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    Default SRL88's FM12 Journeyman Career

    Hello everyone. My name is SRL88 and I have followed some of the career threads on the FMCU so far on FM12 and decided to give it a go myself.

    Threads by users include:

    SnakeXe's
    TomTuck's
    B.W.G

    They are among the many brilliant thread's for FM12 so take your time out to read them.

    My Save

    I am running a large database with the following nations/leagues:

    Code:
    Nation         |     Lowest League Loaded
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    Australia      |     Hyundi A-League
    Brazil         |     Second Division
    China          |     First Divison
    England        |     Blue Square N/S
    France         |     National
    Germany        |     Third Division
    Holland        |     Jupiler League
    Iceland        |     First Division
    Ireland        |     First Division
    Italy          |     Serie B
    N.Ireland      |     Second Division
    Portugal       |     Second Division
    Russia         |     First Division
    South Africa   |     National First Division
    Spain          |     Liga adelante
    Turkey         |     Second Division
    USA            |     MLS
    Wales          |     Premier League
    In terms of what my laptop can handle, its a pretty big save with 75,000 players approximately loaded with 41 leagues from 18 nations.

    I am going to be starting in July 2011 which is the start date for England.

    Aims
    • Win promotion with ANY team - Achieved 23/5/15.
    • Guide a team to the top division in their respective nation - Achieved 27/5/18.
    • Manage the club I support, Liverpool FC - Achieved 24/5/20.
    • Manage my second team, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
    • Win a European Trophy - Achieved 25/5/24.
    • Win a domestic cup competition - Achieved 15/5/19.
    • Win a league title in any of the 'BIG 5' European leagues - 9/5/21.
    • Manage a National side - Achieved 9/7/17.
    • Win a Continental Competition, e.g. Copa America - Achieved 28/7/35.
    • Win the World Cup - Achieved 16/7/34.
    • Most importantly, have fun - Achieved 17/12/11 when I started this thread .

    I hope that you all enjoy my FM12 career and I hope that you all follow it closely!!!

    And if I hit the bad times in my career, I will always have the greatest song of all time to cheer me up


    If anyone gets to page 11/12 an notices screenshots missing I am sorry. I had to delete certain ones from my Imageshack account and I am trying to rectify the problem - if you wish to skip this section, the screenshots start again on page 19.

    Last edited by SRL88; 10-08-2012 at 16:44.

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    Well I start my career as a 32yo unemployed manager born in Bishop Auckland England on August 7th 1978.

    After starting my save I set about viewing which jobs were available and applied for them all instantly, but also made note of which managers positions were under threat.

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    Well the day after I applied for all available positions, I was offered the following jobs:




    Two teams who are in the Brazilian National Second division which is currently 9 games into the season, with the sides sitting 16th and 17th respectively.


    SKA, a Russian First Division side who sit 3rd from bottom in their league at pretty much the halfway mark in their season.


    A Turkish side who are in the 2nd Division. They look the most interesting option as their season hasnt started yet so I dont have to worry with confidence issues like I would with the other teams.

    Any tips on which club I should choose as my first step into management?
    Last edited by SRL88; 17-12-2011 at 03:17.

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    Personally I would be going to Turkey. I always think it's best to start at the lowest level and would have been happier if the Ballymoney job was in the list. Worse team you are at means lower expectations and more time to get the team playing. GL where ever you land though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShyBaldBuddhist View Post
    Personally I would be going to Turkey. I always think it's best to start at the lowest level and would have been happier if the Ballymoney job was in the list. Worse team you are at means lower expectations and more time to get the team playing. GL where ever you land though
    Cheers mate .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    A Turkish side who are in the 2nd Division. They look the most interesting option as their season hasnt started yet so I dont have to worry with confidence issues like I would with the other teams.

