Jump to content
Sports Interactive Community
BoxToBox

[FM19]A Colwyn Blows Through England...

Recommended Posts

Right oh, here with another save, had a bit of trouble settling into one this year, for some reason, hopefully this will be it.

Playing as Colwyn Bay, starting in the Northern Premier League Division One West, hell of a mouthful, but in short, eight tier.

Rules are pretty simple, will only sign players eligible to play for Wales, and ones who are but later declare for another country will be quickly dropped and sold. Basically the same as I tried with Merthyr Town last year, but starting a tier lower.

Youth Intake graduates will be exempt from this rule, as I'd hate to ditch someone who came through the ranks. Will count it ala Athletic Club and their current acceptance of players who've "had their football education" in the region.

1b69d35a706930a449d748c5097729cb.png4725dcc597a57dab9d0726c3bfa44157.png

Expected to finish 5th which ties in with board expectations of a playoff finish, so will have to perform right off the bat.

95a0748c8f7004f1069e6e62408fe897.png83f39d3bd5d8db7fb5cbcf5e6567b05a.png

These are the best players at the club.

Currently rated as having no (relatively) great prospects, but that might change once I sign an assistant manager to overview the squad.

fb6ae6d07c02fee67486362c534ceda5.png

This is the man undertaking the task of guiding Colwyn Bay forward.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How many eyes does Arthur have? Is he a pirate? What is his policy on grapefruit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, ManUtd1 said:

How many eyes does Arthur have? Is he a pirate? What is his policy on grapefruit?

At least four.

Not a pirate as far as I know, but they find out a new history for him every week.

Like all good men, he's a massive fan of them, for eating, making drinks, or as an effective projectile weapon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, BoxToBox said:

At least four.

Not a pirate as far as I know, but they find out a new history for him every week.

Like all good men, he's a massive fan of them, for eating, making drinks, or as an effective projectile weapon.

giphy.gif?cid=3640f6095bfb2cb5742f727a55

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://i.gyazo.com/1501dace240a64f3c7f70373fba53927.png

Pre-season was pretty excellent, mostly played awful nearby teams, but all we really wanted was a bit of fitness, and one of our CB's to start figuring out how to play left back since we have none of those. Time for a scour of the free agent market.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's already been 7 hours and you haven't won the Premier League? What's happened to you maaan?

 

Jokes aside, will be following! What formation are you using? Good ol' 4-3-3?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Goofan said:

It's already been 7 hours and you haven't won the Premier League? What's happened to you maaan?

 

Jokes aside, will be following! What formation are you using? Good ol' 4-3-3?

It's a terrible showing, no mistake! :lol:

At the minute, 4-3-1-2, don't have any reasonable wide mid/forwards. That should be only temporary, no idea what I could be using later on.

74131bb79bb52ec7b6916d580aa4f297.png

1 hour ago, DefinitelyTaylor said:

Will be following. We signed Colwyn's best player (Jack Hindle) in the Summer; so I'm very thankful to Colwyn for supplying us with a great player. :lol:

Cheers! Hopefully I'll get to keep our best players in future, mind!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First month of competition done, and we're firing.

17a479bb5fea5fb72e567c8a3dc06fc5.png

The 4-3-1-2 fluid counter is working well, with a pair of rapid strikers teams can be cut up.

The best goal came from a CM, though.

1b45dc8d1367fb699f355b03445a3172.gif

3e06360049ae1a1fd984e7d86c2e77aa.png

Brought in a handful of Welsh players.

b96c17898d007b6f3d32be3fb7be2517.png

This lad became rated as the hottest prospect once he joined, and is our starting left back.

9609863e312325d2f973cf93ba32f838.png

Received this marvellous offer for one of our starting CBs.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not quite the dominant month August was, but we still hold a narrow lead at the top.

a9e0a7e1a8b8482a06b96dc7e7f45e00.png

88eadcac8b0c82fa688be36d852b3749.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, DazRTaylor said:

Cracking start to the season from the boyos.  :thup:

Cheers!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Fer Fuchs Ake said:

Solid start. Will be following :thup:

Cheers!

