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dafuge
01-02-2008, 15:17
This is the second in a series of monthly challenges which will run for one calendar month and involve playing just one season with a chosen team. Anyone can take part as many times as they like. The aim is simple, just do as well as possible in your one season in charge.

A running medals table will be kept, with only the highest entry form each user being entered. The current table looks like this:

Medals Leaderboard


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Username Gold Silver Bronze Challenges Played
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NeoAC 1 0 0 1
dafuge 0 1 0 1
CoachFlu 0 0 1 1
Jimbokav1971 0 0 1 1
migwar 0 0 0 1
Boskovic 0 0 0 1
African Warriors

With the Africa Cup of Nations at the Quarter Final Stage, it seems like a great time to take a visit to Africa.

The chosen team is African Warriors who play in the South African First Division (the Mvela Golden League). They are a club with almost no history since they were established in 2006, gaining promotion in their first ever season.


The Rules

Load a game with the South African leagues only, a large database (or smaller if preferred) and the attribute masking and the transfer boxes ticked. No additional players from any nation should be loaded.

The extra levels of detail that you can change while in the game are up to you.

Add a manager with automatic past experience and South African nationality only.

When you start the challenge, make sure you post a picture of your manager profile.

You may only sign players for whom you can obtain a scout or coach report for, this means you can only sign players from within your scouting restrictions or players who you can attract on trial to the club.

No external scouting utilities should be used and the database should be the official SI one with no non-graphical changes.

Exploiting the setting up of friendlies for reserve teams in order to make money is considered cheating.

Anything related to the challenge may be discussed in this thread, including players, tactics etc. Feel free to update as you want, I think a monthly update should be sufficient.

When you complete your season, post the following screenshots in your review:


League Tables
Squad
Transfer History
Finances Summary

The Expectations

The media prediction is 16th.

I ran a holiday game and the result ended in a 16th place league finish, with a 1st round exit in both cups and the embarrassment of a 14-0 league loss at the hands of F.C.A.K. can you do any better?

dafuge
01-02-2008, 15:17
This is the second in a series of monthly challenges which will run for one calendar month and involve playing just one season with a chosen team. Anyone can take part as many times as they like. The aim is simple, just do as well as possible in your one season in charge.

A running medals table will be kept, with only the highest entry form each user being entered. The current table looks like this:

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">Medals Leaderboard

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Username Gold Silver Bronze Challenges Played
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NeoAC 1 0 0 1
dafuge 0 1 0 1
CoachFlu 0 0 1 1
Jimbokav1971 0 0 1 1
migwar 0 0 0 1
Boskovic 0 0 0 1

</pre>


African Warriors

With the Africa Cup of Nations at the Quarter Final Stage, it seems like a great time to take a visit to Africa.

The chosen team is African Warriors who play in the South African First Division (the Mvela Golden League). They are a club with almost no history since they were established in 2006, gaining promotion in their first ever season.


The Rules

Load a game with the South African leagues only, a large database (or smaller if preferred) and the attribute masking and the transfer boxes ticked. No additional players from any nation should be loaded.

The extra levels of detail that you can change while in the game are up to you.

Add a manager with automatic past experience and South African nationality only.

When you start the challenge, make sure you post a picture of your manager profile.

You may only sign players for whom you can obtain a scout or coach report for, this means you can only sign players from within your scouting restrictions or players who you can attract on trial to the club.

No external scouting utilities should be used and the database should be the official SI one with no non-graphical changes.

Exploiting the setting up of friendlies for reserve teams in order to make money is considered cheating.

Anything related to the challenge may be discussed in this thread, including players, tactics etc. Feel free to update as you want, I think a monthly update should be sufficient.

When you complete your season, post the following screenshots in your review:

<UL TYPE=SQUARE> <LI>League Tables
<LI>Squad
<LI>Transfer History
<LI>Finances Summary[/list]


The Expectations

The media prediction is 16th.

I ran a holiday game and the result ended in a 16th place league finish, with a 1st round exit in both cups and the embarrassment of a 14-0 league loss at the hands of F.C.A.K. can you do any better?

aaberdeenn
01-02-2008, 18:53
Profile. (http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/1284/jamesknowlesprofilevs3.png)

aaberdeenn
01-02-2008, 20:11
Boy this is darn hard and no flipping scouts will apply. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon13.gif

Possible bug. The man of the match in this U19's game happens to be (http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9025/africanwarriorsunder19sah8.png) this 37 year old fella. (http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5001/makwinjisomaphiriprofilrr5.png)

Jimbokav1971
01-02-2008, 22:34
I've heard about dodgy African passports but that's pushing it a little.

Still, it's all experience http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Jimbokav1971
02-02-2008, 01:24
Just an idea dafuge, but if you make this the bottom sticky rather than the top sticky it might have more of an impact.

I have got into the habit of ignoring stickies and looking for the thread below the bottom sticky. It means that the sticky that most often catches my eye is the bottom one and not the top one.

This might be just because I have a low resolution and have to scroll down straight away just to see anything.

McMaster#28
02-02-2008, 02:13
Might as well have a go http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img172.imageshack.us/my.php?image=franciscoleprofilewm3.png

McMaster#28
02-02-2008, 02:48
This is our stadium http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Charles+Mopeli+Stadium&sll=-28.526019,28.823876&sspn=0.028769,0.057077&ie=UTF8&view=map&ll=-28.580763,28.832728&spn=0.007189,0.014269&t=h&z=17&om=0)

Jimbokav1971
02-02-2008, 03:07
I thought you were dead, (or at least on the other side of the World somewhere) http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

dafuge
02-02-2008, 03:12
Profile (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/awprofile.jpg)

Things look bleak when faced with a squad full of 16 year old regens. Looks like my first task is going to be trying to find a squad from somewhere.

aaberdeenn
02-02-2008, 03:26
No scout will bloomin' apply so it looks like I might have to scrap my LLM approach for this game and do a spot of headhunting. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Jimbokav1971
02-02-2008, 03:42
I've got to admit that I didn't play the January challenge by LLM rules because I couldn't get a scout either.

aaberdeenn
02-02-2008, 03:51
The January one was slightly easier though; at least you had a decent enough team to work with from the start. This is just a bunch of random 16 year olds.

I lost the first cup game 7-0. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon13.gif

PoopyPants
02-02-2008, 04:02
My Profile (http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii143/Poopinho/ManagerProfile.jpg)

This is my best player. A seven star winger!!! (http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii143/Poopinho/My7StarWinger.jpg)

Just signed him. (http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii143/Poopinho/MyBestPlayer.jpg) My first captain http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jimbokav1971
02-02-2008, 04:11
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PoopyPants:

Just signed him. (http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii143/Poopinho/MyBestPlayer.jpg) My first captain http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Are you sure?

He has influence of 3 http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

PoopyPants
02-02-2008, 04:40
Still the highest in my team http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

McMaster#28
02-02-2008, 06:03
Just got my first point in the league.
This is a tough challenge

CoachFlu
02-02-2008, 07:35
I'll have a go as well. Profile. (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/UlfChaocwarriors.jpg)

See if I can avoid getting the sack this time. A lot of work ahead, at first glance. 18 crappy youth players at the club, and the wage budget is already 90% spent. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Then again, expectations are a bit lower at this club, so maybe I'll last longer than three months this time.

XaW
02-02-2008, 07:48
I didn't see the challenge last month, but I'll have a go this time!

Profile (http://bildr.no/view/150342)

After a quick look at my squad(all 16 yr old regens), I'm terrified...

dafuge
02-02-2008, 07:50
Pre Season Review

I set out with the intention of finding some good players to fill my squad. I soon lowered my standards and just settled for any player I could find for each position. The players I have got are just hopeless, they are so far behind the other players in the league it is untrue.

