a bit of Champions Cup history over the last ten years you may find interesting...
Season 27 Schalke ( Andy ) beat Barcelona ( Matt Hudson's last game in charge ) 26 Inter ( Rob ) beat Plymouth ( Ben ) 25 Man City ( Geoff ) beat Barcelona ( Matt Hudson ) 24 Barcelona ( Matt Hudson ) beat Man City ( Geoff ) 23 Arsenal ( Phil Green ) beat Inter Milan ( Rob ) 22 Schalke ( Jamie Gardner ) beat Plymouth ( Ben ) 21 Newcastle ( Mark ) beat Schalke ( Jamie Gardner ) 20 AC Milan ( Colin Combes ) beat Schalke ( Jamie Gardner ) 19 Barcelona ( Matt Hudson ) beat Real Madrid ( Iain Oliver ) 18 AC Milan ( Gary ward ) beat Liverpool ( Andy Irwin )
Hi chaps, busy weekend ahead. Tune in from 10am on Sunday morning (for some reason they wouldn’t let me join the elite start at 9). Will be on more next week. Looking for a LH, CB and GK and have Morata available in return.
My little experiment with Banstead has finally come to an end because they are now over £7millions in debt, which is way beyond their overdraft limit, and the club have no saleable assets and have been put into Administration. The wage and staff bill has been drastically reduced with the contracts of the veteran players all coming to an end and the excess staff trimmed.
It's been greatly interesting to me to take them up the 'ladder' but ultimately not very successful. The main downside has always been the 500 seater ground which I never had the money to expand and which vastly reduces the club's income. But it has been great fun.
So Banstead Athletic take a 30 point penalty and have to cease trading at the end of the season. The new company, also called Banstead Athletic will move back to the Conference next season. The remainder of fixtures for this season will be completed with the adjusted squad and I shall stay in charge.
This is all based on what happened to Glasgow Rangers in real life.
Phil@Watford World Star - 99/99
Posts : 1919 Reputation : 930 Join date : 2009-11-28 Age : 33 Location : Kendal
Is finances something you will be looking into in the near future because I find myself in a similar situation at the likes of Genk and Botafogo. Small stadiums and I usually end up having to sell players regularly to remain just level. Maybe TV money revenue needs to be increased in certain leagues or maybe even a new revenue added ?