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  1. End of Season 11 - Season Summary Europa Conference League Champions I guess with our little European adventure, I genuinely didn't care much about the League as we were safe due to 3 very poor teams, so there was really not much updating. We comfortably finished outside the bottom 3 despite resting starters in several games before a match in Europe, but that paid off big time having a fresh starting-eleven. We head into the Europa League next season and will aim to keep pushing up the League Table. With few transfer targets from Lincolnshire or Lincolnshire clubs (Lincoln City once again relegated from the Championship) we may see some big salaries for key players to keep the team together!
  2. UEFA Europa Conference League Final - Boston United vs FC Schalke 04 0-0 heading into the last ten minutes as Boston United struggled to make their chances count despite several clear cut chances. Was the occasion getting to the young Boston squad? And then it happened, 84th minute and the German side would score a simple headed goal from the corner as Maximillian Dietz headed home at the near post. A huge goal at a time which really left Boston with a mountain to climb and only minutes to go. But in the 91st minute it would take a Boston connection to force the game to extra time as Courtney Jelfs B27e drove to down the wing, put a inch perfect cross over for Paul Tomlinson B28a to head in from 6 yards out. The Boston fans erupted in celebration (as did I) as we had got that vital goal in the dying seconds of the game. We needed it, we deserved it at that point. What a relief and it was fitting it was two Boston born players who saved us. And into extra time we went and as the charts showed, it was one way traffic. Schalke 04 looked down and trying to hold on for penalties after that late Boston United equaliser and it was only a matter of time before Boston scored. It would come via a spot kick which Nicholas Adamu LC24 put away with ease and Boston United would hold on for the comeback victory. Boston United, your 2033/24 UEFA Europa Conference League Champions!!! It genuinely felt like a game we was not meant to win, we just could not put the ball in the net. When they scored late on I was sure that would be it but a great effort to get to the final! This does mean we get to play in Europe again next year which is fantastic as we may still be a few years away from qualifying from the League. What a night, what a game and what a result for Boston United.
  3. Europa Conference League - Final In what can only be seen as a massive reach for Boston United, they have played 14 games in the Europa Conference League and head to the final, undefeated. With 13 wins and a draw to Roma, the run has been sensational and something that no-one would have forecasted at the start of the competition. With 5 Boston born players in the starting 11 and a remarkable 9 players from the Boston United Academy, this team really is home grown and full of local talent. Can Boston find what is needed for one last push and a European Trophy, or will it be heading back with FC Schalke 04 who won it in 2029/30, beating Rapid Wien?
  4. Europa Conference League - Semi Final It was quite a routine Semi-Final against Lyon as we won the home leg 2-0 and battled on the away leg to claim the 2-3 victory which gave us the 5-2 win over the 2 games. This would set up a mouth watering final in Sweden as we will face FC Schalke 04 in the Final as they beat Greek side Olympiacos 5-1 over the two legs. Boston United's Euro Adventure continues to the Conference League Final, who would have thought this was even possible?
  5. 2034 Youth Intake I don't know what to make of these anymore with the players coming through the ranks each year. I take each one with a pinch of salt and see who comes out as a potential to make it to the first team once they have completed their time in the under 18's and then loan/under 21's! Less Boston and Lincolnshire born players this season which is a shame.
  6. Europa Conference League - Quarter Final Leg 2 Oh what a night in Rome for the Pilgrims as Boston United sealed their place in the Semi-Final's with a performance that left the purists with a bitter taste in their mouth. An early deflected goal from Nicholas Adamu LC24 was the slice of luck Boston needed. He didn't know anything about it after Kyle Barrett LC26's shot barrelled into a wall of players. The Roma keeper didn't even see it, but Boston had the lead early on. The rest of the first half was forgettable, Roma had chances but were struggling to hit the target and Boston would lead 0-1 at the half. The home fans were sure their team would take victory in the second half and were awarded a penalty in the 57th minute. Player of the game Jobe Bendon (B) at full stretch would pull off an almighty save away to his left, and just like that the home fans deflated. What a save, a game changing moment for the Boston born keeper. Boston moved to a more defensive formation, 4-3-3 from 4-2-2-2 and then finally to a 5-3-2 to hold on as Roma peppered the goal and apart from the last kick of the game hitting the bar, Jobe Benson (B) had it all covered. And as the whistle went, the travelling fans vastly outnumbered in the 65,000 seater Stadio Olimpico were the ones cheering, Boston United had done the impossible once more.
