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Bad, Bad joke :D

Into the final stages now, but once again did the whole Udinese screwing up a few games in December/January and dropping down to the competition for European places :( Becoming all to regular....

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[quote name='canvey!!'][I]Essien left Chelsea in 2012 - see Update 49.[/I][/QUOTE]

Yeah, saw that but can't believe it tbh :D

Inter running away with Serie A :thup:

Oh, and that joke :rolleyes: ;)

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[I][FONT=Verdana]Current Ice Cream Flavour statistics:[/FONT][/I]
[I][FONT=Verdana]Coffee 2 (Tyler Burrows, Ben Taylor), Chocolate 2 (Tom Smith, Leo Dodge), Mint Choc Chip 1 (Lord Weeman), Strawberry 1 (Lucas Volman), Vanilla 1 (Haowan Madridstas)[/FONT][/I]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update – Previous Winners[/FONT][/B][code]
[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=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 13 Tim Aubel, Fulham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 13 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 13 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 13 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 13 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 13 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 13 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 14 Martin Bojangles, Aston Villa (formerly of Hull)
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 14 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 14 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 15 James Salter, Reggina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 15 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 15 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 15 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 15 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal[/FONT][/code] [B][FONT=Verdana]Top Five – Players Sold (No)[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Pos +- Username Manager Club No[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]1st [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese 62
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]2nd [COLOR=green]+1[/COLOR] Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid 51
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]3rd NE weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli 43
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]4th [COLOR=green]+1[/COLOR] Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona 42
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]5th NE TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina 41[/FONT][/code]

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Update 93[/FONT][/B]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Years: 7, Months: 93, Days: 2824[/FONT][/B]

[FONT=Verdana]With March successfully concluded, let’s analyse the managers’ performances as the season approaches its end.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]We’ll start in Spain, where that race between Zaragoza and Barcelona continues, with ground neither being lost nor gained by either team. [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B]’s Barcelona won two of their three league games this month, drawing the third. Yet a 1-1 draw with Valencia in the Copa del Rey Semi Final 2nd Leg saw them lose to [B]Ben Cee[/B]’s team 1-2 on aggregate, although a 2-1 win over Napoli got them into the Champions League Final Eight with a total 5-2 win. As for [B]Lucas Volman[/B]’s Real Madrid, who are eight points behind Barca, they overcame their cup disadvantage to beat Zaragoza 3-2 on aggregate, and they completed a 6-0 rout of Monaco by winning 5-0 at home in the Champions League. Yet they only converted eight of a possible twelve points in the league, drawing with Valencia and Racing.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]In England, the big news is Arsenal’s takeover. English businessman Tim Travis and his consortium completed their buyout of the club this month, and Travis revealed that there would be ‘big changes sooner rather than later’. There is speculation that [B]Tom Smith[/B] is to get the sack as part of these big changes, with [B]Liam Ferguson[/B] to be his replacement. However, given that Smith is almost certain to deliver the title, and that Ferguson has a past history of falling short of expectations when given a lot of money, this looks to be nothing more than idle chitchat. In March, Arsenal weren’t able to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League, falling 0-2 to second-placed Liverpool at Anfield. Liverpool’s failure to pick up points at Old Trafford meant that the gap was not closed either. Arsenal also did a double over Fulham this month, winning 3-0 in the league and 2-0 in the FA Cup 6th Round. They beat Ajax 3-0 for a 5-2 aggregate advance to the Champions League Last Eight, and beat Man City in their other game. [B]Leo Dodge[/B]’s Tottenham had a tough month where a Europa League defence was sacrificed for Premier League performance. Manchester United beat Spurs 4-1 on aggregate in the Europa League Last 16, but Dodge’s side drew goalless with the Red Devils at Old Trafford for their league game. They also beat visitors Everton 1-0, and won 3-1 at Stamford Bridge in a truly phenomenal London derby. Chelsea, incidentally, are Arsenal’s FA Cup Semi Final opponents, while Aston Villa play Man City.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Six is the magic number in Italy. It is the number of points by which Napoli trail first-placed Inter, and Udinese trail fourth-placed Roma. [B]Lord Weeman[/B]’s title chasers have been doing everything in their power to overtake Inter this month. They won 2-0 at Genoa, and won both home games 2-0 over Roma and 3-0 over Torino. But most of all, they travelled to the Giuseppe Meazza, where they won 4-2 to give themselves a fighting chance. They also beat [B]Ben Taylor[/B]’s Fiorentina 3-0 in the first leg of their Coppa Italia Semi Final. Taylor’s side had a slippery month, losing to Napoli then drawing with A.C. Milan. Beating Leverkusen then losing to Juventus. Losing to Leverkusen then beating Palermo and Parma by large margins. In the end, they made the Europa League Quarter Finals by beating their German opponents 3-2 on aggregate, but things are not looking so great as far as the Italian Cup is concerned.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Regarding Europe, let’s take a look at the draws for the next round. It’s the typical Anglo-Spanish fiesta in the Champions League, but the Italians are getting more and more of a say each year. There will definitely be an English side in the Semis: Arsenal face Man City, and a Spanish side: Zaragoza face Real Madrid. Meanwhile, [B]Cool Manager [/B]plays his former club as Inter take on Liverpool, and Barcelona meet [B]Mikael Schøler[/B]’s Juventus. The Europa League will also send an English participant into the Last Four, as Man United take on Chelsea. Fiorentina take on Getafe and A.C. Milan take on Atlético Madrid in the two meetings between Spanish and Italian teams, while the slightly lesser nations get their chance to have a Semi Finalist when Sporting CP take on Lyon.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]There is plenty still to be settled, as season eight rolls on.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update[/FONT][/B]
[FONT=Verdana]This month’s award goes to;[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Lord Weeman[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana], Napoli[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]who did his utmost to gain points in Serie A, including winning 4-2 at the ground of the leaders. Napoli left the European stage but in a difficult tie, and ground out an extremely useful advantage in the Italian Cup Semi Final. Meanwhile, [B]Leo Dodge[/B] performed well in the league this month at the expense of the Europa League, and [B]Lucas Volman [/B]had a decent month at Real Madrid, as did [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B] at Barcelona. But Weeman’s performance as a manager was superb this month – well deserved.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana][B]Job Securities[/B][/FONT][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Rank Username Manager Club Security Days[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 1st Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid Very Secure 2824
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal Very Secure 2824
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona Very Secure 2824
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 4th PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese Stable 2824
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham Stable 2824
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli Stable 2824
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina Stable 2824
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 8th fergysafc Liam Ferguson Man City 2783
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 9th JSalter James Salter Reggina 2710
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]10th mikeytwigge Mikey Twigge Palermo 2507
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]11th BenArsenal Ben Cee Inter 2502
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]12th super_lampard Super Lampard Lecce 2119
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]13th Cardiovascular Cardio Vascular Genoa 2010
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]14th Lower Leagues Rule Jonte Rhodes Lazio 1968[/FONT][/code]

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A return to Anfield for Cool Manager, I hope we thrash them :)

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Udinese continuing out usual trait :(

Starting to get a little bit frustrating now.

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update – Previous Winners[/FONT][/B][code]
[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=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 13 Tim Aubel, Fulham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 13 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 13 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 13 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 13 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 13 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 13 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 14 Martin Bojangles, Aston Villa (formerly of Hull)
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 14 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 14 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 15 James Salter, Reggina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 15 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 15 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 15 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 15 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli[/FONT][/code] [B][FONT=Verdana]Top Five – Players Sold (Value)[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Pos +- Username Manager Club Value[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]1st [COLOR=green]+1[/COLOR] PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese £229M
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]2nd NE Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid £153M
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]3rd NE weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli £152M
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]4th [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona £146M
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]5th NE TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina £133M[/FONT][/code]

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A solid lead at the top of the table. Although I'm a little worried by this takeover. Hopefully I can prove my worth, and stay in a job. It would be a real shame to have got so far, to then lose out due to a takeover.

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The king of selling players at the moment. Huge financial income for the board, guaranteeing my status at the club for another year me thinks.

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Update 94[/FONT][/B]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Years: 7, Months: 94, Days: 2854[/FONT][/B]

[FONT=Verdana]April has passed, but there is still plenty of stuff to be settled in season number eight. While we have one national league champion confirmed, two others sit with games to play to assure their fans of the title. Let’s start in Italy.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]They’ve done it; the impossible that is. [B]Lord Weeman[/B]’s Napoli actually managed to overtake Serie A leaders Inter and take the top spot for themselves. Three wins and a draw this month put them one point clear of [B]Cool Manager[/B]’s side with just three games left to play. Brescia, Triestina and Atalanta all fell to Napoli, although Mantova offered resistance in the form of a goalless draw. Unfortunately for Napoli, they have the harder run-in, with an away match at A.C. Milan, but Inter’s own final games are not guaranteed victories, either. A 2-2 draw at Fiorentina also put Weeman and his side in the Coppa Italia Final and on the road to a double, but A.C. Milan will be trying to stop them winning that one, too.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Meanwhile, further down the table, [B]Tyler Burrows[/B]’s Udinese, despite winning three from five this month, look almost certain to miss out on Champions League qualification. If, in the unlikely situation that Roma take just one point from the visit of Reggina and a trip to Fiorentina, Udinese will get to take fourth place by welcoming [B]Clark Aitken[/B]’s former team. Bologna and Genoa need to both be beaten first, however. [B]Ben Taylor[/B]’s Fiorentina had a decent month. They did of course lose in the Italian Cup, but they notched up 10 points in the league from a possible twelve. Udinese were one of the teams they defeated. They also enjoyed Europa League success, which we’ll come onto later.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Now we move over to England, where we find the confirmed title winners. [B]Tom Smith[/B]’s Arsenal won three of their four matches this month, giving them their fourth consecutive Premier League (the most consecutive English top flight titles won by any team, ever). This 19th top flight win also makes them the team to have won the most of this division. They beat Aston Villa, Leicester, Crystal Palace and Blackburn this month, losing at Alan Irvine’s Hull, but Leicester are already relegated and Crystal Palace and Blackburn are fighting it out to avoid the final relegation place (West Brom also went down). A 2-1 win at Wembley over Chelsea sent the Gunners into the FA Cup Final to face [B]Martin Bojangles[/B]’s Aston Villa. There were plenty of celebrations in North London, not only at the Emirates, but also at White Hart Lane. With an unbeaten month in which just two points were dropped, [B]Leo Dodge[/B]’s Tottenham broke into the top four. West Brom, Leeds, Newcastle and Sunderland all lost to Spurs this month but fifth-placed Chelsea, four points behind, have a game in hand and then a game to play. [B]Tim Aubel[/B]’s Portsmouth welcome Tottenham in the final game, but the Tottenham board are supposedly worrying that they will lose Dodge at the end of the season. [B]Clark Aitken[/B] is the favourite to replace the 54-year-old, but the most likely outcome is that Dodge stays.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Okay, we’ll now see how April passed on the European stage. In the Champions League Quarter Finals, [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B]’s Barcelona knocked out [B]Mikael Schøler[/B]’s Juventus 5-1 on aggregate, with a 4-0 win at home. Inter, the other Italian side, went out as their 1-0 first leg advantage over Liverpool was cancelled out by a 0-2 defeat at Anfield. Arsenal beat Man City 3-1 on aggregate and Real Madrid beat Zaragoza 1-0 on aggregate, with both victors drawing away and winning at home. In the Semi Finals, only the first legs have been played. Despite Nani’s opener for the Catalonians, [B]Mikey Twigge[/B]’s Liverpool beat Barcelona 2-1, although Barca are hot favourites to proceed anyway. And despite Henri Saivet’s early dismissal at the Bernabéu, Arsenal only lost 1-2 to Real Madrid, giving them perhaps their best chance in years to reach the Champions League Final. Barcelona have defeated the Gunners in six Semi Final ties and one final in the last eight years; perhaps now is the time for Arsenal to break through? As for the Europa League, all the Quarter Final first leg ties ended in draws with the exception of Chelsea hosting Man United and beating them 1-0. Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 win in the return leg knocked out A.C. Milan, likewise with Lyon’s 2-1 win over Sporting CP. Chelsea drew 1-1 at Old Trafford to reach the Last Four, and [B]Ben Taylor[/B]’s Fiorentina achieved a spectacular 3-0 victory at Getafe to ensure their progress. What is more, a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in the Semi Final makes the Final a really valid target for them. Atlético Madrid lead Lyon 4-2 in the other Semi Final.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]In Spain, Zaragoza’s season pretty much self-destructed, as they fell off the title chase and into third place. They are level on points with second-placed Valencia, but 12 points behind Barcelona with just 15 to play for. This month, [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B]’s Barcelona went 18 steps closer to their fifth title in six years with six wins. First, an away trip to Hércules merited a 2-0 victory, which was followed by the same scoreline in welcoming Atlético Madrid to the Camp Nou. Tenerife were the next visitors, and were hammered 9-1 thanks to four goals from Oscar Cardozo, including a hattrick of penalties. Mallorca and Villarreal were both beaten away by one-goal margins, 2-1 and 3-2 respectively, and then a trip to Málaga saw a 2-0 victory. With four of their remaining games coming against teams sitting in 13th-19th place, no sensible person would bet against them for the title.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]April is over, May has just begun! But before we march on towards the end of season eight and the start of Euro 2016, let’s take a little pause to look at the intimacies of our manager’s lives, including what they had for breakfast this morning. Okay, we won’t go that far, but let’s examine the favoured personnel list of each of our managers.[/FONT]