My opening friendly against FS Stars ended in a 6-2 defeat with my team full of 16 year olds. A tour of Botswana followed, with three defeats and a draw. I did manage to beat my reserves 2-0 though which was a result.

My first game was in the cup vs FCAK. After getting excited at going 4-2 up, it all went downhill finally losing 4-6.

I seem to be 50/1 outsiders for every game apart from Hannover Park, where I am 1/10. I can't wait to see how bad they are if I am clear favourites.

XaW
02-02-2008, 08:28
Great (http://bildr.no/view/150364) start... http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon13.gif

dafuge
02-02-2008, 08:29
Hannover Park are really awful, just beat them 4-0 http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

XaW
02-02-2008, 08:56
No no no no no (http://bildr.no/view/150378)

XaW
02-02-2008, 08:58
That is the biggest loss I've had in my CM/FM playing ever....

dafuge
02-02-2008, 09:00
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by XaW:
No no no no no (http://bildr.no/view/150378) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes yes yes yes yes (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/tuks.jpg)

CoachFlu
02-02-2008, 09:05
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
Yes yes yes yes yes (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/tuks.jpg) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nice. The most pleasing aspect for me is that your only goal came from a striker I just signed as well. (before I saw your screenie)
http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

XaW
02-02-2008, 09:07
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CoachFlu:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
Yes yes yes yes yes (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/tuks.jpg) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nice. The most pleasing aspect for me is that your only goal came from a striker I just signed as well. (before I saw your screenie)
http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey, I've signed him aswell! but he and the whole lot of my other players wheren't eligeble for that match.... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

XaW
02-02-2008, 09:10
Why Oh Why are all my players ineligeble for my matches....all my DC's have a pace of below 3.....NOOOOO

dafuge
02-02-2008, 09:15
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by XaW:
Why Oh Why are all my players ineligeble for my matches....all my DC's have a pace of below 3.....NOOOOO </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did you register them with squad numbers?

XaW
02-02-2008, 09:21
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by XaW:
Why Oh Why are all my players ineligeble for my matches....all my DC's have a pace of below 3.....NOOOOO </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did you register them with squad numbers? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, for my fist match, none of my signings were available, for my second match 3 of them were eligeble, and hopefully to my next match most of them will be able to play....I dunno why

Truegunner
02-02-2008, 09:37
I want to have a go!

McMaster#28
02-02-2008, 10:07
At the half way stage.
Anyone even escaping relegation will have done very well http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=southafricanfirstdivisizn4.png

PoopyPants
02-02-2008, 10:17
My new striker. (http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii143/Poopinho/My2ndGame.jpg)

On his debut.

Pity about the score http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

dafuge
02-02-2008, 10:51
Half Way Review

Results (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/awresults.jpg)

Although there have been a lot of defeats I am pretty happy with the way the results have gone. I'm losing games, but not by a lot, hopefully in the second half of the season I can turn a few losses into draws. The two Park teams were dreadful so I'm glad I didn't drop any points there.

League Table (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/awleague.jpg)

This is actually my lowest position of the season. Relegation looks unlikely due to the two awful Park teams, so I'm going to set myself a target of finishing 12th.

Squad (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/awsquad.jpg)

All of them were brought in on free transfers, the striker is looking like my best signing.

DodgeeD
02-02-2008, 10:56
Nice to see you went with an African Challenge this month http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif (though not my African Nations idea http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

Anyway, I didn't have time to join the January challenge and my other game is starting a bit slowly so I'm going to give this a shot.

Here's my profile (http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6848/profilege5.jpg). Now to find some people who know how to kick a ball http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ridleys
02-02-2008, 11:29
I'll give it one a go http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif.

Profile (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/Profile0.jpg)

ThfcJoe
02-02-2008, 12:05
Ok, i'll give it a go. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

aaberdeenn
02-02-2008, 12:35
It may seem like I'm being a bit of a quitter but after giving it a go by LLM rules (I wanted to at least try) I've discovered that there is simply no point in progressing with this save. I'm getting thumped every game with my team of 16 year olds, no scouts will apply meaning I can't sign no-one, the season is already in pieces.

I do still have the save from the beginning so playing on the same profile I'll be starting again, and just sacking the whole LLM way for this game.

Sorry. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon13.gif

ThfcJoe
02-02-2008, 12:45
I'm starting the game, heres some screenshots:

Create Game (http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/9012/creategamecy7.png)

Profile (http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/8839/profileoc6.png)

Tell me if any of these are wrong.
Oh, and btw, can I post updates? Eg. Every month I say results, new signings etc.?

ThfcJoe
02-02-2008, 12:54
Oh crap. Just noticed I didn't mask attributes. I've created a new game with it ticked, will I have to send profile again?

dafuge
02-02-2008, 12:58
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ThfcJoe:
Oh crap. Just noticed I didn't mask attributes. I've created a new game with it ticked, will I have to send profile again? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The profile should be the same, just start again.

ThfcJoe
02-02-2008, 13:07
Ok. I'm sorry for asking too many questions, but do you think I could have a friendly with my U19's side? I'll get £0 of revenue.

ThfcJoe
02-02-2008, 13:18
Pre-Season Games:

African Warriors 3-5 FS Stars

aaberdeenn
02-02-2008, 13:21
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ThfcJoe:
Ok. I'm sorry for asking too many questions, but do you think I could have a friendly with my U19's side? I'll get £0 of revenue. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That would be perfectly fine. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

dafuge
02-02-2008, 13:37
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by aaberdeenn:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ThfcJoe:
Ok. I'm sorry for asking too many questions, but do you think I could have a friendly with my U19's side? I'll get £0 of revenue. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That would be perfectly fine. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Arranging friendlies in pre season is fine, the rule was just put there to warn people about exploiting the friendlies for cash issue.

ThfcJoe
02-02-2008, 13:42
Ok, I think i've got a starting XI for my first league gamehttp://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Milky2k6
02-02-2008, 14:15
Profile (http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/5734/profile2007ke9.png)

DodgeeD
02-02-2008, 14:22
Pre Season Round-up

The main priority, of course, was bringing in new players. It seems I ended up signing half of the squad from Tambo Cosmos http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif and a few from Luso Africa too. I also got Orlando pirates as a parent club. They will pay a whopping 500 quid a season. Unfortunately the two players they sent on loan were AMCs and I had already signed a couple of guys there...

Anyway, down to business. A decent result in our first friendly (http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/9873/1stfriendlynz5.jpg) as we came back in the second half to secure the win. We then had a pre-season tour of Namibia, where we won one, drew one and lost two.

We got a home tie against FC Cape Town in the First Division cup. Predictably we were 50-1 outsiders for the win. However, we defies those odds as we pulled off a 2-1 win!!! (http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5380/cup1stroundea9.jpg) We have a quarter final tie now away to Maritzburg United. Let's see if we can make the semis http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

CoachFlu
02-02-2008, 14:41
September 1st 2007

Pre-season over, and the season is underway.
I managed to sign 17 players on a free transfer, and a handful more on loan.
I'm reasonably pleased with squad depth and quality. I think it'll still be a fierce battle against relegation, but I did manage to bring in some decent players for every position.

Filling the goalie position was the toughest task. I only managed to find one goalie willing to sign, who is better than the 16 year olds in the squad, but still not all that good - as the first results will show. Luckily I managed to find a loan goalie just before the transfer window closed. He's still injured for 3 weeks though, so we'll have to make do until then.

Our first official match of the season was a First Div Cup match against the Nathi Lions. (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/NathiLionsvAfricanWarriorsSplit0709.jpg) And a great debut it was for an all-new squad! This made me quite hopeful before the start of the league matches.

League results:
Tuks - African Warriors: 2-2
Ikapa Sporting - African Warriors: 3-3

First Div Cup Qtr Final:
Black Aces - African Warriors: 3-0

Except for the Tuks match, where we were a bit fortunate, we had at least as many chances as our opponents each time. We're quite vulnerable at the back though. Hopefully that will improve once the new goalkeeper is fit.

