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    Congrats to those that have been promoted since yesterday! You all are going to complete the challenge before I get season 1 done lol.
    Lots of new stadiums as well. I'm also slightly jealous looking at some of the players that are signing this year. Strikers with 14 pace and 10+ finishing/composure *drool*. Why cant any of them play for Bristol City or Swindon?

    Tip for those having trouble signing players you want: Keep an eye on them even if they aren't interesting in talking to you. Come February/March, they will change their tune and sign for much lower amounts (assuming they are still free agents). I typically sign most of my best players during this time before the next seasons transfer window opens. It doesn't help your current season unless you make the play-offs, but its a great way to improve the team for the next season.

    MikaelS: What happened?

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    FC United - Season 2 Blue Square Bet Premier 2013/14

    The season started like a nightmare we had a 6 consecutive streak of loss's at the beginning and followed was extremely inconsistent scraping points and conceding goals like there was no tomorrow

    January came and we looked a bit better but only good enough to escape relegation and perhaps challenge for a mid table position we signed numerous players who put in some good performances but again not to a standard to challenge for the play-off spots, towards the end of the season we looked like a new team we were scoring goals for fun but it was too near the end and was not consistent enough we'd win 4-0 then follow with a 2-1 loss which isn't acceptable in my opinion !

    Transfers - We signed some decent players and should help next season most of who were bought in january

    Fa Cup - We reached the second round and i was happy with that, we put up a fight but our defence was too weak

    Fa Trophy - Extremely pleased with the side here they were exceptional and put in some quality performances we were that good we reached the final and i was over the moon with what the team had achieved, to be honest i wasn't bothered if we lost we had smashed all expectations ! unfortunately we were beaten

    League - 16th

    Overall i thought the team did ok but next season we're gonna have to be a lot better !


    Next season targets

    Push for promotion
    Sign some quality players
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    Is anyone else conceding goals from corners like they're going out of fashion? First season I probably conceded 7 or so. This season I concede on average 1 a game I reckon, easily. I've tried tweaking my corner settings, set match prep to defensive set pieces, etc; doesn't make a blind bit of difference.

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    #37 - Northwich Victoria - Blue Square Premier - Season 3 - 2014/15


    Blue Square Premier - 15th

    FA Cup - 1st Round

    FA Trophy - 2nd Round

    A carbon copy of last season, apart from 1 extra point. Not much else really to say, other than next season could be my last. Oh dear. If it happens, the game ends.

    A run to the 1st round of the FA Cup saw us getted shredded by Nottingham Forest.

    FA Trophy was disappointing AGAIN.

    Transfers

    I had hoped the new players would be much better than the current crop. Er, no. They weren't.

    Key Players

    Not so much a key player, but this chap deserves a mention. Came through the academy, and managed to score 7 goals, including a hatrick. Awesome

    No real key players this season. Much like last season.

    Next Season

    For god's sake, a higher finish!
    Not to go into Administration.

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    |2012/13 |    BSN   |   1st    |   Champions, FA Trophy runner up  |
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    |2013/14 |    BSP   |   15th   |             Survival              |
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    |2014/15 |    BSP   |   15th   |          See last season          |
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    Just started a career with FC United, first time I'm trying this challenge. Completely forgot to take a screenshot, but I just have to share my new love:

    Meet Håkon Kjæve who just scored 6 goals in one match...



    Will try to update in this thread. With Håkon everything is possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utdchamp View Post
    Just started a career with FC United, first time I'm trying this challenge. Completely forgot to take a screenshot, but I just have to share my new love:

    Meet Håkon Kjæve who just scored 6 goals in one match...



    Will try to update in this thread. With Håkon everything is possible.
    Good luck and nice 6 goals

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam97 View Post
    Good luck and nice 6 goals
    Cheers. Should be a good season. Got some good players in on a free and hope to fight for the play-off spots.

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    After a night of reloading the best i could get was Oxford City, rep 1000.

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    Can add my profile now:


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    Unbelievably, they were third.

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    Margate | Blue Square South | 2014/15 | 4th

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    Playoff semi-final leg 2

    Playoff final


    Summary


    While it seems like a great season I was really disappointed with how the last 15 or so fixtures played out. We started the season well, looking like we could win it and, along with Farnborough, pulled away from the pack. This stayed the same until around February onwards when we only got one win in eleven and played awful. It was so frustrating seeing Farnborough start slipping up at the top and Eastleigh overtaking them, I couldn't help thinking that should be us at the top, but it wasn't to be. Thankfully our good form came on the last day of the season where we turned over the opposition and went into the playoffs on a high. That high thankfully saw us win the playoffs and march on into the BSP where an even harder test awaits the mighty Margate!!!

    Oh, and we did nothing in the cups, but we never do so I don't care about them yet.

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    Just started my second season. Much like everyone else playing as Hendon I got a new stadium, but a capacity of only around 4000, and it won't be ready for two more seasons, but I'm already paying for it now.
    Only a few games gone, but I'm already top and looking good, my staff have mangaed to find me some really good prospects, including theses three, who according to my coaches are good enough for league 1 potential.

    http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/7...540?tab=public

    http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/7...648?tab=public

    http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/7...458?tab=public

    and here are my first few fixtures;

    http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/7...816?tab=public

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    Got Doyle to sign on again - costly, even more so than last time, but he's worth it.

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    According to my ass man my Norwegian star striker is Good League One and could be good championship player...how did i get him? Gonna be hard to keep.

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    http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/64...ABA7DE6DE0534/

    Finally got Doyle signed and saved, but it cost me. That's a better deal for Doyle than I got away with last year and a year less :-(

    Might have to sell him for big money over the summer. We'll see....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quavis View Post

    MikaelS: What happened?
    Everything is happening. In 10 games I've scored 5 own goals, 3 from goalies. My players play like crap, I have shots but cannot score. I have so many short injuries that I'm usually stuck with 9-10 men for the last 20 minutes because I've used all subs.

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    Only a freindly but against a team a league above me Signs of good stuff

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    Hmm Febury seeing a dip in form and fitness becoming a real issue, had to take on a couple of loanees to try and stop the rot from setting in and losing my play off place!

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    March was good, not great, but the good news is we are back in playoff contention. We managed to get some exciting youth players in March and they have added freshness to the team. A good april and we could cement our playoff position. A bad April could be disastrous for us. Will update again at the end of April.

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    I've been rumored to replace Andre Villas Boas......at Everton.......by Mike Ashley....? wth?

    First time my name has come up in the media, but fun non the less! =)

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    2012/13
    Blue Square Bet North

    League: 1st
    A very good season as we pipped AFC Telford on the last day of the season

    FA Cup: 2nd Round
    We did reasonably well until getting knocked out by League 2 Aldershot away

    FA Trophy: 2nd Round
    Slightly disappointing getting knocked out away at BSP side Crewe.

