DazRTaylor

A Story of a Thousand Miles Must Begin With a Single Step

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After my last save was lost, I start afresh. Fit and raring to go!

[B]Game Type[/B] - Journeyman. Unless I am unemployed, I do not intend to apply for any vacancies. If a club wants me, they must approach me through my current employers. This may change if I feel I have achieved all I can with my club.

[B]Reputation[/B] - Sunday League.

[B]Editor's Used[/B] - Real Competition Names. Huge database added. No extra leagues being used.

[B]Leagues Loaded[/B][LIST]
[*]South Africa
[*]China
[*]Belgium
[*]England
[*]France
[*]Germany
[*]Holland
[*]Italy
[*]Portugal
[*]Scotland
[*]Spain
[*]Mexico
[*]United States of America
[*]Argentina
[*]Brazil
[/LIST]
All leagues have been loaded down to their lowest level.

[B]Database Size[/B] - Huge

[B]Objectives[/B][LIST]
[*][COLOR="#00FF00"]Win the World Cup[/COLOR]
[*][COLOR="#00FF00"]Win a Primary Continental International Tournament[/COLOR]
[*][COLOR="#00FF00"]Win the European Champions League[/COLOR]
[*]Win the European Champions League with a club outside the 'Big Five' leagues
[*]Win the European Champions League in six different countries
[*]Win the Copa Libertadores
[*]Win the Copa Libertadores with a Brazilian and an Argentinian club
[*]Win the CONCACAF Champions League
[*]Win the African Champions League
[*]Win the Asian Champions League
[*]Win the World Club Cup
[*][COLOR="#00FF00"]Win the Europa League[/COLOR]
[*][COLOR="#00FF00"]Win the English Premier League[/COLOR]
[*][COLOR="#00FF00"]Win the Spanish La Liga[/COLOR]
[*][COLOR="#00FF00"]Win the German Bundesliga[/COLOR]
[*]Win the Italian Serie A
[*][COLOR="#00FF00"]Win the French Ligue 1[/COLOR]
[*]Win a European League outside the 'Big Five' leagues
[*]Win the Brazilian Serie A
[*]Win the Argentinian Apertura
[*]Win the Argentinian Clausura
[*]Win a North American Championship (Domestic League)
[*]Win the South African ABSA Premiership
[*]Win the Chinese Super League
[*][COLOR="#00FF00"]Win a Primary Domestic Cup[/COLOR]
[*][COLOR="#00FF00"]Win a Secondary Domestic Cup[/COLOR]
[*][COLOR="#00FF00"]Win the Manager of the Year award in a European League[/COLOR]
[*]Win the Manager of the Year award in a South American League
[*]Win the Manager of the Year award in a North American League
[*]Win the Manager of the Year award in South Africa
[*]Win the Manager of the Year award in China
[/LIST]
[B]Updates[/B][LIST]
[*]Start of the Season (normally just before the league kicks off)
[*]Mid Season (Early January in Europe, for example)
[*]Mini updates when something exciting happens!
[/LIST]

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]OBJECTIVES TRACKER[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CODE][U][B]Objective Date Achieved[/B][/U]
Win the World Cup 10 July 2022
Win a Primary Continental International Tournament 27 July 2019
Win the European Champions League 26 May 2018
Win the European Champions League with a club outside the 'Big Five' leagues
Win the European Champions League in six different countries
Win the Copa Libertadores
Win the Copa Libertadores with a Brazilian and an Argentinian club
Win the CONCACAF Champions League
Win the African Champions League
Win the Asian Champions League
Win the World Club Cup
Win the Europa League 15 May 2024
Win the English Premier League 16 May 2018
Win the Spanish La Liga 9 May 2020
Win the German Bundesliga 2 April 2022
Win the Italian Serie A
Win the French Ligue 1 24 April 2032
Win a European League outside the 'Big Five' leagues
Win the Brazilian Serie A
Win the Argentinian Apertura
Win the Argentinian Clausura
Win a North American Championship (Domestic League)
Win the South African ABSA Premiership
Win the Chinese Super League
Win a Primary Domestic Cup 12 May 1018
Win a Secondary Domestic Cup 28 February 2016
Win the Manager of the Year award in a European League 16 May 2016
Win the Manager of the Year award in a South American League
Win the Manager of the Year award in a North American League
Win the Manager of the Year award in South Africa
Win the Manager of the Year award in China[/CODE]

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]TEAM RECORDS - SINGLE GAME & SEQUENCE[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

This section details the records I have achieved during this save. Each section is self explanitory and the records show the progression of each. All records are during competitive games only so friendlies do not count. Where I have equalled a record, only the first time I hit that record will be recorded.

[U][B]Biggest Win[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Date Playing As Playing Against Score Competition Location[/B][/U]
8 January 2012 Perugia Neopolis Frattese 2-0 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
22 January 2012 Perugia L'Aquila 3-0 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
7 April 2012 Perugia Ebolitana 5-0 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
17 November 2013 Hartlepool United Nuneaton 6-0 F.A. Cup Liberty Way, Nuneaton
15 April 2015 Wigan Athletic Fulham 8-0 Premier League Craven Cottage, London
26 February 2033 Olympique Lyonnais Stade Rennais FC 11-0 Ligue 1 Stade des Lumieres, Decines-Charpieu[/CODE]

[U][B]Biggest Loss[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Date Playing As Playing Against Score Competition Location[/B][/U]
1 April 2012 Perugia Melfi 0-1 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
6 May 2012 Perugia Paganese 0-4 Serie C2/B Marcello Torre, Pagani
7 September 2013 Hartlepool United Chesterfield 0-5 League One B2Net Stadium, Chesterfield
[/CODE]

[U][B]Highest Scoring Game[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Date Playing As Playing Against Score Competition Location[/B][/U]
8 January 2012 Perugia Neopolis Frattese 2-0 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
15 January 2012 Perugia Vibonese 2-1 Serie C2/B Luigi Razza, Vibo Valentia
7 March 2012 Perugia Vigor Lamezia 4-3 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
26 January 2013 Hartlepool United Aldershot 5-3 League Two Victoria Park, Hartlepool
21 April 2014 Hartlepool United Rochdale 7-2 League One Victoria Park, Hartlepool
22 January 2028 Ipswich Town West Ham United 8-3 Premier League Portman Road, Ipswich[/CODE]

