kris0710

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I have arrived at The York Community Stadium to find the promises from the chairman were false. An offer of a wage budget of £13,750 pw was cut to just £8,000 pw within a month. Add to that the fact the club have a bank balance of -£1.3m it has not been a great start.

On the playing staff front there has been 17 players released or had contract expired. Coming into the team is 15 new guys so alot of work is needed over the summer to blend the players together.

Given the awful finanical position and huge cut in wages i was bowled over by the clubs expectations. The minimum expected is a play-off challenge!

It looks like its going to be a rollacoaster ride of a season so settle in for a bumpy ride.

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Not the best of starts admittedly but with 15 new players and a £13k pw budget slashed to £8k im not surprised. The first three or four games featured a lot tinkering to try and find the best starting eleven.

With the chairman instruting me a play-off place is the minimum i fully expect him difficult to work for. And that is how it proved. I imagine he is a guy around 50ft tall as his head seems in the clouds with his expectations and demands but he sure cut me down to size.

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After 15 days away Cambridge United offer me a quick return to managment.

The club have debts of £355,00 which is great considering my former clubs and a decent wage budget also

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First job is to get results as we currently sit 17th in the table

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Here is a quick overview of the current first team squad.

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Hope things pick up rather. Sorry for advising you into that mess.

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Hope things pick up rather. Sorry for advising you into that mess.

After a few hours sulking i decided it was all your fault so thankyou for the apology!! :thup:

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May have lost the game but not a bad debut for a 16 year old right back playing in the left back position

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Season 2014/15

Results:

November/ December January/February March/April

So.....awful season...board must be regretting hiring me

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Been in charge for 39 games and...

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For some silly reason the board have offered me a new one year deal. After a long period of talks we agree a new 2 year deal to remain at the Abbey Stadium.

Strange happenings although im looking forward what hopefully will be a promotion season next year.

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The Winners

Barclays Premier League:

2011/12: Tottenham

2012/13: Manchester United

2013/14: Manchester United

2014/15: 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: Manchester City (beat West Ham 3-1)

2014/15: Sunderland (beat Liverpool 1-0)

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)

2014/15: Manchester City (beat Newcastle 1-0)

Clydesdale Bank Premier League:

2011/12: Celtic

2012/13: Celtic

2013/14: Celtic

2014/15: 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)

2014/15: Celtic (beat St Mirren 1-0)

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)

2014/15: Celtic (beat St Johnstone 3-0)

Northern Irish Premier Division:

2011/12: Linfield

2012/13: Linfield

2013/14: Linfield

2014/15: Cliftonville

Irish Cup:

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

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

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

2014/15: Ballymena (beat Glentoran 3-1 aet)

Irish League Cup:

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

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

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

2014/15: Crusaders (beat Ballymena 2-0)

Welsh Premier League:

2011/12: Neath

2012/13: TNS

2013/14: TNS

2014/15: Neath

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)

2014/15: Wrexham (beat Bala 4-3 on pens after 1-1)

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)

2014/15: Port Talbot (beat Airbus 3-1)

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)

2014/15: PSG (beat Manchester United 4-2 on pens after 2-2)

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)

2014/15: Arsenal (beat Chelsea 2-0)

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
[size=2]2014/15:[/size] York City : Blue Square Bet Premier : 14th : Sacked in Oct 14 with club 18th
[size=2]2014/15:[/size] Cambridge : Blue Square Bet Premier : 21st : Joined October 14 with club 17th. Relegated

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Blue Square Bet North

2015/16

Results:

August and September

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Table:

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Not a bad start given the amount of new faces in the squad.

The FA Cup 2nd Quali. draws us at home to league rivals Corby Town.

In other new, Ryan Giggs has taken his first steps into football management

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Blue Square Bet North

2015/16

Results:

October and November

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Table:

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Its a tight league this one. Any of the top nine have a great chance of a title push. Our home form is what is letting us down so far. On the road we have only conceded 4 goals in the league.

