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Liverpool FC && Crawley Town... ON THE UP

Started on 14 April 2012 by 1650 Yo
Latest Reply on 26 August 2012 by 1650 Yo
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ok, so here goes......

first of all im in my fourth year of fm 12 so just to kick off im just going to summarise my past 3 years using liverpool and crawley town.
(i like to use more than one team). i would just like to say i have MASSIVELY over achieved with crawley town and im just as suprised as you all will be.

So SEASON 1:-

LIVERPOOL
finished 2nd in league with 80pts, behind manchester united (87pts) and ahead of spurs (79pts)
won the league cup vs stoke city 3-1
reached the 5th round of the f.a cup losing 2-0 to bristol city (they were high flying this season and i under estimated them)

TRANSFERS IN
Carlos Tevez 51m (im guessing over months)
Edinson Cavani 32.5 (half up front, half over months)
Robbie Cotton 1.2

TRANSFERS OUT
Maxi Rodriguez 2.5
Dirk Kuyt (Loan Fee 1.4)
Sebastien Coates (Loan 2.2)
Jay Spearing (Loan 200k)
Jonjo Shelvey (Loan fee 2.2)
Various other loans

just to keep you on track other league "goings on", the relegated teams were:- Sunderland (32pts)
Norwich (26pts)
Q.P.R (25pts)

Top Goalscorer: Wayne Rooney 26 Goals

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CRAWLEY TOWN
Finished 2nd in League 2 (106 pts) behind Shrewsbury (109 pts), Swindon Town were also Promoted after beating Dagenham in the play off,
Swindon finished the League with 76pts
Won Johnstone's Paint Trophy vs Preston 2 - 0

Other League Happenings, Relegated Teams:- Macclesfield (33pts)
Hereford (29pts)

MAIN TRANSFERS IN(There were lots of free transfers (kinda over did it) so im just naming the main ones)
Michael Bostwick 700k
Marlon Harewood 200k
Marc Pelosi (Loan)
JLloyd Samuel (Free)
Marcus Hall (Free)
Lee Hendrie (Free)

TRANSFERS OUT
Ben Smith 3k
Kyle Mcfadzean 8k
Sergio Torres 10k
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there was no play off in league 2 (duh) Dagenham was promoted too!
SEASON 2:-

LIVERPOOL
A disappointing season for liverpool this season struggling in the league and finishing 5th with 68pts, 9pts behind 4th placed Arsenal, but once again beating Spurs but only on goal difference
Man City won the league with 87 pts
on the plus side i beat Everton in the fa cup final 2-1 after Extra Time! (Cracking Match!!)
Knocked out of the League Cup in the 4th round, Beaten (AGAIN) by an "easy" team (you'd think id of learnt from last season)

TRANSFERS IN
Eden Hazard (25m)
Lucas Moura (18m)
Moussa Sissoko (15m)
Alexander Huber (1.8m) (Future Player)
Marc Antonio Bueno (2m) (already planned Pre Game)

TRANSFERS OUT
Jonjo Shelvey (3m)
Robbie Cotton (Loan)
Jay Spearing (Loan 1.6m)
Dirk Kuyt (5m)
Various other Loans
Various Free Transfers (inc. Fabio Aurelio)

Relegated Teams:- Birmingham 31pts
Nottingham Forest 27pts
Bolton 24pts

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CRAWLEY TOWN
WON League 1 (109pts), well ahead of 2nd placed Doncaster (84pts) and third placed Swindon (80pts)
WON Johnstone's Paint Trophy (Again!) Smashing Rochdale 5-1
Reached Round 4 of the FA Cup losing to Burnley 3-0
knocked straight out of the League Cup, Losing to Reading in the First round 4-2

MAIN TRANSFERS IN(There were lots of free transfers (kinda over did it (Again!)) so im just naming the main ones)
Marc Pelosi (Loan)
Raheem Sterling (Loan)
Jonjo Shelvey (3m)
Richie De Laet (Free)
Davide Petrucci (Free)
Souleymane Coulibaly (Loan)

TRANSFERS OUT
Rob Barns-Graham (110k)
LOTS of Free Transfers (inc. Matt Tubbs & Pablo Mills)

Relegated Teams:- Oldham 47pts
Carlisle 45pts
Bury 42pts
Shrewsbury 39pts
Hey, when you're gonna win the EPL with Crawley?
#48340 mdlp1991 : Hey, when you're gonna win the EPL with Crawley?

Haha im working on it in season 4 but staying mid table at the moment, will let you know the progress soon
SEASON 3:-

LIVERPOOL
FINALLY! Won The League! with 86pts (Tight Season) the two Manchester teams following closely behind with 83pts for United and 82pts for City
Lost in FA Cup Final vs Man Utd 3-0 :(
Reached the Semi Finals of the League Cup, Lost v Wolves 5-4 (Over 2 Legs), which i wasnt too disappointed about as Wolves went on to win that competition
Also a happy Stat! LFC had the MOST TEAM GOALS this season!!

