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  1. Thanks man. I think Groenveld has one of those rare personalities that is incredibly consistent.
  2. RKC Waalwijk AUGUST 2021 TRANSFER WINDOW Like the Beatles sang, we're back in the Eredivisie. And with being back, I was given a brief to Finish in Mid-table & reach the Third Round of the KNVB Beker with a transfer kitty of £1.12m and £57.5k in the wage budget. No changes in the backroom staff, but the chairman negotiated a parent club deal and I got a new contract (without extras, as ever) Results We had a decent pre-season, topped off with this thrashing of vv Achilles Veen. So when we kicked off my fifth season in charge, I had some optimism. We opened the Eredivisie season at home to Heracles Almelo. Yassin Fortune opened his, and our, account for the season after 15 minutes to put us up 1-0. Last season's wonderkid Maarten Groenveld then restored our lead to 2-1 on 39 minutes after we were pegged back midway through the first half. Thierry Ambrose then missed a penalty right on the stroke of half-time to underline our dominance. Yassin Fortune then netted his second on 58 minutes to make it 3-1 and, although Heracles pulled one back with 12 minutes to go, we held on for a 3-2 win, despite Groenveld hobbling off injured. Next up were VVV Venlo and we dispatched them easily 3-0. First half goals from Kyle Ebecilio, Chuma (starting in place of the injured Groenveld) saw us firmly in control, before Thierry Ambrose put the icing on the cake with 10 minutes to go. Our next match was to be our first real test of the season. AFC Ajax Amsterdam at home. But we ripped up the script just 4 minutes in as Thierry Ambrose swept home to give us a 1-0 lead! The lead lasted until 33 minutes as Ajax fought back. At HT, we were level and I was very pleased. Chuma then picked up an injury on 47 minutes. Lacking confidence in some of the bench for such a big game, I threw on a half-fit Maarten Groenveld. Full back Niciano Omzigtig, a recent Bosman signing FROM Ajax, then saw red for his second yellow card on 65 minutes, sparking three minutes of mayhem. Ajax then took the lead from the resulting free-kick, but on our attack from kick-off, Maarten Groenveld stabbed home to level it up with just 10 men and that's how it stayed at 2-2. We seemed to run out of steam away to AZ Alkmaar. Despite taking the lead thanks to an own-goal, we fell apart in the second half aided by TWO own-goals from Mauro Savastano and we spluttered to a 2-5 loss. - Table - Results - Transfers We walked the Jupiler League last season so I wanted to keep faith with the squad that got us here. My sole incomings were cover at FB with the free agent signing of AFC Ajax Amsterdam fullback Niciano Omzigtig, the re-acquiring of goalkeeper Pieter Bruggeman on loan from Lille OSC and the re-signing of defensive midfielder Mick Lötters for £1.5m from PSV Eindhoven. However, due to the 50% sell-on clause, I actually only ended up paying £750k. Leaving the club were a number of players, their heads turned by Eredivisie clubs and beyond. First off, Chilean talent Alexis Pacheco was sold to Paris Saint-Germain for £650k + 50% sell on. A good price and he was only going to improve and bring me a good sell on in. Next, winger Henrik Granang was on loan to Hertha BSC last season and they came up with the £1.5m + 50% it took to make his stay permanent. Winger Bobby Adekanye also departed, this time back to England for £500k + 50% to Crystal Palace. DM's Angelo Martina & Pablo Rosario both departed too. Martina, because he was a Curaçao international and Rosario because he was a panic buy last season and I didn't like him. They went to sc Heerenveen (£275k) and FC Twente Enschede (£1.2m) respectively. Finally, I sold two recent prospects. Mohamed El Bakkali went to AZ Alkmaar for £230k + 50% (rising to £500k) and Rewien Laazizi to Feyenoord Rotterdam for £200k + 50% (rising to £400k) -Transfers-
  3. Thanks guys, it's really appreciated
  4. FM Careers Forum Discussion

    Good memory, my friend! Yes, it was me Those were the days!
  5. [FM18] Ta' Xbiex SC - Youth Only Malta

    I've noticed a lot of late goals in this edition of FM
  6. I'm confident we can avoid relegation..
  7. RKC Waalwijk 2020/21 JUPILER LEAGUE AWARDS NIGHT The awards we got at the end of the season need their own post this season.. Maarten Groenveld won the Jupiler League Top Goalscorer Award and broke the RKC single season scoring record. Thierry Ambrose won the Jupiler League Player of the Year and broke RKC & Jupiler League season records for assists. Erwin Schomaker won Jupiler League Young Player of the Year. Peter Leeuwenburgh broke the RKC single season record for clean sheets. and I picked up Jupiler Manager of the Year
  8. RKC Waalwijk 2020/21 SEASON REVIEW YES. FINALLY. We utterly romped to the title this season. Seemed like we took all of our disappointments over the last three seasons and channelled them into a record-breaking season! Final Table Results Cup Results: Our great run was ended in dramatically unlucky fashion in the Semi Finals (Can I lose any other way??) End of Season Awards: Surprised Baggerman's title winner wasn't Goal of the Season End of Season Review: That 0-1 was just a blip in a near-perfect season. Player Stats
  9. Hi Ben, I also encountered this problem, however I do agree that it was solved by the fact that I hadn't updated my Steam/FM18 game. Maybe you should put this fact as a sticky?
  10. Plus a Guyana international that's never played for me
  11. I must say, I did let out a shout when that hit the back of the net!