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St. Albans – npower League 2 – 2017/2018

Goal for the season: Avoid relegation!

League Table

Past Position

This was much easier than expecting. After a bad start my team started to play consistent.

FA Cup – Did good. Got knocked out by Sunderland from PL. My team was also great against Sunderland. They scored their last goal after 90+3 :(

Johnstone’s Paint Trophy S – Not good enough.

League CupSame as above. Not good enough.

Squad – Got another great striker in on loan.

Transfers

Key player profiles:

Brendan Murphy – Topscorer with 20 goals.

Carl Walshe – Topscorer with 20 goals. Same as Brendan Murphy.

Simon Wheeldon - Was bossing the midfield!

La’Vere Corbin-Ong – Organied the defense very well!

Career Overview

Season    League                   Position    Achievements
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2012/13   BSS                     9th         n/a
2013/14   BSS                     1st         BSS
2014/15   BSP                    10th         n/a
2015/16   BSP                    12th         n/a
2016/17   BSP                     4th         Promotion via Playoff
2017/18   L2                      2nd         Automatic promotion

Next Season

Avoid relegation is my only goal!

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Harrow Borough | Season 2024/25 | Coca-Cola League One

Table | Positions Graph | Squad | Finances | Transfers

The sale of Calvin Cooke further boosted my bank balance, along with a bonus £100k for a reserve player who was never going to make it for us. But we were struggling to find players to improve the side. The pitch was also relaid which, I hoped, would boost my home form. We started badly but then climbed rapidly on a long unbeaten run from early November to an unlucky defeat at Fratton Park in mid-January. But from then on it was much more stop-start, and a bad run from late March in which we got only 1 point in six games before inexplicably overcoming leaders Sunderland at Harrow Stadium. But it was a false dawn - the trip to Wembley detailed below followed straight afterwards and seemed to take something out of us for a while. Form improved a bit at the end of the season but it was too late and it was a massive step backwards in the League this year. Or so I thought. But suddenly, after five points from 9 games, we put together a run of four wins and a draw in five games and went into the last game level on points with Barnet in 6th. With the goal difference six behind Barnet, realistically we needed to better their result to squeeze into the playoffs at the last minute. After four consecutive defeats, Barnet faced mid-table Tranmere in their last game, whilst we had to visit our JPT Final opponents, Bolton, who I knew would be our likely opponents in the playoff final if we got there. With Stoke and Bristol City vying for automatic promotion, one of those would be our semi-final opponents if we could snatch the playoff place.

We took the lead at the Reebok within twenty minutes, and doubled our lead before half-time. Soon after the hour, we secured a massive win with a third goal, and though Bolton did get one back, it never looked likely that they'd get back into the game. Would it be enough? Despite Tranmere's late goal giving Barnet a scare at Underhill, they held on for a 2-1 win meaning that we missed out on our second playoff appearance in League One. Still, it had been a good recovery after a tough run.

The record signing of Francisco Luis Melendez might have been a mistake - he's only 22 now so there's time for him to come good, but he was definitely a disappointment this year. It feels a bit like a lottery with my scouts at the moment - for every Kaya or Faulds, there's a Melendez or a Ouinsou. If I'm going to get out of this league, I'm going to need to find a few more quality players alongside the gems we've already got. The expected loss of stalwarts Williams, Avgousti, Rose and Tommy as well as possibly the impressive Ivan Kiss means we will need significant reinforcements this summer and I will need to replace them with better quality than some of my current squad. However, getting the high wages of players such as Avgousti and Williams will free up some budget finally and mean that I can halt the decline in our financial fortunes. I think, despite an awesome couple of years, Faulds might also be on the way out because I could use the money and I actually think he seems over-rated in the game. But we do need to replace these players with adequate reinforcements to add to the quality we have particularly up front.

Cup Runs this year: a first Carling Cup win against League Two's Bristol Rovers was followed up by a visit from Premiership Newcastle United at Harrow Stadium. We put up a valiant fight, eventually going down 2-1 after extra time in a game in which we gave as good as we got. The FA Cup saw a disappointing 1st round exit to Portsmouth but the Johnstone's Paint Trophy saw yet another Wembley visit. The defeat to Southampton in the Playoff Final last season was the first Wembley defeat for Harrow in our fourth match there. This time, fate wasn't on our side. And the gate receipt income from the final wasn't that great either. Finances do need sorting out, we'll need to carefully balance quality signings with economy next year.

Key Players

Mike Faulds - continued his great form, but his contract is up in a year which might force me to cash in.

Dominic Winter* - easily the outstanding striker with 20 goals despite injuries.

Giasoumis Avgousti - goes without saying. 20 assists is awesome, but he won't sign a contract and will be gone next year.

Daniel Nwankwo - performances don't really match his goals. If he can start scoring a bit more regularly next year, we'll go up.

Lewis Casey- consistent full-backs are awesome!

Ivan Kiss - forming a solid defensive partnership with Faulds, might be able to step up to the role of senior defender if necessary.

(*= fans' player of the year)

The team of the year

The historical best XI - Rose, Casey and Tommy all inducted this year.

Key Records Broken

Highest Transfer Fee Paid: £230k for Francisco Luis Melendez from Celta

Biggest Win: 7-1 v QPR (JPT, November)

Most League Appearances (extended): 388 - Giasoumis Avgousti

Highest Transfer Spend: £425k (although according to transfers it was in fact £350k).

Valete (Or, key departures and their career stats)

GIASOUMIS AVGOUSTI

Couldn't persuade him to sign on again, but he had a good run for us. One of the favoured personnel of the club. Being released by Manchester City was obviously a good thing for him!! What a great player he has been.

APPS: 454, GOALS: 48, ASSTS: 152, MoM: 27, AvR: 7.05

JOSH WILLIAMS

Fell out of favour but was our best player for several years.

APPS: 385, GOALS: 48, ASSTS: 17, MoM: 29, AvR: 7.05

JOSH ROSE

After two impressive years, he was very much back-up last year. Strangely, all three of the legends to leave so far scored 48 goals for the club! Spooky!

APPS: 117, GOALS: 48, ASSTS: 40, MoM: 10, AvR: 7.26

Next season, we simply must improve. I need to get out of this league before I start to stagnate. It's getting far harder to sign players though - I have a horrible feeling I'll have to build up a team from some youngsters but at this level that's even harder than at the Premiership level, as Arsene shows.... But we'll see.

Targets for 2024/25

Promotion. FAILURE

Cup run including a victory over a Premiership side. FAILURE

Sign at least three players with Premiership potential, and ideally with leading Championship Current Ability. FAILURE but several players of decent/good Championship quality.

Targets for 2025/26

Promotion

Promotion

Promotion

In other news, Arsenal put and end to their run of winning in every other year for the last 5 years and retained their title, whilst Liverpool won the Cup and Man Utd beat Barcelona on penalties in Rome to claim the Champions' League.

Season      Division	          Position     Points    Achievements

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[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7278263&viewfull=1#post7278263]2012/13[/url]	    Blue Square South         17th      45       Stayed clear of relegation.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7287208&viewfull=1#post7287208]2013/14[/url]	    Blue Square South          3rd      80       Playoff runners-up.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7294922&viewfull=1#post7294922]2014/15[/url]	    Blue Square South          2nd      91       Promoted via playoffs.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7300819&viewfull=1#post7300819]2015/16[/url]	    Blue Square Premier       13th      64       Mid-table finish.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7305894&viewfull=1#post7305894]2016/17[/url]     Blue Square Premier       10th      63       None.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7313993&viewfull=1#post7313993]2017/18[/url]     Blue Square Premier       17th      57       None.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7322421&viewfull=1#post7322421]2018/19[/url]     Blue Square Premier       15th      56       Drew with Forest in FA Cup!
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7326026&viewfull=1#post7326026]2019/20[/url]     Blue Square Premier        7th      73       FA Trophy Winners.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7330382&viewfull=1#post7330382]2020/21[/url]     Blue Square Premier        4th      77       Playoff semi-finalists, FA Trophy Winners.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7334472&viewfull=1#post7334472]2021/22[/url]     Blue Square Premier        1st      90       Promoted as Champions; FA Trophy Winners.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7346166&viewfull=1#post7346166]2022/23[/url]     Coca-Cola League Two       1st      92       Promoted automatically, and at the first attempt!
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7354887&viewfull=1#post7354887]2023/24[/url]     Coca-Cola League One       3rd      87       Playoff Final runners up; FA Cup 4th round.
2024/25     Coca-Cola League One       7th      77       JPT Runner-up.

PS - the table on the first page is, as you have all noticed, not in operation currently. We're looking into easier ways of doing it, because with so many entrants, it was just becoming a crazy amount of work and was unsustainable. Will let you know when I know more.

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Reverted back to the old FC United save for a little while. I missed the guys. Sold most of my Germans to get assorted guys in again. Brought back a few legends too, including Lustenberger, Victor, Frank, Bobada and Bertrand (He's improved massively since I had him in L2!)

And don't forget the Dafuge Steam group, complete with chat! (Shameless plug...)

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Building up to the end of the season, top of the Premiership on excellent form, coasting through to the Champions league semi-final... and my two best players go and get injured! Hopefully the squad can pull together and help me complete the challenge.

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For those that have progressed a bit, was wondering what the job offer situation has been like?

I had previously been offered the Wrexham job when they were struggling in the BSP beside me, but having just won the BSP, it's gone a bit crazy!

First Crystal Palace, having just been relegated from the Championship came after me. Not too strange I suppose.

But just days later, Leicester, just relegated from the Premiership, came in with this offer! Who would give a recently non league manager a job with £24.5m to spend! Think I might save this one to the side, and keep it for a potential career game later. (also recently relegated Norwich also look like offering me the job too!)

Also just had the news that we are getting a new stadium by the end of next season - the imaginatively titled Canvey Island Stadium. Think it took weeks to come up with the name...

I mostly got offered same division jobs while working my way up the leagues, then the bigger clubs started to get more interested when I was in the Championship. And after one season in the Premiership I was pretty much linked to every top job. Although I only got one big offer, which was Liverpool with a £62m wage budget.

