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Season 2021/22

Friar Lane & Epworth

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With the club only having one player, I would expect more five star current ability players than I got.  Still, they are bodies so will be playing.

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End of Season Review

Season 2021/22

Friar Lane & Epworth

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League Table - Considering we only had one player for most of the season, I am happy enough with this.  At least we didn't finish bottom.

League Fixtures 1 & 2 - We were bottom of the league for seven weeks after the fifth game, though our form picked up and we finished the season strongly.

Leicestershire Senior League Cup - Disappointing, though not unexpected, as we lost in the first round, at home to Cottesmore Amateurs.

Pre Season Friendlies - A very poor pre season, as we only won one of our thirteen games.

Squad - I am sure we are now good enough for this level.

Squad Dynamics - Considering all bar one of the players have only just arrived, I can't expect anything other than what we have here.

Transfers In - None.

Transfers Out - None.

Youth Candidates - A good enough intake, with Jacob Gill YP22C3 looking like the best player this year.

Finances - As we are an amateur club, we have minimal overheads, so we are in the black.

Key Players

Lucky Eze YP22F6 - Striker who has hit the ground running.  Three games played and five goals scored is a great start.

Anthony Lovatt YP22A1 - I expect big things from the versatile defender.

Jacob Gill YP22C3 - Playing on the left wing, he has big expectations to live up to.

Daniel Thern YP22M13 - The goalkeeper is going to have to win points for the club on his own.

Tony Musamali YP22I9 - He will be first choice at right back for the coming season.

Next Season

I have no idea.  I would be satisfied with a top half finish.

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*) =   National C ↑        2 ↑   2 ↑   2 ↑   1 =   1 =   1 =   2 ↑   2 ↑   2 ↑   4 =   1 =   2 ↑   2 ↑   4 =   4 ↑   2 ↑   3 ↑

Club Facilities

Season     Training Facilities  Youth Facilities  Youth Level  Corporate Facilities  Junior Coaching  Youth Recruitment  Club Reputation
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At Start   Poor                 Poor                   0       Basic                 Basic            Limited            Local   (0.50*)
2021/22    Poor =               Poor =                 0 =     Basic =               Fairly basic ↑   Basic ↑            Local = (0.50*) =

Season Record

Season     Played     Won     Drawn     Lost     Goals For     Goals Against     Goal Difference     Win Percentage
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2021/22      29        9         6       14          55              53                  +2              31.03%

Overall Career Record

After Season   Played     Won     Drawn     Lost     Goals For     Goals Against     Goal Difference     Win Percentage     Time At Club
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2021/22          29        9         6       14          55              53                  +2              31.03%             302 days

Trophy Haul

Season     Competition Won
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League Titles
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Cup Competition Victories
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 Career Overview

Season     Champions League    Europa League    Europa Conference League             League                                          Position     F.A. Cup                    League Cup        Achievements
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2021/22           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division     11th         N/a                          N/a            First round of Leicestershire Senior League Cup.

Record Number of Appearances (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                    Cumulative Number of Appearances
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2021/22    Lucky Eze YP22F6                          3

Record Goal Scorer (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                          Cumulative Number of Goals
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2021/22    Lucky Eze YP22F6                             5

Record Number of Assists (Players From The Academy Only)

Season     Player                        Cumulative Number of Assists
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2021/22    Gary Davison YP22J10                        2

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

Season     Player                    Cumulative Number of Clean Sheets
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2021/22    Daniel Thern YP22M13                       1

 

 

 

 

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Meet the new Head of Youth Development.  He came through in my first intake and is the first ex player I have hired on the staff.  Loving his personality!

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Nice! That's one of my aims. To only have staff who are former players, but I've only gotten in some coaches and scouts (who have been more or less horrible!).

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Season 2043/44

SV Babberich

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League Table - We were always a top half team at best and this was proven by finishing only seventh.

League Fixtures 1 & 2 - A tough campaign with lots of dropped points.  To be expected, however, following so many player departures in the last two years.

TOTO KNVB Beker - We made it through to the first round proper before getting hammered 4-0 away to second tier Noordwijk.

Pre Season Friendlies - We only had time for five games, where we won only once.

Squad - The quality continues to decline as more and more players are sold.

Squad Dynamics - The same as it always is.

Transfers In - None.

Transfers Out - Five more departures, four of them for transfer fees and sell on clauses.  Two of the sales were for six figure fees.

