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Monday, August 22, 2016
07:09 PM - August 22, 2016. Written by Tmizzle
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians
Aug 3, 2016123456789RHE
Minnesota (65-42)002020000470
Cleveland (58-48)000110000240
W: Santana (W, 11-4) L: Kluber (L, 12-5) S: Perkins (S, 34)
Minnesota Twins
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Buxton, CF4222010.308
Dozier, 2B4022011.268
Mauer, 1B4000000.283
Sano, DH3010110.276
Arcia, LF4000010.246
Souza Jr., (RF3000000.265
Miller, 3B3110021.234
Castillo, C3000010.213
Polanco, SS3110001.218
BATTING:
HR: Buxton (19)
RBI: Dozier 2 (26), Buxton 2 (43)
GIDP: Souza Jr., Arcia
BASERUNNING:
SB: Polanco (2)
CS: Dozier (1)
Cleveland Indians
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Lindor, SS4000000.241
Almonte, CF4110010.344
Brantley, LF4011010.318
Kipnis, 2B4000040.319
Gomes, C3000010.223
Santana, 1B3000010.288
Uribe, 3B3000010.259
Byrd, RF3111021.254
Ramirez, DH3010010.318
BATTING:
2B: Ramirez (14), Brantley (24)
HR: Byrd (12)
RBI: Brantley (49), Byrd (46)
Minnesota Twins
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 11-4)74220812.97
Jepsen (H, 14)10000201.53
Perkins (S, 34)10000201.34
Cleveland Indians
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kluber (L, 12-5)67441513.12
Hunter30000202.19
Dynasty: Tmizzle
04:36 PM - August 22, 2016. Written by Tmizzle
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians
Aug 2, 2016123456789RHE
Minnesota (64-42)2100003017131
Cleveland (58-47)000000000072
W: Hughes (W, 15-3) L: Tomlin (L, 8-9)
Minnesota Twins
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Buxton, CF5130000.306
Dozier, 2B5123001.263
Mauer, 1B5020000.285
Sano, DH4110110.275
Santana, RF5011000.291
Miller, 3B4110000.233
Arcia, LF4112001.250
Castillo, C4000010.215
Polanco, SS4221001.217
BATTING:
3B: Sano (2)
HR: Polanco (9), Arcia (18), Dozier (17)
RBI: Santana (19), Polanco (24), Arcia 2 (30), Dozier 3 (24)
GIDP: Santana
BASERUNNING:
SB: Polanco (1), Buxton 2 (19)
CS: Buxton (12)
FIELDING:
E: Dozier (2)
Cleveland Indians
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Lindor, SS4010010.244
Davis, RF4000020.236
Brantley, LF4000020.319
Kipnis, 2B4000000.323
Santana, 1B4010000.291
Uribe, 3B4000000.261
Almonte, CF3010010.357
Perez, C3010010.329
Ramirez, DH3030000.318
BATTING:
2B: Ramirez (13)
GIDP: Perez
BASERUNNING:
CS: Lindor (3)
FIELDING:
E: Tomlin (2), Uribe (3)
Minnesota Twins
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hughes (W, 15-3)97000701.97
Cleveland Indians
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tomlin (L, 8-9)5.15320114.94
Crockett0.20001004.07
Manship14330014.22
Otero1.14110015.94
McAllister0.20000101.86
Dynasty: Tmizzle
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians
Aug 1, 2016123456789RHE
Minnesota (63-42)102000000380
Cleveland (58-46)00030102X670
W: Bauer (W, 7-6) L: Berrios (L, 11-6) S: Allen (S, 33)
Minnesota Twins
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Santana, CF3110000.293
Dozier, 2B4111001.259
Mauer, 1B4021000.284
Sano, 3B2100210.276
Park, DH4011010.231
Souza Jr., RF4000010.267
Arcia, LF4030000.250
Murphy, C4000000.216
Miller, SS4000010.232
BATTING:
2B: Santana (15), Mauer (30), Arcia (11), Park (15)
HR: Dozier (16)
RBI: Mauer (52), Dozier (21), Park (56)
HBP: Santana
GIDP: Murphy
Cleveland Indians
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Lindor, SS4000000.244
Almonte, CF4112011.360
Brantley, LF4111001.322
Kipnis, 2B4120010.326
Gomes, C4110030.225
Santana, 1B2113101.291
Uribe, 3B3000000.264
Byrd, RF3000020.254
Ramirez, DH3110000.303
BATTING:
2B: Kipnis (21)
HR: Santana (21), Almonte (1), Brantley (9)
RBI: Santana 3 (59), Almonte 2 (6), Brantley (48)
Minnesota Twins
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Berrios (L, 11-6)7.16661633.11
Dull0.21000100.00
Cleveland Indians
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bauer (W, 7-6)77332315.20
Shaw (H, 9)10000106.75
Allen (S, 33)11000003.13
Dynasty: Tmizzle
12:55 PM - August 22, 2016. Written by Tmizzle
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Reports are coming out of Twins camp that Pat dean has been optioned to Triple-A and taking his spot on the roster is reliever Ryan Dull. Dull was claimed by the twins last month when the Atheltics DFA. Dull has pitched to a 2.48 ERA since joining the twins Triple-A Affiliate.
Dynasty: Tmizzle
Sunday, August 21, 2016
06:36 PM - August 21, 2016. Written by Tmizzle
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins
Jul 30, 2016123456789RHE
Chicago (54-52)010001001380
Minnesota (63-41)011000000271
W: Putnam (W, 3-0) L: Tonkin (L, 1-1) S: Robertson (S, 33)
Chicago White Sox
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Buxton, CF4010000.302
