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    Default dafuge's FM12 challenge

    The Aim

    To take a small club who were previously unplayable in an unedited game from the Blue Square N/S to Premier League and Champions League glory.

    The Rules

    Load a game with the English leagues only, with the Blue Square N/S selected. The attribute masking, real players and transfer boxes ticked and the add key staff box unticked. It should look like this.

    Just like previous years, the players for the newly playable clubs need to be added which can be done using a custom database. The players from the three feeder league have to be added, which looks like this. If people wish to add extra players, players from top clubs in each continent may be loaded, but no more.

    The extra levels of detail that you can change while in the game are up to you, as they shouldn't make a difference.

    Add yourself as an unemployed manager, the details are not important at all. I like to call mine 'Holiday Man'.

    Go on holiday until 24th June, this shouldn't take too long, perhaps about an hour. Saving on 23rd June may give you a better choice of teams by reloading the game then going on holiday for one day, I would strongly recommend trying this.

    Retire your 'Holiday Man' manager, maybe after his career on holiday he could take up gardening?

    Add a new manager, the options are up to you but 'past experience' must be set to the lowest possible which is 'Sunday league footballer'. I understand that choosing different nationalities may have an effect later on, but I trust people will be sensible with this. I would expect people to use their own true nationalities.

    When adding a new manager, choose one of the new clubs promoted to the Blue Square North or South to manage. They should appear in this list which also shows the reputation of the possible clubs. The reputation should act as a difficulty level, the lower the reputation, the harder your game should be.

    Code:
    Ryman League Premier Division
    
    AFC Hornchurch     1100
    Aveley             700
    Billericay         1200
    Bury Town          1200
    Canvey Island      1100
    Carshalton         1350
    Concord Rangers    800
    Cray               900
    East Thurrock      950
    Harrow             1150
    Hastings Utd       1000
    Hendon             1300
    Horsham            850
    Kingstonian        1250
    Leatherhead        750
    Lewes              1400
    Lowestoft          1350
    Margate            1100
    Met Police         800
    Tooting & Mitcham  1150
    Wealdstone         1150
    Wingate & Finchley 1000
    Code:
    Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division
    
    Arlesey            550 
    Banbury            900
    Barwell            650
    Bashley            650
    Bedford            1050
    Brackley           700
    Cambridge City     1150
    Chesham            900
    Chippenham         950
    Cirencester        700
    Evesham            600
    Frome              400
    Hemel Hempstead    650
    Hitchin            1050
    Leamington         700
    Oxford City        1000
    Redditch           1100
    St Albans          1350
    Stourbridge        600
    Swindon S          750
    Totton             450
    Weymouth           1100
    Code:
    Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division
     
    Ashton Utd         900
    Bradford PA        1150
    Burscough          800
    Buxton             850
    Chasetown          950
    Chester            1500
    Chorley            1000
    FC United          1450
    Frickley           850
    Hednesford         1150
    Kendal             950
    Marine             1100
    Matlock            1000
    Mickleover         650
    Nantwich           950
    North Ferriby      1050
    Northwich          1400
    Rushall            650
    Stafford           1250
    Stocksbridge       750
    Whitby             800
    Worksop            1100
    It is now up to you to manage this club all the way to the Premier League title and UEFA Champions League crown.

    You may not move clubs unless you are sacked.

    If you get sacked, you can either take over a newly promoted club that satisfies the original criteria (check the club's league history), or just start again.

    Any form of international management is not allowed, until you have completed the challenge.

    Assigning parent clubs and loaning players is completely up to the player, although it should be noted that on occasions a parent club can lend players which will make the first season or two slightly less of a challenge. It is completely up to you how you play this one, but everyone knows real men don't use parent club loans. Personally, I like to assign a parent club for financial benefits but never take any players on loan from them.

    To sign a player, you must be able to scout them, this doesn't mean you have to, just he must be accessible to your scouts. If you have a foreign player on a free transfer who is willing to come on trial, you do not need to be able to scout them, as long as you have them at the club on trial so you can get a coach report on him. If an agent offers you a player, you can sign him without scouting him.

    No external utilities such as scouting programs should be used and the database should be unedited, this is particularly important with the new changes to the editor. Should SI release a data update, this would be allowed but any other data updates are not. It is advised that people should update using the latest patches as they are released, which should be easy with th emove to Steam.

    Just as always, no extra leagues can be loaded, this includes extra leagues being added during a game.

    Use of save game editors is strictly banned, whatever the reason.


    Rules for this Thread

    Player naming is allowed.

    General discussion on tactics is allowed, although people should not refer to downloaded tactics. They are not banned, but I would expect the majority of people to avoid them.

    Screenshots for anything are encouraged but please post links to your pictures, don't post them as images as it makes the pages slower to load. Posts included embedded images may be deleted without warning.

    When you join the challenge, could you post a screenshot of your manager's profile on the 24th June.

    Progress of your club should be documented using this thread, we want to hear the story of your club all the way through. Please keep us updated, even if you are doing really badly.

    At the end of every season, could everyone post some kind of season review, including at least a screenshot of a league table and the clubs transfer page. If you give this a title in bold it makes it a bit easier to pick out.


