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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    A very nice season there PRDH, will give a more indepth read tonight after work.

    Yeah Charles the only good thing is you can sign them for long periods, but after they hit 23 its done, it was something that sucked I found in Turkey when I played there for a little bit last year....
    Just unfortunate that Guei's contract is running out at the end of this season, he's on 19 goals from 21(2) so far this season, so if i do get promoted, he'll probably have no part in the premier league i think it's only this team too, which sucks, all the other teams have 25+ foreigners.

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    The board just annoyed me by basically saying it's my fault we're so deep in the red. Hang on I didn't pay out £3 million to expand the stadium

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    Giorgio Natale is attracting interest from Serie A already! Novara are interested...

    He's just turned 17 years old and signed his first full pro contract - tied down to 2015 now.

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    I'm not surprised, I'd be sniffing around him for my Lusitania Acores team!

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    Just 4 games to go and it's so close, just 3 points seperate 1st and 7th
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    PRE SEASON/START OF SEASON

    well what a start we have made to the first divison we sittin top with 10 points with dundee behind us with 9

    http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...iew_Stages.png

    and the fixtures as well

    http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...Fixtures-3.png

    as for transfers they were all signed for free

    http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/..._History-1.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesbeams View Post
    Just 4 games to go and it's so close, just 3 points seperate 1st and 7th
    You can do it!

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    Afyonkarahisarspor - End of Season 2017/18
    Squad | Club Info | Finances


    League/Graph (Finished 1st)
    The league was really close until the last few games and luckily my usual bad form at the end of a season wasn't there and i finished with 4 out of 5 possible wins, getting me 1st place and promotion to the Turkish Premier League. There was a few moments where i was expecting the play-offs, but we did it. Next season isn't going to be easy though.

    Turkish Cup: (Lost in 2nd Round)
    I was a bit disappointed with the cup this season as i lost to a 2nd division side, but i blame myself for not playing my best team when i should have done really. We won the first on penalties and lost the 2nd on penalties.

    Transfers
    Again i didn't really bring many players in, but some of them didn't really play much. Ozgur Aydemir and Sergejs Pucinskis were the best of the lot. I kind of regret paying £250k (over 24 months) for Abdulkadir Kuzey, although he did score some important goals.

    Some good new regarding transfers is that i can now buy over 23 year old foreigners, meaning Serge Guei is staying on into the Premier League.

    Overall
    Overall it was a good season, but i'm fearing next season. One thing i am hoping for, is a lot of money for winning the league, tv money too. If i don't get that money, i'll be relegated for sure.

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    Season       League           Pos.    Cup          Europe     Achievements
    12/13        Turkish Div.2    4th     3rd Round    ------     Reaching Play-off Quarter Finals
    13/14        Turkish Div.2    3rd     2nd Round    ------     Reaching Play-off Semi Finals
    14/15        Turkish Div.2    2nd     2nd Round    ------     Reaching Play-off Quarter Finals
    15/16        Turkish Div.2    1st     4th Round    ------     PROMOTION!!!!
    16/17        Turkish Div.1    5th     5th Round    ------     Reaching Play-off Semi Finals
    17/18        Turkish Div.1    1st     2nd Round    ------     PROMOTION!!!!

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    Saw an achievement pop up on FM, so i checked what it was, realised it was from a news item. Was not expecting this.



    Obviously i rejected it

    I'm done with FM for the night now, will carry on tomorrow. Won't be as frequently updating now either as i start a new work placement tomorrow, so not as much time to play.
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    Nice Charlesbeams, very nice. Both in terms of promotion and that job offer. You're starting to get noticed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    Just about caught up on the updates i'd missed ... DodgeeD unlucky in the playoffs and i spot a famillier name in your report Kerem İnan was my first choice Keeper last year and here was me raving about how losing him to injury nearly ruined my season and he wasnt good for you!
    Not quite the same for me - a younger keeper established himself as first choice early in the season and Kerem was forever complaining about not getting first team action so I let him go in January... Perhaps he would have been a good player for us if given the chance.

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    I was promoted, but somehow lost reputation! Also did not finish in the top 3 in Coach of the Year despite promotion.

    Board starts to build a new stadium that will cost 1.5m only! 750k funded by selling of old stadium.

    I am now in the Premier division against the likes of Zenit, CSKA Moscow, and Rubin - with no budget increase. Will post season review later. It is going to be tough to stay up.

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    Well done on reaching the top flight Charlesbeams.

    My past experience of playing FM in the Turkish leagues is that a good 1st Division side can match a mid-table Super Lig side quite well so I'd be optimistic about your chances. Breaking into the top three is a tough task though. Good luck!

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    Jut started season 2. Made a few signings, still need a proper good striker to get me goals. Just won 4-3 away in my opener but only 1 was scored by a striker.

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    Keçiorengücü 2013-14 Pre-Season Report



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    Board expectation: Mid-table finish
    Media Prediction: 14th

    Cup
    Board expectation: Learn from the experience

    Budgets
    Transfer budget: 50,750 TL
    Wage budget: 45,373 TL per week
    Current Wage Spending: 24,429 TL per week

    Facilities
    Stadium Capacity: 5040 (all-seater)
    Season ticket holders: 144
    Training Facilities: Adequate
    Youth Facilities: Minimal
    Youth Recruitment: Basic


    Transfers - Summary

    A summer of wheeling and dealing saw 15 players leave the club and 15 new faces arrive. Most of the departures were players at the end of their contracts. The only player I didn’t want to lose was Sinan Kalayci, a young midfielder with great potential. He was asking for very high wages, too high for a potential star rather than an established one and so he left.

    Of the players who came in, several are youngsters and I hope they will be in the first team in the next season or two. Failing that, I should be able to sell them for a nice profit.

    The new arrivals who look set to make an impact (we’ve already played 5 games of the new league season) are:

    Sinan Meriç (DM) – only 18 but will get some rotation in and out of the team as back up to 33 year old Yüksel Sariyar.

    Uğur Yanıkdemir (AMRC) – This guy is a sormer Galatasaray youth player who has so far failed to live up to his potential. Now 26, a drop down the divisions will hopefully see him find some form. 4 goals in 4 starts is a good way to begin!