Dozier, 2B4010010.260
Mauer, 1B4011000.282
Sano, 3B4110010.277
Park, DH4000020.231
Souza Jr., RF4000020.271
Santana, LF3011020.292
Castillo, C3010000.218
Polanco, SS3110000.211
BATTING:
2B: Sano (14)
RBI: Santana (18), Mauer (51)
GIDP: Sano
FIELDING:
E: Castillo (2)
Minnesota Twins
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Eaton, RF5010000.292
Jackson, CF4000110.258
Abreu, 1B4110000.297
Frazier, 3B4010000.260
Navarro, C3110100.285
Lawrie, 2B4011010.245
Garcia, DH3110100.232
Cabrera, LF4022010.271
Rollins, SS4000000.220
BATTING:
2B: Garcia (18)
RBI: Cabrera 2 (58), Lawrie (48)
BASERUNNING:
SB: Eaton (10)
Chicago White Sox
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santiago 66222105.20
Tonkin (L, 1-1)32110202.41
Minnesota Twins
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sale76220702.68
Putnam (W, 3-0)11000002.82
Robertson (S, 33)10000103.18
Dynasty: Tmizzle
02:25 PM - August 21, 2016. Written by Tmizzle
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins
Jul 30, 2016123456789RHE
Chicago (53-52)2001002005120
Minnesota (63-40)000004000480
W: Duke (W, 1-1) L: Kintzler (L, 2-2) S: Robertson (S, 32)
Chicago White Sox
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Buxton, CF5120010.303
Dozier, 2B4001000.260
Mauer, 1B4122000.282
Sano, 3B4010010.277
Park, DH2000220.234
Souza Jr., RF4011010.274
Arcia, LF3010100.242
Murphy, C4110000.220
Miller, SS3100100.235
BATTING:
2B: Mauer (29), Arcia (10), Buxton (22)
RBI: Mauer 2 (50), Souza Jr. (40), Dozier (20)
SF: Dozier
GIDP: Arcia
FIELDING:
PB: Murphy (2)
Minnesota Twins
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Eaton, RF5230000.293
Cabrera, LF4121110.269
Abreu, 1B5031000.297
Frazier, 3B4000020.260
Navarro, C4121000.285
Lawrie, 2B4000000.245
Garcia, DH4010000.231
Rollins, SS3001100.222
Jackson, CF4110020.261
BATTING:
2B: Cabrera (33), Abreu (30), Navarro 2 (16)
RBI: Cabrera (56), Abreu (59), Rollins (19), Navarro (41)
GIDP: Jackson
Chicago White Sox
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gibson68331304.62
Kintzler (L, 2-2)13220102.28
Dean21001102.65
PITCHING:
WP: Kintzler (1)
Minnesota Twins
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gonzales5.25443403.80
Duke (W, 1-1)1.10001002.74
Jones02000005.00
Ynoa (H, 1)10000103.00
Robertson (S, 32)11000003.26
PITCHING:
WP: Duke (3)
Dynasty: Tmizzle
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins
Jul 29, 2016123456789RHE
Chicago (52-52)2000121006100
Minnesota (63-39)00212021X8150
W: Venters (W, 3-2) L: Albers (L, 2-4) S: Perkins (S, 33)
Chicago White Sox
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Buxton, CF5110000.301
Dozier, 2B4010000.266
Mauer, 1B4121001.280
Sano, 3B4242001.278
Park, DH4112011.235
Souza Jr., RF4111001.274
Arcia, LF4020000.241
Castillo, C4010000.216
Miller, SS4221011.238
BATTING:
2B: Sano 2 (13), Miller (13)
HR: Mauer (14), Sano (42), Souza Jr., (19), Miller (10), Park (28)
RBI: Mauer (48), Sano 2 (82), Souza Jr. (39), Miller (36), Park 2 (55)
GIDP: Mauer, Castillo
Minnesota Twins
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Eaton, RF5020000.290
Cabrera, LF5111001.266
Abreu, 1B4110000.294
Frazier, 3B4112001.263
Navarro, C4110010.282
Lawrie, 2B3120100.247
Garcia, DH4012000.231
Rollins, SS3000010.224
Jackson, CF4111001.261
BATTING:
2B: Abreu (29), Garcia (17)
HR: Cabrera (11), Frazier (27), Jackson (14)
RBI: Cabrera (55), Frazier 2 (77), Garcia 2 (40), Jackson (48)
HBP: Rollins
GIDP: Cabrera
Chicago White Sox
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana 68551222.99
Venters (W, 3-2)11110013.80
Pressly (H, 7)11000002.09
Perkins (S, 33)10000001.37
Minnesota Twins
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Latos510550133.73
Putnam12000102.87
Albers (L, 2-4)0.22220013.52
Jones1.11110015.00
Dynasty: Tmizzle
Saturday, August 20, 2016
01:18 PM - August 20, 2016. Written by Tmizzle
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Just last night the Minnesota Twins acquired a new starting catcher in Wellington Castillo. Well early this morning the Twins dealt veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki to the Tampa bay Rays for Utility man Brad Miller. Brad Miller could platoon with Jorge Polanco at SS and brings versatility as he can play all of the infield.
Dynasty: Tmizzle
12:58 PM - August 20, 2016. Written by Tmizzle
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The Minnesota Twins have come to terms with the Arizona Diamondbacks to trade pitching prospect Fernando Romero and SS prospect Wander Javier for Catcher Wellington Castillo. Castillo coming to the Twins may end the Kurt Suzuki era as his name has surfaced in trade rumors.
Dynasty: Tmizzle
08:48 AM - August 20, 2016. Written by koszak27
September 1st, 2018

