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Where can I get logos and kitpacks for Canvey Island please?

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Bit of a so-so season in League Two with Tiverton so far, mid-table after 12 games. Won the first 5 (including 2 cup games) comfortably, so was expecting another easy march to the title, but things have gone somewhat downhill since then. Think I may need to rejig my tactics to be more solid in defense if I'm to trouble the promotion spots - 4-5-1 may be the answer, as Jabuti is easily good enough to lead the line solo.

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have gone back to my hastings utd game, so will post a season update soon :)

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Boston united season 20 2029/30

League Table , Position Graph final position - 2nd

A great season all in all what with our participation in the Europa League meaning we were always catching up with League games throughout the season. It was a little disappointing not too win the League as we had the chance on the final day of the season. if we had beat Notts County annd Stoke had lost we could have taken the title. Alas it was not to be.

Cups

FA Cup

A fifth round appearance here.

League Cup

Semi Finals again this season.

Europa League

For the Europa League I set myself a target of getting to the Group Stage although the board wanted 1st knockout round. However nothing prepared me fo rthe run to the Quarter Finals.

Transfers

Star Player

The star player this season has been Stephen Grant

Grant got himself into the Players Team OF the Year

Key Players

Antonis Labakis

Jonas Bergstand

Iain Mackay

Giovani Andreoli

Finances

Season           League              Final Position               Achievments
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2010/11       Blue Square North          7th                         none
2011/12       Blue Square North          2nd                       Promoted Via Playoffs
2012/13       Blue Square Premier        15th                        none  
2013/14       Blue Square Premier        20th                        none
2014/15       Blue Square Premier        12th                        none
2015/16       Blue Square Premier        3rd                       Lost in Playoff Final   
2016/17       Blue Square Premier        1st                       Automatic Promotion, FA Trophy
2017/18       Coca Cola League 2         2nd                       Automatic Promtion
2018/19       Coca Cola League 1         21st                      Relegated to League 2
2019/20       Coca Cola League 2         4th                       Lost in Playoff Final
2020/21       Coca Cola League 2         4th                       Promoted via Playoffs
2021/22       Coca Cola League 1         9th                         none
2022/23       Coca Cola League 1         11th                        none
2023/24       Coca Cola League 1         1st                       League 1 Champions
2024/25       Coca Cola Championship     11th                        none
2025/26       Coca Cola Championship     14th                        none
2026/27       Coca Cola Championship     5th                      Lost in Playoff Semi Finals
2027/28       Coca Cola Championship     1st                      Championship Champions 
2028/29       Premier League             7th                      Qualified for the Europa League
2029/30       Premier League             2nd                      Qualified for the Champions League

Other Winners

Premier League - Stoke

FA Cup - Stoke

Carling Cup - Birmingham

Champions League - Olympique De Marseille

Europa League - Dortmund

World Cup - Italy

Aims for next season

Take a top 4 spot again with a challenge for the title (Maybe)

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Canvey Island 2013/14 Report - CCL2

time to hop on the bandwagon?

After 2 promotions in a row previously, the media were STILL to be convinced, giving us another predicted finish of dead last, although decent pre-season odds of 33-1 were worth putting a bet on surely? :rolleyes:

League - Positions -

The key for a good season, as always, is starting quickly out of blocks. One again, this season was no exception; with 10 points coming from our opening 4 games. A poor run of 3 games without a win, poor by recent standards anyways, was quickly wiped out with another fantastic unbeaten run; spanning from the end of September until the beginning of December cemented ourselves right at the sharp end of the table.

2 poor defeats in December slowed the momentum, but another unbeaten streak of 9 games until February had us firmly in the driving seat for an automatic promotion spot. In fact all that really stepped in our way of a 3rd consecutive league title was the ever-consistent Barnet.

So with a crunch match at Underhill in early March starting a tough run-in; with games vs Bury, Rushden, Bournemouth (A), Lincoln and Grimsby (A) still to play, it was almost a must-win. Cue a great team performance, resulting in a 3-2 win; to re-take the top spot that we wouldn't lose again all season (though Barnet's run of 5 games without a win made matters almost a formality in the end). We finished the season once again breaking both 100 points and 100 goals; surely there's some teams that have decent defenses somewhere??

Cups

FA Cup

1st rd - Bristol Rovers 3-3 Canvey Island

1st rd rep - Canvey Island 2-1 Bristol Rovers

2nd rd - MK Dons 3-2 Canvey Island

Draws away to high-positioned L1 sides, so can't complain too much. 3rd rd price would've been Forest away, so maybe the FA thought we would get through for another away tie :rolleyes:

Carling Cup

1st rd - Plymouth 3-0 Canvey Island

Away to a CCC side; this really should've been a worse defeat than what it was.

Johnstone's Paint Trophy

South 1st rd - Leyton Orient 2-0 Canvey Island

What's this? An away draw to a team in the divison above... we haven't had that before have we? :rolleyes:

Squad (1)(2) Just the sub keepers not used this season, though why I have 3 keepers in my 1st team I don't know. 3 other players didn't start a game as well; whilst 10 started 30 games or more. So much for my rotation policy...