[LIST]
[*][FONT=Verdana]Tyler Burrows, Udinese: Fernando Tissone, David Suazo, Antonio Di Natale, Gaetano D’Agostino, Fabio Quagliarella, Davide Succi[/FONT]
[*][FONT=Verdana]Leo Dodge, Tottenham: Brucie Bonus, Robbie Keane, Wilson Palacios, Martin Bojangles, Darren Bent, Alan Irvine, David Bentley, Ian Holloway, Mario Gómez, Robinho[/FONT]
[*][FONT=Verdana]Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona: Thierry Henry, Rodrigo Palacio, Juan Manuel Mata, Marquinhos, Oscar Cardozo, Xavi, Nani, Alberto Aquilani[/FONT]
[*][FONT=Verdana]Tom Smith, Arsenal: Robin van Persie, Leo Dodge, Eduardo, Miguel Veloso, Emmanuel Adebayor, Jérémy Toulalan[/FONT]
[*][FONT=Verdana]Ben Taylor, Fiorentina: Albert Gilardino, Riccardo Montolivo, Goran Pandev, Thiago Neves, Simone Pepe, Pablo Ledesma, Stevan Jovetic[/FONT]
[*][FONT=Verdana]Lucas Volman, Real Madrid: Gabriel Heinze, Manolo Jiménez, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Wesley Sneijder, Gonzalo Higuaín, Oleg Husyev, Edgar Barreto, Lassana Diarra, Yury Zhirkov, Jean Il Makoun[/FONT]
[*][FONT=Verdana]Lord Weeman, Napoli: Ezequiel Lavezzi, Christian Maggio, Paolo Cannavaro, Mauro Zárate, Choco, Marek Hamsik, Ivan Fatic, Aleksandar Kolarov[/FONT]
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[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update[/FONT][/B]
[FONT=Verdana]This award is extremely tough to give. In the end, I’m giving it to;[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Lord Weeman[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana], Napoli[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]since TaylorB hasn’t posted in the thread since September. Napoli put in a tremendous month to ascend to first place in Serie A, against all the odds. Fiorentina’s good league performance alongside a very good Europa League performance put [B]Ben Taylor[/B] into contention, and a phenomenal month from [B]Haowan Madridstas [/B]got him close too. [B]Leo Dodge[/B] brought his Tottenham side into the top four with a superb month, and [B]Tom Smith[/B] sealed the Premier League title for Arsenal, breaking all sorts of records in the process. Now do you see why I had such a hard time choosing a winner?[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Job Securities[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Rank Username Manager Club Security Days[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 1st tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal Very Secure 2854
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona Very Secure 2854
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 3rd Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid Secure 2854
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham Secure 2854
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli Secure 2854
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina Secure 2854
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 7th PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese Stable 2854
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 8th fergysafc Liam Ferguson Man City 2783
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 9th JSalter James Salter Reggina 2710
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]10th mikeytwigge Mikey Twigge Palermo 2507
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]11th BenArsenal Ben Cee Inter 2502
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]12th super_lampard Super Lampard Lecce 2119
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]13th Cardiovascular Cardio Vascular Genoa 2010
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]14th Lower Leagues Rule Jonte Rhodes Lazio 1968[/FONT][/code]

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Hmmmmmm, the least secure of the remaining 7. Looking pretty safe though and 5th should be a good bet.

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Awesome to be setting a couple of records at Arsenal. Great to maintain the title for a fourth year running. Hopefully we can add an FA Cup win to that this season. Keep up the good work canvey!! :thup: This has been amazing so far.

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update – Previous Winners[/FONT][/B][code]
[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=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 13 Tim Aubel, Fulham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 13 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 13 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 13 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 13 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 13 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 13 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 14 Martin Bojangles, Aston Villa (formerly of Hull)
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 14 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 14 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 15 James Salter, Reggina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 15 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 15 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 15 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 15 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli[/FONT][/code] [B][FONT=Verdana]Top Five – Trophies[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Pos +- Username Manager Club Trophies[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]1st [COLOR=green]+1[/COLOR] Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona 19
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]2nd [COLOR=red]-1[/COLOR] Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid 17
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]3rd [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal 15
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]4th NE SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham 2
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - [COLOR=green]+1[/COLOR] weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli 2[/FONT][/code]

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Update 95[/FONT][/B]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Years: 7, Months: 95, Days: 2885[/FONT][/B]

[FONT=Verdana]With the season all coming down to these final matches, let’s see how our managers performed in May 2016, and whether they coped with the pressure. Euro 2016 is right around the corner, but there are some scores to be settled first. Scores such as 2-1, 3-0 and 1-1.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]I think England is a good place to start, as they had already declared a winner. So most of Arsenal’s preparations this month were aimed at lifting the FA Cup and making it into the Champions League final, but it was a different story for [B]Leo Dodge [/B]at Tottenham. With Champions League football up for grabs, he had to keep his Spurs team afloat and in the top four. Unfortunately, a trip to Fratton Park went slightly wrong, with [B]Tim Aubel[/B]’s Portsmouth winning the match 2-1. Luka Modric gave Tottenham the lead from the spot, but Reto Ziegler cancelled the goal out and Bosko Jankovic gave Pompey the win. However, Manchester United’s inability to win at home to Stoke meant that Spurs clinged onto 4th place. Blackburn’s point, by the way, kept them up at the expense of [B]James Ridley[/B]’s Crystal Palace. Otherwise, in England, attention turned to the FA Cup Final.[/FONT]

[QUOTE][I][FONT=Verdana]Road to the Final – FA Cup[/FONT][/I]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Tom Smith[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana]’s Arsenal started their cup campaign back in the Third Round with a tie against fellow Londoners Charlton. They beat the Addicks 3-0, and then travelled to St Mary’s to beat Southampton 2-0 in the Fourth Round. [B]Martin Bojangles[/B]’s Aston Villa, meanwhile, started theirs in style by annihilating Hampton and Richmond 10-0 in the Third Round. They then travelled to Bristol City and won 2-0, but faced a home tie with Liverpool in the Fifth Round. Somehow, that was won 3-1, allowing a Sixth Round tie with Leeds. As for Arsenal, they made their way into the Final Eight by winning 2-0 at Leicester. Another tie against a London club, Fulham, and another victory, 2-0, put them into the Semi Final. Villa couldn’t beat Leeds at home, drawing 1-1 but the replay proved fruitful and extra time saw the Birmingham side win 3-2. They then travelled to Wembley where they grabbed a shock 1-0 win over Man City. Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to ensure their Final place.[/FONT]
[/QUOTE] [FONT=Verdana]44-year-old Howard Webb took on this FA Cup Final, where Wembley Stadium was full but for one fan. The pre-match banter had been verging on epic: [B]Martin Bojangles [/B]controversially announced that he had no respect for [B]Tom Smith[/B], despite the Portuguese manager having said that he and Bojangles got on well. Would the former Hull man get thoroughly embarrassed here or would he cause an upset? The atmosphere at the kick off was brilliant, but it soon died down as it became clear that this Final wasn’t going to be a goalfest. Half time came and went, full time came and went, and still no goals. However, if a team were to score, it looked more likely to be Villa: slightly more confident in possession and with a one-man advantage thanks to Philippe Senderos’s 67th-minute second yellow card. And it was Villa who scored, thanks to Montenegrin forward Simon Vukcevic, at his sixth club in five years. His header came two minutes after extra time’s half time, and Arsenal couldn’t do anything else in the remaining 13 minutes, giving Aston Villa their first FA Cup win since 1957. To contextualise that, Ipswich, Coventry and Wimbledon had all won it more recently.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Over we go to Spain now, where it should come as little surprise that [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B]’s Barcelona have won La Liga. Victories over Murcia, Betis, Athletic and Elche this month just confirmed what we already knew. They finished the campaign with 100 points and are currently on a 48-game unbeaten streak stretching from March 2015. [B]Lucas Volman[/B]’s Real Madrid finished comfortably inside the top four, in 3rd place, rounding the season off with wins over Atlético Madrid, Villarreal, Tenerife and Mallorca. The Italian’s side also contested the Copa del Rey final.[/FONT]

[QUOTE][I][FONT=Verdana]Road to the Final – Copa del Rey[/FONT][/I]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Ben Cee[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana]’s Valencia started their campaign in the 4th Round with a tie against Valladolid. Winning 3-0 away and 2-0 at home, they reached the next round easily. However, their cup run looked to be over fairly early on, as they fell 1-2 at home to Málaga. A remarkable 3-0 away victory sent them into the Quarter Final. As for [B]Lucas Volman[/B]’s Real Madrid, their 4th Round victory was much bigger. They annihilated Alicante 13-0 with a home victory that notched double figures. They then dismissed Mallorca, 3-0 away and 1-0 at home. To make it into the Semi Final, they beat Getafe 3-2 despite a 1-2 away defeat in the first leg. Valencia reached the Last Four by beating Elche 3-1 away and 1-0 at home. Next came the true test for Cee’s side: a 1-0 win over visitors Barcelona surely wouldn’t be enough to reach the Final, would it? Yet a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou put Valencia in their second consecutive Final. Real made their second consecutive Final by beating Zaragoza 3-2 in the Semi-Final, despite a 0-1 defeat in the first leg.[/FONT]
[/QUOTE] [FONT=Verdana]Barcelona’s Camp Nou was the host for the Final, and came just under a hundred short of capacity. Valencia made a brilliant start, with Yannis Tafer rounding Iker Casillas in order to hit home. [B]Ben Cee[/B]’s side managed to maintain that lead to half time, but disaster struck early on in the second half, as that same French goalscoring hero was stretchered off with a sprained ankle. Valencia couldn’t resist for much longer, and in the 71st minute, Gonzalo Higuaín grabbed Real Madrid’s equaliser with a header from a corner, despite being marked by two Valencia players. The score stayed a 1-1 right through to full time and the end of the 120 minutes too, and the penalty shootout commenced. Real Madrid scored their first, but David Villa missed to put the pressure on Valencia right away. Four shots later, all scored, the score is 3-2 to Madrid. Yet Daniel Schwaab’s miss gives Valencia the chance to get back into it. Alas, Manuel Fernandes misses it and Wesley Sneijder gives [B]Lucas Volman[/B]’s side the win with the fifth penalty.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Now seems like a good time to take a look at the Champions League Final. Before we do, however, let’s mention the Europa League. Chelsea overcame the difficulty of a 1-1 home draw against Fiorentina by drawing 2-2 in Italy and reaching the Final on away goals. Atlético Madrid lost 0-1 in Lyon but still progressed 4-3 on aggregate. The Final, in Turkey, was goalless until extra time, when José Antonio Reyes opened the scoring for Atlético in the 100th minute. Five minutes later, John Fleck equalised with the rebound from his missed penalty. Chelsea went on to win 5-3 on penalties, and Fleck afterwards reported that he rued his penalty miss, even though he scored from the rebound, his team won, and he himself scored in the penalty shootout. As for Europe’s biggest competition;[/FONT]

