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The Milk Bottle Challenge

Accrington Stanley - Can I win the champions league??
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scream27's avatar Group scream27 2018-09-21 05:33
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So I saw a post on facebook, to do a challenge of trying to win the champions league with Accrington Stanley but also writing a story to go with it. I have deemed this to be called the milk bottle challenge after the 80’s milk advert saying if you drank your milk you could play for a better team than Accrington Stanley. I started this save on March 23rd 2018.

The reason for the challenge is that they are deemed the least possible club in the football league to win the champions league in the shortest possible time. This is due to lack of infrastructure and funds and a small stadium.

Here is my history with Championship / Football Manager. I have played it since my early teens, on my Amiga, and then purchased the game every year. In the old days you used to dread the red triangle in the bottom right hand corner, as it meant your star player was off to play in Europe for a third of there stated fee. Or there was one game on the Amiga where it partional crashed and the data went haywire and Paul Merson was worth £150M, where you could have brought every player in the English leagues for less than that.

After playing for many years, being teams from the lower leagues taking them up the pyramid is what I have found enjoyable. So over the years I have had some great saves, with Crewe, Sheff Wed, Bournemouth, Blackburn & Brentford. But my two faves where Cardiff playing a 4-2-4 long ball, and Milwall where I ended up a 75k all seater stadium and having fat Ronaldo and Crespo as my front two and both obtained via bosmans.

League 2 the journey starts.
Seeing as I don't know about the history of the club, I will for once take a look to see what we are starting with, so no trophy for 12 years, so I need to put a smile on those fans faces as quickly as possible.
So we have a bond with Blackburn & Burnley, so hopefully can raid them for a few loan players.
So lets start looking at the squad and see what players we need. I use a 4-3-3 PAV BetaBlocker v6, at the moment. As experince has told me we need 2 players per position to get out of the lower divisions due to Sat-Tues or Wednesday matches every week.



I need some extra midfielders and another left back. I will aim to get rid of some players who I deem surplus as to claw back some of the current wage bill of £23k per week.
I've arranged some extra friendlies, as that will help with team bonding, tactics and working out who is my ideal first XI and some extra cash.

I brought in Jack Robinson as my GK coach, and was able to get Alan Curbishley as my DOF, to help out with the scouting of new players.

I play friendlies away from home, and let the assistant manager take control using my tactics. I choose very heavy fitness training till August, then change to a balanced and average. For match prep the first 2 to 3 weeks it is teamwork, then match tactics till the season starts, then I change to Def. Postioning.

So we play 12 games before the season starts my record was W-10 L-1 D-1 GS-64 GC-18



August

The real games start now.
So I will list the score times and sendings off, even in away games my goals are always first.

Colchester Utd - 0-1 '3mins, 1-1 '45+2, Kee S/O '59mins, 1-2 '89mins.
Carabao Cup - Sheffield Wednesday - 0-1 '6mins, 0-2 '38mins, 1-2 '56mins, 1-3 '67mins.
@ Yeovil Town - 1-0 '16mins, 2-0 '22mins, 3-0 '52mins, 3-1 '72mins.
Mansfield - 0-1 '9mins, 0-2 '56mins, 0-3 '69mins.
@ Notts County - 0-1 '30, 1-1 '33mins, 1-2 '45+2mins, 2-2 '81mins, 3-2 '85mins, 3-3 '88mins.
Checkatrade Trophy - Middlesbrough U23 - 1-0'25mins, 2-0 '29mins, 2-1 '45+2mins.

Transfer activity
Out - Harry Waterhouse to Hednesford Town for £400.
In - Rokas Stanulevicius - Free.
In - Sandi Coralic - Free.
In - Ziga Kastrevec - Free.


September
@ Morecambe - 1-0 '44mins pen.
Carlise Utd - 0-1 '14mins, 1-1 '43mins, 1-2 '50mins.
Grimsby - 0-1 '26mins, 1-1 '28mins, 2-1 '32mins, 2-2 '38mins, 2-3 '52mins, 3-3 '81mins.
@ Chesterfield - 0-1 '24mins, 1-1 '45+1mins, 1-2 '72mins, 1-3 '83mins, 2-3 '90+1mins.
Cheltenham - 1-0 '71mins, 1-1 '78mins, 2-1 '81mins.
Port Vale - 1-0 '14mins, 2-0 '47mins, 3-0 '51mins.
@ Forest Green Rovers - 1-0 '28mins , 2-0 '66mins, 3-0 '90+1mins.

End of month league table.



October
Checkatrade Trophy - Blackpool - 0-1 '2mins, 0-2 '10mins, 1-2 '22mins, 2-2 '45+1mins, 2-3 '59mins, 2-4 '67mins.
Luton - 0-1 '45mins, 1-1 '45+1mins, 2-1 '73mins.
Coventry - 0-1 '15mins, 0-2 '28mins, Richards-Everton S/O '34mins, 1-2 '61mins, 1-3 '62mins, 2-3 '74mins. I think I would have won this math if I wa able to keep 11 men on the pitch.
@ Stevenage - 1-0 '29mins, 1-1 '40mins, 2-1 '54mins, 3-1 '77mins, 3-2 '90mins.
@ Crewe - 1-0 '1mins, 1-1 '4mins, 1-2 '20mins, 2-2 '45+2mins, 3-2 '46mins, 4-2 '47mins, Crewe down to 10 men '59mins, 5-2 '64mins, 6-2 '77mins. McConville Hat-Trick. Best win so far.
Barnet - 0-0 bore draw.
I've signed Richard Langley as a scout, this is to help boost the quality of players for next season.
We are up to 6th, a couple of good wins over the month, seems we are on a bit of a roll now.

Transfer activity
Erico Sousa to Wrexham for £3.6k


End of month league table


November
The FA Cup 1st round, away to Walsall, it is televised, so will bring in some more coffers for our budget.

@ Walsall - 1-0 '23mins, 2-0 '88mins, 2-1 '90+3mins.
Good result, and means we are in the 2nd round, we get a trip to the seaside as its Southend away.

@ Wigan Checkatrade - 1-0 '46mins 1-1 '51mins, 2-1 '56mins, 3-1 '81mins, 4-1 '82mins, 4-2 '84mins.

@ Cambridge - 1-0 '14mins, 1-1 '38mins, 2-1 '43mins, 3-1 '44mins.

Newport - 1-0 '5mins, 2-0 '50mins, 2-1 '64mins, 3-1 67'mins, 3-2 '73mins, 4-2 '74mins.
A good couple of wins, just beat 3rd & 4th back to back.

Wycombe - 0-1 '8mins, 1-1 '12mins, 2-1 '32mins, 3-1 '44mins.

@ Exeter - 1-0 '60mins.

A great month, 6 wins on the spin. Two cup games to start the month, can we progress to the 3rd round of the FA Cup?

End of month league table.


December

@ Southend - FA Cup 2nd round - 0-1 '3mins, 1-1 '4mins, 2-1 '13mins, 3-1 '15mins. Can we hold on, as we go down to ten men on the hour with Stanulevicius getting sent off. Phew we do. Bring on the big guns in the 3rd round. We draw Bristol Rovers at home :)

@ Crewe - Checkatrade 2nd round - 1-0 '8mins, 2-0 '12mins, 2-1 '22mins, 2-2 '67mins, 2-3 '81mins. Had to make lots of subs due to not wanting to go down to 9 or 10 men. So its onwards and upwards with the league and the FA cup now.

Swindon - Sacked Robbie Flower, and bring in the Palace legend Richard Shaw as manager. 1-0 '3mins, 2-0 '37mins, 2-1 '88mins.

@ Lincoln - 0-1 '5mins, 0-2 '50mins, 0-3 '70mins. Just a bad day at the office all round.

Crawley Town - 1-0 '27mins, 2-0 '28mins, 3-0 '46mins, 3-1 '51mins, 4-1 '57mins, 5-1 '90mins.

@ Carlisle - 1-0 '2mins, 1-1 '24mins, 1-2 '38mins, 2-2 '78mins, 3-2 '90mins must be the winner, 3-3 '90+6mins.

@ Grimsby - 1-0 '11mins, 2-0 '29mins, 3-0 '53mins, 4-0 '73mins, 5-0 '90+2mins. Kee nets 4. Good way to end the year.

Not a bad month, 5 wins, 2 loses and a high score draw. New year, the FA cup to look forward too.
I've signed a new contract till the end of the 2019 season, got a £400 pay rise per week. I then asked the board for extra coaches, and improvements to the junior coaching and youth recruitment. I stated we would be left behind by our rivals, and all where approved.

