SnakeXe

[FM12] Now You Do Not Punish Someone, English Or Otherwise, For Being Rubbish At FM...

1,424 posts in this topic

[quote name='crouchaldinho']I also approve! :D[/QUOTE][quote name='deltablue']That's one for the album.[/QUOTE][quote name='ManchesterUnited-']Well done! (even though i support united!) :applause:[/QUOTE]
[quote name='SRL88']I approve :thup:.[/QUOTE]
Cheers guys :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When you can go half a season in the RPL conceding 2 goals I will be impressed :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='Flamers']When you can go half a season in the RPL conceding 2 goals I will be impressed :p[/QUOTE]
With Newcastle? :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
With any team other than CSKA or Anji :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[CENTER][IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Guttmann/Newcastle/175px-Newcastle_United_Logosvg.png[/IMG]

[SIZE=5]SnakeXe's Career - Season 23 - 2034/35

[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=4]Story of the Season:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/PL.png"][B]Premier League[/B][/URL] - [I]1st[/I]
We led for pretty much the whole rest of the season, and had the title all but sewn up with 3 games to go, took the foot off the gas and let Arsenal close up, but still a good season.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/FAC.png"][B]FA Cup[/B][/URL] - [I]Winners[/I]
Ridiculously easy, apart from needing a replay against MK Dons. Scored 23 without reply, including [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/FACF.png"]4 in the final[/URL] against last year's conquerors Blackburn.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/CC.png"][B]League Cup[/B][/URL] - [I]Fourth Round (lost v Man City)
[/I]Incredibly spawny win for Man City ended our defence of the trophy.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/CS.png"][B]Community Shield[/B][/URL] - [I]Winners[/I]
Revenge was sweet over Blackburn - the only side to eliminate us from any competition last season - although not as sweet as beating them in the FA Cup final later in the season.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/CL.png"][B]Champions League[/B][/URL] - [I]Winners[/I]
Sevilla nearly ended our challenge far earlier than I'd have hoped for, beating us 2-0 at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, against the run of play as usual, but we produced an incredibly professional performance at Fortress St. James', pegging them back 2-0 in normal time before smashing 3 past them in extra time for a 5-2 aggregate win. Liverpool provided far less resistance in the QF, as we smashed them 4-1 at home before producing a much better away performance on Merseyside, nicking a 2-1 win.

AC Milan edged out Werder Bremen on away goals to ruin my dream semi-final, and things got off to a terrible start in the San Siro, as Fred got himself sent off inside a minute. He's not played since and I'm considering binning him in the summer. Fortunately Wakefield plundered a goal on the counter, and despite conceding twice, 1-2 wasn't a bad result to take back home considering how it started. Once again, we went goal-crazy at home, smashing them 4-0 to set up a final with city rivals Inter. Despite a shakey start we took control of the game, and [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/CLF.png"]won 2-0[/URL] for my fourth continental triumph with my third different team!

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 Midseason/Results.png"][B]Results 1[/B][/URL] - [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/Results2.png"][B]Results 2[/B][/URL] - [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/Squad.png"][B]Squad[/B][/URL]

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/Transfers.png"][B]Transfers[/B][/URL] - [I]£18m recouped[/I]
God knows how we got £25m for the decent-but-unspectacular pair of Skowronski and Mathebula, but it helped us on the way to a massive profit. The ex-Crvena Zvezda pair of Jeftic and Martac were utterly bargainous on the ins, as was ex-Liverpool-reserve now Newcastle-record-breaker Andy Wakefield.

[B][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/Finances.png"]Finances[/URL]
[/B]Looking very very healthy now.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=4]5 Most Important Players:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]5. [B][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/Mendez.png"]Mario Méndez[/URL][/B] - AML/ST - Like Júnior before him, had a slightly difficult second season in the inside left position, but was still one of our most dangerous players - 14 goals and 20 assists aren't to be sniffed at. I'm expecting better next season though.
4. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/Reis.png"][B]Gil Reis[/B][/URL] - D/MR - Another unbelievably good and consistent season for the right-fullback.
3. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/Jeftic.png"][B]Blazo Jeftic[/B][/URL] - DC - Spectacular debut season for the "Beast of Belgrade". A towering presence in both boxes.
2. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/Wakefield.png"][B]Andy Wakefield[/B][/URL] - ST - Snapped up from Liverpool's reserves, he scored well in easier games whilst Maciulevicius was fit, and then stepped up very nicely to fill the void when the Lithuanian got a serious injury. Sometimes went missing in the big games, but you can't argue with a club-record 37 goals in 31 starts.
1. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35 End of Season/Ocles.png"][B]José Manuel Ocles[/B][/URL] - DM/M/AMRC - Another record-breaker, smashing his own record number of assists, with a whopping 26 in 28 starts. We just aren't the same team without him.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=4]History:[/SIZE]
[CODE]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Season | Team | League/Competition | Country | Position | Notes |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2012/13 | Weymouth | Blue Square South | England | 2nd | Playoff Semi-finalists |
| 2013/14 | Weymouth | Blue Square South | England | 3rd | Resigned in October |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2013/14 | Darlington | Blue Square Premier | England | 14th | 15th on arrival in October |
| 2014/15 | Darlington | Blue Square Premier | England | 2nd | Playoff Winners |
| 2015/16 | Darlington | League Two | England | 16th | Resigned in January |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2015/16 | Southend United | League One | England | 21st | Relegated, 24th on arrival in March |
| 2016/17 | Southend United | League Two | England | 1st | League Two Champions |
| 2017/18 | Southend United | League One | England | 2nd | Promoted |
| 2018/19 | Southend United | Championship | England | 17th | Resigned in October |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2018/19 | Wigan Athletic | Championship | England | 4th | 13th on arrival in October, Playoff Winners |
| 2019/20 | Wigan Athletic | Premier League | England | 15th | Left in December |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2019/20 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 8th | 14th on arrival in December, DFB-Pokal Winners |
| 2020/21 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 1st | B'liga Champions, Supercup Winners, EL Semi-Finalists |
| 2021/22 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 2nd | Supercup Winners, CL & DFB-Pokal Semi-Finalists |
| 2022/23 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 1st | B'liga Champions, Champions League Winners |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2023/24 | Arsenal | Premier League | England | 2nd | Champ's League Semi-Finalists, League Cup Finalists |
| 2024/25 | Arsenal | Premier League | England | 1st | Premier League Winners, League Cup Finalists |
| 2025/26 | Arsenal | Premier League | England | 1st | Premier League Winners |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2027 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | Brasileirao & Paulista Winners, Libertadores SF |
| 2028 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 2nd | Paulista & Copa Libertadores Semi-Finalists |
| 2029 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | Brasileirao & L'dores Winners, CWC RU, Paulista SF |
| 2030 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | B'leirao, L'dores, Paulista, Recopa Winners, CWC RU |
| 2031 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | Brasileirao, Paulista, Recopa Sudamericana Winners |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2030 | Brazil | Friendlies | Various | N/A | Appointed in July, P5 W2 D2 L1 |
| 2031 | Brazil | Copa América | S. America | R-Up | Copa América Runners Up, Resigned in July |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2031/32 | Vélez | Clausura | Argentina | 1st | Clausura Winners, Joined in February |
| 2032/33 | Vélez | Apertura | Argentina | 1st | Apertura Winners, Left in December |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2032/33 | Newcastle | Premier League | England | 7th | FA Cup Runners Up, Joined in December |
| 2033/34 | Newcastle | Premier League | England | 1st | Premier League & League Cup Winners |
| 2034/35 | Newcastle | Premier League | England | 1st | Premier League, FA Cup, & Champions League Winners |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/CODE]

