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This Kyle Wilson is a God. Saw his name being mentioned a lot snapped him up. He has 18 goals in 23 games. Insane.

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[URL="http://fansub.me/~scab/fm/dafuge10/Mr.%20Scab-53.png"]New Stadium[/URL] \o/

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[SIZE=3][B]Season 2019/20 Review - Kingstonian in the Premier League[/B][/SIZE]

[URL="http://fansub.me/%7Escab/fm/dafuge10/English%20Premier%20Division.png"]League Table[/URL]
[URL="http://fansub.me/%7Escab/fm/dafuge10/English%20Premier%20Division-2.png"]Past Positions[/URL]

Pretty much exactly what I expected and aimed for, or rather a bit better. As the start of the season drew nearer it was obvious that I was neither going to find enough suitable players to properly strengthen all parts of the team, nor afford to sign even half of them. So, I went back to my old 4-5-1 and settled for a few new defenders and central midfielders, aiming to keep a good enough defence to survive the first season. We were playing at Upton Park for the first half of the season while The Fans' Stadium was being expanded, so the idea was basically to make as much money as possible from gate receipts and TV while spending just enough to stay up. We ended up making more than £22M over the course of the season in this way, so mission success!

[URL="http://fansub.me/%7Escab/fm/dafuge10/Kingstonian-51.png"]FA Cup[/URL] | [URL="http://fansub.me/%7Escab/fm/dafuge10/Kingstonian-50.png"]League Cup[/URL]

Didn't get very far, as usual.

[URL="http://fansub.me/%7Escab/fm/dafuge10/Kingstonian-49.png"]Squad[/URL]

Weak. Very weak. But strong enough when it mattered as we focused on taking the "easy" points against fellow relegation battlers while more or less fielding the backups against the big teams to give the regulars some rest. Pinto did great as the lone striker up front; 17 premier league goals in this team with this line-up is nothing to be ashamed of.

[URL="http://fansub.me/%7Escab/fm/dafuge10/Kingstonian-52.png"]Transfers[/URL]

Buying players for a PL team is expensive! £8.5M was seriously as absolutely low as I was able to go after scouting like crazy, and that didn't get us much. The pick of the bunch would probably have to be [URL="http://fansub.me/%7Escab/fm/dafuge10/1.%20Javier.png"]Javier[/URL], joining from Burnley to sort out my disastrous GK situation.

[B]Aim for next season:[/B] It's going to be another year until the [URL="http://fansub.me/%7Escab/fm/dafuge10/Mr.%20Scab-53.png"]new stadium[/URL] is built and we're now back at our rented 9100 all-seater (why did we pay to have this expanded again?), so it might have to be another money-saving season. Avoiding the relegation spots would probably suffice just fine for now.

[code]Season Team League Finished Achievements
2010/11 Kingstonian Blue Square South 4th -
2011/12 Kingstonian Blue Square South 1st Champions, Promotion
2012/13 Kingstonian Blue Square Premier 3rd FA Trophy winners
2013/14 Kingstonian Blue Square Premier 3rd Promotion through playoffs
2014/15 Kingstonian Coca-Cola League 2 8th -
2015/16 Kingstonian Coca-Cola League 2 2nd Promotion
2016/17 Kingstonian Coca-Cola League 1 5th -
2017/18 Kingstonian Coca-Cola League 1 2nd Promotion
2018/19 Kingstonian Coca-Cola Championship 7th -
2019/20 Kingstonian Coca-Cola Championship 2nd Promotion
2020/21 Kingstonian Premier League 14th -[/code]

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[SIZE=4][B]G. Keenan's FC United- 2017/2018 Season Review- Coca-Cola League 1[/B][/SIZE]

Season review: It looked like I might be in for another long season after my first couple of games but my form quickly turned around and an unbelievably good midseason run carried me to the top of the league, I stayed there 'till the end. Champions!

