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Ri916's FM 12 Youth Academy Challenge!

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I don't normally do teasers or mini updates during the season, but I just hit my youth intake this season and I do not know whether to laugh or cry....

First things first to set the scene for the laughing or the crying.
10 games left to go in the season. Sitting in 18th spot in my first L1 season (places 21st-24th go down), but we are only two points above the relegation zone.
I am the highest scoring team in the league (75 goals in 36 games, next highest scorers are league leading Bournemouth with 64), but in contrast I also have the worst defense in the league (conceded 80 in 36 games). So, it doesn't take Einstein to figure out where in my lineup my youth develpment guys should be looking to identify talent for.....
I walk into my office this morning and see the list of kids who are coming in for youth trials and I order them by potential. Top two are bloody FCs (I have 4 first team FCs currently, fighting for 2 spots). There are 4 others who might have a chance of making their way into the first team eventually, another FC, and AML, AMR and finally a DC!

So, while crying over my incoming crop of kindergarteners I take a look at the "one they feel has the potential to be the most gifted player to come through ..... blah, blah, blah" and sweet jebus if he isn't pure gold.

Rau Holland is dubbed the next Michael Owen, is already capable of playing at L1 or L2 or leading BSP (depending on which coach you ask), but all agree he will become a good Premiership FC!!!

Now to find a good 3-2-5 or 2-3-5 formation to fit all these goalhangers....

[URL="http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/3520/rayholland.png"]Here he is[/URL].
Going to be training up his composure and first touch intensely to begin with and get him straight into first team action from the bench.

I would have given my left nut for something like this in the back four or even MC to help solidify things.
I see absolutely zero 0-0 draws in the next 5 years here at Weymouth.....

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[quote name='Braumiller']
I would have given my [B]left nut [/B]for something like this in the back four or even MC to help solidify things.
[/QUOTE]

Why the left one? is it particularly special? ;). On a serious note, congrats on a great player!

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Looks great!!!

This will give me a much needed break from my dafuge's FM12 challenge

Going to go with my beloved FC United who have given me so my joy in the past... despite living down the road from Weymouth

Before I get to into this can someone please tell what the hell junior coaching is as everyone says something different ?????

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[quote name='ri916']Why the left one? is it particularly special? ;). On a serious note, congrats on a great player![/QUOTE]

The right one is reserved for a franchise GK (good lord the Americanization of me appears almost complete) or a sugar daddy chairman ;)

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starting this up again Season 2 in EPL hopefully have an update tomorrow nite but don't know yet as i have just got another job that will take be working 7days a week :mad: :eek: :confused:

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After reading the thread yesterday, I decided to give this ago last night. After holidaying which took almost the entire evening, I decided to go for St. Albans. Managed to set up a few friendlies, get some decent staff and got the board to increase my junior coaching and the range already. Will start properly tonight and post some screen shots.

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noi don't so i now finally found some time to start over.

I'm running holliday now and we'll see what team i'll get.

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[quote name='toonbalmy87']starting this up again Season 2 in EPL hopefully have an update tomorrow nite but don't know yet as i have just got another job that will take be working 7days a week :mad: :eek: :confused:[/QUOTE]

welcome to my world

2 days morning shift, 2 days late shift and 3 days night shift and then 2 days weekend

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Just been reading through all these posts, its a great idea for a challenge, i think im going to try it in a different country though...not sure which yet though. :confused:

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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 2018-19[/CENTER][/U][/B][/SIZE]

Season 7 - League One

Goals
* L1 survival - [B][COLOR="#800000"]Achieved[/COLOR][/B]
* Re-sign Sam Bryant - [B][COLOR="#800000"] Failed, but decently compensated[/COLOR][/B]

So, the year started out with club icon and captain Sam Bryant being sold to Premiership QPR ([URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/301410-Ri916-s-FM-12-Youth-Academy-Challenge!?p=7735244&viewfull=1#post7735244"]post detailing it here[/URL]).
As we began our first attack on League 1 it became evident that while we were still adequately equipped there was a definite hangover from the sale.

