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Scribe
22-11-2011, 20:27
I’ve been reading a few threads on here for some time and it has inspired me to start my own. Makoto Nakamura’s adventures in San Marino have been particularly enjoyable so I’ve decided to try my hand in the Faroe Islands with second tier team FC Hoyvik.

My long (long, long, longgggg) term goal is to dominate the world with a team made solely of players from my youth system. Thus, I won’t be buying any players throughout the save.

I hope you enjoy :)






http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)


FC Hoyvik
Long-term Goals

Domestic Achievements

Gain promotion from 1. Deild to Vodafonedeildin Achieved 2012/13
Avoid relegation from Vodafonedeildin Achieved 2013/14
Finish top 3 in Vodafonedeildin Achieved 2015/16
Win Vodafonedeildin Achieved 2015/16
Win Løgmanssteypið (the cup) Achieved 2015/16


European Achievements

Qualify for the Europa League Achieved 2015/16
Qualify for the Champions League Achieved 2015/16
Reach the Europa League group stage Achieved 2022/23
Reach the Champions League group stage Achieved 2025/26
Win a point in the Europa League group stage Achieved 2022/23
Win a point in the Champions League group stage
Win a match in the Europa League group stage Achieved 2022/23
Win a match in the Champions League group stage
Reach the Europa League knockout stage
Reach the Champions League knockout stage
Win the Europa League
Win the Champions League


European Achievements

Take charge of the Faroe Island national teams
Beat a team ranked inside the top 100 nations (friendlies allowed)
Beat a team ranked inside the top 50 nations (friendlies allowed)
Beat a team ranked inside the top 10 nations (friendlies allowed)
Beat the team ranked number 1 in the world (friendlies allowed)
Finish top 3 in a qualifying campaign group
Qualify for a major tournament
Win a point in a major tournament group stage
Win a game in a major tournament
Qualify for the knockout stages of a major tournament


Player Achievements

Have a player capped at U19 level for the national team Achieved 2014/15
Have a player capped at U21 level for the national team Achieved 2013/14
Have a player capped at senior level for the national team Achieved 2016/17
Have five players called up to the national team squad Achieved 2019/20


Club Achievements

Get out of the red financially Achieved 2016/17
Get stadium expansion
Build a new stadium
Have training facilities improved Achieved 2016/17
Have youth facilities improved
Get an increased budget for youth coaching Achieved 2014/15
Get a feeder club
Improve youth recruitment network
Achieve part-time status Achieved 2012/13
Achieve full-time status
Reach 50 season ticket holders
Reach 100 season ticket holders
Reach 1000 season ticket holders
Reach 10000 season ticket holders
Reach 50000 season ticket holders
Estimated value greater than £1m Achieved 2022/23
Estimated value greater than £10m
Estimated value greater than £100m
Estimated value greater than £500m
Estimated value greater than £1bn
Matchday squad made up entirely of YP players Achieved 2014/15
Entire squad made up of YP players Achieved 2018/19
Club reputation 1 star Achieved 2021/22
Club reputation 1.5 stars
Club reputation 2 stars
Club reputation 2.5 stars
Club reputation 3 stars
Club reputation 3.5 stars
Club reputation 4 stars
Club reputation 4.5 stars
Club reputation 5 stars
Top 250 European club ranking Achieved 2024/25
Top 100 European club ranking
Top 50 European club ranking
Top 10 European club ranking
Top 3 European club ranking
Top European club

DazRTaylor
22-11-2011, 20:31
I absolutely love these threads :thup: I have subscribed already.

I like loading these small leagues but haven't found the Faroes' league system to download yet. May I enquire where you got it from?

Scribe
22-11-2011, 20:37
Cool. I got it from this pack: http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/287131-RELEASE-60-Playable-Nations-and-Extra-Champions-Leagues

DazRTaylor
22-11-2011, 20:39
Excellent, thanks mate. All the best with your game - I am following with earnest!

B.W.G
22-11-2011, 20:45
Good luck with this,hope you can find some success down the line with FC Hoyvik :)

Liverbird93
22-11-2011, 20:58
good luck and you have a great thread title :)

deltablue
22-11-2011, 21:19
Definitely a popular cause these days.

Azeryk`
22-11-2011, 21:20
Good luck :thup:

Scribe
22-11-2011, 21:37
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Team and League Summary

So, firstly a bit about the club. Wikipedia knows more than me:



FC Hoyvík is a Faroese football club, they currently play in the 1. deild. They were previously named IF Fram Tórshavn (Tórshavn Forward). The club is located in the Hoyvík district, a suburb of the capital Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.
The club was founded on January 12, 1975 as IF Fram Tórshavn, and became the third football club in Tórshavn. HB Tórshavn (1904) and B36 Tórshavn (1936) are the first two. The fourth club in Torshavn came in 1997, Argja Bóltfelag from Argir. As the suburb Argir was incorporated in 1997 in the Municipality of Tórshavn. They were originally founded 1973.
In 1977 Fram Tórshavn played their first season in 1.Deild (now named Vodafonedeildin), but only finished seventh in the league and were relegated that season. Fram have never managed to archive promotion back into the top flight league since. They are the only Faroese football club in history to have played in first league, down to the fourth league. In late 2008, the club changed its name to FC Hoyvík. In 2009, FC Hoyvík played their first season under the new name in the 1.Deild of the FSF (second division), after Fram Torshavn won the 2.Deild in the previous season and were promoted.




To get me going I’ve set up a 41 year old manager native to the islands:

http://i.imgur.com/VQW0s.jpg (http://imgur.com/VQW0s)

Poor Balder has no wage due to the club’s part-time status. In terms of staff, he has a player/assistant manager but no coaches or scouts. The latter is good news since I won’t need them any way.

The facilities are nothing to write home about, although our nice artificial surface should mean minimal postponements.

http://i.imgur.com/LGxCd.jpg (http://imgur.com/LGxCd)

I certainly don’t expect much investment in these facilities given that the club is £450k in debt. This could be even tougher than I’d imagined.

Perhaps unsurprisingly the squad lacks quality, with just three guys that can actually pass as real life footballers and they make the rest look as bad as they really are:

http://i.imgur.com/ZNVkO.jpg (http://imgur.com/ZNVkO)

With two of those best three being wanted by other clubs (and my team’s amateur status), I can’t see them hanging around for too long. The best of the bunch is Johan Gunnarsson ( http://imgur.com/iFHZr.jpg). I guess that says it all about the quality of the squad. In the interests of displaying an “average” squad member, they don’t get anymore average than the 2-star recommended Karl Lisberg (http://imgur.com/Vuuee.jpg). He truly embodies the rubbishness of the squad. The players at my disposal lack any real width, so my formation will probably be a narrow one to begin with.

In terms of the competition, we actually only have three other real teams in our league of ten (known as 1. Deild). The remaining six are B teams from sides in the league above (the Vodafonedeildin). With the top 2 gaining promotion, it’s not entirely unfeasible that we could challenge for, er, 4th place! The bottom two sides are relegated, so as long as we avoid that and I don’t get sacked then I’ll be happy enough.

The board want a respectable league position and for us to reach the second round of the unpronounceable cup competition. I truly have no idea whether we will achieve that or not.

Scribe
22-11-2011, 21:56
http://i.imgur.com/lmgbz.gif (http://imgur.com/lmgbz)

Faroe Watch 2011/12



National team World Ranking: 114th
UEFA coefficient: 1.416
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 2 Europa League
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 241st (1 star) 1. Deild 773rd (0.5 star)
Biggest club: HB (1 star)
Hoyvik reputation: 0.5 star

The only way is up!

Scribe
22-11-2011, 21:56
And thanks for the encouragement guys :)

Scribe
23-11-2011, 18:12
It’s my intention to keep updates to either one per season, or pre-season, mid-season, youth intake day and post-season. Since this is my first effort at a thread, we’ll have to see how it goes.



http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2011/12

Transfers (http://imgur.com/fpsiT.jpg)

I’ll start with transfers because they set the trend for the rest of this update. As you can see, none came in (as expected), but a couple of our best players (the two Gunnarssons) left on free transfers to bigger clubs. I can tell that this is going to be a frustrating trend throughout until we can achieve at least part-time status. Meanwhile, the other guys that left were never going to get a game so were released to give me a leaner squad.


Results (http://imgur.com/wECL6.jpg)

Pretty encouraging actually. The two defeats were against opposition from the top flight, so we can be pleased with our preparation for the season.


Board Expectations

1. Deild: Achieve a respectable league position.
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the second round.


My Expectations

Based on our pre-season, I hope we will push for a top half finish, but it does worry me that other clubs can come in a take our best players for free. If the trend continues then we could struggle. As for the cup, we play a team from the league below us in the first round, so I hope we can achieve at least what the board expects.


Finances (http://imgur.com/iiYM9.jpg)

Terrible, but with no wages for players or staff, hopefully we can make a small profit over the course of the season. I’ve no idea though really; we only sold 25 season tickets so we are not going to be raking it in.


Squad

We have no left backs, only one right back and no wingers. I’m going for a 4-2-3-1 formation with guys out of position, but in training to fit the roles. I can’t bring anyone else in so it’ll have to do. I don’t like squeezing square pegs into round holes, but I think it’s pretty unavoidable at this stage.


Key Players

I honestly can’t pick anyone out that is likely to shine. That’s not to say that they won’t, but pickings are slim. On the flip side, it means everyone in the squad has a chance to show what they can do. I’ll be rotating heavily to begin with until I get to know the players.


Ones-to-Watch

See above!

Coentrao
23-11-2011, 18:34
I love this type of threads, good luck! It looks like a huge challenge.

davidgreenwood
23-11-2011, 18:38
really great a tribute occurred in Egypt , i also want to know the records

Arkas
23-11-2011, 19:31
Good luck. You're going to need it.

Scribe
23-11-2011, 19:52
Thanks, the following update may suggest you’re right about quite how much luck I’ll need!



http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Mid-Season 2011/12

Results (http://imgur.com/aD8tc.jpg) - League Table (http://imgur.com/yNXNL.jpg) – League Graph (http://imgur.com/d54uH.jpg)

Well, pre-season truly was a false dawn. What followed was six games without a win of which three were defeats. Included in that run was an embarrassing capitulation to lower league Skala in the first round of the cup which put paid to our expectations in that particular competition.

Thankfully we’ve improved slightly in the last few games, but this first half of a season has really hit home how difficult this job is going to be.

On the transfer front, another player left us on a free in the shape of striker Tomas Hans Rubeksen. Thankfully he’d been rubbish (a big fat zero goals in seven games!) so it’s no great loss, but on paper he was our best frontman. One interesting thing to note that the departure of three key players since I took over has promoted the previously average Karl Lisberg (http://imgur.com/mgWn2.jpg) from a 2-star rated player to an indispensible 5-stars! Things really are grim when a guy like that is your best player.

Financially, the board have twice put £65k into the coffers to keep the club going so we’re now just under £350k in debt. Without that investment we’d be running at a small loss. Not a great sign for the future and our hopes of turning professional.

Nobby_McDonald
23-11-2011, 21:29
Interesting place to play.

Scribe
23-11-2011, 21:54
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Youth Candidate Day 2011/12

Well, this is a first; youth intake day, 16 news players and… they all have 5-star potential!

http://i.imgur.com/8S2i0.jpg

Somewhat unsurprisingly, even the best of them seems rather poor. I really doubt that any will reach a decent level and the 5-star potential says more about my current squad’s lack of ability than the genius of my new youth players! That said, even if they do they show glimmers of greatness, they will surely will be snatched away by another team due to my amateur status. My main disappointment however, is the lack of fullbacks that I desperately need.

The top three (as rated in current ability by my assistant) are:

Rogvi Tausen (YP1) (http://i.imgur.com/vChlV.jpg)
Frits Eliasen (YP2) (http://i.imgur.com/pJbuB.jpg)
Jon Danielsen (YP3) (http://i.imgur.com/VDHrn.jpg)

Please let me know if you wish to see any of the other 16.

Since I don’t have a reserve or youth team, they automatically seem to have been put on amateur deals and go straight into my first team squad. Hopefully that detail won’t have a negative impact on future youth intakes when I eventually turn part-time.

deltablue
23-11-2011, 23:07
Guess thats due to the low level, it's hard not to be a star.

Scribe
23-11-2011, 23:19
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2011/12

Results (http://i.imgur.com/P6lbZ.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/5nVtA.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/TmL0q.jpg)

After what can only be described as a disastrous start, the rest of the season has been fairly tame. We hovered around midtable the whole time and just managed to sneak into the top half with a last minute winner in the final game of the season. In terms of first season, it’s a solid, if unspectacular start to my career in the Faroes.


Board Expectations

1. Deild: Achieve a respectable league position. Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the second round. Failed


My Expectations

1. Deild: Achieve a respectable league position. Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the second round. Failed



Key Players

Top Scorer: Karl Lisberg (http://i.imgur.com/MqNNV.jpg) – Mr Average knocked in five goals in eight starts. It actually sounds quite decent when you look at it like that!
Most Assists: Janus Mortensen (http://i.imgur.com/38hO4.jpg) – Five assists in twelve games is solid if unspectacular. He wasn’t very impressive otherwise.
Manager’s Player of the Year: Bogi Hermansen (http://i.imgur.com/l0a9W.jpg) – Wins the player of the year by default. No one was any better so he gets it despite averaging under 7.00 match rating.
Fan’s Player of the Year: Bogi Hermansen (http://i.imgur.com/l0a9W.jpg)


Next Season

I feel as though I’ve settled in to the league a bit now, so I can begin to set some real goals for next season. I think my focus has to be on our young players and developing them as much as possible. We are in a difficult position really; we need the young guys to do well if we are to succeed, but if they do then other teams will snap them up. Then again, we need much more income if we are to become professional so promotion is a must at some point. I think we are still some distance away from that though.

Scribe
24-11-2011, 13:30
http://i.imgur.com/lmgbz.gif (http://imgur.com/lmgbz)

Faroe Watch 2012/13


National team World Ranking: 158th Down 44 places
UEFA coefficient: 0.916, 53rd place Down 1 place
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League One additional Europa League spot
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 242nd Down 1 place (1 star – no change)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - No change
Hoyvik reputation: 0.5 star - No change

City2000
24-11-2011, 13:36
Looks like a slightly tough challenge you have set yourself here!

Soild first year, looking forward to seeing how this career unfolds.

abulezz
24-11-2011, 14:11
Slightly tough would be understating it :) There is aloooot of work to be done building this squad up basically from scratch!

Scribe
24-11-2011, 17:34
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2012/13

Transfers (http://i.imgur.com/JP0B6.jpg)

We only lost one player to another team this pre-season, mainly because I managed to fend off some interest by offering new amateur contracts to players that were courted by other teams. That only worked for players approached by teams of a similar size to us, but thankfully not many bigger clubs are interested in any of our players. Meanwhile, I released a few guys that would never have been near the starting line-up.


Results (http://i.imgur.com/GjPsy.jpg)

Not too bad I guess. I left the organising of friendly matches to my assistant and he kindly pitted us against some of the best teams in the country. We were generally outplayed, but I wouldn’t expect anything else against sides from a league above us. Moreover, last season taught me not to read anything into our pre-season friendly results.


Board Expectations

1. Deild: Stay clear of relegation
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Learn from the experience

The board have dropped their expectations a level for whatever reason, possibly because we have lost a few of our more highly rated players over the course of last season.


My Expectations

1. Deild: Top half finish
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Avoid embarrassment

Basically I want to match last season’s performance levels. If we can get off to a good start then I think we can achieve even more. The bookies rate us at 80-1 outsiders so hopefully we can prove a few people wrong.

As for the cup, we’ve been drawn away to 07 Vesturlle, who have just been relegated into our league. That will give me an idea of the gap in quality between the top two leagues.


Finances (http://i.imgur.com/O3JN5.jpg)

The board keep pumping money in, but otherwise we lose in the region of £8k per month.


Squad (http://i.imgur.com/tOkQx.jpg)

The squad is a bit on the big size. I’m reluctant to release anymore players in case any first team players are poached from us. We desperately need a leftback, but otherwise I’m reasonably satisfied with the depth of cover we have.


Key Players

It’s not easy to pick players out as they all have areas of weakness and very few areas of strength. The one player I wouldn’t like to lose is our goalkeeper Trygvi Askham (http://i.imgur.com/g3ooQ.jpg). That is mainly because the backup players are so poor and I don’t want to have to resort to playing them if he disappears. Other than him, there is honestly not one player that is guaranteed a starting role in the team.


Ones-to-Watch

Thankfully we now have a few guys in this section. The midfield area is particularly interesting with guys like Rogvi Tausen (YP1) (http://i.imgur.com/JJtxI.jpg) and Olavur Johannesen (YP6) (http://i.imgur.com/joc3B.jpg). Upfront, I’m hoping that Frits Eliasen (YP2) (http://i.imgur.com/rr6bD.jpg) can force his way into the team.

Scribe
25-11-2011, 10:54
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Youth Candidate Day 2012/13

Last season we got 16 5-star potential players, and this year we got exactly the same (including that elusive leftback!):

http://i.imgur.com/mb2Yl.jpg

If anything, the quality seems a little better than last season. Indeed, some of last year’s intake are now rated as having potential less than 5-stars, so that could mean this batch is better (or that my terrible facilities and coaches are destroying any potential they did have!).

The main ones to watch from this year would be:

Johannes Olsen (YP17) (http://i.imgur.com/6uIME.jpg): Let’s be honest here, he doesn’t look great, but the main thing is that he is a natural DL, so no more playing out of position centrebacks there.
Bergur Gregersen (YP22) (http://i.imgur.com/yRUJp.jpg): Should provide the pace and flair that we are currently missing.
Sonni Eliasen (YP29) (http://i.imgur.com/y2DhB.jpg): Already our best finisher with a massive 8 rating for that particular skill.

The addition of these 16 new youngsters has swollen my squad once again, so I’m afraid it signals the end of the road for a number of my older players. I’ve released 7 players, but they had only started 9 matches between them this season so the impact on the team should be minimal. We now only have 7 players remaining from the original squad; quite a turnaround in the space of less than two years.

While I’m making this post, I’ll give you a little update on our situation in the league. There are four games remaining and the league looks like this. (http://i.imgur.com/zCGaB.jpg) There is no mistaking that we are in an excellent position, but we have lost our last three matches so we are holding on to a promotion place by our fingertips. I’m faced with a conundrum of whether I should blood some of these new youngsters immediately or keep the faith with last year’s faltering stock. Any thoughts?

deltablue
25-11-2011, 11:09
You should be able to hold on, and blooding the youngsters would be inject some new life into the side.

Scribe
25-11-2011, 11:30
You should be able to hold on, and blooding the youngsters would be inject some new life into the side.

I'm hoping so.

I think I'm in agreement. It helps that they all come into the side with 100% match fitness - that's something I really struggle to get my other players to achieve.

Scribe
25-11-2011, 12:39
I've come up with the following achievements to help track my progress. These will be added to the first post and updated along the way. I might add to these along the way, so suggestions for extra ones are welcome.



http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Long-term Goals

Domestic Achievements

Gain promotion from 1. Deild to Vodafonedeildin
Avoid relegation from Vodafonedeildin
Finish top 3 in Vodafonedeildin
Win Vodafonedeildin
Win Løgmanssteypið (the cup)


European Achievements

Qualify for the Europa League
Qualify for the Champions League
Reach the Europa League group stage
Reach the Champions League group stage
Win a point in the Europa League group stage
Win a point in the Champions League group stage
Win a match in the Europa League group stage
Win a match in the Champions League group stage
Reach the Europa League knockout stage
Reach the Champions League knockout stage
Win the Europa League
Win the Champions League


European Achievements

Take charge of the Faroe Island national teams
Beat a team ranked inside the top 100 nations (friendlies allowed)
Beat a team ranked inside the top 50 nations (friendlies allowed)
Beat a team ranked inside the top 10 nations (friendlies allowed)
Beat the team ranked number 1 in the world (friendlies allowed)
Finish top 3 in a qualifying campaign group
Qualify for a major tournament
Win a point in a major tournament group stage
Win a game in a major tournament
Qualify for the knockout stages of a major tournament


Player Achievements

Have a player capped at U19 level for the national team
Have a player capped at U21 level for the national team
Have a player capped at senior level for the national team
Have five players called up to the national team squad


Club Achievements

Get out of the red financially
Get stadium expansion
Build a new stadium
Have training facilities improved
Have youth facilities improved
Get an increased budget on youth coaching
Get a feeder club
Improve youth recruitment network
Achieve part-time status
Achieve full-time status
Reach 50 season ticket holders
Reach 100 season ticket holders
Reach 1000 season ticket holders
Reach 10000 season ticket holders
Reach 50000 season ticket holders
Estimated value greater than £1m
Estimated value greater than £10m
Estimated value greater than £100m
Estimated value greater than £500m
Estimated value greater than £1bn
Entire squad made up of YP players
Club reputation 1 star
Club reputation 1.5 stars
Club reputation 2 stars
Club reputation 2.5 stars
Club reputation 3 stars
Club reputation 3.5 stars
Club reputation 4 stars
Club reputation 4.5 stars
Club reputation 5 stars

Scribe
25-11-2011, 13:30
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2012/13

League Results (http://i.imgur.com/437jc.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/9gTqg.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/Mb6Jf.jpg) – Cup Results (http://i.imgur.com/EuOzX.jpg)

An amazing season. No one expected us to do much this season; me included, but the youngsters did us proud. We could even have won the league but for a blip in the last game. We had a few hairy moments when it looked like we might collapse; we never lost one game on its own, it was always two losses in a row. Thankfully we managed to hold our nerve and our second place finish sees us promoted to the top flight.

The way we went out of the cup was a bit disappointing though; to lose to a team in your own league in the semi-finals after beating the eventual Vodafonedeildin champions in the quarters was a bit of a bitter pill.

Still, overall I couldn’t have asked for anything more.


Board Expectations

1. Deild: Stay clear of relegation Surpassed
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Learn from the experience Surpassed


My Expectations

1. Deild: Top half finish Surpassed
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Avoid embarrassment Surpassed


Key Players

I’d picked out Trygvi Askham (http://i.imgur.com/zHkaJ.jpg) as a possible key man this season but, whilst he played his part in a very successful season, he was surpassed by many of his colleagues.

