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  1. This is going to be fun to follow - I particularly like the idea that when you do win it with TNS you're going to start again from scratch with another team!!
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  2. Chwarae teg mate. Making it look easy. What stage are the facilities up to now? Also, what became of Craig Harrison? (The guy you replaced at TNS).
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  3. Thanks a lot Edd1920

    Domestically, yes we are yescomeon but still a long way to go in Europe. Training facilities are currently 'good' and youth facilities are currently 'average' but are going up again. Craig Harrison hasn't been hired since.
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    TNS - Season Five Review - 2020/2021



    This save on this computer is rapid, we're five seasons in already, mind you it helps we've only got one country and one division actually loaded and with just thirty two league games a year we're flying through it. We've had a very successful four years and look to continue that in season five. Aiming to hit those Champions League groups for a fourth year running, could we finally get some points there...


    A busy summer, especially against the one last year and we spent money, its the way forward for this club now. With such low wages we can afford to begin to splash the cash so to speak. We ended up spending around two and a half million pounds over the season as we recruited seven new faces. Unfortunately on the otherside the big loss was Calvin Dobinson, he was in form last year but decided to join Wimbledon on a free (spoiler, a year in and he failed to play a single game for them).


    And so onto the new faces, we strengthened (at least tried to strengthen) in every position on the pitch it'd seem, especially along that back line as we bought in four new defenders of the seven we signed. We also signed a new number one in Joe Busik whilst Nightingale and Clarke will hopefully help reinforce our midfield and attacking midfield.


    I thought this was the year of the 'invincibles' as we just kept going unbeaten until January where we finally slipped up. We started the season very strong winning our first four league games whilst conceding just a single goal. We were much better this season despite the two defeats near the end of the season. And that should be enough for a fifth straight title in my reign,but how was the points tally, would it be better than last years personal record of seventy eight points.


    It sure would, we beat last years points tally of seventy eight by four points as we picked up eighty two from a possible ninety six over the course of the season as we won twenty six of our thirty two matches, drawing four and losing out just twice winning the league by sixteen points over runners up Aberystwyth. Surprised to see Bala down in fifth. We also went on to set our new lowest goals conceded of twenty six, but finished ten goals short of beating the most we've scored in a season. No complaints though.


    Again a terrible display in the Scottish League Challenge Cup, for the second season running we've cashed out in the first round we've entered as Queen of South beat us one nil in the Fourth Round.


    The only domestic cup competition I've not lost yet, the Nathaniel MG Cup and that run continued, just as we squeezed past two non league sides on penalties in the second and third rounds, luck was on our side. We improved in the Semi Finals and Final to win three nil and two nil to lift it for a fifth year running.


    Back to back JD Welsh Cups again now and the fourth time we've lifted it in five seasons as we ran quietly and easily through the competition conceding just two goals. They were in our first game as we beat Barry four two. Then going on to win three nil, four nil, two nil and finally dispatching Bala one nil with an eighty eighth minute header from defender Butcher to see us lift the trophy again.


    The best we've done in Europe to date. Not only did we reach the group stages for a fourth year running, not only did we pick up some group points for the first season ever, but we made it out the group, well, kind of, we dropped into the Europa League. A good unbeaten run in the qualifiers saw us beat Stjarnan four three on aggregate, Kukesi four nil on aggregate then Azerbijan side Qarabag three two on aggregate to get to the groups. We played 'contained' football against all three teams and came off narrowly on the wrong side of a few scorelines, but beating PSV at home and drawing one all away saw us beat them to third. Unfortunately in the Europa League First Knockout Round Shakhtar, as expected had to much for us, beating us seven one on aggregate.


    Look at those finances! Five seasons ago we had just under three hundred thousand pounds in our bank balance, now we sit on twenty five million pounds! Unreal what European football can do to such a small club. We did hit around the thirty million pound mark before the youth and training facilities underwent another upgrade and I spent a bit of money on a couple of new faces. Over eleven million pounds to spend on transfers whilst also have a spare wage budget of two hundred thousand pounds!