[URL="http://img690.imageshack.us/i/picture16k.png/"]League Table[/URL]
[URL="http://img697.imageshack.us/i/picture17.png/"]Graph[/URL]

[URL="http://img10.imageshack.us/i/picture18pr.png/"]Squad[/URL]
[URL="http://img97.imageshack.us/i/picture19b.png/"]Finances[/URL]

[SIZE=4]Career Overview[/SIZE]
[code]Season League Position Achievements
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2010/11 Blue Square North 5th None
2011/12 Blue Square North 1st Promoted, BSN champions
2012/13 Blue Square Premier 7th None
2013/14 Blue Square Premier 3rd Promoted, playoffs
2014/15 Coca-Cola League 2 22nd None
2015/16 Coca-Cola League 2 3rd Promoted
2016/17 Coca-Cola League 1 16th None
2017/18 Coca-Cola League 1 1st Promoted, L1 Champions
[/code]

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league 2 is not going well for me :( I'm getting hammered and don't know why as I have a decent team.

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[b]Hendon Mid-Season Premier League Review Season 2020/2021[/b]

Sitting 2nd in the premier league in January and have just signed what I think is a true world class DMC to bolster my team for the last half of the season, we also have a league cup semi final tie against Everton to come and are really playing some amazing football. My old 4132 I used to get promoted upto the championship works brilliantly with good central midfielders and strikers, feel like we can score everytime we attack now!

I'll do a full report with transfers and screenshots when the season ends!

[b]Hendons Season 2018/2019 Review[/b]

Well the first season was all about not getting relegated, we were given a pretty decent transfer & wage budget but I simply had to look at bosmans for the main part as I felt my squad lacked realy premier league quality players. Thankfully though there does appear to be plenty of regens from top european clubs that are available on bosmans each season that can easily be part of a squad that stays in the league, come the end of the season we'd spent £25m on players and recieved £7m, my wage budget was slightly over expected but then we did spend £8m less then I agreed so adjusted the budgets and we were fine financially.

I decided to play a 442 this season, mainly because my 4132 when in the championship didn't do that well and I actually got promoted whilst using this 442 so thought I'd stick with it. We conceeded alot of goals, mainly because we rarely dominated games so were under pressure quite alot and due to my defenders being average quality for the league we simply couldn't keep clean sheets.

However we did score enough goals to ensure we were never really in a relegation battle and ended the season in 12th position, top goalscorer this season was Bob Baird, a Scottish regen who I signed on a free transfer after his contract with Aston Villa was up. I later sold Bob Baird the season after for £6.25m to Sheff Wednesday to help fund my aim to finish higher in the league.

We did absolutely nothing of note in the cups either, mainly due to me not taking it that seriously as I wanted to avoid injuries to my first team as I didn't have the finances to replace any long term injuries.

[url=http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/Spurs1979/FM2010/Transfers2018.jpg]Transfers for season[/url]

[b]Hendon Season 2019/2020 Season Review[/b]

This season I decided to keep with my 442 formation but aim to fill in the weaker spots of my team with better players in hope it will push me further up the table towards the european places, it didn't really work though and we still struggled to dominate games, even against teams I really expected us to which was quite dissapointing. We did have a better season though and finished in 10th place, so although a small improvement we did ensure the money kept coming into the club so we can try to afford better players so all in all this season was also a success for the club.

Yet again I was busy in the transfer market but this season it was harder to find bosman players that I fancied to improve us as a team but I did find some backup players and players for the future so was still pleased with the players I was able to sign for nothing. We did spend more this season though with a total of £57m on improving the squad including a Brazilian centre back called Andre who I signed for £11.5m from Internacional, however my chairman decided in January to sell him for £20.5m to Arsenal which angered me greatly because he was my best player and was really playing very well. We also didn't need the money as we were not in debt in any form and my wages were below my wage budget but he still decided it was good business unfortunately.

My top goalscorer this year was Bulgarian striker Nikolay Lazarov who was a bargain signing for £1m from Lillestrom, he went on to score 13 goals for me this season but was later sold to Everton in the summer for £10m, I was pleased with the deal because although he was my top goalscorer I was only going to try and use him as a sub next season if I could upgrade my strikers so to get £10m for him was a good deal.

