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A Career In Football

  1. A Career In Football

    A Career In Football

    As Fm2015 has arrived I have decided to embark on a challenge that I took it Fm2013 but failed at last year.

    I will try to recreate a real life version of the career path of a modern day manager.

    I will start unemployed with NO past experience and NO playing experience and set off on a journey to try and succeed in the English game.

    My eventual aims will be as follows;

    1.Win the title in all 6 tiers of English football
    2.Win FA Cup
    3. Win League Cup
    4.Win FA Trophy
    5. Win Johnstones Paint Trophy
    6. Win Europa League
    7.Win Champions League
    8.Win Club World Cup
    9.Win the Treble
    10. Achieve to spot on Hall Of Fame

    Hope you can all get on board with this story and follow, any comments would be appreciated!

    Im in it for the Long Haul!

  2. good luck mate

  3. You are in it for the long haul indeed , good luck.

  4. Appointed as Manager of......

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    So I begin this journey at Vanarama Conference North team Hyde Town FC

    Hyde found themselves relegated from the Conference premier last season and with a lot of players leaving there is a rebuilding job needs doing, Hyde are predicted for a mid-table finish this season, lets see what we can achieve.


    Holywell 2 - 4 Hyde
    (Almond, Walker (3))

    Colne 2 - 6 Hyde
    (O'Connor, McQuade, Poole, Gray(3))

    Brickfield 2 - 5 Hyde
    (Almond, Tames (3), Poole)

    So Pre-season was short but sweet however playing against weaker teams, We look good in front of goal scoring 15 in 3 games with 3 different strikers bagging hat tricks.


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    Not too eventful as a transfer window, bringing in 3 players that will provide depth to a small squad.

  5. August

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    Hyde 2 - 4 Oxford City
    (Poole (2))

    North Ferriby 1 - 5 Hyde
    (O'Connor, Tames (4))

    Barrow 1 - 3 Hyde
    (Poole (2), Tames)

    Hyde 4 - 6 Colwyn Bay
    (Kelly (2), Almond, Tames)

    Bradford PA 1 - 6 Hyde
    (Tames (3), Almond, Kelly, O'Connor)

    Hyde 3 - 2 Tamworth
    (Poole (2), Almond)

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    After a really positive month we are sitting 5th in the league, we had some really good wins aswel as a couple of disappointing defeats, the is definitely some work to do defensively we are shipping far too many goals however currently getting away with it scoring 23 in 6 games.

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    Had quite a few players play really well this month however, player of the month award has to go to Tames, scoring 9 goals in 5 games with an average rating of 8.28, hopefully he can continue this form.

  6. Looks good, I will follow!

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  7. September

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    Gloucester 2 - 2 Hyde

    Hyde 2 - 0 Hednesford
    (Poole, Almond)

    Brackley 2 - 3 Hyde
    (Tames (2), Watson)

    Hyde 2 - 3 Lowestoft
    (Tames (2))

    Hyde 7 - 3 Redditch
    FA Cup 2nd Qual
    (Tames(2), Almond, Kelly, O'Connor, Gray, Hughes

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    So another good month with only 1 loss helps establish ourselves as top of the table contenders, Tames continues his fine form scoring goals and plenty of goals from the midfield coming too, the defence has improved but there is still some work to do and hopefully if we can sure up at the back we can mount a serious challenge for the league, early days yet however.

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    Tames has continued his fine form scoring another 7 goals this month, he has tallied up 15 in 10 games now and really has been the catalyst behind a great start to the season.

  8. Good story so far will follow this

  9. Don't usually post on here but was interested in this as i've found myself in pretty much exactly the same situation. Started off unemployed (no objective in mind), applied for a few jobs, was unsuccessful, then the hyde job came up.

    First thing I noticed was the complete lack of any centre midfielders and one senior goalkeeper who is on loan. Tames definitely looks like the best out of the bunch of strikers!

  10. Yes the depth in those areas is pure awful, I managed to bring in a poor keeper, and one cm but I guess that's all I can hope for when I had a wage budget of £4 available lol, saying that I seem to be doing better than I expected, I'll have an update up later this afternoon, good luck with Hyde!

