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Okay so I've broken my own rule not once but twice when it comes to players not earning more than me, the manager. That hasn't been sitting well with me as it's something I want to commit to for the whole save and so I've decided to use my time machine to go back to 20th May 2021. (Luckily I have an old save file for this date.)

This date is the day after our last game of the first season. We are still Champions and on our way into the 10th tier, we are still amateur (but won't be for long) & most importantly at this point we have not been paying anyone any wages whatsoever!

 

Cool. So what are the differences?

Previously, I had not offered the latest youth intake players amateur contracts meaning they remained on their unpaid youth contracts (same, same, but different). This meant that when we turned semi-pro the board automatically offered them all youth contracts at £5p/w each. It's not much, but it was more than I was earning! This time around I have offered all of the players at the club an amateur contract prior to the board deciding (against my will) to turn semi-pro. This should avoid any paid contracts for now.

We also brought in a few loanees with the agreement to not pay any percentage of their wages. But it seems that we were paying their bonuses for appearances, goals, clean sheets etc. I am still not completely sure if that is the case or not, but I think I'd like to avoid loans until I am 100% sure that we aren't paying them, or at least until I am earning more than the amount the bonuses would accrue to.

 

RULES ARE FUN. Back to the game!

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The first big difference in this parallel universe is that we have had different players announce their retirement. Well, we've lost Ibe to retirement and gained Gordon "back" in his place.

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Ibe was a huge part of our first season's success & big part of the squad too. As such, it seemed appropriate to offer him his first non-playing role & so he will remain at the club as our Chief Scout. He'll be missed!

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I've found out that we actually weren't paying the loanee bonus fees so loans now open back up as the only option to improve the squad this season (at least until the board decide to pay me!)

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But I've also found out that the board are still going to offer £5p/w youth contracts to all of the players under 17. Considering that I'm a stickler for my own rules & that I've travelled back in time to a parallel universe, I feel that my only option is to let the youth players go. I've done this the day before the board were going to offer them contracts, so we've still not paid anyone, but we have a much smaller squad.

Those that didn't make the cut:

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Another retired player from last season Goss joins as a Scout. I think we'll start to prefer previous players over other available staff from here on out. So far we have IbeGoss. The other two players that retired last season are uninterested in rejoining due to the distance between themselves & the club- I guess we were too late on stopping them from moving on.

The squad size has reduced to 38 after the youth departures (of which only 15 have over one-star current ability) & the scouts will be important to help us find the best loanees available to improve the squad.

 

We still don't have enough in the bank to be sending the scouts out, so for now we will rely on their previous knowledge. Goss provides an example of what he can do on his first day in his non-playing role:

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Jul 2021 (again)

I've opted for first teamer's over the best leaders.

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We've got no real leaders, but at least we have Sobers.

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Pre-season was decent. We certainly know where the goal is! Great to see a variety of goal scorers too.

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We're favourites!

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Finances have remained steady & crept above £10k.

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Aug 2021

We've lost Lloyd & a couple of other fringe players before a ball was kicked this season.
The departing players made 52 apps between them last season & their absence, along with the forced release of last year youth players, leaves us thin.

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Our defence depleted further by a couple of injuries.

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We're unbeaten but slightly shaky at the back!
Far from dominant in the first two games.

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We had a big £2k loss to 'Other' this month.
I assume we had to buy new kits, bibs, balls & nets or something?!

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We're struggling for form & relying on out scoring opponents to pick up points as our defending has been dire.
Luckily, our attackers keep coming up trumps!

This match in the FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round really was a cup classic.

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Sep 2021

I've already eluded to our struggles defensively. Our ageing players are more susceptible to little niggling injuries & we have had a lot of rotation at the back as the games came thick & fast this month. Losing to Barkingside was tough as they have asserted themselves as the league leaders early on, but we really shouldn't be dropping points at bottom side Park View.

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And our defence could be about to be dealt another blow. Two of our three good centre backs have had numerous contract offers & our best CB & captain, Tallack is unhappy that I suggested he wait until the end of the season for an improved contract.

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We have one decent CB not under offer or unhappy. Beyond that, we have some very poor backups & one of two youngsters already agreed to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.

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A stable month financially.

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As feared, Gordon leaves the club before the first game in October.

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To improve the side, I either need to start spending money on scouting or start offering paid contracts. With the second option not possible without breaking my rule of not having a player earn more than me, I will have to wait to be offered a paid contract myself. Whilst I am reluctant to go for the first option, dependent on the next few results, I may have to stop being so tight and accept a small financial loss in the pursuit of improving the squad.

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The FA Vase has produced another goal-fest!

