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Kings Langley - Premier League - 2030/31

After an 8th placed finished in our first season in the top flight, we were hoping to push on and qualify for European football.

League Table - we had Champions League football in the bag, but blew it on the final day of the season as we lost 2-1 to Spurs.

Carabao Cup - I gave the squad players a few games here.

FA Cup - the Premier League champions knocked us out.

Squad - still loads of room for improvement, but we have a number of decent players.

Transfers - this season I really got to splash out.

Finances - moving into our own stadium limited our profits, but we still have loads of money.

Key Player Profiles:

Eduardo Garcés - had a quiet debut season but really improved this time.

Ale Krijger - one of two big money AMC signings.

Allan Jakobsen - yet another new keeper, but this one is something special.

Marcin Adamczak - an excellent young defender.

Samuel Garba - he's been a first team player since League One.

Career Overview:

Season      League                       Position     Achievements
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2019/20     National League South        4th          Playoff semi finalists
2020/21     National League South        8th          
2021/22     National League South        10th          
2022/23     National League South        5th          Playoff winners
2023/24     National League              11th           
2024/25     National League              8th     
2025/26     National League              1st          Promoted as champions
2026/27     League Two                   1st          Promoted as champions, EFL Trophy winners
2027/28     League One                   1st          Promoted as champions
2028/29     Championship                 1st          Promoted as champions
2029/30     Premier League               8th          
2030/31     Premier League               5th          
Next Season:

Missing out on the Champions League was a huge blow, but the Europa League gives us a great chance to give the squad players a few extra games.

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 XaW - Kettering Town - 2035/36

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Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances

We have kept improving every season, and I hoped we could keep it up for another one. Other teams have mostly stopped trying to buy my players for pocket change, so I guess my reputation are catching up around now. I did sell a backup player to Austria for around £10M though, so we keep making money. The league season started pretty good with wins against Tottenham and Fulham before managing a draw at Anfield against Liverpool. After that we kept on doing good. Early on we were part of a three horse race along Man Utd and Tottenham. Liverpool had a mare and were far behind early on and in the end on just avoided relegation. Arsenal had a slow start, but go the hang of it after Christmas and surged back up the table, but were still too far behind to be in the fight for the title. Man City also had a slow start, but came along better and better as the season went along and finished stronger than anyone else. But their slow start ensured they finished outside the top 4. When we had about 10 matches left there were really only 3 possible winners, and it were the same who lead the pack from the start; Man Utd, Tottenham and ourselves. Chelsea were good throughout, but a bit short of the top 3. With 3 matches left we were at the same points as Man Utd and Tottenham a couple of points behind. Then Spurs had their usual bottlejob and lost at home to Wolves putting them far behind. In the penultimate match we met Man Utd at home in the match to more or less decide the title. Here we really showed character and controlled in a 2-0 win to put us 3 points ahead. We only needed a single point in the last match away to Huddersfield and even if we lost we would have a distinct goal advantage over Man Utd, but not big enough to be certain. Huddersfield fought hard and we didn't manage to win, but still a 1-1 draw was enough to crown us champions a single point ahead of Antonio Conte and Man Utd.

In the FA Cup we beat Huddersfield, Reading, Arsenal, West Brom and Everton to reach the final. Here we crushed Chelsea 4-2 including a goal from my son. In the League cup we Watford and Brighton before losing away to Everton in the quarter final.

We had another go in the Champions League this season. In the group stage we drew Dortmund of Germany, Spartak Moscow of Russia and Atalanta of Italy. Two draws against Dortmund and wins in the rest put us through in first place. In the first knockout round we had a tough draw. Real Madrid had finished 2nd in their group, but they seems to be on the decline as we smashed them 0-4 at the Bernabeu! A 2-0 win at home completed the rut. in the quarter finals we drew Man Utd, another tough opponent. We counter them to pieces and won 4-1 and 5-1 in the two matches to go through. In the semis we faced another English side in Arsenal. They had knockout out teams like Dortmund and PSG, and they had a good form in the league. We sneaked in a 3-2 away and controlled the home leg and won 2-1 to go to the final! Here we met even another English side in Chelsea. They had pushed past sides like Monaco and Juventus to reach the final. They really couldn't match up against us though and we smashed them 5-1 to win the Champions League! An amazing treble!

So, I guess that's it. Challenge Completed! I'm a bit unsure if I should continue or not. I'll see how it goes.

We had another good youth intake with the standout Robin Burford 36a.

My son had once again a good season and are rotating around the first team. He has now declared for England, but no call-up is in sight. I wish he went for Norway to be honest...

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Redditch United FC

Skybet League 1- 2031/32

League Table - Another fantastic League campaign where our free scoring blew enough teams off the park. We fell away in the second half so didn't win the league but we managed to gain back 2nd place late in the season to clinch automatic promotion.

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Cups - Certainly a comedown from last years great cup runs but nothing too concerning. Telford are a surprise package in my game as they are doing well in the Championship!

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Finances/Transfers - The finances should take a massive upturn now that we have gotten to the championship. Im looking forward to investing in new facilities. Our transfers well solid again , especially the loans. Amoruso was key this year and we will be pulling out all the stops to try and resign him.

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  Youth - Getting some decent high potential youngsters through now. Lets see how they develop going forward.

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Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy   Notes
2019/20 Vanarama North 6th 3QF 3rd Round   Promoted via playoffs. Won MOTY
2020/21 Vanarama National 19th 4QF 3rd Round   Survived Relegation
2021/22 Vanarama National 22nd 1st Round 4th Round   Relegated
2022/23 Vanarama North 13th 2nd Round 1st Round   Lost away to Bradford 1-3 in FA cup
2023/24 Vanarama North 10th 4QF 2nd Round   n/a
2024/25 Vanarama North 6th 4QF 3QF   Promoted via playoffs.
2025/26 Vanarama National 19th 2nd Round 1st Round   Survived Relegation
2026/27 Vanarama National 7th 2nd Round 3rd Round   Lost in playoffs
2027/28 Vanarama National 9th 1st Round 4th Round   n/a
2028/29 Vanarama National 10th 2nd Round 3rd Round   Mid Table
2029/30 Vanarama National 5th 3rd Round 1st Round   Promoted via playoffs.
Season League Position FA Cup Carabao Cup Checkatrade Trophy Notes
2030/31 Skybet League 1 1st 5th Round 3rd Round 3rd Round Promotion. Won MOTY
2031/32 Skybet League 2 2nd 3rd Round 2nd Round Group Stages Automatic promotion. Won MOTY

 

 

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Dorking Wanderers

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Season 8 - 2026/27

 

League -  Third year in League 2 after falling in the playoffs the past 2 years I was pushing for automatic promotion harder than ever. I felt I made some very good signings and my squad was stronger than ever. We got a new center piece striker who hit the ground running and we were feeling really good the first half of the season. Then came January 5th, a match against Leyton Orient saw our star striker go down for the season with damage to his cruciate ligaments. A huge blow for our team but this meant Keston Williams would be back in the starting role. One month later we were struck again with terrible news... this time Keston went down with a broken foot and would miss the next 3 months. Down 2 strikers saw us drop down the table and coming to the tail end of the season there was very much the possibility of missing out on the playoffs. Luckily we did enough to secure our place in the playoffs. Keston was almost back in time for our first round clash against Burton but he was not ready. Our team rose to the occasion and we dispatched Burton with a 4-2 win to book ourselves a spot in the final. Here we would face Accrington and Keston was fit enough to get a start. It was a hard fought battle but we did it! We finally got our promotion to League 1!

