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Edinburgh City - The Citizens Journey

Started on 30 April 2016 by liam1872 / First Post
Latest Reply on 19 June 2016 by liam1872 / Last Post
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2016-05-13 22:55#231518 gersdude : was thinking of trying a save like this how do i add the lower scottish leagues below league 2

You need to download a database for it, I'll message you with a link to the one that I am using.
Edinburgh City
The Citizens Journey

UPDATE 4 – Season 2018/19

Transfer Round Up


IN



We weren’t given much money to spend this term and so free transfers would be where we would have to look in order to bring in some fresh faces. Six new players in total for a combined £1,000 included three new defenders, two of which being younger, two new strikers and a winger. Hopefully they would all provide the quality we needed to push forward from last season’s heartbreak.

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The usual end of season exodus of players who have either not been offered new deals or have turned down new deals was no different this term. Ten players left after their contracts had expired, none of which were offered new deals and two more players were allowed to leave for free, Ryan MacGregor and John Hamilton, after offers came in and I felt they weren’t needed. Young striker Kyle McLeod would spend the season out on loan at St Cuthbert.

Competition Progress

Challenge Cup

First Round



The first round of the challenge Cup, two weeks before the first league game, would give us an idea of how we would fare against League Two favourites Stranraer. Ultimately we held our own against them over the course of normal time and rode our luck slightly in extra time before progressing to penalties. Penalties would see us progress through to the next round and this match gave us some confidence going into the league season.

Second Round



We would face higher opposition in the second round with League One side Queens Park visiting Meadowbank Stadium. Mark Allan would net the only goal of the game in what in all honesty could’ve been a lot more comfortable.

Third Round



Dumbarton would be our next and last opposition in this seasons Challenge Cup in a game that could’ve gone either way. There weren’t many chances after Russell McLean’s opener after 12 minutes and it would be the only goal as Dumbarton were 1-0 winners.

League Cup

First Round



Another first round defeat in the League Cup as we were knocked out by Championship opposition in Livingston. It was always going to be a tough game and it would take a penalty just after half time to separate the two sides.

Scottish Cup

Second Round



Entering the competition in the second round we would face Hawick RA once again and despite Conor Lynass’ early goal, we didn’t go on to win comfortably. Hawick made it difficult for us to break them down and seemed content with losing by just the one goal. The one goal was enough however as we progressed to the third round.

Third Round



After beating Queens Park earlier in the season in the Challenge Cup, we were aware that they would be out for revenge when we were matched up with them in the Scottish Cup. It was much like the first game in that it was tight and could’ve gone either way however this time it would be Queens Park who would come out on top after Jaison McGrath’s 32nd minute effort found the back of the net.

Ladbrokes League 2

January 1st

Results



Despite starting the season with a 1-0 defeat away to Stranraer, form picked up and we put together a good run before losing our second game of the season to Stirling. Scoring goals was our main problem in the first half of the season however we were still managing to pick up points.

League Table



These results meant that we were sitting in a very good position at the New Year in 2nd, level on points with league leaders Stranraer. Two games in hand meant we had the chance to go 6 clear should we win both games, but did we?

One Game To Go

Results



The second half of the season carried on in the same vain, struggling to score goals but somehow still picking up points. A run of 8 games without a win, 6 of which being draws bookended by 2 defeats made me think our title hopes were over. However, a good run of results in March followed by two wins from three in April meant we were still in a good position.

League Table



Remarkably, we were still level on points with Stranraer after both teams had ups and downs in the second half of the season. Going into the final game level on points and level on goal difference meant we had to win by more goals than Stranraer did, or hope they dropped points in order to win the league. Would our inability to score goals see us lose out on the title?

Last Game

Results



We done our bit after securing a 2-1 victory over Montrose. After going 1-0 up inside 16 minutes I was hoping to push on and bag another few to help the goal difference. This wasn’t the case however and we had to wait until the 76th minute for goal number 2. Montrose’s late goal meant that we needed Stranraer to have dropped points given their superior goals scored record.



Stranraer faced Elgin City at home and had actually gone 2-0 down in the first half before rescuing a point. Watching the score updates coming up I thought they were going to be able to come back and win after bagging their equaliser with just over 15 minutes to go. The 3rd goal didn’t come and they finished level. What does this mean for the league..

League Table



WE WON THE LEAGUE!! Stranraer’s draw meant we would overtake them and finish in 1st place with a two point gap! Stranraer would go on to get promoted alongside ourselves through the play-offs, but we were delighted not to have to go through the play-offs again!

Berwick Rangers finished bottom, on goal difference, but managed to stay in the division after winning in their relegation play-off.

So we are going up to Ladbrokes League 1 for next season in what promises to be a cracker. We will need to sort out our goal scoring problems if we are to stay up and hopefully stay tight at the back.