    How to Post a Screenshot
    • While in FM, press Alt and F9
    • A picture will be saved to a screenshots folder, in the FM12 folder in your documents
    • Upload the image to an image hosting website such as Photobucket
    • Post the direct Url to the image here.
    How to Add Links

    At the top of the forum, go to 'Settings' then 'General Settings' (on the left). At the bottom, select 'enhanced interface' and save the changes. This will give you access to the extra posting tools that make it easier to post links. Once you've done this, highlight the word you wish to turn into a link, then use the link button (looks like a little globe) to paste in the direct Url to your screenshot.

    Enjoy
    Last edited by dafuge; 21-10-2011 at 20:06.

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    Thought i might try this again this year - was hoping to be totton but looks there is no chance, in fact that is possibly the lowest rep club to ever be in this challenge along with frome.

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    My first time properly doing this. Preparing for much reloading as I want to try to get Met Police as my team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheppardinio View Post
    My first time properly doing this. Preparing for much reloading as I want to try to get Met Police as my team.
    Best of luck with that

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    cool, thats ok then thought i had done something wrong!

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    One of the earlier threads could hold links to save games?

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    Hmm how come you have 35000 players shown in ure screen shot? got exactly the same settings and only seeing an estimated 17000?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsar View Post
    Hmm how come you have 35000 players shown in ure screen shot? got exactly the same settings and only seeing an estimated 17000?
    Only a guess, but maybe he didn't click OK yet so it's showing settings from another setup. I got 17000 as well.

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    Its because he has added players from top division clubs from some continents as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsar View Post
    Hmm how come you have 35000 players shown in ure screen shot? got exactly the same settings and only seeing an estimated 17000?
    The 35000 was from a previous setup, the correct number should be 17000. I've replaced the screenshot now to avoid further confusion.

    Thanks for spotting that

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    As I said in the other thread, I'll be giving this a go for the first time as my favourite team, St. Albans City, were relegated last season.

    Bring on the challenge! COYS!

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    Ill be posting my progress for the first time this season. Hopeing to get Banbury United.

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    Default The Table....

    THE PARTICIPANTS

    Code:
    
    Manager                Team Managed           Season         Division          Season Updates   Last Post
    
    
    1.  columbouk          Hastings United*       2014-15        Blue Square South       2          Lost in BSS play-offs in 2014
    
    2.  Thebaker           Worksop                2015-16        Blue Square Premier     3          Just missed p/offs in 2015
    
    3.  JB                 FC United              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    4.  Gympsum            Worksop                2016-17        Coca-Cola League One    4          Promoted in 2016
    
    5.  Cerneo             Worksop                2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted in 2015
    
    6.  Dons               Hitchin                2021-22        Coca-Cola Championship  9          Promoted in 2021
    
    7.  Hypanimz           Banbury Utd            2014-15        Coca-Cola League Two    2          Promoted in 2014
    
    8.  Xaw                Chesham                2018-19        Coca-Cola League One    6          Promoted in 2018
    
    9.  DarrenP            Hastings Utd           2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table in 2013
    
    10. GreyedOutMan       Harrow Borough         2013-14        Blue Square South       8##        Avoided relegation in 2013
    
    11. CSF                Chesham                2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via playoffs in 2013
    
    12. omgwtfbbq          FC United              2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promotion via playoffs in 2013
    
    13. CityAndColour      Canvey Island          2016-17        Blue Square Premier     4          Promoted in 2016
    
    14. Lanthal            Oxford City            2014-15        Blue Square South       2          Lost in playoffs in 2014
    
    15. deadfncat          Chesham                2021-22        Coca-Cola League One    9          Promotion via playoffs in 2021
    
    16. ArcaderKP          Hednesford Town        2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    17. spankie            St Albans              2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Lost in playoff final in 2013
    
    18. reddevil4ever      Bedford Town           2012-13        Blue Square North       6 $        Restarted
    
    19. froggy88           FC United              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    20. Mr Beefy           Chippenham             2015-16        Blue Square South       3          Just missed playoffs in 2015
    
    21. HypnoticNLP        Carshalton             2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    22. Swinburn           FC United              2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted via playoffs in 2015
    
    23. Welsh Wizard       Tooting & Mitcham      2017-18        Barclay's Premiership   5          CCC Champions in 2017
    
    24. DizzyIzzyB13       Chippenham             2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via playoffs in 2013
    
    25. global1            AFC Hornchurch**       2012-13        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table finish in 2013, FA Cup 3rd round.
    
    26. jsar               Chippenham             2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via playoffs in 2014; FA Trophy winners.
    