Top Scorer: Olavur Johannesen (YP6) (http://i.imgur.com/li2NG.jpg) – Olavur was one of the young players I’d picked out at the start of the season as being able to make a positive impact and boy has he done so. Ten goals and seven assists in 21 matches was great going by the attacking midfielder.
Most Assists: Jon Brekku ( http://i.imgur.com/J0bgn.jpg) – One of the old guard proved his worth with nine assists, but unfortunately has decided to hang up his boots at the end of the season.
Manager’s Player of the Year: Allan Joensen (YP10) (http://i.imgur.com/osPa7.jpg) – I was going to give this award to Olavur Johannesen, but Joensen has been an unsung hero this year. This 6’7” monster has tightened up our defence no end and was always a danger in the opposition area, as shown by his haul of seven goals.
Fan’s Player of the Year: Olavur Johannesen (YP6) (http://i.imgur.com/li2NG.jpg) – And well deserved too.


Next Season

This season has really buoyed my spirits. We proved ourselves capable of winning games and that is a good habit to get into. Our results against last year’s relegated teams makes me hopeful that we can do well in the Vodafonedeildin. As I continued into the new season I received this piece of news (http://i.imgur.com/Xac2J.jpg) that is sure to help. Now that we can keep a hold of our players I can properly plan for the future and even receive some compensation if anyone wants to sign-up our talent.


Achievements Completed

Gain promotion from 1. Deild to Vodafonedeildin Achieved 2012/13
Achieve part-time status Achieved 2012/13

deltablue
25-11-2011, 14:46
The kids are definitely alright

Scribe
25-11-2011, 14:55
They certainly are :D



http://i.imgur.com/lmgbz.gif (http://imgur.com/lmgbz)

Faroe Watch 2013/14

National team World Ranking: 148th Up 10 places
UEFA coefficient: 1.125, 52nd place Up 1 place
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League, no change
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 312th Down 50 places (0.5 stars – Down 0.5 stars)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - No change
Hoyvik reputation: 0.5 star - No change

Brizza
25-11-2011, 15:29
Really interesting thread. The more of these I see, the more I want to do one myself, but until I get around to it, I'll live vicariously through yours...

deltablue
25-11-2011, 15:48
Lets see how they manage a level above.

Scribe
25-11-2011, 20:20
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FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2013/14

Transfers (http://i.imgur.com/18Eqd.jpg)

For the first time we haven’t lost any players to other sides, but as always we released a few no-hopers. Unfortunately that included a few YP players that simply haven’t progressed.


Results (http://i.imgur.com/Xl0Wh.jpg)

Pretty much our usual mixture of results. It doesn’t tell me much about how we might perform this season.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Stay clear of relegation
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the second round

As expected, the board just want us to stay up. Their cup expectation is not exactly ambitious because we get a bye into the second round anyway this season (I imagine that is because of last season’s semi-final appearance).


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Avoid relegation
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Don’t care

I just want us to stay up as well. I hope we do so with a bit to spare, but 8th place will do for me this season. I’m looking for consolidation, not quick but short lived success.

As for the cup, there is a European slot available for winning it, but at this stage my focus has to be on the league.


Finances (http://i.imgur.com/qSkg5.jpg)

The cost of semi-professional status is already apparent as we spend money on wages for the first time. I hope that we can garner some additional income through attendance money. That however, remains to be seen even with our soaring season ticket sales! (http://i.imgur.com/AfihE.jpg)


Squad (http://i.imgur.com/NG7pS.jpg)

The squad is starting to take shape now. My main relief is no longer having to look over my shoulder for other clubs pinching our players. We do lack quality, but the potential is there to be seen.


Key Players

A lot could rest on our defence this season, but in my mind it’s our midfield where we could make the difference. The trio of Hermansen (http://i.imgur.com/46qPA.jpg), Tausen (YP1) (http://i.imgur.com/2gl4D.jpg) and Johannesen (YP6) (http://i.imgur.com/aKtFQ.jpg) could be key.


Ones-to-Watch

To be honest it’s difficult to pick out individuals from our ranks of youngsters. They all have the potential to succeed, but they need to start improving a bit more quickly now we’re in with the big boys.

Scribe
25-11-2011, 21:09
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FC Hoyvik
Mid-Season 2013/14

Results (http://i.imgur.com/PicgC.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/ixyaw.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/TIq0I.jpg)

I guess it has been a half season of two halves! We started terribly and looked out of our depth, but a good win in the cup suddenly changed our fortunes.

It’s amazing how a couple of wins can change your outlook. If this update had come a few games ago it would have been all doom and gloom, but now I’m feeling a lot more optimistic. Make no mistake, we still have a tough challenge ahead in order to remain in the league, but at least now I know that we can compete at this level.

Unfortunately we’re going to have to cope without our topscorer for the rest of the season. We’ve been hit with a terrible injury to Frits Eliasen (YP2) (http://i.imgur.com/GdtQm.jpg) who had just started to settle in this league. It’ll be a long way back for the lad and, at this level, I’m not even sure he’ll ever be able to make his way back to our team. These sorts of injuries can truly ruin a player’s career.

In terms of hopes for the rest of the season; to continue our good form would be great but realistically an equal number of points won should suffice for survival. Scoring goals could be a worry now with Eliasen’s absence, but we’ve coped with the loss of a striker before so hopefully we can do it again.

DazRTaylor
25-11-2011, 21:17
Good job mate :thup:

This is going to be a terrific thread - it already is!

deltablue
25-11-2011, 21:35
Looking alright so far.

Coentrao
25-11-2011, 21:57
Congratulations on your promotion!

Scribe
25-11-2011, 22:47
Thanks all :)



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FC Hoyvik
Youth Candidate Day 2013/14

http://i.imgur.com/lhEnq.jpg

Ok, so it seems three straight seasons of 5-star potential players was a little too much to ask. In fact, whilst this intake initially looked good, I’m sorry to say that none of them stand-out as immediate first-team material.

The one who looks closest to me to being ready is probably Janus Petersen (YP40) (http://i.imgur.com/LFNb7.jpg), but my assistant rates Dan Olsen (YP38) (http://i.imgur.com/qw6vF.jpg) more highly. Other than that Alan Jorgensen (YP34) (http://i.imgur.com/1Rov5.jpg) may get a game or two.

This intake boosted my squad to a mammoth 48 players, which is especially ridiculous for a team with no reserve squad than only plays 18 league games per season. With this in mind I freed a further five players that were still on amateur deals (so no compensation was necessary). We’re now down to just two players from my original squad; our goalkeeper Trygvi Askham (http://i.imgur.com/Annl3.jpg) and midfielder Bogi Hermansen (http://i.imgur.com/7R0H8.jpg). Other than that I will have some big decisions to make at the end of the season when virtually the entire squad are out of contract.

DazRTaylor
26-11-2011, 06:49
What is Olavur Clementsen like? He has the highest number of stars...

Scribe
26-11-2011, 11:36
What is Olavur Clementsen like? He has the highest number of stars...

This is he:

http://i.imgur.com/j30am.jpg (http://imgur.com/j30am)

Personally, I don't think he has what it takes but I'm happy to be proved wrong.

DazRTaylor
26-11-2011, 11:42
Safe to say his technique is sorely lacking!

Scribe
26-11-2011, 13:01
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FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2013/14

League Results (http://i.imgur.com/TPtv5.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/QB9lK.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/cXl5y.jpg) – Cup Results (http://i.imgur.com/TWOkM.jpg)

I’m pretty satisfied with our performances this season. After a shaky start we recovered well to finish 11 points clear of relegation. I would have bitten your hand off if you’d offered me that at the start of the season. Not only that, but I feel we’ve improved as the season has progressed and that can only be good news for next year.

We reached the semi-final of the cup for a second successive season only to lose 3-0 after extra time (http://i.imgur.com/qF7GF.jpg) to an AB team that are fast becoming our biggest rivals. They beat us to the 1. Deild title last year and out-performed us this season by finishing second in the Vodafonedeildin. I think they are the team we have to aspire to if we want to progress.

Speaking of progress, we have had our first player called up for international duty as Tummas Hojgaard (YP48) (http://i.imgur.com/fhDf6.jpg) (from this season’s intake) made his debut for the under 21’s in their 2-0 defeat to Finland (http://i.imgur.com/D19jJ.jpg). It’s another good sign for the future of the club.


Board Expectations

1. Deild: Stay clear of relegation Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the second round Surpassed


My Expectations

1. Deild: Avoid relegation Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Don’t care Achieved


Key Players

Top Scorer: Jakup Nielsen (YP18) (http://i.imgur.com/gybtV.jpg) – Jakup picked up the mantel from in the injured Eliasen with five goals. Bogi Hermansen also hit five goals, but played more games, so the award goes to Nielsen.
Most Assists: Gunnar Nolsoe (YP27) (http://i.imgur.com/P6A3u.jpg) – the 18 year old hit helped set-up 10 goals, which was something of a surprise as I had expected little from him this season.
Manager’s Player of the Year: Bogi Hermansen (http://i.imgur.com/EuOET.jpg) – the veteran of the team is my favourite player in the team. He’s the most consistent and mentally strong player we have.
Fan’s Player of the Year: Gunnar Nolsoe (YP27) (http://i.imgur.com/P6A3u.jpg) – the youngster’s assists helped him become a real hit with the fans.

I’d picked out Rogvi Tausen (YP1) (http://i.imgur.com/pOqSA.jpg) and last season’s star man Olavur Johannesen (YP6) (http://i.imgur.com/RZXeI.jpg) as possible key men this season, but both were outperformed by the guys mentioned above. Johannesen was beset by injury problems so his performances were hampered by that, whereas Tausen just never really performed as well as I’d hoped he would.


Next Season

I’m keen that we avoid second season syndrome, so next year I’ll be looking to avoid relegation (hopefully finishing mid-table again). We’ve shown that we can beat the teams around us, but struggle against the better sides. If we can beat the teams around us then we’ll be safe, but I’m not sure we’re quite ready to push on any further than that at this stage.


Achievements Completed

Avoid relegation from Vodafonedeildin Achieved 2013/14
Have a player capped at U21 level for the national team Achieved 2013/14

Scribe
26-11-2011, 13:53
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Faroe Watch 2014/15

National team World Ranking: 167th Down 19 places
UEFA coefficient: 1.875, 51st place Up 1 place
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League, no change
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 392nd Down 80 places (0.5 stars – Down 0.5 stars)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - No change
Hoyvik reputation: 0.5 star - No change

Scribe
26-11-2011, 16:57
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FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2014/15

Transfers (http://i.imgur.com/Wnfd5.jpg)

Another four players left us as their contracts expired. I’d made a positive decision not to renew them because they would never have been good enough to get in the team.


Results (http://i.imgur.com/BNQa4.jpg)

By far our most impressive pre-season since I took over. I really hope we can translate these wins into league victories when the competitive games begin.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Stay clear of relegation
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the second round

Basically the same expectations as last season.


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Avoid relegation
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Don’t care

Again, my goals are the same as last season, but obviously these are the minimum I’ll accept. I’m feeling quite confident that we can achieve a mid-table finish at least. I’d also like to do well in the cup, but it is in no way a priority at this time.


Finances (http://i.imgur.com/HYt6U.jpg)

We continue to lose money every month, only to have it topped up by the board. There was no prize money whatsoever for our league campaign last season and with no rise in season ticket sales (remaining at 28 sold) there is no prospect of a profit this season either.


Squad (http://i.imgur.com/1Twsh.jpg)

The squad is still huge. I really wish we had a reserve team, but in the absence of that I have asked the board for a feeder team. They’ve agreed, so now I just have to hope that they will find one.


Key Players and Ones-to-Watch

I’ve decided to make this one section instead of two, with a little breakdown by position. It should give you a chance to have a better overview of the players in my squad. I won’t do this every season, but I’m conscious that I’ve focussed on a very small group of players so far.

GK
Trygvi Askham (http://i.imgur.com/iZUGO.jpg) has been our first choice since I joined the club. He is clearly our best GK on paper, but I am beginning to lose patience with him a little because of his inconsistent performances. It may be time to give Kristian Kristiansen (YP21) (http://i.imgur.com/5T8yH.jpg) a chance, but I’m not sure he is ready.

Defence
Simun Olsen (YP26) (http://i.imgur.com/Vgc7w.jpg) has made the right back position his own and is now one of the first names on my teamsheet. On the left Johannes Olsen (YP17) (http://i.imgur.com/Nwbpo.jpg) is the man in possession of the shirt, mainly due to the lack of competition in that position.

In the middle Allan Joensen (YP10) (http://i.imgur.com/5Z67q.jpg) will partner Hanus Nielsen (YP31) (http://i.imgur.com/MNQrc.jpg) with competition from the likes of Teitur Hentze (YP25) (http://i.imgur.com/Kek3T.jpg).

Midfield
We currently play two defence minded centre midfielders and three attacking midfielders. Rogvi Tausen (YP1) (http://i.imgur.com/YpMZR.jpg) and Gunnar Nolsoe (YP27) (http://i.imgur.com/HevUY.jpg) anchor the midfield with support from Janus Petersen (YP40) (http://i.imgur.com/Kzn9f.jpg).

In the attacking roles Bogi Hermansen (http://i.imgur.com/RRiNT.jpg) (unfortunately injured for the start of the season), links with Alfred Eliasen (YP19) (http://i.imgur.com/mSySY.jpg) and Olavur Johannesen (YP6) (http://i.imgur.com/EyVr1.jpg). We have a few other options in the shape of Sjurdur Poulsen (YP23) (http://i.imgur.com/d1HMB.jpg) and Bergur Gregersen (YP22) (http://i.imgur.com/griLK.jpg) amongst others.

Attack
We have three main options for the loan forward’s role that we utilise, each with their own merits. Prior to injury, Frits Eliasen (YP2) (http://i.imgur.com/FVZS2.jpg) showed he was capable of scoring at this level, but has regressed due to his time out. Jakup Nielsen (YP18) (http://i.imgur.com/RYUay.jpg) stepped up to the mark in Eliasen’s absence, but never quite achieved as much as I’d hoped. Last but not least, Sonni Eliasen (YP29) (http://i.imgur.com/AXgLK.jpg) has come on leaps and bounds for over the last twelve months and is now a definite candidate to lead the line.

Nobby_McDonald
26-11-2011, 17:57
Making excellent progress.

DazRTaylor
26-11-2011, 17:59
Good stuff :-)

Arkas
26-11-2011, 18:56
Nice updates so far.Good luck with your goals.

B.W.G
26-11-2011, 22:48
Brilliant progress made,keep up the good work :)

Scribe
27-11-2011, 10:16
Thanks very much guys.



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FC Hoyvik
Mid-Season 2014/15

Results (http://i.imgur.com/TLqqW.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/Et31h.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/l3VjA.jpg)

I’m really pleased with what we have achieved so far. We started our league campaign tremendously and were top of the league after three games. We’ve fallen away slightly since then and have been knocked out of the cup, but we are still sitting comfortably near the top of the table. We’ve certainly put ourselves in a position where we can look upwards rather than down the way and that is great news for the team.

I think a title challenge is a little bit optimistic, but I’ll be disappointed if we don’t have a good go at finishing in a European spot. For that we’d need to finish in the top 3 (possibly top 4 if the cup winners also qualify through Europe).

If we are going to accomplish that then we will need to tighten up a bit at the back. Something I’ve tried in order to help our defensive record is a change in goalkeeper, and on 25th October 2014 Kristian Kristiansen’s (YP14) appearance in the team meant that for the first time ever our full match day squad was made up of YP players (http://i.imgur.com/DnzbB.jpg) as we were victorious over our rivals AB.


Achievements Completed

Matchday squad made up entirely of YP players Achieved 2014/15

deltablue
27-11-2011, 10:44
Definitely an excellent start, and with a YP squad in place as well.

Scribe
27-11-2011, 12:45
An excellent start, but it's been followed by a horrendous mid-season :(



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FC Hoyvik
Youth Candidate Day 2014/15

Before we get onto the youth stuff, I’ll give a small update on how we’ve been playing since my last post. In a word: terrible! Our record in our last seven games is won one, drawn two, lost five! It leaves us mid-table with a big feeling of what might have been.

Still I don’t want to dwell on that, because youth day is supposed to be a happy occasion! In fact, just a few weeks before the big day we received some good news as I managed to persuade the board to invest a little extra in our junior coaching:


http://i.imgur.com/E7CDT.jpg

It should mean the quality of this intake is better, so when the day came I was excited to see if it had a positive impact.


http://i.imgur.com/Jk0ZO.jpg

In short, not really. None of them look any better than the guys we already have. The overwhelming characteristic that they seem to share is a lack of pace. It’s unfortunate because that can make the difference at this level.

Andre Jacobsen (YP49) (http://i.imgur.com/TDOOH.jpg) apparently has the most talent to begin with, but personally I don’t see it. My assistant thinks that he has the most potential as well. My own view is that Ken Poulsen (YP59) (http://i.imgur.com/bjbYR.jpg) looks the best of a very average bunch.

The intake brings our squad up to an unmanageable 57 players and with no sign of my feeder team request coming to fruition, a major clearout is on the cards at the end of the season when 35 of them are out of contract.


Achievements Completed

Get an increased budget for youth coaching Achieved 2014/15

deltablue
27-11-2011, 13:27
Probably still easily safe, but I imagine your sights had been raised a bit.

Scribe
27-11-2011, 16:26
Yeah safe, but it's still very annoying when you get a taste of what could happen with a bit of consistency.



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FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2014/15

Before I go on to discussing the full season and final table, I need to tell you about the situation going into the last game of the season. Our up-and-down form continued leading up to the final match, but we were left in a situation where we could actually sneak third place and the European spot that would go with it if results were to go our way.

The table looked like this going into the match:


http://i.imgur.com/1i4Yh.jpg

With 3rd playing 1st and 4th playing 2nd, I knew we had a chance if we could just beat our old rivals AB (yes them again). How did we get on? Well have a little look below to find out…




League Results (http://i.imgur.com/IyKbM.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/7IUCa.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/wS5TZ.jpg) – Cup Results (http://i.imgur.com/jeIyu.jpg)

We were mightily disappointing as AB played us off the park (http://i.imgur.com/yJjXd.jpg). Thankfully, a win would only have seen us finish 4th anyway, so I don’t quite feel so bad. However, to come so close is hugely frustrating, especially with the boost that European football would give the club.

I think I have to look back on this season positively. We’ve picked up 4 more points than we did last year, so we have improved albeit very slightly. The way we played in the second half of the season is something of a concern (highlighted well by our league position graph), but I’m in this for the long-haul and never expected instant success.

The less said about the cup, the better.


Board Expectations

1. Deild: Stay clear of relegation Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the second round Achieved


My Expectations

1. Deild: Avoid relegation Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Don’t care Failed (I say failed because the defeat annoyed me, hence I did care!)


Key Players

Top Scorer: Sonni Eliasen (YP29) (http://i.imgur.com/DQ6Hc.jpg) – the striker hit 8 goals in 17 matches. It’s unfortunate, but I’m having a real struggle getting him to sign a new deal for next season, so he might be on the way out just as he is starting to make an impact.
Most Assists: Bergur Gregersen (YP22) (http://i.imgur.com/GpXyY.jpg) – Did well to make 7 goals in his few appearances this season. He could be a key player next season if he can stay fit.
Manager’s Player of the Year: Alfred Eliasen (YP19) (http://i.imgur.com/ghexF.jpg) – Has shown what a bit of acceleration can add to a team by being one of our few players that can cause teams problems on the break.
Fan’s Player of the Year: Hanus Nielsen (YP31) (http://i.imgur.com/wSO6a.jpg) – a very decent season from the big centreback.



Next Season

Next season is going to be a transitional one. Unfortunately, some key players chose not to renew their contracts with us, so the likes of Bogi Hermansen, Frits Eliasen (YP2) and Olavur Johannesen (YP6) won’t be with us next season. (http://i.imgur.com/fGOqz.jpg) It’s disappointing to see guys that have come through our youth system refuse to even listen to a contract offer, but where one door closes another one opens and it leaves an opportunity for others to have a chance to take us to the next level.

One man who may help to do that could be Bardur Magnussen (YP57) (http://i.imgur.com/jJXup.jpg) who made his debut for the Faroes under 19 (http://i.imgur.com/ooL5g.jpg) team this week.

I think we are now at the stage where the only way we will make any real progress is to qualify for Europe. That has to be our aim from now on. Whether it is a realistic goal remains to be seen, especially with such wholesale changes to the squad being made.


Achievements Completed

Have a player capped at U19 level for the national team Achieved 2014/15

Scribe
27-11-2011, 17:04
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Faroe Watch 2015/16

National team World Ranking: 150th Up 17 places
UEFA coefficient: 1.625, 52nd place Down 1 place
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League, no change
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 312th Up 80 places (0.5 stars – no change)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - No change
Hoyvik reputation: 0.5 star - No change
Hoyvik title odds: 20/1 Improved from 50/1

Scribe
27-11-2011, 18:54
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FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2015/16

Transfers (http://i.imgur.com/85wUs.jpg)

As I alluded to in my last update, there has been a big change in personnel of the last month or so. There were really three reasons for this. Firstly, the mammoth size of the squad was having a big negative impact on the club’s finances and the board has cut our wage budget this season. There simply was no longer the opportunity to keep guys around in the hope that they would turn good. That brings me to the second reason; a lot of these guys simply had nothing going for them. And finally, some just didn’t want to stay with us so they left.


Pre-Season Results (http://i.imgur.com/1fS9c.jpg)

Another decent pre-season. Last year we kept a good run of results going into the opening games of the league. Hopefully we can do that again, but extend it right the way through the season.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Stay clear of relegation
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the second round

Same again for the third year running.


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Challenge for a European spot
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Win it

I’ve stepped up my expectations now. We simply have to stop coasting along and actually achieve something worthwhile.


Finances (http://i.imgur.com/BXEBP.jpg)

Our finances are horrible. Our very modest income didn’t cover our overheads before, so now that we are part-time, the addition of wages for the players is just an extra debt we have to cover. The board are fairly generous in their investments, but the only way we will ever make a profit is from European football.

Our season ticket sales stood still at 28 again this season.


