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Glad to see you've decided to try and go full English as it'll be a challenge to find players from time to time @Dan, superb Community Shield victory, even if it was undeserved. Are you still using @VP.'s tactic?
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The main question needs to be @Dan; are you still enjoying the save or are you becoming bored due to recent success? I would like to see you make an entire English (or even British) side and see if you can continue to dominate domestically and potentially in Europe as well.
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Our first ever Champions League Final will see us go up against German giants FC Bayern Munich. It'll be a tough encounter for sure, however we haven't lost to the red side in Germany in the past four head to heads in which we've faced them.

And with that bit said, I'll be expecting Champions League success now. Good luck in the final.
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Working with Youngsters is the one attribute I can't seem to get moving, even when I've got a few youngsters in the starting XI.

It's quite annoying but not the end of the world.
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Blackburn sacked Coyle? Well can guarantee @BR. is currently doing cartwheels - just annoying the prick guided Blackburn to two victories against us.

As for last night, we were pretty woeful up until we scored in the first half, second half was a hell of a lot better (well, it couldn't have been any worse) and pleased that little prick Lansbury scored an own goal to secure Newcastle's three points. Back top but we need to ensure victory against Bristol City as we then face a hat trick of away trips to Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading ffs.
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Shame to see you lost the first leg against Saint-Etienne but no doubt that'll be turned around at home @Dan. You're looking good for another league title which, unless my maths isn't correct, will be your third consecutive? KIU though.
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Sutton or Arsenal vs. Lincoln then in the quarters.

Oh my, how I would love Sutton to dump Arsenal out tomorrow and then one non-league side will be guaranteed in the semi final. Won't happen though.
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Nervy win, Blackburn gave it a good go. I'll bet we get Spurs in the draw.

You'll probably get Manchester City, providing they can beat Huddersfield in the replay.
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Two wins from two games, you've made a strong start in the Champions League @Dan. KIU.
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What a disappointing season @VP. especially when you seemingly went in with high hopes and promotion back to the Championship but it wasn't to be. KIU though.
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Solid start to the league campaign but I expect nothing less from you now @Dan. Wouldn't sweat the Community Shield defeat since it's a 'glorified' friendly and the Champions League group could've been kinder but I still expect you progress from it.
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That's a real shame @Shedender, was a good career and enjoyed reading it. Hopefully you'll get back to FM as soon as possible!

Cheers man! It's a shame it had to end the way it did but c'est le vie.
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After 22 seasons which has seen enjoyment, heartbreak, title and Cup wins, relegations and surprisingly no sackings, its time to announce that this career is no more.

Unfortunately earlier this evening, my laptop decided to pack in and despite countless attempts to try and fix it, it came to no avail and it's dead - I had it for just over two years.

But I told @Dan over private message that I'll be back and I'm hoping it'll be soon as I'll be looking to purchase/order a new one tomorrow, more than likely when I finish work. Ive been tempted to purchase a desktop PC ffs.
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Yet another tremendous season w/ London City @Dan, fantastic and KIU.
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Bangor: End of season round-up 2037/38

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Another season has been done and dusted and although it's been a tough season, it's been an enjoyable one as we find ourselves up seventh place and twelve points above the basement club Crusaders and if our Irish Cup run does end against Coleraine then it won't be the end of the world as we'll have a straight run in the league in an attempt to avoid relegation.

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And our run in the Irish Cup did indeed end at the first hurdle with a three goals to one home defeat to Coleraine.

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The second part of the league campaign proved to be tough one as just five more league wins happened against Warrenpoint Town, Dungannon Swifts, Ballinamallard United (twice) and Portadown while the league campaign ended with back-to-back defeats against Dungannon Swifts and Crusaders in which we didn't score a goal in those two games.

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So with the league season done and dusted I'm delighted to have finished the campaign up in seventh place which means we'll qualify for the European playoffs as we finished three points ahead of the sixth placed club. Portadown have been automatically relegated while Crusaders will compete in the relegation/promotion playoff.