- Exeter, UK

Exeter City finished their first season in the FL championship in 19th place, only 12 points from relegation back down to League 1. At times, the team looked lost, ineffective and lacking composure. They started the season with losses in their first four league games and spent August and September in the relegation zone. By January 1st, the Grecians had improved slightly into 19th position and the sales of midfielders Zach Pfeffer and Ryan Ledson had left the transfer budget overflowing with cash. The team was poised to make a big splash in the transfer market and it seemed that help would arrive for a 2nd half push up the table. Five signings would indeed take place in that window but none of the players would put on an Exeter shirt until July:

Florian Martin, Cham. Niortais - LM, 28 yrs. old (70 OVR)
Okan Alkan, Balikesirspor - RB, 25 yrs. old (66 OVR)
Koray Gunter, Galatasaray - CB, 24 yrs. old (77 OVR)
Jose Izquierdo, Club Brugge - LW, 26 yrs. old (77 OVR)
Gael Perdomo, Tours FC - GK, 28 yrs. old (68 OVR)


German national Koray Gunter is one of five players joining Exeter City on a free transfer this summer.

All five free transfers would be immediately slotted into the first team squad with Martin and Alkan coming off the bench.


Florian Martin will add needed veteran depth to a young ECFC team.


Leaving the team would be several players with expired contracts:

Jang Suk Won - CB, 28 yrs. old (59 OVR)
Samuel Hadler - CDM, 18 yrs. old (65 OVR)
Seul Chan Jung - RM, 18 yrs. old (62 OVR)
Ritchie Robles - LM, 18 yrs. old (63 OVR)

Outside of the contracts, two other players left during the summer window. Danny Grainger was sold to Wigan Athletic for $420,000 and will join the team in the Premier League. Young attacking midfielder Duane Holmes was also sold off. He went to Millwall for $500,000 only a year after Exeter City purchased him for $400,000.