Squad (http://i.imgur.com/L5R59.jpg)

The squad is a bit more of a manageable size now, but it is still too large. We have 33 players, which is about ten too many for my liking. The end of the season will probably see more cuts, when 31 of these 33 are out of contract.

Annoyingly, even with a squad of this magnitude, we only have one leftback (the others didn’t want to renew their contracts last season, so left). I’m retraining a few of the centrebacks to cover, but they are mostly really slow and ready to be turned inside-out by any tricky wingers they come up against.


Key Players and Ones-to-Watch

In goals, Trygvi Askham (http://i.imgur.com/q0Sqr.jpg) is the last man standing when it comes to the original squad members when I took over. He held off the challenge of the youngsters last season and I expect he will do so again this year, despite his dreadful reflexes.

Apart from Askham, the old man of the team is Rogvi Tausen (YP1) (http://i.imgur.com/u6f9d.jpg). At 23 years old, I’ll be looking for him to step up to the plate in the absence of the now departed Bogi Hermansen.

Most of the focus this year will be up front, where two new guys will be looking to make their mark on the team. Last year’s top scorer Sonni Eliasen (YP8) could not agree terms on a new deal so the two Poulsen’s Ken Poulsen (YP51) (http://i.imgur.com/0jLv0.jpg) and Jakup Martin Poulsen (YP52) (http://i.imgur.com/pxiQg.jpg) are the men I’m looking to score the goals this season. As yet, I’m undecided which will get the nod on the opening day of the season.

City2000
27-11-2011, 19:44
Just caught up with this great challenge, you've really done well here so far I would say and hopefully you can push on for that European spot :thup:

Scribe
27-11-2011, 22:06
Thanking you kind sir :)




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FC Hoyvik
Mid-Season 2015/16

Results (http://i.imgur.com/F5p2R.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/wpDLd.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/rI9Ll.jpg)

We haven’t quite had the same explosive start to the season as last year, but I’m pleased with how we’ve done. We’re in just as good a position and, if anything, I think we are playing better than we were this time last year.

Our attacking quartet have been terrific so far. Jakup Martin Poulsen (YP52) (http://i.imgur.com/nade1.jpg) has been a revelation in the lone striker role. He has been ably supported by Bergur Gregersen (YP22) (http://i.imgur.com/N51Hv.jpg), Alfred Eliasen (YP19) (http://i.imgur.com/aZTP7.jpg) and, to a slightly lesser extent, Jakup Nielsen (YP18) (http://i.imgur.com/ZU6EE.jpg).

We’re also still in the cup and that is an improvement over last season’s solitary game, so overall, I’m very satisfied.

deltablue
27-11-2011, 22:12
Maybe you'll get a European place this time. Title challenge a bit much to ask?

Scribe
28-11-2011, 21:47
Read on to find out...



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FC Hoyvik
Youth Candidate Day 2015/16

I was in two minds about whether to give a small update on the league at this point of the season. At the halfway mark we were three points off the top of the table. Last season we were in a not dissimilar position and fell away. This season, well… actually, I think I’ll you in suspense until the end of the season.


Haha, as if I’d tease you like that! As you can see, our results have been absolutely amazing:


http://i.imgur.com/FiL5s.jpg


Unbeaten in twelve matches and now in the cup final. We’ve been immense and whilst we’re not there yet, I’d be distraught if we threw it away from here.


http://i.imgur.com/VNSxU.jpg


Anyway, more about that at the end of the season.

This update is all about the youths:


http://i.imgur.com/9N1x8.jpg


On paper, a mighty fine intake with four players of high ability. A closer look and they don’t seem all that great, but one or two are definite first team material.

My assistant rates Bogi Hansen (YP65) (http://i.imgur.com/5BS16.jpg) as the pick of the bunch. For once, he might be right, but his poor physicals need work before I’d entrust him with a place in the first team.

My pick for this intake is Runi Joensen (YP66) (http://i.imgur.com/TS6yA.jpg). Unfortunately we don’t use MR’s so he’ll be retrained as an MC where I think he will become one of our best players.

The two other most highly rated players are Julian Joensen (YP67) (http://i.imgur.com/40aur.jpg) and Jonstein Nonklett (YP68) (http://i.imgur.com/kDi26.jpg), but I don’t feel as though they are of the same standard as the two aforementioned players.

deltablue
28-11-2011, 21:48
Quality job

Scribe
28-11-2011, 22:15
Quality job

Thanks. I think the difference this season is that I've focused a lot more on sustaining match fitness. I think a lack of that was partly behind my collapse last season. I now have the guys on condition training the entire season :D

Scribe
29-11-2011, 20:04
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FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2015/16


League Results (http://i.imgur.com/N1Eed.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/JSc2H.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/egU0d.jpg) – Cup Results (http://i.imgur.com/9HTYO.jpg)

What can I say? An amazing season that massively exceeded my expectations. We didn’t start in a particularly outlandish manner, but we never let ourselves fall out of contention. In the second half of the season we just bull-dozed everything that was put in front of us and we steamrolled our way to a league and cup double. Unbelievable stuff.

I’d always expected that we would be able to dominate domestically, but I didn’t expect it this early. Perhaps it will be a one-off though; we’ll need to guard against overconfidence next season.


Board Expectations

1. Deild: Stay clear of relegation Surpassed
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the second round Surpassed


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Challenge for a European spot Surpassed
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Win it Achieved


Key Players

Top Scorer: Jakup Martin Poulsen (YP52) (http://i.imgur.com/2Wukf.jpg) – a new star! He hit eleven goals in all competitions and has probably been the real difference this season. It’s great having someone I can rely on up front.
Most Assists: Bergur Gregersen (YP22) (http://i.imgur.com/UfLss.jpg) – Gregersen picked up this award last season in a limited number of appearances , but has turned into a key player this time around. His eight assists this season were complimented by the six goals he scored himself.
Manager’s Player of the Year: Jakup Martin Poulsen (YP52) (http://i.imgur.com/2Wukf.jpg) – it was really a toss up between the two men above, but Poulsen just steals it by a nose.
Fan’s Player of the Year: Bergur Gregersen (YP22) (http://i.imgur.com/UfLss.jpg) – as I said, now a key player for me and the fans seem to agree.



Next Season

We have well and truly raised expectations and I now expect us to kick on from here. The very minimum I’d accept is a top 3 finish in the league (although of course I want to win it again). The domestic cup doesn’t matter to me anymore, but the thing I’m really looking forward to is the Champions League campaign (http://i.imgur.com/tAixK.jpg).

The board seem excited as well; again agreeing to invest in our youth team (http://i.imgur.com/u9gq3.jpg). We are still a long way away from a conveyer belt of talent, but if we can make the most of what we have then it is a step in the right direction.


Achievements Completed

Qualify for the Europa League Achieved 2015/16
Qualify for the Champions League Achieved 2015/16
Finish top 3 in Vodafonedeildin Achieved 2015/16
Win Vodafonedeildin Achieved 2015/16
Win Løgmanssteypið (the cup) Achieved 2015/16

Scribe
29-11-2011, 20:21
http://i.imgur.com/lmgbz.gif (http://imgur.com/lmgbz)

Faroe Watch 2016/17

National team World Ranking: 196th Down 46 places
UEFA coefficient: 1.675, 52nd place – no change
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League, no change
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 321st Down 9 places (0.5 stars – no change)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - No change
Hoyvik reputation: 0.5 star - No change
Hoyvik club value: £400k – first time recorded
Hoyvik title odds: Evens Improved from 20/1

DazRTaylor
29-11-2011, 20:27
get in! Great stuff :thup:

Liverbird93
29-11-2011, 20:44
well done great achievement so far

Scribe
29-11-2011, 21:51
Thanks chaps. I was a little surprised at my success this season, but I won't complain!




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FC Hoyvik
Champions League Qualifier 2016/17 Special Update

I think my first foray into Europe deserves its own little update :D

Just one day into the new season we had the draw for the Champions League Champions First Qualifying Phase. We were one of only four sides to enter the competition at this point, alongside Flora of Estonia, Floriana of Malta and Sant Julia of Andorra. I had no real preference as to who we were drawn against (all three squads were made up of greyed-out players). In the end, it was a trip to Andorra on the cards, with the victors being lined up for a trip to Montenegro to face Rudar.


http://i.imgur.com/NdRmD.jpg

The thing that worried me most at this stage was the date of the matches against Sant Julia; we had just over a week to prepare and were sure to be lacking match fitness. I was especially concerned that their greyed-out players would be at full match fitness and cause us to struggle in the latter stages of the tie.

In any case, that didn’t stop the excitement building as the day of our Euro debut draw near. It seemed that they were the favourites (http://i.imgur.com/FIWGa.jpg), but I truly had no idea at this point:

When it came to the match, I think I will let the highlights speak for themselves:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1Ef0q06ZMw
Also available in 720p

And in case that doesn’t work, here is a screenshot (http://i.imgur.com/nNM4C.jpg)

My fears of lack of match fitness proved to be unfounded as we dominated the closing stages of the match and added a little shine to the scoreline. I was fairly confident that we would be able to progress after that excellent victory.

Almost 1000 fans turned out for the second leg which, in the end, turned into something of a formality (http://i.imgur.com/Q3Xxq.jpg). We were off to Montenegro!

Nobby_McDonald
29-11-2011, 22:13
Very tidy progress.

B.W.G
30-11-2011, 00:03
Congrats on the title win,good luck in Europe!

ArsenalMetro
30-11-2011, 01:40
Good start in Europe. Keep it up!

rancer890
30-11-2011, 02:40
Doing great mate. Good luck against Rudar. :thup:

deltablue
30-11-2011, 10:47
Greathaving a first bit of European experience.

Scribe
30-11-2011, 19:02
Thanks all, your encouragement is greatly appreciated.




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FC Hoyvik
Champions League Qualifiers 2016/17 Special Update Part 2

And so, onto Rudar. Again, they only had greyed our players, but I knew this time we wouldn’t have it so easy. We travelled to Montenegro for the first leg where unfortunately we were comprehensively outplayed (http://i.imgur.com/SfbAZ.jpg). We were 4-0 down at one point, so to get two goals back threw us the tiniest of lifelines for the second leg. At the very least we wanted to prove their cocky fans (http://i.imgur.com/AW2e6.jpg) wrong by putting up a good showing.

A record crowd of 1102 filled a massive 22% of our stadium for the match (I guess there is no need for a new stadium yet!), and we got off to a great start as star man Poulsen (YP52) opened the scoring after 11 minutes. Just one more goal would take us through on away goals and the prospect of a third qualifying round tie against Panathinaikos (http://i.imgur.com/fBZqu.jpg).

Unfortunately, Rudar found their direction (I knew there was a pun in there somewhere) and scored two goals in quick succession to lead at halftime. At that stage I thought it was over, but we were thrown another lifeline when they had a man sent off on 57 minutes. Shortly after that, we managed to get it back to 2-2 on the night and then won a penalty with ten minutes to go to set up a grandstand finish. Regrettably, Sjurdur Poulsen (YP23) hadn’t read the script as he blasted the ball over the bar, and with it our Champions League hope for the season. (http://i.imgur.com/spA7s.jpg)

I think we can take great pride in our showing and I’m looking forward to next season already (assuming we can qualify). We’ve had a little taste now and it’s great. The financial benefits are great (http://i.imgur.com/2WHkF.jpg), and for the first time since I took over, we have some money in the bank (http://i.imgur.com/NIOFs.jpg)! We’re already seeing that cash being put to good use. (http://i.imgur.com/E8GgZ.jpg)

Achievements Completed

Get out of the red financially Achieved 2016/17
Have training facilities improved Achieved 2016/17

Coentrao
30-11-2011, 19:49
Good progress, congratulations, that money from Europe will be vital for the development of the club :)

deltablue
30-11-2011, 21:47
Shame about Rudar, Panathenaikos would have been massive.

Scribe
30-11-2011, 22:13
Good progress, congratulations, that money from Europe will be vital for the development of the club :)
Thanks :)


Shame about Rudar, Panathenaikos would have been massive.
Yeah, although in some ways I'm almost glad because they beat Rudar 8-0 on aggregate and I'm not sure I fancy being on the wrong end of a scoreline like that!

mack4life
30-11-2011, 22:22
Good luck with this, so right now there are saves like this going (taking a tiny team to the top using only youth products) for San Marino (Makoto Nakamura), Faroe Islands (you) and Andorra (me).

Scribe
01-12-2011, 17:52
Thanks, I think there are probably a few more including deadfncat and Dune297. Plenty of options for the reader if they like that sort of thing!



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FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2016/17


Pre-Season Results (http://i.imgur.com/gqgHg.jpg)

It seems that we were rather distracted by our European exploits this season, and our pre-season friendly results have suffered as a result. I hope it won’t have too much of a negative impact over the course of the season.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Stay clear of relegation
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the second round
Faroese Super Cup: Learn from the experience
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience

Same again for the forth year running for the league and cup. The two new competitions don’t seem to bother them. Not the most ambitious this board of mine!


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Attain for a European spot
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Win it
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience

A top 3 finish is my minimum requirement, but ideally we’ll make it two-in-a-row. Now that we’ve won the cup I don’t really care too much for it. I want to win the Super Cup because it’s something we’ve never played in and of course of Champions League campaign is already becoming a memory.


Finances (http://i.imgur.com/2IfR5.jpg)

We’re in the black! European football has been kind to us.

Disappointingly we’ve only sold 28 season tickets again. I was expecting a rise in sales on the back of last season’s double, but that hasn’t materialised.


Squad (http://i.imgur.com/t3KWG.jpg)

The end of last season saw the usual batch of free transfers; mostly no hopers, but one or two I would have preferred to stay refused to sign a new contract. That seems to be a particular problem with fullbacks – I guess I work them too hard, because we only have one DL and one DR in the squad now. Others are being retrained as we speak.

Otherwise, I’m fairly happy with what we have. We should hopefully be good enough to retain our title.


Key Players and Ones-to-Watch

I am now beginning to see some of my players establish themselves as key to our success. We previously had a lot of guys that were of equal ability, but I’m pleased to say that some are now becoming more noticeable as individuals.

At the back, our club captain Teitur Hentze (YP25) (http://i.imgur.com/DAGBD.jpg) organises the defence to good effect. He is fairly adaptable, so I think he might end up playing at leftback a lot of the time this season.

In the middle of the park it is a very important season for our very first youth player Rogvi Tausen (YP1) (http://i.imgur.com/tVQxu.jpg). He stood out from the crowd when he first came to the club, but he really hasn’t improved an awful lot. Indeed his place in the first team is under severe threat from Runi Joensen (YP66) (http://i.imgur.com/oG33A.jpg) who I am really expecting great things of.

In the attacking midfield positions, Alfred Eliasen (YP19) (http://i.imgur.com/hjQip.jpg) and Bergur Gregersen (YP22) (http://i.imgur.com/7lCFN.jpg) are our creative sparks with Ossur Morkore (YP50) (http://i.imgur.com/JbrVk.jpg) and Jakup Nielsen (YP18) (http://i.imgur.com/e3Xrb.jpg) filling the slot for a goalscoring midfielder.

In front of them and leading the line is our real star Jakup Martin Poulsen (YP52) (http://i.imgur.com/0Ws4H.jpg). I’m really excited to see how many goals he can get this season. He managed 4 goals in 4 games in Europe, so he should be capable of breaking the 20 goal barrier this season.

abulezz
01-12-2011, 18:15
Poulsen looks like he'll be able to bag himself quite a few goals at this level. Overall, the team is still obviously nowhere near competitive on bigger stages, but atleast there is some signs of improvement :)

Scribe
01-12-2011, 19:50
Yeah, I'm pleased to get a decent striker than can take us forward. You're certainly correct that we are no where near the level required for Europe; you'll see from this update that we're not even good enough to dominate domestically yet either :(




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FC Hoyvik
Mid-Season 2016/17

Results (http://i.imgur.com/TJLA3.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/lKAJu.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/xKsIZ.jpg)

One is not impressed with his team so far this season!

I’m not sure what’s up with the us so far. We’ve had a couple of injuries, but nothing major; we are just very, very inconsistent. We started off really well with a 6-0 win, but then couldn’t win in the next four league games. We were then unbeaten in four matches in all competitions before losing the next two. Another run of wins and then we lose again in our last game before this update. It’s very frustrating.

I’m staying positive though. We are six points off the top of the table and just three points off a European spot. We are still in the cup and we got our hands on the Super Cup (http://i.imgur.com/zDljc.jpg) for the first time in our history. So it’s not a disaster, but we definitely need to improve.

abulezz
01-12-2011, 20:29
You're still middle of the pack, only 6 points off the top - how are your players doing individually?

Scribe
01-12-2011, 21:07
You're still middle of the pack, only 6 points off the top - how are your players doing individually?

It varies. Poulsen is scoring, but no one else is. And my goalkeeper has been particularly bad.

Scribe
01-12-2011, 21:55
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FC Hoyvik
Youth Candidate Day 2016/17

I won’t spend too much time giving an update on the season so far. We’ve only lost one game since the last update, but with just four matches remaining the gap to top spot remains at six points so it seems unlike that we will retain our title (http://i.imgur.com/iv0JU.jpg). We have however reached the cup final again and, because we will play league leaders NSI in that, we have a good chance of getting some more European football next season.


Before all that though, onto this season’s youth intake:


http://i.imgur.com/KtCDP.jpg

I’m delighted to say that I think we may have a star in our midst. Tordur Dam (YP81) (http://i.imgur.com/q3Z2o.jpg) already looks like one of our best players. I’m really excited about the opportunity of seeing him develop into a club legend. He could be ably assisted by the promising looking Frits Lakjuni (YP88) (http://i.imgur.com/ilbXb.jpg) in the centre of defence

Elsewhere, Anfinn Jacobsen (YP92) (http://i.imgur.com/lOy6r.jpg) looks a decent prospect and a future captain of the team, whereas Hallur Petersen (YP82) (http://i.imgur.com/ErlN8.jpg) is unfortunately another MR that will need retrained to a new position.

Scribe
02-12-2011, 18:51
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FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2016/17


League Results (http://i.imgur.com/jzVNY.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/6GK7R.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/3TvKq.jpg) – Cup Results (http://i.imgur.com/tUn0X.jpg)

After a fairly poor start, we pulled things together in the second half of the season, but we’d given our rivals too big a headstart. Third place isn’t where we want to be, but it’s not too bad I guess.

We did manage to retain the cup, and showed NSI that we are capable of beating them (http://i.imgur.com/irOcj.jpg) with a fine performance in the final. That result put us into Europe for the second season in a row; albeit the Europa League. Perhaps we will have more of a chance of modest success in that one, but the monetary rewards will obviously be lower. We could have done with Champions League football next season, especially after we got this kick in the teeth (http://i.imgur.com/HbeLY.jpg), which is quite a setback I’m sure you’ll agree. We are about £100k in debt, so I can’t really argue with the reasoning unfortunately.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Stay clear of relegation Surpassed
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the second round Surpassed
Faroese Super Cup: Learn from the experience Surpassed
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience Achieved


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Attain for a European spot Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered Surpassed
Faroese Super Cup: Win it Achieved
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience Achieved


Key Players

Top Scorer: Jakup Martin Poulsen (YP52) (http://i.imgur.com/iyNwa.jpg) – Poulsen made it two seasons in a row with 17 goals in 23 appearences. Good stuff from the forward and I want him to break the 20 goal barrier next season.
Most Assists: Bergur Gregersen (YP22) (http://i.imgur.com/lsM4S.jpg) & Ossur Morkore (YP50) (http://i.imgur.com/8MpdJ.jpg) – another familiar story as Gregerson gets this award, but this season he has to share it with the up-and-coming Morkore with 12 assists apiece.
Manager’s Player of the Year: Bergur Gregersen (YP22) (http://i.imgur.com/lsM4S.jpg) – he added some goals to his assists and that was enough to snatch the award from Poulsen.
Fan’s Player of the Year: Bergur Gregersen (YP22) (http://i.imgur.com/lsM4S.jpg) – swiftly becoming a fans’ favourite.



Next Season

I want us to challenge for the league title again. It’s critical that we get the Champions League windfall, otherwise we are going to stagnate.

The quality of youths is definitely improving and to prove my point in that regard, I’m delighted to say that Tordur Dam (YP81) (http://i.imgur.com/AzWfl.jpg) has just made his full international debut (http://i.imgur.com/jzQBS.jpg) for the Faroe Islands. The flip side of that coin is that the first batch of youths are now at a stage where they are struggling to make and impact and unfortunately, this end is in sight for our first youth player Rogvi Tausen (YP1) (http://i.imgur.com/7njTg.jpg). He has been a good servant (http://i.imgur.com/5FxTh.jpg), but now is the time for him to move on.


Achievements Completed

Have a player capped at senior level for the national team Achieved 2016/17

abulezz
02-12-2011, 19:03
Congratulations on your success - Europe League still means extra cash in teh coffers, albeit not at the level of the Champions League. Tordur Dam is going to be quality for you - the improvement in youth is definitely noticable, but huge investment is till needed if it is to get up to decent levels. Tausen will most likely retire as I dont believe another club will take him, am I correct?

Scribe
02-12-2011, 19:22
Yes, I suspect you're correct. Some players have been picked up after I've released them, no interest in him so far.




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Faroe Watch 2017/18

National team World Ranking: 185th - Up 11 places
UEFA coefficient: 2.167, 50th place – Up 2 places
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League, no change (but Champions now enter at Q2 instead of Q1)
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 320th Up 1 place (0.5 stars – no change)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - No change
Hoyvik reputation: 0.5 star - No change
Hoyvik European ranking: 384th – Up 674 places
Hoyvik club value: £425k – Up £25k
Hoyvik title odds: 7/4 Lengthened from Evens


Interesting to see that my performances in last year’s Champions League have helped the champions avoid the first qualifying round and they go straight into the second qualifier this season.

AK22
02-12-2011, 20:02
Well done on making it to the Champions League :thup:

Tougher season this time around, but at least you know you've got a squad capable of winning domestically now.

Scribe
03-12-2011, 12:21
Thanks. The masochist within me doesn't want this to be easy anyway!

I've had to change to photobucket for this update because of the problems I'm having with imgur, so apologies for the screenshots being slightly lower quality.




