I have a Samsung RV511 Laptop,it has a i5 processor with 4GB ram and a 500 GB hard drive
I have a Samsung RV511 Laptop,it has a i5 processor with 4GB ram and a 500 GB hard drive
You weren't kidding about it being close!
Final Transfers - Other then the one loanee who went out,I made none of these transfers as due to the previous manager blowing the wage budget and then some,there was no money for me to bring in my own players so had to make do with what we had.
BSB Premier - League Table - Playoff Semi-Final Leg 1 - Playoff Semi-FInal Leg 2 - Playoff Final - What a turnaround,from where I took them over languishing nearer the bottom to playoff winners which see us get promoted to League 2.It was a close battle for a playoff place throughout the whole season and it took till the final game of the season to secure it.Okay,we didn't really have the best attack but our defence was the second best in the league which helped massively as we climbed the table.We were up against Fleetwood in the playoff semis,we dominated the first leg as we recorded a very impressive 5-1 victory in which we dominated.The 2nd leg,we lost 2-1 it was a close game which they did just edge but it wasn't enough as we went through 6-3 on agg!In the final,we played Lincoln which was also my first game in charge back in October....in a quite ironic twist,our playoff final result was the same as the first time we played them with the same goalscorer.....16 year old Ashley Gallagher!We were the better team for the last half of the season,even if there was no catching Wrexham so on the form we were on,we did deserve promotion!
FA Cup - 2nd Round - We had a better run then the FA Trophy but that's not saying alot really.We beat Billericay 3-0 in the 4th qualifying round.The first round saw us go up against Bath where we came out the victors with a comfortable 2-0 win.We were then drawn against League 1 side Charlton,we were no match for their quality but I am happy with our performance as we gave it as good as we got!
FA Trophy - 1st Round - Not much to say,we underperformed ,we paid the price and got knocked out.No complaints.
Player,Stats and Awards
A quick glance at the Overall Team Stats for the season.
Kenny Deuchar was top scorer hitting 17 goals in 46 appearances,he was a number of players who were struggling when I took over but he sound his feet with the formation I was using and was able to provide the goals which helped fire us up the table.
Abu Ogogo topped the assist chart with 15,not bad for a player whose primary position is right back!He was my second choice MR as he was better then the others in the team so the risk I took was worth it as he is only ranked as competent at MR.His performances saw him win Fans Player of the Year.
A special mention to Mark Arber and Ashley Gallagher who both performed brilliantly from when I tookover,unfortunately Mark Arber is retiring at the end of the season which is a bit of problem as it leaves me lacking in the DC area.Gallagher on the other hand is only 16 so we may see plenty of him in the future,he scored the winning goal in my first game against Lincoln as well as the winning goal in the playoff final which was also against Lincoln.
Finished the season as I started my reign with Dagenham and Redbridge,beating Lincoln 1-0 with 16 year old Liam Gallagher scoring the only goal of the game both times!I don't actually know how this team was doing so bad when I took over as we had a decent setup who were massively underachieving but a tweak of my 4-4-2 diamond formation helped the team and saw them play much better football in which we eventually secured a playoff place and won it to secure promotion to League 2.
The only downside to promotion is that we are quite a bit over wage budget so during the summer,a lot of players will be leaving the club to free up the wage budget and practically having to build a whole new team again due to the inept financial performance of the last manager,it's going to be a very long summer!
Code:Season Club Division Country League Cup Continental Avg.Att Notes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2011/12 Persepam Prem Division Indonesia 2nd 1st Rnd N/A 739 Promotion! 2012/13 Persepam Super League Indonesia 4th 4th Rnd N/A 1400 Top 4 Finish! 2013/14 Dag + Red BSB Premier England 4th 2nd Rnd N/A 2040 Started Oct,Promoted!
Last edited by B.W.G; 31-10-2011 at 19:35.
Excellent progress so far.
