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roberto922
08-08-2008, 11:21
Well done :thup:

weeeman27bob
08-08-2008, 15:14
Weeeman27bob vs Adam C

Get your free dose of Polio!

Romanian First League

Don't worry I don't mean the disease, take over Poli 1921 and take them to the top, they're predicted 5th so you can be pretty happy with yourself if you can manage 1st place but you can also hit yourself over the head with a salmon if you get relegated.

Scoring System:

Win the First League: 100 Points
Second: 80 Points
Third: 70 Points
Fourth: 50 Points
Fifth: 25 Points
Lower: 0 Points

Win the Romanian Cup: 50 Points
Final: 40 Points
Semi Finals: 25 Points
Quarter Finals: 15 Points
Lower: 0 Points

Bonus Points:

Win the league by more than 5 points: 10 Points
Have a league goal difference of +40 or more: 15 Points
Concede less than 40 Goals in a league season: 5 Points
Achieve a bank balance of over 10,000,000: 10 Points
Maintain a wage budget of under 45,000 p/w: 10 Points
Win the league without signing any new players: 30 Points


Right then my results

League

http://thumbnails9.imagebam.com/1081/e21d8b10804871.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/e21d8b10804871) - 120 points ( 100 for league, 15 for GD, 5 for GC)

Cup

http://thumbnails3.imagebam.com/1081/3a6d0610805096.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/3a6d0610805096) - 15 points

Other

http://thumbnails3.imagebam.com/1081/641ee310805097.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/641ee310805097) - 30 points for winning the league with no players signed

http://thumbnails3.imagebam.com/1081/db2c5a10805098.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/db2c5a10805098) - 10 points for achieving the bank balance.


So 175 points in total?

roberto922
08-08-2008, 15:15
Well done :thup:

rancer890
08-08-2008, 16:15
Wisla Krakow

Game 6 vs Lech

A 0-0 draw.

Glass half empty


haven't scored a goal in 2 games
Piotr Cwielong out 3-4 weeks

Glass half full


now 7th in the league

Next match: at Zaglebie Lubin (League match)

Polish First Division: 7th (4pts behind 1st place Gornik Zabrze)
Polish Cup: at 2nd Division team Stal St. Wola

rancer890
08-08-2008, 16:35
Wisla Krakow

Game 7 at Zaglebie Lubin

Another loss. 2-1.

Glass half empty


haven't won in 4 games
dropping down the standings:(

Glass half full


we scored a goal at least...

Next match: Game 8 vs Legia

Polish First Division: 9th (9pts behind 1st place Belchatow)
Polish League Cup: Group C with Legia, Widzew, and Zaglebie Sosnowiec
Polish FA Cup: 2nd Round at Stal St. Wola

Adam C
08-08-2008, 17:25
Just finished the season off. About to post with screenies of course how I did.

Adam C
08-08-2008, 17:37
Weeeman27bob vs Adam C

Get your free dose of Polio!

Romanian First League

Don't worry I don't mean the disease, take over Poli 1921 and take them to the top, they're predicted 5th so you can be pretty happy with yourself if you can manage 1st place but you can also hit yourself over the head with a salmon if you get relegated.

Scoring System:

Win the First League: 100 Points - http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg255/siradamc/League.jpg
Second: nope
Third: nope
Fourth: nope
Fifth: nope
Lower: nope

Win the Romanian Cup: nope
Final: nope
Semi Finals: nope
Quarter Finals: 15 Points - http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg255/siradamc/QuarterFinal.jpg
Lower: nope

Bonus Points:

Win the league by more than 5 points: nope Won by five points only... so close....
Have a league goal difference of +40 or more: 15 Points - http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg255/siradamc/League.jpg
Concede less than 40 Goals in a league season: 5 Points - http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg255/siradamc/League.jpg Only 19 hehe.
Achieve a bank balance of over 10,000,000: 10 Points - http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg255/siradamc/Finances.jpg
Maintain a wage budget of under 45,000 p/w: 10 Points - http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg255/siradamc/Salary.jpg
Win the league without signing any new players: 30 Points - http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg255/siradamc/transfers.jpg


So close to having all possible bonus point.. Just one point away from it...

So in my calculations that makes my total points this round 185.

spartans5
08-08-2008, 17:46
Will start my challenge tomorrow and finish it by sunday, just very busy this week.

roberto922
08-08-2008, 17:53
Ok Spartans5, Well done Adam you beat Weeeman.

weeeman27bob
08-08-2008, 17:58
That makes my stats

Played Won Drawn Lost
3 - - - 0 - - 0 - - - 3

roberto922
08-08-2008, 18:01
Ouch :( lol, oh well there's always next time weeeman ;)

Adam C
08-08-2008, 18:56
Unlucky weeman, I won by 10 points. I got those 10 points just from spending a lot of time getting rid of 5,000 worth of wage and that alone won me it.
So i didn't really win by skill, we evened in league and cup, but I won by the fact I spent ages trying to sell enough players to get the wage budget needed. lol.

weeeman27bob
08-08-2008, 19:17
Unlucky weeman, I won by 10 points. I got those 10 points just from spending a lot of time getting rid of 5,000 worth of wage and that alone won me it.
So i didn't really win by skill, we evened in league and cup, but I won by the fact I spent ages trying to sell enough players to get the wage budget needed. lol.

I'm not hugely bothered. I should have tried to do that too

roberto922
09-08-2008, 19:14
Results have to be handed in by 6pm Sunday 10th July (tomorrow) as soon as the results have come in and I've worked out who is through to the next round I will put the new quarter - final challenges up.

rancer890
09-08-2008, 21:54
Um, roberto, we're in August not July:D

On a more serious note, I don't think I can complete the Polish Challenge (been busy all week). Can I still go onto the quarter-finals through the amount of points I got?

roberto922
09-08-2008, 22:39
Depends on how everyone else does, it'll take ages to go up pages if you get knocked out :D

Bealesy
10-08-2008, 10:39
Results have to be handed in by 6pm Sunday 10th July (tomorrow) as soon as the results have come in and I've worked out who is through to the next round I will put the new quarter - final challenges up.


Lovely job can't wait. Bring it on........well that is if I have qualified.

wakko jakko
10-08-2008, 10:59
Hi, Final Update on my Brann challenge:

Win the League: http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk374/Jakk0/titlewin.jpg

Win the Norweigan Cup: http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk374/Jakk0/Win.jpg

Failed to win the Euro cup: http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk374/Jakk0/Eurocupexit.jpg

Not sure if there are any bonuses up for grabs but I did get 2 of the 3 goals of the season as well as GKP, Defender, Midfielder and runner up Striker of the year: http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk374/Jakk0/Roundup.jpg

Unfortunately I will probably not be able to finish my other challenge in time so the points from this probably won't be enough to make any difference but I thought I would post my results anyway. Thanks for the challenege and hope there will be a similar repeat asap. Cheers.