    So the squad, abilities, potential ratings and stats for the season. As you can see Bursik has become my new number one and this season kept twenty three clean sheets, a new club record. We have so much strength and potential strength in our squad throughout the whole team. The likes of Sam Evans, Tom Donegan and Bradley Reid will leave this summer on a free whilst I bring in new faces to replace them, we have such a young side which I'm excited to see grow if we can keep them happy.


    Finally, take a look at these three players, they came through our youth intakes over the last couple seasons and are huge prospects for the future should we be able to keep them tied down and in this league I will definitely be giving them game time this season coming. Simon Ford, Lucas Maguire and Steve Hargreaves all came through this year and have already had bids from the likes of West Ham and Everton.

    Next Post: TNS - Season Six Review - 2021/2022
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    TNS - Season Six Review - 2021/2022



    Season six has come to an end already and as always the aim is the same, try and dominate the domestic season, like we have been doing but to focus on maintaining our European efforts of reaching the group stage and who knows, progressing with them eventually. Lets see how another season unfolded over the last ten months.


    Not too busy on the transfer front, especially with us bringing in new faces, just two players joined this summer and they have become what i believe is our all time most expensive single transfers. Benjamin Taylor joins from Southampton for nine hundred thousand, potentially rising to one million whilst Craig Baxter joined for the same fee. Elsewhere no money came in. We did bring Shane Long in on a trial but before it expired he retired so couldn't offer him a deal. Agutter joined Carmarthen on loan for the season.


    How good do these two players look, especially for a side playing in Wales. Benjamin Taylor, just twenty one years old is very promising in the attacking midfield area but is unhappy as he wants to move back to a bigger side already. I'm hoping I can keep him for a couple more seasons, he is tied down until the end of next season. Whilst Craig Baxter is a superb striker and has great physical stats to. Already capped four times by the under twenty ones whilst Taylor is capped twice at full level.


    So close to becoming the 'invincibles', a step closer than last season too as we finished with just one defeat all season, a narrow three two defeat against Port Talbot. We are starting to run riot against most of these teams now. Bangor potentially becoming a bogey side for us as we drew two of our three league head to heads with them this season.


    Another new points tally for us, I believe that is three seasons running now as we improve from eighty four points last season to eighty five this season, dropping just eleven points over the course of the full season with four draws and one defeat. We comfortably won the league title for a sixth year running, by thirty three points over surprising second place Barry. Bala are really off the early pace they were showing now.


    Finally we have regained the Scottish League Challenge cup and its the third time in six seasons we've lifted the trophy now. A relatively easy run through the competition this year. We beat Airdrie one nil at home before beating Falkirk on penalties in Scotland. Dispatched Celtic under twentys two nil before smashing Raith six two in the Final.


    Still not lost this trophy during my reign as we make it six in six years with a straight forward trophy win. Aberystwyth the only side coming close to beating us as we won three two, we then beat Bala, Llandudno and Barry three nil in the third round, Semi Final and Final respectively.


    But it wasn't to be the clean sweep domestically, which I think we've only completed once in six years now. The JD Welsh Cup will avoid us for a second season in the last four I believe as we miss out on penalties against Aberystwyth in the Quarter Finals on penalties.


    Group stages again, we had a straight forward run through to them, still not facing any 'big' teams in the qualifiers so we are able to get this far again. We beat Murata seven nil on aggregate, Astra four one and aggregate and then SJK five three on aggregate to get into a group of Juventus, Besiktas and Liverpool. Unfortunately we finished with just three points. We deserved at least a point away at Besiktas and somehow smashed them out the park, six nil at home.


    Not a huge gain this year financially because of the summer spending and then the training and youth facilities going up once again. Soon they'll hopefully be state of the art facilities and we'll be really proving to be a force within Europe. Twenty six million pounds in our balance which had hit over thirty five million I believe. A transfer budget this summer of fifteen million with a wage budget of over three hundred thousand pounds!


