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John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

  1. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey



    John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    So here it is, my journey into the world of football (manager). To start with I've made my pro as a player in FM18 with that player then going on to manage in FM19. For realism purposes, 2017/18 in FM18 will become the 1997/98 season.

    I'm going to keep this opening post free to keep a record of my career.

    Playing Career (League Matches)

    1997/98 - - | Apps: 28 | Goals: 10 | Assists: 1 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 6.78 |
    1998/99 - - | Apps: 24 | Goals: 13 | Assists: 2 | POM: 5 | Average Rating: 7.16 |
    1998/99 - - | Apps: 0 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: N/A |
    1998/99 - (Loan) - | Apps: 13 | Goals: 3 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 6.75 |
    1999/00 - (Loan) - | Apps: 39 | Goals: 9 | Assists: 1 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 6.68 |
    2000/01 - (Loan) - | Apps: 22 | Goals: 9 | Assists: 0 | POM: 1 | Average Rating: 7.03 |
    2000/01 - (Loan) - | Apps: 17 | Goals: 6 | Assists: 1 | POM: 1 | Average Rating: 6.73 |
    2001/02 - - | Apps: 1 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: N/A |
    2001/02 - (Loan) - | Apps: 6 | Goals: 1 | Assists: 1 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 6.88 |
    2002/03 - - | Apps: 36 | Goals: 20 | Assists: 2 | POM: 4 | Average Rating: 7.12 |
    2003/04 - - | Apps: 28 | Goals: 9 | Assists: 0 | POM: 1 | Average Rating: 7.04 |
    2003/04 - - | Apps: 11 | Goals: 2 | Assists: 0 | POM: 1 | Average Rating: 6.64 |
    2004/05 - - | Apps: 33 | Goals: 17 | Assists: 1 | POM: 5 | Average Rating: 7.25 |
    2005/06 - - | Apps: 36 | Goals: 12 | Assists: 2 | POM: 3 | Average Rating: 7.11 |
    2006/07 - - | Apps: 29 | Goals: 11 | Assists: 3 | POM: 2 | Average Rating: 7.11 |
    2007/08 - - | Apps: 34 | Goals: 13 | Assists: 2 | POM: 6 | Average Rating: 7.20 |
    2008/09 - - | Apps: 28 | Goals: 27 | Assists: 15 | POM: 10 | Average Rating: 8.00 |
    2009/10 - - | Apps: 36 | Goals: 16 | Assists: 3 | POM: 4 | Average Rating: 7.44 |
    2010/11 - - | Apps: 35 | Goals: 19 | Assists: 2 | POM: 7 | Average Rating: 7.49 |
    2011/12 - - | Apps: 27 | Goals: 12 | Assists: 2 | POM: 3 | Average Rating: 7.31 |
    2012/13 - - | Apps: 12 | Goals: 3 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 6.83 |
    2013/14 - - | Apps: 20 | Goals: 4 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 6.86 |
    2014/15 - - | Apps: 0 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: N/A |
    2015/16 - - | Apps: 34 | Goals: 8 | Assists: 2 | POM: 1 | Average Rating: 6.79 |
    2016/17 - - | Apps: 14 | Goals: 2 | Assists: 3 | POM: 2 | Average Rating: 6.96 |

    All-Time Record - | Apps: 563 | Goals: 226 | Assists: 43 | POM: 56 | Average Rating: 7.11 |
    Last edited by John Warrington; 21/10/2018 at 10:53 AM.
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  2. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    The start of the Journey



    Since the age of eleven I've been playing for the club I support, my local club, Tranmere Rovers. Today, I've signed my first ever professional contract, which I'm really excited about. The hard work starts now!

    Sources around the club say that I'll get a change in the first team this season so I'm really excited to get going.
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  3. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    1997/98 Season

    League Position: 2nd in National League (Lost in Playoffs)



    My first season as a full professional went reasonably well up until the end of January. I was playing regularly for Tranmere in the National League, scoring 10 in 27 starts. However, I then went and broke my ankle which ruled me out for the season. I'm hoping I'll be able to bounce back by that and help Tranmere to promotion next season.