Cups - Probably our best overall cup performances so far. Not bothered about the EFL Cup but we won our first game in it this year but losing in the next round. FA Cup we only made it to the third round but we faced Chelsea which boosted our gate money, shame it wasn't away. EFL Trophy we made it all the way to the Southern Semi Final where we narrowly lost away to Plymouth.

Transfers - Broke our record for highest transfer fee received with our sale of Monemvasiotis to Preston. After refusing a transfer request from some clubs he became completely unprofessional and skipped practice a few times. Also sold Adrian for a good chunk of money, both of whom I had signed on a free at the start of the season.

Finances - We made it out of the red...barley, not enough for us to do anything with but hopefully we can fill up our stadium now that we are in League 1 and get some new sponsorship deals to go along with the TV money we will get.

Career History:

Season League Position FA Cup Notes Top Scorer
2019/20 VNS 7th 2nd Qual. Round Made playoffs Zane Banton (27)
2020/21 VNS 1st 2nd Round Champions! Zane Banton (42)
2021/22 VNL 6th 2nd Round Made playoffs Zane Banton (36)
2022/23 VNL 13th 3rd Round Very inconsistent Zane Banton (17)
2023/24 VNL 7th 1st Round Promotion! Rob Harvey (18)
2024/25 L2 5th 1st Round Lost playoff final Zane Banton (16)
2025/26 L2 5th 1st Round Lost playoffs Keston Williams (12)
2026/27 L2 5th 3rd Round Promotion! Keston Williams (13)

Club Information:

2019/20 3600 427 Poor Poor 0 Minimal Fairly basic
2020/21 3600 556 Poor Poor 0 Minimal Fairly basic
2021/22 4600 835 Poor Poor 0 Minimal Fairly basic
2022/23 4600 786 Poor Poor 0 Minimal Fairly basic
2023/24 4600 1024 Poor Poor 0 Minimal Fairly basic
2024/25 6100 1453 Poor Poor 0 Minimal Fairly basic
2025/26 6100 1699 Basic Basic 4 Fairly basic Fairly basic
2026/27 6100 1807 Basic Basic 4 Fairly basic Fairly basic

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Redditch United FC

Skybet Championship - 2032/33

 

League Table - A good showing all things considered. The last third of the season was just brutal though. If it weren't for the hot start we would likely have been battling relegation.

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Cups - Not good. Always next year?

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 Finances/Transfers - Now getting to the stage where our finances are swelling. Dornan was a great player for us but the board sold him due to the big money being offered. Undoubtedly that was a huge factor in our late season collapse.

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Youth - Slowly but surely starting to breed some high quality players here.

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Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy   Notes
2019/20 Vanarama North 6th 3QF 3rd Round   Promoted via playoffs. Won MOTY
2020/21 Vanarama National 19th 4QF 3rd Round   Survived Relegation
2021/22 Vanarama National 22nd 1st Round 4th Round   Relegated
2022/23 Vanarama North 13th 2nd Round 1st Round   Lost away to Bradford 1-3 in FA cup
2023/24 Vanarama North 10th 4QF 2nd Round   n/a
2024/25 Vanarama North 6th 4QF 3QF   Promoted via playoffs.
2025/26 Vanarama National 19th 2nd Round 1st Round   Survived Relegation
2026/27 Vanarama National 7th 2nd Round 3rd Round   Lost in playoffs
2027/28 Vanarama National 9th 1st Round 4th Round   n/a
2028/29 Vanarama National 10th 2nd Round 3rd Round   Mid Table
2029/30 Vanarama National 5th 3rd Round 1st Round   Promoted via playoffs.
Season League Position FA Cup Carabao Cup Checkatrade Trophy Notes
2030/31 Skybet League 1 1st 5th Round 3rd Round 3rd Round Promotion. Won MOTY
2031/32 Skybet League 2 2nd 3rd Round 2nd Round Group Stages Automatic promotion. Won MOTY
2032/33 Skybet championship 12th 3rd Round 1st Round N/A n/a

 

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Kings Langley - Premier League - 2031/32

Last season we just missed out on Champions League qualification, so that was the aim for this season.

League Table - once again, we just missed out on the top four.

Carabao Cup - we blew a 2-0 lead in the cup final!

FA Cup - Spurs were just too good for us at Wembley.

UEFA Europa League - we had a good run, but made a mess of the crucial home leg.

Squad - the squad is getting close to the ideal balance.

Transfers - a lot of action, which may have halted our progress.

Finances - a loss, but nothing to worry about.

Key Player Profiles:

Vladimir Govedarica - the new signing was our top scorer, but hopefully there's more to come.

Allan Jakobsen - an amazing keeper.

Josef Mikolajczak - an excellent new signing.

Stuart Ewen - a brilliant defender.

Kevin Walton - the youth product had a decent season.

Career Overview:

Season      League                       Position     Achievements
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2019/20     National League South        4th          Playoff semi finalists
2020/21     National League South        8th          
2021/22     National League South        10th          
2022/23     National League South        5th          Playoff winners
2023/24     National League              11th           
2024/25     National League              8th     
2025/26     National League              1st          Promoted as champions
2026/27     League Two                   1st          Promoted as champions, EFL Trophy winners
2027/28     League One                   1st          Promoted as champions
2028/29     Championship                 1st          Promoted as champions
2029/30     Premier League               8th          
2030/31     Premier League               5th          
2031/32     Premier League               5th          League Cup finalists
Next Season:

Registration for the Europa League caused a major problem due to the number of foreigners, but I just can't find local players good enough for the first team. Hopefully we can have another go with the current squad and qualify for the Champions League.

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Kingstonian FC

Vanarama South 19/20

 

A great first season after a slow start we raced to the title and didn't really look in too much doubt for most of the season.  Was hoping for a good cup run to help cure the fact that we are about £200k in the red but unfortunately could only reach the 4th qualifying round before losing to Eastleigh.  Didn't offer much in the FA Trophy either and lost in the first round to Welling.  We were very busy with transfers and pretty much built a new squad, although a couple of the existing players were amongst our best such as Muhammadu Faal and David Fitzpatrick.

Already made some nice signings for our first year in the Vanarama National but we are in desperate need of a cup run to clear our debts.

Manager Profile

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League Table

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Transfers

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Key Players

Jonathan Afolabi:  Former Southampton striker was our top scorer.

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Dylan Duncan: Former Spurs midfielder was our key creator in the centre of midfield

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Faal: As mentioned earlier, was already at the club and was a great asset as an inside forward on the left.

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2026/27

Table | Transfers | Squad

 

Started quite poorly but picked without really getting a consistent good run going. As a result spent most of the season in midtable with a late run not good enough to make the playoffs.