    Hakan Akman (ST) – adds some much needed young blood up front and hopefully some goals as well.

    Yaser Hacimustafaoğlu (ST) – another young player to lead the attacking line. 5 goals in 5 games so far and the September Player of the Month award all point to an astute signing.

    I hope goals from these guys can send us up!

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    So frustrating! What looks like a seventeen-year-old Uruguayan prodigy has popped up in my player search. I can't scout him, or get him in on trial at the moment so he's just sitting there taunting me, waiting to be snapped up by another team!

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    Good luck DodgeeD

    One of the strikers that missed sitters galore in that first match just scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDH View Post
    So frustrating! What looks like a seventeen-year-old Uruguayan prodigy has popped up in my player search. I can't scout him, or get him in on trial at the moment so he's just sitting there taunting me, waiting to be snapped up by another team!
    Screenshot surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Screenshot surely?
    Of course. Meet Jorge Rodriguez, 17-year-old Uruguayan attacking midfielder who I can't scout or get in on trial.

    [edit] - Apologies for the volume icon sitting over the top, but you get the gist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDH View Post
    Nice Charlesbeams, very nice. Both in terms of promotion and that job offer. You're starting to get noticed!
    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeeD View Post
    Well done on reaching the top flight Charlesbeams.

    My past experience of playing FM in the Turkish leagues is that a good 1st Division side can match a mid-table Super Lig side quite well so I'd be optimistic about your chances. Breaking into the top three is a tough task though. Good luck!
    Cheers. That is a little reassuring hopefully i can at least avoid relegation then. One thing i'm worrying about is bringing in foreign players and then getting relegated, meaning hardly any of them could play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDH View Post
    Of course. Meet Jorge Rodriguez, 17-year-old Uruguayan attacking midfielder who I can't scout or get in on trial.

    [edit] - Apologies for the volume icon sitting over the top, but you get the gist...
    Wow he looks fantastic! His hair has an extra sheen too...must be the Macbook effect

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    Ha! Must be. You can now understand the frustration of him being there, but not being allowed to go for him. I hope you all see my sacrifice for this challenge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDH View Post
    Ha! Must be. You can now understand the frustration of him being there, but not being allowed to go for him. I hope you all see my sacrifice for this challenge!
    You're an honest man. I'm sure others in the past have foregone those rules. So hats off to you. Karma will see you sign a wonderkid in a few years

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    Well that's one way to introduce myself to the big boys. First game in the Premier League - and it's a 5-2 win.

    [edit] - Just noticed that Porto were beaten in last year's Champion's League final. Should have helped with our co-efficient.
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    Dardanelspor A.S - Season 2013/14.



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    We never really looked like relegation candidates, we didn't have the greatest of starts but managed to pick up enough points and even go on a decent run of a 4 match winning streak enough to persuade me to change our plan from 'Survive Relegation' to 'Mid Table finish' for an extra £1k wage budget. 10th Position is very respectable and next year we'll make a charge for the playoffs.

    Transfers

    Since we can now sign 3 Foreigners i though we might as well take advantage and brough in 3 Internationals in Armenias GK, and U21 CF and Latvias CF (5 caps 0 Goals).

    The Squad

    GK, Arsen Petrosyan
    RB, Ridvan Simsik
    CB, Salih Dursan
    CB, Salih Kursunlu
    LB, Cagri Kodalak
    DMC, Devran Ayhan
    CM, Baris Aydin
    CM, Ugur Parlak
    AMC, Osman Ozparilti
    CF, Vardan Bakalyan
    CF, Eduards Visnakovs

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    2012/13   Second       2nd    Third Round    Promotion!
    2013/14  First Div.    10th  Second Round    Mid-Table - Check!


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    I have some catching up to do, but I see several promotions, so a big congrats to all of those!! And good luck to everyone where ever you're currently at in your journey to the top!

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    Well it looks like we'll just miss out on the playoffs but as far as first seasons go it's been excellent. We're a few points off the last remaining playoff spot with 3 games to go. Certainly possible but our form's dropped lately. Not expecting to make it and to be honest I'd rather I had another season in C2B to fortify an already impressive looking team

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    Anyone in Germany seen BAK Berlin 07 come up when holidaying (not sure of the exact wording of their name in the game). I'd love to be them but expect they are one of the lower ranked Regionallia teams so it could be unlikely they come up.

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    Des Tiny's AD Parla

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    Second Division B3

    Well a bit of up and down we started well, have lapsed for a bit due to injuries, then we started to climb back up the board again. There have been a bucketload of goals, but also some rather serious injuries to my starting strikers which has affected my chance to be nearer the top of the league.

    My Star of the Half: Riccardo Vignali
    The Should be Star: Miguel Herlein, barring all his injuries, he has 13 goals in 9(2) games.
    My Youth so far: Angel (DC/DM), Ivan Vilches (MC/ST)

    Good Results: at Ontinyent 5:2, vs Sporting Mahones 7:1, at Teruel 6:0, at Yeclano 6:1
    Bad Results: at Castilla 4:9, vs Leganes 2:5

    And there were goals, every one of these results shows what has been happening in my team this season, goals in both directions.