    Key Players:

    Leon Mettam: Top scorer with goals in all competitions

    Gary Wharton: Linked up well with Mettam and scored a few also

    Nathan Webb: Solid at right back

    I was heavily linked to the League 1 Morecambe job right at the end of the season, which of course I denied I had any interest in.

    Aims for season

    - Stay up!
    - have a smaller squad this season

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    2012/13       BSN                 1st                        Champions, Promoted


    Last edited by Crispypaul; 28-10-2011 at 20:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    Everything is happening. In 10 games I've scored 5 own goals, 3 from goalies. My players play like crap, I have shots but cannot score. I have so many short injuries that I'm usually stuck with 9-10 men for the last 20 minutes because I've used all subs.
    Who do you have in goal and does he have high eccentricity? I've had a couple of those, and they drove me crazy!

    I'm a bit worried about the keeper spot for this year. Unless I can change his mind and sign Elliot Parrish, I'm likely going to be stuck with Chris Snoddy still in goal. With 10 handling, 9 reflexes, and only 7 one on ones, it could be a long season. For some reason, the best available qualifying keeper keeps refusing to talk to me. He's some guy named David James and I'm unable to match the 15k/wk he has been on at Bristol City .

    I'm guessing the injury thing is probably based on fitness levels? With p/t contracts I can see it being much harder to keep fitness levels up, particularly in the fixture congestion around Christmas. i usually have a huge squad (30+), and its not an issue. This year, fielding even the first team is going to require keeping on some of the old guard I'd never otherwise play.

    Shooting and not scoring is something else I completely understand Definitely turn long shots for everyone to "rarely" unless you managed to grab someone with great long shots. Midfielders at this level are just never meant to try and score in FM lol. I also tend to use "work ball into box" shouts to minimize poor % shots (this wont stop them from missing sitters ).

    Hope something helps! Now that its finally the weekend, I should be able to get started and I can join you in the frustration lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    My players play like crap, I have shots but cannot score. I have so many short injuries that I'm usually stuck with 9-10 men for the last 20 minutes because I've used all subs.
    Have you thought about changing the match prep. My team kept getting 55-60% possesion and load of shots on goal but none on target. My match prep was attacking movement and i put it onto teamwork. My team improved immensely and i started scoring more goals.
    It could also have been down to signing much better strikers and the team winning!

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    As the manager of Buxton (Rep 850) have I managed to snag the lowest rep so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    Have you thought about changing the match prep. My team kept getting 55-60% possesion and load of shots on goal but none on target. My match prep was attacking movement and i put it onto teamwork. My team improved immensely and i started scoring more goals.
    It could also have been down to signing much better strikers and the team winning!
    What the hell is match prep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    What the hell is match prep?
    Bottom left of the squad tactics screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    Bottom left of the squad tactics screen
    Aaaaaaah haven't seen that. It was set on 'no specific focus' and workload is on Average.

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    Well we havent won in forever and we coninue to fall down the league table. I am getting annoyed though with the game and how consistent and often we can go 2v0 up by half time only for them to swing it and win 3v2... Or it ends in a draw. We always throw away our leads. Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kccircle View Post
    As the manager of Buxton (Rep 850) have I managed to snag the lowest rep so far?
    wow u managed to find somethign so low!

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    Chesham United | Season 2015/16 | End of season | XaW #8

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    A great season for us. We started good and just kept on playing better and better. Barnet and us ran away in the league early on, but it was a struggle to keep them at bay. Luckily they hit a slump in form around Christmas so I could get some points away from them. In the end, we won it with 3 matches remaining. I do not know why we suddenly kept on winning as we used the same tactics as we have the other seasons, but I'm not complaining. As the season progressed it was clear I had a great partnership up front in Ümit Eminoglu and Anders Rømer, and in the few cases where they were injured we had a good backup in Villyan Bijev. From the midfield we had loads of assists from Elliot Andrews and David Hutton while our very own youth player, David Hart, has more than delivered. Between the posts Marek Farkas has been rock solid with the help from defenders Radim Skacel, Gareth Hutchison, Kenzer Lee and Jamie Reckord. Other notable players have are Billy Waters and Rolf-Inge Nymark.

    In the cups we had some good runs. The FA Cup turned out to be a real money maker as we came to the 4th round were we had an away tie against Premiership outfit Ipswich. This netted us £140k for the TV right aswell as about £300k from the match. And even though we lost 2-1 we did a great job. In the FA Trophy we lucked out and got easy ties all the way to the final where we won 2-1 over AFC Telford.

    Financially we are looking better than ever and hopefully it will only increase. The board has decided to build some more seats in our stadium, but the overall capacity is still the same. This season we had over 1k attendance average and this should increase further in League Two. So bring on the Football League!

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     2012/13        Blue Square North    10th       Mid-table
     2013/14        Blue Square North    3rd        Promotion via play offs, FA Trophy winners
     2014/15        Blue Square Premier  13th       Mid-table
     2015/16        Blue Square Premier  1st        Champions, FA Trophy Winners

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    Aaaaaaah haven't seen that. It was set on 'no specific focus' and workload is on Average.
    Teamwork just helps the squad gel together, i always keep it on average except in preseason when i put teamwork to high to help new signings to bed in.
    Don't know what no specific focus does if the workload is average

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    Kccircle: I think I saw someone with met police (800), but I don't see them on the list. Either way, 850 is already plenty hard enough Took me forever to even get Chippenham at 950, so you must have either gotten very lucky, or reloaded a ton!

    MikaelS: lol! It's that thing that pops up before your first match and says asks you what you want to do. In my case, its also that thing my Assistant pesters me with non-stop because I only have one tactic and that doesn't make him happy! Getting my guys to work with 1 tactic is hard enough thanks *boots Assistant*.

    In all seriousness, match prep does seem to make a difference (its located bottom left of tactics screen). I leave it on teamwork until around Christmas to try and get the squad to gel together (very important when you are changing 90% of the team yearly), and then switch to defensive set pieces for the second half of the season so I don't end up giving away 20582085208520820 goals from corners.

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    The great news is we have made the playoffs!! Hopefully we can get promoted, and move on to the BSP! The next update, will be very interesting.! Come on Carshalton!!

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    We're going to Wembley, we're going to Wembley!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    Have you thought about changing the match prep. My team kept getting 55-60% possesion and load of shots on goal but none on target. My match prep was attacking movement and i put it onto teamwork. My team improved immensely and i started scoring more goals.
    It could also have been down to signing much better strikers and the team winning!
    I read somewhere here that teamwork is the only match preparation that builds up over time and it's possible to have it set to teamwork up until a day before a match and change it to something else to get double benefit.

