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The Power of Kentucky Fried Chicken

Not really Kentucky Fried Chiken but KFC none-the-less
Started on 18 December 2011 by adamahc
Latest Reply on 20 January 2012 by adamahc
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Club Awards


Some of our players and myself as the manager won awards or were in the running for awards at the end of the season. Here are the results involving the club:









Fan Awards


The fans have had their say and here are the awards that they can award:



Dude I think some if not most of your posts are too long and I personally did not read a lot of them because of that, maybe you should shorten your posts to a paragraph if its about matches and transfers or maybe for transfers just do something like: Player X went to Team Y for $X, I sold him cos he sucks. Maybe for matches you just give a rough summary, and a bit of detailed info about chances you and your opponent gets and show an overview of the game to explain the rest, maybe showing the transfer history is good too.

Pre-Season Update


Our pre-season went pretty well as we played 5 friendly games, and only lost 1 of them against Wigan. Our other matches were 4 wins against Stirling Albion (feeder team), Morton (feeder team), Sheffield Utd and Torquay. This gave us some good momentum going into our season opener against Rangers.



Despite already having 7 players signing before the end of the last season I decided to look for some more cover for strikers and centre backs so that I have enough to cover any injury crisis or congested schedules. The extra strikers will also help if like last season our starting strikers drop from form and start having difficulties scoring.

However, since Scotland doesn't have a Reserve league the only way to keep each of the back-ups fit is to send them out on loan and to have the option to bring them back with 24 hours notice. This also gives the strikers a chance to prove they can perform even if it is at a lower league, getting goals will help with their confidence to do it in the first team.

Here is a look at all our transfer dealings from the pre-season and season so far:



With all the signings and all the movement going on at the club, the friendly games certainly helped with coming up with a line-up to start the season with. Eventually we worked one out and the back-ups for each position before sending the 3rd and 4th choice players out on loan. During the pre-season we were also able to try out a new 4-4-1-1 formation where one of our strikers steps back and plays just in behind his partner in our 4-4-2 formation, still in his teraquista role. The player that has shown promise in this position is Gary Harkins which may mean that he will be the starter in that role if we continue with the formation at the start of the season. Here is how the line-up would look if we did use it:

#39367 Ory1997 : Dude I think some if not most of your posts are too long and I personally did not read a lot of them because of that, maybe you should shorten your posts to a paragraph if its about matches and transfers or maybe for transfers just do something like: Player X went to Team Y for $X, I sold him cos he sucks. Maybe for matches you just give a rough summary, and a bit of detailed info about chances you and your opponent gets and show an overview of the game to explain the rest, maybe showing the transfer history is good too.

Thank you for the feedback.

I would do things like you have mentioned, if you look at my early posts you will see that I do it that way in short posts...yes the match reports are a it longer but that just my way of writing, but all the transfer updates and contracts etc are all short...or were all short.

I don't do match reports now for a reason....it takes way to much time that I don't have to write them all up even if they were just short summaries...and I only post transfer histories at my end of transfer window updates...like the one above a few posts previous to this.
Try reading my story if you haven't, just see how I organise match reports etc.
I think your story is fine as it is . I love the layout and the effort gone into it. Keep it up mate!
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#39417 Mikethemanc : I think your story is fine as it is . I love the layout and the effort gone into it. Keep it up mate!

Thank you.

I will certainly try and keep it going as much as I can especially when people are enjoying it.
#39415 Ory1997 : Try reading my story if you haven't, just see how I organise match reports etc.

I have read your story a few times....and to be honest I don't see why you say my posts are too long??

Especially since some of yours are just as long, and that includes your match reports.
Sorry I ain't updated recently, had internet problems. Here is the newest months update:

Monthly Update - August


We started off the the season properly this month after a game against Rangers at the very end of July which ended in a 2-2 draw after we were 2-1 up with more than the added time played. Our form was average through August as we won 1 game, drew 2, and lost 1, giving us a total of 5 points from the 4 games in August, 6 with the game against Rangers in July. We also won our first cup game of the season against Elgin City in the League Cup 2nd round.



The match against Elgin wasn't as easy as it should have been however, due to our inability to get shots on target (20 shots....3 on target). Here's a look at some of the stats from the game:



With the 6 points from our league games, we currently sit in 8th position which is below where I'd hope we'd be at the start of the season but hopefully we can improve and get moving up the ladder to the top-6 once again. A cherry on the top of our cake this season would be to qualify for Europe through the league, which we haven't done so far in my career, despite qualifying through Cup success.



Here is a look at our training overview for this month:



During the transfer window we did bring in quite a lot more people than I expected to but the thing that surprised me most was this:



To end it off, overall its been an ok month for us and hopefully next month we can improve on our form, starting with gaining some feeling of REVENGE!! over Celtic in our first game of September.
Well yours was longer. Anyways, try buying some youth players that are going to be worldclass cos I think you'll need to get a few to challenge Celtic and Rangers for the title. Here's a few: Carlos Fierro, Rafael Toloi and Kara; he's from this unkown African team but good.
Thank you for the suggestions but I have no chance in the universe of signing any of the players you mentioned on a full contract.

