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    Wow. In a single game my two best centre backs (I only have 3) Both broke their ankles and are out for 4 months.

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    Does anyone know, if you have to pay non contract players for playing in a reserves/u18 match? Would really help Thanks

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    I don't think im allowed to win this year .. Proof

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    Had to start over again because of my stupidity (save rewrite ). Hastings didn't come up this time so I chose Oxford City. First step ... fired my 52yo goalkeeper :O

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    Doing very well in pre season of my first year in L2 (start of 4th season).

    Currently winning 4-0 at home against brentford in a friendly My new striker is on fire

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    FC United of Manchester
    Season 4 - 2015/16 – League Two
    Preseason - Media Prediction: 24th
    Proving The Media Wrong...

    Club Info

    League Two time. We are now professional! Pretty much everyone predicted relegation, including the board. Spoiler alert... that didn't happen.

    The Season
    Unbelievable. That's how I'd describe this season. We proved everybody wrong by never dropping below 8th, eventually finishing 3rd. Auto promotion was our way up! No notable cup runs this season though, but who cares when we got promoted!

    League Two Table | Position Graph

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    Finances

    FC United Awards

    Fan's Player of the Year
    Devante Cole
    It took a while to sign him, since I've been trying since BSP years... but finally, we got our man. And what a signing he was! Sure, the goals were shared, but he still scored 16 in 37. Fully deserving of this award!

    Top Scorer
    Devante Cole
    See above.

    The Jordan Swinburn Award (The Surprise of the Season award)
    Getting promoted. Easily.

    The Millward Player Choice Award (Manager's Player of the Year)
    Devante Cole
    Initially, I'd chosen Rashid Yussuf for this, but after a rethink, I had to choose Devante Cole.

    Goal of the Season
    Greg McDermott takes his rightful position as amazing goalscorer back. Another screamer from him wins it this year.
    Greg McDermott v MK Dons


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    2012/13         Blue Square North         1st           Promoted - Champions 
    2013/14         Blue Square Premier       13th          Survived Relegation
    2014/15         Blue Square Premier       2nd           Promoted - Playoffs
    2015/16         League Two                3rd           Promoted - 3rd

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    Is anybody having rep issues? My rep continues to fall, regarless of how well my team is doing. I've seen a season on season improvement, yet the rep continues to dwindle. I rose slightly after climbing out of the BSS, but since then, it's declined.

    Any tips on raising rep, other than winning stuff? I guess a good cup run could help? I've had absolutely no luck in the cups though. Best i've done was get to the semi's of the FA trophy, but had a defender sent off after 30 secs killed my chances in that game.

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    Default #99 - menace- Hitchin Town Season Review

    Hitchin Town Season Review 2011/12 - BSN

    Prediction: 20th
    Finish: 12th

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    Decent first season, but am heavily indebt. This season will have to try and stay in the league with a tiny squad and try and sort the finacnces out.

    Going to be tough! Only got a squad of about 15. managed to keep some key performers from last year though and the spine is still there so i'm not sure where i'll end up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by menace- View Post
    Going to be tough! Only got a squad of about 15. managed to keep some key performers from last year though and the spine is still there so i'm not sure where i'll end up!
    5-0 away win on the opening day of the season sees me top and has me jubilant! COYC!!

    Hopefully not getting carried away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryJudas View Post
    Is anybody having rep issues? My rep continues to fall, regarless of how well my team is doing. I've seen a season on season improvement, yet the rep continues to dwindle. I rose slightly after climbing out of the BSS, but since then, it's declined.
    I am the lowest League One team by far (FC United), but unsure if something is wrong or not. Lots of team in BSP is above me something I find to be just wrong.

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    Yes Utdchamp, I seem to be getting that too. I go to cup games against teams lower than the BSS or BSN and my team is rated as underdogs. I definetly think there maybe a bug with reputation.

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    The more I think about it the more I think something is wrong. I made the FA Cup Semi last year, and still beneath Mansfield (and similar teams) which I've been for a long time now. Started a thread in the mains to see if others are experiencing similar issues. At least it makes this challenge more challenging...

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    True, but I think it might be a problem for peole like GOM, who didn't have immediate success, as his teams rep kept falling, so eventually he was unable to sign many players. I think this might be the cause of that situation?

    It's going to have an effect on matchday performance aswell, as everytime your players take to the field, they'll feel inferior, even if they are superior.


    My latest stats were:

    100-1 winners BSP 1st season-finished 17th.
    500-1 winners BSP 2nd season-finished 9th.
    2000-1 winners BSP 3rd-ongoing.

    Now how does that work, considering the squad is far stronger, financial results have been better, and the season on season results have improved?
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    Sorry haven't updated my game status in awhile, still playing but nothing on note, still in the conference north with Chester, usually finishing mid-table, up to the 2019/20 season, had a few offers of other jobs and linked with jobs all over including championships teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryJudas View Post
    True, but I think it might be a problem for peole like GOM, who didn't have immediate success, as his teams rep kept falling, so eventually he was unable to sign many players. I think this might be the cause of that situation?

    It's going to have an effect on matchday performance aswell, as everytime your players take to the field, they'll feel inferior, even if they are superior.


    My latest stats were:

    100-1 winners BSP 1st season-finished 17th.
    500-1 winners BSP 2nd season-finished 9th.
    2000-1 winners BSP 3rd-ongoing.

    Now how does that work, considering the squad is far stronger, financial results have been better, and the season on season results have improved?
    I've brought it to their attention in the bugs forum and will be uploading some saves tonight. Not even sure it is a bug.
    Being a mathematician myself, it must be extremely difficult to balance all the reps together, club, league, etc, if not impossible.

    Quick question though, I used the save in this thread, page 1 or 2, are others?
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    #53 - Cardiovascular - Blue Square South - Chesham
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    The season was a great success up until the tail end of the season. Nonetheless, it was still a fantastic achievement to come 3rd despite disappointment in the season. We led the table for part of the season which is satisfying enough for me to be pleased for the season.

    Cups were great this year as well, we made it too the FA Cup 3rd round where we lost out to Doncaster 2-0. The FA Trophy was more of a success as we made it all the way to Wembley, but sadly we lost out to non-league Colwyn Bay and their army of Jonny Foreigners.

    Key Players

    William Collins - Captain Fantastic was absolutely superb again as he settled for being the rock in defence once more, and he also contributed heavily with some important goals. He's my personal player of the year.

    Tamer Tuna - The young Turk was a great addition to the squad, he played fantastically against us last year when he played for Bromley and I took the opportunity to sign him when he was released. 16 goals was a very good return from him.

    Ben Wright - The experienced striker was the oldest player established in the squad at 33 and it paid off. 17 goals made him our top scorer; a fantastic return although sadly it may be his last season here.

    Omar Ellabdellaoui - Omar was a great signing, he arrived on a free early in the season and proved to be a fantastic signing, he was a superb playmaker in the centre.