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Our European hopes were dashed at the semi final stage in an attempt to make the Europa League next season as Cliftonville easily defeated is four nil which annoyed me greatly. Eamonn O'Kane gave Cliftonville the lead before Robbie Kennedy's treble sealed the straight forward victory for the Solitude outfit.
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Just had a look at the stats from the PSG/Barcelona game and I'm surprised by how few shots Barca's had thus far.
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Wow @Dan, of all the teams you had to lose to in the league, it had to be bloody Watford? Cracking undefeated streak though.
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Bangor: Mid season round-up 2037/38

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With the Championship trophy secured last season along with the Steel & Sons Cup, Intermediate Cup and Co. Antrim Shield promotion to the Premiership awaited us and a predicted twelfth place finish - a twenty second preseason has been concluded and it's now time for the competitive action to begin.

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The football club remain in just one cup competition after Christmas and that'll be the Irish Cup but I don't expect us to progress much further (prove me wrong) as we face a tough trip to fellow Premiership side Coleraine. Our run in both the Co. Antrim Shield and League Cup ended at the semi final stages - in the Shield the side suffered a two nil defeat to Linfield which meant we couldn't retain the Shield while Dungannon Swifts ended our League Cup hopes.

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Life in the Premiership has proven to be tough as expected even though it began like a house on fire when the club lost just one of the opening seven games but then the expected downward spiral began as the football club won just three of their next seventeen Premiership games which was a little concerning - the three nil home success against Ballinamallard United on Boxing Day was delightful to see.

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So with twenty three league games played we find ourselves in seventh place which I'm delighted enough even if we did go on quite the massive win-less run - our record thus far is eight wins, five draw and ten defeats. Glenavon, as expected lead the league while Crusaders are propping it up.
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Are you using your Arsenal tactic or another one @VP.? Top promotion nonetheless.
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Thanks for the comment @r96Skinner, it turned out to be a fantastic season but now I need to prepare for a tough one.

It does indeed feel great @Dan but I hope the players enjoy it while it lasts because we'll be lucky to win anything next season.
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Bangor: Preseason round-up 2037/38

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Promotion from the Championship as champions last season was remarkable considering how the club underachieved the previous campaign but now the football club must prepare for a tough season back amongst the Northern Irish elite. Like most other times the clubs been promoted from the second tier, we're predicted to finish rock bottom so although there's no pressure on the lads, we'll be lucky to get a tenth place finish. Relegation could very well happen.

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It was three in and three out this summer at Bangor Fuels Arena as I refused to overhaul the squad. The first signing was a nostalgic one as Sean Curran returned to the place his playing career began as the thirty-five year old striker cost us fifty pounds from recently relegated Dollingstown and I highly doubt he'll be a regular, centre midfielder Stephen Boyd joined from Championship side Limavady United while centre back David Wright arrived from PSNI. Gareth Craig, Stephen Stanex and Paul McIlroy all departed Bangor Fuels Arena when their contracts had expired.

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This is the squad that'll begin our first season back in the top flight and although it's a decent looking squad on paper, I unfortunately don't think it's Premiership standard bar a few players here and there and now it's up to them to prove me wrong and survive in the top flight. I'll be expecting Rory Baker (GK), Stephen Boyd (CM), Darren Hagan (AMR) and Gary Hamilton (ST) to be the key players ahead of this season, if they all perform then I believe we'll survive.

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Preseason turned out to be a mixed bag on the field as in the eight games arranged the club won four, drew two and lost two as the two defeats came on the road against teams we really should be beating as both Portstewart and former Championship outfit Tandragee turned us over while the two draws came against Stirling Albion and more annoyingly Groomsport who held us at The Meadows. The four preseason friendly wins came against Bangor Young Men, Bangor Swifts, Sport & Leisure Swifts and Everton Under Twenty Three's.
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Surreal season thus far @Dan, keep it up and yer'll be back-to-back champions in no time.
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Leicester look bereft of confidence at the moment, can't see them staying up sadly.

