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Vauxhall Motors - The Path To Power

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Started on 5 March 2013 by Justice
Latest Reply on 28 July 2014 by Justice
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Summer 2021: Transfer Round-up


So you guys know about the senior transfers and the friendlies, it is time for me to do a round-up of all the transfers that we made over the summer. I will do a very simple version of just showing you all the transfers made and showing you screenshots of each player, as I am very low on time right now. So without further delay, let's begin!



Ten players were sold or released, giving us a total of £310K. I didn't expect much more as these players were all well in to their thirties or just completely useless. We signed eighteen players in total, for a combined fee of £46.325M. However, only eight of these eighteen players went in to the senior team. The other ten were bought for the youth team. I will list the squad for which each player was signed.

Senior Squad:
  • Simon Moore
  • Dominic Karim
  • Jamie Walker
  • George Gilhaney
  • Pejo Susnic
  • Edward D'Auria
  • Alfredo Peña
  • Shane Long



  • U-18 Squad
  • Mehmet Fırat
  • Massimiliano Manzella
  • Mauricio González
  • Gaëtan Faedda
  • Mikel Blasco
  • Édgar Gómez
  • Javier Esnal
  • Bert de Nooijer
  • Frederic Morin
  • Jonas

  • Senior Squad Signings









    All in all, I am delighted with my signings for the senior team. I maybe could have brought in a more developed midfielder than Peña but I'm sure that he will develop quickly with first team football. The three best signings have to be Edward D'Auria, George Gilhaney and Pejo Susnic.

    U-18 Squad Signings











    I am delighted with the players I have brought in to my youth team. We got some real stars among the prospects too. The best of the youngsters are Massimiliano Manzella, Édgar Gómez and Javier Esnal. These guys will be big stars when they develop.



    I know this was very brief, but I do have a lot of time constraints on me right now. I wish I could elaborate further on each signing but this time I cannot. Next up are squad reports, and a lot more. I hope you all are as excited by these transfers as I am! :)
    46.5m!?!?! That's a lot of money, I doubt the club was even worth 1% of that at the start! :P
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    2013-07-09 21:45#119048 Rablador : 46.5m!?!?! That's a lot of money, I doubt the club was even worth 1% of that at the start! :P
    Earned a lot of money last season through sponsorship, prize money, tv money and we fill out our stadium practically every game too. Bound to give us some spending money :P

    The Development Saga: Senior Squad Overview


    Paul Hewson
    Gareth McAuley
    Euan Smith

    PH: "Thanks for coming guys. We have a big game against Stoke tomorrow to start our Premier League campaign, but the boss wants me to compile overviews of each squad and staff member. It's great for you two to volunteer your time to help me do this."

    ES: "No problem gaffer, so shall we get started on the senior team?"

    GM: "I have the staff reports done in advance Paul, so it is just the players that needs doing."



    No. Name - Position - CA/PA
    5 's = 5 Star Players

    Goalkeepers

    1. Edward D'Auria - GK - 77/87
    25. Simon Moore - GK - 74/75
    22. Iain Rae - GK - 69/81

    Defenders

    4. Emiliano Cervantes - DC - 82/90
    3. Dominic Karim - DL - 81/84
    23. Pejo Susnic - DC - 78/85
    26. George Gilhaney - DC - 77/83
    2. Niels Andersen - DR - 75/83
    24. Ben Purrington - DL - 74/77
    5. Brad McKay (VC) - DC - 74/75
    12. James Fry - DR - 68/70
    27. Nico Yennaris - DR/DM - 67/69

    Midfielders

    8. Gary Gardner - MC - 80/81
    7. Callum Walker - AMR/L - 79/84
    14. Tony Garbutt - MC - 79/82
    10. Sander Kaljuste - M/AMC - 76/84
    16. Andrew Casey - DM/MC - 74/85
    17. Jamie Walker - AMR - 74/76
    20. Gordon Russell - AML - 73/76
    21. Alfredo Peña - DM/MC - 62/83

    Strikers

    9. Euan Smith (C)- ST - 79/81
    19. Joe Mason - ST - 76/77
    69. Shane Long - ST - 72/72



    PH: "Okay, are you guys happy for this to be the final draft?"

    GM: "Yeah, I'm pleased with this."

    ES: "Looks good to me, boss."

    PH: "Okay, let's have a look at Gary's report on each senior staff member now."



    Strength Training -

    Name: Anthony Gerrard
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,200

    Aerobic Training -

    Name: Brett Jefferies
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £625

    Tactics Training -

    Name: Gareth McAuley
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,000

    Name: Nat Kerr
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,100

    Ball Control Training -

    Name: Colin Cryan
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,000

    Defending Training -

    Name: Gary Naysmith
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,000

    Attacking Training -

    Name: Michael Carrick
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,700

    Name: Rhys Anderson
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,100

    Shooting Training -

    Name: Leroy Lita
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,300

    Name: Pat Clarke
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £675

    GK Shot Stopping Training -

    Name: David James
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £850

    GK Handling Training -

    Name: Andy Beasley
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,400



    PH: "Okay, that looks great Gareth. Do you think we need to bring in better coaches though?"

    GM: "I think us, the coaching staff, are good coaches. We are still very young and have a lot to learn. I'd say if you stick with us, we will become one of the best coaching teams around."

    PH: "I'm glad to hear that you are so determined. Yeah. you are right about that. Our squad and the staff are both very young and will develop in to something extraordinary. I think we should all take a break and then come back to discuss the reserves squad and the under eighteens squad."

    To be continued....

    The Development Saga: Reserves + U18s Squad Overviews


    Paul Hewson
    Gareth McAuley
    Euan Smith

    PH: "Okay, now that we are back from our lunch break, let's focus on the reserves and youth squad overviews."

