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  1. Apologies if this isn't the right place for it but I'm still plodding along with Donegal Celtic in FM20 and have finally turned professional thanks to an accumulation of player sales and sell on fees coming through. We have just finished our 7th season in the premier league with our highest finish in 6th position, I'm hoping that us turning pro will help in being able to not only retain our talented youngster but also help us develop them. The only concern is the big increase to the player and staff wage bill but hopefully we will be able to bring more income through success on the
  2. Donegal Celtic Season 2029/30 Review – Danske Bank Premiership – Northern Ireland League (9th) – Squad – Transfers – Finances Top Goalscorer – Ryan Norton YP5M (18) Top Average Rating – Ryan Norton YP5M (7.08) Most Assists – Jamie Kelly YP4J (6) For the third season in a row we finished 9th in the league, there is a big gap of quality between the top teams in the league and those in the bottom and we can’t seem to bridge the gap. We finished with 6 points more than last season and were never really in danger of being relegated again. Over the course of the se
  3. What do you do in the transfer window when one of your players gets sold and you can't protest with the board?
  4. Donegal Celtic Season 2028/29 Review – Danske Bank Premiership – Northern Ireland League (9th) – Squad – Transfers – Finances Top Goalscorer – Ryan Norton YP5M (15) Top Average Rating – Ryan Norton YP5M (6.87) Most Assists – Martin McMullan YP7B (6) This was a poor season for us, we finished in the same position as last season but ended up 10 points worse off which was largely due to a big gulf in quality between the bottom 5 teams and the rest. We conceded a massive 68 goals in the league and did poorly in the cups but I’m just glad that we managed to stay up as
  5. Donegal Celtic Season 2027/28 Review – Danske Bank Premiership – Northern Ireland League (9th) – Squad – Transfers – Finances Top Goalscorer – Kyle McDermott YP7I (11) Top Average Rating – Kyle McDermott YP7I (7.19) Most Assists – David Long YP1J (5) I wasn’t hoping for anything spectacular in our first division in the top flight, but we were never in danger of getting relegated all season, we started off well but fizzled out to a 9th place finish which I was pleased with particularly due to the amount of first team players that were sold over my head in January.
  6. Great work @PaddersYou must be close to some sort of record surely? would love to see a review/recap of your career when you stop playing the save.
  7. James Morris YP5A, the youngster who got poached from us from Larne has just received his first call up for the Northern Irish senior team which makes him the first player to do so from our youth academy. We've got a 50% sell on clause on him and Man Utd are currently linked with him.... He's currently got a £500k release clause so i'm hoping Larne can renew him to another contract to get rid of that and hopefully I'll be in for a huge windfall!
  8. Donegal Celtic Season 2026/27 Review – Belfast Telegraph Championship – Northern Ireland League (1st) – Squad – Transfers – Finances Top Goalscorer – Aled Smith YP5I (24) Top Average Rating – Aled Smith YP5I (7.50) Most Assists – Aled Smith YP5I (10) After 4 seasons in the second tier and two failed playoff attempts, we finally get promoted by winning the league comfortably. What a season it was, although it started badly with the loss of Chris McBride YP4H to Ballymena amongst other first team players to leave the club in pre-season. We went top of the lea
  9. Congrats on the title @XaW, Hammond has great mentals and physicals and looks like a decent little player for that level. Unfortunately I don't think we can offer contracts until we get to the top tier, as I've not been able to after having spent 3 seasons in the 2nd tier.
  10. So one of my players who got poached by Larne whilst on a youth contract, has just been signed by Crusaders for around £500k, I had a 15% clause on the profit of the sale so I managed to pocket £48k with another £20k in instalments! Good return for a player who only played one game for us and none for Larne.
  11. Donegal Celtic Season 2025/26 Review – Belfast Telegraph Championship – Northern Ireland League (3rd) – Squad – Transfers – Finances Top Goalscorer – Duarte da Silva Xavier YP3J (24) Top Average Rating – James Clarke YP2I (7.19) Most Assists – Chris McBride YP4H (19) We started the season brightly even though 4 of our starting players were poached by premiership teams. Larne bought James Morris YP5A and Russell Corbett YP4C for a combined £50k and were my first players who I made money from, Morris has went on to win caps for NI U21s and I managed to get a 50% sel
  12. I'm managing Donegal Celtic too, just let the assistant sign them when he gives you a recommended list of players then they should be on youth contracts on £1 p/w for 3 years.
