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Merthyr Town - Season 2029/30 Review

Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances

Well, this was an amazing season for us and everything just clicked just right. We got out of the gates really well as we won 7 of first 8 matches, drawing the last to give us a good lead early on. The season went on nicely for us as we got a lot of good wins, and only a few losses. The main competitor for the most of the season was Barnet, but they went into a horrific slump in March where they won 1 of 9 matches. They had just beaten us 1-0 slightly before that, though. Towards the end though, it was Northampton who suddenly came up along side us and gave us a fight up to the final match before we were finally declared winners.

Of course, this meant promotion to League Two, and the club also went professional shortly after the final match of the season so I'm going to have a big job with contracts this summer. We are losing one of our best players though, as Gavin Mann 27c is leaving us for Ireland, of all places. Most likely to get payed more, though he should have waited for our promotion, I think...

In the FA Cup we beat Staines Town, Gloucester City, and Kettering Town before we lost to Sheffield Wednesday in the 3rd round.

In the FA Trophy we beat Weymouth before losing to Solihull Moors in the 4th round.

Youth

Another good preview.

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A pretty good intake with one real star.

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The man with the most German of names, Wolfgang Günther 30a, is a really good player. I might have him become a striker full time since I have too many midfielders, and a lack of great strikers.

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Very multi-national intake this time around as we added Canada, DR Congo, Germany, and Gibraltar.

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Record Breakers:

Most goals in a season: Adam Amos 22i - 45
Most league goals in a season: Adam Amos 22i - 41
Most goals in a match: Chris Bowtell 26g - 5
Most league apps overall: Adam Amos 22i - 319
Most league goals overall: Adam Amos 22i - 172

Trophy cabinet:

Vanarama National - 2029/30
Vanarama National South - 2026/27
FA Trophy - 2028/29

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End of Season Review

Season 2028/29

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Season Summary

Promotion via the playoffs on its own would be a great season.  The fact we won our second F. A. Trophy in three years meant it was a magnificent season.

Season Details

League Table - Whilst we were never in contention for automatic promotion, we were comfortably in the play off places for most of the season.

Play Offs - It may have taken extra time, but we did win the promotion playoffs, after extra time.  We defeated Morecambe in the final, at Wembley.

League Fixtures 1 & 2 - A poor start to the season could have derailed our season, though we settled down and churned out the wins.

F. A. Cup - A decent cup run though one where we went our with a whimper, losing in the third round at home to League Two side Cambridge United.

F. A. Trophy - We won our second F. A. Trophy in three years as we comfortably beat Northampton Town in the final.  Other than a replay with Guiseley, we were rarely troubled throughout the competition.

Pre Season Friendlies - A mixed pre season campaign, where we won five game though lost four.

Squad - We have some phenomenal players though we do lack depth.

Squad Dynamics - As good as you would expect.

Transfers In - None.

Transfers Out - Not many departures this year though we did lose a key player, selling young Spaniard Roberto Santamaría YP26C67 for £5m, plus add ons.

Youth Candidates - A decent enough intake with right back Paul Sweeny YP29B114 looking like a fine prospect.

Finances - Despite spending a lot of money on upgrading our facilities, we continue to have a very healthy bank balance.

Key Players

Andrew Camacho YP23D20 - A full international for Guyana, the centre back had a decent campaign.  He did lose his place towards the end of the season.

Keith Phelan YP24F38 - Another highly prolific season from the Irishman.

Owen Carpenter YP24I41 - On his day he is exceptional, though he is rather inconsistent.

Brian Prescott YP24H40 - The second player in our Irish double act, the striker continues to live in Keith Phelan YP24F38's shadow.

Stephen Francis YP26B66 - The central defender had his best season to date.

Next Season

I think we could challenge for a play off place.

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 = (0.50*) ↑   None =                 4 ↑   4 ↑   1 =   1 =   2 ↑   1 =   4 ↑   4 ↑   4 ↑   6 ↑   1 =   4 ↑   4 ↑   5 ↑   1 =   4 ↑   4 ↑
2022/23    Minimal = (0.75*) ↑   National C ↑           6 ↑   6 ↑   3 ↑   2 ↑   4 ↑   2 ↑   6 ↑   6 ↑   6 ↑   6 =   1 =   5 ↑   5 ↑   6 ↑   5 ↑   7 ↑   7 ↑
2023/24    Nominal ↑ (1.25*) ↑   National B ↑           8 ↑   8 ↑   4 ↑   3 ↑   4 =   3 ↑   8 ↑   8 ↑   8 ↑   6 =   1 =   7 ↑   7 ↑   8 ↑  10 ↑  10 ↑   9 ↑
2024/25    Nominal = (1.50*) ↑   National A ↑           9 ↑  10 ↑   5 ↑   3 =   4 =   3 =  10 ↑   9 ↑   9 ↑   6 =   1 =   8 ↑   8 ↑   9 ↑  13 ↑  10 =  11 ↑
2025/26    Nominal = (1.50*) =   National A =          10 ↑  10 =   5 =   3 =   5 ↑   3 =  10 =   9 =  10 ↑   9 ↑   1 =   8 =   8 =   9 =  13 =  12 ↑  12 ↑
2026/27    Minimal ↑ (1.75*) ↑   National A =          10 =  10 =   5 =   3 =   5 =   3 =  10 =   9 =  10 =   9 =   1 =   8 =   8 =   9 =  13 =  13 ↑  13 ↑
2027/28    Minimal = (2.00*) ↑   Continental C ↑       11 ↑  11 ↑   5 =   4 ↑   5 =   3 =  11 ↑  11 ↑  11 ↑  11 ↑   1 =   9 ↑   9 ↑  10 ↑  19 ↑  14 ↑  14 ↑
2028/29    Minimal = (2.25*) ↑   Continental B ↑       12 ↑  12 ↑   6 ↑   4 =   5 =   3 =  12 ↑  12 ↑  12 ↑  11 =   1 =   9 =  10 ↑  10 =  20 ↑  16 ↑  17 ↑

