brettney1980

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    Football Manager isn't life or death ... It's far more important than that!

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  1. SAF Challenge - Season 4 - 2018/19 - Everton; "My greatest challenge is not what is happening right at this moment, my greatest challenge is knocking Liverpool right off their [insert swear word] perch. And you can print that." - Brettney Joven November 6th 2015 The Squad||Transfers|League Table|League Graph|Finances|Season Review|Awards After winning the Champions league for the past two seasons we may have fallen a little lapse, we drew waaaay too many game. 15 draws more than any other club cost us the League Title. Still has to be considered a good season though with less than 5 losses and we managed to finish 2nd after an exciting final day where the league looked like this... Better news in the Domestic Cups this season as we finally managed a cup run (i played stronger sides) and actually managed to win the League Cup!!! We felt quite pleased with this seasons Champions League group draw and could hope to get into the Knockout stages once again. We managed to finish 2nd in the Group and draw Barcelona once again in the 1st Knockout Round, this time though there would be no miracle game and we lost 8-1 on agg. Community Shield - Lost! Final Champions League Group! After winning the Players' Young Player of the Season last year, Kingsley Coman wins World Player of the Year!!! As well as the World Golden Ball! He's also breaking Club records! And speaking of Records i broke the Transfer Record, beating the £28M we paid Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku by £3M paying Barcelona £31M for CB Niklas Süle. Class of 2019' Best of the Bunch... Dominic Leather - Profile - Report. After 12 years at the club Phil Jagielka has decided to retire! Challenge Progress Domestic 2/13 Premier League titles 1/10 Community Shield wins 0/5 FA Cup wins 1/4 League Cup wins Continental 0/2 Champions League wins 0/1 Europa League wins* 0/1 European Super Cup wins Worldwide 0/2 World Club Championship** * - Ferguson actually won the now-defunct Cup Winners' Cup. I'll settle for the Europa League, or a third Champions League trophy. * - Ferguson actually won the one time only Intercontinental Trophy. I'll aim for a second World Club Championship. Seasons; Season League FA Cup Lg Cup Europe CWC Other & Notes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2015/16 10th R3 N/A N/A Took over 19th 2016/17 Top R3 QF N/A Qual. Champ League 2017/18 Top R3 4th rd Semis Won Community Shield 2018/19 2nd 5th Winners 1st KO rd Broke Transfer Record. I have shamelessly stolen the Challenge Progress and Seasons charts....
  2. SAF Challenge - Season 3 - 2017/18 - Everton; "My greatest challenge is not what is happening right at this moment, my greatest challenge is knocking Liverpool right off their [insert swear word] perch. And you can print that." - Brettney Joven November 6th 2015 The Squad||Transfers|League Table|League Graph|Finances|Season Review|Awards After a great season last year i was really looking forward to the Champions League draw, with that i was confident of second place and with wins over Sparta Prague (Home and Away) and Sporting we did just enough to grab second place and qualify for the next round. Previous to the Champions league we beat Arsenal to win the Community Shield. The League season started a little slow for us as i rotated alot before and after Champions League games, but we managed to stay within reach opf the top four which we got into and managed to once again be challenging for the title into the new year. We once again went out at the 3rd round stage of the FA Cup, i played alot of youngsters and they just didn't cut it against League 2 Dagenham and Redbridge!!! Into the 1st K.O round of the Champions league and we draw Barcelona... My disapointment turns to pajnic when we lose 2-1 at Home and then a miracle happens... Somehow we win 4-3 at the Nou Camp and we go through to the Quarter Finals!!! The Spaniards keep on coming with us drawing Atletico Madrid in the Quarters and we manage to get by them with a 4-1 Aggregate win. Next up came Real Madrid to complete an HatTrick of Spanish sides in the Knockout rounds but they were a team too far and we lost 3-0 Away and could onloy manage a 3-3 Draw at Goodison Park. Although the Champions League dream was over we were still in the running for the Premier League Title and with Arsenal and Man City slipping up we ended up in the driving seat and were crowned Champions again!!! Community Shield! Final Champions League Group! Game of the Season! Stadium Expansion announced... And Youth Facilities. Kingsley Coman wins Players' Young Player of the Year. After winning Manager of the Month just the once this season, in November i also won Manager of the Year. Class of 2017' Alan Forrest - Report. Challenge Progress Domestic 2/13 Premier League titles 1/10 Community Shield wins 0/5 FA Cup wins 0/4 League Cup wins Continental 0/2 Champions League wins 0/1 Europa League wins* 0/1 European Super Cup wins Worldwide 0/2 World Club Championship** * - Ferguson actually won the now-defunct Cup Winners' Cup. I'll settle for the Europa League, or a third Champions League trophy. * - Ferguson actually won the one time only Intercontinental Trophy. I'll aim for a second World Club Championship. Seasons; Season League FA Cup Lg Cup Europe CWC Other & Notes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2015/16 10th R3 N/A N/A Took over 19th 2016/17 Top R3 QF N/A Qual. Champ League 2017/18 Top R3 4th rd Semis Won Community Shield I have shamelessly stolen the Challenge Progress and Seasons charts....
