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    just got east stringlin to the scottish cup final see if i lose do i still get europe ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy1872 View Post
    just got east stringlin to the scottish cup final see if i lose do i still get europe ?
    Yeah that's true, but only if the Winners have already qualified for Europe.

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    aww cheers think its celtic i got ave already beat them this season tho :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy1872 View Post
    aww cheers think its celtic i got ave already beat them this season tho :P
    You should be fine if Celtic are in the final, they've probably finished 1st or 2nd right?

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    yeah there sittin 2nd the now

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    Good luck in the cup tommy.

    In the second iteration of my universe so far it's been remarkably similar, a win in my first game and a 3-2 away loss in my first European game (this time against Kobenhavn). Next up Sporting, let's see if I can get another winning repeat.

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    With just 1 game left in the Europa League group stages, i either win and go through, draw and hope Metalist lose or draw against Dortmund or lose and hope Metalist lose.

    League not really going so well, drawing a lot of games.

    Unlucky with your game PRDH, hopefully the outcome will be similar and good luck in the final tommy

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    Thanks Charlesbeams, if anything, better, I won 3-0 rather than 2-1. Next up the second leg of Europe, roll on Kobenhavn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDH View Post
    Thanks Charlesbeams, if anything, better, I won 3-0 rather than 2-1. Next up the second leg of Europe, roll on Kobenhavn.
    Let's hope you end up with an easier group, and not one with Man City in.

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    i dunno whats up with my team i go beat rangers 4-3 in the scottish cup and go get beat 1-0 of motherwell ohh and am sittin 11th again llol

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    I'm through the Europa League group stages, thanks to Catagay Tetik really, he scored 8 of our 11 goals in the groups he's on 24 in 23 now, brilliant free transfer, not even at Christmas either, so hopefully plenty more to come.

    Drawn with Sparta Prague in the next round.
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    And I've beaten Kobenhavn 3-0. I'm into the Group stage proper again. Quite pleased that the crash hasn't affected anything noticeably. Now wait as I draw the most brutal group of death ever seen...

    Nope, avoided the big, scary teams again. This time I'm grouped with PSV, Metalist and FK Austria Wien. PSV are a tough team, but I'm not unduly worried about the other two at the moment. That may change when I play them, but for now, I'm not too unhappy about that draw.
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    END OF SEASON UPDATE 2017-2018

    well it was a not to bad season we managed to stay up once again we finished 11th again we also got to the scottish cup final but we got beat 2-0 by celtic but on the plus side we got in to europe cause celtic won the leauge

    so here is the leauge table

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    and my transfers this season were all signed for free apart frome 2 who i got on loan

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    my top goal scocer this year was maxime fernandes with 39 app and 15 goals

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    so on to the scottish cup final well a thought i would have had a chance to win it because i already beat celtic 1-0 alreadu in the leauge but i was wrong i got beat 2-0 but got into europe so not all bad

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    End Of Season Update 2013/2014




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    Great season and slided in to euro with the last game. Really overachieved and will be a struggle to maintain this finish in the league with the current state of the club. Finished so high with wins over most teams below us but the really big sides we were quite a bit away from getting anything from.
    Great cup run. Quite easy fxtures untill we faced Rubin and was a hard fought battle. In the Final, CSKA dominated but we posed threat on the counter and could of snatched something and did have a pen turned down.

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    Finances looking worst and would be alot worst if the chairman wasn't pumping money into the club. Losing around 200k a month. Will need to improve and a run in euro may help a bit but don't think we will be able to be sound financial and maintain at this level without a sugerdaddy take over or some money in to be able to improve stadium but wether we have enough fans to make enough to cover the cost is another question

    Key Players

    Mexilhão(The Mussel) - Loving the nickname and has produced some pearl of performances(I know, could it get any worst?). Gets a far ammount of goals from set-pieces.
    Pascal Igwe - Another season of being our star player providing assists and goals.
    Eric Ndjock - To finish top of the assist in the league is some achievement. Has a great delivery at corners.



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    Wow Welsh Wizard, what wonders we're witnessing!

    Great first season in the top flight. I can't even predict what you'll do next season if you keep your progression up. Champions? Challenge completed by 2016!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDH View Post
    Wow Welsh Wizard, what wonders we're witnessing!

    Great first season in the top flight. I can't even predict what you'll do next season if you keep your progression up. Champions? Challenge completed by 2016!?
    Thanks.

    Wages getting cut, not able to sell or sign players, players wanting to leave and youth setup getting scrapped(maybe a good thing as doubt we would of produced anyone.) Just a few of the problems we are facing this season. Going to be hard.

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    Keçiorengücü 2013/14 Season Review



    Quick Overview
    1st Division: Champions!
    Turkish Cup: 3rd Round


    First Division
    Wow - I was not expecting that! A poor start to the season with plenty of goals conceded made me worried that a tough battle against relegation lay ahead. However, once we settled into life in the First Division, we started to outscore our opponents once more and had moved within touching distance of leaders Mansiapor by the halfway point (which is where I left you with my last update). The turning point came when we hosted the leaders in a top of the table clash. A sterling performance all round, including a rare clean sheet, gave us a 3-0 win and put us top. It then all became about us, Manisaspor and Bozüyükspor battling it out for the automatic promotion spots. We were lucky in the sense that anytime we dropped points, our rivals did too (either on the same matchday or the following week). Promotion was secured with 2 games left as we thrashed Tepecikspor in typically cavalier style. The title wasn’t confirmed until the last day but due to our massive goal difference, that was a formality. Unbelievably, we have made it to the Super League!
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    Turkish Cup
    Our usual early exit… We entered in the second round and duly thrashed Eyüpspor of the Second Division. That set up an away tie with Boluspor which we lost in agonising circumstancesi conceding in the final moments of injury time to lose 3-2. That after we had twice come from behind with just ten men following a first half red card.

    The Squad: Transfers
    First teamers from last season who hadn’t made the step up to the first division were shipped out either at the start of the season or in January. After the summer, the only arrival of note was the Turkish U21 goalkeeper, Sercan Sen, who will be first choice in goal next season.

    The Squad: Key Players
    Malkhaz Gagoshidze (DC) – finally, a defender worth mentioning! The young Georgian was solid at the back (despite our leaky defence) and an aerial threat at set plays.
    Miroslav Krsko (DL) – a very dependable and consistent presence on the left flank. I was impressed with his willingness to get forward and run back, something my other full backs were often not bothered with.
    Sinan Meriç (DM) – my coaches doubted Meriç’s ability to perform at this level but he proved them wrong with another fine season.
    Görkem Çelik (AMR) – what a pleasant surprise this guy turned out to be! I was concerned when a broken foot meant 5 months out for first choice winger Uğur Yanıkdemir but Çelik stepped up and defied my coaches classification of him as a ‘good second division player’ by becoming a very good first division one.
    Berkin Arslan (AML) – Picked up where he left off from last season and is now attracting interest from many top flight clubs. Injuries prevented him from playing more often and I hope he can stay fit next season.
    Yaser Hacimustafaoğlu (ST) – Bettered last season’s stats with 27 goals (26 last time out). There were a couple of dry spells but he finished the season particularly strongly with 8 goals in the last 4 matches as we secured the title and promotion.
    Osman Özvardar (ST) - the only thing better than having a 20-goal-a-season striker is having two of them! Great to see one of last season’s ‘ones to watch’ make such an impact in the first team.

    The Squad: Ones to Watch
    Ali Topal did well in central defence during a couple of extended runs in the side as did Tunç Örnek. Hopefully, they can continue to develop in the top flight. Egemen Şekerkaya also did well when covering in the DM slot.

    The Squad: Awards
    Yaser Hacimustafaoğlu’s goals earned him the Turkish First Division Player of the Year award and the accolade of Supporters’ Player of the Year. He just missed out on topping the scoring charts but was runner-up in the Top Goalscorer standings with Osman Özvardar third.

    Görkem Çelik won a thoroughly deserved Turkish First Division Young Player of the Year award and was also named in the Turkish First Division Team of the Year along with Malkhaz Gagoshidze and Hacimustafaoğlu.