    Laste Dombaxe - Another superb signing, 20 assist made him an essential part of the team this year.

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    2012/13    Blue Square South      9th          None
    2013/14    Blue Square South      3rd    FA Trophy finalists

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    Season 2016/17

    I DID have a season update prepared, but the forum decided that I'd taken too long writing it, and deleted the whole thing. Which is incredibly annoying, and I can only apologise but I don't feel like rewriting it.

    I can tell you we took a small step back in the league, finishing 20th, but survived. Did nothing in the cups, no brilliant signings, and the finances are going down the pan. Roll on next season..

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    Lost in BSP Play-offs... again.

    I'll do an update when I don't feel like drowning myself in the shower.

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    I have the sneaking supicion that my St Albans side might be in the FA Trophy Final.

    it's a pity that we can't bet the clubs money in game judging by these odds.


    I called up some of my U18s players for the second leg and we won 1-0. I started the game with an U18 keeper, 2 MC and 2 strikers with a couple of other U18 players on the bench. The hulking 6' 8" striker from the youth a few days earlier came on as sub. I doubt that he'll make the grade but with 4 star potential its worth letting him have a youth contract for a couple of years.

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    The annual youth intake has arrived again and this years selection is the worst i've seen yet. Worse is the fact that one of them is my son, my first one ever in 15 years of playing CM/FM and he's useless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    The annual youth intake has arrived again and this years selection is the worst i've seen yet. Worse is the fact that one of them is my son, my first one ever in 15 years of playing CM/FM and he's useless!
    That was quick for a son!?

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    Just signed Carazinho who looks absolutely lethal for the Blue Square South!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardiovascular View Post
    Just signed Carazinho who looks absolutely lethal for the Blue Square South!
    Holy cow! Way too good for BSS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    That was quick for a son!?

    I guess so, mind you i played 36 seasons on a save last year and about 30 odd on fm10 doing dafuges without one. My age in game is 40 though.

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    #86 - Gilbster - BSP - North Ferriby - 2013/14 End of Season Update

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    A pretty decent season all around. We made a few key signings, but probably lacking a decent striker, and stayed mid table throughout the season. Apart from surviving, nothing really of note to write about this season. Although I have been told I'm getting a new stadium, which is a ridiculous waste of money at this level. And it wont be big enought when we hit the big time.

    Aims:

    Improve my strikeforce
    Get slightly better back up players
    Perhaps work out if any players ever, ever want to come on loan!

    Career So Far


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    2012/13   BSN         5th     1st R       FAT 1st R              Promoted via Playoffs
    2013/14   BSP         16th    4th QR      FAT 3rd R
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardiovascular View Post
    but sadly we lost out to non-league Colwyn Bay and their army of Jonny Foreigners.
    It's not just on my game then. They are in BSS and sign players who won't talk to me, 2nd season in BSP - it's ridiculous. I don't know how they sign them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impale View Post
    It's not just on my game then. They are in BSS and sign players who won't talk to me, 2nd season in BSP - it's ridiculous. I don't know how they sign them.
    Its certainly on mine and Newport as well, i have ended up scouting all players they take on trial!
    They have 20 nationalities, i'm always fond of signing loads of different foreigners and only have 22 nationalities. few other clubs have more than 6 in the BSP
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    Impale - #48 - Redditch United
    Season 3 - 2014/2015 - Blue Square Premier


    Predicted Finish - 21st
    Final Position - 3rd - Lost in Play-off Semi Final

    FA Cup - 4th Round - 0-4 v Arsenal (A)
    FA Trophy - Winners - 1-0 v Chelmsford (hollow victory)

    Another season, another loss in the Play-off Semis. It's just gutting. I had a load of games postponed over Christmas, and so I played 17 games in March and April. I was playing players with 70% fitness. I was resting them for weeks at a time, we basically never trained - and I was trying to compete with Professional clubs with full-time players. The season went down to the wire, had I won the last game (I drew) we would have won the league. As it turned out, I finished 3rd, equal on points with 2nd and 1st with 3 worse goal difference.

    I'm not going to screenshot my key players, they were all ****. We played like donkeys during the second half of the season. I'm going to sleep with all of their wives and put their children to work in sweat shops: I'm distraught, livid, gutted, incensed and a very sad panda. I will however divulge my ridiculous injury list (only for the last couple of months);

    1st Choice DR & Captain - Missed all of March - 9 games
    2nd Choice DR - Missed all of March and April - 17 games
    1st Choice DL - Missed 1st 3 months of season and all of April (8 games)
    1st Choice MR - Missed March and April - 17 games
    1st Choice ST - Missed April - 6 games
    Other 1st ST - Missed half of January, February, March and half of April. Over 20 games.
    3rd Choice St - Missed 4 months at start of season, half of March - 5 games.
    1st Choice AM - Missed all of March for U19 comp & half of April injured - 13 games
    4th Choice ST - Missed all of March onwards - Broken Leg
    2nd Choice RM/ST - Missed all of Jan, and all of April - 13 games
    Joint 2nd CM - Missed march onwards - Broken Leg
    3rd Choice CM - Missed all of March for U19 comp, all of April injured - 17 games.


    So to summarise. I had no DR for my congested fixture list in March. I played my 3rd choice LB who is 'orange' there. I had no MR for April, I played a kid. During April I was stuck playing out of position wingers, kids, or players just back from fitness up front. I only had available 2 CMs after Christmas, they both played when utterly knackered. I was getting 2 injuries a game. Oh, and my 3 keepers didn't pick up a single knock all year (huzzah!)

    Basically, I got screwed over. Hard.


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    |2012/13 |    BSN   |   1st    |                 Champions                       |
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    |2013/14 |    BSP   |   4th    |           Play-off Semi Final losers            |
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    |2014/15 |    BSP   |   3rd    | Play-off Semi Final losers / FA Trophy Winners  |
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    Last edited by Impale; 07-11-2011 at 21:24.

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    Just secured promotion to the Championship! Still got 6 games remaining, so hopefully I don't screw up 1st place like I did in League 2!


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    100th game as manager of St Albans and the win gives us the BSS title with 5 league games and the FA Trophy final to go.

    I've just had a look at my profile and the Financial Control bar is full, yet the club owes almost £200k

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    Not a full update, but I've got to the end of the regular season in my Marine game. I managed to finish 2nd in the league thanks to a strong finish, but was never in a position to challenge AFC Telford despite having the top scorer in the league (Ben Williamson 29 goals), and the top creator (Stefan Oakes 22 assists). Anyway, wish me luck in the play offs...

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    Gilbster, Thats bad luck missing out on the title i can sympathise with the injury problems, having some of those myself.
    Now in Mar 1st and 2nd choice CB's out for 5 -6 weeks, first 3 strikers were out for a month or more, now coming back. Best 2 cm's, 1 out for 8 months the other for 4 months and 2 other cm's out for a few weeks. I'm not down to the bare bones as i have a lot of NC players, although the finances are suffering.
    Still you are lucky to get a sniff of the title, last 5 winners of the BSP on my game had 93,94,94, last years was 100 with 88 for 4th, this year the leader has 93 points from 40 games!