Eventually we [URL="http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1443/leaguetableu.png"]finished 16th in the league[/URL], but this was a season of two halves.
First 23 games of the season so us pick up 21 pts (5 wins, 6 draws, 12 losses) while the second 23 games saw us pick up 38 pts (12 wins, 2 draws, 9 losses). If we are able to perform next season as we did in the 2nd half of last season then top half / play offs are within the realm of possibility.
Around Christmas we hit bottom position in the league, but only for one week. It also kickstarted the season and we reeled off 5 straight wins. The league was extremely tight though and all the way up until 3 games to go we were never more than 3-5 points above the relegation zone.
What was remarkable about our year was leading the charts in goal scoring and conceding. Never a dull game down at Weymouth ;)

Cups
League Cup - Out at first attempt
Johnstone's Paint Trophy - Out at first attempt
FA Cup - Finally some cup action! Comfortable 4-0 wins in rounds 1 and 2 against lower or equal level opposition, and then high flying Championship Barnsley in round 3 at home. A 2-2 draw, but notably we had a 92nd min winner disallowed. The replay was expected to be a bloodbath, but another 2-2 draw followed (we had now entered into the 2nd half of the season and the start of our good form) and a 5-3 penalty shootout win meant a 4th round appearance for the first time. Where Reading beat us 0-2, but it should have been more. Oh well!

Even with our bank balance hovering around 2m my board continuously denied any improvements for all requests, until finally just before Christmas they agreed to both training and youth facility upgrades (a first for both). They were in planning for the remainder of the season and have just now begun. They will both finish at the end of November this year and have [URL="http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/4815/youthandtrainingupgrade.png"]cost us a combined 700k[/URL].

One more year of Sam Bryant transfer installments to come, but after this it is going to get ugly from a money point of view. We broke even this year and that is with 2.6m in transfer money coming in (1.3m to come in next year).
My youth set up total costs for the year were 1.87m!!! Until I gain another promotion or a sugar daddy arrives, we might have to be a selling club.

Sign of our struggle - [URL="http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/146/salaryperannum.png"]Total wages for L1 clubs[/URL]. We are 24th of 24 and half of the 23rd.

I also sold the 20% future profit clause on my Sam Bryant transfer back to QPR for a 502k lump sum, so his total sale price was now 4.402m

Speaking of, my next two big contract renewals are 24 months out.
My AMR (Rob Neal) is asking for crazy money, but at least negotiated (and then walked away), but my new captain and main FC Geoff Pritchett is not talking..... Let's hope he either begins talking or another good year prompts some interest and he becomes my 2nd big sale.


[URL="http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/7274/transfersv.png"]Transfer Proof[/URL]

[B][URL="http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/9072/youthintake.png"]Youth Intake[/URL][/B]
A nice youth intake this year (I am paying enough for them!!!!). 6 tagged with YP who I hope will eventually break into the first team squad. The one exception being 'the next Michael Owen', [URL="http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/3520/rayholland.png"]Ray Holland[/URL]. My coaches rate him currently between a good L1 FC and a leading BSP FC, but all have him down as a good Premiership FC of the future. I have high hopes for Ray and if he stays healthy (he was injured for the last 7 weeks of the season after playing 4 games) I hope to get him lots of games and goals this next season to help progress.

Year 8 goals (2019/20)
* L1 consolidation
* Resign Geoff Pritchett
* Tighten up defensively, while keeping attacking potency

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Stats Update Through May 2019

[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
5 2016/17 BSP Avoid Relegation 15th-20th 2nd 25 7 14 99 65 +34 82
6 2017/18 L2 Avoid Relegation 15th-20th 2nd 30 6 10 108 62 +46 96
7 2018/19 L1 Avoid Relegation 15th-20th 16th 17 8 21 95 93 +2 59
[/CODE]

