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  1. I did manage two loan signings in January, with one player leaving Stuart Melbourne comes in to bolster the midfield, as January saw Charlie Wakefield ruled out by injury for 9 months and Laycock improves the cover up front
  2. January wasn't great either but we should have beaten a Port Vale side we utterly dominated and only lost to Tranmere in stoppage time but that was enough to go 8 points clear, with a game in hand
  3. Thanks Lodi. Hopefully December is just a blip and we can get back on track in January.
  4. We had a bit of a wobble in December, which saw us fall out of the FA Cup after a replay, but we did still manage to win three of our five league games and that left us five points clear at the top, but 14 points clear of 4th placed Grimsby.
  5. November was one match from perfect. The only match we didn't win was an FA Cup draw with Leyton Orient, but we rectified that in the replay and that has extended our lead at the top to 6 points, 8 ahead of 4th placed Bolton
  6. October was one match from perfect, our only defeat coming in a very poor display at Home Park but the victory over second placed Newport ensured we end the month 4 points clear at the top, with them still second
  7. A really good, unbeaten month, in September and we really should have beaten Leyton Orient, but this was balanced out by us being lucky to get a point against my old club all of which leaves us top of the table. Early days, but pleasing signs that we're heading in the right direction Interestingly, the Argyle job is available again. I won't be going for it for a third time, and barring a disaster, it won't be an option on this save again.
  8. A decent start to the new season but we could have beaten Bradford and Cheltenham but that was enough for us to end the month in a playoff spot
  9. There were 2 further departures, and five arrivals Left back Andrew Hughes Defensive midfielders Ball, Estrada and Laywood and right winger Josh Clarke Which left our squad looking like this, having set up an U23 squad over the summer
  10. Not a bad set of preseason results, considering most of our opponents were in League 2 or higher
  11. We had an unbeaten end to the season, but not a perfect one but we could and probably should have beaten Notts County, who secured promotion with this draw and we drew at Ebbsfleet, despite finishing with 10 men. We finished 11th, just 6 points off the playoffs. Plenty of room for optimism for a playoff push for next season
  12. Yeovil are a small club that yo-yo between National League and League 2. Chesterfield only fell into non-league because of epic financial mismanagement, which in my save has been resolved by a takeover. They finished 6th in League 2 last season, and I think, if I get rid of the dead wood and bring in a few decent replacements, a promotion challenge should be possible. That would never have happened at Yeovil. My transfer budget at Chesterfield is currently £300k. At Yeovil, I didn't have any money at all.
  13. March was ok, but not great and the gap to the playoffs remains 7 points, just 5 games to go. A matter of time before it is confirmed we have missed out.
  14. A solid first month in charge and we're into the top half spot that the board are requesting, 7 points off the playoffs, which might just be too big a gap at this stage of the season
  15. As I swap Somerset for Derbyshire and with the transfer window shutting on the day I arrived, this is the squad I've got for the rest of the season. Note that Chesterfield don't have a U23 side, so players who are too old for the U18s but not good enough for the first team, are stuck in the first team squad until I can sell them or run their contracts down
  16. On the pitch, it was a perfect January, with only Bradford even scoring against us which lifts us into the top half, and almost guarantees survival already
  17. January saw some interesting job opportunities arise, and one of them has offered an interview, which I'll be attending
  18. Not a great set of results in December, but we end the month two matches unbeaten and that's enough to keep us well clear of the bottom 2, which remains the objective, assuming I see the season out here
  19. We lost all our games in November and we'll need to start winning soon to avoid being dragged into a dogfight
  20. October started with three defeats, but we ended it four unbeaten and that left us still in mid-table
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