rancer890

[FM09] Crazy Canuck on an International Managerial Tour

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Well, none of the vacant jobs were promising, other than the NEC (Holland) vacancy, which I rejected when they approached me, because of high wages, and I didn't want to get another team from debt into the black.

I have some very good signings, which I will unveil after the August update. :D

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Well done on promotion rancer. Survival in the Championship will be tough, but if you have actually made some very good signings you'll be fine :thup:

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Gillingham

Pre-season - July 2013

13th: at Bury - D 2-2

15th: at Dag & Red - W 3-1

20th: at Port Talbot - W 2-0

26th: vs Sunderland - W 3-2

August 2013

10th: at Charlton - Championship - L 2-4 - Jeremy Helan, Renzo Gallo

First game in the Championship for The Gills since 2004/2005. This game was a reality check.

14th: vs Colchester - League Cup 1st Round - W 1-0 - Renzo Gallo

Well, the goal was on a penalty, but a win is a win. At least we'll win at least once this month...

17th: vs Leeds - Championship - L 0-2

An even game according to the match statistics, but Leeds scored on both of their shots.

24th: at Plymouth - Championship - L 0-1

We were very close to securing our first point in the Championship in 8 years. But we got 0 from a late penalty. :(

28th: at Stoke - League Cup 2nd Round - L 0-1

The only goal was from Mido in extra time (45 + 2). We had some chances late, but Stoke secured the win and advanced.

31st: vs Bristol City - Championship - W 1-0 - Renzo Gallo

Yes. First win and points in 8 years. :D

Standings

Transfers

Piers Ramsay - Free (former club: Man Utd)

Renzo Gallo - Loan fee $450k; Future fee $1.5 mil

Joe Hart - Free (former club: Man City)

Chris Johnson - Free (former club: Man City)

Jacek Wojciechowski - Free (former club: Osnabruck)

Jules N'Sumbu - Free (former club: Chelsea)

Glen Smith - Loan

Troy Matthews - Loan

Andy Mullin - Loan fee $975k; future fee $1.8 mil

TRANSFERS

I sold Adam Bogdan because of my new goalkeeper acquisition, and I had no room for Joe Jacobson.

I tried getting Luke Freeman back, but he rejected the loan.

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September 2013

14th: at Swansea - Championship - L 1-2 - Marcel

Marcel finally scores, but in a losing cause.

17th: vs Wolves - Championship - D 1-1 - Renzo Gallo

Wolves took an early lead, but Gallo's goal in the 54th minute drew us level, and both teams took one point.

21st: at Barnsley - Championship - D 2-2 - Renzo Gallo (2)

Barnsley went ahead 2-0 after 32 minutes and into halftime. However, after some tactical adjustments, Gallo scored 2 goals for a draw.

28th: at MK Dons - Championship - D 1-1 - Marcel

Minimal chances for both sides, and a draw was the likeliest result.

Standings

4 of the 5 games in October are home games. Next month will be very important. We have to win some league games to stay above relegation.

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A tough start there rancer. Still plenty of time though for you to turn it around.

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A tough start there rancer. Still plenty of time though for you to turn it around.

Thanks. The Championship was a wee harder than I thought. :D

WCQ update next. :thup:

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The Championship is always a tough division man, 20th after 8 games is nothing to worry about though. You are experienced enough to turn things around im sure. Ill look out for the next update so good luck.

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2014 World Cup Qualifying (Africa) 3rd Round Group 5

Senegal, Congo, Angola, Guinea

Game 1: Congo 3-2 Senegal

We just didn't deserve to win.

Game 2: Guinea 2-2 Senegal

We were up 2-0, and we gave it all back. We've dug ourselves a deep hole to get out of.

Game 3: Senegal 4-1 Angola

We need wins, and we need a little luck.

Game 4: Senegal 3-0 Guinea

Another must-win and win we did.

Game 5: Angola 2-4 Senegal

We're now winning again. And creeping up the Rankings again.