I received an offer from Burton Albion at the end of the season,bit of a no brainer really.....Burton who were relegated from League 2 in 24th place or stay at Dag + Red who finished 4th in BSB Prem and won the playoff...Don't worry Dag + Red....I'm staying
This is brilliant BWG. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see the way this goes. You have done well at eah club but i think the promotion with Dag, esspecially with the wages being so high, is going to be a very difficult challenge and i wish you all the luck. I think you will pull out a mid table finish and that is estimated on your team as it is before your summer tweaking
This will probably be one of the most difficult challenges yet as we are down to about 10 first team players which has freed a lot of wages up.Think I'll need all the luck I can get,I'd be honest,I'd snap your hand off at the chance of a mid-table finish....I'm just looking to avoid relegation
Ouch 10 had to go. Hopefully you can pull in some good replacements on a free.
I still think you can finish mid-table if you can replace Arber with a great CB and find yourself a top striker.
With your strike-force atm i don't know if Deuchar will be able to hack first team in L2 at his age or get a speedy striker to complement him.
Not trying to tell you how to do your save just get sucked into things that are exciting and written well.
Keep up the stupendous work lad, routing for you all the way. GO DAGGERS
World Cup 2014Group Stages
Holders - Spain/Hosts - Brazil
Knockout StagesCode:Group A Group B P W D L F A Pts P W D L F A Pts 1st Brazil 3 3 0 0 7 0 9 1st Uruguay 3 3 0 0 7 0 9 2nd Israel 3 1 1 1 4 4 4 2nd U.S.A 3 2 0 1 6 6 6 3rd Ghana 3 0 2 1 2 5 2 3rd Greee 3 0 1 2 1 4 1 4th Jamaica 3 0 1 2 2 6 1 4th S.Korea 3 0 1 2 1 5 1 Group C Group D P W D L F A PTS P W D L F A Pts 1st Paraguay 3 2 0 1 3 1 6 1st Cameroon 3 2 1 0 3 0 7 2nd Spain 3 1 2 0 2 1 5 2nd Switzerland 3 0 3 0 2 2 3 3rd Russia 3 1 1 1 2 2 4 3rd Italy 3 0 2 1 1 2 2 4th Japan 3 0 1 2 2 5 1 4th Saudi Arabia 3 0 2 1 1 3 2 Group E Group F P W D L F A Pts P W D L F A Pts 1st Argentina 3 3 0 0 8 2 9 1st Holland 3 2 1 0 5 0 7 2nd Honduras 3 1 1 1 3 5 4 2nd Chile 3 2 0 1 6 2 6 3rd England 3 1 0 2 6 4 3 3rd Senegal 3 1 0 2 1 7 3 4th Iraq 3 0 1 2 0 6 1 4th Norway 3 0 1 2 0 3 0 Group G Group H P W D L F A Pts P W D L F A Pts 1st Colombia 3 2 0 1 4 2 6 1st Germany 3 2 1 0 7 1 7 2nd Belgium 3 2 0 1 4 4 6 2nd Ukraine 3 1 1 1 2 2 4 3rd S.Africa 3 1 1 1 4 3 4 3rd Iran 3 1 0 2 2 5 3 4th Bosnia & Herz 3 0 1 2 1 4 1 4th Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 2 5 3
The first major talking points of the World Cup are the poor performances from England and Italy who were both dumped out in the group stages which somehow didn't cost Sam Allardyce his job as coach.The second talking point was the surprise packages of Israel and Switzerland with the latter being very unlucky in the loss to Germany in the semi finals.
As for the final two,they were both lucky to get their,Holland could have lost twice but they managed to hold out to record fortunate victories over Ukraine and Brazil.Germany had the ref on their side in the 2nd round,had better finishing against Argentina,had the help of the officials in the semis (Switzerland had two goals disallowed!) They were the better side against Holland so they did deserve to win that match and it would have been fair if they did it in normal time!
I will try my best to keep up the stupendous work!
Can't wait to see Arbers replacement. Being a defender myself i like seeing how they work out.
Anyone U-21 is a good buy aslong as theres enough experience around them as they will make a few mistakes as you know.
I always try and use my youth players to bulk out my squad, they will only get sub apperences as people like Ogogo will prob be used as sub MR again i guess along with other versatile players
England knocked out by Honduras! Doh!
Well done on the promotion. I'm sure you'll be fine in League Two next season
That right,knocked out by Honduras.England couldn't finish their chances, 13/4-8/4 and Honduras win 2-1!
