us, we could focus on the league. The first part of the season we weren't great, the tactic I'd used to great effect in coming 2nd a couple years back wasn't going well, so I switched to another. It worked like a treat, we went on a 19 game unbeaten run.. all the way to the 3rd last game of the season, where we lost to Liverpool 1-0 in the 92nd minute.

    So we went into battle with City, if I took the 3 points I won the league, if we drew or lost it'd go down to the last day.

    There were 2 key moments. City's influential MC getting a straight red 25 minutes in, and a tactical shift towards the end of the half. We finally cracked them open in the 55th minute, and held our nerve to claim the win, and the league title.

    In the Carling Cup, I played a 2nd choice team in the first match, only to get beaten 1-0 by MK Dons.

    Chelsea again thwarted us in the FA Cup, we got all the way to the Wembley semi-final, then lost 1-0 when our team forgot their shooting boots.

    Our facilities were improved again, we now have Top Training Facilities, and our Excellent Youth Facilities are nearly done with what I believe would be their last upgrade. I hope we can upgrade our youth recruitment network as well.

    Financially.. we ended up having another loan taken out, 2 days before the end of the season, 16.75 mil chairman loan. We've now got £425,000 in monthly loan repayments. It's not really going to change for a while as well, the CL money will stop us from losing money next year, but with our 16,000 seat max stadium size we're basically screwed compared to the big guns. All I can really hope is that a takeover happens and a consortium wipes the debt. On the plus side, we've only got a couple months left on our last couple of transfer monthly payments, which will free up £600k. Which I will probably need to improve the squad.

    Stadium loan of £5.75m (38.5k per month). 3 years left on that.
    Bank loan of £2.2m (9.25k per month) from the chairman leaving. 22 years left.
    Club Chairman Loan of £24.5m (156k per month) from our losses 2 seasons ago. 13 years.
    Club Chairman Loan of £18.5m (118k per month) from our losses last season. 14 years.
    Club Chairman Loan of £16.75 (106k per month) from our losses this season. 15 years.

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    Squad Player Year Achievements:
    Alejandro Strano - FWA Footballer of the Year, Golden Boot 3rd, PFA Team of the Year
    Rodrigo - FWA Footballer of the Year 2nd, PFA Team of the Year
    Le - PFA Player of the Year 3rd, PFA Team of the Year
    Iker Samaniego - PFA Team of the Year
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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    2024/2025    Premiership               17th
    2025/2026    Premiership               15th
    2026/2027    Premiership               8th                   FA Cup 6th Round, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2027/2028    Premiership               6th                   FA Cup Winners.
    2028/2029    Premiership               5th                   Carling Cup Runner-Up, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2029/2030    Premiership               2nd                  FA Cup Winners, Europa League Runner Up.
    2030/2031    Premiership               9th
    2031/3032    Premiership 1st
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    Premiership:
    2031/2032
    
    League Two:
    2017/2018
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    2015/2016
    
    Blue Square North:
    2013/2014
    
    Cup Competitions Won:
    FA Cup:
    2027/2028, 2029/2030
    
    Community Shield:
    2028/2029, 2032/2033
    
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    Personal Achievements:
    Manager Of The Month Awards:
    Premiership:
    March 2028, Jan 2032, March 2032, Dec 2032, Feb 2033.
    
    Championship:
    April 2024, Dec 2022, Dec 2020
    
    League One:
    Jan 2018, Dec 2017
    
    League Two:
    Aug 2017
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    March 2015, Aug 2015
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2031/32  Premiership                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2029/30 Premiership                   Manager of the Season 2nd Place
    2027/28 Premiership                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2026/27 Premiership                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2019/20 League One                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd
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    So with nine games of the BSP season left we are finally safe from relegation after a crazy game against Port Vale on a waterlogged pitch that ended 2-2 - neither teams players could run and the ball kept on getting stuck - which gifted us two goals and port vale one, before we were reduced to 10 men after 28mins and then 9 men after 63mins thanks to two professional fouls on the edge of the area, though it did take Vale until the 86th minute to equalise at which point I was down to 7 men due to an injury

    Thoguh the draw did somehow lift us to a season high of second place just two points behind Aldershot but only three ahead of Salisbury who sit just outside the playoffs, the downside is I now have three defenders out injured (two long term) and another two suspended.

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    Starting this tonight holidaying now will post later on who i get

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    Nantwich - Premiership 2032/2033
    Media Prediction - 4th out of 20th.
    Actual Position - 1st.

    Premiership Retained - FA Cup Won

    Biggest moment here was the acquisition of a 26 year old German-Turkish ST named Adnan Bask for £15m. I added a young Barca player I'd brought in on loan for 7.5m as well, who also did well with his conversion to AML coming along well. Had great attributes, a great record at Sampdoria, and I needed a new striker/AMR, so I snapped him up. I then switched from a 4-3-3 style wing-forward tactic to a 4-4-2 wing-forward tactic and it worked excellently. We were only kept scoreless twice in the entire season, including the FA Cup, Champions League and Carling Cup.

    We ended up on 94 points, 5 in front of Arsenal on 89. We won 30 games, drew and lost 4 each.

    We continued our tradition of losing in the first round of the Carling Cup, going out to Liverpool when they scored 2 later goals to win 1-2.

    In the CL we qualified easily from our group containing Atletico, Loko Moscow and Sheriff (Modolva), but fell to Lyon in the first KO Stage on the away goals rule after a 3-2 home win followed by a 1-2 away loss.

    The FA Cup we had a relateively simple run, playing Exeter, Southampton, Gillingham, Bradford and West Ham (which was a 3-2 extra time thriller). This left us the eternal enemy Man City in the final. We were outplayed, but a switch to a more direct tactic + a half-time hairdryer paid off, scoring 2 quickly after the break. We then conceded a heartbreaking 92nd minute equaliser, but the boys stayed strong and we went to penalties. They missed their 1st and 4th, we only missed our 2nd, giving us a 4-2 shootout win.

