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Oh for the love of God, a new board has taken over and put £200k in to be repaid at £1.5k per month, which isn't too bad. However they've now renegotiated this deal so now it'll be cleared in a year but paying £10k a month.

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Better late then never. Haha look a very interesting challenge and after one reload I've decided to be Lowestoft Town.

As a Norwich fan could end up becoming a rival for them (maybe looking too much in future)

Firstly I'm Callum, look forward to sharing my progress with you all and trading tips!!

Here is my [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/CallumLittleOverview_Profile.png"]profile[/URL]

I'll add a transfers page on to this post soon to.

What I'll do as well is a 6 month updates as well as a season summary!!!

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[CENTER][COLOR=#a52a2a][SIZE=6]Redditch United[/SIZE][/COLOR]
[B][SIZE=5]Season 8 - 2019/2020 - npower Championship[/SIZE][/B]

[IMG]http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq265/SWTownsend/FM2012 Dafuges Challenge/BadgeRedditch_United.png[/IMG]
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Board expectations[/B]: Consolidate.
[B]My expectations: [/B]Mid table, Maybe scrape a top half finish.
[B]Final Posistion[/B][B]:[/B] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/npowerChampionshipOverview_Stages-3.png"] 1st[/URL]

[B]FA Cup[/B]: Fourth round (lost to Manchester United 2-0 in replay after a goalless draw)

[B]League Cup:[/B] Semi Final (lost to Manchester United on aggregate)


We are the champions my friends... bah bum baaaahhhh baaahhhhh. Unbelievable season, shot straight to 4th and then within a month 1st then never budged for the season. 102 points means we finshed 11 points clear of second place and with only 6 losses and 9 draws we pretty much dominated from the start. It was a shock to me as with a wage budget of 40k and practically no transfer budget I was hoping for a mid to high finish if we were lucky. With the new stadium costs throwing the club into debt I feared the worst to be honest and was regreting pushing for the stadium so early (just as I realised we were being promoted to championship). Now we are looking in great financial shape, clubs wanting to buy players I deem surplus for silly money and moving into the new stadium in 3 months time means instant cash from ticket sales. YAY


[U][B][SIZE=3]Highlight of the season[/SIZE][/B][/U]

Going undefeated until late October in the league and knocking out [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/DanLeStrangeNews_Inbox-9.png"]Liverpool 3-2 in extra time in the league cup[/URL]. That game was amazing, we should have lost and instead they scored 2 own goals and had a man sent off, 3 goals in extra time is always crazy. Definitely a highlight. Just after the Liverpool game two very tempting offers came in for Jessen and Valentini, both were rejected but when Man City, Chelsea and Spurs are sniffing around your club your doing something right. Oh and winning the Championship... that was fun :lol:

[SIZE=3][U][B]Lowpoint of the season[/B][/U][/SIZE]

Just after the Liverpool game getting ManU in the semi final, AND ManU in the FA cup 4th round. This led top us playing a very strong Manchester side 4 times in one month (draw in the FA tie led to a replay). We drew or lost every league game between these fixtures and to add insult to injury I suffered all my seasons injurys in a silly short space of time. Just as fixtures started to ease off 3 star players get busted: Jessen's [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/DanLeStrangeNews_Inbox-10.png"]broken ankle[/URL], Cvinanovic's [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/DanLeStrangeNews_Inbox-12.png"]torn calf muscle[/URL] and Rebane's [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/DanLeStrangeNews_Inbox-11.png"]twisted ligaments[/URL].





[URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/RedditchTransfers_History.png"][COLOR=#000000][B][SIZE=5][U][SIZE=4]Transfers[/SIZE][/U][/SIZE][/B][/COLOR][/URL][B][COLOR=#0000ff]
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Signed a lot of under 17 prospects who I hope can live up to their potential and evtually aid my current HomeGrown worrys. Just to pick out two rather than listing a whole bunch:
[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/MattPayneOverview_Profile.png"]Matt Payne[/URL][/B]; Free transfer after Arsenal let him go, after Hoyer got injured he stepped in to cover and has instantly earned a new contract. Hes going to be very, very good.

[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/KonstaSinisaloOverview_Profile.png"]Sinisalo[/URL][/B]; I have great hopes for Sinisalo as he is young and almost Identical to one of my senior Players ([URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/RichardHendryOverview_Profile.png"]Hendry[/URL]) but with better starting stats and high pottential. Should develop nicely with tutoring from Hendry (his hero apparantly) and training in conditions that will aid rather than work against him like the older players had.


For the first team, two players need a mention:
[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/MathiasJessenOverview_Profile-2.png"]Jessen[/URL][/B]; "A revelation" since joining. Dubbed the next Soren Larsen, and with serious interest from the top 5 teams in the Prem. He is going nowhere. Free signing :eek: went from cup matches substitute to First Team starter in under a season. Just turned 19.

[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/MartinValentiniOverview_Profile.png"]Valentini[/URL][/B]; I had to sign him as he was just good not to at 100k. I have two fantastic MR/MCs so he was oversupply but big clubs keep knocking and I have just received an offer of 4 million from Everton. Honestly dont think I can turn that down. [U][I]3.9 million profit[/I][/U] in under 6 months!! I just hope [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/ArturRebaneOverview_Profile.png"]Rebane[/URL] can shake this recurring ligament injury for good.


[COLOR=#a52a2a][B]OUT[/B][/COLOR]
[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/MouhamadouJungOverview_Profile.png"]Mouhamadou Jung[/URL][/B] to Norwich for [B]475k.[/B]
Jung is really the only one out thats worth a mention. I had signed Jung last season on a free to cover during an injury crisis. Hes now worth approx 1.1million but I feel I made a tidy profit in a short space of time. Not to be confused with [B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/AndreasJungOverview_Profile.png"]Andreas Jung[/URL] [/B]who is the German youth who was signed late in the season.

[URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/RedditchTransfers_History.png"]Full transfers for 2019/20[/URL]



[SIZE=4][B][U]The Key Men[/U][/B][/SIZE]

[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/MathiasJessenOverview_Profile-2.png"]Mathias Jessen[/URL] [/B]- ST - Signed as a prospect and instantly made first team. Hero will hopefully stay a long time.

[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/MickalGebre-MariamOverview_Profile.png"]Mickael Gebre-Mariam[/URL][/B] - ML - Refused to enter talks for a new contract then signed for Dijon FCO :mad: will leave in July. Was great last season. Was [B]awesome[/B] this season with 17 assists and 7 motm. Now he is leaving for a Ligue 2 outfit while the rest of the squad get premiership football. Impatient ****

[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/AndreasAbrahamsenOverview_Profile.png"]Andreas Abrahamse[/URL]n[/B] - ST - Has been here since 2014. Norwegian international. Was transfer listed at the start of the lat two seasons, by the end of each one earned a new contract. Has helped us win the Blue Square Premier, League 1, and Championship titles. Starting to get suspicious that if I let him leave our luck will run out. Top goalscorer this season
[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/Odd-GeirBirknesOverview_Profile.png"]
Odd-Geir Birknes[/URL][/B] - DC - Also here for a while, also Norwegian int, has been solid as a rock all season and will also be getting an improved contract.

[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/ReneEilertsenOverview_Profile.png"]Rene Eilertsen[/URL][/B] - DR - yet another Norwegian int and yet another star for Redditch. Scandinavia and eastern europe has been kind to us. Will be leaving as hes peaked and I've been getting good offers. [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/StuartJonesOverview_Profile.png"]Stuart Jones[/URL] has also been begging for his place.

[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/DamjanCvijanovicOverview_Profile.png"]Damjan Cvijanovic[/URL][/B] - CM/MR - always dependable Cvijanovic has been here since the rebuild upon hitting League 2 and has had another storming season. Starting to become a bit of a club legend.

[U][B]Special mentions[/B][/U]
[URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/ArturRebaneOverview_Profile.png"]
[B]Artur Rebane[/B][/URL] - CM/MR - Was out from the second game with a 4 month injury, returned to play excellently only to be injured again in march. I still hold him in high enough regard that I will be selling on [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/MartinValentiniOverview_Profile.png"]Valentini[/URL] and hoping Rebane can prove he isnt made of glass next season. His average ratings dont do him justice, watching him on the pitch is awesome. When hes fit he lifts the whole team to the next level.
[URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/KieranConnaughtonOverview_Profile.png"]
[B]Kieran Connaughton[/B][/URL] - GK - dubbed the next Shay Given I have high hopes for this guy. Has been solid in every game hes played. I've been rotating with Alex McCarthy (Reading keeper). Also played in goal in the only game against Manchester United that we didnt conceed, I realise this now lol. Will have homegrown status by July and will be first choice keeper as McCarthy will be leaving. Fingers corossed its not too early for him. Guess time will tell.

[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/AndyHewittOverview_Profile.png"]Andy Hewitt[/URL][/B] - AM/ST - Disapointing this season. Is our current captain and was our first choice striker due to excellent returns over the last few seasons. looks to be struggling at this level. Has now dropped to 4th choice behind [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/MathiasJessenOverview_Profile-2.png"]Jessen[/URL], [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/AndreasAbrahamsenOverview_Profile.png"]Abrahamsen[/URL] and [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/RichardHendryOverview_Profile.png"]Hendry [/URL](who is also struggling). has been at the club since the league 2 rebuild and I still think he has more to give.





