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  1. Nice article on the wages. Good way to expand it would be wages +/- net transfer spend...(If somebody has the time or inclination).
  2. Hot thread in the title. No posts for over a month. SCORCHING!!!!!!!
  3. Yeah, I had no post history in my profile yesterday, nor was it on the page. Now at least my history has come back - so I can access that way. Bizarre stuff.
  4. Jumped from Bristol Rovers. My strategy of buying under valued older experienced guys and on-selling at a profit got shot down half way through. I could have dug in - the squad is decent IMO, and there is a few (handful) million in the bank -but I just didn't have the heart for it anymore. Took the plunge to Barnsley. Lower squad value, lower wages, and a debt..... upside - bigger stadium, bigger crowds. I haven't got a promotion yet, but with both Dagenham & Redbridge and Bristol Rovers they're in a better spot than when I joined (Rovers were stone motherless last with an awful squad and no money). I'm the lower division Tony Pulis or Sam Allardyce!
  5. Well, this season has ended up terrible for Bristol Rovers and me. Left Dagenham and Redbridge for a side in last place - bottom of the whole competition, but who I thought had a bit more potential. Climbed up the ladder and got within a few points of my old side, but then Rovers fell away badly, we've had a real loss of form, while the new Daggers manager has done a great job and could make the playoffs if things go right this week for them.
  6. Crept up to 12th now with Bristol Rovers after being stone motherless last when I took them over. Have a tiny amount of cash that I'm going to have to keep increasing with sales, as I'm struggling to cover costs. Player wages of 480,735 right now, so will need to prune that a little bit. Some guys have been brought in purely to resell on ASAP though.
  7. Better, worse or just as expected? Better now. Left Dagenham to take up Bristol Rivers. Was doing OK with them, had them mid table last year and was building the squad. Bristol were rock bottom when I took over. Now up to 12th and starting to get a half decent squad together, and trying to get some cash too, there wasn't a lot to play with when I took over. Most memorable event so far this season? Winning my first game with Bristol, or squeaking a win over Dagenham, my old side. The Hahaha moment of the season? Hard to laugh at anyone when I was rock bottom for so long....
  8. Got one over my old team last night. Bristol Rovers 3 - 2 Dagenham and Redbridge. Had more possession, shots and shots on target. Only had 4 shots on target against, for 2 goals. Looks like having my keeper as my highest rated and most expensive player in terms of wages may not be the best idea.
  9. I'll drop in now and again to keep the thread going if need be. Since resigning from Dagenham and Redbridge, I've been rebuilding Bristol Rovers. Part of my master plan to move up the league, Rovers had a bigger stadium so the potential of more income was enough. (My long term goals to manage are: Liverpool, Oldham, Huddersfield. I might have to go through a few other clubs before I get there. ). I was marooned at the bottom on 1 point for a while, but a few good results have me now in the heady heights of 18th, 7 points away from the wooden spoon. But also 7 points away from playoffs in an incredibly tight division. 22 players out, 9 in. I'll be keeping my eyes open for any opportunities to move on up to bigger and better things. No attachment to these teams yet - though I have to sayI was watching the new Daggers manager selling 'my' players thinking "oh, don't sell that guy!" - even though I bought most of them to make a profit!
  10. Still bottom of the 4th with Bristol Rovers. Bit slower than I thought after moving from Dagenham and Redbridge to kick on, but I hope eventually the bigger ground will lead to having a little bit more cash to play with. D&R were in decent shape when I left, should be a bit of cash there now, I had picked up a few bargains for them that had good resale. With 4 points from my first 5 games I'm going to have to get a move on.. Luckily there's no relegation to non-league status.
  11. . Arm out the car window, signing Rio, Defoe and Crouchy on deadline day. Done deal.
  12. Forgot all about the start of the season and left in my 3-3-4 formation with the kids from the friendlies. Got pumped 3-0 by Villa. Cash (and squad numbers) are scarce at Liverpool, so some 'Arry Redknapp wheeling and dealing might have to come into play.