  3. SAF Challenge - Season 2 - 2016/17 - Everton; "My greatest challenge is not what is happening right at this moment, my greatest challenge is knocking Liverpool right off their [insert swear word] perch. And you can print that." - Brettney Joven November 6th 2015 Season Preview! The Squad||Transfers|League Table|League Graph|Finances|Season Review|Awards I gave us an aim of making European football, i felt breaking into the top 4 would be tough but as long as we held onto our bigger players (some of Lukaku, Deulofeu, Barkley, Stones and McCarthy) we would have a chance. But realisticly the Europa League was more likely. We got through the Summer Transfer window only losing McCarthy, Stones and Funes Mori this left us weak at CB with Jagielkas influence lessoning. I strengthened our Midfield mostly but after looking at him a couple of times and even pulling out of a bid because i felt WBA wanted a little too much i finally signed Jonny Evans for some more experience in defence.From his first minute in an Everton shirt Pione Sisto was amazing, her performed way above my expectations throughout the season and was easily my signing of the year. Lukaku and Deulofeu were unhappy after the Transfer window closed both having wanting to leave (to Arsenal and Real Madrid respectively) but as Lukaku got injured towards the end of August and no serious bids came in for Deulofeu i managed to hang on to them without making them too unhappy. We got off to a good start in the league losing only twice before Christmas to Arsenal and Southampton, we beat Champions Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield which would of been enough to make my season but as we went beyond the January Window (still hanging on to Lukaku) we started to dream, everyone around us were losing and we found ourselves at the top of the Premier league, at one point we were even 8 points clear, but then a run of 1 win in 5 games saw the lead cut to 3. We were already gauranteed Champions League football before May!!! 7 points from our last 3 games (Aways vs Swansea and Aston Villa and Home vs Crystal Palace) would see us lift the Title for the first time in 30 years... We won all three and even though Arsenal won their last 5 we were crowned 2016/17 Premier League Champions!!! Lukaku wins Players' Young Player of the Year. After winning Manager of the Month 3 times during the season i also won Manager of the Year. Class of 2017' - 2 Players to keep an eye on. Daniel Lewis and Jack Cooper. Plus it's always nice to get a Gibraltarian through... Ged Brown! Challenge Progress Domestic 1/13 Premier League titles 0/10 Community Shield wins 0/5 FA Cup wins 0/4 League Cup wins Continental 0/2 Champions League wins 0/1 Europa League wins* 0/1 European Super Cup wins Worldwide 0/2 World Club Championship** * - Ferguson actually won the now-defunct Cup Winners' Cup. I'll settle for the Europa League, or a third Champions League trophy. * - Ferguson actually won the one time only Intercontinental Trophy. I'll aim for a second World Club Championship. Seasons; Season League FA Cup Lg Cup Europe CWC Other & Notes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2015/16 10th R3 N/A N/A Took over 19th 2016/17 Top R3 QF N/A Qual. Champ League I have shamelessly stolen the Challenge Progress and Seasons charts....
  4. Its interesting to read your progression over the last few seasons with West Brom KorbenRyan. Some great progress made already, long may it continue. I myself am just coming towards the end of the first full season in charge of Everton, will probably be an update tomorrow morning...
