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  1. Annan Athletic - 2028-2029 Season - Ladbrokes Premiership - Winter Transfer Window I now hold a Continental Pro License! Betfred Cup Review - We had the match of the Cup, but once again we didn't make it a priority and it showed We're expected at least to qualify for the euro cup Mid season results Other than losing to hearts we also lost to Rangers 2-1 in the Premiership. In Champions Cup we beat every team once and tied every team once. We play SLB from Portugal who is a team who won the Cup once in between PSGs dominance of the title. In the Scottish Cup we barely beat AIrdrie to make it to the next round against Hibernian. In the Premiership we're in first by 7 points over Celtic. Champions Cup First Knockout Round vs. SLB which I don't feel good about. Scottish Cup is Hibernian, and in the Betfred Cup we lost to eventual Champions Hearts. We brought in Alvaro Tejero on a free transfer, another defender just to boost us up. Carpi wanted Poulsen in exchange for paying his salary and paying us 6.5k/month so we said sure. Finances we have 14 million in the bank and have plenty left in the transfer budget and wage budget to bring someone new if we need too. League and Scottish Cup I feel good about, Champions Cup SLB are the Portugal Champions and they're quite tough. The team is performing great and I see no need to shake the apple cart much.
  2. Annan Athletic - 2028-2029 Season - Ladbrokes Premiership - Pre-season In the European Championships Spain beat Italy 2-0 Scottish Premiership moved up 4 places to 17th Annan moved up 182 spots to 82nd spot in the European Rankings more than ANY other club! We gain a Champions Cup spot! Reputation wise we're now the third top club in Scotland! Season Expectations... Qualify for Europe in the Premiership - I think this is doable Reach Semis in the Scottish Cup - Since we take it seriously sure Reach Playoff in Champions Cup - Depends who we play Scotland calls and offers me to be the Scottish Manager - Initially I accepted but the interface between club/Scottish national team isn't the best and so I reloaded and ended up saying no to the job. If things were done better with the user interface and what not it just seemed like it's better to avoid the situation in this version so that's exactly what I'm doing. Our Jake Vincent is odds on expected to be the top Premiership keeper this season. So far he is. He is also the odds on favorite to be the top player in the Premiership High Bonuses for all We're ranked 3rd favorites to win the Scottish Premiership title Rangers are rebuilding their team while Celtic sold off some of their top players... Ross County is just looking to Survive the Premiership Preseason Schedule Friendlies we did well knocking off the Austrians Kaphenberger SV by a good scored, losing to Nordsjaelland wasn't expected but in preseason no biggie, Linfield as good for us too. Champions Cup Qualifier 2 We played Icelandic Champions FH. At home they scored first but we scored 3 making it a 3-1 solid win. However in Iceland they turned it ON... we lost 4-2 and only made it to the next round thanks to away goals... Champions Cup Qualifier 3 We played Kazakhstan's Champions Kairat. We won easily 4-1 at home, went over there and won 2-1 in their country. Solid Performance. Champions Cup Playoff We played Irish Champions Cork City. We beat them 4-1 at home but lost 2-1 in Ireland we advanced to make the next round. Betfred Cup - We beat newly promoted Partick Thistle 2-0, we play Hearts in the next round Premiership we won all our matches except the 3-3 tie to Celtic. Transfers In: Mark Llewellyn - 25 year old Welsh international midfielder, going to be backup not sure how much time he'll get Lewis Vaughan - 33 year old Scottish backup Striker, going to be tough for him to get playing time Jack Hamilton - 34 year old Scottish backup keeper, doubtful he'll play much Brandon Ball - 30 year old right defender backup Eoghan O'Connell - 33 year old Irish International defender who played for Celtic for 16 years. Our new central defender. Simon Orlowski - 26 year old Austrian midfielder looks to be a starter. cheap at 300k. Transfers Out: Joe Walsh retired Kian Flanagan - midfielder who just isn't good enough anymore Jordan Steward - Fullback who can't hang with the current crew. Siemen Voet - The dutch defender got a nice bid out of the blue so we sold since he was on the fringe. Leon Kern - Our former striker went back to the Greek League to end his career. Stefanos Thymiandis - Our greek defender was no longer a usable option but Sydney bought him in. Gavin Dair - Scottish midfielder wasn't good enough for the Premiership so he too went to Australia Robbie Mckenzie - another scottish midfielder not good enough for us getting to go down under to australia Marijo Ivankovic - the slovakian midfielder was only a fringe player and Burgos was happy to take him. 80-1 Odds of Winning the Champions Cup title! Competitions Premiership we're second to Falkirk whom surprisingly is unbeaten in 4 matches. Betfred Cup - Hearts come in the quarter finals Scottish Cup - Too soon to know Champions League Group D We play the second best Spanish Club Real Madrid We play the second best French Club AS Monaco We play the Russian Champions Zenit St. Petersburg Finances - We have 18 million in the bank! We didn't get the players we wanted due to their salary demands. So at this point we need to be patient and get lower end players. We're keeping what works for now. We consolidated and sold off most of the fringe players and brought in better players. We'll see how the season plays out.