    And everything you need to know about the squad this season. Our young, sixteen year old keeper Steve Harper was our number one most of the season, conceding the least in the league and keeping the most clean sheets, a superb effort, he even claimed an assist. Elsewhere Maguire made twelve appearances and Ford made seventeen, getting the youth in early. You can see how the majority of our squad are under twenty with bright futures. Once again I'll review the squad and sort the outgoings over the summer. What a first season here for Craig Baxter though, forty four goals in thirty eight games across all competitions.

    Next Post: TNS - Season Seven Review - 2022/2023
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    TNS - Season Seven Review - 2022/2023


    I can't believe we're seven seasons into this save already, flying through and I see no chance of this save stopping anytime soon, not on my behalf anyway. With the young but talented squad we've put together now I'm fully expecting us to continue to dominate over the years and probably even more so than we have been to date. We're the only team in the league with this sort of money at our disposal and now easily boasting the best facilities in the country.



    So lets start with transfers and well, it was quiet. In fact I didn't bring any new faces in during the summer and only Callum Gribbin joined at that was at the end of the current season so he is yet to play for us, but a bargain on a free transfer. Elsewhere, former number one Daniel Lavercombe joined Middlesbrough in a five thousand pounds switch. January just gone saw me reject some huge transfer offers, up to £5million for Steve Hargreaves our 17 year old number one as well as over £2.5million for both Cai Jones and Craig Baxter. But we're not a selling club right now, we're here to sign the best to improve them.



    Callum Gribben was a former Manchester United youth who was let go and found himself clubless. Now its a bit of a punt bringing him in but the midfielder looks quality stats wise and will definitely fit into my rotational midfield. His wage is quite big, as a few of them are getting now but hopefully hes worth it.



    INVINCIBLES! Nearly the perfect season, nearly! Just two results all season where we dropped points and annoyingly both were at home. We started the season emphatically with a three nil win over Bala which was followed up with a sensational ten nil win over Cefn Druids and then eight nil one over Carmarthen, I was hoping we'd keep those sort of results going through the season but we let up a little. However still recorded some stunning results in the likes of a couple six one victories, a six two, six nil and a couple five ones showing how far we've come over the last couple years.



    Not only my biggest points haul but the clubs record points tally in the league of ninety two from a possible ninety six points. And our best season defensively conceding just fifteen goals whilst at the other end we found the net one hundred and eight times. Ran away with the competition winning in at the end of January and finishing twenty eight points clear of second place Bala.



    Back to back Challenge Cup titles again and we ran riot through the competition, scoring for fun in all four rounds we played in. We faced all our games away from home, beating Stirling four one with Luke Evans netting a hatrick. Berwick four nil with Baxter netting a brace, Evans also on target. The Semi Final saw us face Glentoran and win four one with four different scorers. And in the Final we beat Falkirk five one with attacking midfielder Nightingale hitting a brace.



    Seven seasons in and seven straight Nathaniel MG Cup titles for myself, just like the league we've not lost this year. Three nil win over Afan Lido in the second round followed up by a big five one victory over Aberystwyth in the Third Round. We then beat Bangor City three nil in the Semi Final and Connah's Quay four one in the Final.



    And the perfect season domestically was secured when we clinched the JD Welsh Cup and i think only the second time we've taken all four domestic trophies in a season. We came close to being knocked out a couple times here. Narrowly avoiding defeat against Cefn Druids to beat them two one. We then required extra time to knock out Aberystwyth, five four in the end, a nine goal thriller. Bala were much easier in the Quarter Finals as we won four one before beating Barry two nil in the Semi Finals. Again the Final was against Connah's Quay who we beat two one. Dynamic duo Evans and Baxter on the scoresheet.



    What a season in Europe! By far the best we've done to date! Its almost a 'formality' now that we get to the group stage and we faced the likes of Maribor and Ludogorets to get there. Originally beating FH eight one on aggregate in the second qualifying Round. Maribor fell to us, six one on aggregate before we overturned a one nil home defeat against Ludogorets to win four nil away to book our place in the group stage. Another tough group, as expected, we played out a nine goal thriller against Bayern but lost six three. Beat Basel at home four three. Only other noticeable result was the nil nil away at Basel to see us finish third.

