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    Well done brettney, hopefully you can do better than i am doing right now. Relegation is looking very likely this season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesbeams View Post
    Well done brettney, hopefully you can do better than i am doing right now. Relegation is looking very likely this season
    Just out of interest what does your budgets look like? I think survival will be a massive accomplishment looking at the Squads of even the lower prem sides.

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    £2.5m balance
    £110k wages - spending £100k
    £0 transfer as i put it all into wages

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    wow, i'm looking at £44k wage, no Transfer

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    My board are fantastic. Despite the mounting debt (at almost £400k right now) they've agreed to an increase in the wage budget two years running now. So desperately needed as well. Could be the difference between relegation and survival this year

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    Well the sale of tope CF last year was the only time i've been in the black since i've been here so i can understand why the board would want us to be careful, they do seem a little unfair though at times keep refusing to fix our pitch - Terrible condition at the moment and opposing managers are always complaining.

    What do we think of this guy, Premier level!?

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    My board lowered mine from £17k to £12k this season, but it don't matter as that's around where I'm at anyways. Got a few under 21 internationals in my squad now. It's all good until they all go away on international duty while we have to play matches. 6 players away for the next match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    My board lowered mine from £17k to £12k this season, but it don't matter as that's around where I'm at anyways. Got a few under 21 internationals in my squad now. It's all good until they all go away on international duty while we have to play matches. 6 players away for the next match.
    Yeah i keep getting that, got an handful of German U19's 1 U21 and a few players now getting some Turkish U21 action.

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    Brettney​ that guy is worth signing purely for his incredible name!!

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    So no real Pace, lack of Concentration, poor Decision making but Has a cool name and a Finishing of 19 worth a shot as a super sub i think.

    EDIT: 2,000/1 for the Title
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    well defos post end of season update after work

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    So no real Pace, lack of Concentration, poor Decision making but Has a cool name and a Finishing of 19 worth a shot as a super sub i think.

    EDIT: 2,000/1 for the Title
    Good odds. I'll have a fiver on that. The super sub will do the business, guaranteed!

    In Novese news, decent signings have been made, including almost a complete overhaul of the defence (full backs anyway) and some new bulk to the CM positions. I'm being ridiculed in the press as dead certs to go down. I hope not seeing as I told the board we were going for mid-table...rash? Hope not

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    Here's my league table after the January transfer window

    Liga Adelante

    Not bad looking hopefully we can stay in the playoff places although I do have Castilla up next

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    Erm. So we won our first Serie C1A game of the season. No big deal. Nothing to see here.

    We only went and demolished Triestina (who are predicted to come 1st this year and were Serie B last year) 7-0 !!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Erm. So we won our first Serie C1A game of the season. No big deal. Nothing to see here.

    We only went and demolished Triestina (who are predicted to come 1st this year and were Serie B last year) 7-0 !!!

    Very nice result that iacovone. good to see both your strikers got hat tricks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almondo View Post
    Very nice result that iacovone. good to see both your strikers got hat tricks
    I'm hoping that's the start of great things this year. I'll need them both to stay fit, but if they do we should stay up and who knows what else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Erm. So we won our first Serie C1A game of the season. No big deal. Nothing to see here.

    We only went and demolished Triestina (who are predicted to come 1st this year and were Serie B last year) 7-0 !!!

    Good going and 2 Hattricks to boot.

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    Awesome win iacovone!! Funny how Natale stole the penalty from Montella, who was on a hat-trick at that point, and then Montella stole one from Natale who was then on a hat-trick, and they both still ended up with one each.

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    SV Wilhelmshaven Season 2012-2013 Season Report

    So I had started at Viseu, but despite success in Portugal I never really got into the save. I just didn't like that it was going to be years and years before I could compete with the big 3 in Portugal. I still have the save and may go back, but not right now.

    I've always enjoyed playing in Germany so I'm doing the challenge in Germany. I holidayed about 8000 times before I got a team I could really get behind. SV Wilhelmshaven. A club that is the product of about 5 mergers in their history and whose high point was in 1975 when they reached the Second Division and promptly got relegated. A real minnow to say the least.
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    League: We got off to a poor start and were languishing mid table at the winter break, however after the break the squad promptly gelled and we ran up the table, even touching 1st place for a time before slipping back at the end of the season. However we secured a playoff place after a draw with Unterhaching. This put us up against last year's champion of the 3rd division, Heidelheim. We survived the home leg 1-0 to secure our spot in the 2. Bundesliga!

    Cup: Were not entered in the German cup which was a bit odd

    Key Players:
    Miletic - Our rock at the back
    Oper - The experienced striker took a while to get going, but was our top scorer with 17
    Pellowski - Wasn't going to be the first choice DC, but claimed the spot and held on to it
    Qvist - The other main striker, played well, though inconsistent
    Voss - Our keeper for this division and the foreseeable future

    Transfers: Nearly everyone when I took over had their contract expire in June. They were mostly horrible so I let them go. Which freed up the wage structure to sign some actual talent
    Finances: Lost 500k
    Youth:
    Puttkammer - What a great name, and a decent prospect too
    Wagner - 5 star potential, could be a huge prospect for the club
    Weimann - The worst of the three but still has a shot at a good career

    Stadium Move - Taken by surprise to be honest, our old Stadium fit 7500 (2200 seated) and our new stadium is an 11k all-seater, which is better, sure but not great. It also puts us on mediocre financial footing which is going to make survival in the 2. Bundesliga quite difficult

    Next season - Survival will be considered a good season. Just looked out our info screen. Club valued at 325k, loan debt of 10.75 million. This could go badly
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    Wagner looks immense

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    Chalked up 100 games as Clyde manager. 54 wins, 17 draws, 29 losses. Pity we celebrated this massively important milestone by losing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    Very nice, had my 2nd decent result last night. Only got about 3 games to go and basically i NEED to win them all really or hope i draw some and the teams above don't win. The player who scored for them is ridiculously good.

    Almost got a draw with Fenerbahce but the points were robbed while i was changing tactics

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    Got myself a nice pair of kits for the club, a kind soul on 2 whipped them up for me

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    Very nice way to end the season

    update coming up at some point today

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    I'm 19 points clear in the Scottish Second Division with 7 games to go.

    I'm the owner of some eggs. They are conveniently labelled with consecutive numbers.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I think I'm going to go ahead and start counting my chickens.