Youth Candidates - A poor crop this year, though goalkeeper Marc Peeters YP44A353 looks like a fine prospect.

Finances - Despite the player sales detailed above, we continue to struggle financially and are still in the red.

Key Players

Marc Chapman YP36B226 - Another solid season from the goalkeeper.

Yordi Koutsocheras YP40J298 - The striker enjoyed his first season as the clubs main forward, plundering 21 goals in his 28 appearances.

Fred Evers YP33C179 - The centre back or central midfielder had one of his best seasons to date.

Alex Dijkstra YP43A337 - Still aged only sixteen, the central defender had a great campaign.

Berkan Yılmazer YP39G279 - The Turkish midfielder played ok, though he is capable of a lot more.

Next Season

I need to challenge for the top five again.

Personal Coaching Data

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

Club Facilities

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

Season Record

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

Overall Career Record

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

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.
2037/38           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        5th ↑     Second preliminary round =         Excellent top five finish.
2038/39           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        8th ↓     First round ↑                      Underperforming season.
2039/40           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        2nd ↑     Second round ↑                     Runners up.
2040/41           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        3rd ↓     Second preliminary round ↓         Lost top spot on the final day of the season.
2041/42           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        4th ↓     First round ↑                      A solid, if unspectacular, season.
2042/43           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        5th ↓     First round =                      A satisfying season after eighteen player sales.
2043/44           N/a               N/a                    N/a                       Tweede Divisie                        7th ↓     First round =                      A mediocre season.

Record Number of Appearances (Players From The Academy Only)

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

Record Goal Scorer (Players From The Academy Only)

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

Record Number of Assists (Players From The Academy Only)

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

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

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

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, DazRTaylor said:

Meet the new Head of Youth Development.  He came through in my first intake and is the first ex player I have hired on the staff.  Loving his personality!

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Love appointing ex players

My current Assistant Manager is an ex player

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Season Review 2097/98

Another highest finish, 5th

Gutted to miss out on top 4 by ONE point. Had a dip in form in January with loads of injuries, at one point 5 first team players were out at the same time.

Will be interesting how we get on in Euro Cup, in the past (FM20), massively impacted league form as players are knackered.

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This is some achievements, out of interest how is the clubs finances looking ?

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The first of my 'children' to become a manager. Made almost 500 appearances for us. For many seasons he held the record for regen appearances. I miss him every day.

He's even going to be in the same division as us, probably just for one season unless he is a good manager, or can become one quickly.

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Farnborough January 1, 2026 Update

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We got off to a really rough start in our first season in the Vanarama National League.  We had a serious problem with 1-0 losses where we would concede an early goal and then not be able to break through the opposition's defense.  It took a couple of victories in the FA Cup and FA Trophy to turn our fortunes around.  I went all-in on the cup games since promotion is not in the cards this season in hopes of boosting our finances through prize money and gate receipts.

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Oh, this was only an away match.  I'd be rolling in the cash.  The 70k of TV money is nice but not a substitute for those Chelsea gate receipts.

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14 losses and seven of them have been 1-0 so I'm encouraged by our 16th place standing as the calendar turns to 2026.

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Not only are we not shooting (we are last in the league in shots per game), we aren't scoring.  Last year, we were putting away chances.  This year, not so much.

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We spent most of the first half of the season in the passive,wasteful quad.  Still need more shots on goal.

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The defense has been highlight of the season and keeping us in the game most of the time.  Just need to put away our chances.

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Looks like more offensive help is on the way!

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We, now, have four players with 100 club appearances.  Cormac Walsh 23C is our top scorer with 20 goals but he is the only academy product, at the moment, with double digits in goals.

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Liver Academy - Youth intake 2025

Looks promising, and there seems to be some talented youngsters coming through.

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Two excellent players and more talents as well.

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A really talented striker! Going to have a lot of use for him, if I can keep him for long.

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Our new first choice right winger. Not excellent crossing, but those stats overall are just amazing here.

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Quite diverse, but the only new countries are Thailand and Germany. We now have all continents ticked off as well!

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Liver Academy - Season 2024/25 Review

Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances

We did much better than I had expected now that we are up to tier 9. There are some good teams here, but I still think it was possible to finish even higher this season. We had a horrible patch around Christmas where we went 7 games without a win, and that pretty much ruined any chance we had at fighting for the top spots. We did finish strong though, and this is a very tight league, so we bounced up a bit towards the end and finished in a very decent 7th place.

