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[FM21] These are St Day's of Our Lives


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Hello, and welcome to another Northernpilgrim career thread.

The Challenge

This is going to be a one club save, as I attempt to drag a sleepy Cornish village team from the depths of Tier 11 and the St Piran League West Division, to the Premier League. There will be no restrictions on signings or player sales, so this is a straight attempt to get the club to the top of English and European Football

The Club

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The Squad

I joined without having selected 'add players to playable clubs', so I literally had to build a squad during what was thankfully, due to the pandemic scheduling, a three month plus preseason. This is the squad I assembled

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This is the season preview, ahead of our opening league match. The bookies obviously think I've built a good squad, as we're red hot favourites for promotion, which we were nowhere near when I took over

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and these are the results we managed in preseason

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January saw the end of our unbeaten start

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but we still managed to extend our lead to a surely uncatchable 16 points

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No transfer window at this level, so changes can happen at any time. This is the business done so far, with the highlighted ones taking place since August

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Murphy Nsingi is a young midfielder with a bright future

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Billy Mitchell is a right winger

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and Faux comes in at left back

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Unbeaten, but not perfect in February

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although the disappointment of 2 dropped points at St Ives was assuaged by the fact that the draw secured the title and promotion

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which led to this announcement from the board

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We're now 21 points clear, with 5 games to play

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Time for the season review

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Liam Head was an easy choice for signing of the season

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Failing to win 3 of our last 13 is hardly disastrous, but does take the shine off a fantastic season

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There were lots of goals and big wins

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but very little in the way of money, which could be a problem after we turn semi-pro

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This was our team of the season

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and the records from the season

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and that's it. On to Tier 10 and the South West Peninsula League Premier Division West

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I got offered and accepted a contract

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and it's confirmed we're turning semi-pro

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There were 8 additions and 8 departures from the squad

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Right back Bobby Hopkinson

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Midfielder Matty Bye

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another midfielder in Alex Sawyer

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Full back / centre back Jack Driver

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Centre back Elliot King

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Left back Kian Kang

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Centre back Cian McCormack

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and centre back Jordan Trott

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Which left the squad looking like this

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and the bookies have us as favourites again. No pressure then!

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We finish the season with four straight wins, and four clean sheets

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lifting the title on the final day

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Only goal difference separated us and Khalsa, who will stay in the South West Peninsula League, whilst we are promoted to Tier 9

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Season review time

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I think Josh Addison would have been signing of the season if he'd arrived sooner

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A really good end to the season

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and goals aplenty once more

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Finances are still a mess

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This is our Team of the Season. Not sure why Rob Holmes is showing as playing 3 games, as he's the keeper who was first choice but walked out

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Liam Head again dominates the club stats and awards

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and that's it, season two done. We need a big summer of recruitment to prepare us for Tier 9

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2 minutes ago, Rikulec said:

Good start, keep it up. :thup:

Thanks Rikulec. I have no idea how big the step up is to Tier 9 and the Western League Premier Division, but I will be looking to offload quite a few players, and replace them with players who have played at that level or above. It's going to be a long summer

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2 minutes ago, Muttley84 said:

Damn, you played 2 seasons in around 3-4 hours... I am seriously jealous on that performance.

No, I played over 2 weeks, I just didn't want to start writing it up until I knew I was going to make it into a one club career save.

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There has been a substantial amount of transfer activity since January

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and the squad for the new season looks like this. Expect there to be more activity before January, as we still don't have transfer windows at this level

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We made an unbeaten start to life in the Western League, and won our first ever FA Cup match

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but draws at home to Wellington and Bodmin leave us 5 points behind the leaders, although we have a game in hand, as do Bodmin. Only the Champions go up, so getting promoted from this league is going to be tricky.

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Unbeaten, but not perfect, in October

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as we blew a 3-0 lead at Roman Glass

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and were the better side against Bitton, but only secured a draw with an 89th minute equaliser

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We do end October unbeaten, and 2 points clear at the top of the table

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One match from perfect in November, and no complaints about a draw in a very even game at Brislington

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which leaves us 6 points clear at the top at the halfway stage of the season. I wouldn't say it's ours to throw away yet, but we're definitely in a good position that we need to make count over the next 20 games.

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