    Any tips on which club I should choose as my first step into management?
    Would definitely go with the Turkish, for the bolded part above. Gives you time to build your own team

    Good luck

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    Name: Kirklareli Spor
    Nickname: None
    Founded: 1968
    Stadium: Kirklareli Ataturk (2,000 all-seater)
    Status: Professional


    So my first step into management is with Turkish club Kirklareli Spor who ply their trade in the Turkish Second Division. We have a league prediction of 15th and the expectations arent high. The squad seems to have some capable players, but there is a definate lack of strength in depth. My first challenge will be to create a squad who can challenge in the league.

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    Good luck in Turkey mate. Having just played a couple seasons there, it's quite fun and challenging given the squad restrictions.

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    I can give you some help as a Turkish football fan myself . Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    Good luck in Turkey mate. Having just played a couple seasons there, it's quite fun and challenging given the squad restrictions.
    Quote Originally Posted by ManUTactician247 View Post
    I can give you some help as a Turkish football fan myself . Best of luck.
    Cheers lads!!! I will be updating as and when I can really because with Christmas coming up and having kids, its quite a busy time ha.

    Thinking I will be doing Pre-season, mid-season and End of Season updates.

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    Boo, you'll get relegated . Good luck dude .

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    Hope you have plenty of time to start making a mark on the squad.

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    SRL88's Career - Season Preview - 2011/12 - Kirklareli Spor



    Board Expectations:
    Turkish Second Division:- Enjoy the experience (Predicted 15th out of 17 - 2 relegation places)
    Turkish Cup:- Enjoy the experience

    My Expectations:
    Turkish Second Division:- Mid-table (the squad has a very strong spine, it just lacks strength in depth..........for now)
    Turkish Cup:- Anything beyond the First Round would be a bonus

    Budget(s):
    Transfer:- £5,519
    Wage:- £12,318 (Currently spending £7,016)
    Balance:- £53,286

    Squad:
    As previously mentioned, there is a good spine to the team, but the evident lack of strength in depth is the problem. I will make it my main aim to assess the problem to give me the best possible chance of competing in the division. A CB and RB is a must!!!

    Key Player(s):

    Alisan Seker - GK
    Berkan Ergene - CM
    Ilkem Ozkaynak - LB
    Ishak Topcu - FW
    Last edited by SRL88; 20-12-2011 at 13:11.

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    Good luck in Turkey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nottingham Forest View Post
    Boo, you'll get relegated . Good luck dude .
    Always full of optimism NF .

    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Hope you have plenty of time to start making a mark on the squad.
    Same here. I will be doing it the best I can.

    Quote Originally Posted by abulezz View Post
    Good luck in Turkey!
    Cheers mate .

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    Signings so far:

    Baris Kol - Centre midfielder who joins on loan and adds a bit of quality to the midfield, but also offers a lot of versatility.

    Fransergio - An experienced defensive midfielder who joins as a player coach.

    Ibrahim Metli - Comes in as the first choice right back.

    Ismail Gulduren - Experienced centre back who may pick up a yellow card or two, but will prove vital to my back-line.

    Ozgur Kaymaz - Arrives on loan as a squad player.

    Tolga Dogantez - Despite being 36yo, the centre backs experience & influence could be one that guides me up the table.

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    Currently playing my way through pre-season friendlies. Played 3 won 3 so far.

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    SRL88's Career - Pre-Season 2011/12 - Kirklareli Spor



    Friendlies


    We got through pre-season with a 100% record which I was really pleased with as the lads settled nicely on the 4-5-1 formation I have been adopting. The win over Bursaspor being the stand-out.

    Formation


    We have been using a rigid style of play so far this season. I would rather win 1-0 than 4-3 so this is the way we will be going this season.

    Transfers


    A lot more ins than outs, but it was needed. I have a lot of players transfer listed in the reserves, but no interest in them. The players who joined add a lot of class as well as strength in depth to the side.
    Last edited by SRL88; 19-12-2011 at 16:48.