In the FA Vase we beat Oakham United, Cradley Town and Kensington & Ealing Boro before losing to Alfold in the 3rd round.

In the North West Counties League Cup we beat West Didsbury & Chorlton, AFC Blackpool, Stockport Town, Wythenshawe Town and Irlam to reach our second final in a row. This time though, we lost to Prescot Cables and finished runners-up.

In the FA Cup we beat Shirehampton and Gresley Rovers before losing to Newcastle Town in the 1st qualifying round.

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Season 8 - 2028/2029

Transfers - Past Positions - Best XI - Youth Intake - Finances

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Season Summary - 8th 

A good season, that's for sure, even if it did have a dissapointing end. Despite losing 2.5M-worth Bismark, the team started brilliantly and for the first half of the season we were never more than 6 points from the top. However the second half of the season saw a slight decline which ended with a terrible run of form. Our last four matches where against teams in the bottom five and we still manged to lose 3 of them. All being said, however, I am pleased. Hoping next season is similar, as I'm not sure I'm ready for a promotion push but loved not having to even think of relegation.

In the cup we lost in the Second Round to a Second Division side, nothing much to say there.

Off the Field

Obviously Bismark left in the summer, but in the Janaury we were forced to sell another top youngster in Jose Pedro - YP5d to Portimonense. He had a 450k release clause, but thankfully I managed to sell him for 400k + 200k in appearance fees (10 games) and a 50% sell-on fee so reasonably pleased. Does create some issues as he was our starting left-back and a very good center-back. 

This summer finally getting the Youth Facilities improved for the first time, gonna cost us a good 1.1M but hoping they help the intakes a bit!

We also had a couple of big milestones, as Nuno Casaca - YP0d became our top appearance maker with 165 league apps, while Gustavo Gomes - YP1k became our top league goalscorer with 70. Wonder which one will lose their crown first as they both remain important fist team players. 

Prospects worth Noting 

Gustavo Gomes - YP1k (ST/AML/AMR) - Another season as our top scorer despite being rotated more than usual. In total 22 goals and 4 assists from 28 stars and 13 sub-appearances, remains key for the side.. 

Alexandre Cande - YP3d (AMR/MR) - There was a lot of competition on the right wing at the start and boy did it motivated Cande. Our best player in the first couple months, he ended the season with 5 goals and 9 assists in 33 games. A drop of form, high potential players in his position, and some high salary demands got him out of the team, but he was crucial this year. Big choice on wether to pay him what he wants, or letting his contract expire is awaiting me this off-season. 

Gustavo Cassiano - (AML/AMC) - The untagged youth was the big development of the season, coming into the side on the left wing after an injury and never letting go. Would have been YP5e, and proved me wrong in not tagging him by getting 5 goals and 9 assists in 30 games. 

Gustavo Brandao - (DC/DM/MC) - Another untagged youth from the 5th intake (YP5f I guess) to shine, he made his way into the starting eleven in the center of defense and was our best defender without a doubt. 4 goals to his name aren't bad either.

Bruno Bolas - YP6a (AMC/ST) - Another season, another 16 goals. Pleased with how he did overall even if he did have a nice 10 hour score-less streak in the middle. Big clubs have started to ask about him, but he still has 3 years left on his deal so unless the board go nuts (or a very good offer comes in) I expect him to stay and lead us. 

Youth Intake

Not great, but better than last year. Have hopes for the tagged players but it may be a little while before they make the team. Really hoping for a top left-back next year. 

Next Season

Hope for another good season, board only want mid-table and I'd be alright with that. Seeing youngsters from intakes other than the 5th develop into first-teamers or large transfers would be good too :D

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1 hour ago, Sean david said:

Hi just started this challenge,I have a problem as I only have 16 players in my whole squad including u18's

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That's part and parcel of this challenge. I think Daz went the first season with 1(!) player this time. You'll have to hang in there until the first youth intake.

4 minutes ago, DazRTaylor said:

You won’t get any updates from me for a few days as I am on my way to hospital as I have an operation today.

Good luck, mate, hope everything works out well! We'll be here awaiting your future updates. :thup:

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2 hours ago, Sean david said:

Hi just started this challenge,I have a problem as I only have 16 players in my whole squad including u18's

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If you want to take a screenshot, use alt+s and then you'll find it in documents>sports interactive >fm21>screenshots and then copy and paste it in. Saves you from using your phone 🙂

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2 hours ago, DazRTaylor said:

You won’t get any updates from me for a few days as I am on my way to hospital as I have an operation today.

