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Youth Candidates

Season 2036/37

SV Babberich

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Wow.  What an intake this is.  Quite a few will go straight into the first team squad and in Bob Muis YP37A241 we have an absolute diamond.

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Wuhan Three Towns - Season 2027 Review

Manager Attributes - Characteristics

Transfers - Fixtures 1 - Fixtures 2

China League One - 11th

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Before our first season back down in the second tier we had a board takeover and although they didn't put any money into the club they did give us some transfer budget and revise our expectations from avoiding relegation to finishing mid-table.  The media prediction was 15th so I suppose we slightly overachieved, however, it was actually our worst season since I took over as the lowest we have finished at this level was 6th with 56 points.  After three seasons of hardship it was nice to actually win some games, especially as we managed two 5-1 and two 4-1 wins in the first 10 games of the season.  Despite that though we were rather inconsistent and I was hoping for a comfortable top half finish, then the mid season transfer window came and we lost our best player and goalscoring hero Xu Chen 21b

A couple of years ago I had given him a crazy (for us) contract, just in order to keep him, this included a £0 relegation release clause.  For some reason nobody had shown any interest in the free signing of a player who had finished in the top 3 scorers of the super league for the past three seasons.  Unfortunately him getting 15 goals in the first 17 games had teams finally interested and he signed for Beijing Renhe, obviously this is not only annoying that we had lost our best striker but also that we made no money from the deal.  This loss was immediately noticeable and we really struggled to score for the next 10 games, only really picking up in the last few games of the season.  Xu Chen went on to be the league top scorer and got more goals for Renhe as they got promoted in the second half of the season than anyone managed in the full season for us.

Squad

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This year's squad was a bit different to the team that got relegated as we released 3 senior players and sold two of our young stars.  Liu Shuai 24a went for £2.2M rising to £2.5M with a 50% of profit clause and Zhang Zhibo 25a went for £3.5M with a 50% of next sale clause.  Losing our starting AMC with no decent back up meant that I decided to switch to 442 which allowed quite a lot of game time for Zhu Jiarong 22e, who finished as top scorer and Wang Zhiming 24c, who despite playing a lot of games was really unimpressive with 3 goals, one was a penalty and the other two were in a single game.  Yu Hao 23b had his breakout season with 3 goals and 10 assists, the most anyone had got in a season on this save was 6 and Peng Sitong 23e continued his end of last season form, managing to use all of his 6'6" frame to cause havoc at set pieces with 6 goals and 2 assists.

Youth Intake

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As every other season we got a "Golden Generation", however, this was far and away the worst of the lot.  A mix of really poor personalities and base current ability means that only half of them were signed when I've only not signed one player from intakes before this season.  We did get an exciting looking Model Citizen striker though who will most probably be getting game time pretty soon.  This has also been the third intake where the goalkeeper has been the highest rated player yet I'm still playing the keeper that was already at the club when I took over.

We had our first bit of success with the U19 team winning the U19 FA Cup.

Here are some of the better former intake players as well as this year's best.

Wei Mingfei 22d - Guo Qi 22h - Li Jiarong 22c

Yu Bo 27a - Zhao Wenchao 27b - Li Weijie 27c

Finances

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We started the season with selling two players for £5.75M and our sponsorship is up to £625k which boosted our Overall Balance to almost £6.5M, despite that though we are still considered insecure so again no upgrades or coaching badges.  They have for once given me a better budget for the coming season so I've been able to tie up a few contract issues.

Next Season

I'm quite happy to try and plod along in this league until the board deem us to be in something other than a bad financial state which would then give us some sort of springboard to actually progress the save.

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15 minutes ago, DazRTaylor said:

Youth Candidates

Season 2036/37

SV Babberich

SV Babberich - Wikipedia

Wow.  What an intake this is.  Quite a few will go straight into the first team squad and in Bob Muis YP37A241 we have an absolute diamond.

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Love it when you get a player like that

Doesn't happen often, good luck

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1 hour ago, Padders said:

Love it when you get a player like that

Doesn't happen often, good luck

He won't sign a contract.  :(

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End of Season Review

Season 2036/37

SV Babberich

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League Table - A very satisfactory first season in the third tier.