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Game 6, the final game of the 3rd Round Group Stages, is against leaders Congo. They are 3 points ahead, with a greater G.D. of 2. I just need to win the last game by 2 and we qualify. That's it. 2 goals.

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Game 6: We screwed up again

'Nuff said. We lost one too many games. Again.

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World Cup Qualifying (Africa) Third Round - Group 5

It was a disappointment. We lost games. We lost players due to injury. I'm not using it as an excuse though. That's why football is played on the pitch and not on paper.

I'm not going to resign though, unless I get sacked of course.

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Unlucky with Senegal but as everyone knows your only better if you win :) and matches are not won before they begin or on rep if they were it would be boring to watch:D

A tough start but the gap in class between the Championship and lower division such as Div 1 and Div 2 is big as people find out in dafuge's challenge.

Some good transfers you have manage to get in I think you will avoid relegation but it may be hard if results stay the same as moral will be low. You just need to get a good run going:thup: easier said than done:D

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The Championship is always a tough division man, 20th after 8 games is nothing to worry about though. You are experienced enough to turn things around im sure. Ill look out for the next update so good luck.

Thanks. :thup:

I have experience yes, but haven't played in the Championship in over a year. :D

The teams are usually bunched up in the standings, even in mid-season during my first year with The Gills. There are some weaknesses in my team, and I'll deal with it, but it's all about survival. I just need to score more than my opponent.

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Unlucky with Senegal but as everyone knows your only better if you win and matches are not won before they begin or on rep if they were it would be boring to watch:D

A tough start but the gap in class between the Championship and lower division such as Div 1 and Div 2 is big as people find out in dafuge's challenge.

Some good transfers you have manage to get in I think you will avoid relegation but it may be hard if results stay the same as moral will be low. You just need to get a good run going easier said than done:D

Surprisingly my overall morale isn't low. :D

I know I shouldn't be worrying about it yet, but some contracts of important players will run out next year, and most aren't willing to resign yet. I'll need my results to persuade them to stay.

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October 2013

5th: vs Leicester - Championship - W 2-1 - Renzo Gallo (2)

Woo. 2nd win of the year. :D

19th: vs Southampton - Championship - W 4-1 - Fabio Borini, Renzo Gallo, Johan Svensson, Paul Rodgers

Our most dominant game of the year so far. It wasn't just Gallo scoring finally.

22nd: vs Sheffield United - Championship - W 4-1 - Marcel (2), Renzo Gallo (2)

Our second 4-1 win of the season. Marcel starting to score as well.

26th: at Birmingham - Championship - L 1-3 - Fabio Borini

We really didn't have a high chance of getting points, but we did compete.

29th: vs Southend - Championship - W 3-2 - Renzo Gallo (2), Fabio Borini

Another nice win as Borini scores the game winner in the 60th minute.

Standings

Month ahead:

2nd: at Burnley

9th: vs Portsmouth

23rd: at Nottingham Forest

26th: vs West Brom

30th: at Sheffield Wednesday

A tough month. Everyone except Burnley ahead of us in the standings. Of course, this month nearly every team was also above us in the standings. :p

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November 2013

2nd: at Burnley - Championship - L 1-4 - Fabio Borini

It was 4-0 after half-time. We didn't show up.

9th: vs Portsmouth - Championship - D 1-1 - Fabio Borini

A solid draw against a team that was in the Premiership last year.

23rd: at Nottingham Forest - Championship - L 1-2 - Fabio Borini

Jonathan Franks scored in the 93rd minute. :(

26th: vs West Brom - Championship - L 0-1

Pity we couldn't get any points in a solid game.

30th: at Sheffield Wednesday - Championship - L 1-2 - James Dunne

Annoyed about another late goal.

Standings

Month ahead:

7th: vs Coventry

10th: at Huddersfield

14th: vs Hull

21st: at Blackpool

26th: vs Charlton

28th: at Leeds

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December 2013

7th: vs Coventry - Championship - W 3-1 - Renzo Gallo (2), Johan Roest

Gallo finally scores again as we defeat Coventry.

