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    Pre-season Update

    In July and August the plan was to keep hold of all my players. I was also hoping to be a friendly against a big team to bring home some money.

    Penya Encarnada vs Torino
    We got the big money making friendly we wanted against Torino. I decided to have all my YPs either in the first 11 or on the subs bench to be brought on at half time. We actually played alright and we deserved a goal, but Torino were much more clinical and won the game 3-0. Penya got around 10k from the game which will definitely help!

    Transfers - IN
    No one wanted any of our players for some reason so I have got them all until January.

    Transfers - OUT
    I released 5 players including Paco Cortes (YP11). This was due to having too many players in one position, causing overcrowding within the squad.

    OVERALL TRANSFERS

    Board Expectations - Stay clear of relegation
    My Expectations - Stay clear of relegation

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    September

    September was the first month that we had league games in the First Division. The aim was to get a point from the two league games, although this was a blind aim as I had no idea how good my team were against First Division teams - I could get 6 points or I could get none!

    FS Massana vs Penya Encarnada
    Our first game of the season was against FS Massana who I have played before when they were in the Second Division. I knew for a fact this would be a tough game as they had a quality team, much better than mine. Although the match was fairly equal and the result could have gone either way, we lost 3-1. I can be happy with the performance from the team, but we need to be much more clinical if we want to win games.

    Penya Encarnada vs FC Rangers
    Another game which we could have won but instead decided to miss a penalty and settle for the 1 point... grrrr. Although we could have won it, a draw was the fairest result and our first point this season has been won, yay!

    Finances
    A small profit (+£645)

    U19s
    Rubbish! Absolutely rubbish!

    Best Player
    YP07 - Scored our only goal this season so far.

    Injuries
    YP06, de Mesa, and Sanchez are the only injuries so far. YP06 is expected to be out for another month.

    Awards/Records
    No awards or records this month for Penya.

    Overall
    A month that has taught me that we have the ability to win matches, but we need to be much more clinical if we want to.

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    October

    Our second month in the First Division consisted of 3 tough games against opponents that are much better than us! I knew if I wanted to get our of the relegation places I would need at least 3 points from these, which would mean either 1 win or 3 draws. This was possible but I would need to be much more clinical.

    Principat vs Penya Encarnada
    The first game of the month was against Principat, who were winning loads of awards and were top of the table at the time. This would be a massive test and a game I knew we would lose, however we didn't! At half time it was 2-0 to Principat and I could see it ending in a cricket score, but no, a massive comeback gave us a 2-2 draw, which really wasn't deserved - Principat could have won 4 or 5 nil.

    Penya Encarnada vs FC Lusitans
    The second game of October was against FC Lusitans, who at the time was one place above us in 7th place - we had to win this game! It was another fairly equal game but for once we took our chances and won 1-0, our first 3 points in the league!

    Sant Julia vs Penya Encarnada
    The final game of the month was against our former parent club. Sant Julia usually get a top 3 position in the league so I knew for a fact that this would be the toughest game of the month, but it wasn't. We lost 3-2 but played well against a much better opponent. Onwards and upwards!

    Finances
    A small profit (+£219)

    U19s
    A much better month resulting in one draw and two wins.

    Best Players
    YP07 - Once again he played well with another 3 goals in 3 appearances.

    Injuries
    Dubois is injured for 3-4 months whilst YP12 is injured for 5-7 weeks.

    Awards/Records
    Player of the Month - YP07 awarded this due to a 3/3 record and a 7.83 average rating. Delighted.

    Overall
    A superb month picking up 4 points, one more than what I had aimed to get. I currently sit in 5th place which is a respectable position in the league. Hopefully I can keep up the good work and maintain this position.

    LEAGUE POSITION

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    After looking through my under 19s squad, I found my next youth prospect - Rudy Lepetre (YP17). He is rated 1*, which may sound bad but is actually my second best striker at the club.

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    has nice Flair. But that's about it.

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    The November update will be posted today!
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    November

    Another month of football for Penya in the First Division and this month was packed with league games, 4 to be precise. I hoped from these games I would be able to secure 4 points at least.

    FC Rangers vs Penya Encarnada
    The first game of the month was against FC Rangers, the team that came second in the league last season. Earlier in the season we drew the match 1-1, and this game was no different. An identical scoreline in a game that FC Rangers played better, however a point is a point and that's all that matters for me.

    Penya Encarnada vs U.E. Santa Coloma
    This game I brought in my newest YP, Rudy Lepetre (YP17), who began his career with Penya in dramatic style, scoring both of the goals in a superb 2-1 victory. Had it not been for him, I doubt we would have won that match.

    Penya Encarnada vs Principat
    A game where we had loads of chances to score, but couldn't. Although we played better overall, we lost 2-0 to a clinical Principat team. A tough result to take, but I had to take it.

    FC Lusitans vs Penya Encarnada
    The final game of the month was against FC Lusitans, who at the time sat in 7th place in the league. It was a '6 pointer' that I had to win, but sadly drew 1-1 and played the worst throughout. Although it wasn't the 3 points I wanted, 1 point will help.

    Finances
    A large profit (+£4.57k)

    U19s
    A poor month for the U19s with 3 losses and 1 win.

    Injuries
    Dubois is injured for 1-2 months whilst YP12 is injured for 1-3 days.

    Best Player
    YP17 - Amazing debut, solid performances after.

    Awards/Records
    No awards or records this month.

    Other News
    I sacked my former assistant manager Araujo and replaced him with a guy called Roig!

    Overall
    A solid month picking up 5 points from a possible 12, which is one more than what I was aiming to get. We played well at times, which gives me hope for the future.

    LEAGUE POSITION
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    You know you're having a bad day when you lose 1-1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManUTactician247 View Post
    You know you're having a bad day when you lose 1-1.
    Edited.

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    Looks like you're having to battle a bit, but I suppose that was expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShanghaiNugget View Post
    Looks like you're having to battle a bit, but I suppose that was expected.
    First season in a division with teams who have much better players than mine will always be hard, especially when my best players are 14 and 15 year olds.

    I will try and get at least 1 or 2 updates out today

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    December

    As the winter period arrives in Andorra, I brace myself with what could be a troubling end to the season. With just 4 more games to go this season, and with the league ending as early as the 1st of February, I knew I had to get as many points as possible this month.

    Penya Encarnada vs FS Massana
    Finally a game which we dominated from start to finish and we picked up all 3 points. We played a superb, attacking style of football and deservedly won it. Another 3 points in the bag, staying up seems pretty likely now.

    U.E. Santa Coloma vs Penya Encarnada
    The second and final game in December was against U.E. Santa Coloma. In November we beat them 2-1 but sadly we could not produce a winning display and lost 1-0. However our performance was good and deserved to get a point from it, but sadly luck was not on our side.

    Finances
    A small profit (+£791)

    U19s
    Another terrible month - 2 losses.

    Injuries
    Dubois is injured for 2-3 weeks, YP15 is ill and will be out for 11 days, and YP10 is injured for 1-2 weeks.

    Best Player
    YP04 - Won MotM against FS Massana and played superbly throughout.

    Awards/Records
    No awards or records this month.

    Overall
    A mixed month with a win and a loss. 3 points is enough, although I would have loved to have got a deserved point against U.E. Santa Coloma, as I felt we should have. I have only got two more league games to go, and I know I need to get just a couple more points and I will be playing in the First Division next season.

    LEAGUE POSITION

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    For some reason once I finished what I thought was the last game of the season, another 6 games were announced. Very strange, but it makes sense as we had only played 14 games, compared to the usual 20.

    FIXTURES
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    January

    Just one game in January against one of the best teams in the league, Sant Julia. Several of their players play for the senior team, whilst none of ours do - not even at youth level. This meant that a point would be the aim, but a loss wouldn't be bad.

    Penya Encarnada vs Sant Julia
    At the time of playing this game Sant Julia were in 2nd place in the league. This meant that a win was probably out of the question, and a draw would be a superb result. We scored a whopping 3 goals in this match, which was phenomenal considering the gulf in class between us and Sant Julia, but they also scored 3, giving us a well deserved point.

    Finances
    A small profit (+£402)

    U19s
    A better month for the U19s, but far from what they should be doing in their league.

    Injuries
    There are no injuries at the time of writing this report! Yay!

    Best Players
    YP10 - Scored for us in the 3-3 draw, and got the MotM with a nice 8.9 rating!

    Awards/Records
    No awards or records this month.

    Transfers
    No players were approached during the transfer window, either due to them being on semi-professional contracts, or because they are just really bad!

    Overall
    A solid month with a well deserved point against a much better team. Hopefully February will be a much more interesting month, and we will be able to get some more points.

    LEAGUE TABLE

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    February

    A whopping 5 games were played during the month of February including 3 league games and 2 Andorran Cup games. I was hoping to get at least 4 points in the league, and get to the quarter finals of the Andorran Cup. The major problem this month was the fitness of the players, as most are not that fit compared to other league's players due to a lack of games per season.

    Santa Coloma vs Penya Encarnada (League)
    The first game of the month on the 1st of February was against Santa Coloma, who at the time were 3rd in the league. I put out the strongest team I could, but the lack of quality from us resulted in a 2-0 loss which was completely deserved.

    FC Lusitans vs Penya Encarnada (League)
    The second game of the month was a league game against Lusitans, a team who I have had good results against, and this game was no different. In a fairly equal game, we were the winners thanks to YP07. We played well throughout and I felt that we deserved the win, despite the stats saying we played slightly worse than Lusitans. Another 3 points towards our survival.

    Extremenya vs Penya Encarnada (Andorran Cup 2nd round)
    The first game of the Andorran Cup came against Second Division side Extremenya. As expected we beat them comfortably 5-1 to progress in the cup to the quarter finals where we will face FC Rangers over two legs. A superb win and I had hoped this would give the team confidence and improve their form.

    FC Rangers vs Penya Encarnada (Andorran Cup Quarter Final Leg 1)
    The draw for the quarter finals gave us FC Rangers, the team below us in the league. Although I had already reached my aim of the quarter finals, for bragging rights I wanted to get into the semis. I put out the strongest team I could and lost 1-0. It was a bad result but I knew I could get something in the second leg.