[QUOTE][I][FONT=Verdana]Road to the Final – Champions League[/FONT][/I]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Lucas Volman[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana]’s Real Madrid were drawn into Group F, against Bordeaux, Werder Bremen and Galatasaray. But for a goalless draw at Bordeaux, they won every game, including a 7-0 demolition of the Turks, and advanced in first place, alongside the French component of their group. They faced another French team, or at least a quasi-French one, Monaco, in the Last 16, and a 1-0 win in Monaco was followed by a 5-0 home victory which put them in the Last Eight. [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B]’s Barcelona, on the other hand, were drawn into Group B. They won their first two games in style, 7-0 over Newcastle and 6-0 over Rapid Wien. However, they then fell 1-3 at Porto. Narrower wins over Porto and Newcastle were followed by a 7-0 victory over Rapid Wien, which put Barca through in first place, ahead of Newcastle. They faced Napoli in the First Knockout Round, and a 3-1 win away was followed by a 2-1 home victory for a comprehensive 5-2 win. Next; another Italian side. Madridstas’s team beat Juventus 4-0 at home, and held on well for a 1-1 away draw to make the Semi Finals.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Real’s Quarter Final match-up saw them contend against another Spanish side, Zaragoza. A 0-0 draw away stood them in good stead for a place in the Last Four, which they achieved thanks to a 1-0 home win. They then welcomed Arsenal to the Bernabéu, winning 2-1. They managed to hold off the Arsenal attacks at the Emirates, drawing 0-0 and thus reaching the Final. Emmanuel Adebayor’s missed penalty turned out to be the crucial blow for Arsenal. Real’s Final opponents were decided when Barcelona beat Liverpool 6-1 in Spain, overcoming the 1-2 win at Anfield for [B]Mikey Twigge[/B]’s side.[/FONT]
[/QUOTE] [FONT=Verdana]After a break from tradition last year, yet again there would be a Barcelona versus Real Madrid Final. Shakhtar Donetsk’s Donbass Arena, host of some of the Euro 2012 games, hosted the match, and Barcelona were looking to get to business straight away. Lionel Messi scored the opening goal for [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B]’s side three minutes in, shooting low past Iker Casillas. He then doubled the Barcelona lead in the 18th minute, with a shot that looked to go through Casillas’s legs. However, [B]Lucas Volman[/B]’s side did grab one back before the break, with German right back Daniel Schwaab pouncing on the rebound from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s shot. Real Madrid went into the break 1-2 down, but Huntelaar himself put away their equaliser in the 52nd minute. In the end, though, it wasn’t to be, as Barcelona wrapped up their second consecutive title with a goal from Marquinhos.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]And so to conclude with Italy, where there’s a tragic tale to be told. [B]Lord Weeman[/B]’s Napoli always knew they’d have to get something at A.C. Milan in order to win the title, and they did get something. However, their 2-1 win was not enough, as they had earlier drawn goalless at Sampdoria. Inter’s three wins with a combined score of 11-0 this month gave them their fourth consecutive title. [B]Tyler Burrows[/B]’s Udinese finished fifth with three wins this month, but Fiorentina missed out on European qualification, ending up 8th. Napoli did have the chance for some silverware this season, contesting the Coppa Italia Final against Napoli.[/FONT]

[QUOTE][I][FONT=Verdana]Road to the Final – Coppa Italia[/FONT][/I]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Lord Weeman[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana]’s Napoli began their campaign in the 1st Round with a 3-1 win over Brescia. Roma followed, in the Quarter Final, and were beaten 3-1 also. The scoreline got one better in the first leg of the Semi Final, 3-0 over Fiorentina, and a 2-2 draw in Florence saw Napoli into the Final 5-2 on aggregate. Marco van Basten’s A.C. Milan also started in the 1st Round, beating Reggina 5-1. They then knocked out rivals and eventual Serie A Champions Inter, 2-1. The Semi Final drew them against Juventus, and despite a 0-1 loss in Turin, A.C. progressed 3-1 on aggregate.[/FONT]
[/QUOTE] [FONT=Verdana]Roma’s Olimpico, as always, hosted the Final, and once again there was an exciting start, with Napoli’s Slovakian midfielder Marek Hamsik slotting the ball into an open net after six minutes. However, A.C. Milan striker Alberto Paloschi levelled in the 63rd minute. An ability of either side to make the breakthrough led to extra time, where Hamsik put Napoli in front again with a header. Yet Mathieu Flamini’s 112th minute goal brought things back level. In the end, it took penalties to decide the match. Both teams scored their first three, but Napoli missed their fourth while A.C. Milan scored. Arturo de Falco, who I mentioned in that co-ownership thingy with Reggina, slotted home the winning penalty for Marco van Basten’s side.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]So, May is over. Roll on Euro 2016![/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update[/FONT][/B]
[FONT=Verdana]I think this month’s award goes to;[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Haowan Madridstas[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana], Barcelona[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]for securing both La Liga and the Champions League. A great finish to a great season for Madridstas, still winning even when the title was beyond doubt, and topping it off with a second consecutive Champions League in their eighth consecutive Final. [B]Tyler Burrows [/B]won all three games this month, and [B]Lucas Volman [/B]picked up the Copa del Rey alongside an impressive run in the league.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana] [B]Job Securities[/B][/FONT][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Rank Username Manager Club Security Days[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 1st tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal Very Secure 2885
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona Very Secure 2885
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid Very Secure 2885
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham Very Secure 2885
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli Very Secure 2885
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina Very Secure 2885
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese Very Secure 2885
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 8th fergysafc Liam Ferguson Man City 2783
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 9th JSalter James Salter Reggina 2710
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]10th mikeytwigge Mikey Twigge Palermo 2507
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]11th BenArsenal Ben Cee Inter 2502
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]12th super_lampard Super Lampard Lecce 2119
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]13th Cardiovascular Cardio Vascular Genoa 2010
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]14th Lower Leagues Rule Jonte Rhodes Lazio 1968[/FONT][/code]

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[URL="http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr222/canvey-/Football%20Manager%202009/60%20to%20One/SerieA-2-1.png?t=1276351950"][FONT=Verdana]Italian Serie A[/FONT][/URL]
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[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update – Previous Winners[/FONT][/B][code]
[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=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 13 Tim Aubel, Fulham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 13 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 13 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 13 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 13 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 13 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 13 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 14 Martin Bojangles, Aston Villa (formerly of Hull)
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 14 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 14 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 15 James Salter, Reggina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 15 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 15 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 15 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 15 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona[/FONT][/code] [B][FONT=Verdana]Top Five – Games Played[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Pos +- Username Manager Club Played[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]1st [COLOR=green]+1[/COLOR] Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona 486
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]2nd [COLOR=red]-1[/COLOR] tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal 484
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]3rd [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid 481
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]4th [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham 448
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]5th NE TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina 403[/FONT][/code]

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Good work keeping this going canvey!! :thup:

All very secure, this could go on and on and on...

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Came in here to post what Neji said really. Top work this canvey!!, such dedication to a sign up is remarkable. :thup:

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Another season survived. Very secure \o/

Keep up the hard work canvey!!

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[FONT=Verdana][I]Thanks all![/I]
[/FONT][B][FONT=Verdana]
Euro 2016 Preview[/FONT][/B]

[FONT=Verdana]We join the 60 to One commentary team in Italy for Euro 2012. The tournament kicks off in just three days’ time, but before that, we’re going to get our commentators to take a look at the teams competing.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]In [B]Group A[/B], there’s quite a divide between the top two and the bottom two nations. France and the Netherlands, ranked 4th and 5th worldwide respectively, are the obvious favourites for progression here, but to be honest, a bet on Romania wouldn’t be money thrown down the drain. However, Northern Ireland aren’t expected to fare well at all, and due to the [B]Netherlands[/B]’ usual inability to perform up to expectations, I’ll put them in second place with [B]France[/B] winning the group.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]The competition for second place is a bit more open in [B]Group B[/B]. While hosts [B]Italy [/B]are the obvious favourites to progress, and I do think they will win the group, anyone from Ukraine, Russia or Sweden could go through in second place. I’m going to plump for [B]Ukraine[/B], with Sweden finishing above Russia. However, it will be tight and very, very interesting.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Group C[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana] is a tough group, and I suppose it might come closest to what one would call a “group of death”. It is here that you will find Stuart Pearce’s England, as well as the hosts of the 2018 World Cup, Spain. They’re the slightly clearer favourites to go through, but don’t bet against Croatia. In fact, I’m not going to bet against Croatia and, given their failure to qualify for Brazil 2014, albeit under a different manager, I’m going to say that England will finish third, with [B]Spain [/B]winning the group over [B]Croatia[/B]. Poor Poland will finish last.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Another home nation is in action in [B]Group D[/B], and although I called Group C the group of death, this is probably moreso. Yes, Serbia and Scotland feature, but Serbia did very well at the last Euros, and Scotland aren’t too shabby. In the game at least. Holders [B]Portugal [/B]are bound to waltz the group and take first place, but I don’t think Germany can hold on for second. I’m going to opt for [B]Serbia [/B]to take it, with either Scotland or Germany finishing third. Yes, I know, I haven’t tipped any of the home nations to go through. Oh dear.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]The national team managers announced their squads last month, and the biggest shock for England, apparently, is the omission of 36-year-old Steven Gerrard. The oldest player is John Terry, 35, and the youngest is Aston Villa right-back Andy Stones, looking to make his fourth appearance for England. He is one of four 22-year-olds in the squad. The most valuable player is Theo Walcott, £26M, and the least is John Terry, £1.6M. As for the other squads [I]([B]* [/B]= regen)[/I];[/FONT]
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[FONT=Courier New] [B]Nation Oldest Age Youngest Age Most Valuable Value Least Valuable Value[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Italy Gianluigi Buffon 38 Arturo de Falco* 22 Alberto Aquilani £16.5M Alessandro Gamberini £275k
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Croatia Stipe Pletikosa 37 Vladimir Martinovic* 23 Luka Modric £13.25M Ivan Rajcic £-
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]France Philippe Mexès 34 Henri Saivet 25 Mamadou Sakho £27.5M Philippe Mexès £2M
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Netherlands Dirk Kuyt 35 Peter Jansen* 24 Wesley Sneijder £17.5M Dirk Kuyt £95k
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]N. Ireland Roy Carroll 38 Ronnie Campbell* 20 Jonny Evans £10M Roy Carroll £-
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Poland Marcin Wasilewski 35 Bartosz Burda* 22 Robert Lewandowski £7M Bartosz Burda* £-
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Portugal Paulo Ferreira 37 Nuno Nunes* 23 Cristiano Ronaldo £28M Nuno Nunes* £2k
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Romania Bogdan Lobont 38 Doru Lungu* 22 Stefan Radu £6M Bogdan Moldovan £-
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Russia Vyacheslav Malafeev 37 Andrey Mitin* 22 Yury Zhirkov £8.25M Anton Sosnin £190k
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Scotland Allan McGregor 34 Iain McDermott* 22 Gavin Brown* £15.25M Andy Webster £250k
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Serbia Vlada Avramov 37 Milun Karisik* 23 Milun Karisik* £13.25M Vlada Avramov £170k
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Spain Iker Casillas 35 Ramón Mendoza* 22 Francesc Fàbregas £34.5M Mikel Arteta £1.2M
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sweden Andreas Isaksson 34 Patric Cratz* 19 Martin Olsson £8M Patric Cratz* £-
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] Zlatan Ibrahimovic 34 Albin Ekdal £8M Joacim Berg* £-
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Ukraine Anatoliy Tymoschuk 37 Oleg Gomenyuk* 22 Dmytro Chygrynskyi £5.5M Anatoliy Tymoschuk £45k[/FONT][/code] [FONT=Verdana]So there’s plenty of old fogies there, and plenty of scrap players with little value. With any luck, their value will skyrocket after this tournament.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Let the games begin![/FONT]

