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merkezekrem
26-07-14, 11:12 PM
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Season 1: Here, 6th in Northern Premiere and +1 youth

Season 2: 2nd in Northern Premiere and +2 youth (http://www.champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5400&p=182420#post182420)

Season 3: 4th in Conferance and +6 youths (http://www.champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5400&p=182628#post182628)

Season 4: 3rd in Conferance and +1 youth (http://www.champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5400&p=183823#post183823)

Season 5: 7th in Conferance, eleminated in the first round of play-offs and +2 youths (http://www.champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5400&p=185420#post185420)

Season 6: 3rd in Conferance and +2 youths (http://www.champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5400&p=187273#post187273)

Season 7: later






After deciding to leave Turkey for good I moved to Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, where a friend called me to live in his extra flat for free. He was working in Vauxhall Motors and suggested that I should apply for a job there.

I added some stuff about my passion for football and noted that i have been going to courses to get my football manager's licence. When I went to the job interviev there was a man sitting apart from the intervievers. When we finished with the usual questions the man stepped up and introduced himself as Alan Bartlam, the chairman of Vauxhall Motors Football Club and offered me to be the manager of the team.

I was dumbfolded*. Told him I didn't have my licence yet and I have yet any experience and was planing on coaching some kids team or a sunday league team first. He evaded my reasons with ease and gave me a day to consider.

There wasn't much to consider. I didnt have anything to loose and a job and some experience for my manager career was very tempting. I called him same night to confirm the offer. He told me to come to his office tomorrow to discuss the terms.

My terms were simple, his wasn't. He showed me the players' files. There were enough players to play a decent tactic with players available for everywhere on the pitch. http://i62.tinypic.com/x5xvld.jpg Some of them were oldies, older than me in fact. One of them was a bit confused i think, probably hitting the ball and the pub too much.http://i57.tinypic.com/23lch3n.jpg I thought I can manage to make this team shape up with selling some and buying some players. So I told Alan this and he replied with a simple no.

- We can't make transfers.
- I understand there is not enough money to make transfers but i can raise some transfer budget on the market.
- No we can't make transfers, we got a ban.
- Aaaah, so this is the catch. Only this window or till the end of season?
- Never.
- Like what?! Never ever ever?
- Yeah, forever and ever!

So I could keep the players in the team and renew contracts if I want to but no signing any players, neither from youth search nor free transfers norer loans. All I can sign is whatever they give me from the youth academy, a.k.a. That Carpark When Empty and The School Garden. So I did what anyone does in this situation, I sacked the scout.

We had awful facilities, no money, a phisio and veterans acted as coaches.

SEASON 1:

The combined age of our strikers was bigger than our attendence avarage.

Our star keeper signed for another club. Sold other keeper Saxton to Exeter for 40K.

We played 4-4-1-1 or 4-5-1. (non-wib/wob) http://i60.tinypic.com/2d7izps.jpg(check the subs)

Our first youth player came in the end of march. Managed to make him sign a contract as a decent young player for 24k Euros per year and a min. fee of 3.7M € till 2014. He played 1 match.
http://i62.tinypic.com/21e4287.jpg


We managed to get 3 points and drop a place on the table. http://i57.tinypic.com/206k41u.jpg

We topped the tabel on 7th and 11th weeks, just for a week tho. We pushed for promotion but the squad wasn't enough till the end, we finished 6th.
http://i61.tinypic.com/2z6w1o0.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/etz76a.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/16kndlg.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/2dkjo84.jpg

Full print of the season:


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Vauxhall Motors - Saturday 30th April 2011
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Squad
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No Name Position(s) Nat Born Age Caps Gls Wages Expires Value
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- Barnes, Louis D/M LC ENG 16.10.88 22 - - ¤24K 7.5.13 ¤28K
- Benn, Enzo M C ENG 3.7.80 30 - - ¤24K 20.5.15 ¤35K
- Chambers, Nick D L ENG 16.4.80 31 - - ¤24K 16.5.13 ¤26K
- Clair, Karl M C ENG 20.9.89 21 - - ¤22K 5.5.14 ¤28K
- Egerton, Jonathan D R ENG 19.9.85 25 - - ¤24K 5.5.12 ¤24K
- Ellams, Lloyd F C ENG 11.1.88 23 - - ¤24K 11.5.16 ¤30K
- Fearnehough, Danny M C ENG 23.11.88 22 - - ¤24K 8.5.13 ¤12K
- Grice, Tom AM RLC ENG 2.2.87 24 - - ¤22K 9.5.13 ¤16K
- Hannigan, Tom D C ENG 11.4.84 27 - - ¤24K 5.5.13 ¤28K
- Henry, Callum D C ENG 10.6.88 22 - - ¤24K 5.5.15 ¤40K
- Jones, Zac GK ENG 24.11.85 25 - - ¤12K 16.5.16 ¤22K
- Lawless, John S C ENG 17.6.79 31 - - ¤24K 26.5.14 ¤26K
- Martindale, Gary S C ENG 24.6.68 42 - - ¤24K 7.5.12 ¤2K
- McCarthy, Neil S C ENG 31.1.95 16 - - ¤24K 12.5.14 ¤24K
- McMurray, Kirk D R ENG 27.11.80 30 - - ¤24K 5.5.12 ¤26K
- Noon, Karl F RLC ENG 15.9.83 27 - - ¤24K 30.6.11 ¤16K
- Noone, Chris M/S C ENG 25.10.81 29 - - ¤24K 30.6.11 ¤26K
- Ogden, Matt S C ENG 2.7.67 43 - - ¤24K 28.6.11 ¤0
- Spotswood, Gary GK ENG 13.9.80 30 - - ¤22K 21.5.12 ¤14K
- Stott, Ashley S C ENG 14.6.85 25 - - ¤24K 4.5.14 ¤35K
- Tynan, Scott GK ENG 27.11.80 30 - - ¤24K 28.6.11 ¤4K
- Winslade, Mark S C ENG 14.1.90 21 - - ¤24K 26.5.15 ¤35K
- Wright, Anthony S C ENG 6.3.75 36 - - ¤24K 29.6.11 ¤0



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2010/1 Senior Club Stats
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No Name Apps Gls Con Pens Asts Yel Red MoM Av R
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- Barnes, Louis 43 (1) 3 0 0 7 1 0 2 6.95
- Benn, Enzo 14 (14) 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 6.61
- Chambers, Nick 45 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 7.24
- Clair, Karl 37 (1) 9 0 0 7 1 0 3 7.11
- Egerton, Jonathan 32 (2) 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 6.82
- Ellams, Lloyd 33 (5) 10 0 0 6 0 0 1 6.89
- Fearnehough, Danny 31 5 0 0 5 2 0 4 7.45
- Grice, Tom 31 (4) 5 0 0 9 1 0 0 6.94
- Hannigan, Tom 44 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 7.05
- Henry, Callum 45 1 0 1 (1) 0 3 0 0 6.51
- Jones, Zac 9 (2) 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 7.45
- Lawless, John 8 (9) 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.59
- Martindale, Gary 7 (8) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.40
- McCarthy, Neil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
- McMurray, Kirk 20 (6) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6.54
- Noon, Karl 21 (6) 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 6.30
- Noone, Chris 13 (23) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6.64
- Ogden, Matt 4 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.60
- Spotswood, Gary 26 0 20 0 0 0 0 1 7.12
- Stott, Ashley 20 (6) 13 0 0 1 0 0 5 7.04
- Tynan, Scott 12 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 6.67
- Winslade, Mark 19 (4) 8 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 6.70
- Wright, Anthony 2 (8) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.50



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2010/1 Transfers
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Date Player In From Fee
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18.7.10 Jim Leighton Free Transfer Free

Date Player Out To Fee
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18.7.10 Nathan Bowler Released Free
12.8.10 Lloyd Saxton Exeter ¤40K




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2010/1 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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21.8.10 Stalybridge A Northern Premier 4:3 553 Winslade 3 (1 pen), Ellams
28.8.10 Oxford City H Northern Premier 1:1 484 Ellams
4.9.10 Telford Utd A Northern Premier 1:0 795 Grice
11.9.10 Altrincham H Northern Premier 1:0 723 Winslade
15.9.10 Brackley H Northern Premier 1:1 742 Grice
18.9.10 Histon A Northern Premier 2:0 583 Stott 2
22.9.10 Halifax A Northern Premier 2:1 611 Ellams, Stott
25.9.10 Bradford PA A Northern Premier 1:1 789 Barnes
2.10.10 Guiseley H Northern Premier 0:1 594
13.10.10 Worcester City H Northern Premier 2:0 688 Stott, Barnes
16.10.10 North Ferriby A FA Cup Qual.Rnd 1:0 588 Clair
20.10.10 Colwyn Bay A Northern Premier 1:0 672 Noon
23.10.10 Workington H Northern Premier 2:1 835 Stott, Lawless
30.10.10 Stockport A Northern Premier 0:1 2338
3.11.10 North Ferriby A Northern Premier 1:2 566 Ellams
6.11.10 AFC Wimbledon A FA Cup 1st Rnd 2:1 3859 Stott 2
10.11.10 Boston Utd H Northern Premier 2:0 823 Stott 2
14.11.10 Worcester City A Northern Premier 0:1 1005
17.11.10 Barrow A Northern Premier 1:2 531 Grice
24.11.10 Solihull H Northern Premier 2:1 523 Fearnehough, Clair
27.11.10 Dag & Red H FA Cup 2nd Rnd 0:2 1054
1.12.10 Gloucester H Northern Premier P-P -----
4.12.10 Brackley A Northern Premier 1:1 494 Noon
8.12.10 Harrogate A Northern Premier 1:1 1776 Lawless
11.12.10 Colwyn Bay H Northern Premier 1:0 580 Martindale
15.12.10 Leamington A Northern Premier 0:0 1111
19.12.10 Gainsborough A Northern Premier 2:1 504 Winslade 2
22.12.10 Hednesford H Northern Premier 0:2 613
26.12.10 Barrow H Northern Premier 2:0 760 Grice, Winslade
28.12.10 Boston Utd A Northern Premier 1:0 1776 Stott
5.1.11 Gainsborough H Northern Premier P-P -----
8.1.11 North Ferriby H Northern Premier 1:1 519 Lawless
12.1.11 Halifax H Northern Premier 3:0 849 Clair, Barnes, Stott
15.1.11 Solihull A Northern Premier 4:0 514 Henry pen, Lawless, Stott 2
19.1.11 Gloucester H Northern Premier 0:0 791
22.1.11 Leamington H Northern Premier 1:1 739 Fearnehough
26.1.11 Gainsborough H Northern Premier 2:1 700 Clair, Fearnehough
29.1.11 Gloucester A Northern Premier 1:0 575 Ellams
5.2.11 Harrogate H Northern Premier 1:2 734 Grice
19.2.11 Stalybridge H Northern Premier 1:1 795 Clair
23.2.11 Oxford City A Northern Premier 0:1 738
26.2.11 Telford Utd H Northern Premier 2:1 811 Winslade, Clair
5.3.11 Altrincham A Northern Premier 2:1 813 Ellams, Clair
19.3.11 Histon H Northern Premier 3:0 713 Ellams 2, Fearnehough
26.3.11 Bradford PA H Northern Premier 0:0 768
2.4.11 Guiseley A Northern Premier 1:1 806 Noon
19.4.11 Workington A Northern Premier 1:1 853 Ellams
23.4.11 Stockport H Northern Premier 1:1 1033 Clair
30.4.11 Hednesford A Northern Premier 3:0 895 Ellams, Fearnehough, Clair

ebfatz
26-07-14, 11:47 PM
Nice work Merk.

Strong effort!
Get em ready and go again!

Bevchenko
27-07-14, 03:46 AM
Good story mate interesting restrictions. I like it. Good luck!


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Mark
27-07-14, 10:21 AM
Incredibly tough restrictions, merk! Can't help but feel that it'll be tough as the seasons go on, players retire, etc. At least when the squad gets down to a certain size, you will get lots of youth players being promoted. My experience in my current story shows you'll get some pure drivel but there is always a semi-decent player showing up.

Great to see you writing a story though, I'll be following!

Bevchenko
27-07-14, 10:24 AM
Surely he will get to the point where he won't have enough players? How do you guarantee you will get more than one youth through a season?

merkezekrem
27-07-14, 11:18 AM
Surely he will get to the point where he won't have enough players? How do you guarantee you will get more than one youth through a season?

I've been getting good amouth of players so far. I think the less players you have, the more come from youth. We'll see. As I wont be buying new players, I'll be spending my money on training grounds (awful now) and coaches so I hope to see some improvement of the players coming from youth, we'll see that also :)


Incredibly tough restrictions, merk! Can't help but feel that it'll be tough as the seasons go on, players retire, etc. At least when the squad gets down to a certain size, you will get lots of youth players being promoted. My experience in my current story shows you'll get some pure drivel but there is always a semi-decent player showing up.

Great to see you writing a story though, I'll be following!

I know it will be very though job but the Challenges really changed the way I like the game and always wanted to try this kind of a save. Done a "sign only from youth search" game some years back and it was great fun. The differece for me with this save is I usually always played with someone else's tactic and roamed the leagues, now with flat tactics it will be more my game. :)

I tried to write stories before but the "winwinwin" style wasn't good for a story imo and I wanted to write too much, making me tired and not wanting to continue. This one will be with less writing, more update style. Hope it still counts as a story.

Bevchenko
27-07-14, 11:32 AM
certainly is a break from the norm story, but one worth following!

churky
27-07-14, 11:37 AM
I was thinking of doing this type of save, I'll watch this closely. :)
The problem is youth intake is completely random and, for example, years can pass before you get a much needed GK so you'll have to pick greyed out players a lot.

Redknapp69
27-07-14, 12:59 PM
Will be keeping an eye on this!

Really tough restriction!

Good 1st season!

Love the 5/6 strikers on the bench! :rofl:

I you have 6 strikes=rs but are only playing 1 up top then may as well sell them which then may force the club to give you more youth?

Good luck!

merkezekrem
27-07-14, 01:24 PM
They were pretty unsellable, aged 43,41,36 and 32. Plus 2 of them were player/coach so needed those.

merkezekrem
27-07-14, 02:29 PM
SEASON 2

On pre-season Maartindale (SC) (coach), Wright (SC) (assistant manager), Ogden (SC) and Lawless (SC) retired from football. All the better for us.

2 new players came from the youth programme.

Phillips (DC) and Blackwell (MRC) made it right into the team.
http://i58.tinypic.com/2qib4ti.jpg http://i57.tinypic.com/2z70ghe.jpg

The season didn't start good, all for the good tho. Starting too strong last season didn't do us good. I thought slowly rising will help the team morale too. We did manage a steady solid game throughout the season and got our biggest win so far on the way.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2n6y8w5.jpg


The game that kept us in the promotion race was Stalybridge away match. Our best player Fearnehough got injured and the game was 0-0 till the very end. Subbed in Stott gave us 3 points in 94th minute! I was running around the pitch, believing now we can push for a promotion with 3 matches left and we were now 3rd.

http://i61.tinypic.com/21djuh1.jpg

Before the last game of the season, the race was on. We have drawn with Hednesford next match, 2-2 but beaten Halifax away and this was how the table looked before the last match, against Telford Utd @ home.


http://i60.tinypic.com/2vsjl0y.jpg

We stormed over Telford Utd. 2 goals from McCarthy, one from Benn and Stott did it. Promotion baby!

http://i58.tinypic.com/r2s49h.jpg

The youths were impressive, especcially McCarthy.
He's put on +15 to his attributes. He even somehow managed to be the Best Youth Welsh Player of the Season :confused:
http://i60.tinypic.com/20uprw7.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/adj49i.jpg

Blackwell put on +20 atts. He started playing better when i put him in the middle. Not a winger but a winner! (:P)
http://i60.tinypic.com/30lmjgx.jpg

Phillips somehow lost 6 atts, his high ones dropped 1 but he gained +13 other places, +2 for off the ball but no + for positioning. We'll see how he goes next year.
http://i59.tinypic.com/akaamq.jpg
Fearnehough selected as player of the year by supporters 2. time.
http://i60.tinypic.com/25fjbpy.jpg
We didn't make any money and the average attandence dropped from 733 to 636. Hope the supporters will be more interested next year playing in the mighty Conferance League!


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Vauxhall Motors - Sunday 29th April 2012
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Squad
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No Name Position(s) Nat Born Age Caps Gls Wages Expires Value
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- !-Blackwell M RC ENG 11.1.95 17 - - ¤12K 1.6.14 ¤18K
- !-McCarthy S C ENG 31.1.95 17 - - ¤24K 12.5.14 ¤30K
- !-Phillips D C ENG 9.10.94 17 - - ¤14K 9.6.16 ¤18K
- Barnes, Louis D/M LC ENG 16.10.88 23 - - ¤24K 7.5.13 ¤45K
- Benn, Enzo M C ENG 3.7.80 31 - - ¤24K 20.5.15 ¤22K
- Chambers, Nick D L ENG 16.4.80 32 - - ¤24K 16.5.13 ¤35K
- Clair, Karl M C ENG 20.9.89 22 - - ¤22K 5.5.14 ¤28K
- Egerton, Jonathan D R ENG 19.9.85 26 - - ¤22K 6.6.14 ¤45K
- Ellams, Lloyd F C ENG 11.1.88 24 - - ¤24K 11.5.16 ¤60K
- Fearnehough, Danny M C ENG 23.11.88 23 - - ¤24K 8.5.13 ¤12K
- Grice, Tom AM RLC ENG 2.2.87 25 - - ¤22K 9.5.13 ¤16K
- Hannigan, Tom D C ENG 11.4.84 28 - - ¤24K 5.5.13 ¤18K
- Henry, Callum D C ENG 10.6.88 23 - - ¤24K 5.5.15 ¤55K
- Jones, Zac GK ENG 24.11.85 26 - - ¤22K 23.5.16 ¤22K
- McMurray, Kirk D R ENG 27.11.80 31 - - ¤24K 6.6.14 ¤28K
- Noon, Karl F RLC ENG 15.9.83 28 - - ¤22K 28.6.15 ¤30K
- Noone, Chris M/S C ENG 25.10.81 30 - - ¤24K 28.6.14 ¤40K
- Spotswood, Gary GK ENG 13.9.80 31 - - ¤22K 21.5.12 ¤14K
- Stott, Ashley S C ENG 14.6.85 26 - - ¤24K 4.5.14 ¤55K
- Winslade, Mark S C ENG 14.1.90 22 - - ¤24K 26.5.15 ¤50K



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2011/2 Senior Club Stats
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No Name Apps Gls Con Pens Asts Yel Red MoM Av R
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- !-Blackwell 31 (2) 8 0 0 5 1 0 2 7.00
- !-McCarthy 34 (3) 23 0 0 3 0 1 6 7.24
- !-Phillips 39 (3) 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 6.86
- Barnes, Louis 40 (3) 2 0 0 8 1 0 1 6.91
- Benn, Enzo 26 (4) 8 0 0 7 0 0 1 7.17
- Chambers, Nick 34 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 7.15
- Clair, Karl 28 (4) 3 0 0 4 3 0 1 6.69
- Egerton, Jonathan 31 (3) 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 6.88
- Ellams, Lloyd 22 (15) 6 0 0 3 0 0 1 6.78
- Fearnehough, Danny 34 (1) 2 0 0 9 7 0 4 7.51
- Grice, Tom 27 (4) 3 0 0 10 2 0 0 6.77
- Hannigan, Tom 17 (2) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6.21
- Henry, Callum 35 (3) 2 0 1 (1) 1 2 0 1 6.45
- Jones, Zac 2 (2) 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 6.50
- McMurray, Kirk 17 (6) 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 6.30
- Noon, Karl 13 (5) 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 6.17
- Noone, Chris 9 (15) 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 6.92
- Spotswood, Gary 44 (2) 0 45 0 0 1 0 1 7.26
- Stott, Ashley 12 (16) 13 0 0 1 0 0 1 7.07
- Winslade, Mark 9 (8) 5 0 0 2 0 0 2 6.47



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2011/2 Transfers
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Date Player In From Fee
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None

Date Player Out To Fee
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28.6.11 Scott Tynan Huddersfield Bos




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2011/2 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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21.8.11 Gainsborough A Northern Premier 0:1 987
27.8.11 Colwyn Bay H Northern Premier 0:0 587
3.9.11 Gloucester A Northern Premier 1:1 501 Ellams
10.9.11 Guiseley H Northern Premier 1:2 562 !-McCarthy
14.9.11 Hyde A Northern Premier 2:1 1004 !-Blackwell, !-McCarthy
17.9.11 Workington A Northern Premier 5:1 689 !-McCarthy 2, !-Blackwell, Stott, Grice
21.9.11 Dartford H Northern Premier 1:2 557 !-Blackwell
24.9.11 Welling H Northern Premier 1:1 585 Stott
28.9.11 Bradford PA A Northern Premier 0:0 839
1.10.11 Hednesford A Northern Premier 0:1 1143
5.10.11 Stalybridge H Northern Premier 4:0 630 !-Blackwell, !-McCarthy 3
12.10.11 North Ferriby A Northern Premier P-P -----
15.10.11 Guiseley A FA Cup Qual.Rnd 2:1 1704 Stott, Grice
19.10.11 Mangotsfield H Northern Premier 2:1 528 Barnes, !-McCarthy
22.10.11 Barrow A Northern Premier 4:0 890 Fearnehough, Stott 2, Clair
29.10.11 Halifax H Northern Premier 0:1 765
2.11.11 Brackley H Northern Premier 1:0 546 !-Phillips
5.11.11 Mansfield A FA Cup 1st Rnd 1:3 3151 Stott
9.11.11 Altrincham A Northern Premier 2:1 852 !-McCarthy 2
12.11.11 Hyde H Northern Premier 2:1 627 McMurray, Clair
16.11.11 Harrogate H Northern Premier 0:0 659
23.11.11 Oxford City A Northern Premier 2:1 950 Stott, !-McCarthy
26.11.11 Telford Utd A Northern Premier 0:2 1674
3.12.11 North Ferriby H Northern Premier 3:2 535 Ellams, Barnes, !-McCarthy
7.12.11 Worcester City H Northern Premier 1:2 626 !-McCarthy
10.12.11 Mangotsfield A Northern Premier 3:0 624 Benn, Winslade 2
14.12.11 Bishop Auckland A Northern Premier 3:3 825 Noone, Winslade 2
17.12.11 Bradford PA H Northern Premier 1:0 658 Noone
21.12.11 North Ferriby A Northern Premier 2:2 614 !-McCarthy, Noone
26.12.11 Oxford City H Northern Premier 0:0 577
28.12.11 Dartford A Northern Premier 2:1 906 !-McCarthy 2
31.12.11 Brackley A Northern Premier 0:1 808
14.1.12 Harrogate A Northern Premier 1:0 1563 Benn
21.1.12 Altrincham H Northern Premier 2:2 689 Benn, Clair
28.1.12 Worcester City A Northern Premier 3:1 1518 Henry, Ellams, Fearnehough
4.2.12 Bishop Auckland H Northern Premier 2:0 531 Henry pen, Winslade
18.2.12 Gainsborough H Northern Premier 1:1 595 Benn
22.2.12 Guiseley A Northern Premier 3:2 1353 !-McCarthy, Benn, Ellams
25.2.12 Gloucester H Northern Premier 6:1 593 !-Phillips, !-Blackwell 2, Stott 2, Grice
3.3.12 Welling A Northern Premier 4:1 1352 !-Blackwell, !-McCarthy 2, Ellams
17.3.12 Workington H Northern Premier 4:0 594 Benn, !-Blackwell, !-McCarthy 2
24.3.12 Colwyn Bay A Northern Premier 0:2 870
31.3.12 Barrow H Northern Premier 1:0 710 Benn
14.4.12 Stalybridge A Northern Premier 1:0 703 Stott
17.4.12 Hednesford H Northern Premier 2:2 714 !-Phillips, Stott
21.4.12 Halifax A Northern Premier 2:1 1030 Ellams, Stott
28.4.12 Telford Utd H Northern Premier 4:1 1125 !-McCarthy 2, Benn, Stott

Bevchenko
27-07-14, 03:10 PM
Congrats!!

Redknapp69
28-07-14, 02:02 AM
Great stuff! You're in the 'big' league now though!

Bevchenko
28-07-14, 03:37 AM
The real test begins!

Mark
28-07-14, 10:34 AM
Wow, didn't expect you to get success so soon! Well done, merk!

The Welsh youth thing is a bug in the Tapani patch. Tapani replaced the Welsh league with the Northern Premier League and I guess he didn't update the awards that go with the league too.

What's with the ! as part of your player names?

merkezekrem
28-07-14, 11:26 AM
Cheers Mark. So that is why I didnt remember the Northern Premier League being there :lol:

I have hard time memorizing players' names so I nickname the players from youth with a "!" in their names to pick them out easily.

In fact, this was my best idea in cm so far:


http://imageshack.com/a/img801/6451/5yet.jpg

Bevchenko
28-07-14, 11:28 AM
Or just sort by position :ok:

BobMem
28-07-14, 11:29 AM
Just found this story, looks like a mighty tough challenge. Best of luck!

Those youths look cracking, all with high determination which is so important for developing other atts. I guess the ones with !- are marked as they were promoted through your youth academy?

Looking forward to seeing how they develop, KUTGW!

merkezekrem
28-07-14, 11:38 AM
Cheers Mr.Mem :ok: I'll be comparing the newbies seasonal changes to see how they go.

Bev; D'oh! I forget who is playing where while looking at condition, form, avarage rating and stuff so i made it like that.

Mark
28-07-14, 11:41 AM
Nicknames are a good idea, I'm just too much of a perfectionist that I wouldn't like to see the positions appearing when they've scored goals, etc.

Jesus
28-07-14, 12:00 PM
I tend to add a "+" next to players of note. An interesting challenge Merk, there won't be much in terms of money next year though..

Kingsley
28-07-14, 12:30 PM
Wow !

You've got your work cut out trying to get anywhere with this challenge. Some decent youths sofar and I hope you can keep up the level of talent coming through. Could be a while before the next promotion comes as I think there is just one club who goes up from the Conference.

Best of luck !

merkezekrem
28-07-14, 01:09 PM
Season 3:

I went to the chairman's office for a little chat about our season ahead. As man of the day, so to speak, I poured some whiskey and sat on the comfy sofa.
- Hello Adam
-Oh, we are there now? Well Hello Ekrem
He said and poured himself a glass and sat in front of me.
- Congradulations for the promotion. You have done a marvelous job. No one expected this.
- Why thank you for your confidence in me.
- Haha. Ha. I hope we don't go down right back.
- I hope I get some new players.
- Youth team is working on that.
- What youth team?
- You know, that scottish mechanic and the IT guy.
- We are now in Conference now! This is the big game! We need better training facilities, more coaches, youth coaches! We need money to tie up new contracts with the players we have! Hell I can hardly make the youth sign a contract!
- Well, we are not making any money. Hell, we had to spent 1 milion euros to expand the stadium!
- I dont want expended stadium. No one really comes to our matches anyways.
- Now, now son. If you build it, they will come. Anyways the FA wouldnt have let us play in the miiighty conference if we didnt expand the stadium.

http://i61.tinypic.com/1g4mte.jpg

-Yeah? I didnt know that. So what, now we are in dept?
- We've allways been in dept. We've been getting injections from the company for the last 2 years.
- Huh? Injections?
- Money boy, moneey.
- So they paid for the stadium?
- No, we are in big depth now.
- Will we go bankrupt?
- You wish, then Opel or Nissan would buy us and we'd be out of our restriction and get tons of money injected.
-I'll go back to managin the kids then.
- Yeah, you do that, I'll be begging for some more injections. Money or other kinds.

So the mechanic and the IT guy worked good this year. We had 6 new comers from the youth setup:

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http://i57.tinypic.com/28vg40h.jpg
http://i59.tinypic.com/eqq8vr.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/2s024j6.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/154c0us.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/10p7t6d.jpg
Turner turned out to be a little prick
http://i61.tinypic.com/2n687cm.jpg
But later he signed the contract.

Of these youths, Gibbs and Turner got into the team right away but Turner dropped to the subs after some horrible games.

The season went on as a dream. We were scoring very few but conceeding fever in december the supporters were starting to believe in the team:

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We topped the table in 6th and 7th weeks, with scoring 7 and conceeding 2. We did drop a little after that but jumped back up and were 2nd or 3rd throughout weeks 16 to 29.
Along the way, Adam called me:
- Hi Adam
-Hi Merk. You are doing an excellent job. I hope we can keep you in the club for long but..
-But what?
- We dont want that Mark Winslade at the club.
-But he's been wanting to move to a bigger club for the last 2 years and now I managed to change his mind and sign a new contract and we have 23 players on the squad and I cant sign anyone you want me to sell him!
-Yeah

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I put him on the list but called the other managers to not make an offer. They didn't untill the end of the season.

So the season came nearer to the end. We've been sitting at 4th for the last 10 weeks, between 30th and 40th. One week before the end we managed to get to 3rd position! The last weeks table and fixture was like this:

We could get a promotion if we win! Hell we could get a promotion if Grimsby and Forest Green loose points! This was unbelievable stuff!

http://i59.tinypic.com/2j1oje9.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/2vbslsh.jpg,


But sadly we draw and Forest Green got a promotion with 1 goal :(
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We came short on a miracle, still being 4th was a little miracle by itself.

Avarage Ratings

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Fearnehough got his 3rd Fans Player of the Year award
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http://i62.tinypic.com/2i8gmpw.jpg
It was very hard to make him sign a new contract but in the end his love for the club made him sign one. His min fee dropped from 750K to 230K tho.


We got 2 more injections, one for 750K and one for 350k, the others in the sheet must be from year before.

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The youths developement:

McCarthy dropped 5 atts, 1 from Acceleration, Agility, Jumping, Pace and Strength. He gained 8 atts around, +2 for influence. He couldn't play as many games as last year coz Stott wanted more games and I wanted to make that Mark Winslade get some value.
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Blackwell played many games but only got +2, one for Long shots, one for Influence. This might be his top?
http://i58.tinypic.com/2pz0277.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/b4x1zm.jpg
Phillips managed to get +21! +4 to influence, stamina and strength. +1 to positioning yey!
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Gibbs played 29 games, scored 4 assisted 4. got +29 atts all around!
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Turner played many too. Got +25 on atts, +4 on stamina
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Spence got +10, not bad for no games in first squad and 8 games in reserves.
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Williams got +11
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George the RB got -4 on accel, agility, jumping and pace :confused: he played Dr for 20 matches. Got + 4. We'll se next season.
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And finally Blake: Got +14. Good. He was very hard to make new contract.
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Stuff:

Wow look at that!
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Awards:
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http://i57.tinypic.com/25angjr.jpg
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Record Attandence:
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Vauxhall Motors - Wednesday 15th May 2013
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Squad
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No Name Position(s) Nat Born Age Caps Gls Wages Expires Value
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- !-Blackwell M RC ENG 11.1.95 18 - - ¤12K 23.6.16 ¤28K
- !-Blake S C ENG 29.6.95 17 - - ¤35K 21.6.15 ¤16K
- !-George D R ENG 18.9.94 18 - - ¤14K 11.6.17 ¤12K
- !-Gibbs AM L ENG 20.8.94 18 - - ¤14K 23.6.16 ¤45K
- !-McCarthy S C ENG 31.1.95 18 - - ¤26K 5.6.16 ¤50K
- !-Phillips D C ENG 9.10.94 18 - - ¤14K 9.6.16 ¤16K
- !-Spence S C ENG 30.4.96 17 - - ¤16K 28.6.15 ¤16K
- !-Turner DM RC ENG 17.3.95 18 - - ¤26K 25.6.16 ¤14K
- !-Williams DMC DM C ENG 23.7.95 17 - - ¤18K 3.6.16 ¤8K
- Barnes, Louis D/M LC ENG 16.10.88 24 - - ¤28K 7.6.18 ¤50K
- Benn, Enzo M C ENG 3.7.80 32 - - ¤24K 20.5.15 ¤8K
- Chambers, Nick D L ENG 16.4.80 33 - - ¤24K 16.5.13 ¤35K
- Clair, Karl M C ENG 20.9.89 23 - - ¤22K 5.5.14 ¤14K
- Egerton, Jonathan D R ENG 19.9.85 27 - - ¤22K 6.6.14 ¤20K
- Ellams, Lloyd F C ENG 11.1.88 25 - - ¤24K 11.5.16 ¤55K
- Fearnehough, Danny M C ENG 23.11.88 24 - - ¤35K 13.6.15 ¤85K
- Grice, Tom AM RLC ENG 2.2.87 26 - - ¤28K 9.6.16 ¤22K
- Hannigan, Tom D C ENG 11.4.84 29 - - ¤24K Rolling Free
- Henry, Callum D C ENG 10.6.88 24 - - ¤24K 5.5.15 ¤85K
- Jones, Zac GK ENG 24.11.85 27 - - ¤22K 23.5.16 ¤22K
- McMurray, Kirk D R ENG 27.11.80 32 - - ¤24K 6.6.14 ¤10K
- Noon, Karl F RLC ENG 15.9.83 29 - - ¤22K 28.6.15 ¤28K
- Noone, Chris M/S C ENG 25.10.81 31 - - ¤24K 28.6.14 ¤16K
- Spotswood, Gary GK ENG 13.9.80 32 - - ¤20K 21.6.15 ¤20K
- Stott, Ashley S C ENG 14.6.85 27 - - ¤24K 4.5.14 ¤35K
- Winslade, Mark S C ENG 14.1.90 23 - - ¤24K 26.5.15 ¤45K



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2012/3 Senior Club Stats
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No Name Apps Gls Con Pens Asts Yel Red MoM Av R
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- !-Blackwell 30 (1) 3 0 0 11 1 0 4 7.10
- !-Blake 1 (2) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7.00
- !-George 20 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.65
- !-Gibbs 29 4 0 0 4 1 0 1 6.83
- !-McCarthy 19 (12) 10 0 0 4 0 0 3 6.97
- !-Phillips 37 2 0 0 0 4 1 2 6.68
- !-Spence 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
- !-Turner 19 (12) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6.03
- !-Williams DMC 7 (2) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5.67
- Barnes, Louis 13 (12) 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 6.84
- Benn, Enzo 10 (1) 2 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 6.64
- Chambers, Nick 33 (1) 1 0 0 0 6 0 3 7.24
- Clair, Karl 4 (6) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.50
- Egerton, Jonathan 21 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6.52
- Ellams, Lloyd 11 (13) 6 0 0 2 2 0 0 6.71
- Fearnehough, Danny 35 (1) 8 0 0 6 1 0 7 7.44
- Grice, Tom 25 (3) 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 6.86
- Hannigan, Tom 24 (1) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.44
- Henry, Callum 27 (2) 3 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 1 6.66
- Jones, Zac 3 (6) 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 6.89
- McMurray, Kirk 5 (5) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.10
- Noon, Karl 26 (8) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.38
- Noone, Chris 18 (8) 2 0 2 (2) 0 2 0 1 6.77
- Spotswood, Gary 41 0 34 0 0 0 0 2 7.10
- Stott, Ashley 15 (2) 8 0 1 (1) 1 0 0 0 6.88
- Winslade, Mark 11 (3) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.29



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2012/3 Transfers
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Date Player In From Fee
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None

Date Player Out To Fee
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None




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2012/3 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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18.8.12 Shrewsbury A Conference 1:1 5020 !-McCarthy
21.8.12 Macclesfield H Conference 1:0 1197 !-McCarthy
25.8.12 Nuneaton A Conference 1:0 1025 Winslade
29.8.12 Alfreton H Conference 0:1 1140
1.9.12 Worcester City A Conference 1:0 1075 !-McCarthy
3.9.12 Braintree H Conference 3:0 1507 !-Gibbs, Chambers, Ellams
8.9.12 Forest Green A Conference 0:0 1720
11.9.12 Southport H Conference 1:0 1957 Benn pen
15.9.12 Aldershot A Conference 0:1 2150
22.9.12 Stockport A Conference 1:1 2247 Fearnehough
25.9.12 AFC Wimbledon H Conference 1:0 1720 Fearnehough
29.9.12 Boston Utd H Conference 0:1 1773
6.10.12 Grimsby H Conference 0:3 1721
13.10.12 Dorchester A FA Cup Qual.Rnd 0:1 1392
27.10.12 Lincoln H Conference 2:0 1685 Stott 2
7.11.12 Telford Utd A Conference 1:0 2271 Noon
17.11.12 Gateshead H Conference 2:0 1661 Henry, Ellams
24.11.12 Cambridge Utd A FA Trophy 2nd Rnd 0:1 1262
1.12.12 Cambridge Utd A Conference 0:0 2044
5.12.12 Kidderminster A Conference 3:2 1032 !-Blackwell, Benn, !-McCarthy
8.12.12 Mansfield H Conference 2:1 1973 Noone pen, Noon
15.12.12 Wrexham A Conference 1:1 3991 Noone pen
22.12.12 Oxford H Conference 2:1 1871 Fearnehough, Noon
26.12.12 Nuneaton H Conference 0:0 1890
29.12.12 Alfreton A Conference 2:2 2529 Stott, !-McCarthy
5.1.13 Shrewsbury H Conference 1:0 1847 Stott
12.1.13 Macclesfield A Conference 0:2 1385
23.1.13 Worcester City H Conference 2:0 1733 !-Blackwell, !-McCarthy
26.1.13 Southport A Conference 0:2 2119
2.2.13 Aldershot H Conference 0:0 1941
9.2.13 Braintree A Conference 1:1 1840 !-McCarthy
16.2.13 Forest Green H Conference 0:2 1762
23.2.13 Boston Utd A Conference 1:2 1605 Fearnehough
2.3.13 Grimsby A Conference 1:2 4637 Fearnehough
9.3.13 Stockport H Conference 3:2 1688 Fearnehough, Stott 2
12.3.13 AFC Wimbledon A Conference 1:0 3761 Ellams
16.3.13 Telford Utd H Conference 2:3 2005 Fearnehough, Ellams
23.3.13 Gateshead A Conference 5:2 2258 !-Phillips, Ellams, Henry, Stott, Fearnehough
30.3.13 Kidderminster H Conference 3:0 1700 !-Gibbs, !-Blackwell, Stott pen
6.4.13 Oxford A Conference 4:4 5294 Grice, !-Gibbs 2, !-McCarthy
8.4.13 Cambridge Utd H Conference 1:1 1904 !-Phillips
13.4.13 Lincoln A Conference 1:0 2034 Ellams
27.4.13 Wrexham H Conference 3:1 2707 !-McCarthy 2, Henry pen
4.5.13 Mansfield A Conference 1:1 3788 Grice

Mark
28-07-14, 01:30 PM
Wow, you are definitely exceeding all expectations! 4th is amazing! Shame you came so close though.

Glad you managed to get that stadium expansion. I was Alfreton once and the board refused to expand the stadium so I wasn't allowed to go up and had to spend another year in the Conference. Hope your ground is big enough now to get into the Third Division when the time comes.

I like Fearnehough, seems like a key player for you. Shame the board don't want you to keep Winslade though. Hopefully you can get a decent offer for him although it's not as though you can spend the money.

merkezekrem
28-07-14, 02:13 PM
Wow, you are definitely exceeding all expectations! 4th is amazing! Shame you came so close though.

Glad you managed to get that stadium expansion. I was Alfreton once and the board refused to expand the stadium so I wasn't allowed to go up and had to spend another year in the Conference. Hope your ground is big enough now to get into the Third Division when the time comes.

I like Fearnehough, seems like a key player for you. Shame the board don't want you to keep Winslade though. Hopefully you can get a decent offer for him although it's not as though you can spend the money.

The ground is 2750 (600) seated now. Can't remember what it was before, probably 1500. How big do you need for Div3?
Not being allowed :eek: that would piss me of big time, might have headbutted Adam :)

Fearnehough is amazing so far. Wierd name for an English/Barbadian. Don't think I can keep him long tho, 230K is cheap price for his class. But he likes the club, proud to be here and enthusiastic about his future at the club, might sign a new contract when i have some money.

Jesus
28-07-14, 02:52 PM
Another fantastic season and almost did the unlikely! You've got some solid youth players for this level so hopefully the board will keep investing in the club. Maybe it's time to reshuffle your backroom staff?

churky
28-07-14, 03:05 PM
Fantastic job given you're using a non-wibwob tactic!

merkezekrem
28-07-14, 03:51 PM
Fantastic job given you're using a non-wibwob tactic!

It also amazes me churky. On Nationals Only and Roman General, I realized without transfers and changing the tactic (tho that was fodofd2) the team kept playing better and better. That is why I wanted to try this. As we all like making transfers in this game, maybe we overlooked the advantages of a team well settled.

I played 4-5-1 with arrows on wing backs and wingers and the mid center, giving him trough balls. Sometime I switched to 4-4-1-1, all the tactic same tho, just a FC instead of MC. In games I sometimes change to Normal when the other team is all over me, and sometimes switch to Defensive - Long balls - no pressing and man behid ball for the last 5 minutes when i am ahead by 1 goal. I could never make my players "run down the clock" tho. Any idea?


Another fantastic season and almost did the unlikely! You've got some solid youth players for this level so hopefully the board will keep investing in the club. Maybe it's time to reshuffle your backroom staff?

Good call Jesus. I dont like that job too much but giving I have no time to waste on transfers, I should get to it. But first I 'll have to renew contracts and see if I have any money left. My max wage per year is 35K Euros per year. :)

Need some cup run to make some money :ok:

Redknapp69
28-07-14, 08:48 PM
What a season!

Such a shame about last game but to be in that position is a fantastic effort!

Yeah - a cup run is definitely a golden ticket for requesting improved facilities

Although Adam is probably too busy "investing" it at the local "Gentleman's" club................

