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    Gundo - Brodd IL Adeccoligaen End of season report 2013


    I have not really had a great deal of time for FM or this save since December, it's only this week I managed to get going again on it . We really out shone everyone's expectations to finish 3rd in the league! The media predicted us a 16th place finish(bottom). Geir André Herrem had a fairly unspectacular first half of the season, due sulking mainly because I was fielding him on the right hand side of the pitch for a number of matches, he did eventually settle down again once he was restored to his favored striking role.

    Tippeligaen 43rd down to 56th in the Rankings.

    Next season at the Midjord Stadion - Promotion, I will expect it. We've signed a Spanish youngster who should help and develop into a good player.



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    Season   Pos.  League              Cup             C.League      Euro Cup     Achievements
    2011     5th   2.divisjon Avd.3    Cupen 2nd Rnd   N/A           N/A          None
    2012     1st   2.divisjon Avd.3    Cupen 2nd Rnd   N/A           N/A          Promotion!
    2013     3rd   Adeccoligaen        Cupen 3rd Rnd   N/A           N/A          None

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    Just wanted to ask a general question. How is everyone doing with finances? I am having to spend well over my wage budget in order to keep a squad of palyers that are good enough for the Finnish Premier League. I am doing 2-3 tours a year to raise funds. The prize money (my best finish is 4th) has reached a max 68,000 pounds so far. Does anyone else do tours or have any other ways to make the cash? If you do tour, where do you go? I find (probably due to my seasons finishing mid season for all the top leagues) that I can only get them accepted by 'B' teams in spain.

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    I was 1k under my wage budget of 6k in our first season in the Adeccoligaen (Norwegian 2nd tier), best thing for of income before you make the CL is selling players unfortunately.

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    Budafok Hungarian Division 1 2022/23

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    The league was almost a walkover with a record number of points and goals scored. Nearly went through the season unbeaten winning the first 13 games before drawing to MTK (who i then then suffered my only loss to as well). I went out of the league cup to MTK in the quarter finals but gained my revenge by beating them in the hungarian cup final.
    In europe i went past Baku, Midjylland and Zestaponi winning all the ties comfortably to make the CL group stages. I performed ok in a group with Arsenal, fiorentina and Ajax to finish 3rd with 5 points and go into the euro cup 1st KO Rd. I lost the first leg away to PSV 2-0 and went behind early in the return leg before scoring 2 goals to win the match but not the tie.

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    The squad started the season very strong but no first teamers would enter new contract talks, this led to to several of them being sold in dec as they had only 6 months left. Hovesen (111 apps, 22 goals) Ivan (244 apps, 46 goals) left because of this, lebedev (78 apps, 29 goals) still had 18 months left but he asked to leave and i got 4.7 million + another 3.6 million 4 months later when i cashed in a sell on clause. Saidi (99 apps), Kouassi (242 apps, 13 goals), Stoian (89 apps, 11 goals) and Sylla (105 apps, 32 goals) were all sold as they were surplus to requirements. Williams was the star player and would have scored far more if he had not spent 5 months out with a broken leg.

    The finances are looking good and the training facilities were improved as a result, the shareholders then took 3.6 million to leave me with 15 million at the end of the season.

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    Season            League             Position       Hungarian Cup               League Cup              Europe              Achievements
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    2011/12        Second Division        10th               1st Rd                     -                     -                      None
    2012/13        Second Division        10th               1st Rd                     -                     -                      None
    2013/14        Second Division        10th               1st Rd                     -                     -                      None
    2014/15        Second Division        1st                2nd Rd                     -                     -                      League Winners
    2015/16        First Division         3rd                3rd Rd                 1st Stage                 -                      European Qualification
    2016/17        First Division         2nd                Winners                Semi-final         2nd QRd   Euro cup            European Qualification, HC Winner
    2017/18        First Division         1st                Winners                Semi-final         3rd QRd   Euro cup            League winnner, HC Winner
    2018/19        First Division         1st                Semi final             Quarter-final      3rd QRd   CL                  League winner
                                                                                                       4th QRd   Euro cup
    2019/20        First Division         3rd                4th Rd                 Semi-final         Cl Group stages               None
    2020/21        First Division         1st                4th Rd                 Winners            Euro Cup 1st KO Rd            League winnner, LC Winner
    2021/22        First Division         1st                Winner                 semi-final         4th QRd   CL                  League winner, HC Winner
                                                                                                       Group Stage   Euro cup                                                                                                 
    2022/23        First Division         1st                Winner                 Quarter-final      CL Group stages               League winner, HC Winner
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    League Ranking and standard - Club coefficient/League Coefficient
    15/16 - 71 (2*)
    16/17 - 52 (2.5*)
    17/18 - 59 (2*)
    18/19 - 58 (2*)
    19/20 - 68 (2*) - 381 /27
    20/21 - 50 (2.5*) - 211/27
    21/22 - 57 (2*) -125/22
    22/23 - 44 (2.5*) -113/20
    23/24 - 37 (2.5*) -70/19
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    I've been considering the various challenges for a while now and I've always loved this one, especially given the dynamic league situation now...........Interesting to see whether Marky Mark and Welsh Wizard can change the league reps significantly in their respective countries

    The addition of the Netherlands is an exciting option for me so I am holidaying there now.......I hear Amsterdam is a fun place to hang out

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    Firstly, the reset date for Holland is around 16/17 July - best save on 15th if you want some choice in picking your team. Only one team gets promoted into the Eredivisie. This year it was FC Oss



    On the plus side, we're already professional and finances are secure which should make things a little easier I hope! Here's confirmation that they've not been available in the game before

    Finally, here's my personal screen

    Watch out Ajax!

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    Sportist (General Toshevo) 2012/13 Season Update - Bulgarian "B" Group - Marky Mark!


    2011/12 - Bulgarian "B" Group - 14th

    2012/13 - Bulgarian "B" Group - 2nd
    38 Pld, 22 Won, 10 Drn, 6 Lst, 82 For, 41 Ag, +41 GD, 76 Pts

    Transfers / Star Players / Team Summary

    2013 Transfers

    Given I was over $1,000 over my wage budget last season, I was not able to sign any new players this season, however I did have 5 players who I signed on Bosmans last season join the club, as well as as a staggering 21 players on loan.

    Of the permanent Sportist (GT) players, the best one was experienced winger Radoslav Ivanov:

    Radoslav Ivanov - After being one of the better Sportist players last season with an average rating of 7.0, he lifted his game even more, and managed 12 goals and 8 assists at 7.16 from 37 games. At 32, his attributes are now very much in decline, but he is still one of the best Sportist players in the team, and in fact took home the Fans Player of the Year award

    However, in my eyes the star of the side this season was 22 year old striker Mustafa Sherif, a loanee from Bulgarian non-league club Pirin (Gotse Delchev):

    Mustafa Sherif - Looking at his attributes they don't look amazing, but somehow, it all came together, and Mustafa managed 17 goals and 10 assists at 7.41 from 29 games to set all sort of new Sportist (GT) records. I still don't know how he did it, but I'll be looking to loan him again next season to see if he can do it again!

    2013 Seasonal Best XI and Overall Best XI

    League / Domestic Cups

    The league started much better this season, and 9 games in I had only lost 1 game to be sitting in 2nd place! My for after that was a little inconsistent, and I dropped to as low as 8th place, before pickup up my game and getting back up to 2nd place with a month or two to go in the season... only a few points off first place, but also only a few points away from the rest of the pack. The team played well towards the end of the season, only losing 2 of the last 13 games, including a couple of 6-0 wins, however a few too many draws meant that first place was never really going to happen, and I ended up with 76 points, 4 points shy of first place. Whilst it was a little disappointing in the end, it's still good enough for automatic promotion, which was a little surprising given my squad hadn't changed that much from last season... maybe they just needed one season to gel together?

    2013 League Table and Graph

    In the Bulgarian Cup I performed a little better than last season, winning the 1st Round against non-league Hebros on penalties after it was 0-0, however was then knocked out 1-3 by "A" Group opposition in the 2nd Round.

    League Reputation: 47th (+17) - between Russian Cup and Russian Super Cup
    National Coefficient: 25th (-3) - between Poland and Norway

    Finances / Facilities

    Another season, another loss, this time $420k loss, resulting in a closing balance of -$720k... and I guess my current wage total being $1,000 per week over budget isn't helping, but even as it is I only have a paper thin squad which is propped up by loanees... hopefully I get a much bigger wage budget in the "A" Group

    2013 Finances

    Also, as per last season, I received a message telling me the plans for the new stadium had been blocked (despite me not asking for one), so we will once again be playing at 'unknown stadium'

    New Club Records
    Highest League Position: 2nd in "B" Group
    Highest Attendance: 961 v Nesebar Bulgarian Cup 2nd Round 14/11/2012
    Highest Gate Receipts: $2,000 v Nesebar Bulgarian Cup 2nd Round 14/11/2012
    Average Attendance: 658
    Biggest Win: 7-0 v Botev (Galabovo) (H) "B" Group 25/8/2012
    Most Games Won in Row: 4 - 9/2/2013 to 2/3/2013
    Most Games Without Losing: 9 - 30/3/2013 to 18/5/2013
    Most Games Without Conceding: 4 - 20/10/2012 to 3/11/2012
    Most Games Without Scoring: 3 - 27/10/2012 to 3/11/2012
    Top Goalscorer: Mustafa Sherif - 17
    Top League Goalscorer: Mustafa Sherif - 17
    Most Goals in a Match: Todor Todorov - 3 (v Botev (Galabovo) 25/8/2012)
    Most League Apps for Club: Radoslav Ivanov - 67
    Most League Goals for Club: Radoslav Ivanov - 20
    Oldest Player: Kaloyan Todorov - 36 years 55 days (v Bresnik (A) "B" Group 1/6/2013)
    Fastest Goal: Radoslav Ivanov - 53 seconds (v Chernomorets (Balchik) in the Bulgarian "B" Group 4/5/2013)

    So, after a terrible first season I have somehow managed promotion to the top division this season, but I think I will need to seriously strengthen my side just to survive, let's see if the board is willing to increase my salary budget despite my ever growing debt (which I'm not really worried about yet, but I will have to worry about it sooner or later!)

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    good luck with Oss saab... was disappointed to see Holland leave the Big Euro challenge (my main home) as i'd have liked to give it a go this year.

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    After winning the Champions league in my 4th season I've decided to not continue it a it's no fun at all tbh. So unrealistic to be able improve the squad so fast don't get me wrong the squad is not that good compare to other big teams in euro so my tactic has some blame I could change it but I made it to play how I like and it's made with the creator so can't work out what has made us win games must be luck with us not dominating games vs most teams in euro.

    Shame as I wanted this to be my final save and continue it for quite a few seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welsh Wizard View Post
    After winning the Champions league in my 4th season I've decided to not continue it a it's no fun at all tbh. So unrealistic to be able improve the squad so fast don't get me wrong the squad is not that good compare to other big teams in euro so my tactic has some blame I could change it but I made it to play how I like and it's made with the creator so can't work out what has made us win games must be luck with us not dominating games vs most teams in euro.