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    FC United of Manchester
    Season 3 - 2014/15 – Blue Square Bet North
    Preseason - Media Prediction: 11th

    Third time a charm? It's really not!

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    Heartbreak again as the curse of the play-offs struck again, this time having won the first leg 1-0 away from home, only to fall at home 2-0 to Gateshead.

    The season wasn't a bad one in terms of points accumulated and finishing position, but the league was dominated by Solihull Moors who maintained top spot for 32 of the 42 games, meaning they were never going to be caught.
    Plus points were the fact that three of my players were very close to a 20-goal season, as well as a fair amount of the squad achieving 7.00+ ratings for the campaign.


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    2012/13         Blue Square North          4th           Reached play-offs 
    2013/14         Blue Square North          9th           Reached FA Cup 1st round
    2014/15         Blue Square North          3th           Highest finish to date
    Targets for new season:

    1. Avoid a mid-season slump
    2. Find a striker that can work alongside Billy Paynter
    3. Expand the scouting range

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    I'm joining this as Marine. Here's my profile.

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    A 2 season update here from list member #1

    My 3rd season in the Blue Square South was a rip-roaring success, winning theleague rather than failing in the play-offs. A 2nd round FA Cup jaunt meant my coffers remained slightly less empty than they could have been, but still around 200k in the red. Mysquad did OK, without anyone really standing out.

    My 4th season, and first in the Blue Square Premier, ended with another top spot, however it all came down to the last game of the season. Darlington needed a win to take automatic promotion, having beaten me two weeks before. Luckily for me they had a man sent off after 23 minutes and could only manage a 0-0 draw, meaning that I flukedpromotion. A win against even-more-non-league-than-Hastings Colwyn Bay also gave me another trophy in the cabinet.

    The most intriguing moment of the season came my my assman suggested this guy as a coach. If only I had the £. Squad-wise, again no-one stood out although an honourable mention goes to my Columbian Christian Montana who scored a goal every other game, despite managing to have awful performances in-between the goals.

    Next season sees me take on League 2, having persuaded the chairman to buy the ground for the princely cost of 6.5k per month for the next millennium, and him returning the favour by giving me less budget for wages than last season, and £0 transfer funds. My aim is simply to survive.

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    Early season progress is looking gooooooooooood! Confidence is high and individual performances are excellent.

    Fingers crossed I can escape the division at the fourth attempt!

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    Season 2014-2015 Review


    The gates at the Dripping Pan

    Media Prediction: 24th
    My Prediction: Top half of the table.
    Final Position: 12th


    2013-2014 ended with promotion via the playoffs and a Manager of the Year award for moi. This season, Twelfth was more than we deserved after a season full of atrocious defending, Thankfully, Aaron Woodley and new signing Alex Jones served up over 40 goals between them to help us on our way to a comfortable position in the Blue Square Premier

    Next season, the aim will be to bolster the defence in order to make a proper attempt at getting promoted, hopefully a takeover should be concluded as the chairman wants to leave, with a bit of luck, they'll clear the debt that the club has got itself into (despite me keeping well within budget.)

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    FA Cup: Still searching for my first FA Cup win after a 2-1 defeat to Sutton United in the Fourth Qualifying Round.
    FA Trophy: Shocked 3-2 by Hampton and Waterlooville in the First Round.

    Managers Player of the Season

    Jernade Meade: Could easily have been one of our strikers but 10 goals,12 assists and an average rating of 7.21 was more than enough to secure Jernade his pick for player of the season.

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    2012/13  Blue Square South     8th       67       FA Trophy Semi Finalists
    2013/14  Blue Square South     3rd       72       Promoted via playoffs
    2014/15  Blue Square Premier   12th      63


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    Quote Originally Posted by chuk View Post
    I've brought it to their attention in the bugs forum and will be uploading some saves tonight. Not even sure it is a bug.
    Being a mathematician myself, it must be extremely difficult to balance all the reps together, club, league, etc, if not impossible.

    Quick question though, I used the save in this thread, page 1 or 2, are others?
    Maybe other teams finances, players, av ratings - or however the game calculates - just have "improved" more than you have in the 3 seasons?

    On the positive side! stay in BSP for another 5 seasons, with a potential 2.048.000-1 you can buy England national team if you put some cash on the bet pre season

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    Congrats on staying up HFD - I really like your photo in the updates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    I think I'll call this screenshot LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER!!!
    I heard he really wanted to be a Harrow's player from unofficial channels

    High Flying Dwarf - I love that stadium piccy!

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    "ONE ALL, WE ALWAYS DRAW ONE ALL, WE ALWAYS DRAW ONE ALL" Repeat endlessly.

    Thats what my fans must be singing. 3 games in L2 3 one all draws!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennuk View Post
    "ONE ALL, WE ALWAYS DRAW ONE ALL, WE ALWAYS DRAW ONE ALL" Repeat endlessly.

    Thats what my fans must be singing. 3 games in L2 3 one all draws!
    Typically after writing this i play the next game and win 4-0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brizza View Post
    Congrats on staying up HFD - I really like your photo in the updates!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dons View Post
    I heard he really wanted to be a Harrow's player from unofficial channels

    High Flying Dwarf - I love that stadium piccy!
    Cheers lads

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    HENDON F.C - Season 2022/23
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    Another midtable finish although we did slightly improve our position. We had a great run in the F.A Cup, beating Chelsea on our way to the Semi Finals where Manchester United proved to be too strong for us and we went out losing 3-0. The Carling Cup still eludes us, we will one day make it to the 2nd Round!

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    2012/13     Blue Square South           6th             F.A Cup 3rd Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 2nd Rnd
    2013/14     Blue Square South           5th             F.A Cup 2nd Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 1st Rnd
    2014/15     Blue Square South          12th             F.A Cup 3rd Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 2nd Rnd
    2015/16     Blue Square South           9th             F.A Cup 2nd Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 1st Rnd
    2016/17     Blue Square South           1st             F.A Cup 2nd Rnd, F.A Trophy 4th Rnd
    2017/18     Blue Square Premier        10th             F.A Cup 4th Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 4th Rnd
    2018/19     Blue Square Premier         1st             F.A Cup 5th Rnd, F.A Trophy Winners
    2019/20     npower League 2             9th             F.A Cup 3rd Rnd, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT 1st Rnd
    2020/21     npower League 2             1st             F.A Cup 2nd Rnd, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT Semi-Finals
    2021/22     npower League 1            15th             F.A Cup 3rd Rnd, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT 2nd Rnd
    2022/23     npower League 1            14th             F.A Cup Semi Finals, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT 2nd Rnd
    Next Season Targets

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    *Reach 3rd Round of Carling Cup

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    HFD, I forgot about those gates at Lewes, I only see the new entrance at the back of the terracing whenever I go, it is a gem of a ground.

