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  1. Really frustrated with both the match engine and how my team is underperforming, so I'm taking a break from FM20 (we are on pace to finish lower mid-table this year). Just reinstalled FM18 and found my Whitby save where we finished 5th last year in the prem, think my current plan is to finish this dafuge and then be re-energized to finish the FM20 version lol.
  2. 2039/2040: Whitby Town Year League Position Cups Training Youth Junior Recruitment Attendance (Cap) Badges Transfers (In-Out) Top Scorer Most Assists Av. Rating Clean Sheets May balance Total wages 2039/2040 Premier League 8th FAC: 3rd round, Carabao: 4th round Superb Superb Exceptional Good 22118 (22245) Cont. Pro (£42m) 8-10 Steve Crouzet - 12 Steve Crouzet - 12 Steve Crouzet - 7.15 (38) Jamie Phillips - 13 £60.82m £750k p/w I went into the season with a new plan in the transfer market. Last year was about using our money to build an entire team of players who could survive the drop. With that accomplished, this year's plan was to go out and get superstar players, whatever the cost. The first of these was Dale Pugh, who had just won EFL Young Player of the Year at Swansea. Three days later, we brought in Steve Crouzet, who ended up leading our team in goals, assists, and average rating. Now that we were playing with wide players, I needed a backup as well. This brought us Serge Chassaing, who was meant to be a rotation option between our 3 front guys, Crouzet, Pugh, and De Rubertis. De Rubertis lost all scoring touch and was quickly relegated to the bench and then sold to Monaco in the winter, moving Serge into a starting role. We made one other summer splash, signing Jamie Phillips on the expiry of his contract with United. We had just spent 7.5m on our goalkeeper of the future last year, but my scouts said Phillips was already better with an even higher ceiling. I didn't really see it, I thought he was comparable but made the signing since we had room in the wage budget. An injury to our other keeper in the offseason forced my hand, and it turns out my scouts were correct. Phillips was in the running for best goalkeeper in the Premier League and has been called up as a substitute for the England squad at this summer's Euros. This meant a loan for Leo Stephens in the winter to get him game time, and a cheap backup was acquired in Ahmed Mansour. The only other major transfer for us was on deadline day, as we were still hovering just outside the European places, so the funds for De Rubertis and Connolly were reinvested in Brazilian CB Omar. He did well in his first half season. All of this was not quite enough to get us into Europe; even a win over City between legs of the Champions League semifinals didn't allow us to catch them, and they ended up winning the CL and qualifying for next season anyway. Teambuilding for the future will remain largely unchanged, we have a very good and pretty young core so I will go after players I think can be Premier League stars at whatever cost is necessary. Our transfer budget for next year is 40m, I may just spend it all on one player if I find one that is good enough. League Table - Squad Stats - Transfers -
  3. Whitby Town - 2038/2039 Year League Position Cups Training Youth Junior Recruitment Attendance (Cap) Badges Transfers (In-Out) Top Scorer Most Assists Av. Rating Clean Sheets May balance Total wages 2038/2039 Premier League 15th FAC: 3rd round, Carabao: 3rd round Excellent Excellent Exceptional Adequate 14830 (14830) Cont. Pro (£26.2m) 12-8 Lorenzo De Rubertis - 18 Kevin Alexander / Tiarnán Livingstone - 6 Lorenzo De Rubertis - 7.14 (35) Jake Brennan - 3 £44.39m £466k p/w First season in the Premier League was interesting. Featured both an 8-1 win and a 7-0 loss. Transfers were almost all transfer listed players with the exception of Marcelo Olivera, a Premier League ready central midfielder playing in Uruguay. In the end, the best transfer was Lorenzo De Rubertis whose Serie A team had been relegated letting us steal him for cheap. In a pretty unsuccessful season, he managed to lead the Premier League in goals. Two players with over 300 appearances left the club as Rakish Kane and Daniel Lloyd had become bench players but both wanted to still play regularly. Despite finishing 15th, relegation was never a major concern. We blitzed out to a hot start and coasted, helped by the fact that there were three genuinely terrible teams. 25 points would have been enough. Money poured in despite still only having a capacity of 14,830. The board wouldn't agree to a new stadium, though they did promise to expand by 8000 seats so we'll be playing in Middlesbrough next season. Facilities will once again be upgraded and our youth level is now 1. Next season we've been given a budget of 54m, so we could see a lot of moves. League Table - Squad Stats - Transfers -