  13. Nice one! I've never seen them become playable, Stuart Dallas actually came through their system before joing Crusaders.
  14. Yeah mate, good tactic is keep your youth players on youth contracts for as long as possible so then you can actually get some sort of compensation if one of the top division teams come in for them.
  15. I mentioned this on the previous page, would be good to have more people playing in N.I with this challenge. When I was reloading I could only get either Donegal Celtic or Belfast Celtic, although I probably only tried about 10 times.
  16. Haven't even got to the start of next season and my 5* CA youth product is gone already. I keep my youth products on youth contracts for as long as possible because I can only offer non-contracts which means they can leave for free. However I also didnt realise that clubs could sign my players on a youth contract for a compensation fee as shown below (a measly 19k with 15% of next sale). Teams can also make offers for my youth products so Larne came in after Crusaders tried to get him on compensation and I managed to eventually get 30k plus 50% on next sale, which is less tha
  17. Donegal Celtic Season 2024/25 Review – Belfast Telegraph Championship – Northern Ireland League (3rd) – Squad – Transfers – Finances Top Goalscorer – Duarte da Silva Xavier YP3J (12) Top Average Rating – James Clarke YP2I (7.16) Most Assists – Chris McBride YP4H (10) Another fantastic season for us, we ultimately fell short of promotion by the smallest of margins losing in the playoff final on away goals against Newry. We managed to finish third in the league which mean we had to play 2nd in a two-legged playoff before playing another two-legged playoff against th
  18. 2 CM's and 2 Forwards!! Exactly what we need, another so called golden generation too which is promising.
  19. Donegal Celtic Season 2023/24 Review – Belfast Telegraph Championship – Northern Ireland League (5th) – Squad – Transfers – Finances Top Goalscorer – Duarte da Silva Xavier YP3J (10) Top Average Rating – Andrew Hoy YP1G (7.05) Most Assists – Gavin Curley YP3F (6) We started the season as we left off and were surprisingly top of the league after around 10 games, there are a few teams which are much bigger than us as shown by the difference in salaries. Annoyingly my best striker Ben Patterson YP1F annoyingly left us for Glentoran at the start of the season (and was
  20. Lads, just checking, we can't resign our youth products can we? My star striker has been poached by Glentoran and they released him when the new manager came in
  21. Donegal Celtic Season 2022/23 Review – Belfast Telegraph Championship 2 – Northern Ireland League (1st) – Squad – Transfers – Finances Top Goalscorer – Robert McVarnock (17) Top Average Rating – Mark McNeill YP2G (7.19) Most Assists – Mark McNeill YP2G (14) What a season it was! We started fast out from the blocks and our form continued throughout the whole season. The first and only league loss came after the 19th game of the season which meant we broke a league record of a run of 23 games without losing. We finished runners-up in the County Antrim Shield whilst
  22. Wow, you've really flew through the leagues, suprised Mutombo hasn't received a France call up after winning the golden boy award.
  23. The lowest division starts with 11 teams in the first season with no relegation and then in the second season goes to 12 (1 team promoted from regional divisions) with a relegation spot. Not sure why but I'd imagine there was some kind of league structure change IRL.
  24. Donegal Celtic Season 2021/22 Review – Belfast Telegraph Championship 2 – Northern Ireland League (6th) – Squad – Transfers – Finances Top Goalscorer – Declan Monaghan (18) Top Average Rating – Declan Monaghan (7.42) Most Assists – Declan Monaghan (8) I thought we’d do a lot better this year after the youth intake we got through last year, we started poorly, and the board called me in to discuss my future at the end of December. Thankfully a change in tactics led us to have a fantastic 2nd half of the season and we finished the league season with 5 straight wins w
  25. Quick question guys, how do I add an image to my post without having to link it?
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