Backup keeper Trujillo is getting a bit big for his boots, demanding 1st team football. Although Toscano can't stop scoring.
The latest guy to come through mine, hailed as the best in years, is 1 star ffs
He comes up as a full 5 stars and hes pretty much first choice at RM already, shame hes also in the french u19 team.
Sounds interesting... I will give this a go
New manager of FC Andorra: Enrique Alonso
I'm not crazy so I'm not going to limit myself to only Andorrans . However, I will try not to have any more than 5 or 6 foreign players in the first team at any one time.
Welcome Tharros. You can generally get through the first season with the squad you have at first.
Good luck and have fun in Andorra
Doing Pre-season ATM. Also got a few signings.
Good luck and welcome to Andorra Tharros.
Good signings i've got both Pol and Ayala (didn't sign them until the second season though).
Brettany1980, when setting up do you add just Andoran players or do you add players from top clubs as well?
Pre-season is going well. Won 7 Drawn 1. Hopefully this form will continue into the start of the season. I will do a full update once I have finished my first season - hopefully tomorrow.
@ Thebaker - I just used Large DB + Andorrans with Spanish and Andorran leagues active.
16 points clear with 6 games to go and I've just secured a playoff spot
IMO in this challenge you have to get your youth facilities upgraded ASAP. How many seasons do you think this challenge will take? 20? :P
But I'm doing my sign up ATM so I won't be able to do much of this challenge until that finishes. But then onward to the La Liga and Champions League Glory! :P
But realistically, does anyone think this challenge is even possible?
Last edited by Tharros; 13-12-2009 at 07:32.
Better look at the San Marino challenge for comparison. Although there is a tier or two difference isn't there?
Using only Andorrans eventually some good will come through and it will be possible but I think it would take at least 15 seasons IMO
And since the capacity is only 1500, you'll need a couple expansions. You should be filling it every game when you get to Segunda B.
I'm sure it was 1800 rancer. either way its just not enough
I don't have anywhere near enough money for either, might well get relegated too.
FC Andorra 2011/12
I struggled to find players that would sign for me this season and so it was always going to be a struggle and it sure was. My defence was useless basically giving me some epic results like this comeback from 3 goals behind but this was all too rare and we were in the relegation spots pretty much the entire season. Going into the last game of the season we had to defeat Puertollano to survive and I'm not quite sure how but we did. They had about 5 1on1's in constant highlights from 80th minute onwards, I nearly died yelling at the ref to blow the whistle this was our champions league final. So in the end we survive by a microscopic margin to fight again next year. Good news this season continues with Valentin Duval imroving and chosing to play for Andorra U21 instead of France U19.
Tales from Andorra: We headed towards 2009/10 Andorran champions home, Sant JuliÓ de L˛ria in a 4x4 and then headed up the old mountain tracks to Spain used for smuggling. Its strangely fun to go across the border in the middle of nowhere, theres also a lot little villages with bullet holes around from the Spanish civil war still. [42░27'31.11"N, 1░26'45.88"E]Code:Season | League | Place | Andorran Champions ------------------------------------------------- 09/10 | Regional | 3rd ^^ | UE Sant JuliÓ 10/11 | Tercera | 2nd ^^ | UE Engordany 11/12 | Segunda B | 15th | UE Engordany
Congrats on the survival Quackje.
Wow that table is scary looking very close season that. Loving your Tales from Andorra.
This will become my first new patch save. I enjoyed doing the San Marino one so looking forward to doing this.
Just confirmation (I may be blind but), can you have 2 separate managers? 1 as the club and 1 as the nation?
Hi guys, quick question. I've downloaded both files and when I'm trying to select the leagues, it's coming up with an error message.
See the screen - http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y15.../Spainprob.jpg If you can't read that it says " Require minimum of 432 teams for Regional Division, found only 2"
Ps. I'm on 10.2 now so not sure if that's owt to do with it?
A sign of things to come maybe but weird things happen against Real Madrid Castilla. At home we drew 1:1 with their goal coming direct from a corner, in Madrid my super Andorran youngster, Valentin Duval, opened the scoring direct from a corner as I won 5:1 in one of the best performances of the season.
It might be 10.2 I have no idea really.