Dale0718
10-08-2008, 13:28
I'm in the same boat as Rancer, i can't complete my challenge as i have been busy all week with getting stuff for holiday and packing. Tbh i don't even think i can make it into the quarter finals :(
sorry :(

glennuk
10-08-2008, 13:40
Should be finished by 6pm easy. Maybe 2-3 hours til im done.

glennuk
10-08-2008, 14:08
Qualified top of my group winning all but one game, which was a draw. Screenshot now being uploaded.

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/3831/qualifyingsd9.th.jpg (http://img205.imageshack.us/my.php?image=qualifyingsd9.jpg)

Thought i would post here instead of add another post so heres Group A
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/5672/groupaas1.th.jpg (http://img528.imageshack.us/my.php?image=groupaas1.jpg)
I got Czech Republic in the second round who i narrowly beat 3-2 in a friendly before the torunament started.

glennuk
10-08-2008, 15:59
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/2426/czechwalkoverws6.th.jpg (http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=czechwalkoverws6.jpg)

Beat Czechs in the second round 2-1

Got holland in the next round and this is how it went

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/7079/hollandmatchno8.th.jpg (http://img49.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hollandmatchno8.jpg)

glennuk
10-08-2008, 16:13
I Have drawn spain in the semi finals, and the other semi is Argentina Vs Portugal

Argentina just won 2-1 so they will be in the final.

This was my semi final match.

And the better team won.

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/8836/semiwi5.th.jpg (http://img257.imageshack.us/my.php?image=semiwi5.jpg)

Looks like i may lose this one.

50 Points for me!

roberto922
10-08-2008, 20:29
Right then I'm in a good mood so I'm going to set the deadline to Midnight tomorrow. Scoreboard so far:

Group A

Mistryman - Man U King
Wakko Jakko - Apchivers

Group B
Weeeman27bob 175 - 185 Adam C
Glennuk 50 - Mikeytwigge

Group C
Ssestig - 50 Bealesy
Rancer890 - Mikel LUFC

Group D
Spartans5 - Dale0718
Smithers08 - Roberto922

mikeytwigge
11-08-2008, 10:46
i posted my results ages ago mate remember because i went on holiday got knocked out in the final

wakko jakko
11-08-2008, 10:58
First challenge in Group A:

Man U King vs wakko jakko

Welcome to the Liverpool Fanbase!

Norwegian Premier Division.

Rosenborg have had a stranglehold on the Norwegian Premier Division since the early 1990s winning all but 3 of the titles since 1990,
the most recent break from tradition occurring in 2007 by Brann, your task is to continue Branns work and win the title again.

Scoring System:

Win the title: 100 Points- http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk374/Jakk0/titlewin.jpg
Second Place: 50 Points
Lower: 0 Points

Win the Norwegian Cup: 50 Points- http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk374/Jakk0/Win.jpg
Final: 40 points
Semi Final: 20 Points
Lower: 0 Points

Win the EURO Cup: 150 Points
Final: 100 Points
Semi Final: 75 Points
Quarter Finals: 50 Points
1st Knockout Round: 30 Points
Group Stages: 10 Points
0 Points - http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk374/Jakk0/Eurocupexit.jpg

Not sure if there are any bonuses up for grabs but I did get 2 of the 3 goals of the season as well as GKP, Defender, Midfielder and runner up Striker of the year: - http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk374/Jakk0/Roundup.jpg

So that should be 150 points to moi.

glennuk
11-08-2008, 11:24
i posted my results ages ago mate remember because i went on holiday got knocked out in the final

Well then you beat me :) Well done :thup:

mikeytwigge
11-08-2008, 11:43
good game it was very close. I think that means me and adam go through from my group

roberto922
11-08-2008, 12:16
Sorry Mikey I just skimmed through from when I released the challenges.

mikeytwigge
11-08-2008, 13:29
Sorry Mikey I just skimmed through from when I released the challenges.

Thats fine cant wait to see who i come up against in the next round

glennuk
11-08-2008, 13:30
good game it was very close. I think that means me and adam go through from my group

I won two games.
So think i go through, surely two outa three is enough to get through?

mikeytwigge
11-08-2008, 14:09
must be a draw then sorry i thought adam beat you but if he didnt that means all 3 of us won two

spartans5
11-08-2008, 21:51
I was fired by the board at Eindhoven so I guess that I get 0 points for this one

mikeytwigge
11-08-2008, 22:10
less than an hour until deadline

roberto922
12-08-2008, 05:25
Oh balls, I fell asleep and missed the deadline, I've shot myself in the foot as far as qualifications concerned, calculating the table now and the new challenges will follow.

roberto922
12-08-2008, 05:31
I'd like to congratulate myself and the rest of Group D for our amazing results :D:

Group A
Mistryman 0 - 0 Man U King
Wakko Jakko 150 - 0 Apchivers

Group B
Weeeman27bob 175 - 185 Adam C
Glennuk 50 - 75 Mikeytwigge

Group C
Ssestig - 50 Bealesy
Rancer890 0 - 0 Mikel LUFC

Group D
Spartans5 0 - 0 Dale0718
Smithers08 0 - 0 Roberto922

roberto922
12-08-2008, 05:51
We have a few ties :D, I'll explain what is going to happen in those groups in my next post.

Group A

(Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Points)

1. Wakko Jakko 3 - 2 - 1 - 7
2. Man U King 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4
3. Mistryman 3 - 0 - 2 - 1 - 2
4. Apchivers 3 - 0 - 1 - 2 - 1

Group B

(Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Points)

1. Adam C 3 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 6
2. Glenn UK 3 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 6
3. Mikeytwigge 3 - 2 - 1 - 6
4. Weeeman27bob 3 - 0 - 0 - 3 - 0

Group C

(Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Points)

1. Bealesy 3 - 3 - 0 - 0 - 9
2. Rancer890 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4
3. Mikel LUFC 3 - 0 - 2 - 1 - 2
4. Ssestig 3 - 0 - 1 - 2 - 1

Group D

(Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Points)

1. Roberto922 3 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 7
2. Spartans5 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4
3. Dale 0718 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4
4. Smithers08 3 - 0 - 1 - 2 - 1

roberto922
12-08-2008, 05:54
Right then in Group B there is a three way tie, that means that I will release a short challenge that will have to be completed by Friday 12pm, however the sooner the better as it means that I can push on with the quarter finals. The top two from that short challenge will go through.

In Group D Spartans5 and Dale0718 will face each other, the same rules as above apply. The challenges will follow shortly.

roberto922
12-08-2008, 06:04
Spanish Paupers

Adam C vs Glennuk vs Mikeytwigge

Spanish First Division

Simply take over Valencia and get them as high in the league as you can by January 1st. There is no scoring system because you'll go through based on who finishes the highest not who gets the most points. If you all finish 1st then it'll go by the same rules as normal tables (points then goal difference.)

roberto922
12-08-2008, 06:07
Reverse Readings History

Spartans5 vs Dale0718

English Premier Division

Same as above, take Reading as high as you can in the league, same rules as above also.

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 10:05
oh no how can i cope with a challenge like this its my first non international teams one.