[SIZE=4][B][U]Next season's aims[/U][/B][/SIZE]
Keep wages as low as possible.
Survive the Prem. Avoid relegation at all costs. Remain focused on survival and not silverware.
Improve training facilities massivley.
Avoid temptation to rebuild squad.
Give [B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/BenWrightOverview_Profile.png"]Ben Wright[/URL][/B] (found all 3 norwegians, Valentini, Rebane and Jessen) a pay rise for finding such great players for me to trial,
and [B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/ToshFarrellOverview_Profile.png"]Tosh Farrell[/URL][/B] gets a rise too for telling me which ones dont just look promising but are.


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Season Division Position Achievments
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2012/13 Blue Square North [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/12-13bsn.png"]12th[/URL] Mid table [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/12-13best11.png"]best eleven[/URL]. [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/12-13transpart1.png"]transfers[/URL]1 [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/12-13transpart2.png"]2[/URL]

2013/14 Blue Square North [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/13-14bsn.png"]1st[/URL] Champions [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/13-14best11.png"]best eleven[/URL]. [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/13-14trans.png"]transfers[/URL]

2014/15 Blue Square Premier [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/14-15bsP.png"]4th[/URL] Top half finish [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/13-14best11.png"]best eleven[/URL][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/14-15best11.png"].[/URL] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/13-14trans.png"]transfers[/URL]

2015/16 Blue Square Premier [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/15-16BSPchampions.png"]1st[/URL] Champions [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/13-14best11.png"]best eleven[/URL][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/14-15best11.png"].[/URL] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/15-16trans.png"]transfers[/URL]

2016/17 nPower League 2 [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/16-17np2promotion.png"]5th[/URL] Playoffs-Promotion [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/16-17best11.png"]best eleven[/URL][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/14-15best11.png"].[/URL] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/16-17transfers.png"]transfers[/URL]

2017/18 nPower League 1 [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch League 1 and up/17-18np1straightpromotionchampions.png"]1st[/URL] Shock Champions [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/16-17best11.png"]best eleven[/URL][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/14-15best11.png"].[/URL] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch League 1 and up/17-18transfers.png"]transfers[/URL]

2018/19 nPower Championship [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch League 1 and up/18-19championship.png"]10th[/URL] Surprise mid finish [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/16-17best11.png"]best eleven[/URL][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/14-15best11.png"].[/URL] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch League 1 and up/18-19transfers.png"]transfers[/URL]

2019/20 nPower Championship [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/npowerChampionshipOverview_Stages-3.png"]1st[/URL] Surprise Domination [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/RedditchHistory_BestEleven-2.png"]best eleven[/URL] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/RedditchTransfers_History.png"]transfers[/URL]

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Question: how do you view this situation?I've tried reloading the game 100's of times to try to get Marine but to no avail. If I edit the database so they start in the BSN (and obviously leave every other setting alone) would I be accepted in the challenge?My wage budget is £2k per week.

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Which clubs have the best facilities, in terms of training and youth development of the teams eligible for this challenge?

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I'm pretty sure any of the clubs available have such bad facilities it honestly think it wont make too much difference :) Just pick a team you like the look off and go for it. Challenge is heaps of fun and I cant think of a better game Ive played in FM or FML.



Just heading into my first Premiership match O_o scary stuff. Found a fantastic MC prospect for under 600k in[B] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/TomislavCoricOverview_Profile.png"]Coric[/URL][/B] :eek:. Decided not to sell Valentini and instead just received this [B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/DanLeStrangeNews_Inbox-2.png"]offer from Arsenal[/URL][/B] for Jessen. Signed for free last season..... 8 million bids this season. Seriously hope I can keep him here and fight off these vultures :lol:

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Hi, all!

Always wanted to give this a proper go and now I am. I actually had started with Tooting and Mitcham but later on realized that I violated the rules by signing a few players without scouting them. This time I am managing Harrow. [URL="http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/bone_daddy1/BoneDaddyOverview_Profile.png"]My profile[/URL]

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Right 6 months in with Lowestoft Town.

My expectation for the season was purely to avoid relegation with some young players with good potential. So here were my [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/LowestoftTransfers_History.png"]transfers[/URL] A couple of decent players in there, the biggest signing being [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/MichaelBallOverview_Attributes.png"]Michael Ball[/URL] who I think was a bit of a coup, still not sure how I still managed to get him. There were some league teams interested in him, but anyway typically he suffered a long term injury. "/

Anyway here is the [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/BlueSquareBetNorthOverview_Stages.png"]table[/URL] so far. Personally surprised with how well we have done. As you will see by the [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/LowestoftTownFixtures_Fixtures-2.png"][URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/LowestoftTownFixtures_Fixtures-3.png"]fixtures[/URL] [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/LowestoftTownFixtures_Fixtures-2.png"](fixtures2)[/URL][/URL] started quite inconsistently but found some form in last few months. So I strengthened as season has gone on and scouts have found more and more players. Hence why I brung in three player recently.

Cup wise FA cup done well getting to second round although had quite an easy draw mostly, FA trophy slightly disappointing!

The best signing so far has been [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/JayMehmetOverview_Attributes.png"]Jay Mehmet[/URL] & [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/MarkNwokejiOverview_Attributes.png"]Mark Nwokeji[/URL] both have got goals and been brilliant. Nwokeji is pretty tired after most games though which is one of his downfalls. Hope my defence improve and fork out more consistent performances best two defenders have been [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/SamPageOverview_Attributes.png"]Sam Page[/URL] and [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/SemiAjayiOverview_Attributes.png"]Semi Ajayi[/URL], unfortunately Ajayi picked up an injury as you can see but Page is getting better and better.

Will keep you posted, with the form we are on I think we can do well. Not getting carried away mind, avoiding relegation is priority!!

Thanks for reading will post again end of season!

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2016-17 Northwich Victoria BSN Pos 12th

Debt cleared - cash generated poor season.

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2017-18 Northwich Victoria BSN Pos 1st - Promotion clinched on the 9th March with 9 games to go.

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[B][U][SIZE=3]Lowestoft Town
Season 2012/13[/SIZE][/U][/B]

Started by sorting out team and bringing in young players to hopefully improve as season went on. Here is a screenshot of my [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/LowestoftTransfers_History.png"]transfers[/URL] throughout the season.

Good signings in there and improved team further as season went on, the marquee signing of the bunch was Michael Ball really who obviously is pretty well known nationally.

My expectations for the season was a mid table finish with players I had I thought possibly capable to push for play offs. It turned out a fantastic season in all honesty [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/BlueSquareBetNorthOverview_Stages-2.png"]and unfortunately missed out on play offs on goal difference.[/URL] [B]So my final position was 6th![/B]

Was a fantastic season to be honest and there were some massive wins. Overall the form in the season was patchy one month brilliant, the next not so good. [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/LowestoftTownFixtures_Fixtures-4.png"]Results 1[/URL], [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/LowestoftTownFixtures_Fixtures-5.png"]Results 2[/URL], [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/LowestoftTownFixtures_Fixtures-6.png"]Results 3[/URL].

As you can see by the fixtures didn't do too badly in FA Cup, but didn't do well in FA Trophy.

Finally the top 3 players for me were:

[URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/ScottMitchellOverview_Attributes.png"]Scott Mitchell[/URL] - Was brilliant on the right hand side for me, one of the players who I inherited in the squad. He played 40 games which included 8 goals and 23 assists. His average rating was the best in the team at 7.31 overall. Top stuff.

[URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/JayMehmetOverview_Attributes-2.png"]Jay Mehmet[/URL] - The youngster who I signed in the summer was fantastic. He plays mainly up front but played a fair few games on left wing to cover injuries. He was joint top scorer with 21 goals and the reason he was better then [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/MarkNwokejiOverview_Profile.png"]Mark Nwokeji[/URL] was because he covered injuries which helped us out. With his 21 goals he had 9 assists and an average rating of 7.27 throughout his 41 appearances.

[URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/SamPageOverview_Profile.png"]Sam Page[/URL] - The central defender who I signed before season was a rock, was quickly appointed captain and has been in the heart of defence most of the season.Altogether he played 37 games didn't rack up any goals did get 1 assist and an average rating of 7.07. He picked up four MOM's on the way.

To be fair weakest part of my team was defence, attack was brilliant and [URL="http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/PedrosLaw1/Football%20Manager%20Lowestoft%20Challenge/NathanFisherOverview_Attributes.png"]Nathan Fisher[/URL] another one of my strikers who came in January managed to pick up 15 goals in 25 appearances. Hopefully if defence improve promotion can be a realistic target next season.

I feel as though I have missed something out.

[code]Season League Position Europe Cups Other
2012/13 BSN 6th N/A FAC 1st, FAT 3rdQual BSN Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (??)
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Hope you don't mind me stealing your code box B101.

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2017-18 Northwich Victoria BSN Pos 1st - Promotion clinched on the 9th March with 9 games to go.

