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[B]Hendon 2017/18 mid-season update[/B]

Poor cup showing, but our league form is steady, consistent and good. 40 points has been reached already, so we should be safe already...no-one's particularly shining though :p

Also got offered a job at Walsall and Hereford, on the same day too....needless to say I rejected.

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[quote name='Avramski']While I'm at it, I'll stake my claim for a Hall of fame place.

Clean sheets by a youth keeper in a season - Bradley Power YP02-2. 17 in 2016/17 I'll upload the proof at the end of the season, but at the current rate, he could beat that record, as he has 15 already this season, and 5 games left to play (could be 7 or 8 yet, but it's looking doubtful we'll make the playoffs now.)[/QUOTE]

Bradley has now broken that record with 3 clean sheets in a row, and still 2 games left to play, so he could still set a decent benchmark for everyone to aim for.

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In October with Lowestoft, eagerly anticipating my first batch of youths!

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[quote name='Jpr']In October with Lowestoft, eagerly anticipating my first batch of youths![/QUOTE]

Best of luck for your first batch of youth players! :)

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[quote name='TWFL']Set the asking price to a couple mill which will stop quite a few bids coming in.[/QUOTE]

I've done what you said and put a £5mil price tag on his head and after the previous 2 bids, nobody has bid since :)

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[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412516369/3F6DD48FF969F27DF74E73A21BF7264952C8685D/]Youth Intake[/url]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412515035/34C585167DEAB9D90F29A8C7E9BDF963DB927319/]Ben Evans YP11[/url] is that standout amongst the lot, I think if I can improve his finishing he can become a great player for the club.

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[quote name='Drew the Cookie Eater'][URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412516369/3F6DD48FF969F27DF74E73A21BF7264952C8685D/"]Youth Intake[/URL]

[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412515035/34C585167DEAB9D90F29A8C7E9BDF963DB927319/"]Ben Evans YP11[/URL] is that standout amongst the lot, I think if I can improve his finishing he can become a great player for the club.[/QUOTE]

Have you noticed that most intakes shoot out strikers?

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Having finished pre season, a superb first two games of BSN life has come about. Firstly, beating relegated Braintree 2-1 away is a great result.

We then faced Worcester in our first home game, which was announced to be a fan day, and brought about a bumper 3263 crowd.

[video=youtube;fQksYqTxHKc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQksYqTxHKc&feature=youtu.be&a[/video]

To say that I could not have asked for a better scoreline and display would be an understatement.
Long may this continue!

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[quote name='Tactic Master']Have you noticed that most intakes shoot out strikers?[/QUOTE]

For me yes, most of the time I get strikers, but I also get a few defenders, and the odd midfielder, I think I need more defenders more than anything.

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I'm going to start over again, St Albans as i got it only has 7 subs of which 3 are GK so not much u can do with that.

Will update later

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[quote name='Tactic Master']Goldyrulz, fantastic match right there :D Keep it up and you will get promotion![/QUOTE]

Thanks! Hopefully I can emulate yours and others successes :D

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[quote name='mthielen']I'm going to start over again, St Albans as i got it only has 7 subs of which 3 are GK so not much u can do with that.

Will update later[/QUOTE]

Could be worse, when I started with Northwich, I only had 17 players. Very frequently, I could only name 3 or 4 subs until I got my first youth intake.

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I've just gotten the first season of Youth:

[URL=http://imgur.com/ki7hX]Youth Candidates[/URL]

[URL=http://imgur.com/lvID7]Jason Tillen (YP1)[/URL] - [URL=http://imgur.com/HLPkx]Coach Report[/URL]

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Gratz Hawker a few straight for 1st team and a lot for the futur

I have a question: How can i put YP01 behind the names of the new youth players??

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Northwich Victoria - 2017/18


Cups first for a change ....

