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  1. DazRTaylor

    FM19: An Ambitious Andorran

    All the best.
  2. I loved this last season so will again follow and read with interest.
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    [FM19] A Journey Down A Well Trodden Path

    End of Season Review Season 2019/20 Ebbsfleet United League - A goal in the 93rd minute in our final league game propelled the club into the last playoff place. Playoffs - Finishing seventh would mean promotion would require the hard route. We demolished Barnet at Underhill in the first game before heartache at Morecambe losing on penalties. League Fixtures 1 & 2 - Some very annoying defeats here, including under my management. Five wins at the end of the season secured our playoff spot. F.A. Cup - Already eliminated before my arrival, League One side Burton Albion proved too strong. F.A Trophy - My first game was elimination from this competition, losing away to Dover Athletic in the fourth round. Pre Season Friendlies - Only five games were played, with three defeats. Youth Candidates - I have no idea on the quality of the intake this year as I wasn't here. Squad - The squad is more than good enough to challenge for promotion next season. Squad Dynamics - The players are gelling together very well. Transfers In 1 & 2 - Despite only arriving at the club in late February, I could still bring in eight fresh faces. All the other arrivals were done by my predecessor. Transfers Out - The last two departures were sanctioned by me, otherwise were before my time. Finances - It is safe to say we are in the red. Next Season Promotion. Anything else would be a failure. Key Players James Wilson - I signed the former Manchester United striker on a free transfer and is head and shoulders above everyone else at the club. Teddy Bishop - Another free transfer acquisition, the central midfielder had a good few months since his arrival. Allan Tchaptchet - Teenage French central defender I signed on loan from Southampton. Mature beyond his years. Raúl Uche - Spanish forward who also signed on a free transfer. His performances were somewhat erratic. Tom Clayton - On loan central defender, also from Southampton, he had a poor season and should play a lot better. Personal Contract Season Contract Start Date Contract Expiry Date Wage Pre Tax Wage After Tax ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On arrival 18 November 2018 30 June 2019 £200 p/w £180 p/w 2018/19 5 May 2019 30 June 2020 £240 p/w ↑ £210 p/w ↑ 2019/20* 5 May 2019 30 June 2020 £240 p/w = £210 p/w = 2019/20 29 February 2020 30 June 2021 £600 p/w ↑ £450 p/w ↑ Personal Coaching Data Season Reputation Qualifications Att Def Fit GkD GkH GkS Tac Tec Men WWY Ada Det PlK YoK LoD MaM Mot ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ On arrival Minimal (0.25*) None 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 2018/19 Minimal = (0.50*) ↑ National C ↑ 4 ↑ 3 ↑ 1 = 1 = 2 ↑ 1 = 4 ↑ 3 ↑ 5 ↑ 4 = 1 = 3 ↑ 4 ↑ 5 ↑ 1 = 3 ↑ 4 ↑ 2019/20* Minimal = (1.00*) ↑ National A ↑↑ 8 ↑ 6 ↑ 3 ↑ 2 ↑ 3 ↑ 2 ↑ 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 4 = 1 = 5 ↑ 7 ↑ 8 ↑ 1 = 8 ↑ 8 ↑ 2019/20 Minimal = (1.00*) = Continental C ↑ 9 ↑ 8 ↑ 3 = 3 ↑ 3 = 3 ↑ 8 ↑ 9 ↑ 9 ↑ 4 = 1 = 6 ↑ 8 ↑ 8 = 1 = 9 ↑ 9 ↑ Season Record Season Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Win Percentage ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 29 18 2 9 59 39 +20 62.07% 2019/20 (BTFC) 35 27 3 5 98 30 +68 77.14% ↑ 2019/20 (EUFC) 15 9 1 5 36 27 +9 60.00% ↓ Overall Career Record After Season Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Win Percentage ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 29 18 2 9 59 39 +20 62.07% 2019/20* 64 45 5 14 157 69 +88 70.31% ↑ 2019/20 79 54 6 19 193 96 +97 68.35% ↓ Career Overview Season Club Champions League Europa League League Position F.A. Cup League Cup Achievements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 Brackley Town N/a N/a Vanarama National League North 9th 4th qualifying round N/a Appointed on 17 November 2018. 20th on arrival. 2019/20* Brackley Town N/a N/a Vanarama National League North 2nd* 4th qualifying round N/a Resigned on 29 February 2020. 2019/20 Ebbsfleet United N/a N/a Vanarama National League 7th Second round N/a Appointed on 29 February 2020. 9th on arrival. Lost in playoff semi final. Former Club Watch Brackley Town A poor run of form at the end of the season saw York City run away with the league title, leaving Brackley to settle for the playoffs, where they lost at home to Kidderminster Harriers in the semi final. Season Champions League Europa League League Position F.A. Cup League Cup Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2018/19 N/a N/a Vanarama National League North 9th 4th qualifying round N/a 2019/20 N/a N/a Vanarama National League North 2nd 4th qualifying round N/a Lost in playoff semi final.
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    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    I am enjoying this. It makes a change to see you not in Iceland, though I obviously understand why you aren’t there.
  5. I always give my number one goalkeeper the number 1, his backup the number 13 and the third choice number 23.
  6. DazRTaylor