Good luck mate, wish you a speedy recovery!

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CLUB ESPORTIU EUROPA - SEASON 8 (28/29)

 

League table - Best season so far, achieving a fantastic 7th place in Primera RFEF. Started on a nice no-losing strike, so when the deafeats arrived we were 10 points over relegation. Relegation has never been a threat and we weren't close to promotion in all season, so we seated in a comfortable mid-table position. We also made it to the second round in Copa del Rey, where we lost to AD Alcorcón.

 

First team squad - Cristian Prades 3A has been the most rated player for the second season in a row, and I'm happy as I believe I have a keeper for the future here. Also remarkable how distributed the goals have been this season, with 6 players scoring 5 or more and a top goalscorer with only 12. On some other good news, got my first U21 international player! Tiago Costa 5D made his debut with Andorra and has 11 caps so far. I will have problems with him sooner or later, as a BWM doesn't fit much my current tactics, so will have to either re-think them to make him some space or try to get some profit from him.

No transfers, and as was expecting lost Edu Nieto 3G on a free because he wanted to play for a bigger club, but what happened after is a nosense: he didn't get any contract offers and retired 9 months after leaving the club. So there he is, a key player for me, with 125 matches, 36 goals and 22 assists, retired  :seagull:

 

Youth Intake - A nigerian, a lesothoan named Badboy and a guinean walk into a bar in Barcelona and... and I don't know, I'm not a comedian and some people say my sense of humour is strange, so I'm stopping here. The preview talked about another golden generation, with a squad showing only some good options. Sergi Fernández and Marc Navarro look like the most promising ones.

 

Club Structure - During the season the board believed that I was doing excellent and that I were the ideal person for the job, so took advantadge of it and asked for improvements on Junior coaching and Youth recruitment. Unfortunately they fear of losing me, so they are not accepting any coaching courses for me.

 

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ACN Siena 1904 Season 2029/30 Review

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The cold hard sting of relegation. 20th looks worse than it is because we only got relegated officially on the 2nd to last game of the season. What hurt us was it took us 13 games to get our first win on the board starting out 0-2-11 to a season is a recipe for disaster. We just didn't have enough quality our young bucks were too green. The board however still love me so the project continues and our goal for next year is to bounce back up, but they only expect us to avoid Serie C relegation so should still maintain my job. Only two key players have asked to leave following relegation and I have named a decent price for them although they only agreed to a smidge over their values but I feel no team will be in for them so fingers crossed.

I made a mistake last update my left back and goalkeeper were the last two non-regens, but this year it will just be  the left back as half way through I said it makes sense to star the young goalkeeper when I knew we were down to prepare him for this year. Smart move as he impressed and will now be key for my bounce back aim

Again there rumours this year but nothing materialised. Finances are still bad, maybe I leveraged too early with all the upgrades.

No job offers this year and I was refused my final coaching badge the board don't respect me it seems their long serving manager going into my decade year. Shake my head

Challenge: Squad League Table Transfers

Key Players: Ernesto Tartaglia 23D Daniele Ripa 25A* Yari Colombini 25B

Youth Intake: Preview Actual

Manager: Profile Attributes

Jobs: None

Extra: Finances Moments

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Sarmiento de Resistencia - 2022 youth intake

This looks like it might have a useful player or two in it, although I could do without another DM/MC! I tagged 4 players from the intake, although Riquelme is a 6' 6'' DC that intrigues me, only problem is that he has terrible mentals and physicals at the moment.

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Farnborough 2026 Youth Intake

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What a good looking class.  My HoYD downplayed the defenders that he brought into the class but the attackers were as promised.

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Just about everyone in the class is from Farnborough.  The team DNA average is above seven for the first time.  The TMP averages are all the best since this save started.  Lots of class players who can compete for first team places up and down the intake.

Not sure what to make of the low self belief personality.

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Here's our low self belief personality, he appears to be a good player.  Works for the team on the field.  Needs some work on his marking and tackling but that's not to be unexpected.  Has decent pace for our team...we are painfully slow.  Brave and leader.  What could cause the low self belief?  It has to be something hidden.

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A good developmental center back who will spend a year or two playing in the youth squad before getting promoted to the senior team as a more polished player.  We are pretty set at the center back position so these guys are just gravy to a deep position.

