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About andychar

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    Originally from Mansfield, now reside in Rotherham.

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    Rotherham

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  • Favourite Team
    Mansfield Town

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  • Currently Managing
    FC Barcelona and Spain

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  1. andychar

    English Expedition

    I’ve got a little spreadsheet of players I’ve got and if they are a starter. What I’ll do is update it to how many appearances they make otherwise it’s pointless. I’ll do the same for people who are leaving as well. I’m very much open to suggestions to make things easier to follow 🙂
  2. andychar

    English Expedition

    Away Days With another away game in the league I've decided to sell my house in Rotherham as I'm never in it! Thackley are next, we need to bounce back from the cup defeat. We were 2-0 down with 5 minutes to go before giving ourselves a chance and then equalised in the 95th minute. We deserved a point and only fell behind in the first place because of a comical own goal. No player shifting and we move on to the next game. A home game! Hemsworth Miners Welfare is next, we are good against pubs so fingers crossed it can be another 3 points here. We say goodbye to Alex Archer... Not because we lost but because he had the guts to ask to play more first team football. He was shown the door. Truth is he's a good player at that level but we don't play with an AMC and hes down the pecking order in terms of Strikers.
  3. andychar

    English Expedition

    Northern Counties East League Cup...Adventure? Not the most glam cup but with the prospect of losing a player I feel I need to try and win every game. Garforth come into this game in good form and are 4th in the league so it will be a tricky game. Remember players only swap based on 90 minute matches. Extra Time or Penalties mean nothing happens. Disappointing is an understatement. We looked comfortable at 2-1 up but decided to give away a stupid penalty. Then with stoppage time approaching Paddy Kenny decided not to bother trying to save a weak shot. Personally I wouldn't lose any sleep if he went. Odds are it was going to be a striker we lost. Again he falls into the category of could have been better could have been worse. So another cup defeat leaves us in just one the FA Vase. Maybe now we can actually start playing some league games!
  4. andychar

    English Expedition

    What do you mean we have to play League games?! So its been a while since we played in the league but apparently we have fixtures we need to fulfil. We are away to 4th place Handsworth Parramore. We sit in 12th but have games in hand over every single team in the league. That being said we haven't strengthened the team for a while so I don't really know where we sit in the league. I have a feeling if we want to be going up this season this is a game we need to be getting something from. First half we were terrible. 2-0 down and being utterly outclassed. Second half was like watching a different team. We were brilliantly and suddenly we were 3-2 up. Unfortunately we couldn't hang on but both teams did enough to earn a point. Fair result. No movement and we move onto the next league game. Feels like its been ages since we have played a home league game. In fact out of the 8 league games we have only played 2 at home, and won them both. Staveley Miners Welfare up next, the last time we faced a pub we destroyed them. More of the same please. 2-0 after 7 minutes and I thought it was going to be a cricket score. Nope. 83 minutes of boring crap but 3 points is 3 points. I feel we picked up some great players early on but that's shifted now. We are picking up crap. Next up...you'll be surprised to know...is a cup game. This time its Northern Counties Cup. Away to Garforth Town who are in our division.
  5. andychar

    English Expedition

    I couldn't possibly take that glorious badge from them. Nobody would want to support Elmstead. Why thank you. I have a feeling its going to be harder than I originally anticipated. By the time FM 2020 comes out I might be in League 2. FA Vase Adventure I am a measly 1/33 to win this game...no pressure eh lads! We have our first bug of the save as well! We lost Kingsley Hood a few games ago...apparently he didn't take it very well. He came back and I didn't even notice. I'm going to be very controversal here and say...I'm keeping him. I tried to move him using the editor and for some bizarre reason he came back. I have changed his name however... Look at him...the shifty bugger. Anyway back to the football. Comfortable win in the end and we advance to the first round of the FA Vase. We get a player but I have no hopes of him being an improvement. Another striker who won't play. Bonus. Paddy Kenny's wages for 3 weeks. We drew AC London in the 1st Round of the FA Vase. They play in Tier 10, 1 Tier below us and the badge isn't awesome in the slightest. Looks like SI didn't get the rights to Arsenal. Back to the league now, we have 5 games in hand over some teams thanks to our exploits in the FA Cup. Makes you wonder what would have happened had we gotten any further!
  6. andychar

    English Expedition

    FA Cup Adventure While we were smacking 8 past Rainworth Miners Welfare Gainsborough Trinity were getting beat 3-1 by York City. If we were to get anything out of this game we needed to be at our best, them to be at their worst and a lot of luck. Well we weren't embarrassed but its a shame to lose. We lose this guy and personally I'm delighted. He was our Vice Captain, the honour now goes to Paddy Kenny. As one door closes another opens. We maybe out the FA Cup but the next match is in the FA Vase. Another chance to potentially take players from a higher division although the first game is against a team from Tier 10 so we will be favourites. I think you'll all agree that there is no shame losing against a team with a chicken on their badge.
  7. andychar

