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Bolton Wanderers F.C.

Title of the thread is kinda self explanatory when you see the club in question.

Liked them back in the days, closely followed their downfall and recently, did some analysis on them for my job and suddenly felt an urge to start a FM save with them.

So here we are.

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Great mood in the locker room, exactly what we need for upcoming campaign.

 

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We're so good, we gave our opponents a 12 points head start.

 

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Right now, we're golden. But not for long since we're burdened with debt...

 

As for the players themselves... Some really exciting prospects, mixed with few oldies in their peak.

 

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Decent goalie for this level and our undisputed #1.

 

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Arguably our best defender but unavailable for 3 months due to hamstring injury.

 

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Experienced CH player.

 

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Our jewel. Bolton's midfield is packed but this lad is one to keep and build a team around.

 

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Veteran striker is not exactly my kind of player but he is our best option upfront so i'll look to utilize him fully.

Summer transfer window is disabled so there would be no changes to our squad.

 

Also, is it just me or this looks a little bit too ambitious, considering the state they're in?

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No?

Alright. Here we go.

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Bolton Wanderers F.C.

First thing i've done was tying our top prospects on long contracts. Harry Brockbank, Yoan Zouma, Jordan Boon, Ronan Darcy and Eddie Brown are all staying with us til foreseeable future and will be given lots of playing time this season.

Preseason  was all about building up fitness and lifting morale of the miserable squad.

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And it worked really, really well.

 

Sky Bet League One

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Terrific run in the league and pretty much flawless August helped us clear our 12-points deficit and as of this round, we've climbed out or relegation zone for the first time since campaign started.

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Carabao Cup

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Weren't as much as lucky in the Carabao Cup, sadly. Had Hull on the ropes but young fella named Keane Lewis-Potter closed off his hat-trick with a 92nd minute screamer so it all came to penalties. A lottery we weren't lucky enough to win...

 

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Rotated a lot in this one but the boys haven't let me down. Usually wouldn't even bother with this competition but we need money.

Badly.

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This is gonna get ugly...

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Amazing start and so soon out of relegation zone!:applause:

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Bolton Wanderers F.C.

First day of 2020 so i thought i could do an update.

Bit of a mixed bag for us, to be honest...

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Had a nice, little unbeaten run going on, with Accrington spoiling the party, setting us on a three-game losing streak away from home in the league.

Still, can't really complain as we're still standing strong, few points off playoffs places, a remarkable achievement, considering where we've started...

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FA Cup

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One and done. I was furious about this loss, as we're strapped for cash and cup run would've helped a bit.

But no, we were FM'ed and knocked out by a club from division below.

Shambles...

 

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Had a great start, qualified after two group games but were sadly undone by League One rivals.

Every single thing that could've gone wrong for us did it so and our journey ended much, much earlier than i anticipated.

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Nice. !! 

I was considering doing a Saving Bolton save. But managed them in FM16 so decided not no :D

Hope you can save clear the debts and get them back up to Prem

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6 hours ago, rrozek93 said:

Nice. !! 

I was considering doing a Saving Bolton save. But managed them in FM16 so decided not no :D

Hope you can save clear the debts and get them back up to Prem

Honestly, i looked at them and wanted to managed them ever since their troubles started but having already had one long term save i enjoyed... It just wasn't the right time. 

Just before this Coronavirus situation got out of hands, i was doing research about them for my job. Which lead to me looking them out in Football Manager. Nice team, not as bad as their MP in the game, some fantastic looking prospects. Not long after, i became bored, dominating in Germany with Karlsruher and with Wanderers in the back on my mind, here we are :D

40something millions of debt is scary but manageable. Having to pay 575k every month, that's around 6, 7 mill a year, without any other expenses. Not great, not terrible. But it could get ugly if we don't get promoted. Fast.

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Bolton Wanderers F.C.

With our focus solely on the league, Bolton's well rested side pushed another few steps up the ladder with everything to play for in the remaining months.

But first, transfers.

January window didn't exactly pan out the way i expected. Three players out, two loanees in. Wage budget in slightly better state but overall finances are not so good.

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Ryan Delaney, Jason Lowe and Luke Murphy were at the exit doors, together with their humongous salaries but, alas, there were no takers.

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Nabil Touaizi and Curtis Jones will hopefully be worthy additions to our squad. Latter already proved to be such acquisition, as he scored on his debut and seems to work really well in the system.