    FC Rangers vs Penya Encarnada (League)
    Our third and final league game of the month was against FC Rangers! We played much better than in the cup and drew the game 1-1. It was the most even game I have played in Andorra so far, with most stats being similar if not identical for both teams. A point was good and it meant that I had reached my aim of 4 points this month, and it also maintains our position in the league.

    Finances
    A large loss (-£2.82k)

    U19s
    Another poor month for the U19s with a draw and a loss.

    Injuries
    YP04 - injured for another 1-3 days.

    Best Players
    Ferreira - Scored twice in the game against Extremenya.
    YP07 - Scored some vital goals this month.

    Awards/Records
    No awards or records this month.

    Other News
    Andorra beat Luxembourg 2-0! This means there world ranking has gone from bottom to second bottom! Party time!

    Overall
    Another solid month that ended with us picking up 4 points. YP07 seems to be the best player at the club and hopefully will continue his amazing form and keep us up!

    LEAGUE TABLE

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    Youth Candidates

    The time has come to see who has come through our rubbish junior coaching and hopefully be greeted with decent players who can hopefully be playing first team football in the next few years. This year we were given an excellent midfielder, and 3 other players who can go straight into the first team. All the other players will be signed and put into the youth team, hopefully making my youth team a bit better in their league.

    Payna Encarnada announce new youth players
    The Youth Candidates squad
    Signed youth players


    YP18 - Physically and mentally he looks good, but some technical attributes need to be improved.
    YP19 - Looks OK, but needs to improve his composure.
    YP20 - Good all-rounder, but has very little flair and creativity - boring!
    YP21 - Got a few too many low stats, but may become a useful player.

    Overall it was a very good batch of players. Although YP19-21 are not superb, it means I now have a better squad depth meaning I can release players who are only at my club in case of an emergency, such as an injury.

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    March and April updates should be posted today.

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    March

    After a month packed full to the brim with games, March with just two games was a relief. We firstly had to finish off the Andorran Cup Quarter Final, and see if we could get a win and progress to the semis, and then had to play the only league game of the month.

    Penya Encarnada vs FC Rangers (Andorran Cup Quarter Finals Leg 2)
    We approached the second leg needing a win to give ourselves a chance of progressing in the cup. However it was not to be. In an equal game, where both teams could have won it, FC Rangers grabbed a 2-1 win to progress 3-1 on aggregate into the semis. The advantage of losing is that we now have a much less conjested fixture list compared to some other teams such as FC Rangers, which may help in the league.

    Penya Encarnada vs FC Lusitans (League)
    We needed to come away with at least a point from this match and that is what we did. A 1-1 draw was the result in a game where we could and perhaps should have won. A poor result due to the performance, but still a good point.

    Finances
    A moderate loss (-£1.37k)

    U19s
    A much better month for the U19s, hopefully the new youth candidates made a difference.

    Injuries
    Riccardo Ferreira - 5 to 7 weeks out.

    Best Players
    No stand out performances this month.

    Awards/Records
    No awards or records this month.

    Overall
    Another solid month that has resulted in Penya gaining another point in the road to survival. Hopefully we won't mess up April and stay up. I finished the month in 6th place.

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    April and May

    The last 3 league games occured in April and May, including two games against U.E. Santa Coloma, and the final game against FC Rangers. This was going to be a tough couple of months, but some good results would mean I would stay, and that is my aim.

    Penya Encarnada vs U.E. Santa Coloma
    U.E.S.C. aren't the best team in the league, but have much better players than us. We needed to get at least a point in this game, but sadly I couldn't. We lost 1-0 in a game that we played better, which may be unlucky, but it also shows we are not clinical enough.

    U.E. Santa Coloma vs Penya Encarnada
    Our second game against them was another tough match but this time we ran out 2-1 winners thanks to YP09 and YP13. This game however was a very equal match, but we defended well in the last few minutes and held on for all 3 points. A good win.

    Penya Encarnada vs FC Rangers
    A draw or a win was all I needed in this game, as FC Rangers were just one point below us at the time. Even though we weren't amazing, YP17 scored a vital goal to make the game a 1-1 draw. We have stayed up! Great news!

    Finances
    A small profit (+£1.56k)

    U19s
    1 win, 3 losses - not good.

    Injuries
    Riccardo Ferreira - 1 to 2 days.
    Luis Reis (YP15) - 7 weeks to 2 months.
    Joaquim Albuquerque - 4 to 5 weeks.
    Ernesto Romero - 3 to 4 weeks.

    Best Players
    YP09, YP13, YP17 - All contributed this month to mean we have stayed up.

    Awards/Records
    No awards or records this month.

    Other News
    FC Rangers got relegated after losing 4-2 to Engordany in the play-offs.

    Overall
    We have stayed up thanks to some superb efforts by all my YPs. Hopefully next season we can get 5th place, or maybe even more. A superb season which has boosted the confidence of all the players. Delighted.

    FINAL LEAGUE TABLE

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    News
    Oscar Gasco was too old to play for the U19s so he has been promoted to the first team and given YP22. He is our best left midfielder with 3.5*.

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    Squeaky bum time, much?

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    Hope you have a more comfortable time from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShanghaiNugget View Post
    Squeaky bum time, much?
    Definitely.

    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Hope you have a more comfortable time from now on.
    Hopefully next season we will be able to get at least a couple more points than this year, just got to be patient.

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    Season Summary 14/15

    Andorran First Division
    Our first season in the Andorran First Division ended in us finishing in 6th place and just one point above the play offs. Although on paper this sounds bad, it shows how well our team have played against strong opposition. Santa Coloma won the title with 38 points, whilst Sant Julia got second, and Principat 3rd. FC Rangers and FC Lusitans were both relegated.

    Andorran Second Division
    This year Inter d'Escaldes and Engordany were promoted back up to the First Division to play us next season. Jenlai finished in last place with just 9 points. Because Lusitans were relegated, they will be playing Lusitans B next season, even though it says that Lusitans B have been relegated.

    Andorran Cup
    After winning 5-1 in the first round of the cup, we couldn't follow up the amazing scoreline and lost to FC Rangers 3-1 on aggregate. Principat faced Santa Coloma in the final and beat them 2-1 in a tight game.

    Results - Here are the results from this season.
    U19s League Table - Because I am doing this season summary late, I can't show the final league table. However Sant Julia won, Encamp second, FC Rangers third, and we came 14th.
    Transfers - I released 5 players to reduce the squad size. All players have now retired.
    Board Confidence - I think they like me.
    Finances - A £11,000 profit.

    Squad
    The squad keeps getting better and better every year, and this year is no different. This years best players were Remy Bauduin (YP07) and Carmelo Duco, although the whole team played well.

    Tactics
    This season I decided to use my favourite formation, the 4-3-3. I love to use this formation because it means I have the support needed up front, whilst I maintain 4 at the back. I also don't like using wingers in FM, so 3 CMs is perfect for me. This tactic has generated goals whilst keeping enough clean sheets. I will be using this next season.

    Youth Prospects
    YP03 - Didn't play him due to Duco playing excellently this season.
    YP04 - Played 11 games, with 2 goals scored - which is great for a CB. He got two assists and 1 man of the match during these games.
    YP05 - 10 appearances with 3 goals and 1 assist. Good for a LB.
    YP06 - Didn't play much last season with 10 appearances. A poor 6.51 average rating.
    YP07 - Scored 6 goals in 20 appearance with an average rating of 6.90.
    YP08 - Just 3 games last season.
    YP09 - With just 2 goals in 14 appearances, I'm not impressed.
    YP10 - A really good player who played 17 games last season with a good average rating of 6.73. Really happy with his performances.
    YP12 - Just 7 games last season due to injuries. Will be playing him as many games as I can next season.
    YP13 - Solid CB. Player 17 games with 3 goals and 1 Motm.
    YP14 - 10 appearances, 6 of those off the bench.
    YP15 - A great player who played 17 games last season and got 1 Motm.
    YP16 - Not sure about him yet. Played 7 games with an average rating of 6.68.
    YP17 - Promoted from the youth team, and has scored an impressive 4 in 14.
    YP18 - Just one appearance for us, but 3 for the U21s.
    YP19 - Not played enough games to judge.
    YP20 - Not played enough games to judge.
    YP21 - Not played enough games to judge.
    YP22 - Not played enough games to judge.

    English Premier League - Man Utd won the title, Chelsea second and Arsenal third.
    Fa Cup - Man United beat Liverpool at Wembley to win the FA Cup.
    Serie A - Inter won the title, Juventus second and AC Milan third.
    Liga BBVA - Barcelona won the title, Real Madrid second and Sevilla third.
    Ligue 1 - Lyon won the title, PSG came second and OM came third.
    German First Division - FC Bayern won the title, Werder Bremen second and HSV third.
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    Just had a look at my U19s squad, and this player stood out - he is 14 and 6ft 8!!! A giant in the making!

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    In so many ways, lets see how he turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    In so many ways, lets see how he turns out.
    He's probably never going to make it to the first team, but I will keep him to see how heavy he becomes
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    Pre-season Update

    In July and August the plan was to keep hold of all my players. I was also hoping to be a friendly against a big team to bring home some money.

    Penya Encarnada vs Sant Julia - 3-0 loss
    Penya Encarnada vs Santa Coloma - 2-0 loss
    Penya Encarnada vs Principat - 2-0 loss
    Penya Encarnada vs Extremenya - 3-1 loss
    Penya Encarnada vs Jenlai - 2-2 draw
    Penya Encarnada vs Penya U19s - 2-0 win

    Not a great pre season, but most games were against better teams, just so I could get a bit more money.

    Transfers - IN
    Once again, no one wanted any of our players which is good.

    Transfers - OUT
    I released 8 players who weren't getting games, or were not good enough.

    OVERALL TRANSFERS

    Board Expectations - Stay clear of relegation
    My Expectations - Stay clear of relegation

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    September

    2 games this month and the aim was to get 3 points. The first game was against U.E. Santa Coloma and the second against FS Massana. A relatively easy month to start the season, that's for sure.