  3. Thank you, now granted I wasn't a Legend when the new stadium was announced... I became a legend when I won the Premiership but it just means I have to wait for the next stadium I'm assuming. A 13,000+ seat stadium isn't enough to ensure Annan being in the Premiership forever and at least the new club owners have injected 9 million into the club and made it so we're debt free with the new stadium. The stadium has a lame sponsorship though. 15 years for just 344k/ season. The plan is my name on the stadium, and win everything I can in 1 season before leaving. We got the time.
  4. Annan Athletic - 2027-2028 Season - Ladbrokes Premiership - Season Results Premiership at League Split we were first and after we were still first. We scored 99 goals in the premiership and had the highest goal differential at 51 and won the league by 18 points. We won the Scottish Cup In the Euro Cup we got beaten by Dortmund in the quarter Finals 6-3. BMG beat Chelsea in the final 3-2 in extra time We win the double, our average attendance is 100% full. I'm a legend now at the club I'm Writer's Manager of the Year & Player's Manager of the Year We did well in the League. We lost once each to Celtic and Rangers which isn't all that surprising. In the Euro Cup in the 1st Knockout Round we barely won. After an Awesome 5-5 slugfest in Portugal we beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 at home to advance. In the 2nd Knockout Round, we took on Olympiakos, at home we came back from behind to tie the match 2-2 before getting a 4-4 win in a slugfest winning thanks to away goals. However the dream ended with Dortmund. In Germany we lost 4-3 after a late penalty kick got us... and hat home we just couldn't put anything together and lost 2-0. Our new wage budget is 180k per week and the transfer budget is 7.6million Commercial Summary - Not sure how Sponsorships went down... Annan Stadium is going to be a13,870 seat Stadium with a grass surface with under soil heating that will cost without any loans for just over 10 million pounds. We have a long term stadium sponsorship deal that will cost 5.16 million. We now own the Euro Cup goal record with 50 goals. The record was set with Stoke City previously at 48. Our superstar Jake Vincent was concerned at the strength of the team but by the beginning of February he saw how good it was and dropped his concerns. The Squad is the best we've had. 3 Players we named to the team of the year. Lee Clarkson, Philip Persson, and Jake Vincent. Ray O'Connor - Our 22 year old Irish keeper is backup for the Irish National team, he hasn't played yet but once he does I suppose someone will pick him up, or at least try. In 63 matches he conceded 89 goals and had 13 clean sheets for an average rating of 6.91. I forsee him being top keeper for quite awhile. I get the opportunity to sign some fantastic keepers but they're normally in their 30s with only a season or two of viability. Dean Gallagher - Our 27 year old Northern Irish fullback hasn't played for his country lately but has done quite well with us. In 53 matches he had 2 assists with 2 player of the match honors with 2 yellow cards for an average rating of 7.05. He may or may not be a starter, it depends on the clubs priorities. Giorgos Orfanidis - Our 26 year old Greek international is new to the club. In 25 matches he scored 3 times with 1 assist for an average rating of 7.17. He's one of the few sweepers available so he's mostly staying back as one can imagine. He's pretty expensive but I think he's worth it. Lee Clarkson - Our 25 year old Scottish central defender has been getting a look at by the Scottish national team but so far not called up. For us he's done great. In 63 matches he had 1 goal with 5 assists, 3 player of man honors with 3 yellow cards for an average rating of 7.17. I think he's going to be around next season especially since he's a Scotsman. Greg Docherty - Our 31 year old midfielder is slowly loosing his edge but is still playing well and most importantly injury free. In 62 matches he scored 6 goals with 11 assists, 3 player of the match honors with 5 yellow cards for an