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 10:19
selected win the league as my target got 1.4mill transfer and 675 for wage

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 10:21
i have asked for more money and been given an extra 11 mill

roberto922
12-08-2008, 10:22
Good to see that you're getting it done quick, good luck :thup:

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 10:32
im gona need it the squad is terrible and all my targets are turning me down

roberto922
12-08-2008, 10:35
Valencia?? They've got a class squad lol

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 10:40
not in the game. decent strikers but no denfence or midfield. ive shifted all the crap to me second team and now ihave no CM or Lbs

roberto922
12-08-2008, 10:47
David Albelda :confused:

roberto922
12-08-2008, 10:47
and David Silva in midfield

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 10:51
hes a 3 star DM so okay for back up and im playing silver as an AMC

glennuk
12-08-2008, 11:06
Now starting this.

May be able to get this done by tomorrow afternoon

rancer890
12-08-2008, 14:42
Yes! I moved on to the Quarter-finals:D

glennuk
12-08-2008, 14:54
Mike you just load spanish leagues?

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 14:56
yeah i thought it would be quickest if i did small database and just la liga

spartans5
12-08-2008, 17:06
Game 1 Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 1-3

Half Empty
We lost 3-1

Half Full
We scored at the Bridge
Good debut for Steffen Iversen

Next- Bolton at The Madejski Stadium
Premier League- 18th
FA Cup- Not entered
Carling Cup- Not entered

rancer890
12-08-2008, 17:21
Guess my match report format is the norm these days:D

roberto922
12-08-2008, 17:23
Yup, you've started a trend :D

rancer890
12-08-2008, 17:26
The Glass Half Full/Glass Half Empty match report format: The Official Match Report Format of the CSE European Championships:D

glennuk
12-08-2008, 18:27
Im in the middle of making a decision that may win me or lose me this challenge :S

Its a hard one!

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 18:56
whats ir about someone to sign?

glennuk
12-08-2008, 19:17
Ok ill tell you now may as well
Sold silva for 20.5Mil and Van Persie.
I have bought Modric so far and now either buying Van Der Vaart or Maxi Rodriguez

roberto922
12-08-2008, 19:20
Vdv! (10. 10)

glennuk
12-08-2008, 19:26
I duno VDV or Maxi

roberto922
12-08-2008, 19:28
VDV easy lad!

glennuk
12-08-2008, 19:30
Ok but if i lose this challenge i hold you responsible :P

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 20:16
who are you playing at left back glen

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 21:40
season started off well with an 8-2 win over villareal. A 7-1 aggregette win over toulouse meant we were through to the group stages of the champions league. Another goal fest prooves i am not short of fire power up front as we beat racing 5-3, however this confirms my doubts in the defence unfortunately it is too late to do anything about this and i will now have to rely on the newcastle tactic. My first real test was against barcelona. we dominated the game but unfortunately lost 2-1. The goals kept flowing though as we drew 2-2 with olympiaakos in the champ league. As with the barcelona game we dominated our next game against At Madrid but were unfortunate to come out with only a draw. Next up was Betis and we kept our first league clean sheet as we hammered them 3-0. we did not have to wait long for the next one though as a bore 0-0 draw with athletic followed. For the second game running our strikers didnt turn up as we lost 1-0 to CSKA Moscow in the champ league. They got back to form though with a 2-0 win over mallorca. after 7 league games the table looks like this
1 Sevilla 17
2 Athletic 16
3 Barcelona 16
4 Valencia 14

roberto922
12-08-2008, 21:43
I presume you mean 7 games, well done :thup:

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 22:08
The strikers returned to form with a 7-0 win over 9 man Almeria unfortunately silva and zigic will both be out for 3 weeks. A dissapointing draw against inter 1-1 brings me back to reality though as my champions league hopes look to be over. We got back to league action with a 3-1 win over ossasuna and scraped a win 2-1 over Murcia. The headlines claim great support of twigge who has really got valencia's strikers firing with 42 goals in 15 games. The goals keep coming as espanyol fall down to the might 2-0 as Valencia put pressure on the leagues early runners. Unfortunately the champions league brings it usual dissapointment as we fall down 3-1 to inter with a miricle now needed to qualify. Yet again though a dissapointment in the champions league is followed by a great sucsses in the league with a 4-0 win over levante. A 3-1 win over San Sabastian de Los Reyes was not the hammering the fans were hoping for. The current league table
1 Valencia 29
2 Barcelona 28
3 Athletic 27
4 sevilla 25

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 22:09
thats after 12 games and yeah i did mean 7

roberto922
12-08-2008, 22:11
Looking very good now for you :thup:

rancer890
12-08-2008, 22:16
roberto, what group is my quarterfinal opponent in?

roberto922
12-08-2008, 22:24
you're against me :D 1st in group C versus 2nd in group D, 2nd in group C versus 1st in group D, same with group A & B.

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 22:37
A 1-0 defeat to Madrid is extremely disappointing and a huge blow for the hope of the valencia fans of leading the league at the start of january. A 3-3 draw with Olympiakos keeps alive our slim hopes of qualifying. We again return from europe to a win as we beat sevilla 2-1. This is followed up by a 4-1 win over Getafe before another dissapointing result in europe where we draw CSKA Moscow 2-2 and go out of the competition. Yet again we return to a great result as we beatR Valladoid 4-0 and then a 1-0 win over Recreativo. Final league table
1 barcelona 41 +21
2 valencia 41 +36

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 22:41
http://i340.photobucket.com/albums/o354/mikeytwigge/valencia.jpg

mikeytwigge
12-08-2008, 22:42
Think i could be out if the others hold onto villa silva and joaquin

roberto922
12-08-2008, 23:40
Pretty good Mikey, lets see how the other two do

rancer890
12-08-2008, 23:55
OMG. I face the mighty roberto:D. Please, let me be in an MLS or an A-League Challenge so I can win easily:D

spartans5
13-08-2008, 02:06
Well all Reading could manage was 14th (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=readingzv2.jpg)

glennuk
13-08-2008, 07:21
Should finish by this afternoon.

glennuk
13-08-2008, 08:34
Just won my first three matches including a 2-1 victory against Real Madrid.

Also just won 4-1 against Chelsea in the champions league group stages :)

glennuk
13-08-2008, 12:11
Well im top after 11 games, but have Barcelona to play before jan(Who are 2nd) and its an away game.

Im sooo happy i sold silva now, i managed to get van persie Van der vaart and modric, i then had lots of wage budget left and had to choose between farfan and arshavin, (As my board would allow me to adjust the budget) i decided to go for arshavin and am happy with him so far.

Villa is still at the club but is tied 2nd choice striker, with my star striker surprisingly at the minute Zigic.

mikeytwigge
13-08-2008, 12:33
no sign of adam yet. My only hope of going through is if he dosent show

glennuk
13-08-2008, 12:44
Forget what i said about Villa, this guy is a LEGEND!

Zigic got injured and hasn't been able to get back in the team

Villa has 6 goals in last 4 games playing an 8 or 9 every game!

I am now top by 2 points, and 2 wins will get me to 41 points and a guranteed 2nd place.