League Fixtures 1 & 2 - A solid first season, though we did lose multiple games on the trot a few times.

TOTO KNVB Beker - We went out at the first time of asking, losing away to fellow third tier side SC Feyenoord after extra time in the second preliminary round.

Pre Season Friendlies - A decent enough pre season, though we did lose three games.

Mid Season Friendlies - Three games, one win, one draw and one loss.

Squad - Ideally, we could do with another midfielder or two, but overall, we are strong enough to maintain our mid table position.

Squad Dynamics - Exceptional, as it always seems to be.

Transfers In - None.

Transfers Out - Just one departure but it was a key player and very hot prospect.  Vivier Gerezgiher YP36A225, who had established himself as first choice left back, declined a deal and left on a free transfer.

Youth Candidates - A wonderful intake, with Bob Muis YP37A241 being not only the best player in the group, but is already the best player at the club.

Finances - We  lost a lot of money this season, due to the cost of maintaining the academy.

Key Players

Olivier van Brakel YP23B18 - Mr Consistent as we had another fine year from the goalkeeper.

Angelo Richard YP27C83 - A good enough season from the centre back, though I fear he has found his level.

Tjeu Voight YP31C147 - The striker had his best season to date, netting 28 goals in 30 appearances.

Ashar van Kessel YP32C163 - It is no coincidence that we lost ten games in twelve when the left winger was out injured.  He is that important to us.

Philipp Bonmann YP32B162 - Playing on the right wing, he has made the position his own.

Next Season

Another mid table season will be the goal.

Personal Coaching Data

Season     Reputation            Qualifications    Att   Def   Fit   GkD   GkH   GkS   Tac   Tec   Men   WWY   Ada   Det   PlK   YoK   LoD   MaM   Mot
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At start   Minimal   (0.25*)     None                1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     4     1     1     1     4     1     1     1
2021/22    Minimal = (0.25*) =   None =              4 ↑   4 ↑   1 =   2 ↑   1 =   1 =   4 ↑   4 ↑   4 ↑   4 =   1 =   4 ↑   4 ↑   5 ↑   1 =   4 ↑   5 ↑
2022/23    Minimal = (0.25*) =   None =              5 ↑   5 ↑   3 ↑   2 =   1 =   1 =   5 ↑   5 ↑   5 ↑   4 =   1 =   5 ↑   5 ↑   5 =   1 =   5 ↑   6 ↑
2023/24    Minimal = (0.75*) ↑   National B ↑↑       8 ↑   8 ↑   5 ↑   2 =   1 =   3 ↑   8 ↑   8 ↑   7 ↑   4 =   1 =   7 ↑   8 ↑   7 ↑   7 ↑   8 ↑   9 ↑
2024/25    Minimal = (0.50*) ↓   National B =        8 =   8 =   5 =   2 =   1 =   3 =   8 =   8 =   7 =   4 =   1 =   7 =   8 =   7 =  10 ↑  10 ↑   9 =
2025/26    Minimal = (0.50*) =   National B =        8 =   8 =   5 =   2 =   1 =   4 ↑   8 =   8 =   7 =   4 =   1 =   7 =   8 =   7 =  10 =  11 ↑  10 ↑
2026/27    Minimal = (0.50*) =   National A ↑        8 =   8 =   5 =   2 =   1 =   4 =   9 ↑   8 =   8 ↑   4 =   1 =   7 =   8 =   7 =  11 ↑  13 ↑  11 ↑
2027/28    Minimal = (0.50*) =   National A =        9 ↑   8 =   5 =   2 =   1 =   4 =   9 =   8 =   8 =   4 =   1 =   7 =   8 =   7 =  11 =  14 ↑  11 =
2028/29    Minimal = (0.50*) =   National A =        9 =   8 =   5 =   2 =   2 ↑   5 ↑   9 =   8 =   8 =   4 =   1 =   7 =   8 =   7 =  11 =  15 ↑  12 ↑
2029/30    Minimal = (0.75*) ↑   Continental C ↑    10 ↑   9 ↑   6 ↑   2 =   2 =   5 =  10 ↑  10 ↑  10 ↑   4 =   1 =   7 =   8 =   8 =  12 ↑  15 =  13 ↑
2030/31    Minimal = (1.00*) ↑   Continental B ↑    10 =  10 ↑   6 =   2 =   2 =   5 =  10 =  10 =  11 ↑   4 =   1 =   8 ↑   9 ↑   8 =  14 ↑  15 =  14 ↑
2031/32    Minimal = (1.25*) ↑   Continental A ↑    12 ↑  11 ↑   6 =   2 =   2 =   5 =  11 ↑  11 ↑  12 ↑   4 =   1 =   8 =   9 =   9 =  17 ↑  16 ↑  17 ↑
2032/33    Minimal = (1.00*) ↓   Continental A =    12 =  11 =   6 =   2 =   2 =   5 =  11 =  11 =  12 =   4 =   1 =   8 =   9 =   9 =  17 =  16 =  19 ↑
2033/34    Minimal = (1.00*) =   Continental A =    12 =  11 =   6 =   2 =   2 =   5 =  12 ↑  11 =  12 =   4 =   1 =   8 =   9 =   9 =  17 =  17 ↑  20 ↑
2034/35    Minimal = (1.00*) =   Continental A =    12 =  11 =   6 =   2 =   2 =   5 =  12 =  11 =  12 =   4 =   1 =   8 =   9 =   9 =  17 =  17 =  18 ↓
2035/36    Minimal = (1.50*) ↑   Continental Pro ↑  12 =  11 =   6 =   2 =   2 =   5 =  13 ↑  12 ↑  13 ↑   4 =   1 =   8 =  10 ↑   9 =  17 =  18 ↑  18 =
2036/37    Minimal = (1.50*) =   Continental Pro =  13 ↑  11 =   6 =   2 =   3 ↑   5 =  13 =  12 =  13 =   4 =   1 =   8 =  10 =   8 ↓  18 ↑  19 ↑  19 ↑

