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PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 09:48
Some Information

Due to the slow death of the original challenge, this new one has been set up by myself. It is different to the previous one, which consisted of managing 20 different Premiership teams, however this time the challenge is different, placing you in different leagues, with different teams, scoring points based on the challenge, and not always on your league position.

For all 20 challenges you will be based in a different league, sometimes you might not even be in a league.

The deadline will still be a week, however this time it will be on the Saturday, with the Challenge commencing on the Sunday.

The Rules

Screenshots must be provided after each challenge, you will be informed when the challenge is set of the ones you need.

No 'After league appearances' transfer bonuses are allowed.

Still Confused?

Any questions, fell free to post them.

The sign up may begin today if there is enough interest.

Frazza Pee
22-06-2008, 09:52
This looks good. I will do this one.

Dale0718
22-06-2008, 09:57
I'm still not entirely sure what this is, but i will give it a go http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ridleys
22-06-2008, 09:58
Sounds good! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'll join in.

PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 10:00
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys

PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 10:01
I will set the first challenge at 20.30, people that haven't registered before then are still able to take part.

Robert_296
22-06-2008, 10:03
I would play but I don't think I would be able tokeep my interest up to do 20 different games when I had to do one every week, sorry.

Dale0718
22-06-2008, 10:04
When you post the challenge, could you also post some instructions and stuff so that i know exactly what to do lol

Living_Legend
22-06-2008, 10:10
ok I'm defo in for this but i really suck at FM so I won't do well... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Adam C
22-06-2008, 10:11
I'd like to join, but I'm still confused at what it actually is?

-lewis-16-
22-06-2008, 10:21
always up for a challenge so yeh im in

dont really know what its about though

MikelLUFC
22-06-2008, 10:24
I'll go for it

PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 10:27
For some sort of idea you could visit the Original Challenge (http://community.sigames.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5402079792/m/9412012793) it will give you a sort of idea, but this version is more simple, not easier, but a better all round challenge.

PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 10:28
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -leiws-16-
8. MikelLUFC

Dale0718
22-06-2008, 10:38
thanks for the link http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
i think i get it now http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif can't wait http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

weeeman27bob
22-06-2008, 10:39
ahh forgot about this.

but i'm coming back

1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -leiws-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob

mista T
22-06-2008, 10:46
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -leiws-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T

sounds fun.

PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 11:29
Challenge 1, Leading Them Back To Glory - 22/6/08 to 28/6/08

It's hard to imagine now that once, Leeds United were in Europe, and doing ever so well in the Premiership. However after financial problems they dropped down to the Championship,
then, last season, nobody could have imagined what was to happen. The team were relegated, then went into administration, but were later punished for this, and as a result of this
have been deducted 15 points. Your challenge is to take Leeds back into the Championship, can you do it?


The 5 steps

1. Load only English leagues, from League 1 and up.
2. Database size doesn't matter.
3. Take control of Leeds United, you will start on Automatic reputation.
4. The start of season expectation you set isn't important, but obviously due to the challenge, selecting winner is what you in theory you would do.
5. Now all that is left is for you to complete your season.

Scoring Points

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
20 Points - Win League 1, and reach the Semi finals of either the League Cup, or the FA Cup *
18 Points - Win League 1 (Without reaching the Semi's of either Cup)
15 Points - Finish Runners Up in the league, and reach the Quarter finals of either the League Cup, or the FA Cup **
13 Points - Finish Runners Up in the league (Without reaching the Quarter Finals of either cup)
10 Points - Promotion through the Play-Offs
5 Points - Reach the Play-Offs but not be Promoted
3 Points - Finish at least 12th
1 Point - Finish the season in League 1
0 Points - Relegation

* - No bonus points will be given if you reach the final or win either cup.
** - No bonus points will be given if you reach further than the Quarter Finals of either Cup but don't win the league.
</pre>

Lets get this started http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Frazza Pee
22-06-2008, 11:55
What screenies do we need to post?

PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 12:03
League Table, Transfers and Screenshots of your Cup match if you reach one of the specific rounds

Linfield Fc
22-06-2008, 12:06
Ill Join it add me to the list

PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 12:07
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -leiws-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc

apchivers
22-06-2008, 12:15
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -leiws-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc
12. apchivers

weeeman27bob
22-06-2008, 12:18
http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif bojan didn't want to come on loan.

pity he would have nailed in league 1

VanRossi
22-06-2008, 12:20
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -leiws-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc
12. apchivers
13. VanRossi http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

cletus
22-06-2008, 12:30
I'm in too.

PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 12:34
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -leiws-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc
12. apchivers
13. VanRossi
14. cletus

-lewis-16-
22-06-2008, 12:35
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -lewis-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc
12. apchivers
13. VanRossi
14. Cletus

Chel10ham Town fc
22-06-2008, 12:41
Add me to the list if you can http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 12:44
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -lewis-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc
12. apchivers
13. VanRossi
14. Cletus
15. Chel10ham Town fc

I can

Tomiscool
22-06-2008, 12:52
Are we allowed to load all players from other nations?


1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -lewis-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc
12. apchivers
13. VanRossi
14. Cletus

Tomiscool
22-06-2008, 12:52
whoopppps

1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -lewis-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc
12. apchivers
13. VanRossi
14. Cletus
15. Tomiscool

deadlydevices
22-06-2008, 12:53
Add me please, sounds like fun http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 12:54
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -lewis-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc
12. apchivers
13. VanRossi
14. Cletus
15. Tomiscool
16. deadlydevices

For this challenge you are allowed to load all players from any nations you wish

Dale0718
22-06-2008, 13:05
Just to let you know that i won't start this till tuesday because i have my last exam tomorrow http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
do we have until saturday then?

PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 13:22
Originally posted by Dale0718:
Just to let you know that i won't start this till tuesday because i have my last exam tomorrow http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
do we have until saturday then?

yes, until Saturday

Chel10ham Town fc
22-06-2008, 13:36
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -lewis-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc
12. apchivers
13. VanRossi
14. Cletus
15. Chel10ham Town fc
16. Tomiscool
17. deadlydevices

Mark Snellink
22-06-2008, 16:27
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -lewis-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc
12. apchivers
13. VanRossi
14. Cletus
15. Chel10ham Town fc
16. Tomiscool
17. deadlydevices
18. Mark Snellink

smithers08
22-06-2008, 22:55
count me in http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

are there any screenshots i need to post at the begging/throughout or at the end of the challenge ?

smithers08
22-06-2008, 23:05
will i be able to run all english and scottish leages ?

PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 23:08
Originally posted by PaulHartman71:
League Table, Transfers and Screenshots of your Cup match if you reach one of the specific rounds


Originally posted by PaulHartman71:
For this challenge you are allowed to load all players from any nations you wish

PaulHartman71
22-06-2008, 23:09
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -lewis-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc
12. apchivers
13. VanRossi
14. Cletus
15. Chel10ham Town fc
16. Tomiscool
17. deadlydevices
18. Mark Snellink
19. smithers08

smithers08
22-06-2008, 23:28
thanks http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

great idea btw

smithers08
22-06-2008, 23:31
is there no points scoring for the JPT ?

MikelLUFC
23-06-2008, 00:07
Just to let you know that i won't start this till tuesday because i have my last exam today http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Neville46
23-06-2008, 06:09
i will join can you add me to the list please

Mark Snellink
23-06-2008, 06:10
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -lewis-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc
12. apchivers
13. VanRossi
14. Cletus
15. Chel10ham Town fc
16. Tomiscool
17. deadlydevices
18. smithers08
19. Neville46

(I removed myself due to time constraints)

PaulHartman71
23-06-2008, 06:37
Originally posted by smithers08:
is there no points scoring for the JPT ?