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Grice can play both the left wing and in the center as the center forward.  He's a good passer of the ball which will help because we suck at passing.  A nice option to develop in the youth team for a season or two.

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A passing right-back who can defend but doesn't see the field well.  What he makes for in lack of pace, he makes up for in smarts.  I can work with a smart player and hopefully turn around that Temperamental personality.  

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Sewell can play on both the right side and in the middle of an attacking line.  He gives me a lot of options in terms of swapping players around the line and creating mismatches depending on the opponent.  Likes to get the ball and bring it up the field himself which should us in creating counter attacking chances.

 

 

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Farnborough 2026 Youth Intake

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What a good looking class.  My HoYD downplayed the defenders that he brought into the class but the attackers were as promised.

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Just about everyone in the class is from Farnborough.  The team DNA average is above seven for the first time.  The TMP averages are all the best since this save started.  Lots of class players who can compete for first team places up and down the intake.

Not sure what to make of the low self belief personality.

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Here's our low self belief personality, he appears to be a good player.  Works for the team on the field.  Needs some work on his marking and tackling but that's not to be unexpected.  Has decent pace for our team...we are painfully slow.  Brave and leader.  What could cause the low self belief?  It has to be something hidden.

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A good developmental center back who will spend a year or two playing in the youth squad before getting promoted to the senior team as a more polished player.  We are pretty set at the center back position so these guys are just gravy to a deep position.

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Grice can play both the left wing and in the center as the center forward.  He's a good passer of the ball which will help because we suck at passing.  A nice option to develop in the youth team for a season or two.

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A passing right-back who can defend but doesn't see the field well.  What he makes for in lack of pace, he makes up for in smarts.  I can work with a smart player and hopefully turn around that Temperamental personality.  

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Sewell can play on both the right side and in the middle of an attacking line.  He gives me a lot of options in terms of swapping players around the line and creating mismatches depending on the opponent.  Likes to get the ball and bring it up the field himself which should us in creating counter attacking chances.

 

 

I thought 'Mercenary' was also a poor personality trait interesting you have it in green, what's the thinking if I may ask?

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33 minutes ago, UnkleTass said:

I thought 'Mercenary' was also a poor personality trait interesting you have it in green, what's the thinking if I may ask?

I'd say Mercenary is neutral with a positive spin, really. They will have great ambition (a key), low loyalty and low to good determination. So Mercenary depends a lot on how good determination is on the player, for me.

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49 minutes ago, XaW said:

I'd say Mercenary is neutral with a positive spin, really. They will have great ambition (a key), low loyalty and low to good determination. So Mercenary depends a lot on how good determination is on the player, for me.

I guess in a challenge like this the loyalty is a double edged sword but good knowledge for me to take going forward. Gracias

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1 minute ago, UnkleTass said:

I guess in a challenge like this the loyalty is a double edged sword but good knowledge for me to take going forward. Gracias

Yeah, for a normal game, I don't care much for loyalty, but in this game, it can have a slight edge to have a high one. Though, I'd rather have a high amb, det and pro, than loyalty! :)

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Liver Academy - Youth intake 2026

Some nice green info, and an attacking midfielder should be good.

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Not near last year, but still a very good intake. Also nice to see that not everyone is 5 star potential anymore, that means we are becoming better as a team overall.

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The Dutch midfielder that was promised looks really good. A real playmaker type!

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That adds the Netherlands and Estonia to the tally, and some nice spread in nationalities overall.

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I feel like I'm getting absolutely destroyed financially on this year's game in the lower leagues. In every season I've had I've lost well over £1m a season (both in Argentina and in my other save in Portugal), and only survived because the board occasionally puts £600k into the accounts. It means there's no hope of ever improving the facilities etc and the wage budget slowly trickles downwards, meaning I can't keep a hold of my best players. Is everyone else seeing this or is this an Argentina and Portugal issue? I don't remember it being this bad in previous versions (although it's a good few years since I've properly attempted this challenge!)

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1 hour ago, Britrock said:

I feel like I'm getting absolutely destroyed financially on this year's game in the lower leagues. In every season I've had I've lost well over £1m a season (both in Argentina and in my other save in Portugal), and only survived because the board occasionally puts £600k into the accounts. It means there's no hope of ever improving the facilities etc and the wage budget slowly trickles downwards, meaning I can't keep a hold of my best players. Is everyone else seeing this or is this an Argentina and Portugal issue? I don't remember it being this bad in previous versions (although it's a good few years since I've properly attempted this challenge!)