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    Does anyone else having problems finding a really good keeper?

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    My new signing, not a bad winger for the BSP...

    Karim Annan

    Didn't realise he had German second nationality so offered the contract with the expectation of a WP being denied, and got a nice surprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dons View Post
    Does anyone else having problems finding a really good keeper?
    I've got Dan Thomas and he's been usually reliable with only the odd gaffe. I think he's only 4 star potential and 3 and half star ability. So I will have to look for a long term replacement at some point.
    I also have a Scottish 18 year old regen in my U18 that will be understudy next season and will get a few games after only conceeding 1 goal so far in his 4 first team games. I suspect that his potential might not be much higher then Thomas'

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    Amazing. You have played 11 !!! seasons already and I'm only in my 2nd. Daamn..

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    Gypsum's Worksop town - League 1 - 2016/17


    League position: 1st
    / Position chart

    FA Cup: 4th round

    Transfers - The £850k sale of Duarte (against my will!) is the obvious headline here!

    Finances -
    All money from the sale of Duarte disappeared when our board needed to upgrade the seating capacity of our stadium.

    General squad info



    Star players:

    1- Jonas Pettersson - Our club captain now has 50 goals in his 81 league games with us.
    2- Zlatko Rozman - The Croatian centre-back joined us on a free and marshalled the defence all season.
    3- Andreas Lerby - A Danish centre-back who only joined us in January, but had a huge impact.

    Notable mentions: Derek Wright - A Chelsea youth product who we signed from Sheffield Wednesday on a free. Ricardo Duarte - The Portuguese midfielder signed for us on a free and was clearly too good for League 1. The chairman sold him for £850k to Championship Norwich in January.

    Other information: With the need to increase our seating capacity to meet with Championship regulation, we will be temporarily playing our games at Doncaster's Keepmoat stadium.


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    2012/13              Blue Square North                    1st
    2013/14              Blue square Premier                  12th                       FA Cup third round
    2014/15              Blue square Premier                  3rd                        Moved into new stadium / Playoff winners 
    2015/16              League 2                             3rd                        Automatic promotion / FA cup 5th round
    2016/17              League 1                             1st                        FA Cup 4th round

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    Set piece goals are genuinely ruining this game for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CityAndColour View Post
    My new signing, not a bad winger for the BSP...

    Karim Annan

    Didn't realise he had German second nationality so offered the contract with the expectation of a WP being denied, and got a nice surprise.
    His first goal for the club was a tap-in.

    His second was an absolute peach.

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    Congrats Gypsum - out of interest, what's the deal with your ground expansion? What are you going from and to? I'm interested because I clinched promotion from League One last night with Carshalton. From memory I have 8k capacity but only 2k seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan BHTFC View Post
    HFD, I forgot about those gates at Lewes, I only see the new entrance at the back of the terracing whenever I go, it is a gem of a ground.
    I've never actually been there, I go past Lewes every day though on the train so I might pop up there if Hastings play them.

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    #9 Darren Parker - Hastings United Season 13/14


    Season Summary: A tough season, going out early in both cups, and struggling with some indifferent performances and a number of injuries. Blue Square South survival was only guaranteed after the penultamate game of the season. Finished in 18th place. Finances are becomming a major problem, and my wage budget for next season has now been reduced again to £2200 p/w. I have earmarked a number of players who I feel will make my team more formidable, but I am not sure whether the wage restrictions will allow me to bring in all those that I want.

    League Table
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    Player of The Year
    Young Player of The Year

    The highlight so far has been this seasons young player of the year, Scott Haworth. Plucked from the youth intake at the end of last season, he has made an immediate impact. Here's hoping I can keep hold of him for a few seasons yet.

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    2012/13    Hastings United               England           Blue Square South            13th                    Manager of The Year 
    2013/14    Hastings United               England           Blue Square South            18th
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brizza View Post
    Congrats Gypsum - out of interest, what's the deal with your ground expansion? What are you going from and to? I'm interested because I clinched promotion from League One last night with Carshalton. From memory I have 8k capacity but only 2k seats.
    It was 6255 capacity, with I think around 1500 seats, and they're adding 3692 seats. So I assume it's going to be all-seater with a reduced capacity, because I think Championship grounds have to be all-seater after the 2012/13 season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsum View Post
    It was 6255 capacity, with I think around 1500 seats, and they're adding 3692 seats. So I assume it's going to be all-seater with a reduced capacity, because I think Championship grounds have to be all-seater after the 2012/13 season.
    Interesting, thanks. See you in the Prem!

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    I see there are a lot of people storming through it. I'm still slowly getting through my first year in charge of Hitchin! Sitting not so comfortably in 18th (1 point from the drop), we have just seven games left. It's tight at the bottom, 21st place on 35 points and up to 13th on 42 points. A last gasp push should keep us from the drop, but we've been poor all season, conceding far to many goals.

    With practically the whole squad about to run out of contract at the end of the season (27 players, actually), I have decided that a complete rebuild in the off season is exactly what we need. I might keep just a couple of our 'star' players, but that's all. Here goes to staying up.

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    What an unfortunate name!


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    END OF THE SEASON



    #58 – Bradford Park Avenue – Blue Square Bet North – 2013/14 - 5th - Promotion via Playoffs


    I'm very happy that I have managed to win the playoffs, from 5th position this season. I read a number of things on the forums that are helpful to a Football Manager. If I had known how useful these things were, I could have won the league, but I am happy to promote via the playoffs anyway.


    League*http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/61...E6D05191969A7/


    Finances – Very poor, currently £216k in the red, I'm yet to have a meaningful cup run, but let's see what happens next season.

    Squad – Much better this season, I have a strong goalkeeper in Karius, who managed to achieve 13 clean sheets in the league this season. Still strong at left back and right back (they finished 1st and 2nd in the league in tackles/game chart) and in central midfield. Whilst weaker in central defence and left wing. I also have four strikers that are dangerous, a combined 48 goals between them.

    Key Player Profiles

    Matthew Paterson – Finished the season with 16 goals, my teams highest and the equal 6th highest in the league.
    http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/61...380FF7EEF971E/

    Loris Karius – Goalkeeper, Had a much better 2nd season, achieving 12 league clean sheets. Will be interesting to see how long I can keep him for. Also picked up 2 assists, with route 1 football.
    http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/61...96E20D27A6062/

    Hard to pick a 3rd star, each player has contributed at a key time, or looked dangerous throughout the season, with no player being dragged through the season.

    Conor Smith – I guess I will say this guy, very dangerous player. My 2nd highest goal scorer and 2nd highest assist maker (3rd highest amongst strikers in the league). Unfortunately he missed the final through injury.
    http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/61...98FECAFF8C24D/

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    2012/13    Bradford PA                England                   Blue Square North      15th
    2013/14    Bradford PA                England                   Blue Square North      5th                       Promotion via playoffs

    Next Season

    Achieve safety
    Improve the finances
    Build upon squad foundations

    Transfers:http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/61...561DFBAE4B019/
    Fixtures:*http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/61...20CC74895767B/
    http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/61...E696B29F05BA2/
    Squad:*http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/61...3ED81FFC22FA1/
    League Progress: http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/61...4501BFA95BC9D/
    Last edited by CasFan; 08-11-2011 at 16:13.