    Shame as I wanted this to be my final save and continue it for quite a few seasons.

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    Could you upload your tactic by any chance? :-)

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    NK Dravograd - Slovenian Second Division - Introduction


    So, a bit of background. I've been trying to complete this challenge in Slovenia since 2007. I've tried with Tolmin, Sencur, Krka and Sampion over the last four years, and each time I have turned them into the dominant force in Slovenian football, got them regularly past the CL group stages, and never once made it past the CL quarter finals.

    The usual pattern is to scrap survival in the first season, challenge for promotion in the second, go up in the third, go down again in the fourth, sweep the league in the fifth, consolidate in the sixth, and then I'm away. It's a ******* in Slovenia. First few years you can't attract anyone foreign at all, then you start to get Eastern Europe interested, and get stuck on the non-EU rules, and then eventually you can nick players from Austria and Belgium, as well as the world, but you can never hold on to them past a season as they decide they want to move on. Pretty much every season in the CL, 3/4 of my squad has been "Unh".

    Still, this year we have dynamic league reputation, and I hope that will help, so I'm starting, as always, with the team predicted to finish bottom. Dravograd is a town on the Austrian border, and the team actually has some history, playing top flight football in the last decade, and finalists in the Slovenian Cup 8 years ago. A stadium which holds 2300 is better than some at this level, and they play in green, which I like.

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    Initial squad looks ok-ish. No young talent, but a handful of players who may not embarass me straight away. Looks like it's going to need wing-backs though, which might be interesting..

    I have 3 kids and a job, so might not be the quickest to update, but I'm here and determined to be the first to complete this challenge in Slovenia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welsh Wizard View Post
    After winning the Champions league in my 4th season I've decided to not continue it a it's no fun at all tbh. So unrealistic to be able improve the squad so fast don't get me wrong the squad is not that good compare to other big teams in euro so my tactic has some blame I could change it but I made it to play how I like and it's made with the creator so can't work out what has made us win games must be luck with us not dominating games vs most teams in euro.

    Shame as I wanted this to be my final save and continue it for quite a few seasons.

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    Maybe try taking over a team that isnt in a league that is easy to dominate. Try Scandenavia or one of the stonger leagues, im in Finland and in 2019 and still havent even made the qualifiers for CL! Its a strong league with 2 teams beating 3rd by about 20 points a season, should be more of a challenge than Wales.

    And dont think im bad mouthing wales, i lived there for 5 years and played semi pro, it just isnt a stong league!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spotg View Post


    NK Dravograd - Slovenian Second Division - Introduction


    So, a bit of background. I've been trying to complete this challenge in Slovenia since 2007. I've tried with Tolmin, Sencur, Krka and Sampion over the last four years, and each time I have turned them into the dominant force in Slovenian football, got them regularly past the CL group stages, and never once made it past the CL quarter finals.

    The usual pattern is to scrap survival in the first season, challenge for promotion in the second, go up in the third, go down again in the fourth, sweep the league in the fifth, consolidate in the sixth, and then I'm away. It's a ******* in Slovenia. First few years you can't attract anyone foreign at all, then you start to get Eastern Europe interested, and get stuck on the non-EU rules, and then eventually you can nick players from Austria and Belgium, as well as the world, but you can never hold on to them past a season as they decide they want to move on. Pretty much every season in the CL, 3/4 of my squad has been "Unh".

    Still, this year we have dynamic league reputation, and I hope that will help, so I'm starting, as always, with the team predicted to finish bottom. Dravograd is a town on the Austrian border, and the team actually has some history, playing top flight football in the last decade, and finalists in the Slovenian Cup 8 years ago. A stadium which holds 2300 is better than some at this level, and they play in green, which I like.

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    Initial squad looks ok-ish. No young talent, but a handful of players who may not embarass me straight away. Looks like it's going to need wing-backs though, which might be interesting..

    I have 3 kids and a job, so might not be the quickest to update, but I'm here and determined to be the first to complete this challenge in Slovenia
    hope you can get it mate, if you do are you going to keep trying this every year with a slovenian team or try something else?

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    If I ever complete this challenge in Slovenia I'll move on.

    Already have my eye on the bonus leagues challenge in Liechtenstein, or maybe something in South America.

    But it will probably be July before I need to worry about that!

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    NK Olimpija Osijek - 1.HNL (Croatian Premier Division) - 2020/2021 Season review



    Transfer market

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    There were some considerable changes on the Summer as we kept on attacking the african and south american market, altho as usual the cheapest players tended to make more impact, the likes of Nwachi, Salomón and Hendricks turning out to have disappointing seasons. Meanwhile, keeper Gérson Coimbra who served us for many seasons had to leave as he wouldn't agree on a new contract - the egyptian Arafa Saleh arrived to replace him.

    Later on January there was a bit of a revolution again as the board agreed to let me use the money we won on the Champions League. So I splashed 4.3 millions on a promising brazilian midfielder named Nenę, in an unprecedented extravagant move for the club. Meanwhile, a few underperforming high-profile players left, namely Cherkaoui, Diabakaté and the young striker John Antwi, who I disliked for a lack of finishing skills, left for a nice 1.5M fee + 50% of future transfer profits.

    Domestic league

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    (Progress)

    I'm not sure it's worth writing a lot as the 1.HNL is becoming a bit of a formality by now. Nevertheless we followed the already traditional pattern of trailing Hajduk closely for the first part of the season, then watch with a cheeky grin on our face as they completely fell apart as always after the winter break - same time we hit top form. By the end we had accumulated a ridiculous 16 points lead, breaking the records for most goals and most points. We conceded too much, though.

    Europe

    (Champions League campaign)

    We had a bit of an unlucky draw to begin with, having to face slovenian champions Maribor and so we failed to score for the first 75 minutes at home - but then we scored 4 in 15 minutes and decided it, despite losing in Slovenia afterwards. Then we had two ridiculously easy draws to counter it. First we faced estonian champions Levadia and we breezed past them with an aggregate 11-2 score. Then we faced the completely unknown finnish squad of IFK Mariehamm, surely within our reach? It turned out to be much tougher than expected, as we lost in Finland 2-1, then only a penalty and the away goals rule decided it in our favour back in Croatia. Underwhelming, but that clinched the qualification for the Champions League for the first time in our history.

    The nice fat 7 million cheque we received from that meant nothing when it came to face the next few opponents - Rangers, Benfica and Barcelona. We tied Rangers away to begin with in a sensational match, but then I forgot to save the game and when I replayed it we lost. A crazy 5-3 defeat to Benfica followed then another two obligatory defeats to Barcelona. Amazingly, we then did beat Rangers 1-0 with a goal by Antwi in the 92nd minute, which kept our hopes up for the possibility of clinching 3rd place and continuing in the Europa League. Only to be humiliated in Lisbon vs Benfica with an heavy 5-0 loss which ended our campaign.

    The cup

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    Oh dear, this was a disaster. We had already struggled to beat Slaven Belupo in our first match, but I didn't expect what came afterwards. We were matched against our new feeder club, the 2.HNL side Hrvatski Dragovoljac, and despite leading 2-0 after 15 minutes they'd soon tie the game, and resist all the way to penalties. And then Edgardo Garro missed a kick and we lost. No domestic double this time.

    Best eleven

    (Squad and stats)

    GK - Arafa Saleh
    DR - Nikola Tkalcic
    DL - Marcel Novko
    DC - Stipe Buric
    DC - Vladica Vasic
    MC - Nenę
    MC - Edgardo Garro
    AMR - Fermín Rodríguez
    AML - Nicolás Olivares
    ST - Osama Hamed
    ST - Simphiwe Vilakazi

    The superstar this year was the egyptian forward Osama Hamed who suddenly started scoring goals and wouldn't stop. Brilliant season, easily became the top scorer of the league and broke all club scorer records of the legendary Zeljko Sablic, who scored so many for us back in the 2.HNL days.

    Now what?

    We keep going. We're obviously still nowhere near good enough to challenge for the Champions League title, so that's why I'm trying to build up a squad for the future with a few highly promising youngsters. The super-expensive Nenę is the big name there, but expect to hear a lot in the future about players like Pablo Cellerino and Ntokozo Matkhoba who are in the verge of breaking into the first team.

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    2011/12    2.HNL - 15th     1st round    ---                    Relegated; tycoon takes over but too late
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    NK Olimpija Osijek
    2012/13    2.HNL - 11th     ---          ---                    Avoided relegation
    2013/14    2.HNL - 4th      2nd round    ---                    Fought for a promotion playoff spot
    2014/15    2.HNL - 4th      1st round    ---                    Fought for a promotion playoff spot
    2015/16    2.HNL - 3rd      1st round    ---                    Missed promotion by 1 point
    2016/17    2.HNL - 1st      1st round    ---                    Promoted, 2.HNL champions
    2017/18    1.HNL - 2nd      ---          ---                    Fought for the title, qualified for Europe
    2018/19    1.HNL - 1st      Winners      EL 3rd Q rnd           Domestic double
    2019/20    1.HNL - 1st      Winners      CL playoff, EL groups  Domestic double
    2020/21    1.HNL - 1st      2nd round    CL groups              Champions again
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    Sportist (General Toshevo) 2013/14 Season Update - Bulgarian "B" Group - Marky Mark!


    2011/12 - Bulgarian "B" Group - 14th
    2012/13 - Bulgarian "B" Group - 2nd - Promotion!

    2013/14 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 13th
    30 Pld, 8 Won, 9 Drn, 13 Lst, 42 For, 66 Ag, -24 GD, 33 Pts

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    2014 Transfers

    Finally, promotion to the top league has resulted in an increase in my wage budget (despite my growing debt), and I went to work in using it up, signing 26 new players, as well as 7 additional players on loan, to once again go over my wage budget, despite also letting go 17 players on free transfers to other clubs.

    Of the many new signings, the most impressive looking one was 30 year old midfielder Daniel Gadzhev:

    Daniel Gadzhev - Despite only being picked up in January and playing 10 games at 6.87, he looks a quality player (well, compared to the rest of the squad), and I'm hoping will be able to lead the side next season

    However, the Fan's Player of the Season was also a new signing, signed at the start of the season, and that was 31 year old winger / striker Doncho Atanasov:

    Doncho Atanasov - Although he only got 3 goals from 26 games at 6.9, he also had a record 11 assists, which in an otherwise poor season is quite an achievement! Whilst he doesn't have many years left (similar to a lot of my signings, who were mostly on the older side), he should be able to play another important role in the side next season.

    2014 Seasonal Best XI and Overall Best XI

    League / Domestic Cups

    I was prepared for a tough season, but even then I was disappointed to loose 5 games in a row early in the season, and after 11 games I was dead last, with a lot of work to do. After that the side's form picked up, and they got as high as 11th, but then a few injuries to key players really hurt, and I went on another loosing streak, and with two games to go I was 15th, but only a couple of points off 13th and safety. Somehow, I managed to win my last two games (against other relegation threatened sides), and that was enough to climb into 13th, 3 points above the relegation zone! It was very close, but in the end the side did just enough to survive!