As much as I'd love for Ranieri to remain at Leicester due to last seasons unbelievable title success, something needs to change before it's too late or they're going down.
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Cheers @Dan I'm delighted I've been able to win the Steel & Sons Cup again as it's a competition I simply haven't won enough but I'm surprised about the Co. Antrim Shield success against Glentoran though, but I'll take it. Winning the league title remains the major plan.

And what's wrong with the kits @DNZY? I don't mind them personally, well, I'm not one hundred percent on the home top but the away one looks nice.
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Bangor: End of season round-up 2036/37

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I don't know what I've done but this season has been (thus far) a better success compared to last season as a double has already been confirmed following our success in both the Co. Antrim Shield and Steel & Sons Cup while the lads are sitting top of the Championship table but just one point clear as the football club look for promotion back to the Premiership.

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It turned out to be a treble as far as cup competitions went as following a three two (after extra time) success against Dungannon Swifts Reserves we have won the Intermediate Cup - Carrick Rangers, Moyola Park, Malachians and Coleraine Reserves were beaten in the previous rounds post Christmas. Our run however in the Irish Cup came to an end at the quarter final stage following a three nil defeat to Linfield at home in a replay, we had drew one apiece at Windsor Park in the original game but just didn't perform in the replay.

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The league form in the second part of the campaign turned out to be a mixed bag as in the final eleven games we won six, drew three and lost two - the two defeats coming against Armagh at home and Newington away. We drew nil nil against our fierce rivals Ards while the league campaign ended with two back-to-back victories against fellow title challengers Carrick Rangers and Limavady United at Bangor Fuels Arena as attacking midfielder David Louge finally scored his first ever league goal for the club against Carrick.

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We're back in the Premiership though after two seasons in the wilderness Championship and it was a tough, but deserved promotion as we finished five points clear of Carrick Rangers who take the runners-up spot and will face Limavady United in a two-legged playoff with the winner facing the eleventh placed Premiership club in a relegation/promotion playoff. Dergview got automatically relegated while Larne will be in the relegation/promotion playoff at the foot of the table. Dollingstown suffered automatic relegation from the Premiership after one season back in the top flight.
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It's a shame Burnley had to wreck what should've been a perfect opening month. Good start nonetheless @Dan.
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That young shot stopper looks pretty woeful stats wise. How long until either your first choice or back-up is back?
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Bangor: Mid season round-up 2036/37

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With preseason done and dusted it was time to kick off the twenty thirty six twenty thirty seven campaign and once again the pressure was on me in the league as the board expected me to secure the league title despite a disappointing fourth place finish last season while the football club also suffered heartbreak in both the Steel & Sons Cup and Intermediate Cup finals, losing both on penalties.

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A double has been secured already! as I'm proud to announce that we've managed to win both the Co. Antrim Shield and Steel & Sons Cup thanks to victories over Glentoran (3-2 aet) and Ballyclare Comrades (2-1) while we'll resume our Intermediate Cup quest with a trip to Coleraine's reserve team while we'll face Premiership strugglers Ballymena United in the fifth round of the Irish Cup at the Ballymena Showgrounds.

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It's been a more successful start to the league campaign (compared to last season) even though we've suffered three defeats on the road without scoring a goal in the process - one nil vs. Armagh, one nil vs. Sport & Leisure Swifts and two nil vs. Newington. Ciaran Farrell became a Seasiders' "hero" when he bagged a treble against our fierce rivals Ards while the calendar year in the league ended with a scoreless draw at Inver Park but we should've won.

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Whenever the league resumes it'll resume with Bangor Football Club top of the table but only a single point ahead of second placed Limavady United, two points clear of third placed Carrick and just seven points clear of Armagh City who currently occupy fourth position. At the foot of the table, newly-promoted Sport & Leisure prop up the table while another newly-promoted club, Larne, are ninth at the turn of the year.
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Bangor: Preseason round-up 2036/37

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Somehow I've managed to avoid the sack despite a disappointing league campaign last season which seen us finish down in fourth position and not even secure a playoff position and the pressure's on again for the twenty thirty six twenty thirty seven campaign and the board once again expects us to win the league and make our return amongst the Irish League's elite.

