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Gainsborough Trinity

6th season. 19th place Vanorama national league - FA cup 2nd round - FA-trophy 3rd round

Season didnt go as hoped - but we never really feel threated about relegation as we always were over the line.

My players dont develop as hoped and during season they get extremely tired - i am considering more permament rotation for next season.

Our keeper is brilliant and in the top-10 of players in the whole league!

FA-cup was not good compared with last season. 2nd round and Barnsley away was not money like last season.

Our youth rating has been approved to level 4 now!

Im not that optimistic for next season - we need reconsider how to improve and get a mid table finish.

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Vikeologist's 10th Folkestone Intake Report (and 6th Intake Review)

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A fantastic top prospect. A pretty good intake all round, but I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the top guy.

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I’ve offered contracts to loads of them. I know I’ll regret it. My squad is too big, but there’s always something sucking me in whether it’s their personality or position. I have so few top notch players, it’s hard to dismiss any of them.

I don’t get why my HoYD can’t produce a good central defender. Wingers I get, because of his preferred formation, but every formation has central defenders.

 

Anyway, Ellis Drake 10a

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A striker. He’s instantly my best striker, if not my best player. I can’t wait to see what he can do. My starting strikers tend to score about 30 goals a season. He's significantly better than them, (in theory). I doubt I’ll be able to keep hold of him for long, but if he doesn’t leave, and assuming we never get promoted which seems likely, he could rack up a few goals for us.

I suppose the danger is that for all the excitement of Drake appearing, it will be even worse when he is inevitably taken from us.

For the moment though, I can’t wait to throw him in the first team and see what he does.

I’m blinded to the rest of them, but Ryan Bower 10d might get a few matches in the first team straight away, simply because I only have 1 moderately good left winger in my first team squad.

 

Ellis Drake should dilute the pain of reviewing my YP6 intake a bit.

Jamie Rushton 6a – One of a horde of goalies waiting in the wings.

Ethan McGrath 6b - Another goalie.

They both have lots of potential, but get hardly any matches.

Billy Price 6c – An attacking midfielder who I’ll be releasing soon. He made 1 sub appearance a couple of years ago.

 

Drake Debut Update - Drake scored a couple on his debut, and thus has earned what I hope will be the first of many appearances on the Records Thread as the youngest goalscorer at 15y 275 days. I'm sure many of you can easily beat that record instantly, but it was close to being a debut hat trick. I had 2 penalties, but Drake only took the second, and in the closing moments he bore down on goal, floated the ball majestically over the goalkeeper. It hit the post bounced back and went in off the backside of the flailing goalie, but unfortunately it counted as an own goal.

 

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Let me introduce my new CB star!

He got the physicals, he got the mentals and decent technicals to do it.

And with 10 heading, he got the most of all my CBs!!

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The reset date for Slovakia is June 29th (if I understand the date correctly - league resets exactly as date goes through from 28th to 29th June)

I'll be joining shortly with a club from that country :)

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1 hour ago, vikeologist said:

Vikeologist's 10th Folkestone Intake Report (and 6th Intake Review)

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A fantastic top prospect. A pretty good intake all round, but I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the top guy.

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I’ve offered contracts to loads of them. I know I’ll regret it. My squad is too big, but there’s always something sucking me in whether it’s their personality or position. I have so few top notch players, it’s hard to dismiss any of them.

I don’t get why my HoYD can’t produce a good central defender. Wingers I get, because of his preferred formation, but every formation has central defenders.

 

Anyway, Ellis Drake 10a

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A striker. He’s instantly my best striker, if not my best player. I can’t wait to see what he can do. My starting strikers tend to score about 30 goals a season. He's significantly better than them, (in theory). I doubt I’ll be able to keep hold of him for long, but if he doesn’t leave, and assuming we never get promoted which seems likely, he could rack up a few goals for us.

I suppose the danger is that for all the excitement of Drake appearing, it will be even worse when he is inevitably taken from us.

For the moment though, I can’t wait to throw him in the first team and see what he does.

I’m blinded to the rest of them, but Ryan Bower 10d might get a few matches in the first team straight away, simply because I only have 1 moderately good left winger in my first team squad.

 

Ellis Drake should dilute the pain of reviewing my YP6 intake a bit.

Jamie Rushton 6a – One of a horde of goalies waiting in the wings.

Ethan McGrath 6b - Another goalie.