Exeter City's Captain, Danny Grainger, was surprisingly sold and will join newly promoted Wigan Athletic in the Premier League.

Coming into the club on loan was goalie Ryan Saville (54 OVR) from Southend United to serve as the team's backup. Exeter City also signed Romanian LB free agent Alexandru Bus (61 OVR). There were a few youth academy players moving into the senior team as well:

Domenico Sereni (ITA) - 54 OVR CAM
Leandro Serrao (BRA) - 45 OVR CDM
Ekene Kwei (NIG) - 64 OVR CM
Carlos Aldair (BRA) - 43 OVR GK

Jacopo Dezi has taken over the captain's arm band with his stamina and balance helping the team since 2014. The iron man plays in almost every game and has become a great play maker in midfield.


Jacopo Dezi has become the new Exeter City captain.

This was the starting XI for the Grecians to start the season. The team was back to a 4-4-2 to start the year:



Exeter City would again start the season with a Capital One Cup game and again it would go to penalties. This time, however, the team would be on the losing side. After reaching the semi-finals last season, they were eliminated in the first round. Following the early exit, Exeter City would also reverse its league fate from last year and would win every league game in August. They currently sit at the top of the table with 12 points and look to be a real contender for promotion and a trip to the Premier League.

Manager's Notes:
The five free transfer players are paying dividends now but I think I can really make out by selling one or two in the winter. The same thing happened with Ojamaa a few seasons ago and even if I only get a few million from the transfer, the amount of money it will free up in wages should really help. I'm going to really try and stretch each season's transfer budget and even if I only get a few bench players on free transfers I can make money the next year selling them off.

To start this season, the board finally came in with some decent transfer money with $1.1 million and $6,000 in weekly wages. It makes me think that the formula must depend on your team's player wages when it decides how much your budget is. There's no other reason as to why I got almost double the transfer budget for this 2nd year in the Championship. The only change was the large wages for the free transfer players.

The new players seem very good in the game. Izquierdo has 4 star skills and is very pacey. I'm using him on the right midfield now but I want to get a true RM at some point and put Izquierdo up front with Romero. Perdomo is a beast in goal and it looks like he has about 6 inches on everyone else when they shake hands before the game. Gunter is a really good CB and is an upgrade over Grainger.

With Captain Grainger gone, we are down to only 7 original players left on the team with 15 youth players. I'm hoping to try and keep all 7 of the original players at least through one year in the Premier League. Davies and Schimpelsberger have been good at the defensive back positions but they will need to make a big jump up in ratings to be starting in the Premier League.

This is our current depth chart:

Exeter City Depth Chart - 2018
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
GKPerdomo (68)Saville (54)Aldair (43)
RBSchimpelsberger (70)Alkan (66)
RCBKim (73)Danic (65)
LCBGunter (77)Robak (60)
LBDavies (66)Bus (61)
RMIzquierdo (77)Martin (70)
RCMDezi (69)Aina (69)
LCMBeavon (73)Ognenovski (69)
LMFagundez (72)Brough (67)
LSRomero (73)Curiale (67)
RSSikorski (63)Nichols (67)


We went back to the 4-4-2 to start the year after the midfield free transfers came in. Sikorski has still been serviceable but is starting to decline. Even at only 63 overall, Sikorski still gets his goals in the simulations though. If his scoring dries up, I will probably start Martin at RM and move Izquierdo up front to replace Sikorski.

The board has only asked us to avoid relegation again so this should be a stress free season. I'm confident the team will fight for promotion this season. They seemed very strong in the game I played and they seemed to be playing well in the simulations.