    I am now an 'Icon'.

    Financially, we have not had to take out another chairman loan this year.

    Stadium loan of £5.75m (38.5k per month). 2 years left on that.
    Bank loan of £2.2m (9.25k per month) from the chairman leaving. 20 years left.
    Club Chairman Loan of £24.5m (156k per month) 12 years.
    Club Chairman Loan of £18.5m (118k per month) 13 years.
    Club Chairman Loan of £16.75 (106k per month) 14 years.

    Code:
    Squad Player Year Achievements:
    Alejandro Strano - FWA Footballer of the Year 3rd, Golden Boot 3rd, PFA Team of the Year Substitute.
    Adnan Basak - PFA Player of the Year, Golden Boot 3rd, PFA Team of the Year Substitute (Player of the Year but not in the team of the year?)
    Loris Esposito - PFA Younger Player of the Year 2nd.
    Rodrigo - PFA Team of the Year
    Le - PFA Player of the Year 3rd, PFA Team of the Year Substitute.
    Iker Samaniego - PFA Team of the Year
    Cesar - PFA Team of the Year
    Alejandro Gutierrez - PFA Team of the Year.
    
    Angel - FifaFifPro World XI 
    Abranches - Uefa Goalkeeper of the Year 2nd
    Rodrigo - FifaFifPro World XI 
    Adnan Basak - FifaFifPro World XI Sub, Uefa Forward of the Year 3rd
    Code:
    Season             League        League Finish              Other Notes
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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    2024/2025    Premiership               17th
    2025/2026    Premiership               15th
    2026/2027    Premiership               8th                   FA Cup 6th Round, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2027/2028    Premiership               6th                   FA Cup Winners.
    2028/2029    Premiership               5th                   Carling Cup Runner-Up, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2029/2030    Premiership               2nd                  FA Cup Winners, Europa League Runner Up.
    2030/2031    Premiership               9th
    2031/3032    Premiership               1st
    2032/2033    Premiership               1st                   FA Cup Winners.
    Code:
    League Competitions Won:
    Premiership:
    2031/2032, 2032/2033
    
    League Two:
    2017/2018
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    2015/2016
    
    Blue Square North:
    2013/2014
    
    Cup Competitions Won:
    FA Cup:
    2027/2028, 2029/2030, 2032/2033
    
    Community Shield:
    2028/2029, 2032/2033, 2033/2034
    
    Code:
    Personal Achievements:
    Manager Of The Month Awards:
    Premiership:
    March 2028, Jan 2032, March 2032, Dec 2032, Feb 2033, Oct 2033, Jan 2034.
    
    Championship:
    April 2024, Dec 2022, Dec 2020
    
    League One:
    Jan 2018, Dec 2017
    
    League Two:
    Aug 2017
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    March 2015, Aug 2015
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2032/33 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2031/32 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2029/30 Premiership                  Manager of the Season 2nd Place
    2027/28 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2026/27 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2019/20 League One                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd
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    Well an absolutely dreadful performance against Fleetwood that saw us thrashed 6-0 (thankfully after private chats with the entire side who are all determined to do better has lifted their morale back up) has just thrown the race for the BSP title wide open.

    With three games to go we are top with 81 points (a run of 9 wins from 10 games ending with a 1-0 win over previous leaders Aldershot jumped us to the top of the league), Fleetwood (who now have the same goal difference as us) are just behind us on 77 points as have Kettering, whilst Histon, Aldershot and Gateshead all have 76 points, Salisbury in 7th have 75 points whilst Crawley in 8th are a bit behind with 70 pts.

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    And as expected we bottled it

    Conceeding a 96th minute equalisler against Cheltenham and losing 2-0 to relegated Bromley thanks to two gifts results in us throwing the league away to Fleetwood - Though relegated Forest Green did their bes to help us scoring two late goals against Fleetwood but they were unable to find a third to claim a draw against Fleetwood and with Fleetwood winning our result was inmaterial as we finished second and have to enter the playoffs.

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    Nantwich - Premiership 2033/2034
    Media Prediction - 3rd out of 20th.
    Actual Position - 1st.

    Premiership Retained - Carling Cup Won - FA Cup Won - Knocked out in 1st KO Stage of CL. Again.

    This year was the 150th year Nantwich have been in existence, and we celebrated it rather well.

    Not really much to say. Brought in a couple players, used the same tactic, did really well. Went on a long unbeaten streak.

    Won the Carling Cup vs Arsenal on Penalties.

    Won the FA Cup by smashing Arsenal 5-1.

    Lost in the 1st KO stage of the CL to Lyon (Again).

    Have made two tough decisions. I'm selling Cesar the 29yo Brazilian AML who has been at the club for 12 years, to a german side for 10 million, and Strano, 29 Argentine ST to Inter for 21 million. I've never been a big fan of keeping players beyond 30.. I probably could've kept Strano for another year, but I think it was definitely Cesar's time to move.

    Stadium loan of £5.75m (38.5k per month). 1 year left on that.
    Bank loan of £2.2m (9.25k per month) from the chairman leaving. 19 years left.
    Club Chairman Loan of £24.5m (156k per month) 11 years.
    Club Chairman Loan of £18.5m (118k per month) 12 years.
    Club Chairman Loan of £16.75 (106k per month) 13 years.