[U][B]Most Games Won in a Row[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Date From and To Number of Games Playing As[/B][/U]
8 January 2012 to 29 January 2012 3 Perugia
26 February 2012 to 18 March 2012 4 Perugia
22 December 2012 to 19 January 2013 6 Hartlepool United
13 January 2016 to 13 February 2016 8 Wigan Athletic
14 April 2019 to 2 September 2019 17 Valencia
5 November 2019 to 25 January 2020 18 Valencia
20 October 2021 to 6 April 2022 30 Borussia Dortmund[/CODE]

[U][B]Most Games Without Losing[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Date From and To Number of Games Playing As[/B][/U]
8 January 2012 to 1 April 2012 12 Perugia
28 July 2015 to 22 November 2015 18 Wigan Athletic
3 February 2018 to 21 April 2018 19 Arsenal
14 September 2019 to 25 January 2020 30 Valencia
1 May 2021 to 6 April 2022 46 Borussia Dortmund
28 July 2032 to [/CODE]

[U][B]Most Games Lost in a Row[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Date From and To Number of Games Playing As[/B][/U]
1 April 2012 to 7 April 2012 1 Perugia
28 December 2013 to 4 January 2014 2 Hartlepool United
22 April 2026 to 6 May 2028 3 Ipswich Town[/CODE]

[U][B]Most Games Without Winning[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Date From and To Number of Games Playing As[/B][/U]
29 January 2012 to 29 January 2012 1 Perugia
18 March 2012 to 7 April 2012 4 Perugia
15 March 2031 to 23 April 2031 6 Olympique Lyonnais[/CODE]

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]TEAM RECORDS - SEASON[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

Please note, only seasons where I was manager for a significant portion of the season are eligible. I will display both actual number and percentage so there will be two for some category.

[U][B]Most League Games Won[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Playing As Number of Wins Games Played Win Percentage[/B][/U]
2012-13 Hartlepool United 26 46 56.52%
2013-14 Hartlepool United 30 46 65.22%
2015-16 Wigan Athletic 25 38 65.79%
2016-17 Arsenal 26 38 68.42%
2019-20 Valencia 29 38 76.31%
2021-22 Borussia Dortmund 31 34 91.18%
2023-24 Barcelona 35 38 92.11%[/CODE]

[U][B]Fewest League Games Won[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Playing As Number of Wins Games Played Win Percentage[/B][/U]
2012-13 Hartlepool United 26 46 56.52%
2015-16 Wigan Athletic 25 38 65.79%
2020-21 Borussia Dortmund 23 34 67.65%[/CODE]

[U][B]Most League Games Lost[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Playing As Number of Losses Games Played Loss Percentage[/B][/U]
2012-13 Hartlepool United 12 46 26.09%
2014-15 Wigan Athletic 11 38 28.95%[/CODE]

[U][B]Fewest League Games Lost[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Playing As Number of Losses Games Played Loss Percentage[/B][/U]
2012-13 Hartlepool United 12 46 26.09%
2013-14 Hartlepool United 9 46 19.57%
2015-16 Wigan Athletic 6 38 15.79%
2017-18 Arsenal 3 38 7.89%
2021-22 Borussia Dortmund 0 34 0.00%[/CODE]

[U][B]Most League Goals Scored[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Playing As Number of Goals Games Played Goals Per Game Ratio[/B][/U]
2012-13 Hartlepool United 76 46 1.65
2013-14 Hartlepool United 83 46 1.80
2014-15 Wigan Athletic 81 38 2.13
2014-15 Wigan Athletic 86 38 2.26
2017-18 Arsenal 98 38 2.58
2019-20 Valencia 104 38 2.74
2012-22 Borussia Dortmund 131 34 3.85[/CODE]

[U][B]Fewest League Goals Scored[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Playing As Number of Goals Games Played Goals Per Game Ratio[/B][/U]
2012-13 Hartlepool United 76 46 1.65[/CODE]

[U][B]Most League Goals Conceded[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Playing As Number of Goals Games Played Goals Per Game Ratio[/B][/U]
2012-13 Hartlepool United 42 46 0.91
2014-15 Wigan Athletic 51 38 1.34
2020-21 Borussia Dortmund 46 34 1.35[/CODE]

[U][B]Fewest League Goals Conceded[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Playing As Number of Goals Games Played Goals Per Game Ratio[/B][/U]
2012-13 Hartlepool United 42 46 0.91
2013-14 Hartlepool United 40 46 0.87
2014-15 Wigan Athletic 32 38 0.84
2019-20 Valencia 16 38 0.42
2031-32 Olympique Lyonnais 12 38 0.32[/CODE]

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]PLAYER RECORDS - SINGLE MATCH[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[U][B]Most Goals Scored in a Game[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Date Player Playing For Playing Against Goals Scored Game Score Competition Location[/B][/U]
8 January 2012 Pierluigi Borghetti Perugia Neapolis Frattese 1 2-0 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
22 January 2012 Pierluigi Borghetti Perugia L'Aquila 2 3-0 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
7 March 2012 Romano Tozzi Borsoi Perugia Vigor Lamezia 3 4-3 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
21 April 2014 Matthew Mills Hartlepool United Rochdale 4 7-2 League One Victoria Park, Hartlepool
[/CODE]

[U][B]Most Assists in a Game[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Date Player Playing For Playing Against Assists Game Score Competition Location[/B][/U]
8 January 2012 Giammarco Frezza Perugia Neapolis Frattese 1 2-0 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
22 January 2012 Betu Perugia L'Aquila 3 3-0 Serie C2/B Ranato Curi, Perugia
7 March 2012 Vinicius Frasson Perugia Vigor Lamezia 4 4-3 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
18 September 2032 Emmanuel Zwane Olympique Lyonnais SC Bastia 5 5-0 Ligue 1 Stade des Lumieres, Decines-Charpieu
[/CODE]

[U][B]Highest Average Rating in a Game[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Date Player Playing For Playing Against Average Rating Game Score Competition Location[/B][/U]
8 January 2012 Betu Perugia Neapolis Frattese 8.3 2-0 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
22 January 2012 Pierluigi Borghetti Perugia L'Aquila 9.3 3-0 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
7 March 2012 Romano Tozzi Borsoi Perugia Vigor Lamezia 9.5 4-3 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
18 April 2012 Pierluigi Borghetti Perugia Campobasso 9.8 3-0 Serie C2/B Renato Curi, Perugia
21 April 2014 Matthew Mills Hartlepool United Rochdale 9.9 7-2 League One Victoria Park, Hartlepool
[/CODE]

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]PLAYER RECORDS - WHOLE SEASON (Minimum 20 Matches)[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

Please note, in my first season with Perugia, no one qualified for this section.