    U.E. Santa Coloma vs Penya Encarnada
    U.E.S.C. aren't the best team in the league, but have much better players than us and are often quite unpredictable. We played well, at times were unlucky, but sadly we lost 2-0. I felt this team played much better than last season, even though we lost the game by a two goal margin.

    Penya Encarnada vs FS Massana
    The second game of the season was against newly promoted FS Massana. I felt that with a bit of luck, and a good attacking display, a win was inevitable. We won the match 2-0 and played the better throughout the match. A good win versus a good opposition.

    Finances
    A small loss (-£1.06k)

    U19s
    Progression in the cup is the only positive I can find.

    Injuries
    YP13 - 2 months sadly, best player at the club
    YP12 - 1 week

    Best Players
    A good performance from all the players this month - no stand out performances though.

    Awards/Records
    No awards or records this month.

    Overall
    A solid month to start the season, although a bit disappointed with the 2-0 loss to U.E. Santa Coloma. Hopefully next month we can get a few more points in the bag and play even better!

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    October

    October is the second month of league games in Andorra and gave us 4 games to contend with. The aim was to get 6 points, although any better would be amazing.

    Santa Coloma vs Penya Encarnada
    A game against possibly the best team in Andorra was always going to be tough, and a point would be superb. I fielded the strongest 11 I could and got an undeserved point. YP04 once again got a red card which luckily didn't matter too much.

    Penya Encarnada vs Engordany
    The second game of the month was against newly promoted Engordany. We have a good record against them and I was hoping to extend it with another win, which I did. In a fairly equal match, we ran out winners thanks to YP19 scoring his first goal for the club in dramatic fashion. A good 3 points.

    Inter d'Escaldes vs Penya Encarnada
    I wasn't sure how well Inter were going to play in this match due to the lack of matches I have played against them. However it was an equal game which both teams could have won, but ended in a 1-1 draw.

    Penya Encarnada vs Principat
    The best game of my career so far at Penya. We dominated the game and were unlucky not to score earlier, but in the 82nd minute YP09 broke the deadlock, and YP15 confirmed the win and the 3 points in stoppage time. An amazing win against a great team, I honestly don't know how I won it!

    Finances
    A really good profit (+£5.02k)

    U19s
    4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss - simply phenomenal!

    Injuries
    YP13 - 2-4 weeks
    YP20 - 1 week

    Best Players
    YP09 - Scored some vital goals for us this month.
    YP19 - Got his first goal for the club at just 14 years of age.

    Awards/Records
    Goalkeeper of the Month - Carmelo Duco
    Defender of the Month - Luis Reis (YP15)
    Manager of the Month - Ramazan Jesus (ME!)

    Other News
    I have promoted to new players from the youth team into the senior team - YP23 and YP24.
    The junior coaching budget has been increased once again.

    Overall
    An amazing month! We played superbly throughout and were rewarded with 8 points and an unbeaten month. Hopefully this form will continue into November!

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    Top of the table, nice! Let's hope to see more of that.

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    November

    We played another 3 games in November against 3 superb teams. The aim was to get 4 points, but any better would be amazing.

    Penya Encarnada vs Sant Julia
    Former parent club Sant Julia usually find themselves near the top of the league, but this season it was me at the top. I approached this game with confidence, but I still had the underlying feeling that we could get beaten. However we got a point from this match after an entertaining 1-1 draw. Sant Julia got 2 players sent off in the closing minutes of the game, but it was too late for us to get a winning goal.

    Penya Encarnada vs U.E. Santa Coloma
    Surprisingly this game at the time was actually 1st vs 2nd. After losing 2-0 to them earlier in the season, I wanted revenge, and that is what I got. A 3-0 thumping with YP19, YP23, and YP04 all scoring to give us a much deserved 3 points.

    FS Massana vs Penya Encarnada
    Confidence was sky high, but the performance was not there. We were outplayed for the majority of the match and lost to a 14th minute penalty. Disappointing to say the least, but overall we are over performing this season, so a loss was inevitable. Hopefully it is not a first of many.

    Finances
    A small profit (+£932)

    U19s
    A winning month - currently second in the league!

    Injuries
    No injuries!

    Best Players
    YP04 - Has been a rock in defence this month.

    Awards/Records
    Goalkeeper of the Month - Carmelo Duco
    Defender of the Month - Angel Monasterio (YP04)

    Other News
    YP18 reached his fifth appearance for the Andorran U21s.

    Overall
    A solid month that leaves us with 4 more points than we started with, which was our aim. We are currently in a phenomenal 1st place, but I doubt I will be able to maintain my form until April, but who knows?

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    Question: Imageshack says that old images will expire on the 1st of April - does this mean images will be deleted by Imageshack? I have created another account for the time being, I just don't want any of the images from the earlier seasons to be deleted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpfc543 View Post
    Question: Imageshack says that old images will expire on the 1st of April - does this mean images will be deleted by Imageshack? I have created another account for the time being, I just don't want any of the images from the earlier seasons to be deleted.
    This is the message:

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    You have unlimited space with a Photobucket account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    You have unlimited space with a Photobucket account.
    The main problem is that I don't want the links to imageshack earlier in the thread to come up as a 404 error in the future.

    News: All future images will be uploaded to Photobucket

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    NEWS

    I have decided to download all the images from imageshack, then upload them all onto photobucket, and then re-link the whole of this thread! It's going to take a while (luckily I have until the 1st of April), so I'm going to have to reduce the number of updates to 1 or 2 a day.

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    I will try and get 2 or 3 updates out today!

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    December

    We enter December top of the table, somehow. The aim was to maintain a high position in the league, meaning we would need at least 5 points from the 3 games this month. A tough expectation, but one that could be fullfilled.

    Penya Encarnada vs Santa Coloma
    Usually Santa Coloma find themselves near the top of the league, but this season they have been failing, dropping as low as 6th place. We entered the game with optimism, and left it with the maximum 3 points thanks to YP07 and YP09 scoring for us. A positive result and a positive performance - good.

    Engordany vs Penya Encarnada
    The second game of the month was against Engordany. We knew 3 points should be easy enough, if our great form continued, but it didnt and we drew 3-3. The result was disappointing mainly due to the fact at one point we were 3-1 up and playing well, but we crumbed and conceded a further 2 to leave it at 3-3.

    Sant Julia vs Penya Encarnada
    At the time of playing our final game of the month, Sant Julia were one place above us in 1st place. This was going to be tough, and it was. We lost 2-0 and deserved to lose. The performance from the team was dreadful, and YP13 got sent off. Not good at all.

    Finances
    A large loss (-£2.58k)

    U19s
    Two losses from two games, not good.

    Injuries
    No injuries!

    Best Players
    No stand out players, but all 3 strikers (YP09, YP07, YP19) played well.

    Awards/Records
    Striker of the Month - YP07 got first, YP19 got 3rd.

    Overall
    A solid month that leaves us with 4 more points than we started with, which was our aim. We are currently in a phenomenal 1st place, but I doubt I will be able to maintain my form until April, but who knows?

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    January

    January gave us just two league games to play, so the focus was to get as many points as I could. I also wanted to hold onto my best players this transfer window as I'm sure one or two will be approached.

    Penya Encarnada vs Inter d'Escaldes
    The first game was against Inter, who aren't playing well of recent so the 3 points was a must. Thankfully in the 39th minute YP07 got what was the winning goal and gave us all 3 points. Sadly YP15 got injured in the 95th minute, but that was the only negative from a superb performance from our players.

    Principat vs Penya Encarnada
    The second game was against under performing Principat who somehow found themselves in 6th place at the time of this match. We played well but couldn't break through their solid defence and drew the match 0-0. Despite no goals, the generally performance from the team was good.

    Finances
    A large loss (-£2.2k)

    U19s
    A much better month that included a win in the quarters of the U19s cup.

    Best Players
    YP07 - Got us the vital game vs Inter.

    Awards/Records
    Manager of the Month - Ramazan Jesus (me)

    Other News
    I sacked my former physio Martin Sanchez, and replaced him with Adria Bernaus.
    YP07 was approached, but decided to stay with us.

    Overall
    Another solid month that leaves us with 4 more points than we started with. Our form this month has been superb, and long may it continue.

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    good January there mate. Keep it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by cragswfc View Post
    good January there mate. Keep it up
    Cheers

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    February

    We faced 4 games this month, including 2 really tough league games, and 2 Andorran Cup games. The aim was to get 1 point from the two league games, and to progress in the Andorran Cup.

    Penya Encarnada vs Santa Coloma (League)
    An equal game that should have been a draw, if not a win for us, ended 2-0 to Santa Coloma. I thought it was one of our best performances this season, but luck was not with us. We need to be more clinical if we want to win these sort of games.

    FS Massana vs Penya Encarnada (Andorran Cup 1st Round)
    A dominant display from us ended in 3-2. We played well and didn't deserve to concede two goals, but a win is a win which means we progressed to the quarter finals stage of the Andorran Cup once again.

    Penya Encarnada vs Lusitans B (Andorran Cup Quarter Final Leg 1)
    Absolutely amazing! YP17 got a hattrick in the space of just 18 minutes, and sealed a solid 5-2 win over a poor Lusitans B side. Progression to the semi finals is almost certain thanks to him, and our reward? We will play FC Lusitans in the semis - a second division team! Nice.

    Sant Julia vs Penya Encarnada (League)
    Dominated by Sant Julia from start to finish, it's going to take a while before reach their standard. They had eleven shots, we had two - we were never going to win, especially as luck is never on our side. Never mind.

    Finances
    A small loss (-£297)

    U19s
    An OK month - 1 win and 1 loss.

    Best Players
    YP17 - Scored a hattrick against Lusitans B
    YP10 - Scored a superb goal against Lusitans B

    Awards/Records
    Penya's lowest attendance

    Overall
    A rubbish month in the league, two losses out of two games. However an excellent month concerning the Andorran Cup. Hopefully we can get to the semi finals where we face FC Lusitans, another easy opponent!

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    Youth Candidates

    The time has come to see who has come through our rubbish junior coaching and hopefully be greeted with decent players who can hopefully be playing first team football in the next few years. This year we were given an amazing defender/midfielder and a good DC. Definitely the best youth candidates day so far, as I now have every position covered with good YPs.