But so far I'm quite hopeful of being able to avoid relegation.

Milky2k6
02-02-2008, 14:43
pre-season

Signed 10 players before the league started with hopefully a few more to come.

0:1 Reserves (embarassing!)
2:3 FS Stars (good result IMO, they are Premier Div.)
2:1 U19's (Too close for my liking)

I also sold a record-breaking 47 season tickets http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

First Few Games

A massive 50-1 for the 1st round tie versus F.C.A.K, we were always going to be up against it. The games went like so...

1:2 F.C.A.K - Gutted, but was chasing the game from the kick-off, consolation from new midfielder Ranyawa on 90mins.
3:4 Ga-Rankuwa Utd - Ouch. 2-0 and 3-2 up, but went on to concede late on. The signs are promising but if we keep leaking goals then it may be a long season. New midfielder, Ngaka, got a double and was named Man of the Match.
1:3 Durban. Yet another consolation goal at full-time, scored by Ngaka who now has 3 in 3.

So, three games in, I'm out the First Division cup, but at least I'm not sitting bottom! The Dynamos have that specific honour. Things can only get better - can't they? I'll report back in Jan 08.

McMaster#28
02-02-2008, 14:50
Well, only a few games left of the season.
Staying up looks increasingly impossible.

Good fun, but far to hard for me http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

League Table (http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=southafricanfirstdivisivf3.png)

dafuge
02-02-2008, 15:12
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Francis Cole:

Good fun, but far to hard for me http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I must admit, it has been far harder than I expected.

Milky2k6
02-02-2008, 15:24
It's now january and I havn't won a game since I beat my own U19s! haha. This is a solid challenge but great fun.

dafuge
02-02-2008, 16:22
End of Season Review

Second half results (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/awresults-1.jpg)

Had a pretty poor finish to the season, including a 7-0 loss to Ikapa Sporting.

Final League Table (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/awleague-1.jpg)
League Positions Graph (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/awleaguepos.jpg)

I think this was a pretty good result, although I'm still disappointed I didn't finish higher. I think I could have finished 12th if a few results had gone my way.

Squad (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/awsquad-1.jpg)
Transfers (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/awtransfers.jpg)

Didn't spend a penny on a player, but they did quite well.

Star Player (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/awstar.jpg)

I think I would have been in real trouble without his goals.

Finances (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/awfinances.jpg)

Started the season in debt, finished the season in debt.

nick...
02-02-2008, 16:50
How does the medals table work?

Appologies if it's obvious, I've neve played the south african league.

CoachFlu
02-02-2008, 16:51
September 30th 2007

League results:

African Warriors - Maritzburg Utd: 0-3
African Warriors - Nathi Lions: 4-1
African Warriors - Witbank Spurs: 3-0
W.P. United - African Warriors: 2-2

League table (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/SouthAfricanFirstDivision0709.jpg)

A good month, with two great home wins. Granted, they were against the teams in the relegation spots, but still.
The valuable away point, after being 2-0 down, also showed that the team has resilience.

We're nicely in the middle of the pack now, but it's early days still. We'll probably drop a few more places again once we meet a few more of the top half teams. Based on these early performances though, I think a 10th-ish place finish should be possible.

dafuge
02-02-2008, 16:52
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by nick...:
How does the medals table work?

Appologies if it's obvious, I've neve played the south african league. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The medals table is an overall table to keep track of how people are doing in the monthly challenges. First place in a monthly challenge = gold, 2nd = silver etc.

CoachFlu
02-02-2008, 16:57
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
Finances (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/awfinances.jpg)

Started the season in debt, finished the season in debt. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yikes, did your board start building a new stadium or something?
My finances (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/AfricanWarriorsFinances_0709.jpg) look quite decent. Not rich, but at least we're in the black.

dafuge
02-02-2008, 17:00
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CoachFlu:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
Finances (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/awfinances.jpg)

Started the season in debt, finished the season in debt. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yikes, did your board start building a new stadium or something?
My finances (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/AfricanWarriorsFinances_0709.jpg) look quite decent. Not rich, but at least we're in the black. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nope, that's pretty much how I started the season.

Ridleys
02-02-2008, 17:07
I'm actually surprised that despite everyone saying it was a hard challange, i found it realtively easy http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif I think i must have chosen the right tactics http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif anyway here is how it went...

Pre Season Review

Relatively poor pre-season, with an unconvincing 4 - 1 defeat to FS Stars, with my only goal coming from a penalty. I managed to sign about 13 players on free transfers (although, for some reason, only 6 of them show up on the transfer history?). I had a fiddle about with my tactics so that it would suit every player and match with all there abilities. Now for the proper action...


Half Way Review

I was literally amazed with how well the first half of the season went! I was top of the league after my first 2 games after hammering in a mighty 11 goals in just my first two league games! I struggled in the cup though, being knocked out by Black Aces 4 - 0, but this challenge isn't about the cup it's about the league so i wasn't that bothered. By the end of December I was still lying in 5th place and only 10 points off the leader, and one place outside the playoffs!

End of Season Review

Well.. the second half of the season.. pretty much the same as the first. Sitting in a comfortable 5th place at the end and only 1 place off a playoff place. My Star Player (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/StarPlayer.jpg) managed to net 25 goals in the league and basically i would have sucked without him. I don't know how i managed to get him actually seeing as if you compare him to Dafuge's star player mine seems to be a bit better http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

League Table (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/LeagueTable.jpg) and League Positions Graph. (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/LeagueGraph.jpg)
5th place, with 52 points if you can't be bothered to look.

Squad (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/Squad.jpg)
Decided to sell them all towards the end http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Transfers - Only 6 of them show up despite me signing at least 10? (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/Transfers.jpg)
Some of them were really quality players for me and were vital throughout the whole season.

In Dept But Who Cares? (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/Finances.jpg)
I always struggle with finance but oh well it's not a long term challenge so it's all good http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Thanks for this challenge Dafuge (especially as i'm top at the moment :P i expect somebosy will do better though http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon13.gif)

Good Luck To All Others Taking Part!

dublx
02-02-2008, 17:14
Will give this a quick go.
Profile (http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6493/41794912qb5.jpg)

CoachFlu
02-02-2008, 18:32
October 31st 2007

League results:

Bay Utd - African Warriors: 0-2
African Warriors - Durban Stars: 5-2
African Warriors - Hannover Park: 1-1

A short but great month, as we stretch our undefeated streak to six games. Ironically we almost lost the only match for which we weren't huge underdogs, but a late goal saved the day.

League table. (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/SouthAfricanFirstDivision0710.jpg)

dafuge
03-02-2008, 04:20
<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">February Challenge Leaderboard

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ridleys Finished 5th with 52 points
dafuge Finished 14th with 24 points
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CoachFlu
03-02-2008, 07:24
November 30th 2007

League results:

Winners Park - African Warriors: 2-0
African Warriors - Black Aces: 2-2
FCAK - African Warriors: 2-3

League table. (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/SouthAfricanFirstDivision0711.jpg)

A bad loss against then-last-placed Winners Park started the month poorly, but a great comeback against title challengers FCAK turned this into a good month after all.
Almost half-way. So far so good.

bob66
03-02-2008, 09:30
I shall have a go at this, here is my profile! http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/7156/92135626ih4.th.jpg (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=92135626ih4.jpg)

bob66
03-02-2008, 09:35
Sorry, here is a bigger profile pic. http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/8437/90902464yl5.th.jpg (Profile

PoopyPants
03-02-2008, 09:48
Will the leaderboard be based on your position or on your points?

dafuge
03-02-2008, 09:57
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PoopyPants:
Will the leaderboard be based on your position or on your points? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Position first, then points.

