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Finding it rough in the VNL. Started out pretty well, but our form has really dipped.

My squad is apparently pretty contradictory.

I held a team meeting, where I told them, that our form has declined, and that they should try to pick it up. They answered something like "we have been performing pretty well. What more do you want from us" and their morale dropped

Fast forward a couple of weeks and decent results later.

Another team meeting. I tell them, that they have been doing fine. They answered, that thay problably couldn't play any poorer.

I hate my team... :D

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Billericay End of Season 1 Update

Managed to win the National League South -

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We went 31 games unbeaten from the start of the season, before a drop in form where I didn't win in the league for 5 games ruined my chance at an 'invincibles' season, but met board expectations. In the cups we lost away to Coventry City in first round of the FA Cup, was actually a pretty even game with me matching them for chances but we didn't take any of ours whilst an on-loan Reading striker bagged a hat trick.

Also lost in the FA Trophy final 1-0, despite creating 6 clear cut chances and 6 half chances to an opposition that just had 2 shots on target the whole game. 

Here were my transfers -

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Star signing was this guy who was released from Man Utd -

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And best player, who won league player of the year was Sam Deering, playing as an inverted winger on the left he was sensational -

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Finances have been a worry all year because we had a 32k a week wage budget so leaked money right left and centre, but the board just injected £1.8 million over the season. Sadly though this has meant we haven't had any cash to improve facilities or get my second coaching badge.

Seems like this will continue for the next year as well as we now have a 43k a week wage budget for the National League, with the expectation of reaching the minimum of the play offs. 

So far my Season 2 signings look like this -

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With this guy probably being the pick of the bunch -

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He is rated as a leading league 2 player. I am also re-training him to play as an AMC. 

We also released a fair whack of players -

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Pennant was useless, he sat in the U23s for most of the season after he'd played terribly early on and then just moaned most of the time. We probably had £10k a week in wages just sat in the reserves for most of the season which is a higher wage budget than some clubs in the league have full stop.

Luckily I managed to get O'Hara to sign a new contract that was only £950 a week, down from his £3k a week wages he started on, so I am actually a good £10 a week under the wage budget at the moment and still have a few players I want to of so might be able to cut it down more. 

 

Tactics wise we are playing a fluid 4-4-1-1, with a higher line, pressing and playing out of the back. I was quite surprised to see it work so well in the lower leagues but we have (compared to the league) some good players for the system with good work rates, passing etc. We also have two decent centre-backs picked up from big club academies who have good pace.  I might look at moving to very fluid this season if we start well. 

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I made a rather appalling attempt at this challenge a few FMs back, but after a couple of successful saves in non-league football, I thought I'd give it another go. So here's Nobby Charlton (born on the day England won the World Cup!) who is the new manager of Chesham...

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Burgess Hill Town
Season Update 2024/25
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Championship
FInal Position 6th

Squad - Table - Transfers - Injuries - Finances - Profile - Dynamics - Board - Conf. Review - Season Review - Financial

A season comes to an end which was a funny season indeed. We struggled hugely in the first third of the season, being midtable at best. Second third we manged to get to 4th, a position we pretty much held until 5 games remained. At this point, we were really close to get that 2nd position with automatic promotion to the promised land. Last 5 games were 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses seeing us finish in 6th place. In general stayed with same tactics, but tried to tweak them around.

Playoffs: We played Cardiff at home in the first leg and were comfortably ahead 3-0, until 78 min and again in 93rd minute ending the game 3-2. Away and in somewhat good spirit we lost 4-3 but managed to progress on penalties. In the final we were to play Crystal Palace. Despite complete domination game ended 2-2 and we lost 4-2 in overtime, making us miss out on all the sweet millions the magic Premier League would have given us.

Cups: We did well in the Carabao, all the way to quarter finals, where Man United beat us at home 1-0 and went on to win the cup. FA was a seemingly same outcome. In the 6th round we played Arsenal at home and lost 2-1, then Arsenal went on to win the competition.

Despite having board agree to upgrade facilities, this minor improvement seems to take 18 months. We will be looking forward to better facilities and the new stadium coming at the end of next season as well. We did get a couple of other upgrades happen. Data Analyst were upgraded twice, junior coaching and youth recruitment are to be upgraded. This years youth intake was decent, with Jack Branson being the top pick, and will look forward to hopefully seeing an improvement there next year. Scouting range where improved to continent, the few players i did try to get in, couldn't get permit however. Scouting knowledge is looking good.

Burnley decided to pay way too much for Sean Quigley with a record sale of 5.25kk. He enjoyed 9 appearances for the this season.

FM has blessed us with a new (atleast for me) feature yet again - with informing on players that they apparently also can get injured by being at home!

Noteworthy players of the season:

Alan Hayes GK - Bought for 6k from Cliftonville (and was recommended last season by a player) seems to become an interesting player for us.
Rasmus Mouritsen DC - Our finest product of all seasons youth intake is really starting to become the beast i had hoped for. Passing and tackling % of 82 in 34 appearances, and a great av. rating of 7.22 for a DC. Also got a great contract renewal.
Ian Manning DM - One of my favourite players, but think he is getting close to loosing his first choice option. Could use an improvement in midfield in general.
Riyad Mahrez IF - Performed well, but had hoped on greater impact. Looks good for another season.
Ricky Romain IF - Was sold in season 21/22 by board for 325K to Brentford. Released 2 years later without an appearance and naturally had to get him back in to see, if we can make a player of him.
Jason Beazeley IF/SC - was our overall best attacker and performed as expected.

Next seasons main aim besides the league, will be to try and thin the squad some and find midfield first team players.

Season              League              Position             FA Cup               Carabao Cup   EURO                 Checkatrade   FAT
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2024/25             Ch. Ship            6th                  6th round            Q.Final       NA                   NA            NA
2023/24             League One          1st                  3rd round            3rd round     NA                   Winner        NA
2022/23             League One          12th                 Semi Final           1st round     NA                   Semi Final    NA
2021/22             League Two          1st                  3rd round            2nd round     NA                   3rd round     NA
2020/21             Van. Nat.           1st                  4th round            NA            NA                   NA            Final
2019/20             Van. South          1st                  3rd round            NA            NA                   NA            2nd
2018/19             Van. South          2nd                  2nd round            NA            NA                   NA            Winner

 

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Well, I'm in the Premier League.  Writeup to come later.