    Peyna Encarnada announce new youth players
    The Youth Candidates squad

    YP25 - A man of many positions, and now our third best player at the club at just 14 years of age!
    YP26 - A good DC who will be challenge for a place in the starting eleven next season for sure.

    Overall it was a very good batch of players. Both players will be starting games next season, which shows how good they already are. Very, very happy.

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    March

    Just two games this month, the first being the second leg of the quarter final against Lusitans B, and the second being a league game versus Santa Coloma. The aim was to get to the semi finals in the cup, and get at least a point in the only league game of the month.

    Lusitans B vs Penya Encarnada (Andorran Cup Quarter Final Leg 2)
    The strangest match of my career so far. We began superbly, dominated play and restricting Lusitan B. We got a 2-0 lead and were cruising, however 3 consecutive goals from Lusitans B made it 3-2. Then YP07 brought it back to 3-3, which I thought would be it - but I was wrong. Another two goals from Lusitans B made it 5-3 to them, which was the final result. We progress 8-7 on aggregate, and deserved to get to the semi finals as we played better than Lusitans B in both legs.

    Santa Coloma vs Penya Encarnada (League)
    Superb display! We got a well deserved shock win over Santa Coloma, the scoreline being 2-0. YP07 scored in the 14th minute, followed by an own goal from Santa Coloma meant we won. We played well and another 3 points in the bag. Excellent.

    Finances
    A major loss (-£4.37k)

    U19s
    Loads of games this month, and most of them weren't wins sadly!

    Best Players
    YP13 - Scored two goals against Lusitans B to get us to the semi finals.
    YP07 - Scored in both games this month.

    Awards/Records
    No awards or records this month

    Injuries
    Bad news! YP13 is out for 3-4 months.

    Overall
    An excellent month. Progress through to the semi finals was great, despite losing the second leg. Picking up 3 points against Santa Coloma was also good because it puts a little bit of pressure on league leaders Sant Julia to win the the rest of the games.

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    Just read through this, you have done extremely well, especially getting into Europe. It will certainly bring you in a great amount of money to help you improve further.
    Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldyrulz View Post
    Just read through this, you have done extremely well, especially getting into Europe. It will certainly bring you in a great amount of money to help you improve further.
    Keep it up!
    Thanks . Europe should bring in around 100k, which is a lot for a small Andorran club.

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    Great thread so far, keep up the good work

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    April

    The final three games of the season were upon us, with a possible European spot available. I knew that all I needed was a few points and a Europa League 2nd Qualifying place would be confirmed, but unless Sant Julia lost all of their last 3 games, we would not be playing in the ECC next year. The aim was another 4 points, but really all I wanted was a top 3 final position.

    Penya Encarnada vs U.E. Santa Coloma
    From start to finish we played the better, but sadly only got a single point. YP17 bagged two goals within 15 minutes, and the win looked sealed, but U.E.S.C. got two goals to level it at 2-2, and despite our hardest efforts, we could not get the win. A good effort from the team, and a superb performance from YP17, but sadly it was not enough to get the deserved win.

    Penya Encarnada vs Sant Julia
    The toughest game of the month was against Sant Julia, the league leaders. We played well, kept the game equal, but sadly lost to a 75th minute goal from Sant Julia. Disappointing but expected. We needed a win versus U.E.S.C. if we wanted to finish in second place.

    U.E. Santa Coloma vs Penya Encarnada
    Amazing, great, phenomenal. All the hard work this season has paid off. A pleasant and deserved 1-0 win gave us the 2nd place, and EC 2nd Qualifying Round qualification. An amazing feeling to be just one place off top spot in just 2016. To say I'm delighted is an understatement.

    Finances
    A very nice profit (+£3.73k)

    U19s
    No games this month for whatever reason.

    Best Players
    YP17 - Bagged us two goals this month, very pleased with him.

    Awards/Records
    Goalkeeper of the Month - Carmelo Duco once again won it.
    Striker of the Month - Rudy Lepetre (YP17) won it!

    Other News
    Penya has been given £4.38k for finishing in 2nd place.

    Overall
    An excellent month. Qualification for the Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round has been confirmed which should bring in much more money. Hopefully next season we can consolidate our position and make sure it was not just a fluke!

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    May

    This season, May was the month of the final stages of the Andorran Cup, and for once we were in them. Our semi final was against FC Lusitans, who finished 3rd in the Second Division this season. An easy opposition, but was it an easy win?

    FC Lusitans vs Penya Encarnada (Andorran Cup Semi Final Leg 1)
    The first leg was away from home at their stadium that was built in 2014. As expected we were the dominant team and had many chances to win the game by a large number of goals, but sadly neither team could get many shots on target, so it ended 0-0, a classic bore draw score. Despite the draw, I was happy as it meant we had advantage as the deciding leg was at our place.

    Penya Encarnada vs FC Lusitans (Andorran Cup Semi Final Leg 2)
    Another game where we dominated the play, but couldn't get enough shots on target. Thankfully, we won the match 1-0 due to an 110th minute goal by YP23. Had we not won it, it would certainly be an embarassment as we had played the better over the two legs and deserved a place in the final. U.E. Santa Coloma won the other semi final, which meant we were to play them in the final.

    Penya Encarnada vs U.E. Santa Coloma (Andorran Cup FINAL)
    Out of all the teams we could have faced in the final, U.E.S.C. is definitely one of the easiest teams to beat. We have a good record against them and beat them 1-0 in the final game of the season. A good performance was expected, and that is what happened. We played amazingly throughout, bossing every part of play, and got a well deserved 2-0 win. This is an amazing achievement, as it means we get even more money, and our first piece of silverware in the career so far. Amazing.

    Other News
    I was pleased to see this in my inbox - YP18 and YP25 have both been called up to the Andorran U19s squad!

    I'm going to try and post the season summary today, but I may not have enough time.

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    Well done on reaching Europe.

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    And on your youngsters progressing internationally.

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    And finishing 2nd in the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotChocolate View Post
    Great thread so far, keep up the good work
    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    Well done on reaching Europe.
    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    And on your youngsters progressing internationally.
    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    And finishing 2nd in the league.
    Thanks all, really appreciate the feedback

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    Fantastic read, you've done a great job with the club. Your latest youth batch looks really good!

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    Season Summary 14/15

    Andorran First Division
    Absoultely phenomenal from Penya. We played superbly from the start to the end of our second season in the First Division and deserved the 2nd place. Going in to the season, I was expecting a 4th or 5th place finish, but to get 2nd and European qualification is amazing. Elsewhere, Sant Julia won the league whilst Inter d'Escaldes finished bottom and went down. Principat won the play off and stayed up.

    Andorran Second Division
    This season just one team made it into the First Division, Lusitans B! Somehow Lusitans B finished higher than their 'adult' club FC Lusitans and will themselves playing top class teams (like Penya) next season. I look forward to playing them as I have an excellent record against them, if you exclude the 5-3 loss last season.

    Andorran Cup
    We won it! We got the easiest route to final, facing FS Massana, Lusitans B and FC Lusitans. This meant that the final was against U.E. Santa Coloma, who finished 4th in the league last season. We showed our class and comfortably won the final 2-0 to lift our first piece of silver wear (excluding the Second Division title). Very good performance from us this season which I will be looking to replicate next season.

    Results - Here are the results from this season.
    U19s - Some great players meant that they finished in 4th place.
    Transfers - I released 11 players, the most noteable being Riccardo Ferreira.
    Finances - Lost £2k overall last season, although we are £27k in the black.

    Squad
    The squad keeps getting better and better every year, and this year is no different. Emerging from our youth candidates was YP25, who is the best player at the club already. Joining him with a 5* rating is YP18 and Carmelo Duco.

    Tactics
    This season I decided to use my favourite formation, the 4-3-3. I love to use this formation because it means I have the support needed up front, whilst I maintain 4 at the back. I also don't like using wingers in FM, so 3 CMs is perfect for me. This tactic has generated goals whilst keeping enough clean sheets. I will be using this next season.

    Youth Prospects
    YP03 - Another season on bench (App:1 Conc:2)
    YP04 - Good performances (App:11 Gl:1 Asts:1 MoM:1)
    YP05 - Covered for injured LBs well (App:5 Gl:0 Asts:0 MoM:0)
    YP06 - Benchwarmer (App:2 Gl:0 Asts:0 MoM:0)
    YP07 - Played well all season (App:19 Gl:7 Asts:6 MoM:3)
    YP08 - Didn't play (App:0 Gl:0 Asts:0 MoM:0)
    YP09 - Put in good performances, but not enough goals (App:15 Gl:3 Asts:2 MoM:1)
    YP10 - A solid CM who played every game (App:20 Gl:0 Asts:2 MoM:0)
    YP12 - Not bad, but not good (App:16 Gl:1 Asts:1 MoM:1)
    YP13 - Best CB at the club, but injured for a lot of the season (App:8 Gl:0 Asts:0 MoM:0)
    YP14 - A solid CM who played every game (App:20 Gl:2 Asts:0 MoM:1)
    YP15 - Not bad, but not good (App:19 Gl:1 Asts:0 MoM:2)
    YP16 - Only played from the bench (App:7 Gl:0 Asts:0 MoM:0)
    YP17 - Covered for the strikers (App:7 Gl:2 Asts:2 MoM:1)
    YP18 - Played every game for us plays for the Andorra U19s and U21s most games (App:20 Gl:0 Asts:1 MoM:1)
    YP19 - Nice player, that's for sure (App:18 Gl:3 Asts:4 MoM:0)
    YP20 - Didn't play (App:0 Conc:0)
    YP21 - Didn't play (App:0 Gl:0 Asts:0 MoM:0)
    YP22 - Sadly plays in a position that doesn't suit my tactics (App:2 Gl:0 Asts:0 MoM:0)
    YP23 - Benchwarmer (App:3 Gl:1 Asts:0 MoM:0)
    YP24 - Benchwarmer (App:4 Gl:0 Asts:0 MoM:0)
    YP25 - Future star, best player at the club (App:1 Gl:0 Asts:0 MoM:0)
    YP26 - Got a future (App:1 Gl:0 Asts:0 MoM:0)

    English Premier League - Man Utd won the title, Arsenal second and Man City third.
    Fa Cup - Man United beat Liverpool at Wembley to win the FA Cup (again).
    Serie A - Inter won the title, AC Milan second and Juventus third.
    Liga BBVA - Barcelona won the title, Real Madrid second and Atletico Madrid third.
    Ligue 1 - Lyon won the title, PSG came second and OM came third.
    German First Division - FC Bayern won the title, Werder Bremen second and Stuttgart third.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abulezz View Post
    Fantastic read, you've done a great job with the club. Your latest youth batch looks really good!
    Thanks . The youth batch do look amazingly good this year for whatever reason.