[U][B]Most Goals Scored[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Player Playing For Games Played Goals Scored[/B][/U]
2012-13 James Brown Hartlepool United 31(3) 16
2013-14 Luke James Hartlepool United 43(1) 32
2015-16 Serdar Donumcu Wigan Athletic 52(2) 37
2012-22 Petr Navratil Borussia Dortmund 49(1) 56[/CODE]

[U][B]Most Assists[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Player Playing For Games Played Assists[/B][/U]
2012-13 Matt Thornhill Hartlepool United 27(1) 9
2013-14 Michael Johnson Hartlepool United 30 14
2014-15 Valter Birsa Wigan Athletic 44(1) 20
2015-16 James McCarthy Wigan Athletic 54 41
2029-30 Cesar Marronkle Ipswich Town 56 48
2031-32 Emmanuel Zwane Olympique Lyonnais 51 66[/CODE]

[U][B]Highest Average Rating[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Player Playing For Games Played Average Rating[/B][/U]
2012-13 Matt Thornhill Hartlepool United 27(1) 7.37
2013-14 Matthew Mills Hartlepool United 21 7.58
2015-16 Jonathan Mensah Wigan Athletic 47 7.76
2016-17 Zacharias Barakos Arsenal 52 7.88
2020-21 Mario Gotze Borussia Dortmund 42(1) 7.96
2021-22 Mario Gotze Borussia Dortmund 32(1) 8.19
2031-32 Emmanuel Zwane Olympique Lyonnais 51 8.26[/CODE]

[U][B]Most Clean Sheets[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Player Playing For Games Played Clean Sheets[/B][/U]
2012-13 Scott Flinders Hartlepool United 48 18
2013-14 Ermin Besic Hartlepool United 54 23
2015-16 Bojan Nackov Wigan Athletic 57 33
2018-19 Wojciech Szczesny Valencia 59 34
2019-20 Mihaita Starpici Valencia 56 38[/CODE]

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]CAREER HISTORY[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[U][B]Clubs[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Team League Final Position Notes[/B][/U]
2011-12 Perugia Italian Serie C2B 3rd Appointed 24 December 2011. Promoted to Serie C1 via the playoffs. Resigned 1 July 2012
2012-13 Hartlepool United English League Two 1st Appointed 22 December 2012. Promoted as League Two champions.
2013-14 Hartlepool United English League One 1st Promoted as League One champions. I declined a new contract and left on expiry.
2014-15 Wigan Athletic English Premier League 6th Appointed 16 June 2014. Carling Cup runners up.
2015-16 Wigan Athletic English Premier League 4th Carling Cup winners. Qualified for the Champions League.
2016-17 Wigan Athletic English Premier League 6th* Resigned 8 November 2016.
2016-17 Arsenal English Premier League 2nd Appointed 8 November 2016. 14th on arrival. Champions League runners up. F. A. Cup runners up.
2017-18 Arsenal English Premier League 1st Champions League winners. Premier League winners. F. A. Cup winners. Resigned 8 June 2018.
2018-19 Valencia Spanish LIGA BBVA 3rd Appointed 10 November 2018. 12th when appointed. Champions League winners. Copa del Rey winners.
2019-20 Valencia Spanish LIGA BBVA 1st LIGA BBVA winners. Copa del Rey winners. Club World Championship winners. UEFA Super Cup winners. Super Cup winners.
2020-21 Borussia Dortmund German Bundesliga 2nd Appointed 6 November 2020.
2021-22 Borussia Dortmund German Bundesliga 1st Champions League winners. Bundesliga winners. DFB-Pokal winners. Super Cup winners. Resigned at the end of the season.
2022-23 No club
2023-24 Barcelona Spanish LIGA BBVA 1st Europa League winners. LIGA BBVA winners. Appointed mid May 2023. Resigned June 3 2024.
2024-25 AS Monaco French Ligue 1 3rd Appointed 12 March 2025. Qualified for the Champions League.
2025-26 AS Monaco French Ligue 1 2nd* Dismissed on 12 November 2025.
2026-27 Ipswich Town English Championship 4th Appointed 16 November 2026. Promoted to the Premier League via playoffs.
2027-28 Ipswich Town English Premier League 4th F. A. Cup winners. Carling Cup winners.
2028-29 Ipswich Town English Premier League 2nd F. A. Cup winners.
2029-30 Ipswich Town English Premier League 1st Premier League champions. Carling Cup winners. Community Shield winners. Resigned at the end of the season.
2030-31 Olympique Lyonnais French Ligue 1 2nd Appointed 2 November 2030. Coupe de France winners.
2031-32 Olympique Lyonnais French Ligue 1 1st French Ligue 1 winners. French Coupe de la Ligue winners. French Champions Trophy winners.
2032-33 Olympique Lyonnais French Ligue 1 French Champions Trophy winners.[/CODE]

[U][B]National Teams[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Nation Date Appointed Date Left Achievements & Notes[/B][/U]
Brazil 21 July 2018 10 July 2022 Copa America winners 2019. Confederations Cup winners 2021. World Cup winners 2022.
England 18 July 2032[/CODE]