    Code:
    Squad Player Year Achievements:
    Alejandro Strano - FWA Footballer of the Year, EPL Golden Boot, PFA Team of the Year.
    Cesar - PFA Team of the Year, PFA Team of the Year Sub.
    Alejandro Gutierrez - PFA Team of the Year.
    Angel - FifaFifPro World XI, FWA World Footballer of the Year 3rd, PFA Team of the Year.
    Abranches - Uefa Goalkeeper of the Year 2nd, PFA Team of the Year.
    Rodrigo - FifaFifPro World XI, FWA Footballer of the Year 2nd, PFA Team of the Year.
    Adnan Basak - FifaFifPro World XI Sub, Uefa Forward of the Year 3rd, PFA Player of the Year 3rd.
    
    Abranches - UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year 2nd.
    Code:
    Season             League        League Finish              Other Notes
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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    2024/2025    Premiership               17th
    2025/2026    Premiership               15th
    2026/2027    Premiership               8th                   FA Cup 6th Round, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2027/2028    Premiership               6th                   FA Cup Winners.
    2028/2029    Premiership               5th                   Carling Cup Runner-Up, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2029/2030    Premiership               2nd                  FA Cup Winners, Europa League Runner Up.
    2030/2031    Premiership               9th
    2031/3032    Premiership               1st
    2032/2033    Premiership               1st                   FA Cup Winners.
    2033/2034    Premiership               1st                   Carling Cup, FA Cup Winners.
    Code:
    League Competitions Won:
    Premiership:
    2031/2032, 2032/2033, 2033/2034.
    
    League Two:
    2017/2018
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    2015/2016
    
    Blue Square North:
    2013/2014
    
    Cup Competitions Won:
    FA Cup:
    2027/2028, 2029/2030, 2032/2033
    
    Carling Cup:
    2033/2034
    
    Community Shield:
    2028/2029, 2032/2033, 2033/2034
    
    Code:
    Personal Achievements:
    Manager Of The Month Awards:
    Premiership:
    March 2028, Jan 2032, March 2032, Dec 2032, Feb 2033, Oct 2033, Jan 2034, Dec 2034, Jan 2035, April 2035.
    
    Championship:
    April 2024, Dec 2022, Dec 2020
    
    League One:
    Jan 2018, Dec 2017
    
    League Two:
    Aug 2017
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    March 2015, Aug 2015
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2033/34 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2032/33 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2031/32 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2029/30 Premiership                  Manager of the Season 2nd Place
    2027/28 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2026/27 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2019/20 League One                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd
    
    Hall of Fame
    Nationality - Australia - 1st.
    
    Nation - England - 10th.
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    Ashton United – Blue Square Bet Premier 2012/13 – Season 2

    So after just about claiming the BSN title last season I was hoping for two promotions in a row to get us into the Football League however I'd be happy with staying in the BSP.

    Our expectations were to fight against relegation - I could have picked a higher goal but they all gave me the same funds, namely nothing. The bookies gave us odds of 40-1 and expected us to be battling relegation whilst the media said we'd finish rock bottom.

    Though there was some good news in our Youth intake as my staff reckoned young right winger Scott Plumley had the potential to be a good League One player in future.

    Transfers - I struggled to attract better players this season, though I did manage to grab two useless players on loan, and with promotion jacking up everyone's wages I went out getting rid of any squad players who's wages were two high for their status, and I even managed to get some money for a couple of players - flogging four players to Wales for a total of £71K - though I nearly forgot how annoying the Welsh teams are at this level - they seem to have plently of money is good however the fact that they can get your players on bosmans at the end of december isn't.

    FA Cup - We lost to fellow BSP side Mansfield at the first hurdle this year.

    FA Trophy - We also went out at the first hurdle in the FA Trophy again, this suffering an unlucky 4-0 defeat to Wrexham in a replay - it was an even game until Wrexham scored just after the hour we then collapsed conceeding twice more within minutes before my Keeper was injured and I'd already made my subs leaving me with 10 men and a Striker in Goal for the last 16 minutes in which surprisingly we only conceeded one more goal.

    Blue Square Bet Premier - It was a weird season, we started off the season with no consistency as I tried to find our best formation and best XI and with it looking like we'd finish the season in a safe mid table position we suddenly hit form in February winning five games in a row scoring three goals in each, our run was only ended by Port Vale after we could only draw to them after spending most of the match with just nine men. we then won our next four games ending with a win over Aldershot who'd been top of the league for the last 20 games but had now been replaced by ourselves, however we then collapsed suffering two draws and two defeats in our next four games including a 6-0 thrashing by Fleetwood who after our second defeat leapfrogged us in the league and claimed the title with us having to settle for second place.

    In the Playoffs we were to face Gateshead and a fine first half performance saw us return home with a 3-1 lead. The Second leg was to be my 100th game at Ashton and we started off where we finished winning 4-1 to make it 7-2 on aggerate, the game also brought in a record £40K and saw us set a new BSP goalscoring record.

    In the Final we faced Histon and in a nervy game Histon grabbed the only goal after managing to bundle the ball home from a corner in the 86th minute to leave us in the BSP next season - however there was a silver lining as we made £270K from the final (which was about 50% of our income for the entire season) which put our finances nicely in the black for next season.

    Squad

    Signing of the season has to have been my new Keeper - Norman Bevan arrived as a 15yo generated into the game without a club but with the Potential to be a Championship player and despite his tender age he was already better than my other keepers and after a slow start he quickly made the #1 jersey his own.

    In Defence Jacob Hronec continued at right back though with him missing the last three months due to injury Welsh Youngster Michael Harriman was given a chance after he was released from QPR. On the left Daryn Hennessey had a solid season as he made the position his own.

    In the centre of defence Sean McGinty was a rock it also didn't hurt that he was pretty lethal on attacking corners grabbing an impressive nine goals, partnering him was Jack Dean until his poor form at the end of the season saw him lose his place to Conor Coady who rotated between DC and MC this season.

    On the right wing I brought in former Blackburn trainee Jamie Maclaren who had a solid season though he did miss the first three months of the season due to injury, on the left was the impressive Sean Wray who'd been released by Ipswich, providing cover was Alex Cooper again.