Currently sitting in 2nd position 2 points off top.

End of month league table.


January 2018

Morecambe - 1-0 '30mins, 2-0 '34mins, 3-0 '45+3mins, 4-0 '68mins, 4-1 '77mins. A good win, seems Morecambe must have been partying too much on NYE.

Bristol Rovers - FA Cup 3rd - 0-1 '4mins, 0-2 '25mins, 1-2 '44mins, 2-2 '52mins, 2-3 '72mins, 3-3 '82mins, 4-3 '85mins. A big win :) Hopefully can get a big gun in the next round.

We draw Newcastle away in the 4th round. MONEY MONEY MONEY :)

Chesterfield - 0-1 '24mins, 1-1 '73mins. A bit of a FA cup hangover.

Transfer activity
I bring in Callum Gribbins for the rest of the season on loan.

@ Cheltenham - 1-0 '15mins, 2-0 '24mins.

Port Vale - 1-0 '16mins, 2-0 '19mins, 3-0 '30mins, 4-0 '53mins, 5-0 '62mins, 6-0 '66mins Kee hat-trick, 6-1 '86mins.

@ Crawley Town - 1-0 '9mins, 2-0 '52mins.

@ Newcastle - 4th round of the FAC - 0-1 '10mins, 0-2 '48mins, Coralic S/O 80mins, 0-3 '82mins. Not a bad performance, but loved the £700k from the cup tie, should help if I get promoted at the end of the season.

Sitting top of league2 4 points clear, so a good month with the wins and the amount of money coming in.

End of month league table


February

Stevenage - 1-0 '6mins, 2-0 '27mins, 3-0 '30mins, 3-1 '32mins, 4-1 '35mins, 5-1 '41mins, 6-1 '45+2mins.

1st vs 2nd
@ Coventry - 0-1 '16mins, 0-2 '18mins, 0-3 '20mins, 0-4 '21mins, 1-4 '45+1mins, 2-4 '59mins, 2-5 '86mins, 3-5 '90+1mins.

After this result, I need to work out what I need for next season to improve the team, and I really need better central defenders. I also ask the board to allow me an extra coach which gets approved. I change who bring in the youth intake to Alan Curbishley, and give him a new contract. I employe Matt Radcliffe as a physio, and Eva Carnerio as the head physio.

I send the same team out to play Crewe to get over the defeat from Coventry.
Crewe - 1-0 '19mins, 2-0 '45+2mins, 3-0 '54mins Kee Hat-trick, 3-1 '87mins.

@Barnet - 1-0 '37mins.

1st vs 2nd
Cambridge - 1-0 '11mins, 2-0 '27mins, 2-1 '45+1mins, 3-1 '80mins.

A good month, 4 wins out of 5.

End of month league table


March

@ Newport - 0-1 '28mins, Coralic S/O '86mins, 0-2 '89mins.

@ Luton - 0-1 '28mins, 0-2 '32mins, 1-2 '36mins, 2-2 '71mins.

Forest Green - 0-1 '31mins, 1-1 '83mins, 1-2 '90+5mins.

@ Mansfield - 1-0 '11mins, 1-1 '17mins, 2-1 '22mins, 3-1 '45mins, 3-2 '60mins, 4-2 '66mins, 4-3 '72mins.

A bad month only 1 win out of 5 games.

End of the month league table


April

Notts County - Rogers S/O '50mins, ends as a nil-nil draw, but at least it was with 10men.

@ Colchester - 0-1 '5mins, 1-1 '32mins, 1-2 '42mins, 2-2 '45mins, 2-3 '90+1mins.

Yeovil - 1-0 '27mins, 2-0 '29mins, Rodgers S/O '90mins. He is becoming a liability.

Transfer activity
Signed Stephen Collins a newgen.

Exeter - 1-0 '5mins, 2-0 '20mins, 2-1 '56mins, 3-1 '83mins, 4-1 '86mins. Francis gets all 4.

@ Wycombe - 1-0 '1mins, 1-1 '13mins, 2-1 '22mins, 3-1 '32mins, 4-1 '41mins.

Lincoln - 0-1 '44mins, 1-1 '61mins, 1-2 '89mins.

3 wins out of 5.

End of month league table


May

@ Swindon - 0-1 '28mins, 1-1 '42mins, 1-2 '45+1mins, 2-2 '45+3mins, 3-2 '72mins, 4-2 '75mins, 5-2 84mins, Rodgers S/O 86mins.

So we go up as champions, we have a £350k transfer budget, able to spend £35k a week on wages.
Kee wins top scorer with 29 goals.
McConville with player of the year award, and players player.
I have 5 guys in the team of the year.
I win the manager of the year too.

End of season league table.


League 1 - Season 2018-2019

Transfer Activity
I bring in Jerome Sinclair and Vlad Dragomir on loans for the whole season, not paying any wages or loan fee.
I sign Rui Rua & Tiago Djalo on loan for the season paying wages and a £5k fee a month for both.

I sign Admonio Vicente Cali djalo a young GK, who will be my future #1 in the coming seasons.


Pre season friendlies

Played - 12 - Won -11 - Lost - 1. GS 48, GC 12. All games where played away.


August
The season starts, we have 4 games, maybe 5 this month depending on if we win our Carabao cup fixture.

@ Portsmouth - 1-0 '5mins, 1-1 '41mins, 2-1 '44mins, 3-1 '45+2mins, 4-1 '52mins, 4-2 '53mins. A nice result. Bodes well for the rest of the season.

Now its the double headed vs Barnsley, away in the cup and home in the league.

@ Barnsley Carabao Cup 1st round - 1-0 '4mins, 2-0 '9mins, 3-0 '66mins. We get Derby at home in the next round.

Barnsley - 1-0 '1min, 1-1 '25mins, 1-2 '30mins.

@ Charlton - 1-0 '28mins, 2-0 '45+3mins, 2-1 '48mins, 2-2 '49mins, 3-2 '68mins, 4-2 '84mins, 5-2 '90+2mins, 6-2 '90+3mins.

Derby Carabao Cup 2nd round - 1-0 '25mins, Danny Williams S/O 43mins, 2-0 '63mins, 2-1 '86mins. We draw Notts Forest at home in the 3rd round.

End of month league table.


Transfer Activity
We sign Danilo Pantic on loan for the season, no fee or wages.

September

We have 7 games this month.

Bradford City - 0-1 '37mins, 1-1 '45+3mins, 1-2 '53mins, 1-3 '62mins, 2-3 '90+2mins, 3-3 '90+3mins. Seems I have a chance to get promoted if I keep everyone fit and happy.

Carlisle United Checkatrade Group C - 1-0 '7mins, 2-0 '16mins, 3-0 '74mins.

Plymouth Argyle - 1-0 '1mins, 1-1 '48mins, 2-1 '85mins, 3-1 '90+3mins.

@ Northampton Town - 1-0 '90+3mins. 93min winner from a freekick, and it was against 1st place. we go top on goal difference.

@ Bolton Wanderers - 1-0 '11mins, 2-0 '31mins, 3-0 '89mins, 3-1 '90mins.

Notts Forest Carabo Cup 3rd round - 1-0 '1mins, 2-0 '13mins, 3-0 '32mins, 3-1 '43mins, 3-2 '46mins, 4-2 '54mins, 4-3 '68mins, 5-3 '71mins, 6-3 '81mins, 6-4 '85mins. Jackson grabs 4 goals. We get Liverpool at home in the next round.

Oxford United - 1-0 '11mins, 2-0 '23mins, 3-0 '30mins, 4-0 '33mins.

End of month league table.


October

@ Coventry - 0-1 '2mins, 1-1 '7mins, 1-2 '50mins, 2-2 '80mins, 3-2 '89mins, 4-2 '90+5mins.

Oldham Athletic - 0-1 '35mins, 1-1 '59mins.

Manchester United u23 - Checkatrade Group C - 1-0' 8mins, 2-0 '60mins.

Peterborough United - 1-0 '36mins.

We draw Dover at home in the 1st round of the FA Cup. Should be an easy game and through to the 2nd round.

@ Burton Albion - 1-0 '1mins, 2-0 '10mins, 2-1 '19mins, 3-1 '47mins, 4-1 '54mins, 4-2 '90+1mins. A good away win against our rivals for the top spot.

Luton Town - 1-0 '12mins, 2-0 '90+5mins.

Liverpool - Carabao Cup 4th round - 1-0 '1mins, 2-0 '41mins, 2-1 '52mins, 2-2 '54mins, 3-2 '90+2mins. Lovely winner in extra time :D We get Man Utd at home in the next round.

