Excellent 1st season, you should be alright at the next level as there isn't too much difference. Don't worry about the link with Grimsby, you'll be above them soon
Excellent 1st season, you should be alright at the next level as there isn't too much difference. Don't worry about the link with Grimsby, you'll be above them soon
Another fine season with Methyr town (did they used to be Merthyr Tydfil?) How do you think you will fare in your Blue Square Prem Season. Also how do you do the "code" thing at the bottom of your update posts?
If I remember right, would that be around 2001/02 season as I clearly remember watching Man City vs Grismby.
Thats right, they used to be Merthyr Tydfil, with what I have seen so far, I should be at least challenging for the title.
it is [code][/code ] (don't leave a space between the e and the ], I was just using it to show you.) Your text would go in the middle, use notepad to get everything straight before copying and pasting it in the middle.
Great progress B.W.G & a great first season Wes
Finally decided to buy FM11 and I'm going to give this ago.Just waiting for the patch to download.
I'm done in Brazil so it's time to start this. Introducing the new manager of Sun Postal Sports who play at Level 10 of the English system in the Molten Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One.
Welcom to the challenge daemonic.....I expect another run of titles for this seasons challenge
Good Luck with the challenge daemonic, just had a FA Cup Run to the 1st round (level 9 atm)
B.W.G - Merthyr Town - Blue Square Premier (Level 5) - 2015/16
Transfers - I got what I needed and was hopeful I could make a challenge on at least the playoffs. Ray Burns was my pick of the transfers as he is dubbbed the new Michael Owen although he is alot less injury prone!!
Blue Square Prem - Table - Well that was easier then expected, I thought that recently relegated Crawley Town and Kettering would at least provide some type of challenge but no. The thing with this season was that the games were even but we managed to convert alot more chances than the opposition. Biggest win was 7-2 against Corby Town.
FA Cup - 5th Round - Thats right we made the 5th round!!! We beat Ebsfleet (BSP) 1-0 in the 1st round, 5-1 against Nottingham Forest (L1) in the 2nd round, 6-1 against Wycombe (L2) in the 3rd round and Brentford 2-0 in the 4th round so it was a easy route to the 5th. We had no chance against Villa though as they dominated for long spells and did actually put the ball in the net 5 times but thank god for the offside rule to make it look more respectable. This however was Villas 1st team so I can't really complain except for the tie not being at Villa Park.
FA Trophy - Winners - How we didn't put the ball in the net is beyond me as we practically dominated the entire game. Lucky enough we managed to keep our nerve in the penalty shoot out. With this victory it made it 4 FA Trophys in a row!!.
I won Manager of the Year for the 1st time in a few seasons and well deserved it was.
Loanee Ray Burns was top scorer hitting 36 goals in 49 apps. He was Top Scorer in the Blue Square Prem and won Player of the Season.
Pat Ulor topped the assist chart with 24.
Centre back Jose Quintas won Fans Player of the Year. He deserves an award as he is always one of the most consistent performers I've ever had. The fact he heas the potential to play in the premiership shows that I need to keep him at all costs as well.
For this season, the new chairman wants us to avoid relegation, reach the 2nd round of the FA Cup and just learn from the experience in the league cup and the JPT Trophy.
With the amount I will be spending on wages this season, I will be aiming for promotion, good runs in the FA Cup and league cup and I recokon I could reach the quarter finals in the JPT if the draw is kind. I have decided this as I will be maxing out a 2,000 capacity stadium so I will need other ways to cover wages and I need to aim higher to try and help income if I can get promoted.
I hope the new signings come good as they are all have the potential to play in the premiership which took ages to scout through!!.
The Exiles 2015/16
The exiles are the Welsh Clubs who turned down the chance to play in the League of Wales and opted to keep playing in the English leagues. I thought I would keep track of how they perform to see what the future holds for the Welsh team, I will include Merthyr Town in this list as well.
1 - Cardiff - Finished 19th in the Premiership
2 - Swansea - Finished 19th in League 1
3 - Merthyr Town - Finished 1st in Blue Square Premier.
4 - Newport County - Finished 5th in Blue Square South (Promoted via Playoffs)
5 - Colwyn Bay - Finished 13th in Blue Square North
6 - Wrexham - Finsihed 19th in Blue Square North
The other exiles other then us and Newport had disappointing seasons although Cardiff would have gained quite a considerable amount of money from playing which hopefully can go towards facilities to help the national team.
Code:Season Division Position FA Cup Champs League Euro CUp Acheivements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 Toolstation D1(L10) 1st 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion 2011/12 Toolstation Prm(L9) 1st 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion 2012/13 Zamaretto D1SW (L8) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2013/14 Zameretto Prem (L7) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2014/15 Bl.Square South(L6) 1st 4th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2015/16 Bl.Square Prem (L5) 1st 5th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners.
I have no staying power at all Fed up with players in reserves of clubs below the conference having no interest in joining us at Bedford in League 2 so I'm going to start again in level 11. Annoyed me that they didn't even make us pro in the BSP either.
Unluck TAoD,hope you can find a club that suits your needs. It also sounds like that your board were unambitious as well.
Thanks B.W.G, I am just very impatient it seems. Wonder how long I'll last until I realise running all the way down to level 11 makes the game far too slow
I'll give it a go though, think my plans for dominations with my 1st and reserve team was far too ambitious. Still enjoying reading the great progress you're making.
Thanks I personally think you should takeover A.F.C. Blackpool in the Vodkat League Division 1. They seem to have been pretty successful on my save as they have made their way up to Evo-Stik league 1st division north (level 8). Also you could try and make it so there are 2 successful teams in Blackpool
Well you know what they say...Great minds think alike
Another great Season BWG, unbeaten too very impressive.
Looks like you need an expansion/new stadium! Quintas looks a bit special.