PoopyPants
03-02-2008, 10:01
OK, just making sure.

Tho at the moment it looks like I'm going to do even worse than you http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

CoachFlu
03-02-2008, 11:49
December 15th 2007 - Mid-season.

League results:

African Warriors - Dynamos: 2-3
FC Cape Town - African Warriors: 4-2
African Warriors - Ga-Rankuwa Utd: 4-1

Mid-season table. (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/SouthAfricanFirstDivision0712.jpg)

Two narrow losses against upper mid-table teams bumped us back down a few places. It's pretty tight above us, though, so fourth place - maybe even third place - is still within reach. Below us the gaps get bigger, so barring a spectacular collapse, we shouldn't drop down lower than 11th place.
I'll set myself a goal of 8th place.

In general, I'm quite pleased with how we're doing. This message (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/UlfChaoc15thgame.jpg), from after our 15th match, pretty much sums it up.

NeoAC
03-02-2008, 12:48
NeoAC - August 18th - It begins again......

So we're all set to go here in Qwaqwa. The swaggering young manager with a boatload of ideas and absolutely no clue on the working of the South African football system is going to see if he can work some magic.

Here we go. (http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/NeoAC/RyanAndrewsProfile-1.png)

As you can see, the oddmakers don't think too highly of us.

What the exchange rate for rands? (http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/NeoAC/RyanAndrewsInbox.png)

I've been busy here, trying to get a team together.

The locker nameplate guy is going to be busy. (http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l107/NeoAC/AfricanWarriorsTransfers_History.png)

Preseason Results
African Warriors 1 - 3 FS Stars (Moleko)
African Warriors 1 - 3 Amazulu (Ntsoane)

So, its a winless preseason, what can be expected from facing all top-flight competition. This might be a long season.

cookie15
03-02-2008, 13:00
I'm taking this to be open to any challengers! If so i'll start ASAP http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

cookie15
03-02-2008, 13:34
Well here he is the new manager of African Warriors - Marcus Evan Cook (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e366/mevancook/Profile-3.jpg) http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Ridleys
03-02-2008, 13:35
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CoachFlu:
December 15th 2007 - Mid-season.

League results:

African Warriors - Dynamos: 2-3
FC Cape Town - African Warriors: 4-2
African Warriors - Ga-Rankuwa Utd: 4-1

Mid-season table. (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/SouthAfricanFirstDivision0712.jpg)

Two narrow losses against upper mid-table teams bumped us back down a few places. It's pretty tight above us, though, so fourth place - maybe even third place - is still within reach. Below us the gaps get bigger, so barring a spectacular collapse, we shouldn't drop down lower than 11th place.
I'll set myself a goal of 8th place.

In general, I'm quite pleased with how we're doing. This message (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/UlfChaoc15thgame.jpg), from after our 15th match, pretty much sums it up. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Goals are scored as often as Drogba dives in the South African First Division, i think i was at 32 goals after my 15th game in charge and i got exactly the same message http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

CoachFlu
03-02-2008, 14:39
February 28th 2008

SAFA Cup 1st Round:
African Warriors - Real Rovers: 4-2

League results:

African Warriors - Ikapa Sporting: 2-4
Maritzburg Utd - African Warriors: 3-1
African Warriors - Tuks: 2-2

League table (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/SouthAfricanFirstDivision0802.jpg)

A tough start of the second half of the season, facing two teams out of the league's top three. But heck, at least we got those out of the way, then. The draw against Tuks was decent, though doesn't help us much.
As it stands now, it looks like we'll be fighting for 8th-10th place.

Jonny Kaufman
03-02-2008, 14:47
Might aswell give this a go.

Profile (http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6631/02032008224557su5.jpg)

sebzilla
03-02-2008, 19:46
Here goes nothing.

Profile (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m311/kolomir/blackmagic.png)

Let's hope Ron can work his magic on the S.A. League!

DodgeeD
04-02-2008, 05:28
Halfway down the line

The first half of the season has been better than I expected. It didn't start too well as we only picked up 1 point from our first 4 games and got dumped out of the cup in the quarters at the hands of Maritzburg United. It all started to turn round with this win (http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7171/durbanwarriors51rz1.jpg) away to Durban Warriors, which was the start of a 5 match unbeaten run.

We had a mini-slump when star player Nombe was out injured for three games but once he was back in the team we put together another 5 game unbeaten run to bring us up to the halfway point.

We are currently 9th in the league on 22 points having scored 26 and conceded 26 http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. An 8 point gap has opened between 10th and 11th so we should be able to hold on to a top 10 spot. We are 4 points adrift of 7th however, so there's a bit of work to do in the second half of the season to improve our position.

Come on you warriors!!

dublx
04-02-2008, 09:07
After 2 defeats we finally got a win in our third game, a convincing 3-0 home win, actually used a DC as one of the strikers who ended up man of the match with 2 goals. Which was nothing but a fluke as we then went back to what we do best, LOSING!! Over the next few weeks we surprisingly lose a lot and never seem to be able to beat the 'impossible odds' given to us pre match. Somehow though we manage two 1-1 draws. Our position of 14th is a true reflection of our gross overachieving so far this season. If they don't sack me soon i may just walk and head for the nearest South African beach.

CoachFlu
04-02-2008, 09:32
March 31st 2008

SAFA Cup 2nd Round:
Welkom Stars - African Warriors: 5-2 aet

League results:

Nathi Lions - African Warriors: 2-0
Witbank Spurs - African Warriors: 2-3
African Warriors - WP United: 5-1
Hannover Park - African Warriors: 1-2
Durban Stars - African Warriors: 2-1

League table. (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/SouthAfricanFirstDivision0803.jpg)

After a poor February with 1 point from three matches, we started March with two more defeats (league and cup), so morale was dangerously low. Luckily we turned things around with three straight wins. A red card messed up the important match against Durban, but it was still a fairly decent month.

On the bad side, though, star striker Sisa Nombe is out for the season after picking up a torn calf muscle early in the month. He wasn't quite our top scorer, but with 11 goals and 11 assists in 23 appearances, he was an important part of the team.

7th-10th place seems to be the range we'll be finishing in. I'll be happy with 8th place.

Jonzii
04-02-2008, 10:00
Profile (http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/8643/jonziiprofilelq4.png)

cookie15
04-02-2008, 11:46
The season is about to commence so i thought i'd post a screenie of the new squad to be gracing the African Warriors.

African Warriors transfers (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e366/mevancook/squad-1.jpg)

Erm... still need a GK. Best get the scouts out there looking!!! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

1st round of the cup is a home tie http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif against FC Cape Town http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
Who knows?

CoachFlu
05-02-2008, 02:52
April 30th 2008

League results:

African Warriors - Winners Park: 2-2
African Warriors - Bay Utd: 3-5
Black Aces - African Warriors: 2-2

League table (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/SouthAfricanFirstDivision0804.jpg)

Well, at least we're consistently inconsistent. Another poor month, with only the draw against Black Aces as a decent result.
Four matches to go, two of which are against teams in the top 4, so 8th place is probably out of reach. I'll settle for holding on to 9th place.