Nah, it didn't seem that important for a club of Leeds' reputation

smithers08
23-06-2008, 06:52
ive just begun this challenge .
heres my profile

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/msmith90_2007/...dsmanagerprofile.jpg (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/msmith90_2007/1Leedsmanagerprofile.jpg)

PaulHartman71
23-06-2008, 07:00
Originally posted by smithers08:
ive just begun this challenge .
heres my profile

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/msmith90_2007/...dsmanagerprofile.jpg (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/msmith90_2007/1Leedsmanagerprofile.jpg)

oh, you didn't need to provide a profile, but it doesn't matter.

Good Luck with the challenge http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

VanRossi
23-06-2008, 07:52
Well that's me done, winning the league matematically on the last day of the season after Forest gave it a good go.

Here's the screens...

The League.

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/6227/fm1jt9.th.jpg (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fm1jt9.jpg)

Transfers.

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/2653/fm3mw2.th.jpg (http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fm3mw2.jpg)

How's everyone else getting on?

PaulHartman71
23-06-2008, 08:33
looks like you had a fantastic season VanRossi, 18 points for you (I'll post the table on Saturday)

How did you do in the cups?

VanRossi
23-06-2008, 09:59
Ahh I got to the 4th round of both.

League Cup everton away...

FA Cup was bloody Arsenal at the Emirates... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

PaulHartman71
23-06-2008, 10:08
Table (http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view&current=LEEDS1.jpg)
Transfers (http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view&current=LEEDS2.jpg)

The season wasn't a great one, I don't think we got out of the relegation zone until late November. The team I had formed simply wasn't up to scratch, until after January where my team was pretty good, but unfortunately it was too late for us to forge a play-off challenge.

League Cup -

We reached the second round where we were beaten 3-0 by Crystal Palace, we wouldn't have got past the 1st round if not for a 6-5 penalty shoot-out victory of Accrington Stanley.

FA Cup -

We reached the fourth round after victories over : Millwall, Shrewsbury, and Hereford. But eventually went out in a 4-1 loss to Portsmouth.

So, not a great season, but i'm happy with my 3 points http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

smithers08
23-06-2008, 12:06
ive quit . dont have enough time . sorry

PaulHartman71
23-06-2008, 12:07
Originally posted by smithers08:
ive quit . dont have enough time . sorry

okay, no worries

Dale0718
23-06-2008, 12:18
will start this tomorrow http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif lol

Dale0718
24-06-2008, 01:57
just another question, can we use tactics from the tactics forum or do we have to use our own tactics?

VanRossi
24-06-2008, 06:29
I'd assume you can use tactics from the forum, although I prefer to try my own every now and again.

But it's entirely up to you mate http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

PaulHartman71
24-06-2008, 06:36
Originally posted by Dale0718:
just another question, can we use tactics from the tactics forum or do we have to use our own tactics?

I think it would be better to use your own tactics as using somebody elses tactic isn't all that challenging

Dale0718
24-06-2008, 07:02
i'll use my own tactic then http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

VanRossi
24-06-2008, 07:06
Good Luck Dale!

When is it we get the next challenge? Saturday or Sunday?

PaulHartman71
24-06-2008, 07:13
Originally posted by VanRossi:
Good Luck Dale!

When is it we get the next challenge? Saturday or Sunday?

Sunday

Ridleys
24-06-2008, 07:36
Are you taking suggestions for challenges?

I have one in mind. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Whitehead
24-06-2008, 07:55
I would sign up, but I'm on holiday in 3 weeks so wouldnt be able to do week 4,5,6,7
but depends on how you structure it?
I would be more than happy to win this challenge as I was winning the first 1

PaulHartman71
24-06-2008, 07:57
Originally posted by Whitehead:
I would sign up, but I'm on holiday in 3 weeks so wouldnt be able to do week 4,5,6,7
but depends on how you structure it?
I would be more than happy to win this challenge as I was winning the first 1

judging by how good you were last time, you could surely win this challenge, without completing every week?

and ridleys, all suggestions to be sent via email http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Whitehead
24-06-2008, 07:58
1. PaulHartman71
2. Frazza Pee
3. Dale0718
4. ridleys
5. Living_Legend
6. Adan C
7. -lewis-16-
8. MikelLUFC
9. weeman27bob
10. Mista T
11. Linfield Fc
12. apchivers
13. VanRossi
14. Cletus
15. Chel10ham Town fc
16. Tomiscool
17. deadlydevices
18. smithers08
19. Neville46
20. Whitehead.10

Dale0718
24-06-2008, 08:33
i won't be able to do a couple of weeks either due to holiday, am i still able to participate?

Whitehead
24-06-2008, 09:00
Originally posted by VanRossi:
Well that's me done, winning the league matematically on the last day of the season after Forest gave it a good go.

Here's the screens...

The League.

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/6227/fm1jt9.th.jpg (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fm1jt9.jpg)

Transfers.

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/2653/fm3mw2.th.jpg (http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fm3mw2.jpg)

How's everyone else getting on?

Cheater
Leeds haven't been docked 15 points in this game.
Therefore as a maximum he would have finished 2nd place, no quarter finals therefore
13 points unless paul wants to add any further docking of points.

Whitehead
24-06-2008, 09:09
doesn't matter the points have been acctually taken away just not shown at the bottom.
Apologies VanRossi.
Paul wouldn't it be better to structure point so;

25 points - Win League 1 and reach the Final of the League cup or FA Cup and the Semi Final of the other Domestic Cup.
20 Points - Win League 1, and reach the Semi finals of the League Cup and the FA Cup
19 points - Win League 1 and reach Semi Final of either League Cup or FA Cup*
18 Points - Win League 1 (Without reaching the Semi's of either Cup)
16 Points - Finish Runners Up in the league, and reach the Quarter finals of and the League Cup and the FA Cup
15 points - Finish Runners Up in league and reach Quarter Finals in either the League, or the FA Cup**
13 Points - Finish Runners Up in the league (Without reaching the Quarter Finals of either cup)
10 Points - Promotion through the Play-Offs
5 Points - Reach the Play-Offs but not be Promoted
3 Points - Finish at least 12th
1 Point - Finish the season in League 1
0 Points - Relegation

Or something to that effect?
Where you fill in more gaps yet extent leads if your a good Cup Manager as I pride myself to be?

Ridleys
24-06-2008, 09:09
Originally posted by Whitehead:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VanRossi:
Well that's me done, winning the league matematically on the last day of the season after Forest gave it a good go.

Here's the screens...

The League.

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/6227/fm1jt9.th.jpg (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fm1jt9.jpg)

Transfers.

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/2653/fm3mw2.th.jpg (http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fm3mw2.jpg)

How's everyone else getting on?

Cheater
Leeds haven't been docked 15 points in this game.
Therefore as a maximum he would have finished 2nd place, no quarter finals therefore
13 points unless paul wants to add any further docking of points. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think they did get the 15 point deduction because there is a scroll down bar on the right hand side of the league table.

apchivers
24-06-2008, 14:28
Season was poor to say the least. In the end was happy to avoid relegation!

here is the table

http://img124.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tableox5.jpg

and transfers

http://img104.imageshack.us/my.php?image=transferseo7.jpg

hope those screenshots worked!

Mattphillips
24-06-2008, 14:49
i'll have a crack at this....

VanRossi
24-06-2008, 15:41
Whitehead, now I know you've already apologised but please, check your evidence before you can call someone a "cheater".

A Simple mathematic equation would've saved you the embarassment.

Now go get relegated http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PaulHartman71
24-06-2008, 23:22
I think in future challenges I will give bonus points for Cup runs, so you get a certain amount of points for your league finish, then extra points for, winning the Cup, Semi of the Cup, Quarter final etc

VanRossi
25-06-2008, 08:39
Sounds good. I like that idea mate.

cletus
26-06-2008, 01:16
There you go. I'm finished.