After a 14-goal thriller in the 1st qualifying round, we drew Beckenham Town from tier 9 for the second qualifying round tie and the crowd were treated to a one-sided, 10-goal horror show from us. We were 5-0 down at half time and they got a sixth before we turned up!

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The game was so dreadful that our 'keeper Gough decided to leave the club immediately after the game.

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Which means we'll be calling on youngster Sparks to improve on conceding 7 from the next game onwards.
There is a high chance that might not be possible though, as he's not the best.

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Some good news in that after a couple of dire performances in defence, Tallack has realised maybe he doesn't warrant a new contract!

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The board won't offer me a new contract & they won't even fund my first coaching course!

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Oct 2021

Despite being unceremoniously dumped out of the cup & losing a few key players, our league form has been good this month meaning we are leading the table going into November.

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I believe this is the biggest monthly profit we have made besides the final month of last season where we completed the double & made a lot in prize money. Hopefully we can hit £10k and maintain a level above that moving forwards.

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Nov 2021

Youngster Bouvet scored his first goal after appearing a few times from the subs bench for us & then decided to leave the club!

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We managed only our second clean sheet of the season, but remain able to out score most of our opponents.

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One way we could improve finances a bit is through a senior affiliate, luckily I could convince the board to start the search.

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Dec 2021

I'm disappointed, but not surprised.

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We have seen a number of players leave this month.
There seems to be nothing I can do to stop the mass exodus at the moment.

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I've been told a bit about our next youth intake.
At least we'll get some more players... right?

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We won't have to wait until April to get new players though.
Our scouts are sometimes made aware of players available for loan. 
Reid is the first suggestion we've had who was willing to join in a long while.

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We've continued to dominate, recording our biggest win in the process.
I imagine the 2nd half of the season is going to be a lot tougher with holes appearing in our squad where cover players aren't up to the standards of those departing.

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An even month in the finances.

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Jan 2022

We keep losing players. With everyone playing well & drawing attention, but not being willing to pay anyone (yet) we have no pulling power to keep the players who have got us to top of the league. Two more first team starters have departed this month.

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The rising total of departures contains 8 of last seasons first team starters.

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We've also been losing a few players through injury this month meaning we are running very thin.

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& bans don't help!

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We've relied on a 90th & 96th minute winner this month, along with a penalty that grabbed us a draw as the reduced quality in the squad starts to show.
A massively disappointing loss to knock us out of the cup & the board aren't too please with our cup departures this season falling way short of expectations.

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Feb 2022

Thankfully there have been no other departures this month, but we recorded our second loss of the season.
We're still well on track to win the league & with 7 games to go, it's ours to lose.

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The finances have been slowly declining over the past few months.
Maximising our end of season prize money with a league win is the aim to ensure we boost the finances for next season when we will definitely start to pay players!
(I won't be sticking around for another season without being paid myself!)

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After a long barren spell without any loanees offering their services to our club, as we approached the final week of the transfer window, a few players put themselves forward as possible options for us to start plugging the holes left by the departures in the previous few months. Although these loan signings will only be a short term fix until the end of the season, no doubt they'll improve our squad & most importantly, won't cost us a penny!

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Mar 2022

The floodgates were opened with 5 players agreeing to join on loan until the end of the season, until we were reminded that we are allowed a maximum of 6 loans per season! Kenny joins as the 6th loanee and final addition to the squad.

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& with 4 games to go we now only need one point to guarantee promotion & two points for the new signings to claim a very easy league winners medal.

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Champions again!
We cruised to back-to-back promotions, winning the league with 3 games to spare.

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The win has sparked the board into offering me a paid contract, finally!

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Whilst I am now earning £50 p/w, I will be wary with offering any of the players near to that amount as our finances have been slightly imbalanced without having to think about player or staff wages! So I will be looking to improve the squad, but will be trying to reduce our outgoings as much as possible whilst doing so.

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Champions, a new contract & our new youth intake on the same day?!

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The intake isn't great & I have a month or so to decide whether any of these players are worth £5 p/w youth contracts.
Ghafari has the highest chance of a contract at a first glance.

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Apr 2022

We wrapped up a great season in style!

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Now the focus will turn solely to improving the squad for next season.

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May 2022

Keeping hold of Seidi is really important. He wants a lot more for an appearance fee than I am able to offer him at the moment. 
Our main man has scored an incredible 82 goals, 19 assists, 20 POM awards all in only 61 games for the club.

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One player who stepped up towards the end of last season was Spence, he's joining Porthmadog for a huge £120 appearance fee.
Considering Spence's overall form versus Seidi's, I don't imagine we will have much of a say in whether Seidi stays when the right offer does come in.