Millward's Player Choice Award (basically who I think deserves our Player of the Season before the Fan's vote...)

2010/11 - Luke Thurlbourne MC

2011/12 - Chris Todd DC

2012/13 - Scott Smith DL

2013/14 - Dean Lodge AMR (1)(2) Fans' Player of the Season last year, he definatley stepped up his game even more this season. Though he is a AMR naturally, he played half of his games on the left wing. Just a shame he wasn't one that wanted to take a pay-cut halfway through the season...

Transfers - More frees coming in, more money getting spent on our players. It's a shame that Rodgers left in January, though he was easily too good for this league. Turned down the chance to join Forest to go to St. Pat's Athletic though :confused:

Finances - Another season of profit, but once again I only stayed in the black due to transfers, most notably Eaves' to Notts County. Board have decided to improve training conditions, where the money is coming from I don't know, doublely annoying as I had previously asked about getting the youth facilites upgraded but got rejected "due to the lack of funds available".

Confidence - As long as I keep on winning; I'm safe. As long as I adjust the budgets so I have £0 on transfers and everything on wages they shouldn't notice....

History

2010/11 - BSS: 3rd, defeat in playoff semi-finals

2011/12 - BSS: 1st

2012/13 - BSP: 1st

2013/14 - CCL2: 1st

The Trophy Cabinet

Blue Square South - 2011/12

Blue Square Premier - 2012/13

Coca-Cola League 2 - 2013/14

Aims for next season: Promotion means another 25% rise in wages, so buying will be at a minimal once again. I know we aren't ready for 4 straight promotions, so stability is the target.

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Hastings United, Season 2016-17 – Season Seven, Blue Square South

Summary

I thought this year might be the year to push for that elusive promotion, what with Parkin’s summer transfer never materialising. The squad looked good, and promotion was surely overdue?

Transfers

Not a lot of activity this year, as I opted to keep the squad stable. It is rather large though and that combined with the large wage bill means this next summer will be a selling summer, probably.

Competition Reports

Blue Square South

We spent most of the season hanging just outside the playoff places – most of the season we were about 6-8 points off them. The eventual table did us a slight injustice as the team took the foot off the gas at the end of the season when promotion was beyond them.

The Final Table this season. Not bad, but it’s not a step forward either. I need to make that final step up to the playoffs and promotion! The playoffs were the route to promotion for Staines, beating unlucky Bath in the final on penalties. Bath had been pushing for automatic promotion, their playoff place confirmed well before any of the other three.

The e.on FA Cup - we were really unlucky here, actually.

The FA Trophy - Two really disappointing performances against a team I should have beaten quite easily.

The squad.

With selected stats for all competitions, ordered by the amount of time they spent on the pitch – a rough guide to their importance to the team I suppose.

Key Players

Marcus Cassius

Starting to overtake Lake-Gaskin as the premier striker of the side. A really good season from Cassius.

Sam Hatton

Becoming a Hastings stalwart. Scoring and assisting in equal measure, and for a midfielder, at a good rate.

Sebastien Lake-Gaskin

Not scoring as many this year but his average rating is still really high.

Phil Parkin

Despite sulking at failing to secure a move away in the summer, the legend still had a decent season. Hoping for a huge bid for him this summer, or I might have to hold on to him a while longer, even if he is unhappy.

Notable others:

Michael Rodwell. Still decent but really needs to step up as his Average Rating has been exactly the same for the last three years. Dominic Shaw was really good back-up for the main strikers and looks an excellent prospect.

Finances

Still struggling here, just hoping that promotion can ease the worries a bit. Or a tycoon takeover, perhaps?! 

The board have now created an affiliation with Crystal Palace. This will provide a little cash and perhaps some decent loan players from the newly promoted members of the Championship for next season. Could just be the needed catalyst for a real promotion push at last.

Club Records and Awards

>> Most Games Without Conceding: 5 – 11th February to 7th March.

>> Fastest Goal: Sam Hatton – 25 Seconds v Bishops Stortford, 6th August.

Cumulative records (will be published every season as long as the holder is at the club):

>> Most League Apps for the Club: Phil Parkin – 237 – RECORD EXTENDED

>> Most League Goals for the Club: Marcus Cassius – 94 – RECORD EXTENDED

>> Fans’ Player of the Year: Sebastian Lake-Gaskin

FPOY wins:

Phil Parkin: 4

Sebastian Lake-Gaskin: 2

Louis Lavers: 1

MY team of the year:

Murphy

Hawksworth – Dean – Parkin – Francis – Lavers

Rodwell – Pugh – Hatton

Cassius – Lake-Gaskin

Subs: Harpur, Harrison, Mitchell, Wilde, Pugh, Evans, Shaw.

Overall XI….Harrison and Harpur were the new inductees..

New Youth Cohort

Might finally have someone up to the same sort of standard as Parkin again. A little work to do, particularly on his passing, but he looks really promising.

Maybe just maybe, if we hold on to Parkin and he plays well, then perhaps this next year could be the year. Help would still be appreciated.