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Scotland appear to have a player that is actually decent :D

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Update 96 and Euro 2016 Report[/FONT][/B]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Years: 8, Months: 96, Days: 2915[/FONT][/B]

[FONT=Verdana]Euro 2016 has been completed, but before we cover that, let’s take a brief look at what our managers did this month, which wasn’t very much. Germany finished atop the Sporting Play league and so got an extra Europa League place, and Greece and Italy were drawn as the other two nations to get one. So that meant that Reggina, in Serie B, would compete in Europe. They won their first match 3-0 against Zalgiris of Lithuania. The biggest win of the Second Qualifying Round First Leg was Feyenoord’s 12-0 victory over Avenir Beggen of Luxembourg, although Falkirk beat Liechtenstein’s Balzers 9-0.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Two of our leagues reset this month. [B]Tom Smith[/B]’s Arsenal are expected to haul the Premier League title, which in unsurprising given their recent dominance. Man City have been dropped to second in the bookies’ estimations, which is also not surprising given that last year, they finished five places behind the prediction of them as title winners. Tottenham are not expected to qualify for the Champions League again, but that won’t stop them trying. They are tipped to finish 6th. Leeds, Ipswich and Birmingham are expected to go down (Ipswich and Birmingham just came up). Stoke, the other promoted side, are believed to be capable of surviving in 16th place, with Hull tipped for 17th. In Italy, the papers are predicting that A.C. Milan will win their first league title for 13 years, with Inter 2nd and Napoli 3rd. Udinese are expected to drop a place to 6th, with Fiorentina 7th. Of the newly-promoted sides, only [B]Theo Stigarakis[/B]’s Empoli are expected to drop down again, in 19th place. Frosinone and Lecce are expected to survive, with Modena and Bologna favourites for the drop.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]There were also some transfers this month, mainly among Dutch, Scottish and eastern European sides. However, [B]Tyler Burrows [/B]of Udinese got involved in the action, buying Bari’s 19-year-old striker Antonio Martino for £400k and Genoa’s 18-year-old one Simone Toscano for £725k. The biggest transfer of the month was that of Kermit Erasmus, who moved from Feyenoord to sc Heerenveen for £6M. That makes me green with envy.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Okay, who wants to hear about Euro 2016, then? Me, me, me![/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Last year’s hosts Ukraine opened the tournament, playing Russia. They took the lead and held it until the 66th minute, when Alexandr Kerzhakov equalised for Russia. Just a minute later, however, and Eugene Seleznynov had the ball in the net again for a lead that Ukraine would keep. The next Group B match saw hosts Italy grab an expected victory over Sweden. Daniele de Rossi opened the scoring from the spot in the 5th minute, with Henok Goitom equalising just two minutes later. However, a Giuseppe Rossi brace, in the 10th and 14th minute, finished the match off, and nothing else happened in the remaining 75 minutes. Next up, holders Portugal took the lead against Serbia with a João Moutinho header in the 4th minute. Moutinho would go on to get sent off, but Yannick Djaló could still make it 2-0 early in the second half. Then Germany romped to a 3-0 victory over Scotland, thanks to a brace from fictional player Daniel B[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]lo[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]ß.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Group A was the third group to commence, and France got an easy and expected victory over Northern Ireland. Karim Benzema and Djamel Bakar, both stolen from Africa incidentally, put the French up 2-0 before 10 minutes had elapsed. Martin Paterson’s 52nd-minute goal was cancelled out by Bakar’s second in the 61st minute, and Yoann Gourcuff made it 4-1 ten minutes from time. Meanwhile, Ryan Babel got the Netherlands off to flying start against Romania, scoring in the 16th minute. The Dutch held that tenuous lead until half time, but Georginio Wijnaldum doubled it early into the second half for a 2-0 victory. Group C was the one you’ve all been waiting for, and England opened against Poland. Theo Walcott scored in the 30th minute and Wayne Rooney got his 31st goal for his country (in over 100 caps) with a penalty. England’s 2-0 win was bettered by Spain’s 3-0 one over Croatia. Fernando Torres, Francesc Fàbregas and regen defender Andrés all scored in the win.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Martin Paterson grabbed his second goal for Northern Ireland in their second game, when they pulled of a great 1-0 victory over Romania. They kept the scoreline down against the Netherlands, who beat them 1-0 thanks to Ryan Babel, but were eliminated in third place. Holland topped the group, having beaten France 2-0, Dirk Kuyt and Arjen Robben scoring, and France went through in second place with a 1-0 victory over Romania courtesy of Henri Saivet.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]In Group B, Italy continued their winning streak, beating Russia 2-0 and Ukraine 3-0 to qualify for the Quarter Finals in first place. Giuseppe Rossi and Daniele de Rossi both scored twice in those two games, and Ricardo Montolivo scored once. Sweden drew goalless with Ukraine, but their 2-1 victory over Russia put the Scandinavians through in second place. Markus Rosenberg scored the opener nine minutes in, but Russia were level before half time thanks to Pavel Pogrebnyak. A goal two minutes from time from Sweden’s joint-most valuable player Albin Ekdal gave them the win.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]After their thorough defeat against Germany, Scotland did manage to pick up a point against Serbia, but lost to Portugal too. Newcastle striker Gavin Brown scored against Serbia in the very first minute, but in the second half, Scotland found themselves losing due to goals from Danko Lazovic and Nemanja Vidic. John Fleck’s 75th-minute goal levelled things up. Serbia then went on to grab a second 2-2 draw, against Germany, taking a 2-0 lead with two goals in two minutes, from Danijel Aleksic and Milun Karisic, but they surrendered that lead towards the end of the second half. Germany had beaten Portugal 2-0, with yet another brace from Daniel Bloß, but the holders bounced back in the final game and, much like the opener, won 2-0 with goals from João Moutinho and Yannick Djaló.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Back to Group C, where England’s hopes took a huge dent in the form of a 1-3 loss to Spain. Croatia also won 3-1, against Poland, giving my prediction some credit. By the half-hour mark, the England vs. Spain game was settled, thanks to David Villa, Fernando Torres, Fernando Torres and Theo Walcott. In the 31st minute, Ignacio Camacho was sent off, but England couldn’t make their one-man advantage count, and nothing else happened. As for the Croatia game, Pawel Brozek opened the scoring for Poland, but goals from Eduardo, Ognjen Vukojevic and Ivica Olic allowed Croatia to steamroll to the win. However, they lost their last game. Wayne Rooney opened the scoring in the 10th minute, but Eduardo grabbed his second of the tournament in the 51st. Theo Walcott’s 84th-minute goal sent England into the Quarter Finals! Meanwhile, Bojan’s second-minute opener alongside another brace from Fernando Torres allowed Spain to beat Poland 3-0.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]In the Quarter Finals, both the Netherlands and Spain recorded standard 2-0 wins. Rafael van der Vaart and Robin van Persie had the game under control before half time with a goal each, and Sweden could offer no real resistance. Spain dumped out holders and Iberian rivals Portugal. Raúl Albiol opened the scoring in the 8th minute, and Fernando Torres grabbed his seventh goal of the tournament in the 34th minute. Italy and France were locked in a deadlock: Yoann Gourcuff put the French up in the 26th minute, but Alberto Aquilani levelled things in the 64th. It took extra time for the hosts to triumph, with Napoli Reserves’ Andrea Russotto’s goal two minutes from complete full time sending them jubilantly through. England had drawn Germany, and when they couldn’t find a breakthrough in normal or extra time, we all knew that they would go out on penalites. However, while all England players scored their penalties, Jonas Schmidt missed Germany’s second one, giving England a phenomenal and surprising 5-4 penalty win.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Up next, of course, came the Semi Finals, involving four very good teams. Well, three very good teams, and England. Giuseppe Rossi had fired Italy into a 2-0 lead before half time with his brace against Spain, or at least that’s what the Italians thought. A 45+2nd minute goal from Sergio Ramos struck a crucial blow just before the break. And then, only nine minutes into the second half, Bojan equalised for the Spaniards. Step up Salvatore Foti, who pounced on a goalmouth scramble to score Italy’s winner. Time was running out for Spain, and all hopes evaporated when Sergio Ramos, in his 101st appearance, was sent off in the 88th minute. In the England vs. Netherlands match, Rafael van der Vaart put the Dutch into an expected lead in the 22nd minute. David Wheater fouled Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in the box, allowing van der Vaart to score the penalty. But all was not over! Theo Walcott dragged England back into it in the 56th minute with a header from Andy Stones’s free kick and then fired on the rebound from James Vaughan’s shot in the 88th minute to send the nation into raptures. 2-1 was the final score.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]So, the European Championship Final. England would face hosts Italy. Who would win? 82,954 fans packed the Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, and they didn’t have to wait too long for a goal. Giampaolo Pazzini opened the scoring for Italy in the 27th minute, when he fired into an open goal. But just four minutes later, England were level, with Walcott heading home from Dan Gosling’s free kick. The match remained 1-1 to half time, and beyond. As the clock ticked down to the end of the 90 minutes, who should stand up to be counted but 23-year-old Mike Hay. Appearing in only his third game for England (he was uncapped before the tournament), the Middlesbrough player took a beautiful shot from just outside the penalty area. In the second of four minutes of added time, England had done it, and were the Euro 2016 Champions![/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Afterwards, Italy sacked Carlo Ancelotti, Portugal sacked Carlos Queiroz and hired José Mourinho, Russia sacked Rashid Rakhimov and hired Denis Kharkov, and Ukraine fired Olexiy Mikhailichenko. Australia also have a new manager, Jason Bowman, after Andrew Johnson retired having taken them into the final World Cup qualifying phase.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update[/FONT][/B]
[FONT=Verdana]Only two to choose from this month.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Tyler Burrows[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana], Udinese[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]gets the award as it is “evident” he has some sort of goalscoring plan at Udinese, bringing in two strikers this month. He competed for the award with [B]Stuart Pearce[/B], who won Euro 2016 for England, but didn’t win MOTU as he isn’t one of our managers. Well played, though.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Job Securities[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Rank Username Manager Club Security Days[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 1st tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal Very Secure 2915
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona Very Secure 2915
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid Very Secure 2915
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 4th SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham Stable 2915
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli Stable 2915
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina Stable 2915
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese Stable 2915
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 8th fergysafc Liam Ferguson Man City 2783
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 9th JSalter James Salter Reggina 2710
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]10th mikeytwigge Mikey Twigge Palermo 2507
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]11th BenArsenal Ben Cee Inter 2502
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]12th super_lampard Super Lampard Lecce 2119
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]13th Cardiovascular Cardio Vascular Genoa 2010
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]14th Lower Leagues Rule Jonte Rhodes Lazio 1968[/FONT][/code]

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Well done England.