They both have lots of potential, but get hardly any matches.

Billy Price 6c – An attacking midfielder who I’ll be releasing soon. He made 1 sub appearance a couple of years ago.

 

Drake Debut Update - Drake scored a couple on his debut, and thus has earned what I hope will be the first of many appearances on the Records Thread as the youngest goalscorer at 15y 275 days. I'm sure many of you can easily beat that record instantly, but it was close to being a debut hat trick. I had 2 penalties, but Drake only took the second, and in the closing moments he bore down on goal, floated the ball majestically over the goalkeeper. It hit the post bounced back and went in off the backside of the flailing goalie, but unfortunately it counted as an own goal.

 

Ellis Drake looks great and what a name!

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Youth Candidates

Season 2030/31

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A cracking intake with a potential superstar.

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Youth Candidates

Season 2030/31

SV Babberich

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A cracking intake with a potential superstar.

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Another great player straight from an intake.

Love it when that happens

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End of Season Review

Season 2030/31

SV Babberich

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League Table - We led the league from day one and were six points ahead at one stage.  We were reeled in by Smitshoek but held on to claim the title and promotion on goal difference.

League Fixtures 1 & 2 - A season of two halves.  We were sensational until December and then we scratched around for wins.

Pre Season Friendlies - Just the two defeats as we prepared for the season quite well.

Mid Season Friendlies - I arranged five games this season to try and turn our form around and to give the players some confidence.

Squad - The depth is getting deeper and overall, we are improving year on year.

Squad Dynamics - For some reason, team cohesion has collapsed to abysmal.  This needs work in pre season.

Transfers In - None.

Transfers Out - None.

Youth Candidates - A terrific intake with Glenn Paau YP31A145 looking like he could be a superstar for us.

Finances - We are losing more money than ever before.  I think we need another takeover to eliminate the debt for now.

Key Players

Olivier van Brakel YP23B18 - The goalkeeper stepped up and performed very well in the new division.

Kyren Arends YP24I41 - A decent enough season for the striker, though I fear he may have found his level.

Ervin Sanches YP24D36 - Another great season from the right winger.

Angelo Richard YP27C83 - Enjoyed his first full season as first choice centre back with relish.  By far our best defender this season.

Tom Zandvliet YP23A17 - Formed a formidable centre half partnership with Richard and he was an automatic selection when available.

Next Season

Survival.  Anything else is a bonus.

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 ↑

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*) =

Season Record

Season     Played     Won     Drawn     Lost     Goals For     Goals Against     Goal Difference
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2021/22      26        15        3        8          43              25                 +18
2022/23      26        18        5        3          76              36                 +40
2023/24      26        11        5       10          35              36                  -1
2024/25      26        12        8        6          55              38                 +17
2025/26      26        13        8        5          54              24                 +30
2026/27      26        14        1       11          56              46                 +10
2027/28      26        13        3       10          50              36                 +14
2028/29      26        16        7        3          62              33                 +29
2029/30      26        18        7        1          71              28                 +43
2030/31      28        15        7        6          51              35                 +16

Overall Career Record

After Season   Played     Won     Drawn     Lost     Goals For     Goals Against     Goal Difference     Time At Club
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2021/22          26        15        3        8          43              25                 +18              327 days
2022/23          52        33        8       11         119              61                 +58              693 days
2023/24          78        44       13       21         154              97                 +57            1,061 days
2024/25         104        56       21       27         209             135                 +74            1,426 days
2025/26         130        69       29       32         263             159                +104            1,789 days
2026/27         156        83       30       43         319             205                +114            2,153 days
2027/28         182        96       33       53         369             241                +128            2,517 days
2028/29         208       112       40       56         431             274                +157            2,881 days
2029/30         234       130       47       57         502             302                +200            3,252 days
2030/31         262       145       54       63         553             337                +216            3,581 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

Trophy Cabinet

League Titles
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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.

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

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

Record Number of Assists (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                        Cumulative Number of Assists
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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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Vikeologist's  2030/31 Season Report 

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I had high hopes for this season, expected to at least reach the playoffs again, and we started well, but declined in the second half of the season finishing 13 points off the playoff spots.

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There were positives though. Reaching the 2nd round of the FA Cup reduced our debt a lot, and the arrival of Ellis Drake should mean either better results or, more likely, a good sell-on clause when he’s inevitably poached.