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    Had a great result in the 1st round of the FA Cup



    Attendance 1638 and £16k in prize money is much needed

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    Overall Carshalton had a great season and finished 4th, the highest ever finish in its history. We were unable to win the playoff semi final, but lost to the eventual winners of the competition. Hopefully next season we can go one further and get promoted! :-)

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    Playoffs (unless I get super-lucky on the last day) AND FA Trophy Final to come tonight. Fingers Xd!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Playoffs (unless I get super-lucky on the last day) AND FA Trophy Final to come tonight. Fingers Xd!!
    Best of luck !

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    FA Trophy final is the day before the Playoff Final. If i make it to the latter, does anyone know which one gets postponed?

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    Mammoth update coming. Clear your diaries, this will take a while to get through!

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    PROMOTION!!!

    Having lunch then I'll do the season write up.

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    Heart break. Just finished my first season as Weymouth. Started really badly, then had an amzing spell in the middle of season that pushed us up into 2nd spot. Had a really bad spell then, and with one game left we were 1 point from the playoffs. We won our last game, and one of the other teams lost, so we snuck in the backdoor, only to lose in the first leg home and away to a far superior team.

    Gutted

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    How is this for a first match in League Two?

    Note that it was 0-3 at one point!

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    #6 Hitchin Season 5 Update 2016/17



    Squad - Graph - Table - Profile - Finances - Transfers
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    Before going over the season in details, let me first say, this has been one of my best seasons ever in FM, as well as one of the most interesting and "breath-taking".

    Finished the season as champions, after a constant race with Fleetwood. On the graph, I linked both Fleetwood and Hitchin. Season itself really was a breeze, team was confident throughout whole season, and we were lucky with our injuries. The injuries that came, did have the FM2010 model of 4-5 weeks, but they came at times i could "afford" not to play in best formation. Only signed 3 new players, whereas only 1 of them was a regular. Best game of the season was a 7-0 away win at Forest Green.

    Changed back to 4-4-2 and only 5-3-2 in a few away matches. Have prematch set to attacking set pieces for almost 2 seasons now, has started to pay of!

    Chairman finally managed to sell the club, and the new chairman seems to have some ambitions. He decided to put up a new stadium, which will stand ready in 2019 and can hold 5352 capacity. Previous could hold 4300. To me, it does seem like a waste of money, as we currently only have an av attendance of 1350. As a little comfort in loaning the money for new stadium, he injected our finances with 450k. For the first time in 5 seasons, we are in the black!

    Cup run was a disaster and a triumph.

    FA Cup: a quick exit in the 1st round to Oxford, who finished 6th in L2

    FAT: Well deserved (and a little lucky) we won the trophy after a hard fought match vs Cambridge. Cambridge has been our nemesis in BSP and the final was our first win against them.

    Noteworthy players of the season:

    GK:
    - Abubakar Egal: New signing, previously West Ham. Not a replacement keeper yet, but scouts believe he is L1 potential and better than Karius, slowly playing him into the team due to his young age.

    DEF:
    - Carl Flynn: Another amazing season from this young lad. Clearly the backbone of our defense.
    - Guiseppe Simonetto: As well a really solid defender, played both central and left defense in this season.
    - Paul Downing: Not his best season, he did have a few injuries and not too consistant in performance.

    MID:
    - Martin Fischer: This seasons most reliable midfielder, really hope i can keep him for years.
    - Toby James: Also this season played really well. But think this is as good as he gets, may have to find a replacement for left midfield next season.
    - Alex Billington: Last season most assists. Played a solid mix of defense and midfield this season.

    Attack was a challenge this season, 3 really good players and 1 good sub. Solution was..

    Mark Hayes: Last seasons topscorer, but due to no right midfielder he played winger most of season. And he did it really well! 14 goals and 18 assists.
    Tom Lawrence: Played his way back into the team this year.
    Jimmie Andersson: New signingm previously Malmö FF and current U21. Was amazing in offense, and key to our promotion. 31 goals. 12 assists.

    Really looking forward to see what our young squad can perform in L2.

    Staff: 12 coaches and 3 scouts! Asking board to increase staff often, i am sure is helping more than "swapping" players constantly!

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    2012/13 BSN	4th qual	FAT 3rd qual	N/A		12th		None
    2013/14	BSS	1st rnd		FAT 1st rnd	N/A		 4th		Lost in playoffs
    2014/15	BSS	2nd rnd		FAT Final	N/A		 1st		Promoted, FAT runner up
    2015/16	BSP	2nd rnd		FAT 1st rnd	N/A		 5th		None
    2016/17	BSP	1st rnd		FAT Winner	N/A		 1st		Promoted, FAT Winner, New stadium
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    Congrats on your promotion, Dons. Incidently, I've seen Paul Downing play a few times. Jumping 7 for him is ridiculous, should be over 10 easily.

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    Person number 44 reporting for duty. An astonishing late run of form shifted me from mid-table obscurity up to 6th in the Conference South and missing out on the playoffs by 4 points. Very confident now that next season will see promotion (aha, famous last words). Hopefully progress will speed up now that I'm happier with my tactics. Hearty congratulations to those who've sealed promotion up and out of the BSS/BSN and beyond. Time for bed now.

    Will edit this post with a proper write up tomorrow and hopefully Sunday will bring a tale of success from season 13/14. Come on you Robins!

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    #67 NZAaza | Lewes FC | 2012/13 Season | Blue Square Bet South


    Blue Square Bet South (Table | Position Graph):
    Originally I was aiming for a mid-table finish, thinking the team was crap and would be impossible to keep fit but we achieved one of my goals early on of a good home record and keeping the points adding up. It was the second half of the season that we had some consistency and some new signings performing well that got us into the playoff positions where it was a three-way battle between us, Eastbourne and Salisbury for second spot while Dover ran away with the league. Drew Salisbury in the playoff semis where we came from 2-0 to draw 2-2 in the first league, before getting a last minute winner at home to win 4-3 on aggregate and move into the final. Welling had beaten Eastbourne and denied us a rivals playoff match and we were on top for most of the game until the last 15 minutes but managed to hold on and win 3-2.

    I also picked up two Manager of the Month awards (October and February) before winning Manager of the Year while Tom Lawrence won Player of the Month in April.

    FA Cup:
    Lost 4-1 to Tonbridge in the second qualifying round. Worst defeat of the season.

    FA Trophy:
    Smashed Heybridge 5-1 at home in the third qualifying round before coming back from 2-1 down to beat Welling 3-2 in the first round. We then took on BSP team Woking in the second round and put in a really good performance, but conceded as we tried to get back into the game and lost 3-1.

    Squad (Players | Transfers):
    Slowly brought and phased in players as the season went by which allowed us to pick up some really good players that improved the weakest areas of the team. Also staying under budget by £200 and luckily had enough cover when both first choice center backs got injured towards the end of the season. Looking to keep a good number of players and with a bigger wage budget in the BSP next season should be able to improve on a few positions and add some depth.