Club Facilities

3Season     Training Facilities  Youth Facilities  Youth Level  Corporate Facilities  Junior Coaching  Youth Recruitment  Club Reputation
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At Start   Basic                Basic                  4       Adequate              Average          Fairly basic       Local      (1.00*)
2021/22    Basic =              Basic =                4 =     Adequate =            Good ↑           Adequate ↑         Local    = (1.00*) =
2022/23    Basic =              Below average ↑        4 =     Adequate =            Excellent ↑↑     Good ↑↑            Local    = (1.00*) =
2023/24    Basic =              Below average =        4 =     Adequate =            Exceptional ↑    Exceptional ↑↑     Local    = (1.00*) =
2024/25    Basic =              Below average =        4 =     Adequate =            Exceptional =    Exceptional =      Local    = (1.00*) =
2025/26    Basic =              Below average =        4 =     Adequate =            Exceptional =    Exceptional =      Local    = (1.00*) =
2026/27    Basic =              Below average =        4 =     Adequate =            Exceptional =    Exceptional =      Local    = (1.00*) =
2027/28    Basic =              Below average =        4 =     Adequate =            Exceptional =    Exceptional =      Local    = (1.00*) =
2028/29    Adequate ↑↑          Average ↑↑             4 =     Adequate =            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      60        33       12       15         126              84                 +42              55.00%
2022/23      51 ↓      22 ↓     11 ↓     18 ↑        89 ↓            77 ↓               +12 ↓            43.14% ↓
2023/24      51 =      24 ↑     13 ↑     14 ↓        97 ↑            84 ↑               +13 ↑            47.06% ↑
2024/25      52 ↑      25 ↑      9 ↓     20 ↑       105 ↑            89 ↑               +16 ↑            48.08% ↑
2025/26      56 ↑      31 ↑     12 ↑     13 ↓       127 ↑            82 ↓               +45 ↑            55.36% ↑
2026/27      60 ↑      42 ↑     12 =      6 ↓       171 ↑            72 ↓               +99 ↑            70.00% ↑
2027/28      50 ↓      28 ↓      6 ↓     16 ↑       109 ↓            68 ↓               +41 ↓            56.00% ↓
2028/29      60 ↑      37 ↑     11 ↑     12 ↓       135 ↑            71 ↑               +64 ↑            61.67% ↑

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          60        33       12       15         126              84                 +42              55.00%             316 days
2022/23         111        55       23       33         215             161                 +54              49.55% ↓           673 days
2023/24         162        79       36       47         312             245                 +67              48.77% ↓         1,048 days
2024/25         214       104       43       67         417             334                 +83              48.60% ↓         1,408 days
2025/26         270       135       55       80         544             416                +128              50.00% ↑         1,780 days
2026/27         330       177       67       86         715             488                +227              53.64% ↑         2,160 days
2027/28         380       205       73      102         824             556                +268              53.95% ↑         2,508 days
2028/29         440       242       84      114         959             627                +332              55.00% ↑         2,879 days

Trophy Haul

Season     Competition Won
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2026/27    Vanarama National League North
2026/27    F. A. Trophy
2028/29    F. A. Trophy

Trophy Cabinet

League Titles
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1 x Vanarama National League North (2026/27)

Cup Competition Victories
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2 x F. A. Trophy (2026/27, 2028/29)

Career Overview

Season     Champions League    Europa League    Europa Conference League             League                             Position     F.A. Cup                    League Cup        Achievements
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2021/22           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Vanarama National League North        3rd       Third round                     N/a           Lost in semi final of promotion play off.  Quarter final of the F. A. Trophy.
2022/23           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Vanarama National League North       10th ↓     Fourth qualifying round ↓       N/a           Mid table mediocrity.  Third round of the F. A. Trophy.
2023/24           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Vanarama National League North        6th ↑     Fourth qualifying round =       N/a           Lost in first round of promotion play off.  Second round of the F. A. Trophy.
2024/25           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Vanarama National League North        8th ↓     Fourth qualifying round =       N/a           Missed out on promotion play offs on the last day.  Third round of the F. A. Trophy.
2025/26           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Vanarama National League North        5th ↑     Fourth qualifying round =       N/a           Lost in semi final of promotion play off.  Fourth round of the F. A. Trophy.
2026/27           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Vanarama National League North        1st ↑     First round ↑                   N/a           Promoted as champions.  F. A. Trophy winners.
2027/28           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Vanarama National League              3rd ↑     Fourth qualifying round ↓       N/a           Lost in promtion play off final.  Third round of the F. A. Trophy.
2028/29           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Vanarama National League              2nd ↑     Third round ↑                   N/a           Promoted via play offs.  F. A. Trophy winners.

Record Number of Appearances (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                    Cumulative Number of Appearances
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2021/22    Ross Holland YP22A1                       6
2022/23    Scott Jones YP22F6                       40
2023/24    Scott Jones YP22F6                       56
2024/25    Ryan McCormick YP23C19                   89
2025/26    Andrew Camacho YP23D20                  127
2026/27    Andrew Camacho YP23D20                  165
           Brian Prescott YP24H40                  165
2027/28    Brian Prescott YP24H40                  210
2028/29    Brian Prescott YP24H40                  262

Record Goal Scorer (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                    Cumulative Number of Goals
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2021/22    Scott Jones YP22F6                     1
2022/23    Scott Jones YP22F6                    13
2023/24    Scott Jones YP22F6                    14
           Ryan McCormick YP23C19                14
2024/25    Keith Phelan YP24F38                  29
2025/26    Keith Phelan YP24F38                  72
2026/27    Keith Phelan YP24F38                 137
2027/28    Keith Phelan YP24F38                 180
2028/29    Keith Phelan YP24F38                 223

Record Number of Assists (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                    Cumulative Number of Assists
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2021/22    No one                                  0
2022/23    Scott Jones YP22F6                      1
           Tim Barker YP23L28                      1
2023/24    Ryan McCormick YP23C19                  5
2024/25    Ryan McCormick YP23C19                 15
2025/26    Brian Prescott YP24H20                 26
2026/27    Brian Prescott YP24H20                 44
2027/28    Brian Prescott YP24H40                 54
2028/29    Brian Prescott YP24H40                 71

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    Scott Mason YP22G7                         1
2023/24    Scott Mason YP22G7                         5
2024/25    Johnny Connerton YP24J42                  11
2025/26    Johnny Connerton YP24J42                  15
2026/27    Zak Foster YP23I25                        35
2027/28    Zak Foster YP23I25                        49
2028/29    Zak Foster YP23I25                        66

 

 

 

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This is a youth only save so it is not relevant, but imagine if this was a normal game.  A League Two club with this budget:

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2 minutes ago, DazRTaylor said:

This is a youth only save so it is not relevant, but imagine if this was a normal game.  A League Two club with this budget:

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You make the other League Two clubs cry in envy.