Bevchenko
28-07-14, 10:41 PM
Promotion next season!!

Kingsley
29-07-14, 09:18 AM
Promotion may be too soon. I hope for an FA Cup game at Old Trafford (and up with the leaders)

Fantastic season. I hope that you can keep it up.

ebfatz
29-07-14, 04:42 PM
Really unlucky not to go up but I think looking long term it may be better for you.
Another season in the Conference and players will be that much better the season after when you go up.

merkezekrem
02-08-14, 01:29 PM
SEASON 4:
-Just battle breavely against relegation again Mr.Kez

-Just...battle breavely... against relegation... AGAIN?! Have you forgotten to take your medicine Adam? We were 4th last season, we lost the promotion on the last game!

- And we didn't get relegated! Which was a very fine job indeed.

- So you want some more of the same eh?

-Righto. Don't make us spend money again please.

-I need some money for wages, again.

-Sure! No problem. (gave max 45K Euros per year again)

- Any chance to get some goals for the training ground? Maybe a second ball or a shower?

-Naah, you're doing just fine.

- How is the youth guys working?

-Well, they had a lot to do for the company this year so came up with only 1 player for you this season.

-1?

-A solid 1 tho.


http://i57.tinypic.com/10okvhe.jpg


-Hmm, Not bad. I needed some defenders. I have 2 and a half.

-Right right. Now go and win that non relegation for us please.

We started the season very weak. 2 wins in the first 2 weeks put us 3rd but 1 win in the next 6 matches got us as low as 11th. 3 Goalkeeper M.O.M's against us didn't help in those 6 weeks. I had renewed contracts of players by this time and that might have got the players too comfortable.
We had ups and downs till 16th week where we got to the 5th position. 5 weeks later we got to 3rd and stayed there for wooping 13 weeks. Till Fearnehough got injured.
On week 35, after loosing 3 in a row we dropped to 4th, jumped back to 3rd next week to drop to 4th again and to 5th with 3 weeks to go. Our hopes were getting weak. I changed the tactic to 4-4-2. We weren't able to stop others scoring, might as well score some more ourselves. We managed to beat Braintree (Zombie heaven?) 3-0 and jumped back to 4th with 2 weeks to go.

We were to play against Telford, who had nothing going on and Cambridge Utd. were against stronger and hopefull Cheltenham.
http://i59.tinypic.com/erxzrl.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/2uggbr4.jpg

A penalty at 49th and sending off of their keeper saw us edge past them 1-0! Cambridge drew 0-0! We are close again!
http://i59.tinypic.com/2nuhy0i.jpg

So the standing before the last matches and the fixtures and all!
http://i60.tinypic.com/21l6ag2.jpg
We have no chance for goal difference. We need to win and they need to drop a point or 2 or 3.
http://i62.tinypic.com/2zgvjlx.jpg

At half time, we are going on!
http://i58.tinypic.com/2mxxky.jpg


But we conceed one more at 51. I go bat crazy and take my wingers one position up, put Fearnegroucho or whatever now, behind the strikers and put Turner to DMC. We push on!

An on and on...

Noon comes, the player Noon that is. He scores a tap in from his own headers rebound! 60th minute and 2-2. Cambridge is still loosing 1-2! We need to keep this for 30 minutes and we are up!

At 64th Turner moves forward with the ball. I come out of my place shouting to the kid to turn the fuck back and kill some time but he's deaf to me. He passes the ball inside the area to Fearnenanano or whatever and Fearnomore hits a speculative effort.....

....that goes in! Fearnehough! What a beautiful name! 2-3 at 64th!

Then comes the times of doom. Nothing much happens but I can't watch it. Our ears are on the Cambridge match but they need 2 goals now. And that doesnt happen. We are 3rd! We are on a proper named league now! We are off to 3rd Divison!
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The cups you ask? Well they were a bit of an aim to get some money but didn't go as well as planned.
We lost to Northern Premier side Hednesford on the Qual. Round 0-2. We got past Chesterfield on penalties at Vans Trophy North 1st roundbut lost to Grimsby on 2nd round, 1-2.
All we had left was FA Trophy at wich we hardly got past second round to non league Ebbsfleet Utd. at replay 2-0. 3rd round was against Accrington and Grşce and Noone scored for a 2-1 win. Ellams scored on 1st minute to get us past Guiseley to semis against Hednesford. We beat them 2-1 on both legs to get to our first final ever. The fans weren't excited about the cup tho. We had 131, 144, 97 (!) http://i59.tinypic.com/dlhv0m.jpg lads watching our cup run. At semi's they turned up, 1975 people. Well, at the final we had our highest attandence ever. Not that those were ours as we played in Stamford Bridge but playing in front of 15.248 fans was amazing for players.

Sadly it was too amazing for them.
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We got some avards:

http://i59.tinypic.com/2qiyzjk.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/16bysnt.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/acfzo2.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/34y5grr.jpg

Fearnehough as usual:

http://i57.tinypic.com/292xpfm.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/id6k2t.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/23ssynp.jpg

Thank god he signed a new contract with 1.5M for min. fee. The offers are raining but only as high as 230K so far. And he is happy to stay. Good lad.
Youth's progress.

Blackwell got only +3 atts. 2 to influence and 1 to stamina. He's probably as best as he can be. :(
http://i58.tinypic.com/2wd7iv4.jpg
Blake got -5! one from acceleration, pace, jumping, strength (from 3 to 2!) and agility. Finishing got +2, influence 1, long shots 2. Total +5. Horrible. Should I put him for more fitness?
http://i59.tinypic.com/a0jjw7.jpg
George the DR, got a record +29!
http://i60.tinypic.com/2a5liyc.jpg
Gibbs got -1 for acceleration, agility, jumping and pace. Got +1 for heading, off the ball, set pieces, stamina, strength and technique.
http://i59.tinypic.com/2uooy1z.jpg
McCarthy got +13. He regained the high ones he lost last year.
http://i60.tinypic.com/24cs5qd.jpg
Phillips got +4 to stuff like dribbling and set pieces :) he got +1 for tackling tho. Only -1 for stamina but he finished the season after an injury so it might be coz of that.
http://i59.tinypic.com/21klf5z.jpg
Turner played much better. He might get in the first 11 next year. He got +22!
http://i59.tinypic.com/n6qd7d.jpg

Spence played in the reserves. He got injured a lot too. He got +13 ehich is good but still to weak
http://i58.tinypic.com/15qosja.jpg

Williams also as Spence played in reserves. But he got -6 and got +15. Wierd guy.
http://i60.tinypic.com/2qk1ovp.jpg
The new signing Gray played 37 (3) games, all in defence centre. He got +19 all around.
http://i58.tinypic.com/34fd4au.jpg

The board anounced we need to enlarge the stadium once more to be able to get in the 3rd Div.

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Jesus
02-08-14, 04:44 PM
An excellent season Merk! Another promotion so soon, but the real test starts now. Fingers crossed for you! How do you keep a track of how many points each player gains/loses? I know you can see what's improved in the training screen but is there a secret to knowing how many they've increased/decreased by?

Baron Zbimg
02-08-14, 04:45 PM
I caught up on this. Awesome results so far and a titanic task ahead. The focus on the evolution of the skills of the players of your academy is really awesome. I Love the format!

merkezekrem
02-08-14, 06:50 PM
An excellent season Merk! Another promotion so soon, but the real test starts now. Fingers crossed for you! How do you keep a track of how many points each player gains/loses? I know you can see what's improved in the training screen but is there a secret to knowing how many they've increased/decreased by?

I compare with the last season's screenshot :ok:

Redknapp69
03-08-14, 03:57 PM
Bloody hell - amazing stuff! Really didn't expect promotion this early - congrats!

Mark
03-08-14, 05:34 PM
Cracking stuff again, merk! Congratulations!

We do like Fearnehough! Anyone want to start a petition to get him capped by Barbados?

Hope you get some defenders for next season. Glad the stadium was expanded again too!

kuy
06-08-14, 11:21 PM
Really great story, love the focus on youth and development. Good luck in Division 3!

merkezekrem
09-08-14, 10:37 PM
SEASON 5:

I went to see Adam after the last match. He had a party hat on and a drink in his both hands. He offered me one and started shouting

- YEEEAAAAH!

- YEEEAAAH!

- Yeeeaah!

- Yeah! So on to Division 3!

- Yeeaah.

- Do we have to build more stands?

- Yeah.

- So we don't have any money again?

- Yeah.

- No transfers allowed again?

- Yeah.

- And you want me to battle for relagation again?

- Yeah.

- We are not investing in youth again?

- Yeah.

- I can't have more money for wage bill again?

- Yeah.

- Well then, see you at the end of next season then.

- Yeah.

- Yeah.

We had 2 new comers to the club. One was a very needed D/M L, Cross and the other not very needed SC Holsgrove.

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We went on to contract talks. Noone finally decided to renew his contract.

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Just to get retired 2 weeks later?!

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We didn't start the season well, 3 draws and 1 win was promising in the first 4 weeks but 4 looses after that saw us drop as low as 20th. As our pathetic form wasn't enough, our star player Fearnehough got injured:

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I decided it was time to change the tactic. I wanted to use the DM's I have and the AML Gibbs wasn't turning to be a good player for me to keep the tactic. I changed to a 4-1-3-2.

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We did start getting better results in the league. Not in the cups though. We beat West Ham in League Cup round 1, giving us hope we can make a run this year only to loose 3-0 on the next round to Charlton Athletic, both Div 1 teams.

We beat Conferance team Grimsby after a replay and lost to Northern Premier side Altrichan at the replay.

In Vans Trophy we got past Hoartlepool but lost to Oldham in the second round.

In a way getting rid of the cups was good for us as we didn't have the squad to compete in any 2 competition.
The league went mixed. We were about the play-off place battle all season and managed to get 21 wins, 8 draws with 2 matches to go.

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Well, once again we were going to the last match with hopes and worries.

So we were 71 points with Forrest Green and 1 point ahead of Burton Albion. Burton was going to play against Forrest so a draw would be enough for us

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We couldn't get the win no thanks to the ref who decided our goal in 90th was offside.

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So it was play off time against Plymouth:
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We couldn't keep the lead but it was good to see Fearnehough returning to football.

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This was the end to our season.
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Awards:


Our new no 1 keeper Zac Jones was our hero of the season.
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http://i59.tinypic.com/2ik6tls.jpg

Youth awards:

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Youth progress:

Blackwell got +8. Yay, still improving. +3 to influence and +2 to stamina.

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Blake got -5 and + 4. His strength got from 2 to 1 :suspicious:

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New guy 1, Cross got a whoooping +31!

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George the RB, champion developer of last season got +10 but -1 for stamina

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I've put Gibbs to the reserves with training for centre. He even got some matches in the center when I didn't have enough players. And for my surprise it did work! He became an AM L/C! He even managed to get +15 atts! Good boy.

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Gray played the last of his games in DM as the other guys didn't want to go in tackles. He got +1 for finishing (?) and -1 for stamina. Not good.

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New guy 2, Holsgrove didn't play a game. Think I overworked him as his condition was always very low. He is a first, he didn't imrpove or lost any atts. Just same old Holsgrove.

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McCarthy played tons but I'm not sure the Hold up ball style target maning was effective. He should have assisted more if it was working. He lost -6 and didn't gain anything. :cry:

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Phillips was ok. he got +3, again one for finishing and -1 for stamina.

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Spence feels like has a future. But he got -7 and +7. Confused kid.

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Turner is surely not a DMC. I started using him in MC with an arrow up. He got -2 and +4 (+3 for influence)

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And Williams got +11 but -5. Wierd thing, he got -3 to teamwork. First time i see it fall and first time one att falls so much.

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Print-out:


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Vauxhall Motors - Wednesday 3rd June 2015
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Squad
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No Name Position(s) Nat Born Age Caps Gls Wages Expires Value
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7 !-Blackwell M RC ENG 11.1.95 20 - - ¤18K 12.6.17 ¤75K
22 !-Blake S C ENG 29.6.95 19 - - ¤40K 21.6.17 ¤30K
18 !-Cross D/M L ENG 2.5.98 17 - - ¤14K 23.6.17 ¤28K
2 !-George D R ENG 18.9.94 20 - - ¤14K 11.6.17 ¤22K
11 !-Gibbs AM LC ENG 20.8.94 20 - - ¤14K 23.6.16 ¤22K
20 !-Gray D/DM C ENG 29.7.96 18 - - ¤14K 12.6.17 ¤16K
- !-Holsgrove S C ENG 19.2.98 17 - - ¤14K 9.6.18 ¤22K
9 !-McCarthy S C ENG 31.1.95 20 - - ¤35K 12.6.19 ¤65K
6 !-Phillips D C ENG 9.10.94 20 - - ¤14K 12.6.18 ¤24K
10 !-Spence S C ENG 30.4.96 19 - - ¤16K 12.6.17 ¤30K
4 !-Turner DM RC ENG 17.3.95 20 - - ¤45K 12.6.19 ¤18K
12 !-Williams DM C ENG 23.7.95 19 - - ¤18K 12.6.18 ¤14K
3 Barnes, Louis D/M LC ENG 16.10.88 26 - - ¤35K 14.6.18 ¤65K
17 Clair, Karl M C ENG 20.9.89 25 - - ¤45K 17.6.19 ¤35K
14 Egerton, Jonathan D R ENG 19.9.85 29 - - ¤35K 27.6.16 ¤16K
16 Ellams, Lloyd F C ENG 11.1.88 27 - - ¤40K 21.6.19 ¤65K
8 Fearnehough, Danny M C ENG 23.11.88 26 - - ¤50K 17.6.18 ¤100K
21 Grice, Tom AM RLC ENG 2.2.87 28 - - ¤40K 12.6.19 ¤30K
5 Henry, Callum D C ENG 10.6.88 26 - - ¤40K 12.6.17 ¤55K
1 Jones, Zac GK ENG 24.11.85 29 - - ¤35K 27.6.17 ¤50K
19 Noon, Karl F RLC ENG 15.9.83 31 - - ¤30K 27.6.16 ¤16K
13 Spotswood, Gary GK ENG 13.9.80 34 - - ¤26K 27.6.16 ¤7K
15 Stott, Ashley S C ENG 14.6.85 29 - - ¤40K 12.6.17 ¤70K



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2014/5 Senior Club Stats
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No Name Apps Gls Con Pens Asts Yel Red MoM Av R
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7 !-Blackwell 34 (1) 13 0 0 4 1 0 3 7.37
22 !-Blake 21 (16) 7 0 0 4 1 0 0 6.76
18 !-Cross 27 (12) 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 6.64
2 !-George 48 (4) 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 6.79
11 !-Gibbs 7 (6) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6.69
20 !-Gray 43 (1) 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 6.48
- !-Holsgrove - - - - - - - - ----
9 !-McCarthy 41 (1) 12 0 1 (1) 3 1 0 2 6.83
6 !-Phillips 45 (4) 0 0 0 2 5 1 1 6.67
10 !-Spence 23 (12) 8 0 0 2 0 0 2 7.14
4 !-Turner 29 (10) 2 0 0 4 1 0 1 6.46
12 !-Williams 24 (9) 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 6.42
3 Barnes, Louis 36 (7) 4 0 1 (1) 4 1 0 2 6.93
17 Clair, Karl 29 (7) 5 0 0 7 2 0 1 6.94
14 Egerton, Jonathan 9 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.42
16 Ellams, Lloyd 36 (9) 9 0 0 7 1 0 4 6.93
8 Fearnehough, Danny 12 (1) 3 0 0 3 2 0 1 7.31
21 Grice, Tom 28 (1) 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 6.90
5 Henry, Callum 31 (6) 5 0 7 (5) 3 5 1 0 6.32
1 Jones, Zac 48 0 71 0 0 0 0 4 7.21
19 Noon, Karl 10 (21) 2 0 0 4 2 1 0 6.58
13 Spotswood, Gary 8 (3) 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 7.18
15 Stott, Ashley 27 (11) 9 0 0 3 1 0 4 6.95



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2014/5 Transfers
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Date Player In From Fee
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20.7.14 Darren Tinson Free Transfer Free
18.1.15 Colin Clarke Free Transfer Free
21.1.15 Matthew Blaine Brecon Free

Date Player Out To Fee
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6.6.14 Kirk McMurray Shrewsbury Bos
12.1.15 Shaun Fagan Swindon ¤45K




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2014/5 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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9.8.14 Plymouth A Third Division 0:0 6466
16.8.14 Luton H Third Division 2:2 2341 !-McCarthy 2
19.8.14 West Ham H League Cup 1st Rnd 1:0 2759 Barnes pen
23.8.14 Burton Albion A Third Division 3:3 4067 Grice, !-Gray, Ellams
25.8.14 Bristol City H Third Division 3:0 2780 !-Blake, Stott 2
30.8.14 Forest Green A Third Division 1:2 3003 Stott
6.9.14 Lincoln H Third Division 3:5 2782 !-McCarthy, Henry pen, !-Blake
10.9.14 Wrexham A Third Division 0:1 4797
13.9.14 Stevenage H Third Division 1:2 2873 Stott
17.9.14 Charlton A League Cup 2nd Rnd 0:3 15109
20.9.14 Hartlepool H Third Division 2:1 2771 !-McCarthy, Grice
27.9.14 Alfreton A Third Division 3:0 2687 Fearnehough, Ellams, !-McCarthy
4.10.14 Tamworth H Third Division 2:0 2812 Fearnehough, !-George
11.10.14 Barnsley A Third Division 3:1 9342 !-Blackwell 2, !-Blake
14.10.14 Rochdale H Third Division 2:1 2881 !-Spence, !-Blake
19.10.14 Northampton A Third Division 3:4 4258 !-Blackwell 2, Clair
21.10.14 Tranmere H Third Division 1:3 3388 !-Turner
25.10.14 Bristol Rovers A Third Division 1:1 6616 Clair
1.11.14 Gateshead H Third Division 2:1 2732 !-Spence, Grice
8.11.14 Grimsby A FA Cup 1st Rnd 2:2 5312 !-Blackwell 2
15.11.14 Chester H Third Division 2:2 4147 !-Blake, Barnes
19.11.14 Grimsby H FA Cup 1st Rnd Replay 2:1 1716 Ellams 2
22.11.14 Yeovil A Third Division 3:2 6633 !-Turner, !-Blake, !-McCarthy
29.11.14 Altrincham H FA Cup 2nd Rnd 1:1 1274 Clair
3.12.14 Bolton A Third Division 0:0 12321
6.12.14 Burton Albion H Third Division 0:2 2772
9.12.14 Hartlepool A Vans Trophy North 1st Rnd 1:0 3273 !-Spence
13.12.14 Crewe H Third Division 1:1 3359 Ellams
17.12.14 Altrincham A FA Cup 2nd Rnd Replay 1:2 3004 !-Blackwell
20.12.14 Leyton Orient A Third Division 2:1 4254 Clair, Henry pen
24.12.14 Walsall H Third Division 4:1 2774 !-McCarthy, Ellams, !-Spence 2
27.12.14 Luton A Third Division 0:3 8838
30.12.14 Wrexham H Third Division 2:0 4355 Stott, Clair
3.1.15 Bristol City A Third Division 1:2 10360 Grice
10.1.15 Plymouth H Third Division 0:1 2796
13.1.15 Oldham H Vans Trophy North 2nd Rnd 1:3 358 Grice
17.1.15 Lincoln A Third Division 2:0 2623 Grice, Stott
31.1.15 Forest Green H Third Division 2:0 2653 Ellams, !-McCarthy
7.2.15 Alfreton H Third Division 2:0 2686 !-McCarthy pen, !-Blackwell
14.2.15 Hartlepool A Third Division 1:3 6282 !-Spence
17.2.15 Stevenage A Third Division 5:4 4615 Stott, Barnes, Noon, !-Spence, !-Blake
21.2.15 Rochdale A Third Division 1:3 3975 Ellams
28.2.15 Barnsley H Third Division 2:0 2798 !-Spence, !-Blackwell
4.3.15 Tamworth A Third Division 1:3 4752 !-McCarthy
7.3.15 Northampton H Third Division 1:0 2799 !-McCarthy
17.3.15 Chester A Third Division 3:1 5387 Barnes, !-George, Henry pen
21.3.15 Bristol Rovers H Third Division 1:0 2757 Henry pen
28.3.15 Tranmere A Third Division 2:2 4733 Stott 2
4.4.15 Bolton H Third Division 2:4 2780 !-Blackwell 2
11.4.15 Gateshead A Third Division 0:2 3988
13.4.15 Yeovil H Third Division 2:1 2791 Noon, Henry pen
18.4.15 Walsall A Third Division 2:1 4511 Ellams, !-Blackwell
25.4.15 Leyton Orient H Third Division 0:3 3266
3.5.15 Crewe A Third Division 1:1 5792 !-Blackwell
9.5.15 Plymouth H Third Division Playoff Semi Fi 1:1 2783 Fearnehough
13.5.15 Plymouth A Third Division Playoff Semi Fi 1:3 17296 !-McCarthy





Hey, I didn't know you could print the league info!


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English Third Division - Saturday 23rd May 2015
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2014/5 Table
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Pos Team Pld Won Drn Lst For Ag Won Drn Lst For Ag Pts
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1st C Rochdale 46 16 5 2 54 27 15 4 4 42 22 102
2nd P Bristol City 46 14 4 5 43 24 14 3 6 44 31 91
3rd P Chester 46 14 4 5 45 25 12 4 7 37 25 86
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4th P Plymouth 46 15 6 2 35 16 6 8 9 21 27 77
5th Bristol Rovers 46 14 4 5 35 21 9 4 10 41 44 77
6th Forest Green 46 14 4 5 43 25 7 7 9 36 40 74
7th Vauxhall Motors 46 13 3 7 39 30 8 6 9 38 40 72
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8th Burton Albion 46 10 7 6 40 33 9 6 8 36 36 70
9th Leyton Orient 46 13 6 4 48 38 6 7 10 45 50 70
10th Tamworth 46 10 8 5 32 20 7 5 11 21 29 64
11th Stevenage 46 13 4 6 46 35 6 3 14 29 42 64
12th Northampton 46 10 6 7 38 37 8 4 11 37 41 64
13th Walsall 46 7 13 3 38 32 8 4 11 35 38 62
14th Hartlepool 46 10 8 5 33 23 7 2 14 34 47 61
15th Tranmere 46 10 4 9 38 44 6 7 10 27 37 59
16th Bolton 46 10 7 6 38 29 5 5 13 26 44 57
17th Luton 46 10 5 8 44 36 3 10 10 22 35 54
18th Crewe 46 9 6 8 37 33 5 6 12 29 43 54
19th Gateshead 46 9 7 7 40 32 3 6 14 23 38 49
20th Barnsley 46 9 3 11 32 38 4 7 12 27 38 49
21st Wrexham 46 9 4 10 36 36 4 2 17 26 46 45
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22nd R Alfreton 46 8 7 8 41 41 1 10 12 25 51 44
23rd R Lincoln 46 7 1 15 32 39 5 4 14 30 47 41
24th R Yeovil 46 9 4 10 35 38 1 6 16 21 51 40



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2014/5 Goals
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Pos Player Club Apps Gls
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1st George Donnelly Rochdale 46 34
2nd Ryan Curran Bristol City 42 25
3rd Alex Salmon Leyton Orient 37 24
4th Elliot Richards Bristol Rovers 45 24
5th Ryan Noble Gateshead 39 23
6th Reece Styche Forest Green 46 (1) 23
7th John Akinde Alfreton 46 23
8th Craig Reid Stevenage 46 22
9th Kyle Lambert Rochdale 41 21
10th Tom Underwood Chester 34 (3) 21
11th Danny Rowe Lincoln 44 21
12th Emile Sinclair Leyton Orient 43 (1) 19
13th Jake Ellis Crewe 26 (5) 18
14th Curtis Main Bristol Rovers 44 17
15th Luke Joyce Bristol City 46 17
16th Matty Taylor Forest Green 38 17
17th Jordan Clark Barnsley 38 (4) 17
18th Jordan Palmer-Samuels Burton Albion 43 (1) 16
19th Nathan Eccleston Plymouth 39 (2) 16
20th Jaanai Gordon Hartlepool 28 (1) 16
21st Eoin McCormack Wigan 44 15
22nd Gary Martin Crewe 42 15
23rd Nicky Featherstone Walsall 46 14
24th Matt Smith Bristol City 32 14
25th Tom Eaves Tamworth 37 14
26th Jamie Platt Burton Albion 33 14
27th Ashley Mulholland Yeovil 42 14
28th Jay Simpson Bolton 41 14
29th Nabil Shariff Yeovil 17 (6) 12
30th Martel Powell Alfreton 39 12



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2014/5 Assists
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Pos Player Club Apps Asts
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1st Johnny Gorman Leyton Orient 45 18
2nd Reece Hands Rochdale 46 18
3rd Nicky Featherstone Walsall 46 16
4th Lee Martin Stevenage 24 13
5th Bob Bradshaw Bristol City 29 13
6th Adam Reach Chester 46 13
7th Kevin Thornton Bristol Rovers 27 (2) 12
8th Lamar Powell Rochdale 41 12
9th George Donnelly Rochdale 46 12
10th Shaun Batt Leyton Orient 35 (1) 12
11th Michael West Chester 43 12
12th Ian Morris Northampton 34 11
13th Emile Sinclair Leyton Orient 43 (1) 11
14th Chris Ovington Crewe 44 11
15th James Marwood Gateshead 30 (3) 11
16th Jamie Edge Burton Albion 42 11
17th Stefan Scougall Rochdale 44 10
18th Tom Naylor Leyton Orient 45 10
19th Chris Johnston Bolton 42 10
20th Abdulai Bell-Baggie Tranmere 41 10
21st Martyn Woolford Hartlepool 44 10
22nd Deimantas Petravicius Burton Albion 27 10
23rd Gary Martin Crewe 42 10
24th Billy Bingham Forest Green 48 9
25th Jimmy Ryan Barnsley 22 (12) 9
26th Raheem Hanley Tranmere 40 (4) 9
27th Michael O'Reilly Alfreton 42 9
28th Bruno Andrade Stevenage 29 (2) 9
29th Matt Ball Stevenage 44 (2) 9
30th Solomon Taiwo Luton 41 9



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2014/5 Average Rating
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Pos Player Club Apps Av R
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1st Alex Salmon Leyton Orient 37 7.68
2nd Matty Taylor Forest Green 38 7.66
3rd George Donnelly Rochdale 46 7.65
4th Bob Bradshaw Bristol City 29 7.59
5th Jake Ellis Crewe 26 (5) 7.52
6th Mark Redshaw 37 7.51
7th Conor Pepper Wrexham 26 7.50
8th Jordan Wynter Bristol City 37 7.49
9th Kyle Lambert Rochdale 41 7.46
10th Eoin McCormack Wigan 44 7.43
11th Danny Rowe Lincoln 44 7.43
12th Ryan Curran Bristol City 42 7.43
13th Jordan Palmer-Samuels Burton Albion 43 (1) 7.41
14th Adie Hutchinson Burton Albion 18 (9) 7.41
15th Matt Smith Bristol City 32 7.41
16th Neal Trotman Plymouth 47 7.40
17th Elliot Richards Bristol Rovers 45 7.40
18th !-Blackwell Vauxhall Motors 29 (1) 7.40
19th Ian Morris Northampton 34 7.38
20th Michael West Chester 43 7.37
21st Craig Reid Stevenage 46 7.37
22nd Matt Heath 28 7.36
23rd Reece Styche Forest Green 46 (1) 7.34
24th Luke Young Plymouth 39 7.33
25th James Poole Hartlepool 39 7.33
26th Sam Christensen Chester 39 7.31
27th John Akinde Alfreton 46 7.30
28th Gary Borrowdale Stevenage 40 (1) 7.29
29th Tom Lockyer Bristol Rovers 45 7.29
30th Ronayne Marsh-Brown Chester 25 (14) 7.28



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2014/5 Man of Match
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Pos Player Club Apps MoM
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1st Craig Reid Stevenage 46 9
2nd George Donnelly Rochdale 46 9
3rd Eoin McCormack Wigan 44 9
4th Elliot Richards Bristol Rovers 45 8
5th Jake Ellis Crewe 26 (5) 8
6th Tom Lockyer Bristol Rovers 45 7
7th Sam Christensen Chester 39 7
8th Solomon Taiwo Luton 41 7
9th Reece Styche Forest Green 46 (1) 7
10th Kyle Lambert Rochdale 41 7
11th Alex Salmon Leyton Orient 37 6
12th Ryan Noble Gateshead 39 6
13th Ryan Curran Bristol City 42 6
14th Tom Underwood Chester 34 (3) 6
15th James Poole Hartlepool 39 6
16th Emile Sinclair Leyton Orient 43 (1) 5
17th Luke Young Plymouth 39 5
18th Nathan Eccleston Plymouth 39 (2) 5
19th Abdulai Bell-Baggie Tranmere 41 5
20th Michael West Chester 43 5
21st Conor Pepper Wrexham 26 5
22nd Bob Bradshaw Bristol City 29 5
23rd Danny Rowe Lincoln 44 5
24th Gary Martin Crewe 42 5
25th John Akinde Alfreton 46 5
26th Ian Morris Northampton 34 4
27th Mark Redshaw 37 4
28th Zac Jones Vauxhall Motors 43 4
29th Matt Smith Bristol City 32 4
30th Ashley Stott Vauxhall Motors 23 (11) 4






This just came in. First time for the club:



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and new avarage attendance

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and new balance with season end money and injection and TV rights for the next season:

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Jesus
10-08-14, 05:52 PM
Looks like you're keeping up your good track record Merk. The change of tactic helped massively.

Hopefully your board will invest in facilities some time soon!

Baron Zbimg
10-08-14, 11:47 PM
Improved facilities would definitely speed up the development of the academy graduates. I hope you can hang onto fearnehough the guy is CLASS. Blackwell looks like he has a future but he still has a long way to go.

Redknapp69
11-08-14, 02:28 AM
A very solid season! Unlucky in the playoffs but should bode well for next year
Which tactic you going with next season?

merkezekrem
11-08-14, 08:52 AM
I think I'll keep this tactic for the next season. With Fearnehough back and gibbs with his new center ability, I hope we can do better

Jesus
11-08-14, 12:49 PM
Are your coaches good at working with youngsters? I'd imagine you'd improve your youth graduates better if you had.

Mark
11-08-14, 01:49 PM
Great season, merk! Bad luck indeed in the playoffs! I wonder if you'd have gone all the way if Fearnehough hadn't broke his leg. What a blow that was!

A few duds among your youngsters there. In truth, I'm surprised you're still doing so well! I like the look of Phillips and Turner, hopefully those two will go on to be regulars for years!

merkezekrem
11-08-14, 05:01 PM
Jesus: Youth of coaches are: 14-8-3-18-13 and 14. I can't really look for coaches as i am afraid it would show on transfer fee spent or somewhere as a transfer. I just sign freebies and weekly contracted coaches. edit: I sacked the one with 3 :ok:

One of my coaches went for 40K last season. Better value than most of my team :lol:

Mark: Turner looks good but can't play DM. He gets in 0 tackles. Maybe I should try nre position on him (AMC?)

Mark
12-08-14, 11:39 AM
For the players who are in their 30's, it may be worth offering them a player-coach role to keep the costs down on hiring coaches? Sometimes you'll get some gems that way.

merkezekrem
18-08-14, 06:21 PM
SEASON 6:
As usual I entered Adam's room and went for the drinks cabinet.
- Hi there Adam. Sorry about the play offs.

-....

- What's up man?

- Mr.Kez, I sincerely plead for you to call me Mr. Bartlam as would be appropriate.

- WTF? Am I getting fired?

- Did you battle breavely against relegation?

- Aw man, you are so simple sighted. Yes I did.

- So there is no reason for you to be fired right Mr.Kez?

- So why the formality?

- We are now a Professional club Mr.Kez. We should act accordingly.

- We became pro from semi pro? Great news! So does this change anything?

- We'll have less money.

- Aww maaaan!

- Just kidding. Yeah, we have more money now, can offer more for the contracts and maybe upgrade our training grounds.

- I hope you don't mean to upgrade the car park to a better car park?

- No, some post and maybe, just maybe grass.

- Grass! I can cry now!

- Yeah but it will take time so you'll have to do good this season

- Sure Adam.. I mean Mr. Bartlam.

- Battle breaverer this year ok?

- Not promotion?

- No no

- Not respectable league position?

- Pfft, no need.

- Righto. See you next season then.

2 new players came from the car park, another not needed striker and a not needed AM RL:

http://i57.tinypic.com/2nlfeis.jpg
Tried to give him center or defender but did no good.
But this Curtis seems good!
http://i60.tinypic.com/2rwpy6w.jpg


I'll start with the cups. We lost 2-0 to Sheff Wed on League Cup round 1 at home. 3107 fans came to watch. Draw 3-3 to Tranmere and won 2-1 on the replay in the FA Cup first round. Beat Plymouth from D2 1-0 next round to play against a giant at last! Manchester United! Away!

We did good but they only played their youths and subs.
http://i61.tinypic.com/2uqj86w.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/ta3gcj.jpg

But we are the real winners here!

http://i61.tinypic.com/nv5xys.jpg


And the season. We started horribly. Only 1 win in first 4 matches. Then Fearnehaugh got the strings and started playing! 6 wins in a row!

After that week the games started to be in ballance. We won, lost and draw without any reason so I decided to change the tactic and go for a more attacking one. It was obvious the DMC wasn't working so I took him off and put an AMC behind the strikers. Paid off with a 5-1 against Oldham and 5 wins in a row.


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Right at this time while we were sitting 4th in the league and was planning to become 1st, some local asshole decided to do a piece on Fearnehough!

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I had no choice but praise him as he really was playing the best football of his life and I couldn't afford to make him unhappy. Altho he had a min fee of 3.7M, the best offer I got yet was 120K.
And things went on as expected. Fearnehough's form got interested in skydiving, taking the team with him. After using up all the points we had more than the teams below us, we went as down as 10th, with only 11 weeks to the end of the season.

Finally he started to play. Giving the GK shirt to Spotswood also helped as Zac Jones was the worst formed player - even lower than Henry the DC!

At week 42 we were 7th, back into the fight for play offs.

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We won 2 of the games and draw once coming to 2 weeks before the end.


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Before the final matches of the season:



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We did manage to beat Stevenage 2-0!

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Divison 2! Here we come!

our funny progress:

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My first yearly award:

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The youth section:

Barton got +16in his first season at the reserves. He refused to learn to play anywhere else :(

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Blackwell didn't change any.

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Blake was sent to reserves. He got - 5 and +5 ( 3 to Influence +2 to stamina)

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Cross got +12 ( +1 to Crossing )

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Curtis got -6 and +15.

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Geroge keeps getting better. He got +17!

http://i60.tinypic.com/w7n6gh.jpg

Gibbs lost his AMC but I played him in the centre anyways as he should remember someting. +9 but -5
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Gray got -6 and +10

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Holsgrove can't even make it to the reserves team ffs! He somehow got +24 tho!

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McCarthy played his best but he didn't train his best, -7 and +5 is poor. Has he fullfilled his potential? Is it time for him to go? Is he the weakest link?

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Phillips played worse than last year, he's improving that. Got -6 and +7. We need more defenders!

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Spence managed to get the same av. rating as last year: 7.14! He got +21 but still looking weak. Somehow he manages to play.

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Turner got -6 and +3 but he managed to play a bit better.

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Williams got +2?

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Dermotron
18-08-14, 06:36 PM
Tough season ahead. Hopefully the youth team will produce a bounty of new talent

Redknapp69
19-08-14, 01:19 AM
That is a proper CM season if I have ever seen one!

Mega congrats on another promotion!

The club must be rolling in it now with that and the Man Utd money!

Got a few decent youth there but I think it will take you a bit longer in next division

Good luck! :cheer:

Mark
19-08-14, 09:59 AM
Some asshole decided to do a piece on Fearnehough haha, that cracked me up.

You must have been worried after that dip on 35 games! Great comeback to go on and get promoted, well done mate!

Looking forwards to next season!

BobMem
19-08-14, 11:15 AM
Lovely rollercoaster, bet the fans enjoyed that! Great promotion, hope you can cope in the next league.


Some asshole decided to do a piece on Fearnehough haha, that cracked me up.
made me chuckle too!

Baron Zbimg
19-08-14, 05:07 PM
Next season could be brutal, but what a great achievement. Hopefully McCarthy will improve next year as he looks decent. I suppose the legend Fearnehough got player of the season again ? Is he still Happy at Vauxhall Motors ? You need to keep him badly.

merkezekrem
19-08-14, 05:27 PM
For the players who are in their 30's, it may be worth offering them a player-coach role to keep the costs down on hiring coaches? Sometimes you'll get some gems that way.


http://i60.tinypic.com/b8a7mg.jpg

Thanks for the idea Mark :ok:

But the jerk quit playing football as soon as he signed his new contract so now he's a 65K per year coach where others are around 20K

merkezekrem
19-08-14, 05:32 PM
Next season could be brutal, but what a great achievement. Hopefully McCarthy will improve next year as he looks decent. I suppose the legend Fearnehough got player of the season again ? Is he still Happy at Vauxhall Motors ? You need to keep him badly.

McCarthy is going down on some areas and up in others. Hope he plays as good as last season.

Fearnehough ofcourse got the player of the season. We'll give the keys of the team to him soon, or the keys to the garage. He is still proud and enjoying playing for the club with 4M min fee and 190K per year for 4 years.

Fearnehough got as low as 6th or 7th on the form table after that news, I got really pissed off! But no way I'm saying something bad about him.

Dermotron
19-08-14, 05:36 PM
Shame you can't offer him a Physio role!

merkezekrem
19-08-14, 05:43 PM
It doesn't come up in the new contract offer options too :(

Baron Zbimg
19-08-14, 10:59 PM
Could you post a screenie of "the idol"?

Danceswithhorses
20-08-14, 01:17 PM
Great challenge Merk :ok:

merkezekrem
21-08-14, 04:46 PM
Could you post a screenie of "the idol"?


Here is a recent one:

http://i58.tinypic.com/sq1gee.jpg

Danceswithhorses
21-08-14, 04:48 PM
Here is a recent one:

http://i58.tinypic.com/sq1gee.jpg

godlike stats at lower division levels :hail:

BobMem
22-08-14, 09:40 AM
Hope he gets the call up to Barbados soon, I hear they've got a great chance in the next WC.

Danceswithhorses
22-08-14, 10:32 AM
I take it you didn't use real players at the start Merk ?
I loaded up VMotors starting 2010 (tap 2.19.2), to see what you were initially given, and all the players are different lol
Are you allowed to sign free staff eg coaches/physio ?

merkezekrem
22-08-14, 11:16 AM
I think i used the latest db with a tapani :) i have two cm folders and the db gets mixed a lot for me. But i've checked the vauxhall motors fc web page and the players are there. I have only 10 of the original squad left at the moment tho

I can sign staff but i am not willing to pay compensation as it might show in the transfer fees spent section somewhere :ok:

Danceswithhorses
22-08-14, 11:19 AM
I think i used the latest db with a tapani :) i have two cm folders and the db gets mixed a lot for me. But i've checked the vauxhall motors fc web page and the players are there. I have only 10 of the original squad left at the moment tho

I can sign staff but i am not willing to pay compensation as it might show in the transfer fees spent section somewhere :ok:
Stupid me-didn't use the latest db :der:

Jesus
27-08-14, 07:30 PM
Forgot to reply to this after reading your latest update, another good season Merk, hope you give us another update soon!

merkezekrem
28-08-14, 01:44 PM
SEASON 7:
- Hello Mr. Bartlam. Did you see what we did there!

- Yeah! Congradulations! The best battle against relegation I've ever seen!

- Right, as you say sir. What about the upgrade of the training grounds?

- We've completed it.

- Ah wonderfull. So a new training ground then. Where is it?

- What? No, it is where it was, we just upgraded it.

- What now?! There are just fever cars in the car park and you've painted the asphalt green.

- Well, it is an upgrade nevertheless.

- Upgrade it again then!

- OK. We'll work on it as you can't spend any money on transfers.

- Upgrade it better this time, can't believe it takes a year to upgrade a training ground from awful to awful!

- But we still provided you with new player.

- Yeah, another striker!

- He is good tho.


http://i61.tinypic.com/21jvfv6.jpg


- We want you to battle bravely against relegation this year. If we can keep in this league, we wont have any money problems.

http://i59.tinypic.com/npgf2e.jpg

- First time I agree with you, we'll have to battle breavly to stay here.

- Go and make us proud boy!

There is not much write about the season. We were mid-table all the season. I played lots with the tactic. Had to play much with the squad as I had only 25 players ( minus 1 at loan and 7 strikers) keeping them fit was hard.


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Lost both on league cup and FA cup 2nd rounds and dissed at Vans Trophy at Q-Final.

The Fearnehough section:
He deserves a section on his own. Another fantastic season and finally:



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If only he didn't got injured for 7 months that season!


He was 2nd highest rating player in the league. :hail:

The youth:
I wont post screenies of all, just what they did and how they increased or decreased. If you want to see one, tell me.
Barton the AM LR went to Hednesford on loan and played 30 games with 8 goals and 3 assists and 6.90. He got -5 and +19

Blackwell the MRC did't play well and eventually dropped of teh strating team. He had 5 goals 4 assists and 6.73 rating in 23(7) games. His last 5 games was worth 6, worst in form. No change to atts. Time to sell?

Blake the SC was in reserves. He got +14 and -2. Still looks shit. Sell?

Cross the DM L played 33(3) games and did 9 assists with 3 m.o.m. with 6.69 avarage and 1.4 tackles per game. He got -1 and +3, only to his influence.

Curtis the SC played 32(4) games with 11 goals 3 assists and 1 mom with 7.17. He got -1 to technique and +12 around.

