Football Manager Unemployment Challenge
HotTakes.Pro is currently playing through an unemployment challenge start on Football Manager 2016. Updates are posted at least twice per season. Part IV is available here and you can find the entire series here.
First half of 2016/2017 season with MBi Llandudno
Third highest salary in the Welsh Premier League this season. Airbus UK, Bangor City, & Llandudno appear to form a “second tier” in the league with notable separation from the rest. TNS is still miles ahead of everyone else with a $787,000 salary this season.
The Welsh Premier League season is 32 matches long, and I’m a lazy math guy so we’ll call this a third of the way through the season. 7 wins, 2 draws, 3 losses with a +7 goal difference for 3rd place overall. Llandudno managed to shit the bed in the cup competitions. No distractions!
First half of 2016/2017 season recap:
16 matches is the halfway point of the Welsh Premier League season. Despite a fantastic start, the club has been struggling since October. Llandudno is currently in 4th place with 7 wins, 5 draws, 4 losses, and a +6 goal difference. TNS is still within reach, but we can’t continue drawing at home and losing on the road.
Despite rating best at passing, the club is really struggling to maintain possession. The crosses that we found so much success with during August & September are no longer finding the net. Also, the team has had a tendency to get down early and spend the match playing from behind.
I just can’t imagine things continuing like this for much longer at Llandudno. The club is spending well beyond its means and is still last in average attendance. If we don’t qualify for Europe this year, the club is going to be a candidate for administration.
Looking ahead to the second half of the 2016/2017 season:
There are certain jobs that I will always jump at, no matter how little of a chance I have of getting it. If Liverpool, Everton, Celtic, Hibernian, or Shamrock Rovers are looking for a manager, I’m going to be there with my C.V. in hand.