Milldem
05-02-2008, 08:07
Profile, in honour of a SA legend! (http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k205/JakeITFC/Profile.jpg)

spider90
05-02-2008, 12:20
Jamie Webb Manager Profile (http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7966/africanwarriorsge7.jpg)

B]Season Expectations[/B]
Avoid Relegation
Wage Budget - £1.1K
Transfer Budget - £24K

spider90
05-02-2008, 13:21
1st September 2007
Summary:
Only 47 season tickets sold and 2000-1 to win the league. A really poor start to the season conceding 14 goals in the first two league games. The new signings haven’t seemed to gel yet and it is just taking time to cement some decent tactics.
However the only good news the board injected another £26K into the bank balance
Result :
African Warriors 0 – 4 FS Starts (Friendly)
Turks 2 – 0 African Warriors att 547 (Baymed Cup 1st Round)
African Warriors 2 – 8 Ikapa Sporting att 326 (Golden League)
African Warriors 1 – 4 Bay Utd att 244 (Golden League)

League Position:
15th

Players In:
Samuel Khumalo – Bidvest Wits - £0
Vusimuzi Tjale – Bidvest Wits - £0
Johnny Claesen – Bidvest Wits - £0
Wandille Sidaki – F.C.A.K - £0
Maxwell Phiri – F.C.A.K - £0
Allan Kamwanga – Black Leopards - £0
Keith Graydon – Durban City – Free
Samuel Lesoetsa – Kaizer Chiefs – Loan

Players Out:
Prince Motloung – Free
Mark Mthembu – Free

Staff In:
Mark Sibaya – Scout – Free
Jonas Fransman – Coach – Free

Affiliated Clubs:
Kaizer Chiefs



Hope all of this works

DodgeeD
05-02-2008, 13:42
End of Season Round-up

A suprisingly good start to the season was followed by a dissapointing close. We were very inconsistent seemingly winning one game and then losing the next. Going into the last 5 games, 8th was still within our grasp but we completely bombed and only picked up 2 points.

Some untimely suspension and injuries exposed our lack of cover in the squad plus my defenders, most of whom were well over 30, seemed to suffer a dip in ability (I found the same thing playing MadWoodster's International Challenge - players at club with poor facilites and part-time coaching staff actually get worse over time).

We had bad luck too, especially one infyriating game against Nathi lions where we were 1-0 up on 90 mins, 3 mins were added for stoppages and our opponents scored on 93, 95 and 96 minutes http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif. Where the extra 3 minutes came from I have no idea.

There were still some highlights though, including a well-earned 5-2 away win against Black Aces and this club record win against the hapless Durban Stars. (http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/1246/durbanstars70sm3.jpg) http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Here are the league table and various summaries:

Final Table (http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/6608/leaguetablena3.jpg)

Transfer History (http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/6566/transferswb6.jpg)

Squad (http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/608/squadua2.jpg)

Finances (http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/100/financesmi9.jpg)

DodgeeD
05-02-2008, 14:25
Sorry, forgot to mention points etc. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Final Position 11th W 9 D 7 L 14 Goals Scored 53 Conceded 55 Points 34

CoachFlu
05-02-2008, 15:36
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DodgeeD:

A suprisingly good start to the season was followed by a dissapointing close. We were very inconsistent seemingly winning one game and then losing the next. Going into the last 5 games, 8th was still within our grasp but we completely bombed and only picked up 2 points.

Some untimely suspension and injuries exposed our lack of cover in the squad plus my defenders, most of whom were well over 30, seemed to suffer a dip in ability </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This was like reading a summary of my own season, heh. My EoS report should be up soonish.

CoachFlu
05-02-2008, 16:09
May 31st 2008 - End of Season.

League results May:

African Warriors - FCAK: 3-4
Dynamos - African Warriors: 4-3
African Warriors - FC Cape Town: 4-2
Ga-Rankuwa - African Warriors: 1-0

End of season table. (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/SouthAfricanFirstDivision0805.jpg)

A very poor final month saw us drop from 9th to 11th on the last match day. We just couldn't bounce back and completely lost morale and form.

Circumstances weren't in our favor though. A few crucial injuries and suspensions didn't help, so the two narrow 4-3 losses weren't too bad. Then all the loan signings went back to their clubs before the final two matches. Since I had quite a few of them, I was left with a minimal squad and even had to give some of the crappy youngsters their debuts.

I'm a little disappointed with 11th place. At some point a top half finish seemed possible, and even at the end we only had to pick up one win in May to hold on to 9th place, but even that went wrong.

Still, if this was the first season of a career game, I suppose I'd be reasonably pleased.

Finances (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/AfricanWarriorsFinances_0805.jpg)

The squad. (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/AfricanWarriorsPlayers0805.jpg) (though without a number of loan players, I forgot to take a screenie before they returned to their clubs.)

Transfer History. (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/AfricanWarriorsTransfers_History080.jpg)

Some of the better performers:

Sisa Nombe: (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/SisaNombe0805.jpg) Many people pick up this guy, and rightly so. He wasn't my top-scorer, but still a vital part of the team. Unfortunately he was injured for the last 3 months of the season, which partially explains our drop in form.

Thabo Letsoalo: (profile) (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/ThaboLetsoaloProfile0805.jpg) (season stats) (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z9/CoachFlu/monch/ThaboLetsoaloHistory_CareerStats080.jpg) This was our top-scorer, on loan. He fitted well into the role of fast striker in my tactic.

I'd single out more players, but none of the midfielders really stood out, and none of the defenders are worth mentioning.
The veteran DCs I found (seen their names in several other people's squads as well, so you'll all know who I mean http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif) seemed decent on paper, but on the field they were pretty clueless half the time. Especially, as DodgeeD mentioned, towards the end of the season, they seemed to get worse and worse.

Friendlies not included, we only managed to keep two clean sheets all season, both early in the season. The only plus side: most of the other teams' defenses didn't seem too secure either.

Ah well. At least I didn't get the sack this time. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

CoachFlu
05-02-2008, 16:10
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CoachFlu:
League results May:

African Warriors - FCAK: 3-4
Dynamos - African Warriors: 4-3
African Warriors - FC Cape Town: 2-4
Ga-Rankuwa - African Warriors: 1-0 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Corrected.

bob66
06-02-2008, 00:04
Well bizarrely, I found my season to go the opposite way to most of you guys. I had a terrible first half, sitting in 15th at the halfway stage, but a good run of results in February/March actually saw me sitting in 8th for a while.

However, I was then hit by a big injury to my Goalie, and the floodgates opened again. By the end of the season I was 11th. (Seems like a common place to finish with this team!)

I'll be honest when I say I was disappointed with the finish. On paper a few of my preseason signings were by far good enough for the league, but very few performed upto my expectations.

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/7950/squadhg9.th.jpg]Squad (http://img106.imageshack.us/my.php?image=squadhg9.jpg) [IMG]http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8962/transfersbf8.th.jpg]Transfers (http://img153.imageshack.us/my.php?image=transfersbf8.jpg)
[IMG]http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9419/66874810pz1.th.jpg]End of season table (http://img248.imageshack.us/my.php?image=66874810pz1.jpg)

Think I might have another go at this by the end of the month! [img]http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

DodgeeD
06-02-2008, 00:13
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">This was like reading a summary of my own season, heh. My EoS report should be up soonish. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Very similar indeed. You still pipped me by a point though - guess there'll be no place for me on the medals table... this time http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

CoachFlu
06-02-2008, 04:06
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DodgeeD:

Very similar indeed. You still pipped me by a point though - guess there'll be no place for me on the medals table... this time http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't think I'll be in the medals table this time either. Plenty of time left for others to do better than 11th.

Then again, I got a bronze by getting sacked after three months last time, so who knows. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jonzii
06-02-2008, 11:59
***End Of Season***

Everyone seems to be finishing 11th. Well.. apart from me, could only manage 12th place.
Really tough challenge, good job I managed to get a couple of decent forwards or I would have been screwed.

League Table (http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/645/mvelagoldenleaguestagesnj2.png)

Squad (http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/129/africanwarriorsafricanwxf1.png)

Transfer History (http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/5127/africanwarriorstransferzw9.png)

Finances (http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4810/africanwarriorsfinancesxb0.png)

spider90
06-02-2008, 13:01
Very miffed...my save file was corrupt so i will be starting again in a while and see if i can do any better

minisav
07-02-2008, 10:49
Well This Could Be Interesting. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Profile (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChall.jpg)

minisav
07-02-2008, 12:14
1st of September

Well that's the first couple of games out the way. Doing quite well. I think.