Unfortunately, my new board seem more fond of facilites, they have given in to training facilities, youth facilities and are in the planning stage of youth academy. When I asked about the stadium, they said they felt they didn't have a big enough fanbase to warrant a new stadium.
Quintas is very special. He has the potential to be a good premiership player, he is also the best in my squad! The new season has seen me just buy players with premiership potential so I will not be signing except for squad players who will be backup or rotation, the only position I am looking to improve is my AMR position. So the next few seasons will see very little transfer activity hopefully.
I asked for training ground improvement they said no, so i coaxed them in with the "rivals" comment and they said yes. Just finished my second season won Level 9, update will follow!
That's a ambitious step premiership potential only! Good luck non the less, if your on large database search for Cristian Tiboni, on a previous save with Grimsby town he fired me into the premiership!
Wes_Coulam - Grimsby Borough - Kool Sport Northern Counties East Premier Division - (2011-12) - Level 9
Transfers - Didn't really bring any good players at the beginning mostly squad players but the early signing of Ashman was nice! Later on in the season i got my new goalie Gilpin (Ex doncaster 4 years ago that is) & Micah Evans who is playing nicely (ex blackburn)
Kool Sport Northern Counties Premier Division - Table - Was complete domination for the second year running the standard wasn't much difference won the league with 8 games to go had lost 1 game up to then just started playing some squad players make them happy for the following year. Gifton ran riot again.
Fa Cup - 1st Round - Was very happy with this years cup run to get to the first round real, Farnbourough although higher in the league than me wasn't the better team and we was very unlucky to lose!
Fa Vase - 3rd Round - We dominated this game 4 CCC to their 0 and somehow came away with a loss, was dissapointed i fancied us an outside bet for the Vase.
Gifton Noel-Williams - Another Amazing Year From My Experienced Striker, he was fans player of the year for a second year in a row, League top goalscorer, League player of the season, a pure clean sweep his immense.
Micah Evans - Joined late in the season but he's quite quick , low finishing but at this level he will do the job!
Antony Ashman - My new solid centre back and at 6"4 and 15 jumping at this standard he's a menace at the back post as he showed with 10 goals!
Another good year securing promotion to Level 8, very happy with Noel-Williams only thing is im worried about who is going to replace my star striker he's 32 new year we have a good relationship he's just singed a 3 year contract to see out his career with me! Also good old Darren Barnard is retiring at the end of they year, one last year for the Borough! at the tender age of 40. League was quite easy the standard didn't change, i was very dissapointed with Fa Vase , Fa cup we was lucky but aslong as we rise through the league's that's my main focus.
We're still Semi-Pro we had 300k in the bank and i was strangely hoping the board might fancy going pro but at level 8 its probably too early for that! The board agreed to upgrade the training facilities which should help us out! They also gave me 40k to spend and a wage budget of 2.3k a week so ill see what else we can pick up. As for the league the board expect mid table and so do the media although they gave me 5-4 odds about 4th best, Fa cup 4th qual round, fa trophy second qual round, Northern League presidents cup & northern league challenge cup the board don't count as important (going up in the world) so that will be nice for the squad players. Random future i feel close to Noel-Williams (ON FM that is) so i want him to retire at the club a legend (hopefully) then take him as a coach.
Another excellent season Wes, don't expect level 8 to be any harder then you have previously done.
I'm afraid Tiboni isn't on my save even though I have a large database.
Has anyone else been allowed to scout the World? I'm in level 8 (3rd Season) I asked the board to expand scouting they said no persuaded them to say yes, they had already "upped" it once in the first season they have done it again now in the 3rd season and i can now scout the whole world @ Level 8! (Seems Bizzarre) Good for me though
Thats a shame BWG he was a star for me and a coup at 2k.
Last edited by Wes_Coulam; 07-01-2011 at 13:09. Reason: bwg response
Bloody hell!!! I can only scout the continent as my board won't let me go any further afield and I'm in season 7!!!
Hopefully though at the end of the season (in March, so not long to go!!) they will let me go around the world.
EDIT: Just found something out, on the boardroom if you hover over a greyed out request it will tell you why its greyed out.
As you can see it says board request to build a new stadium (We pay £500 a year in rent) is greyed out, as you can see,it is being actioned but if you look at the screenshot below you can see that the only request is the youth academy....strange!!
Last edited by B.W.G; 07-01-2011 at 14:59.
B.W.G - Merthyr Town - nPower League 2 (Level 4) - 2016/17
Transfers - I took a massive gamble on signing players with premiership potential and letting them develop. I needed brilliant 1st team players who were a step up from what I had. My personal favourite was Fabio Moussi as he had never had a club before but had high stats in the right areas and can take a mean freekick.
League 2 - Table - It was slightly more difficult but it looks like my transfer gamble really paid off as we walked the league and scoring alot in the process as well as keeping a tight defense. Our biggest win of the season was 6-1 against Torquay. Next season will be alot tougher especially with the teams relegated from the Championship so we could be in for a massive wake up call.
FA Cup - 3rd Round - I'll be blunt, I had no idea that Peterborough were a premiership team so I should pay more attention. It was fairly even but they were able to convert better and had more shots in the 1st half. It was a deserved defeat so I can't complain although it wasn't the dream draw I was hoping for but a few years ago we would have got slaughtered by that standard of a premiership team.
League Cup - 2nd Round - This was a better performance against the Villains, I was lucky to get this far as I left it late in the 1st round. This was Villas 1st team as well so maybe in a few years we may be able to compete more evenly with premiership teams.
JP Trophy - Winners - The only shock here is that it was league 2 vs league 2 as we both knocked out league 1 opposition in the regional finals. We dominated this game so 3-0 was more then a fair result. Nice to have a trophy even though the league 1 sides didn't take it seriously, I will take it seriously in League 1 as it should be straight forward to win.
