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  1. Squad | Table | Transfers 2026/27 A disastrous season really as i was thinking about promotion and the team barely avoided relegation. Started badly especially away but picked up in nov and dec to give faint hope of the playoffs. Drew most of feb and then only won 2 of the last 15 games. Ended with the worst away record in the league. In the JPT the team reached the final to play Crewe for the 2nd year running. This was closer but still a win, 2-1 in ET. In the league cup the team faced Prem West Brom away in the 2nd Rd. They won 2-1 in ET after matching them for most of the game. The team were well beaten by prem Swansea 1-3 at home in the 3rd Rd. In the FA Cup the team reached the 3rd Rd again facing championship Blackburn. After drawing the 1st game 2-2 away the replay was lost 1-2. Attendances dropped by a thousand for an average of ~2500, this impacted the finances and the club finished the season only just in the black. My transfers went completely wrong this season which contributed to the poor season. I signed Jimoh who is a championship player but could not get a wp. I let my back up LB Rolland (101 apps,1 goal) go only to see Byrne injure himself for 6 months. Todd who is awkard at LB ended up playing 5 games there along with Koc for a while. Also let my back up RB Osei-tutu (232 apps, 3 goals) and CB Piroli (196 apps, 6 goals) leave which also left me exposed when i couldn't sign the replacements i wanted. I did get a great offer for my 3rd choice keeper who was only L1 potential anyway and quickly sold him off. Brought in Hungary's keeper to strengthen the position. The midfield did ok but there is little end product in terms of goals or assists. The wingers in Wendling and Adarabioyo did well with Adarabioyo being the standout player in the squad. Morris scored a good number of goals with Topi also weighing in. Club icon Quintero (336 games, 82 goals) left for a new challenge - retirement as it turned out! Club legend Saraiva also retired at the end of the season after 11 seasons. He played 520 games with 78 goals and 144 assists coming in that time. I offered him a job as an u18 coach which is the only staff position i had available. 2027/28 Squad | Table | Transfers Started this season much better and the team was always in the top 4 for most of the season. Had one bad patch in late dec/early Jan but made it up, without pulling clear of the rest. With 4 games to go the team drew away to Preston and lost at home to Colchester, this meant that the team was top on GD with 2 games to go but only 2 points separated the top 5. An away win at Hull kept the team top and took them out of the promotion picture. A draw at home to Wycombe meant the team missed out on automatic promotion to finish 3rd. In the playoffs the team drew 1-1 away to Tranmere before the 2nd leg at home also finished 1-1. A winner in the 1st minute of extra time was enough to win the match. The team faced Luton in the final, this match also finished 1-1 and went into extra time. However 2 early goals in ET were enough to win the match 3-2. Lost in the 1st Rd of the league cup away to L1 Charlton. After drawing 1-1 the team lost on penalties. The team went out in the 2nd Rd of the JPT which probably helped with the league. In the FA cup the team reached the 3rd Rd again where they lost at home 2-3 to prem West Brom, this was in spite of having 15 shots to 7 on goal. Finances improved immensely as a result of player sales, the board agreed to improve both youth and training facilities which is the first improvements made. In goal i sold Nagy for 850K and made another 1 million though sell-ons. I brought in a young German keeper who is not as good. Dam ended up playing nearly half the games anyway. Sold my best youth player from last season Subirats as the money was good for a 3.5 star potential player. Sold on Jimoh since i could not get a WP for him, Gueye (146 apps,6 goals) had handed in a transfer request and so i reluctantly sold him on for 1.3 million As a result i brought in Barthel to play alongside stalwart Gee. Martinovic continued at LB. At RB Walford (149 apps, 1 goal) left after wanting too much money, Hodgkiss came on loan and did extremely well even though not rated that high. In the middle the 3 of Brockholm, Bunjaku and Bartkus backed up by Todd proved too strong for most teams. On the wings Wendling had another good season, Adarabioyo become a club legend even though the club has never owned the player. Morris was injured for about 5 months, as a result i brought in Takac who was outstanding and offered a lot more than Morris. Season League Position FA cup FA Trophy/ JPT League cup Europe Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2016/17 Conference North 3rd 3rd Qf Rd 3rd Qf Rd N/A N/A None 2017/18 Conference North 10th 3rd Qf Rd 3rd Qf Rd N/A N/A None 2018/19 Conference North 10th 3rd Qf Rd 1st Rd N/A N/A None 2019/20 Conference North 2nd 1st Rd 3rd Rd N/A N/A Promoted 2020/21 Conference National 7th 4th Qf Rd 2nd Rd N/A N/A None 2021/22 Conference National 4th 1st Rd 1st Rd N/A N/A Promoted 2022/23 League 2 12th 1st Rd 1st Rd 1st Rd N/A None 2023/24 League 2 15th 2nd Rd Qtr-Final 2nd Rd N/A None 2024/25 League 2 7th 2nd Rd 2nd Rd 1st Rd N/A Promoted 2025/26 League 1 11th 3rd Rd Qtr-Final 1st Rd N/A None 2026/27 League 1 6th 3rd Rd Winners 2nd Rd N/A JPT Winners 2027/28 League 1 17th 3rd Rd Winners 2nd Rd N/A JPT Winners 2028/29 League 1 3rd 3rd Rd 2nd Rd 1st Rd N/A Promoted
