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#1 OFFLINE   CMU Chips

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:18 PM

My yearly journeyman career. Starting unemployed, I mostly stick to LLM rules unless I get stuck in the most extreme circumstances (like having no staff and no players).

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20 days in Ireland: Spent 20 days in charge of Irish First Division side Longford Town. They were terrible and nothing I said worked and I couldn't transfer anyone in so I quit after 5 days. Had to wait half a year, but I was re-hired into the same division by Cockhill Celtic who apparently have no league history and look to be an amateur side. They also have no staff. I guess over the pre-season I will look through the players listed for loan from the Premier Division (will try to get them on trial) and maybe get a few non-amateur players as well. The loan limit is 5, but the board have graciously given me 2.9k p/w.

I would put some club info off Wikipedia here, but hey don't even have a page that I can find, so tough luck. Here's this:

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:49 PM

Loving the league history graph :P
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:11 PM

I don't think i've seen anyone attempt Ireland before as a first stop.

'Mon CMU! :P
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:41 PM

I don't think i've seen anyone attempt Ireland before as a first stop.

'Mon CMU! :P



I've never started there, but I had a short time in between Wales and Northern Ireland in this division in one of my previous journeyman careers.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:53 PM

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:11 PM

they are clearly semi pro as it says :P good luck haha
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:13 PM

Yeah I saw that but I've still only got amateur players and until I sign a part-timer I'm counting us as amateurs :P
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:54 AM

Good luck with this CMU, should be a 'rate challenge!
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:10 PM

I love your team name. Too goode. Good luck, except against Cork.
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:34 PM

Good luck with that :P. I wonder what a Cockhill would look like o_O :P
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 03:59 PM

My squad:

Goalkeepers:
Damien Nash
Liam Mailey
Anto Knight

Mailey is the only guy of these three that's getting paid to play; however, he remains the back-up to Nash who has played very well this year.


Defenders:
Ricky Byrne
Danny Murphy
Gus James
Jonathan Tourish
Darren McElroy
Ian O'Connor
Danny Curran
Tony McDaid


So far the three center backs (Tourish, James, McElroy( have played nearly every game, the outside backs rotate as they can't handle playing every game (babies).

Midfielders:
Glen Keane
Bobby Ford
Danny Canning
Eoin Wolfe
Cliff Patterson
Daniel Black
Darren Heffernan
Gerry Mahon
Darren McLaughlin
Ronan Branagan

One of those guys is also my assistant manager. The wide players and guys that can only play AMC haven't played because they don't fit my tactic.

Strikers:
Kieran McGonagle
Lee Bell
Niall Keeney

Only 3 guys, and Keeney keeps getting injured. It's rough, my guys up front are getting tired but I can't do anything until the window opens again and my three new guys show up. I also have another midfielder coming in, all on amateur contracts.

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As you can see, my goal is pretty much to just not let anyone score. Here's how it has gone:
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The first game was a relegation battle, as was the league game with Avondale. To get 6 points there is huge. In the Salthill game I learned that even at home I need to close everything up. Against Cork it was 0-1 late when I pushed for a goal... and they got one. Basically nothing we can do except try to keep them far away from our goal. We did it perfectly against Finn Harps, we had 0 shots but got a point. Against Wexford we had 1 shot, and got 1 point. So far it is keeping us safe:

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Yay Cockhill!
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 07:46 PM

What a team name :D Good luck Kirky!, it hasn't been a bad start to management
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 04:06 PM

Let's jump ahead to the midway point of the first season at Cockhill:

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We weren't too bad over this stretch other than losing to a lower division side in the cup. The 0-0 draw with Rockmount was good as they are one of two teams below us (bottom team gets relegated). Our loss to Avondale was hard to take as it was for sure a possible relegation saver. You might see a new name at the bottom there, I had had a transfer agreed to Donaghey on an amateur deal from a lower league side. He fired a hat trick in his first game and became our 2nd leading scorer on the year after one game.

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I also signed this guy:

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wanted a good passer so whatever. Kind of expensive per week, but I got rid of Liam Mailey on a free so it offsets the cost. Here's the table.


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This is actually very good. Leeds and us were predicted to finish bottom, Rockmount and Avondale predicted 10th and 11th. I'd say we are the most impressive just from this:

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Our salary is barely more than 1/3rd of the next smallest club, yet we are still looking like we can stay up. Maybe this will get our reputation up and we can get some loanees next year; right now even players from our own division who are not being used refuse to join us, sad face. Go Cockhill.
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:40 PM

Oh CMU, you're doing terribly but still staying up, how bad are those teams below you?! Although with those standard players, i'm not surprised
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 02:04 AM

Well here's the thing, last year there were 11 teams in the First Division with no relegation, 2 teams went up. The 4 bottom teams were added and it expanded to 13 with the bottom team going down, so the 4 of us are miles behind the rest.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:03 PM

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Lots of losses. The last game was a heartbreak as an own goal saw us drop a spot on the table.

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Stayed up, and I signed an extension. Still hoping someone will pluck me from this hellhole but until then I'll be the king of Cockhill.

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Until next year :fish:
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:06 PM

wow some teams are really god awful in that league, including yours :D
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:51 PM

If I see someone with an 11 in any attribute, chances are they are better than the guy I'm playing lol
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:09 PM

How on earth did you play so poor and stay up haha.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 10:34 PM

CMU I admire anyone managing in the shit british leagues (Both Irelands, Wales, Scotland at a push :ninja: )

Some of your results are terrible, but you did well to stay up, and you have kept your wages in good check. Has your financial situation improved at all?
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