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    [h=2]#99 - menace- Hitchin Town Season Review[/h]

    Hitchin Town Season Review 2012/13 - BSS

    Prediction: 22th
    Finish: 1st

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    Amazing second season on the pitch, weirdly this season plying my trade in the South(which is right - not sure why it would swap though), team played well all season adding together a decent fa cup run (3rd round - smashed by qpr) with consistent form in the league. Defence played brilliantly all season, conceding the least amount of goals in the league. With the forwards chipping in with about 70 goals, leaving a decent goal difference. Finishing the season needing a win to clinch the title in my 100th game in charge, was just magical!

    Unfortunately with the promotion comes harder challenges made even harder by the fact that even spending the whole of last season under the wage budget still couldn't turn a profit and am still heavily in debt, this mainly due to the stadium expansion (a whole 500) coasting 150k. This seasons wage budget is set to lower than last year which isn't good so if i can stay up it'll be a miracle as i have a truly awful midfield.
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    #2 Worksop BSP 2015/16



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    FA Trophy - winners


    Season started a bit slowly but the team soon gelled and by 15 games were in the playoff positions where it hovered around for most of the season. A good late surge meant the team qualified with 3 games to go. Post Vale were however always way ahead of the rest. In the playoff semi i drew 2-2 away before winning 3-0 at home with 2 late goals. In the final i was under a lot of pressure but held out to go up.
    In the FA cup i beat L1 Exeter 3-1 away before beating Port Vale at home. I was disappointed to go out to L2 Burton in the 3rd Rd.
    In the FA trophy i had a couple of tough games against Port Vale and Tranmere but faced BSS Hayes in the final which i just about won.
    With promotion the club has gone professional, i hope a few players can be put onto FT contracts because some can really improve. The training facilities will be upgraded for the first time. The 5130 stadium was completed at the start of the season although only once more than 1/3rd full, the board is converting 1750 into seats to meet league standards at a cost of 210K

    Transfers

    Most of the team did well with perhaps 3 standout players:

    Scapuzzi scored 29 goals in all competitions and with 13 assists provided a real cutting edge after a slow start to the season.
    Selnaes is my best player and can play anywhere in midfield, however he has poor physical attributes and rarely lasts more than 70 mins, also injury prone he played only 29 games in the season.
    Bule - only signed in jan and played just 10 games before a broken leg. averaged 7.37 in those games and really galvanised the team for the 2nd half of the season.


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    2012/13        BSN           13th         4th QRd           FA Trophy - 1st Rd           N/A                    None
    2013/14        BSN           3rd          1st Rd            FA Trophy - 1st Rd           N/A                    Promoted via playoffs
    2014/15        BSP           6th          1st Rd            FA Trophy - 1st Rd           N/A                    None
    2015/16        BSP           2nd          3rd Rd            FA Trophy - Winners          N/A                    Promoted via playoffs, FA Trophy winners

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    Grats Menace and the Baker on the promotions. It's alright for some, eh! I've now slipped into the bottom three for the first time this year with just three games to go. Oh dear.

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    Harrow Borough | Season 2013/14 | Blue Square South



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    A frustrating first half of the season littered with dropped points in injury time, including an incredible game where, having been 4-1 down, Patterson scored all five goals to put us 5-4 ahead, only for Salisbury to break Harrow hearts by scoring the latest of late equalisers. However, in the 2nd half of the season, things seriously picked up and soon - at the start of March - we were comfortably in the playoff places. Automatic promotion was never really a possibility - Woking had run away with the title and at the same time had a 9 point lead over 2nd place Welling with three games in hand. Had we started the season as we finished it, we would have pushed them very close, I am sure. I won my first manager of the month award for March which demonstrated how our hold on a playoff place strengthened - indeed, from March 15th, we broke a record by winning 7 games in a row, and I retained the award in April. Going into the last game of the season, I was two points ahead of Welling so I risked dropping a few players, which dramatically backfired, as I lost 2-0 to Salisbury, setting up a playoff semi-final meeting with them rather than Eastleigh.

    This time, we turned them over, winning the tie 3-1, but the final, played at Welling's ground, was a disappointment, with extra time proving to be the final half-hour of football of our season.

    Still, it was a huge step forward, and we were named as the overachievers of the season.

    Cup runs this year were unremarkable in the extreme.


    Key Players
    Enric Valles - the missing ingredient. Did so well for us, and was the reason we reached the playoffs this year. Unfortunately his wage demands were obscene so I cashed in and he'll be moved on for a small fee in the summer. However, I do have an impressive replacement already.
    Matthew Patterson - the vital free-scoring striker didnt miss many.
    Jamie Tank* - getting (literally) stronger and stronger, will be the bed-rock of my defence at least until we get into League Two.
    Christian Nanetti - very consistent throughout the season.
    Jamie McCormack - Tank's impressive lieutenant.

    (*= fans' player of the year)

    The team of the year
    The historical best XI

    Next season, I will be looking to improve the squad and push for automatic promotion. I dont want to go through the horrors of the playoffs again!

    Targets for 2013/14
    Obtain a positive goal difference. Sounds odd but we were quite close this year until right at the end so that push from negative to positive would be a good step. SUCCESS
    Top half finish. SHOULD follow if we do get a positive goal difference. SUCCESS
    Sign at least one player who will have an AvR of over 7. SUCCESS - several times over!

    Targets for 2014/15
    Push for an automatic promotion place.
    Keep the squad together.
    Keep wages under control as the squad is pretty good now.


    In other news,

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    2012/13	    Blue Square South         17th      45       Stayed clear of relegation.
    2013/14	    Blue Square South          3rd      80       Playoff runners-up.


    PS Could I add my usual plea to the end of my post - anyone who gets a moment, if you could check the table on the first page whenever you can it would make my life easier. Just check the numbers at the bottom beneath the table add up, really, and let me know if I've missed any posts!

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    Grrr Just lost my 1st game of my first season in L2 away at leyton orient. An 85th minute goal grrrrrr - fair enough they were top but still grrrr.

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    Chesham United | Season 2018/19 | End of season | XaW #8

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    I apologize for the lack of certain screenshots in this update, but since I was away the last weekend at a place with limited Internet connection I was unable to give an update when I wanted it. So the screenshots here is a bit into the new season and might be lacking some information.