[url=http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/Spurs1979/FM2010/Transfers2019.jpg]Transfers for season[/url]

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Just setup a league cup final game against either Arsenal or Liverpool after we drew 2-2 away to Everton & 1-1 at home to Everton in our semi final legs :D

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[b]Lanthal Rowning - Tiverton Town - Blue Square South[/b]

Started as the manager of [url=http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii91/Lanthal/Tiverton/Profile.jpg]Tiverton Town.[/url] I've used them every time in the challenge since making a completely blind choice back in '07 with them. Never gotten them past BSP though, get distracted by shiny things very easily. This is going to be the year for it though!

Started by bringing in two scouts, a coach and GK coach and a physio. Managed to score Kristian Rogers as my keeper who seems to be pretty decent and wanted by several clubs. This is a new learning experience for me as I'd never, in the past, played players with pace of 1 but i have a few cracking players who are there or thereabouts with their pace and they're actually doing the job from what I've seen so far. Tiverton has got a really old team though so I'm trying to inject a bit of youth.

Pre-season has seen a 0-0 vs Staines, 1-1 vs Exeter and a 3-0 walloping of Braintree. Bookies have me at 14-1 which isn't too bad.

Bring on the season!!!

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[B][SIZE=3]dlnwba86 - King's Lynn - Season 1 - BSN[/SIZE][/B]

Well i usually do okay getting out of this league, BSP tends to be the problem, so i was hopeful of a decent season back in charge of King's Lynn.

The season started off terribly, only 1 win out of 10 and hovering precariously above the drop-zone, but then, an unbelieveable run of form, probably the best i've ever had on FM, [URL="http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/dln424/posgraph.jpg"]15 wins in 16 games (not inc. cups) put me up into the play-offs spots[/URL]. For the remainder of the season i battled away to try and catch Hyde who had been top since day 2. It went down to the last day of the season but despite a last minute winner, it wasn't enough to take 1st so it was the play-offs for us...

Play-offs: In the semis, a 1-1 draw at Tamworth was followed by a convinving 3-1 home win and set up a final against Fleetwood...

[URL="http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/dln424/playoff.jpg"]Play-off Final[/URL] | [URL="http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/dln424/table2010.jpg"]League Table[/URL]

Needless to say, i was gutted, didn't perform at all and am consigned to another season in the BSN.

Finances - In the black :D

Cups - :( somehow lost to Wivenhoe in the FA cup.

Players:

[URL="http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/dln424/renton.jpg"]Renton[/URL] - Norwich loanee scored some vital goals and hopefully i can keep him for next season too.

[URL="http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/dln424/transfers.jpg"]Transfers[/URL]

Next Season - Given the performance this season, anything other than promotion would be a failure.

Season 1 - BSN (2nd) - Play-off Finalists

PS: Start of season 2, some decent signings and 7 pts out of 9 so a good start.:thup:

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It can only go worser next season, that is the only bad thing I can say about this season. Won the BSP and the FA Trophy! OLE OLE :)

report soon!

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starting again due to crashed save :( for my manger details look at my last post just going to use the same save!

3rd time lucky for the toots?

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Combined post of My first season in BSP and the start of second season in BSP


[B]Spartansteen - Jordan Latimer - Nuneaton Town - BSP[/B]
Season 11/12 (season 2)

Media Prediction 16th :confused:
[B]Season Review[/B]

A good final position in the league i was worrying after the first 10 games as i was hovering round relegation:thdn: but after changing my tactics back to 4-4-2 we began climbing back up the league, if it wasn't for our poor run of form early in the season i think we could of been in the playoffs! However we managed to stay out of debt with a decent fa cup run to the 3rd round which we lost 4-2 to top of league one Southampton!