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    SRL88's Career - September 2011 - Kirklareli Spor



    Turkish Division Two Group A




    A nice start to life in Turkey so far. We pinched a last minute win in the opening game, but had a 1-0 win pinched off us in the last minute the following match. What followed though was simply brilliant. A fantastic 4-1 win over Altay was very pleasing on the eye, and we followed this up with a disciplined display in the following match to round the month off with a 2-0 win.
    Last edited by SRL88; 19-12-2011 at 16:48.

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    Good luck with this, you've started well

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK22 View Post
    Good luck with this, you've started well
    Cheers mate . Appreciate the reply. Just loading up my save now!!!

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    Where are all my friends

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    Suppose this is a compliment!!!!


    Always nice to break records of some kind .

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    Good luck with your journy mate
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    SRL88's Career - October 2011 - Kirklareli Spor



    Turkish Division Two Group A




    Another good month which see's us remain unbeaten, but it could have been much better. The final game of the month Urfaspor we missed a penalty, then went 1-0 up, had a man sent off before conceding in the 92nd minute . I wont whinge to much though as team morale is extremely high at the moment. Looking forward to November ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffy89 View Post
    Good luck with your journy mate
    Haha!!! I blame creating the thread at 1:13 in the morning .

    Edit: All sorted.
    Last edited by SRL88; 19-12-2011 at 17:53.

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    Always nice to be breaking records .

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    You're a parent club already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManUTactician247 View Post
    You're a parent club already!
    I have quite a lot of players in the reserves who I really dont want and with there being no reserve league, I might as well try and get rid of them in some way ha.

    Do you know any good RB's fo the Turkish 2nd Division? .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    I have quite a lot of players in the reserves who I really dont want and with there being no reserve league, I might as well try and get rid of them in some way ha.

    Do you know any good RB's fo the Turkish 2nd Division? .
    Nah sorry, I'm not good with the lower leagues .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManUTactician247 View Post
    Nah sorry, I'm not good with the lower leagues .
    No worries. I will be in contact with my chief scout when and if I get to the Premier League and if I am still at the club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    No worries. I will be in contact with my chief scout when and if I get to the Premier League and if I am still at the club.
    That reminds me, you haven't been paying me my wages .

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    SRL88's Career - November 2011 - Kirklareli Spor



    Turkish Division Two Group A




    A mixed month, especially as we tasted defeat for the first time, but we bounced back in style with an impressive 7-0 win away to Kocaelispor. Sadly we couldnt continue the form and a dissappointing draw followed, but we battled for a 2-2 draw to round off the month and still find outselves in the Championship hunt.

    Turkish Cup 1st Round


    We battled against Group B opposition to win 2-1 and move into the next round, which gave us a very kind draw against non-league opposition.
    Last edited by SRL88; 19-12-2011 at 20:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManUTactician247 View Post
    That reminds me, you haven't been paying me my wages .
    I may have to bounce a cheque due to lack of funds .

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    Going well so far but could do with turning some of those draws into wins.

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    Great start, keep it up! Thanks for the free advertising as well

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    SRL88's Career - December 2011 - Kirklareli Spor



    Turkish Division Two Group A




    Another mixed month and the defeat to top of the table Balikesirspor knocked us back a bit. Basically anyone from 2nd down to 13th look in with a chance of making the play-offs at this stage.

    Turkish Cup 2nd Round


    A nice win against non-league opposition as we went down to 10 men early in the 2nd half when we were 1-0 up. Having changed things around a little, we hit them on the counter to kill the game off with a nice 4-0 win. In the 3rd Round we will meet 1st division side Kayseri Erciyesspor who currently sit 5th in the league.
    Last edited by SRL88; 19-12-2011 at 20:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShyBaldBuddhist View Post
    Going well so far but could do with turning some of those draws into wins.
    Yeah I know. If I can then I will be in with a chance of claiming the title!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Great start, keep it up! Thanks for the free advertising as well
    No worries mate .

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    The complete lack of money at this level of Turkish football is quite annoying, but atleast the Chairman is willing to 'pump' his money into the club.

