Hypanimz

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  1. My last end of season update I posted was the 2033/34 season but I have just completed the challenge in 2040. Here is my competition history.
  2. Salford City - Premier League - 2033/34 After making the European places last season I was looking forward to really pushing on this season however it didn't work out that way at all. The season started badly as in the transfer window we lost 3 of our key players from last season and brought in a combined £110m in player sales as the big teams pounced again. I brought in plenty of new very talented young players but it took them a long time to gel and with our European commitments we were struggling for the first half of the season even sitting int he relegation zone. I had a tactical rethink and started to play a possession based game and we managed to pull away from the bottom of the table and finish in a respectable 11th place. We also made the final of the FA Cup but lost on penalties to Arsenal. League Table Past Positions Cups - We reached the final of the FA Cup but lost 3-1 on penalties to Arsenal. We also made it out of our group in the Euro Cup and got into the 2nd knockout round after getting through our first knockout round only to face Aston Villa who we just couldn't match and lost 5-1 on aggregate. Squad - Another massive overhaul of players. £110m of players left with £88m of players joining. The pick of these are the young Belgium midfielders in Lenaerts and Dewulf who at only 19 years old could go on to become world class. We lost Tayfun Celik for a new club record sale of £46.5m to Bayern Munich. Last seasons top scorer James Lutumbah-Pitah struggled with injuries all season so I will look to sell him as he is very injury prone. Unfortunately some of my star players are again attracting attention from the big boys with Renzo and David Masson the main targets. Unfortunately we may lose both of these players if i receive record transfer bids. Finances - £25.9m in the bank. Keep on doing up the facilities and stadium. Up to 21,660 seats now. Key Player Profiles: Michael Kearns - Kept hold of him last season and he had a great season. 26 assists! Brilliant! Bas Dewulf - I think £14m is a steal for this guy. Hopefully can keep for years to come. Renzo - The big boys are circling. Has a min fee of £69m. If he goes it will have to be close to this amount! Next Season Get back into Europe Win a trophy Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016/17 Vanarama North 3rd Lost playoff final 2017/18 Vanarama North 1st Champions 2018/19 Vanarama National 1st Champions 2019/20 League 2 8th 2020/21 League 2 8th 2021/22 League 2 1st Champions 2022/23 League 1 1st Champions 2023/24 Championship 11th 2024/25 Championship 13th 2025/26 Championship 20th Survival on final day 2026/27 Championship 2nd Promoted 2027/28 Premier League 15th Survival 2028/29 Premier League 8th 2029/30 Premier League 9th 2030/31 Premier League 14th 2031/32 Premier League 10th 2032/33 Premier League 7th Qual for Euro Cup 2033/34 Premier League 11th FA Cup runner up
  3. Salford City - Premier League - 2032/33 This was our best Premier League season yet. We didn't start all that well and we were in the bottom half around the mid way point before we changed tactics following a 6-0 defeat by Chelsea. After this we went unbeaten in the league for 15 matches before losing 4 on the bounce to the top 4 teams. We finished the season off beating Derby 3-0 to leapfrog them in the league and finish in 7th place. We had to wait for the FA Cup final but with Man City winning that we made it into the Euro Cup. League Table Past Positions Cups - Nothing interesting this season. Again! Squad - Yet again the bigger teams came looking at my top players and I had to let Diaz join Liverpool for £38m. I also sold Sinclair and Henry for £17m and £18m respectively. I replaced these players very well and for less money whilst also increasing my home grown quota. I now need to improve strength in depth as we had a injury crisis and really struggled at points last season. Finances - £21.9m in the bank. Not bad after expanding the stadium again and upgrading both training and youth facilities. Key Player Profiles: Michael Kearns - Bought 3 seasons ago for £18.5m. Man City are chasing him so is this the next of my star players to be stolen? James Lutumba-Pitah - Injury hit season but 18 league goals in 22 league games is brilliant. Yakubu Sambo - Club captain is getting better and better. More of the same next season! Next Season Challenge for Europe Win a trophy Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016/17 Vanarama North 3rd Lost playoff final 2017/18 Vanarama North 1st Champions 2018/19 Vanarama National 1st Champions 2019/20 League 2 8th 2020/21 League 2 8th 2021/22 League 2 1st Champions 2022/23 League 1 1st Champions 2023/24 Championship 11th 2024/25 Championship 13th 2025/26 Championship 20th Survival on final day 2026/27 Championship 2nd Promoted 2027/28 Premier League 15th Survival 2028/29 Premier League 8th 2029/30 Premier League 9th 2030/31 Premier League 14th 2031/32 Premier League 10th 2032/33 Premier League 7th Qual for Euro Cup
