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  • Chris
    5401 posts Big Money Move
    Ahmer50x wrote: »
    Going to be quite a climb. Good luck!

    Thanks boss
  • ale85bg
    3558 posts National Call-Up
    edited September 2016
    Chris wrote: »
    Didn't lose money somehow. Won like $200 on the roulette wheel, which I blew on blackjack, made sure I kept the $20 I started with though haha
    That's all important after all, well done! ;)

    Oh dear I replied at the Casino post and I totally missed the decision one... Sensible and very wise choice: I was getting impatient to see it, which is a good sign... It means that this story is growing on me. :p

    I'll certainly be following you climbing back to the top.
  • Chris
    5401 posts Big Money Move
    ale85bg wrote: »
    Chris wrote: »
    Didn't lose money somehow. Won like $200 on the roulette wheel, which I blew on blackjack, made sure I kept the $20 I started with though haha
    That's all important after all, well done! ;)

    Oh dear I replied at the Casino post and I totally missed the decision one... Sensible and very wise choice: I was getting impatient to see it, which is a good sign... It means that this story is growing on me. :p

    I'll certainly be following you climbing back to the top.

    Thanks man, appreciated
  • Chris
    5401 posts Big Money Move
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    After the departure of Sam Allardyce, and the ensuing financial turmoil, the next Sunderland manager had been left in doubt, with very few names actually being linked to the role. A miraculous return for Roy Keane was rumoured, however the doubts have been put to bed, with the club making an announcement late last night.

    Former Sunderland under-21 manager, Chris Whitehead, has been given the reigns to the first team on a one year contract, with the option to extend it in the future, depending on performance. The Wearside born man Whitehead, has been with the club since 1990, when he was signed as a schoolboy at age 10. The promising goalkeeper had has career cut short at 16 due to injuries, but was put through coaching programs in order to keep a position at the club. Having progressed through the ranks at the Sunderland coaching system, the appointment seems like a very shrewd one.

    Chris Whitehead was one of the few staff members who took a wage cut in order to continue on at the club, and one of his first jobs as manager will be to offload the players who don't wish to stay at the club. Whitehead's stature in the Sunderland ranks may encourage some of the more promising players to stay.
  • o ShifTyZz o
    1406 posts Professional
    Interesting appointment. Good luck to him!
  • Cody22775
    591 posts Sunday League Hero
    Here's hoping the more promising ones stay. Also surpised you got a manager who wanted to be there, I for one would just call it quits and look somewhere else without the hassle
  • theodom101
    484 posts Sunday League Hero
    Good luck with this Mr Whitehead. Judging off his successes in past FIFA parallel universes, he should be back up to the top flight in no time
  • LennonLegend
    165 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Career cut short at 16 years of age? He lost a whole leg? :D
  • Greenman019
    2745 posts Fans' Favourite
    edited September 2016
    Good long term appointment. Looking forward to the transfer update now. Should be pretty mad departure wise.
  • BistroXII
    1970 posts Play-Off Hero
    Good appointment and nicely woven into the story. He must love the club if he's been there for a long time and will strive hard to revive the club. Taking a pay cut says it all.
  • Chris
    5401 posts Big Money Move
    theodom101 wrote: »
    Good luck with this Mr Whitehead. Judging off his successes in past FIFA parallel universes, he should be back up to the top flight in no time
    Hahahaha yeah
    Career cut short at 16 years of age? He lost a whole leg? :D
    I had to stop playing IRL because I broke my scaphoid numerous times playing in goal
    Good long term appointment. Looking forward to the transfer update now. Should be pretty mad departure wise.
    Yeah haha it will be
    BistroXII wrote: »
    Good appointment and nicely woven into the story. He must love the club if he's been there for a long time and will strive hard to revive the club. Taking a pay cut says it all.
    Yeah, it fitted nicely with the story
  • Ashy
    10028 posts Has That Special Something
    Good story developments so far, nice to see you are in League 2 so the climb back to the top flight will be a interesting one to follow for sure and the manager appointment is great, since he worked with the younger players he could focus on bringing a new core set of players through the youth academy that will be the next big thing
  • Chris
    5401 posts Big Money Move
    Ashy wrote: »
    Good story developments so far, nice to see you are in League 2 so the climb back to the top flight will be a interesting one to follow for sure and the manager appointment is great, since he worked with the younger players he could focus on bringing a new core set of players through the youth academy that will be the next big thing

    Thanks man, appreciate the commetns
  • LennonLegend
    165 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Chris wrote: »
    Career cut short at 16 years of age? He lost a whole leg? :D
    I had to stop playing IRL because I broke my scaphoid numerous times playing in goal

    Ahh man. Now I feel bad. Apologies. :(
  • Chris
    5401 posts Big Money Move
    Chris wrote: »
    Career cut short at 16 years of age? He lost a whole leg? :D
    I had to stop playing IRL because I broke my scaphoid numerous times playing in goal

    Ahh man. Now I feel bad. Apologies. :(

    Haha its alright
  • Chris
    5401 posts Big Money Move
    edited September 2016
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    As we approach the start of the EFL League 2, Sunderland have been promptly offloading first team players as the club prepare to start life in the fourth tier of English football. All but two players, Billy Jones and Will Buckley, agreed to have their contracts transferred to Sunderland, after the new company was set up, allowing the club to benefit from their sale. A huge number of players have left the club, including first team players, such as Jermaine Defoe, Jan Kirchoff, and fan favourite Lee Cattermole.

