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Great story mate! Definitly seems to be a common theme with Scottish clubs but thats brilliant! Hopefull you can destroy the old firm in a few years!!
 
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Clyde FC
Season 3 Preview

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Transfers:

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A very busy summer preparing our squad for a higher quality of football. The two most notable names on the incoming list are probably Chris Iwelumo and Ritchie Humphries, who both offer a high quality for the level despite lacking pace. I feel we've found a good blend of youth and experience in the signings and we should be able to stay clear of relegation this season. Here are the players we've brought in...

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Squad:

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The squad is much bigger than last year and hopefully that will help us avoid any major patches of bad form like we experienced last season. Also, like previously mentioned, we've got a nice blend of youth and experience which I believe is essential in the lower leagues. We've still got 3.5k left in our wage budget as well to strengthen our squad if any players become available who can improve our squad!

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Ok, next update will be a mid-season update. Can we adapt to life in League 1 or are we heading straight back down?

 
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Our first victory over an SPL side on this save...

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And our reward for this result is a trip to Celtic Park! Should be great for our finances :D
 
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Good luck Scotty. Your Abertstywyth save last year inspired me to my bangor city save which I had a blast with. As a gers man though I won't be going anyone else in Scotland apart from them.
 
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Clyde FC
Season 3 - Mid-Season Update

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Fixtures:

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A brilliant first half of the season has really fell away over the last 5 games as we've only picked up 2 points from our last 5 games. Still, I shouldn't complain as we are new to the league and we're doing as well as can be expected I suppose. We really need to pick up our form soon or we risk sliding right down the table...

Cup Fixtures:

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Pretty similar to last season, with one big scalp over Kilmarnock and a few disappointing defeats. The away tie against Celtic was brilliant for our finances as it brought us around 250k in gate receipts.

Player of the Update - Chris Iwelumo

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Who would of thought a man who could miss a chance like this would manage 14 goals, 3 assists, 7 MOM's and an average rating of 7.54 in 20 games at the ripe old age of 37. XD All joking aside, he has been far above my expectations and hopefully he will continue the form into the second half of the season...


Player Stats:

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Iwelumo, Watt and Fitzharris are the standout players so far. Also nice to see a defender rating above 7 with David Marsh...

League Table:

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I hate Ayr! Just like last season, they are threatening to run away with the league once again. On the plus side, despite our poor run of form in the past 5 games, we still sit comfortably above Stenhousemuir in 5th place so it looks as though we should be on course for a playoff place. Barring another horrible run of form that is. Where do you guys think we can finish?

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Next update will be an end of season review. Can we manage to obtain consecutive promotions or will we fall apart...
 
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Good updates mate, and making solid progress though i'd be mightily impressed if you catch Ayr now this season.
 
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nice story mate keep it up how have your youth intakes been
 
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nice story mate keep it up how have your youth intakes been
Been pretty poor, although these two featured quite a bit last season when the squad was short...

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They haven't played much this season though since they're not good enough really. Broadhurst has the potential to be a decent SPL midfielder though so I'm hoping to loan him out and see if he improves.
 
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Clyde FC
Season 3 - End of Season Review

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A third successive season with playoffs deciding our fate at the end of the season! Unfortunately, an extra time collapse in the second leg of our semi final against Livingston means we are going to get promoted for a second consecutive season. Next season I really want to win the league and avoid those **** playoffs!

Player of the Season - Chris Iwelumo

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26 goals, 9 assists and 13 MOM's in 42 appearances, the man was a colossus up front for us this season. I'm hoping he can repeat it next season but I'm worried he may not be able to as his stats are starting to decline even further.

Player Stats:

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Martin Woods performed pretty well after coming in on a free midway through the season but my two strikers were our main men and we'll be hoping they can perform as well next season.

League Table:

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If there's one good thing to come out of this season it's that we won't have to play Ayr next season! Also, we managed to pick up more points in League 1 than we did in either season we played in League 2.

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Next update will be a season 4 preview. Can we make a few key additions to push us towards the Scottish Championship?...
 
