kris0710

Bobbing around the UK, map in hand

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Bobbing around the UK, map in hand

Leagues Loaded:

England

Wales

Scotland

N. Ireland

Manager Rep:

Sunday League Footballer

Aims:

Have fun

Manage clubs as much as possible i have yet to in FM12

Every club i am with to leave in a better league and financial position

Achievements:

2015/16 - Cambridge United - FA Trophy Winners

2016/17 - Cambridge United - Blue Square Bet North Play-Off Winners

2019/20 - Livingston - Scottish Division One Champions

2020/21 - Burnley - npower Championship Play-Off Winners

2021/22 - Burnley - English League Cup Winners

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Job Offers:

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Blue Square North bottom club. Have managed them before so decided to wait a little longer

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Ten games into Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League and 17 points from survival. Not the first job i was hoping

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Good challenge with them bottom of Blue Square Bet Premier but have managed many times in FM12

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Hate Grimsby - end of reason

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More Job Offers:

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Bottom of Blue Square Bet South, bad memories from a trip to watch Eastbourne so not a great basis for a career

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Really interested in this job with the side bottom of Blue Square Bet North until i see the next news item

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Accepted. My first job. Who are they though??

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Moyola Park

Northern Irish Second Division

Stadium:

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Mill Meadow

1400 (200 seats)

Interesting Fact:

The pitch is Synthetic (new type- soft) not grass

Bacis Training Facilities

Minimal Youth Facilities

Basic Junior Coaching

Extensive Youth Recruitment

Nickname:

The Park

Main Rivals:

Tobermore United

I am taken over on 20th February 2012 with the club currently sitting 15th out of 16 in the Northern Irish Second Division.

Here is a little overview of my squad. The aim for the final ten games in to survive and then look to build for the new season.

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Good luck with this! :thup:

Cheers mate :)

Looking forward to it

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2011/2012

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Not the worst of starts at my new club. Both the home games have come against the then top two and the last match against leaders Armagh saw us snatch an injury time winner. Positive results since the opening 3-1 defeat so survival remains the aim but just 3 points between the bottom four with two going down.

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Hurrah, finally found something you like!

Its early days!!

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Season 2011/12

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One game to go in the league and it could not be much tighter for the last relegation place. Sadly following Sports and Leisure defeat to Knockbreda they are now down but just a point between the three others.

As if magic the last day of the season pulls out two cracking fixtures

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So we travel to the bottom club and the two teams between us play each other. From my easy working out the only way we will go down is if we lose and the other two draw with each other.

Last day excitement!!!

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Season 2011/12

The end of season fixtures were less exciting as they could have been but that suits me perfect. 2-0 up within half an hour set us on the way and within two minutes of S & L scoring we increased our lead again.

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A great win at the start of the month away to second place Lurgan Celtic set us up well and losing just 2 in 10 since taking over the side in the bottom two is pleasing but now the hard work starts.

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2011/12 Winners

Barclays Premier League:

2011/12: Tottenham

FA Cup:

2011/12: West Brom (beat Bolton 4-3 pn pens after 1-1 aet)

League Cup:

2011/12: Newcastle (beat Bolton 1-0)

Clydesdale Bank Premier League:

2011/12: Celtic

Scottish Cup:

2011/12: Rangers (beat Stirling 3-0)

Scottish League Cup:

2011/12: Celtic (beat Aberdeen 2-1)

Northern Irish Premier Division:

2011/12: Linfield

Irish Cup:

2011/12: Coleraine (beat Distillery 4-1)

Irish League Cup:

2011/12: Portadown (beat Dungannon 2-1)

Welsh Premier League:

2011/12: Neath

Welsh Cup :

2011/12: Wrexham (beat Newport County 2-1 aet)

Welsh League Cup:

2011/12: Neath (beat Prestatyn 3-1)

Champions League:

2011/12: Inter (beat Real Madrid 4-0)

Europa League:

2011/12: Shakhtar (beat LOSC Lille 2-1)

European Champioships:

2012: Holland (beat Scotland 3-1) england: group stage scotland: runners-up wales: dnq n.ireland: dnq

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2012/13

Pre-Season

A busy summer at the club with 14 players being released and two others leaving to join H and W Welders and Institute. Coming into the club on amateur contracts were four players.