  2. 2025/26 Table | Squad | Transfers Overall this was a disappointing season as the team threatened so much more. Started the season very well and was in 2nd place for a while, Huddersfield were clear from the very start. Dropped out of the playoffs after 30 games after a run of poor form and was never able to get back in. 5 points from the last 5 games sealed a midtable position. Poor home form and a general lack of goals were the cause of the teams problems. Overtook Salford to be the top dafuge team. Lost 0-2 at home after ET in the League cup to Championship Fulham after going down to 10 men from 70 mins. Reached the 3rd rd of the FA cup for the first time and faced Fulham again losing 1-2 at home this time. Lost to MK Dons in the JPT Qtr-final being thrashed 0-3 at home. Finances are again poor only kept in the black by the solidarity payment, this was in spite of attendances doubling this season to 3195. Training facilities decreased this season, so far no increases in facilities have occured. Staff numbers allowed doubled at the end of the season, more staff than i actually need. Due to scouting the world i quickly scouted a few african national teams and found Gueye, a senegal U-20 with italian nationality. The rest of the defence did quite well along with the midfield. Saraiva did not have the highest rating for the first season ever although still did quite well considering his age and half star ability. Bunjaku had that honor although i might have wished for more output from him in terms of assists and goals. Morris was brought in having scored just 3 goals in 47 games for his previous clubs which i didn't notice until after he had signed. Broke the St Neots record for goals in a season. Johnstone seemed unable to cope with the step up. Marshall (119 apps, 5 goals) left not having appeared much for the team since the conference. Tierney (111 apps, 6 goals) was a youth product at the club when i joined but never really kicked on in the way Rose did. 2026/27 Table | Squad | Transfers Started well again and was battling for the 2nd spot until nov/dec. A horror run of 7 games with just 4 points and a GD of -12 meant the team dropped out of contention. A run of 7 wins in jan/feb however put the team back into 2nd. Preston overtook me in Mar with a winning run of 13 games. Automatic promotion was still possible going into the last 5 games with 4 at home. Just 2 points meant the team limped into the playoffs. A 1-1 home draw against Chesterfield was followed by a 2-1 defeat away. A 88th minute equiliser for St Neots was followed by a 90th minute winner although the team was 2nd best for both legs after most of the defence were suspended. Same problems with poor home form and lack of goals. In the League cup the team lost 2-1 away to Premiership West Brom in a one sided match. Reached the 3rd Rd of the FA cup but faced L1 Northampton away in the midst of poor form. Lost the match 0-1. In the JPT the team reached the final and faced L2 Crewe. Comfortably won 3-1 but only 10K turned up so i lost money. Finances are still poor with the solidarity payment keeping the club afloat. Defence was generally strong apart from 2 patches. Not sure how long Gueye will remain. Midfield is where the strength of my team is. Bunjaku put in another solid season as did Bartkus. Brokholm was wanted by clubs such as Barcelona and Celtic and has prem potential, he is Saravia's replacement at AM. Was injured a fair bit but Saraiva stepped in to do well but is now in real decline. Got Adarabioyo on loan and he was my best player. Described as the next David Beckham he has only championship potential so is unlikely to go that far. Wendling also started to live up to his potential. Up front Johnstone (154 apps, 63 goals) was let go, Morris had another good season but faded in the last month. Season League Position FA cup FA Trophy/ JPT League cup Europe Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2016/17 Conference North 3rd 3rd Qf Rd 3rd Qf Rd N/A N/A None 2017/18 Conference North 10th 3rd Qf Rd 3rd Qf Rd N/A N/A None 2018/19 Conference North 10th 3rd Qf Rd 1st Rd N/A N/A None 2019/20 Conference North 2nd 1st Rd 3rd Rd N/A N/A Promoted 2020/21 Conference National 7th 4th Qf Rd 2nd Rd N/A N/A None 2021/22 Conference National 4th 1st Rd 1st Rd N/A N/A Promoted 2022/23 League 2 12th 1st Rd 1st Rd 1st Rd N/A None 2023/24 League 2 15th 2nd Rd Qtr-Final 2nd Rd N/A None 2024/25 League 2 7th 2nd Rd 2nd Rd 1st Rd N/A Promoted 2025/26 League 1 11th 3rd Rd Qtr-Final 1st Rd N/A None 2026/27 League 1 6th 3rd Rd Winners 2nd Rd N/A JPT Winners Salford let all their squad go and just played the remaining 5 first teamers, youths and a few loans. They won the first league game but that proved a highlight
  3. I took the opportunity to scout some countries u21's found a senegalese CB with a italian nationality. Has prem potential according to my coaches after i signed him so its not completely wasted. Most i can't sign, i also only have 6 scouts anyway
  4. My scouts have seen a good young CB, seems he is being tracked by Porto, Benfica and Barcelona. Definitely one to keep an eye one, his wage demands are just out of my reach.