    Yours truly won Turkish First Division Manager of the Year and as a team we were rewarded as winners of the Turkish First Division Fair Play League.

    The Season Ahead…
    Promotion meant I was offered a new contract which took the shape of a three-year deal on wages of 6,000TL per week. Despite the First Division prize money (which was wiped out by team bonuses anyway), promised TV money for next year and a new sponsorship deal (900k per year compared to the previous 160k), finances are tight and I don’t have much of a budget to play with. This is mainly due to wage increases following promotion so I will have to get rid of any players unlikely to feature in our top flight campaign next year in order to have anything to spend.

    I have brought in a couple of new faces already on free transfer deals (for now, using up most of my spare wage budget) – Ahmet Ari will offer some experience on the right wing and I am excited about the prospect of seeing Joe Marshall in action. The young American can play in a variety of positions in midfield and I am looking to use him either centrally or on the right.
    My main worry is that this success has come too quickly, especially with our “we’ll score more than you” mentality. Yet again, the one and only aim will be survival. Anything else will be a BIG bonus!

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    2013-14 | 2nd (Grp B) | 1st      | N/A       | 3rd Round   | N/A    | Promoted!
    2014-15 | First       | 1st      | N/A       | 3rd Round   | N/A    | Promoted!

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    tommy 1872 & Welsh Wizard - congrats on reaching Europe! Hope I can join you there soon.

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    Wow, there's some amazing progress going on, makes me feel left behind.

    Congrats on consecutive promotions DodgeeD, and getting into Europe tommy1872 and Welsh Wizard.

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    Torpedo Armavir - Winter Break 2014/15

    League Table - currently 8th from 20

    Well I have gone into the Winter Break with 9 more points than my previous best and I think this is also the first time that I have ever occupied such a high place in the table. My squad is incredibly thin but the players are doing their best to keep the team on good form, and the defence is actually doing their job this season and we have a positive goal difference.

    I haven't had more than one defeat in a row which is good because it means the team constantly bounce back. With the problems at the start of the season when my budget was cut from £17.5k to £13.5k p/w I thought that I was going to struggle but I am currently spending £15k which is down from £20k. My star striker Welkinho, who had 34 goals and 25 assists in 61 games for me, left for Amkar Perm in the Russian Premier Division after they matched his minimum fee release clause of £450k with 25% sell on clause. He has only managed 1 goal in 12 appearances for his new club, while I haven't really struggled to score without him.

    Some of my players have been fantastic so far:
    Jabá - 17 goals in 18 games which means that one more goal will make this his best goalscoring season at the age of 33 isn't bad.
    Arthur Trifonov 'YP2' - Came into the youth candidates at the end of last season and was picked out as a good player, 6 goals in 10 starts for a 15 year old is really good and the coaches think that at the moment he is a one star player but will develop into a good Premier Division player
    Marcelino Armando Comboio - Brought him in on trial at the end of last season and had to wait until the transfer window opened for him to come in, unfortunately been injured for ages due to a damaged achilles tendon. Also a bit similar to Welkinho, however, less selfish and worse at corner taking.
    Andrey Pavlov - First real season for him as he has just played a bit part before but now he is the only player that can play on the right side on midfield. Has managed to grab some really important goals and assists.
    Tchocomar Sidibe - Again its his first proper season for me and he is showing me his ability, if he keeps playing this way I can't see me holding onto him for many more years.
    Armen Abartsumyan - Not playing as many games this year but still playing an important role when he does get on the field.
    Stanislav Khan - Solid if not spectacular but his stats have increased with playing regular football and also is easy on the wage budget for a first teamer.
    Evgeny Sevastjanov - Again, the heart of defence and another player who will be difficult to keep.

    Hopefully with the start we have made to the season I will be attempting to finish in the top half for the first time, I could really use the extra cash for position finishing as the club is still ridiculously in debt.

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    Great season for your strikers there DodgeeD, and generally with your double promotion.

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    Congrats on Promotion again DodgeeD and getting into Europe tommy1872 and Welsh Wizard.

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    Aventure française de Berty Bassett
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    We entered the League cup and were drawn at home to relegated national side Cannes, very disappointed to go out 2-0, and they dominated. However, my main aim for the season was survival, it started relatively well with 3 wins and 2 draws from 8 games. It looked like turning into a nightmare as we lost the next 7 pulling us into the relegation zone. It did get better but a blip towards the end of the season left us in the relegation zone with 3 matches to play. My last 3 matches were against teams in the lower half of the table and it could have gone horribly wrong but we survived to win all 3 and finish in 14th.

    French Cup - 10th round

    Entered in the 7th round, we played two lower league sides followed by National side Frejus in the 9th round, where we comfortably won 3-0. We were given a dream tie at Lyon in the 10th round, although we had little chance of getting a result it was a nice payday, adding over £1m to the coffers.

    Transfers

    With a higher wage budget I used most of it just offering players new full time contracts but had plenty of spare to bring in players.

    Squad - Team report - Best XI - Best XI overall

    The players
    Keeper:

    Johan Asheim - Signed on a free after being released by Tromso, reports say he's our best keeeper at 19 so hopefully will fulfil his potential.

    Defenders:

    Markus Langer - Excellent free signing at the start of the season, was almost an ever present and a rock at the back. Also grabs his fair share of goals, most of them headers from set pieces. Wanted by 1860 Munich for most of the season.
    Karl Monthé - Had a good season, but I have a few young defenders coming through. Monthé was sold to Niort for £200k during the close season.
    Johann Rouault - Signed another contract extension, seems to have been around forever but still only 20.
    Ivo van Gastel - Released by Fortuna Sittard, another good young defender who is very good in the air.
    Francis Aman - Signed on a free after an excellent scoutreport, as a right back he pushed Rouault to the left. Aman was a little disappointing but I'm sure there is better to come.

    Midfielders:

    Thomas Nielsen - Signed on a free in January, played ok but has great potential.
    Riccardo Iacopino - Played on the right wing before his injury put him out for most of the season, couldn't get back in when he came back. Have loaned him out for next season to Auxerre for a fee of £250k.
    Rafael - His agent offered him to clubs, nobody wanted him so gave him a trial. Had competition for his signature while on trial but got him. Apart from the odd poor game he was majestic playing equally as well in AMC or as a striker, scored a hat-trick in the penultimate match.
    Narcisse Lepaye - Took a chance on Lepaye after a good scout report, he was my +first and remains my only purchase for cash, costing me £300k from Niort.
    Manuel Gomes Lima - Yet another free signing, played most of the season as our defensive midfielder and still only 19 is a hot prospect.
    Kouadio Kouadio - Has been with us for a couple of seasons, got more of a chance this season when I played central midfielders.
    Jordan Ferri - Looked like he'd become a star but lost his way a bit and has become less involved in the first team.
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    Strikers:

    Yacouba Diallo - Played most of his games on the wing but pushed out when I changed to a narrow formation.
    Jean-Jacques Angan - Didn't get as many chances as last season against better opposition, but still had a good go. Is now on our icons list.
    Christoph Hien - Another free brought in January, was offered by agent and after seeing his attributes snapped him up.


    Finances - The finances looking much better now we're in Ligue 2, we get around £4.5m in TV money spread over the season. The board have agreed to improve training facilities for next season.

    In other news:

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     2013/14 | National  |   6th    | 6th Round  |                 |               |
     2014/15 | National  |   6th    | 7th Round  |                 |               |
     2015/16 | National  |   3rd    | 8th Round  |                 | Promotion     |
     2016/17 | Ligue 2   |   14th   | 10th round |   1st round     | Survived      |

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    Well done to all those winning titles and reaching Europe, that kind of success seems a long way off after an in auspicious start to my rein at Vallee d'Aoste. My first two games in the serie c cup ended in 2-0 and 6-1 losses. on the bright side though, the only way is up...

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    I spent 4 seasons in the National Britrock, and probably spend another 4 in Ligue 2, I almost quit and started again. It's the taking part that counts and there's no time limit, it's probably just as satisfying if not more completing the challenge after 50 seasons rather than 5.

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    Well done on survival berty. now to push up the league.