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Couple of questions  in the team you take over had players already on loan can you use them? Also any players they already have are you allowed to renew their contracts?

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1 hour ago, Safe Hands said:

Couple of questions  in the team you take over had players already on loan can you use them? Also any players they already have are you allowed to renew their contracts?

Loans have to be terminated asap. If you are unable to, then stick them in the reserves and let them rot until they are recalled or the loan is up.

You can not extend loans, or anything regarding loans IN to your club, loaning OUT is fine. The players with contracts with your club can be renewed and retained as long as you wish.

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26 minutes ago, XaW said:

Loans have to be terminated asap. If you are unable to, then stick them in the reserves and let them rot until they are recalled or the loan is up.

You can not extend loans, or anything regarding loans IN to your club, loaning OUT is fine. The players with contracts with your club can be renewed and retained as long as you wish.

Cheers,  going to give this a go tonight, cant get into a save at moment. Just having a look around where I'll manage. 

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Might try out this and see if it catches my fancy. Taking over Nuneaton as out of the available clubs they have the biggest squad. I'm prioritizing this over clubs with superior junior coaching with much smaller squads of around 14-11 or so. Here is the my manager profile:

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Youth INtake 2025

Yes i am continuing for now Messina .. Cant leave them all alone in the Serie B ;)

This intake now is a really nice one! Lots of talent, and personalities are much better ten in the last one. Will try to sign many of those!

 

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Are the teams likely to change in the leagues not specified to change. There a team in Croatia in really want to manage as town my favourite place in world but there not favourites to come up. Loaded another potential league as back up but is it worth saving few days before and keep reloading or will it just be same team?

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2 minutes ago, Safe Hands said:

Are the teams likely to change in the leagues not specified to change. There a team in Croatia in really want to manage as town my favourite place in world but there not favourites to come up. Loaded another potential league as back up but is it worth saving few days before and keep reloading or will it just be same team?

Have a look at the first post. We have gathered a few dates there, but not sure if we have Croatia. If you find out any we don't have, please post here and tag Darren so he can update.

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FC Messina - Season Review 2024/25

 

Well, not many words needed, just the final table needed:

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We were outclassed everywhere on the pitch, and i will not mention any key players, because there were not any ;)

Back down to Serie C, and because of the financial troubles we lost some better players as well due to transfers. Even our only 4,5 star talent Antonio Tutino - at least for some money in exchange towards Atalanta. Some more players, amongst them goalkeeper Marone, wan to leave. 

Next year will be a year of restructuring therefor, and hoping to survive the financial problems as well as the Serie C. It was nice being up there in Serie B, but we dont belong there. Maybe in 5 years again ..

Best XI::

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Competitions:

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Finances:

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Transfers

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Records:

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Analysis:

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Squad:

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Summary:

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I tried re-loading the Croatian league about 40 times but it kept throwing up the same 2 teams who I didn't want. So I decided to go with my back up plan. I was going to do a save with this team at 1 point so might as well go with this. Time to bring back a fallen European giant to dizzy height of beating Barcelona in European Cup. 

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I am selling one of my better talents to Charlton in the upper half of the Championship. Getting quite a lot of money for him, and a 50% sell-on clause as well. I've also negotiated so the transfer is not going into effect before the end of the season. He is a very good defender, but he has talked to me a few times about a transfer already, and I think the board is getting trigger happy for some money, so the sale makes sense. I'd rather have kept him, but in this instance I think a sale makes sense. And hopefully, he will develop more and they will sell him for loads.

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Merthyr Town - Season 2030/31 Review

Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances

We survived our first season here, and that's all that matters. Since we got promoted I thought I'd try to create a more defensive version of my tactic, but I failed spectacularly as we lost the first two matches 1-6 and 0-4. I've never been very good at playing defensively, so I went back to my trusted tactic that I know are a bit poor defensively, but it also scores loads of goals. And it helped out, I mean, not that we stopped conceding, but we started to score. The first game with the tactic was a 4-4 away draw to pick up our first points. So I expected us to concede a lot, and we did! 120 goals shipped was a bit more than I had expected, but we almost scored 100 goals as well, so at least our matches were very entertaining!

On of the biggest issues is goalkeeper. We only have one talent, but he is not actually ready to be 1st choice, but the rest are even worse! So he plays, and does pretty good, but that's also because I have him scoring pens in an attempt at another challenge at the same time, so his rating is a bit much for what he does. But as long as we stay here and get in good intakes, that's enough for now.

In the FA Cup we beat Northampton, Crewe, York, and Bristol City before losing to Everton in the 5th round.

In the EFL Cup we lost to Luton in the 1st round.

In the EFL Trophy we finished 3rd in a group with Tottenham U23s, Bristol Rovers, and Colchester and got knocked out.

Youth

Another good preview.

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The intakes are good, but I'm struggling to get in the good personalities.

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Ciaran Savage-Llewellyn 31d is a very promising striker, but his personality lets him down.

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Statistics:

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Mostly local players this time.

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Record Breakers:

Most league apps overall: Adam Amos 22i - 364
Most league goals overall: Adam Amos 22i - 196
Highest transfer fee received: Cian Idzi 29g - £25.24k

Trophy cabinet:

Vanarama National - 2029/30
Vanarama National South - 2026/27
FA Trophy - 2028/29

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The board sold one of my best talents. No clue why they accepted that offer when they ALSO accepted a bid of £1.8m... we effectively lost a million pounds because of the board! :seagull:

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Turning down a £177m bid for your CB.  This is the kind of thing you only experience when playing an academy only save!

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Never seen a fee so high. I wouldn't buy him for that much with 9 for bravery lol 

Everything else is class

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In my Siena save, my academy product Fedele Landi has left West Brom for Manchester City for a fee of £88M. I like to think he's doing well with his career judging by how much money he is making a week.