    However, Sunderland haven't been left completely without structure. Many promising young players, such as Jordan Pickford, Lynden Gooch, and Duncan Watmore have all committed their futures to Sunderland. The Wearside born Pickford was very vocal on twitter regarding his future, and about commitment to the club, which has made him an instant fan favourite. Paddy McNair is yet to commit his future to the club, with some of his comments worrying Sunderland fans who have been searching for stability, but he did however sign a one year contract with the new company.

    On the players front, Sunderland will not be allowed to bring new players into the club until 2017, with a transfer embargo being placed upon the club for the remainder of the calendar year. A full list of departures can be found below:

    Transfers Out
    Vito Mannone (Hull City) £2,000,000
    Lamine Kone (Everton) £15,000,000
    Patrick van Aanholt (Southampton) £3,500,000
    Jan Kirchoff (Leicester City) £4,000,000
    Fabio Borini (West Ham) £8,500,000
    Lee Cattermole (Middlesbrough) £5,000,000
    Jack Rodwell (West Brom) £4,000,000
    Jermaine Defoe (Bournemouth) £12,000,000
    Wahbi Khazri (Lyon) £10,000,000
    Seb Larsson (Aston Villa) £1,000,000
    John O'Shea (Hull City) £500,000
    Jeremain Lens (Fenerbache) £7,500,000
    Adam Matthews (Bristol City) £1,000,000
    Seb Coates (Sporting CP) £4,500,000
    Will Buckley (Brighton) Free
    Billy Jones (Norwich) Free



    Note: All the real life transfers of this season have been reserved and never happened in this story arc.
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  • Chris
    5401 posts Big Money Move
    That's my last update of the night haha, like 3 in one day
  • Cody22775
    591 posts Sunday League Hero
    So that includes loans that you brought in too they all didn't happen??
  • Chris
    5401 posts Big Money Move
    Cody22775 wrote: »
    So that includes loans that you brought in too they all didn't happen??

    Yeah, here's a full list of the reversed transfers

    Real Life Transfers Cancelled
    Manquillo >> Atl Madrid
    Adnan Januzaj >> Manchester United
    Papy Djilobodji >> Chelsea
    Steven Pienaar >> Released
    Didier Ndong >> Lorient
    Jason Denayer >> Manchester City
    Victor Anichebe >> Released
    Mika >> Sporting CP
  • Cody22775
    591 posts Sunday League Hero
    So who is in ur squad now?
  • Chris
    5401 posts Big Money Move
    Cody22775 wrote: »
    So who is in ur squad now?

    That's the next update, the new squad
  • Ahmer50x
    19977 posts Club Captain
    How can you get a new squad w/ a transfer ban?
  • Chris
    5401 posts Big Money Move
    Chris wrote: »
    Cody22775 wrote: »
    So who is in ur squad now?

    That's the next update, the new squad
    Ahmer50x wrote: »
    How can you get a new squad w/ a transfer ban?

    I didnt mean new as in new players, it was terrible wording by myself
  • Greenman019
    2745 posts Fans' Favourite
    So who takes the PL place?
  • Cody22775
    591 posts Sunday League Hero
    edited September 2016
    So who takes the PL place?

    Actually very good question, then who takes that teams place in their old league etc
    Probably in the next update
  • Greenman019
    2745 posts Fans' Favourite
    Cody22775 wrote: »
    So who takes the PL place?

    Actually very good question, then who takes that teams place in their old league etc
    Probably in the next update

    I'd guess Newcastle as they were the best placed Relegated team. But I am a toon fan so . .
  • Cody22775
    591 posts Sunday League Hero
    Cody22775 wrote: »
    So who takes the PL place?

    Actually very good question, then who takes that teams place in their old league etc
    Probably in the next update

    I'd guess Newcastle as they were the best placed Relegated team. But I am a toon fan so . .

    Guess we will have to wait and see
  • I am enjoying this. I can't wait to read the updates.
  • ale85bg
    3558 posts National Call-Up
    Massive list of departures there. Hopefully it's the chance for Sunderland to start a new cycle with players who really believe in the project.
  • Virtual_K
    1708 posts Play-Off Hero
    I'm glad to see that Duncan Watmore aka "Little Red" (inside joke) committed to staying. I would wish you good luck, but dayam all those departures! Praise be, you need a miracle. :o
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