    Into the Europa League knockout rounds we went and we didn't back down, we played two thrilling head to head ties with FC Kobenhaven and came out nine seven winners on aggregate as we won three two at home before a bizar six five away win. The Second Knockout Round against Real San ... wasn't quite as entertaining, we drew one all away and that proved vital as a nil nil home result saw us advance on away goal. Unfortunately Monaco in the Quarter Finals was always going to be a hurdle too far, we blew a two one lead with ten minutes to go to lose three two at home before losing five one in France.



    Again the finances haven't 'jumped' like we have seen over the first few years but we are continuously upgrading our youth and training facilities as well as our youth coaching so making improvements all the time, this saw our balance cut from over thirty five million to twenty seven million come the end of the year. Over sixteen million pounds at my disposal for the transfer window and a wage budget spare of two hundred and thirty thousand pounds still.



    To finish things off a quick look at the squad that finishes the 2022/2023 campaign. It was only seventeen year old goalkeeper Steve Hargreaves that played every minute this year as he featured in all sixty three matches, the mans quality. Defensively we had a good year the likes of Roux and Rhodes rotating. All the centre backs were rotated to ensure they got 'some' minutes over the season. Same with our midfielders. Ryan Brobbel once again had a good year with ten goals and eleven assist in his twenty three starts. Paul Nightingale had a great year, twenty three goals and twenty one assist in fifty seven games. Luke Evans thirty five goals and twenty two assist in fifty four games - And named Welsh player of the year, first person to take it away from Gareth Bale. Whilst my main man Craig Baxtter scored fifty five goals and assisted thirty two in his fifty nine appearances this year. He is now on ninety nine goals in ninety nine games in all competitions for the club.


    Next Post: TNS - Season Eight Review - 2023/2024
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    TNS - Season Eight - 2023/2024


    Season eight has been and gone and we're now at a point where we've seemed to hit the wall and struggling to figure out how we get over it. We're constantly making the Champions League groups now, six straight seasons before this one kicked off but we struggle to get out them, last year we did move to the Europa League Quarter Finals admittedly but we did face an 'easiest' run. Could this year go any better.


    Straight to the transfers then and it was a rather busy one on both sides of the rotating door, originally I bought in Bilal Lefeuvre from Manchester City for four million pounds, a strong looking defender but as you can see bottom right, he joined Southampton come January as they met his six million pound release clause. More on the signing front below, outgoings saw the board annoyingly accept a bid from Watford for strong centre back Cai Jones and the deal was done, annoying indeed! They also did this for keeper Steve Hargreaves but I pursuaded them we needed to keep him.


    So four new faces for the season, well three for the season and one for six months or so. You can see why I was so excited by Bilal Lefeuvre, I hate release clauses! Southampton had a bargin there. Andrew Steel joined on loan simply as backup as we didn't have a second keeper in the team. And then two new faces come the end of the transfer window saw Peter Vernon and Domenico Gatto join to hopefully sure up our defence following Cai Jones departure.


    Two seasons in the league without defeat, infact we're now eighty league games without defeat and the target has to be one hundred now. It shows how far we've come over the year. Again we had a huge win near the start of the season, beating Bangor eight two! Midway through the season we kept five clean sheets on the bounce, at the end we kept six on the bounce in the league alone. Again like last season, just two draws all year, one at home, one away.


    The same points haul as last season and just four points off hitting the maximum points tally available. We also scored the same amount of goals this year, one hundred and eight however did concede five more than last years fifteen. Winning the league by a massive thirty five points come the end of the season it was a truly dominant showing by us.


    Scottish Challenge Cup winners for three years running now and my fifth in total as we draw level with record holders Falkirk. It really shows how easy this competition is becoming for us as we didn't concede a single goal in the four matches we faced. We beat Raith three nil in our only home match of the competition before traveling to Stranraer beating them three nil. A five nil win the Semi Final against Dunfermline followed before facing fellow Welsh side Barry in the Final and beating them one nil.