Very good season for me at Elland Road:
Table (http://img33.picoodle.com/img/img33/4/6/26/f_table2m_774d210.jpg)

The nr. 1 league position was reached for the first time, halfway through the season, after 22 games.

Big thanks to our parent club Man City, who agreed to loan out two very gifted young attackers for 3 months and the faboulous young K. Schmeichel the whole season (23 clean-sheets in 45 league games and 3 MoM)
Transfers (http://img37.picoodle.com/img/img37/4/6/26/f_transfersm_9dc98b1.jpg)
Etuhu made 9 goals, 3 assists and 2 MoM in 13 games and a Av R at 7.69
Evans made 8 goals, 5 assists and 4 MoM in 14 games and a Av R at 7.64

(Also won manager of the year and 5 manager of the month awards)
Lost in 2nd round in the League Cup away to Cardiff.
Lost in 3rd round replay in the FA Cup away to Middlesbrough (0-0 home and 1-0 away)
Lost in the JPT Final to Nottm Forest. They scored on penalty in the 120th minute http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif
Looking forward to next weeks challenge....

PaulHartman71
26-06-2008, 06:35
Looks like you had a very good season there cletus http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Frazza Pee
26-06-2008, 06:43
Hi, I'm not going to be able to do this season. I will do the rest of them but I don't have time to do this one.

Whitehead
26-06-2008, 08:44
Originally posted by VanRossi:
Whitehead, now I know you've already apologised but please, check your evidence before you can call someone a "cheater".

A Simple mathematic equation would've saved you the embarassment.

Now go get relegated http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Me Relegated lol you having a laugh?
Did you not look at the previous version of this?
I will win the league and at will get semi's of League cup at minimum, Beckford will destroy teams and Put me near if not at the top of this Challenge http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
Lets hope you can all keep up http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Chel10ham Town fc
26-06-2008, 15:19
Finished so here we go,

League Table

League (http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa75/CheltenhamFC/?action=view&current=league-4.gif)
An ok finish after a poor start, feel have underperformed as a team
Transfers

Transfers (http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa75/CheltenhamFC/?action=view&current=Transfers.jpg)

24 goal Sylvan Ebanks-Blake had a huge influence along with George Boyd who contrabuted 20 Assists and 5 goals

PaulHartman71
28-06-2008, 01:46
just a reminder that your season has to be in by 00.00 tonight http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Dale0718
28-06-2008, 02:06
i'll post my season in about 2hours http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dale0718
28-06-2008, 03:41
Season Review:

I started quite poorly, only getting out of the relegation zone in late november, however at the turn of the year i managed to string a few results together and ultimately gaining a play-off place by 1 point http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

This is the League table:

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r282/dale0718/leedsleague.jpg

and this is my Leeds Squad:

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r282/dale0718/leeds.jpg

The transfers i made really helped me in my push for promotion, Livui Ganea being my best buy http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r282/dale0718/leedstransfers.jpg


So, my season turned out pretty good with Leeds getting promotion, bring on the next challenge http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif lol

Whitehead
28-06-2008, 05:02
Tonight
Oh s**t though it was sunday like the best one I better get started.

Chewy2006
28-06-2008, 05:21
Hey,
I have just seen this thread today and I was wondering if I could join? Obviously too late to do this Leeds game although I am sure I could do it by the deadline http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif.

Anyways I hope I can join as it looks quite a good challenge

PaulHartman71
28-06-2008, 05:27
yeah Chewy2006 you can join http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

thezogsageordie
28-06-2008, 05:49
Loaded Leagues Prem - League One.
Said I would Win League.
1.7m + 115k p/w.

(I'm assuming this is okay for me to do this before tonight!)

PaulHartman71
28-06-2008, 06:09
yeah, as long as it's in by the end of the day it's fine

ssestig
28-06-2008, 10:34
i would like to participate in this please paul. obviously i will not be able to finish in time and will start with tomorrow's challenge. good luck to everyone else participating.

PaulHartman71
28-06-2008, 10:41
yes, ssestig you can indeed compete http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Ridleys
28-06-2008, 12:41
Leeds United.

Not a bad season, although I have done better with them before.

Mnaged promotion through the playoffs, but I was disapointed that I couldn't get automatic promotion.

League Table (http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn238/Ridleys44/LeedsLeagueTable.jpg)

Playoff Final (http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn238/Ridleys44/LeedsPlayoff.jpg)
Squad (http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn238/Ridleys44/LeedsSquad.jpg)
Transfers (http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn238/Ridleys44/LeedsTransfers.jpg)

PaulHartman71
28-06-2008, 12:44
well done Ridleys http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Neville46
28-06-2008, 14:21
not the best of seasons but at least i managed to get promoted

league table: http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn260/fmccam08/leedsleaguetable.jpg

transfers:
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn260/fmccam08/leedstransfers.jpg

Whitehead
28-06-2008, 14:56
Had an Average season could have done alot better but injuries meant some bad and shock draw in games I could have won with ease.
The League was extremely close and I clinched Promotion on the last day with a Win over Yeovil
here the League Table (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj139/Whitehead_10/Leeds/LeagueTable.jpg)

Became a feeder had a few to pick from (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj139/Whitehead_10/Leeds/ParentClubs.jpg)
I had Man City and got a few good players on loan it was a shame Kasper went else where and because of this our keeper wasn't the best but did an ok job.

Transfers I made were
In & Out (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj139/Whitehead_10/Leeds/Transfers.jpg)

Didn't do too well in League cup but got to the Quarter Finals of the FA only to lose to eventual winner arsenal on penalties http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif
qUARTERS MONEY PAID OUT TO PLAYERS (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj139/Whitehead_10/Leeds/FASemis.jpg)

Tomiscool
28-06-2008, 14:58
Having a bad time, my reasults are just coming!! 5 mins! sorry...

Whitehead
28-06-2008, 14:59
I enjoied this short season lol
Who's next Paul?

PaulHartman71
28-06-2008, 15:00
Challenge 2, You Cant Win Anything With Kids - 29/6/08 to 5/7/08

Your challenge is to win something with kids, well at least with a team that sounds like kids.

The Steps

1. Load only Swiss leagues
2. Database size doesn't matter
3. Take Control of Young Boys, you will start with automatic reputation

[b] Scoring Points [b]

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
20 points - Finish first in the Swiss Super League
18 Points - Finish second in the Swiss Super League
16 Points - Finish third in the Swiss Super League
12 Points - Finish fourth in the Swiss Super League
10 Points - Finish fifth in the Swiss Super League
8 Points - Finish sixth in the Swiss Super League
4 Points - Finish seventh in the Swiss Super League
1 Point - Finish eighth or ninth in the Swiss Super League
0 Points - Finish bottom in the Swiss Super League

Bonus Points -

20 Points - Win the Uefa Cup
18 Points - Runner up in Uefa Cup
16 Points - Semi finalist of Uefa Cup
14 Points - Quarter Finalist of Uefa Cup
14 Points - Winner of Swiss Cup
12 Points - Semi Finalist of Swiss Cup
10 Points - Quarter finalist of Swiss Cup
</pre>

Table after Challenge 1 -

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
-----------------------------------------------
Position Name Played Points
-----------------------------------------------
1 VanRossi 1 18
2 Cletus 1 18
3 Frazza Pee 1 15
4 Dale0718 1 10
5 Ridleys 1 10
6 Neville46 1 10
7 PaulHartman71 1 3
8 Chel10ham Town fc 1 3
9 apchivers 1 1
10 Living_Legend 0 0
11 Adam C 0 0
12 lewis-16 0 0
13 MikelLUFC 0 0
14 weeman27bob 0 0
15 Mista T 0 0
16 Linfield Fc 0 0
17 Tomiscool 0 0
18 deadlydevices 0 0
19 smithers08 0 0
20 Whitehead 0 0
21 Chewy 2006 0 0
22 thezogsageordie 0 0
23 ssestig 0 0
</pre>

PaulHartman71
28-06-2008, 15:01
Tomiscool, your results will still count, however you will face a 3 points deduction for being late. (you wont go into negatives if you have less, the points will be taken off when you get them)

Whitehead
28-06-2008, 15:03
Whyhave I got 0 when I was before the dead line?

