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All Time Best XI Update

 

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A total of 5 NAC Breda players force their way into the All Time Best XI, and now dominate the side!

 

 

 

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All the inclusions make sense when you see that this Breda side is the best one yet.

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Chapter VIII: Return to the UK

 

 

 

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This is a surprise to me, as the last time I checked I was going to be in Austria next. But I think Rangers' exploits in Europe pushed them above. I'm looking forward to moving up through the lower divisions again, and have never managed in Scotland before, but a from what I've seen it looks to be quite fun!

 

 

 

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I've joined Stenhousemuir, a small Scottish town of less than 10,000 people and about halfway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. They are semi-professional, but their facilities are far better than anyone else's in Scottish League Two. The only negative would be that they have no Junior Coaching and Youth Recruitment, but I'll be able to change that in due course.

 

 

 

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A quite obvious step down in quality compared to Breda :lol: But the journey is going to be just as fun!

 

 

 

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All the leagues from the United Kingdom and Ireland are playable, as well as the top leagues from the remaining "Big Five". In conjunction with the self imposed rules I can only sign players of English, Irish, Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh nationality/2nd nationality.

 

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Big congratulations on finishing Holland fella!

I’ve managed in Scotland, once before but that was during a British Steel challenge and that’s where the save died. Having said that I didn’t get to Scotland until about 7 years after the start of the game and also had only the worst team at the bottom of the Scottish football pyramid to choose from. But it was a fun and unpredictable place to be

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2021 Preseason

 

Transfers (In)

 

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Had to rely on loans this early which is fine, and some decent players they are.

 

 

 

Central Defender

 

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Central Midfielder

 

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Striker

 

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There's also this guy, who can't join until he's 18 but we can play him as a triallist in the DM position:

 

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We do okay in the League Cup, but everyone is just trying to adjust their to the new tactic and positioning.

 

 

 

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Before the transfers I believe we were predicted 5th or 6th, so there's an increased expectation now that some new players have arrived.

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1 hour ago, Zeonflux said:

Big congratulations on finishing Holland fella!

I’ve managed in Scotland, once before but that was during a British Steel challenge and that’s where the save died. Having said that I didn’t get to Scotland until about 7 years after the start of the game and also had only the worst team at the bottom of the Scottish football pyramid to choose from. But it was a fun and unpredictable place to be

Thanks!

I'm hoping it will be a challenge, but not too much of one :lol:

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March 2022

 

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Qualified for the playoffs and got a little revenge over Kelty. Because we don't have a youth academy or recruitment yet, we don't have a youth intake. Hopefully I can persuade them at the end of the season.

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2022 Preseason

 

Transfers (Out)

 

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A couple of decent clubs come in for these guys, but they had no place in the squad so I was happy to move them on.

 

 

 

Transfers (In)

 

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A big influx of players for money, with a majority of them deferred payments.

 

 

 

Goalkeeper

 

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Central Defenders

 

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Wing Backs

 

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Central Midfielder

 

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Striker

 

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Beat Hamilton in the League Cup which was impressive, and overall a good showing.

 

 

 

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Predicted last, but that's okay. It just means no expectations!

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November 2022

 

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A couple of close losses threatened to derail the run, but we pick it back up and are still 3 points away from a playoff spot.

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December 2022

 

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We creep ever closer to the playoff spots, and begin to pull away from the chasing pack.

 

 

 

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I had to jump into the editor and give us an academy/youth recruitment because even though we had plenty of money the club "didn't have the funds". As soon as I went and edited to have an academy, all of a sudden they were happy to upgrade. Really weird :idiot: 

But the new players are a welcome addition :lol:

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Congrats on finishing Holland! Excited to see how you get on in Scotland now, and how you progress with the semi-pro constraints. Do you auto-sim matches? You seem to crush season after season 

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2023 Preseason

 

Transfers (In)

 

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No one leaves so far this preseason, and we bring in a solid contingent of players to help us push for promotion.

 

 

 

Wing Backs

 

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Central Midfielder

 

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Strikers

 

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This was definitely our best showing in the League Cup to date, with a win over Championship side Inverness and pushing Aberdeen in our opener.

 

 

 

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Predicted 7th, but I think we can push for at least 5th.

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13 hours ago, Whalix said:

Congrats on finishing Holland! Excited to see how you get on in Scotland now, and how you progress with the semi-pro constraints. Do you auto-sim matches? You seem to crush season after season 

 

Thanks! I'm not feeling too much of a constraint yet, but maybe once bigger clubs start swooping in on our players. I use instant result, it makes things so much quicker! I sometimes watch matches if they're an important final or something, but that's pretty rare.

 

11 hours ago, Zeonflux said:

Doing well in Scotland so far fella, hopefully you’ll get promotion next season

 

Hopefully!

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August 2023

 

Transfers

 

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Fosu left, which meant we needed to fill the void left by him. I went a little overboard, signing a couple more players who can play a first team role.

 

 

 

Central Defender

 

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Left Wing Back

 

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Central Midfielder

 

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Striker

 

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It's been an average start, but now that our lineup is set hopefully we can pick it back up.

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December 2023

 

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We need a replay to get past non-league opponents and lose with our reserves against the team coming last, but we end the year in 3rd in a very close race for the league at this stage.

 

 

 

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I really don't expect much from this.

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March 2024

 

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We've caught a bit of a rhythm, but we're still only just ahead of Kelty. It'll be a sprint to the finish. On a more positive note, we're into the final 4 of the Scottish Cup, after a great win against top tier side Livingston.

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April 2024

 

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We play Airdrie in the final game of the season, where a draw will secure us a spot in the playoffs. We get bodied by Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup, but we received 650k in TV money which will keep us afloat for the foreseeable future.

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2024 Preseason

 

Transfers (Out)

 

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Premiership teams have come calling for my players, and any money is good money.

 

 

 

Transfers (In)

 

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A big influx of talent here, as well as some loan backs from our transfers. It's a completely new look side for the season, with heavy reliance on loans again, which will likely be the case until we go pro.

 

 

 

Goalkeeper

 

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Central Defenders

 

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Left Wing Back

 

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Defensive Midfielder

 

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Central Midfielder

 

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Strikers

 

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What a preseason! We did get a slightly easier draw in the League Cup with no Premiership sides, but we navigated them all and are through to the next stage :D

 

 

 

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Predicted last by a mile, but given the preseason I have high hopes.

 

 

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August 2024

 

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A much better start than I expected, and we've gone unbeaten at home. The defeat by Celtic is completely understandable, they're going to be extremely hard to catch once we get into the Premiership.

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On 29/06/2022 at 00:47, Zeonflux said:

Get in promotion and qualification to the next round of the cup, that should bring in some pretty decent financial rewards, even if it’s just extra match day revenue

It's definitely allowing us to upgrade coaching and recruitment :D 

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December 2024

 

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There will be no repeat of our Scottish Cup heroics this season, but our second XI did beat Celtic U21s to reach the last 4 of the Challenge Cup. 

 

 

 

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It's unlikely that this is what constitutes as "excellent", but we'll see.

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