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Manager of the Update – Previous Winners

[font=Courier New]  [b]Update Winner, Club                [/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 08 James Salter, Reggina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 08 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 08 Clark Aitken, Roma
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 08 Clark Aitken, Roma 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 08 Leo Dodge, Tottenham 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 08 Maurice Jobson, Man United
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 09 Bryan McGuinness, Everton
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 09 Robert Boyle, Blackburn
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 09 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 09 Neji Hyuuga, Deportivo
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 09 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 09 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 09 Wobill Luman, Betis
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 09 Liam Ferguson, Man City
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 09 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 09 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 10 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 10 bermybhoy, Atalanta
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 10 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 10 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 10 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 10 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 10 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 10 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal[/font]

Top Ten – Players Bought (Value)

[font=Courier New]  [b] Pos +- Username      Manager            Club        Value[/b]
  [/font][font=Courier New]1st  [color=blue]0[/color] fergysafc     Liam Ferguson      Man City    £217M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 2nd  [color=blue]0[/color] BenArsenal    Ben Cee            Inter       £177M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 3rd [color=green]+3[/color] Haowan        Haowan Madridstas  Barcelona   £157M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 4th NE clrkaitken    Clark Aitken       Roma        £153M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 5th NE Romanista1994 Lucas Volman       Real Madrid £104M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 6th [color=green]+1[/color] spartans5     Lawrence Lazewski  Valencia    £102M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 7th [color=red]-2[/color] tomsmith1989  Tom Smith          Arsenal     £ 98M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 8th NE TaylorB       Ben Taylor         Fiorentina  £ 83M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 9th [color=red]-5[/color] tadr          Andre da Conceiçao Chelsea     £ 80M
 [/font][font=Courier New]10th  [color=blue]0[/color] el sid        Cool Manager       At. Madrid  £ 75M[/font]

Lifespan – 1 to 2 Years

[font=Courier New]  [b] Pos Username             Manager             Club      Days[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]41st conners              Sirus Lannock       Málaga     628
 [/font][font=Courier New]42nd MikaelS              Mikael Schøler      Bologna    613
 [/font][font=Courier New]43rd Swafe                Saul Goode          Osasuna    551
 [/font][font=Courier New]44th hamilton162          Tom Hamilton        Mallorca   509
 [/font][font=Courier New]45th kashmirshazad        Shazad Ali          Newcastle  508
 [/font][font=Courier New]46th DiscoStu94           Da Hoover Man       Sampdoria  501
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - ScottT!              Scott Tysoe         Sunderland 501
 [/font][font=Courier New]48th canvey!!             Fréderico Canvey    Stoke      476[/font]

Lifespan – Less than 1 Year

[font=Courier New]  [b] Pos Username             Manager             Club      Days[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]49th corinthiano          Mathias Brunckhorst Chievo     327
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Neilio               Neilio              Almería    327
 [/font][font=Courier New]51st Robert_296           Robert Boyle        Blackburn  326
 [/font][font=Courier New]52nd brettney1980         Brettney Joven      Wigan      320
 [/font][font=Courier New]53rd TigerJoe             Joe Seddon          Getafe     271
 [/font][font=Courier New]54th jack.browne          Jack Browne         Sevilla    250
 [/font][font=Courier New]55th NepentheZ            Neppo Monster       Cagliari   236
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - dafuge               dafuge              Torino     236
 [/font][font=Courier New]57th KiddingChoc          Zach Machios        Portsmouth 235
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Whoopy D             Whoopy D            West Ham   235
 [/font][font=Courier New]59th d-machine            David Machine       Athletic   229
 [/font][font=Courier New]60th PaulHartman71        Jeremy English      Liverpool  204[/font]

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I spend a lot!

Much like I do when I play FM. :D:thup:

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Update 32

Years: 2, Months: 32, Days: 966

February has passed and it has been a quiet month in terms of sackings, in that there have been no sackings, at least not at the level we will discuss. However, many competitions did move themselves forward, and the managers are approaching that magical 1000 days mark, with just over a month of managing required for those who are going to attain it.

We’ll start in Italy this time, where Ben Cee’s Inter top the table. This is a little surprising, as they dropped points on many occasions this month, winning only once, at home to Parma, but the five points they did pick up beat the mere three points picked up by Tyler Burrows’s Udinese, who contrived to lose three of their four games this month, defeating Rimini 1-0 at home to salvage some if little dignity. A.C. Milan have also overtaken Zebrette. bermybhoy's Atlanta are in 4th place with Ben Taylor’s Fiorentina 5th, with the former having a troublesome month, winning only over Udinese, and the latter achieving an impressive nine points, dropping points only once in a loss to Marco van Basten’s A.C. Milan. Down the bottom of Serie A, James Salter’s Reggina are flirting with relegation, but it looks as if they’re likely to be safe save for some massive deterioration in performances. They currently lie four points clear of the bottom three and picked up that many this month, and are six points behind closest rivals Lecce.

Over to England now, where we shall start with the FA Cup. Mark Cator’s Aston Villa lost their Fourth Round Replay on penalties after a 3-3 draw at the Emirates, and Arnold J. Rimmer’s Bolton lost theirs away to Barnsley. Middlesbrough mirrored Arsenal and progressed with spot kicks after a 3-3 draw, theirs at home to Cardiff, while Everton knocked out Watford. In the Fifth Round, three of the Big Four clubs still in it, although the notion of Big Four is certainly much more subjective now, progressed with ease, Arsenal thrashing Portsmouth 4-1, Chelsea Coventry 5-1 and Liverpool Burnley 4-0. Bryan McGuiness’s Everton won at Southend while there were a number of draws involving our teams. Fulham and Middlesbrough drew at the Cottage, as did West Brom at the DW Stadium and Man United and Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Boro progressed 2-1 in the replay, as did West Brom 1-0 and Manchester United 2-1 with an Alexis Sánchez goal in the 92nd minute (of extra time). Their tie against Arsenal is the match of the next round. In the league, Brucie Bonus’s West Brom are still struggling to avoid the iron grip of the relegation zone, but Bonus himself seems perfectly happy to be stuck in the iron grip of his employers. Despite being Insecure or worse for many months now, the Kyrgyzstani holds on to his job. This month, a win over Fulham and draws against Portsmouth and West Ham picked the team up five points, and they currently lead the struggle between themselves and Bristol City, sitting in 19th place.