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I've also just realised that Italy also won the World Cup, meaning that Fedele Landi and Carlo Musu have both won the World Cup as their only trophies in their careers so far. Hope this means that Landi will have more trophies than just the World Cup after his time at Real Madrid.

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Okay, yes Musu has won some youth trophies, but does that really count in the long-term?

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This career milestone is just something else though. From Siena to Man City, to West Brom before his move to Real Madrid. He won the World Cup as a West Brom player.

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Aachen FC Season 11 Youth Intake

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My defense has been improved with some good defensive prospects. Here are a few of the main prospects

Malte Banecki(YP106) - German Central Defender/Full Back

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Benno Kern(YP107) - German Left Back

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Paul Winter(YP108) - German Left Back

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Phillip Mansfield(YP109) - German Central Defender

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Antonio Luis(YP110) - Spanish Right Winger

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So... this might have happened. Think we're getting promoted quicker than expected, not sure why.

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Stop it! This is the most intrusive chairman I've ever had, I think!

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Vikeologist's 29th Folkestone Intake Report and 25th Intake Review 

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Holy crap. I have a son in this intake.

Barry Ramsay 29k. A real one, not like my ‘nephew’ who appeared in my very first intake.

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He is not good, but obviously I’m going to keep him. I’ve had a real son before in a previous save. He was a striker, and ended up in Scotland’s World Cup squad that went all the way to the World Cup final, but still my son never made a single international appearance. Not even in a friendly.

Anyway, that’s a good point. My son is English. WTF! Hold on. My manager is English! WTFCMFF! Why did I make him English?

Anyway, it doesn’t matter. It’s not like ‘Barry’ was going to make it to the Scotland squad anyway. He’ll have a hard enough job on his hands getting in the pitch for my U19s. He’s kicking his career of as my 18th best central midfielder. (I only have about 40 players in total).

Last year I celebrated my top prospect being a striker because I needed one. I’m not sure he’s actually that great, so maybe it’s good news that 2 of my top 3 prospects this year (including the top one by a mile) are also strikers (or rather they’re attacking right wingers who will be utilised as strikers). However, my needs for good new players are now many, widespread and urgent. I have quite a few not very good players that I keep giving new contracts to because there’s nobody better come through.

I could do with Gareth Moss 29e turning out to be good. My central defence Corp are not great.

Adam 'Mouse' Jennings 29f has a nickname because I already have a winger with that name, and it wouldn’t be helpful getting them mixed up. It doesn’t seem they’re related.

Anyway, the top, and realistically only, prospect.

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Dominic Riley 29a – I have one good striker and then Dominic is one of 6 behind him with 2 stars current ability. I will throw him straight in, because only my top striker has scored many at all this season, and I have nothing to play for, but looking at his attributes I don’t think he’s anywhere near challenging the others for a starting or bench spot. I guess we’ll see what happens though.

 

YP25 Review

At the time I thought this was probably my worst intake ever. Let’s see how they panned out.

Jonathan Strudwick 25a – Central midfielder. He was slipping so far down the depth chart at one point I started repurposing him as a striker who started every match on the bench, but he failed to score, so I’ve switched him back to midfield. He’s made nearly 50 appearances so far in his career, but he shows no real signs of being worthwhile anywhere on the pitch. It’s not like my central midfield starters are great either.

Christian Henriksen 25b – Maybe just about my backup right winger, but miles behind my starter.

Chris McPeake 25c – Might soon become my backup goalie because he’s more promising than my current 27 year old backup who I can maybe sell. My starting goalie was (and probably still secretly is) a mercenary to whom I’m paying a fortune. McPeake could very easily become my starter if somebody makes a bid for my starter.

Liam Carter 25d – Last season it seemed like Liam would be a surprise star striker notching 39 goals. This season he has 7 and hasn’t actually got better. (I mean, obviously he somehow seems to have got worse). I’ll be starting my newer arrivals for the rest of the season, but obviously he’s probably favourite to be the starter for next season.

William Hall 25e- Either a left back or central midfielder, but I’m well stocked on the former, so he’s become my 3rd string central midfielder. He’s better than 25a above, but not great. He probably would have been better as a left back, but he wouldn’t have played as much.

So, the verdict on this intake revolves around Liam Carter. He seemed mediocre 4 years ago, a wonderkid a year ago, and now back to mediocre. Will the real Liam Carter please stand up?

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Season 2021/22

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Our preview was decent enough and I was looking forward to a good defensive midfielder, a key position in my system:

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The intake was ok, though I did get my promised defensive midfielder:

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Congrats on the son!  Too bad he is not that great, but at least you got one!

I had one in FM19, but not seen one since then, but I'll keep hope.

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Welcome to Uruguay!

After my first try in Jena, Germany I moved to Uruguay. In my last post I said, that I wouldn't start in a top country again. So on my list were countries like Bulgaria, Hungary or Romania. But none of them has the little thing I was searching for. Then South America came to my mind. The league systems in basically every country except Chile are so confusing that I was hooked the first second. So why Uruguay? To sum it up, I fell in love with their football in the early 2010s in the international cups. So I read about the nation and especially their football leagues, and I found out that nearly every club is based in the capital Montevideo, which leads to many rivalries between the clubs. 

Manager

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Club

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Intake

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Season Preview

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18 minutes ago, Proffa said:

Never had a son either. Do you just have to play for a long time for that to happen? 

Basically your manager has to be at least 30. 

Then you have a 1:10,000 shot of a son, but that's per player, so if you have an average of 20 players a year, you should get one every 500 seasons on average.

As of this year, there is no way one can reload to get a son. Well, I mean you could save the game, advance 3 or 4  years and then repeat 500 or so times until one appears).

(Given that as a challenge though, we average well over 500 seasons per year, we should have multiple sons appear.

God, can you imagine of someone had a son poached? I mean, if somebody has a relatively common name, they'll have someone poached with that name, and then be fuming all the way until he actually appears and probably isn't a son.

I was wondering if there would be some kind of wording in the preview, but my preview was dull as dishwater.

I didn't even look for a son. It was only when I realised that I had another Jennings I looked down the list far enough to spot my son.