    27. Nottingham Forest  Bury Town              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    28. BigVanVader        Margate                2015-16        Blue Square Premier     3          Promoted via playoffs in 2015
    
    29. DarrenP            Hastings United        2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    30. MikaelS            Chippenham             2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    31. Muggert            Bedford                2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted via playoffs in 2015
    
    32. littleblue50       Stocksbridge Park      2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    33. Wayne814           Chester                2014-15        Blue Square North       2          Lost in BSN P/off Semi-Final in 2014
    
    34. DanBHTFC           Hendon                 2022-23        Coca-Cola League One    11         Survived in 2022
    
    35. jnrsnes            Hendon                 2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          New stadium and promotion in 2013
    
    36. Archie Blagger     Cambridge City         2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    37. MattSpurs94        Northwich Victoria     2015-16        Blue Square Premier     3          Avoided relegation in 2015
    
    38. steveoc999         Bury Town              2015-16        Blue Square Premier     3          Promotion in 2015
    
    39. The_shocker7       Oxford City            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    40. Blackmama          Chester                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    41. GoalieManPat121    Matlock                2014-15        Coca-Cola League Two    2          Promoted via playoffs in 2014
    
    42. glennuk            Bury Town              2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Mid-table finish in 2014
    
    43. Sheppardinio       Wingate & Finchley     2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    44. Brizza             Carshalton             2016-17        Coca-Cola League One    4          Promoted in 2016
    
    45. Drew the C.E.      FC United              2012-13        Blue Square North       6^         Restarted
    
    46. Dave.              Banbury United         2016-17        Blue Square Premier     4          Avoided relegation in 2016
    
    47. bigturnip          Kingstonian            2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    48. Impale             Redditch               2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Lost in playoffs in 2014
    
    49. Babaginoosh        Tooting & Mitcham      2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Promoted in 2014
    
    50. Indsæt Navn        Chippenham             2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Promoted in 2014
    
    51. DeadPanda          Hitchin                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    52. Crispypaul         Bradford Park Avenue   2014-15        Coca-Cola League Two    2          Promoted as champions in 2014
    
    53. Cardiovascular     Chesham                2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    54. Scottehhhh         Stafford Rangers       2014-15        Blue Square North       2          Mid-table finish in 2014
    
    55. dr p wigwam        Bedford                2013-14        Blue Square North       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    56. Scab               East Thurrock          2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Promoted via playoffs in 2014
    
    57. 19091909           Margate                2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    58. CasFan             Bradford Park Avenue   2013-14        Blue Square North       1          Avoided relegation in 2013
    
    59. tapwater           Wingate & Finchley     2012-13        Blue Square South       2***       Restarted
    
    60. shaggy61           Bedford                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    61. benrollo           Oxford City            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    62. brettles1108       Margate                2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    63. jskovc             Bedford                2013-14        Blue Square North       1          Avoided relegation in 2013
    
    64. ism-scfc           Northwich Victoria     2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    65. timers             Weymouth               2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    66. Quavis             Chippenham             2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    67. NZAaza             Lewes                  2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via playoffs in 2013
    
    68. G_D_K              Hastings United        2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table in 2013
    
    69. foost              Redditch United        2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    70. kccircle           Buxton                 2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    71. mattboy_slim       Hitchin                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    72. Gman               Chippenham Town        2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted in 2015
    
    73. Sam97              FC United              2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted via playoffs in 2015
    
    74. Monkface           Hitchin                2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted in 2013, manager of the year
    
    75. Braumiller         Hastings United        2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    76. MattJD             Kingstonian            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    77. Eman               Hendon                 2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    78. ThreeSixty         Kingstonian            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    79. Leroy1500          Hastings United        2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Avoided relegation in 2014
    
    80. ColinGreener       Hendon                 2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via play-offs in 2013
    
    81. S/S Robbie Earle   Kingstonian            2014-15        Blue Square South       2          Mid-table finish in 2014
    
    82. Utdchamp           FC United              2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted in 2013
    
    83. craigjuk           Oxford City            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    84. Andrew Haines      Hastings United        2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted in 2015
    
    85. Wellyboo           Bedford Town           2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    86. Gilbster           AFC Hornchurch#        2016-17        Blue Square South       4          Relegated in 2016
    
    87. Hedger14           FC United              2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted in 2013
    
    88. heat02             Bury Town              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    89. mikeytk            Canvey Island          2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Lost in playoffs in 2013
    
    90. dinthead           FC United              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    91. HF Dwarf           Lewes                  2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Just missed playoffs in 2013
    
    92. Shrewsbury_howie $ Bury Town              2013-14        Blue Square North       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    93. PullThePlug        Billericay             2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    94. Delnaja            Canvey Island          2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Promoted in 2013
    
    95. Darren 1983        Kingstonian            2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    96. grff               FC United              2014-15        Blue Square North       2          Mid-table finish in 2014
    
    97. Nickolaidis        Weymouth               2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    98. TUQ                Hastings United        2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    99. menace-            Hitchin                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    100.James Homer        Harrow Borough         2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    101.ScottishSteven     Canvey Island          2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    102.Anti Spiral        Harrow Borough         2012-13        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    103.Junior89           Marine                 2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    104.bennyd81           Marine                 2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    *Note: Started with Billericay originally

    **Note: Started with Chesham originally
    ***Note: Restarted after two posts as Marine
    #Note: Started with Harrow originally
    $Note: No initial screenshot.
    ^Note: 6 posts as Lowestoft.
    ##Note: 7 posts as Worksop.
    $Note: 6 posts as Hastings Utd.