Club Facilities

Season     Training Facilities  Youth Facilities  Corporate Facilities  Junior Coaching  Youth Recruitment  Club Reputation
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At Start   Poor                 Poor              Fairly basic          Basic            Limited            Local   (0.50*)
2021/22    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average ↑↑       Basic ↑            Local = (0.50*) =
2022/23    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic ↑     Local = (0.50*) =
2023/24    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic =     Local = (0.50*) =
2024/25    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic =     Local = (0.50*) =
2025/26    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic =     Local = (0.50*) =
2026/27    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic =     Local = (0.50*) =
2027/28    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic =     Local = (0.50*) =
2028/29    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Average =        Fairly basic =     Local = (0.50*) =
2029/30    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Adequate ↑       Adequate ↑         Local = (0.50*) =
2030/31    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Adequate =       Adequate =         Local = (0.50*) =
2031/32    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Adequate =       Adequate =         Local = (0.50*) =
2032/33    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Adequate =       Adequate =         Local = (0.50*) =
2033/34    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Good ↑           Average ↑          Local = (0.50*) =
2034/35    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Good =           Average =          Local = (0.50*) =
2035/36    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Good =           Average =          Local = (0.50*) =
2036/37    Poor =               Poor =            Fairly basic =        Excellent ↑      Good ↑             Local = (0.50*) =

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
2031/32      36        14       11       11          65              61                  +4
2032/33      35        12        8       16          54              54                   0
2033/34      36        18        8       10          67              45                 +22
2034/35      35        17        7       11          63              45                 +18
2035/36      36        26        3        7          77              33                 +44
2036/37      35        12        4       19          63              61                  +2

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
2031/32         298       159       65       74         618             398                +220            3,981 days
2032/33         333       171       72       90         672             452                +220            4,345 days
2033/34         369       189       80      100         739             497                +242            4,708 days
2034/35         404       206       87      111         802             542                +260            5,079 days
2035/36         440       232       90      118         879             575                +304            5,443 days
2036/37         475       244       94      137         942             636                +306            5,806 days

Trophy Haul

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

Trophy Cabinet

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


Cup Competition Victories
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Career Overview