4 hours ago, Padders said:

Ellis Drake looks great and what a name!

Actually the name is the wrong thing i don;t like about him. Bear in mind I already have Ellis Andrews as a starting striker. Then I have Ellis Clarke, Ellis Maynard-Hussey and Ellis Webb in my Youth team. I also have a Tom Ellis regen in the latest intake, and he has 3.5 star potential and a Fairly Professional personality. but unless he states under oath that his real name is Ellis Tom, he's a goner.

Apologies if Ellis Drake is your real name. I understand that in isolation he does sound a bit like a hard-bitten private investigator working on a the case of the missing run of form.

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Top Goalscorer – David Smith – 32

After missing last season’s award for the first time in this save, Smith reclaimed his crown.

This is almost certainly the last time though. Smith is 31 now, and age and injuries mean that younger players are ready to supplant him.

Actually both Smith and his strike partner Ellis Andrews, could lose their starting places. Andrews scored 28 this season, but the starers from next season will be Ellis Drake, obviously, and Max Bodkin 7a, who is now better than both Smith and Andrews.

Bodkin made 18 of his 32 appearances this season from the subs bench, but still scored 13 goals.

 

 

Highest Average Rating (minimum 10 matches played) – Jack Solly 1e -7.08

My goalie, Newcombe was injured again at the start of the season, so Solly played the first 12 matches.

 

 

Man of The Match – David Smith – 7

Most Valuable Player– David Smith

Let’s just regard this as a lifetime achievement award. I dare say he’ll add to his 355 goals for me, but it will probably be the Drake Dynasty from now on.

Most Appearances (Regens) – Lachlan Cook 1b – 446.

Cook and Ramsay (on 445) are 25 now. 9 whole seasons of service. Maybe more than half way through their careers, so it would be amazing if either of them threaten the 1,000 mark, or even Fastbasher’s 963 from last year. Also, neither of them are actually that great. I have very few good players.

Most Goals (Regens) – Ellis Andrews 2c  - 142

It is probably a bit more. You can’t rely on the overall stat in the game. I’d have to count it up manually. Anyway, Andrews should retain this record for a few years, even if as a sub, but hopefully he will eventually be surpassed by a different Ellis.

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

 

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A.C.N Siena 1904 - 2027/28 Season Preview 

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For the first time since I've been the manager of Siena we've been predicted to finish outside of the relegation playoffs. Admittedly this was due to the loan signings from last season ending on the 30th of June. Before the loans had ended, we were predicted to finish in 16th place, the relegation playoffs. Since we don't sign players, I have no concerns about the potential scenarios of getting stronger outside of our players developing into the players that their potential promises that they will be. Given that we finally reached the playoffs after 6 full seasons at the club is exciting in itself, and gives me a desire to do well.

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Though that being said, I'm in a strange situation where I don't actually know what my best formation is anymore. This sounds very strange to say, I know that much, but the formation we went back to last season was the 4-1-3-2 formation where we focused on building out strength in the centre, but this season I've released a load of players who I felt were not going to be good enough to be part of our team. Mainly some in the centre of the park. I've also got plenty of attacking midfielders that I feel can be really good, and I've also got plenty of wingers on both sides that can be really give if they are given the game-time and the chance to develop. 

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In the defensive midfielder roles, I've only got one really stand out player after our captain left us to join Brazil (I can't tell you who because I only just realised after 6 seasons that I didn't get the correct name patch in for Brazilian teams), but I've also got three younger players who can be really good in the future, but current ability aren't really ready for the squad yet. While with the attacking midfielders, I've got so much talent there, but I'm not really able to give them the chance to play in those roles, the same with the wingers on both sides, since I don't use said positions in my formation.

Given that the older players in attacking midfielders and winger roles are only 21, it shows that I've got a lot of time to develop the squad as a whole, especially when the youngest players are only 15 as of this moment in time. I am quite literally struggling to figure out what formation would be best for my side, and that's not even taking into the consideration of playing with three central attacking midfielders behind the lone striker if I wanted to go down that route as well. There's so many possibilities that I'm struggling to figure out what I want to do with this side and how I want to attack the Lega Pro Girone B this season.