average rating of 7.16. Depending on club priorities he could be relegated to backup. Mogens Poulsen - Our 29 year old Danish midfielder is doing great. Unfortunately he's kinda injury prone at this point. In 40 matches he scored 13 goals with 5 assists, 6 player of the match honors with 2 yellow cards for an average rating of 7.45. He's an awesome player that just sometimes gets injured too much. He's probably going to be a backup guy which is a shame. Vellmir Anic - Our 25 year old Croatian striker overall is probably the weakest of our 4 strikers, but still does great. In 36 appearances he scored 23 goals with 8 assists, converting 2 penalty kicks with 3 player of the match honors for an average rating of 7.34. I'm surprised the Croatian national team hasn't played him and surprised no other club has shown interest in him. Overall I see him playing on the fringe for years to come as long as we can keep him happy. Ryan Henderson - Our 25 year old Scottish striker had a great season. When the Scottish team didn't take him to the European Championship, Rangers' interest in him vanished. He's a great striker who should be on the team. In 42 matches he scored 30 goals with 18 assists, who converted 1 penalty kick with 10 player of the match honors had an average rating of 7.45. I'm surprised he got so good cause at first he was totally awful for his first few matches to the point I took him out for Anic to play. He's going to be a mainstay for the club for awhile. Philip Persson - Our 23 year old Finnish International Striker scored his first 2 goals for Finland this season and in the 3 matches where he represented Finland he had an average rating of 7.23. Unfortunately he ended the season with a torn hamstring which may or may not keep him out of the European Championships. For us he had a great season in 56 matches he scored 33 goals with 16 assists, converting 3 penalty kicks, earning 7 player of the match honors for an average rating of 7.23. He was named the Scottish Football Writers Young Player of the year. Another rather expensive player who Cagliari in Serie A has some interest in. Its hard to say if they'll bid on him or not. Overall I'm quite happy with him and will keep him at all costs at this point... well not much more than what we're paying now. Jake Vincent - Our 24 year old English Striker is the best player we ever had. He's wanted by a bunch of English Championship squads but thankfully he wants to stay with us but we'll basically get a 300% salary increase for a five year contract. Considering in 5 years he'll be 29 I think it was a good move. If this season is a foreshadowing of the future, he'll be an amazing player. Can't believe we bought him for 650k. In 63 matches he scored 42 goals with 40 assists, getting 10 player of the match honors with 1 yellow card for an average rating of 7.51. Vincent claimed the following honors: The Scottish Players' Player of the year. The Scottish Football Writers' Player of the year New average rating record of 7.51 for Annan New Premiership assist record of 20 for the Premiership The Scottish Premiership Top Goalscorer award with 28 in 38 appearances. His 40 goals total for the season is a new club record. We had a great season and we have some places that need to be strengthen on the team along with developing a credible second string. We're going to be in the Champions Cup which means we'll be at our best, we need to do well to get the league higher ranked to get more players to the club to of course eventually win the Champions League with the Club. Since they're naming the Stadium, Annan Stadium it'll be awhile before they name the next one after me so I better get used to it. A modern 13k seat stadium is nice but we deserve more. Hopefully we fill it up quickly. Looking forward to see if I can bring in any other star players. However with a few contracts needing renewing as well as Jake Vincent's 25k contract my hands will be somewhat tied as to who we can bring in this time around. Since our team is good and happy at this point it won't matter much as long as we generally win. The next season will be interesting.