Of course February marks the resumption of European football, and we’ll start with the Europa League, which has completed the First Knockout Round stage. Clark Aitken’s Roma lost 2-3 on aggregate to Celtic, and Super Lampard’s Lecce saw the end of their European adventure at the hands of Spartak Moscow. Atalanta were another of our sides to go out, this time to Besiktas. In fact, Udinese were the sole Italian side to progress, with Sampdoria also losing, as they beat Shakhtar 2-1 on aggregate thanks to a 1-0 home victory. Leo Dodge’s Tottenham overcame a humiliating 0-3 defeat at Zaragoza to flip the scoreline at White Hart Lane and win on penalties. Lucas Volman’s Real Madrid knocked out Zenit St. Petersburg 3-2 on aggregate, winning only 2-1 at home. Man United, Portsmouth and Villarreal also went through. In the Champions League, Schalke hold a 2-0 lead over Liverpool, while Ben Cee’s Inter will be happy with a 3-2 victory at the Emirates, anticipating a consolidation of the victory in the return leg. Those ties will conclude in March.

In Spain, Real Madrid’s troubles continue and it is Lars Tommersen’s Villarreal who take the second place behind Barcelona. They did not lose in the league this month, and dropped points only once, away to Wobill Luman’s Athletic. As well as this came their Europa League progress, but they lost 2-3 at home to Valencia in the first leg of their cup Semi Final tie. Lawrence Lazewski’s team lie only 1 points behind them, mirroring their results with three wins but a draw at Athletic. They trail 0-1 to Lyon after their trip to France in the Champions League. Of course Barcelona also had a good month, Haowan Madridstas’s team beating both Mallorca and Deportivo 5-0. However, they had a few too many 0-0 draws, with one at home to Real in the cup, one away to Almería in the league and one away to Juventus in the Champions League. Real Madrid mirrored Valencia’s and Villarreal’s results, picking up 10 points this month, which is not bad, but Lucas Volman must still fret a little considering his side’s position, nine points off the top spot. Early leaders Zaragoza have fallen off the pace a bit, and are 6 points behind Madrid in 5th place, and they share 46 points with Cool Manager’s Atlético Madrid, who won both home games but lost both away games this month.

In true logical fashion it’s back over to Italy, where Theo Stigarakis’s Catania are in 14th place. It must be boring being Stigarakis, who had two cup games at the start of the season but has since only played league games. They won once, drew twice and lost once this month for another indifferent performance, although their win came at home to A.C. Milan. Stigarakis is as Stable as can be, not daring to either over- or underperform. Jonte Rhodes’s Lazio, who went unbeaten this month with two wins and two draws, are in 11th place, with Genoa in 10th. Mikey Twigge’s Palermo are ninth, and they had a poor month with three losses, but their one win did bizarrely come away to Udinese.

Now we focus on the top of the Premier League table, where Tom Smith’s Arsenal reign supreme. The Gunners have done well to be up there, and they are currently 4 points clear of Rafa Benítez’s Reds. Their league form was fantastic this month, winning all three games, and of course they now have at least two games in hand on most others, after playing the League Cup Final. Andre da Conceiçao’s Chelsea won, 4-1 on penalties after Arsenal missed their first three, and Smith’s team also lost the home league of their Champions League tie with Inter. Although they are doing well in the league and the FA Cup, are there signs of the team ship beginning to break apart? Martin Bojangles’s Hull are in the nice position of 4th, although they lost 1-3 to both Merseyside teams this month before winning 1-0 at Eastlands against the team one place above them. Chelsea and Tottenham both lie one point behind, with Leo Dodge’s side playing only two league games this month, a win and a loss.

Over to Spain now, where Jellybean Man’s Numancia and Andy Morton’s Sporting look pretty safe, in 15th and 14th respectively, but both are only one point clear of the bottom three. Morton won once and lost thrice this month, and Man did slightly better, winning once, drawing once and only losing twice. That form won’t set the world alight but a win a month keeps the relegation doctor away. Away doesn’t rhyme with a month, but ‘awonth’ isn’t a word. Phill Ewles’s Valladolid are in 13th but are 8 points above these two, and they had a pretty good month, with two wins, a draw and a loss.

Brucie Bonus still clings on at West Brom. Zaragoza, Udinese and Tottenham lament their current positions after their early leads. Arsenal seek to avoid dropping out of the Champions League. I predict that the Gunners will have exited the competition next month, and Bonus will have entered the job market too. Still, there’s only one way to find out…

Manager of the Update

I found it rather difficult to give the award this month because no one was very good. In the end, it was a toss up between two managers and;

Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia

wins it over Haowan Madridstas. Despite a 0-1 defeat in France, which can easily be overcome in the home leg of the Champions League tie, Lazewski beat rival Villarreal in the first leg of the Spanish Cup Semi Final, and secured some nice league form. Lars Tommersen himself was not too far away from the award, and neither was Tom Smith, who would have won it despite the Champions League loss if he had clinched the Carling Cup. Still, Lazewski had a good month and deserves the award.