Season     Champions League    Europa League    Europa Conference League             League                             Position     TOTO KNVB Beker                    Achievements
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2021/22           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Derde Klasse Zondag C West 2          1st             N/a                          Promoted as champions.
2022/23           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Klasse Zondag I                1st ↑           N/a =                        Promoted as champions.
2023/24           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                8th ↑           N/a =                        Mid table mediocrity.
2024/25           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                6th ↑           N/a =                        Comfortable top half finish.
2025/26           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                2nd ↑           N/a =                        Runners up.
2026/27           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                5th ↓           N/a =                        Mid table mediocrity.
2027/28           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                6th ↓           N/a =                        Mid table mediocrity.
2028/29           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                2nd ↑           N/a =                        Missed out on promotion by one point.
2029/30           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Eerste Klasse Zondag E                1st ↑           N/a =                        Promoted as champions.
2030/31           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Hoofdklasse Zondag B                  1st ↑           N/a =                        Promoted as champions.
2031/32           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Derde Divisie Zondag                  9th ↑     First round ↑                      Mid table safety.
2032/33           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Derde Divisie Zondag                 11th ↓     Second preliminary round ↓         Mid table safety.
2033/34           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Derde Divisie Zondag                  4th ↑     First round ↑                      Top four finish.
2034/35           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Derde Divisie Zondag                  6th ↓     Second preliminary round ↓         Top six finish.
2035/36           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Derde Divisie Zondag                  1st ↑     First round ↑                      Promoted as champions.
2036/37           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                       10th ↑     Second preliminary round ↓         Mid table safety.

Record Number of Appearances (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                    Cumulative Number of Appearances
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2021/22    Arno ter Haar YP22B2                      4
2022/23    Tim de Jong YP22E5                       29
2023/24    Arno ter Haar YP22B2                     53
2024/25    Arno ter Haar YP22B2                     78
2025/26    Arno ter Haar YP22B2                     95
2026/27    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              109
2027/28    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              135
2028/29    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              161
2029/30    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              187
2030/31    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              215
2031/32    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              248
2032/33    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              283
2033/34    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              319
2034/35    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              354
2035/36    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              390
2036/37    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18              425

Record Goal Scorer (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                          Cumulative Number of Goals
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2021/22    Jean Bosco Nzeyimana YP22H8                  1
2022/23    Tim de Jong YP22E5                          32
2023/24    Tim de Jong YP22E5                          32
2024/25    Tim de Jong YP22E5                          32
2025/26    Kyren Arends YP24I41                        55
2026/27    Kyren Arends YP24I41                        81
2027/28    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       100
2028/29    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       115
2029/30    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       129
2030/31    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       143
2031/32    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       163
2032/33    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       168
2033/34    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       168
2034/35    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2035/36    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169
2036/37    Kyren Arends YP24I41                       169

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
2031/32    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      70
2032/33    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      72
2033/34    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      74
2034/35    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      77
2035/36    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      77
2036/37    Ervin Sanches YP24D36                      77

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

Season     Player                    Cumulative Number of Clean Sheets
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2021/22    No one                                     0
2022/23    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                 1
2023/24    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                 6
2024/25    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                15
2025/26    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                25
2026/27    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                30
2027/28    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                35
2028/29    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                42
2029/30    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                50
2030/31    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                58
2031/32    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                63
2032/33    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                70
2033/34    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                84
2034/35    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18                96
2035/36    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               110
2036/37    Olivier van Brakel YP23B18               118

 

 

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Padders said:

NIGHTMARE!!!!

And now my chairman has agreed a sale for £2,400.  Yes, that is not a typo.  I do get a 40% sell on though.

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Annnnnddddd sacked, first season in my fist attempt :lol:

Trying to pinpoint what exactly went wrong with Bitonto.. after a promising start everything just fell apart, picked up a few injuries (I already had only two very poor fullbacks and absolutely no natural wingers) confidence was low and just remained that way - no matter what I said to the players it was received badly, no manner of team talk could motivate them... set expectations high they’d get demotivated, take the pressure off they simply wouldn’t bother.

Every team meeting was an utter calamity and did more harm than good!

Same with tactical changes - try and attack and we just weren’t good enough and got spanked on counter, sit back and regroup and it was just wave after wave until we’d ultimately collapse and concede 3-4.

Went from beating Serie B opposition in the cup and winning 2 of opening 3, one of those against the eventual league runners up, to scraping 4 points from the next 22 games :lol:

I have been away from the game for a little while so perhaps jumped in at the deep end a little. 

