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    Lifelong CM/FM fan who has just found a bit of spare time to get playing again


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  1. South Shields F.C Season 1 2019-2020 First Team Squad | Finances | Transfers Season Review League (Table) - We made a great start to the season with the only loss after 10 games to eventual league winners York. The size of our squad started to become and issue nearer to December and with injuries mounting, our performances dropped. We had two bouts of poor form and this saw us hit a low of 13th position, dropping from a high of 5th earlier in the season. Once the games had thinned to one a week we recovered and managed to end strongly, winning 5 of the last 6. Our finishing position of 10th was way above my expectations. Cups (FA Cup) - A really great run for our first attempt, knocking out league 2 Leyton Orient was surprising. To lose in the 2nd round to Dover was a blow. Youth Intake A disappointing first intake, but with a strong first team, I will give these chances. Great to have some squad depth at least. Lennon Richards (YP01a) A slow centre back, but has some ability and will be on the bench a lot to gain experience. Transfers, Finance and Facilities Our finances look great for this league. I managed to get a junior coaching increase and will start asking for more over this summer. No movements in or out and our best 4 players are tied into long contracts so happy we aren't losing talent. Summary With the average age of the first team over 30 we are racing against time to get youth players into the squad but another year of survival would be all I ask for again.
  2. @Novafluff What a great season mate, to win it in style on the last day is brilliant. Good luck next season I am cancelling my attempt in Italy with Como and started again in England. I am the new boss at South Shields With only 18 players it will be a long season, but after a decent period of getting used to the team, I am happy and will definitely continue.
  3. I am back for another attempt, this year I will begin in Italy. Meet the new boss at Como 1907.
  4. East Kilbride F.C. Season 13 2029/2030 First Team Squad | Finances | Transfers Season Review Cups - (Results) - We were knocked out in the second round of the Betfred Cup (Our first game). In the Scottish cup we had our easiest run to the final. We had lower league teams until we met St Mirren in the Semi final. We comfortably beat them. A final against Celtic was the prize. We were poor and lost 2-0. That isn't the interesting part of this story. I have no idea if this is how it works in real life but we were given 7.5 million as a share of the semi-final gate receipts. Then after the final we got another 8.5 as combination of prize money and shared gate receipts. I suppose it was boosted by playing Celtic. That is 16 million for reaching the cup final! Europe - (Results) - The screenshot will tell the story of how far we went, Beating Bordeaux and Basel to qualify was amazing. To qualify from the group was amazing. To beat Valencia, Dinamo and Liverpool was unbelievable. To draw 1-1 away at Dortmund in the semi final of the Euro Cup was amazing. However the fairy tale had to come to and end and Dortmund really showed up in the home leg. An amazing experience and has given us financial security for a few years. League (Final Table | Results 1 | Results 2) - The league now just feels like a steady process and we sit in a group of 3 teams capable of finishing in 4-6th position. We won the games we needed to win and really struggled against the big teams. Ross County gave us some problems away from home. In the end we managed to just hold on to 4th place and again reach Europe. WE also finally managed to beat one of the old firm, a 1-0 win away at rangers after about 18 attempts! Jordan Mackay was a problem this year in the first few months of the season his body language was poor in games. He was destined to leave the club and was no longer putting in good performances. In January we sold him for 5.5 million to Man City. Youth Intake I am happy to see a really good striker come through this year. Poor old Ross Clark has been my leading man for around 8 years, with almost no back up. Some other talented players as well. Robbie Andersen (YP13a) - An attacking midfielder with quite weak starting attributes. I will given him chances and see what happens. Mark Telfer (YP13b) - The star of the intake, I have never had a more complete striker at such a young age. Is now second choice behind Ross Clark and I imagine will be a key player before too long Jason Hay (YP13c) - A really solid looking centre back. He is being tutored to improve his personality and trained to improve quickness, then he will be used in the first team Transfers, Finance and Facilities As I mentioned above, the big news was the departure of Jordan Mackay. At the time the 5.5 million was too great to turn down. I could have forced him to stay, but in the end he was no longer reliable on the pitch. His wages at Man City are more than my entire first team so I am happy for him. He is worth 12 million now and I have a 40% of next sale clause which may pay off eventually. We now sit with over 20 million in the bank. I have pushed our junior coaching and youth recruitment to there max I believe and have gained all the coaching badges. Our stadium expansion was completed and we now have a ground that holds 4895. Our attendances are still pretty rubbish and when we borrowed Kilmarnock's stadium we never had more that 4000 of our our fans at home games.