End of month league table


November

So we have 7 games to play this month, and this includes the 1st round of the FA Cup.

@ Blackpool - 1-0 '3mins, 1-1 '84mins, 2-1 '88mins, 3-1 '90+4mins.

@ Shrewsbury Town - 1-0 '14mins, 1-1 '26mins, 2-1 '47mins, 3-1 '55mins, 4-1 '90+4mins.

Dover Athletic - FA Cup 1st round - 1-0 '27mins, 2-0 '72mins. Nice and easy with a bunch of kids, and get Swindon away in the 2nd round.

Blackpool - Checkatrade Group C - 1-0 '7mins, 2-0 '9mins, 3-0 '31mins, 3-1 '34mins, 4-1 '53mins, 4-2 '87mins.

MK Dons - 1-0 '1mins, 2-0 '23mins, 2-1 '24mins, 3-1 '32mins, 3-2 '55mins.

Gillingham - 1-0 '69mins, 1-1 '89mins.

@ Lincoln City - 0-1 '16mins, 1-1 '17mins, 2-1 '68mins, 2-2 '74mins.

End of month league table.


December

A tough month, as we play 10 games, and 4 in 8 days, will the squad cope?

Rotherham United - 1-0 '45+1mins, 1-1 '82mins.

@ AFC Wimbledon - 1-0 '16mins, 2-0 '34mins, 3-0 '38mins, 3-1 '64mins, 4-1 '88mins, 5-1 '90+1mins.

@ Swindon FA Cup 2nd round - 0-1 '32mins, 1-1 '37mins, 2-1 '41mins, 3-1 '55mins. Draw for the 3rd round, could do with some cash, so an away leg to the big boys pretty please - Oxford or Charlton at home.

@ Scunthorpe United - 0-1 '15mins, 1-1 '24mins, 1-2 '55mins, 2-2 '74mins.

Scunthorpe United - Checkatrade 2nd round - 1-0 '8mins, 2-0 '12mins, 2-1 '69mins.

Rochdale - 0-0.

Manchester United - Carabao Cup QF - 0-1 '13mins, 0-2 '17mins, 0-3 '85mins.

@ Walsall - 1-0 '22mins, 2-0 '36mins, 3-0 '43mins, 3-1 '78mins.

Portsmouth - 1-0 '22mins, 2-0 '41mins, 2-1 '62mins, Danny Williams S/O 88mins.

@ Barnsley - 1-0 '1mins, 1-1 '9mins, 2-1 '17mins, 2-2 '19mins, 3-2 '26mins, 4-2 '37mins.

End of month league table.


January

Transfer Activity
I signed 6 players to help bring the squad up to a level suitable for the championship. I hope by the end of the month to get rid of a few dross players in the u18.



8 games this month possibly 9, and we play Charlton twice within a week.
Some cup games to bring in some coffers.

@ Bradford City - 1-0 '18mins, 2-0 '52mins, 3-0 '53mins.

Charlton Athletic - 1-0 '48mins.

Northampton Town - 0-0.

Charlton Athletic - FA Cup 3rd round - 1-0 '10mins, 2-0 '13mins, 3-0 '39mins, 4-0 '42mins - Jordan Clark Hat-trick.

@ Manchester United U23 - Checkatrade 3rd round - 0-1 '12mins, 0-2 '27mins, 0-3 '54mins, 0-4 '71mins.

@ Plymouth Argyle - 1-0 '49mins, 1-1 '61mins.

Bolton Wanderers - 0-1 '27mins, 0-2 '64mins, 1-2 '66mins, Coralic S/O 74mins, 1-3 '75mins.

@ Oxford United - 1-0 '12mins, 2-0 '15mins, 3-0 '38mins, 4-0 '45+3mins, 5-0 '69mins, 6-0 '78mins, 7-0 '83mins. Jerome Sinclair 4 goals.

Signed an extension to my contract, till 2021 earning 2.5k a week.

February

Only 5 games this month at present.

@ Sheffield United - FA Cup 4th round - 0-1 '29mins, 0-2 '72mins, 0-3 '80mins.

Coventry City - 1-0 '4mins, 2-0 '8mins, 3-0 '41mins, 4-0 '45+2mins, 4-1 '74mins.

@ Oldham Athletic - 0-1 '11mins, 1-1 '27mins, 1-2 '61mins.

Shrewsbury Town - 1-0 '32mins, 2-0 '40mins, 2-1 '72mins, 3-1 '77mins, 4-1 '86mins, 5-1 '90+3mins.

@ Peterborough United - 1-0 '37mins, 2-0 '39mins, 3-0 '64mins.

End of month league table.


March

5 games this month.
Youth intake day - I take only the 4 players who are 4star and above in potential.

Burton Albion - 1-0 '20mins, 2-0 '64mins, 3-0 '78mins Jordan Clark hat-trick. A great result, as it was 1st vs 2nd.

@ Luton Town - 1-0 '48mins.

Blackpool - 0-1 '77mins, Paul Kok S/O '81mins.

@ MK Dons - 1-0 '1mins, 1-1 '30mins, Rui Rua S/O '78mins, Callum Johnson S/O '84mins.

AFC Wimbledon - 1-0 '9mins, 2-0 '13mins, 3-0 '20mins, 4-0 '61mins, 4-1 '86mins.

End of month league table.


April

5 games this month again.

Lincoln City - 1-0 '68mins, 2-0 '80mins, 2-1 '82mins, 3-1 '88mins.

@ Gillingham - 1-0 '22mins, 1-1 '39mins, 2-1 '56mins, 3-1 '59mins, Harvey Rodgers S/O '90+2mins.

@ Rotherham United - 1-0 '43mins, 2-0 '86mins.

Scunthorpe United - 1-0 '31mins, 2-0 '53mins, 3-0 '84mins. Just broke the record for number of goals in a league 1 season.

@ Rochdale - 1-0 '3mins, 1-1 '47mins, 2-1 '90mins.

Just employed Antonio Falanga as our U18 manager.

End of the month league table.


May

Just the one game this month.

Walsall - 1-0 @11mins, kee missed a pen on the stroke of HT, 1-1 '76mins.

So for winning the league we got 25k,

Playing a few end of season friendlies, to bring in some cash all away, assistant manager controlling the team.

Monye Rangers - 7-0
Leyton Orient - 2-1
Lincoln - 3-1

End of season league table.


List of results for the season.




June

So over the next couple of months we need to try and improve the infrastructure, and quality of the staff. Next season will be a building season, in both the ground, facilities and getting a real firm base of young players to push us on to the next level so we can compete in the championship.

Staff wise, I want to bring in a new Assistant Manager, some new coaches and increase my number of coaches. A few new scouts and to fill out my medical staff.

Ive arranged friendlies with Celtic, GERS, ABZ & Hearts to bring in just shy of 300k, and some lower league to build up the confidence.

Grant Murray has been hired as our defence coach.


So we have drawn Crewe away in the Carabao Cup.


July

Kevin Moeliker has signed as my new assistant manager.
Peter Hoy, is my new next opponents scout.
Kevin Hunt, as new signing scout.

Start of the friendlies.
Celtic - Won 6-5
Rangers - lost 4-0
Aberdeen - Won 4-1
FC Halifax Town - won 8-1
Hearts - Won 5-0
Derry City - won 3-0
Chorley - won 4-0


August

Hibs - Drew 3-3
Dundee Utd - won 3-0

Preseason results.


So its the start of the championship. Can we compete? As a whole team we are spending £58k per week, while blackburn are spending 78k a week on Jack Wiltshire alone.

Brentford - 0-1 '4mins, 1-1 '32mins, 1-2 '74mins.

@ Crewe - Carabao Cup - 1-0 '75mins, 1-1 '90mins 2-1 '90+4mins. We get Leeds at home in the next round.

Watford - 0-1 '48mins, 1-1 '76mins first point on the board. Lost Stanulevicius for 9months with an ACL. So need to sign another midfielder asap.

Blackburn - 0-1 '20mins, 1-1 '26mins, 2-1 '63mins, 3-1 '69mins, Rodgers S/O after 72mins. missed a penalty on 84mins, First win in the league, and even did well when we went down to 10 men.

Signed Markus Solbakken & Ole Kauper.

@ PNE - 1-0 '23mins, 2-0 '27mins, 3-0 '31mins, 3-1 '35mins, 4-1 '41mins, 5-1 '89mins. ohh make that 6-1 '93mins Great win over 2nd in the table.

