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    Clitheroe, Lancashire

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  1. Possibly my best result on FM to date. An amazing win in the Europa League against a team that finished 7th in La Liga last season. Lewis Codling=legend!
  2. So close to World Cup qualification yet so far...
  3. It's been an interesting couple of seasons at Lausanne. I took over at the winter break at the end of 2013, and we finished the season in solid if unspectacular style, in 9th place. For the new season I bought in some excellent looking players that my scout suggested, and, well, it finished like this, which I was most certainly not expecting. That's probably one of my most successful seasons ever on FM. Our first season in the Super League went pretty much as I expected, and we finished with a measly 26 points, an 8-2-26 record. Amazingly we didn't finish bottom (Aarau finished on 25 points), and we scraped a 2-1 aggregate victory over Kriens in the playoff to book our place in next season's top flight. I also took my first steps into international management, taking over the Morocco Under 21s. I was disappointed there wasn't any tournament for African youth teams, so didn't stay there long. Soon after I took over as Mali boss, and am now trying to take them to the 2018 World Cup.
  4. 2012/13: I spent this season in charge of a newly promoted Croatian second division side called Novalja. They barely had any players, so I had to assemble a squad more or less from scratch. We put up a valiant effort, but finished 11th and so I managed relegated another team. 2013/14: After a while unemployed, I took over as manager of Bekescsaba in Hungary, but resigned after 26 days. Soon after I was offered the Lausanne job, so back to Switzerland it was. Hopefully I'll manage not to relegate this team... :o
  5. Stade Nyonnais finish bottom of the Swiss Challenge League and are relegated, so I resign before I'm sacked. Gutted
  6. While waiting for FM11 I have started a Central European journeyman game, so as to experience playing in some leagues that I've never really looked at before. Loaded are Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Austria, Switzerland and Croatia with a small database. 2009/10: Starting out as a Austrian/Hungarian unemployed former sunday league player, I am almost immediately offered a job by Minerul Lupeni, a second division club in Romania. I take the job, and we make a promising start to the season, with 5 wins in our first 8. Then things go a bit sour, and at the winter break I still only have 5 wins with 16 played. In the New Year things improve, with some solid performances at home we finish a respectable 9th, with 45 points from 32 games. 2010/11: A much better season for Minerul Lupeni, and some key signings in midfield and upfront mean that we finish the season in 3rd (top 2 are promoted), but we were never really close to the promotion places. Worried by the small attendances and lack of cash, I decide it's time to move on, and let my contract expire. In hindsight, this might not have been such a good idea... 2011/12: I remain unemployed for a few months, and Mlada Boleslav and Austria Lustenau laugh off my declarations of interest. Eventually, I'm offered the job at Stade Nyonnais in Switzerland, with a record of 1-6-3 when I take charge. I win my first two games against Lugano and Locarno, but this is followed by seven straight defeats and it's obvious that I've got a real struggle on my hands. There's noticeably less quality in this squad than there was at Lupeni, and I will be happy if we just survive. The financial situation here is worse than at M. Lupeni, so if we stay up a huge clearout will be required in the off-season.
  7. An old screenshot I found from my FM09 Southport game.
  8. Clitheroe 3-1 Guiseley, Northern League Cup 2nd Round. We'd lost on all four previous occasions against Guiseley, so it was good to finally get a win.
  9. Our first ever win at the World Cup finals We lost our first game against Tunisia, so all we need to do now to progress is win our final game...against Brazil.
  10. Uzbekistan update: we failed to qualify for World Cup 2018 due to a playoff loss against Australia after finishing 3rd in our group, but we impressed at the Asian Cup 2019. We got through the group stage with ease and knocked out China and the hosts Australia, both on penalties, on our way to the final. Sadly we ended up losing 3-2 to Japan, but we're getting closer to winning some silverware.
  11. Uzbekistan qualified for World Cup 2014, and we faced Portugal, Serbia and Ivory Coast in the group stage. Of course we didn't get through to the round of 16, but we managed draws against Portugal and Ivory Coast (and a 1-0 defeat to Serbia), so I'm pleased overall.
  12. I'm currently doing an international game with Uzbekistan. We didn't manage to qualify for WC2010, but we finished 3rd in the 2011 Asian Cup after losing 1-0 to Australia in the semis, which was pretty good result overall.
  13. Berwick Rangers 2-1 Annan Athletic. With it we restore a ten point gap between us and 5th place, looking good for a playoff spot.
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