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FC United of Manchester

Season 3 (2014/2015) - npower League 2

Final position: 8th

Table Progress

We were never threatened to go down, and we couldn't realistically challenge for playoff spot either. Good calm season in the league for us. In the cups it was a different story as we were surprisingly competitive in the League Cup, where we were stopped only by Premiership Burnley in the semi final. This let me earn some good money and we ended the season in the green :). Next season will be a tough one, with some players leaving for free as their contract ends, and I didn't feel they're up to the league standard anyway, but most importantly we're losing our star striker Bart Aalbers, who was acting like a teen girl throughout a season. In the beginning he was crying that he want's a new deal, so I try to offer him one, but he demanded over 3.5k a week (my total wage budget is 10k) so I threatened to transfer list him unless he signs a new deal. He says OK, and comes back with demanding 5.5k lol. So I transfer list him and two teams make an offer Charlton with 525k and Burnley with 300k. I accepted the higher and rejected the lower offer, and everything was fine until he accepted the Charlton offer and one week later he was unhappy at me rejecting the Burnley renewed offer of 350k. This caused two other player to be unhappy at my treatment of Aalbers (and me releasing them on free). So we're looking at a team building season next year.

Star player: Bart Aalbers, our top goalscorer (2nd in the League 2)

targets from last season:

League: Stay up :) - Achieved

FA Cup: Get a cup run and make some money - Not really a run, but we did OK

League Cup: Get a nice away match against some strong Premiership side to boost the budget - Achieved, with style

JPT: I don't really care

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| Season  | Division | Pos | FA Cup  | LC   | Other Cups | Achievements                                          |
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| 2012/13 | BSN      | 1st | 4thQ R  | N/A  | FAT 3rd R  | Promotion, BSN Manager of the Season                  |
| 2013/14 | BSP      | 5th | 3rd R   | N/A  | FAT 4th R  | Promotion (playoff winner), BSP Manager of the season |
| 2014/15 | L2       | 8th | 3rd R   | 1/2F | JPT 1st R  | None                                                  |

Targets for next season:

League: Mid table Position (Media: 19th)

FA Cup: Get a cup run and make some money

League Cup: Get a nice away match against some strong Premiership side to boost the budget

JPT: Win a few matches

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END OF THE SEASON

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Bradford Park Avenue – Blue Square Bet North – 2012/13 - 3rd - Promotion via Playoffs

An amazing first season, that saw us blow away the opposition in many games, and seemingly score at will. A rough winter schedule of 2 games a week took its toll on a team that had a great 11 but no real depth, before a horrific run of injuries saw them blow the league in the last few games. Managing to throw away a 3 goal lead in the first leg of the play-offs set the alarm bells ringing, but in the end we coasted through to the Blue Square Premier via a win over fierce rivals Guiseley!

League - http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BlueSquareBetNorthOverview_Stages.png

Finances – http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BradfordPABoardroom_Finances.png Oh dear!

Squad – http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BradfordParkAvenueSquad_Players.png

Key Player Profiles

Kristian James - Undoubtedly the star man of the team and the division, netting 29 times in 38 games, with 9 assists and 9 MOM's. Probably wont be here for too long, though not had any interest yet. http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/KristianJamesOverview_Profile-1.png

Francois Kompany - Had the most assists in the league with a whopping 18, and scored some vital goals.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/FranoisKompanyOverview_Attributes.png

Gordon Dick - Was a rock at the back, and sorely missed during the closing weeks of the season, was back for the playoffs though. Also managed to bang in 10 from corners and free-kicks.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/GordonDickOverview_Profile-1.png

Medi Abalimba - Played the deep lying playmaker role in my 4-1-3-2, and had 12 assists as well as helping break up attacks.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/MediAbalimbaOverview_Profile-1.png

Career Overview

Season       Team                       Country                  League                 League Finish             Achievements
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2012/13    Bradford PA                 England               Blue Square North           3rd                   Promoted via playoffs

Next Season

Strengthen squad

Avoid relegation

Transfers: http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BradfordPATransfers_History.png

Fixtures: http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BradfordParkAvenueFixtures_Fixtures-1.png, http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BradfordParkAvenueFixtures_Fixtures-2.png

League Progress: http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BlueSquareBetNorthOverview_PastPositions.png

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Oh great. Got through to the Champions league final and my top scorer is suspended! Given injuries and squad registration issues, I may only have two strikers available for the final. That won't go well with my 4-3-3!

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END OF SEASON

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HENDON F.C - Season 2031/32

League Table | Squad | Transfer In / Out

Another season of disappointment, I'm not sure if I will ever finish this challenge! I think I need to bring in more quality as back up but we are lacking the finishing in front of goal is awful so a decent goalscorer is top of my wanted list!

Season      Division                    Position        Cups
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2012/13     Blue Square South           6th             F.A Cup 3rd Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 2nd Rnd
2013/14     Blue Square South           5th             F.A Cup 2nd Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 1st Rnd
2014/15     Blue Square South          12th             F.A Cup 3rd Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 2nd Rnd
2015/16     Blue Square South           9th             F.A Cup 2nd Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 1st Rnd
2016/17     Blue Square South           1st             F.A Cup 2nd Rnd, F.A Trophy 4th Rnd
2017/18     Blue Square Premier        10th             F.A Cup 4th Qual Rnd, F.A Trophy 4th Rnd
2018/19     Blue Square Premier         1st             F.A Cup 5th Rnd, F.A Trophy Winners
2019/20     npower League 2             9th             F.A Cup 3rd Rnd, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT 1st Rnd
2020/21     npower League 2             1st             F.A Cup 2nd Rnd, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT Semi-Finals
2021/22     npower League 1            15th             F.A Cup 3rd Rnd, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT 2nd Rnd
2022/23     npower League 1            14th             F.A Cup Semi Finals, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT 2nd Rnd
2023/24     npower League 1             1st             F.A Cup 4th Rnd, Carling Cup 1st Rnd, JPT 1st Rnd
2024/25     npower Championship         1st             F.A Cup 5th Rnd, Carling Cup 3rd Rnd
2025/26     Barclays Premier League    10th             F.A Cup 5th Rnd, Carling Cup Quarter Finals
2026/27     Barclays Premier League     8th             F.A Cup 3rd Rnd, Carling Cup Winners
2027/28     Barclays Premier League     9th             Europa League Quarter Finals, F.A Cup 3rd Rnd, Carling Cup 3rd Rnd
2028/29     Barclays Premier League     3rd             F.A Cup Final, Carling Cup 4th Rnd
2029/30     Barclays Premier League     4th             Europa League Winners, F.A Cup Winners, Carling Cup 4th Rnd
2030/31     Barclays Premier League     3rd             Europa League 2nd K.O, F.A Cup 4th Rnd, Carling Cup Semi Finals
2031/32     Barclays Premier League     5th             Champions League 1st K.O, F.A Cup Quarter Finals, Carling Cup Quarter Finals

Next Season Targets

*Top 2 finish

*Do well in Champions League

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Lost the Premier league title on goal difference, thanks to a last minute goal. GUTTED!

... won the Champions league though! Great effort from my team, riddled with injury and suspension we didn't even have a substitute striker, ended up playing a midfielder up front, then reduced to 10 men due to injury. Still beat Man City 2-0.

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Gypsum's Worksop town - Premier league - 2021/22

"So near, yet so far..."

League position: 2nd / Position chart

Media prediction: 8th

Tragically missed out on the championship after conceding a last minute goal in our final game, which meant we lost the title on goal difference. Agonising! Our small squad just couldn't cope with the injuries and suspensions towards the end of the season.

Champions league: Winners, beat Man City 2-0 AET / Progress /

Despite losing two of our best strikers to injury and suspension, and having no strikers available to name on the subs bench, we still managed to be the better side, eventually winning out thanks to Eberlein's class in extra time.

Transfers

Finances

General squad info

Star players;

1- Zlatko Rozman - A real revelation this season as I thought he would become a backup centre-back. Instead player 50 games, scoring 18 goals!

2- Philipp Eberlein - A fantastic runner on the ball, his pace and trickery bagged him 22 goals, with 15 assists and 10 MoM awards.

3- Denis - The 24 goal Brazilian striker unfortunately suffered a broken ankle towards the end of the season, which really impacted our league form.

4- Carlos Gonzalez - Cost me a total of £20m, but looks well worth it, was absolute class at the back.

5- Derek Wright - A bit of a Roy of the Rovers story. Wright was a striker we signed in League 1 and looked to be dropping to reserve team football. Instead, he ended up bagging 26 goals, but was dramatically suspended from the Champions league final. A deserving club icon.

6- Peter Birbeck - A bargain £1.6m signing from Man City, a cup tied Birbeck couldn't help our Champions league run, but showed his class in the league. Will be a massive player for us next season.

  Year                Division                          Position                    Other achievements
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[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7211593&viewfull=1#post7211593"]2012/13[/url]              Blue Square North                    1st
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7235105&viewfull=1#post7235105"]2013/14[/url]              Blue square Premier                  12th                       FA Cup third round
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7247744&viewfull=1#post7247744"]2014/15[/url]              Blue square Premier                  3rd                        Moved into new stadium / Playoff winners 
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7270622&viewfull=1#post7270622"]2015/16[/url]              League 2                             3rd                        Automatic promotion / FA cup 5th round
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7285863&viewfull=1#post7285863"]2016/17[/url]              League 1                             1st                        FA Cup 4th round
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7300327&viewfull=1#post7300327"]2017/18[/url]              Championship                         5th                        Championship playoff semi-finalists
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7311246&viewfull=1#post7311246"]2018/19[/url]              Championship                         1st                        
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7326521&viewfull=1#post7326521"]2019/20[/url]              Premier league                       7th
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7343716&viewfull=1#post7343716"]2020/21[/url]              Premier league                       2nd                        Champions league qualification
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7365531&viewfull=1#post7365531"]2021/22[/url]              Premier league                       2nd                        Champions league winners

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Tooting & Mitcham 2012/13 Season Review

Hey everyone, been a few years since I've tried the challenge. Couldn't get into FM09 or 11 for some reason but enjoying FM 12 so far, so I'm going to test that enjoyment with this challenge.

Am currently part way through second season, so will bring you up to date with first season.

After a couple of hours reloading I couldn't get anything 1000 or below so settled for Tooting & Mitcham as it was the best club name of the lot. (Met Police aside)

Profile http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/PierceHawthorneOverview_Profile-1.jpg

Spent about 6hrs on the first week, brutally tough. The wage budget is about the same as I remember (2k/week) but the money some players want is much higher and you can no longer sign players on full time like you could back in 08. Overall, I think I must have brought in over 100 players on trial, very difficult not to get desperate when other clubs start bidding for them and you're waiting for others to come in on trial to work out who is better.

Initial Squad:http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/TootingMitchamUnitedSquad_Players-1.jpg

Transfers: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/TootingMitchamTransfers_History.jpg

Final Squad: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/TootingMitchamUnitedSquad_Players-2.jpg

League Position: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/BlueSquareBetSouthOverview_Stages-1.jpg

League History: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/BlueSquareBetSouthOverview_PastPositions.jpg

Went over wage budget early on to try and make the team competitive, helped that a number of the starting squad were on £0 so they made good backups for the first season. Good season, although never truly came close to challenging for a playoff spot but did manage to build up a big database of players from all the scouting, recommendations, trials etc.

