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Daniel Smith

The American Journeyman

A lot of English speaking nations loaded up, along with big European leagues.

The main difference is that I've downloaded an add-on that makes the lower American leagues playable, with some changes.

Division 1 - MLS

Division 2 - USL (USL and NASL combined)

Division 3 - PDL

Division 4 - Academy League

Division 5 - NPSL

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Daniel Smith

World Class
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Next Time:

We find an actual job?

 

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Learning the Alphabet

What comes after A?

Since we've started in the middle of American seasons, we get a nice pick of jobs.

Dan, being from Baltimore, wants to stay on the East Coast.

And after applying for multiple jobs, going to some interviews, and contacting some friends already in the game :brock:, we've got a job!

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Ah, Wilmington Hammerheads B, the champagne of clubs.

We'll be payed £250 p/w (changed to dollars now, $325 p/w)

The main reason I've picked them is because they are already in 1st in their PDL division by 10 points.

Also, I get to be the head coach of a B team which I've never really done before.

Here's the squad:

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And we've already made our first transfer, because for some reason the club trust us to bring in players to the B team.

But we haven't disappointed.

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So... from Watford to Wilmington Hammerheads B? I'm not complaining.

Next Time:

We actually play games!

More transfers?

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Homer

Whether he's eating donuts or writing the Iliad, he'll still score goals.

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July

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What a start! 4 wins in 4, and Matthew Barnes-Homer has 7 goals in 4 games. (Call him up to the A team?)

The league table is looking quite nice now.e1378a21c61a17a62427631b4dcbfaa4.jpg

Also, two new free transfers! 

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Forgot to say this before, but we are only allowed to buy U-23 players and we can only play 3 players that are over 23 a game.

We've also had a player loaned out, which shows we don't have full control over transfers.

Next Time:

A title 6-pointer (Can we extend the gap to 15?)

Transfer Deadline Day! (Can we get Messi?)

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Rest in Peace :(

Wilmington, NC has been mistaken for Ios, Greece

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R.I.P 2016-2016

Gone but not forgotten

 

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August

Anyway, it seems there's still football being played...

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And we're still killing it

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Just the 22 points ahead

Next Time

September, that's it.

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The Reincarnation of Homer?

Kyle Parker, Homer reborn.

September

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Kyle Parker has scored 7 in 4, including the two goals that won us the title.

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27 points, wow.

Next Time:

The rest of the season.

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Destroying the league. Hopefully more of the same next season!

I've never managed a B team either. If your players are performing brilliantly can they just be poached by your parent club?

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5 hours ago, andychar said:

Destroying the league. Hopefully more of the same next season!

I've never managed a B team either. If your players are performing brilliantly can they just be poached by your parent club?

@andychar Basically. I have a group of core players who are actually on the B team, however they can be promoted to the A team at any time. At the same time, there are players on the A team who can actually be moved to the B team completely. There are also some players available on a game to game basis. Like when you're managing a top team you might get an email saying "Players available for B team match" or something like that and you mark a few players to play in that match. I get those players automatically added to by tactics page on the day of the game. (I can't always use them though, since the there is a maximum of 3 Over-23 players in the match day squad.) Also, players don't base their playing time off the B team, hence why Homer terminated his contract, and at the end of the season I've had a few others.

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Title: TBC

Subtitle: TBC

Rest of Season

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We lost a game :(

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We won the league by 30 points and triple the next best goal differential, absolute domination.

And there are "plans" to build a new stadium.

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At least we know what city it'll be in.

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Next Time:

Staying or going?

Edited by TurtleNick

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Crossing The Pond?

Wilmington to Hemel Hempstead

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Hemel Hempstead Town Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England. Affiliated to the Hertfordshire County Football Association, they are currently members of the National League South, the sixth tier of English football, and play at Vauxhall Road.

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That's a long flight
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A substantial pay raise, an offer from a more reputable league, and not a large risk of relegation tempted me into this job. 
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Next Time:
First games in England
Transfers?
 

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Youth Intake

I only like ham from the South

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Looks like we've gotten a decent intake, although Femi might just take off someone's head (20 aggression).
Next Time:
Games and transfers

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I like a journeyman save, I like seeing the progression to eventual champions league winners. Just started following

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Must be nice not being at the mercy of the first team coach!

Quite a change of scenery I can imagine.

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10 hours ago, kidthekid said:

I like a journeyman save, I like seeing the progression to eventual champions league winners. Just started following

Thanks! Hopefully I'll get there.

5 hours ago, andychar said:

Must be nice not being at the mercy of the first team coach!

Quite a change of scenery I can imagine.

My sleep schedule still hasn't adjusted, I've been up all night looking for transfers and adjusting tactics. Luckily it's gone pretty well so far.

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The first training session was an adventure, I'm sure.

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33 minutes ago, ManUtd1 said:

The first training session was an adventure, I'm sure.

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Indeed it was.

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At least I got a nice welcome!

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(I'm a master in paint)

 

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"How many countries are in this country?"

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February and March

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After going winless in the previous 6 games before my appointment, we've gone unbeaten in 6 games since thanks to new signings and tactics.

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This puts us in to 13th, 3 places up from 16th when we joined.

Transfers

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Players In

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Next Time:

The last 6 games of the season, all in April.

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Coach of the Month!

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They gave me my own jersey!

April

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We played teams mostly below us and did very well, boosting us up all the way from 16th to a 10th place finish.

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The results were good enough to earn me the April Manager of the Month Award!

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End of Season Awards and Review

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Next Time:

Postseason?

 

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Postseason

I'll take any chance to make some money

May

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Why are we playing games? Why are we losing by 7 goals? Because we're in debt.

Since we weren't in the playoffs, there was an extra week on my calendar where it let me propose friendlies. So, since we were in a decent amount of debt (about $80k) , I decided to host the first ever London Cup!

I think Watford had to come since they're affiliated, and we invited 2 other horrible teams from the London area.

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A success, I guess?

At least we made some money (about $30k) and came 3rd, despite getting destroyed 8-1.

We then beat our rivals St. Albans in penalties while making $3.5k (I'll take what I can get).

Next Time:

Manager Review

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Daniel Smith

2016/2017 Review

It's been an eventful year, lifting my first title, the PDL East South Atlantic Division.

After that I moved across the pond to take on Hemel Hempstead, bringing them up from 16th to 10th in 13 games, and winning the April Manager of the Month award.

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You may see I'm wanted :eek:

Next Time:

Staying or going?

Transfers + Preseason

Edited by TurtleNick

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Crossing The Pond

Back to North America

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W Connection Football Club is a football club from Trinidad and Tobago, which currently plays in the TT Pro League. The club plays its home games at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.

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While it may seem like a weird move, this is a huge jump in terms of reputation. Williams Connection is one of best teams in Trinidad and Tobago, and sacked their manager after finishing 4th last season, which shows their expectations.

There are also 6 competitions in Trinidad and Tobago, which gives us plenty of chances to win trophies.

Next Time:

Preseason and plenty of transfers.

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All I Do Is Win

Just a Decent Preseason

August and September

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Wow, what a preseason. We played a lot of games and I've decided on a 4-2-3-1 with attacking full backs, defensive midfielders, and wide attacking midfielders.

Transfers

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It was hard to bring in some players due to the limited scouting range, but I feel we've done very well with most signings. Since we've made so many I'll only show players I think I'll use.

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Next Time:

First real games

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