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Career Foxy the Promotion Hunter: Season 8

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Another wonderful season. Your loyalty should be about -10 now if there's anything like that

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Keep going mate. You should be able to take the crown in Neil Warnock leaderboard with the way you are going.

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red and white - good

Foxy success and my impending silver medal - bad

slow handclap

also i always look over your transfers, just for any interesting names that i might've come across... and it looks like you gave away my first Goal a Mile striker, Louis Rooney, for free?!?!?! - appalled

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11 hours ago, shosky said:

Another wonderful season. Your loyalty should be about -10 now if there's anything like that

-10 sounds about right 😂

4 hours ago, Kanegan said:

Keep going mate. You should be able to take the crown in Neil Warnock leaderboard with the way you are going.

Thanks mate, at some point I’m going to have to work out my score for your challenge as well.

1 hour ago, Woody said:

The goals 😃

Well done mate

I like to entertain and the amount of goals we get certainly does that.

46 minutes ago, Ian said:

Another successful season and that pie certainly does look nice. Well done

Trust me the cottage pie is gert lush!

11 minutes ago, Mr Tree said:

red and white - good

Foxy success and my impending silver medal - bad

slow handclap

also i always look over your transfers, just for any interesting names that i might've come across... and it looks like you gave away my first Goal a Mile striker, Louis Rooney, for free?!?!?! - appalled

Rooney seemed a bit tainted and now I know why!!!

10 minutes ago, smoggy90 said:

Another great season!

Thanks Smoggy.

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Season 5

After 4 seasons I had yet to venture anywhere other than the Conference or League 2. The four promotions and an FA Trophy I have won over those seasons had elevated my reputation to regional so I was hoping I might get a League 1 job.

The only League 1 job that came up was Bradford so I applied and got offered the job.

Bradford Factfile

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  • Founded in 1903
  • FA Cup winners in 1911
  • League Cup runners up in 201
  • Play at Valley Parade which has a capacity of 25136

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This was another situation were I took over a club that was spending beyond its means and in this case by a whooping £29k!!!

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Transfers

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Despite the money trouble I did for the first time in this save spend more on transfers than I brought in. This was because I managed to clear out all the big earners and never had to transfer the transfer budget over to my wage budget so I was able to spend it on the squad.

All the wheeler dealing was worth it as by the end of the season I had slashed over £30k off the weekly wage bill.

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Competitions

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Although we scored 100+ points and over 100 goals this was a tough season with both Preston and to a lesser extent Barnsley pushing us all the way. With five games to go we played Preston and they beat us and it was only the fact that they dropped some points in the final games that meant we won the title by 5 points.

Either way it was job done and the Bantams were heading for the Championship.

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Star Men

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A regen called Harvey Thorpe who I got on loan from Southampton was my top scorer with 28 goals with Kieffer Moore in 2nd place with 21.

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The most assists again came from CM as Jake Reeves topped the charts with 15 although they were spread again with 4 players getting into double figures. Despite his £7k a week wage he survived the cull and justified my decision to keep him.

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Former Clubs Performances

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I think it’s safe to say that I don’t leave clubs in a position to continue the success after the season I have spent with them as all four struggled again.

We played Morecambe in the FA Cup and came out on top.

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League Two was packed with three of my former employers and none of them had great seasons as they all finished in the bottom half of the table. I was pleased that they all stayed up though.

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Macclesfield are still slumming it in the Conference and they finished 16th.

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Manager Profile

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My rep is up to National now so hopefully at worst I can stay in League One but maybe I could get myself a Championship job.

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Very efficiently done, Well played!

Just shows how poor the a.i is at times as you always leave the clubs in a good state financially yet they seem to do so poorly the next season.

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22 hours ago, Lord Danish said:

Great season Foxy

 

21 hours ago, Rob said:

Monstered it. Making this look easy.

Cheers lads.

21 hours ago, Ian said:

Very efficiently done, Well played!

Just shows how poor the a.i is at times as you always leave the clubs in a good state financially yet they seem to do so poorly the next season.

I guess I don’t look long term with any of my signings so the loan players go back and most of the players I sign are good in the league I’m in but I don’t consider the season after and if they will be good enough in a higher league as I won’t be there.

In the AI defence I haven’t joined a club yet that has a massively unbalanced squad or has 5 GK on the books or anything crazy like I was expecting to anything like that.

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So, 1 more promotion until you join the top of the leaderboard. How long are you planning to play this?? I will calculate your scores for my challenge based on the same. Also, need some other information like the awards won by your players.

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27 minutes ago, Kanegan said:

So, 1 more promotion until you join the top of the leaderboard. How long are you planning to play this?? I will calculate your scores for my challenge based on the same. Also, need some other information like the awards won by your players.