    2014 League Table and Graph

    In the Bulgarian Cup I again managed to win my first game against non-league opposition, but then lost 0-3 in the 3rd Round

    League Reputation: 48th (+1) - between Cypriot A Division and Greek Cup
    National Coefficient: 23rd (-2) - between Serbia and Cyprus

    Finances / Facilities

    There were two items of note this season, and both happened towards the end of the season

    Firstly, with the club hemorrhaging money, there was a club takeover, and whilst there was a message that there would be no injection of cash, I noticed that my $1.6M debt was gone, and had been replaced with a Bank Loan over the next 25 years - which I was happy to see

    Secondly, the club decided that it was finally going to build a new "Sportist (General Toshevo)" Stadium, a 3412 all seater stadium, so I could finally move out of 'unknown stadium'. Oddly, I was told this would take 2 years to complete, and in the mean time I would ground share with Sportist (General Toshevo), and my club info now states that I am currently playing in the Sportist stadium which was built in 2016 - 2 years in the future! This lead to another bank loan, but only for $325k (pretty cheap for a new stadium??)

    Due to all these loans, it shows the club made a profit of $867k, but this is due to $1.9m of loans, meaning I really made a $800k loss... I really need a new sponsorship deal or some European prize money before all the board start to notice all this debt

    2014 Finances

    New Club Records
    Highest League Position: 13th in "A" Group
    Highest Attendance: 2,385 v CSKA (Sofia) "A" Group 15/3/2014
    Highest Gate Receipts: $9,000 v CSKA (Sofia) "A" Group 15/3/2014
    Average Attendance: 1,300
    Biggest Defeat: 7-1 v Chernomorets (Burgas) (A) "A" Group 28/9/2013
    Highest Scoring Game: 7-1 v Chernomorets (Burgas) (A) "A" Group 28/9/2013
    Highest Scoring League Game: 7-1 v Chernomorets (Burgas) (A) "A" Group 28/9/2013
    Most Games Lost in Row: 5 - 1/9/2013 to 5/10/2013
    Most Assists: Doncho Atanasov - 11
    Fastest Goal: Vasil Velev - 34 seconds (v Slavia (Sofia) in the Bulgarian "A" Group 24/8/2013)


    So, whilst I acheived my goal of avoiding relegation (just), I was quite disapointed at how my first season in the top flight went, and will really be looking to improve for next season!
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    Marky Mark! How are you finding Bulgaria as compared to N. Ireland, you have certainly changed the squad a lot, perhaps a season of bonding will help for next season.

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    It sucks I can't do this cos I started with added levels in several countries, including Iceland which I'm managing in

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    Budafok Hungarian Division 1 2023/24

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    I started this season well and was hoping to be unbeaten in the league, i was unbeaten and had a big points advantage going into the winter break. After the break and with the loss of several first teamers, the team lost the first league game and struggled a bit, only just winning the title mostly thanks to the failure of other teams to put together a good run. I won both the league cup and Hungarian cup which was my first domestic treble.
    In the CL qualifiers i was comfortable in the first 2 rounds but squeezed past Finnish Jaro 3-1 on agg to make the group stages again.
    I gained 4 points off Ajax but finished last due to poor performances against Bayern and Inter who were not that strong really.
    Finances are looking good and i had some further improvements in the training and youth facilities plus an academy. I am hoping i might get a youth player come through capable of making the first team, i had a few english players come through this year, one who was rated at 2.5 stars potential.

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    My squad started the season witht the strongest squad i'd ever had, but 4 first teamers left in jan as their contracts had 6 months left and they would not enter talks over a new one. For Jensen ( 161 apps, 16 goals) and Williams (127 apps, 58 goals) replacements already existed in the squad but Yameogo (182 apps, 25 goals) and Daniel (103 apps, 7 goals) were 2 of my best players.
    Kaoua (352 apps, 3 goals) held the record for most apps and was the club captain but i felt that 1 million was too good to turn down especially with Pereira joining. Cesar (115 apps, 11 goals) was wanting a huge salary increase so i sold him as well. Ferraira was a record purchase and is described as the next Ronaldo. Cheaper was Ali who has already shown great promise. 2 other highly recommended players arrived in the form of Andrade and Smajlovic
    My star player was yet again Arkhipov, still my best player even though not rated highly by my coaches. Signed 6 years ago on a free he now has 160 goals in 235 apps.


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    Season            League             Position       Hungarian Cup               League Cup              Europe              Achievements
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    2011/12        Second Division        10th               1st Rd                     -                     -                      None
    2012/13        Second Division        10th               1st Rd                     -                     -                      None
    2013/14        Second Division        10th               1st Rd                     -                     -                      None
    2014/15        Second Division        1st                2nd Rd                     -                     -                      League Winners
    2015/16        First Division         3rd                3rd Rd                 1st Stage                 -                      European Qualification
    2016/17        First Division         2nd                Winners                Semi-final         2nd QRd   Euro cup            European Qualification, HC Winner
    2017/18        First Division         1st                Winners                Semi-final         3rd QRd   Euro cup            League winnner, HC Winner
    2018/19        First Division         1st                Semi final             Quarter-final      3rd QRd   CL                  League winner
                                                                                                       4th QRd   Euro cup
    2019/20        First Division         3rd                4th Rd                 Semi-final         Cl Group stages               None
    2020/21        First Division         1st                4th Rd                 Winners            Euro Cup 1st KO Rd            League winnner, LC Winner
    2021/22        First Division         1st                Winner                 semi-final         4th QRd   CL                  League winner, HC Winner
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    2022/23        First Division         1st                Winner                 Quarter-final      CL Group stages               League winner, HC Winner
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    2023/24        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winners            CL Group stages               Domestic treble
    League Ranking / standard - Club coefficient/League Coefficient
    15/16 - 71 (2*)
    16/17 - 52 (2.5*)
    17/18 - 59 (2*)
    18/19 - 58 (2*)
    19/20 - 68 (2*) - 381 /27
    20/21 - 50 (2.5*) - 211/27
    21/22 - 57 (2*) -125/22
    22/23 - 44 (2.5*) -113/20
    23/24 - 37 (2.5*) -70/19
    24/25 - 30 (2.5*) -52/17

    the league standard and coefficent increased all thanks to my efforts as yet again other hungarian teams made almost no progress at all.
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    Just one quick question. When i start a new game i can only load one nations leagues? for example if i want to start in Ireland i can only load that nation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by axlroze89 View Post
    Just one quick question. When i start a new game i can only load one nations leagues? for example if i want to start in Ireland i can only load that nation?
    that is correct

    "Getting started
    Load a game with all the available divisions within the nation you have selected; only one nation is allowed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    Marky Mark! How are you finding Bulgaria as compared to N. Ireland, you have certainly changed the squad a lot, perhaps a season of bonding will help for next season.
    Yeah, struggling a bit, and I'm sure it is in part due to my constant playing in the transfer market... but the squad should stay fairly static now (only because I don't have any more room in my wage budget to sign any more players!), so I'll see if that helps the team at all.

    Seems your making progress in Hungary, qualifying for the CL Group Stage again, I'm sure it wont be long until you get into the knockout rounds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky Mark! View Post
    Yeah, struggling a bit, and I'm sure it is in part due to my constant playing in the transfer market... but the squad should stay fairly static now (only because I don't have any more room in my wage budget to sign any more players!), so I'll see if that helps the team at all.

    Seems your making progress in Hungary, qualifying for the CL Group Stage again, I'm sure it wont be long until you get into the knockout rounds!
    Are you clairvoyant? In spite of a weaker squad overall and Ferreira being injured for 10 months i have done just that, suspect i won't go further as i'm playing Athletico Madrid who have reached the semi's at least for the last 4 years.
    The 5 foreigners rule in hungary is beginning to cause me trouble as 8 of my first choice 18 are foreign.

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    Giving this a go with Barry Town in the Welsh Premier. Will post updates at the start. middle and end of the season.
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    Gundo - IL Brodd Adeccoligaen End of season report 2014


    2014 proved to be an excellent season in the history of IL Brodd. It actually went down to the final round of games in the end and after floating around the top half of the table for much of the season, we finally became champions after a memorable 2-0 win over 10th place Tromsdalen in our last game.

    Players of note - Oddgeir Salte achieved our highest average rating of 7.47. Youngster Aleksander Solberg picked up most assists with 10. Top goalscorer went to our captain Espen Nćss Lund who notched 16 goals. Geir Andre Herrem was impressive once again and the pacey front man weighed in with some crucial goals and lead the line for much of the campaign.

    Our Cupen campaign was truly awful and lasted one game as we exited in the first round at the hands of 2.divisjon FK Jerv!

    I'm happy with how things went this season, however I think we'll need to invest in plenty of new faces, more so in youth to help the club going forward for the future. I'm delighted we have managed to to reach the Tippeligaen after only four seasons, it's actually a personally record for me.

    Tippeligaen 56th up to 44th in the Rankings.

    Next season at the Midjord Stadion - After promotion to the top flight of Norwegian football we will be looking for survival first and foremost, then maybe a decent cup run.


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    Season   Pos.  League              Cup             C.League      Euro Cup     Achievements
    2011     5th   2.divisjon Avd.3    Cupen 2nd Rnd   N/A           N/A          None
    2012     1st   2.divisjon Avd.3    Cupen 2nd Rnd   N/A           N/A          Promotion!
    2013     3rd   Adeccoligaen        Cupen 3rd Rnd   N/A           N/A          None
    2014     1st   Adeccoligaen        Cupen 1st Rnd   N/A           N/A          Promotion!
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    You don't have to start unemployed, you just retire your 'holiday man' profile and add a new manager, then take control of one of the newly promoted clubs.

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    I'm finding our first season in the Tippeligaen with Brodd much harder. I found it difficult to sign quality players and performance wise, we are leaking goals left, right and centre! Kind of enjoying the challenge though.

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    After a promising start to the season i barely edged out relegation in final two games. My main problem was in the back line, and that is something i need to address for the next season. Started the season in the top 5 for around 8 games and then everything fell apart and i ended up going 12 games without a win which completely crushed my teams morale completely. Then i started to get the odd win which was enough to secure my place in the premier division.

    Transfers
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    Best Player Gareth Williams, managed to get this really great play maker who contributed a lot early on but faded away near the end.
    Top Goalscorer da Silva, great little player managed to bag 9 goals in all competitions even though he was out a lot because of injuries.
    Team Overall poor to decent team
    Season Summary

    Goals for next season: Finish above mid-table. Strengthen the back line and sign a quality right midfielder, possibly a new striker as well.

    How do you guys put that code where you can enter where you finish in all competitions?
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    Make yourself a .txt file in which you sort out the layout for it, and then use the tag [*code][*/code] (without the asterisks), and just copy/paste from your .txt file to keep the formatting the same.

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    Sportist (General Toshevo) 2014/15 Season Update - Bulgarian "B" Group - Marky Mark!