Job Securities

[font=Courier New]  [b]Rank Username             Manager             Club        Security      Days[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New] 1st m1234566778          Maz Armley          Racing      Very Secure    966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Martin_              Martin Bojangles    Hull        Very Secure    966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Almondo              Arnold J. Rimmer    Bolton      Very Secure    966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - bermybhoy            bermybhoy           Atalanta    Very Secure    966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - [/font][font=Courier New]hasdgfas             Tim Aubel           Fulham      Very Secure    966
 [/font][font=Courier New] 6th Haowan               Haowan Madridstas   Barcelona   Secure         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - IlikeJellybeans      Jellybean Man       Numancia    Secure         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - super_lampard        Super Lampard       Lecce       Secure         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - tomsmith1989         Tom Smith           Arsenal     Secure         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Waghlon              Lars Tommersen      Villarreal  Secure         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Greasy Chip Butty    Andy Morton         Sporting    Secure         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - BenArsenal           Ben Cee             Inter       Secure         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - JSalter              James Salter        Reggina     Secure         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]14th PluckaDuck           Tyler Burrows       Udinese     Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - ssestig              Theo Stigarakis     Catania     Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - SCIAG                Leo Dodge           Tottenham   Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - tadr                 Andre da Conceiçao  Chelsea     Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - clrkaitken           Clark Aitken        Roma        Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Romanista1994        Lucas Volman        Real Madrid Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Chimpos              Phill Ewles         Valladolid  Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - spartans5            Lawrence Lazewski   Valencia    Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - el sid               Cool Manager        At. Madrid  Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - TaylorB              Ben Taylor          Fiorentina  Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Lower Leagues Rule   Jonte Rhodes        Lazio       Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - rancer890            Ricky Nakano        Middlesbro  Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - weeeman27bob         Lord Weeman         Napoli      Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - markcator3006        Mark Cator          Aston Villa Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - mikeytwigge          Mikey Twigge        Palermo     Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Cardiovascular       Cardio Vascular     Genoa       Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Neji                 Neji Hyuuga         Deportivo   Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - fergysafc            Liam Ferguson       Man City    Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - ~Ian~                Bryan McGuinness    Everton     Stable         966
 [/font][font=Courier New]33rd Walcott’s Wonderkids Brucie Bonus        West Brom   Insecure       966
 [/font][font=Courier New]34th Jack Rudd            Lisa Jeffries       Juventus                   925
 [/font][font=Courier New]35th pnefc22              Wobill Luman        Betis                      889
 [/font][font=Courier New]36th AtilasMiserly        Will de Mote        A.C. Milan                 882
 [/font][font=Courier New]37th JoeLatics            Joe Gleeson         Espanyol                   873
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Blanco               Cristobal Blanco    Recreativo                 873
 [/font][font=Courier New]39th ian_1982             Maurice Jobson      Man United                 852
 [/font][font=Courier New]40th Ridleys              James Ridley        Siena                      843[/font]

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How did my only win of the month be against Milan? Good to see that i'm on target to both stay up and keep my job.

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Wooohooo a great unbeaten month, still stable in my job and meeting expectations in 11th. Would like to crack the top half, but here is somewhere I can live.

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Top of the table. Come on Inter! :thup:

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Stable and not mentioned again for the 2nd month running :thup:

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Can't believe it, just 3 points this month and throwing away our title chances :( :(

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Manager of the Update – Previous Winners

[font=Courier New]  [b]Update Winner, Club                [/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 08 James Salter, Reggina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 08 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 08 Clark Aitken, Roma
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 08 Clark Aitken, Roma 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 08 Leo Dodge, Tottenham 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 08 Maurice Jobson, Man United
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 09 Bryan McGuinness, Everton
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 09 Robert Boyle, Blackburn
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 09 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 09 Neji Hyuuga, Deportivo
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 09 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 09 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 09 Wobill Luman, Betis
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 09 Liam Ferguson, Man City
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 09 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 09 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 10 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 10 bermybhoy, Atalanta
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 10 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 10 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 10 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 10 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 10 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 10 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia[/font]

Top Ten – Players Sold (Number)

[font=Courier New]  [b] Pos +- Username       Manager           Club       No[/b]
  [/font][font=Courier New]1st [color=green]+6[/color] BenArsenal     Ben Cee           Inter      29
 [/font][font=Courier New] 2nd [color=green]+1[/color] PluckaDuck     Tyler Burrows     Udinese    27
 [/font][font=Courier New] 3rd [color=red]-1[/color] el sid         Cool Manager      At. Madrid 22
 [/font][font=Courier New]   -  [color=blue]0[/color] Haowan         Haowan Madridstas Barcelona  22
 [/font][font=Courier New] 5th NE ssestig        Theo Stigarakis   Catania    21
 [/font][font=Courier New] 6th NE Cardiovascular Cardio Vascular   Genoa      20
 [/font][font=Courier New] 7th NE Waghlon        Lars Tommersen    Villarreal 18
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - [color=red]-6[/color] Almondo        Arnold J. Rimmer  Bolton     18
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - [color=red]-4[/color] fergysafc      Liam Ferguson     Man City   18
 [/font][font=Courier New]10th [color=red]-3[/color] JSalter        James Salter      Reggina    17
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - NE mikeytwigge    Mikey Twigge      Palermo    17[/font]

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This looking great at Atalanta. In this for the long haul.

Brilliant stuff, canvey.

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I apologize for not having posted over the last 3 updates, but I have been without a computer since I left school for winter break because I left my desktop there and my laptop decided it wanted to die for the 4th time since I have had it. But stable for the last 3 updates is nice, although I would like that to be at least secure and a Manager of the Month win is always nice.

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Brucie Bonus hanging in their by the skin of his teeth at West Brom!

