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Career Foxy the Promotion Hunter: Season 8

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3 hours ago, Mr Tree said:

*taps nose*

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

I think I might have a couple of seasons left in me yet.

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Thanks @Ian

I've just noticed that this career is close to 2.5k views which including the OP works out at over 350 views per update. Considering this is just a “standard” kind of save and we are at the end of the game cycle I’m well pleased with this so I just want to thank everyone who has read any of this career and especially those who have commented as well 😀

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Nice work. Always enjoy reading these kind of things... keep up the good work and keep those promotions coming 

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4 hours ago, Markcoad said:

Nice work. Always enjoy reading these kind of things... keep up the good work and keep those promotions coming 

Thanks mate it’s good to know you are enjoying it 😀

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Very pleasant read, Fox. Kidderminster brings back good memories. With these sort of careers it's always fun to see if the next team is a "familiar face", especially with lesser managed clubs. KIU! 

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7 hours ago, Lord Danish said:

Great job Foxy you're going to be unbeatable on the leaderboard in the end

Thanks, as for the leaderboard I’m going to keep playing this until I’ve had enough and if that puts me top of the board then great but if I get bored I’m not going to force myself to play just for top spot.

2 hours ago, BatiGoal said:

Very pleasant read, Fox. Kidderminster brings back good memories. With these sort of careers it's always fun to see if the next team is a "familiar face", especially with lesser managed clubs. KIU! 

Thanks Bati.

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Season 7

Last season I spent £30m on getting Brentford back into the Premier League and of course the obvious place to go after that is to drop 5 leagues and move to a club in a market town in Northamptonshire.

I want to get promotions from both the Conference North and South and it was Brackley Town that offered me the chance to complete the South division first.

Brackley Town Fact File

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  • Founded: 1890
  • Conference North/South is the highest level they have ever played but they made the playoffs twice.
  • Won the FA Trophy in 2018 beating Bromley on penalties in the final.
  • Play at the 3500 capacity St James Park

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I was disappointed to find that Brackley had no former Oxford players in the squad as they are one of the clubs that players we release tend to end up at but maybe 7 seasons in any that were there had already gone.

Was happy to find this fella in the squad though.

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Transfers

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My big money signing was £4K on a Regen called Zehn Waterfall although the big bargain was Mame Diallo who joined from a team in France for nowt.

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League Performance

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Just the 42 games at this level and it felt like a quick season compared to 46 in higher leagues and more cup games.

We really dominated this season with even our defence looking solid. We lost 4 games but that can happen as the squad isn’t out of this world and in another season we may have lost less but drawn more.

The main thing was we won the league.
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Top Performers

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Despite the two decent players I showed you earlier it was two loanees who were top scorer and top assister. Unusually my top assister was a wide man as well and not a CM.

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Diallo was only one goal behind in the scoring charts so he was still zero money well spent.

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Manager Profile and Trophy Cabinet

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That means I now have just the Conference North to get promoted from so that will be my aim next season if a job in that league is available and then if I achieve that I will decide if I want to carry on or take a break from the game till FMM20.

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13 hours ago, Foxy said:

That means I now have just the Conference North to get promoted from so that will be my aim next season if a job in that league is available and then if I achieve that I will decide if I want to carry on or take a break from the game till FMM20.

i'd suggest you do some reading, but anyway, i can save you some time here - there is no "Conference North". so you've completed the challenge! well done, game over, put your feet up and get ready for the new game 👍

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Just caught up on the last few seasons and you are smashing it mate, enjoy the fact that you are getting a team promoted to the PL and then dropping 5 divisions to a completely different challenge. IE. from spending £30m to spending peanuts.

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3 hours ago, Mr Tree said:

i'd suggest you do some reading, but anyway, i can save you some time here - there is no "Conference North". so you've completed the challenge! well done, game over, put your feet up and get ready for the new game 👍

I wasted my evening trying to get a job in a non existent division last night then 😕

3 hours ago, smoggy90 said:

Just caught up on the last few seasons and you are smashing it mate, enjoy the fact that you are getting a team promoted to the PL and then dropping 5 divisions to a completely different challenge. IE. from spending £30m to spending peanuts.

Cheers mate, spending peanuts was more fun actually.

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Top work again!

I’m guessing Blyth Spartans will probably be in the Conference North, they were the first team I used on last years game. Although it’s a good few seasons in so they may have managed promotion.

