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  1. CM 01/02. Original player file. Selected Wolves in the old 1st Division. Everything started well. Finished second and achieved automatic promotion to the Premier League in my first season, despite expectations of simply being a mid-table Championship team. Second season, finished 16th in the Premier League, securing safety with a game or two to spare, which again outstripped the Board’s expectations of simply battling bravely. So far, so good. Third season, finished third in the Premier League and qualified for the Champions League. Again, the expectations were simply to not disgrace the team on the way back down. This is when things changed. The stadium expanded, I made a few too many acquisitions (Saha... I should have known he was always rubbish) and the heady heights of Europe pushed the Board into a different realm and expectations were high. From this point on an ongoing presence in Europe was a must. Near the end of the season I received my death note: “We are worried. Fans are protesting. But you have our total support.” By the end I finished 14th, comfortably avoiding relegation. Unfortunately the players, who for some reason could dominate games in terms of shots on goal but never put the bloody ball in the back of the net, played their hand and the Chair acted: “Players have lost confidence in you. The Chair says goodbye, effective immediately.” It has since been impossible to get another gig, possibly because I created my account with an Australian nationality. Not even the new Conference team accepted my application. It might be time to restart the game, or add a new manager account... Anyway, the take home message is - don’t over-reach and overhaul the squad with too many changes. Also try and avoid Europe for as long as possible, because once the Board gets the taste, they will never go back to life as it was before. TLDR? CM 01/02 is still a fantastic game, even after almost 20 years.
  2. Sorry, duplicate post.
  3. Eh, there’s something about Brattan that I don’t like, but he’s a good player with a winning attitude who would at least be playing for our team if he were to sign. Yeah, he looks like he is constantly whinging, but that can be overlooked if he’s frustrating other teams on our behalf. All that matters to me is that a player is committed when they sign a contract with the team. Whether it’s as a fallback or first choice, I really don’t care, so long as they perform on the pitch. I also don’t buy this concern about an ESFC attitude, because for me that means a desire to win, even if it means annoying other teams and their fans. Our club could use a little of that attitude.
  4. Re. the pitch, hopefully it’s not going to be a long, long time until it’s back to spec. But, at worst, the reputation of the ground as a premier location will still be standing, better than it ever did, after the concert. #itriedtoohard #butillstandbymyeffort
  5. https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-12/afl-denies-crack-down-on-crowd-behaviour/11198746?pfmredir=sm TLDR - AFL fans complaining about football-like treatment of fans in the stands. I actually don’t mind if people are ejected for abusing the officials (even if those comments seem a little soft), but barracking loudly? I guess the powers that be are extending the football treatment to other sports, not relaxing the unnecessarily tight standards at A-League games.
  6. I’m still one of the few people to feel some sympathy for Gallop? He takes hospital pass after hospital pass for the Board, yet more often than not he’s the only one people commenting online want to see fired (as though any other CEO would be different with a Board like the FFA).
  7. Bloody Popovic. Couldn’t stand the idea of a player wanting to test themselves overseas one more time at the expense of ‘his’ club, then Popa pisses off overseas himself, abandoning our club, on the very eve of a season in order to test himself in Europe. Selfish [insert whatever word you as the reader think is is appropriate here]. Edit: I will always be bitter about this!
  8. I’d prefer a sustainable club AND a sustainable league, not a club where the owners piss their money against the wall for the amusement of the hordes in the stands, which would likely see the league go down in flames sooner rather than later, too. Some commitment on the pitch, and some skilled players with the odd foreign surprise packet, and I will be happy with the squad.
  9. What the hell was that from Santalab?!? Sydney FC deserve it after that!
  10. It was a fair call in my mind, the offside call being so close that you couldn’t call it a clear and obvious error. I’d be pissed if it went against the Wanderers or any other teams I support, but it would still be the right call.
  11. Leeds game. It’s a ridiculous pre-season friendly (and one that I won’t attend!), but at the same time the club needs to have a fair chunk of the senior squad settled in order to avoid any more unnecessary embarrassment (some here may not care about the unfavourable headlines, but they will bite).
  12. That was entertaining. Good to see Perth in a grand final once again, and a packed stadium out in the west. On that, what was the final crowd figure?
  13. Bloody hell, I’m sick and tired of these pathetic pissing contests. The stadium wouldn’t have been rebuilt had it not been for all parties establishing the case, even if it may have been more the NRL rather than Parra themselves in the case of rugby league.
  14. On souvenirs, I thought about getting one of the zipper jackets for $50 or $55, but ultimately I decided not to buy one. True story; be sure to tell your kids! On the game, I spent more time on my phone that I usually do when watching games at home, but what I did see (particularly in the second half) wasn’t terrible. It was a shame to see Russell leave the field, but I guess someone had to make way for abridge at some point. Hopefully the coach gets the players he wants for the spine of the team, because not every team is going to throw away a sure goal like the Victory did tonight. Finally, I was happy to hear the announcer make a point about it being Valeri’s last game against the Wanderers/in a regular season A-League. He has been a good player throughout his career, and was quite severely knocked about by his illness, so he deserved a decent sendoff by the almost 8k who turned up to the game.
  15. Only 45 minutes of this bloody season to go... For those at the ground - Tottenham vs West Ham is the early premier league game (kick off at 9.30pm), and it’s being broadcast on the SBS app. Just another option if everything here goes to absolute crap.
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