  5. Annan Athletic - 2027-2028 Season - Ladbrokes Premiership - Winter Transfer Window We had a takeover, received a cash injection, and got a winter transfer budget added! Plus the new Chairman wanted me to get a new contract and now I make 3k a week on a 3 year contract! Got my Continental Pro License! Euro Cup Group Results - Rangers got last place, we got first place in our group! Change of Season Expectations Results We lost too Motherwell 1-0 in the Betfred Cup Quarter Finals. And Lost to Milan 2-3 at our Euro Cup Home. Otherwise we did quite well. We've been in first place in the Premiership for most of the season. The Scottish cup doesn't look too bad at least for now. The Transfers - We headlined the transfer Market From Hearts we bought a good fullback and a good midfielder to strengthen the team. We brought in Greek international Orlandis on a free transfer to be our central defender. We brought in a German fullback wehmeier and a portuguese defender on free transfers as well. On the way out we sold our Irish Fullback to Middlesborough for 1.5 million up to 3 million total plus 50% of the profit. We sold off our greek fullback who wasn't good enough for us but is good enough for the Spanish second division... We have 11 million in the bank, we're flying high! We're doing awesome, just have to play it through now. I'm thinking we can win the Premiership and Scottish Cup... I'm really curious though how well we can do in the Euro Cup. We seem to perform better against Euro Cup teams then we do domestically. I hope with the takeover that we can get our new Stadium built sooner than later.
  6. Annan Athletic - 2027-2028 Season - Ladbrokes Premiership - Pre-season The Premiership dropped 4 spots to 21... Annan are up 76 to 262th in the club rankings Season Expectations... nothing new really. Odds on winning the Premiership are 8th at 350-1. Our 3 primary strikers are most likely to be the top goalscorers in the league We're finally upgrading the training facilities Win Bonuses are high Persson is playing as a striker for Finland and Hickey plays for the Irish under 21s Transfers Incoming: Claudio Ramos - 35 year old backup keeper with tons of experience in Spain Lee Clarkson - good leading scottish central defender... almost good enough for national team Velimir Anic - 25 year old Croatian Striker, can fill in when others are tired/injured Ryan Henderson - 25 year old Scottish striker highly regarded and I think he could become national team material Ray O'Connor - Our young 22 year old keeper who can play for either USA or Ireland. I think Ireland is going to call him up Jake Vincent - Stat wise the best player we've had. Former Norwich player was stuck in loan hell... we're going to try him up front at this level. Outgoing notables Jake Sheppard - full back who wasn't good enough anymore Samuel Persson - Our finnish backup fullback who wanted more playing time... Results up through transfer time Preseason we had 2 good teams... German Bundesliga side BMG played us to a tie, and Championship side Reading played us to a 2-2 tie. In the Betfred Cup we beat Falkirk in extra time, next round its Motherwell. In the first 5 games of the Premiership season we had just 1 loss to Rangers. In the Euro Cup 2nd Qualifying round we played Teplice of the Czech First Division and beat them twice In the Euro Cup 3rd Qualifying round we played Malmo FF from Sweden and beat them twice 3-1 In the Euro Cup Playoffs we played Vit. Guimaraes of Portugal and knocked them out to make the Euro Cup Group Phase. In the Euro Cup Group Phase we get AC Milan, Braga, and Swansea. Rangers are also in and get Bordeaux, Gelsenkirchen, and Rapid Wien... I think it's an easier group than mine. Now we're at the point to see how good are we, can we take the Premiership title and can we win some of our Euro Cup Group Phase matches???
