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    Well... suddenly it said "man 1225" and then "16009" and finally it crashed.

    So I'm out.

    Too bad loading -all- leagues always seem to cause some kind of issue!

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    Post that up in the patch thread or check that for known issues

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    Still stuck at Ballymena, finding a club starting with "C" is almost impossible, when they do crop up not one wants me..

    Mission impossible to get out of this hell hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EL-TOPPO View Post
    Still stuck at Ballymena, finding a club starting with "C" is almost impossible, when they do crop up not one wants me..

    Mission impossible to get out of this hell hole.
    I feel you, brother.

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    So, my start at Constáncia have been tough but really rewarding. Almost no interest from any players that are half decent and no money to use in the transfer window made me scratch my head for a long time. But I finally managed to assemble a pretty good team getting rejected players from Espanyol and FC Bayern to join our little club on the island of Majorca. We've managed to win all of our first 4 matches, but every team that we've won are struggling in the bottom of the table so I'm not putting my hopes up too much, but we are surely aiming for promotion now. But as you can see in the table we will have some really tough matches against Albacete and a fiery derby against big brother Mallorca who has a strong team. I am playing a 4-3-3 formation, using a DMC in the middle, it's working way better than I expected and Jairo Morillas (got on bosman from Espanyol) is enjoying playing in the lower leagues, scoring 7 goals in the first 4 matches. Next game is against L'Hospitalet, also at the bottom of the table. Would be nice to get 3 points from them, and the board have injected £400.000 into the club, so now I've some money to spend!

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    Winning the title last season gave us Champions league qualification via 1st qualifying round - we played a team from Luxembourg that we duly dispatched to be rewarded with a tie v's AAB. We then duly dispatched those to be given a tie v's Napoli. We duly got tonked 1-4 at home despite leading after 2 mins we had our keeper sent off after 4 mins and that put an end to the tie.

    Into the Uefa cup we would go. AEK Larnaca would be our opponents and were duly tonked 0-5 away and i rested team for return leg which was a 1-1 draw. Next up was Lokomotiv Moscow. Home game saw us lose 1-4, but a shock 0-4 reverse in Moscow sent us through to the 3rd round and a huge task against Liverpool.

    We won the first leg at home 4-2.. Boooom

    And draw 2-2 in return leg. A famous victory for the part timers from N.Ireland.
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    Got sick and tired of Croatia Grabulabla and got offered a job in my home country, by relegation faves Willem II. Took it anyway. Not helping the cause, but it will do good for my rep.

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    Knocked out in 4th round v's Marseille. Took a 4-2 lead to them, but their overall quality (Payet and CR7) put paid to our part timers.

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    Into 3rd season now with Ballymena. Knocked out Hajduk and Basel to reach Champs league groups stage. Easy group here


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    2nd favs with the bookies there Toppo


    Barbadas training facilities are so bad after 10 weeks my players are about 20% worse. Never had such a shit selection of strikers. 6 of them with 3 goals between them after 10 games. Ended sticking a DC upfront and he had 4. Could be a slog
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    Didn't take me long to get a B job, since the winter update was just a month away when we won the cup and there were a few Swedish clubs that were promoted without a manager and some of them started with B. I got one that appears to be named after one of my favourite bands which is nice.



    It didn't have a very good squad when I arrived but i managed to almost assemble a full match squad in the three months or so before the season started. Still lacking a goalkeeper and a right back, and three subs, but it could be worse.



    At the summer break we're nowhere near the top of the league, but Piteå seems to be unbeatable this season and we don't even have a full team so I'm not too concerned about that. I'm hoping to compete for promotion next year (and then the question from further up the thread will arise again: Does it count if you win a league that doesn't have a "champion"? Sweden, like Spain, have a play-off for promotion among the group winners.).



    I had a £20k transfer budget when i arrived, and I spent it all on one player and haven't regretted that. Daniel Lundquist has proven to be well worth the money and is also my captain. I also managed to get one player on loan, and he's been my best rated player and has scored a goal a game so I am not looking forward to losing him when he's bought by another club in July. Hopefully I'll manage to find a replacement.

    Spoiler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dermotron View Post
    Barbadas training facilities are so bad after 10 weeks my players are about 20% worse. Never had such a shit selection of strikers. 6 of them with 3 goals between them after 10 games. Ended sticking a DC upfront and he had 4. Could be a slog
    Bah, save corrupted. Starting over

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    Bad luck, but at least it was still early so you won't have that much catching up to do.

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    Plenty of action going on! Table has been updated - Hope those with save issues find out what the causes were and don't give up the ghost!
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    First season at ballinamallard was a nice one. Knew the league pretty well and they had a better team than Ards. A few loanee's and couple of signings and the team was set. The league was won with 6 games to go. On to C and see what i get offered.







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    The save is there but CM doesn't see it. Won't load in the likes of GK Editor too. Goosed. I'd say it's more an issue with my pc tbh.



    Anyhow, back looking for new letter B position. Done the buying and selling bit and holidayed through S1. Won the league by 6pts. Hopefully something come up soon. And time to start making backup saves

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    Finished my first season in Sweden, and it looks like I'll stay here for a while. I did find a goalkeeper in the summer who wanted to play for me, but apparently the transfer window closed between the contract negotiations and the transfer completion, there just wasn't any notification about it. He's joining in January anyways, along with a bunch of other players. If I find another goalkeeper I'll be able to field a full matchday squad!

    Anyways, here's the table and a couple of key players. I did manage to find a replacement for the loanee, it seems, and given his age I think he'll only get better.






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    New job with Badajoz. 15k stadium, good facilities and seemingly well respected, have easily a mid table Segunda Division team assembled ready to go for season. Not much in centre of midfield but a 433 with 6 wide men be ideal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dermotron View Post
    2nd favs with the bookies there Toppo


    Barbadas training facilities are so bad after 10 weeks my players are about 20% worse. Never had such a shit selection of strikers. 6 of them with 3 goals between them after 10 games. Ended sticking a DC upfront and he had 4. Could be a slog

    Played 5, L3 D2.. Conceded a few goals too sloppily. But to be expected with the shite i have in goals. Couldnt register the keeper I bought as you dont get to do it again after the 3rd qualifying game.

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    2 draws, 400k banked and a few massive gates from the away games

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dermotron View Post
    2 draws, 400k banked and a few massive gates from the away games
    Had a little over £2m in club coffers at start of season. Now about £6.3m

    So yes, been great for the clubs finances. Just not able to expand stadium, increase wages or anything else. 3000 stadium, 2500 seated. Need some investment (yth), Max wage is £375.

    So for a club this size to make it this far is immense.

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    I'm coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EL-TOPPO View Post
    Played 5, L3 D2.. Conceded a few goals too sloppily. But to be expected with the shite i have in goals. Couldnt register the keeper I bought as you dont get to do it again after the 3rd qualifying game.

    Finished group off with a 3-1 spanking of Milan which denied them 2nd place and sent them into Uefa cup

    Still finished bottom though, good showing despite the initial poor results.

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    Made the move from Ballymena to Gillingham. Needed to get away from N.Ireland to help gain some rep to get a Club with "C". Everyone I have applied for including Charlton twice in last 12 months have rejected me.

    Tough job here. Rooted at the bottom of league 2. 25 games played, just 13 points on the board. 150k spending money, Club in the red. Shit squad overloaded with at least 14 strikers and not much of a midfield.

    Free transfer market may be only way to go right now but at least i may have chance of getting something decent enough to pull us away from bottom of table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegster View Post

    At the summer break we're nowhere near the top of the league, but Piteå seems to be unbeatable this season and we don't even have a full team so I'm not too concerned about that. I'm hoping to compete for promotion next year (and then the question from further up the thread will arise again: Does it count if you win a league that doesn't have a "champion"? Sweden, like Spain, have a play-off for promotion among the group winners.).
    It seems like it's ok!

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