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    News

    1. I have won the Manager of the Year award!
    2. I will play Racing FC in the Europa League.
    3. 3 players have been promoted from the youth team; YP27, YP28, and YP29.
    4. YP04 and YP16 left the club at the end of their contracts after failing to negotiate a wage.

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    Great season congrats. Good luck in europe next year too

    Youths don't look too bad this year either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackJCFC View Post
    Great season congrats. Good luck in europe next year too

    Youths don't look too bad this year either.
    Thanks

    Another player has been promoted to the senior team because we need some cover as I have released loads of players. YP30.

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    You sure Lusitans B going to First Division?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnCM4X View Post
    You sure Lusitans B going to First Division?
    Yep. I was quite surprised to see it was possible.


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    Pre-season Update

    The start of the 16/17 season was upon us and the aim this season is to get a European spot, which means a top 4 finish. There were 4 fixtures planned this month; the two legs of the Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round, a friendly against Fiorentina, and the Andorran Super Cup versus Sant Julia.

    Penya Encarnada vs Racing FC (Euro Cup 2nd Qual. Rnd Leg 1)
    I wanted an easy team to play in our first European adventure, and that is what we got; Luxembourg's best team, Racing FC. Although compared to other possible teams, this was an easy fixture, it really wasn't as we aren't actually that good, and we come from the worst team in the world. We put in a superb performance and were unlucky to lose 1-0. I was proud of my team, and knew that a good performance away could reverse the scoreline.

    Racing FC vs Penya Encarnada (Euro Cup 2nd Qual. Rnd Leg 2)
    We had to get a goal, that was a must, and that is what we got. However they also scored. A good display of passion and team work from my players meant that in the 30th minute, YP09 broke the deadlock with an excellent goal. Sadly they got a got in the 70th and drew match 1-1, which meant we lost the tie 2-1 on aggregate. A good effort, but quality is lacking - that is the problem.

    Penya Encarnada vs Fiorentina - 4-0 loss. Surprised it wasn't more.

    Penya Encarnada vs Sant Julia - 2-1 loss. We played the better, but sadly lost. Not too bothered to be honest.

    Transfers
    I released a whopping 9 players due to overcrowding in the first team. I wanted get rid of the dead wood that only had 1/2 a star. I offered YP03 to clubs, and FC Lusitans got him. I don't need him anymore as Duco is a great goalkeeper and rarely needs replacing.

    News
    Penya given £78.26K
    Record attendance broken
    New gate receipts high

    Board Expectations - Get European qualification
    My Expectations - Get European qualification

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    September

    The first month of the 16/17 season, and my team were raring to go. We needed to start off strongly and show to the rest of the teams that last season was not a fluke. My aim was to get 6 points from the 3 games, which would mean at least 2 wins and a loss. The confidence was there, but was the performance?

    Penya Encarnada vs FS Massana
    The first game of the season was against FS Massana, a team that I have a very good record against. The aim was 3 points, and that is what I got. A 3-1 victory, with YP07 and YP17 scoring meant that we start the season in winning form. We could, and perhaps should have won by more, but a win is a win.

    Principat vs Penya Encarnada
    The second game was against under-performing Principat who last year found themselves in the playoffs. Overall the game was fairly equal, with both teams missing easy chances, but the game finished 2-2. A well earned point against a team with a solid back 4.

    Engordany vs Penya Encarnada
    The final game was against another easy team, Engordany. We dominated the first half and missed two open goals and hit the woodwork twice. We went in at half time with the score at 1-1, with Engordany scoring with their only shot of the half. However in the second half it was much more equal. However despite the equality, we were much more clinical and won 3-2 thanks to YP07 scoring twice.

    Finances
    A loss (-£2.56k)

    U19s
    A really good month - 3 wins out of 3 games. Good.

    Best Players
    YP07 - Scored 3 goals in 3 appearances this month.
    YP17 - Our second best striker, who scored some vital goals.
    YP28 - Despite being on the bench every game, as soon as he came on our performance improved.

    Awards/Records
    Player of the Month - YP17 won it surprisingly, YP07 second.
    Goalkeeper of the Month - Carmelo Duco once again won it.
    Striker of the Month - YP07 won it thanks to his great goal scoring record this month.

    Overall
    An excellent month. We picked up 7 points from a possible 9 and finish the month in 1st place. Our confidence is high and I believe we have the quality to win the league. Hopefully these games have been fluke results giving me false impressions.

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    News

    1. YP25 scored his first goal for the Andorra U19s.
    2. The Andorran U19s manager is sacked.
    3. I apply for the U19s.
    4. I get the job!

    Hopefully this international experience will raise my profile and will also enable me to give international experience to other YPs such as YP07 who deserves it.

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    Don't Andorra have a Winter break? I would have thought they would given they are in the Pyrenees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    Don't Andorra have a Winter break? I would have thought they would given they are in the Pyrenees.
    Did some research and it seems that in real life they do have a winter break (March-December season), but the creator of this database has not included this for some reason.

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    Well done on the U19's job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Well done on the U19's job.
    Thanks. Looking forward to taking them to glory (or more likely not ).

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    October

    We started this season well and I wanted to continue this great form. The first game was against Sant Julia, league leaders at the time. The second game was against another strong opposition, Santa Coloma. The aim was to get 4 points, which would mean at least a win and a draw.

    Sant Julia vs Penya Encarnada
    A seriously tough game was expected for us, and a win was almost out of the question at the time. However for whatever reason Sant Julia did not play their good football which meant we won match 3-1! However if wasn't for YP17 (who scored 2 goals), we may have not won. An amazing performance against a top, top team.

    Penya Encarnada vs Santa Coloma
    Sadly we couldn't continue on from the amazing 3-1 win against Sant Julia, and ended up losing this game 3-2. Although the scoreline can be interpreted that the game was fairly equal, it really wasn't - Santa Coloma could and should have won by more. However a clinical performance was what we gave, and I can come away with positives for sure.

    Finances
    A loss (-£1.86k)

    U19s
    Wow! A terrible month! Strange.

    Best Players
    YP17 - Another superb month.

    Awards/Records
    None.

    Overall
    A mixed bag of results. We could of done better, but sadly we didn't. However both game's performances were superb and I feel that our team has really improved since last season.

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    November

    This month was packed with games, with no fewer than 5 league games. This meant that for some of the matches I had to play a much weaker team than I wanted to, but did it mean we lost matches?

    Penya Encarnada vs Lusitans B
    The first game of the month was against the weakest team in the league, Lusitans B. As the stats show, we dominated this game from start to finish. We had 24 shots of which 7 were on target and yet we only won 3-2. We seem to have a real problem in our defence as we seem to be conceding in every single game!

    Penya Encarnada vs Principat
    Principat are a tough team to play against, as this game showed. They were the better team, but we were clinical enough to get a goal that meant we drew the match 1-1. A poor performance from the team, but our opposition were superb.

    FS Massana vs Penya Encarnada
    A close match which resulted in us winning by a one goal margin. Either team could have won it but for once our defence stood firm and did not let any gaps appear. In the end the result was deserved and our performance was good.

    U.E. Santa Coloma vs Penya Encarnada
    We played pretty poor in the first half, and were lucky to be leading 1-0 thanks to YP17. However in the second half we played much better and got 2 more goals which meant we scored a nice 3 goals. Sadly U.E.S.C. also scored once which meant the final score was 3-1. A great second half performance. Very happy.

    Lusitans B vs Penya Encarnada
    Our second game against Lusitans B this month, and once again we hit 3 past them, however this time they didn't score and it ended 3-0. A great scoreline against an easy team. The only negative was that YP07 is now injured for 2 months!

    Finances
    A loss (-£1.12k)

    U19s
    A winning month.

    Best Players
    YP26 - Dominating display from him in the first Lusitans B game which resulted in him winning the MotM.
    YP25 - Superb month for him.
    YP17 - Can't stop scoring, despite being just a 1* player!

    Awards/Records
    Player of the Month - Wilson Zambrano (YP25)
    Goalkeeper of the Month - Carmelo Duco
    Midfielder of the Month - Alvaro Jimenez (YP18)
    Striker of the Month - Rudy Lepetre (YP17)

    Overall
    An unbeaten month which gained us a whopping 13 points thanks to 4 wins and a draw. We do have a defensive problem, but hopefully a new YP will improve that... (leaving you on a cliffhanger )

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    YP news and an international round-up are coming up soon!

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    International Round Up - Andorra U19s

    Andorra U19s vs Azerbaijan U19s
    The first game of my career was against Azerbaijan U19s, who fielded a much stronger team than ours. This meant that we could not compete as much as I would have liked, and lost 4-2. However the way we played was good, and we often strung together nice 'Barcelona' style passing movements. I can take many positives from this result.

    YP25 - Played really badly - 4.4 rating.
    YP18 - Good passing and movement - 6.1 rating.
    YP07 - Wanted to give him a chance, and as soon as he came on we played better - 6.9 rating.
    YP20 - Needed a 3rd GK, so I chose YP20. Played for 9 minutes - 6.6 rating.

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    Andorra U19s vs Papua New Guinea U19s
    We played really well and fully deserved the draw. We started off the game really badly, conceding after just 4 minutes to a Jakis header in the 6 yard box. We then dominated the game until we scored in the 50th minute thanks to Blazquez. In the 72nd minute Moreira had a chance to win the game, but missed the penalty - as expected. A good performance and I'm glad we got a draw.