At the end of the first season, I had a dilemma. The £0'ers all walked out (don't blame them) and those who were getting paid wanted pay rises, some wanted £400/week when the budget was only £2.1k.week which is impossible to do. So, at the end of the first season, I actually got rid of a number of players, including captain and top scorer Wade Small, which didn't go down well with the board. However, with the wages saved from Small, Whittle and Ford (who was also a coach), I was able to bring in 2 new strikers, a new left winger, new left back and new right back for the 13/14 season.

Have filled out my squad with £5/week youth players and so far it's worked out alright, having made a good start to the 13/14 season. There's a big quality drop outside of my best 11 though, so I'm nervous as we get into the 2 games/week phase of the season.

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Gilbster - North Ferriby - Premiership - 2034/35 End of season Update

Table | Positions | Transfers | Squad | Finances

A slightly improved season. Only signed the 1 player just to see if I could have a more consistent season with an already gelled squad and I think it made some difference, although the top 4 seems to be in a league of their own. I think I need to get in a few more key signings to make sure we can continue on our momentum of this season.

In the cups we lost in quarters of League cup, in Euro Cup we made it to the 2nd Knockout round before Juventus beat us overall by only 1 goal. We also lost in FA Cup quarters and in the shock of the season, Newport County in League 1 (promoted back to champ for next season), won the FA Cup.

Already got some improved players coming in for next season and a few of my old high earners that I cant get rid of will be leaving in a month when their contracts expire which should help a lot.

Career So Far



Season    Division    Pos     FA Cup      Other Cups             Achievements
2012/13   BSN         5th     1st R       FAT 1st R              Promoted via Playoffs
2013/14   BSP         16th    4th QR      FAT 3rd R
2014/15   BSP         12th    2nd R       FAT QF Replay
2015/16   BSP         15th    1st R       FAT 1st R
2016/17   BSP         1st     4th QR      FAT 3rd R              Champions and Promoted!
2017/18   L2          22nd    1st R       JPT1R, LC 1R           Survived on goal difference
2018/19   L2          3rd     1st R       JPTFN, LC 1R           Promoted
2019/20   L1          24th    1st R       JPT1R, LC 1R           Relegated
2020/21   L2          21st    1st R       JPT1R, LC 2R
2021/22   L2          7th     3rd Rep     JPT2R, LC 1R           Lost in Playoff Finals
2022/23   L2          1st     1st R       JPTWin, LC 1R          Champions and Promoted! JPT Winners!
2023/24   L1          8th     5th R       JPT2R, LC 1R  
2024/25   L1          1st     4th R       JPTWin, LC 1R          Champions and Promoted! JPT Winners!
2025/26   CH          15th    4th R       LC 2R 
2026/27   CH          5th     Semis       LC 2R                  Play off Semi Final, FA Cup Semi finalists
2027/28   CH          3rd     3rd R       LC 3R                  Lost in Playoff Finals
2028/29   CH          4th     3rd R       LC 2R                  Play off Semi Final
2029/30   CH          5th     4th R       LC 4R                  Promoted
2030/31   PRM         8th     Semis       Lc 3R
2031/32   PRM         7th     4th R       LC 4R                  Europa League Qualification
2032/33   PRM         9th     Quarters    LC 3R, EC Semis        Europa League Semi Finalists
2033/34   PRM         6th     Quarters    LC Semi                Europa League Qualification
2034/35   PRM         5th     Quarters    LC QF, EC 2nd Knockout Europa League Qualification

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Kept my L1 playoff spot on the last day of the season with a 2-2 away draw to Wycombe (8th place).

If i hadnt of scored the 90th minute goal i would have lost my playoff spot to millwall!

Now wish me luck in the playoffs against Hereford!

PS: what are the rules in championship regarding HG players?

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Home leg 3-1 :)

Away leg to come - whoooo come on you blues!!!!!!!

If i win its Bury Town vs Leeds final

4-2 in the away leg :)

7-3 aggregate win :) HERE WE COME LEEDS!!!

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45 Mins and its 2-1 to Bury Town

78 3-1 :)

82 mins - 3-2 :S

90 mins 3-2 BURY TOWN ARE GOING TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP :)

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FC United of Manchester

Season 11 - 2022/23 – nPower Championship

Pre-season - Media Prediction: 8th

The Big Time Awaits

League Table| Progress | Squad | Transfers

The aim for the new season was to gain promotion to the Premier League and by the end of July I was confident that I'd put together the squad required to do the job, mainly though buying a decent couple of defenders and a creative midfielder. The campaign started well and a run in the Carling Cup was good for confidence after wins against Newcastle and Tottenham.

The turn of the year saw me top of the league and drawn away in the FA Cup to Man Utd, which helped boost the financial difficulties. An agonising extra-time loss in the Carling Cup final was hard to take but was a good achievement, but nothing compared to winning the Championship and looking forward to Premier League football. However, the FC United Stadium won't see top flight football straight away due to a stadium expansion to take it from 6,600 seats to 12,500. The DW Stadium will be home for now.

Another highlight of the season was my son coming through the youth system. Unfortunately, he's a goalkeeper and looks as **** as I was between the sticks!

Targets for the 202/23 season

1. Gain promotion to the big time ACHIEVED

2. Reach FA Cup 5th round FAILED

3. Clear club debt ACHIEVED

Career Overview

Season          League                League Finish     Achievements
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2012/13         Blue Square North          4th           Reached play-offs 
2013/14         Blue Square North          9th           Reached FA Cup 1st round
2014/15         Blue Square North          3th           Highest finish to date        
2015/16         Blue Square North          1st           Promoted                           
2016/17         Blue Square Premier        1st           Promoted                               
2017/18         League Two                 17th          None                                       
2018/19         League Two                 3rd           Promoted                            
2019/20         League One                 15th          None      
2020/21         League One                 1st           Promotion/JPT winner                               
2021/22         Championship               5th           None                                      
2022/23         Championship               1st           Promotion/Carling Cup Finalist     

Targets for new season:

1. Survive in the Premier League

2. Reach FA Cup 5th round

3. Reach Carling Cup final

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Happy to have this but is it a bug?

Bug?

I don't think it is a bug, Glen. The message mentions the installation of seats rather than enlarging the stadium.

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I don't think it is a bug, Glen. The message mentions the installation of seats rather than enlarging the stadium.

Yeh but it says i will be sharing a ground with myself in my old stadium.

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I don't think it is a bug, Glen. The message mentions the installation of seats rather than enlarging the stadium.

Think the bug is the ground share part!

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Yeh but it says i will be sharing a ground with myself in my old stadium.

Oh yeah. I somehow missed the bottom line! Weird!

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Chester FC ~ 2013-14 Season Update

Table - Positions - Transfers

Overview

After last season's defeat in the Blue Square North play-off final away at Northwich it was the management's aim to achieve automatic promotion this season. As if to underline that desire, the club made the marquee signing of Sean Thornton (of Leyton Orient and Doncaster fame) on a free from Aberystwyth. Although now breaking into his thirties it was clear to all the skill he still possessed could have seen him play at a much higher level, so this signing was a major coup for Chester. As the summer progressed some non-contract backup signings began to trickle in, along with two Aussie beauts. Joshua Thomas and the lovely Krunoslav Bakula (nicknamed Chase due to him also being half-Croatian - have to admit I have a bit of a man-crush on him also) were sure to set the league alight.

Needless to say, with such skill within the ranks, Chester dominated the league (as you can see from the Postions screenshot - we only dropped to second due to our cup runs meaning we were a few games behind) and went on to become champions with two games of the season remaining. Happily enough the team became centurions too by breaking the 100 point barrier with the final game of the season. The FA Cup saw Chester make it to the second round proper, before crashing out to a vastly superior Mansfield team. More silverware was to be won however, unfortunately it was only silver though as a close game saw Chester run out a close second in the FA Trophy against Gillingham. The game at Wembley more than made up for missing the chance to properly celebrate the league title win with the fans, which we unable to do at the Deva Stadium due to our last couple of league fixtures being away games. Despite the defeat, the accounting department still partied like we'd done the double - hopefully not splashing out too much of the £300k (approx.) the club reeled in from the Wembley crowd.

Ian Bennet had broadcast his intent to retire at the end of the season and we made sure he retired on a high, even if his rapidly declining stats meant he only played for the first half of the season. The clubs other old man, Marcus Hall, was also evidently on the decline - though not so much in skill as in fitness. Multiple injuries over the season saw him barely playing half a season himself and forced the club to ram raid the loan market on a few occasions. There are strong rumours that Marcus Hall will not play another league game for the club, instead being utilised as a tutor for some of the youngsters if a new club cannot be found for him. Hall is unlikely to be the only exit from the promotion winning team as the success of the club this season is without doubt going to attract some of the bigger clubs to the team's key players. The manager will surely have his work cut out to keep the stars of this season and replacing those who he fails to keep hold of. Overall though, a more than satisfactory season!

Targets:

Try to keep hold of key players (Thornton, Thomas, Bakula)

Play-off place in the BSP

Final of the FAT

History:

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[TD][i][u]Season[/u][/i][/TD]
[TD][i][u]Division[/u][/i][/TD]
[TD][i][u]Position[/u][/i][/TD]
[TD][i][u]Cups/Achievements[/u][/i][/TD]
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[TD]2012-13[/TD]
[TD]Blue Square North[/TD]
[TD]  3rd[/TD]
[TD]Play-off finals[/TD]
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[TD]2013-14[/TD]
[TD]Blue Square North[/TD]
[TD]  1st[/TD]
[TD]FAT runners up, Manager of the Season[/TD]
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N.B. Sorry can't seem to get rid of that big gap in the History table!

EDIT: Forgot to mention, my U18s won their league also! :D

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Harrow Borough | Season 2025/26 | Coca-Cola League One

Table | Positions Graph | Squad | Finances | Transfers

I did eventually sell Faulds, for a record fee, and this left me worryingly exposed at the back. I was worried, because I couldn't find any adequate replacements and I was braced for a long, hard season. However, early season form from the very average-looking Callum Connelly helped, and the team put together a run that saw me top after 10 games. I didn't really believe we could keep it up, though, and when we hit the end of January still top of the league, and some eight points clear, I couldnt quite believe it. I got in a few reinforcements to try to cement the position, nonetheless, because I didnt feel the team was quite up to promotion yet, especially in defence. But I also had to let my 'keeper go. He wasn't anything special, and £300k was just too tempting even though I didn't feel I had an adequate replacement. I looked to try and bring someone in, but couldn't find anyone even close to his ability, so I made do with the dross I had languishing as backup to Cowell before he was sold - namely Junior Tommy, who, despite an awesome name, had never had an AvR of over 6.91.