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A.C.N Siena 1904 - 2027/28 Season Preview 

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For the first time since I've been the manager of Siena we've been predicted to finish outside of the relegation playoffs. Admittedly this was due to the loan signings from last season ending on the 30th of June. Before the loans had ended, we were predicted to finish in 16th place, the relegation playoffs. Since we don't sign players, I have no concerns about the potential scenarios of getting stronger outside of our players developing into the players that their potential promises that they will be. Given that we finally reached the playoffs after 6 full seasons at the club is exciting in itself, and gives me a desire to do well.

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Though that being said, I'm in a strange situation where I don't actually know what my best formation is anymore. This sounds very strange to say, I know that much, but the formation we went back to last season was the 4-1-3-2 formation where we focused on building out strength in the centre, but this season I've released a load of players who I felt were not going to be good enough to be part of our team. Mainly some in the centre of the park. I've also got plenty of attacking midfielders that I feel can be really good, and I've also got plenty of wingers on both sides that can be really give if they are given the game-time and the chance to develop. 

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In the defensive midfielder roles, I've only got one really stand out player after our captain left us to join Brazil (I can't tell you who because I only just realised after 6 seasons that I didn't get the correct name patch in for Brazilian teams), but I've also got three younger players who can be really good in the future, but current ability aren't really ready for the squad yet. While with the attacking midfielders, I've got so much talent there, but I'm not really able to give them the chance to play in those roles, the same with the wingers on both sides, since I don't use said positions in my formation.

Given that the older players in attacking midfielders and winger roles are only 21, it shows that I've got a lot of time to develop the squad as a whole, especially when the youngest players are only 15 as of this moment in time. I am quite literally struggling to figure out what formation would be best for my side, and that's not even taking into the consideration of playing with three central attacking midfielders behind the lone striker if I wanted to go down that route as well. There's so many possibilities that I'm struggling to figure out what I want to do with this side and how I want to attack the Lega Pro Girone B this season.

Can you tell me how you get the team report horizontally rather than vertically?  I like it

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1 minute ago, jmonfu said:

Can you tell me how you get the team report horizontally rather than vertically?  I like it

It's in the team report and you choose the "Position Overview" in the drop down menus.

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3 minutes ago, JLAB said:

It's in the team report and you choose the "Position Overview" in the drop down menus.

oh geez, never noticed that LOL.  Thanks JLab!

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First major loss of the save.

The good thing is...its Kobenhavn, so we might see something from the 40% sell on.

He was by far the best keeper, stats wise. But he is so damn small and you can see it ingame.

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Must say its hard. After 14 matches in England 1 point :D I just won't even continue and start over I guess Its impossible to get back to play with over 10 point lose and mentional preparation at -10 xD

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SC Eendracht Aalst - Youth intake - Season 2 (2022/2023)

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I need good players everywhere.. bring them please ! :)

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Again signed them all (16) because i need some squad depth. Happy with overall personalties . Four could feature in the first team next season.

16 with first nationality 'Belgium', three new European countries join the list. None of them were born in Aalst. very special !

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Best of Class 2023

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Bogaerts 23-1 could be my future leftback but he has a bad personality (with high determination)  , Borremans 23-2 has high potential as ball winning midfielder but with low det. , Roels 23-3 has a great personality and could become my future playmaker, De Groote 23-4 is a good DC.

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Our averages increase and 6 players start with an overall rating above '40' . But the best intake player isn't coming from this class.

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End Of Season Review 2027 - Eliteserien (1st tier)

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Media Prediction

Move up one place, we are predicted 14th this time.

 

Transfers: Released + Out/Loan

We lost our first major player in Massini.

The rest are some loans for playing time and deadwood.

 

 

I stop the tracking of the international. Tooooo many players.

 

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League Games: Part 1 + Part 2

 

We finish on an awesome 3rd place.

There is still a big step between us and Rosenburg and Valerenga, but maybe next season we can do something.

 

Super Cup: Game

Lost vs Rosenburg as expected

 

Braathens Cup: Games

Lost in the 4th round vs Brann Bergen.

 

International: Games

Got a bad draw in the Playoffs for the Euro League in Sporting Lisbon.

But we got autoqualified for the Conference League.

We got a nice group and finished 2nd! So we are still playing in Europe next year.

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Everybody on atleast a deal unti 2029.

Only Lasse Kirkerod, which might go in the summer.

I would love to build our team around him.

 

Also Molvadgaard gets better every year.

He scored this season the most goals he ever had in a season.

And with that, he is now the topscorer of Lyn TF.