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    Looking good so far. I think you'll do well this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychonaut View Post
    Looking good so far. I think you'll do well this season.
    Cheers mate . Not bad for a team predicted to finish 15th .

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    Looks like an interesting career ahead and a nice start already, good luck

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    Through injury I have lost my best striker (2 month), my best two wingers (4 month and 3 month), my best centre midfielder (4 month) and a back-up centre midfielder (2 month). Got next to know decent players to come into the squad and no wages free to sign anyone. Now the challenge begins.

    Quote Originally Posted by City2000 View Post
    Looks like an interesting career ahead and a nice start already, good luck
    Cheers mate .

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    Doing fairly well in the League so far KIU

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    Going very well there already.

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    SRL88's Career - January 2012 - Kirklareli Spor



    Turkish Division Two Group A




    Just two league games in January due to the winter break. A lovely away win against Adiyamanspor (seriously sick of these long names) was followed by an average performance from a depleted squad against Pendikspor. Going forward we need to put a run together to cemente our place in the play-offs atleast.

    Turkish Cup 3rd Round


    Well we went out at in the 3rd Round to higher level opposition, but put up a good fight and it was only the last 10mins when we started to tire that they had complete control.

    Transfer(s)


    Just 1 arrival in January. Due to having no wage budget left we couldnt really sign anyone, but had to bring in a winger from somewhere.

    Kazim Dortbudak

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    Quote Originally Posted by iHeadHunta x View Post
    Doing fairly well in the League so far KIU
    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Going very well there already.
    Cheers lads .

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    The usual gossip column when your contract is running out. Im sure I will sign a new deal if they offer me one but I certainly wont be going out my way to request one.

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    They probably will, on short contracts even a few months to go is, relatively, not that near the end enough for them to offer in a lot of cases, or agree to a request, though usually they do in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    They probably will, on short contracts even a few months to go is, relatively, not that near the end enough for them to offer in a lot of cases, or agree to a request, though usually they do in the end.
    Not doubt they will when I have about a month to go on my contract.

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    Thats 2 games in a row so now I have a fixture pile-up.......great!!!

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    . Injuries are taking their toll.
    Last edited by SRL88; 19-12-2011 at 23:53.

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    Well that's useful!

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    SRL88's Career - February 2012 - Kirklareli Spor



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    In terms of results its a pretty solid month, but the injury list has severely hindered our performances. With so many top players out, we are struggling and are having to rely on reserve players (highest rating of 2*) to get through matches. I am beginning to believe that if I never signed the players I did, we would be in and around the relegation zone. That is evidentley shown when we struggled to beat Diyarbakirspor who sit second bottom on 4pts. On the plus, atleast we are grinding out wins which is what any 'good' team should be doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Well that's useful!
    Which bit?

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    Both the fixture congestion and the injuries!

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    Great. I might actually be able to strengthen my squad with a few good youngsters to get me through this injury plagued path I am on. What are they like?


    Oh, ok!!! Not what I was hoping, but whats the best rated player look like?


    Helpful!!!

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    SRL88's Career - March 2012 - Kirklareli Spor

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    Summary? Great defensively, poor offensively. Pretty simple really. Our defence is extremely solid and we have set a new Division Two record which is a fantastic achievement. I was really dissappointed with the draw against Adana as they went down to 10 men and were still the better team. We are struggling though. 10 players are currently out through injury so our squad is wafer thin. The two wins were very smash and grab. If we can get to the end of the season still in the play-offs it will be a massive achievement with the players I have available to me.

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    I have delayed the decision until the end of the season. I dont want to commit just yet, but I will most likely sign.

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    SRL88's Career - April 2012 - Kirklareli Spor

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    Well it was bound to happen. We had ridden our luck quite a lot in the last few month with the injuries, and finally a side took their chances and battered us in a fully deserved defeat. We bounced back well but rounded off the month with another poor defeat.


    We have a bit of a mixed run-in. If we perform the way we did in the last game, I fully expect to get battered, but our last 2 should be winnable for us to seal a play-off spot.