Previous Seasons:

Season One (2010-11)

Season Two (2011-12)

Season Three (2012-13)

Season Four (2013-14)

Season Five (2014-15)

Season Six (2015-16)

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Nice one Midgetram, however I don't like your consecutive 100+ point seasons.... stop being too good!

Unlucky GreyedOutMan, just keep at it, you'll get in!...

Now, should I start to feel pressured when other managers are tipping me to win the league?

12 games and the top 4 is as follows:

Man City - 54 points

FC United - 54 points

Aston Villa - 53 points (11 games to go)

Arsenal - 52 points (11 games to go)

5th is Everton with 43 points, so as it stands it's a four horse race.

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Just got my Champions League group.

Olympique De Marseille, Celtic, Boston Utd and Maribor of Slovenia.

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el sid - Canvey Island - 2011/2012

Squad Stats

Media Prediction - 24th

League Table

We were by far the best team in the league, as new signings made immediate impacts. We were first in the table right from week 3 till the end of the season :thup: A few inconsequential losses and draws at the end of the season prevented us from reaching 100 points.

Transfers

FA Trophy - Dominated again, and the only game we were troubled was in the finals.

FA Cup - Fantastic run all the way to the third round, happy with the money generated.

Season        Division            Position                 Achievements
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2010/11       BSS                 5th                    Promoted via Playoffs
2011/12       BSP                 1st                    Promoted - FA Trophy winners

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Where can I get logos and kitpacks for Canvey Island please?

This please

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Nice looking season there sid. Congrat's on the Promotion and I'm sorry I don't know where to get them.

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Where can I get logos and kitpacks for Canvey Island please?
This please

The logo packs for 09 seem to work for 10, so that's where I've got my logos from. Unsure about the kits though...

Good season as well :thup:

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7 games, 1 goal, 1 draw, falling to 7th from 2nd. Absolutely pathetic.

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The logo packs for 09 seem to work for 10, so that's where I've got my logos from. Unsure about the kits though...

Good season as well :thup:

Never had the 09 pack, so can you provide a link for the 09 pack?

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Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2043/44

Last season was our first ever as an all-T&M squad and it really showed as we found it hard to score and had our worst season for some time. A year on and I was looking for an improvement from my young squad.

League Table

League Positions Graph

A superb improvement as we found the net easily and stormed our way up the table. We even had a chance to snathc the title on the final day as we went away to Everton and Stoke faced Arsenal at the Emirates. With our superior goal difference, a win and a Stoke loss would have done it for us. We did our part, beating Everton 3-0 and Arsenal had their chance, but missed a penalty. Stoke ran out 2-0 winners, securing the title. I'm sure Nobby will be pleased.

Carling Cup - I played a weak side for the early rounds, so I was surprised that we got so far. The final we took seriously, and just about won thanks to penalties. It was a magical moment as our first proper(ish) trophy as an all-T&M team.

FA Cup - league winners Stoke ended what was looking like a good cup run.

UEFA Europa League - again, it wasn't a priority so we bumbled through the group stage by playing weakened teams. We made hard work of the knockout stages, including an epic two legs against Man City. The final was less spectacular, as we looked comfortable throughout. This was another nice moment for me as this was the first time we had won this competition.

Transfers - just the players loaned out. I suppose it isn't worth me including this any more.

Squad - the improvement from last season was immense as we went from one decent striker to four overnight. Although our wingers are still weak, I think this squad is capable of doing it.

Key Player Profiles:

Geoff Bowles - he often wants to leave, but his experience has been valuable, as has his goals.

Brian Jones - he's taken a back seat this season as there has been genuine competition for his place in the team.

Paul Moran - the new kid, and what a debut season.

Stuart Talbot - after scoring 3 in 37 last season, I thought he was a dud. He's proved me wrong in spectacular style.

George Fry - probably his best season ever.

Career Overview

Season    League                   Position    Achievements
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2010/11   Blue Square South        5th         Promoted via playoffs
2011/12   Blue Square Premier      8th
2012/13   Blue Square Premier      2nd         Promoted via playoffs, FA Trophy finalists
2013/14   Coca-Cola League 2       6th         Lost in playoff final
2014/15   Coca-Cola League 2       1st         Promoted as champions
2015/16   Coca-Cola League 1       4th         Promoted via playoffs, JPT finalists
2016/17   Coca-Cola Championship   9th
2017/18   Coca-Cola Championship   6th         Lost in playoff semi
2018/19   Coca-Cola Championship   4th         Promoted via playoffs
2019/20   Barclays Premier League  16th        
2020/21   Barclays Premier League  11th
2021/22   Barclays Premier League  3rd         FA Cup finalists
2022/23   Barclays Premier League  7th         Carling Cup finalists, FA Cup winners
2023/24   Barclays Premier League  3rd
2024/25   Barclays Premier League  5th         Champions League finalists
2025/26   Barclays Premier League  3rd         Carling Cup finalists
2026/27   Barclays Premier League  2nd
2027/28   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Champions League winners
2028/29   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CL and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
2029/30   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CL, CWC, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
2030/31   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CL, CWC, and Carling Cup winners
2031/32   Barclays Premier League  3rd         Club World Cup winners
2032/33   Barclays Premier League  2nd         FA and Carling Cup winners
2033/34   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CL and Carling Cup winners
2034/35   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CWC FA and Carling Cup winners
2035/36   Barclays Premier League  1st         PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
2036/37   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Club World Cup winners
2037/38   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Champions League winners
2038/39   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Club World Cup winners
2039/40   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
2040/41   Barclays Premier League  1st         Premier League and Carling Cup winners, Champions league finalists
2041/42   Barclays Premier League  3rd         FA Cup and Champions League winners
2042/43   Barclays Premier League  5th         Club World Cup winners
2043/44   Barclays Premier League  2nd         Carling Cup and Europa League winners