Thanks,I did arrange a pre-season friendly against Torquay who are also in League 2 and we won 3-0 but that was with the majority of first teamers still on holiday so I'm pretty optimistic
Transfer Budget - £0
Wage Budget - £12,500 p/w - Currently Spending £14,629 p/w
Pre-Season Transfers - 11 out,6 in.It is all I could do on a budget of £12,500 p/wI have mainly bought for the future so these players will eventually come good so I'm not bothered as my only expectation this season is to avoid relegation.All the players I have signed have 5* Potential ability at this level so we should be okay if I use them as my main players and mix my youth in with them.Those who left,I wanted to keep but due to having such high wage expenditure and their refusal to play for less,I had to let them go to give me room for what I wanted to do.
Expectations - My expectations in italics
League 2 - Avoid Relegation -Avoid Relegation
FA Cup - 1st Round - 2nd Round
League Cup - Learn from Experience of Participation - Be competitive
J.P Trophy - Learn from Experience of Participation - 2nd Round
Mark Ellis - DC - One of the older heads in the squad even though he is only 25 years old.Ellis is a direct replacement for Arbers who retired at the end of last season.Rated at 3.5*,he is the leading DC in the team so will be looking for him to step up and help the youngsters out.
Femi Ilesanmi - DL - He should be rewarded for his loyalty alone as he was one of the players who signed a reduced contract.He is a first class left back who is rated at 4* so will be first choice at the moment.In the future though,he will be challenged by Aaron Pringle who is a 18 year old left back with 5* PA although it is more then likely I will use Ilesanmi to tutor him.
Joe Keenan - MC,ML/AMC,AML - Probably one of the better signings the previous manager made.Didn't start off to well last season,but he soon picked his performances up and finished up with 4 goals and 11 assists.He does have talent and should be able to cut it at this level.He will be mainly used at ML due to a hot prospect playing at AMC.
Ashley Gallagher - AMC - Even though he is 17,he is far too good to be put under the section "Ones to Watch".He scored the winning goal in the playoff final which saw us promoted last season.He is already rated at 3.5* for current ability with his potential ability being 5*.I'm very curious at how good he can actually be,in the future he could possibly a good player in the Championship so he is definitely worth keeping.
Kenny Deuchar - ST - The grandad of my strikers.As the other 4 choices for a forward position are 18,18,18 and 17 with 3 of those being 5* P.A.I will be keeping Deuchar as he is my best striker,will be able to tutor the youngsters as well as allow them to develop without too much pressure due to playing in the first team.He was last seasons top scorer hitting 17,we have stepped up a level but I feel he will still be able to hit 15 for the season.
Ones to Watch
Kieran Bray - DR - Was dubbed the best player out of last year's youth candidates.Is the already the second best DR in the squad so will most likely be getting games in the forthcoming season.I have no doubt he will be able to up his game and should do a solid job as backup.Rated at 1.5* CA but has 5* PA,will be getting kept for a few years which help move the club forward.
George Pilkington - DM,MC - Signed on a free,he was a product of Liverpool's academy.He is rated at 2* CA and 4.5* PA,when scouted it said he could become a good Championship player.He is backup for the DM position in my 4-4-2 diamond.I like what I have seen from him in pre-season,he scored one in three appearances and is not afraid to put a foot in,just what I like to see.
Dan Bond - ST - A product of our very own youth setup and was part of the 11/12 youth candidate squad.Was mainly used as a sub last season but will be our number two striker this season die to the financial difficulty,I am hoping playing first team football will help him develop.Currently rated at 2* CA but is another player with 5* PA.Give it another couple of seasons and he should be able to help the club to improve.
It was a very difficult pre-season with regards to the chairman keeping the same budget after getting promotion.We had to let a lot of players go and could only bring in about half the amount,the rest of the team is made up of our own youth players from the u18 team.Other then losing 4-1 to St. Mirren,it was a rather good pre-season winning 3 out of 4 games so I am fairly confident that we will be able to avoid relegation this season.I have two major concerns,the lack of an experienced keeper as my number one choice at the moment is 18 with the number two keeper being 15 years old.I am taking a risk here as I cannot really do anything with any wage budget.The second major concern is the state of the finances of the club,we are currently (as of 2/8/14) £955k in debt and is still in increasing!I'm hoping that a good cup run and increased attendances will help decrease the debt but at the moment it's not looking too good.
