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Football Manager 2015 Profile:
Full Name: Ryan Peter Skinner
Date of Birth: 13th March 1994
Place of Birth: London, England
Nationality: English
Languages spoken: English, French, Korean, Chinese, Turkish [basic]
Past playing experience: Sunday league footballer
Past playing position: Striker
Coaching qualifications: Continental Pro Licence
Favoured Club: Manchester United
Teams Managed:
24 July 2014–26 August 2017: Yanbian Changbaishan [CHN] (resigned)
03 September 2017–03 January 2018: Peterhead [SCO] (resigned)
18 January 2018–present: Keçiörengücü [TUR]
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Update: Pre-season and September


http://i.imgur.com/19Wza4j.png
Wow, what a start to our 2018/19 season! As you can see from the screenshot above our first month of the season has been fantastic and has far surpassed my expectation I had in June. Still miles to go in the race for promotion with a lot of football to be played but I couldn't be more pleased with our September form.

First of all we had a pretty successful pre-season program, we played a whole host of different opponents from amateur to the top-level and coming away with five victories and two defeats. We kicked things off with a simple friendly against our U21 side in which we ran out 4–0 winners thanks to goals from Umut Sözen, a brace via Mehmet Kurtulmuş and one from the semi-retired Coşkun Yilmaz.

The goals continued to flow in our next friendly with non-league outfit Seker, we again scored four in a 1–4 away win after goals from İbrahim Alagöz, Mehmet Özdiraz, Burak Uça and Kadir Baylan. After that we faced amateur club DHMİ however they proved to be tricky opponents as we won 0–2 after Deniz Perö and Ömer Eren grabbed goals in each half to make it three wins from three win pre-season.

After them fairly simple tests the opponent quality rose formidably, our next two friendlies were against second tier clubs Boluspor and Osmanlıspor. Both of which we drew 1–1 after ninety minutes and had to go to penalties to secure victory, against Boluspor we took a 62mins lead cheers to Osman Aydoğan however the favourites equalised on 77mins due to a Rajko Rotman goal. The tie with Osmanlıspor went a little different after Engin Bekdemir put the visitors in front before young defender Tuna Baran scored late on to give us a well earned draw. Both games went to penalties in which we claimed the win after winning the shoot-outs 18–17 and 5–3 respectively.

To finish pre-season we suffered our first defeats but given the opposition that was to be somewhat expected after I lined up friendlies against arguably the two best teams in Turkey: Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe. Defeat was always on the cards however I wanted us to end with proper tests ahead of the season, despite losing I feel it was a worthwhile exercise. We spiritedly lost 0–3 firstly to Galatasaray after a double from Emre Çolak and one from Bruma. The Fenerbahçe match wasn't even close, we were completely outclassed by six goals to one; Okay Yokuşlu, Emrah Başsan, an Tolgahan Erbay o.g., Süleyman Koç and a brace via Emmanuel Emenike put Fenerbahçe gave them a commanding victory, Deniz Perö got our only goal at 0–5.

So into the nitty-gritty stuff, our first league match of the season came against recently relegated Gaziantepspor away from home. A tricky looking fixture but to my surprise we eased to 1–3 win, İbrahim Alagöz got one while Mehmet Özdiraz grabbed two towards the end; Furkan Narin got a consolation for the hosts at 0–3. A brilliant way to start 2018/19!

We followed that with an even more sensational victory after we dismantled Ofspor at home, recording a stunning 6–0 win. What made this one even more incredible was all six goals were scored in the first-half, adding to the fact that Deniz Perö scored four! İbrahim Alagöz and Ömer Eren also scored. I was shocked, a truly great win!

In our only blip of the competitive season so far, we drew our next match 4–4 away at İnegölspor despite being 0–3 and 2–4 to the good at certain points. An Übeyd Adiyaman o.g. coupled with goals from İbrahim Alagöz and a penalty from Özkan Serbest put us 0–3 up at half-time. However, due to my error in the half-time team talk where I asked the lads to avoid complacency we went on to collapse as we first conceded two through Marc Mbamba and Ömürcan Yildirimli to make it 2–3 but regained a comfortable lead after Umut Sözen put us 2–4 ahead but then the horror show started as we conceded on 79mins and 85mins to Batuhan Karadeniz. Highly frustrating.