Nottingham Forest got relegated and they fired Ronaldo after less than 5 months on the job.  Lallana also got sacked by Luton who finished 24th in League 1 after 4 straight seasons in the top 8.

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Witton Albion 2019/2020

We reached playoffs but we were knocked out on the first round.

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Decent position, we are getting close then. Hope next season we can get to play offs too or win it.

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2019/20             Van. North          7th                  
2018/19             Van. North          15th                  

 

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Our only midseason additon was another forward as injuries continued to mount among them. Ryan Pennery was brought on loan from Barnet and I wasn't expecting any great shakes- just another forward as I had to resort to playing a single forward setup in a couple of matches.
 
We played well for a good stretch to start the second half and then our defense completely collapsed from the beginning of March on as we yielded 25 goals in 10 matches and managed only 1 win and 1 draw against 8 losses to close out the season. Fortunately, we had accumulated enough points to pretty much ensure our survival against relegation and wound up in 16th place. Part of the problem was injuries to Deren Ibraham, but it was more due to extremely poor play from our centerbacks- especially Emmanual Omrore, who had been a rock for us up until this stretch.
 
Our offense continued to suffer as we finally got Jubril Adedji and Deccarey Sherriff back from injury, but lost Owen McCann- who really was our best player overall for the season- and then Zhenyu He to lengthy injuries. Our midfield play was very spotty and was also poor to finish out the season as we could pass the ball effectively. All in all I am happy we stayed up, but our poor finish showed we have some major adjustments to make during the summer. We do have a very young squad, so I am hopeful some of our issues were related to them needing to grow.

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2024/24 Hereford FC

Championship

A quick mid -season review.

This season it's become painfully obvious that a reasonable number of my players are not good enough for this level - we've been far too inconsistent but are sitting in eighth. I'm going to have to have quite a clear out and the end of the season and rebuild - we're definitely not ready for promotion if our cup performances are anything to go by. At the end of next season we move into our new stadium (12k capacity).

 

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A very dissapointing start to the pre season ahead of my first year in the Premier League.

We have 5 promotions in a row, getting straight from Vanarama South to the Premier League. Our "main kit sponsor" and "additional kit sponsor" deals were running out this season. I thought great, lets get some fresh revenue, we have had the same deal since League 2! 

What do I get? £228K a year, for a main sponsor for a Premier League team? What a joke...

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I've just been offered £1 million for my first choice keeper - the cash would help but I don't know if I've got enough time to replace him, decision, decisions. In the end I accepted the £1.5 million.

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King’s Lynn dafuge Challenge
 

Season 5 – 2022/23 – League 1

Ah, League 1 – the purgatory of the English footballing pyramid, out of the LLM nether regions but without the big clubs of the top two leagues. Let’s see how we did in our first season here.

Transfers: Some absolutely bonkers offers for my decent-good, but not great players, and I buckled and sold two center mids right at the end of the window. A mad scramble for signings followed, which wasn’t that successful, so I ended up with quite a few loan players again. I resisted in January and largely kept the squad together. I actually tried to buy a few players rather than signing everyone on a free, but the clubs were asking for silly money, so no success there.

League: An awesome season. We were as dominant as in League 2, but against better teams – guess the gulf in quality wasn’t that large given that another promoted team, Bristol Rovers, qualified for the playoffs. A comfortable first place with 106 points, ad that after instant-resulting and losing the last several games.

FA Cup: Finally, an away tie to one of the PL’s big boys, Man City. We had to beat EPL stoke to get there, and almost knocked out City too, missing a penalty in a narrow 1-0 loss.

Carabao Cup: a good run beating Championship teams left, right and center before going out to ManU in Round 4. Seems like they shared gate receipts with us, surely this is a bug?

Checkatrade: Out In the North QF to Bolton, on penalties.

Best players: Again a newly signed striker Ashley Pope shone with 51 goals and 31 assists. But he wasn’t signed on loan, so I’m keen to see how he fares in the Championship next season. Regan Slater was a great signing in midfield, while Jeremy Munier – a youngster released by Man City – unexpectedly became a regular in defense.

Facilities: upgraded everything apart from youth facilities and stadium, and another training + youth upgrade is on the way

I am curious to see how our squad holds up in the Championship – I feel like I’m exhausting the “released by a British club” transfer option, but with hard Brexit I can’t sign any non UK-and-Irish players either, so recruitment is tough at the moment. I’ve upped my scouting range but not sure if it’s worth trying to get some players from the continent next season.

Season  |  League   | Pos.  |  FA Cup  | FA Trophy |  CL      |   EL       |  Top scorer        |  Top assists        |    Top rating        | Notes
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2018/19 |  Van Nth  |  5    |  R3      |  R1       |  n/a     |  n/a       |  Abioye (36)       |  Limb (17)          |    Limb (7.4)        | Lost in play-off final
2019/20 |  Van Nth  |  1    |  R3      |  won      |  n/a     |  n/a       |  Obiero (34)       |  Hmami (18)         |    Doughty (7.8)     | Promoted
2020/21 |  Van Nat  |  1    |  R4      |  R4       |  n/a     |  n/a       |  Keaveny (48)      |  Keaveny (25)       |    Keaveny (7.9)     | Promoted
2021/22 |  League 2 |  1    |  R3      |  n/a      |  n/a     |  n/a       |  Pashen (31)       |  Keaveny (18)       |    McDonagh (7.9)    | Promoted
2022/23 |  League 1 |  1    |  R4      |  n/a      |  n/a     |  n/a       |  Pope (51)         |  Pope (31)          |    Pope (8.1)        | Promoted

Season  |  Finances  | Training Fac.  | Youth Fac.      | Coaching     |   Recruitment  | Stadium
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2018/19 |   £82k     |  Poor          |  Poor           | Adequate     |   Limited      | 8200 
2019/20 |   £392k    |  Basic         |  Poor           | Average      |   Limited      | 8200 
2020/21 |   £447k    |  Below Average |  Basic          | Average      |   Basic        | 5700
2022/23 |   £1.5m    |  Adequate      |  Basic          | Adequate     |   Average      | 5700


 

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Tooting & Mitcham United 2018-19 Season Overview

Much better and more successful season than my first attempt, promoted at the first time of asking, and in some style too. Went all out attack from the get-go and although we had a few wobbles and frustrating parts of the season we topped the league and were crowned champions with 5 games to go.

