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Introduction Thanks for clicking! Welcome to my first career update thread. I have been playing FM for years and have enjoyed the success and despair that the game brings, now I will be documenting this in this thread for you all to enjoy. I will be managing in the Vanarama National North, I always tend to play in the lower leagues as I prefer watching them then the top leagues such as the Premier League. I will be managing one of my local teams - Spennymoor, Blyth Spartans are located closer however I have managed them in the past so I thought it would be more interesting to try somebody else. The Club The club were founded in 2005, so are a very young club. This is due to the merging of two clubs: Evenwood Town and Spennymoor United, who folded a year before the formation of what was to become Spennymoor Town. The Moors began their steady climb through the ranks as they finished eighth in the Northern Premier League Division Two and were promoted the following year. Finishes of 12th and 4th came in the 2007/08 and 2008/09 season before three back-to-back 1st place finishes, however the club were never promoted due to losing in the playoffs each time. The following season they dropped to second but in the 2013/14 season finally found their luck and were promoted to the Northern Premier League, where they would go up in the play-offs after a 1-0 win against Stourbridge last season. The promotion meant Spennymoor reached their highest position in the footballing pyramid of any of the three clubs from the town. Facilities The Brewery Field (above) has always been the home of Spennymoor, whether that be United or Town. It has undergone a lot of changes within recent years, such as improved floodlights as the previous ones had stood there for over fourty years. Dugouts, a player tunnel and a clubhouse were all created, the latter replaced the old clubhouse which was burnt down on Christmas Day in 2003. Spennymoor's biggest attendance at Brewery Field came in February 2013 when over 2,400 flocked to watch the club take on local rivals Darlington in the Northern Premier Division Two: the clubs will meet again this season. Squad The squad is very balanced in terms of ability, there are few standout players with a few exceptions. Bradley Fewster will be a key player for us this season, the young striker was released by Middlesbrough in the summer after loan spells to York and Hartlepool in the previous two campaigns and will be expected to score a few goals in the upcoming campaign. Jamie Chandler is another player that excites me, he joined the club last season after five years at Gateshead despite making 26 appearances in his final season. He is a born-leader and will be the key man in the middle of the park. Finally is Rob Ramshaw who is similar to Chandler having played for Darlington before making the switch to Gateshead, where he made 64 appearances in two seasons prior to joining last Summer. Finances We are definitely in a healthy position for a club at this level, as soon as we don't spend ridiculous amounts of money there will be nothing to worry about on this front. At the same time, we will accept any offers for a player with a fee, as at this level you can't really afford to be rejecting offers with a good figure. We will also be avoiding signing too many players and won't be offering wages of over £350 and also will be looking to limit the amount of players we offer figures of around £250-300 to. Game Setup I have loaded the leagues the game recommended me to and to the lowest playable leagues. These include: England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Wales. I hope you enjoy the thread! Cheers, Scott.