    GM: "There are not many players in the reserves, so that overview was very easy. Here it is here."



    Name - Position - Age - CA/PA

    Paul Tierny - GK - 17 - 32/40
    Jay Barlow - GK - 17 - 37/48

    Kim Elwell - MC - 17 - 30/40
    Fraser Cunningham - MR - 17 - 30/39
    Isaac Rayner - ML - 17 - 37/41

    Jordan Harris - ST - 17 - 29/40
    Alan Richardson - ST - 17 32/37



    PH: "Yeah, the reserves are very, very poor. It will be a good time for us when our under eighteens move up to the reserves, they actually have quality."

    ES: "I agree, these reserve players can barely kick a ball. The sooner we are rid of them, the better for the club."

    GM: "Let's start with the youth squad overview."



    Name - Position - Age - CA/PA
    Profile
    3 's = 3 top prospects
    (Screenshots only for good prospects)

    Goalkeepers

    Bert de Nooijer - GK - 17 - 54/77

    Des Collins - GK - 17 - 36/49

    Defenders

    Massimiliano Manzella - DR - 16 - 62/90

    Stewart Wallace - DL - 17 - 60/82

    Frederic Morin - DC - 16 - 55/74

    Barry Rawson - SW - 17 - 39/48

    Joe Wooley - DC - 17 - 36/46

    David Thurston - DC - 17 - 35/45

    James Obeng - SW - 17 - 33/42

    Allec Ellams - SW - 16 - 30/39

    Aaron Bleasdale - DR - 17 - 27/36

    Midfielders

    Mauricio González - AMR - 16 - 59/78

    Édgar Gómez - AMC - 17 - 58/77

    Gaëtan Faedda - AMC - 15 - 54/79

    Mehmet Fırat - DM - 16 - 54/77

    Mikel Blasco - AML - 17 - 53/70

    Jonas - AMC - 16 - 50/74

    Leon Jones - DM - 17 - 35/48

    Eoin Murphy - MC - 17 - 31/44

    Strikers

    Javier Esnal - ST - 16 - 58/86

    Stewart Sellars - ST - 17 - 57/77



    PH: "We do have quite a few great prospects coming up through our ranks, that's for sure."

    ES: "I like the look of Javier Esnal, he will be a great striker."

    GM "And here is the staff report, boss."



    Strength Training -

    Name: Álvaro Negredo
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,800

    Aerobic Training -

    Name: Brett Jefferies
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £625

    Tactics Training -

    Name: David McNamee
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,000

    Ball Control Training -

    Name: David McNamee
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,000

    Defending Training -

    Name: Jamie Victory
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £650

    Attacking Coaching -

    Name: Pablo Zabaleta
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,700

    Shooting Training -

    Name: Pat Clarke
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £675

    GK Shot Stopping Training -

    Name: David James
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £850

    GK Handling Training -

    Name: Andy Beasley
    Workload: Light
    Wage: £1,400



    PH: "And at last, we have all the overviews complete! Thank you for the great work guys, much appreciated."
    Some great updates here matey very detailed and the one of the best stories on here.
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    2013-07-10 20:19#119234 wellsy1498 : Some great updates here matey very detailed and the one of the best stories on here.
    Thanks pal, just want to keep on going :)
    Negredo, David James and Zaba as coaches? I like, I like a lot :D
    2013-07-11 01:28#119281 Rablador : Negredo, David James and Zaba as coaches? I like, I like a lot :D
    Don't forget Carrick, Lita and former Vauxhall captains Cryan and Kerr :P
    You've got quality staff :D
    I presume that all ca/pa are without the prefix of the first digit (1..)
    If else they would be very poor players

    nice team and staff good luck on the season

    Paul Hewson: We Will Improve


    Paul Hewson: "Last season was our best season yet. There is nothing better than winning a major cup competition and doing as well as we did in the league too. We did everything the right way, and we want to continue on in the same fashion. The fans helped the team enormously last season, our fans are the best fans in the world!

    I think that if you look at how Vauxhall Motors has developed over the summer, we have made some frightening progress. Our stadium is now a fantastic place, and our facilities are quickly improving. We also have a very good scouting network set up now and another affiliation in Finland this time. This is all down to the great work done by James Talbut and Kevin Johnson, they have been fantastic for the club.

    As for the team, the sky is the limit. If we keep working hard in training and in matches, we will improve and improve and improve. We are a European club now, which is a fantastic achievement, and I aim to build on that. The players are developing well every day, and they are happy to play at Vauxhall. Give us some time and we can accomplish anything. This season will be a fantastic season for us, I just know it."

    Very Important Announcement


    Hey guys, I've finished with the whole "Development Saga" and "Summer 2021" updates so now I will be moving on to what you have all been waiting for, some actual progress of the game itself. Due to limited time, I will only be doing four updates per season. I will now briefly describe what each one will entail:

  • Pre-Season: I will post friendlies played, transfers made and any other events that has happened at the club, such as facility upgrades, new stadium under construction, etc.

  • First Half: I will then post results and tables of each competition played and briefly discuss about player performances and club business, etc. The first half will run from August until December.

  • January Transfer Window: If, and only if, I make any transfers in January, I will post an update on them. I may also make posts on World Player of the Year awards, etc. There will be seasons without these updates, however.

  • Second Half: Same as the first half update, I will post results and tables of each competition and discuss player performances and club business, etc. This will run from January to May.



  • I will half the first update up tomorrow and I will be continuing on slowly but surely. I really would like to express my appreciation to every reader, as they have given me some great motivation to keep going when times were tough. I know that I can keep marching on and give you all what you want :)
    Damn! Great updates mate, I loved it. I wouldnupgrade my stadium!
    Carrick as attacking coach :P nice updates can't wait for more :)
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