4 hours ago, Nobby_McDonald said:

You've started very well in Wales/England Box.

Newcastle Town are doing well too. :)

Cheers!

Even better now!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, BoxToBox said:

Long, productive month. We lost to the Mintcakes though, Mintcakes...

14h3q4.jpg

88ae74c12f9606d2fc77915634c20d2a.png

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here we go, starting lower than me...................Ok challenge on but I know who my money is on for winning the Premier League first. :p:lol:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Maw74 said:

Here we go, starting lower than me...................Ok challenge on but I know who my money is on for winning the Premier League first. :p:lol:

 

:lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

December was pretty ideal. These cup runs are the difference between slightly in the red and very in the red. At the start, I was hoping we'd keep about water long enough to get some youth upgrades, but it wasn't to be.

bd34bfb013a8794e9cc0dc8a2afd5e40.png

78c7dbb1c00b3cbc9d98d73e422bbd7b.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A few losses in the league in January, but with good reason, played the youth in both games as I needed starters fresh for these cup runs which are keeping us only slightly under water.
I wouldn't have even tried that though, had we not opened a gap enough in the league to let us take an odd risk.

4ac8e4c11a584284ad5816c03a85d03e.png

a72da2512be54007e11b36dd439efeac.png

Our best player Tom McCready has for some reason signed a new deal with us, far more money than we really should be paying a bloke right now at 230pw, but he's rated as a leading player for clubs a division above us.

0dbb7f4ebcac6bfbb3170c9f00930883.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another long month, and we've done amazingly in the FA Trophy, Aldershot Town in the semis though, should handily end our run, a fully Pro side fighting for promotion from the National League(3rd, 3 points behind leaders Chesterfield). We'll try though, 20 for winning the semis, and 60k for the final would be massive for us. Compared to 5k for winning the Challenge Cup outright...

c7fbfe58490a5e17d13f57d5689636e0.png

225cae2e744bcf041b996160846784ce.png

We've also had the youth intake. Rated as a golden generation, I have my doubts but we have two lads who are potential gems at this level.

13c1c33bf936d98d6515f03a25f610ab.png2b94ff59525694fd2a94260cd782f126.png

The big thing here for me is plenty of good personalities. There's lots of high pa stars too, but I reckon at this level that's pretty meaningless.

8538bd5c5ee8220428909ba88ebfdb64.png3264acb054a6ecadabf7ce88e5bf544f.png

Looking at Charlie Williams, though, he's fairly quick and technical for this level, on par or better than plenty of players I'm starting. I think the short term team should be built on his talent, but he's our only winger. I'll figure something out I want to drop him into the starting team.

Ashley Barker, he's not far off our starting CB's, and better than other rotation options, should get game time before the season ends.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

March down. I hadn't realised the FA Trophy semi-final was two-legged. So, after an early goal we managed to keep Aldershot to two. A narrow loss and hit them on the break in Colwyn to take the game and into the final!
We'll face Maidenhead, also a National team, but one in a relegation battle.

Also, sorted out those Mintcakes, but not ass decisively as I'd have liked.

730885daa2deda7fb979842a8c9627ff.png

8a94e455e8a176c48a6343862f7b7755.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Season's up, and everything's gone just perfectly. Especially financially, as we're now 158k in the black. Hopefully that'll be enough to get some youth recruitment and coaching upgrades

c5ffb0be3ea5fa2f5895628b32974664.png

Maidenhead weren't really at the races here, after their relegation, should have wrapped it up earlier.

6ef071e47072adcd7bac687a434f2d10.png

f7c82204e090fa34fff7ffba906bfba3.png82f87f5312b4334483f8599874770007.png

Signed these two up once promotion(and next season's budget) were confirmed. 3.5k for Evans was saucy for us, but I had to tack the chance while it was possible.

5a037a395f225ae281ee0d35d95db0dc.pngf250bb11ab5cf71849054edc2485b74e.png

Not sure he watched the same match I did, we legit outplayed them.