  4. Salford City - Premier League - 2031/32 Another season completed and it was another season of inconsistency. We drew far too many matches we should have won. We actually drew 8 of our final 10 league games. If we had picked up some more point there we could have challenged for the European places. Instead we have to settle for 10th position and try to improve the squad and push onwards and upwards for next season. League Table Past Positions Cups - Nothing interesting this season. Squad - £20m Net spend as Froilan was sold to Schalke for £30m. The bulk of my spending was on a new defensive midfielder for £16m and a £26.5m centre back who was desperately needed, however I probably overspent on him. I need to improve the centre midfield and try to keep hold of my best players for a change. Finances - Not making nearly as much money as we used to. £25m in the bank. Need to crack Europe soon. Key Player Profiles: Adrian Diaz - Top rated player! Now 23 and attracting attention from Liverpool. May be unable to hold onto him. James Lutumba-Pitah - Bought last season for £10m. Hopefully can score more goals next season. Yakubu Sambo - He is starting to shine now. Arsenal have been chasing him for a while but I need to keep hold of him. Next Season Challenge for Europe Win a trophy Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016/17 Vanarama North 3rd Lost playoff final 2017/18 Vanarama North 1st Champions 2018/19 Vanarama National 1st Champions 2019/20 League 2 8th 2020/21 League 2 8th 2021/22 League 2 1st Champions 2022/23 League 1 1st Champions 2023/24 Championship 11th 2024/25 Championship 13th 2025/26 Championship 20th Survival on final day 2026/27 Championship 2nd Promoted 2027/28 Premier League 15th Survival 2028/29 Premier League 8th 2029/30 Premier League 9th 2030/31 Premier League 14th 2031/32 Premier League 10th
  5. Salford City - Premier League - 2030/31 Not a great season. I struggled with tactical consistancy as I tried to change things to play in a more expansive style and it back fired pretty badly. We didnt start very well and were in the bottom half for the first half of the season before a little revival midway through and we moved up into 6th position. After this I still kept changing things and we drpped massively and ended up finishing in 14th position. This was a real step backwards. I'm going to have a good think about tactics and styles and hopefully come up with an idea to stick with for next season. I also need to improve the centre backs. League Table Past Positions Cups - Reached the semi final of the League Cup and lost in R5 of the FA Cup to Chelsea. Squad - Spent £83m on new players but also sold £70m worth of players. Including my star winger and central midfielder. Kearns and Froilan were great new additions though. Finances - Went backwards this season but still have £52m in the bank. Key Player Profiles: Adrian Diaz - The wonderkid is getting better and better. Hopefully we dont lose him. Froilan - European Golden Boy winner. Signed for £14.75m which is a steal. Michale Kearns - New winger who replaced Marchesini. Next Season Regain top half place Dont mess about with tactics! Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016/17 Vanarama North 3rd Lost playoff final 2017/18 Vanarama North 1st Champions 2018/19 Vanarama National 1st Champions 2019/20 League 2 8th 2020/21 League 2 8th 2021/22 League 2 1st Champions 2022/23 League 1 1st Champions 2023/24 Championship 11th 2024/25 Championship 13th 2025/26 Championship 20th Survival on final day 2026/27 Championship 2nd Promoted 2027/28 Premier League 15th Survival 2028/29 Premier League 8th 2029/30 Premier League 9th 2030/31 Premier League 14th
  6. Salford City - Premier League - 2029/30 After an 8th place finish I was hoping that we could consolidate and aim for a mid-table position or sneak into the top half again. We had a bit of a strange season as we picked up points but we didnt play well and we really struggled scoring goals. I tried different tactics looking to get the best out of my strikers but it didnt work as they all struggled to find the net. In the end we ran out of steam and fell away from the european places as we lost our final 4 matches. We may have finished 1 place lower in 9th but we managed to pick up 2 extra points so overall I see it as moving forward still. League Table Past Positions Cups - No cup runs this season. Early exits in both. Squad - Spent £31m this summer with £9.5m on a new striker who flopped massively. Only 6 goals in 33 games. Made some decent signings elsewhere but still need to add a little more quality. Finances - £68m in the bank. Not bad considering transfer expenditure, stadium expansion and training upgrades. Key Player Profiles: Adrian Diaz - The wonderkid produced a lot more this season. Top scored with 14 and also 7 assists. Star man. Luca Marchesini - Opposite winger to Diaz. Bit of interest from Arsenal so may struggle to keep him. William Mendu - Quality young central midfielder. Look forward to plenty more next season. Next Season Push for Europe Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016/17 Vanarama North 3rd Lost playoff final 2017/18 Vanarama North 1st Champions 2018/19 Vanarama National 1st Champions 2019/20 League 2 8th 2020/21 League 2 8th 2021/22 League 2 1st Champions 2022/23 League 1 1st Champions 2023/24 Championship 11th 2024/25 Championship 13th 2025/26 Championship 20th Survival on final day 2026/27 Championship 2nd Promoted 2027/28 Premier League 15th Survival 2028/29 Premier League 8th 2029/30 Premier League 9th