PaulHartman71
28-06-2008, 15:04
Originally posted by Whitehead:
Whyhave I got 0 when I was before the dead line?

Oh, I got you mixed up with Frazza Pee http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

PaulHartman71
28-06-2008, 15:05
i've updated the 'official table' in my Excel Whitehead

Whitehead
28-06-2008, 15:08
It says 16 on the table at the top for runner up and quarter finals, you got 15 on that table

weeeman27bob
28-06-2008, 22:25
ah no! i thought the deadline was today.

i won't bother finishing my season though so just give me a big fat zero.

i blame it on exams really.

PaulHartman71
29-06-2008, 00:06
Originally posted by Whitehead:
It says 16 on the table at the top for runner up and quarter finals, you got 15 on that table

I think you'll find it's 15 http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Frazza Pee
29-06-2008, 02:57
Young Boys? Easy. I hope I don't regret saying that.

VanRossi
29-06-2008, 05:10
Been looking forward to this. Lets see if we can stay at the top of this league....

Good luck everyone. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

ssestig
29-06-2008, 05:21
same screenshots again i presume

VanRossi
29-06-2008, 06:02
yeah id imagine so mate!! I reckon this will be quite hard.... who to sign...

Chel10ham Town fc
29-06-2008, 07:31
lol its quite easy actually.... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Whitehead
29-06-2008, 07:38
I hate having No money!
I like to be able to splash the cash lol
yet most of the time I don't spend it, I just like having it there.
Looks like a few loans will be made, The young boys team are quite poor really aren't they.

PaulHartman71
29-06-2008, 07:48
yeah, I noticed that. Apart from Hakin Yakin they seem pretty poor, although most of the other teams in the division don't seem that much better

Frazza Pee
30-06-2008, 01:25
Hakan Yakin got injured in his first game of the season. He's out for 2 months http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif And he's upset into the bargain.

cletus
30-06-2008, 02:01
First of all: Happy about my shared 1st place in the table after the Leeds-challenge.

This next challenge looks a bit more challenging, I think. The biggest challenge is to succeed in the Euro Cup. Major respect to anyone who does...
About injuries, I think my players are a lot more prone to injuries, than usual.

BTW, how about posting a SS of managerprofile, when starting future challenges. Just to make sure that everybody uses Automatic Reputation?

cletus
30-06-2008, 03:32
Originally posted by PaulHartman71:
Bonus Points -

20 Points - Win the Uefa Cup
18 Points - Runner up in Uefa Cup
16 Points - Semi finalist of Uefa Cup
14 Points - Quarter Finalist of Uefa Cup
14 Points - Winner of Swiss Cup
12 Points - Semi Finalist of Swiss Cup
10 Points - Quarter finalist of Swiss Cup

What about Runner up in Swiss Cup?

ssestig
30-06-2008, 03:43
i have started and am just about to play brann in the uefa cup 2nd qual round. not as easy as i hoped as i drew 0-0 in the first leg and am 8th in the league after 6 games. the board won't give me any more funds despite having a season profit of over £1m.

PaulHartman71
30-06-2008, 05:23
Originally posted by cletus:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PaulHartman71:
Bonus Points -

20 Points - Win the Uefa Cup
18 Points - Runner up in Uefa Cup
16 Points - Semi finalist of Uefa Cup
14 Points - Quarter Finalist of Uefa Cup
14 Points - Winner of Swiss Cup
12 Points - Semi Finalist of Swiss Cup
10 Points - Quarter finalist of Swiss Cup

What about Runner up in Swiss Cup? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nah, doesn't seem significant

ssestig
01-07-2008, 05:05
ssestig - update of progress (oct 27)
* got knocked out of the uefa cup in the 1st round proper to rosenborg
* league is close. between zurich (2nd) and neuchatel (9th) is 5 points. basle are ten points clear and walking away with it.
* just beat a non-league side to face st. gallen in the swiss cup 3rd round

cletus
01-07-2008, 09:35
One third into the tournament (12 matches out of 36) and we have had 6 Wins, 5 Draws and 1 Loss. That puts us in 1st place, 1 point ahead of Basel. The media has predicted that we would finsh 3rd this season. Hope to prove them wrong....

Lost the Euro Cup 1st Round against Din. Bucarest, 1-3 away and 1-1 home. Previous Euro-matches lead to an aggregate victory of 10-0 over Käerjéng (LUX) and 5-4 over SV Mattersburg (AUT).

Only played 1st round in Swiss Cup and FC Stande Nyonnais (non-league) was defeated.

Best player so far: Christian Schwegler (7.22 in Avg. Rat. and Shi Jun our topscorer with 8 goals in 16 matches. Unfortunately he has just fractured his skull and is out for 2-3 months http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Hakan Yakin hasn't really shown his worth yet.

VanRossi
01-07-2008, 15:48
Now I'm not the one who normally complains but I'm halfway through my season sitting in 3rd place. Out of both cups, however, I have never played such a boring game in my life...

Please, after wherever I finish in this season, can you NEVER do any as morbid as this again...

P.S. I'm sorry as I know how much effort you put into creating these challenges, but I hope you can understand where I'm coming from. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

PaulHartman71
01-07-2008, 23:48
Yeah, I thought Young Boys where a better team than this http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Frazza Pee
02-07-2008, 00:21
Yeah I stopped playing as Young Boys 10 minutes after I started I found them that boring.

cletus
02-07-2008, 00:50
I think you're wrong.
Considering that YB IRL haven't won the Swiss League since 1986 and the Swiss Cup since 1987 (although Runner-up 2007/08 and third in 2006/2007) they are not expected to win every match they play.
And since this challenge is a 20-team challenge, there has to be different kind of teams. Otherwise, I would find it boring.

Maybe it's because I'm doing quite well: Table (http://img26.picoodle.com/img/img26/4/7/2/f_tablem_38efc27.jpg)

Also qualified for the Swiss Cup-final where Challenge League-team Servette are waiting.

VanRossi
02-07-2008, 12:24
Well done Cletus, seems as if you had a far better season than me. I came 4th in the league, and didnt get anywhere in the cups.

I will post updates soon.

Good luck btw... http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

ssestig
02-07-2008, 13:52
almost finished. just 7 league games (sitting 3d on g.d.) and the cup final to go (vs aarau). this is totally different to what i am used to and can't wait for the next challenge.
screenshots to be posted either tomorrow or friday.
well done to bot cletus and VanRossi for not giving up.

PaulHartman71
02-07-2008, 13:54
I haven't given up http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

My season will be put up tomorrow probably

Dale0718
02-07-2008, 15:54
Season Review: Young Boys

So after a poor run of winless games at the end of the season i managed to pip Aaura to 2nd place. I lost in the 1st round proper of the Euro Cup on away goals to M.Haifa.
Also, i got knocked out in the semi finals of the Swiss cup http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Squad:

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r282/dale0718/squad.jpg

This is the squad that did the job for me, i hardly changed the team, only bringing in 1 player and selling no one.