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Our finances have been very brittle this season & as we are going to have to start paying playing bonuses to all of our starters & subs this season I have made the decision to release all of our youth intake players for a second season in a row. Each youth player would have been on a £5 p/w deal. This comes to ~£250 per year or ~£3,750 for the whole intake, something we definitely can't afford when I doubt any of those players will come close to the first team.

 

This is the kind of contract I am willing to offer as we make our first signing of the summer:

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Sponsorship has taken us back above £9k.

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Jun - Jul 2022

The board have lofty ambitions & the pre-season we needed to strengthen to be able to meet expectations.
The prospect of playing our first FA Cup game this season is one to savour, despite that we're not predicted to go far.

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Fourth seems a big ask.
We have local rivalries with both Enfield FC & Cockfosters to look forward to.

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Tallack is our best defender & only highly influential player in the dressing room.
He's been grumbling about a new contract, but he wants a £50 appearance fee as well as other bonuses and won't agree to the £20 limit I've told him the club are adhering to this season. His displeasure has created a group of unhappy players.

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Who will be even more pissed off now that I've told them to get on with what they're paid to do, forgetting that none of them do actually get paid...

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Former striker Ibe has moved on from his Chief Scout role with us as we couldn't offer a competitive wage.

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We made a few signings & a few loans on top of those that joined at the end of last season.
Two goalkeepers come in as we've lost three starting GK's over the past 2 seasons!

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I've stuck with the same Captain & Vice from last season.
Our best leader is still upset that we have opted for first team starters ahead of him:

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We've had a decent run of results too, aside from the Sheerwater match.

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This is the squad for the first fixture.
We are in desperate need of a right back and deeper defensive cover.

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In appearance fees alone, our first match will cost us £120 (we don't pay the loanees fees).
If we had paid that amount every game last season, we would have half the balance in the bank we do now, so we'll be reliant on bumper crowds this season or a good run in the cup(s) to make sure we break even.

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We're in a healthy position for now, but most of our income over the past few months has been from fundraising.

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We're looking to push for a third straight promotion, but no doubt this will be the toughest season yet!

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Aug 2022

We've had a mixed start.
Losing the derby to Enfield FC on the opening day was tough and we've not really got going in the league.

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Though, our results in the FA Cup have helped the club massively financially!

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We've more than doubled our previous highest balance!
Rolling in it!!!

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In the win at Eastbourne United we faced off against a former player in Egan.

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We've picked up a couple of bad injuries on the way..
We'll need fewer of these than we got last season to stand a fighting chance of meeting expectations.

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But in great news, we have seen Seidi move up alongside Tallack in terms of influence in the dressing room.
Our two best players are also are two most influential players. We have to do everything possible to keep a hold of them!

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As we must improve our league standing.

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Sep 2022

We managed to get passed Loughborough Uni to draw Vanarama North side Lowesoft Town in the FA Cup.

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They were on a dismal run of form which gave us hope of an upset..

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But after holding them to a draw to force a replay we eventually succumbed to their superiority.
There's no shame in this defeat! We gave it all in our first appearance in the FA Cup.

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& as a massive plus, our league form has picked up massively this month.

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It's nice to see our two rivals sitting the opposite side of the table to us in the relegation spots too!
Enfield's only points so far this season came against us on the opening day.

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We've needed a new right back since pre-season. We only have one natural & he's not great.
Tallack is our best player & can play at right back, but he is much preferred in the centre of our defence.
Most of the players we have tried to sign in this position have wanted too much or gone to clubs that are offering more than us. So because of my stinginess with the clubs finances (limiting myself to paying up to £20 appearance fees) Allard is the latest signing at right back cover.

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I have also managed to get back in touch with one of the players we released from our last youth intake.
Now the club is in the position to offer non-contracts, he'll be rejoining us! But only at the end of the season.

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Financially we are in wonderland, with the FA Cup money helping us up to above £40k!

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Oct 2022

We signed a new centre back who is pretty decent & walks into our first XI alongside Tallack.
Hopefully they can form a strong partnership, although Tallack has continued grumbling about a new contract (but won't accept £20 app fee).

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& we also brought in a back up midfielder too.

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This month's results have been hinged on whether Hopper can outscore the opponents as our usual goal scorer Seidi has been dealing with a rough patch of back-to-back injuries.

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We're sitting 3rd with a game in hand that could move us to 2nd place, but the single promotion spot may be out of our reach this season. We play league leaders Basildon United in a big game next month!
We also just about scraped a replay against Bishop's Cleeve who have been flying in their county league (same tier as us). We'll do well to build on the cup winnings we've made so far this season when we go to their ground next match.

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Finances are still looking good.