Cups - disappointing, lost at home to L2 Port vale in the league cup, knocked out by VNL in the 2nd rd of the FA Cup after beating L1 Burton away. Didn't come close to winning a checkatrade cup match.

Finances decreased a lot due to the higher expenses of L2 even though attendances rose slightly to 2555 which was negatively impacted by playing in Crawley's stadium for 4 months.

The defense was again pretty poor although i signed Westney and Ryder to bolster it. In midfield Klass was able to step up and Watts was fantastic as the season went on. My main 2 strikers also seemed to have no issues in the league with Dongda He getting back to scoring ways after a few lean years.

 

2027/28

Table | Transfers | Squad

 

Again made a poor start before picking up to get into midtable. Fell off a cliff in the 2nd half of the season getting just 9 points from 18 games to finish just above relegation. Didn't seem able to create chances or score them if they came.

Cups - lost to championship Derby in the league cup and L1 Preston in the FA cup which were tough draws. Won a few checkatrade matches to make the 2nd rd.

Finances - Sold a few players which enabled me to get the board to improve the training facilities up to adequate standard.  Otherwise the finances continued to fall with the club ending up in the red for teh first time in years.

Watts had a  minimum fee release clause of 250K which several clubs activated and he choose to go to Motherwell which had a real impact on the squad as i was unable to bring in any signings who were better than what i had.

The squad generally was quite poor with all areas failing, no players really stood out although Bevis did well in what was his first prolonged run in the squad.

Season       League           Position      FA Cup           FA Trophy           Achievements/Notes               
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2019/20   Vanarama South        7th        4th Q Round       2nd Round               Playoffs 
2020/21   Vanarama South        1st        1st Round         3rd Q Round             League Winners, Promotion 
2021/22   Vanarama National     10th       2nd Round         2nd Round               None
2022/23   Vanarama National     13th       1st Round         4th Round               None
2023/24   Vanarama National     15th       1st Round         Final                   FA Trophy finalists
2024/25   Vanarama National     12th       1st Round         1st Round               None
2025/26   Vanarama National     3rd        2nd Round         2nd Round               Playoff winners, Promotion
 
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2026/27     League 2        10th       2nd Round          1st Round          1st Round               None
2027/28     League 2        22nd       1st Round          1st Round          2nd Round               None

 

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Kings Langley - Premier League - 2032/33

Once again, last season we just missed out on Champions League qualification but this time the squad I had was far stronger.

League Table - it came down to our game in hand after Chelsea had played their last game, which we narrowly won 2-1.

Carabao Cup - we came up against strong opposition early on, which is no good when I want to rotate the squad.

FA Cup - this was a surprise as my strongest team was beaten by Wolves.

UEFA Europa League - we looked unstoppable, apart from the team we beat 6-2 in the group had other ideas.

Squad - we shouldn't need many new signings as the squad is really well balanced.

Transfers - I spent big on two key players.

Finances - an excellent profit.

Key Player Profiles:

Bright Abdullahi - the big money signing has a bright future.

Daniel Lawal - I had been trying to sign him for about three years, hence the huge fee.

Dominik Havel - an absolute bargain at £2.5m.

Josef Mikolajczak - an outstanding winger.

Filip Maes - I wouldn't have signed Lawal if I'd known how good Maes was going to get.

Career Overview:

Season      League                       Position     Achievements
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2019/20     National League South        4th          Playoff semi finalists
2020/21     National League South        8th          
2021/22     National League South        10th          
2022/23     National League South        5th          Playoff winners
2023/24     National League              11th           
2024/25     National League              8th     
2025/26     National League              1st          Promoted as champions
2026/27     League Two                   1st          Promoted as champions, EFL Trophy winners
2027/28     League One                   1st          Promoted as champions
2028/29     Championship                 1st          Promoted as champions
2029/30     Premier League               8th          
2030/31     Premier League               5th          
2031/32     Premier League               5th          League Cup finalists
2032/33     Premier League               1st          Europa League finalists
Next Season:

Missing out in a European cup final was heartbreaking, but clinching the league title was an unexpected result. Next season we get to make our Champions league debut. 

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Scarborough Athletic Season Review 25/26

Table | Squad | Tactics | Transfers | Finances

"Scarborough had been expected to be relegation certainties heading into the season and things went exactly as anticipated with The Seadogs ultimately succumbing to the drop.

The Seadogs got off to a terrible start, dropping from 4th to 16th, and somewhat surprisingly found themselves relegated."

 

Competitions Summary

We got off to such a good start, and we were sitting in 4th place after beating Chelmsford 3-1 at the start of October. However, a rot quickly set in; I changed the tactics to accommodate the signings of Aaron Groves and Bob Lewis who, on paper at least, are two of our better players. In hindsight, that was a terrible decision, as we slowly but surely suffered loss after loss, and won just 3 more times after that win against Chelmsford. What made the form even worse was that we weren't just losing; we were getting hammered. The nadir of the run was an embarrassing 9-1 defeat at home to Hartlepool at the beginning of April, and, while we were mathematically still capable of saving ourselves, it was at that point I realised we deserved to go down. 

In the cups, we did okay. We beat Southport 2-1 at home in the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round, and we got drawn against Nottingham Forest in the 1st Round. We played very well, and it took them to score in the 92nd minute to deny us a replay. We lost 1-0 to Barrow in the FA Trophy after extra time, which was a poor result seeing as Barrow were a division below us. 

Squad and Transfers

Aaron Connolly and Darnell Mintus were two players I had high hopes for, and did as I expected, being involved in 33 of our goals this season. Other players who deserve a mention are Adam Cotton, who we signed on loan from Scunthorpe for the second season in a row and was our first choice left back (sadly, Sam Muggleton left during the season as he was unhappy with the lack of first team football), Joao Rangel, and Dean Colbert, a loan signing from Bolton (who appears to have lost his face). No one else really made enough of an impact to warrant a bit of a more in depth look, to be honest. At the moment, the squad is very bloated, so I will be releasing many players to try and rebuild for next season. 

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2019/20 | VNLN   |   9th    | 3rd QR |  3rd QR   | Expected to finish 21st, finished 9th
2020/21 | VNLN   |   17th   | 2nd QR |  3rd QR   | Expected to finish 22nd, finished 17th
2021/22 | VNLN   |   7th    | 2nd QR |  1st Rnd  | Expected to finish 22nd, finished 7th, lost in Playoff Final
2022/23 | VNLN   |   15th   | 3rd QR |  3rd QR   | Expected to finish 20th, finished 15th
2023/24 | VNLN   |   2nd    | 4th QR |  2nd Rnd  | Expected to finish 20th, finished 2nd, promoted via playoffs
2024/25 | VNLN   |   20th   | 4th QR |  1st Rnd  | Expected to finish 24th, finished 20th, avoided relegation
2025/26 | VNLN   |   23rd   | 1st R  |  1st Rnd  | Expected to finish 24th, finished 23rd, relegated

 

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Redditch United FC

Skybet Championship - 2033/34

League Table - What a fantastic season. We had a wobble near the end but managed to pull through in the end and unfortunate not to win the league. We managed 2nd comfortably in the end and secured promotion to the riches of the premier league.

