darren1983

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  1. Good to see this thread still so active though - lots of good work done in here, well done all!
  2. Dissertation almost done, hand it in in a few days and then I can return to this. Have missed this save these past few weeks
  3. 8 seasons in and I'm still pretty much at the same level No time to really play for a little while, got 10,000 word dissertation due in 18 days
  4. Dulwich Hamlet - Season 2038/39 - Championship League - our 7th season at this level followed a familiar path as we again finish mid table. This time though it's fully on me, with 11 games to go we hit the magical 50 point mark and I then started playing some of the higher potential youths in an effort to get them game time. Cost us a few league placings but not much difference between 10th and 15th in the grand scheme of things. League Cup - not great as per usual FA Cup - gave premier league stoke a couple of tough games before they beat us in extra time Transfers - sold Evans (18C) good player but only 12 months left in his deal and wanted to go. Also sold Farley (20B) as he wanted to leave Squad - some much needed game time to some young players but still really reliant on players from my league one days which says a lot Finances - still looking pretty, upgrade to a level 1 category now and even have youth recruitment at above average. Youth Intake - pretty good one this time with 5 players tagged for what feels like first time in ages, some worryingly poor personalities though Andrew Stewart (22A) - Hopefully the striker we've been waiting for Paul Doran (22B) - if Stewart isn't then maybe Doran will be the striker Andy Alexander (22C) - looks to be the supply line for the forwards Tyrone Cole (22D) - another potentially solid GK Ben Burns (22E) - another decent looking CB Career Overview Season League Position Achievements 2017/18 VNS 1st Champions 2018/19 VNL 7th 2019/20 VNL 14th 2020/21 VNL 15th 2021/22 VNL 4th Promotion via playoffs 2022/23 EFL2 22nd 2023/24 EFL2 4th Lost Playoff Semi Final 2024/25 EFL2 22nd 2025/26 EFL2 19th 2026/27 EFL2 9th 2027/28 EFL2 3rd Promotion! 2028/29 EFL1 3rd Lost in Playoff Semi Final 2029/30 EFL1 13th 2030/31 EFL1 8th EFL trophy runner up 2031/32 EFL1 2nd Promotion 2032/33 Champ 10th 2033/34 Champ 16th 2034/35 Champ 13th 2035/36 Champ 11th 2036/37 Champ 16th 2037/38 Champ 11th 2038/39 Champ 15th
  5. Dulwich Hamlet - Season 2037/38 - Championship League - up and down season, slow start, very good middle, poor end, you can see from the graph how the season went. Sometimes I feel I've taken the club as far as I can but I go on. League Cup - Lost to league one side in 1st round FA Cup - lost to fellow championship side in the 3rd round Transfers - None, just the sale of Gibson Squad - Same as last season really, no one really breaking through or even looking like it right now Finances - still looking healthy, am slowly upgrading facilities, we're now cat 2 youth academy, and getting youth and training facilities up slowly. Youth Intake - pretty solid one, no real outstanding players but 3 did get tagged; Tony Newton (21A) - can play all across back line Dave Gill (21B) - CM/DM will by trained to be our starting DM I think Nicholas Roeder (21C) - yet another CB Career Overview Season League Position Achievements 2017/18 VNS 1st Champions 2018/19 VNL 7th 2019/20 VNL 14th 2020/21 VNL 15th 2021/22 VNL 4th Promotion via playoffs 2022/23 EFL2 22nd 2023/24 EFL2 4th Lost Playoff Semi Final 2024/25 EFL2 22nd 2025/26 EFL2 19th 2026/27 EFL2 9th 2027/28 EFL2 3rd Promotion! 2028/29 EFL1 3rd Lost in Playoff Semi Final 2029/30 EFL1 13th 2030/31 EFL1 8th EFL trophy runner up 2031/32 EFL1 2nd Promotion 2032/33 Champ 10th 2033/34 Champ 16th 2034/35 Champ 13th 2035/36 Champ 11th 2036/37 Champ 16th 2037/38 Champ 11th
  6. Trying to carry this save on while also trying to wrote a 10,000 word dissertation is proving a little difficult hence my slow progress but have finally completed my current season, bit of time over this weekend as am taking a break from writing so should be able to make some good progress.