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    Well done to those recent promotions and survivals.

    Britrock, i also spent 4 season in the bottom league and i'm now currently in Europe and like berty says, i think spending more times in the leagues is more satisfying and you'll have probably built up a better team to challenge in the higher league. Good luck either way.

    Just had a great game against Sparta Prague, 2-1 down at 40mins at Home, ended up winning 5-2, still have the 2nd leg to go. If i get to the next round, i'll probably be playing Schalke though

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    Yup, we're not in a race. We're all challenging the AI. There tends to be a slow point for everyone too.

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    berty1978 - a good first season in Ligue 2 and nice that you got the big tie in the cup. You must have thought 'just maybe...' when you pulled it back to 2-1.

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    Cheers for the positive words berty and charlesbeams. I had fun doing the same challenge in Hungary for a few years so once I get up and running and the players start gaining some character it'll be more fun. The first few months are always a drag in fm I find. Nice to know that everyone struggles at times. Now if only I could find some time to play I'd get moving through it.

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    Britrock - last time I did this challenge in Turkey (on FM09 when it was still part of Gundo's challenge), it took me 4 seasons to get out of Division 2 and until 2020 to get my first Premier League title. I'm happy to have found success early this time but I would have enjoyed a slower progression through the leagues too.

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    Gotta love those glory supporters - I've just been informed that we have sold almost 1300 season tickets for our Super League campaign. Last season, our average attendance was 850!

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    congratulations on qualifying for europe tommy1872.
    Welsh Wizard - top stuff - you're flying. good luck in Europe.

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    Very pleased with this result, just hope i can win away. One of my players is out for 6 months though

    Also Catagay Tetik, player i got on a free, is on 40 goals with plenty of games to go still :| 6 hat-tricks all season

    Lost the 2nd leg 2-1 in Extra time. So many key injuries now too, means i'll probably mess up in the league and miss out on Europe (my objective) and end up getting sacked or something.
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    just won my first game in europe 7-0 against milano kumanovo still got the 2nd leg to play at home

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    looks like my euro trip is over just got drew with napoli

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeeD View Post
    berty1978 - a good first season in Ligue 2 and nice that you got the big tie in the cup. You must have thought 'just maybe...' when you pulled it back to 2-1.
    Nah, they were all over us. They literally signed Hazard the day before that match for £27.5m and had a point to prove obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlipscombe View Post
    congratulations on qualifying for europe tommy1872.
    Welsh Wizard - top stuff - you're flying. good luck in Europe.
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    Congrats on Promotion again DodgeeD and getting into Europe tommy1872 and Welsh Wizard.
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    Wow, there's some amazing progress going on, makes me feel left behind.

    Congrats on consecutive promotions DodgeeD, and getting into Europe tommy1872 and Welsh Wizard.
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    tommy 1872 & Welsh Wizard - congrats on reaching Europe! Hope I can join you there soon.
    Thanks all

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    Every season I get speculation about Rouault, but have had no bids yet (PSG wanted him for a few months at one point). Probably put off by my £5m price tag, he's not wanted to move to a bigger club yet touch wood.

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    Just noticed the midfielder I picked up from Clairefontaine is dubbed the new Michel Platini - not a bad recommendation!

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    Peña Sport FC season review 2016/17

    League, Past Positions, Finances, transfers



    League

    Well the league was a big shock, I would have been happy with gaining a playoff spot at the beginning of the season but to win the league at a canter is something else. The players played well all season and once we hit the top never looked back taking the league comfortably. I think the main reason for this is the fact that I strengtened the Goalkeeper position (thanks to Romanista for the tip) and added another couple of key players to the squad. All in all a great season and a platform to push on next year, especially if I get a decent transfer budget, which I should do as it's been set initially at £11 million with a £105k a week wage budget.


    Cup

    2nd Round, 3rd Round, 4th Round 1st leg, 4th Round 2nd leg, 5th Round 1st leg, 5th Round 2nd leg

    A nice little run in the cup here and I can't say anything about going out to Barcelona as I knew I would when we drew them.

    Finances

    Finances are very nice looking now.

    Was offered the R.C. Celta job but naturally turned it down.


    Squad


    GK's

    Legros - The young keeper came in from Clairefontaine academy after Romanista's tip and took the number one slot easily. He was also recognised as the Liga Adelante Goalkeeper of the Year, He also had teams sniffing around him big time and so had a new contract given him at Christmas.

    Ribero - Relegated to backup keeper.


    Defenders

    Felipe - the right back played well once again this season.

    Nenê - The young Brazillian has been great at the back and has also freed up a foreigner spot by taking spanish nationality.

    Bidari - Another good year at the back.

    Drachmann - A great and mature season for the young Dane.

    C.Garde - Primarily used as a back up.

    I.Garde - Also a back up. Has now retired.

    Herrera - Got some games but was a back up first and foremost.


    Midfielders

    Dumont - The young frenchman came in and was great making the right wing his own.

    Allen - Another good year for the young American, he bossed the midfield all year.

    Diego Puente - Played well when partnered with Allen b ut spent a fair amount of time out with injury.

    Roland - A great year down the left for the Frenchman.

    Gómez - Relegated to the role of backup.

    Etxebarria - Promoted from the u19's and became the 3rd central midfielder, played well when he was in the side.

    Juanma - Relegated to a backup as well.

    Jorgito - Once again a backup.


    Strikers

    Pérez Postigo - Bought with them money recieved fro the sale of Dolly Menga and proved to be worth the £300k I spent.

    Weuts - Another good year from the Belgian.

    Keatings - The third striker, he played okay when he cam eon.

    Kortina - Didn't play too much but showed glimpses of what he's capable of.


    One to Watch.

    Aitor Del Rio - Stepped in when both left wingers were injured and played well for his young age.

    Code:
    Season     |  Division           | League Position  |   Copa Del Rey  |       Europe       |    Achievements
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    2012/13    | 2nd Division B2     |      12th        |      N/A        |        N/A         |      Stayed up
    2013/14    | 2nd Division B2     |      1st         |      N/A        |        N/A         |Champions and Promotion
    2014/15    | Liga Adelante       |      12th        |     2nd RD      |        N/A         |      Stayed up
    2015/16    | Liga Adelante       |      4th         |     4th RD      |        N/A         |      Playoffs
    2016/17    | Liga Adelante       |      1st         |     5th RD      |        N/A         |Champions and Promotion

    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.

    Code:
    Player            |   Apps   |     Goals     | Seasons between |     Note
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    Javi Jimenez      |   101    |       3       |   2012-2015     |    Retired
    Dolly Menga       |   135    |      60       |   2012-2016     |  sold by board
    Igotz Garde       |   143    |      13       |  2012-Present   |    Retired
    Kurt Weuts        |   173    |      91       |  2013-Present   |
    Txitxo            |   108    |       2       |   2012-2016     |    Retired
    Bidari            |   166    |      23       |  2013-Present   |
    Yeray Soto        |   108    |       0       |   2012-2016     |    Retired
    Juanma            |   149    |       7       |  2012-Present   |
    Carlos Garde      |   152    |      10       |   2012-2017     |Wouldn't sign new contract
    Jorgito           |   119    |      12       |   2014-2017     |Wouldn't sign new contract
    Felipe            |   126    |       1       |  2014-Present   |
    Nacho Gómez       |   119    |      13       |   2013-2017     |Wouldn't sign new contract      
    Alejo Diego Puente|   113    |      12       |  2013-Present   |
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    League/Graph (Finished 9th)
    Very poor, specially after last season finishing in 3rd place, not sure what went on really, I could just say injuries and a small squad caused the poor show, but it probably wasn't that.

    Europa League (2nd Knockout Round)
    Thought i did quite well in my first season in Europe, just a shame i won't be in it next season. I admit i did get an easy draw really up until Schalke who knocked me out and they won it. Maybe all those games made me slip up in the league, specially with my small squad.

    Turkish Cup (Lost in 4th)
    Really not much to say at all other than i didn't do well.

    Transfers
    Brought in a few players and all the praise goes to Catagay Tetik, who scored 44 goals in all competitions, he ended up top goalscorer in the league and best player in the league. He also won the European Golden Boot.

