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Season 2048/49

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I had arguably the best preview I have ever had, so my hopes were very high.  The fact we have three players who are good enough to go straight into the first team squad shows this is another strong intake.

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Table | Squad | Finances | Transfers

Very solid season, safely mid table. Hit the jackpot again in the FA cup, luckily beating L2 Gillingham in the second round and getting Liverpool away in the third round, a match we obviously lost.

The team performed fairly well. Darren Kift 35b playing well, also getting his first u21 cap this season!, Steffan Goodman 38a and Jon Llewellyn 40a are important players for us, but think one or both of them might attract too much interest soon.

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The preview looked good, particularly the center mid prospect was intriguing. The intake was full of potential star wingers, with Oliver Rawlings 41a and Thomas Jarvis 41b probably the most interesting. Dave Page 41e hopefully can make the grade in midfield, but need to improve his personality.

The cup run has made our finances very solid, but couldn't get the board to upgrade anything. I think maybe the cost would be over €1,5 million, so would put us far in the red if that was the case. Still not gone professional either.

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Belfast Celtic - Season 2023/24 Review

Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances

There are some hilariously poor football on show here in Northern Ireland, but it's really fun still. Once again, the key this season was to stay up, and we managed it again. We finished with a point more than last time, and also one spot higher on the table. The really promising thing though, is that we are playing much better, even if didn't get many more points. Looking at the amount of conceded goals, it's very promising compared to last season. Last time we conceded 53 league goals, and this season we only conceded 35. So things are going in the right direction.

In the Irish Cup we beat Newtowne before losing to Harland & Wolff Welders in the 5th round. 

In the NIFL Cup we lost to Portstewart in the 1st round.

In the Steel & Sons Cup we beat Magherafelt S.B. and Crumlin United before losing to Glentoran II in the 4th round.

In the Irish Intermediate Cup we beat Lisburn Rangers, St. Pat's Y.M. and Crewe Utd before losing to Knockbreda in the 4th round.

Youth

Another golden generation. "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means" - Inigo Montoya

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That's right Inigo....

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Mark Wright 24a is a promising winger that I will have good use of.

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More Northern Irish fellows with some sprinkles of Irish.

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Record Breakers:

Most overall goals in a season: Beau Tosh - 22
Most league goals in a season: Beau Tosh - 9
Most goals in a match: Beau Tosh - 4
Most goals in a league match: Nicky Gilmour - 2
Most clean sheets in a season: Callum Hirthe 23p - 7
Most player of the match: Beau Tosh - 5
Most league apps total: Beau Tosh - 96 apps
Most league goals total: Beau Tosh - 28 goals
Oldest player: Craig Kennedy - 36 years, 87 days
Youngest goalscorer: Craig Fry 23h - 16 years, 70 days

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End of Season Review

Season 2048/49

SV Babberich

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Season Summary

A season that was much better that expected.  We were comfortably in mid table and were never in any danger of getting relegated.  A disappointing cup run doesn't dampen the mood at the club either.

Season Details

League Table - We were never in any danger and were always in mid table at worst.

League Fixtures 1 & 2 - We beat a lot of clubs in the lower half which is essential if you want to survive.  Consistency was good and we were always in mid table.

TOTO KNVB Beker - We were eliminated in the second round, losing three two away to fellow second tier side Go Ahead Eagles after extra time.  This is despite being two nil up at half time.

Pre Season Friendlies - With six defeats in ten matches, pre season was a very challenging time.

Squad - The players developed so well this year and they are only going to get better.

Squad Dynamics - It is still rather lovely.

Transfers In - None.

Transfers Out 1 & 2 - Quite a few loans and fringe players departed for fees as I raised £1.7m.  Most of that was for my first choice goalkeeper as his deputy is regarded as equally as good, so I let him leave for big money.

Youth Candidates - Another good intake with three players going straight into the first team squad.  Steffan van Nieuwstadt YP49B434 looks especially good.

Finances - Despite spending money on new training facilities, the bank balance is back in the black.  The TV money makes such a difference.

Key Players

Yordi Koutsocheras YP40J298 - A decent enough season from the striker, though he is now under real pressure for his place in the side.

Berkan Yılmazer YP39G279 - The Turkish central midfielder continued his fine form from last season.

Ivo Huiberts YP45F374 - Defender who is a first choice central defender.  I turned down big offers for him.

Robin Verheijen YP40H296 - He can play at either centre half or, as a midfield anchor man, where I deploy him.  A solid, if unspectacular, season.

Jurensley Constancia YP48B418 - The right back is already regarded as the best player at the club.  He just needs to prove it on the pitch.

Next Season

A reap of this season would be grand.