I feared the wheels would fall off after that as a few of the players spoke out about my half-time team talk during the 4–4 draw, however to the players' credit we went on to win our next four games in all competitions. First of all we won 3–2 at home to Yeni Malatyaspor despite suffering another collapse after going 2–0 up via Mehmet Kurtulmuş and İbrahim Alagöz before ten man Yeni fought back to 2–2 after two absolute stunners from Bertul Kocabaş, to make matters worse we ourselves had a man sent off nine minutes from full-time through Ömer Eren. Luckily Mehmet Özdiraz popped up with an 88th minute winner to give us a huge three points.

Next up we had a first versus second clash as we faced top of the table Altay away from home, we came away with an unexpected 1–2 victory. In a tight affair we took the lead thanks to Mehmet Kurtrulmuş on 63mins, thirteen minutes later Altay levelled after Hüseyin Bağ got a lucky deflected goal but again we showed resilience as that man again İbrahim Alagöz scored two minutes after Bağ's goal to win us the points!

Our first cup excursion with Keçiörengücü followed as made the trip to fellow third tier outfit Alanyaspor, going into this one I couldn't care less with the cup and as such played a weaker team making five changes from the Altay win as it was a midweek fixture. To my surprise the lads pulled through and grabbed a lovely 1–2 win and that's despite going one nil down early on through Ahmet Dereli, İbrahim Alagöz and Ömer Bozan got our goals to secure the win; the home side went down to ten men on 89mins.

In our final match of September we carried on our brilliant league form with a solid 4–2 home win against Diyarbakır Bld., we went 0–1 down after Mert Özkaptan put them ahead before Deniz Perö and Mehmet Kurtulmuş put us into the lead going into half-time. The second half started horribly as Diyarbakır equalised via Mümin Aysever, with fifteen minutes left it was still close at 2–2 but our killer streak showed once more as goals from, yep you guessed it, İbrahim Alagöz and Mehmet Özdiraz. Alagöz is on fire!

http://i.imgur.com/cIEpr43.png
All that places us in an impressive first place after the first six matches, an amazing beginning. My hope now is to push on and hopefully secure a top five finish and at least reach the play-offs, that's a bold statement as there are multiple games remaining and trouble will no doubt arise at some point but we're looking good!

Again, thanks for reading!
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Football Manager 2015 Profile:
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Date of Birth: 13th March 1994
Place of Birth: London, England
Nationality: English
Languages spoken: English, French, Korean, Chinese
Past playing experience: Sunday league footballer
Past playing position: Striker
Coaching qualifications: Continental Pro Licence
Favoured Club: Manchester United
Teams Managed:
24 July 2014–26 August 2017: Yanbian Changbaishan [CHN] (resigned)
03 September 2017–03 January 2018: Peterhead [SCO] (resigned)
18 January 2018–present: Keçiörengücü [TUR]
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Update: Season end at Keçiörengücü


I have ended my first half season at Turkish side Keçiörengücü and it's gone pretty well, as we joined half way through the league campaign we were only in charge of fifteen matches and of those fifteen we only tasted defeated three times, despite that we only won four times as we drew the other eight. However, although we did draw too many games it's encouraging to see us only lose three games. We finished the season in ninth, a welcome position for the board who wanted a respectable league position which we achieved. Next season I hope we can kick on from here, play-offs are the goal; we were only seven points off them this season.

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Following on from my last blog update regarding our first five in charge, our next match was against Gaziosmanpaşaspor at home where we drew 1–1, Deniz Perö grabbed our goal on 23mins before Erman Erten equalised for the away side on 38mins. After that we claimed our second win with Keçiörengücü as we cruised past Hacettepe 1–3 away from home, Deniz Perö scored all three goals to earn himself a hat-trick and four goals in two matches; Yaşar Kaya got the hosts goal to make it 1–1.

The goals continued to flow in our next match against Menemen Belediyespor where we drew 3–3, the second six-goal thriller we've had since arriving in Turkey. Frustratingly we were 2–0 up on 25mins after Tolgahan Erbay and Deniz Perö scored but Menemen found a way back as they clawed it back to 2–2 after a brace from Cihat Kaya, Deniz Perö did regain our lead to make it 3–2 on 68mins however Yilmaz Özeren earned the visitors a draw fourteen minutes from full-time.

