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From Young Men to World Beaters

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Well done on the Bursaspor result, might manage something against the Danes.

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The Danish team is definitely a lot weaker than Bursaspor, but I'm not sure how long our luck will last.

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Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round Leg 1: [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewvFCMidtjyllandInformation_Overview.png"]Bourneview vs Midtjylland
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We were completely outplayed, making this look like an impossible task.

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Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round Leg 2: [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/FCMidtjyllandvBourneviewInformation_Overview.png"]Midtjylland vs Bourneview
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We played a lot better in this leg and even took the lead, but by chasing the winning goal we left ourselves open at the back.

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Takes a couple seasons to get the players necessary to break the CL qualifiers etc. Once you do though (and the subsequent £6million cash injection), it becomes a lot easier to continually qualify for the group stages.

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I need my reputation to rise at the moment, I've got a bit of money but just can't attract any players better than the ones I have. Ideally we need to turn professional, but apparently we can't afford that.

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My few times trying the Gundo Challenge in NI would suggest you either turn professional when you have enough money (qualify for CL group stages) or if you win the league 6 or 7 times consecutively. The former is the most likely incident to occur first.

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[quote name='dafuge']I need my reputation to rise at the moment, I've got a bit of money but just can't attract any players better than the ones I have. Ideally we need to turn professional, but apparently we can't afford that.[/QUOTE]

What happened to the million you won?! :) Having followed your careers I know you really love those red numbers ;)

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[quote name='Nordan']What happened to the million you won?! :) Having followed your careers I know you really love those red numbers ;)[/QUOTE]

I've got £1.4m in the bank, I'm struggling to spend it :D

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[B][SIZE=4]Bourneview Young Men - Carling Premiership - 2015/16[/SIZE][/B]

Last season we came close to the title, but just couldn't keep up with Cliftonville.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/CarlingIFAPremiershipOverview_Stages.png"][B]League Table[/B]
[/URL][URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/CarlingIFAPremiershipOverview_PastPositions.png"][B]League Positions Graph[/B]
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We did exactly what Cliftonville did last year, we opened up a big lead and then started losing games as the fixtures piled up. Just like them, we managed to hold on for the title.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewvDungannonInformation_Overview.png"][B]Mid-Ulster Cup[/B][/URL] - the reserves played the entire tournament, and won it.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewvLinfieldInformation_Overview.png"][B]Irish League Cup[/B][/URL] - we rotated the squad again as they lost out on penalties.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/LinfieldvBourneviewInformation_Overview.png"][B]Irish Cup[/B][/URL] - Linfield beat us once again, to stop our run of Irish cup wins.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewvShamrockRoversInformation_Overview.png"][B]Setanta Cup[/B][/URL] - this was a massive win for us over a decent Shamrock side.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewYoungMenFixtures_Fixtures.png"][B]UEFA Europa League[/B][/URL] - we had an amazing win over [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BursasporvBourneviewInformation_Overview.png"]Bursaspor[/URL], but the run didn't last long as [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/FCMidtjyllandvBourneviewInformation_Overview.png"]Midtjylland[/URL] outplayed us.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewYoungMenSquad_Players.png"][B]Squad[/B][/URL] - the squad is growing in size to meet the demands of the fixture list, squad rotation is a must with the number of games we are playing.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewTransfers_History.png"][B]Transfers[/B][/URL] - some great players joined the club this year, and I'll continue looking to improve this squad further.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewBoardroom_Finances.png"][B]Finances[/B][/URL] - the prize money from the Setanta Cup has taken our finances to the next level, hopefully we can start to use that money to improve the facilities.


[SIZE=3][B]Key Player Profiles:[/B][/SIZE]

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/MartinZelenkaOverview_Profile.png"]Martin Zelenka[/URL] - another great season from the striker.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/EriksPunculsOverview_Profile.png"]Eriks Punculs[/URL] - surprisingly he managed to out-score Zelenka.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/MatijaCakarunOverview_Profile.png"]Matija Cakarun[/URL] - another great year, with plenty of assists from the midfielder.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/TomRichardsonOverview_Profile.png"]Tom Richardson[/URL] - a new signing, but what a player!

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/IanWoodfordOverview_Profile.png"]Ian Woodford [/URL]- another winger who set up a decent number of goals.


[SIZE=3][B]Career Overview[/B][/SIZE][code]Season League Position Achievements
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2012/13 Championship Two 1st League, Mid-Ulster and Intermediate Cup winners
2013/14 Championship One 1st League, Mid-Ulster and Irish Cup winners
2014/15 Carling Premiership 2nd Irish Cup winners
2015/16 Carling Premiership 1st League, Mid-Ulster and Setanta Cup winners[/code][SIZE=3][B]Next Season[/B][/SIZE]

It hasn't taken long, but I think the domestic challenge may be over. I have a feeling that the progress over the next few years will be slow as we try and work our way to professional status and start bringing the club up to a level that can compete outside of Northern Ireland.

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[SIZE=3][B]Reputations
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Northern Ireland - 63rd in FIFA rankings - [COLOR=#00FF00]up 11
[/COLOR]Northern Ireland - 45th in UEFA coefficients - [COLOR=#00FF00]up 1
[/COLOR]Carling Premiership - 168th in European competitions (1.5 stars) - [COLOR=#00FF00]up 12
[/COLOR]Bourneview - 488th in UEFA coefficients - [COLOR=#00FF00]up 423[/COLOR]

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Nice job mate. the rep seems to be rocketing up

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Very nice dafuge, you've found some great players there too. Wish I could have ones like them :/

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Great season daf, as always you are doing a great job :thup:

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Champions League champions second qualifying phase leg 1 - [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/SheriffvBourneviewSplitView.png"]Sheriff vs Bourneview
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We struggled with the pace a bit as Sheriff dominated most of the play, but we had a few good chances and grabbed a vital equaliser.