Brian McGinn

goalkeeper

26 years old

released from Airdrie Utd

Bradley Riley

striker

19 years old

released from Barnsley in 2011

Ben Williamson

midfielder

20 years old

released from Newcastle in 2009

Richard Simpson

striker

21 years old

released from Lincoln in 2009.

With having non-contract and amateur contracts for my semi pro side i am looking and trialling players every week so the squad i have now will be changing as and when needed.

The summer saw the board offer me a new two year deal which i rejected as i have 12 months left so will see where we are in May.

I have been offered a wage budget of £54pw of which im spending £26 and nothing to spend on transfers. The clubs current bank balance is -£92,000.

Given that budget the club has targeted promtion this season while the media think we will finish 5th.

Craig Liddle was sacked as manager of Darlington and the press asked for my interest in the job which i denied.

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Darlington is the place to be on these FMCU threads :cool:.

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Darlington is the place to be on these FMCU threads :cool:.
because of your success there that's half the reason I denied it. When I originally loaded the database it was to start a Darlo save with them starting the season with such problems but most of my saves start in BSBP. No doubt I will pass by there at some point.

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Well done on the last-day survival.

Why thankyou very much!

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2012/2013

A decent start with four points from two games quickly changed to just five points in the next nine games. Follwoing a 3-0 home defeat to league leaders Killymoon the board decided to sack me.

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So 271 days with the club we are one place better off than when i started. Not great.

In the three weeks before my sacking i had denied interest in the managers job at both Braintree and Mansfield.

My record so

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Unlucky. Looked like an incredibly tough challenge. I'm sure the next job will be easier and you'll have more success! KUTGW!

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Unlucky. Looked like an incredibly tough challenge. I'm sure the next job will be easier and you'll have more success! KUTGW!

Heres hoping! Cheers

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Tough luck, man. That final day of the season was epic! Shame about the sacking.

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The Winners

Barclays Premier League:

2011/12: Tottenham

2012/13: Manchester United

FA Cup:

2011/12: West Brom (beat Bolton 4-3 pn pens after 1-1 aet)

2012/13: Tottenham (beat Manchester United 2-0)

League Cup:

2011/12: Newcastle (beat Bolton 1-0)

2012/13: West Brom (beat Watford 2-1)

Clydesdale Bank Premier League:

2011/12: Celtic

2012/13: Celtic

Scottish Cup:

2011/12: Rangers (beat Stirling 3-0)

2012/13: Inverness CT (beat Livingston 3-0 aet)

Scottish League Cup:

2011/12: Celtic (beat Aberdeen 2-1)

2012/13: Inverness CT (beat Celtic 2-1)

Northern Irish Premier Division:

2011/12: Linfield

2012/13: Linfield

Irish Cup:

2011/12: Coleraine (beat Distillery 4-1)

2012/13: Glentoran (beat Cliftonville 2-0)

Irish League Cup:

2011/12: Portadown (beat Dungannon 2-1)

2012/13: Linfield (beat Ballymena 2-1)

Welsh Premier League:

2011/12: Neath

2012/13: TNS

Welsh Cup :

2011/12: Wrexham (beat Newport County 2-1 aet)

2012/13: Neath (beat TNS 2-1)

Welsh League Cup:

2011/12: Neath (beat Prestatyn 3-1)

2012/13: Llanelli (beat Aberystwyth 6-5 on pens after 1-1 draw)

Champions League:

2011/12: Inter (beat Real Madrid 4-0)

2012/13: Barcalona (beat Roma 3-0)

Europa League:

2011/12: Shakhtar (beat LOSC Lille 2-1)

2012/13: Chelsea (beat Manchester City 3-2 on pens after 1-1 draw)

European Champioships:

2012: Holland (beat Scotland 3-1) england: group stage scotland: runners-up wales: dnq n.ireland: dnq

Former Club:

Moyola Park - 2012/13: 13th Northern Irish Second Division

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Tough break. Braintree is a team I usually like to manage at least once every go of FM. They fill their position yet?

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Tough break. Braintree is a team I usually like to manage at least once every go of FM. They fill their position yet?

Yeah sadly they did. Had offers from a few clubs but have hung on until the end of season.

Just about to land in the Blue Square Premier. Was hoping for a job in Wales but none have come up yet and dont want to spend anymore time on holiday.

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Job Offers

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Chester sat bottom of Blue Square Bet North. Attractive offer but going to bide my time. Would rather go to Wales or Scotland.

