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Nice battle against relegation Snake and unlucky on failure to keep them up. Hopefully a crack at the League 2 title next season will see someone come in with an offer for you :thup:

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Very unlucky with the failure of the relegation battle.Hopefully you will be able to have a crack at the League 2 title next season.

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Unlucky to lose out so late on, should go straight back up though!

Oh, also... Hopefully you will be able to have a crack at the League 2 title next season. ;)

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Oooooh... so close! Here's to a quick promotion next season!

Financially, looks like the biggest difference between this season and last season was a pretty big increase in wage costs - do any of your players have relegation wage drops built in, and if not, do you think you can rein in wage costs to get the club back on a financial even keel?

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Thanks for the commiserations, all.

It doesn't appear that Fossett Farm is included as a future stadium move in the game, there's no mention of a future move on the facilities screen...

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Financially, looks like the biggest difference between this season and last season was a pretty big increase in wage costs - do any of your players have relegation wage drops built in, and if not, do you think you can rein in wage costs to get the club back on a financial even keel?

It looks like the whole squad has 25% wage reduction clauses on relegation, which is excellent news. I'll still probably have to cut a couple of players but that should be alright, youth players can fill in for squad members. I'm not envisioning bringing too many new signings in, maybe a striker and an extra central midfielder but the rest of the team is fairly solid.

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Damn, your results were pretty good really, a bit harsh to have done well & go down. Hope you can bounce straight back up.

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Cack.

With a name like Till you'd expect there to be money. :confused:

Good luck with the season!

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Relegation is what you get for quitting. :p

Nice away kit. Does your lady know you're a team that plays in pink?

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Relegation is what you get for quitting. :p

Nice away kit. Does your lady know you're a team that plays in pink?

Yeah I know, I'm a terrible career-driven brown-nosing harlot :(

I actually prefer it to the hideous green one Darlo had.

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2016 UEFA European Championship

Hosts: Spain

Holders: France

Group Stage:

Group A:

| Pos   | Inf   | Team    |       | Pld   | Won   | Drn   | Lst   | For   | Ag    | G.D.  | Pts   | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 1st   | Q     | Denmark |       | 3     | 2     | 0     | 1     | 6     | 4     | +2    | 6     | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 2nd   | Q     | Germany |       | 3     | 2     | 0     | 1     | 6     | 5     | +1    | 6     | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 3rd   | Q     | Russia  |       | 3     | 1     | 1     | 1     | 6     | 5     | +1    | 4     | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 4th   |       | Croatia |       | 3     | 0     | 1     | 2     | 5     | 9     | -4    | 1     | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

Group B:

| Pos   | Inf   | Team    |       | Pld   | Won   | Drn   | Lst   | For   | Ag    | G.D.  | Pts   | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 1st   | Q     | Ukraine |       | 3     | 3     | 0     | 0     | 6     | 2     | +4    | 9     | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 2nd   | Q     | France  |       | 3     | 1     | 1     | 1     | 4     | 4     | 0     | 4     | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 3rd   | Q     | Norway  |       | 3     | 1     | 1     | 1     | 3     | 4     | -1    | 4     | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 4th   |       | Wales   |       | 3     | 0     | 0     | 3     | 1     | 4     | -3    | 0     | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Group C:

| Pos   | Inf   | Team           |       | Pld   | Won   | Drn   | Lst   | For   | Ag    | G.D.  | Pts   | 
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 1st   | Q     | Spain          |       | 3     | 2     | 1     | 0     | 9     | 3     | +6    | 7     | 
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 2nd   | Q     | Austria        |       | 3     | 1     | 1     | 1     | 4     | 4     | 0     | 4     | 
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 3rd   |       | Czech Republic |       | 3     | 1     | 0     | 2     | 4     | 9     | -5    | 3     | 
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 4th   |       | Bosnia & Herz. |       | 3     | 0     | 2     | 1     | 5     | 6     | -1    | 2     | 
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Group D:

| Pos   | Inf   | Team     |       | Pld   | Won   | Drn   | Lst   | For   | Ag    | G.D.  | Pts   | 
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 1st   | Q     | Italy    |       | 3     | 2     | 1     | 0     | 7     | 3     | +4    | 7     | 
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 2nd   | Q     | Slovakia |       | 3     | 2     | 0     | 1     | 5     | 2     | +3    | 6     | 
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 3rd   | Q     | Bulgaria |       | 3     | 1     | 1     | 1     | 4     | 5     | -1    | 4     | 
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 4th   |       | Poland   |       | 3     | 0     | 0     | 3     | 1     | 7     | -6    | 0     | 
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