League:

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r282/dale0718/league.jpg

and the league table. As you can see, Basel ran away with it lol

Transfers:

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r282/dale0718/transfers.jpg

and finally my transfers, not much to see but as you can tell i brought Liviu Ganea again like i did for my leeds team http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



Hope thats all okay, good luck to anyone else still doing this challenge.

apchivers
02-07-2008, 15:56
Reasonably good season, finishing 2nd in the league, after Basel ran away with it, and winning the swiss cup

Table

http://img53.imageshack.us/my.php?image=40096782tp0.jpg

Transfers

http://img369.imageshack.us/my.php?image=38277823yr0.jpg

Swiss Cup

http://img369.imageshack.us/my.php?image=15140109ae1.jpg

Also got to group stage of EURO Cup, but finished 4th behind Palermo, Everton and Bayern Munich

Unfortunately I won't be able to do next week's challenge, as am on holiday.

cletus
02-07-2008, 22:52
Season finished and here's the results:

Table (http://img32.picoodle.com/img/img32/4/7/2/f_table2m_bfaed2f.jpg)
Finished 2nd, 8 points behind Basel and 8 points ahead of Zürich.

Swiss Cup (http://img32.picoodle.com/img/img32/4/7/2/f_cupm_45c7882.jpg)
Won the final on penalties against Servette.
1st rd : YB-Stade Nyonnais: 2-0
2nd rd : Chiassi-YB: 0-4
3rd rd : Locarno-YB: 0-3
Quarter: YB-Basel: 3-1
Semi: YB-Thun: 2-0
Final: YB-Servette: 1-1, 4-3 P

Transfers (http://img32.picoodle.com/img/img32/4/7/2/f_transferm_f4fd6de.jpg)
Rochat was bought to replace Zayatte, who looked a little poor.
Juan Jayo was over the hill and didn't play much.

ssestig
03-07-2008, 03:37
has basel run away with everyones league then?

Chel10ham Town fc
03-07-2008, 14:21
Yep Blooming Basel

League

Here (http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa75/CheltenhamFC/?action=view&current=Untitled-2.jpg)
I just couldnt keep up with Basel towards the end of the season lost too many games to catch up when they slipped up.

Transfers

Here! (http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa75/CheltenhamFC/?action=view&current=P.jpg)
Boyd always sign him played awesume all season
Lowe too old just more decent back-up

Cup
Here (http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa75/CheltenhamFC/?action=view&current=Cup.jpg)
Went out at quater-final stage lacked any consistency

Whitehead
05-07-2008, 05:41
I'm winning my league at the momnet but i'm only 8 games in.

Neville46
05-07-2008, 05:50
a good season in europe but bad in the swiss cup

league:http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn260/fmccam08/youngboysleaguetable.jpg

transfers:http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn260/fmccam08/youngboystransfers.jpg

europe:http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn260/fmccam08/youngboyseurope.jpg

Whitehead
05-07-2008, 05:52
Links don't work Nev.
I'm now top after 10 games.

Neville46
05-07-2008, 05:57
Originally posted by Neville46:
a good season in europe but bad in the swiss cup

league:http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn260/fmccam08/youngboysleaguetable.jpg

transfers:http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn260/fmccam08/youngboystransfers.jpg

see if this works

league table: http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn260/fmccam08/youngboysleaguetable.jpg

Transfers: http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn260/fmccam08/youngboystransfers.jpg

Europe: http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn260/fmccam08/youngboyseurope.jpg

europe:http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn260/fmccam08/youngboyseurope.jpg

PaulHartman71
05-07-2008, 08:19
Just to remind everyone results have to be in tonight

Whitehead
05-07-2008, 08:26
I know, I'm stressing as I have to go out tonight http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif and haven't really started until this morning, I'm only 15 games in at the moment so might be a real push to have it ready.
What the penalty for a late entry 3 points?
As I doubt I'll have time to post the screenies by midnight, so might have to be tomorrow morning

weeeman27bob
05-07-2008, 13:07
sorry failed to get anywhere with this one. yet again i didn't have enough time. however the good news is i'm now in school holidays so i have loads of time

PaulHartman71
05-07-2008, 13:16
Due to obvious reasons I wont be opening a new challenge tonight/early tomorrow morning. Instead the new challenge will come on the first Sunday on the new website

smithers08
05-07-2008, 22:31
Due to there being no challenge this week , does anybody fancy doing a 'out of challenge ' challenge , e.g keep derby in the premiership ?

Is this ok with you paul hartman ?

PaulHartman71
06-07-2008, 02:52
I'm sure there are other challenges on the forum that people can do to keep themselves entertained while the forums are down.

Andyh60
06-07-2008, 03:57
Originally posted by smithers08:
Due to there being no challenge this week , does anybody fancy doing a 'out of challenge ' challenge , e.g keep derby in the premiership ?

Is this ok with you paul hartman ?

Fair enough this is the sort of thing I am looking for although I would change Derby for Hull given I have updated for 08/09 season!!

You can't call this EASY can you!!

PaulHartman71
06-07-2008, 04:00
Originally posted by Andyh60:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by smithers08:
Due to there being no challenge this week , does anybody fancy doing a 'out of challenge ' challenge , e.g keep derby in the premiership ?

Is this ok with you paul hartman ?

Fair enough this is the sort of thing I am looking for although I would change Derby for Hull given I have updated for 08/09 season!!

You can't call this EASY can you!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well tbh, the whole 'Derby staying in the premiership' challenge has nothing at all to do with me

Andyh60
06-07-2008, 04:05
Originally posted by PaulHartman71:

Well tbh, the whole 'Derby staying in the premiership' challenge has nothing at all to do with me

Bit of a coincidence then that finally I find the kind of thing I was looking for, whether I do this particular one is another matter cos for me that will be really really hard.

PaulHartman71
06-07-2008, 04:09
I'm not particularly sure what you're on about, but taking part in challenges is what makes you better at FM, or at least it's made be better in my experiences.

Andyh60
06-07-2008, 04:11
Originally posted by PaulHartman71:
I'm not particularly sure what you're on about, but taking part in challenges is what makes you better at FM, or at least it's made be better in my experiences.

Well I certainly want to be better at FM by doing things that jsut wouldnt happen in real life.

VanRossi
06-07-2008, 04:35
League

http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/6149/fmuj7.th.jpg (http://img67.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fmuj7.jpg)

Transfers

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/784/fm1ne8.th.jpg (http://img375.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fm1ne8.jpg)

Rubbish Season. :-(

PaulHartman71
06-07-2008, 04:37
Just to say I wont be deducting point for people that post their screenies today, since I haven't set a new challenge yet.

Whitehead
06-07-2008, 09:30
Paul I have just got in from Silverstone http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Do you want to to upload my screenies onto here or E-mail them to you so you can add them to the new thread when Forums move?

PaulHartman71
06-07-2008, 09:46
you can upload them on here, if your quick

Whitehead
06-07-2008, 12:19
Sorry mate didn't read this I went into the other Room to watch what has to be the greatest Wimbledom Final I've ever seen.
I will email you the links, if that ok and then post them in the new forums to be sure.

Whitehead
06-07-2008, 12:56
Post Them In Here First To Be Safe
After a Good First Half Too The Season
We Hadn't Lost a League game and Only Lost One In The Euro Cup
Mid Way Table (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj139/Whitehead_10/Young%20Boys/Mid-Point-Table.jpg)

By The End Of The Season I Was A Point Behind Basel And Seem Set For 2nd Spot.
Then This Happened (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj139/Whitehead_10/Young%20Boys/Sionwinustheleague.jpg)

This Is How The Table (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj139/Whitehead_10/Young%20Boys/table.jpg) Finshed

Euro started well and we scraped through our group with 5 Points (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj139/Whitehead_10/Young%20Boys/Euro-group.jpg)
Followed By A Win Against PSV in The http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj139/Whitehead_10/Young%20Boys/EuroCup.jpg (1st Round)
Which Drew Us Against Bayern Munich Too Whom We Lost 5-2 On Aggregate

Back to Switzerland;
The League Cup Was Very Intense, and In The Final We Drew Servette
Then We Got Our Double Through A
Cup Win (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj139/Whitehead_10/Young%20Boys/CupFinal.jpg)

This Was The Transfers (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj139/Whitehead_10/Young%20Boys/Transfers.jpg) That Where Made

At The Emnd Of The Season 3 player Made It Into The Team Of The Season (http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj139/Whitehead_10/Young%20Boys/Teamoftheseason.jpg)

Whitehead
06-07-2008, 13:03
So will I have 34 from this Challeneg or just be recieving 31 as It was late?
As there is a huge diiference between 49 points and 46.