P 42 Won 32 Drew 7 Lost 3 For 98 Against 37 Points 103

Well what a turnaround from last year, sorted out the club finances, totally overhauled the squad thanks to my scouts finding lots of talent in Ireland.

Reached the 4th Qual round of the FA Cup and the 3rd round of the Trophy.

Oh - just won Manager of the Year.

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Quick question:
Near post corner routine is allowed? That and switching to 4-4-2 seems to kind of turned my season around.

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Nice going Yellow, vasatore can't answer that I'm afraid. Like you I found a fairly basic 4-4-2 worked well for me with only a little tweaking.

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[quote name='Swindon69']Nice going Yellow, vasatore can't answer that I'm afraid. Like you I found a fairly basic 4-4-2 worked well for me with only a little tweaking.[/QUOTE]

[URL="http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/bone_daddy1/HarrowBoroughFixtures_Fixtures-1.png"]This[/URL] is how it turned out for me so far.

By the way, i tried to sign almost all the three star rated players by my scouts. Some attributes of them were not visible due to my scouts being not so good, but I opted to trust their judgement. It turns out most of the players are crappy. I'll never make that mistake again. I have at leat 7-8 players I want to get rid of but I can't. :(

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Better late than never....

[URL="http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/Mad_Scotsman_2007/AlanWardOverview_Profile.png"]My Profile - Day 1


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[b][size=3]Hednesford Town Football Club[/b][/size][/center]

Hednesford Town are pleased to announce the appointment of [url=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n123/iamrymax/RyanGrinterOverview_Profile.png]Ryan Grinter[/url] as their new manager ahead of their return to the Football Conference after a six year absence. Founded in 1880, the Staffordshire club previously had a six season run in the Conference from 1995 to 2001 and won the FA Trophy in 2004 with a 3-2 win over Canvey Island. They returned to Conference in 2005/06 but were relegated from the North division after just one season. The club also reached the final of the Welsh Cup in 1992 but were defeated 1-0 by Cardiff City.

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Harrow Borough - Season 2012/2013 - Blue Square South

[URL="http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/bone_daddy1/HarrowBoroughSquad_Players.png"]Squad[/URL] - [URL="http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/bone_daddy1/BlueSquareBetSouthOverview_Stages.png"]Table[/URL] - [URL="http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/bone_daddy1/HarrowTransfers_History-01.png"]Transfers[/URL] - [URL="http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/bone_daddy1/HarrowTransfers_History-02.png"]Transfers 2
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[TR]
[TD]Competitions[/TD]
[TD]Board Expectation[/TD]
[TD]Personal Expectation[/TD]
[TD]Outcome[/TD]
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[TR]
[TD]Blue Square South[/TD]
[TD]Avoid Relegation[/TD]
[TD]Relegation Play-off spot[/TD]
[TD]Winners![/TD]
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[TR]
[TD]FA Cup[/TD]
[TD]Third Round[/TD]
[TD]Third Round[/TD]
[TD]Second Round[/TD]
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[TR]
[TD]FA Trophy[/TD]
[TD]Experience[/TD]
[TD]Final[/TD]
[TD]Third Qualifying[/TD]
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[LEFT]Season Review:

After an unsuccessful off-season run I opted to leave my fav formation of 4-3-2-1 and switched to flat 4-4-2. It gave us good results with proper adjustments depending on the oppositions. We did not fall into the trap of falling in love with a fixed tactic/formation and paid attention to the opposition. Who does not love to read [URL="http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/bone_daddy1/BoneDaddyNews_Inbox_Tinkerer.png"]this[/URL] or [URL="http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/bone_daddy1/BoneDaddyNews_Inbox_Tinkerer2.png"]this[/URL]. We tried to bring any player that wants to play for us, who were not many. As the season went along and transfer terms shut down for higher leagues, we were able to talk to better players. We did not close the transfers until the end of season. All the success we had during the season, we could not figure how to keep a clean sheet. Many of the transfers were central defenders but they did not cut it.

We observed that we are not a cup team as we got ousted at the first round we played. We have to look into it.

Player of the season:

[URL="http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/bone_daddy1/TamerTunaOverview_Attributes.png"]Tamer Tuna[/URL] - SC - 33 goals all competitions (not like we competed deep in other than league). Attributes not impressive though.

Other Key Players

[URL="http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/bone_daddy1/AleksandrsSolovjovsOverview_Attributes.png"]Aleksandars Sovoljovs[/URL] - M/AMR - Attribute-wise best player but due to injuries had not played enough. 16 assists 9 goals
[URL="http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p578/bone_daddy1/RichieBarroilhetOverview_Attributes.png"]Richie Barroilhet[/URL] - SC - Joined the team later in the season. 15 goals 9 assists.

Next Season Personal Expectations:

- Find a better defensive approach to keep clean sheets
- Earn a play off spot (kind of ambitious goal)


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[CENTER][COLOR=#a52a2a][SIZE=6]Redditch United[/SIZE][/COLOR]
[B][SIZE=5]Season 8 - 2020/2021 - Barclays Premiership[/SIZE][/B]

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Board expectations[/B]: Avoid Relegation
[B]My expectations: [/B]Avoid Relegation
[B]Final Posistion[/B][B]:[/B] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/EnglishPremierDivisionOverview_Stages.png"]14th[/URL]

[B]FA Cup[/B]: Fourth round (lost to Blackburn 2-1)

[B]League Cup:[/B] Embarrassing early knockout. (2nd round 2-0 to Derby)


Phew, The Premiership was a severe wakeupcall but we have survived \o/ Plenty of horrible losing streaks had me very worried mid season that we were going down, but thanks to terrible showings from Newcastle and everton that just wasnt to happen. I had originally planned on not signing anyone except young players for the future to see how well my team held up but by Christmas it was obvious the current team wasnt going to cut it at this level. 8 games without a win (including a terrible 4-1 against Blackburn and 4-1 against west ham) was hard to take and my strikers seemed incapable of staying calm. Jessen was missing chance after chance and my other strikers were just getting skinned. Spending millions on kids in the preseason was starting to look like a very silly move.
By the time January came around I let [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/MartinValentiniOverview_Profile.png"]Valentini[/URL] leave as I was sick of his moaning and I opened the chequebook and snapped up a first team signing in [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/SeanIrwinOverview_Profile-2.png"]Sean Irwin[/URL] who had fallen out with the staff at United. Things picked up a little but the team never looked comfortable or playing like a unit. We did what was needed but it wasnt pretty. One plus was the saving of cash due to our very low wages and low expense overall. We have made a fortune over the last 3 seasons. We are ranked the 84th richest club in the world O_o
Heading into next season I plan to throw some of that cash around now that we have survied on a budget >:)


[U][B][SIZE=3]Highlight of the season[/SIZE][/B][/U]

[B]Beating Man Ciy 3-0 at home at the start of Febuary.[/B]
We had only won one game in the last TEN premiership games. Morale was an all time low, Man City had whipped us 3-0 at the start of the season too. I honestly expected a poor showing and another loss but the lads played amazingly. I though it would be a turning point in the season but we lost 5-0 against Man United that weekend. Oh well.

[SIZE=3][U][B]Lowpoint of the season[/B][/U][/SIZE]

[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/DanLeStrangeNews_Inbox-3.png"]Coric Braking his leg.[/URL][/B]
[URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/TomislavCoricOverview_Profile-3.png"]Coric[/URL] who i had planned on replacing [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/AshleyHillierOverview_Profile.png"]Hillier[/URL] as the season progressed snapped his leg at the end of november and missed the entire season. I had great hopes for this dude as his starting stats were through the roof for a 17 year old. His attributes have all taken a shock (some are down by 2) but I'm hopefull he can return and claim a place in the team.



[URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/RedditchTransfers_History.png"][COLOR=#000000][B][SIZE=5][U][SIZE=4]Transfers[/SIZE][/U][/SIZE][/B][/COLOR][/URL][B][COLOR=#0000ff]
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I'll just pick a few:

[U][SIZE=2][B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/TomislavCoricOverview_Profile-3.png"]Coric[/URL][/B][/SIZE][/U]; was a very late signing in the pre-season. I tried him out in the cup games and he made such an impact I was to replace [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/AshleyHillierOverview_Profile.png"]Hillier[/URL] over the season with him even if he was so young. [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/DanLeStrangeNews_Inbox-3.png"]Broke his leg[/URL] on international duty (U21s) and missed the rest of the season.

[U][SIZE=2][B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/SalGmezVillaescusaOverview_Profile-3.png"]Villaescusa[/URL][/B][/SIZE][/U]; the clubs first big signing. I know 3.4million is a hell of a lot for an unproven youth but I had to spend the budget somewhere and his reports were just amazing. I could make profit now but I'm hoping to start playing him in cup fixtures this season.

[U][SIZE=2][B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/SteveSouthallOverview_Profile.png"]Steve Southall[/URL][/B][/SIZE][/U]; signed as a backup ML as I had just bought Hearn. Has actually proven to be a better fit in my system. Played well and will be staying.



For the first team:
[U][SIZE=2][B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/CharlieHearnOverview_Profile.png"]Charlie Hearn[/URL][/B][/SIZE][/U] ; Signed from united and brought in to replace [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/MickalGebre-MariamOverview_Profile.png"]Gebre-Mariam[/URL] who is badly missed. Has been a bit of a disapointment but has made good progress attribute wise. Unsure what to do with him as he complains a lot.