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    Afyonkarahisarspor - End of Season 2019/20
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    League/Graph (Finished 14th)
    Well this didn't really go as i thought it might and i was almost relegated, only saving myself in the last few games which i think was due to me changing to a tactic i'd not used before, and went unbeaten for 4 games while using it. Lost a lot of games in the last few minutes again losing me valuable points.

    Also as you can see with the squad, my strikers were poor.

    Turkish Cup (Lost in 4th Round)
    Again, nothing good here losing in the first round i went into again. We should have won the game though really, better luck next year i guess.

    Transfers
    I brought in quite a lot this year and none of them impressed me really. Already for the new season i've got a number of more experienced players coming in on a free, all Turkish so far too. Still looking for maybe 2 or 3 more players to come in.

    I'm also going to try and lure some ex-players into my backroom staff.

    Overall
    A disappointing season and i deserved to go down to be honest the way we played in some games.

    Hopefully with more experienced players coming in and bringing in a striker that can do the job, i can hopefully push for those european play-off places.

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    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!!!!
    18/19        Turkish Prem    11th     4th Round    ------     Surviving Relegation
    19/20        Turkish Prem    14th     4th Round    ------     Surviving Relegation

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    Ohanzee - Once you find something that works you'll destroy that league.
    iacovone - Congrats on the promotion and keeping Natale!
    brettney - Awesome stuff, your goal difference says much more than your points total, looks like you destroyed the other teams.
    Amethyst - Well done on clinching promotion, Wagner is indeed a huge prospect.
    Charlesbeams - Better luck next year, staying up was key here as it allows you to build up your squad to challenge for Europe.

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    Yeah, need to build even more this season i think. Hopefully i can win more games, meaning more money among other things.

    Looks like there could be some changes soon


    We have a new chairman and i kept my job
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    The new season probably couldn't have started any better only 1 game though.

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    el sid, Onwards & upwards with Koblenz!
    neushoorn70, Good luck with RB Leipzig!
    TanO, Solid season again. Unlucky missing promotion though.
    Charlesbeams, Very solid first season in Premier even though the next one ended a bit worse. It'll be a good climbing once you establish yourself there which is what you have achieved in the last 2 seasons imo.
    Welsh Wizard, If you are going to achieve what you had in dafuge's we'll surely see some interesting reports from you
    Ohanzee, On to 3rd season and hopefully you'll be storming that league now!
    iacovone, Ohh the frustration really! Promotion is a promotion though, one way or the other. Natale & Montella looks deadly and the likes of those two is what I am lacking now.
    brettney1980, Lovely end to the season mate. The big boys shall fear the Tunas!
    Amethyst21, Already promoted before we even know you started a game in Germany. Nice work!

    On other news, my start to season has been a roller coaster so far. I really can't get how we can lose to relegation battlers 4-0 and win 3-0 the very next game. Or how come when we concede freely, we manage to hold a clean sheet and even win vs a promotion candidate! Take a look for yourself.

    Anadolu Üsküdar 12/13 Season Fixture

    Hopefully we will work around those horrendous displays conceding in nearly every opportunity or we are in for a tough relegation battle indeed.

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    Amethyst21 - Good luck in Germany, and congrats on already getting one promotion!
    Charlesbeams - Sad to see you so low after several great results against big teams. Hope you find some better form this season, I see you're off to a good start. Good luck!

    5ergio - Cheers, I'm done with my 3rd season, will update asap. Tough start for you there, hope you can find a way to turn it around or at least hang on above relegation spots. I can't seem to work out the defensive side in the game myself either so far. Just went all out attack this season since I'm gonna concede 1-3 per game no matter what it seems.
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    FC Mulhouse 2014/2015
    2nd in French National (pred: 10th) | Transfers | Finances | Graph


    The League
    One big change for me this season as I decided to give up on defending and go with 3 strikers. It not only got us more goals, but we actually conceded less as well.

    We could have walked the league this season if we hadn't combusted into flames as usual in the last few games. With 9 to go we were 4 points clear of 4th place with 2 points up to 1st. At that point we even had a fairly decent defensive record, at about 1 conceded per game. Then we went on a 7 game tour de la horrible defense. 7 games without a win. Even though 5 were draws we managed to concede 19 bloody goals in those 7 games!!! Luckily for us the 3 teams we were fighting against were equally aweful. With 2 games left we were still 2 points clear. We won those two, but we actually could have lost both of them as well and still gotten 3rd place.

    Promotion at last!

    I officially hate this division. 48 goals conceded and we're actually only 5th worst in the league. And only 2 teams were more than 3 goals better than us. It seems everyone is going with 2 strikers and gung-ho wingers, making it hopeless to defend. I'm glad we're done, but Ligue 2 don't seem that much better tbh. I just hope we can stay up.

    The Cups (french cup)
    Amazing run this season. As I mentioned we beat Monaco in the 9th round. That's Ligue 1 Monaco btw. We then decided to hammer RC Lens (Ligue 2) 5-1 away in the next round. Shocking!! When we went on to beat Toulouse, who finished 4th in Ligue 1 btw, 3-2 away in the 11th round I had already given up trying to understand my players. The same 11 that were having trouble beating bottom teams in the National were playing their socks off against Ligue 1 teams.

    We then drew Trelissac FC in the quarter final, a CFA team, and I thought maybe we could cruise to a semi final. No such luck as we barely managed to grind out a 1-0 win. We got lucky with the draw once again in the semi finals as we pulled Beauvais Oise out of the hat. They finished last in Ligue 2 and as such will be below us next season. We beat them 4-2 away in a thrilling encounter.

    In the final we had to play Olympique Lyonnais. This was in the middle of our amazing 19 goals conceded in 7 games in the league run, so I was expecting a real hammering. It never got that bad, but I still don't really wanna talk about it. 9 yellow and 2 red cards was all we managed to get from the game. Still, an amazing cup run with some very exciting performances.


    The Squad (ratings)
    As I mentioned we went with 3 strikers this season and the attackers (and central midfielders) seemed to enjoy this. Here are some picks.