  7. Annan Athletic - 2026-2027 Season - Ladbrokes Premiership - Season Results Writers' Manager of the Year & Players' Manager of the Year! We got our Continental A license, 1 more to go, and our club hasn't allowed us to get it yet... Going into the the Premiership Split we were in third place... When it was over we were in 2nd only thanks to Goal Differential The Schedule at the end of the season saw us losing in the league just to Rangers and Celtic. Scottish Cup Final was lost in an epic 3-2 loss in extra time to Celtic. However in the match just 6 days earlier we managed to beat Celtic 6-0 Euro Cup Tree - In the Finals Stoke City beat Real Madrid 4-2 Scottish Cup Review... we did alright considering Average Attendance 66% Full... We probably would of won the League if it weren't for the Injuries... The Squad - Easily the strongest ever Cameron Mackay - Our 30 year old keeper had a good season. In 49 appearances he conceded 64 shots and 14 clean sheets for an average rating of 6.84. If we find a great young keeper we'll be bringing that keeper in. It's about time we upgrade the position since we finally have some willing hot, young talent available. Robbie Deas - Our 27 year old Scottish defender is still in the mix slowly though we're going to be able to buy better, but for now he's still in it. In 49 matches he scored 4 goals with 4 player of the match honors with 2 yellow cards for an average rating of 7.21. Hard to say if he'll be a starter or backup in the new season Orestis Kiomourtzoglou - Our 29 year old greek midfielder had a horrendous year... he was out 5 months due to a knee injury and then broke his ankle... I think it safe to say that he's not going to be relied upon much anymore and well probably get sold when his contract is close to expiring or he'll be let go on a free. In 14 matches he scored 5 goals with 1 assist and 3 player of the match honors for an average rating of 7.25. It's a shame he got busted up so bad. Michael Nicholson - Our 26 year old midfielder had a great year. In 35 matches he scored 5 goals with 8 assists, had 5 Player of the match honors with an average rating of 7.25. He's still getting better and watching him play... he's someone I think we're keeping for awhile. He's so good he was named the Scottish Players' Player of the Year as well as the Scottish Football Writers' Player of the Year. Mogens Poulsen - Our 28 year old Danish midfielder is our new playmaker. In 22 matches he scored 10 times with 5 assists and 3 player of the match honors for an average rating of 7.50. Not sure how long he'll stay as playmaker but for now it seems he's got it going. He's pretty much not getting much better but he's going to be at least backup for as long as we can convince him. Philip Persson - Our 22 year old finnish striker did great. Yes he's expensive at 10k/week but hey he's good. In 24 matches he scored 17 goals with 10 assists, 1 penalty shot converted, 3 player of the match honors for an average rating of 7.30. He's definitely the model of our future strike force. I see him leading the team for awhile. Leon Kern - Our 30 year old german striker was injured for a lot of the season. In 28 appearances he scored 17 goals with 5 assists, 3 penalties converted with 4 player of the match honors for an average rating of 7.16. He's definitely moved into backup territory at this point doesn't match the type of talent we need to move ahead. Louis Appere - Our 28 year old Scottish striker had a good year. In 45 matches he scored 18 goals with 15 assists and 7 player of the match honors for an average rating of 7.13. He's done well but overall we need some better stats from the players, we need more. Depending on the talent intake we'll see whether or not he's a starter. Since we didn't win the Scottish Cup our prize money as well as broadcast Revenue is down... everything else is up. Initial Budgets - Wage budget of 115k/w and a transfer budget of 6.55M Average Attendance this season was 3,574 thanks to our stadium expansion that finished in January. That makes the next bit of news all the better! The board is planning to build a new Stadium. No details yet but we'll see how thing work themselves out. I just hope it's named after me. I think we have to go for a stronger team, our midfielder at least starters are quite strong, our defense can use some stronger players, and its probably time to get a new keeper as well as bringing in at least 2 new uber strikers and maybe we can get closer to winning the league and getting further in the Euro Cup.