I have 4 games left and need 7 points to defently go through to the next round!

roberto922
13-08-2008, 12:45
I think you'll struggle to go through now Spartans tbh, you never know though :)

glennuk
13-08-2008, 12:53
Well here it is the big match Barcelona Vs Valencia, if i win i think i will defently win the this round against Mikey and Adam

15 mins in and we are 2-0 up :)

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/6843/15minswi0.th.jpg (http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=15minswi0.jpg)


2-0 at half time

60 mins 2-1 im nervous :S

76 mins Zaccardo is sent off for 2nd yellow

88 mins and barca equalise gio dos santos


Finishes 2-2 not a bad result but poor to slip from a 2-0 lead :(

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/1755/barcamatchwy9.th.jpg (http://img516.imageshack.us/my.php?image=barcamatchwy9.jpg)

I am still top by 2 points, and need 2 wins from 3 games to defently win this challenge

glennuk
13-08-2008, 13:16
Game 16/17
Next big game, away against Zaragoza, if i win this game, i am through to the next round of the CSE championships.

8 Mins - Villa scores - 1-0 Valencia
10 Mins - Villa Scores - 2-0 Valencia


2-0 at half time, van der vaart is slightly injured so hes coming off and modric is on.

61 Mins the sub pays off modric puts through villa for his hatrick!

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/641/wonlq4.th.jpg (http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wonlq4.jpg)

Well mikey for your sake i hope adam doesn't post his results.

roberto922
13-08-2008, 13:20
Well done Glenn :thup: you're gonna have to hope that Adam C doesn't turn up Mikey.

glennuk
13-08-2008, 13:39
Played my last game and only dre 3-3 after john dahl tomasson came off the bench for villerael and scored 2 in 7 minutes to draw them level.

glennuk
13-08-2008, 13:47
Final Table


http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/7717/finaltablebm1.th.jpg (http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=finaltablebm1.jpg)

Transfers

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/6769/transfersvo3.th.jpg (http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=transfersvo3.jpg)

Tactics + Starting line up

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Best players by rating

[URL="http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bestratingsyb8.jpg"] (http://img55.imageshack.us/my.php?image=startinglineupgp3.jpg)

roberto922
13-08-2008, 13:51
Well done on qualifying :thup:

mikeytwigge
13-08-2008, 14:46
you had to post your tactics and starting 11 for adam to see didnt you

roberto922
13-08-2008, 14:51
Lol, best if you delete it for now Glenn

spartans5
13-08-2008, 15:37
Well I got unlucky in having Chelsea twice, and Liverpool and Man Utd on the road. I think 14th with that team is respectable although having signed Arshavin I would have expected a little higher

glennuk
13-08-2008, 16:45
Geez lol adam wont use the same tactic im sure

mikeytwigge
13-08-2008, 17:28
i know i was only saying it as a joke.

wakko jakko
13-08-2008, 20:20
I know its annoyin for you guys but im goin away tomorow for 2 weeks so if theres any way i can still complete my challenge after that i will try but if not you might have to give my spot away although I do really want to stay in the competition and will try to get my challenges done when i get back. Sorry if this delays any of the schedule or watever but i'll be back a fortnight tomorow. See you.

glennuk
13-08-2008, 20:31
i know i was only saying it as a joke.


PMT :P

Well i just got in from football so im happy just won 3-1 and its my longest game since my op :)

roberto922
14-08-2008, 07:22
I'm sorry Wakko but there isn't any way, we're starting the final in 2 weeks, All 3 from group B will go through with Adam replacing you, I'm really sorry about this Jakko but we need to push on after being delayed by the ties, I go away on 15/09 so I need to be done by then.

spartans5
14-08-2008, 15:00
I think I might go through just on the fact that Dale hasn't been here in a while

roberto922
14-08-2008, 15:18
You've still gotta finish the challenge though Spartans or it'll go down as a draw and we'll have to do another short challenge.

spartans5
14-08-2008, 17:56
I thought it was to January 1st?

rancer890
14-08-2008, 18:04
Just curious roberto, but have you figured my quarter-final challenge yet? (Not being pushy but I just want to start soon:D)

roberto922
14-08-2008, 18:07
I've done the challenges but I haven't assigned them yet.

roberto922
14-08-2008, 18:12
It is upto January 1st Spartans5 :confused:

spartans5
14-08-2008, 18:55
Then I have finished the challenge. As of January 1st, 2008, Reading were in 14th in the Premier League, its in post 1330

roberto922
14-08-2008, 19:33
Ah just looking through the posts I get why you were confused, I must have missed your screenies, 20 hours left for Dale to post, you can hope :)

spartans5
14-08-2008, 19:47
its cool, and I will sit in my room and pray

roberto922
14-08-2008, 19:49
Haha :) Quick Q. Did any of you find the last round of challenges a bit repetitive? I was a bit worried because theres only so much I could do with variation for that one.

rancer890
14-08-2008, 19:58
The challenges aren't too repetitive (well the last challenge was straight-forward). A suggestion I would make is maybe create some 'situational' challenges, like the Gone in 20 Seconds Challenge, except make it like a 6 month challenge than a 3 game challenge:)

roberto922
14-08-2008, 20:11
I could use save games? Would there be any objection to using some from a sequence of challenges over on Neoseeker?

jod123
14-08-2008, 20:17
The challenges aren't too repetitive (well the last challenge was straight-forward). A suggestion I would make is maybe create some 'situational' challenges, like the Gone in 20 Seconds Challenge, except make it like a 6 month challenge than a 3 game challenge:)

Sorry to hijack the thread but the 'Gone in 20 Seconds Challenges' are not all 3 game challenges. Only the first one was. There have been 3 since (Kedah, Reading, Bayern Munich) where they are half a season long. There seems to be only 3 of us taking part in them at the moment so it would be great if there were more participants.

Sorry about that roberto922, but I wanted to make that point. Back to the CSE European Championships. :)

rancer890
14-08-2008, 20:23
My apologizes jod:D

I wouldn't mind to help sim some of these out of Europe challenges if you decide to make them some time roberto:D

jod123
14-08-2008, 20:26
My apologizes jod:D

Thank you. I forgive you. :D

roberto922
14-08-2008, 20:26
No problem Jod just don't start advertising everywhere :D

roberto922
14-08-2008, 20:27
I'm not doing save game challenges for the CSE Euros, I might do some for the World Cup on FM 09 though.

roberto922
14-08-2008, 20:28
You can post some save games on gone in 20 though, everyones welcome.

rancer890
14-08-2008, 20:33
Ok roberto, no save games fine by me.

jod123
14-08-2008, 20:33
No problem Jod just don't start advertising everywhere :D

I wasn't advertising. I was just correcting a misunderstanding from rancer890. ;)

rancer890
14-08-2008, 20:44
I wasn't advertising. I was just correcting a misunderstanding from rancer890. ;)

Sorry to hijack the thread but the 'Gone in 20 Seconds Challenges' are not all 3 game challenges. Only the first one was. There have been 3 since (Kedah, Reading, Bayern Munich) where they are half a season long. There seems to be only 3 of us taking part in them at the moment so it would be great if there were more participants.