PaulHartman71
06-07-2008, 13:16
you get the 49 Whitehead

ssestig
06-07-2008, 15:30
as i haven't posted my seasons results is it all right to email my wordpad document to you tomorrow and still get full points or do i get the 3 point deduction.

PaulHartman71
11-07-2008, 15:40
People have until midnight tomorrow to post there 'Young Boys' season

whitehead.10
13-07-2008, 11:04
So who are we this week?

PaulHartman71
13-07-2008, 11:07
Just writing the challenge in Notepad (Pc version ofc) I would of posted it at midnight, but my internet went at about half 10

mattvr
13-07-2008, 11:13
Looking forward to this one!

mattvr
13-07-2008, 11:14
Oh and by the way, im "VanRossi" but for some reason it won't let me back into my account :S

PaulHartman71
13-07-2008, 11:17
oh god, this could be potentially confusing. If you are posting, knowing you signed up for this challenge on a DIFFERENT username, please state who you are when you post your end of season report.

PaulHartman71
13-07-2008, 11:29
Week 3 - Take the Scots to Glory - 13/07/08 - 19/07/08

As we all know, in real life, Scotland didn't quite make the European Championships. That's where you come in.

Step 1 - Load only the Scottish and Brazillian League
Step 2 - Start with Brazil, DEC 2006. Scotland have played 4 games, 3 wins against Faroe Islands, Lithuania and France. And a loss to Ukraine
Step 3 - Your challenge is to get Scotland to Euro 2008, and then Compete!

20 points - Win Euro 2008
18 points - Euro 2008 Runners-Up
16 Points - Semi Finals of Euro 2008
12 Points - Quarter Finals of Euro 2008
10 Points - 3rd in Group Stage (Finals)
8 Points - 4th in Group Stage (Finals)
6 Points - Finish 3rd in Qualifying Group
4 Points - Finish 4th in Qualifying Group
2 Points - Finish 5th in Qualifying Group
1 Points - Finish 6th or 7th in Qualifying Group

Screenies required of Qualfying Table, then each Phase afterwards, EG Finish Finals table, Quarter Finals, Semi and Final

Good Luck

whitehead.10
13-07-2008, 11:29
will i have to do that?
the only difference is the .10 at the end?

PaulHartman71
13-07-2008, 11:32
Only people with significant changes to Usernames will have to do that

whitehead.10
13-07-2008, 11:34
nice one, scotland it is then.
lets see what i can do with these poor players, and can i prove myself better than McLeish

Mistryman
13-07-2008, 11:56
Hi everyone- is it ok if I join in this challenge. I realise I am a few challenges behind but if there is a possibility i can still play? Thanks

PaulHartman71
13-07-2008, 13:13
You can be in the challenge if you like Mistryman :thup:

roberto922
13-07-2008, 14:02
Right then I'm gonna join, time to take half my nationality to the final ;)

roberto922
13-07-2008, 14:22
are you allowed to manage a club while you're doing the scottish challenge?

PaulHartman71
13-07-2008, 14:34
you can if you want, it would just take longer I imagine

roberto922
13-07-2008, 14:49
ok I decided not to in the end, im in late february my first match is vs Georgia on 26th March

PaulHartman71
13-07-2008, 14:51
ok, good luck

yallop19
13-07-2008, 15:12
can i be a late comer pls! looking for a new spin on fm and this looks perfect. is it just the scot and brazil leagues with no players from extra countries loaded?

PaulHartman71
13-07-2008, 15:14
yes you can join yallop19, and yes no players from extra countries loaded

roberto922
13-07-2008, 16:31
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/ohmylife92/ScotlandEuros1.jpg

My progress so far

Dale0718
13-07-2008, 16:55
do we have till sunday to do this challenge?
i didn't realise that the forums had come up again as i couldn't access them through the football manager website for some reason :S
anyways, another question, how many points am i on and where am i in the table?

Tomaldinho
13-07-2008, 17:04
Paul I meant to sign up for this earlier but never got round to it. However this challenge looks far less intense (hopefully) than the previous ones so I'd like to join. Just loading the game up now...

PaulHartman71
13-07-2008, 17:10
Dale0718 I'll be posting the table later on

Good luck Tomaldinho

roberto922
13-07-2008, 17:11
Finished my qualifiers, pretty satisfying :)

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/ohmylife92/ScotlandEuros2.jpg

If you need any more screenies just ask

cletus
13-07-2008, 19:22
What about reputation? Should we choose Automatic or can we decide ourselves?

PaulHartman71
13-07-2008, 20:06
You can choose what you wish

Mistryman
14-07-2008, 11:41
Scotland Challenge

This is my first challenge as I joined the game 2 challenges late but I must say that I enjoyed this very much and didn't realise how enjoyable managing Scotland was:D

The first game was against Georgia where I had 22 shots on goal and 16 on target and was on top for the whole match but still only managed to win 1-0. I played the same formation Chelsea do in real life with 2 wingers supporting the lone striker all the time. Scott Brown of Celtic scored the only goal of the game and I was happy with the end result.

The next game was against Italy at the San Siro where I lost 2-0 but again, I was on top for the majority of the game which the result did not reflect. It was 0-0 until 86 minutes when my defender decided to chop down Luca Toni in the area and give away a penalty. Then we lost it from there. Bad times.

The next two games were against Lithuania and Faroe Islands who I beat 6-1 and 2-0 respectively which left me second in the group with 4 games to go. Then France followed in which again I lost to a late goal- this time in the 94th minute which really got on my nerves :(

The last three games were key against Ukraine, Italy and Georgia. I managed to beat Ukraine 4-0 which pleased me as I thought I would lose the game but then came bloody Georgia. They drew 2-2 with us meaning that if Italy won, we would not qualify for the Euro's this year. They lost to Ukraine in the end which meant that the last game between Scotland and Italy would decide who would go to the Euros and who would be crying into their hankies.

The game was a thriller with us winning 3-2 in the end as Italy managed to gain 2 goals back in the final 10 minutes but we held onto the lead which meant we were off to Austria/Switzerland for our travels!

The Euro's were a disaster to say the very least. We picked up a measly 1 point from the group but to be fair we were drawn with France (again :() Holland and Serbia. Serbia beat us 3-1, France beat us 3-0 and we drew with Holland 1-1. A good challenge but I wanted to go further with the Scots. Heres the links:

Qualifying Table- http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l417/piteshmistry/qualifyingtable.jpg
Euro table- http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l417/piteshmistry/euro08table.jpg

PaulHartman71
14-07-2008, 14:34
So that's 8 points for you Mistryman :thumbs up:

Mistryman
14-07-2008, 14:39
is there a table that shows the scores and if there is, where can I see it? just to see how many points I need to catch up on

weeeman27bob
14-07-2008, 14:45
i have a feeling i'm going to do quite well.


I came 1st in the qualifiers with my only 'non-wins" coming against France (2-2) and Italy (2-3)

Drawn in a tough group against Portrugual, Romania, and Holland

Just beat Portrugal 2-1 and am about to play Romania.

roberto922
14-07-2008, 17:02
Through to the quarters, will post screenies when I finish

roberto922
14-07-2008, 17:09
WTF! I drew 1-1 with Spain in the last group game and the fans are disappointed with the result! Anyway finished top with 7 points and have drawn Holland in the quarter finals

roberto922
14-07-2008, 17:21
won 1-0 in the quarters vs holland! :D Bring on the semis

roberto922
14-07-2008, 17:28
2-1 in the semis vs the Czech Republic, 0-0 at full time, garry o connor scored in the 104' and 108' minute and then one of theirs scored in the 112', most nerve wracking 8 minutes of my life lol

roberto922
14-07-2008, 17:36
2-0!!!!!! Fantastic, they dominated from beginning to end but who gives a toss :D!!! Screenies coming in a minute, is that full points for me Paul?