Next Season

Even though there are areas of the squad that could do with improvement, I think this squad is in a great position to go for my aims of the PL and CL titles. It may not happen next season, but I think it is a realistic aim to do it within 5.

The European Championships with Belgium is up next.

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Never had the 09 pack, so can you provide a link for the 09 pack?

Found this link on last season's challenge, it should still work :thup:

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FC United of Manchester - Premier League - 2017/2018

The surprise package shock the world.

The second season in our Premier League journey. The media predicted 14th this season. The board expected a mid-table finish. I decided to go for a top-half finish. Once again the board, who amaze me with their use of money, gave me a 35m transfer budget. This season we had 20m in the bank after last year.

Transfers - This year was about strengthening the team. It needed a good few people, but I managed to get great young players for little money. I did once again drive us into the red though.

The First Annual Manchester Evening News Cup

This season, I decided to introduce a new friendly cup. The ‘Manchester Evening News Cup’. Each year, four teams will compete for the trophy. This year the teams were FC United, Man City, Liverpool and Bury, after Man Utd rejected the opportunity, so I gave the team we share a stadium with a shot.

Overall Results

FC United v Liverpool

FC United v Man City

The Season

Position Chart

Table

So the team touted as the surprise package all these years, shocked the world. After being predicted 14th, we go and win the league. It took a lot to do so as well, at one point it was a four horse race, and either us, Man City, Aston Villa and Arsenal could have won. In the end, a screw-up by Man City, a draw for Aston Villa, and a lot of luck for us, gave us the trophy. We also won the League Cup too, which was a bonus!

League Cup Final - It seemed almost fitting that the win of our first major trophy was started off by a goal from 'Mr. FC United' Ben 'Gronaldo' Greenhalgh, one of the 'originals'.

Squad

The Millward Player Choice Award (Manager's Player of the Year)

Marco Ferrari – Marco seemed to appear out of nowhere this season. After only getting 10 in 32 last season, he got 20 in 33 this season. He was our top scorer. Fully deserved this award, although I was tempted to give it to Ben Greenhalgh for scoring the all important League Cup Final goal.

The Jordan Swinburn Award (The Surprise of the Season award)

Winning two trophies. I wasn’t even expecting one, let alone the League and the League Cup!

Fan's Player of the Year

Daniel

Manager of the Season

Jordan Swinburn

Confidence

Finances – After working our way up last year, I took us back down again with the spending. Our league win however took us back up, hopefully next season it’ll stay that way!

The plan for next season is to once again challenge for the title. I don’t want to do a Wolves, who got 2nd last season and 15th this season. I fancy another domestic cup win, only this time I want the FA Cup. I also hope to make it to the knockouts of the Champions League.

Career Overview

Season          League                League Finish     Achievements
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2010/11        Blue Square North         5th              Promoted - Playoffs
2011/12        Blue Square Premier       15th
2012/13        Blue Square Premier       1st              Promoted - Champions
2013/14        League Two                6th              Promoted – Playoffs
2014/15	       League One		 1st		  Promoted - Champions
2015/16        Championship              5th              Promoted - Playoffs
2016/17        Premier League            11th
2017/18        Premier League            1st              League Champions. League Cup Winners.

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Not had much game time recently, so my first season in charge of Truro has gone quite slowly so far..... :thdn:

But, somehow we've been doing rather well! We're top after 14 games by 10 points, and we haven't lost a game in any competition yet :D

Bound to lose the next one though!!!! :rolleyes:

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Relegated in our first season in League One with a hell of a load of debt to go with it, don't feel much like doing a full update this season, will try to bounce back at the first attempt and get back.

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Oxford City - Season 2013/14 - Coca-Cola League 2

Pre-Season, and all the hopes and expectations therein

Sean Fitzharris seems to score for fun in friendlies. Two in our opening romp at Billericay seemed to prove this. Barring YET ANOTHER LOSS TO ARCH RIVALS OXFORD, results were generally very encouraging and I firmly believed we'd be able to survive, and with our biggest squad yet, push on for more.

Transfers

Younghusband and Morris never broke into the team, and Stevens had a broken leg for half the season. Van Dijk, Chalwe and Bangura were massive, massive coups and the other loan signings showed their class, but only in flashes. I released some quality players, but we never suffered from selling new captain Chalwe after only six months. If anything, the money helped us far more than his performances ever did.