    Career Milestones

    Senior Debut
    First Senior Goal

    Football Manager Profile




  4. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    1998/99 Season

    League Position: 5th In League One (Lost in Playoffs)



    An interesting 2nd season in football for me. I'm no longer a Tranmere player! 13 goals in 24 games in the first half of the season convinced Leicester to spend 850k to sign me. It was a tough choice to leave Tranmere but I thought that I could further my career more at Leicester. Leicester then sent me out on loan to Coventry, where I scored 3 goals in 13 games in League One.

    Career Milestones

    National League Player of the Month for August
    Bought by Leicester for 850k

    Football Manager Profile




  5. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    1999/00 Season

    League Position: 20th in League One



    The 1999/00 season saw me once again venture out on loan, this time to Charlton in League One. As a team, it wasn't the best of seasons, only avoiding relegation on the last day of the season. During the season, I scored 10 goals in 39 starts, 9 of those goals coming in League One. I'd really like to start upping my goal tally but I've got to be patient.

    Career Milestones

    N/A

    Football Manager Profile




  6. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2000/01 Season

    League Position: 24th in Championship



    Another two loan spells in the 2000/01 season. This time I went on loan to Walsall and Barnsley. I started the season at Walsall in League One, scoring 9 goals in 22 games. My from saw me move up a league to the Championship with Barnsley. In the Championship I scored 6 goals in 17 games but I was unable to stop Barnsley being relegated to League One. Going out on loan is starting to annoy me, I want to find somewhere I can settle and play regularly.

    Career Milestones

    League One Young Player of the Month for December

    Football Manager Profile




  7. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2001/02 Season

    League Position: 20th in Premier League



    An extremely frustrating season, I'm starting to feel like my career is stalling. I only played seven league games all season, which was very annoying. I made 1 appearance in the first half of the season, finally making my debut for Leicester in the Premier League. For the second half, I was loaned out to Middlesbrough, scoring once in six appearances as Middlesbrough finished bottom of the Premier League.

    On a side note, I've started preparing for a career after playing by studying for my coaching badges!

    Career Milestones

    N/A

    Football Manager Profile

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  8. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2002/03 Season

    League Position: 13th in Championship



    In the summer of 2002, I made a very important decision. I decided to hand in a transfer request. This lead to me making a 1.5 million move to Preston in the Championship and what a move it has turned out to be. I finally got a good run of first-team football and ended the season with 20 goals from 36 games, easily my best return. I'm hoping this is the turning point now and I can start to rebuild my career.

    Career Milestones

    Bought by Preston for 1.5m
    Broke the Preston record for fastest goal (10 seconds)
    2002/03 Supporters' Player of the Season
    3rd Place Championship Top Scorer

    Football Manager Profile

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  9. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2003/04 Season

    League Position: 8th in Premier League



    The 2003/04 season saw me on the move once again. This time I joined West Brom for a fee of 11 million in January. Truth be told I'm gutted about the move. I was happy at Preston but they needed the money from selling me. I scored 9 goals in 28 games in the first half of the season at Preston but only 2 in 11 games for West Brom. Fortunately, I've signed a three and a half year deal at West Brom so I have some stability at least....unless they decide to sell me.

    Career Milestones

    Bought by West Brom for 11m

    Football Manager Profile

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  10. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2004/05 Season

    League Position: 5th in Premier League



    My best season in football to date. Whilst it wasn't my best goal return, I'm really happy with my 17 goals in 33 games. I can now say that I'm a Premier League goalscorer who deserves to be in this league. What made the season even better was that we managed to qualify for next season's Europa League! The next target for me is to continue my Premier League form and hopefully break into the England side.

    Career Milestones

    N/A

    Football Manager Profile




  11. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2005/06 Season

    League Position: 7th in Premier League



    Not my best goal return but I finally had a dream come true by making my debut for England in a game vs Italy! We also managed to win the Confederations Cup. My form this season in the league hasn't been great by my own standards with only 12 goals in 36 games but I managed to score 13 goals in 12 Europa League games! Unfortunately, we lost in the quarter-finals to Napoli.