Personal Coaching Data

Season     Reputation            Qualifications    Att   Def   Fit   GkD   GkH   GkS   Tac   Tec   Men   WWY   Ada   Det   PlK   YoK   LoD   MaM   Mot
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At start   Minimal   (0.25*)     None                1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     4     1     1     1     4     1     1     1
2021/22    Minimal = (0.25*) =   None =              4 ↑   4 ↑   1 =   2 ↑   1 =   1 =   4 ↑   4 ↑   4 ↑   4 =   1 =   4 ↑   4 ↑   5 ↑   1 =   4 ↑   5 ↑
2022/23    Minimal = (0.25*) =   None =              5 ↑   5 ↑   3 ↑   2 =   1 =   1 =   5 ↑   5 ↑   5 ↑   4 =   1 =   5 ↑   5 ↑   5 =   1 =   5 ↑   6 ↑
2023/24    Minimal = (0.75*) ↑   National B ↑↑       8 ↑   8 ↑   5 ↑   2 =   1 =   3 ↑   8 ↑   8 ↑   7 ↑   4 =   1 =   7 ↑   8 ↑   7 ↑   7 ↑   8 ↑   9 ↑
2024/25    Minimal = (0.50*) ↓   National B =        8 =   8 =   5 =   2 =   1 =   3 =   8 =   8 =   7 =   4 =   1 =   7 =   8 =   7 =  10 ↑  10 ↑   9 =
2025/26    Minimal = (0.50*) =   National B =        8 =   8 =   5 =   2 =   1 =   4 ↑   8 =   8 =   7 =   4 =   1 =   7 =   8 =   7 =  10 =  11 ↑  10 ↑
2026/27    Minimal = (0.50*) =   National A ↑        8 =   8 =   5 =   2 =   1 =   4 =   9 ↑   8 =   8 ↑   4 =   1 =   7 =   8 =   7 =  11 ↑  13 ↑  11 ↑
2027/28    Minimal = (0.50*) =   National A =        9 ↑   8 =   5 =   2 =   1 =   4 =   9 =   8 =   8 =   4 =   1 =   7 =   8 =   7 =  11 =  14 ↑  11 =
2028/29    Minimal = (0.50*) =   National A =        9 =   8 =   5 =   2 =   2 ↑   5 ↑   9 =   8 =   8 =   4 =   1 =   7 =   8 =   7 =  11 =  15 ↑  12 ↑
2029/30    Minimal = (0.75*) ↑   Continental C ↑    10 ↑   9 ↑   6 ↑   2 =   2 =   5 =  10 ↑  10 ↑  10 ↑   4 =   1 =   7 =   8 =   8 =  12 ↑  15 =  13 ↑
2030/31    Minimal = (1.00*) ↑   Continental B ↑    10 =  10 ↑   6 =   2 =   2 =   5 =  10 =  10 =  11 ↑   4 =   1 =   8 ↑   9 ↑   8 =  14 ↑  15 =  14 ↑
2031/32    Minimal = (1.25*) ↑   Continental A ↑    12 ↑  11 ↑   6 =   2 =   2 =   5 =  11 ↑  11 ↑  12 ↑   4 =   1 =   8 =   9 =   9 =  17 ↑  16 ↑  17 ↑
2032/33    Minimal = (1.00*) ↓   Continental A =    12 =  11 =   6 =   2 =   2 =   5 =  11 =  11 =  12 =   4 =   1 =   8 =   9 =   9 =  17 =  16 =  19 ↑
2033/34    Minimal = (1.00*) =   Continental A =    12 =  11 =   6 =   2 =   2 =   5 =  12 ↑  11 =  12 =   4 =   1 =   8 =   9 =   9 =  17 =  17 ↑  20 ↑
2034/35    Minimal = (1.00*) =   Continental A =    12 =  11 =   6 =   2 =   2 =   5 =  12 =  11 =  12 =   4 =   1 =   8 =   9 =   9 =  17 =  17 =  18 ↓
2035/36    Minimal = (1.50*) ↑   Continental Pro ↑  12 =  11 =   6 =   2 =   2 =   5 =  13 ↑  12 ↑  13 ↑   4 =   1 =   8 =  10 ↑   9 =  17 =  18 ↑  18 =
2036/37    Minimal = (1.50*) =   Continental Pro =  13 ↑  11 =   6 =   2 =   3 ↑   5 =  13 =  12 =  13 =   4 =   1 =   8 =  10 =   8 ↓  18 ↑  19 ↑  19 ↑
2037/38    Minimal = (1.50*) =   Continental Pro =  13 =  12 ↑   6 =   2 =   3 =   6 ↑  13 =  12 =  13 =   8 ↑   1 =   9 ↑  10 =   9 ↑  20 ↑  19 =  17 ↓
2038/39    Minimal = (1.50*) =   Continental Pro =  13 =  12 =   6 =   2 =   3 =   6 =  13 =  12 =  13 =  11 ↑   1 =   9 =  10 =   9 =  20 ↑  19 =  18 ↑
2039/40    Minimal = (1.50*) =   Continental Pro =  13 =  12 =   6 =   2 =   3 =   6 =  13 =  12 =  13 =  12 ↑   1 =   9 =  10 =   9 =  20 =  19 =  18 =
2040/41    Minimal = (1.50*) =   Continental Pro =  14 ↑  12 =   6 =   2 =   3 =   6 =  14 ↑  12 =  13 =  15 ↑   1 =   9 =  11 ↑   9 =  20 =  20 ↑  18 =
2041/42    Minimal = (1.50*) =   Continental Pro =  14 =  12 =   7 ↑   2 =   3 =   6 =  14 =  12 =  13 =  15 =   1 =   9 =  11 =  10 ↑  20 =  20 =  18 =
2042/43    Minimal = (1.50*) =   Continental Pro =  14 =  13 ↑   7 =   2 =   3 =   6 =  14 =  13 ↑  13 =  17 ↑   1 =   9 =  11 =  10 =  20 =  20 =  17 ↓
2043/44    Minimal = (1.50*) =   Continental Pro =  14 =  13 =   7 =   2 =   3 =   6 =  14 =  13 =  13 =  17 =   1 =   9 =  11 =  10 =  20 =  20 =  18 ↑
2044/45    Minimal = (2.00*) ↑   Continental Pro =  14 =  13 =   7 =   2 =   3 =   6 =  14 =  13 =  13 =  20 ↑   1 =  10 ↑  12 ↑  10 =  20 =  20 =  18 =
2045/46    Minimal = (2.00*) =   Continental Pro =  14 =  13 =   7 =   3 ↑   3 =   7 ↑  14 =  13 =  13 =  20 =   1 =  10 =  12 =  10 =  20 =  20 =  18 =
2046/47    Minimal = (1.75*) ↓   Continental Pro =  14 =  13 =   7 =   3 =   3 =   7 =  14 =  13 =  13 =  20 =   1 =  10 =  13 ↑  10 =  20 =  20 =  17 ↓
2047/48    Minimal = (2.25*) ↑   Continental Pro =  14 =  13 =   7 =   3 =   3 =   7 =  14 =  14 ↑  13 =  20 =   1 =  10 =  13 =  10 =  20 =  20 =  18 ↑
2048/49    Minimal = (2.25*) =   Continental Pro =  14 =  13 =   7 =   3 =   3 =   7 =  14 =  14 =  13 =  20 =   1 =  10 =  13 =  11 ↑  20 =  20 =  18 =