    Tchanile Tidjani - 20 goals in 29 starts. He's finally starting to show his ability.
    Geoffrey Malfleury - 23 goals in 30 starts. He's not got 20+ goals in 3 seasons in a row. Quite impressive as he don't look that amazing. I think his pace and acceleration must be what's driving him.
    Matthias Lepiller - 24 goals in 38 starts. New guy this season and he did well. I was hoping for a few more assists though with his creativitiy.
    Marcel Essombe - My 4th choice striker was not as good as the rest, but he did chip in 11 goals so he deserve a mention.
    Claude Ebwelle - New man in midfield. He was brilliant, assisting 23 goals.
    Nicola De Ambrogi - Another new man in midfield. I was expecting even more from him tbh, but 7 goals in 31 from his midfield position is good. He has Ligue 1 potential, so I hope we can keep him.
    Jacopo Galimberti - The only one we could really trust not to make silly mistakes in defense. Played 42 matches and never below 6.0, scoring 12 goals in the process.
    Federico Micheli - Galimbertis partner. He did ok, but far to often he made huuuuuge mistakes giving him several 5.3, 5.2, 5.0, etc ratings.
    Sergio Mendonca - Joined late, but did well in the games he got. Our best defensive midfielder.
    Matthieu Pichot - Our goalkeeper. Not amazing by any means, but may as well mention him as he played more games than anyone else.

    Overall I'm pleased with the performance, except the full backs. It never went more than 1-2 games between one (or both) of them making enormous mistakes. I dunno if something has changed in the match engine or if it's just the way French teams play, but I've never had this big problems in this position before. Not sure what to do about it. Probably just stick with it and hope it'll work out once our players get better.


    The Club
    Finances are looking ok thanks to the great cup run. We're on the positive side of zero. This means that the board have finally agreed to relay our pitch, which is in horrible condition and the talking point of opposition managers a head of every damn game. Hopefully this can actually help us in our own how games next season to. Average attendance went up a bit to 854 this season, but that's also all down to the cup run.

    The Future
    Hoping we turn profesional now, that would be a huge boost. Goal is to stay up and never play in this horrible division ever again.

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    SEASON	LEAGUE	POS.	CdlL		FC		Europe		NOTES
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    12/13	FN	5th	-		10th round	-		So close
    13/14	FN	5th	-		10th round	-		...
    14/15	FN	2nd	-		final lost	-		Promotion!!
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    L1 = Ligue 1 | L2 = Ligue 2 | FN = French National | CdlL = Coup de la League | FC = French Cup
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    TROPHY CABINET
    
    dust balls rollin' by ...
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    End of Season Update - 2012/2013 - Alicante Club de Fútbol


    Media Prediction - 15th
    Actual Position - 3rd - Graph
    Finances - Overall

    League:- Fixtures 1 - Fixtures 2

    Well what can i say, We were losing alot of money every week while under budget and without spending any money on transfers, the club were really in need of a new stadium or promotion, or both!

    Sitting just out side of a play-off spot around Christmas we really needed a push to get into the play-offs, we went on a fantastic unbeaten run towards the end and clinched 3rd spot.

    The play-offs were hard, although we only lost 1 match we didn't make it easy for ourselves, we just had afew players who played some of the best football they had played all season.

    The club also injected some funds.

    Upgrades:

    Just the one upgrade due to Promotion


    Players:

    Best Eleven
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    Next Season Aims:
    • Avoid relegation.
    • Improve club finances.
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    Ohanzee, Finally! Promotion was expected but the cup run tops that I'd have to say!
    danger mouse, Nice push and promotion mate! Keep going!

    Ohh, and I forgot to mention something. Remember me bitching about the massive squad and no transfer offers? With reserves & u18s included I have 54(!) registered players. Fifty-four!! At least two is leaving in Jan. Seems like I won't ever renew a contract here with any player.

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    Good promotion Ohanzee, I had a feeling you'd do it this year. That cup run was incredible as well. However, in your post you say you finished 3rd a few times, but the league table shows you finished second.

    Promotion from Segunda B in your first season is very good danger_mouse hope you do well in Liga Adelante!
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    good to see some of the familiar faces from the last few years still going strong in this challenge.

    after a lengthy hiatus, i am now back and ready to get stuck into this challenge again, hopefully repeat the successes of Lubeck a few years ago...

    shall post an update on where i am shortly

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    Charlesbeams I'm sure you can improve next season, the result against Galatasaray surely is a sign of things to come
    Ohanzee Very well done! Ebwelle looks good, and with so many assists! He is clearly unselfish without a goal for himself. Have you got any rivals in the city or nearby to take away the fanbase, or has the attendance got potential to increase?

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    danger_mouse - Congrats on the promotion! Great first season, good luck at the next level!
    Romanista1994 - Thanks for noticing, no idea why I put 3rd. Probably just been so focused on being top 3.
    Flashman - Ebwelle takes most of our corners to so he probably got 10 or so there, but he's definitely a prospect. I'm not sure about rivals, the information screen just have Sochaux in higher divisions, but no fierce rivals. The commune and city of Mulhouse have a population of 100k+ so the potential is there I guess, but I'm not sure the game even considers these things?

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    5ergio, Romanista1994 and Ohanzee Thanks alot, it was a good season apart from the £2m in debt, but most games in Liga Adelante are on TV and that means an extra....what for it....£9k per game but every little helps. And I have a very good prospect who has scored 8 in 5 games so far but don't let that fool you on how well I'm doing, I signed this guy on a free and gave him £4.4k p/w which is the highest earner at the club but I think a good offer will come for him in January.

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    Just had a look at the goal analysis for us the last 50 matches. We score a crazy amount of goals from passes and most of our finishes as placed shots. I like that, and it looks like it's all well spread around as well, both conceded and scored. We're also the 4th best team in the league on corners. Not bad considering I haven't put any thought into it at all so far.

    How are you guys doing? I love these new analysis screens.

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    END OF SEASON UPDATE 2016-2017

    well we manage to stay up in the spl we finished 11 wit 35 points

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    my top goal score was filipe vieira with 6

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    also most of my transfers were signed for free

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    Argh 6k over the wage budget and now my scout finds a striker who has potential to be a good Bundesliga player Not able to offer him more than £100 a week. Really hope other clubs leave him alone and I'm able to sign him in January

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    tommy1872 - Well done staying up. Good luck next season!

    I keep getting great news atm :

    - Turned professional!
    - £4.5M to be payed out in TV money over the season.
    - £2.5M transfer budget (up from £15k)
    - £27k p/w wage budget (up from £12k)
    - Able to sign 12 coaches (up from 4)
    - Able to sign 8 scouts (up from 2)
    - Able to scout all of Europe (up from just Central Europe)

    It's like Christmas Eve!!

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    just had to sell my best player so i could get money to fix the wages

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    Wow! I'm not sure where that came from. Spluttering towards the end of my first Premier League season, in a real battle at the bottom and I suddenly pul out a 7-1 win!