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Havant were sat bottom of the Blue Square Bet South. By the time the job came offer came they looked too far adrift.

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A club with no cash that for two seasons in a row survive in the Blue Square Bet Premier on goal difference. Tough job for someone.

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Darlington Football Club

Well here i am in my next role. Not the job i was looking for really but im here now.

Should be a busy summer with the squad only just surviving for the last two seasons

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The current squad does have a few players that i think can do a good job for us but importantly we need to get control of the finances.

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Will two 20th placed finishes i am looking to improve on that in the coming season.

An FA Cup run could do wonders for the bank balance so will be looking to reach the 3rd Round.

The FA Trophy is something i always treasure so will want a run to QF's minimum.

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Darlington Football Club

Pre Season 2013/14

BSBP

Results:

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Transfers:

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Board Expectation: Mid-table

Media Expectation: 16th

My Expectation: 12th

Current Wage Spend: £9,030

Have added new backroom staff including Scott McGleish as assistant manager and former Darlo favourite Neil Maddison as first team coach,

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Good luck at Darlington, looks like it gonna be a long season :p

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Darlington will be lucky to still exist come the end of the season in real life. It's a tough place to go. Best of luck. :thup:

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Its going to be tough yeah. Even now i need to trim the wages some more but its tough. Looking at the last two years i have no idea how they survived. Its a challenge thats for sure.

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Darlington Football Club

August/September 2013/14

BSBP

Results:

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Table:

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An indifferent start to the season but happily being 6 point above the relegation places so far. The Lincoln win was pleasing but given the poor start they have had i expected three points. The run of defeats was not good but we have a more settled starting line up since and i can see which players need to leave.

We are lacking a goalscorer with our top scoring forward on three and midfielder Bridge-Wilkinson on four, although three were pens.

Finances are still poor, insecure with the bank balance sitting at -£778,415.

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Darlington Football Club

October to January 2013/14

BSBP

Results:

October/November December/January

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Nice gap from us to the bottom four but still disappointed with how things going. The cups did not bring in the money the club required so we have 16 games to try and finish as high as possible.

Injuries have hit hard with my two top scorers and both goalkeepers missing at least a month of action. Currently we are without our creative midfielder Bridge-Wilkinson for 2 months. 12 assists and 5 goals have been key for us.

The start to 2014 was awful with 13 conceded in 3 league games and 7 in two cup matches but we seem to have turned a slight corner with sucesessive clean sheets and a two goal debut from St. Johnstone loanee Christopher Kane.

The next few months will go a long way to decide my future as i am out of contract in the summer but i fear for the clubs future with the finances now sitting at -£979,488.

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Finances are often going to be a near-uncontrolable pain if you can't get a cup run or big bids, I'd just focus on the fact that you're surviving nicely on the pitch.

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Looking good to stay up so far. Finances are desperate though.

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Finances are often going to be a near-uncontrolable pain if you can't get a cup run or big bids, I'd just focus on the fact that you're surviving nicely on the pitch.

The finances for last year reported a loss of £683,702 but during the same period Darlington spent £503,094 on interest and loan repayments.

Looking good to stay up so far. Finances are desperate though.

Cheers buddy.

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Maybe all is not lost

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Brave man

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Whoo Hoo

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Whoo Hoo x 10

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Darlington Football Club

February to May 2013/14

BSBP

Results:

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Well a tough season is over and a finish of 18th is lower than i wanted but higher than they finished in the previous two seasons. Hopefully off field problems are over following a chairman coming in so the club can look to build the way up the table.

Of the current squad 12 players are out of contract this summer and should i be offered a new contract and stay i will be looking to keep just three of those players. With finances better now im unsure of budgets for new season so one or two others may be offered the chance to stay.

The new youth intake saw 16 players join on trial, including 4 goalkeepers and 5 centre backs, and i have offered youth contracts to seven of those.

With the BSBP season finishing at little earlier than most it gives me a couple of weeks to decide about my future.

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The middle of May brought my decision as i am offered a new 1 year deal on £725 pw.

My short stint is over at Darlington and my record reads:

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Straight away i contact 8 teams looking for a new manager and four have offered me a quick return

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First up was Aldershot. The season has ended with them being relegated to the BSBP after finishing 23rd in League Two, going down by a point.

Burton suffered a the same sadness and finished bottom of the Football League.

My third offer from the BSBP is York City. Finishing 15th in the season just past the two seasons before that saw 4th and 6th placed finishes.