After four games without defeat we then went three games without a win, firstly we lost 2–0 away to Kartal after goals from Ali Özturk and the well known Turkish forward Colin Kazim Richards condemned us to defeat. We followed that with a poor 1–1 home draw to Pendik, Doğan Karakuş put the away side ahead before we received a penalty just two minutes later which Mehmet Kurtulmuş coolly slotted home. That was followed by probably our worst game since I took over, a terrible 4–2 away defeat to Yeni Malatyaspor. Bertul Kocabaş, Fatih Üge, Murat Akçay and Umutcan Gülmez got the goals for Yeni while İbrahim Alagöz, on his season debut, and Ömer Eren got consolations for us at 2–0 and 4–1.

At this point the play-offs were out of sight, so we were just playing for pride in our final four games of the season. In those final four we achieved two wins and two draws, not too bad. It started with a 2–1 home victory over Eyüpspor, İbrahim Alagöz carried on from where he left off against Yeni with another goal here on 19mins; played two, scored two for the twenty-seven year old. Osman Aydoğan doubled our lead on 86mins with a smart goal and lucky so he did as Yahya Alpaslan scored on 88mins for the visitors to make it a tense finale however thankfully we held onto the three points.

Next we had back-to-back 1–1 draws, first of all away to Gölbaşıspor where İbrahim Alagöz scored again before Ünal Noyan got the hosts' equaliser on 80mins. The other 1–1 was at home to Turgutluspor, Hakan Çinemre put the away side ahead on 65mins before Kadir Baylan levelled for us late on at 87mins.

We ended the season away to Ofspor, things looked to be ending disappointingly as Ofspor raced into a first-half 2–0 lead through Yusuf Yağmur and Taner Maden. However, we produced a stunning three goal comeback after goals from Tolgahan Erbay, an Celal Çırpanlı own-goal and an 89th minute winner from Ömer Bozan to end on a high. Delightful way to end a decent half season with Keçiörengücü.

http://i.imgur.com/iIYy4l0.png
After those results we finished ninth, only seven points of the play-offs. We could've made it if we had won more of the games that we drew but I'm content, we have a good squad and with some minor improvements we should be in for a good season in 2018/19; hopefully anyway!

Thanks for reading!
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Date of Birth: 13th March 1994
Place of Birth: London, England
Nationality: English
Languages spoken: English, French, Korean, Chinese
Past playing experience: Sunday league footballer
Past playing position: Striker
Coaching qualifications: Continental Pro Licence
Favoured Club: Manchester United
Teams Managed:
24 July 2014–26 August 2017: Yanbian Changbaishan [CHN] (resigned)
03 September 2017–03 January 2018: Peterhead [SCO] (resigned)
18 January 2018–present: Keçiörengücü [TUR]
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Update: Keçiörengücü arrival

http://i.imgur.com/wZ2aaka.png

Fifteen days after resigning as manager of Scottish League One side Peterhead, I made a return to management with Turkish TFF Second League outfit Keçiörengücü. Keçiörengücü sat eighth at the time of me taking over at the club, with them being just three points off the play-off positions [2nd-5th].

I actually had the opportunity to take over one of three clubs: Keçiörengücü of Turkey, Whitehawk of England or Notodden of Norway. I chose the Turks just because they had better budgets and that their media prediction was sixth. With nineteen games played and fifteen games remaining I felt we'll have a real good chance of challenging for promotion, if not this season then hopefully next.


http://i.imgur.com/WltRMUl.png
Opening five matches with Keçiörengücü have been encouraging, as of right now our record with the club is: P5 W1 D3 L1. We started with an acid test as we faced top of the table 1461 Trabzon away from home, it went pretty well in the end as we secured a good point with a 1–1 draw. Ömer Bozan put us ahead of 73mins before we conceded the equaliser two minutes later through Yasin Elmas. Disappointing to concede so soon but I'll take the point.

Next up we faced Ümraniyespor and again drew 1–1 but in complete opposite circumstances to the 1461 Trabzon match, Enes Vuran put the visitors ahead before Umut Sözen got one back to earn us a point. We followed up the Ümraniyespor draw with our first win in charge of Keçiörengücü against second place Tokatspor in impressive fashion, goals from Tuna Baran, Umut Sözen and Kadir Baylan secured us an excellent 0–3 away win.

