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DefinitelyTaylor

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About DefinitelyTaylor

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    17. Occasional columnist and writer. Barrow AFC season ticket holder and I travel around the country (and Wales) supporting my team.

About Me

  • About Me
    Barrow ST holder.

Interests

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    Most sports.

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  • Favourite Team
    Barrow AFC

Currently Managing

  • Currently Managing
    Shrewsbury Town

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  1. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    @warlock: Really tempted! @Dong21's post has only added to it.
  2. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    @Dong21: A decent fee recouped from ageing players in those you have mentioned. These have been replaced by much better players for no cost at all, which is fantastic business and will certainly benefit in the years to come. A very Brentford like approach to the way business is conducted and something I admire. Josh Cullen and Dean Henderson are excellent signings and should be key to your season. Lewie Coyle also caught my eye and has the ability to do well. A few experienced heads brought in via Wickham, Chandler, Meyler, Kruse etc. and they should add to the youth of the team. Their influence over the course of the season could be vital and I look forward to seeing how you operate. A bright start to the season and a very detailed post. I greatly appreciate the insight!
  3. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    I have to admit, I've been playing a couple of saves outside the EFL and really enjoying them recently. However, this thread seems to have a way of pulling me back and making me want to go again.. could I possibly manage another save? I guess we'll have to see.
  4. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    It has been an absolute disaster-class from us. We have scored THREE goals in the league, with two coming on the opening day. Will Keane and Lee Angol have been absolutely shocking and no matter what we do - we just can't seem to score. As a result, I will be attempting again with Shrewsbury and therefore the previous post is irrelevant Whoever said this game was easy, how?
  5. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    @Dong21: Some really impressive signings there, to say you had issues with your budget! Glad to hear you managed to keep some of the loanees from last season too. I find it important to try and keep the spine of your team when you gain promotion. Too many changes can be disastrous. You haven't missed out on anything with Will Keane... I shall reveal soon.
  6. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    Thanks Jogo. Last season was a real surprise as they were very much still one of the favourites to go down at the beginning of the season. Bolton seems a good player and I'm familiar with him from his Halifax days, so hopefully he does well.
  7. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    Forgot to mention that James Bolton received an offer from Burton Albion for £350,000 which I rejected. He promptly complained about it and I agreed to let him go if they came back in - however they didn't and everything is sorted between the two of us. Just as well considering Emmanuel's injury!
  8. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    Shrewsbury Town Football Club - Introduction And so, I am back to contributing in this wonderful thread. This time I will be managing League One side Shrewsbury Town. You may be wondering why I decided to choose the club nicknamed Salop, here's why: - The club is one I have a strange liking for, especially after their efforts last season. - They signed Barrow keeper Steve Arnold in the summer, despite him being bang average for us... - They've lost a number of key personnel, as well as their manager in the summer. Therefore setting up an interesting challenge. - The squad is large, but lacks quality in a large amount of areas. - The expectations are mid-table and therefore allows breathing room. - I don't recall seeing many saves with the club, so it's something fresh Without further ado... Transfers I made three of my own transfers in the window, these were: Jean-Yves M'Voto - The French central-defender has been brought in as a rotation/backup option at the club, on a twelve month deal. He possess incredible strength and whilst only rated as a League Two defender by my scouts, has the key attributes needed to be a no-nonsense defender. He will work incredibly well in my tactic that will be revealed... Will Keane - Shrewsbury lack a striker. Beside Lee Angol, our next best striker is 22-year-old Fejiri Okenabirhie, who joined from Dagenham. He is far too inexperienced right now and therefore it was important we found a suitable option. Keane, whilst he hasn't scored many goals in his career, has the attributes and ability to provide as competition for Angol and should get some goals this season. Scott Golbourne - Arguably the most important signing of the window from myself. Released by MK Dons, I had to splash £5 p/w to attain his services which is higher than any other player at the club. Usually, I would neglect this and simply not sign the player, however he is far too talented not to. We lack the options on his side of the pitch with Luke Hendrie loaned out, therefore leaving us with just Ryan Haynes on the left-side of defence. Tactics This is what we will be using primarily this season. Due to the lack of quality we have up front, with a real lack of wingers too, it was important we utilised the quality at the back. Therefore, we will be using a five at the back formation. Josh Emmanuel is unfortunately injured for three months on the right-hand side, so Bolton is going to pivotal on that flank. Waterfall and Beckles are the two more agile players and will play alongside the slower Sadler in the middle. Docherty and Norburn are likely to be our main two in the midfield