    Our run in the Nathaniel MG Cup goes on as again we clinch it. I believe its ten times in a row for TNS now and eight in a row for myself. We eased through the first two rounds without conceding a goal. Aberystwyth may of scored against us but we hit four. Connahs Quay gave us a good game as we beat them four three in the Final.


    But it wasn't to be back to back perfect seasons as we failed to retain the JD Welsh Cup one again. Imagine crashing out the cup without actually conceding a single goal! Well thats what we done. Beat Ton Pentre seven nil in the Third round before beating Aberystwyth and Afan Lido one nil. But Bangor held us to a nil nil and beat us four two on penalties in the Semi Finals.


    I felt we had our 'easiest' Champions League group to date but unfortunately it still turned out not much better than previous efforts. We had a very easy run to the group stages this year beating Cliftonville seven two on aggregate, HJK thirteen one and Anorthosi nine three on aggregate. A group consisting of Monaco, Ajax and Anderlecht saw us only take points of the latter, four infact which in turn saw us claim a head to head victory over them in group position to once again head to the Europa League knockout Rounds.

    But it was a quick Europa League exit as AC Milan beat us three nil in Wales in the First Knockout Round and a strong draw nil nil in Italy saw them advance, we gave it a go though.


    This year the finances actually look worse than the year before but that is due to yet another training and youth upgrade which should see us hit state of the art facilities if I am correct in my judgement. As soon as they get there we'll definitely start to save money and hopefully help produce talent which can always be sold on. Another big transfer budget and still plenty spare in wages.


    Not quite the finishing post this time but the player stats are in for the season and as normal there are a few standout performances. Steve Hargreaves made another fifty seven apperances this season and kept thirty two clean sheets which is superb for an eighteen year old, this limited Steel to just one appearance. Roux had a super season at right back. Alfie Egan I feel is underated, a great year for him whilst Nightingale and Luke Evans once again put in strong performances from the attacking midfield area. But obviously there is one man that took the plaudits. Craig Baxter scored another sixty one goals this year in fifty matches.


    The final post this time was the interesting offer I had come into my inbox in February. After Wales failed to qualify for the Euros they approached me to become their new manager to take them forward. Unfortunately its not an opportunity that I wanted, especially not yet anyway so it was rejected swiftly.

    Next Post: TNS - Season Nine Review - 2024/2025
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    TNS - Season Nine - 2024/2025


    We're now nine seasons down and completed and personally I'm not feeling any signs of lack of motivation in this save yet and I'm hoping you guys are still reading and enjoying the save. Despite it being very predictable now domestically we're beginning to spring a couple surprises in Europe and thats the main aim of this save. Unfortunately things are going to get tough for us this summer as you'll see shortly but we're in good stead overall.


    A very busy transfer window with both new comings and out goings as we try and strengthen the squad constantly. As you can see we're beginning to spend more money on players with four signings costing us over ten million pounds. A free transfer as well along with two loanees which we'll investigate into in a second. Outs were busy to with five leaving on free transfers. Three deals saw us make money, younger players leaving who were nowhere near ready for Premier League football yet whilst three went out on loan.


    Bad news is these four players weren't happy and wouldn't accept a new deal in January, meaning they were available on free transfers and have all been snapped up. Very poor from them especially the likes of Maguire and Ford who I have bought through over their younger years. I'm going to need to build on the summer coming as these are big players to leave.


    Okay so a quick rundown on all our new faces. Laranjeira was a superb purchase especially as we got him on a pre contract deal and didn't cost us a penny. Next in were the two loanees as we bought in a goalkeeper as backup for Hargreaves whilst Eze on loan from Spurs will turn out to be a great deal this season. Come January we continued our strengthening big with two defenders and a midfielder coming in. Palmer and Places to once again sure up our back line whilst Kingsmill will help strengthen our midfield. Finally Jordan Sence looks a great bit of business, yet to play for us as he joins us this summer from OM.