  5. Table | Squad | Transfers Started the season well and spent a lot of the early part in the playoffs. A lot of postponements meant the team was always trying to play catch-up, at one point the team had 4 games in hand. Goals were a problem all season although the defence has improved from last year. An inability to beat teams at the bottom meant that the automatic places were always just out of reach. A late run of wins against the other playoff contenders put the team into 7th place with a game to go. A draw away to Oldham was enough to secure a playoff spot. The team played Peterborough, drawing 1-1 at home in spite of being the better team. The team then nicked a 2-0 win away. In the final the team completely dominated against Bradford winning 3-0. There was very little cup success, the team lost 0-1 at home in ET against championship Luton. They went out in the 2nd Rd of the JPT losing 1-3 at home to L1 Leyton Orient. In the FA Cup it needed a replay to get past Northern Premier Ilkeston. They then lost 1-3 away to L2 strugglers Blackpool. Due to expanding Rowley park, I spent 11 months playing in Cambridge (just 17 miles away) this season and my attendance dropped by 600, it cost me £250K i calculated Finances went down this year only kept in the black by playing in the playoff final. The board announced that i can now scout the world. There were few transfers in, mostly just backups. Gee was a first teamer and made a huge difference in defence. Erngaard came in mar and improved the midfield which was depleted by injury. At the start of the season the midfield looked strong and so i let Robinson (227 apps, 14 goals)go. I also sold Larsson, the first player for a sum. He was my highest earner and had contibuted very little. The defence was much better this year with Gee and Piroli in central defence. LB was more of a problem as i discarded Pezzi, Roland did ok when fit. My 4th choice LB played 4 games because of injuries. RB duties were split between Walford and Osei-Tutu. All the midfielders were in good form although Bunjaki missed 5 months through injury which nearly disrupted the 2nd half of the season until Erngaard came in. The wingers were poor at the start of the season but really picked up by the end scoring most of my goals. Saraiva was still a prescence even though injuries are more frequent, my coaches still think i should get rid of him Youth product Rose is shaping up to be a good replacement. Johnstone was very hit and miss all season but was pretty much my only striker. Season League Position FA cup FA Trophy/ JPT League cup Europe Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2016/17 Conference North 3rd 3rd Qf Rd 3rd Qf Rd N/A N/A None 2017/18 Conference North 10th 3rd Qf Rd 3rd Qf Rd N/A N/A None 2018/19 Conference North 10th 3rd Qf Rd 1st Rd N/A N/A None 2019/20 Conference North 2nd 1st Rd 3rd Rd N/A N/A Promoted 2020/21 Conference National 7th 4th Qf Rd 2nd Rd N/A N/A None 2021/22 Conference National 4th 1st Rd 1st Rd N/A N/A Promoted 2022/23 League2 12th 1st Rd 1st Rd 1st Rd N/A None 2023/24 League2 15th 2nd Rd Qtr-Final 2nd Rd N/A None 2024/25 League2 7th 2nd Rd 2nd Rd 1st Rd N/A Promoted
  6. Thats a solid season there michaelmurrayuk. I'm surprised you managed to sign Borthwick-Jackson, he must have a high potential. I haven't managed to persuade the board to make any improvements yet to the facilities. I hope you have more than 500 watching you at hilton park. I spent 11 months playing in Cambridge (just 17 miles away)this season and my attendance dropped by 600, it cost me £250K i calculated! Mind you i reached the playoffs and faced peterborough (25 miles away), but only took 100 fans to the away match to such a important match, clearly they are a local bunch in St Neots.