Mistryman
14-07-2008, 17:38
how did you take them to the final and win!!! good on your m8 :D I only got to the group stages and got just 1 point lol

roberto922
14-07-2008, 17:41
Dunno really, alot of second half comebacks, maybe good teamtalks? Fletcher, Boyd and Mcfadden have been brilliant and same old scotland giving me a heart attack every knockout round lol.

Screenies in next post uploading them in a sec

roberto922
14-07-2008, 17:44
My european adventure :D

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/ohmylife92/ScotlandEuros2.jpg - Qualifying table

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/ohmylife92/ScotlandEurosgroupc.jpg - Euros Group C

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/ohmylife92/ScotlandEurosquarterfinals.jpg - Quarter Finals

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/ohmylife92/ScotlandEurossemifinals.jpg - Semi Finals

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/ohmylife92/ScotlandEurosfinal.jpg - Final
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/ohmylife92/ScotlandEurosfinal.jpg)

roberto922
14-07-2008, 17:48
yup just checked all 20 points for me :D bring on the next one ;)

PaulHartman71
14-07-2008, 17:54
well done :thup:

Mistryman
14-07-2008, 17:56
i had bloody serbia, france and holland in my group. what was your team that you played? mine was GK Gordon, DR Hutton, CB G Caldwell, CB McManus, LB Wilson, DM Ferguson, CM Fletcher AM Scott Brown RWF: Maloney LWF: McFadden ST: O'Connor/Boyd

cant wait for the next challenge now!

roberto922
14-07-2008, 17:59
i had bloody serbia, france and holland in my group. what was your team that you played? mine was GK Gordon, DR Hutton, CB G Caldwell, CB McManus, LB Wilson, DM Ferguson, CM Fletcher AM Scott Brown RWF: Maloney LWF: McFadden ST: O'Connor/Boyd

cant wait for the next challenge now!

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/ohmylife92/ScotlandSquad.jpg


There you go mate, mind you I didn't play Ferguson all the way through

Mistryman
14-07-2008, 18:02
we finished the challenge and now we have to wait until saturday until another one :(
might have a go at the previous ones

roberto922
14-07-2008, 18:31
we finished the challenge and now we have to wait until saturday until another one :(
might have a go at the previous ones

Do we just get a 3 point deduction for finishing the first two challenges late Paul? or do they just not count at all?

Mistryman
14-07-2008, 18:38
roberto922- did you actually do the first 2 challenges? i joined at the third

roberto922
14-07-2008, 18:48
No I didn't but I quite fancy going for the top spot so I wanna do the first two as well :)

Mistryman
14-07-2008, 18:51
i want to do them as well but I doubt we will be allowed :(

PaulHartman71
14-07-2008, 19:07
I'll still count points in for the two previous challenges with the 3 point deduction on :thup:

Mistryman
14-07-2008, 19:09
nice one paul :D when is the deadline for the two challenges?

PaulHartman71
14-07-2008, 19:10
since the deadline has already passed I suppose there isn't really one :D

roberto922
14-07-2008, 20:09
since the deadline has already passed I suppose there isn't really one :D

Brilliant, thanks mate :D Bye bye whoevers at the top :cool: lol

Man City Supporter
14-07-2008, 20:13
I hope you don't mind that I started (and finished) without telling you. So here we go...

This was my first attempt at a challenge publicly (I've dabbled in the dafuge on 07; but by then everyone else had 08 so I never mentioned it), and hopefully, the worst performance I'm ever going to get.

We started off well, beating the Georgians 2:0. It all went downhill from there, with the next result being a 4:1 loss to the Italians. A month later we took a small rise by beating the Faroes 2:0, which, coupled with a shock Italian loss to Lithuania, increased confidence and briefly made Edgaras Cesnauskis, the Saturn and Lithuania left-winger, a Scotch hero. However the campaign was derailed by a 1:1 draw to Lithuania, with Cesnauskis ironically getting an assist.

Despite putting in tons of effort for the next match, against a French team ranked first in the world, we eventually succembed to a 2:1 loss. However, less effort was put in for a loss against Ukraine, also 2:1. Next up was Georgia, in a match that continued our recent chain of less and less effort and 2:1 losses. This last one was the worst of the lot, as not only did we lost to a much smaller country, we also lost our chance of a trip to Austria/Switzerland, as both France and Ukraine had taken the places.

So the last match against Italy was mainly for pride for both teams, and both teams got it- the Italians got a 1:0 win; but the Scots put in sufficent effort to be praised back home. Sadly, the same could not be said for me; and I resigned from the job. I am currently sniffing around Brazil.

The table: http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5/ozoo/Football%20Manager/ScotTable.jpg

I hate international management.

I might go back to do Leeds and Young Boys later. Maybe.

Mistryman
14-07-2008, 20:37
unlucky Man City Supporter- i didnt do that much better, came bottom of the group stages in Euro 2008 but I did quite well in the qualifiers.

weeeman27bob
14-07-2008, 21:02
Rightyho

My results. I had a fantastic qualifying. The highlight being a 2-1 win over Italy and then the 2-2 draw with france. My only loss was in the last game where i played a different team.

<a target='_blank' href='http://img179.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture5uu4.png'><img src='http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/3855/picture5uu4.th.png' border='0'/></a>

This took me to Austria and Switzerland. I was drawn in what must have been the group of death. Portrugual, Holland and Romania. To finish 3rd would have taken some effort.

A 2-1 win over the Portugese ( sorry i have no clue how to spell it) followed by scrappy 1-0 over Romania lead to the Next Stage. My Group stage was finished with a 2-1 loss to a strong dutch team.

http://img387.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture4vg0.png
I was drawn against the old enemy England. Another scrappy game ( i think all my games were) with chances missed by both sides early on was ended in the 32nd minute by a sublime rooney chip. NO matter what i did, england prevented me from scoring.

http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture6jw3.png

This as i believe gives me a handy 12 points

sorry for the size of my photos

Chel10ham Town fc
14-07-2008, 23:58
Qualifiers

Went well finished 2nd in my group, however forgot to screenie it so all ive got it this screenshot

http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa75/CheltenhamFC/?action=view&current=Proof.jpg

Group stages

Finished 3rd in the group which im happy with beating the dirty germans 2-1 to save some pride

http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa75/CheltenhamFC/?action=view&current=Scots.jpg

roberto922
15-07-2008, 15:52
:D still the only one to get max points in the table Paul? Where does this put me in the table after just doing this one?

PaulHartman71
15-07-2008, 15:56
at the moment you are 8th roberto922, 8 points off the person infront of you, and 30 off the person sitting on top

roberto922
15-07-2008, 16:31
dammit i'll still be 6 points off (and thats after assuming I'll get all 40 :() oh well

roberto922
15-07-2008, 16:48
Forget my ridiculous maths there ^^ lol

roberto922
15-07-2008, 16:49
So is the one at the top finished with the scotland challenge

sorry for triple post btw

PaulHartman71
15-07-2008, 16:55
No, Cletus and Whitehead (who's a point behind him) have both only done the first 2 challenges

roberto922
15-07-2008, 16:55
1st game 1st win for leeds, 3-2 away vs Northampton

roberto922
15-07-2008, 17:28
Dammit my dog hit the power button :( Had to start again, I'd won 3 and drawn 1 as well damnit

cletus
15-07-2008, 18:59
Here's the results from Cletus:

Qualification
http://img34.picoodle.com/img/img34/4/7/15/f_qualm_6e4b159.jpg
http://img27.picoodle.com/img/img27/4/7/15/f_qualresultsm_7b798c7.jpg - Results
Only lost to France away. Crushed Italy 5-1 away...