We suffered our first defeat next with an odd 3–5 loss to Altay, Onur Türk put Altay 0–1 up before Umut Sözen levelled for us but from then on it went crazy. Altay went from 1–1 to 1–4 in the space twenty minutes as Sabahattin Aslankeser, Mert Erdoğan and Kerem Bülbül grabbed goals on 41mins, 43mins and 61mins respectively, I thought the game was over there and then however two goals in five minutes from Coşkun Yilmaz and Mehmet Kurtulmuş brought us back to within one of Altay at 3–4 but it wasn't to be as Kerem Bülbül grabbed his second for Altay to make it 3–5. So close!

In the last of our opening five matches, we disappointingly drew 3–3 with Fatih Karagümrük despite leading 1–3 on 60 mins. Mehmet Özdiraz put us 0–1 to the good on 10mins until Ferhat Gündüz drew Fatih Karagümrük level on 17mins, Mehmet Özdiraz restored our lead on 29mins with a neat finish then Tolgahan Erbay looked to have won all three points for us on 60mins. However, a second for Ferhat Gündüz and one for Abdullah Balikuv dragged Fatih Karagümrük back to 3–3. Frustrating!

http://i.imgur.com/cDVRgij.png
After all of that we remain eighth and are now six points off the play-offs. Still a long way to go but I'm hopeful we can sneak into the top five before the end of the season although that would be a luxery as next season is the real deal for us. Liking the feel of these club already, hopefully our decent form continues.


Thanks for reading!


PS. I would edit my frontpage for this blog however when I try to change it from "Currently unemployed" to Keçiörengücü in Turkey it comes up with the following: "Whoops, looks like something went wrong." With other leagues it works but not in Turkey it seems. Strange!"
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Wow horrible month, hopefully you turn thing s around!!

Thanks Dan, appreciate your comments! Sadly it wasn't to be though.

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Football Manager 2015 Profile:
Full Name Ryan Peter Skinner
Date of Birth 13th March 1994
Place of Birth London, England
Nationality English
Languages spoken English, French, Korean, Chinese
Past playing experience Sunday league footballer
Past playing position Striker
Coaching qualifications Continental Pro Licence
Favoured Club Manchester United
Teams Managed:
24/07/14–26/08/17 Yanbian Changbaishan [CHN] (resigned)
03/09/17–03/01/18 Peterhead [SCO] (resigned)
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Update: December/early January form and Peterhead departure


http://i.imgur.com/3QfCtV5.png
The horrendous form continued throughout December and into the very early stages of January, there was just no stopping the slump we were in. Some of the defeats were just pure embarrassments at times, especially with some of the goals we conceded; never seen anything like it. When I joined Peterhead I most definitely overestimated the Peterhead squad, no wonder they were struggling before I took over.

Since my last update, we played six matches across the Christmas period and received a grand total of zero points for our 'efforts', including some shocking results. Firstly we faced Ayr United at Balmoor Stadium, we lost 0–2 after goals from Dale Shirkie and Cameron Wilson. OK performance but again nothing to show for it; a recurring theme throughout my tenure at Peterhead.

After that we faced Greenock Morton where we lost 3–1 away from home despite taking a 0–1 lead on 60mins via Rory McAllister. Like many of our games when we scored or been ahead we've conceded so quickly and that was no different here, after McAllister's goal we conceded the equaliser in a, quite frankly, impressive 37 seconds through Stephen McGinn who then grabbed another on 72mins. Alex Harris finished us off on 80mins to make it 3–1.

Seven days later we suffered another 3–1 away defeat, this time to Stirling Albion. Goals from Sandy Cunningham, Chris Blackett and a Dale Fulton penalty put Stirling 3–0 up, Rory McAllister grabbed another late consolation for us on 89mins which meant nothing. After that is when the real trouble started, with three games in eight days it was always going to be tricky however what followed was pure shambles.

All started on Boxing Day 2017 when we traveled to Clyde and lost 5–0, Fraser Murdoch grabbed a twenty-four minute first-half hat-trick before Jordan Sinclair and Patrick Slattery got goals themselves to condemn us to more misery. Our next match actually didn't go too badly as we welcomed second place Cowdenbeath to our stadium and only lost 0–1 due to a 87th minute goal from Kieran Tierney, a real kick in the teeth after our best performance of the season.