 

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19 minutes ago, DazRTaylor said:

And now my chairman has agreed a sale for £2,400.  Yes, that is not a typo.  I do get a 40% sell on though.

Oh wow! Where has he gone?

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20 minutes ago, DazRTaylor said:

And now my chairman has agreed a sale for £2,400.  Yes, that is not a typo.  I do get a 40% sell on though.

And probably gets released after two years. -> Pain

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Bekhechi is just like wine, he gets better as he's getting older ;c At the age of 33 Jeremy became one of the star players in the Ligue 2, while he never even played in the Ligue 2 before his thirties.  His personality & determination (19) also make him the ideal leader of our youngsters on & off the pitch. 

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South Shields January 1, 2024 Update

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It's been a successful first half of the season.  We are helping our defense by spending more time on offense which has been a trend with this save.  We push for promotion when our offense is up to the league standard and we hold on for dear life on the defensive side.  Not my ideal way for playing but it's working for us.

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Our struggle is, as always, a lack of depth.  We get a congested run of fixtures and our play becomes disjointed as I have to rotate players in and out of the lineup.  As a result, our form fades.  I need depth in defense as our rotational defenders just aren't up to the standard needed for the Championship.

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We are slowly getting closer to the league average in all of the categories.

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More wingers coming in and another good goalkeeper but sadly not much help on the defensive line.

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Kevin Irving 28B moves to the top of the senior international appearances as he led Canada to the Gold Cup Final before losing to Mexico 2-1 at the LA Coliseum.  Alya Bangoura 31F and Ibrahim Lule 29G have picked up a lot of caps in African World Cup Qualifying.  Randy Howell 31H joined Barbados on their Gold Cup campaign and even scored a goal against Antigua and Barbuda in a friendly leading up to the Gold Cup but couldn't score in a tough group stage against the USA, Panama, and El Salvador.

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Not much change on the U21 list.  Precious John 28A picked up some Ireland U21 caps and moved above Paul MacPherson 28D into 4th place on this list.

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Mike Neiland 23B is rapidly securing his place as a future club legend.  352 appearances and 203 goals scored and he is only 26 years old.  Pedro Silva 27D moves into 2nd place on the academy goals list.  Todd Laws 25C will pass Kris Kamara 23A into 2nd place on the list as Kamara was sold to QPR in the January window.  Trevor Stoneman 27F has a good chance of moving into 3rd place on the goal scored list by the end of the season.

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Teie IF - Youth intake 2026

Looks promising, and central midfield is not the worst position to get in more players.

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Not bad, and there is one clear standout.

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A really talented allrounder in midfield. Thinking about using him as a B2B-midfielder, since he really doesn't have any weak points.

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Mostly local kids, but we got in a random Latvian guy.

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@Padderssorry you lost Patton, but you have a pretty good replacement there!

 

@DazRTaylorHope Herenveen sell Buis on for a few mill! what a nightmare! What is your system for tagging players, i get the number bit, but the letters etc after it, whats your system!?

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49 minutes ago, aldojags said:

@Padderssorry you lost Patton, but you have a pretty good replacement there!

 

@DazRTaylorHope Herenveen sell Buis on for a few mill! what a nightmare! What is your system for tagging players, i get the number bit, but the letters etc after it, whats your system!?

Yes he is looking decent, fingers crossed

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IJsselmeervogels - Wikipedia

Start | S1 (2024/2025) | S2 (2025/2026) | S3 (2025/2026) S4 (2026/2027) S5 (2027/2028) 

Despite multiple efforts this year I had to let my two most talented players go. Goodbye to Arthur Zijm & Ali Zorlu, but a big welcome to a golden generation. For the fifth time in a row we escape from relegation on the last matchday. I'm wondering when we'll ever really compete in this league.

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Position: 19th (Keuken Kampioen Divisie)

Cup: Knocked out in 1st round by VVV Venlo

Player of the year: Stef Brummel (6.87 average rating)

Topscorer: Joey Lieshout (10 goals)

Most assists: Philippe van Arnhem (5 assists)

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Kecskeméti 2025/26 Season Review


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A very dominant season, and we are promoted as champions :D Changed to a strikerless formation during away games, and it worked wonders, only losing 1 and conceding 9 all season. We now have the players to do well in Hungary, but it should be tough going in the top division against established teams like Debrecen and Ferencvaros.