George the DR didn't play well 6.53 rating in 34 matches and 2 assists. He got -21! and +1? WTF?!

Gibbs the AM LC did well behind the strikers. 6.76 avarage in 20(17) and 4 goals 4 assists 2 m.o.ms. -7 and +20 must be because of changin his position?

Gray the D/DM C played 48 matches with 1 goal and assist. He made 2.1 tackles per game with 6.52 average. -3 and +9.

Holsgrove the other SC played in reserves. He got -2 and +7. Doesn't look good. I think I'll sell him.

McCarthy the SC scored 17 goals and 3 assists in 38 matches with 7.00 average. He got - 6 and +11. Wierd guy loosing acc, jumping, strength and agility and pace one year and gaining them back next.

Phillips the DC is shit. He did better as DR but lost his R after some time. He played 6.26 and 1.5 tackles per game in 35 matches. He got -9 and +4.

Spence the other other SC is somehow keeps himself in my books. He scored 5 goals in 15(14) games with 6.62 rating. But looking now he got -10 and +2, probably time for him to go is coming. (eh?)

Turner the DM RC, I like this guy. He was mainly a sub bud did good whenever I played im in MC with an arrow up front. Should train him for an AMC position. He played 14(17) games with 2 goals and 6 assists and 6.65 rating. He got -5 and +10.

Williams the DMC is starting to play better as a DMC. He played 34 games with 6.68 and 1.3 tackling. He got +5.

The new SC Jordan played 3 (3) games for first team with 6.63 and 22 games for reserves with 13 goals and 7.05. He got +9. I have hopes for this guy.

Team stats:

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Vauxhall Motors - Sunday 28th May 2017
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Squad
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No Name Position(s) Nat Born Age Caps Gls Wages Expires Value
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7 !-Barton AM RL ENG 8.3.97 20 - - ¤14K 13.6.21 ¤45K
4 !-Blackwell M RC ENG 11.1.95 22 - - ¤40K 11.6.19 ¤200K
24 !-Blake S C ENG 29.6.95 21 - - ¤40K 21.6.17 ¤3K
14 !-Cross D/M L ENG 2.5.98 19 - - ¤22K 26.6.19 ¤80K
9 !-Curtis S C ENG 15.6.97 19 - - ¤12K 25.6.19 ¤120K
2 !-George D R ENG 18.9.94 22 - - ¤30K 11.6.20 ¤50K
11 !-Gibbs AM LC ENG 20.8.94 22 - - ¤22K 24.5.19 ¤110K
18 !-Gray D/DM C ENG 29.7.96 20 - - ¤26K 15.6.19 ¤50K
19 !-Holsgrove S C ENG 19.2.98 19 - - ¤14K 9.6.18 ¤22K
25 !-Jordan S C ENG 18.8.99 17 - - ¤120K 26.6.20 ¤120K
15 !-McCarthy S C ENG 31.1.95 22 - - ¤35K 12.6.19 ¤170K
6 !-Phillips D C ENG 9.10.94 22 - - ¤14K 12.6.18 ¤45K
10 !-Spence S C ENG 30.4.96 21 - - ¤26K 13.6.20 ¤30K
23 !-Turner DM RC ENG 17.3.95 22 - - ¤45K 12.6.19 ¤70K
12 !-Williams DM C ENG 23.7.95 21 - - ¤18K 12.6.18 ¤40K
3 Barnes, Louis D/M LC ENG 16.10.88 28 - - ¤85K 12.5.21 ¤120K
17 Clair, Karl M C ENG 20.9.89 27 - - ¤90K 26.5.21 ¤80K
20 Egerton, Jonathan D R ENG 19.9.85 31 - - ¤65K 20.5.19 ¤65K
16 Ellams, Lloyd F C ENG 11.1.88 29 - - ¤130K 12.5.21 ¤160K
8 Fearnehough, Danny M C BRB 23.11.88 28 1 - ¤190K 28.6.20 ¤575K
22 Grice, Tom AM RLC ENG 2.2.87 30 - - ¤80K 17.6.19 ¤60K
5 Henry, Callum D C ENG 10.6.88 28 - - ¤110K 10.6.22 ¤95K
1 Jones, Zac GK ENG 24.11.85 31 - - ¤70K 26.6.21 ¤100K
13 Spotswood, Gary GK ENG 13.9.80 36 - - ¤40K 28.5.18 ¤28K
21 Stott, Ashley S C ENG 14.6.85 31 - - ¤150K 13.6.19 ¤110K



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2016/7 Senior Club Stats
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No Name Apps Gls Con Pens Asts Yel Red MoM Av R
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7 !-Barton 30 8 0 0 3 0 0 0 6.90
4 !-Blackwell 23 (7) 5 0 0 4 1 0 2 6.73
24 !-Blake 2 (3) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.20
14 !-Cross 33 (3) 0 0 0 9 0 0 3 6.69
9 !-Curtis 32 (4) 11 0 0 3 0 1 1 7.17
2 !-George 34 0 0 0 2 5 1 0 6.53
11 !-Gibbs 20 (17) 4 0 0 4 0 0 2 6.76
18 !-Gray 47 (1) 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 6.52
19 !-Holsgrove 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
25 !-Jordan 3 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.33
15 !-McCarthy 34 (4) 17 0 2 (1) 3 3 1 4 7.00
6 !-Phillips 32 (3) 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 6.26
10 !-Spence 15 (14) 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 6.62
23 !-Turner 14 (17) 2 0 0 6 1 0 0 6.65
12 !-Williams 33 (1) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.68
3 Barnes, Louis 40 (5) 1 0 0 4 3 0 1 6.91
17 Clair, Karl 20 (11) 6 0 0 6 2 0 2 6.71
20 Egerton, Jonathan 17 (2) 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 7.05
16 Ellams, Lloyd 31 (4) 13 0 0 5 1 0 1 6.91
8 Fearnehough, Danny 41 (3) 17 0 1 (1) 13 1 0 9 7.64
22 Grice, Tom 19 (11) 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 6.87
5 Henry, Callum 28 (4) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6.47
1 Jones, Zac 28 (3) 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 7.29
13 Spotswood, Gary 26 (2) 0 44 0 0 0 0 2 7.00
21 Stott, Ashley 22 (11) 9 0 0 2 0 0 1 7.00



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2016/7 Transfers
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Date Player In From Fee
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18.6.16 Grant Brown Lincoln Free
24.6.16 Phil Priestley Radcliffe Free
28.7.16 Mickey Lewis Stockport Free

Date Player Out To Fee
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18.6.16 Anthony Wright Released Free
20.6.16 Alex Denver Released Free
20.6.16 Keith Edwards Released Free
13.10.16 !-Barton Hednesford Loan




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2016/7 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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13.8.16 Burnley A Second Division 1:1 10405 Grice
20.8.16 Oldham H Second Division 2:0 4640 !-Blake, !-Turner
23.8.16 Colchester H League Cup 1st Rnd 3:1 1554 Clair, !-McCarthy, !-Curtis
27.8.16 Southend A Second Division 3:3 7330 !-McCarthy 2, !-Blake
29.8.16 Millwall H Second Division 1:1 5031 Tingry og
3.9.16 Bury H Second Division 1:2 5341 Ellams
10.9.16 Crawley A Second Division 1:3 4977 Fearnehough pen
14.9.16 Wycombe H Second Division 3:4 5021 Fearnehough, !-McCarthy, Ellams
17.9.16 Scunthorpe A Second Division 0:1 6962
21.9.16 Norwich A League Cup 2nd Rnd 0:1 27031
24.9.16 Port Vale H Second Division 1:0 5037 !-Curtis
1.10.16 Wolves A Second Division 4:0 20317 !-McCarthy 2, Fearnehough 2
8.10.16 Torquay H Second Division 5:1 5018 !-McCarthy, !-Curtis, Fearnehough, Ellams 2
15.10.16 Rochdale A Second Division 3:2 8092 !-McCarthy 2, !-Gray
18.10.16 Bradford H Second Division 0:5 5049
22.10.16 Morecambe A Second Division 1:2 5753 Ellams
29.10.16 Carlisle A Second Division 1:4 6948 Ellams
5.11.16 FC United A FA Cup 1st Rnd 4:1 7041 Clair, !-Spence, !-Gibbs, A.Stott
12.11.16 Chester A Second Division 2:0 5994 Ellams, Grice
19.11.16 Barnsley H Second Division 2:2 5019 !-McCarthy, Ellams
23.11.16 Blackburn H Second Division 1:1 5005 !-Curtis
26.11.16 York H FA Cup 2nd Rnd 2:2 2181 !-Blackwell, Grice
30.11.16 Leicester H Second Division 1:2 5046 Clair
3.12.16 Swansea H Second Division 2:2 5017 Stott, !-Gibbs
7.12.16 York A FA Cup 2nd Rnd Replay 1:4 3611 !-Spence
10.12.16 Rotherham A Second Division 1:2 10598 !-McCarthy
13.12.16 Bury H Vans Trophy North 1st Rnd 2:1 525 Fearnehough, !-Blackwell
17.12.16 Fleetwood H Second Division 2:1 5032 Clair, !-McCarthy
21.12.16 Burnley H Second Division 1:1 5007 !-Curtis
26.12.16 Oldham A Second Division 2:2 9697 !-Blackwell 2
31.12.16 Southend H Second Division 4:3 5048 !-McCarthy, !-Blackwell, !-Curtis, Clair
4.1.17 Millwall A Second Division 3:1 8892 L.Barnes, !-Spence, !-McCarthy
11.1.17 Plymouth A Second Division 1:1 11559 Fearnehough
14.1.17 Bury A Second Division 0:2 7477
17.1.17 Hyde H Vans Trophy North 2nd Rnd 2:1 445 !-Spence, !-Gibbs
21.1.17 Scunthorpe H Second Division 2:1 5034 Stott 2
4.2.17 Port Vale A Second Division 0:1 12468
7.2.17 Oldham A Vans Trophy North Qtr Final 0:1 4292
11.2.17 Crawley H Second Division 4:1 5366 Fearnehough, Stott 2, !-McCarthy pen
18.2.17 Wycombe A Second Division 4:2 5094 Fearnehough 2, !-McCarthy, Stott
21.2.17 Wolves H Second Division 2:3 5016 !-Gibbs, !-Turner
25.2.17 Bradford A Second Division 3:2 14090 Fearnehough 2, Clair
4.3.17 Morecambe H Second Division 0:3 5004
8.3.17 Torquay A Second Division 2:1 4216 Ellams, Stott
11.3.17 Rochdale H Second Division 0:1 5044
14.3.17 Leicester A Second Division 3:3 20893 Ellams, Fearnehough 2
25.3.17 Chester H Second Division 4:0 5692 !-Curtis 3, Ellams
1.4.17 Blackburn A Second Division 1:0 13486 !-Spence
8.4.17 Carlisle H Second Division 2:1 5045 !-Curtis 2
15.4.17 Swansea A Second Division 1:1 21149 Fearnehough
17.4.17 Rotherham H Second Division 1:3 5015 Stott
22.4.17 Barnsley A Second Division 1:2 13582 Ellams
29.4.17 Plymouth H Second Division 2:3 5036 Ellams, Fearnehough
7.5.17 Fleetwood A Second Division 2:0 4816 !-McCarthy, Fearnehough

BobMem
28-08-14, 02:06 PM
Normally I'd say sell all the sh*t players, but with your ridiculous restrictions you may have to keep them. Mind you, no point in having a load of rubbish SCs on the books.


probably time for him to go is coming. (eh?)
I think you mean: "probably the time is coming for him to go" :)

Fearnehough, Fearnehough, he's got 5 vowels, he's got the power!

Jesus
28-08-14, 02:36 PM
Fearnehough is turning in to an absolute gem. Here's hoping you can keep the interest at bay and keep him in good spirits, a player like him is vital to your progress. Fingers crossed you get some better youngsters next season and I wouldn't go selling anyone or you'll end up with a team of grey players before you know it.

merkezekrem
28-08-14, 02:40 PM
It's just that having less players seems to make better chance to get more players from youth as I need a GK and defenders

Baron Zbimg
28-08-14, 03:27 PM
Wow what a season for the idol. You must resign him and increase his release fee or he'll be gone soon. He could play in the PL. Great achievement with that small a squad and some very dull players. I'd keep everyone of them except for the strikers. That being said, the greyed out players would probably be better than some of these guys! Awesome job in the write-up, although I do miss the screenies ;)

And thanks for the Fearnehough section, je deserves it!


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Redknapp69
28-08-14, 04:21 PM
It's just that having less players seems to make better chance to get more players from youth as I need a GK and defenders

Agree with this - get rid of some of the dead wood or SC and you should get more youth through?

Very good season IMO - can hopefully get nearer play offs but IMO you have to keep Fearny

How long left on contract?

Love the way in his 1st call up he us now a 'star' player for Barbados! :lol:

Did you get coaches with good training young player reputation in the end?

Mark
28-08-14, 05:09 PM
Super Danny Fearnehough! The guy is truly a legend!

Still a very good season, especially given your squad limits. Here's hoping you get some new youth players that AREN'T a striker!

Really need the training facilities to be made top class as soon as possible too.

merkezekrem
28-08-14, 05:11 PM
It's 6/9/17 now and he has contract till 28/6/20. He is not accepting a new offer nowadays :(

Coaches' youth are 17,5,20,18,13 and 16. The one with 5 is Karl Noon the asshole who signed and retired from football.

Dermotron
28-08-14, 09:12 PM
Were you tempted by the 1.8m offer?

Fourfourtwo
28-08-14, 09:35 PM
Nice season. Mid-table perfectly respectable after promotion last year. Expect you'll at least make the playoffs next time though...

merkezekrem
29-08-14, 08:22 AM
Not one bit tempted derm. He has 4M min fee and it's my biggest fear someone will match it.

Play-offs? High hopes :)

Dermotron
29-08-14, 09:25 AM
With your restriction Im not surprised, its not like you can use the money to reinvest in players to replace him.

merkezekrem
29-08-14, 03:51 PM
Yeah. I'm already worried about the time he'll retire

merkezekrem
06-09-14, 02:29 PM
SEASON 8:


- Mr.Bartlow, I couldn't see the car park. Did you manage to turn the training grounds from awful to non-existant?

- Come here Mr.Kez, look out of this window please

- IS THAT A PITCH!!

- Yeah, the new training grounds you wanted. It needs some more investment but it is a proper trainig ground. Take it as a gift of not being relagated.

- Thank you! Thank you so much. I can cry from happiness!

- Well, you are crying Ekrem.

- Ah, right. Yeah. Well it will be wierd to ask but can you upgrade the training grounds more? It's not like we need the money for anything else.

- I'll take it to the board.

- Ok, thanks. Can we also add some seats to the stadium?

- Not really. It is not proffitable for us yet. We are having about 4500 average attandence for our 6000 stadium. Get more fans and we'll upgrade it ok?

- Yeah, sure. Ok. So, another season to battle bravely against relegation?

- Pretty please.

- You know you can ask for other stuff from me. Respectable league position or reaching the play-offs...

- It will be a respectable league position if we reach the play-offs and that would mean a brave battle against relegation.

- Uh, right. Any new players for me?

- Only one but he's not a striker!

- Good! Hopefully not a winger too?

- No, a decent defender that can play both center and right.


http://i59.tinypic.com/10hm90g.jpg


- What about a keeper? You know our keeper Spotswood decided to retire.

http://i59.tinypic.com/24myqo5.jpg


- Sorry about that but we couldn't find a decent chap to be a keeper. We are still looking into it.

Season:

I tactically lost to Walsall in League Cup first round 0-2 (yeah right) and 0-2 to Scunthorpe in FA Cup 1st round aanndd 0-1 to Chester in Vans Trophy first round. This I hoped, will help me for a better league fight.

It didn't. At least in the begining. We lost our first 2 games and sat 23rd at the start. Then our form started to get better. We won 4 in a row to rocket us to 3rd in 8th week.


http://i60.tinypic.com/33papw8.jpg

We even managed to top the league in 10th! Our highest ever, just to drop to 7th two weeks later.

We got our form back and was 1st or 2nd till the 25th week where we dropped to 4th for 2 weeks only to get back to top and stay there for 3 weeks till the 33th week where shit happened.

Fearnehough got injured for a month and Grice the AM LRC had to be sent to rehab (no no no) coz he wasn't finishing any games fit. We dropped as low as 7th and was sitting there came week 41th.

So there was 5 weeks left. Here was the situation:

http://i59.tinypic.com/14ms9e8.jpg


We could make to the play offs, we could even get a promotion by being 2nd, only 3 points was the difference!

We were to play against Ipswich:


http://i57.tinypic.com/2v9q003.jpg


Back in the race! Next up was Bristol Rovers. Unbelieveable fixture!


http://i61.tinypic.com/mv17de.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/29e3rwz.jpg


Well, this sucks.

The last 3 matches

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I messed up with the screenshots :( here is the final score before the last match:


http://i60.tinypic.com/2d9s4g2.jpg

an unbelieveable lucky win for us. Here is the table before the last match:

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http://i61.tinypic.com/2vmghtf.jpg

The last match! Crazy!
http://i62.tinypic.com/wk5po7.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/ay3apy.jpg

So we get to play against Preston. I cross my fingers for the suspensions to be carried to the play offs!

http://i60.tinypic.com/21ooikl.jpg


Sadly they don't:
http://i57.tinypic.com/2h2ny9g.jpg

I try my chances in the FA rooms:

http://i57.tinypic.com/dlntyc.jpg

No good :( and the second match is even worse.
http://i57.tinypic.com/2iqh4n.jpg

Thus ended our season.







Fearnehough:



http://www.tabelepilkarskie.com/players/190408_danny_fearnehough_1.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/so7rzm.jpg

Happily, this didn't happen.

Later in season he became unhappy and wanted a contract but:

http://i58.tinypic.com/2cz1nwx.jpg

I tried Mr.Bartlam but:

http://i60.tinypic.com/1sias4.jpg

He won't accept my offers and stays unhappy :(

http://i58.tinypic.com/9geqty.jpg

No surprise here.

His history:

http://i58.tinypic.com/24wt6h4.jpg


The Youth Section:

I'll give you the screenies:

Barton:
http://i58.tinypic.com/6h2iif.jpg

After another season at loan Barton only managed to get +1 to Influence and Stamina and his Determination dropped by 1. I think I'll just put him on transfer list. Coach Lewis agrees.

Blackwell:
http://i58.tinypic.com/1zxbdaf.jpg

He got -7 and +6. Altho I don't think he'll get any better, he is a usefull member of my team. The coaches thinks the same.

Blake:

http://i61.tinypic.com/6yi8v7.jpg

He got -3 and +10. My ass-man thinks he is over-rated and will never be a consistant performer at this level but Lewis thinks he is a usefull member of the squad. He has 5 more years in his contract and gets 140K per year, a bit overpaid. Might sell him.

Cross:

http://i59.tinypic.com/2n9grih.jpg
+12 but -6 (one of minus is reflexes tho) All the coaches think he is a versatile member of the squad. Whatever that means?

John Curtis:

http://i62.tinypic.com/5cxedd.jpg

The youth player of the season for us.

He got +17 and -2. Most of his defensive, mental stats went up, probably becouse of his new side training as AMC. He is the only striker accepted to train as AMC and later became a FC. He is seen as an outstanding prospect for the club and it is imperitive that we hang on to his talents.

http://i60.tinypic.com/nlvs3l.jpg

George:
http://i61.tinypic.com/a6r82.jpg

He got -3 and +36! Can't remember but I might have changed his training from Def to Mid. Some coaches says he is showing signs of developing into a quality player and some say he is to be watched as he could go on to achieve great things.

Gibbs:

http://i60.tinypic.com/11vr8yt.jpg

Despite training for a center role all year, he didn't regain his C again. But I played im Mid CL and AMC and he did good. Got only +2 and -2. Some coaches say he is good and can be better and some say he wont develop anything more than a fringe player at the club.

Gray:
http://i60.tinypic.com/24cwqb4.jpg

He got +10 and -5. All the coaches think he is not good enough to remain at this club. But I dont have many players for DC and DMC. Maybe I just have to go brave and sell him and wait for better ones.

Jordan:

http://i62.tinypic.com/296mbzc.jpg

Altho He played in the reserves I have high hopes for this kid. He got +9, best is +2 for Stamina. He is regarded as a hot prospect, some say we should give him first team time. Deffo gonna do that next year.

Holsgrove is gone, signed a contract for Apollon Smyrnis. Will check his ongoing career next season. He played 4 (3) games for us and scored 2, assisted 1 and momed 2 with 6.86 average.

McCarthy:

http://i61.tinypic.com/2pynja0.jpg

Altho he didn't chace much over the years, I really like this guy. He scored his 100th goal for the club this year. -5 and +11 for his this season. His 20's get down and up all the time. Coaches love him. Lewis says he is capable of becoming a class act for this club and reflects favourably on his consistency and his ablity to handle pressure.

The new guy McMahon:
http://i58.tinypic.com/6edy8h.jpg

He managed to get some game time but failed to impress. -5 and +19. Coaches think he has shown a great deal of potential and should given first team time and Lewis thinks he is already a useful member of our squad.

Phillips:
http://i62.tinypic.com/1gk3sj.jpg

He got +14 but not to his tackling, marking or positioning. He got faster and stronger tho. The reports for him are mixed. Lewis says unless he improves greatly in the future, we should sell him. He is my captain tho.

Spence:
http://i59.tinypic.com/nfrw5s.jpg

He got +12. Still looks crap to me :). Some think he is one to wathc and Lewis and others think he wont be more than a fringe player. Might sell.

Turner:
http://i60.tinypic.com/2vuc41f.jpg
Altho he trained for AMC all season and did not complain about the training, he still is a DM RC. -6 and +14, still time for him. Lewis says he can be good but Brown says something interesting: Turner doesn't deserve a place in the first tteam and close attention should be made to this player if he is to play a worthwile role at the club. What does it mean?

Williams:
http://i59.tinypic.com/29c5ma1.jpg

He didn't change at all. Coaches agree that if he doesn't show signs of improvement next year, he should go. I might just put him on the list as I no longer use a DMC.



Yearly award:

http://i58.tinypic.com/2iibhn6.jpg

kuy
06-09-14, 02:56 PM
Ouch, that was a killer run-in! You did well to stay in the mix all year, it seems like all you need is a bit of luck. It looks like quite a few of your youngsters increased their atts too, maybe the new training pitch is starting to help...

Redknapp69
07-09-14, 01:27 AM
Roller coaster season!

Sad that the playoffs didn't bring Lady Luck :)

What did Fearny get sent off for in playoff? Same minute as you scored!

Hopefully this experience will bode well for next year :ok:

Jesus
07-09-14, 04:53 PM
Maybe a cup run would be better if you can manage it to generate some revenue and help improve the facilities.

Still a pretty solid season, one which saw you reach the playoffs which is an improvement. Hoping for some more youngsters! :ok:

merkezekrem
14-09-14, 11:39 AM
Ouch, that was a killer run-in! You did well to stay in the mix all year, it seems like all you need is a bit of luck. It looks like quite a few of your youngsters increased their atts too, maybe the new training pitch is starting to help...


As people say the players coming from youth is random, I hope better training grounds will help improve my youths faster. But they cant get better than their PA right?


Roller coaster season!

Sad that the playoffs didn't bring Lady Luck :)

What did Fearny get sent off for in playoff? Same minute as you scored!

Hopefully this experience will bode well for next year :ok:

He pushed Watt away right after the kick off! My best hope betrayed me :cry:



Maybe a cup run would be better if you can manage it to generate some revenue and help improve the facilities.

Still a pretty solid season, one which saw you reach the playoffs which is an improvement. Hoping for some more youngsters! :ok:

I don't really need money that much. I have 4M € in Bank and lost only 25K € last year and 850K was spent for ground maintenance. I am happy to be out of cups right at the start as my squad is very narrow.

I had very few youths coming in the last 2 years and wonder if it has got something to do with the training grounds improving. Should be hard to train with all the construction going around. It takes a whole season to upgrade the grounds so I am planning to wait for after the youth comes to ask for a training upgrade this year.

Mark
14-09-14, 05:10 PM
Good season despite the end, I'm still amazed that you do so well every year.

How left on Super Danny's contract?

Hope you start to see improvements from the upgraded facilities!

merkezekrem
14-09-14, 07:17 PM
Wait for the next season mark ;)

He has till 2020 i think.

Kingsley
15-09-14, 02:07 PM
This is amazing stuff. I can't believe that these Preston players were not suspended. I'm sure they would be in real life.

I hope that you can get promotion next season as I'm sure that you would survive up a league easier than getting promotion from this one.

I guess it is 1 more season for Fearnehough then you have to sell him or loose him for free. That said, another season of him playing might be worth more than money in the bank

merkezekrem
15-09-14, 02:12 PM
This is amazing stuff. I can't believe that these Preston players were not suspended. I'm sure they would be in real life.

I hope that you can get promotion next season as I'm sure that you would survive up a league easier than getting promotion from this one.

I guess it is 1 more season for Fearnehough then you have to sell him or loose him for free. That said, another season of him playing might be worth more than money in the bank

I know right! I was really angry to see them playing!

I hope to make him sign a new contract but his min fee asking is getting lower and lower, last he wanted 1.3M for a min fee. Now at least he has 4M. Might just give in in the last month of his contract.

merkezekrem
16-09-14, 01:51 PM
I need someone's help. I would like to see how well the players did regarding their CA in the begining and the end of their career. But I don't want to see it before they retire/sold.

Can someone recieve the save and screenshot the players' CA/PA and save them for later?

merkezekrem
17-09-14, 07:32 PM
SEASON 9:

- More of the same?

- Yes please. Battle bravely against relegation and we'll upgrade the training grounds more.

- We have an understanding. How is the training grounds now?

- They are adequate

- Nice. Any new players for me? A goalkeeper maybe?

- No not a goalkeeper but an AMC with some potential


http://i59.tinypic.com/16j4gb6.jpg



- He looks good, I can surely use him but only 1 new player? We only have about 24 players in squad

- 23 players. Stott decided to retire



http://i60.tinypic.com/xopb1c.jpg



- Aw maan, he was a good back up.

- Well, hopefully there will come more players from the youth set up as there is a pitch for them to play at. See you at the end of the season Mr. Kez.

Well, I didn't have to wait till the end of the season to meet him again. After 15 games in the league we were really battling breavly against relegation, sitting 23rd! I stormed into his office and showed him his memo

- WHAT IS THIS?!

http://i61.tinypic.com/2z3qcqx.jpg


- Well Mr.Kez, what do you expect? We are sitting in 23rd after 15 games!

- Well I am battling bravely against relegation!

- No, this not a brave battle, this is battling to relagete!

- Well fuck you!

- Well fuck you too!

- I'll see you about this in the end of the season!

- I hope I won't have to see you before the end of the season... to fire you!!

Everything was going bad. Fearnehough didn't want to sign a new contract. He was constantly unhappy. Somehow he got the idea that I wasn't treating him as a first team regular! I was treating him as a god, a legend!


http://i58.tinypic.com/2uiydds.jpg


He wanted to leave and there was nothing I can do, except offering him contracts every week. He rejected them all. Next year might be his last year here as I can't see ourselves getting a promotion if we don't get good players out of the youth setup soon.

I decided to get rid of Stephen Barton the reserves team's AM RL. He won't learn to play center and I won't play with wide men with only 3 wide players.

I changed the tactic to 4-1-2-1-2 again and got some results. but nothing consistent. We reached as high as 9th by week 25. Then lost a game and fell to 16th! Won again 2 weeks and reached 9th again, to loose one and drop to 16th again! Fuck this I said and switched to a massive attacking tactic:


http://i62.tinypic.com/2eehhkj.jpg



It got us as high as 8th but this wasn't to be our season. Here are some FFFUUUUU matches:


http://i58.tinypic.com/2iqjy3d.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/iwmd7d.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/30kwxop.jpg



There were some more of these and there were many more of real beatings we got ocassionally.

The situation with 5 matches to go somehow still offered a place for a play-off place:


http://i59.tinypic.com/mr8ew5.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/8z0ltl.jpg


And we beat Bristol Rovers 5-1!

Only to loose 4-3 to Swansea and 1-4 to Barnsley. Horrible season only made better with a hard fought 2-1 victory against the bottom team Tamworth, 2-1.


http://i57.tinypic.com/34h9ks6.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/2r2r6nq.jpg


We could have been 15th, so that is good but If that progress chart was a heard beating chart, we would have died from that many beats.

No special section with Fearnehough. I am angry at him.


http://i57.tinypic.com/16awv80.jpg


He was selected as the Player of the Year by supporters again.

We didn't get any monthly award or a player in the team of the season. Sigh.


So the youth development:

Blackwell got -6 and +9. He helps us a lot but I think Turner is better than him.

http://i62.tinypic.com/bhkrcp.jpg

Liam Blake got -9 and +3. He didn't play much so. But he's got 1 for stamina ffs! I'll sell him and keep
Spence insted. Or maybe sell them both. Whatever. Some coaches thinks he is over rated.

http://i57.tinypic.com/ff258k.jpg

Doesn't Will Cross has the best name for a wide player? He did cross 2 for assist :) He got +7. All the coaches thinks he is a reliable midfielder but not good enough to remain at the club.

http://i58.tinypic.com/2ufbww2.jpg


John Curtis was no where near last season. He got +6 and -5. He played in behind the striker with an arrow up front but surely he likes to play up front more. Yet he scored 15 and assisted 8. Signed a new contract as his price is going up. New contract with min fee of 7.5M till 2022.

New coach Hutchcox with 16 jpp says he is reliable, loyal and a free kick specialist.

http://i62.tinypic.com/2yuit1s.jpg


Mike Gergoe got +5 and -4. He is ok.

http://i59.tinypic.com/fkp7au.jpg


Gibbs got -1 and +10. Good an ya kiddo. Lewis says we should allow him to pursue his career at a lower level with another club.

http://i61.tinypic.com/2utgh8i.jpg

Gray got +9 and -2. He played some games as DMC and usually was a sub. Noone thinks he is good enough for the club. He is going this year. (but probably near the end of the season after I get new players and right before I'll get new palyers )

http://i59.tinypic.com/2jbmiwz.jpg


I am really curious about him. Let's see: He got -2 and +15. He gained nearly everywhere and -1 ot acceleration and agility. This happens a lot to strikers for some reason. He got + all around. He is considered a first team player depite his relatively young age.

http://i61.tinypic.com/n4bitv.jpg

McCarthy got +7. Some coaches think this is the best he can get. Well, it is good enough for me.

http://i62.tinypic.com/4ujjfo.jpg


Jake McMahon played much more and did much better this year. He got +28! nearly +1 on everything. Carry on!

http://i57.tinypic.com/r26v06.jpg

Phillips. He only got +1 to determination. He is now more determined to not get any better. Coaches dont like him much.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2jbmiwz.jpg
Spence got -5 and +7. The coaches think I made the right decision to transfer list him.

http://i60.tinypic.com/25i7pde.jpg

Coaches think Turner is not a regular but a good cover up. He played much this year and I like his involvment in games, he passes much and creative but never a DM. He got +9. Nice

http://i61.tinypic.com/156ed7l.jpg

Williams got +6. He keeps fighting for a place. Need him for squad depth. Coaches think same as last year.

http://i60.tinypic.com/51vz2h.jpg

And the new guy Ward. He played much and meh. 7 goals is good tho. He doesn't want to be a forward. He got +20 but -1 to stamina. I likey. Coaches likey too.

http://i59.tinypic.com/paly1.jpg




The gone:


Barton the AMRL went to St. Johnstone and did good. 21 games, 1 goals 3 assists with 1 mom and 7.38 rating.

Holsgrove the SC played much at Apollon Smyrnis but scored only 4 in 28 games and averaged 6.57

Jesus
17-09-14, 07:39 PM
Bog standard season, you're gonna start struggling for players unless your youth set up decides it wants to reward you

Redknapp69
17-09-14, 07:47 PM
Frustrating season!

Why was the start so bad?! Injuries/suspensions/tactic tinkering?

Although it did look like you had your fair share of bad luck in many games :(

When Fearny was saying he doesn't feel valued and wanted a contract, when you offered was he asking too much money? Weird him saying he wants a new deal but doesn't negotiate or request?

I think you can make playoffs easily next year. Stuck to a settled side and formation! :ok:

P.S - love the chats with the chairman!

Mark
18-09-14, 09:42 AM
Kind of a backwards step really but I still think you should be happy. You're getting to the point where almost the entire squad is made of youth players so to finish mid-table is an achievement in itself.

Such a shame about Super Danny though. It seems to me that he has underperformed as well (least goals scored ever this season?) and as a result, you haven't quite kicked on. I fear that it is certainly time to cash in on him and use that money to persuade the chairman to increase not just the training facilities but possibly the stadium/wage budget too.

Kingsley
23-09-14, 10:14 AM
Hopefully it is one step back to take two steps forward. You have come a long way and with next to no control over who you can recruit it is a tough ask, perhaps even a hopeless job. Interesting to see what you do with Dan the man. Cash in, but you don't need the money or keep your best player, albeit unhappy, for another roll of the dice.

kuy
23-09-14, 12:03 PM
Tough season, did well to pull away from the relegation dogfight and sit in mid-table. I hate to say it but I think you may have found your level, unless you get particularly lucky with your youth players

Jesus
23-09-14, 08:27 PM
I'm with those who think you should sell Super Dan and hope the extra money is spent improving your training facilities.

merkezekrem
24-09-14, 09:05 AM
Bog standard season, you're gonna start struggling for players unless your youth set up decides it wants to reward you

I agree. I had only 3 players in the last 3 years. Buggers are not working right. Hope better training grounds means a bit more than better training.


Frustrating season!

Why was the start so bad?! Injuries/suspensions/tactic tinkering?

Although it did look like you had your fair share of bad luck in many games :(

When Fearny was saying he doesn't feel valued and wanted a contract, when you offered was he asking too much money? Weird him saying he wants a new deal but doesn't negotiate or request?

I think you can make playoffs easily next year. Stuck to a settled side and formation! :ok:

P.S - love the chats with the chairman!

Cheers red :ok: I am not sure about the season but probably this is as good as this team can do. Plus Fearnehough was unhappy and lots of unlucky games.

He wanted a deal but he said he doesn't beleive the club can meet his demands. He then somehow got unhappy of not being a regular altho he played whenever he was fit. :noidea:




Kind of a backwards step really but I still think you should be happy. You're getting to the point where almost the entire squad is made of youth players so to finish mid-table is an achievement in itself.

Such a shame about Super Danny though. It seems to me that he has underperformed as well (least goals scored ever this season?) and as a result, you haven't quite kicked on. I fear that it is certainly time to cash in on him and use that money to persuade the chairman to increase not just the training facilities but possibly the stadium/wage budget too.

More on that training ground and stadium next season :ok: They won't give me more wage the last 3 seasons even tho we are doing quiet good in the balance. We probably have the lowest wage bill in the league too.




Hopefully it is one step back to take two steps forward. You have come a long way and with next to no control over who you can recruit it is a tough ask, perhaps even a hopeless job. Interesting to see what you do with Dan the man. Cash in, but you don't need the money or keep your best player, albeit unhappy, for another roll of the dice.

I will keep him next season, till the end! I have money and dont need it much.


Tough season, did well to pull away from the relegation dogfight and sit in mid-table. I hate to say it but I think you may have found your level, unless you get particularly lucky with your youth players

I agree, this seems like where this squad can go. Hoping for some gems from youth setup.



I'm with those who think you should sell Super Dan and hope the extra money is spent improving your training facilities.

I will try to offer him a contract when his contract ends, some players agree with a contract right after theirs end, even if they dont agree before. I am not sure that he wont be signed by another team tho. At least he'll be 31 and not so much on form for the last season. I made his price 4M and noone comes for him :D

merkezekrem
27-09-14, 01:56 PM
SEASON 10:

- Hi there Mr. Bartlow

- Hi Ekrem. What's up?

- You know, same same. How about you? How are the kids?

- All is good thank you.

- Same same again?

- Well in fact no.


http://i62.tinypic.com/29e26mg.jpg


- Wow! Now that is putting me under lots of pressure. You want to fire me already?

- No Ekrem, I am delighted with the work you are doing and I am happy to inform you that we are upgrading the training grounds and the stands!


http://i58.tinypic.com/rwta9j.jpg


- Wowzies! What's gotten into you maan?!

- Well, money!

- So any new comers?

- 2 new ones this year, both very promising:


http://i57.tinypic.com/2lci8g.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/4rykix.jpg


- Good but can't the guys at the academy - can I call it that? - understand that I am not using wide attackers in the team? Now I have to go and try to teach him to play in the center.

- They are doing whatever they can with the youth they are given Mr. Kez.

- Right right.

- Oh and please win some games in the cups, this is getting humiliating.

- Right I'll see what I can do but we really lack the squad depth for more than one competition.

- Yeah, yeah, off you go.

Cups:

We lost 3-2 to Bradford on Vans Trophy first round. Yay!
At league cup first round we beat Q.P.R from 1st division. 3-2. Next round was against Premiere side Hull. We probably got our biggest win ever, beating Hull 3-2! Well it wasn't our biggest win coz we beat Everton on the next round 4-2! Wow, a real cup run! Only to loose to Rottingham 4-3 at extra time. They scored 4 of their 10 shots on target and we scored 3 of 16.

In F.A Cup, we got pass Sheffield and Worchester to beat Q.P.R once again with another 3-2 but lost to Huddersfield 4-2 thanks to Zac Jones the captain keeper playing worth 3! He accepted the warning very er, acceptingly but played 4 in the next league match but wasn't so accepty for the 2 weeks fine after that performance. Shitface.

League:
We started the league on fire! Beat Preston 3-0 to sit 2nd! At week 8, we were 20th but we jumped back up at 11th week we were 9th but at 14th we were 18th. Things wasn't going well. I changed the tactic to the old 4-3-1-2 and stuck to the tactic no matter what. At week 25 we were 7th, pushing for promotion but not getting solid runs. At week 32 we got in the play-off group first time in the season, apart from the 1st week. Near the end of normal season we pushed our luck but I didn't have much hope 2weeks to go and we were 8th. Port Vale was 7th and Hartlepool 6th. We played against and beat Port Vale to get them under us Hartlepool draw against Swansea. One week to go and Hartlepool got 72 points we got 70. They had +13 goal diff. we had +17.
We were to play against Colchester at home and Hartlepool was away against comfy 17th Bury.

http://i60.tinypic.com/wb7vxf.jpg


In the 2nd minute Curtis scored the opening and we were already in the zone!

http://i62.tinypic.com/1zp36fa.jpg

At half time Hartlepool was 2-0 behind Bury and 1 point behind us!

http://i58.tinypic.com/2qdvp1t.jpg




We were in the play-offs for the seacond time!

http://i60.tinypic.com/wteput.jpg



Play-offs:



Our past meetings with Barnsley showed that we had more chance:

http://i57.tinypic.com/2gt96av.jpg

Compared league progress:

http://i57.tinypic.com/1zecmf6.jpg

A 0-0 draw at home carried our chances to the second match!


http://i62.tinypic.com/e7nhci.jpg

This is what we call thrashing!

To the WEMBLEY!

Play off final vs Burton Albion:


Our past meetings shows horrible posibilites:

http://i58.tinypic.com/35nbu2r.jpg

Their league progress shows an amazing drop on their form, hopw we can use that!

http://i61.tinypic.com/1et5rm.jpg

The wage gap:

http://i61.tinypic.com/2lv23ix.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/2j18tpt.jpg


The match:
http://i61.tinypic.com/fw0n5g.jpg

Our starting line up:
http://i59.tinypic.com/27wx2zl.jpg


Well, we scored first!

They scored second.

We scored 3rd and 4th

They scored 5th and 6th

It was 3-3 after 75 minutes and till the 90th

THEN WARD SCORED!

!!!!!


http://i57.tinypic.com/v2yaeg.jpg

Divison 1 baby!!!










Fearnehough:


He wouldn't sign a new contract, he wouldn't get that he is playing every mathc when he is fit enough but to no good :( He'll be playing against us next year.
http://i61.tinypic.com/260wqph.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/etimv6.jpg

And right after accepting an offer the fecker says this!!! :rant: :fire:
http://i58.tinypic.com/2ik2xow.jpg

Well, farewell Big Dan. What a great match to leave Vauxhall at Wembley!

http://i60.tinypic.com/vilahx.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/abo7wn.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/1zwk8pu.jpg



Awards and stuff:

http://i58.tinypic.com/iqhle0.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/5nrf6a.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/2qs9btl.jpg


The Youth:


Blackwell got -6 :( He is still a good sub.
http://i61.tinypic.com/15368v4.jpg

Liam Blake is on transfer list. He got -5 + 7. 2 for strength. His decisions is perfect but he should have decided to play chess

http://i62.tinypic.com/15z0285.jpg

Will Cross crossed 3 assists :) He got -10 and +1. Should change his training. Did well on cups tho. I mainly played Barnes on the left back because we were chasing promotion.

http://i58.tinypic.com/2q01zsh.jpg


John Curtis played both up front and behind the strikers. Awesome lad got +27!

http://i57.tinypic.com/v7f6kh.jpg

Mike George did good but got -6

http://i62.tinypic.com/2nk2zwg.jpg

Kenny Gibs played in MLC and AMC for back up. -1 for teamwork and +5.

http://i57.tinypic.com/mkj8xx.jpg

Kenny Gray is put on the transfer list at the ned of the season. -1 for Determination and +2 for influence.

http://i58.tinypic.com/5f0wev.jpg

New guy Hammond is solid! Coaches says that he has the football world at his feet and proffesional and leader material. He got +39!!!

http://i62.tinypic.com/k33odx.jpg

Nicky Jordan got his share for first team football and did well. He got -4 and +3. Must play more I guess.
http://i62.tinypic.com/mt2q2s.jpg

Neil McCarthy is solid as always. +6 for those he lost last year. He is solid as a mountain, his stats are going nowhere soon :)

http://i62.tinypic.com/abtcer.jpg

He's the first player to get the Player of the Year award away from a fit Danny

http://i57.tinypic.com/2uyjads.jpg


Jake McMahon played all season. He can't really play DR but is good at DC. He got +5 but only +1 for Marking, other def related stuff stayed the same. He will probably go down the selection line if I get a decent defendere next season.

http://i61.tinypic.com/35ciqaf.jpg

Perry the Phillipitus played less this season but did 0.03 beter :) Got +1 on work rate.

http://i57.tinypic.com/vpdct2.jpg

New star Nick Sturgess learned to play in the center :yay:! He played many games for a first season too. I likey likey. Coaches like him a lot too. They think he is already a key player. Hutchcox says he is pro and high worker but lacks determination (Determination was 4 d'oh but got to 5). He got +38!

http://i60.tinypic.com/30ldmjk.jpg

He started to get attention already:

http://i60.tinypic.com/1zgrog2.jpg

Hayden Turner played his golden season. He played as forward running midfield RC. -4 and +10

http://i59.tinypic.com/33emybl.jpg

Kenny Ward had a good run. He gets tired too fast tho. +25 for him!

http://i57.tinypic.com/5033ie.jpg

Chris Williams is a gonner too. He sucks at football. He got +6 but -4, all -4 from teamwork.

http://i60.tinypic.com/34640u8.jpg



The Goners:
Barton the winger played 23 games and scored 2 goals for St.Johnstone with 7.35 rating. Good lad.
Holsgrove the SC scored 3 goals in 23 matches for Apollon Smyrnis with 6.65
Tony Spence the SC played his first match for Reading against us in the league. He later played 4 (5) and scored 1 and wants to go for a first team playable team.