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Clyde FC
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Pretty happy with the business done this summer again. Wright, Lappin and Dynes are all coming in as first teamers and I think Dynes may be able to hold down a first choice place for years to come, as long as he improves that marking stat! I sold first choice left back Kieran McDonald to Falkirk but managed to include a loan back till the end of next season clause. So, I got 14k for him, his wages off the wage budget and I still have him for 2 season! Anyway... here's the signings...

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Squad:

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I think my squad is probably in better shape than last year so I'm hoping to win the league. Not too confident though as I've really struggled to get a sustained period of good form going on this save yet...

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Next update will be a mid-season update, where do you think we'll be sitting in the table?..

 
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Iwelumo has a special place in my hate filled heart! only a right **** could miss something like that..
 
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Clyde FC
Season 4 - Mid-Season Review

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Fixtures:

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A pretty solid first half of the season marred only by a dodgy little run in the middle of these fixtures. I feel as though we aren't really conceding as many goals and are finding ourselves as being capable of scraping out results in close games. We're even starting to get a bit of luck in some of our matches...

Cup Fixtures:

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Pretty poor in both the Challenge Cup and League Cup, however we've cruised into a 4th round tie away to Motherwell in the Scottish Cup due to a pretty nice draw. I think this is the furthest we've got in the Scottish Cup so far...

Player of the Update - David Marsh

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4 MOM's for the center half and an average rating of 7.24 represents the best season so far for our regular center back. Think he's benefiting from playing alongside more quality defenders and is resulting in a stronger defense.

Player Stats:

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Not many standout players but solid performances all round have been enough for us so far. Oh... and Iwelumo is still banging the goals in!

League Table:

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Averaging over 2 points a game which would have been enough to take the title last season. Unfortunately, this season Dunfermline are flying and so we might have to settle for the playoffs... AGAIN!

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Next update will be an end of season review, can we push Dunfermline for the title or will we have to settle for the playoffs?
 
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Clyde FC
Season 4 Review:

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Well we couldn't win the league but I suppose I'll settle for promotion through the playoffs! We had a pretty awful spell again during the middle of this half of the season but we recovered well enough in time for the playoffs. I thought we had blown our chances in the playoff final when we fell 3 goals behind against Championship Cowdenbeath in the 1st leg but luckily we managed to pull one back and then win the 2nd leg 3-0 to send us up for the second time in 4 seasons!

Player of the Season - Chris Iwelumo

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What a man! 28 goals, 7 assists and 8 MOM's in 40 appearances at the age of 38 was pivotal in our promotion push!

Player Stats:

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This is the last time you'll see a lot of these players as I'm planning on letting a lot of them go on frees over the summer!

League Table:

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We gained 6 more points than last season but finished miles behind runaway leaders Dunfermline, so still no silverware for the 'Bully Wee' yet under my reign.

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Next update will be a season 5 preview, we'll probably be very busy building a side to compete in the Championship...
 
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Think this story is over, keep getting crash dumps when the game tries to progress to the 5th of July. Tried the suggested fixes on the SI forums but can't upload it because my laptop won't let me download the software to do so. The only hope I have is an older save that I have which dates back to March in game. I was really enjoying this save so I'll try that file tomorrow and try my best to replicate what happened the first time I played through the save...

Edit: Yeah, I've tried the other save and it still doesn't work so it looks like this save is over :/
 
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Forget that last post, just hopped on the save and it seems to be working now! Should have the pre-season update up tonight if I don't encounter any more problems :D
 
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Clyde FC
Season 5 Preview

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Lots of transfers both in and out with the majority of our incoming transfers being players over the age of 30 with the experience of playing at a higher level which I think we'll need. The star signing in my opinion is probably Kris Commons who should still be a top player at this level at the age of 33. Also look out for young striker Stuart Gray who'll lead the line for us this season as an advanced forward. Here are all of the incoming signings...

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Squad:

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Think we've got enough quality to avoid relegation but not enough depth in certain positions to make any sort of push for the playoffs...

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Decided to remove a striker and replace with an enganche attacking midfielder to fit in Stephen Dobbie. I'm not the greatest with tactics but I've just built this to try to account for the strengths of the individuals within the squad.

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Next update will be a mid-season update, can we adjust to life in the Championship?

 
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