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  1. FC United of Manchester ; season 2038/39 League Table ; Squad ; Starting 11 ; Transfers ; Youth Candidates My first season back in the Championship and I reached the playoffs, finishing in 5th place. Unfortunately I lost in the semi finals but a very strong season nonetheless. The main negative was the board selling my only real Championship level defender Aled Keys for €29m but I did kind of need the money considering the expense of maxing out youth and training facilities to state of the art. Despite my HOYD being Resolute personality I am not getting a lot of good p
  2. From my experience of managing in Ireland, an EU player playing in Ireland almost never takes Irish citizenship. As they're already an EU citizen, it notes on their profile that they don't see the benefit. The only time I see them take Irish citizenship is if they are uncapped and want to try to get capped for Ireland. Now whether the game is complex enough for a player on loan from the UK to know taking Irish citizenship will get them around work permit issues in the UK is another story.
  3. FC United of Manchester ; season 2037/38 League Table ; Squad ; Starting 11 ; Transfers ; Youth Candidates We're back baby! We absolutely smashed League One with a record 112 points and made it a double by lifting the EFL Trophy. A great way to bounce back into the Championship after last year's relegation. Off the field developments included; the board were up to their old tricks, selling two of my most promising central midfielders at the beginning of the season for a combined €18m I got my worst youth intake to date I requested and was granted an u
  4. Another Dundalk signing; Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (Sligo)
  5. On the new update, I assume the Treaty United call came too late for the cut off. Hopefully it will be in the next update? Some Dundalk FC changes too which I guess were not in time (but for completeness); In; Peter Cherrie (Derry) Ryan O'Kane (Cliftonville) Taner Dogan (Athlone) Out on loan; Andrew Quinn (Bray) Will Patching (Derry)
  6. I jumped the gun here on Will Patching. He is still under contract with Dundalk for 2021. https://www.jamesrogers.ie/patching-set-to-return-to-oriel-park-for-pre-season-training/amp/ It looks like he'll be loaned out to Derry City though.
  7. Treaty United replacing Shamrock Rovers II in the First Division is now confirmed.
  8. FC United of Manchester ; season 2036/37 League Table ; Squad ; Starting 11 ; Transfers ; Youth Candidates Relegation. Hard to take considering the amount of slim one goal losses. My striker coming in as top league goal scorer adds insult to injury. Time to regroup in League One. With three of my best players wanting to leave, I have promised them play-offs as a minimum to keep them on board. A few relegation release clauses might come back to bite me though.
  9. I will be playing with the club I support Dundalk FC with the new 2021 squad (hopefully it'll all be updated).
  10. Did you have an u23 team from the beginning or how / when did you get one? I still only have a first team and u18s in the Championship.
  11. FC United of Manchester ; season 2035/36 League Table ; Squad ; Starting 11 ; Transfers ; Youth Candidates A fairly forgettable season but valuable experience for the next generation. I finished 21st but 10 points clear of the drop. 9 of my 12 wins came before Christmas, while sitting pretty in mid table at the half way stage I decided to focus on game time for my youngsters in the second half of the season. Particularly in midfield, I was fielding 3 teenagers out of 4 across the middle for most of the run in. I have some big decisions to make around goalkeepers. I'm in the
  12. I've listened to every episode so far except for the mobile one (as I don't play that format) and although most of it is stuff I have kind of generally known, it's good to have it officially endorsed, as well as a few nuggets here and there make it quite thought provoking,
  13. FC United of Manchester ; season 2034/35 League Table ; Squad ; Starting 11 ; Transfers ; Youth Candidates Five wins on the bounce in the new year kept me any from any real threat of relegation. Frustratingly, 13 of my 23 league defeats were by only one goal. The players are continuing to progress and I am still managing to hang onto my best players. It's a pity 2 of my 3 best players are both goalkeepers though! Last season's top scorer Miley got shoved out to the left wing as Bala came back from loan and was undroppable as my advanced forward. Off the pitch, both Tra
  14. FC United of Manchester ; season 2033/34 League Table ; Squad ; Starting 11 ; Transfers ; Youth Candidates I initially thought I was doomed after losing my first 7 games on the bounce, but then picked up 8 points in my next 5 games to show that there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Some very good results between December and January pulled me up out of the relegation zone. I always seemed to do well against those around me which helped. I managed to hang onto all of my important players, despite persistent interest in my key player Jonathan Miley in January. Having €2
  15. FC United of Manchester ; season 2032/33 League Table ; A decent enough 18th place for my first season in the Championship. Squad ; I lost two key players in the January transfer window, but the squad is still in good shape. Starting 11 ; My left back Archibong gets into the team even though he was sold by the board in January. Full back positions continue to be an issue. Transfers ; Two key players sold in January by the board. I have already cashed in the sell on clause on Taylor for another €10m and also got another €2.5m thanks to Archibong picking up a cap for Nig
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