    2011/12 - Bulgarian "B" Group - 14th
    2012/13 - Bulgarian "B" Group - 2nd - Promotion!
    2013/14 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 13th

    2014/15 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 6th, Bulgarian Cup Winners!
    30 Pld, 12 Won, 10 Drn, 8 Lst, 61 For, 55 Ag, +6 GD, 46 Pts

    Transfers / Star Players / Team Summary

    2015 Transfers

    After all of the transfers made last season, I only brought in 6 players this season, all on free transfers (3 from Bulgaria, 3 from African clubs), and also let go of 16 players who were no longer needed, including the sale of a backup goalkeeper for $70k, the first time I made money on a player.

    Whilst most of the new signings had a good debut season, one in particular stood out, and took out the Fan's Player of the Season - Luis Eduardo

    Luis Eduardo: The 30 year old Brazilian striker, who due to spending 5 years in Bulgaria also had Bulgarian nationality, had a great debut season, top scoring for Sportist GT with 16 goals in 25 games at 7.20, as well as 8 assists and 4 MoM - whilst he is one of several who is now over 30 (it seems the only decent players that will sign for me are 28+), I'm sure he can keep up his form next season!

    2015 Seasonal Best XI and Overall Best XI

    League / Domestic Cups

    The season started off much better than previous seasons, and after 7 games I was sitting pretty in 2nd place, not far off top spot. However, then, as has happened in previous seasons, Sportist GT had one of their now usual mid season slumps, and half way through the season they had sunk back down to 10th, and I thought I was in for another relegation battle. However, the team managed to string a few wins together after the Christmas break, and got back as high as 5th, almost touching that elusive 4th place (which granted European football), however in an incredible close finish to the season, where teams 4 to 7 all ended on 46 points, Sportist GT ended in 6th place - not quite top 4, but a much better effort than last season's 13th.

    2015 League Table and Graph

    The Bulgarian Cup meanwhile went amazingly well. After starting with a tight 1-0 win against non-league opposition in the 2nd round, I had two extra time wins, 1-0 and 3-2, both against "B" Group opposition, which saw me into the Semi-Final against "A" Group side Sliven 2000, who were 2nd last. It was another tight match, and another 1-0 win to see Sportist GT into the final, against defending Cup and League champions Litex.

    Whilst Sportist were big underdogs in the final, they dominated from the start, and goals in the 30th and 47th minute had them looking comfortable. When Sportist striker Eduardo was brought down in the box and converted the penalty to give them a 3-0 lead in the 68th minute, as well as having a Litex player sent off, I thought it was all over... however Litex then went on to score in the 75th and 80th minute to lead to a nervous last 10 minutes, but Sportist GT managed to hold on to a well deserved 3-2 win to lift the cup, and more importantly earn a spot in the Europa League next season!

    Bulgarian Cup Final: Sportist (General Toshevo) 3 - Litex (Lovech) 2

    League Reputation: 37th (-10) - between Israeli State Cup and Swiss Super League
    National Coefficient: 21st (-2) - between Belgium and Switzerland

    Finances / Facilities

    After taking out a $1.9m loan to help prop up the finances and also fund a stadium, I quickly went to work putting the bank balance back into the red, and managed to do so, generating a -$500k loss for the season, and bringing the bank balance down to -$337k... I am really looking forward to the Europa League money next season!

    I also talked the board into improving the Youth Recruitment Network (currently Limited), but that was canceled after the planning stage due to a lack of funds

    2015 Finances

    New Club Records
    Highest League Position: 6th in "A" Group
    Highest Attendance: 2,489 v CSKA (Sofia) "A" Group 26/9/2014
    Highest Gate Receipts: $100,000 v CSKA (Sofia) "A" Group 26/9/2014
    Average Attendance: 1,537
    Most Games Without Losing: 12 - 7/3/2015 to 20/5/2015
    Most Assists: Mduduzi Zulu - 18
    Highest Average Rating: Luis Eduardo - 7.20 (25 apps)
    Highest Transfer Fee Received: $70,000 (Dimitar Pantev to Botev (Plovdiv) - 7/7/2014)
    Total Transfer Income: $60,000
    Fastest Goal: Suleiman Okpara - 20 seconds (v Pirin (Blagoevgrad) in the Bulgarian "A" Group 15/11/2014)
    Last edited by Marky Mark!; 07-02-2011 at 12:31.

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    Marky Mark! Looks like you are making progress, can't help but notice how you refer to the team as Dunloy

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    It took 8 competitive fixtures for Dravograd fans to see a match which didn't end in a 1-0 scoreline one way or the other. And it was a 2-0 defeat.

    I'd forgotten how much I hated the first season of this challenge

    Anyway, winter break is here, we're out of the bottom 2 on goal difference, and there are some strikers coming in the window. We have a chance of finishing 8th and meeting our target for the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    Marky Mark! Looks like you are making progress, can't help but notice how you refer to the team as Dunloy
    Hahaha... force of habbit - thanks for pointing it out!

    I am making progress, but I just don't know where to look to find better players (as opposed to the Northern Irish leagues, where the answer was England), but the team is slowly getting better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spotg View Post
    It took 8 competitive fixtures for Dravograd fans to see a match which didn't end in a 1-0 scoreline one way or the other. And it was a 2-0 defeat.

    I'd forgotten how much I hated the first season of this challenge

    Anyway, winter break is here, we're out of the bottom 2 on goal difference, and there are some strikers coming in the window. We have a chance of finishing 8th and meeting our target for the season.
    First season always sucks, I can't really get going on my save until i've played the last league game of the first season.

    It's funny your exploits in Slovenia sound the same as what I've been through in Norway, repeated efforts to complete this challenge with each version of FM. I will hopefully complete it one day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky Mark! View Post
    Hahaha... force of habbit - thanks for pointing it out!

    I am making progress, but I just don't know where to look to find better players (as opposed to the Northern Irish leagues, where the answer was England), but the team is slowly getting better...
    its probably similar to Hungary, Trialling in Africans and scouting Eastern Europe. Scandinavia when your rep gets high enough. When you can scout the world go to South America, I can field a whole team of them , Unfortunately only 5 can get in the squad for matches

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    Barry Town 2012/13

    I went into the season looking to secure a safe mid-table position and to everyone’s surprise ended up in fighting for the championship up until the very last games. Much of that due to a great back line that I managed to assemble during the off season. Bringing in players like Webster, who’s an absolute beast in the air and Lynch who provides great support for Webster at the back.


    The season started slow with a record of four wins and three losses and continued at that pace up until December when I won seven games in arrow from December 15th to January 30th. This impressive run saw me top of the table with around 10 games to go and a six point lead. At this point I was feeling pretty confided in pulling an upset and winning the league. My players where in really good form and everything was going great until my form dipped a little and saw me loose three games in a row and drop my lead. After that I managed to scrape some victories to end up in third place and secure a playoff spot to see who qualifies for the Euro Cup.


    The playoffs where relatively easy with me winning both games comfortably and giving Barry Town European Football once again!


    Goals for next season: Win the League, improve my game at cup level and participate in the European Champions Cup.

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    Top Scorer: Rob Turner (29 apps. – 13 goals) Average Rating: 7.39
    Best Player: Martin Webster (32 apps. – 8 goals) Average Rating: 7.30


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      2011/12    Welsh Premier   11th     3rd Round    Quarter Final    N/A        Avoided Relegation
      2012/13    Welsh Premier   3rd       3rd Round    First Round      N/A        Spot for Euro Cup 1st round

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    its probably similar to Hungary, Trialling in Africans and scouting Eastern Europe. Scandinavia when your rep gets high enough. When you can scout the world go to South America, I can field a whole team of them , Unfortunately only 5 can get in the squad for matches
    How many years do players take to get hungarian nationality? In Croatia all they need to do is learn the croatian language and stay there for 2 years + a few months of paperwork, then they stop counting as foreigners... Even then I still have the same problem as you, can't field all the players I want at once, in the domestic competitions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noikeee View Post
    How many years do players take to get hungarian nationality? In Croatia all they need to do is learn the croatian language and stay there for 2 years + a few months of paperwork, then they stop counting as foreigners... Even then I still have the same problem as you, can't field all the players I want at once, in the domestic competitions!
    5 long years, most of my players don't stay at the club that long

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    NK Dravograd - Slovenian Second Division - 2011/12

    2011/12 - Slovenian Second Division - 7th
    P27 W9 D5 L13, F22 A26 GD -4 Pts 32


    Was a wretchedly dull start to the season. It took 8 competitive games until we saw a result that was not 1-0 in one direction or another. We reached the winter break (15 games in) in 8th on goal difference, and having scored 6 (SIX) goals in that time. Luckily our defence was proper stingy and we managed to sneak some wins, including a single victory in the cup over one of my old clubs Tolmin.

    Discovered a couple of strikers playing as amateurs in Austria over the winter, got them in for 50 quid each, paid them huge money by our standards, and they made a huge difference, Rebol finishing as top scorer for the season with 6 in 10, and allowing us to sneak ahead of Sencur into 7th, finishing 10 points clear of relegated Krsko and Kranj. We gathered 20 points from the last 12 games, a record which projected over the whole season would see us finish 3rd.

    I think overall this ranks as the best first season I've had in Slovenia. Finished 7th, didn't finish below a single one of my previous teams in this challenge (Sencur 8th, Krsko 9th, Tolmin, Sampion and Krka all non-league).

    Hopes for next season have to be to get a physio in (!!), get some decent players in on loan from the top flight, especially now we have Koper as a parent club, and crack on towards the top of the league.


    Key Players

    Top Scorer: MAtej Rebol (10 apps. – 6 goals) Average Rating: 7.02
    Best Player: Gregor Ovcar (14(8) apps. – 4 goals) Average Rating: 7.04


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      2011/12    2nd             7th       2nd Round   N/A        Avoided Relegation

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    And you think you have it bad for nationalising players?

    It's 10 years in Slovenia, and you are only allowed 3 non-EU players in the squad for domestic games.


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    Gundo - IL Brodd Tippeligaen End of season report 2015


    League
    I was expecting a struggle this season which in truth never really materialized, we sat between the relegation places and mid table for much it. I was a little surprised we managed to finish in 10th place, winning our last two games (one of them our best result of the season away to SK Brann) really helped us move us up, while all the clubs around us lost there remaining couple of games. We might have finished higher and maybe even won the Cupen if we hadn't have been besieged with injuries to key players for much of the campaign.

    Cupen
    We managed to get to the semi final stage of the Norwegian Cup, only to have a place in the final at Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo cruelly robbed at the death.

    The Players
    Odd Gier Salte was key at the back, he even managed a few goals. He's been with us since season one.
    Aleksander Solberg was our best performing player when after twelve games he picked up a serious virus ruling him out for 8 months!
    Wing Forward Joachim Magussen was my player of the season, top scorer with 7 and averaged just over 7 for the season. Picked him up on a free at the start of the season.

    Other news included our stadium capacity being increased being 2,400 seats to 5,400, we ground shared with neighbors Viking FK while the work was carried out.

    Tippeligaen 44th up to 34th in the Rankings.

    Next season at the Midjord Stadion - Improve on 10th place and try to win the Cupen.