Leeds - Carabao Cup - 1-0 '32mins, 2-0 '45+1 mins, 3-0 '90mins. Drawn with Fulham away in the 3rd round.

@ Millwall - 1-0 '16mins, 2-0 '30mins, 3-0 '64mins, 4-0 '68mins, 4-1 '70mins.

So 2 wins in the cup, 3 wins in the league 1 draw, and 1 defeat. Only 40 more points for safety ;)

End of month league table.



Transfer Activity


September

Playing a couple of friendlies during the international break, to give some of the other players there fitness back.
Waterford - Won 5-1
Hucknall - Won 5-0

MK Dons - 1-0 8'mins, 1-1 '49mins, 2-1 '54mins, 3-1 '71mins, 4-1 '89mins Petersen Hat-trick.

Sheff Wed - 1-0 '18mins, 2-0 '91mins.

Got the board to increase the junior coaching level. Now at exceptional level.

@ Fulham Carabao Cup - 0-1 '45+1mins, 0-2 '47mins, 0-3 '62mins.

Norwich - 0-1 '18mins, 1-1 '46mins, 2-1 '82mins, 3-1 '88mins, 4-1 '92mins.

Win manager of the month.

End of month league table.


October

@ Bristol City - 1-0 '18mins, 2-0 '35mins, 3-0 '40mins, 4-0 '71mins, 4-1 '89mins, 4-2 '90mins, 5-2 '90+3mins

Villa - 0-1 '73mins, 1-1 '88mins, 2-1 '90+3mins. Go top on goal diff.

Friendly vs Tipton - 3-0
Friendly vs Warrenpoint - 6-1

@ QPR - they missed a penalty '17mins, 0-1 '21mins, 1-2 '44mins, 2-2 '52mins.

Luton - 0-1 '65mins, 1-1 '80mins.

End of month league table.


November

Sunderland - 0-0 no real chances.

Swansea - 1-0 '5mins, 1-1 '20mins, 2-1 '43mins, 2-2 '86mins.

@ MBoro - 0-1 '35mins.

Friendly vs Continental Star - won 8-0

Signed Wayne Rooney to bring some experience to the team, his wages are 5K a week till the end of the season.

Friendly vs Vauxhall - won 5-0.

@ Cardiff - 0-1 '41mins, 1-1 '49mins, 1-2 '52mins.

Sheff Utd - 1-0 '58mins, 2-0 '78mins, 3-0 '83mins Toscan hat-trick, 3-1 '90+2mins.

@ Fulham - Saved a pen '42mins, 1-0 '73mins.

End of month league table.


December

Rooney has a double hernia, out for 9weeks.

@ Ipswich - 1-0 '15mins, 2-0 '26mins, 2-1 '31mins, 2-2 '48mins, 2-3 '58mins, 2-4 '63mins, 2-5 '76mins, 3-5 '83mins.

Drawn with Millwall away in the FA Cup.

Hull - 1-0 '31mins, 2-0 '33mins, 2-1 '38mins, 2-2 '54mins, 3-2 '55mins, 4-2 '69mins, 4-3 '73mins, 4-4 '80mins.

Notts F - 1-0 '49mins.

@ Brimingham - 0-1 '4mins, 1-1 '12mins, 2-1 '18mins, 3-1 '20mins, 4-1 '41mins, 5-1 '45+1, 5-2 '67mins, 5-3 '72mins, Goniadis scores all 5.

@ Brentford - 1-0 '16mins.

Watford - 1-0 '10mins, 1-1 '39mins, 2-1 '50mins.

End of month league table.


January - 2020

A very lite January for once only 4 fixtures.

@ Blackburn - 1-0 '12mins. 2-0 '17min, 2-1 '19mins, 3-1 '58mins.

@ Millwall FA Cup - 0-1 '5mins, 1-1 '26mins, 2-1 '40mins, 3-1 ' 76mins, 3-2 '89 mins, 4-2 '90+2mins.

Local derby in the FA Cup at home to Everton. The MK Dons game has been brought forward.

Preston - 0-1 '10mins, 1-1 '21mins, 2-1' 31mins, 2-2 '49mins, 3-2 '51mins, 3-3 '55mins, 4-3 '69mins, 5-3 '74mins, 6-3 '86mins, 7-3 '90+2mins.

Millwall - 0-1 '33mins, 1-1 '73mins.

@ MK Dons - 0-1 '36mins. Lost Watson to injury for the rest of the season.

End of month league table.


Transfer Activity



February

7 games this month.

Everton FA Cup - down to 10 men '22 min, 1-0 '42mins, 2-0 '46mins, 2-1 '84mins, 2-2 '89mins. Goes to a replay, not bad for 70mins with ten men.
Get Stoke @ home in the next round if i beat the toffees.

@ Sheff Wed - 1-0 '16mins, 2-0 '49mins, 2-1 '65mins, 2-2 '80mins, 3-2 '82mins, 4-2 '88mins. Clark hat-trick.

@ Everton FA Cup Replay - 1-0 '23mins, 1-1 '36mins, 2-1 '40mins, 43mins down to ten men, 2-2 '51mins, 2-3 '85mins, 2-4 '87mins, 2-5 '90mins.

Wolves - 0-1 '17mins, 1-1 '51mins.

@ Norwich - 1-0 '26mins, 2-0 '40mins, 3-0 '47mins, 4-0 '53mins. Goniadis hat-trick.

Bristol C - 1-0 '21mins, 2-0 '31mins, 3-0 '35mins, 4-0 '42mins, 5-0 '45mins, 6-0 '69mins.
The whole team got into team of the week ;)

@ Villa - 1-0 '59mins, 2-0 '84mins, 3-0 '90+1mins.

Youth intake day.
I got two possible 5* youth players, and kept 2 other who are 4* potential ratings.

QPR - 1-0 '7mins, 2-0 '14mins, 3-0 '29mins, 3-1 '29mins, 4-1 '47mins, 4-2 '89mins.

End of month league table.


March

Only 4 games this month.

Sunderland - 1-0 '34mins.

@ Luton - 1-0 '6mins, 2-0 '44mins, 3-0 '57 mins, 3-1 '80 mins.

@ Swansea - 1-0 '7mins, 2-0 9'mins, 3-0 '59mins, 4-0 '80mins.

Middlesboro - 1-0 '18mins, 2-0 '28mins, 3-0 '45+1mins
Secured a playoff spot.

End of month league table.


April

6 games this month.

Cardiff - they missed a pen '35mins, 1-0 '64mins, 1-1 '70mins.

@ Wolves - 1-0 '14mins, 1-1 '22mins, 2-1 '36mins, 2-2 '45+1mins.

@ Sheff Utd - 0-1 '18mins, 0-2 '40mins, 0-3 '48mins, 1-3 '69mins, 2-3 '83mins.

Fulham - 0-1 '51mins, 1-1 '55mins, 2-1 '75mins. Promoted to the Premier League!

Had half of the squad knocking on my door for a new contract now we are in the premier league.

@ Hull City - 1-0 '12mins, 1-1 '30mins, 1-2 '34mins, 2-2 '41mins, 2-3 '86mins.

@ Notts F - 1-0 '17mins, 2-0 '58mins, 2-1 '90+5mins.

End of month league table.


May

Ipswich - 0-1 '55mins, 1-1 '65mins.

Signed Jim McGuinness & Paul Jenkins as coaches.

Brum - 1-0 '52mins, 2-0 '58mins, 3-0 '65mins, 3-1 '86mins, 4-1 '90+2mins.

So the club are building the Brett Ormrod Stadium, while that is happening we will be playing at Ewood Park. A nice increase in size for a year, an extra 25k seats.

Declined an interview for the Norwich job.

I won manager of the year. Also Toscan won player of the year, and Gondadias won young player of the year.

End of season league table.


Seasons results.




June

Declined Sheff Wednesday job.

July

My aim is to finish 10th or above, no point just aiming for just to stay clear of the relegation zone. I also aim to get to the quarter final’s of both cups.
I aim to improve all facilities over the course of the year, and improve the backroom staff as we are listed as 20th in scouting and medical.

As before all friendlies are away, to build up funds. Using intense fitness till august, and teamwork for the first 6 games, then it is tactics.

9 friendlies this month.

Celtic - 1-0
Rangers - 1-1
Club Brugge - 4-1
Ajax - 5-1
BMG - 2-0

Got the club to improve the training ground and youth facilities costing £2m. Work starts end of season.

Koln - 2-0
Schalke - 4-3

Signed Daniel Meyer as my head of youth development.

Anderlect - 6-4
Standard - 5-2.