Print



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Vauxhall Motors - Sunday 24th May 2020
************************************************** **********************************************


================================================== ==============================================
Squad
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No Name Position(s) Nat Born Age Caps Gls Wages Expires Value
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3 Barnes, Louis D/M LC ENG 16.10.88 31 - - ¤150K 6.6.22 ¤150K
7 Blackwell, Danny M RC ENG 11.1.95 25 - - ¤55K 12.6.21 ¤350K
15 Blake, Liam S C ENG 29.6.95 24 - - ¤140K 17.6.23 ¤150K
4 Clair, Karl M C ENG 20.9.89 30 - - ¤90K 26.5.21 ¤110K
18 Cross, Will D/M L ENG 2.5.98 22 - - ¤35K 27.6.22 ¤240K
10 Curtis, John F C ENG 15.6.97 22 - - ¤80K 9.6.22 ¤1M
21 Egerton, Jonathan D R ENG 19.9.85 34 - - ¤110K 21.6.22 ¤35K
16 Ellams, Lloyd F C ENG 11.1.88 32 - - ¤130K 12.5.21 ¤100K
8 Fearnehough, Danny M C BRB 23.11.88 31 1 - ¤190K 28.6.20 ¤475K
2 George, Mike D R ENG 18.9.94 25 - - ¤100K 14.6.25 ¤140K
11 Gibbs, Kenny AM L ENG 20.8.94 25 - - ¤100K 24.6.23 ¤190K
23 Gray, Kenny D/DM C ENG 29.7.96 23 - - ¤35K 15.6.22 ¤90K
22 Grice, Tom AM RLC ENG 2.2.87 33 - - ¤90K 17.6.21 ¤50K
5 Hammond, Alan D C ENG 7.9.01 18 - - ¤20K 17.6.23 ¤160K
14 Henry, Callum D C ENG 10.6.88 31 - - ¤110K 10.6.22 ¤80K
1 Jones, Zac GK ENG 24.11.85 34 - - ¤70K 26.6.21 ¤180K
19 Jordan, Nicky S C ENG 18.8.99 20 - - ¤120K 28.6.24 ¤350K
13 McCarthy, Neil S C ENG 31.1.95 25 - - ¤180K 15.6.23 ¤500K
20 McMahon, Jake D RC ENG 9.6.99 20 - - ¤14K 12.6.22 ¤110K
6 Phillips, Perry D C ENG 9.10.94 25 - - ¤24K 13.6.21 ¤100K
25 Sturgess, Nick AM RLC ENG 10.1.01 19 - - ¤45K 28.6.22 ¤210K
12 Turner, Hayden DM RC ENG 17.3.95 25 - - ¤100K 15.6.24 ¤170K
24 Ward, Kenny AM C ENG 17.4.01 19 - - ¤35K 22.6.22 ¤190K
17 Williams, Chris DM C ENG 23.7.95 24 - - ¤18K 13.6.21 ¤45K



================================================== ==============================================
2019/0 Senior Club Stats
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No Name Apps Gls Con Pens Asts Yel Red MoM Av R
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3 Barnes, Louis 32 (2) 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 6.85
7 Blackwell, Danny 22 (9) 6 0 0 6 3 0 1 7.06
15 Blake, Liam 6 (3) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.89
4 Clair, Karl 20 (14) 4 0 0 4 1 0 0 7.00
18 Cross, Will 26 (3) 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 7.00
10 Curtis, John 40 (4) 18 0 0 4 2 0 6 7.41
21 Egerton, Jonathan 11 (4) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.73
16 Ellams, Lloyd 24 (13) 10 0 0 5 0 0 0 6.92
8 Fearnehough, Danny 41 10 0 1 (1) 9 3 1 7 7.51
2 George, Mike 44 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 7.00
11 Gibbs, Kenny 14 (8) 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 6.59
23 Gray, Kenny 11 (7) 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 6.72
22 Grice, Tom 31 (9) 7 0 0 10 0 0 3 7.17
5 Hammond, Alan 38 (3) 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 6.93
14 Henry, Callum 8 (3) 1 0 1 (1) 1 1 0 0 6.73
1 Jones, Zac 54 0 82 0 0 0 1 4 7.04
19 Jordan, Nicky 20 (19) 12 0 0 6 1 0 1 7.00
13 McCarthy, Neil 43 (4) 19 0 2 (2) 9 2 1 7 7.49
20 McMahon, Jake 46 0 0 0 2 7 1 0 6.63
6 Phillips, Perry 20 (1) 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 6.95
25 Sturgess, Nick 10 (17) 3 0 0 5 1 0 0 6.89
12 Turner, Hayden 35 (2) 13 0 0 7 0 0 1 7.22
24 Ward, Kenny 33 (9) 9 5 0 6 1 0 1 6.69
17 Williams, Chris 3 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.80



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2019/0 Transfers
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Date Player In From Fee
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
None

Date Player Out To Fee
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12.10.19 Tony Spence Reading ¤35K




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2019/0 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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10.8.19 Preston H Second Division 3:0 4687 Phillips, Jordan, Clair
17.8.19 Leicester A Second Division 1:2 22249 K.Ward
20.8.19 Q.P.R. H League Cup 1st Rnd 3:2 2644 Ellams, McCarthy, Clair
24.8.19 Burnley H Second Division 5:5 5300 Fearnehough, Ellams, Clair, Jordan, K.Ward
26.8.19 Oldham A Second Division 1:1 8753 Gibbs
7.9.19 Bradford A Second Division 2:3 17980 Turner, Fearnehough
11.9.19 Carlisle A Second Division 3:0 7430 Curtis, K.Ward, Ellams
14.9.19 Bury H Second Division 0:3 5725
18.9.19 Hull H League Cup 2nd Rnd 3:2 3564 Kelly og, Grice, McCarthy
21.9.19 Swansea A Second Division 1:2 21632 Jordan
25.9.19 Bournemouth H Second Division 1:1 5294 Fearnehough
28.9.19 Barnsley H Second Division 3:0 4845 McCarthy 3 (1 pen)
5.10.19 Torquay A Second Division 2:0 2932 Turner, Jordan
12.10.19 West Brom H Second Division 2:2 5299 Fearnehough, M.George
15.10.19 Burton Albion A Second Division 0:3 6604
19.10.19 Rotherham H Second Division 0:3 4938
22.10.19 Reading A Second Division 1:0 20853 Gibbs
26.10.19 Gateshead H Second Division 3:1 4542 Jordan 2, N.McCarthy pen
30.10.19 Everton H League Cup 3rd Rnd 4:2 5257 Curtis 2, Blackwell 2
2.11.19 Crawley A Second Division 0:1 4941
9.11.19 Sheffield A FA Cup 1st Rnd 2:1 2033 Ellams, Phillips
13.11.19 Rotherham H League Cup 4th Rnd 3:4 3064 Turner, K.Ward, Grice
16.11.19 Plymouth A Second Division 2:2 15211 Ellams, McCarthy
23.11.19 Leyton Orient H Second Division 0:0 4891
30.11.19 Worcester City H FA Cup 2nd Rnd 4:1 1683 Jordan 2, Henry pen, Sturgess
4.12.19 Bristol Rovers H Second Division 1:5 5372 Jordan
7.12.19 Port Vale H Second Division 4:1 4572 McCarthy, Curtis, Turner, K.Ward
14.12.19 Colchester A Second Division 5:1 6840 Grice, Turner, K.Ward, McCarthy, Jordan
21.12.19 Preston A Second Division 2:1 13004 Turner, McCarthy
26.12.19 Leicester H Second Division 3:0 5287 McCarthy, Fearnehough, Turner
28.12.19 Burnley A Second Division 4:2 9618 Ellams, Blackwell, Phillips, Blake
1.1.20 Oldham H Second Division 1:2 6219 McCarthy
4.1.20 Q.P.R. A FA Cup 3rd Rnd 3:2 17131 Gibbs, Clair, J.Curtis
8.1.20 Hartlepool A Second Division P-P -----
11.1.20 Bournemouth A Second Division 1:2 8771 Jordan
14.1.20 Bradford H Vans Trophy North 2nd Rnd 2:3 692 Fearnehough, L.Blake
18.1.20 Bury A Second Division 4:0 7391 McCarthy 2, Ellams, Curtis
22.1.20 Hartlepool A Second Division 2:2 6792 Curtis, Ellams
25.1.20 Huddersfield A FA Cup 4th Rnd 2:4 12323 K.Ward, Traoré og
1.2.20 Swansea H Second Division 3:3 5261 Fearnehough 2, Curtis
8.2.20 Bradford H Second Division 4:1 5269 McCarthy, Ellams 2, Blackwell
15.2.20 Carlisle H Second Division 3:1 5689 Fearnehough, Turner, Curtis
18.2.20 West Brom A Second Division 0:3 23806
22.2.20 Burton Albion H Second Division 2:4 5626 McCarthy, Curtis
29.2.20 Barnsley A Second Division 2:0 18924 Phillips, Turner
7.3.20 Rotherham A Second Division 1:1 10471 Grice
17.3.20 Reading H Second Division 3:1 5284 K.Ward, Fearnehough pen, Turner
21.3.20 Leyton Orient A Second Division 0:2 8074
25.3.20 Torquay H Second Division 1:0 5158 Jordan
28.3.20 Crawley H Second Division 2:0 5322 McCarthy, Turner
4.4.20 Gateshead A Second Division 0:1 8235
11.4.20 Plymouth H Second Division 3:3 6359 Curtis 2, George
13.4.20 Bristol Rovers A Second Division 2:0 10375 Sturgess, Gibbs
18.4.20 Hartlepool H Second Division 2:4 5878 Turner, N.McCarthy
25.4.20 Port Vale A Second Division 3:2 16666 McCarthy, Curtis 2
3.5.20 Colchester H Second Division 5:0 5298 Curtis 2, Hammond, Sturgess, Grice
9.5.20 Barnsley H Second Division Playoff Semi F 0:0 5272
13.5.20 Barnsley A Second Division Playoff Semi F 4:0 20696 Turner, J.Curtis 2, Blackwell
24.5.20 Burton Albion N Second Division Playoff Final 4:3 37401 Grice 2, Blackwell, K.Ward

kuy
27-09-14, 03:23 PM
First Division, awesome! Going to be tough to stay there though, particularly without Fearnehough. The two new guys look quality though, maybe that's a sign of good things to come?

Baron Zbimg
27-09-14, 05:14 PM
What a season, and some decent youth coming through the academy. Division 1 will be very tough I guess, and you still desperately need a youth keeper. How many players remain from the original Vauxhall team ?


Awesome story, completely addicted to it!


Envoyé de mon iPhone à l'aide de Tapatalk

Dermotron
27-09-14, 08:42 PM
Hopefully the youth academy will pick up another 3 or 4 decent guys over the summer. A young Fearnehough would be nice!

Redknapp69
27-09-14, 09:47 PM
Wahoooooo

Major congrats - last minute winner!

Surely some better youth must come to you now?

When offering Ferny a new contract did you try offering him a huge signing on bonus like £1m? That often works

Too late now though - time for the others to step up following his departure!

Hoboken16
27-09-14, 10:00 PM
a couple of solid loans and some old vets on a free should keep you up.....Good job and congrats

merkezekrem
27-09-14, 10:26 PM
Cant do that Hoboken, no transfers allowed.

BobMem
28-09-14, 09:55 AM
Congratulations on a great season. I can't see beyond the bit where it goes 3-3 as tapatalk crashes, but I worked it out from the comments (I think)!

Nice stadium upgrade!

merkezekrem
28-09-14, 12:03 PM
How many players remain from the original Vauxhall team ?

With a touch of spoiler, now I have 5 players left.




When offering Ferny a new contract did you try offering him a huge signing on bonus like £1m? That often works



I didn't think of that. Why didn't I think of that! Well, he is gone now.


Thanks for all the cheers and comments. This is the best save I've ever played in CM and loving to write about it.

Jesus
28-09-14, 02:13 PM
Holy shit what a turn of fortunes Merk! Your plan of sticking with that tactic paid off in the end, I'm hoping you get some solid youths through next season so you can keep yourselves in Division One. Way to go man, keep up the great story, this is a great read.

Redknapp69
28-09-14, 07:31 PM
I think you can make playoffs easily next year. Stuck to a settled side and formation! :ok:


Glad he took my advice to stick with settled side and formation :ok

Jokerjake7
29-09-14, 02:08 PM
Always great to get a last minute winner :D. Shall be interesting to see how the side does in Division 1.

Mark
29-09-14, 02:09 PM
Wow, definitely still exceeding expectations, merk! Congrats!

Gutted that Fearnehough never signed a new deal. The sentimentalism in me is glad he got to reach 100 goals before he left though!

Fingers crossed that you get a few youth players now and in the positions that you need them!

merkezekrem
29-09-14, 05:11 PM
The 10 Years Anniversary Update!

Records:


http://i62.tinypic.com/2m6sutz.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/o74pe0.jpg


The Players' Records:


http://i57.tinypic.com/jiyyw4.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/2cqxkk4.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/2hhpp39.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/1z39bv6.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/21ae6xl.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/2sanp1u.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/2cpteuv.jpg
http://i59.tinypic.com/8x61yg.jpg


League Records:



League Positions:
http://i60.tinypic.com/1znol8p.jpg

Rows:
http://i61.tinypic.com/2j5mhci.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/2md2g6t.jpg


Biggest Wins:
http://i58.tinypic.com/2chqc2a.jpg

Biggest Defeats:
http://i58.tinypic.com/oggdqe.jpg

Highest Scores:
http://i62.tinypic.com/10s6mvc.jpg

Attendences:

http://i58.tinypic.com/2z7r2o9.jpg
http://i59.tinypic.com/2lag12o.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/28mcqvp.jpg

Transfers:

http://i61.tinypic.com/2ihrq0x.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/14ak9i0.jpg




Manager:


http://i60.tinypic.com/9s86ye.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/16kxrtz.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/2drn6r.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/2gtdq95.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/wjz1nd.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/2ng7cyu.jpg



The Ten Years of Neil McCarthy:



His first stats:
http://i59.tinypic.com/b3jupy.jpg


His years:

http://i57.tinypic.com/2a7eybo.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/28inthc.jpg

Him after 10 years:

http://i57.tinypic.com/2dgrdrk.jpg

merkezekrem
29-09-14, 05:25 PM
Wow, definitely still exceeding expectations, merk! Congrats!

Gutted that Fearnehough never signed a new deal. The sentimentalism in me is glad he got to reach 100 goals before he left though!

Fingers crossed that you get a few youth players now and in the positions that you need them!


Here you go Mark:

http://i57.tinypic.com/20hu4no.jpg

Made me proud as hell :)

Mark
30-09-14, 09:28 AM
Haha! Nice one, merk!

I didn't realise that you've been there for 10 years, great stuff! Funny how you've never actually won a title though!

Kingsley
30-09-14, 07:53 PM
I don't thimk anyone has played Champ for 10 seasons without winning a league title. That is quite some record (and I can tell that you are enjoying it)

merkezekrem
02-10-14, 10:33 PM
I am just one of 1418 managers without a cup and 1433 without a league title :)

merkezekrem
03-10-14, 05:25 PM
SEASON11

- Hope you get well soon Mr. Bartlam

- Thanks Mr.Kez but please don't do this again.

- I souldn't get pormotion again?

- Don't fucking do it in the last minute! You nearly killed me! Now I'm stuck at this hospital so I can't upgrade the training grounds!

- But why! I need better training grounds, hell I need the best there is! It's not like we need the money for anything else.

- No, we are ok with training grounds for now. At the bright side the guys found what you wanted. You have a new keeper!


http://i59.tinypic.com/wbphja.jpg


- And a new striker


http://i59.tinypic.com/xmki6e.jpg


- A new keeper! Finally!

- But sadly 2 players decided to retire.

http://i58.tinypic.com/f05f60.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/2rhlp90.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/u6921.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/2qxyjgl.jpg



- Really?! Grice was doing awesome. That is sad.

- Well, get on with it. Go and fight bravely against relegation please.

- Allright. See you later

The Season:

Cups:
Lost 2-0 to Burton in 1st round at league cup
Lost 2-1 to Wycombe in F.A Cup 3rd round (our first round)

Amazing final!
http://i59.tinypic.com/iz2p2d.jpg


League:
It was a really hard season and we did battle breavly against relegation.
http://i60.tinypic.com/id55xu.jpg
I forgot to take a screenshot of the progress but we were around 22nd and 21st all season but got on form near the end of the season. My main tactic was conceed till the other team drops pace and try and catch up after they go normal/defensive. So you can say my strength was patiance :lol: We had 3 won in a row as best and lost 4 in a row. Both 8 games for without a win and loose.


2 weeks to go:

http://i57.tinypic.com/vgkfbk.jpg

so we could be 11th or 19th.

We did manage a lost against Wigan and a win against Q.P.R and finished in a dreamy 13th!!!

http://i61.tinypic.com/2z4zdr4.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/2yzh941.jpg




Team and awards:

http://i62.tinypic.com/vdhddu.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2ihrp55.jpg

Blackwell once got the player of the month and Sturgess and Jordan got Young player of the month once.
First ever match on TV
http://i59.tinypic.com/5z1wfp.jpg



Players:


Blackwell had another good season. He got an impressive +15 and -1 for tackling.

http://i58.tinypic.com/rgypfb.jpg

Liam Blake got +11 and -2. He was on transfer lsit all season and no offers. He got his strength to 3, in 10 years he can be good :)

http://i57.tinypic.com/2yl5gkn.jpg

Nick Booth loks promising. Coaches are mixed about him. Some say he need some luck to be good and some says he is very promising. Hutchcox says he is inconsistant. He got +26 and -1 for technique? He has to improve a lot tho. Very low points all around.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2dlsnxg.jpg

Will Cross scored his first ever goal for us! 1 goals and 25 assists in 7 years. He got +7

http://i60.tinypic.com/2ijg8dz.jpg

John Curtis is not signing a new contract. He has till 1.5.24 and a min fee of 7.5M. He got -8 :confused:

http://i62.tinypic.com/148kcps.jpg
George got +0 and -0. Played medicore.

http://i59.tinypic.com/n5g9qu.jpg

Gibbs was a good sub as Sturgess got very tired around 70th minute. He got -4 and +1

http://i58.tinypic.com/2dtagxw.jpg

Gray was transfer listed without any offer. He got +6

http://i61.tinypic.com/15oi14k.jpg


Alan Hammond was impressive! 3.7 tackles per game! He got +13 If only I can find a decent partner for him - on the pitch that is.

http://i60.tinypic.com/2ekit6p.jpg

The new keeper Hughes wasn't that impressive but he has a lot of time to impress. His handling got +1. He got +19 with a great +1 for long shots! He is reliable, determined and loyal, great!

http://i61.tinypic.com/rj48dg.jpg

Nicky Jordan is solid. He got the starting place from McCarthy. He got +9

http://i61.tinypic.com/302mnmt.jpg

McCarthy couldn't score in his first 8 games (I think) and got dropped to sub man. Well a rating from 7.49 to 6.55 is a huge drop. He got -16 :eek:

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McMahon started as a 11 player but his poor form also saw him dropped to the bench. He got +10 but -1 for stamina

http://i60.tinypic.com/i1cgtv.jpg

Perry Phillips got the place from McMahon but didn't do that better. He got -1 for stamina.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2870sjs.jpg

Man of the year for me was Sturgess. Even tho he can't play more than 70 mintues, he is somehow always ready for the next match and was the creative spark of the team. He got +18 but -9, all minus from phisical stuff. Hope he gets them back from pre-season intensive fitness training.

http://i59.tinypic.com/n3wymv.jpg

Hayden Turner kept on suprising me with another solid season. He got -7 and +1, again all negative on fitness stuff.

http://i62.tinypic.com/2953l15.jpg

Kenny Ward shared the AMC position with Ellams. He is effective but inconsistance. He got +30!

http://i61.tinypic.com/2v10ldh.jpg

Chris Williams is out of contract now. He got -6 and +1. Bye Bye Chris :wave:

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The Gone:

Fearnehough played 36 (1) games for Sheff Utd in 2nd division. He scored 3, assisted 7 and momed 3 times with 1.3 tackle, 2.2 dribble and %79 passing. 7.30 rating. He gets 650K per month, nearly twice I could offer him.

Barton went to Milwall for 80K and played 1 (6) games with an assist for 6.57

Holsgrove played 20 games and scored 2 goals. His tally, 4 goals,3goals and 2 goals per season. :lol:

Spence played 0 games.



The print:




************************************************** **********************************************
Vauxhall Motors - Wednesday 9th June 2021
************************************************** **********************************************


================================================== ==============================================
Squad
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No Name Position(s) Nat Born Age Caps Gls Wages Expires Value
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3 Barnes, Louis D/M LC ENG 16.10.88 32 - - ¤150K 6.6.22 ¤240K
7 Blackwell, Danny M RC ENG 11.1.95 26 - - ¤200K 13.6.24 ¤700K
16 Blake, Liam S C ENG 29.6.95 25 - - ¤140K 17.6.23 ¤190K
23 Booth, Nick S C ENG 24.5.02 19 - - ¤14K 11.6.24 ¤300K
4 Clair, Karl M C ENG 20.9.89 31 - - ¤180K 25.6.24 ¤275K
14 Cross, Will D/M L ENG 2.5.98 23 - - ¤35K 27.6.22 ¤450K
10 Curtis, John S C ENG 15.6.97 23 - - ¤110K 1.5.24 ¤2M
19 Ellams, Lloyd F C ENG 11.1.88 33 - - ¤190K 12.6.23 ¤180K
2 George, Mike D R ENG 18.9.94 26 - - ¤100K 14.6.25 ¤250K
11 Gibbs, Kenny AM L ENG 20.8.94 26 - - ¤100K 24.6.23 ¤475K
13 Gray, Kenny D/DM C ENG 29.7.96 24 - - ¤35K 15.6.22 ¤140K
5 Hammond, Alan D C ENG 7.9.01 19 - - ¤65K 28.6.25 ¤300K
18 Henry, Callum D C ENG 10.6.88 32 - - ¤110K 10.6.22 ¤95K
22 Hughes, Luke GK ENG 21.4.02 19 - - ¤20K 21.6.24 ¤210K
1 Jones, Zac GK ENG 24.11.85 35 - - ¤130K 26.6.23 ¤240K
9 Jordan, Nicky S C ENG 18.8.99 21 - - ¤120K 28.6.24 ¤1.1M
15 McCarthy, Neil S C ENG 31.1.95 26 - - ¤180K 15.6.23 ¤675K
20 McMahon, Jake D RC ENG 9.6.99 22 - - ¤14K 12.6.22 ¤240K
6 Phillips, Perry D C ENG 9.10.94 26 - - ¤120K 14.6.26 ¤325K
8 Sturgess, Nick AM RLC ENG 10.1.01 20 - - ¤110K 25.5.24 ¤850K
17 Turner, Hayden DM RC ENG 17.3.95 26 - - ¤100K 15.6.24 ¤400K
12 Ward, Kenny AM C ENG 17.4.01 20 - - ¤35K 22.6.22 ¤475K
21 Williams, Chris DM C ENG 23.7.95 25 - - ¤18K 13.6.21 ¤1K



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2020/1 Senior Club Stats
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No Name Apps Gls Con Pens Asts Yel Red MoM Av R
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3 Barnes, Louis 21 (2) 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 6.61
7 Blackwell, Danny 30 (11) 12 0 3 (3) 12 1 0 5 7.15
16 Blake, Liam 2 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.75
23 Booth, Nick 4 (4) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.13
4 Clair, Karl 32 (2) 7 0 0 6 1 0 1 6.97
14 Cross, Will 27 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 6.93
10 Curtis, John 42 (1) 18 0 0 10 5 0 3 7.26
19 Ellams, Lloyd 22 (13) 10 0 0 6 0 0 1 6.69
2 George, Mike 32 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 6.66
11 Gibbs, Kenny 12 (25) 3 0 0 4 1 0 0 6.57
13 Gray, Kenny 4 (5) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.44
5 Hammond, Alan 41 (2) 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 6.63
18 Henry, Callum 7 (4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.27
22 Hughes, Luke 10 (3) 0 17 0 0 0 2 0 6.54
1 Jones, Zac 38 (2) 0 81 0 0 0 0 2 6.95
9 Jordan, Nicky 25 (12) 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 7.08
15 McCarthy, Neil 26 (7) 8 0 3 (2) 1 1 1 1 6.55
20 McMahon, Jake 23 (2) 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 6.36
6 Phillips, Perry 36 (2) 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 6.47
8 Sturgess, Nick 35 (3) 7 0 0 5 0 0 3 6.97
17 Turner, Hayden 33 (1) 6 0 0 6 1 0 0 7.03
12 Ward, Kenny 24 (15) 7 0 1 (1) 4 0 0 0 6.74
21 Williams, Chris 2 (5) 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6.57



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2020/1 Transfers
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Date Player In From Fee
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None

Date Player Out To Fee
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28.6.20 Danny Fearnehough Sheff Utd Bos




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2020/1 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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19.7.20 Dag & Red H Friendly 2:3 5125 McCarthy 2
15.8.20 Leeds A First Division 3:3 22350 J.Curtis, Clair, Turner
22.8.20 Ipswich H First Division 2:1 6538 Sturgess, K.Ward
25.8.20 Burton Albion H League Cup 1st Rnd 0:2 1379
29.8.20 Rochdale A First Division 3:3 6996 Sturgess, Ellams, Clair
31.8.20 Derby H First Division 2:2 6549 Ellams, K.Ward
12.9.20 Fleetwood H First Division 2:4 6505 Clair, Turner
16.9.20 West Ham A First Division 1:4 30670 K.Ward
19.9.20 Sheff Wed H First Division 2:1 6501 Gibbs, Curtis
26.9.20 Scunthorpe A First Division 1:2 8281 K.Ward pen
30.9.20 Middlesbrough A First Division 1:0 15903 Sturgess
3.10.20 Oldham H First Division 0:1 7242
17.10.20 Bristol Rovers H First Division 0:2 6549
20.10.20 Norwich A First Division 2:2 27271 Booth, Curtis
24.10.20 Peterborough H First Division 1:3 6512 Turner
27.10.20 Nottm Forest A First Division 1:2 19947 Curtis
31.10.20 Blackpool H First Division 2:2 6545 Ellams 2
4.11.20 Brentford A First Division 2:5 11029 Curtis, McCarthy
8.11.20 Man City A First Division 1:2 40366 Blackwell
14.11.20 Morecambe H First Division 2:0 6748 Curtis, Clair
21.11.20 Chesterfield A First Division 0:2 10137
28.11.20 Wigan H First Division 1:2 6506 Jordan
6.12.20 Doncaster A First Division 3:3 12640 Sturgess, Curtis 2
12.12.20 Wycombe H First Division 1:4 6517 Curtis
19.12.20 Q.P.R. H First Division 4:1 6540 Blackwell pen, K.Ward, Sturgess, Jordan
26.12.20 Rochdale H First Division 1:2 6534 Sturgess
28.12.20 Derby A First Division 1:3 21470 Gibbs
2.1.21 Wycombe A FA Cup 3rd Rnd 1:2 3467 McCarthy
5.1.21 Ipswich A First Division 3:4 25857 Curtis 2, N.Jordan
13.1.21 Leeds H First Division P-P -----
16.1.21 Middlesbrough H First Division 1:1 6503 Sturgess
20.1.21 Leeds H First Division 1:1 6545 McCarthy pen
27.1.21 Sheff Wed A First Division 3:1 29405 Blackwell pen, K.Ward, Turner
6.2.21 West Ham H First Division 2:1 6525 Jordan, Ellams
13.2.21 Fleetwood A First Division 3:1 4552 Turner, Curtis, Clair
20.2.21 Scunthorpe H First Division 4:4 6537 Blackwell pen, K.Ward, Ellams, Curtis
23.2.21 Bristol Rovers A First Division 2:1 10534 Curtis, Blackwell
28.2.21 Norwich H First Division 3:0 6514 Ellams 2, McCarthy
7.3.21 Oldham A First Division 1:2 9370 Blackwell
10.3.21 Brentford H First Division 2:5 6509 Blackwell, Clair
13.3.21 Peterborough A First Division 5:2 6739 Curtis 2, McCarthy 2, Gibbs
16.3.21 Nottm Forest H First Division 4:3 6545 Turner, Blackwell 3
27.3.21 Blackpool A First Division 2:1 13907 Cross, Jordan
3.4.21 Man City H First Division 0:3 6538
10.4.21 Morecambe A First Division 1:1 6051 Jordan
17.4.21 Chesterfield H First Division 4:3 6504 McCarthy 2 (1 pen), Ellams, Curtis
19.4.21 Wycombe A First Division 2:2 7635 Booth, Blackwell
24.4.21 Doncaster H First Division 4:0 6522 Jordan 2, Blackwell, Curtis
1.5.21 Wigan A First Division 0:3 17528
9.5.21 Q.P.R. A First Division 4:2 17432 Jordan 2, Clair, Ellams

Jesus
03-10-14, 05:59 PM
Good work Merk! When I first saw your new keeper I was so chuffed for you and then I checked his handling.. Oh dear! Did he improve by the end of the season? 13th is a great finish in your maiden season, here's hoping your chairman can get out of the hospital and approve those new training facilities.

Kingsley
03-10-14, 07:44 PM
The keeper looks a better striker than the striker and the striker looks a better keeper than the keeper. It is going to be tough to move up again.

Redknapp69
03-10-14, 09:56 PM
Solid start in the Championship!

Certainly need some better youth coming through

Are you 'throwing' the cup games to focus on league?

Anyone taken Fearny's mantle of star player?

kuy
04-10-14, 02:48 PM
Again, only a couple of your players are increasing their atts - what training regimes are you using? Hopefully as the facilities improve, they'll be able to train better :ok: Great season to finish mid-table though!

merkezekrem
05-10-14, 11:22 AM
Good work Merk! When I first saw your new keeper I was so chuffed for you and then I checked his handling.. Oh dear! Did he improve by the end of the season? 13th is a great finish in your maiden season, here's hoping your chairman can get out of the hospital and approve those new training facilities.


He got +1 to Handling and Positioning +2 to Reflexes. No + to Balance or Bravery




The keeper looks a better striker than the striker and the striker looks a better keeper than the keeper. It is going to be tough to move up again.


I know what you mean but still:



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Solid start in the Championship!

Certainly need some better youth coming through

Are you 'throwing' the cup games to focus on league?

Anyone taken Fearny's mantle of star player?

I like most of new youth. Especially Sturgess looks like a star material. He got offers as high as 2.1M €

I didn't care about the cups last season as I was very low on the table half the season. It will depend on the league position this year.




Again, only a couple of your players are increasing their atts - what training regimes are you using? Hopefully as the facilities improve, they'll be able to train better :ok: Great season to finish mid-table though!

Defenders: Fitness Medium, Tactics Intensive, Shooting none and skills light
Mids: fitness and Tactics medium, shooting none and skills intensive
AM's: same but light shooting
SC's: All medium
GK's: Fitness and Tactics medium and goalkeeping intensive.
First time i try this kind of training but everybody needs fitness and tactics and shooting training sucks.

Mark
06-10-14, 04:34 PM
Handling = 3. Ouch! Hopefully he'll improve as he ages + trains with you. Shame to lose Grice as well.

Great season though. A tough start but the patience certainly paid off.

Here's hoping that 1) the training ground is expanded and 2) there is a sudden influx of youth players!

merkezekrem
14-10-14, 07:45 PM
SEASON12:

- Hi there Mr.Bartlow

- Hi Merk. Thanks for that season boy.

- No problem, I just did what you asked and battled against relegation.

- I've been saying that for 11 years now.

- I finally got what you mean! Anyways, for the next season. Any chance of a training ground upgrade?

- Not possible. This should be enough for you at this level.

- What this level? The level of being the only no transfers allowed club? How do you expect me to get to higher levels man? With only a new young player or two coming in the team every year.

- Well that changes this season! You have 6 new players this season!

- Woot!?? 6?!? Aw man, I can build up a new team! I can play with wingers or defender midfielders or wing backs! Man I am soo excited!

- Well, hold your horses will you. You have a new GK, 2 new DC's and 3 new SC's.


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- What! What the where? Can I train them for different positions?

- I told the boys and they tried but to no good. But hey, You got Alan Hammond's brother Andy Hammond in the team now. You know Alan is good so give his brother some chance will you and with Henry retiring, you will need new defenders.


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- Yeah sure.


- I want you tho stay clear of relegation this year.

- What! Really? On our second year in Div.1?

- Yes yes, your team is mature now. You should be able to do it. If not, I can always find a replacement.

- And go right back to northern division! Nobody knows this kids as I do. If we ever have a chance at the premier, it is with me and you know it!

- Yes I do but still, stay clear off the relegation zone.

- Right. See you next year, I hope.


Cups:
What cups? Beat Walsall of Div.3 4-1 in League cup first round but lost 3-1 to Charlton of Premiere at second round.

Lost to Wycombe again in the 3rd round of FA Cup. 4-2. (They went on and won the cup 2-0 over Peterborough! They beat Chelsea, Norwich, Stoke and West Ham on the way.)


League:

What a start we had!


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We even managed to top the leage one week later! For one week. At week 29, we were sitting in our lowest position so far this season, 15th.

We managed to get some wins after that and climbed as high as 8th. Within 5 weeks of the end, we even had a chance at play-off position.


http://i62.tinypic.com/166jgoi.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/ounket.jpg



4 of the 5 matches left were against teams over us. We had our fate in our own hands. Sadly we had only 3 handling. One week to go, we were out of the play-off war, with a chance of being 8th or 15th.

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A nice win in our last game gave us an amazing boost! Nitro win!
http://i60.tinypic.com/14uxrnr.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/2zxz0cz.jpg


A great comeback for a season nearly going down the drain. Yay!



Players:

Goalkeepers:

Luke Hughes played many games and did ok. His handling went to 7 from 5. Reflexes 20 from 18 and total of +21. He'll be decent in 10 years! :P Coaches love him. He became the young player of the month in January.

http://i60.tinypic.com/34o8x3m.jpg

The new keeper Joyce played meeh in reserves. This level is hard for reserves I guess. Other teams play lots of good players. He got +21 but -1 to teamwork?! Some think we should transfer list him. Idiots! Some says he should work hard and get lucky :)

http://i59.tinypic.com/8yxe1i.jpg

I comapred the two and Hughes is better keeper with only one star.

Defenders:
Alan Hammond is my star defender. He managed a 3.4 tackles per game in the season. He only got +5, 1 to influence and 2 to both stamina and strenght.

He managed to break the worst discipline record for us, 6 yellow 2 reds.

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His little brother Andy only played in the reserves. He made 1 sub app and managed a 7, which is a good sign, I hope. He got +17 but still waay to go. All the coaches think we should transfer list him. Not yet, I say.

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Other new DC Davies got +17. He got +3 to marking and +2 to positioning, which happens rarely. Good sign! Coaches thinks he needs to work hard and pray for a miracle.

http://i62.tinypic.com/2mepk0o.jpg

Will Cross didn't cross. No goals or assists or a solid game. 6.51! Pfft. -11 and +6. He is wierd.

http://i57.tinypic.com/2affj3p.jpg

Geroge of the jungle had ok season. 3 more assists and +0.13 rating. He got -10 :(



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Jake didn't do well. He did worse than last season. 6.11 :tsk: +2! Only +2! one for anticipation and one for dribbling. Nobody thinks he is good enough to remain at the club. As he is the only sub for DR, he stays.

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Phillips had his best season with 6.95! (Please stop laughing.) He got zilt. No change. I hope he stays like this and starts playing better.

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Midfielders:

Blackwell, the MRC, the second comer of the club had a great year. 7.38!!! He even got +10 at age 27! Go Danny go!

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Gibbs is still the good sub. He still got +7 tho.

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Our star is surely Sturgess. He was an AMRL but I made him an AMLRC and play him in the MLC with an arrow up a square. He plays ok, gets very tired very quick but has insane offers so far.

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Managed to sign a new contract till 2025 (3 years) with a relegation release clause of 3M :lol: The fecker is frustrated at not being allowed to move clubs. Not happening son.

He just got +5.

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Hayden Turner wasn't so good but he showed some quality in the season. +12 and -6.

http://i58.tinypic.com/9px5ih.jpg

Kenny Ward was also highly impressive. I have high hopes for this kid. 14 goals eh! He got - 6 and +4. Hmm. Wierd that.

http://i59.tinypic.com/kbvqmu.jpg

Strikers:

Liam Blake is still on transfer list and nobody wants him. His contract ends next year so probably that will be his end at the club. Lets see, he got +6 and -1. At the age 26 with 124 apps, 27 goals and 7 assists, he is gone daddy gone.

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Booth stayed in the reserves. He got +38! :eek: I should play him next year! Coaches think he can be a class act.

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Curtis was our main force. He was selected as fans player of the year second time in a row. What a season for him! He is worth 2M now and enjoys and enthusiastic about the club. But he got -9 and +6. He went back to being a SC from the trained FC. So I guess you have to play a SC in midfield/ AM position to keep him FC. :(

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Nicky Jordan was nowhere near his last season of 10 gaols and 7.08 ratings. He still got +10.

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McCarthy came back from his pathetic season from last year. He scored 11 more, assisted 4 more and avaraged 0.50 more. He got +14 so next year he'll get -14?

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The New Strikers:

Only Docherty got a game as a sub. In reserves they were. None accepted AMC training.

Docherty got +36! But he has 3 for stamina. I should put him to Defence training. My best judging coach thinks he wont improve more and should be put to transfer list. and one say he can be very good indeed. Lets see who is right!

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Will Kelly got +37! Man this is good. They trained for Sc and all trainings were in medium. He is consistent and should play in the first team, says the coaches. He even got an offer from Nottm Forest. He expects to be playing in the first team too, I guess, as his future is unknown and not willing to renew contract.

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Last guy, Neil Cooper got only +26! Looser. :) He is still 16 tho. The coaches don't think he'll do much. Lets see.

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The Gone:

Holsgrove finally did score some :lol:
Spence is impressive at non-league :lol:
Fearnehough is as always. He did play for 7 in our first match against Sheff Utd, we won 4-1, Blackwell scoring 2 and getting MoM and made gestures to Fernehough. :) He was 12th in average rating in league. Curtis was 22nd and Blackwell 23rd.