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Cups - A good run in the Carabao but we ultimately came up against big league opposition in the end in both competitions.

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Finances/Transfers - We are now building a new stadium. Things are looking up for the club!

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Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy   Notes
2019/20 Vanarama North 6th 3QF 3rd Round   Promoted via playoffs. Won MOTY
2020/21 Vanarama National 19th 4QF 3rd Round   Survived Relegation
2021/22 Vanarama National 22nd 1st Round 4th Round   Relegated
2022/23 Vanarama North 13th 2nd Round 1st Round   Lost away to Bradford 1-3 in FA cup
2023/24 Vanarama North 10th 4QF 2nd Round   n/a
2024/25 Vanarama North 6th 4QF 3QF   Promoted via playoffs.
2025/26 Vanarama National 19th 2nd Round 1st Round   Survived Relegation
2026/27 Vanarama National 7th 2nd Round 3rd Round   Lost in playoffs
2027/28 Vanarama National 9th 1st Round 4th Round   n/a
2028/29 Vanarama National 10th 2nd Round 3rd Round   Mid Table
2029/30 Vanarama National 5th 3rd Round 1st Round   Promoted via playoffs.
Season League Position FA Cup Carabao Cup Checkatrade Trophy Notes
2030/31 Skybet League 1 1st 5th Round 3rd Round 3rd Round Promotion. Won MOTY
2031/32 Skybet League 2 2nd 3rd Round 2nd Round Group Stages Automatic promotion. Won MOTY
2032/33 Skybet Championship 12th 3rd Round 1st Round N/A n/a
2033/34 Skybet Championship 2nd 4th Round Semi-Final N/A Promotion. Won MOTY

 

 

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Dorking Wanderers

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Season 9 - 2027/28

 

League -  First year in League 1 and from my past experiences in FM I felt we could be a mid table team and if we had some good runs we could have an outside shot for a play off spot. And that is exactly what happened, the first few months of the season we had to fight for everything while we adjusted to the new level of talent we were facing. We weren't in any danger but we still struggled more than we we did good. However, come Christmas time we flipped a switch and we started playing to a higher standard and put on a very good second half of the season. If we played like that all year we would have been fighting for automatic promotion. This year we settled for 6th place which we only got thanks to winning our last game and the 3 teams ahead of us drawing or losing. However, this year it was not meant to be and we lost to Bury in the playoffs. This season was very good and something we will look to build on next year and push for promotion. In the long run it is better we did not get promoted right away because we simply are not near a Championship caliber squad. We had another takeover this season which saw ownership change to the fans so I guess we won't be getting the sugar daddy treatment anytime soon. The takeover was great timing because we were not looking good financially and our balance was reset. We still have about a 1 million dollar loan we are paying off but we are looking much better than previous years.

Cups - Not much going on this year, will look to improve next year

Transfers - Got some good loan players in this year that helped us since we don't have the budget for these types of players yet.

Finances - As mentioned earlier we are doing better financially and should build on this next year. I completed my Continental A license and just started my Pro license as well.

Career History:

Season League Position FA Cup Notes Top Scorer
2019/20 VNS 7th 2nd Qual. Round Made playoffs Zane Banton (27)
2020/21 VNS 1st 2nd Round Champions! Zane Banton (42)
2021/22 VNL 6th 2nd Round Made playoffs Zane Banton (36)
2022/23 VNL 13th 3rd Round Very inconsistent Zane Banton (17)
2023/24 VNL 7th 1st Round Promotion! Rob Harvey (18)
2024/25 L2 5th 1st Round Lost playoff final Zane Banton (16)
2025/26 L2 5th 1st Round Lost playoffs Keston Williams (12)
2026/27 L2 5th 3rd Round Promotion! Keston Williams (13)
2027/28 L1 6th 1st Round Made playoffs Keston Williams (17)

Club Information:

Season Stadium Avg Attendance Training Facilities Youth Facilities Youth Level Junior Coaching Youth Recruitment
2019/20 3600 427 Poor Poor 0 Minimal Fairly basic
2020/21 3600 556 Poor Poor 0 Minimal Fairly basic
2021/22 4600 835 Poor Poor 0 Minimal Fairly basic
2022/23 4600 786 Poor Poor 0 Minimal Fairly basic
2023/24 4600 1024 Poor Poor 0 Minimal Fairly basic
2024/25 6100 1453 Poor Poor 0 Minimal Fairly basic
2025/26 6100 1699 Basic Basic 4 Fairly basic Fairly basic
2026/27 6100 1807 Basic Basic 4 Fairly basic Fairly basic
2027/28 6100 2494 Basic Basic 4 Fairly basic Fairly basic

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Redditch United FC

Barclays Premier League - 2034/35

League Table - Absolutely dreadful start to the campaign but we were brutally unlucky in most of the early games. Think we went in a run of 8 straight games with a penalty against us.

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Cups - Not much you can do here. Tough draws.

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Finances/Transfers - The EPL riches are great for the club. We were able to sign some quality players

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Players - Some great signings here. Sosa in particular is a key part of my system.

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Youth 

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Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy   Notes
2019/20 Vanarama North 6th 3QF 3rd Round   Promoted via playoffs. Won MOTY
2020/21 Vanarama National 19th 4QF 3rd Round   Survived Relegation
2021/22 Vanarama National 22nd 1st Round 4th Round   Relegated
2022/23 Vanarama North 13th 2nd Round 1st Round   Lost away to Bradford 1-3 in FA cup
2023/24 Vanarama North 10th 4QF 2nd Round   n/a
2024/25 Vanarama North 6th 4QF 3QF   Promoted via playoffs.
2025/26 Vanarama National 19th 2nd Round 1st Round   Survived Relegation
2026/27 Vanarama National 7th 2nd Round 3rd Round   Lost in playoffs
2027/28 Vanarama National 9th 1st Round 4th Round   n/a
2028/29 Vanarama National 10th 2nd Round 3rd Round   Mid Table
2029/30 Vanarama National 5th 3rd Round 1st Round   Promoted via playoffs.
Season League Position FA Cup Carabao Cup Checkatrade Trophy Notes
2030/31 Skybet League 1 1st 5th Round 3rd Round 3rd Round Promotion. Won MOTY
2031/32 Skybet League 2 2nd 3rd Round 2nd Round Group Stages Automatic promotion. Won MOTY
2032/33 Skybet Championship 12th 3rd Round 1st Round N/A n/a
2033/34 Skybet Championship 2nd 4th Round Semi-Final N/A Promotion. Won MOTY
2034/35 Premier League 13th 3rd Round 4th Round N/A n/a

 

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Hendon FC 2019-2020

One last try this year, this time with Hendon FC. 

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Club History

Decided to try a London club this time.  Didn't have a great season by any means, scoring the fewest goals in the league, but we survived, finishing 19th, 4 points out of relegation.

League Table

Never were higher than 17th, but never really went on any prolonged slumps either. We were draw machines with 16 on the season including 6 in a row at one point.