    Edit - Erm. I'm now 4-0 up at half time in the next game. I've no idea what has happened, I mean I'm not complaining, it looks set to save me, but seriously - where's this come from! It turned into a 5-0 victory.

    Edit2 - And then a 3-1 win. Where has this form come from? Why couldn't it happen earlier in the season?
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    Good job in staying up tommy1870!

    In Barakaldo news I've managed to confirm the huge loan signing of Igor Gabilondo from Athletic. He could make a huge difference to our season from the left. I thought I'd put in a cheeky loan bid which Athletic accepted since he was transfer listed, but I never expected to actually see him join us and the best thing is that we won't be paying any of his wages.

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    just got pumped 9-0 of celtic looks like a long hard season

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    Great looking loan signing there Romanista, he should tear up the Liga Adelante.

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    Woot, signed up 3 players from Clairefontaine, all for free and having a minimum of 4.5* potential

    Patrice Millet
    Olivier Roussel
    Mohamed Boulabier


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    Quote Originally Posted by Almondo View Post
    Great looking loan signing there Romanista, he should tear up the Liga Adelante.
    Wish I was in Adelante. But he should absolutely destroy Segunda B, he got the MoM award in his first match here.

    Some great signings el sid, Clairefontaine really is a great source of players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el sid View Post
    Woot, signed up 3 players from Clairefontaine, all for free and having a minimum of 4.5* potential

    Patrice Millet
    Olivier Roussel
    Mohamed Boulabier

    Well I'm off to scout Clairefontaine!

    Nice signings!

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    Milan Wochnik has become Koblenz' youngest ever goalscorer :*) He's already the youngest player

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanista1994 View Post
    Wish I was in Adelante. But he should absolutely destroy Segunda B, he got the MoM award in his first match here.

    Some great signings el sid, Clairefontaine really is a great source of players.
    He will tear up the Segunda B

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    Lusitânia Açores - 2016/17 - Season Summary



    Finances

    Key figure - £197,523 | Summary

    Transfers | 13 Out (£0) | 5 Out (£0)

    League | Predicted - 16th

    Table | Graph

    As the graph makes clear the season was one of general struggle. I was only ever briefly in the relegation places, but I was never far away. A great start was slowly eroded away by far too many draws having been in winning positions. Going into the run in, it was all very close, but suddenly the side picked out three wins in the last three games scoring 15 goals in the process. Not sure where tit came from, but it means we're to have a second season at the top table.

    Cup

    Nothing much in the Taca de Portugal, but some baffling results in the League Cup saw me get to the semi-final. I can only assume the big sides played weaker teams, because I got results against teams like Sporting.

    Squad | Overview

    Goalkeepers

    Pavao - Back up, will go in the summer.

    Cabecinha - First choice all season, but he is by no means assured of his spot next season.

    Defenders

    Leandrinho - Young full back, looks to have the potential to be more than decent.

    Alex Kakuba - After a good few years his time has come. Looking to move him on in the summer.

    Polegar - Shared game time with Timicer, neither managed to nail down there starting place.

    Vasile Timicer - See above.

    Felix Krause - German defender, looked decent if never quite good enough.

    Lukas Klima - Another who semi-impressed.

    Domagoj Franic - Didn't get much game time.

    Alan - Lost his place after some good years. Time is up on his Azores career I think.

    Etienne Manca - Decent enough when needed.

    Midfielders

    Robson - Another good servant who's not good enough for the next stage of the journey.

    Claudio - Performed pretty well, wants to move to a bigger club. I will try to persuade him otherwise.

    Eduard Borodin - Continues to grow into his role at the club, technically excellent. He should be here for a bit longer.

    Thiago - Arrived mid-way through the season, useful to have around.

    Dias - Pretty good first season at the club for yet another Brazilian to move East.

    Davy Rog - Young left-winger, plenty of potential in this Dutchman.

    Haris Kozak - Prolific from the right wing without ever really looking good enough. He just scored goals. Not the worst habit I suppose.

    Andre - Present for the final three games. Refusing to sign a new contract I'm afraid.

    Forwards

    Alex - Very good season for the young striker, my main aim of the summer will be to get him to renew his contract. I'm not entirely hopeful.

    Henrique - Young captain of the squad, he's got a great future at the club. Scored some excellent goals, and also some really world class passes.

    Davi - Another to join in January, did well before getting injured. If Alex doesn't sign on the dotted line then it looks like he'll be getting more playing time next season.

    Aims for Last Season

    1/ Survive - Yes!

    Aims for Next Season

    1/ Survive and consolidate
    2/ Push up into mid-table

    Story So Far...

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    2012/13		Second Division - South	12th			Avoided Relegation (just)
    2013/14		Second Division - South 1st			Promoted!
    2014/15		Second League		14th			Avoided Relegation
    2015/16		Second League		2nd			Promoted!
    2016/17		Premier League		13th			Avoided Relegation
    Previous Updates

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    I'm gonna have a go at this again this year, never got very far in last year... Got bored

    But here is the new manager at Alicante


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    AidanofLFC - Good luck with Alicante. One thing, sorry, convention is to post pictures as links. So it doesn't take an age to load the page for people with dodgy internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDH View Post
    AidanofLFC - Good luck with Alicante. One thing, sorry, convention is to post pictures as links. So it doesn't take an age to load the page for people with dodgy internet.
    Ok, sorry ill just change it now..

    Edit : How do you make it so it actually says profile, squad etc ?
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    Good season there PRDH. Hopefully consolidation and a higher finish are on the cards for next season.

    Good luck AidenofLFC and welcome to Spain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almondo View Post

    Good luck AidanofLFC and welcome to Spain.
    Thanks, looks pretty promising so far... I got a goalie coach with 17 coaching goalkeepers for free

    Its an A not E btw

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    AidanofLFC - ​Welcome to Alicante, be prepared to lose money and make sure you keep and play Adri, great striker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AidanofLFC View Post
    Thanks, looks pretty promising so far... I got a goalie coach with 17 coaching goalkeepers for free

    Its an A not E btw
    I'll remember that for next time

    Spain is great to play in just don't be surprised if you're deep in the red down in the Segunda B

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    Quote Originally Posted by AidanofLFC View Post
    Ok, sorry ill just change it now..

