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About rlipscombe

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    Youth Team


  • Biography
    over a year post brain surgery in recuperation still.


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    Football, Rugby Union, F1, MotoGP, Music amongst others...

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    Sheffield Wednesday

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    Sheffield Wednesday

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  1. @ashton321 - shame to hear as you were doing so well in Sweden but i fully understand your decision. Looking forward to seeing where you go.
  2. @Tecmo - thanks. I feel a bit mixed on it if i am honest. Obviously i would never turn down the opportunity of promotion especially from a league that historically has been a little tricky to get out of, but i am a little concerned about whether we are up to the challenge of Serie B. we shall see how pre-season goes in terms of recruitment etc.
  3. @Biscotti - Thanks. It certainly is a slight concern for me too. Survival is really my only aim this season. Another decent season for you too.
  4. Como Season 2018 - 2019 - Serie C End of Season Review Serie C/A - Final Position: 6th Serie C Play-offs: Winners Transfers 1 Transfers 2 Squad 1 Squad 2 Como Team of the Year: Team Finances: Key Players: GK: Mirco Miori - On loan goalkeeper from Atalanta was a beast in the goal. Key performer in our unlikely promotion AMR: Cristiano Lombardi - Joined on loan from Lazio in January, he weighed in with some important goals and assists ST: Antonino La Gumina - Another to join on loan in January, this time from Palermo, he was great and added a cutting edge upfront that we had been lacking So all in all a season which completely exceeded all expecations and hopes i had at the start of the challenge. We were mid-table until the turn of the year but a few key signings and an 18-match unbeaten run saw us reach the Serie C play-off final which we managed to win, sealing an unlikely promotion to Serie B. As a result i was named Manager of the Year, something which was also a shock given Pro Vercellis' dominance of the league. So onto next season we go and the daunting prospect of Serie B where we'll meet 'giants' Bari, Brescia and Parma amongst others. Target will simply be survival.
  5. FINALLY finished my first season in Italy. Been a bit of a roller-coaster season. Will try and get a season review up in the coming days.
  6. @Crispypaul congratulations on finally winning the title! Quite a jump from 7th. Turning professional certainly seems to have been a factor in that. Looking forward to seeing how you get on in the Champions League next season.
  7. @Biscotti - understand your frustrations. hopefully your little time out will allow you to look at the situation and the squad with fresh eyes and help you make the next step next season. @Tecmo - again i feel your pain. hopefully the prospect of Edinburgh derbies will help you go afresh. As for me, i have actually started the challenge and am in March of the first season. I hesitated in announcing my attempt at first to make sure that i actually stuck at it but given it is March i will post something soon all being well.
  8. progress indeed @Tecmo. From what you say it sounds like supporting the defence a little in midfield would help. Owen Hunter looks like he could be a promising player and someone to build your defence around. Looking at the table you don't appear to be too far from mid-table so hopefully you can make that next season.
  9. Ten years after first setting foot in the Giuseppe Sinigaglia, I am returning to Como to attempt to complete this year's challenge. Having taken Como to Serie A in FM08, I am back ten years later to try and 'finish the job' of Italian and European success. I have no doubt that this will be difficult, and I can't guarantee I will do it, but I will give it a shot.
  10. congratulations on staying up in the first season @Andrew Haines, always the hardest season in many respects. Looking forward to the upcoming updates @Biscotti and @Crispypaul. As for me, i am working through pre-season in Italy and I will do a preview once i reach the end of the transfer window.
  11. @Andrew Haines - shame to hear that the Viikingit save went wrong. Sounds like you were going well too. Good luck with IFK Trelleborg.
  12. Congrats @Tecmo (if that is the right word) on surviving for another season. Hopefully once the deadwood have finally gone you can make some progress. Good luck next season.