    Current Teams:
    FC United 10.
    Hastings Utd 8.
    Chippenham 7.
    Bedford Town 6.
    Bury Town, Kingstonian, Hitchin 5. [15]
    Canvey Island, Chesham, Hendon, Oxford City 4. [16]
    Harrow Borough, Worksop, Margate 3. [9]
    Lewes, Chester, Carshalton, Banbury Utd, Marine, Tooting & Mitcham, Bradford PA, Northwich Victoria, Wingate & Finchley, Redditch, Weymouth, AFC Hornchurch 2. [24]
    St Albans, Hednesford Town, Stocksbridge Park, Cambridge City, Matlock, East Thurrock, Stafford Rangers, Buxton, Billericay 1. [9]

    Leagues:
    BSN: 29
    BSS: 37
    BSP: 22
    L2: 9
    L1: 5
    CH: 1 (Dons' Hitchin)
    PREM: 1 (Welsh Wizard's Tooting & Mitcham)

    Thread HoF
    11 end of season posts: DanBHTFC.
    9 end of season posts: deadfncat, Dons.
    8 end of season posts: GreyedOutMan
    6 end of season posts: XaW, reddevil4ever, Drew the CE


    Total End of Season Posts: 169
    100th post: CityAndColour's Canvey Island

    Up to date up to post #: 2152


    I will try to keep this updated as often as time permits, but my big plea to anyone who is reading this is PLEASE check it from time to time for me or I have to spend hours doing it!
    Last edited by GreyedOutMan; 06-11-2011 at 20:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Hurray! Thanks Dafuge - and can I just add my final plea - even though I know it will probably be in vein - PLEASE ENTER THIS CHALLENGE AGAIN!
    Setting this up has tempted me, but I've already got plans for what I want to do with FM12. Maybe next year?

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    @GreyedOutMan

    I think I have some corrections to the table on the front page:
    There are two entrants with the number 102 (104 in total),
    There is only one player with St. Albans (not 2),
    There are two players with AFC Hornchurch (not 1),
    There are 12 teams that have been picked twice so the number at the end of that line should be 24 (not 22),
    There are 37 players in the BSS (not 34).

    Good stuff otherwise
    Last edited by Junior89; 06-11-2011 at 19:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior89 View Post
    @GreyedOutMan

    I think I have some corrections to the table on the front page:
    There are two entrants with the number 102 (104 in total),
    There is only one player with St. Albans (not 2),
    There are two players with AFC Hornchurch (not 1),
    There are 12 teams that have been picked twice so the number at the end of that line should be 24 (not 22),
    There are 37 players in the BSS (not 34).

    Good stuff otherwise
    You are a legend

    The good thing is that not only are you right, but I know why you're right. The St. Albans thing for example, was because I briefly took them on before re-re-starting as Harrow!

    KUTGW - its useful knowing that I have someone looking out for my mistakes!

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    Hmm duno how to do the multi quote function on this forum....maybe someone could let me know.

    Anyway, Thanks for the replies, sam, dan and Brizza.

    I have only really got my star players on full time contracts. Some wanted over 1k Most expensive is now on 750 though, still alot out of my budget, but with those, the part time and non contracters i think i have a very good squad. Now have 7 on Ft.

    Over my wage budget by about 1k though hope the board dont get too pissed. Think this season may be a mid table spot, but i am really hoping that i can get lucky and get a promotion straight away, maybe get a bit of money in from a good cup run, and have a much better wage budget for L1.

    Sad thing is my rep still sucks. Most BSP teams are better rep than me and im now in L2 and professional grrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    You are a legend

    The good thing is that not only are you right, but I know why you're right. The St. Albans thing for example, was because I briefly took them on before re-re-starting as Harrow!

    KUTGW - its useful knowing that I have someone looking out for my mistakes!
    No problem, it's a great bit of work.

    Ironically, Kazpeer just went as St. Albans so maybe you were just predicting the future

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    FC United Season 2013/14 - Participant # 12

    Quick end of season update -

    End 4th, and beaten in the play off finals. Gutted :<

    Finances are doing ok, I dont have many screenshots as im a few months into the new season, but i was about 200k in the black.

    Alot of players have been moved in/out/shaken all about.

    One good event happened, Liverpool lost FA Cup against Sunderland

    England, won the world cup, against argentina.... on penalties lol?

    So, back to the basics with the team, bought in some cracking players.

    Will have a better mid season update for the 2014/15 season as its my week off

    Sorry for the crappy update ;>

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    THE PARTICIPANTS

    Code:
    
    Manager                Team Managed           Season         Division          Season Updates   Last Post
    
    
    1.  columbouk          Hastings United*       2014-15        Blue Square South       2          Lost in BSS play-offs in 2014
    
    2.  Thebaker           Worksop                2015-16        Blue Square Premier     3          Just missed p/offs in 2015
    
    3.  JB                 FC United              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    4.  Gympsum            Worksop                2016-17        Coca-Cola League One    4          Promoted in 2016
    
    5.  Cerneo             Worksop                2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted in 2015
    
    6.  Dons               Hitchin                2021-22        Coca-Cola Championship  9          Promoted in 2021
    
    7.  Hypanimz           Banbury Utd            2014-15        Coca-Cola League Two    2          Promoted in 2014
    
    8.  Xaw                Chesham                2018-19        Coca-Cola League One    6          Promoted in 2018
    
    9.  DarrenP            Hastings Utd           2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table in 2013
    
    10. GreyedOutMan       Harrow Borough         2013-14        Blue Square South       8##        Avoided relegation in 2013
    