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5 minutes ago, Motlhen said:

Oct 2022

We signed a new centre back who is pretty decent & walks into our first XI alongside Tallack.
Hopefully they can form a strong partnership, although Tallack has continued grumbling about a new contract (but won't accept £20 app fee).

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& we also brought in a back up midfielder too.

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This month's results have been hinged on whether Hopper can outscore the opponents as our usual goal scorer Seidi has been dealing with a rough patch of back-to-back injuries.

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We're sitting 3rd with a game in hand that could move us to 2nd place, but the single promotion spot may be out of our reach this season. We play league leaders Basildon United in a big game next month!
We also just about scraped a replay against Bishop's Cleeve who have been flying in their county league (same tier as us). We'll do well to build on the cup winnings we've made so far this season when we go to their ground next match.

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Finances are still looking good.

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I can put my progress on here if you like, im about halfway through the 1st season in Level 11

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21 hours ago, lionel messi said:

I can put my progress on here if you like, im about halfway through the 1st season in Level 11

Yeah man, go for it!

 

10 hours ago, Conardo said:

Loving the reported details. KUTGW! :)

Thanks mate :)

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Nov 2022

We had the opportunity to improve the squad with two players who will go straight into the first team as well as another backup centre-mid.

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But the squad has hit a dire run of form.

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We couldn't muster a win in 90 mins throughout the whole of a busy November.
This has meant we've dropped in the standings significantly.

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Our finances take a slight dip.

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Dec 2022

It's taken me two & a half years, but I'm now fluent at (Southern British) English.

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Maybe now I can communicate properly with Tallack that he is not going to get a deal with anything more than £20 appearance fee!

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Our left back Tom Ripsher, nicknamed Tom Ripper from his constant flying lunge tackles, has bruised a part of the body I've never heard of before.

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On the other side of defence, we have upgraded.
It's not a massive upgrade, right backs are proving difficult to acquire.

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We've had a complete turnaround in form, kickstarted by playing bottom of the league.
The win against Tower Hamlets has kept a slither of hope alive that we may be able to exceed the expectations of finishing 4th.

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Will we be able to afford to keep any of these players?
Will any of them be worth keeping?
I doubt it!

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3 home games this month mean we build on the balance.

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Jan 2023

We are looking to secure Seidi a work permit for him to stay.
He is a key player & losing him to Brexit would be heartbreaking.
...we're told everything is in place for him to be granted settled status.

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I've reached a personal milestone with the club.

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We started the calendar year against the same team we started the season against.
This time we beat our rivals Enfield FC & marched on for 6 straight wins.
Basildon United stopped us in our tracks as we aimed to move 2nd.

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With the gap at the top reducing, the last thing we need is upheaval in the squad.
Luckily my fluency in English is helping me out, the players seemed to have dropped it.

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A big loss this month.

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This is why we have to keep Seidi!

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It has to be noted that our defence have been amazing too- until the Ilford game when everyone had an off day.

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We're now into 3rd & with 7 games to go we are going to need Witham to drop points if we are going to make a late push for the title.

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Luckily for us, we have the potential of reducing the gap from us to the top to 4 points as we play Witham twice in a row.
First up the league, then the league cup semis.

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Another concerning loss this month.

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Guess who's playing with the reserves for the rest of the season?

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We did brilliantly to come back from what was a humiliating drumming in the league to secure our spot in the league cup final.
In the league match against Witham, we went 4-0 down and a couple of late consolations made the scoreline look semi-respectable, but we were awful.
Since then, we've stepped it up & kept them from securing the title this month. There's 6 points in it with 9 to play for, so it is very much in their hands.

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We've knocked out the holders in the semis and play the winners from two years ago in the final.

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We signed a couple of players on deadline day, including yet another right back.

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Another loss this month as a worrying trend continues - I'm not sure what has changed!

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I'm really excited about our new signing; right back Perry Ryan

Right backs have been really tough for us to find & even tougher for us to sign. A recap of who we've had at right back so far to show you guys why I'm so excited, despite him being 30 & pretty slow, he's definitely the best player we've had in his position!

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Apr 2023

We have 3 games left & we're 6 points behind Witham Town.

They've played out a stalemate 0-0 draw before we KO meaning we can reduce the gap to to 4 points if we win at Takeley.

Our two new signings are going straight into the starting XI as we start with a completely new look to our right flank!

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A huge win & what a statement of intent!
The debutants played incredibly; Pugh got 2 goals & Ryan got 2 assists.

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There's two games to go.

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We've got 17th & 15th whilst they have 16th & then 8th.
If they win, the push for the title is over, but at the halfway stage I was questioning whether we could climb up to 4th to meet the boards expectations so I won't be disappointed if we miss out on a third successive promotion as we've gone from strength to strength this season.

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