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[FM19] Those loyalty cards are great, arent they? I got too many points on one of them, and now I'm not allowed to drive. Northernpilgrim in a one-club save (until it's not, and then I'll get the train)

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Wow, 6th to 16th hardly separated in real terms. Very close! 

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We were unbeaten in March

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and I celebrated my first trophy, the Checkatrade Trophy

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but we end the month outside the playoffs

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4 minutes ago, kevhamster said:

Wow, 6th to 16th hardly separated in real terms. Very close! 

I'd say anyone in the top half is still in with a shout of the playoffs, and hopefully we'll be there again, I think top two are too far ahead of us with only 7 games left

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An unbeaten April

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but three draws from those six games means that, although we can mathematically still go up automatically, it's not going to happen, and a playoff place is not even secured yet either

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The final day sees us at home to fellow promotion contenders Bolton. The other fixtures of concern are:

Mansfield v Rochdale

Shrewsbury v Scunthorpe

Bradford v Bristol Rovers

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All over, and we missed out on automatic promotion. The only consolation is that even a win wouldn't have been enough, and the draw sees us into the playoffs

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Following - a fun read!  Good luck in the final!

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5 minutes ago, duesouth said:

Following - a fun read!  Good luck in the final!

Thanks duesouth. Just about to kick off the final now. Before I do, here are the lineups

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Bradford playing a 5-2-3 variant.  Or would that be classed as a 3-4-3??  They're clearly really going for it!

Good luck.

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Just now, kevhamster said:

 

Double post.  Sorry!

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We lost the final. I can't quite believe it, given how they never threatened apart from their goal. That was the only highlight I saw of a Bradford attack, the rest was all us. I'm gutted

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I've been offered another interview the day after the playoff final defeat, and, given that we've failed twice to go up, I think I can safely claim I've taken Argyle as far as I can. If I get offered this, I'll take it

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And within a day, another offer of interview, but this doesn't interest me, so I've refused it

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17 minutes ago, Northernpilgrim said:

This is the squad I've inherited

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Look at the Complete Forward - they don't breed them in Plymouth!!

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Enjoyed following the 2 seasons at Plymouth, good luck in Munich 

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1 hour ago, dap1987 said:

Enjoyed following the 2 seasons at Plymouth, good luck in Munich 

Thanks dap1987. Bayern II are in 3. Liga, and are not able to get promoted, as reserve teams aren't allowed in 2. Bundesliga. In addition to that, I've not got any leagues that aren't in the standard game, so this is Germany's lowest active league. Therefore, my time with Bayern II will end either with relegation and the sack, or finishing in a promotion place that we won't be able to take up

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8 minutes ago, Northernpilgrim said:

Thanks dap1987. Bayern II are in 3. Liga, and are not able to get promoted, as reserve teams aren't allowed in 2. Bundesliga. In addition to that, I've not got any leagues that aren't in the standard game, so this is Germany's lowest active league. Therefore, my time with Bayern II will end either with relegation and the sack, or finishing in a promotion place that we won't be able to take up

Should help with your reputation if you do well though, I imagine.

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44 minutes ago, kevhamster said:

Should help with your reputation if you do well though, I imagine.

It should definitely be a reputation boost should he do well :) i'm looking forward to the next update anyway

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Preseason results were really encouraging, and with the 3. Liga kicking off in July, we got off to a great start there too

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and we lead the table after 3 games, with the board target being to avoid relegation

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There won't be any transfer updates during my tenure at Bayern II, as I can't sign or sell players. This is all done by the DoF of Bayern Munich. Instead, I'll post a squad update in January and at the end of the season

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August results weren't too bad, though we did lose (unluckily according to the media) the opening game

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and the stats certainly lend some weight to that sentiment too

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but that was enough for us to remain top of the table

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With the transfer window closed, we have lost a load of our best players, and none have come in to replace them

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So this is our squad until January

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Almost a perfect September

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and it would have been, but for blowing a 2-0 lead following a red card against Wiesbaden

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but that has seen us stay top of 3. Liga

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October was also nearly perfect

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and we're only a couple of wins from 40 points, and safety, which is what the board have asked for

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November, results wise, was awful

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although it didn't cost us top spot

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We could easily have got something against Cottbus

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should have beaten Halle

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and definitely should have beaten Braunschweig.

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We can't keep dominating teams like this and not killing the game off if we're going to make the top two and bring my time at Bayern II to a close

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We bounced back with a perfect December

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increasing our lead at the top to four points

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but we were definitely lucky to beat Wurzburg

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Only two games in January because of the winter break, and no wins. We got exactly what we deserved in both games

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but we remain top of the table

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We lost one more player in the January window, again with no replacement signing

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Which leaves the squad looking like this. We really are down to bare bones now

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I guess that's the downside to working in a job where you literally have no control over the transfers!

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7 hours ago, kevhamster said:

I guess that's the downside to working in a job where you literally have no control over the transfers!

Absolutely, and that's the main reason why I don't intend staying long term here. Looking for more of a long term stay in the next job though

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Our next match is massively important, as we play third placed Wiesbaden at home. Win that, and I can't see them catching us in what remains of the season. Lose, and it's very much up in the air as to whether we'll finish top two, which is what we need to do if I'm to be able to move on in the summer. Third is shown as a promotion place in the table, but that's only because we can't be promoted.

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We won that crunch game, the first of what was a perfect March

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but it would only be enough for a three point advantage to take into the last seven games

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Given that I've pretty well guaranteed a top two spot already, and barring a disaster will guarantee one before the month is out, a vacancy arose that I couldn't resist, and I've got an interview. I will be telling them that I'll take over at the end of the season

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