Look forward to seeing which club you end up at.

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Nice going @Foxy. Glad to see you giving Oli Burke a go at Brentford. Always a good option!

1 hour ago, Foxy said:

I wasted my evening trying to get a job in a non existent division last night then 😕

But then by my calculation, there is no Conference South... so ... you just won a non-existent league?!

So there should be nothing stopping you from doing it again. Good luck getting promoted from the Conference North... 🙂

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2 hours ago, Ian said:

Top work again!

I’m guessing Blyth Spartans will probably be in the Conference North, they were the first team I used on last years game. Although it’s a good few seasons in so they may have managed promotion.

Look forward to seeing which club you end up at.

I would have loved it to be the Spartans but alas not. You are in the right part of the country though.

1 hour ago, Scratch said:

But then by my calculation, there is no Conference South... so ... you just won a non-existent league?!

Maybe I dreamt the whole season!!!

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This has been up there with you're Around the World save. 

So many promotions 😂 superb.

 

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Season 8

In the last seven seasons I have managed to get promotions in all the English divisions from the Championship down to National League South but I still had one more league to win a promotion in which was the National League North. I was able to get myself a very good job for that level though which was going to make life much easier.

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Gateshead FC Fact File

  • Founded in 1977.
  • Have never played higher than the National League.
  • Made the FA Cup third round in 2010-11 and 2017-18
  • Play at the Gateshead International Stadium which has a capacity of 11,800

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Thank you to @samhardy for taking this picture for me at the Gateshead v Gloucester game on Saturday.

Gatehead hadn’t long been in the National League and there finances were very healthy so I was very happy to get this job. The squad was decent but that didn’t stop me doing my usual rebuild as much as anything because I enjoy it.

Transfers

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I managed to reunite with a couple of familiar faces in Mike Fondop and Shamir Mullings who had smashed the goals in for me in the National League 6 seasons ago and who I was certain would do the same for me a league below.
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Competitions 

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With the league looking a foregone conclusion by Christmas I was able to put some emphasis into a cup competition this year as I went on a bit of a run in the Trophy which took me to the semi finals but National League Dagenham & Redbridge was a step too far in the end.

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Macclesfield Town

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As you may have seen in the league table screenshot Macclesfield have sunk down to this level and could only finish 8th. This meant we played them home and away and we took all 6 points.

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Player Performance 

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Fondop and Mullings rolled back the years just as I hoped and got a combined 65 goals between them with Mullings getting 38 and Fondop 27. My top assister was a loanee midfielder from Birmingham.

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Manager Profile and Trophy Cabinet

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13 hours ago, Foxy said:

Thank you to @samhardy for taking this picture for me at the Gateshead v Gloucester game on Saturday.

Nice! will PM him as well when I need pics taken for my careers. Hope he doesn't cost too much. 

Congrats on yet another promo, Fox! 

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15 hours ago, Rob said:

Another one in the bag. Job done. Good to see the old boys doing well.

When I saw Fondop and Mullings on the transfer list I was determined to get them so it was a nice bonus that I got them for free albeit with a 50% sell on clause but that won’t effect me.

14 hours ago, Mr Tree said:

Harrogate, my mum's birthplace so been there a lot.

The home of Yorkshire Tea as well which powers many of my FMM sessions so it’s a good place in my book.

7 hours ago, Kanegan said:

Great job again. Really sailing through these promotions now. 

 

3 hours ago, shosky said:

Interesting read as always. Great job Foxy

Thanks guys.

1 hour ago, BatiGoal said:

Nice! will PM him as well when I need pics taken for my careers. Hope he doesn't cost too much. 

I had to sell my soul so it was a small price to pay for a the photo.

10 minutes ago, Ian said:

I just love the Gateshead emblem!

It is a beauty tbf.

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We are sailing we are sailing..... through those promotions and rebuilds excellent job always a joy to read and to get the feel of being in it yourself when you read it. 

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The Roon! He's looking a bit rough there @Foxy, what ya been doing to him?! He's a beautiful beast who needs to be nurtured, not driven into the ground like a donkey...

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20 minutes ago, Mr Tree said:

The Roon! He's looking a bit rough there @Foxy, what ya been doing to him?! He's a beautiful beast who needs to be nurtured, not driven into the ground like a donkey...

I don’t think he ever got over the disappointment of not being part of my Kidderminster revolution.

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