gers51

Members
  • Content count

    91
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About gers51

  • Rank
    Amateur

About Me

  • About Me
    Glasgow

Interests

  • Interests
    Football, golf

Favourite Team

  • Favourite Team
    Rangers
  1. After finally getting my laptop fixed, I decided to do this challenge in Scotland after giving it a go with Annan a couple of years ago. I was hoping to get Annan again, also due to my cousin living there so been to Galabank a few times, and after 6 or 7 holidays of the season they finally slumped to the bottom of the table Which meant I was able to take charge of the mighty Galabankies. Manager profile From memory getting out of the third division isn't too hard a task and I'll be hoping to try and get into the playoffs at least in the first season, although the squad needs some serious overhaul so should be a fair amount of free transfers coming in.
  2. Well done everyone for their progress....a lot faster than mine! Which is partly due to the fact i accidentally started a different game and forgot to change the name of my Stranraer save from autosave so it got overwritten :o so after holidaying again, Annan finished bottom. The new Annan manager
  3. Well after getting a new laptop that actually is able to run fm, I've decided to start this challenge in Scotland with Stranraer, after they finished bottom. Also here is my profile. Good luck to everyone!
  4. End of Season Update 2016 - Salthill Devon - Premier Division Final Position : 6th This was actually a very good season although it became a bit of a joke toward the end of the season thanks to the fixture scheduling! We had to play 18 games between the 22nd of October and the 23rd of November!! Including 6 games in 6 days! So obviously my players were feeling it, even with calling up reserves and under 20s I was still having to field players at 60 and 70% fitness! Also at one point we had as much as 9 games in hand on teams in the league! Which meant that we were on a poor run of form at the tail end of the season and couldn't climb up the table. In the Euro cup we went in at the 3rd qualifying round and after two ard fought victories over Metalist and Mlada Boleslav, we were in the group stages where we would face Dinamo Kiev, Marseille and Panionios. We managed to pick up two victories over Panionios, who were predicted to hammer us. Although we were beaten home and away by the other two sides. With us on a poor run of form in the league we knew winning the Senior Challenge cup would be our only route to europe but we were defeated by Bohemians in the semi finals. Thanks to our cup victory last season we were in the All-Ireland cup for the 1st time. We got through our group against Bohemians and Galway and after a semi-final victory over St. Pats we made it to the final against Cliftonville. We destroyed them to win 4-0 and take home the trophy! Also at the end of the season we turned professional meaning we can scout further afield and should be able to attract better quality players. League Finances - much improved thanks to europe run Transfers Season | Division | Position | Achievements 2009 1st Division 9th None 2010 1st Division 3rd Promoted via playoffs 2011 Premier Division 9th None 2012 Premier Division 8th None 2013 Premier Division 7th None 2014 Premier Division 6th None 2015 Premier Division 3rd Senior Challenge Cup winners, EURO cup qualification 2016 Premier Division 6th All-Ireland Cup winners
  5. End of Season Update 2015 - Salthill Devon - Premier Division Final Position : 3rd A much better season this year meant we climbed well up the league after a great run of results midway through the season. When , for some reason we had seven home games in a row and winning 6 and drawing 1 pushed us well up the table. We also had a brilliant run in the cup beating Bohemians and Derry on the way to the final where we faced St. Pats Athletic and we were victorious taking home the cup. League Transfers Finances Season | Division | Position | Achievements 2009 1st Division 9th None 2010 1st Division 3rd Promoted via playoffs 2011 Premier Division 9th None 2012 Premier Division 8th None 2013 Premier Division 7th None 2014 Premier Division 6th None 2015 Premier Division 3rd Senior Challenge Cup winners, EURO cup qualification
  6. End of Season Update 2014 - Salthill Devon - Premier Division Final position : 6th (Good guess Icelander;)) Well not much to say about this except it was more of the same as last season apart from finishing in 6th rather than 7th. There was lots of transfer dealings but they didnt prove to be to much avail. Not much success was to be had in the cup yet again so that will also need to be improved upon for next year. League Position Graph Squad Transfers Finances Season | Division | Position | Achievements 2009 1st Division 9th None 2010 1st Division 3rd Promoted via playoffs 2011 Premier Division 9th None 2012 Premier Division 8th None 2013 Premier Division 7th None 2014 Premier Division 6th None