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The Print:




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Squad
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No Name Position(s) Nat Born Age Caps Gls Wages Expires Value
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3 Barnes, Louis D/M LC ENG 16.10.88 33 - - ¤160K 7.5.24 ¤170K
7 Blackwell, Danny M RC ENG 11.1.95 27 - - ¤200K 13.6.24 ¤750K
21 Blake, Liam S C ENG 29.6.95 26 - - ¤140K 17.6.23 ¤170K
19 Booth, Nick S C ENG 24.5.02 19 - - ¤14K 11.6.24 ¤300K
4 Clair, Karl M C ENG 20.9.89 32 - - ¤180K 25.6.24 ¤160K
- Cooper, Neil S C ENG 27.6.05 16 - - ¤20K 7.5.25 ¤190K
18 Cross, Will D/M L ENG 2.5.98 24 - - ¤60K 28.5.26 ¤475K
10 Curtis, John S C ENG 15.6.97 24 - - ¤110K 1.5.24 ¤2M
25 Davies, Ryan D C ENG 7.8.03 18 - - ¤22K 16.5.26 ¤110K
24 Docherty, Matty S C ENG 28.10.04 17 - - ¤30K 15.5.27 ¤350K
16 Ellams, Lloyd F C ENG 11.1.88 34 - - ¤190K 12.6.23 ¤70K
2 George, Mike D R ENG 18.9.94 27 - - ¤100K 14.6.25 ¤325K
11 Gibbs, Kenny AM L ENG 20.8.94 27 - - ¤100K 24.6.23 ¤425K
14 Gray, Kenny D/DM C ENG 29.7.96 25 - - ¤35K 15.6.22 ¤16K
5 Hammond, Alan D C ENG 7.9.01 20 - - ¤65K 11.6.26 ¤325K
22 Hammond, Andy D C ENG 13.9.03 18 - - ¤14K 15.5.25 ¤80K
13 Hughes, Luke GK ENG 21.4.02 20 - - ¤20K 21.6.24 ¤300K
1 Jones, Zac GK ENG 24.11.85 36 - - ¤130K 26.6.23 ¤140K
9 Jordan, Nicky S C ENG 18.8.99 22 - - ¤120K 28.6.24 ¤1.4M
23 Joyce, Lewis GK ENG 30.9.03 18 - - ¤16K 4.5.25 ¤120K
- Kelly, Will S C ENG 24.2.03 19 - - ¤40K 27.5.25 ¤425K
15 McCarthy, Neil S C ENG 31.1.95 27 - - ¤180K 15.6.23 ¤625K
20 McMahon, Jake D RC ENG 9.6.99 22 - - ¤45K 12.5.25 ¤300K
6 Phillips, Perry D C ENG 9.10.94 27 - - ¤120K 14.6.26 ¤425K
8 Sturgess, Nick AM RLC ENG 10.1.01 21 - - ¤140K 28.5.25 ¤1.4M
17 Turner, Hayden DM RC ENG 17.3.95 27 - - ¤100K 15.6.24 ¤425K
12 Ward, Kenny AM C ENG 17.4.01 21 - - ¤95K 26.5.27 ¤825K



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2021/2 Senior Club Stats
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No Name Apps Gls Con Pens Asts Yel Red MoM Av R
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3 Barnes, Louis 26 (8) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6.53
7 Blackwell, Danny 38 (9) 9 0 0 12 1 0 4 7.28
21 Blake, Liam 3 (3) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.83
19 Booth, Nick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
4 Clair, Karl 19 (10) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.52
- Cooper, Neil - - - - - - - - ----
18 Cross, Will 30 (7) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6.51
10 Curtis, John 39 13 0 0 2 3 0 4 7.36
25 Davies, Ryan - - - - - - - - ----
24 Docherty, Matty 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
16 Ellams, Lloyd 16 (14) 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 6.60
2 George, Mike 38 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 6.79
11 Gibbs, Kenny 13 (28) 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 6.59
14 Gray, Kenny 5 (5) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.60
5 Hammond, Alan 42 0 0 0 1 6 2 0 6.62
22 Hammond, Andy 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
13 Hughes, Luke 20 (4) 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 6.63
1 Jones, Zac 29 (3) 0 49 0 0 2 0 1 6.91
9 Jordan, Nicky 21 (13) 4 0 0 3 1 0 1 6.88
23 Joyce, Lewis - - - - - - - - ----
- Kelly, Will - - - - - - - - ----
15 McCarthy, Neil 34 (6) 19 0 5 (4) 5 2 0 3 7.05
20 McMahon, Jake 20 (8) 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 6.18
6 Phillips, Perry 37 (1) 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 6.95
8 Sturgess, Nick 39 (3) 12 0 0 6 2 0 5 7.12
17 Turner, Hayden 36 (2) 4 0 0 5 2 0 1 6.79
12 Ward, Kenny 34 (6) 14 0 0 9 1 0 1 7.00



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2021/2 Transfers
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Date Player In From Fee
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19.8.21 Ashley Eastham Free Transfer Free
13.11.21 Marvin Compper Free Transfer Free
6.12.21 Nenad Marjanovic Free Transfer Free

Date Player Out To Fee
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16.7.21 Chris Williams Released Free
23.7.21 Martin Hutchcox Tottenham Free
12.11.21 Grant Brown Released Free
17.11.21 Mark Forster Released Free




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2021/2 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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14.8.21 Bristol Rovers H First Division 4:2 7529 Sturgess 2, Curtis, K.Ward
21.8.21 Wycombe A First Division 1:0 8130 Jordan
24.8.21 Walsall A League Cup 1st Rnd 4:1 4487 Curtis, Sturgess, McCarthy 2 (1 pen)
28.8.21 Leeds H First Division 1:2 7537 Jordan
30.8.21 Peterborough A First Division 2:0 7521 Phillips, Ellams
11.9.21 Southampton A First Division 0:3 29506
15.9.21 Q.P.R. H First Division 2:1 7502 J.Curtis, McCarthy
17.9.21 Sheff Wed A First Division 1:3 32540 Blake
22.9.21 Charlton A League Cup 2nd Rnd 1:3 15158 McCarthy
25.9.21 Doncaster H First Division 3:2 7518 Blackwell, Sturgess, K.Ward
29.9.21 Brighton H First Division 2:1 7509 K.Ward, Curtis
2.10.21 Oldham A First Division 1:0 9658 Sturgess
16.10.21 Aston Villa A First Division 2:2 35575 McCarthy 2
19.10.21 Chesterfield H First Division 2:4 7529 McCarthy, Sturgess
23.10.21 West Ham A First Division 0:0 30781
26.10.21 Millwall H First Division 0:2 7533
30.10.21 Nottm Forest H First Division 1:3 7523 N.McCarthy pen
3.11.21 Ipswich H First Division 3:0 7536 K.Ward 2, Blackwell
6.11.21 Derby A First Division 3:1 21682 Curtis 2, McCarthy
20.11.21 Swindon A First Division 2:2 13828 Ellams, McCarthy
27.11.21 Rochdale H First Division 0:2 7521
4.12.21 Brentford A First Division 2:3 7618 Sturgess, Curtis
8.12.21 Scunthorpe A First Division 0:2 7298
11.12.21 Sheff Utd H First Division 4:1 7504 Curtis, Blackwell 2, K.Ward
18.12.21 Norwich A First Division 0:2 27360
22.12.21 Leeds A First Division 1:2 22371 McCarthy
26.12.21 Wycombe H First Division 1:2 7542 K.Ward
28.12.21 Bristol Rovers A First Division 2:0 13140 K.Ward, Gibbs
1.1.22 Southampton H First Division 1:3 7527 McCarthy
8.1.22 Wycombe H FA Cup 3rd Rnd 2:4 4429 Jordan, McCarthy
15.1.22 Brighton A First Division 0:2 26296
22.1.22 Peterborough H First Division 0:2 7514
5.2.22 Doncaster A First Division 5:3 9880 Phillips, Curtis 3, Sturgess
12.2.22 Oldham H First Division 3:2 8394 Curtis, Sturgess, K.Ward
19.2.22 Q.P.R. A First Division 2:1 17629 Sturgess, Jordan
23.2.22 Sheff Wed H First Division 1:0 7889 McCarthy pen
26.2.22 Ipswich A First Division 1:1 26253 Blake
5.3.22 Aston Villa H First Division 3:0 7536 Turner, Curtis, K.Ward
9.3.22 Chesterfield A First Division 2:4 9365 McCarthy, Blackwell
12.3.22 West Ham H First Division 2:0 7540 Gibbs, K.Ward
15.3.22 Millwall A First Division 1:3 13606 King og
30.3.22 Scunthorpe H First Division 5:0 7509 McCarthy 3 (1 pen), Turner, Phillips
2.4.22 Swindon H First Division 4:4 7530 McCarthy, K.Ward 2, Sturgess
9.4.22 Nottm Forest A First Division 1:3 20361 Blackwell
15.4.22 Derby H First Division 3:2 7886 Blackwell, Turner 2
18.4.22 Sheff Utd A First Division 1:1 21793 Blackwell
23.4.22 Brentford H First Division 1:3 7510 K.Ward
30.4.22 Rochdale A First Division 0:2 8479
8.5.22 Norwich H First Division 2:0 7537 Sturgess, D.Blackwell

kuy
14-10-14, 10:12 PM
Looks like you have plenty of good strikers - as well as your main three (McCarthy, Jordan, Curtis), Booth and Kelly in the reserves look like they could do a job. Maybe worth giving one of them a run in the first team, given Jordan's poor return in front of goal?

What formation are you playing?

Baron Zbimg
14-10-14, 10:17 PM
Very Nice season indeed you look set in front but need more quality at the back for sure. Still, 6 new players is very encouraging.

Fearnehough is still quality it appears, but Sturgess seems an able replacement. Also good to see McCarthy back on track, he's still your best striker I think.

Awesome update again, i get excited each time I see you've updated this amazing story :)


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Fourfourtwo
14-10-14, 10:59 PM
Nice work - predicting you'll make the playoffs next year...

faz44
14-10-14, 11:00 PM
I love this story.

Redknapp69
15-10-14, 02:45 AM
Sturgess looks class as does Hayden Turner
Goalkeeper potentially amazing if handling can be improved!

How gone there was such a decline in the season though? Don't get me wrong - your final position is very respectable and s great effort with players you have but anything in particular lead to major loss in form? Tiredness? Injuries? Too much tinkering with team?

Can you show us a screenshot of formation please?
If strikers are decent dvd in abundance then would you think of changing tactic?

Love the chairman chats as always!

Go well next season :ok:

Jesus
15-10-14, 08:35 AM
Another great update from you Merk, you managed to hit the nail on the head with the right amount of information in each post to keep people interested. Nice to see such a strong finish, especially as its an improvement from last year. When was the last time you reshuffled your backroom staff? Now that you're in division one and have a fairly decent rep you might be able to attract some better coaches (if you need to!).

BobMem
15-10-14, 09:06 AM
Agreed, this story is nice to read, so I'm reading it :)

The newbies with high determination might turn out alright. Shame all the DCs are shite!

Mark
15-10-14, 11:04 AM
I like how you have brothers coming through the academy!

Good season, especially after the battle last season. Playoffs your aim for next year?

Defenders definitely need to improve, hope you get some better full backs.

merkezekrem
15-10-14, 11:24 AM
Looks like you have plenty of good strikers - as well as your main three (McCarthy, Jordan, Curtis), Booth and Kelly in the reserves look like they could do a job. Maybe worth giving one of them a run in the first team, given Jordan's poor return in front of goal?

What formation are you playing?

I hope to give both Booth and Kelly some run. Especially Kelly as he has interested teams and not willing to sign a new contract. Also Blake is going so another place is up for grabs.

I'm playing 4-3-1-2. Will post a screenie tonight.



Very Nice season indeed you look set in front but need more quality at the back for sure. Still, 6 new players is very encouraging.

Fearnehough is still quality it appears, but Sturgess seems an able replacement. Also good to see McCarthy back on track, he's still your best striker I think.

Awesome update again, i get excited each time I see you've updated this amazing story :)


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I wonder if I should play Sturgess on the wings as he is not playing that good, compared to the offers he gets. I am happy about McCarthy this year but now Curtis' form got dropped. One has to go down I guess.

Cheers :ok:





Nice work - predicting you'll make the playoffs next year...

I doubt it. If only keeper Hughes starts to play awesome.




I love this story.

Cheers faz. :ok:




Sturgess looks class as does Hayden Turner
Goalkeeper potentially amazing if handling can be improved!

How gone there was such a decline in the season though? Don't get me wrong - your final position is very respectable and s great effort with players you have but anything in particular lead to major loss in form? Tiredness? Injuries? Too much tinkering with team?

Can you show us a screenshot of formation please?
If strikers are decent dvd in abundance then would you think of changing tactic?

Love the chairman chats as always!

Go well next season :ok:


I know what you mean. We had a horrible set of games, lots with great keepers for other teams and poor keepers for us. Or great forwards for them and poor forwards for us. I have a hard time playing against 4-5-1. Even tho I change the man marking, I cant seem to stop getting in too many goals from 4-5-1 playing teams, and there are a lot of those.

I am thinking of changing the tactic to 4-5-1 :lol: but I only have 2½ wingers.

Cheers :ok:


Another great update from you Merk, you managed to hit the nail on the head with the right amount of information in each post to keep people interested. Nice to see such a strong finish, especially as its an improvement from last year. When was the last time you reshuffled your backroom staff? Now that you're in division one and have a fairly decent rep you might be able to attract some better coaches (if you need to!).

Cheers Jesus :ok: The last game did the trick for a good finish.

I dont resign any stuff that ends his contract and better coaches are coming in everytime. I'll post screenies tonight.



Agreed, this story is nice to read, so I'm reading it :)

The newbies with high determination might turn out alright. Shame all the DCs are shite!

Cheers Mr.Mem :ok: DC's do look shite but the Davies guy's marking and positioning got up so he might do some good in 5-10 years.




I like how you have brothers coming through the academy!

Good season, especially after the battle last season. Playoffs your aim for next year?

Defenders definitely need to improve, hope you get some better full backs.

I wonder how I will know which one is which in the future when/if both play. 2 A.Hammonds?

I dont think play-offs will be possible next year. as you say full backs suck and I need a better partner for big Hammond. Let's see what new guys will be like. Even if I get new better DC's, now they need some years in the reserve to be able to play in this level. It was easier to put them in the team on lower divisions.

oh and we'll have to play against Man. City and Everton next year, both got relegated, idiots.

BobMem
15-10-14, 11:57 AM
You can always nickname them Big Hammond and Small Hammond :)

"THERE'S ON-LY TWWWWOOOOOOO A. HAMMONDS, TWWWWOOOOOOO A. HAMMONDS, WE'RE WALKING ALONG, SINGING A SONG, WALKING IN A. HAMMOND WONDERLAND"

I thank you :D

merkezekrem
15-10-14, 04:29 PM
The Ass-Man and the coaches:


http://i60.tinypic.com/nvqqv9.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/2jh98l.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/30xacrm.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/j0jfv7.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/2pt9noo.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/3323vxs.jpg



And the tactic:


http://i58.tinypic.com/2vvm0qh.jpg

Redknapp69
15-10-14, 05:08 PM
Not much DM cover there in the tactic?

I reckon you must be able to get a couple of better coaches than what you currently have now you in Championship?

Gerber/Lewis and Eastham you might be able to upgrade?

merkezekrem
15-10-14, 05:29 PM
I have no DM's left in the squad.



Not really. There is this guy but he wants 375k per week. My average wave is 85K :) I have the money tho, 24M in the bank. Yeah, I'll sign him.


http://i62.tinypic.com/20at10x.jpg

BobMem
16-10-14, 10:05 AM
That's pretty much the formation I used when first playing champ0102!

Non wibwob, and with a forward arrow on the AMC.

Nice one :ok:

Kingsley
19-10-14, 12:17 PM
Incredible that you have got VM to this level and kept them there. Fingers crossed that you get in some decent recruits at the back. Love to see how you get on up another level

ebfatz
22-10-14, 04:30 PM
Yes indeed. Doing very well to keep them in that division, let alone the progression that is happening.

ZanSnake
25-10-14, 12:38 AM
does stats :eyebrows:

merkezekrem
25-10-14, 12:51 PM
SEASON13:

- What are you smiling about Mr.Bartlow?

- Oh nothing, just read about this guy called AMC in the paper. He thought his girlfirend died and he stabed himself in the hearth.

- Shame, I could've used another AMC

- Well, not exactly an AMC but I got good batch of players for you. Fresh from the academy!

- Really! Oh I am soo excited. I want to change the tactic boss.

- Yeah, you do that but don't fuck up with the league, 9th was very good finish last year.

- Ok.Ok. Give us the goods already!

- Ok, well, you know how the fans loved the Hammond brothers playing for us right?

- Yeah, they were singing about them.

- So we thought it is good publicity for us, we signed little brother of Kelly, Mitch Kelly the DC.

http://i58.tinypic.com/ykmtd.jpg


- Alright, I need to train him first but he looks promising. What else?

- We also signed Tom Cooper and Neil Cooper, the "STRIKER BROS!"

http://i62.tinypic.com/24goupl.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/w6qlh1.jpg

- Well, ok but that is a bit too much. We have lots of strikers and they hardly learn to play anything else. I need versitile players, I need good players!

- Yeah, not versitile but this Hooper guy looks promising


http://i57.tinypic.com/2ij3ddc.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/2dkyhz5.jpg


- MR? MR?! What the hell am I supposed to do with a MR? I've been playing without a winger for about 10 years now! Can't the guys at the Academy get that?

- They are doing their best, with what they got. Here is another promising guy


http://i62.tinypic.com/wugsrb.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/2nvymtd.jpg


- Wow! He looks good! Ok, you got me on the good players, how about versitile?

- I have the versitiliest for you! Meet Byrne


http://i60.tinypic.com/znmtq9.jpg


- Uh! Err...where does he play best?

- Well we couldn't figure it out yet, that is why we wrote everything. You figure him out.

- Ok. Well, say my thanks to the boys at the academy, they have done a good job this year.

- Wait no, it is not finished. We have 5 more!

- Woot!


http://i57.tinypic.com/j9r574.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/mjp81t.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/atooq9.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/10qjwx1.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/dosb2p.jpg



- Oh my! Wow, I am speechless. Good, ok. Tell the boys I want a left back and a defensive midfielder will you.

- Ok, will do that. You stay clear of relegation zone again this year

- I'll do that. Wow, so much players, I feel like the Doge now. Let's find ouy if those youths can play in different positions.

- Good luck with that.


CUPS:
Cups? What is a cup? We drink tea and that is as close as we can get to a cup.

League Cup: Beat Grimsby on pens in first round and lost to York in second round, 3-4. Some kids had time to play, good for that.

F.A Cup: Started on 3rd round and lost to Premier side Rochdale 1-2. Burton Albion of Div1 beat Sheff Wed of Div1 on the final. I should get one of these.

SEASON:
We started with a 3-3 draw and went downhill from there. 2 wins on our first 10 games saw us drop as low as 22nd. We did manage to clumb to 15th but stayed around 18th and 21st till week 30. Then the miracle happened! Hall learned to play DM! I instantly changed the tactc, took the FC to mid and MC to DMC


http://i57.tinypic.com/29476f8.jpg


After getting Hall up front I started playing Hammond bros together and everything just clicked. If only we didn't do so bad in the first half of the season.

With five games to go, we had a chance for play-offs.

http://i57.tinypic.com/w1bojp.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/2ep3lus.jpg


Not easy games to play tho. If only Hall had a better stamina, we could have done better. Lost 1-2 to both Leeds and Everton, draw 1-1 with Wycombe and beat Sheff Utd. 3-2 and Brentford 2-1 to stand again at a proud 9th!

http://i57.tinypic.com/2pze8fr.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/30rogll.jpg


PLAYERS:
O man, this will take ages. Ok here we go:
Keepers:

Luke Hughes started the season bad and dropped to subs but managed to work hard and get the place between the psts back. He got +10. 3 to influence 0 to Handling.

http://i57.tinypic.com/4iols1.jpg

I have better hopes for Joyce. Last year Hughes was one star better than Joyce, now they are equal. He didn't play many games, some in cups games but he played well in reserves. Still so young. He got +20 and - 2. +5 to Stamina and - 1 to Crossing and Technique and Set pieces :)

http://i61.tinypic.com/2ee8knt.jpg

New keeper Bates played bad in reserves. He got +15 all around. +2 to handling bot 0 to reflexes and strength.

http://i61.tinypic.com/520sup.jpg


Defenders:

Big Hammond played solid again. 0.3 less tackles but 0.18 better av. rating. He got +25 but -12. Minusas mainly from speed and stamina, pluses from gamplaying and defending. He probably got stronger and lost quickness but lost 2 strength. :confused:

http://i60.tinypic.com/10ngq9s.jpg

Little Hammond wasn't doing so well in the reserves but horrible display from Phillips gave him a chance and he used it superbly. He got 3.5 tackles and 7 rating in 15 games. He plays well with his brother! He got +39 and - 5.

http://i59.tinypic.com/hv11ft.jpg

Phillips is not good enough for this leve. If some of the new guys can step up, he is a gonner. He got + 7 and -3, -1 to positioning :tsk:

http://i58.tinypic.com/2lc8e1v.jpg

Ditto McMahon. He got +3, 1 to finishing and 2 to influence.

http://i60.tinypic.com/9vicz5.jpg

Hope to get a new DL soon as Cross is not doing the job. He played 0.06 better :) He got +15 and -6 . Defenders seems to learn passing and heading and crossing this year.

http://i58.tinypic.com/2hoyd89.jpg

Mike Goerge is solid. He played 0.11 better and tacled 0.2 more. He got +7

http://i59.tinypic.com/21cgq34.jpg

Man of the year, my tactical savior David Hall! He played the first half of the season as defender, last 16 games as DM. He got +45! A new record! +4 to positioning and Marking, +3 to tackling! Oh boy!

http://i60.tinypic.com/25s3fgi.jpg

Davies doesn''t look so promising. He got -5 and +23. +3 to tackling is good. Still young. Coaches think he should go.

http://i61.tinypic.com/15638eg.jpg

The new guys:

Mitchell Kelly turned out to be an asshole. He misses trainings, shows poor in trainings and gets unhappy when I warn him. Typical little brother stuff. He got +43 and -4. Coaches think he has not progressed :confused:

http://i60.tinypic.com/123saph.jpg

Ronny Reece got +33. +4 to positioning. Coaches think he should go. Wtf, he is just 17 man.

http://i58.tinypic.com/120p63m.jpg

James Stevens the new DR got +22 and -6.

http://i61.tinypic.com/2w2jx1t.jpg


Midfielders:


Another awsome year by Blackwell, got him the fans player of the year award second time. He even got +12! :hail:

http://i57.tinypic.com/qqacxt.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/2zh1uyu.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/2h67yad.jpg


Gibbs is as always, a good sub. He got -8 and +2. Going down :( If I get some more midfielders, I might let him go and play as a winger for once in his life :lol:

http://i59.tinypic.com/11b0nza.jpg

Sturgess got unhappy that I didn't sell him. Then I changed his value to 30M and after some time he got happy to stay at the club but he wants more wage than I can afford and is not willing to sign saying that he dislikes me?! That ungratefull bastard. And I keep playing him. He even decided he doesn't want to be an AMC anymore and lost the center. His av rating dropped 0.27, scored and assisted half and mom'd just once. He has 2 years of contract left. Maybe if he gets an offer as good as this one, I might sell him.
http://i60.tinypic.com/2rz27fo.jpg

He got +15 too.

http://i61.tinypic.com/21ngn5s.jpg

Hayden Turner is a consistancy freak. He is always decent. He got +9 and -6.

http://i59.tinypic.com/jsdkkz.jpg

Kenny Ward is an excellent player! He even got better in the middle of MC with an arrow up front. He got +7 and his atts are not so impressive but he gets the ob done on the field. He got +2 stamina which is good as he gets tired too quick.

http://i60.tinypic.com/2utmhdv.jpg

The new guys:

Don't know where to play Byrne. He is fast, but got slower by 2. He got -11 on speedy things and +34 around. This is the trend this season.

http://i62.tinypic.com/1zbxy5w.jpg

Roy Hooper rejected to play anywhere else, not even on the right wing. He got +26 and -5. same places.

http://i60.tinypic.com/n568wm.jpg


The Strikers:

Will Kelly was the man up front this year. He didn't score much but averaged a 7.29. He got +42! +4 to finishing and +2 to creativity.

http://i60.tinypic.com/21epaq1.jpg

Our guy McCarthy got in a bad form around the middle but got out of it quickly. He scored a massive 19 goals. He even got +8.

http://i60.tinypic.com/15wcqh1.jpg

John Curtis is missing his former days. a disapointing 0.42 drop at av. rating and scored 4, 9 less than last year. He got -7 and +5. Sad

http://i61.tinypic.com/14s58w.jpg

Jordan played 0.12 better. scored 3 more. He got +1 to influence.

http://i58.tinypic.com/dmtd80.jpg

I couldn't find time to play Booth in the first 11. Dorpped him to the reserves near the end an he showed his class. He got +13

http://i60.tinypic.com/2h4ma2h.jpg

Neil Cooper played well in reserves. Got +15 and -1. Still 17 years old.

http://i59.tinypic.com/15rfdyd.jpg

Matt Docherty got +30. Still got a lot to learn.

http://i60.tinypic.com/16jodfm.jpg

New Guys:

Nigel Greenwood got +28

http://i60.tinypic.com/2uoqdt0.jpg

Tom Cooper learned to play as FC, which got him some gametime. He got only +14 tho.

http://i57.tinypic.com/nwci.jpg

The late arrival Jerome Duncan looks promising. He got +22 but -1 to determination.

http://i58.tinypic.com/swv988.jpg



The Old Guys:

Since there are 4 left and I make tons of it, I might give you the 4 original left:
http://i61.tinypic.com/jhvg1u.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/n1xi51.jpg

His contract expired. I am not signing a new one so here is his career:
http://i62.tinypic.com/2j31snd.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/wce63l.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/qs1s36.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/117csbc.jpg

Karl Clair always played good as a back up and caused no problems all this years but somehow the board came up with this:
http://i57.tinypic.com/e5k51z.jpg

:noidea:




The Print:


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Vauxhall Motors - Monday 29th May 2023
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Squad
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No Name Position(s) Nat Born Age Caps Gls Wages Expires Value
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3 Barnes, Louis D/M LC ENG 16.10.88 34 - - ¤160K 7.5.24 ¤120K
34 Bates, Billy GK ENG 16.5.04 19 - - ¤14K 14.6.28 ¤80K
7 Blackwell, Danny M RC ENG 11.1.95 28 - - ¤200K 13.6.24 ¤550K
27 Blake, Liam S C ENG 29.6.95 27 - - ¤140K 17.6.23 ¤9K
19 Booth, Nick S C ENG 24.5.02 21 - - ¤14K 11.6.24 ¤350K
30 Byrne, Matthew D/M RLC ENG 9.3.06 17 - - ¤14K 3.6.30 ¤400K
4 Clair, Karl M C ENG 20.9.89 33 - - ¤180K 25.6.24 ¤85K
23 Cooper, Neil S C ENG 27.6.05 17 - - ¤20K 7.5.25 ¤230K
33 Cooper, Tom F C ENG 5.9.04 18 - - ¤20K 6.6.28 ¤400K
18 Cross, Will D/M L ENG 2.5.98 25 - - ¤60K 28.5.26 ¤525K
10 Curtis, John S C ENG 15.6.97 25 - - ¤110K 1.5.24 ¤1.3M
25 Davies, Ryan D C ENG 7.8.03 19 - - ¤22K 16.5.26 ¤100K
21 Docherty, Matty S C ENG 28.10.04 18 - - ¤30K 15.5.27 ¤475K
- Duncan, Jerome S C ENG 2.12.05 17 - - ¤24K 27.6.28 ¤350K
16 Ellams, Lloyd F C ENG 11.1.88 35 - - ¤190K 12.6.23 ¤1K
2 George, Mike D R ENG 18.9.94 28 - - ¤100K 14.6.25 ¤400K
11 Gibbs, Kenny AM L ENG 20.8.94 28 - - ¤220K 26.6.27 ¤600K
- Greenwood, Nigel S C ENG 16.5.04 19 - - ¤30K 16.6.28 ¤425K
28 Hall, David D/DM C ENG 24.9.04 18 - - ¤20K 28.6.28 ¤525K
5 Hammond, Alan D C ENG 7.9.01 21 - - ¤65K 11.6.26 ¤450K
22 Hammond, Andy D C ENG 13.9.03 19 - - ¤14K 15.5.25 ¤275K
29 Hooper, Roy M R ENG 2.4.05 18 - - ¤22K 6.6.28 ¤210K
13 Hughes, Luke GK ENG 21.4.02 21 - - ¤20K 21.6.24 ¤350K
1 Jones, Zac GK ENG 24.11.85 37 - - ¤150K 28.6.25 ¤150K
9 Jordan, Nicky S C ENG 18.8.99 23 - - ¤120K 28.6.24 ¤1.3M
24 Joyce, Lewis GK ENG 30.9.03 19 - - ¤16K 4.5.25 ¤120K
26 Kelly, Mitchell D C ENG 22.5.04 19 - - ¤14K 7.6.28 ¤110K
15 Kelly, Will S C ENG 24.2.03 20 - - ¤400K 10.6.29 ¤425K
14 McCarthy, Neil S C ENG 31.1.95 28 - - ¤350K 16.6.27 ¤950K
20 McMahon, Jake D RC ENG 9.6.99 23 - - ¤45K 12.5.25 ¤240K
6 Phillips, Perry D C ENG 9.10.94 28 - - ¤120K 14.6.26 ¤350K
32 Reece, Ronnie D RC ENG 15.4.06 17 - - ¤20K 9.6.28 ¤120K
31 Stevens, James D R ENG 27.2.04 19 - - ¤22K 14.6.28 ¤140K
8 Sturgess, Nick AM RL ENG 10.1.01 22 - - ¤140K 28.5.25 ¤1.7M
17 Turner, Hayden DM RC ENG 17.3.95 28 - - ¤100K 15.6.24 ¤375K
12 Ward, Kenny AM C ENG 17.4.01 22 - - ¤95K 26.5.27 ¤1.6M



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2022/3 Senior Club Stats
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No Name Apps Gls Con Pens Asts Yel Red MoM Av R
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3 Barnes, Louis 27 (10) 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 6.76
34 Bates, Billy 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
7 Blackwell, Danny 30 8 0 1 (1) 8 2 1 4 7.37
27 Blake, Liam 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
19 Booth, Nick 4 (4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.50
30 Byrne, Matthew 12 (10) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.64
4 Clair, Karl 18 (12) 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 6.50
23 Cooper, Neil 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.67
33 Cooper, Tom 3 (5) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.38
18 Cross, Will 27 (3) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6.57
10 Curtis, John 22 (11) 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 6.94
25 Davies, Ryan 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.50
21 Docherty, Matty 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
- Duncan, Jerome - - - - - - - - ----
16 Ellams, Lloyd 19 (5) 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 6.63
2 George, Mike 38 (1) 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 6.90
11 Gibbs, Kenny 11 (18) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.93
- Greenwood, Nigel - - - - - - - - ----
28 Hall, David 31 (2) 1 0 0 2 4 0 2 7.18
5 Hammond, Alan 40 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 6.80
22 Hammond, Andy 15 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7.00
29 Hooper, Roy 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.50
13 Hughes, Luke 20 (3) 0 35 0 0 0 0 1 6.83
1 Jones, Zac 27 (2) 0 38 0 0 0 0 3 7.17
9 Jordan, Nicky 12 (16) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
24 Joyce, Lewis 2 (1) 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 6.67
26 Kelly, Mitchell - - - - - - - - ----
15 Kelly, Will 28 (3) 11 0 0 5 1 0 2 7.29
14 McCarthy, Neil 34 (2) 18 0 5 (5) 5 1 0 4 7.22
20 McMahon, Jake 7 (5) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6.33
6 Phillips, Perry 17 (1) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.28
32 Reece, Ronnie 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
31 Stevens, James 2 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.33
8 Sturgess, Nick 31 (3) 6 0 0 3 1 1 1 6.85
17 Turner, Hayden 26 (7) 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 6.73
12 Ward, Kenny 33 (3) 9 0 0 12 2 0 4 7.25



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2022/3 Transfers
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Date Player In From Fee
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26.6.22 Marlon Hilton Free Transfer Free
3.7.22 Heiko Gerber Free Transfer Free
5.7.22 Nicky Law Free Transfer Free
4.9.22 Lorenzo Crisetig Free Transfer Free

Date Player Out To Fee
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15.6.22 Kenny Gray Canvey Island Bos
21.6.22 Wayne Price Released Free
1.7.22 Phil Priestley Released Free
1.7.22 Christos Karkamanis Released Free
30.8.22 Mickey Lewis Released Free




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2022/3 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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4.8.22 Chelsea H Friendly 0:2 7521
13.8.22 Norwich A First Division 3:3 28518 Ward, McCarthy 2 (1 pen)
20.8.22 Man City H First Division 0:3 7518
23.8.22 Grimsby H League Cup 1st Rnd 1:1 1398 Blackwell
27.8.22 Southampton A First Division 1:1 29405 Coates og
29.8.22 Millwall H First Division 2:3 7538 Ward, Sturgess
10.9.22 Chesterfield H First Division 3:2 7549 McCarthy, Curtis, Clair
14.9.22 Scunthorpe A First Division 3:3 8448 McCarthy 2 (1 pen), Ward
17.9.22 Port Vale H First Division 1:1 7537 McCarthy
21.9.22 York A League Cup 2nd Rnd 3:4 4621 M.Byrne, N.Jordan, Clair
24.9.22 West Ham A First Division 0:3 30662
28.9.22 Peterborough A First Division 1:0 8612 Sturgess
30.9.22 Sheff Wed H First Division 1:2 7893 Gibbs
15.10.22 Cambridge Utd H First Division 3:1 7687 McCarthy 2, Clair
19.10.22 Q.P.R. A First Division 1:1 18347 McCarthy pen
22.10.22 Bristol Rovers H First Division 1:4 7523 Ellams
25.10.22 Burton Albion A First Division 1:2 6894 W.Kelly
29.10.22 Aston Villa H First Division 1:3 7517 Ellams
2.11.22 Middlesbrough A First Division 0:1 13347
5.11.22 Derby A First Division 1:2 25830 W.Kelly
12.11.22 Everton H First Division 3:0 7536 Sturgess, M.Byrne, Turner
18.11.22 Wycombe A First Division 0:2 6017
25.11.22 Swindon H First Division 4:2 6528 McCarthy 2, Ward, W.Kelly
3.12.22 Leeds H First Division 3:4 7521 Blackwell, McCarthy, W.Kelly
10.12.22 Norwich H First Division 2:0 7501 W.Kelly, Jordan
17.12.22 Brentford H First Division 2:0 7519 Blackwell, McCarthy pen
21.12.22 Sheff Utd A First Division 1:3 22900 Ellams
26.12.22 Man City A First Division 1:1 37319 Jordan
31.12.22 Southampton H First Division 3:4 7532 Blackwell, W.Kelly, Ellams
4.1.23 Port Vale A First Division 1:3 16909 Sturgess
7.1.23 Rochdale H FA Cup 3rd Rnd 1:2 5036 Blackwell
13.1.23 Peterborough H First Division 4:1 7894 W.Kelly, Takács og, Jordan, Ward
21.1.23 Millwall A First Division 2:1 12689 Sturgess, Curtis
4.2.23 Scunthorpe H First Division 0:0 7550
11.2.23 Chesterfield A First Division 1:0 9442 Jordan
18.2.23 West Ham H First Division 1:3 7534 Blackwell
22.2.23 Sheff Wed A First Division 2:1 34270 T.Cooper, McCarthy pen
25.2.23 Middlesbrough H First Division 2:1 7536 W.Kelly, Blackwell
4.3.23 Cambridge Utd A First Division 2:1 9772 Ward, W.Kelly
8.3.23 Q.P.R. H First Division 2:0 7530 Blackwell pen, Jordan
11.3.23 Bristol Rovers A First Division 1:1 14384 Curtis
14.3.23 Derby H First Division 0:0 7523
1.4.23 Burton Albion H First Division 1:0 7955 McCarthy
5.4.23 Aston Villa A First Division 5:0 35207 Ellams, McCarthy, Sturgess, Curtis, T.Cooper
8.4.23 Swindon A First Division 3:0 13734 Jordan, Ward 2
15.4.23 Leeds A First Division 1:2 22347 McCarthy
17.4.23 Everton A First Division 1:2 35412 Turner
22.4.23 Wycombe H First Division 1:1 7507 McCarthy
29.4.23 Sheff Utd H First Division 3:2 7525 D.Hall, Turner, W.Kelly
7.5.23 Brentford A First Division 2:1 9629 Ward, W.Kelly

Mark
25-10-14, 01:39 PM
Wow, a sudden influx of youth players! Just what you need though. Let's hope you get some in the right positions next season.

Cups? What is a cup? We drink tea and that is as close as we can get to a cup. <<<< Brilliant!

Shame about the slow start to the season but another 9th place finish is still good going mate, you continue to push on and never go backwards!

Redknapp69
25-10-14, 01:46 PM
Great consolidation again!

Deffo some good youngsters there that should bode well for coming years. I predict a play off place in next 2 seasons

Just take time to work out best formation and team as now with a wedge of new players rotating and trying things may disrupt any rhythm

What level are ground/training facilities at these days? Any news on that?

kuy
25-10-14, 02:45 PM
Looks like you've got some pretty decent players in that lot, I like the look of Will Kelly particularly :ok:

Jesus
26-10-14, 12:52 AM
Another solid season and you now have a defensive midfielder to give you a formation that you wanted to work with. How many strikers have you got now? I'm happy to see some youth players come through at last but there's not much quality being produced. You need to get those lads down at the academy training them harder so you can get a superstar in the team again!

BobMem
26-10-14, 08:37 AM
Amazing influx of youngsters, hope you can build on a great season. It's going to be tough now though!

Baron Zbimg
26-10-14, 11:29 AM
Fantastic achievement once again with the kind of team that you have. You'll need more quality sooner or later. Blackwell has turned out to be a star for Vauxhall !


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Kingsley
26-10-14, 12:53 PM
A season under their belt and you can start to see who is going to make it. Looks to be some promise from the last batch of kids.

Onwards and upwards. Like to see you get out of the blocks on the "B" of bang and compete with the leaders from the start.

merkezekrem
27-10-14, 08:12 PM
Thanks for all the replies guys. It helps a lot :ok:

merkezekrem
02-11-14, 01:17 PM
SEASON 14:
- Hi there boss.

- Hi there Merk.

- Happy with the season?

- Yeah, all is good. We are making money and not relegating. Have you seen Clair out?

- No not yet. His contract is ending in the end of the season tho, I won't offer a new one.

- Good good.

- Tell me, now that we have tons of money on the bank, why wont we, you know, pay our way out of the no-transfer ban?

- You mean try to bribe FIFA? Why how can you think a thing like that! FIFA is a proud, non-corrupt, no nonsense respectable organisation!

- ...

- Hehehe

- Heheheheheeh

- HAHAHAHAHA!

- AHAHAHAHHAHHAAHHAHAA!

- Hehe

- Hehehe...

- No, they want 2.63 billion£!

- Whaaaaat! Those greedy bastards!

- Yeah, If you can do that, go on. By the way we gave 5.752.050€ to Dividends.

- Whaaat again?! Fuck me that is a lot to give! Why don't we buy our shares with the money we have and pay the dividends to ourselves?

- Hey that is a good idea but we need 2.63 billion£ to buy those too.

- Aw maan. I need to make two 2.63 billion pounds! Forget it.

- Well I saw that you sold Sturgess for 15M €. That is a good start.

- Yeah, the bastard refused to sign a new contract and refused to play in the center and disliked me. Me for fucks sake! It was a good sell.

- I agree. We have 3 new players for you. Janusz thinks Walton is a good prospect for the future.


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- Now go on and stay clear of relegation again please.

- Right will do that and hopefully some more. Oh by the way, can we pretty please upgrade the training grounds?

- Fine. Enough about it already!

THE CUPS:

Nothing too interesting in League Cup, got to 4th round after beating Wrexham of Div2, Luton of div3 after penalties and Bury of div 2 to loose to Man. United on penalties.

The F.A cup was different tho. We made it to Q-finals getting past Torquay of D2, Peterborough of D1, Wrexham of D2 to play Huddersfield of Premier. We managed a 2-2 draw away and finished them off with a 3-2 at home to reach the semi's. Up against was Stoke of premier. An amazing 3-1 win for us got us to our first Cup final after the FA Trophy final 10 years ago. We were to play against Arsenal.

If we loose, we got a chance to play in the UEFA cup if Arsenal finished a good position in prem. We lost the final 1-3 in the end and Arsenal finished a pathetic 16th! Lost our chance for a cup and an europian play. Soo close.
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THE LEAGUE:

We started around 15th and went up to 7th by week 11 but a massive drop on the form saw us down to 15th at 17th week. We managed to get our things together (ew) and climbed to 5th by week 25. After some ups and downs, we had a chance of playy-offs, 5 weeks to go:



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We had some injury problems at the back

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A 2-0 loose to Norwich and 2 draws against Gillingham and Wigan saw us nearly out of the race. A 1-0 win against Aston Villa gave us a glimer of hope for the last match


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And we were going to play offs if the games ended as in 5th minute!

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but it only lasted 20 minutes

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And things didn't go as planned. Well, it was a long shot.

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Our Progress:
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Last standings, a.k.a the fall of Aston Villa and our highest finish ever.
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All in all, I got to become a little better manager!

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THE PLAYERS:
You are reading these right?
The Goalkeepers:

Luke did a great season, playing nearly in all games he can. He got into the team of the year as this years best keeper in the league. He got +14. +1 for handling and positioning. +3 to influence.

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Veteran keeper Jones covered up for Luke when he got injured and banned. Solid performance. He got -19, -4 to strength. +1 to handling. He probably shouldn't even be sub keeper next year.

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Lewis Joyce was our main reserve keeper. He had some good and some horrible performances but he got +14, +1 to handling and positioning, +2 to reflexes. He is going to be ace, me thinks.

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Billy Bates was the reserve of reserve keeper. He got +18. +2 to handling, positioning and reflexes. Good year Billy. I'll make Joyce the sub keeper in main team and Billy will play for reserves next year.

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The Defenders:



The big Hammond played 0.12 better but tackled 0.4 worse. He got +7 and -7. Not so good :(

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The little Hammond wasn't so great, he even lost his place to Reece. He played 0.22 worse and thackled 0.9 less. +9 and -7. Same stats affected as Hammond. It is clear even now with 2 players that I should change the defensive training regime. (currently M,I,N,M) Get the skills lower and fitness higher.

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Veteran Barnes was a cover up. At the age 35, he got -18 and +1 to set pieces. Will keep him as a back up as long as he plays. He got 529 games for Vauxhall.

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Will Cross crossed 4! sscored 1 and played 0.45 better! He got -3.

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Ryan Davies played poor in reserves but managed 4 tackles in the only senior game he played (probably a cup game). He got +15.

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Flitcroft the new DC got +30, 3 to marking, 2 to positioning and tackling and +4 to stamina.

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Jack Field the new DR got +23 but -7.

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Mike George did 0.21 worse. He got +10 and -7. +2 to technique is wierd.