Club Facilities

Season     Training Facilities  Youth Facilities  Corporate Facilities  Junior Coaching  Youth Recruitment  Club Reputation
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At Start   Poor                 Poor              Fairly basic          Basic            Limited            Local      (0.50*)
2021/22    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average ↑↑       Basic ↑            Local =    (0.50*) =
2022/23    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic ↑     Local =    (0.50*) =
2023/24    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic =     Local =    (0.50*) =
2024/25    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic =     Local =    (0.50*) =
2025/26    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic =     Local =    (0.50*) =
2026/27    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic =     Local =    (0.50*) =
2027/28    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic =     Local =    (0.50*) =
2028/29    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic =     Local =    (0.50*) =
2029/30    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Adequate ↑       Adequate ↑         Local =    (0.50*) =
2030/31    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Adequate =       Adequate =         Local =    (0.50*) =
2031/32    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Adequate =       Adequate =         Local =    (0.50*) =
2032/33    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Adequate =       Adequate =         Local =    (0.50*) =
2033/34    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Good ↑           Average ↑          Local =    (0.50*) =
2034/35    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Good =           Average =          Local =    (0.50*) =
2035/36    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Good =           Average =          Local =    (0.50*) =
2036/37    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Excellent ↑      Good ↑             Local =    (0.50*) =
2037/38    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Exceptional ↑    Excellent ↑        Local =    (1.00*) ↑
2038/39    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Exceptional =    Excellent =        Local =    (1.00*) =
2039/40    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Exceptional =    Excellent =        Local =    (1.00*) =
2040/41    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Exceptional =    Exceptional ↑      Local =    (1.00*) =
2041/42    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Exceptional =    Exceptional =      Local =    (1.00*) =
2042/43    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Exceptional =    Exceptional =      Regional ↑ (1.50*) ↑
2043/44    Basic ↑              Basic ↑           Fairly basic =        Exceptional =    Exceptional =      Regional = (1.50*) =
2044/45    Basic =              Basic =           Fairly basic =        Exceptional =    Exceptional =      Regional = (1.50*) =
2045/46    Basic =              Basic =           Fairly basic =        Exceptional =    Exceptional =      Regional = (1.50*) =
2046/47    Below average ↑      Below average ↑   Fairly basic =        Exceptional =    Exceptional =      Regional = (1.50*) =
2047/48    Below average =      Adequate ↑        Fairly basic =        Exceptional =    Exceptional =      Regional = (1.50*) =
2048/49    Below average =      Adequate =        Fairly basic =        Exceptional =    Exceptional =      Regional = (1.50*) =

Season Record

Season     Played     Won     Drawn     Lost     Goals For     Goals Against     Goal Difference     Win Percentage
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2021/22      26        15        3        8          43              25                 +18              57.69%
2022/23      26        18        5        3          76              36                 +40              69.23% ↑
2023/24      26        11        5       10          35              36                  -1              42.31% ↓
2024/25      26        12        8        6          55              38                 +17              46.15% ↑
2025/26      26        13        8        5          54              24                 +30              50.00% ↑
2026/27      26        14        1       11          56              46                 +10              53.85% ↑
2027/28      26        13        3       10          50              36                 +14              50.00% ↓
2028/29      26        16        7        3          62              33                 +29              61.54% ↑
2029/30      26        18        7        1          71              28                 +43              69.23% ↑
2030/31      28        15        7        6          51              35                 +16              53.57% ↓
2031/32      36        14       11       11          65              61                  +4              38.89% ↓
2032/33      35        12        8       16          54              54                   0              34.29% ↓
2033/34      36        18        8       10          67              45                 +22              50.00% ↑
2034/35      35        17        7       11          63              45                 +18              48.57% ↓
2035/36      36        26        3        7          77              33                 +44              72.22% ↑
2036/37      35        12        4       19          63              61                  +2              34.29% ↓
2037/38      35        16       11        8          69              39                 +30              45.71% ↑
2038/39      36        16        8       12          72              67                  +5              44.44% ↓
2039/40      36        25        6        5          88              32                 +56              69.44% ↑
2040/41      35        17       12        6          65              36                 +29              48.57% ↓
2041/42      35        17        9        9          58              44                 +14              48.57% =
2042/43      36        18        9        9          68              44                 +24              50.00% ↑
2043/44      36        16       12        8          76              59                 +17              44.44% ↓
2044/45      36        22        8        6          86              47                 +39              61.11% ↑
2045/46      39         9        9       21          65              96                 -31              23.08% ↓
2046/47      40         8        7       25          60              89                 -29              20.00% ↓
2047/48      38        27        6        5          89              34                 +55              71.05% ↑
2048/49      40        17        7       16          52              56                  -4              42.50% ↓