    In the centre of midfield deployed as my Playmaker was Striker David Mooney who'd been released by Reading and is slowly being retrained into a Midfielder and despite a slow start he was soon controlling the midfield, this left Joe McKee on the bench who might have regretted turning down an £80K move to Notts County at the start of the season who are currently in the Championship. Providing the defensive cover in midfield was my Captain Francis Zenaba who really struggled at times.

    Upfront I brought in Aaron Wilbraham as a new Targetman after he'd been released by Ipswich and he had an excellent season scoring 14 goals and getting 12 assists, partnering him was Max Wright who is somewhat annoying - he is either deadly or useless in a game and you never no which one is going to turn up. Providing cover was fellow Scotsman Callum Bagshaw.

    Best XI - For some reason Benali is picked ove Zenaba? Whilst Youngster Plumley is named on the bench?

    Overall XI - Not to bad only wingers Piana and Owusu-Ansah are no longer here.

    Average Attendance leaps upto 20% this season.

    Finances - Playoff Final money means we actually made a profit and have some money for next season.

    Manager Profile - Still an unproven manager



    Career Overview
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    2011/12        Blue Square North         1st             Promoted - Champions            8
    2012/13        Blue Square Premier       2nd             Playoff Final Losers           20

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    So sorry for delay been busy at work nice weak off to play football manager, anyway David Clark becomes new manager of newly promotedBedford Town

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    Going to give this challenge a go again.

    Already looking forward to trying my best to get Metropolitan Police up next year...

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    Going To Restart this challenge just lost my save data file argh.

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    Nantwich - Premiership 2034/2035
    Media Prediction - 2nd out of 20th.
    Actual Position - 1st.

    Premiership Retained - Carling Cup Won - FA Cup 6th Round - Knocked out in Semi-Final of Champions League.

    Another title winning year, another failure in the Champions League. We smashed Barca 7-0 in the quarters, then completely failed to fire against City and getting eliminated. We won the Carling Cup and the League, but it's honestly annoying me now with our CL failure. City are still owned by a Tycoon, and they just keep buying success.

    Code:
    Squad Player Year Achievements:
    
    Angel - Fifa World 11, UEFA Defender of the Year, PFA Player of the Year 3rd, PFA Team of the Year.
    Abranches - PFA Team of the Year.
    Alejandro Gutierrez - PFA Team of the Year.
    Adnan Basak - PFA Player of the Year, PFA Team of the Year.
    Abranches - UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year.
    Iker Etaxbe - FIFA World 11, UEFA Forward of the Year, FWA Footballer of the Year, Golden Boot 3rd.
    Iker Samaniego - PFA Team of the Year.
    Rodrigo - FWA Footballer of the Year 3rd, PFA Team of the Year.
    Robinho - PFA Team of the Year.
    Roberto Catalano - PFA Young Player of the Year, PFA Team of the Year.
    Gustavo Vallejos - Goal of the Year 2nd.
    Code:
    Season             League        League Finish              Other Notes
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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    2024/2025    Premiership               17th
    2025/2026    Premiership               15th
    2026/2027    Premiership               8th                   FA Cup 6th Round, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2027/2028    Premiership               6th                   FA Cup Winners.
    2028/2029    Premiership               5th                   Carling Cup Runner-Up, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2029/2030    Premiership               2nd                  FA Cup Winners, Europa League Runner Up.
    2030/2031    Premiership               9th
    2031/3032    Premiership               1st
    2032/2033    Premiership               1st                   FA Cup Winners.
    2033/2034    Premiership               1st                   Carling Cup, FA Cup Winners.
    2034/2035    Premiership               1st                   Carling Cup.
    Code:
    League Competitions Won:
    Premiership:
    2031/2032, 2032/2033, 2033/2034, 2034/2035.
    
    League Two:
    2017/2018
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    2015/2016
    
    Blue Square North:
    2013/2014
    
    Cup Competitions Won:
    FA Cup:
    2027/2028, 2029/2030, 2032/2033
    
    Carling Cup:
    2033/2034, 2034/2035.
    
    Community Shield:
    2028/2029, 2032/2033, 2033/2034
    
    Code:
    Personal Achievements:
    Manager Of The Month Awards:
    Premiership:
    2036: Jan
    2035: Jan, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.
    2034: Jan, Dec
    2033: Feb, Oct
    2032: Jan, March, Dec.
    2028: March
    
    Championship:
    2024: April
    2022: Dec
    2020: Dec
    
    League One:
    2018: Jan
    2017: Dec
    
    League Two:
    2017: Aug
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    2015: March, Aug.
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2034/36 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner 2nd.
    2034/35 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner 2nd.
    2033/34 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2032/33 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2031/32 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2029/30 Premiership                  Manager of the Season 2nd Place
    2027/28 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2026/27 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2019/20 League One                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd
    
    Hall of Fame
    Nationality - Australia - 1st.
    
    Nation - England - 10th.
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    I've decided to give this one a go once more. I can never see to complete it, but I'll try again, nevertheless.

    I give you the new manager of Cambridge City!

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    Everytime I try to download the ddt file, it saves with a padlock icon on the file, and doesn't show up in either my computer or FM. Any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidbowie View Post
    Nantwich - Premiership 2034/2035
    Wondering what kind of players you have now? Could I ask to see your team players, formation etc? Just curious

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    i play a 4-2-4 with AMR/AML. Players I might do later, it takes some time. The game should make it easier or something :S

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    Nantwich - Premiership 2035/2036
    Media Prediction - 2nd out of 20th.
    Actual Position - 1st.

    Premiership Retained - Carling Cup Retained - FA Cup Won - Champions League Won.