75e69f6419db63efa9263c6a7b62eb60.png

This is what I'm most pleased with, the club has a much stronger Welsh core than at season's start, though I'll need to replace the right back at least, and probably find a new goalie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, a long, weird summer and first month down, and we're back in business.

Squad's in decent shape, barring DM, where our starter was poached by a Spanish Terraca side, and they're paying him 2kpw. Which is about what I'm paying my entire squad, and he wasn't one of my better players...
What he was though, in hindsight, was irreplaceable. Welsh DM's, or even defensive CM's willing to play at this level are thin on the ground. Even guys not very interested that I had to offer to overpay and clauses out the yahoo were all taken by other clubs regardless. One lad rejected 350pw from us to join an amateur club... Not even a decent loan out there.

Managed to squeeze in an upgrade to Coaching and Recruitment(now at Average and Fairly Basic, respectively), with the balance holding so far at about 170k in the black. Hopefully it'll stay like that a few months longer and give me a chance to request more upgrades.

At leats one good thing is that the clubs in this division are no better than the last level(shockingly so), so while we were predicted to do terribly and the harsh summer, I was expecting survival to be the goal. As it is, we're smashing through most teams handily. Scarborough were expected to win the league and while it took an injury time peno to beat them, we should have been 3-5 goals up at that point.

9aff84aae889bb25d2e6aaa0693530ca.png

a6c5e742c73db0073ce5d05a7d55c0f5.png

Guiseley are here after back to back relegations.

43e7c5f2242ac212d04ad52df41a7421.png

That 10k on Murray was a bit of a reach at the time, with hindsight though it's possibly the most important deal as he's now our starting and only DM.

f4dc2722a3f37db32ba9c73764415b6c.png76bbef31220234c60bc430fd55e3d5ab.png00efca814762beb5188653659e33a299.png

0c23f13ffe895e5b82e0de74ec37c03d.png29243167eb63dc8b1248a91cbca43445.png8406e2d2907cf6683dbe4e2ca3070030.png

00ea643abf79d1167e49ecc9c4d4a067.png

This is the DM, well CM/RB, but was a DM for me, that got carted off to Spain.

9d6b1025f1609a42be2572de957d9d39.png

04c0bae92ec3bc1c1e1c5975713d17d3.png

On the upside, the squad is now almost all Welsh.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Nobby_McDonald said:

Great season Box.

Shame Newcastle Town didn't join you.

Cheers!

Shame about Newcastle Town indeed!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another month down, and we're flying.

75ee1ee1e552e7e10c4f886b53412fbc.png

28cfc400bcb9f16f266917d744c88f2c.png

I did forget to mention earlier, this season saw a tactic shift to get that intake youngster in the starting 11.

84a372a7490422ea075396a59c19d538.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another month down, mostly busy with the trio of cups, but that suits me just fine for now.

650.gif

08124c2c329e01500d6207469146b0c8.png

b33982c15eb3e2351779d8001a964c59.png

bb57e99e177d57aa7a2f3e9ff5ff09fd.png

This brings us up to adequate/average, respectively. Not sure why adequate is a higher ranking than average for junior coaching.

Brought in two more players on loan from parent club Wrexham.

9262e1f4cf8659f5e1e52dad2769a8ea.png921be262ac90c7a1886487a18b0471b8.png

Also, released another English player, leaving captain McCready as the last non-Welsh holdout of the old squad.

88933d72be664974766604044a174ba3.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Attack of the killer cups!

This was a brutally tough month, with multiple cup replays, but this is the month that I'll look back at as the very most important in the entire save.
Drew League 2 side Crawley Town in the FA Cup first round, and assumed that was our lot. A good run for for us, and made a pretty tidy sum. We managed to draw at home though. Again, thought the next game would be our lot, with an added cash bonus for playing at their ground. No idea how it happened that we battered them on their own turf, no bloody idea, but in the next round we drew a fellow 7th tier side in Hastings. I knew we could beat them so rested the starters ahead of the game, and done the business. Into the third round, with the possibility of a big money draw! Which we land, in a massive away game against Liverpool. They'll grind us into dust, but the payday should see our already good for this level finances(up to 200k) sorted right until we reach a pro level.