The Season!

For the third time, we drew Wrexham on the opening day of the season. And because this time we faced them at home and we were favourites, naturally I was expecting the worst. But a fine performance from our 10 men saw us snatch a 2-1 win, and we followed our own rules of having an incredible start to the season by stringing together a 3-2 win at Wycombe and a 4-1 win at home to Grimsby. Goals were plentiful, and flying in from everywhere.

We were brought back down to Earth with a thumping 4-0 defeat at Tranmere, which is my heaviest defeat in a league game as manager of Oxford City. We went behind 3 separate times against Bournemouth, but a superb strike from Alex Revell snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat. A narrow, Revell inspired win at home to Exeter followed before we achieved our most impressive win in the whole season: a 2-0 win at eventual league winners Rotherham where we completely dominated, goals coming from loanees Van Dijk and Baker. But we couldn't build on it, and September fizzled out with a 0-0 draw and a 0-1 defeat.

We exchanged 1-0 results at the beginning of October, before we returned to form in emphtic style: Darlington were dispatched 4-1 at Court Palace Farm before Van Dijk single-handedly beat Yeovil in their own back yard, scoring all 4 goals and producing one of the finest individual displays of dribbling and passing I've ever seen. Superb wins and clean sheets against MK Dons, Cheltenham and an excellent Mansfield side were our reward, Revell showing he wasn't out of the goalscoring picture by scoring in all 3 games, settling matters in 2 of them. Van Dijk and Revell then combined to give Bristol Rovers a thrashing, the 3-2 scoreline flattering them in all honesty.

A run of 4 consecutive away games proved too much, however, and we lost our last two at Carlisle and Cambridge, finishing with 9 men in the latter. Home comforts provoked a return to form as Accrington were well beaten, and we once again completed the double over Wrexham with one of the McLeod smash and grabs that served us so well last season. Bottom club Wycombe departed with nothing, but a run of loss-win-loss showed that inconsistency was, once again, threatening to derail our season.

Two more defeats followed before we accomplished the improbable and did the double over league winners Rotherham, Revell netting the only goal once again. Another one two punch of a 0-0 draw and a 0-1 defeat frustrated, but we produced one of our strongest displays of the season to destroy Yeovil for a second time, 5 different scorers on target as we took our aggregate score against them this season to 9-1. Burton held out an onslaught to lick their wounds and celebrate an away point, but we pulled two amazing 2-1 away wins out of the bag, leaving Brentford and Darlington stunned as Darryl Duffy finally hit form.

Then it happened. From a commanding automatic promotion position, we were lucky to remain in the play-offs as our tactics completely failed. Izale McLeod netted a consolation goal and we sneaked a goalless draw somewhere, but it proved to be our only point in 7 attempts. Three precious, precious points were secured in impressive fashion, a 4-0 win against Bristol Rovers as our swift change in tactics proved fruitful. Going into the last three games of the season, we were point ahead of Cheltenham with a marginally better goal difference. We both drew our next games, and lost our next games as well. Cheltenham would travel to Wrexham in their last game of the season, whereas we would host Morecambe.

We remained goalless while Wrexham and Cheltenham shared a 1-1 draw, so if Cheltenham and Morecambe didn't score, we'd be fine. Cue Steven Lennon scoring an injury time goal for Morecambe, but crucially Izale McLeod netted with the last kick of the game and Cheltenham offered no winner. We were in the play-offs again.

Having only 1 league win in ten games, I was very pessimistic, especially as we were at home in the first leg. Duffy, McLeod and Van Dijk proved me wrong as we gained a superb, unbelievable 4-1 first leg lead. Naturally, Cambridge scored two early goals in the second leg, but there were to be no more as we, and the frame of the goal, defended resolutely and we earned ourselves another Wembley visit against Carlisle, who had done the double over us.

Billy Clarke slotted in only his second goal of the season after just 5 minutes, but we were pulled back level after only 2 minutes more. A tense and nervy game followed, with few clear cut chances for either team. Extra time didn't offer any more goals either, and once again it came to penalties.

The first three takers for both teams powered in their penalties before Lappin, Carlisle's talisman, inexplicably missed his and we remained faultless to win the shootout 5-4, amazingly-named Jamaican defender O'Neil Thompson scoring the crucial penalty. We had reached the promised land...of League 1.

Final League Table

Third play-off success. Like Arsene Wenger said, it's not good for my heart, but it's so so good for the club.

Positions Graph

Tactics broke wherever the line slopes downward.

Stats

Lewis Price had another solid season, it seems. Didn't miss a game for the second season running, much to the annoyance of second choice Dean Delaney.

Squad (End Of Season)

Some absolutely terrible players, some inconsistent players. I wonder how we ever got promoted, and then I see Alex Revell. He carries us sometimes, I wonder how he'll cope at the next level.

Finances (End Of Season)

Steadiest year yet, helped by larger attendances, TV money, and selling players on for profit.

FA Cup

Bradford really figured us out in this one, I have to say.