I won Manager of the Year!!!. Well deserved as I was supposed to fight against relegation.
George Fletcher was top scorer with 36 goals in 53 appearances. Spurs had released him, I was amazed I could snap him up as he wanted cheap wages. The problem with him is his attitude as he keeps going out on the night before matches but I can't really do anything as he is the nest striker in the team. To let him off though, he thrived on first team appearances and it helped him develop immenslety just like his partner in crime (see below!!)
Adam O'Brien topped the assist charts 21 but he also chipped in with 34 goals. He really is Fletcher's partner in crime as he was also released by Spurs and also likes a good drink the night before matches although its less frequent then Fletcher.
Andrew James won Goal of the Season in which another Merthyr Player came 3rd.
Jose Quintas won Fans Player of the Year for the 2nd year running. He continues to improve and chipped in with 13 goals throughout the season. If he is like his potential says he is then England could have a future centre back as he only needs another 382 days in England.
The board want me to avoid relegation, and reach the 2nd round of both the FA Cup and the Johnstones Paint Trophy. I will be aiming for a playoff place, 3rd round of the FA Cup and to retain the JPT.
No sign of a new stadium which is still greyed out so I am betting either after the new season is over or the season after to when it will be announced.
I will be looking strengthening in the AMR and MC positions as Ruper (MC) won't sign a new contract and his agents wants him earning £10k p/w while I need an AMR with potential which I may have found one from Croatia of all places.
The Exiles 2016/17
1 - Cardiff City - 3rd in Championship (Lost in Playoff semi)
2 - Swansea - 9th in League 1
3 - Merthyr Town - 1st in League 2
4 - Newport County - 12 in Blue Square Premier
5 - Colwyn Bay - 8th in Blue Square North
6 - Wrexham - 11th in Blue Square North
Improvement all round for the exiles on the previous season. Cardiff were hard done by in the semis after having 5-4 on agg even though they had 2 goals wrongly disallowed for offside and Derby were given a very dodgy penalty. The national team doesn't look to have a bright future as the best Welsh Player in the future is Andrew James as he is the only one I have found with premiership potential and he came through at Arsenals academy!
Code:Season Division Position FA Cup Champs League Euro CUp Acheivements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 Toolstation D1(L10) 1st 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion 2011/12 Toolstation Prm(L9) 1st 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion 2012/13 Zamaretto D1SW (L8) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2013/14 Zameretto Prem (L7) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2014/15 Bl.Square South(L6) 1st 4th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2015/16 Bl.Square Prem (L5) 1st 5th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2016/17 nPower League 2(L4) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,JPT Winners.
Brilliant season again B.W.G
Thanks daemonic still nowhere near your 31 titles in a row on last years though
Another Great Season BWG, George Fletcher Looks Very Special!
He's not too bad but he can lack consistency as well, he scores lots in a short space of time then decides to have a goal drought!
I'm hoping he gets better with age as I don't really have anyone with high determination!!
B.W.G - Merthyr Town - nPower League 1 (Level 3) - 2017/18
Transfers - Not much to say, Dennis Berger was bought in as back up while Negro and Mkhize were in as first teamers. Mkhize was touted by his agent who he then fired after signing!
League 1 - Table - Rather amazing but what was more impressive was that Fletcher, O'Brien and Ferguson scored 97 goals between them out of the 149 scored. Fletcher hit 44, O'Brein hit 28 and Ferguson chipped in with 25 from centre midfield. The defense held up very well as well but it was the 1st season of the new pairing of Quintas and Negro so I was quite pleased. Biggest win was 7-1 against Charlton!!
FA Cup - 5th Round - I'm sick of the sight of Blackburn now but not really much to say as they are a mid table side but we kept it respectable. We did however beat Southampton in the 4th round 3-2 who were in the premiership (they finished 20th but it still counts ). I can beat the relegation battlers, hopefully by the time I go up then I may be able to match the mid-table sides.
League Cup - 3rd Round - Still not up to premiership quality but that is hardly surprisng but we kept it respectable, we were never at the races but give it a couple of season then we should be able to match them when we have quality in depth.
JP Trophy - Winners - In what was a repaeat final of the previous season, it was a quite an even game but 3-1 did flatter us as we finished our chances whereas Shrewsbury didn't. I won't be playing in this competition again unless things go tits up next season.
I won Manager of the Year....woooooooooooooooo!!!!
George Fletcher was top scorer hitting an impressive 58 goals in 57 appearance with 44 in 44 being in the league which made him Top Scorer. He won Fans Player of the Year.
Andy Whitham topped the assist chart with 53 assists which beat the previous record by 26.
We dominated Team of the Year by having 10 out of 11 players in it. I think this is a tad harsh on centre mid Glen Mkhize as he rated 7.22 in 40 games compared to Smiths 7.14 in 40 games.
No sign of my stadium as its still greyed out on the requests.
My chairman is a *****, enough said as hes not been very kind with the wage budget as Leyton Orient and Hartlepool are able to offer more in wages then we are. My top earner is £6k a week, Leyton orient is £7.5k a week and Hartlepool is £8k a week.
This season we are to fight relegation, 3rd round of FA Cup and the 2nd round of the League Cup. I'm aiming for mid-table, not too bothered about the cups as I should be able to get further if I get kinder draws and not draw premiership teams straight off the bat.
Code:Season Division Position FA Cup Champs League Euro CUp Acheivements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 Toolstation D1(L10) 1st 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion 2011/12 Toolstation Prm(L9) 1st 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion 2012/13 Zamaretto D1SW (L8) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2013/14 Zameretto Prem (L7) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2014/15 Bl.Square South(L6) 1st 4th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2015/16 Bl.Square Prem (L5) 1st 5th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2016/17 nPower League 2(L4) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,JPT Winners 2017/18 nPower League 1(L3) 1st 5th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,JPT Winners.