    Challenge Complete

    This season was amazing. The team never let me down, they kept coming back, in all competitions we never lost a competitive match (only losing the league after we won the title, and only lost in the CL after we'd already secured the 1st place in the Group Stage).

    Financially we are in the crapper still, and we require constant financial injections from the Chairman. We just won everything and we still ended the year 6 million in the red.

    The team is also getting old. We've got a couple of 27 year olds, with the rest being 29/30/31. I've got talent coming through, but we'll need to focus heavily on rebuilding the team in the next few years. Liverpool got taken over by a Qatari tycoon as well, meaning there will be more competition for the best players.

    Where to go from here? I'd like to take up an international job as well.

    I think we're down to 4 seasons before a new stadium.

    Code:
    Squad Player Year Achievements:
    Angel - Fifa World 11, UEFA Defender of the Year, PFA Player of the Year 3rd, PFA Team of the Year, Champions League Dream Team.
    Abranches - UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year, PFA Team of the Year, Champions League Dream Team.
    Alejandro Gutierrez - PFA Team of the Year, Champions League Dream Team.
    Adnan Basak - PFA Player of the Year, PFA Team of the Year.
    Iker Etaxbe - FIFA World 11, UEFA Forward of the Year, FWA Footballer of the Year, Golden Boot 3rd, Champions League Dream Team.
    Iker Samaniego - PFA Team of the Year.
    Le - Champions League Dream Team.
    Rodrigo - FWA Footballer of the Year 3rd, PFA Team of the Year, Champions League Dream Team.
    Robinho - PFA Team of the Year, Champions League Dream Team.
    Roberto Catalano - PFA Young Player of the Year, PFA Team of the Year.
    Gustavo Vallejos - Goal of the Year 2nd.
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    Season             League        League Finish              Other Notes
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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    2024/2025    Premiership               17th
    2025/2026    Premiership               15th
    2026/2027    Premiership               8th                   FA Cup 6th Round, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2027/2028    Premiership               6th                   FA Cup Winners.
    2028/2029    Premiership               5th                   Carling Cup Runner-Up, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2029/2030    Premiership               2nd                  FA Cup Winners, Europa League Runner Up.
    2030/2031    Premiership               9th
    2031/3032    Premiership               1st
    2032/2033    Premiership               1st                   FA Cup Winners.
    2033/2034    Premiership               1st                   Carling Cup, FA Cup Winners.
    2034/2035    Premiership               1st                   Carling Cup.
    2035/2036    Premiership               1st                   Carling Cup, FA Cup, Champions League Winners.
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    League Competitions Won:
    Premiership:
    2031/2032, 2032/2033, 2033/2034, 2034/2035, 2035/2036.
    
    League Two:
    2017/2018
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    2015/2016
    
    Blue Square North:
    2013/2014
    
    Cup Competitions Won:
    
    Champions League:
    2035/2036.
    
    FA Cup:
    2027/2028, 2029/2030, 2032/2033, 2035/2036
    
    Carling Cup:
    2033/2034, 2034/2035, 2035/2036.
    
    European Super Cup:
    2036/2037
    
    Club World Cup:
    2036/2037
    
    Community Shield:
    2028/2029, 2032/2033, 2033/2034, 2035/2036
    
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    Personal Achievements:
    Manager Of The Month Awards:
    Premiership:
    2036: Jan, Aug, Oct, Nov.
    2035: Jan, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.
    2034: Jan, Dec
    2033: Feb, Oct
    2032: Jan, March, Dec.
    2028: March
    
    Championship:
    2024: April
    2022: Dec
    2020: Dec
    
    League One:
    2018: Jan
    2017: Dec
    
    League Two:
    2017: Aug
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    2015: March, Aug.
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2034/36 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner 2nd.
    2034/35 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner 2nd.
    2033/34 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2032/33 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2031/32 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2029/30 Premiership                  Manager of the Season 2nd Place
    2027/28 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2026/27 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2019/20 League One                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd
    
    Hall of Fame
    Nationality - Australia - 1st.
    
    Nation - England - 3rd.
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    Congratulations. Hopefully there'll be a choice of good international jobs after the 2036 European Championship. It was your first CL Final wasn't it. I bet you'd have gone Ape ecrement if you'd lost after the rest of your season.

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    Very much so.

    For a moment it looked like I might be throwing my monitor out the window.

    Milan conceded a penalty and a red card 15 minutes in.

    We had the penalty saved.

    Luckily we scored a minute later.

    Then Milan scored 2 in 5 minutes just before the break.

    I went ballistic at the team, angry team talk and angry individual's to basically everyone except my keeper.

    We ground them down and equalised in the 55th minute, and took the lead in the 66th and kept it till full time.

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    Nice win davidbowie.

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    Cambridge City - Blue Square North - Season 2011/12
    Table | Past positions | Squad | Transfers | Finances

    A great first season saw us quickly getting some wins, but at a cost. We were constantly conceded quite a lot of goals, and the goals kept comming both ways throughout the season. Samuel Ameobi showed himself as a good goalscorer early, but a serious injury kept him out of play for about 6 months. My backup striker, 17 year old Matthew Reece had to step up, and luckily he did deliver. Most of the squad are players who were released by Premiership clubs during the summer, and many delivered great. Towards the end of the season we were looking good for a spot in the play-offs, and some good result towards the end we got some good results to give us a possibility to gain promotion. In the semis we knocked out Nuneaton by winning 2-1 in the first match and 3-1 in the other. We were up against Worcester in the final, but we found ourselves down 3-0 by the 10th minute. Even though we struggled to try to catch up, we failed and lost 4-1 in the end. That means another season at this level next year aswell.

    In the FA Cup we managed to get through to the 1st round, but an away leg against Scunthorpe turned out to hard. Our short stint in the FA Trophy came to an abrubt end when Stafford knocked us out in the 2nd qual. round.