Also regarding my future,I am currently being linked with jobs in Sweden for teams in the First Division Elite.However,I have no interest in moving as I have got myself a challenge here and I want to see if I am able to improve the clubs fortunes.Here comes the beginning of what could be a crazy season!
Last edited by B.W.G; 06-11-2011 at 18:26.
Congratz B.W.G on promotion and good luck with League football.
Nice to see we're not the only country to have trouble against Honduras..
I'm dual nationality in real life,if England mess up in the football then I'm Welsh seeing as Wales don't really have high expectations
Ellis looks like a real coup and i think your choice to make Gallagher more first team is deserved for him after some key goals.
Can't wait to see how your first half of the season goes
Nice season so far with Dag & Red, hopefully you can win the playoffs for promotion
Shroom420 - Ellis has been solid in the league although he had a bit of nightmare against League 1 side Swindon in the League Cup.(Although the whole team did!).Gallagher has performed very well as well,even though he doesn't score much or chips in with alot of assists,he is always involved when it comes to attacking.
deltablue - Very useful indeed!
arinceo -We got promotion form the Blue Square Bet Premier and currently sit in 3rd place in League 2 after 3 games but it's very early days
We've not too bad in the first half of the season,most our wins have come from heroic performances as most of the time we've not had a lot of possession but have come out with a positive result.As you can see,it is mighty close for a playoff spot,as for promotion....it's in their hands.With 23 games still to go,we need 15 points to guarantee our survival in the division,we are currently on a bad run having not won in five games but I feel confident that we could have survival sorted by March.
FA Cup - Beat Hereford and Salisbury in the first and second round.We are away to Leicester in the third round which will help decrease our ever increasing debt!
League Cup - Lost to League 1 side Swindon 4-3 in the first round.I thought we were terrible but it turns out Swindon are the top dogs in League 1.
JP Trophy - We made it to the Southern Quarter Finals where we lost to Plymouth 2-1 on penalties after drawing 0-0 in regular time.
I am ecstatic with how we have performed so far with a bunch of kids!At the start of the season,there were only 9 players that I had to register as the rest were under 21.Nice to see we have a mini cup run in the FA Cup and I generally do believe we could upset Leicester as they are struggling in the Championship.My main aim for te second half of the season is to get the 15 points I need for survival then try to build from wherever I finish.
We could be in for a takeover soon (but not soon enough!) as his status has dropped from Loves the club to Enjoying life at the club.The fact that I'm in 9th at the halway point is impressive as we are the second lowest on the Salary per Annum table with a total of £776k which is £2k ahead of Tranmere who are the lowest spenders.Top spenders on salary are Stockport who spend £1.77 million per Annum,if I had that sort of wage expenditure,I'd be able to make sure I was challenging for the title!
Last edited by B.W.G; 05-11-2011 at 19:36.
My mid table finish guess is still on, if you can finish closer to the playoff places then you have don't excellent.
Finishing mid table would be brilliant itself but a promotion this year if you could pull it off is a dream (might ruin your chances for a takeover though if you did that)
Keep it up lad, can't wait for the end of this season
edit: comgrats on the cup run and the 1-1 against leicester, come on you DAGGERS
This is me so even I can't put anything past myself so who knows where I will finish.I had not won for five games on the league then I go and beat Hereford 4-1 to take me up to 8th place!
If we can get past Leicester then we will have bottom of the Championship Portsmouth in the 4th round at Fratton Park!
Epic victory there.
Great cup victory
You've made a lot progress since I last popped into this thread . Brilliant cup win
Thanks hopefully we can add Portsmouth to the scalps as well
Awesome! How about your finances? How did the 4th round games affect them?
We're still in debt,it's down to £244k but at the start of the season we were in a debt of £944k so we have made £700k profit this year!
Hopefully we get get past Derby and get a Premiership side in the Quarter Finals which should get me out of debt.
That is truly amazing, I salute you!