Group E:

| Pos   | Inf   | Team        |       | Pld   | Won   | Drn   | Lst   | For   | Ag    | G.D.  | Pts   | 
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 1st   | Q     | Switzerland |       | 3     | 2     | 1     | 0     | 3     | 1     | +2    | 7     | 
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 2nd   | Q     | Scotland    |       | 3     | 2     | 0     | 1     | 6     | 3     | +3    | 6     | 
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 3rd   | Q     | Sweden      |       | 3     | 1     | 1     | 1     | 4     | 6     | -2    | 4     | 
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 4th   |       | Serbia      |       | 3     | 0     | 0     | 3     | 2     | 5     | -3    | 0     | 
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Group F:

| Pos   | Inf   | Team    |       | Pld   | Won   | Drn   | Lst   | For   | Ag    | G.D.  | Pts   | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 1st   | Q     | Turkey  |       | 3     | 2     | 1     | 0     | 4     | 1     | +3    | 7     | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 2nd   | Q     | England |       | 3     | 2     | 0     | 1     | 8     | 3     | +5    | 6     | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 3rd   |       | Iceland |       | 3     | 0     | 2     | 1     | 3     | 6     | -3    | 2     | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
| 4th   |       | Holland |       | 3     | 0     | 1     | 2     | 2     | 7     | -5    | 1     | 
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

Knockout Stage:

Second Round:

Denmark 0 v 4 France

England 3 v 2 Switzerland

Russia 3 v 1 Ukraine

Norway 1 v 2e Turkey

Germany 1 v 0 Scotland

Spain 4 v 2 Bulgaria

Italy p3 v 3 Sweden

Austria e2 v 1 Slovakia

Quarter Final:

England 1 v 0 France

Turkey 0 v 3 Russia

Spain 2 v 1 Germany

Italy 4 v 1 Austria

Semi Final:

England 2 v 1 Italy

Russia 0 v 1 Spain

Final:

England 1 v 3 Spain

So England couldn't quite follow up their World Cup win with a European Championship under new boss Michael Laudrup. That's reassuring. I don't like the new format though, it's bloated and overly complex.

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Bizarrely, both Laudrup and Spain's Pep Guardiola were sacked following the final. :confused:

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I'm not quite sure how it's possible there's an European championship in 2014 :confused:

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I'm not quite sure how it's possible there's an European championship in 2014 :confused:

Looks like a typo,he is in the summer of 2016 according to earlier posts. :)

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Bizarrely, both Laudrup and Spain's Pep Guardiola were sacked following the final. :confused:

I've noticed a few weird sackings after international tournaments as well. I wondered if they were supposed to represent the way that after successful tournaments, sometimes managers move on and the FA freshens things up a bit - kind of the situation where both sides agree to a change, and the game is just representing it as a sack whereas it was more of a mutual thing. But that is wild speculation on my part!

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Snake, I love the format of this thread. Mind if I steal the format? I'll definitely give you credit and link to this thread when I start mine.

Also, How do you post the tables with the code? Do you put it in Excel and past it over? I've never gotten how to do that.

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I've just been through the World Cup 2016 and nearly every manager left their position afterwards either from sacking or resigning, I'm one of the few left and I got KO'd in the first knockouts so I should have gone more than other.

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I'm not quite sure how it's possible there's an European championship in 2014 :confused:

Alright Mr. Sarcastic, it's fixed now :p

I've noticed a few weird sackings after international tournaments as well. I wondered if they were supposed to represent the way that after successful tournaments, sometimes managers move on and the FA freshens things up a bit - kind of the situation where both sides agree to a change, and the game is just representing it as a sack whereas it was more of a mutual thing. But that is wild speculation on my part!

Yeah it's probably being misreported - perhaps their contract expired and it's shown as a sacking in the news.

Snake, I love the format of this thread. Mind if I steal the format? I'll definitely give you credit and link to this thread when I start mine.

Also, How do you post the tables with the code? Do you put it in Excel and past it over? I've never gotten how to do that.

You're very welcome to borrow my format - it's basically an amalgam of other people's anyway :)

The Euro/World Cup tables I get by going to print screen in the FM menu and selecting Text File. The history tables I do manually in Notepad (or TextEdit in plain text mode on a Mac). You're welcome to borrow the format for those as well.

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SnakeXe's Career - Season 5 Preview - Southend United

Board Expectations:

League Two - Promotion (minimum of Promotion, Predicted 4th out of 24)

FA Cup - Second Round

League Cup - Learn from experience

Johnstone's Paint Trophy - Second Round

My Expectations:

League Two - Winners

FA Cup - Third Round

League Cup - Not bothered

Johnstone's Paint Trophy - Have a crack at the latter stages

Budgets:

Transfer: £0

Wages: £27,987/week (£30,289/week currently)

Balance: £501,210 (+£1,157,530 compared to when I joined - mostly due to a £975k loan taken out)

Squad:

With a couple more games in charge we'd probably have stayed up in League One, so keeping the same squad seemed a good strategy for League Two dominance. I managed to do just that, only losing the backup left back (who was rubbish anyway) and even adding a new striker.