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    2011     5th   2.divisjon Avd.3    Cupen 2nd Rnd     N/A           N/A          None
    2012     1st   2.divisjon Avd.3    Cupen 2nd Rnd     N/A           N/A          Promotion!
    2013     3rd   Adeccoligaen        Cupen 3rd Rnd     N/A           N/A          None
    2014     1st   Adeccoligaen        Cupen 1st Rnd     N/A           N/A          Promotion!
    2015     10th  Tippeligaen         Cupen Semi Final  N/A           N/A          None
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    Decide to try this again this time in Norway here Profile one

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    here is a little bit of information about the club Stĺlkameratene

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    Stĺlkameratene[END OF SEASON REPORT 2011

    My first ever season in Noway, and I decided to pick the manage the smallest, average team I could find, and make them world beaters... enter Stĺlkameratene with an Semi reputation, a stadium of 350 people sitting and standing 1000 and with the Training Facilities fairly basic, and the youth Facilities adequate and the youth recruitment program basic i thought try and improve this area.. this certainly would be a challenge!
    anyway we had a good season in my opinion finished in 4th Place when my media prediction was 12

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    League Ghraph

    So this was my Best Eleven

    Star Player and top Goal Scorer

    well there's two here they are

    Arnulf Imingen
    Eivind Aasen

    Aims for next season
    improve first team and youth team and the clubs finish

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    Budafok Hungarian Division 1 2024/25

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    The league was a lot tougher than it looked as i didn't play very well in many games but managed to just sneak a win. Debrecen still seem incapable of mounting a proper challenge when they have a higher rep as they keep beating me to the signing of some players.
    I was able to retain both the league and hungarian cups reasonably easily.
    In europe i got into the group stages with no problems at all and for the first time had what i considered an easier group.
    Although i lost to Barcelona i won the other 4 games to finish 2nd. In the knockout stage i faced last years winner A Madrid. I drew 1-1 thanks to facing 10 men for 86 mins before losing 3-0 in the 2nd leg.

    Squad

    Transfers

    Ferreira was injured for 10 months and Arkipov also missed several chunks of the season along with Muriqui. This meant that Ali had to step up which he did well although Arkipov still ended as top scorer. In midfield i signed Gilson for only 750K who was a Central defender and changed him from accomplished to natural in central midfield and he did very well as the defensive minded CM, i sold Rexhapi who had been playing in this role. I also signed Claudio 2 years ago and he finally arrived but he was mostly a backup due to Sorensen's good form.
    My other main purchase was Zouita who was very cheap and is rated my best player.
    Kaminski (317 apps 3 goals) was let go as he was no longer good enough for the squad.

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    Season            League             Position       Hungarian Cup               League Cup              Europe              Achievements
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    2011/12        Second Division        10th               1st Rd                     -                     -                      None
    2012/13        Second Division        10th               1st Rd                     -                     -                      None
    2013/14        Second Division        10th               1st Rd                     -                     -                      None
    2014/15        Second Division        1st                2nd Rd                     -                     -                      League Winners
    2015/16        First Division         3rd                3rd Rd                 1st Stage                 -                      European Qualification
    2016/17        First Division         2nd                Winners                Semi-final         2nd QRd   Euro cup            European Qualification, HC Winner
    2017/18        First Division         1st                Winners                Semi-final         3rd QRd   Euro cup            League winnner, HC Winner
    2018/19        First Division         1st                Semi final             Quarter-final      3rd QRd   CL                  League winner
                                                                                                       4th QRd   Euro cup
    2019/20        First Division         3rd                4th Rd                 Semi-final         Cl Group stages               None
    2020/21        First Division         1st                4th Rd                 Winners            Euro Cup 1st KO Rd            League winnner, LC Winner
    2021/22        First Division         1st                Winners                semi-final         4th QRd   CL                  League winner, HC Winner
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    2022/23        First Division         1st                Winners                Quarter-final      CL Group stages               League winner, HC Winner
                                                                                                       1st KO Rd   Euro cup
    2023/24        First Division         1st                Winners                Winners            CL Group stages               Domestic treble                                                                
    
    2024/25        First Division         1st                Winners                Winners            CL 1st KO Rd                  Domestic treble
    League Ranking (standard) - Club coefficient/League Coefficient
    15/16 - 71 (2*)
    16/17 - 52 (2.5*)
    17/18 - 59 (2*)
    18/19 - 58 (2*)
    19/20 - 68 (2*) - 381 /27
    20/21 - 50 (2.5*) - 211/27
    21/22 - 57 (2*) -125/22
    22/23 - 44 (2.5*) -113/20
    23/24 - 37 (2.5*) -70/19
    24/25 - 30 (2.5*) -52/17
    25/26 - 21 (3*) -39/14


    Budafoks efforts in europe have meant an extra CL spot for the season after next and the league is now 3*
    The other hungarian teams have barely won a game in years in europe.

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    End of Season Report 2011-2012Stĺlkameratene
    to summer rise this season was a bit of disaster we ended up finishing in 9Th position made few decent transfers well I hoped inn anyway here is my report

    Transfers

    League Table

    League Graph

    top three players

    1: Male Berisha Top Scorer
    2:Martin Bjrnbakk
    3:mats Henriksen

    End of Season Squad

    Best XI

    aims try and do some more improvement to squad and finish higher than last season :@)

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    Welcome to Norway dj. Good solid start, good luck for you in your third season.

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    thank you gundo hopefully this season be bit better got title odds 40-1 to win league ha

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    Sportist (General Toshevo) 2015/16 Season Update - Bulgarian "B" Group - Marky Mark!


    2011/12 - Bulgarian "B" Group - 14th
    2012/13 - Bulgarian "B" Group - 2nd - Promotion!
    2013/14 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 13th
    2014/15 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 6th, Bulgarian Cup Winners!

    2015/16 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 4th, Bulgarian Cup Runner Up, Bulgarian Super Cup Winner!, Europa League 4th Qual Round
    30 Pld, 13 Won, 12 Drn, 5 Lst, 52 For, 41 Ag, +11 GD, 51 Pts

    Transfers / Star Players / Team Summary

    After qualifying for the Europa League last season, I decided to bolster the team with some foreign talent, and managed to sign 16 players on free transfers (mostly foreigners), as well as release 10 players for a record $725k.

    2016 Transfers

    Of all the new signings, it was 22 year old Ivorian defender Adama Kouakou who was the standout:

    Adama Kouakou - This youngster immediately earned a spot in the first XI and one of the 5 foreign spots, with good physical and mental attributes (although terrible technical attributes), and managed 28 games at 7.07.

    The Fans Player of the Season was another foreigner (who are slowly taking over the senior squad), in 23 year old South African midfielder Mduduzi Zulu:

    Mduduzi Zulu - After an impressive debut last season, he's lifted his game even more, and managed 5 goals, 16 assists and 4 MoM at 7.21 from 32 games in central midfield. At 23 years he has impressive attributes, and despite having several clubs interested in him, he'll be a Sportist player for another 3 years at least!

    2016 Seasonal Best XI and Overall Best XI

    League / Domestic Cups

    After winning the Bulgarian Cup last season, the league started with the Super Cup against league champions CSKA (Sofia), it despite it being an even game, with CSKA having more of the ball despite going down to 10 players, the result was very one sided, with Sportist GT running away with a 6-0 win to add the 2nd trophy to their cabinet.

    2016 Super Cup

    The league itself was less impressive, after a very slow start, I moved up to 5th in the 2nd half of the season, but was desperately trying to get to 4th to ensure more European football next season. In a very close league, I managed to climb up to 4th with one game to go, and then despite a draw in the last game of the season, the 5th placed team lost, which saw me hold on to 4th place and ensure another place in the Europa League next season!

    2016 League Table and Graph

    In the Bulgarian Cup, Sportist GT made the final for the 2nd season in a row, but lost 0-3 to 3rd placed Chernomorets (Burgas) in a one sided match.

    League Reputation: 41st (+4) - between Ukrainian Cup and Swiss Super League
    National Coefficient: 21st (-) - between Israel and Norway

    Europe - Europa League

    Europa League 3rd Qual. Round v AC Oulu (Finland): 1-1 (H), 1-1 (A), 3-2p
    Europa League 4th Qual. Round v Trabzonspor (Turkey): 0-1 (H), 0-2 (A)

    My first attempt at European competition was a short one. I was luck to get through the 3rd qual round against an unknown Finnish side on penalties, but then lost convincingly against Trabzonspor in the 4th qual round, not managing a shot on target in either leg - which really shows that I do have a long way to go before I can think of being competitive in the Champions League

    Finances / Facilities

    This season, for the first time ever, Sportist GT managed to turn a profit, making $820k due to player sales and Europa League prize money, bringing the total bank balance to $433k (although I still had loans of $1.9m).

    2016 Finances

    Facilities wise, and the board agreed to improve both the Youth Recruitment Network and Youth Facilities, which hopefully will pay dividends in years to come!

    Training Facilities: Fairly Basic
    Youth Facilities: Minimal
    Youth Recruitment: Limited

    New Club Records
    Highest League Position: 4th in "A" Group
    Highest Attendance: 3,373 v Trabzonspor EURO Cup 4th Qual. Rnd 20/8/2015
    Highest Gate Receipts: $45,000 v Trabzonspor EURO Cup 4th Qual. Rnd 20/8/2015
    Average Attendance: 1,762
    Highest Average Rating: Mduduzi Zulu - 7.21 (32 apps)
    Most League Apps for Club: Emanuil Ketenliev - 79
    Most League Goals for Club: Petar Kolev - 25
    Highest Transfer Fee Received: $475,000 (David Karamoko to Dunav - 15/1/2016)
    Total Transfer Spending: $22,000
    Total Transfer Income: $700,000
    Youngest Goalscorer: Jorge Avila - 18 years 252 days (v Lokomotiv (Sofia) (A) "A" Group 25/3/2016)

    So, my first season in Europe was a complete failure, but I did manage to qualify again (just), so let's see if I can bolster the side a bit more and make a bit more progress next season!
    Last edited by Marky Mark!; 13-02-2011 at 11:56.

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    Good luck everyone.

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    I absolutely love the name "Mduduzi Zulu". And he looks to be a fantastic player too

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    Quote Originally Posted by spotg View Post
    And you think you have it bad for nationalising players?

    It's 10 years in Slovenia, and you are only allowed 3 non-EU players in the squad for domestic games.

    I guess I got luck with Bulgaria then, only 3 years for nationality and 5 non-EU players allowed in the starting 18... and that is really starting to pay dividends, with 3 players already nationalising and a couple more not too far away!

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    As a norwegian I have a soft spot for those of you who take the challenge of managing in our country. You have to deal with small and poor facilities and the players aren't always the cream of the crop. But still it is nice to see that a lot of you have success.

    So if you can take either Brodd or Stĺlkameratene to the top of europe, then it is some hell of an achievement. Good luck to all of you. (To those who play in other countries as well)

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    Always enjoy my saves in Norway, in previous FM's I found it really difficult to gain promotion from the Adeccoligaen, so was delighted to get to the Tippeligaen within 4 seasons in my Brodd save.

    cookie15 has remarkably completed this challege in Norway in the last four FM's I think it is.