Overall Career Record

After Season   Played     Won     Drawn     Lost     Goals For     Goals Against     Goal Difference     Win Percentage     Time At Club
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2021/22          26        15        3        8          43              25                 +18              57.69%             327 days
2022/23          52        33        8       11         119              61                 +58              63.46% ↑           693 days
2023/24          78        44       13       21         154              97                 +57              56.41% ↓         1,061 days
2024/25         104        56       21       27         209             135                 +74              53.85% ↓         1,426 days
2025/26         130        69       29       32         263             159                +104              53.08% ↓         1,789 days
2026/27         156        83       30       43         319             205                +114              53.21% ↑         2,153 days
2027/28         182        96       33       53         369             241                +128              52.75% ↓         2,517 days
2028/29         208       112       40       56         431             274                +157              53.85% ↑         2,881 days
2029/30         234       130       47       57         502             302                +200              55.56% ↑         3,252 days
2030/31         262       145       54       63         553             337                +216              55.34% ↓         3,581 days
2031/32         298       159       65       74         618             398                +220              53.36% ↓         3,981 days
2032/33         333       171       72       90         672             452                +220              51.35% ↓         4,345 days
2033/34         369       189       80      100         739             497                +242              51.22% ↓         4,708 days
2034/35         404       206       87      111         802             542                +260              50.99% ↓         5,079 days
2035/36         440       232       90      118         879             575                +304              52.73% ↑         5,443 days
2036/37         475       244       94      137         942             636                +306              51.37% ↓         5,806 days
2037/38         510       260      105      145       1,011             675                +336              50.98% ↓         6,170 days
2038/39         546       276      113      157       1,083             742                +341              50.55% ↓         6,534 days
2039/40         582       301      119      162       1,171             774                +397              51.72% ↑         6,898 days
2040/41         617       318      131      168       1,236             810                +426              51.54% ↓         7,270 days
2041/42         652       335      140      177       1,294             854                +440              51.38% ↓         7,633 days
2042/43         688       353      149      186       1,362             898                +464              51.31% ↓         7,997 days
2043/44         724       369      161      194       1,438             957                +481              50.97% ↓         8,361 days
2044/45         760       391      169      200       1,524           1,004                +520              51.45% ↑         8,726 days
2045/46         799       400      178      221       1,589           1,100                +489              50.06% ↓         9,060 days
2046/47         839       408      185      246       1,649           1,189                +460              48.63% ↓         9,438 days
2047/48         877       435      191      251       1,738           1,223                +515              49.60% ↑         9,825 days
2048/49         917       452      198      267       1,790           1,279                +511              49.29% ↓        10,166 days

Trophy Haul

Season     Competition Won
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2021/22    Derde Klasse Zondag C West 2
2022/23    Tweede Klasse Zondag I
2029/30    Eerste Klasse Zondag E
2030/31    Hoofdklasse Zondag B
2035/36    Derde Divisie Zondag
2044/45    Tweede Divisie
2047/48    Tweede Divisie

Trophy Cabinet

League Titles
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2 x Tweede Divisie (2044/45, 2047/48)
1 x Derde Divisie Zondag (2035/36)
1 x Hoofdklasse Zondag B (2030/31)
1 x Eerste Klasse Zondag E (2029/30)
1 x Tweede Klasse Zondag I (2022/23)
1 x Derde Klasse Zondag C West 2 (2021/22)


Cup Competition Victories
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Career Overview

Season     Champions League    Europa League    Europa Conference League             League                             Position     TOTO KNVB Beker                    Achievements
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2021/22           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Derde Klasse Zondag C West 2          1st             N/a                          Promoted as champions.
2022/23           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Klasse Zondag I                1st ↑           N/a =                        Promoted as champions.
2023/24           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                8th ↑           N/a =                        Mid table mediocrity.
2024/25           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                6th ↑           N/a =                        Comfortable top half finish.
2025/26           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                2nd ↑           N/a =                        Runners up.
2026/27           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                5th ↓           N/a =                        Mid table mediocrity.
2027/28           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                6th ↓           N/a =                        Mid table mediocrity.
2028/29           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                2nd ↑           N/a =                        Missed out on promotion by one point.
2029/30           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                1st ↑           N/a =                        Promoted as champions.
2030/31           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Hoofdklasse Zondag B                  1st ↑           N/a =                        Promoted as champions.
2031/32           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Derde Divisie Zondag                  9th ↑     First round ↑                      Mid table safety.
2032/33           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Derde Divisie Zondag                 11th ↓     Second preliminary round ↓         Mid table safety.
2033/34           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Derde Divisie Zondag                  4th ↑     First round ↑                      Top four finish.
2034/35           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Derde Divisie Zondag                  6th ↓     Second preliminary round ↓         Top six finish.
2035/36           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Derde Divisie Zondag                  1st ↑     First round ↑                      Promoted as champions.
2036/37           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                       10th ↑     Second preliminary round ↓         Mid table safety.
2037/38           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        5th ↑     Second preliminary round =         Excellent top five finish.
2038/39           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        8th ↓     First round ↑                      Underperforming season.
2039/40           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        2nd ↑     Second round ↑                     Runners up.
2040/41           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        3rd ↓     Second preliminary round ↓         Lost top spot on the final day of the season.
2041/42           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        4th ↓     First round ↑                      A solid, if unspectacular, season.
2042/43           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        5th ↓     First round =                      A satisfying season after eighteen player sales.
2043/44           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        7th ↓     First round =                      A mediocre season.
2044/45           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        1st ↑     First round =                      Promoted as champions.
2045/46           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Keuken Kampioen Divisie              17th ↑     First round =                      Avoided relegation.
2046/47           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Keuken Kampioen Divisie              20th ↓     Second round ↑                     Relegated.
2047/48           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        1st ↑     Third round ↑                      Promoted as champions.
2048/49           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Keuken Kampioen Divisie              10th ↑     Second round ↓                     Top half finish.