    Three and a half seasons without a defeat in the league! Its an unbelievable run we're now on and really shows how much we've strengthened and move away from the pack over the last few years especially. Two eight nil wins this season sensationally. A fair few clean sheets once again over the year and plenty of games seeing three or four goals per game for us. We're definitely improving each year.


    Third year running where we've hit a 90+ points tally but we were two points short of the last two years tally on ninety two points. We did score the most league goals over the last three years though, having scored one hundred and eight, one hundred and eight and this year one hundred and nine. Conceding just seventeen which is really good now. Winning the points by twenty four points.


    And another one of these as we're now the most decorated side to win this competition six times! We actually conceded a couple this year around, beating Patrick Thistle at home three nil in the Fourth Round. A trip to Falkirk saw us win three one in the Quarter Final before beating Raith three nil. A second all Welsh Final saw us beat Bala two one, a late Taylor goal securing the trophy.


    Nine in a row for me here now and next season we'll look to make it ten. Just two goals conceded in the whole competition once again we're proving our dominance. Three nil in the Second Round over Connah's Quay, four nil in the Third Round over Barry. The Semi Final saw us smash Airbus UK six one before narrowly getting another one over Aberystwyth in the Final, winning two one.


    We regain the JD Welsh Cup after last year missing out, losing in the Semi Final after not conceding a goal from inplay. But we nearly faced an early exit this year as it required extra time to beat Barry in the Third Round, one all after normal time but four one in Extra Time. Fourth Round we hit four again, Port Talbot on the recieving end of a four nil win. We beat Cardiff Met Uni two nil in the Quarter Finals, Bangor one nil in the Semi Final and another victory over Aberystwyth in the Final, winning three two as Laranjeira scored late on.


    As usual of late, an easy run through to the group stages. We beat Zalgaris six nil in the first leg and drew nil nil in the second leg but already safe and advanced. We went on to beat Vardar seven nil on aggregate before a thrilling game against Astana saw us win seven three on aggregate. A tough group stage, we were seeded third in it for the first time ever, only beating Basel in the opener but that proved enough to see us finish third and produce a stunning Europa League run.

    A home draw against Shakhtar originally I thought wouldn't be enough, but we beat them two one away with a late Leon Adams goal to send us through. Next up Russian opponents Spartak Moscow, we beat them three one at home before a three three away draw saw us advance again. Europa League Champions Stoke up next and the English side rued missed chances, a three two win in England followed up by a stunning two nil home win saw us reach our first ever Semi Final. Unfortunately we narrowly bowed out against Ajax. A three two defeat in Holland was followed by a goalless draw at home as we couldn't quite find the net.


    This is the first year the finances haven't been over twenty million pounds in ages. But we've had to spend money and got more to spend so I can't see them getting any better any time soon. Now we're paying more for transfers and wages its going to be harder to maintain a good balance as Welsh football doesn't supply good money. But all my upgrades have been worth it. State of the art training facilities and superb youth facilities with the final upgrade underway along with Exceptional junior Coaching, we're a club on the rise.


    And finally the player stats for the season. Hargreaves obviously our number one again for the year as he is now twenty, he started with us at just fifteen/sixteen I believe so has come along way. Another fifty league appearances for him this year. On loan keeper Webb featured fifteen times. Places, Butcher and Vincent all picked up good ratings at the back as did Max Palmer who joined in January. Midfield saw pleasing seasons for Karl Clark, Ben Kingsmill and Laranjeira. Luke Evans had another strong season whilst I played two up top this season for the first time ever rather than just one. Baxter and loanee Exe shared the goals with fourty two each.

    Next Post: TNS - Season Ten Review - 2025/2026
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  8. Doing really well mate, especially in Europe. Welsh prem side in the Europa league semis, absolute scenes. Any other the other Welsh sides done anything of note in Europe? Back-to-back all-Welsh Challenge Cup finals suggests some kind of improvement in the league, actually, how are the league coefficients doing?
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  9. Thanks again yescomeon. Unfortunately no other sides are making the Champions League group stages or Europa League groups yet but hopefully they get there soon. As for the league come the start of season ten we've moved it up to 33rd in the world so a superb rise from outside the top one hundred!
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    TNS - Season Ten - 2025/2026


    Season ten proved to be one of the most challenging seasons I've faced in my TNS reign to date. Relationships with the board got very tight and began causing issues especially to my motivation of the save. Whilst we're not being challenged in the league anymore with our lengthy unbeaten run, they began to go over my head regarding transfer business and this has seen some key players leave the club over the last season, making us a weaker side.