    YP25 - Played much better - 6.8 rating.
    YP18 - A reasonably good game - 6.5 rating.
    YP07 - Started the game but sadly didn't play well - 6.0 rating.
    YP20 - On the bench but was not put on.

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    News

    I have looked through my U19s squad and found two highly rated players who have really improved recently.

    YP31 - A 3.5* rated DC who looks really good. Looking forward to playing him a few times this season.
    YP32 - A 3* rated ST who also looks really good. I will be using him as the replacement for YP07 as he is on a two month injury at the moment.

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    December

    We entered December second in the league and a nice 6 points between us and third. I knew this was going to be a tough month as we played Sant Julia, the team in third, and Engordany. The aim was 4 points, which would mean at least a win and a draw.

    Sant Julia vs Penya Encarnada
    The game was set up to be a cracker. Two teams who knew how to score, and wanted to win, however it was quite the opposite. We dominated the game, had 11 shots to their 3, but couldn't break through their solid defence. The game ended 0-0, although I should have won. A good attacking performance, positives for sure.

    Penya Encarnada vs Engordany
    I needed a win, and that is what I got, although I did leave until the 89th minute. We dominated the first half and somehow went in 1-0 down to an unlucky goal from their play Cobos. However straight from the restart YP18 got a goal, and then YP32 on his full debut also got a goal. However that was not it. Engordany scored once more to make it 2-2, but in the 89th minute YP28 scored a superb goal to win the game. We fully deserved the win and the 3 points. Well played team!

    Finances
    A profit finally! (+£1.34k)

    U19s
    A good month. Progression to the semi finals of the youth cup is superb.

    Best Players
    YP32 - Scored on his full debut.

    Awards/Records
    None.

    Overall
    Another unbeaten month that leaves us with 7 more points than Sant Julia in third. Although winning the league looks unlikely, maintaining second place is almost a certainty if we continue our dominant form. Very pleased with this month, I hope January is just as good!

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    I should be able to get loads of updates out over the weekend as I have a very uneventful weekend planned

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    January

    This month we had just two league games to contend with. The aim was to get 3 points against very strong opponents. The other aim for this month was to keep hold of every single player at the club. This should happen as most players on semi professional contracts, however football isn't predictable - anything could have happened!

    Santa Coloma vs Penya Encarnada
    This game was between 1st and 2nd, and the winner of it would be getting 3 valuable points in their race to the title. However for us, it wasn't good. We defended well up until the 51st minute, and then we crumbled. We lost the game 2-0, and deservedly so. We never looked like getting a goal. Disappointing to say the least.

    Penya Encarnada vs U.E. Santa Coloma
    I needed a win, the team needed a win, but that is not what we got. We played well against a much weaker opponent, but they took their chances well. Due to this we unfortunately drew the game 1-1, and got just one single point. Although the performance was great, the shots were poor.

    Finances
    A large loss due to some players getting contracts (-£8.36k)

    U19s
    A terrible month consisting of 2 losses and 1 draw.

    Best Players
    No stand out players.

    Awards/Records
    None.

    Transfers
    We have so far kept hold of all our players!

    Overall
    Not a great month, could have been a lot better. However a valuable point, and the fact I have kept all my players so far leaves me with some positives, even if there aren't that many!

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    February

    As usual February is the month of mainly Andorran Cup games, and this season was no different. The first game was the single league match of the month against Principat. Following that game we had two Andorran Cup games. The aim was to get a point against Principat, and progression in the Andorran Cup. But did we do it?

    Principat vs Penya Encarnada (League)
    The first and only league game of the month was away to Principat, who sit just below me in 3rd place. I knew that I had to get at least a draw as the race for the title was hotting up. Luckily our defence was on fine form, and we held out for a 0-0 draw. A good point, that holds of Principat for another month.

    Penya Encarnada vs Santa Coloma B (Andorran Cup 2nd Round)
    The first Andorran Cup game was against Santa Coloma B. I played the most attacking style I could, and got a comfortable 3-1 win. We played superbly and fully deserved progression to the quarter finals. YP32 was the star player of the match and rightfully won the man of the match!

    Penya Encarnada vs Principat B (Andorran Cup Quarter Final Leg 1)
    The first leg of the quarter finals was what can only be called a domination of Principat B. We played an attacking style from start to finish, and because of that we won the match 5-0. YP32 got two superb goals, whilst YP14 got a goal and the man of the match due to creating most of the goals! Really pleased with the team, even if it was against such a weak team.

    Finances
    A bit better than last month (-£1.31k)

    U19s
    One game, one win. Good.

    Best Players
    YP32 - 3 goals in just 2 appearances. Looks to be a really good player!
    YP14 - Picked up the man of the match and a 9.5 rating vs Principat B!

    Awards/Records
    None.

    Overall
    An unbeaten month which got us another point in our bid for 2nd place this season. We also played amazingly in the Andorran Cup that means the chances are we are into the semi finals. A good month, that's for sure!

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    Youth Candidates

    The time has come to see who has come through our rubbish junior coaching and hopefully be greeted with decent players who can hopefully be playing first team football in the next few years. This year was simply amazing. 3 superb players who will be playing first team football before the end of the year were signed, and the rest of the players were easily good enough for the youth team. This is the best youth candidates I have had so far!

    Penya Encarnada announce new youth players
    The Youth Candidates squad
    Signed youth players

    YP33 - Will be playing him in CM. Has some excellent physical attributes.
    YP34 - The next benchwarmer!
    YP35 - Another good CM who I will be looking to play from the bench this season and next.

    This has easily been the best youth candidates I have ever had at Penya and I hope these will be the best players at the club for at least a couple of years. The aim is to give them some experience with the club and also give them a couple of international games for the Andorra U19s. Very happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpfc543 View Post
    Did some research and it seems that in real life they do have a winter break (March-December season), but the creator of this database has not included this for some reason.
    Thought it seemed strange, as Andorra is a major skiing destination and hence the country would be under snow for a few months.

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    March

    This month we had the second leg of the Andorran Cup quarter final and a single league game. The aim was to get a win or a draw against Principat B in the cup, and a draw against Santa Coloma in the league. This would mean I would gain another point in my bid for 2nd place.

    Principat B vs Penya Encarnada (Andorran Cup Quarter Final Leg 2)
    After we beat Principat B 5-0 in the first leg, this leg didn't really matter. I played an extremely weak team who actually did better than I thought. We passed well, had many more shots than Principat B, but sadly couldn't get a second goal, so drew the game 1-1. We are through to the semis 6-1 on aggregate! Amazing.

    Santa Coloma vs Penya Encarnada (League)
    As usual, this was the 1st versus 2nd match. I needed to get something from this match because Santa Coloma were racing away, but sadly I couldn't. We performed well in a very dull match, but Santa Coloma ran out 2-1 winners.

    Finances
    Not good! (-£7.58k)

    U19s
    Started badly, but got better.

    Best Players
    YP07 - Scored in both games this month.

    Awards/Records
    None.

    Overall
    A draw and a loss is never a good thing, however our performances this month have been good. I look forward to seeing if we can hold onto second next month.

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    April

    This month we had 4 league games to contend with that ultimately decided if I was going to finish in 2nd or 3rd. The aim was to get 7 points, which would mean 2 wins, a draw, and a loss. However I knew we could do better than that, but did we?

    Penya Encarnada vs Sant Julia
    The first game of April was against 3rd placed Sant Julia. I knew that I needed to get at least a draw from this game, as we needed to maintain our gap between us and them. Luckily our defence held strong and we kept a clean sheet, but sadly we couldn't score either. The final score was 0-0.

    Penya Encarnada vs Principat
    The second game of April was against 4th placed Principat. We had to get something out of the match, and we did - the full 3 points. We played well, passed nicely, took our chances, and got a 1-0 win thanks to YP07 scoring once again. The performance was encouraging, and gave me confidence.

    Sant Julia vs Penya Encarnada
    The second game against Sant Julia this month resulted in us getting 3 valuable points which confirmed that we finished the season in 2nd place. Although the game was fairly equal, in the 82nd minute YP07 was once again on hand to get the ball in the net and gain us the 3 points. A very confident performance from the team.

    Penya Encarnada vs Santa Coloma
    The final game of the month didn't really matter as we had confirmed the 2nd place. Due to this, I played a slightly weaker side and yet somehow drew the game 1-1. A fair result for both teams, although the single point made no difference to Penya or Santa Coloma's position in the table. Definitely a positive ending to the season.

    Finances
    Finally a profit! (+£2.83k)

    U19s
    Another poor month from the U19s.

    Best Players
    YP07 - Scored even more goals for us this month.

    Awards/Records
    Goalkeeper of the Month - Carmelo Duco

    Other News
    I have increased the junior coaching budget once more - we are now at the 'average' level of junior coaching!

    Overall
    A great unbeaten month meant we ended the season in 2nd place, confirming European football next season. Hopefully next season we will be able to fight for 1st place a bit more than this year, as Champions League football would be much better than Europe League football finance wise.

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    May

    Due to the fact we got to the semi finals of the Andorran Cup, we still had matches to play. I wanted to get to the final of the Andorran Cup and possibly win it this year as we drew an easy team in the semi finals - Extremenya. The question is, did we win the Andorran Cup?

    Penya Encarnada vs Extremenya (Andorran Cup Semi Final Leg 1)
    As with the first leg of the quarter finals, we dominated our opponent. We won the match 5-0 thanks to a YP07 hattrick, one that will be remembered for many years to come. We played superbly, dominated start to finish, and even hit the woodwork a couple of times. A great confident display from the team.

    Extremenya vs Penya Encarnada (Andorran Cup Semi Final Leg 2)
    I decided to put an inexperienced team out for the second leg of the semi final. This was due to a massive lead on aggregate, and because I wanted to see the newer members of our team (YP33-35). We entered half time 1-0 down due to the classic 'one shot, one goal'. However in the second half we got a deserved goal and drew the match 1-1, to get us to the final with a 6-1 aggregate win!