[U][SIZE=2][B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/SeanIrwinOverview_Profile-2.png"]Sean Irwin[/URL][/B][/SIZE][/U]; I needed a goalscorer by January and I needed one quick. Irwin has only joined and has found it hard to blend in but i'm hoping next season is a good one for him.

[COLOR=#a52a2a][B]OUT[/B][/COLOR]

[B][U][SIZE=3]
[SIZE=2][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/MartinValentiniOverview_Profile.png"]Martin Valentini[/URL][/SIZE][/SIZE][/U][/B]; whinged and moaned when I issued a hands off warning to Man city/Chelsea etc... then played a string of 6.0 games, was a serious annoyance and disapointment. Started to complain around January again so I shipped him out for 5.5 million. Still I bought him last season for 100k so PROFIT :)

[U][SIZE=2][B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/ReneEilertsenOverview_Profile.png"]Rene Eilertsen[/URL][/B][/SIZE][/U]; Left for 1.5 million to newcastle and managed to have an awfull season. Was regretting selling for most of the season as [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/StuartJonesOverview_Profile.png"]Jones[/URL] has been a bit crap and [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/SalGmezVillaescusaOverview_Profile-3.png"]Villaescusa[/URL] is too young.

[SIZE=2]
[B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/RedditchTransfers_History.png"]Full transfers for 2020/21[/URL][/B][/SIZE]



[SIZE=4][B][U]The Key Men[/U][/B][/SIZE]

[U][B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/DamjanCvijanovicOverview_Profile.png"]Damjan Cvijanovic[/URL][/B][/U] - MC/MR - (Captain) even when everyone else is struggling, Cvijanovic manages to have a good season yet again.

[U][B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/Odd-GeirBirknesOverview_Profile.png"]Odd-Geir Birknes[/URL][/B][/U] - DC - again managed to have a good season even though our defence left a lot to be desired.

[U][B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/SeanIrwinOverview_Profile-2.png"]Sean Irwin[/URL][/B][/U] - ST - only here since january but was crucial in us avoiding that dreaded relegation zone.

[U][B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/ArturRebaneOverview_Profile.png"]Artur Rebane[/URL][/B][/U] - MR - managed to stay almost injury free for once. when fit he was awesome at setting up my strikers, but [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/MathiasJessenOverview_Profile-2.png"]Jessen[/URL], [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/RichardHendryOverview_Profile.png"]Hendry[/URL],
[URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/AndreasAbrahamsenOverview_Profile.png"]Ambrahamsen[/URL] and [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/AndyHewittOverview_Profile.png"]Hewitt[/URL] were dissapointing this season constantly missing sitters.

[U][B]Special mentions[/B][/U]
[URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/ArturRebaneOverview_Profile.png"]
[/URL][U][B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/KonstaSinisaloOverview_Profile-2.png"]Sinisalo[/URL] [/B][/U]- St - At only 17 I let him step up when injurys hit my on poor form anyway) strikers. Impressed me. Value has skyrocketed lately.

[U][B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/MathiasJessenOverview_Profile-2.png"]Jessen[/URL][/B][/U] - St - Has had me pulling my hair out all season, he gets into space so well and constantly has chances but just refuses to score. I've been recieving [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/DanLeStrangeNews_Inbox-2.png"]bids of up to 8 million[/URL] from teams which is infuriating when he isnt performing but I'm determined to stick with him for at least one more season. Should have had 15+ goals this season. Maddening.

[U][B][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/VictorGustafssonOverview_Profile.png"]Gustafsson[/URL][/B][/U] - GK - I sent [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/KieranConnaughtonOverview_Profile.png"]Kieran Connaughton[/URL] out on loan when he moaned about lack of first team starts. I was rotating him and Gustafsson with the hope that Connaughton would gel with the team and become solid first choice. The opposite has happened, Gustafsson has proved himself capable and looks to be a star in the making. Value has also just jumped to 4million+ O_o



[SIZE=4][B][U]Next season's aims[/U][/B][/SIZE]
Spend big and push for high mid table if possible.
Defence needs a serious boost (looking at a big signing or two) hopefully strikers can find some form as they have the ability.
Improve training facilities yet again.
Do better in League cup.


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Season Division Position Achievments
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2012/13 Blue Square North [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/12-13bsn.png"]12th[/URL] Mid table [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/12-13best11.png"]best eleven[/URL]. [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/12-13transpart1.png"]transfers[/URL]1 [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/12-13transpart2.png"]2[/URL]

2013/14 Blue Square North [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/13-14bsn.png"]1st[/URL] Champions [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/13-14best11.png"]best eleven[/URL]. [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/13-14trans.png"]transfers[/URL]

2014/15 Blue Square Premier [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/14-15bsP.png"]4th[/URL] Top half finish [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/13-14best11.png"]best eleven[/URL][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/14-15best11.png"].[/URL] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/13-14trans.png"]transfers[/URL]

2015/16 Blue Square Premier [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/15-16BSPchampions.png"]1st[/URL] Champions [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/13-14best11.png"]best eleven[/URL][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/14-15best11.png"].[/URL] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/15-16trans.png"]transfers[/URL]

2016/17 nPower League 2 [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/16-17np2promotion.png"]5th[/URL] Playoffs-Promotion [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/16-17best11.png"]best eleven[/URL][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/14-15best11.png"].[/URL] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/16-17transfers.png"]transfers[/URL]

2017/18 nPower League 1 [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch League 1 and up/17-18np1straightpromotionchampions.png"]1st[/URL] Shock Champions [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/16-17best11.png"]best eleven[/URL][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/14-15best11.png"].[/URL] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch League 1 and up/17-18transfers.png"]transfers[/URL]

2018/19 nPower Championship [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch League 1 and up/18-19championship.png"]10th[/URL] Surprise mid finish [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/16-17best11.png"]best eleven[/URL][URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch early seasons/14-15best11.png"].[/URL] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Redditch League 1 and up/18-19transfers.png"]transfers[/URL]

2019/20 nPower Championship [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/npowerChampionshipOverview_Stages-3.png"]1st[/URL] Surprise Domination [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/RedditchHistory_BestEleven-2.png"]best eleven[/URL] [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Player screens/RedditchTransfers_History.png"]transfers[/URL]

2020/21 Barclays Premiership [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/EnglishPremierDivisionOverview_Stages.png"]14th [/URL] Unconvincing mid table best eleven [URL="http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii559/astrotuned/Premiership/update 2021/RedditchTransfers_History.png"]transfers[/URL]
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Gunna try this again, going to be boring though and go with Chester although I suppose it wont be that much easier than the others.

[URL="http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m558/dinthead1993/Dafuge%20-%20Chester/DarrenDentonOverview_Information.png"]Manager Profile[/URL]

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I just spent over 70k on a 33 year old MC with terrible stats bar determination bravery and teamwork.... all because he has amazing PPMs to try pass on to a youngster through tutoring. I've passed on PPMs by accident but never actually planned it out like this. Hope to hell it works.


Best of luck with Chester dinthead :)

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[center][IMG]http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n123/iamrymax/hednesford.png[/IMG]

[b][size=3]Hednesford Town Football Club[/b][/size]

[b]2012/13 Season - 11th in the Conference North[/b]
P 42 W 16 D 12 L 14 GF 51 GA 49 GD +2[/center]

[b][size=3]League[/b][/size]
[url=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n123/iamrymax/BlueSquareBetNorthOverview_Stages.png]Table[/url] – [url=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n123/iamrymax/BlueSquareBetNorthOverview_PastPositions.png]Positions Graph[/url]
A slow start saw us winless and bottom after six games before a breakthrough [url=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n123/iamrymax/HednesfordvBostonUtdInformation_Overview.png]2-1 win against Boston United[/url] after spending most of the game with ten men started our rise towards midtable. After eleven games we were 12th and from that point we never moved higher than 10th or fell lower than 14th.

[b][size=3]FA Cup[/b][/size]
[url=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n123/iamrymax/HednesfordTownFixtures_Fixtures.png]Fixtures[/url]
We started off with victories against lower league Bedworth United and Marine before requiring a replay to get past Rushall Olympic and into the First Round proper. Our opponent there was League One side Tranmere Rovers who we put in a credible performance against before eventually [url=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n123/iamrymax/HednesfordvTranmereInformation_Overview.png]going down 4-2[/url].

[b][size=3]FA Trophy[/b][/size]
Our FA Trophy campaign typified our main problem this season, an inability to put the ball in the back of the net when we were dominating. A 0-0 draw against Vauxhall Motors at home was followed by a 0-0 draw away, before going out 6-5 on penalties.