First Division Cup

1st Round

This Was A Pleasant Surprise (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallWP.jpg)

Odds! What Odds?! (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallWPodds.jpg)

1/4 Final

African Warriors 0 - 1 Witbank Spurs

Friendly

Good Effort (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallFSS.jpg)

Considering a lot of them were still youth. Including the scorer.

League

African Warriors 0 - 1 Black Aces

African Warriors 1 - 3 Dynamos

Reasonable start. Hope to do better though!

bnek
08-02-2008, 03:27
My profile, come on the Warriors! (http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1020/africaty7.jpg) http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

minisav
08-02-2008, 08:29
I love this challenge! Amazing Dufuge http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif


Why do we need to post the clubs finances?
Does this affect whether you win or not?

dafuge
08-02-2008, 09:26
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Milldem:
Profile, in honour of a SA legend! (http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k205/JakeITFC/Profile.jpg) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What skin is that?

dafuge
08-02-2008, 09:28
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by minisav:

Why do we need to post the clubs finances?
Does this affect whether you win or not? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It is just interesting for other people reading, also gives us a chance to spot anyone being naughty.

minisav
08-02-2008, 14:16
Alright. Thanks for clearing that up.

Half way update soon for me. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

minisav
08-02-2008, 16:27
HALF WAY!

Memorable Results:

African Warriors 6 - 0 Hannover Park

Winner's Park 1 - 5 African Warriors

African Warriors 4 - 1 Bay United

Maritzburg 1 - 2 African Warriors

Dynamos 0 - 1 African Warriors

With Dynamos and Maritzburg being my two contenders for 1st place these are vital results.

League:
Table (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChalltable.jpg)

Notable Players:
Abayomi Adibayo (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallbestplayer.jpg)
Sandile Zuke (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallbp2.jpg)
Nhlanhla Mathubela (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallbp3.jpg)
Itumeleng Khune (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallbp4.jpg)


All loans courtesy of my feeder club. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I reckon I can take this league.

minisav
08-02-2008, 20:22
End of Season 2007/08

I won!!! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Table (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallendtable.jpg)
Squad (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallendsquad.jpg)
Finances (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallendfinances.jpg)
Transfers 1 (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallendtransfers1.jpg)
Transfers 2 (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallendtransfers2.jpg)

Went a bit overboard with the spending!

I might be in with a chance of a medal :O http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

DodgeeD
09-02-2008, 01:49
Just wondering how everyone else managed with the wage budget? After I brought 3 or 4 free transfers in, my board wouldn't let me make any more signings so I wouldn't go over budget. I then had to release nearly all of the regens in order to afford new players. I noticed a lot of the screenshots from other players show no/hardly any transfers out, whereas mine shows about 16 players released... Also, some people seem to be about 20k in the red, others about 500k. Could it be that the finances are random? http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

CoachFlu
09-02-2008, 04:57
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DodgeeD:
Just wondering how everyone else managed with the wage budget? After I brought 3 or 4 free transfers in, my board wouldn't let me make any more signings so I wouldn't go over budget. I then had to release nearly all of the regens in order to afford new players. I noticed a lot of the screenshots from other players show no/hardly any transfers out, whereas mine shows about 16 players released... Also, some people seem to be about 20k in the red, others about 500k. Could it be that the finances are random? http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, the starting capital seems a bit random.

The wage budget was a bit weird for me.
I started with very little room to work with, because all the youth players at the club were paid a hefty 80 €/week, which added up to about 90-95% of the available wage budget.

But before it became a problem, the wage budget suddenly went up by about 700€. At first I thought the board, somehow, upped it, but after a while I figured out that it was because a hefty youth grant was added.
(as the season progressed and some of the youngsters turned 17, I started offering them part-time contracts of a shorter length, to be able to cheaply release them, but then I noticed that that gradually reduced the youth grant, so I stopped doing that.)

Ridleys
09-02-2008, 05:08
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by minisav:
End of Season 2007/08

I won!!! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Table (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallendtable.jpg)
Squad (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallendsquad.jpg)
Finances (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallendfinances.jpg)
Transfers 1 (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallendtransfers1.jpg)
Transfers 2 (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallendtransfers2.jpg)

Went a bit overboard with the spending!

I might be in with a chance of a medal :O http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Firstly what was your wage budget?

Secondly Abayomi Adibayo and Shasha Moleko are Luso Africa's best players so why did he join you?

Thirdly can you send a screenshot of your wage budget please.

DodgeeD
09-02-2008, 06:51
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">the wage budget suddenly went up by about 700€. At first I thought the board, somehow, upped it, but after a while I figured out that it was because a hefty youth grant was added. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmmm, youth grant? I never even thought of that! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif Wouldn't have made much difference as I'm sure the youngsters wouldn't have played for me anyway. Seems a bit ridiculous that they are automatically on 55 quid a week and you can pick up much better players for 20..

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Secondly Abayomi Adibayo and Shasha Moleko are Luso Africa's best players so why did he join you?
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I got both of those on frees as well http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. I think even with a large database, different players come up and some stats are different too. So in one game, the player may be willing to join cheaply, in another he won't be interested or will want much more money.

minisav
09-02-2008, 07:11
Yeah they were free just like every other player I bought.

Wages (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallwages.jpg)

There is the screenshot of my salaries.

Flashman\'s School Days
09-02-2008, 08:56
I'm going to give this a go, because i have fond memories of playing South AFrica on FM06

Profile (http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h179/Dorkleader/Africanwarriorsmanagerprofile.jpg)

minisav
09-02-2008, 09:08
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Flashman's School Days:
I'm going to give this a go, because i have fond memories of playing South AFrica on FM06

Profile (http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h179/Dorkleader/Africanwarriorsmanagerprofile.jpg) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't do too well. Don't want you beating me http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Sign Nhanhla Mathebula. He is amazing. Trust me.

Flashman\'s School Days
09-02-2008, 10:32
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by minisav:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Flashman's School Days:
I'm going to give this a go, because i have fond memories of playing South AFrica on FM06

Profile (http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h179/Dorkleader/Africanwarriorsmanagerprofile.jpg) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't do too well. Don't want you beating me http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Sign Nhanhla Mathebula. He is amazing. Trust me. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Surprisingly i signed him before you made the recommendation, and i wudn't worry i never do well in the short term, however, i did beat FS Stars 1-0 in the pre-season friendly.

Ridleys
09-02-2008, 10:38
The cool thing so far is that me and minisav are both only 14 years old http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif and we're first and second so far http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Skunner
09-02-2008, 10:40
Going to give this a try.

My profile:

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/5871/profileqz1.jpg

Skunner
09-02-2008, 11:50
Oh dear...

African Cup first Round didn't go too well.

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/8661/120jt4.jpg

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/6055/1201al0.jpg

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/9968/1202pg4.jpg

minisav
09-02-2008, 13:33
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ridleys:
The cool thing so far is that me and minisav are both only 14 years old http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif and we're first and second so far http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And they say teenagers are always on the streets causing havoc! We cause havoc on the computer. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

I never did well in the cup bar my first game with all my signings.

vikeologist
10-02-2008, 04:34
I'm in
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/927/sachallengekt8.jpg

I've played a couple of games, while I was waiting for my internet connection to bend to my will, and my team is like a chunk of turd with a fine layer of gold, so injuries will kill me.
Had a hell of a problem finding a goalkeeper. Had to go round everybody until I found someone desperate, a bit like my dating tactic with women. That said, some of the regen photos are frighteningly reminiscent of my dating of women as well.

bob66
10-02-2008, 09:01
I'm having another go at this!

Here's my profile.

Profile (http://img115.imageshack.us/my.php?image=79112888ls2.jpg) http://img115.imageshack.us/my.php?image=79112888ls2.jpg] (http://img115.imageshack.us/my.php?image=79112888ls2.jpg%5D)

minisav
10-02-2008, 09:41
I woudln't have done so well if it weren't for Kaizer Chiefs kindly giving me a very good one on loan. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Would this make it into any records red card wise?