[code]Competition Round Opponent Location Score Attendance
FA Cup Q2 Hemel Hempstead Home 2-0 951
FA Cup Q3 Stafford Home 2-0 889
FA Cup Q4 Stockport County Home 0-0 2015
FA Cup Q4 (R) Stockport County Away 1-2 1992
FA Cup 1 Fleetwood Home 1-1 4028
FA Cup 1 (R) Fleetwood (TV) Away p1-1 4540
FA Trophy Q3 Hyde Home 3-2 493
FA Trophy 1 Chasetown Away 1-2 139
FA Trophy 2 FC Halifax Away 1-2 812
FA Trophy 3 Tamworth Home 1-1 571
FA Trophy 3 (R) Tamworth Away 1-1p 1155
FA Trophy 4 Chester Home 1-0 674
FA Trophy SF1 Mansfield Away Postponed
FA Trophy SF1 Mansfield Home 1-0 1848
FA Trophy SF2 Mansfield Away 3-3 1695
FA Trophy F Eastbourne Boro Neutral 0-4 19362 WINNERS![/code]

As you can see, an astounding season in the cups, ending in a top notch match at Wembley where BSP team [URL="http://www.david-perks.co.uk/Computers/Football-Manager/21935561_3p8Sz9#!i=1775931952&k=dxBLmkC&lb=1&s=XL"][B]Eastbourne Boro were demolished 4-0[/B][/URL]. The only downside was that with all those extra games, we had a lot of re-arranged matches which led to fixture congestion right through to the end of March. In the FA Cup, L1 side Fleetwood were taken the distance, with the replay being televised. Unfortunately, they were better at penalties than we were :(


In the league, our form was patchy, mainly because of all the extra cup games. It meant that the players were tired most of the time, so I had to keep chopping and changing the team to try and keep everyone as fit as possible. The fixture congestion at times was horrendous, especially at the end of March when the original SF 1st leg against Mansfield was postponed. That meant I then had a run of 7 games in 17 days (listed below).

21/3 Stalybridge (a) 2-0
24/3 Mansfield (h) 1-0
27/3 Mansfield (a) 3-3
31/3 Solihull (a) 2-1
2/4 Lowestoft (h) 3-1
4/4 Barrow (h) 1-0
7/4 Hereford (h) 0-2

For some strange reason after the Hereford game, I had 7 players who needed resting..... Anyway, the teams form was patchy through out the season, but once again, another strong run in meant we finished reasonably well, with 2 wins and 2 draws in the final 4 league games meant [URL="http://www.david-perks.co.uk/Computers/Football-Manager/21935561_3p8Sz9#!i=1775932445&k=9tjQDfQ&lb=1&s=XL"][B]we finished 11th with 62 points[/B][/URL]. It wasn't quite what I was expecting, as my goal was to get into the playoffs again, but under the circumstances, I'm satisfied with how the season finished. The highlight of the season however, was 6 games in. We were away to Port Vale, and they were 1 of the favourites for promotion this season. At half time, the score was 1-1. [B][URL="http://www.david-perks.co.uk/Computers/Football-Manager/21935561_3p8Sz9#!i=1772751987&k=kMwHCcF&lb=1&s=XL"]It didn't finish that way[/URL][/B] ....

[code]Season P W D L GF GA GD Points Pos. Notes
2012/13 42 20 12 10 65 34 +31 72 6th Not a bad first season.
2013/14 42 21 9 12 49 30 +19 72 5th Lost in playoff semi.
2014/15 42 19 8 15 48 45 +3 65 7th 2 points shy of playoffs
2015/16 42 11 8 23 32 58 -26 41 18th Disastrous season!
2016/17 42 21 12 9 63 40 +23 75 5th Best season yet, mullered in playoffs though.
2017/18 42 17 11 14 63 45 +18 62 11th Lot's of tired players. Having to chop and change too much.[/code]