10th: at Huddersfield - Championship - W 2-1 - James Dunne, Ryan Conroy

An even matchup, as both of our shots went in for goals.

14th: vs Hull - Championship - W 4-1 - Fabio Borini (2), Ryan Conroy, Renzo Gallo

A fantastic result. We didn't have much possession (43%) but made the most of it.

21st: at Blackpool - Championship - W 2-0 - Andy Mullin, Renzo Gallo

Another fantastic result, against a team that was in the Premiership last year. Johan Roest got injured though.

26th: vs Charlton - Championship - W 1-0 - Renzo Gallo

We win a tight affair with the club that rudely introduced us into the Championship.

28th: at Leeds - Championship - L 0-2

We lose to Leeds again, and could not score against the goalkeeper that I sold in the summer.

Standings

Month ahead:

Jan. 1st: vs Ipswich

Jan. 4th: vs Tranmere (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Jan. 11th: vs Plymouth

Jan. 18th: at Bristol City

Jan. 28th: vs Swansea

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Nice first half the season.

Will any signings be coming in?

Could there be a late surge and you make the play-off?

anything could happen.

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Nice first half the season.

Will any signings be coming in?

Could there be a late surge and you make the play-off?

anything could happen.

Signings? - Probably nothing more than a loan. I'm basically done spending. I'll probably offload more than signing players. I can still loan one more English player till the end of the season, and I'll do my very best to get another player on loan to strengthen my depth.

Playoffs? - I'll be happy to survive. :p

Not thinking about playoffs this year, but I won't rule anything out with the squad I have.

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Halfway and you've done well to turn it around and climb the table :thup: Another few wins and you'll definitely be safe. Then you can concentrate on moulding your squad and building the morale ready for next season.

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January 2014

1st: vs Ipswich - Championship - W 3-0 - Marcel (2), Paul Rodgers

A good home win. Gallo got injured though, although it was nothing serious.

4th: vs Tranmere - FA Cup 3rd Round - W 3-0 - Fabio Borini (2), Johan Svensson

We didn't have much possession, but it's quality of the opportunities that count.

11th: vs Plymouth - Championship - W 4-1 - Johan Svensson, Fabio Borini (2), Marcel

Solid game and win as it was a total team effort.

18th: at Bristol City - Championship - W 2-1 - Marcel, Johan Roest

Roest scored the game winner in the 61st minute. Gallo got injured, but he'll be ready for the next match, although on the bench to start.

28th: vs Swansea - Championship - L 2-3 - Marcel, Renzo Gallo

The winning streak comes to an end.

Standings

Only one transfer coming in, on loan, from new parent club Arsenal, Robin Allen, who has the potential to be a leading EPL defender. Leaving the club include Luke Ayling (Dunfermline, $14k), Jonathan Kirby (MK Dons, $600k over 24 months), Ryan Conroy (Cardiff, $130k), and Johnny Managhan - YP2 (Stockport, $0k and a $20k buy back clause. I couldn't recall him from loan somehow, so I just sold him with the intention of buying him back).

I have also been offered the managerial post at SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga. However, I rejected the offer.

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February 2014

1st: at Wolves - Championship - W 3-2 - Marcel (2), Renzo Gallo

Fantastic away win. We're creeping closer to a playoff, something beyond my wildest dreams entering the season.

5th: at Doncaster - FA Cup 4th Round - L 2-3 - Marcel, Fabio Borini

A disappointing result against a League 1 side at the lower end of the table.

8th: at Leicester - Championship - L 0-1

We lost because of a goal in the 92nd minute. Leicester were the better team this day though.

12th: vs Barnsley - Championship - D 1-1 - Sean O'Hanlon OG

A bit thankful for the point, as the own goal was in the 88th minute. Shots were 15 to 2 in favour of us though, but that's football.