  5. That's a horrible way to lose your best player, I think it is always worth the risk to keep them and hope they change their mind. Let's hope you don't miss him too much. I going to upload the screenshot below, as I am still amazed at what we are achieving. I know to complete this challenge will take more than this but for our first attempt in Europe we are having a really good time.
  6. Great season @XaW it is incredible you only conceded 12 goals! Good luck next season.
  7. @Ross Ingersoll Yes you can keep offering new contracts to the players you start with, I usually have one or two original players stay for 10+ years. If they leave your club you just cannot re-sign them.
  8. East Kilbride F.C. Season 12 2029/2030 First Team Squad | Finances | Transfers Season Review Cups - (Results) - We stumbled in the group stage of the Betfred cup, we looked comfortable and then Championship side Inverness spoiled the party. The board were not too impressed by this. A couple of easy games got us through to the quarter finals of the Scottish cup. We played Dundee Utd, our close league rivals and missed a lot of chances in a game that finished 3-3. The replay was during a busy week, so I fielded a weaker team and we were easily beaten. League (Final Table | Results 1 | Results 2) - This is the season we finally held our own. We began as well as I could hope with wins against teams I would class as equal to us and losses to the big fish. A couple of poor results against Ross County and Falkirk were worrying but we soon put it behind us. We managed to string together 4 wins in a row and they didn't feel like flukes, the 7-1 away win against St Johnstone was fantastic. We lost to Rangers in a tight game and then bounced back to win the next two. This kind of pattern was the best we could hope for and to my surprise we managed to keep it up for the whole season. As the season got to business end it narrowed down into the final battle for who could finish in the top 5, there was already a good gap to 6th place so our position in the championship group when the split happened was secured comfortably. The big 3 teams had a good lead, so that left us, Dundee Utd and Hibernian. We were in 5th place and 1 point ahaead of Dundee. We managed to beat them at home and then go on to beat Hearts at home, which was a huge result and guaranteed 5th place. We had done enough and so I rested everyone for the final game against Rangers (only 2 days after Hearts game). Rangers did not water anytime making us look rubbish but who cares. Now to add some context, due to Scotland's rise up the reputation table (8th this year), we now have 5 teams qualifying for Europe. It does depend who wins the Scottish cup, but as Hearts went on to achieve this honour it meant 5th place would enter the EURO Cup in the 3rd qualifying round next season. On paper this is a huge jump in performance from last season and I didn't change any aspect of our formation. What did change was the quality within the squad, these players were just developing last year but this season were key players. Here are the few that made all the difference: Matt Houston (YP10d) Developed incredibly well and despite his poor jumping was a great centre back to use against pacey strikers. Alan Foy (YP10b) Re-trained into a right back and made that position his own. Continued to developed well and now we are finally a little more secure on the flanks. Jordan Mackay (YP10c) The star of the show, consistently dug us out of trouble by creating great chances. He chipped in with some brilliant goals to. We lost Dylan Waddell in the January transfer window and Jordan just excelled without him. Assist record for a season Young player of the season Youth Intake Another really pleasing intake with 4 players that have a great chance of making the first team. Lee Roy looks like he could be a great player. Lee Roy (YP12a) A natural defensive midfielder with great physical stats, he will be trained as both a midfielder and centre back as we need cover for both. Andy Lindsay (YP12b) A decent looking winger and will get into the first team as soon as possible as a back up. He is being re-trained as a right winger as well Iain Alexander (YP12c) Another good winger, he lacks mental attributes but has enough technical and physical ability that he will be given a chance. Transfers, Finance and Facilities One of the most disappointing things over the last season was how poor Dylan Waddell (YP09b) performed. He was never consistent, he never contributed much and I gave him plenty of chances. With his contract running out in 6 months and him refusing to discuss a new one I took a chance and sold him. As the review above suggests, we didn't miss him. Following the season lots of interest is being shown in Houston and Mackay (Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal etc.). I have appeased them so far but it doesn't bode well. We received 2.4 million for our 5th placed finish and got a training facility upgrade accepted. We have another stadium expansion scheduled and we will be sharing with Kilmarnock for 7 months whilst it happens. I have begun the final coaching badge. With Europe on the agenda next season I hope I can reach the group stage and then our finances should be secure for a while. It really depends on keeping hold of the talent.