A new chairman took over the club at the beginning of February, and the first thing he did was take out a loan of £215,000 to get the club back into the black. Thankfully, the loan repayments are only £1476 a month. I wasn't to disappointed, as despite 2 strong cup runs and a strong (financially) pre-season, we were on course to make a healthy profit, but would still be roughly £130,000 in the red (at the time of writing this). One benfit though, was that the new chairman agreed at the start of March [URL="http://www.david-perks.co.uk/Computers/Football-Manager/21935561_3p8Sz9#!i=1775932266&k=ptszWmL&lb=1&s=XL"][B]to increase the clubs junior coaching to excellent[/B][/URL]. However, [URL="http://www.david-perks.co.uk/Computers/Football-Manager/21935561_3p8Sz9#!i=1775933976&k=4KfBHZC&lb=1&s=XL"][B]my youth intake[/B][/URL] was worse than the previous 2 seasons when it was only rated as good. However, [URL="http://www.david-perks.co.uk/Computers/Football-Manager/21935561_3p8Sz9#!i=1775933822&k=js9BQ7q&lb=1&s=XL"][B]Wally Weston[/B][/URL] ([URL="http://www.david-perks.co.uk/Computers/Football-Manager/21935561_3p8Sz9#!i=1775933068&k=hZKWGPG&lb=1&s=XL"][B]report card[/B][/URL]) and [URL="http://www.david-perks.co.uk/Computers/Football-Manager/21935561_3p8Sz9#!i=1775933928&k=JjtvM3r&lb=1&s=XL"][B]David Russell[/B][/URL] ([URL="http://www.david-perks.co.uk/Computers/Football-Manager/21935561_3p8Sz9#!i=1775933061&k=Sckzq44&lb=1&s=XL"][B]report card[/B][/URL]) did stand out, so they will get the YP tags this year.


Youth Players

I've used a few more players this season, so here's a quick summary of how they have managed in the team this season (8 games minimum)

[code]Player Pos. Games Con. CS. Goals Assist MoM Red Yellow Av. Rating
Brett Comyn-Platt GK 8 11 2 - - 0 0 1 6.72
Bradley Power YP02-2 GK 49 46 20 - - 0 0 0 6.65
Stephen Haddow YP04-2 D L 44 - - - 2 2 1 10 6.97
Frank Lenders YP02-1 D C 45(8) - - 6 1 5 0 3 7.09
Stewart Fisher D C 12(8) - - 1 0 1 0 0 6.91
Hakin Tran D C 9(9) - - 1 2 1 0 0 6.95
Daniel Jones D R 42 - - 1 3 1 0 3 7.14
Darren McCready D R 8 - - 0 1 1 0 1 7.05
Alastair Holsgrove M C 10(11) - - 0 0 0 0 1 6.65
Aiden Jones M C 24(19) - - 5 5 2 0 1 6.85
Ben Ryan YP01 M C 44(12) - - 4 11 4 0 5 6.88
William Pratt YP03 M C 32(16) - - 1 2 1 0 5 6.67
Christopher Rodgers M C 6(2) - - 1 0 0 0 0 6.81
Ahmet Ozturk ST 35(2) - - 10 7 2 0 2 6.89
Les Beck YP04-1 ST 48(1) - - 17 10 6 0 2 7.04
Jimmy Morton ST 17(7) - - 7 0 1 0 1 6.73[/code]

Lenders and Beck are getting better and better with each season, while Daniel Jones has massively improved this year.

Special mention though for [URL="http://www.david-perks.co.uk/Computers/Football-Manager/21935561_3p8Sz9#!i=1775933087&k=mxH2bTq&lb=1&s=XL"][B]Bradley Power YP02-2. He kept 20 clean sheets during the season[/B][/URL].

Transfers - [URL="http://www.david-perks.co.uk/Computers/Football-Manager/21935561_3p8Sz9#!i=1775931940&k=w588RPK&lb=1&s=XL"][B]I'm clean[/B][/URL]. There will be a lot more activity next season, as I'm having a massive clear out. I've currently got 73 players at the club.