    Penya Encarnada vs Santa Coloma
    As expected it was the top two clubs in Andorra in the final of the Andorran Cup. I wanted to win it, although as European qualification had already confirmed, it would just be another trophy in the trophy cabinet. I put out the strongest team I had available, and they performed what can only be described as a miracle. We won the match 1-0 thanks once again to YP07 scoring the winning goal. An amazing win from the team, showing that we could win the league next season!

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    Another great season there, is winning the league the priority next season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldyrulz View Post
    Another great season there, is winning the league the priority next season?
    Thanks. The priority next season is to finish in the top two once again, although I think we may be able to get 1st. The priority for the 18/19 season however is definitely 1st.

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    Season Summary 16/17

    Andorran First Division
    Another solid performance from Penya to get 2nd place. At times we looked weak, but ultimately we played better than we did last season, and weren't too far off 1st place. Santa Coloma finished 1st, Penya finished 2nd, and Sant Julia finished 3rd. U.E. Santa Coloma and Lusitans B were both relegated to Second Division.

    Andorran Second Division
    This season two teams gained promotion to the First Division. Casa Benfica won promotion due to finishing 1st with 37 points, and FC Lusitans won the play off with U.E. Santa Coloma. Encamp came 9th and Jenlai came 10th.

    Andorran Cup
    We won it again! Every round up until the final was against Second Division teams which meant route to the final was rather straight forward. However in the final we had to give a little bit extra, and that is exactly what we did. In the end it was a comfortable 1-0 win over Santa Coloma, which meant we lifted the trophy for the second season in a row.

    Results 1 , Results 2 - Here are the results from this season.
    U19s League Table - Finished 10th.
    Transfers - I lost 10 players this season, the most notable being YP03 going to FC Lusitans.
    Finances - We got around 75k in profit last season, most of which came from the European adventure.

    Squad
    The squad keeps getting better and better every year, and this year is no different. We had many players join us this season who should be able to improve even further next season. YP33 looks like a star in the making, with a 5* rating at 14 years of age.

    Tactics
    This season I decided to use my favourite formation, the 4-3-3. I love to use this formation because it means I have the support needed up front, whilst I maintain 4 at the back. I also don't like using wingers in FM, so 3 CMs is perfect for me. This tactic has generated goals whilst keeping enough clean sheets. I will be using this next season.

    Youth Prospects
    YP05 - Didn't play much this season (App:8 Gl:0 Asts:0 Avg:6.79)
    YP07 - An amazing season (App:26 Gl:15 Asts:6 Avg:7.15)
    YP08 - Didn't play (App:0 Gl:0 Asts:0 Avg:N/A)
    YP09 - Not many games this season (App:3 Gl:1 Asts:0 Avg:6.95)
    YP10 - Played a lot of games until a long-term injury (App:15 Gl:1 Asts:1 Avg:6.79)
    YP12 - Covering for YP27 (App:12 Gl:1 Asts:0 Avg:6.77)
    YP13 - Didn't play (App:0 Gl:0 Asts:0 Avg:N/A)
    YP14 - Fantastic season for him (App:28 Gl:2 Asts:5 Avg:6.93)
    YP15 - Covering for Benisty (App:15 Gl:0 Asts:3 Avg:6.63)
    YP17 - An amazing season for him (App:22 Gl:11 Asts:8 Avg:7.15)
    YP18 - Another solid season (App:26 Gl:2 Asts:3 Avg:7.02)
    YP19 - Not good at scoring goals (App:8 Gl:0 Asts:2 Avg:6.52)
    YP20 - Played a couple of times, looked okay (App:3 Conc:3)
    YP21 - Didn't play (App:0 Gl:0 Asts:0 Avg:N/A)
    YP22 - Didn't play (App:0 Gl:0 Asts:0 Avg:N/A)
    YP23 - Didn't play (App:0 Gl:0 Asts:0 Avg:N/A)
    YP24 - Didn't play (App:0 Gl:0 Asts:0 Avg:N/A)
    YP25 - A great season from such a great player (App:25 Gl:2 Asts:2 Avg:7.09)
    YP26 - A solid season (App:24 Gl:3 Asts:2 Avg:6.93)
    YP27 - Introduced half way through the season, looks great (App:15 Gl:0 Asts:1 Avg:7.03)
    YP28 - Not sure if he is first team quality yet (App:17 Gl:4 Asts:2 Avg:6.74)
    YP29 - Not enough games to judge him (App:4 Gl:0 Asts:0 Avg:6.57)
    YP30 - Benchwarmer (App:4 Gl:1 Asts:1 Avg:6.73)
    YP31 - Benchwarmer (App:8 Gl:0 Asts:0 Avg:6.87)
    YP32 - My third choice striker (App:11 Gl:4 Asts:4 Avg:6.92)
    YP33 - Looks seriously good (App:7 Gl:0 Asts:4 Avg:7.00)
    YP34 - My second choice goalkeeper (App:1 Conc:1)
    YP35 - Too early to judge (App:1 Gl:0 Asts:0 Avg:6.60)

    English Premier League - Man Utd won the title, Liverpool second and Arsenal third.
    Fa Cup - Chelsea beat Arsenal at Wembley to win the FA Cup (again).
    Serie A - Inter won the title, Juventus second and Roma third.
    Liga BBVA - Real Madrid won the title, Barcelona second and Atletico Madrid third.
    Ligue 1 - Lyon won the title, PSG came second and Bordeaux came third.
    German First Division - FC Bayern won the title, Leverkusen second and Schalke third.
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    Good to see the forums are working. Loads of updates today!

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    Pre-season Update

    The start of the 17/18 season is upon us and the aim this season is to get a top two finish, which would mean European qualification. During pre season I faced opposition in the Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round, a tough friendly and the Andorran Super Cup. The chances were that I would lose all 4, but did I?

    Penya Encarnada vs Brann (Euro Cup 2nd Qual. Rnd Leg 1)
    I wanted an easy team to play in our first European adventure, but I didn't. My opposition were Brann, who finished 3rd in the Norwegian Premier Division last season, a much better league than the Andorran First Division. Although the chances were slim, I put out the strongest team I could. We performed much better than expected and got just a 3-0 loss at home. This was a deserved score line, but also a positive one as it shows that we aren't that bad.

    Brann vs Penya Encarnada (Euro Cup 2nd Qual. Rnd Leg 2)
    The away leg was always going to be harder, and I was expecting a thumping from Brann. Sadly that is what we got. A 6-1 loss meant we lost 9-1 on aggregate, a massive scoreline. The only positive from the match was that YP28 scored for us, and showed that we could score against much better opponents. A tough result to take, but it was expected.

    Penya Encarnada vs Catania (Friendly)
    Catania offered to have a friendly with us, and because the financial rewards were okay I accepted. I knew this game would be a defeat as Catania are in Serie A, however I still gave it my best shot. We played well, defended solidly and only lost by one goal, which is remarkable considering how much better they are than us. A good result and a good performance.

    Penya Encarnada vs Santa Coloma (Andorran Super Cup)
    Last year we couldn't win this cup, but this year we did. Our attacking display was superb, our midfield were passing the passing and controlling it like Barcelona, and our defenders held a firm back 4. Due to this we won the match comfortably 2-0. If we can play like this against them in the league, we might as well collect the First Division trophy now!

    Transfers
    I released 7 players which included 5 youth prospects mainly due to the position they play or how bad they are compared to the rest of the team. The most notable transfer was YP09, who was the best player in the season we won the Second Division. Sadly he is not cut out for the First Division and had to be released.

    Other News
    Welcome to the club, YP36! Saw him in the youth team and was rated 3.5*, an excellent replacement for the disappointing YP30 who has left us.

    Board Expectations - Get European qualification
    My Expectations - Top two finish
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    International Round Up - Andorra U19s

    21/3/17 - Andorra U19s vs East Timor U19s
    The first game of the year for the Andorra U19s team was against East Timor. This relatively small footballing nation were ranked at the time just a few places above us. We started off well with Rodrigues scoring in the 3rd minute, and then an own goal from East Timor got us our second. However we then scored an own goal to make it 2-1, but that was not it. Rodrigues scored again, and then they scored once more, and that is how it ended - 3-2. A good win for us, Rodrigues looks like a good player. Sadly none of my players could play because I holidayed over the team selection date.

    2/6/17 - Andorra U19s vs Cook Islands U19s
    The next friendly of the year was against the Cook Islands who are 206th in the world rankings. I knew the game should be pretty easy as we have a much better youth team in Andorra than in the Cook Islands. Ribera scored in the 26th minute, and then Ortega followed up with our second and last goal in the 57th minute. A good solid win for the team once again proving that we aren't that bad.

    YP25 - A solid performance in the DC position - 6.6 rating

    6/6/17 - Andorra U19s vs Kasakhstan U19s
    I organised a tougher friendly to see how well our team can defend as the loss was inevitable. It took Kazakhstan until the 40th minute to score their first goal and the 74th to score their second goal. We lost the match 2-0 but I felt our defending was reasonable and isn't as bad as the world ranking suggests. Overall I was pretty happy with out performance.

    YP25 - A very good performance - 6.9 rating

    15/8/17 - Montenegro U19s vs Andorra U19s
    I chose a lot of YPs for this game due to the fact very few have been getting international call ups recently and that the loss was inevitable. It only took 10 minutes for Montnegro to score their first goal, a classic own goal from Aicart. However we performed well after the goal and held on until the 89th minute where they scored their second goal. The defeat was deserved, but the performance was good, especially as the majority of the players are mine.

    YP14 - A good confident display - 6.5 rating
    YP18 - Played well with YP14 - 6.5 rating
    YP25 - A strong display in DC - 6.8 rating
    YP26 - A strong display in DC - 6.7 rating
    YP33 - Sadly didn't play well - 6.2 rating
    YP34 - Brought on for the last 30 minutes - 6.6 rating

    The European U19s Championship 1st Qualifying Round was drawn and we were in a group with Holland, Latvia and Austria.

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    September

    The first month of the 17/18 season consisted of two league games against two of the best teams in Andorra; Santa Coloma and Sant Julia. The aim was to get 3 points which would mean at least a win and a loss. This aim was tough, but did we do it?