Current YP Tagged First Team Squad Members - Career League Stats Ranked by Average Rating
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Player Name YP Tag Position Appearances Goals Assists MOMs Avg Rating
Daniel Edworthy 5a AML FC 85 70 18 15 7.48
Dominic Michie 2c AMRL 189 41 44 23 7.25
Mark Keddie 2d DC 194 46 6 19 7.16
Geoff Pritchett 2b FC 209 106 50 22 7.10
Jake Jordan 1a AMLC 159 42 46 17 7.09
Nathan Clark 4a DM MRC 143 7 35 4 7.01
Rob Neal 1b AMR 223 48 54 12 7.00
Charles Robinson 2a AMC FC 181 59 27 9 6.98
Geoff Mason 6c DC 38 0 1 0 6.95
Darryl Stroud 6a MC AMC 41 5 7 0 6.92
Matt Mogg 5b DL ML 62 0 10 1 6.91
Nathan Rae 3b DRC 150 0 14 2 6.88
Ray Holland 7a FC 4 1 1 0 6.85
Paul Brown 1c DR 144 1 9 5 6.84
Martin Richards 1d AMC 107 16 10 3 6.83
Elliot Hobbs 4b DMC MC 77 0 6 0 6.74
Adam Doyle 4d DMC MC 54 3 2 0 6.72
Jon Gibson 3c AMR FC 40 8 0 1 6.71
Stephen Hendy 5e DC 39 0 0 0 6.71
James Shadrack 6b DL WBL 12 0 2 0 6.64
Marcus Grigg 5c FC 2 0 0 0 6.55
Matt Bryant 5d MR 3 0 0 0 6.30
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braumiller- Good season there avoiding relegation. That new YP should be dubbed the next sam bryant, not michael owen! :D

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[B]Drew. Chester City. Blue Square Premier. 2014/2015[/B]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968154222416144/05BA709F90B4E8C18CB40A1CA0EB5CBB2110EFF9/]Table[/url] - good season in fairness, never got involved in a relegation battle, and not good enough to challenge for the play-offs, just about right tbh.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968154222415512/E1C2E0245336F242F4AA39C797A6FC9DA293545D/]Squad[/url]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968154222413007/F1DB52C085CA9497DBC9C82DF67F50F78144E25D/]Adie Beech YP1[/url] decent season from the youngster, more of the same next season.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968154222414431/70305D0CD7E442D4AEFB34268519EFB2F09E1F36/]Joshua Wharton YP2[/url] had an okay season, got a few goals, and was used on the wing most of the time.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968154222415028/E16D902D511F566E6FA0861598F0EEC6CFEF0843/]Finances[/url]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968154222412133/424CE4345F037E3BC44D65D716C33DD621881135/]Proof I'm not cheating[/url]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968154222413669/F5939C8A2B926BDA601CA722FF608D961CE2BD7B/]Youth Intake[/url]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968154222409903/C3032A4E72740C7BE1357B5206A6294C927D4EEC/]Neil Marshall-Jones YP3[/url]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968154222410764/6FFF2AF928EAA9DF9DB9551A20E4E75C232B123E/]Pat Haddow YP4[/url]

[CODE]Year Season League Final Pos. Wins Draws Losses For Ag GD Pts
1 2012/13 BSN 5th 18 15 9 54 39 +15 69
2 2013/14 BSN 1st 27 11 4 74 33 +41 92
3 2014/15 BSP 15th 13 19 14 38 48 -10 58
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Drew- Good work at chester. Hopefully you can make them as great as lowestoft :)

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[quote name='mthielen']welcome to my world

2 days morning shift, 2 days late shift and 3 days night shift and then 2 days weekend[/QUOTE]

mine is just all day everyday start at one job finish there pick my son up from school feed him then off to the next job