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    Yeah I noticed he's not opted for Norway this year? I'm trying this informally with a Hungarian team as I've been struggling to get going with this year's version. I've saved my profile and personal screens in case it does get going!

    How has everyone found the fluid league reps?

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    Wow. That is impressive of cookie15. But I guess you have done well over the years as well, Gundo. Wasn't it Randaberg that was you favoured team? Now they are in Adeccoligaen. Have a strong squad.

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    Really enjoying the challenge, currently in 2025 with FC Santa Claus in Finland, just made the CL groups for the first time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton View Post
    Wow. That is impressive of cookie15. But I guess you have done well over the years as well, Gundo. Wasn't it Randaberg that was you favoured team? Now they are in Adeccoligaen. Have a strong squad.
    It was yeah, managed to get them into Europe too, happy memories with them. I always try to do this challenge wih Stavanger based clubs. Viking FK are the Norwegian team I support, also have massive respect for Rosenborg aswel.

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    NK Olimpija Osijek - 1.HNL (Croatian Premier Division) - 2021/2022 Season review



    Transfer market

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    The summer transfer window was going according to plan. We invested pretty much all of our money in another super promising youngster, the left-back Julien Domecq who arrived for €4.5M - even though I have no idea on how on earth was I able to attract one of the best french players from Auxerre's world famous youth academy. The rest was spent in a few cheap minor reinforcements, and a few fringe players left.

    But then surprise, the board went against my wishes and decided 1.5M€ was enough to sell our captain, giant centre-back Vladica Vasic. He had arrived 8 years ago as a teenager and established himself as a legend for the club with brilliant performances and plenty of goals. As a replacement I panic-bought spanish Ruben Navarro almost on deadline day.

    Later on in January young forward Oliver Andersson arrived and we made some money with the sales of Hendricks and Salomón.

    Domestic league

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    (Progress)

    A strange championship. Dinamo and Hajduk underperformed badly, however while we were never many points behind we spent many weeks in lowly places too. Eventually it all settled for the usual pattern of us finding top form by late season while the opponents fell apart. Junak were the surprise major challengers and gained a Champions League qualification given that Croatia has gained an extra Champions League spot - for us the prize is starting from a later qualifying round.

    Europe

    (Champions League campaign)
    (Europa League campaign)

    No problems in the qualifying rounds. We breezed past ZTE and Shakhter Soligorsk, and Wisla wasn't as much of a challenge as I imagined. The group was a whole different story though - Arsenal quickly brought us back to reality with an humiliating 6-0 trashing we were on the end of in our own stadium.

    However we bounced back. Went to Madrid and drawn 1-1 with a strong Atlético team staring Neymar, and then beat Dinamo Kiev twice. That was enough to guarantee an Europa League spot and we'd go no further than that as we lost the final two matches, albeit putting a strong fight to both Arsenal and Atlético.

    This was not the end of Olimpija's european dream as we got an easy draw versus Maccabi Tel-Aviv, and beat them in a tight round. Then Celtic came up and we got past them as well! Ruben Navarro was the star as he scored in both legs. This run would come to an end as we were drawn against the mighty Man City. Amazingly, we claimed a 1-1 draw in England but they were too much for us in the second leg. It was still a brilliant campaign as we reached the Europa League quarter-finals.

    Other domestic competitions

    (Super Cup final)
    (Croatian Cup campaign)

    The croatian super cup has a funny format, if you win both the league and the cup at once you don't have to play it, you're awarded it by default. The previous season we had flopped in the cup so we now had to face Sibenik, and beat them 4-2 to claim the Supercup on the pitch for the first time.

    In the cup, there were no shock surprises as we went on to win it again. We did have an epic match-up versus Dinamo in the semis with Hamed scoring the winning goal 3 minutes from the end of extra time, but the final was fairly easy against Zadar.

    Best eleven

    (Squad and stats)

    GK - Arafa Saleh
    DR - Pablo Cellerino
    DL - Julien Domecq
    DC - Ernest Mofokeng
    DC - Rubén Navarro
    MC - Nenę
    MC - Edgardo Garro
    AMR - Leandro
    AML - Ntokozo Makhoba
    ST - Osama Hamed
    ST - Simphiwe Vilakazi

    Again the star was Osama Hamed, with plenty of scored goals, top marks for centre-back Navarro who scored a lot too and for Edgardo Garro with a new record for assists. Meanwhile youngsters Cellerino, Leandro and Makhoba broke into the first team - and Makhoba was called-up for the world cup together with his south-african compatriot Mofokeng and iranian striker Molaei.

    Next year prospects

    While we're improving in Europe and have a lot of promising players, I'm wondering if we are near our maximum potential already. Annoyingly, the board won't let us expand or buy a new stadium despite the fact we're filling up all 5000 seats often. I don't think the Champions League money is enough to fund the club if we're going to pay more expensive, better players. My biggest hope is that the croatian league keeps growing, it has 3 stars reputation now and it's between Scotland and Romania in the competitions rankings.

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    NK Olimpija Osijek
    2012/13    2.HNL - 11th     ---          ---                      Avoided relegation
    2013/14    2.HNL - 4th      2nd round    ---                      Fought for a promotion playoff spot
    2014/15    2.HNL - 4th      1st round    ---                      Fought for a promotion playoff spot
    2015/16    2.HNL - 3rd      1st round    ---                      Missed promotion by 1 point
    2016/17    2.HNL - 1st      1st round    ---                      Promoted, 2.HNL champions
    2017/18    1.HNL - 2nd      ---          ---                      Fought for the title, qualified for Europe
    2018/19    1.HNL - 1st      Winners      EL 3rd Q rnd             Domestic double
    2019/20    1.HNL - 1st      Winners      CL playoff, EL groups    Domestic double
    2020/21    1.HNL - 1st      2nd round    CL groups                Champions again
    2021/22    1.HNL - 1st      Winners      CL groups, EL quarters   Domestic treble

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    saab693's Jaszbereny – Hungarian Division II – 2010/2011

    I mentioned starting this save earlier in the thread but hadn’t posted the relevant screenshots:

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    As I said, I’d been struggling to find my feet on FM2011 so this was seen as a chance to try something new and see how I enjoyed the experience.

    League Table
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    Season Summary

    We were predicted to finish 11th so this was a great result. As a Man U man I remember Honved from the old UEFA cup days so was pretty pleased to force them into another season in the second tier!

    Cup

    No great shakes here. Decent first result and then lost out to a team from the same division. It’s a shame the squad hadn’t gelled at this point as I think we could have done better.

    Transfers

    As to be expected a fair few in and some deadwood out. I opted to pay for some players over 48 months which meant we could exceed our transfer budget. This prob hasn’t done our finances any good (see below) but it needed to be done to get the team up to the standard needed.

    Key Player Profiles

    Kollega – An epic season from the right winger. Plenty of goals and assists earned him the Player of the Season award and the Fans Player of the Year award

    Kulcsar – Played on the left wing and was pretty much as effective as Kollega. Came second in the Player of the Year stakes and won the Man of the Match award

    Birtalan – A machine up front winning the Top Goalscorer Award despite only joining in January. Could have been unbelievable if we’d had him for the whole season!

    Kovacsics – Birtalan’s strike partner. Also did well for us up front.

    Imre – One half of a solid central midfield partnership.

    Feher – The other half.

    Other news

    Finances

    Not looking pretty! This is partly due to deferring transfer fees but that doesn’t really explain losing Ł30 - Ł40k a month. We went nowhere near our wage budget so I’m a little stumped by this. Will have to keep an eye on it but hopefully the club’s success will hold us in good stead.

    Promotion meant turning pro which has allowed me enough coaches to get a decent training set up going. Unfortunately we just don’t have the money to improve the facilities so I don’t think it will make much difference until we can.


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    2010/11    Hungarian Division II    1st              Promotion; Hungarian Cup 3rd Round
    Next Season

    Avoiding relegation is the main aim, anything more than that would be a bonus. My assistant is very pleased with the squad going into the new campaign so with a few signings here and there we should be capable of avoiding the drop.

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    Sportist (General Toshevo) 2016/17 Season Update - Bulgarian "A" Group - Marky Mark!


    2011/12 - Bulgarian "B" Group - 14th
    2012/13 - Bulgarian "B" Group - 2nd - Promotion!
    2013/14 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 13th
    2014/15 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 6th, Bulgarian Cup Winners!
    2015/16 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 4th, Bulgarian Cup Runner Up, Bulgarian Super Cup Winner!, Europa League 4th Qual Round

    2016/17 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 1st, Bulgarian Cup Qtr Final, Europa League 3rd Qual Round - League Champions!
    30 Pld, 20 Won, 7 Drn, 3 Lst, 53 For, 27 Ag, +26 GD, 67 Pts

    After bombing out of the Europa League before the group stages last season, I was keen on strengthening my squad to make more progress this season, and signed 17 players for a total of $205k, most of them foreigners. I also released a heap of players and raised $500k in the process.

    2017 Transfers

    Of all the new transfers this season, it was Bulgarian defender Georgi Bachvarov who was the standout:

    Georgi Bachvarov - The 25 year old Bulgarian defender was a welcome addition to the squad, as the squad was now taking on a lot of foreigners and I was struggling to stay under the 5 foreigner limit. Whilst he doesn't have amazing stats, he put in a consistent performance with 4 assists and 3 MoM at 7.11 from 35 games, and that was enough for him to take out the Bulgarian Defender of the Season award.

    The Fan's favorite however was 22 year old Nigerian striker Isiaka Ademola:

    Isiaka Ademola - In his second season at the club, the young striker finally managed to find some form, managing 13 goals, 4 assists and 3 MoM at 7.22 from 27 games. With already impressive stats, the youngster is on an amazing 5 year $75 / week deal, and whilst he has already complained about wanting a better contract, I think I'm going to make him wait another 3 years for his contract to expire.

    2017 Seasonal Best XI and Overall Best XI

    League / Domestic Cups

    The league started very well this season, and after 5 weeks I was topping the table. After that the team's form dropped off a bit, but I was always in the top three in what was a very even league. Towards the end of the season the top 2 sides started to drop some points (finally!), and with 4 games to go I jumped to 1st, on equal points with CSKA (Sofia). I went on to win my next 3 games, but so did CSKA, and then the final game of the season came about, and it was against none other than CSKA.

    The game started very badly, with Sportist GT receiving a red card after 15 minutes, and then on 40 minutes CSKA Sofia hit the lead, and I was staring at 2nd place. However, a man down, I managed to equal the scores in the 52nd minute, and then, amazingly, CSKA Sofia also had a player sent off in the 60th minute. That bit of luck was enough for me to defend and kept it to a 1-1 draw, and take out the Bulgarian "A" Group title, equal on points with CSKA Sofia but with a better head to head record!

    2017 League Table and Graph

    With the Bulgarian Cup, after reaching the final the last two seasons, we were knocked out in the Quarter Final this season in an entertaining 3-4 loss.