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End of Season Review

Season 2021/22

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Season Summary

We over performed throughout the season and secured an unexpected promotion with three league games remaining.

Season Details

League Table - We were comfortably the second best side in the division.

League Fixtures 1 & 2 - Despite losing too many times at home, we churned out the wins, securing promotion to the second tier.

Pre Season Friendlies - A good pre season where we lost just the one match.

Squad - I hope we are strong enough to survive in the higher division.

Squad Dynamics - Excellent as you would expect from a promotion campaign.

Transfers In - None.

Transfers Out - I allowed four players who I don't feel will ever be good enough to leave.

Youth Candidates - A decent enough intake with defensive midfielder Josef Fritsch YP22A1 looking like the best prospect.

Finances - With the level of prize money on offer in the second tier, I am not worried by the fact we are only just in the black.

Key Players

Okan Erdoğan - The Turk has been a rock at the heart of the defence.

Niklas Heidemann - German left back who has had a solid season.

Jannik Borgmann - The central defensive partner of Okan Erdoğan has formed an excellent partnership with him.

Joshua Holtby - Playing in defensive midfield, he has been our anchorman and has done a great job.

Deniz-Fabian Bindemann - Still a teeneger, the young forward has made himself an automatic selection.

Next Season

I would be happy with survival.

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 = (1.50*) ↑  National B ↑↑        6 ↑   6 ↑   3 ↑   1 =   1 =   1 =   7 ↑   6 ↑   6 ↑   4 =   1 =   5 ↑   5 ↑   6 ↑   7 ↑   6 ↑   7 ↑

Club Facilities

Season     Training Facilities  Youth Facilities  Corporate Facilities  Junior Coaching  Youth Recruitment  Club Reputation
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At Start   Average              Average           Adequate              Average          Fairly basic       National   (2.50*)
2021/22    Average =            Average =         Adequate =            Good ↑↑          Average ↑↑         National = (2.50*) =

Season Record

Season     Played     Won     Drawn     Lost     Goals For     Goals Against     Goal Difference     Win Percentage
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2021/22      38        23        7        8          69              34                 +35              60.51%

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          38        23        7        8          69              34                 +35              60.51%             328 days

Trophy Haul

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Trophy Cabinet

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Career Overview

Season     Champions League            Europa League            Europa Conference League             League                             Position     DFB-Pokal                    Achievements
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2021/22           N/a                       N/a                            N/a                       3. Liga                               2nd          N/a                       Promoted as runners up.

Record Number of Appearances (Players From The Academy Only)

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2021/22    No one                                         0

Record Goal Scorer (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                    Cumulative Number of Goals
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2021/22    No one                                 0

Record Number of Assists (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                    Cumulative Number of Assists
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2021/22    No one                                  0

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

 

 

 

 

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First Season in Uruguay!

It was a decent first season, our goal was to fight bravely against relegation. We exceeded that by finishing 7th in a league consisting of 12 teams. 3 of which aren't located in Montevideo. Most important for this success were the perfomances of the two Vignone brothers. Lucas and Facundo scored for fun in the frist few games. Facundo, the older one, had few worse games in the end of the season, but thanks to his younger brother who made up for him, we didn't got into any relegation trouble. Lucas even became the Top Scorer in Segunda Division, scoring 20 Goals over the course of it. I'm quite happy to not finish in the Top6 because the team was their physical limit and more matches in the playoffs would only result in injuries. Next season 3 players won't be there anymore because of retirements. But the youth intake in january will provide new players to compensate for them. Our key Youth Prospect Rubén Dias (see below) is wanted by both top clubs Penarol and Nacional, so it's going to be hard to hold him another season. The board is also in planning phase for a new stadium because the current one is not getting younger and maintenance costs are high. Additionaly, in the past season we had to share the ground with 2 other clubs, so a new stadium would also lead to better pith througout a season. Let's see if we can achieve a playoff spot next year. 

League Table

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Key Performer

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Best Youth Players

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Aachen FC Season 11 Review

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This season was the same as last season with us staying in the league on the last day of the season.

I am a bit disappointed as I had high hopes for this season with me wanting to get a mid table table finish.

The lack of goals didn't help with our top scorer Samuel Adekoya only getting 9 goals this season.

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Transfers

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I am taking a break from the save to do some short term fun saves as this challenge is becoming a bit of a slog but I will be back and hoping to complete this before FM2022 comes out.

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Just had my first player capped for his country! Oliver Windsor 30d got his first cap for Gibraltar! It was a 0-1 loss to Montenegro and he played the full 90 minutes.

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Mirassol FC - Brazil

Season 7 - 2028

Serie A - Finish 

Season Summary

After barely staying up last season I knew it would be a struggle again, and so it proved. We are still a very young team though. We had an early season run of 9 games without a win which sent us second bottom, followed by 3 wins in a row that got us out of relegation spots. And we somehow managed to stay there for the rest of the season, mainly due to the teams below us being awful thatn us being good. In the end we finished 16th, one spot above relegation, with 38 points, which would normally have sene us relegated. We really need to improve next season

Here is the final table, we were pretty lucky really

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Players

Richard 25A - Still our most important player but with a strange season. He has a call up to Brazil U20s this season which co-incided with out poor early season run of form, as he spent 6 weeks away playing some nonsense tournament in France. But he came back and made a difference, got us out of trouble, then went on a run of 10 games without a goal as we got sucked back into trouble. In the end he finished on 26 goals in 46 games but if I'm to move on I need a lot more from my first choice striker.

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Luan23A - No over-reaction to say he's the reason we're playing Serie A football next year. An amazing year from our young keeper - he won Serie A keeper of the year, won the most MotM awards and was the only player in the whole squad to finish over 7 average rating.  He was immense, occassionally winning us matches almost single-handedly with the amount of key saves he made. My new hero!

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Youth

I was looking forward to this one! More youth improvements had give us an exceptional youth recruitment, which is quite high. The preview was encouraging...

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But the final intake was really upsetting. I've had four potential golden generations in a row now and this one was by far the worst. It's hard to get too excited when the only half decent prospect is in a position you already have two great players for one position. I was genuinely really miffed about this intake!