However, though the goalkeeping situation was an issue, I did strengthen the defence by bringing in Biagui Kemenani which meant that Callum Connelly's injury didn't cause any problems, and it meant that Tommy wasn't too exposed. Frankly, with the defence on the form they were in this season, I probably didn't need a goalkeeper!

To my astonishment, we just kept on winning, and tied up promotion with four games to spare. So finally I'm out of League One and into the Championship. We missed out on the 100 points which was a possibility, and didn't score as freely as we might have done but the defence was inexplicably sturdy and that's what did it for us this year.

Cup Runs weren't exactly the priority this year and the defeat to Wrexham was annoying because we could have had a big 4th round tie with Spurs, but it would have been at home so actually not that great.

Key Players

Callum Connelly - talk about proving me wrong! Faulds wasn't missed at all, and this guy really stepped up.

Dominic Winter - another 20 goals, which in a 3-man attack is plenty for a single striker.

Ivan Vega - improved my left-back position massively and I think he's good enough for the first season in the Championship.

Petru Burlacu* - also made a good contribution in terms of goals.

Biagui Kemenani- signed on loan from Liverpool, kept our title tilt on track with some good performances - enough to persuade me to sign him on a Bosman at the end of the season.

Gokhan Karatoprak - surprised me as I was checking through the squad at the end of the season as he had the best minutes to goals ratio of anyone. He's done really well and I'm sad to see him leave.

(*= fans' player of the year)

The team of the year

The historical best XI - Winter and Nwankwo inducted.

I was only 2nd in the manager of the year stakes, which is odd given that I finished top and Portsmouth have a much higher reputation than me. I swear this game has an issue with reputation.

Callum Connelly was named in the League 1 select XI.

Key Records Broken

Highest Transfer Fee Received: £675k for Mike Faulds to Huddersfield.

Highest Total Transfer Income: £1m although the transfers section puts it at £1.1m.

Highest League Position: 1st in League One

Valete (Or, key departures and their career stats)

MIKE FAULDS

Wouldn't sign a new contract so whilst I would like to have kept him, I had to cash in, and £675k was pretty good for someone valued at £100k and who would have left for nothing the following summer.

APPS: 150, GLS: 20, ASSTS: 11, MoM: 15, AvR: 7.28

LEWIS CASEY

Just wanted an upgrade, really; but he did do a good job for me, filling what had been a problem position.

APPS: 75, GLS: 0, ASSTS: 3, MoM: 4, AvR: 7.06

CRAIG DAVIDSON

Perhaps the best name I've had so far (still waiting for Marshall Matherson!). He was decent, but nothing special, in a squad full of top class strikers.

APPS: 70, GLS: 25, ASSTS: 20, MoM: 6, AvR: 7.19

BEN LUND

Just had quite a few people in the squad better than him in the same positions.

APPS: 111, GLS: 5, ASSTS: 1, MoM: 4, AvR: 6.99

GOKHAN KARATOPRAK

Suddenly agreed a deal to move away from Harrow immediately after promotion was confirmed. But though he was decent as a back-up player in League One, I dont think he would have been up to Championship standard to be honest.

APPS: 185, GLS: 74, ASSTS: 64, MoM: 24, AvR: 7.26

Next season, survival is everything, but also the finances need sorting out. With a takeover only recent history, there's little chance of another one yet, and though investment is possible, I think I'll have to cost-cut a little bit. A smaller squad, and thinking small for a few years of stability in the Championship is, I think, what we need. We'll be sharing Vicarage Road with Watford until mid-January while our stadium is converted to all-seater, so that will be interesting. It also cost me a lot, plunging me further into the red. But also, my scouting range has been improved, which will make things easier on the playing side.

Targets for 2025/26

Promotion SUCCESS

Promotion SUCCESS

Promotion SUCCESS

...WAHOO!!!!

Targets for 2026/27

Survival

Get into the black financially - might be a lost cause though.

Aim for a proper stadium expansion

In other news, Man Utd ran away with the league title, West Ham beat Arsenal in the Cup Final, and Sevilla beat Valencia in the Champions' League Final to clinch their first European Title.

Season      Division	          Position     Points    Achievements

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[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7278263&viewfull=1#post7278263]2012/13[/url]	    Blue Square South         17th      45       Stayed clear of relegation.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7287208&viewfull=1#post7287208]2013/14[/url]	    Blue Square South          3rd      80       Playoff runners-up.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7294922&viewfull=1#post7294922]2014/15[/url]	    Blue Square South          2nd      91       Promoted via playoffs.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7300819&viewfull=1#post7300819]2015/16[/url]	    Blue Square Premier       13th      64       Mid-table finish.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7305894&viewfull=1#post7305894]2016/17[/url]     Blue Square Premier       10th      63       None.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7313993&viewfull=1#post7313993]2017/18[/url]     Blue Square Premier       17th      57       None.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7322421&viewfull=1#post7322421]2018/19[/url]     Blue Square Premier       15th      56       Drew with Forest in FA Cup!
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7326026&viewfull=1#post7326026]2019/20[/url]     Blue Square Premier        7th      73       FA Trophy Winners.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7330382&viewfull=1#post7330382]2020/21[/url]     Blue Square Premier        4th      77       Playoff semi-finalists, FA Trophy Winners.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7334472&viewfull=1#post7334472]2021/22[/url]     Blue Square Premier        1st      90       Promoted as Champions; FA Trophy Winners.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7346166&viewfull=1#post7346166]2022/23[/url]     Coca-Cola League Two       1st      92       Promoted automatically, and at the first attempt!
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7354887&viewfull=1#post7354887]2023/24[/url]     Coca-Cola League One       3rd      87       Playoff Final runners up; FA Cup 4th round.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7364798&viewfull=1#post7364798]2024/25[/url]     Coca-Cola League One       7th      77       JPT Runner-up.
2025/26     Coca-Cola League One       1st      97       Promoted as Champions.

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In the middle of an amazing FA Cup run. Through to the 4th round after getting through three qualifying rounds (last was home against BSP team, Hayes and Yeading), then beating Crewe (BSP) at home in the first round, winning away to L2 Cheltenham in Rd 2 and now outlasting Tranmere (L2) in the third round at home. Obviously I've been lucky with my draw so far not having to play above L2 but with this run, I'm almost back to even financially, if I can get a big name away game in the 4th round, I think I'll be back in the black.

Edit: Got Sunderland away, they're currently 12th in the PRM, that should be enough.

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Haven't won in 8 matches, got beaten 3-0 by Sunderland and it could've been 7 or 8 nil, lost top spot in the BSS because of this bad run, playing 13 matches in the past 37 days with both main strikers out and one main central midfielder out.

On a positive note, the game was on TV and with the TV and gate combined, brought in £470k of revenue to the club, so about £400k after tax. That should be enough to enable me to bring in a little more depth, improve the training facilities and maybe finally get the board to agree to things.

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Had my best FA Cup draw to date (4th season in)---even though it didn't go far...after dispatching Dorchester in the 4th QR, got L1 Gillingham at their place...my share of gate receipts of £85K was the highest I've had so far (in fact, might've been more than all of my cup gate receipts in any given year!). Lost to them 2-0 in a spirited match where I held them in check for the first 75 minutes or so....but they eventually broke me down. Best team I've drawn so far, best gate receipts...keeping me relatively out of trouble (still in the red...but not terribly bad shape).

Oh...and I just moved ahead of BSS Farnborough on the rep screen...next up newly promoted to BSP Lewes...then another 11 BSN/BSS teams, a sub BSN/BSS team, another 6 BSN/BSS teams, before I start hitting BSP teams again. Progress??? :D

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#81 - Kingstonian. Season '17-'18. Blue Square Premier.

BSP position: 5th League table Promoted through play-offs

FA Cup: 1R

FA Trophy: 2R

Summary: Progress Current squad Mason Bush stayed for another season although he was still out of contract, and the squad was strengthened slightly with some attacking new blood as a result of a slow-ish start. I don't feel we ever got into a good run; the fixture list was not kind and a couple of wins would be followed by an away game against a top 5 team. However we always stayed a few points outside the play-off places, and beat 4th and 5th within a week of each other and ended with (finally) a run of games against bottom-half sides. In the play-offs we beat Kettering 3-2(agg) and then Mansfield 2-1 to win promotion to League 2. It doesn't feel deserved. Our leading scorer for most of the season was a centre-back Rhys Oates.

Transfers: Transfers were a bit more helpful this time around. Domonic Samuel left on a free, which the board weren't happy about, but his departure freed up wages for a few new signings, including Danny Maier who emerged as our new top-scorer.

Future prospects: Mason Bush signed a new contract. A couple of first-teamers have left; Nicolaj Kohlert (CM) can easily be replaced, but Liam Wakefield (LB with 235 league appearances for the club) will be a big loss. Still in the black, thanks to the play-off final. but our wage budget is low. We're going to struggle.

1213 - BSS 5th (lost in play-off final)

1314 - BSS 12th (FAT runners-up)

1415 - BSS 1st (promoted)

1516 - BSP 11th

1617 - BSP 7th (FAT semi-final)

1718 - BSP 5th (Promoted through play-offs)

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Tooting & Mitcham 2013/14 Season Review

The preseason was spent getting rid of most of the first season players and bringing in new, better players who wanted less money. Despite this, we still had a wage problem at T&M and after the initial best 14 players, the remainder of the squad was filled with youth players brought in under new, manager friendly, child labour laws.

A good start to preseason carried into the opening part of the BSS season, with T&M remaining unbeaten through the opening 12 games and winning our way into the main draw of the FA Cup. Despite one loss, we maintained our great record dropping only our opening FA Trophy round (which I didn't care about due to FA Cup run), amazingly winning our way through to the 4th Round of the cup and hitting the new year leading and with games in hand.

January, however, was hell. 10 matches in the month (13 in 37 days) which included a 7 match run without a win in the BSS, being knocked out of the FA Cup by Sunderland (no shame there). We then steadied in Feb and early March with a 6 match unbeaten run to steady ourselves in second place. Chelmsford, however, won 10 of 11 games in this period to secure the championship and automatic promotion. During this run, I lost both main strikers to injury, one main central midfielder and fullback, really testing the depth of the squad, however, the board now allowed me to spend more on players, so I brought in a third striker and back up winger, as well as 4 more kids.

The FA Cup run also gave me enough money that the board agreed to improve the training facilities at the end of this season, something I'm sure everyone is looking forward to, should help develop the multitude of youngsters we have at the club.