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There was squad harmony issues amongst the squad so you can say goodbye to Aaron Devine, Aaron McGuiness, Ronnie Craig, Mervyn Kane and Tim McCaffrey who were all unhappy at the club's failure to get promotion to the Premiership and were released when the contracts expired. Chris Rafferty was a 'big earner' and had to be released, his contract had expired while Paul Clearly (Dollingstown - loan) and Anthony O'Hanlon (Crumlin Star - free) have also left. Six players did join the club though this summer - Kevin Riley (Crumlin Star - free), Eddie Boyle (Albert Foundry - free), Alex O'Callaghan (Derriaghy - free), Tommy McDonagh (unattached), Tony Craig (Kilmore Rec - free) and Ciaran Farrell (Newbuildings - free). I'll be expecting just two of the new signings to be regulars in the first team. Oh and I renewed Gery van den Berg's loan for another season.

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This'll be the squad that will begin my second season at Bangor and around my eleventh overall (counting the previous spell) and it's a much better looking squad if you ignore some of the star ratings, it's a happier squad as all the unhappy players were released. Darren Hagan returned from his loan at Linfield and is no longer unhappy at the club so I could expect him to start on the wing - last season David Louge failed to score a single league goal from the AMC position, I'm hoping Alex O'Callaghan can chip in with a few. As for the lone position up top, I don't know whether to start Tom Worthington, Liam Morgan or Gary Hamilton as it's a tough decision - I don't really want to change the tactic.

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Just seven preseason friendlies were arranged this summer and they produced five wins and two defeats with the defeats coming both at home to Scottish Lowland League side Stirling Albion and Premiership outfit Ballinamallard United, both two one while the club recorded victories against Damolly, Bangor Young Men, Carryduff, Bangor Swifts and Castlewellan.

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It should be out by at least the end of the month.
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Can't believe the success @VP. is having with London City this season.

In all seriousness though @Dan you've done remarkably well with this club especially in the Premier League as I was also certain you would've been a yo-yo club at least for the first few seasons but you've proven me wrong (as seemingly always) and this could be your season to conquer the Premier League. KIU.
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I've been tempted to step down @r96Skinner because it's been a struggle in my first season back but I don't want too, I want to keep on fighting to get this club back in the Premiership. Cheers though, changes need to be made this season.

@Dan in hindsight I should've remained at Dollingstown but you're well aware I would've bottled any chance I had at the title and then probably finished seventh or something.
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Building a Nation: Twenty Years On!

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We're back with our traditional update as it's now been twenty years since this career began (not literally!) and there's been ups and downs, heartbreak and joyness, relegations and promotions and we aren't done yet because I'm still determined to make Northern Ireland the best possibly country in Football Manager 2017. Some major news has come from the Premiership though and that's Cliftonville have lost their professional status this season and have returned to being semi-professional.

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Yet again we're going to begin with the Danske Bank Premiership and in the past decade the top flight of Northern Irish football has risen from eighty fourth to sixty ninth which is remarkable while the Championship has also risen but not as much as the second tier is up seven postitions from two hundred an fifty third to two hundred and forty six but the Premier Intermediate League has slipped down four placed the past decade to three hundred and eighth.

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And now even though they're not overly important we move onto the cup competitions. It begins with the Irish Cup which has went up five places from eighty sixth to eighty first while the League Cup is also up four places to eighty sixth from ninetieth and the Co. Antrim Shield has went from one hundred and seventh to one hundred and first, rising six places. Now onto the Intermediate competitions and the Steel & Sons Cup has slipped down a position from one hundred and fifty ninth to one hundred and sixteth while the Intermediate Cup has also 'deteriorated' in the last decade, going down to one hundred and sixty first and lastly the Mid-Ulster Cup is up six positions to one hundred and second from one hundred and eighth.

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