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Diamond in the Rough
panicmaster
Guess it won't be his last WC Grin But great experience for now!

Option B. A & C would contain, they won't be able to spend time together in the future and that would be hard for him, he seems to like her. And this could slowdown his progress.

+1 Flat
+2 Recovery
 
J0P3D
+3 Sprint

Going with Option B on this one Grin
 
DavidCorperial
+3 Time Trial

Option B
 
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Monthly Review

The final four games of the season. Looking at the standings, we could finish anywhere from fourth to seventh. Meanwhile, it's two-team race at the top between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk for the league title.

Match Day #33 at Cork City (15-10-6)
October 2, 2020
Nearly 5,000 in attendance, third-largest crowd Limerick has seen.

Spoiler
Cork City 2, Limerick FC 0

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Summary: Two quick first-half goals had Limerick FC scrambling to get back in the match. One shot on goal and 23 fouls wasn't going to cut it.

Rating: 6.5 - Poor stamina control and form.

Player of Game: Joel Coustrain, Cork City (8.8)

Match Day #34 vs. Galway United (12-16-5)
October 16, 2020
Three-way tie for 5th in the league between Limerick, Galway and Derry.

Spoiler
Limerick FC 3, Galway United 0

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Summary: Brighton and Hove Albion U23 star loanee Aaron Connolly kicks off the scoring with his fifth goal in seven games with Limerick. Following an unfortunate own goal, long-time Limerick captain Shane Duggan sealed the 3-0 victory.

Rating: DNP - Late scratch over fitness concerns.

Player of Game: Shane Duggan, Limerick FC (8.6)

Match Day #35 vs. Shamrock Rovers (25-6-2)
October 23, 2020
A chance to possibly ruin the Rovers title dreams.

Spoiler
Limerick FC 3, Shamrock Rovers 1

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Summary: Limerick rains on Shamrock's parade. Three goals after the 67th minute overcomes an early goal by Shamrock. The final dagger came off the boot of Marcus Diamond.

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Rating: 7.8 - Fifth goal for Limerick. Found the open space with a well-timed run to support our attackers. Also got my first assist with the team on a through ball to Lee Lynch to score what turned out to be the game-winning goal.

Player of Game: Marcus Diamond, Limerick FC (7.8)

Match Day #36 at Bray Wanderers (7-17-11)
October 29, 2020
Wanderers don't want relegation; Limerick has a shot at 4th place.

Spoiler
Limerick FC 2, Bray Wanderers 0

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Summary: Limerick doesn't allow a shot on target to end the season on a three-game winning streak. Ben Folami and Nathan Tormey with the goals. Goal difference, however, ultimately keeps Limerick in fifth place.

Rating: 6.7 - Tacked on a second assist for the season.

Player of Game: Jack Barthram, Limerick FC (7.6)

League Standings (36/36 Games Played)

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FAI Cup Bracket

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Calendar

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Evaluation

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Training Ground
*Community Growth Development*

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- Each member gets 5.0 points to spread however they like over the 36 attributes listed above. One post per member.
- Stats work on a decimal system starting at 1.0.
- Stats are bumped up in FM when they hit that number, ex. 2.9 = 2 in-game, and 13.4 = 13 stat in-game.
- The decimal numbers will remain hidden.
- There is a threshold for each stat when more points are needed to increase that stat. It's start off on a 1-to-1 scale where 1 point equals 1 stat upgrade. However, the scales get exponentially further and further apart the closer that stat gets to the maximum of 20. The increasing scale will also remain a mystery and is different from the cycling progression scale.
-Comment below to provide stat upgrades.

Request: With the season finished, now is good time for Marcus Diamond to chat with Team President Pat O'Sullivan and bring up any concerns or suggestions.

(Option A) "Everything is going great, can wait for next season!"

(Option B) "I'd like to discuss a possible pay raise."

(Option C) "Could I get loaned out to a more prestigious club?"

(Option D) "I no longer wish to be a part of the club. Release me."