  7. Preston - that doesn't seem a good move
  8. Nice to get a callup but it doesn't look i'm first choice for the club
  9. I hope that is not a sign of things to come
  10. Possibly not since thay have no history in the leagues to build up attendance, no smaller club has ever been at that level and they are in 24th by mid dec. The other obvious factor is the catchment area has a lot of other clubs so attendance would never grow very much. Nearest recent clubs IRL i can find is Colchester and Scunthorpe averaging 5500 and both could be considered bigger clubs
  11. They are in moor lane with crowds averaging 3300! Capacity is 9250
  12. Table | Squad | Transfers Started the season with a win but then went 13 games before another league win. By 20 games the team had only 15 points and were 2nd from bottom and 5 points adrift. I had been unable to make any of the signings i wanted in the summer and by the end of sept i panicked and signed loads of east europeans nearly doubling the wage budget. It seemed to take until late dec for results to improve but eventually the quality of my new signings told and i then took 39 points from 21 games only losing 2 games. The last 5 games i didn't win which meant i slipped slightly in the table. In the cups i had some success, beat L1 Colchester 4-1 at home before getting thrashed 0-6 at home to premiership Burnley. Lost 1-3 away in the Qtr final of the JPT to L1 Bristol City and 0-1 at home to L1 Charlton in the FA Cup 2nd rd The problem was in defence with the 3rd worst defence in the league meaning i drew a lot of games i could have won. I also suffered from indiscipline with a new league record of 107 yellows and 9 reds, all of the reds came in the first half of the season. Finances were again only rescued by the solidarity payment. The terracing was replaced by seating reducing the ground capacity to 2760. As a result of this the board announced that the club will build 2240 standing. This will take 11 months and the club will play at the abbey stadium in Cambridge. Meanwhile Salford have reached the championship This year my transfers mostly came off although Larsson and Pascal didn't really play as well as i'd hoped. I also let some of the conference stalwarts go including Davenport(145 apps,3 goals), Roberts(141 apps,45 goals) and Shitta (174 apps,13 goals) as none were quite up to L2 performance. Pym didn't do so well and the season ended with Dam in goal. Pezzi is the dirtest player i have ever seen, spending more time suspended than playing . Rolland ended by playing more games. Piroli was the only CB to put in any good performances although he also missed a lot of games in supensions. In midfield the new central pairing of Bartkus and Bunjaku came off. Bartkus started with 3 red cards in 3 games but ended being capped by Lithuania. Saraiva produced some more great performances in spite of being ability wise my worse player, now a club legend. On the wings Salt put in some performances and was the only light in the first half of the season. Quintero picked up after xmas. Johnstone scored only 6 goals before Jan but went goal crazy after to set a new club record for goals in a season. Season League Position FA cup FA Trophy/ JPT League cup Europe Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2016/17 Conference North 3rd 3rd Qf Rd 3rd Qf Rd N/A N/A None 2017/18 Conference North 10th 3rd Qf Rd 3rd Qf Rd N/A N/A None 2018/19 Conference North 10th 3rd Qf Rd 1st Rd N/A N/A None 2019/20 Conference North 2nd 1st Rd 3rd Rd N/A N/A Promoted 2020/21 Conference National 7th 4th Qf Rd 2nd Rd N/A N/A None 2021/22 Conference National 4th 1st Rd 1st Rd N/A N/A Promoted 2022/23 League2 12th 1st Rd 1st Rd 1st Rd N/A None 2023/24 League2 15th 2nd Rd Qtr-Final 2nd Rd N/A None
  13. Salford are high rep, so you won't need too many reloads. Not sure its that challenging, the team has reached the championship by 2024 under AI management in my game, they did the conferences in just 2 seasons
  14. Well done on promotion michaeltmurrayuk. Girolamo looks good and i'm sure some of the other players like Paulinho will be able to do a job in L2. I don't think you will make money with those attendances, the costs in L2 rocket and the JPT and league cups get terrible crowds. The ground improvements to meet L2 standards are costing me, about 400K in just 2 seasons to build 1500 seats and then 2200 standing. St Neots is losing money with an average attendance this season of 1500 and a wage budget of 16.5K p/w which is the lowest in the division.
  15. Player Name:Stuart Bunn Position(s): MC/AMC Nationality/Place of birth: Southampton (England) / Home country second Birthdate: March 04, 2001 Hair color/complexion (if it's necessary): N/A right foot/left foot: right Assign one attribute (4 total) (technical/mental/physical) at 18, 15, 12...and 3: Passing 18, Tackling 15, Flair 12, Jumping Reach 3 You may select one PPM: Tries Killer Balls often I also think Italy would be a good choice