On a side not there are 5 teams(out of 24)now in the Blue Square Premier who started in the tiers 7-10.
In the Blue Square North there are 8 teams (out of 22) who started in tiers 7-10.
In the Blue Square South there are 11 teams (out of 22) who start in tiers 7-10.
So it should only be a matter of time before another team from tier 7-10 who go up to the football league.
On a side note, there have only been 2 tycoon takeovers to date, Ellesmere(Peruvian Tycoon) who are in Blue Square North and Hemel Hempstead (Hungarian Tycoon) who are in Southern Premier.
Another great season B.W.G.
I finally finished my first season and it was a bit of a walkover. Should have the end of season post up tonight.
Thanks Daemonic I'm actually tempted in a feeder club to see how far I can send them up the league, might have to go for Sun Postal Sports, if iI'm allowed to pick my own
I actually played Ellesmere in the new pre-season, we drew 0-0.....I could not get anything past them!!! Its their first season in the BSN and in their 1st game they win 4-1 so I'm expecting another promotion if they keep that up.
Uri-Southill Alexander-Bedfordshire Premier (2011-12)-Level 11
I have been waiting unemployed for the first season letting all teams hire their managers & signing all free talents out there..
By the end of season there was not one single team that suited my needs...I had to wait ,but eventually I managed to get a Club to manage...
They finished 15th out of 16th last year & after 8 rounds they are 8th at the League...
Here is my profie part 1 & part 2...
The media predict the club to end 14th & the board will not judge me this season since I haven't been there from start of season...
The most important factor to apply for this team was that their Chairman Loves his Club
I will take it slowly since I'm playing other games, bye for now...
Last edited by Uri; 11-01-2011 at 12:29.
Good luck Uri, nice to see you back!!!
That chairman is gone.....my new one has been at the club for two and a half years and is only Enjoying life so it looks like I could be in for chairman number 3 in a couple of seasons.....maybe the next one will be a bit more generous and give me a decent budget to play with
Well it's good to know someone is actually enjoying life...I'm not enjoying a bit here...After all the the trouble I took to get a better challenge the game refuses to play and just keep crashing on me...I have downloaded the new level 11 build...So I'll have to start all over again one last time before I dump this game into the trash....:confused:
Last edited by Uri; 11-01-2011 at 18:50.
Sun Postal Sports - Molten Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One (Level 10) - 2010/11
Constant merry go round as players came in and were then replaced as our scout unearthed an upgrade. The joys of amateur status and no annoying fees to worry about.
Molten Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One
Predicted: 8th | Final Position: WINNERS | Graph
Absolutely cruised to promotion, sealing the title with 9 games to spare. We eventually finished 45 points ahead and with 145 goals in the for column.
FA Cup - 5th Qualifying Rnd
Decent run which was ended by Frickley who play at Level 7 of the pyramid so no complaints.
FA Vase - WINNERS | Final
Our first cup and it bodes well as we handed out some heavy defeats including a 6-0 thrashing of Level 9 side Stokesley in the final.
Finances - No wages meant very few outgoings. Could be board changes on the way however as the Chairmans status is 'Will listen to offers'
Most Assists: San Lee - 27
Most Goals: San Lee - 60
Most MoM: San Lee - 14
Highest Avg Rating: San Lee - 7.86
Fans Player of the Year: San Lee - Hardly a shock decision, amazing season.
Best Eleven: Season | Overall
Sun Postal Sports Trophy Room
South Midlands Football League Division One x 1 - 2010/11
FA Vase x 1 - 2010/11
Code:Season League Pos. FA Cup FA Vase/ Lge Cups Europe Achievements FA Trophy _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2010/11 SM1 (L10) 1st 5th Q Rnd FAV Winner N/A N/A South Mids. D1, FA Vase
Great Season Daemonic
That's alot of goals.....I bet the rest of the teams are glad to be rid of you and the level 9 teams are fearing you already
We're predicted 4th and were 1/4 favs with the bookies so i think the expectation is we'll go up again. Wasn't helped by only having a wage budget of £25 for a few weeks so a few players left cause I couldn't give a contract after I'd made sure to tie San Lee down to a 2 year contract. Board have upped it to £1200 now so pretty good seeing as players will accept £50-£90 a week.
Season 3 - Level 8 - Grimsby Borough (Started Level 10)
Biggest Game In History?
Managed to take Millwall to a replay unfortunately its away though but if by some minor miracle we win, it will undoubtedly be the biggets game in our history. Was a sell out crowd of 3,000 at the home leg that's 2800 people standing in the ground too, seats are like gold dust!
Daemonic - Trust me, whatever you do....your still better then the AI manager of Sun Postal Sports on my save.....they've never made it out of level 10.
Wes_Coulam - Hope you get past Milwall for potentially your biggest game of your career. My biggest game of the career so far was this season.....I lost 3-1 on penalties to Man Utd in the league cup at Old Trafford so yours has come much earlier then mine.
The Dream Is Over...
Another good run following on from the 1st Round last year, but after this years run we're quietly sat on a heap of half a million that's 50 million pennies.
Unlucky... One day you will be bigger then that lot, just make your first victory over them a big one to show them you have not forgot about losing!!!
Just achieved my biggest result ever in the FA Cup. I just beat Man Utd in the FA Cup Quarter Finals. Ok the red card was errrrr controversial but still.
My reward, a semi final tie with.......Tottenham who are 3rd in the premiership (1 place above Utd!)......Bugger.....