Here's to the continuing successful cup run blinding the chairman from realising I'm taking the club down to the Championship for next season. :D

See comments above on last month and repeat. :D

See West Brom got through to the next round of the cup after a replay win.... Europe still in West Brom's capabilities this season!!! :p

KUTGW, great updates as usual. :thup:

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Update 33

Years: 2, Months: 33, Days: 997

With reckless abandon we have stumbled through March and find ourselves on the threshold of April. However, there will be no April Fool’s Jokes here, and we shall instead reflect on what I feel has been a milestone month for our managers, despite the real milestone coming in just three days time when each one of them tallies up their 1000th day of managing their club. Every season, the first couple of months, possibly stretching even to October, present no sackings. November, December, January and February tend to be littered with sackings. After that the chairman calm down somewhat, release their fingers slightly from those triggers and the managers can be fairly confident of completing the season and having another attempt in the next season. This, if it turns out to be true this year, will come as good news to Brucie Bonus, who finds his team in turmoil, almost certain to go down, and the Baggies were dropped back to 20th place this month after Bristol City’s sensational victory at Man City.

However, it is not England where we start, it is Spain, and considering that the author writes this on a rather chilly 3rd January 2010, hopefully the Spanish weather will act as a hot water bottle. It was only March 20th but Sevilla’s game against Valladolid, as an example, saw temperatures of 28°C. Earlier on in the month, however, was played the Spanish Cup Semi Final second leg, where Lars Tommersen’s Villarreal beat Valencia 1-0 away, only to get eliminated 3-3 on away goals, and where Real Madrid followed up their 0-0 draw at the Nou Camp to win 2-0 at home and progress. For Tommersen, the Spanish Cup pain was not the only pain he and his team had to endure this month, as they also found themselves brutally ejected from the Europa League by a strong Udinese showing that defeated them 3-2 on aggregate. But in general, Tommersen should count his blessings, and it should be Jellybean Man and Andy Morton who will be wanting alms if they do not improve their performances. Both are on 22 points and Man’s Numancia hang just inside the relegation zone. Bottom-placed Celta won twice this month to finally reach double figures, meaning that they are now a threat, alongside Espanyol, to Numancia and Sporting, who both accrued one point this month. It is of constant fascination which will go down, if either, as they form is inconsistent tending towards bad. Almería, Recreativo and Tenerife are all floating above these two, and Neji Hyuuga’s Deportivo are a good distance above Almería points-wise, but the English manager finds himself Insecure. He picked up just one point this month, and it was from exactly the same game as Andy Morton picked his up from.

Over in Italy there is still a feverous race for the top, which Ben Cee currently leads, having had a good month with his Inter team. As well as picking up seven points from three games this month, slipping up at Super Lampard’s Lecce, his home draw with Arsenal saw Inter reach the Champions League Quarter Finals by virtue of their victory at the Emirates. Clark Aitken’s Roma find themselves behind second-placed A.C. Milan on goal difference, which is a shame as the Canadian had a perfect conversion rate on points this month, while one of his wins even knocked competitor Tyler Burrows down a peg or two, it being over the Udinese boss and his team. Other than that Burrows won all his games this month, save for the Villarreal result where aggregate was his saviour after a 1-2 loss in Spain. bermybhoy's Atalanta are in 5th place, picking up 5 points this month, and Fiorentina are in 6th.

The FA Cup Sixth Round took place this month. Tom Smith’s Arsenal thrashed José Mourinho’s joke of a Manchester United team 3-1, giving the Gunners hope for extra-curricular silverware despite going out of the Champions League. Chelsea thrashed Ricky Nakano’s Middlesbrough 5-0 at Stamford Bridge but Liverpool were more conservative in their 1-0 win at the Hawthorns. It took a replay, but Bryan McGuinness’s Everton defeated West Ham to set up a tie with cross-town rivals Liverpool in the Semi Final, meaning that there are two local derbies in preparation for the final. There is little doubt now that Arsenal will win the Premier League, holding an 11-point lead over second-placed Liverpool. No, what has become more interesting to pundits and fans is whether Martin Bojangles’s Hull can usurp Chelsea for the fourth Champions League spot. Considering they were predicted 20th place but have now just guaranteed Premier League football for next season, it will have been a good year regardless. This month the Tigers played two games and won both of them, but Chelsea played four and moved ahead due to the two draws they collected on top of their two wins. At the moment, the Premier League seems to be in three parts: the top six, consisting of our Big Five sans Man United, as well as Hull and Spurs; with 10 points separating them from 7th, where Bolton fall into the next band of seven teams on or around 40 points. Three points below Fulham are Sunderland and the next five have 30 to 36 points. That leaves Bristol City and West Brom, also known as the “for all intents and purposes certainly relegated”, who I suppose could be categorised in their own group.

Into Europe now, and the most interesting of Champions League ties I’ve already covered. Cool Manager will be disheartened as his Atlético Madrid fell to Iberian rivals Benfica. Bayern Munich were the other non-Anglo-Italo-Spanish side to go through, defeating PSV Eindhoven. Haowan Madridstas got his Barcelona a win over Juventus, and Lawrence Lazewski’s Valencia moved on past Lyon in a healthy month where they got two nice league wins and a decent league draw, a Spanish Cup final and a Champions League Quarter Final tie against Bayern Munich. Chelsea and Liverpool both won, over A.C. Milan and Schalke respectively, while Liam Ferguson’s Man City won 3-1 in Portugal to knock out Sporting CP. Inter meet Barcelona in the next round which threatens one of our managers. The Europa League also narrowed its teams from 16 to eight, with Udinese as we know being one of those eight. Leo Dodge’s Tottenham found themselves on the wrong side of a 1-5 thrashing at Fratton Park, making their 3-1 return victory pointless. Celtic earned a nice 0-0 draw at home to Galatasaray, making one think they could go through, only to lose 0-3 in Turkey. Galatasaray’s neighbours Fenerbahçe also make the last eight ahead of Dynamo Kiev. Man United beat Leverkusen and Lucas Volman’s Real Madrid beat Braga. Spartak Moscow and Porto also made the Quarter Finals, whose highlight tie may be the Battle of Turkey. Portsmouth meet Udinese, Man United have easy passage into the Last Four, facing Spartak Moscow, and there is an Iberian battle as Porto face Real Madrid.