That's so advertising:D

jod123
14-08-2008, 21:24
Sorry to hijack the thread but the 'Gone in 20 Seconds Challenges' are not all 3 game challenges. Only the first one was. There have been 3 since (Kedah, Reading, Bayern Munich) where they are half a season long. There seems to be only 3 of us taking part in them at the moment so it would be great if there were more participants.

That's so advertising:D

You had to highlight, didn't ya? :D Alright, I have been caught in the act.:o I won't let it happen again. ;)

roberto922
15-08-2008, 06:47
Haha, it happens to the best of us ;) (Guess who's been caught before :D)

glennuk
15-08-2008, 09:54
Any idea when next challenges be up? Today? (Please!!!)

roberto922
15-08-2008, 09:55
6pm today :)

glennuk
15-08-2008, 10:11
Any chance i could have mine slightly early? Just cos im in all day today and am out all day tomorrow and sunday.

roberto922
15-08-2008, 10:12
No sorry, I need all the results in before I can post it all.

Adam C
15-08-2008, 12:03
Just got back roberto, have I lost already? Or can I attempt to rush it? If not it doesn't matter.

roberto922
15-08-2008, 12:44
Nope, Wakko Jakko had to leave it so you've taken his spot

Bealesy
15-08-2008, 12:56
6pm today :)

Yippee can't wait :)

Adam C
15-08-2008, 13:39
Nope, Wakko Jakko had to leave it so you've taken his spot

get in lol, It was all skill :D

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 13:58
does that mean im still in then.

roberto922
15-08-2008, 14:23
yup :thup:

glennuk
15-08-2008, 14:24
My skill with valencia counts for nothing :P LOL Ahh well!

Can't wait till these are put up.

Just finishing my updates for my experiment then going to play FM all night and watch footy all weekend :)

Can't wait for premiership to start again woooo!

roberto922
15-08-2008, 15:13
Testing an image I've got of the net to see if it looks alright:

Purse or Puree Meseurs?

http://ligaindonesia.com/modules/teamprofile/images/41eeb4b505d59.gif

roberto922
15-08-2008, 15:13
It worked :D

roberto922
15-08-2008, 15:18
How does this look out of 10?

Purse or Puree Meseurs?


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2007/2248050366_1d02a4f122.jpg?v=0
Get your suitcases packed as you head out of Europe and into Asia, Indonesia to be accurate. You'll be staying at Jaypura and helping their local team Persipura to a title, if you're good enough that is. The hopes of a club rest upon your shoulders, don't dissapoint!
If the scoring system isn't quite right do forgive me, they've got a pretty strange league system.

Scoring System:

Win the Indonesian Premier League Final - 200 Points
Reach the final: 150 Points
Win the third place playoff: 125 Points
Win the second phase: 100 Points
Win the first phase: 75 Points
2nd Place: 50 Points
3rd Place: 40 Points
4th Place: 20 Points
5th Place: 10 Points
6th Place: 5 Points
7th Place or lower: 0 Points

Win the Indonesian Cup: 50 Points
Reach the Final: 25 Points
Semi Final: 15 Points
Quarter Final: 5 Points
Lower: 0 Points

http://ligaindonesia.com/modules/teamprofile/images/41eeb4b505d59.gif

roberto922
15-08-2008, 15:22
In my opinion the stadium is maybe a biut too big though it'd look better on it's own

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 15:43
its good. Whos challenge is that

rancer890
15-08-2008, 15:47
You better not put us in Indonesia roberto:D

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 15:52
hopefully im international again ive been getting quite good at them

glennuk
15-08-2008, 16:07
OOh i like it, bit different. Though maybe instead of always winning the league it could eb scoring the most amount of goals in the league, keeping the most clean sheets, getting that one super player (Most MOMS) or winning the league..lol...i don't mind really.

Just waiting 55mins for the update :)

roberto922
15-08-2008, 16:15
There'll be bonus points for stuff like that glenn :D Don't worry Rancer we're not getting a boat to persipura ;) Mikey you're not in International management unfortunately.

roberto922
15-08-2008, 16:19
I'm gonna have a little tease :D someone's hopping across to Canadas best mate U.S.A, what you don't know is whether it's MLS or international :D, someone else is going off to Beijing, another pair is buggering off all the way to Indonesia obviously. I'll leave the other one as a guess for you :D

rancer890
15-08-2008, 16:20
Yes, no Indonesia :D

KUTGW 'User of the Future':D (I barely have any votes...:()

rancer890
15-08-2008, 16:21
I'm gonna have a little tease :D someone's hopping across to Canadas best mate U.S.A, what you don't know is whether it's MLS or international :D, someone else is going off to Beijing, another pair is buggering off all the way to Indonesia obviously. I'll leave the other one as a guess for you :D

Can I go back home to North America?:D

roberto922
15-08-2008, 16:26
Keep hoping Rancer, maybe you are maybe you ain't :D

rancer890
15-08-2008, 16:29
I guess worst case scenario is seeing the Great Wall of China and breathing in Beijing's horrible oxygen:D

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 16:38
no international for me. THIS IS A FIX lol

roberto922
15-08-2008, 16:41
Really sorry guys but somethings come up and I've gotta go for an hour, the new challenges will be up by 9pm at the latest. Once again my apologies.

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 16:44
thats alright roberto
edit 2nd time in a row i started a page

glennuk
15-08-2008, 17:01
6pm and no challenge..lol...what to do?

And mikey..thats the only competition your gunna win :P :O WOW (LOL)

rancer890
15-08-2008, 17:06
15 pages now:D

My posts probably filled up a third of that:D

roberto922
15-08-2008, 17:37
Good news :D I'm back and the challenges will hopefully be out by 7pm

roberto922
15-08-2008, 17:42
Rancer I need a hand, in the A-League do the top four from the Regular Season go through to the Hyundai Finals? If that's not how it works could you figure out a scoring system with 200 points for winning the whole shebang.

glennuk
15-08-2008, 17:45
Any chance mine can be posed first, as i have been waiting so patiently :P Lol

roberto922
15-08-2008, 17:46
Nope :p It's going in group order.

roberto922
15-08-2008, 18:02
Right then let's get going

Adam C vs Mikeytwigge

Bathing in Beijing

http://www.shdisabled.gov.cn/clinternet/platformData/infoplat/pub/disabled_132/docs/200503/res/track.jpg

Beijing, possibly the most cultured city in the world holds host to the Olympics this year, despite that their football team is nothing spectacular to be honest (The Chelsea of China)despite that they will be lucky enough to have the Birds Nest as their home from 2009, your job is to do what you can to bring them success and help them match their Olympians achievements.