    [FM19] A Journey Down A Well Trodden Path

    Ebbsfleet United Club - Ebbsfleet United. Nation - England. League - Vanarama National League (fifth tier). Stadium - Stonebridge Road, Gravesend. Capacity - 4,769 (2,179 seated). Training Facilities - Good. Youth Facilities - Adequate. Data Analysis Facilities - None. Corporate Facilities - Average. Junior Coaching - Average. Youth Recruitment - Average. Youth Level - 3. Media Prediction - 1st. My expectation - 7th. We need a playoff place. Transfer Budget - £11,640. Wage Budget - £32,420 per week. A five fold increase from Brackley. Current Wage Bill - £24,779 per week. I have scope to add to the squad. League The club sit in ninth place, just a point outside the playoff places. Squad Some good talent here, though the defence needs strengthening. F.A. Cup They made it though to the second round, before losing a tight game away to League One side Burton Albion. F.A. Trophy The club are still in the competition and are away to Dover Athletic in the fourth round, which is my first game in charge. Squad Dynamics The squad atmosphere could be better, though the match cohesion is excellent. Finances In the red and losing money. Personal Contract Season Contract Start Date Contract Expiry Date Wage Pre Tax Wage After Tax ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On arrival 18 November 2018 30 June 2019 £200 p/w £180 p/w 2018/19 5 May 2019 30 June 2020 £240 p/w £210 p/w 2019/20* 5 May 2019 30 June 2020 £240 p/w £210 p/w Personal Coaching Data Season Reputation Qualifications Att Def Fit GkD GkH GkS Tac Tec Men WWY Ada Det PlK YoK LoD MaM Mot ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ On arrival Minimal (0.25*) None 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 2018/19 Minimal = (0.50*) ↑ National C ↑ 4 ↑ 3 ↑ 1 = 1 = 2 ↑ 1 = 4 ↑ 3 ↑ 5 ↑ 4 = 1 = 3 ↑ 4 ↑ 5 ↑ 1 = 3 ↑ 4 ↑ 2019/20* Minimal = (1.00*) ↑ National A ↑↑ 8 ↑ 6 ↑ 3 ↑ 2 ↑ 3 ↑ 2 ↑ 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 4 = 1 = 5 ↑ 7 ↑ 8 ↑ 1 = 8 ↑ 8 ↑ Season Record Season Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Win Percentage ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 29 18 2 9 59 39 +20 62.07% 2019/20* 35 27 3 5 98 30 +68 77.14% Overall Career Record After Season Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Win Percentage ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 29 18 2 9 59 39 +20 62.07% 2019/20* 64 45 5 14 157 69 +88 70.31% Career Overview Season Club Champions League Europa League League Position F.A. Cup League Cup Achievements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 Brackley Town N/a N/a Vanarama National League North 9th 4th qualifying round N/a Appointed on 17 November 2018. 20th on arrival. 2019/20* Brackley Town N/a N/a Vanarama National League North 2nd* 4th qualifying round N/a Resigned on 29 February 2020. 2019/20 Ebbsfleet United N/a N/a Vanarama National League Second round N/a Appointed on 29 February 2020. 9th on arrival.
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    [FM19] A Journey Down A Well Trodden Path

