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Nice wage budget for a BSP team (at least, compred to the wage budget I'll have when I make the BSP!)

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BURY TOWN 2012-2013 Season (BSN)

Table - Graph - Transfers - Finances

My first season in charge of the club was inconsistant. We went some games looking like we were forged in gods very flames and then others as if we had just spent a night on the town. This probably had something to do with the low squad harmony due to be getting rid of absolutely everyone at the club when i took over, but i hate to think what would have happened if i didnt. Overall we came 12th which the board where happy with since i promised to avoid relegation. And without further ado, the key plays and stats stuff!!

Key Players

Loris Karius (GK) - Sign in december and was a stalwart defender of my holy temple. Unless the other team put it hard in a corner, then big K would save it. He earned me points by himself (kinda why he was key).

Tom Platt (CB) - Same name as me... Oh and i guess i signed him in mid december as well when i was on a 9 match streak with no wins. First game he gets two goals and is man of the match. Second game, man of the match. He really helped plug my back line.

William Mellors-Blair (RM) - A pacy winger who got me some vital goals and assists. Really came through in the second half of the season where he secured a place for the next campaign. (11 assists, 8 goals)

Milton Elenge (CM) - At the start of the season he was a backup, but he developed so fast during the season and by christmas was first team. I've honestly never seen someone develop so fast without high training facilities/coaches. He owned the midfield with his passing

Scott Ginty (ST) - 19 league goals with pace, composure and finishing to tear up the league.

Martin Reilly (ST) - Almost the same as Ginty but with 17 goals in about as many games.

Hopes and dreams

I plan to keep around 11-14 players from my current squad, improve the rest and then push for a top 5 finish. The cups im not worried about since i know ill get more money once i get promoted. I still will give the FA cup a shot though with the hope of a big team third round fixture.

Season	League	FA Cup		Other Cups	Europe  	Final Pos.	Achievements
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2012/13 BSN	1st round	FAT 4th qual	N/A		12th		Kept my job.

TL:DR - Won some, lost some, came 12th, survived. Yay.

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A question. There's this brazilian player in Man City that I want to sign. However, it says work permit application not approved. Why is that so?

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I swear the better the player, the more likely he is to get injured.

Signed a great striker after West Ham released him. Scores five in his last five, and then torn hamstring, 3-4 months. Star centre-back signing, twisted ankle. Never my squad players.

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A question. There's this brazilian player in Man City that I want to sign. However, it says work permit application not approved. Why is that so?

I had a similar thing happen. Its frustrating.

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Still in the BSS but my board has increased my coaches limit to 6. Time to get a few specialists in methinks. :D

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Chippenham Town F.C. 2012/2013

#24 - DizzyIzzyB13

5th in Blue Square South (Play-offs) (pred: 22nd) | Transfers 1, 2 | Finances | Position Graph | Player Stats 1, 2

The League

I'm very pleased with our performance in the league. We started poorly, but recovered to spend most of the first half of the season comfortably in mid-table, but the tail end of a Blue Square South record 16-game unbeaten run started us creeping up the table. We entered the play-off spots for the first time with 5 games to go, in the middle of a poor run of form to end the season that saw us win just 3 of our last 11 games. Nevertheless, our competition allso lost form, and we somehow managed to sneak into the final play-off spot on goal difference thanks to Kane Ingram scoring twice in the last 11 minutes to help Weston-super-Mare secure a 4-2 victory over Cheltenham. The key factor was our ability to avoid losing - we had more draws (19) than anyone else in the league and the fewest defeats (6). This was due to our miserly defence, which made up for a lack of fire-power up front by conceding the fewest goals in the league - our 34 goals conceded was an average of less than one per game, a feat only Eastbourne Borough, who finished above us on goal difference, managed to achieve of the other teams in the division.

In the play-offs, we faced Ebbsfleet, a team we hadn't beaten in the regular season. That changed in the first leg at Hardenhuish Park, with Eddie Sharman scoring a 13th minute goal against his former club to break a goal drought that'd lasted over 500 minutes and securing a slender

. In the second leg, Sharman was again the man to punish his former club, opening the scoring in the first minute of the game and then setting up Sam Gainford with an exquisite chip early in the second half. Despite pulling a goal back on the hour, Esbbfleet were dispatched
and 3-1 on aggregate as we progressed to the play-off final. So, our season came down to one game. a trip to Eastbourne Borough, with a spot on the Blue Square Premier Division on the line... and Eddie Sharman came up big again, capitalising on an error by the Eastbourne 'keeper to score the only goal in a
win that sent us up!