The next update will be July 1st, 2019 once this season has ended.
Dynasty: koszak27
Friday, August 19, 2016
05:18 PM - August 19, 2016. Written by Tmizzle
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The Minnesota Twins have announced they successfully claimed Terrance Gore from the Kansas City Royals. Gore was DFA on the 24th after hitting a dreadful .143 for the Royals. The Twins optioned Gore to Double-A where he will start in CF.
Dynasty: Tmizzle
04:41 PM - August 19, 2016. Written by Tmizzle
Twins at Braves |
Jul 26, 2016123456789ExtrasRHE
Minnesota (62-39)0001000000 0 1 0 02121
Atlanta (44-57)1000000000 0 1 0 1370
W: Dean (W, 1-1) L: Johnson (L, 2-1)
Minnesota Twins
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Buxton, CF5100000.303
Dozier, 2B5111021.266
Mauer, 1B5010000.277
Sano, 3B5011010.270
Park, DH5000030.235
Souza Jr., RF5010000.275
Arcia, LF5010010.237
Murphy, C5000010.220
Polanco, SS5121011.210
BATTING:
2B: Mauer (28)
HR: Polanco (8), Dozier (15)
RBI: Polanco (23), Sano (80), Dozier (19)
GIDP: Murphy
BASERUNNING:
CS: Buxton (11)
SB: Buxton (17)
Atlanta Braves
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Inciarte, LF6120010.313
Smith, CF6020020.234
Freeman, 1B6010000.290
Johnson, 3B5000120.281
Markakis, RF6011000.253
Aybar, SS6010010.225
Tuiasosopo, DH6121011.333
Pierzynski, C6010000.207
Peterson, 2B4020000.239
BATTING:
2B: Markakis (18)
HR: Tuiasosopo (2)
RBI: Markakis (23), Tuiasosopo (5)
SAC: Peterson
BASERUNNING:
CS: Smith 2 (6)
FIELDING:
E: Johnson (5)
Minnesota Twins
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hughes 86111402.09
Tonkin33000302.30
Jepsen22110011.59
Deam (W, 1-1)11000003.00
Atlanta Braves
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Teheran84110513.23
O'Flaherty0.10000002.58
Vizcaino3.12100303.50
Johnson (L, 2-1)1.11110113.50
PITCHING:
WP: Vizcaino (1)
Dynasty: Tmizzle
11:31 AM - August 19, 2016. Written by koszak27
July 1st, 2018

- Exeter City, England

After finishing their inaugural month in the FL Championship with 0 points, Exeter City had their backs to the wall and a long season ahead. Summer transfers had amassed only a trio of loaned goalies and a back-up CB. A solution would yet again need to come from within the team if they were going to avoid relegation back down to League 1.

Exeter City was into the third round of the Capital One Cup by October but points in league play had quickly become the priority. Throughout the fall, the Grecians would earn a draw here or there and pick up about a win each month. The team seemed stagnant and formerly productive players like Jacopo Dezi and Daniel Sikorski had fallen off severely in form. As winter approached, they sat in 19th place just above relegation.

As for finances, the board had allocated $650,000 in the transfer budget and another $2,350 in weekly wages to start the season and the summer sales of goalie Christy Pym and center back Richard Duffy had added over $600,000 to that pot. It seemed like the winter window could welcome a new face or two to Exeter City and potentially reenergize the team. Just like every other year with the Grecians, however, it would not turn out in the logical manner one would expect.


Former number one keeper Christy Pym was sold to Morecambe this past summer.


Richard Duffy, the original captain for the "Team of Randoms," was purchased by Millwall in the offseason.

The transfer window started with the sale of Zach Pfeffer. The young center midfielder from the Philadelphia Union had been unimpressive during his year at Exeter City and he had not grown as anticipated. John Beavon, another center midfielder brought in during the same window, had quickly surpassed Pfeffer and taken his starting spot. Ryan Ledson, the other starting center midfielder had cemented a starting spot in the 2014 opening season and showed no signs on letting it go.

Pfeffer's poor form and increasing complaints over a lack of playing time seemed to make the decision easy for the manager. Teams quickly came calling for the 22 year old American and eventually West Brom won the race handing Exeter City $2 Million in return.


Zach Pfeffer's stay at Exeter City is over. The young midfielder is off to West Brom and the Premier League.

With Pfeffer transfered and some more money in the bank, Exeter City sent scouts out far and wide looking for a permanent goalie. By January, the team had the worst goal differential in the league and although it was not completely the fault of Italian loanee Archimede Almici, Exeter City needed a first team keeper under contract. Initial reports had ECFC scouts spotted in Turkey and Russia but as the end of January drew closer, rumours had migrated to Belgium and France. Ultimately, a decision was made by the team to sign 28 year old goalie Gael Perdomo of Tours FC in France. Perdomo, a 6'6" wall in the net, was signed on a free contract to join Exeter for the following season for $15,000 in weekly wages. The team seemed to think they could manage with Almici for the remainder of the year and this was obviously the cheaper way to go.