 

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Dan-Marius Constantinescu  -  Dávid Acsádi 3E  -  Lukács Gábor

 

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Constantinescu was once again our best player by far, but our best player on the team (in my opinion) is David Acsadi 3E. He was billed as the top player in our 3rd intake, and he's quickly shown why. He's so good in fact, that he refuses to sign a contract with us because he thinks he's too good (he's right). So unless I can convince him next season, he'll have to go. Our home overall has improved, and our away ability has tanked a bit due to the change in formation/roles, so next season will be a better indicator of how we are trending. But the invasion of youth products is hard to ignore, and we are only going to get stronger.

 

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Ádám Maczkó 5A*  -  Gábor Nagy 5B  -  Milán Tasi 5C*

 

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Another strong intake, with wide players dominating this year. The personalities are better as well, but still pretty terrible overall. The competition for places in the U19s will be fierce!

 

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The jewel of our first intake leaves for a team that will be relegated into the unplayable leagues.

 

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11 hours ago, aldojags said:

 

@DazRTaylorHope Herenveen sell Buis on for a few mill! what a nightmare! What is your system for tagging players, i get the number bit, but the letters etc after it, whats your system!?

I hope so!

YP34B135 would mean the following:

YP - Youth Player.

34 - They came through in 2034.

B - The coaches rate them the second best prospect that season. C is third, D fourth etc.

135 - The 135th total player to come through since the save began.

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21 hours ago, DazRTaylor said:

 

 

 

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this is interesting because in my arsenal save, I got a 15-year-old called will brown who has 20 determination. I was wondering if youth players have just started getting high determination ratings?

 

 

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I have cashed it in.  I know it doesn't seem like a lot, but it wipes out my overdraft and I don't think I am in any position to turn down this kind of money.

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Season Review 2063/64

Absolutely terrible season, relegated with 27 points

Had to win last game to stay up and lost 4-2

Won 6 games all season, just awful

Managed to get Jamie Bateson to sign a new 5 year contract

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On 11/01/2021 at 14:06, XaW said:

Well, in general training the key until around 18 and matches at the players level is key from 18 and up. Do note, at the players level. So sending Championship talent to the Vanarama will not help as much as sending to the Championship.

And yes, it's a trade-off for lesser control over the training, and some players will benefit more from playing youth football than a year at the wrong team.

There is no one clear cut strategy, at least not for me. I've had great talents that I gave too much play time to early and they stagnated from it, and the same for players who got too little.

Now, this thread is a bit special since we ONLY focus on youngsters and not buying anyone. So more often I find I have to play youngsters too soon, but it seems to work out well enough mostly. So I pretty much only loan out players I know 100% won't get any matches for me, and is good enough to actually have some cameos. So I don't loan out too many players, unless they are nagging about game time and I don't think they are good enough, but even then I might just sell them, because I don't want any whiners on my team! :D

So how do you go about mentoring a youngster, say 16 y/o which I'd like to have a better personality if possible, should I put them in the senior squad and let them play in U18 team? That would work but then they are not using U18 coaches which in theory should be better than first team coaches for them... ?

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  Garbarnia Kraków - Profil klubu | Transfermarkt
Garbarnia Kraków - Intake 2024/25
Berry nice intake with some good quality players and personalities ;) Random half Polish half Sweden guy idk how I should count them in statistics :D GK looks promising and Im looking as well for DC with Proffesional character. I'm wondering becouse I've got in this intake a lot of players for my old tactic (im using new one in ekstraklasa). Should i back to it?
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4 hours ago, XaW said:

 

Finally! 5 seasons and finally we are up into the 3rd tier. After being close to the top the last 3 seasons I knew we had a chance, and this time we took it. I've started to notice other teams trying to poach a few of my players and that is in some way encouraging since it means we have started to produce actual talent. And since I can only sign players on non-contracts, I keep having to renew them, but so far I don't think I've lost anyone I really wanted to keep. Going to be exciting to see how we do faced with a tier higher.