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FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2017/18

Europa League

We entered the Europa League at the second qualifying stage this season where we were drawn against Skonto of Latvia. It’s always difficult to tell, but I thought they looked a little stronger than Rudar (the team that knocked us out of Europe last year).

The first leg saw us travel to Riga, where little was expected of us (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/skontonews1.jpg), but we put up a good fight and came away with a couple of away goals in a 3-2 defeat that could have been worse (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/Skonto1stleg.jpg).

That gave me some hope for the second leg, where a 1-0 win would do us nicely. Again, no one expected much of us (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/skontonews2.jpg), but we put up a good showing; frustratingly being knocked out by a single goal (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/Skonto2ndleg.jpg).

So, a very short-lived European campaign but promising signs that given a bit more time we should be able to beat teams from bigger countries like Latvia. For our troubles, we were given just short of £80k (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/ELmoney.jpg) in prize money and that proved enough to persuade the board to invest some more money in our junior coaching (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/jnr.jpg).


Pre-Season Results (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/results.jpg)

Europe distracted us last year and it seemed to inhibit us early on in the season, so I was keen not to fall into that trap again. This time around we were much more focused and the results show that, although we did fall to a defeat in our final friendly match.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Safe mid-table position
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the second round
Faroese Super Cup: Learn from the experience
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience

The board expectations crept up slightly this season, but still nothing too onerous.


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Not bothered
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience

I think we need to aim to be in the Champions League every season now and to do that we need to win the league. I’m sure we are capable so long as we can display some consistency.


Finances (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/finances.jpg)

The Europa League proceeds weren’t enough to take us out of the red; it’s going to be a long hard season ahead.

I expected the usual die-hard support of 28 to buy their season tickets and that is exactly what happened. Someday one of them will bring a dog along with them or something I’m sure.


Squad (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/squad.jpg)

I’m reasonably happy with the squad as it is, but I feel a bit as though I’m on the edge of a precipice. Every season we seem to have problems with a few players refusing to enter contract negotiations. We have a large number of players out of contract in 12 months time and many of them are in that category so there may be some rebuilding required.


Key Players and Ones-to-Watch

I think we only have three stand-out players now:

Tordur Dam (YP81) (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/81.jpg) is clearly our most talented player. This will be his first full season and I’m hoping he can help steady a slightly ropey defence.
Bergur Gregersen (YP22) (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/22.jpg) has proven himself to be our most creative force. Unfortunately, his contract expires at the end of the season and it looks unlikely that I will be able to persuade him to stay.
Jakup Martin Poulsen (YP52) (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/52.jpg) is our goalscorer and the man that our hopes rest on. He was a bit disappointing in Europe this season, but I’m hoping that was just a blip and the goals will flow against lesser opposition.

HotChocolate
03-12-2011, 12:51
You've made some great progress with them, will be interesting to see if you can cement your place as top dogs in the Farores any time soon :thup:

deltablue
03-12-2011, 14:46
80k must be massive over there.

Scribe
03-12-2011, 15:41
You've made some great progress with them, will be interesting to see if you can cement your place as top dogs in the Farores any time soon :thup:

Thanks. NSI are the team to beat - I guess they had one bad season when we won the title.


80k must be massive over there.

It's our only income really. Attendance and sponsorship money is virtually zero.

Scribe
03-12-2011, 15:42
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FC Hoyvik
Mid-Season 2017/18

Results (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/fixtures.jpg) - League Table (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/league.jpg) – League Graph (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/graph.jpg)

A massive improvement on last season.

It seems that the title is either going to go to us or NSI. They are obliterating everything in front of them and it’s only because we beat them two games ago that we sit at the top of the table. If we slip up at all, I’m certain they will overtake us. I just hope that we can keep up our level of performance.

Individually, we’ve had some impressive performances from the likes of Hallur Petersen(YP82) (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/82.jpg), who has shone in an OMC position despite him not being a natural there. It’s been quite the opposite for Jakup Martin Poulsen (YP52) (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/52-1.jpg); he has really struggled to hit the back of the net as much as I’d hoped.

abulezz
03-12-2011, 15:52
Im surprised Poulsen only has hit 2 goals - I wouldv assumed him to be one of the top strikers in the league. Petersen looks class, though :)

deltablue
03-12-2011, 17:37
Top of the league!

Scribe
03-12-2011, 18:46
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Youth Candidate Day 2017/18

Youth candidate day always arrives with just four matches left in the league season and this year is no different. We’d been doing well at the halfway point and since then we’ve continued our great form. As it stands, we are four points clear of our nearest rivals, NSI. (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/League-1.jpg) However, the title is far from wrapped up; our last three games are against the teams currently 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

Also, we’ve reached the cup final yet again, despite playing backup players in that competition.

Now, onto this season’s youth intake:


http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/intake.jpg

Our recent investment in junior coaching is really starting to pay off. The majority of players are poor, but each intake seems to bring with it one or two gems. This season’s standout players are Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/97.jpg) and Kaj Hentze (YP98) (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/98.jpg). Both look like excellent players already and will only improve in the future.

Other players worth keeping an eye on include Tummas Jacobsen (YP103) (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/103.jpg) and Martin Poulsen (YP100) (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/100.jpg). Overall, quite a pleasing intake.

Onto more disturbing news now though. I’ve just received the news that we are subject of a takeover bid and they quite fancy bringing in a new manager if successful (http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i451/ScribeFM/2017-18/oh-oh.jpg). I am still on an amateur deal so would be easy to get rid of, so the news is quite worrying.

deltablue
03-12-2011, 18:52
Competitive end to the season then.

Coentrao
03-12-2011, 19:07
Looking good on the league and i wouldn't worry about the takeover, normally you keep your job.

deltablue
03-12-2011, 19:10
I can see them fine.

Coentrao
03-12-2011, 19:13
I can see them fine.

Yeah i edited that out since i could see them after trying again, must have been a problem with my internet :)

deltablue
03-12-2011, 19:17
That explains why when I tried to quote you, it only got the second half. Anyway, I've just thought of how hilarious it would be if, like in the thread title, someone was expecting going to Egypt then finding themselves in the Faeroes.

Scribe
03-12-2011, 20:12
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2017/18


League Results (http://i.imgur.com/en9oT.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/7wxDz.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/9dhJh.jpg) – Cup Results (http://i.imgur.com/aGdwx.jpg)

A superb season and exactly what we needed after last year’s disappointment. We never looked back after hitting the summit of the table just before the halfway mark. In the end we clinched the title with three games remaining. That meant we went into our game against NSI (that I thought would be critical) having already won the league, so it was all the sweeter to rub it in! (http://i.imgur.com/idtWi.jpg)

Our route to the cup final was a pretty simple one and we thrashed 1. Deild side Skala in the final (http://i.imgur.com/X3fPl.jpg).


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Safe mid-table position Surpassed
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the second round Surpassed
Faroese Super Cup: Learn from the experience Surpassed
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience Achieved


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered Surpassed
Faroese Super Cup: Not bothered Surpassed
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience Achieved


Key Players

Top Scorer: Jakup Martin Poulsen (YP52) (http://i.imgur.com/vMXvc.jpg) & Tordur Dam (YP81) (http://i.imgur.com/LMRE3.jpg) – Poulsen had a fairly poor season by his previous standards, but managed to pull it together a bit in the second half of the season. The goalscoring surprise of the season was star defender Dam’s contribution with 10 goals to equal Poulsen.
Most Assists: Bergur Gregersen (YP22) (http://i.imgur.com/h2B6C.jpg) – Gregersen was our creative force again this season with 10 assists. Unfortunately this will be his final season in a Hoyvik shirt; he simply refuses to even discuss terms on a new deal.
Manager’s Player of the Year: Tordur Dam (YP81) (http://i.imgur.com/LMRE3.jpg) – I think it simply has to go to Dam. He was strong at the back and up front. A special mention however, has to go to Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i.imgur.com/d15N5.jpg) who was simply astonishing after coming through in this season’s youth intake.
Fan’s Player of the Year: Tordur Dam (YP81) (http://i.imgur.com/LMRE3.jpg) – not a massive surprise!


Next Season

Big changes are afoot. I’d mentioned earlier that Gregerson is leaving us, but he will be joined by a number of players that have made their mark on the team in past seasons. Those most notable are listed below:


Trygvi Askham (http://i.imgur.com/ThVk8.jpg) – our very last player from the original squad. He lost his place in the team this year, so is not a major loss, but his departure is definitely a door closing on the old regime.
Teitur Hentze (YP25) (http://i.imgur.com/6Hfv3.jpg) – the club captain and our first choice left back. He will be missed.
Gunnar Nolsoe (YP27) (http://i.imgur.com/JneJc.jpg) – top assister a few years ago, but no more than backup of late.
Hanus Nielsen (YP31) (http://i.imgur.com/g7e1M.jpg) – a previous winner of fan’s player of the year and had been a first choice centreback alongside Dam this season.


Sadly, none of them will even discuss terms and look like they’d prefer the dole queue to playing Champions League football next season.

On a more positive note, I don’t think we will miss them too much (one or two perhaps, but it won’t hurt us in the long-run). The quality within our side is growing steadily and I’ll be looking to dominate the league again next season. As for Europe, it will really depend on who we are drawn against. I had hoped we would avoid a qualifier against a fellow diddy nation but our ranking has fallen again so we have to go through the first qualifying round again (http://i.imgur.com/khw96.jpg).

Finally, our recent takeover bid collapsed, so my job is safe for now, although I expect one to be finalised at some point in the future.

abulezz
03-12-2011, 20:18
Djuuhus is pure quality at this level - he should be an immediate contributor. Congratulations on winning the League!

Scribe
03-12-2011, 20:37
Yeah, he looks great. And thanks!



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Faroe Watch 2018/19

National team World Ranking: 170th - Up 15 places
UEFA coefficient: 2.500, 48th place – Up 2 places
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League, no change (but Champions back into Q1 instead of Q2)
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 241st Up 79 places (1 star – Up half a star)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - No change
Hoyvik reputation: 0.5 star - No change
Hoyvik European ranking: 390h – Down 6 places
Hoyvik club value: £450k – Up £25k
Hoyvik title odds: Evens Shortened from 7/4


A good season for the league as the reputation goes up from half a star to a full star.

Scribe
04-12-2011, 11:16
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2018/19

Champions League

In my rush to read my news item at the end of last season I failed to notice that it would be 2019/20 season when the Faroese champions would need to play in the first qualifying round of the Champions League. Since we are just starting season 2018/19, it means that we bypassed the other diddies and went straight into the draw for Q2 this year.

The draw pit us against Slovenian champions Maribor who I imagined would be a step up yet again after we lost to Skonto last season. Despite that, I think we have improved as well so was interested to see if we could give them a good game. We were drawn at home in the first leg and our fans were certainly interested in seeing how we would fare (http://i.imgur.com/6l4l8.jpg).

What followed was simply amazing. Within 2 minutes we were a goal down and at that point I must admit I was thinking damage limitation, but then the impossible happened; we scored. Then we scored again, and again, and again. And again! It ended 5-1 in what is surely our best result ever (http://i.imgur.com/8029W.jpg), in front of our record attendance (http://i.imgur.com/bGMeB.jpg). That even broke our gate receipt record as we brought in a massive, ahem £22k (http://i.imgur.com/OwVQO.jpg).

I’d be lying if I said we didn’t ride our luck a bit in that match, but I was fairly sure that we wouldn't capitulate in the second leg. Thankfull,y we only lost by four goals to two (http://i.imgur.com/FLP2P.jpg) and that was enough to send us through 7-5 on aggregate. It was a great achievement and shows that we are making real progress.

The next round drew us against Danish giants FC Kobenhavn (http://i.imgur.com/uRD1z.jpg). Surely this would be a step too far for us. They had reached the Europa League group stage last season and the Champions League groups the season before that. That said, I was confident we could cause an upset.

Seems I was living in cloud-cuckoo land. A heavy 3-0 defeat at home (http://i.imgur.com/I1OlF.jpg) (in front of another record attendance) was followed by a 7-2 humiliation (http://i.imgur.com/t7fiD.jpg) over in Denmark. Not exactly what I’d hoped for.

It’s obvious that our steps forward are going to be very small, slow and steady. We can’t expect to suddenly beat well established European teams, but we need to keep putting ourselves up against them so we can learn from these matches and, more importantly, gain the income we need to build up our own club.

So that concludes our Champions League campaign for this season, BUT not our European campaign. We now fall into the Europa League Fourth Qualifying round where we will face Dinamo Moscow (http://i.imgur.com/ZZE3U.jpg). I’m not expecting much from that one to be honest. The tie is after the season starts, so I’ll update you on how it goes in the next post.


Pre-Season Results (http://i.imgur.com/bVtZM.jpg)

Just the three pre-season friendlies this year and they were all played by backup players because the main first team guys were busy playing in our Euro campaign. Results were mixed. My assistant had somehow persuaded French side Nantes to travel to the Faroes to play us (a sign of our slowly growing reputation?) and we put up a decent showing to only lose 4-3. Otherwise we played a couple of domestic sides as usual.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Qualify for Europe
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the quarter final
Faroese Super Cup: Learn from the experience
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience

The board expectations have increased again this season. I wish they’d place less importance on the cup because tomorrow’s tricky first round tie comes just days before our first game against Moscow.


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Not bothered
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience

I just want to win the league.


Finances (http://i.imgur.com/Ax7ja.jpg)

Currently looking pretty good, but I know from experience that we will be back in the red by the end of the season. That hasn’t stopped me having another go at getting our training facilities improved again (http://i.imgur.com/f2g1x.jpg).

As for season ticket sales, a highly surprising figure of 28 were sold.


Squad and Key Players (http://i.imgur.com/ZHIwf.jpg)

I think our squad is just about the right size now, but it is lacking in balance. We have too many players in some positions (e.g. centrebacks) and not enough in some others (e.g. fullback). Furthermore, the difference between our best players and worst players is starting to grow.

We are really struggling to find a decent goalkeeper. Karl Poulsen (YP59) (http://i.imgur.com/L4tPf.jpg) is our best bet after the departure of Askham leaves us with only YP players in the squad.

I don’t want to spend too long going into detail about our key players, because I post them in the end of season round-up and not much changes between then and now!


Achievements Completed

Entire squad made up of YP players Achieved 2018/19

HotChocolate
04-12-2011, 12:16
No shame in losing out to FC Kobenhavn, the best of luck for the new season and the Europa League quallys!

abulezz
04-12-2011, 12:26
FC Kobenhavn and then Dinamo Moscow - ouch! But like you said, even though they are small, steps are being made. It definitely shows in the quality of your youth intakes year after year!

Scribe
04-12-2011, 14:11
Thanks guys. Yes we're making progress, but I wish the big teams would take pity on us a little instead of smashing 7 goals past us!



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FC Hoyvik
Mid-Season 2018/19

Before I get onto the mundane of the league, we had another European tie to play. We faced Dinamo Moscow in the Europa League 4th Qualifying Round. The results against Kobenhavn had dented my confidence a little and I didn’t expect much going into the matches against the Russians.

We were soundly thrashed in the first leg (http://i.imgur.com/LYkck.jpg), before we retained a little pride in front of another record crowd in the second leg (http://i.imgur.com/tp9HX.jpg).

With Europe out of the way for another season, it allowed us to focus our attentions back on the league.

Results (http://i.imgur.com/vvjiZ.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/zyawB.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/o2KWB.jpg)

I’m happy to say that Europe hasn’t been a distraction this season and our ever-improving squad are in a comfortable position at the top of the table. We’ve scored the most goals and conceded the least in the league and that is usually a good recipe for success.

We’ve also managed to meet the boards minimum requirement of a quarter final place in the cup, and we retained the Super Cup (http://i.imgur.com/VucJ4.jpg) against NSI. All-in-all, very satisfying.

Our talisman has definitely been Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i.imgur.com/FYVeu.jpg), who has been putting in performances the likes of which have never been seen before at a club like ours. I hope we can hold onto him for a long, long time.

DazRTaylor
04-12-2011, 15:27
Great stuff mate :-) NSI must be sick of the sight of you!

I can't believe Djuhuus hasn't been capped at senior level!

Scribe
04-12-2011, 16:00
Great stuff mate :-) NSI must be sick of the sight of you!

I can't believe Djuhuus hasn't been capped at senior level!

Cheers. I don't think it will be long before that happens...

I have a quick question for everybody; now that I have a squad fully made up of players from my youth system, do you think I should still give each player a YP number after their name, or is it no longer necessary?

HotChocolate
04-12-2011, 16:01
Cheers. I don't think it will be long before that happens...

I have a quick question for everybody; now that I have a squad fully made up of players from my youth system, do you think I should still give each player a YP number after their name, or is it no longer necessary?

It's entirely up to you now, if you're not going to sign anyone then the YP isn't needed.

DazRTaylor
04-12-2011, 16:03
Cheers. I don't think it will be long before that happens...

I have a quick question for everybody; now that I have a squad fully made up of players from my youth system, do you think I should still give each player a YP number after their name, or is it no longer necessary?

I would keep it simply because you can track your YP's. When you sell some, they will pop up in opposition sides in Europe etc. Also, good to know how many you have produced.

AK22
04-12-2011, 16:31
Some tough results in Europe this season, but starting to dominate domestically. That's a sign of good progress :thup:

Scribe
04-12-2011, 17:52
I've decided to keep numbering them, but will start to release the poorer ones immediately. Thanks for your input guys.



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FC Hoyvik
Youth Candidate Day 2018/19

First of all, the world’s quickest league update. We’ve pretty much got it won. (http://i.imgur.com/j1AIB.jpg) Hurrah!

As for the youths:


http://i.imgur.com/0K5j5.jpg

It’s a fairly disappointing intake this season, but we can’t have a great one ever year I guess. The best player this year is Eydun Bech (YP113) (http://i.imgur.com/vXc0p.jpg). He probably isn’t good enough to get in the team though. You can guess what that means about the lesser players from the intake – they aren’t great.

Having said that, our lack of quality at right back and in goals means that Frits Kristiansen (YP120) (http://i.imgur.com/7Y1ZD.jpg) and Johannes Lakjuni (YP116) (http://i.imgur.com/Ok6ma.jpg) might get a few games until someone better appears.

For the first time we released some of the intake immediately as seven of them were shown the door without even getting a YP number.

Finally, the reputation of our youth system improved some more a three of our players lined up for the Faroes in their recent friendly against Macedonia. Tordur Dam (YP81) (http://i.imgur.com/y4SOW.jpg) picked up his 5th cap and there were debuts for Hallur Petersen (YP82) (http://i.imgur.com/utrk7.jpg) and, you guessed it, Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i.imgur.com/Ou7db.jpg). It’s a shame they were beaten 3-0 (http://i.imgur.com/5GddQ.jpg), but it’s more progress for our club.

In other news, we managed to get ourselves a parent club (http://i.imgur.com/oO8ZT.jpg). I asked the board for one purely for the extra income and Viking they send us any I won’t play them.

Scribe
04-12-2011, 21:04
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2018/19


League Results (http://i.imgur.com/4qxsv.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/w3n2R.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/eoQ3C.jpg) – Cup Results (http://i.imgur.com/DdIPJ.jpg)

Another very satisfying season ends with the treble of League, Cup and Super Cup for the second season in a row. I think it is safe to say that we are now the team to beat domestically. We ended up going unbeaten for the entire league season and that is quite an achievement. I’ve been in charge just short of eight years now, so from second tier rubbish to “invincibles” in that time frame is pretty good in my eyes.

Europe is a different story and this season’s results showed just how far we still have to go to be able to even compete at the highest level. We are progressing though and that is the main thing. It is slow going, and once again the chairman cancelled the upgrade of our training ground (http://i.imgur.com/9uoWd.jpg). It was due to cost £95k and we ended the season with just £60k in the bank, so it’s frustrating but we are getting there financially.

We’ll be forced to play in qualifying round 1 of the Champions League again next season (I think!), but hopefully we can get through that and then the next round (i.e. a repeat of this season’s success). If we can I’m sure we’ll be able to afford the training ground improvements this time next year.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Qualify for Europe Surpassed
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the quarter final Surpassed
Faroese Super Cup: Learn from the experience Surpassed
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience Achieved
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience Achieved


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered Achieved
Faroese Super Cup: Not bothered Achieved
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience Achieved
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience Achieved


Key Players

Top Scorer: Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i.imgur.com/aoHye.jpg) – this guy is a machine and we are so lucky to have him.12 goals.
Most Assists: Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i.imgur.com/aoHye.jpg) – 22 assists!
Manager’s Player of the Year: Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i.imgur.com/aoHye.jpg) – 6 motm!
Fan’s Player of the Year: Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i.imgur.com/aoHye.jpg) – Awesome player.

Let’s face it; these awards are a bit one-sided. Believe it or not, we aren’t a one man team. So here are a few other important players we have:


Tordur Dam (YP81) (http://i.imgur.com/oNBqg.jpg) – the young defender is a key player at the back, but also in the opposition penalty area.
Hallur Petersen (YP82) (http://i.imgur.com/A01My.jpg) – another creative spark that sits just behind our lone striker.
Runi Joensen (YP66) (http://i.imgur.com/zNbQQ.jpg) – Runi is our unsung hero in the middle of the park. Originally an MR, he has adapted well to a more cetral role.
Frits Lakjuni (YP88) (http://i.imgur.com/ThU7o.jpg) – the other half of our centreback pairing that has capped a fine season with his first cap for the national team (http://i.imgur.com/uWoGU.jpg)


Unfortunately, it’s not all success and some players just don’t quite manage to make the grade. For instance, goalkeeper Karl Poulsen (YP59) (http://i.imgur.com/dtiZC.jpg) blew his chances this season and will leave when his contract runs out this month. Another man on his last chance is a star in decline, Jakup Martin Poulsen (YP52 (http://i.imgur.com/JtWKv.jpg), who continues to underachieve. He has just one season left to show me he is worth keeping.


Next Season

More of the same is needed really. Another title is the minimum requirement, and we really need at least one win in Europe to secure funding for the badly needed investment in our training ground. The one annoying thing in the background is the continuing attempts of the chairman to sell the club; talks keep on breaking down, but I wish it would just get over and done with.

HotChocolate
04-12-2011, 21:09
Easy league title, all about Europe now.

Nobby_McDonald
04-12-2011, 21:22
Indeed, see if you can progress in Europe.