[B]My best X1 BSP[/B] [URL="http://s671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/Spartansteen09/?action=view¤t=BSPBestX1.jpg"]http://s671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/Spartansteen09/?action=view¤t=BSPBestX1.jpg[/URL]

[B]Transfers[/B] [URL="http://s671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/Spartansteen09/?action=view¤t=BSPtransfers-1.jpg"]http://s671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/Spartansteen09/?action=view¤t=BSPtransfers-1.jpg[/URL]

[B]League Table[/B] [URL="http://s671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/Spartansteen09/?action=view¤t=BSPLeagueTable.jpg"]http://s671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/Spartansteen09/?action=view¤t=BSPLeagueTable.jpg[/URL]


[CODE]Season League League Finish Achievements
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2010/11 Blue Square North 1st Promoted, BSN Champions
2011/12 Blue Square Prem 10th Fa Cup 3rd Round[/CODE]


[B]2012/13 Season Start Review[/B]

Media Prediction 12th :thup:

[B]Transfers[/B] [URL="http://s671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/Spartansteen09/?action=view¤t=BSPSEASON2TRANSFERS.jpg"]http://s671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/Spartansteen09/?action=view¤t=BSPSEASON2TRANSFERS.jpg[/URL]

[B]New Best X1[/B] [URL="http://s671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/Spartansteen09/?action=view¤t=BSPSEASON2BESTX1.jpg"]http://s671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/Spartansteen09/?action=view¤t=BSPSEASON2BESTX1.jpg[/URL]

Ambitions for season 2012/13
* Push for playoffs
* Good FA Cup run
* Maintain Positive Bank Balance

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[B]Looking Busy's Second Season at King's Lynn, Early season review
[/B]
After bringing in 7 or 8 new free transfers and letting around half my squad go, it's been an understandable inconcsistant start to the new season.

After being the defensive specialists of the Blue Square North this season our defense hasn't been as solid, but equally that hasn't been helped by niggling injuries to defensive players. The switch to a standard 4-4-2 however has helped in the attacking part of the game, scoring far more this season. My two main strikers already ahead of last seasons total. I have been picking up more injuries, so a new physio and fitness coach might be needed.

After 10 games i'm just outside the playoffs in 7th, having played a couple of tricky away games at Altringham and Fleetwood.
My cup form is as bad as ever, having reached the 3rd qualfying round of the FA Cup i got drawn an away tie at Dulwich. My team always seems to struggle against the lower rep teams and a terrible performance resulted in a 2-0 defeat.

Anyway i'm hopeful of a playoff spot, against a media prediction of 17th. Not sure we'd be ready for promotion as most of my team seem to be suited to the Blue Square North and only a couple for the Blue Square Prem. I've also just made a request for a parent club after norwich severed ties. They've come up with ipswich who will pay £12.5K per year, and a friendly. Need a good run in the FA trophy to get some cash in, not sure i could survive in the Blue Sq Prem with another year of no transfer budget.

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My scouts are doing an excellent job finding some top quality young players throughout Europe. Shame I don't have the money to sign any of them!

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[quote name='Gypsum']My scouts are doing an excellent job finding some top quality young players throughout Europe. Shame I don't have the money to sign any of them![/QUOTE]

You still got no transfer budget? i'm in my second season at King's Lynn and am about 80K in debt, so can't see me getting a budget anytime soon. Won't even let me scout France anymore

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Heh, is anybody getting players requesting a £2 signing on fee? That must be, in the words of the legendary Jim Bowen, BFH. Bless.

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[quote name='dsqd']Heh, is anybody getting players requesting a £2 signing on fee? That must be, in the words of the legendary Jim Bowen, BFH. Bless.[/QUOTE]

Thankfully no. I wouldn't be able to afford it if they did

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[quote name='looking busy']You still got no transfer budget? i'm in my second season at King's Lynn and am about 80K in debt, so can't see me getting a budget anytime soon. Won't even let me scout France anymore[/QUOTE]

Well, what's worse is that I set my scouts to find free players. I just can't afford the wages! My finances are ok since I got into the Championship and we're sitting comfortably with £650k in the bank. but the board won't let me boost the wage budget to attract these players. We have a small squad too as I had to sell off some players to get new guys in, which usually makes the latter part of the season tricky!

Maybe they think that because i'm still using a BSN signing in the Championship I don't actually need new players!

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[quote name='Gypsum']Well, what's worse is that I set my scouts to find free players. I just can't afford the wages! My finances are ok since I got into the Championship and we're sitting comfortably with £650k in the bank. but the board won't let me boost the wage budget to attract these players. We have a small squad too as I had to sell off some players to get new guys in, which usually makes the latter part of the season tricky!