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]HONOURS[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[U][B]Club Honours[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Team Honour[/B][/U]
2012-13 Hartlepool United English League Two
2013-14 Hartlepool United English League One
2015-16 Wigan Athletic English Carling Cup
2017-18 Arsenal European Champions League
2017-18 Arsenal English Premier League
2017-18 Arsenal English F. A. Cup
2018-19 Valencia Spanish Copa del Rey
2018-19 Valencia European Champions League
2019-20 Valencia Spanish Super Cup
2019-20 Valencia UEFA Super Cup
2019-20 Valencia Club World Championship
2019-20 Valencia Spanish Copa del Rey
2019-20 Valencia Spanish LIGA BBVA
2021-22 Borussia Dortmund German Super Cup
2021-22 Broussia Dortmund German Bundesliga
2021-22 Broussia Dortmund German DFB-Pokal
2021-22 Broussia Dortmund European Champions League
2023-24 Barcelona Spanish LIGA BBVA
2023-24 Barcelona European Europa League
2027-28 Ipswich Town English Carling Cup
2027-28 Ipswich Town English F. A. Cup
2028-29 Ipswich Town English F. A. Cup
2029-30 Ipswich Town English Community Shield
2029-30 Ipswich Town English Carling Cup
2029-30 Ipswich Town English Premier League
2030-31 Olympique Lyonnais French Coupe de France
2031-32 Olympique Lyonnais French Champions Trophy
2031-32 Olympique Lyonnais French Coupe de la Ligue
2031-32 Olympique Lyonnais French Ligue 1
2032-33 Olympique Lyonnais French Champions Trophy[/CODE]

[CODE][U][B]Year Nation Honour[/B][/U]
2019 Brazil Copa America
2021 Brazil Confederations Cup
2022 Brazil World Cup[/CODE]

I will list the honours below, in order of importance:

[CODE]1 x World Cup
1 x Copa America
1 x Confederations Cup
3 x European Champions League
1 x European Europa League
2 x English Premier League title
2 x Spanish LIGA BBVA title
1 x German Bundesliga
1 x French Ligue 1
3 x English F. A. Cup
2 x Spanish Copa del Rey
1 x German DFB-Pokal
1 x French Coupe de France
3 x English Carling Cup
1 x French Coupe de la Ligue
1 x English League One title
1 x English League Two title
1 x Club World Championship
1 x UEFA Super Cup
1 x English Community Shield
1 x Spanish Super Cup
1 x German Super Cup
2 x French Champions Trophy[/CODE]

[U][B]Manager of the Year Awards[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Country Club[/B][/U]
2016-17 England Arsenal
2017-18 England Arsenal
2019-20 Spain Valencia
2021-22 Germany Borussia Dortmund
2023-24 Spain Barcelona
2027-28 England Ipswich Town
2029-30 England Ipswich Town[/CODE]

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]CLUB WATCH[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

This section details the clubs I have managed from the time I was with them. I will continue to log their history when I leave.

[U][B]Perugia[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Champions League Europa League Final League Position Coppa Italia Serie C Cup[/B][/U]
2011-12 N/a N/a 3rd Italian Serie C2/B (P) N/a Group stage
2012-13 N/a N/a 5th Italian Serie C1/B 1st qualifying round 1st round
2013-14 N/a N/a 18th Italian Serie C1/B (R) 1st qualifying round Group stage
2014-15 N/a N/a 4th Italian Serie C2/A (P) N/a 2nd round
2015-16 N/a N/a 12th Italian Serie C1/B 2nd qualifying round 1st round
2016-17 N/a N/a 8th Italian Serie C1/B N/a 1st round
2017-18 N/a N/a 6th Italian Serie C1/B 2nd qualifying round 1st round
2018-19 N/a N/a 14th Italian Serie C1/B 2nd qualifying round 1st round
2019-20 N/a N/a 4th Italian Serie C1/B N/a 3rd round
2020-21 N/a N/a 10th Italian Serie C1/B 2nd qualifying round 2nd round
2021-22 N/a N/a 1st Italian Serie C1/B (P) N/a 3rd round
2022-23 N/a N/a 17th Italian Serie B 2nd qualifying round N/a
2023-24 N/a N/a 21st Italian Serie B (R) 1st round N/a
2024-25 N/a N/a 1st Italian Serie C1/B (P) 1st qualifying round 2nd round
2025-26 N/a N/a 1st Italian Serie B (P) 3rd qualifying round N/a
2026-27 N/a N/a 20th Italian Serie A (R) 1st round N/a
2027-28 N/a N/a 13th Italian Serie B 3rd qualifying round N/a
2028-29 N/a N/a 17th Italian Serie B 3rd qualifying round N/a
2029-30 N/a N/a 21st Italian Serie B (R) 4th qualifying round N/a
2030-31 N/a N/a 2nd Italian Serie C1/B 2nd qualifying round Semi final
2031-32 N/a N/a 8th Italian Serie C1/B 2nd qualifying round Group Stage[/CODE]

[U][B]Hartlepool United[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Champions League Europa League Final League Position F. A. Cup Carling Cup Johnstone's Paint Trophy[/B][/U]
2012-13 N/a N/a 1st English League Two (P) 1st round 1st round 2nd round
2013-14 N/a N/a 1st English League One (P) Quarter final 1st round 2nd round
2014-15 N/a N/a 15th English Championship 3rd round 2nd round N/a
2015-16 N/a N/a 15th English Championship 3rd round 1st round N/a
2016-17 N/a N/a 9th English Championship 3rd round 2nd round N/a
2017-18 N/a N/a 22nd English Championship (R) 5th round 2nd round N/a
2018-19 N/a N/a 3rd English League One (P) 5th round 3rd round 2nd round
2019-20 N/a N/a 11th English Championship 3rd round 2nd round N/a
2020-21 N/a N/a 22nd English Championship (R) 3rd round 3rd round N/a
2021-22 N/a N/a 9th English League One 4th round 2nd round 2nd round
2022-23 N/a N/a 2nd English League One (P) 3rd round 2nd round 2nd round
2023-24 N/a N/a 21st English Championship 4th round 2nd round N/a
2024-25 N/a N/a 22nd English Championship (R) 3rd round 3rd round N/a
2025-26 N/a N/a 6th English League One (P) 2nd round 2nd round 2nd round
2026-27 N/a N/a 23rd English Championship (R) 4th round 3rd round N/a
2027-28 N/a N/a 10th English League One 1st round 2nd round 2nd round
2028-29 N/a N/a 4th English League One (P) 3rd round 2nd round 1st round
2029-30 N/a N/a 22nd English Championship (R) 3rd round 2nd round N/a
2030-31 N/a N/a 10th English League One 1st round 2nd round Winners
2031-32 N/a N/a 8th English League One 4th round 2nd round 2nd round[/CODE]