    11. CSF                Chesham                2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via playoffs in 2013
    
    12. omgwtfbbq          FC United              2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promotion via playoffs in 2013
    
    13. CityAndColour      Canvey Island          2016-17        Blue Square Premier     4          Promoted in 2016
    
    14. Lanthal            Oxford City            2014-15        Blue Square South       2          Lost in playoffs in 2014
    
    15. deadfncat          Chesham                2021-22        Coca-Cola League One    9          Promotion via playoffs in 2021
    
    16. ArcaderKP          Hednesford Town        2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    17. spankie            St Albans              2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Lost in playoff final in 2013
    
    18. reddevil4ever      Bedford Town           2012-13        Blue Square North       6 $        Restarted
    
    19. froggy88           FC United              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    20. Mr Beefy           Chippenham             2015-16        Blue Square South       3          Just missed playoffs in 2015
    
    21. HypnoticNLP        Carshalton             2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    22. Swinburn           FC United              2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted via playoffs in 2015
    
    23. Welsh Wizard       Tooting & Mitcham      2017-18        Barclay's Premiership   5          CCC Champions in 2017
    
    24. DizzyIzzyB13       Chippenham             2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via playoffs in 2013
    
    25. global1            AFC Hornchurch**       2012-13        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table finish in 2013, FA Cup 3rd round.
    
    26. jsar               Chippenham             2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via playoffs in 2014; FA Trophy winners.
    
    27. Nottingham Forest  Bury Town              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    28. BigVanVader        Margate                2015-16        Blue Square Premier     3          Promoted via playoffs in 2015
    
    29. DarrenP            Hastings United        2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    30. MikaelS            Chippenham             2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    31. Muggert            Bedford                2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted via playoffs in 2015
    
    32. littleblue50       Stocksbridge Park      2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    33. Wayne814           Chester                2014-15        Blue Square North       2          Lost in BSN P/off Semi-Final in 2014
    
    34. DanBHTFC           Hendon                 2022-23        Coca-Cola League One    11         Survived in 2022
    
    35. jnrsnes            Hendon                 2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          New stadium and promotion in 2013
    
    36. Archie Blagger     Cambridge City         2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    37. MattSpurs94        Northwich Victoria     2015-16        Blue Square Premier     3          Avoided relegation in 2015
    
    38. steveoc999         Bury Town              2015-16        Blue Square Premier     3          Promotion in 2015
    
    39. The_shocker7       Oxford City            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    40. Blackmama          Chester                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    41. GoalieManPat121    Matlock                2014-15        Coca-Cola League Two    2          Promoted via playoffs in 2014
    
    42. glennuk            Bury Town              2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Mid-table finish in 2014
    
    43. Sheppardinio       Wingate & Finchley     2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    44. Brizza             Carshalton             2016-17        Coca-Cola League One    4          Promoted in 2016
    
    45. Drew the C.E.      FC United              2012-13        Blue Square North       6^         Restarted
    
    46. Dave.              Banbury United         2016-17        Blue Square Premier     4          Avoided relegation in 2016
    
    47. bigturnip          Kingstonian            2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    48. Impale             Redditch               2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Lost in playoffs in 2014
    
    49. Babaginoosh        Tooting & Mitcham      2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Promoted in 2014
    
    50. Indsæt Navn        Chippenham             2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Promoted in 2014
    
    51. DeadPanda          Hitchin                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    52. Crispypaul         Bradford Park Avenue   2014-15        Coca-Cola League Two    2          Promoted as champions in 2014
    
    53. Cardiovascular     Chesham                2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    54. Scottehhhh         Stafford Rangers       2014-15        Blue Square North       2          Mid-table finish in 2014
    
    55. dr p wigwam        Bedford                2013-14        Blue Square North       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    56. Scab               East Thurrock          2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Promoted via playoffs in 2014
    
    57. 19091909           Margate                2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    58. CasFan             Bradford Park Avenue   2013-14        Blue Square North       1          Avoided relegation in 2013
    
    59. tapwater           Wingate & Finchley     2012-13        Blue Square South       2***       Restarted
    
    60. shaggy61           Bedford                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    61. benrollo           Oxford City            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    62. brettles1108       Margate                2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    63. jskovc             Bedford                2013-14        Blue Square North       1          Avoided relegation in 2013
    
    64. ism-scfc           Northwich Victoria     2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    65. timers             Weymouth               2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    66. Quavis             Chippenham             2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    67. NZAaza             Lewes                  2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via playoffs in 2013
    
    68. G_D_K              Hastings United        2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table in 2013
    
    69. foost              Redditch United        2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    70. kccircle           Buxton                 2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    71. mattboy_slim       Hitchin                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    72. Gman               Chippenham Town        2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted in 2015
    
    73. Sam97              FC United              2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted via playoffs in 2015
    
    74. Monkface           Hitchin                2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted in 2013, manager of the year
    