  5. Great going US Arsenal to get third in your first full season (and maybe second full also...).
  6. SAF Challenge - Season 1 - 2015/16 - Everton; "My greatest challenge is not what is happening right at this moment, my greatest challenge is knocking Liverpool right off their [insert swear word] perch. And you can print that." - Brettney Joven November 6th 2015 The Squad|Transfers|League Table|League Graph|Finances|Season Review|Awards I was very happy with my start, 3 wins in 4 games including a 3-0 vs Newcastle. We then went on a 7 game run without a win (including a 2-0 FA Cup 3rd rd loss vs Championship struggles Charlton - I did put out a very weak side here), we did draw 5 times in this run though which kept us away from the relegation battle that was going on 5-6 points below us. Wins over Sunderland, West Brom, Bournemouth and Swansea kept us above water and we were heading close to the top half of the table, which we scrapped into hitting my secret target i had set myself after taking the job (i also hoped we could get out of the negative goal difference but a 6-2 loss to Chelsea pretty much put an end to that little dream). The only transfers i brought in were Loanees Mikel from Chelsea and Pereira from Man Utd both did well as cover for Injuries mostly. Going into the Pre-Season i am already going to be fending off bids for James McCarthy (Arsenal, Spurs), Romelu Lakaku (PSG, Baryern Munich, Spurs), Ross Barkley (Spurs), John Stones (Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City) and Gerard Deulofeu (Real Madrid) - This could be a long Pre-Season. Class of 2016' - Kingsmill may get a game if he can improve well enough but all in all a poor intake. Facilities Downgraded! - With how poor the Youth Candidates were this year this is very bad news to me wanting my own 'Class of 92' (although i guess it's about a class of 22' i'll be wanting). Injuries - This is what i (and Martinez before me) had to deal with, no wonder the great club struggled at times. Then finally some good news, we can upgrade our Youth Facilities.
  7. Good luck with Take 2 Joe. It's a shame Watford didn't work to well but it will be interesting to see who you go with.
  8. "My greatest challenge is not what is happening right at this moment, my greatest challenge is knocking Liverpool right off their [insert swear word] perch. And you can print that." - Brettney Joven November 6th 2015
  9. October's games. The Squad; Away vs Scotland - 5/10/17. WCQ 2-2 Scorers; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Austin. Hart. Trippier. Stones. Caulker. Cresswell. Oxlade-Chamberlain. Noble. Baker. Milner. Ings. Austin. Subs; Terry for Caulker, 56' Cahill for Trippier, 67' Zaha for Noble, 80' Current Table; Squad News: Michael Dawson has pulled out of the squad due to a thigh injury, he will be replaced by Bournemouth's LW Luke Freeman. WCQ News: We look like we are set for the playoffs, we need Malta to beat Slovenia and us to beat Lithuania for us to finish top, cannot see Malta getting the win but we need to just go out and do our job and beat Lithuania. We look like we are certain a playoff spot, anything but a loss should see that. Away vs Lithuania - 8/10/17. WCQ 1-0 Scorer; Austin. Hart. Stones. Cahill. Terry. Cresswell. Redmond. Carrick. Noble. Milner. Austin. Akpom. Subs; Caulker for Cahill, 45' Solly for Stones, 63' Ings for Austin, 78' Final Group Table; We go into the Playoffs after finishing 5th in the 2nd placed teams table. Playoff draw!!!