  9. East Kilbride F.C. Season 11 2028/2029 First Team Squad | Finances | Transfers Season Review Cups - (Results) - A comfortable passage through the group stage of the Betfred cup, only to be dumped out by Hearts in the second round. A couple of wins in the Scottish cup set up a home tie in the quarter final against Celtic. We actually created a good number of chances, but their quality is so far beyond mine they ran out comfortable winners in the end. League (Final Table | Results) - A disappointing season this year and a wake up call for how far away this team is away from long term success. We struggled with the amount of goals we conceded this year, in the first 4 games we had shipped 14 goals. Kilmarnock were woeful this season and so despite our poor form we never had any real worries. I committed to playing my best youth prospects after I realised we were not going to make much progress. I hope this pays of for next year. We now have a set of great midfielders and a couple of good options on the wings. In the end we finished 10th. We had 9 points less than last year and conceded about 15 more goals. Youth Intake A disappointing intake this year, although the overall personality make up is much better. I had a look at the top couple of players and didn't see much I liked so I gave my 'A' tag to a player further down the list who I think has a chance. I forgot to screenshot Kieran Young (YP11b), he is refusing tutoring and so I don't have much hope for him. Kyle Fraser (YP11a) With his personality and starting attributes he may have a good chance. He will be in the U20s for season though. Transfers, Finance and Facilities Any transfer bids coming in have been easily rebuffed and players seeking bigger clubs have been dissuaded by senior players, so my squad is still intact. I released a few fringe players who were great a few years ago but now just eat up the wage bill. We are going to be in serious financial problems unless we reach Europe soon. Our 2136 capacity ground cannot bring in enough money. My wage bill has been reduced again this year and sits at 10K a week, which is pathetic as we are going into our 4th year in the Premiership. I can see us losing our best staff and players unless something positive happens this season. With this in mind no more facility upgrades for a while.
  10. Great updates mate, the detail is perfect and adds a lot of character to this. Some of the players you have featured look like awesome talents already. I think it will be a few years before anything exciting happens for my two lads.
  11. East Kilbride F.C. Season 10 2027/2028 First Team Squad | Finances | Transfers Season Review Cups - (Results) - We looked every bit the Premiership team in the group stage of the Betfred cup, winning all four games, Livingston brought us back down to earth in the 2nd round though. In the Scottish cup a good win against Raith set up an away 5th round tie against Rangers. They made easy work of us but it was worth in financially, with us receiving about 400k in gate receipts. League (Final Table | Results) - Another bruising year in the Premiership, but we grew stronger and stronger and finished well. After the first 14 or so games we had only picked up one win, and looked to be out of our depth. We had easily conceeded the most goals of any team and felt a little hopeless. A couple of back to back wins against fellow strugglers gave us some breathing space as we settled in 11th place. One win and a few draws over the next 10 games didn't ease any pressure but it was just enough to have a few points advantage over St Johnstone. With the regular season drawing to a close we finally hit some form. With such a young team, every single player had developed and we were a stronger team now. 4 wins out of 6 saw us climb the league to 8th and calm any fear of relegation. After the league split we played the 5 other struggling teams and went unbeaten winning 3 and drawing 2. Dylan Waddell (YP09b) really upped his game in these matches. Reaching 45 points this year was beyond my expectations and after the first half of the season we experienced, seemed impossible. To finish 8th feels like a really solid second season in the Premiership. Key Players - I haven't really highlighted my key players throughout the years, but after 10 seasons I thought I should pick out a few. So below are the few that are deemed to be of 'Premiership' quality and inevitably make the difference. Ross Gordon (YP02e) Has been the first name on the team sheet for 7 years now, has played around 300 games for us and has never averaged under a 7.0 rating for the season. One of my favourite ever players Ross Clark (YP03c) An inconsistent player, but undoubtedly talented and the first player to really be classed as premiership quality. Sandy Chalmers (YP07d) Has made the number 1 jersey his since coming through