#FM15: To the Top! 4.6 – Long-term Injuries

Ladies and gents, we’re now into and out of the transfer window, and we’ve got another half-dozen matches to cover and get out of the way before pressing on towards the end of the season. Unfortunately, despite my best intentions coming into the transfer window we made no business. The players that I liked were there, but the deals weren’t, and as I’ve said in the previous posts, we need to be pinching pennies and running a tight ship.

As much as I’d like an improved squad for the second half of the season, I am not willing to take on more expenses before the end of the season if the demands are unreasonably high.Let’s just cover our matches, shall we?

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#FM15: To The Top! 4.4 -The Higher Tempo Way

Welcome back to the blog and the To The Top! series. As you’ll recall from the previous post we departed AFC Bolnore and decided to take over Saint Ives Town FC in the Regional First divisions above the Counties Leagues.

I said in the last update that the team was in an absolute mess and I wanted to set up some goals for the next while in charge of the team and see if we can un-FUBAR this place a bit.

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#FM15: To The Top! 4.3 – The Saints

It’s time for a new blog post to provide an update on the status of my AFC Bolnore save. And, here’s the big news: I’ve made up my mind to depart from AFC Bolnore and advance my career forward without them.

As I said in the last update, I was feeling a burnout with AFC Bolnore, because I didn’t have any short-term challenges to work towards in the decade I’ll have to spend in amateur leagues, and floated the concept of leaving the club and changing the format of this save from taking AFC Bolnore to the top to just advancing my personal career towards the top from the local reputation I had at the start.

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#FM15: To The Top! 4.1 – A Solid Start

Welcome back to the blog, ladies and gentlemen. It’s the first blog post of 2017. Happy New Year. Hopefully it won’t be so crappy as last year, with the deaths of Bowie, Prince, Nancy Reagan, Mohammed Ali, Alan Rickman, Brexit, POTUS, I need to stop, before I depress myself.

Anyway, it’s time for season four! Last season we won Division Nine, and we’ve gotten started on the Division Eight season. Let’s get to the new changes that have gone on behind the scenes and recap the start of the season.

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#FM15: To The Top! 3.4 – Chasing a Third Title

Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the last post of 2016. Hopefully this next year will be an even better year than 2016! To wrap up the year for TMOD blog posts, we’re going to go over the rest of the Division Nine season with AFC Bolnore.

We last left off in a bit of a rocky patch on the last day of December 2016. Our performances were wins for the most part, but injuries at poor times coupled with sub-par performances during those wins and several losses had let me down a bit. I don’t expect my team to win every single match and have numerous consecutive invincible seasons, which seems extraordinarily unreasonable, but I do have a winner’s mentality, and I have a really high expectation for my team. Now, let’s get to business… Did we meet those expectations?

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