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Lots of green in here...

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Few hiccups here and there, for whose i'm to blame as i kept experimenting with defensive setup but can't really complain how it's gone. Really productive two months are behind us.

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League table to close out this report.

With nine more games to play... There's a chance to catch up to Bristol Rovers. But honestly, we are way higher than i thought we would be when i started this save.

 

 

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16 hours ago, Constantine said:

Honestly, i looked at them and wanted to managed them ever since their troubles started but having already had one long term save i enjoyed... It just wasn't the right time. 

Just before this Coronavirus situation got out of hands, i was doing research about them for my job. Which lead to me looking them out in Football Manager. Nice team, not as bad as their MP in the game, some fantastic looking prospects. Not long after, i became bored, dominating in Germany with Karlsruher and with Wanderers in the back on my mind, here we are :D

40something millions of debt is scary but manageable. Having to pay 575k every month, that's around 6, 7 mill a year, without any other expenses. Not great, not terrible. But it could get ugly if we don't get promoted. Fast.

Wow. 40 mil is quite significant. Prem is your best bet. TV money and prize money will put you back on the legs. 

 

I can see you're fighting for playoffs, hopefully will manage to get promoted. 

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Bolton Wanderers F.C.

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Bad day at the office against then 20th placed Gillingham meant that our dreams of direct promotion are over. It was a long shot anyway but boy can dream...

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Playoffs it is. We're going to Bloomfield Road to face the Seasiders.

 

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Bolton Wanderers F.C.

WE ARE GOING UP, BOYS AND GIRLS!!

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Daryl Murphy. Curtis Jones. You beauties!!

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Thank you, boys. To the last one, you've been amazing. Particularly happy for old man Daryl, who got his swan song and a playoffs to remember before he returns home to wind up his rich career. Joe Dodoo, i fought to keep him but Kilmanrock offered terms we couldn't match so back to Scotland he goes. Someone finally bit for Delaney and we'll get 200k compensation when he go toward Rotheram.

As for the rest of the team, most of them will remain here. Jason Lowe and Luke Murphy are leaving, as i really can't justify their high wages but others will remain. Now, for loanees, we'll see. I'm yet to offer extensions but one thing i know is that i'll do everything in my power to keep Curtis Jones here. Lad has been nothing short of amazing ever since he arrived.

And now, the bad news. You know what it is.

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Got some leeway in wage budget but next to nothing to spend on incomings. We'll have to work with freebies and Bosmans, unless we sell someone...

We'll see.

Most important thing is, we're up. Hopefully, we will stabilize in Championship and then mount a challenge for the Prem.

 

 

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Best XI

Always did these kinds of posts during my careers so here's the one for Wanderers. Best XI for 2019/20.

Remi Matthews

Josh Emmanuel   Harry Brockbank   Aristote Nsiala   Brandon Fleming

Luke Murphy

Ronan Darcy   Ali Crawford

Joe Dodoo                                                                              Curtis Jones  

Daryl Murphy

 

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11 hours ago, Constantine said:

Best XI

Always did these kinds of posts during my careers so here's the one for Wanderers. Best XI for 2019/20.

Remi Matthews

Josh Emmanuel   Harry Brockbank   Aristote Nsiala   Brandon Fleming

Luke Murphy

Ronan Darcy   Ali Crawford

Joe Dodoo                                                                              Curtis Jones  

Daryl Murphy

 

That's interesting approach :D do you mind it being stolen :D

 

Anyway , Congrats on your promotion! I know how hard it is going through playoffs :D ( watched Loki Doki Fort William Save on youtube :D ) 

 

Hopefully you can stay up!

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17 minutes ago, rrozek93 said:

That's interesting approach :D do you mind it being stolen :D

 

Anyway , Congrats on your promotion! I know how hard it is going through playoffs :D ( watched Loki Doki Fort William Save on youtube :D ) 

 

Hopefully you can stay up!

Sure mate, feel free to do so.

I watched my fair share of Loki Doki adventures, know all about his hardships :D

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9 minutes ago, Constantine said:

Sure mate, feel free to do so.

I watched my fair share of Loki Doki adventures, know all about his hardships :D

Yeah, :D he is the best FM content creator imo. I tired watching other but no one is as natural in videos as he is. 

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