Getting manager of the month, for signing two teenagers.... :D

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update – Previous Winners[/FONT][/B][code]
[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=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 13 Tim Aubel, Fulham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 13 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 13 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 13 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 13 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 13 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 13 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 14 Martin Bojangles, Aston Villa (formerly of Hull)
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 14 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 14 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 15 James Salter, Reggina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 15 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 15 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 15 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 15 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 16 Tyler Burrows, Udinese[/FONT][/code] [B][FONT=Verdana]Top Five – Games Won[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Pos +- Username Manager Club Won Percent Chnge[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]1st [COLOR=green]+1[/COLOR] Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona 343 (70.6%) [COLOR=green]+1.4%[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]2nd [COLOR=red]-1[/COLOR] tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal 339 (70.0%) [COLOR=blue]0.0%[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]3rd [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid 326 (67.8%) [COLOR=red]-0.7%[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]4th NE SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham 244 (54.5%) n/a
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]5th NE TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina 220 (54.6%) n/a[/FONT][/code]

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Update 97[/FONT][/B]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Years: 8, Months: 97, Days: 2946[/FONT][/B]

[FONT=Verdana]And so we enter August, with less than a month to go until the first games of the new season kick off. In the only managerial news of the month, Palermo’s Roberto Mancini took on the job of Italy manager, and although [B]Jonte Rhodes [/B]was one of four names connected with the vacant position at Palermo, that was taken by Bob Bradley.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]The other goings-on of the month were in the transfer and European arenas. However, since none of our teams enter the European competition until later, I can only really tell you about other representatives from our three nations. Reggina got through the Europa League’s second round of qualifying by beating Lithuanians Zalgiris 10-0 on aggregate, but lost on penalties to Metalurg D of Ukraine in the 3rd Qualifying Round. Villarreal, Lazio and Man City all cleared that round, beating Domzale (Slovenia) 11-0, Malmö FF (Sweden) 6-0 and Sturm Graz (Austria) 9-1 respectively. [B]dafuge[/B]'s Besiktas beat Napredak of Serbia 4-0 to progress, while [B]Phill Ewles[/B]’s Olympiakos have a 4-0 lead over dafuge’s countrymates Kayserispor in the Champions League Best Placed Second Qualifying Phase.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]And so we move on to transfers, starting in Spain. The biggest transfer of the month, so big that it came into my personal inbox, was Valencia’s £30.5M signing of Cristiano Ronaldo. He hit an average rating of 7.5 in the European Championships, although his Portugal team only reached the Quarter Finals, a rating which isn’t bad for a 31-year-old. Whether it isn’t bad for a £30.5M signing is a different matter. Our own two managers also made transfers this month. [B]Lucas Volman[/B]’s Real Madrid splashed the cash on John Obi Mikel from Lyon, £20M, and Argentine defender Diego González from Villarreal, £9.25M. They also bought that goalkeeper I’ve talked about so much, César Ruiz Díaz, from Zaragoza for £1.2M and loaned him out to Sivasspor, and Universidad LP’s Spanish goalkeeper Diego for £210k. Álvaro Arbeloa joined on a free transfer, while Tiago Luís left for Monaco in exchange for £5.25M. [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B]’s Barcelona also spent plenty of money. Atlético Madrid’s Carlos Eduardo joined for £16.75M, and Valencia’s Diogo joined for £12.75M. Madridstas also signed 34-year-old Allan McGregor from Chelsea for £6M, and Andrea Russotto from Napoli for £2.7M. Meanwhile, Rafael van der Vaart joined his fourth club in three seasons, leaving Barca for A.C. Milan for £16.25M – a £3M markup on what Madridstas paid Arsenal for him.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]There were few transfers elsewhere. In the Premier League, [B]Leo Dodge[/B]’s Tottenham bought Sulley Muntari from Man City for £7.5M while releasing 36-year-old Robbie Keane on a free transfer. They also sold Tom Huddlestone to Lyon for £3.3M. However, their rivals Arsenal remained strangely quiet, simply releasing a few players. Chief amongst these was 35-year-old Kolo Touré. In Italy, Fiorentina bought both Le Mans’ Angel Di María for £5.5M and Everton’s Kyle Naughton for £4M, and sold half of their central midfielder Antonio Palombo to Inter for £1.6M. Udinese sold Alessandro Tuia to Ascoli for £2.7M. As well as the Russotto sale, Napoli raised £325k by selling young right winger Francesco Albertini to Torino.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]So that’s that. Oh well, at least there’s something to look forward to next month.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update[/FONT][/B]
[FONT=Verdana]Although he spent a lot of money;[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Haowan Madridstas[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana], Barcelona[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]wins the award and he is clearly planning for the future, that future hopefully being another league title and another Champions League. Any of our managers who took part in the transfer window this month could have won it.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Job Securities[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Rank Username Manager Club Security Days[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 1st tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal Very Secure 2946
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona Very Secure 2946
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid Very Secure 2946
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 4th SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham Stable 2946
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli Stable 2946
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina Stable 2946
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese Stable 2946
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 8th fergysafc Liam Ferguson Man City 2783
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 9th JSalter James Salter Reggina 2710
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]10th mikeytwigge Mikey Twigge Palermo 2507
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]11th BenArsenal Ben Cee Inter 2502
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]12th super_lampard Super Lampard Lecce 2119
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]13th Cardiovascular Cardio Vascular Genoa 2010
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]14th Lower Leagues Rule Jonte Rhodes Lazio 1968[/FONT][/code]

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Hmm a lot of stability, and almost a new job for Jonte 1000 days after he lost his own job.

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Yet another Serie A title :cool: Unlucky Weeman

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update – Previous Winners[/FONT][/B][code]
[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=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 13 Tim Aubel, Fulham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 13 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 13 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 13 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 13 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 13 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 13 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 14 Martin Bojangles, Aston Villa (formerly of Hull)
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 14 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 14 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 15 James Salter, Reggina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 15 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 15 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 15 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 15 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 16 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona[/FONT][/code] [B][FONT=Verdana]Top Five – Games Drawn[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Pos +- Username Manager Club Drawn Percent Chnge[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]1st [COLOR=green]+1[/COLOR] SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham 96 (21.4%) [COLOR=green]+1.1%[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]2nd [COLOR=green]+2[/COLOR] Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid 90 (18.7%) [COLOR=green]+0.9%[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]3rd NE weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli 88 (23.9%) n/a
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]4th [COLOR=red]-1[/COLOR] tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal 85 (17.6%) [COLOR=red]-0.5%[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]5th NE Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona 83 (17.1%) n/a[/FONT][/code] [B][FONT=Verdana]Lifespan – 2 to 5 Years[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B] Pos Username Manager Club Days[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]15th [/FONT][FONT=Courier New]hasdgfas Tim Aubel Fulham 1705
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]16th ~Ian~ Bryan McGuinness Everton 1701
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]17th rancer890 Ricky Nakano Middlesbro 1614
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]18th ssestig Theo Stigarakis Catania 1405
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]19th bermybhoy bermybhoy Atalanta 1320
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - IlikeJellybeans Jellybean Man Numancia 1320
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]21st m1234566778 Maz Armley Racing 1288
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]22nd el sid Cool Manager At. Madrid 1263
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]23rd spartans5 Lawrence Lazewski Valencia 1259
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]24th Greasy Chip Butty Andy Morton Sporting 1244
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]25th Martin_ Martin Bojangles Hull 1241
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]26th clrkaitken Clark Aitken Roma 1237
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]27th Waghlon Lars Tommersen Villarreal 1230
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]28th Walcott’s Wonderkids Brucie Bonus West Brom 1210
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]29th Almondo Arnold J. Rimmer Bolton 1208
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]30th Neji Neji Hyuuga Deportivo 999
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]31st Jack Rudd Lisa Jeffries Juventus 925
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]32nd pnefc22 Wobill Luman Betis 889
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]33rd AtilasMiserly Will de Mote A.C. Milan 882
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]34th JoeLatics Joe Gleeson Espanyol 873
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Blanco Cristobal Blanco Recreativo 873
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]36th ian_1982 Maurice Jobson Man United 852
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]37th Ridleys James Ridley Siena 843[/FONT][/code] [B][FONT=Verdana]Lifespan – 1 to 2 Years[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B] Pos Username Manager Club Days[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]38th conners Sirus Lannock Málaga 628
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]39th MikaelS Mikael Schøler Bologna 613
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]40th Swafe Saul Goode Osasuna 551
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]41st hamilton162 Tom Hamilton Mallorca 509
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]42nd kashmirshazad Shazad Ali Newcastle 508
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]43rd DiscoStu94 Da Hoover Man Sampdoria 501
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - ScottT! Scott Tysoe Sunderland 501
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]45th canvey!! Fréderico Canvey Stoke 476[/FONT][/code] [B][FONT=Verdana]Lifespan – Less than 1 Year[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B] Pos Username Manager Club Days[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]46th corinthiano Mathias Brunckhorst Chievo 327
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Neilio Neilio Almería 327
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]48th Robert_296 Robert Boyle Blackburn 326
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]49th brettney1980 Brettney Joven Wigan 320
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]50th TigerJoe Joe Seddon Getafe 271
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]51st jack.browne Jack Browne Sevilla 250
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]52nd NepentheZ Neppo Monster Cagliari 236
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - dafuge dafuge Torino 236
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]54th KiddingChoc Zach Machios Portsmouth 235
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Whoopy D Whoopy D West Ham 235
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]56th d-machine David Machine Athletic 229
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]57th PaulHartman71 Jeremy English Liverpool 204
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]58th Chimpos Phill Ewles Valladolid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - tadr Andre da Conceiçao Chelsea
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - markcator3006 Mark Cator Aston Villa[/FONT][/code]

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[quote name='canvey!!'][B][FONT=Verdana]Lifespan – Less than 1 Year[/FONT][/B][/QUOTE]

I don't enjoy these constant reminders :(

At least I'm managing in the Champions League though :cool:

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Gah! Missed out on both the FA Cup and Champions League, but the dominance in the Premiership makes up for that. I hope this season we can bring in a great haul of trophies! Also great to see me sitting pretty with a 'very secure' job security rating. Perhaps I may have just jinxed myself...