    Overall
    Overall a pretty average season, disappointed in the league and the cup, but Europe went well i feel. Finances are bad, mainly because of wages, will have to start getting in loaned players with 0% wages.

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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!!!!
    18/19        Turkish Prem    11th     4th Round    ------     Surviving Relegation
    19/20        Turkish Prem    14th     4th Round    ------     Surviving Relegation
    20/21        Turkish Prem     7th     Qrt Finals   ------     Reaching Euro Play-off Places
    21/22        Turkish Prem     3rd     Qrt Finals   ------     Finishing Top 3, Qualifying for Europa League
    22/23        Turkish Prem     9th     4th Round    ------     Getting through Europa League Groups

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    Great season Welsh Wizard
    Congrats on promotion Dodgeed and Almondo

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    What happened Charlesbeams?

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    How on earth was Tetik available on a free charlesbeams? He looks like the perfect striker - finishing, composure, pace, acceleration, off the ball, first touch and penalties are all excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDH View Post
    What happened Charlesbeams?
    No idea, things just didn't go to plan when they needed to really. Could be my defense though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Britrock View Post
    How on earth was Tetik available on a free charlesbeams? He looks like the perfect striker - finishing, composure, pace, acceleration, off the ball, first touch and penalties are all excellent.
    I have no idea, it's not like his team was doing badly at the time either, maybe he was just sick of playing for them Edit: I may have to sell him if i want my finances to stay good all season.
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    Right i can finally get some game time in (no work now for over a week), lets catch up first ...

    Good luck in Europa League PRDH.

    Congrats on the survival again Tommy, and nice one on making it into Europe.

    Awesome season Welsh Wizard real good going.

    Congrats on the promotion to the Turkish Prem. DodgeeD, great season an amazing amount of goals (both for and against) what a season for the fans. Nice one on winning the Fair Play award (i've got that twice now ).

    Survival Berty now onwards and upwards good going mate.

    Good going Almondo won that one easy ... Now for La Liga, good luck.

    Unlucky on the Euopa draw being a little unkind Charlesbeams, an aim for Europa again next year!? Or is it Title challenge time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    Unlucky on the Euopa draw being a little unkind Charlesbeams, an aim for Europa again next year!? Or is it Title challenge time?
    Title challenge would be nice and the first 3 games have started off in the right way, 1-0 win over Fenerbahce, 0-0 with Galatasaray and 4-0 win over Gaziantepspor. Anything can happen though, but with no Europa League days before a league match, might help.

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    SV Wuppertaler Go marching on

    German 3rd Division

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    Finances - 500k

    League Summary
    Well i hoped to break into the top ten but we had a very good start of the year thanks to Barca's young Spanish Striker who tore up the league. but the strain of the season took its toll on the squad and in the second half of the season the teams performances dropped and I finished 2nd but before January this was die to a lot of inurys so i know what i need to do is need to get more strength in depth in all areas of my squad.

    Fixture List
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    Aims for next season are to finish in the top half of the table

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    Good season toonbalmy, good look in the 2nd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    Good season toonbalmy, good look in the 2nd.
    Cheers started of won 2 out of 2 so far got HSV in the Cup

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    Well done on promotion toon.

    New season has started rather well for me, conceded just 2 goals in 8 games, probably thanks to this new keeper on loan(first time i've had a new keeper playing regularly since Division 2). Currently in 1st place too, 26 more games to go though.

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    He looks good Charlesbeams, hope he helps you to the title.

    EDIT: 3 of my best players have just requested transfers because apparently i haven't strengthened the squad enough ... 4 new first 11 players isn't enough!? What the heck do they want???
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    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    He looks good Charlesbeams, hope he helps you to the title.

    EDIT: 3 of my best players have just requested transfers because apparently i haven't strengthened the squad enough ... 4 new first 11 players isn't enough!? What the heck do they want???
    Hopefully, i think once i've played all the teams, i might have a better idea, Besiktas and Trabzonspor still to play.

    I've been getting sick of players wanting to join a bigger club.

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    Well i wont be held up by players and all 3 are no longer gaurenteed a spot in the starting 11, i'd rather leave them out or on the bench give players who want to be here a chance.

    EDIT: 200th game vs Fenerbahce - Watching this on full 3D!

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    There we go, lost to both Besiktas and Tabzonspor can still win the league though really, only 3 behind Besiktas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesbeams View Post
    There we go, lost to both Besiktas and Tabzonspor can still win the league though really, only 3 behind Besiktas.
    How many games to go?

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    19 more games so anything can still happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesbeams View Post
    19 more games so anything can still happen
    Oh right, and here was me thinking you were running out of games ...

    I drew 2-2 with Fenerbahce, we played very well they are very much a level above us really!

    New Ally McCoist according to my scouts - Thought would sign him and maybe a partnership with my New Jurgen Klinnsmann at times will work for us.

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    Fortunately more than half of the games to go.

    Not actually seen any "dubbed the new....." players yet, maybe i should check some. Edit: I have the next "Selcuk Inan" in my team, no idea who he is though.
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    This here would be Selçuk İnan

    Can't exactly say he's world renowned, but I'd still wager you've got a good youngster on your hands.

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    This is the guy who has been named the new Inan

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    Hmmm.... From the wikipedia description of Inan I wouldn't have thought that would be his stat spread - he still looks as if he could be a great player though.

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    Seregno 2015-16, Season 4, Serie B


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    Italian Cup

    Our second attempt at the Italian cup one by but was still good when called upon.as we made it through 3 qualifying rounds (even beating Serie A side Ascoli) and eventually into the 1st round proper.
    Here we faced Serie A side Genoa who were just too strong for us and we bowed out at this stage.
    What did take me by surprise was the prize money as we had been getting 9k for each of the qualifying rounds and then in the 1st round we get 491k plus the gate receipts!
    It was a welcome bonus i wasn't expecting and has helped us to stay in the black this season.

    Italian Cup Fixtures

    League

    Our first season in Serie B couldn't have gone any better, as we far exceeded my own expectations for the season.
    Despite only bringing in a couple of players, due to the wage constraints i was under, the team was therefore very similar to that which finished 3rd in Serie C1/A and promoted through the playoffs.
    Thankfully though, the young squad that i have have significantly improved over the last year which greatly helped in being competitive in this higher level.
    Our league position throughout the season was in the top half of the table and for the majority of the second half of the season we were in and around 7th-8th place.
    As it panned out we finished in an excellent 6th place in Serie B and this gave us the final spot in the promotion playoffs.

    League Fixtures Page 1
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    The Semi-Final of the playoff drew us against 3rd place Bari with the 1st leg at home.
    We took the lead though a Carlo Scalera goal from a corner but depite creating many chances we were unable to add to this and eventually Bari
    punished us for this as they used their superior play and possesion to score twice to send us into the away leg already 2-1 down. Semi Final Leg 1

    The second leg was an exceptionally even affair as Bari tried to put the game beyond us whilst we tried to get back in the tie.
    A turingin point in the deadlock of the second leg cam in the 68th minute when Bari player Zhivko Milano was sent off for a scything challenge on Dekker.
    We then presssed forward more and eventually it was Dekker himself who scored to put us 1-0 up in the second leg and 2-2 on aggregate.
    Unfortuanley we couldn't add to this goal and the tie ended in a 2-2 draw which meant that Bari went through to the final as the higher league placed team.
    I was proud of the team to have got this far in the league and even if the away goals rule had been applied to the tie with Bari we would still have gone out. Semi Final Leg 2