    The Table
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    | Pos   | Inf   | Team              |       | Pld   | Won   | Drn   | Lst   | For   | Ag    | G.D.  | Pts   | 
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    | 1st   |       | Leganés           |       | 22    | 16    | 3     | 3     | 48    | 17    | +31   | 51    | 
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    | 2nd   |       | Castilla          |       | 22    | 13    | 7     | 2     | 59    | 22    | +37   | 46    | 
    | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | 3rd   |       | Valencia Mestalla |       | 22    | 13    | 6     | 3     | 46    | 24    | +22   | 45    | 
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    | 4th   |       | Parla             |       | 22    | 13    | 4     | 5     | 71    | 36    | +35   | 43    | 
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    | 5th   |       | Hospitalet        |       | 22    | 11    | 7     | 4     | 41    | 28    | +13   | 40    | 
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    | 6th   |       | Ontinyent         |       | 22    | 11    | 5     | 6     | 37    | 33    | +4    | 38    | 
    | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    
    Relegation Playoff Spot
    | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | 16th  |       | Yeclano           |       | 22    | 6     | 7     | 9     | 19    | 28    | -9    | 25    | 
    | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    Spanish Cup

    1st Round: vs Beasin 3:1
    2nd Round: at Alaves 1:3

    The Transfers
    Since September 1st

    In Brief
    In: 1 Player (Free)
    Out: 0 Players (€0)
    Loans: 0 Players (No Fee)
    Wages Total: €14,750 (p/w)
    Wage Budget: €12,290 (p/w)
    Remaining Transfers: €0

    New Signings

    First Team
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    | Player            | Position | Price | Comments                                        |
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    | Bruno Guillou     |  DM/MC   | Free  | A change to a defensive midfielder in an attempt|
    |                   |          |       | to cut the goals down saw me sign him to start. |
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    | Player            | Position | Price | Comments                                        |
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    Future Transfers
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    |-------------------|----------|-------|-------------------------------------------------|| Player            | Position | Price | Comments                                        |
    |-------------------|----------|-------|-------------------------------------------------|
    | Nicolas Morel     | DC/DM/MC | Free  | He has been brought in as future cover at DM    |
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    Transfers Out
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    | Player              | Position | Price | Comments                                        |
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    | Player               | Position | Price | Comments                                        |
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    Other News

    Angel became the youngest ever player for Parla, Vignali scored most goals in a Parla game (4), Herlein got the Quickest goal at 10s.
    Injuries to our Strikers was really hurting us, Yetgin out for 2-3 months, Herlein out for 3-4 weeks, Herlein out for 6-7 weeks.
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    Aventure française de Berty Bassett
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    League - Graph

    We were predicted to finish 18th despite ending up in 10th position the previous season, so it was going to be tough again. The start of the season started off very strangely where our home form was bad and we were good away. Out of our first 8 away games we had won 6 and drawn 2, and at home we had lost 3 in as many games. At the end of the season that told as we were in the top 3 with 4 games to play and somehow proceeded to lose them all, missing out on promotion by 6 points. The main problem was scoring goals with a measly 43 in the league all season. I think the problem is too many players in and we had a very young squad so it took it's toll throughout the season. The runaway winners of the league btw were Grenoble (GF 38) who started the game the league below CFA so effectively this was their third straight promotion. They were in Ligue 1 a couple of seasons previously but presumably went bankrupt so were demoted, they had by far the highest average attendance (over 15k) so haven't lost their fan base and also have a huge wage budget. Speaking of those demoted teams we have Strasbourg in the National next season, woohoo.

    French Cup - 6th round

    Our lack of goals came through again as we lost at home to a lower league side, Vendée Herbiers Football on penalties after finishing 0-0 aet.

    Transfers

    Again had no transfer budget so all players coming in on frees, but there was a lot of them, which maybe was my downfall in the league. All the players I signed on low wages to start with and obviously if they make it then they can win new contracts and such.

    Squad - Best XI

    Johann Rouault - Player of the season and continues to improve, given him a new contract until 2017.
    Jacques Angan - Srt of disappointed with his end of season form after starting very well, being my main striker his 13 goals is disappointing.
    Karl Monthé

    Finances - The only reason I'm not more in debt is that the board pump £100k in here and there, but I fear the wage budget will decrease again. The board really can't complain after their decision to build a new stadium though. We have one of the lowest wage bills in the league with our highest earners on £600pw compared to GF 38 who had players on over £5k pw.

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     2012/13 | National  |   10th   | 7th Round | Overachievers |
     2013/14 | National  |   6th    | 6th Round |               |

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    Second game of the season was away at Porto. A real test of where my team were at. Well, unsurprisingly I faced a barrage as their undeniably superior team set about trying to find three points. However, against the run of play, in the 24th minutes Haris Kozak got us a goal to give us a 0-1 lead as we went in at half time. The barrage continued in the second half and they equalised in the 63rd minute. I at this stage feared they'd go on to knock another three past us. They didn't and despite them having 25 shots to our 4 and 66% of the possession we held on for a really hard-fought 1-1 draw.

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    Now that's a score that'd frustrate all of us if it happens to us huh PRDH Good luck for the rest of the season battling with the big boys.

    I've seen some lovely progress in the last few days as well. Keep going guys, it's pretty close to see our first top tier champion me thinks.

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    will hope to have end of season update on later toinght got to go to work

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    tommy1872 - Great start to the season.
    Charlesbeams - Well done on promotion and good luck against the big teams next season.
    DodgeeD - Seems like your new signings have started well.
    brettney1980 - Midtable is good in your first season in the division, I'm sure you can build on that.
    Lower Leagues Rule - Monstrous goalscoring you have there, especially with the injuries to your strikers.
    berty1978 - You're progressing steadily. Promotion on the cards next season? Rouault looks awesome.
    PRDH - Can't you ask the board to expand the scouting network so that you can scout Rodriguez?

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    LLR - how the hell did you lose 9-4 with both teams keeping 11 men on the pitch!?

    Aside from that you're going well overall. Apologies if I missed this, but how many teams go up?

    Vignalli's done superbly and you're unlucky that Herlein got injured as he started the season brilliantly!

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    Ok so with one game remaining there's 1 playoff spot left. We are 2 points behind and travel to Aprilia (who currently hold that playoff spot). So if we win we'll leapfrog into their place. There is one other side between us - Gavorrano - who have an away game too. It'll be tight and we're certainly underdogs but at least we have something to play for in the final game!

    Edit: Ah well, wasn't to be. We led 1-0 at the break but Aprilia came back strong. On OG off the head of my keeper and a short backpass let them back into the game and take a 2-1 win. A bit frustrating but as I said before, I'd like another season down here to build the squad
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    Romanista1994 - Tried that at the start of the season. They kindly upgraded it from just Central Europe and Brazil to all of Europe and Brazil. Hoping that his agent sees me commenting on him in the press and offers him to me. Then I'll snap him up. Although, if I'm honest, I'll have to wait until January anyway as I can't afford him, but could have got him on a free last year, and in theory could this year too.