Maybe they think that because i'm still using a BSN signing in the Championship I don't actually need new players![/QUOTE]

Who is your bsn signing? Looks like i'm about to win the bsp title, so he could useful in L2!

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okay I've taken over as manager of Kings Lynn

Here's my [url=http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o210/almondsnuts/Dafuges%20Challenge/JamesAlmond-2.png]profile[/url]

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[quote name='Spartansteen']Who is your bsn signing? Looks like i'm about to win the bsp title, so he could useful in L2![/QUOTE]

He's a Scottish regen called Craig Rodger, so not much use to you i'm afraid. But here's his career so far...

[IMG]http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9487/craigrodgercareermid201.jpg[/IMG]

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[font=Georgia][color=#FF6600][size=+1]dafuge's FM10 Challenge Summary Preview[/size][/color][/font]

Here is the latest [url=http://spreadsheets.google.com/lv?key=t-jDMkkarK7raFHJ_L3kLNQ&type=view&gid=0&f=true&sortcolid=-1&sortasc=true&rowsperpage=250]Challenge Summary[/url].

Will add more functionality / stats soon. If you like what I've done, the best way to support this is by [url=http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dEd2NGxrZmlVMjAwSW9IUVdBcTJkQ2c6MA]updating your season thus far at this website[/url]. Bookmark it now! Add any suggestions/feedback/problems here or PM me.

Meanwhile I should get to my [i]own[/i] challenge haha.

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[B]Farmborough - Season 1 - Blue Square South[/B]

A brilliant first season in my maiden season in this challenge. Made quite a few new [URL="http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z306/Doiggy2007/Dafuge%20Challenge/Farnborough-3.png"]transfers[/URL], James Keatings probably the pick of the bunch with 35 goals in all competitions. My [URL="http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z306/Doiggy2007/Dafuge%20Challenge/Farnborough.png"]squad[/URL] performed above expectations all season, predicted to finish 17th, I won the [URL="http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z306/Doiggy2007/Dafuge%20Challenge/BlueSquareSouth.png"]league[/URL] by 3 points, was tough at the end, however as I started to slip up and drop points every other game, lucky for me, so did Dover and the other teams around us.

The cups were a different story really, the FA Trophy I got played off the park by Aldershot (BSP) and beat 3-0. The FA Cup though was fantastic. Beat AFC Telford in round 1, Rochdale (after a replay) in Round 2, and then finally bowed out to Championship side Plymouth in the 3rd round, only 2-0 though and we put up a really spirited fight!

Aims for next season:

Stay in the BSP
Another good cup run
Maybe turn professional.

[CODE]

Season League League Finish Achievements
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2010/11 Blue Square South 1st Promoted, BSS Champions, FA Cup 3rd Round[/CODE]

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[B]Doiggy_2007 [/B]the code icon # is on the posting screen (advanced options), you then write in what you want to, personally i do it first on notepad and then cut and paste it in

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[url=http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu39/DC321FM/FM10/overleveraged.jpg]We're raring to go and fully equipped for our second bite at the BSS cherry.[/url]

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[quote name='Thebaker'][B]Doiggy_2007 [/B]the code icon # is on the posting screen (advanced options), you then write in what you want to, personally i do it first on notepad and then cut and paste it in[/QUOTE]

Thanks mate, edited my post now with it in.

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[quote name='Almondo']okay I've taken over as manager of Kings Lynn

Here's my [URL="http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o210/almondsnuts/Dafuges%20Challenge/JamesAlmond-2.png"]profile[/URL][/QUOTE]

Good luck, King's Lynn is a toughie. No tranfer budget, I had a very poor starting squad, and was in debt before half the season had gone.