The FA Cup ended with a battering at Boston while a tight win over Soham gives us a home tie with BSBP Mansfield in Round One of the FA Trophy.

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looks like you've got pretty unlucky in your career so far, hopefully the FA Trophy win is the start of success to come for you in the future!

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The Winners

Barclays Premier League:

2011/12: Tottenham

2012/13: Manchester United

2013/14: Manchester United

2014/15: Manchester United

2015/16: Liverpool

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: Manchester City (beat West Ham 3-1)

2014/15: Sunderland (beat Liverpool 1-0)

2015/16: Tottenham (beat Swansea 4-0)

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)

2014/15: Manchester City (beat Newcastle 1-0)

2015/16: Derby (beat Cardiff 1-0)

Clydesdale Bank Premier League:

2011/12: Celtic

2012/13: Celtic

2013/14: Celtic

2014/15: Celtic

2015/16: 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)

2014/15: Celtic (beat St Mirren 1-0)

2015/16: Celtic (beat Hibs 1-0)

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)

2014/15: Celtic (beat St Johnstone 3-0)

2015/16: Inverness CT (beat Hearts 3-2)

Northern Irish Premier Division:

2011/12: Linfield

2012/13: Linfield

2013/14: Linfield

2014/15: Cliftonville

2015/16: Portadown

Irish Cup:

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

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

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

2014/15: Ballymena (beat Glentoran 3-1 aet)

2015/16: Portadown (beat Distillery 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)

2014/15: Crusaders (beat Ballymena 2-0)

2015/16: Coleraine (beat Glentoran 5-4 on pens after 3-3)

Welsh Premier League:

2011/12: Neath

2012/13: TNS

2013/14: TNS

2014/15: Neath

2015/16: Neath

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)

2014/15: Wrexham (beat Bala 4-3 on pens after 1-1)

2015/16: Haverfordwest (beat Neath 5-3 on pens after 2-2)

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)

2014/15: Port Talbot (beat Airbus 3-1)

2015/16: Neath (beat TNS 1-0)

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)

2014/15: PSG (beat Manchester United 4-2 on pens after 2-2)

2015/16: Barcelona (beat Manchester United 2-0)

Europa League:

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

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

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

2014/15: Arsenal (beat Chelsea 2-0)

2015/16: Liverpool (beat Tottenham 1-0)

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

2016: Spain (beat Italy 4-1 ) Hosts:Holland england: QF scotland: group stage wales: group stage n.ireland: 2nd round

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
[size=2]2014/15:[/size] York City   : Blue Square Bet Premier : 14th     : Sacked in Oct 14 with club 18th
[size=2]2014/15:[/size] Cambridge   : Blue Square Bet Premier : 21st     : Joined October 14 with club 17th. Relegated
2015/16 : Cambridge   : Blue Square Bet North   : 8th      : FA Trophy winners

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looks like you've got pretty unlucky in your career so far, hopefully the FA Trophy win is the start of success to come for you in the future!

Heres hoping. Cheers pal.

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Going through clubs like Ron Atkinson.

You need to slightly adjust your alignment on your personal history.

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Blue Square Bet North

2016/17

Results:

Aug/Sept Oct/Nov

Table:

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Well what a start to the season. First month or so goals were hard to come by but we were not concecding either. That led to a few indifferent results but a victory over FC Halifax who were top sent us into the FA Cup trip to BSBP side Bromley with hope.

A stupid week with six injuries meant a change from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3 and a close 1-0 defeat ends our FA Cup run.

I know full well the only reason i am still in charge at the club is down to our FA Trophy win last season and following the cup defeat the media claim nothing less than a win away to Eastwood would seal my fate. A 3-0 defeat had me clearing my desk but i survived that.

The next week i dodged another bullet despite a 3-2 home defeat to Hinkley that leaves us 12th.

A trip to Colwyn Bay brought a third straight media story about my future but this time we win. And win well, 4-0. That starts a run of four straight league wins without conceding including a win at home to leaders Boston. In that time we win a replay away to Eastwood, after being 2-0 down, to make the next round of the FA Trophy.