    Club Review Season 2019/20 Brackley Town League - I leave the club in second place, pushing hard for the title, neck and neck with York City. League Fixtures 1 & 2 - We have only lost three league games and peaked with a twelve match winning run. F.A. Cup - Havant & Waterlooville proved to be too strong in the fourth qualifying round. F.A. Trophy - Very poor, eliminated by Chelmsford City in the third qualifying round. Pre Season Friendlies - Considering the calibre of opponents, I am happy with the performances and results overall. Squad - The squad is strong for this level and should be able to finish in the top half of the league above. Squad Dynamics - Very healthy indeed. Transfers In - I didn't feel the need to sign anyone else during January. Transfers Out - There hasn't been any more departures. Finances - Still in the black, though continuing to fall. Personal Contract Season Contract Start Date Contract Expiry Date Wage Pre Tax Wage After Tax ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On arrival 18 November 2018 30 June 2019 £200 p/w £180 p/w 2018/19 5 May 2019 30 June 2020 £240 p/w £210 p/w 2019/20* 5 May 2019 30 June 2020 £240 p/w £210 p/w Personal Coaching Data Season Reputation Qualifications Att Def Fit GkD GkH GkS Tac Tec Men WWY Ada Det PlK YoK LoD MaM Mot ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ On arrival Minimal (0.25*) None 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 2018/19 Minimal = (0.50*) ↑ National C ↑ 4 ↑ 3 ↑ 1 = 1 = 2 ↑ 1 = 4 ↑ 3 ↑ 5 ↑ 4 = 1 = 3 ↑ 4 ↑ 5 ↑ 1 = 3 ↑ 4 ↑ 2019/20* Minimal = (1.00*) ↑ National A ↑↑ 8 ↑ 6 ↑ 3 ↑ 2 ↑ 3 ↑ 2 ↑ 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 4 = 1 = 5 ↑ 7 ↑ 8 ↑ 1 = 8 ↑ 8 ↑ Season Record Season Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Win Percentage ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 29 18 2 9 59 39 +20 62.07% 2019/20* 35 27 3 5 98 30 +68 77.14% Overall Career Record After Season Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Win Percentage ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 29 18 2 9 59 39 +20 62.07% 2019/20* 64 45 5 14 157 69 +88 70.31% Career Overview Season Club Champions League Europa League League Position F.A. Cup League Cup Achievements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 Brackley Town N/a N/a Vanarama National League North 9th 4th qualifying round N/a Appointed on 17 November 2018. 20th on arrival. 2019/20* Brackley Town N/a N/a Vanarama National League North 2nd* 4th qualifying round N/a Resigned on 29 February 2020.
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    [FM19] A Journey Down A Well Trodden Path

    An opportunity has arisen and I have grabbed it with both hands...
  9. DazRTaylor

    [FM19] A Journey Down A Well Trodden Path

    Youth Candidates Day Season 2019/20 Brackley Town A poor intake overall, with the three best prospects shown below.
  10. DazRTaylor