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i'm beginning to think my ass man and coaches don't know anything. I signed Michael Noone and set him up as my main corner, freekick and penalty taker.
all my coaches think i should remove him and have someone else do it, he has 15 corners, 17 free kicks and 15 for penalties, their suggestions have values of 8 for corners and freekicks and 10 for penalties :rolleyes:
There is also a big difference in my scouting reports on how talented a player is and what my ass man and coach think of them. my scouts tell me a player is cc1/2 potential, i sign him or trial him, the ass man and coach think he is only BSP. The 2 scouts, ass man and coach all have between 12-16 judging attributes

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[quote name='Thebaker']i'm beginning to think my ass man and coaches don't know anything. I signed Michael Noone and set him up as my main corner, freekick and penalty taker.
all my coaches think i should remove and have someone else do it, he has 15 corners, 17 free kicks and 15 for penalties, their suggestions have values of 8 for corners and freekicks and 10 for penalties :rolleyes:
There is also a big difference in my scouting reports on how talented a player is and what my ass man and coach think of them. my scouts tell me player is he cc1/2 potential, i sign him or trial him, the ass man and coach think he is only BSP. The 2 scouts, ass man and coach all have between 12-16 judging attributes[/QUOTE]

I'm having real problems with mine as well. Think a back room clear out is in order. A couple of times my scouts have recommended a player as being good enough for a division of so higher, i've taken them on trial and the turn out to be complete dog ....

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Another quick question. Leaked transfer stories, is that anything to do with my staff, or is it just some random thing that SI have put in the game and happens because i'm at a small club? Don't want to spend money sacking my staff (albeit they are useless) if i don't have to

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[quote name='looking busy']I'm having real problems with mine as well. Think a back room clear out is in order. A couple of times my scouts have recommended a player as being good enough for a division of so higher, i've taken them on trial and the turn out to be complete dog ....[/QUOTE]

the problem is that attributes wise none are too bad, my ass man has jpa 14 jpp 14, coach has jpa 16 jpp 15 and the scouts are jpa 14 jpp 15 and jpa 12 jpp 12.
They should be more similar in their opinions

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Oh my, out of nowhere, I've won the BSP play-offs in my second season..

Won about 12 out of my last 15 games and sneaked into 5th by a point, then beat Cambridge in the final 3-2! Genius.

Update tomorrow probably.

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[b][size=4]Cambridge C - 2010/11 - Blue Square North[/b][/size]

Tough season, very tough start as the club was sat bottom up until around December time. However, finally got some wins going, including a 6-3 win over leaders Southport. Impressive end, but still finished just outside the relegation spots. Already in the 2011/12 season and signed some players that should help move us up the table.

League Table:
[url]http://i36.tinypic.com/jshp2e.jpg[/url]

Player of the Season:
[url]http://i38.tinypic.com/2149jqe.jpg[/url]
Barrie Matthews, signed before I came in charge. 41 games, 6 goals, 9 assists, 3 Man of the Match awards.

Other competitions:
FA Cup: 2nd Qualifying Round, lost 1-0 to Brackley. Embarassingly.
FA Trophy: 3rd Qualifying Round, lost 2-1 to Solihull Moors in a replay. Quite unlucky actually.

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Won the bsp surprisingly and fa trophy in my 3rd season!
Now begining L2 and one of my excellent regens got snapped up for 220k :(

Season review posted later

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[B]2010/11 - Billericay Town[/B] - Blue Square South

[URL="http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/rebelisrael/dafuge-profile.jpg"]Profile[/URL]

Decided to give this challenge a real try after running Gundo's in FM08 and never really bothering with the game extensively last year. Decided not to post until I had finished a season. :D

League Position - 2nd
[URL="http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/rebelisrael/dafuge-profile.jpg"]TABLE[/URL]
[URL="http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/rebelisrael/positions1011.jpg"]GRAPH[/URL]

Had a surprisingly good season considering I had a very small, crap squad to start with. I basically started signing frees by the bushel in July and then never really stopped all season long. My Best XI probably turned over two full times between the beginning and end of season. Here are my [URL="http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/rebelisrael/transfers1011.jpg"]transfers[/URL]. Key transfers being my keeper, Gary Montgomery, the imperious [URL="http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/rebelisrael/standing1011.jpg"]Michael Standing[/URL] in midfield, and the man I later discovered is a legend on these boards, player of the season [URL="http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/rebelisrael/pos1011.jpg"]Kyle Wilson[/URL].

While we had an unbelievable run in January/February that had Ricay top of the table, Braintree clearly were the class of the division and a hectic fixture list led to a 2nd place finish and the dreaded playoffs. In the first leg we were lucky to avoid a Bath side that had been near the top all year long and instead drew Eastbourne Boro. The first leg was away at Priory Lane, and a Wilson goal nicked a one goal [URL="http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/rebelisrael/playoff-semi1.jpg"]result[/URL].

The return fixture was a bloodbath. A dour first half was livened in the 40th minute when my center-half lost his head and was given a straight red for a violent foul. I tightened the screws and set out my stall to defend. It got complicated when in the 65th minute my 4th choice MC who was in due to injuries/exhaustion got sent off for a 2nd yellow. The boys dug deep however and Ricay snatched the draw that sent them through with only the keeper being tested twice. [URL="http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/rebelisrael/playoff-semi2.jpg"]Result[/URL].

In the final we faced off against Carshalton Athletic whom we had faced twice this season, losing a 0-1 that killed our title chances, and drawing 1-1 earlier in the season. They had been our equals in defensive record, so I expected a close match. I got one, though a Standing goal in the 4th minute left the result never really in doubt, as Carshalton create most of their chances on the break, and the goal meant I never had to come out. A dire 1-0 means Ricay are [URL="http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/rebelisrael/playoff-final1011.jpg"]UP[/URL]!

The cups were for the young and infirm this year, Billericay dropping at the 3rd qualifying round in both the FA Cup proper and the FA Trophy.

For next season, I'm expecting to continue to beg, borrow and steal for players. Our success was really more down to a couple key players and a good defensive tactic. Anyway, there's my story and I'm sticking to it.

[B]Billericay Town[/B]
[I]2010/2011 - Blue Square South - 2nd, playoffs - promoted, FA Cup - 3rd qualifying round, FA Trophy - 3rd qualifying round[/I]

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Nearing christmas in our Championship campaign and we lost 6-3 to Charlton! So I had to shake up the defence. Reverted to the back four which helped me to win League 1 and we have gone on a nice little run, beating 2nd place (and local rivals) Peterborough, Bolton, Stoke and a good draw with Sheff Utd. We've climbed up to 6th now, but it's flattering really as we're quite a way off the top 3 and in the middle of a group of about 7 teams in reach of the playoffs. But a lot can happen in the time remaining!

And [URL="http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5081/craigrodgermid2014.jpg"]Craig Rodger[/URL] has scored 16 in 23 games so far this season. Taking his career league total to 133 goals in 201 appearances spanning 5 divisions (all for King's Lynn). Amazing player!

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My photobucket is saying "mobile photbucket" and I can't use it (it's designed for mobiles) - any way to fix this?

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[B][SIZE=4]Nantwich Town - Blue Square North - Season 2011/12[/SIZE][/B]


[URL="http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af126/Wlv_2009/league-1.jpg"][B]Blue Square Premier League Table[/B][/URL]

[I]Very similar story to last season, won a lot of home games, lost a lot of away games, had a 10 game unbeaten run and then didn't win for 6 - unfortunately this came at the end of the season, it turned out that if we had won a few more games, we'd be in the playoffs[/I]

[URL="http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af126/Wlv_2009/squad-1.jpg"][B]Nantwich Town's 11/12 Mid-Table Squad[/B][/URL]

[I]I was quite happy with the squad, although most my major signings (Wiemann, Noone, Grieve, Sanchez, Mountford) all came near the end of the second window - I'm hoping that they all feature in next season.[/I]

[URL="http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af126/Wlv_2009/transfers-1.jpg"][B]2011/12 Transfers In/Out[/B][/URL]

[I]As stated last season, a lot of my promotion winning team were kicked out and replaced by slightly more capable players[/I]

[URL="http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af126/Wlv_2009/finances.jpg"][B]2011/12 Finances[/B][/URL]

[I]A good cup run meant that my bank balance was slightly better than last season, I feel I'll need another good run next season to get out of the red.[/I]

[B]Nantwich Towns 2012/13 Season Ambitions[/B]

[I]This is the season we go up, I have a good core squad now and only really need to improve the ML and MR positions - another good FA cup run is essential[/I]

[URL="http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af126/Wlv_2009/profile-1.jpg"][B]End of Season Manager Profile[/B][/URL]

[CODE]Season Division Position Achievements
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2010/11 BSN 3rd Play-off Winners
2011/12 BSP 12th [/CODE]


[i]Already half-way through the next season and sitting top of the table :)[/i]

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[quote name='Cardiovascular']My photobucket is saying "mobile photbucket" and I can't use it (it's designed for mobiles) - any way to fix this?[/QUOTE]

Mine said that too, i think there was a link at the top of the page that takes you to the usual site.