At the end of October i was amazed to still be in charge at Abbey Stadium but by 1st December i pick up my first manager award

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Along with that a decent month for two of my players also

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Maybe, just maybe the tide has turned. Still down in 8th but just six points from the top and in great form.

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Blue Square Bet North

2016/17

Results:

December/January February/March April/May

Table:

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There we have it. So close to the sack in November we managed to secure a play-off place on the last day, recover from 2-0 down at half time in the semi-final first leg to eventually win the final 4-0 away from home.

Back to the Blue Square Bet Premier for Cambridge but what next for me.

I have rejected the first offer of a new contract and maybe now after a relegation, promotion and FA Trophy win i should let my contract expire.

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My problem is the only jobs around at the moment are:

York - been already

AFC Wimbledon - just finished bottom of League 2

Oxford - finished 21st in League 2

Doncaster - finished 14th in League 2

I doubt York would re-hire me, the two in League 2 i am unlikely to get and that leaves AFC Wimbledon, insecure finances, awful morale, best players leaving in the summer.

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Following the previous post i clicked continue on my game and there they were, two offers!

Oxford United -£175,000 for transfers and £18,000 for wages

Doncaster Rovers - £20,000 for transfers and £38,000 for wages.

Hmmmmmmm......

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Congrats on promotion. The Oxford job looks quite appealing

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The Winners

Barclays Premier League:

2011/12: Tottenham

2012/13: Manchester United

2013/14: Manchester United

2014/15: Manchester United

2015/16: Liverpool

2016/17: 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: Manchester City (beat West Ham 3-1)

2014/15: Sunderland (beat Liverpool 1-0)

2015/16: Tottenham (beat Swansea 4-0)

2016/17: Wigan (beat Exeter 3-0)

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)

2014/15: Manchester City (beat Newcastle 1-0)

2015/16: Derby (beat Cardiff 1-0)

2016/17: Manchester United (beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0)

Clydesdale Bank Premier League:

2011/12: Celtic

2012/13: Celtic

2013/14: Celtic

2014/15: Celtic

2015/16: Celtic

2016/17: 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)

2014/15: Celtic (beat St Mirren 1-0)

2015/16: Celtic (beat Hibs 1-0)

2016/17: Celtic (beat Hibs 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)

2014/15: Celtic (beat St Johnstone 3-0)

2015/16: Inverness CT (beat Hearts 3-2)

2016/17: Hibs (beat Celtic 2-1)

Northern Irish Premier Division:

2011/12: Linfield

2012/13: Linfield

2013/14: Linfield

2014/15: Cliftonville

2015/16: Portadown

2016/17: Cliftonville

Irish Cup:

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

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

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

2014/15: Ballymena (beat Glentoran 3-1 aet)

2015/16: Portadown (beat Distillery 2-1)

2016/17: Linfield (beat Cliftonville 2-0)

Irish League Cup:

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

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

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

2014/15: Crusaders (beat Ballymena 2-0)

2015/16: Coleraine (beat Glentoran 5-4 on pens after 3-3)

2016/17: Crusaders (beat Institude 1-0)

Welsh Premier League:

2011/12: Neath

2012/13: TNS

2013/14: TNS

2014/15: Neath

2015/16: Neath

2016/17: Neath

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)

2014/15: Wrexham (beat Bala 4-3 on pens after 1-1)

2015/16: Haverfordwest (beat Neath 5-3 on pens after 2-2)

2016/17: Neath (beat Newport County 1-0)

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)

2014/15: Port Talbot (beat Airbus 3-1)

2015/16: Neath (beat TNS 1-0)

2016/17: Neath (beat TNS 5-3 on pens after 0-0)

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)

2014/15: PSG (beat Manchester United 4-2 on pens after 2-2)

2015/16: Barcelona (beat Manchester United 2-0)

2016/17: AC Milan (beat Liverpool 3-0 on pens after 1-1)

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)

2014/15: Arsenal (beat Chelsea 2-0)