Record Number of Appearances (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                    Cumulative Number of Appearances
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2021/22    Arno ter Haar YP22B2                      4
2022/23    Tim de Jong YP22E5                       29
2023/24    Arno ter Haar YP22B2                     53
2024/25    Arno ter Haar YP22B2                     78
2025/26    Arno ter Haar YP22B2                     95
2026/27    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              109
2027/28    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              135
2028/29    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              161
2029/30    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              187
2030/31    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              215
2031/32    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              248
2032/33    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              283
2033/34    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              319
2034/35    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              354
2035/36    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              390
2036/37    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              425
2037/38    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              459
2038/39    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              485
2039/40    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              518
2040/41    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              548
2041/42    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              548
2042/43    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              548
2043/44    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              548
2044/45    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              548
2045/46    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              548
2046/47    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              548
2047/48    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              548
2048/49    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              548

Record Goal Scorer (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                          Cumulative Number of Goals
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2021/22    Jean Bosco Nzeyimana YP22H8                  1
2022/23    Tim de Jong YP22E5                          32
2023/24    Tim de Jong YP22E5                          32
2024/25    Tim de Jong YP22E5                          32
2025/26    Kyren Arends YP24I41                        55
2026/27    Kyren Arends YP24I41                        81
2027/28    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       100
2028/29    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       115
2029/30    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       129
2030/31    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       143
2031/32    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       163
2032/33    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       168
2033/34    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       168
2034/35    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2035/36    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2036/37    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2037/38    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2038/39    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2039/40    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2040/41    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2041/42    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2042/43    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2043/44    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2044/45    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2045/46    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2046/47    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2047/48    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2048/49    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169

Record Number of Assists (Players From The Academy Only)

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2021/22    Mazen Al-Khatib YP22N14                     1
           Koen Wolters YP22K11                        1
           Tim de Jong YP22E5                          1
           Jean Bosco Nzeyimana YP22H8                 1
2022/23    Koen Wolters YP22K11                       10
2023/24    Koen Wolters YP22K11                       11
2024/25    Mitchell Boeve YP23L28                     13
2025/26    Song Chang-Oh YP23J26                      20
2026/27    Song Chang-Oh YP23J26                      30
2027/28    Song Chang-Oh YP23J26                      31
2028/29    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      33
2029/30    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      43
2030/31    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      58
2031/32    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      70
2032/33    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      72
2033/34    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      74
2034/35    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      77
2035/36    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      77
2036/37    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      77
2037/38    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      77
2038/39    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      77
2039/40    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      77
2040/41    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      77
2041/42    Ashar van Kessel YP32C163                  81
2042/43    Ashar van Kessel YP32C163                  81
2043/44    Ashar van Kessel YP32C163                  82
2044/45    Ashar van Kessel YP32C163                  88
2045/46    Ashar van Kessel YP32C163                  88
2046/47    Ashar van Kessel YP32C163                  88
2047/48    Ashar van Kessel YP32C163                  88
2048/49    Ashar van Kessel YP32C163                  88

Record Number of Clean Sheets (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                    Cumulative Number of Clean Sheets
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2021/22    No one                                     0
2022/23    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                 1
2023/24    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                 6
2024/25    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                15
2025/26    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                25
2026/27    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                30
2027/28    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                35
2028/29    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                42
2029/30    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                50
2030/31    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                58
2031/32    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                63
2032/33    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                70
2033/34    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                84
2034/35    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                96
2035/36    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               110
2036/37    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               118
2037/38    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               129
2038/39    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               134
2039/40    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               148
2040/41    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               160
2041/42    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               160
2042/43    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               160
2043/44    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               160
2044/45    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               160
2045/46    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               160
2046/47    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               160
2047/48    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               160
2048/49    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               160

 

 

 

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2027/2028 review

Manager profile | Squad pt. 1 / pt. 2 | U19 squad | Matches pt. 1 / pt. 2 / pt. 3 | Youth intake | Table

There is not much new under the sun; we are still working on the structural changes that are about to take place. Only two players are left in the ideal starting lineup who does not come from the academy. Therefore, our squad is very young and inexperienced, but more talented than the one I took over back in 2024. We are moving in the right direction both in terms of the squad and staff.

Intake continues to impress - on paper. The actual talents are often only a handful every year. Linkers 25A, Pannekoek 26A and Mulder 26A seem to be our biggest talents, and then I have a good eye for Haar 27A, Ploeg 27A and Benali 25B, who, however, must have some time yet before they (maybe) will perform.

Off the field, there is nice progress with the facilities. I was offered the job at Groningen (# 14 in the Eredivisie) and slowly get the licenses in place. I dare not predict when the big progress will take hold, but within 2-3 seasons we should like to move up to the top of the row.

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4 hours ago, Swindon69 said:

This may be a daft question - how do you take players off the transfer list when you've just taken over a club?

right click on player. go to transfer, then transfer status. click on 'no status set'.

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Vikeologist's 22nd Folkestone Intake Report (and 18th Intake Review)

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Although my intakes over the last decade have been quite good in terms of player potential, what I haven’t had for ages is a kid come in with decent current ability, but that has changed this year; to an extent.

Only two 5* players, but one of them could challenge for a starting place quickly.

I’ve offered contracts to 11 players. Maybe too many.

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Ben Moore 22a – Central midfield is an area of need for me. Our top prospect from last year has started a lot of matches in this position, but Ben is already better than him.

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YP18 Review

Usually I only mention 2 or 3 players, because after 4 years, there’s usually not many more than that still in football at any level, but this turned out to be a hell of an intake.

Sometimes in these reviews, my latest intake seems to bear a lot of similarities to the one from 4 years ago, in regard to how good it was, but I expect that's just a fluke. Something I'll watch out for though.

Adewale Ede 18a – Played 2 seasons for us before being sold for £500k. Can’t remember if that was a minimum release clause, or the board sold him over my head (I think the latter) but losing him hurt, not least because as stated above, central midfield has been a need.

Tom Newell 18b – Yet another fantastic player that I sold. He was a right back and my best player, but my 2nd best player was also a right back, so I accepted £1 million bid for him.

How much better than my other right back is he now? That’s right. A lot!

Liam Cooper 18c – Usually my starting left back, though I do rotate him and another player quite a bit. Could still improve.

Pete Larkin 18d – For ages I need a top central defender, and Pete was the first to come along, (His partner was from the next year’s intake). Contracted for the next 4 years, with a huge release clause, but he is definitely starting to get itchy feet.