We won our first FA Cup game comfortably 2-0 over Aveley. We then drew our next game 1-1 at Chesham United before falling 2-3 in the replay when fixture congestion caught up to us.

In the FA Trophy, we won our first game at home over the worst team in the league, East Thurrock, but then fell 0-1 at home to the second worst team, Gosport.

Key Players

MC John Lyons was the biggest reason I chose Hendon. Only turned 17 halfway through the season but such an engine in the midfield. Still trying to figure out the best way to use him, probably best suited as a box to box in a midfield 3.

ST Ricky German was our leading scorer with 13 goals, I had issues getting him proper service. Could do great with a targetman next to him I think but I'll likely be losing him as I can't meet his wage demands currently.

DC Luke Tingey was our most consistent defender. Awfully short at only 5'8" but was usually in the right place. I may move him into a defensive midfielder role this next season.

Finances

Doing okay financially, just barely in the red to end the season and no cash injections necessary during the season. Evidently our stadium isn't quite up to the league standard, 85 seats short, but our board postponed the league required expansion.

Looking Ahead

We survived the first season, that's always a challenge for me. I'm pretty happy with what I have in place in defense currently and have some solid young midfielders. Need to totally revamp our attack though. I used a 4-4-1-1 most of the season but might switch to narrow formation to take advantage of our strength in the midfield and current lack of effective wide players.

Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy   Notes
2019/20 Vanarama South 19th 3QF 1st Round   Survived
 

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Redditch United FC

Barclays Premier League - 2035/36

 

Key Players - 

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Midfield - ThanDM.thumb.png.258040f4804cab5a875ec46b2a93dbba.png

 

Forwards - BaileyLW.thumb.png.6f6dc70d241cffc08428703a10f7745d.png VandiarST.thumb.png.ed61baee1a0ab18d6b8b84e69b4295b3.png

 

League Table - We were absolutely fantastic , coming roaring in and winning the first 19 games of the league season. We managed to hold on and capture a stunning league crown. We were undefeated at home. 

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Cups - More disappointment albeit we had tough draws in the cup.

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Finances/Transfers - 

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Youth - 

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Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy   Notes
2019/20 Vanarama North 6th 3QF 3rd Round   Promoted via playoffs. Won MOTY
2020/21 Vanarama National 19th 4QF 3rd Round   Survived Relegation
2021/22 Vanarama National 22nd 1st Round 4th Round   Relegated
2022/23 Vanarama North 13th 2nd Round 1st Round   Lost away to Bradford 1-3 in FA cup
2023/24 Vanarama North 10th 4QF 2nd Round   n/a
2024/25 Vanarama North 6th 4QF 3QF   Promoted via playoffs.
2025/26 Vanarama National 19th 2nd Round 1st Round   Survived Relegation
2026/27 Vanarama National 7th 2nd Round 3rd Round   Lost in playoffs
2027/28 Vanarama National 9th 1st Round 4th Round   n/a
2028/29 Vanarama National 10th 2nd Round 3rd Round   Mid Table
2029/30 Vanarama National 5th 3rd Round 1st Round   Promoted via playoffs.
Season League Position FA Cup Carabao Cup Checkatrade Trophy Notes
2030/31 Skybet League 1 1st 5th Round 3rd Round 3rd Round Promotion. Won MOTY
2031/32 Skybet League 2 2nd 3rd Round 2nd Round Group Stages Automatic promotion. Won MOTY
2032/33 Skybet Championship 12th 3rd Round 1st Round N/A n/a
2033/34 Skybet Championship 2nd 4th Round Semi-Final N/A Promotion. Won MOTY
2034/35  Premier League 13th 3rd Round 4th Round N/A n/a
2035/36 Premier League 1st 5th Round 3rd Round N/A Won League , MOTY
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TAMWORTH F.C. Season 2021/22

Sky Bet League Two

Final Position 1st

It was un  unbelievable season, we destroyed the league with an amazing point record of 119. I wanted promotion but did not expected such an easy season, we were really good from the start and by the end of february we had already won promotion (results 1 & 2).

We also had a very good run in the cups, only losing to premier league sides Wolves (in the carabao cup) and Arsenal (FA cup). The Arsenal game was heartbreaking, we were 2-0 up after 30 mins, but we ended losing 3-2 with a 93rd minute goal. We had our 93rd minute revenge in the Checkatrade Trophy semifinal when we scored the winner against Wimbledon and then went to Wembley to win the trophy!!

I finally spent some money in the transfer market as I paid the compensation for a newgen that i found at Boreham Wood (they had some sort of golden generation youth intake as there were 3 or 4 very good newgens).

 

Season

League

Position

FA Cup

FA Trophy

Carabao CUP

Checkatrade Trophy

Notes

2019/20

Vanarama North

1th

2nd Round

3QF

 

 

Promoted. Won MOTY

2020/21

Vanarama National

1th

2nd Round

2nd Round

 

 

Promoted. Won MOTY

2021/22

League 2

1th

5th Round

 

4th Round

Won

Promoted. Won MOTY

 

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Stalybridge Celtic Season 6 2024/25

League 1

 League Table - I don’t think I have ever had a season like this before.  6 Games into the season, I announced to the Dafuge chat group on steam that I was in the middle of a relegation battle. By round 13 I was dead last with 8 points.  Fans were criticizing for not changing my tactics despite the poor form.  Most games had a similar pattern, would concede early then have the majority of chances and higher amount of possession than my opponent but still lose.  That all changed with a 3 – 3 draw away at Milwall which was followed by a 4 – 2 win where we created 31 chances to 14. We went on a 13 league game winning streak demolishing teams and ended up getting the unbeaten in 20 games achievement from it.  That took us into the playoff zone and we looked good for an automatic promotion spot until round 38 where some key injuries took its toll. Up until now we had only drawn 3 games so it was pretty much win or lose but then drew 5 out of the last 7 games to missing out on auto promotion. In the first game away of play offs, we were down 2 – 0 but managed to come back and win 3 – 2.  The return leg at home we were up 2 – 0 and were cruising until we conceded 2 but managed to hold on.  The play off final was pretty straight forward, up 2 – 0 and only conceded late on for a 2 -1 win.

Definitely a lesson learnt for me, I overdid the free incoming loans which unbalanced the team at the start of the season so it was like throwing strangers on the park.  Will have to rebuild the squad for next year but ive so far managed to sign quite a few of my loans permanently for next season so they should know each other’s names at least.

Past Positions    Transfers    Players    Finances

Had my best performance in the FA Cup to date reaching the heights of the 3rd round.  I drew my 2nd round tie against another L1 opposition and with the fixtures drawing the winner of the replay against Liverpool away, I fielded my best team and won quite comfortable (game was amongst my turn of fortunes).  Although getting plummeted by Liverpool 6-1, the 950k gate income helped the board approve my training facilities upgrade.

Finances were great this year, on the eve of the season I sold my prior year starting striker for 500k with his min release clause being triggered.  Was happy with that as I already had signed replacement however my starting left winger’s min release clause was also triggered for 500k which left me short. Managed to get the board to upgrade a few things so took full advantage of the new funds.  We also saw an influx of cash coming from both the Liverpool FA cup game and the play off final.