    In other news, I just found myself reading through the FM09 thread. What a cracking season it was for this challenge.

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    Was FM09 my Savona year? Domegliara for you was it PRDH? If so - I think that was my favourite ever year of FM. Truly the best file I ever had :*)

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Was FM09 my Savona year? Domegliara for you was it PRDH? If so - I think that was my favourite ever year of FM. Truly the best file I ever had :*)
    It was indeed! I now class all years as BP or AP; before or after Pastore!

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    End of Season Round Up - Novese - 2012/13 - Serie C2B



    The League - 8th



    So our first steps in the 4th tier of Italian football were tentative but we gradually adjusted to the standard using our unique brand of centralised ping-pong style football. No wingers, some ruddy old full backs and a host of central midfielders didn't make for the best spectacle but it did acquire points.

    Despite losing our first two league games in among the cluster of Serie C Cup Group games, we demolished Campobasso 5-0 away to light the fuse on what would be an impressive debut season. One loss in our next 7 games meant we settled into a nice mid-table spot and gave me confidence in the year ahead.

    We did have inevitable drops in form - as you'd expect of a new team, in a 40 match division - and these were largely on account of a slightly thin squad mixed with an over-worked physio room. Injuries came and went, but for the most part I could field a genuine full time pro first team (ie. not have to use the woeful youth).

    As I adjusted the seasonal expectations in January to reflect our progress, the side seemed to lull. Complacency became too common-place as far more goals were conceded from set-pieces. Perhaps this was season-weary defending or poor concentration but it happened too often for us to mount a serious push for the playoffs.

    6 losses in our final 9 games (the other 3 being wins) put paid to our outside hopes of a playoff appearance - something I'm not too despondent about though - and means we'll be looking to build upon this season next year.

    Results 1
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    Serie C Cup


    This is a competition I've historically looked to win on FM. I've found that the first group stage is the toughest to qualify from as lots of teams use it as a way to build confidence for the league campaign ahead. So you often come across strong Serie C1 and C2 sides.

    2 wins and a draw in our first 3 games meant we avoided that hurdle though. This included a truly magnificent 3-1 win at Piacenza (who'd just been relegated from Serie B!).

    The 1st knockout round saw us face Spezia who we easily despatched 2-0. Our next game, away at Viareggio was just as straightforward as we triumphed 3-0. The problem was fixture congestion as injuries racked up. As my confidence grew in our chances at winning this trophy, so did the awkward 2nd Group Stage.

    Just 3 teams in each group means only the top team makes the semi finals. Unfortunately our 1-0 loss away to C1 Bassano meant we'd need a miracle to qualify. Leading 2-1 against Paganese would have meant qualification rested on goal difference; sadly Paganese scored a late equaliser to end the cup run. Still, it was productive and surely garnered some important experiences for the squad.


    The Key Men

    Antonio Montella (ST) - Fans player of the year and our main striker. Montella came to the club after signing an expensive contract but thankfully delivered over a long season. 24 goals in 42 appearances is a fantastic return and he was the best performer of the season.

    Giorgio Natale (AMC/ST) - The Novese wonderkid. He was spotted on a free transfer having not found a club and I swooped. 12 months later, he's played 42 games for Novese, scoring 8 goals and assisting 19. At just 17 years old he has a massive future in the game. He's way too good for us and the interest from Serie A is already concerning. We have him tied down for 2 more years and I don't imagine he'll stay beyond that so I'm going to have to use him wisely - cash in or help him propel us up the divisions? I'm siding with the later. The finances can wait! The best way I can sum up how well he's done this year is to point to his current ability - at the start of the season my assistant had him as 1.5 stars, now he is 4.5 stars. What a talent!

    Riccardo Tantardini (DC) - signed in January on an emergency basis given squad injuries, he has developed quickly and has the makings of a strong center back. An exciting prospect.

    Angelo Danotti (DL/DRC/WBRL) - Shout out to the now departed Danotti who quite simply loved a goal from a corner. Was strong for us but can definitely be replaced in the summer.


    Overall Squad Stats



    Objectives:

    For the coming season:

    • Improve perilous financial position (-£300k)
    • Secure top half finish
    • Continue to reduce the average age of the squad
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    |2012/13|      Novese     |    Italy   | Serie C2B |  4th |   8th  |                                               |               |
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDH View Post
    Romanista1994 - Tried that at the start of the season. They kindly upgraded it from just Central Europe and Brazil to all of Europe and Brazil. Hoping that his agent sees me commenting on him in the press and offers him to me. Then I'll snap him up. Although, if I'm honest, I'll have to wait until January anyway as I can't afford him, but could have got him on a free last year, and in theory could this year too.

    In other news, I just found myself reading through the FM09 thread. What a cracking season it was for this challenge.
    I see. Well, good luck in signing him.

    I've finished my first season, going to start on taking screenshots and writing the report.

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    FC Mulhouse Introduction

    I'm back to the club I began this challenge with in the 2009 thread, FC Mulhouse. It's a very old club founded in 1893, and some notable names in recent history are Arsène Wenger and Raymond Domenech. Wenger played for the club in his early days, while Domenech was both a player and manager (at the same time) at the end of his playing career.

    Manager Profile | Manager Information | Club Profile | Last Seasons CFA - B Table

    I have told the board that I believe we can avoid relegation and they have given m e a transfer budget of £84k and a wage budget of £17.25k p/w to get it done. The squad is already decent in size (no idea about quality yet), although many contracts will run out in a couple of weeks. There will no doubt be some major changes before the season starts.
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    Ohanzee - Great to see you back at FC Mulhouse
    iacovone - Natale really does look like he's got the talent to make it to the top. Hopefully he'll make it a part of the way with Novese. Solid first season, ready for a promotion charge next season?

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    Ohanzee - I remember the days of Mulhouse, good luck again. Lovely budgets to work with

    PRDH - I'm not sure if we'll be ready for a promotion push, it's dependent on who I can bring in this summer as I said goodbye to about 6 players after their contracts ran down.