    75. Braumiller         Hastings United        2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    76. MattJD             Kingstonian            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    77. Eman               Hendon                 2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    78. ThreeSixty         Kingstonian            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    79. Leroy1500          Hastings United        2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Avoided relegation in 2014
    
    80. ColinGreener       Hendon                 2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via play-offs in 2013
    
    81. S/S Robbie Earle   Kingstonian            2014-15        Blue Square South       2          Mid-table finish in 2014
    
    82. Utdchamp           FC United              2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted in 2013
    
    83. craigjuk           Oxford City            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    84. Andrew Haines      Hastings United        2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted in 2015
    
    85. Wellyboo           Bedford Town           2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    86. Gilbster           AFC Hornchurch#        2016-17        Blue Square South       4          Relegated in 2016
    
    87. Hedger14           FC United              2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted in 2013
    
    88. heat02             Bury Town              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    89. mikeytk            Canvey Island          2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Lost in playoffs in 2013
    
    90. dinthead           FC United              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    91. HF Dwarf           Lewes                  2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Just missed playoffs in 2013
    
    92. Shrewsbury_howie $ Bury Town              2013-14        Blue Square North       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    93. PullThePlug        Billericay             2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    94. Delnaja            Canvey Island          2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Promoted in 2013
    
    95. Darren 1983        Kingstonian            2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    96. grff               FC United              2014-15        Blue Square North       2          Mid-table finish in 2014
    
    97. Nickolaidis        Weymouth               2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    98. TUQ                Hastings United        2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    99. menace-            Hitchin                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    100.James Homer        Harrow Borough         2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    101.ScottishSteven     Canvey Island          2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    102.Anti Spiral        Harrow Borough         2012-13        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    103.Junior89           Marine                 2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    104.bennyd81           Marine                 2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    *Note: Started with Billericay originally

    **Note: Started with Chesham originally
    ***Note: Restarted after two posts as Marine
    #Note: Started with Harrow originally
    $Note: No initial screenshot.
    ^Note: 6 posts as Lowestoft.
    ##Note: 7 posts as Worksop.
    $Note: 6 posts as Hastings Utd.



    Current Teams:
    FC United 10.
    Hastings Utd 8.
    Chippenham 7.
    Bedford Town 6.
    Bury Town, Kingstonian, Hitchin 5. [15]
    Canvey Island, Chesham, Hendon, Oxford City 4. [16]
    Harrow Borough, Worksop, Margate 3. [9]
    Lewes, Chester, Carshalton, Banbury Utd, Marine, Tooting & Mitcham, Bradford PA, Northwich Victoria, Wingate & Finchley, Redditch, Weymouth, AFC Hornchurch 2. [24]
    St Albans, Hednesford Town, Stocksbridge Park, Cambridge City, Matlock, East Thurrock, Stafford Rangers, Buxton, Billericay 1. [9]

    Leagues:
    BSN: 29
    BSS: 37
    BSP: 22
    L2: 9
    L1: 5
    CH: 1 (Dons' Hitchin)
    PREM: 1 (Welsh Wizard's Tooting & Mitcham)

    Thread HoF
    11 end of season posts: DanBHTFC.
    9 end of season posts: deadfncat, Dons.
    8 end of season posts: GreyedOutMan
    6 end of season posts: XaW, reddevil4ever, Drew the CE


    Total End of Season Posts: 169
    100th post: CityAndColour's Canvey Island

    Up to date up to post #: 2152


    I will try to keep this updated as often as time permits, but my big plea to anyone who is reading this is PLEASE check it from time to time for me or I have to spend hours doing it!
    Thanks for this it must have taken lots of work.

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    yeah - it did - which is why I havent been doing it for about 2 months now! I never realised how much work it would be and frankly, it's not something I can maintain, even when I don't have a job, which I didn't then but do now! Sorry!

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    Bedford Town - Season 2021/22 - Barclays Premiership

    Squad - Table - Transfers - Finances

    Final position: 12nd

    FA Cup: 4th Rnd loss to Manchester United(0-1 away)
    Carling Cup: Semifinal loss to Liverpool(1-5 on aggregate)

    Best result: 3-1 win home against League-winners Tottenham
    Worst result: 1-4 loss away to Arsenal
    Top goalscorer: Ryan Dunlop, 15(13 in PL)
    Most assists: Marco Oliveira, 8(6 in PL)
    Highest Average rating: Ryan Dunlop, 7.10 (7.10 in PL)

    2021-22 Season Review:

    Wow... Playing above all expectations all season... Stayed close to a spot in the euro-league most of the season. Stumbling in the final ten games to a 12th spot. We moved into our new stadium.

    Player of the season:

    Ryan Dunlop - S C - Newly signed.. Took about 5-6 appearances, but then he got rolling. 15 goals in 31 games

    Other Key Players

    Ümit Seker - DM/M C - I would have liked to replace him, but he played a lot better tha nexpected!

    Marco Oliveira - D/DM/MC C - Still number one on the team-sheet. Will have a place on this team for years to come

    Colin Innes - M/AM C - Yet another decent season. Will he be back next year?