2015/16: Liverpool (beat Tottenham 1-0)

2016/17: Arsenal (beat Sporting Lisborn 4-1 on pens after 1-1)

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

2016: Spain (beat Italy 4-1 ) Hosts:Holland england: QF scotland: group stage wales: group stage n.ireland: 2nd round

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
2014/15 : York City        : Blue Square Bet Premier : 14th     : Sacked in Oct 14 with club 18th
2014/15 : Cambridge United : Blue Square Bet Premier : 21st     : Joined October 14 with club 17th. Relegated
2015/16 : Cambridge United : Blue Square Bet North   : 8th      : FA Trophy winner
2016.17 : Cambridge United : Blue Square Bet North   : 5th      : Play-off Winners, Promoted to BSBP

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Following two offers from League Two sides i have opted to join Doncaster Rovers. A club with a difficult few years and a bank balance that reads -£1.8m the next 12 months are going to be tough.

All but 6 of the first team squad are out of contract in four weeks so i have to quickly decide who i want to stay and set about building a squad for the new season.

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You seem to like financial challenges.

Certainly do. Used to it really.

Makes it a challenge also, chopping and changing all the time. When i eventually move on to clubs with money i don't know what to do with it.

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You really like trying to take the hard way do you... :D

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Season 2017/2018

npower League Two

It has been a busy time at the Keepmoat Stadium with almost a brand new squad of players to choose from.

Coming in has been 14 freebies and one loanee while £400k has been raised through the sale of seven players.

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Importantly the club now is spending only £18k pw on wages compared to £38k+ when i joined. The reason behind such a drastic cut comes from the chairman informing me that his expectations for the season are to avoid relegation. Armed with this information im looking to use this season to build a squad and then have a real go for promotion next year.

I am happy with the squad i have, would not change one single player at the moment. I did miss out on three targets but refused to pay the wage demands.

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Coming from Cambridge is my assistant manager Matt Oakley and u-18 manager Mark Bonner.

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Season 2017/2018

npower League Two

Results:

First ten games[/url]

Oh dear oh dear. The worst of worst starts at my new club. Job on the line already. Just 3 points from 9 games and a crushing defeat to Middlesborough in the League Cup.

Next seven games

This is more like it, 13 points from 15 and a JPT win over Grimsby.

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Following a good October two rewards came our way

Manager of the Month

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Looks a good bunch.

Hopefully once they used to playing together we can move this club along.

Finances a little better with the cashing in on transfer clauses so just £1m in the red.

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Season 2017/2018

League Two

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A really good season overall, having two older forwards helping the two younger ones meant goals were not really a problem and the back four were solid without being amazing.

We came into form at the right time, losing one of our final 12 games.

Brentford were seen off in the play-off semi final

The Final

Doncaster Rovers v Fleetwood Town

I had decided before the game i would not re-new my Donny contract so im looking for a new club knowing i did a good job here.

*Blackburn Rovers just survived relegation by ONE point or they would be playing in League 2 next year! What a fall from the top league.

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The Winners

Barclays Premier League:

2011/12: Tottenham

2012/13: Manchester United

2013/14: Manchester United

2014/15: Manchester United

2015/16: Liverpool

2016/17: Manchester United

2017/18: Tottenham

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: Manchester City (beat West Ham 3-1)

2014/15: Sunderland (beat Liverpool 1-0)

2015/16: Tottenham (beat Swansea 4-0)

2016/17: Wigan (beat Exeter 3-0)

2017/18: Chelsea (beat Arsenal 5-0)

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)

2014/15: Manchester City (beat Newcastle 1-0)

2015/16: Derby (beat Cardiff 1-0)

2016/17: Manchester United (beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0)

2017/18: Everton (beat Sunderland 2-0)

Clydesdale Bank Premier League:

2011/12: Celtic

2012/13: Celtic

2013/14: Celtic

2014/15: Celtic

2015/16: Celtic

2016/17: Celtic

2017/18: 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)