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    Pleased, but performance levels are declining.

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    SRL88's Career - May 2012 - Kirklareli Spor

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    Well we struggled accross the finish line in the end. Our performances dropped, and as a result, so did our confidence. After the defeat on the final day, I held a team meeting to try and boost morale and it seemed to have worked a little, so hopefully that will aid us in our play-off bid.

    The way it works is that there are two groups, grop A and B, with four teams from each group going into the play-offs. There is a one-legged Quater Final to start, the four winners move to the Semi-Final's (I would guess that is one-leg to) and the winners meet in the Final to determine the 3rd team to be promoted to the first division.

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    Nice little read this, good luck with the Play Offs. Looks like the injuries hit your run-in pretty hard, but getting into the Play Offs when predicted 15th is a nice achievement, well done.

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    SRL88's Career - The Play-Offs - Kirklareli Spor

    Quater-Final


    The Quater-Final's drew us against Group B side Fethiyespor who had finished 3rd in their league. I was fairly confident going into the game after I got a positive reaction from the team meeting after the previous game.


    Sadly however, luck was just not on our side. We battered them, absolutely battered them. We had 2 goals chalked off, 1 for offside and 1 for a foul . They had 1 shot on goal, and then we had guess what....an injury, and after that they took advantage of the fact that we had 10 men and thats when they had 75% of their shots. Really annoyed as we should have put the game to bed and we were really unlucky in defeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malikoi View Post
    Nice little read this, good luck with the Play Offs. Looks like the injuries hit your run-in pretty hard, but getting into the Play Offs when predicted 15th is a nice achievement, well done.
    Cheers mate!!! Sadly however, as you may see, things didnt go to plan and we went sadly went out in the Quater Finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post


    I have delayed the decision until the end of the season. I dont want to commit just yet, but I will most likely sign.
    Well its decision time. My delayed contract offer has come back. Do you guys think I should sign?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    Cheers mate!!! Sadly however, as you may see, things didnt go to plan and we went sadly went out in the Quater Finals.
    Haha... Seems I didn't refresh before I posted and missed that post, sorry to hear! Good luck in the coming season though.

    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    Well its decision time. My delayed contract offer has come back. Do you guys think I should sign?
    Depends if you enjoyed the challenge, if you did why not give it a go? Unless, ofcourse, you get a better offer else-where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malikoi View Post
    Depends if you enjoyed the challenge, if you did why not give it a go? Unless, ofcourse, you get a better offer else-where.
    The challenge itself was fine, but the injuries really got to me and stressed me out a little ha. Just dong know exactly how much money I will get to bring people in over the summer. Think I will sign and see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    The challenge itself was fine, but the injuries really got to me and stressed me out a little ha. Just dong know exactly how much money I will get to bring people in over the summer. Think I will sign and see how it goes.
    You could always sign and when/if a better opportunity arrises jump ship.

    Edit: Just seen the above post, good luck with the season.

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    Unlucky on the playoff defeat, seems the wind just went out of your sails when the squad started to run a little ragged. Just bad luck, or do you think you need more strength in depth?

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    Still a good platform to build on.

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    SRL88's Career - Season Review - 2011/12 - Kirklareli Spor


    Turkish Second Division - Results 1 - Results 2 (5th - Lost in Play-Off Quater Final's)

    Putting everything aside, I am delighted with how we performed throughout the season. Being predicted to finish 15th and then perform the way we did was nothing short of fantastic. Going into the winter period we suffered a massive list of injuries and at one point had 12 first team players out injured and it took its tole on the squad. We were right up there battling for the title and once the injuries hit we had a little slump in March/April and it cost us. We ended the season on a low and, although we deserved to win our play-off tie, it just wasnt our day and we went out.

    Turkish Cup (Lost in 3rd Round)

    We performed well, but went out to higher level opposition.

    Transfers - Finances

    The players brought in were needed. If it wasnt for them I can pretty much say we would have been battling relegation.
    The finances are ok for a club at this level I suppose, but to start making money we really need to gain promotion. There is no TV income and very little money elsewhere.