[U][B]Wigan Athletic[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Champions League Europa League Final League Position F. A. Cup Carling Cup[/B][/U]
2014-15 N/a N/a 6th English Premier League 4th round Runners Up
2015-16 N/a Quarter finals 4th English Premier League 5th round Winners
2016-17 Quarter final N/a 5th English Premier League 4th round 3rd round
2017-18 N/a Winners 3rd English Premier League 5th round Semi final
2018-19 Quarter final N/a 7th English Premier League Semi final Quarter final
2019-20 N/a N/a 7th English Premier League Winners 3rd round
2020-21 N/a 2nd knockout round 5th English Premier League Quarter final 3rd round
2021-22 N/a Winners 9th English Premier League 3rd round 4th round
2022-23 N/a 1st knockout round 2nd English Premier League Quarter final 3rd round
2023-24 Group stage 2nd knockout round 7th English Premier League Quarter final 3rd round
2024-25 N/a N/a 4th English Premier League 4th round 2nd round
2025-26 Quarter final N/a 8th English Premier League 5th round 3rd round
2026-27 N/a N/a 10th English Premier League 5th round 4th round
2027-28 N/a N/a 15th English Premier League 4th round 4th round
2028-29 N/a N/a 12th English Premier League 4th round 4th round
2029-30 N/a N/a 19th English Premier League (R) 5th round 4th round
2030-31 N/a N/a 1st English Championship (P) Quarter final 2nd round
2031-32 N/a N/a 12th English Premier League 4th round Semi final[/CODE]

[U][B]Arsenal[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Champions League Europa League Final League Position F. A. Cup Carling Cup[/B][/U]
2016-17 Runners up N/a 2nd English Premier League Runners up 3rd round
2017-18 Winners N/a 1st English Premier League Winners 3rd round
2018-19 Runners up N/a 1st English Premier League Runners up Semi final
2019-20 Quarter final N/a 1st English Premier League 5th round 3rd round
2020-21 Runners up N/a 3rd English Premier League 5th round Semi final
2021-22 Runners up N/a 2nd English Premier League Quarter final 3rd round
2022-23 Winners N/a 1st English Premier League 5th round Runners up
2023-24 Winners N/a 1st English Premier League 4th round Winners
2024-25 Group stage Winners 5th English Premier League Quarter final 4th round
2025-26 N/a Semi final 1st English Premier League 3rd round Semi final
2026-27 Semi final N/a 2nd English Premier League 4th round 3rd round
2027-28 1st knockout round N/a 5th English Premier League 5th round 4th round
2028-29 N/a 2nd knockout round 6th English Premier League 5th round Semi final
2029-30 N/a Semi final 10th English Premier League Winners Quarter final
2030-31 N/a Winners 6th English Premier League 5th round 3rd round
2031-32 N/a Winners 4th English Premier League 3rd round 3rd round[/CODE]

[U][B]Valencia[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Champions League Europa League Final League Position Copa del Rey[/B][/U]
2018-19 Winners N/a 3rd Spanish LIGA BBVA Winners
2019-20 Semi final N/a 1st Spanish LIGA BBVA Winners
2020-21 Winners N/a 1st Spanish LIGA BBVA Winners
2021-22 Quarter final N/a 2nd Spanish LIGA BBVA Winners
2022-23 Runners up N/a 1st Spanish LIGA BBVA Quarter final
2023-24 1st knockout round N/a 2nd Spanish LIGA BBVA Winners
2024-25 Runners up N/a 1st Spanish LIGA BBVA Quarter final
2025-26 Winners N/a 2nd Spanish LIGA BBVA Runners up
2026-27 Runners up N/a 3rd Spanish LIGA BBVA 5th round
2027-28 Quarter final N/a 2nd Spanish LIGA BBVA 5th round
2028-29 Quarter final N/a 4th Spanish LIGA BBVA Semi final
2029-30 1st knockout round N/a 2nd Spanish LIGA BBVA 5th round
2030-31 Quarter final N/a 2nd Spanish LIGA BBVA Semi final
2031-32 Semi final N/a 1st Spanish LIGA BBVA 5th round[/CODE]

[U][B]Borussia Dortmund[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Champions League Europa League Final League Position DFB-Pokal[/B][/U]
2020-21 Semi final N/a 2nd German Bundesliga Semi final
2021-22 Winners N/a 1st German Bundesliga Winners
2022-23 Quarter final N/a 1st German Bundesliga 1st round
2023-24 1st knockout round N/a 2nd German Bundesliga 1st round
2024-25 Semi final N/a 2nd German Bundesliga 1st round
2025-26 1st knockout round N/a 1st German Bundesliga Quarter final
2026-27 Quarter final N/a 1st German Bundesliga 2nd round
2027-28 Quarter final N/a 1st German Bundesliga 2nd round
2028-29 Group stage Winners 2nd German Bundesliga Quarter final
2029-30 Semi final N/a 2nd German Bundesliga 1st round
2030-31 1st knockout round N/a 1st German Bundesliga Semi final
2031-32 1st knockout round N/a 1st German Bundesliga 1st round[/CODE]

[U][B]Barcelona[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Champions League Europa League Final League Position Copa del Rey[/B][/U]
2023-24 N/a Winners 1st Spanish LIGA BBVA Runners up
2024-25 Winners N/a 3rd Spanish LIGA BBVA Runners up
2025-26 Quarter final N/a 3rd Spanish LIGA BBVA Semi final
2026-27 Group stage Winners 4th Spanish LIGA BBVA Winners
2027-28 Winners N/a 5th Spanish LIGA BBVA 5th round
2028-29 Runners up N/a 1st Spanish LIGA BBVA Semi final
2029-30 Winners N/a 4th Spanish LIGA BBVA Semi final
2030-31 1st knockout round N/a 1st Spanish LIGA BBVA 5th round
2031-32 Winners N/a 1st Spanish LIGA BBVA Runners up[/CODE]