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Coming to our U19!

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Despite losing 5-8 players, they still rockin.

 

Top 5 Regens:

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Uff...maybe?

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On 27/12/2020 at 20:28, OlivierL said:

great choice ! @Perre8

jep playing them now for 5 seasons @jmonfu i had a chinese tycoon overtaking the club, he invested 32m, so that was a big surprise. Everything can be upgraded faster than usual, so i don't complain. i am in Ligue 2 now and i am competing for promotion.

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12 minutes ago, Perre8 said:

jep playing them now for 5 seasons @jmonfu i had a chinese tycoon overtaking the club, he invested 32m, so that was a big surprise. Everything can be upgraded faster than usual, so i don't complain. i am in Ligue 2 now and i am competing for promotion.

Lucky you!  I finished 6th first season , and second battling relegation so far :(

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So, against my better judgement I've finally decided to pull the trigger and go for a new formation and tactic altogether. Was this the formation and roles I had in mind at the beginning of the season? No, however, the more I think about the positions and the roles, the more it makes sense to me to go ahead and try out some new tricks. The roles in this formation suits my team better, my Head of Youth Development is suited to this formation, he literally uses a 4-2-3-1 for a Control Possession tactical style for goodness sake. It's going to be a risk to change from a narrow formation to suddenly using wingers again, let alone wingers that I know are probably only good enough for the division below. If the pre-season and the cup tournament that I'm already out of has shown anything, it was that I needed to change things up, so here we are, changing things up. I just got to hope that it's not going to bite me later in the season.

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FS Massana - Youth intake 2026

A very promising preview, and I'm still looking for central defenders, or really defenders in general.

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Well, I got in some defenders, and that will really help out in the long run!

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He is supposedly a DM, but I think he can fit in as a central defender for us, since we need that much more than another midfielder.

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Well, we got a lot of players with mixed nationalities, but not much new ones. We did add Algeria to the list though!

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First game in the Ligue 2, this match already shows my concerns I was talking about in my previous update. We need a finisher, especially at this level... Cant wait until November, we need Bokungu from the moment he turns 16!

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Nuneaton Borough Season Review 2030/2031

Competitions

Vanarama National League - 10th position - League table

FA Cup - lost in 4th qualifying round

FA Trophy - lost in 3rd round

 

A very confident second season in the Vanarama National league, which was a pleasant surprise, after my pessimism. After last seasons slog, I made the call to lean into accommodating our most talented players, in terms of potential. This meant adjusting our formation to use the AML/AMR pairing. 

This brought Tash Abraham (28b) and Ryan Woodward (29a) into the starting line up. I'll add more detail of how this went, but in summary, it worked. 

We started well, with a mix of wins and draws. However, the fixture list was against us and we struggled when facing a run of good teams. Our form turned again, when we faced a run of weaker teams. I was expecting the results to dry up again when we faced tougher opposition, however this time round we looked more competitive and ready. We were never realistically in with a play off chance, but to finish 10th, was beyond my highest expectations. 

Maintaining our form was quite likely due to the development of my "difference makers" Abraham and Woodward, they started to look more and more dangerous, cutting in from either flank. I'll add screenshots below, but they have 15 and 16 for acceleration respectively. Our striker Ransome is benefitting from this threat as well. 

Playing squad

This is the 10th year at Nuneaton, and not to criticise the squad, but it wasn't until this season that I felt positive for the future. We now have serious talent in the first 11. 

I should also acknowledge my centre back stalwart, Ethan Stewart, he was 21 when I joined and in the 10 years, has accumulated over 450+ appearances. He's steady at this level, but we couldn't have got here without him

Woodward (29a)

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To see reports he could be League One level is music to my ears. 

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Abraham (28b)

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Youth intake

At the end of last year, I sacked the HOYD, and replaced him with a Model Citizen coach, who has the HOYD as a 2nd job. I won't suggest this good intake is directly because of him, but I'm happy nonetheless. 

Finally a promising centre back (Jupp 31b). He lacks pace, but there is enough talent to think he'll be in the 1st team in a year or two. Great personalities in the top three.

Mensah Shields (31a)

Luke Jupp (31b)

Adam Godden (31c)


Finances, Facilities and Transfers

We got our junior coaching bumped up to 'Good'. Our balance hovers around 150k at all times, so for now things feel steady. One player was allowed to leave on a free transfer, no real drama though. 
 