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    Much like LLR, we've had a free-scoring start to the season. A 5-3 opening day defeat had me worried as did 2-2 and 3-3 draws but recent results have turned our way.

    Ahead of a match with Malatyaspor, I got criticised by a manger for the first time in this career. I gave him some of the same back and then this happened. I'll take that for the rest of the season!

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    Barakaldo 2012 End of Season Report (2013)




    Transfers - I brought in leftback Jon Manuel on loan in the last few days of the January window and he played one match getting a five month injury. Luckily I managed to find another leftback loanee on time in Eneko.



    Segunda B2

    League Table|League Graph

    Media Prediction: 11th
    Actual Positon: 9th

    We started off quite badly, not winning in the first five matches and dropping to 18th in the league. We recovered after a successful team meeting was called and we went unbeaten for the next five matches before Barca B trounced us at their place. Despite that loss we won the next four matches before hitting another slump which went from December to January. After we exited that slump with another team meeting we remained in midtable, never going below 12th or above 8th. By the end of the season we were firmly rooted in those midtable positions and three losses from the last four matches weren't enough for other teams to catch up with us.


    Copa del Rey

    We didn't play any cup matches.


    Squad

    Squad Overview

    Topscorer: Mikel Danobeitia (23)
    Most Assists: Noe Metzger (15)
    Most Man of the Match: Mikel Danobeitia (12)
    Highest Average Rating: Mikel Danobeitia (7.43)
    Worst Discipline: Nacho Lopez (9 Yellows)

    Notable Mentions: Carlos Alvarez who scored 12 goals and made 5 assists for an average rating of 6.99.

    Danobeitia, Metzger and Alvarez were hugely impressive up front and carried the team for large parts of the season. Perhaps some other players like Fernando and Mentxaka could have done similarly well, but they got long-term injuries early in the season and didn't recover well enough to be starting. At the back we were pretty bad (I've never seen so many own goals), but not worse than most of the rest of the division. However, with star goalkeeper Unai Alba starting to show the effect of age I'll have to start looking for a replacement.


    Finances - Just woeful, £647k in the red after the last league match. We're losing money at an incredible rate despite trimming the wages to below what they were at the start. The board will probably cut my allowed wage budget for next season, so I won't be able to bring in anymore players aside from those I've already agreed to sign. I pray for a cup run next year.


    Aims for Next Season

    -Get better players in and get rid of deadwood.
    -Improve on 9th position.
    -Sort out those finances.

    I haven't taken screenshots of all of the players because there's going to be some pretty radical changes to the squad, but next season I'll be looking to do a better squad report.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    LLR - how the hell did you lose 9-4 with both teams keeping 11 men on the pitch!?

    Aside from that you're going well overall. Apologies if I missed this, but how many teams go up?
    I think the problem was I went down 3-0 quite early, my thought was screw it lets see if we can pull back and show something to the big boys...so I basically went all out attack, who care if we lose 7-0 over 3-0 its still 0pts...well we pulled 1 back, but they scored 2 more for 5-1 not long after halftime, and I just kept pressing, mistakes were made by both teams and 13 goals scored lol...The top 4 teams go into crazy playoff system, there is an explanation on one of the other pages...

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    Can someone please explain to me how a 5-2 win on the opening day of the season, followed up by a 1-1 at Porto can then lead into four heavy defeats in a row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDH View Post
    Can someone please explain to me how a 5-2 win on the opening day of the season, followed up by a 1-1 at Porto can then lead into four heavy defeats in a row.
    Overconfidence

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    I couldn't resist any more despite the busy times around. After horrendous number of loads to get Istanbulspor promoted, I decided to go wih Anadolu Üsküdar. The screenshots will follow but some interesting facts first:

    - Only one favoured personnel exists in the clubs info screen, which you will see, and that name is no other than current Fenerbahçe chairman Aziz Yıldırım. Before his time as a board member in Fenerbahçe, he served Anadolu Üsküdar as chairman for two years starting from 1981.

    - The foundation year amazed me as well. A couple of searches gave an interesting answer to that. After Beşiktaş and Galatasaray were found as sports clubs, group of men gathered and discussed about a club based in Anatolian side of the city. In 1907, a group claimed that the club should be based in Kadıköy whereas some others said it should be in Üsküdar. The Kadıköy-ists departed and found Fenerbahçe in 1907, whereas the remaining guys found Anadolu in 1908. The name was later changed to Anadolu Üsküdar.

    - Lastly, the game says they are playing in Maltepe as a renter whereas their official site is claiming they are playing in Beylerbeyi. One way or other, the club does not own a stadium so it's one more goal to achieve in the long run. Also Maltepe Stadı is the natural home of one of our rivals, Maltepespor. Lovely!

    And now; ladies and gentlemen. I am glad to introduce you to the new manager of Anadolu Üsküdar, the second club in the Anatolian side, Sercan ÇALI.

    Despite the clubs long history, there are only a few achievements and all of those were won before 1920s. Anadolu Üsküdar is relatively unknown considering the fact that they are an İstanbul club, meaning they will have a tough time to generate fans around the city.

    Club overview looks decent but the fact that we are playing on a rental stadium is not good, let alone the fact to pay €9K per year plus 7% of the gate recepits. Here's some more club info for the interested parties. I am pretty sure we will be a one big family with our 47 ticket holders

    Aim for the year ahead looks like a relegation fight for now as I didn't even had the time to look at the squad. We are expected to finish dead last at 18th though. I'm hoping to make a good use of our €16K transfer budget and €10K wage budget of which €3K is already spent. With only an assistant manager backing me up now, it'll be a quick entrance to the transfer market to get a good backroom staff first.

    Lastly two photos of the stadium. Lovely place to play 2nd Division matches to be honest.





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    Good luck 5ergio, and welcome to Turkey!

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    FC Metallurg-Kuzbass Novokuznetsk - 2013-2014 in Review



    Recap:

    Unbelievable promotion!