  4. Whitby Town double update, 2036-2038 Was too sad to update after last season but this season went better so here it is: Year League Position Cups Training Youth Junior Recruitment Attendance (Cap) Badges Transfers (In-Out) Top Scorer Most Assists Av. Rating Clean Sheets May balance Total wages 2036/2037 Championship 3rd FAC: 4th round, Carabao: 2nd round Good Good Exceptional Average 14091 (14830) Cont. Pro (+£6.75m) 4-6 Jordan Chambers - 21 Brian Cross - 15 Brian Cross - 7.34 (44) Rakish Kane - 21 £2.83m £196k p/w League Table - Season Stats - Transfers - Didn't feel we needed much help, so transfers were few. A star CM on a free, a star AMC on loan, and a good RB seemed good enough for me. We flirted with both missing the playoffs and automatic promotion at times through the season but settled for 3rd. A strong showing in the second leg of the semi finals put us in the finals for the second straight year. Once again it took extra time, and once again we didn't get the luck. A deflected goal after 110 minutes was the only goal and I was very sad. Year League Position Cups Training Youth Junior Recruitment Attendance (Cap) Badges Transfers (In-Out) Top Scorer Most Assists Av. Rating Clean Sheets May balance Total wages 2037/2038 Championship 1st FAC: 3rd round, Carabao: 2nd round Great Great Exceptional Average 14518 (14830) Cont. Pro (+£15.5m) 8-9 Jordan Chambers - 30 Brian Cross - 14 Michael Schuetz - 7.45 (35) Rakish Kane - 19 (£5.64m) £223k p/w Up and down start to the season. Board hates giving me money for transfers but loves to invest in facilities. It hasn't paid off for youth (only one has made a decent amount of appearances), but training facilities have helped immensely. Unfortunately, a failure to get promoted means we lose Beith on a 15.5m deal. Peters and Schuetz joined on permanent deals, and to replace Preston who departed to the MLS we loaned two CBs from United. One is a superstar, one provided valuable depth. I loaned a striker since I was a little upset with how often our second striker missed what seemed to be easy chances. He wasn't much better. Only other important transfer was a January loan after multiple injuries to our wing backs left us short. We were absolutely dominant, losing just two and drawing 6 of our first 32 games. A few losses late in the season made it seem like we were in for an epic collapse, but we righted the ship enough to finish with 101 points. It would've been nice to not have to win the league to get promoted during this journey, but (so far) it hasn't been so. Board gave me 40m to work with in transfer budget next year, which is good as we need a LOT of help. So far I've spent a total of 625k over my entire career and 250k is our leading transfer so this could get interesting. League Table - Season Stats - Transfers -
  5. Whitby Town 2035/2036 - One kick away Year League Position Cups Training Youth Junior Recruitment Attendance (Cap) Badges Transfers (In-Out) Top Scorer Most Assists Av. Rating Clean Sheets May balance Total wages 2035/2036 Championship 5th FAC: 3rd round, Carabao: 2nd round Good Average Exceptional Fairly Basic 13395 (14830) Cont. Pro (+£2.4m) 8-5 Jordan Chambers - 24 Cameron Robinson - 11 Kevin Alexander - 7.26 (45) Rakish Kane - 15 £4.97m £143k p/w We started the season using the same tactic we ended the last season using, with some new players we had brought in. For the first third of the season, we were cruising. At some point, the other teams figured us out as we continued to dominate possession at home but couldn't seem to score. Away from home we looked great at times and average at others. In January I decided to make a sale for the first time in a while. None of my players are valued at anything worth their value, but I got tired of my right back getting suspended even after we had gone to a less aggressive style so I sold him for £1m. Only 20% of that went into my transfer budget and I knew I wouldn't get anything worthwhile using that money, so I just pushed it all into the wage budget and made three loans; starters at CB and RB and an AMC to cover for Robinson who was frequently injured. Two-thirds of the way through the year we had fallen to 7th. No matter how hard we pushed, we couldn't seem to make the playoffs. With just 3 games left in the season, we had our chance. Away to Luton, who had been relegated from the Premier League two seasons prior. They were 2 points ahead in the table, so I knew winning our last 3 guaranteed a playoff spot. The new loan CB got his second goal with the club and an own goal in the second half meant their late score was only a consolation. We took care of business in our last two games against two teams near the bottom of the table and ended the season in 5th. The playoff semi-finals matched us with Bristol City, who we had beaten at home but lost 3-0 away thanks to a red card from our old RB in the first half. It was this suspension that had pushed me over