Dirty Ba...Erm People. (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallRedCards.jpg)

Ridleys
10-02-2008, 09:53
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by minisav:
I woudln't have done so well if it weren't for Kaizer Chiefs kindly giving me a very good one on loan. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Would this make it into any records red card wise?

Dirty Ba...Erm People. (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChallRedCards.jpg) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Unfortunately to break one of the records in the records thread you have to be the team who break the record, so it would have had to be you team who had 4 red cards.

minisav
10-02-2008, 10:23
Alright. Thanks anyway. Which challenges you taking part in at the moment ridleys?

Ridleys
10-02-2008, 10:25
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by minisav:
Alright. Thanks anyway. Which challenges you taking part in at the moment ridleys? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

None at the moment, trying to get an online game started with my mate. You doing any?

minisav
10-02-2008, 10:33
Ter's amazing San Marino challenge and iseemonsters small club to big club South America one.

Bumble
11-02-2008, 07:05
Thought I'd have a crack at this

Bumble in Africa (http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii210/MrBumblepuppy/bumblesafrica.jpg)

minisav
17-02-2008, 06:39
What's happened to everybody. Maybe everybody's given up because I did so well? http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

dafuge
17-02-2008, 08:11
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by minisav:
What's happened to everybody. Maybe everybody's given up because I did so well? http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It has gone a bit quiet. Perhaps people are concentrating on new long term games with the new patch.

Jimbokav1971
17-02-2008, 14:55
I haven't played at all in a while.

I've got the new patch but............ http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

jameslowe
19-02-2008, 02:23
Here is my profile. (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/d1bea866d9.jpg) Let the fun commence.

dafuge
20-02-2008, 02:38
<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">February Challenge Leaderboard

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Username Achievements
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

minisav League winners with 69 points

ridleys Finished 5th with 52 points
CoachFlu Finished 11th with 35 points
DodgeeD Finished 11th with 34 points
bob66 Finished 11th with 32 points
Jonzii Finished 12th with 27 points
dafuge Finished 14th with 24 points
</pre>

CoachFlu
20-02-2008, 03:52
Small correction, dafuge: I finished 11th, not 12th.

Small difference, though that still keeps me in the running for a bronze. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Plenty of time left for any of you new folks starting this challenge to do better though. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

dafuge
20-02-2008, 04:11
Fixed http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

minisav
20-02-2008, 08:31
1st! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Ridleys
20-02-2008, 11:55
2nd! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

DodgeeD
20-02-2008, 12:48
One agonizing point off 3rd http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

dafuge
20-02-2008, 12:59
Last http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Mark Snellink
20-02-2008, 13:38
manager screenshot (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y165/Rainfox/manager.jpg?t=1203543411)
Story Thread (http://community.sigames.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=21019056&f=97319217&m=3102064283&r=3102064283#3102064283)

Really seems like a fun challenge.

dafuge
20-02-2008, 14:09
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mark Snellink:
manager screenshot (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y165/Rainfox/manager.jpg?t=1203543411)
Story Thread (http://community.sigames.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=21019056&f=97319217&m=3102064283&r=3102064283#3102064283)

Really seems like a fun challenge. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nice to see a story being written about this, I'll keep reading.

Stevow
21-02-2008, 03:35
Played 12 games and have conceded a penalty in every game except 2???

Has anyone else encountered this?

I blame those ageing Zambians!!!

jameslowe
21-02-2008, 05:19
WTF is up with the penalties in South Africa?

OugaBagga
21-02-2008, 06:48
profile (http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s164/ouga_bagga/profile-1.jpg)

jameslowe
21-02-2008, 07:19
http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?7c2bcf8edb.jpg


http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?9f45ca17d4.jpg

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No team there and the useless custards scored an own goal.

Mark Snellink
21-02-2008, 07:33
http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

That's what I call an ass kicking

Mark Snellink
21-02-2008, 07:34
what's up with the no players though?

OugaBagga
21-02-2008, 07:35
first goal i conceed in a competitive match is an own goal in the first minute this challenge is going to be tough

OugaBagga
21-02-2008, 11:06
finished 16th with a grand total of 14 points

shaggy61
22-02-2008, 01:48
time for a break from caernarfon town
to take on the african challenge, hopefully we wont come last but i doubt we will achieve the goal of promotion i set for the boys!


profile (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p20/shaggy61/awprof.jpg)

jameslowe
22-02-2008, 03:09
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jameslowe:
http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?7c2bcf8edb.jpg


http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?9f45ca17d4.jpg

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No team there and the useless custards scored an own goal. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I holidayed to next macth and it played that match. Very weird. I have of course started again.

Mark Snellink
23-02-2008, 13:00
I will be scouting south africa the next time I'm playing http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Some of these players are rated high.

dafuge
24-02-2008, 03:22
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mark Snellink:
what's up with the no players though? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pretty sure it's a rare bug that randomly appears every now and again. It's been in the last few versions and SI haven't been able to track it down yet.

minisav
24-02-2008, 04:13
I've almost won. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Just a couple more days. I can almost touch that virtual medal! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

dafuge
25-02-2008, 09:37
Since we are getting towards the end of the month, if anyone has any ideas for the March Challenge, e-mail them to me. That's assuming you want to continue with the monthly challenges?

CoachFlu
26-02-2008, 04:13
No specific ideas for the next challenge, but I certainly think the monthly challenges should continue. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

minisav
26-02-2008, 08:33
How does "Down Under" sound??

G-Man11
26-02-2008, 09:33
I think I may jump in and have a go at this, though I dont know how I will finish a season in three days when it normally takes me a week :P. As for the next challange I reckon either Hong Kong or Singapore would be intresting.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Magarik/georgehawker.jpg

G-Man11
26-02-2008, 09:34
My Profile (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Magarik/georgehawker.jpg)

There should be an edit feature...

G-Man11
26-02-2008, 10:27
Pre-Season:
After taking a 2-0 lead against FS stars I went on to lose 5-2 due to some dreafdul defending. That was when i realised exactly how bad the squad were as well as when i was given 2000-1 odds of getting promoted, something I foolishly told the board i could achieve. However after appointing a scout I have decided just to hire who ever he ofters me, which at the moment is out of contract people and has seen my sign some decentish players and given me hope for the season.

minisav
26-02-2008, 13:26
Good Luck. I didn't have a scout so lucky you. My Ass Man told me to sign pretty much anybody. Some of them were actually amazing it was just at the start I was worried as he might have been wrong.

G-Man11
26-02-2008, 15:29
Does anyone else have there player ratings going down, even a 21 year old on loan has his stats dropping. Is this due to poor training facilities or a bug?

G-Man11
27-02-2008, 08:49
Halfway Stage:
Well I basically signed every single player my scout reccomended to me, all who seemed to play for the same club. I suspect that he just went to the nearest club and gave me there team-sheet, as they were better than the crap we allready had.

Anyway after bringing in some better players we managed to turn into a strong outfit and are currently sitting in second place. However almost every game sees us trying to defend a lead or keep a draw in the last ten minutes while we are put under a lot of pressure, even against Hannover Park we can only win by one goal. Hopefully we can keep our good form up and go on to win promotion and get a medal.

Table (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Magarik/Table-2.jpg)

Squad (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Magarik/Squad-1.jpg)

Results (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Magarik/results.jpg)

Flashman\'s School Days
27-02-2008, 10:31
End OF Season Update:

Well it was all in all a pretty decent display in the league considering the clubs stature etc but im not quite sure if this will get me one of those coveted top 3 places.

