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About withnail316

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    Youth Team


  • Biography
    Massive football fan. I'm lucky enough to watch football for a living, but if I'm not watching it, I'm playing FM.

About Me

  • About Me
    In the manager's office


  • Interests
    Football, FM, films, gigs, stand up comedy, GTA, a beer or two.

Favourite Team

  • Favourite Team
    Notts County, Celtic

Currently Managing

  • Currently Managing
    FC Energie Cottbus

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  1. Here's my first loan signing. I'm now very happy with what we have up top for the coming season. Now I just want a BWM and I'm happy.
  2. FC Energie Cottbus: season preview 2. Bundesliga 2019/20 Transfer budget (remaining): €75,000 Wage budget: €82,000p/w (currently €10,000p/w under budget) Media expectation: 17th (of 18) Board expectation: finish in the relegation play-off spot (16th) Just about ready to go then for the new season, and as I've already stated it's been a very busy time in the transfer market. This won't be a huge update as I've already shown you the new players who have come in to the club, but 15 players left the club either at the end of their contract or their loan deals, and we've now brought in 10 ourselves. Every player either coming in or leaving has been on a free. I'm looking for a couple of loan deals to strengthen our options up top and in midfield, but overall I'm quite happy with the 23 first team players we have. In terms of expectations, I think the board's aim is more than realistic, although my own personal target is to finish 11th or higher, a place which is worth at least €10m to the club in prize money. That kind of sum will be revolutionary for our finances, and hopefully allow for an upgrade or two with our training and youth facilities. I'm currently in mid-July and we have €820,000 in the bank and a wage bill of €72,000p/w, so I'm predicting a difficult season in terms of cashflow. Hopefully the fans will turn out in high numbers and make things a little bit easier on that front. I don't have much more to add at this stage, but if/when I do I'll expand here.
  3. One final Bosman deal before the players return: That's 9 in total.
  4. A lovely €668,000 was paid out to us for finishing as champions. Unfortunately, the players were due €625,000 in bonuses. That means we finish the season with debts of €1.1m. Hopefully we'll see an increase in crowds next season, which will certainly help. We finish with an average gate of 10,145 (low of 7,259/high of 18,457.) Two more free transfers confirmed, too.
  5. A 13-game unbeaten run sees us safely over the line, winning the title by 14 points. I certainly can't grumble with that.
  6. I'll spend whatever they give me at this stage. My squad will be paper thin if I don't. I do hope the increased rep with us in the second tier will mean I can make a bit of money by selling a few though.
  7. I still have three games to play, but it's nice to see a rough idea of what we'll have next season.
  8. As @Hootieleece has pointed out, our points tally has us well on the way to achieving promotion at least. We've found some consistency again, and I can just about start planning for life in the 2.Bundesliga. We are, however, more than €800,000 in the red and without any real sellable assets.
  9. Thanks man, I'd spotted your thread too. I'm certainly enjoying this so far.
  10. Things are going magnificently on the pitch. even after a couple of defeats in February. 12 games to go, and we're brilliantly placed to go up. I am getting a little worried about our financial situation, though.
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