  7. @Sn00gle Yeah we get a good mix of 2nd nationalities being in London, keeps it interesting Another solid season there. Sadly for us I'll never get to see what I can make of Ramer Gibson (20A) as on transfer deadline day my board accepted a bid for him from Newcastle and wouldn't listen to my protests. Got 2.5m rising to 5.25m but we already had over 20m in the bank so not like we needed the money
  8. Dulwich Hamlet - Season 2036/37 - Championship League - Started the season well and were 4th after 10 games when we fell apart. Only 3 wins between September and middle of Jan before finding form again. As usual problem is scoring goals. We did have a bonkers game away to Brighton though. Graph. League Cup - first 2 round were when in form and 3rd round was just as we started to drop FA Cup - Premier League Everton too good for us. Transfers -No big ones this year, some deadwood moved on and youngsters getting game son loan Squad - not much happening here, we're still punching above our weight Finances - still counting the money from last season's big sale, am slowly getting facilities up to a decent standard which should help Key Players Gary Carney - current 1st choice LB Kevin Graham (11B) - plays our box to box role and chips in with some key goals Ertgrul Orhan (07A) - Still doing the business for us, but I am starting to ease him out as he's league two player and at 29 isn't going to get better Terry Goodlife (10A) - protects the back 4 well but I really need a young player to come through here, he's solid but need better Kyle Urwin (18B) - Breakthrough season for the young winger and ended the season in good form in front of goal Youth Intake - Our 1st since the upgrade in recruitment (only to average but an upgrade is an upgrade) and got 5 prospects Ramer Gibson (20A) - LB and rated as potential to be one of the best of his generation. So I'm looking forward to seeing how I mess him up. Colin Farley (20B) - striker that is needed as we've only produced a couple of decent ones Ventsislav Dimitrov (20C) - a CB to add to our collection Luke Tweed (20D) - another LB, could be useful is I mess up Gibson and I can improve his personality Kerry John (20E) - potentially a solid GK Career Overview Season League Position Achievements 2017/18 VNS 1st Champions 2018/19 VNL 7th 2019/20 VNL 14th 2020/21 VNL 15th 2021/22 VNL 4th Promotion via playoffs 2022/23 EFL2 22nd 2023/24 EFL2 4th Lost Playoff Semi Final 2024/25 EFL2 22nd 2025/26 EFL2 19th 2026/27 EFL2 9th 2027/28 EFL2 3rd Promotion! 2028/29 EFL1 3rd Lost in Playoff Semi Final 2029/30 EFL1 13th 2030/31 EFL1 8th EFL trophy runner up 2031/32 EFL1 2nd Promotion 2032/33 Champ 10th 2033/34 Champ 16th 2034/35 Champ 13th 2035/36 Champ 11th 2036/37 Champ 16th
  9. @XaW fantastic couple of seasons here, and progressing nicely in Europe as well. Well done. @Sn00gle couple good seasons for you as well, working your way up that league. @SebKolbeck solid firsts season there, welcome and good luck
  10. Dulwich Hamlet - EFL Championship - Season 2035/36 League Table| Graph| League Cup| FA Cup| Transfers| Squad| Finances What a very strange season this was. Started in the summer when Premier League clubs starting sniffing around our young prospect Rory Collis (17A) I rejected a bid from Newcastle and this proved to be a mistake as Collis was determined to leave and managed to get his team mates to agree so going into the new season moral was rock bottom. In the end we managed to get a great price for Collis from Everton and away he went. The damage was done though as we were finding goals hard to come by and a few days after selling Collis we also lost our other front line striker, and record scorer Weaver for 3 months, this meant it took us 10 games to even record our first win of the season. With goals hard to come by I started playing around with formations trying to find some form before eventually choosing to return to my 433 that has served us so well. I tweaked some roles to make us harder to beat, our form improved as we hardly conceded but goals were still an issue (At no stage of the season did we have a positive GD) but we pulled away form relegation battle and were comfortable in mid table. Towards the end of the season I managed my 1000th game which ended in a 2-0 loss to a Swansea side that only had 1 shot on target - somehow felt right In the cups we beat a couple lower league sides before succumbing to Premier League side Norwich in the league cup and in the FA Cup Spurs were too good for us. Youth Intake A good intake with 4 players tagged and thanks to the Collis transfer I was not only able to improve training and youth facilities but we also finally went from category 4 to category 3. Joseph Kyricou (19A) - CM to ad to our growing list of young players that can play in our AP role Will Dobson (19B) - another CB to add to our collection Robert Potts (19C) - this gives us 3 keepers now all under 21 who, with some work, could make it for us Akeen Steele (19D) - would have ranked him higher but his personality (low determination) worries me, needs some good tutoring to have a chance Season League Position Achievements 2017/18 VNS 1st Champions 2018/19 VNL 7th 2019/20 VNL 14th 2020/21 VNL 15th 2021/22 VNL 4th Promotion via playoffs 2022/23 EFL2 22nd 2023/24 EFL2 4th Lost Playoff Semi Final 2024/25 EFL2 22nd 2025/26 EFL2 19th 2026/27 EFL2 9th 2027/28 EFL2 3rd Promotion! 2028/29 EFL1 3rd Lost in Playoff Semi Final 2029/30 EFL1 13th 2030/31 EFL1 8th EFL trophy runner up 2031/32 EFL1 2nd Promotion 2032/33 Champ 10th 2033/34 Champ 16th 2034/35 Champ 13th 2035/36 Champ 11th
  11. @Sn00glegood luck in Poland @XaWcongrats on a league title and European football already.
  12. @XaW congrats on the promotion and the excellent season after. @Sanno11 well done on staying up, that's huge. And look at all the money! Really like the look of Francis-Folkes too.
  13. I've managed to get an upgrade approved after I made my huge sale.
  14. Yeah have already had my youth recruitment improved and youth facilities upgraded. Just gotta make sure we stay up this year I think. An injury crisis coupled with the low morale already at the club has meant his has been our toughest season at this level. Glad to hear your game is playable again though.
  15. Not likely - I turned down a bid for him from newcastle just before the season started and he kicked up such a fuss the whole squad went into revolt and morale dropped like a stone, as a result our form is P5 W0 D3 L3 F1 A4 Everton came in for him and I had to let him go - got a good price though