Good luck against Derby
Impressive cup run! Nice work! Are these fully deserved victories or have you been riding your luck a little bit?
The first games were most certainly riding my luck.I rode my luck against Leicester in the replay although against Portsmouth,we were much more even compared to other games.
With the few english lower league careers going on here, I'm getting a bit confused, and thought you were in the Premier League after scrolling it up and seeing the word "Premier". It did seem a little soon. You might want to change your update titles in red, it says Blue Square Premier when you're in the League Two.
Solid run in the league if not the usual heights of back-to-back promotions I've come to expect from your careers, but the cup run is that sort of excellence. Get those finances sorted and I can see Dag & Red step up a gear quickly.
Last edited by noikeee; 03-11-2011 at 11:35.
Changed them....its' what I get for copying and pasting without checking the finer details
Thanks For some reason,I'm just finding this edition a lot more difficult then FM11 so may take a bit longer for success!We've got Derby at home,which should be winnable but will be pushing my luck even further! As for the finances,after the Derby game,they should go below £200k debt which will be quite remarkable considering how bad they were at the start of the season.
Dai Ryder daggers legend in a season and a half xD.
Congrats on the cup wins they are remarkable, hopefully they aren't affecting your league form to much but i guess we will find out end of season update.
This has been a great read, i am really enjoying it (the extra cup updates are really upping the excitement aswell)
The cup has been a relief to me as our league form is quite inconsistent but we are still in the chase for a playoff place,we are sitting in 8th place after 32 games,at the moment we are 2 points behind a playoff spot but only 4 points off 4th place which is the highest playoff spot!
Its football, as we know anything can happen.
Definitely hope you win that one as well.
The cup run is over,we were no match for Norwich.
We lost 4-2,shots wise it was 30/10-4/1....that's right...I had one shot on target and I scored twice in the game
On the plus side,my finances are looking much healthier as it currently sits at £264k in the black!
Great work in Indonesia and England! Looking forward to seeing how your season plays out.
Unlucky in the cup run, you did well to get that far though.
You cup run was awsome to follow BWG and scoring 2 against norwich (esspecially with 1 shot on target xD) is great in itself.
Now to concentrate on the league, lets get another promotion
Season is over,we finished 8th just missing out on a playoff spot by 1 point and we had the advantage of a greater goal difference the team above us as well....so quite gutted but will have a full report up tonight.
2014/15 Transfers - A lot of players left but not by choice as it was to reduce the small wage budget we had,we only managed to bring in a few players which I though would be suitable at League 2 level.Even with these players bought in,we did not manage to bring in players with more experience which I thought would help barring Mark Ellis who was the oldest incoming player at 25!
nPower League 2 - League Table - I don't know whether to be happy that we avoided relegation or be gutted that we missed out on a playoff spot by one point.I feel that we were very lucky to finish where we did,but you cannot rely on skill or the time and even the best of clubs need luck.We had a very young team in which we had 9 players over 21 so the team has a lot of potential which they can possibly fulfil which I hope the experience can help my players improve their consistency as that may help the team in the future if we are to achieve any success.Our defence was very good so we just have to improve the attacking and consistency then we could potentially challenge for a playoff spot.
FA Cup - 6th Round - We beat Hereford 2-1 in the first round then eased past Salisbury 2-0 in the second round.In the third,fourth and fifth rounds,we claimed the scalps of three Championship clubs of Leicester,Portsmouth and Derby.The 6th round saw us against Premiership side Norwich,we were no match for them at all and even losing 4-2 flatters us.
League Cup - 1st Round - Not quite sure how we scored three as we were really poor.This could have been much worse as they should of scored a lot more then four goals but our defence managed to keep it respectable but I was not happy with our performances and they need to improve if we are to have any success.
J.P Trophy - South Quarter Finals - We had a bye in the first round.In the second round,we faced Leyton Orient and went through on penalties after a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes.In the quarter finals,we faced league 1 side Plymouth.We drew 0-0 after 90 minutes but lost 2-1 on penalties.We didn't too bad as I wasn't really expecting much as I put out weakened sides in both matches so we did quite well.