I've been starting to have financial issues in Italy that's become much more noticeable in Serie B, but were rather frustrating in the Lega Pro Girone (Serie C) leagues. I'm not looking forward to the Winter transfer window given that a lot of Serie A teams are eyeing up my best midfielders.

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So annoying, happening all season.

Can't get Crepaldi to sign a new contract. He goes from unhappy to happy

Offer new contract, give him everything he wants but still won't allow me to offer a salary etc

Looks like he off for a free at the end of the season :(

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So we had ourselves the Serie C Super Cup between the three Lega Pro Girone Champions, and we finished bottom of the group after we lost 2-0 to AC Reggiana, and beat Juve Stabia 1-0. Reggiana finished top of the group after they lost 1-0 to Juve Stabia thanks to their 2-0 win over us. It honestly wasn't the most important competition we're ever going to take part in, but it still annoyed me to only finish 3rd in this group of champions.

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Liver Academy - Season 2025/26 Review

Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances

We won the league and are promoted as champions! And looking at the final table, it looks quite easy, however Prescot Cables were on our heels most of the season before they had a major crash towards the final 6-7 matches and really dropped off while we managed to keep the form going. We scored an amazing amount of goals this season, mostly because we have two fantastic strikers who are both scoring like they've done nothing else in their lives. I do notice a bit of a worrying thing though, the board is having quite high expectations of us now. They just told me they expect me to get promoted from the nest tier already next season, and.... uh.... that could be hard! I have no idea how much difference it is, but I'm hoping it is quite small this far down the system! If not, then I might have an issue!

In the FA Vase we beat Kensington & Ealing Boro, Lordswood and Farnborough Old Boys Guild before losing to Prescot Cables in the 3rd round.

In the North West Counties League Cup we beat Wythenshawe Amateurs, Barnton, Bootle, Stockport Town and AFC Blackpool to reach the final, there we beat Warrington Rylands 1906 to claim our second trophy in this cup. 

In the FA Cup we beat Stowmarket Town, Hackney Wick and Blackstones before losing to Basford United in the 2nd qualifying round. 

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Youth Candidates

Season 2044/45

SV Babberich

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After another poor preview, I am pleasantly surprised at how many decent prospects are here.  The best is yet another goalkeeper, a position I don't need, however.

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Widzew Lodz (FM20)

Season 7 (2026-27) - Youth Intake Preview

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A GOLDEN GENERATION, yay!! Fingers crossed they're not a bunch of unambitious slackers this time.

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45 minutes ago, Padders said:

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Season Review 2099/00

Into the 22nd century

League form a lot better finishing 7th.

Lost Super Cup 1-2 to Bayern who then also beat us in the first knockout round of Champions League after winning all 6 group games. Had a last minute equalizer disallowed in the Champions League game :(

Not in Europe next season which I am hoping is a blessing as can concentrate on Premier League

Elite Striker Luca Crepaldi finally signed a new contract, two weeks before the end of his contract, had to give him £30m signing on fee though!

Have a new wonderkid striker in Tony Perkins who has just earnt his first England cap

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@Padders the way you are able to stick with a save for so long is very impressive.

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6 minutes ago, JAwtunes said:

@Padders the way you are able to stick with a save for so long is very impressive.

Cheers, not even got to half the time it took in FM20!

Although sure I won the Premier League before now last time (didn't keep a spreadsheet like this one, although all the history is in the FM20 Youth Challenge thread)

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3 hours ago, DazRTaylor said:

New HoYD, same old nonsense.

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hmm.  So its a golden generation, no great numbers in any single position, the only positions that aren't mentioned as having no really quality are GK and striker.  So, does this mean you might be getting a super keeper and striker???... yet there is no mention of this from your HoYD.

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8 hours ago, UnkleTass said:

I thought 'Mercenary' was also a poor personality trait interesting you have it in green, what's the thinking if I may ask?

At the lower levels, I believe it to be a positive personality because they want to improve so they can move to a bigger club to make more money.  In my mind, that means I can sell them to a bigger club tack on a nice 50% future fee clause and hope the lottery ticket gets cashed if they continue to improve and move to a even bigger club as a result.  I don't want perfect players at the lower levels.  I want players who want to get better.  Mercenaries want to get better.

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