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[FM12] Rise of the U's

Started on 6 April 2013 by Stocke
Latest Reply on 15 April 2013 by Stocke
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Stocke's avatar Group Stocke
7 yearsEdited
This is an FM12 story because I haven't had the chance to buy FM13 yet, but I'm posting it here because nobody reads the FM12 sections. Just wanted to clarify that.

On this save file, I'm going to be unknown 25 year-old English manager Adam Drayton. The team I'm going to manage is Sutton United, as they're in good financial health for BSN/S. They also have a decent-sized stadium for this level. They have a league prediction of 13th though, that's what makes this more of a challenge.

I can see from a glance that this squad needs some more young players. I'm going to need to revamp the squad in order to gain promotion.

In order to help me do this, I've organized a few money-making friendlies. Since I don't particularly care about winning them, I've decided to leave them in the hands of my assistant coach.

I'll update when pre-season ends.

(Also, I agree that "The U's" is a stupid nickname.)

Update 1: Pre-season

Update 2: August
Good luck Yuttra, Sutton are only down the road from me so I've watched them a few times
Friendly results

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q663/DarkMatt114/SuttonUnitedMatches_Matches_zps7ab6014f.png

Overall pretty solid, beat everyone I expected to beat and a higher league side as well. The pre-season shows me that I shouldn't have too much trouble beating teams from my own league, but will struggle against higher league teams. Of course, pre-season isn't always the best way to measure things like this...

Transfers

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q663/DarkMatt114/SuttonUtdTransfers_History_zpsad8d7e83.png

Pretty proud of some of the signings I've managed to pull off here, especially Pablo Counago and Jamil Adam who I know are great signings for higher-level teams as well. Gilpin and Lozano-Calderon turn out to be good as well, had some success with them in the past as well.

Overall

Overall this was a pretty good month for my team, could have gone a bit better but I'm still happy with it.

Note

These games were played by my assistant, and if you're wondering I'm using joannes3000's lower league tactic.
2013-04-06 15:15#90300 LJO200 : Good luck Yuttra, Sutton are only down the road from me so I've watched them a few times

Thanks for wishing me good luck. Hopefully you'll continue to read this as I continue.
Stocke's avatar Group Stocke
7 yearsEdited
Games

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q663/DarkMatt114/SuttonUnitedMatches_Matches-2_zps18f67ddf.png

This was a great month overall. Four wins, and three of those matches I expected to lose. I was disappointed with the loss and the draw, but if the team can continue this form, they should be able to at least reach the playoff spots (where I am currently)

From our thrashing of Eastbourne Borough:

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q663/DarkMatt114/BlueSquareBetSouthAwards_AwardWinners_zps90b6e1ad.png

Man of the Month

Pablo Counago

Counago, as I predicted, has been our star player throughout the first month. He has scored almost half of our team's goals, and leads the league in that respect with 8 goals in 6 matches (four of which came from the Welling game) He also has 3 man of the match awards to his name already, and has an average rating of 8.03, the highest in the league. Other notable players: Jamil Adam, 2 goals and 6 assists in 6 games, with an average rating of 7.77; and Sebastien Carole who has 3 goals and 2 assists from 6 games with an average rating of 7.53, as well as 2 MoM awards.

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q663/DarkMatt114/AdamDraytonNews_Inbox-3_zps1730b396.png

Overall

Overall I couldn't really have expected to do so well, especially with the large amount of goals my team has scored, even more than the unbeaten league leader Salisbury City.

Next Month

Next month has both fairly easy matches and hard ones. The month opens with a home game versus Woking who are a place ahead of me, on the 3rd. The other matches should be relatively easy, except the third one which will be an away game versus Eastleigh, who are currently in 2nd place in the league.

Thanks for reading!
Stocke's avatar Group Stocke
7 yearsEdited
Games

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q663/DarkMatt114/SuttonUnitedMatches_Matches-3_zpsfd397bbb.png

I'm very proud of my team and the fact that they've won all five matches during this month, especially the Maidenhead and Eastleigh games where we had to come back from behind. Because of these results, I'm now 1st in the league. I'm currently only one point ahead of the second-placed team, but 5 points ahead of the 3rd placed team.

Squad News

My best left-back is out with an injury for 5-6 weeks, but I'm generally getting pretty good luck with the injuries.

Man of the Month

Pablo Counago

Counago is my man of the month again, picking up another Man of the Match award, as well as 5 more goals and a few assists. His average rating for the month was 7.98.

Monthly Awards

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q663/DarkMatt114/AdamDraytonNews_Inbox-4_zps489aa4bc.png

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q663/DarkMatt114/AdamDraytonNews_Inbox-5_zpsbdbe9b44.png

Overall

This month really couldn't have been better, except for maybe conceding less goals in the Maidenhead game. As I've said before, I'm delighted with Counago's and Jamil Adam's form in recent games, I hope that they'll continue to be as good for me as I progress through the leagues.

Next Month

http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q663/DarkMatt114/SuttonUnitedMatches_Matches-4_zps8c520647.png
Good start to the campaign :)
I've decided that maybe it would be easier to do updates to the story every 2-3 months instead of every month, that way, even though the updates will be longer in the making, it will go faster in the long run.
Great start, I will be following :)
Gonna be structuring these updates a bit different now.

This month's results

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/SuttonUnitedMatches_Matches-6_zps274b537a.png.html

These results were disappointing. Even with the first and the last games, I thought I didn't deserve the wins. My team played poorly, but Adam and Lozano-Calderon continue to look that they'll continue to be crucial to my side.

Key Players




Only now do I realize how low their stats are, but they all have been performing great for me, and I know for sure Jamil Adam can become a good Championship player


Overall this month could have gone much better, but at least I'm still in the title contention.
Stocke's avatar Group Stocke
7 yearsEdited
This month's results

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/SuttonUnitedMatches_Matches_zpscb3d8948.png.html

The results this month were solid, all the wins were deserved and even though we lost one match, that wasn't a real goal, that was a penalty that my left-back gave away.

Key Players





http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/AdamDraytonNews_Inbox_zpsddbf18cd.png.html

In my opinion, November was a good month.
Good start, should be interesting :)

(btw, I have added [FM12] to the title, just so people do not get confused. I hope this is alright with you)
2013-04-13 17:18#92261 Blue : Good start, should be interesting :)

(btw, I have added [FM12] to the title, just so people do not get confused. I hope this is alright with you)

Thanks! (on both comments)
Jamil Adam, Pablo Counago, And Will Antwi.

FM12: Your doing it right. Keep up the good work.

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