[SIZE=4]Next Season:[/SIZE]
How do you follow that? By winning it all again I guess! I'd be happy with retaining the league and not embarassing ourselves in the others, though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
And adding the league cup. Not massively important though beyond giving you a better sweep for the season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
XML error on my save after the CL final so I have to replay the last league game of the season and the CL final.

I rarely swear on here, but for ****s ****ing sake.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Replayed it and got pretty similar results - 0-4 against Chelsea and 3-0 win over Inter. Let's hope it doesn't crash again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Whereabouts are you playing Ocles? I'm assuming right-wing, due to his pace, but he could quite easily play in 'the hole'. You've done well to get so many assists out of him, considering he does lack a bit technically.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='deltablue']And adding the league cup. Not massively important though beyond giving you a better sweep for the season.[/QUOTE]
Indeed! On a side-note I find it quite funny that I've won both the FA Cup and League Cup with Newcastle having played just one decent side in both of the campaigns, haha.

[quote name='AK22']Whereabouts are you playing Ocles? I'm assuming right-wing, due to his pace, but he could quite easily play in 'the hole'. You've done well to get so many assists out of him, considering he does lack a bit technically.[/QUOTE]
Yeah AMR as an orthodox winger with attack duty. To be honest he was a player I was looking at improving on even from when I first joined the club, but his performances have been absolutely top notch. His good Decisions stat helps I think, he's just very intelligent with his movement. A typical goal for us would be the MCR playing an early ball into Ocles' feet him drawing the fullback out before turning him and charging to the by-line before cutting it back for one of the other front 4.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[SIZE=5]Former Club Watch:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]
Weymouth F.C.:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
Boo.

[/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2012/13* Blue Square South 2nd Playoff Semi-finalists
2013/14* Blue Square South 9th I left in October (resigned)
2014/15 Blue Square South 10th -
2015/16 Blue Square South 19th -
2016/17 Blue Square South 9th FA Cup 2nd Round
2017/18 Blue Square South 3rd Playoff Winners
2018/19 Blue Square Premier 21st Relegated
2019/20 Blue Square South 14th -
2020/21 Blue Square South 14th -
2021/22 Blue Square South 19th -
2022/23 Blue Square South 18th -
2023/24 Blue Square South 22nd Relegated
2024/25 N/A N/A FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
2025/26 N/A N/A -
2026/27 N/A N/A FA Cup 3rd Round
2027/28 N/A N/A -
2028/29 N/A N/A -
2029/30 N/A N/A -
2030/31 N/A N/A FA Cup 1st Round
2031/32 N/A N/A -
2032/33 N/A N/A -
2033/34 N/A N/A -
2034/35 N/A N/A -

NB * indicates that I was in charge for at least part of the season.[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Darlington F.C.:

[SIZE=2]Amazing season for the Quakers, unfortunately ending in heartbreak at the hands of Leeds in extra time in the playoff final. That is, until my game crashed and they won it the second time, so at least someone benefitted from it!

[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2013/14* Blue Square Premier 14th I joined in October
2014/15* Blue Square Premier 2nd Playoff Winners
2015/16* League Two 18th I left in January (resigned)
2016/17 League Two 17th JPT North Quarter Final
2017/18 League Two 15th FA Cup 3rd Round
2018/19 League Two 3rd Promoted
2019/20 League One 22nd Relegated, FA Cup 4th Round
2020/21 League Two 20th -
2021/22 League Two 6th FA Cup 4th Round, Playoff Semi-finalists
2022/23 League Two 9th JPT North Quarter Final
2023/24 League Two 16th JPT North Semi Final
2024/25 League Two 11th -
2025/26 League Two 19th -
2026/27 League Two 19th -
2027/28 League Two 18th -
2028/29 League Two 20th -
2029/30 League Two 1st League Two Winners
2030/31 League One 12th FA Cup 4th Round
2031/32 League One 22nd Relegated, FA Cup 5th Round
2032/33 League Two 2nd Promoted, FA Cup 3rd Round
2033/34 League One 18th FA Cup 3rd Round
2034/35 League One 4th JPT N SF, FA Cup R3, Playoff Winners[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Southend United:

[SIZE=2]Similarly to Darlington, their fantastic season ended disappointingly - this time to the Quakers themselves on penalties in the playoff semi-final.

[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2015/16* League One 21st Relegated, I joined in March
2016/17* League Two 1st League Two Winners
2017/18* League One 2nd Promoted
2018/19* Championship 15th I left in October (resigned)
2019/20 Championship 20th -
2020/21 Championship 12th FA Cup 5th Round
2021/22 Championship 9th -
2022/23 Championship 15th -
2023/24 Championship 16th FA Cup Semi Final
2024/25 Championship 21st -
2025/26 Championship 19th -
2026/27 Championship 16th League Cup Runners up
2027/28 Championship 21st -
2028/29 Championship 22nd Relegated
2029/30 League One 3rd Playoff Semi-finalists
2030/31 League One 7th FA Cup 4th Round, JPT Finalists
2031/32 League One 17th JPT South Quarter-finalists
2032/33 League One 11th -
2033/34 League One 11th JPT South Semi-finalists
2034/35 League One 5th FA Cup 3rd Round, Playoff Semi-finalists[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Wigan Athletic:[/SIZE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

Four seasons of rock-solid mid-table is about as good as it's going to get league-wise for Wigan.

[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2018/19* Championship 4th I joined in October, Playoff Winners
2019/20* Premier League 11th I left in December (job offer)
2020/21 Premier League 18th League Cup Winners, Relegated
2021/22 Championship 2nd Promoted, League Cup Quarter-finalists
2022/23 Premier League 17th FA Cup 6th Round
2023/24 Premier League 19th Relegated
2024/25 Championship 5th Playoff Semi-finalists
2025/26 Championship 4th Playoff Winners, FA Cup 6th Round
2026/27 Premier League 5th FA Cup 6th Round, EL Qualification
2027/28 Premier League 19th League Cup Quarter-finalists
2028/29 Championship 6th FA Cup 5th Round, Playoff Semi-finalists
2029/30 Championship 4th Playoff Runners Up
2030/31 Championship 2nd Promoted
2031/32 Premier League 11th FA Cup 5th Round
2032/33 Premier League 14th -
2033/34 Premier League 12th -
2034/35 Premier League 10th -[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Werder Bremen:
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]
[SIZE=2]Die Werderaner finally look like a club on the up again - successive Champions League qualifications secured along with a deep run into the competition.