the top and him out of the club. Despite dominating the possession and shots figures in the home leg, Bristol managed to score from a nice counter and after two blocked shots to get the only goal. I was not optimistic about our chances in leg 2 as we usually struggled against the better teams away, but we did have some success with our counter attacks so I thought maybe we'd see another 1-0. We got a goal from a corner just three minutes in and a quick counter goal after 16 minutes to put us within reach of the final. A third in the 59th minute meant I was already making travel plans when they quickly pulled one back. After they scored again in the 80th minute, it seemed another early playoff exit was inevitable. We'd never made it to a final in any of our previous playoffs, why start now? The game went to extra time with them having all of the chances in the last 10 minutes of regulation. In extra time, our loan RB was taken off with a serious injury, so I had to throw in the backup whom I had previously decided wasn't good enough to start (hence the January loan) and he repaid my lack of faith by assisting a goal in the 113th minute. After enduring what felt like six hours of attacks from Bristol, we were into the final to face Cardiff. Both games against Cardiff during the season had gone in our favor, but we were without two of our best players; the loan RB who had been everywhere on the pitch since signing, and our best CM (by average rating) who limped onto the bench at 76% condition after an injury 3 weeks prior. This game did not have the same happy start as our last game as neither team could get a shot on target for the first 20 minutes. Eventually Cardiff was able to force one towards the net and it went off my goalkeeper and in. We trailed for the rest of the first half, but scored early in the second from the oft injured Cameron Robinson. It took Cardiff just 3 minutes to restore their lead, and despite pressing forward we couldn't get anything past their defense for half an hour. Just as things were getting bleak, a fantastic through ball sent our second striker free and with just under 5 minutes left we had leveled at 2. In extra time, both teams seemed pretty cautious, but Robinson fired one in from distance to give us our first lead. Unfortunately someone was left completely unmarked on a free kick just 4 minutes later and it just felt like things weren't going to go our way. I made two substitutions late, bringing on our injured CM and a better penalty taker at RB and despite a late Cardiff corner hitting the bar, it would be penalties. The two substitutes and our best striker scored, but despite getting a touch to one our keeper couldn't keep any out. A save on our next attempt ended up spelling doom as Cardiff got the next two. Because of the unexpected success, the board gave me a wage budget increase of ... 5k p/w. At least they finally gave me a non-zero transfer budget, so I put almost all of it into wages. I'm looking to make 2 or 3 major signings to push us over the top. League Table - Squad Stats - Transfers -
  6. Whitby Town 2034/2035 - More fans, more points, less money Year League Position Cups Training Youth Junior Recruitment Attendance (Cap) Badges Transfers (In-Out) Top Scorer Most Assists Av. Rating Clean Sheets May balance Total wages 2034/2035 Championship 13th FAC: 3rd round, Carabao: 1st round Average Adequate Exceptional Fairly Basic 12214 (14830) Cont. Pro (+£215k) 8-4 Jordan Chambers - 21 Vassi - 11 Vassi - 7.25 (32) Rakish Kane - 13 £743k £135k p/w Feels like we've hit a major wall here. Started the season with 3 straight wins, but then form turned to alternate streaks of dominating games and barely getting a shot away. Tried a lot of different things tactically and we ended up with the fourth fewest home losses on the season. At the same time, there was only one team with more losses away from home than us, and they were relegated in last place. We can't really pay competitive wages for anyone in their prime who has experience at or above this level, so our transfers are restricted to three areas: loans, old players, and low rep leagues. I tried to move away from loans this year as we finally have decent facilities to develop our own players here, but two of our top players were still loanees. In terms of older players, this is the second straight year we've had one leading our assist charts. Just like last year, this year's leader didn't want to sign a contract extension, so we'll need to go searching again this summer. In terms of low rep leagues, my scout has been finding quality players while watching Europa/CL qualifiers from the Northern Irish Premier League. We got two very good young players on frees from Linfield and Crusaders respectively and I thought I had found an untapped gold mine when he found a third player who will join this summer. Turns out I'm actually late to the party. Northern