    Final League Table

    League Positions Graph

    The Players

    Filippo Perucchini - Again our main GK and Filippo was vital in the success we had a team this year with his 15 clean sheets.
    Pietro Morabito - Actually played a couple of games this year (only as Perucchini was injured for a couple fo weeks) and did ok when called upon. He is desperate to leave in the summer.
    Graziano Sinato - Signed as cheap cover and was useful to have in the team with the potential to improve in the future.
    Solomon Enow - Decent season for Enow who played mostly at left back again but i'm looking for a bit more in this position now and don't think i will renew his contract.
    Valentino Ostieri - Another excellent season and he now holds the club record for the number of appearances at 141.
    Gijs Damen - Our young defender played mostly at centre back (best rated at right back but Ostieri plays there!) and was excellent all season and contributed with 4 goals as well.
    Carlo Scalera - Continues to be a main stay in my defence since i signed him in the first season. Another good season and he got 3 goals as well.
    Riccardo Gentili - Another defender who was signed as cheap cover and was used mostly as a sub.
    Deian Boldor - Also Signed as cheap cover but developed into something more as he actually played in several games and was very good in them, the surprise of the season for me.
    Morris Donati - Used maninly as a sub this year and started when others were injured. Not got the quality to warrant a new contract.
    Ciro Danucci - At 32 he is the oldest player at the club by 6 years! He had a good season and played in the majority of games but i will be letting him go in the summer.
    Guerino Stella - Played less than in seasons but was still good when called upon. He stil has a lot of potential to improve in the future.
    Armando Di Matteo - Signed in the summer to add more depth to the midfield and was an excellent signing. Bagged 5 goals, including a couple of free kicks.
    Diogo Ferreira - An excellent first full season at the club as he is now rated as our best midfielder. Got 3 goals and 9 assists.
    Lorenzo Pasciuti - Had an excellent season and contributed with 5 goals and 9 assists. However his wage demands are ridiculous for this talent as he wants to be the highest earner at the club. Think i cant get 2 or 3 equally good players for the money he wants so Pasciuti will be leaving in the summer.
    Giovanni Kyeremateng - Had a good season despite the step up in class and a few significant goals droughts. Still he was our second top scorer with 11 goals, also got 8 assists.
    Agostino Caricola - Signed as cover with the potential to improve. Came on mostly as a sub and even bagged a couple of goals.
    Cephas Malele - Sold in January to reduce the wage budget as he wasn't delivering anything to the team.
    Florian Oswald - Signed on half thre wages of Malele when he was sold. Another one who came on mostly as a sub but sill got a goal.
    Rene Dekker - Our best player and it showed at times. A fantastic season saw him get 20 goals, a club record for goals scored in a season. Got may clubs sniffing around him and have had to reject several co-ownership offers for him including 1 for AC Milan. He is worth much more to us than what they are offering. Am hoping to extend his contract in the summer.

    The Future

    My aims for the close season are to improve quality of the first 11 (obviously) but also the depth of squad because it was in this latter area were we struggled last season due to a few injuries or suspensions resulted in me only being able to have 5 or 6 subs.
    The initial wage budget i have been set is 12.75k (it was more and i am spending around 16k at the minute) . The best news is that i actually have a transfer budget of 520k. I probably wont be using much of this rather using it to increase the wage budget!.

    In the competitions i will be hoping to make the 1st round of the Italian Cup again and that 491k prize money but also i would like to achieve at least a playoff spot if not promotion to the top league. Here goes.

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    Pampilhosa find life tough in the second league


    Shorter update this time, it's been tough going and I just want to crack on with next season !

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    New Faces

    Felipe - Versatile player offering cover in lots of positions
    Alexandre Marques - Young left back, will hopefully push for a start
    Mohamed Akfir - Quality CB which was definitely needed, made a big contribution.
    Alipio - Bought to challenge Diogo Lopes in the hole to make sure he doesn't slack off !
    Nelson Mendes - Taken on loan to play DMC in my new defensive formation, alternated with Jorge Guedes
    Jorge Guedes - Is hopefully the long term DMC, played OK but he's still learning.

    Gives us a bit of depth and cover for injuries

    Youth Prospects

    Diogo Rocha - First kid to come through youth recruitment who stands any chance of making the first team

    After a long, tough season I'm exhausted ! All fans and staff are just relieved the season is over and we'll remain in the Second League next season.
    We had cracking start to the year getting lots of points on the board and climbing up the table. The aim was to play defensively and try to grab the odd goal. That strategy worked out pretty well but next season we'll have to go more attacking to try and get enough points to be in a top-half finish. The opposition had me sussed by the new year and we had a really poor second half of the season.

    The local council continue to block any moves to a new stadium so it's a packed 1000 fans every game.

    Aims for next season :
    Finish mid table

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    2012-2013    FC Pampilhosa   2nd Division Central     4th
    2013-2014    FC Pampilhosa   2nd Division Central     5th
    2014-2015    FC Pampilhosa   2nd Division Central     1st       Promotion
    2015-2016    FC Pampilhosa   2nd Division Central     12th
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    Premier League
    Board expectation: Avoid relegation
    Media Prediction: 18th

    Cup
    Board expectation: Be competitve

    Budgets
    Transfer budget: 0 TL*
    Wage budget: 83,678 TL per week*
    Current Wage Spending: 115,228 TL per week
    *After adjustments

    Facilities
    Stadium Capacity: 5040 (all-seater)
    Season ticket holders: 1239 (up 886 from last season)
    Training Facilities: Adequate
    Youth Facilities: Minimal
    Junior Coaching: Adequte
    Youth Recruitment: Basic



    Transfers - Summary

    I had to let quite a few players go this season as I attempted to get rid of those not good enough to make the step up to the Premier League and free up some of our over-loaded wage budget at the same time. Some high earners did leave and we got decent fees for them, all of which was used to increase the wage budget. As you can see from above though, we are still way over the weekly limit but I think we can cope financially. The generous funding system of ‘points mean prizes’ mean any win or draw leads to a mini-windfall. We were also able to make good money from pre-season friendlies for the first time and have a steady flow of top flight TV money to look forward to. Besides, the board kept approving the contract offers I made to bolster the squad (mainly with foreign free agents) so, hey, if it’s a problem, they shouldn’t have let me bring so many new faces in. These are the key signings for the new season (in addition to Joe Marshall and Ahmet Ari from my last update):

    José Carlos Ada (DC) – As soon as promotion was confirmed, I was getting agent offers for South American players almost non-stop. This guy caught my eye as a tough centre-back.
    Ralf Heller (DC/DM) – My scouts spotted this youngster in the Swiss team at the Euro U21 championships. His ability to play in defence or a holding midfield position will provide us with useful options.
    Inout Maior (MC) – A hard-working central midfielder was a must with Birol Hikmet now 33 years old. Another player with great potential.
    Hakan Konak (AMRC) – Signed on a free from Ankaragücü and one of my best signings of the summer. I think he has all the attributes to be a very good attacking midfielder and he will be used in the middle and on the right wing this season.
    Barış Tan (AMLC) – We needed back-up on the left for Barkin Arslan and this guy is it. Has the potential to be quite a tricky winger.
    Murat Tezcan (ST) – Got this youngster for free from second division side Dardenelspor. Needs to develop his physical attributes a bit but has the potential to be a leading Premier League star.

    And I already have another signing lined up for January by which time Uruguayan Fabrizio Pérez, spotted by my scouts at the U20 World Cup, will have turned 18.

    No predictions of safety or relegation struggles this time – I have absolutely no idea what to expect from my team this season!

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    Besiktas are way too good for me

    Don't get too many foreigners DodgeeD, can only play 6 in your first 11 and good luck in the new season, mine is almost finished.

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    2014/2015 review

    Hoped for more than last season, but wasn't sure if we were good enough.

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    We started awfully, but after some tactic changes we slowly started picking up some form, eventually it turned out to be too little too late.

    Transfers - Just some standard reinforcements with 3 good youngsters who can turn out Bundesliga quality.

    squad 1 | squad 2 - A good squad that can certainly challenge for promotion next season.

    Top players:
    5: Bastian Schulz - Another solid season from the midfielder.
    4: Matthias Buszkowiak - The young defender had a slightly better season and is still developing.
    3: Teddy Caron - An amazing first season from the young AM, 19 and already too good for this league.
    2: Sören Gonther - Despite being injured for a big part of the season when he played he was great.
    1: Mohamed Bah - Another new signing who was awesome, he could have scored even more if he wasn't injured the last 2 months, he is already attracting interest from bigger clubs.

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    Had a busy week. Some catching up, hope I don't miss anyone.