  11. im doing a similar game to this but didnt start unmanaged started with Gloucester City as there the lowest value club in the bottom league, its going well so far made the play offs first season mainly down to a CB i signed call Charlie Ward, he is a brick wall!! but also i did overspend on wages a bit my team was terrible so had to get some players in

  12. Might have a look at him then, defensively were pretty awful but scoring 4 or 5 goals most games so we're winning games, just don't think I can keep scoring that many goals all season.

  13. i think you will be able to, theyve made this league closer to the sunday league than conference i think! in my 42 games i scored 103 goals conceded 82 but 47 of them were after 20 games and before i signed ward so he certainly helped steady it a bit! im trying to put it down to the poor ratings of the players that theres so many goals in the games will see how it gos as i get higher up the leagues

  14. October

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    Leamington 0 - 1 Hyde

    Hyde 3 - 0 Chorley
    (Poole (2), Gray)

    Hyde 5 - 3 Trafford
    FA Cup 3rd Qual
    (Hughes (2), Brizall, Gray, Tames)

    Boston 3 - 3 Hyde
    (Poole (2), Tames)

    Hyde 3 - 1 North Ferriby
    FA Cup 4th Qual
    (Tames (2), Hughes)

    Hyde 5 - 4 Worcester
    (Poole, Hughes, Gray, Tames, Walker)

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    So after an unbeaten month we finished it by sitting top of the league and qualifying for FA Cup 1st round proper, getting a home draw against Alfreton, We played really well this month, we still conceded far too many goals than I would have liked however whilst we are scoring this many goals we continue to get away with it

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    David Poole my summer signing has played incredibly well since fitting into the side on the right wing scoring 12 goals and getting 11 assists in 17 games, most of which game in this months games.

  15. November

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    Hyde 2 - 2 Solihull
    (Hughes, Tames)

    Hyde 2 - 5 Alfreton
    FA Cup 1st Round
    (Poole, Hughes)

    Harrogate 7 - 5 Hyde
    (Gray (2), Tames (2), Poole)

    Hyde 5 - 2 Gainsbororgh
    (Poole, Hughes (3), Tames)

    Chorley 2 - 2 Hyde
    (Kelly, Hughes)

    Newcastle Town 2 - 3 Hyde
    FA Trophy 3rd Qual
    (Tames (2), Poole)

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    So we finish the month 5th in the table but we do have games in hand on all teams other than Solihull, after our early month draw against them and another loss they can go 5 points in front depending on their results. After drawing Alfreton in the FA Cup we didn't manage to progress any further in the competition and now our focus turns to consolidating out playoff position and try to get a good run in the FA Trophy.

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    For the 3rd time in 4 months Tames gets the award but he is still averaging more than a goal a game and being in that kind of form its very difficult to pick anyone else out.

  16. December

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    Hyde 5 - 1 Leamington
    (Poole, Hughes (2), Tames, Gray)

    Gloucester 2 - 1 Hyde
    FA Trophy 1st Round

    Oxford City 2 - 1 Hyde

    Hyde 5 - 3 Stalybridge
    (O'Connor, Poole, Walker, Tames, Graham OG)

    Colwyn Bay 3 - 7 Hyde
    (Watson, Poole (2), Walker (2), Gray, Haywood OG)

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    Sitting top of the league going into the new year, and despite dropping points this month the teams around us seem to have dropped more than us, We were knocked out of the FA Trophy which is disappointing as I was hoping for a good run in the cup, Tames picked up an injury in the last game of the month and will be missing for up to 6 weeks so his goals will be a big miss but hopefully someone else can get on the end of some goals in his absence.

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    David Poole continues his great from into this month picking up even more goals and assists, he now had a total of 20 goals and 23 assists in just 27 games, a great record for someone who came to the club on a free transfer, he has fitted in perfectly.

  17. January

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    Stalybridge 3 - 6 Hyde
    (O'Connor, Giverin, Hughes (2), Walker, Gray)

    Hyde 6 - 0 Barrow
    (Poole (2), Gray (3), Walker)

    Lowestoft 2 - 0 Hyde

    Hyde 2 - 2 Solihull
    (Hughes, Taundry OG)

    Hyde 2 - 1 Gloucester
    (Hughes, Tames)

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    Still sitting at the top of the table and gone past the half way stage of the season now so the expected mid table finish is more or less achieved and I am definitely looking at winning the league now, We picked up a few good wins, a good comeback against top of the table challengers Solihull to keep them chasing us.