  7. Salford City - Premier League - 2028/29 After narrowly surviving last season the main aim was to survive again in the Premier League. We actually surpassed all of my expectations and managed to finish in 8th place after spending almost the entire season in the top half of the table. Despite having such a good season we also managed to put together a winless streak of 11 league matches from January 6th to April 8th. I presume as at the midway point we were in 5th place teams then began to sit back against us a lot more and we really struggled. We did finish strong after switching to a 4231 formation and only losing once in out final 7 games. League Table Past Positions Cups - Early exit in the FA Cup but we had a good run in the Capital One Cup reaching the final but this was right in the middle of our winless streak and we lost 1-0 to Chelsea. Squad - I went for it last summer and spent £39.85m on new players and only sold £2.76m worth of players. Need to try and improve the fullbacks and possibly try to find a top level striker to help for next season. I bought some very good young players who hopefully have a high resale value so If offers come in I may need to replace some of my current star players. Finances - £57.3m in the bank. Will invest in some players and hopefully some club improvements. Key Player Profiles: Adrian Diaz - 20 Year old wonderkid left winger. Bought for £5.75m. I have high hopes. Yakubu Sambo - I found this kid after winning the best player award at the French Youth Invitational. Only paid £11m for him which is a steal. Chris Murray - Started the season on fire scoring 20 in our first 20 games. Struggled in the 2nd half of the season so I may look to replace. Next Season Consolidate Mid Table FA Cup Semi Finals Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016/17 Vanarama North 3rd Lost playoff final 2017/18 Vanarama North 1st Champions 2018/19 Vanarama National 1st Champions 2019/20 League 2 8th 2020/21 League 2 8th 2021/22 League 2 1st Champions 2022/23 League 1 1st Champions 2023/24 Championship 11th 2024/25 Championship 13th 2025/26 Championship 20th Survival on final day 2026/27 Championship 2nd Promoted 2027/28 Premier League 15th Survival 2028/29 Premier League 8th
  8. Salford City - Premier League - 2027/28 I thought we may be able to survive and I went about improving the team. We had a good first half to the season but then in the second half we fell away really badly and were in real danger. We survived by winning our final two matches 3-1 against Burnley and 4-3 against Southampton on the final game of the season after almost throwing it away as we led 4-0. We should have survived with ease but we threw away so many 2 goal leads to teams and ended up losing. Thankfully we survived and made a lot of money in the process. Time to build for next season and look to stay in the division. League Table Past Positions Cups - made the 5th round of the FA Cup for the first time which is nice. Squad - Although plenty of changes were made last summer a lot seem to have been panic buys. I need to purchase a new centre back, wingers and striker. Finances - £51m in the bank and managed to spend £13m on transfers. Key Player Profiles: Lars Thomsen - New attacking midfielder had a solid season. Hope for more next season. Cristian Alaniz - Record signing at £3.5m joined in January. Ronnie McLaughlin - Still managed it in the premier league. valued at £13.5m! Next Season Survive again Improve the squad Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016/17 Vanarama North 3rd Lost playoff final 2017/18 Vanarama North 1st Champions 2018/19 Vanarama National 1st Champions 2019/20 League 2 8th 2020/21 League 2 8th 2021/22 League 2 1st Champions 2022/23 League 1 1st Champions 2023/24 Championship 11th 2024/25 Championship 13th 2025/26 Championship 20th Survival on final day 2026/27 Championship 2nd Promoted 2027/28 Premier League 15th Survival