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Update 98[/FONT][/B]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Years: 8, Months: 98, Days: 2977[/FONT][/B]

[FONT=Verdana]So, the season has begun and our managers are settling in for their ninth year of management. Next month, they’ll hit the 3000 days in management mark, and the month after that, they’ll hit the 100 months in management mark. Let’s examine their performances in the month of August, starting with the English Premier League.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Tom Smith[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana]’s Arsenal, along with [B]Mikey Twigge[/B]’s Liverpool and [B]Scott Tysoe[/B]’s Everton, have captured maximum points from the first three games of the season. They beat West Ham, Hull and Stoke to get their season under way comfortable. However, a trip to nearby Wembley for the Community Shield turned into a disaster as [B]Martin Bojangles[/B]’s Aston Villa thumped the Gunners 3-0. [B]Leo Dodge[/B]’s Tottenham didn’t manage those nine points, losing away to Sunderland, but they beat both Blackburn and Middlesbrough this month, as well as qualifying for the Champions League group stages by beating Dortmund 5-0 on aggregate.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]The season is also underway in Spain, where our two managers won. Real Madrid beat Hércules 1-0, and Barcelona beat Racing 3-1, yet [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B]’s side fell powerless against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup. A John Fleck hattrick secured the Pensioners a 3-1 win. But Barca did triumph in the Spanish Super Cup, with a 3-0 home victory over Real following a 2-2 draw at the Bernabéu. The other big news in Spain was transfer-related: Real Madrid bought Man United’s Sofiane Feghouli for a whopping £22M, and Barcelona bought from the other half of Manchester: taking Kaká off Man City’s hands for £8.25M. Madridstas also raised £1.5M from the sale of two players.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]England was quite quiet on the transfer front. Arsenal sold young midfielder Chris Bailey to [B]Tim Aubel[/B]’s Portsmouth for £4M but made no incoming transfers. [B]Lord Weeman [/B]at Napoli worked the markets for a bit, selling Takayuki Morimoto to Inter for £21M, and buying Leverkusen’s Lars Bender for £11M and Everton’s Victor Moses for £2.9M. [B]Ben Taylor[/B]’s Fiorentina made just over £10M, selling Simone Pepe to Sampdoria for £2.3M and Benito Nicolas Viola to Middlesbrough for £8M. At Udinese, [B]Tyler Burrows[/B] bought Torino’s Facundo Zampa for £3.9M, and Inter’s Ivan Radovanovic for £3.2M, and sold Diego to Torino for £1.5M, young attacking midfielder Antonio Di Pasquale to Pisa for £575k, and Magnus Troest to Sporting for £3.4M.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Results-wise in Italy, Udinese currently top the table, although it is only after one game. They beat Sampdoria 4-1 in their opener, and also got into the Europa League group stages by beating Fehérvár of Hungary 9-0 on aggregate. Meanwhile, Fiorentina beat Juventus 2-1 and Napoli drew 1-1 with Lazio. Inter beat A.C. Milan 1-0 to claim the Italian Super Cup.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]So that’s that! There are a couple of milestones coming up, and the managers want to be sticking in their job for those![/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update[/FONT][/B]
[FONT=Verdana]This month’s award goes to;[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Tyler Burrows[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana], Udinese[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]rather fortunately, I must admit. He started his season with a good strong win, and got through a round of European football. Meanwhile, he is evidently tinkering away to put together a good squad this season. [B]Tom Smith[/B] would have been a shoe-in for this award: a good start to the season, a neat transfer profit, but there was an aberration in the form of a 0-3 Community Shield defeat. [B]Ben Taylor[/B], who won his first game and made a transfer profit, was also under consideration.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Job Securities[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Rank Username Manager Club Security Days[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 1st tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal Very Secure 2977
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona Very Secure 2977
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid Very Secure 2977
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 4th SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham Stable 2977
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli Stable 2977
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina Stable 2977
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese Stable 2977
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 8th fergysafc Liam Ferguson Man City 2783
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 9th JSalter James Salter Reggina 2710
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]10th mikeytwigge Mikey Twigge Palermo 2507
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]11th BenArsenal Ben Cee Inter 2502
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]12th super_lampard Super Lampard Lecce 2119
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]13th Cardiovascular Cardio Vascular Genoa 2010
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]14th Lower Leagues Rule Jonte Rhodes Lazio 1968[/FONT][/code]

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Great job this is still going,
and how old are Kaka and Diego now?

kutgw!

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Haowan is performing much too well for my liking. :( ;)

It's amazing that you can still keep it running! Kutgw [B]canvey!![/B] !

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[FONT=Verdana][I]It's amazing that you two are still here! I thought I lost you both ages ago! Kaká is 34 and still going strong, and Diego Ribas da Cunha? He is currently playing for Torino at the age of 31.

Can I ask you two to post more often just so I know you're still here?
[/I][/FONT][B][FONT=Verdana]
Manager of the Update – Previous Winners[/FONT][/B][code]
[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=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 13 Tim Aubel, Fulham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 13 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 13 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 13 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 13 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 13 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 13 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 14 Martin Bojangles, Aston Villa (formerly of Hull)
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 14 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 14 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 15 James Salter, Reggina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 15 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 15 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 15 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 15 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 16 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 16 Tyler Burrows, Udinese[/FONT][/code] [B][FONT=Verdana]Top Five – Games Lost[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Pos +- Username Manager Club Lost Percent Chnge[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]1st [COLOR=green]+3[/COLOR] TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina 110 (27.2%) [COLOR=green]-0.9%[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]2nd [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham 109 (24.1%) [COLOR=green]-0.9%[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - [COLOR=green]+1[/COLOR] PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese 109 (27.6%) [COLOR=green]-0.2%[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]4th [COLOR=green]+1[/COLOR] weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli 84 (22.8%) [COLOR=green]-1.5%[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]5th NE Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid 66 (13.6%) n/a[/FONT][/code]

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Yeah i'm sorry that I havent posted much recently but i changed schools this year and don't really go on the internet that much.
I will try to get the occasional post in though.
Can i also ask are there any stand out stats for my manager now?
KUTGW

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[FONT=Verdana][I]Madridstas stats: Attacking (Coaching) 20, Man Management 20, Determination 20; Mental (Coaching) 16; Defending (Coaching) 15, Technical (Coaching) 15, Level of Discipline 15.[/I]
[/FONT][B][FONT=Verdana]
Update 99[/FONT][/B]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Years: 8, Months: 99, Days: 3007[/FONT][/B]

[FONT=Verdana]So, the new season has really gotten underway, and our managers have also reached the 3000 days mark in football management. There were no sackings this month, obviously – it would be silly to sack your manager so soon, but there was of course plenty of action on the domestic, continental and international stages. By the way, seeing as the number of days completed by the manager ends with ‘007’, I hope that this update has license to thrill.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Let’s start with Spain, shall we? La Liga is under way, and while both of our managers are doing well, they have both dropped five points each. [B]Lucas Volman[/B]’s Real Madrid beat Recreativo and Villarreal this month but lost to Athletic Bilbao and drew with Sevilla. [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B]’s Barcelona beat Villarreal and Valencia, both 3-2, but lost to Deportivo and also drew with Sevilla. Despite these two good results against the Big Two, [B]Maz Armley[/B]’s team are in 16th place, having put together a run of four consecutive 0-0 draws before themselves losing to Athletic, 0-1. Given that their final two games of last season were 0-0 draws also, that’s a string of six consecutive 0-0 draws. There’s a record in there somewhere, I’m sure.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]In Italy, two of our teams are in the Top Four. And neither of them are the one you might imagine; the one that challenged for the title last season. [B]Ben Taylor[/B]’s Fiorentina are in 3rd place, and [B]Tyler Burrows[/B]’s Udinese are 4th. This month, Fiorentina beat Palermo, Bologna and Genoa, but lost to fifth-placed Roma, while Udinese beat Parma and Frosinone, but lost to A.C. Milan and Lecce. [B]Lord Weeman[/B]’s Napoli struggled, with losses to both Milan teams, a draw against Sampdoria and a narrow win against Genoa. However, with some of the more difficult ties out of the way, Weeman’s side are surely going to be climbing in the coming weeks and months.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]The 2016-17 European expeditions started this month, and the Champions League will be our first focus. Four out of our five entrants top their groups at this early stage. [B]Tom Smith[/B]’s Arsenal beat Shakhtar Donestk 2-0 at the Emirates and FC København 3-1 in Denmark to achieve this early lead. Their next game comes against Hamburger SV. [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B]’s Barcelona won 3-1 at home to Panathinaikos, and though they drew 1-1 at Benfica, they lead Olympique de Marseille on four points due to a better European coefficient. They travel to France next. [B]Leo Dodge[/B]’s Tottenham won both their games, 3-1 away to Rangers and 3-0 at home to Austria Wien (Porto are also in their group), and Real Madrid lead their Group after a 2-0 victory at St Etienne and a 3-0 one hosting Galatasaray. Their toughest tie is yet to come, and they host Iberian neighbours Sporting CP before the away game to the Portuguese. As for Napoli, they lost their first game 0-2 at Anfield, but showed no signs of a hangover as they beat visitors Red Star Belgrade 5-0. They need still play away to Ajax, however. Other Champions League group toppers are Inter, A.C. Milan and Bayern Munich. As for the Europa League, Udinese are our only competitors, and they top their group, having opened with wins against Levadia and Fenerbahçe. Next they host CFR Cluj.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Over in England, it’s the usual suspects at the top of the league again. [B]Tom Smith[/B]’s Arsenal have 16 points after six games, having dropped two points this month with a 2-2 draw at Saint Andrew’s. Their wins this month came against Newcastle and Man City. They also played Dave Jones’s Fulham this month in the Carling Cup Third Round, beating the Cottagers 1-0. The next round sees the Gunners drawn against Newcastle. As for [B]Leo Dodge[/B]’s Tottenham, they are third and on 13 points. They beat visitors Man United 3-1 and won 2-1 at Craven Cottage, drawing at Villa Park against [B]Martin Bojangles[/B]’s cup- and Community Shield-winners, who are currently second. So it was a good month league-wise for Spurs, but they fell out of the Carling Cup at the first hurdle as [B]James Ridley[/B]’s Crystal Palace, 2nd in the Championship, beat them 4-2 at Selhurst Park. Huddersfield lead the Championship, by the way, which is good for them, as this is their sixth season in the league after promotion from League One. The Eagles don’t look to be getting any further, however, with a trip to Stamford Bridge in the Fourth Round. Other ties involving our former managers: Birmingham vs. Middlesbrough, Aston Villa vs. Sunderland, Blackburn vs. Liverpool and Portsmouth vs. Bolton.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]I did of course mention international football, as that took place this month, with European teams beginning their qualification campaign for the 2018 World Cup in Spain. As far as the home nations go; Northern Ireland beat Greece 2-0 at home, England got a convincing 4-0 Wembley victory over Switzerland, Scotland beat Armenia 2-0, the Republic of Ireland won 3-0 in Astana, and their groupmates [B]Saul Goode[/B]’s Wales could only beat visitors Liechtenstein 1-0. There are more matches next month, when England take on FYR Macedonia, Northern Ireland take on France, Scotland and Wales both travel to Central Europe with ties against Slovenia and the Czech Republic respectively, and Ireland get their turn to host Liechtenstein.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]So, the 100 month anniversary approaches. In Polish they wish happy birthday by saying ‘sto lat’, equivalent to ‘May you live another 100 years’. So, ‘sto lat’ to this sign-up, I guess. May it live another 100 updates. Hopefully they’ll be short and easy-to-write updates. Until Update 100, I bid you good fortune![/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update[/FONT][/B]
[FONT=Verdana]There’s really only one viable candidate for this.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Tom Smith[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana], Arsenal[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]wins the update as the only manager not to lose a game. He won two out of his three league games, as well as both Champions League games and his Carling Cup game. [B]Leo Dodge[/B] was the other manager who didn’t lose a league game, but he did lose his Carling Cup game.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Job Securities[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Rank Username Manager Club Security Days[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 1st tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal Very Secure 3007
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona Very Secure 3007
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid Very Secure 3007
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 4th SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham Stable 3007
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli Stable 3007
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina Stable 3007
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese Stable 3007
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 8th fergysafc Liam Ferguson Man City 2783
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 9th JSalter James Salter Reggina 2710
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]10th mikeytwigge Mikey Twigge Palermo 2507
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]11th BenArsenal Ben Cee Inter 2502
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]12th super_lampard Super Lampard Lecce 2119
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]13th Cardiovascular Cardio Vascular Genoa 2010
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]14th Lower Leagues Rule Jonte Rhodes Lazio 1968[/FONT][/code]

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Still going good at Inter, with another Italian Super Cup winner medal added :cool:

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[quote name='el sid']Still going good at Inter, with another Italian Super Cup winner medal added :cool:[/QUOTE]

You won it with my squad. :D

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update – Previous Winners[/FONT][/B][code]
[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=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 13 Tim Aubel, Fulham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 13 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 13 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 13 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 13 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 13 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 13 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 14 Martin Bojangles, Aston Villa (formerly of Hull)
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 14 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 14 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 15 James Salter, Reggina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 15 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 15 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 15 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 15 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 16 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 16 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal[/FONT][/code] [B][FONT=Verdana]Top Five – Goals Scored[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Pos +- Username Manager Club Goals (Pr/G) Chnge[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]1st [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona 1187 (2.39) [COLOR=green]+0.04[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]2nd [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal 1104 (2.23) [COLOR=blue]0.00[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]3rd [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid 1000 (2.04) [COLOR=red]-0.01[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]4th [COLOR=green]+1[/COLOR] SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham 831 (1.81) [COLOR=green]+0.03[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]5th NE TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina 712 (1.75) n/a[/FONT][/code]