The Cups (FA Cup (Expectations: 3rd Qualifying Round) | FA Trophy (Expectations: Enjoy competing))

Our FA Cup campaign opened with a convincing 5-1 demolition of non-league

in the Second Qualifying Round. This set us up with a trip to another non-league side, Evesham, which seemed to be headed in the same direction before a couple of late goals almost pulled them back into it, with the game ending in a
victory. After that, we faced much stiffer competition as we were drawn against struggling Blue Square Premier side Woking in our third consecutive away game in the competition. But, after a hard fought game which seemed to be heading for a draw, a late
sent us through to the first round proper with the teams from the Football League. However, instead of a glamour tie against one of the bigger clubs like Charlton or Crystal Palace, we were sent on the road for the fourth game in a row in the competition to Northern Premier side Chorley, managed by former Manchester City and Blackburn midfielder Garry Flitcroft. A solid
sent us through to the Second Round. Our reward was yet another away game, but this time, we were sent to League 2 Hartlepool. It looked like we had a shot at escaping with a creditable goalless draw until the 75th minute, when Ryan Harrison hit an ugly, shanked shot that looked like it was heading wide and
to hand us an upset 1-0 victory and put us into the draw with the big boys for the Third Round. We ended up with a trip to the Galpharm Stadium to face League One high-fliers Huddersfield, our 6th away game in a row in the competition. Unfortunately, this game came during a tough run of games around Christmas, and a tired team slumped to a disappointing
defeat, and exited the competition. Leaving aside the manner of our exit, though, I was pretty satisfied with our progress in the competition, since we vastly over-performed our expectations.

When the draw for our first FA Trophy match was made, I felt a sense of déjà vu, as we were matched up against the same team we opened against in the FA Cup. This time, however, AFC Totten visited Hardenhuish park. The result wasn't quite as dramatic, thanks to a spate of injuries and the attrition of a busy schedule, but a

was enough to take us through. Next up were North Leigh in the First Round proper, who were comfortably dispatched
.In the second round, we survived a trip to Blue Square Premier side Cheltenham, escaping the initial tie with a
draw. In the replay, Tom Dunford scored the pick of the goals with a 30 yard stunner that proved to be the decisive goal in a
victory. In the third round, we welcomed Kidderminster Harriers to Hardenhuish Park, but despite a gutsy performance, the Blue Square Premier side left with the victory after a heart-breaking late goal secured them a
victory. Even so, we exceeded expectations, so I can't complain too much.

The Players

Top Goalscorer: Eddie Sharman - 24

Top League Goalscorer: Eddie Sharman - 16

Most Assists:: Sam Gainford, Ryan Harrison - 8

Highest Average Rating: Eddie Sharman - 7.10

Fan's Player of the Year: Eddie Sharman

Team of the Year

Eddie Sharman was clearly our player of the year, despite having a long goal drought that threatened to scupper our season. His crowning achievement was being the FA Cup's top scorer for the season. Some of the players included in the Team of the Year were questionable choices, being youth players who made a couple of appearances in cover, but whatever. Other than Sharman, the players who deserve the most credit for this season were goalkeeper Sean Cuff, who conceded just 23 goals in 35 appearances for the club and whose rating failed to appreciate how crucial he was. Adam Robinson was the rock in the heart of our defence, along with his two main partners, Louis Storey and Dan Bennett.

Internationals: Jamie Maclean, Malta & Malta U-21s; Aryn Williams, Australia U-21s.

The Staff

Manager: Isabella Bianchi

Assistant Manager: Jack Ward

Coaches: Mal Downing (GK), Ralph Duncan, Paul James (Fitness), Kevin Kelly

Scouts: Dominic Warburton, Bob Wilson

Physiotherapist: Ian Pearce

The Finances

Like many clubs at this level, we lost a fair bit of money this sason. Partly this is down to me, since I didn'tdo a great job in the transfer market and such this season. I'm looking to improve there for next year. At least the board is willing to invest in the club, sicne they came up with a cash injection to take the edge off the losses.

The Future

I'm hoping that next year we can consolidate our spot in the Blue Square Premier. Ideally, we'll get some good cup runs and the money they goes along with them, too.Whatever money becomes available, I'm aiming to try and put into improving our facilities. Pleasingly, the board seem to have this goal as well, since they arranged to expand the seating capacity of Hardenhuish Park. It's not a capacity increase, but it's a ground improvement that'll prove useful to the club.

