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Πυργος Πυργιου - Greek Youth Development from the tiny island of Chios

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I am playing as Πυργος Πυργιου "Pyrgos Pyrgiou" in the Greek Amateur Division - Chios Region (Tier 5) I haven't really been able to find any information about them on the internet other than a couple of pictures of the "stadium"

Chios island is approximately crescent or kidney shaped, 50 kilometres (31 mi) long from north to south, 29 kilometres (18 mi) at its widest, and covers an area of 842 square kilometres (325 sq mi). The terrain is principally mountainous and arid, with a ridge of mountains running through the spine of the island.

The south of the island is noted for the Mastichochoria (Μαστιχοχώρια, literally: Mastic Villages), the seven villages of Mesta (Μεστά), Pyrgi (Πυργί), Olυmpi (Ολύμποι), Kalamoti (Καλαμωτń), Vessa (Βέσσα), Lithi (Λιθί) and Elata (Ελάτα), which together have controlled the production of mastic gum in the area since the Roman period. The villages, built between the 14th and 16th centuries, have a carefully designed layout with fortified gates and narrow streets to protect against the frequent raids by marauding pirates.

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Club Information

Club Name: AO Pyrgos Pyrgiou

Nation: Greece

Year Founded: 1968

Status: Semi-Professional

Reputation: Obscure

Chairman Status: Happy to stay

Legends: None

Icons: None

Favoured Personnel: None

Fierce Rivals: Elata

Other Rivals: None

Finances: Okay

Average Ticket Price: £3.00

Average Season Ticket Price: £27.00

Season Ticket Holders: 12

Estimated Value: £1,000

Media Prediction: 13th

Squad Personality: Fairly Ambitious

Club Facilities

Stadium: Isidorideio

Location: Kalamoti Chiou

Stadium Rent: £160 per year

Capacity: 100 all-seater

Stadium Condition: Poor

Under Soil Heating: No

Roof: No

Surface: Synthetic (New Type - Soft)

Pitch Condition: Poor

Corporate Facilities: None

Training Facilities: Basic

Youth Facilities: Minimal

Junior Coaching: Minimal

Youth Recruitment: Limited

Leagues loaded: Greece - Amateur Division (Tier 5)

Database Size: Large

Rules: I can't sign any players

I must rely on whoever comes through the Youth System

I CAN sign new staff members.

Meet the manager:

Thannos Levendakis

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Pre-Season Update

Boardroom Overview - Finances - Competition Expectations

Fixtures:

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We only lost our first game where we used a 4-4-2 tactic, I changed that to a 4-5-1 for the next 2 games where we drew both 3-3 and decided to take out the DM and add a sweeper for the rest of the games as a 5-4-1.

Team Report - Tactics

Key Players:

Charis Tsatiris (ST)

Dimitris Liadis (GK)

Antonis Chandris (DL/R)

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Love the youth challenges on FM. Good luck :thup:.

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These youth challenges are popular these days, good luck
Love the youth challenges on FM. Good luck :thup:.
Good luck with Pyrgos Pyrgiou :thup:

Thanks all! also B.W.G I hope you don't mind me using your layout for the updates.

October 2011

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A good first month for us, we were first after 2 games but we're pretty much matching expectations early on.

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Love seeing more youth challenges, good luck with this :)

Thanks Scarman :thup:

November 2011

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A bad month for us seeing us pick up 3 points from 12 and a heavy 4-0 loss at the end of the month..

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Top three teams though.

That may be, but December was much, much worse...

December 2011

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This is leading me to try using a different tactic because the current 5-4-1 isn't working well...

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February 2012

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The good form carried over as we managed to pick up 4 points from 9 which is better than what I've been used to.

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Good luck in the challenge.

Sorry if this is a daft question, but what is the number on the fixtures screenshot after "GAD - Chios"?

I'm guessing the first bit is the name of the league, but I can't work out what that number related to?

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Good luck my friend with your challenge.

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Good luck in the challenge.

Sorry if this is a daft question, but what is the number on the fixtures screenshot after "GAD - Chios"?

I'm guessing the first bit is the name of the league, but I can't work out what that number related to?

Thats the attendance :thup:

Good luck my friend with your challenge.

Thanks Arkas.

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I've no problem with you using the layout.Hope you can keep the decent form up and secure survival!

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That ground looks absolutely amazing. Both in snow and no snow. Good luck anyway :thup:.

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Looked the island up and must have been exceptional having snow.

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Thats the attendance :thup:

Oh - that explains it. Those 13 fans must have been delighted with the 3-1 win against Karyes :lol:

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April 2012

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Only 2 games played this month and there is only 1 game left until the end of the season, we were predicted to finish 13th so I'm quite happy to have exceeded expectations.

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May 2012

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What an end to the season! Our best result by far, it's a shame that only 32 fans got too see it.

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Good end of the season push, hopefully you can do better next year.

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Πυργος Πυργιου - Greek Amateur Division - Chios

Competitions:

GAD - Chios League Table - League Fixtures

A decent first season finishing 13 points ahead of relegation and I'll be trying to gain on that for next season. At the start of the season we couldn't bring any consistency until around February time where we started to pick up again.

Squad

We have a weak-ish squad but they do the job, a couple of players from this years intake are starting to make an impact already and hopefully they have some developing room.

Key Players:

Charis Tsatiris (ST / AM(L))

Charis was one of the youngest of the starting squad, he played all season and managed to get 8 goals, just under a quarter of goals we scored all season.

Alexandros Charalabis (AM C/ AM L)

The 2nd most valuable player at the club and he got the most assists in the team with 9, he's still got a bit of growth left with 4* CA & 5* PA.

Season        Division                        Position      Cup         Continental    Avg.Att         Notes
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2011/12    Greek Amateur Division - Chios       8th          N/A           N/A           24           Survived

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Good finish to the season,hopefully you can improve next season.

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I like how you put 'survived' in the notes :p I think going by the youth intake your squad might not be the strongest, but the youths will only improve and hopefully over the next few seasons with some good player development you can start to push for promotion.

Good luck!

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Pre-Season Update:

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A good pre-season sees us lose a couple but we're going into the new season with much better form than last season, we're 500-1 to get promoted but we have gone from 15 to 24 season ticket holders.

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October 2012

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In 4th with a game in hand, we won the first 2 games last season then we had a massive slump so I won't be too happy with the form just yet.

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November 2012

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I must say, after that first game I was a bit wary to say the least...but we managed to grind out some decent results sees us in 5th.

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December 2012

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Well...that was an experience, a 4-1 loss, a 5-0 loss and 2 3-1 wins, atleast there's always entertainment when Pyrgos play!

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Good luck i love these youth challenges, things are looking better this season for now.

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We lost the next game 3-0, then I held a team meeting...

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Hopefully this will encourage some form.

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Bit of a Greecy pole that you need to climb at this early stage.

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Bit of a Greecy pole that you need to climb at this early stage.

That was very, very bad...looks like a bit of the grease is coming off the pole as we hit form:

February 2013

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That 100 attendance home game was our first sellout!

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Do you have a ground or just a park?

It's a ground I'd say, the pictures are in the OP :thup:

I knew you could do it :D Now keep those victories coming!

Thanks TM, the Youth Candidates are coming up now, we NEED either a Goalkeeper or a decent defender to come through as our GD is awful!

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Some good prospects that have come through,good to see that you got a decent DC in the youth candidates.

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Agree with BWG. Some decent prospects there :thup:.

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