Overall, a good, solid and unspectacular season. For next season, my aims are playoffs minimum, 2nd round of the FA cup, get the wage bill down (currently £330,000/year) and stay in the black. The future's bright. the future's Green :D

Sorry for the long post, but there has been a lot to report for the season. I've also taken the liberty of bolding the links to the screen shots to make them stand out a bit more.

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[quote name='mthielen']Gratz Hawker a few straight for 1st team and a lot for the futur

I have a question: How can i put YP01 behind the names of the new youth players??[/QUOTE]
Go to player interaction (in the top right corner when you click on someone's name) and click on Set Nickname just above Keep players history and just put the full name in followed by YP whatever.

Avramski - Congrats on winning the FA Trophy. I could never do well in that competition, always failed at the first hurdle..

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I'm the 3rd manager to win the FA Trophy. Quite a nice payout for a day at Wembley as well :D

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[quote name='Avramski']I'm the 3rd manager to win the FA Trophy. Quite a nice payout for a day at Wembley as well :D[/QUOTE]

Oops haha my bad :o You got quite a big attendance for a BSN team at Wembley. Must have been covered by Tv as well which must have meant more money! :D

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Well done on the cup victory Avramski, but it does appear that it hurt your league form :(

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Yeah. I may just put out a team of youngsters for Q3 this season, as I was having to make 3 or 4 changes for nearly every match. Out of the 2 cups, I much prefer a half decent run in the FA Cup, as you get better prize money and more people through the gates. 2nd round will do me, as that will generate quite a bit of money.

Mind you, I'll not say no to Man Utd away in the 3rd round :D

EDIT :: Nicely timed boost for the team. It has been announced just before the start of the season that 3 of the favourites for promotion (Hereford, Port Vale ans Stockport), have been deducted 10 points for going into administration.

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[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/595840894539796491/795086FF1680F997BFE4B2DB81CC96BD1F4B3FD2/"]Northampton 4 - 5 Chester[/URL]

The most amazing match i've ever been involved in! At half time we were 2 down, so for the first time in a while I re-introduced the hair dryer treatment! Soon enough we were 3 down, but 8 minute later Sarcevic turned up with a special goal as he has done so often. Then it appeared to be all over and looked to be getting worse 4 minutes later as Jack Smith scored his 4th for Northampton, bringing the score to 4 - 1... I moved some players around and introduced Lewis Jones for the 12th time since his career began in 2011! It was desperate times with Petrillo and Smart away on International duty and some how we won 5 - 4!!!

[Edit] My Assistant Manager and my Captain have both praised my post match, whilst Kyle Pope has revealed my anger from the half time teamtalk :D

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Finally getting some playing time!

I'm lagging behind in just my second season but we are pulling away from the drop zone with a recent run of 10 games unbeaten, however, only with 3 wins!!!

[URL="http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h131/joe_3_7/BlueSquareBetPremierOverview_Stages.png "]League table[/URL] / [URL="http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h131/joe_3_7/CarshaltonAthleticFixtures_Fixtures-3.png"]Fixtures[/URL]

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[quote name='JoeBainborough']Finally getting some playing time!

I'm lagging behind in just my second season but we are pulling away from the drop zone with a recent run of 10 games unbeaten, however, only with 3 wins!!!

[URL="http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h131/joe_3_7/BlueSquareBetPremierOverview_Stages.png"]League table[/URL] / [URL="http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h131/joe_3_7/CarshaltonAthleticFixtures_Fixtures-3.png"]Fixtures[/URL][/QUOTE]

Good to see your back and doing well :)

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Ok so 2nd season in League 2 and I'm in 4th and just 2 points off 3rd (automatic promotion place) with 3 games to go. Squeaky bum time as SAF would say! :D

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I got Fulham on the 3rd round heat them and then played Wigan but got beat by them wtf haha!!
What's everyone's biggest scalp?? In the cups

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[quote name='toonbalmy87']I got Fulham on the 3rd round heat them and then played Wigan but got beat by them wtf haha!!
What's everyone's biggest scalp?? In the cups[/QUOTE]

So far a 5 - 1 victory over Championship side Hull City, then lost to Premiership side Wolves in the 2nd round in League Cup.