    Busy was one word for it. As you can see on the left I restricted my spending this year following our money depleating a little last year around so stuck to free transfers and loan deals mainly. Delighted to of got Eze back after his loan spell. But it was the out goings that caused an issue. Yes we bought in eleven and a half million pounds but the board let go of some big players. They accepted a four point two million pound offer for number one, hot prospect Steve Hargraves who joined Chelsea, eight hundred and fifty thousand for Laranjeira, One million pounds for Clark as well as accepting just over half a million for Twibey. And then in January decided to accepted two and a half million for Christian Eze after a wonderful season!!


    Here are the new faces who try to fill in the holes that the board decided to unneccessarily create, leaving us weaker than we've been for some years now. Bulka, Marquez, Ozturk and Bloom all here for a season long loan, think a couple may be here for two years. Eze was a superb addition before he left in January, he had been sailing. Chalaris brilliant fits the number one keeper role for us and I'm happy with that addition.


    Yet another unbeaten season and we're now 140 games + unbeaten in the league. We were so close to setting a new record but decided to drop points on the final day meaning for a third season from the last four we've drawn two and won the rest. The results are coming down a lot more as we've decided to play counter attacking football over attacking and it has seen us concede a lot less goals at the moment.


    Now four straight seasons of hitting ninety points and its a third year in four that we've hit ninety two points in a season. Still searching for that perfect season of ninety six points though. Barry have really strengthened over the years and once again finish second, thirty two points behind us. No surprises over the bottom two who go down with Cefn Druids just hanging on via goal difference.


    Poor from us not being able to hold on to this. We were solid in the Fourth Round against St. Mirren but a Quarter Final tie against Aberstwyth saw us lose in extra time after being two one and three one at throughout the match.


    This is the one cup we don't seem to be able to let go of. Ten times in a row now for me we've lifted this and it was very straight forward for us conceding just one goal. We beat Porthmadown one nil in the opening round we entered. Two nil against Barry before beating Bangor one nil in the Semi Final. Airbus fell to a three one defeat in the Final in one of Eze' final game for us as he scored a brace.


    Yet we don't seem to end up being able to hold on to this one. The JD Welsh Cup saw us given home advantage for the third three rounds, winning two nil, six nil and then four three in the Quarter Final against Llandudno. But it would be Bala who stopped us winning this one, losing two one in the Semi Finals.


    As usual with late, straight forward for us to get into the Champions League group stage, we went on to beat St Patricks nine one on aggregate there. We beat Bate eight one which does show how far we've come over the years before beating Slovan four one on aggregate. A very tough group which we were dealt but we did beat Porto three one and more surprisingly, probably our best ever result, a draw away at Barcelona. Four points wasn't enough to go through here though.


    Finances are appearing to be back on track. We're just short of the twenty million pound mark in our bank balance come the end of the year and the board have allocated thirteen and a half million pounds of it for transfers. I don't plan on using much of it unless I really find a couple strong players....for the board to sale for peanuts a few seasons later. As long as we hit the champions League groups again next year we'll add another twelve million pounds anyway.


    And finally the player stats for the season. Our new number one proved to be a great coup, he managed to equal Hargreaves 19 league clean sheets through the season this year which is a stunning effort for his first year in Wales. Craig Baxter got injured early in the season so only appeared twenty five times and scored seventeen. This was when Eze stepped up before he was sold. Leon Adams done okay up front, Luke Evans once again brilliant as was Bloom on loan and Nightingale.



    Some good news to finish the update. We've increased our European spots and for the first time ever we are going to have two sides in the Champions League as well as have three teams in the Europa League from the 2027/28 season. Big rewards for a few more teams next year around.

