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Building a City...

Started on 24 October 2014 by Jamesg237
Latest Reply on 7 April 2015 by Jamesg237
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Great season mate - good luck with the upcoming season as well!!
You've lost a lot of players, but hopefully the ones you signed are quality and can make up for the losses :)
Great updates James, and a great season!
You were unlucky to have missed out on the play-offs, and considering the board's targets, that show's how well you did. Hopefully the new signings will help you get into the play-offs this time around though (or better!), good luck :)
cracking signings and I think your gonna have good times this season :)
basham97:Fortunately we have a couple of players who could make the jump up from reserves to first team. We will still be lacking some quality so kind of got to hope for a injury free seasons. The club just don’t have the funds to sign more players.

TonkaWolves115:Thanks very much for the support.

Neal:A lot of players did leave and unfortunately some only left as I couldn’t offer them the wages they wanted.

pompeyblue:We were unlucky but it came down to just one month that let us down. To achieve the same end result again this coming season will be difficult, but you never know.

No1VillaFan:Some decent signings but nowhere near enough of them, which might let us down as the season progresses.

August: Decisions decisions...

A very frustrating start to the season and it has shown that despite finishing last season on a good run of form, we have shown that we aren’t going to pick up from where we left off. It was vital that we started the season with a good run of games that would stand us in good stead for the remainder of the season. I think this month has painted the picture of how our season is going to go; being able to beat the majority of the teams below us but when it comes to games against the teams that will be fighting for promotion; we will fall apart at the seams. In my opinion, which is possibly over exaggerated, we are going to be dragged into a relegation battle before we know it and I don’t think it is one we can win. I think the main issue is not the lack of quality in the squad but the lack of backroom staff to help develop the players’ attributes which have only declined since I joined the club. Alongside this is the beyond poor training facilities at the club which the board of directors will not invest in. The club will not make progress if they are not willing to support whoever is in charge with some financial backing but they are just not giving people. It’s not like I would be stupid and blow everything in the budget but it would be good to try and attract some players with the quality that we are going to certainly need this season.

It is quite possible that I am over reacting and should be trying to pick out the positives of the month. Aaron Wint got his goal scoring account open this month with two goals and they were two very good goals. He has shown that he is going to put up a fight against Dayle Southwell and Marc Newsham and strive to be named on the team sheet. Other players have contributed very little despite us having scored thirteen goals so far this season. That is not a bad return until you see that we have conceded ten goals already which does not make the future look positive. Goal difference can be a contributing factor to whether a club stays in a league, gains a play-off spot or gains promotion. Unfortunately, like I have said in this update, I don’t have the resources available to improve the defence and the club are not giving me any backing despite getting them into the Conference. I am confident that if I had some financial backing, I could have got in some better defensive players into the club which would have given me more room to rotate and shut up shop.

As you can tell from this update I am not in a positive frame of mind in regards to the upcoming season and maybe a big decision needs to be made.

Player of the Month – Aaron Wint

Not great but could have been worse mate! you will recover very well though I am sure :)
Just got to find that bit of consistency, it will come!
love this ,, stick with them mate
Tough month, very up and down just like the start to last season. I'm sure things will improve once you can string two or three wins together :)
I'm sure a few wins will help your team gain some momentum - it's still really early in the season you can get things running again!
No1VillaFan:It could have been a whole lot better! We definitely haven’t picked up from where we left off last season.

Justice:The consistency needs to come quick but I am not too confident at the minute.

toffeeman75:Thank you for your support.

Neal:A lot didn’t seem to go our way. Wins are in desperate need if we are going to do well this season.

Walter:Momentum is something that we desperately need. It is early days but it isn’t looking good.

Easy Decision...

As most of you could probably tell from my last update, but there has been a decision which has to be made. I had been far from pleased with my Boston United side’s performance in the first month of my third season in charge of the club. I had headed into the new season with in a positive frame of mind and really did expect the club to pick up from where it left off last season. However, the month didn’t go according to plan and we struggled to get any kind of form going. This poor showing really knocked my own confidence in my ability to improve on our close play-off spot call last season. I really cannot see how I can improve the squad when I have had next to no backing in the transfer market and have not been allowed to improve the backroom staff. Every support I have seeked from the board of directors has been rebuffed. It looks like any progress that the club could make is going to be hindered by the people who want the club to progress the most; the board of directors.

Back on Football Manager 14 I took the decision to resign from Grimsby Town despite having quite a good time at the club. Some of the readers of the story felt I may have made the wrong decision to leave the club and there was still a lot for me to offer. However, I couldn’t see how I was going to be the person to achieve them. I took the decision to resign and got taken on by a club by the name of Notts County. Here I realised a lot of aims and guided the club to the Premier League where they stayed for many seasons even when I left for the FC Bayern job. I never looked back and regretted my decision as I went on to be the manager of one of the biggest clubs in world football and guided them to Champions League glory.

It is because of this fact that I will not regret my decision to resign from my position as manager of Boston United. I feel fortunate that the club gave me my first job in club football, especially when they could have found many a candidate with better attributes than mine. I have learnt a lot during my time at the club but I think that time has got to come to an end and I need to move onto another venture. Oh, and that venture has already begun with...
Very interesting decision there mate, I think it will end up being the right one.
I think you made the right decision there mate - good luck in your next job!!

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