[b][size=3]The Squad[/b][/size]
[url=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n123/iamrymax/HednesfordTownSquad_Players.png]Players[/url] – [url=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n123/iamrymax/HednesfordTransfers_History.png]Transfers[/url]
[url=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n123/iamrymax/RobGierOverview_Profile.png]Rob Gier[/url] – English born Philippines international. Was the only player in the team to gain an average rating of at least seven.
[url=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n123/iamrymax/CraigNelthorpeOverview_Profile.png]Craig Nelthorpe[/url] – our best midfielder. 6 goals and 11 assists on the left and was named Man of the Match on six occasions.
[url=http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n123/iamrymax/RichardWalkerOverview_Profile.png]Richard Walker[/url] – the best of a bad bunch as far as our strikers went. The 35 year old topped our scoring charts with 9 goals in 38 games (7 in 31 in the league).

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2012/13 Conference North 11th 1st Round 3rd Qual Round
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2011/12 Manchester City Arsenal Arsenal AC Milan Sporting CP
2012/13 Tottenham Hotspur Everton Chelsea Manchester City Bayer Leverkusen
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Hadn't been looking on here as it had all gone a bit quiet but well done for those of you starting new games and to [B]Spacenugget[/B] for his rise through the leagues. I'm surprised you are finding such great players in scandanavia, i've rarely found any decent players from there, mine are all from spain, germany and france.
Going through the freebies at the end of the season is always useful in the prem, picked up 2 wonderkids this year from spain

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[CENTER][B][U]WORKSOP Premier League 2027/28

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[URL="http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/Thebaker14/fm12/dafuge/table28.jpg"]Table
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[URL="http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/Thebaker14/fm12/dafuge/positions28.jpg"]Positions[/URL]

CL - 1st KO Rd

FA Cup - Semi-Final

League Cup - 3rd Rd
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Overall a disappointing season, started on fire knocking in an average of 3 goals a game for the first 3 months but injuries to shaaban and steifler for several months in jan and feb killed this momentum as the backups weren't good enough along with loss of form for my strikers. By mar Chelsea and Man City were well clear but a good late run got me into 3rd place and the CL groups. In the CL i easily topped a group of Zurizh, Roma and Copenhagen with 16 points, in the 1st KO Rd the team had a disaster of a first leg losing 4-1 away to PSG, attacking from the off i was only able to win 1-0 in the return leg.
In the FA cup the team reached the semi's and led 2-0 after 25 mins against Arsenal but lost 3-2 in ET. The reserves lost to championship Huddersfield 0-1 at the first hurdle in the league cup.
The club was taken over which proved a good thing as they pumped in £30 million to the accounts which only had £17 million in at the time. They also approved improvements to training facilities which are now maxed out and youth facilities. They further allowed an increase in coaches and scouts.

[URL="http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/Thebaker14/fm12/dafuge/transfers28.jpg"]Transfers
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[URL="http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/Thebaker14/fm12/dafuge/squad28.jpg"]Squad

[/URL]Defensively the side is very strong with even my 4th choice CB a leading prem player, GK's are equally strong.
The biggest hole in the side was the backup CM's although Steifler and Shaaban are world class, Brandt ended up playing in CM rather than his usual RM. The strikers went through boom and bust periods but there are a number of good youngsters waiting in the wings for a chance. [URL="http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/Thebaker14/fm12/dafuge/mendoza28.jpg"]Mendoza[/URL] showed himself to be the best player in the team.
At the start of the season i was happy with the squad and so only some good free youngsters came in, the best Sagna is a wonderkid and was particually disappointing.
Leaving were some higher earning backup players, i had been wanting to offload [URL="http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/Thebaker14/fm12/dafuge/pakovic27.jpg"]Pavkovic[/URL] (87 apps, 4 goals) for some time. [URL="http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/Thebaker14/fm12/dafuge/vuran27.jpg"]Vuran[/URL] (177 apps, 54 goals) was a good backup but i felt i could get better. [URL="http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/Thebaker14/fm12/dafuge/bretthauer27.jpg"]Bretthauer[/URL] (129 apps, 43 goals) never really developed from when he arrived and mostly played in the cup games. [URL="http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/Thebaker14/fm12/dafuge/samardzic28.jpg"]Samardzic[/URL] (219 apps, 14 goals) was a first team player but i got fed up with his wanting to leave, general moaning and inconsistant performances, i spent 2 years trying to offload him without success, his value when i sold him for £1 million was £2.7 million.


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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
2020/21 CMP 11th 3rd Rd LC - 4th Rd N/A None
2021/22 CMP 11th 3rd Rd LC - 4th Rd N/A None
2022/23 CMP 3rd 6th Rd LC - Winners N/A Promoted via playofffs, LC winners
2023/24 Prem 8th Winners LC - 3rd Rd EC - QTR-final FA Cup winners
2024/25 Prem 5th 5th Rd LC - Winners EC - Winners LC winners, Euro Cup Winners
2025/26 Prem 4th Winners LC - 4th Rd EC - QTR-Final FA Cup winners
2026/27 Prem 2nd 6th Rd LC - 3rd Rd CL - QTR-Final None
2027/28 Prem 3rd Semi-final LC - 3rd Rd CL - 1st KO Rd None



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[quote name='Thebaker']Hadn't been looking on here as it had all gone a bit quiet but well done for those of you starting new games and to [B]Spacenugget[/B] for his rise through the leagues. I'm surprised you are finding such great players in scandanavia, i've rarely found any decent players from there, mine are all from spain, germany and france.
Going through the freebies at the end of the season is always useful in the prem, picked up 2 wonderkids this year from spain[/QUOTE]

I think its due to my first scouts all being from Scandinavia or at least speaking Norwegian or Danish. I sent them all out that direction early and since then my knowledge of those country's has always been top, and because they have been finding dudes that are making me money or joining the first team I have left them there. I've just checked and my original two scouts both played in the Norwegian Premier league before retiring :D coincidence or maybe the regens see them as heros or something.

Lately there has been lots of Croatians and French kids. Spain has been terrible for me bar My dl who was spotted ages ago. The south American countries have also been a bit ***** :( lots of out and out wingers though and little technical strikers but neither fit my system. I have set up a work permit feeder club last season though so off the top of my head I have: A Japanese Striker (looks awesome), A Ghanaian MC (bit of a gamble) and a Uruguayan MC (immense). So I wont be so Scandariffic soon :D

I'll have to start scouting in Germany after you mentioned it, I've pretty much overlooked Germany entirely O_o except for my backup striker who i think was playing on loan in France when he was spotted. I'm glad I found this thread/challenge as its been an awesome game and reading through everyone else's journey is really really interesting.

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2018-19 Northwich Victoria BSP Pos 2nd

The title went to the wire, on the last match of the season I was in 2nd at home to the team in 1st. I went 1-0 and completely dominated the game 'till the 75th min when one of my central defenders tugged an opponents shirt, the penalty was their 1st shot so now it was 1-1, 5 minutes later my other central defender missed a ball in the area 1-2. Those 2 shots were there only ones on target to my five.

Fortunately I then breezed through the play-offs beating Borehan Wood in both legs, which was quite satisfying as I'd not managed to beat them in the regular season. The final was an anti-climax really as I brushed Dover aside in a comfortable 3-0 win.

My ground is being expanded so I won't be playing at home 'till Feb 2020.

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[CENTER]

[IMG]http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx340/JammyJoker/FC%20United/fc.png[/IMG]
[B][SIZE=3]FC United Football Club
2017/18 Season (6th Season)[/SIZE][/B][/CENTER]

[B]Current Club:[/B] FC United.
[B]Division[/B]: Premier League
[B]Season[/B]: 2017/2018
[B]Board Expectation[/B]: Avoid relegation.

[B]Finish[/B]:
League = Winner
FA Cup = Winner
League Cup = Winner

[B]Season 6 Summary[/B]
We overhauled the team with great players last year, and kept many this year. My newest tactic completely decimated most other teams, and we held firm against the big boys. Leading to an extremely unexpected TREBLE!

37-wins, 1-draw, 0-loss; and a goal difference of +113.

League Table:
[url]http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w431/minimalfuss/EnglishPremierDivisionOverview_Stages.png[/url]

FA Cup:
[url]http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w431/minimalfuss/TottenhamvFCUnitedInformation_Overview.png[/url]

League Cup:
[url]http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w431/minimalfuss/LiverpoolvFCUnitedInformation_Overview.png[/url]

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Season Division Position Achievments
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2012/13 Blue Square North 1st Champions
2012/13 FA Cup n/a 6th Round
2012/13 FA Trophy 1st Winner

2013/14 Blue Square Prem 1st Champions
2013/14 FA Cup n/a 5th Round Replay
2013/14 FA Trophy 1st Winner (retained)

2014/15 nPower League 2 1st Champions
2014/15 FA Cup n/a 6th Round
2014/15 League Cup n/a 1st Round
2014/15 Paint Trophy 1st Winner

2015/16 nPower League 1 1st Champions
2015/16 FA Cup n/a 6th Round
2015/16 League Cup n/a 3rd Round
2015/16 Paint Trophy 1st Winner (retained)

2016/17 nPower Championship 1st Champions
2016/17 FA Cup n/a Semi Final
2016/17 League Cup n/a 4th Round Replay

2017/18 Premier Lague 1st Champions
2017/18 FA Cup 1st Winner
2017/18 League Cup 1st Winner
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just got chester into the prem in my 6th season really didnt expect to get out of league 1 but flew out of it with some amazing regen signings then i have went straight to the premier league cant complain with that

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[quote name='sando123']just got chester into the prem in my 6th season really didnt expect to get out of league 1 but flew out of it with some amazing regen signings then i have went straight to the premier league cant complain with that[/QUOTE]

Very nice mate, only 1 season behind me!

