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    2014/15 Methyr Tydfil
    Very poor season, luckily there were worse sides then mine.

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    Canvey Island FC - Season 2014/15 - League Two


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    Had a complete overhaul of both players and tactics over the summer as I felt we were quite lucky to get promoted from the Blue Square Prem, and I continued my policy of buying young players (mainly as they're the only ones who want to join), whilst reverting to a simple 4-4-2. The main surprise was letting Artymatas (one of my best players over the last two seasons) leave on a free, as I felt he was demanding too much money for being fairly average. I also used the loan market more this year, mainly for backup players. Started the season fairly well, but as the players grew into the tactic we got better and better, with defence being a surprising area of strength. Annoyingly, my best CB (Seidu) broke his leg and will be out until October, whilst our top goalscorer (Paul) also got injured for 6 weeks at a crucial time. As seems to be the case, I started the season about £2,000 under the wage budget and finished £1,000 p/week over it as better players finally cut their losses and joined us.

    In the end, the league was fairly straightforward, and we secured a third successive promotion, winning the competition outright as our nearest challengers, Crewe and Shrewsbury, contrived to drop points all over the place. With a bit of recruitment for a few positions this summer, we should be able to survive in League One - I'll be stunned if we even challenge for promotion again!

    Final position: 1st - Winners
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    Knocked out League 1 Preston en route to the 3rd Round of the FA Cup, where we got another money-spinning away day at Spurs. We performed much better than last year away at Sunderland, and only lost 3-0 - probably should have grabbed at least a consolation, but class told. Again, didn't care about the JPT or League Cup

    FA Cup: 3rd Rnd loss to Tottenham (0-3 away)
    League Cup: 1st Rnd loss to QPR - (0-1 away)
    Johnstone's Paint Trophy: 2nd Rnd loss to Stevenage - (1-2 home)

    Players of the Season

    Squad

    Marcus Bent found this league a bridge too far, retiring at the end of the season having played a bit-part role. Taking up the mantle was Bill Paul, who lead the line well, as well as January signing Giovanni Policano, both of whom have the potential to be decent Premiership players. At the back, Seidu was a rock again, with summer signing Gerard Hoey providing some much needed solidity at right-back. We could still use a solid defensive mid, but Massimo Luongo gave us a bit of flair in the middle, as well as a few screamers.

    Top goalscorer: Bill Paul, 24 (21 in League)
    Most assists: Darren Mailey, 16 (14 in League)

    2015/16 Season Thoughts:

    I think we should be ok, but a strong holding mid and a left back will be important. It would also be great to get some older loanees in for tutoring and experience. Ideally one season of consolidation followed by a strong challenge in 16/17.

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    Season    League   Position  Europe   Cups                          Other
    2012/13   BSS      1st       N/A      FAC 1st, FAT 4th              BSS Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent)
    2013/14   BSP      2nd       N/A      FAC 3rd, FAT 1st              Promoted via playoffs, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent) 
    2014/15   L2       1st       N/A      FAC 3rd, JPT 2nd, LC 1st      Winner, L2 Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Bill Paul)
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    Has anyone managed to get Cray Wanderers to come up?

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    How do you put that code thing in your posts? The one with the final league position and what division etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padders View Post
    How do you put that code thing in your posts? The one with the final league position and what division etc
    [code] put your text in here with spaces to align it all [ /code] (without the space in the second bracketed code tag)

    Alternatively, just reply with quote to my previous post and you should see how it's done

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    So do you put the info in Excel or Notepad or something similar then copy it into a post?Going to give it a try laterThanks guys

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    not sure about that, I just type the summary in there with a few spaces to format it correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by b101 View Post
    not sure about that, I just type the summary in there with a few spaces to format it correctly
    Ok cheers will give it a goThanks mate

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    FC United Football Club
    2014/15 Season (3rd Season)


    Current Club: FC United.
    Division: nPower League 2
    Season: 2014/2015
    Board Expectation: Avoid relegation.

    Finish:
    League = Winner
    Paint Trophy = Winner
    FA Cup = 6th Round
    League Cup = 1st Round

    Season 3 Summary:
    Another, nother, nother phenomenal success, we were promoted in February and won the league shortly after with 40wins, 4 draws, 2 losses; and a goal difference of +109.
    League Table: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/...iew_Stages.png

    We also won the paint trophy, with a 4-3 extra victory in the final.
    Match: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/...n_Overview.png

    We transferred quite a few very good players in and kept the squad large and working hard.
    Transfers: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/...n_Overview.png

    Graham Hurst is our hero of the season with an astounding 51 goals - I've just turned down a 2.5m offer from premier league Barnsley.


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    2012/13		Blue Square North   1st	   Champions
    2012/13		FA Cup              n/a	   6th Round
    2012/13		FA Trophy           1st	   Winner
    
    2013/14		Blue Square Prem    1st	   Champions
    2013/14		FA Cup              n/a	   5th Round Replay
    2013/14		FA Trophy           1st	   Winner
    
    2014/15		nPower League 2      1st	 Champions
    2014/15		FA Cup               n/a	 6th Round
    2014/15		League Cup           n/a	 1st Round
    2014/15		Paint Trophy         1st	 Winner
    Last edited by FuSS; 27-04-2012 at 18:30.

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    took over chester brought in 6 players won first 3 games of the season will put up a more detailed post later
    Last edited by sando123; 27-04-2012 at 13:24.

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    Just purchased 12 will be having a bash.

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    10 games in with chester 2nd in the league all seems to be going to well for me even when i got beat 3-0 i went and beat some team in the cup 7-1 and everyones moral went from poor to good so what worked out well. brought in 5 players and tried to tie down some of the better players to full time contracts all going well so far

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    Started as Cambridge City in the BSN, looking at my facilities I've noticed that I'm moving to a new ground on the 1st July 2013. I'm going from a ground that holds 2k to one that holds 1.75k.

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    4 games in 5 players stretchered off, now 6 off in 5, 7 in 6
    Last edited by Swindon69; 28-04-2012 at 17:43.

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    Last game of the season I have to do better then Worcester to stay up - failed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swindon69 View Post
    Last game of the season I have to do better then Worcester to stay up.
    good luck mate

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    Fortunately I've got a job with a newly promoted side, with Cambridge City the wage budget was the 21st largest in the division.

    Won first two - 3 players stretcherd off.
    Last edited by Swindon69; 30-04-2012 at 20:26.

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    FC United Football Club
    2015/16 Season (4th Season)


    Current Club: FC United.
    Division: nPower League 1
    Season: 2015/2016
    Board Expectation: Avoid relegation.

    Finish:
    League = Winner
    Paint Trophy = Winner
    FA Cup = 6th Round
    League Cup = 3rd Round

    Season 4 Summary:
    Ah this game is laughably easy in the lower leagues. Yet another promotion, that's straight promotions all the way from non-league to the championship. 42wins, 3 draws, 1 losses; and a goal difference of +123.
    League Table: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/...iew_Stages.png

    We also won the paint trophy, again, with a 6-0 demolition.
    Match: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/...n_Overview.png

    Had a good scrap with Man City in the FA Cup, we lost, but gave it a good go.
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/...n_Overview.png

    Oh and we finally lost the mighty Graham Hurst, his stats were rubbish (see previous post), but a combination of work-rate/speed/two-footedness made him a goalscoring god. He'll be missed.
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/...areerStats.png


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    2012/13		Blue Square North   1st	   Champions
    2012/13		FA Cup              n/a	   6th Round
    2012/13		FA Trophy           1st	   Winner
    
    2013/14		Blue Square Prem    1st	   Champions
    2013/14		FA Cup              n/a	   5th Round Replay
    2013/14		FA Trophy           1st	   Winner (retained)
    
    2014/15		nPower League 2      1st	 Champions
    2014/15		FA Cup               n/a	 6th Round
    2014/15		League Cup           n/a	 1st Round
    2014/15		Paint Trophy         1st	 Winner
    
    2015/16		nPower League 1      1st	 Champions
    2015/16		FA Cup               n/a	 6th Round
    2015/16		League Cup           n/a	 3rd Round
    2015/16		Paint Trophy         1st	 Winner (retained)
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    Congrats on the 4 consecutive promotions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swindon69 View Post
    Congrats on the 4 consecutive promotions.
    Thank you. I wasn't sure anyone actually read this thread, as opposed to just posting updates in it.

    Championship is like jumping several leagues though, it really is a completely different ball game. I can't attract good enough players, so it's going to be a slog this time.

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    I managed to get relegated from thge BSN with Cambridge City.
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    2013-14 Northwich Victoria BSN Pos 11th

    Not much to say really, board gave me a tiny wage budget and only expected me to avoid relegation, this I did quite easily.

    I'm loving the feature where you can see the wage budgets for teams, I think mine was 21st, still lost a shedload of cash over the season.

    Just noticed my budget £150k, Darlingtons is £775k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuSS View Post
    Thank you. I wasn't sure anyone actually read this thread, as opposed to just posting updates in it.

    Championship is like jumping several leagues though, it really is a completely different ball game. I can't attract good enough players, so it's going to be a slog this time.
    Have to say I'm impressed by how easy you made League 1 look - I'm in pretty much the same position as you and it's been really tricky so far, although we are still challenging near the top. Have you changed your tactics much as you move up the leagues?

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    2014-15 Northwich Victoria BSN Pos 6th

    A big improvement on last year but a dissapointing end, I was on course for a play-off postion but 1 win in March meant I was always playing catch-up.

    Missed out by three points, not bad I suppose with the 17th largest wage budget, on the down side ALL my coaches want twice as much as I'm allowed to pay them.

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    Oh bloody hell - my wage budget has been cut by a sixth down to £2.5k a week

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    I'm going to give this a bash, Mr Holiday Man is set up, will just wait to see who I get!

    Ok, I have taken over as the mighty Marine! here is a screenshot as requested in the OP!

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    Canvey Island FC - Season 2014/15 - League One


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    Having built quite a nice squad last year, we didn't really need much going into League One...or so I thought. The main issue was squad depth, as most of our backups would have barely been good enough for Blue Square Premiership sides. As a result, we played the loan market and brought in a few young players from Premiership sides - mostly to bolster midfield. Again, I tweaked the tactics a bit, particularly in attack. In truth I was never really happy with the team's play up front, as I think we should still be scoring more goals. Defence was much improved though, with the first-choice back four of Edwards, Cueto, Seidu and Hoey barely letting anything past them.

    We started the season well, and remained in third place for much of the campaign, with Crewe and Crawley always just a few points ahead. However, in early February we went on an unbeaten run of 18 games, winning 14 of them, which opened up an 8-point lead at the top. Although we stuttered towards the end, including a painful 4-0 defeat to Sheff Utd, in the end we closed out with a 1-0 win over 3rd place Crewe to secure the title.

