Journeyman Episode 11: Topping the league

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Football Manager 2018 Journeyman save – September 2017 – Topping the league

Amit Bose completes Tynecastle scouting team

05.09.2017 | Amit Bose has been signed by Tynecastle FC as a scout. The 35-year-old former Broughty Athletic player has signed a one year deal with the club from the EOS Premier. Bose is the club’s third scout signing of the season, following the signings of Stewart McKimmie (Chief Scout) and Mark Scally. “We want to be a professional football club and this adds to that”, said manager James Speed. “The recruitment team will be playing a big role in the development of this club and we are very happy to have signed Amit on a one-year deal. We are looking forward to work alongside him.”

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Tynecastle beats league leaders Lothian Thistle

10.09.2017 | Tynecastle FC have shown their strength after James Speed’s side beat league leaders Lothian Thistle 3-0 on their home turf. Young midfielder Donald Anderson gave the visitors an early lead after 13 minutes. Scott Muir then doubled Tynecastle’s lead with a close range finish into the bottom of the corner on 86 minutes. Just before the final whistle substitute Colin MacLean scored his first goal for Tynecastle, completing the 3-0 score. With the win over Lothian Thistle, Tynecastle have now won all of their four league games and are currently sitting in second place on goal difference behind Leith.

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Blow for Tynecastle as club loses star player to injury

15.09.2017 | Tynecastle FC’s leading goalscorer Paul Esslemont will be out for at least five weeks after the striker injured his calf during a training session. The 18-year-old forward, who has scored four goals in four games for Tynecastle this season, suffered a calf strain after straining for the ball. He will be out for at least five weeks, but could be out for at least two months. “A big blow for the team”, says manager James Speed. “But we are confident Colin MacLean will be an excellent replacement. The fact he scored his first goal during our last game will be a big confidence boost for the lad.

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Vintage display ensures Tynecastle victory

17.09.2017 | Tynecastle FC taught University of Sterling a lesson at Fernieside Ground this afternoon. James Speed’s side dominated the game from start to end, only to concede a fluke goal after an hour of play. Colin MacLean showed his manager he does not have to worry about the absence of his star striker by opening the score after only four minutes of play.

Just after the half hour mark, centre-back Scott McGlynn headed his team to a 2-0 lead, scoring from a corner. In the second half Josh Wilson looked to bring back hope for the visitors after a mistake by Tynecastle’s goalkeeper Mark Walters. However, Tynecastle stayed firm and managed to hold onto the lead, grabbing a deserved 2-1 win which marks their fifth straight win in the EOS Premier.

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Speed happy with team’s progress in the league

20.09.2017 | James Speed has been in charge at Tynecastle FC for three months and the young English manager has settled in well. The 28-year-old lead his team to five straight victories in the league, putting forward his club as one of the contenders for promotion. Despite their impressive start, Speed refuses to talk about a potential championship.

“Let’s face it, none of us expected us to start the season like this. After our difficult preseason, we are surprised as well that the lads are playing like this at the moment”, Speed said. “The mix in the team is good and we have some quality players on board. Where the season will end for us? Difficult to say, but I am happy with out start and I hope to continue our unbeaten run for some games.”


MacLean sends Tynecastle to top spot in EOS Premier

25.09.2017 | Two goals from Colin MacLean ensured Tynecastle moved to the top of the EOS Premier after a strong 3-0 win over fellow league leaders Leith. Much was expected from the game between the two top teams, but fans who were at the Muirhouse Sports Ground were left disappointed with the teams first half performances.

The game came alive after the break with Colin MacLean scoring a placed shot on 52 minutes. The striker then scored his second goal of the game on 73 minutes after a well executed break from Tynecastle. Scott McGlynn aided in the festivities after the centre-back scored a well-timed header after a corner from man of the match Darren Miller.

Tynecastle have notched up six straight wins and lie in 1st place in the EOS Premier.

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Tynecastle break EOS Premier consecutive wins record

26.09.2017 | New league leaders Tynecastle FC have broken their first EOS Premier record. The club has set new marks for most games won in a row, which is at six after the club managed to beat Leith 3-0. Tynecastle’s winning run stands at six EOS Premier games between Sunday 6th August 2017 and Sunday 24th September 2017.

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