the youth team. Has developed incredibly and as long as I can keep him he will be key. Dylan Waddell (YP09b) Had a slow start to the year but is flexible in terms of position, so got plenty of chances. He really looked good in the last few games. Will be a superstar for us I hope. Youth Intake In terms of depth this is the best intake we have had. It is a massive boost to have a few good centre backs and centre mids coming through. I finally feel like we have enough talent for a few years too come. Jim Fitzpatrik (YP10a) All potential at this point but has a chance of being a key defender us in the future. I will need to see his speed improve a bit before he gets near the first team. Alan Foy (YP10b) With his stature, Alan will never be a centre back, but with a little work he could be a great defensive midfielder, a great prospect if I can improve his personality. Jordan Mackay (YP10c) A really talented player, in the mold of Dylan Waddell from last year. Stiff competition for games, but will definitely be given a chance. Matt Houston (YP10d) A mixed bag of a midfielder, probably a result of the positions he is capable of playing. He will stay in the U20 for a few seasons but has a chance if his work rate can improve. Transfers, Finance and Facilities A couple of loans out to our affiliate club East fife and a couple of the more talented fringe players getting some playing time in the Championship. Apart from that not much is happening, some key players ask about moving to a bigger club but they are easily appeased. Following our 8th placed finish we received 1.8 million and quickly got youth and training facility upgraded approved. Unfortunately our youth facilities had just been downgraded. No other upgraded this year expect for my coaching badges. Following the season I replaced some of my staff and feel very pleased to have recruited a Model Professional HOYD in John Collins. It has been a long time coming but now our back room looks really strong and is just about the best in the league in all areas.
  12. I will add my second player, another centre back, this time from Germany Name- Gero Zauber Position- CB Starting Nation- Germany Country-The Bahamas
  13. Name- Gervais La Magie Position- CB Starting Nation- France Country-The Bahamas
  14. Gary Magic is another to benefit from Chelsea hoarding all the talent. Magic will be Leicester's main man for the first time next season so hopefully he can start climbing the leader board.
  15. East Kilbride F.C. Season 9 2026/2027 First Team Squad | Finances | Transfers | Facilities Season Review Cups - Our performance in the cups were given the lowest priority, we bombed out in the first round of each this year. Not worth a screenshot. League (Final Table | Results) - Our debut season in the Ladbrokes Premiership and it went pretty well. An opening game against Rangers who had a 32 year old Romelu Lukaku playing for them was a tough start. We were quite lucky in that a few away games were re-arranged in the early part of the season and this allowed us to pick up a few home wins. When the pile up of away games came around (6 out of 7 at one point), our form was poor but we already had points on the board. With any league that only relegates one team automatically, you only have to be better than them. So I was quite happy to see Ross County floundering for most of the year. Our best wins came against Aberdeen who we managed to beat 4-0 and 4-1 surprisingly, whilst a 7-1 defeat at Celtic was a low point. We had 38 points when the league splits and had almost guaranteed safety. Despite losing the final 5 games in a row, we had done enough to finish 9th. Youth Intake A really good intake this year and I think we have welcomed our first superstar to East Kilbride. Anton Keatings (YP09a) A small left back with bags of potential, has some competition but will get plenty of chances Dylan Waddell (YP09b) A player who could make a great impact, will be playing as an inside forward mainly, can't wait to see how good he can be. The best player we have brought through in 9 years. Kenny Quinn (YP09c) A well rounded centre mid, we lack depth in this position so he will be making first team appearances next year. Transfers, Finance and Facilities We received 1.5 million for finishing 9th and across the season got 850k in tv money, so things are looking secure. We managed our first training facility upgrade for a while. We added youth recruitment and junior coaching upgrades, which has put us in a really good position. We also moved back into our stadium after the small expansion. No real transfer drama this season, a couple of the best players still ask about moving to bigger clubs, but are easily appeased. Celtic enquired about Dylan Waddell (YP09b) which is a worry but we should keep him for while at least.
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