Ireland has climbed to 44th in the world rankings, has a CB at Barcelona who is amongst the best in the world, and has a 28 year old striker who is on pace to surpass 150 caps and 100 goals. Even though we increased our average attendance to nearly 2.5x where it was last year, we ended up only making a profit of 600k after solidarity payments thanks to increased matchday expenses and our fancy youth setup. This means we got the exact same wage budget with a transfer budget of zero next season. Not sure I can find what we need to push for the playoffs, so it may be another mediocre season in the Championship next year. Late in the season, once we could no longer make the playoffs, I got a chance to play two of our highly rated youth prospects, and one managed a brace in the final matchday of the year. There's a lot of promise there, so it'll be interesting to see if any of them develop into regular starters. League Table - Squad Stats - Transfers -
  7. feel free. hopefully you'll have more success with it :P
  8. Whitby Town 2033/2034 - A major leap (backwards) League Position Cups Training Youth Junior Recruitment Attendance (Cap) Badges Transfers (In-Out) Top Scorer Most Assists Av. Rating Clean Sheets May balance Total wages Championship 18th FAC: 3rd round, Carabao: 1st round Average Adequate Excellent Fairly Basic 5500 (5500) Cont. Pro (+£275k) 4-3 Aaron Parkes - 12 Agustín Urzi - 8 Aaron Parkes - 7.09 Rakish Kane - 8 (£3.41m) £124k p/w Even though we finished near the bottom, we were never in danger of relegation as we finished 23 points clear even after 5 losses and a draw to end the season. This season featured a complete failure in our tactics, as we again broke the worst discipline record but had even less bite in our attack. It also came with some of the worst transfers I've ever made. I would like to particularly point out Jørgen Stensletten. Loan listen at United and already playing for his country at the age of 20, I thought I had found another 20+ goal scorer. He got one in his debut and things seemed great. Then he went an excruciating TWENTY EIGHT HOURS without scoring, even while he was my only striker option due to injuries. He ended the year as our second highest scorer after getting 7 from 4 in March after our season was essentially over, then suffered a season ending sports hernia. We will also be losing our top scorer (and last years top assist man) after he agreed a free transfer to NYCFC while Chelsea wouldn't even negotiate a selling price for him. Rude. A lot of our wage budget will be freed up with departing players and loanees returning, though we did offer Tom Green the largest contract in club history after another solid season at centre mid. He struggled to get assists this year, but I think that was mostly our completely inept strikers. Other clubs in England are interested in signing him as well so we'll see what he decides. Either way we will probably need a complete tactical overhaul to avoid an even worse season next year. The new stadium (with nearly three times our current capacity) is set to finish in June so I look forward to higher revenue and the chance to offer higher wages. League Table - Squad Stats - Transfers -
  9. 2032/2033 Whitby Town - Promise Year League Position Cups Training Youth Junior Recruitment Attendance (Cap) Badges Transfers (In-Out) Top Scorer Most Assists Av. Rating Clean Sheets May balance Total wages 2032/2033 Championship 7th FAC: 3rd round, Carabao: 1st round Average Adequate Adequate Fairly Basic 5500 (5500) Cont. Pro (£325k) 16-0 Jordan Chambers - 16 Aaron Parkes - 13 Tom Green - 7.18 (38) Rakish Kane - 10 (£2.99m) £110k p/w We had just 1 point in our first 7 games as the struggles that media predicted for us seemed likely. Instead we became a dominant team at home. Two games where we gave up free kick goals in the last 5 minutes came back to haunt us as we went into the final matchday 1 point out of the playoffs. We managed a win, but so did the team ahead of us so we didn't even get the chance to try for promotion. Still, some promising things came from this season: Financially we had a rough season. We are still paying the least per annum in the league (by a decent amount) but despite selling out every home game we lost a huge amount of money. Solidarity payments kept us out of the negatives. We were only able to bring back one of our loanees from last year, but he ended up being our star player. We also purchased two of our loanees on permanent deals. Tottenham loaned us a winger who I thought would be a star but he was merely good. Our new striker was no where near the level of Durham (even though his attributes looked good). Sadly, despite not sending him back because they "wanted to give him a chance in the first team" he only made three appearances for Sheffield United. We didn't get a large budget for next year, so I'm not sure how much I can improve the squad.