  7. Europa Conference League - Quarter Final I was not planning an update here but with the way the team somehow came back from the depths and with 10 men, deserved it's on post. It will be so tough to get a result in Rome but this result was special! May have to look at something special with tactics as I feel they should tear us apart.
  8. In Europe we continue! In Europe we were drawn against Austrian team Austria Wien in the UEFA Europa Conference League round of 16. We would take a 2-1 away victory back home to the Jakemans Community Stadium where the party atmosphere was bumped up another few levels with a convincing 5-1 victory behind a Paul Tomlinson B28a hat-trick. This would put us in the draw where we had hoped to avoid a big team, but we would draw Italian giants Roma in what might just be a hurdle too far for this young Boston team!
  9. Champions League Updates A return to the Champions League has proved a success, especially away from the City Ground with some famous victories to show Forest are back in the big time. After the first game grudge win over Anderlecht, followed up by victories over Red Bull Salzburg and Nice away from home. Confidence high and heading to Italy, it would be a memorable night as The Reds took a 4 goal lead in the first half against Napoli. The Italian fans were enraged, and their team almost pulled off the comeback for the ages with 3 goals in the second half but would come up short, 3-4 to Nottingham Forest and the Red continued to march forward in Europe. Then the might Barcelona would come to the City Ground, and they would leave with just a point and Forest remained unbeaten in the Champions League and at the top of the Europe for all to see. Two English players, Morgan Gibbs-White and Ryan Yates would once again give the fast starting Forest a 2-0 lead, only to see it be taken into the break 2-2. That would be all the scoring done as the game finished 2-2 and a huge performance to hold the mighty Barcelona to a draw.
  10. Season 11 - A rough December in the League but in Europe we remain unbeaten! I haven't been on for a while but will try and get the season going again. December was rough for the League form, but we were doing far too good in the League and way above where we should be. Back down the table with a bump and to 13th place, but the bottom 3 look in terrible form so we are not too worried yet! Staying up is the only aim and another 17 points should be enough this season. I did forget that this is the first season in the Premier League after what seemed like 20 years in the Championship! But in Europe in the Europa Conference League, we are at the top of the charts with 6 wins in 6 games, the only unbeaten team with 18 points and a leading -17 goal difference. Club Brugge also qualified but that is it from the teams played so maybe, just maybe we didn't play many teams that were likely to progress. It will be the end of January when we find our next opposition.
  11. Real Life Boston United Update!! What a day yesterday for Boston United, 3 away games in the playoffs and now promoted!! Vanarama National League here we come
  12. The one injury we struggle with We have cover in most positions now, with the exception of the keeper. Jobe Bendon (B) breaking his arm at the end of the game really has set us back, but he ll be back for the next stages in Europe and hopefully wont miss too many games in the League. The club has also taken out a loan to increase our transfer budget when we are making £2,000,000 a month currently, madness. Just the £2,750,000 in interest to pay back on that. How about you sort the stadium out, much better use of money. In the league we sit in the Europe spots in 7th, performing well seems we have the extra games in Europe to navigate. Little too early to really see how we will do this year but if we are not fighting to stay up that is a huge bonus!
  13. Season 11 - Our unexpected Euro Adventure It was unexpected and somehow we made it into Europe last year as a Championship Team, but it looks like we can compete, at least at the Europa Conference League level! I expected to get a result against Larne and Newtown, but the victory on the road at Braga as something special! Taking the lead right on the death before the half changed the game and we came out swinging in the second half and secured the game. We currently sit as one of the 5 teams that has not dropped a point, but we have Club Brugge away in the next leg which will really show if we are able to progress in this competition or not. For a player only grading out as Championship Level, Nicholas Adamu LC24 is on fire with 6 goals in 3 games, scoring at least 1 in each and a hat-trick in Wales!