    This season turned out great! We managed to get another promotion, now into Championship! Far more than I could ever hope for, but a great achievement for the team. It was close though as we were in 3rd before the last match, but only on goal difference behind Shrewsbury. We were up at home against Portsmouth while Shrewsbury met Barnsley at home as well. I was disappointment when we only managed a goal less draw, but to my amazement Barnsley managed a 0-1 win at Greenhouse Meadow. This ment we were up! We actually deserved it, since we were running away with along Doncaster untill we hit a major slump around Christmas, we slid down below the play off spots as we struggled to find the net. Luckily we started scoring again, and a great finish saw us up again.

    Financially we are still struggling we are losing money every month since we only have a 5k stadium. I've been trying to get the board to expand it, but they are clear on the fact that we don't have the money. Still, allmost every match is a sell-out and we could have been making much more every match. Now, as the promotion is a fact, the board has agreed to expand the stadium.....or so I though. The are turning the rest of our stadium into seats! So our capacity will remain the same! But the good part here is that we will be loaning Watfords stadium for about half the season while the work is in progress. It's current capacity is about 17k, so we are likely going to make quite the buck compaired to what we are at the moment.

    Most likely I need to completely revamp the squad. Many players have had golden agreements where they get a major payrise each promotion and some are getting far more than they deserve. So I expect a big clearance and loads of new players this pre-season.

    Now, bring on Championship!

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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
     2016/17        League Two           4th        Lost play off, JPT winners
     2017/18        League Two           1st        Champions
     2018/19        League One           2nd        Promotion

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    Well done GreyedOutMan - very happy for you. I felt quite guilty watching you do all the dogwork for the challenge, whilst struggling with your own game. Forza Harrow!

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    GreyedOutMan - that looks like an improvement over last year, tough luck on the playoff final - do you follow advice on next oppo. I tend to do so now and its proved invaluable when he suggests defensive positioning as i've won most games against the hard teams like in the BSP playoff final.
    Tank isn't rated very highly or Valles was at L1 level. I had Nanetti playing as Truro last year, his attributes were much the same, he was a fantastic player scoring loads from the wings and seemly setting up all the other chances, was rated at championship level by my coaches but not as high this year by the looks of it

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    #6 Hitchin - Season Update 10 - npower Championship - 2021/22



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    Manager of the Year Runner Up


    An extremely pleasing season, which ended with auto promotion as we finished second. The few transfers we got in this season, who became first team players made a really big difference. Championship was alot easier than L1, I reckon this is due to being allowed to scout in Europe. Alot of new players signed, mostly young germans. Depending on how they will develop, I just hope some money can be made on selling them early in their career. Newcastle won the league, and none of the teams had a chance to compete with them, they were simply just too good. Still missing a solid keeper and a good left winger, and will be anxious to see how our attack can perform next season. May have to change to 4-4-1-1 due to lack of a good strikers.

    Cups:

    Fa Cup: Our first good run here saw us exit in the semi finals. We entered in 3rd rnd and beat Reading 2-0 home. 4th rnd Cardiff 2-2 home, 2-1 away. 5th rnd Wes Brom 2-1 away. 6th rnd Birmingham 0-0 away, 2-1 home. and then heavily lost 4-1 to Watford in the semi finals.

    LC: 2nd rnd win 3-1 away to Wycombe and lost 3-1 away to Sunderland in 3rd rnd.

    Players of the season (and new notable young prospects)

    DEF:
    - Carl Flynn: Still back bone of our defense.
    - Daniel Rudwaleit: New signing previously Mainz. Young good prospect, one of the new signing who became first team regular.
    - Eric Hernandez: New signing previously Bastia. Looks amazing. Currently in training to play DL for next season.
    - Venusté Bola: New signing previously Swindon: Really happy with his performances this season and look forward to see him in next.
    - Philipp Neumann: New signing previously Gladbach. Excellent prospect, will share more plytime with Rudwaleit next season.

    MID:
    - Marcos Costa: Still MVP and another amazing season for him.
    - Manuel Mrmic: Really starting to become a great player. Did want to use him as winger, but he plays really well as MC.
    - Ibrahim Turan: New signing previously Hertha BSC. High hopes for this one, second new signing that made first team regular.

    ATT:
    - Jimmie Andersson: Only striker that was "consistant" over the season, but still a vital player for us.

    The next names are all new signings, that as mentioned earlier, I hope can mature and become good for us, or atleast a nice income in the future.

    Jürgen Weiler - Stephan Lange - Frank Wagner

    Board expanding our stadium with 7148 seats, making our new stadium a 12500 seater, as min requirements for PRM. At the same time, they put us 8mill in the red..

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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
    2017/18	L2	3rd rnd		LC 2nd rnd	JPT 2nd rnd/N	 5th		None
    2018/19	L2	1st rnd		LC 1st rnd	JPT Semi S	 1st		Promoted
    2019/20 L1	3rd rnd		LC 1st rnd	JPT Q/F S	 6th		None
    2020/21	L1	1st rnd		LC Q/F		JPT Q/F S	 1st		Promoted, +4014 seats
    2021/22	CH	Semi Final	LC 2nd rnd	N/A		 2nd		Auto Promoted, +7148 seats (12.500 total)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadPanda View Post
    Grats Menace and the Baker on the promotions. It's alright for some, eh! I've now slipped into the bottom three for the first time this year with just three games to go. Oh dear.
    Cheers dude. Never fear mate the canaries are battlers, they'll see you through!

    Decent start to life in the BSP, currently sitting in 7th after 8 games, it would appear my defence is still pretty solid at this level (appart from a 5-1 thrashing at kidderminster!), but creating and scoring goals is a bit harder. Will be happy with mid table though!

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    Pushing for promotion, come on Hendon!

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    End Of Season Update 2012/13 | Blue Square South
    (Above image has direct links to screenshots - Table&Graph/Squad/Board&Finances)

    A long year ended not as I had hoped. Initially, I didnt expect much but a reasonable finish and some good results but instead I found my squad to be struggling for results. Initially we started ok with a nice unbeaten stretch of 9 games consisting of 4 wins. I figured this was a good start for our side but it soon began to slide. A defeat in the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round saw us fall on hard times, going a total of 13 games without a win with 7 defeats on the trot. The end of the season proved little better with defeats rolling on. Thankfully the odd win throughout the last months game us just enough to stay up. Finishing 17th with 44 points was just three above the drop zone and it could easily have been us. The end of year break will see practically the entire club stripped down to just bones with over 20 players set to leave us. A complete re-build is needed.


    In all, 17th place is better than an immediate return and allows me to build an entire new team to challenge higher up the league, preferably securing a playoff spot next year along with promotion as our finances are destroying the club slowly but surely. An entire rebuild will allow us to re-focus our wage budget.

    In terms of key players, there weren't many. Perhaps Lewis Powell and Sam Kelly were ones to note having scored many of the goals that ultimately kept us up. Chaffey is worth a mention too. Whilst considerably poor in terms of attributes, he put in some outstanding performances on the pitch.