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    2011/12		Blue Square North	4th		Lost in the play-off final

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    Salisbury profile

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    I know Salisbury probably isn't the hardest one, but I just chose the team with a mainly plain white shirt Will try and do a season every couple of days, and will give updates.
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    well im signing up very very late but fml died so time to do something different..
    Going with Kendal Town.. should be ermm interesting..
    will probably get through a season every day or so... depending on work.. but wouldnt be surprised if i lose interest after 2... i always do..
    However i hope not!

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    It's not my intention to talk down on anyone here, the performances are to be admired. But why do so few people take on a team in a weak European country? With the DLR it makes the game so much more awesome... The dude that played with that Hungarian team was simply brilliant. Is it because you're all from the UK?
    I browse these forums to look for the stories of people that make small countries big, but they're very rare and I don't understand why.

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    I thought this challenge was specifically English lower leagues? And I think most people would go English regardless, as the structure is well known, and all the teams are well known, even those in the lower leagues. That's the reason I do it, anyway.

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    Lol, I browsed this thread together with the other similar challenges, didn't read the first line of this thread. :')
    Apologies!

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    Hello you crazy challenge lot! I've been making some kits for teams that you can play as in Dafuge's challenge. So far I've made Colwyn Bay, FC United, and Cambridge City. If you want to see them, go to http://s999.photobucket.com/albums/a...es/FM%20Stuff/

    I'm planning on releasing them for others to use (and making some more), but I don't know where I can upload them. Anyone know of a site where I can upload the zipped file for the kits and config for free? PM me if you do, because I'll probably miss your post if you put it here.

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    Nantwich - Premiership 2036/2037
    Media Prediction - 3rd (really? I"ve won the title for about 6 years in a row, and barely lost a game, and you say I'm only going to make 3rd?) out of 20th.
    Actual Position - 1st.

    Premiership Retained - Carling Cup Retained - FA Cup Retained - Champions League Retained - Community Shield Won - European Super Cup Won - FIFA Club World Cup Won

    This season was a testament to keeping an experienced core of players together despite them hitting their 30's, as well as deep and intensive world-wide scouting.

    Community Shield - 3-0 Win vs Arsenal

    European Super Cup - 3-0 Win vs Wolves

    Carling Cup - West Ham, Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool, 4-0 vs Manchester City (Final)

    FIFA Club World Cup - Tampines, America (MEX) 4-0 (Final).

    FA Cup - Doncaster, Cardiff, Newcastle, Arsenal, Liverpool, 3-1 Man City (Final)

    Champions League - Lyon (for the 5th time in 6 entries), Bayern, Barca, 4-0 Arsenal (Final, and I bet they are right sick of me by now).

    League - 1st on 94 Points, 30 wins, 4 draws, 4 losses + 55 GD, 2nd City, 3rd Arsenal, 4th Liverpool.

    Having won the challenge, I decided to stop really caring about the financial side of things, and let the dice fall where they might, so I went out and signed 40 million dollars worth of youth talent, 15, 16 and 17 year olds. I literally scouted every 15 and 16 year old in the EU, as well as most of the 17 year olds.

    Financially, we've got all our income for the year and are still £18,000,000 in the red. Chairman stumped up £47,000,000 and brought us back to £30,000,000 or so. Also upgrading our Youth Recruitment Network.

    A few of them slotted into the first team such as my 4 star potential Spanish Striker Marti Porras who made 27 appereances at the age of 16, scored 6 goals, 3 assists and an AvR of 7.00, often playing at AML.

    I've got "The Next" Guti, Morgan de Sanctis, Paul Breitner, Jurgen Kohler, Michael Dawson, Rio Mavuba, Vicente, Gael Clichy, and a couple are wonderkids.

    I farewelled my long-serving Assistant Manager Tosh Farell, who was replaced by an Argentine with similar stats who should develop quite nicely with experience.

    I took over Holland, then moved to Brazil, and we are on track to qualify for the World Cup quite easily.

    I'm taking out player achievements because there's so many I lost track and cbf writing out the 40+ awards they've achieved.

    Code:
    Season             League        League Finish              Other Notes
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    2011/2012    Blue Square North         18th      
    2012/2013    Blue Square North         9th      
    2013/2014    Blue Square North         1st                  Promoted As Winners, FA Cup 2nd Round
    2014/2015    Blue Square Premier       12th
    2015/2016    Blue Square Premier       1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2016/2017    League Two                14th                 FA Cup Third Round, JPT North Losing Finalist.
    2017/2018    League Two                1st                  Promoted As Winners
    2018/2019    League One                4th                  Lost in play-off final
    2019/2020    League One                2nd                 Promoted As Runner-Up. JPT Lost in Final.
    2020/2021    Championship              6th                 Lost Promotion Semi-Final
    2021/2022    Championship              8th
    2022/2023    Championship              7th
    2023/2024    Championship              2nd                 Automatic Promotion
    2024/2025    Premiership               17th
    2025/2026    Premiership               15th
    2026/2027    Premiership               8th                   FA Cup 6th Round, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2027/2028    Premiership               6th                   FA Cup Winners.
    2028/2029    Premiership               5th                   Carling Cup Runner-Up, Europa League 2nd KO Stage.
    2029/2030    Premiership               2nd                  FA Cup Winners, Europa League Runner Up.
    2030/2031    Premiership               9th
    2031/3032    Premiership               1st
    2032/2033    Premiership               1st                   FA Cup Winners.
    2033/2034    Premiership               1st                   Carling Cup, FA Cup Winners.
    2034/2035    Premiership               1st                   Carling Cup.
    2035/2036    Premiership               1st                   Carling Cup, FA Cup, Champions League Winners.
    2036/2037    Premiership               1st                   Carling Cup, FA Cup, Community Shield, Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup won.
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    League Competitions Won:
    Premiership:
    2031/2032, 2032/2033, 2033/2034, 2034/2035, 2035/2036, 2036/2037
    
    League Two:
    2017/2018
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    2015/2016
    
    Blue Square North:
    2013/2014
    
    Cup Competitions Won:
    
    Champions League:
    2035/2036, 2036/2037
    
    FA Cup:
    2027/2028, 2029/2030, 2032/2033, 2035/2036, 2036/2037
    
    Carling Cup:
    2033/2034, 2034/2035, 2035/2036, 2036/2037.
    
