View Full Version : Which trophy is your main priority?

08-09-2008, 08:56
A lot has been made in recent years about certain managers who have one trophy that they will go all out to win, almost ignoring other competitions. Benitez and the CL, O'Neill and the league cup this season etc etc.

Just wondering what trophies each of you have as main priority each season, it doesn't have to be something you are trying to win as i'm sure plenty of relegation candidates put the league before the cup.

Mine is probably whatever continental competition I am competing in with FC Bayern.

08-09-2008, 09:06
Always the league title for me!

As I don't usually go the 'big' teams, I find just getting into the CHampions League or Euro cup is great!

08-09-2008, 09:09
always end up playing smaller team so the domestic cups are usually my best chance to win something.

08-09-2008, 09:15
I am usually playing top clubs in medium / small leagues so continental competitions are number 1 priority

08-09-2008, 09:22
Domestic league - it's the only one that governs whether or not i get sacked :D

Just Jack
08-09-2008, 09:33
Its the league but that is purely because at the minute i seem to be really bad at cup games. In 2 seasons with Chesterfield i have lost in the first round of all 6 competitions entered

08-09-2008, 09:46
All of them really! I like to have a nice full trophy cabinet.

Truthfully, it all depends on which team I'm playing with and what sort of progress we've made. I do try to prioritise the league due to Continental qualification.

Although in my current game the priority is continental competitions as it's the only thing that I haven't won.

Suzie MUFC
08-09-2008, 09:51
Domestic League - it's what the whole season's about. Any cups on top of that are a bonus for me.

08-09-2008, 09:54
I know it's only early, but looks like the domestic cup is a complete wash out even in FM.

08-09-2008, 10:04
league so i dont get sacked :)

you cant get sacked if you win it every year :D

08-09-2008, 10:57
All of them really! I like to have a nice full trophy cabinet.

nice to see i'm not the only one.

08-09-2008, 11:07
most of the time i choose my nation's premier league when i start and for that reason keeping my job depends upon domestic championship. of course i chase continentals too but not at first glance...

domestic cup? i can live without that, but board wants it too all the time, so i try to please them with that too. it doesn't stop me from using my second squad in some domestic cup games, nevertheless...

08-09-2008, 11:36
Champions League always, however I want to win everything!

08-09-2008, 11:38
Domestic League.

08-09-2008, 11:44
currently Rangers and theres not an SPL team close to me but im struggling in Europe so thats become a bit of a prioity over the last 2 seasons.

08-09-2008, 12:15
Normally it's the league for me, but I've just won the treble (Prem, FA cup and league cup), so the champions' league is my priority, especially as I've never won it with any team on any version of FM.

08-09-2008, 18:32
I go for the league always, seems most important wherever you manage. However, if I've won the league I'll try for the continental cup. Domestic cups have never really been an objective for me.

08-09-2008, 18:38
For me it's always the league. As I usually play in England I try to win at least 1 EPL title per FM (usually with Nottingham Forest). I like to challenge for the Champions League but it takes about 3-5 years to build a squad worthy of winning it so I'm usually knocked out in the early knockout rounds. For the traditional sense I like to win the FA Cup as well with minor emphasis on the League Cup, which I tend to use to give fringe players a run out.

My other most wanted trophy is the World Cup but because I rarely get offered an international job and until 08 I didn't like the international management features in FM, I've only won that once.

Daniel Foster
08-09-2008, 18:41
Well I've never won the Champions League so until I win that, that's my priority on any game :D

08-09-2008, 18:49
League. Cups suck ass.

08-09-2008, 18:52
Domestic Cup Competition - I always like to win the FA Cup, i don't really know why but it is a truely british cup and i am fortunate enough to have seen may FA Cup games and finals.

08-09-2008, 18:59
prefer to win everything there is, but if i had to pick one, it would be the domestic league title, mainly because it's been so long since liverpool won it, ive forgotten how it feels!!

08-09-2008, 19:00
The league is always my priority. It's nice to win domestic and continental cups, but until I get to around the quarter final stage, I can't say I'm too bothered whether or not I go through or not.

08-09-2008, 19:04
Domestic League. Finishing in a decent position comes above any other cup. Although i do try balance out the priority as not to completely ignore any other competition.

08-09-2008, 19:06
Domestic league but as i always come fromt the lowest league , domestic cup is the fast way to glory.