League Cup

Amazing effort in this game. We attacked with real intent and forced them down to 10 men after just 21 minutes, but they got a goal againt the run of play 4 minutes later. Van Dijk levelled matters, but Kermogrant restored their advantage in the second half. As we approached the end of normal time, Alex Revell struck a fine goal to bring extra time. Unfortunately it wasn't to be our day as they prevailed 4-2 in the shootout.

Johnstone's Paint Trophy

Weakened team, yadda yadda yadda.

Key Players

Craig Eastmond

Bit of an enigma. Incosistent, but ended up as one of our most consistent players. Confused? You bet...he never seems to contribute much.

Regardless, he's one to keep.

Alex Revell

It's not, what can Alex Revell give to the team, but, what can the team give to Alex Revell? Did the business once again, but missed everything from April onwards with a slipped disc and we sorely missed his goals.

Lubomir Michalik

The legend had another steady season, more so than any other of our 6000 centre backs.

Gary Harris

Very promsing young player I signed from Tranmere on the cheap. I think he could go places.

Darryl Duffy

Largely disappointing, but hit form in 2014. I think the best is still to come from him.

Season    League                  Position    Achievements
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2010/11   Blue Square North             2nd          Promoted via play-offs
2011/12   Blue Square Premier          11th          -
2012/13   Blue Square Premier          3rd           Promoted via play-offs
2013/14   Coca Cola League 2          7th           Promoted via play-offs

Next Season

Survive at all costs - as will probably happen with such a low capacity ground, just 3000. And we never fill. Some genius loan signings are required, I think.

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Think I've found a bit of a bug.

My stadium in the first Premier League season is 4500 capacity, of which 500 are seats. In my 1st Home Game, attendance was.....500. If that's going to be the case until the new stadium is built in 2 years, then I might as well give up now.

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You know how sometimes you just get one of those individual performances which may have just saved your season. Daniel Richard came on as a sub in the 83rd minute... and managed to do this!

Some recent poor form has seen us slip from title contenders to a dogfight for playoff places. We hadn't won in the last four and Woking were one of our major rivals in the playoff race. This result has seen us go 5th, 3 points clear of 6th. And has hopefully given our squad a bit of encouragement.

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Think I've found a bit of a bug.

My stadium in the first Premier League season is 4500 capacity, of which 500 are seats. In my 1st Home Game, attendance was.....500. If that's going to be the case until the new stadium is built in 2 years, then I might as well give up now.

I found exactly the same thing in my King's Lynn save.

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Can anyone provide me with a link to a Nuneaton Boro club logo please??? - Driving me mad, think its the only team I haven't got a logo for and I'm managing 'em!

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Think I've found a bit of a bug.

My stadium in the first Premier League season is 4500 capacity, of which 500 are seats. In my 1st Home Game, attendance was.....500. If that's going to be the case until the new stadium is built in 2 years, then I might as well give up now.

pretty sure its not a bug just the rules of the prem no standin aloud at games

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pretty sure its not a bug just the rules of the prem no standin aloud at games

That's true. But I think the bug aspect of it is that the board would allow the building of a new stadium before making your current stadium all-seater, or at least moving you to another ground temporarily. There is no way a board would allow you to have a 500-1000 capacity when you are in the Premier league.

I managed to qualify for the BSP playoffs by finishing 4th. Hopefully my team can pull together some good form, as my run at the end of the season hasn't been especially impressive.

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Anybody... Nuneaton club logo ? :)

I'm still in League 2, joint 4th, 5th on goal difference - with Crewe in 3rd with 67 points, 4 ahead. If I could nab that third automatic promotion slot I'd be ecstatic! To be honest though, I'm having a far better season then I ever envisaged, so come what may I'm pretty pleased.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i184/Jaffak/leaguetable.jpg

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Gypsum's Merthyr Tydfil - End of season update - 2012/13

Blue square Premier - League table - Positions graph

Media prediction - 24th

Final position - 4th

After decent start we found ourselves just below the playoff places for most of the season. But after Christmas our form really picked up and we began challenging the top clubs, at one point being just a point off top spot. But injuries and suspensions caught up with us, and late in the season our form slipped and we found ourselves battling to stay in the playoff places. We made 4th, but a lacklustre 1-0 aggregate loss to Barrow was a disappointing end to an otherwise successful season.

Squad info;

Squad selection (Not listed; our loan goalkeeper from Swansea, David Cornell)

Transfers

Key players;

Ashley Watson - AML - The young winger had another fine season for us in his third term with the club, showing he could handle the step up. He was one of the rare consistent performers through our fluctuating form and finished with a 7.16 rating.

Steven Lennon - ST - Another player in his third season for us and despite some patches of poor form he was still a quality goalscorer. In 39 starts he scored 25 goals, with 10 assists and finished with a 7.15 rating.

Jim Goodwin - MC- A new signing this season who joined from Huddersfield on a free, he bossed the midfield for us and had a tendency to score spectacular goals. Despite some injury problems he made 37 appearances for us and finished with a 6.97 rating.

Season           League            Position              Other  achievements
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2010/11           BSS                11th       
2011/12           BSS                1st                 League  champions     
2012/13           BSP                4th                 Playoff semi-finalists            

Plans for the future...