[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2019/20* 1. Bundesliga 8th I joined in December, DFB-Pokal Winners
2020/21* 1. Bundesliga 1st B'liga, S'cup Winners; EL Semi-finalists
2021/22* 1. Bundesliga 2nd S'cup Winners; EL, DFB-P Semi-finalists
2022/23* 1. Bundesliga 1st B'liga, Champs League Winners
2023/24 1. Bundesliga 2nd CWC, DFB-Pokal Winners
2024/25 1. Bundesliga 4th Champs League, DFB-Pokal Semi-finalists
2025/26 1. Bundesliga 4th -
2026/27 1. Bundesliga 3rd DFB-Pokal Winners
2027/28 1. Bundesliga 5th Europa League Semi-finalists
2028/29 1. Bundesliga 4th Europa League QF, DFB-Pokal RU
2029/30 1. Bundesliga 3rd Europa League Quarter-finalists
2030/31 1. Bundesliga 4th -
2031/32 1. Bundesliga 4th DFB-Pokal Semi-finalists
2032/33 1. Bundesliga 4th DFB-Pokal Quarter-finalists
2033/34 1. Bundesliga 2nd DFB-Pokal Runners Up
2034/35 1. Bundesliga 3rd DFB-Pokal & Champions League QF[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Arsenal:
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]
[SIZE=2]Ran us close in the Premier League, but surely should have done better than the first knockout round of the Europa League.[/SIZE][/SIZE]

[CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2023/24* Premier League 2nd CL Semi-finalists, LC Runners up
2024/25* Premier League 1st Premier League Winners, LC Runners Up
2025/26* Premier League 1st Premier League Winners
2026/27 Premier League 1st PL & CL Winners, FA Cup Semi-finalists
2027/28 Premier League 1st PL, CL, CWC & LC Winners, FA Cup Final
2028/29 Premier League 3rd League Cup Runners Up, Champ's Lg SF
2029/30 Premier League 1st Premier League Winners, Champ's Lg RU
2030/31 Premier League 1st PL & LC Winners, CL Runners Up
2031/32 Premier League 1st Prem League Winners, FA Cup Runners Up
2032/33 Premier League 2nd Champions League Semi-finalists
2033/34 Premier League 6th Champions League Runners Up
2034/35 Premier League 2nd FA Cup 6th Round[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Santos:
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]
[SIZE=2]A very poor season by their high standards, finishing with a meagre total of 70 points in the Brasileirao and chucking away both the Paulista final and the Copa Libertadores semi-final from commanding positions. Bizarrely were still entered into the Recopa Sudamericana, which they at least won.[/SIZE][/SIZE]

[CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2027* Brasileirao 1st B'leirao, Paulista Winners, L'dores SF
2028* Brasileirao 2nd Paulista, Libertadores Semi-finalists
2029* Brasileirao 1st B'leirao & L'dores W, P'lista SF, CWC RU
2030* Brasileirao 1st B'leirao, CL, P'lista & Recopa W, CWC RU
2031* Brasileirao 1st Brasileirao, Paulista & Recopa Winners
2032 Brasileirao 1st B'leirao, CL, & Paulista Winners, CWC RU
2033 Brasileirao 2nd CL, Recopa & Paulista Winners, CWC RU
2034 Brasileirao 2nd Paulista RU, CL SF, Recopa Winners[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Brazil:
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]
[SIZE=2]Realised I should probably include these guys as well. Absolute debacle of a World Cup, drawing with Greece and losing to Congo and Iran to finish bottom of the group. Decision to leave vindicated.[/SIZE][/SIZE]

[CODE]Season Competition Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2030* Friendlies - Appointed in July, P5 W2 D2 L1
2031* Copa América R-Up Copa América R-Up, Resigned in July
2032 Friendlies - P3 W2 D0 L1
2033 Confederations Cup 3rd Confederations Cup 3rd Placed Team
2031-33 CONMEBOL WC Qualifiers 2nd Qualified for World Cup
2034 World Cup Grp Stage Eliminated at Group Stage of WC[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Vélez:
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]
[SIZE=2]Esmerado and Esteche have gone as well now, and the manager seems to be playing rubbish players ahead of youngsters who performed excellently for me. Such a disappointment.[/SIZE][/SIZE]

[CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2031/32* Clausura 1st Clausura Winners, Joined in February
2032/33* Apertura 1st Apertura Winners, Left in December
2032/33 Clausura 1st Clausura Winners, CA 7th Rnd, CL SF
2033/34 Apertura 2nd Copa Sudamericana Semi-finalists
2033/34 Clausura 5th -
2034/35 Apertura 5th Copa Sudamericana Quarter-finalists
2034/35 Clausura 3rd Copa Libertadores 2nd Round[/CODE]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35%20End%20of%20Season/Raise.png[/IMG]

600% payrise? Don't mind if I do!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Would be silly if you didnt take it.

Cracking season with Newcastle & also a great season for Darlo :cool:.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[COLOR=#222222][CENTER][IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Guttmann/Newcastle/175px-Newcastle_United_Logosvg.png[/IMG]

[SIZE=5][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20Preseason/Me.png"]SnakeXe[/URL]'s Career - Season 24 Preseason Update - Newcastle United[/SIZE]
[/CENTER]

[SIZE=5][SIZE=3][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20Preseason/Expectations.png"]Board Expectations[/URL]:
[B][SIZE=2]Premier League[/SIZE][/B][SIZE=2] - Champions League qualification (minimum of Champions League qualification, predicted 3rd out of 20)
[B]FA Cup[/B] - Semi Final
[B]Carling Cup [/B][/SIZE][SIZE=2]- Unimportant
[B]Community Shield[/B] - Unimportant
[B]Champions League[/B] - Quarter Final
[B]European Super Cup[/B] - Learn from experience

[SIZE=3]My Expectations:
[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR][COLOR=#222222][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][B][SIZE=2]Premier League[/SIZE][/B][SIZE=2] - A title challenge, whether successful or not, is surely expected
[B]FA Cup[/B] - Not losing to anyone rubbish will do me
[B]Carling Cup [/B][/SIZE][SIZE=2]- I'd hope to do better than last season's poor 4th Round exit
[B]Community Shield[/B] - I'll never turn down the chance to beat Arsenal, but it's not a priority
[B]Champions League[/B] - Quarter Final sounds about right, but if we got a decent draw I'd hope to go further[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR][COLOR=#222222]
[B]European Super Cup [/B]- It's against Barcelona, so it'd be a great scalp
[SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]
[SIZE=3][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20Preseason/Budgets.png"]Budgets[/URL]:
[B][SIZE=2]Transfer: [/SIZE][/B][SIZE=2]£51,050,000 (£50,610,000 remaining)
[B]Wages: [/B]£1,146,897/week (£957,285/week currently)
[B]Balance: [/B][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR][COLOR=#222222][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]£45,602,866 ([/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR][B][COLOR=#00ff00][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]+£16,651,442[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR][/B][COLOR=#222222][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2] since last season[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR][COLOR=#222222][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2])
[/SIZE][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20Preseason/Squad.png"]Squad[/URL]:
[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]We don't really have any weaknesses now apart from a lack of players home-grown at the club. Jones plugs the hole opened by Lomas retiring, we have loads of options going forwards, and confident, strong defenders in depth at the back.