B.W.G - Merthyr Town - nPower League Championship (Level 2) - 2018/19
Transfers - I basically threw a tantrum and went to board to request more budget using the rivals will get ahead option, needless to say it worked
Championship - Table - Well that was a bit too easy. I honestly thought with all the ex-prem sides, it would be a bit harder. 6 was our magic number this season as we beat Scunthorpe and Sheffield Wednesday 6-0 while we beat Coventry and Nottingham Forest 6-1. Its also a sad day for Newcastle as I don't think they will be in the Championship much longer as you saw they finished 20th, but they will be losing money due to the reduced capacity of St. James Park as it now only holds 38207 and their finances are insecure!!!
FA Cup - Semi-Finals - Our run to the final was winning 4-0 against Bristol City in the 3rd round. Beat Watford 5-1 in the 4th, 5-2 against Birmingham in the 5th before we took the scalp of Utd in the quarter finals by beating them 1-0. As for the semi, all I can say is Tottenham got lucky. On another day we could have won the match but thats football for you, to win the game game you have to bury the chances. In the 5 matches we had in the FA Cup, we faced 4 premiership sides (Bristol City, Birmingham, Utd, Tottenham) so I definetely got a good view of what I am up against next season.
League Cup - 3rd Round - We beat Bristol Rovers 4-0 in the 1st, beat Leicester 3-0 in the second before we faced Man Utd in the 3rd. To be fair, Utd should have won in normal time but they couldn't convert their chances. We got lucky and managed to hold out till the penalty shootout where we had no luck. When my squad is fully developed then maybe we can do better in this cup.
I won Manager of the Year in which I deserved seeing as I was predicted 24th!!
George Fletcher was top scorer hitting 50 goals in 51 appearances and this included a 10 hour goal drought!!! He was Top Scorer in the championship and also won Fans Player of the Year and he is still only 21......frightening.
Andy Whitam topped the assists chart with 26.
We had 9 players feature in Team of the Year
Also Jose Quintas has been capped by Portugal at the age of 26. He is also now Merthyr Town Captain!!
First off, we're having a nice expansion of 10500 which will give it a capacity of 12,500. I will be playing in front of 1760 people till 5th April 2020. One word for my board.......morons.
We are expected to stay clear of relegation, 4th round of the FA Cup and 3rd of League Cup. I have other ideas.....I'm going for mid table and later stages of the cups. My aim for this season is to make a statement......Merthyr Town are here and we're here to stay.
While we made the Premiership, its also a brilliant day for Gedling MW fans everywhere as they have been promoted to League 2! They are the first team out side the top 6 divisions to do so. Gedling MW started in the East Midlands League (Level 10!!!) What makes it sweeter is that they won the Blue Square Premier and have only had 1 takeover which was a consortium.
Code:Season Division Position FA Cup Champs League Euro CUp Acheivements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 Toolstation D1(L10) 1st 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion 2011/12 Toolstation Prm(L9) 1st 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion 2012/13 Zamaretto D1SW (L8) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2013/14 Zameretto Prem (L7) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2014/15 Bl.Square South(L6) 1st 4th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2015/16 Bl.Square Prem (L5) 1st 5th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2016/17 nPower League 2(L4) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,JPT Winners 2017/18 nPower League 1(L3) 1st 5th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,JPT Winners 2018/19 nPower C'ship (L2) 1st Semi-Finals N/A N/A Promotion.
Last edited by B.W.G; 13-01-2011 at 10:42.
Congrats again B.W.G, fingers crossed for a 10th title in a row
Bloody hell BWG - how do you do it? I follow the Gundo thread as well, so this is two in a row where you've basically stormed it. I make it 24 seasons of yours that I've read (and kudos, btw, on your reporting style - always a good read) and you've won your league 23 times (and runner-up in the 24th, your first season in the Welsh Prem with a newly-promoted semi-pro team). Granted, a lot of them were the Welsh Premiership ;-)
Seriously though - with the funds you've had and the transfers you've made it just seems so outrageous that you've had straight promotions. You won the Championship with 80% of a squad that wasn't a favourite to get out of League 2 two seasons prior! So come on - what's the secret?
daemonic - ye I'll be lucky if that happens but man city release a wonderkid who I managed to snap up 10k a week and hes been capped by England as well so you never know
[c] - the quote below is from daemonic in the hall of fame thread from fm10 which I think it probably sums it up best.
Basically due to my managers rep, I have been able to sign players who are way too good for the division they have been in. I had World Class managers rep in the Championship. This year seems to be more of the same as I have even seen level 8 teams, with their managers having had national rep as well.... but it does seem to allow you to build a bit of a snowball effect when you start so low down the leagues.
A few league wins and maybe a cup and even with a starting rep of Sunday League Footballer your rep will increase to regional or even national. So by the time you reach the BSS/BSN your manager rep is probably similar to starting a game with your rep set to Professional Footballer allowing you to attract better players than can usually be done in the dafuge challenge.
And thats just the effect on your manager rep, the club rep also gets a 'head start' as my teams was already National by the time we hit the BSN.
Other then that, I have normally done quite well in cups and kept wages down so they wouldn't burn my finances. The players I signed all had premiership potential and some have responded much better to first team football then I had hoped for but when they were signing it because they wanted to work with me so I'm guessing that would be from the managers rep I had built up.I actually expected to but from the championship in 2 seasons. This however will go down the pan in the premiership. Also its my tactics......its the same tactic I used with Bridgend.
Last edited by B.W.G; 13-01-2011 at 10:46.
Congrats B.W.G, you always seem to pick up some absolute gems in young players. You don't half complete seasons quickly either.
Its took me absolutely ages to scout them and I mean ages.I never realised how long it took to go through every player that I could scout, all the players with expiring contracts in every country I could scout as well as looking at under interested players.
With the seasons, it because I work in retail and at the moment their is little hours to work, normally I work between 38-45 hours a week, but with sales being so poor at the moment its been more 20 - 25 hours a week. Also my gf lets me play a lot of fm as it keeps me out of trouble and she knows where I am
Just wish I could find a team and stick with it right now. Really enjoy reading your updates and it makes me want to start a game but then I just get bored
Nudge Up Much?