    League Reputation: 32nd (-9) - between Dutch Cup and English League Cup
    National Coefficient: 17th (-4) - between Romania and Israel
    Club Coefficient: 252nd (-) - between Lokeren and Lierse

    Europe - Europa League

    Europa League 2nd Qual. Round v Jurmala (Latvia): 2-3 (A), 3-1 (H)
    Europa League 3rd Qual. Round v Red Star (Serbia): 0-4 (A), 0-2 (H)

    After reaching the 4th qualifying round last season, I was determined to reach the group stage this time, but I did even worse! After getting past Jurmala despite leaking 4 goals in the 2nd round, I capitulated against Red Star, and lost an embarrassing 0-6 on aggregate to Red Star.

    Finances / Facilities

    This season I again turned a small profit, this time $300k, to bring the total bank balance to just under $700k. Despite this, they canceled a planned youth academy, however have agreed to increase the youth academy network next season!

    2017 Finances

    Training Facilities: Fairly Basic
    Youth Facilities: Minimal
    Youth Recruitment: Basic

    New Club Records
    Highest League Position: 1st in "A" Group
    Average Attendance: 1,847
    Most Games Won in Row: 5 - 9/11/2016 to 5/2/2017
    Highest Average Rating: Adama Kouakou - 7.23 (33 apps)
    Most League Apps for Club: Emanuil Ketenliev - 94
    Most League Goals for Club: Chetin Sadula - 27
    Highest Transfer Fee Paid: $120,000 (Todor Ivanov from CSKA (Sofia) - 2/2/2017)
    Total Transfer Spending: $200,000

    After 6 seasons in Bulgaria, I have finally completed part one of this challenge (the must easier part), but am yet to make it to the group stage in Europe, so will be interesting to see how we go in the Champions League next season!
    Last edited by Marky Mark!; 20-02-2011 at 13:23.

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    Marky Mark! Well done on the title, now for europe. In 15 seasons the option to improve the youth network has never been available, as a result i've never produced a player capable of even being a backup player.
    my youth facilities are excellent with a youth academy but recruitment is only fairly basic, my feeder teams have better recruitment.

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    Nice work mate. My first season in the Hungarian top flight is going ok, looks like we should be safe from relegation....

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    Great win there Marky Mark!, hopefully you can do better in the Champions League than you have in the Europa

    Your updates still say "B" Group at the top, btw.

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    Currently holidaying in Ireland - thought I'd give this challenge a go while waiting on the latest patch coming out

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    Gareth Stitt takes over at Finn Harps in the Irish First Division

    They finished bottom of the First Division last season and won the relegation play off vs Cobh Ramblers so I have to take over as them as no team was promoted to the league.

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    Budafok Hungarian Division 1 2025/26

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    The title was almost over by xmas and comfortably won as the 2nd place team had the lowest points total for 11 years.
    The reserve team lost in the league cup quarters on away goals and the hungarian cup was retained with a 6-0 win in the final.
    In europe i won the first 2 rounds of the CL easily before creeping past wisla 4-3 on agg. In the group stage i beat PSV home and away, unfortunately i conceded 4 times against Leverkusen and Man U in all the other matches. This was immensely frustrating since PSV took 7 points from these teams and i ended up last.
    The training and youth facilities were upgraded and the stadium was increased by 3500 seats.

    Squad

    Transfers

    Star man was Arkhipov again who is now a legend at the club alongside his manager
    Ferreira, Ricardo and Andrezinho sat out a lot of the season due to the 5 foreigners rule
    Muriqui's ( 158 apps, 63 goals) contract was running out so i had to sell him on. Hadid had been signed at the start of the season as a left winger but i decided to try to convert him to a striker (where he was already accomplished) after Muriqui left. Celso arrived on a bosman but was hugely disappointing considering he earns double my next top earner. Aguirar was signed 2 years ago and finally came, already looks world class.

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    Season            League             Position       Hungarian Cup               League Cup              Europe              Achievements
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    2011/12        Second Division        10th               1st Rd                     -                     -                      None
    2012/13        Second Division        10th               1st Rd                     -                     -                      None
    2013/14        Second Division        10th               1st Rd                     -                     -                      None
    2014/15        Second Division        1st                2nd Rd                     -                     -                      League Winners
    2015/16        First Division         3rd                3rd Rd                 1st Stage                 -                      European Qualification
    2016/17        First Division         2nd                Winners                Semi-final         2nd QRd   Euro cup            European Qualification, HC Winner
    2017/18        First Division         1st                Winners                Semi-final         3rd QRd   Euro cup            League winnner, HC Winner
    2018/19        First Division         1st                Semi final             Quarter-final      3rd QRd   CL                  League winner
                                                                                                       4th QRd   Euro cup
    2019/20        First Division         3rd                4th Rd                 Semi-final         Cl Group stages               None
    2020/21        First Division         1st                4th Rd                 Winners            Euro Cup 1st KO Rd            League winnner, LC Winner
    2021/22        First Division         1st                Winner                 semi-final         4th QRd   CL                  League winner, HC Winner
                                                                                                       Group Stage   Euro cup            
    2022/23        First Division         1st                Winner                 Quarter-final      CL Group stages               League winner, HC Winner
                                                                                                       1st KO Rd   Euro cup
    2023/24        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winners            CL Group stages               Domestic treble
    2024/25        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winners            CL 1st KO Rd                  Domestic treble
    2025/26        First Division         1st                Winner                 Quarter-final      CL Group stages               League winner, HC Winner
    League Ranking (standard) - Club coefficient/League Coefficient
    15/16 - 71 (2*)
    16/17 - 52 (2.5*)
    17/18 - 59 (2*)
    18/19 - 58 (2*)
    19/20 - 68 (2*) - 381 /27
    20/21 - 50 (2.5*) - 211/27
    21/22 - 57 (2*) -125/22
    22/23 - 44 (2.5*) -113/20
    23/24 - 37 (2.5*) -70/19
    24/25 - 30 (2.5*) -52/17
    25/26 - 21 (3*) -39/14
    26/27 - 17 (3*) -40/13

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    @TheBaker - In my Northern Ireland save I only got the option to improve my youth network after 15 years (and after completing Gundo's challenge), so it is odd that I got that option in Bulgaria straight away - no idea what causes the option to appear.

    @Biscotti - Thanks for pointing out my obvious mistake!

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    Took until 2022 for that option to show up for me as well.

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    saab693’s Jaszbereny – Hungarian Division I – 2012/13

    So this was our first season in the top flight following our unexpected promotion last year. As I said, I was hoping to avoid relegation and my assistant manager had confidence in the squad of players to hand.

    League Table
    League Positions
    Season Summary

    All in all a solid first attempt in the division. As you can see from the past positions, we were doing really well at first and looked like we could have pushed for one of the EURO Cup places. Frustratingly, inconsistency crept in and we could be brilliant one week and rubbish the next. I should be pleased with the finish but just think we could have done better if we’d held together.

    Hungarian Cup

    Can’t really explain this one as we crashed out to a team in the division below. We were doing really well in the league at that point too!

    League Cup


    Was pleased to make the last eight at the first attempt. Can hopefully progress on this next year.

    Transfers

    As expected, plenty in and out to bring the squad up to scratch for the top league.

    Cristiano – The veteran Brazilian was the division’s top goalscorer
    ]. Unfortunately we could not meet his increased contract demands and is leaving at the end of the season.

    Berthe – Cristiano’s partner up front was also impressive and actually more consistent. I have had a lot of luck scouting North and South Africa and he was one of the results.

    Kulcsar – Another solid season from the winger. Not as emphatic as in Division II but I was pleased he was able to make the jump.

    Gyagya – Our rock in defence and a real threat from set pieces as you can see from his impressive goal tally.

    Foxi – The comically named right winger was quality when he got to play but unfortunately injury curtailed his season.

    Other News


    Finances

    Ouch, in a word. We are now losing around Ł100k a month. Again, I have stuck within wage budgets so am unsure what has brought this on. The board have not raised it as an issue and have injected plenty of money to help cash flow. Success has to be our priority so I’ll continue in the same vain and hope that it doesn’t become too big an issue...........


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    Season     League                   League Finish    Achievements
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    2011/12    Hungarian Division II    1st              Promotion; Hungarian Cup 3rd Round
    2012/13    Hungarian Division I     9th             Hungarian Cup 3rd Round; League Cup Quarter Finals


    Next Season


    The impact on finances has meant that wage budget has barely increased so there will be far fewer players joining us. As fate would have it, my scouts and backroom staff aren’t finding anyone who would improve the squad particularly, so emphasis will be on consolidation by providing decent backup players where possible. I’d like to improve on 9th place as an aim but this may be difficult given that we don’t have the funds to really improve the squad.

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    NK Dravograd - Slovenian Second Division - 2012/13

    2011/12 - Slovenian Second Division - 7th
    2012/13 - Slovenian Second Division - 4th
    P 27 W 11 D 9 L 7 F 44 A 28 GD +16 P 42


    Much much better season, with us touching the giddy heights of 2nd towards the winter break, driven by some stunning performances by Tisnikar in the Trequartista role, and some decent goalscoring.

    Sadly, in the new year a combination of a hideous draw for the last round of fixture, plus our cup run, gave us five games in two weeks, 3 against top flight opposition and 2 away to the top two teams in the league, which saw us take a single draw and demolish club morale.

    Still unable to attract a physio to the club, or any players on loan from the top flight


    Key Players

    Top Scorer: Zan Rant Roos (25(5) apps. – 14 goals) Average Rating: 7.19
    Best Player: Borut Tisnikar (32 apps. – 7 goals) Average Rating: 7.37


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      2011/12    2nd             7th       2nd Round   N/A        Avoided Relegation
      2012/13    2nd             4th       Semi Final  N/A        Cup semis         
    Hopes for next season

    Get physio
    Get players from top flight in on loan
    Get as many of first 11 as possible onto full time contracts
    Go up

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    Nice update spotg


    What's the issue with the physic? Noone decent or just noone at all?!

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    Saab693 - looks like you could make a push on from this season if the finances let you. Buying and selling players is the way for most hungarian sides and european money if you do well. The league cup pays out a lot more prize money for winning it than the hungarian cup even though its less important.

    Spotg -Surely not having even a poor physio must be affecting the players if they get injured, i'm sure getting players on FT contracts would probably secure promotion depending on how many promotion spots there are (can you post screenies of the table )

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    Thanks for the tip Thebaker. The issue is that the squad is pretty small as is having released all players who were less than 2* rated by my assistant. We have started reasonably well with 3 wins, 2 draws and a loss in our opening 6. I think I'll have to see how finances go. There really does seem to be a lack of quality players available - for example, I could use a backup left winger so I searched for all players in that position within my price bracket as filtered by who my assistant thought might sign for us. I scouted all of the players available and none were suitable!

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    Saab693 - I found i had to look for players myself and then get my scouts to assess them, u20 and u21 players are a good bet. Africans and South America are good areas to look in. Never just go by what the ass man thinks, i find that often players won't join who he filters in and better players filtered out will join.
    I have the same problems in signing quality players (at least 3.5 stars), although i can find them most won't sign for me and my current squad is getting smaller as my good players leave. This is in spite of a wage budget of 200K p/w and a transfer budget of 43 million pounds.
    the number of foreign players is also a big issue for domestic games and i'm now concentrating on looking for europeans or africans.