    Next Post: TNS - Season Eleven Review - 2026/2027
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    TNS - Season Eleven - 2026/2027


    Thankfully the board eased off my back this season and let me take control of most transfers. There was one I had to lose thanks to the board but we will run down on that later. Once again European progression was our main aim with their being extra spots now available in the league I'm sure other teams are going to push more in the league now.



    A busy summer for us where we really cut down on our spending. A lot of free transfers went out at the start of the window as they were out of contract and no longer good enough for us. Supple and Agutter probably could of still done a job but were snapped up by Watford and Llandudno. Unfortunately the board accepted a deal for Jordan Sence, he joined Forest for four and a half million. A couple of smaller, youth deals took place bringing in almost another million. Incomings was cheap for us, bringing in six players, three from Manchester United and spending just three million in total.


    Now we really strengthened all over this summer. Two strikers in from Manchester United and at a good, young age where we can still get the best out of them. A couple midfielders as we had to replace Sence and sure we did that with the quality of these two. Whilst bringing in a young left back in Lumenza and a strong centre back from AC Milan.


    Yep, unbeaten again as we're still waiting for someone to step up and actually beat us. We were four games away from the perfect league season this year until a trip to Barry cost us. A nil nil draw the first time we dropped points all season and proved to be the only time in the league throughout the year. We picked up a fair few clean sheets again this year and won games comfortably. Not too many 'big wins' as the counter attacking football is definitely being more defensive for us.


    Five seasons in a row where we've hit ninety plus points and finally hitting our records point tally, ninety four points and just two points short of the perfect season with one draw and thirty one wins. We scored ninety eight games whilst conceding just thirteen all year. We won the league by thirty seven points and as you can see at the bottom, we're now unbeaten in one hundred and seventy six league games. If we can stretch it for one more season we'd hit 200! It won't be easy though.


    We're back in control of the Scottish Challenge Cup. A fairly straight forward showing from us as we got started with a two one win at home against Dunfermline. Staying at home for the Quarter Final we beat Dumbarton four nil. Livingston welcomed us in the Semi Finals as we won three nil. An all Welsh Final saw us beat Aberystwyth three two.


    Another season where we've not dropped this trophy, a couple of nervy rounds though and that started in the Second Round as we required penalties to beat Bangor City. An away trip to Merthyr T saw us win two nil before we required extra time to beat Barry in the Semi Final. Finally beating Bala three nil in the Final.


    And we've done the clean sweep, despite out dominance its not often we take all four domestic trophies but we've done it this year. Beating Port Talbot three nil in the Third Round, Holywel five one in the Fourth Round. Another tie with Barry this season saw us welcome them in the Quarter Finals and beat them three two. Non league Carmarthen were saw off by us with a six one Semi Final win before we beat Connahs Quay two one in the Final.


    The best we've done in the Champions League group stage to date, but first how we got there. Its the last time we faced the earlier round where we beat Mladost six one on aggregate. An eight two aggregate result followed to gain passage to the Champions League group with Bayern, Juventus and Olympiakos. And we picked up eight points from six games. Beating Olympiakos twice and drawing with Juventus twice whilst both times missing out on a point from Bayern by a single goal.

    Into the Europa League we went and finally got a win over Ajax in our eight attempt. Before that we lost three two away from home, left us in a great place. Winning one nil at home to advance on away goal. Unfortunately we couldn't get past Italian giants Inter Milan though who beat us seven four on aggregate.


    We're spending so much on wages now a days that we struggle to make money throughout the season. We definitely need to try and cut back on what we're spending but then we lost the talent we're bringing in. Its abit cache twenty two. As long as we keep hitting the Champions League group stage we'll be doing okay.


    Once again my Greek keeper was our number one and had a superb year in between the sticks. Really helping us to some strong clean sheets. Plenty of rotation in the back line as we tried to use everyone and keep as many players fit as possible. Into midfield and loanee Bloom had a busy and great year. As did summer signings Leandro and Diez. Evans once again done very well as did both summer signings up top. Baxter still playing a crucial role.

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