    English Expedition

    Back to the League 2 league games to worry about now before probably the biggest game in Parkgate history. First up was an away trip at Barton Town. Yes THE Barton Town. So frustrating. 1-0 up at Half Time and dominating then a different team showed up for the second half. Good riddance to whoever leaves. He's played in every game this season, could be a big loss. Oh and he was also our captain. We need to bounce back against Rainworth Miners Welfare. We need a win because lets face it Gainsborough are going to beat us and we cant afford to lose 3 players in a row. Its a pub. Surely we can beat a pub! Yes we can. Not sure I want anybody from that team but here we go. A keeper...Nobby maybe onto something.
  8. andychar

    English Expedition

    I will lose a lot of games. Cheers. Sorry it’s been a bit slow. Had a busy few days! I got it from the Steam Workshop. It was a while ago so can’t rememver exactly what it was called but if you search for English Leagues you’ll find a good one. Hope that helps. Updates tonight!
  9. andychar

    English Expedition

    Ok that settles that. I will be spamming every single International job at every level! Who says a Tier 9 Manager from Kiribati can’t be England U19 Manager!
  10. andychar

    English Expedition

    Cup Replay Hosting Gainsborough Trinity of the National League North (6th Tier) is the reward for winning the replay. It would probably be the end of the line for the winner but it could add some serious funds to the team. We played well away from home and although we were 3-1 up I'd say a draw was the fair result. We needed a repeat performance at home if we were to get through and more importantly potentially gain a starter. We went 1-0 down early on and 2 minutes after they had a goal disallowed we equalised. We jumped ahead not long after. Gorleston were then reduced to 10 men and we took full advantage. It was an even game but we took our chances and we win the right to host the National League North side as well as gaining a player. We gained an injured LM who was in their U23 side. We don't play anybody on the wing. Unlikely he will see a single second of action...welcome! Up next...a few away games in the league before a huge game against Gainsborough Trinity.
  11. andychar

    English Expedition

    Split Loyalties Next up was an away game at Clipstone. I will be returning to my home village in the hopes of bringing somebody back with me! Honours even, everybody makes it onto the bus home. We were second best so not going to complain about a nice away point. Gorleston were next in the FA Cup. They play in the same Tier as us which when you consider that this round tiers 7 and 8 come into it it wasn't a bad draw. They are top of their league with 4 wins from 5 and a draw. With an away draw I don't really fancy our chances. He also scooped up Young Player of the Month. Smoochie Boochies was 3rd in the Manager of the Month awards. Decent start. Good start to the season only 3 points off top. Anyway back to the FA Cup... We threw away a 3-1 lead in the second half but we are in the hat for the next round and more importantly nothing else happens. The reply will be the next game and we will have to fancy our chances at home. Also been thinking if it comes to it I could do this for International Management. If I win I change a random players nationality if lose then I change one of my players nationality. What does everybody think?
  12. andychar

    English Expedition

    Testing Times Back to back games against the two favourites were next in the league. Paddy Kenny was slowly but surely bleeding the team dry but we needed to put that on the back burner and concentrate on grabbing more players! More chances and more possession means nothing when the score looks like this. My first FMing of the save and it means we lose a player. 33rd player out of 33 was randomly selected. Nice young player who had a bit of potential. Could have been worse. It was important to bounce back after the first defeat of the league season. 2-0 at HT and very comfortable. Suddenly 2 penalties and a red card later we were at 2-2 and I was pretty livid. Fortunetly we hit them on the break straight after the 2nd penalty to retake the lead. A good defensive performance meant we held on for a great win against a strong team at that level. IRL AFC Mansfield are top of the league by a country mile. All it means is I get another striker player. Ok this I was very happy with. I need a new LB and got a 5 star player (for my team anyway). He will go straight into the team. I've been keeping a track and this is what I have so far. Things moving along nicely.
  13. andychar

    English Expedition

    FA Cup Paddy Kenny is on £350 per appearance. My wage budget is £150. He is an expensive steal. I want a good run in the cup. Not only will it give the club some money but it will give me a chance to poach players from higher divisions. Next up was Tividale who play in the 9th Tier of English football, the same as Parkgate. We were heavy favourites even though we are both top of our divisions. Everybody is knackered ahead of the game so fingers crossed they are the same! I've also made the executive decision that the rule only counts after 90 minutes. Winning in Extra Time or Penalties means nothing happens. I don't think a team should be penalised with essentially two draws. If you disagree let me know. Boom Parkgate are in the FA Cup First Round! (Qualifying). We get yet another striker who is going to struggle getting into the team. Oh well. We are into the next round of the FA Cup.
  14. andychar

    English Expedition

    Familiar Face Next league match was my first competitive away game and it was against Maltby Main which is somewhat of a local derby. In goal for Malty Main is a familiar face for most...one Paddy Kenny. How the mighty(?) have fallen. Putting 6 past Paddy Kenny felt good. We were 6-0 up and they were down to 10 men before we decided to mentally exit from the game. I was never worried but maybe not as happy as I could have been! Either way we get a player. Out of 32 players we got... I would like to stress that this is completely random. You couldn't make it up honestly. Welcome aboard Paddy Kenny.
  15. andychar

    English Expedition

    Cheers After. I just fancied doing something a bit different! I can. So the hope would be to bag a massive player and get money. Although I can’t buy it would help if I end up with a massive squad. I’m already 100 quid over my wage budget after 1 league game!
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