TRANSFERS IN
Shinji Kagawa (free)
Radouanne Hajji (Free) (Future Player)
Lars Sandhowe (Free) (Future Player)
Jean Marie Dongou (1.9m) (Future Player)
Rob Barns-Graham (5m) (Future Player)
Yannick Pierron (1.7m) (Future Player)
Neven Subotic (15.5m)
Mats Hummels (15.5m)
Mamadou N'Diaye (4m) (future)

TRANSFERS OUT
Brad Jones (Free)
Alexander Doni (Free)
Jack Robinson (Loan)
Andre Wisdom (loan)
Martin Kelly (3.1m)
Jose Enrique (Loan 2.5m)
Sebastien Coates (Loan 1.8m)
Jay Spearing (Loan)
Andy Carroll (Free)
Martin Skrtel (Loan 190k)

Relegated Teams:- Cardiff 29pts
Swansea 28pts
West Brom 25pts

As you can see, this year ive Tried to only buy future players (with the exception of Hummels & Subotic)

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CRAWLEY TOWN
WON Championship with 107pts, Birmigham (miles behind) Finished 2nd with 86pts, Bolton also promoted but only through the play offs! beating West Ham in the final 3-1. Pretty lucky really as bolton finished 5th with only 75pts
Reached 4th Round of the FA Cup, Losing to Burnley 1-0
Only Reached 2nd Round of the League Cup, Being Beat by Derby County 2-0

TRANSFERS IN
John Fleck (Free)
Souleymane Coulibaly (Loan)
Jack Robinson (Loan)
Martin Taylor (Free)
Andre Wisdom (Loan)
Nathaniel Chalobah (Loan)
Jay Spearing (Loan)
Kai Martin (Free) (Future Player)
Roman Lukaku (Loan 500k)
Federico Macheda (Loan 375k)

TRANSFERS OUT
Richie De Laet (375k)
Alhassan Chappell (900k)
Adam Street (500k)
Marlon Harewood (Free)
JLloyd Samuel (Free)

Relegated Teams:- Derby County 52pts
Swindon Town 35pts
Doncaster Rovers 30pts
Season 4 (so far)

so up to now im at the end of November in season 4 (2014). and this is how things are looking up to now.

LIVERPOOL
sitting in 2nd place with 33pts, 2pts behind the leaders Newcastle and 2pts ahead of 3rd placed Manchester United AND 4th placed Manchester City, both on 31 pts
won the community shield 3-1 vs Man United
top of the group (with one game left to play vs APOEL) in the champions league
currently awaiting the quarter finals of the league cup, where i will be playing in yet another merseyside derby to attempt to reach the semi's, and then eventually the finals.
The FA Cup has not yet reached the 3rd round, so im not in that competition yet but will update soon.

TRANSFERS IN
Ray Hardy (1.8m) (Future Player)
Antoine Griezmann (21m)
Bryan Girard (5m) (Future Player)
Daniel Leroux (1.9m (Future Player)
Miquel (5m) (Future Player)
Alfonso De Gaetano (2.8m) (Future Player)
Arnaud Mille (3.6m) (Future Player)

TRANSFERS OUT
Sebastian Coates (9.75m)
Andre Wisdom (600k)
Jelle Vossen (2.4m)
Daniel Pacheco (Free)
Jay Spearing (Free)
Alberto Aquilani (Free)
Yannick Pierron (Loan)

As you can see ive tried, once again, to buy for the future. i would like to think the board want me to stay FOREVER!! but lets just see how things pan out?. things COULD GO TERRIBLY WRONG!!!
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CRAWLEY TOWN
Currently sat dead middle of the League Table (10th) with 19pts from 15 games, Level with 11th placed Wolves and 12th Placed Wigan.
A Suprisingly messed up table at the moment with Newcastle Leading the pack, Chelsea Struggling in 7th place, Bolton at the bottom of the heap, Everton Struggling in 16th place and Newly promoted Birmingham Having (By Their Standards) a good season sitting in 8th place with 22pts
Unfortunately im OUT of the League Cup, Losing to Everton 4-3 (Away), so im not too downheartened, but with teams such as Cardiff, Norwich Birmingham and Wolves still in there, i was hoping for a nice cup run, as i havent really since the Johnstones Paint Trophy.
The FA Cup has not yet reached the 3rd round, so im not in that competition yet but will update soon.