To strengthen the side overall and try to push for promotion next season. We've got some good players, but no enough quality backup. Hopefully some more full-timers will make us more consistent.

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Patch 10.3 = Chip Butty

Am managing FC United of Manchester. Mainly as I wanted to manage a team called United so I could make the crowd chant 'Yaaaa-niiii-ted, Yaaaa-niiii-ted, Yaaaa-niiii-ted' when we get a corner ...

Have played pre-season so far (unbeaten, four wins from six) and after three games in the BSS, I have 6 points and only lost to a late goal at Stalybridge.

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Good start there mate.

Second season with Park Avenue. Played 18 and am currently 5th. 'mon the play-offs!

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*waves*

Hello everyone. I shall be resuming my challenge attempt this evening. How's everyone been doing whilst I've been away?

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Apart from I still can't seem to get hold of a Nuneaton club logo, just about survived without you

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Apart from I still can't seem to get hold of a Nuneaton club logo, just about survived without you

You mean like this one?

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Started this challenge a few days ago but only just got around to registering on the forum. Playing as Merthyr Tydfil as that's my home town and just entering my Third Season, but have been taking screenshots. Here's the Manager profile at start of Season One: Manager Profile

Will put in an update of the first two seasons shortly!

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After playing this challenge for the past 3 or 4 years I have just been promoted to the premiership for THE VERY FIRST TIME!!!!!!

Will do a full update soon! Am playing as Kingstonian

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Whoa, that's two updates in one page :eek:

el sid - Canvey Island - 2011/2012

Squad Stats

Media Prediction - 24th

League Table

Bradford were incredibly strong all season, easily the best team in the league. It was the fight for 2nd all the way to 9th, it was 3 points separating the 8 positions after 40 games. Our good form coincided with a few slip ups from other teams, so we made our way to 2nd and automatic promotion to League 1.

Transfers

League Cup - Drawn against Watford in the first round, and was blown away really, could've easily been 7 or 8 for them.

FA Cup - Yet another fantastic run in the FA Cup all the way to the 5th round. We beat Luton, Stockport and Nottm Forest, all by 1-0, before Reading proved to be too strong for us. Reading went on to beat Manchester United and reach the semi finals.

Key Players :

Stephen O'Hallaran

Bradley Diallo

Nicky Riley

Chris Dickson

Maceo Rigters

Season            Division                   Position                 Achievements
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2010/11       Blue Square South                  5th                Promoted via Playoffs
2011/12       Blue Square Premier                1st                Promoted - FA Trophy winners
2012/13       Coco-Cola League 2                 2nd                Promoted

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Hey Terk's back

How goes it with Boston, Almondo? I saw a post at the top of the page that says your in the CL :thup:

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vettel - Merthyr Tydfil - 2010/11 - Blue Square South

Best Eleven

Media Prediction - 22nd

League Table

After a poor start to the season taking only 12 points from 10 games, I switched to a far more aggressive tactic, with a starting strategy of overload for every game. Needless to say this resulted in a number of high scoring games, none more than this thrilling 3-5 reverse against Dover. In reality this tactic served to overwhelm opponents for the most part, and a 14 game unbeaten streak from late September to Boxing Day turned the season around completely for me. I reached the summit for the first time with around 5 games to go and managed to hold on and win the league, despite an incredible drop in form resulting in taking just one point from the last three games of the season!

In the FA Cup I was eliminated in a disappointing manner with a very poor 3-0 defeat to Newport County. My strategy of all out attack also left me embarassed when Oxford United battered me, and they should have scored many more goals.

Transfers

As you can see a lot of players were signed, basically the whole team actually as what I had was very poor. This more than likely contributed to the slow start to the season but when the team gelled they were pretty impressive for the level.

vettel - Merthyr Tydfil - 2011/2012 - Blue Square Premier

Best Eleven

Media Prediction - 24th

League Table

An incredible season for me once again. A much more balanced tactic this season, but still plenty of games with goals. In fact we managed to score 4 or more goals in 9 games. A complete overhaul of the squad led to a slow start to the season, with only 10 points from the first 11 games. From the tenth game onward there was a gradual climb up the table, with again a long unbeaten streak after Christmas helping us to hang around the playoff zone. When we finally overtook Cambridge at the top of the table with around ten games left we held 1st place right until the end of the season as they declined. Once again though we didn't make it easy for ourselves and a defeat to Histon in the penultimate fixture meant that it went down to the last game of the season. All I had to realistically do was win the last game because of my superior goal difference, and we did so emphatically,denying Barnet a playoff place in the process. Histon would have needed to win 13-0 to take the league, but lost, leaving us as clear Champions by 3 points.

I was narrowly defeated 2-1 in the First Round of the FA Cup by Wrexham and was defeated 3-2 in the FA Trophy 2nd Round. I really need to up my performances in cup competitions for the next season as the revenue will be incredibly useful!