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FS Massana Season 2025/26 review

Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances

Another clean sweep of Andorra, and another fun season. There is one little thing that irks me much more than it should; I'm having serious problems beating Atlètic Escaldes! It's not that I never beat them, but even this season where we won the league quite comfortably, we still lost to them. How many times was it we lost to them, Pep?

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Ah, thanks, yes, we lost twice to them in the league, and I'm getting more and more annoyed by it. Not that it matter much, but it still irks. Oh well, we still had a great season, and I'm more than happy with the progression.

In the Protecvall Constitució Cup we beat Engordany and Inter Club d'Escaldes to reach the final. Here we beat UE Santa Coloma to claim another trophy.

In the Champions League we actually won something, when we beat Balzan Youth of Malta before narrowly losing to TNS (again) in extra time in the 2nd preliminary round.

Then, in the Europa Conference League we actually beat Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova before finally getting knocked out of Europe by Budućnost Podgorica of Montenegro in the 3rd qualifying round.

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ACS Kids Tâmpa Braşov - Season 2022/23

 

League - After last seasons amazing second place finish we lost 3 first team players who all wanted moves to bigger clubs the money offered was too good for the board to refuse so had no choice but to let them go. Unfortunately 3 other key players were unsettled and also wanted moves which i turned down leading to horrible morale during the whole season and we ended up drawing far too many games meaning we fell short of the Championship playoffs by head to head with U Cluj finishing 8th overall. With our new club vision the board want to concentrate on youth development and in three years time want to have the best youth system in the country. Leading to immediate investment in both junior coaching and youth recruitment. Also with the sales of those key players and a couple new sponsorship deals we were able to upgrade the training and youth facilities. The downside is Top league clubs are literally unsettling all of my new youth players before they have even started a game for the first team. I have offered long contracts but feel I will lose a lot as reputation is still so low that they want to jump ships as soon as a little interest is there. 

Liga II Relegation Group B - We were by far the best of the rest outside the championship playoff groups finishing top of the relegation group.

Cupa Romaniei - Knocked out at the first try against lower league opposition again. One day i will make it past the first hurdle.

Youth Intake - Forgot to get the full screenshot but was a decent intake with Mihai Foca YP24A, Narcis Buda YP24B and Albert Grozav YP24C the pick of the bunch

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Squad - Tactic - League Schedule - Relegation Group B Schedule - Transfers - Finances - Best 11 -  The Accolades 2 - Commercial - Overall Best 11 - New Club Vision

 

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South Shields January 1, 2032 Review

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We currently sit 17th in table which all things considered is a very good place for us.  I made the decision to switch from the 4-4-2 to a possession-based 4-3-3 at the beginning of the season and we struggled with it out of the gate.  We played a bunch of friendlies to become familiar with the formation and even with that, we still struggled against league competition.

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We leaked goals by the truck load at the beginning of the season and we still struggle against top teams as we just can't link the midfield with the attack on a consistent basis.  I'd also like to thank the league offices for scheduling four matches in nine days and games on back-to-back days to close out 2031.

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FULLBACKS AND WIDE MIDFIELDERS!  Be still my heart.  I need those badly.  

South Shields Almanac

I'm putting together a record book of sorts for the save.  Right now, it's just senior and U21 international appearances while at South Shields along with all-time club appearances and goal scored for academy players.  The next step will probably be goals against average for goalkeepers.  

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So far just four players have played in a senior level match while at South Shields and no one have scored a goal.  I wouldn't expect goalkeeper Kevin Irving 28B to score a goal but Samuel David 30A should be the first if he can remain at the club long enough.

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Rory Fogerty 27C is also a contestant for first player to score a goal in a senior level match if he is able to make the jump from the Northern Ireland U21 team to the senior team.

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Kevin Baynes 24B becoming disgruntled with his time at the club really hurt the club financially.  I had to take any deal for him so I didn't lose him for nothing so I did not get a future percentage sale fee in his transfer deal.  He moved to Nottingham Forest for just 210k.  His next deal was a 13 million pound move to Reading followed by a 21 million move to Derby County.  That's a lot of money left on the table.  I won't be making the same mistake with the next player who is becoming upset with the "club standing".....Samuel David 30A.  Won't sign a new contract and his contract expires at the end of the 2032-33 season.