[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR][COLOR=#222222][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20Preseason/Transfers.png"]Transfers[/URL]:
[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR][COLOR=#222222][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]Sold off a few guys who were on loan last season but weren't going to crack the first team squad, as well as Makweni, who had never really performed consistently enough for us. Coming in were Mitchell Heath, a young English right-footed left winger who Arsenal were surprisingly keen to get rid of, and promising right back Greg Jones from Southampton.[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#222222][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]
[SIZE=3]Key Men:
[SIZE=2][B]Goalkeeper/Defence[/B][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]
[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20Preseason/Reis.png"]Gil Reis[/URL] - D/MR - Even with Jones signed to give him some competition he's our key man at the back.[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]
[SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]
[B]Midfield
[/B][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20Preseason/Bellucci.png"]Michel Bellucci[/URL][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE] [SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]- DM/MC - Added goals to his excellent all-round game last season.
[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR][COLOR=#222222][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20Preseason/Mendez.png"]Mario Méndez[/URL] - AML/ST - Was very productive last season despite not playing exceptionally well - I'm hoping for a bit more this year.[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR][COLOR=#222222][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

[B]Strikers
[/B][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20Preseason/Maciulevicius.png"]Marius Maciulevicius[/URL][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2] - AMC/ST - I'm hoping for one or two more big seasons from him - after his bad injury at the end of last season it's key to our chances that he gets back into the swing of things.[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20Preseason/1300.png[/IMG]

Here's to the next 1,300

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nice landmark there Snake and good luck with the season ahead :thup:.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'd be interested to hear some tactical insight into how you set up your Newcastle United team, SnakeXe!

Loving the goals to games ratio from Wakefield. You know that I love a goal scorer!

Do you set up with a playmaker?

Good luck for next season btw!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just for you, Crouchy ;)

[SIZE=5]Newcastle Tactics Breakdown[/SIZE]

[IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36 Preseason/Tactics.png[/IMG]

The overarching idea behind the system is to create the maximum amount of space for the front four to exploit with intelligent movement. Each fullback is told to hug the touchline, which naturally enlarges the effective playing area whilst the inside left is told to move into channels, rather than the default "cut inside" for an inside forward. This lends itself to the player attacking the space rather than blindly cutting inside every time. Obviously him being a right-footed converted striker, he does still tend to cut inside more often (as Fergie himself says, a player is far more dangerous coming inside from outside rather than out from in), but it just adds a bit more variation to the play.

On the opposite flank, Ocles is an orthodox pacy winger, who is often fed by any one of the other members of the front four, as well as the deep lying playmaker (who we'll come to in a bit). His remit is to turn the opposing defence and either hit an early ball into the striker or inside left, or hit the byline and pull it back. The AMC's role I haven't really specialised too much as of yet, I haven't quite decided exactly what I want him to do. At the moment he's just there as another passing option, and often finds himself on the end of knockdowns or rebounds. Of course, he does occasionally knock a decent through ball in for one of the other three forwards. The guy I generally use there, Delando Moke, is a hell of a physical specimen - he has pace, strength, height and a great leap - as well as being technically sound. This results in a lot of turnovers high up the pitch where he'll win the ball through being faster, stronger, or bigger than the defenders.

The striker's role is pretty straightforward tactically, if not in execution technically - think Torres at Liverpool when he was at his best. Pick up the ball in space and run towards goal, or with his back to goal and lay it off for a midfielder. I think we play best overall with Maciulevicius in this role, as he's better with his back to goal than Wakefield. The Englishman beats Marius for sheer pace, however, which is how he plundered so many goals himself.

The central midfield pair is almost exactly the same as I had at Werder - a double pivot that plays fairly high up the pitch in comparison to the likes of Alonso/Mascherano or Schweinsteiger/Khedira. The idea is to contain the ball high up the pitch, always being available for a pass from any one of the front four, as well as being straight on top of the opposition as soon as they get a chance to break. The deep-lying playmaker is more of a Xavi style than a Pirlo style - short, intelligent passes to keep things ticking over, with the occasional subtle through ball, rather than frequent raking passes. The defensive central midfielder ends up playing a very similar role to be honest, but just playing maybe 5 yards deeper, and even less frequent through balls.

This high double pivot means the defence has to be strong and able to cut out attacks effectively if they develop beyond the midfield pair, and there's none better at this than Blazo Jeftic, who usually plays in the position Nestor Brenes occupies in the image. His interventions are usually decisive, and very early, allowing the team scope to recover the defensive shape whilst the opposition recycles the ball through a throw in or collecting it again further towards their own goal. Of course, we often win it back high up the pitch and create a chance ourselves! The other defender is ideally a bit more mobile and positionally sound. I don't think any of the other guys I have (Fred, Kroulik and Selemani) are perfect for the role, but they all do a good enough job. I have hopes Kroulik will develop into the ideal player for the role as he's still quite young.

The fullbacks cover more ground than anyone else in the team, and are hence very fit and quick. I'm lucky to have four excellent examples at the club, meaning even when I rotate players we're always strong in that position, one which is absolutely fundamentally important in top level football. The left back tends to get involved more high up the pitch as the inside left's movement generally gives him the room to move forward, although their instructions are exactly the same.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Very nice write up, SnakeXe!

How does the DLP perform for you? Does he get many assists? Or perhaps not as he is in a deeper role. What's his pass ratio like?

Interesting that your orthodox winger, Ocles, is the one with the most assists from last season.

The AMC position is interesting. He seems to be doing well but isn't contributing half as much as the winger and inside forward. I've always found it hard to get good performances from AMCs without having them as playmakers on FM.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If you take a look at my [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35%20End%20of%20Season/Squad.png"]squad screenshot[/URL] from last season, the two players I used in the DLP position mostly were Dusan Krivokuca and Tochukwu Daniel. Looking at their stats, they have a small number of assists each, but a decent enough AvR. I'd have to look at it more closely to confirm, but my feeling would be that they get a high proportion of "key" passes per game, i.e. they'll assist the assister. A typical sort of play for us is a ball cleared from the back, won in the air by Moke for the DLP, who then hits a pass in behind the opposition left back for Ocles, who drives forward then pulls it back for the inside left or striker to score an easy finish. I'll check their pass ratios next time I load the game up.

