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Journeyman Episode 9: Getting ready for the season

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Football Manager 2018 Journeyman save – July 2017 Part 2 – Getting ready for the season.

Young left winger signs for Tynecastle

18.07.2017 | Scott Muir is Tynecastle FC’s new left winger. The 18-year-old former St. Mirren player signed a non-contract at the club from the East of Scotland Premier League B. “We are happy to announce the signature of Scott Muir”, read the club’s statement on their official website. “Scott is a steady player that shows he is prepared to work hard for the team. With him on board, the options for the first team have increased for our manager James Speed.”


Experienced left full-back signs contract at Tynecastle

20.07.2017 | Tynceastle FC manager James Speed is delighted that his club has announced the signature of left full-back Gordon Forsyth. The 27-year-old brings a wide range of experience with him to the club and is expected to become the club’s first choice at the position of left full-back. “A great day for the club as we managed to fill another position in the team”, Speed was quoted by the club’s social media team. “The team is coming together really well and we are confident we can reach our goals this season if we manage to fill the other positions too.”


Tynecastle shows its potential against Gateshead

21.07.2017 | Despite a 2-1 loss against Gateshead, Tynecastle FC manager James Speed will be looking back with some pride to his team’s performances. The Scottish team showed its potential as they only lost by a small margin to Gateshead, who opened the score from the penalty spot just before the whistle for half-time.

A quick second goal in the second half gave the visitors a comfortable 0-2 lead, but they failed to create a bigger margin. Ten minutes before the end of the game the home side scored a stunning goal to bring the score back to 1-2. Despite the late goal, Gateshead would maintain their lead and grab the win.


Tynecastle board announce seasonal expectations

22.07.2017 | Newly appointed manager James Speed will have to lead his team into the top half of the Central Taxis East of Scotland Premier Division next season. The club’s board announced their competition expectations today. “We feel that this club should be able to finish inside the top 7 of the league”, the announcement read on the club’s official website. “We acknowledge that fighting for promotion or the title is still a bridge to far. We will be happy if the club manages to finish in the top half of the league.”


Speed’s men fall to late defeat away at Dundee

26.07.2017 | Tynecastle FC’s players and fans came away highly disappointed from their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Dundee University. Forward Ian Reid gave the home side the lead with a good header from just inside the six-yard box in the 79th minute. In a low-key affair, the fixture was marred by a succession of fouls by Tynecastle that prevented the match from ever truly getting into a rhythm.


EOS Premier Division title odds from William Hill

27.07.2017 | Kelty Hearts have been made 3-1 favourites to win the Central Taxis East of Scotland Premier Division title this season. The club is closely followed by Stirling Uni Reserves (5-1) and Tweedmouth (6-1), who are considered to be outsiders for the title.

James Speed’s Tynecastle FC has been given a 7-1 chance to win the title, which brings them in an expected fourth place at the end of the season 2017/2018. That would match their seasonal expectations, as announced by the club’s board.

Peebles, Ormiston and Eyemouth United are the three teams who are expected to be fighting against relegation at the end of the season.


Raith sends young left-back on loan to Tynecastle

30.07.2017 | Young left full-back Stevie Levein has been sent on a season-long loan to Tynecastle FC. The 18-year-old defender will be joining up with the club from the EOS Premier with an immediate effect. “Happy to be going out on loan to gain first team experience”, Levein posted on his social media account alongside a picture of him at the Tynecastle training ground.

James Speed, the club’s new appointed manager, is also happy to have signed a second left defender during the summer window. “From no left back we managed to fill this position in less than two weeks. Of course I am thrilled by this. Stevie is a talented player and will get his fair share of first team football this season.”


Tynecastle in disappointing collapse in final summer friendly

31.07.2017 | A gritty performance by Blackburn United saw them come away from Fernieside with a 2-1 win over Tynecastle FC. Winger Colin Donald got Tyneastle off to a flyer by scoring a close range finish into the bottom corner on 5 minutes.

The home side then managed to defend their lead for most part of the game, but a 70th minute strike from Gary McDonald ended Tynecastle’s small lead. Just before the end of the game Ross McGinn handed Blackburn the win after Russel Cunningham was penalised for pushing his opponent in the area.


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