Los Galácaticos have a bit to celebrate as they have met up with their Big Two buddies Barcelona at the top, although Lucas Volman and his fans will still resent not having first place. They won all month which is good for the esteem and soul of a Real Madrid fan, as their 7-1 Braga victory reveals a likely Europa League winner. They also thrashed Racing, beat Deportivo, beat Athletic, and of course made that Spanish Cup final. Racing fans, and their manager Maz Armley, should not be too disheartened though, as they got the win over the other half of the Big Two: Barcelona, and they also reversed their 1-4 scoreline to Madrid when playing Sporting. Six points clear at the top, and winning all games save for the Racing and Real Madrid ones, Barcelona look likely to win the title. So we’ll go to a country where the fate of the championship is much less predictable, Italy.

Except we’ve already talked about the top of the table so we’ll talk about the Italian Cup and the bottom of the table instead. Jonte Rhodes’s Lazio held A.C. Milan 0-0 in the first leg of their Semi Final tie, but are likely to get stuffed in the return leg, so the happiness at the moment lies with Super Lampard’s Lecce, who hold a 2-1 lead over Sampdoria. They still see relegation danger peeping just over the hill, but who knows, perhaps Lecce could see European football again next season? League-wise, they drew two and lost one this month, and while 8 points is a decent cushion over 18th-placed Rimini, they’ll want to keep up form to reach the finish line. A home tie against Brescia and an away one against Chievo in April may be the ones to give those essential points. Cardio Vascular’s Genoa are the lowest side that are safe from relegation, and given how boring and lazy they are hogging up mid-table, we’ll take any excuse to talk about them. This month, surprise, surprise, they lost both games against teams higher than them and they won their game against the team lower than them. How exciting! I think it would be wise to place a bet on Genoa winning against lower opposition and losing against higher opposition for every single match. Perhaps predict a draw if their opponents are Juventus, who share their own 43-point haul. Going back down again, and the relegation threat for James Salter’s Reggina is more real, with just four points staving Rimini off. A lovely win over Lazio on my birthday was a real boost for the team, and they followed it up with an understandable loss to A.C. Milan, and a draw against Cagliari. They have a mixed schedule to play, but a home tie to Rimini might be the clincher.

So, if my theory is to be upheld, we will see no more sackings now until October. But then the gods of nature might make an exception to sack Brucie Bonus as he carries West Brom down into the abyss. I wouldn’t be surprised if they picked up no more than about three more points this season: in their seven games they have to face Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton. They also travel to Villa Park and to St. James’s Park. They might scrape a draw against Middlesbrough, but their best bet of a win ironically looks like it will be Manchester United at home!

Manager of the Update

The standard wasn’t extremely high and the month was short but;

Lucas Volman, Real Madrid

scoops the award for the second time after winning every game in order to reach the Spanish Cup final, Europa League Quarter Final and to reach second place in La Liga also. The team have put their bad performances behind them and have hit a seam of nice form. Clark Aitken and Martin Bojangles, who also both went unbeaten, could have threatened Volman here, but did not have a huge amount of games although they deserve credit for their efforts. Tom Smith and Andre da Conceiçao also did well, admittedly with good teams.

Job Securities

[font=Courier New]  [b]Rank Username             Manager             Club        Security      Days[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New] 1st m1234566778          Maz Armley          Racing      Very Secure    997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Martin_              Martin Bojangles    Hull        Very Secure    997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Almondo              Arnold J. Rimmer    Bolton      Very Secure    997
 [/font][font=Courier New] 4th bermybhoy            bermybhoy           Atalanta    Secure         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - [/font][font=Courier New]hasdgfas             Tim Aubel           Fulham      Secure         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Haowan               Haowan Madridstas   Barcelona   Secure         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - super_lampard        Super Lampard       Lecce       Secure         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - tomsmith1989         Tom Smith           Arsenal     Secure         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Waghlon              Lars Tommersen      Villarreal  Secure         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - BenArsenal           Ben Cee             Inter       Secure         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - JSalter              James Salter        Reggina     Secure         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Romanista1994        Lucas Volman        Real Madrid Secure         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - ~Ian~                Bryan McGuinness    Everton     Secure         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]14th IlikeJellybeans      Jellybean Man       Numancia    Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Greasy Chip Butty    Andy Morton         Sporting    Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - PluckaDuck           Tyler Burrows       Udinese     Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - ssestig              Theo Stigarakis     Catania     Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - SCIAG                Leo Dodge           Tottenham   Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - tadr                 Andre da Conceiçao  Chelsea     Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - clrkaitken           Clark Aitken        Roma        Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Chimpos              Phill Ewles         Valladolid  Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - spartans5            Lawrence Lazewski   Valencia    Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - el sid               Cool Manager        At. Madrid  Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - TaylorB              Ben Taylor          Fiorentina  Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Lower Leagues Rule   Jonte Rhodes        Lazio       Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - rancer890            Ricky Nakano        Middlesbro  Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - weeeman27bob         Lord Weeman         Napoli      Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - markcator3006        Mark Cator          Aston Villa Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - mikeytwigge          Mikey Twigge        Palermo     Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Cardiovascular       Cardio Vascular     Genoa       Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - fergysafc            Liam Ferguson       Man City    Stable         997
 [/font][font=Courier New]32nd Neji                 Neji Hyuuga         Deportivo   Insecure       997
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Walcott’s Wonderkids Brucie Bonus        West Brom   Insecure       997
 [/font][font=Courier New]34th Jack Rudd            Lisa Jeffries       Juventus                   925
 [/font][font=Courier New]35th pnefc22              Wobill Luman        Betis                      889
 [/font][font=Courier New]36th AtilasMiserly        Will de Mote        A.C. Milan                 882
 [/font][font=Courier New]37th JoeLatics            Joe Gleeson         Espanyol                   873
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Blanco               Cristobal Blanco    Recreativo                 873
 [/font][font=Courier New]39th ian_1982             Maurice Jobson      Man United                 852
 [/font][font=Courier New]40th Ridleys              James Ridley        Siena                      843[/font]

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Still sitting stable and in with a shot in the Italian Cup, not much chance, but a little one... :)

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Still only stable? Where exactly am I in La Liga b/c I am in that Spanish Cup Final and in the CL Quarters, I would think that I would at least be secure

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Couple more looking like their coats are on shaky pegs, bad luck for them but great for the rest of us. Not such a great month but in 5th we're waaay over-achieving.