  13. How in the hell were you in the relegation zone with that side in the first place? More like Carver than Pulis I reckon...
  14. Re: English Championship 32078 Discussion Thread Huddersfields Transfer In's and Out's: In: JOHNSON, Andy (free) GARCÍA, Borja VAN AKEN, Joost (out: J.LYNCH + Cash) MARRONE, Luca (out: M.WALLACE + Cash) RAMÍREZ, Sandro (out: I.MILLER + Cash) YOEL, Rodríguez (out:A.SMITHIES + Cash) CRÉPEAU, Maxime Outs: Majewski (loan) returned to Forest as requested.
  15. Re: English Championship 32078 Discussion Thread I'm in at Huddersfield. Pretty ordinary side, and one of the favourites for the drop I would have thought. I'll have a look over the next couple of days then start shipping out the deadwood.
  16. Re: EC2933 Discussion Thread- VACANCIES SO JOIN THE FUN Not sure if the SM game engine has changed, or my tactics are bonkers. Since I've taken over Liverpool, it feels like defending is optional for all teams. My record: P 4 W2 D1 L1 For: 12 Against: 11 High scoring highlights are a 5-5 draw with Arsenal, and a 4-3 win over Port Vale. My last two games have included 17 goals in total.....
  17. Re: EC2933 Discussion Thread- VACANCIES SO JOIN THE FUN Yeah, they were out with "Mister Dinosaur T-Rex 1 club per game world Malcolm" who was good enough to help me out and I ended up with them. So, goodbye Millwall, hello Liverpool!
  18. Re: EC2933 Discussion Thread- VACANCIES SO JOIN THE FUN Have Liverpool been offered? I'd jump ship from Millwall's promotion battle for them....
  19. Re: EC2933 Discussion Thread- VACANCIES SO JOIN THE FUN I'd be happy to take them back. I only lost them when I was trying to get them onto my main account. They'd been taken straight away. They were pretty screwed and had no money at all when I took them over, and I was trying to build them up again. If it's too late I'll stick with Millwall, but I'd like to try and get them back.
  20. Re: Finances - bleeding money
  21. What's the deal with finances in this game, in regards to bankruptcy etc? I've taken over teams in a couple of GW's (EC7046 and EC2933), and the wage bills are several times the average weekly revenue. I noticed one side had a cash injection of around 4.5 mill during this season, but I'm going into negative quickly. I've had a look at the other sides in my division with around the same ground capacity, club size etc and most of them have wage bills pretty much on par with mine. What happens in the game? I'm always trying to get my finances under control, but if I do that my squad will drop 4 or 5 points on average - and why would I do that and handicap myself if nobody else is?
  22. Re: EC2933 Discussion Thread- VACANCIES SO JOIN THE FUN I was always going to get promoted, and most of the squad was under a transfer ban when I took over. I was going to get promoted, and see how I went for the first half of the year. If I could change the squad around without selling Messi and Chiellini and stay mid-table, I was going to do that. If not, then I would have seen who I could get for Messi like you say. It's practically impossible to get Messi/Ronaldo, so I was going to do everything I could to hold on to him. Doesn't matter, I've got Robinho at Millwall now anyway
  23. Re: EC2933 Discussion Thread- VACANCIES SO JOIN THE FUN Yeah, that's cool though. I knew the risk in doing it. Arsenal surprisingly is a tough gig. Messi, Chiellini then nothing. Not a lot of cash either. I was trying to build up an even squad of Blew through Div 2, but I think the squad depth will be tough in Div 1 for Arsenal. Millwall will be fun. I get to mould my team of losers into my vision of a team of losers!
  24. Re: EC2933 Discussion Thread- VACANCIES SO JOIN THE FUN G'day all, I'm back with Millwall. I was running Arsenal from a Facebook login. I resigned and tried to take them over again from my main login (wanted all my clubs in the one account), but they were snapped up in the meantime. That's the risk you take I guess! Haven't had time to have a good look at Millwall yet, but I'll have a go and see what I can do.
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