  8. Annan Athletic - 2026-2027 Season - Ladbrokes Premiership - Winter Transfer Window Dean Gallagher called up by Northern Ireland! Our first full international.. I think. Betfred Cup Review - Celtic won but our match with them was considered the best match of the cup... Only a couple hundred more to move up from mid-table finish... not worth moving it. Stadium Expansion completed we're up to 5,008 seats! We got an 18 year old greek striker, Thodoros Psaltis. In 16 matches he scored 5 times with 3 assists, 2 Player of the match honors for an average rating of 6.88. We got him on a free transfer and Middlesborough wanted him so for $1.3 million we sold him, and the price can go to $2.5 million. Results - Well we got knocked out of the Betfred Cup thanks to Celtic in the Quarter Finals 2-1. We advanced to the 5th round of the Scottish Cup thanks to beating St. Johnstone 5-1. In the League we had only 3 losses to Celtic, Rangers, and Hamilton. And we're on a match winning streak thanks to our new players. We're 4th place in the Premiership... 1 off from continental football unless we win the Scottish Cup. Winter Transfer - First back in September we got a great Scottish Midfielder on a free transfer who is doing well for us, Greg Docherty. We picked up danish midfielder Mogens Poulsen due to injuries to be our new playmaker... so far so good We picked up Finnish international Phillip Persson from HJK in Finland. What's 10k a week among friends??? His salary is expensive but seems worthwhile for now. Besides Psaltis being sold... Belfour got sold for 25k and Ross got bought by Sydney FC... Financially we got 3 million in the bank, thankfully we didn't overdo bringing in more players or more expensive players. With our Stadium expansion it'll be interesting to see if we how filled up our stadium will be. I doubt we'll get another one this season. We've been injury plagued to with Orestis and Kern both getting hurt, at one point we had 7 injuries but we dealt with it. Anything is possible as we have plenty of time to qualify for Continental Competition. Hopefully the injuries will subside so we can perform at our best.
  9. Annan Athletic - 2026-2027 Season - Ladbrokes Premiership - Pre-Season France beats Spain 2-1 to win the 2016 World Cup Sadly Scotland fell from 14th to 19th Position in the EUropean Coefficients table so we go from 2 Champions Cup places to 1, and lose 2 Third Qualifying round places in the Euro cup to get 2 First Qualifying round places... Carlisle United got rid of our link since our Reputation is too good for them... Season Expectations... Win 1 round of the euro Cup, make a mid table finish, and make the 5th round of the Scottish Cup. I think it's doable. Squad Win Bonuses - All High Title Odds - 10th is still a bit low but whatever. 2 Young players called up for international duty Preseason Schedule Betfred Cup - We played Championship side Partick Thistle and beat them 3-2 to get into the Quarterfinals vs. Celtic Euro Cup - We beat Belgian side Genk home and away by tight margins but didn't sweat it making it to the Euro Cup Playoffs. But in the Playoffs we played Dutch side Vitesse whom we tied in Scotland but ended up losing 1-0 away to get knocked out. League - We only lose 1 league match and we did beat Celtic which to me makes up for it. Competitions - Premiership we're in 8th place, obviously have a long season ahead Transfer Window - We brought in 10 players Liam Hickey - Young right full back, highly recommended Ivankovic - Croatian midfielder Michael Nicholson - Scottish Midfielder Dean Gallagher - Left Full back highly rated. Thodoros Psaltis - Young Greek Striker with potential David Lazar - Old backup keeper Vangelis Tsetslllas young Greek central defender Joe Walsh - old Welsh central defender Stefanos Thymiandis - young greek right back Samed Yesil - Turkish Striker Finances - Over 6 million in the bank We definitely kept spending down on purpose. We signed contract extension to all we wanted too. We can't sign the quality of player we want too quite yet. We had an Australian Striker with 6 caps being turned down for a work permit for too few matches. We got a few gems and wasn't able to sell anyone off which is sad. We'll see at midseason what we need to push at least 4th place in the league for Continental Soccer and/or win the Scottish Cup.