2014/15: Celtic (beat St Mirren 1-0)

2015/16: Celtic (beat Hibs 1-0)

2016/17: Celtic (beat Hibs 2-1)

2017/18: Aberdeen (beat Celtic 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)

2014/15: Celtic (beat St Johnstone 3-0)

2015/16: Inverness CT (beat Hearts 3-2)

2016/17: Hibs (beat Celtic 2-1)

2017/18: Dundee United (beat Celtic 2-1)

Northern Irish Premier Division:

2011/12: Linfield

2012/13: Linfield

2013/14: Linfield

2014/15: Cliftonville

2015/16: Portadown

2016/17: Cliftonville

2017/18: Linfield

Irish Cup:

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

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

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

2014/15: Ballymena (beat Glentoran 3-1 aet)

2015/16: Portadown (beat Distillery 2-1)

2016/17: Linfield (beat Cliftonville 2-0)

2017/18: Distillery (beat Linfield 1-0)

Irish League Cup:

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

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

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

2014/15: Crusaders (beat Ballymena 2-0)

2015/16: Coleraine (beat Glentoran 5-4 on pens after 3-3)

2016/17: Crusaders (beat Institude 1-0)

2017/18: Ballinamallard United (beat Crusaders 5-4 on pens after 1-1)

Welsh Premier League:

2011/12: Neath

2012/13: TNS

2013/14: TNS

2014/15: Neath

2015/16: Neath

2016/17: Neath

2017/18: Aberystwyth

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)

2014/15: Wrexham (beat Bala 4-3 on pens after 1-1)

2015/16: Haverfordwest (beat Neath 5-3 on pens after 2-2)

2016/17: Neath (beat Newport County 1-0)

2017/18: Wrexham (beat Newtown 2-0)

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)

2014/15: Port Talbot (beat Airbus 3-1)

2015/16: Neath (beat TNS 1-0)

2016/17: Neath (beat TNS 5-3 on pens after 0-0)

2017/18: Haverfordwest (beat Bangor City 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)

2014/15: PSG (beat Manchester United 4-2 on pens after 2-2)

2015/16: Barcelona (beat Manchester United 2-0)

2016/17: AC Milan (beat Liverpool 3-0 on pens after 1-1)

2017/18: Barcelona (beat Manchester United 1-0)

Europa League:

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

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

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

2014/15: Arsenal (beat Chelsea 2-0)

2015/16: Liverpool (beat Tottenham 1-0)

2016/17: Arsenal (beat Sporting Lisborn 4-1 on pens after 1-1)

2017/18: Stuttgart (beat Spartak Moscow 2-0)

World Cup:

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

2018: England (beat France 1-0 aet) hosts: Russia england: winners scotland: group stage wales: dnq n.ireland: dnq

European Champioships:

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

2016: Spain (beat Italy 4-1 ) Hosts:Holland england: QF scotland: group stage wales: group stage n.ireland: 2nd round

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
2014/15 : York City        : Blue Square Bet Premier : 14th     : Sacked in Oct 14 with club 18th
2014/15 : Cambridge United : Blue Square Bet Premier : 21st     : Joined October 14 with club 17th. Relegated
2015/16 : Cambridge United : Blue Square Bet North   : 8th      : FA Trophy winner
2016/17 : Cambridge United : Blue Square Bet North   : 5th      : Play-off Winners, Promoted to BSBP
2017/18 : Doncaster Rovers : npower League Two       : 6th      : Play-off runners-up. Resigned a month before contract expired

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Having been out of a job since May im starting to want any job. I want to go to Scotland but so far no jobs other than in the SPL.

I have rejected the chance to go back to BSBP with Mansfield and Ebbsfleet

Also rejected League Two Southend and Torquay until...

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Currently struggling but moving into january gives me chance to bring so players in

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The banl balance sits not too bad, -£74,000 but £1,200 over wage budget.

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2018/2019

Scottish First Divison

Results:

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Certainly not a bad start to life in Scotland. The three wins all against sides around us. 5th will be the best we can hope for as there is currently a massive 16 point gap between 4th and 5th place.