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panicmaster
+5 Stamina

Not an easy decision.. Would go with B or D, not sure what would be the best choice..
 
sammyt93
+5 Determination

Option B,

I think another season here would be beneficial to him, and seeing as his squad status is key player instead of the squad player that got loaned out when we signed his contract I think he has definitely earned the pay rise.

Especially as the Irish season runs asynchronous to the English season so if he continues to perform well the English summer window will be when his contract is 6 months old so they might be interested in him again by then.
 
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Monthly Review

Three one-day races to wrap up the season. Hopes of promotion went out of the window when INM's climbing prospect Edward Dunbar decided to forfeit the rest of his season after eight race days due to an undisclosed dispute with management.

While Dunbar joins Liquigas next season and Hugo Hofstetter is headed to Dimension Data. I'm stuck here, on a team that is projected to get relegated to the CT circuit. There are rumors the team might just fold if that happens.

Race Day #32 at Tour de Vendee
October 6, 2020
Four Frenchman top the favourites list aiming to win on home soil.

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Spoiler
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Summary: Ugly day with rain and multiple crashes. Casper Pedersen jumps the sprinters to steal the win.

Result: 19th - Didn't crash, I'll take that as a win. Lead team sprinter Hugo Hofstetter did go down and was one of seven cyclists to withdraw.

1Casper PedersenIsrael Cycling Academy5h11'26
2Arnaud DĂ©mareGroupama - FDJs.t.
3Tosh Van Der SandeWanty - Groupe Goberts.t.
4Jasha SĂĽtterlinMovistar Teams.t.
5Lilian CalmejaneMovistar Teams.t.

Race Day #33 at Tre Valli Varesine
October 9, 2020
A farewell race for 40-year-old Alejandro Valverde.

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Spoiler
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Summary: Everything kicks off on climb to the finish. The remaining seven breakaway riders see their one-minute advantage disappear.

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The Italians don't mess around on home soil. Nicola Bagioli with the win and seven Italians finished inside the Top 10.

Result: 26th - Kept my head down and did my best to keep up on the climb to the finish line. Legs are extremely sore, need a vacation. But, hey, at least I beat Valverde who finished right next to me in 27th.

1Nicola BagioliNIPPO - Vini Fantini5h03'05
2Felix GallTeam Vorarlberg Santics.t.
3Gianluca BrambillaTrek - Segafredos.t.
4Rudy MolardAG2R La Mondiales.t.
5Simone ConsonniBahrain - Meridas.t.

Race Day #34 at Japan Cup
October 21, 2020
Let's try to end this season with a bang.

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Spoiler
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Summary: The peloton was whittled down to eight cyclists before getting to a sprint finish with lapped traffic trying to get out of the way.

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A victory for 22-year-old Luxembourg youngster Michel Ries. The biggest win of his career so far. Keep an eye out for him in the future.

Result: 12th - Got thrown off the back on the penultimate climb, but kept my tempo and nearly worked my way back for a Top 10 finish. I finished 1'17" behind Ries. But, 12th is my best finish in this race after placing 26th in 2019 and 25th in 2018.

1Michel RiesEfapel4h34'45
2Sergey ChernetskiyBennelong SwissWellnesss.t.
3Jonathan LastraEfapels.t.
4Hermann PernsteinerFelbermayr Simplon Welss.t.
5Meron TeshomeEuskadi Basque Countrys.t.

Calendar

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DateRaceWinner
2-OctBinche - Chimay - BincheKristoffer Halvorsen
3-OctSparkassen Münsterland GiroJérémy Lecroq
4-OctParis - BourgesNeilson Powless
6-OctTour de VendéeCasper Pedersen
6-OctGiro dell'EmiliaEgan Arley Bernal
7-OctParis - ToursDaniel Hoelgaard
7-OctGran Premio Bruno BhegelliGianluca Brambilla
9-OctPresidential Cycling Tour of TurkeyUrtzi Dominguez
9-OctTre Valli VaresineNicola Bagioli
10-OctMilano - TorinoHugh Carthy
11-OctGran PiemonteJack Haig
13-OctIl LombardiaDaniel Martin
13-OctTacx Pro ClassicJasper Philipsen
14-OctChrono des NationsMikkel Bjerg
16-OctGree-Tour of GuangxiNeilson Powless
21-OctJapan Cup Cycle Road RaceMichel Ries

Evaluation

*To be updated in the upcoming 2020 Season Review post.*

Workplace Relations (Resolved): To keep his place on the team for next season, Marcus Diamond buried any feeling he had for Alex Vogel; pretty much locking himself in the friend zone.