Pfeffer would not be the only casualty of the winter window as original random team member Ramiro Arias (LB) was purchased by Bolton for $475,000. With the window coming to a close, Exeter City seemed to be content with their changes when the bombshell was dropped; Ryan Ledson, the team's star center midfielder wanted an immediate transfer before the window closed. Ledson and the team had struggled over contract details for almost the past year and it seemed that the player was out for some revenge. With only about a week left in January, ECFC was forced to try and salvage as much as possible for their main playmaker.


Ryan Ledson demands a transfer from Exeter City with only days left in the window.

To make matters worse, the team had just sold his counterpart, Zach Pfeffer, and Exeter City would be short on starting central midfielders without an immediate replacement. Offers came in rapidly for the young star and eventually, it was Sunderland who scooped up Ledson for $8 Million. Sitting on almost $11 million in cash and with only days left in the winter window, Exeter City scouts were scrambling to finish reports on perspective players to bring in. Management knew that if the money wasn't spent in January, it would wind up in the board's pockets and not seen again.

Several areas (the center midfield especially) needed upgrades and half the season was left to play. In what looked like a big gamble, the team decided not to bring in any transfer players for the season. It was another seemingly odd response to the situation. The team had decided to put all of their money into free transfer players to get the most bang for the buck. The only problem was that none of the bang would be seen or heard from until the following season.

Several offers went out, including rumoured negotiations with Portuguese midfielder Bruma and St. Etienne CB Florentin Pogba.


Bruma to ECFC?!? Nope.

More than a dozen offers were eventually handed out by Exeter City but only a few were accepted. Joining the team the following season would be:

Florian Martin - LM (70 OVR)
Okan Alkan - RB (66 OVR)
Koray Gunter - CB (77 OVR)
Jose Izquierdo - LW (77 OVR)


Jose Izquierdo will join Exeter City after his contract with Club Brugge has ended.

On the final day of the January window, Sheffield United threw out a bid of $600,000 for unhappy LM Aiden O'Brien. Another original, random Grecian would be leaving the club immediately.

A giant gamble had been made by Exeter City's management. They would be getting a lot of help next season from free transfers but they still needed to somehow finish out of the relegation zone with no additional players. The payoff would be big but would the management team be around to see it?

Following the huge loss of Ryan Ledson in center midfield, the formation was altered again. In an attempt to strengthen the defense, the team switched to a 5-3-2 formation to make use of the deepest position at the club. Center backs Jang Sun Won, Danny Grainger, Fabian Danic, Do Heon Kim and Damien Robak would alternate on the back line throughout the remainder of the year in an attempt to distance themselves from the relegation zone and bring the goal differential back up. This was the typical starting XI for the remainder of the year:



Exeter City would have to see out another stressful winter and spring as the season came to a close. The winter window has proven to be chaotic over the past two seasons with league shaking transfers on both sides of the team. Manager Koszak27 had this to say:

"The first two seasons with ECFC were remarkable. We exceeded the board's expectations each year, built the foundation for our future success and really came together as a team. As the seasons have gone by, we are seeing new faces come in and original members leave and as sad as this becomes, it is also the way of sports. We all knew we couldn't stick together forever so we enjoyed the time we got to spend with each other and move on when the time comes.

Will I be here for the entirety of my career? I don't know, but I want to be. I think that is more than half of the struggle in professional sports. We are getting paid but you have to see past that and you have to be somewhere you are comfortable and somewhere you know you can succeed. We have hit some tough times these past two seasons early and had to really battle at the end to reach our goals. This year will be no different than last year in that we will fight until the last game for our fans, for our shield and for each other."

With inspiring locker room discussions like this, the team seemed to pick itself up in the 2nd half. The new formation and emphasis on keeping the center backs fresh helped keep the goals against down. Exeter City was starting to bring that goal differential closer to 0 and they were staying even with the mid-table teams. Reinforcements were on the horizon for next season and the Grecians just needed to hold their ground until the time came.

In the end, Exeter City would end the year with a 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest and conclude their inaugural FL Championship season in 19th place; 12 points clear of relegation. The top of the table would see Burnley and Wigan Athletic automatically heading up to the Premier League.