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Looking like its going to be a tight few months as the season comes to an end.

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Good luck in Scotland, you've had a good start, gonna be hard to get promoted!

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Good effort at Donny mate. Looking like a good start in Scotland too.

Cheers mate, was tempted to stay but want to give Scotland a go and at a half decent club

Looking far safer now.

Certainly am although very tight in the bottom 4 or 5

good startt...

Thank you very much

Good luck in Scotland, you've had a good start, gonna be hard to get promoted!

Looking to get the scouts out to find some gems and hopefully have a bit of a title challenge next season. Some decent teams in this league though.

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Results:

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Table:

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Well February was not a great month but in fairness to us the games were against the top 3.

March should be better with the games all against sides around us.

Nothing happening on the transfer front so far, but plenty of players scouted. The finances sit at -£200,000 which is amazing compared to what im used too!!

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The Winners

Barclays Premier League:

2011/12: Tottenham

2012/13: Manchester United

2013/14: Manchester United

2014/15: Manchester United

2015/16: Liverpool

2016/17: Manchester United

2017/18: Tottenham

2018/19: 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: Manchester City (beat West Ham 3-1)

2014/15: Sunderland (beat Liverpool 1-0)

2015/16: Tottenham (beat Swansea 4-0)

2016/17: Wigan (beat Exeter 3-0)

2017/18: Chelsea (beat Arsenal 5-0)

2018/19: Chelsea (beat Everton 4-3 on pens after 1-1)

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)

2014/15: Manchester City (beat Newcastle 1-0)

2015/16: Derby (beat Cardiff 1-0)

2016/17: Manchester United (beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0)

2017/18: Everton (beat Sunderland 2-0)

2018/19: Wigan (beat Tottenham 1-0)

Clydesdale Bank Premier League:

2011/12: Celtic

2012/13: Celtic

2013/14: Celtic

2014/15: Celtic

2015/16: Celtic

2016/17: Celtic

2017/18: Celtic

2018/19: 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)

2014/15: Celtic (beat St Mirren 1-0)

2015/16: Celtic (beat Hibs 1-0)

2016/17: Celtic (beat Hibs 2-1)

2017/18: Aberdeen (beat Celtic 2-1)

2018/19: Celtic (beat Hibs 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)

2014/15: Celtic (beat St Johnstone 3-0)

2015/16: Inverness CT (beat Hearts 3-2)

2016/17: Hibs (beat Celtic 2-1)

2017/18: Dundee United (beat Celtic 2-1)

2018/19: Celtic (beat Inverness CT 4-0)

Northern Irish Premier Division:

2011/12: Linfield

2012/13: Linfield

2013/14: Linfield

2014/15: Cliftonville

2015/16: Portadown

2016/17: Cliftonville

2017/18: Linfield

2018/19: Glentoran

Irish Cup:

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

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

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

2014/15: Ballymena (beat Glentoran 3-1 aet)

2015/16: Portadown (beat Distillery 2-1)

2016/17: Linfield (beat Cliftonville 2-0)

2017/18: Distillery (beat Linfield 1-0)

2018/19: Crusaders (beat Cliftonville 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)

2014/15: Crusaders (beat Ballymena 2-0)

2015/16: Coleraine (beat Glentoran 5-4 on pens after 3-3)

2016/17: Crusaders (beat Institude 1-0)

2017/18: Ballinamallard United (beat Crusaders 5-4 on pens after 1-1)

2018/19: Glenavon (beat Ballymena 2-0)

Welsh Premier League:

2011/12: Neath

2012/13: TNS

2013/14: TNS

2014/15: Neath

2015/16: Neath

2016/17: Neath

2017/18: Aberystwyth

2018/19: Neath

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)

2014/15: Wrexham (beat Bala 4-3 on pens after 1-1)

2015/16: Haverfordwest (beat Neath 5-3 on pens after 2-2)

2016/17: Neath (beat Newport County 1-0)