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Can't see any future first-teamers out of this shower to be honest

Youth Where Are They Now?

Welcome to a new, regular feature of the show where I look at a previous youth intake and see just how well those prospects are doing now. Today, it's the turn of 2022. How did they do?

First, the intake:-

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Walter Juanario 22A - He was the pick of the bunch, with 4 star potential.  He made the first team early on as I like playing AMC and he was the only half decent specialist in the squad. He still plays to this day and has now made 155 league games. But he's never finished a season above 6.91 rating and his goals and assissts return are pretty poor for an AMC. His value is only 49k and to be honest, his days are numbered. Soon as I find a half decent alternative he's outta here. Personality change is kinda interesting though

 

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Raphael Vinicus 22B  I liked him because he had a good personality and was natural in a couple of key positions. As such, he's played a lot, 166 games for us now. But he hasn't really improved a huge deal to be honest. He'll still play a lot though as that versatility is a lifesaver at times

 

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Patrick 22C - Amazingly he's played 80 times for us, every single one from the subs bench. Not sure why, because he's never impressed and never made me think he deserves a chance in the first team, which a lot of subs actually do. To put in 80 forgettable perormances from the bench is really kinda impressive in its own way. Now out of contract, will probably leave

Of the rest, only Bruno Jacinto made an appearance in the first team. He was rubbish, barely played. He did make a start though so beats Patrick there. So, in conclusion, not a particularly impressive intake there but as it was our first one I guess that's not too surprising

Finances and Improvements

At least here we are doing amazingly well. We finished the season with 20m in the bank and the board improving our youth facilities. The wage bill is ridiculously low for a Serie A side - our budget is 150k a week and we spend 43k. We just need to see the youth improvements show on the pitch, but that might be a few seasons away yet.

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Merthyr Town - Season 2031/32 Review

Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances

So this was both a good season and a poor one, but for different reasons. On the pitch was great as we finished a lot higher than last season with far more points than last season. We actually conceded less than 100 goals this season with 99, so there's progress there. Off the pitch, the board has been really intrusive this season as they have sold a couple of our best talents, and not for enough money for my taste. On the bright side, the board accepted by request for an improve youth level and started to build better facilities and that should help out a lot going forward.

In the FA Cup we beat Southend and Luton Town before we lost to Cardiff.

In the EFL Cup we lost to West Brom in the 1st round.

In the EFL Trophy we finished last in our group behind QPR, Peterborough, and Bournemouth U23s.

Youth

Another good preview.

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I changed HoYD this summer, but it doesn't seem to have taken effect yet. The new guy is a Perfectionist, so I have high hopes for personalities in the future.

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Math French 32c is a very talented fullback so I put him into the first team from day one.

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Statistics:

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No new countries this season either.

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Record Breakers:

Most league apps overall: Adam Amos 22i - 410
Most league goals overall: Adam Amos 22i - 223
Highest transfer fee received: Wolfgang Günther 30a - £2.58M

Trophy cabinet:

Vanarama National - 2029/30
Vanarama National South - 2026/27
FA Trophy - 2028/29

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FC Messina - Youth intake 2026

 

Much worse than our previous intake. Right now I doubt too many will make it ever into the first team. As usual will only sign those most talented, or with high determination / good personality.

 

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Messina Season review 2025/26

 

It went better then I feared - after a not so good start we startetd to win more often and never were in real danger to drop into the relegation zone. Thats good, because I see this year as the first of several years of rebuilding - many of our heroes who made the promotion into the Serie B possible are sold now - i even had to sell some fine prospects in order to keep the finances somewhat in order. But I feel now that this season has shown that we already have the core of young players available at the club for the years to come - now we need some more very good youth coming up the next seasons in order to try promotion again. The downside are the finances still - i will have to continue to sell good players in order to not spiral towards bankruptcy.

 

 

Key Players:

 

Marco Paris - 6.75

Our new main goal-thread. Just 19 years, i hope for some more improvement.

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Alessandro La Monica 22l - 7.01

Has quickly established himself as our best defender. I hope also here for more improvement.

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Allessandro Arena - 7.11

With us from the beginnning. Entering now his prime I guess, many good crosses (and our penalty taker)

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Competitions:

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Finances:

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Transfers

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Best XI:

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Analysis:

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Summary:

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Squad:

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Vikeologist's 29th Folkestone Intake Report and 25th Intake Review 

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Holy crap. I have a son in this intake.

Barry Ramsay 29k. A real one, not like my ‘nephew’ who appeared in my very first intake.

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He is not good, but obviously I’m going to keep him. I’ve had a real son before in a previous save. He was a striker, and ended up in Scotland’s World Cup squad that went all the way to the World Cup final, but still my son never made a single international appearance. Not even in a friendly.

Anyway, that’s a good point. My son is English. WTF! Hold on. My manager is English! WTFCMFF! Why did I make him English?

Anyway, it doesn’t matter. It’s not like ‘Barry’ was going to make it to the Scotland squad anyway. He’ll have a hard enough job on his hands getting in the pitch for my U19s. He’s kicking his career of as my 18th best central midfielder. (I only have about 40 players in total).

Last year I celebrated my top prospect being a striker because I needed one. I’m not sure he’s actually that great, so maybe it’s good news that 2 of my top 3 prospects this year (including the top one by a mile) are also strikers (or rather they’re attacking right wingers who will be utilised as strikers). However, my needs for good new players are now many, widespread and urgent. I have quite a few not very good players that I keep giving new contracts to because there’s nobody better come through.

I could do with Gareth Moss 29e turning out to be good. My central defence Corp are not great.

Adam 'Mouse' Jennings 29f has a nickname because I already have a winger with that name, and it wouldn’t be helpful getting them mixed up. It doesn’t seem they’re related.

Anyway, the top, and realistically only, prospect.

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Dominic Riley 29a – I have one good striker and then Dominic is one of 6 behind him with 2 stars current ability. I will throw him straight in, because only my top striker has scored many at all this season, and I have nothing to play for, but looking at his attributes I don’t think he’s anywhere near challenging the others for a starting or bench spot. I guess we’ll see what happens though.

 

YP25 Review

At the time I thought this was probably my worst intake ever. Let’s see how they panned out.