    It was a great season, despite losing my
    star striker to a 475k higher division release clause in January. My young talent signed for cheap and on the free really came together. Defense was solid as I went on multiple runs of not conceding- to the point that despite finishing 2nd my team lost half a star rep and is one of the lowest rep teams in Russia because of my style of play. But it worked, and I was promoted - and even was rewarded with a new stadium to be built! Capacity 13k, will be done in two years, costing only 1.5 million! NEW STADIUM

    Even though I had a low salary, negative transfer, was predicted 20th - did not finish in
    top 3 for manager of the year.


    Results:

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    Club Information

    Notable Players:

    Star wingback signed on a fee as a 17 year old -
    Kirlichenko
    Good young Ukrainian MF - Vasylijiev

    Next year finances do not look much better-
    next years budget options
    . My business model of buying players for next to nothing or free releases from other teams, and playing them until they want more money from me/or another team is willing to buy them will have to continue.

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    2012/13    | First Division        |   15th (45pt)     |  5th Round    |    Stayed up
    2013/14    | First Division        |   11th (60pt)     |  7th Round    |    Playoff Contention
    2014/15    | First Division        |   2nd  (76pt)     |  6th Round    |    Promoted

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    Nice work Drake, congrats on the Promotion. Top hal finish looks like it will give you some room to manouver!? Worth the risk!?

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    Well done on promotion Drake and good luck to 5ergio in Turkey.

    Have already got in 4 new players, 1 who i signed before i knew i was promoted.

    D/WBL - Morten Jacobsen
    DM/MC - Emre Yuksektepe (signed before promotion)
    MC - Manuel Heiden
    M/AML - Bashiru Oppong

    Hoping to bring in a right back and probably a striker, but not much of my wage budget remains

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesbeams View Post
    Well done on promotion Drake and good luck to 5ergio in Turkey.

    Have already got in 4 new players, 1 who i signed before i knew i was promoted.

    D/WBL - Morten Jacobsen
    DM/MC - Emre Yuksektepe (signed before promotion)
    MC - Manuel Heiden
    M/AML - Bashiru Oppong

    Hoping to bring in a right back and probably a striker, but not much of my wage budget remains
    All 4 would walk into my side ... Good luck in the Premier Charlesbeams

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    Well done Drake - Kirilichenko looks brilliant!

    And good luck to 5ergio​!

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    Pre-Season Build Up - Novese - 2013/14 - Serie C2B



    Media Prediction: 11th

    Transfer Budget: £0 (last year: £10.62k)
    Wage Budget: £11,118 p/w (last year: £8,059 p/w)
    Squad Wage Bill:
    £11,862 p/w (last year: £7,754 p/w)


    So 19 players were released on a free. Half to make the squad more manageable, half because they were rubbish. I made 8 signings in the summer - 2 of which are on loan. A couple of 16 year olds have been snapped up and look promising. The main signings are below:

    New Men:

    Danilo Fazio (SW/DC) -
    we desperately needed some new defenders and Fazio is likely to be our 2nd choice CB. He isn't technically gifted but has the right mental and physical attributes to hold his own at this level.
    Carlo Cremaschi (D/WBR) - pleased with this signing. He was my final signing of the summer as the wage budget is now topped out. But at 21 years old he has a good future, all the necessary attributes to be a good defender in this league and for that, I'm delighted with him.

    Sodinha (AMRC/ST) - our first Brazilian and full of flair. Will likely play as the trequartista and will hopefully have the ability to unlock a few defences.

    Ciro Guadagnolo (AMC/ST) - 16 year old promising striker. I foresee him making the odd appearance over the season and he is rated at 5 star potential. Though what that means in C2B is hard to tell.

    Girolamo D'Alessandro (M/AML/AMC) - useful looking midfielder will add needed experience as well as technical ability. Will operate from the left of the three CMs.

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    Acqui - Season 1 - 12/13 - Serie C2/B

    As is to be expected, the squad, at my arrival, consisted of few if any players capable of delivering the kind of performances that are necessary to successfully compete in C2. All Senior players were either sold, loaned out, or even given free transfer and simultaniously replaced with new ones. The rebuilbing of the team required alot of work, but ultimately resulted in a squad with a solid nucleus of contract players and essential additional loan players form parent club Genoa.


    Serie C2/B & Serie C2 Super Cup & Serie C Cup - Table - Graph - Fixtures

    Media Prediction: 20th
    Final Position: 1st

    Pre-season went really well without a single loss in friendly matches, but the promising form took a dive in Serie C Cup where only one victory saw Acqui finish last in Group C. Fortunately everything was different in the league. If there was a quality to Acqui's performances, it definately was consistency. From the get go, the good stadard of play encouraged me to believe the club would do really well, though I thought a Playoff position would be a realistic objective. Towards the end of the season some of the leading teams began to faulter however, and there was an opening for a team that could keep pushing forward. My club had great aversion to defeats, which was, maybe unfortunately, manifested by a large number of draws. Still, it became obvious that there were only two teams that cold win C2/B - it would be either Milazzo or Acqui. In the last four games Milazzo gained only two points againts Acqui's seven, so consistency really won the Serie C2/B for the Bianchi. In addition Acqui conquered C2 Super Cup by overcoming Foggia.


    Acqui Players - Squad - Transfers

    Giacomo Beretta
    Loan ST from Genoa. My best goalscorer, but also missed loads and loads of chances.

    Andrea Conti
    Experienced AMC. I expected more from him, but nevertheless an important player. Showing signs of decline.

    Marco Cuomo
    Young DM and my captain. Never brilliant, never poor - always consistent! Good attributes for a C2 player.

    Beppe Imburgia
    Experienced DL who ended the season with the best avg in the entire squad.


    Remarks

    Despite maintaining wage expenditure below the budgeted board maximum, the club has gone approx. £345K into debt.



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    2012/13  | C2/B  | 1st      | Grp stage   | Winners      | Promotion

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    Well done on Promotion Drake and great work winning the league Duccio

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    Congrats on promotion Drake4444 and duccio

    Solid season Romanista1994. You should be able to push on from there next year.

    Good luck for this season iacovone - missing the journeyman lifestyle at all?

    Welcome to the challenge 5ergio - an interesting club you got even if it wasn't the one you wanted (I experienced similar frustration trying over and over to get Ankara Demirspor!)