Welcome and best of luck to both of you.
@The_shocker, you should check the forums on sortitoutsi.net, lots of links to logo packs. I'm using one from there and although not all Level 10 teams have a logo, from Level 9 up almost all do.
Good luck to both of you
Another great season BWG i wonder how you will get on , in first prem season??!?
Question when did your reserves start playing in the reserve league?
My reserves started playing in the reserves while I was in the Blue Square Premier. Not too sure though because when I looked at the reseve fixtures, it just said no upcoming fixtures when selecting the season.
As for the prem season so far my record reads......P8 W6 D2 L0 F22 A6 Pts 20 and I am sitting top but teams have got games in hand (Arsenal have 4 and will go top if they win them all)
Can you upload your save game?
FA Cup 3rd Round:
Watford 0-0 Yorkshire Amateur
They injured our best player, out for 6 months the absolute *****.
The ******** have kicked us off the park again, injured 3 of our best players over 2 legs. Legwinski and Noel-Williams stretchered off in the 2nd leg as we are unlucky to lose 1-0.
got promoted with Lancing in my first season, bit of a strange thing though, instead of being promoted to Sussex County 1 in level 9 im now in the South Midlands League!
Lancing are on the south coast!!
also we've turned semi pro....
TAOD - Yorkshire Amateur - Kool Sport Northern Counties East League Division One (Level 10) - 2010/11
Transfers part 1
Transfers Part 1 - Standard stuff at amateur level as I just filled our squad seeing as we didn't need to pay any wages, was quite handy when the stupid cup competitions came thick and fast.
Kool Sport Division One - Table - Was as expected to be honest, very easy and I'm especially pleased that complacency didn't set in and we managed to go the entire season undefeated. A 7-0 Win at Brodsworth was the highlight.
FA Cup - 3rd Round - Can't really ask for much more from a level 10 side and we were unlucky to eventually lose to a strong Watford side. They were filthy in both games.
FA Vase - Winners - Seemed like every round we faced a team who was currently top of their league so I was quite pleased about this. Not so pleased that hardly anybody turned up
Wilkinson Sword Shield - Winners - Rubbish competition really but it all helps boost our reputation.
Abdeltarec Sakali He was far too good for level 10 and dominated the right wing until the Watford cloggers got to him and put him out for 6 months.
Gifton Noel-Williams Think everyone knows about this guy, 47 goals says all that is needed.
Oliver Hewitt - Fisher Went for a 1 up front system with an attacking midfielder just behind and this guy was perfect for the role, lots of goals and assists.
First off I think it's quite clear I've shamelessly stolen the posting format from B.W.G, hope you don't mind but it always seems quite easy on the eye. Perfect season for level 10 as we won the league and non league cups and had a great FA Cup run. Also signed quite an interesting player in Paul Taylor, check out this article about him: http://lesrosbifs.net/2010/08/the-cu...om-anderlecht/ he's had quite a strange career already.
Code:Season Division Position FA Cup Champs League Euro CUp Acheivements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 Kool Sport D1(L10) 1st 3rd Round N/A N/A Promoted .
Last edited by The Art of Drowning; 17-01-2011 at 19:12.
Great Season there, hope you don't get bored of this save
Also I don't mind one bit you copying my report format
B.W.G - Merthyr Town - Premier Division (Level 1) - 2019/20
Transfers - Did not care about those who left other then Yonkov who I got £2.2 mill for even though I wouldn't of given £2.20 for. For the in's only Greg Browning and Patrick Mkhize were 1st Choice. Browning had been capped twice for England so I couldn't beliece City let him go. The last three on the in side are for the future my top choice would be Martin Lassen as I just have this really good feeling about him as do my coaches as he has 4* PA and can be better then my 1st choice AML.
League - Table - The perfect 10. We had City battling us but they blew it in their 37th match against Arsenal (The officials actually screwed them) as they lost 2-1. Even though we won the league setting a new record for goals, I feel I was too over reliant on George Fletcher who hit 40 in the league but there is one issue I need to sort and I won't be happy till its sorted......Man City did the double over me Biggest win was 8-1 against Bristol City at Ashton Gate.....my biggest win since 2010 which was 7-0 in the FA Cup.
FA Cup - Winners - To sum the final up in one word......easy. Bristol City will really hate us now as we beat them 6-0 in the final, a few weeks after tonking them 8-1 at Ashton Gate in the League. The fact Fletcher was injured so early in the game might have saved Bristol City but we still dominated. Our Captain Jose Quintas truly deserved Man of the Matach. I was involved in a 10 goal thriller with Man City in the 5th round (Will post screenshot in my next post).
League Cup - Winners - To be perfectly honest.....I deserved this cup for who I had to beat to get here......I had to get past Chelsea and Man City just to get to the final while Steven Gerrard's Peterborough hardest team was West Ham. We dominated from start to finish and the red card just solidified our position during the game. I didn't even really break a sweat during the game.
I won Manager of the Year....not really surprising as I was predicted 20th at the start of the Season!!
George Fletcher - How has he not been capped by England yet?????? He was top scorer for the season hitting 54 goals in 48 appearances. He broke Andy Coles record of most league goals in a season as he hit 40 which made him Top Scorer. He won Fans Player of the Year, European Golden Boot,Footballer of the Year and came 2nd in European Striker of the Year!!!.
Adam O'Brien - Topped the assists chart with 25, not a great season for goal scoring has he suffered a 15 hour goal drought. Now a England international....I think Quique Flores got confused for which striker to call up.
Andy Whitham - He won Young Player of the Year which was a clean sweep for Merthyr Town.
