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Joe last won the day on February 26 2015

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  • Playing What GM Games
    Football Manager 15
    Franchise Hockey Manager 14
    Eastside Hockey Manager 2007
  • All-Time Favorite GM Games
    Football Manager 2012
    Championship Manager 99/00
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    Manchester, England
  1. Good trade, glad to see they are actually making the right moves. Sill seems like a career AHL guy but the two picks are very good for a guy that would have left at the end of the year for nothing.
  2. Start of Season 2 Hoping to get to the second round of the play-offs this season if not further, I feel our top two lines could be incredible and the addition of Gaborik behind Kessel gives us great depth. Draft R1 Pick 17 - Leon Draisaitl 6.5/8.5 R2 Pick 47 - Julius Honka 6.5/8.0 R2 Pick 57 - Nikolai Goldobin 6.5/8.0 R3 Pick 77 - Nikolaj Ehlers 5.5/9.0 R4 Pick 108 - Chase De Leo 6.0/7.5 R5 Pick 137 - Pius Suter 6.0/7.5 R6 Pick 167 - Alexei Shestopalov 5.5/6.5 R7 Pick 184 - Kaapo Kahkonen 4.9/7.0 R7 Pick 197 - Rinat Valiev 6.0/6.5 Free Agency Marian Gaborik - $3.2mil / 3 years Jussi Jokinen - $1.5mil / 1 year Dan Boyle - $1.3mil / 1 year Dany Heatley - $0.8mil / 1 year Petr Kalus - $0.55mil / 1 year Scott Clemensen - $0.55mil / 1 year Traded For Cap Space / Roster Space Bobby Robins Frazer McLaren Brad Staubitz Troy Bodie Kenny Ryan Trevor Smith Carl Gunnarsson Roster
  3. End of Season 1 It's like I'm having flashbacks, we went out in Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs in OT... First off we made three trades in November-December just to players that wanted a ridiculous salary to stay beyond their expiring contract so I cashed in on them for prospects. OUT Nikolay Kulemin Colton Orr Drew MacIntyre Mason Raymond IN Seth Griffith Harri Pesonen Spencer Martin Andre Petersson Overall I'm happy with how the season went finishing 8th in the conference despite a stupid amount of injuries with a total of 6 different centres playing between Hall and Kessel on the first line ranging from Kadri to Greg McKegg, despite this both wingers still put up incredible points showing that next season if we can grab someone in FA they can dominate. How can you not be impressed with the assists that Franson put up getting the most assists in the league, if my money was on anyone on our team to get that it would have been Kadri or Hall. We'll get a medium round draft pick but hopefully Nylander will be available as he's predicted to go 14th currently. Next update will be at the start of next season.
  4. October 8th 2013 Update I only managed to make 2 pre-season trades that I thought would help the team bring in two very good LW in Taylor Hall and Matt Moulson. Outgoing are Joffrey Lupul, Tim Gleason and Dave Bolland. I feel this will only help the team and give Phil Kessel a good winger to play with on the first line. At the deadline I'll likely trade Phaneuf if we aren't in the playoff picture. From now I'll start doing an update at the trade deadline, end of playoffs and start of season. The team I feel could challenge for the wildcard playoff places if we get the top two lines scoring. I feel Hall-Kadri-Kessel could be one of the best lines in the league.
  5. August 16th 2013 Today, Larry Tanenbaum at a Press Conference inside the Air Canada Centre announced that the Toronto Maple Leafs have hired 33 year old Joe Murphy from England as new General Manager and Head Coach. The move has come as a surprise to the Leafs Nation with Murphy's only prior job as Head Coach of local peewee team. As part of Murphy's speech he said that the team need to undergo a full rebuild and not to expect too much from the team in his first year. Players on the trade block Davey ClarkmanDion PhaneufJoffrey LupulTim Gleason Davey BollandCarl GunnarssonNikolay KuleminColton OrrCam Abney Pre-season trades to follow.
  6. #TankNation Gotta ship out Lupul and maybe Bernier aswell before the deadline imo. Just hoping we can stink enough the rest of the season to draft Strome or Eichel to stick alongside Kessel and Nylander next season. JVR - Strome/Eichel - Kessel Nylander - Kadri - Panik/Kozun/Brown If we can get that next year as our top two lines I'd be very happy. If Nonis is still in a job by the draft then I'm very worried about free agency, the only thing that can save his job now is if he pulls a miracle and manages to trade Clarkson and Robidas.
  7. Football Manager. The game that has influenced some of the worlds top managers into signing that 16 year old wonderkid from Brazil purely because he won the Ballon d'Or in their saves 10 years in however it is also the game that has destroyed the futures of many teenagers as they have stayed up all night scouting for that next Messi in the third division of Japan when they have an exam in school the next morning. I have fallen victim to one of the above and I'm sure you can guess which one After recently discovering this forum I was a little disappointed at the lack of Football (or soccer for you weird people across the pond) so I thought I would share with you one of my amazing journeys in the world of Football Manager. 22nd June 2014 ‚ÄčToday I received a call from Allen Bula, former Gibraltar National Team Manager and now Gibraltar FA Chairman who is leading the search for their new Manager. Allen had been a close friend of mine for years, he was four years older than me and had played in the youth team with me at Glacis United during our glory days in the 80s. "Joe you know what this is about, I saw you got your National A License last week on facebook so you're going to meet me at Champions Bar in 30 minutes and we'll finalise the deal. Okay? Okay." He hung up the phone as I was about to actually try and talk but he'd always been the same, Chatty B*****d we called him in the changing room. 25th June 2014 I arrived at the Elizabeth Hotel just after 2pm for the big day, I would be announced as the next manager of Gibraltar, 21 years after my 52nd and last game for Gibraltar as a Defender, possibly the best to have ever donned the Gibraltar jersey according to many, 'Magic Murph' I was called. 4pm on the dot and I walked into the Presidential room, used only for large media events. I sat down at the table with a smile on my face as I suddenly realised what was happening, this was the start of something big. John Robbins : "There is a lot of pressure on national managers to hit the ground running and produce results from the off. Are you confident that you will be able to get a good start as the manager of Gibraltar? Joe Murphy : " I have confidence that we can hit the ground running, we aren't the biggest team but I'm hopeful we can pull off some upsets." JR : " In the modern ear players are put under greater demands by the sheer number of matches they play for their clubs. Will you be looking to develop a positive relationship with other managers in orders in order to find ways to prevent players 'burning out' when on international duty?" JM : " I have a job to do and I will select the players I believe give us the best chance of winning, that may upset some domestic managers but I am paid to do a job" JR : " Scott Wiseman is widely regarded to be key to any future success that the Gibraltar national team may have, do you agree?" JM : " Scott is a wonderful talent and of course, any manager lucky enough to work with him would do everything in their power to maximise his effectiveness" JR : " Will you be looking to change the captain or allow Roy Chipolina to continue?" JM : " This is a fresh start and I have a few new names in mind for the role"
  8. Hey, my name is Joe. My attention was brought to this beautiful place by Chris who invited me to the Steam Group so I thought I would check it out and it was damn pretty. I am mainly play Football Manager 2015 and have been playing the FM series since 2011 which was the game that introduced to me to in-depth management and simulation games. Since then I've put in thousands of hours every year to football manager games which has actually destroyed a relationship, call me crazy but I wasn't leaving the house with 5 games left and promotion a realistic possibility. Anyway hopefully I'll see you around this place. Byee