TRANSFERS IN
Alejandro Faurlin (5m)
Luciano Narsingh (Free)
Rydell Poepon (Free)
Carlos Bocanegra (Free)
Daniel Pacheco (Free)
Javier Garrido (Free)
Andrea Dossena (Free)
Seamus Coleman (7.5m)
Chris Gunter (7.5m)
Jay Spearing (Free)
Gareth Barry (Free)
Giuseppe Prestia (Loan)
Gibril Sankoh (Free)
Brad Guzan (Free)

TRANSFERS OUT
Steven Caldwell (Free)
Martin Taylor (Free)
Eric Lichaj (Free)
Sam Cowler (Loan)
Joe McCann (Loan)
look you have done so well i just wish you did the storie from the start cause you look like you have had
a great game so far :)
#48424 amass909 : look you have done so well i just wish you did the storie from the start cause you look like you have had
a great game so far :)
i wish i had too mate :) i only got the idea of a story friday night, but i didnt really want to start again. so ive just had to summarise the first 3 seasons and will be updating every "in game" month. the next one will be when i reach January 1st, and im at the start of December so one will be soon
could you do a screenshot of your team line up mate :)
so by request here are the line ups (Last Used) and the League Table

Crawley Town Tactics

Liverpool Tactics

League Table
season 4 (so far)

so the 1st of january has arrived, at the moment im unsure if im going to buy but as everyone knows... things can change VERY quickly!

LIVERPOOL
League Position:2nd (45pts)
League Cup: Arsenal (A) (14th Jan)
FA Cup: Southampton (A) (3rd Jan)
Champions League: Werder Bremen (18th Feb)

RESULTS (between 28th Nov & 1st Jan)
Vs Balckburn (H) 5-0 Win (S.Gerrard (2) J.Henderson, C.Tevez, M.Skrtel)
Vs Everton (H) (League Cup QF) 2-0 Win (C.Tevez, R.Shawcross)
Vs Everton (A) 1-0 Loss
Vs APOEL (H) (Final Champions League Group Match) 3-1 (M.Gotze (2) L.Leiva)
Vs Tottenham (A) 4-1 Win (S.Gerrard (2), A.Griezmann, L.Suarez)
Vs Aston Villa (H) 3-0 (C.Clark o.g, A.Griezmann, N.Subotic)
Vs Bolton (H) 5-0 Win (E.Cavani, D.Agger, N.Subotic, A.Griezmann, D.Wheater o.g)
Vs Chelsea (H) 5-1 Win (S.Gerrard, N.Subotic, E.Hazard (2), M.Sissoko)

After Beating Everton in the League cup, a loss in the league straight after was disappointing, especially because it was an Own Goal by Lucas.

I have begun tutoring some young'uns too, i have Gerrard tutoring Miquel (M/AMRC), and Jose Enrique tutoring Mamadou N'Diaye (D/WBL)
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CRAWLEY TOWN
League Position: 11th (27pts)
FA Cup:Middlesbrough (3rd Jan)
League Cup: OUT

RESULTS (between 28th Nov & 1st Jan)
Vs Chelsea (H) 3-2 Loss (first loss in 5) (G.Sankoh,P.Cech o.g)
Vs Stoke (A) 2-1 Win (R.Lukaku, L.Narsingh)
Vs Man Utd (H) 3-1 Win (YESSSS!!!) (R.Lukaku (2), S.Coleman)
Vs Wolves (A) 1-1 Draw (G.Barry)
Vs Sunderland (A) 4-1 Loss (R.Sterling)
Vs Burnley (A) 0-0 Draw

after 3 away games in a row, next (in the league) i have my other team (LIVERPOOL) at home on the 10th of January, so the results will be in the next update.
An offer from Chelsea to be their next manager came about on the 7th December, Declined the offer to continue my legacy at Crawley Town
SO..... as it's a SPECIAL game, well.... special for me anyways, i have decided to do a full report of the game where BOTH my teams play eachother!!!!


so.... CRAWLEY VS LIVERPOOL

Formations

CRAWLEY LIVERPOOL
GK GK
4 DEF's 4 DEF's
2 CM's 2 CM's
1 AM 3 AM's
2 WG's 1 ST
1 ST

also must add as its crawley town, and i have so many youngsters for liverpool, i am going to play 2 youths and have 2 on the bench, but the rest will be strong first team players to balance it out a little

PREVIOUS MATCH RESULT: 3-3 (ANFIELD)
END OF FIRST HALF:
SCORE: 1-2
SCORERS: C.Bocanegra, - R.Barns-Graham(Yth), E.Hazard
CARDS: NONE

SECOND HALF: >on <off
SUBS: (J.Spearing>.<L.Narsingh), (A.Dossena>.<J.Garrido), (R.Lukaku>.<R.Sterling)
(C.Azpilicueta>.<M.N'Diaye(Yth)), (L.Suarez>.<R.Barns-Graham(Yth)), (R.Hardy(Yth)>.<S.Kagawa)
SCORE: 2-3
SCORERS: J.Fleck, - M.Skrtel
CARDS: C.Gunter (red)

so a tight game really... both teams hit the post late on but it took a well taken corner to seperate the sides. a happy game all round, even as crawley manager as i was predicted to be well beaten
Some good results there :) Keep it up!!
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Very nice job with Crawley. You've taken them a long way!
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