I had Fierro on loan last season and he did well but signed a new contract at his parent club so he is staying there.....R.Toloi I wouldnt be able to afford in years and Kara isn't loaded in my game.

If you can come up with people who I'd realistically be able to sign I'll take a look at them.

Monthly Update - September


The month of September was a great month for the club as we went unbeaten in all competitions. We got off to a great start by exacting a measure of revenge against Celtic in a 1-0 AWAY win in the first game of the month. Our form continued over the next couple of weeks as we picked up 4 points in the league against St. Mirren (3-0) and Motherwell (1-1). We continued our good run against Hamilton in the Cup with a 2-0 win, followed by a 1-0 win against Dunfermline in our last game of the month in the league.



With our win in the League Cup against Hamilton we progressed into the Quarter Finals where we were drawn against Hibernian at home.

With our good run of form in the league, 10 points from 12 this month, we have climbed from 8th up to 4th, climbing above Dundee United, Celtic, Hibernian and Aberdeen and there are only 5 points between us and 1st placed Rangers...one can hope that's a much smaller gap in the next month.



Hopefully that gap can be closed on both 3rd and 1st as we play the teams currently occupying those positions, Hearts and Rangers, within the next month. We also have our Quarter Final game coming at the end of the month with another league match against St. Johnstone sandwiched between the two other league games.

Here is an overview of the training for the month:

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Monthly Update - October




Another very good month for the club. We once again went unbeaten in the month and that included big games against Hearts and Rangers in a 0-0 and a 2-0 respectively. We also got a 2-1 against lower down opposition St. Johnstone.

We had our Quarter Final game against Hibernian which ended in a slender 1-0. This meant that we went through to the semi-final which drew us against Rangers away at Ibrox. Hopefully we can continue our good run of form against them and go through to the final and defend our title to the end.

With the 7 of 9 points from the league games this month we rose further up the league, jumping above both Hearts and Rangers to sit in 2nd place, 6 points behind Motherwell. Our next 4 league games next month are against Dundee United (7th), St. Johnstone (11th), Aberdeen (8th), and Hibernian (4th).



I'm hoping we can at least pick up 10 points this month, if not all 12, to continue our push to the top of the league and to get further away from the rest of the pack, as we are currently only 1 point ahead of 3rd and 2 ahead of 4th.

Here is a look at Maurice Malpas' training overview for the month:

Monthly Update - November


Well this was another good month for the club. We once again went unbeaten for the entire month, picking up 3 wins (3-0 vs Dundee United, 2-0 vs Inverness, 1-0 vs Aberdeen) and a draw (0-0 vs Hibernian) in the league against teams who I would think to be on par if not slightly better than us. We also kept a clean sheet in every game we played while scoring 6 goals thoughout the month.





Due to this month's unbeaten run we have now not lost a game in 15 games(11 wins and 4 draws), stetching back to August.



With this unbeaten month and the 10 points picked up from it, we have moved up into 1st place in the league, thanks to a drop in form from Motherwell. We are however only 1 point above them and fellow contenders Rangers both on 32 points. We also have the second highest goal difference thanks to only conceding 6 goals so far this season.



With our next 4 games against St. Mirren, Celtic, Motherwell and Dunfermline it could definitely make our break our title bid as we play 2 of the top 4 teams in what will be 2 very difficult games. I hope to take at least 8 points out of this month despite that and hopefully that will keep us in the top 2 if not in 1st.

Here is a look at a disappointing month in this months training report:

Monthly Update - December




Oh well, it had to end at some point. This month saw the end of our record breaking unbeaten streak in all competitions. It came after a loss against Celtic which could have turned out alot worse than it did.

Here is a look at our overall unbeaten run that ran from the 24th of August till the 15th of December:



Despite the loss against Celtic we still managed to have a good month, winning all of our other games, including a friendly against Peebles (5-0), and 3 wins in the league against St. Mirren(2-1), Dunfermline(4-0) and Motherwell(2-1).



By picking up the 9 points this month we had maintained our top-spot in the league and increased our lead to a still slender 2 points over Rangers and a healthier 4 points over Motherwell. Hopefully we can continue our winning ways against some more top of the league opposition in Hearts and Rangers as well as games against St. Johnstone and Inverness throughout the month.

We also have our Scottish Cup 4th Round match against Raith early in the month with our League Cup Semi Final against Rangers at the end of the month. Hopefully we can continue our cup runs after our successful runs last season.

With the start of the new year comes the start of the January Transfer window, we have been tipped to go for some players by the papers but here is the summary from the tabloids for the league:



We have however already brought in two players, one as cover, and one who is a huge coup for us as we are still relatively a small club in the Premier League, whilst also selling someone. Those players that are coming in and leaving are:

In
Marcus Johansson - ST - Sweden - 19 - CA -
PA - Free - 5 year contract.

Andy Johnson - ST - England - 32 - CA - PA - Free - 1 year contract.

Out

Michiel Kramer - ST - 24 - to Swindon - £60,000

We have also had a discussion with the Board about our expectations as the Board believe we can do much better than what we originally planned. However, I didn't want to put too much pressure on the squad as we were doing so well with our current expectations, so here is how the meeting ended:



Here is a look at this months training report:

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