    Final position: 1st - Winners
    League Table

    Cups

    Got to the 3rd round of the FA Cup again, where we succumbed to Premiership opposition Norwich. Again, didn't care about the JPT or League Cup.

    FA Cup: 3rd Rnd loss to Norwich (1-3 home)
    League Cup: 1st Rnd loss to Charlton - (0-2 away)
    Johnstone's Paint Trophy: 3rd Rnd loss to Ebbsfleet - (0-3 away)

    Players of the Season

    Squad

    As mentioned before, the defence were the star performers this season. Strikers Bill Paul again produced the goals up front and still has 2 stars of potential left to fill, whilst his partner Giovanni Policano also performed well, in spite of a long-term injury. Youngster Josh Wood is also a potential star in the making. The final mention goes to Massimo Luongo, who played well this season - however, his demands of £5k wages will likely mean that he moves on this summer.

    Top goalscorer: Bill Paul, 30 (28 in League)
    Most assists: Giovanni Policano, 18 (15 in League)

    2015/16 Season Thoughts:

    We've made a few new signings already, sticking to the blueprint of picking up released youth players with the potential to improve. First up is Della Marca, a strong centre back who was released from Bayern, and more are in the pipeline. With a war-chest of £1 million to attack the Championship with, as well as a new stadium on the way, things are looking good!

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    2012/13   BSS      1st       N/A      FAC 1st, FAT 4th              BSS Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent)
    2013/14   BSP      2nd       N/A      FAC 3rd, FAT 1st              Promoted via playoffs, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent) 
    2014/15   L2       1st       N/A      FAC 3rd, JPT 2nd, LC 1st      Winner, L2 Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Bill Paul)
    2015/16   L1       1st       N/A      FAC 3rd, JPT 3rd, LC 1st      Winner, L2 Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Bill Paul)

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    Bedford Town - Season 2027/28 - Barclays Premiership

    Squad - Table - Transfers 1 - Transfers 2 - Finances

    Final position: Winners!


    FA Cup: Winners! 2-0 final win against Leicester(Championship)
    Carling Cup: Winners! 2-0 final win against Tottenham
    Champions League: Semmifinal loss to Bayern Munich (2-3 on aggregate)
    Community Shield: Winners! 2-1 win against Sunderland

    Best result: 7-2 away win against Chelsea
    Worst result: 0-1 loss away to Shakhtar(Champions League Group Stage)
    Top goalscorer: Hughes Fred, 25 (17 in PL)
    Most assists: Iker Martínez, 18 (13 in PL)
    Highest Average rating: Lukas Bader, 7.44 (7.51 in PL)

    2027-28 Season Review:

    While trying to deploy a new offensive set of tactics, the opening season to those have been good. We won everything domesticly, and only lost due a very bad game away to Bayern after winning 1-0 at home. Our new signings made a big impact and will continue to be the backbone of the cub. Due to rotating more than usual instead of one goalscorer we had goals divided to many more players. All in all a great season.

    Player of the season:

    Jérémy Dumont - MC / AM RC - Took a great leap in perfomances with the teams new style.

    Other Key Players

    Philippe Le Bars - D LC / WB L - New signing. Playing incredibly at the age of 20.

    Iker Martínez - M C - The creative part of my midfield. Excels in the teams new playing style

    Lukas Bader - AM RL / S C - FWA footballer of the year. Well-deserved.

    Hughes Fred - AM C / ST - Rotating with Pasini getting most of the important matches.

    2027/28 Season Preview:

    So yet again we failed the champions league. I need a couple of pieces in my puzzle. A new RB, a new AMR and possibly a new DC. If we get these needs filled I will dream of european glory. And besides that we need some depth in the team. I have high thoughts of the key players, and have a bunch of good youngsters approaching the first team. I feel good about the new season.


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    Bedford Town - Season 2028/29 - Barclays Premiership

    Squad - Table - Transfers 1 - Transfers 2 - Finances

    Final position: Winners!


    FA Cup: Quarterfinal loss 2-1 away to Bolton
    Carling Cup: 4th Rnd loss on penalties(after 1-1) to Brighton(Championship)
    Champions League: Winners! 4-1 win against Tottenham
    Community Shield: Winners! 3-2 win against Arsenal

    Best result: 4-0 home win against Bayern Munich(Champions League knockout round)
    Worst result: 0-4 loss away to Manchester United
    Top goalscorer: Hughes Fred & Lukas Bader, 27 (17 & 16 in PL)
    Most assists: Iker Martínez, 21 (14 in PL)
    Highest Average rating: Lukas Bader, 7.60 (7.49 in PL)

    2028-29 Season Review:

    I was getting bored as I won the cups and the league 3 years in a row, so the objective was solely the Champions league. However a couple of very bad results in the cup and down 3 point in the final day of the season, we were looking at a domestic season with only the community shield. We conquered the 1st place in the premiership on the final day of the season. 61 minutes in and we were 4-0 up and United were down 2-0. So a horrible season was avoided and a week later we bet Spurs in the champions league final. A final in which we created 7 CCC's despite only 9 shots at goal.

    Player of the season:

    Lukas Bader - AM RL / ST - Has been vital to all 5 championships, and yet again this season.

    The team:


    Dario - GK - Playing solidly although not as last year. Missed the ChL final due to an injury.
    Tomas Svoboda - GK - Wonderkid. Played only the ChL final.


    Philippe Le Bars - D LC / WB L - Key player both offensively and defensively.
    Daniel Battaglia - D / WB L - Backup to Le Bars. Played against weaker opponents.
    Liu Tiesheng - D C - The backbone of the defense.
    Jef Tol - D C - Wonderkid. Surpassed Glauber and Prieto for a first team spot.
    Glauber - D C - Playing a good although not great season.
    Hernan Prieto - D C - Played sparingly at the end of the season.
    Gerardo Brito - D / WB R - The weakest link of the team.

    Marco Oliveira - D / DM / M C - Has been here all the way. Although injuries-riddled season this time .
    Neto - D / DM / M C - Wonderkid. Played sparingly when in congestion.
    David Hoyle - D / M C - Wonderkid. Playes more and more as the season progressed.
    Salvatore Nughes - DM / M C - Rotation player.
    Jérémy Dumont - M C / AM RC - Played incredible. However injuries destroyed the second part of his season.

    Souleymane Cissé - WB / M / AM R - Bought for 40 million. I wanted him. Playes well.
    Lukas Bader - AM RL / S C - Does it all. Incredible player bought for £750K
    Necmettin Kanagi - M R / AM R - Wonderkid. Loaned out but called home due to injuries.
    Anas Benali - M R / AM R - Wonderkid. Favoured to stay over Kanagi. Playing well above expected.
    Troy Gough - M L / AM L - Even lesser role than previous years.
    Diego Soler - AM L / S C - Injuryriddled second part of the season. A beast when healthy
    Hughes Fred - AM C / S C - Rotating with Soler and Bader.
    Diego Pasini - AM C / S C - Considered a fringe player, but got his matches due to injuries.
    Evandro - AM C / S C - Wonderkid. Brought up to the first team due to injuries playing a couple of unimportant games.

    A have played a combination of 5-2-3, 4-1-2-2-1 and 4-2-1-3

    2028/29 Season Preview:

    So I've completed the challenge and as of right now have no desire to continue. However I have a good setup with a lot of good youngsters. Besides that I have to young forwards at U18 level i would like to groom. If I continue at a later date the goal will be winning everything :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacenugget View Post
    late to the party.
    Picked up 2012 today and I'm holidaying now... I'll edit the post once I decide on a team

    Got sick of reloading and went with Redditch, hopefully I dont fall flat on my face

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    I honestly have gotten so much fun out of this game since starting this challenge. The final match in the Blue square premier against Luton is still probably the highlight. Winning would mean I won the league by a point. Losing would mean LUTON won the league by 5, or 2 if they held the draw. What a match. It ended 2-1 to us (Billy Murray around 70mins I think it was lol) and led to our first trophy and promotion. It was just awesome.

    I'm in season 8 now and amazingly challenging for the Championship title (sitting top of the table in Dec 2019). Starting to struggle with the homegrown rule though so I'm going to have to do a slight rebuild next season.
    My team is almost identical to the one I built in league 2 where we made a jammy playoff promotion to League 1. We completely annihilated League 1 the next season though. The first Champ season went well (10th final place) but there was a string of horrible results and form including a bitter 6-0 against Wolves, we sat just outside relegation for a lot of last season There was a point were all my strikers were either injured of completely out of form and I was convinced we had peaked too early and were heading for relegation.

    I was worried about this season but felt the break went well and snapped up two very promising players. I have the next Søren Larsen
    I was expecting a top half finish at best this season if we were lucky but we are absolutely killing the Championship and looking good to win it if we can hold our form




    I honestly never thought of updating here, I just kind of started and ran with it. I do have the backup saves from every season though so I'll try loading them up for some screenshots later.
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    edit: restart fixed it
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    FC United Football Club
    2016/17 Season (5th Season)


    Current Club: FC United.
    Division: nPower Championship
    Season: 2016/2017
    Board Expectation: Avoid relegation.

    Finish:
    League = Winner
    FA Cup = Semi Final
    League Cup = 4th Round Replay

    Season 5 Summary:
    A much tougher season, had to continuously tweak my tactics and overhaul the team. Managed to Get Arsenal as a feeder club and got 3 very decent long-term loans from them which massively helped out.


    38-wins, 7-draws, 1-loss; and a goal difference of +106.
    League Table:
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/...iew_Stages.png

    The Squad (pics taken at end of season, so loans have gone):
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/...d_Player-3.png

    Our hero of the season was Hans Lykke:
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/...ew_Profile.png


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    2012/13		Blue Square North   1st	   Champions
    2012/13		FA Cup              n/a	   6th Round
    2012/13		FA Trophy           1st	   Winner
    
    2013/14		Blue Square Prem    1st	   Champions
    2013/14		FA Cup              n/a	   5th Round Replay
    2013/14		FA Trophy           1st	   Winner (retained)
    
    2014/15		nPower League 2      1st	 Champions
    2014/15		FA Cup               n/a	 6th Round
    2014/15		League Cup           n/a	 1st Round
    2014/15		Paint Trophy         1st	 Winner
    
    2015/16		nPower League 1      1st	 Champions
    2015/16		FA Cup               n/a	 6th Round
    2015/16		League Cup           n/a	 3rd Round
    2015/16		Paint Trophy         1st	 Winner (retained)
    
    2016/17		nPower Championship       1st	 Champions
    2016/17		FA Cup               n/a	 Semi Final
    2016/17		League Cup           n/a	 4th Round Replay

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    Redditch United Football Club past achievement update.

    Sorry if I make a mess of this
    , its hard going back and finding screens. Next time I take on a challenge like this I'll make sure to actually keep on top of it and not wait till almost 8 seasons in to post an update. I'll try keep it tidy and somewhat like how you guys are posting.