    LLR - Unlucky in playoffs there. Good luck next season!
    Charlesbeams - Congrats on an amazing 3rd place and a great run in Europe. What happened in the league there though? Was Europe to much of a strain on your squad? Hope you managed to get back into the top spots this season!
    PRDH - Congrats on breaking up the big 3 of Portugal! And good luck in Europe!
    Welsh Wizard - Congrats on the promotion and breaking into Europe already. That's got to be by far the best progress I've ever seen in Russia in here. Well done!
    brettney1980 - Congrats on the European spot. Well done!
    tommy1872 - Good job staying up, and congrats on getting into Europe through the cup!
    siLKEAPE, berty1978, minisav, DodgeeD, Almondo, toonbalmy87 - Congrats on promotions !!
    5ergio, rlipscombe, neushoorn70, StellaF1, TanO - Solid seasons, hope you can all push towards the top next season!

    And welcome and good luck to all the new players !!

    Not sure if I'll be playing much this weekend as there another game out tonight that I wanna try out, but will be back in France asap anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    Charlesbeams - Congrats on an amazing 3rd place and a great run in Europe. What happened in the league there though? Was Europe to much of a strain on your squad? Hope you managed to get back into the top spots this season!
    Cheers. It could have been that yeah, there was a lot more games than usual and i didn't really bring many players in to replace ones leaving. My new season is almost over and it's better than last, that's all i'll say.

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    SV Wilhelmshaven Season 2014-2015 Report

    Another season in the 2.Bundesliga, another relegation fight. The league was extremely tight which made for some nervy occasions, especially when we were sitting in 17th at some points in the season. A stronger run of form after the winter break brought us safely out of the automatic relegation spot before propelling us to safe position entirely. The squad recieved quite a large makeover and will continue to do so as it is clear that some players are not good enough. Help is especially needed up front and in the heart of defence where we lack for talent.
    Again we had the lowest average attendance, even in our new stadium
    Again we had the lowest average salary in the division

    However, unlike last season, I feel that there is hope going forward, I was able to find some talented youngsters that can hopefully be with the team for years to come.

    League : Another bottom half finish. Koln ran away with the league as to be expected when you have Lucas Podolski banging in goals for you (23 in 29 games)

    Cup : Went out in the first round to Mainz

    Key Players:
    Wolf - Decent season from the center half, though was never dominant
    Rakels - The only consistent striker this season, struggled a bit in the lone up front role. Going to stick around, but an area to strengthen next season
    Vila - The Albanian Messi was the best offensive player at the club. 9 goals from a winger is an excellent return
    Uzun - The more creative counterpart to Vila, Uzun turned in another good season
    Martinovic - Perhaps the best youngster brought to the club, he won the right back position and looks set to be the right back at Wilhelmshaven for many years
    Vanbelle - Though he's been here for 3 seasons, this was the Belgian's best one.
    Voss - Continues to progress but for the first time faces a fight to keep his position
    Tomacevic - Another young Croatian, played well.
    Jurco - A promising looking Slovakian who hasn't quite lived up to his potential yet
    Vieira - The first Brazilian at the club thanks to the board allowing me to scout that nation, Vieira's potential has everyone exicted


    Transfers: A lot of ins and outs, something that will be continuing.

    Finances: Strong despite a lack of attendance.

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    RasenBallsport Leipzig 2012-13 Season Review




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    LEAGUE
    We exceeded all expectations this season- the board expected a mid-table finish and we ended up winning the Third Divsion and securing promotion outright! We started off well, albeit a bit inconsistently, but excellent mid-season form propelled RB Leipzig to the top and we made it our own. The team also broke the record for most league goals scored in a season.

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    Fixtures 1
    Fixtures 2


    PLAYERS

    I was very active in the transfer market, bringing in some great players and a number of very promising youngsters. We secured an agreement with Bayern Munich to have them as a parent club and they sent Emre Can on loan- while he wasn't exactly needed, he provided a bit of extra depth to my squad.

    The best transfers were Norwegians Håkon Kjæve (ST) and Lars Iver Strand (AMC). Strand bossed my midfield as my playmaking AMC treq., while Håkon Kjæve led my team's front line and ended as the league's top goalscorer.

    While so many players came in, it was almost impossible for me to sell off the players that didn't feature in my plans. For the worst ones, I decided just to eat the cash and release them on frees, while others went for well under their value and most did not attract any offers, as clubs apparently felt that their wages were too high. Hopefully I can sell some of these players next season, and I may also look to cash in on a few of the youngsters I bought that I won't really need.



    Squad (pt. 1)
    Squad (pt. 2)

    Transfers in (not pictured: Vittorio Manzo, free)
    Transfers out

    Top Prospects:

    Sven Noguera (16 y/o, ST NOTE: Made steady progress since his debut)
    Oliver Zelenika (19 y/o, GK)
    Celso (20 y/o, CB)
    Vittorio Manzo (20 y/o, ST)
    Frank Maurer (14 y/o, ST)
    Stevica Mitrovic (16 y/o, MF)

    Awards
    Top Scorer
    Player of the year
    Manager of the year
    Team of the year
    Players of the Month

    MISCELLANEOUS

    I convinced the board to upgrade the training facilities, which should be ready early on in the next season . This bodes very well for the reputation of the club, and for player development. On the other hand, we were eating money like crazy- having a large ground with low attendance plus a large squad full of unsaleable players on top of the **** poor TV money in our league meant that we have dropped to "insecure" financially. Speaking of that, as I was typing this the planned facilities expansion was canceled. Still, our final match of the season saw a record attendance of 16,000 or so, and that is promising. With a higher quality of football soon to be played at Red Bull Arena, we can hopefully turn the finances around around.


    NEXT SEASON

    My number one goal for the 2013-14 season is to survive in the Second Division. Actually, I believe that my current squad has the quality to do just that and could quite possibly finish in a solid mid-table position. As such, I will be looking more to sell rather than buy players, though I might try to bring in an experienced striker to tutor Noguera and Manzo, while looking for an experienced defender to tutor Celso (will be monitoring the free agents list very closely once again). I am a bit hopeful that my team puts on a solid performance so that I can give some of my young players matches. I also hope that next season gives us some sort of financial boost, or at least slows the bleeding. As soon as finances improve, I will ask the board to improve our training facilities (again).



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    2012-13 Second Division 1st! N/A N/A Promotion!!!, D3 MotY
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    Has anyone NOT got promoted with Leipzig in the first season?

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    Aventure française de Berty Bassett
    La Vitréenne FC - 2017/18 (French Ligue 2)

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    This season we made it through the first two rounds of the League Cup, the big fish enter in the third round and we went out away to Ligue 1 side Dijon (we just didn't cut the mustard). The league started off so well with us actually sitting top of the table after 10 matches. Things went downhill a bit from there, we were hovering around the top 6 all season, and actually could still get promoted with 3 matches left but it wasn't to be.

    French Cup - 11th round

    We struggled through the 7th and 8th rounds against lower league opposition. Drawn away at Ligue 1 GF38 in the 9th round I didn't fancy our chances, but we played a stormer and won 2-0. Beat National side USBCO in the 10th round to reach the 11th round for the first time, but lost out 2-0 away at Montpellier.

    Transfers



    Squad - Team report - Best XI - Best XI overall

    The players

    Rafael
    Narcisse Lepaye
    Markus Langer
    Kouadio Kouadio
    Johann Rouault
    Jean-Jaques Angan
    Francis Aman
    Christoph Hien


    Finances

    In other news:

    Best team - Not sure what this means but we were given the award for best team in Ligue 2 for the calendar year.
    Training upgrade - Another training facilities upgrade, due to our good financial health the board are forking out £3.7m on. I doubt I will get top facilities but for that money I'd hope for good at least.