  10. Annan Athletic - 2025-2026 Season - Ladbrokes Premiership - Season Results I observed an interesting match... In the first Knockout Round Leg 1 between AC Milan and Olympiakos In Milan... Milan won that 4-2. But in Greece in Leg 2... Olympiakos win the match 9-2 in Greece. Sure in the 47th minute Milan went down a man, the win just seemed overdone to me. Olympiakos made it to the semis where they lost to eventual champions BMG, but in the Greek League they finished just 7th. Schedule Premiership we continued our run, had some losses along the way as most teams do, but overall I was quite pleased. Scottish Cup - We won it solidly. Amazing amount of money from the Semis on up... just what we need. The Premiership Table We were in second before the split of the League. After the League split we fell to third. No shame in being Third to Celtic and Rangers Some Screenshots highlight our accomplishments from the season. Our stadium was 99% full for the season. In the Scottish Cup we set a new record for most goals in a season at 19. Old record was 16 by Celtic Louis Appere's 8 goals was a new Scottish Cup Record as well... the old record was Marcus Thuram with 7 goals Commerical Summary - We're getting a lot more money in! Initial Budgets 70k p/w and an xfer budget of 8.36m ... Now That's Money! Stadium Expansion with no debt! We're adding 100% of seats up to 5,008! Finances - Almost 9 million in the bank! Transfers We did bring in a good Scottish midfielder with Robbie McKenzie outside of the regular xfer market. The Squad - Obviously the strongest Squad we had... our players are in the team of the year and other players got some money for over performing Cameron Mackay - Our 29 year old Scottish keeper had a good season. In 51 matches he conceded 72 goals with 11 clean sheets for an average rating of 6.92. Is he good enough to take us to the next level or not. For now I think we're keeping with him. Jake Sheppard is our 29 year right defender. In 40 matches he had 40 assists with 3 player of the match honors, 4 yellow cards and an average rating of 7.40. I think we can find a better player but at the same time he played so well. Dion Conroy - He was on loan from Carlisle, he's interested in staying with us but I don't think its going to happen. He's a central defender who played quite well during the season. In 46 matches he had 2 player of the match honors with 3 yellow cards and an average rating of 7.22. Good luck to him. Robbie Deas - Our 26 year cold central defender had a great season. In 51 matches he had 1 assist with 1 player of the match honor with 1 yellow card for an average rating of 7.30. Great solid player, I see him staying in his position unless I find someone else with kickass stats. Orestis Kiomourtzoglou - Our 28 year old greek midfielder had a great season. In 50 matches he scored 6 goals with 11 assists, 1 player of the match honors with 2 yellow cards and a red card for an average rating of 7.25. Hard to say whether he's better as a central midfielder or advanced playmaker role but time will tell as I assume he'll be one of the top 3 midfielders on the team. Gavin Dair - Our 26 year old Scottish midfielder had a great season. In 47 matches he scored 11 goals with 10 assists and 4 player of the match honors with 6 yellow cards for an average rating of 7.30. He's great and he gets the job done better than most. Only thing he lacks is some higher stats... time will tell his future. Our 3 strikers all got recognized for their greatness... Leon Kern - Our 29 year old german striker was the creme of the crop. In 49 matches he scored 39 times with 16 assists with 4 penalties, 5 player of the match honors for an average rating of 7.41. His 36 goals was a season record for us. He won the Players' Player of the year award. Won the Football Writers Player of the Year award with O'Hara getting second. He also won the Premiership Top Goalscorer award. Hopefully he signs a new contract with us and we get to continue winning. Louis Appere - Our 27 year old Scottish Striker did great this season. In 50 appearance he scored 33 goals with 20 assists, converted 1 penalty with 8 Player of the match honors for an average rating of 7.34. He holds the assist record with 19 now at the club. He also holds the club record for most league goals at 55. His agent has been trying to get us to do a new contract but wanted to wait till we were financial secured. Kevin O'Hara - Our 27 year old striker had a good season. In 49 matches he scored 23 goals with 22 assists with 3 player of the match honors and 3 yellow cards with an average rating of 7.33. He broke of the record of assists for our club at 18 in the Premiership and 22 for club is a new record as well. He was frustrating me for a lot of the season he wasn't a consistent scorer but he's rated higher than the other 2. I am the Manager of the year as well as the Scottish Football Writer's Manager of the year who will soon have his Continental A license. This was the dream season, we have continental football, doubling our Stadium capacity by the new year. Now we just need to find some star players. Perhaps there will be a few World Cup players who'd be interested in coming over after their campaign. Just have to continue our success which to me means winning the Scottish Cup to win those millions and making a good showing at the Euro Cup.