2017/18: Wrexham (beat Newtown 2-0)

2018/19: Pontardawe (beat Wrexham 3-2 aet)

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)

2014/15: Port Talbot (beat Airbus 3-1)

2015/16: Neath (beat TNS 1-0)

2016/17: Neath (beat TNS 5-3 on pens after 0-0)

2017/18: Haverfordwest (beat Bangor City 3-0)

2018/19: TNS (beat Llanelli 3-1)

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)

2014/15: PSG (beat Manchester United 4-2 on pens after 2-2)

2015/16: Barcelona (beat Manchester United 2-0)

2016/17: AC Milan (beat Liverpool 3-0 on pens after 1-1)

2017/18: Barcelona (beat Manchester United 1-0)

2018/19: Barcelona (beat Real Madrid 3-1)

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)

2014/15: Arsenal (beat Chelsea 2-0)

2015/16: Liverpool (beat Tottenham 1-0)

2016/17: Arsenal (beat Sporting Lisborn 4-1 on pens after 1-1)

2017/18: Stuttgart (beat Spartak Moscow 2-0)

2018/19: Lyon (beat Juventus 4-1)

World Cup:

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

2018: England (beat France 1-0 aet) hosts: Russia england: winners scotland: group stage wales: dnq n.ireland: dnq

European Champioships:

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

2016: Spain (beat Italy 4-1 ) Hosts:Holland england: QF scotland: group stage wales: group stage n.ireland: 2nd round

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
2014/15 : York City        : Blue Square Bet Premier : 14th     : Sacked in Oct 14 with club 18th
2014/15 : Cambridge United : Blue Square Bet Premier : 21st     : Joined October 14 with club 17th. Relegated
2015/16 : Cambridge United : Blue Square Bet North   : 8th      : FA Trophy winner
2016/17 : Cambridge United : Blue Square Bet North   : 5th      : Play-off Winners, Promoted to BSBP
2017/18 : Doncaster Rovers : npower League Two       : 6th      : Play-off runners-up. Resigned a month before contract expired
2018/19 : Livingston       : Scottish First Division : 6th      : Took over in Dec 18 with club 9th

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What made you decide to leave Doncaster?

Mainly was most of the squad were coming to end of contract and given the budget we had could not offer decent enough wages so thought time was right to try Scotland but also leave on a high of reaching play-offs.

Had the squad been more stable would have stayed one more year.

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End of season

results:

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table:

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Overall a nice finish to the year, only placed one place lower than we could have when i joined so its been a success in my eyes. Already looking forward to the new season to see what that can bring. Promotion? Maybe.

The club offered me a new two year deal at the end of May but i have rejected that for now. Not looking to leave but like to keep my options open next summer.

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Scottish First Division

2019/20- July/August

League Results:

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League Table:

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Certainly a nice start to the season. Only slip up against the side relegated from the SPL.

Cup Results:

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100% start in the cups also. Round 3 of the Challenge Cup brings a trip to non league Deveronvale while SPL side Kilmarnock come to us in the League Cup 3rd Round.

Thinking a Challenge Cup victory could be on the cards, a decent QF and at least one of the semi finalists will be lower than the First Division.

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Scottish First Division

2019/20 - September

League Results:

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League Table:

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A good month all round ended with us coming from behind twice to grab a point. The league is really starting to take shape now with the bottom three looking like they are adrift already.

Cup Results:

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Two more good results in each competition this moth give us a Challenge Cup semi final date with Scottish Second Division Ayr while our reward for a penalities win over SPL Kilmarnock is a trip to fellow SPL side Morton.

After an unbeaten run i collected the manager of the month award, hopefully the curse won't strike against Ross County.

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Motherwell have certainly fallen on hard times, haven't they?

Well done on your start with Livingston.

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Motherwell have certainly fallen on hard times, haven't they?

Well done on your start with Livingston.

Cheers!

Back to Motherwell, following your comment i had a look at when they fell into SD1 and i was surprised -

Motherwell League History

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