Players,Stats and Awards
Darren Holmes was top scorer hitting 15 goals in 52 appearances.It wasn't a great ratio but he had a 16 hour drought and was our major goal threat.When he struggled,the whole team struggled.Also being so young probably did help when it come to pressure as the other strikers in the team didn't really have much effect and were not much help to him.
Abu Ogogo topped the assist chart with 16.He did as well as he could in a young team and was the major creative force as he would change positions during the game to give more options when attacking.
Mark Ellis won Fan's Player of the Year.He truly deserved as his performances at the back helped secured vital victories as well as chipping in with much needed goals.All I can hope is that he is able to have the same impact in the next season.
Special mentions to Femi Ilesanmi and Engin Uludag who helped the team to finish 8th in the league.Their solid performances throughout the whole season helped the team at the back as we were very good defensive and these two were part of it with help from Mark Ellis as we showed our toughness in defence.
This for me was rather a mixed season,ecstatic at how we performed in the league and the FA Cup but at the same time,I am disappointed to miss out a playoff place by one point.However,I do have to remember that in our entire first team,we only had nine players who were over 21 which shows the team did very well as they are probably not near to reaching their potential yet and it will probably take a year or two without signing anyone but we have been given increased budgets next season!
However,there is one minor problem and that is the board want me to gain a a top half finish in the league which may be pushing it a bit as we were very lucky last season when it came to some victories and our luck may run out.I might start looking for a new job in the new season as I think we will struggle with what I need to achieve and with the budgets I was given but if I go down then I will go down fighting.
Code:Season Club Division Country League Cup Continental Avg.Att Notes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2011/12 Persepam Prem Division Indonesia 2nd 1st Rnd N/A 739 Promotion! 2012/13 Persepam Super League Indonesia 4th 4th Rnd N/A 1400 Top 4 Finish! 2013/14 Dag + Red BSB Premier England 4th 2nd Rnd N/A 2040 Started Oct,Promoted! 2014/15 Dag + Red League 2 England 8th 6th Rnd N/A 3742 FA Cup Last 8
Last edited by B.W.G; 05-11-2011 at 22:05.
Brilliant Cup Run but unlucky not to get a play-off place
Very unlucky to miss out on the playoffs, but as iHeadHunta x said a brilliant cup run
Solid season B.W.G, will set you up nicely for a promotion push next season. Handy little cup run too
Yep, won't be surprised if you go up next time.
Hopefully,it will go my way this season but if Pre-Season is anything to go by then I will need to give the players a good old fashion kick up the ass
Pre-season doesn't mean much
That's always a relief to hear,losing to Boreham Wood and drawing with Maidenhead was not what I had in mind
Some of my best seasons have come after a bad pre-season so don't take anything from the results.
That's good to hear about pre-season!Hopefully,we will be able to kick it up a notch or two and help us improve on last season
Transfer Budget - £5,000 - £0 Remaining
Wage Budget - £19,430 p/w - Currently Spending £23,376 p/w
Pre-Season Transfers - The two who left were on ridiculous wages in which I managed to get three players in for the same cost!We bought in eight players who were either better then what we had gave us more strength in depth in my aim to at least come in a playoff spot.
Expectations - My expectations in italics
League 2 - Top Half -Playoff Spot
FA Cup - 2nd Round - 3rd Round
League Cup - Learn from Experience of Participation - Be competitive
J.P Trophy - 2nd Round - Southern Quarter Finals
Engin Uludag - DC - The French-Turkish Englishman,who really improved during the season due to his exposure of first team football.He is rated as the best DC at the club and put in some solid performances throughout last season.I will be looking for more of the same from him as I want a playoff spot at the very least.
Abu Ogogo - DR,MR - Has been the top provider in the last couple of seasons as he topped the assist chart both times.He is Mr Versatility himself as he can actually play anywhere in defene, as well as DMC,WBR,MR and AMR.He is very handy in matches as I am able to change his position during games and we won't be affected to much by doing so.Will be looking for him to carry on his consistent form as we look to climb the table.
Darren Carter - MC/ML - One of footballs journeymen as we are his eleventh club since he first started playing.He will be playing in the MC role as I've tweaked the tactics to a 4-3-1-2 formation in the hope of making the football more attacking.He should be able to make a great contribution at this level but will play a bit more defensive allowing the other midfielders to get forward more.