  10. Whitby Town - 2031/2032: All or nothing (we choose all) A strange start to the season, we would consistently dominate possession and create more chances but we had many games where we failed to get all the points. This came to a head in December when we won 0 games the entire month. We then didn't lose a league game for the rest of the season as we won another title. It's apparently the only way we can get promoted. We've lost every time we've been in the playoffs. The board is still looking for somewhere to build a stadium but they agreed to upgrade facilities again. We are in a tough spot as 3 of our top 4 players are only here on loan. I've got lots of room for signings though so hopefully I can bring together a competent team. I also finished all my coaching badges so now I look like this: League Table - Squad Stats - Transfers - Year League Position Cups Training Youth Junior Recruitment Attendance (Cap) Badges Transfers (In-Out) Top Scorer Most Assists Av. Rating Clean Sheets May balance Total wages 2031/2032 League One 1st FAC: 1st round, Carabao: 1st round Adequate Below Average Adequate Fairly Basic 4376 (5500) Cont. Pro (£220k) 8-1 Gareth Durham - 43 Bob Thomas - 20 Gareth Durham - 7.62 (45) Rakish Kane - 17 (£1.63m) £56.5k p/w Previous seasons:
  11. Mine is just copy/paste from google sheets and I let the forum handle the formatting (hence the weird different colored boxes lol).
  12. Whitby Town 2030/2031 - Wasted season but at least we're rich Brought in a ton of new players on loan/frees and we were the best team in the league.... until the game randomly decided we sucked in the last month and a half. Players standing still as the ball goes over their head, goalkeeper kicking the ball off the other team's players, just generally stupid stuff. It dropped us to 3rd and we gave up 5 in the first leg of the playoffs despite allowing less than a goal per game until March. Almost rage quit. Guess we'll have to figure out how to improve next year. The nice thing is we will be able to do it from a secure financial position. O'Flaherty had a transfer clause which I was able to remove with a new contract, but in January Watford came and offered 1.4mil. I declined and they came back with 4.3mil. I negotiated up to 5mil+2.5mil+50% profit. It was too much to decline. It got the board to improve our facilities at least. Also sold a transfer clause for 1.75mil so we are very secure. The board decided this was the right time to look for a ground where we could build a new stadium as we were coming close to capacity at Turnbull Ground. League Table- Squad Stats- Transfers- Year League Position Cups Training Youth Junior Recruitment Attendance (Cap) Badges Transfers (In-Out) Top Scorer Most Assists Av. Rating Clean Sheets May balance Total wages 2030/2031 League One 3rd FAC: 1st round, Carabao: 1st round Below Average Basic Average Fairly Basic 4763 (5500) Cont. A (+£10m) 16-3 Gareth Durham - 26 Bob Thomas - 19 Bob Thomas - 7.25 (49) Tony O'Flaherty - 11 (£5.9m) £38.7k p/w 2029/2030 League Two 1st FAC: 1st round, Carabao: 1st round Below Average Basic Fairly Basic Basic 2582 (5500) Cont. B (+£275k) 13-2 Shemol Millington - 17 Bob Thomas - 16 Bob Thomas - 7.43 (46) Tony O'Flaherty - 28 (£256k) £23.6k p/w 2028/2029 VN National 1st FAC: 2nd round, FAT: 2nd round Below Average Basic Fairly Basic Basic 1297 (4000) Nat. A (+£11.5k) 10-3 Ray Malloy - 40 Bob Thomas - 19 Ray Malloy - 7.59 (48) Brian Isherwood - 15 (£302k) £15k p/w 2027/2028 VN National 9th FAC: 3rd round, FAT: 2nd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 1309 (4000) Nat. A (+£1.6m) 10-4 Ray Malloy - 25 Bob Thomas - 13 Ray Malloy - 7.16 (51) Anthony Patterson - 10 (£1.6m) £10k p/w 2026/2027 VN National 9th FAC: 4th qual., FAT: 2nd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 1221 (4000) Nat. C (£0) 6-4 Connor Bell - 23 Connor Bell - 12 Connor Bell - 7.27 (47) Anthony