League Table (http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h179/Dorkleader/Africanwarriorsleaguetable.jpg)
Squad (http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h179/Dorkleader/AfricanWarriorssquad.jpg)
Transfers (http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h179/Dorkleader/AfricanWarriorstransfers.jpg)
Finances (http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h179/Dorkleader/AfricanWarriorsfinances.jpg)

Ridleys
27-02-2008, 14:19
You're third at the moment i think http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Robert_296
28-02-2008, 01:13
I would start this but there is no chance I will get it done in 2 days. I'll play the next one though http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

G-Man11
28-02-2008, 06:50
Mid April- End of Cup Run

Well we were finally knocked out of South African FA cup in Quarter Final by Kaizer Chiefs. This was after wins against FC Cape Town (mid-table first division), Ajax CT (holders) and Supersport Utd current leaders in top flight.

H FC Cape Town 1-6 A African Warriors (First Round)
H Ajax CT 1-3 e A African Warriors (Second Round)
H African Warriors 4-1 A Supersport Utd (Last sixteen)
H Kaizer Chiefs 3-2 A African Warriors (Quarter Final)
Quarter Final (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Magarik/unluckly.jpg)

We are also now top of the table and I was going to talk about it being down to me being very luckly with few suspensions etc, but I have just had my star striker red carded after basically getting into a fight with someone who kicked him in a game against the crap Hannover Park. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Still I have noticed against most teams I am now longer given impossible to win but instead difficult, odds now at 9-1 rather than 50-1.

G-Man11
28-02-2008, 07:01
Just had my strikers ban increased to four matches and just checked to see how many games left and guess what.... there are four. It seems my striker's season may be over, oh crap. Still the worst I can come is third, which isn't bad is it?

1st Me 62
2nd F.C.A.K 59
3rd Ikapa Sporting 58

minisav
28-02-2008, 08:13
Oh my! Your only 7 points off of winning this whole thing. I may have to do 1 rapid season tomorrow to try an win it back!

G-Man11
28-02-2008, 12:27
End of Season

I think I have just had one of the luckiest seasons in football manager ever. It is also the first time i have ever not lost a single league game, which is really weird, I have played games with big clubs and still not had no losses during league.

Anyway we eventually won the title after a nail biting last couple of matches. After havign my striker suspended for 4 mtaches I then realised my only other decent foward was returning to his club from loan two games before end of season. I eventually ended up relying on my goalkeeper to make lots of saves and being able to use my defenders to score setpeice goals.

If only I had made a bet on the 2000-1 odds, I could be loaded by now.

Some intresting messages (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Magarik/?action=view&current=notebook.jpg)

^^ Then again what use would there be when the club maybe only has about 50 members.

The Wages (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Magarik/?action=view&current=wages.jpg)

The Table (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Magarik/?action=view&current=table2.jpg)

The Finances (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Magarik/?action=view&current=finances.jpg)

minisav
28-02-2008, 12:30
Well Done. Don't think you have the medal just yet. One last try by me will knock you off! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

G-Man11
28-02-2008, 13:42
Well good luck and may the best man win or the man who can get the most points :P.

Ridleys
29-02-2008, 01:57
Technically G-Man11 can't win until he posts screenshots, of the transfer history and his squad, which are both required in your end of season review http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

I'm having another go at this, to see if i can come top, i better get on with it http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ridleys
29-02-2008, 07:24
Dafuge if I win the first division cup and the league (on my second attempt, which i have nearly finished), even if i finish on less points than G-Man11, would i finish 1st because i would have won the cup as well?

hopefully that makes sense http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

minisav
29-02-2008, 08:30
Well. I'm starting again now.

Profile (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=FebChall.jpg)

Well seeing as you haven't posted a profile picture ridleys you can't technically win either. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

G-Man11
29-02-2008, 09:47
I didn't post my squad as it hadnt changed since my origonal screen-shot of it, Also I'll put up transfers if you really want (will wait for dafuge to tell me to though as it takes ages to upload screenshots on this computer). Also I was under the impression that the cup was of no importance and only the league/points were.

Ridleys
29-02-2008, 11:06
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
When you complete your season, post the following screenshots in your review:

<UL TYPE=SQUARE> <LI>League Tables
<LI>Squad
<LI>Transfer History
<LI>Finances Summary[/list]

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There really isn't any need to ask Dafuge as it clearly states it here.

G-Man11
29-02-2008, 12:01
Sorry missed that I'll post up my transfers asap.

G-Man11
29-02-2008, 12:35
Transfers (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Magarik/transfers-1.jpg)

Squad (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Magarik/squad2.jpg)

Ridleys
29-02-2008, 13:02
Well it's time to post my second attempt of this challenge. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Profile (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/profile-4.jpg)

minisav
29-02-2008, 13:58
I won again. But got more points!

Table (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=retrytab.jpg)
Squad (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=retrysqua.jpg)
Finances (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=retryfin.jpg)
Transfers (http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u148/minisav16/?action=view&current=retrytra.jpg)

Close one that!

Ridleys
29-02-2008, 14:17
Yes! Sorry minisav http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I won the First Division Cup on penalties, and then went on to win the league with wait for it.. 77 points!

Table (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/fdivisiontable.jpg)
Squad (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/squad-1.jpg)
Finances (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/finances-1.jpg)
Transfers (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/transfers-1.jpg)

http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ridleys
29-02-2008, 14:18
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ridleys:
Yes! Sorry minisav http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I won the First Division Cup (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/fdivisioncup.jpg) on penalties, and then went on to win the league with wait for it.. 77 points!

Table (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/fdivisiontable.jpg)
Squad (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/squad-1.jpg)
Finances (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/finances-1.jpg)
Transfers (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/transfers-1.jpg)

http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

minisav
29-02-2008, 14:19
I'll beat you next time.

G-Man11
29-02-2008, 14:41
How either of you completed it in one day I will not know, still I cant complain about bronze. As for the cup its of no importance, but well done anyway. However can you beat my cup record in the FA Cup, beating the holders and top of the prem and narrowly lozing to kaizer chiefs in Quarter Final http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

G-Man11
29-02-2008, 14:45
That should say Losing* and I also notice I'm the only one not to lose a leauge game. Anyway well done and I'll beat you next time :P.

Ridleys
29-02-2008, 14:49
I actually finished a few days ago i just wanted to post the updates after everyone else just to be cool http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

minisav
29-02-2008, 14:50
The top spot's mine!

I'm thinking. All wins. No draws. No losses.

Possible?

Doubt it!

Ridleys
29-02-2008, 17:22
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Ridleys
29-02-2008, 17:23
http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif that took like 10 minutes to do as well http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif it came out all wrong.

At least I came first though http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

dafuge
01-03-2008, 02:16
<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">February Challenge Leaderboard

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Username Achievements Medal
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ridleys (2) League winners with 77 points Gold
minisav (2) League winners with 76 points Silver
G-Man11 League winners with 72 points Bronze

minisav League winners with 69 points

ridleys Finished 5th with 52 points
Flashman's School Days Finished 9th with 42 points
CoachFlu Finished 11th with 35 points
DodgeeD Finished 11th with 34 points
bob66 Finished 11th with 32 points
Jonzii Finished 12th with 27 points
dafuge Finished 14th with 24 points

OugaBagga Finished Bottom with 14 points
</pre>

dafuge
01-03-2008, 02:26
<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">Medals Leaderboard

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Username Gold Silver Bronze Challenges Played
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NeoAC 1 0 0 1
ridleys 1 0 0 1
dafuge 0 1 0 2
minisav 0 1 0 1
CoachFlu 0 0 1 2
Jimbokav1971 0 0 1 1
G-Man11 0 0 1 1
migwar 0 0 0 1
Boskovic 0 0 0 1
Flashman's School Days 0 0 0 1
DodgeeD 0 0 0 1
bob66 0 0 0 1
Jonzii 0 0 0 1
OugaBagga 0 0 0 1

</pre>