August

Odds on us winning the league are 1000-1

Friendlies
AZ - 3-0
Signed a new contract - gone from 3.3k to 30k per week, not a bad pay rise.

Dorking Wanderers - 9-0
Martimos - 14-0 a nice warm up game, give us some confidence for WHU.



Got drawn with Blackburn away in the Carabao cup.

The real job starts now can I keep us in the league, and continue the good job of building for the future. 1st vs 20th ;)

@ West Ham - 1-0 '3mins, 2-0 '24mins, 2-1 '38mins, 2-2 '49mins, 2-3 '88mins.

Sold 12.215 season tickets.

Watford - 0-1 '9mins, 1-1 '15mins, 2-1 '26mins, 3-1 '44mins, 4-1 '45mins, 5-1 '45+2mins, Petersen 3* 5-2 '84mins, Only need another 37points for safety.

Just broke attendance figures and income. So now 20,447 and 250k.

@ Blackburn - Carabao Cup - 1-0 '45+1mins. Draw Man City @ home in the 3rd round.

@ Man City - 0-1 '23mins, 0-2 '26mins, 0-3 '47mins , 1-3 '54mins , 1-4 '80 mins.

End of month league table.


Transfer Activity


September

4 games this month.

Newcastle - 0-1 '21mins, 1-1 '28mins, 2-1 '33mins, 3-1 '90+2mins. 23,373 in attendance and brought in £350k, must have been the Geordies bringing some big away support.

WBA - 1-0 '7mins, 2-0 '31mins, 3-0 '36mins, 4-0 '40mins, 5-0' 66mins, 6-0 '75mins.
We are sitting in 2nd place :) 8 players in the team of the week.

Man City Carabao Cup - 1-0 '30mins, 2-0 '77mins. On to the next round where we play Arsenal away.

Leicester - 0-1 '12mins, 0-2 '47mins, 0-3 '67mins, 1-3 '90mins.

End of month league table.


October

5 games this month.

Tottenham - 0-1 '72mins. 26,681 in attendance, made £450k

Setup 3 friendlies, to gives some of the fringe players some game time, and to get our confidence back after 2 loses. As before all games are away.
Arezzo - 5-0
HB Koge - 2-1
Halcones Morelos - 3-1

@ Bournemouth - 0-1 '56, 0-2'61, 0-3 '77mins, 1-3 '80mins.

Everton - 0-1 '2mins, 0-2 '9mins, 1-2 '45+2mins, 2-2 '77mins, 3-2 '88mins.

@ Arsenal CC - 0-1 '20mins, 1-1 '25mins, 2-1 '66mins, 2-2 '71mins, 2-3 '107mins, 3-3 '115mins. We win on penalties. Draw Man Utd in the next round away in the Carabao cup.

End of month league table.


November

@ Crystal Palace - 0-1 '21mins, 1-1 '24mins, 2-1 '33 mins, 2-2 '34mins, 3-2 '39mins, 3-3 '40mins, 4-3 '52mins, 4-4 '71mins, 5-4 '89mins.

Derby - 0-1 '7mins, 0-2 '31mins, 1-2 '44mins, 2-2 '67mins, 3-2 '70mins, 4-2 '83mins, 5-2 '90+3mins.

Playing two friendlies during the international break.
Athlone Town - 6-1
Falkirk - 4-0.

@ Man Utd - 0-1 '1min, 0-2 '45+1, 0-3 '69mins.

Stoke - 1-0 '19mins, 2-0 '34mins, 3-0 '43mins, 3-1 '45+2, 4-1 '76mins.

End of month league table.


December

7 games this month.
We get Forest Green Rovers at home in the FA Cup.

@ Burnley - 0-1 '11 mins, 0-2 '14mins, 1-2 '68mins, 2-2 '77mins, 3-2 '85mins, 4-2 '90+5mins.

Southampton - 0-1 '14mins, 1-1 '24mins, 2-1 '83mins.

@ Arsenal - 0-1 '39mins, 0-2 '45mins, 0-3 '51mins, 0-4 '67mins, 1-4 '69mins.

Liverpool - 0-0. Up to 4th, only need another 12 points for safety.

@ Man Utd Carabao Cup - 0-1 '2mins, 0-2 '18mins, 1-2 '27mins, 1-3 '49mins, Davenport sent off '72mins. 1-4 '78mins, 1-5 '86mins, 1-6 '90mins.

@ Chelsea - 0-1 '24mins, 0-2 '33mins, 0-3 '63mins, Stolberg sent off 87mins, 0-4 '88mins, 1-4 '89mins, 2-4 '90+3mins.

Aston Villa - 0-1 '4mins, 1-1 '15mins, 2-1 '56mins.

Petersen claims Euro golden boy.

End of month league table.


January

West Ham - 0-0. 28,165 brought in £500k.

@ Watford - 0-1 '31mins, 1-1 '33mins, 2-1 '35mins, 3-1 '39mins, 4-1 '44mins, 4-2 '45+3mins, 5-2 '69mins, 5-3 '70mins, 5-4 '87mins, 6-4 '90+2mins.

Forest Green Rovers FA - 1-0 '3mins, 2-0 '28mins, 2-1 '33mins, 4-1 '44mins, 4-2 '50mins, 5-2 '90+2mins, 6-2 '90+4mins.
Get Bristol City away in the 4th round of the FA Cup.

Man city - 0-1 '27mins, 1-1 '36mins. brought in 525k

@ Newcastle - 0-1 '11mins, 1-1 '29mins, 1-2 '40mins, 1-3 '72mins, 1-4 '81mins.

@ WBA - 1-0 '5mins, 1-1 '7mins, 1-2 '8mins, 2-2 '11mins, 3-2 - 44mins, 4-2 '57mins.

@Bristol City - 1-0 '11mins, 2-0 '69mins, 3-0 '90mins.

End of month league table.


Transfer Activity


February

4 games this month.

Leicester - 0-1 '32mins, 0-2 '33mins, 1-2 '35mins, 2-2 '40mins, 3-2 '53mins, 4-2 '58mins, 5-2 '63mins Goniadis 3*. Now we have 42 points, so safe from relegation.

@ Tottenham - 1-0 '62mins, 1-1 '63mins.

@ Man Utd FA Cup - 1-0 '31mins, 2-0 '58mins, 2-1 '69mins, 3-1 '77mins Hamadou 3* 3-2 '89mins. Chelsea away in the next round of the cup.

Everton - 1-0 '9mins, 1-1 '25mins, 2-1 '41mins, 2-2 60mins, 3-2 '89mins.

End of month league table.


March

4 games this month.

A very poor youth intake, only kept 4 players. 4 &1/2* pot the highest.

C Palace - 1-0 '5mins, 2-0 '18mins, 3-0 '53mins, 3-1 '64mins, 3-2 '67mins, 4-2 '73mins, 4-3 '84mins.

Bournemouth - 0-1 '26mins, 0-2 '45mins, 1-2 '55mins, 1-3 '80mins.

@ Derby - 1-0 '39mins, 2-0 '40mins, 3-0 '65mins.

@ Chelsea FA Cup - 0-1 '11mins, 1-1 '16mins, 1-2 '61mins.

3x Friendlies during the international break, all away as per the norm.
FC Kobenhavn - 6-2
Reggiana - 3-3
Kalmaegi - 6-0

End of month league table.


April

6 games this month.

@ Stoke - 0-1 '15mins, 0-2 '34mins, 1-2 '45+2mins, 1-3 '46mins, 1-4 '52mins, 2-4 '55mins, 2-5 '73mins, 3-5 '86mins, 3-6 '90+5mins.

Burnley - 0-1 '23mins.

@ Southampton - 1-0 '20 seconds, 2-0 '9mins, 3-0 '23mins, 4-0 '36mins, 5-0 '43mins, 6-0 '45mins 6-1 '45+3mins, 7-1 '49mins.

Man Utd - 0-1 '13mins, 0-2 '46mins, 1-2 '62mins. 31,154 turned up and we made £575k.

Arsenal - 0-1 '12mins, 0-2 '25mins, 0-3 '62mins, 1-3 '67mins, 2-3 '70mins, 3-3 '77mins, Hernandez sent off, 3-4 '84mins.

@ AVilla - 1-0 '13mins, 2-0 '37mins, 3-0 '39mins, missed a pen 41mins, 4-0 '47mins, 5-0 '60mins.

End of month league table.


May

2 games this month.
Try to buy Calum Chambers, but wouldn’t sign for 35k a week.
Need 1 point to get Europa League next season.

Chelsea - 0-1 '25mins, 0-2 '48mins, 1-2 '90mins.