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    Brought in a new striker and right back like i wanted, but forgot i sort of need an MR/AMR and my wages are over by £4k now, not much, but i like to keep it under usually.

    DR - Robert Thomas (another german)
    ST - Jean Deza

    May have to try and loan a right sided midfielder

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeeD View Post
    Congrats on promotion Drake4444 and duccio

    Solid season Romanista1994. You should be able to push on from there next year.

    Good luck for this season iacovone - missing the journeyman lifestyle at all?

    Welcome to the challenge 5ergio - an interesting club you got even if it wasn't the one you wanted (I experienced similar frustration trying over and over to get Ankara Demirspor!)
    Heh, not at the moment. I figure I'm going to be with Novese for a long time. Maybe half the calendar year on this file, half as a journeyman. How about you? Itching for a journey?

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    will be starting this again soon in spain wahoo

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    Thanks Almondo and DodgeeD.

    How are you doing in Spain Almondo? Has the board pumped any money into your club? I actually think some of the blame for my club's debts is on me - although I've kept wages pretty low, it has meant that I pay relatively large appearence and other bonuses. But if I didn't I couldn't sign any decent players. My board have budgeted a whopping £7,846 per week towards player wages in C1/A. Many of my loans from previous season were "glad to return" to Genoa, so now they I guess pretty much dislike Acqui and wont come to my club on loan again. There are only so many loanable player at Genoa, and I can't really afford to pay loan players' wages (as I would have to if I loaned elsewhere)...

    I've still signed a couple of players on permanent contracts. Strikers Ciro Immobile and Federico Laurito have joined Acqui. I think they should do really well In C1.

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    Novese just rejected my frienly proposal on the pretext that they are not "in the habbit of accepting friendly requests from bitter rivals". Hmm, the rival bit is exactly why I requested the friendly. Funnily enough Novese think Acqui are a rival, but Acqui have no rivals. I wonder if game researchers have overlooked someting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duccio View Post
    Novese just rejected my frienly proposal on the pretext that they are not "in the habbit of accepting friendly requests from bitter rivals". Hmm, the rival bit is exactly why I requested the friendly. Funnily enough Novese think Acqui are a rival, but Acqui have no rivals. I wonder if game researchers have overlooked someting.
    They don't give a damn about Novese.

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    Just noticed something which may interest some of you. A Segunda B1 club brought in an awesome player from the Clairefontaine Academy. I went to the Clairefontaine squad to have a look and all of their players are amateurs. Very good amateurs. Might be worth taking a look if any of them are interested in joining you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duccio View Post
    Thanks Almondo and DodgeeD.

    How are you doing in Spain Almondo? Has the board pumped any money into your club? I actually think some of the blame for my club's debts is on me - although I've kept wages pretty low, it has meant that I pay relatively large appearence and other bonuses. But if I didn't I couldn't sign any decent players. My board have budgeted a whopping £7,846 per week towards player wages in C1/A. Many of my loans from previous season were "glad to return" to Genoa, so now they I guess pretty much dislike Acqui and wont come to my club on loan again. There are only so many loanable player at Genoa, and I can't really afford to pay loan players' wages (as I would have to if I loaned elsewhere)...

    I've still signed a couple of players on permanent contracts. Strikers Ciro Immobile and Federico Laurito have joined Acqui. I think they should do really well In C1.
    I'm doing okay in Spain, the thing with the club is that I'd managed to get them in the black by the end of last season and then they go and spent £3 million and it's like it's all my fault. I will admit that I do sign players with Loyalty bonuses but not so much as to put us that far in the red.

    ANyway I'll introduce you to my two major signings this year

    MC - Carl Allen - The young American was offered by his agent so I got him in on a trial, the coaches were impressed and said he was better than the three Central Midfielders already at the club.

    D/WB L - Sten Drachmann - A young Dane who has only just joined us and taken over as the starting left back.

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    Romanista1994 - Good first season!
    5ergio - Good luck in Turkey! Hope you can push into playoffs (or better) next season. Good luck.
    Drake44444 - Congrats on the promotion!
    Charlesbeams - I like those signings. Good luck this season!
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    duccio - Congrats on the promotion! Your defense is really impressive, 26 in 40. We've almost conceded as many in only 12 matches so far. Good luck at the next level!

    12 games into my first season and we're 4th in the table. Which is kind of amazing considering our goal difference is 21-19. If I can bring in someone to make us more stable at the back we might have a shot at promotion. Apparently I can still sign free transfers in October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanista1994 View Post
    Just noticed something which may interest some of you. A Segunda B1 club brought in an awesome player from the Clairefontaine Academy. I went to the Clairefontaine squad to have a look and all of their players are amateurs. Very good amateurs. Might be worth taking a look if any of them are interested in joining you.
    Just had a look at them and a couple of players jumped out at me. Might have to release my third keeper and sign the one there.

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    Cheers Ohanzee

    Won a few games already, great to receive £300k per win £150k for a draw i believe too

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    Wow, i had a couple of team meetings last season and they wen't well mostly players reacted positively just 2/3 reacted badly but this season ... Just had 22 players react badly from what happened last season with the good meeting, i guess this will now kill my team right!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanista1994 View Post
    Just noticed something which may interest some of you. A Segunda B1 club brought in an awesome player from the Clairefontaine Academy. I went to the Clairefontaine squad to have a look and all of their players are amateurs. Very good amateurs. Might be worth taking a look if any of them are interested in joining you.
    Interesting. My scouts are on it

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    Nothing good enough on my game.

    3rd after 5 games. Top scorer is a CB with 4! One fullback, corner taker, has 5 assists and a goal. Drawn 2-2 twice after going 2-0 up which isn't nice. Will look into my tactics.

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    Into my 3rd season now in the bottom league and not written the season 2 update yet but have high hopes this season after my new signing Magano scored an absolute screamer Shame it went in off the keeper but he's still claiming it !!