Ståle Maribo Holtet 18e – A goalkeeper currently on loan. He’s very good, and I almost recalled him midway through the season to be our backup, (and he would have started a lot of matches because of injury) but he’s doing really well on loan. I’m not sure he’ll ever displace our starter, but I might be able to sell him for a tidy sum at some point.

Berk Çetinkaya 18f – Also on loan, but the manager concerned brought in loads of loanees, and Berk has hardly started, (and I allowed a can’t be recalled clause). For a while he was out #3 striker, but lack of matches both with us and on loan have knackered his development.

Max Alexander 18g – Left winger. Made plenty of sub appearances, but hasn’t developed. However we are very short on left wingers, and he has a Pro personality (with 14 determination), so I will probably keep him around for depth and mentoring for the moment.

Ian Hegarty 18h – 2nd best right back, and not a bad central defender, which is his strongest position.

And there’s loads more players in lower leagues. If we were still in the VNL South, I could pretty much have fielded a team just of YP18s. A lot of depth.

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ACN Siena 1904 - 2035/36 Season Review

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So our third season in  Serie A has finished and we managed to finish in 11th place to comfortably consolidate our place in Serie A for next season. After fully upgrading all of our facilities and accumulating as much money as possible, European football will have to be the next goal for Siena after making sure that we can get consecutive top half finishes in Serie A. Defensively we need to sort out a few different things and tinkering our formation might need to be the thing we need to do in order to keep things fresh and stop ourselves from being figured out consistently.

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During this season I reached 600 games in charge, I hadn't actually realised how many personal awards that I had won over the year, so it was a nice thing to look at and realise that "yes, I am doing well" for my own ego. Still, we've far surpassed 600 games since then, so it's just a matter of time before we can claim to have managed 750 games, which for me in the next milestone for games managed over the years.

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Fedele Landi is going to be the player that will help solve our defensive issues over the years, of that I am certain. I will need to react accordingly to certain games and formations, but I know that we can do better over time.

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In the mean time though, I have given Landi some first team football, meaning that he is the youngest ever player in not just our history, but in Serie A history as well. Here's hoping that he has a long career at A.C.N Siena 1904, as our first talent that makes me thing he will be a wonderkid.

In other news, we will have State of the Art training facilities before the next season begins, with our Youth Facilities being upgraded to Superb by Christmas too. So our facilities are almost fully upgraded. Exciting times ahead. 

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End of Season 2 - we stay up and win the cup to qualify for Europe. Some of the early youngsters are coming on well, but look to be hitting a ceiling. We are almost a million in debt so if we can scrape a few wins in EC2 would be a great help.

 

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JS Hercules Season review 2025: Good progress

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Fixtures prt1 Fixtures prt 2 |League pos. Graph | Transfers | Finances

On the Field

Suomen cup: Fourth year in a row we went out in the second round. This time against HJK, who won the double last year and would do so again this year. So I claimed progress made and moved on.

Veikkausliiga: After struggling last year for every result, I certainly didn't expect the season we had. For a majority of the season we were in the conversation for the top 3 places before sliding off near the end of the season. Finishing in the champions group was great and our position gave us home field advantage in the european playoffs.

We then, off course, blew that game 0-2 agains FC Haka. Still, I'm very proud of this season.

Player Highlights

 

 

Topscorer: Marcus Kuisma YP4B with 9 goals aswell as 5 assists. great form from the 16 year old. He made great strides this season and I expect him to continue to grow next season. The league awarded him with 3th place in the rookie of the year award.

Best player: Samuli Leppälä with an average rating of 7.12. The midfielder did his job in a non-flashy way, week in week out. He has some youngsters behind him itching to take his place. No doubt that influenced his inspired season.

I want to take time to acknowledge Aleksanteri Patronen who set the League record for clean sheets this year. (it could have been more if I hadn't forgotten I'd swapped him out for a game) It looked like he would take best player for a long time but as the season drew to a close and our defense slowly developed some leaks his rating dropped slightly. He also broke the record for total apearances for the club this year.

Off the field

Another season, another mention of our dismal finances. No improvements either to the facilities. In fact, due to recent advances our training facilities are now only rated as 'Adequate'

Youth Intake

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Preview

A fantastic bunch if they all reach their potential. Also YP5A and YP5B are the first to be rated 2.5 stars straight out of the academy. 

I had hired a new HOYD for his proffesional personality. unfortunately it doesn't seem any of it has rubbed off on the players.

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Belfast Celtic - Season 2025/26 Review

Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances

We missed out on the playoff spot again, but we were closer this time. The final match decided it, and we lost away to Loughall and thus lost out on the chance of a promotion. Tough, but still another good season for us. Let's hope the next season will finally see us at least make the playoffs!

In the Irish Cup we beat Kilmore Rec before losing to Annagh United in the 5th round.

In the NIFL Cup we beat Dungannon Swifts before losing to Glentoran in the 3rd round.

In the Steel & Sons Cup we beat Crewe United, Crumlin United, Shankill United, Larne Olympic, and PSNI to reach the final. Here we beat Knockbreda to claim the trophy!

In the Irish Intermediate Cup we beat Williowbank, Tandragee, Lurgan Celtic, Knockbreda, Lisburn Distillery, and Banbridge Town to reach the final. Here we beat PSNI to claim another cup!

In the County Antrim Shield we lost to Larne in the 1st round.

Youth

He keeps on promising... I'd change if any other HoYD's would join me!

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Around the same as usual.

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Anthony Barrett 26a looks like a promising left winger.

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Statistics:

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Just Irish players this season.