    Edit : How do you make it so it actually says profile, squad etc ?
    Write it as (Without the *'s): [*url="http://www.yourlinkhere.com"]Your Text in here[/url]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    Write it as (Without the *'s): [*url="http://www.yourlinkhere.com"]Your Text in here[/url]
    Thanks LLR, i knew it was something like that, just couldnt remember

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    Last couple of games saved you there didn't they Charlesbeams!?

    Thanks Romanista yeah i struck gold with the new formation/tactics, those hard working Germans i brought in did the trick.
    Thanks 5ergio Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, Besiktas et all are now on notice ...

    Congrats Ohanzee, unlucky so close to the Title.

    Nice one Danger_Mouse, congrats on the promotion and good luck next season.

    Well done on staying up Tommy. Shame about that Celtic result.

    And another nice end to the season, congrats at staying up PRDH.

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    Brilliant. Preparing for my second Premier League season and the board decide it would make survival easier if they reduced the wage budget. Having to release good players to get beneath the cap in order to actually put a full team together.

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    2012/2013 review

    Predicted to come in 7th, we had a good squad, so hoped to push for promotion with a bit of luck.

    league table
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    It turned that this league is much easier than I thought, we won the league with 4 games to go.

    Transfers - all transfers were done by the previous manager, except for Dale Jennings.

    squad 1 squad 2 - a good squad for this level, but not sure how big the gap is with the 2. Bundesliga.

    Top players
    5. Sören Gonther - A great defender who scored his fair share of goals.
    4. Daniel Frahn - Our top scorer, a great striker for this level.
    3. Kjartan Finnbogason - Did great when he played, but had a lot of competition.
    2. Paul Schinke - Not a great player, but played very well.
    1. Dale Jennings - Came on loan from Bayern in january, an awesome player with more than a goal a game.

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    Wow good going neushoorn, looks like you tore that division apart!

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    neushorn - Well done. I can just imagine how pleased the previous manager was at how well his signings worked out for you.

    Aidano - Looks like a big squad. Good luck getting rid of them. From what other posters say, Spain sounds quite a tough nut to crack, so good luck.

    PRDH - Well done on surviving your first year.When I looked at the table I wondered where the big clubs were. I guess the Potuguese love their acronyms; as indeed do you! So, ALB for next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikeologist View Post
    PRDH - Well done on surviving your first year.When I looked at the table I wondered where the big clubs were. I guess the Potuguese love their acronyms; as indeed do you! So, ALB for next season.
    Yeah, it makes it harder to pick them out at first. But yeah Porto - FCP etc

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    tommy1872, Good to survive the first year mate. You should plant yourself as a Premier team in a year or two.
    PRDH, Yay! One more survival in the top tier.
    AidanofLFC, Good luck in Spain mate. It'll be tougher in the first few seasons as we have seen the Spaniards suffer from finances.
    neushoorn70, Nice to achieve the potential of Leipzig in first season! KUTGW!

    For my Anadolu side, it may change after the winter break. We are sitting at the last relagation spot (16th) with only 2 points sseperating us. 13th position is just a win away whereas 6 points will see us safely in mid table. I have abandoned my revolutionary 4-2-3-1 with 2 MCs & AMC and switched to a DMC & 2 MCs. Worked better in the first try, nearly drawing Dardanel away if it wasn't for that pesky referee for gifting them a penalty out of his arse!

    The good news is though, I may have signed the next big thing if I manage to survive here. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you, Aykut GULER!

    The lad is regarded as a decent signing for 2nd Div atm but his potential is good for Premier! Hopefully I'll make good use of him if I manage to survive.

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    Thanks 5ergio.

    After scoring 15 goals in my final three games of last season, I've just opened the new season with a 5-1 victory. That makes it 20 goals scored in my last four competitive fixtures. Having said that I also scored 5 in my first game of last season, it didn't bode particularly well then!

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    <rant>
    Can someone please tell me how to make my fullbacks not behave like drunk monkeys? I've tried tight marking, no marking, man marking, high pressing, no pressing, average pressing, hard tackling, easy tackling. It don't matter what I bloody tell them to do. They either rush out of position leaving my center backs totally alone, or stand still like statues and let wingers get behind them. Every goal I concede atm is the same. Winger gets ball, winger crosses ball (in air or on ground) and striker scores. 8 goals conceded in the first 4 matches now. This is why I never watch in 3D, it's so damn frustrating I wanna throw something at something. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH.
    </rant>

    Back to commentator view. At least then I don't have to watch the horror and can imagine the goals we concede are all wonder goals.

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    I've never uploaded a video before .. But just had to show 2 goals of Ozparilti's Hat-Trick in our second top flight game and first win.





    Can i end the season now!? We're 2nd Ok so it's early days - 3 games in.

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    .. And the season gets better - Recognize the name of the player that scored for them!?

    Bring on Besiktas

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    Vikeologist’s 2013/2014 End of Season Report






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    2012/13            Sc Div 3          1st           No comment                n/a        Manager of the Year
    2013/14            Sc Div 2          1st           Challenge Cup Finalists   n/a

    I won the division by 20 points. http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/...iew_Stages.png

    Transfers http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/...rs_History.png

    Squad http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/..._Players-1.png

    I reached the final of the Challenge Cup, but lost to another Division 2 side in the final. Hopefully we'll win it next year. We went out of the other cups to Dundee Utd and Hamilton (who were top of division 1 at the time).

    As for the league season; not much to say. We won our first 10 games, at which point we were 9 points clear, and the rest of the season was a procession.

    As for next season, I hope that our scouting range will be increased. I'm not sure whether I want the club to go professional or not. All the current clubs, apart from Brechin, are professional, and it would be nice to see our promising players develop a bit as many of them have the potential to stick with us till at least our first few european campaigns, but I imagine it would be a bit expensive. In any case, it probably won't be my decision.

    We could probably have an outside shot at the First Division with our current squad, but we've plenty of money, so hopefully we can upgrade the playing staff and be strong contenders.

    Frankly i'm hoping for a bit of excitement or tension, because I came to this save from my FM 11 save where I'd won the league for the last 9 years and pretty much everything else. I'm almost a little jealous of other's tales of struggle and frustration, because thus far this has been a little boring. In any case, I'm sure it gets dramatically tougher from here on in. I'm looking forward to a bit of a challenge next season.

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    That's a some brilliant performances brettney1980!