    Best Players:
    GK: Loris Karius - Played every game, made very few mistakes and was one of the reasons we finished with the least amount of goals conceded. Spotted him from a few posts early on so thanks to the people who found him.

    CB: Semi Ajayi - Our best performing CB who seemed to pop up at every set piece and win the ball the majority of the time, scoring six goals and making four assists in the season. Unlucky to get injured late on and miss the last eight games but is already signed on for next season. Also should mention my other two CBs: Kai Edwards and Adam Field who gave me two other brilliant players to play here meaning a injury or tiredness meant no drop in skill.

    ST: Tom Lawrence - Found him while looking for a right midfielder and noticed he had some attributes that fitted how our advanced forward played, receiving the ball out wide and taking it forward before crossing or dribbling inwards then shooting. He was excellent right from his first match bagging 23 goals and 13 assists. Trained him to a striker and he lost a few points on his attributes but his performances didn't drop at all. Also had Jack Lyons and Tamer Tuna who scored 32 goals between them with Lyons being injured a few times and Tuna have two long periods of not scoring goals.

    Also Ruben Lamieres had the most assists for us this season but never really seemed to have a good game. None of our midfield really stood out all season but our late signing Sebastian Lleget scored 2 and assisted 4 in 14 games before he was injured.

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    2012/13	BSS	3rd	2nd Qual Round	FAT 2nd Round	N/A	Promoted via playoffs
    Goals for next season:
    Mid table finish in BSP
    Strong FA Trophy cup run
    Win a game in the FA Cup

    Our stadium is being increased by a extra 1,000 to a capacity of 4,000 (even though our largest attendance was 2,487, next largest 1,730) and I now have a regional reputation.

    Oh and GreyedOutMan, is there any chance of fixing up the typo on my username on your post?
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    HAHAHA!! I love FM sometimes!

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    Worksop Town | Season 2015/16 | Blue Square North


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    The season where it all came right. The tactic worked, my squad was happy, and things just....worked! Well...it ALMOST all came right.

    Determined to make a flying start, I signed players in a couple of key positions over the summer. The first two, signed on June 5th, were to prove the most vital. McQuilkin provided the engine that had been lacking for so long, whilst Doyle provided that most vital ingredient. Goals. Lots and lots of goals. Despite a 3 month injury on the backside of the season, Doyle finished with 39 goals in all competitions this season. He was quite incredible and though I had to pay a lot to extend his contract for another year, I believe he is worth every penny.

    Many of the other signings were significant but the panic-buy was Andy Bradley, signed in a panic as Doyle got suspended earlier in the season. He wasnt anything special in that period, and indeed the recently re-signed Fitchett came in and scored some goals. But when Doyle later got injured, he came into his own, and Doyle wasnt really missed. Without that, I dont believe we would have got to the heights that we enjoyed this season.

    We were actually hovering just outside the playoffs for most of the season. Just as we threatened to break in, I would lose a silly game for no obvious reason. Right at the end, we found the kind of form that is always going to make people take notice. The back end of the season saw me pick up 22 out of a possible 24 points, after a terrible run of 4 draws and 2 defeats in 6 games threatened to derail me.

    On the last day of the league season, the top five teams were all guaranteed at least a promotion place, and every single team had a chance of the automatic spot. But that didnt look too good for us at half time. Though Nuneaton were incredibly 4-3 down to Bury Town, and both Hinckley and Worcester were drawing 0-0, Macclesfield were a goal up, and Worksop a goal down. Ten minutes into the 2nd half, Adorjan equalised, but Nuneaton were already half way towards being 5-4 up at the hour mark in an unbelievable match. Macclesfield had also doubled their lead and it looked like the game was up. However, with 5 minutes to go, and Worksop winning 3-1 now, Gainsborough equalised at Macclesfield and Butlin completed his hat-trick for Bury Town to make it Bury 5-6 Nuneaton! One more goal for Bury Town and nothing for Macclesfield would see us promoted automatically!

    ...it didnt happen. Nuneaton closed it out. But in case you dont believe quite how extraordinary those last few minutes were, here's an idea. The playoff report will come later in this report to build suspense!!

    The Cup runs were certainly a huge highlight this year. In the FA Cup, I had a particularly good run which was finally halted just before the magical third round by League One Crawley Town, despite a valiant effort from the lads. Crawley did get the plum tie in the third round, against Everton. That could have wiped my debts clean! Oh well... In the FA Trophy, after wins over Hitchin and Eastwood, I drew Grimsby YET AGAIN in round two. Despite suffering a crash dump after beating them (after a replay), the second time we managed to get the job finished first time around, and Grimsby were conquered. Before the crash dump, I had then narrowly lost to Darlington at the new Darlington Arena. Whilst the league form suffered for the dump which cost me dearly, it did result in an extended FA Trophy run with a victory over BSP side Altrincham in a stunning game. The first leg of the semi-final was a tense game, but I managed to hold on for a 1-0 win giving me hope for the 2nd leg. By half-time in the 2nd game, we had doubled our lead and I felt confident for the first time. My players were pumped up, believing they could get even better still. Within 5 minutes it looked like that hope would be dashed, as York clawed one back. But it was swiftly disallowed. We dominated from then until the 74th minute when York did get one back against the run of play. However, we continued to dominate until the 89th minute when a 2nd goal on the night clinched a place in our first final!

    However, I must digress, as before the FA Trophy final, there was the small matter of a Playoff Semi-Final against Worcester. The Final was due to be on the same weekend as the FA Trophy final, so I had no idea which one would take precedence or if I would be forced to play two games in two days. In case you dont know the answer to that question, I will leave you in suspense for now :P.

    It was at this point that I realised that Conor Doyle would be back for some part of the end-of-season showpiece events. As I went into the playoff semi-final first leg, he was days from a return. Whether I risked him in the second leg, I decided, would have to be down to the situation we found ourselves in at the end of the first. But we went into the game on a 15-game unbeaten run, including games against higher-division opponents Altrincham and York. Confidence was high. However, things didnt go to plan. I lost a very even game 2-0, leaving a mammoth task in the 2nd leg. I just HAD to risk Doyle. He was fully fit, but only at 89%. However, I felt that the other strikers had done well enough that, if things did go wrong, I could rely on them to score at Wembley. I also resolved to bring Doyle off as soon as I felt the game was out of reach for one team or the other.

    In a remarkable 28 minutes, Doyle looked fired up. But it wasnt to be his time. Not yet anyway. 2 minutes before the half-hour mark, Adorjan converted a stonewall penalty to make it 2, after Murphy had brought us back into the tie. Suddenly it all looked rosy again! However, after a chance to take the lead, just 7 minutes later, disaster struck and suddenly the home crowd were deflated. But Doyle was looking really up for it, and shot against the 'keeper in the 39th minute. But we went in at half time leading 2-1 but knowing that, with away goals irrelevant, we were now very much in the game. And just after the hour mark, cometh the time, cometh the man. Doyle slammed a beauty home from the edge of the penalty area. Surely it was ours for the taking now?