Things quickly went from bad to horrific when we faced an equally struggling and second bottom side in Arbroath. To put it straight, we lost 6–2; yes that's right 6–2. Arbroath raced into a two goal lead after goals from Kieran MacDonald and Darren Lavery, we got one back thanks to Paul Simpson on 45mins before Jamie Montgomery put Arbroath 3–1 up on 68mins. Kai Wilson then put Arbroath 4–1 up before Darren Lavery made it five after scoring a penalty. Paul Simpson got another goal for us to make it 5–2 however that was in vein as a Reece Donaldson own-goal made it six. Horrendous scenes.


http://i.imgur.com/Lo2bHZ2.png
All of that left us bottom of the table six points from Arbroath and a terrible fourteen points off safety in Stirling Albion. There's no coming back from that.


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Before the defeats to Clyde and Arbroath I was feeling confident I could turn it around with the January transfer window coming up around the corner however those two aforementioned losses were the final straw for me, they were a lost cause so I decided enough was enough and resigned as Peterhead manager straight after the Arbroath match.

Disappointing spell with Peterhead, probably the worst stint as a manager on Football Manager I've ever experienced. No question FM15 is much more difficult this year however I have no issues with the game itself, I just overestimated the squad that Peterhead had and just couldn't turn them around.

Hey-ho, move on! Onto the next job I guess, wherever that may be.


Thanks for reading!


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Past playing experience Sunday league footballer
Past playing position Striker
Coaching qualifications Continental Pro Licence
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Update: October/November

http://i.imgur.com/klYrVfV.png
Well, that image speaks for itself really doesn't it? An awful late October/November run of form with just one point to show for it, that one point was from the match I alluded to in my last update against Arbroath which ended in a fair 2–2 draw; a point that doesn't really help either side.

Rory McAllister put us 1–0 up on 26mins but that lead only lasted a matter of three mere minutes as Jamie Montgomery equalised for the bottom club on 29 mins. It stayed at 1–1 until 68mins when Kyle Hughes put Arbroath into a 1–2 lead before that man McAllister scored his second of the game on 81mins to earn us a 2–2 well earned, but disappointing, draw.

That was as good as it got for the rest of October and November as we followed that draw with four straight defeats against Forfar Athletic, Greenock Morton[cup], Dumbarton and East Fife, three of those sides [Forfar, Morton and East Fife] are now the top three in the league so I suppose those games were always going to be difficult.

Our performances actually haven't been too bad, as you can see in the results we ran the aforementioned clubs very close but we just couldn't keep them from scoring. The match against Forfar was infuriating in all honesty, after 20mins we were 0–2 up thanks to a double from youngster Russell Cooper and even at half time we were still two goals to the good. However, after half time is when it really went wrong. We conceded two cheap, quick goals on 47mins and 48mins via Sam Kelly and Dale Hilson which really set the tone for the second half where Kelly got his second to condemn us to a 3–2 defeat.

The next game was against Morton in the Scottish Cup Third Round, this match was just a waste of time in truth as the cup competitions don't interested one bit at the moment. Anyway, we ran Morton close but lost 1–2 to the then league leaders after Dylan Dykes and Calvin Miller scored on 26mins and 29mins respectively. Left-back Steven Noble grabbed our goal on 78mins.

One for the neutrals next, a frustrating 3–4 home defeat to Dumbarton. Russell Cooper, the only positive of my tenure so far, grabbed two more goals to put us into a 2–1 lead after Duncan Cormack had put Dumbarton ahead. We then conceded the dreaded goal before half time on 45+1mins to go into the break 2–2. Seven minutes after HT Cormack scored again to make it 2–3 Dumbarton and then grabbed his hat-trick on 80mins to settle the game and give Dumbarton the points, McAllister scored a late consolation on 88mins which was far too late.

Lastly, we narrowly lost away to the most recent league leaders East Fife 1–0 after Nathan Austin won his side the points just after half time. Encouraging performance though, had a few chances which we just couldn't convert.

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The league table isn't looking pretty, thirteen games played and we still sit second bottom but are now seven points adrift of eighth place Clyde. As I said, performances themselves have been decent however they mean nothing if we don't starting get points of board which we must start doing quickly. As weird as it sounds, I'm actually still enjoying the save. In past times I'd probably have walked away from it by now but I'm feeling good, just hope we can turn it around! Still ages left, plenty of times to do so.

http://i.imgur.com/sMO0XE9.png
Thankfully, the board are still backing me. They don't seem worried at all just yet, rightly so as we do have a load of football still to be played. Roll on the January transfer window in a month's time, this squad definitely needs strengthening.