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On the verge of the Italian Cup final, would be amazing to win a trophy for Leece

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Not mentioned again but good to see Bolton avoiding relegation. Plus Very Secure

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Three more days to 1000....:D

Plenty of time for Brucie Bonus to be given his marching orders still then! :(:D

Shame we got knocked out in the Q Finals of the FA Cup.

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The Serie A title race is as hot as an Australian Summer, hopefully we aren't out of it just yet!!

KUTGW Canvey!!

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Manager of the Update – Previous Winners

[font=Courier New]  [b]Update Winner, Club                [/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 08 James Salter, Reggina
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 08 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 08 Clark Aitken, Roma
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 08 Clark Aitken, Roma 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 08 Leo Dodge, Tottenham 
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 08 Maurice Jobson, Man United
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 09 Bryan McGuinness, Everton
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 09 Robert Boyle, Blackburn
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 09 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 09 Neji Hyuuga, Deportivo
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 09 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 09 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 09 Wobill Luman, Betis
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 09 Liam Ferguson, Man City
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 09 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 09 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 10 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 10 bermybhoy, Atalanta
 [/font][font=Courier New]Apr 10 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]May 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jun 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jul 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
 [/font][font=Courier New]Aug 10 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
 [/font][font=Courier New]Sep 10 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
 [/font][font=Courier New]Oct 10 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
 [/font][font=Courier New]Nov 10 Lord Weeman, Napoli
 [/font][font=Courier New]Dec 10 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
 [/font][font=Courier New]Jan 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
 [/font][font=Courier New]Feb 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
 [/font][font=Courier New]Mar 11 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid[/font]

Top Ten – Players Sold (Value)

[font=Courier New]  [b] Pos +- Username       Manager            Club         Value[/b]
  [/font][font=Courier New]1st [color=green]+2[/color] BenArsenal     Ben Cee            Inter      £103  M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 2nd  [color=blue]0[/color] fergysafc      Liam Ferguson      Man City   £ 94  M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 3rd [color=red]-2[/color] ~Ian~          Bryan McGuiness    Everton    £ 86  M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 4th [color=green]+3[/color] PluckaDuck     Tyler Burrows      Udinese    £ 77  M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 5th [color=green]+4[/color] Haowan         Haowan Madridstas  Barcelona  £ 63  M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 6th [color=red]-2[/color] tadr           Andre da Conceiçao Chelsea    £ 56  M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 7th NE mikeytwigge    Mikey Twigge       Palermo    £ 52  M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 8th NE clrkaitken     Clark Aitken       Roma       £ 50  M
 [/font][font=Courier New] 9th NE el sid         Cool Manager       At. Madrid £ 45.5M
 [/font][font=Courier New]10th NE Waghlon        Lars Tommersen     Villarreal £ 44  M[/font]

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I have a bit of an update surplus : here's hoping you can take one off my hands.

Update 34

Years: 2, Months: 34, Days: 1027

What a cruel twist of fate it is that one of our managers was able only to complete 999 days of his tenure! I guess I was wrong about that sacking-free zone after March: this manager was sacked despite not being in anywhere near as much trouble as a certain other manager. Yes, that’s right: Brucie Bonus has become our very own John Sergeant as he survives another month. I was also wrong about the bottom two being virtually relegated: while West Brom have in fact found themselves doomed to that fate this month, Bristol City are flying away and only two points from hauling themselves out of that dreadful mess. Bonus’s job security is now Very Insecure, but like the last crumb stuck in your teeth, he may never go away!

England is where we shall start, and the Kyrgyzstani manager made it to the 20th April before his side got relegated following a 0-2 loss to Chelsea. They went on to lose to Everton. They have Manchester United at home but once again, I fear I was wrong, as José Mourinho appears to have become ept again and has guided the Red Devils to the top half. Ricky Nakano’s Middlesbrough were hence displaced to 11th place, despite a decent month with two wins, two draws and a loss. With Bristol City on 35 points in 18th place, Tim Aubel’s Fulham are the lowest-placed safe team, in 14th. They only won once this month, against equally-underperforming Aston Villa. Hull’s dream of making the top four is over: not only would they have to get eight points from two games, but 4th-placed Liverpool have games in hand. However, a Europa League place is definitely Martin Bojangles’s.

Tom Smith’s Arsenal, on the same day as West Brom’s relegation, romped to the title, beating Big-Four-team-but-not-really-a-Big-Four-team Man City 2-1 at Eastlands. They had previously beaten West Brom 2-1 and league rivals Liverpool 4-1 with an Eduardo hattrick. But in between the West Brom and Man City games came an altogether more magical moment as Smith guided his team to slam Andre da Conceiçao’s Chelsea 3-0 in the FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley. They will meet Liverpool at Wembley, and personally I believe they shall win that in style.

Over to Italy now, where Serie A never fails to fascinate. Tyler Burrows has seemed to send out the message that his Udinese team should not be ruled out from the title, and they ascended to 2nd place. But, seeing as their month was rubbish, it was more down to the ineptitude of A.C. Milan and Roma to rule out Udinese. Ben Cee’s Inter are still top, by 5 points, after having a good month that maintains faith in Italian teams; they both won and drew twice. Even lowly Cardio Vascular’s Genoa can still win the league, not that they will, and there is a great string of teams dangling for those top spots. Ben Taylor’s Fiorentina are 5th, with two wins and two losses this month, but bermybhoy’s Atalanta hound them, with a win, a draw and two losses but only one point fewer, and they themselves are hounded by Mikey Twigge’s Palermo, who won twice and lost twice. Palermo are hounded by Lord Weeman’s Napoli, who won twice, drew once and lost once, who are hounded by Lazio, who are hounded by Juventus and Genoa. I would say the list goes on but it doesn’t. It stops there.