    Not during normal time, at least. We poured men forward trying to win it before extra time, but to no avail. I even had both my key strikers on the pitch! Perhaps foolishly, I left them on for extra time. I should have taken Doyle off. After exactly 100 minutes, a corner came in and we were once again behind. Was this it for our promotion push? Doyle immediately went up the other end, but he shot just wide when he could have scored. It felt like at least the first "last chance"! It certainly wasnt the last of them. We peppered the Worcester goal for the entire final 15 minutes, Doyle in particular looking dangerous. For once, however, it wasnt to be for him, and our promotion dream was over for another season. After such an exciting match, coming so soon after the dramatic final day, I couldnt be too hard on the players, even though I knew they had thrown it away. With 26 league goals, top scorer despite a very lengthy injury, Doyle hadnt quite been able to do enough on his return to the team to see us through to the final. So now, it was time to re-motivate the players. We had a trophy to win.....! Also, the fact that the club had received its highest-ever gate could not hurt the finances!

    Telford provided the opposition as Worksop went to Wembley for the first time. A picture, this time, tells a thousand words. Yes, the agony of extra-time once again!

    This season also saw my first manager of the month award!! That was a good feeling! I also broke the club's unbeaten record in early April, another month in which I wont a manage of the month award for getting so close to automatic promotion with my run at the end.

    Clearly, all the cup success culminating in a Wembley final meant that the finances are now in a much better shape. Wembley gate receipts took me out of the red in one day. So this means next season, it is, most certainly, AUTOMATIC PROMOTION TIME. It has to be, doesn't it?

    The other goal for next season will be securing Doyle on a 2-year deal at least. With that cash, it's doable now. Might even get a stadium expansion, perhaps....it is a mark of how much bigger the club has got that this season, I didnt even get into the top three for manager of the year. In order to push on to automatic promotion, I think I need to bring in a top-class 'keeper and probably another central defender, as well as some top-class full-backs.

    Key Players

    Conor Doyle* - Stupidly easy decision as BSN Player of the Season as well as top scorer. Quite simply brilliant.
    Andy Bradley - Played a crucial role to ensure that the loss of Doyle for nearly 2 months wasn't too damaging.
    James McQuilkin - Little gem, this one. Quietly held the side together, and scored some magnificent goals.
    Gary Murphy - I'm glad he's no longer the star of the side - it's a sign that the team is much better now. Not that he isn't still brilliant! Now attracting interest from Coventry.
    Krisztian Adorjan - Still not as good as he should be, but improved a lot this year, and is pivotal to the side.
    Lewis Garner - Most improved player of the season. Average last year, but kept getting better this time around.
    Sean Ford - Sean 'Rory Delap' Ford's attributes speak for themselves. I have built a tactic around him!

    (*= fans' player of the year)

    The team of the year
    The historical best XI - six new inductees including the obvious!

    So, onwards and, hopefully, upwards....

    In other news, Stoke managed to beat Man Utd in the FA Cup final, meaning that the last two winners of the famous old trophy have been Wigan and Stoke....
    Man City won their 4th title in five years, whilst the red half of Manchester were beaten by Claudio Ranieri's Inter in the Champions' League Final. Bad year in finals for United!

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    2012/13	    Blue Square North      17th	        45       Avoided relegation
    2013/14	    Blue Square North      11th	        58       Mid-table finish, FA Cup 1st Round, BSN Manager of the Year.
    2014/15	    Blue Square North      13th	        56       Mid-table finish.
    2015/16	    Blue Square North      2nd	        77       Playoff semi-finals; FA Cup 2nd round; FA Trophy Winners.

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    With Pace and Acceleration like that, I'm not surprised Doyle has been so good. McQuilkin is leading the assist charts for Hereford in the BSP in my game, hold on to him.

    Anyway, an enjoyable read.

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    Cheers for that Impale, was worried it went on a bit!

    Yeah - Doyle is awesome and McQuilkin seems massively underrated in-game to me. A top find. Need a few more quality players over the summer, especially as I think I will have to sell Doyle because he won't sign another extension, I dont think. Either summer or January, he'll be off up the leagues for a six-figure sum.

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    Well, I'm still awake at this time. I think it's apparent that I have nothing better to do...

    Re: Selling Doyle. I've been there many times before. I wouldn't be surprised if your chairman goes over your head for a fee that you find unacceptable. It's about time that FM had a contract clause for "a year in the clubs option". It's so common in football, no idea why it hasn't been implemented yet.


    Hmm, I just noticed, why don't your players display any of the information on their attributes screen? Wage, value, age, nationality etc.

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    Oh - I hadnt noticed. That is wierd. No idea. The information is on their home screens though so if you need any of that information let me know.

    Although I am turning in now. I sat here at 1am thinking "I'll just get the end of season post done....".....
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    It only seems to be your players who aren't newgens. Strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XaW View Post
    I've been rumored to replace Andre Villas Boas......at Everton.......by Mike Ashley....? wth?

    First time my name has come up in the media, but fun non the less! =)

    Just had my first job rumor -- mid-season of my first year. Leqgue two Gateshead only, but much earlier than I expected...another on same day, for L2 Stevenage. I didn't think I was doing *that* well!

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    it's a bug with the show recent attributes changes box ticked. If you go back then return to the player it shows. Think a few of mine screenshots are the same.

    Dons, NZAaza, GreyedOutMan and anyone else - Well done on promotion and good luck to the new challengers
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    The players to replace Jamil Adam and Ben Williamson? I hope so

    Lateef Elford-Alliyu

    Andy Weimann

    Williamson went for 30k and 50% sell on to Chesterfield and Adam went for 180k and 50% sell on to Ipswich. Shame to see both go but Adam would of likely gone sooner or later and Williamson would not cut it enough for my liking.

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    Whoever is making these FA Cup draws hates me. Is it really too much to ask that I get a nice trip to a league club who can slaughter me while I make a bunch of money instead of giving me trips that reward me with more fixture congestion in front of like 5 paying customers?

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    Just lost in the BSP Play-off Semis. Gutted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spankie View Post
    I read somewhere here that teamwork is the only match preparation that builds up over time and it's possible to have it set to teamwork up until a day before a match and change it to something else to get double benefit.
    There is an article covering this. Teamwork doesn't take any extra time --- doesn't cut into normal training...any other match preparation does, and so lowers overall training time. The article referenced the teamwork for all but day prior to match, then switching to something appropriate.

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    I'm finished

    Well, that ends that. It was fun. I don't know how the rest of you do so well, but I can't. Will I start again? Maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welsh Wizard View Post
    The players to replace Jamil Adam and Ben Williamson? I hope so

    Lateef Elford-Alliyu

    Andy Weimann

    Williamson went for 30k and 50% sell on to Chesterfield and Adam went for 180k and 50% sell on to Ipswich. Shame to see both go but Adam would of likely gone sooner or later and Williamson would not cut it enough for my liking.
    You managed to sign the Weeman?
    If he plays anything like he has done when he was on loan to Watford then you've got a workhorse with quite a bit of quality. If you can keep him he should be good enough for the Championship.