Patterson - 14 (£15k) £5.9k p/w 2025/2026 VN North 1st FAC: 1st round, FAT: 3rd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 576 (3180) Nat. C (+£8k) 11-4 Joe Ridley - 32 Joe Ridley - 18 Bob Thomas - 7.59 (50) Jonny Orritt - 25 (£583k) £4.9k p/w 2024/2025 VN North 5th FAC: 4th qual., FAT: 2nd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 640 (3180) Nat. C (+£150k) 10-2 Cole Kiernan - 29 Connor Bell - 20 Alfie Payne - 7.52 (32) Dave Richards - 12 (£541k) £5.4k p/w 2023/2024 VN North 5th FAC: 2nd qual., FAT: 1st round Basic Poor Adequate Average 565 (3180) Nat. C (+£12k) 14-10 Mitchell George - 31 Dion McGhee - 11 Mitchell George - 7.45 (51) Marcel Wusiewicz - 16 (£443k) £7.4k p/w 2022/2023 VN North 5th FAC: 3rd round, FAT: 1st round Basic Poor Adequate Average 798 (3180) None (£0) 18-6 Mitchell George - 40 Jake Cain - 16 Mitchell George - 7.35 (55) Jacob Carney - 17 (£37k) £6.3k p/w 2021/2022 VN North 8th FAC: 3rd qual., FAT: 3rd qual. Basic Poor Adequate Average 644 (3180) None (£0) 10-1 Mitchell George - 27 Mohammed Sangaré - 11 Mitchell George - 7.33 (46) Jacob Carney - 11 (£174k) £5.9k p/w 2020/2021 VN North 10th FAC: 3rd qual., FAT: 1st round Basic Poor Adequate Average 633 (3180) None (£0) 9-2 Connor Bell - 10 Jordan Barnett -11 Dale Hopson - 7.02 (49) Jacob Carney - 19 (£98.71k) £6.2k p/w
  13. Whitby Town 2029/2030 - It just takes some time to gel All of our loan players went back and we lost a CM who started every league game to a bid from Fulham but we found some decent replacements... or so I thought. We won just 2 of our first 9 and I was gearing up for a long season. Instead we started dominating teams nearly every match. We ended up 2nd in the league in possession and first in most scored and fewest conceded. Quite a surprising year as our top scorer last year struggled in the higher division, but we got a decent amount of goals from a wide range of players. My coaches seem to think Bob Thomas doesn't have it at this level based on his CA, but he won player of the year. Also struggling to find more than one or two players each year worth permanent deals so we had loanees as 3 of our top 4 players. Lost a little bit of money on the season but nothing major. We do have some loans to deal with for the stadium improvement. League Table - Season Stats - Transfers - Year League Position Cups Training Youth Junior Recruitment Attendance (Cap) Badges Transfers (In-Out) Top Scorer Most Assists Av. Rating Clean Sheets May balance Total wages 2029/2030 League Two 1st FAC: 1st round, Carabao: 1st round Below Average Basic Fairly Basic Basic 2582 (5500) Cont. B (+£275k) 13-2 Shemol Millington - 17 Bob Thomas - 16 Bob Thomas - 7.43 (46) Tony O'Flaherty - 28 (£256k) £23.6k p/w 2028/2029 VN National 1st FAC: 2nd round, FAT: 2nd round Below Average Basic Fairly Basic Basic 1297 (4000) Nat. A (+£11.5k) 10-3 Ray Malloy - 40 Bob Thomas - 19 Ray Malloy - 7.59 (48) Brian Isherwood - 15 (£302k) £15k p/w 2027/2028 VN National 9th FAC: 3rd round, FAT: 2nd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 1309 (4000) Nat. A (+£1.6m) 10-4 Ray Malloy - 25 Bob Thomas - 13 Ray Malloy - 7.16 (51) Anthony Patterson - 10 (£1.6m) £10k p/w 2026/2027 VN National 9th FAC: 4th qual., FAT: 2nd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 1221 (4000) Nat. C (£0) 6-4 Connor Bell - 23 Connor Bell - 12 Connor Bell - 7.27 (47) Anthony Patterson - 14 (£15k) £5.9k p/w 2025/2026 VN North 1st FAC: 1st round, FAT: 3rd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 576 (3180) Nat. C (+£8k) 11-4 Joe Ridley - 32 Joe Ridley - 18 Bob Thomas - 7.59 (50) Jonny Orritt - 25 (£583k) £4.9k p/w 2024/2025 VN North 5th FAC: 4th qual., FAT: 2nd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 640 (3180) Nat. C (+£150k) 10-2 Cole Kiernan - 29 Connor Bell - 20 Alfie Payne - 7.52 (32) Dave Richards - 12 (£541k) £5.4k p/w 2023/2024 VN North 5th FAC: 2nd