Over in Spain, the relegation zone is just about to start closing its mouth and it looks like Jellybean Man’s Numancia will get gobbled up. Due to Espanyol sacking their manager and appointing a new one, they have flown out of the bottom three and Man’s team, along with Tenerife, have fallen in. They did win this month, but that was only after four losses, and they have five games to right their situation, with a minimum of four points needed. Andy Morton’s Sporting are that side with four points more than them, and they did better than Numancia this month, hence them being safe as it stands and Numancia not. With two wins and a draw among their five games, if Morton can pull of those results again next month, safety is very likely to be his. His first is against Numancia, and that’s a real six-pointer. The nearest side of ours in danger, Phill Ewles’s Valladolid, are actually in no danger at all, and are well past the number of points they need to avoid relegation. Amazingly, they won at Barcelona after five losses, including a home one to lowly Tenerife. But it is the side above them that will prove of more interest to us. After a 0-1 away loss to Almería, Neji Hyuuga found he was no longer welcome at Deportivo, and was shown the door. The team took four games to gel under their new manager and finally scraped a win at home to Cool Manager’s Atlético Madrid.

Into the European playground now, starting with the European sand pit: the Europa League. Tyler Burrows’s Udinese overcame a 0-1 away defeat to see off Portsmouth 2-1, while Fenerbahçe beat Galatasary in the Battle of Turkey. Real Madrid’s 3-0 home victory saw them progress despite struggling to a 2-2 draw in Porto. Finally, as predicted, Manchester United saw no problems in overcoming Spartak Moscow. As it stands, Real Madrid hold a 2-0 lead over Fenerbahçe, after the game in Turkey, while Udinese lost the home leg of their tie 0-1 to the Red Devils. In the Champions League, Man City proved once again that they are not quite Big Four material, going out to Liverpool in the Quarter Final. Lawrence Lazewski’s Valencia had a shock when Bayern Munich won 2-1 in both legs to knock the Spaniards out. It took away goals for Chelsea to beat Benfica, and Ben Cee’s Inter’s 1-1 draw at home to Barcelona cost them when the 0-1 return leg defeat sent the Spaniards through. In the Semi Final, Frank Lampard scored the winner at Anfield in a sloppy game, and Bayern Munich were just a little bit worse than Barcelona in their game and earned a 0-0 draw in Germany that will surely see them go out once they travel to Spain.

Let’s go back to Italy now! James Salter’s Reggina are still succeeding in putting points between them and the bottom three. This month, they did not lose, and only an away trip to Juventus stopped them from winning. Even high-flying Atalanta were stuffed 3-0, not bad for a team so close to the drop. On 36 points, they are tied with both Super Lampard’s Lecce and Theo Stigarakis’s Catania. Lecce won two and lost two, but found themselves out of the cup as Sampdoria won 1-0 in the return leg of the Semi Final, heading through on away goals. The other team to make the final are A.C. Milan, who beat Lazio just 1-0 at home to do so, and this year’s Italian Cup will not see any of our managers claiming it. This month, Catania won just one of their games, losing the other three, but with all three of these sides five points clear of relegation at the moment, such form would not be too costly.

In Spain, the three teams in 2nd to 4th are still fighting for those places. Lawrence Lazewski’s Valencia are the Zeitgest of the month, enjoying some decent if not remarkable form, including a 4-1 away win over Getafe. Lars Tommersen’s Villarreal are 3rd, doing slightly better than Valencia this month. They won three times and drew twice, not a bad performance. Going elsewhere in La Liga, we see Maz Armley’s Racing in 8th place, and they enjoyed the same form as Villarreal, picking up the same 11 points from their five games.

Next month is, of course, the finale month, where we see cup finals and league showdowns. While it is likely that there will be no sackings, it is still not to be missed!

Manager of the Update

Generally, nobody was that good this month, and there are two clear choices for the award. I eventually decided that;

Tom Smith, Arsenal

deserves this award as much as I’d like James Salter to have it for his unbeaten month at Reggina, a month that might just save them from relegation. In the end, Smith had to win it as, not only did his Arsenal team secure the Premier League title, but a thrashing of Chelsea saw them reach the FA Cup Final in style. In true FM style, I think we’ll see a dominant Arsenal for years to come.