[U][B]AS Monaco[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Champions League Europa League Final League Position Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue[/B][/U]
2024-25 N/a N/a 3rd French Ligue 1 11th round 3rd round
2025-26 1st knockout round N/a 2nd French Ligue 1 Winners Runners up
2026-27 1st knockout round N/a 3rd French Ligue 1 10th round Quarter final
2027-28 Best placed playoff 1st knockout round 7th French Ligue 1 Winners Quarter final
2028-29 N/a 1st knockout round 4th French Ligue 1 9th round Semi final
2029-30 N/a Group stage 4th French Ligue 1 10th round Quarter final
2030-31 N/a 2nd knockout round 10th French Ligue 1 10th round Quarter final
2031-32 N/a N/a 7th French Ligue 1 Runners up Quarter final[/CODE]

[U][B]Ipswich Town[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Champions League Europa League Final League Position F. A. Cup Carling Cup[/B][/U]
2026-27 N/a N/a 4th English Championship (P) Semi final 4th round
2027-28 N/a N/a 4th English Premier League Winners Winners
2028-29 Quarter final N/a 2nd English Premier League Winners Quarter final
2029-30 Runners up N/a 1st English Premier League Semi final Winners
2030-31 1st knockout round N/a 5th English Premier League 5th round Semi final
2031-32 N/a 2nd knockout round 3rd English Premier League Quarter final 3rd round[/CODE]

[U][B]Olympique Lyonnais[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Champions League Europa League Final League Position Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue[/B][/U]
2030-31 Quarter final N/a 2nd French Ligue 1 Winners 4th round
2031-32 Winners N/a 1st French Ligue 1 Quarter final Winners[/CODE]

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All set to be well documented then.

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Ok, two exciting offers:

[CENTER][IMG]http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1443/darrentaylornewsinbox2.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

Willem II have already qualified for the playoffs in the Jupiler League and are out of the cup.

[U][B]Pros[/B][/U]
[LIST]
[*]Already qualified for end of season promotion playoffs
[*]Decent squad
[*]If promoted, they are in the top flight
[/LIST]
[U][B]Cons[/B][/U]
[LIST]
[*]Top flight too soon?
[*]No money
[/LIST]
[CENTER][IMG]http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/2980/darrentaylornewsinbox.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

Perugia are 6th in C2/B and are out of all the cups.

[U][B]Pros[/B][/U]
[LIST]
[*]Famous Italian club
[*]Chance to rise up the leagues quite quickly
[*]Substantial budget for this level
[/LIST]
[U][B]Cons[/B][/U]
[LIST]
[*]Fourth tier
[*]Easy to get 'stuck' at this level for a while with so few promotion places available
[/LIST]
So what is your advice guys? I will decide this evening after work but would appreicate your input.

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[quote name='deltablue']All set to be well documented then.[/QUOTE]

Absolutely! I thought I would go to town in this game :D

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I'd go with Perugia. As you say, Willem II could be top flight football too soon and cause you to miss out on some lower league fun. :)

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Go with Perugia & spend a couple of formative seasons in the lower leagues.

Earn yourself a job in a higher league later on.

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Perugia seems the better prospect, and challenge to reach the top flight.

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I'd say Perugia. I have managed in the Netherlands before, as FC Eindhoven, and I can tell you that the leap from Jupiler League to the Eresdivise is enormous. Most of the teams in the Eresdivise are well-established and have alotta money. As a promoted club you would be abttling relegation for a long time before maybe hitting it big. As far as I know there aren't any massive leaps like that in Italy

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[quote name='DodgeeD']I'd go with Perugia. As you say, Willem II could be top flight football too soon and cause you to miss out on some lower league fun. :)[/QUOTE]

[quote name='Razer82']Go with Perugia & spend a couple of formative seasons in the lower leagues.

Earn yourself a job in a higher league later on.[/QUOTE]

[quote name='deltablue']Perugia seems the better prospect, and challenge to reach the top flight.[/QUOTE]

[quote name='coola567']I'd say Perugia. I have managed in the Netherlands before, as FC Eindhoven, and I can tell you that the leap from Jupiler League to the Eresdivise is enormous. Most of the teams in the Eresdivise are well-established and have alotta money. As a promoted club you would be abttling relegation for a long time before maybe hitting it big. As far as I know there aren't any massive leaps like that in Italy[/QUOTE]

Thanks guys. Pretty much sums up my thoughts too :thup:

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]PERUGIA[/B][/U][/SIZE]

[IMG]http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/sites/default/files/styles/logo-thumbnail/public/0024/1727/brand.gif[/IMG]

[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Stadio_Renato_Curi.JPG[/IMG][/CENTER]

[B]Club[/B] - Perugia

[B]Nation[/B] - Italy

[B]League[/B] - Serie C2/B (4th tier)

[B]Stadium[/B] - Renato Curi

[B]Capacity[/B] - 23,625 all seater

[B]Corporate Facilities[/B] - Adequate

[B]Training Facilities[/B] - Good

[B]Youth Facilities[/B] - Adequate

[B]Junior Coaching[/B] - Adequate

[B]Youth Recruitment[/B] - Fairly Basic

[B]Media Prediction[/B] - 1st

[B]My expectation[/B] - 2nd. I feel there is too big a gap between 6th, where we are, and 1st. 11 points to be exact, with 20 league games remaining.

[B]Transfer Budget[/B] - £636,891. Like I said, massive for a fourth tier side.

[B]Wage Budget[/B] - £16,879 per week.

[B]Current Wage Bill[/B] - £18,117. As I am overspending, I will be readjusting as I detets not being within budget!

[U][B]League Table[/B][/U]

Promising. I take over with Perugia in a play off spot. Promotion must be the objective, surely?

[CENTER][IMG]http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/7854/italianseriec2boverview.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

[U][B]Squad[/B][/U]

Plenty to work with but I intend to strengthen in the upcoming January transfer window, especially in defence.

[CENTER][IMG]http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/925/perugiasquadplayers.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

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That is some level of documentation! Good luck with Perugia.

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[quote name='cerud']That is some level of documentation! Good luck with Perugia.[/QUOTE]

Thanks mate.

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Seems as though you've got some talented players in that squad.

Good luck for the games left in the season, hopefully you can at least grab a playoff place.