    G_D_K - I use the scout report of the opposition as a reminder to change the match preparation into something more suitable. Often not what the scout recommends, if hew recommends anything.

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    Cheers for the essay GreyedOutMan

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    Chesham - Blue Square Bet Premier - 2017/18



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    2012/13    Chesham United               England           Blue Square South            19th                  
    2013/14    Chesham United               England           Blue Square South            11th                             FA Trophy Runner Up
    2014/15    Chesham United               England           Blue Square South             5th                             Promotion via Playoffs / FA Trophy Semis
    2015/16    Chesham United               England           Blue Square Bet Premier      20th                             FA Trophy winners
    2016/17    Chesham United               England           Blue Square Bet Premier      15th   
    2017/18    Chesham United               England           Blue Square Bet Premier      4th                               Promotion via Playoffs / FA Trophy winners










    Sorry about the basic update again.
    The short and sweet story is that we started the year off dismally, but after a radical change in tactics, the boys rallied and we were amazing.
    We have now turned professional and look forward to a new era in Chesham United.




    Next Season

    Somehow keep a half decent squad
    Don't get relagated


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    Quote Originally Posted by spankie View Post
    You managed to sign the Weeman?
    If he plays anything like he has done when he was on loan to Watford then you've got a workhorse with quite a bit of quality. If you can keep him he should be good enough for the Championship.


    G_D_K - I use the scout report of the opposition as a reminder to change the match preparation into something more suitable. Often not what the scout recommends, if hew recommends anything.
    I do the same, but only (at least when I remember) a day or so leading into the match...rest of the time I try to keep on teamwork, to maximize the rest of my training time.

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    Okay, person number 44's proper end of season write up. Not playing around with the fancy formatting as I don't know how to do that yet, but maybe in time...

    Carshalton, season 1, season 2012/13, aka YEAR ZERO.

    Media prediction - can't remember, but probably something insulting like "struggling against relegation".
    Actual finish - 6th
    Final squad
    Transfers
    Finances, we don't talk about finances.
    I SAID WE DON'T TALK ABOUT FINANCES


    Key players

    The Axe
    . He's mint and is going to get better. A good League Two player, with me hopefully.
    Thomas Petersen
    . My defensive rock, was released by Brondby, but impressed on trial and should see me through even to League One.
    Matt Ingram. One of my first signings, purely on the basis he was released by Wycombe. No idea how good he'll turn out, but still lovely stats for Conference South.
    Gomez was one of my better players, but was on a fortune. I took advantage of the "release at any time" clause, which is a lovely addition. And sacked him with 4 games left once the playoffs were out of reach.

    Season summary

    I started with the usual frenzy associated with the first season of a Dafuge challenge. I signed the first person I could find who was interested in being my assistant manager, luckily he was also able to play, despite being 40 years old. Surely he'd be useful? No, not a single minute of playing time for the ageing donkey. Once he was in, I also found some half (okay, quarter) decent staff, including former Wycombe man Stefan Oakes as a player coach.

    Player wise, it was the usual set of misfits and idiots at first. In hindsight, there were some terrible mistakes in here, especially those on higher wages that I panic bought and have since failed to get rid of.

    Throughout the season things picked up as my scouts found some (relative) gems and by the end of season I have a capable, relatively well balanced team, albeit one that allows me no flexibility to bring anyone in, despite me having the whole of the new season's transfer window in front of me. Although that is after signing this sexy beast.

    Results wise, we started well. I played a possession based game for the first 2/3rds of the season, which although it looked pretty and returned some nice statistics in terms of possession and pass completion, saw me bored, frustrated and rooted in lower mid table. With 14 games left, I changed to a high tempo, counterattacking set up and things turned amazingly. 10 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat from the last 14 games has me excited about next season. We finished 4 points off the playoffs, signing off with an away win against Basingstoke, who needed a win to try to stay up but whose disciplinary problems (they'd already had 12 sent off in the season) rather got the better of them.

    The cups were a debacle.

    STOP PRESS!

    STADIUM EXPANSION!!

    WHAT ARE THE SEATS MADE OF!?!?!



    Edit: We're 40-1 for the new season. There's money to be made there. Maybe enough to buy some more seats...

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    Potential takeover in the works. Transfer embargo in place. CLIVE PLATT mooted as my replacement. Don't even think about it!


    Edit: Aha, it collapses a week later. In your face Platt.
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    Well my season is currently drawing to a close and after a disappointing first half of the season. It looked all doom and gloom for me. Screens to come soon but it has been my worst start to a season in quite some time. But alas I have 4 games left and am currently 6 pts clear, Will post my season review shortly.

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    #53 here reporting for duty.

    Chesham are going pretty strongly, we're currently sitting in 8th although we've played more games than most of the BSS.

    Signings include the usual Jamie Tank, Loris Karius and a man called Ben Wright who has been superb up front for me.

    Attendances are dire, 350 people-ish per game. Terrible considering we're performing well above expectations.

    But that's all from me this January - in the words of Arnie, I'll be back.

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    Wanted to see if Beckham was available as coach, that could have been fun, but he wasn't - This is a nice feature though!

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    Thought I should just check in, my Oxford City boys are absolutely storming it this season after missing out on the playoffs by 2 points last year.

    Currently we are top by 14 points with 11 games to go! I'll put a more in-depth post up at the end of the season, hopefully celebrating promotion!

    Also, here's something I found that may be beneficial to some (spoilered as it is player/club naming that some people may want to avoid )

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    Currently I have 11 Irish players who I signed from amateur teams in Ireland. I would defo recommend getting a scout over there. Notable teams include: Gweedore Utd, Kilmallock Utd, Col Corinthians and St Joseph's Boys. I've picked up a couple of players at least from each of those clubs and they are really doing the business. Screenies of the players available on request

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    Participate Number: 54

    Stafford Rangers- 2012/2013 End of Season review

    Well it started out a poor season and just everything about the team was poor.

    http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...29at112051.png

    In which I only managed to notch up 2 wins out of a shocking 19 games, I did begin to lose hope, but alas I used the second part of the season to soldier and clear out the garage.

    I was going for a youthful approach to my season in which my average age was 21 so maybe that is why my team faltered and just did not look particular damaging to any of my opponents. I did have a massive transfer history to contend with. In which none of the players really excelled so I will be looking into that for the new coming season, That's if the board keep with me.

    http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...29at101401.png

    http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...29at101429.png

    Perhaps three players that particularly changed the outcome of my season was footballing vet Steve Woods aged 36 from Staines, John Cunliffe a loanee striker that although did not score, his presence in the area definitely brought out the best of Stafford striker Neville Thompson.