[b][u][color="blue"]CLUB HISTORY[/color][/u][/b]

[b]SEASON	LEAGUE	POS.	Notes[/b]
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[b]12/13[/b]	BSS	[url=http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee69/DizzyIzzyB13/Chippenham/2012-13/BlueSquareSouth.png]5th[/url]	Promoted via Play-offs
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[b][u][color="blue"]TROPHY CABINET[/color][/u][/b]

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[b][u][color=purple]MANAGER AWARDS[/color][/u][/b]

[b]Blue Square South Manager of the Year - [url=http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee69/DizzyIzzyB13/Chippenham/2012-13/BlueSquareSouthManageroftheYear.png]2012/2013[/url][/b]

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Second Season Syndrome (SSS): Without promotion you find your wage budget is smaller the next year and all the ex-youth kids think they are too good for your team.

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is there a way to solve it?

Not that I know. As BSR managers we must suffer the indignity and inequality of it.

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Not that I know. As BSR managers we must suffer the indignity and inequality of it.

FML. And that guy has the potential according to my assistant manager.

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FML. And that guy has the potential according to my assistant manager.

Im be cautious about believing potential ratings of your scouts/managers. They go by league.

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Im be cautious about believing potential ratings of your scouts/managers. They go by league.

Meh :/ He's free anyway. So why not sign him and try. But damn it! Freaking permits!

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My BSN Bury town in 3-0 up over sunderland after 30 minutes... why cant we do this in the league?!

Edit: finished 3-0. why does my team mock me like this...

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What problem?

It's not a problem more like a rule. I'm have problems signing Brazilans who have 20+ youth caps starting in the youth side which seem stricter than usual so don't know if potential still plays part for the appeal as my ass man think he would be good prem in the future.

But with them being based in England and can't get a work permit for a english side shouldn't they return to Brazil?

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Quick question, why is there a team named "soccer am" in my game?

A "funny inclusion" :rolleyes: Did think Si stopped adding fake teams after Dream team.

Cast and staff of the show are in the team. I've got Tubes as my Scout!

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I asume its a show then. Right. Odd.

Yeah, it's a saturday morning football comedy/chat TV show that's been running for years. I don't mind their inclusion, but it's irritating that some of them are good enough to play BSN/BSS football.

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I asume its a show then. Right. Odd.

I absolutely HATE it when they do things like this. It's ridiculous. Harchester was a farce, as was the Glenn Hoddle Academy. If they're going to do it, it should be as an optional opt-in feature, not something that's put into our games and we only find out now when our long-term game is up and running.

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I absolutely HATE it when they do things like this. It's ridiculous. Harchester was a farce, as was the Glenn Hoddle Academy. If they're going to do it, it should be as an optional opt-in feature, not something that's put into our games and we only find out now when our long-term game is up and running.

Glenn Hoddle Academy and other Academies are fine as it is real and does get players back to pro football but T.V shows make no sense at all having a gimmick.

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Right folks, say goodbye to my Worksop team. Not only could I not sign improvements to my team last summer, now that my youth intake dont even want contracts, I'm going to be reloading and trying again.

Anyone got any recommendations for teams to look out for?

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Bloody hell! Nice progress Dons, but what has happened to Leeds!?

Can't say, haven't monitored any big clubs progresses really. But looks like alot of sub par perfomarnces, and guessing going down to L1 from CH the first time, made them loose alot of good players.

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Right folks, say goodbye to my Worksop team. Not only could I not sign improvements to my team last summer, now that my youth intake dont even want contracts, I'm going to be reloading and trying again.

Anyone got any recommendations for teams to look out for?

Why not just resign and pick one of the new teams promoted? :D

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I did seriously consider that but it occurred to me that it could be a corruption in the game file - because surely youth intake should accept youth contracts by default. With that in mind, I figured it was safer to start with a new game....

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League One and results like that. What are your secrets? signing? tactics? tomfoolery?

Don't have any secrets, besides just a lucky game. Playing a defensive 4-4-2, with options of even more counter defensive 5-3-2 and 4-3-1-2 as more attacking option (depending injuries which formation i use) from BSN i asked for more coaches when possible, and atm in L1 I have 14 coaches - Tactics - Training - For the Leeds game, they were placed 22 and players without confidence, whereas my players had loads of confidence.

From start of challenge I have tried to build a strong defense with Def R/L pacy and good str/tackling, DEF C with really good str/tack/head. Also playing zonal and stick to position.

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I did seriously consider that but it occurred to me that it could be a corruption in the game file - because surely youth intake should accept youth contracts by default. With that in mind, I figured it was safer to start with a new game....