 

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Wuhan Three Towns 2026 Season Review

Manager Attributes - Characteristics

Transfers - Fixtures 1 - Fixtures 2

China Super League - 16th (relegated)

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Well, a really disappointing season.  Going into our third season in the top flight, we had offloaded last year's starting left back as he wanted more money than I could offer and right back because he was unhappy, destroyed the dressing room atmosphere and we got almost a million for him.  With the left back slot filled by last intake's brightest player and the right back slot being split between a couple of players I hoped not too much would change with our fortunes and I was actually thinking the side would be quite settled together and kick on.  Unfortunately the season started horrendously, we only scored 6 goals in our opening 14 games and got one win and two draws in this time, the win coming with a fortunate 1-0 courtesy of a 96th minute direct free kick that the goalkeeper parried in.  The second half of the season went better but still not great, we started it with a 2-1 win against an underperforming Guangzhou and managed to pick up another 3 wins and 3 draws.  This led us to being 5 points from safety with two games to go and with two wins in our previous two games I was hopeful that we could carry on our form, unfortunately we went 4-0 down inside 50 minutes and 8 minutes later two of our players had double footed opposing players and we had to play out the game with 9 men.  So with a game to go relegation was confirmed and we went out the same way we spent most of the season with a defeat, although on the bright side even with wins in these last two games we still would've finished bottom due to other results.  In fact our points tally from last season would also have seen us finish bottom even though it was good enough for 12th place.

Of note in the league was Shanghai Shenhua winning their first title since 2003 by 8 points despite being a newly promoted side.

In the midst of our awful run we lost 3-0 to a team from the league below in the cup.

Squad

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Obviously getting relegated means that there weren't many players that stood out and Yusup-Ali lost out on the league goalkeeper of the year award for the first time since I took charge despite still being our best player based on average rating (which is saying something as we equalled the most goals conceded in a Super League season).  Xu Chen 21b was again our top goalscorer, also getting third place in the league top goalscorer rankings but the rest of the team hardly contributed at all with the joint second top scorer being a centre back with 3 goals.

Coming into the team this season and being first team regulars was Liu Shuai 24a and Zhang Zhibo 25a, neither pulled up any trees but they progressed nicely and are now wanted by Shanghai Shenhua.  The squad is about to lose a few of the senior players due to lack of playing time and being unable to afford wages.  I had managed to sort out the wages to the extent that we were going to below budget when these players left but since being relegated we will go back to being £15k over budget although this could come down more as a few players are wanted and a couple have relegation release clauses.  In the tough contract negotiations with Xu Chen I gave him a £0 release clause if we were relegated, he now wants to move to a bigger club and made me accept to sell him if a bid of £2.4M came in but for some reason nobody is showing any interest, which weirdly has been the case despite all the goals he's been scoring.

Youth Intake

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Another Golden Generation but for the first time they don't look like a particularly good crop of players and I'm disappointed.

Here's a look at some of the youth players currently in the team and the best ones from this year's intake.

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Wang Hongtao 26b - Wang Zhouyi 23e - Zhuang Cong 26f

Finances

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Another season of being insecure financially but at no point have we been below £1M in the bank so I'm not sure why we are considered insecure and the board were also really unhappy that I haven't repaired the club's financial damage.  I'm not sure that is really a manager's job especially when we are currently selling a player every season that keeps the bank balance looking healthy.  We moved into our new stadium that was built to satisfy the requirements of the Super League, that seems a bit of a daft decision now we've been relegated and we only had an average of 4440 which included a 26k attendance for it's opening game.

I'm also annoyed that we definitely had a 10 year stadium sponsorship sorted out that hasn't materialised at all which could've gone a long way to helping me maybe just at least take my first coaching badge.

Next Season

The board expect us to avoid relegation and that is a nice lowly expectation, I'm not sure if the team remember how to not lose most weeks so I'll be aiming just to get comfortably mid-table although this could change depending on how much of the squad is poached.

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Has anyone noticed why Youth Level 4 dont seem to play in any league? Is it supposed to be like that? Only FA cup? Neither my U23 or U18 play in any league

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I fn hate Italian teams, they always sniffin around my players.

I hope "End of the Season" is ok. If not I reload.

Also F the board for accepting almost every bid, despite swimming in money.

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Youth Intake 2028

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After gettin like 6-8 players every intake, which could become good....this time puh...