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[B]Drew. Chester City. Blue Square Premier. 2015/2016[/B]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968331494032339/7D1B20D038A44539542BEEF9982B27512E8C6C3A/]Table[/url] - Awful, just awful; released a lot of the older players on high wages thinking I could have saved a bit of money, but instead it came to bite me on the back-side, we lost on the last day but so did Forest Green, so we stayed up.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968331494036479/C6B56CE1BEB025D55F08CDA9C9A99335FBDA91BF/]Squad[/url]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968331494019270/1D5560B0E89E23F5AA2FD4A37DC37EB5A482E658/]Adie Beech YP1[/url] had a decent enough season, improved quite a lot and should be in for a good season next year.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968331494016236/8F71DD3B448DB52EFEFC40DF6CE53D0A77A96687/]Joshua Wharton YP2[/url] played well enough, didn't score as much as I had wanted, but being on the wing he did cause problems and contribute a few assists.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968331494041516/1CB3F15156FA63181234009920F5ABEE1D7AA7FB/]Neil Marshall-Jones YP3[/url] done well, scored a few goals.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968331494013349/B0E4D4F86FC7CAFD02D1718D216D90562FCB24C5/]Pat Haddow YP4[/url] done well despite being thrown in at the deep end :D

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968331494020468/40BE9EFF5F59DC8C03DE913849DE85DF8EEACC61/]Finances[/url]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968331494039319/06FAA4F1EB613E3B998D44C56D2B39E3491D34FD/]Proof I haven't cheated[/url]

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968331494007064/0891762F74E6EDA537E6CB20AE5DD6DB3F74B05C/]Youth Intake[/url] a lot of players that can come into the fold for the first team, but a new right back and DM is what I really wanted.

[url=http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596968331494008272/EAFDDD2555693D3F65D9D6010B7A806AFA80A0CC/]Adie Molyneux YP5[/url] got the YP tag, looks decent enough.


[CODE]Year Season League Final Pos. Wins Draws Losses For Ag GD Pts
1 2012/13 BSN 5th 18 15 9 54 39 +15 69
2 2013/14 BSN 1st 27 11 4 74 33 +41 92
3 2014/15 BSP 15th 13 19 14 38 48 -10 58
4 2015/16 BSP 20th 10 15 21 43 66 -23 45
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[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=5]Carshalton Atheltic : Survived to Fight Another Season[/SIZE][/FONT]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/O9/LT-1.png"]League[/URL] Awful season thats why its so small the update because no body played well i need to score more goals only good thing is my youth player who came in and thats it for this season.

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/O9/CS.png"]Squad[/URL]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/O9/CT.png"]Transfers[/URL]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/O9/CF.png"]Finances[/URL]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/O9/F.png"]Kerching!!![/URL]

FA Cup 5th round Chelsea

League Cup 3rd Round Liverpool

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/O9/YP11-1.png"]YP11 [/URL] [URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/O9/YP11R-1.png"]Report[/URL]


My Fans are a bit to optimistic i got hammered by Derby who are champions and they are disappointed with the result even though Derby spend 100Mil + in the transfer window :mad:

Next years objective : Survival Again!!!

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[quote name='Braumiller']
Year 8 goals (2019/20)
* L1 consolidation
* Resign Geoff Pritchett
* Tighten up defensively, while keeping attacking potency[/QUOTE]

Goal #2 starting to sound unlikely.....
This is 8 days before the start of the season. Sounding like I might be selling him soon and giving young Ray Holland his chance to shine.
[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/689/pritchettwantingbiggerc.png/][IMG]http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/1814/pritchettwantingbiggerc.png[/IMG][/URL]

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[quote name='Braumiller']Goal #2 starting to sound unlikely.....
This is 8 days before the start of the season. Sounding like I might be selling him soon and giving young Ray Holland his chance to shine.
[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/689/pritchettwantingbiggerc.png/][IMG]http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/1814/pritchettwantingbiggerc.png[/IMG][/URL][/QUOTE]

how long does he have left ??

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[quote name='toonbalmy87']how long does he have left ??[/QUOTE]

2 years still, so time to re-sign him if things go well (although he still isn't interested in discussing).
To be honest, I would not be overly unhappy if he left as I have too many FCs currently.
Two days after this was when I had to choose my new captain for the season ahead and I dropped him altogether so that if I do sell him it at least would not be my active captain again (as Sam Bryant was).
I offered him to other clubs 5 times over the last week and just Champ and L1 clubs were interested, but not at the prices I quoted (started at 5m, went down to 1.2m +50% profit clause - he is valued at 475k atm).