@ Liverpool - 1-0 '2mins, 2-0 '17mins, Hernendez sent off 40mins, 2-1 '59mins, Edwards sent off 84 mins, 85mins penalty saved, 2-2 '90+5mins.

Got £28.86 million for finishing 6th.

Won manager of the year award. Will be playing Europa League next season :)

Petersen won young player of the year award with an 7.80 average rating, 18 goals & assists in 29 games.

End of month league table.



So we need to increase the number of english players, ideally full backs a CB and maybe another CMID.

Need to get rid of some of the players who have poor disciplinary record. Hopefully can build on this season as we are in Europe for the first time.

I will also take a look at the backroom staff, try to improve the medical and scouting teams.

June

Start of pre-season, can we do well in the league, and having to juggle Europa League, playing thursday sunday?

Groningen - 4-0.

July

Clitheroe - 1-1
Crewe - 3-1
Augsburg - 4-0
Hannover - 8-0
Munchen Lions - 7-1
Damstadt - 3-1
Lyon - 4-1
Marsellie - 5-0
Nice - 2-1
Bordeaux - 3-3
A Bilbao - 3-0

August

Valenica - 4-1.
Villarreal - 3-1.
Ajax - 5-2.
BMG - 1-2.



League starts at home to Blackburn at our new stadium the Brett Ormerod.

Blackburn - 0-1 '4mins, 1-1 '7mins, 2-1 '37mins, 3-1 '73mins, 4-1 '85mins, 5-1 '90+2mins, Abraham 2nd half 3*. Top of table ;)

@ Arsenal - 0-1 '26mins, 0-2 '61mins, 0-3 '69mins, 0-4 '86mins.

Get Charlton at home in the cc.

Seeded in the 3rd group even those we have no history. Get Spartak Moscow, CSKA Sofia & Olympiakos.

Watford - 1-0 '4mins, 2-0 '39mins, 3-0 '62mins, 4-0 '83mins.

Friendly to build up the stamina of the non first x1 and players not selected for international duty.
Ismally - 5-0

End of month league table.


Transfer Activity


September

9 games this month including more friendlies all away as before.
El Masry - 9-0.
ENPPI - 6-2.
Petrojet - 8-2.

@ West Ham - 1-0 '12mins, 2-0 '22mins, 3-0 '52mins, 4-0 '69mins, 4-1 '73mins.

@ Olympiakos - 1-0 '20mins, 2-0 '27mins, 2-1 '45mins, 3-1 '53mins, 3-2 '57mins, 4-2 '70mins, 5-2 '90+2mins.

Man City - 0-1 '43mins, 1-1 '73mins, 2-1 '78mins, 2-2 '85mins, 3-2 '89mins.

Charlton CC - 1-0 '18mins, 2-0 '51mins, 3-0 '82mins, 4-0 '87mins.
Get Derby at home in the Carabao Cup.

@ Derby - 0-1 '10mins, 1-1 '34mins, 2-1 '45+2mins, 2-2 '60mins, 3-2 '62mins, 3-3 '85mins, 4-3 '90+4mins.

Spartak Moscow - 1-0 '4mins, 2-0 '29mins.

End of month league table.


October

Six games arranged, I will choose some friendlies for the international break.

Huddersfield - 1-0 '4mins, 1-1 '12mins, 2-1 '88mins.

Friendlies
AEK Larnakas - 3-1.
AEL - 3-0.
Astana - 5-1.
Naft Tehran - 5-1

@ Newcastle - 0-1 '9mins, 1-1 '46mins, 2-1 '47mins, 2-2 '55mins, down to ten men '83mins.

@ CSKA Sofia - 1-0 '4mins, 2-0 '7mins, 3-0 '13mins, 4-0 '31mins, 5-0 '62mins, 6-0 '76mins, 6-1 '80msin, 7-1 86mins Gonidias 3*.

Liverpool - 0-1 '7mins, 0-2 '32mins, 0-3 '52mins, 0-4 '70mins.

Derby Carabao Cup - 1-0 '10mins, 1-1 '29mins, 2-1 '48mins, 3-1 '80mins Abraham 3*.

End of month league table.


November

7 games this month, I might arrange some friendlies during the int break again.

@ Stoke - 0-1 '4mins, 1-1 '9mins, 2-1 '18mins, 2-2 '80mins, 3-2 '83mins.

CSKA Sofia - 1-0 '7mins, 2-0 '12mins, 3-0 '39mins, 4-0 '45mins, 5-0 '45+1mins, 5-1 '72mins.

@ Everton - 0-1 '35mins, 0-2 '37mins, 1-2 '48mins, 2-2 '65mins.

Friendlies

Okzhetpes - 1-0.
Kaisar - 5-0.
Astana-64 - 3-0.
Kyzi-Zhar - 5-0.

@ Spurs - 1-0 '3mins, 13mins Davenport sent off straight red, 1-1 '43mins, 2-1 '53mins, 3-1 '55mins, 4-1 '71mins, 5-1 '83mins Goniadis 3* 6-1 '90+2mins.

Olympiakos - 0-1 '13seconds, 1-1 '5mins, 2-1 '21mins, 2-2 '26mins, 3-2 '45+1mins, 3-3 '56mins, 4-3 '81mins, 5-3 '86mins.

@ Bournemouth - 1-0 '16mins, 2-0 '43mins.

End of month league table.


December

8 games this month.
Chelsea - 0-1 '28mins, 1-1 '40mins, 1-2 '58mins, 2-2 '86mins, 3-2 '90+3mins. We go 3 points clear at the top ;)

Chelsea away in the 3rd round of the FA Cup

@ Spartak Moscow - 1-0 '21mins, 1-1 '32mins, 2-1 '48mins, 2-2 '90+3mins.

@ Man Utd - 1-0 '2mins, 1-1 '23mins, 1-2 '26mins, 1-3 '45+1mins, missed pen 48mins, 2-3 '70mins, 3-3 '86mins, 3-4 '89mins.

We draw Basel in the Europa League.

Man City Carabo Cup - 1-0 '10mins, 2-0 '11mins, 3-0 '18mins, 4-0 '29mins,Goinadis 3* 5-0 '43mins.
Wolves in the SF of the Carabao Cup


@ Crystal Palace - 1-0 '34mins, 2-0 '54mins, 3-0 '78mins.

Brighton - 1-0 '7mins, 2-0 '11mins, 3-0 '24mins, 3-1 '31mins, 3-2 '46mins, 4-2 '55mins Goniadis 3*, 4-3 '68mins.

Southampton - 0-1 '2mins, 10mins missed penalty, 1-1 '23mins, 2-1 '36mins, 3-1 '38mins, 4-1 '42mins, 5-1 '47mins.

@ Burnley - 0-1 '32mins, 1-1 '37mins, 1-2 '45mins, 2-2 '47mins.

@ Blackburn - 1-0 '26seconds, 2-0 '8mins, 3-0 '70mins.

End of month league table.


January 2022

Antov joins Villa for £7m.
7 games this month at present.

Arsenal - 1-0 '32mins, 2-0 '61mins, 3-0 '79mins, 4-0 '81mins, 5-0 '84mins, 6-0 '86mins, 7-0 '90+2mins.

@ Chelsea FA Cup - 1-0 '9mins, 2-0 '46mins, 2-1 '53mins, 3-1 '55mins, 3-2 '86mins.
Get West Ham or Derby at home in the 4th round of the FA Cup.

Do a deal with Oldham, to become a loan club.

Wolves SF Carabao Cup - 1-0 '15mins, 2-0 '69mins, 3-0 '85mins.

Signed Rui Costa as Director of Football.

@ Watford - 1-0 '4mins, 2-0 '11mins, 3-0 '35mins, 4-0 '40mins, Petersen misses pen 70mins to get a 3* 5-0 72mins.

West Ham - 0-0.

@ Wolves 2nd SF Carabao Cup - 0-1 '7mins, 1-1 '18mins, 2-1 '28mins, 3-1 '34mins, 3-2 '44mins, 3-3 '65mins, 3-4 '87mins, 3-5 '90+2mins. Off to Wembley :)

West Ham FA Cup - 1-0 '11mins, 2-0 '16mins, 3-0 '34mins, 3-1 '45+2mins, 4-1 '77mins.
Stoke at home in the 5th round of the FA Cup.

End of month league table.


Transfer Activity



February

7 games this month, and the first chance to win a cup.

@ Man City - 0-1 '34mins , 1-1 '52mins, 1-2 '54mins, 1-3 '68mins, 2-3 '79mins, 2-4 '87mins.

Derby - 1-0 '8mins, 2-0 '77mins.

@ Huddersfield - 1-0 '15mins, 2-0 '38mins, 2-1 '49mins, 3-1 '51mins, 3-2 '58mins, 4-2 '73mins Olsen 3*.

@ Basel - 0-1 '3mins, 1-1 '9mins, 2-1 '29mins, 2-2 '35mins, 2-3 '40mins, 77mins missed pen, 3-3 '83mins Fermin 3*.

Stoke FA Cup - 1-0 '27mins, 2-0 '29mins, 2-1 '56mins, Kubo sent 71mins.

The U23's have made the final of the checkatrade. Shall I take over management for the final ;)

Basel - 1-0 '27mins, 1-1 '37mins, Bree sent off 60mins(booked twice in 1 minute), 2-1 '72mins, 3-1 '87mins, 4-1 '90+2mins.

Get Celtic in the next round of the Europa.

Arsenal Carabao Cup Final - 1-0 '14mins, 2-0 '31mins. First major cup :) & Arsenal sack Allergi right after the match.

End of month league table.


March

5 games this month. Might have some friendlies as there is an international break.

Stoke - 1-0 '5mins, 2-0 '12mins, 2-1 '56mins, 3-1 '69mins, 4-1 '81mins, 4-2 '90+2mins.

Celtic - 1-0 '7mins, 2-0 '20mins, 3-0 '70mins, 4-0 '75mins, 4-1 '83mins.

Everton - 1-0 '26seconds, 2-0 '4mins, 3-0 '65mins Fermin 3*, 4-0 '70mins, 4-1 '88mins.

@ Celtic - 1-0 '2mins, 2-0 '6mins, 2-1 '28mins, 2-2 '35mins, 2-3 '77mins.
We draw Napoli in the QF of the Europa.

Brighton FA Cup QF - 1-0 '30mins, 2-0 '36mins, 3-0 '39mins, 4-0 '47mins Abraham 3*, 5-0 '79mins.
We draw Man City in the FA Cup SF.

Play some friendlies to get players back up to fitness and game time.
Anji - 5-0.
Krylja Sovetov Samara - 2-1
BATE - 8-1.

End of month league table.


April

We have 9 games this month

Bournemouth - 1-0 '3mins.

U23 won the checkatrade vs Ebbsfleet 9-1.

@ Napoli - 1-0 '22mins, 1-1 '28mins, 2-1 '62mins, 3-1 '70mins.

Newcastle - 1-0 '11mins, 2-0 '31mins, 3-0 '82mins.

Napoli - 0-0.

Draw Liverpool in the SF of the Europa. Now have 7 games in fourteen days in may. So have to beat UTD if i stand any chance of winning the league.

Man Utd - 1-0 '11mins, 2-0 '15mins, 2-1 '19mins, 2-2 '20mins, 3-2 '25mins.

@ Liverpool - 1-0 '5mins, 2-0 '8mins, 2-1 '55mins.

Man City FA Cup SF - 1-0 '9mins, 2-0 '18mins, 3-0 '23mins, 3-1 '46mins, 4-1 '54mins. Get PrestonNE in the final.

@ Liverpool Europa SF - 0-1 '10mins, 0-2 '13mins, 1-2 '29mins, Henerdenz s/o 46mins, 2-2 '74mins.

End of month league table.


May

Hectic run of 7 games in 14 days. Squad rotation is really needed now.

Burnley - 0-1 '53mins, 1-1 '79mins. Lost Olsen and Hamadou for the rest of the season.

@ Spurs - 0-1 '8mins, 0-2 '18mins, 1-2 '55mins, 2-2 '57mins, 2-3 '74mins. Toscan out for the rest of the season.

Liverpool Europa SF - 0-1 '9mins, 1-1 '48mins, 1-2 '50mins, 2-2 57mins. goes to extra time, pens we win 3-1.
Play Bournemouth in the Europa Final.

@ Southampton - 0-1 '26mins, 0-2 '86mins.

@ Brighton - 1-0 '59mins, 2-0 '76mins. Means the next game is the title decider.

Chelsea - 0-1 '86mins, 0-2 '90+2mins. Have lost the league now :(

CPalace - 0-1 '1mins, 1-1 '24mins, 2-1 '30mins, 3-1 '48mins, 3-2 '80mins.
Won the league by 1 point.

Bournemouth Europa Final - 1-0 '17mins, 2-0 '34mins, 3-0 '49mins, 4-0 '74mins, 4-1 '79mins, 4-2 '88mins.

Preston FA Cup Final - 1-0 '29mins, 1-1 '31mins, 1-2 '36mins, 2-2 '48mins, 3-2 '51mins, 4-2 '90+5mins.

Won the quad :) League, Fa, Carabao & Europa.

Sell Kauper to Leeds for £11.25m

End of month league table.


End of season results.





June

Starting the preseason, as before all friendlies are away from home, and attempting to get the new signings used to my formation and tactics while also bringing in some extra coffers.

Brimingham - 2-1.
Wimbeldon - 6-1.

July

Clitheroe - 3-0.

Tour of China
Quanjian - 6-3.
Beijing - 4-2.
Huaxia Xingfu - 3-1.
Shandong - 6-1

Tour of USA
LAFC - 7-1.
New York RB - 6-2.
Atlanta UTD - 4-1.
Portland - 4-1.
Minnesota - 3-1.
Colorado - 3-1.

August

Miami - 4-0.

Preseason results.


The season starts

Chelsea - Charity Shield - 1-0 '33mins, 1-1 '35mins, 2-1 '54mins, 2-2 '61mins, 2-3 '70mins.

Man City - Euro Super Cup - 1-0 '2mins, 2-0 '28mins, 3-0 '42mins, 4-0 '51mins, 5-0 '90+1mins.

The league starts

Southampton - 1-0 '76mins.

@ Bournemouth - 0-1 '3mins, 1-1 '6mins.

Carabao Cup 3rd - Middlesboro away.

Champs League - Draw - Inter, Sporting, & Bremen.

Huddersfield - 1-0 '13mins, 2-0 '54mins, 3-0 '59mins 3* Aguilar.

Transfer Activity


Tour of Argentina
Estidiantes (LP) - 5-3

September

6 games this month, champions league starts, first game is at home.

Acassuso - 4-0.
Newell's - 5-1.
Rosario Central - 3-0.

Man Utd - 1-0 '6mins, 1-1 '19mins, 2-1 '33mins, 3-1 '41mins, 4-1 '74mins, 5-1 '82mins, 6-1 '90+2.

Bremen Champs League - 1-0 '4mins, 2-0 '6mins, 3-0 '11mins, 4-0 '20mins, 5-0 '45mins, 6-0 '49mins, 6-1 '51mins.

@ Crystal Palace - 0-1 '26mins, 1-1 '34mins, Fermin S/O 39mins 2-1 '65mins, 2-2 75mins.

@ Middlesboro - Carabao Cup - 1-0 '71mins, 2-0 '90+3mins. Get Huddersfield in the 4th round.

@ Burnley - 0-1 '4mins, 1-1 '38mins, 1-2 '42mins, 2-2 '46mins, 3-2 '55mins, 4-2 '69mins.

@ Sporting Champs League - 0-1 '14mins, 0-2 '27mins, 1-2 '41mins, 1-3 '45mins, 2-3 '60mins, 3-3 '71mins.

October

6 games this month.

Brighton - 1-0 '51mins , 1-1 '90+1mins.

Friendlies a tour of Aus.
Western Sydney Wanderers - 4-1.
Bisbane Roar - 8-4.
Perth Glory - 2-0.
South Melbourne - 4-1

West Ham - 1-0 '49mins, 2-0 '78mins, 3-0 '90+1mins, 4-0 '90+3mins.

@ Inter Champs League - 0-1 '1mins, 0-2 '41mins, 1-2 '64mins.

@ Liverpool - 1-0 '67mins.

@ Huddersfield Carabao Cup - 1-0 '6mins, 2-0 '13mins, 2-1 '47mins, 2-2 '59mins, 3-2 '78mins. Get Crystal Palace in the next round.

@ Newcastle - 1-0 '6mins, 2-0 '15mins, 3-0 '32mins, 3-1 '40mins, 4-1 '49mins, 4-2 '83mins.

End of month league table.


November

Inter Champs League - 1-0 '7mins, 2-0 '14mins, 3-0 '19mins, 3-1 '52mins, 4-1 '54mins, 4-2 '64mins, 5-2 '69mins, 6-2 '70mins.

Wolves - 1-0 '3mins, 2-0 '7mins, 3-0 '17mins, 4-0 '27mins, Olsen 3*, 4-1 '85mins, 4-2 '90+2mins.

Tour of USA
Seattle - 3-2.
FC Dallas - 4-2.
Houston - 7-2.

Tottenham - 0-1 '7mins, 1-1 '32mins, 2-1 '38mins, 2-2 '46mins, 2-3 '90+4mins.

@ Bremen Champs - 1-0 '2mins, 2-0 '3mins, 3-0 '15mins, 3-1 '17mins, 4-1 '33mins, 5-1 '41mins, 6-1 '45mins.

@ Leeds - 1-0 '10mins, 2-0 '29mins, 3-0 '34mins, 4-0 '60mins, 4-1 '72mins.

End of month league table.


December

7 games this month.

@ Leicester - 0-1 '50mins, 1-1 '68mins, 2-1 '81mins, 2-2 90+1mins.

3rd round of the FA Cup - Wigan.

Sporting (Champs L) - 1-0 '12mins, 1-1 '24mins, 1-2 '32mins, 2-2 '38mins, 3-2 '56mins, 4-2 '79mins, 4-3 '81mins.

Man City - 1-0 '10mins, 1-1 '20mins, 2-1 '18mins, 3-1 '29mins, 4-1 '41mins, 4-2 '54mins, 5-2 '57mins, 5-3 '60mins, 6-3 '85mins Toscan 3*.

Draw juve in the champs league.

C Palace (Carabao Cup) - 1-0 '33mins, 2-0 '40mins, 3-0 '42mins, 4-0 '62mins, 4-1 '74mins, 5-1 '90+1mins. Draw Brighton in the semi-final.

@ Arsenal - 1-0 '32mins, 1-1 '51mins, 2-1 '80mins.

Everton - 1-0 '57mins.

@ Chelsea - 1-0 '26mins, 1-1'48mins, 1-2 '59mins, 2-2 '62mins, 2-3 '74mins, 3-3 '88mins Hamadou 3*.

End of month league table.


January 2023

8 games this month

@ Southampton - 1-0 '7mins, 1-1 '13mins, 2-1 '22mins, 2-2 '73mins, 3-2 '76mins.

Sold Ferreira for £35m +£10 in add-ons to Barca.

Wigan (FA Cup) - 1-0 '35mins, 2-0 '38mins, 3-0 '52mins, 4-0 '54mins, 4-1 '63mins, 4-2 '87mins. Get Spurs or Sheff Utd in the 4th round.

@ Brighton Carabao Cup SF - 1-0 '62mins, 2-0 '89mins, 3-0 '90mins.

Bournemouth - 1-0 '18mins, 2-0 '32mins, 3-0 '44mins, 4-0 '45+2mins.

@ Huddersfield - 0-1 '14mins, 1-1 '52mins, 2-1 '85mins.

C Palace - 1-0 '44mins.

Brighton (Carabao SF) - 1-0 '32mins, 1-1 '51mins, 2-1 '54mins, 2-2 '57mins, 3-2 '67mins. (Play Man Utd in the final)

Tottenham (FA Cup 4th) - 0-1 '5mins, 1-1 '7mins, 2-1 '26mins, 2-2 '68mins, 3-2 '82mins.(Play Man Utd in the 5th round)

End of month league table.


February

8 games this month and 3 vs Man Utd.

@ Stoke - 1-0 '2mins, 1-1 '36mins, 2-1 '66mins, 2-2 '76mins.

@ Brighton - 1-0 '37mins, 2-0 '81mins.

@ Man Utd - 0-1 '67mins.

Burnley - 1-0 '5mins, 2-0 '10mins, 3-0 '27mins, 3-1 '64mins, 4-1 '89mins.

@ Juve (Champs League) - 1-0 '47mins, 1-1 '65mins.

@ Man Utd (5th FA Cup) - 0-1 '37mins, 0-2 '50mins, 0-3 '61, 1-3'66mins, 2-3 '69mins, 2-4 '87mins.

@ West Ham - 1-0 '9mins, 2-0 '43mins, 3-0 '80mins.

Man Utd (Carabao Cup Final) - 0-1 '27mins, 0-2 '50mins, 1-2 '66mins, 2-2 '74mins, 3-2 '77mins. reverted to overload when we went 2-0 down.

Transfer Activity


End of month league table.


March

Only 4 games this month.

@ Wolves - 1-0 '7mins, 2-0 '47mins, 3-0 '77mins, 4-0 '86mins.

Juve (Champs league) - 1-0 '2mins, 2-0 '9mins, 2-1 '11mins, 2-2 '16mins, 3-2 '30mins, 4-2 '60mins, 5-2 '74mins. Toscan 3*

Newcastle - 0-1 '43mins, 1-1 '48mins, 2-1 '63mins, 3-1 '90mins.

Leeds - 1-0 '13mins, 2-0 '20mins, 3-0 '25mins, 4-0 '49mins, 5-0 '51mins.

Friendlies in the USA
LA Galaxy - 5-1.
Atlanta Utd - 5-0.
Minnesota - 5-0.
Sporting Kanasa City - 3-0.

End of month league table.


April

so at the moment its 8 games this month, and the first 3 in 6 days.

Leicester - 1-0 '8mins, 2-0 '18mins, 2-1 '33mins, 3-1 '45mins, 4-1 '45+2mins, 5-1 '90+1mins.

Liverpool - 1-0 '17mins, 1-1 '55mins, 2-1 '58mins, 2-2 '64mins, 2-3 '68mins, 3-3 '78mins, Hernandez S/O 90+6mins.

@ Tottenham - 1-0 '5mins, missed pen '17mins, 2-0 '26mins, 3-0 '45mins, 4-0 '45+1mins.
Chambers out for the rest of the season.

@ PSG (Champs Lge QF) - 1-0 '3mins, 2-0 '7mins, Mammana S/O 9mins, 3-0 '14mins, 4-0 '37mins, 5-0 '54mins, 5-1 '65mins, 5-2 '68mins.

@ Man City - 0-1 '4mins, 1-1 '21mins, 1-2 '58mins, 2-2 '78mins.

PSG (Champs Lge QF) - 0-1 '11mins, 1-1 '39mins, 2-1 '40mins, 2-2 '44mins, 3-2 '50mins, 4-2 '65mins, 5-2 '66mins, 6-2 '76mins, 6-3 '77mins, 7-3 '88mins.
We are playing Man City in the SF of the Champs League.

Arsenal - 1-0 '18mins, 2-0 '49mins.

Stoke - 0-1 '8mins, 1-1 '13mins, 2-1 59mins, 3-1 '75mins, 3-2 '82mins, 4-2 '84mins, 5-2 '90+2mins. Champions :)

End of month league table.


May

4 games this month, 5 if i win the Champs league Semi.

Man City (Champs Lge S/F) - 0-1 '20mins, 1-1 '26mins, 2-1 '32mins, 3-1 '32mins, 3-2 '76mins, 4-2 '90+3.

@ Everton - 0-1 '64mins, 1-1 '81mins.

@ Man City (Champs Lge S/F) - 0-1 '33mins, 1-1 '60mins, 2-1 '78mins, 3-1 '84mins. Toscan out for 3months, so no final for him :( We are playing man utd.

Chelsea - 1-0 '58mins, 2-0 '76mins.

Gonna play 2 friendlies to keep the players ready for the final.
Frankurt - 6-1.
Dep La Coruna - 5-1.

Expanding the stadium to 27,690 at a cost of £12.75M.

Man Utd (Champs Lge Final)
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This post was edited by scream27 (2018-10-18 17:44, 1 month ago)
ScottT's avatar Group ScottT 2018-09-21 07:09
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Wow, I never thought I'd see someone manage the club I support! :D If you can even come close to replicating what John Coleman did; I salute you. Good luck and I'll be following.
tieio's avatar Group tieio 2018-09-21 16:11
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2018-09-21 07:09#250972 ScottT : Wow, I never thought I'd see someone manage the club I support! :D If you can even come close to replicating what John Coleman did; I salute you. Good luck and I'll be following.

Scott, where are you from? You play FM as Accrington? I am the team head researcher, if you want to chat shoot me your steam ID. This article is based on a challenge I issue each year, this is the only person who has taken it up so far!
terrytormon's avatar Group terrytormon 2018-09-26 07:47
00 4 posts joined Sep 26, 2018
cool challenge
scream27's avatar Group scream27 2018-10-17 10:27
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Ive updated the story for all to see.

You are reading "The Milk Bottle Challenge".

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