Thats a very good point. So what team are you looking to use?

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Don't have any secrets, besides just a lucky game. Playing a defensive 4-4-2, with options of even more counter defensive 5-3-2 and 4-3-1-2 as more attacking option (depending injuries which formation i use) from BSN i asked for more coaches when possible, and atm in L1 I have 14 coaches - Tactics - Training - For the Leeds game, they were placed 22 and players without confidence, whereas my players had loads of confidence.

From start of challenge I have tried to build a strong defense with Def R/L pacy and good str/tackling, DEF C with really good str/tack/head. Also playing zonal and stick to position.

Coaches? Ive hardly payed any attention to training. Does it make that much of a difference?

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I did seriously consider that but it occurred to me that it could be a corruption in the game file - because surely youth intake should accept youth contracts by default. With that in mind, I figured it was safer to start with a new game....

What team are you considering being?

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Coaches? Ive hardly payed any attention to training. Does it make that much of a difference?

The more coaches, the more you can specialize training areas and split out workload - I reckon it wont make as much difference, in comparison to having poor training facilities. But thinking from real life. A team with 1 or 2 coaches, cant do alot of eg set pieces training as well as cover other areas, whereas a team with many coaches, can take the time to sub train certain areas of a players abilities.

Thinking game engine wise - in all other FM games, STR/STAM has a huge impact on player perfomance over a season, so that has been primary thing for me to look for. Also almost regarding how team has played, i aim to keep their confidence high as they will perform better. When you have played 500 games or more, a simple thing as press conference it is the same things asked over and over, you just have to work out, which statements goes best with your players confidence :o

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Don't have any secrets, besides just a lucky game. Playing a defensive 4-4-2, with options of even more counter defensive 5-3-2 and 4-3-1-2 as more attacking option (depending injuries which formation i use) from BSN i asked for more coaches when possible, and atm in L1 I have 14 coaches - Tactics - Training - For the Leeds game, they were placed 22 and players without confidence, whereas my players had loads of confidence.

From start of challenge I have tried to build a strong defense with Def R/L pacy and good str/tackling, DEF C with really good str/tack/head. Also playing zonal and stick to position.

I'm just curious, why do you have any shooting at all for goalies, especially since its higher than attacking which i can understand since that includes passing.

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I'm just curious, why do you have any shooting at all for goalies, especially since its higher than attacking which i can understand since that includes passing.

Regardless positions, i always put a little of each in training (except from outfield players training GK). There are probably many other ways to put training, but this is what I like to do. What was the name of the chilean goalie who always shot penalities? :D Whio knows when my keeper will have to do that? Joke aside, it is probably not "perfect" but it works for me!

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Glenn Hoddle Academy and other Academies are fine as it is real and does get players back to pro football but T.V shows make no sense at all having a gimmick.

Yes and no. It felt like they were jumping on the back of a gimmicky addition on the basis of a nice tie-in they could promote in the press, which is pretty much how it turned out.

Actually - I partially take this back. I thought I'd read GHA had collapsed, but having read around a little it's still up and running.

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Can't say, haven't monitored any big clubs progresses really. But looks like alot of sub par perfomarnces, and guessing going down to L1 from CH the first time, made them loose alot of good players.

They lost 5-1 at Wycombe!! I'd pay to have seen that.

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Regardless positions, i always put a little of each in training (except from outfield players training GK). There are probably many other ways to put training, but this is what I like to do. What was the name of the chilean goalie who always shot penalities? :D Whio knows when my keeper will have to do that? Joke aside, it is probably not "perfect" but it works for me!

i don't have gk's training in it as shooting is just finishing and long shots - but should your gk score a 30 yard screamer feel free to post it on here to prove to me it is worthwhile :D

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Restarting as St Albans

Targets for season one:

Survive

Stay in the black

Sign at least one player who will be good enough to take us up in a year or two.

Chin up fella. My game is starting to go down the crapper in season three as well. It's as if the game has decided to throw as many combinations of 2-3 month injuries/set piece goals conceded/goals from first shot/clear chance misses at me as is possible.

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Haha I beat a terrible Tottenham 1-0 in the FA Cup 4th round, Fulham in a 5th round replay 2-1 after a 1-1 home and draw and now on to Sunderland at home

This is redonkulous!

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Let's see how much just the United game in League Cup will give. Currently have £1,425,167. Could do with a lot with board planning to do the training and youth up at the end of the season.

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Happy with 1-0 but not fun watching a team all over you:lol:

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Now got £2,019,308 so £594,141 gain.

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