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[quote name='Razer82']Seems as though you've got some talented players in that squad.

Good luck for the games left in the season, hopefully you can at least grab a playoff place.[/QUOTE]

Was going well until a four match winless run. Looks like playoffs and not automatic.

[quote name='deltablue']Good choice, good luck.[/QUOTE]

Thanks :thup:

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Not many point deductions in that division are there? :D

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[quote name='JackJCFC']Not many point deductions in that division are there? :D[/QUOTE]

Haha exactly what I thought :D

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]END OF SEASON REVIEW[/B][/U]

[U][B]SEASON 2011-2012[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[U][B]League[/B][/U]

A poor run of form in April scuppered any chance of automatic promotion. Still, the playoffs it was and we duly won them to secure promotion to Serie C1.

[CENTER][IMG]http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/7854/italianseriec2boverview.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

[U][B]Coppa Italia[/B][/U]

Did not enter.

[U][B]Serie C Cup[/B][/U]

Already eliminated before I arrived.

[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]PLAYERS[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[U][B]Player of the Season[/B][/U]

This centre half was immense for me. With the system I play, he comes up for all corners and rewarded me with a dozen goals.

[CENTER][IMG]http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4277/pierluigiborghettioverv.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

[U][B]Special Mention[/B][/U]

An absolute beast from the attacking midfield position. 16 assists! Great stuff.

[CENTER][IMG]http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/463/betuoverviewprofile.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

[U][B]The Future[/B][/U]

After playing half a season with Perugia, I have remembered why I don't enjoy the lower leagues in Italy. I just find it so tiresome! Not sure if I will stay here or join another club.

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[quote name='nie jem frytek']I love posts from #2 to #9 :D :applause:

The rest is also good of course. :p[/QUOTE]

Thank you :)

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My lack of desire for Italian lower league football has led me to resign from Perugia.

A new challenge awaits, albeit without a club to go to! Yet.

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Good start, good luck at wherever next.

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[quote name='deltablue']Good start, good luck at wherever next.[/QUOTE]

Thanks mate :)

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]HARTLEPOOL UNITED[/B][/U][/SIZE]

[IMG]http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/resources/images/1166971/?type=display[/IMG]

[IMG]http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4012/4682025252_21682a4d57.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

Having been to Victoria Park in real life to see my beloved Yeovil Town draw 1-1 (after an eight hour drive through blizzards & fog), I am quite excited about this move.

[B]Club[/B] - Hartlepool United

[B]Nation[/B] - England

[B]League[/B] - League Two (4th tier)

[B]Stadium[/B] - Victoria Park

[B]Capacity[/B] - 7,856 (4,249 seated)

[B]Corporate Facilities[/B] - Average

[B]Training Facilities[/B] - Average

[B]Youth Facilities[/B] - Basic

[B]Junior Coaching[/B] - Adequate

[B]Youth Recruitment[/B] - Fairly Basic

[B]Media Prediction[/B] - 5th

[B]My expectation[/B] - 7th. Currently 12th, I just want a play off spot to enable to lable the season a success.

[B]Transfer Budget[/B] - £23,144

[B]Wage Budget[/B] - £23,067 per week.

[B]Current Wage Bill[/B] - £26,841. Quite a bit over. I feel a cull coming on!

[U][B]League Table[/B][/U]

Not a disaster by any means, but after relegation last year, the board want a quick return. Look at how tight it is at the top of the league! Go Yeovil, go!!!

[CENTER][IMG]http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/4406/npowerleague2overviewst.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

[U][B]Squad[/B][/U]

Quite a lot to work with here including some very classy youngsters. Unfortunately, quite a bit of dross too and they must go to free up the wages.

[CENTER][IMG]http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2874/hartlepoolunitedsquadpl.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

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That was a crazy amount of points deducted from teams in Italy! Congrats on getting them promoted and good luck in Hartlepool now :)

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[quote name='cerud']That was a crazy amount of points deducted from teams in Italy! Congrats on getting them promoted and good luck in Hartlepool now :)[/QUOTE]

Thank you :)

As I have only just taken over, I won't do an update this January but needless to say, I have swung the proverbial axe and got rid of over 12 players, freeing up over £8,000 from the wage bill. Also started like a train, with 4 straight wins. Luke James being the star.

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Hmmm, my squad is better than I thought. The first five league games:

[CENTER][IMG]http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6855/hartlepoolunitedfixture.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

Like I said above, young teenage striker Luke James has been a revelation...yet my predecessor used him as a substitute. No wonder he got fired.

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]MAJOR NEW SIGNING[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

I have brought in a few free transfers and loans, but I couldn't believe it when this lad agreed to sign for me, albeit with a low minimum release clause:

[CENTER][IMG]http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/5033/olivernorwoodoverviewpr.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

Bloody hell I love my scouts :D

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Great player! ANd he's young so he will definitely improve with the right guidance :)

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Good luck with Hartlepool, started very very well hope your form can continue.

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[quote name='cerud']Great player! ANd he's young so he will definitely improve with the right guidance :)[/QUOTE]

[quote name='AcidBurn']Good luck with Hartlepool, started very very well hope your form can continue.[/QUOTE]

Thanks guys :)

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]END OF SEASON REVIEW

SEASON 2012-13[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[U][B]League[/B][/U]

League champions but boy was it close. I was top going into the last match but not guaranteed promotion such was its closeness. Great to see both Yeovil promoted and Bristol Rovers relegated! :thup:

[CENTER][IMG]http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4406/npowerleague2overviewst.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

[U][B]F. A. Cup[/B][/U]

Already eliminated before I arrived.

[U][B]Carling Cup[/B][/U]

Already eliminated before I arrived.

[U][B]Johnstone's Paint Trophy[/B][/U]

Already eliminated before I arrived.

[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]PLAYERS[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[U][B]Player of the Season[/B][/U]

Matt Thornhill. A beast in the middle of the park.

[CENTER][IMG]http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3778/mattthornhilloverviewpr.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

[U][B]Special Mention[/B][/U]

Luke James. Was only getting the occasional substitute game by my predecessor, he repaid my faith with 11 goals in only 17 starts.