Jonathan Strudwick 25a – Central midfielder. He was slipping so far down the depth chart at one point I started repurposing him as a striker who started every match on the bench, but he failed to score, so I’ve switched him back to midfield. He’s made nearly 50 appearances so far in his career, but he shows no real signs of being worthwhile anywhere on the pitch. It’s not like my central midfield starters are great either.

Christian Henriksen 25b – Maybe just about my backup right winger, but miles behind my starter.

Chris McPeake 25c – Might soon become my backup goalie because he’s more promising than my current 27 year old backup who I can maybe sell. My starting goalie was (and probably still secretly is) a mercenary to whom I’m paying a fortune. McPeake could very easily become my starter if somebody makes a bid for my starter.

Liam Carter 25d – Last season it seemed like Liam would be a surprise star striker notching 39 goals. This season he has 7 and hasn’t actually got better. (I mean, obviously he somehow seems to have got worse). I’ll be starting my newer arrivals for the rest of the season, but obviously he’s probably favourite to be the starter for next season.

William Hall 25e- Either a left back or central midfielder, but I’m well stocked on the former, so he’s become my 3rd string central midfielder. He’s better than 25a above, but not great. He probably would have been better as a left back, but he wouldn’t have played as much.

So, the verdict on this intake revolves around Liam Carter. He seemed mediocre 4 years ago, a wonderkid a year ago, and now back to mediocre. Will the real Liam Carter please stand up?

Good luck with your son :)

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Vikeologist's 2049/50 Folkestone Season Report

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Another boring and disappointing season. Again we started off ok, and then our form collapsed. I’ve sacked my long-time Assistant Manager, and promoted a coach with a good personality and man management. Should have done it ages ago. I just hadn’t considered the role for ages because he used to be an asset.

Our youth level is about to go up one and the planning for a stadium expansion completed, We’ve been at full capacity for 2 seasons, but it took ages to finish the planning. Hopefully the expansion will actually get done during the summer and we’ll continue to sell out every match next season as well. At the moment we’re at 14,113.

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Top Goalscorer – Dave Jackson 21b – 36

As discussed in my youth intake report, Liam Carter went from 39 goals to just 7.

Thankfully my best striker, by a long way, came back from an off year. There’s a 4-way battle for the 2nd starting spot now. My newly arrived top prospect, Dominic Riley 29a, scored 4 goals in 5 matches, and bear in mind that I was blooding a very young, and inferior, team for those matches because there was nothing at stake. So, Riley will get first shot at the starting spot. If he maintains that strike rate, Jackson and he will be a formidable partnership, and Riley might have a legitimate shot at a lot of goals over his career. However, he might never score another goal.

Highest Average Rating (minimum 10 matches played) – Dave Jackson 21b – 7.09

Man of The Match – Dave Jackson 21b - 8

 

Most Valuable Player– Dave Jackson 21b

He’s one of my three best players. Strikers always get the glory, but without his goals we’d have been in trouble.

 

Most Appearances (Regens) – Jason ‘Nepotism’ Ramsay 1a – 719

 

Most Goals (Regens) – Michael Morgan 9a 463

The club icon is retiring this summer just shy of his 36th birthday. 661 appearances, including his only one this season starting the last match for sentimental reasons. No sign he’s interested in continuing in football in a different role.

Dave Jackson on 207 goals at the age of just 24. He might break the record.

(New) Barry Ramsay 29k (Son) Update

Obviously this is going to be chronicle of chronic underachievement, but hopefully I can improve him enough for him to have some kind of playing career at a lower level. My coaches reckon he’s currently at Vanarama National level, so he’s not beyond hope.

I started him the last 3 first team matches of the season, 2 of them out of position in central defence, and he was every bit as terrible as expected. I wouldn't expect him to make many more first team appearances in his career, at lest not for us.

Season	Division		Position	Notes							MVP										
21/22	VNL South		18th		Steered clear of relegaton thanks to good start.	Callum Davies
22/23	VNL South		16th		Only 2 places better, but a lot more points.		Henry Newcombe
23/24	VNL South		18th		Big step backwards in points.				David Smith
24/25	VNL South		15th		Consistently mediocre.					David Smith
25/26	VNL South		14th		Just outside playoffs for most of the season.		David Smith
26/27	VNL South		16th		Otherwise known as the year 1AD (After Discipline)	Ellis Andrews 2c
27/28	VNL South		19th		Narrowly avoided relegation places all season		David Smith
28/29	VNL South		15th		Tried different tactics. Didn't find a magic bean.	David Smith
29/30	VNL South		7th		Lost playoff semifinal, but a great improvement.	Ellis Andrews 2c
30/31	VNL South		12th		Second half slump into mid-table disappointment		David Smith
31/32	VNL South		7th		Lost in S/F of playoff					Ellis Andrews 2c
32/33	VNL South		9th		Didn't threaten playoffs				Ellis Drake 10a
33/34	VNL South		2nd		Lost last 2 matches of season and 1st playoff game.	Michael Morgan 9a
34/35	VNL South		4th		Knocked out Playoffs 1st round on penalties		Michael Morgan 9a
35/36	VNL South		6th		Knocked out in Playoff semifinal			Michael Morgan 9a
36/37	VNL South		5th		Knocked out in Playoff semifinal			Giorgos Kragiopoulos 11a
37/38	VNL South		1st		Won the league by a mile. 17th time lucky.		Michael Morgan 9a 
38/39	VNL National		1st		Back to back comfortable promotions			Jack Collett 13a 
39/40	League 2		2nd		Won last 5 matches securing automatic promotion.	Jack Collett 13a 
40/41	League 1		11th		Pushing for promotion most of the season		Jack Collett 13a 
41/42	League 1		5th		Lost in playoffs semifinal				Michael Morgan 9a 
42/43	League 1		8th		Losing streak, winning streak and then injuries		Kevin Spencer 17d
43/44	League 1		7th		One place outside playoffs.				Kevin Spencer 17d
44/45	League 1		12th		Outside playoffs all season. New stadium.		Pete Larkin 18d
45/46	League 1		2nd		Promoted last day of the season. 			Dave Jackson 21b 
46/47	Championship		20th		Plummetted near to relegation zone			Dave Jackson 21b 
47/48	Championship		15th		Terrible start but mid table safety after that.		Steven 'Shamrock' Larkin 21d 
48/49	Championship		14th		Good start but dropped away from playoffs.		Liam Carter 25d 
49/50	Championship		15th		Boring and disappointing season				Dave Jackson 21b 

 

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Atlético CP – Season 2 – 2022/23 Season Review

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We have managed to be promoted from 2nd place in our group, along with Sertanense who finished 3rd in our group. Sport União Sintrense didn't get promoted however. None of the teams that won their group got promoted to the Terceira Liga, which makes it all the more remarkable given that only two teams get promoted to the 3rd division of Portuguese football.