Scribe
04-12-2011, 21:44
That's it; domestically we should go from strength-to-strength now. Europe is, and always was going to be, the biggest challenge here.




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Faroe Watch 2019/20

National team World Ranking: 196th - Down 26 places
UEFA coefficient: 2.125, 48th place – no change
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League, no change (but Champions back into Q1 instead of Q2)
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 204th Up 37 places (1 star – no change)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - No change
Hoyvik reputation: 0.5 star - No change
Hoyvik European ranking: 430h – Down 40 places
Hoyvik club value: £500k – Up £50k
Hoyvik title odds: 4/5 Shortened from evens

City2000
04-12-2011, 21:55
This really is a great read!

Looks like you have nailed the domestic scene, looking forward to seeing how Europe goes :thup:

Scribe
05-12-2011, 20:40
Thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying it :)




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FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2019/20

Champions League

Confusion reigns every year over whether we enter the Champions League at the first or second qualifying round. All the information we had pointed towards a first qualifying round match this season, but for whatever reason we ended up being entered into the second qualifying round.

The draw paired us up with Slovakian team MSK Vilina. They looked much the same standard as Maribor, or possible slightly worse, so I was fairly confident that we would be able to beat them over two legs. That certainly looked likely when we put three goals past them without reply in the first leg (http://i.imgur.com/v8yyc.jpg). Having said that, the match statistics belied another story as they dominated possession and shots on goal. However, I was sure we’d be able to do enough in the second leg to progress, and that proved to be correct as we held them to a draw (http://i.imgur.com/lWA3e.jpg) despite being outplayed again.

As expected, qualify round 3 gave us a much sterner test; this time against Sparta Prague. I didn’t expect an awful lot (expect another heavy beating), so I was very pleasantly surprised when we came away from their ground with a narrow defeat (http://i.imgur.com/vwRT7.jpg). The away goal gave us a great chance in the second leg if we could just sneak a 1-0 victory. Alas, it was to no avail, as once again we were outplayed and this time they showed no mercy (http://i.imgur.com/VxuCe.jpg).

So now we are given a second chance by going into the 4th Qualifying round of the Europa League. This season we will play Turkish giants Besiktas. For the first time in our history, we will be live on TV (http://i.imgur.com/Wpa6w.jpg). It’s another small milestone for the club and, whilst the extra revenue is small, every little helps.


Pre-Season Results (http://i.imgur.com/gndDA.jpg)

We only had a couple of pre-season friendlies this year, and the reserves managed to remain unbeaten.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Qualify for Europe
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the semi final
Faroese Super Cup: Learn from the experience
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience

Once more the board want us to do better in the domestic cup. It’s a trophy I put very little weight on, so we obviously have slightly different ambitions. Somewhat bizarrely, we will play a team of trialists in the first round of the competition and no one fancies us to win (http://i.imgur.com/WPfb3.jpg)!


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Not bothered
UEFA Champions League: Reach Q3
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience

As always, the league is my main aim. I wanted the money from reaching Q3 in the Champions League so I am pleased that we managed to achieve that.


Finances (http://i.imgur.com/TWdaJ.jpg)

Starting to look very healthy now. Surely we can invest some money in our facilities this season without it being cancelled. The board have agreed (http://i.imgur.com/uoaRJ.jpg) (as they usually do), so hopefully it won’t be cancelled this time. They’ve also agreed to spend some more on coaching of our juniors (http://i.imgur.com/o43lW.jpg).

Season tickets sales I hear you ask? *drumroll* 28! Bah.


Squad (http://i.imgur.com/XZMxa.jpg)

I think my post-season round-up more than covered our key players. In more general terms, our goalkeeper is mediocre, as is our rightback. The rest of the defence is very good. The midfield is quite strong too, but we could do with a new striker. So, three or four new players and I think we’d have a much better chance in Europe. Here’s hoping youth candidate day is good to us this year.

Scribe
06-12-2011, 21:32
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FC Hoyvik
Mid-Season 2019/20

I thought our Europa League 4th Qualifying round matches against Besiktas were going to be tough, but I hadn’t realised quite how difficult they would be. A quick look at their squad unveiled players like this guy (http://i.imgur.com/YiRug.jpg); the type of player I can only dream about having.

We put up a reasonable showing in the first leg (http://i.imgur.com/7tv8d.jpg), but it was never going to be enough to even give us a chance of progressing. Unfortunately, the second leg was equally one-sided. (http://i.imgur.com/xiUaO.jpg) Better luck next year I guess.

Results (http://i.imgur.com/RMVZI.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/rEbHp.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/uD21B.jpg)

We are well and truly in the position of being too good for our domestic league and not good enough for Europe. I think that is reflected well in our results this season. I mean, we’ve only conceded one goal in the league so far this season; that is ridiculous. I expect someone will take a at least point a point off us before the end of the season, but I fully expect us to be champions for the third year running and the fourth time in my tenure.

In other news, we have completed another of the achievements I set myself at the beginning of this journey. It was achieved when we had five players called up to the same national squad in September. To be honest I hadn’t been paying to much attention to the full squad, so I was a bit surprised to see that the manager hadn’t been picking a full compliment of players. (http://i.imgur.com/DkzWC.jpg) I guess that means that most of my squad are terrible if they’d rather have fake players in there! In any case, it did them no good. All five of my players started the match as they were trounced by Montenegro (http://i.imgur.com/bhXh0.jpg).

Strangely, the fifth of our players to gain international honours was Tummas Jacobsen (YP103) (http://i.imgur.com/VfcP8.jpg). I say strangely because I don’t particularly rate him and he spends more time on our bench than on the pitch.


Achievements Completed

Have five players called up to the national team squad Achieved 2019/20

abulezz
06-12-2011, 22:29
I guess now its just a matter of pumping money into developing the quality of the youth intake so you can begin making some noise in Europe!

HotChocolate
07-12-2011, 09:05
Besiktas, the draw isn't kind to you is it?

Scribe
08-12-2011, 13:54
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Youth Candidate Day 2019/20

With the league as good as won (http://i.imgur.com/gTQKq.jpg), I have been looking forward to youth intake day. As I said at the start of the season, I felt that we needed a better GK, DR and FC. Would we get any of these? Read on to find out:


http://i.imgur.com/cWnW7.jpg

The best of the new players is an OMC Eydun Lakjuni (YP122) (http://i.imgur.com/jkZwK.jpg), who looks terrific and is a similar player to our current star man Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i.imgur.com/uto5i.jpg). If he can make the same impact as Djuhuus then I’ll be delighted.

Next best player is probably Eydun Rasmussen (YP123) (http://i.imgur.com/mmTuR.jpg), who thankfully plays in our weak DR position. Having said that, I’m not entirely convinced he is any better than current incumbent Frits Kristiansen (YP120) (http://i.imgur.com/BuP8P.jpg).

Otherwise there isn’t an awful lot of talent on display. Some are worth keeping and will had some depth to the squad, but I don’t think they will make a huge impact. We will just have to wait another year until we can get the GK and FC that I think is critical to our plans for success in Europe.

There’s been a bit of a worrying development this week as for the first time a club from abroad became interested in one of our players. Charleroi of Belgium are after Tordur Dam (YP81) (http://i.imgur.com/GwXJB.jpg). I’ve stuck a £2.5m pricetag on his head, so hopefully that will ward them off.

deltablue
08-12-2011, 14:42
Well, 1ish out of 3.

SRL88
08-12-2011, 15:24
Nice career so far mate :).

Scribe
08-12-2011, 19:02
Thanks!





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FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2019/20


League Results (http://i.imgur.com/qsNIA.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/QI6Eo.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/yQAuo.jpg) – Cup Results (http://i.imgur.com/6ySJk.jpg)

A treble treble! We continued our domestic dominance this season with the trio of league, cup and super cup success for the third year running. We were pretty close to a 100% record in the league, with just two points dropped all season (against second place HB). We only conceded four goals in our 18 league games and simply outclassed everyone else.

With the domestic scene tied up, our real challenge is now in Europe. We showed that we are good enough to reach the third qualifying round of the Champions League, but no where near being good enough to even compete with the teams at that level. There is still an awful lot of work ahead.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Qualify for Europe Surpassed
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Reach the semi final Surpassed
Faroese Super Cup: Learn from the experience Surpassed
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience Achieved
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience Achieved


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered Achieved
Faroese Super Cup: Not bothered Achieved
UEFA Champions League: Reach Q3 Achieved
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience Achieved


Key Players

Top Scorer: Hallur Petersen (YP82) (http://i.imgur.com/JaUxB.jpg) – A bit of a strange one this; his finishing is terrible, but he still managed 15 goals from midfield. It seems that his pace and aggression cause teams all sorts of problems with his runs from deep positions.
Most Assists: Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i.imgur.com/HsIfn.jpg) – Djuhuus didn’t quite reach last season’s fantastic levels, but he was still impressive. An unfortunate injury near the end of the season could see him miss out on our European campaign for next season. If so, that would be a massive loss for the team.
Manager’s Player of the Year: Hallur Petersen (YP82) (http://i.imgur.com/JaUxB.jpg) – I think he deserves it for his goal and assist haul alone.
Fan’s Player of the Year: Hallur Petersen (YP82) (http://i.imgur.com/JaUxB.jpg)

We have a number of key players outwith those recognised above, but most of them have been highlighted before, so here are a few that I don’t think I’ve mentioned much previously that deserve a bit of praise this year:


Roi Jacobsen (YP110) (http://i.imgur.com/IjV1W.jpg) – Roi has made a good fist at becoming our number one striker. He’s not the quickest, but has managed to get in amongst the goals this year.
Johannes Lakjuni (YP116) (http://i.imgur.com/I7qkr.jpg) – I’ve moaned quite a bit about our lack of a decent goalkeeper, but Lakjuni has had a reasonable enough season to stop me from worrying domestically at least. European football is probably going to prove too much for him though.
Kaj Hentze (YP98) (http://i.imgur.com/zPwLk.jpg) – Kaj is our unchallenged leftback and if I was to pick out one of our uncapped players for the national team, it would be him.



Next Season

I’m very relaxed about our domestic fixtures now. Baring a disaster, we should be capable of winning the title every year. For some time much of my focus has been ensuring that we have Champions League football each season, but next year will probably be the first time that I’m confident enough that we will achieve that fairly easily. Hopefully that means that we can now join the road leading to making an impact in the competition.

Next season is likely to be too soon to progress beyond Q3 (unless we get a favourable draw for once), but now that we have finally begun building up our training ground (http://i.imgur.com/ALrqp.jpg) I really feel that we have the opportunity to ramp up our speed of progress.

I think the biggest problem we have to avoid is any complacency; both in the league and in the early stages (Q1 and Q2) of the Champions League.

Scribe
08-12-2011, 19:04
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Faroe Watch 2020/21

National team World Ranking: 170th - Up 26 places
UEFA coefficient: 48th place – no change
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League - no change
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 218th - Down 14 places (1 star – no change)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - no change
Hoyvik reputation: 0.5 star - no change
Hoyvik European ranking: 434th – Down 4 places
Hoyvik club value: £600k – Up £100k
Hoyvik title odds: 4/6 - Shortened from 4/5

Scribe
10-12-2011, 12:53
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FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2020/21

Champions League

We found ourselves back in qualifying round 1 for no discernable reason this season. That meant a tie against San Marino minnows Tre Penne and one that I expected to win fairly easily.

The first leg met my expectations as we thrashed them 4-0 (http://i.imgur.com/3lsX7.jpg), gaining 70% of the possession and even missing a penalty along the way. We went one better (http://i.imgur.com/VOIf7.jpg) in the second leg to progress 9-0 on aggregate. Hopefully that will be the last time we find ourselves in Q1 and from now on we can start out in the next round.

So far we’ve managed to do pretty well in Q2 and this year gave us the chance to progress again as, for once, the draw was pretty kind to us. We would travel to Slovenia to meet NK Domzale who looked relatively poor on paper. Having said that, the first leg was a pretty tight affair (http://i.imgur.com/Mi4fz.jpg) and they may even have deserved more than the 1-1 draw they got. Thankfully we pulled our act together for the second leg and we looked very dominant as we progressed 6-1 on aggregate (http://i.imgur.com/5E3mH.jpg).

The draw for Q3 unfortunately wasn’t so kind because this time our name came out alongside Belgian champions Anderlecht. If we could get anything out of this, it would easily be our best result to date, so I was immensely proud of the team when we managed a creditable 1-1 draw at home (http://i.imgur.com/7rrQ4.jpg). I was even slightly disappointed for them to equalise with 15 minutes remaining when we looked like we might even sneak a 1-0 victory. It is the first time that we have been able compete with a team of that calibre and it gave us the slimmest of chances in the second leg.

It looked very much like we were dead and buried within the first ten minutes of that though when they hit two early goals. However, we didn’t crumble and managed to get a goal back. One more and we would be through on away goals.

But then disaster happened; late in the first half Frits Lakjuni (YP88) was ordered off for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity and that completely dashed our hopes. The heads went down and Anderlecht got two second half goals to seal their victory (http://i.imgur.com/xO88R.jpg).

The result puts us into the Europa League 4th Qualifying Round again where this year our opponents will be Dutch side Heerenveen. I’d rate them roughly around the same level as Anderlecht so, with a lot of luck, we can hopefully make a positive impact.



Pre-Season Results (http://i.imgur.com/o1dk8.jpg)

Again, with our European matches acting as our pre-season, we only had a couple of friendly matches. This year, both were against foreign sides and both ended in defeat. I’m not at all bothered as only our backup players featured.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Learn from the experience
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience

The board have finally come around to my way of thinking; the cup matters not a jot and the league is where we need to focus. It’s nice of them to finally catch-on!


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Not bothered
UEFA Champions League: Reach Q3
UEFA Europa League: Put in a fighting performance

Virtually the same as last year, except that this time around I want to give Heerenveen a good game in the Europa League.


Finances (http://i.imgur.com/RHNAF.jpg)

We’ve maintained a healthy bank account over the course of the last two seasons. It goes without saying that it is a great boost to our development and this allows us to invest in our infrastructure (http://i.imgur.com/21Djj.jpg). To have excellent junior coaching is hopefully going to help us make another step-up in quality.

Season tickets sales were 28 for the 9th season in a row.


Squad (http://i.imgur.com/Kg4An.jpg)

The squad is still somewhat unbalanced. We’ve picked up a couple of injuries recently and it has really highlighted our lack of depth. We don’t have much, if any, cover for goalkeeper, both fullbacks, attacking midfield or striker whereas we have a plethora of central defenders and defensive midfielders.

Overall, we should have plenty in reserve for winning the league but we are at least one quality centre forward away from making a real impact in Europe. Indeed, our options up front reduced a little when Jakup Martin Poulsen (YP52) (http://i.imgur.com/eLz0Y.jpg) left the club last month. He remains our club record goalscorer, but his dwindling return saw him become a bit-part player last season. He wasn’t too happy at that obviously and chose to try his luck elsewhere.

Scribe
10-12-2011, 17:37
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FC Hoyvik
Mid-Season 2020/21

It may have been misplaced optimism, but our performances against Anderlecht in the Champions League qualifiers gave me a glimmer of hope that we could really cause a shock against Hereenveen. Of course we were rank outsiders, but I was certain that if we could stay within touching distance after the first leg away from home then we could think about grabbing a narrow victory back on our home turf.

At halftime in the first leg, my optimism did seem misplaced. We were 2-0 down and looking like going further behind, but we regrouped and came out fighting for the second half. Almost immediately, we halved the deficit and then before long we were all square. I was certain that if we could keep it at 2-2 we would be able to hold on at home, but, with just nine minutes remaining, the Dutch struck a third to steal away our chances of a famous draw. (http://i.imgur.com/efUPe.jpg)

Still, a 3-2 defeat away from home in Europe is hardly a disaster and I was still hopeful that we could fight for victory and with it, a place in the Europa League group stages. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t to be this season. We fought hard and even had more possession, but we just lacked the quality required. A 2-0 defeat was disappointing (http://i.imgur.com/MreZ8.jpg), but overall we continue to show signs of improvement and that is all I can ask for.


Results (http://i.imgur.com/AGpT5.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/TNdx4.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/ZturT.jpg)

We continue to dominate domestically and are averaging four goals a game. Even teams like NSI who used to give us a good game are brushed aside (http://i.imgur.com/Xgmqo.jpg). There really isn’t any challenge there at all now, yet I’m not particularly highly thought of as a manger – the Faroes international team manager post came up, but I was laughed out of town for even applying for it (http://i.imgur.com/pELhC.jpg). They chose to appoint the under 19’s manager instead, so I applied for that post too, but failed to get it either.

One last piece of news to leave you with: Anfinn Jacobsen (YP92) (http://i.imgur.com/rDcFl.jpg) has just become our sixth YP player to be recognised for full international honours.

abulezz
10-12-2011, 17:52
Ah, the uncomfortable place where you're not quite good enough to compete in Europe yet but are absolutely thrashing your domestic opponents!

Scribe
10-12-2011, 18:50
Yeah, not half. Thankfully I'm seeing signs of a slow improvement in Europe. I'd expect us to make the step up to the group stages (probably of the Europa League) possibly within the next three or maybe five seasons.




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FC Hoyvik
Youth Candidate Day 2020/21

In the league we are champions already (http://i.imgur.com/qK6tl.jpg). Results like this (http://i.imgur.com/VjW7V.jpg) and this (http://i.imgur.com/jgxBF.jpg) have certainly helped. We also had another couple of players in the Faroese national team. Our goalkeeper Johannes Lakjuni (YP116) (http://i.imgur.com/Umr3t.jpg), who has come on leaps and bounds, was joined by midfielder Eydun Bech (YP113) (http://i.imgur.com/GH6sc.jpg).

Just prior to youth intake day, I managed to persuade the board to invest even more money into our junior coaching (http://i.imgur.com/oOwzS.jpg)., so I was really quite excited to see what this year would bring.


http://i.imgur.com/vvgRc.jpg

I guess strikers are like buses; you wait ages for one and then two come along at once. Petur Jacobsen (YP133) (http://i.imgur.com/Io2ZE.jpg) and Roi Hansen (YP134) (http://i.imgur.com/mVNuk.jpg) are our highest rated players. Jacobsen looks much the stronger to me. He’s not the usual type of striker I’d look for because he’s more of a targetman than a poacher, so I will need to consider whether we should change our style of play to accommodate him or whether I should try to squeeze him into our system.

Elsewhere, Arnbjorn Nielsen (YP135) (http://i.imgur.com/wAi1e.jpg) is the most impressive other player from this year's intake and he will fight for a place in our already busy midfield department.

deltablue
10-12-2011, 19:09
A few good ones there.

HotChocolate
10-12-2011, 19:34
Impressive for Faroe Islands :thup:

Scribe
10-12-2011, 19:47
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FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2020/21


League Results (http://i.imgur.com/VTrnT.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/E9bQn.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/G098B.jpg) – Cup Results (http://i.imgur.com/22Ijs.jpg)

The domestic scene is too easy for us now and I can’t see it getting more difficult any time soon. After winning 18 out of 18 in the league and averaging almost 4.5 goals per game, we really have nothing left to prove at this level. We only showed signs of slowing down when I blooded some of the new youngsters towards the end of the season.

The coach of the Faroe Islands is slowly realising where the talent lies and his latest squad included a massive 12 of our players (http://i.imgur.com/rXxgt.jpg).


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered Achieved
Faroese Super Cup: Learn from the experience Surpassed
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience Achieved
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience Achieved


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered Achieved
Faroese Super Cup: Not bothered Achieved
UEFA Champions League: Reach Q3 Achieved
UEFA Europa League: Put in a fighting performance Achieved


Key Players

Top Scorer: Eydun Lakjuni (YP122) (http://i.imgur.com/6WVcr.jpg) – like his fellow attacking midfielder Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) did two years ago, Lakjuni dominates the awards this season. He has simply been the creative, goalscoring, driving force behind our success.
Most Assists: Eydun Lakjuni (YP122) (http://i.imgur.com/6WVcr.jpg)
Manager’s Player of the Year: Eydun Lakjuni (YP122) (http://i.imgur.com/6WVcr.jpg)
Fan’s Player of the Year: Eydun Lakjuni (YP122) (http://i.imgur.com/6WVcr.jpg)

We have had a number of other players at the tops of their games this season.


Jon Kjaerbaek (YP132) (http://i.imgur.com/T26eD.jpg) – it has been an amazing season for the forward. He never really came into my thoughts until injuries to other players forced him onto the teamsheet, but his record has really amazed me for a player of such obviously limited talent. He has really been helped by the quality just behind him on the pitch.
Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i.imgur.com/HrGL5.jpg) – Djuhuus embodies the quality that has helped get the most out of Kjaerbaek. Whilst he hasn’t laid on as many goals this season, he has added more goals to his game.
Hallur Petersen (YP82) (http://i.imgur.com/w4M4Q.jpg) – Petersen is the third player in our attacking midfield trio. Whilst he isn’t as technically (or indeed mentally) strong as Djuhuus or Lakjuni, he weighs in with his share of goals and assists.
Frits Lakjuni (YP88) (http://i.imgur.com/4aW0O.jpg) – Another of the Lakjuni family, but this one is more about defending than attacking. We only conceded 5 goals in the league this year and a lot of that is down to this guy.



Next Season

I’d be very surprised if we didn’t win the league, so the focus will be on Europe again. I’m becoming something of a broken record in saying that, but it is true. With another season behind us I think we have improved and hopefully that will show when we kick off our qualifying campaign in July.

Scribe
10-12-2011, 19:53
http://i.imgur.com/lmgbz.gif (http://imgur.com/lmgbz)

Faroe Watch 2021/22

National team World Ranking: 176th - Down 6 places
UEFA coefficient: 46th place – Up 2 places
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League - no change
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 242th - Down 24 places (1 star – no change)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - no change
Hoyvik reputation: 1 star - Up half a star
Hoyvik European ranking: 412th – Up 22 places
Hoyvik club value: £700k – Up £100k
Hoyvik title odds: 4/6 – no change


Achievements Completed

Club reputation 1 star Achieved 2021/22


Woo hoo! Our reputation is up half a star this season, so we can’t be far away from becoming the biggest club in the country :)

Coentrao
10-12-2011, 20:02
Looks too easy now on the domestic front now it's just going to take some time and some lucky draws to progress in Europe.

