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  1. @Andrew Haines - well done on promotion. I'm not surprised by the board since my players in the championship are not a lot better. No idea how you managed to get them at that level although you are paying a lot in wages, my best player is still on just 4K a week.
  2. 2030/31 Table | Squad |Transfers A very middle of the road season where the club were always 4 or 5 points outside the playoffs without managing to get in. Ended the season 5 points outside. In the cups, managed to reach the 3rd Rd of the league cup where the team were well beaten by Chelsea and the 3rd Rd of the FA cup were they were well beaten by Everton. No progress in the Checkatrade trophy. Finances remained quite steady, i got the board to agree to improve the training facilities which they agreed to but cancelled at the end of the season to improve the capacity instead. They did grant a improvement to the youth recruitment. I managed to sign up Probert after his release although he was not quite as good as the previous season and the other strikers fell short. Hammond and Woodyard were again the other star players. I released or sold several long time players in Akinade, Klass, George and Grantham who had made ca 250 apps each. Barrett at RB was so poor i sold him and played a youth player (Hone) for the rest of the season which was not ideal. 2031/32 Table | Squad |Transfers The squad appeared stronger even though there were not many additions. This proved to be the case as the club were just behind the top 2 all season until about March when poor form saw the club drop away. A strong finish saw the club into the playoffs. the semi-final 1st leg the team fell 2-0 behind by halftime to Northampton before drawing 2-2. The 2nd leg was won 2-1. In the final the team was lucky to win 1-0. The cups were generally successful with the club again losing to Chelsea in the 3rd Rd League cup and annoyingly to L1 strugglers Salford in the FA cup 2nd Rd. The checkatrade Trophy was all about penalty shootouts as i lost the unimportant ones but won the ones that mattered. In the final the team won against Sunderland quite easily in the end. Finances improved hugely on the back of this season, the board accepted several bids for Pipiska who really wanted to leave. I also sold Hone who had only L1 potential and the offer seemed too good. I turned down £1.5M for White in Jan. I was able to convince the board to improve the training and youth facilities for next season. They also upgraded the youth recruitment to Extensive which is the max and the youth level to 3. The ground improvement was finished by Nov and pretty much sold out after that. Giamattei was brought back to the club and converted to a RB where he was already competent. Woodyard and Hammond were the main creative players. Rufati also deserved a mention, a player probably not good enough with the ass man telling you to dump him immediately. And yet he puts in consistently good performances, now capped by Kosovo. Up front Probert struggled but Samuel was amazing getting the league top scorer and best player. Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy Achievements/Notes --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 Vanarama South 7th 4th Q Round 2nd Round Playoffs 2020/21 Vanarama South 1st 1st Round 3rd Q Round League Winners, Promotion 2021/22 Vanarama National 10th 2nd Round 2nd Round None 2022/23 Vanarama National 13th 1st Round 4th Round None 2023/24 Vanarama National 15th 1st Round Final FA Trophy finalists 2024/25 Vanarama National 12th 1st Round 1st Round None 2025/26 Vanarama National 3rd 2nd Round 2nd Round Playoff winners, Promotion Season League Position FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Achievements/Notes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2026/27 League 2 10th 2nd Round 1st Round 1st Round None 2027/28 League 2 22nd 1st Round 1st Round 2nd Round None 2028/29 League 2 6th 1st Round 1st Round 1st Round Promotion 2029/30 League 1 16th 2nd Round 1st Round 1st Round None 2030/31 League 1 11th 3rd Round 3rd Round 1st Round None 2031/32 League 1 5th 3rd Round 3rd Round Winners Promotion, Checkatrade Trophy winnners
  3. Perhaps who ever buys Xabier will be more willing to loan him out to you
  4. You did well to get them, i spent a lot of time trying to get them without success as i also have had some good saves with them. Enjoy them while you can since they won't be there next season.