Looking forward to what the Championship has in store for us with a 2m transfer budget and a 60k weekly budget, have some decent options lined up to come in on free transfers so the aim will be middle table and hopefully push on for a play off spot.

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Kingstonian FC

Vanarama South 20/21

 

In short we bottled it, went into the final game top by 3 points but with a worse goal difference so knew a point in our final game against 4th place Wrexham would seal the title and a 2nd successive promotion for us.  We lost 3-0, faced Wrexham again in the playoffs and lost again :D  We did get a much needed FA cup run although never got that mega away draw we needed I can't complain too much.  Knocking out league one Fleetwood, league 2 cambridge, Championship Norwich before becoming unstuck after extra time against Championship Sheffield Wednesday.  Wa enough to clear our debts and get a slightly improved budget for next season, I already think our squad is much much better now so we should be aiming for the title.

 

League Table

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Transfers

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Key Players

Alex Samuel:  Former Swansea striker, can't argue with 29 goals for the season

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Jordan Garrick:  Class on loan from Portsmouth.  He's just been released but unfortunately wants way too much money to join permanently 

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Cup Run:  The heartbreak of extra time

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Folkestone Invicta 2025-26 Season Overview

Prem- Champions

Carabao Cup - Quarter-final - knocked out by Man U

FA Cup - 4th round - knocked out by Man U (again!)

Champions League - Winners - Beat Real Madrid 3-2 in the final (late goal in extra time!)

I've been doing this challenge for quite a few years now and never really got close to completing it. So I'm not sure quite how I've managed to do it in only my second season in the Prem. We started really strong and basically went all out attack all season. Lots of teams underestimated us i guess and we were able to shock a lot of people, particularly in Europe, we had an insane route in the Champions League but i refused to go defensive and somehow managed to outgun everyone on the way to clinching the title. We also somehow managed to hold on to claim the prem in a season where none of the other teams seemed to be able to be consistent enough to mount a challenge, it went right down to the wire but we just needed to equal or better Liverpools result on the last day and we held our nerve whilst they got beaten by Man City. I also survived a board takeover and managed to hold on to most of my best players. Finances look solid going into the new season and I'm going to strengthen and see if i can retain the titles i won this season.

Last season we went old-school high press counter-attacking 442, i don't really understand why it worked so well and tbh it felt at times like there was something broken in the ME to allow me to go toe to toe with the big guns of Europe. This coming season I'm going to rebuild and try to move to a back 3 system and see if i can get that to work.

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Thanks, I've never been to a game at Folkestone but I have seen the ground and it is reasonably close to where I live 😃

But I really don't understand how it's happened... The main thing I've done differently this time around is target hard working and high determination players rather than looking at other attributes and then really pushing a high intensity, high press counter based tactic. It's not pretty and we miss a bucketful of chances every game but enough seemed to have gone in to make the difference. Most games I'm having 20-30 shots on goal... 

I've got a horrible feeling that the wheels are going to come off soon though... All my 30k pw players are now demanding 100k plus! And for a team who've just done the incredible double everyone seems super grumpy in pre-season. 

I think I'm now going to set myself the challenge of using only UK players and seeing if I can build a fully functional youth set-up. Whilst targeting at least 1 trophy a season. 😁

I'd be keen to see if I can do this with corrinthian-casuals if anyone has found them in their reloads yet?

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Alright lads, i'm getting involved in this but is the start date incorrect?  I've reloaded about 5 times before 24th and every time it's been the same promoted sides...

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Yeah, this is really weird.  Holidayed to 24th, no new teams, holiday to 25th and EVERY TIME it's Kettering, Kingstonian,Merthyr, Chesham, Farsley, Stalybridge.

 

What's going on?!

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For those about to start, I have posted the following in the Feedback Thread on the General Forum:

I have found a new bug in the game, that wasn't there in 19.2.3.

I like to play from the bottom tier of any given league and work my way up.  As a result, I holidayed in England until 24 June 2019 and saved.  I then holidayed for one day, seeing if any promoted teams interested me.  If not, I reload and holiday for a day again.  Usually, they change for each save and you keep going until you get a club you want.  Each and every occasion, the promoted teams are Warrington, Kettering, Lancaster, Hendon, Salisbury & Dorking Wanderers.  They never change.

So I tried with the Dutch league.  I holidayed for two seasons (as no relegation in the first season) and each and every time I reload, I get Rijnburgse Boys.

So, is this a bug?  Or do you now simulate the results for the non visible tiers so no matter how often you reload, the promoted teams are fixed?

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Yeah, this is really weird.  Holidayed to 24th, no new teams, holiday to 25th and EVERY TIME it's Kettering, Kingstonian,Merthyr, Chesham, Farsley, Stalybridge.

 

What's going on?!

It is a bug unique to 19.3.0.  Use the 19.1 database if you want to start now.  Otherwise SI will look into it.  I have reported it.

I say bug, I have asked for clarification if they now simulate the results for non visible tiers during the season.  I doubt they do, but if they do, then the promoted clubs will never change.

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Scarborough Athletic 2026/27 Season Review

"Scarborough had been expected to settle comfortably into mid-table obscurity heading into the season and things went exactly as planned.

The Seadogs slipped to 22nd during a particularly woeful run and it was only a subsequent return to form that eventually saw them climb the table and finish where many had them expected to."

League Table | Squad | Tactics | Transfers | Finances

Competitions Summary

On the face of things, it was a fairly unspectacular season; a respectable mid table finish and a solid showing in the cups. Dig a little bit deeper however, and it was far from unspectacular. If anything, it was the exact opposite. We're all familiar with the phrase "a game of two halves", well, this really was a season of two halves. We lost 18 matches in the league; an incredible 15 of those came in the first 21 matches. It got to a stage where the board gave me an ultimatum: if I didn't pick up 8 points from 5 matches, I was being given my P45. How I wasn't fired sooner was beyond me as at one stage, we were 8 points from safety. After the board gave me my final warning, I changed the tactics from a 4-3-3 which simply wasn't working to the 4-4-2 tactic I'm currently using. My goal of 8 points from 5 matches started off with a 2-0 win over Barrow. This was followed up by a 4-1 defeat to Grantham, a 2-1 win over FC United and a 3-1 defeat to Braintree. This left us with 6 points from 4 matches, meaning I had to win the next match to save my job. That next match was a win away to 5th place Solihull Moors. No pressure. To my astonishment and delight, though, we won 1-0, and after the match, I received a message from the board saying that they were delighted I met the target and had full faith in me to continue managing the side. That win sparked a run of just 1 defeat in over the rest of the season, which included some fantastic wins such as a 5-2 win at home to Altrincham, a 5-0 win away to Hemel Hempstead, and the highlight of the season, a 4-0 dismantling of Chorley in their own back yard, a stunning result seeing as Chorley waltzed to the league title. I worked out that if we had the same form in the first half of the season as we did in the second half, we would have finished 2nd on 82 points.