How much is your youth setup costing per month? Congratulations on getting the junior coaching to exceptional.

Scribe
10-12-2011, 20:08
Looks too easy now on the domestic front now it's just going to take some time and some lucky draws to progress in Europe.

How much is your youth setup costing per month? Congratulations on getting the junior coaching to exceptional.

It's a fairly hefty £35k per month. As you can see from this screenshot (http://i.imgur.com/CRo8d.jpg), the increase has been pretty steep over the past season or so.

abulezz
10-12-2011, 20:10
WOW, what a season from Lakjuni! I definitely see big things for your new youth striker Jacobsen, he's going to be an immediate contributor.

Coentrao
10-12-2011, 20:43
It's a fairly hefty £35k per month. As you can see from this screenshot (http://i.imgur.com/CRo8d.jpg), the increase has been pretty steep over the past season or so.

Ouch at that level seems quite an expense though i suppose the prize money from European competitions should be enough to cover that.

Nobby_McDonald
11-12-2011, 00:00
Finally your reputation has increased.

Scribe
11-12-2011, 11:13
Thanks for reading and inputting into the thread guys, it's appreciated





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FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2021/22

Champions League

Thankfully we went straight into the second qualifying round for the Champions league this season. We are becoming quite adept at progressing past that point and we soon dispatched Irish side Bohemians with a couple of impressive victories; firstly a well deserved 3-1 win away from home (http://i.imgur.com/0dD9Q.jpg) that was then followed by a more even match as we recorded a 2-1 win at the Gundadular (http://i.imgur.com/I5vUE.jpg).

Fans of variety will not be pleased to hear that we drew Anderlecht again in the third qualifying round; they were the team that put us out of the competition at this stage last year.

We travelled to Belgium for the first leg where we more than held our own to record a brilliant 1-1 draw (http://i.imgur.com/5jwjt.jpg). That left us within touching distance of the fourth round (the Champions playoff). Even the losing teams that get to that round are guaranteed a place in the group stage of the Europa League with the winner sealing the ultimate prize; a place in the Champions League group stage.

The second leg was simply amazing and is probably best described by the highlights themselves…



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRq6aRrQWwU
Also available in 720p


To lead twice and still lose was pretty soul-destroying (http://i.imgur.com/pwJfI.jpg), but the positives hugely outweigh the negatives. We are so close to getting through this stage. Next year, surely!

Our efforts were rewarded with a really tough Europa League tie against Wolfsburg, which, as always, I will update you on in the next post.



Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Win it
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience

Much the same as last season from the board except that they expect us to win the Super Cup this time around.


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Not bothered
UEFA Champions League: Reach Q3
UEFA Europa League: Put in a fighting performance

And much the same from me as well.


Finances (http://i.imgur.com/H4eaU.jpg)

Our finances are still quite steady. The increased sums of money we spend on junior coaching are having quite a big impact though. We really could do with going one better in Europe at some stage soon.

Especially since season ticket sales remain steady at 28, again!


Squad (http://i.imgur.com/zrqf8.jpg)

Still a bit big, still a bit unbalanced, but slowly getting there! Last youth intake day brought us the better strikers we needed, so there are now really only one or two positions that need strengthened. I think our performances in the Champions League qualifier against Anderlecht prove that.

DazRTaylor
11-12-2011, 11:14
It is coming mate, surely a group stage is coming. :thup:

HotChocolate
11-12-2011, 12:55
As Daz said you are getting closer and closer to the Group Stages, maybe even next year?

Scribe
11-12-2011, 13:16
Hopefully we can if we get a favorable draw. Although anyone except Anderlecht would do me just now!




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FC Hoyvik
Mid-Season 2021/22

I had pretty much zero confidence going into our Europa League qualifier against Wolfsburg. Despite our excellent showing against Anderlecht I knew this was going to be an entirely different prospect. German sides are notoriously strong and my aim was simply to avoid humiliation; if we could keep them to single figures over the two legs then that could be viewed as reasonable result from our point of view.

In the end, my fears we realised. We were outclassed in both matches, but thankfully we did keep the scoreline fairly respectable in both legs. A 3-0 defeat at their ground (http://i.imgur.com/mNtNF.jpg) was followed by a repeat of that score at our own ground (http://i.imgur.com/n9fH7.jpg).

Those defeats drew our European adventure to a close for another year and now we have the slog of the league to contend with until we get another chance.


Results (http://i.imgur.com/nvOyh.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/ApoZm.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/4VNP4.jpg)

It has been a similar story this year to last, although we did lose our 100% record in the Super Cup (http://i.imgur.com/9655S.jpg). That particular match came right on the back of the Wolfsburg ties and the normal team was exhausted; the red card didn’t help either. Otherwise it has been pretty much plain sailing.

A couple of slightly newsworthy items; firstly the Faroes manager got the boot again. I applied again and didn’t get it. Again. We also got ourselves another parent team (http://i.imgur.com/Yd5wp.jpg) to help raise additional funding. We are currently losing about £65k per month so I felt it necessary to boost our coffers in some way.

HotChocolate
11-12-2011, 13:19
Unlucky on getting Wolfsburg :(

deltablue
11-12-2011, 15:38
Shame this wasn't quite your year.

Scribe
11-12-2011, 16:15
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Youth Candidate Day 2021/22


http://i.imgur.com/7AWim.jpg

In terms of the general quality of this year’s intake, it has to be said that it is a little lower than usual. However, there is one jewel which outshines the rest of the players. Martin Joensen (YP143) (http://i.imgur.com/nYOk2.jpg) looks like a tremendous talent. Whilst we aren’t particularly weak in central midfield, he is already better than anyone else we have in that position. Given the choice I think I’d actually prefer intakes like this, with one player already set for the first team rather than two or three that need some work.

Of the other players in this intake, Bui Jacobsen (YP144) (http://i.imgur.com/d1SKh.jpg) and Eydun Andreasen (YP145) (http://i.imgur.com/7QYma.jpg) look the most talented, but will need something special to break into the first team.

DazRTaylor
11-12-2011, 16:39
Good grief, Martin Joensen should become the greatest Faroese player of all time. Good luck keeping hold of him in the future :thup:

Scribe
11-12-2011, 17:11
http://i.imgur.com/e3jkz.jpg

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhh! I keep getting this on the same date. Can't get past it :(

DazRTaylor
11-12-2011, 17:20
Have you tried holidaying for a day to get past this day?

Scribe
11-12-2011, 17:22
Have you tried holidaying for a day to get past this day?

So far I've tried holidaying and resigning but to no avail. Just playing through from my autosave a week before to see if that helps.

Scribe
11-12-2011, 17:25
And that hasn't worked either. Any ideas anyone?

DazRTaylor
11-12-2011, 17:31
Post it in this (http://community.sigames.com/forumdisplay.php/248-Technical-Issues-and-Crashes) forum and upload your game when they ask for it.

Scribe
11-12-2011, 18:21
I've posted but tbh I think it might be gone forever.

Will just need to plot my next path to victory in the interim :D

Diesel16
11-12-2011, 18:23
http://i.imgur.com/e3jkz.jpg

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhh! I keep getting this on the same date. Can't get past it :(

I just switched to this thread after minimizing fm, that nearly gave me a heart attack.

Unlucky man.

Scribe
11-12-2011, 18:41
Looks like the game is gone forever - it seems most likely that the error has been caused by the data update I used. I hope everyone enjoyed reading :)

Nobby_McDonald
11-12-2011, 20:42
That's a bugger Scribe. I was interested to see if you could finally make the group stage.

deltablue
11-12-2011, 21:13
Noooooo!!!!!!

rancer890
11-12-2011, 21:14
Noooo! Unlucky mate... :(

Coentrao
12-12-2011, 00:39
:(

And Martin Joensen looked so great that's so unfortunate!

mack4life
12-12-2011, 03:19
Unlucky to have the save mess up on you. I suppose that is one of the risks of running a league system just after it is released.

Please start another game like this, not necessarily the same nation but taking a tiny country to the top using only youth players, the way that you write up your updates makes it a pleasure to read.

Scribe
12-12-2011, 11:37
I don't want to just leave the thread hanging, so I'll sum up my final season and close it out properly.




http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2021/22


League Results (http://i.imgur.com/Cs4xV.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/XBSMn.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/wiVOc.jpg) – Cup Results (http://i.imgur.com/36XNR.jpg)

A final, successful league campaign was unfortunately not matched by our cup performances. We lost the Super Cup and were then defeated in the Løgmanssteypið , who are a team we can usually beat put five or six goals past. A shame that we could not complete another clean sweep in my final season before the big crash, but I think we have done Hoyvik proud with the way we progressed over my ten seasons in charge.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered Achieved
Faroese Super Cup: Win it Failed
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience Achieved
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience Achieved


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered Achieved
Faroese Super Cup: Not bothered Achieved
UEFA Champions League: Reach Q3 Achieved
UEFA Europa League: Put in a fighting performance Achieved


Key Players

Top Scorer: Petur Jacobsen (YP133) (]semi final against Skala[/url) – Jacobsen was the standout player from last year’s youth intake and he showed why with a very impressive haul of 32 goals in just 21 starts this year. Not only that, but he seems to have actually improved over the past 12 months, perhaps as a result of our recent investment in our training ground.
Most Assists: Eydun Lakjuni (YP122) (http://i.imgur.com/t28i3.jpg) – Lakjuni never quite reached the heights of last year, but he remained a star contributor with his goals and assists
Manager’s Player of the Year: Petur Jacobsen (YP133) ( http://i.imgur.com/h89RS.jpg) – he only just edges it over Lakjuni, mainly because I don’t want to award the same player every year!


[u]Next Season

Unfortunately, there will not be a next season. The game has gone forever it seems.

We only got as far as domestic dominance and couldn’t quite make the step up in Europe. I’m quite sure we would have reached the group stages of the Champions League in the next few seasons. I don’t know if we would ever have been able to become a force in Europe, and sadly we will never find out.

I never got the chance to manage the national side either, but even if I had I really doubt I could have made much of an impact at this early stage. Perhaps in a few years it would have been a different story.

I’ll make one more update in this thread - a few stats and records from my time with Hoyvik.

Scribe
12-12-2011, 12:00
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Statistics and Records

Manager: Balder Sigurðr Steinsson (http://i.imgur.com/jLq63.jpg)
Time in charge: 3963 days (real time: 5 days, 1 hour, 29 minutes)

So, after 11 seasons in charge the dream is finally over. I think our progression was pretty good (http://i.imgur.com/sjJZ1.jpg), despite such uncertainty off the field (http://i.imgur.com/XlQUp.jpg)! The board were actually pretty ambitious in terms of upgrading our facilities, especially junior coaching (http://i.imgur.com/tEiSM.jpg).

We did leave a bit of a legacy, and I even became a club legend (http://i.imgur.com/AYWWk.jpg)!

Here are our brief club (http://i.imgur.com/6je3V.jpg) and player records (http://i.imgur.com/64nGX.jpg). Let me know if you want any last screenshots before I consign the save game to the recycle bin.

As from where I go from here, I think this has put me off using an unofficial database. The smallest league in Europe that comes with the game is probably Iceland, so I might end up in the second division there. Who knows! ;)




The End... or is it??

HotChocolate
12-12-2011, 12:20
Such a shame, great thread. What do you plan on doing next?

City2000
12-12-2011, 12:39
A real shame for you, was a great thread to read.

Already looking forward to your next one!

Scribe
14-12-2011, 18:28
Some news: http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/291155-Crash-dump-on-specific-date-FM12.0.4

dagoonerfan
14-12-2011, 19:38
Great news, lovin the story

deltablue
14-12-2011, 19:44
Hope to see it soon.

Nobby_McDonald
14-12-2011, 22:39
Yeah, looks like the Faroes will rule yet.

HotChocolate
15-12-2011, 10:21
Might want to remove the 'The End'...

Replace it with 'To be continued...' :D

Paolo Willenté
15-12-2011, 11:14
Only just started reading this thread today, and gutted to see it crashed on you.

Try one starting in Scotland. I'm doing it at the moment and because of the bigger teams, it seems a much bigger challenge but still enjoyable.

I look forward to your next thread.

Scribe
15-12-2011, 13:18
Might want to remove the 'The End'...

Replace it with 'To be continued...' :D

Hehe, I think I'll wait until the fix is out to confirm that it actually works! Just call me a pessimist ;)

HotChocolate
15-12-2011, 14:25
Hehe, I think I'll wait until the fix is out to confirm that it actually works! Just call me a pessimist ;)

Pessimist.

noikeee
15-12-2011, 15:14
I've been reading occasionally bits and pieces here of this thread, and only today decided to go from start to bottom. But then was shocked it has ended! Highly entertaining career, hopefully you can still rescue this. I want to see what happens to those players... Hoyvik was starting to look like a specialist factory of quality midfielders: Djuhuus, Lakjuni and now Joensen... But the biggest question of all was - would you ever get a 29th season ticket holder?

I'd also like to mention I'm completely daft and it took me AGES to figure out the pun in the title. :D

Nobby_McDonald
16-12-2011, 20:39
Took me about the time it took me to read it. :D

deltablue
16-12-2011, 21:20
Does it work now?

Coentrao
16-12-2011, 22:52
Hopefully it works now after the patch. :)

Scribe
17-12-2011, 19:18
And we’re back! :)




http://i.imgur.com/lmgbz.gif (http://imgur.com/lmgbz)

Faroe Watch 2022/23

National team World Ranking: 179th - Down 3 places
UEFA coefficient: 47th place – Down 1 place
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League - no change
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 186th - Up 56 places (1 star – no change)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - no change
Hoyvik reputation: 1 star - no change
Hoyvik European ranking: 560th – Down 148 places
Hoyvik club value: £775k – Up £75k
Hoyvik title odds: 4/6 – no change


I’m not sure what caused the big slump in our European ranking this season. Perhaps just a small adjustment in the patch or something. I’m sure it will go back up again over time anyway.

DazRTaylor
17-12-2011, 19:23
And we’re back! :)

Get in!!! :D

Nobby_McDonald
17-12-2011, 21:42
Good news. :)

Scribe
17-12-2011, 21:42
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2022/23

Champions League

The early stages of the Champions league are starting to become a familiar place for us, and this year we were pit against a familiar side in the second qualifying round; Maribor. We played and beat the Slovenians back in 2018/19 season, so given our improvement since then I was fairly certain we could do the same this time around.

The first leg didn’t exactly go to plan and we had to come from behind twice to salvage a 3-3 draw (http://i.imgur.com/j2f6c.jpg). We did have a goal disallowed that would have seen us take a lead to Slovenia, but as it stood we needed a victory in Maribor to progress to Q3.

Almost immediately, it was clear that we weren’t going to make things easy for ourselves. Within 7 minutes we were a goal down and hanging onto our Champions League hopes by our fingernails. Thankfully the boys are made of stern stuff and soon equalised. At half time, and still trailing on away goals, I threw caution to the wind and went all out attack in search of the goal that would take us through. With just under 20 minutes remaining we got that crucial goal and managed to hold out for the remaining time for victory. (http://i.imgur.com/RJmL7.jpg)

One interesting, and much welcomed development this season was that we were seeded (http://i.imgur.com/DUAAC.jpg) for the Q3 draw. In theory that would give us a much easier tie and that looked like it might be true when we were drawn against Georgian side Dinamo Tbilisi. Whilst it would not be easy by any stretch of the imagination I was sure we’d have a better chance than we did against the likes of Anderlecht, Sparta Prague and Kobenhavn of previous seasons.

In the first leg (at home), we started poorly once again and conceded an early goal, but things soon turned our way. After just 7 minutes our visitors were reduced to ten men when Petur Jacobsen (YP133) was tripped in the box when through on goal. We scored the resulting penalty and managed to score a second penalty to seal a 2-1 victory (http://i.imgur.com/iYQtX.jpg). However, I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed and that it was an opportunity missed. We’d controlled the match and really should have put the tie to bed. Instead, we’d have to face a tough trip to Tbilisi with the narrowest of leads.

The second leg was an enthralling match, so here are the highlights:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr9C8_2Vwws
Also available in 720p

We got off to a great start but looked like a red card might ruin our chances, only for them to get a man sent off as well. In the end, we secured a great result (http://i.imgur.com/YmocY.jpg) and progressed on away goals.

That excellent result puts us into the playoff for the group stages where we will play Sparta Prague (http://i.imgur.com/6RPAz.jpg). Now unless I’m mistaken that secures us a place in the Europa League group stage even if we lose. Excellenty!


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Win it
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience

The board expectations remain the same. I might stop putting this bit in my preview to be honest!


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Not bothered
UEFA Champions League: Reach Q3


Finances (http://i.imgur.com/bf38I.jpg)

We’re not in great shape at present. We continue to lose money, whilst not quite at an alarming rate, a pace that is a little uncomfortable. However, we haven’t had any money from the Champions League campaign yet (it usually comes in when we get knocked out), so I’m hoping we get a little more than usual because of the relative success we’ve had this season.

Season tickets remained at 28… again.


Squad (http://i.imgur.com/IncDO.jpg)

I have a few too many players at the moment so need to consider sending a few out on loan. I’m pretty pleased with our squad now though; we have some real quality (by Faroese standards!) at the club.

Just for your information, here is my first choice XI as it stands:

GK: Johannes Lakjuni (YP116) (http://i.imgur.com/Nb0SM.jpg) – one of our many Faroese international players. Not a bad player.
DR: Eydun Rasmussen (YP123) (http://i.imgur.com/7Lqeo.jpg) – another internationalist and again, not a bad player.
DC: Frits Lakjuni (YP88) (http://i.imgur.com/usgY3.jpg) – one of my most important players in the spine of the team
DC: Tordur Dam (YP81) (http://i.imgur.com/AvhYU.jpg) – probably our first ever high quality youth pull. It’s a bit of a shame that he has never improved all that much.
DL: Kaj Hentze (YP98) (http://i.imgur.com/WSv1d.jpg) – sadly another prospect that hasn’t really improved since he arrived at the club. That said, still a decent player.
MC: Anfinn Jacobsen (YP92) (http://i.imgur.com/xi8JC.jpg) – probably the player with the most competition for his place in the first team. We have a lot of other central midfielders of similar talent to this guy
MC: Martin Joensen (YP143) (http://i.imgur.com/3mzzj.jpg) – the star of last season’s youth intake and possibly our most gifted player.
AMC: Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i.imgur.com/ntPgE.jpg) – one of our most productive players. Again, he hasn’t improved much over the course of his career.
AMC: Hallur Petersen (YP82) (http://i.imgur.com/MFZqK.jpg) – he doesn’t look that great, but he delivers week-in week-out.
AMC: Eydun Lakjuni (YP122) (http://i.imgur.com/CfI9v.jpg) – the third of our Lakjuni trio and definitely the best of the bunch.
FC: Petur Jacobsen (YP133) (http://i.imgur.com/XRHQQ.jpg) – the striker we were lacking for a long time. He is being chased by a club from the UAE but hopefully that will come to nothing.

I’d be interested to know what position you all would hope to get a good player in on youth intake day if you were me? Personally a goalkeeper would be my next priority or maybe a rightback.

deltablue
17-12-2011, 22:21
It's the 2nd dynasty.

slich
18-12-2011, 07:52
The Champions League playoffs does indeed guarantee the Euro group stage, and you probably won't have too much finance troubles after the prize money even if you lose the draw.

For the youth intake, I would have to say your fullbacks probably, with your rightback as you mentioned being the worst one. If I'm not mistaken, 6.8 is a pretty good rating for a GK which he managed even in the Champions League, but 6.5 and 6.1 for fullbacks is just not that great. Would probably help you if they are a bit more offensively suited too since with playing 3 amcs the fullbacks can provide more width for you.

Scribe
18-12-2011, 11:08
The Champions League playoffs does indeed guarantee the Euro group stage, and you probably won't have too much finance troubles after the prize money even if you lose the draw.

For the youth intake, I would have to say your fullbacks probably, with your rightback as you mentioned being the worst one. If I'm not mistaken, 6.8 is a pretty good rating for a GK which he managed even in the Champions League, but 6.5 and 6.1 for fullbacks is just not that great. Would probably help you if they are a bit more offensively suited too since with playing 3 amcs the fullbacks can provide more width for you.

I completely agree. Those average ratings really highlight the massive gap in quality between the CL and the domestic league. Last season my DR had a rating of 7.78 in the league! My keeper's stayed about the same though, mostly because he stands around doing nothing all season :D

Scribe
18-12-2011, 11:44
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
European Update 2022/23

When we played Sparta Prague back in 2018/19, they beat us 5-1 on aggregate in the second qualifying round of the Champions League. That time we managed to come away with a narrow 2-1 defeat in Prague, but were then clinically defeated 3-0 at home. This season, we were away in the first league again so I would have been quite pleased with a similar narrow defeat. However, what followed was in no way narrow, but it was quite a defeat.

They absolutely hammered us. (http://i.imgur.com/9FTKH.jpg) The 6-1 scoreline reflected their dominance over the 90 minutes and I can’t complain about it at all. I wasn’t happy about the manner we conceded the goals and if we were going to play like that in future, it was just as well that we weren’t going to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League. If that is what a mid-sized team like Sparta Prague could do to us, I would hate to think how we’d get on against a Barcelona or a Man Utd.

So, back to the Faroes with our tails between our legs, I was determined that the second leg would be a different story; for a bit of pride if nothing else. For the first time in history we managed to sell out the stadium (or at least the seated section since no standing areas are permitted in European competition), as 3,000 hardy souls turned up to watch the rematch. We performed much better and deserved the 0-0 draw that we achieved. (http://i.imgur.com/WHtYE.jpg)

Overall, the Champions League campaign has been a good one. We got further than ever before, and as I said the result guaranteed us a place in the Europa League group stages. We also received a massive sum of money for the CL success (http://i.imgur.com/MpwZV.jpg) and then some more (http://i.imgur.com/u3lp2.jpg) for the Europa League place. That took our finances up to the £3m mark and I immediately asked the board to improve our training facilities. Last time they invested £95,000, but they didn’t hold back this season and put over ten times that aside (http://i.imgur.com/Q0Uxm.jpg)! That will surely make a huge positive impact on the club’s future.