    I'll wait till the end of this current season before I attempt a post like Fuss has above this one
    I have no idea how to post 'code' thingamabobs properly so I'll just try type the past seasons up using copy and paste:

    Click on the final League position for the screenshot



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    June 24th Screen shot 
    Season     Division                    Position          Achievments
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    2012/13 Blue Square North         12th               Mid table                           best eleven.  transfers1  2
    
    2013/14 Blue Square North         1st               Champions                           best eleven.  transfers
    
    2014/15 Blue Square Premier       4th               Top half finish                      best eleven.  transfers
    
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier       1st               Champions                           best eleven.  transfers
     
    2016/17 nPower League 2           5th              Playoffs-Promotion                best eleven.  transfers
     
    2017/18 nPower League 1           1st              Shock Champions                 best eleven.  transfers
    
    2018/19 nPower Championship      10th           Surprise mid finish                 best eleven.  transfers
    Currently sitting 1st in the Championship with 53 points from 24 games. Cardiff are second with 45 points.
    I honestly am shocked at how quickly we rose through the leagues after the Blue Square premier, its been mental. Offers are flooding in for both me and the players and a new stadium is on the way.
    I'll try to do an update with some info on the players and that when i get time. Thanks for reading (if anyone did )
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    That's some going FuSS, I'm still in the BSN.

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    2015-16 Northwich Victoria BSN Pos 11th

    We would have been 5th if I hadn't incurred a 10 point penalty for going into administration.

    2nd best defensive record in the League this season, unfortunately 15th highest scorers.

    Smallest wage spend in the Division

    Nothing to say about the Cups - not sure how much longer I'll continue with this challenge.
    Last edited by Swindon69; 10-05-2012 at 14:43. Reason: More info

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    Impressive going SpaceNugget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swindon69 View Post
    Impressive going SpaceNugget
    Thanks dude, I think I just got seriously lucky with some signings and especially my backroom staff who are class for what we were/are now. But the January Transfers are here and I think I'm in serious trouble now. 3 star players are leaving due to us being seriously broke and not able to reach their wage demands. Teams like Man U, Man City and Chelsea are after two of them too so I have no chance of competing for the signatures. But my best winger is actually getting out of here for FREE . Out of everyone I forgot to get his signature last summer.... raging.

    In a panic I've signed up a bunch of really promising looking youths (thanks to my first team coaches 20/20 vision) in the hope that if I do get my team ripped apart I have some talent to try get back to where we are. They are even stealing my backroom staff now

    Ohhh I just signed Theo Walcott as a coach

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    Oh for the love of God, a new board has taken over and put £200k in to be repaid at £1.5k per month, which isn't too bad. However they've now renegotiated this deal so now it'll be cleared in a year but paying £10k a month.

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    Better late then never. Haha look a very interesting challenge and after one reload I've decided to be Lowestoft Town.

    As a Norwich fan could end up becoming a rival for them (maybe looking too much in future)

    Firstly I'm Callum, look forward to sharing my progress with you all and trading tips!!

    Here is my profile

    I'll add a transfers page on to this post soon to.

    What I'll do as well is a 6 month updates as well as a season summary!!!
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    Good luck Callum, it's a fun challenge.

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    Season 8 - 2019/2020 - npower Championship



    Board expectations
    : Consolidate.
    My expectations: Mid table, Maybe scrape a top half finish.
    Final Posistion: 1st

    FA Cup: Fourth round (lost to Manchester United 2-0 in replay after a goalless draw)

    League Cup: Semi Final (lost to Manchester United on aggregate)


    We are the champions my friends... bah bum baaaahhhh baaahhhhh. Unbelievable season, shot straight to 4th and then within a month 1st then never budged for the season. 102 points means we finshed 11 points clear of second place and with only 6 losses and 9 draws we pretty much dominated from the start. It was a shock to me as with a wage budget of 40k and practically no transfer budget I was hoping for a mid to high finish if we were lucky. With the new stadium costs throwing the club into debt I feared the worst to be honest and was regreting pushing for the stadium so early (just as I realised we were being promoted to championship). Now we are looking in great financial shape, clubs wanting to buy players I deem surplus for silly money and moving into the new stadium in 3 months time means instant cash from ticket sales. YAY


    Highlight of the season

    Going undefeated until late October in the league and knocking out Liverpool 3-2 in extra time in the league cup. That game was amazing, we should have lost and instead they scored 2 own goals and had a man sent off, 3 goals in extra time is always crazy. Definitely a highlight. Just after the Liverpool game two very tempting offers came in for Jessen and Valentini, both were rejected but when Man City, Chelsea and Spurs are sniffing around your club your doing something right. Oh and winning the Championship... that was fun

    Lowpoint of the season

    Just after the Liverpool game getting ManU in the semi final, AND ManU in the FA cup 4th round. This led top us playing a very strong Manchester side 4 times in one month (draw in the FA tie led to a replay). We drew or lost every league game between these fixtures and to add insult to injury I suffered all my seasons injurys in a silly short space of time. Just as fixtures started to ease off 3 star players get busted: Jessen's broken ankle, Cvinanovic's torn calf muscle and Rebane's twisted ligaments.





    Transfers


    Signed a lot of under 17 prospects who I hope can live up to their potential and evtually aid my current HomeGrown worrys. Just to pick out two rather than listing a whole bunch:
    Matt Payne; Free transfer after Arsenal let him go, after Hoyer got injured he stepped in to cover and has instantly earned a new contract. Hes going to be very, very good.

    Sinisalo; I have great hopes for Sinisalo as he is young and almost Identical to one of my senior Players (Hendry) but with better starting stats and high pottential. Should develop nicely with tutoring from Hendry (his hero apparantly) and training in conditions that will aid rather than work against him like the older players had.


    For the first team, two players need a mention:
    Jessen; "A revelation" since joining. Dubbed the next Soren Larsen, and with serious interest from the top 5 teams in the Prem. He is going nowhere. Free signing went from cup matches substitute to First Team starter in under a season. Just turned 19.

    Valentini; I had to sign him as he was just good not to at 100k. I have two fantastic MR/MCs so he was oversupply but big clubs keep knocking and I have just received an offer of 4 million from Everton. Honestly dont think I can turn that down. 3.9 million profit in under 6 months!! I just hope Rebane can shake this recurring ligament injury for good.


    OUT
    Mouhamadou Jung to Norwich for 475k.
    Jung is really the only one out thats worth a mention. I had signed Jung last season on a free to cover during an injury crisis. Hes now worth approx 1.1million but I feel I made a tidy profit in a short space of time. Not to be confused with Andreas Jung who is the German youth who was signed late in the season.

    Full transfers for 2019/20



    The Key Men

    Mathias Jessen - ST - Signed as a prospect and instantly made first team. Hero will hopefully stay a long time.

    Mickael Gebre-Mariam - ML - Refused to enter talks for a new contract then signed for Dijon FCO will leave in July. Was great last season. Was awesome this season with 17 assists and 7 motm. Now he is leaving for a Ligue 2 outfit while the rest of the squad get premiership football. Impatient ****

    Andreas Abrahamsen - ST - Has been here since 2014. Norwegian international. Was transfer listed at the start of the lat two seasons, by the end of each one earned a new contract. Has helped us win the Blue Square Premier, League 1, and Championship titles. Starting to get suspicious that if I let him leave our luck will run out. Top goalscorer this season

    Odd-Geir Birknes
    - DC - Also here for a while, also Norwegian int, has been solid as a rock all season and will also be getting an improved contract.

    Rene Eilertsen - DR - yet another Norwegian int and yet another star for Redditch. Scandinavia and eastern europe has been kind to us. Will be leaving as hes peaked and I've been getting good offers. Stuart Jones has also been begging for his place.

    Damjan Cvijanovic - CM/MR - always dependable Cvijanovic has been here since the rebuild upon hitting League 2 and has had another storming season. Starting to become a bit of a club legend.

    Special mentions

    Artur Rebane
    - CM/MR - Was out from the second game with a 4 month injury, returned to play excellently only to be injured again in march. I still hold him in high enough regard that I will be selling on Valentini and hoping Rebane can prove he isnt made of glass next season. His average ratings dont do him justice, watching him on the pitch is awesome. When hes fit he lifts the whole team to the next level.

    Kieran Connaughton
    - GK - dubbed the next Shay Given I have high hopes for this guy. Has been solid in every game hes played. I've been rotating with Alex McCarthy (Reading keeper). Also played in goal in the only game against Manchester United that we didnt conceed, I realise this now lol. Will have homegrown status by July and will be first choice keeper as McCarthy will be leaving. Fingers corossed its not too early for him. Guess time will tell.

    Andy Hewitt - AM/ST - Disapointing this season. Is our current captain and was our first choice striker due to excellent returns over the last few seasons. looks to be struggling at this level. Has now dropped to 4th choice behind Jessen, Abrahamsen and Hendry (who is also struggling). has been at the club since the league 2 rebuild and I still think he has more to give.





    Next season's aims
    Keep wages as low as possible.
    Survive the Prem. Avoid relegation at all costs. Remain focused on survival and not silverware.
    Improve training facilities massivley.
    Avoid temptation to rebuild squad.
    Give Ben Wright (found all 3 norwegians, Valentini, Rebane and Jessen) a pay rise for finding such great players for me to trial,
    and Tosh Farrell gets a rise too for telling me which ones dont just look promising but are.


    Code:
    June 24th Screen shot 
    Season     Division                    Position          Achievments
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    2012/13 Blue Square North         12th               Mid table                           best eleven.  transfers1  2
    
    2013/14 Blue Square North         1st               Champions                           best eleven.  transfers
    
    2014/15 Blue Square Premier       4th               Top half finish                      best eleven.  transfers
    
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier       1st               Champions                           best eleven.  transfers
     
    2016/17 nPower League 2           5th              Playoffs-Promotion                best eleven.  transfers
     
    2017/18 nPower League 1           1st              Shock Champions                 best eleven.  transfers
    
    2018/19 nPower Championship      10th           Surprise mid finish                 best eleven.  transfers
    
    2019/20 nPower Championship      1st             Surprise Domination              best eleven   transfers
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    Question: how do you view this situation?I've tried reloading the game 100's of times to try to get Marine but to no avail. If I edit the database so they start in the BSN (and obviously leave every other setting alone) would I be accepted in the challenge?My wage budget is £2k per week.

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    Hi - I think that no editing is allowed.

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    Which clubs have the best facilities, in terms of training and youth development of the teams eligible for this challenge?

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    I'm pretty sure any of the clubs available have such bad facilities it honestly think it wont make too much difference Just pick a team you like the look off and go for it. Challenge is heaps of fun and I cant think of a better game Ive played in FM or FML.