[CENTER][IMG]http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4162/lukejamesoverviewprofil.jpg[/IMG]

[SIZE=4][U][B]FORMER CLUB WATCH[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[U][B]Perugia[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Final League Position Champions League Europa League Coppa Italia Serie C Cup[/B][/U]
2011-12 3rd Italian Serie C2/B (P) N/a N/a N/a Group stage
2012-13 5th Italian Serie C1/B N/a N/a 1st qualifying round 1st round[/CODE]

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After losing 5-1 at home to Man City, I had Chelsea in a pre season friendly. Arguably my finest ever friendly victory!

[CENTER][IMG]http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/6786/hartlepoolvchelseainfor.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]SEASON 2013-14 PREVIEW[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

A new season in League One beckons!

[B]Media Prediction[/B] - 21st

[B]My expectation[/B] - 12th. Safe mid table obscurity will do me fine.

[B]Transfer Budget[/B] - £0

[B]Wage Budget[/B] - £31,284 per week.

[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]NEW SIGNINGS[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

Wheeling & dealing was the order of the day and the following arrived on free transfers.

[CENTER][IMG]http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/6753/dannymayoroverviewprofi.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/3728/gregtanseyoverviewprofi.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/1568/michaeljohnsonoverviewp.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

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Already got a very strong side, and great march to promotion so soon.

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Ohhhhhhhhhhh, theres only one United and they come from Hartlepool.......Hartlepool, Hartlepool :cool:.

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[quote name='deltablue']Already got a very strong side, and great march to promotion so soon.[/QUOTE]

Thanks :) To be honest, the competition is pretty poor in League One.

[quote name='SRL88']Ohhhhhhhhhhh, theres only one United and they come from Hartlepool.......Hartlepool, Hartlepool :cool:.[/QUOTE]

:D

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]MID SEASON REVIEW[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[U][B]League[/B][/U]

Excellent first half to the season. I lie sixth, yet could of been so much better as I was top for five weeks. Still, I wouldh'v taken this at the start of the season.

[CENTER][IMG]http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/5435/npowerleague1overviewst.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

[U][B]F. A. Cup[/B][/U]

An excellent run and it is still going! 6-0 away thumping of non league Nuneaton in round 1, 2-0 at home to League Two Ebbsfleet in round 2, 4-2 win at fellow League One outfit Scunthorpe in round 3 has given me a home match against League Two side Bradford in the fourth round.

[U][B]Carling Cup[/B][/U]

The less said the better. A 3-0 mauling at League One Tranmere in round 1.

[U][B]Johnstone's Paint Trophy[/B][/U]

Altho0ugh we won on penalties at Coventry after a 1-1 draw in round 1, we lost 1-0 at Rotherham next time out.

[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]PLAYERS[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[U][B]Players In[/B][/U]

Although I have done well, my squad is small and they are already kanckered so I need some major stregthening to maintain a playoff spot. The board gave me £150,000 and together with the proceeds of the sale of Oliver Norwood, I made 1 permanent signing, smashing the clubs transfer record in the process, together with a spate of loan signings:

[U][B]Permanent Signing[/B][/U]

[url=http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5238/nickpowelloverviewprofi.jpg]Nick Powell[/url] - £625,000 arrival from Crewe. Just as good as his hype.

[U][B]Loan Signings[/B][/U]

[url=http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/3281/adnanjanuzajoverviewpro.jpg]Adnan Januzaj[/url] - Attacking midfielder arriving from Manchester United.
[url=http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/6893/mattmillsoverviewprofil.jpg]Matt Mills[/url] - Centre half from Leicester - despite his hefty wages, I am not paying a penny towards them!
[url=http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/301/jameswardprowseoverview.jpg]James Ward-Prowse[/url] - Excellent young central midfielder from Southampton.
[url=http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2962/grahamirvingoverviewpro.jpg]Graham Irving[/url] - Young left back arrived to provide backup at left full back. Birmingham is his permanent home.

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Season has just finished and will update soon. My contract is up and am in two minds about renewing...

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[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]END OF SEASON REVIEW

SEASON 2013-14[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[U][B]League[/B][/U]

Well, what a season. I was worried about depth at Christmas, hence my loan signings and they were magnificent. Matthew Mills especially. 11 goals in only 21 games from the back - he was a rock too!

I am pleased to see Chesterfield go up - look at their goals for and against column. The season's 'Entertainers'!

[CENTER][IMG]http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/8458/npowerleague1overviewstf.png[/IMG][/CENTER]

[U][B]F. A. Cup[/B][/U]

A great run, just a shame it ended in a damp squib. Bradford were duly dispatched 2-0 in the fourth round, Rotherham 1-0 in the fifth round setting up a huge game - definitely winnable - against Bristol City at home in the quarter finals. Bristol City were struggling against relegation in the league above - the Championship - yet they played us off the park, winning 2-1.

[U][B]Carling Cup[/B][/U]

Already eliminated at the last update.

[U][B]Johnstone's Paint Trophy[/B][/U]

Already eliminated at the last update.

[CENTER][SIZE=4][U][B]PLAYERS[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[U][B]Player of the Season[/B][/U]

Luke James was majestic all season. Led the line, despite being only 19 years old. Such a shame he missed the last three games through injury but he came of age this year.

[CENTER][IMG]http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/4162/lukejamesoverviewprofil.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

[U][B]Special Mention[/B][/U]

Matthew Mills was unwanted by his club, Leicester City, so arrived on loan in January for the rest of the season. All wages were paid by Leicester. He was simply magnificent.

[CENTER][IMG]http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/6893/mattmillsoverviewprofil.jpg[/IMG]

[SIZE=4][U][B]FORMER CLUB WATCH[/B][/U][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[U][B]Perugia[/B][/U]

[CODE][U][B]Season Final League Position Champions League Europa League Coppa Italia Serie C Cup[/B][/U]
2011-12 3rd Italian Serie C2/B (P) N/a N/a N/a Group stage
2012-13 5th Italian Serie C1/B N/a N/a 1st qualifying round 1st round
2013-14 18th Italian Serie C1/B (R) N/a N/a 1st qualifying round Group stage[/CODE]

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Good luck in the Championship. :thup:

Or some other club if you're planning to leave. :D

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