    Objectives
    Rebuild the squad from the ground up to create a playoff challenging squad.
    Finish at least in the top half of the table.
    Sign at least one 'superstar' player (ie; capable of playing somewhere much better than at Hitchin and consistently achieves high ratings)


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    2012/13	    Blue Square South        17th       44       N/A

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadPanda View Post





    Loving the image, nice work. Congrats on beating the drop.

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    DeadPanda - well done on beating the drop, you have a lot of 4 or 5 star players, i'm guessing they are equally rubbish rather than all excellent. Great work on the table and squad image

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    Just signed a swedish coach and found the extra knowledge has resulted in a whole host of really excellent young italian and german players appearing on the player search screen. None will join me yet but if i wait 6 months maybe some will.

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    Things have taken a turn for the worse, but i'm sure if I had the money these threewould help turn it around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by menace- View Post
    [/CENTER]Loving the image, nice work. Congrats on beating the drop.
    Thanks, glad you like it. Hopefully this year will be significantly better though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    DeadPanda - well done on beating the drop, you have a lot of 4 or 5 star players, i'm guessing they are equally rubbish rather than all excellent. Great work on the table and squad image
    Thanks, I think 'equally rubbish' describes it well. Their potential rating was quite good in a few cases but currently, their ability was not nearly good enough to challenge high up the table. The team ranked just about bottom on every part of the team comparison tab and with all the players' contracts running out this June and none of the good ones wanting to re-sign for 'sensible' wages, I've pretty much had an entire clear out.

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    Half way through the season, sitting top of the league, I'm quite happy with that

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    63 jskovc

    So just an update after my second season. Last season, we in Bedford just only survived from relegation in BSN. So then i let the most of the team go on transfer free, and started to build up a quite new team, (and with great succes). The goals in the season, was again just to survive in BSN, to get to the third qual round in FA Cup, an to get some experience in the FA Trophy. And we made succes in all three goals. In the FA Cup, we where first beaten in the third round against Chelsea (0-7). In the FA Trophy we where beaten in first round, on penalty against Lowestoft. And in the BSN we where hitting the big streak, and ended 3rd, and got promotion in the playoff final, with a 4-2 victory against Chester.

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    It's strangely sad to be setting my home attendance record at Doncaster's ground. Although the extra money coming is nice. As is a 6-0 win over Brighton in our 2nd Championship game!

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    Stafford Rangers- End Of Season Review- 2014/15
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    League Status

    Final Position- 14th
    Media Prediction- 21st

    Again another mixed start, which saw me 5th for a brief moment but as with the usual Stafford Rangers way we fumbled and dropped points like they were hot plates.

    http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...08at203221.png

    Nevertheless I please the board once more with a mid table finish, after they gave me their aim of avoiding relegation again, I was rather ticked off after having survived now for two seasons in a row. I was expecting them to show me a little more faith but nope. So instead I agreed with them that I could push for a mid table if they up my wage budget by £150 a week! They did!

    I didn't disappoint, however here is my progress throughout the season so you can see at what game did it all turn around.

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    We started great but overall the winter season doomed us, we do not play well around Christmas time, I wish to change this just have to figure out how. Maybe go more defensive around that time of year? Who knows.

    Here is my usual goal analysis

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    Cup Status

    Again I pushed for the cup status, merely for the funding. When your a little team like us, every little helps by getting as far in to it as possible. The big pay out when you get a big team to visit your ground. Sadly it hasn't happened for me yet! But it will

    http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...08at202832.png

    My aim for cup status next season is to try at least get into the First Round of the FA Cup and gradually progress further into the FA Trophy! I need some silverware to my name to warrant being down in BSN for so long.

    Transfers

    http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...08at202547.png

    14 players in total were brought in this season, as you can see the usual panic buys in February to try and gain some crucial points as to not risk dropping further down the table.

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    Some loses due to greedy ******** wanting more money but no-one really gutting, but Michael Lea and Elliot Johnson will be missed in my defense but I'm sure they will be replaced.

    The talent behind my signings the best by a long way off being the Swede Samuel Adjei, I recommend him to many after he scored 14goals for me this season, he had his fair share of goal droughts. But the season would of been far dire without him upfront!

    The flop this season, none of my signings have been flops but some are very much till trying to break into the first team so for now I am happy with them, Jamar Dobson has proved to be pretty decent on the pitch but a bad attitude towards the fans means they dislike him. And are worried his status here at the club will doom our morale.

    Finances

    http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...08at205828.png

    Not much to say about these as I don't handle them, I get given a wage budget and I try not to go over it. If I ever do, players will be axed and dropped to a minimum deal to keep the club above water.

    So with this season at a close.......

    Aims for Next Season

    *Achieve a stronger mid table finish and push for late play off spot
    *Discover the essence of why we perform so badly at Christmas time
    *Have a Christmas Number 1?!? Maybe it's on the cards,
    *And finally First Round of FA Cup

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    #84 – Hastings United – Npower Football League Two – 2015/16 - 10th



    In fairness, 10th place was probably flattering. I was looking over my shoulder for the majority of the season as the relegation zone was rarely far away. A run of good form towards the tail end of the season allowed me to climb the table and finish in what looks like a comfortable midtable position.

    My best player was probably target man Luke Webster who hit 17 goals.



    Close season signing Chris Hogg should help shore up a ropey defence.


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    League Cup 1. round pre-match

    Really? 11 first team players on international or traveling?

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    #86 - Gilbster - 2014/15 - North Ferriby - BSP - End of Season Update

    Table | Pos | Squad | Finances | Transfers

    We started the season by moving into our new stadium. I just hope that as we eventually move up the system, that it will be expandable, or else its the biggest money sink I've ever seen.

    Unfortunately due to my wage budget shrinking yet again, and my board being strict and vetoing almost every signing I tried to make, as it would break the budget, I only got in 3 more players. I am fearful for next season, as I cant renew contracts without money, so will probably struggle big time or have to rebuilt from scratch.

    Our league form was marginally better than last season, a bit more consistent, however must have been fined at least 3 or 4 times in season, for too many players getting yellow cards in a match. This cant continue!

    We managed to put together a couple of good cup runs, to FA Cup 2nd Round, and FA Trophy Quarter Finals.

    Aims

    Rebuild squad from scratch
    Improve on league position and hopefully push for playoffs
    If above fails, just stay in this division!
    Improve finances somehow!

    Career So Far


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    2012/13   BSN         5th     1st R       FAT 1st R              Promoted via Playoffs
    2013/14   BSP         16th    4th QR      FAT 3rd R
    2014/15   BSP         12th    2nd R       FAT QF Replay

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    Quote Originally Posted by XaW View Post
    League Cup 1. round pre-match

    Really? 11 first team players on international or traveling?
    I've had that every season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan BHTFC View Post
    I've had that every season
    Had to play with half my youth team, but managed to scrap together a 2-1 win. Youth player with a snowballs chance in hell to get a career scored!

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    St. Albans – Blue Square South - 2012/13

    My aim for the first season was to survive.

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    After the first 4 league games I thought this would be the season where I didn’t won a single game. I changed the tactic and it worked.