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The board and the only icon of the club Silas were delighted and surprised by our achievement of getting promoted and with this promotion under my belt, will have brought myself a lot of job security for the foreseeable future.

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Then we went one better and managed to beat Sertanense in the final of the league, to actually win the league outright and be promoted as champions of the Campeonato Nacional Prio. It made me realise just how impressive this feat was when I realised that were considered the 36th best team in the division when we pulled this off.

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The board and club icons love me. The fans were delighted by the club's achievement of getting promoted as champions. It's a trophy that the club has never won before, it's a trophy that I've never won before in my time playing Football Manager. It's made me realise just how big of a deal this was to have pulled this off.

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Unfortunately, I saw this message just days after we got promoted and there was the realisation that we had lost a Champions League (and European place) was honestly a little concerning going forward into the future, but this was for the future Atlético CP and Richard Gardens to sort out, not for the current Atlético CP and Richard Gardens to sort out.

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After I got my National B licence and won the league my reputation has skyrocketed. My level of discipline has doubled in ability as well from 5 all the way to 12. Who knew that winning one trophy could make someone's career?

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The club's reputation has gone up to 2.5 stars as well, but we haven't upgraded any facilities since we don't have the funds for it. It'll take a while before we can get going with that unfortunately.

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Berliner FC Dynamo

Unfortunately my BFC Dynamo save is gone...................... I did something very, very, very stupid. I started a save with another team, just to play a different save beside this one. I saw that I had a lot of different save-files, a lot of those holiday-saves that I started monthes ago, just to check if some interesting teams came up. I decided to delete them. But I was a bit too strict with that and also deleted this beautiful save.  So I have to say goodbye to this save... :( :seagull:

I am looking for a new adventure. 

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Oh god. That's a horrible way to end your career, even if I wasn't going to be playing him. He's practically going to be retiring now after this injury.

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8 hours ago, vikeologist said:

Vikeologist's 2049/50 Folkestone Season Report

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Another boring and disappointing season. Again we started off ok, and then our form collapsed. I’ve sacked my long-time Assistant Manager, and promoted a coach with a good personality and man management. Should have done it ages ago. I just hadn’t considered the role for ages because he used to be an asset.

Our youth level is about to go up one and the planning for a stadium expansion completed, We’ve been at full capacity for 2 seasons, but it took ages to finish the planning. Hopefully the expansion will actually get done during the summer and we’ll continue to sell out every match next season as well. At the moment we’re at 14,113.


Season	Division		Position	Notes							MVP										
21/22	VNL South		18th		Steered clear of relegaton thanks to good start.	Callum Davies
22/23	VNL South		16th		Only 2 places better, but a lot more points.		Henry Newcombe
23/24	VNL South		18th		Big step backwards in points.				David Smith
24/25	VNL South		15th		Consistently mediocre.					David Smith
25/26	VNL South		14th		Just outside playoffs for most of the season.		David Smith
26/27	VNL South		16th		Otherwise known as the year 1AD (After Discipline)	Ellis Andrews 2c
27/28	VNL South		19th		Narrowly avoided relegation places all season		David Smith
28/29	VNL South		15th		Tried different tactics. Didn't find a magic bean.	David Smith
29/30	VNL South		7th		Lost playoff semifinal, but a great improvement.	Ellis Andrews 2c
30/31	VNL South		12th		Second half slump into mid-table disappointment		David Smith
31/32	VNL South		7th		Lost in S/F of playoff					Ellis Andrews 2c
32/33	VNL South		9th		Didn't threaten playoffs				Ellis Drake 10a
33/34	VNL South		2nd		Lost last 2 matches of season and 1st playoff game.	Michael Morgan 9a
34/35	VNL South		4th		Knocked out Playoffs 1st round on penalties		Michael Morgan 9a
35/36	VNL South		6th		Knocked out in Playoff semifinal			Michael Morgan 9a
36/37	VNL South		5th		Knocked out in Playoff semifinal			Giorgos Kragiopoulos 11a
37/38	VNL South		1st		Won the league by a mile. 17th time lucky.		Michael Morgan 9a 
38/39	VNL National		1st		Back to back comfortable promotions			Jack Collett 13a 
39/40	League 2		2nd		Won last 5 matches securing automatic promotion.	Jack Collett 13a 
40/41	League 1		11th		Pushing for promotion most of the season		Jack Collett 13a 
41/42	League 1		5th		Lost in playoffs semifinal				Michael Morgan 9a 
42/43	League 1		8th		Losing streak, winning streak and then injuries		Kevin Spencer 17d
43/44	League 1		7th		One place outside playoffs.				Kevin Spencer 17d
44/45	League 1		12th		Outside playoffs all season. New stadium.		Pete Larkin 18d
45/46	League 1		2nd		Promoted last day of the season. 			Dave Jackson 21b 
46/47	Championship		20th		Plummetted near to relegation zone			Dave Jackson 21b 
47/48	Championship		15th		Terrible start but mid table safety after that.		Steven 'Shamrock' Larkin 21d 
48/49	Championship		14th		Good start but dropped away from playoffs.		Liam Carter 25d 
49/50	Championship		15th		Boring and disappointing season				Dave Jackson 21b 

 

Been taking some time to read through some of the epic challenges in here, but this one has been fantastic! The reality of those first 17 seasons to still be in the VNS is inspiring! Championship seems to be heading a similar way to been a long slog to escape!

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7 hours ago, Slipky said:

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Academy challenge, over and out.

Ashton United, champions of Europe, 2035/2036.

Congrats. Added to HoF 

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