    Career Milestones

    International Debut
    Confederation Cup Winner
    2005/06 Supporters' Player of the Season
    Named in Europa League Team of the Season

    Football Manager Profile

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  12. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2006/07 Season

    League Position: 9th in Premier League



    A decent season overall I feel. Not my best but an ok one. In terms of goals, I scored 11 in 29 Premier League games, pretty average really. I added 9 goals in 10 starts in the Europa League. However, the main goal I scored was my first ever international goal against South Korea. What a moment it was for me and my family, who were in attendance. The season also saw West Brom win some silverware as we won the Carabao Cup, the first club cup competition I've won as a player.

    Career Milestones

    First international goal vs South Korea
    Carabao Cup Winners
    2006/07 Supporters' Player of the Season

    Football Manager Profile




  13. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2007/08 Season

    League Position: 6th in Premier League



    I'm happy with the way the season went for me. 13 goals in the Premier League and 11 in the Europa League. In the league, we finished 6th and in the Europa League, we lost to Arsenal in the semi-finals. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to add to my international appearances, I need to be finding the net a little more to regain my place I think. An interesting thing to note is that there is interest in me from Arsenal and Chelsea.

    Career Milestones

    2007/08 Supporters' Player of the Season
    Named in Europa League Team of the Season
    Europa League Player of the Season 3rd place

    Football Manager Profile




  14. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2008/09 Season

    League Position: 1st in Premier League



    The summer of 2008 saw me make the huge decision to leave West Brom and make a return to Merseyside, joining Liverpool for a fee of 70m. A groin injury made me lose two months of the season which was frustrating but I can't have asked for a better first season at Liverpool. 27 goals in 28 Premier League games and the league title! I was also named as the Footballer of the Year and the Players' Player of the year!

    Career Milestones

    Bought by Liverpool for 70m
    Premier League Player of the Month for August
    Super Cup Winners
    Premier League Winners
    Footballer of the Year
    Players' Player of the Year
    Premier League Top goalscorer 3rd place
    Named in Premier League Team of the Season

    Football Manager Profile

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  15. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2009/10 Season

    League Position: 3rd in Premier League



    It was always going to be difficult to replicate my form of last season but I'm happy with a return of 16 goals in 36 games. Unfortunately, we weren't able to retain our Premier League title but we did win the Community Shield. I scored 5 goals in 9 games in the Champions League but we lost in the quarter-finals against Man United on away goals.

    Career Milestones

    Community Shield Winners

    Football Manager Profile




  16. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2010/11 Season

    League Position: 3rd in Premier League



    I'm happy with the way the 2010/11 season went. At 32, a lot of pundits have been writing me off but I proved them wrong by scoring 19 goals in 35 Premier League games over the course of the season. I did struggle in the Champions League though, scoring only once in eight games which was disappointing. I did finish 2nd in the Premier League top goalscorer category though which was pleasing. No England caps though unfortunately, I think my England career is over.

    Career Milestones

    Premier League Player of the Month for September
    Premier League Player of the Month for November
    Premier League Top Scorer Runner-up

    Football Manager Profile




  17. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2011/12 Season

    League Position: 3rd in Premier League



    An average season really. I didn't really play as much as I would have liked but I still managed to score 12 times in 27 appearances. Not a bad record really for someone at the age of 33! I also got my first taste of success in a continental competition as we won the Europa League. I really put my best performances in whilst playing in that, scoring 5 in 6 games. I'm going to see how next season goes and access my options then as my contract runs out at the end of next season.

    Career Milestones

    Europa League winners

    Football Manager Profile

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  18. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2012/13 Season

    League Position: 6th in Premier League



    Well, it's safe to say that my Liverpool career is over. I only played 12 times in the Premier League, 10 of those coming from the bench. I did manage to score 3 goals though. It's disappointing to end my time at Liverpool like this but I had a feeling it would happen. Now I need to decide if I'm going to retire or find a new club for the new season.

    Career Milestones

    N/A

    Football Manager Profile




  19. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2013/14 Season

    League Position: 9th in Premier League



    For the 2013/14 season, I signed a two year deal with Premier League side Swansea. I was told from the start that I was going to be a backup player but I still managed to make 20 appearances in the Premier League. Unfortunately, I only managed to score 4 goals, which was very disappointing. My best days are definitely behind me. I did manage to score 3 goals in 6 games in the Europa League though and I'm continuing to work on my coaching badges.