With regards to the AMC, again looking at the squad screenshot, Delando Moke has 15 goals, 12 assists and a 7.39 AvR - he's behind the winger and inside left, but not massively. A slight contributing factor would be that I had four great candidates for the position in Moke, Fresnel Makweni, Ramon and Sedat Yucel, so they were rotated a lot more frequently than the other two positions. For this season Moke is a more established first choice pick with Makweni leaving and no room for Yucel in the Champions League squad so it'll be interesting to see the contrast in how he performs this time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Passing stats from last season:

Dusan Krivokuca - 92%
Tochukwu Daniel - 92%

Doesn't seem to retain data on key passes though unfortunately.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Go to the league table, and click Stats. Go to PLayer stats and from the drop-down menu, choose Key Passes. It'll tell you how many key passes they've played that season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20Preseason/Woop.png[/IMG]

Can't believe I almost didn't bother signing him! £2.5m well spent.

Neither of my DLPs place on the "Key Passes" rankings, which surprises me. I thought a key pass was one which sets up a move for a chance or something like that? From observing the ME they make loads of them. Delando Moke is equal top with 22 so far this season, Mario Méndez equal third on 20.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[SIZE=5]Season 24: Halfway House Update[/SIZE]

The Community Shield opened the season as it usually does, and we faced league runners up Arsenal having claimed both the Premier League and FA Cup ourselves last season. Despite it finishing 3-2, there was only really ever one winner, a Moke brace helping us start the season in style.

The European Super Cup was a first for us, the competition not having been in existence for our last European trophy - the 1969 Fairs Cup. Our greenness didn't shine through though, as Barcelona were sent home with their tails between their legs - a 5-1 thumping! One of my most career's most satisfying results, despite it being in a pointless cup.

We were hoping to do better in the League Cup this year, having been knocked out slightly unfortunately quite early last year. We took Crewe to bits away in the 3rd Round with a 6-0 win, before edging Spurs 3-2 in North London. Cardiff were next up in the quarter final - our first home tie of the competition. We eased them aside 4-2 to set up a semi final against West Ham. Wrexham and Fulham make up the other semi so we're heavy favourites to come away with the trophy.

After an opening day 3-0 win at the Liberty Stadium, league matters took a downturn as Arsenal inexplicably came away with a 2-1 win from St. James' Park. Three successive wins eased the worries, but then we threw away another game we dominated against Chelsea away from home. We just couldn't get the ball in the net despite a plethora of chances, before Blazo Jeftic had a completely out-of-character 5 minutes as he first scored an own goal and then got himself sent off for throwing an elbow in the other box trying to make amends. 0-1 it stayed for another disappointing defeat. Just one game later Man City repeated Arsenal's trick in coming away with an inexplicable 2-1 win from St. James', and I was getting a bit concerned about our non-performances against the bigger teams. This was somewhat mitigated as we won every other game in the league, as part of a record-breaking 20-game winning streak in all competitions, to take top spot at the halfway point.

Champions League matters were simple enough, we were drawn with Atletico Madrid, Zenit, and Sturm Graz, and we won every match with room to spare. Portuguese side Braga are up next in the knockouts. Surprisingly the other teams that have progressed look quite weak by the names, but then you can't judge a book by its cover - Newcastle aren't exactly a European powerhouse name (yet).

That just leaves the Club World Cup - a competition I'd yet to win in FM12. I suspected that unwanted record wouldn't last much longer, and a 4-1 spanking of Sepahan in the semi final seemed to confirm my suspicions. I played an even stronger team in the final just to make sure, and was rewarded with a 5-1 thumping of Mexican side Tigres.

[B]The Good[/B]
[LIST]
[*]Three trophies already, and on for a clean sweep
[*]Awesome winning streak
[*]Méndez, Maciulevicius, Moke and Wakefield are all firing on all cylinders
[/LIST]
[B]The Bad[/B]
[LIST]
[*]Ocles looks like he has been found out, or has just lost form
[*]Poor defeats against Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea in the league
[*]Anything else would just be nitpicking
[/LIST]
[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/2035-36%20Midseason/Results1.png"][B]Results[/B][/URL] - [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/2035-36%20Midseason/Table.png"][B]Premier League Table[/B][/URL] - [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/2035-36%20Midseason/Squad.png"][B]Squad[/B][/URL]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cracking first half to the season :thup:.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks guys, of course the forum curse got me as we scored not one goal from a good 60-odd attempts in the next three matches, but we've overcome the blip now (knock on wood, throw salt over my shoulder, turn around three times, etc).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I must have forgotten it, Nobby, as I've not had a moment to play FM in the last couple of weeks! The weekend before last was the Diablo III beta so I was all up in that, then this weekend I had a cumulative total of 12 hours of band practice. Not to mention I've actually been doing a bit of work towards my PhD for once, so a little casual gaming has been off the cards during the week.

Today, however, I'm allowing myself the day off as I'm utterly shattered, so I'm watching some of Crouchy's Minecraft videos and getting down to some quality FM time :D.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='SnakeXe']Today, however, I'm allowing myself the day off as I'm utterly shattered, so I'm watching some of Crouchy's Minecraft videos and getting down to some quality FM time :D.[/QUOTE]

I approve!

A good way to spend your time for sure. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/2035-36%20Midseason/Notbad.png[/IMG]

Not the worst way to start your Champions League semi!

Jeftic increased his goal tally for the season by 50%, haha.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='arinceo']Super victory, shame it wasn't the final though :lol:[/QUOTE]
Yeah, I played the final last night - think I used up all my good luck in that game, cause I had the worst! I'll write up the report sometime soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Great win over Lyon :cool:.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I was going to say don't lose the away leg 9-0 but you wrote you have played the final.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[CENTER][IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Guttmann/Newcastle/175px-Newcastle_United_Logosvg.png[/IMG]

[SIZE=5]SnakeXe's Career - Season 24 - 2035/36

[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=4]Story of the Season:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/Table.png"][B]Premier League[/B][/URL] - [I]1st[/I]
After a tight race for the majority of the season, the other teams just seemed to give up and decide we should have the title.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/FAC.png"][B]FA Cup[/B][/URL] - [I]Fifth Round (lost v Aston Villa)[/I]
Easy enough wins over Colwyn Bay - who are doing a great job rising up the leagues incidentally, they'll be in League One next season - and York City were for naught as Aston Villa did enough to knock out a slightly weakened team at Villa Park.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/LC.png"][B]League Cup[/B][/URL] - [I]Runners Up (lost v Fulham)
[/I]Really annoying to lose the final after doing all the hard work to get there. Fulham just turned up on the day and we didn't.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2034-35%20End%20of%20Season/CS.png"][B]Community Shield[/B][/URL] - [I]Winners[/I]
Arsenal were dispatched in an entertaining game.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/ESC.png"][B]European Super Cup[/B][/URL] - [I]Winners[/I]
An amazing 5-1 destruction of Barcelona.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/CWC.png"][B]Club World Cup[/B][/URL] - [I]Winners[/I]
It just shows the gap in quality that this competition is a gimme for us, yet for Santos is was the holy grail.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/CL.png"][B]Champions League[/B][/URL] - [I]Runners Up (lost v Marseille)[/I]
The knockout phase was surprisingly easy - a 9-0 aggregate thumping of Braga in the first knockout round wasn't even our most impressive result.