With automatic promotion gone, we dropped our heads, failing to win in our next 6, dropping to third and in some danger of missing the playoffs. Then came my great move. Going on holiday for three days, I let my assistant take the next game and he squeezed out a win, then, with me back in the chair, won the final two games of the season to finish 3rd and head into the playoffs in good form and with great morale.

First up was Dartford and going away first up, we sat tight early whilst they picked up three early yellows, then struck just before half time. They levelled instantly but we had the momentum still and an early second half goal rocked them, before Ansah slammed through a hatrick as we won 5-2 on the road. From there the home leg was a comfortable 2-1 victory, allowing me to take off some key players during the game to make sure they didn't pick up an injury before the playoff final.

The final was on the road at Hampton & Richmond and what a tight affair it was. Neither team was able to create any great chances all game, but in the 88th minute, my left back, Duffy, came off injured. I brought on my only bench defender, a centre back and moved the original centre back to left back where he was just as comfortable but right on full time, he too had to come off injured leaving me with only three defenders for extra time. Luckily, I have a 3-5-2 formation as a back up formation so I brought on a young midfielder and went three at the back and tried to hold on. Hold on we did until the 110th minute when their left back got caught in possession by Patterson, who passed into into the gambling Ansah who only had the keeper to beat and did so, 1-0 Tooting & Mitcham. One or two small scares later, we were up!

Playoff final: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/HamptonRichmondvTootingMitchamInformation_Overview.jpg

Stats: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/HamptonRichmondvTootingMitchamStats_PlayerRatings.jpg

Table: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/BlueSquareBetSouthOverview_Stages-2.jpg

Position history: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/BlueSquareBetSouthOverview_PastPositions-1.jpg

Squad: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/TootingMitchamUnitedSquad_Players-3.jpg

Transfers: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/TootingMitchamTransfers_History-1.jpg

Profile:http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/PierceHawthorneOverview_Profile-2.jpg

Boardroom Overview: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/divvydan/TootingMitchamBoardroom_BoardOverview.jpg

Next stop, the BSP! :thup:

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Season 2018-2019 Review

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Lewes fans stand in the Dripping Pan terracing as they witness a tense Second Leg against Newport County

Media Prediction: 24th

My Prediction: Lower-Mid Table

Final Position: 4th

With the season drawing to a close, it looked clear that we would be qualifying for a tough playoff landscape. On the final day of the season we beat Newport County in the first of what would be three straight games against the Welsh outfit, eventually triumphing on penalties after drawing 2-2 on aggregate. At Wembley, we played sixth placed Middlesbrough for a place in the Championship and secured a stunning third straight promotion with a 3-1 victory.

The unprecedented promotion was also a personal success, as I was voted League 1 Manager of the Year for the unexpected promotion, adding to my awards from the other leagues, hopefully I can complete a full set :D.

We're in no hurry to graduate from the Championship, so I'm hoping to ensure the stability of our rapidly recovering financial state and make ready for an attack on the top tier.

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FA Cup: Relegated Premiership side Stoke gave us a 3-0 hiding in the Third Round, our best run since 2015.

League Cup: Championship Champions Bolton smashed us 4-1 in the Second Round.

Johnstone's Paint Trophy: An embarrassing defeat 2-1 to Gillingham in the First Round South.

Managers Player of the Season

David McGoldrick: Jovicic nearly secured a second consecutive MPOTS award but David's contribution was too big to ignore as the veteran striker scored 27 goals in 45 appearances.

Table

Transfers

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Club Overview


Season Division Position Points Achievements
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2012/13 Blue Square South 8th 67 FA Trophy Semi Finalists
2013/14 Blue Square South 3rd 72 Promoted via playoffs, BSS Manager of the Year
2014/15 Blue Square Premier 12th 63
2015/16 Blue Square Premier 10th 69 FA Cup Third Round
2016/17 Blue Square Premier 1st 87 Blue Square Premier Champions, BSP Manager of the Year
2017/18 Npower League 2 1st 85 Npower League 2 Champions, League 2 Manager of the Year
2018/19 Npower League 1 4th 81 Promoted via playoffs, League 1 Manager of the Year

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FC United of Manchester

Season 4 (2015/2016) - Coca-Cola League 2

Final position: 1st

Table Progress

After selling Bart Aalbers last season I felt this one is going to be a struggle. I have managed to secure some players that did perform well above expectations and more importantly the players I already had were much more solid this year. We have started reasonably hovering around the playoff spot for the whole fist half of the season and around middle point we made our move for a top spot. When we got there we never let it slip and we secured the title with 2 games to spare. This was my best season so far, where I felt our performaces deserved the results not the other way round. Our cup runs were mixed, we didn't get a lot of attention in both LC and FA Cup, but we played marvellously in the JPT, winning it eventually against Gillingham. I was very happy of this performance as it looks like the game did not want us to win, when we got 4 injuries in the match preceding the final, and two players were out with international fixtures. To win this with such a weakened side was a major achievement for us.

Star player: Steen Schwartz, our brain in the midfield. Maybe he didn't have the highest ratings, but our play looked definately different with him on the field. Will be hard next season without this guy but I couldn't refuse the 1M offer.

targets from last season:

League: Mid table Position - Surpassed

FA Cup: Get a cup run and make some money - Failed, lost with Sheff Wed but the income wasn't too big

League Cup: Get a nice away match against some strong Premiership side to boost the budget - Failed, got two home ties, where Aston Villa proved too strong for us

JPT: Win a few matches - Surpassed

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| Season  | Division | Pos | FA Cup  | LC    | Other Cups | Achievements                                          |
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| 2012/13 | BSN      | 1st | 4thQ R  | N/A   | FAT 3rd R  | Promotion, BSN Manager of the year                    |
| 2013/14 | BSP      | 5th | 3rd R   | N/A   | FAT 4th R  | Promotion (playoff winner), BSP Manager of the year   |
| 2014/15 | L2       | 8th | 3rd R   | 1/2F  | JPT 1st R  | None                                                  |
| 2015/16 | L2       | 1st | 2nd R   | 2nd R | JPT winner | Promotion, JPT winners, L2 Manager of the year        |

Targets for next season:

League: Avoid relegation (Media 24th)

FA Cup: Get a cup run and make some money

League Cup: Get a nice away match against some strong Premiership side to boost the budget

JPT: If we're safe in the league maybe defend the trophy

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#9 Darren Parker - Hastings United Season 15/16

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Season Summary: An improvement on last season again, but still no promotion. With ever diminishing wage funds, I was not hopeful of any improvement, but the youngster's brought into the side stepped up to the plate, and started like a house on fire. At the early stages of the season, we were at one point top of the table, and I started dreaming of BSP football. However, as soon as I had a string of injuries to my main striker's, the impetous was lost, and we began to slide down the table. Order was restored eventually, but it was too late to mount a serious challenge for a playoff spot, and ended up 5 points shy. Still, 7th spot in the BSS is our highest finish, and we will be striving to improve again next term. Cups were carp as usual - you never know one day I might reach the first round proper of the FA Cup.

League Table

Transfers

Finances

Player of The Year

Season      Division        Finish       FA Cup     Lgue Cup      Other Cup           Achievements
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2012/13     BSS             13th         3rdQ R     N/A           FAT 1st R           Manager of The Year 
2013/14     BSS             18th         3rdQ R     N/A           FAT 3rdQ R          None
2014/15     BSS             10th         2ndQ R     N/A           FAT 3rd R           None
2015/16     BSS              7th         3rdQ R     N/A           FAT 1st R           None       

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Well done GOM, good to see you progressing now. Mind you i thought my finances were bad and they are only just in the red, although i've yet to spend money on a player. My stadium is also being converted to all seater, unfortunately i'm not moving and it will still only be 5605 when its done.

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END OF THE SEASON

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Bradford Park Avenue – Blue Square Premier – 2013/14 - 13th

A season of runs, after the first 10 games of the season the home team had won 100% of our games, shortly following that we went on a run of 5 draws in 5 league games, and then the xmas period hit us again, losing 7 consecutively and 8 out of 10 from boxing day to the end of january in all competitions. This left us in 18th, and had me worried so I brought in quite a few fresh faces, which seemed to work wonders, well that and the fixture list easing up, allowed us to win 12 and draw 2 of our last 16 games.

If it was a decent season in the league, then it was an amazing year in the FA Cup, managing to avoid any league teams until the 3rd round, we hit the jackpot with Arsenal away, We left the emirates with a 5-1 thrashing and 1 million pounds richer! I immediately went to the board to upgrade the training facilities and the junior coaching. Then got a nice surprise at the end of the season when the board announced another upgrade to training, though I wonder if this is a bug. I then requested an update to the youth facilities too, so now were broke again!

League - http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BlueSquareBetPremierOverview_Stages.png

Finances – http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BradfordPABoardroom_Finances-2.png

Squad – http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BradfordParkAvenueSquad_Players-2.png

Key Player Profiles

Hard to pick any key players, but if I had to it would be the unfortunately named trio of

Dick - Had a good season, scoring some key goals, became a squad player after January however.

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Inman - Has the PPM gets forward, and was an attacking force, Barnet are rumoured to be interested.

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Borring - A revelation, and my new first choice CB.

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Career Overview

Season       Team             League        League Finish                               Cups                                                       Achievements
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2012/13    Bradford PA       BSN                3rd                           FA 2nd Qual Round/ FAT 3rd Q Round                         Promoted via playoffs
2013/14    Bradford PA       BSP                13th                          FA 3rd Round/ FAT 2nd Round                                             None

Next Season:

Push for promotion

Repeat FA Cup run!

Transfers: http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BradfordPATransfers_History-2.png

Fixtures: http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BradfordParkAvenueFixtures_Fixtures-3.png, http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BradfordParkAvenueFixtures_Fixtures-4.png

League Progress: http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd432/jonnyt1990/FM12/BlueSquareBetPremierOverview_PastPositions.png

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Season 2019-2020 Review

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Lewes Chairman Martin Elliot delighted Rooks fans by announcing plans for a new 16,616 capacity all seater stadium in early 2020, the influence of eight year veteran manager Liam Crowter helped in convincing the board.

Media Prediction: 24th (...where else?)

My Prediction: Lower-Mid Table

Final Position: 11th

After a major restructuring during the off season we went into our first Championship season as something of an unknown quantity, and some good early results had us in the playoff picture and gave us a chance of achieving another consecutive promotion. We quickly ebbed away however as a barren December run left us well adrift of the playoff places.

Some impressive end of season results gave us confidence for next season, including a 5-0 drubbing of Burnley which gave us an 11th place finish, way above what I and everybody else anticipated, but at times this season was one of the most unenjoyable experiences I have ever had in Football Manager.