15th: vs MK Dons - Championship - W 1-0 - Andy Mullin

Only goal was from a penalty. We had our shots, but few were quality.

22nd: at Southampton - Championship - W 2-0 - Renzo Gallo, Johan Roest

A solid win against a struggling squad.

Standings

Transfers: I have signed Andy Mullin, who was on loan at my club for a whooping $975k, for an extra $1.8 million. I'm now trying to sign Renzo Gallo for the agreed sum of $1.5 million, but he's not accepting my contract...

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Your team seems to have found there feet in the Championship now and your aim to survive looks to have been achieved so lets hope you can keep the momentum from the end of February and make a push for the play-offs!

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Your team seems to have found there feet in the Championship now and your aim to survive looks to have been achieved so lets hope you can keep the momentum from the end of February and make a push for the play-offs!

Thanks. I know playoffs is probably pushing it, but we'll see what happens. And next year, I definitely want to make the playoffs. :D

Of course, I'm not ruling out any potential job opportunities...I would want to stay with the team if I can somehow get Gallo signed. Of my three strikers, only one (Borini) is signed. Marcel's wages are too high for my liking, so I might just sell him for more funds. Joe Hart might be gone too. I have a contract offer to Costa Rican international Keylor Navas, who wants a much lower wage, and I can get over $2 million for Hart. I need to balance my finances a bit and avoid overspending.

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Forgot to post this. :p

African Cup of Nations 2014

Group: Senegal, Congo, Liberia, Ivory Coast

Game 1: Congo 0-1 Senegal

Game 2: Senegal 2-1 Ivory Coast

Game 3: Liberia 1-1 Senegal

Group Stages

We squeak by the Group Stages. We should have won all the games. I'm losing confidence in my squad, which is never a good thing...Quarterfinal draw, and we're against Cameroon.

Quarter-final: Cameroon 2-1 Senegal

I'm really running out of options here. I think my time as Senegal manager is nearly over. The FA are disappointed at my performance, and my job is 'very insecure'.

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March 2014

4th: vs Birmingham - Championship - W 1-0 - Reinhard Breinburg

Even game, but we scored on one of our chances.

8th: at Southend - Championship - L 0-2

Southend just had a short period of constant pressure and managed to score two goal out of it...

11th: vs Burnley - Championship - W 4-1 - Johan Svensson, Marcel (2), Fabio Borini

A solid game in which we controlled from start to finish.

15th: at Portsmouth - Championship - D 2-2 - Fabio Borini, Renzo Gallo

A fantastic result against a Premiership squad. We were down 2-0 at halftime, but I rallied the troops to get a point.

22nd: at West Brom - Championship - D 1-1 - Fabio Borini

Supersub Borini saved the day again!

29th: vs Sheffield Wednesday - Championship - L 1-2 - Marcel

Our playoffs hopes suffer a (minor) setback with this loss. We didn't really show up though.

Standings

Months ahead:

April

5th: vs Nottingham Forest

12th: at Coventry

19th: vs Huddersfield

21st: at Hull

26th: vs Blackpool

May

4th: at Ipswich

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Play offs are still possible rancer, although it's going to be tough with games against teams also pushing for the play offs.

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Stil can get playoff :) these are the Key games.

4 more wins and I think you could get it but need to beat Nottingham :)

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I think the playoff would be too soon for you. A promotion would see another big jump in the quality of the opposition which would be hard to compete with for a team that does not stand out in the Championship.

Promotion would be great but another season to build your team up would give you a better chance of surviving in the premier League.

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Thanks for the comments. :)

I need to finish as high as possible to persuade Renzo Gallo to sign. I have no intention to actually win in the playoffs. (If I actually get there of course :D)

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April 2014

5th: vs Nottingham Forest - Championship - L 0-1

A late goal in the 86th minute costs us one valuable point.

12th: at Coventry - Championship - L 3-4 - Renzo Gallo (2), Marino Rikharosson

I rallied from 4-1, but the deficit was too much. Our playoff chances are already very bleak at this point.