    Career Milestones

    Joined Swansea on a free following Liverpool release

    Football Manager Profile




  20. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2014/15 Season

    League Position: N/A



    Now I have a big decision to make, do I drop into the lower leagues or retire from playing? I didn't play a single first team game during the 2014/15 season for Swansea and I'll be leaving when my contract runs out at the end of the season. I just need to decide what I'm going to do when that happens. I did score 2 goals in 4 Checkatrade trophy games for the reserves so I know I can do a job in the lower leagues.

    Career Milestones

    N/A

    Football Manager Profile




  21. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2015/16 Season

    League Position: 24th in Championship



    So, I decided not to retire. Instead, I went back to where it all began for me in football, my hometown club Tranmere Rovers. I scored 8 goals in 34 appearances during the season but I was unable to help Tranmere fight off relegation to League One. Next season will likely be my last as a player before I look to get into management.

    Career Milestones

    Joined Tranmere on a free

    Football Manager Profile

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  22. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2016/17 Season

    League Position: 22nd in League One



    That's it. My playing career is over. I have decided to retire from playing at the age of 38. I only played 14 times last season in League One, scoring two goals. My aim now is to get into football management and try and prove myself as a coach. I'm really proud of what I have achieved as a player and I end my career with 226 career league goals in 563 appearances.

    Career Milestones

    Retire as a player

    Football Manager Profile

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  23. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    My Playing Career

    Here is my playing career in full.

    1997/98 - - | Apps: 28 | Goals: 10 | Assists: 1 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 6.78 |
    1998/99 - - | Apps: 24 | Goals: 13 | Assists: 2 | POM: 5 | Average Rating: 7.16 |
    1998/99 - - | Apps: 0 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: N/A |
    1998/99 - (Loan) - | Apps: 13 | Goals: 3 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 6.75 |
    1999/00 - (Loan) - | Apps: 39 | Goals: 9 | Assists: 1 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 6.68 |
    2000/01 - (Loan) - | Apps: 22 | Goals: 9 | Assists: 0 | POM: 1 | Average Rating: 7.03 |
    2000/01 - (Loan) - | Apps: 17 | Goals: 6 | Assists: 1 | POM: 1 | Average Rating: 6.73 |
    2001/02 - - | Apps: 1 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: N/A |
    2001/02 - (Loan) - | Apps: 6 | Goals: 1 | Assists: 1 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 6.88 |
    2002/03 - - | Apps: 36 | Goals: 20 | Assists: 2 | POM: 4 | Average Rating: 7.12 |
    2003/04 - - | Apps: 28 | Goals: 9 | Assists: 0 | POM: 1 | Average Rating: 7.04 |
    2003/04 - - | Apps: 11 | Goals: 2 | Assists: 0 | POM: 1 | Average Rating: 6.64 |
    2004/05 - - | Apps: 33 | Goals: 17 | Assists: 1 | POM: 5 | Average Rating: 7.25 |
    2005/06 - - | Apps: 36 | Goals: 12 | Assists: 2 | POM: 3 | Average Rating: 7.11 |
    2006/07 - - | Apps: 29 | Goals: 11 | Assists: 3 | POM: 2 | Average Rating: 7.11 |
    2007/08 - - | Apps: 34 | Goals: 13 | Assists: 2 | POM: 6 | Average Rating: 7.20 |
    2008/09 - - | Apps: 28 | Goals: 27 | Assists: 15 | POM: 10 | Average Rating: 8.00 |
    2009/10 - - | Apps: 36 | Goals: 16 | Assists: 3 | POM: 4 | Average Rating: 7.44 |
    2010/11 - - | Apps: 35 | Goals: 19 | Assists: 2 | POM: 7 | Average Rating: 7.49 |
    2011/12 - - | Apps: 27 | Goals: 12 | Assists: 2 | POM: 3 | Average Rating: 7.31 |
    2012/13 - - | Apps: 12 | Goals: 3 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 6.83 |
    2013/14 - - | Apps: 20 | Goals: 4 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 6.86 |
    2014/15 - - | Apps: 0 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: N/A |
    2015/16 - - | Apps: 34 | Goals: 8 | Assists: 2 | POM: 1 | Average Rating: 6.79 |
    2016/17 - - | Apps: 14 | Goals: 2 | Assists: 3 | POM: 2 | Average Rating: 6.96 |

    All-Time Record - | Apps: 563 | Goals: 226 | Assists: 43 | POM: 56 | Average Rating: 7.11 |

    International Record - | Apps: 18 | Goals: 2 |



  24. Tranmere have confirmed the appointment of John Warrington as their new manager after Micky Mellon stepped down earlier in the day.