Ashley Gallagher - AMC -Regarded as the best player in the team by the assistant manager and the coaches.Did very well last season,scoring 10 goals in 49 appearances from the AMC position and is still getting better.I feel this season he will be better yet and would love him to get nearer the 15 goal mark for this season.Always had a hand in the build play of attacks and hope he can do the same this season.
Jay Rimmer - ST - Our number 1 striker in the team.I've been aware of him since he played for Man Utd u18s where he did make a few first team appearances as well.He was Leyton Orient last season but they did not really give him a chance as he started three games while making a further eleven appearances from the subs bench.He is a poacher so will have him do that and see how he fairs,I'm hoping he will get around 15 goals!
Ones to Watch
Morgan Rowley - AMC - 1* CA,5* PA - Ashley Gallagher's long term successor at this level and League 1 level.It is handy as not only the play in the same position but also the same role in the position.He was the stand out player from the Youth Candidates last time,will give him a couple of years to develop as by then he should be backup to Gallagher.Currently the 4th best AMC in the team.
Albert Hunt - ST,AML - 5* silver,5* gold PA - The Cork born youngster has the potential to be a leading League 1 striker and was also another stand out player from the Youth Candidates last time.I've already seen good link up play between hi and Rowley in the u18 friendlies so it will be exciting to see if they can do it a few years down the line.Already a adecent player at Blue Square Bet Premier level but is currently the 8th best striker in the team so does have a lot of competition to break through but he should be able to do it as he is fairly ambitious.
If we take out the pre-season results from the friendlies then it has been a solid pre-season.I've tweaked the formation to be more attacking this season and I feel we stand a good chance at meeting my expectations of a playoff spot.The major threats to my ambitions are Oldham,Walsall and Brentford who all came down from League 1 but they have much stronger squads than those around us.We are back in debt (which is entirely my fault this time!) so will be looking for good cup runs in all cups as this will help wipe the debt out and put us further into the black.
My reputation seems to be growing as I was linked to a number of League 1 jobs but I decided to stay put and see if I can get the promotion with Dag and Red,the only downside to managing here is that the Chairman would not allow me to have a contract which was more then a year!If a really good offer in comparison to what I have here comes along then I will have to think about it but for now I will focus on what needs to be done!
Last edited by B.W.G; 11-11-2011 at 08:15.
Nice to be linked to higher league jobs! Thinking of jumping ship or just nice to be mentioned ?
I find it nice to be linked to higher league jobs even if it's just mentioning it.
I would seriously consider jumping ship if it is a very good offer.The only thing I can guarantee is that I want a shot managing in the A-League and the MLS,not bothered by who I'd manage in the A-League,in the MLS it would probably have to be Seattle,Toronto or Vancouver but would consider the others.
As for Dag + Red,we have made a good start so far,played five....won three....drew two! I've decided to go for a 4-1-1-3-1 formation and so far it is paying off with eight goals scored and three conceded.We did however lose 3-2 in the first round of the League Cup to Championship side Bristol City.
Definitely go for Vancouver. That's one of my goals given that it my team for where I live
You probably won't get offered any of those jobs, I've always found in the lower leagues that clubs just don't pay compensation for a new manager even if it would be a low amount due to the 1-year deals. But it's always nice to know that your wanted and gives an idea of where you can go if you decided to resign at any stage.
but good start to the season and the result against Bristol C isn't too bad considering the size difference of the clubs.
Rowley and Hunt both look fantastic! Cant wait to see what they are going to look like in a few years!
cerud - Vancouver has just been made favourite for a job I want to take in the MLS then
Azeryk` - Your right with they won't pay compensation for a new manager.I also noticed that if you declare interest in a job,the chairperson will give you an answer if suitable and whether compensation fee would be a problem.It's probably from an older version but I've just not notied
Thanks...with Bristol City,it did take them a 90th minute goal to knock me out as well.They are pretty much a mid-table side so I am happy with our performance.
abulezz - Rowley is rated as the better of two by our assistant manager (JPA 11!) who reckons they would be leading League 1 players but I reckon they could eventually do a job for the teams fighting against relegation in the Championship.