My final offer is from Carmarthen. Finished the season 10th out of 12 in the Welsh Premier League.

Well any input would be nice. Where would you go? I have my first feeling of who but going to think on it for a bit.

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The Winners

Barclays Premier League:

2011/12: Tottenham

2012/13: Manchester United

2013/14: Manchester United

FA Cup:

2011/12: West Brom (beat Bolton 4-3 pn pens after 1-1 aet)

2012/13: Tottenham (beat Manchester United 2-0)

2013/14: Mnchester City (beat West Ham 3-1)

League Cup:

2011/12: Newcastle (beat Bolton 1-0)

2012/13: West Brom (beat Watford 2-1)

2013/14: West Brom (beat Everton 5-4 on pens after 2-2)

Clydesdale Bank Premier League:

2011/12: Celtic

2012/13: Celtic

2013/14: Celtic

Scottish Cup:

2011/12: Rangers (beat Stirling 3-0)

2012/13: Inverness CT (beat Livingston 3-0 aet)

2013/14: Inverness CT (beat Kilmarnock 2-1)

Scottish League Cup:

2011/12: Celtic (beat Aberdeen 2-1)

2012/13: Inverness CT (beat Celtic 2-1)

2013/14: Celtic (beat Inverness CT 3-2)

Northern Irish Premier Division:

2011/12: Linfield

2012/13: Linfield

2013/14: Linfield

Irish Cup:

2011/12: Coleraine (beat Distillery 4-1)

2012/13: Glentoran (beat Cliftonville 2-0)

2013/14: Warrenpoint (beat Glentoran 2-1)

Irish League Cup:

2011/12: Portadown (beat Dungannon 2-1)

2012/13: Linfield (beat Ballymena 2-1)

2013/14: Glentoran (beat Glenavon 2-1)

Welsh Premier League:

2011/12: Neath

2012/13: TNS

2013/14: TNS

Welsh Cup :

2011/12: Wrexham (beat Newport County 2-1 aet)

2012/13: Neath (beat TNS 2-1)

2013/14: TNS (beat Neath 5-2)

Welsh League Cup:

2011/12: Neath (beat Prestatyn 3-1)

2012/13: Llanelli (beat Aberystwyth 6-5 on pens after 1-1 draw)

2013/14: Aberystwyth (beat Llanelli 3-0)

Champions League:

2011/12: Inter (beat Real Madrid 4-0)

2012/13: Barcalona (beat Roma 3-0)

2013/14: Manchester United (beat PSG 4-2)

Europa League:

2011/12: Shakhtar (beat LOSC Lille 2-1)

2012/13: Chelsea (beat Manchester City 3-2 on pens after 1-1 draw)

2013/14: Tottenham (beat Sevilla 3-1)

World Cup:

2014: Italy (beat Brazil 2-1) england: QF scotland: dnq wales: dnq n.ireland: dnq

European Champioships:

2012: Holland (beat Scotland 3-1) england: group stage scotland: runners-up wales: dnq n.ireland: dnq

My History

Season    : Club          : Division                  : Position  : 
2011/12   : Moyola Park   : Northern Irish Second     : 13th      : Joined in Feb 12 with club 15th
2012/13   : Moyola Park   : Northern Irish Second     : 14th      : Sacked in Nov 12, club ended 13th
2013/14   : Darlington    : Blue Square Bet Premier   : 18th      : Resigned in May 14 a month before end of contract

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York is usually a decent team. You could probably get them promoted to the Football League without too much trouble. How are the finances in each club?

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York is usually a decent team. You could probably get them promoted to the Football League without too much trouble. How are the finances in each club?

Aldershot and Burton offering same wage budget but both finances 'insecure' while York wage budget is half of other two and also 'insecure'. Strangely Carmarthen are only side to offer transfer budget (£725)

York I reckon.
I'm thinking York.

Seems a popular club on here!

Go to Carmarthen :p

Maybe next time!

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Go with the team with the best squad. If you take over another team in debt with a crap squad like Darlo you have basically wasted your time leaving them for a carbon copy.

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Go with the team with the best squad. If you take over another team in debt with a crap squad like Darlo you have basically wasted your time leaving them for a carbon copy.
Squad wise the two relegated teams teams are superior than York but morale is awful as York are a happy bunch. I have accepted a role and the club I have joined has a bank balance of. -£1.3m. Oh dear.

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