Scoring System:

Win the league: 200 Points
2nd Place: 175 Points
3rd Place: 150 Points
4th Place: 125 Points
5th Place: 100 Points
6th Place: 50 Points
7th Place or lower: 0 Points

Win the FA Cup: 50 Points
Final: 40 Points
Semi Final: 20 Points
Quarter Final: 10 Points
Lower: 0 Points

Bonus Points:

Beat one of your fierce rivals: 10 Points
Beat one of your other rivals: 5 Points
Achieve a bank balance of over 6million: 5 Points
Xu Yunlong scores more than 10 league goals: 10 points

http://lh3.ggpht.com/beekman.daniel/R6mQiv_nV8I/AAAAAAAAA3Y/UjDPJ3c-r-Q/s400/Beijing_2008_Volunteers.jpg

roberto922
15-08-2008, 18:05
Man U King vs Glenn UK

Victory is yours... or is it?

http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,5392132,00.jpg

G'day mate, welcome to Melbourne Australia, the land of the sky scrapers, Koala bears and the famous word G'Day, just don't go messing with those Mantas they're real vicious. Anyway we've arranged a ticket with the famous Melbourne Victory, they're the best in the A-League and as a quarter finalist I expect you to uphold that tradition.

Scoring System:

Win the Hyundai Finals: 200 Points
Semi Final: 150 Points
1st Place: 100 Points
Lower: 0 Points

Win the Pre-season Cup: 100 points
Win the 3rd place Playoff: 30 points
Win the 5th place Playoff: 10 points
Win the 7th place Playoff: 5 points

Defeat both of their rivals (Sydney FC and Adelaide United): 10 points per victory over Sydney and Adelaide (Pre-season Cup and Regular Season only)
Score at least 30 league goals with a striker: 10 points

https://subscribe.fairfax.com.au/images/Melbourne_Victory_FINAL.jpg

The scoring system will probably change once I've hopefully got a new scoring system off Rancer890

roberto922
15-08-2008, 18:08
Bealesy vs Spartans5

Purse or Puree Meseurs?

http://ligaindonesia.com/modules/teamprofile/images/41eeb4b505d59.gif

Get your suitcases packed as you head out of Europe and into Asia, Indonesia to be accurate. You'll be staying at Jaypura and helping their local team Persipura to a title, if you're good enough that is. The hopes of a club rest upon your shoulders, don't dissapoint!

If the scoring system isn't quite right do forgive me, they've got a pretty strange league system.

Scoring System:

Win the Indonesian Premier League Final: 200 Points
Reach the final: 150 Points
Win the third place playoff: 125 Points
Win the second phase: 100 Points
Win the first phase: 75 Points
2nd Place: 50 Points
3rd Place: 40 Points
4th Place: 20 Points
5th Place: 10 Points
6th Place: 5 Points
7th Place or lower: 0 Points

Win the Indonesian Cup: 50 Points
Reach the Final: 25 Points
Semi Final: 15 Points
Quarter Final: 5 Points
Lower: 0 Points

One of your players has more than 10 MoMs in the first phase: 10 Points
Score the most league goals in the first phase: 10 Points
One of your players scores at least 4 hattricks: 5 Points

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2007/2248050366_1d02a4f122.jpg?v=0

roberto922
15-08-2008, 18:10
Rancer890 vs Roberto922

Super power? Learn to play first!

Yankee doodle dandee! welcome to Los Angeles the land of airheads and beach bods, there's been a helluva buzz around these parts since that ponce Beckham showed up, the only problem is the rest of the Galaxy plays like Brett Angell! Teach this so called 'Super Power how to play football and you'll pass this challenge.

http://www.sharkspage.com/jpgs2/quakes_galaxy4.jpg

Scoring System:

Win the MLS: 200 Points
Reach the Final:175 Points
Semi Final: 150 Points
Win the MLS Western Conference: 100 Points
Lower: 0 Points

Win the Superliga (I think they are in it...): 100 points
Reach the Final: 75 points
Reach the Semi-Final: 50 points

Win the US Cup (nothing less): 100 points

Bonus Points:

At least 25 assists from Becks (league and cup only): 10 points
At least 25 goals from Donovan (league and cup only): 10 points
Average 27,000 fans in the Regular Season and Playoffs: 10 points
Win an individual award with any member of the team (excluding MVP): 10 points
Win MVP with any member of the team: 20 points
http://soccerforumusa.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/la_galaxy_logo_big.gif

roberto922
15-08-2008, 18:10
May the 1/4s begin! Good luck everybody :thup:

glennuk
15-08-2008, 18:23
Good luck, i take it i just load all australian leagues.

Any idea on the rest of the scoring details?

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 18:33
in bejing and playing adam again. i think im doomed

roberto922
15-08-2008, 18:56
No Glenn, I'm waiting for Rancer to get on and recommend a scoring system.

glennuk
15-08-2008, 19:17
Ok but im right about just loadin the aussie league.

Will just start shortlisting people then and wait for points to be finished

roberto922
15-08-2008, 19:20
kk, sorry about all this but I know nada zip about the A-League so I need a bit of help on it.

Bealesy
15-08-2008, 19:23
Good luck Spartans5. May the best man win.........which will hopefully be me ;)

roberto922
15-08-2008, 19:24
You going for 4 wins in a row Bealesy? :D

Adam C
15-08-2008, 19:29
Good luck mikey, I dont know though, I'm not so confident myself. Never managed in China before.

rancer890
15-08-2008, 19:51
Oh, um, scoring system lol? I never played in the A-League but I'll try my best:o

Man U King vs Glenn UK

A-League's Melbourne Victory

Scoring System:

Win the Hyundai Finals: 200 Points
Semi Final: 150 Points
1st Place: 100 Points
Lower: 0 Points

Win the Pre-season Cup: 100 points
Win the 3rd place Playoff: 30 points
Win the 5th place Playoff: 10 points
Win the 7th place Playoff: 5 points

Defeat both of their rivals (Sydney FC and Adelaide United): 10 points per victory over Sydney and Adelaide (Pre-season Cup and Regular Season only)
Score at least 30 goals with Archie Thompson: 20 points

And may I suggest a bit more points for the LA Galaxy challenge:D (I know the MLS a lot more than the A-League)

rancer890 vs roberto922

Scoring System:

Win the MLS: 200 Points
Reach the Final:175 Points
Semi Final: 150 Points
Win the MLS Western Conference: 100 Points
Lower: 0 Points

Other stuff I'll like to add:
Win the US Cup (nothing less): 100 points

Win the Superliga (I think they are in it...): 100 points
Reach the Final: 75 points
Reach the Semi-Final: 50 points

Sweep the series against Chivas USA: 50 points
At least 25 assists from Becks (league and cup only): 50 points
At least 25 goals from Donovan (league and cup only): 50 points
Average 27,000 fans in the Regular Season and Playoffs: 50 points
Win an individual award with any member of the team (excluding MVP): 50 points
Win MVP with any member of the team: 100 points

roberto922
15-08-2008, 19:55
No lol, I won't know when I've won points lol, keep it simple :D, thanks for the A-league though.

I'll add the following for MLS as I'll know if I've won them lol.

Win the Superliga (I think they are in it...): 100 points
Reach the Final: 75 points
Reach the Semi-Final: 50 points

At least 25 assists from Becks (league and cup only): 50 points
At least 25 goals from Donovan (league and cup only): 50 points

If you explain the rest of it to me I'll consider them.

rancer890
15-08-2008, 20:10
Ok, I'll explain them (as the MLS expert in this thread:D)

Sweep the series against Chivas USA: Chivas USA are their main rivals (after the San Jose Earthquakes relocated to Houston, but the Earthquakes are back for FM09), so I thought maybe some points against their rivals would be cool. They even share the same stadium lol.