    2022/23 Season Preview:

    The board are planning an expansion to our stadium, bringing the capacity crowd up till 22.000, besides this we're using the money from the PL to build a solid foundation. Hence an upgrade to both youth and training facilities are planned as well. i will be happy to survive in the Premiership one more year. Survival is the only objective for the new season. But acquiring a couple of decent young players would be nice too


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    Going to holiday now then the reloading starts.

    Chasetown, Cray, Totton and Whitby main targets so far

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    Im hopping for chippenham, have played as them for the last few years of this challange never completed it tho got as far as the premier league a few times but then just yoyo between there and the Championship not been able to get stable and challange for the title! but here is hoping for this year

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    If you were to enter this year dafuge which team(s) would you like to play as?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypanimz View Post
    If you were to enter this year dafuge which team(s) would you like to play as?
    The one name that screams out to me is Met Police, but I doubt they will turn up due to their low reputation. Other than them I guess it would be Weymouth, as they are fairly local.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    The one name that screams out to me is Met Police, but I doubt they will turn up due to their low reputation. Other than them I guess it would be Weymouth, as they are fairly local.
    I played as Weymouth last year. really enjoyed them. They are my back up for this year if i cant get Banbury.

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    Daf, there is a problem. The feeder leagues arent showing up on the custom db screen! Help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Daf, there is a problem. The feeder leagues arent showing up on the custom db screen! Help!
    The are the 9th 10th and 11th on ure screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Daf, there is a problem. The feeder leagues arent showing up on the custom db screen! Help!
    Jsar is right - Dafuge has simply renamed them

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    Here is a 23rd June Save Game Uploaded for those of you who do not wish to wait the time it takes to Holiday

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsar View Post
    Here is a 23rd June Save Game Uploaded for those of you who do not wish to wait the time it takes to Holiday
    I should add that in the past we have discouraged the sharing of save games since the random CA/PA assignment and the AI shortlisting may mean that your save games are not quite as unique as they should be.

    They have never been against the rules, but I just wanted people to know the disadvantages of using a save game to get started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    I should add that in the past we have discouraged the sharing of save games since the random CA/PA assignment and the AI shortlisting may mean that your save games are not quite as unique as they should be.

    They have never been against the rules, but I just wanted people to know the disadvantages of using a save game to get started.
    Ah ok sorry, just thought it would be a way for people to save some time, is it ok to have links to saves of teams that come up? esp if some rare ones? kinda remember we had something similar last year with a list and Saves of most of the possible teams

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    BTW there is a really easy way to see if a team has been promoted, not sure if it as new feature but i certainly havent seen it before.... when you click on the team you see their league history as a graph so can straight away see if they are a promoted team that year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsar View Post
    Here is a 23rd June Save Game Uploaded for those of you who do not wish to wait the time it takes to Holiday
    Cheers! Saves a lot of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsar View Post
    Here is a 23rd June Save Game Uploaded for those of you who do not wish to wait the time it takes to Holiday
    I'm going to start using this guys save.

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    Anyone found a DL yet for the kits/badges for the lower leagues? always need these for this challange

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Daf, there is a problem. The feeder leagues arent showing up on the custom db screen! Help!
    The screenshot has been replaced again, with the original names. Have another look and they should be there.

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    Oh I see. Thanks. Now I will feel less guilty about giving proper names to the Premiership, Europa League and Champions League!!

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    Started this last night. Chose Billericay, not knowing their rep was >1k :-(

    Played 8, won 5 drawn 3 lost 0 so far. Media predicted 23rd and I'm joint top so not too shabby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by columbouk View Post
    Started this last night. Chose Billericay, not knowing their rep was >1k :-(

    Played 8, won 5 drawn 3 lost 0 so far. Media predicted 23rd and I'm joint top so not too shabby.
    Feel too cheap with such a high rep. Re-loading now.

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    Loading this up now, I will complete this this year.

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    I'm going to return to this challenge after a few years absence. Am tempted to cancel my plans for tonight so i can get started right away. also hoping for met police, don't like my chances though.

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    Im re-loading at the moment. Seeing alot of FC United, Chester and Carshalton. No sign of Banbury yet.

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    Just wondering what sort of teams people are seeing on reloading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    Just wondering what sort of teams people are seeing on reloading?
    Fc United and Chester are almost always there in the BSN. Carshalton and Cambridge City appear in the BSS alot also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypanimz View Post
    Fc United and Chester are almost always there in the BSN. Carshalton and Cambridge City appear in the BSS alot also.
    Seen carshalton a lot and chester once. Also St Albans Lewes and lowestoft a lot. Seen bedford a few times and North ferriby once, these are the lowest rep ones so far (1050)
    Last edited by Thebaker; 21-10-2011 at 20:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypanimz View Post
    Fc United and Chester are almost always there in the BSN. Carshalton and Cambridge City appear in the BSS alot also.
    Crazy(!), I want FC United and I can't get them. I've tried at least 10+ times.

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    Bury Town - Blue Square Bet North - 2012/13



    Blue Square Bet North: 3rd (lost in play-off semi-final to Stalybridge Celtic: 4-4 AET 5-4 on penalties)
    FA Cup: Second Qualifying Round (lost to Cambridge City 2-1 away)
    FA Trophy: Third Round (lost to Cambridge United 3-2 away)

    The preparations

    The media predicted a 21st place finish in my first season but I told the board I was confident of getting mid-table. There were already a couple of familiar faces in the squad I inherited: ex-Ipswich Town first teamers Wayne Brown and James Scowcroft. I was expecting both to be key men.