Meanwhile, to take his mind off things, Diamond is packing his bags to go on holiday. Any suggestions on where he should go?

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jandal7
Wouldn't be ideal if INM folds due to the usefulness of being in Ireland anyway with Limerick Sad

Also just noticed the updating you do on the first posts, really cool Grin
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Season Recap

I joined the team at the halfway point of the season after being loaned out to AFC Hornchurch. In 17 league appearances, I scored five goals and provided two assists for a 6.99 rating. Plus, I was named Player of the Match four times and got on the Irish Premier Division Team of the Week twice.

Team Leaders

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Player Leaders

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Team Stats

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Evaluation

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*Diamond is currently on holiday, so no training ground*

More money?: Marcus Diamond's request for a raise was turned down by the club president, "Now really isn't a good time Marcus."

The next day, Limerick FC head coach Sam Allardyce accepted the manager position at Northampton (Sky Bet League Two). New coach coming to Limerick for the 2021 season.

The opening was filled quickly. A week later, Roddy Collins was appointed.

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Season Recap

Despite a solid season, I couldn't save INM from relegation. A couple days later, INM pulled its sponsorship from the team. Just as myself and my teammates started to scramble looking for a new job, a new local sponsor stepped in.

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The newest Irish Continental Cycling Team on the block is EvoPro Racing. Team manager is Ireland native and ex-professional Morgan Fox. Very thankful for the opportunity and for the fact that I don't have to move again.

Cycling World Overview

Important Races

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Pro Tour Standings

TeamIndividual
1Team Sky12654Miguel Angel LopezW52 FC Porto3885
2Michelton - Scott8874Egan Arley BernalTeam Sky3565
3Movistar Team8521Romain BardetAG2R La Mondiale2743
4Bora – hansgrohe8176Nairo QuintanaMovistar Team2653
5AG2R La Mondiale7900Simon YatesMichelton - Scott2520
6Quick-Step Floors7697Vincenzo NibaliBahrain - Merida2122
7Groupama - FDJ7690Marc SolerMovistar Team2081
8Astana Pro Team7576Bob JungelsQuick-Step Floors2014
9Bahrain - Merida6875Adam YatesMichelton - Scott1879
10Cofidis, Solutions Crédits6566Thibaut PinotGroupama - FDJ1816

Continental Tour Standings

TeamIndividual
1Trek - Segafredo3391Giulio CicconeBardiani CSF3885
2Vital Concept2478Jérémy LecroqSt Michel - Auber 933565
3Wanty2384Fabio FellineTrek - Segafredo2743
4INM2142Tejay Van GarderenMeridiana Kamen Team2653
5Bardiani CSF2088Gianluca BrambillaTrek - Segafredo2520
6Sport Vlaanderen2016Valerio ContiAndroni Giocattoli2122
7WB Aqua Protect2000Tim MerlierVĂ©randa's Willems2081
8Androni Giocattoli1804Urtzi DominguezNIPPO -  Vini Fantini2014
9NIPPO -  Vini Fantini1697Timothy DupontTeam Sunweb1879
10VĂ©randa's Willems1648Sebastian HenaoWanty1816

Most Wins

CyclistNationTeamWins
1Niklas MärklGermanyTeam Lotto - Kern Haus22
2Dusan RajovicSerbiaSovac - Natura4Ever22
3Alan BanaszekPolandPolartec Kometa21
4Christophe LaporteFranceCofidis, Solutions Crédits17
5Jasper PhilipsenBelgiumCofidis, Solutions Crédits15
6Fernando GaviriaColombiaMichelton - Scott12
7Miguel Angel LopezColombiaW52 FC Porto11
8Dylan TeunsBelgiumMovistar Team10
9Fabio JakobsenNetherlandsQuick-Step Floors10
10Marcel KittelGermanyBahrain - Merida10