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[quote name='toonbalmy87']I got Fulham on the 3rd round heat them and then played Wigan but got beat by them wtf haha!!
What's everyone's biggest scalp?? In the cups[/QUOTE]

I'm appalling in the cups but I can't complain really, I play all the youth players that don't get a look in as my squad is tiny and cannot cope with the league games as it is, never mind the cups.

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[B][CENTER][IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9b/Hastingsunited.jpg[/IMG]

Hastings United - Blue Square South - 2012/2013[/CENTER][/B]


[CENTER][B][URL=http://imgur.com/WdXdA]League Table[/URL][/B] - A good first season, we did hit the relegation zone, but from March our form got a lot better!


[B][URL=http://imgur.com/VuFzS]FA Cup[/URL] [/B]- Lost in the 2nd Qualifying Round against Dover.

[B][URL=http://imgur.com/9Kwio]FA Trophy[/URL][/B] - I made it a bit further in this, beating Margate & Chelmsford 1-0 before losing 1-0 to Hinckley in the 2nd Round.


[B][URL=http://imgur.com/jggYH]Squad[/URL] [/B]- We have a good squad even though we are a little top heavy.


[B]Key Players:[/B]

[B][URL=http://imgur.com/NbECI]Joe Barney (D C/R)[/URL][/B]

[B][URL=http://imgur.com/CSZOS]Jason Tillen (YP1) (ST)[/URL][/B] - He joined us in March, 9 games 6 goals, his stats dropped a bit but hopefully good things will come next season.


[B][URL=http://imgur.com/TIKzP]Transfers[/URL][/B] - or lack of.


[CODE]Season Division Position Achievements
2012/13 Blue Square South 17th Survived[/CODE][/CENTER]

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Good solid first season Hawker :D Jason Tillen looks great for that league, so I think you can expect lots of goals next season :)

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How do I not concede so often from corners :( It's so so frustrating, probably 1 a game on average.

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[quote name='Jpr']How do I not concede so often from corners :( It's so so frustrating, probably 1 a game on average.[/QUOTE]

Match preparation of defending set pieces should help to some extent.

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[quote name='TWFL']Ok so 2nd season in League 2 and I'm in 4th and just 2 points off 3rd (automatic promotion place) with 3 games to go. Squeaky bum time as SAF would say! :D[/QUOTE]

So we crumbled under the pressure but got a play-off place where we played Accrington Stanley who we beat 4-2 on aggregate so not too nervy. We now have Bournemouth in the final at Wembley. We lost to them in the last game of the season which prevented us getting an automatic promotion and resigned us to more games in the play-offs, so we are out to seek revenge!

Edit: Arghh! Both of my main strikers have had to go off in the first 10 minutes! We're one nil up but it's very nervy already..

haha! [URL="http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p586/twfl1/ScreenShot2012-04-02at203731.png"]Promoted![/URL] League 1 baby, here we come!

Full update later.

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[quote name='JoeBainborough']Match preparation of defending set pieces should help to some extent.[/QUOTE]

It's been set to that since one of the first games when we conceded from multiple set pieces haha.

Good luck TWFL!

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[quote name='Jpr']It's been set to that since one of the first games when we conceded from multiple set pieces haha.

Good luck TWFL![/QUOTE]

Review your set up and make sure you have enough men back etc. and perhaps set everyone to man marking rather than just 'go back.'

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Amazing work with Carshalton TWFL!

Halfway through my first season with Lowestoft, after a good start we are playing awfully. We've been really unlucky with injuries, losing our 2 best players for 4 months each.

I'm just hoping for some good youths.