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Update 100[/FONT][/B]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Years: 8, Months: 100, Days: 3038[/FONT][/B]

[FONT=Verdana]So, we’ve finally arrived at Update 100. 99 updates ago, we had 60 managers (we had 3 sign-up runners, too). Now we have just seven. These managers are so experienced, and have outlasted the competition by so long, that even fifty updates ago, we only had seventeen managers. In another fifty updates, will we have any?[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]While we’re getting all nostalgic about the 53 who have left the process, let me update you on a couple of them. Coventry sacked Chris Coleman this month, after 3171 days in the job, and his replacement was to be [B]Neppo Monster[/B]. Monster lasted only 236 days at Cagliari, and at his last job, Bolton, he lasted 326 days. Perhaps this is his chance to break the year barrier. Meanwhile, one of our veteran second-club managers, that is, one who has enjoyed more success with his second club than his original, [B]Robert Boyle[/B], was fired from Newcastle with the team in 17th place in the Premier League (one place above Boyle’s original Blackburn, incidentally). Boyle had lasted an immense 2127 days at Newcastle, a record that may not be surpassed by any of our other managers at their post-60 to One clubs. To put that into context, that score would have put him in 12th place. Instead, he finished 48th.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Anyway, that’s enough about former managers. Let’s concentrate on some of our incumbents. First of all, the incumbents in Italy. All of our managers are doing well there, and they are all in the top six. [B]Tyler Burrows[/B]’s Udinese are the best of our three teams, sitting in a very welcome 3rd place. They are, however, seven points behind leaders A.C. Milan. This month, the Andorran manager guided his team to four wins from their five games, including a 4-0 win over Bologna. Unfortunately, the fifth game was a 1-3 defeat to [B]Mikael Schøler[/B]’s Juventus. Udinese also beat CFR Cluj 3-0 in the Europa League. In 4th place are [B]Ben Taylor[/B]’s Fiorentina, level with Udinese on points but behind on goal difference. They started the month poorly, losing to Inter and Napoli, but bounced back with wins over Atalanta, Modena and Brescia. Finally, in 6th place, are [B]Lord Weeman[/B]’s Napoli. They climbed nine places to get there, but did not have a spotless month. It started well, with a 4-0 victory over Modena and a 3-0 one over Fiorentina, but they struggled away at Parma and lost 1-2, before beating both Lecce and Atalanta. They also beat Ajax 3-0 in the Champions League.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]In England, [B]Leo Dodge[/B]’s Tottenham fell a couple of places due to two defeats this month. Portsmouth and Ipswich beat them, before Spurs beat West Ham and Everton, two teams for whom [B]Scott Tysoe [/B]has either worked or is working. The London club also grabbed a very laudable 2-1 win at Estádio de Dragão, the home of Porto, in the Champions League. As for Tottenham’s North London rivals, [B]Tom Smith[/B]’s Arsenal,they lost this month, at Stamford Bridge, but got wins over Liverpool, Portsmouth and Leeds. They also annihilated Hamburger SV 10-0 in the Champions League, a match in which Croatian striker Eduardo scored four goals, in two pairs each two minutes apart. That’s the biggest win ever in the Champions League.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]October also saw yet another international break, so let’s see how the home nations did. England beat FYR Macedonia 3-0 at Wembley, before travelling to the Ukraine and drawing goalless. Northern Ireland achieved a very credible 1-1 home draw with France, and won 3-0 in San Marino. Scotland could only draw in Slovenia, 1-1, but they beat visitors Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-1. And in Group 6, Ireland beat Liechtenstein 3-0 while [B]Saul Goode[/B]’s Wales lost 1-3 to the Czech Republic. In the next game, it was Wales’ turn to win 3-0, hosting Kazakhstan, while Ireland drew goalless in Warsaw.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Back to domestic football now, with a trip to Spain. Atlético Madrid lead La Liga, but our two managers are both hot on their heels. Cross-city rivals Real Madrid, managed by [B]Lucas Volman[/B], are in second place, having won three from four this month. They beat Racing, Sporting and Deportivo, but lost 1-2 away to a resilient [B]Ben Cee[/B]’s Valencia. They did, however, beat Sporting CP 4-1 in the Champions League and Vecindario 3-1 in the Copa del Rey. As for [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B]’s Barcelona, they also lost, and quite embarrassingly too, 0-5 away to Real Sociedad. They did win over leaders Atlético, though, and beat Eibar 2-1 away in the Copa del Rey. Unfortunately, their embarrassment against Real Sociedad was one of two losses this month, the second coming at the Stade Vélodrome, where Olympique de Marseille beat the Spaniards 1-0.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Congratulations to all the managers who have now managed for 100 months. 100 months from now it will be February 2025, and any managers still standing will have been managing for 16 years: longer than Arsène Wenger at Arsenal, and not too far behind Sir Alex Ferguson at Man United. But will there be any standing then?[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update[/FONT][/B]
[FONT=Verdana]Everyone lost a game this month, so it’ll have to be;[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Tom Smith[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana], Arsenal[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]for losing a game only to a big team with a reputation for a strong home record, and for also thrashing European opponents 10-0. Good European opponents too.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Job Securities[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Rank Username Manager Club Security Days[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 1st tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal Very Secure 3038
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid Very Secure 3038
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 3rd Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona Secure 3038
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 4th SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham Stable 3038
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli Stable 3038
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina Stable 3038
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese Stable 3038
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 8th fergysafc Liam Ferguson Man City 2783
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 9th JSalter James Salter Reggina 2710
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]10th mikeytwigge Mikey Twigge Palermo 2507
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]11th BenArsenal Ben Cee Inter 2502
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]12th super_lampard Super Lampard Lecce 2119
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]13th Cardiovascular Cardio Vascular Genoa 2010
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]14th Lower Leagues Rule Jonte Rhodes Lazio 1968[/FONT][/code]

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I'm not in this, and never was, but congratulations on hitting 100 updates :thup: has been pretty interesting to follow, even as an outsider.

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Great month for Andorra's finest. Some-more stability would be welcome however.

Congrats on the 100 Canvey!! a brilliant sign-up is only getting better.

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100 :cool:

I think its about time we started predicting the final three. Would be Smith, Volman and Madridstas imo

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[FONT=Verdana][I]Thanks all, especially Saito - good to know I've picked up some followers [noparse]:)[/noparse].[/I]
[/FONT][B][FONT=Verdana]
Manager of the Update – Previous Winners[/FONT][/B][code]
[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=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 13 Tim Aubel, Fulham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 13 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 13 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 13 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 13 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 13 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 13 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 14 Martin Bojangles, Aston Villa (formerly of Hull)
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 14 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 14 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 15 James Salter, Reggina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 15 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 15 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 15 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 15 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 16 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 16 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal[/FONT][/code] [B][FONT=Verdana]Top Five – Goals Conceded[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Pos +- Username Manager Club Goals (Pr/G) Chnge[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]1st [COLOR=green]+1[/COLOR] SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham 476 (1.03) [COLOR=blue]0.00[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]2nd [COLOR=green]+3[/COLOR] TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina 453 (1.10) [COLOR=red]+0.05[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]3rd [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal 441 (0.88) [COLOR=green]-0.03[/COLOR]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]4th NE Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona 375 (0.75) n/a
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]5th NE PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese 371 (0.91) n/a[/FONT][/code]

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Update 101[/FONT][/B]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Years: 8, Months: 101, Days: 3068[/FONT][/B]

[FONT=Verdana]That time has come again, the time to open the first window of the advent calendars! Before our managers do that, though, let’s scrutinise their performances in November and laugh at their incompetence.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]We’ll start in Italy, where A.C. Milan continue their campaign to end Inter’s dominance. [B]Cool Manager[/B]’s side have won Serie A for five out of the last six years, and their cross-city rivals haven’t won it since 2004. But Marco van Basten’s side now hold an eleven-point lead at the top, and that will surely have Manager quaking in his boots. Does he wear boots? Below those top two, our three managers come consecutively. [B]Lord Weeman [/B]has his Napoli team in 3rd place, having won three from four in November, but only drawing at 17th-placed Frosinone. One point further back are Udinese, managed by Andorran [B]Tyler Burrows[/B]. This month, they suffered, going down 0-3 at home to Inter in the opening game, and only picking up five points from the next three. And a further one point back are [B]Ben Taylor[/B]’s Fiorentina, who drew all four games this month. November also saw the Coppa Italia First Round, where Napoli beat Palermo 4-0 and Fiorentina beat Parma 3-0. Udinese play Torino next month.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]In England, Arsenal have opened up a four-point lead at the top of the Premier League, and despite a loss, they won’t be too disappointed with this month’s performance, in the league at least. They beat Blackburn 3-1 before matching that scoreline away to Sunderland. They then hosted [B]Arnold J. Rimmer[/B]’sMiddlesbrough, beating them 3-0, but fell 2-4 to [B]Martin Bojangles[/B]’s Aston Villa. Simon Vukcevic’s two goals aided Villa’s clinical win, and it continues their run of victories over Arsenal, but [B]Tom Smith [/B]shouldn’t lament: Villa are in good form right now and the four-point gap over second-placed Liverpool still remains. However, what may be cause for concern is their Carling Cup home defeat in the Fourth Round. Newcastle, under new manager Carlos Queiroz, beat the Gunners 2-1 at the Emirates. However, they couldn’t beat [B]Leo Dodge[/B]’s Tottenham when the Londoners travelled to St James’ Park. That match ended goalless, two of five points dropped by Spurs this month. The other three came at the Circle, when Hull beat them 2-1, but Dodge and his team did get victories over Stoke and Birmingham.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]As for the European stage, there was plenty of action this month. In the Champions League, two sets of games were played this month. [B]Tom Smith[/B]’s Arsenal grabbed a sloppy 5-3 win in Hamburg before getting a 2-1 one in Donetsk. That qualifies them for the knockout stages as group champions, and that is yet to play the easiest match of the group: at home to FC København. [B]Leo Dodge[/B]’s Tottenham also made it into the next round, playing two home games this month and winning them both by three-goal margins. First, they beat Portuguese team Porto 4-1, and then beat Rangers 3-0. In three of the groups, both qualifying teams have already been decided. Valencia and A.C. Milan ousted Celtic and Club Brugge, Napoli and Liverpool knocked out Ajax and Red Star Belgrade, and Real Madrid and Sporting CP eliminated Galatasary and St Etienne. This month, [B]Lord Weeman[/B]’s Napoli won 1-0 in Amsterdam and drew 1-1 with visitors Liverpool, and [B]Lucas Volman[/B]’s Real Madrid drew at Sporting CP but beat St Etienne 4-0 at home. In fact, the only one of our sides not to have qualified is Barcelona. They sit behind Marseille in their group, in second place, and suffered a torrid month. While they beat the French team 2-1, they lost 0-1 away to Panathanaikos, but they should qualify given that next they face bottom-placed Benfica.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]As for those two clubs’ league performances, Barcelona are again the team slipping behind. Zaragoza now lead La Liga, and [B]Lucas Volman[/B]’s Real Madrid are in second place. This month, Madrid dropped points in the form of a goalless draw at home to Betis. But they did win 2-1 at the home of cross-city rivals Atlético Madrid, and beat comfortably Real Sociedad and Elche. They also thrashed Vecindario, which sounds like a Harry Potter spell, 9-0, to secure a 12-1 passage to the Copa del Rey Fifth Round and a tie against Getafe. Barcelona also drew goalless with Betis, and with Alavés, though they beat Mallorca and Getafe. They also beat Eibar 4-0 to secure a 6-1 aggregate victory, sending them through to a double-legged tie against Athletic Bilbao. In between those two legs is a match against Athletic Bilbao.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]We mentioned the Champions League earlier on. The Europa League also took place this month, and our competitior, [B]Tyler Burrows[/B]’s Udinese, won both games 3-0. CFR Cluj came to play at Friuli and offered no resistance, and Estonians Levadia also offered no resistance in hosting the Italians. Even though each team has only played either four or five matches, many of the qualifiers for the next round are already determined. Aston Villa, Olympiakos, Standard Liege, Spartak Moscow, Atlético Madrid, AZ Alkmaar, PSV Eindhoven, Man United, Lazio, Getafe, Besiktas, Udinese, Fenerbahçe, Villarreal, Lyon and Man City are already guaranteed to be playing in the Round of 32. That leaves just eight places to be grabbed by group runners-up. In other cup news, the draw has been made for the FA Cup 3rd Round. Arsenal face a trip to Premiership side Ipswich, while Tottenham will be hosted by Gillingham. Liverpool versus Stoke and Chelsea versus Middlesbrough are the two other all-Premier League match-ups.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update[/FONT][/B]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Lord Weeman[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana], Napoli[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]gets my vote this month. He won three out of four league games, drawing the fourth, and thrashed Palermo 4-0 in the Coppa Italia, all while securing qualification from his Champions League group. He was pushed for this award by [B]Lucas Volman[/B], who performed much the same in Spain, but Weeman won it by a hair’s breadth.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Job Securities[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Rank Username Manager Club Security Days[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 1st tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal Very Secure 3068
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid Very Secure 3068
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona Very Secure 3068
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 4th PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese Secure 3068
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 5th SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham Stable 3068
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli Stable 3068
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina Stable 3068
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 8th fergysafc Liam Ferguson Man City 2783
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 9th JSalter James Salter Reggina 2710
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]10th mikeytwigge Mikey Twigge Palermo 2507
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]11th BenArsenal Ben Cee Inter 2502
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]12th super_lampard Super Lampard Lecce 2119
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]13th Cardiovascular Cardio Vascular Genoa 2010
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]14th Lower Leagues Rule Jonte Rhodes Lazio 1968[/FONT][/code]