    Here is my goal breakdown

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    As you can see, My team seemed to not turn up to the game within the first 15 minutes. And I can tell you, it was frustrating since most of the goals conceeded were easily between the 0sec-1min mark!

    Here is my final board confidence taken a week after the season finished! http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...29at111644.png

    Here is my final league table and I shall indeed update at the start of the new season

    http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...29at111411.png
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    Woho.. the first season has started of the dafuge challenge.. Won 4-0 against Hinckley!! Goals by Dillon, El-Harrati, Bola and Field.. Hope we can keep this form.

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    Scottehh - where did you finish? No table....

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    Cheers, I missed that! Just added the final table

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    My game came today and after holidaying.. and holidaying again since i forgot to untick key staff, i am the proud manager of Hastings utd. Here's my manager profile thingo http://i.imgur.com/c7fqp.png, it would be appreciated if the gray man could add me to the list. I should have my first update by tomorrow, but ive got my transfers done already with 2k per week to spare (Anyone know of a good expensive striker/mid i can sign?). Im playing it tight since we started almost in the red.

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    #20 - CHIPPENHAM - BLUE SQUARE SOUTH - 2013/2014
    Squad - Transfers In & Out - Final Table - Position History

    I decided to make some changes to my squad from last season with a lot of the poor performers heading for the exit door to be replaced by a new batch. I missed out on a couple of targets but otherwise I started the season on a high after a good pre-season, highlighted by a 6-1 victory over League 1 Swindon in our penultimate friendly.

    Sadly the league campaign didn't begin with the same buzz as last season and we suffered a couple of injuries, most notably to my star striker of last season, Adam Francis. While we were inconsistent in the league though we had no such trouble in the FA Cup however. We reached the 3rd Round and a home tie against Championship side Millwall were we held on for a 0-0 draw before losing 4-1 at the New Den.

    The FA Trophy was a little bit frustrating as we reached the 1st Round, after coming through a replay with eventual BSS winners Eastleigh, to then lose out in another replay to Hampton & Richmond in a game where we'd dominated.

    The second half of the season, after our cup exploits were over, saw us have to play a game every 2-3 days for far too long that cost us. An 8 game unbeaten run had me dreaming of sneaking into the playoffs but it wasn't to be and our inconsistency returned to see us end the season in mid-table once more.

    FINAL POSITION - 14TH

    HIGH -
    The FA Cup run, we were scoring for fun and knocked out League Two Walsall as well as Woking of the Blue Square Premier.
    LOW - The 3 game losing streak that followed our FA Cup exit, including a 5-1 loss to Tonbridge.


    KEY PLAYERS
    Adam Francis -
    His injury at the start of the season was a big blow but he went on to have another good season for us.
    Jim Thompson - He came through our youth system last season and I noticed my coaches recommended him quite highly. He could be one to hopefully follow us up the leagues.
    Josh Millwood - He was my rock in central defence last season and he delivered once again this season. Consistent and he gets his fair share of goals surprisingly.
    Oscar Threlkeld - My best signing of this summer by a long way. Formed a great partnership with Millwood in the centre of my defence.
    Charlie Taylor - Another of my consistent players in defence. If only we had a better goalkeeper behind them.
    Ben Mantom - Still a teenager but he performed very well when I used him this season. He'll hopefully be used a lot more next season.

    AIMS FOR NEXT SEASON
    • New goalkeepers are a must. We're definitely missing out on points by not having a decent keeper behind my defence.
    • Another good run in the FA Cup would be nice financially, I may have to sacrifice it though to keep my squad fresh.
    • A push for the playoffs please.
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    SEASON            LEAGUE                  POSITION                                  CUPS                                                  
    
    2012/13           Blue Square South         15th            FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round, FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round
    2013/14           Blue Square South         14th            FA Cup 3rd Round, FA Trophy 1st Round
    Last edited by Mr Beefy; 29-10-2011 at 11:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Glad to see you are doing better and bad luck on missing promotion. How can afford wages like that though, 700 app fee on top of 750 p/w
    I hope he is worth it.

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    The trip to Wembley last year put me in a very strong financial position.

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    Possibly the strangest game I've played in a long time...at home against 2nd place Bromley, they scored all the goals....

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    #2 Worksop BSN 2013/14

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    FA Cup - 1st Rd
    FA Trophy - 1st Rd

    Started this season in poor form dominating possesion in matches and getting a lot of chances but missing the target with most. Things turned around in Dec with the arrival of Mandron and Koroma who had bedded themselves in by this point, this led to a great run of 17 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses. I made the playoffs with 1 game to spare. I lost the first leg of the playoff semi 2-1 before winning 3-0 at home. I beat Corby 3-1 in the last game of the season with my reserve team but luck needed to be on my side to win the playoff.
    Made the 1st Rd of the FA trophy before losing to Grimsby. In the FA cup i thrashed 2 of my rivals in making the 1st Rd where i was comfortably beaten 2-0 by L2 Barnet.
    My finances are terrible, currently i am 200K in the red, the board has now built a new stadium to add to the debt. At 5862 it only slightly more than the 3200 i already have. The board have cut my wage budget for the new season.

    Squad

    Transfers

    I signed Jansson, Dick and Hajrovic before the season started, they proved excellent buys and made the defence really tight. By Oct i added Ntini, Mandron and Koroma who made a real difference to the side by providing a goal threat. Trialed a few european youth internationals and signed the 2 danish and Smilyanov. Nielsen is my best player already a leading L2 player, also signed Thomas who proved rubbish in his 2 apps before a 2 month injury finished his season, i hope he can prove the difference in the BSP.
    Lombaxe also rates a mention, started the season as a striker with no success, sat out most of the season but came back to put in some great displays at right midfield in the last 6 weeks.
    In spite of all the incoming players player of the season was yet again the Tank.


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    Season        League       Position       FA Cup              Other Cups              Europe              Achievements
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    2012/13        BSN           13th         4th QRd         FA Trophy - 3rd QRd          N/A                     None
    2013/14        BSN           3rd          1st Rd          FA Trophy - 1st Rd           N/A                     Promoted via playoffs
    Last edited by Thebaker; 29-10-2011 at 12:36.

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    Not sure if my rep is really increasing - Guisley still have a higher rep and they are still in the regional leagues, half the BSS and BSN are higher rep, Hinkley appear to be the BSP team lower than me.

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    Chippenham Town| Season 2013/14 | Blue Square Bet Premier

    Table | Squad | Transfers | Player Stats | Best Eleven


    A really good first season in the Blue Square Premier League, and we would have won the league if it wasn’t for an unbeatable Crewe Alexandria team. As 2nd place in the league, we hoped to get promoted via playoffs, but alas, it wasn’t to be this season. We lost 2-3 on aggregate against Burton in the Playoff Semifinal. Still many memorable moments, we retained the FA Trophy, and since we’re still in the BSP next season, we have a decent shot at the treble. We did well in the FA Cup as well, holding Premier League’s Wigan to a 0-0 draw at the DW Stadium in the 3rd round, before losing respectably 3-4 at home in a surprisingly even match.