This was my 11th promotion of the year so I need another 5 to go top of the Warnock leaderboard. Not sure if I will play enough to do that or not yet it just depends on how long my motivation lasts tbh.

For your challenge I will drop you a PM if that’s ok to try and work out the score.

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11 minutes ago, Foxy said:

it just depends on how long my motivation lasts tbh.

to be honest, what's the point of any of this? feed the world, make it a better place, for you and for me and the entire human race.

do you think Great Thunberg is impressed by your achievements, do you?!

the new game's out soon... take some time out, read a book.......

 

;););)

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6 minutes ago, Mr Tree said:

do you think Great Thunberg is impressed by your achievements, do you?!

She should be!!!

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1 hour ago, Foxy said:

This was my 11th promotion of the year so I need another 5 to go top of the Warnock leaderboard. Not sure if I will play enough to do that or not yet it just depends on how long my motivation lasts tbh.

For your challenge I will drop you a PM if that’s ok to try and work out the score.

Have sent you the PM regarding details 

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You are making it look really easy. I won't touch a challenge like this with a ten foot pole to be honest. Great job 👍

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57 minutes ago, Mr Tree said:

Yes. I'm trying to reduce his motivation.

 

2 hours ago, Rob said:

@Mr Tree Did you just sneak a Michael Jackson quote in to your compliment to the Fox?

I didn’t notice the reference tbh due to my complete ambivalence to the nonce and his music.

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Good couple of seasons there. This is probably weird, but I really love the photos of the grounds, I love those smaller grounds... 

Anyway, you're doing a great job, your phone must surely be ringing all the time with lower league clubs wanting a promotion specialist... 

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The distraction might have worked actually as I have taken the managers job at a tinpot west London club for the next season.

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Season 6

I had managed to get Bradford into the Championship and I was hoping my next job would see me follow suit now I had a national reputation. In the end I actually got a job at a Premier League club albeit the one that was rock bottom of the table and already relegated when I took over.

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After all his distraction techniques I wonder what @Mr Tree will make of the fact that I took over at his beloved Bees?

Brentford Fact File

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  • Formed in 1889 and based in Brentford, Greater London.
  • Spent 3 seasons in the Top Tier just prior to WW2.
  • Won the Middlesex Senior Cup in 1897/98
  • Play at Griffin Park which has a capacity of 12,763 but will soon be moving to the Brentford Community Stadium.

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Having spent some time in the Premier League I actually had some millions to spend on the squad.

Transfers

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In total I spent £32.5m which is a huge amount for this save with Henry Carver (probably a Regen) coming in for £13.5 plus Alex Oxlade-Chambalian being the biggest deal. The bargain though has to be Oliver Burke for £2.1+ Josh McEachran.
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Competitions

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This was the first club I have taken charge of that actually expected me to get them promoted although with the money I spent I was expecting the same and to do it in some style.

In the end winning by 20 points was in style but we drew more games than I would have liked as we weren’t overly strong at the back.

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Former Clubs

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I had two games against Bradford and we spanked in 8 goals against them to just the one against us. That said Bradford had a decent season and comfortably stayed up.

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It wasn’t such good news down in League 2 as both Kiddy and Morecambe went down to the Conference. FGR did much better though as they got themselves back up to League 1 at the first attempt.

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There was more bad news in the Conference as Macclesfield who have struggled a lot since I left finally got relegated out of the Conference and went down to the Conference North.

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Player Stats

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Henry Carver was my biggest purchase and also finished top scorer so he fully justified the money I spent with 36 goals as well as 10 assists.

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My top assister has tended to be a CM the last couple of seasons but this time it was a full back with Cole Dasilva getting 14 assists with most coming from corners.

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Manager Profile

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This promotion means that I have now had at least one promotion in all four professional leagues in England but I haven’t finished just yet. I still have two more leagues in England that I have yet to gain promotion from in the shape of the Conference North/South.

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10 hours ago, samhardy said:

Gutted Brentford are moving grounds. Corker of an away day, from my one experience there anyway. One of the best away ends.

Hopefully the next one will be good too :)

Great work Foxy! 👏

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12 hours ago, Rob said:

Another one. Thriller, really. Well done.

Thanks but with £30m to spend it wasn’t too tricky or thrilling tbh.

1 hour ago, Mr Tree said:

Hopefully the next one will be good too :)

Great work Foxy! 👏

No distraction tactics 😮 that’s almost distracting in itself!

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1 hour ago, Foxy said:

Thanks but with £30m to spend it wasn’t too tricky or thrilling tbh.

No distraction tactics 😮 that’s almost distracting in itself!

*taps nose*

Sounds like you're getting a bit bored by it all......

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