I've not noticed that before, although in FM12 I've only declined interest in other jobs as it's either been too little a jump up in club size to be worth it; or it's been while I'm been doing well and not wanting to leave.
nPower League 2
FA Cup - We beat Ebsfleet 2-1 in the first round before we claimed the scalp of League 1 side Crystal Palace as we won 2-1 at Selhurst Park.In the third round we have been drawn against Premiership giants Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Not only we will get a lot money from the game,we will also receive an extra £140,000 as it has been moved back for TV.Normal circumstances would rule a shock out but Steve McClaren is in charge of Chelsea so anything could be possible.
League Cup - Lost 3-2 to Bristol City in the first round.We were much more competitive then last season so that is an improvement straight away.
J.P Trophy - Received a bye in the first round before we controversially lost 2-0 to Crawley in the second round,they were given a soft penalty and a goal from an offside position whereas I had a goal disallowed for offside and a stonewall penalty denied!
I am quite stunned to be sitting top of the league at the halfway point on the season,out of all honesty I was hoping to be in a playoff spot but we have been playing out of out skins.Out of the four games we have lost,two of those were where we finished with ten men so no complaints really.We made a quick exit in the League Cup and J.P Trophy but in the FA Cup,we have made it to the third round where we will play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and it's televised.....cher-ching!
In the Summer,I applied for the Oldham job after they were relegated to League 2 but they turned me down.Fast forward 16 league games,they sack their manager and offer me the job....no thanks! I will be here till the end of the season at the very least but if a really good offer comes in,then I will see if I can delay the decision till the end of the season.
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Really nice! Good luck with the second half!
Thanks,will try my best to
I am absolutely over the moon with this result but at the same time disappointed that we couldn't hold on!
This was a minor shock compared to League 1 Portsmouth knocking Everton out and Exeter beating Tottenham!
Finances are now at £469k in the black,the Chelsea game is my last for the night due to it being 1am and me being knackered.
Great result there.
That is one heck of a result!
How you missed to add Turkish league? It would be enjoyable.
These cup runs are becoming your bread and butter! Consistent performance will have you with heaps of cash from when you move up the league and need to bring in players. How's your stadium holding up in L2? Any chance of an expansion needed yet?
KaanTR - I've added the Turkish league down to Division 2 which will start 19/6/16 so I may get an opportunity to manage their in the future.
cerud - Thanks!!At the moment,we are averaging 3354/6077 so we won't be having an expansion or a new stadium anytime soon.
noikeee - Nope,I was a tight ass with the bonuses,after choking last season,I put them on low leauge and cup bonuses...will help save money!
Right decision to stay for another season then, by the looks of it
Excellent result against Chelsea, good luck in the replay!
I think that has to be the biggest upset I've seen on FM12 - good job
It certainly is right up there as one of my best victories on any version of FM
Fantastic result vs Chelsea. Now do what you need to do against Newport County...
Very impressive result against Chelsea! Did your keeper have the game of his life to keep Chelsea out, or did the Chelsea strikers just not have their shooting boots on?
I had a feeling you had a chance at home after an away draw.
Away draw,home victory.....the story of my cup runs
Drew away to Newport in the 4th round so hopefully I can muster up a home victory!
With regards to league form,going through a minor blip at the moment as we've only recorded 1 win in 4 games...need to somehow improve consistency.
Great job in the replay, very impressive
We won the replay against Newport County 2-1,we are now away to Sheffield Wednesday in the 5th round who are a mid-table Championship club.They have a big ground which hopefully they can fill so it gives us some more money,we currently have £845k in the bank!
Not a bad source for a potential promotion warchest
wow great stuff I hope you pummel City (Although I can't see that happening)
I seem to be a cup specialist!Who knows what will happen,I've already knocked out Chelsea who sit in 2nd in the Premiership while City are 3rd so it could well happen
I'll try my best!
You've had an amazing run anyway
You are amazing mate!
In the game against City,we lost 2-1 but I know deep down we gave it our all.The boys put up a fighting effort which kept me satisfied in defeat.
As for the finances,we now have a massive £1.9 million in the bank!
Top work there
Time for that bank account in the Caymans