qual., FAT: 1st round Basic Poor Adequate Average 565 (3180) Nat. C (+£12k) 14-10 Mitchell George - 31 Dion McGhee - 11 Mitchell George - 7.45 (51) Marcel Wusiewicz - 16 (£443k) £7.4k p/w 2022/2023 VN North 5th FAC: 3rd round, FAT: 1st round Basic Poor Adequate Average 798 (3180) None (£0) 18-6 Mitchell George - 40 Jake Cain - 16 Mitchell George - 7.35 (55) Jacob Carney - 17 (£37k) £6.3k p/w 2021/2022 VN North 8th FAC: 3rd qual., FAT: 3rd qual. Basic Poor Adequate Average 644 (3180) None (£0) 10-1 Mitchell George - 27 Mohammed Sangaré - 11 Mitchell George - 7.33 (46) Jacob Carney - 11 (£174k) £5.9k p/w 2020/2021 VN North 10th FAC: 3rd qual., FAT: 1st round Basic Poor Adequate Average 633 (3180) None (£0) 9-2 Connor Bell - 10 Jordan Barnett -11 Dale Hopson - 7.02 (49) Jacob Carney - 19 (£98.71k) £6.2k p/w
  14. Whitby Town 2028/2029 - Anyone want to loan us a title? Promotion to League Two has been secured without the need of playoffs as a complete 3-0 win on the final day was enough (Chester only managed a draw but we had better goal difference, so it wouldn't have mattered). I had a chance to sign slightly better players with our newfound financial security, but found very few good free options. Ended up getting 3 new starters on frees and 4 on loan. Two of the loan players ended up as some of the best players in the league (though our best two were still our players: Malloy and Thomas), while the other two were first team regulars but struggled in terms of average rating. I was shocked that Middlesbrough agreed to loan us Sandhu after he had been transfer listed for 2.6mil, but he wanted to play for me again and I definitely wasn't going to say no to having a Championship level player in the squad. Malloy thrived with 4 good playmaking options behind him and smashed in the goals, barely missing out on tying the Vanarama National scoring record. Plans to improve youth facilities for a second time this summer were scrapped after we needed 1.7m to get our stadium up to minimum League standards. League Table - Squad Stats - Transfers - Year League Position Cups Training Youth Junior Recruitment Attendance (Cap) Badges Transfers (In-Out) Top Scorer Most Assists Av. Rating Clean Sheets May balance Total wages 2028/2029 VN National 1st FAC: 2nd round, FAT: 2nd round Below Average Basic Fairly Basic Basic 1297 (4000) Nat. A (+£11.5k) 10-3 Ray Malloy - 40 Bob Thomas - 19 Ray Malloy - 7.59 (48) Brian Isherwood - 15 (£302k) £15k p/w 2027/2028 VN National 9th FAC: 3rd round, FAT: 2nd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 1309 (4000) Nat. A (+£1.6m) 10-4 Ray Malloy - 25 Bob Thomas - 13 Ray Malloy - 7.16 (51) Anthony Patterson - 10 (£1.6m) £10k p/w 2026/2027 VN National 9th FAC: 4th qual., FAT: 2nd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 1221 (4000) Nat. C (£0) 6-4 Connor Bell - 23 Connor Bell - 12 Connor Bell - 7.27 (47) Anthony Patterson - 14 (£15k) £5.9k p/w 2025/2026 VN North 1st FAC: 1st round, FAT: 3rd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 576 (3180) Nat. C (+£8k) 11-4 Joe Ridley - 32 Joe Ridley - 18 Bob Thomas - 7.59 (50) Jonny Orritt - 25 (£583k) £4.9k p/w 2024/2025 VN North 5th FAC: 4th qual., FAT: 2nd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 640 (3180) Nat. C (+£150k) 10-2 Cole Kiernan - 29 Connor Bell - 20 Alfie Payne - 7.52 (32) Dave Richards - 12 (£541k) £5.4k p/w 2023/2024 VN North 5th FAC: 2nd qual., FAT: 1st round Basic Poor Adequate Average 565 (3180) Nat. C (+£12k) 14-10 Mitchell George - 31 Dion McGhee - 11 Mitchell George - 7.45 (51) Marcel Wusiewicz - 16 (£443k) £7.4k p/w 2022/2023 VN North 5th FAC: 3rd round, FAT: 1st round Basic Poor Adequate Average 798 (3180) None (£0) 18-6 Mitchell George - 40 Jake Cain - 16 Mitchell George - 7.35 (55) Jacob Carney - 17 (£37k) £6.3k p/w 2021/2022 VN North 8th FAC: 3rd qual., FAT: 3rd qual. Basic Poor Adequate Average 644 (3180) None (£0) 10-1 Mitchell George - 27 Mohammed Sangaré - 11 Mitchell George - 7.33 (46) Jacob Carney - 11 (£174k) £5.9k p/w 2020/2021 VN North 10th FAC: 3rd qual., FAT: 1st round Basic Poor Adequate Average 633 (3180) None (£0) 9-2 Connor Bell - 10 Jordan Barnett -11 Dale Hopson - 7.02 (49) Jacob Carney - 19 (£98.71k) £6.2k p/w