    Warrington had two spells at Prenton Park as a player, scoring 33 goals in 100 appearances at the beginning and end of his playing career. He has been working with the Under 18's squad at Tranmere following his retirement from playing at the end of the 2016/17 season and has expressed an interest in management in the past.

    Micky Mellon, 46, leaves Prenton Park after seeing his side fail to gain promotion back into SkyBet League One after suffering successive relegations in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons. Mellon's assistant Mike Jackson has also left Tranmere.

    Tranmere chairman Mark Palios said: "I am delighted to bring John in as manager of Tranmere Rovers. Whilst he lacks experience in a management role, there is no person who knows this club more than John himself. He's not only an ex-player, but he's also been working with the under 18's for the past year. Most importantly, he's a Tranmere fan and has the passion to see this club climb back up to the very top."

    Warrington added: "I'm delighted to be taking over here at Tranmere and I really feel like this is a club that could far."

    "Obviously the club has experienced a difficult couple of years, two of which I experienced during the end of the playing career. However, I see a lot of potential in the current squad of players and I honestly believe that we have what it takes to climb back up to not only League One but the Championship."

    "I played with the likes of Steve (McNulty) and James (Norwood) during the final year of my playing career so I'm in a very good place to hit the ground running as the manager of Tranmere Rovers. I've also spent the last year working with the Under 18's so I also have a good knowledge of some of the talented lads we've got coming through."
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  25. Did something like this myself one time, really good way to add depth and interest to the save. Good luck mate, will be following.
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  26. Quote Originally Posted by Lippo255 View Post
    Did something like this myself one time, really good way to add depth and interest to the save. Good luck mate, will be following.
    Thanks! It was a nice way to keep me interested in FM during the last month of FM18 and I like the depth it brings.



  27. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    About the Club

    General Information



    We are predicted to finish 23rd in Sky Bet League Two this time around, going straight back down to the National League. My aim is to guide us to at least mid-table and avoid a relegation dogfight. With some good signings though we have the potential to go further and maybe mount a challenge for promotion to League One.

    The Stadium



    For a League Two club, Tranmere have one of the nicest grounds around (I know this from experience having visited a number of the others over the years). With a capacity of just over 16,000, we are in a great position for when we start climbing up the leagues. I'd expect us to average 5,000/6,000 fans this season.

    Facilities



    Facilities wise, we look ok but only that. Pretty much everything is either average or adequate. I have no idea how this compares to the other teams in the league but I'd imagine we'd be one of the best. I will definitely be looking to improve this if we can, especially the youth recruitment. If I can improve on the youth side of things then my plan is to bring young players through into the first team.
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  28. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    The Staff Team

    When I joined the club, I decided to do a complete overhaul of the backroom team to help us reach our potential after securing promotion back to the football league last season. To start with, I got rid of all the current staff team with only Andy Parkinson (the Under 18's manager) staying on.



    Then the hard work began. Recruiting for every single staff role is hard work let me tell you. My aim was to build a balanced staff team with a staff member able to cover every aspect of training and I was pleased with the people we were able to bring in.



    Coaching Team

    We made five additions in terms of the coaching staff. Former Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore joins as assistant manager whilst Jon Haile, formerly of Weston-super-Mare, will head up our youth development program. This is an important job as I'm looking to use our young players in the first team wherever possible. David Felgate will be in charge of coaching the goalkeepers, having previously been at Chester. Erwin Vandenburgh is our new tactical coach, with Jon McCarthy completing our coaching team.

    Recruitment Team

    Terry Butcher joins the club as Director of Football. It'll be interesting to see how we can work together as I've never worked with one before. Tommy Miller heads up our scouting team, with Danny Philpott and Alex Hay in support. Jez Holden is in charge of our Data Analysis department.

    Medical Team

    We have a really good medical team at the club now. Paul Rastrick, who was previously at Aston Villa, joins us as Head Physio with Ben Mortlock in support. Gareth Munday heads up our Sports Science department, supported by Ellis Mullins.