  11. I didn't spend it, at least not till the end of the season!
  12. Annan Athletic - 2025-2026 Season - Ladbrokes Premiership - Winter Xfer Window We won the Betfred Cup Change of Season Expectations... Not dumb enough to change expectations especially with no financial gain Schedule Betfred Cup - We had Championship side Queen of the South in the Quarters. They took us to extra time when we turned it on. In the Semi's we got our first ever victory over Celtic, and in the Finals we got the rare victory over Dundee. Scottish Cup - We played League 2 side Brechin and won 6-1 so far. Next up Livingston. Premiership - We were down to 4th by the end of November. But since Celtic took us down in the beginning of December we haven't lost. The remainder of the season will be tough especially since it looks like we'll be in the top half when the League split happens, and who knows how things will turn out. We're currently second behind Rangers. Celtic's manager went to English Premier League side Burnley and Hibernian's manager has taken Celtic up to 3rd. Transfers IN Frank Ross - Late addition to the midfield, performing well. Persson - A backup L/R winger The other loanees from Carlisle are there due to all the backup injuries... never know OUT Sold Liam, our defender for about 30k and one of our benched strikers for 14k Finances - Still doing alright considering. Surprised we still have over a million Many of our starters had a great increase in their value. I'm getting worried that some other richer teams will poach some our players sooner than later since our finances aren't the best. Had a few star players looking for new contracts... it'll be painful in the summer. Still no word on Stadium Expansion. In the winter break we just tried to sell some unused players, didn't have any hope of bringing in new talent. Interesting times. surprisingly as well since I've been in the Premiership no one has come for my managerial services.
  13. Annan Athletic - 2025-2026 Season - Ladbrokes Premiership - PreSeason Review Betfed Cup Draw - We won all the matches! We got the team to back us in avoiding to getting dragged into the relegation battle... but you'll see Mackay and Deas are pleased the team is strengthened... then they complained later but by the time September came you'll see why they're satisfied. Premiership Odds we're again in 12th... even Kilmarnock and Inverness are "above" us. I figure at worse we're 9th. Win Bonuses - League normal, Cup low as usual Preseason transfer window - Celtic spent a lot and traded a lot as did Hearts. We couldn't complete 2 deals for simple reasons those clubs wanted us to contribute to the player salaries and I said no. Season expectations - Avoid automatic relegation and fifth round of the Scottish cup. Fair enough. The Premiership Table after 5 matches we're in first... literally tied with Rangers. Look at Celtic... so far 10th and we play them next! Results - Second round of the Betfred Cup was a little tricky but we got the win in Penalties over Championship side Cowdenbeath. Next up in the Betfred Cup is championship side Queen of the South. Also we tied Burnley who is an English Premiership side, and lost in the 93rd minute to Aston VIlla an English Championship side. We also beat both Motherwell and Hearts for the first time I believe. I'll take these results anyday. Just a comparison of Premiership Stadiums, we got the smallest one! Transfers: We brought in 2 new srikers who are in fact Starting Kern and O'hara. Kern is kicking ass, O'Hara not so much 2 new fullbacks Jake and Jordan. Jordan is a starter Flanagan is our new midfielder so far kicking butt. Placek is an expensive good backup keeper Noel is a good central defender Conroy is our new starting central defender that I hope to get into the club Yates is just backup With almost a perfect start, we just need to keep it going. Never any guarantees, we've had a few minor injuries already which isn't a good indicator in my experience but there's nothing stopping us right now. The Goal is 5th place or higher to get into Europa Cup at least. We'll see how far we get.
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