    [FM19] A Journey Down A Well Trodden Path

    Mid Season Review Season 2019/20 Brackley Town Vanarama National League North A good first half of the season and we sit in second place, behind York City. The pair of us have broken away from the rest and it looks like it is a two horse race for the title and automatic promotion. F.A. Cup A dreadful campaign saw the club eliminated in the fourth qualifying round, at home by Havant & Waterlooville. F.A. Trophy This was appalling. We went out at the first attempt, in the third qualifying round, losing away to Chelmsford City. Squad Dynamics - Everyone seems to get on with everyone else. Having a young squad that is playing well certainly helps. Transfers In - Free transfers and loans make up the arrivals. All are young and hungry. Although it doesn't mention it in the screenshot, we renewed four of the loans from last season. Transfers Out - I let two of last seasons first team players leave on free transfers as I needed to the the wage bill. Finances - It looks healthy and this is due to the pre season friendlies against much bigger clubs.
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    FM19: Barnsley - A New Beginning?

    Some astute transfer business there.
  12. So I am just curious what you consider to be your best ever save games in FM or the previous CMs that SI made? I have two that come to mind: Way back in Championship Manager Italia (1992?) I took Cremonese to the then European Cup. Around 2014, I had a thirty plus season save as a journeyman across numerous leagues. It was epic. How about you guys?
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    [FM19] A Journey Down A Well Trodden Path

    End of Season Review Season 2018/19 Brackley Town League - A good recovery to finish safely in mid table. The 7-2 home defeat to Telford hurt a lot, though. League Fixtures 1 & 2 - A good recovery towards the end of the season. F.A. Cup - The club made it through to the fourth qualifying round, before losing away to Leamington. This all took place before I arrived at the club F.A. Trophy - A run to the third round was abruptly ended at home by Dulwich Hamlet, who hammered us 5-2. This was four days after we lost 7-2 at home in the league to Telford. Pre Season Friendlies - A small number of friendlies were played long before I arrived. Youth Candidates - A reasonable intake for this level, with Leavi Bird YP19A1 the pick of the bunch. Squad - Some good players here, but still too many who are just not good enough. Squad Dynamics - The squad had quite a few bad eggs at the club, so with them in the reserves, this has improved somewhat. Transfers In - I managed to bring four loans in, plus one permanent signing. The rest were before my time. Transfers Out - Just the one departure, crying, whinging Lee Ndlovu was moved on. Finances - We fluctuate between the red and the black. Next Season A playoff push maybe? Key Players Pierce Bird - Centre half signed on loan from Notts County who proved vital to our recovery. Joe Lynch - The Crewe youngster was an ever present in midfielder once I signed him on loan. Harry Benns - Striker whose poor return of 7 goals in his 20 games is misleading as he played better than that. On loan from Port Vale. Billy O'Brien - Young Welsh goalkeeper signed on a free transfer who is the undisputed number one at the club. Gareth Dean - Central defender who was already here when I arrived. His experience has proved essential. Personal Contract Season Contract Start Date Contract Expiry Date Wage Pre Tax Wage After Tax ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On arrival 18 November 2018 30 June 2019 £200 p/w £180 p/w 2018/19 5 May 2019 30 June 2020 £240 p/w £210 p/w Personal Coaching Data Season Reputation Qualifications Att Def Fit GkD GkH GkS Tac Tec Men WWY Ada Det PlK YoK LoD MaM Mot ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ On arrival Minimal (0.25*) None 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 2018/19 Minimal = (0.50*) ↑ National C ↑ 4 ↑ 3 ↑ 1 = 1 = 2 ↑ 1 = 4 ↑ 3 ↑ 5 ↑ 4 = 1 = 3 ↑ 4 ↑ 5 ↑ 1 = 3 ↑ 4 ↑ Season Record Season Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Win Percentage ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 29 18 2 9 59 39 +20 62.07% Overall Career Record After Season Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Win Percentage ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 29 18 2 9 59 39 +20 62.07% Career Overview Season Club Champions League Europa League League Position F.A. Cup League Cup Achievements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 Brackley Town N/a N/a Vanarama National League North 9th 4th qualifying round N/a Appointed on 17 November 2018. 20th on arrival.
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