19th: vs Huddersfield - Championship - L 0-1

The finishing blow. We cannot make the playoffs.

21st: at Hull - Championship - W 1-0 - Hayden Mullins OG

With nothing to prove, I decide to play my backup GK, and we win on a lucky OG.

26th: vs Blackpool - Championship - W 3-0 - Renzo Gallo (2), James Dunne

We surprisingly dominate against playoff bound Blackpool...

May 2014

4th: at Ipswich - Championship - W 4-3 - Renzo Gallo (2), Marcel (2)

A fantastic match. When one team scored, the other simply had an answer...until the 93rd minute goal by Marcel, with no time remaining for Ipswich to attack, we win.

Standings

Oh what could have been...if I played my backup goalkeeper, who won the final 3 games...

Now my priority is to get Renzo Gallo and Sebastian Advic signed for next year and beyond.

Full season update coming after the playoffs finish.

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Once the pressure of a possible play-off lifted you were unstoppable.

I hope you manage to keep your key players for next seasons push.

Charlton with 102 goals against. ouch! Who was their Goalkeeper? I'll stay clear of him in the future.

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We can't forget what a great season that was :)

Let's hope you can keep your key players.

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Dear all. I'm still here. :D

I haven't gotten much time for FM because of work, along with playing EHM07 again...but I'm back on FM, and hopefully I'll post an update over the weekend, when the work term ends.

Also just got a new laptop (hopefully up to FM10 standards :D)

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2013-2014

Gillingham

England - Championship

Media Prediction: 24th

Finishing Position: 10th Past Positions

FA Cup: lost in 4th Round to Doncaster (L 2-3)

League Cup: lost in 2nd Round to Stoke (L 0-1)

Squad

Squad

Transfers

Transfers

Loans and frees, although two with a loan fee.

Future Transfers

Coming in on July 1st: Andy Mullin, Bobby McLeod

Finances

Finances

Key Players

GK - Joe Hart

DR - Sebastian Avdic

MR - Johan Roest

MC - James Dunne

ML - Johan Svensson

ST - Fabio Borini

ST - Marcel

ST - Renzo Gallo

Club Information

Overview

Stadium/Facilities

Affiliations

Awards

  • Renzo Gallo - Championship Top Goalscorer - 1st Place
  • Renzo Gallo, Johan Roest - Championship Team of the Year

Goals for the Future

  • Promotion push...

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My off-season plan with The Gills:

  • sell Joe Hart. I have Costa Rican international GK Keylor Navas signed to replace him. I can off-set the cost for Andy Mullin (plus a extra hundred K)
  • find a striker. If I can't get Gallo back, I'll be looking at Arsenal for a season-long loan, possibly Luke Freeman.
  • sell expendable assets to balance the financial books

Oh, and the next Friday, June 13th is in 2014 according to FM. :p

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Preseason:

July 12th: vs QPR - W 1-0 - Fabio Borini

July 21st: vs Le Mans - W 3-1 - Fabio Borini (2), Johan Svensson

July 23rd: at Canvey Island - W 5-0 - James Dunne, Johan Roest, Luke Freeman, Sebastian Avdic, Daniel Wilson

July 30th: vs Arsenal - L 0-3

August 3rd: at Carshalton - W 3-0 - Johan Roest, Luke Freeman, Johan Svensson

August 2014

9th: at Southend - Championship - L 0-2

Not the best start, but it's one game, and nothing to lose any sleep over.

12th: at Watford - League Cup 1st Round - W 1-0 - Fabio Borini

First win of 2014-2015 against League One side Watford.

16th: vs Crystal Palace - Championship - D 1-1 - Johan Svensson

We get our first point of the season from a late goal.

23rd: at Nottingham Forest - Championship - W 2-0 - Luke Freeman (2)

Two early goals by Freeman lifts the Gills past Nottm Forest (I think supporters might try and burn my house down if I said Notts Forest :p)

27th: at Plymouth - League Cup 2nd Round - L 1-2 - Jacob Mellis

A strong effort, but Plymouth took control in the latter half with 2 unanswered goals.