08-09-2008, 19:22
I'm currently playing in Norway and the Norwegian Cup is the one I want most. That's mainly down to the fact that every other competition is currently out of our reach and will be for the foreseeable future judging by the way we are playing!

08-09-2008, 19:30
Normally not getting relagated is my aim. Therefore I always play a second or third string in the cups. I just won the league with Reading despite only hoping for seventeenth, and next season my youth team will play the big boys of Europe. Seeing as my co-effiecent is so low, they'll probably play 4 games against big teams.

08-09-2008, 19:47
Gotta be the domestic league. Anything else is a bonus.

08-09-2008, 19:51
I always prioritise the league title and CL, I always ignore domestic cups and play the youngsters ala Wenger.

08-09-2008, 19:53
I played a team of teenagers in the fourth round of the League Cup in 2010 at Man. City. I'm managing United. We lost 5-1. Sometimes the policy of trying to bring the youth along can really, really hurt..

08-09-2008, 19:54
Playing as Montrose in Scottish Div 3, so my only chance is the league.

Although I just got a by into the second round of the Challenge Cup, so I might have a small chance there.

Even if I'm a big club I still concentrate on the league. Cups are nice, but the league is the best.

08-09-2008, 19:54
Domestic League, every time, always. Theres nothing more important that getting that top spot of your league.

08-09-2008, 19:59
For some reason the Carling Cup is the trophy I always aim to win when playing as a premiership side.

I think its the most prestigious, and arguably the most difficult to obtain. I won it twice in eight years in my Chelsea game. My most succesful spell as a manager. I play my second string team in the premiership, fa cup and champions league just so my first XI are fresh for the league cup.

08-09-2008, 20:00
For some reason the Carling Cup is the trophy I always aim to win when playing as a premiership side.

I think its the most prestigious, and arguably the most difficult to obtain. I won it twice in eight years in my Chelsea game. My most succesful spell as a manager. I play my second string team in the premiership, fa cup and champions league just so my first XI are fresh for the league cup.

Are you serious? :eek:

Or joking as I suspect you are?

08-09-2008, 20:05
He has to be joking. The Rwandan Cup is more prestigious than the League Cup!!

Well, maybe not. But you get my point.

08-09-2008, 20:54
League. You have to really work for the league title, in a cup competition one slice of luck can win it for you.

08-09-2008, 21:09
Domestic League for me. Though with my current Sheff Wed side, the cups are my current priority until I can build my squad into title challengers.

08-09-2008, 21:12
I just aim for the top half, me! :D:D:D

08-09-2008, 21:20
I gotta say the Continental, no thrill like winning the Champions League.

08-09-2008, 21:21
Should've had "What's a trophey ?" as an option.

Äktsjon Männ
08-09-2008, 21:33
Depends where I am with my team. If I can't possibly push for the league because my team aren't quite up to it then I might try and make a run for the cup(s). But even then it's extremely important not to sacrifice the league too much because as has been said above it could cost you your job in FM.

My recent season illustrates that point quite well as a matter of fact. I overachieved, finished 4th in the league, but most importantly went trough Intertoto to win the Uefa Cup. The end of season confidence report stated that the board are 'pleased' because we're doing quite well according to their 2 year plan, however they're really upset by the 0-4 league defeat to West Ham. Right, but what about the cup win that's most likely the first real silverware for the club in like 100 years :rolleyes:

08-09-2008, 22:41
Johnstone's Paint Trophy

08-09-2008, 22:51
The League, unless my league performance has somehow put me into Europe.

Rather difficult in League One though.

08-09-2008, 22:52
Should've had "What's a trophey ?" as an option.

As a swindon fan, as im guessing you are, that option would have been perfect :D

Sorry but as a Walsall fan, i couldn't resist.

08-09-2008, 23:38
Continental > League > Cup

Cups just don't pay enough to be worth bothering with.

I find a lot of the time I ignore the European competition a bit, because it's too damn hard.

09-09-2008, 00:00
Just started a game with Aberdeen, my main priority for this season will to be to finish in a decent league position and pick up at least 1 of the 2 domestic trophies.

Once I've built up a decent enough team I'll go all out to try and win the league even if that means resting the big players for the domestic cup games/european games

09-09-2008, 15:25
league if i had to choose.

09-09-2008, 17:35
My main priority as celtic manager is to win the league every year and if i win any cups or get far in europe then thats a bonus :)

09-09-2008, 18:29
i like to win the domestic league and domestic cup theres just something about winning the premier league and the f.a cup in england which is an attraction