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Record Breakers:

Most league goals in a season: Jamie O'Hanlon 23l - 16
Most assists in a season: Mark Wright 24a - 14
Most clean sheets in a season: Callum Hirthe 23p - 14
Worst discipline: Roland Whelan 23g - 17 yellow, 1 red
Most league apps total: Calum Reid - 132
Oldest goalscorer: Gary Warwick - 34 years, 352 days

Trophy cabinet:

Irish Intermediate Cup - 2 (24/25, 25/26)
Steel and Sons Cup - 1 (25/26)

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SC Freamunde

Season 13 - 2033/2034

Transfers - Past Positions - Best XI - Finances

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Season Summary - 9th

Amazing first season back in the 2nd tier for us as we record a top-half finish and a record points total in the division. With 5 at the back we had enough solidity, and also managed to find enough goals to get wins. By the halfway point of the season we felt reasonably safe, and mathemcatically secured safety with 5 games to go, which allowed me to throw in some youngsters thinking of next season, as well as change to a 4-4-2 tactic I'm considering. 

And it was wild: 
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If I can somehow solidify the 4 man defense, the attacking power of this formation could be incredible. The 16 goals we scored in these 3 games made us the highest-scoring team in the division so I'm just salivating thinking what a whole season like this could bring. 

In the cups, we made it to the second phase of the league cup before losing to Premier League Academica, and in the Portuguese Cup made it to the 4th round before losing to Farense.

Off the Field

Youth facilities are in the process of being improved to Superb. Training facilities are already state-of-the-art. Finances still in the black thanks to some former prospects becoming stars, but we are losing a lot of money so wouldn't be surprised if we went red sometime soon. Hoping the facilities have a huge effect on the youngster's development so we can look at potentially getting into the money-rich Premier League. 

Prospects worth Noting 

Gustavo Gomes - YP1k (ST/AML/AMR) - Fans are very harsh, as he got downgraded to Club Icon. Still managed 17 goals and 4 assists mind you, finishing 2nd in the league top-scorer charts. Now 28, I worry what will happen when the club captain's pace begins to fade. 

Nuno Damas - YP8c (MC/MR/AMR/AML/ST) - Mr. Versatility made himself a key player in the middle of the field, before playing out-wide on the right very well when inuries required it. 7 goals and 6 assits are great, even if the numbers are exagerated by 4 goals and 2 assists in the last 3 games. 

Duarte Moura - YP9a (GK) - Another season as a starter that can be considered a success. 9 clean-sheets, 2 assists, and countless saves, it's insane that he will have competition for the starting shirt from the keeper from the 10th intake next season. 

Joaquim Sousa - YP9d (ST/AMR/AMC/MR) - The second choice striker had a very respectable season, with 10 goals and 3 assists despite only 7 of his 24 appearances being starts. If I do go to a 4-4-2 next season, he would be the big beneficiary, and would undoubtedly deservse it.

Gustavo Campos - YP10a (AMR/MR/AML) - Only managed 3 goals and 6 assists this season thanks to numerous injuries that kept him out of 38% of games this season, but when he is fit he is by far our best player. Contract expires in 2 years, hoping I can convince him to sign a new one. 

Youth Intake

Forgot to take a picture again, but did give me 5 5-star potential players and one 4.5 potential player. A bit dissapointed with the CAs as nobody got to 2 stars, will look to see if there are better HOYDs available. 

Here is how they look at the end of the season, with the potential growing to 5 stars for Nuno Gomes - YP13f: 

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Next Season

Avoid the 2nd season sysndrome that killed us last time we were at this level, and try to find solutions up-front for when Gustavo Gomes - YP1k stops scoring.

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I have decided to be pretty brutal with my squad this year I have sold a few and released quite a few  (I hate having a big squad)

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this is my whole squad including my u19s, hopefully I haven't got rid of any decent youngsters :lol:

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Thought this was worth mentioning, World Cup 2034 in our pre-season. Surprising result:

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So proud of my boy, Özkan! Him and Uyanik were deadly up front for Turkey. They beat France, with Bamba as a regular starter. Özkan was extremely important as he scored against Argentina and scored against Germany, also providing an assist. Congratz, well-deserved after beating such a top countries!!!! 

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Tell you one thing I didn't miss when in the top leagues compared to the Conference! The amount of direct free kicks that go in from 25,30,35,40 yards :seagull:

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ACN Siena 1904 - 2037/38 Season Preview

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We're predicted to be in the relegation zone again, which again isn't a surprise given that our squad isn't the best and has a lot of Serie B and Lega Pro quality players. Which is frustrating, but I know that the players can and should be improving. Hopefully with upgrading our facilities to the highest standards should fix that problem in the near future. If not, then we might have an issue.

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A much, much improved year for us as we finally escape battling relegation by a comfortable margin to finish 9th and with a +14 goal difference to go with it! We started off with letting 34 year old winger Anze Pesl move to Austria and releasing three youth products from the class of 22 who weren't good. 22D, 22H, 22K and 22M all left, with K retiring and M struggling to find a club - the rest dropped down to the Third League. We started our season so poorly though, we picked up only three points from a possible fifteen and it left me wondering how our season was going to pan out - the past few years, we've started strong and faded away and normally our strong start is enough to see us past relegation. But after no wins in the opening five, we won five on the bounce and would go unbeaten for eleven games. Naturally, after that, we wouldn't win in six. To say our form was patchy would be a bit of an understatement :D in the cup, we finally beat a team in the same league as us as we eased by Rudar Velenje in the qualifying round, only to meet First League side Mura and be defeated three-zip. Also, our fine form meant I could get my first junior coaching upgrade! I also believe, though I forgot to screenshot, after we doubled our bank balance in a post above, I manage to expand our youth recruitment range as well.