30th: vs Ipswich - Championship - W 5-1 - Marcel (3), Luke Freeman (2)

4 goals in 17 minutes and we cruised the rest of the way.

Standings

Transfers:

Ray Avery - on loan from Chelsea. A depth signing.

Daniel Wilson - depth at left mid, a Canadian signed from Swindon

Jacob Mellis - can also play centre mid. Has good EPL potential.

Johnny Monaghan YP2 - resigned him after letting him go on a free. He'll play actual games.

Lee Taylor - depth at right back

Luke Freeman - he finally returns. Softens the blow for losing Gallo, although whether I would want long term is to be seen.

I'm also close to signing another good young striker. He's not Renzo Gallo quality, but he's solid.

Leaving the club include former Arsenal and Pompey defender Len Sowah, last year's number 1 GK Joe Hart (to create transfer funds), Anthony Grant (surplus of centre/defensive mids), and James Dunne (high wages and wanted to give playing time to other players).

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(I think supporters might try and burn my house down if I said Notts Forest )

:mad: :mad: :mad:;)

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September 2014

13th: at Middlesbrough - Championship - D 2-2 - Andreas Wojtanowicz, Marcel

Fantastic result considering we were down 2-0 after halftime and playing with 10 men in the final third of the match.

16th: vs Plymouth - Championship - L 0-1

We didn't have many chances, and we were caught off guard by a 2nd minute goal.

20th: vs QPR - Championship - W 1-0 - Andreas Wojtanowicz

A 27th minute goal by our new Polish striker is enough for the win.

27th: at Sheffield United - Championship - W 2-0 - Lasse Hansen, Marcel

First goal for my new LM (more details at the end of this post) in the 1st minute and by Marcel in the 78th gives us another 3 points.

30th: at Huddersfield - Championship - L 1-3 - Johan Roest

There were chances for both teams, but Huddersfield just scored more.

Standings

Transfers:

On transfer deadline day, EPL club Blackpool make a surprising bid of $3.7 million for Johan Svensson, which is quickly accepted by my chairman and left the club. While still in shock, I quickly look over my scouting reports from Sweden to find a replacement, which I did in Danish international Lasse Hansen from IFK Goteborg for $2 million.

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October 2014

4th: vs Leicester - Championship - W 4-2 - Andreas Wojtanowicz (2), Luke Freeman, Marcel

A game where we led from start to finish.

18th: at Bradford - Championship - L 1-3 - Luke Freeman

We didn't come to play against a then struggling Bradford squad.

21st: vs Derby - Championship - W 2-1 - Andreas Wojtanowicz, Marcel

We score 2 unanswered goals, the last coming in the 82nd minute.

24th: at MK Dons - Championship - W 2-1 - Luke Freeman, Andreas Wojtanowicz

We take an early lead and hang for dear life afterwards due to Andy Mullin deciding to shoot on his own goal, but fortunately we still win.

28th: vs Bristol City - Championship - W 1-0 - Jacob Mellis

Mellis's first league goal leads us on a third straight win.

Standings

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Both lads look quality. Good profit in fairness

Thanks. I just basically found the best regen LM that my Swedish and Norwegian scouts found and then made the deal.

And the board has promised to improve youth facilities and expand the stadium the past month as well. We're last in attendance, despite basically selling out my 11,000+ seater. I hope I also get a youth academy...

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November 2014

1st: at Burnley - Championship - L 1-3 - Andreas Wojtanowicz

Another disappointing result against a team near relegation.

8th: vs Portsmouth - Championship - W 1-0 - Andreas Wojtanowicz

And yet we're doing well against teams that were in the Premiership one or two years ago.

15th: vs Hull - Championship - W 4-1 - Andreas Wojtanowicz (3), Luke Freeman

Wojtanowicz's hat trick leads us to another big win.