Job Securities

[font=Courier New]  [b]Rank Username             Manager             Club        Security      Days[/b]
 [/font][font=Courier New] 1st m1234566778          Maz Armley          Racing      Very Secure   1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Martin_              Martin Bojangles    Hull        Very Secure   1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - tomsmith1989         Tom Smith           Arsenal     Very Secure   1027
 [/font][font=Courier New] 4th Almondo              Arnold J. Rimmer    Bolton      Secure        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - bermybhoy            bermybhoy           Atalanta    Secure        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - [/font][font=Courier New]hasdgfas             Tim Aubel           Fulham      Secure        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Haowan               Haowan Madridstas   Barcelona   Secure        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - super_lampard        Super Lampard       Lecce       Secure        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Waghlon              Lars Tommersen      Villarreal  Secure        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - JSalter              James Salter        Reggina     Secure        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Greasy Chip Butty    Andy Morton         Sporting    Secure        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - PluckaDuck           Tyler Burrows       Udinese     Secure        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - tadr                 Andre da Conceiçao  Chelsea     Secure        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]14th BenArsenal           Ben Cee             Inter       Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Romanista1994        Lucas Volman        Real Madrid Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - ~Ian~                Bryan McGuinness    Everton     Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - IlikeJellybeans      Jellybean Man       Numancia    Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - ssestig              Theo Stigarakis     Catania     Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - SCIAG                Leo Dodge           Tottenham   Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - clrkaitken           Clark Aitken        Roma        Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Chimpos              Phill Ewles         Valladolid  Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - spartans5            Lawrence Lazewski   Valencia    Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - el sid               Cool Manager        At. Madrid  Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - TaylorB              Ben Taylor          Fiorentina  Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Lower Leagues Rule   Jonte Rhodes        Lazio       Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - rancer890            Ricky Nakano        Middlesbro  Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - weeeman27bob         Lord Weeman         Napoli      Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - markcator3006        Mark Cator          Aston Villa Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - mikeytwigge          Mikey Twigge        Palermo     Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Cardiovascular       Cardio Vascular     Genoa       Stable        1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]31st fergysafc            Liam Ferguson       Man City    Insecure      1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]32nd Walcott’s Wonderkids Brucie Bonus        West Brom   Very Insecure 1027
 [/font][font=Courier New]33rd Neji                 Neji Hyuuga         Deportivo                  999
 [/font][font=Courier New]34th Jack Rudd            Lisa Jeffries       Juventus                   925
 [/font][font=Courier New]35th pnefc22              Wobill Luman        Betis                      889
 [/font][font=Courier New]36th AtilasMiserly        Will de Mote        A.C. Milan                 882
 [/font][font=Courier New]37th JoeLatics            Joe Gleeson         Espanyol                   873
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - Blanco               Cristobal Blanco    Recreativo                 873
 [/font][font=Courier New]39th ian_1982             Maurice Jobson      Man United                 852
 [/font][font=Courier New]40th Ridleys              James Ridley        Siena                      843[/font]

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999 days! :(

I was half expecting the sack, but they couldn't just wait one more day could they :mad:

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Claimed the title!! :D

Good stuff. Some really great results in there for me and Arsenal. 4-1 win over Liverpool and 3-0 win over Chelsea. Looking forward to the FA Cup final. Hopefully we can recreate what happened when we played Liverpool this month. Upto very secure job status, and manager of the update. Fantastic. :thup:

Also, unlucky Neji. Getting sacked on the 999th day is pretty darn unlucky.

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No news is good news with Rimmer secure.

Neji that's so unlucky. Also how is Brucie Bonus still in charge at west brom??

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No news is good news with Rimmer secure.

Neji that's so unlucky. Also how is Brucie Bonus still in charge at west brom??

Going down, going down... gone down! :D

Surely a matter of time now before Brucie Bonus gets the sack, my guess is that it will probably be just after the end of the season, or when it is no longer mathematically possible for us to finish anything other than 20th.

Unlucky Neji. :(

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Doing pretty well in Spain, gutted to be knocked out by the Bavarians though :(

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Not too disappointed with 14th, tbh, if I'm safe. Would like to start jumping up the table in later seasons, or I might outstay my welcome

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Unlucky Neji. :D

Out of Europe. Meh. :thdn:

Squeaky bum time at the top of Serie A. Come on Inter! :thup:

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Out of the cup, i suppose we wouldn't have been expecting to beat Sampdoria

Unlucky Neji :thdn:

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Wow, 999 days thats harsh, good to see Jonte Rhodes still in charge at Lazio, hopefully he can build up the table next season, or try to get a better job status than Stable. Things can be so quick in this fickle world of management.

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Unlucky Neji. :thdn:

I wouldn't mind bringing Boro to another mid table finish. I'll be happy with 11th. Still stable. :)

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Poor Neji :(

The Serie A title race just keeps hotting up, brilliant to be back up to 2nd!!!

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Manager of the Update – Previous Winners

  [font=Courier New][b]Update Winner, Club                [/b]
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Jul 08 James Salter, Reggina
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Aug 08 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Sep 08 Clark Aitken, Roma
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Oct 08 Clark Aitken, Roma 
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Nov 08 Leo Dodge, Tottenham 
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Dec 08 Maurice Jobson, Man United
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Jan 09 Bryan McGuinness, Everton
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Feb 09 Robert Boyle, Blackburn
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Mar 09 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Apr 09 Neji Hyuuga, Deportivo
[/font]   [font=Courier New]May 09 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Jun 09 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Jul 09 Wobill Luman, Betis
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Aug 09 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Sep 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Oct 09 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Nov 09 Lisa Jeffries, Juventus
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Dec 09 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Jan 10 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Feb 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Mar 10 bermybhoy, Atalanta
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Apr 10 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
[/font]   [font=Courier New]May 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Jun 10 Will de Mote, A.C. Milan
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Jul 10 Super Lampard, Lecce
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Aug 10 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Sep 10 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Oct 10 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Nov 10 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Dec 10 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Jan 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Feb 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
[/font]   [font=Courier New]Mar 11 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/font]   [font=&quot][font=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal[/font][/font]

Top Nine – Trophies

[font=Courier New]  [b] Pos +- Username      Manager            Club        T[/b]
  [/font][font=Courier New]1st [color=green]+1[/color] Haowan        Haowan Madridstas  Barcelona   6
 [/font][font=Courier New] 2nd  [color=blue]0[/color] Romanista1994 Lucas Volman       Real Madrid 5
 [/font][font=Courier New] 3rd [color=green]+4[/color] tomsmith1989  Tom Smith          Arsenal     4
 [/font][font=Courier New] 4th  [color=blue]0[/color] spartans5     Lawrence Lazewski  Valencia    3
 [/font][font=Courier New] 5th NE tadr          Andre da Conceiçao Chelsea     2
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - [color=red]-1[/color] BenArsenal    Ben Cee            Inter       2
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - [color=red]-1[/color] clrkaitken    Clark Aitken       Roma        2
 [/font][font=Courier New] 8th NE el sid        Cool Manager       At. Madrid  1
 [/font][font=Courier New]   - NE Almondo       Arnold J. Rimmer   Bolton      1[/font]

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