I now have been given a new stadium called Richardson Arena...unfortunately this news was overshadowed by Man City's new stadium called the Man City Stadium (will hold 64,256).
The expecatations for the new season are respectable position in the league, 5th round in the FA Cup, QF in the league cup, group stages in the CL and they don't care about the Charity Shield.
My aim......win the lot....that is all.
Also my chairman's status is down to Happy to Stay so I am will be expecting a takeover soon.
Code:Season Division Position FA Cup Champs League Euro CUp Acheivements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 Toolstation D1(L10) 1st 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion 2011/12 Toolstation Prm(L9) 1st 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion 2012/13 Zamaretto D1SW (L8) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2013/14 Zameretto Prem (L7) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2014/15 Bl.Square South(L6) 1st 4th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2015/16 Bl.Square Prem (L5) 1st 5th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2016/17 nPower League 2(L4) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,JPT Winners 2017/18 nPower League 1(L3) 1st 5th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,JPT Winners 2018/19 nPower C'ship (L2) 1st Semi-Finals N/A N/A Promotion. 2019/20 Premiership (L1) 1st Winners N/A N/A Domestic Treble.
This is the 10 goal thriller in the FA Cup against City in the 5th Round, this would have been a match to remember in the cup.
Congrats B.W.G, fantastic season. Just hope it doesn't take you as many seasons to win the Champions League as it took me on FM10. City were my nemesis for the first few seasons at the top too Hopefully your cup success against them continues
Thanks daemonic Its weird having City for a nemesis, I actually support them IRL so I am pleased they have been doing well but I hate them for trying to overshadow me
I'm looking at matching my 12 seasons it took me last time for completing the challenge although I think I could do this year depending on the kindness of the draw.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, Tycoon owned Ellesmere are now in league 2. Will history repeat itself and they make it into the premiership on your fm10 save???
Last edited by B.W.G; 19-01-2011 at 00:34.
Fantastic season B.W.G, not surprised at all by your success. You'll probably win the Champions League next season
Well thats my aim but got quite a easy group even though I was 4th seeds. Had quite a difficult start to the season has 7 1st teamers were called up for the olympics which England won!!!
My 1st game in the champions league and I'm speechless.....10 shots on target and 9 goals. This is also my biggest win with Merthyr Town!!!
Europe going ok then B.W.G? :P
TAOD - Yorkshire Amateur - Kool Sport Northern Counties East League Premier Division (Level 9) - 2011/12
Transfers - Mostly players coming in ready for next season there, Calderon was signed as we didn't have too many options for pace on the left wing.
Kool Sport Premier Division - Table - Kind of gutted we lost a game but really no need to complain about that, an absolute breeze yet again.
FA Cup - 2nd Round - Wanted a repeat of last year but we had a much trickier route, managed to see off Blue Square Prem high fliers Wimbledon and Rushden but came unstuck against Welling who are in the BSS. Poor defensive performance.
FA Vase - Winners - Was really easy to be honest, pleased we retained it.
West Riding Senior Cup - Winners - RubLiterally nobody cares about this stupid competition but we won it anyway.
Will Grocott Can play central midfield and if I change my formation he fills in on the left too, decent player..
Ibrahim Sissoko The dominant aggresive force in midfield had an even better season than the last, fantastic at this level.
Danny Uchechi With Gifton being stupidly injury prone Uchechi stepped in and was more than capable, his pace kills teams and he creates a lot of chances for himsel. He misses a lot of them too.
Another great season but we need to push on now, got a few more players I want to add to our squad for next year and it might involve breaking quite a tight wage structure. Was pleased with other players who didn't get a mention before. Paul Taylor in particular was awesome.
Code:Season Division Position FA Cup Champs League Euro CUp Acheivements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 Kool Sport D1(L10) 1st 3rd Round N/A N/A Promoted 2011/12 Kool Sport Prem(L9) 1st 2nd Round N/A N/A Promoted .
Another good season TAoD, I predict another 1st place for the next season
Cheers, got to be the aim again. Just checked Merthyr Town on my game, promotion every year and they are top of their league again now. Have you sneaked in and managed them on my game?
I wouldn't be surprised if I did Although on a level 10 holiday save I've been running in work....Merthyr are in the Blue Square South (2025/26), the big surprises in that are Walsall Wood and Borrowash are in the premier league
according to your mail, because of the stadium being built, you're going to groundshare with yourself, in the stadium thats being built.........
Its a bug although its quite a funny one
We currently play in Rhiw Dda'r Taff Wells which is what we started in, SI will probably fix the bug in the next patch.
TAOD - Yorkshire Amateur - Evo Stik First Division North(Level 8) - 2012/13
Transfers - Players like Blackman and Hogg should be playing at a much higher level but I can't complain there.
Evo-Stik 1st Division - Table - Again annoying that we lost a game, it was after the league had been wrapped up and I trusted my assistant, still a fantastic season again.
FA Cup - 4th Qualifier - Stupidly got complacent and played our reserves. It backfired.
FA Trophy - Winners - Stunned by this to be honest, we beat some top sides along the way like Grimsby but the final was easily the best of the lot.
West Riding Senior Cup - Winners - Gives us a lot of money but it's a stupid competition.
Presidents Cup - Winners - Another rubbish thing to win.
Challenge Cup - Final - Way too many annoying competitions and we lost this one in the final.
Abdeltarec Sakali He's been a star ever since I signed him in the 1st season, he'll have better competition now with the arrival of ex Arsenal forward Gilles Sunu.
David Mooney irish striker is one of many options for us up front, a great foil for Blackmanl.
Nick Blackman Far too good for this level, he just destroys everyone. I reckon he is a capable league player.
A fantastic season again, with the new players I'm brining in I now think we can field an entire side of Arsenal reserve/youths that they have released Will be aiming for promotion again and a better FA cup showing.