    European Super Cup:
    2036/2037
    
    Club World Cup:
    2036/2037
    
    Community Shield:
    2028/2029, 2032/2033, 2033/2034, 2035/2036, 2036/2037.
    Code:
    Personal Achievements:
    Manager Of The Month Awards:
    Premiership:
    2037: Feb, March.
    2036: Jan, Aug, Oct, Nov.
    2035: Jan, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.
    2034: Jan, Dec
    2033: Feb, Oct
    2032: Jan, March, Dec.
    2028: March
    
    Championship:
    2024: April
    2022: Dec
    2020: Dec
    
    League One:
    2018: Jan
    2017: Dec
    
    League Two:
    2017: Aug
    
    Blue Square Premier:
    2015: March, Aug.
    
    Seasonal Awards:
    2036/67 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner.
    2034/36 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner 2nd.
    2034/35 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner 2nd.
    2033/34 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2032/33 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2031/32 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2029/30 Premiership                  Manager of the Season 2nd Place
    2027/28 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2026/27 Premiership                  Manager of the Season Winner
    2019/20 League One                   Manager of the Season Winner
    2017/18 League Two                    Manager of the Season Winner
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier           Manager of the Season Runner-up
    2013/14 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season Winner
    2011/12 Blue Square North             Manager of the Season 3rd
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    Hall of Fame
    World Wide - 13th
    
    Continent (Europe) - 13th
    
    Nation (England) - 3rd 
    
    Nationality (Australia) - 1st.
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    Thought I'd get back into my Dafuge's Challenge save. I'm playing as Colwyn Bay FC, and still in my first season.

    Last Ten Results

    http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/a...5games2012.png

    I played these games months ago, so can't remember much about them. The results are pretty good though. As always, Droylsden caused us problems. I struggle to beat them as Colwyn Bay, and struggled to beat them on my FC United save. Other than the two losses, my team has performed great.

    League Table

    http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/a...amesin2012.png

    We're 25 games into the BSN, and currently sitting in second place. Tamworth are top, but only one point in front and we have a game in hand. In twenty five games, we've conceded far too many goals. I've tweaked my tactics for my second attempt at this save, and hopefully the changes will help the defense out.

    FA Trophy

    http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/a...ltsJan2012.png

    Very disappointing. That's all I have to say about that.

    FA Cup

    http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/a...ltsJan2012.png

    Having an amazing run in the FA Cup. My first game since I started playing this save again, and it was against Preston in the fourth round. I expected a heavy loss for my team, but somehow we managed to win, and we looked good doing it. Michael O'Halloran scored both our goals, and I made sure to tell him how brilliant he played. The team made a nice £92K reward for winning in the fourth round. Bring on the Premiership team in the fifth round!

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    I made £305K for Colwyn Bay in January 2012, and I've drawn Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round! Bring on the dosh!

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    Cambridge City - Blue Square North - Season 2012/13
    Table | Past positions | Squad | Transfers | Finances

    We followed up last season and topped it by winning the league and gaining promotion. It was clear early on that it would be a two horse race race between us and Alfreton. Luckily we draw the long straw and won it on the second to last match. Once again Samuel Ameobi had a great season along Michael O'Halloran up front. Towards the end we brough in a new striker to complete the two great ones we had, Sam Whittall, and he made clear he wanted a stake at first team football. In only 7 matches and one sub he managed to score a total of 9 goals. Next season should be exiting to see who we are going to favor up front.

    In the FA Cup we managed to get through to the 1st round, but as last season an away game to a higher level team proved too much. This time it was Brentford who knocked us out. In the FA Trophy we managed to get all the way to the 4th round before Salisbury got the better of us.

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    2011/12		Blue Square North	4th		Lost in the play-off final
    2012/13		Blue Square North	1st		Promotion

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    XaW, good to see O'Halloran is playing well for you. He's not scoring as well for me. Sixteen matches, only nine goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcunitedfan View Post
    XaW, good to see O'Halloran is playing well for you. He's not scoring as well for me. Sixteen matches, only nine goals.
    Thanks, he's doing a good job up front. 9 goals in 16 matches isn't bad though?

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    It's OK. I want 16 or more in 16 games though lol. Yussuf is doing great up front for me.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdR5tDvLlbM

    This may be the most ridiculous own goal I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcunitedfan View Post
    It's OK. I want 16 or more in 16 games though lol. Yussuf is doing great up front for me.
    Can I see what Yussuf looks like? I had one in my team who did quite well. Is he French?

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    He's from Tanzania. Here's a link to a screenshot of him: http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/a...Attributes.png

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    In 38 league games, my Colwyn Bay side has managed to pick up a record breaking 80 yellow cards and 5 red cards! That's a shocking amount of yellow cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcunitedfan View Post
    He's from Tanzania. Here's a link to a screenshot of him: http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/a...Attributes.png
    Product from Leicester City iirc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo7 View Post
    Product from Leicester City iirc?
    That's correct.

    He's in contention for BSN player of the year.

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    Finally finished the first season of the save I started about six months ago. I had typed a long review of the year, but when I tried to post it, it said the page had expired! I swore a bit, then decided to post screenshots rather than big descriptions.