this season, especially Docherty. Charlie Colkett remains a credible option, however. Sean Whalley is most likely our key man this season. He and Gilliead will be massively important to us this season and any injury to them could hamper our season, given the lack of quality outside the two. I would look to improve, however with a lack of quality on the free market and no transfer funds, it leaves us stuck due to already having five loanees at the club. Opening Result We managed to record a 2-0 victory against Bradford to opening the season. As the stats show, we dominated the game and looked comfortably throughout. This was consequently helped by the sending off of David Ball in the opening six minutes of the game. Will Keane opened his account for the season on his debut, which was particularly pleasing. You will see we only named six substitutes. This is as a result of having zero HG players who have trained with the club for three years prior to their 21st birthday. It's unfortunate, but something we will have to live with for the season. Once again, I'll look to update you as frequently as I can.
  9. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    @Jogo Bonito: I didn't expect such a strong start to life in League One at all. I feel like I've discredited you there after the start you've had, wow. Amazed to see you doing so well with the Mariners. For some odd reason, I'm not surprised by Rodwell's shortcomings... However, hopefully he'll improve as the season goes on. For such a bright future not too long ago, it really hasn't worked out for him. Six goals for McFarlane isn't the worst at all and the fact you're disappointed by his goal return shows the quality within the side. I believe he's only young and therefore it could just take some time for him to properly adjust to League One. By the time he does, you may be going up to the Championship... who knows!
  10. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    @warlock: Glad to see you've finally found a bit of form and got going on this thread. They do say third time is the charm! To say your strikers weren't producing a consistent flow of goals and you still earned promotion says it all, as well as Tom Lees being your top goalscorer . Looking forward to seeing how you do in the Premier League.
  11. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    @steveyisatard: Some good signings there. I rate Xadas and Piazon highly and expect they'll play a role in any success this season. Looking forward to you documenting your progress here. @sedge11: Fantastic! A tough semi-final awaits, but you've got to beat the best to be the last one standing. @Chevie: Brilliant season from yourself there. Congratulations on promotion and the league title. Hopefully you'll be able to attract Surridge and Rowe back next season, whether that be on loan or permanently. Slightly surprised to see Yeovil will also be going up.
  12. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    @Muttley84: Glad to see you still leading the way at the top of League Two. Fantastic stuff so far and hopefully you'll be able to remain there come the end of the season. How have Dickenson and Szmodics performed for you? Two players I rate very highly. @Burnley92: Good luck with the Hatters. A good side to start with a lot of talent to build on after promotion last season. @steveyisatard: Personally haven't managed Norwich, but good luck! @sedge11: Brilliant news on winning the cup. Glad to see Burke doing well for you, as he has a lot of talent waiting to be uncovered. A very high fee, but at least he's justifying it. Nothing worse than paying a load of money for a poor, under-performing player.
  13. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    @warlock: Surprised to see you're giving it another go in the Championship with Sheffield Wednesday this time. However, if they were a team you were eyeing up to manage then it makes sense. Glad to see you had a number of HG players to help deal with those issues; nothing worse than getting to the first game and then realising you don't have any - as that happened to me at Carlisle and I was forced to put Jack Egan on the bench every week . A very strong start given the circumstances with injuries and a lack of quality in different areas. I think the expectations of the board are realistic and therefore should allow you to achieve them, if not better them. Shame to see you crash out to L2 opposition in Colchester, but it allows you to turn your attention to the league until January, which should help given the number of injuries you've had. @Mindtrick_42: Best of luck in surviving in the Premier League. Some good signings made and hopefully they'll combine well with the current squad to allow you to start the season well and build on that. Petagna is a very good piece of business! @Spike: Very interesting to see you beat all the teams you expected to lose against, but lost to the one team you expected to beat. Football is a funny game at times!
  14. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    @Milkmanhole: Great write-up with your new club. Shame to hear that your previous save was corrupted, but that's why you have back-ups Jokes aside, best of luck with Millwall. They're not doing the best in real life after an impressive season last campaign, so hopefully you'll be able to use that momentum better.
  15. DefinitelyTaylor

    FM19: The English Football League thread

    @Dong21: Congratulations on promotion. Some great pieces of business have definitely helped you over the course of the season; alongside the players you'd expect to impact such as Lyle Taylor. Very surprised to see Accrington will be joining you in the Championship next season via the playoffs. I'm intrigued to see how they do next season alongside you. Is John Coleman still in charge? If so, he is continuing to work absolute miracles! Glad to see a more self-sufficient board has arrived that has a little bit more money available to help you and the club in their quest to survive in the Championship at a bare minimum.
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