You might question what was so unenjoyable, well, it was the complete incapability of my team to hold on to wins. At one point we had three leads over Reading in a game which finished 4-4 at the Dripping Pan, it was ludicrous and quite frankly embarrassing.

As you can see above, Lewes will be moving into the brand new 16,616 capacity Lewes Stadium. The project is funded by a bank loan, a stadium grant and stadium name sponsorship (I'll be looking for a suitable company to give the stadium name to for report purposes). We're scheduled to move in before the 2021-2022 season, so hopefully the first season at the new ground will be a season of top flight football :). I'm reliably informed that the two goal side stands will be called the Jernade Meade stand (after Lewes' retired iconic winger and inspirational leader) and the Liam Crowter stand (after Lewes' greatest ever manager of course :D).

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FA Cup: We made further progress in the national cup but West Ham were just way too good as we lost 4-1 in the Fifth Round.

League Cup: An 8-1 win against Brentford in the First Round was soon forgotten as we lost 4-1 to Wrexham in the Second Round.

Managers Player of the Season

Ljubomir Jovicic: The heart of our defence and the our joint top scorer this season as he took the captains armband, an all round top man with 20 goals in 38 games and a 7.41 average.

Table

Transfers

We made a significant profit of £1.3 million on a German that we signed for a free transfer, Dariusz Wojciechowski. The board accepted the offer on my behalf but I honestly couldn't see how I would have rejected that. I would have liked to have kept the player but the money was too good to turn down.

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Club Overview


Season Division Position Points Achievements
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2012/13 Blue Square South 8th 67 FA Trophy Semi Finalists
2013/14 Blue Square South 3rd 72 Promoted via playoffs, BSS Manager of the Year
2014/15 Blue Square Premier 12th 63
2015/16 Blue Square Premier 10th 69 FA Cup Third Round
2016/17 Blue Square Premier 1st 87 Blue Square Premier Champions, BSP Manager of the Year
2017/18 Npower League 2 1st 85 Npower League 2 Champions, League 2 Manager of the Year
2018/19 Npower League 1 4th 81 Promoted via playoffs, League 1 Manager of the Year
2019/20 Npower Championship 11th 64 New 16,616 capacity stadium planned

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Gilbster - North Ferriby - Premiership - 2035/36 End of Season Update

Table | Positions | Transfers | Squad | Finance

Well that has to have been my most enjoyable season for ages. We spent a small fortune on new players and picked up some quality free transfers and some of the young players I had picked up randomly in the past, have started to come into their own this season. The season would have been close to perfect had it not been that Man City are still a league ahead of us in terms of quality, and I'm not going to forgive Birmingham for knocking us out of the League cup in round 3 on penalties.

The league we started absolutely awful and I had to wonder how I had managed to destroy my squad but then we must have gelled or a winning spirit kicked in, as we ended up higher than my wildest expectations. We ended up in 2nd in the league which qualifies us for the group stages of the Champions League, which is at least the competition we need to get some experience in.

The FA Cup was our best yet with a great run to the final. As a Liverpool fan, I was always going to have mixed feeling about this tie but I'm delighted with the overall result. Was also during the season offered the Liverpool job, which was flattering.

We had a tought set of clubs in the Euro Cup. Red Star Belrade were beaten to get to the groups. In the group we had Brondby, Dynamo Kiev and Getafe. And then on the run to the final we also knocked out in order Sporting Lisbon, Bursapor, PSV and Inter Milan. Was delighted just to make the final and to beat Seville in that manner was fantastic. As a result we get to play the Super Cup as well next season.

The season was made even more challenging by an on and off again takeover saga that saw us linked with 2 tycoons before a bog standard businessman took over but he has provided some investment and an instant upgrade to training facilities

Aims

Finish higher in the league

Get past group stage in Champions League

Strengthen squad but not bring in too many players

Career So Far



Season    Division    Pos     FA Cup      Other Cups             Achievements
2012/13   BSN         5th     1st R       FAT 1st R              Promoted via Playoffs
2013/14   BSP         16th    4th QR      FAT 3rd R
2014/15   BSP         12th    2nd R       FAT QF Replay
2015/16   BSP         15th    1st R       FAT 1st R
2016/17   BSP         1st     4th QR      FAT 3rd R              Champions and Promoted!
2017/18   L2          22nd    1st R       JPT1R, LC 1R           Survived on goal difference
2018/19   L2          3rd     1st R       JPTFN, LC 1R           Promoted
2019/20   L1          24th    1st R       JPT1R, LC 1R           Relegated
2020/21   L2          21st    1st R       JPT1R, LC 2R
2021/22   L2          7th     3rd Rep     JPT2R, LC 1R           Lost in Playoff Finals
2022/23   L2          1st     1st R       JPTWin, LC 1R          Champions and Promoted! JPT Winners!
2023/24   L1          8th     5th R       JPT2R, LC 1R  
2024/25   L1          1st     4th R       JPTWin, LC 1R          Champions and Promoted! JPT Winners!
2025/26   CH          15th    4th R       LC 2R 
2026/27   CH          5th     Semis       LC 2R                  Play off Semi Final, FA Cup Semi finalists
2027/28   CH          3rd     3rd R       LC 3R                  Lost in Playoff Finals
2028/29   CH          4th     3rd R       LC 2R                  Play off Semi Final
2029/30   CH          5th     4th R       LC 4R                  Promoted
2030/31   PRM         8th     Semis       Lc 3R
2031/32   PRM         7th     4th R       LC 4R                  Europa League Qualification
2032/33   PRM         9th     Quarters    LC 3R, EC Semis        Europa League Semi Finalists
2033/34   PRM         6th     Quarters    LC Semi                Europa League Qualification
2034/35   PRM         5th     Quarters    LC QF, EC 2nd Knockout Europa League Qualification
2035/36   PRM         2nd     Winner      LC 3R, EC Winner       Winner of FA and Euro Cup. Qualified for Champ League

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Worksop League 1 2019/20

Table

Positions

FA Cup -5th Rd

League Cup -1st Rd

JPT -Winners

This was a very good season as it was almost the same team from last year and clicked into top gear immediately. By the end of jan i was 10 points clear and it was only a bad run in mar and apr that meant promotion wasn't achieved earlier than with 3 games left. Swansea's poor form meant i clinched the title in the last game of the season. The league cup started with a shock as the team lost at home 0-2 to L1 Bradford. In the FA cup i took 2 goes to get past Morecambe in the first rd before breezing past non-league Braintree. In the 3rd Rd i faced CH Notts Forest and drew 1-1 away before winning 2-1 at home in the last minute. In the 4th Rd i drew 1-1 away to Prem Sunderland and won 2-0 in the replay. Tiredness and injury caught up with the team and they lost 1-4 at home to CH Cardiff. In the JPT I gained revenge over Wrexham by winning the Northern final 4-3 on agg. The final was a formality.

Finances are still very poor and the board have now spent 350K on converting the stadium to all seater. My training facilities are still fairly basic which is holding the club back.

Squad

Transfers

Couple more players left,Thomas (129 apps, 6 goals) had a 10 month virus and decreased so much i let him go. Muller (65 apps) left on a bosman after i couldn't agree a new contract. Berggren (99 apps, 20 goals) also left although he had never played to the level his attributes would suggest. The players in were again mostly youth players, Horstkotter was a first teamer to replace Muller but he was disappointing. Pavkovic is the next 'Nemanja Vidic' but took some time to bed in. Flemming was outstanding especially at the start of the season. Klinger also did well as did Bule and Brandt. Bule has been at the club since the BSP and is still rated the best player.

Season        League       Position       FA Cup              Other Cups                Europe              Achievements
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2012/13        BSN           13th         4th QRd           FA Trophy - 1st Rd           N/A                    None
2013/14        BSN           3rd          1st Rd            FA Trophy - 1st Rd           N/A                    Promoted via playoffs
2014/15        BSP           6th          1st Rd            FA Trophy - 1st Rd           N/A                    None
2015/16        BSP           2nd          3rd Rd            FA Trophy - Winners          N/A                    Promoted via playoffs, FA Trophy winners
2016/17        L2            14th         1st Rd            LC - 2nd Rd/JPT - Qtr-f      N/A                    None
2017/18        L2            6th          3rd Rd            LC - 2nd Rd/JPT - 2nd Rd     N/A                    Lost in playoff Final
2018/19        L2            3rd          3rd Rd            LC - 3rd Rd/JPT - N- Final   N/A                    Automatic promotion
2019/20        L1            1st          5th Rd            LC - 1st Rd/JPT - Winners    N/A                    League Winners, JPT Winners


Edit: Sold my LB for 2 million and went straight to the board to request a training facilities upgrade only for them to tell me they are good enough for a club at this level :mad:

Luckily i convinced them they were wrong and they are spending 1.1 million to upgrade them.

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Harrow Borough | Season 2026/27 | Coca-Cola Championship

Table | Positions Graph | Squad | Finances | Transfers

I had written this report and then my PC blue-screened and I had to write it again so it's probably not going to be as good this time I'm afraid!

I struggled to find players to improve the squad over the summer so after a surprise promotion, it was most definitely survival only that I was after this year. Being at a new home ground, albeit a temporary one, was probably a bit of an issue for the club, although when we drew Man City at home in the League Cup 2nd round, I was glad of it.

By the time we moved out of Vicarage Road and back into the newly all-seater Harrow Stadium, our home record read something like W8 D2 L3 (Cant remember exactly because of the sodding PC crash after not saving the report for two days!). Moving back to Harrow Stadium didn't affect our form though, and we ended the season second only to Ipswich on home form with 15 wins, 3 draws and only 5 defeats. The away record had us only narrowly avoiding relegation!

There was a genuine chance of a playoff place for a while, but I wasnt really disappointed not to get it - we're some way from being Premiership material. For a first season in the Championship, this was a huge achievement.

Cup Runs this year were impressive not in their length but in their fight - taking Man City all the way was a serious highlight, and the Wolves game was very close too. Fixture bug seems to have disappeared now so I can now do these properly.

Key Players

Grant Preston - broke into the team late, but was a revelation, scoring for fun and the best AvR by miles.

Joel Mikiela - I really wanted this guy and got him in January. Not cheap but he's a classy 'keeper.

Petru Burlacu* - last season's player of the year became top goalscorer this year as well as retaining his status as Player of the Year.

Volkan Kaya- has become another stalwart and his improvement has covered up for the loss of Avgousti.

Biagui Kemenani - the loanee from last season was released by Liverpool and signed for us permanently. He's not bad at all...

Ludovic Louis - this season's loanee from Ardennes did quite well, and 11 assists is an indication that he was better than his AvR suggests.

Francisco Luis Melendez - also chipped in with loads of assists and again, his AvR is lower than his importance to the team.