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    Hughes has been great this month and is only the 3rd individual player to win the award this season, after our important player almond picked up a long term injury, he has scored 18 and assisted as many in 24 games, Almond will be hard pushed getting his spot in the team back.

  18. February

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    Hyde 3 - 4 Boston
    (O'Connor, Giverin, Hughes)

    Guiseley 2 - 1 Hyde

    Stockport 2 - 0 Hyde

    Hyde 5 - 2 Fylde
    (Hughes, Gray (3), Tames)

    Gainsbourgh 1 - 2 Hyde
    (Tames (2))

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    We started the month really badly losing 3 games on the run, we managed to finish the month on top of the league again however Tamworth have a game in hand now, we have put ourselves behind with the 3 defeats at the start of the season. Hopefully we can put that behind us and have a decent run to the end of the season, with 9 games to go I hope to secure the league title, meeting Tamworth on the last day of the season.

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    Walker stepped in to the squad when Tames picked up his injury and he managed to score 7 goals in 5 games throughout January/february.

  19. March

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    Hyde 2 - 0 Guiseley
    (Hughes, Tames)

    Hyde 2 - 2 Harrogate
    (Chilvers, Tames)

    Fylde 1 - 3 Hyde
    (O'Connor, Gray, Tames)

    Hyde 1 - 2 Stockport

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    So we still sit top of the table despite dropping points again this month but luckily for us Tamworth dropped points every time we did, with 5 games to go in the season hopefully we can pouch on but it looks like the last game of the season against Tamworth will be crucial to wether I pick up silverware in the first season.

    I was offered a new contract this month for the good form which I accepted however I will look at what we do come the end of the season before i decide where my future lies.

    Youth Recruitment this month was pretty awful but then again thats what to you expect from a team at this level, only one player kind od stood out from the rest and he was put straight into the senior squad and has made a couple of substitute apps.

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    O'Connor played really well this month in the heart of our defence, if it wasn't for him I think we would have dropped more points this month as we weren't our usual free scoring selves.
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  20. Keep it up mate going well. You'll get headhunted soon though will you move on or stay?

  21. Undecided, I think if another club comes in the conference then i will be tempted, I think if i take Hyde up I will really struggle, there is no money and the squad seriously lacks depth, I have been lucky that i haven't received many injuries this year.

  22. April

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    Hednesford 3 - 2 Hyde
    (Hughes, Walker)

    Hyde 2 - 4 Bradford PA
    (Poole, Hughes)

    Worcester 5 - 2 Hyde
    (Hughes, Walker)

    Hyde 8 - 4 Brackley
    (Tames (3), Hughes (2), Gray, Poole, Sharpe OG)

    Tamworth 7 - 4 Hyde
    (Walker (2), Gray, Almond)

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    So as you can see by the final position in the table and the fixtures this month we really messed up a great opportunity to win the league however we only picked up 3 points out of the last 18 causing us to finish a big 10 points off the pace after sitting top all season. We finished 3rd eventually will still gives us an opportunity of the playoffs but it just comes down to a lottery now.

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    So thats how the playoff semi finals have panned out, we have played Solihull twice this year, scraping two 2-2 draws so I am not hugely confident.

  23. Playoffs & End Of Season Review

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    Hyde 0 - 2 Solihull

    Solihull 3 - 2 Hyde
    (Tames, O'Connor)

    So we go crashing out of the playoffs and won't be getting promoted this season, I know we finished far above expectations this year but I am extremely disappointed in the fact that it all went wrong in the last 2 months, Our small squad didn't help as we picked up a few more injuries, but the players stopped performing simply, disappointing all round.

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    Again the final season league table is disappointing to look at.

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    Player of the season has to be Tames he scored 41 goals in 44 apps and finished the season with the Top Scorers award.

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    So our players finish top of the charts, Hughes is also favourite to win League Player of the Year.

    So my first season in management comes to an end and it has been a mixed bag, started brilliantly and ended in heartache.
    I feel I will really stubble with Hyde next season as most of the players are leaving without me being able to tie up new contracts for any of them. Unless investment comes I might be looking at the job centre.

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