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    You can't put very attractive can you? it looks like arrogance. Put attractive... she'll see me.

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  1. 2 years in a row of coming 3rd in the Champions League Group. Actually thought we were going to qualify too, we were really unlucky to lose to Porto away by 2-1 so I fancied our chances in the return fixture at home. We got pumped 6-1 Also should have beat Milan at home but indiscipline cost us as we went down to 10 men and then lost 1-0 in the last minute, our disciplinary record in Europe is appalling. Season isn't over yet so we'll see what the Europa throws up but domestically it's obviously too much of a stroll, annoyed that a 1-1 draw with Glentoran has cost us a 100% win record this season. Considering the next time I steal a prospect from a league rival that I might pay about £5m for him to see if they can invest it well and improve the quality of the league a bit. Also I finally had a good youth player come through with a young left winger, will post some screenshots when I'm home.
  2. Good fun this, qualified for the Europa group stages last season and now this season have qualified for the Champions League Group stages after hanging on with 10 men against Rangers. In the year 21/22 now.
  3. Kingstonian FC Championship 24/25 Again this feels like a long time ago but all I remember is thinking we had no chance of staying up with our squad, somehow we ended up winning it! By far the lowest budget in the league and on paper a really weak looking squad except for some decent loan players. No idea how it was done but we did it! League Table Transfers Just a weird bunch of loan signings and punts on lower league rejects Key Players Chelsea did let us have a bloody good striker on loan though.. Squad - Wages Acheivements
  4. Kingstonian FC League One 23/24 Catching up from a couple of seasons ago now so can't actually remember how this league went but we won it and Idris Kanu banged them in again. League Table Checkatrade Transfers Key Players
  5. Kingstonian FC League Two 22/23 Got to be happy with this season as we made it back to back promotions for the first time on this save. Was also the first season where we spent and made a bit of money, the biggest purchase being a promising left back from our landlords Leyton Orient. Idris Kanu joined us on a free in October (he was sat uninterested on my shortlist for a while) and just dominated the league. In the FA Cup we lost in the 3rd round to a 90th minute goal at Championship leaders Fulham. League Table Transfers Key Players Idris Kanu: Released from Aston Villa after a few loan spells away from them and he was just so fast and powerful, only joined in October but was the leagues top scorer. Bright Osayi-Samuel: Same as the last year, devastating cutting in from the left and still probably a level or 2 below where he belongs Nya Kirby: Dominant Central Midfielder signed after his release from Palace
  6. Kingstonian FC Vanarama National 21/22 After bottling it on the final day the previous season I looked at improving our squad to make sure we achieved promotion this season. In the end we did it fairly easily and the title was never really in doubt. We did bottle it in the cup a bit, throwing away a 3-1 lead to Hull to lose 4-3. League Table Transfers Key Players Ike Ugbo Former Chelsea youngster was far too good for this level. Bright Osayi-Samuel As mentioned earlier this guy was absolutely ridiculous cutting in from the left hand side. Giovanni McGregor: 13 goals from midfield from the former Norwich player
  7. Nice one @tremor not read much of the thread but looks like a well quick completion. Been to Folkestones ground last season to watch Aylesbury in the cup, nice little set up.
  8. Kingstonian FC Vanarama South 20/21 In short we bottled it, went into the final game top by 3 points but with a worse goal difference so knew a point in our final game against 4th place Wrexham would seal the title and a 2nd successive promotion for us. We lost 3-0, faced Wrexham again in the playoffs and lost again We did get a much needed FA cup run although never got that mega away draw we needed I can't complain too much. Knocking out league one Fleetwood, league 2 cambridge, Championship Norwich before becoming unstuck after extra time against Championship Sheffield Wednesday. Wa enough to clear our debts and get a slightly improved budget for next season, I already think our squad is much much better now so we should be aiming for the title. League Table Transfers Key Players Alex Samuel: Former Swansea striker, can't argue with 29 goals for the season Jordan Garrick: Class on loan from Portsmouth. He's just been released but unfortunately wants way too much money to join permanently Cup Run: The heartbreak of extra time
  9. Kingstonian FC Vanarama South 19/20 A great first season after a slow start we raced to the title and didn't really look in too much doubt for most of the season. Was hoping for a good cup run to help cure the fact that we are about £200k in the red but unfortunately could only reach the 4th qualifying round before losing to Eastleigh. Didn't offer much in the FA Trophy either and lost in the first round to Welling. We were very busy with transfers and pretty much built a new squad, although a couple of the existing players were amongst our best such as Muhammadu Faal and David Fitzpatrick. Already made some nice signings for our first year in the Vanarama National but we are in desperate need of a cup run to clear our debts. Manager Profile League Table Transfers Key Players Jonathan Afolabi: Former Southampton striker was our top scorer. Dylan Duncan: Former Spurs midfielder was our key creator in the centre of midfield Faal: As mentioned earlier, was already at the club and was a great asset as an inside forward on the left.
  10. 21/22 season. A lot of them have been getting games right from the start but at the end of last season I got rid of Leno, Holding, Kolasinac, Torreira and Aubameyang to get to this stage. Monreal, Welbeck, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Cech and Elneny all left in season 1 and the majority left season 2. Sitting 7th after 12 games at the moment so it's not running that smoothly but I think it'll pick up.
  11. Not going to be winning the league any time soon but phasing out the first teamers and giving as many opportunities as possible to the youth teamers has shown that there is a lot of talent there! This is without Smith-Rowe and Maitland-Niles who were injured.
  12. Anyone mentioned Stiven Plaza yet? Can be picked up pretty cheap from Ecuador, ended up selling him for about £30m after paying around £1m for him.
  13. Worth mentioning that a few of the Under 20's are well worth a go in the first team. I had a freak run in season 3 and managed to win the Champions League! Anyway pick of the Under 20's graduates: Dapo Mebude: Just had a real breakthrough year, been using him since season 1 when I gave him a lot of minutes off the bench. He regularly gets called up for the England squad but has yet to be capped. Glenn Middleton: Nothing special but I've retrained him to be a left wing back and rotated well with Declan John in my first season after I sold Lee Wallace Liam Burt: Again nothing special but gets good ratings when we play a rotated lineup in easier fixtures Jamie Barjonas Unbelievable talent, been part of our first team right away and is now a regular international Aidan Wilson: Also a class act, been our first choice centre back in a back 3 with McCrorie and Cardoso since season 1 and has never looked back. A regular Scotland international Ross McCrorie Another quality player, first choice centre back and fills in in defensive midfield every now and then. Regular Scotland international Robby McCrorie Like his brother he has made himself a fixture in the Scotland squad. Rotates the goalkeeper position and I give him as many minutes as I can
  14. FC Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Just had quite possibly the most ludicrous season I've ever had on any version of Football Manager At one stage I actually thought I was going to complete the challenge in season 4! I was amazed when we got through to the Champions League group stages, especially as we had to beat FC Porto and RB Salzburg to get there. Then we got a group with Real Madrid, Juventus and Leverkusen I thought that would be the end of it. Next thing I know I'm in the Champions League Semi Final and winning 2-0 (agg 3-1) against Arsenal, sadly they scored 3 goals to send them through but it was just madness to even be there in the first place. League Table Champions League Transfers Most annoying of those sales was Kolesnichenko as we were struggling to meet Russian player requirements as it was! Not a bad profit on £150k though Key Players Karim Hajji is the real star, wanted by a lot of huge sides now
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