I lied because the Spain edit won't work with 10.2
FC Andorra 2012/13
I changed around a lot of players before this season and we were never really in danger of going down as a result with the new team finishing up in 12th place. The star of the team has to be of course Valentin Duval, rapidly improving and probably the best Andorran football player already. Just for fun, what on earth in my assistant on about here.
Tales from Andorra: We walked further up the valley from Arinsal towards the highest mountain in Andorra, Coma Pedrosa 2946m. Never planned to actually goto the top as its a proper mountain but we went up as far as some of the lakes by a mountain refuge. (I'll find some pictures later), [42░35'38.61"N, 1░27'37.82"E]Code:Season | League | Place | Andorran Champions ------------------------------------------------- 09/10 | Regional | 3rd ^^ | UE Sant JuliÓ 10/11 | Tercera | 2nd ^^ | UE Engordany 11/12 | Segunda B | 15th | UE Engordany 12/13 | Segunda B | 12th | UE Engordany
After reading this I thought I'd give it a go. Looks nice, but will take an afwul long time.
Took control of CE Principat, national team is not important just yet. First, let's see what we can make of this.
Wow going the Andorran league route, probably very tricky to get good players there unless maybe you build through champions league money.
Well atm on 10.2 you can't do anything other than the Andorran league route.
Duval is simply brilliant Quackje!
Congrats on a really solid season, which should see you challenge for promotion next year!!
This challenge sounds exaclty like my style. Can I put my hopes up for anybody will adjust the data file for v10.2, or do I have to do the hard work myself..?
But first real life exams, then I'll start looking for a nice villa up in the Andorran Pyrenees and set sails for a new life in the ministate..
Typed up a really good update and then lost it when the power went out
FC Andorra 2013/14
We're improving!! I'm still have a huge need for quality defenders though. Anyway I was heading along for midtable obscurity until just into the second half of the season we faced Barcelona. My top scorer Adam Szalai remembered that he used to play for the Real Madrid youth teams and decided to destroy them. This set into motion an excellent run of form, at the same time something strange happened with the playoff spots. There was a 10 point gap behind 4th place but during my run this team really fell off the pace and suddenly there was a one slot in the playoffs up for grabs.
It would have been possible for me to wrap this up easily with winning some games I drew but still by the last game of the season I sat in 6th place, 1 point behind 4th and 5th placed teams. I was playing away against 5th placed Huesca in a must win match while 4th placed Gramenet played away at Barakaldo and had to draw or lose. It started well for me with Huesca down to 10 men after just 7 minutes but then both I and Barakaldo conceded to go in 1-0 down at the half. By the 54th minute both games were all square mine thanks to an excellent header from Mosquera before I took the lead late on with just 5 minutes to hang on for the playoffs. I lasted only 2 before they equalised but then into injury time I was awarded a penalty and my best striker slid it down the middle right into the waiting arms of the keeper and it finished 2-2. The least clinical striker I've ever seen on my team, JosÚ Manuel Florido, also had numerous opportunities to win it but all saved/missed. Turns out it wouldn't have mattered anyway as Gramenet scored a 94th minute winner to goto the playoffs themselves.
This result also let LeganÚs leapfrog me so I finished in 7th but the team is showing promise for next season. The exciting Andorran watch profiles JosuÚ Revilla today, I've had him for 2 seasons after stealing him from another club. He used to just be a flair machine but he really seems to have improved this year into a quality player.
Tales from Andorra: Is taking a break this update I spent so long writing about that one gameCode:Season | League | Place | Andorran Champions ------------------------------------------------- 09/10 | Regional | 3rd ^^ | UE Sant JuliÓ 10/11 | Tercera | 2nd ^^ | UE Engordany 11/12 | Segunda B | 15th | UE Engordany 12/13 | Segunda B | 12th | UE Engordany 13/14 | Segunda B | 7th | UE Engordany
Excellent season Quackje and nice update. Looks like you could make a real push for promotion next season!?
... i miss the Tales from Andorra
I'll have some more next season, I really hope I can get promotion next time yes I don't think Valentin Duval is going to stick around much longer if I don't.
I'm finally coming to the end of my 3rd season (hardly been on because of doing stupid hours at work) in a playoff spot so hoping we can do this year what we failed to do last year and gain promotion to the Segunda division, end of season update will be either be up later today or 27/28th if not.