The board saw the 2017-2018 season as a successful one with the team staying in the Championship and eventually reaching the Capital One Cup semi-finals. With 5 free transfers set to join the team, Exeter City might just have to make the Premier League sooner than later.

Manager's Notes:
Crazy, crazy season. Simulating this season took probably 10 total hours over the course of a few days. I have terrible scouts who take 24+ days on one player if they aren't in the same location and it was almost impossible to get all the moves done in time before the winter window closed.

I gambled that I could keep us out of relegation with what we had, even after Ledson left and they managed to pull it off. In the games I played during this season, I think I only won maybe two or three games out of the 10 or so that I played. The AI was dominant at times and even when the game was close, they would score in extra time to tie it right at the end.

I think the new players will make a big difference to the team but I have never used any of them before so there is a chance that they are all not very good. We are down to only 10 original players from the random draw left and I think a couple need new contracts. A lot of my first group of youth academy players are due as well so the team may have even more new members by the time the summer window closes.

Here are the season stats for the players. I don't have the stats for the guys who left in January but they would have only been half season numbers anyway:

Soccer Leaders - Updated: Jul 1, 2018
GamesGAGoalsG
1. Archimede Almici491. Sebastien Romero21
2. Danny Grainger452. Diego Fagundez7
3. Ben Davies443. Jacopo Dezi5
4. Diego Fagundez444. Lorenzo Curiale5
5. Michael Schimpelsberger435. Do Heon Kim3
AssistsAClean Sheets (GK)CS
1. Sebastien Romero51. Archimede Almici11
2. Diego Fagundez42.
3. John Beavon43.
4. Jacopo Dezi24.
5. Tom Nichols25.
Average FormAFOverall IncreaseUP
1. Sebastien Romero71. Archimede Almici5
2. Ritchie Robles6.52. Tim Stevens5
3. Lorenzo Curiale6.43. Scott Batt5
4. Diego Fagundez6.34. John Beavon4
5. John Beavon6.35. Patrick Brough4
Overall DecreaseDWN(Points/Games) + Average FormPGA
1. Daniel Sikorski21. Sebastien Romero7.65
2. Jacopo Dezi02. Lorenzo Curiale6.59
3. Danny Grainger03. Tom Nichols6.55
4. Damien Robak04. Diego Fagundez6.55
5. Duane Holmes05. Ritchie Robles6.5


Romero missed the Golden Boot by two goals again. I'll have the next update shortly because I'm already into October of the following season, 2018-2019.
Dynasty: koszak27
01:11 AM - August 19, 2016. Written by MikeFlu
Profile Card - Rod Longwood
Rod Longwood | SP
Boston Red Sox
Height: 6\'2\"Bats/Throws: R/R
Weight: 210Age: 23 years old
SeasonGW-LERAGSSVHLDIPBBSOWHIP
2021406-53.9100750.23261.07
Last 10DECIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
6/15H1.00000006-53.18
6/16L1.143311122-133.73
6/18ND1.010000010-83.64
6/19ND2.011102122-183.68
6/22L0.123311113-74.26
6/24ND1.000000010-74.17
6/25H0.10000004-34.14
6/27ND2.031101120-164.15
6/29ND2.000002019-133.99
7/2ND1.000000011-63.91


Not bad, I guess. WHIP is settling in at around 1.00. Sick of working out of the bullpen, though. Holding second place in the division behind the Orioles right now.
Dynasty: MikeFlu
Thursday, August 18, 2016
11:53 PM - August 18, 2016. Written by MikeFlu
Profile Card - Rod Longwood
Rod Longwood | SP
Boston Red Sox
Height: 6\'2\"Bats/Throws: R/R
Weight: 210Age: 23 years old
SeasonGW-LERAGSSVHLDIPBBSOWHIP
2021306-33.2600538.21191.03
Last 10DECIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
5/14ND1.010001020-144.15
5/18W1.11000008-83.91
5/19W0.230001012-103.80
5/22ND2.043300024-174.56
5/26H1.00000109-84.39
5/29ND2.031101028-214.40
6/3ND2.200002026-214.02
6/5ND3.010001035-223.63
6/9ND2.010001021-133.44
6/11W2.000001022-153.26


Things are starting to look up. Had a pretty good stretch of 10 games. One minor hiccup, but we'll get past it. Hopefully get into the rotation before the season's over. The team is doing well. One game up over the Orioles for the division lead.
Dynasty: MikeFlu