Win the US Cup: I surprised you never heard of this, the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Open_Cup). It's the equivalent of the English FA Cup, so I think points should definitely be awarded there (considering there are points for the FA Cup in your other challenges). I personally never played in the US Cup since I always play as Toronto FC, and Toronto isn't part of America;) (Thank God lol).

Average 27,000 fans: straightforward enough. The Galaxy average nearly 26,000 at the Home Depot Center so sticking another 1000 people in the seats shouldn't be that hard:D

Win an award other than MVP: there are many awards in the MLS. The full list is here MLS Awards (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Soccer#MLS_awards). I think you should get points for winning an award, but it's your call roberto if you want this.

Win MVP: straightforward. Win the Most Valuable Player award. With all the star players like Ruiz, Donovan, and of course Becks on the team it should be straightforward.

Of course, this is no easy challenge, considering the Galaxy fired Gullit and Lalas last week.

I hope this clears some things up:)

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:13
The US Cup, Win MVP and average 27,000 fans will be added

rancer890
15-08-2008, 20:16
Ok, roberto. I'll start my challenge once I finish Derby season 3 (I'm in 5th with 2 games left!!!):D

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:16
Right then they're all in but not at the points that you were saying because they're way OTT

rancer890
15-08-2008, 20:21
Okay, I know the points I suggested were terrible:D The point system is your job anyways:D

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:24
Oh btw, I'm having a resurgence in the voting atm :D the majority of the last 5-6 in the awards have voted for me :D I'm still miles behind canvey though :( lol.

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 20:25
Good luck mikey, I dont know though, I'm not so confident myself. Never managed in China before.

neither have i. I did hong kong once lost me first 5 games and gave up. Are we managing jan 07 or 08

rancer890
15-08-2008, 20:26
At least you're only miles behind canvey, I'm light years behind both you and canvey:(

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:27
Choose between you, I'm not fussed which you choose as long as you're both on the same year.

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:29
Don't be so hard on yourself :D you've had a few votes, I'm probably only getting votes because I'm around the forums more.

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 20:30
does jan07 sound good to you adam

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:30
Ooh I've just checked and I am nowhere near having half the threads posts anymore :D

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 20:31
oh and is it bejing or bejing it

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:33
Oh and so that it looks like I've put a bit more effort into this challenge I'm gonna try and put a bit more of an introduction and a few more points scores for the semi finals, expect two less repetitive, more enjoyable challenges. Anyway for those of you that are online, rating out of 10 for the challenges assigned to you? Also rate the thread to what you think it should be, I don't mind if it's 1,2,3,4 or 5 lol, I just want stars by it.

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 20:35
0/10 dont see how im meant to manage in a place without oxygen lol only joking 8/10 i think is fair

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:35
The one that's predicted 4th (I think), has a green kit and is due to move into the birds nest in 2009, it's all in the info screen. Post the full name when you find it please so that I can put it in the challenge preview

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:36
Good :) Not too repetitive? Sorry to keep banging on about repetitiveness but I can't help thinking that it is.

rancer890
15-08-2008, 20:36
I have 1/8 of all posts in this thread:D

I have TWO votes for User of the Future.:D

rancer890
15-08-2008, 20:37
I voted 5 stars but it's not showing for some reason...

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:41
Thanks, question for you: Galaxy has a wage budget of 22k which they are sticking to apparently despite the fact that Becks is on 66k p/w, why :confused:

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 20:41
beijing Guo'an. no repetitiveness isnt an issue. if you wanted to spice it up a bit you could always put restrictions in such as competete in the copa america with brasil only using players that play there football in brazil

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 20:44
i just got a 1 mill transfer budget in china thats amazin. No decent players to spend it on though

rancer890
15-08-2008, 20:45
Thanks, question for you: Galaxy has a wage budget of 22k which they are sticking to apparently despite the fact that Becks is on 66k p/w, why :confused:

MLS Expert:D: The MLS has a Designated Player rule where one player can be paid more than the league maximum, US$325k a year I think, and the player doesn't go against the league cap (your wage budget basically).

And you can't allocate transfer budget to wage budget and vice versa, as your wage budget is fixed in the MLS.

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:46
Cool, I've got a 22k wage budget and 120k transfer budget despite the fact that they've paid Beckham 250m over 5 years :(

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:46
Ah, ok thanks :thup:

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 20:49
its just been raised to 3.75mill

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:50
*sigh* bloody American rules, takes alot of adapting to :( You've got it easy Mikey :)

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:52
What the hells a Superdraft 2nd round pick ffs? Why not just offer money :(

rancer890
15-08-2008, 20:53
I thought it was US$250 million over 5 years:confused:

And good thing my challenge is in the MLS. I own that league:D

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:55
WHat's a super 2nd round pick or whatever it is? And why do they discourage having internationals in your side? You're only allowed 4 ffs :(

roberto922
15-08-2008, 20:57
I've made a top signing :D I've got a mexican keeper in for 14k and he's rated as alot better than our other keeper :)

glennuk
15-08-2008, 21:03
Can i ask for a slight change. Instead of it being score 30 goals with archie thompsen can it not just be score 30 goals with anyone?
Just as he may get injured! Or i may not want to play him up front! Just think it would be better and fairer for it to be score goals with anyone.

up to Roberto tho.

BTW 8/10 for my challenge...9/10 if you change that rule :P

Only thing i don't like about my league is all but 4 of the squad have to be australian.

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 21:03
you dont get long to sign players

rancer890
15-08-2008, 21:04
MLS Expert:D

Drafting:
Every year in January, the MLS holds an MLS Superdraft and an MLS Supplemental Draft. North American sport teams don't have youth clubs that are in Europe to nuture them. They 'draft' players from US Colleges and youth teams. The worst team in the league drafts 1st, followed by the 2nd worst team, and so forth. The players that remain in the MLS Superdraft are carried over into the MLS Supplemental Draft, where that draft order is decided by your finishing position in the MLS Reserve league.

Internationals:
You are only allowed a limited number of international players because the MLS wants to promote and nurture American soccer players for the USMNT (US Men's National Team). I think the MLS is starting to relax its rules on internationals (there will be more international spots available in FM09).

Hope you understand that:)

rancer890
15-08-2008, 21:05
I've made a top signing :D I've got a mexican keeper in for 14k and he's rated as alot better than our other keeper :)

Mini-Mexican invasion?:D

Cronin isn't that bad is he?

Breaking news update: Toronto FC's Maurice Edu to Rangers for US$5 million:( He was a solid player for us. I hope Mo Johnston knows what's he doing...

roberto922
15-08-2008, 21:09
Nope, the new ones class though :D, why the hell cant the U.S.A go with the proven European formula like Asia has ffs?

roberto922
15-08-2008, 21:10
I just beat the Ogden Outlaws 12-1 :D

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 21:12
cant find any decent keepers and im on the last day of the transfer deadline.

roberto922
15-08-2008, 21:12
Have a look for Pedro Hernandez

rancer890
15-08-2008, 21:13
Nope, the new ones class though :D, why the hell cant the U.S.A go with the proven European formula like Asia has ffs?