  14. Tough time in Europe but that money will always help to keep raising standards in Gibraltar! League looks to be going back to you once more!
  15. Fantastic way to end the season with the FA cup victory, that's huge to get into Europe. Not a million off in the League, the top half finish despite the slow end to the year is something to really build on!
  16. Thank you, it was long overdue with Promotion and the Cup win was a big surprise! I was starting to get a little frustrated so the Promotion was very much needed I'm glad you liked the "live streams", they take some work (And I've spotted a mistake on a photo that's the same, oops) but add a little immersion to the story! You and me both, I was just wating for them to score as every highlight at the end was them on the attack... Thank you!! I am nothing to do with design or graphics, don't think I'll be hired in that sort of field either!
  17. Congratulations on a successful season and that Europe run and prize money will be absolutely huge to improve the club for the next season!!
  18. Boston United - Our First Games in Europe We would start our first game in Europe away in Slovenia and we would come away with the 3-0 win, we would make that a 6-1 aggregate score to comfortably get through to the Europa Conference League, League Phase. The aim would be to be ranked in the top 24 teams and qualify for the play-off's and anything after that would be a huge achievement. We may be a few seasons before we get back to Europe so we will make the best of it, have some fun and see if we can progress in the competition. I would really hope we would be better than 4 teams on the list already, but they may be use to playing in Europe and wit tough away trips to Belgium and Portugal, nothing is given.
  19. 2033/34 First Team Squad The squad is pretty much the same as last year, a few players have dropped back to the under 21's to try and either find a loan or they are just not at the level needed, but will be called upon if we find ourselves needing depth. Many of these players have come up the ranks from our academy and non-league up to the Premier League which is a huge achievement for a couple of players, let alone most of the squad. We will be relying on our key players to lead this team to safety and have some fun in Europe at the same time.
  20. Season 11 - Premier League Football with a Bonus of Europe Into the Premier League we go and we actually have a smaller stadium then we had last year, the board keep refusing to talk about building a new one so I wonder if they are looking to sell in the future? We managed to get all our star players happy and signing new deals so everyone, including Luke Forsdick 28f who is earning more than anyone else and has a relegation release clause. With few targets to go for, we took a chance on Sam Nottage (L) from Coventry. For £5,000,000 up front and then £7,000,000 after 50 League Appearances, that gives us plenty of time to try before we fully buy if he doesn't progress as he could do.
  21. End of Season 10 - Championship and EFL Cup Double We would set the Championship on fire from the first game to the last, getting ourselves a few records in the process, namely most points and most wins. We would end up doing the double with a famous EFL Cup Final win over Arsenal to really put Boston, and Lincolnshire, on the map. Heading into the Premier League and into Europe might be a tall ask for the players, with few signings out there we will be relying on keeping the players we currently have and keep bringing the youth players on.
  22. 2033 Youth Intake I take the star ratings with a pinch of salt as always. Some of the better players have not been an "A", "B" or "C" tagged player and still performing well for the team. It is another excellent intake which is very promising, especially as we need to get most of the players ourselves with very few others coming in from Lincolnshire. It is interesting how we have had an intake with an Iraqi and Iranian, never had either before. We still only get a couple of Boston born players each year, I wish it was a few more.
  23. EFL Final - Live Stream They think it's all over, well it is now!!! Boston United 3 - 2 Arsenal On a rainy day in London, the mighty Pilgrims of Boston secured their most famous victory in their 100th year as a club, defeating the Gunners of Arsenal 3-2 in the EFL Cup Final. We have only bloody gone and done it, we held on pretty convincingly in the final 10 minutes as the lads, well the lads they REALLY wanted this and they didn't want to give it up a 3rd time. BOSTON UNITED - 2023/33 EFL CUP CHAMPIONS I also hadn't even thought of what this meant until the email came through the next day. For the 100th Season of Boston United, they will be playing in Europe in the Europa Conference League! I probably will be blitzing through the rest of the season now as next season is going to be epic. In all my years of playing, this might be the most satisfying game I have been in charge for.
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