With him being on the transfer list his Info page now stated he doesn't want to leave the club, so I have taken him off and put him on the bench for my first league game. He will start 75% of my games this year, maybe he scores for fun and gets the attention of bigger clubs......

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Without scrolling through all 1,370 posts, has anyone won the Premier League doing this yet??

Love the idea of this challenge

I have been doing Dafuge's challenge for a number of years.

This looks one hell of a challenge

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[quote name='Padders']Without scrolling through all 1,370 posts, has anyone won the Premier League doing this yet??

Love the idea of this challenge

I have been doing Dafuge's challenge for a number of years.

This looks one hell of a challenge[/QUOTE]

No one has won it yet, but I know toonbalmy87 is in the Prem.

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Ok thanks mate

yeah saw a screenshot of someone in the Prem

Great stuff

I feel a new challenge coming on

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[quote name='toonbalmy87'][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=5]Carshalton Atheltic : Survived to Fight Another Season[/SIZE][/FONT]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/O9/LT.png"]League[/URL] Awful season thats why its so small the update because no body played well i need to score more goals only good thing is my youth player who came in and thats it for this season.[/QUOTE]

Toon that link is one from 2014 in the prem

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Holy crap!
My planned training and youth facility upgrades just got completed.

Training went from fairly basic to adequeate.
Youth went from average (rented) to minimal!

So I saved myself an unknwn rental fee, but it would appear my youth facilities just took a nosedive in quality (but our now in-house).
So I run into the boardroom and request immediate upgrades again to our now inhouse youth facility and after an initial rejection they agreed to the request. So I go off to read the subsequent news item and I see this;
[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/18/expensiveyouthfacilitie.png/][IMG]http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/726/expensiveyouthfacilitie.png[/IMG][/URL]

1.3m!!!!! I sincerely hope that this is not just a 'one description' upgrade and I will jump up a LOT in youth facility quality.
This is if we even get to that point. I have 1.6m in the bank right now (Nov 2019) and losing around 100k a month, so by the time the end of the season rolls around I will be just south of having 1m in the bank I am guessing.....

No spoiler details on Ray Holland, but Geoff Pritchett is becoming surplus to requirements so he might be out the door in the transfer window.....

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[quote name='Braumiller']
No spoiler details on Ray Holland, but Geoff Pritchett is becoming surplus to requirements so he might be out the door in the transfer window.....[/QUOTE]

Okay.....
Large update required here, will perhaps put it together tonight as a mid-season update!

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[quote name='the_greyham']Toon that link is one from 2014 in the prem[/QUOTE] argh freck got mixed up with my chairman game :lol:

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[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=5]Carshalton Atheltic : Survived to Fight Another Season[/SIZE][/FONT]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/LT.png"]League[/URL]
Not a bad season i guess still in the EPL but really need to find a goalscorer i thin it may take me a couple of years to win it but i think we will

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/TS.png"]Team Stats[/URL]


[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/CT.png"]Transfers[/URL]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/CF.png"]Finances - Kerching!!![/URL]


Key Players

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/BOND.png"]Bond[/URL]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/WARD.png"]Oscar Ward[/URL]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/FORDE.png"]Forde [/URL]

League Cup 3rd round Leeds

FA Cup Brighton 3rd round

Youth Intake

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/YP01.png"]YP01[/URL]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/YP02.png"]YP02[/URL]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/YP03.png"]YP03[/URL]

YP04 Awful player Released

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/YP05.png"]YP05 [/URL]

YP06 another one didnt make the grade

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/YP07.png"]YP07 [/URL]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/YP08.png"]YP08 [/URL]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/YP09.png"]YP09 [/URL]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/YP10.png"]YP10 [/URL]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/YP11.png"]YP11 [/URL]

[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/YP12.png"]YP12 [/URL]
[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/YP12R.png"]YP12R[/URL]



[URL="http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n524/toonbalmy87/CAFC/10/U18.png"]U18[/URL]


Next years objective : Survival Again!!!