Also, to start Dec, I checked, and the option for youth upgrades was open again, which were accepted after a bit of ear bending. Up to good coaching and above average recruitment, so hoping for a very tidy intake next time around.

7e93dedcdcf6536312e1e3718005b471.png

91632f5bc607f1efa58e96c746907ea9.png

9ba181ebb11274db7c4bb347f835e699.png8b02853f02c33adbad0f2959cb2b6d97.png

We actually fell apart from a 2-0 lead in the first game, only to hold them off for the replay.

8769fd7704c8c4b44e82d4a91f860d7f.png

8a26f9e68b210e04352b674c026cd074.png

This fella was transfer listed for 2.4k, so I brought him in as our wing depth was incredibly bad.

c388f8e413dee329e06dfd9e9abcb3c0.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We played six games in December and it felt like a breather compared to last month. Not much went on other than some standard fixtures, and I brought in another player because of course I did.

5e6ad79b833b5a9826ed7d541699cfe9.png

bd32ddf17cf49b4991a485da7502a351.png

bf5dfd7e5f31b5c52296138a674bcb31.png

Kid is an absolute beast, though!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I just checked, and to start the month the youth upgrade options were open again...

d0085da25b3b44ef5a005d283d4f4775.png

80c16fda06ce315d9b3221204af039ee.png

This is insane and I love it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

985bc8968fe1b2f48f005c6dc09c8bf2.pngfbc75c98f7b62f2821a9fae91ebf5c16.pngcf7fc8b50721d68ce429fb00b76cbebf.png

Can't complain about that, lovely financial boost, and the result is good enough despite them playing their youths, considering the disparity between the clubs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, DazRTaylor said:

I tell you what, a tier seven side only losing 4-1 at Liverpool is genuinely impressive.  :thup:

Probably the best result of the save so far, cheers!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

January done, and knocked out of two cups. One expected, and one I was hopeful of continuing on in. Other than that, tipping away trying to get to the next intake with our ever increasing youth coaching/recruitment...

0ab4b5fcddd169a7cc1b37863223cfcf.png

5f82e9a1b508607a4160d55f5305ae39.png

524f1382774d279c8fe1dc9a8024512b.png

ba17d18400718585ccff5e6c0c2d493b.png

I can't believe I was hoping for one, maybe two upgrades before the next intake, and here we are with it near maxed out. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another month passed, and out of the last cup, in a game we really should have won. More important though, is continuing on in the league and the intake we've just had.

ac8ef61919c8c6594f6e1db0f1bd3a3a.png

7d30bd4585c0531bd6862133470d3466.png

3304eba312020f8cb27c746c6a4e4ca5.png7ab5dbd118d1cdf5830b7397a0fbe33e.png

Not quite the magical explosion I may or may not have been hoping for but a solid prospect and our new starting keeper.

b82d0277b72fe5c059723615782f13a0.png82df02608233d3cb095b0be84d889e30.png

A year down the line it's worth looking at the development of last season's gem.

b37358832c754e52e86cf5a588321db9.png

Turning out great.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another month down, another step closer.

5804965d9a058c63f2fea55863a497f5.png

3958132092cff35ff541b02dfa3a3d8d.png

Also one more signing, George Ray, a player I know well from many saves in the past. He's carrying a serious injury for another month or so, he's more being signed while we have the chance, for next season.

c0c48275fca2d811bc9cc835f16a0682.png

Also, in talks to sign a young CB from Man Utd, on a youth contract but also on their release list, so is approachable for no compensation right now. I didn't know that was even possible until I scouted him.

a0638c157aa5228698cadcf7ddd13a09.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Promotion sealed, one month left and recruitment maximized. Plenty of work ahead, but we're in a great place right now.

6f32a3d3f4516deead5e116bc6b6180f.png

3cd617d8c8b39969316ccace65b89e27.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Northernpilgrim said:

Congrats on the promotion :) 

What's the target for next season?

Cheers!

Depends on how the summer goes, but considering we've been very competitive with any National North sides we've faced in cups aiming high might not be a bad idea.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...