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    Haha yeah I'm struggling to use my Ł19k wage budget! Sadly I don't have the patience to manually go through all the u20s and u21s!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saab693 View Post
    Nice update spotg


    What's the issue with the physic? Noone decent or just noone at all?!
    There's literally no-one willing to come. In the two seasons I've been playing I've had an advert running and searched every month or so. Only had a single applicant, who chose to join another team in the same league who needed a physio. Really really does hamper us

    And thebaker - there's 1 automatic position and 1 playoff place, but there are 3 pro sides in the second division at any given time, so it's a struggle!

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    That's insane! Is it taking forever for players to recover from injuries?

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    It is quite annoying, but the Slovenian Health Service doesn't seem to be doing too badly at the minute.

    Apart from one of my "youth prospects", who was basically injured for all last season, I've not noticed anyone out repeatedly or for excessively long.

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    If only united played like my Jaszbereny side.......!

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    I'm gonna do this in N. Ireland once i get tired of Man Utd

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    Kazpeer get signed up mate. You'll get so much more out of it than a regular save.

    Speaking of which, time to outdo the other big team in Hungary....

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    I know
    But i'm having a great save with United at the moment

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    I'm now the new manager for Ballymacash

    It's gonna be legen-wait for it-dary!

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    Challenge complete! Have not enjoyed a save more than that!

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    I see you prefer playing to writing about the game. 2034 lol, how long did that take? Congrats!!

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    My team suck!

    I just can't win:/

    Played 9 - Won 2 and lost 7
    Last edited by Kazpeer; 01-03-2011 at 16:44.

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    AS Eordaikos 2007
    Season 2013/2014
    Superleague


    Minnows Eordaikos in the Superleague! Well, our debut season went well. The media predicted us 16th place (last place), but we succeded and finished 9th. Our primary goal was not to get relegated. As we accomplished that, I'm pleased. Three players were brought in for free, two of them played most of the time and the third one was a dissapointment.

    League Table
    Kupello Hellas (elimination in fourth round, our first match)

    Key player: Robert Stambolziev (7.10)
    Best scorer: Robert Stambolziev (13)
    Best youngster: Lando Fusu (6.76)

    Next year
    A safe mid-table finish, rebuild the squad (lots of players with average rating lower than 6.4 this season) and financial control (currently €100K in the red).

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    2011/12   Eordaikos   Football League OPAP    10th      Fifth Round      n/a
    2012/13   Eordaikos   Football Legaue OPAP    6th       Second Round     Promotion!
    2013/14   Eordaikos   Superleague             9th       Fourth Round     n/a

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    Quote Originally Posted by noikeee View Post
    I see you prefer playing to writing about the game. 2034 lol, how long did that take? Congrats!!
    Yer i was so into the save i didnt want to stop at the end of the season to write up summeries, i was too keen on starting the new season! Took about 2 months all up, 3 days and 6 odd hours i think of game time

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    Sportist (General Toshevo) 2017/18 Season Update - Bulgarian "A" Group - Marky Mark!


    2011/12 - Bulgarian "B" Group - 14th
    2012/13 - Bulgarian "B" Group - 2nd - Promotion!
    2013/14 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 13th
    2014/15 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 6th, Bulgarian Cup Winners!
    2015/16 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 4th, Bulgarian Cup Runner Up, Bulgarian Super Cup Winner!, Europa League 4th Qual Round
    2016/17 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 1st, Bulgarian Cup Qtr Final, Europa League 3rd Qual Round - League Champions!

    2017/18 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 1st, Bulgarian Cup Winners!, 4th in Champions League Group Stage - League Champions!
    30 Pld, 19 Won, 9 Drn, 2 Lst, 62 For, 35 Ag, +27 GD, 66 Pts

    Transfers / Star Players / Team Summary

    After a couple of seasons in the Europa League, I was finally in the Champions League this season, however despite that I only made 10 new signings (none of which really stood out), spending $225k, whilst releasing a host of players for a combined $700k... this was not because I was happy with my squad, but rather because I had no room in my wage budget due to the Bulgarian salary cap.

    2018 Transfers

    As mentioned, none of the new signings were worth a mention, however my existing players had a great season, taking out the following Bulgarian Awards:

    Bulgarian Goalkeeper of the Season: Junior John - The 24 year old Nigerian shot stopper was signed 3 years ago, meaning that he has now gained Bulgarian nationality and is considered a local player. Although he conceded 44 goals from 41 games, he managed a decent average rating of 6.92, and whilst he would be one of the best players to ever wear a Sportist GT jumper, he now has many clubs interested in him, and is refusing to sign another contract. This is the 2nd time he has won this award

    Bulgarian Defended of the Season: Adama Kouakou - Also in his 3rd season at the club, and only 60 days away from getting Bulgarian nationality, the 24 year old central defender from Ivory Coast has been a revelation, taking out the highest average rating and fan's player of the season for the past two seasons. Unfortunately, he also has a lot of clubs interested in him and is also refusing to sign a new contract, therefore I will also be looking for a replacement at the end of next season

    Bulgarian Midfielder of the Season: Mduduzi Zulu - The 25 year old South African has been at the club for 4 seasons now, and therefore also has Bulgarian nationality and is considered a local player. Having been a key member of the side since joining as a 20 year old, he has now racked up 96 league games, the 2nd most for Sportist GT

    3rd Placed Attacker of the Season, Overall Contribution Award: Branimir Kostadinov - One of the few genuine Bulgarian players in the squad, he managed a club record 23 goals and 16 assists in his 2nd season at the club after being signed on a free, and whilst at 29 his attributes are in decline, he is still good enough to terrorise the opposition!

    2018 Seasonal Best XI and Overall Best XI

    League / Domestic Cups

    After taking out the domestic title last season I was confident of defending it again this season, and despite having quite a slow start to the season, I managed to reach first place half way through the season, and whilst I stayed there for the rest of the season and ended with a 6 point buffer, I did only finish with 66 points, which is actually one point less than last season, so from that perspective it was not a great season.

    2018 League Table and Graph

    Cups wise, I managed to take out the Super Cup in a dominant 5-1 win against Litex, and also took out the Bulgarian Cup with a 3-1 win over CSKA (Sofia)

    2018 Bulgarian Super Cup
    2018 Bulgarian Cup

    League Reputation: 20th (-12) - between Scottish Cup and English npower Championship
    National Coefficient: 19th (+2) - between Romania and Croatia
    Club Coefficient: 190th (-62) - between CFR Cluj and M. Netanya (Still only 2nd highest Bulgarian coefficient, after CSKA (Sofia) in 168th place

    Europe

    Champions League 2nd Qual Round v Glentoran (Northern Ireland): 3-1(H), 3-0(A)
    Champions League 3rd Qual Round v APOEL (Cyprus): 1-1(A), 5-2(H)
    Champions League Playoff v Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgia): 0-0(A), 2-0(H)

    After being unable to make it to the Europa League Group stage in two attempts, I managed it on my first attempt in the Champions League, with largely the same squad... go figure.

    In the Group Stage, I was drawn against Olympiakos, CSKA Moscow and Olympique Lyonnais. Whilst I won my first game against Olympiakos 1-0, I went on to lose the rest of the games, badly, to end with a GD of -16. Not a great debut in the group stage, but the money for making it that far will really come in handy!

    2018 Champions League Group Stage

    Finances / Facilities

    Reaching the Champions League group stage this year made a huge difference to the finances, turning a $14.7m profit to end with a closing balance of $15.1m.

    2018 Finances

    I also managed to talk the board into increasing the stadium capacity by 1,119 to 4,300, and that is due to be completed soon.

    Training Facilities: Fairly Basic
    Youth Facilities: Minimal
    Youth Recruitment: Basic

    New Club Records
    Highest Attendance: 3,512 v Glentoran Champions Cup Champions Qual.2 19/7/2017
    Highest Gate Receipts: $55,000 v Glentoran Champions Cup Champions Qual.2 19/7/2017
    Average Attendance: 3,349
    Most Games Without Losing: 13 - 10/2/2018 to 28/4/2018
    Top Goalscorer: Branimir Kostadinov - 23
    Most Assists: Mduduzi Zulu - 22
    Highest Average Rating: Adama Kouakou - 7.36 (46 apps)
    Most Man of Match: Adama Kouakou - 11
    Worst Discipline: Todor Ivanov - 16 yellow cards / 1 red card
    Most League Apps for Club: Emanuil Ketenliev - 108
    Highest Transfer Fee Paid: $160,000 (Victor Zagovalko from Dinamo Minsk - 6/2/2018)
    Total Transfer Spending: $220,000
    Total Transfer Income: $725,000

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    Hi all this looks interesting so going to start one in Greece. Can confirm 19th June applies to this version of the game too.

    Updates to follow.

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    Thanks LATB and best of luck!

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    Part I Complete!

    Anyone else playing in Hungary find the league incredibly tight? It came right down to the wire this time and last year 1 point separate the top 4 teams (we came 4th)

    Now onto the CL. I've struggled to really improve the squad for the past two seasons now so will be intriguing to see what progress can be made in Europe. Most of my players are still worth less than Ł20k......

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    Not in the top three managers of the year apparently.....sure, sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by saab693 View Post
    Part I Complete!

    Anyone else playing in Hungary find the league incredibly tight? It came right down to the wire this time and last year 1 point separate the top 4 teams (we came 4th)

    Now onto the CL. I've struggled to really improve the squad for the past two seasons now so will be intriguing to see what progress can be made in Europe. Most of my players are still worth less than Ł20k......
    i've gotten to the stage where i win by 10 points each year, not because i'm getting better but the other other teams are becoming worse. Still Fehervar had a tycoon takeover last season and at the start of this one have spent 14.5 million. Had to spend 12 million strengthening my squad (mostly youngsters and backup players)
    I think you can only be in the manager of the year if you are hungarian, i never have even though i have won 9 titles and 7 cups
    Last edited by Thebaker; 03-03-2011 at 21:54.

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    I'm thinking of doing this in Wales instead of N.Ireland, but I just don't know why ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazpeer View Post
    I'm thinking of doing this in Wales instead of N.Ireland, but I just don't know why ..
    I did this in Northern Ireland as there are three playable divisions as opposed to one in Wales, but otherwise I imagine the standard of teams would be pretty much the same, although the Welsh League does have a slightly lower rep - either way it's not going to be easy! (although they where the first 2 - and only so far? - leages in which the challenge has been completed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky Mark! View Post
    I did this in Northern Ireland as there are three playable divisions as opposed to one in Wales, but otherwise I imagine the standard of teams would be pretty much the same, although the Welsh League does have a slightly lower rep - either way it's not going to be easy! (although they where the first 2 - and only so far? - leages in which the challenge has been completed)
    hey, post #1187, i want some credit too!

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    Yeah .. I'll probably be doing this in Wales .. Don't think my Ballymacash team is gonna survive :/

    EDIT:
    And it's officially .. With two games left i got relegated..
    Last edited by Kazpeer; 04-03-2011 at 21:34.

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    I'm now the new manager of Bridgend


    Hopefully i won't get relegated this time!

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