    Following the complete overhaul of the staff team, we now have one of the best backroom team in the league and a base on which to build as we climb higher up the leagues.

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  29. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    Pre-Season

    Transfers

    Transfers Out

    We didn't really have any departures as the squad I inherited was looking pretty solid already.

    Transfers In

    A total of six players came in during the window. Jake Pickard came in to bolster our attacking options having previously played for Queen of the South up in Scotland. We also loaned in Islam Feruz from Chelsea to play up top.

    At the back, we brought in Remie Streete on a free transfer to improve our defensive options. He last played at Port Vale in League One. Versatile midfielder Rob Vincent also joined the group. Rob is an extremely useful player to have around as he can play a number of different positions.

    Our last two signings were two young potential stars of the future in George Carter and Rob Roberts. My scouts say good things about the two of them and I'm hopeful that they will develop into fine players.

    Friendly Results



    I was delighted with the results we achieved in the friendlies. We won 5 and lost 1, which will really help to build our confidence going into the season. The tactical style I'm looking to adopt is an attacking style so the number of goals scored in pre-season is excellent. I was especially pleased to pick up wins against higher league opposition in Peterborough and Blackpool.
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  30. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    2018/19 Squad

    *Clicking pictures will show player screenshots

    Goalkeepers



    Scott Davies - Shamal George (On loan from Liverpool)

    Defenders

    Fullbacks



    Adam Buxton - Zoumana Bakayogo - Jake Caprice - Liam Ridehalgh

    Centre Backs



    Steve McNulty - Manny Monthe - Mark Ellis - Remie Streete - Ritchie Sutton

    Midfielders

    Centre Midfielders




    Ollie Banks - Luke McCullough - Jay Harris
    Harvey Gilmour (On loan from Sheff Utd) - Ryan Williams - Rob Vincent

    Wingers



    Larnell Cole - Connor Jennings - Jonny Smith (on loan from Bristol City) - Ben Tollitt - Dylan Mottley-Henry (on loan from Barnsley)

    Attackers




    James Norwood - Jake Pickard - Franklyn Akammadu (On loan from Alessandria)
    Cole Stockton - Paul Mullin - Islam Feruz (on loan from Chelsea)

    Ones to watch



    Rob Roberts - George Carter
    Last edited by John Warrington; 04/11/2018 at 08:16 PM.



  31. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    August - December 2018

    So far so good in the League. At the halfway point, we sit right at the top of the table ahead of Lincoln and Exeter. We've only lost once in the league which is a fine achievement and a testament to how well the team is playing. Rob Vincent has been superb so far and has the highest average rating. James Norwood leads the scoring with 12 goals.

    I basically wrote off the Carabao Cup from the start. Even though Swindon away wasn't the most difficult tie, I decided to play some younger players and it backfired. In the Checkatrade Trophy, we successfully qualified out of our group and got a win against Bury in the 2nd round. We're still in the FA Cup after a fine replay win over Southend in round two. We host Lincoln in the 3rd round.

    Sadly, Liverpool will not allow us to extend the loan of Shamal George so I'm going to have to dip into the transfer market in January. We have already dipped into the transfer market during the season, signing Florent Cuvelier on a free transfer.















    John Warrington Manager of the Month x3
    Remie Streete Player of the Month x1
    Ollie Banks Goal of the Month x1
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  32. John Warrington - A Footballing Journey

    January 2019

    Transfer News

    To start the month, Shamal George, Harvey Gilmour, Jonny Smith and Dylan Mottley-Henry all returned to their parent clubs following the end of their loan spells. I wanted to renew the loan of Shamal George but Liverpool wanted him to play with higher quality players.

    To replace him, Jesse Bertrams joined us on a free transfer. He's a 24-year-old Dutch keeper who last played for Cambuur. Our other three incoming players were all loan signings until the end of the season. Defender Valber Huerta joined from Watford, midfielder Danny Rose joined from Portsmouth and winger Chris Long came in from Fleetwood.

    We also had a couple of departures. Cole Stockton made a move to Maidstone for 1.5k and Mark Ellis want to AFC Wimbledon for a fee of 30k. Salford are also in talks to sign Jay Harris for a fee of 1.5k.
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