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[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/595840894543648797/E8AA4D5794CD271B5F1E44C5FDDC958E9FC59DAE/"]Manuele De Petrillo Capped For San Marino[/URL]

An amazing moment as Petrillo finally breaks into the San Marino fold!

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[quote name='Tactic Master']Fantastic stuff TWFL!!! Look at that attendance!!![/QUOTE]

Haha thanks! I'm pretty certain that most of the fans came from Bournemouth though! ;) Congrats about De Petrillo. He must be a huge improvement to most of the Sammarinese players?

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Just got my first youth intake with Lowestoft!

[url=http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7969/lowestofttownyouthcandi.png]link[/url]

2 players got the tag, but it could be more.

[url=http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/4056/ronnieedwardsyp01overvi.png]Ronnie Edwards YP01[/url]

[url=http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2061/richardskerrittyp02over.png]Richard Skerritt YP02[/url]


Both could develop well but I am very concerned at the lack of central defenders in the intake.

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[CENTER][img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/81/Weymouth_Badge_2011-2012.jpg[/img][/CENTER]
[SIZE=4][B][U][CENTER]Weymouth FC Summary - Season 2015-16[/CENTER][/U][/B][/SIZE]

Season 4 Targets
* Promotion! Not as big a reach as once imagined, but still a tough ask right now [COLOR="#B22222"][B]Achieved!! Finished 2nd, won the play-offs[/B][/COLOR]
* Maintain wage bill. Original YPs are now signing new contracts and original players are now leaving. A balancing act. [COLOR="#B22222"][B]Achieved, ran most of the season at around 1,900 pw[/B][/COLOR]
* A decent cup run. Would definitely help finances. [COLOR="#B22222"][B]Achieved. Made it to the FA Cup 3rd round[/B][/COLOR]
* Operate in profit again. [COLOR="#B22222"][B]Achieved, but only just and thanks to the 2 play off home games with bumper crowds[/B][/COLOR]


What a year and where oh where did my fingernails go!

For the second year in a row we got out of the gates at a slower than expected pace, but we were able to gradually build our momentum and challenge for honours. Ultimately we fell short of claiming the first piece of silverware of my reign, but 3 very good play-off games saw us promoted!
Play-off semi final opponents were one of our listed rivals, Dorchester. Going into the game we had won only 1 of our previous 9 encounters, but a gutsy 3-2 away win in the away leg was followed by a tight 1-0 home win and we were going to be playing in theclubs biggest game for quite some time.
Play off final opponents were Welling, who we had also struggled against. One win in 6 meetings against them. This night though was nothing short of spectacular and the best Weymouth performance of the season was saved for the last game of the season. A mammoth 5-1 result and a fitting MoM finale for Sam Bryant with 2 goals and 2 assists.

[URL="http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2690/season4leaguetable.png"]Final League Table[/URL]

The FA Cup run provided the fans with a lot of entertainment as well, including our first ever league scalp when we traveled to Kenilworth Road and beat L2 Luton Town in round 2. Round 3 saw a home tie against top of L2 Port Vale and reality set back in with a comprehensive 0-4 loss.

The FA Trophy run was short lived and best forgotten!


Youth Intake
The pre-season saw the board agree for the 4th pre-season in a row to improve our junior coaching, this time resulting in it being ranked as 'Excellent'. It is now costing us just over 21,000 per month in youth set-up costs, so financially we are set up to live or die by the (youth) sword.
[URL="http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/7520/season4youthintake.png"]This years intake of youth was again pleasing[/URL]. Four players were tagged YP 4x, with the top prospect being Nathan Clark (YP 4a) [URL="http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/5918/nathanclarkyp4areport.png"]Report Card[/URL] | [URL="http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/3852/nathanclarkyp4astarting.png"]Starting Attributes[/URL]. A natural DM or MC, I am hoping he will form a long lasting partnership with last years uber talent Sam Bryant (YP 3a).
For the first time I did not just sign all of the youths to youth deals, infact more than half were let go once their youth trials expired.
Additionally, around a dozen youth players from the first couple of intake are being let go when their contracts expire this summer.