Key Men:

Goalkeeper/Defence

Louis Rowley - DL - The flying fullback offers as much on the front foot as the back.

Midfield

Andy Fleming - M/AMC - Last season's player of the year.

Charlie Nunn - AML - Fresh from helping England U19s win the European Championship, I have really high hopes for this lad.

Strikers

Freddy Drogba - ST - Didier's younger brother should make a potent lone striker.

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Well I still liked the players when I quit, but I'd had enough of the chairman. Honestly, if he'd just let me scout a little further afield or put a little more into youth coaching I'd still be there. Definitely relished showing him what he was missing, but other than that I took no pleasure in defeat over the players or fans.

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Shame it was a slightly rubbish 0-0.

200 games, great landmark to reach :applause:

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That's alright, at least they didn't spoil the party completely.

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Bad luck with the final day relegation, so close to staying up. You'll be a big fish in the League Two pond this season, so I'm sure promotion will be a mere formality. No pressure ;)

Does Baby-Drogba have his brother's tendency of falling over a lot? :D

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Unfortunately I couldn't tell you yet! He picked up a hamstring tear in that opening match and hasn't featured since :(

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God knows how many I got through in my FM11 save!

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Went over 2000 before quitting halfway through the year to focus on testing and trialing the setup for the current one.

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Season 5: Halfway House Update

We started fairly slowly - after the 3-0 win over Darlington you'd think the goals were flowing and teams would be blown away, but we actually found it quite difficult to get the balance between offering a goal threat and keeping the defence tight, especially with Drogba spending 3 months on the treatment table. Nevertheless, we kept within a few points of the automatic promotion spots, before finally finding a good balance and really kicking on up the table.

We eventually reached top spot, even opening up a gap over second-place Stockport, but we then suffered a bit of a hangover after going out of the FA Cup and JPT in successive matches (second round against BSP Bury Town and semi-final against L1 Torquay respectively) and lost a couple of games to allow the gap to be closed. A very lucky 4-2 win over Hartlepool closed out the year, meaning we kept top spot on goal difference for the New Year's celebrations.

The Good

  • Tight defence
  • Top of the league
  • JPT semi-final

The Bad

  • Drogba has managed only 8 starts
  • Slightly poor recent form
  • Everyone wants massive wages to renew their contract past the end of the season

Results - League Table - Squad

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Everyone wants massive wages to renew their contract past the end of the season

Be careful,remember they also get 25% wage rise when you get promoted...

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Yeah I know that's the problem. I'm very concerned as to the future of this club given the parlous finances and the fact that I basically have a choice between decimating the squad and bankruptcy. I really don't want to be club jumping again, but it might be the best thing for my career to do a Harry Redknapp and get out before the brown stuff hits the fan. Is it worth jacking another job though? I have a year left on my contract after this season.

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Yeah I know that's the problem. I'm very concerned as to the future of this club given the parlous finances and the fact that I basically have a choice between decimating the squad and bankruptcy. I really don't want to be club jumping again, but it might be the best thing for my career to do a Harry Redknapp and get out before the brown stuff hits the fan. Is it worth jacking another job though? I have a year left on my contract after this season.

I dunno...sometimes it's best for both parties to split up.Southend sounds like they're in a rut and maybe can't afford where you want to go.

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If I stay I've got to be in it for the next 3 or 4 seasons, the squad needs rebuilding since I can't afford to keep it together, and I shouldn't rebuild it in my image and then quit after a year, that would be unfair on the club. Tricky decision.

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If I were you I'd stay and tough it out, I can never resist a good rebuilding job! Decent spot to be mid-season, hope you press on in the second half.

KUTGW! :thup:

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Looking good for bouncing back up so far (asides from your little Nov/Dec wobble!) :thup:

If the finances are that bad, more often than not, a takeover will happen, which may put the club back on a sound standing. So it may be worth hanging around for a bit longer, but then again, takeovers are thwart with danger, and you could end up with the sack. As you've said, tricky decision!

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I'd move but then again I always move from places where I'm being successful and regret it later, so what the hell do I know...

Win the league first though, that's always a reputation boost. The best thing would probably be to stick with the club and then move as soon as something better appears - ie, don't resign but start applying for jobs as soon as you win the league.

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If I stay I've got to be in it for the next 3 or 4 seasons, the squad needs rebuilding since I can't afford to keep it together, and I shouldn't rebuild it in my image and then quit after a year, that would be unfair on the club. Tricky decision.

I'd say go with what feels right in order to keep the save fun for you. :)

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Do whatever you would do if you were in that situation in real life. Would you stay for the sake of the club and build them up or decide you need to move for the sake of your own career?

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Loving following this on Twitter and here. Also the thread title is genius.

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