Gary Richardson - 12 key tackles, and is starting to become a key defender in the side.

(*= fans' player of the year)

The team of the year

The historical best XI - Kiss and Melendez inducted.

Key Records Broken

Highest League Finish: 10th in the Championship

Highest Attendance: 17,477 v Wolves (FA Cup), 2nd January.

Highest Gate Receipts: £425k v Wolves (FA Cup), 2nd January.

Highest Average Attendance: 7,960.

Highest Transfer Fee Received: £3m for Joel Mikiela to Fulham, 3rd July.

Valete (Or, key departures and their career stats)

IVAN VEGA

Agreed a deal to leave in January, which was a shock and annoying, really, because he's a really good player. Oh well.

APPS: 65, GLS: 0, ASSTS: 5, MoM: 4, AvR: 7.07

JUNIOR TOMMY

The 'keeper with a great name was just surplus to requirements and has been released at the end of his contract.

APPS: 154, CONC: 176, CLN: 54, MoM: 2, AvR: 6.86

VOLKAN KAYA

His wage demands just skyrocketed and I was unable to keep hold of him. He's had a great run for us.

APPS: 334, GLS: 2, ASSTS: 45, MoM: 8, AvR: 7.02

JOEL MIKIELA

Only spent six months at the club but Fulham's bid of £3m prompted the board to accept the bid on my behalf. Not complaining. He's good but that cash is ridiculously good! £2.4m of it is spread over the next two years but that is probably a good thing.

APPS: 27, CONC: 33, CLN: 13, MoM: 3, AvR: 7.03

Next season, we need to consolidate. I would like to improve on this season, but I think we're two years away from promotion. I don't feel this team is quite ready for the Premiership yet which is why I'm happy not to get into the playoffs. Ideally I'd like to get to the playoff final next season but lose narrowly!

Targets for 2026/27

Survival SUCCESS - and though I was close to a playoff place, it would have been too soon!

Get into the black financially - might be a lost cause though SUCCESS - the massive jump in prize money helped! But a lot of expensive contract renewals for next season will mean that we might struggle a little financially, and might be forced to sell someone.

Aim for a proper stadium expansion SUCCESS - after being told there was no money, the board did put in an expansion plan at the end of the season and the extra 1257 seats, taking my capacity over 7,000, should provide, by my reckoning and assuming we continue to fill the stadium (we got far more than 7,000 at Vicarage Road), 750k of extra revenue per year. It cost £1.5m so it should pay for itself within two years, which is great.

Targets for 2027/28

Get more points than last season.

Sign at least two players rated at least as good as Mikiela by my AssMan.

STOP PRESS: He's now left so no comparison. I'll just say better than Kemenani!

Get to the fourth round of at least one of the cups.

Inspired by High Flying Dwarf, and in recognition of the development of Harrow Stadium, the stands have been renamed. Current players were not considered, however, and the stand names will be up for review every few years and/or when we move to a new stadium. The stadium has been renamed the WebArrow Stadium after the company providing just over £30k a year until 2030.

The dressing room stand is now the Gokhan Karatoprak stand.

The opposite stand is now the Giasoumis Avgousti stand.

The goal to the right of the dugout from the subs' bench perspective is to be the Abian Serrano end.

The goal to the left of the dugout from the subs' bench perspective will be named the Josh Williams bank. It was a toss-up between him and Mike Faulds, but Faulds was sold just as he reached his peak so I felt the loyal Williams deserved it more.

In other news, the two major games that were lost due to my PC crash (along with my report) were the Cup Final and the Champions' League Final. Spurs will curse my computer forever, as they beat United 1-0 in the first run, but lost 1-0 in the second, so Man Utd lifted the cup. Chelsea's status as champions had been all but confirmed before the crash with a 6 point lead going into the final two games so their position wasn't in jeopardy, but Arsenal's first ever Champions' League win was chalked off. However, they must still have felt confident taking on Sporting in the Bernabeu. However, second time around, Gonner hearts were broken in a Champions' League Final again, going down 2-1 despite having 58% of the possession. Gut-wrenching, surely. What the crash could not chalk off, because it happened at the end of LAST season, was England's triumph. 60 years on from the first World Cup win, Sam Comyn-Platt joined Geoff Hurst in the legend category with an extra-time winner as England beat hosts Mexico 1-0 after extra time in Mexico City. England had won the World Cup!

Season      Division	          Position     Points    Achievements

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[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7278263&viewfull=1#post7278263]2012/13[/url]	    Blue Square South         17th      45       Stayed clear of relegation.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7287208&viewfull=1#post7287208]2013/14[/url]	    Blue Square South          3rd      80       Playoff runners-up.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7294922&viewfull=1#post7294922]2014/15[/url]	    Blue Square South          2nd      91       Promoted via playoffs.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7300819&viewfull=1#post7300819]2015/16[/url]	    Blue Square Premier       13th      64       Mid-table finish.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7305894&viewfull=1#post7305894]2016/17[/url]     Blue Square Premier       10th      63       None.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7313993&viewfull=1#post7313993]2017/18[/url]     Blue Square Premier       17th      57       None.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7322421&viewfull=1#post7322421]2018/19[/url]     Blue Square Premier       15th      56       Drew with Forest in FA Cup!
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7326026&viewfull=1#post7326026]2019/20[/url]     Blue Square Premier        7th      73       FA Trophy Winners.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7330382&viewfull=1#post7330382]2020/21[/url]     Blue Square Premier        4th      77       Playoff semi-finalists, FA Trophy Winners.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7334472&viewfull=1#post7334472]2021/22[/url]     Blue Square Premier        1st      90       Promoted as Champions; FA Trophy Winners.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7346166&viewfull=1#post7346166]2022/23[/url]     Coca-Cola League Two       1st      92       Promoted automatically, and at the first attempt!
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7354887&viewfull=1#post7354887]2023/24[/url]     Coca-Cola League One       3rd      87       Playoff Final runners up; FA Cup 4th round.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7364798&viewfull=1#post7364798]2024/25[/url]     Coca-Cola League One       7th      77       JPT Runner-up.
[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279812-dafuge-s-FM12-challenge?p=7368804&viewfull=1#post7368804]2025/26[/url]     Coca-Cola League One       1st      97       Promoted as Champions.
2026/27     Coca-Cola Championship    10th      68       Stadium Expansion up to just over 7,000 all-seater.

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A very good season and alot of screen shots coming up! Finished second in the league after untouchable Man Utd's third league win in a row. Won the FA Cup as well as the Champions League.

After this amazing season we are currently ranked as rank 1 in Europe. Board decided to enlarge stadium by 11262 seats as a little reward (that I like to think). Had my first job offer I really would have liked, as the English Football Association offered the job as National Coach. It hurt to decline!

Finances are killing me atm, so looking to sellout a lot of players in the next season. The many talented youths managed to win Reserves League, with an impressive 47 pts and 81/14 record. Even the U18 won their league with 48 pts and a 42/20 goal score.

Cups: After several seasons with depressing results in the English Competitions, we managed to get to the Q/F of the LC. Loosing to CH Stoke away on penalties was a tough blow, but the FA and ECC made up for that.

FA Cup: 3rd rnd 3-2 home win Bolton. 4th rnd 3-0 away Watford. 5th rnd 4-0 away Wycombe. 6th rnd 2-1 home West Ham. S/F 5-0 neutral win vs Stoke (revenge) Finally Chelsea in the final with a 3-2 win (press)

ECC: Playoff final: Bordeaux away 2-1 Home 4-3. Grp stages: Lech 1-0 away win, 5-2 home win. SLB 3-0 home win, 1-2 away loss. Werder Bremen 3-1 away win, 2-0 home win.

1st KO rnd vs Barcelona and revenge from 2 seasons! 2-0 away win and 3-2 home win. Q/F PSG 0-0 home and 1-0 away win. S/F Celtic 3-0 home win and 1-0 away win. Final on Wembley! Real Madrid 2-2 ET and 6-5 penaties win (press)

The Hitchin 2028/29 Dream Team:

GK:

- Alan Murtic: With a 4 month injury to Salisbur, Murtic had a really good run 37 games, 29 conceded and 19 cln sheets.

DEF:

- Lars Andersen: Impressive as other seasons.

- Cristiano: Same as Andersen, though slightly concerned about his stats, as he really hasn't increased in almost 2 seasons.

- Carl "the one and only" Flynn: 34 year old Flynn had a good run in his 43 games. Although, he seems too lazy to run to the offensive set pieces and likes to hang around in the back.

MID:

- Chris Hayter: Had a great season with 56 games and 19 assists. Lost his national spot this year.

- Yassine Masson: Great season from this young French player. 21 years old and first team national for 2 seasons.

- Busão: Good season, pleyed him less this seasons and gave Costa a good run instead.

- Marcos Costa: 37 games 12 goals and 10 assists. Even at age 32 Costa was an amazing player this season.

- Pirulito: Had his best season so far, capped with 8 goals and 15 assists.

- Carlos: Had yet another good season.

ATT:

- Wayne "Golden Boot" Hall: 59 games 40 goals. Is "finally" being played in attack in the national team. with 12 caps 10 goals this season.

- Giuseppe Cutolo: Followed last seasons good form and contributed with 20 goals in 39 games.

Future Hopes of Hitchin - And will change to 3-4-3 next season after signing Englands first team striker choice Mark Noble (27.5mill from Sunderland) On Midfield I have high hopes for Rony Rivera, who has been with us for 4 years.

