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Ashez Plays The Caretaker Challenge

Hello and welcome to my latest career thread! It turns out i've been on a real FMM kick of late and i just couldn't wait for @PriZe to pass our Inception save back so i started something new. As the title reveals i'll be playing the Caretaker challenge which is an old challenge posted by Rafa that i've always wanted to do. It's a team based challenge which i'm typically not the biggest fan of but this year has been all about me playing the games in different ways to what i'm used to and with Prize and myself having a big project in the works now felt like the right time to jump into it. 

What Is The Caretaker Challenge?

The Caretaker challenge is fairly simple but it guarantees each season is different so hopefully the journey will be interesting. The idea of the save is to act as a caretaker manager so at the start of the save you have to holiday until at least September then start looking for a job. Once you have a job you have to battle until the end of the season and achieve as much as you can. Come the last day of the season you must resign and start the process again. The challenge itself has no end goal so this career is pretty open ended, however i do have two aims i'd like to try and achieve which could serve as the endpoint with those aims being winning a major trophy and/or the Champions League. The aim of winning the Champions League is my true end goal but i might settle for say a Premier League title, it all depends on how i feel about the save and how you guys respond to it i suppose. 

The Starting Setup

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Stripped down to the basics while loading my favourite leagues to manage in. 

 

Does this career really need an opening post explaining everything? Hell no! Let's just crack on with the show! 

Season One

The Job Centre

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The Offers Come Rolling In!

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I'm already a man in demand! Let's have a closer look. 

Stockport

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Oh, really not that appealing! 

Dartford

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Decisions, decisions. 

 

We'll Be The Caretaker Of......

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We have our job, now let's do some damage! 

The Starting Point

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Closer to relegation than the league title but we are only 13 points behind. 

 

How The Season Unfolded

This is going to be an unusual approach of posting by myself, in short i took loads of screenshots as i played so the season is going to play out for you as it did for me. I thought it would be more interesting than just a season review type update. Hopefully you enjoy it, if you'd rather my usual style please let me know as this takes a lot longer to put together lol. 

Start Until January First

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Our First Match At Dartford And In Management

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Not an ideal start!

The First Win

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Hopefully this is the start of a run!

Statement Victories!

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We're starting to click! 

October & November
Form

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Really putting a solid run together now!

A Boxing Day Gift

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December To Remember!

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End Of Year League Table

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Nine points off top but we've flown up the table so far this season. 

 

Transfers

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January Second To End Of Season

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The Year Starts In Defeat

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Disappointing but at least it was exciting! 

Table 25 Matches In

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We play Welling next in a make or break match!

Welling Away

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Our title challenge survives just about!

League Table On February First

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We've played a game more but we're in touching distance! 

The February Crumble!

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Bloody frustrating! We get close then just let it all fall apart!

Regained Form? Is It Too Late?

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Seven massive points between us. 

League Table After 35 Matches

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Seven down to three!

Remaining Fixtures

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21 points available and we only need to pull three back? Is the title on?

Playoffs Secured

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It's Down To A Point!

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Come on Dartford! 

Table After 39 Matches

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Going down to the wire!

Match 40

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You couldn't make it up! We both mess up but we do get that vital point!

Match 41

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Another statement win! Winner takes all now baby!

My last Match At Dartford

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YYYYEEEESSSSSSSS!

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What drama!

 

The Season Review

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Final League Table

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A memorable starting point to my management career! 

Player Performances

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Goals

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Assists

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Average Rating

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Most Important Player/s

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This section can be whoever i enjoyed using the most or who had the most impact on the save. 

Corby Moore
Stats

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Results

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Moore had a massive impact once he signed for the club as his performances shows. 

 

Manager Profile

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Time To Say Goodbye

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Thanks for the opportunity Dartford but it's time for me to move on. 

I just wonder what Season Two could bring?

As always thank you for viewing and please remember to leave a comment. 

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Great read that was! Love the challenge too btw. Perfect for those who love moving around. "The Traveler" "The Wanderer" :) refreshing to see something new here as well. Looking forward to your next gig.

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47 minutes ago, BatiGoal said:

Great read that was! Love the challenge too btw. Perfect for those who love moving around. "The Traveler" "The Wanderer" :) refreshing to see something new here as well. Looking forward to your next gig.

It's been a really fun save i'm not gonna lie, been extremely addicted to it. A nice stress free save to play alongside the Inception save. It's a challenge i've wanted to do since it was created but i also thought it was lacking somewhat as i don't usually like the more basic saves but it's fresh to me so been enjoyable, it's not something i could play often but just this once it's been awesome. I just hope you guys enjoy it now haha. 

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Congrats on the league win man that was close

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12 minutes ago, Rjgreeno said:

Congrats on the league win man that was close

It was pretty intense! Thanks for the comment :) 

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Good work on winning the title, here's hoping you land a job higher up the ladder now! 