Transfers

As you can see I cleared out nearly the entire team from my first season. I managed to get vastly superior replacements by raiding the youngsters released on free's Premier League and Championship clubs. It should mean that I have to make minimal changes to the squad in the coming League Two campaign, which will help the finances a little. I was especially pleased with the following players, who were the key players for my team:

Guillem Bauza - Ever present up front with 18 goals and 15 assists from 37 games.

Cody Arnoux - The best striker in the squad according to my assistant manager, he only managed 19 league games due to a broken leg that put him out for 8 months that he got during training of all places! Still, I was relatively pleased with his return of 8 goals and 6 assists in the league.

Andras Simon - Released from Liverpool I had my doubts initially and he was a sub until Arnoux got injured. When Arnoux got injured he came into the team and was outstanding with 20 goals and 9 assists from 35 appearances

Bob Malcolm - When I saw him I knew I had to sign him. A rock in the deep lying playmaker role, his experience and influence more than made up for his lack of pace. No goals and only 2 assists from 26 games, but his experience made him an excellent captain for a very young team.

Roy O'Donovan - Hit a rich vein of form after Christmas and popped up with goals when the strikers were struggling to make a breakthrough. 13 goals and 6 assists from 40 appearances from the right of midfield was a brilliant return for the season.

Forgive the lack of ability to show squads, I've just gone past the 25th June in my third season so cannot get for either of the previous seasons. Now to brave the world of professional football in League Two!

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How goes it with Boston, Almondo? I saw a post at the top of the page that says your in the CL :thup:

Just won the PL and lost in the CL final to Juventus

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Just won the PL and lost in the CL final to Juventus

Congratulations and unlucky at the same time. Hope you can grab the CL crown soon.

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Cheers Terk. I didn't expect either thing really and would have been fine with a top 4 and 3rd in the CL group stage. Anyway I'll post a full report later on.

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That's true. But I think the bug aspect of it is that the board would allow the building of a new stadium before making your current stadium all-seater, or at least moving you to another ground temporarily. There is no way a board would allow you to have a 500-1000 capacity when you are in the Premier league.

Very, very frustrating this. Think i'll have to dump my game now :(

3 days I've spent on it too!

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Hey Terk :)

Tiverton progress has stalled somewhat as uni work is cranking up a notch, and I just bought Final Fantasy 13 :D

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Boston united season 21 2030/31

League Table , Position Graph final position - 1st

The league was great for us. After missing out last year we didn't need to bring many players in and so just strengthened slightly. It seems to have done the trick as we spent most of the season sat at the top.

Cups

Community Shield

My first appearance in the Community Shield saw us face double winners Stoke for the first Silverware of the season. It was a close game that saw us run out 2-1 winners.

FA Cup

A good showing in the FA Cup getting to the final. Unfortunately Man City were too strong in the final

League Cup

Finally made the final.

Champions League

All I wanted was a good showing and maybe 3rd place in the group. However making the final was a great achievement for us. We then had a good showing against Juventus losing 1-0 in the final.

Transfers

Star Player

The star player this season has been James Farrell

Farrell has been great down the left chipping in with a few goals as well. He managed to stay mainly injury free after suffering a Cruciate injury last season and it showed.

Key Players

Melvin Volkers

Antonis Labakis

Stuart McArthur

Iain Mackay

Finances

I also recieved the Manager of the Year award.

Season           League              Final Position               Achievments
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2010/11       Blue Square North          7th                         none
2011/12       Blue Square North          2nd                       Promoted Via Playoffs
2012/13       Blue Square Premier        15th                        none  
2013/14       Blue Square Premier        20th                        none
2014/15       Blue Square Premier        12th                        none
2015/16       Blue Square Premier        3rd                       Lost in Playoff Final   
2016/17       Blue Square Premier        1st                       Automatic Promotion, FA Trophy
2017/18       Coca Cola League 2         2nd                       Automatic Promtion
2018/19       Coca Cola League 1         21st                      Relegated to League 2
2019/20       Coca Cola League 2         4th                       Lost in Playoff Final
2020/21       Coca Cola League 2         4th                       Promoted via Playoffs
2021/22       Coca Cola League 1         9th                         none
2022/23       Coca Cola League 1         11th                        none
2023/24       Coca Cola League 1         1st                       League 1 Champions
2024/25       Coca Cola Championship     11th                        none
2025/26       Coca Cola Championship     14th                        none
2026/27       Coca Cola Championship     5th                      Lost in Playoff Semi Finals
2027/28       Coca Cola Championship     1st                      Championship Champions 
2028/29       Premier League             7th                      Qualified for the Europa League
2029/30       Premier League             2nd                      Qualified for the Champions League
2030/31       Premier League             1st                      Premier League and Carling Cup Winners

Other Winners

Premier League - Boston Utd

FA Cup - Man City

Carling Cup - Boston Utd

Champions League - Juventus

Europa League - Athletico Madrid

Aims for next season

Strengthen the squad and try to take the CL title.

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I do indeed :(

Fever-pitch.net Carbon Logos

Think you have to register before you can download, but that is a thread for that style of logo. It includes England down to level 8. There's a HUGE megapack but they also link to the logos for each individual competition lower down the page if you don't want to have to download them all.

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