    FA Cup
    - Not good enough. Will try to improve next season.

    FA Trophy– Don’t care.


    Squad – For the first time in this challenge am I actually rather pleased with my defense but I really need to work on my attack.

    Transfers– Didn’t sign that many, because surprisingly some of the players that were already at St. Albans were decent. Meade has just signed as a new defender for the next season. At same level as La’Vere Corbin-Ong.

    Finances - Ended up £63k in the red. Losing way too much at player wages. No income at gate receipts.


    Key Player Profiles:

    Dexter Ravenhill – Topscorer this season with only 11 goals.

    Courtney Meppen-Walters – Bought him in November and did quite good.

    La’Vere Corbin-Ong – The reason that my defense did okay. He was also the best rated player according to average rating.


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     2012/13   BSS                     9th         n/a
    Next Season

    Need to improve the attack. If I can sort this out I think my team is good enough for at least play-off. And somehow I want to get more attendances, but I just don’t know how to improve here.

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    Manager 44 reporting for duty.
    Carshalton Athetic - Season 2015/2016 - League One
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    Final position: 1st
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    We paid money for our first ever player


    FA Cup: Lost 5-1 at home to.... ASTON VILLA.
    League Cup - 6-2 fourth round hammering at home to Aston Villa, AGAIN! That's two years in a row.Johnstone's Paint Trophy - Won the final 2-1 against Doncaster

    Best result: 6-1 win at Millwall in the League
    Worst result: Villa above
    Top goalscorer: Adil Nabi 32 (25 in the league)
    Most assists: 21 Adil Nabi
    Highest Average rating: 7.43 Adil Nabi

    2016-17 Season Review:


    Another surprisingly straight forward season. Cup runs were a welcome diversion.

    Infrastructure

    £1.3m agreed to be spent on both our training and youth facilities. That was cancelled at the end of season. We have a ground expansion to become all seater about to be performed, but we are moving to share with Sutton United while it completes. Their ground isn't fit for League Two, let alone the Championship!?

    2017-18 Season Preview:
    We're going to get whipped. I just turned down the Leeds job. They had a £500k wage budget and £3.6m transfer budget. I'm currently spending £25k on wages and have no transfer budget.


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    Finally! Blue Square Premier, here we come! Get in!

    Here's hoping for no injury dramas in the last seven games

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    New signing has started the season by winning 3 penalties in the first 3 games, 1 in each. I'm beginning to think he's a bit of a diver!

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    Grats on promotion to the Championship Brizza, not so on having to share stadiums with Sutton United. Good luck no less.

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    Having released all bar a couple of players from my squad, a complete rebuild got underway prior to the new transfer window and implementation of a new budget. This inadvertantly allowed me to sign a number of players that took my wage budget to £1000p/w more than what I was later allocated thanks to a reduction in wage budget (which was thanks to my poor financial control and running the club into major debt last year). With a budget of just £2375 and a current spend of £3300, I'm in a position where the club wont let me sign any more players - which causes problems as I'm lacking for one, a backup keeper and other backup/sub roles. It's left me in a position where youngster on £5 contracts are all that I can get. I kind of have to resort to these just so I have some backups

    Here's hoping none of my squad gets injured or tired. Ever.

    PS; I hate how when I try to someone they want say £180 and no less but then they go and happily sign for an AI club on just £90p/w. happens all the time.
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    Just had a takeover and the chairman has pumped some money into the club, if we get promoted that'll be great to strengthen the team

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    END OF SEASON



    HENDON F.C - Season 2023/24
    League Table | Squad | Transfer In / Out

    We won the league, really pleased that my team are playing good football but we are prone to lapses in concentration. There are some decent youngsterscoming through, hopefully in 5 or 6 seasons I can start pulling together a Hendon Youth Product first team.

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    2012/13     Blue Square South           6th             F.A Cup 3rd Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 2nd Rnd
    2013/14     Blue Square South           5th             F.A Cup 2nd Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 1st Rnd
    2014/15     Blue Square South          12th             F.A Cup 3rd Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 2nd Rnd
    2015/16     Blue Square South           9th             F.A Cup 2nd Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 1st Rnd
    2016/17     Blue Square South           1st             F.A Cup 2nd Rnd, F.A Trophy 4th Rnd
    2017/18     Blue Square Premier        10th             F.A Cup 4th Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 4th Rnd
    2018/19     Blue Square Premier         1st             F.A Cup 5th Rnd, F.A Trophy Winners
    2019/20     npower League 2             9th             F.A Cup 3rd Rnd, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT 1st Rnd
    2020/21     npower League 2             1st             F.A Cup 2nd Rnd, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT Semi-Finals
    2021/22     npower League 1            15th             F.A Cup 3rd Rnd, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT 2nd Rnd
    2022/23     npower League 1            14th             F.A Cup Semi Finals, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT 2nd Rnd
    2023/24     npower League 1             1st             F.A Cup 4th Rnd, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT 1st Rnd
    Next Season Targets

    *Survive in Championsip
    *Get past 1st Round of Carling Cup!

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    alot of my players where on £0 a week and just bonuses or just £5 a week youth contracts and still managed to fit into the team and do a job, aslong as your defence is solid youll be ok

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    Just had THIS come up, not a bad groundshare!

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    Well biggest result of my season/career! A home win in the forth round of the fa cup. Smashing result against the other canaries (norwich, well theyre reserves!).
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    Am well chuffed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by menace- View Post
    Well biggest result of my season/career! A home win in the forth round of the fa cup. Smashing result against the other canaries (norwich, well theyre reserves!).
    Stats
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    Am well chuffed!
    Well Done!

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    FC United of Manchester
    Season 4 - 2015/16 – Blue Square Bet North
    Pre-season - Media Prediction: 6th

    Promotion Achieved!!!

    League Table| Progress | Squad | Transfers
    Promotion was finally achieved in the best season I've had on FM for a good few years, finishing the campaign with 100+ in both goals and points. The team hit the ground running as opening 4-0 and 3-0 victories gave big confidence to the team. The confidence never waivered throughout and resulted in a campaign where the team were never knocked off top spot. No mid-season slump or poor away performances ruined the flow of good results and promotion was confirmed with 7 games still remaining.
    Player of the season going to Bob Harris.

    A nice reward was announced by the board shortly after the season finished. We are on the move!

    Targets for the 2015/16 season

    1. Avoid a mid-season slump ACHIEVED
    2. Find a striker that can work alongside Billy Paynter ACHIEVED
    3. Expand the scouting range FAILED

    Career Overview
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    2012/13         Blue Square North          4th           Reached play-offs 
    2013/14         Blue Square North          9th           Reached FA Cup 1st round
    2014/15         Blue Square North          3th           Highest finish to date        
    2015/16         Blue Square North          1st           Promoted
    Targets for new season:

    1. Survive in Blue Square Prem
    2. Reach FA Cup 1st round
    3. Expand the scouting range

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