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Personal:

Only managed to persuade the board to send me on one coaching badge, but for some reason they were happy to send everyone else on one... go figure. Not sure why i'm ranking up in GK training either as i'm not involved in that training at all.

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Players:

3 stood out... all free signings although i've lost canavan and saunders in the off season, wouldn't resign even though Saunders was my top scorer and player of the season. Shame to lose Canavan too... his hair always made me smile :)

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Finances:

Totally skint, up in the VNL with 14k wage budget and the club making a huge loss... this is the biggest threat for us this season. Really need a big cup run this year as the board had to inject a lot of cash last year even though i managed to keep within my budget.

Next season:

Desperately try to stabalise the club and not get relegated.

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En 3/12/2017 a las 4:58, DazRTaylor dijo:

Even though I am done with FM18, I read this thread every season.  I always attempt it but I lack the patience to carry it out.

That said, during my reloads from 24 June 2018 to 25 June 2018, I have had a number of "rare" sides receive promotion and I have saved these games and am making this post to share these save files with you all.  Please note, as @dafugestates in the OP, you will need to retire the Holiday Man manager and start your own.  The save files are ready to play and the in game date is 25 June 2018.  I have highlighted in bold, those teams I consider "rare".

Save One - Kettering Town, Billericay Town, Merthyr Town, Stalybridge Celtic, Dorking Wanderers, Altrincham.

Save Two - Kettering Town, Billericay Town, Kings Langley, Margate, Altrincham, Grantham Town.

Save Three - Tooting & Mitcham United, Billericay Town, Kettering Town, Basingstoke Town, Altrincham, Ashton United.

Save Four - Billericay Town, St. Ives Town, Bishop's Stortford, Altrincham, Dulwich Hamlet, Buxton.

Save Five - Kettering Town, Shaw Lane, Dulwich Hamlet, Tonbridge Angels, Hereford FC, Stalybridge Celtic

Save Six - Kettering Town, Mickleover Sports, Merthyr Town, Billericay Town, Lowestoft Town, Ashton United.

Save Seven - Billericay Town, Brightlingsea Regent, Kettering Town, Gosport Borough, Ashton United, Stalybridge Celtic.

Are these saves modified? im a bit skeptical about Dorking poping up with such a low rep.

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Lancaster City

Sky Bet Championship 2023-2024

Year-End Update

Calendar

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Competitions

Sky Bet Championship

This was our first season without any loaned players.  We made 6 acquisitions of consequence to the senior squad, all during the summer.  The offseason began when we arranged for two transfers to occur at the start of the transfer window, the first being Kola Okoro, a Nigerian right back who began his career as a star for the Enugu Rangers before joining Southampton for three years, which he spent in their youth system, only making 3 senior appearances but developing quite well.  He cost us $325k, less than Southampton paid for him.  The other acquisition we made at the opening of the transfer window, for $100k, was right midfielder Ryan Glover, originally with Bournemouth but most recently off a solid season with Barnet after spending a couple years in Sweden.  Our other acquisitions were on free transfers, beginning with central defender Harry Philby on July 1st.  We would be his 8th stint with 7 different teams (as he had returned to his original squad, Reading, for a season as well), most recently with Coventry.  On the 9th we would add another central defender, Kerr Waddell, who has spent all 8 of his years as a professional with Dundee, and had been solid despite inconsistent playing time with them.  Okoro, Philby, and Waddell would be key in our defensive revamp this season, as our defenders required the most upgrading when moving to Championship.  Also on the 9th we signed 19 year old striker Michael Boyd, formerly of Ballymena, a high potential player who could start right away, and on the 15th we signed 18 year old Phil Hoddle, another striker formerly with Chelsea, to be our first backup and rotational player behind Gillespie and Boyd.  We would only make two notable outgoing transfers during the season, with Arran Baucutt going to Barnsley on June 9th (he had asked for a new contract and his level of play did not merit it), and the aforementioned Hoddle moving to Swansea at the January deadline for $3.5 million (he would be replaced by James Young, who I had out on loan for the first half of the season).

Preseason went well with only two hiccups, a 3-2 loss at Bolton and a 2-1 loss at Bradford City, both matches where we out-shot our opponents and squandered second half leads.  In our first match, at Aston Villa, we were dominated, getting out-shot 22-3 and being lucky to only lose 1-0.  I was not optimistic about our chances in the league at this point, but I decided, instead of playing the defensive/counter type style which I assumed would be necessary for us to be competitive at this level, to go back to what had worked for me last season and in the preseason, a more aggressive attacking style.  Thus began the first of our two significant winning streaks, as we rattled off 7 wins in a row, moving us into first place at 7-0-1, which included an easy 3-1 victory over eventual 2nd place West Ham, a 4-0 drubbing of eventual 7th place QPR, a somewhat fortuitous 3-0 win over eventual playoff squad Brighton, and a 2-1 comeback victory over Wolves after conceding an own goal in just the 3rd minute.  Our goal scoring cooled off slightly over the next two months, but we still managed a 5-4-1 record in that span, and though we fell back to second place twice, we regained it in our next match each time.  This span included a 3-2 victory against Wigan where we found ourselves down 1-0 and then 2-1, and an odd 2-2 draw against Bristol City where both their goals and one of ours were scored on penalties.  It was after that match we went on our second winning streak of the season, which put us in a commanding position in the standings, once again winning 7 straight.  Strangely, each was by just one goal, and while 3 were comeback victories from a goal deficit, the other 4 all began with us taking a 2-0 lead and holding on to win 2-1.  While our form was a bit spottier from January on, and we lost 2 of our next 3 matches after that streak 3-1, with the lead we had built we could largely coast to promotion.  We would go 11-4-6 down the stretch.  It was ultimately our defense that fell apart a bit toward the end of the season, as we allowed multiple goals in 7 of our last 11 matches, something we had only done 8 times in our previous 35.  Despite our poor defensive form, we were still lethal on the offensive end, as evidenced by the fact that we scored multiple goals in 10 of those 11 matches down the stretch.  As the teams trailing us could really only seem to get together enough of a winning run to keep taking the second spot in the standings from each other before hitting a poor stretch, we didn't really have to sweat much, and our lead did not drop below 5 points as we locked up a playoff spot in early April, then clinched both promotion and the top spot with several games to spare, making us 2023-2024 Sky Bet Championship Champions.