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Champions League champions second qualifying phase leg 2 - [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewvSheriffSplitView.png"]Bourneview vs Sheriff
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We were holding on to the 0-0 draw we needed when Sheriff had a man sent off. This changed the game enough for us to take control and grab a winner. We now face Renova Dzepcitse of Macedonia in the next qualifying round.

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Champions League champions third qualifying phase leg 1 - [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/RenovavBourneviewSplitView.png"]Renova vs Bourneview
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Despite the stats, we were the better team in this match.

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Excellent result! Is there a final qualifying round after this?

Edit: Assuming you don't bottle the second leg, of course.

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[quote name='SnakeXe']Excellent result! Is there a final qualifying round after this?

Edit: Assuming you don't bottle the second leg, of course.[/QUOTE]

I don't want to look until I've played the second leg ;)

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Champions League champions third qualifying phase leg 2 - [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewvRenovaSplitView.png"]Bourneview vs Renova
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It looked like it was going to be close when Renova pulled back to 2-2, but we picked them apart as they went for the win.

The final qualifying round brings us up against AIK of Sweden. Possibly one of the best clubs we could get in the draw, but they are decent side.

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Champions League champions playoff leg 1 - [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/AIKvBourneviewSplitView.png"]AIK vs Bourneview[/URL]

I'm not quite sure what to make of this. We battered them.

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Champions League champions playoff leg 2 - [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewvAIKSplitView.png"]Bourneview vs AIK
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AIK were much better in this match and scored an early goal, but as they pushed forward we were able to hit them on the break managing another unlikely win.

This means we have made the Champions League group stage and the £6m that comes with it. I'm shocked that we've made it, but the 'champions route' in the qualifiers makes a huge difference for clubs like us. Had the qualifiers been in the old format, we'd have come up against clubs like Arsenal, Valencia, Fiorentina, Schalke and Porto. Instead, the worst we could have been drawn against was perhaps Standard Liege.

And the group draw has been made, [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/UEFAChampionsLeagueOverview_Stages.png"]this is who we've got :D[/URL]

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That's incredible! Really really impressive work, daf.

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[quote name='danielgear']WOW tough group. 3rd place if lucky?[/QUOTE]

I think we would be lucky to get even a single point from the six games :D

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Impressive work! :thup: Also, not often you see three teams from the United Kingdom in the same Champions League group (i.e. never!).

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[quote name='iseemonsters1']Impressive work! :thup: Also, not often you see three teams from the United Kingdom in the same Champions League group (i.e. never!).[/QUOTE]

I liked that, it was a bit weird that I didn't get the usual 'Battle of Britain' message though :D

Least amount of travelling ever in a group?

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Probably, within the UK, NI, Glasgow and Liverpool aren't massively far from each other. Also could be a lot worse then Milan in terms of distance.

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Should I carry on with individual updates for European games?

My first is in the San Siro :cool:

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Champions League group stage - [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/ACMilanvBourneviewSplitView.png"]AC Milan vs Bourneview
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We were lucky to come away with this scoreline as AC Milan looked like they could score at will. Our counter attacks looked so slow and it wasn't until the last few minutes when we managed to have a shot (which hit the post). The other two teams drew, so there is still hope!

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It was very nearly 0 shots in total :D

AC Milan on the Wednesday, Ballinamallard United on the Saturday. Just your typical week :D

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Champions League group stage - [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewvLiverpoolSplitView.png"]Bourneview vs Liverpool[/URL]

So close to the big win, but this is a fantastic point.

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Champions League group stage - [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewvRangersSplitView.png"]Bourneview vs Rangers
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We managed to outplay them, securing a great win with a late penalty.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/UEFAChampionsLeagueOverview_Stages-1.png"]This[/URL] is how the group stands at the half way stage. Looks great but our remaining games are the away trips and Milan at home.

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If you can get something from Milan at home and Rangers away then you should have a shot of holding on to the Europa League spot - not out of the question given your previous performances!

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[quote name='dafuge']I think we would be lucky to get even a single point from the six games :D[/QUOTE]

Would you be happy with 1? :D

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[quote name='danielgear']Would you be happy with 1? :D[/QUOTE]

Sorry hadnt read down all the way :rolleyes:

4 points 3 place has to be the aim now Daf

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I guarantee if I started with Bourneview I'd have been sacked and relegated in my first season. Congrats on a great start to life in NI dafuge. Wonderful results in the CL group stage :thup:

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[quote name='iacovone']I guarantee if I started with Bourneview I'd have been sacked and relegated in my first season. Congrats on a great start to life in NI dafuge. Wonderful results in the CL group stage :thup:[/QUOTE]

Make that the two of us

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Gosh. Superb stuff. Is it a series of great team performances, or are there some individuals who are really shining on the European stage?

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[quote name='dafuge']Champions League group stage - [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/BourneviewvLiverpoolSplitView.png"]Bourneview vs Liverpool[/URL]

So close to the big win, but this is a fantastic point.[/QUOTE]

haha Liverpool playing in front of only 550 people? bet that doesnt happen often

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Champions League group stage - [URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/RangersvBourneviewSplitView.png"]Rangers vs Bourneview
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It was a repeat of the home game, and this was no fluke. We defended superbly and hit them with counter attacks, we deserved this win.

[URL="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/FM2012/UEFAChampionsLeagueOverview_Stages-2.png"]This[/URL] is the group table :D

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