First to the champions league then?

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[B]Division [/B]League One (1st season)
[B]Season [/B]2020/2021
[B]Expectations [/B]Avoid Relegation (Media - 24th)
Finish 11th.

Season 9 complete.

A good season. Well above board, media and my own expectations.

We started out pretty badly, but not horrifically, we hovered just above the relegation zone for the first half of the season. I decided I'd switch tactics and as the team got used to it they started performing quite well. At the turn of the year we started with a 1-0 win over Dag & Red using the new tactic and that started a 13 game unbeaten run (including both legs of the JPT South Semi) that pushed us into mid-table. Injuries destroyed any chance of playoff contention, but we put another 4 games unbeaten as we headed into the JPT final.

A relatively easy 2-1 victory over Scunthorpe helped us hoist our first ever Cup title, in our first visit to Wembley. I think. I can't remember if we played there in any play-offs.

After that was done I started to drop the intensity of the team (and my own attention), again with injuries pressing, and players wanting extended rest (I sent half a dozen players away for a month holiday before the actual holiday).

Those injury runs left our scoring stocks quite spread out. WE had 5 players end up on 10+ goals, Liam Vella an 18 year old English kid who top-scored with 13 from the inside forward winger position, Alvarez on 13, Francis Cameron a loan from Southampton got 12, Tobi Ajiboye got 12 from the other wing and occasionally up front and finally Colin Deegan who is playing in our AMC (but still hasn't retrained there all the way yet) position got 10.

Contract wise I re-signed the only first team player or staffer who was running out this season, one of our CB's.

Financially the club is going to end the season about £900,000 in the red. We do open our new stadium next month and maybe our Kit deal will be increased. Again, we'll need to convert our pre-season friendlies to cash money to keep afloat for the most part.

League Cup run ended against Cheltenham 0-1 in the first round.

FA Cup run ended the 2nd round (after we beat Hereford in a replay) with a 0-1 loss in the 2nd round to Plymouth.

As mentioned, JPT run ended in Victory, as we beat Stevenage, Leyton Orient 3-3 on Penalties), Swindon, Gillingham, took revenge on Plymouth with a 5-1 agg thrashing in the semi and then beat Scunthorpe in the final.

As quite a lot of our squad were loan signings, there are gaps that need to be filled. I don't know if we'll have the money to do it properly, but on the plus side we aren't going to lose anyone to free transfers. At worst we'll have much the same squad but better due to the young talent getting better, at best we'll be able to bring in players more suited to our new formation and push for the play-offs.

All in all, a good season.

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Season League Position Europe Cups Other
2012/13 BSS 18th N/A N/A N/A
2013/14 BSS 11th N/A N/A N/A
2014/15 BSS 2nd N/A N/A Lost in play-off final.
2015/16 BSS 7th N/A N/A N/A
2016/17 BSS 4th N/A N/A Promoted via play-offs.
2017/18 BSP 3rd N/A N/A Lost in play-off semi-final.
2018/19 BSP 1st N/A N/A Won League Title
2019/20 L2 1st N/A N/A Won League Title, FA Cup 4th Round
2020/21 L1 11th N/A JPT Winner NA
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Just found this thread and decided to give the challenge a go

[URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/StephenTownsleyOverview_Home.png"]Heres[/URL] my start page, im going with newly promoted Lowestoft Town in the Blue Sq North, and the board have given me the princely sum on £0 to buy players and £2k per month for wages, current wage bill is £15 per month.

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[CENTER][B]Blackmama - Chester FC - Season 13/14 - Blue Square Premier

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[B]Season review[/B]: Lost 1-0 in the playoff final extra time to a fluke goal from 40 yards of the bar :( :( Absolutely devastating!!

[B]Positives:[/B] 200.000 £ in gaterevenues from the final (40.000 at wembley), My young inexperienced team getting to the final and only losing out on automatic primotion by four points, really good prospects for a succesful next season.

[I][B][FONT=comic sans ms]COME ON CHESTER![/FONT][/B][/I]

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Good luck Darkwin - it's quite a fun challenge

2019/20 Northwich Victoria L2 (1st season) Pos 8th

Rather frustrating season - I went into the final game needing to beat Coventry City who were just above me to get into the play-offs, absolutely battered them 13 shots on target to there 4, 4 CCC to their 2, ended up drawing the game 1-1.

Still some hopefull signs for next year, some cracking results battered Southend 8-1 and Oldham 7-2 and only lost twice in the Jan to May period.

Just to rub it in Southend have just gone up through the play-offs.

The board have just purchased the stadium.

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[quote name='Blackmama'][CENTER][B]Blackmama - Chester FC - Season 13/14 - Blue Square Premier

[/B][/CENTER]
[B]Season review[/B]: Lost 1-0 in the playoff final extra time to a fluke goal from 40 yards of the bar :( :( Absolutely devastating!!

[B]Positives:[/B] 200.000 £ in gaterevenues from the final (40.000 at wembley), My young inexperienced team getting to the final and only losing out on automatic primotion by four points, really good prospects for a succesful next season.

[I][B][FONT=comic sans ms]COME ON CHESTER![/FONT][/B][/I][/QUOTE]

Gutting :( - hate the playoffs on FM for just that reason. Best of luck for both you and Swindon69 in building for next season

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[b][size=+1]Canvey Island FC - Season 2016/17 - npower Championship[/size][/b][/center]

[b][u]League[/u][/b]

Predicted 24th as standard, although mid-table was a more realistic aim at the start of the season. As with every year, we played the Free Transfer market, bringing in two good young forwards from France in Loic Bonin and Cedric Combe (both regens), whilst adding quality to the wings in Wayne Routledge and another Frenchman in Johan Pastorelli. It seemed to take a while to gel (admittedly the money-spinning friendlies against much better teams probably didn't help), but a run of 5 straight wins in September put us 3rd in the table. A worse run of just 2 wins in 11 followed, meaning we were sitting 9th just before Christmas, but we really moved up a gear in the New Year, and a run of 14 wins in our last 18 fixtures took us to a very unexpected title win!

[b]Final position: 1st - Winners[/b]
[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397269744/3274DF425C3C74513D885DC765A8CBE17A4E3BE7/]League Table[/url]

[b][u]Cups[/u][/b]

We actually made in to the 4th Round of the FA Cup this year, but paid the price for not closing out the game against Birmingham - we lost the replay. Once again, didn't care about the League Cup.

[b]FA Cup:[/b] [i]4th Rnd replay loss to Birmingham (1-3 away)[/i]
[b]League Cup:[/b] [i]3rd Rnd loss to Bristol City - (1-3 away)[/i]

[b][u]Players of the Season[/u][/b]

[url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397267307/D6E42796574FC3525B1392A3F10B3071E5D6799A/]Squad[/url]

This was a genuine team effort with no real standout player (perhaps N'Diaye in centre mid at a push), so I figure I'll just show them off :)

GK: [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397265062/EBDFBC51A85E5CFBC2322A56EDDEAF6D4BAFCA23/]Jan Brusko[/url] - A really solid performer who is developing really nicely. Made some excellent saves and kept a good number of clean sheets.

DR: [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397263197/C46AAE07D7DFB579E312222DDE1332168FBBA3BA/]Gerard Hoey[/url] - Has been with us since League Two and continues to improve. Solid as a rock.
DC: [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397231996/299F614C0558E6CE8721A15B12188AA689DD2FE4/]Eduardo[/url] - Never put a foot wrong since joining this summer. Centre back wasn't a position I was initially looking to improve, but the pair of them were rocks.
DC: [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397237268/AABD45B3F2DE34BE1EEF6ECECA4E6594A29290DD/]Rafael Della Marca[/url] - If Eduardo's the brains of the defence, this man's the brawn. Scored a few crucial goals as well.
DL: [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397228482/D1D97B62230E417E0E832D6241360C4E174EBAC6/]Oscar Gregori[/url] - Again, another formidable player who just keeps things nice and simple.

MR: [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397247781/ABBDC8FA953FA45508C45999BDDB5F00014CD648/]Wayne Routledge[/url] - Disappointing if I'm honest. Went missing in games too often for my liking and will be looking to ship him off this summer.
MC: [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397260050/802F0B4085B0BD4304F362DF600ECC42FD2A05A0/]Ismaila N'Diaye[/url] - Just awesome. Stunned he joined us, but scored some good goals as well as working hard off the ball. Our Yaya Touré :)
MC: [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397240766/C72B720DE10BAA5646C0C9C405D051EEB1A9D9E2/]Florent Cuvelier[/url]/[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397234631/5DC47A94DC12F2B08A43E4330424D3101F138E5C/]Johan Dupont[/url] - Dupont was supposed to be a backup but Cuvelier seems quite injury prone. Both played well though when fit.
ML: [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397257110/9ADE58D75B0B23B981F00BAFFF2FF7F20A5988C3/]Johan Pastorelli[/url] - Much better than Routledge, but could use more flair from him really. Probably need to tweak my tactics for him

ST: [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397245427/33BC89058FEE71A2E39D74D4CE585528A8545534/]Loic Bonin[/url] - Should be much better than he is - just lacks composure. I think he'll come good though.
ST: [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397242752/61827724D456F1E6BC6EF4B3B39BAFFB98DC2BD9/]Cédric Combe[/url] - An awesome Target Man at this level, but again could get more goals.