  9. Salford City - Sky Bet Championship - 2026/27 After last season where I wanted to make the playoffs and we only managed to survive on the final day of the season I decided the best thing to do this season was rebuild the squad. I did this by selling last seasons best player for £5m to Hamburg and put it all into the wage budget. This allowed me to bring in some very good players whilst I also had a tactical rethink at the same time. I had originally planned on going to a 442 but after a few matches I decided to move one striker back into the hole and we saw immediate results. We went from he end of October to the middle of March before losing with this new formation and had a healthy lead a top the table. We did begin to buckle under the pressure at the end and lost 4 of our final 6 but a final day win meant we secured promotion to the premier league as runners up. League Table Past Positions Cups - Usual rubbish. Squad - The rebuild went to plan and the squad was larger with more quality. Need to add some class for next season and hope to survive. Finances - Dont get the £5.25m payment for getting promoted to the Premier league so £2.4m in the bank due to selling two players last season for a combined £9m. Key Player Profiles: Chris Murray - I knew i needed a top striker to get out of this league and I found this guy. 28 goals. Really impressed. Stojan Petrov - New signing on the left winf who is more attacking that Ronnie, 15 goals. Ronnie McLaughlin - Dropped him to right midfield and created so many goals. Great season. Next Season Survive Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016/17 Vanarama North 3rd Lost playoff final 2017/18 Vanarama North 1st Champions 2018/19 Vanarama National 1st Champions 2019/20 League 2 8th 2020/21 League 2 8th 2021/22 League 2 1st Champions 2022/23 League 1 1st Champions 2023/24 Championship 11th 2024/25 Championship 13th 2025/26 Championship 20th Survival on final day 2026/27 Championship 2nd Promoted
  10. I am pretty certain I got that at exactly the same point. Pretty nice addition.
  11. Salford City - Sky Bet Championship - 2025/26 3rd season in the Championship and I said I wanted to crack the playoffs. Things didnt exactly go to plan. Things started badly as Verlinden the star man from last season left for a minimum fee release clause of £1.7m to Rangers and the board didnt increase the wage budget. I was massively overpaying some players so I couldnt imrprove my squad so I was left with a very week squad of only 19 players of which 4 are loanees. We actually spent almost the entire season in the bottom hald and were in a relegation dogfight. It all went down to the final game of the season and we were 1 point clear of the drop zone. Amazingly we beat Reading 3-0 at home but even if we didnt other result went our way so we survived. League Table Past Positions Cups - Usual rubbish. Squad - Really weak. Left without a decent striker for the entire season. Decent enough midfield but needs some work. The defence is in desperate need of a revamp. Finances - We go into debt and then get the £5m solidarity payment and have some money again.. Same every season. Key Player Profiles: Shpetim Haliti - My best player. has a £7.25m release fee so if he goes at least I make decent money this time! Ronnie McLaughlin - Another good season and top scored with 20 goals from right wing. Next Season Survive again Rebuild the squad Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016/17 Vanarama North 3rd Lost playoff final 2017/18 Vanarama North 1st Champions 2018/19 Vanarama National 1st Champions 2019/20 League 2 8th 2020/21 League 2 8th 2021/22 League 2 1st Champions 2022/23 League 1 1st Champions 2023/24 Championship 11th 2024/25 Championship 13th 2025/26 Championship 20th Survival on final day
  12. Salford City - Sky Bet Championship - 2024/25 This was our second season in the Championship and I was hoping we could consolidate after last season. It started pretty well and we were in and around the playoffs for the majority of the season until about 10 games to go and then we suffered a drastic dip in form and we dropped down to our lowest league position of the season and stayed there. Overall I am happy we played well for the majority of the season and our home form was excellent winning 13 of our 23 home games, however we only managed 5 away league wins all season which is something we really need to improve on for next season if we want to push up the league. League Table Past Positions Cups - Shock exit to Lincoln in the capital one cup before we made it to R4 of the FA Cup before being battered by Premier League Burnley. Squad - Didnt really change a lot from last season. Brought in a few quality players and hopefully can do the same again this summer. Finances - £5.25m Solidarity payment helped again and we sit just under £3.5m in the bank. Key Player Profiles: Shpetim Haliti - Albanian my scouts somehow came across had a great debut season. Thibaud Verlinden - Played right wing all season but I'm thinking of trying him in he F9 role next season. Worth£6.5m but has a £1.7m release fee and he wont discuss a new contract. May be powerless and see him leave if we receive a offer. Ronnie McLaughlin - Surprisingly good season from the winger. Joint top scorer. Next Season Try and crack the play offs Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016/17 Vanarama North 3rd Lost playoff final 2017/18 Vanarama North 1st Champions 2018/19 Vanarama National 1st Champions 2019/20 League 2 8th 2020/21 League 2 8th 2021/22 League 2 1st Champions 2022/23 League 1 1st Champions 2023/24 Championship 11th 2024/25 Championship 13th