    Mattia Destro just put 3 (in a total of 7 minutes) past us in another 4-3 defeat. No wonder my defense is having trouble when the opposition have world class forwards. What on earth is a he doing playing at this level. *sigh*


    * vikeologist - Wow, that's an amazing performance in the league. Congrats on the promotion, really well done! Good luck at the next level.
    ** As for tension and excitement. It will get a lot tougher in the top division. I think I got straight promotions to the top division in Scotland last year before struggling for a while to take over the big 2.
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    Some quality free kicks there brettney!

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    brettney - Those are a pair of free kicks any player or manager would be proud of.

    vikeologist - A great season there especially winning the league by so much.
    Last edited by Almondo; 05-11-2011 at 03:14.

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    Well Parla have made it into the Playoffs, but qualifying 4th means we have to do this the hard way...113 goals scored in 38 league games is 2.97 Goals Per Game...but we conceded 66 goals in the season...ouch! I really need to work on my defence, especially if I hope to go up through the playoffs - And my Defensive Midfielder just got injured...out for 2-3 months (Back next season)

    As for the thread WOW...Congrats to those winning their divisions, and Vikeologist in particular that season is amazing, this place is rocking along, almost halfway to the length of the 2011 thread and the game has only been out 2 weeks.

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    Season Preview 2011/2012

    I have decided to make the trip all the way to Russia, and so am starting this challenge with


    Dinamo Stavropol

    FC Dynamo Stavropol (Russian: «Динамо» (Ставрополь)) is an association football club from Stavropol, south Russia. Their best ever finish in the Russian Top League was 12th in 1993, and since then they have fallen pretty hard. After missing the 2009 season due to financial difficulties, the club was resurrected in 2010, taking over another Stavropol team, FC Stavropolye-2009. The only notable player i could find from a brief search (if you can call him notable) is Gurban Gurbanov, a retired, 64-time capped Azerbaijan international who, in 2010 became the most successful Azerbaijani manager in European competitions with 8 wins. Moving swiftly on...

    Manager Profile
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    So im back for another crack at this challenge, and im more determined than ever that i can live up to the highs i experienced with Vfb Lubeck on FM10. My real aim for the upcoming season is firstly to get to grips with the new look and layout of the game, but mainly to consolidate the teams position in the league. With the amount of money being pumped into Russian football at the moment, hopefully i can capitalise on this and use the transfer market wisely enough to get the club to a competitive level. But we will see lol

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    hmm should I sign this kid - Dumont. I do need another right winger

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    LLR - Said it before, but I have a feeling your opening post has a lot to do with so many people joining this year.
    G-Wiz - Good luck in Russia!
    Almondo - I think he looks good. Bit lacking in some mental abilities maybe. I don't play with wingers usually so not sure what exactly is needed. What annoys me about most wingers is that they lack finishing and composure to begin with, but it can improve a lot with training and experience.

    * So in 11 matches so far in Ligue 2 our goal difference is 26-23. One place above me is Havre AC who have 10-8. We're actually the top scoring team in the league so far (although 2 team have the same amount).
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    Peña Sport FC season review 2015/16

    League Table, Past Positions, Transfers, Finances



    League

    The league was good for us this season even though we did fall short in the playoffs. I said that I would get us to finish in mid table even though we were predicted to finish dead last by the media. The main reason for the success has been the signings of Drachmann, Allen and Roland who strengthened us in places we needed them, the only spot I didn't strengthen was the right midfield slot which turned out to be an over sight. The biggest thing for me though is that we have finished above Deportivo La Coruña two years running. For next year I hope that we can gain automatic promotion or even a league win.


    Cup

    Second round, Third Round, Fourth round 1st leg, Fourth round 2nd leg

    A Fourth round exit against big opposition, however we had a good run especially when we were predicted to go out in the second round.


    Squad


    Goalkeepers

    Ribero - A good season from the Portuguese keeper, although he did get sent off for handling outside the area.

    Elói - Was the third keeper until I let Dele go then the back up.


    Defenders

    Felipe - A good season from the right back.

    Nenê - The centre back has played extremely well

    Bidari - Anothe rgood season for the centre back.

    Drachmann - The young Dane came in and made the left back spot his own.

    C.Garde - Played most of his time at centre back but has been relegated to a backup.

    I.Garde - Another player relegated to backup status.

    Soto - Back up full back who didn't really get a lot of time.

    Herrera - The young left back didn't play a lot but will be the main back up for Drachann next season.


    Midfielders

    Gómez - An injury filled season for the right winger although he played wel when he was fit.

    Allen - Came in and took a central midfield spot straght away, had some great assists.

    Diego Puente - The main central midfield partner for Allen.

    Roland - The Frenchman made the left midfield spot his own when he came in.

    Kortina - Ended up being the main back up for Gomez although not really a right midfielder.

    Juanma - Played mainly as a back up this year.

    Txitxo - The club captain didn't get a lot of playing time and has decided to retire.

    Jorgito - Played well when he was needed in the team.


    Strikers

    Weuts - The clubs top scorer had another great year.

    Menga - Had another good year.

    Keatings - The Scot came in and didn't have the best half season but hopefully he will push on well next year, although he is attracting Craig Levin's attention for the Scotland squad.

    Iruarrizaga - Played well enough to stay in th efirst team squad as a fourth striker.


    Code:
    Season     |  Division           | League Position  |   Copa Del Rey  |    Achievements
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    2012/13    | 2nd Division B2     |      12th        |      N/A        |    Stayed up
    2013/14    | 2nd Division B2     |      1st         |      N/A        |  Champions and Promotion
    2014/15    | Liga Adelante       |      12th        |     2nd RD      |    Stayed up
    2015/16    | Liga Adelante       |      4th         |     4th RD      |    Playoffs

    The 100 Club

    This section will be for those player who gain over 100 appearances and/or goals for the club while under my management. this is League and cup competitions.

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    Javi Jimenez   |   101    |       3       |   2012-2015     |    Retired
    Dolly Menga    |   135    |      60       |  2012-Present   | 
    Igotz Garde    |   126    |      11       |  2012-Present   |
    Kurt Weuts     |   127    |      72       |  2013-Present   |
    Txitxo         |   108    |       2       |   2012-2016     |    Retired
    Bidari         |   122    |      16       |  2013-Present   |
    Yeray Soto     |   108    |       0       |  2012-2016      |    Retired
    Juanma         |   128    |       6       |  2012-Present   |
    Carlos Garde   |   125    |      10       |  2012-Present   |

    Previous Years

    2012/13
    2013/14
    2014/15
    Last edited by Almondo; 05-11-2011 at 03:59.

