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About rlipscombe

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    Youth Team


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

About Me

  • About Me
    Trying to decide on a new save.....


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

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  • Favourite Team
    Sheffield Wednesday
  1. i'll look forward to some updates if you do them.... i am debating returning to this challenge when i get the new game. playing as my favourite team is good but in some ways not as satisfying as this challenge....
  2. popped back into the challenge and who do i see taking it on?? LLR it's good to see you back and having another go in Portugal! good luck - you have made me debate giving the challenge one last crack....
  3. solid start there Andy Sava. hopefully, as you say, you can avoid a second half to the season slump and push for the play offs next season. Smrtnik seems to be a decent player for that level.
  4. so i have struggled to find a game that i can settle into so i am dabbling with a save in my spiritual home. progress will be slow for now and i have only just created the game so not in a position to post yet. fingers crossed i click and can stick at this save.........
  5. A real shame to see this great challenge struggling this season... personally I haven't got the time to fully commit yet due to personal circumstances but I hope to get a save going at some point this year
  6. good luck iacovone... good to see you back fresh for FM16. will follow your progress on this career. good luck. i will hopefully get the game at a later date as recuperating from a major op just now.
  7. I am also in a similar boat... she is 16 months old now and into everything! As for my hospital stay I was diagnosed with cysts on my brain at the end of June so was in hospital and then rehab for almost 3 months... hopefully I will get back into the game and the challenge this year while I recuperate...
  8. good to see this challenge again for FM16.... i have had time off from the game due to ill health and a long stay in hospital but i am apparently getting the new game and i will likely be back here in my favourite challenge. good luck to everyone doing this challenge!
  9. guess who's back............. after about 2 and a half months of being absent i am returning to the challenge. my slow progress this year didn't help my enjoyment of the challenge but having tried a couple of other saves i have decided to come back to my first love. Not sure whether i will persevere with the Siena game or start afresh for now but i want to get back into the sing of the Big Euro Nation challenge again.
  10. Robur Siena Serie C/A - Season 2016/17 Season Review The Club Manager Profile[/url] | Team Report | Information| Facilities | Finances| Transfers 1 Serie C/A Predicted finish: 11th Actual Finish: 5th League Table | Graph I said in my previous update when in early December when top of the league that I hoped the curse wouldn’t strike again. Obviously it did almost immediately as we went on an awful run of form seeing us fall to 9th in the spring. A tweak of tactic to a previously untried 442 (I was desperate) saw a mini revival and we climbed back up to finish 5th. Cup We progressed from the group stage again and made it to the 2nd round where we lost 5-4 in an entertaining game against Serie B side Paganese. Squad Squad 1 | Squad 2 | Squad 3 Less signings than last season but still more than is ideal. Felt it was necessary to evolve the squad though. Most Appearance: Davide Petrachi (42 appearances) Top Goalscorer: Fran Sol (19) Most Assists: Fran Sol & Prosi (13) Highest Average Rating: Prosi (7.21) Players I’ll focus on five players this time: Lorenzo Pique - Surimanese full back who is courted by a few clubs including Parma. Keeps haing a bit of a paddy when I reject bids from him Vojno Jesic - Joined this summer and took a while to get into the team but once he did he was one of our star players. Like this guy a lot. Prosi - Spanish midfielder who was pretty unassuming but got on with the job. Solid performer. Fran Sol - top goalscorer once more, he didn’t quite hit the heights of his half season last year. Will need to hit the ground running next season. Gabriel Zanon - time to introduce this guy – a youth player who joined just before I took over. Has Serie A potential and has had Lazio sniffing around A LOT. Hopefully I can keep hold of him. Next Season Goals - a more settled team. Still a bit too much chopping and changing. - Promotion push I don’t want to collapse from the position I had this season. I need to get out of this league now. Code: | Season | League | Position | Coppa Italia | Serie C Cup | Achievements | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 15/16 | C/A | 15th | N/A | ??? | Survived | | 16/17 | C/A | 5th | N/A | 2nd Round | None |
  11. oh i feel your pain iacovone.. i am having a similar season after my earlier post. the curse most definitely struck again...
  12. on current form, easy home win.....
  13. absolutely flying ​iacovone!!
  14. terrible..........
  15. Robur Siena - Serie C/A - Season 2016/17 Start of December Update So I don’t usually do an update during the season as I have, on numerous occasions suffered the curse of the update, but hey it’s a new year so SURELY it can’t be the same???? At the start of December Siena are sat in 1st position in Serie C/A. I expected that we’d improve on last season’s narrow relegation escape but we’re doing better than I thought we would. I would put this down to two reasons: - An ever improving level in player ability. The squad is much stronger than last season and this is an evolving process - The switch of an AMC to a DMC. I was reluctant to do it but it has improved matters so much that we are 7-2-0 over our last 9 league games. Transfers A few key new signings are as follows: Enis Alushi - German defensive midfielder. Hector Simon - Spanish central midfielder Javi Noblejas - Spanish Left Back Formose Mendy - French Centre Back Hopefully our form can continue for the remainder of the season and we can mount a promotion challenge...