  5. I would go for Gorka Gonzalez. Almost a starter in terms of CA and with improvement could do well. His high pace and finishing could be important although his mental attributes could be better,
  6. 2028/29 Table | Squad | Transfers Started the season strongly and was challenging for the title up to xmas. The form fell away and only a strong finish allowed the club to make the playoffs. Beat Plymouth 3-2 on agg which was more comfortable than it sounds as the club was 3-0 up at one stage. The team beat Rochdale 3-1 in the playoff final. The cups were a write off. Lost 1-6 at home to L2 Ebbsfleet in the league cup and 0-1 away to VNL Boston. Also made no progress in the checkatrade trophy. Finances were reasonable mostly thanks to selling Giamattei and Bytyci. Managed to strengthen the squad well with Hammond doing really well at right wing up to Xmas but could not get him back on loan afterward. Towers came in up front and after a slow start got the club over the line. Record signing Boiling, Woodyard and Mottram all proved to be important signings. 2029/30 Table | Squad | Transfers Spent all season just hovering above the relegation spots until 10 points from the last 4 games made it safe. In the cups the team lost 0-2 away to L2 Port vale. In the FA cup the team lost 0-2 at home to L1 Fleetwood which was disappointing as the 3rd rd was in sight and the team was in reasonable form. No progress again in the checkatrade trophy. Finances improved thanks to selling Jarc who was rated as a future premier league player, i also persuaded the board to improve the youth facilities and youth recruitment. I sold Agbontohoma who had made nearly 300 appearances for the club, Tilt and Dongda He also left after playing over 200 times for the club. In terms of the squad Mottram and Woodyard again were the best players. Managed to pick up Hammond on a free after his release from Watford. Up front i had Probert who finished the league top scorer in spite of missing the last 10 games through injury. The step up proved too much for several long time players like Klass, George and Grantham. Allen went from a 2 star player to a 4 star player over the season to be my best player. Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy Achievements/Notes --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 Vanarama South 7th 4th Q Round 2nd Round Playoffs 2020/21 Vanarama South 1st 1st Round 3rd Q Round League Winners, Promotion 2021/22 Vanarama National 10th 2nd Round 2nd Round None 2022/23 Vanarama National 13th 1st Round 4th Round None 2023/24 Vanarama National 15th 1st Round Final FA Trophy finalists 2024/25 Vanarama National 12th 1st Round 1st Round None 2025/26 Vanarama National 3rd 2nd Round 2nd Round Playoff winners, Promotion Season League Position FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Achievements/Notes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2026/27 League 2 10th 2nd Round 1st Round 1st Round None 2027/28 League 2 22nd 1st Round 1st Round 2nd Round None 2028/29 League 2 6th 1st Round 1st Round 1st Round Playoff winners, Promotion 2029/30 League 1 16th 2nd Round 1st Round 1st Round None
  7. I did not find that at all, most of my players barely wanted any increase on promotion from L2 to L1, my best players went from 1.4k to 1.8k. I think it may be to do with the players expectations of where you will finish and squad strength. The worse the squad the more money players seem to want.
  8. Well done on promotion, you still seem to be bleeding money even with a full stadium. Lets hope you get more for being in Ligue 1
  9. With so many players now seeming to be eligible for many countries, i think it would make sense to have both nationalities (of which some players have several) and national eligibility. Nationalities - these would indicate where a player is primarily from and obviously whether a player counts as foreign or not in a league or needs a WP. National eligibility - These would indicate which nations a player could represent, both those generated at inception (representing parents and grandparents) and any nationalities they have or acquire during their career.
  10. Xabier looks some player already with no real weaknesses and a good personality. Does promising still refer to a high PA or just an reasonably high CA. Since you can't play him until 16 (i think), is there a chance he could be snatched before you play him?
  11. If you don't play him at all, he or the manager at the other club might want to go back, that happens all the time i found. Great work on staying up
  12. Well done on promotion, would you pay any money if the right player was available?
  13. I suspect that the game picks on ability which looks good for the future, he can't be far from a first game. Have you had a international callup before?
  14. 2026/27 Table | Transfers | Squad Started quite poorly but picked without really getting a consistent good run going. As a result spent most of the season in midtable with a late run not good enough to make the playoffs. Cups - disappointing, lost at home to L2 Port vale in the league cup, knocked out by VNL in the 2nd rd of the FA Cup after beating L1 Burton away. Didn't come close to winning a checkatrade cup match. Finances decreased a lot due to the higher expenses of L2 even though attendances rose slightly to 2555 which was negatively impacted by playing in Crawley's stadium for 4 months. The defense was again pretty poor although i signed Westney and Ryder to bolster it. In midfield Klass was able to step up and Watts was fantastic as the season went on. My main 2 strikers also seemed to have no issues in the league with Dongda He getting back to scoring ways after a few lean years. 2027/28 Table | Transfers | Squad Again made a poor start before picking up to get into midtable. Fell off a cliff in the 2nd half of the season getting just 9 points from 18 games to finish just above relegation. Didn't seem able to create chances or score them if they came. Cups - lost to championship Derby in the league cup and L1 Preston in the FA cup which were tough draws. Won a few checkatrade matches to make the 2nd rd. Finances - Sold a few players which enabled me to get the board to improve the training facilities up to adequate standard. Otherwise the finances continued to fall with the club ending up in the red for teh first time in years. Watts had a minimum fee release clause of 250K which several clubs activated and he choose to go to Motherwell which had a real impact on the squad as i was unable to bring in any signings who were better than what i had. The squad generally was quite poor with all areas failing, no players really stood out although Bevis did well in what was his first prolonged run in the squad. Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy Achievements/Notes --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 Vanarama South 7th 4th Q Round 2nd Round Playoffs 2020/21 Vanarama South 1st 1st Round 3rd Q Round League Winners, Promotion 2021/22 Vanarama National 10th 2nd Round 2nd Round None 2022/23 Vanarama National 13th 1st Round 4th Round None 2023/24 Vanarama National 15th 1st Round Final FA Trophy finalists 2024/25 Vanarama National 12th 1st Round 1st Round None 2025/26 Vanarama National 3rd 2nd Round 2nd Round Playoff winners, Promotion Season League Position FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Achievements/Notes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2026/27 League 2 10th 2nd Round 1st Round 1st Round None 2027/28 League 2 22nd 1st Round 1st Round 2nd Round None
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