    Santa Coloma vs Penya Encarnada
    We started off the month against Santa Coloma, who last season won the league. I knew I needed to get something out of this match, and that is what we did. We conceded first due to Benisty scoring an own goal, however in the 43rd minute YP07 got the equalizer. However that was not enough. In the 75th minute Pujol scored for Santa Coloma, but once again we equalized this time thanks to YP27 in the 79th minute. A good solid 2-2 draw.

    Penya Encarnada vs Sant Julia
    The second game of the month and the season was at home against Sant Julia. I needed a win, and that is exactly what I got! We weren't amazing, but what we were clinical, that's for sure. Just before the HT whistle sounded, YP17 got a goal thanks to a YP32 pass. In the 67th minute YP26 was sent off, but luckily for us we kept hold of the lead and won the match 1-0.

    Finances
    Another loss (-£4.08k)

    U19s
    A poor start to the season with a 3-1 loss, but they have improved ever since.

    Best Players
    YP17 - Got us the crucial goal in the Sant Julia match.

    Awards/Records
    None.

    Overall
    A great start to the season that leaves us on the same number of points as our rivals Santa Coloma. Looking forward to October to see if we can continue the good performances.

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    October

    The second month of the season consisted of 4 matches. The teams involved were Engordany, FS Massana, Casa Benfica and FC Lusitans. All of these teams have had spells in the Second Division, so getting as many points as possible from them was a must. The aim was to get 10 points which would mean 3 wins and 1 draw, but was it possible?

    Engordany vs Penya Encarnada
    The first game of the month was against Engordany, a tough team to beat. We started off the game well, YP32 scoring after 35 minutes to break the deadlock. However, Victor Murcia equalised just 3 minutes which meant we went in at half time level. However we played much better in the second half and got a goal from YP07 in the 70th minute. A good start to month, that's for sure.

    FS Massana vs Penya Encarnada
    The second game of the month was against FS Massana. I knew that the 3 points were a must if I wanted to reach my aim for the month. We started off well with YP33 scoring twice before half time. We entered half time 2-0 up, despite being a fairly equal game. FS Massana then scored an own goal, and we held on for the 3-0 win and cleansheet. A scoreline that does not match the stats, but it's still a good win and 3 points.

    Penya Encarnada vs Casa Benfica
    The third game of the month was against Casa Benfica who were promoted last season to the First Division. This meant that the win and the 3 points was absolutely vital. Casa Benfica started off the better in the 38th minute with a goal, however just before half time we equalised. I gave the team a motivating team talk, and our performance got better. YP17 got two second half goals to give us a 3-1 lead, but sadly Casa Benfica got a consolation goal to give us just a one goal margin. We held on and won the match 3-2.

    Penya Encarnada vs FC Lusitans
    The final game of the month was against FC Lusitans who were also promoted last season to the First Division via the play offs. This meant that the win and the 3 points was absolutely vital. We dominated this match from start to finish but it took until the 78th minute to score, thanks to YP18. However they replied instantly, with their first shot of the match! However we fought well and in the 84th minute YP26 scored a header to win the match.

    Finances
    Penya Encarnada recorded a loss of £6.99K.

    U19s
    A mixed bag of results.

    Best Players
    YP17 - Scored a couple of goals this month.
    YP07 - Scored a couple of goals this month.
    YP33 - Scored long range goals against FS Massana.

    Awards/Records
    Player of the Month - Remy Bauduin (YP07)
    Goalkeeper of the Month - Carmelo Duco
    Manager of the Month - Jesus Ramazan (ME!)

    Other News
    The training facilities are recieving an upgrade. Expected to finish around this time next year.

    Overall
    A phenomenal month consisting of a whopping 4 wins from 4 games. This means that we end the month with a consecutive win record of 5 wins in a row. The team have worked well and I hope they continue to do so next month.

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    Definitely on course for the top.

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    EUROPEAN U19 CHAMPIONSHIP 1ST QUALIFYING ROUND

    11/10/17 - Andorra U19s vs Holland U19s
    We opened the competition against the toughest team in the group, Holland. I knew that the best we would do is keeping the scoreline under 5 goals, which we did. Surprisingly the defence were much more solid than expected, and were unlucky to lose 4-0. I took a lot of confidence from this game into the next game against Latvia.

    13/10/17 - Latvia U19s vs Andorra U19s
    With confidence at sky high I knew that a draw was possible, but it was not to be. They scored twice before half time meaning I went in at half time disappointed and angered. However in the second half my motivational team talk must have worked as our performance was much better and we got a deserved goal in the 76th minute. Despite the 2-1 loss, it was a good enough performance.

    15/10/17 - Andorra U19s vs Austria U19s
    The final game of the competition was against against the Austrians. I anticipated this would be a tougher match than the Latvia game, but I was wrong. Our defence was superb in the first half which meant even though we had played poorly, we held a 0-0 score line. However in the 59th minute the Austrians got their goal, even though we were playing much better than them at the time. We kept up our work rate and got a deserved goal in the 67th minute thanks to Michel. We held on for the remaining 23 minutes and got ourselves the first and last point of the competition for us.

    YP14 - Average rating for the competition: 6.7
    YP18 - Average rating for the competition: 6.2
    YP25 - Average rating for the competition: 6.7
    YP26 - Average rating for the competition: 6.4
    YP33 - Average rating for the competition: 6.2

    FINAL TABLE - Despite getting just 1 point in the competition, I have not been sacked.

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    I had a look at my U19s squad to see if there were any players who could be moved into the senior team and this is what I saw:



    Due to this...

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    YP37 - Better than YP20
    YP38 - Best RB at the club
    YP39 - Good benchwarmer
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    Wow, great year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Wow, great year.
    Thanks, hopefully we can win the division this season.

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    November

    Just two games this month and I needed to get some points from them. The first game was against Principat who finished 4th last season and have been pretty good this season. The second game was against Santa Coloma who last season finished in 1st. Due to this the aim was to get 4 points which would mean a win and a draw at least.

    Penya Encarnada vs Principat
    The first game was against Principat. I knew that a win was needed if I wanted to reach my target of 4 points. We played well from start to finish, producing numerous shots on and off the target. We scored from a corner in the 34th minute thanks to YP26. From then on we played fluid attacking football but couldn't get the ball in the net and had to settle for just a 1-0 win.

    Penya Encarnada vs Santa Coloma
    The second game was against Santa Coloma who at the time found themselves in 3rd place. The aim was to get at least a draw, and that is what we got. For the whole of the 90 minutes not one shot was on target, which is phenomenal considering us and Santa Coloma are the two best clubs in Andorra. The final result was 0-0 which meant we picked up 1 point.

    Finances
    Penya Encarnada recorded a loss of £3.73K.

    U19s
    Despite having amazing players, they could only win one game out of three.

    Best Players
    No stand out performances.

    Awards/Records
    None.

    Other News
    YP33 scored for the Andorra U21s in their 4-1 defeat to Montenegro.

    Overall
    Although we ended our winning streak, we remain unbeaten this domestic season. This means we stand proudly at the top of the table, with 2 points more than Sant Julia and Santa Coloma. Top 3 finish is a certainty, but can we win it?

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    December

    Just two games this month and I needed to get some points from them. The first game was against Casa Benfica who who were promoted from the Second Division last season. The second game was against FS Massana who last season finished in 5th place in the league. The aim was to get all 6 points, which would be tough but it was possible.

    Casa Benfica vs Penya Encarnada
    I watched this game with a grin on my face, not because we couldn't score, but instead because of the way we played. We passed the ball fluently, gave the strikers oppotunities, but the only thing we lacked was getting the ball in the net enough times. It was 0-0 in the 80th minute when YP26 tackled from behind and got a straight red card. I was angry. Shortly later Casa Benfica scored from a penalty. I was angry - losing despite dominating. However in the last minute of added on time YP17 scored a deserved equaliser. A bad result but an excellent performance.

    Penya Encarnada vs FS Massana
    The second game of the month was against FS Massana. We played well up until the 30th minute when YP31 got sent off for a lunging tackle from behind. However we kept our confidence and maintained a good enough performance and won the match 1-0 thanks to YP25 scoring from a corner. A good performance from my 10 man team.

    Finances
    Penya Encarnada recorded a loss of £9.49K.

    U19s
    A much better month from the U19s.

    Best Players
    YP17 - Played well in both matches.

    Awards/Records
    Striker of the Month - Rudy Lepetre (YP17)

    Overall
    I didn't fullfill my aim of 6 points, however 4 points is good enough. I'm still top of the league as the other teams have also had poor results of late. I'm a bit worried about our red card issues, but hopefully it's just a coincidence that I had a red card in both matches.

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    January

    This month consisted of 3 games and I needed to get loads of points from them. The first game was against Engordany who finished in 6th place last season. The second game was against Sant Julia who last season finished in 3rd place in the league. The final game of the month was against FC Lusitans who were promoted last season from the Second Division. The aim was to get 7 points which would mean 2 wins and a draw.

    Penya Encarnada vs Engordany
    The first game of the month was against Engordany. A win was vital if I wanted to win the league this season. Our performance was superb and for once we were clinical, which meant we won comfortably 2-0. Just before the half time interval YP33 got a deserved goal from outside the box to take us in at half time 1-0 up. The second goal came in the 61st minute from YP36 - his first goal for the club. A good win to start the month.

    Sant Julia vs Penya Encarnada
    This was one of the biggest matches so far this season, but it turned out to be one of the most boring. Our defence held firm against a strong Sant Julia side, and our attacking display was amazing, but we weren't clinical enough which meant the game ended 0-0 - a bore draw.

    FC Lusitans vs Penya Encarnada
    A must game win if we wanted to get our aim of 7 points. We started off well with YP32 scoring after 31 minutes to break his 13 hour non scoring record. However just before half time FC Lusitans scored an undeserved goal to level the match. I gave another classic motivational speech, and in the 85th minute it paid off - YP33 scoring once again to win the match. A good win and a good performance from the team.

    Finances
    Penya Encarnada recorded a loss of £9.78K.

    U19s
    A mixed bag of results.

    Best Players
    YP33 - Scored two goals in three games which is great for a CM.

    Awards/Records
    None.

    Overall
    I got the aim of 7 points which means I have maintained my 4 point lead over Sant Julia - good.

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