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Enfield Town – Season Review 2021/22

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2021/22 – Premier League – End of Season Review

Twenty twenty-two. The year that everything came right. The year that everything we’d been striving for, happened. In just twenty-one years, the club has gone from not even existing, to becoming winners of the two biggest competitions in European Club football. We became the first, and fastest (as of 3/12/2013) club to complete the FM14 Dafuge’s Challenge!

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Barclays Premier League (stats)

I was surprised at how easy this season went. For most of the season we were in the top two, with only Manchester City and Arsenal pushing us. I expected more from clubs like United, Chelsea and Tottenham, but they were rather disappointing opponents. Regardless of their performances, we still had to take advantage of the situation presented to us and we responded magnificently to it. Next season I doubt will be as easy.

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Enfield Town – Season Review 2020/21

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2020/21 – Premier League – End of Season Review

Last season was very good. This one was amazing. I really don’t know how else to sum it up.

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Barclays Premier League (stats)

What a season!  Despite having to play a squad of reserves in some fixtures due to cup commitments, we somehow finished third! In the first half of the season we sat around the top half of mid-table but we kicked on as the other teams seemed to drop off and managed a late flourish to grab a Champions League spot!

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Enfield Town – Season Review 2017/18

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2017/18 End of Season Review

Here we are at the end of another season, a season where we were expected to finish rock bottom, a season where we again came up smelling of roses. The manager has been head-hunted by almost every club in League One and the Championship where the manager has been sacked, and every one was rejected. Our reputation is still far behind our league standing which made recruitment difficult, but not impossible.

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Sky Bet League One (stats)

What a season! For the past couple of seasons we’ve been pretty average, then stolen a playoff place in the last couple of games. This season was different as we were into the play-off places by matchday five, and we never dropped out of them. By matchday 31 we were top, and we never relinquished it.

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Enfield Town – Season Review 2016/17

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2016/17 End of Season Review

Season three in charge of the Towners for this young and inexperienced manager, and this is where it gets really serious. We turned professional, and we got lumbered with debt to finance a new stadium. If it wasn’t for an invasion of the Irish, I have no idea how we’d  have fared during this past season…

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Sky Bet League Two (stats)

This was a very surprising season, as for the best part of it we sat around the top end of mid-table (as this graph shows), going on extended runs where we couldn’t buy a win. Where we got lucky is in the fact we didn’t lose many at all, managing to grab a point in games where we probably deserved nothing. In most games we were outplayed, but still managed to come away with something. We don’t have a great squad, but they do show great resilience, which, with two games to go got us into…

The playoffs:

First up were Yeovil, who finished fourth in the league. We drew with them away and lost at home in the league, but at the time of the playoffs we were coming in off the back of a fourteen game unbeaten run, coincidentally beginning after the defeat to Yeovil, which included our best run of wins this season of five in six games. We stole the win in the first leg courtesy of a late winner from Jack Cameron, which I was delighted with, especially as we were second best on the day. The second leg we knew we had the upper hand with Yeovil needing a comprehensive result to win the tie, and we put in a professional shift, doing enough to keep us in control to see us through to face York in the final, who beat Plymouth in their semi.

Both our league games against York ended in score draws, though we did beat them well in the FA Cup (see next section). In what was statistically an even game, we were 2-0 up by the hour, and York scored with eight minutes to play, but it was merely  a consolation. We were, against all odds, going up!

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Enfield Town – Season Review 2015/16

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2015/16 End of Season Review

Second season in charge of the Towners, and it was one that took everyone associated with the club pleasantly by surprise. We were supposed to be no-hopers, yet we managed to upset the apple-cart. I was very pleased to go as far as we did in the FA Trophy, as that one eluded me as manager of Town in FM13… Though so did the Conference Premier winners’ trophy, and it has again.

I’d like to take this opportunity to say ‘hi’ to the Towners on nonleague.co.uk who are following this career! And also don’t forget you can follow every game by following @EnfieldTown_FC on Twitter!

Skrill Premier (stats)

Promoted! I really don’t know how, as we were labelled as no-hopers, and we weren’t able to bring in the quality of player I’d hoped for, despite many ex-Premier League players being available on frees – they just weren’t interested in us like they were at this stage on FM13. Still, we had to make the most of what we had, and with excellent consistency from the team, and Matt Drage in defence and Jack Cameron up top in particular, we managed to grind results – where many clubs would have lost, we got draws, and it was those draws that got us where we did.

The playoff semi-final was contested against Macclesfield, who we’d only recently lost 2-0 to in the league. Two 1-1 draws, including a 120+3 equaliser in extra time of the second leg from our winger David Adedipe, means we went to penalties to decide who would be facing Grimsby in the final. We scored all ours, and Macclesfield players crumbled under the pressure, missing two of their four. We were going to Wembley!

In the final, we were thoroughly outplayed by Grimsby. We only managed one shot all game, but it was that one shot that decided the game! Jack Cameron’s 64th minute strike was the only goal of the match.

LEAGUE TWO HERE WE COME!

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Enfield Town – Season Review 2014/15

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2014/15 End of Season Review

Here it is, at long last – my FM 2014 Enfield Town career! It seems by general consensus that it is harder managing in the lower leagues on this years’ iteration of the game, because a) the tactics system is new and will take some time to understand, and b) agents don’t seem to offer players as readily as before, nor does the assistant seem to recommend anyone – both my main source of player-spotting in previous years.

Skrill South (stats)

We started the season slowly, primarily because I needed to get a grip on the new tactical system. A simple change from Counter to Control saw us steadily improve our position, and by December we looked like genuine playoff contenders. We continued to pick up points until Christmas, when tiredness really hit hard and we only managed one win in seven games. From mid January onwards we recovered, as the games became further apart the players had time to rest between games and we got ourselves into a promising position in the playoffs, and in the end we managed to take the title on the final day by a single point! Continue reading Enfield Town – Season Review 2014/15