In spite of our early season woes in the league, we did quite well in the FA Cup. We won 5-0 away to Bishop's Stortford, beat Stourbridge 4-2 after extra time at home, beat Bradford PA 1-0 away, before Doncaster Rovers proved too strong for us in the 1st Round, beating us 5-0. We didn't do as well in the FA Trophy, losing 3-0 away to Stockport in a replay in the 1st Round, but I'm not too concerned about the FA Trophy, to be honest.

Squad and Transfers

Unlike last season, we have 6 players worthy of a mention:

  • Shane Stratton: Signed as a free agent, he scored 11 goals in 19 league appearances, assisting twice and getting two player of the match awards. He finished with a 7.20 average rating. Contracted up until the end of next season, I'm looking forward to see how he does over a full season.
  • John O'Neil: A loan signing from Scunthorpe, I signed him as I had no out-and-out left midfielder. Despite being rated as a solid player for a Regional Prem Div side, he scored once and assisted 4 goals, finishing up with an average rating of 7.19. His form tailed off a bit in the last few matches, but he's only 19, so that's to be expected. His contract at Scunthorpe is up at the end of the season so I may try and sign him if he is released. If not, I'll see if they're willing to loan him again.
  • Derek Lowson: One of the few bright lights in the darkness of the first half of the season who made 5 appearances for Sunderland in the Championship, he was arguably the star of the season despite being the third best rated player overall. One goal, 6 assists and 7 POTM awards means the fans already love him. My one concern is that my AssMan thinks he's pretty much at this potential despite him being only 24, so I think the left back position may need to be revisited soon.
  • Wil Pearson: Like Lowson, another player who was able to hold his head high throughout the first half of the season. His prowess from free kicks and aggressive ball winning skills saw him score 9 goals in the league, make 4 assists, win 3 POTM awards and finish with a 7.05 average.
  • Jack Middleton: Signed as a more attacking option than Diego Lattie, who was unable to shift him from the RB spot and eventually left fot Halifax. While he didn't contribute at all in terms of assists, he did score 3 goals, one less than Lattie scored in his 4 seasons at the club. I'm hoping for more assist-wise next season, but an average rating of 7.05 isn't bad by any means.
  • Mike Evans: Signed on a free as I needed some more quality in centre back, Evans won 83% of the headers he was involed in, and had a tackle success rate of 86%. He also contributed to three of our goals in the league this season, scoring twice and assisting the other. An average overall rating of 7.01 saw him just do enough to be worthy of a mention.

 

Season  | League | Position | FA Cup | FA Trophy | Trophies/Milestones
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2019/20 | VNLN   |   9th    | 3rd QR |  3rd QR   | Expected to finish 21st, finished 9th
2020/21 | VNLN   |   17th   | 2nd QR |  3rd QR   | Expected to finish 22nd, finished 17th
2021/22 | VNLN   |   7th    | 2nd QR |  1st Rnd  | Expected to finish 22nd, finished 7th, lost in Playoff Final
2022/23 | VNLN   |   15th   | 3rd QR |  3rd QR   | Expected to finish 20th, finished 15th
2023/24 | VNLN   |   2nd    | 4th QR |  2nd Rnd  | Expected to finish 20th, finished 2nd, promoted via playoffs
2024/25 | VNLN   |   20th   | 4th QR |  1st Rnd  | Expected to finish 24th, finished 20th, avoided relegation
2025/26 | VNLN   |   23rd   | 1st R  |  1st Rnd  | Expected to finish 24th, finished 23rd, relegated
2026/27 | VNLN   |   13th   | 1st R  |  1st Rnd  | Expected to finish 14th, finished 13th

 

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I'm thinking that he went from Vanarama League North to Vanarama League National to Vanarama League North.  There's a promotion in there and both leagues could be shorten to VNLN.

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4 hours ago, DazRTaylor said:

It is a bug unique to 19.3.0.  Use the 19.1 database if you want to start now.  Otherwise SI will look into it.  I have reported it.

I say bug, I have asked for clarification if they now simulate the results for non visible tiers during the season.  I doubt they do, but if they do, then the promoted clubs will never change.

I found the teams change but instead saving the day before the season change, I saved on April 1st.  So, there may be some truth to the simulating the results for the non-visible tiers.

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13 hours ago, DazRTaylor said:

It is a bug unique to 19.3.0.  Use the 19.1 database if you want to start now.  Otherwise SI will look into it.  I have reported it.

I say bug, I have asked for clarification if they now simulate the results for non visible tiers during the season.  I doubt they do, but if they do, then the promoted clubs will never change.

Is it definitely unique to the 19.3.0 database (rather than the actual game itself)?

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13 hours ago, DazRTaylor said:

For those about to start, I have posted the following in the Feedback Thread on the General Forum:

I have found a new bug in the game, that wasn't there in 19.2.3.

I like to play from the bottom tier of any given league and work my way up.  As a result, I holidayed in England until 24 June 2019 and saved.  I then holidayed for one day, seeing if any promoted teams interested me.  If not, I reload and holiday for a day again.  Usually, they change for each save and you keep going until you get a club you want.  Each and every occasion, the promoted teams are Warrington, Kettering, Lancaster, Hendon, Salisbury & Dorking Wanderers.  They never change.

So I tried with the Dutch league.  I holidayed for two seasons (as no relegation in the first season) and each and every time I reload, I get Rijnburgse Boys.

So, is this a bug?  Or do you now simulate the results for the non visible tiers so no matter how often you reload, the promoted teams are fixed?

This could have a huge effect on the challenge, hopefully it is sorted soon.

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59 minutes ago, dafuge said:

This could have a huge effect on the challenge, hopefully it is sorted soon.

I've just started a new game on 13.0.0 database, to see if it's the updated game or the updated database messing it up.

 

If it's the former I think I'll just pick a team from the ones it's given me, probably much of a muchness once you get going.

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3 minutes ago, igrbls said:

I've just started a new game on 13.0.0 database, to see if it's the updated game or the updated database messing it up.

 

If it's the former I think I'll just pick a team from the ones it's given me, probably much of a muchness once you get going.

aye, bugger, same teams with 13.0.0 database selected.  annoying.

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First go on FM2019 as I waited for patch 3. Been looking forward to this as there are a number of teams I wanted to play as. Toss up between Scarborough and South Shields.. went for Scarborough. My mum lives there so I spend a lot of time there. I went to watch them play Bamber Bridge earlier in the season. Terrible standard (and I'm a Guiseley season ticket holder) not helped by an astroturf pitch. The picture in my background picture of Scarborough I took while I was there, the chaps walking down the hill are my mates.

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I have just posted this on the Feedback Thread:

So I have more information on this as I have been testing the game.

In England, if you holiday until 1 May 2019 and then save, then holiday to 25 June, the teams will be random each time and not fixed.  I firstly tried 1 April and they were random.  Then I tried 1 June and they were fixed.  So at sometime in May, they change from random to fixed.

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It took me a whole afternoon. Almost, almost gave up. Really started to hate Kingstonian. But i've got them in the end. So let's make it count.

For the first time since FC United was available, i'm trying this challenge again.