Code:Season Division Position FA Cup Champs League Euro CUp Acheivements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 Kool Sport D1(L10) 1st 3rd Round N/A N/A Promoted 2011/12 Kool Sport Prem(L9) 1st 2nd Round N/A N/A Promoted 2012/13 Evo-Stik D1(L8) 1st 4th Qual N/A N/A Promoted .
Another brilliant season, I am quite upet that you managed to get Blackman as I wanted him but he was never interested in coming to Merthyr. I'm predicting another promotion with a title win for you, not too long and you'll be in the football league
I did go pro but I started off as semi-pro whereas you probably started as an amateur team so I had a bit of advantage at the start.
Wow, sooooooo jealous of the players you're attracting at Level 8 TAOD. I'm still signing players whose only claim to being footballers is they own their own boots. Best of luck next season.
B.W.G - Merthyr Town - Premier Division (Level 1) - 2020/21
Transfers - All the transfers were for the future bar the last one who I am shocked with, he was valued at £11 million and had a minimum release fee for £10,2500,000. I had kept an eye on him all season but waited till I had more finances available. Here is Yury Proshin
Premier League - Table - It was easy throughout the season, our 1 loss came at Man City about half way through the season, I did get revenge on the last day of the season when we beat them and Gary Johnson was sacked after the match even though they finished 2nd. We set new records for goals scored and points earnt, our biggest win was 9-1 against Bristol City.
Champions League - Winners - We were gived what looked a tough group of Valencia,Leverkusen and Fiorentina, we won the gorup with 5 wins and a loss (against Fiorentina), scoring 27 and letting in 9 which included a 9-1 tonking of Leverkusen. We given a easier tie in the knockout as we faced Benfica and we disposed of them 6-1 over 2 legs, we were given another trip to Portugal with it being Sporting Lisbon this time. We beat them in a slightly more difficult match 3-1 on agg. The semi saw an all English clash with Chelsea, we continued out form against them as their bogey team as we disposed of them 4-1 on agg to set up a clash with 11 time winners Real Madrid (they knocked out holders Arsenal in the semis). This game was ruined by the ref as Real should of finished with 10 men as Marcelo was harshly sent off. Adam O'Brien was an assasin throughout the match as Real could not handle him. Don't let the stats fool you as it was close up untill the 1st sending off. If its a consolation, Real did beat us 3-1 on hitting the woodwork
FA Cup - Winners - Was a tough game for breaking them down, they fluked their goals in a game we dominated (1 goal from distance, other goal hit crossbar and went over line). We deserved the win for the domination we showed, it was out clinical finishing which won the game. Our biggest win in the FA Cup was 9-0 against Fulham
League Cup - Winners - We should have wrapped this up in normal time but their keeper was exceptional throughout the game. It was a deserved win even though it took right near the end of extra time to break them down and score the winner through Fletcher. I was however disappointed that we threw a 2 goal lead and did let the players know about their rubbish performance.
Charity Shield - Winners - Always have a good ding dong battle with City and this was no exception, we had 7 players missing due to the Olympics (England won them!!) so it was mainly a youth team. This is football and it would have been fair to settle it with penalties but we took our chances.
I won Manager of the Year but I don't think anyone will be surprised at that.
George Fletcher - Profile - Quiet season for him, hit 37 in 56. He did however win Player's Player of the Year and came 3rd in European Striker of the Year
Adam O'Brien - Profile - Was top scorer for the season with 38 in 53 apps. He was awarded with CL Golden Boot and was 2nd in the CL Best Player which Andy Whitham won, he was also 2nd in the European Striker of the Year.
Jose Quintas - Profile - Merthyr Town Icon and captain. Always led by example and chipped in with 17 goals in 56 apps. He came 3rd in European Defender of the Year
Andy Whitham - Profile - This was his year, he topped the assists chart with 45 and chipped in with 20 goals and is now a regular feature in the England team. He won Footballer of the Year, Fans Player of the Year, CL Best Player and came 2nd in European Midfielder of the Year
Ognyan Paskalev - Profile - Best season yet for the youngster, 18 assists and 23 goals for the season and this was followed by winning Young Player of the Year
My chairman is looking to leave so will probably get a new one during the season.
Its my last season at the current ground before moving in to the Richardson Stadium so I want a complete global conquest before we do, so in other words, I don't care what the board want....I want a clean sweep.
The final thing is to beat Man City twice in the league.
Code:Season Division Position FA Cup Champs League Euro Cup Acheivements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 Toolstation D1(L10) 1st 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion 2011/12 Toolstation Prm(L9) 1st 2nd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion 2012/13 Zamaretto D1SW (L8) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2013/14 Zameretto Prem (L7) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2014/15 Bl.Square South(L6) 1st 4th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2015/16 Bl.Square Prem (L5) 1st 5th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,FA Trophy Winners 2016/17 nPower League 2(L4) 1st 3rd Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,JPT Winners 2017/18 nPower League 1(L3) 1st 5th Rnd N/A N/A Promotion,JPT Winners 2018/19 nPower C'ship (L2) 1st Semi-Finals N/A N/A Promotion. 2019/20 Premiership (L1) 1st Winners N/A N/A Domestic Treble. 2020/21 Premiership (L1) 1st Winners Winners N/A Domestic Domination + CL Winners
Congrats on the 'perfect' completion B.W.G, not a single season wasted
It was a hard battle but it was worth it. Also got a new striker for the new season to see if I can break my own records for goals scored!!
Thats incredible B.W.G, congrats. Put a lot of pressure on the rest of us now
Daemonic - The best way to attract good players at that level is to wait until about 4 or 5 games are remaining, some players who have been unavailable but uninterested in ages suddenly become interested.
I think it goes along the lines of "Pressure is Off" :P
Going to do at least 1 more season before deciding what to do next.