Final Table

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FA Cup

After a season where we made a run to at least the semifinals in all 3 cups, this season was a very different story.  There is unfortunately not much to tell, as we found ourselves in Old Trafford in just the 3rd round, losing 2-0 to Manchester United in a game which they absolutely dominated.

Carabao Cup

The Carabao Cup was a bit better than the FA Cup, but we still didn't come close to our success last season.  We kicked things off with a thorough 6-0 demolition of Mansfield, a squad which spent most of their season in the League 2 cellar, and only managed to avoid relegation with a win in their final league match (coincidentally, they won that match 6-0).  Following this, we came back from a 1-0 and 2-1 deficit against Wolves to win 3-2, just 3 days before we would come back to beat them in league play as well.  In the third round we were forced to play at Arsenal, and though we managed to hold firm to take a 1-0 lead into the half, we ended up falling apart late and lost 4-2.

Squad & Awards

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We heavily relied on the goalscoring prowess of our two starting strikers, Ronnie Gillespie and Michael Boyd.  Boyd scored 27 goals in the league, tied for the best, among 29 overall, while Gillespie was 6th in the league with 21 goals, among 24 overall.  Boyd was also 3rd in minutes per goal, with Gillespie 13th.  No other player had double-digit goals, though Hoddle had 9 before he left in January, and Duffle and Iles had 6 and 5 respectively from the central midfield spot.  Gillespie broke his own club record with 18 assists, besting his mark last year by 1, while Boyd, Duffy, and Glover contributed 9, and Okoro had 8 from the right back position.  6 different midfielders plus Stimson all had at least 6 assists as well.  Savvas Mourgos led the team in average rating, with Gillespie close behind him.  We had 4 players in the top 17 in the league in average rating - Gillespie (3rd), Boyd (7th), Philby (11th), and Iles (17th).  Gillespie only had 6 Player of the Match awards this season, 8 fewer than last season, and he and Boyd just cracked the top 20 with 5 each in the league.  Gillespie and Glover were both in the top 5 in key passes, with Iles in the top 10, and Gillespie was tied for 2nd in chances created.  Gillespie and Boyd were both in the top 5 in shots taken, with Boyd second in shots on target.  On the defensive end, Philby and Waddell each ended up in the top 20 in tackles per game, key tackles (Philby was 2nd), key headers (Waddell was 8th), and interceptions.  Nick Hayes, though having only a middling 10 clean sheets, allowed the 4th fewest goals, playing in every match for us.

As a team, we scored the 2nd most goals with 94 (and the most if you don't count playoff goals, Norwich scored 100 of which 7 were in the playoff, which they won).  We conceded only the 8th fewest goals with 60 due to our poor defensive form down the stretch, and conceding just 3 fewer goals would have put us in 5th.  Our possession was pretty middling and our passing poor, but we completed the second most crosses and scored the second most goals from corners with 12, also adding 10 from free kicks, and were top 6 in both shots on target and shots on target ratio.  On defense we only allowed 10 goals from set pieces and were top 5 in tackles won ratio (and fouls, actually).

Again a solid looking youth intake with several players in that 4-star range, a striker named Scott Hargreaves looks like the most talented but a defender named Chris Atkinson looks like the most likely to develop into something useful with good personality attributes.

Our players (and myself as well) received a variety of awards, listed below.

Fans' & Manager's Player of the Season: Ronnie Gillespie

Fans' Signing of the Season: Harry Philby

Manager's Signing of the Season: Michael Boyd

Fans' & Manager's Young Player of the Season: Ronnie Gillespie

Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year: Ronnie Gillespie

EFL Young Player of the Year: Ronnie Gillespie

Sky Bet Championship Players' Select: Ronnie Gillespie, Michael Boyd, Ryan Glover, Kerr Waddell, Harry Philby, Kola Okoro

October Player of the Month: Ronnie Gillespie

Runner-Up for Player of the Month (Ronnie Gillespie, February)

Third Place for Player of the Month (Michael Boyd, September; Harry Philby, October)

August Young Player of the Month: Michael Boyd

September Young Player of the Month: Michael Boyd

December Young Player of the Month: Jake Iles

February Young Player of the Month: Ronnie Gillespie

March Young Player of the Month: Michael Boyd

Runner-Up for Young Player of the Month (Jake Iles, November; Michael Boyd, January)

Third Place for Young Player of the Month (Ronnie Gillespie, October & December; Phil Hoddle, November)

Manager of the Month (December)

Runner-Up for Manager of the Month (September)

Third Place for Manager of the Month (March)

Manager of the Season

 

State of the Club

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From a financial perspective, the club had a loss of approximately $4.16 million last season.  Being in the Championship our TV revenue went up from approximately $1 million to over $3.8 million, but whereas last season we had nearly $4 million in prize money, this season we had only about $70k.  Our season ticket revenue doubled to about $1.8 million. We have again been given an increased payroll budget and transfer budget, currently at approximately $550k per week and $22.5 million, respectively.

With our promotion to the Premier League, our previous stadium expansion plans have been scrapped, and we are currently working on an upgrade to a 12,500 all-seat capacity which will be finished in late February, costing roughly $18 million and financed via a bank loan.  In the meantime we will be sharing Turf Moor with Burnley.

I finished studying for my Continental Pro license.

Our average attendance for the season was 4,989, lowest in the league but just 11 below our 5,000 capacity.  We had 22 sellouts.  We played in front of a crowd of over 50,000 in our Carabao Cup loss at Arsenal, and nearly 75,000 in our FA Cup loss at Manchester United.