22nd: vs Birmingham - Championship - W 3-2 - Luke Freeman, Daniel Wilson, Andreas Wojtanowicz

This was a come from behind win. We trailed 2-1 after half-time, but we fought despite a couple of injuries, and Wojtanowicz scored the winner in the 83rd minute.

25th: at Cardiff - Championship - W 3-1 - Marcel, Andreas Wojtanowicz, David Elebert OG

Another win but we lose another striker (Marcel)

29th: at Sheffield Wednesday - Championship - L 0-1

A poor effort leads to our first loss in 5 games.

Standings

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December 2014

6th: vs Coventry - D 3-3 - Championship - Andreas Wojtanowicz, Lasse Hansen, Marino Rikharosson

A bit of a roller coaster in this game as we never led in this game, but we fought back for a point

9th: at Leeds - L 1-3 - Championship - Fabio Borini

Leeds were in control all game. We got a garbage goal in the 90th minute.

13th: vs Wolves - D 2-2 - Championship - Andreas Wojtanowicz, Jacob Mellis

We salvage a point despite another poor performance.

20th: vs Southend - W 2-0 - Championship - Luke Freeman, Tommy Elphick OG

We finally get a win this month.

27th: at Crystal Palace - D 2-2 - Championship - Luke Freeman, Marcel

Another draw. We can't seem to get one more goal than our opponent...

30th: at Ipswich - D 1-1 - Luke Freeman

We lose another lead and only get one point.

Standings

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Thank you. Looking good. Promotion :thup:

I'm not sure if I would want promotion. My team is still regional rep, and if I get to the Premier League, I'll probably go straight back down, which I don't want at all costs, since I have several relegation release clauses...

But we'll see. I'll try my best for promotion. :thup:

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I'm not sure if I would want promotion. My team is still regional rep, and if I get to the Premier League, I'll probably go straight back down, which I don't want at all costs, since I have several relegation release clauses...

But we'll see. I'll try my best for promotion. :thup:

Promotion before your ready is never good but The Championship can become hard to get out of and if you have momentum. Its very much a lose lose situation but also win win.

Whatever you look at it.

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January 2015

3rd: at Ipswich - FA Cup 3rd Round - L 0-1

Dull game, but Ipswich scored on the few scoring chances for both teams.

10th: vs Nottingham Forest - Championship - W 2-1 - Michael Morrison OG, Luke Freeman

Two of the three goals in this match were own goals, but we take the win.

17th: vs Middlesbrough - Championship - W 4-3

We never led in this game. I went out all-attack in the 80th minute and got 3 goals. The screenie says it all. :)

27th: at Plymouth - Championship - W 2-1 - Luke Freeman, Marcel

Another change of tactics late in the game gives us another win by Marcel's 89th minute tally.

31st: vs Huddersfield - Championship - D 1-1 - Fabio Borini

We salvage a point despite dominating for most of the match.

Standings

Transfers:

IN: Nico Gordon - free, Pape Cissokho - $5k

OUT: Barry Gough - Ipswich ($300k), Reinhard Breinberg - Bradford ($100k)

I accomplished what I wanted in the transfer window: get Cissokho who I've been capping every game for the past two years, and lowering my wages (cut around $400k).

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Promotion before your ready is never good but The Championship can become hard to get out of and if you have momentum. Its very much a lose lose situation but also win win.

Whatever you look at it.

In previous games when I reached the EPL, I usually bolt for another country, usually Holland. :p

I'm trying hard to stay this time, but can't help looking at that Feyenoord job...and the Man Utd job (I know I won't get that job if Bruce gets sacked), in a surprising 11th in the Premier League.

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Move to TFC.

Loved playing as them in FM, I was much better than Cummins even without De Ro.

I think it would be unfair on yourself and the Gills for you to leave upon promotion. At least be a man and face at least half a season of a prem relagation battle. Then Jump ship.

Any ambitions to becoming Canada boss ?

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