Notable mention: [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397250553/1B180F29587E1E85A454F463461D9C7CF2FE10FD/]Giovanni Policano[/url] - Injured for quite a bit but still chipped in with a number of goals, whilst [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397253969/16E5E1108585B698FE3A314D366B6B6348A90CB7/]Bill Paul[/url] also did well playing a bit part role

Top goalscorer: [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397242752/61827724D456F1E6BC6EF4B3B39BAFFB98DC2BD9/]Cédric Combe[/url], 18 (17 in League)
Most assists: [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564397250553/1B180F29587E1E85A454F463461D9C7CF2FE10FD/]Giovanni Policano[/url], 12 (12 in League)

[u][b]2017/18 Season Thoughts:[/b][/u]

As always, I'll be conservative and say I'd be happy just to stay up! It all depends on who we can sign as the squad was hardly the best in the Championship! The plan is to continue to buy young and then sell them on, whilst playing the free transfer market. Should be interesting, at any rate.

[code]Season League Position Europe Cups Other
2012/13 BSS 1st N/A FAC 1st, FAT 4th BSS Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent)
2013/14 BSP 2nd N/A FAC 3rd, FAT 1st Promoted via playoffs, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent)
2014/15 L2 1st N/A FAC 3rd, JPT 2nd, LC 1st Winner, L2 Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Bill Paul)
2015/16 L1 1st N/A FAC 3rd, JPT 3rd, LC 1st Winner, L2 Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Bill Paul)
2016/17 CH 1st N/A FAC 4th, LC 3rd Winner, CH Manager of the Season[/code]

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[CENTER][img]http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Badges/3D/180/BadgeLowestoft_Town.png[/img]
[B][U]Lowestoft Town FC - Season 2012/13 - Blue Square North[/U][/B][/CENTER]

[B][U]League[/U][/B]

The board were expecting to bravely fight against relegation, and the media were predicting a 20th place finish. and was given no cash and a 2k wage budget to accomplish this.
I brought in 15 players to strengthen the squad in all areas and quickly went over the wage cap.

After a winless preseason the season opened with a surprise 4-0 win against Stalybridge, but this was nothing but a false dawn for the team as the next five games saw defeat for Lowestoft and slumping to 23rd , the team were not gelling at all and I was beginning to worry that my preseason signings were duds and chokers. Form picked up the team clicked it was December before the relative good form dropped, the team resided in 10th. January began and it appeared the club were still celebrating new year as they slumped to a run of 5 defeats, when things picked up again they team never fully got going again and form remained inconsistent with too many draws and the occasional defect keeping the club from mounting a challenge for the play off spots. Lowestoft ended the season in 9th place 11 points outside of the playoffs. Not bad for the lowest paid team in the league.

[B][U]Cup Competitions[/U][/B]
FA Cup - 4th Qual Round replay - Billericay 1-0 dominated the game but stubborn defending seen Billericay steal the victory with their only shot on target.
Fa Trophy - 3rd Round - Cheltenham 3-0 We were totally outclassed but our Blue Sq Premier opponents.

[B][U][URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/LowestoftTownSquad_Players.png?t=1338679627"]Squad[/URL][/U][/B]

[B][U]2013/14[/U][/B]

Hoping to win the league, need to further strengthen the squad so will be releasing a few players to make way for some more free transfers as there is no chance of the club giving me any transfer money, I can only hope they give me more than 2k per month for the wage budget. I will also be replacing the assisstant manager as the fellow I have i just dont like. (Missing having Billy Dodds in the game my usual assistant)

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[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564423745222/8CBE65CD2BDD44042ACD49E5C3B2BCE64DC53A7C/]Not a bad start to life in the Prem![/url]

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Hey all I realise i'm a bit late to the party with this one but I was hoping for a bit of help. Basicly I live in Horsham and really want to manage them in this challenge but at a rating of 850 its gonna take me years of reloading. So does anyone have a horsham save knocking about? I would be so grateful!

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just started with fc united here is my [url=http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f257/gazdadude/dafuge%20challange/fc%20united%201213/GarethPearceOverview_Informationfcunited1213.png]profile[/url] looking to consolidate this season

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[quote name='b101'][url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559817564423745222/8CBE65CD2BDD44042ACD49E5C3B2BCE64DC53A7C/]Not a bad start to life in the Prem![/url][/QUOTE]

Now go on and win it...with results like that u can!

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A historic era for FC United, our first ever champions league group...

[IMG]http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w431/minimalfuss/IntervFCUnitedInformation_Overview.png[/IMG]

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[quote name='FuSS']Now go on and win it...with results like that u can![/QUOTE]

Cheers pal, sitting 4th in December, ten points off Arsenal who are looking incredible. Outplaying a number of teams but quality is starting to show as the games we've lost/drawn are those in which we just haven't taken our chances. Great result for you in Milan btw, how good are your players or is it all just down to tactics?

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[B][U]Lowestoft Town FC - Season 2013/14 - Blue Square North[/U][/B]
[B][U]3rd - defeated in playoff final[/U][/B][/CENTER]

[B][U][URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/LowestoftTransfers_History.png?t=1338922750"]Transfers[/URL][/U][/B]

Expectations of the board and media were low and as such I was given 2.8k per month to get the squad safe from relegation. With nothing to spend ad lots of dead wood to drop 15 new free signings were made over the season and 23 were shown the door.

[B][U][URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/BlueSquareBetNorthOverview_Stages.png?t=1338922229"]League[/URL][/U][/B]

A great season for the team despite missing out narrowly on promotion. August to mid November the team got off to a magnificent start only loosing 2 games and seeing us clear at the top of the league. Our exit from the FA cup dented the teams confidence and the from suffered and the team began to drop points, AFC Telford soon overtook us and we never caught up to them again, i fact for awhile our inconstancy threatened to see the play offs slip away from us again a we dropped to 7th, but Mid March our form returned and we remained undefeated until the last league fame of the season, the run seen us rise to 3rd place the play offs beckoned.

[B][U]Play-offs[/U][/B]

Semi - Final v Tamworth (2-1 agg victory) - Both legs were tightly contested first match at Tamworth ended in a 1-1 draw, the return match also ended after 90 mins again 1-1 and into extra time we went, the break through fr us came in the 2nd min f added on time in the first half of extra time, Callum Reynolds of Tamworth put one into his own net under pressure. Superb rear guard action in the 2nd half of extra time was enough to see us though to the final to play Darrlington.

Final v Darlington (2-1 defeat) - So close but yet so far for my Lowestoft squad, Darlington took the lead in the 36th min, we equalized on the 42nd min and it was game on, the 2nd half seen Lowestoft gradually dominate as the match went on but i the 88th min we were caught with a classic sucker punch ad lost a goal on the counter attack, further heartbreak was to come when we had a goal chopped off in the 4th min of injury time for a foul on the keeper. So a 3rd Season in the Blue Square North for us

[B][U]Star Performers[/U][/B]

I could list the full team here but the best of the best will do.

[URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/TommySkeltonOverview_Profile.png?t=1338921826"]Tommy Skelton[/URL] - 20 assists and 7 MoM awards mad him invaluable to the squad. Also Voted Blue Sq north Player of the year.
[URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/MartinReillyOverview_Profile.png?t=1338921788"]Martin Reilly[/URL] - consistent performer, always offers a constant threat to the opponents.
[URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/SamWestleyOverview_Profile.png?t=1338921803"]Sam Westly[/URL] - Always present and an absolute rock, chipped in with a fair few goals too.

[URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/LowestoftTownSquad_Players-2.png?t=1338921764"]Squad[/URL]

[B][U]Cup Competitions[/U][/B]
FA Cup - 1st Round - Accrington 3-1 defeat, not much to say simply outplayed.
Fa Trophy - 4th Round - Dartford 2-1 defeat, tight match won by a late goal.

[B][U]2014/15[/U][/B]

This team is good, I just need to get a bit more cash out the board for wages and I will be able to get in the 1 or 2 players needed to go from a good team to a great team, I cannot afford a 4th season in Blue Square North

[CODE]Season League Position Achievments
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2012/13 Blue Sq North 9th
2013/14 Blue Sq North 3rd Play off Final[/CODE]

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[B][U]Lowestoft Town FC - Season 2014/15 - Blue Square North[/U][/B]
[B][U]Champions[/U][/B][/CENTER]

[B][U][URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/LowestoftTransfers_History-2.png?t=1339022934"]Transfers[/URL][/U][/B]

Less Activity transfer wise this year, the hoped boost to the wage budget never materialized again and was given £3.1k per week to get a top half finish. 5 players in to strengthen the full backs and attacking options, with 1 player coming in the January window to fill in at Defensive Mid, 3 out of Contract players left the cub.