    Just heading into my first Premiership match O_o scary stuff. Found a fantastic MC prospect for under 600k in Coric . Decided not to sell Valentini and instead just received this offer from Arsenal for Jessen. Signed for free last season..... 8 million bids this season. Seriously hope I can keep him here and fight off these vultures

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    Hi, all!

    Always wanted to give this a proper go and now I am. I actually had started with Tooting and Mitcham but later on realized that I violated the rules by signing a few players without scouting them. This time I am managing Harrow. My profile

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    Right 6 months in with Lowestoft Town.

    My expectation for the season was purely to avoid relegation with some young players with good potential. So here were my transfers A couple of decent players in there, the biggest signing being Michael Ball who I think was a bit of a coup, still not sure how I still managed to get him. There were some league teams interested in him, but anyway typically he suffered a long term injury. "/

    Anyway here is the table so far. Personally surprised with how well we have done. As you will see by the fixtures (fixtures2) started quite inconsistently but found some form in last few months. So I strengthened as season has gone on and scouts have found more and more players. Hence why I brung in three player recently.

    Cup wise FA cup done well getting to second round although had quite an easy draw mostly, FA trophy slightly disappointing!

    The best signing so far has been Jay Mehmet & Mark Nwokeji both have got goals and been brilliant. Nwokeji is pretty tired after most games though which is one of his downfalls. Hope my defence improve and fork out more consistent performances best two defenders have been Sam Page and Semi Ajayi, unfortunately Ajayi picked up an injury as you can see but Page is getting better and better.

    Will keep you posted, with the form we are on I think we can do well. Not getting carried away mind, avoiding relegation is priority!!

    Thanks for reading will post again end of season!
    Last edited by YellowLittle; 15-05-2012 at 19:36.

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    2016-17 Northwich Victoria BSN Pos 12th

    Debt cleared - cash generated poor season.

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    2017-18 Northwich Victoria BSN Pos 1st - Promotion clinched on the 9th March with 9 games to go.

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    Lowestoft Town
    Season 2012/13


    Started by sorting out team and bringing in young players to hopefully improve as season went on. Here is a screenshot of my transfers throughout the season.

    Good signings in there and improved team further as season went on, the marquee signing of the bunch was Michael Ball really who obviously is pretty well known nationally.

    My expectations for the season was a mid table finish with players I had I thought possibly capable to push for play offs. It turned out a fantastic season in all honesty and unfortunately missed out on play offs on goal difference. So my final position was 6th!

    Was a fantastic season to be honest and there were some massive wins. Overall the form in the season was patchy one month brilliant, the next not so good. Results 1, Results 2, Results 3.

    As you can see by the fixtures didn't do too badly in FA Cup, but didn't do well in FA Trophy.

    Finally the top 3 players for me were:

    Scott Mitchell - Was brilliant on the right hand side for me, one of the players who I inherited in the squad. He played 40 games which included 8 goals and 23 assists. His average rating was the best in the team at 7.31 overall. Top stuff.

    Jay Mehmet - The youngster who I signed in the summer was fantastic. He plays mainly up front but played a fair few games on left wing to cover injuries. He was joint top scorer with 21 goals and the reason he was better then Mark Nwokeji was because he covered injuries which helped us out. With his 21 goals he had 9 assists and an average rating of 7.27 throughout his 41 appearances.

    Sam Page - The central defender who I signed before season was a rock, was quickly appointed captain and has been in the heart of defence most of the season.Altogether he played 37 games didn't rack up any goals did get 1 assist and an average rating of 7.07. He picked up four MOM's on the way.

    To be fair weakest part of my team was defence, attack was brilliant and Nathan Fisher another one of my strikers who came in January managed to pick up 15 goals in 25 appearances. Hopefully if defence improve promotion can be a realistic target next season.

    I feel as though I have missed something out.

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    Season    League   Position  Europe   Cups                          Other
    2012/13   BSN      6th       N/A       FAC 1st, FAT 3rdQual      BSN Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (??)
    Hope you don't mind me stealing your code box B101.

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    2017-18 Northwich Victoria BSN Pos 1st - Promotion clinched on the 9th March with 9 games to go.

    P 42 Won 32 Drew 7 Lost 3 For 98 Against 37 Points 103

    Well what a turnaround from last year, sorted out the club finances, totally overhauled the squad thanks to my scouts finding lots of talent in Ireland.

    Reached the 4th Qual round of the FA Cup and the 3rd round of the Trophy.

    Oh - just won Manager of the Year.
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    Quick question:
    Near post corner routine is allowed? That and switching to 4-4-2 seems to kind of turned my season around.

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    Nice going Yellow, vasatore can't answer that I'm afraid. Like you I found a fairly basic 4-4-2 worked well for me with only a little tweaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swindon69 View Post
    Nice going Yellow, vasatore can't answer that I'm afraid. Like you I found a fairly basic 4-4-2 worked well for me with only a little tweaking.
    This is how it turned out for me so far.

    By the way, i tried to sign almost all the three star rated players by my scouts. Some attributes of them were not visible due to my scouts being not so good, but I opted to trust their judgement. It turns out most of the players are crappy. I'll never make that mistake again. I have at leat 7-8 players I want to get rid of but I can't.
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    I did that too - I found my scouts did well in Ireland.

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    Better late than never....

    My Profile - Day 1



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    Hednesford Town Football Club


    Hednesford Town are pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Grinter as their new manager ahead of their return to the Football Conference after a six year absence. Founded in 1880, the Staffordshire club previously had a six season run in the Conference from 1995 to 2001 and won the FA Trophy in 2004 with a 3-2 win over Canvey Island. They returned to Conference in 2005/06 but were relegated from the North division after just one season. The club also reached the final of the Welsh Cup in 1992 but were defeated 1-0 by Cardiff City.

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    Default Harrow 1st Season


    Harrow Borough - Season 2012/2013 - Blue Square South

    Squad - Table - Transfers - Transfers 2


    Competitions Board Expectation Personal Expectation Outcome
    Blue Square South Avoid Relegation Relegation Play-off spot Winners!
    FA Cup Third Round Third Round Second Round
    FA Trophy Experience Final Third Qualifying

    Season Review:

    After an unsuccessful off-season run I opted to leave my fav formation of 4-3-2-1 and switched to flat 4-4-2. It gave us good results with proper adjustments depending on the oppositions. We did not fall into the trap of falling in love with a fixed tactic/formation and paid attention to the opposition. Who does not love to read this or this. We tried to bring any player that wants to play for us, who were not many. As the season went along and transfer terms shut down for higher leagues, we were able to talk to better players. We did not close the transfers until the end of season. All the success we had during the season, we could not figure how to keep a clean sheet. Many of the transfers were central defenders but they did not cut it.

    We observed that we are not a cup team as we got ousted at the first round we played. We have to look into it.

    Player of the season:

    Tamer Tuna - SC - 33 goals all competitions (not like we competed deep in other than league). Attributes not impressive though.

    Other Key Players

    Aleksandars Sovoljovs - M/AMR - Attribute-wise best player but due to injuries had not played enough. 16 assists 9 goals
    Richie Barroilhet - SC - Joined the team later in the season. 15 goals 9 assists.

    Next Season Personal Expectations:

    - Find a better defensive approach to keep clean sheets
    - Earn a play off spot (kind of ambitious goal)


    Last edited by vasatore; 22-05-2012 at 08:54. Reason: Well, almost everything possible

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    Season 8 - 2020/2021 - Barclays Premiership



    Board expectations
    : Avoid Relegation
    My expectations: Avoid Relegation
    Final Posistion: 14th

    FA Cup: Fourth round (lost to Blackburn 2-1)

    League Cup: Embarrassing early knockout. (2nd round 2-0 to Derby)


    Phew, The Premiership was a severe wakeupcall but we have survived \o/ Plenty of horrible losing streaks had me very worried mid season that we were going down, but thanks to terrible showings from Newcastle and everton that just wasnt to happen. I had originally planned on not signing anyone except young players for the future to see how well my team held up but by Christmas it was obvious the current team wasnt going to cut it at this level. 8 games without a win (including a terrible 4-1 against Blackburn and 4-1 against west ham) was hard to take and my strikers seemed incapable of staying calm. Jessen was missing chance after chance and my other strikers were just getting skinned. Spending millions on kids in the preseason was starting to look like a very silly move.
    By the time January came around I let Valentini leave as I was sick of his moaning and I opened the chequebook and snapped up a first team signing in Sean Irwin who had fallen out with the staff at United. Things picked up a little but the team never looked comfortable or playing like a unit. We did what was needed but it wasnt pretty. One plus was the saving of cash due to our very low wages and low expense overall. We have made a fortune over the last 3 seasons. We are ranked the 84th richest club in the world O_o
    Heading into next season I plan to throw some of that cash around now that we have survied on a budget >


    Highlight of the season

    Beating Man Ciy 3-0 at home at the start of Febuary.
    We had only won one game in the last TEN premiership games. Morale was an all time low, Man City had whipped us 3-0 at the start of the season too. I honestly expected a poor showing and another loss but the lads played amazingly. I though it would be a turning point in the season but we lost 5-0 against Man United that weekend. Oh well.

    Lowpoint of the season

    Coric Braking his leg.
    Coric who i had planned on replacing Hillier as the season progressed snapped his leg at the end of november and missed the entire season. I had great hopes for this dude as his starting stats were through the roof for a 17 year old. His attributes have all taken a shock (some are down by 2) but I'm hopefull he can return and claim a place in the team.



    Transfers


    I'll just pick a few:

    Coric; was a very late signing in the pre-season. I tried him out in the cup games and he made such an impact I was to replace Hillier over the season with him even if he was so young. Broke his leg on international duty (U21s) and missed the rest of the season.

    Villaescusa; the clubs first big signing. I know 3.4million is a hell of a lot for an unproven youth but I had to spend the budget somewhere and his reports were just amazing. I could make profit now but I'm hoping to start playing him in cup fixtures this season.

    Steve Southall; signed as a backup ML as I had just bought Hearn. Has actually proven to be a better fit in my system. Played well and will be staying.



    For the first team:
    Charlie Hearn ; Signed from united and brought in to replace Gebre-Mariam who is badly missed. Has been a bit of a disapointment but has made good progress attribute wise. Unsure what to do with him as he complains a lot.

    Sean Irwin; I needed a goalscorer by January and I needed one quick. Irwin has only joined and has found it hard to blend in but i'm hoping next season is a good one for him.

    OUT


    Martin Valentini
    ; whinged and moaned when I issued a hands off warning to Man city/Chelsea etc... then played a string of 6.0 games, was a serious annoyance and disapointment. Started to complain around January again so I shipped him out for 5.5 million. Still I bought him last season for 100k so PROFIT

    Rene Eilertsen; Left for 1.5 million to newcastle and managed to have an awfull season. Was regretting selling for most of the season as Jones has been a bit crap and Villaescusa is too young.