Little tip (I know this worked in FM20 so assume it's same in 21) when you renew for this reason select the option of contract start date for end of season - should mean they are unable to be poached for the rest of the current season. 

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17 minutes ago, darren1983 said:

Little tip (I know this worked in FM20 so assume it's same in 21) when you renew for this reason select the option of contract start date for end of season - should mean they are unable to be poached for the rest of the current season. 

Yeah, I've used that already a few times. Luckily, now that we are up in the 3rd tier, I can give part time contracts! Moving up in the world now! :D

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South Shields 2034 Youth Intake

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Posting the intake preview to see how well the HOYD performed.  Lots of wingers and a very good goalkeeper.  Weak spots are the back line, central midfield and forwards.  Here's the intake DNA

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He was spot on with the wingers and goalkeeper as they are three of the top five players in the class.  He missed on the right-back who is the top player in the class AND a professional personality with 20 determination (more on him later) and on the defensive midfielder who is one of the top five players in the class.  On the whole, this is my best class in terms of DNA and mentality.  Technical ratings improved over last year while the physical attributes continued their decline.  The full-back has the chance to be a real star.  Let's take a look.

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Trevor Gambin 34A comes into the club and is already the best right-back at the club.  I messed up the contract negotiations with him the first time, he's only on a youth contract, around so he spent the remainder of the season with the U18 club so none of the big clubs could find him.  Next season, he will be penciled in as our starting right-back.  I look forward to watching him develop before he gets too big for the club and I need to sell him.  But right now, I'm going to ride his defensive skills for all they are worth.

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Robert Connor 34B is a true right-winger which fit the formation that I'm trying to play.  Fast, fit, and cross the ball into the box.  He has lots of room to develop and I have a lot of right wingers in the system so another slow build is likely for Connor with some time in the U18s before getting loaned out for first time experience.

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David Hitchliffe 34C joins a pipeline of goalkeepers at South Shields.  Needs to work on his penalty box presence and reading the play.  His handling and reflexes are already top notch.  Like Conner 34B, Hitchliffe 34C will spend some time with the U18s before getting first team experience out on loan as we already three older goalkeepers who have better skills ahead of him.

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Dario Tosto 34D is a decent striker but not someone who will set the world on fire.  He's not the best at a lot of things like dribbling or finishing.  He doesn't have good balance on the ball and isn't strong.  But he makes for it by giving everything for the team.  Sounding like a broken record, a player who needs time to develop with the U18s.

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Connor Unsworth 34E is a solid stay-at-home defensive midfielder.  He enjoys breaking up the play and is smart and brave player.  However, his big heart is dragged down by being painfully slow.  This lack of speed in the midfield could hold him back longer than I'd like.  Could be a solid depth option for the senior team in a few seasons.

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Garbarnia Kraków - 2024/25

Squad - League - Finances - Transfers

First season in Ekstraklasa. At the start our Chairman decided invest next big money (around 1ml in loan) to upgreat stadium to the rules of the league. This was hard season but we managed to get points with all teams with which we fight for survival and we grab some extra points with others. Wierd thing my team didn't play this season in Polish Cup WTF? Anyway I was so down that I let play some of my young guns in Ekstraklasa so at the end we get around 650k euros for first place in table for playing young players. That money on the end let me give a try with Mr. No and he agreed to put 725k into Youth Facilities which will be upgreated next season. From another wierd thing my Chairman decided to loan stadium in Sosnowiec.... becouse ours Is not legit anymore for Ekstraklasa.... Genius.. Meanwhile Mr. No agreed two times to upgreat both junior coaching and youth recruitment. That was good season here and there with Drągowski 02a get NT u18 call and played vs Slovakia, Adamski 02c (after  season he asked for big contract for himself LOL he earn 55 euros per week now over 1K) steped up when all my forwards were injured and scored some goals with Baise 01d (4 finishing.. right). I've got really good intake and biright future to get them more even If I will be relegated.


 

 

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Teie IF - Youth intake 2027

Another golden generation, and some full backs would be nice.

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Really good that and the right wing back looks tasty!

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I think he is talented, but I wasn't really taken when looking at his stats I'm not amazed. Will most likely play a lot anyway though, since he pretty much is the best right back at the club already.

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Everyone was born locally, but we got the USA ticked off with a dual citizenship.