    Squad

    The squad is ok, but is in need of strengthening. I dont know yet how much money I will have to spend, but I doubt it will be much and there is no le-way in terms of wages. It could be a struggle next season.

    My Top 3 Player:
    Huseyin Kartal - Experienced striker who was my top scorer. Upfront on his own most the season and was a good target man.
    Ilkem Ozkaynak - Overall, he is probably my best player and a very good full-back. Really vital to the team.
    Ishak Topcu - Really vital in the first half of the season. Sadly he missed most the 2nd half through injury, but without him we wouldnt have been in the position we were come Christmas.

    Code:
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    | Season   |  Team              | League                       |  Country   | League Position   |  Notes                                |
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    | 2011/12  |  Kirklareli Spor   | Second Division Group A      |  Turkey    | 5th               |  Play-Off Quater Finalists            |
    Next Season?

    We overachieved this season by a long shot, so if we are to perform at a similar level I am going to need to strengthen the squad further as we ended up suffering from injuries in the 2nd half of the season. I have signed a new 1-year contract with the club, and I cant see me staying beyond next season. If another club comes in for me during the season, I will consider it, but if not then I will be leaving come the end of the season.
    Last edited by SRL88; 23-12-2011 at 12:33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Unlucky on the playoff defeat, seems the wind just went out of your sails when the squad started to run a little ragged. Just bad luck, or do you think you need more strength in depth?
    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Still a good platform to build on.
    Cheers lads . Think I need to add a few more players to the squad to be able to compete again. We acheived well above our expectations and I doubt we could do it again with the same players.

    Also, on my end of season review, the code at the bottom!!! Is it uneven for all of you?? When I done a preview post, it was all lined up but isnt now when I have posted.

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    Looks fine to me.

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    Loaded .

    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Looks fine to me.
    Must just be my laptop.

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    SRL88's Career - Season Preview - 2012/13 - Kirklareli Spor


    Board Expectations:
    Turkish Second Division:- Respectable League Position (Predicted 11th out of 15)
    Turkish Cup:- Enjoy the experience

    My Expectations:
    Turkish Second Division:- I set my initial budgets for a top-half finish, but if we can make the play-off's again I will be delighted.
    Turkish Cup:- Will be aiming for the 3rd Round again

    Budgets:
    Transfer:- £10,567
    Wage:- £13,782 (Currently spending £12,691)
    Balance:- £118,582 (+ £65,296 since last season)

    Squad:
    The squad has a lot more quality in it this year and Im not finished yet. We still need one or two strikers and another centre midfielder. I have a lot more confidence than I did at the end of the season.

    Key Player(s):

    Alisan Seker - GK: Proved vital to the team last season and when he was out injured we suffered our worst results of the season.
    Barbaros Barut - DM: Solid player who will have a lot to offer.
    Baris Kol - CM: Had him on loan last season and he was a solid player. Convinced me to sign him on a perminant deal.
    Ishak Topcu - FW: Key player last season, and if he stays fit he will be a key player this season.

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    Good first season Good effort also to make the playoffs and got real unlucky in the Quarters.

    Think you made the right call in sticking around for another year at least.

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    Looks like you've got alot more depth to the squad now, getting into the play-offs should be a breeze matey.

    Good luck with the season.

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    Very good first season. Glad to see you have given it another year in Turkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by City2000 View Post
    Good first season Good effort also to make the playoffs and got real unlucky in the Quarters.

    Think you made the right call in sticking around for another year at least.
    Cheers mate . Think it will definately be my last year. The lack of income and actually being able to attract any staff is quite annoying.

    Quote Originally Posted by malikoi View Post
    Looks like you've got alot more depth to the squad now, getting into the play-offs should be a breeze matey.

    Good luck with the season.
    Not sure about a breeze, but I think I stand a better chance ha. If the squad stays fit then we could be in with a shout of the title.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShyBaldBuddhist View Post
    Very good first season. Glad to see you have given it another year in Turkey.
    Cheers mate.