    Full transfers for 2020/21




    The Key Men

    Damjan Cvijanovic - MC/MR - (Captain) even when everyone else is struggling, Cvijanovic manages to have a good season yet again.

    Odd-Geir Birknes - DC - again managed to have a good season even though our defence left a lot to be desired.

    Sean Irwin - ST - only here since january but was crucial in us avoiding that dreaded relegation zone.

    Artur Rebane - MR - managed to stay almost injury free for once. when fit he was awesome at setting up my strikers, but Jessen, Hendry,
    Ambrahamsen and Hewitt were dissapointing this season constantly missing sitters.

    Special mentions

    Sinisalo - St - At only 17 I let him step up when injurys hit my on poor form anyway) strikers. Impressed me. Value has skyrocketed lately.

    Jessen - St - Has had me pulling my hair out all season, he gets into space so well and constantly has chances but just refuses to score. I've been recieving bids of up to 8 million from teams which is infuriating when he isnt performing but I'm determined to stick with him for at least one more season. Should have had 15+ goals this season. Maddening.

    Gustafsson - GK - I sent Kieran Connaughton out on loan when he moaned about lack of first team starts. I was rotating him and Gustafsson with the hope that Connaughton would gel with the team and become solid first choice. The opposite has happened, Gustafsson has proved himself capable and looks to be a star in the making. Value has also just jumped to 4million+ O_o



    Next season's aims
    Spend big and push for high mid table if possible.
    Defence needs a serious boost (looking at a big signing or two) hopefully strikers can find some form as they have the ability.
    Improve training facilities yet again.
    Do better in League cup.


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    Season     Division                    Position          Achievments
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    2012/13 Blue Square North         12th               Mid table                           best eleven.  transfers1  2
    
    2013/14 Blue Square North         1st               Champions                           best eleven.  transfers
    
    2014/15 Blue Square Premier       4th               Top half finish                      best eleven.  transfers
    
    2015/16 Blue Square Premier       1st               Champions                           best eleven.  transfers
     
    2016/17 nPower League 2           5th              Playoffs-Promotion                best eleven.  transfers
     
    2017/18 nPower League 1           1st              Shock Champions                 best eleven.  transfers
    
    2018/19 nPower Championship      10th           Surprise mid finish                 best eleven.  transfers
    
    2019/20 nPower Championship      1st             Surprise Domination              best eleven   transfers
    
    2020/21 Barclays Premiership       14th          Unconvincing mid table           best eleven   transfers
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    Gunna try this again, going to be boring though and go with Chester although I suppose it wont be that much easier than the others.

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    I just spent over 70k on a 33 year old MC with terrible stats bar determination bravery and teamwork.... all because he has amazing PPMs to try pass on to a youngster through tutoring. I've passed on PPMs by accident but never actually planned it out like this. Hope to hell it works.


    Best of luck with Chester dinthead

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    Hednesford Town Football Club

    2012/13 Season - 11th in the Conference North
    P 42 W 16 D 12 L 14 GF 51 GA 49 GD +2


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    A slow start saw us winless and bottom after six games before a breakthrough 2-1 win against Boston United after spending most of the game with ten men started our rise towards midtable. After eleven games we were 12th and from that point we never moved higher than 10th or fell lower than 14th.

    FA Cup
    Fixtures
    We started off with victories against lower league Bedworth United and Marine before requiring a replay to get past Rushall Olympic and into the First Round proper. Our opponent there was League One side Tranmere Rovers who we put in a credible performance against before eventually going down 4-2.

    FA Trophy
    Our FA Trophy campaign typified our main problem this season, an inability to put the ball in the back of the net when we were dominating. A 0-0 draw against Vauxhall Motors at home was followed by a 0-0 draw away, before going out 6-5 on penalties.

    The Squad
    PlayersTransfers
    Rob Gier – English born Philippines international. Was the only player in the team to gain an average rating of at least seven.
    Craig Nelthorpe – our best midfielder. 6 goals and 11 assists on the left and was named Man of the Match on six occasions.
    Richard Walker – the best of a bad bunch as far as our strikers went. The 35 year old topped our scoring charts with 9 goals in 38 games (7 in 31 in the league).

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    2012/13    Conference North    11th    1st Round    3rd Qual Round
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    2011/12    Manchester City      Arsenal    Arsenal       AC Milan            Sporting CP
    2012/13    Tottenham Hotspur    Everton    Chelsea       Manchester City     Bayer Leverkusen

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    Hadn't been looking on here as it had all gone a bit quiet but well done for those of you starting new games and to Spacenugget for his rise through the leagues. I'm surprised you are finding such great players in scandanavia, i've rarely found any decent players from there, mine are all from spain, germany and france.
    Going through the freebies at the end of the season is always useful in the prem, picked up 2 wonderkids this year from spain

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    WORKSOP Premier League 2027/28


    Table

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    CL - 1st KO Rd

    FA Cup - Semi-Final

    League Cup - 3rd Rd


    Overall a disappointing season, started on fire knocking in an average of 3 goals a game for the first 3 months but injuries to shaaban and steifler for several months in jan and feb killed this momentum as the backups weren't good enough along with loss of form for my strikers. By mar Chelsea and Man City were well clear but a good late run got me into 3rd place and the CL groups. In the CL i easily topped a group of Zurizh, Roma and Copenhagen with 16 points, in the 1st KO Rd the team had a disaster of a first leg losing 4-1 away to PSG, attacking from the off i was only able to win 1-0 in the return leg.
    In the FA cup the team reached the semi's and led 2-0 after 25 mins against Arsenal but lost 3-2 in ET. The reserves lost to championship Huddersfield 0-1 at the first hurdle in the league cup.
    The club was taken over which proved a good thing as they pumped in £30 million to the accounts which only had £17 million in at the time. They also approved improvements to training facilities which are now maxed out and youth facilities. They further allowed an increase in coaches and scouts.

    Transfers

    Squad

    Defensively the side is very strong with even my 4th choice CB a leading prem player, GK's are equally strong.
    The biggest hole in the side was the backup CM's although Steifler and Shaaban are world class, Brandt ended up playing in CM rather than his usual RM. The strikers went through boom and bust periods but there are a number of good youngsters waiting in the wings for a chance. Mendoza showed himself to be the best player in the team.
    At the start of the season i was happy with the squad and so only some good free youngsters came in, the best Sagna is a wonderkid and was particually disappointing.
    Leaving were some higher earning backup players, i had been wanting to offload Pavkovic (87 apps, 4 goals) for some time. Vuran (177 apps, 54 goals) was a good backup but i felt i could get better. Bretthauer (129 apps, 43 goals) never really developed from when he arrived and mostly played in the cup games. Samardzic (219 apps, 14 goals) was a first team player but i got fed up with his wanting to leave, general moaning and inconsistant performances, i spent 2 years trying to offload him without success, his value when i sold him for £1 million was £2.7 million.


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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 - 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
    2016/17        L2            14th         1st Rd            LC - 2nd Rd/JPT - Qtr-f      N/A                    None
    2017/18        L2            6th          3rd Rd            LC - 2nd Rd/JPT - 2nd Rd     N/A                    Lost in playoff Final
    2018/19        L2            3rd          3rd Rd            LC - 3rd Rd/JPT - N- Final   N/A                    Automatic promotion
    2019/20        L1            1st          5th Rd            LC - 1st Rd/JPT - Winners    N/A                    League Winners, JPT Winners
    2020/21        CMP           11th         3rd Rd            LC - 4th Rd                  N/A                    None
    2021/22        CMP           11th         3rd Rd            LC - 4th Rd                  N/A                    None    
    2022/23        CMP           3rd          6th Rd            LC - Winners                 N/A                    Promoted via playofffs, LC winners
    2023/24        Prem          8th          Winners           LC - 3rd Rd                  EC - QTR-final         FA Cup winners
    2024/25        Prem          5th          5th Rd            LC - Winners                 EC - Winners           LC winners, Euro Cup Winners
    2025/26        Prem          4th          Winners           LC - 4th Rd                  EC - QTR-Final         FA Cup winners
    2026/27        Prem          2nd          6th Rd            LC - 3rd Rd                  CL - QTR-Final         None
    2027/28        Prem          3rd          Semi-final        LC - 3rd Rd                  CL - 1st KO Rd         None

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    Hadn't been looking on here as it had all gone a bit quiet but well done for those of you starting new games and to Spacenugget for his rise through the leagues. I'm surprised you are finding such great players in scandanavia, i've rarely found any decent players from there, mine are all from spain, germany and france.
    Going through the freebies at the end of the season is always useful in the prem, picked up 2 wonderkids this year from spain
    I think its due to my first scouts all being from Scandinavia or at least speaking Norwegian or Danish. I sent them all out that direction early and since then my knowledge of those country's has always been top, and because they have been finding dudes that are making me money or joining the first team I have left them there. I've just checked and my original two scouts both played in the Norwegian Premier league before retiring coincidence or maybe the regens see them as heros or something.

    Lately there has been lots of Croatians and French kids. Spain has been terrible for me bar My dl who was spotted ages ago. The south American countries have also been a bit ***** lots of out and out wingers though and little technical strikers but neither fit my system. I have set up a work permit feeder club last season though so off the top of my head I have: A Japanese Striker (looks awesome), A Ghanaian MC (bit of a gamble) and a Uruguayan MC (immense). So I wont be so Scandariffic soon

    I'll have to start scouting in Germany after you mentioned it, I've pretty much overlooked Germany entirely O_o except for my backup striker who i think was playing on loan in France when he was spotted. I'm glad I found this thread/challenge as its been an awesome game and reading through everyone else's journey is really really interesting.

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    2018-19 Northwich Victoria BSP Pos 2nd

    The title went to the wire, on the last match of the season I was in 2nd at home to the team in 1st. I went 1-0 and completely dominated the game 'till the 75th min when one of my central defenders tugged an opponents shirt, the penalty was their 1st shot so now it was 1-1, 5 minutes later my other central defender missed a ball in the area 1-2. Those 2 shots were there only ones on target to my five.

    Fortunately I then breezed through the play-offs beating Borehan Wood in both legs, which was quite satisfying as I'd not managed to beat them in the regular season. The final was an anti-climax really as I brushed Dover aside in a comfortable 3-0 win.

    My ground is being expanded so I won't be playing at home 'till Feb 2020.

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    FC United Football Club
    2017/18 Season (6th Season)


    Current Club: FC United.
    Division: Premier League
    Season: 2017/2018
    Board Expectation: Avoid relegation.

    Finish:
    League = Winner
    FA Cup = Winner
    League Cup = Winner

    Season 6 Summary
    We overhauled the team with great players last year, and kept many this year. My newest tactic completely decimated most other teams, and we held firm against the big boys. Leading to an extremely unexpected TREBLE!

    37-wins, 1-draw, 0-loss; and a goal difference of +113.