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Does anyone know of a Brazilian database?  We get three tiers with the game, but would be interested in a fourth or even a fifth tier.  Can't see anything in the editor's forum.

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Season 2021/22 Review Vanarama National League North

 

League - Not the worst season, we were always up there and even hit top spot at the end of Feb with 10 games to go, from there though we only won 4 games as our title push fell away. We just drew too many games in the first half of the season and ironically not enough in the 2nd half. In the end we finished 5th.

Playoffs - playing a Chester side we had beaten twice in the league so of course this is the one we lose. Typical. We just didn't turn up (as happened a few times this season) on the day, had lots of the ball but just seemed unable to break them down. C

FA CupHad a good run here as we beat a side from the league above (Wrexham) and a league two side in Oldham. League One Wycombe were just a bit too strong for us but we did take the lead and were on TV 

FA Trophy - another good run here, the Chesterfield games were a turning point in our season I think, we were 2-0 at HT but then didn't come out of changing room for the 2nd half, we lost the replay 3 days later and lost our exit 3 games  in the league without scoring. We went 4.5 games without a goal after that first half and from there our form was up and down for the rest of the season.

Transfers - none in or out this year

Squad - solid, managed to keeper our keeper for next year or 2 which is helpful. Need Hunter to stop hating me and sign a new deal but looks unlikely so need a right back really

Finances - good. Means I can keep Hunter for this upcoming season and without needing the cash from selling him

Youth Intake - a bit of a let down really. PA wise it looks decent but with my facilities they're unlikely to ever reach their PA so what I needed was CA and there was next to none of that

Lee Calvert 22A - can play across the AM area, not a great personality but will be in a mentoring group in the hope to improve that
Jordan Finlayson 22B - right back, ok looking mentals but needs a lot of work elsewhere
Stevie Moore 22C - left winger, solid starting points with some stuff to work with. Trouble is our best young player is also a left winger so no need to rush this guy
Anthony King 22D - a striker, poor finishing & acceleration means he's not ideal for my current set up but a solid personality, nice passing, dribbling, off the ball and composure could make him a decent DLF for us. I like this guy
Jordan Hughes 22E - poor physicals are a worry but those aside I think he could be a decent rotation option at CM

 

Career Progress

Season		League		Position	Youth Recruitment	Youth Coaching		Notes & Achievements 

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Next Season

Will be aiming for top spots again, however I need to nail down my tactical approach, I'm probably going far to early in trying to become peak pep era Barcelona but that's just the way I like to play so yeah :D 

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28 minutes ago, DazRTaylor said:

Does anyone know of a Brazilian database?  We get three tiers with the game, but would be interested in a fourth or even a fifth tier.  Can't see anything in the editor's forum.

There is one on Steam down to serie E (6th tier), but I have no idea if it's any good. It's from Sangue Blu though, and I have used other databases from them before without issue...

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3 minutes ago, XaW said:

There is one on Steam down to serie E (6th tier), but I have no idea if it's any good. It's from Sangue Blu though, and I have used other databases from them before without issue...

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Thank you, I did see that one though his work is not usually accurate.  I will take a look though.

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1 minute ago, DazRTaylor said:

Thank you, I did see that one though his work is not usually accurate.  I will take a look though.

Yeah, I have no idea if it's accurate or not, but it's pretty much the only one I could find.

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Youth Candidates

Season 2037/38

SV Babberich

SV Babberich - Wikipedia

A decent preview has resulted in another good intake.  I am quite pleased with this as quite a few will be first team ready soon enough.

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1 hour ago, DazRTaylor said:

Does anyone know of a Brazilian database?  We get three tiers with the game, but would be interested in a fourth or even a fifth tier.  Can't see anything in the editor's forum.

There are only 4 national tiers in Brazil with qualification to the 4th tier based on how well teams perform in the State Championships. MRT90 used to do a pretty good database back when I still played full fat FM, but not sure if he is still doing those.

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Just now, corinthiano said:

There are only 4 national tiers in Brazil with qualification to the 4th tier based on how well teams perform in the State Championships. MRT90 used to do a pretty good database back when I still played full fat FM, but not sure if he is still doing those.

Thank you.  His is the one I am looking for.

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