    Code:
     Season  |  League   | Position |    Cup     |Coupe de la Ligue| Achievements  |
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     2012/13 | National  |   10th   | 7th Round  |                 | Overachievers |
     2013/14 | National  |   6th    | 6th Round  |                 |               |
     2014/15 | National  |   6th    | 7th Round  |                 |               |
     2015/16 | National  |   3rd    | 8th Round  |                 | Promotion     |
     2016/17 | Ligue 2   |   14th   | 10th round |   1st round     | Survived      |
     2017/18 | Ligue 2   |   7th    | 11th round |   3rd round     | Overachievers |
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesbeams View Post
    Has anyone NOT got promoted with Leipzig in the first season?
    It wasn't all that hard, I'll admit- but I am having fun!

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    Wow this is hard. After finally finding some free time to get some FM playing in, I've churned through 15 games with Vallee d'Aoste and we're sitting third from bottom. I've only amassed 12 points so far, leaving me 7 points from guaranteed safety (bottom 4 go down, next two go into a playout). I've gone from 4231 to 41221 (ie Barca 433) to 4141 and finally 442. A successful result is a ground out draw, I've got the fairly measly total of 2 wins and am currently on an 8 game streak without a win. Finding quality players to sign is difficult, the finances are (as ever) getting massively screwed up and the morale is shot to pieces. I organised the obligatory team meeting, only for that to ruin morale even more, lol. This is going to be difficult but there are good times ahead, I know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el sid View Post
    Great season Welsh Wizard
    Congrats on promotion Dodgeed and Almondo
    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    Good going Almondo won that one easy ... Now for La Liga, good luck.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    siLKEAPE, berty1978, minisav, DodgeeD, Almondo, toonbalmy87 - Congrats on promotions !!

    Not sure if I'll be playing much this weekend as there another game out tonight that I wanna try out, but will be back in France asap anyways.
    Cheers all, yes the season seemed easy enough but there were times I was tearing my hair out.

    Also Ohanzee enjoy the Dragon Shouts in that new game.

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    Well, we have been absolutely pathetic so far this season, my usually impressive striker Angan went about 8 games without a goal. If it continues I can see myself getting the sack, the players just seem to have forgotten how to play football full stop.

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    Britrock and berty - hold course. Things will come together.

    Arrano B - Must be great having your team's own song to listen to as you smash all before you. Not so sure about 'mein weg', a bit 80s!

    Amethyst - hope next season's better.

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    Afyonkarahisarspor - End of Season 2023/24
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    League/Graph (Finished 2nd)
    A fantastic season, specially after the last one. My only problem really, is Besiktas, they played the majority of the season without Kesik and still ran away with the title. I was pleased with the amount of goals that were scored and the new keeper that came in was brilliant too.

    Championship Group (Finished 3rd)
    Things didn't really go too well in this and i eventually ended up finishing in 3rd place, missing out on the Champions League spot and again, Besiktas just too good.

    Turkish Cup (Runners Up)
    Played well, but i do feel i had an easy 5th round and Quarter Final draw. Final didn't really go well and that man Kesik was played as the other amazing striker was injured, and he scored another hat-trick against me, must be about 5 overall now. Yes, Besiktas also won this.

    Transfers
    As we already know i got in a new keeper for the first time since i started the game and he will join permanently in the next transfer window. Unfortunately the other player that played really well, Hugo, is a bit too much for me to sign permanently. Surprised i did so well with only bringing in 3 players.

    Overall
    Overall a great season, just wish i'd have got that CL place, hopefully next year instead. Catagay Tetik was amazing again with 30 league goals, top scorer again. Alper Vader was also vital and was named Player of the Year in the league. I was also really pleased that Necati Akin came in from the reserves and played quite well when he got chance, hoping he'll be a big part of next season. He was named Young Player of the Year in the league.

    Pleased with the cup run and it's a shame we couldn't win it in the end but, last time i'm saying this, Besiktas were too good.

    Finances aren't looking good at all, but i was at almost -£2m at the start of last season, wages are the main problem at the moment, a couple of players on high wages could probably leave though and hopefully they will. Was given £3.5m after i took the finances screenshot.

    And to top things off, this came through in the news.

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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!!!!
    18/19        Turkish Prem    11th     4th Round    ------     Surviving Relegation
    19/20        Turkish Prem    14th     4th Round    ------     Surviving Relegation
    20/21        Turkish Prem     7th     Qrt Finals   ------     Reaching Euro Play-off Places
    21/22        Turkish Prem     3rd     Qrt Finals   ------     Finishing Top 3, Qualifying for Europa League
    22/23        Turkish Prem     9th     4th Round    2nd Rnd    Getting through Europa League Groups
    23/24        Turkish Prem     2nd     Runners Up   ------     Cup Runners Up, Finishing 2nd, Qualifying for Europa League
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    charlesbeams - great season, so close to that first championship! I find it funny that your average ticket price is still £7 though and a season ticket is £138! Surely your board would raise these in the premier league? Would surely help to bring in more money?

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    charlesbeams - wow, you are slightly screwed if Besiktas can do that every season, but at least you're back on track so hopefully you'll push them all the way next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Britrock View Post
    charlesbeams - great season, so close to that first championship! I find it funny that your average ticket price is still £7 though and a season ticket is £138! Surely your board would raise these in the premier league? Would surely help to bring in more money?
    Ticket prices have shot up by a massive 20p and Season tickets have gone down to £119 for the new season :S

    Quote Originally Posted by vikeologist View Post
    charlesbeams - wow, you are slightly screwed if Besiktas can do that every season, but at least you're back on track so hopefully you'll push them all the way next year.
    Yeah, and it's 3 years in a row they've been running riot really, hopefully i can stop it in the new season.

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    Well done on that first promotion ArranoBeltza, good luck next season.

    Survival again Amethyst, now time to progress up that table. Promotion aim this season!?

    Progress again for the season Berty, good going.

    Great season Charlesbeams, it is tough breaking into the Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Besiktas pack (as i'll show in my update - coming shortly) so congrats on that. Always good to see the rivals offer you a job!

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    Dardanelspor A.S - Season 2016/17



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    With the shock of 3 of our best (if not our 3 best) players deciding that i haven't signed enough quality players (even though 4 new first teamers we're brought in) our season started on that downer, i didn't always consider said players for selection and much preferred to hand starting spots to squad players who wanted to play for a growing club. Osman Ozparilti, Murat Yilmaz and Samet Fettahoglu were the players. Yilmaz went to Fenerbahce for a club record £2M in January and Fettahoglu moved to Russian club Krasnodar for £450k. Wantaway players aside we had a good season Katchipwisayla stepped up in the first half of the season scoring 7 goals in 11 games but then spent the rest of the season forgetting how to score (he has now gone over 800 minutes without scoring) 'New Ally McCoist Liam Cameron chipped in with 5 and Aydemir scored 8 from either IFR or CF. But who should be club top scorer!? Osman Ozparilti from the Inside Forward position scoring 18 in all competitions, 17 assists and 7 man of the match awards to become Turkish Premier League Player of the Year.

    After finishing in 4th we made it into the Championship Stage which was a massive mistake as it killed our European chances, the 3 big boys were to good and we picked up 3 points in 6 games, Draws ve Besiktas (twice) and Galatasaray. The poor morale was enough to scupper our chances in the Playoff match.

    Confidence|Finances|Transfers

    With the big sales for January i adjusted to put our wage budget up so that we were no longer over and still had a little left to bring in a few new guys including a new GK who instantly took the No.1 spot: Jonas Sibeko

    Squad;

    GK, Arsen Petrosyan - Lost his spot in January, may be on his way out.
    RB, Muhammed Yetgin - Earned 4 Caps for Turkey, made the World Cup Squad!
    CB, Mehmet Karakicili - Signed with money in the Summer (£450k).
    CB, Stipe Gal - With an handfull of CB's fighting to partner Karakicili Gal signed in January and took the spot.
    LB, Arthur de Medeiros Mottin - Signed from the infamous Clairfontaine Academy!
    DM, Timo Nagel - Decided he wants to move to a bigger club at the end of the Season (see thats the right way to do it not a day before transfer deadline).
    CM, Martin Marx - Often found himself in the IFL position.
    IFR, Osman Ozparilti - Wants out, but still managed to be one of our best players!
    IFL, Murat Aydemir - Sometimes played CF, 3rd top scorer at club.
    CF, Afonso Katchipwisayla - Suffered a goal drought 2nd half of the season.
    CF, Liam Cameron - Took awhile to find his way but the 'New Ally McCoist' is looking like a cert for a starting spot next season.