    I was given a wage budget of 3.2k a week, of which I kept no higher than the £2k mark throughout the season. Some of that was used up when I drafted in a new assistant manager in former Carlisle midfielder Chris Billy and a couple of scouts. Already in the backroom staff was Scowcroft and youth coach Darren Oxbrow.

    On the eve of the new season we were dealt with a massive blow as Sam Reed, who I was anticipating would be our best striker, turned down a new contract and left the club. But I managed to hold onto the rest of the squad which gained promotion in the previous season, with Lee Smith, Billy Clark and Kieran Leabon looking like the best players.

    It was a threadbare squad though so I set about recruiting new faces. Ex-Wolves and Bath City midfielder Andre Carvalho-Landell was the first man to sign. Former QPR defender Marien Ifura and veteran stopper Willy Gueret followed, as did striker Scott Ginty and the pacey Jonny Godsmark from Ashington. One-time Reading youth teamer Alex Stockinger was a real coup for the club, as was pacey winger Malvin Kamara. The securing of Irish left-sided player Shane Farrell was then followed up with experienced centre half Christian Hanson, who was the club's last summer signing.

    Also brought in were goalkeeper Matt Radcliffe, right back Ashley Parsons-Smith and centre back Shane Hilton, all of whom were teenagers and signed as faces for the future.

    The campaign

    The season started fantastically and we won every one of our first eight league fixtures, scoring 20 goals in the process. However that honeymoon period soon ended and we won just one of the next 12 so I decided to bring in midfielder Jordan Fowler and experienced forward Spencer Weir-Daley to spruce us up. Despite our shocking form though, we were yet to drop out of the top five and form picked up again in December as we picked up 14 points from our five matches, spurred on by the signing of ex-Manchester City youngster Omar Elabdellaoui.

    The second half of the season was filled with highs and lows but the outcome was that we secured a play-off spot, having finished in third place behind Nuneaton and champions Histon.

    The crunch

    Stalybridge Celtic were our opponents and I was confident of victory. We hammered them in the first leg at their place but could only come away with a 3-1 lead. Kieran Leabon scored twice and Omar Elabdellaoui added a third and we were coasting through. But we slacked off in the second half and Lloyd Ellams gave them a bit of hope. We were still in a great position though.

    Back at Ram Meadow we managed to bottle it in fine fashion, losing 2-0 in normal time to take the tie into extra time. Leabon looked to have sent us into the final with his 21st goal of the season but Marien Ifura tripped their tricky left winger Will Hayhurst in the box to give them a penalty which they scored. So it went to penalties.

    Both sides scored their first three and Omar Elabdellaoui found the net to put us 4-3 up. Willy Gueret saved Stalybridge's next effort, meaning if we scored our fifth, we would go through. It was the big French goalkeeper himself who stepped up confidently but he missed . They scored their fifth, taking us to sudden death. Our defensive midfielder Craig Nurse was next and he smashed the ball against the crossbar. Carl Martin stroked away the winning penalty for Stalybridge who went into the final at our expense.

    Players of the season

    Kieran Leabon (Avg Rat 7.13): Scored 21 times in 37 appearances in all competitions and kept James Scowcroft, Spencer Weir-Daley and Scott Ginty frustrated at their lack of opportunities. Still only 24, he should still be a key figure next season should we be able to agree a new deal for him.

    Ashley Parsons-Smith (Avg Rat 7.04): A pleasant surprise was the contribution of the 17-year-old as he made 37 appearances and established himself as the preferred right back in front of the more established Sam Nunn. He could develop into a good Football League player eventually.

    Malvin Kamara (Avg Rat 7.00): Kamara didn't disappoint and his form around the turn of the year was particularly pleasing. He scored seven times but, more impressively, got 18 assists which was massive for us.

    Marien Ifura (Avg Rat 7.13): Was solid for the majority of the season but a lapse in concentration in the second leg of the semi-final probably cost us. Was also a threat at set pieces, scoring eight times.

    Omar Elabdellaoui (Avg Rat 7.00): He was only signed in December and made just 16 appearances but his class was there for all to see. Will be one of the first names on the teamsheet next year.

    Flop of the season

    Wayne Brown (Avg Rat 6.44): Got injured early in the season and found it hard to break back into the team when he returned as the Ifura-Hanson partnership was blossoming. Threw his teddies out of the pram in March when he wasn't playing enough. Will leave this summer.

    Next season

    Strengthen the squad and go for the BSBN play-offs again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    Just wondering what sort of teams people are seeing on reloading?
    St. Albans nearly every time. Only not had them twice, must be up to 25 ish reloads by now. Chester & Lewes alot too.

    Not had anyone lower than 1050 rep so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheppardinio View Post
    Not had anyone lower than 1050 rep so far.
    Historically 1000 has always been a bit of a benchmark, if you get a club below that then you are in for a decent challenge.

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    Ive rarely seen Lewes. only had one team thats 1050 or less, North Ferriby. Could be a while for Banbury at 900 to show up!

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