[B][U][URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/BlueSquareBetNorthOverview_Stages-2.png?t=1339022955"]League[/URL][/U][/B]

Wow what a season, a titanic season long struggle that for a long part of it involved the top 6 teams fighting out for supremacy. Despite loosing the 1st game of the season we got off to a flyer loosing twice and drawing twice going into the winter months. Then November happened again riding high and top of the league the team faltered and struggled to pick up a win seeing us drop to 5th, but thankfully the form picked back up ad the chase was on, Stalybridge, Nuneaton and Barrow lay ahead of me with only 5 points separating us
with Corby and Solihull Moors 3 points behind me.

The club was bought over in this time by a local businessman but he was no more forth coming with extra wages as the last board were.

Stalybridge went into 2015 in the lad by 1 point but a poor run of form took them out the race and shortly after Corby and Solihull dropped off the pace too, leaving us, Nuneaton and Barrow trading blows at the top of the league with all 3 of us taking turns at the top. With 4 games to go we regained 1st but Nuneaton had a game in hand but thankfully for us they choked. However it was still not over, the final day of the season dawned and we needed a win to secure the title but a the season proved things were never going to be that simple and we lost, however as luck would have it Nuneaton drew and Barrow lost giving me a heart attack and the title in the process.

To celebrate our league win our new chairman has commissioned a new [URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/StephenTownsleyNews_Inbox.png?t=1339022966"]stadium[/URL] so were going to have a bit of debt for a few years to pay off, I can only hope the new board are as generous with next seasons budget as they were with the stadium.

[B][U]Star Performers[/U][/B]

[URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/MartinReillyOverview_Profile-2.png?t=1339022893"]Martin Reilly[/URL] - Another great season, caan always be relied upon up front.
[URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/PeterOBrienOverview_Profile.png?t=1339022914"]Peter O'Brien[/URL] - Teams star performer, how he never won Blue sq North player of the season I'll never know.
[URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/SamWestleyOverview_Profile-2.png?t=1339022915"]Sam Westly[/URL] - Solid and dependable at the back rarely had a bad game for the team.
[URL="http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/Darkwain/Football%20Manager%202012/CalumKitschaOverview_Profile.png?t=1339022893"]Calum Kitscha[/URL] - Special mention for this fellow, great keeper and has improved a shed load over the past few seasons, unlikely I'm going to be able to hold on to him as hes wanting to tougher challenge.

[B][U]Cup Competitions[/U][/B]

FA Cup - 3rd Qualification Round.
Fa Trophy - 2nd Round.

[B][U]2015/16[/U][/B]

Blue Square Premier beckons. Will look to consolidate my place there and strengthen the squad.

[CODE]Season League Position Achievements
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2012/13 Blue Sq North 9th
2013/14 Blue Sq North 3rd Play off Final
2014/15 Blue Sq Noeth 1st Champions[/CODE]

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[b][size=+1]Canvey Island FC - Season 2017/18 - Barclays Premiership[/size][/b][/center]

[b][u]League[/u][/b]

I didn't really have as much of an overhaul as I thought I would, keeping the back 5 together, and only really strengthening the wings and attack. With hindsight, one of the issues was that I wasn't sure what formation I was going to play until I started the season. Finally settling on a 4-5-1, I had bought 2 too many strikers, and probably needed to strengthen defence a bit more. That being said, we started well as always, with 4 wins in our first 5 games even seeing us top the table for a brief period. We tended to win most of our games other than the away fixtures against the big four (0-2 vs Utd, 0-3 vs Arsenal, 0-2 vs Chelsea and 0-2 vs Man City) - although we did manage to beat Arsenal and Chelsea at home. This away form is clearly where my tactic needs changing, and I'm contemplating going for a counter-attacking approach to see what that brings. January saw us 12 points off Arsenal at the top, but fighting it out for 3rd with Man City, Chelsea, Fulham, Spurs and Liverpool. Whilst we had an excellent run-in, losing just two of the last 12, it wasn't quite good enough, as we finished 5th with City and Chelsea just edging us out. Still, the Europa League should be an excellent experience.

[b]Final position: 5th - Qualified for Europa League (Winners = Man Utd)[/b]
[url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489300569/537FBD70A18D452129E67F823AD5F2D462EC64AA/]League Table[/url]

[b][u]Cups[/u][/b]

Partly due to a lucky draw (Stockport, Reading, QPR, West Brom, West Ham), and partly due to a much better squad than in previous years; we actually reached the Final of the FA Cup this year, only to get demolished by a much superior Arsenal side. We also made the Quarters of the Carling Cup but lost on pens to Chelsea.

[b]FA Cup:[/b] [i]lost in the Final to Arsenal (0-3)[/i]
[b]League Cup:[/b] [i]Quarter final loss to Chelsea - (1-1 home - 2-3 on pens)[/i]

[b][u]Players of the Season[/u][/b]

[url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489317570/A96407E0F2257D7EC01E1D5D14C225EA7CEC9E32/]Squad[/url]

Here's the team one year on... Again, I've been very ruthless with players who just haven't cut it at this level (the defence is probably next...)

GK: [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489316637/7A385D7526F7D896B490220456359AC0D94A3D9C/]Jan Brusko[/url] - Continues to play well and I've just rejected a £5m bid from Fulham. Handling could still improve though.

DR: [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489307807/FB68795FC8F5B1B46BFE297F62059C5B19F385E9/]Gerard Hoey[/url] - This season has probably been a bridge too far. Not bad, but was shown up by the better wingers in the Prem.
DC: [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489312487/A862C76403EB1507A48EACC63E7A5FCC13508FE2/]Eduardo[/url] - Fairly solid but his improvement is slowing. Might look to replace him soon.
DC: [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489313441/D544908FDE89CC200EE6F3BACC7962FDEDC2B01B/]Rafael Della Marca[/url] - It seems every year I manage to grab a centre back in the Championship for free who goes on to become a really solid player. Della Marca is our man this year.
DL: [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489309723/38ED2CDBD65322955252F88418C26F764FF05652/]Oscar Gregori[/url] - A solid defender but not much else, another who will need replacing soonish.

DMC: [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489306718/6F68D8C8D64140425D93FBBA60ED1E007FA89E94/]Olexandr Maxymov[/url] - joined for £1.8m in Jan and I have high hopes for him.
MC: [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489305590/6D594454B2BD40758DE91B30B9E17707CE5CCECC/]Ismaila N'Diaye[/url] - Another solid season for the big man.
MC: [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489301612/0234AB86EFA13E3EF5BBE8ED08431F613F8B06DE/]Fabio Valdiviezo[/url]/[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489315631/6FAD92F5CAAFDE2294F2979EFF5E7A55AEC1F834/]Carlos Miguel[/url] - Valdiviezo was probably our signing of the season at just £1.8m, whilst Miguel was our marquee signing for £7.5m, but it's not been easy to fit him into the formation. Got better as the season progressed however.
AMR: [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489303518/C369784D5992FAD221BC8C674942D545303B6ED1/]Jonathan Quevedo[/url] - A big signing at £6m from Velez, and he certainly delivered. Always a threat and grabbed vital goals and assists.
AML: [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489310782/D23366D26C2A75FBF98AD5F3DE93B39D1ECDC445/]José Ángel Fernández García[/url] - Signed on a free from Barcelona and scored some stunning goals this season. Still a bit inconsistent, but when he's on form he's unplayable.

ST: Rotated between a couple of players this year, with [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489314402/390291BE94A33F99555BFF2CFE770C055BDE235D/]Cédric Combe[/url] and [url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489304628/7AF1B957C0494F0B6011404500162AB19C07D10E/]Orlando Pelaez[/url] (£5m) performing pretty well. [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489311644/E736FDBB82DFAA0E7E27194595E7A14402AC018F/]Geronimo Farias[/url] is my other big hope for the future as well

Top goalscorer: Cédric Combe, 14 (12 in League)
Most assists: Jonathan Quevedo, 14 (13 in League)

[u][b]2018/19 Season Thoughts:[/b][/u]

We'll continue to build for the future, but I am well aware that I need some tutors in to make the best of the team we've got. We've already beaten Arsenal to the signing of [url=http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/560944004489302548/2D4D00CD88905D72E9B74E11DBA454F109388317/]Andreas Rechsteiner[/url] for £3.5m, who looks a really top prospect. As previously mentioned, the defence needs a bit of an overhaul, and I'd like a really class DMC. Other than that, just need to make sure we win all the games we should and compete better against the big clubs.

[code]Season League Position Europe Cups Other
2012/13 BSS 1st N/A FAC 1st, FAT 4th BSS Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent)
2013/14 BSP 2nd N/A FAC 3rd, FAT 1st Promoted via playoffs, Player of the Season (Marcus Bent)
2014/15 L2 1st N/A FAC 3rd, JPT 2nd, LC 1st Winner, L2 Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Bill Paul)
2015/16 L1 1st N/A FAC 3rd, JPT 3rd, LC 1st Winner, L2 Manager of the Season, Player of the Season (Bill Paul)
2016/17 CH 1st N/A FAC 4th, LC 3rd Winner, CH Manager of the Season
2017/18 PL 5th N/A FAC Final, LC QF PL Manager of the Season[/code]

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