Unsurprisingly, we were seeded 4th for the group stage draw and were probably the team that everyone in the competition wanted. There were a lot of great teams in the draw; Liverpool, Man City, Spurs, Fiorentina, Lazio, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal and so on, so I was sure we’d get a few tough games no matter what.

Ultimately we were placed in Group F alongside Basel of Switzerland, Tottenham of England and Bordeaux of France. (http://i.imgur.com/Sl3Qk.jpg) I’m really quite excited to see how we fare. Even if it’s six defeats, it’s great to just be in this stage of the competition.


Achievements Completed

Reach the Europa League group stage Achieved 2022/23

DazRTaylor
18-12-2011, 11:54
Great stuff mate :thup:

Now your board are backing you with the facilities, the long term goal gets ever so slightly easier. Just slightly. But by making the group stages of the Europa League, you have that first step.

arinceo
18-12-2011, 11:57
It's been great seeing your team slowly progress over the years, hopefully you can pick up some points in the Europa League :)

HotChocolate
18-12-2011, 14:45
Great news on the Europa League :thup:

Brilliant news on the game being 'back' :D

Scribe
18-12-2011, 16:10
- Thanks guys




http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Youth Intake Day 2022/23

I can only apologise, but I was so engrossed in the game that I forgot to take any screenshots at the mid-season point, so we’ve skipped straight to youth intake day this season, d’oh! I’ll give a fuller update on the season so far because of that.

Our Europa League campaign started with arguably our easiest tie; Basel at home. If you’d asked me before the game, I would probably have said I’d be happy to take a draw, so our 2-2 result (http://i.imgur.com/TgHb1.jpg) should really have been a good result, but to be honest I was slightly disappointed. They had a man sent off and we had chance after chance, but failed to capitalise.

Since then, it looked like we would lose every match. We certainly didn’t disgrace ourselves as we lost our next four games though. Our last match in the competition saw Spurs come to town and this happened (http://i.imgur.com/QrKzq.jpg). An unbelievable result! It wasn’t enough to stop us from finishing the group in last place, but frankly, who cares! :D

It’s been a great experience to play in the group stages of a European competition for the first time. It has certainly given me a taste for it and made me all the more determined to keep progressing and improving.


Results (http://i.imgur.com/l3cNn.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/r3qYZ.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/yi6Il.jpg) - Europa League Table (http://i.imgur.com/PClvg.jpg)


Thankfully our Europa League exploits haven’t had too much of a negative impact on our domestic campaign. I have had to rotate a lot more than previous seasons, so our matches immediately after the EL games have proven a little tougher; for example, our only draw came directly after the Tottenham away match.

Overall, it’s been a good 6 months. We managed to win back the Super Cup (http://i.imgur.com/XEg6C.jpg) and are in the final of the Løgmanssteypið, so I couldn’t ask for more. The only thing that would top it all would be a great set of youths…



http://i.imgur.com/G0W3n.jpg

Ok, not outstanding this season, but still acceptable. There are only really two players of note. Heini Joensen (YP152) (http://i.imgur.com/kgLXa.jpg) will go someway to resolving our problematic rightback problem, but he needs some intensive pace training before he’ll be a reliable defender.

The second player of the intake worth keeping an eye on is Jakup Hansen (YP151) (http://i.imgur.com/Mx2fY.jpg), who will join our long list of centrebacks. He’s another player that needs some pace training, but standing at 6’7”, you wouldn’t expect him to be too quick!


Achievements Completed

Win a point in the Europa League group stage Achieved 2022/23
Win a match in the Europa League group stage Achieved 2022/23

City2000
18-12-2011, 16:15
Great to see you back up and running!

Shame about the Sparta result but nice work in the Europe League. What a result against Spurs :thup:

deltablue
18-12-2011, 16:57
Slowly getting somewhere in Europe.

Scribe
18-12-2011, 17:25
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2022/23


Results 1 (http://i.imgur.com/VIAgv.jpg) – Results 2 (http://i.imgur.com/bP3XR.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/p6Tv3.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/ZLJhY.jpg)

It’s been a landmark season. Our progress in European competition has taken us up a level, not only on the playing field, but also in terms of our infrastructure. (http://i.imgur.com/ymV4h.jpg)

Domestically, we are also back on top. Last season we only won the league, but this year saw the return of the Super Cup and the domestic Cup.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered Achieved
Faroese Super Cup: Win it Achieved
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience Achieved
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience Achieved


My Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered Achieved
Faroese Super Cup: Not bothered Achieved
UEFA Champions League: Reach Q3 Surpassed
UEFA Europa League: Put in a fighting performance Achieved


Key Players

Top Scorer: Petur Jacobsen (YP133) (http://i.imgur.com/AtPRd.jpg) – the big striker hit 38 goals in 33 games. He was particularly potent in the domestic cup competitions, but I was most pleased by his performances in Europe where he scored 5 goals.
Most Assists: Eydun Lakjuni (YP122) (http://i.imgur.com/CRZyo.jpg) – Lakjuni has been our most creative player for some time now, and this season was no different
Manager’s Player of the Year: Hallur Petersen (YP82) (http://i.imgur.com/zm7jK.jpg) – Petersen is another player that is consistently productive, both in terms of goals and assists. This season was a great one for him. However, he’s looking for a new contract at more than double the wages of anyone else in the squad and I’m not keen on giving him that.
Fans’ Player of the Year: Petur Jacobsen (YP133) (http://i.imgur.com/AtPRd.jpg)


Next Season

I’m hopeful that we can get into the Europa League groups again. It’s been a very enjoyable and financially beneficial competition, so I want another chance at it.

I’m excited to see how our new training ground will impact on the players we have. Even with the fairly basic facilites we have just now, we have managed to produce 14 players for the latest national squad (http://i.imgur.com/JNDet.jpg). We really have come a long way in a relatively short space of time.

HotChocolate
18-12-2011, 17:42
Only 7 goals conceded, brilliant defensive :thup:

Scribe
18-12-2011, 17:51
http://i.imgur.com/lmgbz.gif (http://imgur.com/lmgbz)

Faroe Watch 2023/24

National team World Ranking: 180th - Down 1 place
UEFA coefficient: 45th place – Up 2 places
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League - no change
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 216th - Down 30 places (1 star – no change)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - no change
Hoyvik reputation: 1 star - no change
Hoyvik European ranking: 267th – Up 293 places
Hoyvik club value: £1.9m – Up £1.125m
Hoyvik title odds: 4/6 – no change


Reaching the Europa League groups has really helped both our European ranking and especially the estimated value of the club; it has more than doubled in the last 12 months.


Achievements Completed

Estimated value greater than £1m Achieved 2022/23


New Achievements Added

Top 250 European club ranking
Top 100 European club ranking
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Scribe
18-12-2011, 17:53
Only 7 goals conceded, brilliant defensive :thup:

Thanks. We've only conceded 20 goals in total in the past four league campaigns combined :D

abulezz
18-12-2011, 18:13
That was a good season - 20 goals conceded the past FOUR league campaigns! Get out!

Scribe
18-12-2011, 18:23
More to do with the dross I face in the league than my exceptional management skills I'd say, hehe!

JojoVillaHursty
18-12-2011, 18:58
Great career so far Scribe been following for awhile but decided to post now as been busy recently.
Good to see the hardwork didnt goto waste with the small well big crash problem.

HotChocolate
18-12-2011, 19:02
Thanks. We've only conceded 20 goals in total in the past four league campaigns combined :D

I've never noticed the goals against! Just looked at your points and how many times you lost :D

Scribe
18-12-2011, 19:40
Great career so far Scribe been following for awhile but decided to post now as been busy recently.
Good to see the hardwork didnt goto waste with the small well big crash problem.

Thanks for reading :)



I've never noticed the goals against! Just looked at your points and how many times you lost :D

95 matches and counting unbeaten in the league if you must know :p

Scribe
18-12-2011, 19:50
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FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2023/24

Champions League

I was somewhat worried when our name came out of the Q2 draw alongside Swedish side Helsingborgs. I have to say it looked like a very tough test at that early stage of the competition. However, it was a sign of our growing confidence in European competition when we cam away with a fine 2-0 victory in the away leg (http://i.imgur.com/q462M.jpg). Whilst not quite a formality, it allowed us to relax a little for the second leg where we recorded a nice 3-2 victory. (http://i.imgur.com/tpJ8M.jpg)

If I thought that draw wasn’t kind to us, things were about to get worse. Last season we were seeded for the third quailifying round and that ultimatetly allowed us to reach the Europa League group stage. For whatever reason, that was not the case this year and our unseededness meant we’d play FC Kobenhavn in Q3; a team that put ten goals past us in two games the last time we met.

We were magnificent in the first leg and more than matched them in a fine 3-2 win (http://i.imgur.com/u4aZd.jpg). Even so, I knew the second leg would still be a massive challenge; I was just praying that the defence could withstand the battering they were undoubtedly about to receive.

I don’t want to go much into the second game to be honest. This screenshot says it all (http://i.imgur.com/P3NCB.jpg). To lose on away goals thanks to a last minute winner is a soul destroying way to go out of the competition.

We will now face Rubin of Russia in the Europa League 4th Qualifying Round. We pushed Kobenhavn all the way, so I hope we can at least put up a good fight in that one although I suspect they might well be a level above the Danes.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Win it
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience



Finances (http://i.imgur.com/cbSQG.jpg)

We’re still in a very good financial state. We obviously won’t make the same profit as last season because we were knocked out of the Champions League one round earlier, but it shouldn’t have too adverse an impact.

Season tickets sales were a big sigh inducing 28.


Squad (http://i.imgur.com/BZBaB.jpg)

The squad continues to get better with each passing season. My first choice XI hasn’t really changed since last season though, so won’t link any screenshots. Although in all honesty, I think I’m just too annoyed at the Kobenhavn result to be bothered to go to the effort!

AK22
18-12-2011, 21:50
Good to see you back up and running. Hopefully, now you've done it once, you'll be a regular Europa League group stage team now.

Coentrao
18-12-2011, 22:19
Congratulations on beating Tottenham, i guess that Redknapp is still not taking the Europa League seriously :D

Very unlucky against Kobenhavn :(

Scribe
19-12-2011, 12:48
Congratulations on beating Tottenham, i guess that Redknapp is still not taking the Europa League seriously :D

Very unlucky against Kobenhavn :(

Spurs actually played a full-strength side :D. We were helped hugely by their whole team having poor morale though.

Scribe
19-12-2011, 12:48
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FC Hoyvik
Mid-Season 2023/24

After the heart-breaking last minute defeat to Kobenhavn in the Champions League qualifiers, I just wanted to regroup and get over it quickly. However, we had a very tough Europa League qualifier against Rubin almost immediately afterwards. The Russians have some exceptional players, such as Alexis Alvarez (http://i.imgur.com/0xuqL.jpg) and Jose Pierre Joaquim (http://i.imgur.com/i4a00.jpg), so on that basis I knew our chances were very slim.

In the first leg we played reasonably well, but I knew that our narrow 3-2 defeat (http://i.imgur.com/C9S8O.jpg) meant our chances of turning it around in the second leg were virtually nil. Unfortunately, that proved to be the case and the 4-0 mauling (http://i.imgur.com/DJcVk.jpg) we received meant Europe was over for another season.

It was a bit of a disappointment not to reach last season’s highs, but it was understandable based on the quality of opposition we faced this year.


Results (http://i.imgur.com/I9wMZ.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/nqmAH.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/nUKY2.jpg)

Our domestic perfofmances have been wholly acceptable so far. We have the Super Cup in the bag and look good for the league title again.

We have been suffering more injuries than normal this season and I don’t really know why; perhaps it is the impact of the new patch, or maybe we have just been unlucky. That means that a lot of the players that are normally mainstays in the team have been missing and that has giving guys like Petur Petersen (YP147) (http://i.imgur.com/SlUS4.jpg) a chance to show what they can do.

In other news, our training ground improvements were completed (http://i.imgur.com/vicCR.jpg), although I was a little disappointed that the £1.1m spent only upgraded them to an adequate level (http://i.imgur.com/kcOFT.jpg). There is obviously still a lot more investment required there.

City2000
19-12-2011, 13:23
Heartbreak in Kobenhavn and Rubin was a really tough draw. Still doing a great job though :thup:

DazRTaylor
19-12-2011, 13:26
You should be fired. You have conceded 4 goals this season in the league. Disgraceful.

:D

Scribe
19-12-2011, 15:25
You should be fired. You have conceded 4 goals this season in the league. Disgraceful.

:D

You jest, but I'm still on an amateur contract so they could sack me whenever they like!

Scribe
19-12-2011, 15:26
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FC Hoyvik
Youth Intake Day 2023/24


http://i.imgur.com/WvW8F.jpg

Quite a reasonable intake, but we are still missing that elusive GK.

Of those players that came through, my assistant thinks that Andre Thomsen (YP155) (http://i.imgur.com/zLgxB.jpg) has the most talent, but personally I think Hogni Joensen (YP156) (http://i.imgur.com/AP08K.jpg) looks a much better prospect.

Thomsen is never going to displace our current striker Petur Jacobsen (YP133) (http://i.imgur.com/qHVYL.jpg), so I will retrain him to an AMC to give him more chance of playing. Joensen on the other hand looks like his set piece ability could be a real asset, but I will have a tough time justifying dropping any of my first choice trio from that position, i.e. Hallur Petersen (YP82) (http://i.imgur.com/XWhwr.jpg), Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i.imgur.com/tJEHE.jpg) and Eydun Lakjuni (YP122) (http://i.imgur.com/FPmCg.jpg). On paper, Petersen would be the one to go, but he's been quite phenomenal for a number of seasons now.

Scribe
19-12-2011, 17:58
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FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2023/24


Domestic Results (http://i.imgur.com/Ft4T7.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/T9gTz.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/VOAiW.jpg) – European Results (http://i.imgur.com/q6yj1.jpg)

We had almost an identical league record to that of last year and it was more than enough to cruise to a 7th title in a row. It was joined by our 7th Super Cup victory and our 8th cup victory. The domestic front has been sewn up for quite some time and the numbers continue to support that statement.

Europe was this year’s obvious disappointment, but I don’t want to be too hard on the team. So long as we continue to improve our coeffiecient we should hopefully begin to get an easier draw like last year rather than the difficult teams we faced this season.


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered Achieved
Faroese Super Cup: Win it Achieved
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience Achieved
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience Achieved


Key Players

Top Scorer: Petur Jacobsen (YP133) (http://i.imgur.com/glk3I.jpg) – Jacobsen equalled his goals tally of 38 from last season, but was disappointing when it really mattered, i.e. in Europe, where he failed to hit the net.
Most Assists: Eydun Lakjuni (YP122) (http://i.imgur.com/Ykisj.jpg) – Lakjuni is another that excelled domestically, but struggled in Europe.
Manager’s Player of the Year: Martin Joensen (YP143) (http://i.imgur.com/25o4V.jpg) – Joensen has definitely been our best player this season, even if the stats don’t show it. French side Metz recently showed an interest in signing him, so that shows his quality.
**NEW AWARD** Most Improved Player of the Year: Jakup Hansen (YP151) (http://i.imgur.com/BP7WS.jpg) – I’ve started this award because now our new training facilites may allow players to actually improve! Hansen embodies that and all the work on his pace we’ve been doing has paid dividends.
Fans’ Player of the Year: Petur Jacobsen (YP133) (http://i.imgur.com/glk3I.jpg)


Next Season

Our success next season could simply come down to whether we are seeded for the Champions League 3rd Qualifying round. If we are, we have a great chance to reach the group stages of either the CL or EL. Otherwise, we will be hard pushed to do so.

Scribe
19-12-2011, 18:04
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Faroe Watch 2024/25

National team World Ranking: 194th - Down 14 places
UEFA coefficient: 44th place – Up 1 place
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League - no change
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 179th - Up 37 places (1 star – no change)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - no change
Hoyvik reputation: 1 star - no change
Hoyvik European ranking: 217th – Up 50 places
Hoyvik club value: £1.6m – Down £300k
Hoyvik title odds: 4/6 – no change



Achievements Completed

Top 250 European club ranking Achieved 2024/25

Scribe
19-12-2011, 20:09
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FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2024/25

Champions League

The second qualifying round draw was kind to us this season; we were drawn against a pretty weak Crusaders team from Northern Ireland. The outcome was no less than I expected and we easily brushed them aside in the first leg (http://i.imgur.com/pYZY2.jpg), before sealing the deal at home. (http://i.imgur.com/3h79A.jpg)

Unfortunately we were not seeded for the third qualifying round draw, so I feared the worst. We were drawn against Dinamo of Croatia and, whilst it wasn’t the easiest draw, it also wasn’t the worst. I was fairly satisfied that we could give them a tougher game than they might be expecting, but at the same time we needed to make sure we didn’t underestimate them either.

In all honesty, we got an absolute kicking in the first leg and were hugely lucky to come away with a goalless draw (http://i.imgur.com/WXK2S.jpg). This was clearly going to be a lot more difficult than I thought, but equally I knew that the most difficult part (the away leg) was behind us.

So, all we needed to do in the second leg was win the match, but as usual we didn’t want to take the easy route. We dominated the early stages, only to miss a penalty. Then, when we finally took the lead, we allowed them to peg us back just before halftime. At one goal a piece we would head out on away goals for the second year in a row. Thankfully, Petur Jacobsen (YP133) managed to nod us in front and into an aggregate lead, but there was still plenty of time remaining. However, try as they might they couldn’t even get the ball off us and we held on to record a famous victory (http://i.imgur.com/nyPEz.jpg).

That fabulous result guarantees us Europa League group stage football at least and all the cash that comes with it. Firstly though, we will have a playoff match against Greek champions Olympiakos to see if we can remain in the Champions League. It will certainly be tough, but we are playing well, so why not??


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Win it
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience


Finances (http://i.imgur.com/CcuxJ.jpg)

I’d say our current financial state is comfortable and that is before we have even received any European prize money. Last time around that was in the region of £2m, so assuming we get that again, I will try to convince the board to invest it in our training ground again, or even go full-time.

Season tickets sales were… *drumroll*… 28. Anyone else beginning to wonder if that is bugged? :D


Squad (http://i.imgur.com/FZfyV.jpg)

I need to trim the squad a little bit because its size is sneaking up again. Quite a few guys are out of contract at the end of the season so I expect a bit of a clearout then.

The goalkeeping position remains by far our weakest. Martin Jacobsen (YP140) (http://i.imgur.com/kNrDK.jpg) is our latest incumbent, but he doesn’t fill me with confidence. We used to have a bit of a problem at fullback, but Eydun Rasmussen (YP123) (http://i.imgur.com/MB50c.jpg) has been retrained as a good leftback with Heini Joensen (YP152) (http://i.imgur.com/l8evq.jpg) progressing well at rightback.

As for other positions, I’ve probably gone into them enough in the past but might cover them in some more detail next season. If there is anyone you think I haven’t shown you enough of then let me know.

deltablue
19-12-2011, 20:10
Onwards and upward you go.

iHeadHunta x
19-12-2011, 20:11
Had another super season :D

Scribe
19-12-2011, 21:11
Cheers guys!




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FC Hoyvik
European Update 2024/25

As I said, we were to face Greek champions Olympiacos in the playoff to qualify for the Champions League group stage. As I’m fairly tired of pointing out, all of these teams that we face have players of a much higher standard than we do. In Olympiacos’s case striker Marko Mikic (http://i.imgur.com/YbzJW.jpg) was sure to cause us problems, whilst our attack would have to break down a defence containing guys like Jean-Pierre Flament (http://i.imgur.com/kWnsT.jpg).

We were at home in the first leg and were fairly well outplayed in the first half, coming in a goal down at the break. We were thrown a lifeline three minutes into the second half when they were reduced to 10 men. We soon equalised, but I knew that a draw wouldn’t be enough – we needed to take a win to Greece to have any chance. I decided to go for it and we were rewarded with another goal to go 2-1 up. Sensing blood, we continued to attack, but it backfired and with not long left, Olympiacos equalised from the penalty spot. Just when I thought the gameble hadn’t paid off we struck in the last minute of stoppage time to record another great win (http://i.imgur.com/aTlJ4.jpg).

The second leg was always going to be a much more difficult affair, but by winning the first leg we gave ourselves an outside chance of pulling off a huge shock. Unfortunately, the class of the Greeks shone through in the end, beating us by three goals to nil (http://i.imgur.com/jJzb8.jpg). The early goal killed us really. We tried to get back into the game but left ourselves open at the back.

That result meant that we are back into the Europa League group stages for the second time in our history. I’m excited at the prospect and this season we will face three very tough opponents; Trabzonspor, St Etienne and Werder Bremen (http://i.imgur.com/hYxOs.jpg). The Germans are the strongest, but realistically we may struggle to avoid six defeats.

This European campaign has boosted our coffers to just over £4m; an unthinkable amount for a Faroese side. It might not last long however, as the board have planned to spend most of it on improving our training ground (http://i.imgur.com/r2e5b.jpg). Unfortunately, I’m fairly certain we won’t be able to afford it by the end of the season, but I’m glad they share my ambitions for the club.

Nobby_McDonald
19-12-2011, 23:58
Making great progress and well done on giving Olympiakos a fight.

Scribe
20-12-2011, 11:52
Making great progress and well done on giving Olympiakos a fight.

Thanks. If you think that was good, then read on ;)

Scribe
20-12-2011, 11:53
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FC Hoyvik
Mid-Season 2024/25


I’m really not sure where to start this update, so I’m going begin with the bad news: our star striker Petur Jacobsen (YP133) is starting to make noises about wanting to join a bigger club. I’ve managed to persuade him otherwise for the time being (http://i.imgur.com/IJsV2.jpg), but I’m not sure we will be able to keep a hold of him for all that long. His contract only has 18 months to run and he isn’t really interested in signing an extension. I’ll have a big decision to make about him come summertime; do we cash in on him or keep him for another season?

With the bad news out of the way, I’ll now tell you about our Europa League campaign so far. On the one and only other occasion that we qualified for the group stages we managed one win and one draw, and this time I thought we had a tougher group so would gladly take that again. Our home form has been good in Europe, even against stiffer opposition, so I felt it was an achievable goal.