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Special shout to Russell Cooper, considering how bad we've been result-wise he's been very good. Six goals in six games, all since I arrived and promoted him from our U20s. Very impressed with this kid, as I mentioned earlier he's our shining star in this poor run of form. Just need to make his goals mean something!


As always, thanks to you for reading!


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Date of Birth 13th March 1994
Place of Birth London, England
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Languages spoken English, French, Korean, Chinese
Past playing experience Sunday league footballer
Past playing position Striker
Coaching qualifications Continental Pro Licence
Favoured Club Manchester United
Teams Managed:
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Update: Big Match Against Arbroath

Five games into my spell at Peterhead and it's going so-so, of five we've only managed one win coupled together with two draws and two defeats. That one victory was a much needed first win for me as boss but also as the club's first win of the season against Clyde, with Russell Cooper scoring the winner. Cooper being an 18 year old striker I promoted from the U20s due to injuries, he's paid me back fantastically by also scoring in the 2–4 defeat to Greenock Morton; he's since earned himself a starting berth.
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After those results, we are still sitting second bottom in ninth and also in the relegation zone. It's still early days but we must start accumulating victories as soon as possible, starting with our next match: Arboath at home on the 21st October 2017! Our visitors currently sit bottom of the league in tenth with just four points after nine games, however they're coming off an impressive 5–0 home win against eighth place Ayr United.
http://i.imgur.com/liQtvDu.png

A must win, for sure!

Thanks to you for reading!
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Yes, seems it's a popular type of career! Really enjoy doing it myself even if the actual success is a long time incoming, makes you feel even better when that times comes.

I've noticed you're "Dans Journey Around The World" blog around before, you've got a very interesting save there! You've had some good success, especially in Hungary! Good to see you're doing very well at your current club, Blackpool, too!
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Football Manager 2015 Profile:
Full Name: Ryan Peter Skinner
Date of Birth: 13th March 1994
Place of Birth London, England
Nationality English
Languages spoken English, French, Korean, Chinese
Past playing experience Sunday league footballer
Past playing position Striker
Coaching qualifications Continental Pro Licence
Favoured Club Manchester United
Teams Managed:
24/07/14–26/08/17 Yanbian Changbaishan [CHN] (resigned)
03/09/17–present Peterhead [SCO]
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Update: Joining Peterhead in Scotland

So, I'm back on British shores after a spell in China PR with Yanbian and I'm now managing Scottish League One side Peterhead. I've taken over the club who are second bottom of the league after just four games.

The squad is in OK shape, could be better but could be worse of course. We have a load of young players, including both my goalkeepers who are under-17 which isn't ideal but I have the faith!
http://i.imgur.com/3sSrmIt.png

This is my current tactic I'm leading with, however this will pretty much 99% change throughout the season due to injuries/loss of form etc. http://i.imgur.com/E48HYl2.png

That's pretty much all for now, as I said I've only just taken over at the club. However, there's one last thing I'd like to share. At the end of every season I like checking out the rest of the world's leagues to see how clubs are getting on, who wins the competitions and things like transfers. Well, as I'm now managing in Scotland I thought it would be good to share the interesting situation the Scottish Premiership is experiencing.

Firstly, Rangers are back in the top flight after their demise down the leagues; as you'd expect.
http://i.imgur.com/SgQURY1.png

However, more interestingly Celtic haven't won the Scottish Premiership for the last two seasons; even with Rangers being absent. The two reigning champions of Scotland are Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Dundee United, quite incredible! In 2015/16 Celtic didn't even finish in the top three!
http://i.imgur.com/KjKsG7i.png

Anyway, thanks for reading!

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Welcome!

I'm currently in the 2017/18 season of my Journeyman save, my first proper Football Manager 2015 save. Well, my third overall although the other two saves were during the beta while I was waiting for the game to be released, those were: A normal save with Manchester United and a 'The Saviour Cometh' Challenge with Hertha BSC.

I'm starting this blog with Scottish League One side Peterhead in 2017/18, I spent the previous four years [or so] at Chinese National First Division [China PR's second tier] side Yanbian Changbaishan but left the Yanji club in August 2017 after a board disagreement regarding results. I'll be talking about the future here, however I have documented my past four years [or so] at Yanbian via Twitter so check it out if you so desire.

Twitter links for saves [all tweets are linked together so just scroll down!]:
Manchester United beta save.
Hertha BSC 'The Saviour Cometh' Challenge beta save.
Current Journeyman save.

Thanks for reading!
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