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    Good luck in the new season. It was a good year for you and hope you can build on that.

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    A solid start

    Definitely worth staying for another season, you will then be able to tell if you've got a good squad capable of promotion, or you were just very lucky in the first year

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    Good luck in the new season. It was a good year for you and hope you can build on that.
    Quote Originally Posted by AK22 View Post
    A solid start

    Definitely worth staying for another season, you will then be able to tell if you've got a good squad capable of promotion, or you were just very lucky in the first year
    Cheers lads . Just loading up my save now so will give it a bash for an hour or two.

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    SRL88's Career - Pre-Season - 2012/13 - Kirklareli Spor


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    A very, very good pre-season. Thanks to some fantastic performances our confidence is very high going into the opening game of the season and gives me much optimism.

    Transfers


    A lot of transfer activity during the summer and it was much needed. After last seasons fantastic performance we needed to strengthen to ensure that it wasnt just a fluke. Really happy with the lads who have arrived as it adds a lot of quality to an already good squad.
    Last edited by SRL88; 06-01-2012 at 21:50.

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    Pre season looked like it went down a treat, nicely done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malikoi View Post
    Pre season looked like it went down a treat, nicely done.
    Cheers malikoi .

    Just loading up my save after watching a very dissappointing draw for Liverpool .

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    SRL88's Career - September 2012 - Kirklareli Spor

    Turkish Division Two Group A




    A very frustrating month overall with two very poor away performances, and two frustrating home draws. None more evident than on the opening day of the season. Im left wondering if this is just a poor start or if we actually are performing at the level we should be and last season was just a fluke.

    With plenty of jobs coming available I am debating whether or not to apply for any or to just stick it out in Turkey this season and league at the end of my contract.

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    Great thread, just found this! Looks like you did well to over-achieve first season, and it's always hard living up to that in your second season! Not a great start to your second season but good luck with the rest of it!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewfx View Post
    Great thread, just found this! Looks like you did well to over-achieve first season, and it's always hard living up to that in your second season! Not a great start to your second season but good luck with the rest of it!.
    Yeah I think we are now. Definately more of a challenge this season.

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    SRL88's Career - October 2012 - Kirklareli Spor

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    The month started fantastically well with our first away victory of the season, but sadly 3 draws followed. Need to turn the draws into wins if we are to challenge for a play-off berth.

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    Ah, bit of a let down so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Ah, bit of a let down so far.
    After reading this, I decided to dedicate November to you .

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    SRL88's Career - November 2012 - Kirklareli Spor

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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Now thats better!!! A perfect month for us and I was delighted that we opened November with two sides at the bottom of the table just so we could build a bit of confidence. It worked a treat as we went on to win our next two games to climb into the play-off spots.

    Turkish Cup


    Sadly we went out at the first hurdle this season, but we put up a fight. It was an even game and we went down to 10 men early in the second half and thats when they took advantage.

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    Well, well, well. Now I have a decision on my hands. My achievements in Turkey obviously havent gone unoticed and Wycome have approached me for their vacant managers position. The contract is a huge increase on my current £250 p/w salary and also an increase in wage/transfer budget to. They currently find themselves sitting 20th in League Two.

    Thoughts boys and girls???

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    I'd turn it down. Picked up in Turkey and you should reach the play offs. They are 20th for a reason and there is not much to play around with financially due to being so close to the wage budget. Looks like hard work and more suited to taking over that kind of job in the summer when you have time for a lot of transfers.

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    Hmmmmm. Not sure if we will make the play-offs. Although we had a good month and we're now in with a shout, we struggle to get hold of games and tend to get a bit lucky at times.

    I have delayed the deal for a week and will then decide what to do.

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    Bit tricky, but I'd lean towards staying.

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    Brilliant month after an inconsistent start

    I personally would turn down the Wycombe offer and see if I could get promoted, but it does look like a good offer.

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