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Football Manager 2016 – Unemployment Challenge – Part V


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.

We are also profiling European football clubs, especially smaller less known clubs.  Here are our profiles of Welsh Premier League sides Llandudno FC & TNS.

First half of 2016/2017 season with MBi Llandudno

The first match of the 2016/2017 season was a 1-0 victory over Newtown AFC.


Llandudno started the season with theWord Cup first & second round victories and an undefeated first four league matches.


football-manager-unemployment-challenge-salary-rankingThird 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.


football-manager-unemployment-challenge-winning-streakCarrying those three wins from the end of the 2015/2016 season, we had a nine match unbeaten run to start the season.


After getting absolutely shafted for the August manager of the month award, we brought it home in September.


football-manager-unemployment-challenge-12-match-updateThe 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!


football-manager-unemployment-challenge-slump-halfwayThe good times just couldn’t keep rolling.  Twelve matches into the season, and Llandudno is experiencing a five match slump.


First half of 2016/2017 season recap:


football-manager-unemployment-challenge-halfway-update16 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.


football-manager-unemployment-challenge-halfway-team-reportDespite 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.


football-manager-unemployment-challege-manager-halfwayThis midseason peak at our manager is split into four images.  As you can see, not a ton of progress attributes-wise.  71 total matches: 27 wins, 22 draws, and 22 losses with a +7 goal difference.

football-manager-unemployment-challenge-manager-halfway-2Llandudno has not been able to afford sending us off for badges.  Our manager’s reputation is unsurprisingly stagnant.



football-manager-unemployment-challenge-finance-update-halfwayI 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:

football-manager-unemployment-challenge-shamrock-rovers-job-applicationThere 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.




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