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    After 2 weeks of being busy with freakin' work i finally have a few days off. I have been exploring the game since the launch and now i decided it's time to start a challenge. Last year i took part in this challenge, playing with Kiel in Germany but i lost my interest in it after the forums went down. This year i'll also start with Germany so stay tuned for more info :P

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    RB Leipzig

    A New Age


    In a surprise move, RB Leipzig has hired unproven romanian head coach Andy Sava in their bid for success.

    RB Leipzig was founded in 2009 and play their home games at Red Bull Arena, an impressive stadium for a Third Division side with a capacity of 44345 all-seater. They are affectionately known as Die Bullen and have a fierce rivalry with FC Lokomotive Leipzig.

    2012/2013 Season Preview

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    After a first look at my squad (1 & 2) i like what i see. Alot of depth which should allow me to perform well in my first season.

    Media Prediction: 7th
    Expectations: Top Half Finish
    My Goals: Promotion
    Transfer Budget: €548k
    Wage Budget: €147k
    Current Wages: €122k

    So, i think i got lucky with this team, i really did not expect to find such a good team. If i fail with this team i will be really pissed.
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    well there's FAR too much to comment on in the last day or so so i will just say well done to those gaining promotion and welcome to all the new arrivals. RB Leipzig are proving popular in Germany this year unsurprisingly. LOTS of money on offer there. In my Mannheim game they have x10 the wage budget for season than my Mannheim team...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    Last couple of games saved you there didn't they Charlesbeams!?
    Sure did, things are looking similar this season despite the good start. Just gone 12 games without a win

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    Great performance there vikeologist, dominated the league and unlucky in the challenge cup.

    Good luck in Russia G-Wiz.

    Unlucky Almondo, next seasons the one.

    Good luck Andy Sava, lets hope it's another promotion for Red Bull.

    EDIT: Just sold out my 12,692 (5,000+ more than the previous best) against Fenerbahce (the undefeated Fenerbahce), for those keeping score we lost 2-0.
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    Aventure française de Berty Bassett
    La Vitréenne FC - 2014/15 (French National)

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    Well, where to start, looking at the results it certainly was a season of two halves. Yet again we were left to wonder why the form dropped after the winter break, somehow we managed to stay in the top three until the last few games but a run of 7 defeats in our last 11 games is relegation form and didn't deserve to go up. The thing I have noticed is that so far in the game I have had an awful record against the top teams, in fact the top three all did the double against me.

    French Cup - 7th round

    Disappointing again to go out in the 7th round after winning 11-0 against Toulon in the 6th. Drawn against fellow national side Frejus in the 7th round we went out on penalties again.

    Transfers

    Just two players in last season with Sylla one for the future and Iacopino another youngster and starred on the right wing for us.

    Squad - Best XI - Best XI overall

    Johann Rouault - Rather worryingly due to our inability to win promotion he is stalling somewhat. A mediocre season by his standards, was wanted briefly by PSG but they were probably put off by my £4m price tag.
    Jacques Angan - A good season grabbing himself 21 goals in the league and 27 overall.
    Yacouba Diallo

    Finances - The board are obviously unhappy with the financial situation, well that's what you get when you decide to build a new stadium. For the new season the wage budget has gone down to a little over £8k pw, thats almost half of what it was when I started. Had to let my left back go who I guess due to yearly wage increases was on £900pw.

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     2012/13 | National  |   10th   | 7th Round | Overachievers |
     2013/14 | National  |   6th    | 6th Round |               |
     2014/15 | National  |   6th    | 7th Round |               |

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    Cheers Brettney I hope so. Although the board did really **** me off when they decided to sell Dolly Menga for £975k although they did give me a £500k chunk of it for transfers of which I spent about £300k on a 20 yr old Striker.
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    Looks like the dreaded 'Winter Break' curse hit you Berty (ok so i just made that up but seems real doesn't it!?) i've certainly been hit by it ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almondo View Post
    Cheers Brettney I hope so. Although the board did really **** me off when they decided to sell Dolly Menga for £975k although they did give me a £500k chunk of it for transfers of which I spent about £300k on a 20 yr old Striker.
    Least you got some cash out of it then, what are your finance like?

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    ok going to start this in england with chester only jus founded in 2010 shud be good fun board want mid table i want top half

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlipscombe View Post
    RB Leipzig are proving popular in Germany this year unsurprisingly. LOTS of money on offer there.
    That's one of the reasons I didn't take them tbh

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    Just lost a 12 game unbeaten run but still sit top by 1 goal right now. A 3 horse race with me, Mainz and Dusseldorf right now.

    Out of the German cup after losing to First Division side Gladbach 2-1 in the Quarter Finals. Beat First Division Wolfsburg 4-2 the round before though

    12 games left, wish me luck!

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    Good luck Minisav ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    Least you got some cash out of it then, what are your finance like?
    I'm only about £35k in the red. Not bad really considering that at the start of last season it was more than 3 million.

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    Well that looks good to me, i've spent my entire managerial career in the red so far.

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    Default Stuart Brawls, Seregno 2014-15, Season 3, Serie C1/A


    Seregno 2014-15, Season 3, Serie C1/A
    Squad ¦ Transfers ¦ Finances


    Italian Cup
    Fixtures
    For the first time we were entered into the Italian cup in the 1st qualifying round. We drew fellow Serie C1/A Side Treviso who we drew 1-1 and eventually beat on penalties to reach the second qualifying round. Here we were drawn away at Serie B side Sorrento who deservedly beat us 3-1 to send us out.

    Serie C Cup
    Fixtures
    For some reason we missed the group stage of the competition this year and the only reason i could think as to why was that we had qualified for the second qualifying round of the Italian Cup. So for the 3rd year in a row we made the 1st knockout round of the Serie C Cup. Also, for the third year in a row we went out at this stage!

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    One thing that summed up the past season is that we simply drew too many games. We rarely seemed to look like we were going to lose games but then we couldn't make our chances count and drew more games in a season than i think i ever had done before in any FM. I also don't think i have finished quite as low as i did with so few defeats. Our defence is good as this resulted in us conceding the fewest goals in the league. We kept pace with the leading 2 teams, Verona and Cittadella, all season though we never topped the table and we would fall a few points behind after a slight loss of form after gaining a playoff spot led to a couple of defeats. Anyway, i should be and am really pleased that i beat my expectations for the season that were to avoid relegation and hopefully a safe mid-table spot both of which i did as we eventually finished 3rd in the league. Again we strengthened the squad throughout the season and i was really pleased with the 3 20 year old's (Rene Dekker, Diogo Ferreira and Gijs Damen) that joined in january as my scouts tells me they could potentially be good Serie A players, they also were thrown straight into the 1st team and all 3 of them did really well.