My goals for the upcoming season are as follows:

  • Avoid Relegation
  • Reach the FA Cup 5th Round
  • Reach the third round of the Carabao Cup

 

Season	 League				Finish  	Achievements
2018-19	 Vanarama North			7th     	Playoffs
2019-20	 Vanarama North			1st     	Champions; FA Trophy Finalist
2020-21	 Vanarama National		1st     	Champions; FA Trophy Winners
2021-22  Sky Bet League Two		1st     	Champions; Checkatrade Trophy Winners
2022-23  Sky Bet League One		2nd     	Promotion; Checkatrade Trophy Semifinalist; Carabao Cup Semifinalist; FA Cup Finalist
2023-24  Sky Bet Championship    	1st		Champions
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Biggest acquisition of the offseason so far, paid Dortmund what'll end up being $5.75 million out of my $22 million or so transfer budget, and a contract at $44k per week, for this guy, Reinhold Schneider, 21 year old Austrian who Dortmund bought a year ago for over $7 million then only played in 5 league games even though he played pretty well in them.

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Only knock on him in my coach's reports is that he can't jump.  90% fan satisfaction the the transfer, 100% board satisfaction.

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En ‎09‎/‎12‎/‎2017 a las 12:57, Swindon69 dijo:

Hereford FC

2023/24 - League 1 1st

Well an interesting season - I had a fairly large clear out with the departing players having accumulate over 800 appearances and scoring over 150 goals between them. We started off fairly poorly and it looked like my initial expectation of a bottom half of the table finish was looking about right as we won five drew 1 and lost four of our opening ten games. At this point I tweaked things and from that point lost five of the remaining thirty six winning twenty four of them. The title was only secured on the penultimate round of games. The overall financial position of the club is a bit iffy because when I signed a player I hadn't picked up on the 35% wage rise on promotion and it was only when I was checking out some details I noticed that the effect of that over two seasons was that he was on £10k a week! I also turned down a bid of £650k for my goalkeeper as the offer came in at the last minute on deadline day.

Aims for next season - don't get relegated.

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The four players I primarily used up front scored 80 goals between them this season with Harvey Bradbury getting 29.

FA Cup - 5th round

I had my first cup run this season which included beating Arsenal 3-1 at home in the 4th round. I then travelled to Manchester City in the 5th round and suffered a creditable 1-3 defeat, at least the money improved my financial position.

Carabao Cup - 2nd round

Not much to say here as I got beaten 1-2 at home by West Brom in the second round.

Checkatrade Trophy - Winners

I made it through to the Final with a few decent results - I played Man Utd u23 (hah) in the final, going behind in the 3rd minute I pulled 2-1 ahead, at this point I was awarded a penalty which we missed. Wih the clock showing 90 mins I conceded the equaliser to it has to be said a good finish by the £67 million pound 28 year old Portuguese International (88 caps 65 goals) Andre Silva. So on to the penalty shootout with Hereford going first. Flitcroft took the first penalty and I think NASA are still looking for the ball :) - the shootout went on quite a while but my young fullback Sanders netted the winner.

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My top scorer overall for the season was Harvey Bradbury with thirtynine

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The highest average rating was Felix Nmecha with 7.42

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I am now a club legend.

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End of season club awards

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Congrats on your achievement @Swindon69

Looking forward to your maiden season in Championship

 

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Bilderesultat for billericay town

 

Season review 2022-2023

 

My fifth season with Billericay, 2022-2023 season, and our first in the Championship. After four straight promotions we were able to keep our progression and got promoted straight to the Premier League. 5 straight promotions, what lies ahead in the Premier League?

Season overview

Sky Bet Championship

A long pre season where I spent a lot of time thoroughly looking for new talent. Some good players indeed, especially on loan, where I got some good youngsters from top PL clubs. Renewing the contracts of key players like Sambou and Dilrouson was important, as well as signing last years loanee Masterson on a free transfer, which gave my defence a boost, being able to bring in another loanee in that position.

We startet the season really well with wins over Sunderland (A) and Fulham (H) and the team cohesion was surprisingly strong even though I'd brought in a lot of new players. To be fair, we never looked back after our good start. We lost 2-3 against Ipswich away, but then we didn't loose again until May, recording only two losses in the league. 35 wins, 9 draws and 2 losses gave me 114 points and a goal difference of +63. 

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Cups

We made it to the 4th round in the Carabao Cup, beating Charlton, Watford and Swindon. We got West Brom in the 4th round, but lost 1-3 at home in a very poor game. 

In the FA Cup we got Arsenal away in the third round. A crushing 1-5 loss at the Emirates, and our cup runs ended premature.. 

 

Key Players

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Finances and transfer history

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Next season

I was really surprised that the season ended as well as it did. Only a couple of weeks before the start of the season I was nervous about going down, we were probably lacking 5-6 first team starters. Luckily we got the players that we needed in the end, but I fear that will be tougher in the Premier League, as our finances are so far behind the other teams it will be tough to attract players on the salaries I can offer. As i said in an earlier post here we have around £350k in total sponsorship revenue our first season in the Premier League, and these are deals that were signed after our promotion! 

As I understand the rules we can only bring in two players from the UK on loan, and after Brexit we will struggle to get international players on loan. 

I probably have to bring in 10-12 players. Lets see how we do, our main goal is obviously to survive! 

 

Season  |        League         | Position  |      FA Cup     | Checkatrade Trophy | Carabao Cup |     
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2018-19 |  Vanarama South       |    1st    |     4th round   |      1st round     |             |
2019-20 |  Vanarama National    |    1st    |     3rd round   |      2nd round     |             |
2020-21 |  Sky Bet League Two   |    1st    |     3rd round   |      2nd round     |  1st Round  |
2021-22 |  Sky Bet League One   |    1st    |     3rd round   |      3rd round     |  3rd Round  | 
2021-22 |  Sky Bet Championship |    1st    |     3rd round   |                    |  4th Round  | 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Swindon69 said:

From wonderkid at Real Madrid to to 23rd in the Championship.

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Huh, in my game his attributes are almost identical, but he's worth 53 million and has been playing for Newcastle the last 3 seasons, who have been in the top half 5 years running and have an FA cup runner-up and a Europa runner-up while he was there.  Arsenal just paid $34 million for him this offseason.  Also his media description has "elite" instead of "unpredictable."