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I lost all trust to McMahon. Played him only when I had to. He still got 11(4) games and managed to play 0.34 better and 0.3 more tackles. He got +9, he is trying to hold on.

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Kelly got some chances in the cups. He is not so bad, some hope there. He didn't miss any training sessions this year so no fight there. He got +38! (He got +43 last year) +3 to marking, and tackling, +2 to positioning and +4 to anticipation.

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Phillips played when needed and meh, whatever. Got +7

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Stevens got +33, I should play him more insted of Gearge it seems.

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Rony Reece was the new guy for the starting 11. 6.93 and 3.5 tackles is great for a first year at age 17/18. He got +32 but scattered. Tackling and positioning +2

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The Midfielders:

Blackwell did 0.03 worse but assited 3 more this year. He got -10 :eek: Why oh why!! He got the fans player of the year award again tho.

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Byrne played all around and everywhere. He was mainly the first sub and replacement. He played 0.20 better and got +36 and -3. +5 to stamina, and +3 to passing. - 2 to teamwork is wierd tho.

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So I didn'trenev contract with Clair and didn't play him unless i had no other choice. He got -14 and +3 to creativity.

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Thanks for 387 matches Karl!

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Tom Cooper was the higest rating and higest goals (with McCarthy). He played 0.79 better, scored 15 more and did all those from midfield. I really really really really hope he doens't loose his FC. He got +33

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Gibbs is helpfull. 0.04 better with 6 more goals and 9 more assists, he was way better than last year. He got +6 and -1

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David Hall played 0.33 better and assisted 6 more. He got +15 but -12, all to fitness stuff. I'll change his training.

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I don't know what to do with Hooper, he doesnt play well in MC and he got +24. :noidea:

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Turner played 6 games less for starters but subbed in 17 games more. Played 0.02 better and scored 4 more and assisted 3 more. He got nill and lost nill.

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Kenny Ward played 0,20 worse and assisted 8 less but scored 3 more. He didn't play in the center of middle so it mıght be that. He got +8.

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The new kid Walton played 6 games in the cup. He got +45! Keep on boy!

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The Attackers:


Nick Boot finally went on loan. He did great in Accrington. He got +13 and -1.

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Curtis played 0.10 better and +2 goals and assists. He got +12 and -1 for decisions. He got stronger.

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Couldn't really put Docherty in the first team but he did much better in the reserves. He got +12

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Duncan did 0.47 worse in reserves. He got +36 tho. +4 to finishing is impressive!

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Greenwood can't cope with the youth training and matches together. He is still 19 so he can keep training hard. He got +15 and -5. He got weaker. Hmm, might put him in different training.

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Jordan played more and did ok. Nowhere near his old self tho. He got +2 but -6. :(

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Will Kelly played 0.06 better but scored 2 less and assisted 1 less. He got +12 but -5 to speed and jumping stuff but his dribbling got +2 better. Slower but better driblling eh?

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Neil McCarthy got in the good side of the board. He is invaluable. He played 0.15 better, scored 1 less and assisted 2 less tho. He got +2 to teamwork but lost 4 around.

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Neil Cooper couldn't play in cup games as his condition was always low as Greenwoods. Lets see why: He got +10 and didn't loose anything. ok.

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The Gone:

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The Print:



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Vauxhall Motors - Saturday 11th May 2024
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Squad
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No Name Position(s) Nat Born Age Caps Gls Wages Expires Value
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3 Barnes, Louis D/M LC ENG 16.10.88 35 - - ¤200K 8.6.26 ¤70K
35 Bates, Billy GK ENG 16.5.04 19 - - ¤14K 14.6.28 ¤85K
7 Blackwell, Danny M RC ENG 11.1.95 29 - - ¤275K 24.6.27 ¤675K
19 Booth, Nick S C ENG 24.5.02 21 - - ¤75K 13.6.27 ¤950K
30 Byrne, Matthew D/M RLC ENG 9.3.06 18 - - ¤14K 3.6.30 ¤625K
4 Clair, Karl M C ENG 20.9.89 34 - - ¤180K 25.6.24 ¤5K
36 Cooper, Neil S C ENG 27.6.05 18 - - ¤20K 7.5.25 ¤230K
33 Cooper, Tom F C ENG 5.9.04 19 - - ¤20K 6.6.28 ¤825K
18 Cross, Will D/M L ENG 2.5.98 26 - - ¤60K 28.5.26 ¤700K
10 Curtis, John S C ENG 15.6.97 26 - - ¤675K 14.6.26 ¤2.1M
21 Davies, Ryan D C ENG 7.8.03 20 - - ¤22K 16.5.26 ¤65K
23 Docherty, Matty S C ENG 28.10.04 19 - - ¤30K 15.5.27 ¤625K
27 Duncan, Jerome S C ENG 2.12.05 18 - - ¤24K 27.6.28 ¤400K
34 Field, Jack D R ENG 22.7.06 17 - - ¤35K 19.6.29 ¤325K
32 Flitcroft, Darren D C ENG 16.5.06 17 - - ¤16K 20.6.28 ¤110K
2 George, Mike D R ENG 18.9.94 29 - - ¤100K 14.6.25 ¤300K
11 Gibbs, Kenny AM L ENG 20.8.94 29 - - ¤220K 26.6.27 ¤700K
24 Greenwood, Nigel S C ENG 16.5.04 19 - - ¤30K 16.6.28 ¤450K
28 Hall, David D/DM C ENG 24.9.04 19 - - ¤20K 28.6.28 ¤1.1M
16 Hammond D C ENG 13.9.03 20 - - ¤14K 15.5.25 ¤350K
5 Hammond, Alan D C ENG 7.9.01 22 - - ¤65K 11.6.26 ¤600K
8 Hooper, Roy M R ENG 2.4.05 19 - - ¤22K 6.6.28 ¤350K
13 Hughes, Luke GK ENG 21.4.02 22 - - ¤110K 24.6.30 ¤850K
1 Jones, Zac GK ENG 24.11.85 38 - - ¤150K 28.6.25 ¤50K
9 Jordan, Nicky S C ENG 18.8.99 24 - - ¤120K 2.6.27 ¤1.7M
25 Joyce, Lewis GK ENG 30.9.03 20 - - ¤16K 4.5.25 ¤120K
22 Kelly, Mitchell D C ENG 22.5.04 19 - - ¤14K 7.6.28 ¤275K
15 Kelly, Will S C ENG 24.2.03 21 - - ¤400K 10.6.29 ¤2.4M
14 McCarthy, Neil S C ENG 31.1.95 29 - - ¤350K 16.6.27 ¤1.4M
20 McMahon, Jake D RC ENG 9.6.99 24 - - ¤45K 12.5.25 ¤230K
6 Phillips, Perry D C ENG 9.10.94 29 - - ¤120K 14.6.26 ¤300K
26 Reece, Ronnie D RC ENG 15.4.06 18 - - ¤20K 9.6.28 ¤350K
31 Stevens, James D R ENG 27.2.04 20 - - ¤22K 14.6.28 ¤180K
17 Turner, Hayden DM RC ENG 17.3.95 29 - - ¤250K 24.6.30 ¤400K
29 Walton, Andrew M RLC ENG 19.3.07 17 - - ¤16K 11.6.29 ¤220K
12 Ward, Kenny AM C ENG 17.4.01 23 - - ¤95K 26.5.27 ¤2.3M



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2023/4 Senior Club Stats
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No Name Apps Gls Con Pens Asts Yel Red MoM Av R
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3 Barnes, Louis 16 (15) 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 6.42
35 Bates, Billy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
7 Blackwell, Danny 38 (8) 8 0 4 (4) 11 3 0 3 7.33
19 Booth, Nick 27 14 0 0 6 1 0 5 7.19
30 Byrne, Matthew 21 (22) 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 6.84
4 Clair, Karl 6 (7) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.38
36 Cooper, Neil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
33 Cooper, Tom 36 (6) 17 0 0 2 1 0 4 7.17
18 Cross, Will 40 (1) 1 0 0 4 2 0 2 7.02
10 Curtis, John 29 (9) 6 0 1 (1) 5 2 0 3 7.03
21 Davies, Ryan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
23 Docherty, Matty 1 (4) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.80
27 Duncan, Jerome - - - - - - - - ----
34 Field, Jack 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
32 Flitcroft, Darren 3 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
2 George, Mike 34 (1) 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 6.69
11 Gibbs, Kenny 24 (10) 7 0 0 10 1 0 2 6.97
24 Greenwood, Nigel - - - - - - - - ----
28 Hall, David 40 (1) 1 0 0 8 5 0 3 7.51
16 Hammond 35 (2) 1 0 0 4 4 1 0 6.78
5 Hammond, Alan 36 (2) 3 0 0 2 7 1 2 6.92
8 Hooper, Roy 6 (2) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.75
13 Hughes, Luke 45 (1) 0 55 0 0 0 1 3 7.09
1 Jones, Zac 11 (2) 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
9 Jordan, Nicky 17 (15) 6 0 0 3 0 0 1 6.94
25 Joyce, Lewis 2 (2) 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6.75
22 Kelly, Mitchell 5 (1) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6.50
15 Kelly, Will 32 (2) 9 0 0 4 1 0 4 7.35
14 McCarthy, Neil 32 (3) 17 0 4 (4) 3 2 0 3 7.37
20 McMahon, Jake 11 (4) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.67
6 Phillips, Perry 5 (3) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.75
26 Reece, Ronnie 27 (1) 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 6.93
31 Stevens, James 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.75
17 Turner, Hayden 20 (24) 7 0 0 6 1 0 2 6.75
29 Walton, Andrew 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.67
12 Ward, Kenny 35 (8) 12 0 0 4 2 0 1 7.05



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2023/4 Transfers
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Date Player In From Fee
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29.6.23 Janusz Gancarczyk Free Transfer Free

Date Player Out To Fee
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20.7.23 Liam Blake Released Free
15.8.23 Nick Sturgess Derby ¤15M
30.11.23 Nick Booth Accrington Loan




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2023/4 Fixtures
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12.8.23 Swindon H First Division 0:1 6557
19.8.23 Liverpool A First Division 0:0 39458
22.8.23 Wrexham H League Cup 1st Rnd 3:2 2565 Jordan, T.Cooper 2
25.8.23 Sheff Utd H First Division 1:1 7891 Spence og
28.8.23 Reading A First Division 3:2 20932 Curtis 2, T.Cooper
9.9.23 West Ham A First Division 0:2 30729
13.9.23 Scunthorpe A First Division 2:0 8447 Gibbs 2
16.9.23 Derby H First Division 3:1 7515 Turner 2, Jordan
20.9.23 Luton H League Cup 2nd Rnd 2:2 1727 Blackwell pen, Hooper
23.9.23 Brentford A First Division 0:1 9988
27.9.23 Bristol Rovers H First Division 1:0 7545 A.Hammond
30.9.23 Chesterfield H First Division 3:0 7510 McCarthy, T.Cooper, Turner
6.10.23 Middlesbrough A First Division 1:3 16916 T.Cooper
14.10.23 Southampton H First Division 2:3 7501 McCarthy, Turner
17.10.23 Cambridge Utd A First Division 2:2 9783 Clair 2
21.10.23 Leeds H First Division 3:1 7525 Cross, K.Ward, Jordan
25.10.23 Bury A League Cup 3rd Rnd 2:1 3690 Booth, Turner
28.10.23 Nottm Forest H First Division 0:1 7515
4.11.23 Norwich A First Division 1:2 27369 Gibbs
8.11.23 Man Utd H League Cup 4th Rnd 1:1 5806 W.Kelly
11.11.23 Everton H First Division 1:4 7544 Curtis
17.11.23 Peterborough A First Division 1:1 7065 M.Byrne
22.11.23 Sheff Wed A First Division 2:1 34314 T.Cooper, Ward
25.11.23 Wigan H First Division 3:0 7545 W.Kelly 2, D.Blackwell
2.12.23 Gillingham A First Division 5:1 10470 McCarthy 2 pens, Hammond, W.Kelly, T.Cooper
9.12.23 Swindon A First Division 2:1 13792 D.Hall, T.Cooper
16.12.23 Preston A First Division 2:3 19280 Ward, Curtis
23.12.23 Aston Villa H First Division 4:0 7531 McCarthy 3, Blackwell
26.12.23 Reading H First Division 1:0 7423 T.Cooper
30.12.23 Sheff Utd A First Division 1:1 21799 McCarthy
1.1.24 West Ham H First Division 2:2 7505 McCarthy, T.Cooper
6.1.24 Torquay A FA Cup 3rd Rnd 1:0 2539 Docherty
13.1.24 Bristol Rovers A First Division 2:0 15335 W.Kelly, Ward
21.1.24 Liverpool H First Division 2:2 7866 T.Cooper, Blackwell pen
27.1.24 Peterborough H FA Cup 4th Rnd 2:1 3894 Curtis, Ward
3.2.24 Scunthorpe H First Division 3:3 7536 T.Cooper, McCarthy, W.Kelly
10.2.24 Chesterfield A First Division 1:2 10748 Jordan
17.2.24 Wrexham H FA Cup 5th Rnd 1:0 3710 Curtis pen
20.2.24 Derby A First Division 2:0 29532 McCarthy 2 (1 pen)
24.2.24 Middlesbrough H First Division 1:2 7518 Blackwell
28.2.24 Brentford H First Division 1:1 7510 Blackwell pen
2.3.24 Leeds A First Division 1:1 24216 Blackwell pen
6.3.24 Sheff Wed H First Division 2:2 7502 McCarthy 2
9.3.24 Huddersfield A FA Cup Qtr Final 2:2 25851 Jordan, Gibbs
13.3.24 Southampton A First Division 0:2 30871
20.3.24 Huddersfield H FA Cup Qtr Final Replay 3:2 7545 T.Cooper 2, K.Ward
27.3.24 Everton A First Division 3:0 36142 Ward 2, McCarthy
30.3.24 Peterborough H First Division 3:1 7523 A.Hammond, T.Cooper, Turner
3.4.24 Cambridge Utd H First Division 5:2 7755 W.Kelly, Ward 2, T.Cooper 2
7.4.24 Stoke N FA Cup Semi Final 3:1 41974 McCarthy, Jordan, A.Hammond
10.4.24 Nottm Forest A First Division 1:2 20056 Ward
13.4.24 Norwich H First Division 0:2 7527
15.4.24 Wigan A First Division 2:2 14541 Gibbs 2
20.4.24 Gillingham H First Division 0:0 7540
27.4.24 Aston Villa A First Division 1:0 34730 W.Kelly
5.5.24 Preston H First Division 5:0 7510 Ward, Gibbs, McCarthy pen, Turner, Blackwell
11.5.24 Arsenal N FA Cup Final 1:3 64218 W.Kelly

kuy
02-11-14, 02:16 PM
I like the look of Ronnie Reece and the new right-back Field, but Will Kelly is still my favourite player. His strike rate is disappointing though! Are you short of players in any position or do you have a well-balanced squad now?

merkezekrem
02-11-14, 02:34 PM
I am short on DL and DMC and have too many SC's.

I made an excell table for att changes:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/dfviys

Baron Zbimg
02-11-14, 03:06 PM
Merk I do read all the players summaries they are awesome and a huge part of the story IMO. Great season, and awesome to get 15m for the little bastard.

Your graduates still look weak, you could definitely benefit from a class player anywhere. McCarthy and Blackwell are legends!!! Getting closer to the point where you'll land an all-graduate squad.


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Jesus
02-11-14, 03:28 PM
15 million for that lad was a great bit of business considering he wouldn't sign a new contract. Hopefully the funds will be invested so you get better facilities. Massive congratulations on making it the cup final too, shame you couldn't topple Arsenal but no Europe does mean that you have one less competition to worry about.

PS there's quite a mix of teams in that first division now eh? Last season you had Liverpool, Everton and Villa to contend with (even though Villa were rubbish!)

BobMem
02-11-14, 11:37 PM
Field looks the best of the new bunch, but low determination might hinder his progress.

You couldn't half do with a decent DC. You seem to have loads of them, but none that look anything better than mediocre!

I usually have a flick through some of the player prints. Not all as I'm rubbish at picking full backs and midfielders (even after 13 years...) but always check the GKs, DCs and SCs :)

BobMem
02-11-14, 11:40 PM
Also, Kelly and McCarthy are the best two strikers IMO, but you should give Docherty plenty of 1st team action next year, he'll be a star.

Kingsley
03-11-14, 10:43 AM
As others have said, Field looks like a winner. Flitcroft is not too shabby either and might well do a job for you

Unfortunate about that dip in form, otherwise you might have been looking at automatic promotion, rather than a play off. Great chance for you now if you can sneak a few results in the home straight.

Mark
03-11-14, 11:26 AM
I read the player summaries too! Greenwood on 35%! Boot looks like he did well on loan, perhaps should be given a chance?

8th is another good year in the First Division, definitely turning yourselves into a solid top half team now. Well done on reaching the FA Cup Final, great achievement!

Dermotron
03-11-14, 12:33 PM
If Walton could retrain as a Defender he'd be like your own John O'Shea from a few years ago. Mr.Versatility.

merkezekrem
04-11-14, 06:23 PM
Merk I do read all the players summaries they are awesome and a huge part of the story IMO. Great season, and awesome to get 15m for the little bastard.

Your graduates still look weak, you could definitely benefit from a class player anywhere. McCarthy and Blackwell are legends!!! Getting closer to the point where you'll land an all-graduate squad.


McCarthy got a total sum of +51 over the years and Blackwell got +55.

I think the grads are lot better then the first years, and they get more + early on.

I have 2 non-grad left, 36 and 38 y/o :ok:


15 million for that lad was a great bit of business considering he wouldn't sign a new contract. Hopefully the funds will be invested so you get better facilities. Massive congratulations on making it the cup final too, shame you couldn't topple Arsenal but no Europe does mean that you have one less competition to worry about.

PS there's quite a mix of teams in that first division now eh? Last season you had Liverpool, Everton and Villa to contend with (even though Villa were rubbish!)

I wish he played better and didn't want to go but seems like there is more from him in the future. They haven't accepted a better training ground for the previous 3 season but now they did :dance:

That less cup is better for league is a good way to look at it. We'll get to play in europe eventually...I hope.

P.S Everton, City and Liverpool in Div1. Prem looks very different tho.



Field looks the best of the new bunch, but low determination might hinder his progress.

You couldn't half do with a decent DC. You seem to have loads of them, but none that look anything better than mediocre!

I usually have a flick through some of the player prints. Not all as I'm rubbish at picking full backs and midfielders (even after 13 years...) but always check the GKs, DCs and SCs :)

Field (18) looks promising but I decided t o give older Stevens (20) a chance first.

I like my DC's!





Also, Kelly and McCarthy are the best two strikers IMO, but you should give Docherty plenty of 1st team action next year, he'll be a star.

I went for Booth (22) too :)




As others have said, Field looks like a winner. Flitcroft is not too shabby either and might well do a job for you

Unfortunate about that dip in form, otherwise you might have been looking at automatic promotion, rather than a play off. Great chance for you now if you can sneak a few results in the home straight.

Field refuses to be DC and his pace is 8 and acceleration 5. Looks bad for a back.

Flitcroft did surprise me with 3 games 7 average last year. Fingers crossed.


I read the player summaries too! Greenwood on 35%! Boot looks like he did well on loan, perhaps should be given a chance?

8th is another good year in the First Division, definitely turning yourselves into a solid top half team now. Well done on reaching the FA Cup Final, great achievement!

So lot of you read the stat changes. Great.
Boots is given his chance :ok:

Cheers!


If Walton could retrain as a Defender he'd be like your own John O'Shea from a few years ago. Mr.Versatility.

He did learn something but forgot it. I have Byrne tho, he is D/M RLC.

merkezekrem
07-11-14, 05:48 PM
SEASON15:

- Hi there Mr. Bartlow.

- Hi there Mr. Kez. Congradulations on the F.A Cup final and being the best manager of the year for Divison 1.

- Why thank you. Congradulations for upgrading the training grounds and opening of the youth academy.


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- Why thank you too. We even decided to expand the stadium. We would have done more if those greedy shareholders didn't get their cut. But we got our cut from someone else!


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- Allright! Any new gems for me this year?

- Yeah, we have a couple as there was constrauction going around.


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- Hmm, not good. Hope it gets better next year

- I hope it getts better this year too.


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- Allright. What does that mean?

- Just do the same at least or...

- Yeah right, as if...

- If...

- K...


The Cups:

A great performance on the League and F.A cup saw us out in the first rounds. 2-2 p. against Lincoln and 0-2 against Huddersfield. Clean cut!

The League:

A Fantastic 3-0 and 4-2 start to the league and we were sitting confortably 1st! That didn't last long.
We went as down as 13th by 19th week. And we got the form going on from there. Between 20th and 31st weeks we criss crossed between 9th and 7th.

That is when our form really started to kick. In a week we were 4th. In 2 weeks we were 2nd!

And finally in week 37 we were topping the table!!!
But we had a bad run. By 6 weeks to go the situation was as follows:


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Bristol Rovers had 2 games in hand and we werent doing any good. In the next match against Bournemouth we got another draw and drop to 4th! Oh man!

Next up is Derby away. Kelly scores one in 29 but Little Hammond gets a red at 66th!


We manage to hold on to 1-0 and move up to 3rd.
We somehow have to play against Chesterfield just 2 days after the Derby match and all of the team is unfit. I even have to get some gray players to subs.

Chesterfield scores the opening in 45th. Booth scores to get us even...


I have to get this guy on as I have no other choice
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And he does it!
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Now there is 3 matches to go and we are 2nd. Bristol playes their missing match and drew 2-2 and won the other. We have 3 points between.

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We beat Burton 3-1 and they beat Everton 3-0.

2 to go and the most important match we ever faced is upon us:


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They play with my nightmare against tactic.

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There are more from div3. this is a long history!


What happened!


We won easily!
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!!!!

Only one match to go and get our first championship ever!
We are playing against Middlesbrough



Easy peazy! 4-1!!!!
Bristol draws 4-4 with southampton so we are Champions with a point margin!
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The Play-Offs:

Haha! Gotchya! Go back and read the league!


The Awards:

We had a many this year
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But the best off all came in the end of the season!:

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The Players:

The Keepers:

Luke Hughes played all the games when he can. He got 2 times 3 match ban. He got +1 to determination and that is all :confused:

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Lewis Joyce became the sub keeper. He did ok i guess. He got +22. all GK stuff +1 or 2. By comparison now Joyce is 1 * better keeper. Coach reports are mixed.

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Billy Bates played as the reserve keeper and did not do good. He got +10, +2 to handling.

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Ken Russel the new guy didn't play any. He got +17

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Zac Jones Played 2 (1) and conceeded 2 but his contract ends at the end of the season and it's time for goodbye. :wave:
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Defenders:



As Zac Jones, it is time to part ways with Barnes, our prewious most league app record holder. Thanks for all the good times old friend. Now fuck off.

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And that was the last of the players that came with the club. We have 35 players all from youth setup - now Academy.

Usually I think of Byrne as midfielder but of needs, I played him at DL and he did really good, even managed a M.O.M. So ı pu him in the defenders. He got +27 but -3, -1 for cross, tackling and jumping :facepalm: +4 for strength

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+12 and -6 for Will Cross. He crossed 1! You know his name is "Will" Cross, so it is like a fake move from him. When he gets the ball and goes up front and they shout his name and the defender think he "will cross!" so he turns and jumps in front of him then Will dribbles past him and then.. err. .. passes the ball short... yeah deffo like that!

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The Big Hammond did 0,05 better. He scored 3 from free kicks i think. He got +29 and -7. -1 for tackling is wierd but got massive pace and strength +.

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Little Hammond played 0.19 better and tackled 0.1 more. He got +11 and -2. Şöyle böyle.

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Reece played 0.13 better but tackled 0.3 less. He is good tho but a worrying +4 and -2 for him. He is too young to stop improving god dammit!

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George still plays well. He is 30 now. He got +6, probably the ones he lost last year. He played 0.31 better. Must be having a competator in the squad, he probably wasn't taking McMahon seriously.

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The new sub for DR, Stevens played miserabléy. He got +15 and -2. Will give him a last year chance. Don't think he'll make it tho.

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The Reserves:

Ryan Davies is not looking promising. He played 0.28 better in reserves but tackled only 0.7. That is not good. He got +14 and -4. All defenders got minus to Set pieces and Technique, which is good, no need to waste stats there right.

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Jack Field played 1 better in first team and did good but in reserves for some reason, he is played in the middle of defence. He got +44 and -2. Wow! He might play AMR but he refuses to learn DC.

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Mitchell the little Kelly did worse in reserves. He missed only 1 training and I let it pass. He got -9 and +4. The minuses are not so important except -1 for tackling. Looks like a let down.

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The new guy Griffiths didn't play well in reserves but hell, he is only 16! He only got +13 tho. That is poor.

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The Hopeless:

Phillips had to play in 4 games. He probably brake his record for tackling average. Let me see... no he did 2.3 in 2 seasons. He got -10 and +0. Massive - 4 to stamina shouts his time to go. He must be very stupid to not learn any more positioning than 5 in 10+ years.

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McMahon sealed his release deal with 5.75 in 4 games. He got -1 to finishing. He should have got +10 for finishing as he finished his career here. :wave:



The Midfields:


First of, the fans player of the year Blackwell of course. He even played 0.14 better. He got 2 more assist and 4 more M.O.M' s too. He got the cut in the middle of the season but made a superb come back with worth 10 two games in a row. :hail: He got -4 and +12, phew back to ups and downs.

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Tom Cooper somehow turned back to being a SC. I think there is a bug in the game about this. Somehow all the afterlerners forget their new position. I kept playing him in the midfield with an arrow up fron and kept him in the AMC training. Yet he forgets :rant: He played 0.13 better and assisted 4 more but scored mighty 8 less. He got only +7. I'm gonna act like he still knows how to play FC and keep playing him there. :stubborn:

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Kenny Ward did 0.18 better but scored 6 less, half! He got +8 better. Hope he plays better in Premier. Maan we will play in premier!

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Gibbs did good as usual. 0.10 better but assisted 6 less. He got +2 and -1 for stamina. As he is now 30, his stamina decay might have started. He can make 8 more years with this stamina and being a sub.

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Turner didn't get as much playing time as his usual and did meh. He is 30 too but his stamina stayed the same. He wierdly got +6

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The DMC's:

Hall was the first selection and he is great. But he played 0.15 worse and scored 1 and assisted 3 less. He got ... +17 and -1 to set pieces and technique. Great guy and only 20 y/o.

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Andrew Walton is a wierd guy. I put him in DMC training and he becomes a DMC R/L/C in 2 weeks but then complains about the training and forgets about DMCing. I put him again and same thing happens but yet he has the DM :confused: He didn't do well but he was a M R/L/C at the time I played him in DMC. Stupid, same stat and all. He got +44! Massive +6 to Marking! +5 to off the ball and positioning. He learned his defence. Go Walton! He got +45 last year too! He should be Viera by now ffs!

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As The Eejit suggested, Flitcroft didn't turn out to be too shabby and he did a job for me. After learning to become a DMC, that is. 5(1) games only because he learned the DMC late in the season and Hall was doing a great job. I might turn to 2 DMC's next season. He got +17, not as much a I expected.

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Roy Hooper plays in the MC of reserves and he does well. Can't see why he doesnt get C. Ah well. he got +30 and -1 to set pieces and what,surely none else than technique.

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Forwardes:



Nick Booth got his chance and did not waste it. A solid 7.21 He got -6 and +13 but wierdly he got more defensive atts :confused: did I made a mistake and put him in defence training?

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John Curtis was much more helpfull this year. He played 0.18 better and scored 3 assisted 1 more. He got +17 at age 27! way to go Curtis.

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Nıcky Jordan was not getting enough time and he wasn't doing any good and also was low on morale so I sent him to reserves and he got good games and his morale went up and he started playing better for us, look at his form, 8-7-8-8-8, all for first team. I should use the reserves more for getting the moreale up. Never thought of that before. He got +6

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Will Kelly is the second guy in the team, after Hall. He scored 10 more assisted 4 more and played 0.16 better. He got +6 and -3? Wierd again.

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McCarthy the legend sadly had his worse season ever. He played 0.40 worse. Scored 10 less. Got +2 but -8 :cry:

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Reserves:

Cooper played better in reserves. He got only +3 :confused: What the what?!

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Docherty did a massive 7.72 in reserves! Lets see... he also got only +2!!! What the fuck is going on here! He got +78 in the last years! Topped up?!

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Duncan did much better in reserves. He got +9 better :(

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Dr. Greenwood got +15 better. Looks poor and hopeless.

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The Print:




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Vauxhall Motors - Tuesday 17th June 2025
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Squad
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21 Barnes, Louis D/M LC ENG 16.10.88 36 - - ¤200K 8.6.26 ¤40K
31 Bates, Billy GK ENG 16.5.04 21 - - ¤14K 14.6.28 ¤80K
7 Blackwell, Danny M RC ENG 11.1.95 30 - - ¤275K 24.6.27 ¤800K
16 Booth, Nick S C ENG 24.5.02 23 - - ¤100K 22.6.30 ¤1.7M
3 Byrne, Matthew D/M RLC ENG 9.3.06 19 - - ¤14K 3.6.30 ¤1.2M
30 Cooper, Neil S C ENG 27.6.05 19 - - ¤50K 6.6.29 ¤650K
17 Cooper, Tom S C ENG 5.9.04 20 - - ¤20K 6.6.28 ¤2M
12 Cross, Will D/M L ENG 2.5.98 27 - - ¤60K 28.5.26 ¤525K
10 Curtis, John S C ENG 15.6.97 28 - - ¤1M 22.6.31 ¤2.2M
29 Davies, Ryan D C ENG 7.8.03 21 - - ¤22K 16.5.26 ¤45K
32 Docherty, Matty S C ENG 28.10.04 20 - - ¤30K 15.5.27 ¤675K
- Duncan, Jerome S C ENG 2.12.05 19 - - ¤24K 27.6.28 ¤650K
28 Field, Jack D R ENG 22.7.06 18 - - ¤35K 19.6.29 ¤550K
33 Flitcroft, Darren D/DM C ENG 16.5.06 19 - - ¤16K 20.6.28 ¤220K
2 George, Mike D R ENG 18.9.94 30 - - ¤400K 2.6.28 ¤450K
11 Gibbs, Kenny AM L ENG 20.8.94 30 - - ¤220K 26.6.27 ¤800K
- Greenwood, Nigel S C ENG 16.5.04 21 - - ¤30K 16.6.28 ¤600K
- Griffiths, Alex D RC ENG 27.10.08 16 - - ¤28K 11.6.30 ¤150K
4 Hall, David D/DM C ENG 24.9.04 20 - - ¤20K 28.6.28 ¤1.9M
14 Hammond D C ENG 13.9.03 21 - - ¤80K 2.6.29 ¤625K
6 Hammond, Alan D C ENG 7.9.01 23 - - ¤95K 22.6.30 ¤850K
26 Hooper, Roy M R ENG 2.4.05 20 - - ¤22K 6.6.28 ¤500K
1 Hughes, Luke GK ENG 21.4.02 23 - - ¤110K 24.6.30 ¤1.1M
13 Jones, Zac GK ENG 24.11.85 39 - - ¤150K 28.6.25 ¤1K
19 Jordan, Nicky S C ENG 18.8.99 25 - - ¤120K 2.6.27 ¤1.3M
25 Joyce, Lewis GK ENG 30.9.03 21 - - ¤45K 2.6.30 ¤350K
27 Kelly, Mitchell D C ENG 22.5.04 21 - - ¤14K 7.6.28 ¤350K
9 Kelly, Will S C ENG 24.2.03 22 - - ¤400K 10.6.29 ¤4.5M
15 McCarthy, Neil S C ENG 31.1.95 30 - - ¤350K 16.6.27 ¤1.1M
20 McMahon, Jake D RC ENG 9.6.99 26 - - ¤45K Rolling Free
5 Phillips, Perry D C ENG 9.10.94 30 - - ¤120K 14.6.26 ¤250K
23 Reece, Ronnie D RC ENG 15.4.06 19 - - ¤20K 9.6.28 ¤750K
- Russell, Ken GK ENG 13.2.06 19 - - ¤28K 11.6.30 ¤170K
18 Stevens, James D R ENG 27.2.04 21 - - ¤22K 14.6.28 ¤350K
22 Turner, Hayden DM RC ENG 17.3.95 30 - - ¤250K 24.6.30 ¤475K
24 Walton, Andrew DM RLC ENG 19.3.07 18 - - ¤16K 11.6.29 ¤425K
8 Ward, Kenny AM C ENG 17.4.01 24 - - ¤650K 22.6.31 ¤3.2M



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2024/5 Senior Club Stats
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21 Barnes, Louis 8 (1) 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 6.44
31 Bates, Billy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
7 Blackwell, Danny 36 (4) 8 0 2 (1) 13 2 0 7 7.47
16 Booth, Nick 24 (4) 7 0 0 3 1 0 2 7.21
3 Byrne, Matthew 21 (10) 6 0 0 6 3 0 3 7.13
30 Cooper, Neil 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
17 Cooper, Tom 34 (3) 9 0 0 6 1 0 4 7.30
12 Cross, Will 34 (4) 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 6.82
10 Curtis, John 19 (15) 9 0 0 6 2 1 1 7.21
29 Davies, Ryan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
32 Docherty, Matty 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
- Duncan, Jerome - - - - - - - - ----
28 Field, Jack 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
33 Flitcroft, Darren 5 (1) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7.00
2 George, Mike 33 (2) 1 0 0 5 3 0 1 7.00
11 Gibbs, Kenny 25 (4) 6 0 0 4 3 0 1 7.07
- Greenwood, Nigel - - - - - - - - ----
- Griffiths, Alex - - - - - - - - ----
4 Hall, David 36 (3) 0 0 0 5 4 0 2 7.36
14 Hammond 30 (5) 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 6.97
6 Hammond, Alan 34 (1) 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 6.97
26 Hooper, Roy 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.50
1 Hughes, Luke 39 0 40 0 0 0 2 1 7.13
13 Jones, Zac 2 (1) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
19 Jordan, Nicky 5 (4) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.56
25 Joyce, Lewis 7 (2) 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 6.89
27 Kelly, Mitchell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
9 Kelly, Will 34 (1) 19 0 1 (1) 8 3 0 4 7.51
15 McCarthy, Neil 16 (16) 7 0 2 (2) 0 2 0 2 6.97
20 McMahon, Jake 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.75
5 Phillips, Perry 1 (3) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.50
23 Reece, Ronnie 31 (2) 0 0 0 1 6 1 0 7.06
- Russell, Ken - - - - - - - - ----
18 Stevens, James 10 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.67
22 Turner, Hayden 8 (10) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.72
24 Walton, Andrew 2 (14) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.69
8 Ward, Kenny 27 (12) 6 0 0 4 2 0 2 7.23



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2024/5 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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10.8.24 Peterborough A First Division 3:0 9136 A.Hammond 2, Blackwell
17.8.24 Sheff Utd H First Division 4:2 7784 T.Cooper, Blackwell, Ward, Curtis
20.8.24 Lincoln A League Cup 1st Rnd 2:2 4195 Gibbs, M.Byrne
23.8.24 Everton A First Division 1:1 35881 Ward
26.8.24 Wycombe H First Division 3:4 7473 Gibbs, T.Cooper, M.Byrne
7.9.24 Preston A First Division 2:2 19370 McCarthy 2
11.9.24 Southampton H First Division 1:1 7800 McCarthy pen
14.9.24 Gillingham H First Division 1:0 8061 W.Kelly
21.9.24 Swindon H First Division 2:3 8839 W.Kelly, M.Byrne
25.9.24 Q.P.R. A First Division 0:3 20874
28.9.24 Man City A First Division 1:0 36789 Booth
12.10.24 Scunthorpe A First Division 2:0 8368 Booth, McCarthy
15.10.24 Reading H First Division 0:1 6778
19.10.24 Sheff Wed A First Division 2:2 34366 T.Cooper, Blackwell
22.10.24 Liverpool H First Division 4:0 7766 K.Gibbs, Ward 2, Curtis
26.10.24 Leeds A First Division 0:1 23582
2.11.24 Brentford H First Division 1:2 7754 Turner
9.11.24 Bournemouth A First Division 2:0 14464 McCarthy, Blackwell
16.11.24 Burton Albion H First Division 0:1 7379
23.11.24 Bristol Rovers A First Division 0:0 15700
27.11.24 Morecambe H First Division 3:0 7809 Curtis, W.Kelly 2
30.11.24 Derby H First Division 3:3 7768 Curtis, M.Byrne, Blackwell pen
7.12.24 Chesterfield A First Division 0:0 10281
14.12.24 Middlesbrough H First Division 3:1 7783 Gibbs, Curtis, McCarthy
21.12.24 Everton H First Division 4:1 7785 T.Cooper 2, Gibbs, Turner
26.12.24 Wycombe A First Division 1:1 6962 W.Kelly
28.12.24 Peterborough H First Division 0:0 8094
1.1.25 Sheff Utd A First Division 0:0 22080
4.1.25 Huddersfield H FA Cup 3rd Rnd 0:1 5326
11.1.25 Southampton A First Division 2:1 30936 Nguyen og, Gibbs
18.1.25 Gillingham A First Division 1:1 10418 J.Curtis
1.2.25 Q.P.R. H First Division 2:1 7756 Curtis, W.Kelly
8.2.25 Preston H First Division 3:1 9200 T.Cooper, George, W.Kelly pen
18.2.25 Scunthorpe H First Division 3:0 7917 Booth, W.Kelly 2
22.2.25 Reading A First Division 4:2 26791 Booth 2, Turner, A.Hammond
26.2.25 Swindon A First Division 4:2 13711 T.Cooper 2, Booth, W.Kelly
1.3.25 Man City H First Division 2:1 7754 Ward, Curtis
5.3.25 Morecambe A First Division 0:1 6446
8.3.25 Leeds H First Division 2:1 7782 M.Byrne, McCarthy pen
19.3.25 Brentford A First Division 1:1 12010 T.Cooper
29.3.25 Liverpool A First Division 1:3 39169 W.Kelly
2.4.25 Sheff Wed H First Division 2:2 7773 W.Kelly 2
5.4.25 Bournemouth H First Division 2:2 8949 Blackwell, M.Byrne
12.4.25 Derby A First Division 1:0 32129 W.Kelly
14.4.25 Chesterfield H First Division 2:1 8407 Booth, G.Harris
19.4.25 Burton Albion A First Division 3:1 6528 Turner, Blackwell, W.Kelly
26.4.25 Bristol Rovers H First Division 3:1 7761 W.Kelly 2, Ward
4.5.25 Middlesbrough A First Division 4:1 25154 W.Kelly 2, Blackwell, Curtis

ZanSnake
07-11-14, 06:49 PM
Thank god for Kelly, seems the only proper striker there. Hall and Duncan look like great prospects for the future.

Can't wait to see how you do next season, ;)

Baron Zbimg
07-11-14, 07:26 PM
WOOOWW ! What a season ! And what a write up, it's getting better and better. Premier League with a 100% Vauxhall squad is beyond awesome, but you're probably going to struggle with this team.

Will Kelly has the right atts to score anywhere and he should still be good next year.

I also like the look of Joyce the GK.

Maybe give Docherty a run in the first team and his atts will improve ?

Your academy should start producing better youngsters now I guess, and you'll need those.

Can't wait for next season, congrats for this great achievement!


Envoyé de mon iPhone à l'aide de Tapatalk

merkezekrem
07-11-14, 08:01 PM
Also here is the savegame for checking the tactics and anything else you want:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/rlmhwa

kuy
07-11-14, 09:22 PM
Brilliant achievement, it's going to be a struggle next year but we have faith :ok:

pieriedaczi
08-11-14, 11:16 AM
Fantastic work, Your patients is much greater than 20

Mark
10-11-14, 12:50 PM
The playoffs haha!

Well done, merk. A fantastic achievement, looks like you kicked your way to the title!

Luke Hughes looks like he had a good season!

"Will" Cross, your comments on that was hilarious.

David Hall doesn't look all that good to me but he's certainly done well. Nice to see him selected for England U21's!

Good to see Booth adapted well to a higher level after his loan. Will Kelly done well leading from the front.

Can't wait to see how you cope next year. As the Baron says, starting in the Premiership with your first season with a 100% squad of graduates adds a new spin on this story!

Dermotron
10-11-14, 01:20 PM
:hail:


Next season is going to be some battle

Jesus
10-11-14, 02:00 PM
Using so many spoilers inside spoilers doesn't work well on Tapatalk, I got cut off after the Derby away game and only gathered that you won the league from your next post below. A massive congratulations on winning the league though, a superb effort with a team produced from your own academy as well as using non-wibwob tactics!

merkezekrem
10-11-14, 07:44 PM
Thank god for Kelly, seems the only proper striker there. Hall and Duncan look like great prospects for the future.

Can't wait to see how you do next season, ;)

Amen to that! I'll keep an eye on Duncan but Hall is already a great player for us.

Cheers Zanningrad!


WOOOWW ! What a season ! And what a write up, it's getting better and better. Premier League with a 100% Vauxhall squad is beyond awesome, but you're probably going to struggle with this team.

Will Kelly has the right atts to score anywhere and he should still be good next year.

I also like the look of Joyce the GK.

Maybe give Docherty a run in the first team and his atts will improve ?

Your academy should start producing better youngsters now I guess, and you'll need those.

Can't wait for next season, congrats for this great achievement!


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Cheers Baron! Barnes seems to have 1 more year of contract and doesnt want to retire before getting that 200K €. We'll see.

Kelly is a star already. Club rates him highest. Joyce looks good but cant get good time as Hughes is doing great. He is not been offered for loan yet. We'll see about Docherty, he'll play in cups.