Group table
http://img34.picoodle.com/img/img34/4/7/15/f_groupm_a1f64b9.jpg
A bit lucky to to advance, but the victury against France was well-earned.

Quarter-final against Greece
http://img37.picoodle.com/img/img37/4/7/15/f_quarterm_8fdce29.jpg
Another small 1-0 victory in an even match.

Semi-final against Germany
http://img34.picoodle.com/img/img34/4/7/15/f_semim_1001f19.jpg
Another 1-0 game, but this time we were the losers.

But I'm very happy with the achievement for this challenge...

roberto922
15-07-2008, 21:08
Well after a 6 hour marathon (with breaks of course) I've got to April in the Leeds game and I'm top after 44 games, I will post screenies when I've finished.

Out of interest Paul I got to the League Cup semis BUT only got to the FA Cup 3rd Round, Do I get any extra points if I only get to one semi?

PaulHartman71
15-07-2008, 21:08
you only had to get to one

roberto922
15-07-2008, 21:10
Yeah just looked back now, gonna do the last two games before I go to bed.

roberto922
15-07-2008, 21:23
uploading screenies now

roberto922
15-07-2008, 21:27
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/ohmylife92/LeedsLeagueCupSemiFinal.jpg - Semi Final

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/ohmylife92/LeedsLeagueTable.jpg - Table

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn49/ohmylife92/LeedsTransfers.jpg - Transfers

I'll do the other one tomorrow

Tomaldinho
15-07-2008, 21:33
Nice work Roberto!

Just on my Scotland game at the mo. Somehow got to the Euros despite not being able to beat the Faroe Islands, winning the 'Winner Takes It All' game at home to Italy because they played some bizarre formation (though not as strange as Lithuania came out with).

My group at the tournament is Spain, Holland and Switzerland so I'm hopeful of not finishing bottom. Will finish up tomorrow and post all the screenies.

roberto922
15-07-2008, 21:59
Thanks, watch me drop right down now as I go away from the UK in the young boys (I think) challenge lol.

roberto922
16-07-2008, 21:37
Jesus I was the last poster 24 hours ago, where am I now Paul? I think I'm on 37 points aren't I? I don't think I'm gonna do the 2nd one, can't wait for #4 though :)

Tomaldinho
16-07-2008, 21:40
I did try posting my Scotland report earlier but Imageshack was too slow and I gave up. 8 points on the board for me though after a dismal performance at the Euros. Full post to come tomorrow.

roberto922
16-07-2008, 22:07
Changed my mind, I'll do it either tomorrow or over the weekend, loaded up the game ready for when I play, I only loaded the Super League is that all right?

apchivers
17-07-2008, 16:00
Managed to qualify for the euro championships, but thats about it, awful performance in group stage, losing to spain sweden and greece.

Qualifying http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=scotlandqualifyingoo9.jpg

Euro Group Stage http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=scotlandgroupid0.jpg

looking forward to next challenge

Dale0718
17-07-2008, 17:20
My game didn't go quite well either :( beating italy in my final game 2-1 to go through to the euro's i was drawn against England, Austria and Holland. Beating only Austria and only drawing with holland i finished 3rd in the group.

Qualifiers : http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r282/dale0718/scotlandqual.jpg


Euro : http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r282/dale0718/scotlandeuro.jpg



Bring on the next challenge, i just hope i can do better with it lol

Tomaldinho
17-07-2008, 18:11
Scotland Review

Qualifying picked up after a disappointing draw with the Faroes but that match pretty much ruled out finishing top. http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1232/scotlandqualifierbp8.jpg

Onto the Euros then and it was a pitiful display. Losing all three games (even Switzerland) meant we finished rock bottom!
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/7568/euro2008ej5.jpg

Well, off the mark in terms of the 20/20 challenge. 8 points banked.

Roll on Sunday and Challenge Four.

PaulHartman71
17-07-2008, 19:39
just confirmed my qualification by beating Georgia, just now have a game with Italy, which should decide whether they or France qualify :D

PaulHartman71
17-07-2008, 19:57
lost 2-1 to Italy, but not to fussed, i'm off to Austria and Switzerland!

PaulHartman71
17-07-2008, 21:00
Game 1. - Scotland 1-1 Portugal
Game 2. - Scotland 2-4 Germany

To qualify we had to beat Serbia, and hope Germany defeated Portugal.

Game 3. - Scotland 4-2 Serbia

Despite this result we went out, as Portugal defeated Germany 2-1.

http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view&current=20203.jpg

cletus
17-07-2008, 21:11
When will you post the results for the Young Boys-Challenge?

PaulHartman71
17-07-2008, 21:14
unfortunately, since I update the table after each person puts their update on the forums, that is no longer possible, but the results table after this challenge, will be posted when week 4's challenge is issued

roberto922
17-07-2008, 21:28
unlucky Paul, what tactics did you use? and will #4 be released on Saturday or Sunday mate?

roberto922
17-07-2008, 21:29
Ooh! Just seen your last post, praying that it comes out on Sunday now because I wanna be up there on the leaderboard lol

PaulHartman71
18-07-2008, 06:29
I used a 4-5-1.

The next challenge will be released on Sunday

roberto922
18-07-2008, 14:59
Has anyone else got all 20 for this yet?

PaulHartman71
19-07-2008, 18:31
Next challenge to come at midnight tonight :thup:

PaulHartman71
19-07-2008, 18:45
Just to let you know, Neville46 I noticed your posts from last night, and have updated the table accordingly :thup:

roberto922
19-07-2008, 20:44
Well in :D what's it about? come on just a little hint? :D this is the only challenge I'm doing atm coz I'm bored with the Gundo challenge (not really part of the thread but doing it anyway, keep meaning to post there...)

weeeman27bob
19-07-2008, 20:48
Woo! A new challange ready for when i wake up. I reckon it will be in spain or italy

Neville46
19-07-2008, 20:58
Just to let you know, Neville46 I noticed your posts from last night, and have updated the table accordingly :thup:

thanks i dont know how it ended up on the first page

PaulHartman71
19-07-2008, 21:05
The title of the challenge involves food.

you wanted a clue :D

roberto922
19-07-2008, 21:10
Ermm is it in Turkey? lol

roberto922
19-07-2008, 21:10
Oh and have a look at my idea on the ideas thread Paul see what you think of it mate

PaulHartman71
19-07-2008, 21:21
Week 4 - Saving Their Bacon - 20/07/08 - 26/07/08

Step 1 - Load only the Scottish Leagues
Step 2 - Your challenge is to save Gretna's bacon!

20 Points - Win the SPL
18 Points - Finish Runners up in the SPL
16 Points - Finish 3rd in the SPL
14 Points - Finish 4th in the SPL
12 Points - Finish 5th in the SPL
10 Points - Finish 6th in the SPL
8 Points - Finish 7th in the SPL
6 Points - Finish 8th in the SPL
4 Points - Finish 9th in the SPL
2 Points - Finish 10th in the SPL
1 Points - Finish 11th in the SPL
0 Points - Finish 12 in the SPL

Bonus Points -

14 Points - Win Scottish Cup
12 Points - Runners Up In Scottish Cup
10 Points - Semi Finals in Scottish Cup
8 Points - Quarter Finals in Scottish Cup

10 Points - Win Scottish League Cup
8 Points - Runners Up In Scottish League Cup
6 Points - Semi Final of Scottish League Cup
4 Points - Quarter Finals in Scottish League Cup

10 Points - Finish season with 10M
8 Points - Finish season with 8M
6 Points - Finish season with 6M
5 Points - Finish season with 5M