  13. Salford City - Sky Bet Championship - 2023/24 This was our first season in the Championship and it started really well. We stayed in and around the playoff positions until the midway point of the season and they we began to struggle around January time. We dropped off the pace for the playoffs and ended up coasting to the end of the season in a comfortable 11th place. Never in any danger of relegation and no chance of catching the promotion chasing pack. Despite dropping off the pace I am happy with our position as after back to back promotions hopefully we can consolidate next season and set up a promotion push in the next few years. League Table Past Positions Cups - Made the 4th round of the FA Cup before being outclassed by Norwich City. Capital One Cup we made round 3 losing to WBA. Squad - Big revamp on a limited budget. The board have given me an extra £21k p/w to spend on wages so hopefully I can add some quality to my side. Finances - £5.25m Solidarity payment was a massive help. £3.8m in the bank. Key Player Profiles: Matt Leek - Good first season in the midfield. Hoping for more of the same next season. Daniel Powell- Beginning to struggle with injuries now as only made 17 starts. Still scored 11 goals. George Evans - Another good season and won our player of the year. Next Season Consolidate in Championship Improve the squad Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016/17 Vanarama North 3rd Lost playoff final 2017/18 Vanarama North 1st Champions 2018/19 Vanarama National 1st Champions 2019/20 League 2 8th 2020/21 League 2 8th 2021/22 League 2 1st Champions 2022/23 League 1 1st Champions 2023/24 Championship 11th
  14. Salford City - Sky Bet League 1- 2022/23 After walking away with the league title last season I was expecting a tough challenge in League One. Things started well as we won our first two games before getting beaten 3-0 in our third. This lead me to believe we should survive and hopefully get mid table. We then only lost two matches for the remainder of the calendar year and sat 11 points clear at the top of the table by Christmas. We had a slight wobble in February losing 3 matches in 4 games before we got our act back together and won the league on April 1st with 6 games still to play. We ran away with the title and can look forward to playing in to Championship next season. League Table Past Positions Cups - First and second round exits in all competitions. Disappointing. Squad - I wanted to revamp the squad but the budget was barely increased and with wage increases I couldn't strengthen Brought in a couple of loans and a relied on the players from last season and it paid off. Finances - Back in debt. Yay! Key Player Profiles: Ben Wain - Contract is up this summer and wont negotiate. Refused £900k offers in January as would rather lose on a free and get promoted. 25 goals in 45. Daniel Powell- Top scored from the right wing again. top player but at 32 he wont be around much longer. George Evans - Often goes unnoticed but this season had a stormer in the middle of the park. Hopefully he can step up. Next Season Survival Improve the squad Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016/17 Vanarama North 3rd Lost playoff final 2017/18 Vanarama North 1st Champions 2018/19 Vanarama National 1st Champions 2019/20 League 2 8th 2020/21 League 2 8th 2021/22 League 2 1st Champions 2022/23 League 1 1st Champions
  15. Salford City - Sky Bet League 2- 2021/22 This was a big season. New owners wanting a promotion push and after the last two seasons where we narrowly missed out on the playoffs we needed to make them this season. Thankfully we managed to go better than this and we won the league. I put this down to a change in formation early on. We started with a 4231 but after going 2-0 to bottom of the league and having a man sent off I removed the AMC and we came back to draw 2-2 in the final 10 minutes. I then changed to a 41221 formation and we put together a great run of form and lead the league for almost the entire season. League Table Past Positions Cups - Early exits again. Need a good run soon to make some much needed money. Squad - I completely changed the squad again from last season whilst retaining my best players. Managed to sign a couple of gems who should be able to step up into League 1. Finances - New owners helping out the debt massively. Key Player Profiles: Ben Wain - Signed in Novemeber and took a little while to settle but once he did the goals started flowing. Cant believe he was available. Daniel Powell- Top scoring from the right wing with 29 goals in 41. Also got 14 assists. Zakaria El Azzouzi - Brought in as a backup striker but moved onto the left wing and never lost his place. 24 goals in 48. Next Season Survival in League One FA Cup round 3 with a lucrative tie Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016/17 Vanarama North 3rd Lost playoff final 2017/18 Vanarama North 1st Champions 2018/19 Vanarama National 1st Champions 2019/20 League 2 8th 2020/21 League 2 8th 2021/22 League 2 1st Champions