I am very happy with the midfield and attack for the years ahead (barring any talent poaching from higher reputation clubs), but I am beginning to become very concerned about my defence and goalkeeping situation.
I have always had a leaky defence, but the initial year 1 youth intake defenders I received are failing to live up to the immediate excitement.
My GK has been the same for all 4 seasons and is constantly the brunt of my backroom staff's advice to drop him due to poor form, with not one good youth intake option to appear.

As it stands in my first year in the BSP coming up, I need to score more than I concede. Sounds blatantly obvious, but I do not see (m)any clean sheets in my future.

Weymouth Progress
[CODE]
Year Season League Target Description Target Positions Final Position Wins Draws Losses For Against GD Pts
1 2012/13 BSS Avoid Relegation 14th-19th 13th 17 5 20 70 78 -8 56
2 2013/14 BSS Consolidate 9th-14th 15th 13 13 16 51 49 +2 52
3 2014/15 BSS Challenge 2nd-8th 4th 21 10 11 82 55 +27 73
4 2015/16 BSS Promotion 1st-5th 2nd 25 8 9 95 65 +30 83
[/CODE]


Former Youth Intake Players Performance - 2015/16
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Season 4 - 2015/16

Youth Name YP Tag Position Apperances Goals Assists MOMs Yel Red Avg Rating
Sam Bryant 3a DMC MC 47 12 29 6 4 0 7.40
Mark Keddie 2d DC 46 15 0 6 3 0 7.33
Jake Jordan 1a AMLC 34 (5) 15 11 5 1 0 7.15
Geoff Pritchett 2b FC 41 (5) 25 18 4 5 0 7.14
Rob Neal 1b AMR 48 (1) 14 16 5 4 0 7.11
Charles Robinson 2a AMC FC 44 (9) 24 3 4 2 0 7.08
Dominic Michie 2c AMRL 35 (1) 4 12 2 6 0 7.08
Nathan Clark 4a DM MCR 10 0 3 0 0 0 7.07
Callum Moore 1e DL 37 0 6 1 16 0 7.03
Paul Brown 1c DR 51 1 4 2 10 0 6.99
Martin Richards 1d AMC 14 (18) 3 4 0 2 0 6.90
Elliot Hobbs 4b DM MC 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 6.60
Jon Gibson 3c AMR FC 0 (5) 0 0 0 0 0 6.60
Nathan Rae 3b DRC 4 (18) 0 1 1 3 0 6.51
Rob Bridges 4c DC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Adam Doyle 4d DM MC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

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Sam Bryant proved his class all season long with fantastic performances, capped off by a MoM in the play off final 5-1 win, with 2 goals and another 2 assists.
Dominic Michie saw a large drop off in performance this season, over last seasons player of the season performances, hoping for a rebound next year.
Jon Gibson barely saw any action due to a 7 month lay off just weeks into the season after breaking his leg.

[URL="http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1474/season4transfers.png"]Season 4 Transfers[/URL]

Season 5 2016/17 Targets
* BSP Survival
* Operate on a profit
* Minimize wage bill increases (a lot of youth intake renewals coming up)

Quick side note, my updates will probably slow down a little here for the near future. Started a new job today and going to cut into playing time. Still playing, still grinding ;)

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Braumiller - well done on getting out :D I hope the youths still fare well enough in the BSP!

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[quote name='Avramski']While I'm at it, I'll stake my claim for a Hall of fame place.