I'm halfway the 3rd season now with my CE Principat, and really enjoying this challenge. The league is quite short, excellent for my somewhat slow laptop
For the past 2 seasons I've been in a heavy combat with FC Santa Coloma. Their midfielder Oscar Sonejee (yes, the only decent Andorran player in the CM-series ) is still going strong there, despite his 35 years of age. He proves to be the best available for some time, but together with his fitness, their reign looks to end soon.
The first season was all about the fight for the top spot, which I lost by goal difference. I picked up several aged players for free to strengthen the squad as soon as possible, as my amateur status isn't going to get me anywhere. The earlier mentioned Ferran Pol and Josep Manel Ayala were two of the first, along with names like Matito, Horcajada and Vacas. The Principat B squad, playing at 2nd tier, somehow won the cup (after a final win against Santa Coloma!) and so I went on to play in the Europa League.
The 2nd season was not that succesful, this time Santa Coloma finished 5 points ahead of me. I did get a lot of good players like Tiko, Soria, Gascˇn and Zubizarreta. I also started searching some African countries, resulting in 6 Beninian players making the jump to the Andorran league only 3 of them survived until now. In the Europa League 1st Qual. Round I started off with a suprising 1-1 against Finnish side Honka at home. The fans were ecstatic ofcourse :P, but we lost the 2nd leg 2-0 and home we went, 90k in our bags for participating. At the end of the season there was no cup win, and since only both league and cup winners go into Europe, no extra money for me in the third season.
This year it's all going very well. I'm 4 points ahead of Santa Coloma and got really decent players. Pol lost his place and moved on, Ayala and decent goalscorer Riera just went on to achieve bigger things. Tiko is 34, but wanted by some Scandinavian and Swiss sides, so I think he'll be moving on. That would be a huge relief, as the AMC's name is the first I write down on the match sheet. I built everything around him and he's not disappointing me. I just hope I can keep him here for the rest of the season.
I also became U19 coach. In a European Championship Qualifying group I had to play Macedonia, Switzerland and Sweden. Not expecting to gain anything, I won the first match against Macedonia (1-0) and drew with Switzerland (1-1) to take 4 points out of the first 2 games. Sweden had been disappointing and against them, even a 1-0 loss would take me to the finals! But well, the Swedes started playing football, Andorra decided not to and we lost it 4-0. The fans were not even disappointed and the officials are very pleased. As we were heavy underdogs all the time (Macedonia and Switzerland created LOTS of chances against us), it's just too bad to come this close and not get it.
To be honest, winning prizes is not really important just yet. I just have to lose the amateur status first. In these 2,5 years I made around 300k, enough to start off with. Then I can keep players much easier, as some of my important ones have moved down the Andorran ladder to get paid. Then I'll be lowering the ages (backup-RB Horcajada is 42 and still very much needed!) and implement more Andorran players. With Riera, the last one in the starting line-up left, and that's not what I want. Some young players are developing, but not up for the task yet.
I will post some screenshots later on!
So here are some screenies from last season..
Final League Table:
2nd League Table:
There are practically NO Andorran players left
After this season, things started going bad for a few weeks. Riera left after his somewhat disappointing season to join FC Santa Coloma, our biggest rival. Tiko retired on 18-7, the very day our CL Qual. 1st leg was played. Superb left-back Latoundji went on to Dutch side VVV Venlo, a few days before the season ended.
In the weeks before the new season started, a couple of positives were presented. The club was growing and I got to employ more staff. Javier Horcajada went from right-back to assistant manager, and I got a few nice coaches too. Two more scouts were added to the one available, which expanded possibilities. Some 19 / 20 year-old Spanish players were found and I could finally lower the average age. Through the Andorra U19-job I discovered some rough diamonds who could possibly do the trick for Principat, but surely for the national side.
Two players from the youth ranks were promoted to the first team. Left winger Viveiros (19) had decents stats (dribbling 13, almost all other technical skills around 9) and right winger Valente (18) even made the bench. They aren't really good players, but some of the best available in Andorra at the moment.
Now, I'm just waiting for the National Team position to open up, while giving Principat more and more trophies..