Thank you all for reading, and I will see you all soon!
Great job getting promotion after the heart ache of the playoffs last season
WE ARE GOING UP OH WE ARE GOING UP!!!!
Good job getting promotion mate, keep it up! :D
I'm a mystic ;) Well done man, deserved.
YES! Congrats on winning the league!
Epic season lad, keep working hard and build something special!
decided to give this a go with turriff united in the highland league
2016-05-15 17:20#231626 ninjaskill : Great job getting promotion after the heart ache of the playoffs last season

Thanks mate, was devastated last season.

2016-05-15 17:46#231634 Balik : WE ARE GOING UP OH WE ARE GOING UP!!!!

WE ARE GOING UP

2016-05-15 18:15#231644 mgriffin2012 : Good job getting promotion mate, keep it up! :D

Cheers mate, hopefully more promotions to come :p

2016-05-15 18:41#231660 ScottT : I'm a mystic ;) Well done man, deserved.

Must be ;) Cheers!

2016-05-15 22:37#231706 Justice : YES! Congrats on winning the league!

Thanks man :)

2016-05-17 04:25#231827 Griffo : Epic season lad, keep working hard and build something special!

Cheers Griffo, thats the aim :D

2016-05-18 17:41#231923 gersdude : decided to give this a go with turriff united in the highland league

Good Luck!
Edinburgh City
The Citizens Journey

UPDATE 5 – Season 2019/20

Transfer Round Up


IN



For our first attempt at Ladbrokes League 1 I felt it was key to strengthen the squad further. We spent a club record of £25.7k on players which would hopefully help us towards safety. We added a mixture of experience and youth to the defence with experienced full back Devon Jacobs joining the ranks alongside young full back Aaron Comrie. Matty Allan arrived from East Stirlingshire to add depth at centre back, and was joined by teammate Keir Whitefield who was the most expensive signing of the window. The real coup of the window was central midfielder Struan McArthur who would go on to play an important role this term. Kevin Watson, Scott Lochhead and Logan Davie provided more options in midfield.

OUT



Some of the new arrivals were brought in to replace some of the players who had left the club. Kyle McLeod hadn’t turned out like I had hoped as the striker was released on a free having struggled to find the goal. Jack Downie and Jamie Henry were replaced in midfield with better options after their contracts had expired and the same went for Martin Murray on the wing. Conor Lynass’ lack of game time frustrated him and so he spent the second half of the season out on loan at Newton Stewart.

Competition Progress

Challenge Cup

First Round



Having been promoted alongside us, having won the play-offs, Stranraer would be keen to set down a marker for the season in this early cup tie. Extra time followed a dull 90 minute and it would be here where we would seal the win. Lewis MacPherson got us going by netting in the 100th minute and just after the interval Jamie Beaton doubled our lead to put us in control. 2-0 it finished as we progressed to the next round.

Second Round



The second round would see us drawn against Motherwell in a game we were expected to lose, and lose badly at that. However we stood firm and took Motherwell all the way to penalties where they finally got the better of us after we missed our opening 2 penalties.

League Cup

First Round



The League Cup would again see us go to extra time in the third round however this time it was after a 2-2 draw in normal time. Andrew Driver and Jordan Ross gave Forfar a commanding 2 goal lead at half time however we fought back to 2-2 with 4 minutes left to play. Erwin Koffi’s 118th minute strike was a cruel ending to an impressive comeback and we were out in the first round, again.

Scottish Cup

Third Round



Having been promoted we would now enter the Scottish Cup in the 3rd round and were paired with Elgin City. We got an early goal and hoped to push on from there however Elgin stayed strong and managed to force a replay after Brian Cameron netted a penalty with just under 20 minutes to go.



The replay would go horribly wrong as we would leave Elgin having been dominated and beaten 3-0 by opposition of a lower division. It was a poor performance, very poor and a one-off this season.

Ladbrokes League 1

January 1st

Results



We had started well in the league with a long unbeaten run stretching 14 games. Followed by a run of 4 games without a win we needed to try to regain our form.

League Table



We were actually in the play-off places at the New Year, just 1 point from the top. It had been a remarkable first half of the season but we could still quite easily find ourselves slipping down the table if we hit a bad run.

End of Season

Results



We did manage to regain form in the New Year with some very good results. The 91st minute winner from Scott Lochhead against his former club would start a run of 6 games without defeat before Airdrie and Alloa defeated us on the final two match days.

League Table



Yeah, so that happened.

Back to back promotions!! Incredible, we win the league by 1 point after Forfar’s poor end of the season saw them drop all the way down from 1st to 5th and didn’t even manage a play-off place. Dunfermline would be promoted alongside us after winning the play-offs.

So we will be in the Ladbrokes Championship next season, incredible. We are widely expected to go straight back down and be dominated over the season, however I remain hopeful that we can stay up.


Thank you all for reading, and I will see you all soon!
Well done mate, second tier football is coming to Edinburgh City!
Absolutely brilliant, congratulations!
Amazing stuff here, I am loving this story mate!
brilliant enjoying the story keep it up

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