Key Players

Cene Kitek | Luka Ivanusa 23H | Damjan Rozman 23B

Cene Kitek was once again outstanding at the back. When he has good games, we tend not to concede. And quite frankly, I'm astounded no higher clubs have taken interest in him. He does tend to have spells of unhappiness though, and right now he's in a sulk because I haven't (and can't, the quality is shocking) improve the coaching team. And I finally get to include youth players here! Ivanusa had a real breakthrough year up top, I think he's fourth choice in ability behind Kogelnik (first choice winger), Hadzic and Vasilic (I'm phasing the latter two out) but he took his chance at the tail end of last season with four goals and made himself first choice this year. And he rewarded the faith with 16 goals! Really solid numbers from him. Rozman 23B is a really good looking player, and like Kitek, we win if he has a good game usually. But I'm fending off bids for him and Rajbar 23A from the best teams Slovenia has to offer, so not sure how long I'll manage to keep hold of both of them.

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Miran Sirk 26A | Danijel Zinko 26B | Jernej Toplak 26C

If you take this intake at face value and look at current ability and potential ability only, it's excellent. But I changed my HoYD in the off season, and by changed I mean I let my current guy go and could only afford to sign one of twenty available to me. So in he came, and he delivered easily the worst group of personalities I've ever seen. I think I count two okay ones in the intake pile - Realist and Spirited - and even then, I'm not sure they are amazing personalities. In terms of our top three players, Sirk is actually our best goalkeeper right off the bat, so he'll get a season in the U19s before moving up. Zinko is a RB which is a problem area for us as Edi Petek is 31 now and there's no one really there to take over once he goes, so he's a fine addition. With Toplak, AMR is a bit of a weak spot for us so it will be nice to have him step up into the team when he's ready.

Next Season

More of the same for me, debate whether or not I can shift on some of our good youth players, and, as always, a cup run. Also need to search for a new HoYD if we can afford it.

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Start of season 2

 

We won the cup after an easy run in season 2 so managed to get into Europe very early in the game, my db had all players from continental competitions and large, so all of the teams we can face have players. An unlucky 2nd Qual draw gave us Luzern, who finished 2nd in the non playable Swizz league and have several 5mil players to our 100-200k. Further we had the Czech-Slovak cup which I think is between cup winners? 

 

Slovako completely outplayed us and won a deserved 3-0, on to Luzern and away from home we managed to sneak a goal, back at home they lined up in a 3-4-1-2, and we took advantage with a ball sprayed out wide and crossed to the Mihalik to head in. Going through AET. A great start. No chance we get past the next round though...361207642_Screenshot(200).thumb.png.239de24a41ddc419eca12e0dd921d478.png

 

 

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Relegation :(

Season 4 review

In a season marred by injuries, inconsistency and tactical tinkering, our time in the top flight is over at the first attempt.

With pre-season odds of 1000-1, we were up against it and despite being in the relegation zone almost all season, we were never truly outplayed or felt like we didn't belong. We lacked a little luck and a little quality, and if not for a run of 15 games without a win mid-season, we could've stayed up.

Losing our best young player and starting forward didn't help either. Thanks chairman, we didn't even need the money.

Our GK Luis was our best player and actually made it into the team of the year. That about sums up our season!

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Youth intake

After getting four 5 star PA players in 3 years, we got 5 in one intake! Probably down to the fact we lost our 2 best young players bringing our overall quality down but i'm still excited.

A lot of our kids are stepping up now and there are around 12 in and around the first team. This team feels better than the one which we won the league with 2 seasons ago so i'm expecting big things.

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Luan Mancini was touted as most promising and he looks like this:

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Transfers, upgrades and coaching courses

We've upgraded quite a few things in our 4 seasons at the club. I just completed my continental C licence and our facilities have both been upgraded and are now considered good. We also got offered 5 top division jobs in Argentina and Brazil from Lanus, Racing and Gremio among others.

No transfers in obviously.

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A couple of bugs I noticed in Brazil:

1: The players come back from holiday, literally a week before the season starts, so no chance of a pre-season.

2: You don't have to register young players for the state championship, but then if you leave out high regarded youngster they get pissed off even though you can still play them. Annoying.

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You can still bloody play, relax.

 

 

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Farnborough January 1, 2033 Update

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In a reversal from the past couple seasons, we have become good on defense and inconsistent on offense.  We are having a hard time replacing Stephen Lynch 30D.  This season, it has been replacement by committee which is never a good thing.  I've been trying to "ride the hot scorer" but the problem has been finding a hot scorer.  We really need to push to generate offense which in turn could expose at the back.  It's a Catch-22.  I can play truly "track meet" football and hope I outscore the opposition or I can grind for 75 minutes, keep it close and then push for the win in the end.  I've chosen the grind it out approach which is why we have more ties than wins or losses.

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This is the best defense that I've had in years it's too bad that it's coupled with the worst offense I've had in years.

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Defense looks to improve with the youth intake as well.  A couple of good attacking players coming through as well.  Not sure how the American was found, I've got zero American coaches and no scouting in America.  Still need some central midfielder to help us there.

Almanac

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Joe Baitup 23D will likely hit 400 appearances before his time at Farnborough is over.  Mike Johnson 29F has been our "most consistent scorer" from his left wing position this season and has moved into the top 10.  Barring another Stephen Lynch 30D coming through, Jamie Loft 26F could be at the top of the goalscoring chart for a long time.

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Not much movement here other than the debut of right back Cameron Robertson 30G on the appearance chart.

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Same with the senior international charts, nothing new except the debut of attack-minded midfielder Tafadzwa Mutasa 31A who made his debut for Zimbabwe.

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Had three players poached over the summer.  My first ever poached player, Adrian Crowther, returned nothing after his release from Coleraine.

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Disappointments: Norway - they continue to waste the generational talent of Erling Haaland.  

Surprises: Israel - makes the first ever appearance in the Euro knockout rounds

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France limped through the group stage with a third-place finish before roaring to the finals.  You could throw a blanket over the semifinalists: Belgium, France, Germany and Holland.  Israel's dream run continued with an upset over Italy before falling to Holland.

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Having managed to get past Olympiakos, we are in the final qualifying stage, I literally got up and shouted at the end. These lads are playing far above themselves in all these big games, most of them were playing lower league slovak football 3 years ago

 

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