    Colwyn Bay - Blue Square North - 2011/12
    Media prediction: 22nd
    Actual position: 1st


    League Table

    Results Part One

    Results Part Two

    FA Trophy

    Results

    FA Cup

    Results

    Key Players

    Adi Yussuf

    Cameron Lyn

    Matthew Regan

    Michael O'Halloran

    Other Stuff

    Transfers

    Finances

    I got BSN manager of the season!

    Next Season

    All I can hope for is to stay up. Anything better than just avoiding relegation will be a bonus. I'm hoping for another good FA Cup run, and it'd be great to make a challenge for the FA Trophy instead of going out of it at the early stages.
    Last edited by fcunitedfan; 09-05-2011 at 18:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcunitedfan View Post
    Finally finished the first season of the save I started about six months ago. I had typed a long review of the year, but when I tried to post it, it said the page had expired! I swore a bit, then decided to post screenshots rather than big descriptions.
    Yeah, that will happen if you don't have the "remember me" option enabled for the forum. Easiest way round it if you're not fond of cookies is to type up in a text-editor first and then copy/paste

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yidd0! View Post
    My scouts picked up this guy. Bid for 30k, accepted and contract negotiations have gone well.

    Looks like he will be a BIG player, if he buggers off in a few years, he should be worth a few bob by that point.

    Also, he will be the first player I have actually paid for for FC United.
    Bonjour. Been a while!

    Picked this back up a couple days ago. About to get promoted to the prem after bouncing a few seasons around L1,Championship, then L1 again, then straight back to Championship with the guy mentioned in this quote as my star DM. Quality player. Best scouting find for me ever :P

    BTW, I'm 6th in Championship in Jan.

    There we go...

    Will properly update tonight with eVERYTHING thats been happening. So much to tell...

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    Colwyn Bay - Pre-Season - 2012/13

    Results

    Not bad results in the friendlies. Lost the first and last matches, but didn't expect to win them. The other five matches went well.

    Tactics

    I decided to try a 4-5-1 in the friendlies, and it worked pretty well. I still need to tweek it, but what I have will do for now.

    Transfers

    I signed ten players and got rid of seven, all on free transfers. I need to get rid of a few more players, but I'm still under my wage budget. Near enough all the players I signed will be good enough for League one, if I ever get that far.

    Anton Peterlin

    Conor O'Sullivan

    Danny Foster

    Darren Carter

    David Mooney

    Jean-Yves M'Voto

    Leon McSweeney

    Luke Hendrie

    Phil Imray

    Stuart O'Keefe

    I could do with a better left sided defender because my Conor O'Sullivan is OK, but he's more a signing for the future than a signing for the present first team. Apart from that, I'm all set for the season ahead.

    Finances

    Transfer Budget

    Wage Budget

    My transfer budget is huge. I've never had a budget over £1m in the BSP before. An £8k wage budget is nice. If I need it, I am able to adjust my wage budget up to £16,250. I won't need to do that, as I'm pretty much set for the season in terms of players. I won't be spending any of the transfer budget either. I'm happy to sign good quality free players if I need them. I can't resist a bit of wheeler-dealing.

    League preview

    The media have predicted we'll finish bottom of the table, but I told the board I can achieve a mid-table finish. I'd be quite happy finishing somewhere in the upper to middle area of the table, and then making a big promotion push next year. Although, with the quality players I've brought into the team, I wouldn't be surprised if I got a play-off spot this year. If they play well together from early on in the season, and if my tactic works out well, I could be playing in League Two next season.
    Last edited by fcunitedfan; 10-05-2011 at 16:19.

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    Colwyn Bay FC - Ten Matches In - 2012/13
    Media Prediction: 24th
    Current Position: 2nd


    Results

    Great set of results to start the season off. Some big wins against the likes of Grimsby and Crewe.

    League Table

    Can't believe I'm currently in second place, and unbeaten in the league so far. Gateshead are top by only one point, having lost one than us but also won one more than us. I hope my good run continues, but I know we'll slip up sooner or later.

    Key Players

    David Mooney: Scoring a good amount of goals, including a hat-trick against Grimsby.

    Leon McSweeney: Three goals and five assists in nine games speaks for itself really. He's playing wonderfully on the right wing.

    Luke Hendrie: Doing a great job in central midfield. Scored a few, and set up a few.

    Matthew Regan: I didn't expect much from him this season, but he's performing above all my expectations right now.

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    Am I the only person still playing this challenge? Where's all the other peoples updates? Come on people!



    Colwyn Bay - Twenty games In - 2012/13


    Results

    Done well until my last two games, which I lost. Hopefully the team won't go on a downward spiral, because I'm really happy with how things are going.

    League Table

    After twenty games, I'm in 2nd position again. I was at the top, until I lost those two games in a row. I'm determined to win, now that I'm in a position to do so. Gateshead are playing brilliantly though, so getting ahead of them and staying ahead will be a difficult task.

    FA Cup

    So far, so good. Into the second round, and playing a team I should beat comfortably.

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    I think there's a handful of people still playing, but not everybody plays at the same rate, and some people prefer to only update at end-of-season. I can assure you that there are still people reading, even if they're not posting

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    I'm getting bored reading my own posts though! I'm interested in other peoples careers so far. I'd love to know if people like Welsh Wizard are still playing as Colwyn Bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcunitedfan View Post
    Am I the only person still playing this challenge? Where's all the other peoples updates? Come on people!

    So far, so good. Into the second round, and playing a team I should beat comfortably.[/CENTER]
    I should jump in an say, I am enjoying reading your posts.

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    I enjoy having a read through this thread every now and again so keep posting away
    I'm contemplating whether or not to tackle this challenge myself!

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    Go on Gizmo, give it a go. It's fun and at times rather exciting.

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