I hope they don't give me more SC from the academy. Hopefully now they are better, players will be better - at least that would be logical right?

:ok:


Fantastic work, Your patients is much greater than 20

Thanks pier! When you set yoursel such restrictions, it is easy to be patient. I never thought I'll make it this far so it is a joy to play. It is hard to be patient with great signings and FodFod2!


The playoffs haha!

Well done, merk. A fantastic achievement, looks like you kicked your way to the title!

Luke Hughes looks like he had a good season!

"Will" Cross, your comments on that was hilarious.

David Hall doesn't look all that good to me but he's certainly done well. Nice to see him selected for England U21's!

Good to see Booth adapted well to a higher level after his loan. Will Kelly done well leading from the front.

Can't wait to see how you cope next year. As the Baron says, starting in the Premiership with your first season with a 100% squad of graduates adds a new spin on this story!

:lol: I hope I got someone by the play-off spoiler.

Thanks, yeah we did kick Bristol on the teeth for the title :)

Hughes is doing great, I put all the other keepers on loan list as they are not going to get match time while he plays like this.

You made me do that comment about Cross on your story :)

Hall is playing amazing, who cares the atts!

I had high hopes for Booth and he did good. Hope he keeps on, surely Kelly will (cross).

I took care of that %100 :ok:




:hail:


Next season is going to be some battle

Cheers Dermo! I usally find first seasons up a league not that hard. Let's see.



Using so many spoilers inside spoilers doesn't work well on Tapatalk, I got cut off after the Derby away game and only gathered that you won the league from your next post below. A massive congratulations on winning the league though, a superb effort with a team produced from your own academy as well as using non-wibwob tactics!

Oops, sorry about that Jesus. Think you mentioned it before but I forgot. And as I am not such a great writer, boulding the tension via spoilers is a forum trick for me :D I'll try less spoilers from now on.

Cheers also, I wouldn't be able to win it without the DMC positioned player, I think. This game loves DMC's and refuses to give me one. I have 3 DMC's now and all of them are trained to be.

If anyone has doubts about my tactics, you can go back in season fixtures and click on matches for tactics of the games. :ok:



Thanks everybody for the replies again. It is a joy to read replies. :hail:

Jesus
10-11-14, 08:38 PM
You could still do spoilers as long as the spoilers aren't within spoilers because tapatalk decides it doesn't like that haha.

Kingsley
11-11-14, 02:14 PM
Just caught up.

AMAZING ! To have got to the premier league with only graduates is absolutely outstanding. The Man City, Everton and Liverpool managers should take note as I suspect they spent more to get bog all. I hope that McCarthy can come good again as with him and Kelly working together you could do some damage.

Redknapp69
12-11-14, 02:52 AM
+1 on catching up as well

WOW :eek: :shocked:

Truly remarkable stuff Merk! :hail:

I agree that you should deffo be getting better youngsters coming through now as in prem but there more you get is based on current squad size - correct?

Very best of luck next season! :ok:

pieriedaczi
13-11-14, 08:28 PM
"X X has been promoted from club's youth academy to the reserve squad for your assessment.
Coach Y Y believes the player to be a good prospect for the future"

How often do you get this message? Was the prediction right after time?

BobMem
13-11-14, 09:29 PM
"X X has been promoted from the club's youth academy to the reserve squad for your assessment.
Coach Y Y believes the player is a sack of shit, but seeing as you're restricted to only using youth, you're just going to have to deal with that now, aren't ya!"

Would probably be closer to the truth most of the time :)

merkezekrem
14-11-14, 04:57 PM
Redder: I am not sure but I think you get less if there is an upgrade happening. Not really sure tho, must check the seasons. I'll do it after I make the summaries in the first post. :ok:

Pier: I started getting it more as the years pass, hopefully from the upgrade of the training grounds. They do play good but I can't remember all. I must have written about them in the pre-season talks with the boss.

BobMem: It would be truer and more helpfull for me. I have to play a player about 3 seasons to decide if he is shit shit or good shit.

Jesus
14-11-14, 07:43 PM
BobMem: It would be truer and more helpfull for me. I have to play a player about 3 seasons to decide if he is shit shit or good shit.

I find this quite a realistic aspect of CM, you have to play then a couple season before deciding their fate. Shame it only applies when you can't go shopping.

merkezekrem
24-11-14, 05:05 PM
SEASON16:

- For Ker is a jolly good fella! For Ker is a jolly good fella! For Ker is a jolly good feeellaaaaaaa! Aaand nobody can deny

*plop*

- Yeaah! Thank you Mr.Bartlow! Cheers!

- Drink up boy, you won't be getting another one till we are the champion of England!

- I hope we can do that in this lifetime.

- Look here boy, see the past premier league winners here.

http://i58.tinypic.com/33njok8.jpg


- If Fulham can do it, if Crystal Palace can do it 4 times in a row, well hell even if Stoke can do it, we sure can!... someday.

- Yeah, hopefully you are not expecting me to do it this year.

- Noo, noo! We are over the moon now. Look at our finances! We got the stadium to 21.000 seats and all the training facility upgrades are done!


http://i57.tinypic.com/28hzibl.jpg


- Good for you lot. Excuse me when I am not impressed as I have no use for this money.

- You can use it for new contracts. Oh about contracts, we had to terminate Louis Barnes' contract. The majority of the fans wanted an all home grown players team and he was the only one left from the old team.


http://i57.tinypic.com/2nisi04.jpg


- Yeah? Well, it's ok but don't do this again. It is ok coz I decided to use Byrne on the left back and I have Cross to play there. What about the new players from the academy?

- We have 3 and all of them are highly recommended from the coaches.


http://i57.tinypic.com/261l2kg.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/bj7ll3.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/hv8oll.jpg


- Hey those look good. I needed players for midfield. Good job! Can I train them for other positions?

- We tried that, they are only good for those positions.

- Ah well, we'll see. Soo.. what do you expect of the season ahead?

- My favorite! Battle bravely against relegation of course!

- Allright, see you later.


The Cups:

Made it to the Q-finals in League cup after coasting past Aston Villa (4-1), Worcester City (2-0) and Peterborough (4-0). Dag & Red kicked us out after penalties.

Finally we beat Wycombe in a cup game, well after 1-1 draw we beat them in the replay 2-1. Got past Middlesbrough 4-0 and Seff. Unt. 2-0 only to lose against Dag & Red again in Q-final.

Dag& Red lost both cups in the final tho. Hehehehe.

The League:

We started good, we started strong. Then we started to go down. Still 3rd in week 5 but 9th in 8th week. We started to get draws...lots of draws. A jump in 14th week, up to 5th but one week later we were 11th! That was the lowest we got - apart from 1 week at 12th. The highest we got was 7th.

It was a bit fun in the end, 10th - 11th -10th - 11th-10th...and we finished at 10th! Which sounds great but feels a bit awkward. This is nothing close to the Premiere League I know. It is much much weaker (Weaking?) I had the most problem playing against 4-3-3 narrow midfield with an arrow on the centre man. Crystal Palace was clear and easy winners with that tactic.


The progress:

http://i61.tinypic.com/r9eb7r.jpg

I forgot to take a picture of the league table :( :doh:

Here are some happenings in the season:
Hall and Cooper got called to U-21:

http://i59.tinypic.com/15g4al1.jpg


Here is Tom Cooper getting an U-21 game before Hall :):

http://i61.tinypic.com/2n8quk7.jpg

Hall for U-21

http://i61.tinypic.com/24bothz.jpg

First call ups for THE national team!

http://i57.tinypic.com/wqjvn.jpg

Here is Kenny Ward getting his first National game (again before Hall :lol:) :

http://i61.tinypic.com/219z0cw.jpg

But here is Hall, our star!:

http://i60.tinypic.com/5e7121.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/15s8w3o.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/2j3fte0.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/10fysrt.jpg



THE PLAYERS' PROGRESS:

Goalkeepers:



Luke Hughes is still impressive. He got us more than a few draws this season. He played 10 games less and only conceeded 4 less but this is the big league now eh. He is worth 2.4M € now. He only got -6 tho. About speed and jumping and stuff, fitness trainingwise. Maybe it is better as he might have reached his limit so he can gain those loose point to his goalkeeping ats next year. Is this even how this works?

http://i58.tinypic.com/33m68n6.jpg


Joyce played better than Hughes in his 14 games and he played 0.54 better than last year. Keeping in mind that Hughes is not improving, he might be the first keeper next year. He is worth 1.2M € now. He got only +2 to influence.

http://i59.tinypic.com/sutyk4.jpg

Bill Bates didn't do bad in the first team matches where I had no other choice but play him but he sucks in reserves. He did 0.21 better in reserves tho while conceeding 4 more. He's worth 425K and got +14! impressive and surprising. Why he got +1 to dribbling is beyond me

http://i61.tinypic.com/10gy39l.jpg

Ken Russel didn't play again this year. He doesn't go to loans too - or get an offer. He got +4 for both anticipation, handling, positioning and decisions! Total +34 and -5. Fingers crossed.

http://i60.tinypic.com/j63cap.jpg



Defenders:



Byrne got himself established in the DL, no thanks to Will Cross. He is worth 3.2M € now and played 0.19 worse and didnt score and crossed only 2. Maybe it isn't about Will Cross, it is about the tactic eh? He got +13 and -2.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2eaifwj.jpg

Will Cross is now officially a back-up. He played 0.12 worse but got a M.O.M on the way. Again 1 assist. He did the good stuff in the cups against weaker opps tho. His league performance dropped 0.36. He got -10 and +3. +1 to crossin! Yay! :P

http://i60.tinypic.com/dcy6v8.jpg

On the right side Field got the position. He did a 1.00 better than last year but last year he only played 1 game :). He got +23 and -2, 1 to set pieces and 1 to technique. (man you have to have a technique in spelling to write technique.) He is cheap tho, only 550K.

http://i61.tinypic.com/6ivgo6.jpg

George is an old fart now. He played well as a back up and cup person. 0.07 worse. He is worth 700K and willing to fight for his place. We know what good is "Will" :). He got -10.

http://i60.tinypic.com/2zej9zc.jpg

James Stevens was sent to the reserves and he didn't do so well in there. After the season ended, I got a memo that he was working hard. He got +1 and -3. I sould sell him.

http://i57.tinypic.com/2wnph0l.jpg

So to the center of defence. Hammond the little played 0.14 worse but assisted 2 and tackled 1 more onaverage. He even somehow made a 0.1 dribble! He got +0 and -0?! Well he copes with this level so keep him i say. he is worth 2M now.

http://i60.tinypic.com/2namt1l.jpg

Big Bro Hammond also played worse by 0.29 and scored 3 less. asisted 2 more but tackled 0.1 less. Good for a league upgrade. He is worth 2.2M and got -8 and +3. He lost a tackle so I should reconsider this training.

http://i58.tinypic.com/108ha9j.jpg

Ronnie Reece tackled 0.6 more but played 0.26 worse. He is worth 1.8M and got -1 and +19, so nothing wrong with the training schedule eh?

http://i57.tinypic.com/xbn0nl.jpg

Phillips didn't play, I lost my confidence in him.. He got -6.

http://i59.tinypic.com/zunwv9.jpg

Davies did faar worse in reserves. What the fuck is 5.90! it is 0.46 worse and he got -4 and +2. I'll just release the fecker!

http://i62.tinypic.com/143e248.jpg

Griffiths got some good mentions on the way. he played 0.20 and tackled 0.7 better in reserves. He got +21 but -8. -1 to strenght is wierd.

http://i59.tinypic.com/msnby8.jpg

Finally the asshole little Kelly. He still thinks that being diciplined for not showing up at a training is unfair. I only keep him to keep his big brother happy and the programmers of the game should make a playyer this bitch must have made sure he was a good player. He played 0.05 better :pfft: He got -6 and +4. Maybe it is time to go little shit.

http://i60.tinypic.com/ixcs5s.jpg



Midfield:


From DM: David Hall was the man of the season. He won everything, he got int. call up and played awesome! He played 0.07 better (awesome!) and scored 3 more! He got +13, even +1 to technique and set pieces, areas wehere everone else is loosing. All hail the new king! And to think that Mark thought he wasn't that good :lol: :P

http://i61.tinypic.com/1y3lnl.jpg

The other DMC, highly appreciated by me did only 0.04 worse and scored 1 and assisted 2. tackled 0.4 better too, in more games! Go Darren go! He got +12. I think. I might have mixed up. I am thinking of putting him in DM and Hall in DC next year but Hall plays MC in England nat. :confused:

http://i60.tinypic.com/14e8381.jpg


Blackwell my maaan didn't do so good. He started great but couldn't keep up. Must be his age catching up with him so I offered him a player/coach contract. He played 0.50 worse but he was on fire last season. he wasn't that bad. He got -11. This is saaaaad to watch!

http://i57.tinypic.com/9vk4kp.jpg

I trained Walton to be a DMC. He forgot it and I trained him again. Now he plays in midfield with and arrow up front and I hope he'll forget the DM position :lol: He did awesome for his age. He got potential I tell you. He played +0.35 better and 6 goals and 4 assists! wow. just...just WOW! :P He got +21 but -1 to stamina :noidea:

http://i61.tinypic.com/2u6gwwh.jpg

Tom Cooper got back to being a FC, got time and used it well. 7 goals and 2 assists is nice. He got +13 and -7, he is like a continent shifting. Only aged 21!

http://i58.tinypic.com/11w62e1.jpg

Ward, our first international player! He played a bit worse (0.05) but scored 2 more and mom'ed 3 more! He got -13 and +1! :eek: either I change his training and he reacts or this is a lost cause!

http://i59.tinypic.com/2en9blt.jpg

Turner got time because he had to. He is not good for this level, obviously. He got -14 and +3. :cry:

http://i62.tinypic.com/2rr76gj.jpg

Gibbs got -18. Enough?

http://i58.tinypic.com/1zm1hr6.jpg

Hooper played more and did better. He is the new sub. He got -10 and +1 :(

http://i57.tinypic.com/sb7vxx.jpg

The New Guys:

Ben Burns did well in cups, not bad in reserves too. He got +41 but -4. There is smt wrong with midfield training.

http://i60.tinypic.com/f20x7n.jpg

Donnelly got +36. needs time

http://i59.tinypic.com/v4xhyd.jpg

Payne looks promising, at leats to sell later as he wont play centre. He played great in cup matches. I'll consider him as the first sub next year. He got +40 but -5. - for acceleration, agility, pace, jumping and strength. so more fitness for mids, is all i can think of.

http://i58.tinypic.com/107q8u1.jpg



Attackantes:


Will Kelly scored 9 less, assisted 2 less and played 0.19 worse but hey, big league eh. Not really. He got -12 and +2 to stamina. Dribbling, finishing heading... all went down :(

http://i61.tinypic.com/2n7oco7.jpg

McCarthy did better. assisted 4 more and played 0..14 better. He got -17 aand +4. Dropping fast.

http://i61.tinypic.com/be7mmx.jpg

Nick Booth couldn't make it to the first team. He was poor whenever I played him. He got -3 and +2. He has 12 for marking, 9 for positioning and 10 for tackling. I'll try to train him as a defender.

http://i57.tinypic.com/2gtqmnn.jpg

Curtis had an ok season. Not as good as last year but still acceptable. He got -10. Something wrong here in forward training.

http://i60.tinypic.com/2m5y1jr.jpg

Jordan did fairly better. He played 0.44 better. He got -1 to passing. Well he assisted 1 less :)

http://i62.tinypic.com/1zn8sxk.jpg

Neil Cooper is coming of age. He did 0.15 worse in the subs but played a great cup game. He got -14 and +5. Good that his marking dropped 2 :D

http://i62.tinypic.com/2llou4g.jpg

Matt Docherty seems hopeless as the games he played in reserves but he did good in the cup. -6 and +5, his defensive atts dropped.

http://i59.tinypic.com/6seuc5.jpg

Duncan got -10 and +8.

http://i62.tinypic.com/2zrkt1x.jpg

Finally Greenwood. He got -6 and +2.

http://i62.tinypic.com/e13ryw.jpg



The Coaches:


Blackwell:
http://i60.tinypic.com/sgr4wg.jpg


The Print:


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Vauxhall Motors - Sunday 17th May 2026
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Squad
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No Name Position(s) Nat Born Age Caps Gls Wages Expires Value
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24 Bates, Billy GK ENG 16.5.04 22 - - ¤14K 14.6.28 ¤450K
7 Blackwell, Danny M RC ENG 11.1.95 31 - - ¤275K 24.6.27 ¤775K
16 Booth, Nick S C ENG 24.5.02 23 - - ¤100K 22.6.30 ¤3.8M
31 Burns, Ben M C ENG 2.8.08 17 - - ¤45K 7.6.30 ¤675K
3 Byrne, Matthew D/M RLC ENG 9.3.06 20 - - ¤160K 2.6.32 ¤3.3M
36 Cooper, Neil S C ENG 27.6.05 20 - - ¤50K 6.6.29 ¤1.4M
17 Cooper, Tom F C ENG 5.9.04 21 - - ¤20K 6.6.28 ¤5.25M
12 Cross, Will D/M L ENG 2.5.98 28 - - ¤375K 6.6.30 ¤1.6M
10 Curtis, John S C ENG 15.6.97 28 - - ¤1M 22.6.31 ¤3.3M
34 Davies, Ryan D C ENG 7.8.03 22 - - ¤40K 16.6.29 ¤275K
21 Docherty, Matty S C ENG 28.10.04 21 - - ¤30K 15.5.27 ¤1M
35 Donnelly, Ryan M C ENG 26.8.08 17 - - ¤50K 11.6.30 ¤525K
29 Duncan, Jerome S C ENG 2.12.05 20 - - ¤24K 27.6.28 ¤850K
28 Field, Jack D R ENG 22.7.06 19 - - ¤35K 19.6.29 ¤550K
20 Flitcroft, Darren D/DM C ENG 16.5.06 20 - - ¤16K 20.6.28 ¤1.1M
2 George, Mike D R ENG 18.9.94 31 - - ¤400K 2.6.28 ¤750K
11 Gibbs, Kenny AM L ENG 20.8.94 31 - - ¤220K 26.6.27 ¤700K
30 Greenwood, Nigel S C ENG 16.5.04 22 - - ¤30K 16.6.28 ¤775K
32 Griffiths, Alex D RC ENG 27.10.08 17 - - ¤28K 11.6.30 ¤250K
4 Hall, David D/DM C ENG 24.9.04 21 - - ¤450K 10.6.29 ¤4.7M
13 Hammond D C ENG 13.9.03 22 - - ¤80K 2.6.29 ¤1.9M
6 Hammond, Alan D C ENG 7.9.01 24 - - ¤95K 22.6.30 ¤2.2M
26 Hooper, Roy M R ENG 2.4.05 21 - - ¤22K 6.6.28 ¤1.4M
1 Hughes, Luke GK ENG 21.4.02 24 - - ¤110K 24.6.30 ¤2.5M
19 Jordan, Nicky S C ENG 18.8.99 26 - - ¤120K 2.6.27 ¤1.6M
25 Joyce, Lewis GK ENG 30.9.03 22 - - ¤45K 2.6.30 ¤1.2M
37 Kelly, Mitchell D C ENG 22.5.04 21 - - ¤14K 7.6.28 ¤500K
9 Kelly, Will S C ENG 24.2.03 23 - - ¤400K 10.6.29 ¤11M
15 McCarthy, Neil S C ENG 31.1.95 31 - - ¤350K 16.6.27 ¤1.2M
33 Payne, Roy AM/F L ENG 25.3.08 18 - - ¤45K 27.6.30 ¤825K
5 Phillips, Perry D C ENG 9.10.94 31 - - ¤120K 14.6.26 ¤40K
23 Reece, Ronnie D RC ENG 15.4.06 20 - - ¤20K 9.6.28 ¤1.7M
27 Russell, Ken GK ENG 13.2.06 20 - - ¤28K 11.6.30 ¤275K
18 Stevens, James D R ENG 27.2.04 22 - - ¤22K 14.6.28 ¤825K
22 Turner, Hayden DM RC ENG 17.3.95 31 - - ¤250K 24.6.30 ¤1.2M
14 Walton, Andrew DM RLC ENG 19.3.07 19 - - ¤16K 11.6.29 ¤2.2M
8 Ward, Kenny AM C ENG 17.4.01 25 1 - ¤650K 22.6.31 ¤8M



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2025/6 Senior Club Stats
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No Name Apps Gls Con Pens Asts Yel Red MoM Av R
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24 Bates, Billy 4 (1) 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7.20
7 Blackwell, Danny 26 (11) 5 0 2 (1) 2 2 0 3 6.97
16 Booth, Nick 8 (9) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.82
31 Burns, Ben 4 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7.20
3 Byrne, Matthew 33 (2) 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 6.94
36 Cooper, Neil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.00
17 Cooper, Tom 28 (7) 7 0 0 2 3 0 2 7.09
12 Cross, Will 18 (2) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6.70
10 Curtis, John 15 (17) 8 0 0 1 2 0 0 7.09
34 Davies, Ryan 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6.50
21 Docherty, Matty 4 (1) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 7.40
35 Donnelly, Ryan 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.50
29 Duncan, Jerome 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
28 Field, Jack 26 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 7.00
20 Flitcroft, Darren 12 (11) 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 6.96
2 George, Mike 14 (1) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6.93
11 Gibbs, Kenny 11 (5) 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 6.69
30 Greenwood, Nigel 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
32 Griffiths, Alex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
4 Hall, David 34 (1) 3 0 0 5 4 1 3 7.43
13 Hammond 36 0 0 0 2 9 1 1 6.83
6 Hammond, Alan 28 (3) 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 6.68
26 Hooper, Roy 8 (10) 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 6.83
1 Hughes, Luke 29 (2) 0 36 0 0 0 0 1 7.10
19 Jordan, Nicky 12 (1) 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 7.00
25 Joyce, Lewis 14 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 7.43
37 Kelly, Mitchell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
9 Kelly, Will 31 (3) 10 0 0 6 0 0 1 7.32
15 McCarthy, Neil 23 (5) 6 0 1 (1) 4 0 0 3 7.11
33 Payne, Roy 3 (2) 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 7.60
5 Phillips, Perry 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.50
23 Reece, Ronnie 22 (3) 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 6.80
27 Russell, Ken - - - - - - - - ----
18 Stevens, James 7 (1) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.75
22 Turner, Hayden 13 (10) 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 6.61
14 Walton, Andrew 16 (11) 6 0 0 5 1 0 1 7.04
8 Ward, Kenny 28 (5) 8 0 0 3 0 0 5 7.18



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2025/6 Transfers
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Date Player In From Fee
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None

Date Player Out To Fee
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25.6.25 Jake McMahon Released Free
25.9.25 Louis Barnes Released Free




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2025/6 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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16.8.25 Man Utd H Premier Division 3:1 20978 Hall, Ward, H.Turner
20.8.25 Crystal Palace A Premier Division 1:1 29794 J.Curtis
23.8.25 Birmingham H Premier Division 2:2 20993 W.Kelly 2
6.9.25 Fulham H Premier Division 3:2 20968 Turner 2, Ward
13.9.25 West Ham A Premier Division 1:1 30731 Curtis
17.9.25 Aston Villa A League Cup 2nd Rnd 4:1 27077 Ward, Gibbs, Curtis, Flitcroft
20.9.25 Charlton A Premier Division 0:1 28862
27.9.25 Dag & Red H Premier Division 2:2 20993 McCarthy, Turner
1.10.25 Leeds A Premier Division 0:0 34019
11.10.25 Bristol Rovers A Premier Division 2:0 22756 Turner, Gibbs
19.10.25 Arsenal H Premier Division 1:1 20964 T.Cooper
25.10.25 Norwich A Premier Division 1:1 30307 W.Kelly
29.10.25 Worcester City H League Cup 3rd Rnd 2:0 1327 N.Jordan, Payne
1.11.25 Stoke H Premier Division 2:2 20959 T.Cooper, Hall
9.11.25 Chelsea A Premier Division 2:2 36693 W.Kelly, N.Jordan
15.11.25 Huddersfield H Premier Division 4:0 20964 T.Cooper, W.Kelly 2, D.Blackwell pen
19.11.25 Peterborough H League Cup 4th Rnd 4:0 2379 Blackwell 2, Jordan, Booth
22.11.25 Cardiff A Premier Division 1:4 29200 W.Kelly
30.11.25 Nottm Forest H Premier Division 1:0 20986 Blackwell
7.12.25 Rochdale A Premier Division 1:1 13857 Hall
10.12.25 Dag & Red H League Cup Qtr Final 1:1 8694 McCarthy
13.12.25 Hull H Premier Division 2:2 20993 Ward, J.Curtis
20.12.25 Newcastle A Premier Division 2:2 45294 Blackwell, Ward
27.12.25 Man Utd A Premier Division 0:0 64991
30.12.25 Leeds H Premier Division 2:1 20970 McCarthy, Hooper
3.1.26 Wycombe H FA Cup 3rd Rnd 1:1 2354 Curtis
7.1.26 Fulham A Premier Division 2:1 27647 T.Cooper, McCarthy
12.1.26 Crystal Palace H Premier Division 0:1 20958
14.1.26 Wycombe A FA Cup 3rd Rnd Replay 2:1 3423 Docherty, Payne
18.1.26 Birmingham A Premier Division 0:2 26581
24.1.26 Middlesbrough A FA Cup 4th Rnd 4:0 15569 Walton 3, R.Hooper
31.1.26 Charlton H Premier Division 2:1 20969 McCarthy pen, Curtis
4.2.26 Dag & Red A Premier Division 2:3 17728 W.Kelly 2
7.2.26 West Ham H Premier Division 1:0 20951 Hooper
14.2.26 Sheff Utd H FA Cup 5th Rnd 2:0 4321 Payne, A.Walton
22.2.26 Bristol Rovers H Premier Division 1:2 20972 T.Cooper
28.2.26 Stoke A Premier Division 0:0 30703
7.3.26 Dag & Red A FA Cup Qtr Final 1:3 13656 T.Cooper
15.3.26 Chelsea H Premier Division 1:3 20998 W.Kelly
28.3.26 Arsenal A Premier Division 2:0 52014 T.Cooper, Ward
4.4.26 Norwich H Premier Division 1:2 20978 Curtis
11.4.26 Huddersfield A Premier Division 2:0 22700 M.Byrne og, K.Ward
15.4.26 Cardiff H Premier Division 2:2 20984 McCarthy, Ward
18.4.26 Hull A Premier Division 1:0 27463 Walton
25.4.26 Rochdale H Premier Division 1:2 20894 Curtis
3.5.26 Nottm Forest A Premier Division 2:0 26443 Field, Walton
17.5.26 Newcastle H Premier Division 0:1 20977

Kingsley
24-11-14, 05:25 PM
I thought that you might struggle with another step up, but you more than held your own. QF of both cups, so no arguements about your performance

David Hall is clearly a star and probably the only one who looks like a genuine premier league player. There are some very ordinary players in that squad and the goalkeepers in particular look very dodgy.

Kenny Ward comes on as a 90th minute sub. That gives him plent of time to impress and claim his place :) (I'm impessed that he managed to get in 4 passes and a win a tackle in that time. Must have been running all over the place

Baron Zbimg
24-11-14, 07:34 PM
Great season, I'm still amazed by your results. It seems a lot of your guys have hit their ceiling, which must be a concern. A class striker would be more than welcome ...


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Redknapp69
24-11-14, 11:48 PM
Massive congrats from me for what I think is a superb 1st season in the top league :clap: :high5:

Jack Field looks a fine defender. Like the look of Ronnie Reece as well

David Hall :hail:

kuy
25-11-14, 12:27 AM
Jack Field looks good but a bit slow for a full-back, have you tried retraining him for the centre? Great achievement to finish 10th, more of the same next year while your new training facilities and youth academy start to work their magic would be a good result :ok:

Jesus
25-11-14, 01:04 AM
Great update Merk, it must take you a while to type up those summaries and count the attributes! I'm pretty worried about how much some of your players are degrading, maybe switch the training up? Did you ever post what regimes you were using? Hopefully over the summer some bright starlets will be brought through but the talent pool in the UK is only so big so we could be waiting another couple seasons yet.

faz44
25-11-14, 01:48 AM
Merk, looking at the savegame, I think your general training may be a little off.

merkezekrem
25-11-14, 07:00 AM
Eejit: Apart from Hall, I think Will Kelly is a fine player for this level but the other strikers are not doing well. I hope Joyce will be a better keeper than Hughes. And if Russel keeps up with this level of improving, he can be a decent keeper.

The minute of Kenny Ward is awesome. I think he'll tell his grandchildren about that every xmass. He hasn't got a call up after that.

Baron: I agree with the ceiling of many players. It sucks. And yeah, none of the strikers except Kelly is doing the job and the reserves doesn't look too good too. But I got some decent midfields last year, which is nice.

Red: I have high hopes of Field. He is the only one wanted in my squad, maybe he is the only one interested in joining other clubs tho. I'll surely use Reece more this year.

Kuy: I tried retraining him for about everywhere, center, left, DMR, AMR. He is a bit thick :)

Jesus: It now takes ages - 2 days with my speed :lol: I will be looking at my training again and write them up here.

Kuy2: I use it only for pre-season fitness

Cheers everyone :ok:

BobMem
25-11-14, 12:41 PM
Tom Cooper in the England U21s? Just like that.







I'll get my coat.

Mark
25-11-14, 12:56 PM
I'm impressed! Still exceeding all expectations with a healthy mid-table finish. Looks like it's all going well off the pitch too with the training ground and capacity up to 21K.

David Hall, an England international! Pretty impressive stuff. Let's hope there is more to follow!

Jesus
25-11-14, 03:04 PM
Have you read Eejit's guide to training? Perhaps if you have a read through that you'd be able to tweak your backroom staff and training regimes to maximise those attributes. I would look at position specific training categories (for example GK, Defenders, etc) instead of the default ones you might be using.

pieriedaczi
25-11-14, 08:18 PM
So after fifteen years I'm asking you as an expert. How can you increase number of youth promoted each season? Not quality but quantity. Any idea? Guess? And please don't say; it's random.

Kingsley
26-11-14, 08:54 AM
So after fifteen years I'm asking you as an expert. How can you increase number of youth promoted each season? Not quality but quantity. Any idea? Guess? And please don't say; it's random.

It's random :)

And I've never ever seen one that I would want in my squad.

merkezekrem
26-11-14, 09:53 AM
Bob: I didn't get that.

Mark: Cheers. Hall is playing MC in the National team and DC in the U-21's. Wierd as he was originally a DC, later trained to be D/DMC. He doesn't do so good in DC for me.

Jesus: Of course I read that. I'll recheck the trainings again this season according to the minuses to players. Hope that is the problem and not the players' shitness.

Piere:Sadly yes, it seems random. :(

But it seems like you get less when there is an upgrade in training grounds is on the way, but that might have been a coincidence.

Eejit: So far I sold one for 15M (€ that is) and have 2 national and a great forward. So, you should consider those youths more. Well, out of about 50 but still.

BobMem
26-11-14, 11:19 AM
https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=tommy+cooper+just+like+that+song

Dermotron
04-12-14, 04:09 PM
http://www.texas4x4.org/gallery/albums/album307-Awesome-Bills-Pics/Moar_skeletor.jpg

merkezekrem
07-12-14, 09:51 AM
SEASON 17:

- Come on in son. That is a hell of a season boy. Congradulations on finishing 10th!

- Thank you dad... er ... Mr. Bartlow.

- Anything to discuss this year?

- Yeah, what was that Inter-Toto invitation about? I thought that ended years ago.

- It did. Now it is an underground Cup, with only 52 million people knowing about it. Keep it that way please. Tell the boys those are friendly tournies ok.

- Right. Ok, sure. It will be good to go out of England for once.

- Well you've been out of England before. Played against Welsh teams. Speaking of Welsh, we have our first foreigner player to play for us!


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- Wow, that is a fine batch of players! Thank the boys for me.

- Sure thing. Nicky Jordan wants to leave the club. What do you recon?

- I think he can go. We have a bit of dead wood in the squad, I am planning to get rid of some. It is good that the academy is working so good.

- OK. Please gain a respectable league position this year.

- Sure thing man. See you next year.

The Cups:

Inter-Toto:

Our first Europian match ever was to be played in England against Spartak Subotica of Serbia.

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Tom Cooper scored our first Europian competition goal in just 10 minutes. Kelly scored 2 and Booth finished it with the 4th. Easy win for Vauxhall in front of 4619 witnesses. 0-0 in the second match see us face Werder Bremen. A horrible game away ended with a 0-4 loss. A Blackwell and A.Hammond goal saw us come close but only a 90th minute goal from Ward means we were just one goal short for an agg. draw. Lost in the semis. Werder beat Volga in the final and went on to UEFA only to loose to Fulham in the 3rd leg.

League Cup:

We started with a strong team against Crystal Palace and smashed through our way with 5-2. Beat Sheff Wed 2-1 in the 4th round and West Ham in the Qtr Final with the same score. Lucky for us Fleetwood beat Chartol in the Qtr Final and was our next opp in the semi's. An easy 3-0 win at home got us through, 0-0 away. We were to play against Nottm Forest in the final. Kelly opened the curtain in the 10th for us and Donnelly closed it in 90 in front of 80705 attendances in Wembley. Our first Cup victory ever, my first cup victory in 17 years! Party on!!


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The F.A. Cup:

Easy 4-0 victory against Yeovil and we were to face Sunderland. First time in 17 years!?


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2-2 draw at home and we lost 0-1 away in the replay. One cup it is.

The League:

We won our first game 2-0 and started the league 3rd! Aaand that was the highest we ever been. We lost 2 after that and dropped to 15th in week 3. Aaaaand that was the lowest we've been. We were a perfect mid table team, never getting a good run but not falling into a bad run either. Won and Lost 3 in a row at most and 5 games without winning but a solid 7 games without loosing tells enough about the season. I have made some changes to the team. With mainly using the compare tool, decided to put Duncan as the striker back up and transfer listed Booth. Jordan and McCarthy went down to reserves with Phillips, George, Stevens and Gibbs. Greenwood (SC) and Davies (DC) were put on transfer list and Docherty (SC) went to Woking in D3 on loan.
With 5 matches to go, this was the situation:


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All was going well in the Tottenham match till I decided to change Payne was tired enough and put Walton on:


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What a fuck up!



We beat Peterborough 1-0 and Brentford 3-0, draw 0-0 wit hRochdale and beat Norwich 4-0 but it didn't help us much so we finished 8th. Our highest ever as usual.


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Stuff from the season:

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Kelly's first National Game:

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The Players:

The Goalkeepers: (Medium/Medium/None/None/Intensive)


Joyce played twice games and did only 0.10 worse. He got -2 and +3. -1 to handling is worrying.

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Hughes played less but 0.15 better. He wants the goal back. He got +10 too. +1 for positioning is good.

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Ken Russel was the main reserves man. Not bad. He got +11

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Billy Bated played faar less but he was the most improved with +18. If only someone would loan and play those reserves.

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The Defenders: (Intensive/Medium/None/Medium)

Byrne got into the team of the year as a DL. He played 0.35 better. He got +9

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His Back up - Cross did 0.45 better and asisted twice as much! (2) He got -2 and +6

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On the right side, Field did couse a bit of a trouble in the early season with declaring he wanted to make a move to some team. People got upset. But then I realized I somehow set his value to 550K, and when I changed it, nobody was interested anymore. He played 0.07 worse and got -5 and +10

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Nolan was the new gem and he got the position from field in the end. He played an amazing 7.53! He got +42! +4 to Marking and positioning, +3 to tackling. Hope he can also play center next year.

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George is an old fart now. He got -9 and +7.

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Stevens played in reserves, did well. A Baaack up. He got -1 and +8

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On the center, we changed a lot. They are usually the bottom of the average rating and form screens.

Big Bro Alan Hammond was nearly same as last year. He scored 3 tho. He got +9 and -5, minus 1 to marking and positioning, +1 to tackling

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Alex Griffiths is promising in the center. He played shit in DR whenever I tried. He got +48!

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Little Hammond was weak. He taclked 1.5 less. He got +7

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Reece played 0.08 better and tacled 0.1 more! He got -7 and +13. -2 to positioning is bad.

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Daniel Martin got some games and he did ok. He had some awfull games in reserves but hey, only 16! He got -4 and +46. -1 to Acceleration, agility, jumping and pace.

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Davies is on transfer list. He got +4

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Phillips is now a coach and training player. He got -5

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The Midfielders: (Light/Medium/None/Intensive)

Blackwell keeps on playing! He scored 1 more,assisted 2 more and played only 0.03 worse. He got -26 tho. Soo, that was it, it seems.

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Hall wasn't as good as last season. He played 0.20 worse, scored 3 less assisted 4 less but managed to tackle 0.1 more. He got +10

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Hall's back up Flitcroft did 0.06 worse but he was selected youth player of the month once. He got +14

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Kenny Ward did great again. Played 0.08 worse but scored 2 more and assisted 6 more. He got -6 and +2.

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Payne played lots more, he did ok. He got -10 and +46. Wierd :loco:

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Ryan Donnelly was a key player for me, used hi long shots when needed. 6 goals was a good return imo. He got - 7 and +49

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Hooper was another key sub, getting his arrow to the side and using his 20 crossing got us 8 assists. He got -2 and +12.

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Walton did 0.29 worse. He got -11 and +10. I should give them more fitness.

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Ben Burns did much better in reserves. He played 0.49 better. He got +47 and -14

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Sheppard did good in reserves. He got +36

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The Welsh Platt got a center and +44 and -5

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Turner got -29 :wave:

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Gibss decided to hang his boots in the end.

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The Attackers: (Medium/Medium/Light/Intensive)


Tom Cooper was the man of the season. He forgot to play FC in thhe begining of the season so I put him up front and he played so good, he stayed there after relearning FC. He was the supporters player of the year and got +8 and -5.

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Kelly did 0.08 worse but scored 1 more. He got -5 and +15. -2 to off the ball is sad.

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Jerome Duncan got the games I promised but was not so bright. He got +14 and -5.

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Nick Booth is on transfer list. He got +10

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John Curtis did nearly the same. He got -10 and +2. I should sell him too.

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Matt Docherty went to loan and did above terrible. -1 to Long Shots and +2 to Stamina. Looks like this is his best. Shame.

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Greenwood's stamina dropped from 2 to 1. What can we expect from a player with 1 stamina? He did well in reserves... pfft. He got -8 and +4. :wave: He is already listed

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Neil Cooper got -13 and +3. +1 to Marking is awesome!!

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Nicky Jordan decided to leave the club for something new.

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Neil McCarthy the legend also did not renew his contract and left. :hail: Shame he did not became a coach.

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The Gone:

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Sturgess is going to Southampton and he is looking forward to his big move.
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Coaches:

Blackwell's Determination went down 1.
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Phillips looks like a good coach.Who'd knew!