VĂ©lo d'Or

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Marcus Diamond Overview

Results

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Ranking

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Transfers

Top Free Agents

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New Teams/Sponsors

Division2020 Team2021 Team
PTTeam Sky>>>The Guardian
PTBORA - hansgrohe >>>T-Mobile
CTGazprom-RusVelo>>>Rosneft
CTINM>>>EvoPro Racing
CTRoompot>>>Team TomTom

2021 EvoPro Racing

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A more in-depth team preview in an upcoming update.

Evaluation

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*Diamond is currently on holiday, so no training ride*

Calendar Selection: The move back down to the CT division brings a different calendar, how should Marcus Diamond handle his schedule?

(Option A) Strictly regional around Europe with no initial scheduling conflicts between his race days and Limerick FC schedule.

(Option B) Some travel to the bigger European races that could overlap with his football schedule.

(Option C) International traveler who is willing to sacrifice football games to get cycling exposure outside of Europe.

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panicmaster
Would go with A... He can show himself on the regional races and can participate in bigger races next year maybe with a bigger team then..
 
sammyt93
Option A, He should avoid conflict with his football schedule as he looks like he is about to break out and play well enough to get a big transfer.

Also he should try to avoid the extra travelling and fatigue that would come from the bigger races or even worse the International ones as that will only have a negative influence on both disciplines.
 
jandal7
Option B, he’s too good for CT and needs to get noticed. Avoids too much clash with football where he also as Sammy said could and should be moving up soon.
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Option B

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Monthly Review

Optimism in the air, a new season is nearly upon us. The winter transfer season is also right around the corner. Before any players are poached or brought in, here is a look at the preliminary 2021 Limerick FC squad.

The Team

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New head coach Roddy Collins is still trying to piece the starting XI together at the moment. For those returning to the team, not much of a change tactic wise as Collins will probably stay with the 4-2-3-1 Wide formation, at least early on.

Limerick FC is predicted to finish 7th in the league standings. Marcus Diamond has been tabbed as key player to watch this season in the league. The only Limerick player to receive any preseason recognition.

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Here is rest of the 2021 Limerick FC roster (at the moment):

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Evaluation

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Offseason Training Ground
*Community Growth Development*

Spoiler
- Each member gets 5.0 points to spread however they like over the 36 attributes listed above. One post per member.
- Stats work on a decimal system starting at 1.0.
- Stats are bumped up in FM when they hit that number, ex. 2.9 = 2 in-game, and 13.4 = 13 stat in-game.
- The decimal numbers will remain hidden.
- There is a threshold for each stat when more points are needed to increase that stat. It's start off on a 1-to-1 scale where 1 point equals 1 stat upgrade. However, the scales get exponentially further and further apart the closer that stat gets to the maximum of 20. The increasing scale will also remain a mystery and is different from the cycling progression scale.
-Comment below to provide stat upgrades.

Putting in Extra Work: Marcus Diamond can pick up a new player trait if he receives 25 or more training points this month. Suggest a player trait that Diamond should learn, one trait will be chosen at random if enough training is put in.

A summary of possible player traits can be found here.

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panicmaster
+2Aggression
+2Leadership
+1Acceleration

Not sure about the player traits so no suggestion from me.
 
jandal7
Tries Killer Balls

+2 Acceleration
+2 Flair
+1 Teamwork

Good luck, let's hope for a breakout (of this league) season for Marcus Grin
30/12/14 - matt17br said "Sutty's birthday is more important than [Jesus' Birthday]"
[ICL] Santos-Euskadi | The Life And Times | [PCT] i.imgur.com/c85NSl6.png Xero Racing
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jaxika
Awesome story. Just read the whole from A to Z. Greetings. Im a big FM fan too Smile

+5 Determination
Shoots with power
 
sammyt93
+5 Positioning

Tries Killer Balls Often
 
Aquarius97
+5 Jumping Reach

Dictates Tempo
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