Juventus away in the quarter-final first leg was the only difficult match we faced really. We took the lead twice but ended up 3-2 down at the break. Whilst we were doing damage against their defence, ours just wasn't coping with their 3-5-2 system, and I wasn't so sure we could outscore them if it continued on this path. I took the drastic step of taking our striker - who wasn't faring well against the 3 Juve centre-backs - off for another centreback, going 5-2-3-0. The ploy worked, as we scored two unanswered goals in the second half to win 4-3!

An easy 2-0 win in the home leg finished the job, before that spectacular 10-1 annihilation of Lyon you saw earlier. A second-string put in a solid performance to take a 0-0 from the away leg, setting up a final against their great rivals, Marseille.

The final was an absolute traversty. We dominated the game until left-back Busao was sent off for a needlessly reckless challenge - and were the better side even after that. Zagnon finally scored for them from a corner against the run of play, and Mikic got himself another straight red as we chased the game. The ridiculous thing is we still could have taken it to extra time - Maciulevicius blazing over in injury time from a great position.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/2035-36%20Midseason/Results1.png"][B]Results 1[/B][/URL] - [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/Results3.png"][B]Results 2[/B][/URL] - [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/Squad.png"][B]Squad[/B][/URL]

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/Transfers.png"][B]Transfers[/B][/URL] - [I]£750k spent[/I]
Makweni was the only real first teamer who left - Knight and van der Belt were both talented but not quite good enough to break into our squad. On the ins came Breach, who will probably leave this summer (very much a flatters-to-deceive flashy-but-no-end-product sort of winger) after failing to break into the team, and Greg Jones, a highly promising (and crucially English) right full-back.

[B][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/Finances.png"]Finances[/URL]
[/B]Not much longer til we've paid that loan off now, then we'll be in cracking shape.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=4]5 Most Important Players:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]5. [B][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/Nworuh.png"]Samson Nworuh[/URL][/B] - DLC/ML - Struggled for the honour with Busao for a couple of seasons, but has become our number one left-back now.
4. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/Jeftic.png"][B]Blazo Jeftic[/B][/URL] - DC - Would be higher on this list but for a couple of stupid sendings-off that cost us points in the league. He and Nworuh missing the Champions League final probably contributed to our implosion.
3. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/Maciulevicius.png"][B]Marius Maciulevicius[/B][/URL] - AMC/ST - The Lithuanian legend was bang in form this year.
2. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/Moke.png"][B]Delando Moke[/B][/URL] - M/AMC - The guy was a wonderkid at the club when I joined, but never really found his feet until now. So glad he has.
1. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/Mendez.png"][B]Mario Méndez[/B][/URL] - AML/ST - Difficult second season out of the way, a ridiculous 7.93 average rating, 22 goals and 21 assists.[/SIZE] Wow.

[SIZE=4]History:[/SIZE]
[CODE]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Season | Team | League/Competition | Country | Position | Notes |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2012/13 | Weymouth | Blue Square South | England | 2nd | Playoff Semi-finalists |
| 2013/14 | Weymouth | Blue Square South | England | 3rd | Resigned in October |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2013/14 | Darlington | Blue Square Premier | England | 14th | 15th on arrival in October |
| 2014/15 | Darlington | Blue Square Premier | England | 2nd | Playoff Winners |
| 2015/16 | Darlington | League Two | England | 16th | Resigned in January |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2015/16 | Southend United | League One | England | 21st | Relegated, 24th on arrival in March |
| 2016/17 | Southend United | League Two | England | 1st | League Two Champions |
| 2017/18 | Southend United | League One | England | 2nd | Promoted |
| 2018/19 | Southend United | Championship | England | 17th | Resigned in October |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2018/19 | Wigan Athletic | Championship | England | 4th | 13th on arrival in October, Playoff Winners |
| 2019/20 | Wigan Athletic | Premier League | England | 15th | Left in December |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2019/20 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 8th | 14th on arrival in December, DFB-Pokal Winners |
| 2020/21 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 1st | B'liga Champions, Supercup Winners, EL Semi-Finalists |
| 2021/22 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 2nd | Supercup Winners, CL & DFB-Pokal Semi-Finalists |
| 2022/23 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 1st | B'liga Champions, Champions League Winners |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2023/24 | Arsenal | Premier League | England | 2nd | Champ's League Semi-Finalists, League Cup Finalists |
| 2024/25 | Arsenal | Premier League | England | 1st | Premier League Winners, League Cup Finalists |
| 2025/26 | Arsenal | Premier League | England | 1st | Premier League Winners |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2027 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | Brasileirao & Paulista Winners, Libertadores SF |
| 2028 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 2nd | Paulista & Copa Libertadores Semi-Finalists |
| 2029 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | Brasileirao & L'dores Winners, CWC RU, Paulista SF |
| 2030 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | B'leirao, L'dores, Paulista, Recopa Winners, CWC RU |
| 2031 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | Brasileirao, Paulista, Recopa Sudamericana Winners |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2030 | Brazil | Friendlies | Various | N/A | Appointed in July, P5 W2 D2 L1 |
| 2031 | Brazil | Copa América | S. America | R-Up | Copa América Runners Up, Resigned in July |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2031/32 | Vélez | Clausura | Argentina | 1st | Clausura Winners, Joined in February |
| 2032/33 | Vélez | Apertura | Argentina | 1st | Apertura Winners, Left in December |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2032/33 | Newcastle | Premier League | England | 7th | FA Cup Runners Up, Joined in December |
| 2033/34 | Newcastle | Premier League | England | 1st | Premier League & League Cup Winners |
| 2034/35 | Newcastle | Premier League | England | 1st | Premier League, FA Cup, & Champions League Winners |
| 2035/36 | Newcastle | Premier League | England | 1st | Premier League & CWC Winners, League Cup & CL R-Up |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/CODE]

[SIZE=4]Next Season:[/SIZE]
Actually very close to a clean sweep this year - arguably we were better than we were last season when we ended up winning more. I'd like to reclaim the Champions League really, and obviously retaining the league is important. Anything else is gravy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='Nobby_McDonald']I was going to say don't lose the away leg 9-0 but you wrote you have played the final.[/QUOTE]
Yeah we managed that bit ok - the next part was where it went pear-shaped!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[SIZE=5]Former Club Watch:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]
Weymouth F.C.:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
Boo.