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The Print:



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Vauxhall Motors - Sunday 23rd May 2027
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Squad
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No Name Position(s) Nat Born Age Caps Gls Wages Expires Value
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24 Bates, Billy GK ENG 16.5.04 23 - - ¤14K 14.6.28 ¤300K
7 Blackwell, Danny M RC ENG 11.1.95 32 - - ¤675K 17.6.29 ¤600K
16 Booth, Nick S C ENG 24.5.02 24 - - ¤100K 22.6.30 ¤4.1M
33 Burns, Ben M C ENG 2.8.08 18 - - ¤45K 7.6.30 ¤800K
3 Byrne, Matthew D/M RLC ENG 9.3.06 21 - - ¤160K 2.6.32 ¤4.7M
32 Cooper, Neil S C ENG 27.6.05 21 - - ¤50K 6.6.29 ¤1.7M
17 Cooper, Tom F C ENG 5.9.04 22 - - ¤20K 6.6.28 ¤5M
12 Cross, Will D/M L ENG 2.5.98 29 - - ¤375K 6.6.30 ¤2.3M
10 Curtis, John S C ENG 15.6.97 29 - - ¤1M 22.6.31 ¤3M
- Davies, Ryan D C ENG 7.8.03 23 - - ¤40K 16.6.29 ¤200K
31 Docherty, Matty S C ENG 28.10.04 22 - - ¤150K 12.6.30 ¤2.3M
25 Donnelly, Ryan M C ENG 26.8.08 18 - - ¤50K 11.6.30 ¤2.5M
42 Duncan, Jerome S C ENG 2.12.05 21 - - ¤24K 27.6.28 ¤2.5M
28 Field, Jack D R ENG 22.7.06 20 - - ¤35K 19.6.29 ¤2.6M
20 Flitcroft, Darren D/DM C ENG 16.5.06 21 - - ¤16K 20.6.28 ¤2.8M
2 George, Mike D R ENG 18.9.94 32 - - ¤400K 2.6.28 ¤425K
11 Gibbs, Kenny AM L ENG 20.8.94 32 - - ¤220K 26.6.27 ¤55K
- Greenwood, Nigel S C ENG 16.5.04 23 - - ¤30K 16.6.28 ¤600K
29 Griffiths, Alex D RC ENG 27.10.08 18 - - ¤28K 11.6.30 ¤1.9M
4 Hall, David D/DM C ENG 24.9.04 22 3 - ¤450K 10.6.29 ¤9.5M
13 Hammond D C ENG 13.9.03 23 - - ¤80K 2.6.29 ¤1.5M
6 Hammond, Alan D C ENG 7.9.01 25 - - ¤95K 22.6.30 ¤2.3M
26 Hooper, Roy M R ENG 2.4.05 22 - - ¤22K 6.6.28 ¤1.4M
1 Hughes, Luke GK ENG 21.4.02 25 - - ¤110K 24.6.30 ¤3.5M
19 Jordan, Nicky S C ENG 18.8.99 27 - - ¤120K 2.6.27 ¤55K
18 Joyce, Lewis GK ENG 30.9.03 23 - - ¤45K 2.6.30 ¤2.5M
9 Kelly, Will S C ENG 24.2.03 24 2 - ¤950K 18.6.30 ¤12.25M
34 Martin, Daniel D C ENG 18.4.10 17 - - ¤55K 13.6.31 ¤475K
15 McCarthy, Neil S C ENG 31.1.95 32 - - ¤350K 16.6.27 ¤30K
23 Nolan, David D RC ENG 17.1.09 18 - - ¤60K 21.6.32 ¤2.5M
27 Payne, Roy AM/F L ENG 25.3.08 19 - - ¤45K 27.6.30 ¤5M
5 Phillips, Perry D C ENG 9.10.94 32 - - ¤350K 12.6.29 ¤525K
35 Platt, Richard AM LC WAL 29.1.08 19 - - ¤55K 25.6.31 ¤1.3M
21 Reece, Ronnie D RC ENG 15.4.06 21 - - ¤20K 9.6.28 ¤1.8M
37 Russell, Ken GK ENG 13.2.06 21 - - ¤28K 11.6.30 ¤400K
38 Sheppard, Marvin DM C ENG 14.5.09 18 - - ¤55K 25.6.30 ¤600K
30 Stevens, James D R ENG 27.2.04 23 - - ¤22K 14.6.28 ¤700K
22 Turner, Hayden DM RC ENG 17.3.95 32 - - ¤250K 24.6.30 ¤800K
14 Walton, Andrew M RLC ENG 19.3.07 20 - - ¤16K 11.6.29 ¤2.5M
8 Ward, Kenny AM C ENG 17.4.01 26 1 - ¤650K 22.6.31 ¤9.5M



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2026/7 Senior Club Stats
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No Name Apps Gls Con Pens Asts Yel Red MoM Av R
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24 Bates, Billy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
7 Blackwell, Danny 30 (4) 6 0 2 (2) 4 1 0 2 6.94
16 Booth, Nick 2 (5) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.86
33 Burns, Ben 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.50
3 Byrne, Matthew 41 1 0 0 4 3 0 2 7.29
32 Cooper, Neil 2 (2) 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7.25
17 Cooper, Tom 35 14 0 0 2 1 0 3 7.37
12 Cross, Will 10 (3) 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 7.15
10 Curtis, John 12 (12) 6 0 0 3 0 0 1 7.04
- Davies, Ryan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
31 Docherty, Matty 26 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 6.81
25 Donnelly, Ryan 11 (22) 6 0 0 1 0 0 1 6.91
42 Duncan, Jerome 15 (10) 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 7.00
28 Field, Jack 29 1 0 0 3 6 1 1 6.93
20 Flitcroft, Darren 22 (8) 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 6.90
2 George, Mike 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
11 Gibbs, Kenny 3 (3) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.83
- Greenwood, Nigel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
29 Griffiths, Alex 14 (2) 1 0 1 (1) 2 1 0 0 6.88
4 Hall, David 35 (4) 0 0 0 1 10 0 3 7.23
13 Hammond 19 (2) 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 6.67
6 Hammond, Alan 33 (2) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.60
26 Hooper, Roy 19 (8) 1 0 0 8 0 0 1 6.93
1 Hughes, Luke 20 (4) 0 16 0 0 0 0 1 7.25
19 Jordan, Nicky 1 (3) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7.25
18 Joyce, Lewis 28 0 34 0 0 0 0 1 7.32
9 Kelly, Will 36 (2) 11 0 0 5 1 1 3 7.24
34 Martin, Daniel 2 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.33
15 McCarthy, Neil 5 (1) 1 0 1 (0) 1 0 0 0 6.33
23 Nolan, David 18 (1) 1 0 0 2 3 0 1 7.53
27 Payne, Roy 23 (8) 6 0 0 2 3 1 0 6.97
5 Phillips, Perry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
35 Platt, Richard 2 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.50
21 Reece, Ronnie 27 (3) 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 6.87
37 Russell, Ken 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.67
38 Sheppard, Marvin 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8.00
30 Stevens, James 2 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.33
22 Turner, Hayden 3 (9) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.42
14 Walton, Andrew 20 (16) 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 6.75
8 Ward, Kenny 34 (6) 10 0 0 9 0 0 2 7.10



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2026/7 Transfers
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Date Player In From Fee
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27.7.26 Adam Holbrook Forest Green Free

Date Player Out To Fee
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12.7.26 Ashley Eastham Released Free
22.7.26 Marlon Hilton Fulham Free
13.12.26 Matty Docherty Woking Loan
18.4.27 Mitchell Kelly Released Free




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2026/7 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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18.7.26 Spartak Subotica SRB H Inter-Toto Cup 3rd Rnd Leg 1 4:0 4619 T.Cooper, Kelly 2, Booth
25.7.26 Spartak Subotica SRB A Inter-Toto Cup 3rd Rnd Leg 2 0:0 7345
29.7.26 Werder Bremen GER A Inter-Toto Cup Semi Final Leg 0:4 43725
5.8.26 Werder Bremen GER H Inter-Toto Cup Semi Final Leg 3:0 14025 Blackwell, A.Hammond, Ward
22.8.26 Crystal Palace H Premier Division 2:0 20999 Kelly, T.Cooper
26.8.26 Dag & Red A Premier Division 2:3 19342 McCarthy, Walton
31.8.26 Fulham H Premier Division 0:4 20979
12.9.26 Newcastle A Premier Division 2:2 45537 Ward, T.Cooper
19.9.26 Arsenal A Premier Division 1:1 52179 Kelly
26.9.26 Stoke A Premier Division 1:1 31186 T.Cooper
3.10.26 West Ham H Premier Division 2:1 20997 T.Cooper, Donnelly
7.10.26 Cardiff H Premier Division 0:3 20980
26.10.26 Charlton H Premier Division 3:1 20964 Kelly, Blackwell 2
31.10.26 Nottm Forest A Premier Division 2:0 26883 Ward, Byrne
4.11.26 Crystal Palace A League Cup 3rd Rnd 5:2 22718 R.Payne, T.Cooper, Donnelly 2, Kelly
8.11.26 Chelsea H Premier Division 1:1 20983 T.Cooper
11.11.26 Sheff Wed A League Cup 4th Rnd 2:1 32548 Turner, Gibbs
14.11.26 Tottenham A Premier Division 1:1 31665 A.Hammond
21.11.26 Peterborough H Premier Division 2:1 20160 Duncan, Ward
28.11.26 Bristol Rovers A Premier Division 0:2 23004
2.12.26 West Ham A League Cup Qtr Final 2:1 31490 Curtis, Hooper
5.12.26 Hull H Premier Division 3:2 20998 T.Cooper 2, Ward
12.12.26 Brentford A Premier Division 0:0 17744
19.12.26 Crystal Palace A Premier Division 1:2 29560 K.Ward
26.12.26 Norwich A Premier Division 1:1 30732 W.Kelly
28.12.26 Rochdale H Premier Division 0:0 20552
30.12.26 Birmingham A Premier Division 0:0 27067
2.1.27 Yeovil A FA Cup 3rd Rnd 4:0 8426 N.Cooper, Donnelly 2, Duncan
5.1.27 Fulham A Premier Division 1:2 27923 Field
16.1.27 Arsenal H Premier Division 3:0 20982 Blackwell 2 (1 pen), Payne
23.1.27 Sunderland H FA Cup 4th Rnd 2:2 6376 Curtis, Ward
27.1.27 Fleetwood H League Cup Semi Final Leg 1 3:0 14223 Griffiths pen, N.Cooper, Burns
30.1.27 Cardiff A Premier Division 3:0 29443 T.Cooper 2, Payne
3.2.27 Sunderland A FA Cup 4th Rnd Replay 0:1 36214
6.2.27 Newcastle H Premier Division 1:1 20967 Kelly
10.2.27 Stoke H Premier Division 1:0 20973 Curtis
17.2.27 Fleetwood A League Cup Semi Final Leg 2 0:0 3320
24.2.27 Dag & Red H Premier Division 2:0 20129 Blackwell pen, Payne
27.2.27 Nottm Forest H Premier Division 0:1 20977
3.3.27 West Ham A Premier Division 1:2 31263 Curtis
7.3.27 Charlton A Premier Division 1:2 32619 T.Cooper
20.3.27 Birmingham H Premier Division 3:0 20960 A.Hammond, T.Cooper, Duncan
4.4.27 Nottm Forest N League Cup Final 2:0 80705 Kelly, Donnelly
7.4.27 Chelsea A Premier Division 1:3 37094 Payne
10.4.27 Bristol Rovers H Premier Division 2:0 20305 Nolan, Payne
17.4.27 Hull A Premier Division 2:1 28357 T.Cooper, Ward
21.4.27 Tottenham H Premier Division 1:1 20951 Kelly
24.4.27 Peterborough A Premier Division 1:0 19129 Curtis
1.5.27 Brentford H Premier Division 3:0 19222 Ward, Curtis, Walton
10.5.27 Rochdale A Premier Division 0:0 14482
23.5.27 Norwich H Premier Division 4:0 20960 W.Kelly, Duncan 2, Ward

Baron Zbimg
07-12-14, 10:44 AM
Great season, and the quality of the youngsters is waaaay up ... Looking forward to the players section !!

Redknapp69
07-12-14, 10:55 AM
On the young cep that came through I'm delighted you have a Welshman there!

But David Nolan looks an outstanding defensive prospect and the pick of the bunch?

Wahoooooo - a league cup win! Major congratulations for that piece of silverware!

Had a tough draw in Intertoto - would be great to see Vauxhall Motors drive to future European games :car: :lol:

Solid again in the league which is good. May take a couple more years building that squad to the standard needed to challenge the top but I'm amazed on what you are doing now :ok:

Baron Zbimg
07-12-14, 11:03 AM
Europe again next year is fantastic and will maybe speed up the development if the players ? I have no idea if that's a factor. Winning Silverware with that team is an amazing achievement.

BobMem
07-12-14, 08:51 PM
Congratulations on the LC win! :first:

Great season, steady progress, and some excellent youngsters coming through.

kuy
07-12-14, 10:32 PM
Great season, well done on winning the League Cup! Nolan looks like a great young player and he seems to be performing well. Who's Adam Holbrook that you signed from Forest Green?

Jesus
08-12-14, 01:15 AM
Congrats on the league cup and a successful season in all. Your latest academy graduates look like they might bloom in to something good so there's hope for the future.

Mark
08-12-14, 10:48 AM
Congrats on the League Cup win at last! 8th is another great achievement too, especially as an improvement on last season!

The new lads look decent, here's hoping it's the start of a steady stream of decent youth players! Good to see that you're getting so many in now that you can start to sell and reshape the squad.

Has Danny Fearnehough retired now? Noticed he isn't on the 'The Gone' section anymore.

Kingsley
08-12-14, 10:52 AM
Every year you do better than the previous one, so you must be doing something right. League Cup should see Vauxhall into Europe !

Hard to see how you can top 8th place, but if anyone can do it, you can.

Dermotron
08-12-14, 11:25 AM
Nice to get first major trophy on the board :ok:

Some promising youngsters coming through too.

Baron Zbimg
08-12-14, 11:47 AM
Tell us when the players section is updated ;)

merkezekrem
08-12-14, 11:51 AM
Sure thing :ok: hope to do it tonight

Redknapp69
08-12-14, 01:09 PM
Ah yes - You'll be in Europe! Excellent news!

merkezekrem
08-12-14, 08:22 PM
Goalkeepers, Defenders and Midfielders updated

merkezekrem
09-12-14, 06:30 PM
Strikers updated too :ok: Sorry for the noncomplete update but Skeletor demanded haste.

Thanks for all the cheers and congrats. You are the reason I'm writing all these :humble::humble::drama::drama:


Red: Nolan is amazing. I think I hit the jackpot at last. Will try him in the center for some games next year.

Kuy: Adam Holbrook is a scout. I didn't pay compensation but it still shows in this print stuff :tsk:

Mark: Putting players on trransfer list feels like a very spoiled thing to do :lol: I'll get used to it soon, hopefully.

Fearnehough sadly retired. I tried to sign him as a coach but it was not possible as he was still palying for another team. I cant find him from "find player" section to show his history. Ah well.

Onward and forward!

kuy
09-12-14, 11:49 PM
All the keepers look good, as do Field, Nolan, and Griffiths in defence and Hall in midfield - strong spine to your team there, should keep the 'Goals Against' column looking good!

Baron Zbimg
10-12-14, 01:06 PM
Nolan is looking like a beast and you now have very decent options in midfield.

Very sad to see THE legend leave, has he found a new club ?

Blackwell's atts are decreasing quickly, I bet next season will be his last. Now if your academy produces a good striker you'll be in Europe regularly ... Thanks for the amazing updates it's really awesome.

merkezekrem
15-12-14, 08:53 PM
SEASON 18:

- Well done again Mr.Kez. I am really impressed how you always do better each season.

- I had done worse in my 5th season tho.

- Get out of here! You know what I mean. I am delighted with the progress you made. And you've won the League Cup! Our first cup ever! We are even considering to ask for a place in europe this season! Look where you've bought us!

- Thank you man. We'll do our best next season. So, back to biz. How many gems did the academy came up with, this year?

- None.

- None?

- Nada

- Nada?

- Zip.

- Zip?

- Nill.

- Nill?

- Lan anlasana amunagoduğumun hiç işte yarrak kafalı sikozan!

- Haa. Right. Well shit!

- Go and go to europe please.

- Right. I'll do that.

The Cups:

The League Cup:


We've gone to the semi's this year, loosing 1-2 at home and drawing 1-1 away, Hull got past us. On the way we've beaten Dag&Red, Burton Albion and weakling Everton.


The F.A Cup:



Started with Leyton Orient, 3-0, Brighton 2-0, Norwich 1-0, Brentford 4-2 and finally at the final:


http://i57.tinypic.com/2cn7gpx.jpg

Lower divison team Totties didn't have a chance! Get in! Our other cup!




The UEFA Cup:

1st round was against Frankfurt. They had 1 player and we only beat them 1-0 and 2-0 to play against Mallorca. They had 6 players and 1-1 was our away score. At home, we beat them 2-0 and got through. 3rd Round was against Sevilla. 0-0 away and same for those, 2-0! Again 0-0 away in our first match against Marseille in the next round and 2-1 win at home. In the Q-Final we were against Gençlerbirliği and guess what, 0-0 draw away in the first match! And a 1-0 at home saw us face Real Madrid away, first match aaaaannnndddd.....


http://i62.tinypic.com/29lh76d.jpg


They had it hard. 0-1 win for us!



We were to play against Red Star Belgrade
They got to the UEFA Cup by eleminating from Champions Cup. Beaten Monaco, Fenerbahçe, Dag & Red and Bursaspor on the way.

and us too...
http://i61.tinypic.com/33as9ax.jpg





The League:

We did top the table in week 1!!! Who-hooo!

http://i61.tinypic.com/2nu81m0.jpg


and week 2...

http://i57.tinypic.com/2e3y0w0.jpg


and week 3!!!


http://i62.tinypic.com/nuph5.jpg



The season went on and on... by week 7...


We were still 1st!

http://i61.tinypic.com/125gd9w.jpg



but at week 23...



We were 1st again!!!

http://i57.tinypic.com/2im8eg5.jpg



Week 27 was poor...



Coz Hull could get past us!

http://i57.tinypic.com/32zq77n.jpg



And they did :(
With 5 matches to go, this was the table and the fixture


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http://i62.tinypic.com/96mgwl.jpg


1-1 draw at home...


after 3 wins in a row, didn't matter, we were already the champions!

http://i57.tinypic.com/8xtssg.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/4fzr50.jpg


http://i61.tinypic.com/zu47jn.jpg
http://i59.tinypic.com/214cw1s.jpg


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Season's Stuff:



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http://i62.tinypic.com/jugx7r.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2j3nnyd.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/vwx1m9.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/29z3ebd.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/2vigzgl.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/j5caja.jpg


Tactic:

http://i60.tinypic.com/107n9g2.jpg

Everything thicked with this. Hooper had 20 for crossing and Payne's AM/F L worked good, I didn't have to loose a player in midfield but managed to get forwards 3 :ok:

When Payne got tired, I played Platt on left as Hooper, he also has 20 for crossing and used Donnelly on the right wit an arrow forward as he has 20 for long shots.




Players:

Goalkeepers:



Joyce and Hughes shared the goal nearly in the middle, by terms of games played. James played better and conceeded far less so he goes first:

In fact he did 0.13 worse than last year but conceeded nearly half! (34 in 28 games last year.) Got +8

http://i61.tinypic.com/34dojdt.jpg

Hughes did 0.15 worse, played more and conceeded more. He got +1 to anticipation, that's all.

http://i58.tinypic.com/2h7ewbm.jpg

Bill Bates got a lot of praise from the trainers. He played 1 game more than last year. :) He got +3

http://i60.tinypic.com/2ufufy9.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/2lzvjb.jpg

Ken Russell got +10, +1 to handling and +3 to strength

http://i59.tinypic.com/2qatikx.jpg




Defenders:



On the Left:

Byrne was the maan! Played 0.07 better, scored 3 more but assisted 2 less. Also tackled 0.3 less. Still a great season and got called to the B team. He got +8 and -2, -1 for marking and teamwork. hmm.

http://i59.tinypic.com/22ky87.jpg

Will Cross crossed 1 more but played 0.20 worse. He got -10. Not playing gets him hard.

http://i62.tinypic.com/qx5pis.jpg

On The Right:

I decided to play Nolan in the center so Field got his place back. He played 0.38 better and assisted 4 more. He got -4 :confused:

http://i57.tinypic.com/314frtj.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/w86gxf.jpg

Stevens got the place by doing well in training and getting mentioned about it. He played 1.11 better, but that was 2 matches for him lasty season. He got +7

http://i58.tinypic.com/xfuj9t.jpg

George was in reserves. He got -16

http://i59.tinypic.com/2eb5qb8.jpg

In The Center:
I played Nolan whenever possible. He might be the difference of the season in defence. He played 0.33 worse but tackled 1.3 more. He got +29 and -1 to teamwork. fuck the teamwork :D

http://i60.tinypic.com/2crt72u.jpg

Reece was his usual partner but he got bad forms around so got cut a lot. He played 0.27 better and tackled 0.6 worse. He got -6 and +6. -1 to tackling is wierd.

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Alex Griffiths found place both on right and center. He did 0.17 better and got +13. +5 to Strenght and +1 to determination is good.

http://i60.tinypic.com/30mspvs.jpg

Big Hammond did 0.23 better. He got +2 and -10. Too early to go down so much.

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I played Flitcroft in defence mostly so he goes here. He played 0.03 worse and tackled 0.2 better. Scored 2 goals, nice. He got +7

http://i57.tinypic.com/34xlro8.jpg

The rest is like this. Davies got +3. Transfer listed.

http://i60.tinypic.com/2vagrag.jpg

Hammond got +3

http://i60.tinypic.com/245g4kz.jpg

Martin got +34!

http://i61.tinypic.com/2nb5xrr.jpg

Phillips got -13

http://i59.tinypic.com/2hmltgh.jpg



The Midfielders:



The man of the season is hmm, Ward or Hooper. I'll start with DMC's:

Hall played 0.21 better and assisted 7 more! He got -5 :noidea:

http://i58.tinypic.com/30xbvrq.jpg

Sheppard got good referances from the coaches so he got some game time. He di good. He got +4 to anticipation, creativity, decisions, marking and +5 to off the ball and positioning, total of +49 and -1 to set pieces.

http://i62.tinypic.com/2ephbv5.jpg

My usual trio is Roy Hooper on the right, with crossing. He played 0.46 better, scored 1 less but assisted 9 more. He got -1 to determination and +2 (influence and jumping).

http://i60.tinypic.com/wqpxjd.jpg

Kenny Ward was in the middle and scored 6 more than last year and played 0.33 better. He got +11.

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Roy Payne scored 2 less but assisted 2 more. He played 0.06 better and got +11

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My main subs were Donnally for Ward or Hooper, Platt for Payne and Walton for both :).

Platt got many many games more and was great. He mainly played in cups and europe. He got +35

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Walton did 0.14 better, scored 2 more assisted 1 less. He got -4 and +3.

http://i57.tinypic.com/2sb1kjl.jpg

Donnelly scored 1 less but assisted 3 more and did 0.16 better. He got +7. His long shots was 19 or 20 throughout the season but he finished with 18, same as last year.

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Blackwell was sadly back-back-up. He got +7 and -9. -6 to stamina

http://i58.tinypic.com/2mocc29.jpg

Burns got +25

http://i60.tinypic.com/2n6689z.jpg

Turner got -1 and +2.

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Forwards:

Getting Tom Cooper to the attack position was a great idea. He scored 2 less tho but played 0.34 better and assisted 5 more. He got -3, decisions, positioning and teamwork.

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Will Kelly scored 14 more! He played 0.49 better and got -14 and +3. :cry: He scored our first goal for england and selected players player of the year tho!

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John Curtis finally made his come back. He played 0.53 better, scored 15 more! He got -2 and +10.

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Duncan got some gametime. He scored 4 more and played 0.18 better. He got -3 and +6.

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Booth got -18 and +1

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Docherty got -6 and +1

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Neil Cooper got -2 and +16

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The Gone:


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http://i57.tinypic.com/2hdp8p3.jpg

:lol:


The Print:




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Vauxhall Motors - Sunday 21st May 2028
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Squad
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No Name Position(s) Nat Born Age Caps Gls Wages Expires Value
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33 Bates, Billy GK ENG 16.5.04 24 - - ¤140K 16.6.31 ¤775K
21 Blackwell, Danny M RC ENG 11.1.95 33 - - ¤675K 17.6.29 ¤190K
15 Booth, Nick S C ENG 24.5.02 25 - - ¤100K 22.6.30 ¤2.4M
29 Burns, Ben M C ENG 2.8.08 19 - - ¤45K 7.6.30 ¤825K
3 Byrne, Matthew D/M RLC ENG 9.3.06 22 - - ¤160K 2.6.32 ¤5M
24 Cooper, Neil S C ENG 27.6.05 22 - - ¤50K 6.6.29 ¤1.5M
9 Cooper, Tom F C ENG 5.9.04 23 - - ¤575K 2.6.33 ¤6.75M
12 Cross, Will D/M L ENG 2.5.98 30 - - ¤375K 6.6.30 ¤1.5M
19 Curtis, John S C ENG 15.6.97 30 - - ¤1M 22.6.31 ¤2.9M
- Davies, Ryan D C ENG 7.8.03 24 - - ¤40K 16.6.29 ¤140K
26 Docherty, Matty S C ENG 28.10.04 23 - - ¤150K 12.6.30 ¤2.4M
35 Donnelly, Ryan M C ENG 26.8.08 19 - - ¤50K 11.6.30 ¤3.8M
16 Duncan, Jerome S C ENG 2.12.05 22 - - ¤240K 2.6.32 ¤6.75M
32 Field, Jack D R ENG 22.7.06 21 - - ¤325K 1.6.32 ¤5M
4 Flitcroft, Darren D/DM C ENG 16.5.06 22 - - ¤550K 2.6.32 ¤3.3M
14 George, Mike D R ENG 18.9.94 33 - - ¤400K 2.6.28 ¤12K
20 Griffiths, Alex D RC ENG 27.10.08 19 - - ¤28K 11.6.30 ¤1.6M
6 Hall, David D/DM C ENG 24.9.04 23 4 - ¤450K 10.6.29 ¤8.5M
23 Hammond D C ENG 13.9.03 24 - - ¤80K 2.6.29 ¤1.2M
5 Hammond, Alan D C ENG 7.9.01 26 - - ¤95K 22.6.30 ¤2.7M
7 Hooper, Roy M R ENG 2.4.05 23 - - ¤160K 2.6.32 ¤7M
1 Hughes, Luke GK ENG 21.4.02 26 - - ¤110K 24.6.30 ¤4.5M
13 Joyce, Lewis GK ENG 30.9.03 24 - - ¤45K 2.6.30 ¤2.7M
10 Kelly, Will S C ENG 24.2.03 25 4 1 ¤950K 18.6.30 ¤15M
30 Martin, Daniel D C ENG 18.4.10 18 - - ¤55K 13.6.31 ¤925K
2 Nolan, David D RC ENG 17.1.09 19 - - ¤300K 19.6.35 ¤4.7M
11 Payne, Roy AM/F L ENG 25.3.08 20 - - ¤45K 27.6.30 ¤7.5M
18 Phillips, Perry D C ENG 9.10.94 33 - - ¤350K 12.6.29 ¤250K
25 Platt, Richard AM LC WAL 29.1.08 20 - - ¤55K 25.6.31 ¤3.3M
31 Reece, Ronnie D RC ENG 15.4.06 22 - - ¤475K 2.6.32 ¤3.2M
34 Russell, Ken GK ENG 13.2.06 22 - - ¤28K 11.6.30 ¤475K
27 Sheppard, Marvin DM C ENG 14.5.09 19 - - ¤55K 25.6.30 ¤2.1M
28 Stevens, James D R ENG 27.2.04 24 - - ¤95K 16.6.31 ¤3.2M
22 Turner, Hayden DM RC ENG 17.3.95 33 - - ¤250K 24.6.30 ¤400K
17 Walton, Andrew M RLC ENG 19.3.07 21 - - ¤16K 11.6.29 ¤2.9M
8 Ward, Kenny AM C ENG 17.4.01 27 1 - ¤650K 22.6.31 ¤9.25M



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2027/8 Senior Club Stats
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No Name Apps Gls Con Pens Asts Yel Red MoM Av R
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33 Bates, Billy 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
21 Blackwell, Danny 7 (3) 2 0 1 (1) 1 0 0 1 7.00
15 Booth, Nick 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
29 Burns, Ben 3 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.80
3 Byrne, Matthew 44 4 0 0 2 5 0 1 7.36
24 Cooper, Neil 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
9 Cooper, Tom 37 (8) 12 0 0 7 0 0 4 7.71
12 Cross, Will 18 (1) 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 6.95
19 Curtis, John 31 (13) 21 0 0 6 1 1 10 7.57
- Davies, Ryan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
26 Docherty, Matty 0 (4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.50
35 Donnelly, Ryan 21 (16) 5 0 0 4 1 2 2 7.05
16 Duncan, Jerome 20 (8) 9 0 0 3 1 0 0 7.18
32 Field, Jack 39 1 1 0 7 5 1 0 7.31
4 Flitcroft, Darren 19 (11) 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 6.87
14 George, Mike 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
20 Griffiths, Alex 16 (3) 2 0 3 (2) 0 1 0 0 7.05
6 Hall, David 40 (3) 1 0 0 8 11 0 2 7.44
23 Hammond 4 (1) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 6.80
5 Hammond, Alan 23 (1) 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 6.83
7 Hooper, Roy 44 (5) 0 0 0 17 0 0 4 7.39
1 Hughes, Luke 30 (1) 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 7.10
13 Joyce, Lewis 31 (1) 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 7.19
10 Kelly, Will 38 (3) 25 0 7 (7) 3 1 0 4 7.73
30 Martin, Daniel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
2 Nolan, David 44 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 7.20
11 Payne, Roy 34 (5) 4 0 0 4 1 0 0 7.03
18 Phillips, Perry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ----
25 Platt, Richard 17 (12) 6 0 0 5 0 0 2 7.38
31 Reece, Ronnie 31 (5) 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 7.14
34 Russell, Ken 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.00
27 Sheppard, Marvin 14 (13) 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 7.19
28 Stevens, James 18 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 7.44
22 Turner, Hayden 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00
17 Walton, Andrew 17 (29) 4 0 0 3 4 0 1 6.89
8 Ward, Kenny 41 (5) 16 0 0 7 1 0 4 7.43



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2027/8 Transfers
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Date Player In From Fee
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None

Date Player Out To Fee
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2.6.27 Nicky Jordan Released Free
16.6.27 Neil McCarthy Released Free
4.12.27 Nigel Greenwood Released Free




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2027/8 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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22.7.27 Concord Rangers H Friendly 3:1 9864 Hooper, Duncan, A.Griffiths pen
30.7.27 Bognor Regis H Friendly 3:0 9862 Duncan, Donnelly, Walton
9.8.27 Atlético Madrid ESP H Friendly 3:0 9572 Hooper, Ward, Donnelly
21.8.27 Wigan A Premier Division 4:0 23665 A.Hammond, T.Cooper, Kelly, Byrne
25.8.27 Crystal Palace H Premier Division 3:1 22492 K.Ward 2, T.Cooper
30.8.27 Brighton H Premier Division 4:1 22476 Kelly 3 (2 pens), Donnelly
12.9.27 Fulham A Premier Division 0:1 28870
16.9.27 Frankfurt GER A UEFA Cup 1st Rnd Leg 1 1:0 35274 Flitcroft
19.9.27 West Ham A Premier Division 1:0 31265 Kelly
25.9.27 Nottm Forest H Premier Division 1:0 22491 Kelly pen
30.9.27 Frankfurt GER H UEFA Cup 1st Rnd Leg 2 2:0 6015 Hammond, Duncan
3.10.27 Peterborough A Premier Division 1:1 22953 Kelly
6.10.27 Dag & Red H Premier Division 1:1 20169 Kelly pen
16.10.27 Gillingham H Premier Division 4:0 20605 Payne, Kelly pen, Flitcroft, T.Cooper
21.10.27 Mallorca ESP A UEFA Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 1:1 8322 Duncan
25.10.27 Rochdale A Premier Division 1:0 15306 T.Cooper
27.10.27 Burton Albion A League Cup 3rd Rnd 4:0 3866 Curtis, Duncan 2, Cross
30.10.27 Charlton H Premier Division 0:0 22488
4.11.27 Mallorca ESP H UEFA Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 2:0 5322 Platt, Griffiths pen
7.11.27 Chelsea A Premier Division 1:2 36946 Curtis
10.11.27 Dag & Red A League Cup 4th Rnd 1:0 3537 Curtis
13.11.27 Birmingham H Premier Division 1:1 22479 T.Cooper
18.11.27 Sevilla ESP A UEFA Cup 3rd Rnd Leg 1 0:0 35881
21.11.27 Hull A Premier Division 2:1 28258 Byrne, Ward
27.11.27 Stoke H Premier Division 2:2 22464 Ward, Kelly
2.12.27 Sevilla ESP H UEFA Cup 3rd Rnd Leg 2 2:0 14117 Griffiths pen, Curtis
6.12.27 Brentford A Premier Division 0:2 17575
8.12.27 Everton A League Cup Qtr Final 2:0 36421 Ward, Blackwell pen
11.12.27 Arsenal H Premier Division 4:0 22469 T.Cooper, Payne, Donnelly, Curtis
18.12.27 Bristol Rovers A Premier Division 3:2 22935 Kelly 2, Platt
22.12.27 Crystal Palace A Premier Division 4:0 30174 Byrne, Kelly, K.Ward, Walton
26.12.27 Wigan H Premier Division 4:0 22487 T.Cooper, Kelly 2, Payne
28.12.27 Cardiff H Premier Division 1:2 22464 Donnelly
1.1.28 Fulham H Premier Division 3:2 22461 Kelly, Ward, Donnelly
8.1.28 Leyton Orient A FA Cup 3rd Rnd 3:0 8971 Curtis 2, Blackwell
16.1.28 West Ham H Premier Division 2:0 22495 K.Ward, Kelly pen
22.1.28 Brighton A Premier Division 0:1 30695
26.1.28 Hull H League Cup Semi Final Leg 1 1:2 14119 Duncan
29.1.28 Chelsea H FA Cup 4th Rnd 2:1 5600 Curtis, Duncan
2.2.28 Dag & Red A Premier Division 4:4 18854 T.Cooper, Platt 2, Kelly
5.2.28 Gillingham A Premier Division 1:2 10408 Platt
12.2.28 Brighton A FA Cup 5th Rnd 2:0 25982 Kelly, Ward
16.2.28 Rochdale H Premier Division 1:1 20738 Ward
26.2.28 Nottm Forest A Premier Division 6:2 26977 Reece 2, Kelly 2, T.Cooper, Byrne
29.2.28 Hull A League Cup Semi Final Leg 2 1:1 28219 T.Cooper
2.3.28 Marseille FRA A UEFA Cup 4th Rnd Leg 1 0:0 36074
5.3.28 Peterborough H Premier Division 0:1 21404
9.3.28 Marseille FRA H UEFA Cup 4th Rnd Leg 2 2:1 14077 Donnelly, Duncan
11.3.28 Norwich H FA Cup Qtr Final 1:0 14115 W.Kelly
16.3.28 Gençlerbirligi TUR A UEFA Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 0:0 15942
19.3.28 Birmingham A Premier Division 2:2 26610 Kelly, Payne
23.3.28 Gençlerbirligi TUR H UEFA Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 1:0 16339 Curtis
1.4.28 Chelsea H Premier Division 3:0 22469 Tejero og, Curtis 2
6.4.28 Real Madrid ESP A UEFA Cup Semi Final Leg 1 1:0 71552 Curtis
9.4.28 Brentford N FA Cup Semi Final 4:2 32603 Stevens, Walton, T.Cooper, Sheppard
12.4.28 Charlton A Premier Division 4:1 32774 Kelly, Curtis 3
15.4.28 Hull H Premier Division 2:0 22473 Hall, Ward
20.4.28 Real Madrid ESP H UEFA Cup Semi Final Leg 2 3:1 14094 Camacho og, Walton 2
23.4.28 Brentford H Premier Division 3:1 20673 Ward, Curtis, Field
29.4.28 Arsenal A Premier Division 2:1 52265 Ward, Duncan
3.5.28 Stoke A Premier Division 1:0 30548 Curtis
6.5.28 Bristol Rovers H Premier Division 1:1 21572 Duncan
13.5.28 Tottenham N FA Cup Final 3:1 80727 Ward, Curtis, T.Cooper
17.5.28 Red Star SRB N UEFA Cup Final 1:4 58736 Ward
21.5.28 Cardiff A Premier Division 6:1 29095 Platt, Curtis 3, Ward, Kelly pen

Jesus
15-12-14, 08:59 PM
Wow. Wow. Wow. You've done it. You've gone from Conference to Premier League champions with a team full of graduates. Not only that but you've won both domestic cups and came so close to winning the UEFA Cup at the first time of trying. An amazing managerial accomplishment Merk, that tactic is a thing of beauty and this has been a great read :ok:

merkezekrem
15-12-14, 09:09 PM
The Save: https://www.sendspace.com/file/0wyvjd

Baron Zbimg
15-12-14, 09:32 PM
Awesome story and ... WOW. Incredible result and incredible how you get marginal talent to overperform, Will Kelly's season was a thing of beauty. The first team is very solid now. What is the record for games played, goals scored of the gone ? Especially McCarthy.

I'd also be very interested to see the best scorers/youngest/best assists etc since the first year.


Please keep on going ;)

Redknapp69
15-12-14, 10:35 PM
Bloody hell - how the heck did you manage to win the league! :shocked: :eek:

Massive congrats - unbelievable effort :hail:

All worship to Vauxhall Motors :car:

Kingsley
16-12-14, 01:25 AM
Phenomenal.

Every year I thought that you were going to get it tough and evry year you exceeded expectations. To win the premier league with a team of only academy players must be a first ever. What next, European trophy ? You have won everything else.

kuy
16-12-14, 03:23 AM
Incredible work! Next stop, Europe!

BobMem
16-12-14, 10:15 AM
Truly fantastic effort! This story makes me want to try the same thing!

Just the champions league to win then... :lol:

Mark
16-12-14, 10:52 AM
FA Cup Winners?!
UEFA Cup Runners Up?!
PREMIERSHIP WINNERS?!

:faint:

Vauxhall have revved their way to glory!

Dermotron
16-12-14, 12:21 PM
:hail:


What now for the Factory Boys?

churky
16-12-14, 02:19 PM
You've basically completed the game.

pieriedaczi
16-12-14, 04:00 PM
Congrats, now start new game and do some shopping.:hungry:
By the way, on what patch have you done this?

merkezekrem
16-12-14, 06:22 PM
Thanks everyone :ok:

When I started, I really just focused on getting to the premiere but since I've made it in 16 seasons, the premier of the first 10 years was gone. There were some teams doing better with 4-5-1 and some doing better with 4-3-3 but they were low rep teams so didn't get that many great players and all the players were regens so big teams didn't buy those for the same reason. I don't think I would have survived with this team in the premier of the first seasons.

That said, the teams in Europe have very few players (Barça has 11 and PSV has 10 non-grey players for this years final) . I didn't want to risk the save so only started with England selected. I played with a 2.smt.smt tapani patch so that was risky enough.

So I thought this was the end for me but seeing many people want the CL, I might give it a go for a season. You can think of this story ended but there might be another scene after the credits ;)



Awesome story and ... WOW. Incredible result and incredible how you get marginal talent to overperform, Will Kelly's season was a thing of beauty. The first team is very solid now. What is the record for games played, goals scored of the gone ? Especially McCarthy.

I'd also be very interested to see the best scorers/youngest/best assists etc since the first year.


Please keep on going ;)

McCarthy is still without a club. You can see the gonners' games and such in "the gone" section :)

I'll later put up records and such :ok:

Jesus
16-12-14, 07:48 PM
It would be interesting to see how difficult it would have been if you had loaded more leagues.

churky
16-12-14, 10:32 PM
This is major success not because you've done it with youth only, but because it was with non-wibwob tactics AND youth only. I can't stress that enough. Any kind of sensible wibwobbing makes tactics in this game way overpowered and render player quality irrelevant.

merkezekrem
25-12-14, 05:50 PM
SEASON 18:

- Hello Mr. Bartlow

- Hello hero of Vauxhall Motors! You have done it! You have shown the bastards in F.A. and UEFA and everyone that you can win the premiere league with only players from the youth academy! You are one hell of a manager boy.

- Why thank you Mr. Bartlow. Now that we've done it, any chance to get our transfer freedom back?

- I'm afraid not son. They still want the 2.smt smt billion Euros.

- Ah well, we can make more money now that we are in the Champions League. Want me to get that for you too?

- Of couse boy. That would be amazing and mark our name in Europe too!

- Well maybe we should play our games as Opel Motors there eh?

- Why is that?

- Well you know, they don't have Vauxhall cars in europe, they are named Opel

- Really?! I though they couldn't afford our great cars!

- Really?! Well nevermind, it might be a good advertising for Opel.

- Yeah, yeah. Oh and congrads on winning the F.A Cup also, that was a nice touch, now we have all the Cups of England in the museum.

- Yeah, but we don't have a Vans Trophy

- Screw that.

- Any new young boys for me?

- Sadly, no. They were so busy cheering for the league run, we forgot to teach them anything.

- Aw maan, this is 2. season without a new player.

- The old ones are doing so good, no need. Now go and do at least the same again please

- Sure thing.

The Season:



We got Fenerbahçe and some other teams in the CL and beat them in first 2 matces and this happened:

http://i62.tinypic.com/2je4ak5.jpg

I think it has something to do with tapani patch because I didn't get the first picture of our update team march 2014 before. Well I am greatly happy and glad this didn't happen before as I don't make save saves every season. Don't know where my last save was, before this. I have the save I sent here but while I was playing the season, I wasnt very entusiastic about it. I feel like the job is done and a good story ended. So get this:



When I went to Mr. Bartlow's office some weeks later, he wasn't anywhere to be found. Hell the office wasn't there to be found! I looked around in disbelief and started to head back to the training grounds, only to find it deserted, with some constraction worker getting measures.

- Hello, I said, what is oging on here?

- Who the hell are you? We are working here. Leave immidiately!

- Who the hell I am? I am the manager of this club! I am the one who took this club from conferance and made champion of Premiere League of England! I am...

- Yeah yeah, shut it. This club is now Manchester City.

- What?! This is not even Manchester! I guess. What are you talking about!

- Well our owner Abdul Bin Arabadan In decided to take us back to Premeier and so he bought the club and chenged it's name to Manchester Citty.

- You mean City?

- Now he can't do that can he. Well the Chinese and Tawianese and Indonesians won't know the difference. That is where the money is. now sod off

- But...But what about me?

- Do you know about constraction?

- Constraction of teams is my job!

- Not that kind. Like walls and stuff.

- No.

- Well get the fuck off of the construction site then. Go find another job in another team.

THE END

Redknapp69
26-12-14, 07:59 PM
Devastated about the save but as you said - all has been achieved here

To do this just from youth players (and non-wib wob) is nothing short of extraordinary!

Great Chairman/Manager meetings and the detail you put into the youth att's development was a hell of a job!

I'm throwing it out there (for the sheer challenge of doing this only with youth players and non wib wob) as a shout for HOF! :ok:

Kingsley
05-01-15, 09:16 AM
Seconded for HOF. This is a fantastic achievement. Thanks for the entertainment.

Sad that it had to end with the game breaking, rather than under your own terms, but you managed to turn it round into a suitable ending.

Mark
05-01-15, 11:40 AM
Hmm, could you not just revert to the previous patch that you had installed?

But fair play on ending it anyway as you may have taken the club as far as it could go. Shame you didn't get a chance to have a go in Europe though.

Well done, merk! I'm sure this story will indeed end up in the Hall of Fame!

ZanSnake
06-01-15, 07:10 PM
Definetly destined for Hall of Fame!

:hail:

BobMem
22-04-15, 03:51 PM
:bump: for HoF nomination!

This story I know inspired a few people to try something similar. :ok:

ebfatz
22-04-15, 03:58 PM
Another one missed.

That AMC was a rubbish mod!! :lol:

On it now!

ZanSnake
22-04-15, 06:07 PM
Another one missed.

That AMC was a rubbish mod!! :lol:

On it now!

Fair-play to the lad, he did die a few times :P

merkezekrem
23-04-15, 08:28 AM
Cheers for this :ok:

I'll update the first page for shortcuts soon then :ok: