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FM Scout: A Game Of Thrones (FM20)

Started on 16 February 2020 by Aaron
Latest Reply on 3 March 2020 by Imagine
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A great start to the season! Good job.
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Season 2 - Part 2

I'm taking over from ScottT in a very decent position thanks to the flying start to the new season. As of January 1st, we sit top of the table 2 points clear of Elgin City.

We started off flying, winning 4 of our first 5 including a dramatic comeback against Stenhousemuir, coming from 2-0 down to win 3-2 thanks to a brace from Danny Delholm and loanee Lewis Jamieson as well as beating promotion rivals Elgin City 2-0 at the The Energy Check Stadium.

February went quite well, winning all 3 of our 4 games including a massive away game against high flying Forfar Athletic, cruising to a comfortable 3-0 win.

We continued our fine form into March, again winning 3 of our 4 games including comfortable 4-0 and 3-0 wins against Stenhousemuir and Cowdenbeath respectively.

April on the other hand wasn't so great, our results were extremely inconsistent however we just about did enough to get over the line as title winners.

As mentioned already we were incredibly inconsistent at times, but you can't win every game, thankfully we just about did enough to clinch automatic promotion over a spectacular Forfar Atlhetic side.

Star signing Michael McKenna who joined us on a free transfer in January was undoubtedly the key man in our promotion push, scoring a remarkable 17 goals in 14 League games finishing the season as our top goal scorer.

We should also give a special shout out to another one of our January acquisitions, central defender Louis Lomas, who joined us on a free transfer following his release from Norwich City for giving us that extra bit of quality at the back and played a key role in our promotion push.

Chairman Ed Woodward had a few points to make following a massive season for the club

"It's been a fantastic season for all involved, we surpassed expectations in securing automatic qualification and we hope we can kick on for the following season and hopefully we can overachieve once again. He also added that "as a result of our excellent season, we find ourselves in an excellent financial position and we hope to see improvement in that department once again".

We now hand the reigns over to ImThatSybGuy to see us into Season 3 where hopefully we can see another strong showing from the mighty Irn-Bronx.
Great updates boys, League 1, I cant wait to get us relegated :)
Seems like you enjoyed your time there, onto Syb now...
Promotion! McKenna was excellent bit of business and really fired us through! Great job.

Season 3 - Part 1

Up the leagues we go!! What a season Scott and Hazza have had in Irn Bronx's second year. It was clear for all to see that we were by far the best team in the league and it's nice to say we're no longer in the bottom division of Scotland!

After Hazza hopped off the saddle it was time for Syb to take charge of the team in League One. Uncharted territory for all of us as the club hadn't been at this level before but we're here now and we all trust Syb to keep us where we want to be, and maybe go beyond.

Largely a mixed bag! The first challenge for Syb was the Betfred cup which we weren't in last year. It was by no means a run to remember and we went out in the group stages but what we're all here for at the moment is league results. The cups can wait for now.

It was a fantastic start in the league unbeaten in the first four games with 10 points from 12 available. Only 1 loss in 7 of the first games meant we'd surely be on track for another possible promotion this year. Things were looking good.

This run of form was continued all the way up to November where Syb managed to take us to the Challenge Cup quarter final unfortunately going out to Livingston. We forced a replay in the Scottish cup versus Queen of the South but we were powerless to stop them in the second tie.

December seemed much like an anomaly. It wasn't anything to shout about with 3/4 of our losses so far this year in the league coming all in that one month. Certainly not the kind of form needed to win promotion but we must remain with feet on the ground. This was never going to be easy and we expect promotion to the Championship to be something we have to fight tooth and nail for.

Aside from that mentally grueling last month we're still very pretty only 3 points from top spot and if this first half of the season is anything to go by we could well be seeing ourselves trying to stave off Championship relegation in a years time.

That's all from myself and Syb, the torch is now passed the TheLFCFan

Meet The Board

Yes, I know I'm late with this. Blame Aaron. He made me snort cocaine and I overdosed not want to post by being annoying. Anyway, here we are. As you know, each person spends six months in charge of the club. So, to reflect this, we have a director (the person) liaison with the manager, Mr. Morgan, for six months at a time, for story purposes. Anyway, let's see who we have.

Greta Thunberg (Aaron)

Full Name: Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg
Description: A child of global health. Greta made the world her own in the last twelve months, shaking down world leaders with her demands for change. A Swedish sweetheart, she has now turned to football chairmanship in a bid to rid the industry of environmental-damaging progress. Loved by many, hated by some - will she succeed in a country that's view on climate change is similar to that of a coal mine?

Nigel Farage (ScottT)

Full Name: Nigel Paul Farage
Description: Cancer in human form. Arguably the most hated man on the planet. He successfully sentenced 60 million people, and their successors, to decades of struggle. He has now taken to football, and to Glasgow, where he's more likely to get shanked than thanked. Prick.

Ed Woodward (HazzaMUFC)

Full Name: Edward Gareth Woodward
Description: Most reputable director of football on the planet. Following a sparkling career at Manchester United where he successfully navigated many a good season at the side of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ed has moved onto bigger and better things. He will be hoping to bring his nous in the transfer market with him, having been successful in signing Erling Haland Jadon Sancho Kalidou Koulibaly Toby Alderweireld Fabinho Ivan Perisic Marcos Rojo

Oscar Pistorius (TheLFCFan)

Full Name: Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius
Description: From Olympic hero to criminal zero. Where did it all go wrong for Oscar? He continued to take the wrong steps in what was a shambolic courtroom defence of his actions. Without much good ground to stand on, will his time in Glasgow be a shot in the dark or will the door to success open for him?

Logan "The Maverick" Paul (OMGItsToddzy)

Full Name: Logan Alexander "The Maverick" Paul
Description: No longer welcome in the nation of Japan, Logan Paul shot to internet fame following a string of successful Vine videos. His step to Youtube was rather flawless, until a poor decision left him hanging out to dry in the public eye and his career truly on the ropes. A failed attempt at boxing has only been overshadowed by his abysmal singing. Can he re - can he re - can he re - can he redeem himself? Sorry, I sneezed three times.

Austin Powers (ImThatSybGuy)

Full Name: Austin Powers
Description: Groovy, baby! The UK's third most successful spy, following in the footsteps of Johnny English and George Lazenby as James Bond, Austin Powers will be looking to add some funk to a club in need of some magic. One thing is for certain - when Austin Powers is in a board room with controversial characters, we tend to see his 'Mini Me'.

Conor McGregor (Justice)

Full Name: Conor Anthony "The Notorious" McGregor
Description: The people's champion. A humble, down-to-earth man from the outskirts of the city of Dublin. Conor is a man who has succeeded in everything he has put his mind to, whether that be combat sports, the fashion business, alcohol sales and showmanship. He adds flair, comedy and style. Can anybody really compete?

Of course, these directors will be supplemented by the likes of Korean Elvis and Riley Reid. They need no introductions.

Season 3 - Part 2

Having taken over from ImThatSybGuy, we were in a reasonably comfortable position in the league, sitting second three points behind first and seven clear of fifth. Looking set for at least a playoff place, the aim was to push for the league title.


The team I had inherited was a strong one, which was clear from the results, with some key players in the likes of Lewis Jamieson and Luke Lyons key assets to the squad. However, I thought we lacked depth in two key areas. Up front, and at center back. When the previously mentioned pair are out of action, we don’t have the quality to replace them.

Therefore I went out and signed two players, with Jordan Ponticelli and Jacob Mensah joining the club on frees.

Ponticelli becomes by far our highest paid player, but in my opinion is worth it, with the quality to be playing Championship football already. He still has time to grow into a better player and I believe we have got a good signing in him. Jamieson and Ponticelli will be a deadly partnership up front, which bodes well for the future.

Jacob Mensah comes in as our back up center back as a free transfer from English League Two side Bolton. Still aged 21, Mensah has a lot of potential about him and comes in at a reasonable wage, making the deal a no-brainer. He will remain as our third choice for now, with Lyons and Louis Lomas have formed a strong partnership at the back.

With Syb ending a tough December with one win in five in a very tough run of fixtures, January was a much better month, picking up some very important victories against Clyde and Peterhead, two teams in and around the playoff spots. Our one loss in January came to a team who quickly became a bogey side of mine, East Fife, who were eventually relegated, making the loss to them even more frustrating.

I then saw just why Syb had struggled so much in December, with a very similar set of fixtures. Playing three of the top four with a number of players missing due to suspension or injury. It cost us dearly as we lost to our leaders Morton and third place Ayr. We did manage to pick up a point away to Stirling another side who were pushing for the playoffs. It was a dissapointing month which effectively ended our chances of winning the league, with Morton failing to lose a game throughout the eighteen games I played. The final game of February was a huge 5-0 dismantling of Dumbarton, with new signing Jordan Ponticelli scoring a hattrick.

Off the back of the big win, I identified March as a month where we needed to build momentum going into a massively tough final month of the season. We did just that with back to back 3-1 wins over Arbroath and Montrose. Again we faced Clyde, who were still pushing for a playoff berth, but a 3-0 win gave us a great boost, only to be slowed down by East Fife once again.

A draw to Morton was a good result on paper, but it was disappointing having gone 1-0 up and having the possibility to go two up but a missed penalty allowed them to equalize late on. We then struggled to pick up results, with a 3-1 win over Peterhead our final win of the season. With Morton picking up draws we had a real chance at pushing for the title had we been able to get over the line in a few of those games, but it wasn’t to be and we were confined to the playoffs.

The playoffs got off to an incredible start, with a massive 4-0 away win against Ayr, setting us up for a good chance at qualifying from the semi-final. A 2-2 draw at home secured such and we were placed in the Championship Promotion/Relegation Playoff final against Partick Thistle.

I was happy with our first leg once again, with a 2-2 draw away from home giving us two away goals and a nice foundation. But a heartbreaking 93rd minute goal from Sean McGinty kept Partick Thistle up in the second tier of Scottish football, with us spending another season in League One.

Final Moves

I made two transfers before handing over to OMGItsToddzy as I noticed we could do with an added quality in center midfield, having lost Lewis Hyde with his loan deal ending. Leftback was also an area we needed an added layer of depth, so with that in mind, we signed Seb Ross and James Maxwell on free deals.

Seb Ross comes in from Aberdeen and is one of the first players at the club who has played a game of Premiership football. Still aged 22, Ross has a lot of time to develop and he already looks like a player who could be playing a level higher. I expect him to do well under Todd and Hazza this season.

My final signing in this round of the save, we bring in James Maxwell from Hamilton. The left back was signed on loan as back up to Luke Robinson for the season gone, and despite only playing a single game last season, showed enough to get a free transfer to play second fiddle once again.

A special shout out also needs to go to this talented youngster who I found in our youth side.

Gordon O’Halloran had 26 assists in 31 under 18 games, when I noticed he was the 4th best midfielder in the squad, according to our assistant. He was quickly called up and placed on the bench, ending the season with two start’s and ten appearances from the bench netting twice and assisting once. I am very excited to see him leading us to glory in a few years time!

So now I pass over to OMGItsToddzy for another season in League One, hopefully he has a great start and we can get promoted this coming season.
Bad luck to not make it through the play offs! We go again Toddzy

The Meeting of the Board

*Explicit Warning* Content in this update do not represent the views of the author or of this website. This update is satirical in every way, shape and form and is not written to cause offence.

Greta Thunberg: "Now that we are all here, let us begin. I think it is fair to say the club's fortunes on the pitch have been better with some in official capacity of managerial liaison than with some others."

Conor McGregor: "Shut the fuck up, vegan. You did shite in charge and you fucking know it. Nobody gives a fuck about what you have to say."

Austin Powers: "Fat Bastard, is that you?!? You've lost weight!"

Conor McGregor: "What the fuck have you dressed up as? You look like Jimmy Savile's come back from the dead to play a role in a live-action Teletubbies remake, to hypnotise and fuck all the little children watching."

Austin Powers: "That is not groovy, baby."

Logan Paul: "I think I did quite well."

Ed Woodward: "You almost got us relegated, you fool."

Logan Paul: "I feel like when I was liaising with the manager, the games were rigged. Even though we 'lost', I feel that we deserved more points than we got. It was harsh for us to get zero points for a loss and only one point for a draw. I appealed to the Scottish Football Association about it but they said that I was being a sore loser for some reason."

Nigel Farage: "Can I just say that I don't feel comfortable with all these foreigners in the room? They've come in here and taken our jobs. It should only be Austin, Ed and myself here. We are the true British people in the room."

Greta Thumberg: "The funny thing is, Mister Farage, that the reason you pushed Brexit forward was to stop low-skilled immigrants from coming to the country to steal a living, yet Ed and yourself are prime examples of just how low-skilled the vocal side of the British people really are."

Austin Powers: "You think I'm highly skilled, baby? Maybe we should take this board room downtown later."

Greta Thunberg: "I'm nineteen. You're, like, ten times my age."

Austin Powers: "Well you know what they say, baby. An old dog can show you how to fetch a bone or two."

Oscar Pistorius: "I find your comments highly inappropriate, Mister Powers. Women should be treated with respect."

Ed Woodward: "I don't think you have much ground to stand on with that argument, Oscar."

Oscar Pistorius: "At least my own fans don't try to invade my house, Ed."

Ed Woodward: "No, you tend to do the invading in your own home, I believe."

Greta Thunberg: "ENOUGH! We've come here to discuss the future of this club. Six of us have taken turns with liaising with the manager. While it hasn't all been great, we have progressed. We can happy with that. We need to look forward to how we can evolve and transform from here on out. We should be more like those who have sat through the meeting so far with calmness, quietness and respect. We should be more like Miss Riley Reid."

Conor McGregor: "You mean like a cum bucket?"

Austin Powers: "That sounds absolutely groovy, baby."
The highlight of the save is always the board meetings. They never fail to deliver...

Season 4 - Part 1

After suffering at the hands of a play off final loss, it was all in the hands of Toddzy to put The Real Winners of TV's Naked Attraction in a commanding position for promotion to the Sky Bet. Last year can be considered quite the success finishing second in our first year, so with some new additions to the squad, winning the league would surely be the only thing good enough for Morgan to keep his job.

It's all going from strength to strength for us ever since we started at the low heights of League Two. In our 4th year since our establishment it looks very much like we'll be heading into the Scottish Championship after Toddzy managed to go unbeaten - you heard that correctly - unbeaten in the league in his entire 6 month tenure.

Dropping points a measly 3 points we now find ourselves a huge 16 points clear at the top and we don't look like taking our foot off the gas either.

One notable game was the very last against Partick Thistle in the cup. Battering them 4-1 we were into the next Forfar. Could we see cup glory at cup glory at the end of it all?

One things for sure, the defence has been rock solid conceding only 13 goals all season. This 6 month period is a huge improvement on Toddzy's last run out with Irn-Bronx and we're all very pleased to see him do well and prove everyone wrong.

Hazza will be next and we're all looking to him to see us into the next division. No pressure on anything Haz...
Great improvement from Todd that! Great set up for Hazza, Championship football here we come!

Season 4 - Part 2

Eeye eeye eeye oh! Up Scottish leagues we go!!

What a season from Hazza and Toddzy. Absolutely smashing League One to pieces and ending the season on a phenomenal 94 points. Losing only 2 games this season it was a shame not to see us even go invincible but all the way through we never looked like giving up top spot and what matters is...

We're finally in the Championship after 4 years of blood, sweat and tears!

Hazza and Todd have all the plaudits to take of getting us to where we are this season. Although a lot of work was put into building up the team in previous seasons, we really needed a pair of managers to come in and finish the job. They did it very well.

Thanks to the top spot finish, Piers Morgan will be manager again next year so there'll be no kind of upheaval just yet. The good morning britain host was said to be 'thrilled' at the recent success and 'happy to take them into a new season'

Irn-Bronx can certainly count Piers in for the long haul.

Who'd have though it? Piers Morgan, Irn-Bronx legend.

Well done lads.

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