[/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2012/13* Blue Square South 2nd Playoff Semi-finalists
2013/14* Blue Square South 9th I left in October (resigned)
2014/15 Blue Square South 10th -
2015/16 Blue Square South 19th -
2016/17 Blue Square South 9th FA Cup 2nd Round
2017/18 Blue Square South 3rd Playoff Winners
2018/19 Blue Square Premier 21st Relegated
2019/20 Blue Square South 14th -
2020/21 Blue Square South 14th -
2021/22 Blue Square South 19th -
2022/23 Blue Square South 18th -
2023/24 Blue Square South 22nd Relegated
2024/25 N/A N/A FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
2025/26 N/A N/A -
2026/27 N/A N/A FA Cup 3rd Round
2027/28 N/A N/A -
2028/29 N/A N/A -
2029/30 N/A N/A -
2030/31 N/A N/A FA Cup 1st Round
2031/32 N/A N/A -
2032/33 N/A N/A -
2033/34 N/A N/A -
2034/35 N/A N/A -
2035/36 N/A N/A -

NB * indicates that I was in charge for at least part of the season.[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Darlington F.C.:

[SIZE=2]Promotion probably came too soon.

[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2013/14* Blue Square Premier 14th I joined in October
2014/15* Blue Square Premier 2nd Playoff Winners
2015/16* League Two 18th I left in January (resigned)
2016/17 League Two 17th JPT North Quarter Final
2017/18 League Two 15th FA Cup 3rd Round
2018/19 League Two 3rd Promoted
2019/20 League One 22nd Relegated, FA Cup 4th Round
2020/21 League Two 20th -
2021/22 League Two 6th FA Cup 4th Round, Playoff Semi-finalists
2022/23 League Two 9th JPT North Quarter Final
2023/24 League Two 16th JPT North Semi Final
2024/25 League Two 11th -
2025/26 League Two 19th -
2026/27 League Two 19th -
2027/28 League Two 18th -
2028/29 League Two 20th -
2029/30 League Two 1st League Two Winners
2030/31 League One 12th FA Cup 4th Round
2031/32 League One 22nd Relegated, FA Cup 5th Round
2032/33 League Two 2nd Promoted, FA Cup 3rd Round
2033/34 League One 18th FA Cup 3rd Round
2034/35 League One 4th JPT N SF, FA Cup R3, Playoff Winners
2035/36 Championship 24th Relegated[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Southend United:

[SIZE=2]A real disappointment after the near-miss last season. At least they had a good run in the JPT.

[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2015/16* League One 21st Relegated, I joined in March
2016/17* League Two 1st League Two Winners
2017/18* League One 2nd Promoted
2018/19* Championship 15th I left in October (resigned)
2019/20 Championship 20th -
2020/21 Championship 12th FA Cup 5th Round
2021/22 Championship 9th -
2022/23 Championship 15th -
2023/24 Championship 16th FA Cup Semi Final
2024/25 Championship 21st -
2025/26 Championship 19th -
2026/27 Championship 16th League Cup Runners up
2027/28 Championship 21st -
2028/29 Championship 22nd Relegated
2029/30 League One 3rd Playoff Semi-finalists
2030/31 League One 7th FA Cup 4th Round, JPT Finalists
2031/32 League One 17th JPT South Quarter-finalists
2032/33 League One 11th -
2033/34 League One 11th JPT South Semi-finalists
2034/35 League One 5th FA Cup 3rd Round, Playoff Semi-finalists
2035/36 League One 15th JPT South Runners-Up[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Wigan Athletic:[/SIZE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

Slow, steady, solid. Will they hit a glass ceiling or can they continue the progress?

[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2018/19* Championship 4th I joined in October, Playoff Winners
2019/20* Premier League 11th I left in December (job offer)
2020/21 Premier League 18th League Cup Winners, Relegated
2021/22 Championship 2nd Promoted, League Cup Quarter-finalists
2022/23 Premier League 17th FA Cup 6th Round
2023/24 Premier League 19th Relegated
2024/25 Championship 5th Playoff Semi-finalists
2025/26 Championship 4th Playoff Winners, FA Cup 6th Round
2026/27 Premier League 5th FA Cup 6th Round, EL Qualification
2027/28 Premier League 19th League Cup Quarter-finalists
2028/29 Championship 6th FA Cup 5th Round, Playoff Semi-finalists
2029/30 Championship 4th Playoff Runners Up
2030/31 Championship 2nd Promoted
2031/32 Premier League 11th FA Cup 5th Round
2032/33 Premier League 14th -
2033/34 Premier League 12th -
2034/35 Premier League 10th -
2035/36 Premier League 9th -[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Werder Bremen:
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]
[SIZE=2]A disastrous season after the progress made recently. A loss in the Champions League qualifying round in a tough draw with Juventus set the scene for a highly disappointing year.

[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2019/20* 1. Bundesliga 8th I joined in December, DFB-Pokal Winners
2020/21* 1. Bundesliga 1st B'liga, S'cup Winners; EL Semi-finalists
2021/22* 1. Bundesliga 2nd S'cup Winners; EL, DFB-P Semi-finalists
2022/23* 1. Bundesliga 1st B'liga, Champs League Winners
2023/24 1. Bundesliga 2nd CWC, DFB-Pokal Winners
2024/25 1. Bundesliga 4th Champs League, DFB-Pokal Semi-finalists
2025/26 1. Bundesliga 4th -
2026/27 1. Bundesliga 3rd DFB-Pokal Winners
2027/28 1. Bundesliga 5th Europa League Semi-finalists
2028/29 1. Bundesliga 4th Europa League QF, DFB-Pokal RU
2029/30 1. Bundesliga 3rd Europa League Quarter-finalists
2030/31 1. Bundesliga 4th -
2031/32 1. Bundesliga 4th DFB-Pokal Semi-finalists
2032/33 1. Bundesliga 4th DFB-Pokal Quarter-finalists
2033/34 1. Bundesliga 2nd DFB-Pokal Runners Up
2034/35 1. Bundesliga 3rd DFB-Pokal & Champions League QF
2035/36 1. Bundesliga 6th Europa League 2nd Knockout Round[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Arsenal:
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]
[SIZE=2]Disappeared in the league, and will be disappointed with losing 4-0 in the Stade Vélodrome in the [/SIZE][/SIZE]Champions League semi-final second leg, even if Marseille were the eventual winners.

[CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2023/24* Premier League 2nd CL Semi-finalists, LC Runners up
2024/25* Premier League 1st Premier League Winners, LC Runners Up
2025/26* Premier League 1st Premier League Winners
2026/27 Premier League 1st PL & CL Winners, FA Cup Semi-finalists
2027/28 Premier League 1st PL, CL, CWC & LC Winners, FA Cup Final
2028/29 Premier League 3rd League Cup Runners Up, Champ's Lg SF
2029/30 Premier League 1st Premier League Winners, Champ's Lg RU
2030/31 Premier League 1st PL & LC Winners, CL Runners Up
2031/32 Premier League 1st Prem League Winners, FA Cup Runners Up
2032/33 Premier League 2nd Champions League Semi-finalists
2033/34 Premier League 6th Champions League Runners Up
2034/35 Premier League 2nd FA Cup 6th Round
2035/36 Premier League 3rd Champions League Semi-finalists[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Santos:
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]
[SIZE=2]Back on top domestically, they'll be disappointed with a Libertadores quarter-final exit, however.[/SIZE][/SIZE]

[CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2027* Brasileirao 1st B'leirao, Paulista Winners, L'dores SF
2028* Brasileirao 2nd Paulista, Libertadores Semi-finalists
2029* Brasileirao 1st B'leirao & L'dores W, P'lista SF, CWC RU
2030* Brasileirao 1st B'leirao, CL, P'lista & Recopa W, CWC RU
2031* Brasileirao 1st Brasileirao, Paulista & Recopa Winners
2032 Brasileirao 1st B'leirao, CL, & Paulista Winners, CWC RU
2033 Brasileirao 2nd CL, Recopa & Paulista Winners, CWC RU
2034 Brasileirao 2nd Paulista RU, CL SF, Recopa Winners
2035 Brasileirao 1st B'leirao & Paulista Winners, L'dores QF[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Brazil:
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]
[SIZE=2]I think this is starting to show what a good job I actually did in charge.[/SIZE][/SIZE] They are, however, flying high in 2nd in the World Cup qualifying group at the moment, so it's not all bad.

[CODE]Season Competition Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2030* Friendlies - Appointed in July, P5 W2 D2 L1
2031* Copa América R-Up Copa América R-Up, Resigned in July
2032 Friendlies - P3 W2 D0 L1
2033 Confederations Cup 3rd Confederations Cup 3rd Placed Team
2031-33 CONMEBOL WC Qualifiers 2nd Qualified for World Cup
2034 World Cup Grp Stage Eliminated at Group Stage of WC
2035 Copa América Grp Stage Eliminated at Group Stage of C. América[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Vélez:
[/SIZE][SIZE=3]
[SIZE=2]The wheels are really coming off now, such a shame. The Clausura is going worse currently.[/SIZE][/SIZE]

[CODE]Season League Position Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2031/32* Clausura 1st Clausura Winners, Joined in February
2032/33* Apertura 1st Apertura Winners, Left in December
2032/33 Clausura 1st Clausura Winners, CA 7th Rnd, CL SF
2033/34 Apertura 2nd Copa Sudamericana Semi-finalists
2033/34 Clausura 5th -
2034/35 Apertura 5th Copa Sudamericana Quarter-finalists
2034/35 Clausura 3rd Copa Libertadores 2nd Round
2035/36 Apertura 9th Copa Sudamericana Quarter-finalists[/CODE]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks chaps!

[IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Newcastle/2035-36%20End%20of%20Season/Tempter.png[/IMG]

Pretty tempting, and I'd like to go to Italy at some point - but my experience at Arsenal means I don't think I'm that interested in dealing with another big-budget high-expectation high-pressure job. It's not like I'm short of cash at Newcastle anyway, and besides, I've not quite established the Toon as Europe's top club yet - which is my aim.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[CENTER][IMG]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oR59yQL3YDo/TaTdcz8VjCI/AAAAAAAAB7E/11B5GV14ROA/s1600/uefa+logo.jpg[/IMG]

[SIZE=5]2036 UEFA European Championship[/SIZE]
[B][SIZE=3]Hosts: [/SIZE][/B][SIZE=3]Belgium
[B]Holders:[/B] Netherlands
[/SIZE]
[/CENTER]
[SIZE=3]Group Stage:
[SIZE=2][B]Group A:
[/B][/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Italy | | 3 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 3 | 2 | +1 | 6 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | England | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4 | 3 | +1 | 4 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | Q | Wales | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 4 | -1 | 4 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Spain | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 3 | 4 | -1 | 3 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

[B]Group B:[/B]
[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Serbia | | 3 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 5 | 2 | +3 | 5 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Czech Republic | | 3 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 2 | 1 | +1 | 5 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | Q | Sweden | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 4 | 6 | -2 | 3 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Norway | | 3 | 0 | 2 | 1 | 3 | 5 | -2 | 2 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

[B]Group C:[/B]
[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Poland | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 9 | 3 | +6 | 7 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Croatia | | 3 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 5 | 6 | -1 | 6 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | Q | Belgium | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 4 | -1 | 4 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Turkey | | 3 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 1 | 5 | -4 | 0 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

[B]Group D:[/B]
[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Germany | | 3 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 7 | 1 | +6 | 9 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Russia | | 3 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 6 | 5 | +1 | 6 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Switzerland | | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 5 | 8 | -3 | 1 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Montenegro | | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 7 | -4 | 1 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

[B]Group E:
[/B][/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | France | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 5 | 1 | +4 | 7 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Austria | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 0 | 4 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Bosnia & Herzegovina | | 3 | 0 | 2 | 1 | 3 | 5 | -2 | 2 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Denmark | | 3 | 0 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 4 | -2 | 2 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

[B]Group F:
[/B][/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Ukraine | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 8 | 5 | +3 | 7 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Netherlands | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 3 | 1 | +2 | 7 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | Q | Portugal | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 5 | 5 | 0 | 3 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Northern Ireland | | 3 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 1 | 6 | -5 | 0 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]
[/SIZE]
Knockout Stage:
[/SIZE][B]Second Round:[/B]
Italy 3 v 0 Czech Republic
Netherlands 1 v 0 France
Serbia 0 v 2 Wales
Sweden 2 v 1 Ukraine
England 2 v 0 Austria
Poland p1 v 1 Belgium
Germany 2 v 3 Portugal
Russia 2 v 1 Croatia
[B]
Quarter Final:[/B]
Italy 0 v 2 Netherlands
Wales e2 v 1 Sweden
England 1 v 1p Poland
Russia 2 v 0 Portugal

[B]Semi Final:
[/B]Netherlands 2 v 1 Russia
Wales 3 v 0 Poland

[B]Final:[/B]
Netherlands 3 v 1 Wales

An absolutely incredible effort from Wales, only to fall at the last hurdle to a Netherlands team who will go down as one of the all-time greats, having sandwiched a World Cup 2034 win with triumphs at the Euros in 2032 and 2036.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.