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Scarborough Athletic

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Conference National League North– 2019/20 – 4th

Squad

Transfers 

Overview

 An excellent first season saw us unlucky to go down to defeat away at Stockport in the playoff Semi Final. We lost out to a single goal despite registering 15 shots to Stockports 4. I am not too disappointed as first seasons can be difficult and it looks positive for next season. We also enjoyed a good run to the FA Cup 1st round. Memorably we beat top of conference national Chesterfield in the 4th qualifying round 3-0.

Financially we are pretty solid. We registered a profit of £150k for the year. Gate receipts are healthy for the level at 1500-2000 fans.

Key Players

Will Annan – Scottish inside forward scored 21 goals and added 18 assists despite being out of contract all season.

Dal Varesanovic – Young Austrian on loan from Liverpool. Scored 16 goals from midfield.

 Record

Season          League                          Position          Europe                        Achievements
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2019/20         Conference North                4th                                             Playoff Semi Finalists  

 

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On 04/03/2019 at 09:28, DazRTaylor said:

I have just posted this on the Feedback Thread:

So I have more information on this as I have been testing the game.

In England, if you holiday until 1 May 2019 and then save, then holiday to 25 June, the teams will be random each time and not fixed.  I firstly tried 1 April and they were random.  Then I tried 1 June and they were fixed.  So at sometime in May, they change from random to fixed.

Are we aware of whether this has been addressed in the latest patch yet?

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18 hours ago, DefinitelyTaylor said:

Are we aware of whether this has been addressed in the latest patch yet?

Not fixed yet.  I have an open bug report with SImon the bugs forum.

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So Now the update has dropped i am back for the rest of this game cycle. Was planning on going with Carshalton but with the current bug after the update i will just have to deal with Kingstonian. Glad i have been reunited with Muhammadu Faal who i had great success with at Dulwich Last season playing as an Inside Forward

 

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Scarborough Athletic

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Conference National League North– 2020/21 – 1st

Squad

Transfers

Overview

In our second season the league was won with an impressive 20 point margin on second place. We lead from the first week and never surrendered top spot. Using my usual approach of hoovering up the best of the youngsters released from top premier league clubs we strengthened the core we had last season. Hopefully next season we can keep up the momentum and push for promotion again. Financially we broke even for the season which isn’t bad as is my previous dafuge challenges the usual approach is to have to get out of non-league before too much money is haemoraged.

Key Players

Alex Kiwomya – ex-Chelsea inside forward scored 13 goals, almost a goal every other game from the wing.

Will Keane – Irish Striker scored 24 goals winning the player of the year and top goal scorer awards.

 

Record

Season          League                          Position          Europe                        Achievements
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2019/20         Conference North                4th                                             Playoff Semi Finalists  
2020/21         Conference North                1st                                             Promoted, Champions  

 

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Kingstonian FC

Vanarama National 21/22

 

After bottling it on the final day the previous season I looked at improving our squad to make sure we achieved promotion this season.  In the end we did it fairly easily and the title was never really in doubt.  We did bottle it in the cup a bit, throwing away a 3-1 lead to Hull to lose 4-3.

League Table

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Transfers

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Key Players

Ike Ugbo  Former Chelsea youngster was far too good for this level.

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Bright Osayi-Samuel  As mentioned earlier this guy was absolutely ridiculous cutting in from the left hand side.

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Giovanni McGregor: 13 goals from midfield from the former Norwich player

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Kingstonian FC

League Two 22/23

Got to be happy with this season as we made it back to back promotions for the first time on this save.  Was also the first season where we spent and made a bit of money, the biggest purchase being a promising left back from our landlords Leyton Orient.  Idris Kanu joined us on a free in October (he was sat uninterested on my shortlist for a while) and just dominated the league.  In the FA Cup we lost in the 3rd round to a 90th minute goal at Championship leaders Fulham.

League Table

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Transfers

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Key Players

Idris Kanu: Released from Aston Villa after a few loan spells away from them and he was just so fast and powerful, only joined in October but was the leagues top scorer.

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Bright Osayi-Samuel: Same as the last year, devastating cutting in from the left and still probably a level or 2 below where he belongs

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Nya Kirby: Dominant Central Midfielder signed after his release from Palace

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On 06/03/2019 at 12:19, Marty Juul said:

Giving this a shot with Nantwich Town after having just won the PL and CL with Telford.

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Redid this as the first one got a hard brexit. Now going with Chesham United as Nantwich didn't get promoted this time.

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Scarborough Athletic

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Conference National– 2021/22 – 1st

Squad

Transfers

Overview

A second promotion on the spin. This time it was not as straightforward as the previous year. Promotion as champions was not confirmed until the penultimate game and had started to look unlikely as form nosedived in the run in.

We started the season strongly with largely the same squad that won the Conference North by a massive margin last year. I had a healthy wage budget available to me but initially the players to improve the squad were not available. We were unbeaten in the first nine games however and things looked okay. Then we started playing badly, four defeats on the trot coupled with bad performances. This prompted me to look to transfers, seven new first team faces arrived by the end of October. Most of these were fringe players at Premier League clubs released in the summer but overlooked by other clubs. Key arrivals included playmaker Callum Gribbin (ex-Man United), Attacker Luke Bolton (ex-Man City) and centre-back Regan Poole (ex-Man United). Also adding experience was Ben Amos in goal who once provided cover at Man United.

Form improved straight away and we only dropped four points from the following 36 up to the end of December. Another player arrived in early December, inside forward Poveba proved to be the jewel in the crown scoring more than a goal every other game cutting in from the right wing. In all the front four players who all arrived mid-Season, all went on to score double figures. It was this combination of players that was key to success.

Despite good form in the later half of the season, we were run close for the title. We secured it with a seven point margin in the end but it didn’t feel that close. I had my eye on two away games in the final three against promotion rivals Hartlepool and Leyton Orient. Victories here were the key to the large margin but could easily have gone the other way.

Onwards to the football league!

Key Players

Ian Carlo Poveba – Arrived in October having been released by Man City and scored 14 goals in 25 games from the wing.

Callum Gribben – Released by Man United, Gribben arrived in October and the playmaker added double figures in goals and assists.

 

Record

Season          League                          Position          Europe                        Achievements
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2019/20         Conference North                4th                                             Playoff Semi Finalists  
2020/21         Conference North                1st                                             Promoted, Champions  
2021/22         Conference National             1st                                             Promoted, Champions  

 

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I'm going to give this a go this season - I've never completed it. Simming through at the moment.

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Kingstonian - Vanarama National South - Season 2019/20

Predicted to finish 13th - Final Position 1st

 

Vanarama National South Overview - Competitions - Squad View - Transfers - Finance - Season Awards - Season Review 

Manager Of The Season - Player Of The Season

 

Season League Postion FA Cup Europe Player Of The Season Top League Goalscorer Achievements Av Att Training Facilities Youth Facilities Youth Level Junior Coaching Youth Recruitment
2019/20 Vanarama National South 1st 4th Qual   Muhammadu Faal Muhammady Faal (17) Manager Of The Season, Champions 472 Basic Poor 0 Fairly Basic

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