    Key players:

    Could have mentioned more, but these stood out this year

    Johannes Westö – | Winger | - did well again. 8 goals – 15 assists –and Av.r 7.53

    Marko Mitrovic - | Striker | -top goalscorer. 25 goals - 4 assists - Av.r 7.35

    Ryan Tunnicliffe - | MC | - solid in the middle. 1 goals - 2 assists - Av.r 7.08

    Jake Nicholson | MC | - Young mc with potential. 5 goals and 7 assists – Av.r 7.10

    Tom Tynan | Winger | - player of the season, 17 goals and 18 assists from the flank – Av.r 7.63

    Derek Foran - | DC | - a rock at the back. Contributed forward too, 7 goals from set pieces in all games.

    Joe McKee - | AMC | - Amazing player for most leagues I would think, 4 goals and 12 assists in just 15 games! - Av.r 7.47

    Awards:


    Blue Square Bet Premier Manager of the Year

    Blue Square Bet Premier Player of the Year

    Chippenham Town Fans' Player of the Year

    Finances:
    We signed fewer players on free transfer this season, but most of them was high quality. Thanks to constant haggling with agents over salaries, we are still well under the wage budget limit. The FA Trophy win and our run in the FA Cup have made sure that our finances look healthy at the moment, but we still have higher expenses than income, so that has to be addressed. It’s still nice to have a financial buffer.

    Goals for next season:
    1. Get rid of deadwood
    2. Keep costs down
    3. Look for more bargains
    4. Try to secure promotion
    5. Convince the board yet again to agree to increase the scouting range
    Looking forward to the new season
    Code:
    Season      Division                    Position        Cups
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    2012/13     Blue Square Bet South           1st             FA Cup 3rd Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy Winners
    2013/14     Blue Square Bet Premier         2nd             FA Cup 3rd Rnd, FA Trophy Winner

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    #81 - Kingstonian. Season '12-'13. Blue Square South.

    BSS position: 5th League table Lost in play-off final, on penalties.
    FA Cup: 3rd Qualifying round
    FA Trophy: 3rd round

    Summary: Lots of draws, a bit of a slump, then in or around play-off places for the rest of the season mostly thanks to the meanest defence in the division. We were lucky to scrape through the play-off semi on penalties, then lost to form team Eastbourne (9 wins in last 11 league games) on penalties in the final. We were lucky to get to pens, as we got battered for 120 minutes.

    Transfers:Transfers (page 1/3) Signed 61 players over the course of the season, nearly all youngsters on a fiver a week. Some made it to featuring in the first team, and as they came through I let the more expensive first-teamers go. Always kept well within the wage budget.

    Future prospects: Despite my wage efficiency, the club is still losing money and Barry Hearn has no intention of putting more cash in. In fact, at the end of the season he cut the wage budget in half. My first-team squad for next year is 3 cheap senior players, Loris Karius, and whatever of the youth team are young enough to not need a new contract over the summer. It's going to be a struggle.

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    I took a screenshot of my rep early on with Hastings....midway through the season, I am seeing some small increase...though I'ms till showing a lot of the regional D7 teams ahead of me....I imagine it's just slow progress unless you win something (decent cup run, promotion, etc)

    edit: Though, looking at the rep table, it looks like I'm still the lowest rep of all BSN/BSS teams
    Last edited by G_D_K; 29-10-2011 at 13:38.

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    Well done Gman, next season could be the one

    What kind of formation were you playing?

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    Just turned down my first job offer by another team - L1 Dagenham and Redbridge, not to bad considering i havn't actually won anything or had great cup runs.

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    Updated the table - again, not sure if I've remembered to add every promotion into the leagues breakdown so if anyone has a few minutes on their hands please do check my figures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSpurs94 View Post
    Well done Gman, next season could be the one

    What kind of formation were you playing?
    Thanks!

    I play a customized 4-2-3-1 Wide, balanced attack, works as a charm!
    There's always next season

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Updated the table - again, not sure if I've remembered to add every promotion into the leagues breakdown so if anyone has a few minutes on their hands please do check my figures!
    Just gonna say great work mate! I checked quickly and couldn't find any errors.

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    WHY ME?

    Now paying £750 a week for a player who cant play. Or is there insurance at this level????
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    # 7 Banbury United 2012/2013 Blue Square North


    League

    Fantastic Debut Season from my side. Bossed the league from the very first day. Built my squad around Loris Karius and a strong defence but also free flowing wingers.

    Cups

    Reached the 2nd round of the FAT before losing 2-1 to BSP Hereford. My FA Cup adventure ended in the first round to League 1 Bristol Rovers, losing 5-3 on Penalties after 2-2 draws in the initial tie and the replay.

    Next Season

    Goals
    Survive
    Strengthen some areas of the squad
    Build a younger squad
    Sort out the finances
    Last edited by Hypanimz; 29-10-2011 at 15:03.

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    Default #38 Steveo999 - Bury Town 14/15


    Bury Town FC | Season 2014/15

    League Table | Squad | Transfers



    CHAMPIONS! Big turnaround from last season. Started the season dominantly and despite some injury concerns we never fell below 3rd and were atop the table for the last two thirds of the season.

    Best player - Dominik Masek (ST/AML) 44(1) games, 23 gls, 19 asts, 8 mom, 7.46 av rat and Blue Square North player of the season

    Other quality performers - Arman Verma (AMC), Dominic Iorfa (DC), Jordan Dunfield (DR) and Toni Silva (MR)

    My number one striker JJ Hooper was injured for much of the season (And even when fit he'd pick up a knock every second game), but luckily we had Masek who more than filled his shoes. Hoping that after such a dominant season we won't have to make too many changes in order to be competitive in the Blue Square Premier.
    .
    Promotion was capped with the board deciding to build a new stadium!


    History

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    Season      Division                    Position            Cups
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    2012/13     Blue Square North             7th               FA Cup 3rd Qual Rnd, FA Trophy 3rd Qual Rnd
    2013/14     Blue Square North             16th              FA Cup 1st Rnd, FA Trophy 3rd Qual Rnd
    2014/15     Blue Square North             1st*              FA Cup 4th Qual Rnd, FA Trophy 2nd Rnd

    Trophy Cabinet

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    Blue Square North                                                  2014/15

    Awards

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    Blue Square North Manager of the Month                                                 4 times (Nov '12, Dec '14, Mar '15, Apr '15)
    Blue Square North Manager of the Season                                                Twice ("2012/13 & 2014/15)
    Last edited by steveoc999; 29-10-2011 at 15:30.

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