Is there a working Spanish 5th Tier yet?
looks good. When there is a working spanish 5th tier I will be giving this a go.
Brettneys Andorra - 2011/12 - Third Division Group 3.
A little later than advertised but here we go ... We made it second division here we come, we again never really looked like finishing anywhere other than in a playoff spot and got an easier couple of matches this year even if it did take penaltys to earn promotion. - Table.
We still only signed Andorrans (although i might have to change this with Koldos retirement we just don't have any good GK's).
Ive downloaded the necessary files and put them in the correct folders but when i go to the league selection screen it will not let me tick Spain, it comes up with an error saying "Require of minimum of 432 teams for Reginal division, found only 2" any ideas folks?
Please help me sort this out as im really looking forward to getting this game going.
Yeah, hasn't been updated for the new patch. There's a couple of posts in this thread because we all have the same problem
http://www.filefront.com/15242091/SP...Tier5-10.2.xml <Here you go! Converted for 10.2 sorry it took so long. (I'll update in first post).
thanks for updating it. I will give this a go but I don't expect to do very well.
Profile at FC Andorra
Good luck Liverbird and welcome to Andorra.
Taken the Andorran national job currently 195th in the world
Really need to carry on with this one but I got really involved in Rancers Challenge.
Also Brettney is the 10.2 file compatible with my save file?
as a break from my dafuge challenge decided to give this a try.
Cant seem to find any even half decent staff and few players of much quality.
Also realised that there is no chance of naturalising any players to the national cause. Going to have to hope the youth facilities can be improved at a later date.
Last edited by Thebaker; 30-12-2009 at 19:32.
You only need the new file if your starting again now.
Good luck Thebaker You can get promotion the first season with your starting squad fairly easily to be honest and with 1 or 2 players the second season isn't too difficult
Played my first international game and lost 1-0 to Greece in a friendly.
Quick rundown of my restarted game (Thanks to the cat). Won the league at a canter with 4 games left to play. I am also going to take over as Andorra manager soon and am due to head into season 2 with largely the same squad but maybe a couple of additions for cover as I think the squad can hold it's own in a higher division.
Is there any chance after a few years that you can get your reserves playing in a league?
Cause it's really annoying me when a player is lacking match fitness and they can't build it up because they can't play for a reserve side.
I just lost 3-2 against FC Santa Coloma. Principat were unbeaten 49 games in a row, that's 2,5 season, but on this very occasion I lost the championship. Now I have to win the cup to play in Europe, bringing in the cash I need.
Still amateur though
U.D Talavera destroying it in my league 1st season.
In March and they're still unbeaten!
Promoted with 3 games to go but finished 2nd. U.D Talavera finished unbeaten
EPIC FIRST EUROPEAN WIN FOR CE PRINCIPAT
I just won my first ever European Cup win. We were close a couple of times, but this was very unexpected, to say the least!
First leg gave a 20-3 shots on goal difference, which gave little confidence. We turned it around by creating 17 (!!) chances, against 7 from our big opponents.
Hey I can't seem to get this game up and running at all. I inserted them into the file specified but I get brought to the 'select editor data files' screen and the files i need to select aren't there, infact there are none Any suggestions?
Edit: I got going in the end, had the files in Steam instead of SI Will update shortly
Last edited by Fitzaay; 02-01-2010 at 17:29.
I guess RBK have all grey players in your game then :P
Welcome to Andorra morti31 and good luck.
Nice win there BustaRaymes good going indeed!
Tough going so far, going to try obide by the andorran players only rule
thanks brettney. Expectations of the Andorran faithful are ridiculous btw Lost 3-0 away to Ukraine and 0-1 at home to Kazakhstan. They were disappointed by both.
which would be a shame for the challenge as a whole 4-0 at home to Ukraine there. Do you think I'm being unrealistic with the just keeping to Andorra players? If the club progresses with the help of foreigners (Spaniards mainly) then the better Andorrans would come through quicker.
Thats me and you might be?
Whichever add-on I'm using is after giving me Andorra CF's club crest
Anyway I can fix this? the club ID is 2062032761 and here's the actual crest
Last edited by Fitzaay; 03-01-2010 at 14:30.
Yep that'd be correct too.