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    minisav - no suprise to see you going well in the league again. sure you'll keep it up!!
    charlesbeams - that's some handy win bonuses from the league there!!
    Drake4444 - congratulations on promotion. massive breakthrough. hope you can stay up next season and you can build from there.
    duccio - congrats on winning Serie C2 at the first attempt. good luck in the new season
    iacovone - good luck this season. made some decent looking seasons. think you'll be knocking on the promotion door come the end of the season.
    Romanista1994 - solid first season there mate. i think the chronic finances are a feature in Spain this season. good luck next season.
    5ergio - welcome back and good luck in Turkey. like the look of that stadium - nice little setting there in the centre of town. lot's of people playing in Turkey this year!
    Ohanzee - good to see you and Mulhouse linking up once again. looking forward to a repeat of your last partnership.

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    Just lost Battered them as well. HAving to change strikers so much as they keep getting injured isn't good for that.

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    Now gone 5 losses, thats seen us go from 2nd to 13th - Promotion candidates to falling rapidly towards relegation. I've killed my team

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    awww naw not looking good if i get took over

    http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/...ws_Inbox-1.png

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    10 games in I'm 4th. Very happy with that. Fullback has 1 goal and 6 assists in 11 games so he's making a big contribution which is pleasing. Going to see if I can nab a new good striker in January

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy1872 View Post
    awww naw not looking good if i get took over

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    I'm sure you'll be fine. Looks like you're on your way to your third straight play-offs promotion. I don't think clubs sack managers that successful in the end. At least they didn't in last year's version. What are the finances like at your Universe's East Stirlinghire?

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    Yeah tommy you should be fine your finances are decent and you're near the top.

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    What a season this is, 3 wins, 1 draw and a single loss in the last 5 means i've not only turned things around but we could still make the playoffs ... And thats all since i posted on here - Must be good luck too vent

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy1872 View Post
    for me definately. looks a solid defender

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    was thinkin of signin him for cover and the future as well al see if he accpets my offer

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    looks like my scottish cup run is over just got drew celtic

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    Default End of first season update



    Here's my first season update. Started off the season in good form, not conceding a goal in the first 11 games and not loosing in first 13. By the winter break we were comfortable at the top of the table, but was concerned by what I though was a reluctance to score goals. This mean we were winning our home games by the odd goal and mostly drawing the away games.

    After the winter break we struggled to string any sequence of results and at one point was 4th in the league and a last day 3 way battle for 2nd & 3rd spot in the league between ourselfs, Troyes and rivals Nimes with Amiens having clinced the title a game or two earlier. The final game saw us go 1 down early on and drop to 4th before we were able to turn it around to record a 2-1 win and promotion with 2nd spot.

    Final league table - http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/...naltable-1.png
    League position graph - http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/...itiongraph.png
    Promotion News item - http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/...romotednat.png
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    Overall a decent season that started positively and ended with a wobble and just getting over the line in terms of promotion. But I'm disappointed not to have won the title with the lead we had at one stage.
    Ah well, onwards and upwards as they say and hopefully the future will bring more drama
    Last edited by blackdevil; 02-11-2011 at 00:33.

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    Heading to bed with us top of the table by 4 points and unbeaten in 11 games. 14 played.

    And most of that was without Natale ​who's been injured for 6 weeks. Could be a successful season for Novese

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy1872 View Post
    looks like my scottish cup run is over just got drew celtic
    Never say never tommy as this result in the spanish cup will show you Peña Sport vs Sevilla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almondo View Post
    Never say never tommy as this result in the spanish cup will show you Peña Sport vs Sevilla.
    well a got beat 3-0 was 1-0 before a got a man sent off

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    And my top goalscorer is gone for the season Vignali got a hip injury...oh crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy1872 View Post
    well a got beat 3-0 was 1-0 before a got a man sent off
    I'm pretty certain that I haven't had a single player sent off so far. I'm not boasting. To tell the truth I'm a bit concerned. What kind of pussies are they? I've started having training sessions where they have to stare at pictures of the next opposition while listening to Ronan Keating songs, to bring out the psychopath in them. I'm a bit distressed how many of my players are able to sing along.

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    Still top of the league with Città di Pontedera! The gap is at 5 points with 10 matches to go.However, everything is not as good as it sounds. We are struck by injuries and a goalkeeper totally out of form and therefore have drew the last 3 matches, all ending 2-2. The teams chasing us have somehow picked up their form winning by 3 goals every game it seems! Can't wait to finish the season tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Heh, not at the moment. I figure I'm going to be with Novese for a long time. Maybe half the calendar year on this file, half as a journeyman. How about you? Itching for a journey?
    I was planning to do a journeyman but thought I would wait until some patches and a few well-tested additional leagues are out. I didn't realise how much I'd missed the small-to-big club challenges until I started playing again!

    We'll see how this goes first and IF I finish this challenge, I'll have to choose between another challenge and a journeyman.

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    Congrats on promotion to the top flight Charlesbeams, that transfer and wage budget you would have had at Galatasaray is something we all dream about.
    Good first season there Romanista1994, hope you improve next season.
    Well done on getting promoted Drake44444, Spartak, Rubin, etc here you come (how are Anji doing in the PL?).
    Great first season duccio, stormed it.
    First time promotion blackdevil, well done. Doing better than I am in France.

    As for me, finished the next season and it was literally a season of two halves. All three seasons so far we have been awful after the winter break, anyone got any suggestions as to why? I have played friendlies during this time but every time we come back and just lose it.

    Have moved into the new stadium though and the first match will be against Lyon, also arranged friendlies against PSG and Marseilles. In the old stadium the biggest club to come was St. Etienne

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    Ugh, it's not getting easier, the generous board has cut the wage bill down yet again to £8.5k pw. We are spending over £11k pw because that was the budget, no more signings this season then despite the fact we are desperate for a left winger.

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    Well i've finished my 3rd Season We won the Fair Play award for the division (least it's something ) but did we make the Playoffs!? ..... I'll let you know when i put the Season report up (at somepoint today).

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    Congrats on the promotion Blackdevil
    We did something similier Berty1978 great before Christmas and poor after, but i think i killed my team with a poor Team Meeting .. And we did turn it around eventually but nothing like the first half of the season.

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