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A great way to win the title, onto a football league club now?

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57 minutes ago, danieljp said:

Good work on winning the title, here's hoping you land a job higher up the ladder now! 

Cheers mate! Yeah hopefully we can move onto bigger things next year. Just luck of the draw what jobs available come September on wards. 

53 minutes ago, danovic78 said:

A great way to win the title, onto a football league club now?

Hopefully! Wouldn't appreciate wasting another year this low haha. 

Thanks for the comments lads :)

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Mate absolutely loving this save! Keep up the great work

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Great save dude and a real nail bitter 

KIU looking forward to seeing what season 2 might have in store for us

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It would be funny if you got a job in Scottland before all those UK Challenge folks :)

 

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So how does this actually work?

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Great job mate. This career looks very unique and interesting to follow. Good luck and KIU

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2 hours ago, kylieboi88 said:

Mate absolutely loving this save! Keep up the great work

Thanks mate :) 

2 hours ago, Taff said:

Great save dude and a real nail bitter 

KIU looking forward to seeing what season 2 might have in store for us

Good to know you'll enjoy one of my saves at least ;)

1 hour ago, veerus said:

It would be funny if you got a job in Scottland before all those UK Challenge folks :)

 

Haha, I didn't think of that! Only time will tell :)

40 minutes ago, PriZe said:

So how does this actually work?

I started unemployed and holidayed until September 1st and started looking for a job. At the end of the season I resigned so I go into season 2 unemployed and I'll again holiday until September 1st and try and get a new job etc. Idea is to climb the leagues and just see what I can achieve constantly "saving clubs" and so on. I'm hoping to be able to claim a CL trophy or a PL trophy from this method. Understand?

14 minutes ago, Real_Random said:

Great job mate. This career looks very unique and interesting to follow. Good luck and KIU

Thanks, it's one that has always appealed. With how popular team based challenges are ATM and with me wanting a relaxing save it just felt like now or never :) 

Thanks for the fantastic support lads :D. 

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Really good idea, this should test your ability to win the big trophies!

Will follow this mate, and good luck, a very good challenge!

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41 minutes ago, Ashez said:

Thanks mate :) 

Good to know you'll enjoy one of my saves at least ;)

Haha, I didn't think of that! Only time will tell :)

I started unemployed and holidayed until September 1st and started looking for a job. At the end of the season I resigned so I go into season 2 unemployed and I'll again holiday until September 1st and try and get a new job etc. Idea is to climb the leagues and just see what I can achieve constantly "saving clubs" and so on. I'm hoping to be able to claim a CL trophy or a PL trophy from this method. Understand?

Thanks, it's one that has always appealed. With how popular team based challenges are ATM and with me wanting a relaxing save it just felt like now or never :) 

Thanks for the fantastic support lads :D. 

I enjoy all your saves even if I don't root for you every time

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39 minutes ago, mcandrew003 said:

Really good idea, this should test your ability to win the big trophies!

Will follow this mate, and good luck, a very good challenge!

Thanks for the support :)

14 minutes ago, Taff said:

I enjoy all your saves even if I don't root for you every time

Haha, I know mate! Only teasing haha :D 

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2 hours ago, Ashez said:

I started unemployed and holidayed until September 1st and started looking for a job. At the end of the season I resigned so I go into season 2 unemployed and I'll again holiday until September 1st and try and get a new job etc. Idea is to climb the leagues and just see what I can achieve constantly "saving clubs" and so on. I'm hoping to be able to claim a CL trophy or a PL trophy from this method. Understand?

Yeah, you already mentioned it in the DM, but since you cba to put it in the OP i wanted you to explain it again :P :laugh:

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1 hour ago, PriZe said:

Yeah, you already mentioned it in the DM, but since you cba to put it in the OP i wanted you to explain it again :P :laugh:

It is in the OP........:s 

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Great idea for a challenge! awesome with 120+ goals :)

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4 hours ago, AndersJ said:

Great idea for a challenge! awesome with 120+ goals :)

Cheers mate! Yeah the goals were flowing this season for sure! 

So is everybody happy with this posting style? Actually bothering to follow the season etc? Just want to give you guys the best experience :). 

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Yes indeed! Keep it comming 

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Wooots can't wait for the next job! Im the type of person who likes to jump clubs to pull them up so im definitely following this closely! Great job on tad title win also!

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Wow, nice idea ! I'll be following this one with great interest. Nice 1st season, KIU !

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4 hours ago, AndersJ said:

Yes indeed! Keep it comming 

Awesome :D 

1 hour ago, salohcin said:

Wooots can't wait for the next job! Im the type of person who likes to jump clubs to pull them up so im definitely following this closely! Great job on tad title win also!