  7. End of Season Update 2013 - Salthill Devon - Irish Premier Division Final position : 7th Haven't been here a while with internet being stupid and such like, so 4 season updates on the way! After managing to avoid relegation through the playoffs the previous year, I was hoping to finish at least 7th. A brilliant first half of the season left us in 6th place at the midway point, although we lost any consistency we had in the second half and were lying in 8th place going into the last game of the season. We were three points behind Galway who were two goals better off and had scored more than us. Our last game was against Galway so we knew we had to win by two goals to finish 7th and avoid the playoffs. We were 2-1 up going in to added time and a 91st minute goal by young striker Richard Houghton meant we avoided the relegation playoffs. We had another poor performance in the cup though and were also forced to sell our young starlet Jim Holmes to Kilmarnock for £500k. Also thanks to the Fair play League we qualified for europe. Where we managed to get to the EURO Cup 4th qualifying round where we were hammered by Aston Villa 10-0 on aggregate. Although 4 rounds of games improved our finances quite a lot. Screens: League Positions Graph Squad Finances Transfers Season | Division | Position | Achievements 2009 1st Division 9th None 2010 1st Division 3rd Promoted via playoffs 2011 Premier Division 9th None 2012 Premier Division 8th None 2013 Premier Division 7th None
  8. Sorry about this, but I'm going to have to drop out . Looks like it should be a great success though. Apologies.
  9. End of Season Update 2012 - Salthill Devon - Irish Premier Division Media Prediction: 10th Final Position: 8th After the momentus struggle we had last season I was expecting more of the same and hopefully managing to win more games and maybe make 7th and avoid the playoff places. We were never in danger of finishing bottom as Sligo Rovers were much worse than the rest of the league and were well adrift at the bottom. We were close to pipping Derry city in the last few games of the season to 7th place but we just ran out of steam at the end and finished in 8th place. Position graph. This left us in much the same position as last year although this time we were up against Shelbourne in the playoff. It was a game we had the better of and we came from 2-0 down to brilliantly win 4-2 and seal our safety for another year. We also had the best disciplinary record with the least yellows and least reds, so if the fair play league comes into play for a UEFA cup spot we should get it. Other Screens: Simon Collins Young Star - Jim Holmes Young Player of the Year Goal of the Season Squad Transfers Finances Most sponsorship again Hopefully next season we can improve the quality of some of the squad, improve the finances and improve on our position in the league.
  10. End of Season Update 2011 - Salthill Devon - Irish Premier Division Media Prediction: 10th Final Position: 9th Well this was a very big step up for our squad to make and we really struggled to pick up wins throughout the season. It took us 28 games to get just our 3rd win of the season!! And at this point it looked as if we were heading for a swift return to the 1st division. Although we somehow started to pick up a bit of form and going into the last day we were 2 points behind Bray Wanderers and had them to play in the last game of the season. If we won we would make it into the playoff but if we failed to do so we would be down. The game was very tense and just as it looked as if it was going to finish 0-0, Kevin Deery fired home a wonderful strike 15 minutes from time to give us the vital three points and temporary survival. All of this meant that we went into a playoff against Shamrock Rovers to see who would be staying up and who would be playing off against a 1st division team for survival. We were utterly destroyed 5-0 by Shamrock Rovers meaning we were playing off against Fingal to see who would be playing premier division football next season. The 1st leg was at home and was a fairly dull affaur ending in a 0-0 draw. The 2nd leg was another close game that we just managed to edge 3-2 and seal our place in the premier division next season. Other screens: Squad Transfers Finances League Graph Top Sponsorship in division
  11. Well played on all the progress and promotions being made by everyone. Got a couple of season updates to do and post shortly.
  12. Look fairly good, although not ver good at long shots or penalties. Also don't like teamwork:D
  13. 1. Charlesbeams - Kenichi Morishita 2. wandsfan93 - Sergei Shitovic 3. rancer890 - Ricky Nakano 4. WW - Brucie Bonus 5. mikeytwigge - mikey twigge 6. The Golden boy - In Der Van Dude 7. ssestig - The Stig 8. magvest - Magnus Vestergaard 9. tomsmith1989 - Tom Smith 10. gers51 - Andrew Smith Still no points though. Hopefully better luck next year! KUTGW!