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9 minutes ago, Warhawk said:

Huh, in my game his attributes are almost identical, but he's worth 53 million and has been playing for Newcastle the last 3 seasons, who have been in the top half 5 years running and have an FA cup runner-up and a Europa runner-up while he was there.  Arsenal just paid $34 million for him this offseason.

His weekly wage for Brighton is almost my entire wage budget.

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Counting the costs of relegation , think i am the only one so far to get shelled out of the championship but attempt two is on at least on course

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Had some more acquisitions other than Schneider, but I've been browsing the market for a goalkeeper, not finding much I really liked.  Did make a transfer offer for one guy but he signed with Real Sociedad.  About halfway through the preseason I found this guy - 23 year old who originally came through with Milan but was sold for $8 million to Juventus as a youth player.  Last season he started 9 matches for Juventus in the league, and had 8 clean sheets.  He does have a $75 million release clause, but, hey, whatever.

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So I've got two players in the Olympics (both are senior squad players for me), both playing for Nigeria, and they won their group against Russia, Brazil, and Japan (Brazil didn't even get out of the group).  My left midfielder (who's not even my starter!) had a goal and an assist to get a 2-2 draw against Brazil.

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After winning the first 3 matches, went on this stretch

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 :lol: and sacked 

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Table | Squad | Transfers

It proved to be a tough challenge with Cirencester with a wage budget of 2.7k p/w and no transfer budget.
The team needed overhauling and i ended with almost an entire new team. The team struggled the whole season, only surviving relegation with a game to go.
The team was woeful at home picking up just 16 points and the defense was poor with no quality and a nutter in Rowe.
The cups were limited in progress. In the FA cup the  team conceded a 95th minute equalizer to Eastleigh when down to 9 men. They lost the replay.
In the FA trophy the team were outclassed by Hartlepool.
The lack of cup progress coupled with low attendances (averaging 300) meant that the finances are pretty dire.
The standout player was Robinson just ahead of Stephens

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Season    League             Position       FA Cup           FA Trophy                 Achievements/Notes               
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2018/19   Vanarama South      19th        3rd Q Round      3rd Q Round                 Avoided relegation                            
2019/20   Vanarama South      13th         2nd Round 	    1st Round     		      None    
2020/21   Vanarama South      5th          2nd Round 	    1st Round     		    Promoted             
2021/22   Vanarama National   13th        4th Q Round 	    1st Round     		      None     
2022/23   Vanarama National   5th         4th Q Round 	    3rd Round     		    Playoffs   
2023/24   Vanarama National   17th	   1st Round 	    3rd Round     		      None 
2024/25   Vanarama National   16th	   1st Round 	    Semi-final     		      None  

Cirencester
Season    League             Position       FA Cup           FA Trophy                 Achievements/Notes               
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2025/26   Vanarama North      19th        3rd Q Round       1st Round                  Avoided relegation  

 

 

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Urgh the dreaded playoffs coming up. Knocked out in the semi finals by a 91st minute goal.

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Hereford FC

2024/25 - Championship 3rd. (A new record high)

The season went better than initially expected but feels like a failure having lost 3-2 on aggregate in the play-off semi-finals.

Overall the defence was too leaky this season as some players who've been with me since the Conference days just weren't up to it - this combined with a poor run in December where I only picked up eight points left me falling short of automatic promotion by six points. I moved a few players out this season - I think that this close season will see a bigger cull - the major transfer was my first choice keeper moving on for £1.5 million.  Two of my midfielders ended up in the team of the year - the other nine were all from Middlesbrough. The hardest thing is not being able to compete on the wages front - hopefully that'll improve after the next season as I move into my new ground.

 

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FA Cup - 3rd Round

This was a very brief appearance - we were drawn at home to Everton who dispatched me 0-2.

Carabao Cup - 4th Round

A slightly longer apperance which saw me knock out Man Utd on penalties and the reward was an away draw to Manchester City who easily desposed of me 0-2

Top Scorer was Harvey Bradbury with 22 but Jaden Thompson-Brissett was signed in the January transfer window and finished with 15 goals in 19 games - he also topped the average ratings chart with a 7.51.

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End of season awards

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First time I've had shirt sales broken down :)

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Aims for next season - don't get relegated.

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Guess I'm selling one of my hottest prospects my DoF found on April. 4 months and 9 appearances later Reading are getting him but luckily they'll leave him here on loan for the whole season.

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third season and i got sacked... i am not getting this years tactic

 

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11 minutes ago, QSF25 said:

third season and i got sacked... i am not getting this years tactic

 

I'm on my sixth attempt - this time I didn't get sacked in the first season and am now in the Championship.

 

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55 minutes ago, QSF25 said:

third season and i got sacked... i am not getting this years tactic

 

It's tough. Which is why they call it a 'challenge'. The hard part - or at least, part of the hard part - is that whoever I've started with, they always have a decent but not great first team, and no-one else. So you have to build a squad capable of surviving in the first season, and then winning promotion after that. But because everyone expects you to be relegated first season, no-one wants to join you. So it's much harder to do the challenge than to take over an established VNL N/S team. I'm in awe of those who can start the challenge and win promotion, not just first season, but the next and - often - the one after that. Brilliant management!

I'm on my third attempt with Chesham but eternally optimistic!

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I am also in awe about those who can win it in the first try.

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56 minutes ago, QSF25 said:

I am also in awe about those who can win it in the first try.

Some teams are much easier. Teams like Hereford, Billieracy and Dulwich have better squads and more fans so are richer. This means the squad dynamics are better and they can attract better players at the start.

Other teams need a whole new squad nearly which also upsets the dynamics and results in the 1st season.

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I've definitely found that the trick is not to bring in loads of new faces too early... If you can get a few wins under your belt early doors some of the better players who wouldn't be interested early on become available. 

Definitely finding the second season in the VNL much tougher than last season. The league 2 clubs who dropped down are very strong. 

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League - Dynamics - Transfers - Finances

A season of transition following a horrific season in the Championship saw The Robins go back to basics and towards a more defensive 4-1-4-1 rather than the 4-3-3 formation which had been the base of success over the previous years.  The main talk  of the town was the signing of Jordan Ibe , now 33 though still better than anything ever seen at the Altrincham Stadium there was much intrigue into how he would fit into the side.  Injuries and Inconsitent form blighted Ibe's season though with the inverted winger position been given to on loan signing John Mohammed .  Mohammed originally signed to operate on the opposite flank rose to become League One's main star , claiming a list of accolades along the way.