Season	League	FA Cup		Other Cups	Europe  	Final Pos.	Achievements
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2012/13 BSN	4th qual	FAT 3rd qual	N/A		12th		None
2013/14	BSS	1st rnd		FAT 1st rnd	N/A		 4th		Lost in playoffs
2014/15	BSS	2nd rnd		FAT Final	N/A		 1st		Promoted, FAT runner up
2015/16	BSP	2nd rnd		FAT 1st rnd	N/A		 5th		None
2016/17	BSP	1st rnd		FAT Winner	N/A		 1st		Promoted, FAT Winner, New stadium
2017/18	L2	3rd rnd		LC 2nd rnd	JPT 2nd rnd/N	 5th		None
2018/19	L2	1st rnd		LC 1st rnd	JPT Semi S	 1st		Promoted
2019/20 L1	3rd rnd		LC 1st rnd	JPT Q/F S	 6th		None
2020/21	L1	1st rnd		LC Q/F		JPT Q/F S	 1st		Promoted, +4014 seats
2021/22	CH	Semi Final	LC 2nd rnd	N/A		 2nd		Auto Promoted, +7148 seats (12.500 total)
2022/23	PRM	5th rnd		LC S/F		N/A		13th		None
2023/24	PRM	S/F		LC Final	N/A		 8th		EC Qualifier, LC Winner
2024/25	PRM	6th rnd		4th rnd		EC Q/F		 7th		EC Qualifier, New stadium (22525 in 2027)
2025/26	PRM	5th rnd		4th rnd		EC S/F		 2nd		ECC Qualifier
2026/27	PRM	4th rnd		LC Final	ECC S/F		 2nd		ECC Qualifier, LC Winner
2027/28	PRM	3rd rnd		LC 3rd rnd	ECC S/F		 4th		ECC Qualifier
2028/29	PRM	Final		Q/F		ECC Final	 2nd		ECC Qualifier, FA and ECC Winner, +11262 seats

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#68 HASTINGS UNITED, Season 4 (mid-season) update

After a slow start, my 2nd season in the Blue Square Premier League has started to settle in. Early in the season, scoring was a problem---only a solid defense kept me from the bottom of the table. However, by the quarter-point of the season, key players up front finally started to produce. Ethan Mannion (whom I managed to keep on another season at the same wages) leads the team with 8 goals. Unfortunately, Youngster Danny Allen, second in scoring with 5 goals, and just coming off injury was just ruled out injured 3-4 months with a torn hamstring :( (came on as a sub in the 57th minute, scored the equalizer in the 83rd minute, and went of injured in the 89th minute --- very bad luck for the 18yo ST/DC)

As mentioned, it isn't the offense, but the defense that has stood out this year. Due to wage restrictions, I reluctantly released Jordan Tunnecliffe (in favor of keeping striker Mannion). I felt that my previous years' acquisition, Kossi Kodouto, alongside a youngter I picked up on cheap £5/wk wages Eddie Ibbetson should hold the line well enough. I also released GK Ollie Chenoweth in favor of the slightly more affordable Mateusz Taudul (picked up at the tail end of the previous season). Together, this defensive unit has only conceded 24 goals in 32 league matches (4th in the BSP) and managed 9 cleansheets (behind only Hereford and Welling, both with 10). They also managed to hold L1 Gillingham in check for most of our away match in the 1st round of the FAC, finally conceding two late goals, but putting up a good fight in the loss.

Ending the first half of the season with 7 matches undefeated, our position of 10th on the table is very promising. We've still got the FAT to play for, with a relatively easy match against Hayes and yeading to look forward to for the second round. A top-half finish is what I was aiming for at the beginning of the season, and, on 33 points in the first 23 I'm placed well enough to accomplish that.

Financially, we're still £150K in the red --- actually a higher balance than we started the season with, as the board injected 200K right at the top of the season....and nearly 90K in gate receipts from our 1st round FAC helped reduce our deficits a bit as well. Hopefully a strong second half push will have the board putting some more cash in the coffers at the end of season (one can hope, no??? :D)

Reputation wise, I'm still bottom of the BSP (even newly promoted teams are ahead of me, though one of them, Lewes, is now immediately above me on the list, as my Hastings side has overtaken such teams as Farnborough, Staines, and bromley (all BSS or lower) so far this season.

(Oops...update --- Solihull Moors has slipped between Lewes and hastings Utd --- I'm guessing that Lewes, sitting 9th in the BSP, climbed above BSN Solihull Moors....leaving another BS Regional team for me to overtake before I see the bottom of the BSP teams).

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Tooting & Mitcham early season 3 update. It has taken me longer to get from the end of May to end of July than it does to play a whole season. Two things are obvious;

1. I'm addicted to youth contracts. Currently have over 20 players each on £5/week, over half my total squad of players. I'm pretty sure I'm never going to play more than 4-5 of them but I still hoard them and won't make them leave, even after their contract is over.

2. I hate the BSP's 40-70 messages per match day. I've tried filtering to 'personal' but that still doesn't really help is I see the Inbox sign with 200+ messages and it annoys me too much to let it go. Can I realistically unsubscribe from the league I'm in or will that mean I missing everything?

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AndyMUFC - Blue Square Bet Premier - Winners - Season 2014/15

Media Prediction:- 20th

Board Prediction:- 9th - 16th

My Prediction:- Playoffs

Table

Graph FA Trophy Squad Best Player Transfers Finances Stadium Annoucement

A brilliant season for the club with us winning the league with a game to go and also winning the FA Trophy aginst Barrow 3-1.

We only signed 5 players during the transfer windows this help to improve the depth of the squad, going the other way 10 players left who wouldn't renew contract or were surplus to requirements.

Best player once again was our top class forward Jack Adams.

Finances were kept in check with only making a loss of about £80,000 which isn't bad as we got to FA Cup 3rd round, where we took Southampton to a replay back at St Marys and also getting to the FA trophy final.

This also helped the board agree to a new stadium costing £8.5 million to build which will be ready for the 2016/17 season, but with the sponsorship deal of the old ground for 1 year and new stadium for 4 years, also a government grant meant that the board only needed to take out a bank loan of £4 million to finance the build, which in the long run makes it more viable as repayments our around £28,000 per month which gate reciepts will cover. So will need a good JPT, Carling or FA Cup run and more tv revenue this will bring to cover rest of expenditure next season.

To do next season:-

1) Avoid relegation

2) Improve squad were need to meet new divisions challenge

3) Improve finances to improve training ground amnd youth facilities next year

[u]Season	Division	         Pos  Pts  FA Cup              Other Cups	      Europe       Achievements[/u]		

2012-13	Blue Square Bet North    2nd  78   2nd Rd              FAT 2nd Rd             N/A          Promoted via playoffs
2013-14 Blue Square Bet Premier  4th  79   4th Qualifying Rd   FAT 2nd Rd             N/A          Lost in Playoff Final
2014-15 Blue Square Bet Premier  1st  96   3rd Rd              FAT Final              N/A          Automatic Promotion 

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40-70/day???? I'm not sure where you're getting all of these messages! I get 2-3 maybe, plus any for players I'm keeping an eye on. What does your subscriptions page look like???

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FC United of Manchester

Season 12 - 2023/24 – Barclays Premier League

Pre-season - Media Prediction: 19th

Survived!

League Table| Progress | Squad | Transfers

The aim for the new season was to survive at all costs and try and bag a few free transfers that could do the job. I was chuffed when I signed Hamsik....unfortunately he was totally gash! Luckily, a few of the old squad stepped up to the plate and the season started with a 3-0 win against Chelsea. However, I was unable to find any consistency and was in the bottom 3 come December.

The turn of the year saw the club move back into our own stadium and acheive a few decent results and safety was almost certain by the end of May. Job done!

Targets for the 2023/24 season

1. Survive in the Premier League ACHIEVED

2. Reach FA Cup 5th round ACHIEVED3. Clear club debt ACHIEVED

Career Overview

Season          League                League Finish     Achievements
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2012/13         Blue Square North          4th           Reached play-offs 
2013/14         Blue Square North          9th           Reached FA Cup 1st round
2014/15         Blue Square North          3th           Highest finish to date        
2015/16         Blue Square North          1st           Promoted                           
2016/17         Blue Square Premier        1st           Promoted                               
2017/18         League Two                 17th          None                                       
2018/19         League Two                 3rd           Promoted                            
2019/20         League One                 15th          None      
2020/21         League One                 1st           Promotion/JPT winner                               
2021/22         Championship               5th           None                                      
2022/23         Championship               1st           Promotion/Carling Cup Finalist     
2023/24         Premier League             15th          None                                         

Targets for new season:

1. Improve on 15th last season

2. Reach FA Cup 6th round

3. Reach Carling Cup final

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Gilbster - North Ferriby - 20436/37 Prem End of Season Update

Table | Record Signing

Key Results

Community Shield: North Ferriby 3-0 Man City

Euro Super Cup : North Ferriby 1-0 Barcelona

League Cup 3rd Round: Wrexham 2-1 North Ferriby - in fairness I did try a few youngsters in this game so my own fault

Champions League QF Leg 1: North Ferriby 3-4 Bayern Munich

Champions League QF Leg 2: Bayern Munich 4-1 North Ferriby - we will have to try again next season to compete this part of the challenge but a great showing in our first attempt in the Champions League

FA Cup Final: North Feriiby 2-2 Man U - we win and defend our title 3-2 on penalties

Last Game of the Season: Man City 2-1 North Ferriby - defeat meant that City won the title, and we had to be content with runners up again. It was however a much closer race than last season, with any of 3 sides possibly being the winners on last day of the season.

Aims

Go one better in league

Hope for another large transfer budget to pick up a couple more expensive signings

Career So Far



Season    Division    Pos     FA Cup      Other Cups             Achievements
2012/13   BSN         5th     1st R       FAT 1st R              Promoted via Playoffs
2013/14   BSP         16th    4th QR      FAT 3rd R
2014/15   BSP         12th    2nd R       FAT QF Replay
2015/16   BSP         15th    1st R       FAT 1st R
2016/17   BSP         1st     4th QR      FAT 3rd R              Champions and Promoted!
2017/18   L2          22nd    1st R       JPT1R, LC 1R           Survived on goal difference
2018/19   L2          3rd     1st R       JPTFN, LC 1R           Promoted
2019/20   L1          24th    1st R       JPT1R, LC 1R           Relegated
2020/21   L2          21st    1st R       JPT1R, LC 2R
2021/22   L2          7th     3rd Rep     JPT2R, LC 1R           Lost in Playoff Finals
2022/23   L2          1st     1st R       JPTWin, LC 1R          Champions and Promoted! JPT Winners!
2023/24   L1          8th     5th R       JPT2R, LC 1R  
2024/25   L1          1st     4th R       JPTWin, LC 1R          Champions and Promoted! JPT Winners!
2025/26   CH          15th    4th R       LC 2R 
2026/27   CH          5th     Semis       LC 2R                  Play off Semi Final, FA Cup Semi finalists
2027/28   CH          3rd     3rd R       LC 3R                  Lost in Playoff Finals
2028/29   CH          4th     3rd R       LC 2R                  Play off Semi Final
2029/30   CH          5th     4th R       LC 4R                  Promoted
2030/31   PRM         8th     Semis       Lc 3R
2031/32   PRM         7th     4th R       LC 4R                  Europa League Qualification
2032/33   PRM         9th     Quarters    LC 3R, EC Semis        Europa League Semi Finalists
2033/34   PRM         6th     Quarters    LC Semi                Europa League Qualification
2034/35   PRM         5th     Quarters    LC QF, EC 2nd Knockout Europa League Qualification
2035/36   PRM         2nd     Winner      LC 3R, EC Winner       Winner of FA and Euro Cup. Qualified for Champ League
2036/37   PRM         2nd     Winner      LC 3R, ECL QF          Community Shield, Euro Super Cup and FA Cup winners

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