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Oh dear AC Milan leading Serie A :(

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Been a while since I last looked in here.

Good work canvey on the continuing quality of the updates, good reads as always.

8 years in and 7 managers remain - that sounds pretty good / better compared to real life I would bet if you looked at the 60 clubs that were featured at the start of the sign up.

Will be interesting to see who makes the final 3 - I can imagine the winner may take a while yet from here though lol :D

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[FONT=Verdana][I]Thanks WW, and that would be a good idea. In England, I think the RL proportion is about right; you do get those managers that last for a good long while, like Wenger and Ferguson. In Spain, there's surely no way that Barcelona and Real Madrid would keep the same managers for eight years. I can't vouch for Italy, though.[/I]
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Manager of the Update – Previous Winners[/FONT][/B][code]
[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=Courier New]Apr 11 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 11 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 11 Super Lampard, Lecce
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 11 Mark Cator, Aston Villa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 11 Bryan McGuiness, Everton
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 11 Brucie Bonus, West Brom
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 11 Cool Manager, Atlético Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 11 Lawrence Lazewski, Valencia
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 12 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 12 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 12 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 12 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 12 Cardio Vascular, Genoa
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 12 Ricky Nakano, Middlesbrough
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 12 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 12 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 12 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 13 Tim Aubel, Fulham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 13 Ben Cee, Inter
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 13 Jonte Rhodes, Lazio
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 13 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 13 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 13 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 13 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 13 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 13 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 14 Mikey Twigge, Palermo
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 14 Martin Bojangles, Aston Villa (formerly of Hull)
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 14 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 14 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 14 Liam Ferguson, Man City
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 14 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 14 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 15 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 15 James Salter, Reggina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 15 Ben Taylor, Fiorentina
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 15 Leo Dodge, Tottenham
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 15 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 15 Lucas Volman, Real Madrid
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 15 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Dec 15 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jan 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Feb 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Mar 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Apr 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]May 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jun 16 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Jul 16 Haowan Madridstas, Barcelona
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Aug 16 Tyler Burrows, Udinese
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Sep 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Oct 16 Tom Smith, Arsenal
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]Nov 16 Lord Weeman, Napoli[/FONT][/code]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Top Five – Goal Difference[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Pos +- Username Manager Club Goal Diff[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]1st [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona +830
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]2nd [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal +687
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]3rd [COLOR=blue]0[/COLOR] Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid +680
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]4th [COLOR=green]+1[/COLOR] SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham +373
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]5th NE PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese +325[/FONT][/code]

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Secure after some great performances in Europe, The normal November drop in form occured just on time though :(

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[B][FONT=Verdana]Update 102[/FONT][/B]
[B][FONT=Verdana]Years: 8, Months: 102, Days: 3099[/FONT][/B]

[FONT=Verdana]We are celebrating the coming of 2017 after a fun-filled December 2016. There were many hirings and firings this month, but our stalwart gang of seven managers remains intact. That’s not to say that a few well-established names didn’t go, but we’ll come onto that in due course.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]First we’ll tackle Spain, and as it has actually been a long time since I wrote the last update, I can’t tell you that Team A has fallen off the pace, as I don’t know what the pace is. But I can tell you that [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B]’s Barcelona are rather behind, in 5th place. They could only rustle up three consecutive draws this month, 0-0 against Recreativo, and 2-2 against both Málaga and Zaragoza. But the Champions League holders did travel to Tunisia to play the Club World Championship, overcoming South Korea’s Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 3-0 before beating D.C. United 2-0 in the Final. They also beat Benfica 5-2, and qualify in second place from their Champions League group, behind Marseille. As for our other team in Spain, they lead La Liga by four points. [B]Lucas Volman[/B]’s Real Madrid beat Getafe 5-0, before recording more modest victories over Mallorca and Alavés. Speaking of Alavés, they appointed a new manager this month. After the incumbent [B]Neilio [/B]was snapped up by Ipswich (who in turn had lost their manager to another club), [B]Fréderico Canvey[/B] was chosen to guide the team forward. The 43-year-old is looking to improve on rather poor spells with Stoke and Valladolid.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]In Italy, A.C. Milan continue their assault on Inter’s Scudetto, and have now amassed a 14-point lead over [B]Cool Manager[/B]’s side. Joint on points with Inter are [B]Tyler Burrows[/B]’s Udinese, who won three out of three this month. They beat Empoli and Brescia 2-0, and Mantova 1-0. They also came through the Coppa Italia 1st Round with a 2-0 victory over Torino, setting up a Quarter Final tie at Inter, and beat both Fenerbahçe and CFR Cluj in the Europa League, 4-2 and 6-0 respectively. And the Cluj game was in Romania! Following Udinese in 4th place are [B]Lord Weeman[/B]’s Napoli. They were involved in a seven-goal thriller this month, but lost out 3-4 to Palermo. However, they beat Mantova and Bologna in their other games, and won 6-1 in Belgrade against Red Star in the Champions League. Their Coppa Italia Quarter Final opponents were announced as Fiorentina, who overcame Parma last month.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]At White Hart Lane, [B]Leo Dodge[/B] has just come to the end of a difficult month with his Tottenham team. A 6-0 win in Vienna against Austria Wien was the best possible start to it, but that didn’t make it much easier. A home tie against Chelsea saw Pim Verbeek’s side leave the victor, but Spurs did grab a 2-2 draw at Anfield. They then came away with a brilliant 3-1 victory over Arsenal at White Hart Lane, but couldn’t beat Leeds away, losing 0-2. The month ended with a dull 1-0 at Ewood Park. As for Arsenal, they recovered well from their Tottenham defeat to beat West Ham 2-0. But the better results of the month for [B]Tom Smith[/B]’s Gunners came before that trip to their North London neighbours. They hosted Vicente del Bosque’s Man United, and ran rampant to a 4-0 win. This saw the termination of the former Spain manager’s contract, leading to the appointment of [B]Bryan McGuinness[/B] as his replacement. McGuinness had enjoyed moderately successful spells with Everton and Roma, but wouldn’t be the manager to bring the Premier League to Old Trafford. Former Rangers boss Pierluigi Casiraghi was announced as McGuinness’s successor at Roma. Back to Arsenal, who next beat visitors FC København 4-0. They then beat both Fulham and Everton before that Tottenham game. In other Premier League news, Middlesbrough sacked their manager of 1468 days, [B]Arnold J. Rimmer[/B], and appointed Tony Mowbray as his replacement. This led to [B]Neilio[/B]’s appointment at Ipswich, and so on. Rimmer had outlasted his former position at Bolton by 260 days, and his span at The Riverside would place him in 18th had it been his original club.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]The draws for the next stages of the European competitions have been made, and there are two tantalising draws in the Champions League. [B]Lord Weeman[/B]’s Napoli host Arsenal; they always do seem to get tough sides in the Last 16. Barcelona face Tottenham in another match-up between two of our teams. There is actually a third tantalising one, although not involving any of our incumbents, when [B]Ben Cee[/B] takes on his former club as Valencia meet Inter. Our fifth representative in the competition, Real Madrid, take on Hamburger SV of Germany. Another Germany-Spain clash will be Zaragoza versus Bayern Munich, while the two Portuguese sides, Sporting CP and Porto, face A.C. Milan and Liverpool respectively. Chelsea face Olympique de Marseille. In the Europa League, [B]Tyler Burrows[/B]’s Udinese face PSV Eindhoven. Meanwhile, [B]dafuge[/B]’s Besiktas face Stuttgart, [B]Martin Bojangles[/B]’s Aston Villa face Lazio, [B]Phill Ewles[/B]’s Olympiakos face Hannover, [B]Lawrence Lazewski[/B]’s Man City face Zenit St. Petersburg and [B]Bryan McGuinness[/B]’s Man United face Shakhtar. PSV or Udinese will meet Hannover or Olympiakos in the Last 16, while Man City and Man United could clash.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]2017 is a brave new territory for the seven managers remaining on the Starship 60 to One. We’ll soon see how they fare.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Manager of the Update[/FONT][/B]
[FONT=Verdana]This month’s award goes to;[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Tyler Burrows[/FONT][/B][FONT=Verdana], Udinese[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]for strolling to success in three competitions. Three wins in the league, two in the Europa League and a victory in the Coppa Italia gave Burrows major kudos for this award. He was one of just three of our managers to go unbeaten this month, as well as [B]Lucas Volman [/B]and [B]Haowan Madridstas[/B], but Burrows’s winning streak puts him far ahead of those two in the running this time.[/FONT]

[B][FONT=Verdana]Job Securities[/FONT][/B][code]
[FONT=Courier New] [B]Rank Username Manager Club Security Days[/B]
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 1st tomsmith1989 Tom Smith Arsenal Very Secure 3099
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Romanista1994 Lucas Volman Real Madrid Very Secure 3099
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - Haowan Haowan Madridstas Barcelona Very Secure 3099
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 4th PluckaDuck Tyler Burrows Udinese Secure 3099
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 5th SCIAG Leo Dodge Tottenham Stable 3099
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - weeeman27bob Lord Weeman Napoli Stable 3099
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] - TaylorB Ben Taylor Fiorentina Stable 3099
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 8th fergysafc Liam Ferguson Man City 2783
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New] 9th JSalter James Salter Reggina 2710
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]10th mikeytwigge Mikey Twigge Palermo 2507
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]11th BenArsenal Ben Cee Inter 2502
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]12th super_lampard Super Lampard Lecce 2119
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]13th Cardiovascular Cardio Vascular Genoa 2010
[/FONT][FONT=Courier New]14th Lower Leagues Rule Jonte Rhodes Lazio 1968[/FONT][/code]

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