    League Table:
    http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/...iew_Stages.png

    FA Cup:
    http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/...n_Overview.png

    League Cup:
    http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/...n_Overview.png

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    2012/13		Blue Square North   1st	   Champions
    2012/13		FA Cup              n/a	   6th Round
    2012/13		FA Trophy           1st	   Winner
    
    2013/14		Blue Square Prem    1st	   Champions
    2013/14		FA Cup              n/a	   5th Round Replay
    2013/14		FA Trophy           1st	   Winner (retained)
    
    2014/15		nPower League 2      1st	 Champions
    2014/15		FA Cup               n/a	 6th Round
    2014/15		League Cup           n/a	 1st Round
    2014/15		Paint Trophy         1st	 Winner
    
    2015/16		nPower League 1      1st	 Champions
    2015/16		FA Cup               n/a	 6th Round
    2015/16		League Cup           n/a	 3rd Round
    2015/16		Paint Trophy         1st	 Winner (retained)
    
    2016/17		nPower Championship    1st	 Champions
    2016/17		FA Cup               n/a	 Semi Final
    2016/17		League Cup           n/a	 4th Round Replay
    
    2017/18		Premier Lague         1st	     Champions
    2017/18		FA Cup               1st	 Winner
    2017/18		League Cup           1st	 Winner
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    just got chester into the prem in my 6th season really didnt expect to get out of league 1 but flew out of it with some amazing regen signings then i have went straight to the premier league cant complain with that

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    Nice one Sando

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    Quote Originally Posted by sando123 View Post
    just got chester into the prem in my 6th season really didnt expect to get out of league 1 but flew out of it with some amazing regen signings then i have went straight to the premier league cant complain with that
    Very nice mate, only 1 season behind me!

    First to the champions league then?

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    I'm still faffing about in L2.

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    Just found this thread and decided to give the challenge a go

    Heres my start page, im going with newly promoted Lowestoft Town in the Blue Sq North, and the board have given me the princely sum on £0 to buy players and £2k per month for wages, current wage bill is £15 per month.

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    Blackmama - Chester FC - Season 13/14 - Blue Square Premier

    Season review: Lost 1-0 in the playoff final extra time to a fluke goal from 40 yards of the bar Absolutely devastating!!

    Positives: 200.000 £ in gaterevenues from the final (40.000 at wembley), My young inexperienced team getting to the final and only losing out on automatic primotion by four points, really good prospects for a succesful next season.

    COME ON CHESTER!

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    Good luck Darkwin - it's quite a fun challenge

    2019/20 Northwich Victoria L2 (1st season) Pos 8th

    Rather frustrating season - I went into the final game needing to beat Coventry City who were just above me to get into the play-offs, absolutely battered them 13 shots on target to there 4, 4 CCC to their 2, ended up drawing the game 1-1.

    Still some hopefull signs for next year, some cracking results battered Southend 8-1 and Oldham 7-2 and only lost twice in the Jan to May period.

    Just to rub it in Southend have just gone up through the play-offs.

    The board have just purchased the stadium.
    Last edited by Swindon69; 02-06-2012 at 11:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmama View Post

    Blackmama - Chester FC - Season 13/14 - Blue Square Premier

    Season review: Lost 1-0 in the playoff final extra time to a fluke goal from 40 yards of the bar Absolutely devastating!!

    Positives: 200.000 £ in gaterevenues from the final (40.000 at wembley), My young inexperienced team getting to the final and only losing out on automatic primotion by four points, really good prospects for a succesful next season.

    COME ON CHESTER!
    Gutting - hate the playoffs on FM for just that reason. Best of luck for both you and Swindon69 in building for next season

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    Canvey Island FC - Season 2016/17 - npower Championship


    League

    Predicted 24th as standard, although mid-table was a more realistic aim at the start of the season. As with every year, we played the Free Transfer market, bringing in two good young forwards from France in Loic Bonin and Cedric Combe (both regens), whilst adding quality to the wings in Wayne Routledge and another Frenchman in Johan Pastorelli. It seemed to take a while to gel (admittedly the money-spinning friendlies against much better teams probably didn't help), but a run of 5 straight wins in September put us 3rd in the table. A worse run of just 2 wins in 11 followed, meaning we were sitting 9th just before Christmas, but we really moved up a gear in the New Year, and a run of 14 wins in our last 18 fixtures took us to a very unexpected title win!

    Final position: 1st - Winners
    League Table

    Cups

    We actually made in to the 4th Round of the FA Cup this year, but paid the price for not closing out the game against Birmingham - we lost the replay. Once again, didn't care about the League Cup.

    FA Cup: 4th Rnd replay loss to Birmingham (1-3 away)
    League Cup: 3rd Rnd loss to Bristol City - (1-3 away)

    Players of the Season

    Squad

    This was a genuine team effort with no real standout player (perhaps N'Diaye in centre mid at a push), so I figure I'll just show them off

    GK: Jan Brusko - A really solid performer who is developing really nicely. Made some excellent saves and kept a good number of clean sheets.

    DR: Gerard Hoey - Has been with us since League Two and continues to improve. Solid as a rock.
    DC: Eduardo - Never put a foot wrong since joining this summer. Centre back wasn't a position I was initially looking to improve, but the pair of them were rocks.
    DC: Rafael Della Marca - If Eduardo's the brains of the defence, this man's the brawn. Scored a few crucial goals as well.
    DL: Oscar Gregori - Again, another formidable player who just keeps things nice and simple.

    MR: Wayne Routledge - Disappointing if I'm honest. Went missing in games too often for my liking and will be looking to ship him off this summer.
    MC: Ismaila N'Diaye - Just awesome. Stunned he joined us, but scored some good goals as well as working hard off the ball. Our Yaya Touré
    MC: Florent Cuvelier/Johan Dupont - Dupont was supposed to be a backup but Cuvelier seems quite injury prone. Both played well though when fit.
    ML: Johan Pastorelli - Much better than Routledge, but could use more flair from him really. Probably need to tweak my tactics for him

    ST: Loic Bonin - Should be much better than he is - just lacks composure. I think he'll come good though.
    ST: Cédric Combe - An awesome Target Man at this level, but again could get more goals.

    Notable mention: Giovanni Policano - Injured for quite a bit but still chipped in with a number of goals, whilst Bill Paul also did well playing a bit part role

    Top goalscorer: Cédric Combe, 18 (17 in League)
    Most assists: Giovanni Policano, 12 (12 in League)

    2017/18 Season Thoughts:

    As always, I'll be conservative and say I'd be happy just to stay up! It all depends on who we can sign as the squad was hardly the best in the Championship! The plan is to continue to buy young and then sell them on, whilst playing the free transfer market. Should be interesting, at any rate.

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    2012/13   BSS      1st       N/A      FAC 1st, FAT 4th              BSS Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent)
    2013/14   BSP      2nd       N/A      FAC 3rd, FAT 1st              Promoted via playoffs, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent) 
    2014/15   L2       1st       N/A      FAC 3rd, JPT 2nd, LC 1st      Winner, L2 Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Bill Paul)
    2015/16   L1       1st       N/A      FAC 3rd, JPT 3rd, LC 1st      Winner, L2 Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Bill Paul)
    2016/17   CH       1st       N/A      FAC 4th, LC 3rd               Winner, CH Manager of the Season

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    Lowestoft Town FC - Season 2012/13 - Blue Square North


    League

    The board were expecting to bravely fight against relegation, and the media were predicting a 20th place finish. and was given no cash and a 2k wage budget to accomplish this.
    I brought in 15 players to strengthen the squad in all areas and quickly went over the wage cap.

    After a winless preseason the season opened with a surprise 4-0 win against Stalybridge, but this was nothing but a false dawn for the team as the next five games saw defeat for Lowestoft and slumping to 23rd , the team were not gelling at all and I was beginning to worry that my preseason signings were duds and chokers. Form picked up the team clicked it was December before the relative good form dropped, the team resided in 10th. January began and it appeared the club were still celebrating new year as they slumped to a run of 5 defeats, when things picked up again they team never fully got going again and form remained inconsistent with too many draws and the occasional defect keeping the club from mounting a challenge for the play off spots. Lowestoft ended the season in 9th place 11 points outside of the playoffs. Not bad for the lowest paid team in the league.

    Cup Competitions
    FA Cup - 4th Qual Round replay - Billericay 1-0 dominated the game but stubborn defending seen Billericay steal the victory with their only shot on target.
    Fa Trophy - 3rd Round - Cheltenham 3-0 We were totally outclassed but our Blue Sq Premier opponents.

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    2013/14

    Hoping to win the league, need to further strengthen the squad so will be releasing a few players to make way for some more free transfers as there is no chance of the club giving me any transfer money, I can only hope they give me more than 2k per month for the wage budget. I will also be replacing the assisstant manager as the fellow I have i just dont like. (Missing having Billy Dodds in the game my usual assistant)

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    Hey all I realise i'm a bit late to the party with this one but I was hoping for a bit of help. Basicly I live in Horsham and really want to manage them in this challenge but at a rating of 850 its gonna take me years of reloading. So does anyone have a horsham save knocking about? I would be so grateful!

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    just started with fc united here is my profile looking to consolidate this season

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    Quote Originally Posted by b101 View Post
    Now go on and win it...with results like that u can!

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    A historic era for FC United, our first ever champions league group...


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    Quote Originally Posted by FuSS View Post
    Now go on and win it...with results like that u can!
    Cheers pal, sitting 4th in December, ten points off Arsenal who are looking incredible. Outplaying a number of teams but quality is starting to show as the games we've lost/drawn are those in which we just haven't taken our chances. Great result for you in Milan btw, how good are your players or is it all just down to tactics?

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    Lowestoft Town FC - Season 2013/14 - Blue Square North
    3rd - defeated in playoff final


    Transfers

    Expectations of the board and media were low and as such I was given 2.8k per month to get the squad safe from relegation. With nothing to spend ad lots of dead wood to drop 15 new free signings were made over the season and 23 were shown the door.

    League

    A great season for the team despite missing out narrowly on promotion. August to mid November the team got off to a magnificent start only loosing 2 games and seeing us clear at the top of the league. Our exit from the FA cup dented the teams confidence and the from suffered and the team began to drop points, AFC Telford soon overtook us and we never caught up to them again, i fact for awhile our inconstancy threatened to see the play offs slip away from us again a we dropped to 7th, but Mid March our form returned and we remained undefeated until the last league fame of the season, the run seen us rise to 3rd place the play offs beckoned.

    Play-offs

    Semi - Final v Tamworth (2-1 agg victory) - Both legs were tightly contested first match at Tamworth ended in a 1-1 draw, the return match also ended after 90 mins again 1-1 and into extra time we went, the break through fr us came in the 2nd min f added on time in the first half of extra time, Callum Reynolds of Tamworth put one into his own net under pressure. Superb rear guard action in the 2nd half of extra time was enough to see us though to the final to play Darrlington.