We started out with a tough away game against St Etienne where we fell to a narrow defeat (http://i.imgur.com/K4CJ8.jpg). I thought that was a reasonable sign that we wouldn’t be disgraced in the competition, and when Trabzonspor visited us I felt this might be a game we could get something out of. We were tremendous as we claimed a fine victory (http://i.imgur.com/PL8gs.jpg).

Our next match was a much tougher prospect; away to Werder Bremen. We battled away fantastically, but with just 11 minutes remaining the Germans broke the deadlock to break our hearts. Or at least that was what I thought until Petur Jacobsen (YP133) popped up in the very last minute to snatch a vital point (http://i.imgur.com/LjjF8.jpg).

The next game was the second part of the double-header against Bremen, but this time we were at home. I was sure they would be determined to make amends and dish out the tanking that they really should have given us in the first match. However, we took the lead early on. They pegged us back just after half time, and then their defender Rodriguez scored with just 6 minutes left. Fortunately for us, it was a goal that he scored into his own net and we were victorious (http://i.imgur.com/19OZs.jpg)!

It’s been four amazing games and with just two left remaining in the group we have given ourselves a chance at the unthinkable. Here is how the table looks (http://i.imgur.com/pcCPp.jpg).



Results (http://i.imgur.com/trL3z.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/QQ9A2.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/CxMPG.jpg)

The excitement of Europe has impacted slightly on our domestic campaign. Whilst we are sitting top, we haven’t been anyway near as potent a force this season. Teams are a lot more defensive against us now and we have struggled to break them down at times. I still expect us to win the league though.

We were very lucky to retain the Super Cup this season (http://i.imgur.com/kk8NS.jpg). Jacobsen was the hero again; even going in goals for the last five minutes after our goalkeeper was red carded! He has really shown his worth (http://i.imgur.com/MJNBd.jpg) over the first part of the season, particularly in Europe where he struggled so much last season.

City2000
20-12-2011, 11:58
Fantastic stuff so far in Europe, put up a great fight in the CL qualifiers and now looking great in the Europa. Hopefully you can see the job through and get out of the group.

DazRTaylor
20-12-2011, 12:16
Fingers crossed for you mate :thup:

Scribe
20-12-2011, 12:24
We didn't even turn up in our next game :(

http://i.imgur.com/nAx77.jpg

We still have a chance though:

http://i.imgur.com/HO5Nf.jpg

If St Etienne can beat Werder (in France) I think we'll be through even if Trabzonspor beat us :o

City2000
20-12-2011, 12:28
Massive game coming up, good luck!

DazRTaylor
20-12-2011, 12:45
Go for it!!! :thup:

duffy89
20-12-2011, 14:16
Good luck mate!

Scribe
20-12-2011, 15:09
Many thanks people :)





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FC Hoyvik
Youth Intake Day 2024/25


Before we get to the youth intake part of this update, I need to update you on our final Europa League group game.

The requirement was clear; in order to qualify to the knockout stage we just needed to match Werder Bremen’s result against St Etienne. We travelled to Trabzonspor with some trepidation; which Hoyvik would turn up? The one that beat Werder Bremen or the one that capitulated to St Etienne?

We started superbly and Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) put us into a 7th minute lead. The Turks unfortunately equalised just before halftime, but with the game in France still goalless we were enroute to the knockout stages. It wasn’t to last though. Soon into the second half we went 2-1 down as news filtered through that Werder were 2-0 up; we needed a miracle. With 12 minutes left Petur Jacobsen (YP133) set up a grandstand finish with an equaliser, but we still needed one more goal.

We went for it, battering down on the Trabzonspor goal. The home side simply couldn’t live with us and with 92 minutes on the clock the ball hit the back of the net… but it was in our net. They’d hit us on the break and broken our hearts. Final score Trabzonspor 3-2 Hoyvik (http://i.imgur.com/43hEJ.jpg).

Our prayers weren’t answered in France either as Werder Bremen we victorious by two goals to one. That left us in third place in the group (http://i.imgur.com/6MiOW.jpg) and, despite a valiant effort, Europe was over for another season.



Bearing in mind our performances in Europe this year I really hoped we could get a good goalkeeper in our youth intake. I think that could be the missing piece of the jigsaw. The only other position we might need would be a striker so that I could let Petur Jacobsen (YP133) leave the club in the summer and hopefully get some money for him.



http://i.imgur.com/D1rRt.jpg

This is probably our best intake to date and exactly what we needed; a goalkeeper AND a striker!

I will start with the striker, because my assistant thinks that Mortan Clementsen (YP162) (http://i.imgur.com/mycn2.jpg) has the most potential from this intake. He is actually very similar looking to Petur Jacobsen (YP133) when he first appeared on the scene, so I have high hopes for him.

The goalkeeper is what we’ve needed for some time though. Arni Hansen (YP163) (http://i.imgur.com/I04iz.jpg) is the man to answer our prayers. He obviously has some way to go before he reaches his peak, but I think the potential is there.

Finally, Jan Haraldsen (YP164) (http://i.imgur.com/Ftt5o.jpg) looks like a decent player and should add depth to the AMC position; something we need because Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) recently broke his leg and is out for 5 months.

All-in-all, I couldn’t be happier with what we’ve got.

I’ve one last piece of interesting news to share. In the last Faroe Islands friendly match, the entire starting eleven (http://i.imgur.com/Ca79X.jpg) came from our youth system; a great achievement. The club really is on the up-and-up.

City2000
20-12-2011, 15:16
Bad luck on not getting through, you certainly put up a valiant effort.

Great news about the new youth Keeper and striker. Hopefully they will turn out to be key players in the years to come.

Nice achievement with the National team, have you ever thought about becoming their manager at some point in the future?

Scribe
20-12-2011, 15:30
Yeah, but they don't want me! I apply every time someone gets sacked, but never have any joy.

duffy89
20-12-2011, 15:32
So unlucky in Europe Scribe, shame St. Etienne couldn't do you a favour! Clemensten looks like a great striker!

Think City2000 has a good point, have you thought of taking on the national job (it would basically just be more games managing Hoyvik)? A god run could really see you shoot up the coefficients and european qualification places :thup:

EDIT: You posted while I was typing, sorry!

Scribe
20-12-2011, 15:43
My reputation has now reached continental, so I might have a chance at it next time around.

Scribe
20-12-2011, 17:19
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FC Hoyvik
Post-Season 2024/25


Domestic Results (http://i.imgur.com/L80p0.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/xikVH.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/PrOGm.jpg) – European Results (http://i.imgur.com/fNiL7.jpg)

This season has easily been our best to date under my management. We were fantastic in Europe and were so unfortunate not to reach the knockout stages of the Europa League.

Having said that, it was not without its shakey moments domestically. We certainly weren’t as potent an attacking force and we showed some hitherto unseen weaknesses that were exploited by other sides. For instance, our lucky Super Cup win (that I told you about in my mid-season review) was followed by a rather lucky Cup final victory (http://i.imgur.com/DJNC9.jpg) where we needed extra time to come out on top.

We also dropped more points in the league than we have in recent seasons. You’ll see from the final league table that it looks a lot like the Faroes now have an extra European spot, but that may be for Fair Play (I must have missed the news item about it).


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it Achieved
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered Achieved
Faroese Super Cup: Win it Achieved
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience Achieved
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience Surpassed


Key Players

Top Scorer: Petur Jacobsen (YP133) (http://i.imgur.com/en5fv.jpg) – the big striker hit 33 goals in what looks like his last season for the club. He won’t renew his contract and I don’t want to lose him for nothing so I’ll move him on in the summer. I might wait until after the Champions League qualifiers though.
Most Assists: Eydun Lakjuni (YP122) (http://i.imgur.com/jFoJb.jpg) – another good season from Lakjuni.
Manager’s Player of the Year: Petur Jacobsen (YP133) (http://i.imgur.com/en5fv.jpg) – It has to go to Jacobsen; he hits so many vital goals, especially in Europe. I’ll be sorry to see him leave.
Most Improved Player of the Year: Heini Joensen (YP152) (http://i.imgur.com/oulli.jpg) – the rightback is a much valued part of a now-solid defence.
Fans’ Player of the Year: Petur Jacobsen (YP133) (http://i.imgur.com/en5fv.jpg)


Next Season

Our goal has to be qualification for the Champions League group stages; it’s time to step up I think. We showed this season that we can match the medium sized clubs now, so I’ll be disappointed not to be at least in the Europa League again next year.

Having said that, with Jacobsen likely to move on it’s going to be extra difficult. Our new striker Mortan Clementsen (YP162) was given a bit of a chance towards the end of the season but only scored one goal in five appearances and has big boots to fill. Perhaps I should keep Jacobsen for a full season; maybe he is worth more in staying another season than the transfer fee we’d get for him? I’d be interested to hear people’s thoughts on that.

One thing that will definitely help is the news that we could afford our planned training ground improvement (http://i.imgur.com/SLtLK.jpg). There isn’t a lot left in the bank now though, so it makes European success all the more important.

Scribe
20-12-2011, 17:34
http://i.imgur.com/lmgbz.gif (http://imgur.com/lmgbz)


Faroe Watch 2025/26

National team World Ranking: 192nd - Up 2 places
UEFA coefficient: 32nd place – Up 12 places
UEFA qualification places: 1 Champions League, 3 Europa League - no change
League Rankings: Vodafonedeildin 165th - Up 14 places (1.5 stars – Up half a star)
Biggest club: HB (1 star) - no change
Hoyvik reputation: 1 star - no change
Hoyvik European ranking: 144th – Up 73 places
Hoyvik club value: £1.0m – Down £600k
Hoyvik title odds: 4/6 – no change



There were a few big gains this season, most notably the UEFA coefficient and our European ranking, but also the fact that the league reputation went up half a star. Things are progressing nicely for club and country. The national team is still rubbish though!

deltablue
20-12-2011, 18:59
My reputation has now reached continental, so I might have a chance at it next time around.

Definitely sounds like a good thing to do eventually.

Scribe
20-12-2011, 19:28
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Pre-Season 2025/26

Champions League

This season’s second qualifying round opponents were Irish side Bohemians. They are a side that we’d beaten a few seasons ago and I had no doubts that we could do so again. However, we found it tough going in the first leg and only managed a 2-1 win at home (http://i.imgur.com/gtyW8.jpg). That scoreline is a bit of a narrow one to take to an away leg, so I was a little worried about the outcome, but thankfully we just managed enough to see us through (http://i.imgur.com/THlew.jpg).

I knew we needed to improve vastly for the third qualifying round, even though this year we were seeded and were given a decent draw against MSK Zilina of Slovakia (another team we’ve beaten in the past). However, we started sloppily once again in the first leg and were soon a goal down. Thankfully, we completely turned it around and ended up winning by a comfortable margin (http://i.imgur.com/wLGE7.jpg) despite the game itself being an even one. That left he second leg as a bit of a formality and we coasted through on the back of a 2-1 win (http://i.imgur.com/4yarT.jpg).

The Champions playoff match has put us up against Dinamo; a team we beat a stage earlier last season. If there was ever a chance to make the Champions League group stages, then this is it!


Board Expectations

Vodafonedeildin: Win it
Løgmanssteypið (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Win it
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience


Finances (http://i.imgur.com/BUixY.jpg)

Our finances have slipped a lot because of the recent incestment in our training ground. We are now guaranteed a European group stage of some description though, so I’m not at all worried.

Season tickets sales: 28. Hmph.


Squad (http://i.imgur.com/gOeBK.jpg)

Perhaps the most notable change to the squad is the release of goalkeeper Johannes Lakjuni (YP116) (http://i.imgur.com/XHVtR.jpg), who made 120 appearances for the club and is even the current Faroe Islands first choice goalkeeper. He barely got any matchtime over the past two seasons and with the emergence of Arni Hansen (YP163) (http://i.imgur.com/gJrU3.jpg) I didn’t think it was worth giving him a new deal. Lakjuni may well be the superior keeper at this stage, but we are a club geared to the future and I feel compelled to give youth a chance where possible.

A second thing I’d like to point out at this time is the sad decline of Bjarki Djuhuus (YP97) (http://i.imgur.com/x6pz9.jpg). I mentioned in passing that late last season he broke his leg. Unfortunately, and as you can see from his screenshot, he is now a shadow of the player he once was. I hope he can get back to the level he was at before, but I’m not sure he’ll ever be the same player again. That said, he has done ok in our European games so far this season, so there is hope yet.



** ADVICE REQUIRED **

Ok guys, I have a conundrum and could do with your help.

As I’ve said, Petur Jacobsen (YP133 (http://i.imgur.com/O16OJ.jpg) wants to leave the club and is out of contract at the end of the season. The question is; do I try to sell him now, or let him leave for nothing at the end of the season?

As you can see, he has been a consistent goalscorer throughout his career (http://i.imgur.com/h9jXp.jpg) and is obviously a key player. His only replacement would be young Mortan Clementsen (YP162) (http://i.imgur.com/z1VI9.jpg).


Reasons for keeping him

Almost guarantees goals
Increased chance of winning European group games
Might not get that much money for him
Backlash from fans and other players
Clementsen might not be ready yet



Reasons for selling him

Might get a decent amount of cash for him
He is unhappy and it could have an adverse impact (I’ve promised to sell him at the end of the season)
It will stifle Clementsen’s development if he stays (i.e. less game time for him)
It just feels wrong to see a good player leave for free


So, what do you think - keep him or sell him?

~RosT~
20-12-2011, 19:28
Scribe, reading your stories, I have a lot of fun.
Keep up the good work!

~RosT~
20-12-2011, 19:53
I would sell him because
It just feels wrong to see a good player leave for free
But if you reach CL group stage then I think better to keep him. You will get more money from wins in CL (because of his goals may be) than if you sold him.

DazRTaylor
20-12-2011, 20:01
A real tough one.

Keep him and lose him for free and thus risk any further investment into your infrastructure for a while.

Or sell him and get the infrastructure but limit your chance of European success for a few years.

I say sell him.

Scribe
20-12-2011, 20:58
So one says keep and the other says sell? Thanks a lot! :p
Anyway, this post may sway you...




http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
European Update 2025/26

For the first time ever I was actually confident going into the playoff for the Champions League group stage. We’d beaten our opponents Dinamo last season and I saw no reason why we couldn’t do it again.

We were at home for the first leg and were the better team throughout. We were rewarded with a 1-0 lead to take to Zagreb (http://i.imgur.com/0gs11.jpg) for the second leg.

The last time we were in Croatia, Dinamo completely outplayed us, but we still managed a 0-0 draw. This time, it looked like they wanted revenge. They flew out of the blocks, creating chance after chance and were soon rewarded for their efforts when they took an 18th minute lead. Things looked pretty bleak for us at that point, but then the turning point came. With just 28 minutes on the clock the hosts were reduced to ten men. That gave us a chance to finally get a foothold in the game and we were soon level on the night and one up on aggregate, with that crucial away goal.

Like I’ve said before though, we just don’t like to make things easy on ourselves. As if conceding a penalty wasn't enough (they missed it anyway), we then decided to have one of our own men sent off. Thankfully we held our own after that and when they did finally score it was in the 90th minute and we were as good as through. Just to rub salt in their wounds we went right back up the other end to equalise and ensure our place in the Champions League group stage was confirmed (http://i.imgur.com/FjJeR.jpg).

I must say I’m delighted with our progress and to reach the Champions League groups is just fantastic. Even if we get horsed every game I couldn’t care less!

If I thought the windfall from the Europa League was big, then I was delighted when this piece of news came in: £6.17m (http://i.imgur.com/4vKrE.jpg)!! Surely enough for us to go fulltime…? And what now for the future of a certain Mr Jacobsen (YP133)? Any money we would get from selling him is dwarfed by this income; is it worthwhile getting rid of him?

So finally, what of the draw? Who did we get in the group stage? I think I might tease you with this screenshot first: Which group do we want to be in?? (http://i.imgur.com/zxaX1.jpg)

Goldyrulz
20-12-2011, 21:17
Just read through this thread, it is superb mate :applause:

As for the groups, you probably would have most wanted B, but you probably got either C or G.

Nobby_McDonald
20-12-2011, 21:38
Europe getting greater by the season.

Scribe
20-12-2011, 21:49
Thanks guys. Here's our group:

http://i.imgur.com/mcRig.jpg

And here are our odds of winning the tournament :D

http://i.imgur.com/dhD4r.jpg

deltablue
20-12-2011, 22:10
Worth a punt that.

AK22
21-12-2011, 17:06
50p each way :D

TIR669
21-12-2011, 17:57
WOW.

You just game me lots of inspiration, mate. Amazing career, fantastic style of writing presenting every youth intake, all domestic and European games, players... Simply put, fantastic!

I read it all, thanks for this. Some of the interesting points I found: the season tickets holders number is really hard to guess (I reckon about 28 next season...), well done on upgrading training and other facilities (what's your stadium avg.att./capacity now), well done on Europa League and CL group stage games... How about a finances screenshot? About 10 million in black probably? Great idea on the achievements part, luckily that crash dump went well also.

Looking forward to your next update, keep up the AMAZING work on Faroe Islands mate. :)

P.S. Keep Jacobsen. Maybe he changes his mind after you pass the CL group stage. You will, won't you? :D

Scribe
21-12-2011, 20:16
WOW.

You just game me lots of inspiration, mate. Amazing career, fantastic style of writing presenting every youth intake, all domestic and European games, players... Simply put, fantastic!

I read it all, thanks for this. Some of the interesting points I found: the season tickets holders number is really hard to guess (I reckon about 28 next season...), well done on upgrading training and other facilities (what's your stadium avg.att./capacity now), well done on Europa League and CL group stage games... How about a finances screenshot? About 10 million in black probably? Great idea on the achievements part, luckily that crash dump went well also.

Looking forward to your next update, keep up the AMAZING work on Faroe Islands mate. :)

P.S. Keep Jacobsen. Maybe he changes his mind after you pass the CL group stage. You will, won't you? :D

Thanks for the very kind words. I'll stick some extra screenshots in my next update to answer your questions :)

Scribe
22-12-2011, 20:43
http://i.imgur.com/0hQia.png (http://imgur.com/0hQia)

FC Hoyvik
Mid-Season 2025/26


Our Champions League group of Sporting, Sevilla and Roma was a tough prospect and anything we’d win points-wise would be a bonus. I’d targeted the home game against Sporting as our best chance to pick something up and by chance this fell as the first match in the group. With that in mind, it was either a chance to get off to a great start, or alternatively a way to set a bad tone for the rest of the campaign. Rather unfortunately, the latter proved to be the case.

The game itself remind me a lot of the St Etienne match that we played towards the end of last season’s Europa League campaign (where we lost 3-0). We were disappointing and never really threatened them in a 3-1 defeat (http://i.imgur.com/jeTqS.jpg). Perhaps I’d been a bit too optimistic in aiming to even get a single point from the group.

Our next match against Sevilla confirmed my fears slightly as we fell to a 3-0 defeat (http://i.imgur.com/YNJfJ.jpg) that could have been a whole lot worse. That was followed by back-to-back losses to Roma of 4-0 (http://i.imgur.com/Svjr3.jpg) and 5-2 (http://i.imgur.com/Bnaw2.jpg).

It has been quite an experience so far, but not a particularly enjoyable one. Perhaps I should be pleased that our defeats have ranged between two and four goals rather than sixes and sevens (or worse). Or maybe that we’ve managed to score three goals, but I had hoped that we might threaten to give one of the other teams a fright in at least one game; that simply hasn’t happened.

We have two games left to try to win a point, but the table (http://i.imgur.com/luRbu.jpg) shows that we are somewhat behind the other teams in the group.


Results (http://i.imgur.com/kYlXn.jpg) - League Table (http://i.imgur.com/1WUwe.jpg) – League Graph (http://i.imgur.com/YpBRU.jpg)

Despite the losses in Europe, we are having an excellent run of domestic results. We don’t seem to have a challenger for the title this season and with other clubs beating each other, we would appear to have one hand on the league trophy already. Furthermore, for once we even won the Super Cup in some style (http://i.imgur.com/uBkdc.jpg).

We obviously haven’t received any more prize money from the Champions League, so our finances (http://i.imgur.com/tQWN7.jpg) remain about the £6.5m mark. That is plenty for a club of our size and once our training ground improvements (http://i.imgur.com/aLyy5.jpg) were completed, I persuaded the board to upgrade again almost immediately. (http://i.imgur.com/wEpFS.jpg) The last level of investment took us up to average facilites (http://i.imgur.com/sV7P7.jpg) so we are well on the road to making the most of the talent that comes out of our youth system.

Despite our good financial state, I finally made the decision to sell Petur Jacobsen (YP133) (http://i.imgur.com/4MlrY.jpg). He has done well again this season, but Mortan Clementsen (YP162) (http://i.imgur.com/9Seah.jpg) has done enough to persuade me that he is capable of replacing Jacobsen.

There was no way I would sell Jacobsen on the cheap though, so I offered him out at £5m + 50% of any profit made on him. Just one team was interested in taking him; Malmo FF of Sweden, who were prepared to pay £3.8m + the sell on clause (http://i.imgur.com/Ecniz.jpg). To receive a bid of that magnitude was a no-brainer really; the player has 8 months left on his contract, we only have two Champions League matches left and the league is going well. All that added up to the player leaving the club. He has been a great servant and leaves with our best wishes (http://i.imgur.com/k0WQ0.jpg).

One final thing before I go: TIR669 asked about my average attendances over the years. As you can see, they have progressed really well over the years. (http://i.imgur.com/dduCY.jpg) It definitely makes me think the 28 season tickets sold every season is a bug. :D


Oh, and I forgot to update this achievement last time:

Achievements Completed

Qualify for Champions League group stage Achieved 2025/26

deltablue
22-12-2011, 20:56
Not cool against Roma.

Nobby_McDonald
22-12-2011, 23:11
The group stage is a learning curve this season.

TIR669
23-12-2011, 10:52
£3.8m for Jacobsen!? He just upgraded your facilities one more time. :)

DazRTaylor
23-12-2011, 11:05
That shows just how far you have come. £3.8m!!!!! When you joined you couldn't get £3.80 for any of your players :D

HotChocolate
23-12-2011, 13:51
Wow, you've come a long way since I last read!! :D

Amazing progress! Good luck in the Champions League!