I signed only the top 4, the rest are useless.

 

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But welcome to an all Norway edition....+ one Lituanian dude.

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Litauen makes his debut.

We got our 2nd players from Finland, Germany and Vietnam.

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8 hours ago, ravenation said:

Has anyone noticed why Youth Level 4 dont seem to play in any league? Is it supposed to be like that? Only FA cup? Neither my U23 or U18 play in any league

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Yeah, that's common. The teams with the highest youth rank is selected first, and then it's down from there. Also teams that were in the league the season before will have advantage before new teams. So you need to either be lucky, or have another random team drop their youth rank. Or further improve yours, of course.

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I hate to say it, but I'm slowly losing interest in my save. It's really annoying because we're doing really well, but there are some issues like not having U19 team in a league which is hampering our development, and constant refusals to create a reserve team for that same purpose. I also want to experiment with a couple of tactics, and I'm too far gone in the save to do that without harming things. 

That being said, I may come back to this eventually, there's some exciting players on there. But I'd like to try elsewhere, somewhere where I can get a monopoly on players in the national team pretty easily and quickly. 

Does anyone have any ideas where that could be? Nations playable out of the box that is.

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On 31/12/2020 at 10:54, JAwtunes said:

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Widzew Lodz (FM20)

Season 2 (2021-22) - Review

On the pitch

Starting 11

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PKO Ekstraklasa – 1st. The polish top division features 16 teams with a regular season of 30 games, before the top and bottom 8 teams split into championship and relegation groups.  We managed to secure a fifth national title for Widzew, the first since 1997.  Our league form was patchy, starting extremely well before crashing in the second half of the season.  However, we did manage to pick up for our last 10 or so games and went into the championship group with a 4 point lead, eventually winning by 8 points.  

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Polish cup – 1st Round. As defending champions I was hoping to be able to put up some sort of fight in the cup.  Clearly fielding a rotated team for our one and only tie in the cup was an error.  We were held to a 1-1 draw by lower league opposition and went out on penalties - the board were not happy.

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UEFA Europa Conference League – 4th qualifying round. Our success in the Polish Cup last year meant we qualified for the Europe Conference League.  We didn't manage to make it to the group stages but we played very well in our tie with Everton, only losing out on away goals.  Our performances against Everton were very encouraging, particularly when considering they fielded near full strength sides, but Everton just managed to create a few more clear-cut and half chances.

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First leg

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Off the pitch

The board allowed me to complete more coaching badges during this season and sanctioned improvements to the training facilities.  Disappointingly though, there has been no option to request increased academy coaching or recruitment spend.  Our attendance was ~17.5k, putting us fourth highest in the league.

During the season we suffered a few fairly significant injuries, the biggest being that suffered by our eventual player of the season (despite missing the final third of the season) M Mozdzen, a 31 CM who plays as our playmaker.  Mozdzen was comfortably our best CM at the start of the season, but a hip injury (which will keep him out for 4-5 months in total) has already resulted in massive drops in attributes across the board.  We have a real shortage of decent CMs and I can only see Mozdzen declining further next season.  We will be praying to the youth intake gods for a CM next season :)

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Player of the season

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We have some positive news regarding our 2021 youth intake (i.e. last season's intake).  One player in particular, M Klepczarek, is showing real promise and is starting to force his way into the first team.  M Klepczarek looks like a very capable CD and has already made 9 league starts at the age of 17.  Our most improved player from the 2021 intake is Jakub Budzinski, a striker who... cant shoot.  I am hoping he may be able to replace Mozdzen in the centre of our midfield in a few seasons, but certainly has a way to go to get anywhere near the level of pre-injury stricken Mozdzen.

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Most improved from 2021 intake

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Summary

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Hey mate, what is the name of this skin and where can I find it? Looking for a nice compatible light skin :D 

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Youth Candidates

Season 2031/32

SV Babberich

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A decent preview resulted in another good intake with a few players going immediately into the first team squad.

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FS Massana - Youth intake 2027

The preview looked decent enough, though I do have enough central midfielders.

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Well, that was a bit...poor. Not much good players here, but I'll keep quite a few in case they develop.

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This young goalkeeper is the pick by the coaches, and he is decent enough, but really... a bit meh...

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Well, at least we got in an Andorran-Italian for the first time, so some expansion of the maps. Quite a few Portuguese players this time though.

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