Glenn Fitzpatrick - FC Andorra (Season 1 Review)
Media Prediction: 2nd
My Prediction: 2nd
Final Position: 3rd (Promoted via playoffs)
I must admit I was very fortunate to get promoted at the first attempt. I'm trying out a formation that I really don't have the players for and I operate on an Andorran players only basis (Although I may reconsider that on external feedback from you guys). The playoffs were relatively straightforward but we struggled to make the cut at all.
Star players are of course Toscano, Ayala who was a free agent and Ribolleda at the back.
We restrict teams quite well but show no signs of ever threatening their goalmouth and of course the stamina is poor so we usually concede a couple more in the last 20 minutes of matches. Rome wasn't built in a day and Andorra wont be world beaters for at least a few weeksCode:Liechtenstein (h) - 1-1 D Ukraine (a) - 0-3 L Kazakhstan (h) - 0-1 L Ukraine (h) - 0-4 L Iceland (a) - 0-2 L San Marino (h) - 2-1 W
We have been drawn in the following group for Euro 2012 Qualfiers. As you can see we picked up a victory over San Marino right at the end of the season in a friendly
Next season my aims are hazy really. I know nothing about the new division in which I will compete and I am going to try stick to Andorran players completely. Again, if anyone thinks this is a bad idea I would appreciate feedback.Code:Holland Serbia Ireland Wales Montengro Andorra
Thanks mate, been off these forums for a while but saw this and decided it was worth a punt
I'm still sticking to the only signing Andorrans Fitzaay and am in my 4th season the only problem at the moment is i don't have a replacement GK for Koldo and he's now just retired. Havent really had time to play much in the last week or so though.
is Pol not in your game mate? TBH I don't think I'll be able to stick to it as I like to play two DMs. (Vales and Pujol wont sign )
Can't believe that you got Alaya on a free, on my save they wanted an arm and a leg for him. So I just settled with a Spanish guy, who got injured for 5 months without playing a game, so I was forced to use Somoza.
I signed Pol as replacement keeper even though he's useless, hopefully Koldo just never retires for me.
Top of the league half way through 2nd season in Div 3....not been on it for a while.
Lost every competitive international, and with friendly's I couldn't even manage to beat Afghanistan or Aruba...hope I don't get sacked.
No wayy! Been sacked! Lost 5-0 away to Norway after two men were sent off after 10 minutes! How stupid!
Hopefully after 10 years when I've built my reputation up they'll want me back! Guttered...very harsh.
That's why I decided to wait for better players. I've been U19-coach, atm U21, so I can watch players closely. Not being sacked is quite hard
Good idea tbh. Sort of jumped into it really. When I did the San Marino challenge it was impossible to get sacked 'cause they didn't have very high expectations.
Finally, CE Principat got a player through the youth ranks that actually knows how to use a football!
Yvan Rey, he even has a name everyone will remember. This guy is already 'better than our strongest right midfielder', however I changed to a 4-3-3, so he has to play either AMR or one of the 3 MC's. I guess it will be the last, as I think the first ever useful Andorran player has to be a MC
Straight into the first team squad, Yvan!
So it took 5 seasons to get a. a nice youth player and b. the training facilities upgraded. I'd rather have the youth facilities go up a level, but well, for now I hope to get my regens through reputation.
Now if y'all excuse me, I've got a player to call up to U21
Hes the kind of player that annoys me. He is clearly the most talented youngster you will get for a while but he will probably never have the pace to play wide and he technical attributes suit this better than playing him in the centre. Its lucky that as this level he probably can get by fine there with playing time to improve but hes always going to lacking something despite being a good player.
I feel the same. His crossing and dribbling are ok, but like you said his pace is weak. To play in center he needs Off The Ball, and that's even more crap. Another option would be to retrain him as a striker, but I'm not sure if that's what will make the difference between useful and good.
But you're right. At this level, I'm happy to have him.
Well you can go through the files you've got already downloaded (the .xml ones) and search for that club ID, note down what the graphics files for it are called so you can get rid of them. To get that crest made up properly I suggest you ask in sortitoutsi forums, I asked nicely in their logos forum thing and within 24 hours a nice person made me some in the right format and you just put them back in where the old ones were.