The FA Cup can be summarised pretty quickly , one which hasn't gone down well  - First Round defeat to Non League Wrexham.  The Carabao - lost on penalties to Arsenal after a heroic display against their second XI.  In the Checkatrade , a trophy which i have never paid much interest in , there was a cup run to please the locals getting to the final though once again lost on penalties this time to Chelsea U23s. 

The cost of relegation has been high and the balance books have taken a mighty dent but its now time for attempt 2 ,  Plans for next season - Stay UP

 

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hace 17 horas, Swindon69 dijo:

Hereford FC

2024/25 - Championship 3rd. (A new record high)

The season went better than initially expected but feels like a failure having lost 3-2 on aggregate in the play-off semi-finals.

Overall the defence was too leaky this season as some players who've been with me since the Conference days just weren't up to it - this combined with a poor run in December where I only picked up eight points left me falling short of automatic promotion by six points. I moved a few players out this season - I think that this close season will see a bigger cull - the major transfer was my first choice keeper moving on for £1.5 million.  Two of my midfielders ended up in the team of the year - the other nine were all from Middlesbrough. The hardest thing is not being able to compete on the wages front - hopefully that'll improve after the next season as I move into my new ground.

 

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FA Cup - 3rd Round

This was a very brief appearance - we were drawn at home to Everton who dispatched me 0-2.

Carabao Cup - 4th Round

A slightly longer apperance which saw me knock out Man Utd on penalties and the reward was an away draw to Manchester City who easily desposed of me 0-2

Top Scorer was Harvey Bradbury with 22 but Jaden Thompson-Brissett was signed in the January transfer window and finished with 15 goals in 19 games - he also topped the average ratings chart with a 7.51.

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End of season awards

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First time I've had shirt sales broken down :)

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Aims for next season - don't get relegated.

That was amaizing from your first season in Championship and I'm sure if you're capable to build on this, you'll get automatic promotion without needing playoff.

 

But I must say I'm starting to dislike your sabe, BRIGHTON&HOVE relegated to L1!!! My godness we're going backwards :eek:

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sacked from margate in second season, given goal of 9 points in 5 games, failed

 

Onto attempt number 5. This time with Matlock 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, 13-gigi said:

That was amaizing from your first season in Championship and I'm sure if you're capable to build on this, you'll get automatic promotion without needing playoff.

 

But I must say I'm starting to dislike your sabe, BRIGHTON&HOVE relegated to L1!!! My godness we're going backwards :eek:

I was surprised they had - on paper a strong squad.

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Start of the season update

Okay, so after 5 straight promotions to the Premier League with Billericay, we certainly are underdogs in the Premier League. 

With basically 0 in sponsor budget, I only have a wage budget of around 500K a week, but with very low salaries in the Championship it still gave me something to work with. I signed 20+ players during the summer, most of them young talents, some of them are actually really promising. I have been constantly pushing to get more scouts to expand the potential for young foreign talents, and its been paying off! 

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In my starting 11 I have at the moment 6 players who are 21 years old or younger. It doesnt provide great consistency, but unlike the youngsters I've had in the lower leagues, these are players that can actually become key players in a side that is chasing titles in the top flight. Peirano, a deep lying playmaker bought for 800k from Nacional, has impressed me the most, averaging 7,54 in his first 9 games, providing 3 goals and 4 assists. Novak (LB) and Vasquez (CB) are young defensive talents and have impressed in certain games, but against greater opposition they have been totally ran over. Let's hope they improve with better team chemistry in defense. Richard Venås, a young Norwegian, was bought from Rosenborg for £1, and he brings a lot of quality for a low price. Operating either as an advanced forward or a complete forward on support duty, he can be a creater and a finisher. Again, against the top teams he doesnt really have the quality to influate games, but what could you expect really? 

I have brought in several other young players as well, and some of these were also wanted at bigger clubs liks PSG and AC Milan, so I was fortunate to get them. One thing I have done though, is giving the players really small relegation release clauses, so if I get relegated this year, it would be a disaster :lol:

I also bought Jamaal Lescelles from Leeds for £3,6, hoping he can be a leader in the defense. To be honest, he has not been a leader at all, and provided me with some shocking performances. So in January I am bringing in a 19 year old Polish defender that is playing for the national team. Although he is a central defender with a tackling attribute of 10, lets hope he does the trick :lol: I fear that my policy of signing young players doesn't come back to haunt me, but if I succeed, I might have a very talented team on my hands. If I succeed.....

From my first year I have been playing 4-4-2/4-2-4, with 4 defenders, 2 CM's, 2 Wingers in advanced attacking roles and 2 strikers. I have been playing direct football in both my "Control" and "Counter" formation, although this year I have taken away the Direct Play instrucution from my "Control" tactic. By doing so, I have tried to only sign players that can fit into the certain roles that I want. I play with wingers, not inside forwards, and I play with a CM (D) and a DLP (S) or BMW (S). This has worked wonders in previous years, but this year, when I meet teams that always push their full backs up it is really overloading my full backs and my wingers are not tracking back. I have tried to have my wingers man mark the opposition FB, but its not working out great. And if I push my wingers back to a flat 4 man midfield, my strikers will get isolated and they do not have the quality to operate without wide support. 

The season started off with a bang, at home to Tottenham. After around 25 minutes played, they were up 0-2. "Oh my, we are going down" I thought. We were getting ran over in every single aspect of the game! But we fought back, and with none other than Bassala Sambou, my main striker all the way from Vanarama National League. At 1-2 i brought him on and he scores to wonder goals, and we are up 3-2 to Spurs! Fraser Hornby, my other starting striker from last year, scores and we are 4-2 up. In the 80th minute we are awarded a penalty, and Bassala Sambou steps up. But as usual, he missed! Spurs took full advantage of that and scores two goals in the end, the game finishing 4-4. A bit dissapointing, but offensively we were showing some potential. 