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Just got offered the Man Utd job and the Liverpoo job hmmmm no thanks

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Guys, I'm in

[url]http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd209/padders01/HitchinInformation_Facilities.png[/url]

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Bit of a problem

I can't interact with my board, so no extra coaches and improvement in facilities

[url]http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd209/padders01/HitchinBoardroom_BoardOverview.png[/url]

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[quote name='Nottingham Forest']Good luck Padders. Hitchin are a new side.[/QUOTE]

Thanks mate

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[quote name='Padders']Ah, looks like I'm in a middle of a takeover bid!!![/QUOTE]

That will be it. My board are in on-again-off-again talks and I regularly and intermittently cannot ask for now :thup:

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New Chairman, refused extra junior coaching and coaches! Lovely

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Lost first game 3-2 after leading 2-1 with 25 minutes to play and I get a midfielder sent off.

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Looks like it's going to be a LONG HARD season

[url]http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd209/padders01/HitchinvChelmsfordPostMatch.png[/url]

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[quote name='Padders']Looks like it's going to be a LONG HARD season

[url]http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd209/padders01/HitchinvChelmsfordPostMatch.png[/url][/QUOTE]

First couple of seasons can be rough, but if you survive those and blood the new youths so they are first team ready, it is very rewarding.
Then you have to sell the good ones sometimes.....
My 2nd big sale 'memorial' post will be done tonight when home.

Related question, if a new chairman comes in, does it affect your bank balance. Would not be pleased if the new or outgoing chairman lines their pockets...

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Didn't notice the bank balance to be honest as I had only just started

Finally won my first game in 8 attempts

1 win and 1 draw in first 8 games

Going to need to improve on that if I want to stay up

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I dont think your bank balance can go down with a new chairman, as that is just the clubs finances, but the balance can go up if the chairman invests (but this doesnt happen a lot)

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Well, I play a similar save now, although violating the rules on two points: I am playing with Histon, who are already in BSN and I have also allowed myself to sign players who can potentially become club-grown (i.e. younger than 18) - but I have not used any players already in the squad who can never become club-grown and will release them asap. Its fairly simple atm, sitting 5 points clear in BSN with 11 games to go.

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Padders use defensive tactics and short passing

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[quote name='toonbalmy87']Padders use defensive tactics and short passing[/QUOTE]

Thanks mate

This is really really tough

I am shipping in goals left right and centre

Took 15 games to win 2 games!

However, I am starting to turn it around

7 games left and have a real chance of staying up

Current League Table - [url]http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd209/padders01/BlueSquareBetSouthOverview_Stages-2.png[/url]

Had my Youth Candidates come through - [url]http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd209/padders01/HitchinTownYouthCandidatesSquad_Players.png[/url]

Assistant Manager thinks Luke Tyler was the best player and he has started well with 3 goals in 2 games - [url]http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd209/padders01/LukeTylerYP13-1Overview_Attributes.png[/url]

Signed all but 3 players from the Youth Candidates

Absolutely loving the challenge!!

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Not so surprisngly I didn't win another game after the above screenshot!

Relegated

Starting again

[url]http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd209/padders01/AlastairPadleyNews_Inbox-3.png[/url]

Hopefully if I don't have such a bad start then I can stay up

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A lot better start this time around with more focus on defending

Lets hope we can keep it up

[url]http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd209/padders01/BlueSquareBetSouthOverview_Stages-3.png[/url]

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well as previously said my game was deleted by an angry brother so i started again.

In FM 12 i'm with Chester again.

And sinds i can't play FM12 on my old pc i'm hollidaying at the moment on FM 11.

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Good luck on 2nd time around to both Padders and mthielen :thup:

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Thanks mate

Currently 16th half way through the season

[url]http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd209/padders01/BlueSquareBetSouthOverview_Stages-4.png[/url]

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