    Notable others;

    IFL, Andreas Laudrup - Lost his spot to Aydemir's awesome form.
    CM, Malte Gerling - Good first season, foreigners rule sometimes saw him as the man who missed out.
    CM, Tayfun Aydin - YP3 is staking a claim to becoming a first team regular.

    Europe;

    Europa League 2nd Qualifying rd beat Irtysh Pavlodar (Kazakhstan) 10-2 on agg,
    Europa League 3rd Qualifying rd beat Zagreb (Croatia) 4-3 on agg,
    Europa League 4th Qualifying rd lost to Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) 4-4 (On Away goals).

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    2012/13   Second       2nd    Third Round    Promotion!
    2013/14  First Div.    10th  Second Round    Mid-Table - Check!
    2014/15  First Div.    8th    Third Rd.      Just below Playoffs
    2015/16  First Div.    Top!  Second Round    Champions!!!
    2016/17   Premier      5th    Fourth Rd.     Made it into Europe!! Somehow.
    2017/18   Premier      4th    Fourth rd.     Champs Group.


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    END OF SEASON UPDATE 2018-2019

    well was a much better season than the last as we manager to start the season in europe we got to the 4 qualifying round sadly we got drew with napoli we got beat 1-0 over there and drew 0-0 at home as for the leauge what can a say much much better as we finshed 4th and qualifer for the thrid round of the euro cup

    THE LEAUGE TABLE

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    as for transfer mostley free got a couple of lone deals as well

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    TOP GOALSCORER

    MY TOP GOALSCORER THIS YEAR WAS OLAF SCHUSTER A PICKED HIM UP FOR NUFFING AS MY SCOUST SAID HE WAS THE NEXT JURGEN KILNSMANN HE SCORED 19 GOALS IN 44 APPS FOR US

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    Didn't get through the group stages, I lost to Metalist in my final game and PSV came back from 2-0 down at Austria Wien to get the point they needed to go through. Oh well, I'll just have to get into the competition again.

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    Took the afternoon off work and had an absolutely crazy season. Update on it's way.

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    Well done brettney and tommy.

    Just had this news item, wish i could accept and our youth facilities are finally being upgraded.

    Have been drawn with AaB in the Fourth Qualifying Round of the Europa League.
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    The easy thing about this challenge?

    Playing with one country means that foreign clubs release buttloads of awesome newgens. Couple that with the fact that I'm playing as a team with good money and a decent rep, and I'm in a league without registration restrictions and you've got the perfect formula for epicness.

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    berty1978 - good progress there this season - a couple more seasons and i think you might make Ligue Un.
    charlesbeams - so close to the title... surely only a matter of time. good luck in europe too. the frustration of turning those jobs down is understandable. you can take it though when you're champions of Turkey and Europe!!
    Britrock - i think we all suffer those runs of form and the frustration in trying to find a formation that works best. like your positivity though!!

    As for me and Mannheim, hoping to get a fair few hours in over the next couple of days and get through to the end of the transfer window. the reverting to semi-professional status has had an effect on the volume of players willing to join us but there are some decent youngsters willing to join still and the added bonus is that they seem willing to join for little or no money. which is a bonus in filling out a squad.

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    Congratulations on a pair of fine seasons in Turkey Charlesbeams and brettney1980 It looks like those play-offs for European places may be a bit frustrating though!

    tommy1872 - well done on reaching Europe!

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    ...and Charlesbeams - I guess you'll have to hope the Turkey job comes up again once you've completed the challenge. In my save, I'm only ten games into the new season and I've been offered jobs at two other top flight clubs and linked with the Galatasaray job - won't take any of them of course but nice to be wanted.

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    Cheers. Yeah it'd be nice to finish the challenge, then get the Turkey job just as the World Cup or Euro is coming up

    Just about to play my 2nd cup final, Super Cup. Against Besiktas

    Edit: My first silverware, my keeper was bloody awesome.

    My Europa League group, i think i could possible just get through.
    Last edited by Charlesbeams; 11-11-2011 at 21:20.

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    Just beat them 3-2 in my game. Got very lucky though!

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    Great seasons in Turkey Charlesbeam and brettney, anytime you beat the top 3 in Turkey must be satisfying now you just need to break their monopoly on the title.

    good season there tommy good luck in the Europa League as well.

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    F.C. Pampilhosa 2016/17 End of Season Update

    Pampilhosa fans discover dreams can come true !


    League Table
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    Transfer Summary
    Finances

    New Faces

    I let a lot of the average players leave when their contracts expired and tried to use the freed up wages to get a few quality signings.

    Pedro Sa - I'm still looking for a consistent classy midfielder, Sa had 15 starts but wasn't amazing. 1 goals and an average of 6.73. Most disappointingly he didn't get a single assist. Hope he improves over time.

    Cristian Ponde - AM/RLC and he is the real deal. Gives the team attacking drive and was superb. 7.11 average playing out wide mostly but could be even better if he plays centre.

    Antonio Manuel Silva
    - Young and quite similar to Ponde. One for the future i hope.

    Chinedu Okoro - Alternated with Sa in midfield but was average.

    Carlao - Bit of gamble, really high finishing stats but not a lot else to shout about. Made 7 appearances from the bench but didn't score.

    Luizao - DM primarily but covers lots of positions similar to Felipe who we signed last year.

    Youth Prospects

    No new ones and Diogo Rocha hasn't played in the first team yet.

    Season Summary

    Quite an amazing season ! The stuff dreams are made of. With my new players we went back to the more attacking formation that I had used the season we got promoted from the bottom division. It's 4-1-1-3-1 with the two wingers swapping position and as you can see worked really well ! My captain, Ruben I didn't think was cut out for this level but he had the season of his life with last ditch tackles and game saving clearances. Averaged 7.06 and was named in the team of the year along with Alipio and Jakubov. Tiago Martins in goal is becoming absolutely amazing too, I'm sure his development played a big part in us going up. The question is how long can I keep him ?

    The only worry is we're going up too soon, our wage budget was still tiny at £9.25K a week and we have never had a transfer budget until now. Its fantastic to have got this far on so little but I really doubt we have the ability to compete in the Premier League. Next season I have got a war chest of £12.8k to spend and the budget is a huge £13.5k per week !! I'll be back to parking the bus for most games I think.

    The best news is that finally we've been granted planning permission for the new Pampilhosa stadium which will have a capacity of 8,250. 2 years away but will really help with the finances when we move in.

    Aims for next season :
    Don't get thrashed !

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    CLUB HISTORY
    
    Season       Team            League                   Finished  Notes
    
    2012-2013    FC Pampilhosa   2nd Division Central     4th
    2013-2014    FC Pampilhosa   2nd Division Central     5th
    2014-2015    FC Pampilhosa   2nd Division Central     1st       Promotion
    2015-2016    FC Pampilhosa   Second League            12th   
    2016-2017    FC Pampilhosa   Second League            2nd       Promotion
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    TROPHY CABINET

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    Tano - Congrats. Only 30 league games a season? Are there lots of cups to play for in Portugal, and have you had any luck so far.

    Talking of cups, congrats Tommy on your improved league standing and Euro adventures. My mirror universe Shire may be about to join you. We're still in Division 1, (and we're not going to get promoted), but we're in the semis of the cottish Cup with a home match against Kilmarnock or Dundee. If we win, I'd expect to get Rangers in the final, and that means even if we lose; Europe baby! To be honest, the semi will be the first tricky match we've had. Our toughest fixture was another division 1 side in the quarters, but hey, you can only beat the sides you face, snd out only cup loss of the season has been a narrow 2-1 defeat away to Celtic in the League Cup. That semi-final is going to be a huge game.

    On the other hand, if we lose, I suppose we'll join you in Europe in about 6 seasons time.

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    Well I am glad to see such progress, Congrats TanO on making top flight.

    As for me thought I should wish a very happy birthday to Alexander Radakovic...who would be 16 today...

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