    So after finishing 3rd in the league we entered the semi final playoffs against 4th placed Taranto, who had just recently beaten us 2-0 at their ground, and the first leg was at their ground as well. This first match was a fairly even affair and the only difference between the 2 sides proved to be a goal just before half time with a header from Kyeremateng (set up by Dekker) to put us 1-0 up.

    The second leg at home was also an even game as we sort to finish the tie off and Taranto tried to get back on level terms. Again the key moment came just before half time as our 20 year January signing in midfield, Diogo Ferreira, Scored from outside the area to put us 1-0 in the game and 2-0 up on aggregate. We were then able to see out the game and earn our place in the playoff final. However, the second half brought disaster for us in a sense as we lost both of our goalscorers in the tie, Ferreira and Kyeremateng, to injuries which would keep Ferreira out of the first leg of the final and would finish Kyeremateng's season.

    Semi-Final: Leg 1 ¦ Leg 2

    In the playoff final we were up against Cittadella who had finished 2nd and ahead of us in the league. The first leg this time for us was at Home and we totally dominated a well below par Cittadella side as we comfortably went 2-0 up in the second half with goals from Dekker and Danucci. I was extremely disappointed that after our domination of the game that Cittadella were able to pull a goal back late on to end the tie 2-1. (Though i was glad to see one of their defenders sent off in the last minute).

    The second away leg was a very even game as we tried to make sure that we didn't concede and let them back in the tie. Thankfully Cittadella themselves helped me out as they yet again had a man sent off just before half time. To rub salt into their wounds we scored a crucial goal by Lorenzo Pasciuti, also before half time, which effectively sealed the tie and out promotion. We saw the game out and won the tie 3-1 on aggregate to seal our place in Serie B.

    Final: Leg 1 ¦ Leg 2

    Players

    Filippo Perucchini - Signed in the summer as a 5* keeper, on a large wage for us, but deemed an essential purchase. He certainly proved his worth as he notched up 19 clean sheets over the course of the season.
    Pietro Morabito - Our reserve keeper who once again kept the bench warm.
    Stefano Fanucci - Experienced backup who could cover in both DC and DR roles. Is retiring at the end of the season.
    Solomon Enow - Signed in the summer i chose Enow due to his versitility at being able to play in all defensive positions. He had a solid season and was mostly used at left back.
    Valentino Ostieri - His third season at the club and he continues to excel and improve. Another great season for our first choice right back.
    Gijs Damen - Young 20 year old DRC who i picked up in january after our scouts recommended him as having the potential to be a leading Serie B defender. Played the majority of games since i signed him at centre back and was excellent.
    Carlo Scalera - Carlo has continued to improve, so much so that his 7 MOM's this season is a new club record. He is also great at attacking free-kicks and corners as his 4 goals and 5 assists prove.
    Daniel D'Isidoro - Was mainly left on the sidelines this season as new signings were used in his stead. I think that as his contract is up and we are moving up another level that i will be letting him go.
    Fabrizio Carboni - Another defender who was rarely used this season and as a result he will be leaving when is contract runs out in a month or so.
    Lorenzo Gonelli - My covering DC who was used to rest other players and to cover injuries. Contributed with 3 goals as well as his good defensive work. But as we are moving up a league i fell that i should be letting him go.
    Giovanni Iodice - I had called him the rock at the heart of my defence for the past 2 seasons but i feel that he only just about handled the step up in level this year and he didn't play many games in the second half of the season as i played Gijs Damen on a regular basis. Unfortuantely i now have to say that he will be leaving.
    Morris Donati - Solid and reliable midfielder who contributed 4 goals.
    Ciro Danucci - Very experienced midfielder who was also solid and reliable and assisted 4 goals with 2 himself.
    Guerino Stella - Our young DMC, still only 19, who once again played the majority of games and has improved his tackling attributes in the past year.
    Mario Rebecchi - Bought 1 january and then sold the next. He wasn't playing in many games as i didn't want him to get to 25 league games as it would trigger a 1 year contract extention. Anyway the money saved on his wages led me to bring in Diogo Ferreira.
    Diogo Ferreira- Signed in January this 20 year old French midfielder as he was rated by my scouts as having the potential to become a leading Serie B player. Played him a lot and after having some transitional issues he certainly proved his worth in the playoffs. One to watch.
    Lorenzo Pasciuti - Signed in the summer he was my creative force in midfield for the season and was excellent as proved by his 9 goals and 10 assists.
    Giovanni Kyeremateng - After signing him in January last year he continued to be my leading striker and goalscorer. He started off the season well but later on he suffered from a couple of goal droughts which showed in our results as we struggled in some degree to find the goals from elsewhere.
    Fabio Hoxha - Struggled to make an impact and secure a 1st team place all season as he only bagged 1 goal.
    Cephas Malele - I was delighted when i signed him as he had great potential but he hasn't fulfilled the potential so far that i had expected and only found the net twice.
    Christian Spampatti - The clubs record goalscorer didn't improve to the new level of football that we were now up against. His contract was up in the summer, and as i had found a new striker i wanted to sign in Rene Dekker, i had to release him on a free to lower the wage bill. His club record 27 league goals was defiantely worth the record £6000 i paid for him at the start of my journey.
    Rene Dekker - The young 20 year old Dutch striker i got rid of Spampatti for. My scouts rated him as having the potential to become a good Serie A player in the future. He went straight into my team and was certainly the other striker i was looking for as he bagged 8 goals and 5 assists in the second half of the season. What a prospect.

    Next Season

    All i will say is what i had said at the end of the last report: Survival and hopefully mid-table.

    Code:
     Season  |   League    | Position | Italian Cup  |     Other Comps     |             Achievements              |
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     2012/13 | Serie C2/A  |   10th   | Not Entered  | Serie C Cup 1st Rnd |               Survival                |
     2013/14 | Serie C2/B  |   1st    | Not Entered  | Serie C Cup 1st Rnd | Winners, PROMOTION + Won C2 Super Cup |
     2014/15 | Serie C1/A  |   3rd    | 2nd Qual Rnd | Serie C Cup 1st Rnd |        Playoff Winners, PROMOTION     |
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