  15. Whitby Town 2027/2028 - The worst roller coaster? This was certainly the strangest season I've had doing one of these challenges. Board expectations dropped to mid-table after our 9th placed finish last year and I wasn't sure why. Early season form was ok, then decided to completely crater. A complete tactical change (and giving up on some high attribute players) seemed to turn things around but we kept drawing/losing games where we were the better team. The defense and goalkeeper allowed far too many easy chances to go in, and goals from everyone except Malloy started to dry up. Finally we hit some form near the end of the year, but it was too little too late. Ignore the final line in past positions which has us in 6th; we would've been 8th on goal difference even with a win in our final game. While we were in that crater, I told quite a few players that they wouldn't be returning next year. But was it all bad? Nope. In selling one of our best players for next to nothing three years ago, the board managed to do one smart thing and added a 40% of next sale profit clause. The player has developed well at Boro and they offered to sell us that clause for 1.6 million. It was an easy decision. All our financial woes for the foreseeable future are gone, and since it was a transfer clause it went into my budget. I was able to get more players interested as I could finally offer 1k p/w. The board agreed to two training courses for me and improvements to youth and training facilities that will occur this offseason. We've got a lot to look forward to next year. League table - Season stats - Transfers - Year League Position Cups Training Youth Junior Recruitment Attendance (Cap) Badges Transfers (In-Out) Top Scorer Most Assists Av. Rating Clean Sheets May balance Total wages 2027/2028 VN National 9th FAC: 3rd round, FAT: 2nd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 1309 (4000) Nat. A (+£1.6m) 10-4 Ray Malloy - 25 Bob Thomas - 13 Ray Malloy - 7.16 (51) Anthony Patterson - 10 (£1.6m) £10k p/w 2026/2027 VN National 9th FAC: 4th qual., FAT: 2nd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 1221 (4000) Nat. C (£0) 6-4 Connor Bell - 23 Connor Bell - 12 Connor Bell - 7.27 (47) Anthony Patterson - 14 (£15k) £5.9k p/w 2025/2026 VN North 1st FAC: 1st round, FAT: 3rd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 576 (3180) Nat. C (+£8k) 11-4 Joe Ridley - 32 Joe Ridley - 18 Bob Thomas - 7.59 (50) Jonny Orritt - 25 (£583k) £4.9k p/w 2024/2025 VN North 5th FAC: 4th qual., FAT: 2nd round Basic Poor Adequate Average 640 (3180) Nat. C (+£150k) 10-2 Cole Kiernan - 29 Connor Bell - 20 Alfie Payne - 7.52 (32) Dave Richards - 12 (£541k) £5.4k p/w 2023/2024 VN North 5th FAC: 2nd qual., FAT: 1st round Basic Poor Adequate Average 565 (3180) Nat. C (+£12k) 14-10 Mitchell George - 31 Dion McGhee - 11 Mitchell George - 7.45 (51) Marcel Wusiewicz - 16 (£443k) £7.4k p/w 2022/2023 VN North 5th FAC: 3rd round, FAT: 1st round Basic Poor Adequate Average 798 (3180) None (£0) 18-6 Mitchell George - 40 Jake Cain - 16 Mitchell George - 7.35 (55) Jacob Carney - 17 (£37k) £6.3k p/w 2021/2022 VN North 8th FAC: 3rd qual., FAT: 3rd qual. Basic Poor Adequate Average 644 (3180) None (£0) 10-1 Mitchell George - 27 Mohammed Sangaré - 11 Mitchell George - 7.33 (46) Jacob Carney - 11 (£174k) £5.9k p/w 2020/2021 VN North 10th FAC: 3rd qual., FAT: 1st round Basic Poor Adequate Average 633 (3180) None (£0) 9-2 Connor Bell - 10 Jordan Barnett -11 Dale Hopson - 7.02 (49) Jacob Carney - 19 (£98.71k) £6.2k p/w
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