  10. August/September 2017; Away vs Slovakia - 31/8/17. WCQ 1-2 Scorer; Akpom. Hart. Richards. Caulker. Dawson. Lowton. Redmond. Cork. Westwood. Downing. Ravel. Akpom. Subs; Beevers for Richards, 45' Vardy for Ravel, 63' Oxlade-Chamberlain for Redmond, 80' Home vs Slovenia - 3/9/17. WCQ 1 - 0 Scorer; Wickham. Hart. Clyne. Mawson. Terry. Connelly. Milner. Carrick. Vardy. Oxlade-Chamberlain. Wickham. Akpom. Subs; Redmond for Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23' Injury. Cork for Vardy, 66' Downing for Akpom, 78'
  11. June 2017; The Squad; Home vs Malta - 8/6/17. WCQ 4-0 Scorers; Stones (Pen), Vardy (x2), Ravel. Hart. Byram. Stones. Terry. Shaw. Ward-Prowse. Alli. Henderson. Vardy. Rooney. Sturridge. Subs; Ravel for Rooney, 45' Thorpe for Terry, 69' Howson for Ward-Prowse, 79' Away vs Austria - 13/6/17. Friendly. 0-3 Hart. Byram. Cooper. Thorpe. Baines. Ince. Alli. Ravel. Rodriguez. Rooney. Vardy. Subs; Ward-Prowse for Rooney, 43' Injury. Carson for Hart, 45' Milner for Ravel, 45' Dawson for Cooper, 45' Carroll for Vardy, 63' Sturridge for Alli, 75' Interesting news...
  12. March 2017. The Squad; Home vs Scotland - 24/3/17. WCQ 3-0 Scorers; Vardy, Sturridge (x2) Carson. Clyne. Stones. Terry. Shaw. Henderson. Milner. Vardy. Alli. Oxlade-Chamberlain. Sturridge. Subs; Ward-Prowse for Vardy, 60' Byram for Clyne, 73' Ince for Oxlade-Chamberlain, 85'
  13. November's matches. The Squad; Home vs Lithuania - 11/11/16. 4-2 Scorers; Vardy, Alli, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge. Forster. Bertrand. Jones. Jagielka. Shaw. Henderson. Milner. Ward-Prowse. Alli. Oxlade-Chamberlain. Vardy. Subs; Sturridge for Vardy, 61' Caulker for Jones, 68' Ravel for Alli, 83' Home vs Italy - 15/11/16. Friendly. 1 - 0 Scorer; Ravel. Foster. Jones. Jagielka. Caulker. Shaw. Alli. Henderson. Albrighton. Ward-Prowse. Ravel. Vardy. Subs; Forster for Foster, 45. Cooper for Jones, 45' Perch for Jagielka, 45' Surridge for Vardy, 61' Howson for Alli, 72' Milner for Henderson, 81' Fastest ever England goal!!! WCQ Group; Latest FIFA Rankings.
  14. October matches. The Squad; Home vs Slovakia - 6/10/16. WCQ 5 -2 Scorers; Alli, Vardy (x2) Oxlade-Chamberlain (x2). Forster. Stones. Jagielka. Caulker. Shaw. Milner. Westwood. Oxlade-Chamnberlain. Alli. Rodriguez. Vardy. Subs; Byram for Stones, 29' Injury. Dawson for Jagielka, 64' Dyer for Rodriguez, 80' John Stones' Injury allowed me to call up a replacement, scouring the Championships stats Michael Keane was top in 'Key Tackles' so in he comes. Away vs Slovenia - 9/10/16. WCQ 0-1 Foster. Byram. Keane. Caulker. Baines. Redmond. Milner. Alli. Ravel. Bertrand. Lambert. Subs; Dyer for Redmond, 28' Injury. Vardy for Alli, 67' Oxlade-Chamberlain for Bertrand, 83' Latest FIFA Rankings.
  15. August/September; Away vs Serbia - 31/8/16. Friendly 3-1 Scorers; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Vardy, Matic O,G. Carson. Dier. M.Dawson. Shawcross. Baines. Henderson. Shelvey. Oxlade-Chamberlain. Barkley. Rodriguez. Vardy. Subs; Ruddy for Carson, 45' Shaw for Baines, 45' Jagielka for Dawson, 45' C.Dawson for Shelvey, 70' Dyer for Rodriguez, 70' Westwood for Barkley, 80' World Cup Qual. Group. Away vs Malta - 4/9/16. WCQ 4 - 0 Scorers; Vardy (x2), Shelvey, Sturridge. Forster. C.Dawson. Jagielka. Shawcross. Shaw. Henderson. Westwood. Oxlade-Chamberlain. Shelvey. Sturridge. Vardy. Subs; Bennett for Shawcross, 65' Redmond for Westwood, 81' Albrighton for Oxlade-Chamberlain, 81' FIFA World Rankings.