I usually tend not to move often and I've never moved this often before haha. I don't think I've played a save like this since the PSP days so it's all rather exciting :) 

49 minutes ago, Gonzolito said:

Wow, nice idea ! I'll be following this one with great interest. Nice 1st season, KIU !

Thanks mate :D 

Really surprised at how well this has gone down! You really can't predict this site haha. Thank you all :) 

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Ashez Plays The Caretaker Challenge
Season Two

Sorry for the delay in posting this update, i hoped to get it out quickly as a thanks for the fantastic responses the first update received but real life and mainly Zelda got in the way! Today however does indeed bring with it the second update of the career so sit back and relax as this journey continues to unfold in front of your eyes! Last year we managed to start our management career while also picking up our first trophy with Dartford, now let's see what season two brings to the table.

The Job Centre

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I holiday until September as instructed to by the challenge and a month later we received our first offer.  

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Let's take a closer look.

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It was an opportunity to skip a few levels of the English Leagues which was appealing but bottom half of the table in League One isn't the most glamorous of opportunities. However these early seasons are all about gaining a bigger reputation so maybe we should take it?

 

We'll Be The Caretaker Of....

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We can't afford to be picky at this stage, let's crack on in League One!

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The Starting Point

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It turns out the League title isn't too far out of question! It'll take a lot but what's nine points this early in a campaign? We can dream right?

 

How The Season Unfolded

The Start Until January First

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The First Match

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A very good start indeed!

Time To Return Home

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We hammer my home town team which leaves us with mixed emotions. 

Table On November First

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We fly up the table and cut the needed points to three! 

October & November Results

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Can anything stop us?

Table On December First

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Top of the tree!

A Statement Has Been Made

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Table for end of year the same so not bothered double posting it. 

 

Transfers

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Only the players involving no fee were my deals as my manager profile will show. Always wanted to use BWP's and now is my chance, let's hope he fires us to glory!

 

January Second To End Of Season

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The Magic Of The Cup

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A night dreams and plenty of children were made in Bradford!

From Magic To Luck

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Progress is all that matters. 

Then The Luck Ran Out

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This was extremely disappointing!

The FA Cup Dream Ends

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The lads left everything on the pitch, i can't ask for more. 

Will The Heartbreak Of January Ever End?

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Some bloody attempted come back though

January Results

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A very up and down month!

Table On February First

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Thankfully we are still six points clear. 

Table On March First

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We've extended our lead!

Shrewsbury Come To Visit

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We complete the double. 

A Dozen Clear

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The end is near. 

Play Off's Secured & An International Among Us

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The Day Has Come

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We have back to back titles baby!

Current Table

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Remaining Fixtures

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With that the season is basically over so let's just progress with the update. 

 

Season Review

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Final League Table

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Player Performances

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Awards

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Goals

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The goals were flowing!

Assists

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AvR

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Most Important Player/s

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It would be cruel to only highlight one player as two of my strikers were just sensational this season so let's take a look at them both. 

Marley Watkins
Stats

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Results

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The AI did well here, what a signing he turned out to be!

James Hanson
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The ideal big man up top

Results

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They were the perfect partnership in my front three, a real dream team at this level. 

 

Manager Information

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Profile

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Two seasons and two title, i can't complain!

Trophy Cabinet

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Only One Thing Left To Do

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I wonder what season three will bring to the table, any predictions?

I've said my goodbye's to Bradford and unfortunately i must now say them to you as this seasons update has came to an end. 

As always thank you for viewing and please remember to leave a comment.

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Back to back titles with teams tad are not meant to do so is juz incredible! And u used a formation w 3 up front? Are u using 433? Cos i cant seem to find the right combination for a 433 formation in this yr's version. But anyway, great job overall! Seems like u can replace moyes if he gets sacked HAHAHAHA and still push sunderland to the top half of the table!

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17 minutes ago, salohcin said:

Back to back titles with teams tad are not meant to do so is juz incredible! And u used a formation w 3 up front? Are u using 433? Cos i cant seem to find the right combination for a 433 formation in this yr's version. But anyway, great job overall! Seems like u can replace moyes if he gets sacked HAHAHAHA and still push sunderland to the top half of the table!

It's a 4123 to be accurate but i always call it a 433, unfortunately though i don't talk tactics. It's a decision i made a years go and one i plan on keeping. I'm sure there are plenty in the tactic forums and what not which could be used as a starting off point etc. 

Maybe i will end up at Sunderland at some point, only time will tell :D

Thanks for the comment. 

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Nice one, as usual ! I hope your next job will be in another country ;) 

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Who needs a theme or side challenges? The constant wandering - for some reason one of the catchy tunes from the 1980s popped to mind "They Call Me The Wanderer" - and makes it fun to follow. Now I should find a way to play that song in the background everytime I read your update :) great job!

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