    Final v Darlington (2-1 defeat) - So close but yet so far for my Lowestoft squad, Darlington took the lead in the 36th min, we equalized on the 42nd min and it was game on, the 2nd half seen Lowestoft gradually dominate as the match went on but i the 88th min we were caught with a classic sucker punch ad lost a goal on the counter attack, further heartbreak was to come when we had a goal chopped off in the 4th min of injury time for a foul on the keeper. So a 3rd Season in the Blue Square North for us

    Star Performers

    I could list the full team here but the best of the best will do.

    Tommy Skelton - 20 assists and 7 MoM awards mad him invaluable to the squad. Also Voted Blue Sq north Player of the year.
    Martin Reilly - consistent performer, always offers a constant threat to the opponents.
    Sam Westly - Always present and an absolute rock, chipped in with a fair few goals too.

    Squad

    Cup Competitions
    FA Cup - 1st Round - Accrington 3-1 defeat, not much to say simply outplayed.
    Fa Trophy - 4th Round - Dartford 2-1 defeat, tight match won by a late goal.

    2014/15

    This team is good, I just need to get a bit more cash out the board for wages and I will be able to get in the 1 or 2 players needed to go from a good team to a great team, I cannot afford a 4th season in Blue Square North

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    2012/13    Blue Sq North        9th
    2013/14    Blue Sq North        3rd            Play off Final

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    Lowestoft Town FC - Season 2014/15 - Blue Square North
    Champions


    Transfers

    Less Activity transfer wise this year, the hoped boost to the wage budget never materialized again and was given £3.1k per week to get a top half finish. 5 players in to strengthen the full backs and attacking options, with 1 player coming in the January window to fill in at Defensive Mid, 3 out of Contract players left the cub.

    League

    Wow what a season, a titanic season long struggle that for a long part of it involved the top 6 teams fighting out for supremacy. Despite loosing the 1st game of the season we got off to a flyer loosing twice and drawing twice going into the winter months. Then November happened again riding high and top of the league the team faltered and struggled to pick up a win seeing us drop to 5th, but thankfully the form picked back up ad the chase was on, Stalybridge, Nuneaton and Barrow lay ahead of me with only 5 points separating us
    with Corby and Solihull Moors 3 points behind me.

    The club was bought over in this time by a local businessman but he was no more forth coming with extra wages as the last board were.

    Stalybridge went into 2015 in the lad by 1 point but a poor run of form took them out the race and shortly after Corby and Solihull dropped off the pace too, leaving us, Nuneaton and Barrow trading blows at the top of the league with all 3 of us taking turns at the top. With 4 games to go we regained 1st but Nuneaton had a game in hand but thankfully for us they choked. However it was still not over, the final day of the season dawned and we needed a win to secure the title but a the season proved things were never going to be that simple and we lost, however as luck would have it Nuneaton drew and Barrow lost giving me a heart attack and the title in the process.

    To celebrate our league win our new chairman has commissioned a new stadium so were going to have a bit of debt for a few years to pay off, I can only hope the new board are as generous with next seasons budget as they were with the stadium.

    Star Performers

    Martin Reilly - Another great season, caan always be relied upon up front.
    Peter O'Brien - Teams star performer, how he never won Blue sq North player of the season I'll never know.
    Sam Westly - Solid and dependable at the back rarely had a bad game for the team.
    Calum Kitscha - Special mention for this fellow, great keeper and has improved a shed load over the past few seasons, unlikely I'm going to be able to hold on to him as hes wanting to tougher challenge.

    Cup Competitions

    FA Cup - 3rd Qualification Round.
    Fa Trophy - 2nd Round.

    2015/16

    Blue Square Premier beckons. Will look to consolidate my place there and strengthen the squad.

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    2012/13    Blue Sq North        9th
    2013/14    Blue Sq North        3rd            Play off Final
    2014/15    Blue Sq Noeth        1st            Champions

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    Canvey Island FC - Season 2017/18 - Barclays Premiership


    League

    I didn't really have as much of an overhaul as I thought I would, keeping the back 5 together, and only really strengthening the wings and attack. With hindsight, one of the issues was that I wasn't sure what formation I was going to play until I started the season. Finally settling on a 4-5-1, I had bought 2 too many strikers, and probably needed to strengthen defence a bit more. That being said, we started well as always, with 4 wins in our first 5 games even seeing us top the table for a brief period. We tended to win most of our games other than the away fixtures against the big four (0-2 vs Utd, 0-3 vs Arsenal, 0-2 vs Chelsea and 0-2 vs Man City) - although we did manage to beat Arsenal and Chelsea at home. This away form is clearly where my tactic needs changing, and I'm contemplating going for a counter-attacking approach to see what that brings. January saw us 12 points off Arsenal at the top, but fighting it out for 3rd with Man City, Chelsea, Fulham, Spurs and Liverpool. Whilst we had an excellent run-in, losing just two of the last 12, it wasn't quite good enough, as we finished 5th with City and Chelsea just edging us out. Still, the Europa League should be an excellent experience.

    Final position: 5th - Qualified for Europa League (Winners = Man Utd)
    League Table

    Cups

    Partly due to a lucky draw (Stockport, Reading, QPR, West Brom, West Ham), and partly due to a much better squad than in previous years; we actually reached the Final of the FA Cup this year, only to get demolished by a much superior Arsenal side. We also made the Quarters of the Carling Cup but lost on pens to Chelsea.

    FA Cup: lost in the Final to Arsenal (0-3)
    League Cup: Quarter final loss to Chelsea - (1-1 home - 2-3 on pens)

    Players of the Season

    Squad

    Here's the team one year on... Again, I've been very ruthless with players who just haven't cut it at this level (the defence is probably next...)

    GK: Jan Brusko - Continues to play well and I've just rejected a £5m bid from Fulham. Handling could still improve though.

    DR: Gerard Hoey - This season has probably been a bridge too far. Not bad, but was shown up by the better wingers in the Prem.
    DC: Eduardo - Fairly solid but his improvement is slowing. Might look to replace him soon.
    DC: Rafael Della Marca - It seems every year I manage to grab a centre back in the Championship for free who goes on to become a really solid player. Della Marca is our man this year.
    DL: Oscar Gregori - A solid defender but not much else, another who will need replacing soonish.

    DMC: Olexandr Maxymov - joined for £1.8m in Jan and I have high hopes for him.
    MC: Ismaila N'Diaye - Another solid season for the big man.
    MC: Fabio Valdiviezo/Carlos Miguel - Valdiviezo was probably our signing of the season at just £1.8m, whilst Miguel was our marquee signing for £7.5m, but it's not been easy to fit him into the formation. Got better as the season progressed however.
    AMR: Jonathan Quevedo - A big signing at £6m from Velez, and he certainly delivered. Always a threat and grabbed vital goals and assists.
    AML: José Ángel Fernández García - Signed on a free from Barcelona and scored some stunning goals this season. Still a bit inconsistent, but when he's on form he's unplayable.

    ST: Rotated between a couple of players this year, with Cédric Combe and Orlando Pelaez (£5m) performing pretty well. Geronimo Farias is my other big hope for the future as well

    Top goalscorer: Cédric Combe, 14 (12 in League)
    Most assists: Jonathan Quevedo, 14 (13 in League)

    2018/19 Season Thoughts:

    We'll continue to build for the future, but I am well aware that I need some tutors in to make the best of the team we've got. We've already beaten Arsenal to the signing of Andreas Rechsteiner for £3.5m, who looks a really top prospect. As previously mentioned, the defence needs a bit of an overhaul, and I'd like a really class DMC. Other than that, just need to make sure we win all the games we should and compete better against the big clubs.

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    2012/13   BSS      1st       N/A      FAC 1st, FAT 4th              BSS Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent)
    2013/14   BSP      2nd       N/A      FAC 3rd, FAT 1st              Promoted via playoffs, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent) 
    2014/15   L2       1st       N/A      FAC 3rd, JPT 2nd, LC 1st      Winner, L2 Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Bill Paul)
    2015/16   L1       1st       N/A      FAC 3rd, JPT 3rd, LC 1st      Winner, L2 Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Bill Paul)
    2016/17   CH       1st       N/A      FAC 4th, LC 3rd               Winner, CH Manager of the Season
    2017/18   PL       5th       N/A      FAC Final, LC QF              PL Manager of the Season

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    2020-21 Northwich Victoria L2 Play-offs lost

    2021-22 I have 3 full Internationals in my side now, my three young Hungarians are now getting capped by the senior side.
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    Thought I might have a decent run in the Europa League, but we've been dealt a group of death with Napoli, Valencia (who have the best regen in the game) and Standard Liege. Hmm...

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    Worksop Premier League 2028/29

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    After 2 barren years this season started off with quite a few new players and it took the squad a while to get going with 5 draws in the first 5 games. This meant i spent most of the season off the pace and the usual poor form over xmas and jan made sure i was out of the title race and struggling to qualify for europe.
    I ended the season on form again with 37 points from 42 to snatch 4th place on the last day of the season.
    My reserves won the league cup beating West Ham 4-1 in the final. In the FA cup i reached the semi-final and completely dominated Liverpool only to somehow draw 2-2 and then lose on penalties.
    In the CL i had an easy group and comfortably qualified. In the 1st KO rd i faced Barcelona and drew 1-1 away before winning 2-1 at home. In the QT-final i again drew 1-1 away to Porto and won 3-0 at home. The semi-final was against Real Madrid and the team won 3-0 at home. In the 2nd leg Madrid scored 2 after dominating the match before a goal by Santamaria made it safe, it finished 3-1.
    The final was against Inter and although the team went behind, they were always in command and won 2-1. Fixtures

    Transfers 1 2

    Squad


    After last season i decided to freshen up the squad and spent money for the first time in 4 years, after the young midfielders disappointed last season i went out and spent a club record £12.25 million on Mauricio. This money was recouped by selling the underperforming Sagna (24 apps, 1 goal) for a record fee of £13.75 million. Melka was also brought in after being offered by Chelsea. The long serving Klinger (391 apps, 148 goals) was sold on after wanting to leave for several seasons, along with Chevelier (117 apps, 11 goals) who wasn't quite good enough and Robin (43 apps, 4 goals) who was 4th choice by xmas but became my record transfer fee of £14.25 million.
    Mendoza was again the best player although Brandt did very well playing in an unfamiliar position of left midfield. 2 free transfers became wonderkids and forced there way into the team after xmas, Santamaria is rated the best potential player in the team possibly messi level since he is 4.5 stars and 3 stars is leading prem level. Manual also stepped up impressively.