Clean sheets by a youth keeper in a season - Bradley Power YP02-2. 17 in 2016/17 I'll upload the proof at the end of the season, but at the current rate, he could beat that record, as he has 15 already this season, and 5 games left to play (could be 7 or 8 yet, but it's looking doubtful we'll make the playoffs now.)[/QUOTE]

[quote name='Avramski']Bradley has now broken that record with 3 clean sheets in a row, and still 2 games left to play, so he could still set a decent benchmark for everyone to aim for.[/QUOTE]

That's actually not a bad idea, having a Hall of Fame where we can talk up our youth products - although sadly I haven't had any youths of note yet :(

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Braumiller- Congrats on a wonderful promotion! it must be satisfying to have completely followed your 4 year plan :)

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Big news from me! Blue Square South side Hastings United are through to the FA Cup 3rd Round after beating Coventry 2-1 AWAY from home! Coventry are currently 5th in League 1 and we're in the Third Round against Plymouth!

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Well mid way through season (Jan 1st) the board gave me the chance to change my objectives. So I have, from avoid relegation to Mid Table finish. I am actually aiming for playoffs as I am currently about 3 points off them but I didn't want to set expectations too high! Also changed my tactics, they are still just as attacking as before but now my players are allowed a bit more freedom. by statistics we are one of the best defences in the league so It was time for a change as this season I have no prolific top scorer (Best at 7 and he is a winger!) So I changed my defensive forward to a poacher!

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[B]Drew. Lowestoft Town. League One. 2021/2022.[/B]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412517781/2BEE3C0B8759B50BC6E7BD2756ED1FA6EAEFA45A/]Table[/url] - We survived, that's the important thing, we were doing quite well until Christmas and then it kind of fell apart, but we won just enough games in the final seven or eight games to get enough points to beat the drop.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412522325/04CD423AC8DDFD46D538225CADAE56E5513DE9E5/]Squad[/url]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412510844/44AD7C1A634B9D4E82B53AE2F6A1118A37D3B367/]Aradavan Dobinson YP1[/url] played a few times, was rubbish, will be released.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412521660/470F82A66C34FF6065295C7870900B7265D2D34B/]Glen Franks YP4[/url] was solid, nothing special.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412520884/EB2FB03226495B7C6B8FA29830D34B328EE71E96/]Ollie Driver YP5[/url] again, solid but nothing special, didn't get as much goals as I had hoped.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412515661/BBD357F9A8AE873D39176EF34475C367820AF738/]Christian Frew YP6[/url] solid enough, chipped in with some goals and assists.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412517070/5DF7EC5B342513D5258F1FB587EF64940A9A8997/]Kenny Stockwell YP7[/url] recurring them here, solid but nothing special.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412519958/C539BE611A35AC5FF295EA221EF90E9356E332C4/]Luke Southgate YP9[/url] hardly played, will be sent out on loan next season.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412518965/21D5A96623A8E6039C30B6E047616DAD3CDC1145/]Ollie Hooper YP10[/url] impressed with this kid, I have a feeling he'll be vital for us for years to come.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412512686/81B8C203818BE45E93EE029BA892B293643957EA/]Finances[/url]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596966794412518293/BCA72BBE84E360759B396D15C2BAE331921F8D00/]Proof I'm not cheating[/url]

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Year Season League Final Position Wins Draws Losses For Against GD Pts
1 2012/13 BSS 9th 18 9 15 50 45 +5 63
2 2013/14 BSS 4th 23 10 9 59 37 +22 79
3 2014/15 BSS 3rd 20 16 9 50 40 +10 76
4 2015/16 BSS 1st 21 17 4 64 37 +27 80
5 2016/17 BSP 10th 15 18 13 55 45 +10 63
6 2017/18 BSP 17th 14 14 14 45 57 -12 56
7 2018/19 BSP 1st 24 17 5 67 42 +25 89
8 2019/20 L2 5th 22 10 14 59 49 +10 76
9 2020/21 L2 1st 23 19 4 59 36 +23 88
10 2021/22 L1 19th 11 18 17 51 60 -9 51
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Congratz Hawker, very nice result

Meanwhile i'm finally getting ready to have another go, just need to find a good tactic now.

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Drew- Amazing that you survived league 1. Some great prospects coming through and I think you can build on this next season.

oh, and 1000 posts :D

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