Because Americans are always full of themselves and think they are the best in the world at everything:D (also because it's always been like that. All sports situated in Canada and the US have a draft to get youngsters.) The MLS follows suit because it gives College players a chance to play professional football. The MLS teams do have youth academies though and some have graduated to the senior squad.

rancer890
15-08-2008, 21:14
And when is the deadline of this quarter-final challenge?:)

roberto922
15-08-2008, 21:14
Oh right, anyway I thought CP Baltimore were in the MLS :confused: this is giving me a headache lol :(

roberto922
15-08-2008, 21:14
Next Sunday.

rancer890
15-08-2008, 21:16
CP Baltimore are in the PDL (Premier Development League) I think...

The MLS doesn't give me a headache:D. It's a fun league once you accept the rules there (which is hard to most European football fans lol):)

roberto922
15-08-2008, 21:18
Americans always have complicated rules, at least they're consistent :rolleyes: Why don't they use Relegation?

glennuk
15-08-2008, 21:22
POST 1454???

Roberto??

Anyway im enjoying this so far drawing 1-1 with Lyon in a friendly :D not bad as they are fielding a full strength team as well !

roberto922
15-08-2008, 21:23
Sorry, I didn't notice your comment, it happens now and then lol, I'll set it to score 30 league goals with any player

rancer890
15-08-2008, 21:29
No major American sports league has relegation and promotion because of financial reasons basically. I think the exception is the United Soccer League, where they is promotion and relegation.

I'm not really too sure how to answer that question (many people have asked me that...:o) but that's just how all our professional leagues operate: no promotion/relegation, drafting, salary caps, and the such. American sport leagues like to operate on even ground so every team has a chance to win.

rancer890
15-08-2008, 21:30
sorry glen for freaking you out a bit:o. Wikipedia said Archie Thompson is their marquee player so I thought maybe score lots of goals with your marquee player...

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 21:34
is that the same for mine and adams challange as well

roberto922
15-08-2008, 21:36
So by only allowing a certain amount of teams to ever be in the league they are giving an even playing field?

glennuk
15-08-2008, 21:40
Lol its ok Rancer. Just i like to create my own marquee players, in fact i have bought 2 marquee players in that i think will become the A leagues best ever players, and an old head who will bring in the fand.

Though i do think its impossible to sell players in the A league, they won't even go for 0

rancer890
15-08-2008, 21:41
So by only allowing a certain amount of teams to ever be in the league they are giving an even playing field?

No. The Salary Cap gives an even playing field.

The teams in the lower leagues are too poor to compete with any team in the higher leagues. The owners in the lower leagues also don't have the financial ability nor the big market to help boost revenue to compete.

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 21:41
friendley update.
won 3-0 bashi
won 3-2 Nanjing
lost 4-0 r madrid
won 6-0 haisha
won 1-0 hailifeng
won 3-0 beijing IT

roberto922
15-08-2008, 21:41
What are marquee players?

roberto922
15-08-2008, 21:42
FFS half time 3-0 to houston :(

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 21:45
Sorry, I didn't notice your comment, it happens now and then lol, I'll set it to score 30 league goals with any player

is it the same for mine and adams challenge

roberto922
15-08-2008, 21:47
No, yours will remain the same

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 21:49
first game won 3-1 against xiamen
league position 3rd
gap to first 1GD

roberto922
15-08-2008, 21:51
I'm gonna leave it for tonight before I get migraine :(

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 22:00
2nd game draw 1-1 against tianjin
league position 3rd
gap to first 2 points

roberto922
15-08-2008, 22:04
*whistles* we'll be up another page soon :D

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 22:14
game 3 against Qingdao
league position 2
gap to first 2points

spartans5
15-08-2008, 22:18
Damn, now I have to play someone who will actually post their results, I can't beat those people. Good luck Bealesy

roberto922
15-08-2008, 22:19
Actually it should read: Damn, now I have to play someone that has thrashed all 3 opponents so far lol

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 22:20
game 4 draw 0-0 against wuhan
league position 2nd
gap to first 1point (ive played 1 game more

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 22:32
game 5 won 3-0 against liaoning
league position 1
gap to 2nd +1GD

roberto922
15-08-2008, 22:35
Looking good mikey :thup:

glennuk
15-08-2008, 22:38
Lol go Mikey. Im too tired to play anymore, but transfer window just closed and im happy with my buys.

Couldn't sell anyone even though i tried.

Finished bottom of my group in the Pre Season cup, but still got through to the next round, which is strange.

But will play that on sunday i think..

Tomorrow = Real football day, playing and watching the start of the premier league :D

roberto922
15-08-2008, 22:41
I'm crapping myself over it :( no new signings, Fernandes back at Valencia, injuries to Cahill, Pienaar and Vaughan and then on top of thatg Anichebes gone to the Olympics means that we've got 3 senior midfielders and 1 senior striker ffs.

glennuk
15-08-2008, 22:44
Yeh Everton have been poor in the transfer market, you havent signed anyone have ya?
Where as even the poor teams like middlesborough have made some good signings...

Two of my FM legends (Emnes and Digard)

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 22:45
game6 won 1-0 against shenhua
league position 1
gap to 2nd 1 point (they have a game in hand)

roberto922
15-08-2008, 22:50
Yeah our chairmans a real brainiac we've let 6 people leave an already tiny squad since January for a combined 20m, then theres the sky money, the finishing position money, wheres it all gone FFS orst summer of my life so far :(

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 22:52
game 7 won 4-1 against shenzhen
league position 1st
gap to 2nd 1 point (they have a game in hand)

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 22:59
game 8 drew 0-0 against Changsha
league position 2nd
gap to first 1 point (they have a game in hand)

mikeytwigge
15-08-2008, 23:02
thats me done for today. Good look adam

rancer890
15-08-2008, 23:32
roberto, how is your LA Galaxy team doing?:D

do you still have headaches?:D

I'll probably start my LA Galaxy game tonight.

roberto922
16-08-2008, 06:03
I left it on overnight and Windows Updater restarted my laptop so I'm back to square one :(

roberto922
16-08-2008, 08:20
Group A

Played Won Drawn Lost Points

1. Adam C 3 2 0 1 6
2. Man U King 3 1 1 1 4
3. Mistryman 3 0 2 1 2
4. Apchivers 3 0 1 2 1

Group B

Played Won Drawn Lost Points

1. Glenn UK 3 2 0 1 6
2. Mikeytwigge 3 2 1 6
3. Weeeman27bob 3 0 0 3 0

Group C

Played Won Drawn Lost Points

1. Bealesy 3 3 0 0 9
2. Rancer890 3 1 1 1 4
3. Mikel LUFC 3 0 2 1 2
4. Ssestig 3 0 1 2 1

Group D

Played Won Drawn Lost Points)

1. Roberto922 3 2 1 0 7
2. Spartans5 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4
3. Dale 0718 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4
4. Smithers08 3 - 0 - 1 - 2 - 1