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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
    2016/17        L2            14th         1st Rd            LC - 2nd Rd/JPT - Qtr-f      N/A                    None
    2017/18        L2            6th          3rd Rd            LC - 2nd Rd/JPT - 2nd Rd     N/A                    Lost in playoff Final
    2018/19        L2            3rd          3rd Rd            LC - 3rd Rd/JPT - N- Final   N/A                    Automatic promotion
    2019/20        L1            1st          5th Rd            LC - 1st Rd/JPT - Winners    N/A                    League Winners, JPT Winners
    2020/21        CMP           11th         3rd Rd            LC - 4th Rd                  N/A                    None
    2021/22        CMP           11th         3rd Rd            LC - 4th Rd                  N/A                    None    
    2022/23        CMP           3rd          6th Rd            LC - Winners                 N/A                    Promoted via playofffs, LC winners
    2023/24        Prem          8th          Winners           LC - 3rd Rd                  EC - QTR-final         FA Cup winners
    2024/25        Prem          5th          5th Rd            LC - Winners                 EC - Winners           LC winners, Euro Cup Winners
    2025/26        Prem          4th          Winners           LC - 4th Rd                  EC - QTR-Final         FA Cup winners
    2026/27        Prem          2nd          6th Rd            LC - 3rd Rd                  CL - QTR-Final         None
    2027/28        Prem          3rd          Semi-final        LC - 3rd Rd                  CL - 1st KO Rd         None
    2028/29        Prem          4th          Semi-final        LC - Winners                 CL - Winners           LC winners, CL winners

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    2021-22 Northwich Victoria L2 Champions


    Just checked, to date I've spent £475 on players and £480,000 on agent fees.
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    FC United Football Club
    2018/19 Season (7th Season)


    Current Club: FC United.
    Division: Premier League
    Season: 2018/2019
    Board Expectation: Title Challenge.

    Finish:
    League = Winner
    FA Cup = Winner
    League Cup = Winner
    Champions League = Winner

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    My game isn't running right now, so I'll update tomorrow with more details!


    Season 7 Summary
    After last years shock treble, I fully expected to go on and win everything this year. We did! Although it was a little harder and the results and goal-difference were actually a little worse than last years storming performance.

    ??=wins
    ??=draw
    ??=loss
    ??=goal difference

    League Table:


    FA Cup:


    League Cup:


    Champions League:
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    Squad:



    I'd love to say that's the quickest it could possibly be done - but actually it could feasibly be done in one season less! If you were to win the FA cup as a championship team, you could then play in the champions league during your first top-flight season! Unlikely, but mathematically possible. Until then, I think I've topped the table though!



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    2012/13		Blue Square North   1st	   Champions
    2012/13		FA Cup              n/a	   6th Round
    2012/13		FA Trophy           1st	   Winner
    
    2013/14		Blue Square Prem    1st	   Champions
    2013/14		FA Cup              n/a	   5th Round Replay
    2013/14		FA Trophy           1st	   Winner (retained)
    
    2014/15		nPower League 2      1st	 Champions
    2014/15		FA Cup               n/a	 6th Round
    2014/15		League Cup           n/a	 1st Round
    2014/15		Paint Trophy         1st	 Winner
    
    2015/16		nPower League 1      1st	 Champions
    2015/16		FA Cup               n/a	 6th Round
    2015/16		League Cup           n/a	 3rd Round
    2015/16		Paint Trophy         1st	 Winner (retained)
    
    2016/17		nPower Championship    1st	 Champions
    2016/17		FA Cup               n/a	 Semi Final
    2016/17		League Cup           n/a	 4th Round Replay
    
    2017/18		Premier League         1st	     Champions
    2017/18		FA Cup               1st	 Winner
    2017/18		League Cup           1st	 Winner
    
    2018/19		Premier League         1st	     Champions
    2018/19		FA Cup               1st	 Winner
    2018/19		League Cup           1st	 Winner
    2018/19	     Champions	League            1st	 Winner
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuSS View Post



    I'd love to say that's the quickest it could possibly be done - but actually it could feasibly be done in one season less! If you were to win the FA cup as a championship team, you could then play in the champions league during your first top-flight season! Unlikely, but mathematically possible. Until then, I think I've topped the table though!


    Thats a new one on me, I thought the FA Cup winners were just entered into the Europa league?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbowmanuk View Post
    Thats a new one on me, I thought the FA Cup winners were just entered into the Europa league?
    I think you're right actually - in which case I completed the challenge in the quickest time humanly possible

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    re trying this today will post later on how i get on

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    Swindon Supermarine.
    Season 2012/13.
    Blue Square Bet South.



    Will keep you updated on this.
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    Swindon Supermarine.
    Season 2012/13.
    Blue Square Bet South.


    Transfers.


    Transfers In: Mukhtar Mohammed (Thurrock, free transfer), Craig Mahon (Vauxhall Motors, free transfer), Matt Ferdinando (Woking, free transfer)

    Transfers Out: Nick Jupp (Released), James Rae (Released), Luke Garton (Released), Danny Allen (Aston Villa, £1,000,000)

    Loanees In:

    Loanees Out:




    Friendlies:

    Staines 2 - 0 Supermarine.


    On a better note, drew with the club's biggest rivals, Swindon Town, 1-1.
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    £1 million!

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    Awesome work bowie - good to see you finally getting there after those endless seasons in BSS

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    won't post it now so as not to spoil my end of season update (for anyone that actually cares), but I've just had the single most heroic performance from my team on any incarnation of CM/FM. Unbelievable Jeff!

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    Canvey Island FC - Season 2018/19 - Barclays Premiership


    League

    Made yet more additions to the squad, notably a very good keeper, a centre-mid and a couple of young centre-backs. Consequently we started slowly, with the Europa League as well causing havoc given that there are barely any players who have come through the youth team. We picked up our form in November and gradually began to claw back the gap between us and the top 6. By this point Man Utd (who would go on to lose just 2 matches - 1 to us) were running away with the league, already 10 points clear of Arsenal. After Christmas we went on a great run that saw us overhaul Liverpool, then Chelsea to go 4th. Going into the final two games of the season, we needed just one point to secure a Champions League place - the only issue was that we were away to Chelsea then home to champions United. Somehow, a smash and grab performance saw us come from 3-0 down to draw at Chelsea, before our reserves beat United 3-1.

    Final position: 4th - Qualified for Champions League (Winners = Man Utd)
    League Table

    Domestic Cups

    Some kind draws (include an 8-1 demolition of Wolves) saw us reach the semis of the FA Cup with relative ease, only to lose to Man United as a result of an unfortunate own goal. In the Carling Cup, we had an equally nice run to the semis, before putting out Fulham and comfortably beating Sunderland in the Final

    FA Cup: lost in the Semi-Final to Man United (0-1)
    League Cup: Winners beating Sunderland - (4-1)

    Europe

    Whilst our draws at home were nothing short of wonderful, FM fate evened it up, putting little Canvey Island in the group of death with Valencia, Napoli and Standard Liege (Valencia have one of the best attacks in the game at the moment). Our first two games, away to Napoli then Valencia, saw us somehow come away with narrow wins having taken our chances and held out well. We continued to win every other game in the group other than an inexplicable 0-0 draw with Standard Liege. Then things really got interesting...

    In the first knockout round we were paired with Young Boys who were nothing compared even to Liege, and went down as easily as expected. Dinamo Moscow followed, but two early away goals meant that we could pick them off on the counter with minimal fuss. Saint Etienne pushed us closer in the Quarter Final, but we came away with yet another deserved victory, meaning that we were to face Roma in the semis. At this point, our Europa League squad consisted of just 16 players (having had to name 8 youth players). In the game against Saint Etienne, centre back Lamine Koné got injured for 3 months. In the week before the Roma game, our playmaker Carlos Miguel joined him (4 months), as did our centre back Keita (3 months) and right back Hoey (5 weeks).

    First leg: We went 1-0 up thanks to a nice strike from Pelaez before their right winger twice cut through our youth team left back to put them 2-1 up. In the last 5 minutes I sent on a second striker who set one up before scoring with the last kick of the game to give us a priceless 3-2 advantage.

    Second leg: The most unbelievable game I have ever played on FM. Another man went down to injury before the game, leaving us fielding just 10 first team players (2 of which were horribly out of position), and a youth team player. 3 minutes in and Della Marca had to be subbed off. We somehow took the lead from a header off a free-kick from captain N'Diaye... 4 minutes before the interval, our left winger then hobbled back to the changing rooms, before N'Diaye also took an injury in the second half, leaving us with just ten on the field, three of whom were utterly hopeless. And then we scored a second through an excellent counter. They pulled one back, but we progressed to the final with the most injury-hit of injury-hit squads.

    Roma 1-2 Canvey Island

    Final: Schalke were our opponents, surely it would be an easier ride? The team was a wreck, the only surviving starters being our keeper Porchia, striker Pelaez, midfielder Reis and wingers Quevedo and Martinez. We went ahead after 10 minutes through a header from centre back Dario Piras, only to be pegged back by an unfortunate own goal from Porchia. A minute after the interval, Pelaez was sent off for an elbow, but try though they might, Schalke simply couldn't score and the game went to penalties. Piras had a chance to clinch it with the fifth penalty, but did a John Terry and bottled it. Finally, holding mid Maxymov slotted his penalty home to complete an incredible tournament win for Canvey.

    Schalke 1-1p Canvey Island

    Players of the Season

    Squad

    A few standout players this year. Massimiliano Porchia played superbly in goal, living up to his £11m transfer fee, whilst Quevedo produced assist after assist from the right wing. Carlos Miguel had an excellent season up until his injury, whilst Orlando Pelaez was clinical up front.


    Top goalscorer: Orlando Pelaez, 44 (27 in League)
    Most assists: Jonathan Quevedo, 44 (24 in League)

    2018/19 Season Thoughts:

    The core of the team is quite good now so there probably won't be wholesale changes. We could use a really good DM - I have my eyes on someone but they'll be expensive, and City are also sniffing around Pelaez. Could still use two top full backs as well, but otherwise the squad is looking good.

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    Season    League   Position  Europe             Cups                          Other
    2012/13   BSS      1st       N/A                FAC 1st, FAT 4th              BSS Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent)
    2013/14   BSP      2nd       N/A                FAC 3rd, FAT 1st              Promoted via playoffs, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent) 
    2014/15   L2       1st       N/A                FAC 3rd, JPT 2nd, LC 1st      Winner, L2 Manager, Player of the Season (Bill Paul)
    2015/16   L1       1st       N/A                FAC 3rd, JPT 3rd, LC 1st      Winner, L2 Manager, Player of the Season (Bill Paul)
    2016/17   CH       1st       N/A                FAC 4th, LC 3rd               Winner, CH Manager of the Season
    2017/18   PL       5th       N/A                FAC Final, LC QF              PL Manager of the Season
    2018/19   PL       4th      Europa Winners      FAC Semi, LC Winner           PL Manager of the Season

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