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[quote name='Cardiovascular']My photobucket is saying "mobile photbucket" and I can't use it (it's designed for mobiles) - any way to fix this?[/QUOTE]

I had that, I just changed my bookmark and it works fine now.

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[B][FONT=Arial Black][SIZE=5][U]Bedford Town 2010 / 2011 (Season 1)[/U][/SIZE][/FONT][/B]

[SIZE=4][B]Media Prediction: 21st[/B][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][B]Final Position: 13th[/B][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][B]Wage Budget: £4,312[/B][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][B]Current Wage Total: £3,036[/B][/SIZE]

[FONT=Arial][URL="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e269/steviedaniels/teamreport2010.jpg"]Team Report[/URL][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][URL="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e269/steviedaniels/managerprofile2010.jpg"]Manager Profile[/URL][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]Not an opening season to be proud of but survival none the less, after losing my opening 3 games I found a vein of form and managed to climb up to 6th inside the first 3rd of the season, and from there things went from bad to worse slipping down towards the foot of the table with a string of bad performances which resulted in a dip in morale I struggled to shift from the players. Only my exceptional home form saved me from a relegation fight having lost only 5 times at The New Eyrie this season.[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]I made in to the first round of the F.A Trophy, finally losing against Histon, a BSP side, after forcing a replay. We also made it to the 4th qualifying round of the F.A Cup losing too Rushden, another BSP side.[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][URL="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e269/steviedaniels/finaltable2010.jpg"]Table[/URL][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][URL="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e269/steviedaniels/finances2010.jpg"]Finances[/URL][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][URL="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e269/steviedaniels/transfers2010.jpg"]Transfers:[/URL][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]I decided that I needed to keep the budget low and didnt go all out for all the young players I see alot of you guys on here managed to get, most went to BSP and League 1 and 2 teams in my game, I just couldnt get them to come to Bedford, not sure if a low reputation was a determining factor as well here. Of those I brought in, Robbie Blackwell, a talented young right back was probably the pick of a poor bunch of players.[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]Best Player: [URL="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e269/steviedaniels/dormand2010.jpg"]James Dormand[/URL][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]The 24 year old keeper had a decent season with 18 clean sheets over the course of the 42 games so not too bad at all, so far he's the only contract I've renewed[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3][B]Summary/Aims:[/B][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]This team isnt good enough for promotion and money is tight, I will select the best performers and offer a reduced contract and then try to aquire some young players with good potential on very low wages to fill the rest of the team up and see how it goes next year, some 0% contribution loans this season might also be helpful to get some quality into the side. My attacking players are particulaly poor and my low goal tally this season reflects that so I will be addressing this in detail for next season and hoping to find a better quality striker at the very least. Im aiming for a finish inside the top 10 next season but with changes afoot with my playing staff I could finish anywhere![/FONT]

[CODE]Season Division Position Achievements
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[B]2010/11 BSN 13th[/B]
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[url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/2-0.jpg]Tonbridge 2-0 Burton[/url]
[url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/bulmer.jpg]Scorer of goal #2[/url] :cool::cool:

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In the Playoff Final after beating Bromley in the BSS. 3rd time lucky to get out of this league!

Sad thing is Will Salmon got injured for 4-5 months with a torn calf muscle. Unlucky for him, hopefully another player will step up and be counted.

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[quote name='Cardiovascular'][URL="http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/2-0.jpg"]Tonbridge 2-0 Burton[/URL]
[URL="http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/bulmer.jpg"]Scorer of goal #2[/URL] :cool::cool:[/QUOTE]
hehe how did you manage him to score that?

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