Next game we were away to Leicester, losing 3-1. After a 3-2 Carabao Cup win over MK Dons, we beat league leaders Middlesbrough 4-1 in a fantastic game! 1-1 against Bristol City and a 0-3 win away to a very weak Newcastle side we were looking good. We also beat Stoke 2-0, but after that we have lost to Man Utd (2-5), Soton (1-4) and Arsenal (0-2). Three wins, three draws and three losses. We are looking good in attack and very weak in defense! And we are very vulnerable to injuries, our defensive depth is afwul! 

But if our young players can get to grips with the tempo of the Premier League, and I can spend some of my £20 million wisely in January, we should be able to get to 40 points! 

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My experience in my first season in the Premier League hasn't been so different than yours, 3-1-3 through 7 matches so far, we've scored the most goals and conceded the most goals.  Have 3 strikers with 3+ goals so far.

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Burgess Hill Town 
Season Summary 2025/26

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Championship
Final Position 1st

Squad - Table - Transfers - Finances - Dynamics - Board - Conf. Review - Review - Awards - Injuries - Financial Summary - Scouting Knowledge - Profile

The second season in Championship didn't hold many suprises for our little club. Board expected promotion, and promotion they got. We were at top close to all season, and with 6 games left, we were crowned champions.  Probably the most exciting thing to manage was this years boxing day - with 3 matches in 3 days. Finances took a big hit. Mostly due to increased wages in our 5.5k stadium. But also due to upgrades. Haven't recieved the nearly 6kk from end of season yet, also i have no worries and PRM will be great for making money, due to our rather low wages, and also, our new 12.8k stadium will be completed over the summer.

We had our 2 year in progress facilities upgrade, and they turned out to be really expensive. 9.25kk to complete those, and board even had to take out a loan to do it. Board also agreed to upgrade both training and youth facilities at the end of the season, following our promotion. Data analyst was upgraded, as was our youth recruiting network, which is now extensive.

The only decent player coming through last seasons youth system, was being picked up by Man Utd, as they decided to pay 4.8kk, which seems too much for Jack Branson. The youth intake from this season, seems a bit more promosing - though there aren't any star potential players. Jack Coleman seems good.

Burgess Hill can proudly announce, we are amongst the leading national team produced players! With the amazing number of 4, have we produced mighty u19 and u20 players! Mostly due to our signing of other PRM rejects. In the past few seasons, i have signed too many players and despite trying to offload some, we went on and got a few more in :D 

The Cups: The FA was a really short encounter. We drew Arsenal away in 3rd round, and lost 2-1.  In the Carabao we went all the way to the final, including getting revenge on Arsenal. In the semi final we drew 3-3 home. At Emirates we went on to win 2-0. In the final we were to play Man City. City weren't impressed that we managed to kick Arsenal from the competion and fielded there normal team of world star players and beat us 5-1.

The noteworthy players: One of favorite players Leon Beadie unfortuntely just isn't good enough for Championship level. He does however, think he is himself :D There were a few players from around the world, i just had to sign - and then hope they will get a work permit in the future. Nikola Jovanovic one one of these. Signed for a bargain price of  1.2kk and loaned him to Eibar, they paid 925K for the duration.  Titouan Arnould, another great prospect will be joining next season. Got a long contract on him as well.

We did sign an icon and can proudly present Jonjo $helvey as a new player. He wasn't being played at Celtic, whom he joined for free after leaving West Ham. Luke O'Neill free transfer from Gillingham. Only signed him due to his determination stat and to use as tutor. 

Alan Hayes GK - Had a great season. 45 games and 14 CS. Managed to fend off a protest transfer on him, and got a new amazing contract.
Rasmus Mouritsen DC - Our star defendes and new national first team player. Also managed to get him a good for the club contract.
Chris Kiernan IF - A Chelsea reject is starting to look really promising. Can see him both play IF and AF
Rhodri Bridgeman AF - Our best attacker by far. 24 goals and 5 assists in 24(12) matches. He also won young player of the year. The big clubs are getting really interested in him. He wasn't interested in renewing his contract, but luckily he had an option in it.

 

Season              League              Position             FA Cup               Carabao Cup   EURO                 Checkatrade   FAT
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2025/26             Ch. Ship            1st                  3rd round            Final         NA                   NA            NA            
2024/25             Ch. Ship            6th                  6th round            Q.Final       NA                   NA            NA
2023/24             League One          1st                  3rd round            3rd round     NA                   Winner        NA
2022/23             League One          12th                 Semi Final           1st round     NA                   Semi Final    NA
2021/22             League Two          1st                  3rd round            2nd round     NA                   3rd round     NA
2020/21             Van. Nat.           1st                  4th round            NA            NA                   NA            Final
2019/20             Van. South          1st                  3rd round            NA            NA                   NA            2nd
2018/19             Van. South          2nd                  2nd round            NA            NA                   NA            Winner

 

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Dulwich Hamlet season 2019-2020    

Great season. Started off hot and just kept going. Small blip at the end of the season almost cost me the title. On the last day I had to win (because Notts County was blowing out Guiseley) and we secured victory in the 88th minute. Similar late game heroics won us the FA Trophy - backup striker beats offside trap after an opposition corner and scores in the 90th minute. Exciting, awesome season. We went professional and expanded our stadium, but the cost of those unfortunately led to a canceled youth facilities improvement. Now for another total rebuild of the squad!

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This is the list of teams that haven't currently gone up and I will pick one of them up to play.

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So what do people think of the update? It feels like it's become far post manager to me.

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I I can understand they might want to tone down the effectiveness of 3 men up front but they've turned it into a cross fest!.

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Season 2 is going pretty amazingly... changed my formation to a more defensive 442 and 3223 setup to cope with the more difficult teams but we still really struggled, and although results were ok i wasn't happy with the way we were playing. Seemed like we were just getting lucky... often being dominated both in possession and shots on goal. So we reverted to the successful attacking and direct 433 we ran with last season and things have really looked up since... i'm top in feb by 10 points and also having a crazy run in the FA cup... beat liverpool 4-2 at home, then drew leeds at home and smashed them 5-0 with a nice lucrative away draw at southampton to look forward to and a decent payday hopefully... also having some crazy results inthe league... losing one week then a draw and thena 7-4 against one of our big promotion rivals... hopefully we can get the budget sorted with our cup run and hang on to top spot til the end of the season.

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